March 19th, 2014
Mrs. Mary Lee Porchia, 81, of Benton passed away Thursday, March 13, 2014.
She was born Jan. 13, 1933, in Biscoe to Samuel and Etha Mae Collie.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Albra.
She is survived by her children, Freddie Rhinehart of Benton, Burl Rhinehart and wife Vivian of Benton, Clarence Porchia of Miami, Fla., Mary Ann McGill of Benton, Loretta Porchia of Little Rock, Patricia Britton and husband Frederick of Las Vegas, Nev., and Linda Abrams and husband Orville of Little Rock; nine grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
POYEN â€” No matter how the rest of the season goes for the Harmony Grove Cardinals, the 2014 season will go down as a championship year. After beating Cutter Morning Star and Magnet Cove in the first two games of the Poyen Tournament last week, the Cardinals flew past 5-3A conference rival Glen Rose 5-0 to capture the hardware.
â€śIt was a great win,â€ť Head Coach Brandon Mynhier said. â€śYou want to win against Glen Rose anytime you can and they are going to always put a great team on the field. We just went out and tried to win a championship. It was a fun time for all of us.â€ť
BENTON -- A year after playing every game with an extremely heavy heart, the Benton Lady Panthers revisited that emotion in full with the first game of the second annual Drew Melton: Forever Young Tournament on Friday.
With Wynne as the first opponent up, Benton took care of business, winning 6-0 after a second straight dominating performance from pitcher Stevi Muilenburg. The senior allowed just one hit over five innings, striking out five and walking one.