February 16th, 2012
Barbara B. Galbraith, 68, of Bryant died Monday Feb. 13. She was born Dec. 4, 1943 in Arkadelphia. She was a retired teacher/librarian for the Bryant Schools, a graduate of Arkansas College (Lyon College) in Batesville, member of the Arkansas Education Association and the National Education Association. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Benton where she served as an elder and a deacon.
Lois Elizabeth Elmore Clayton, 100, died Monday, Feb. 13. Mrs. Clayton was born Oct. 19, 1911, in Magnolia. She was the youngest of eight children born to Dr. and Mrs. A.B. Elmore.
Mary Sue Cousin went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Feb. 12, in Hugo, Okla., at the age of 76. She was born April 30, 1935 in Melville of St. Landry Parrish, La., the daughter of the late Dave Hensley and Viola (Ragan) Crawford.
The first year in office is a busy time for any elected official. For Bryant Mayor Jill Dabbs, 'busy' might be an understatement.
Dabbs will present her second address to the people of Bryant concerning her vision for the city will be held Thursday Feb. 23 at 6 p.m. The location for the speech and the city council meeting that follows immediately after at 7 p.m. will be Love Auditorium on the campus of Bryant High School.
LITTLE ROCK - With every beginning, there is an end. Just like the best or worst book in the world, it always ends in one way or another. There is no difference in this yearâ€™s Harmony Grove Lady Cardinals and most of all, this yearâ€™s seniors. After beating the Cutter Morning Star Lady Eagles on Tuesday night in the opening round of the 5-3A South district tournament at Episcopal, the Lady Cardinals found themselves fighting for a bid to the 3A regional tournament.
MALVERN â€“ The Bauxite Minersâ€™ season will continue as they picked up a 41-33 win against the Ashdown Panthers Wednesday night in the 7-4A district tournament held at the Bill Hunt Fieldhouse in Malvern. The Miners qualified for the regional tournament next week, but first have to face the No. 1 team in the 4A conference, Pulaski Academy.
â€śThis time of year itâ€™s a one-game season,â€ť Bauxite Coach Mark Smith said. â€śItâ€™s game to game and our guys, our seniors, we told them if you donâ€™t want your career to be over, youâ€™ve got to step it up.â€ť
MALVERN â€“ It wasnâ€™t pretty, but the Bauxite Lady Miners extended their season with a 55-51 win over the Maumelle Lady Hornets Wednesday in the 7-4A district tournament in Malvern. The Lady Miners now have No. 2 seed and host Malvern tonight.
The Lady Miners (19-9, 11-4 7-4A), the No. 3 seed, looked as if they were going to have smooth sailing when they got up 21-8 after two Mary Crow free throws with 1:29 left in the first half, and leading 23-11 at halftime, but the third quarter and freshman Kamry Orr had other designs.
There's a new superintendent-elect in the Benton School District.
In a 9 p.m. meeting Tuesday, the seven-member board unanimously voted officially to offer the job to Jeff Collum of Tyler, Texas.
Collum previously had agreed to accept the job for an annual salary of $132,500.
Collum currently is serving as executive director of secondary education of the Tyler ISD, which includes oversight for two 5A high schools, six middle schools, an athletic department, career and technology education and university initiatives.
BENTON â€“ The Benton Lady Panthers had no problem in dispensing the J.A. Fair Lady War Eagles 58-17 Tuesday night in 6A South conference action at Benton Arena. The Lady Panthers ho-hummed their way to the teamâ€™s 14th consecutive victory and improved to 12-0 in the 6A South.
â€śFair is way down,â€ť Benton Coach Jerry Chumley said. â€śWe got through and didnâ€™t have any injuries so mission accomplished.â€ť
LITTLE ROCK â€“ The Harmony Grove Lady Cardinals came into Tuesday nightâ€™s opening round of the 5-3A South District Tournament in control of their own fate. There was only one problem standing in their way and that was the Lady Eagles from Cutter Morning Star, a team Harmony Grove narrowly escaped with a win on the road just a few days ago.