March 15th, 2012
James B.Â Gately, age 71, of Benton died Sunday, March 11, 2012, after battling lung cancer for several years.Â
J.B. was born and raised in Lonoke, where he graduated from high school. He was the son of Sam J. Gately and Lillie Mae Gately, who both preceded him in death. He was also predeceased by a brother, Sidney W. Gately of Earles.Â
Â J.B. was a Little Rock Police officer for 13 years and worked for Alcoa at Bauxite in the plant security and fire departments until his retirement in 2004.
Paul McAdoo, 78, of Malvern, passed away Thursday, March 8 at Heartland Rehabilitation and Care Center of Benton.Â He was born January 31, 1934 in Pine Bluff and grew up in El Dorado and Traskwood.Â Paulâ€™s second greatest passion in life was driving 18 wheelers across country, the first being his wife and family.Â Other great past times of his included fishing, hunting, John Deere tractors and visiting with friends-especially at the locals table at J.J.â€™s Truck Stop.Â He was a very out going person, never meeting a stranger and always left a lasting impression on everyone he met.Â
Richard "Chris" Madison, licensed in all courts of Arkansas, the U.S. District Courts for Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas, the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court, is now Bryant's staff attorney.
Born and raised in south Pulaski County, Madison graduated from Mills High School and attended the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, where he earned a bachelor's degree in political science.
A widespread electrical power outage on Sunday night in Benton was quickly corrected, according to Terry McKinney, general manager of Benton Utilities.
McKinney said the area affected involved "approximately one-third of the city."
The incident occurred about 9 p.m. when Benton Utilities "lost the Benton North Substation and the outage extended pretty much to everything north of the interstate, which included Walmart and a few other stores on the south side."
McKinney noted that Saline Memorial Hospital was not affected by the outage.
It was a rough couple of innings for the Bauxite Lady Miners softball team as they gave up six runs apiece in the second and third innings in their 12-1 loss to the Magnent Cove Lady Panthers on Tuesday in Bauxite. Senior Bauxite pitcher Bethany Edwards retired the side in order on four pitches in the first inning, but errors and mental lapses by the Lady Miners led to 34 pitches each in the next two innings.
BENTON â€“ The Benton Lady Panthers softball team continued their dominance on Tuesday when they welcomed the Nashville Lady Scrappers into Lady Panther Park. The Lady Panthers beat Nashville 7-0 in the Bootsie Gordon Tournament on Saturday, on their way to winning the tournament.
Tuesday was a much harder contest for Benton, but the Lady Panthers did prevail at the end winning 2-1 in the eighth inning.
Starting pitcher Lauren White allowed a hit to Nashville in the first, but was able to escape unscathed after forcing a ground out and getting a strikeout to end the inning.
Veterinarian Eric Jayne gets "the look" from Mikey before he gives a vaccination shot during the Humane Society of Saline County low-cost drive-through shot clinic in the parking lot of the Saline County Fairgrounds on Saturday. Burt and Sami Goldman of Benton said Mikey is a three-legged shelter dog that "the kids fell in love with."
(Courier photo by Matt Burks)
Churches Joint Council on Human Needs volunteers focus year-round on helping alleviate hunger in the local area.
As part of the agency's mission, area groups and individuals conduct food drives and fundraising projects throughout the year to help meet this ever-growing need, volunteers say.
There are times, however, when the charitable agencies themselves have needs and this was the case recently with CJCOHN.
The agency's food storage facility was in serious need of renovation and several groups and individuals provided the funding needed to solve this problem, volunteers said.
BENTON â€“ The Lady Panthers did something Saturday that no other Benton High School softball team had completed in a very long time. After getting past Springdale Harber in the first round of the Bootsie Gordon Tournament in Benton, the Lady Panthers beat Dardanelle 6-0 and Nashville 7-0 to advance to the finals against Greenbrier. After a crazy homerun call early in the game, the Lady Panthers prevailed to beat Greenbrier 12-2 to become tournament champions.
From Lt. Russell at the Benton Police Department:
A juvenile, Paxton Griffith, who was reported as a runaway recently out of our department has been located and is safe. Thank you for your help in trying locate him.