November 14th, 2011
The Bauxite Lady Miners will kick off the Arkansas Alumni Girls Basketball Classic tournament held at Little Rock Hall High School. The Lady Miners will play the Lonoke Lady Jackrabbits in the opening game of the tournament at 4 p.m.
The Lady Miners will get to test their mettle against some of the top teams in the state last season. The tournament features six state tournament teams, including one quarterfinals team, three semifinal teams and a finals team.
The Bauxite Lady Miners scored the first 13 points of the game in a 52-24 win over rival Glen Rose Lady Beavers in the first regular season game of the season on Tuesday at Dawson Gym in Bauxite.
âFirst game I just didnât want us to come out a little amped up, not be able to hit any shots or let them stay in for too long,â Bauxite Coach Josh Harrison said. âI felt like if we could get on them quick it could kind of get our butterflies out. We did a good job of that.â
The Bauxite Lady Minersâ basketball team tied for second place in the class 7-4A conference last season, but had a chance to go undefeated in conference play. The Lady Miners (24-6, 10-3 7-4A last year) lost to the team they tied for second with, Malvern, twice by two points, and lost to first-place Pulaski Academy by one. Bauxite then lost to Malvern by two in the semifinals of the conference tournament.
Thomas âTommyâ Edward Chandler, 80, of Lonsdale, passed away Sunday, Nov. 6.Â He was born Oct. 12, 1931 in Tahoka, Texas, to the late Clive and Hazel Chandler.
He was a member of Ten Mile Missionary Baptist Church, a member of the Masonic Lodge No. 34 of Benton and an Air Force veteran of the Korean War.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Carolyn Strickland and Betty Graves; and one brother, Elwayne Chandler.
Sharron K. Seyfert, 65, of Bauxite departed this life at her home on Nov. 3.Â She was born Jan. 29, 1946, in Ashland, Kan., to Jim and Leona Mae Williams.
She married Glen D. Seyfert on Dec. 1, 1978.Â Mrs. Seyfert was a United Methodist and a member of the Order of Eastern Star.
Sharron had retired after 17 years of employment with the Department of Health and Human Services.Â She enjoyed making crafts, sewing, cross-stitch and being with friends and family.
Â She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Kala Jellison of Protection, Kan., and Connie DeMoss of Ordway, Colo.
Julia Adelene Tiner, 76, of Benton, passed away Friday, Nov. 3.Â She was born Feb. 22, 1935, in Batesville, to the late Sam Thomas and Ruth Daughdril Roberts.Â Julia was of the Baptist faith.
She is survivors by three sons, William Thomas Dea, Djzorn DeanÂ and Milton Tiner, Jr. all of Mabelvale; two daughters, Laura Ramsey of Kentucky and Sherri Specht of Mabelvale; a sister, Bonnie Shipps of California; her ex-husband, Milton Tiner Sr. of Benton; 15 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.
The Sheridan Yellowjacketsâ bid to host a first-round playoff game came to an end when they dropped a 28-21 decision to the Arkansas High Razorbacks in Texarkana on Friday night. The Yellowjackets scored 14 points in the final four minutes, but couldnât get it done in the end.
âToo little too late,â Sheridan Coach Louis Campbell said. âWe didnât play very good on defense. We gave them 21 points. They had a fumble returned for a touchdown. That was 28 points.â
Lindy Dale Chambers, Sr. , 72, of Bryant, went to be with his Savior Wednesday, Nov. 2,. He was predeceased by his father, Leven Chambers; his mother, Lissie Tatum Chambers; a brother, Orville Chambers; and a sister, Maxine Chambers Meyer.
Clyde DeVoye Spann, 91, of Benton, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 3.Â He was a Christian and a member of First Baptist Church in Benton.Â He was born in Saline County on July 6, 1920, to Melvin and Euldene Spann.Â Clyde was preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 62 years, Lorece James Spann, and a brother, Clarence Jr.
Sally Ann Bradley, 60, of Buckville, went to be with the Lord after a courageous battle with cancer Wednesday, Nov. 2. She was born July 10, 1951 in Benton to the late William Fred and Jewell Lee (Sanders) Witham.Â Sally married Dean Bradley Jr. July 11, 1969.Â
She was a member of Mt. Tabor Baptist Church; worked in office management in the medical field; was president of Buckville Church and Cemetery Association; worked in Girl Scouts and on the PTO Board at Jessieville Schools. She enjoyed cooking, crocheting and making hair bows and loved Christmas and vacations.