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March 6th, 2012

Bauxite police enforcing 'tarp' law

March 6, 2012

Within a recent eight-hour span, nine people were cited and one person was arrested for failure to comply with the state truck tarpaulin law, according to Bauxite police.
"The goal is to cut down the trash that is getting on the roadways," Police Chief Ron Parsons said. "Anytime we see anyone with uncovered loads of trash, they will be subject to being stopped and cited."

March 5th

LOWER MILITARY PROJECT UPDATE: Thomas Road to close

March 5, 2012

Thomas Road from Military Road to the Interstate 30 service road is expected to closed to traffic for ongoing work on the Lower Military Road expansion project.
Crews today were scheduled to begin undercutting and rebuilding of the intersection, Mayor David Mattingly said.
That location will be barricaded and marked with a "no through traffic" sign, he said.
In a recent town hall meeting, Mattingly said he expects the entire improvement project to be completed in June 2013.

Repeat offenders stymie law officers

March 5, 2012

The overall goal is to protect and serve the residents and visitors of the community, officials at the Benton Police Department said.
But officers are limited on keeping repeat criminal offenders from re-entering society by the court system, probation and parole boards, and even by state legislators — who write laws and vote on the enforcement of such laws. Law enforcement officers have the ability to arrest, or at least detain, people when laws are broken, but once they write a citation and/or take that person to the Saline County jail, that ends the scope of their abilities.

Tough loss can’t slow Lady Miners

March 5, 2012

BAUXITE – The Bauxite Lady Miners softball team came close to having a perfect opening week of the season, but the Glen Rose Lady Beavers made sure that didn’t happen. With the Lady Miners up 7-1 after the fourth inning, Glen Rose came back to defeat Bauxite 9-7 in extra innings last Monday in Bauxite. Bauxite took the next two games of the week with ease, defeating Mayflower 15-2 on Tuesday and shutting out Poyen 10-0 on Friday.

Benton picks up first win, shuts out Chapel

March 5, 2012

BENTON - The Benton Lady Panthers softball team collected their first win of the season on Friday, beating up on Watson Chapel 10-0 in five innings. The Lady Panthers fell in their first contest of the year against Bryant 2-1 on Tuesday night.

Starting pitcher Lauren White started the game with a little bit of control problems, walking the Lady Wildcats first batter on five pitches. White quickly settled into her groove, striking out the next two batters.

Lady Panthers catcher Amanda Jones threw the runner out at second trying to steal for the innings first out.

Miners start strong, fade later on

March 5, 2012

The Bauxite Miners baseball team opened the 2012 season this past week and started the year off right with a 3-2 victory over the Glen Rose Beavers on Monday at Bauxite.

Led by the pitching of senior Ryan Weng, the Miners played stellar defense behind him to get the victory.

“Monday, our defense and pitching showed out,” Bauxite Coach Michael Mattox said. “It’s the best defensive game I’ve coached at Bauxite. We made every play. We had a 74-pitch complete game from our pitcher. We couldn’t ask for a better game.”

Todd Lasage

March 5, 2012

Todd Lasage, 46, of Alexander went to be with the Lord on Friday March 2. He was born November 7, 1965 in Benton. Todd was a former employee of Royal Overhead Door Co. Todd was a graduate of Bryant High School and attended University of Arkansas both in Little Rock and Fayetteville, and a member of Bryant First United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Sissy Tinker Lasage, Alexander; son, Brandon Lasage, daughters, Tiffani Lasage and Ericcah Lasage, both of Alexander; parents, William and Pat Lasage, Alexander; sister, Jana Young, Alexander; grandmother, Lorene Lasage.

Calvin Monroe Hobby

March 5, 2012

Calvin Monroe Hobby, 86, of Benton, went to be with the Lord Friday, March 2. He was born May 22, 1925 in Scott, to the late Gilbert and Bessie Waters Hobby.  He grew up in Sardis and was known as “Monroe” to many growing up.
He served his country in the Navy as a Seabee during WWII. He was retired from Alcoa where he was a pipe fitter. He also was a Farmers Insurance agent for over 30 years in Benton. He was an active member of Parkview United Methodist church, where he served for many years. He was preceded in death by his brother James C. (J. C. ) Hobby and sister, Lonie Pettus.

Martha L. Crain

March 5, 2012

Martha L. Crain, age 86, of Benton died Friday, March 2, 2012. She was born Oct. 30, 1925 in Benton. Martha was a housewife and a member of West Bauxite Missionary Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Gertrude Caple; her husband, Dwayne Crain; and a daughter, Helen Wunderlich.
She is survived by her daughter, Bobbie Gentry and husband, Gene of Benton; brother, Tommy L. Caple of Benton; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Dorothy Lorene Warner

March 5, 2012

Dorothy Lorene Warner, 81, of Greenbrier, passed away Thursday, March 1.  She was born June 11, 1930 in Rome, Mississippi.  Mrs. Warner worked at Curtis Mathis and was a member of Oak Bowery Baptist Church. 
She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry Louis and Tressie Mae Ritchey; three husbands, Cecil Woodall, Walter Norwood, and Dee Warner; two sons, J.C. Woodall and Anthony Dewayne Norwood; grandchild, Thomas Jeffrey Warden; great-grandchild, Aubrey Ann Knoble; five sisters and three brothers.

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