June 27th, 2014
CONWAY â€“ Add Benton Lady Panthersâ€™ volleyball Head Coach Brandy Chumley to the list of 2014 Benton award winners. On Wednesday night, Chumley was honored as the Outstanding Coach of the Year by the Arkansas High School Coaches Association at the AHSCA All Star Game in the Farris Center in Conway.
Benton softball Coach Heidi Cox and Benton Athletic Director Steve Quinn were also also received the top honor in the state. For Chumley, it was the third time she received Outstanding Coach of the Year, as she won in 2006-07 and 2011-12.
Minnie J. Easter, 98, was embraced in her Heavenly Saviourâ€™s arms on June 25, 2014.
She was born in Saline County to Martin and Rena Neighbors on July 6, 1915.Â Minnie started work at the age of 12.Â Her first job was at the Owasso plant in Benton, where she made potato crates for 25 cents an hour.
She has donated items to the Gann Museum.Â She worked at all of the furniture factories in Benton until she retired from Arkansas Face Veneer.Â
After retirement, she went to work as a housekeeper for Phillip and Cissy Brown until the age of 85, when she stopped working due to health reasons.