June 29th, 2011
Last week five Benton Panthers took part in the Heartland Senior Classic, an annual baseball tournament held in Norman, Okla.
As members of Team Arkansas, recently graduated seniors Stuart Levy and Ashton Roberts and future seniors Brooks Balisterri, Coulton Lee and Cason Holloway competed against some of the top college prospects in the country.
Benton head coach Mark Balisterri, who didn't coach Team Arkansas but attended the tournament to watch his son play, said this was the second year tournament officials invited Team Arkansas, which is made up of players from across the state.Â
Gene David Wheelbarger, 29, a loving and caring husband, daddy, son, brother, uncle, nephew and friend, died June 21, 2011. His memorial service was held Saturday at Edgepark United Methodist Church in Fort Worth, Texas.
Eleanor Langley, 84, of Benton, went to be with the Lord, June 24.Â She was born November 28, 1926, in Little Rock to the late Thomas and Ollie Jackson.Â She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, James Langley and grandsons, Tony Ray Langley and Phillip Don Hill.