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June 12th, 2013

Sport Shop cleans up act for 1st win

June 12, 2013

BENTON – It didn’t start well for Benton Sport Shop, but the team cleaned up their play and ended up with their first win of the season in an 11-3 decision over Malvern National Bank on Saturday at Bernard Holland Park.
Benton starter Jay Davies walked the first four batters of the game, the last one resulting in the first run of the game, but settled down and ended up giving a very solid performance. Davies would get out of the inning when Ethan Hendrix forced a man out at home and Davies would strike the next two batters out to get out of the inning.

Southern Baptists officially oppose gay Scout rule

June 12, 2013

HOUSTON — The Southern Baptist Convention approved a resolution Wednesday expressing its opposition to and disappointment in the Boy Scouts of America's new policy allowing gay Scouts.

The resolution was voted on by members at the denomination's annual meeting in Houston. It also calls on the Boy Scouts to remove executive and board leaders who tried to allow gays as both members and leaders without consulting the many religious groups that sponsor Scout troops.

Free family movies to kick off in Tyndall Park June 20

June 12, 2013

The Benton Parks and Recreation Department will be showing Looney Tunes and "The Lorax," starting at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 20 in the amphitheater at Tyndall Park.
Benton Parks and Recreation will present free family movies throughout the summer.
Concessions will be available.

June 11th

Historical Society to present "Ms. Gola Boone: Memories of Bryant" Thursday

June 11, 2013

The Bryant Historical Society will present "Ms. Gola Boone: Memories of Bryant" Thursday at 6:30 at the Boswell Library.
Boone is a lifetime resident of Bryant, and the Boone family has played a contributing part in the history and heritage of Bryant, said Patsy Kuhn, head of the historical society.
"She will be sharing her memories of over the past 90 years with her usual wit and charm," Kuhn said.

Oaklawn Park plans 58,000-square-foot expansion

June 11, 2013

HOT SPRINGS — The Hot Springs Planning Commission is scheduled to vote this week on a 58,000-square-foot expansion of Oaklawn Park's gaming area.
Oaklawn General Manager Eric Jackson says the plan is separate from the racetrack's previous expansion, which was completed in May 2009. Jackson tells the Sentinel-Record that Oaklawn has seen "organic growth" since the state legalized electronic gambling machines at racetracks in Hot Springs and West Memphis.
If the planning commission approves the site plan, work could begin next May.

Budget revisions, IT position subject of Bryant committee meeting tonight

June 11, 2013

Proposed revisions to the general City of Bryant budget and also the street and water budgets are on the agenda for the Bryant Finance and Personnel Committee meeting today at 5:30 p.m. in the courtroom at City Hall, 210 SW 3rd St.
The committee also will discuss the classification and compensation plan for the open systems administrator position.
The systems administrator job is the new in-house information technology position, which City Council voted to create last month.

Leon Davis Boykin, Sr.

June 11, 2013

Leon Davis Boykin, Sr., 82, of Benton, passed away Sunday, June 9, 2013.  He was born October 27, 1930 in Glen Allen, Miss, in the cotton fields south of Greenville.  The world has lost a good man. Mr. Boykin was a United States Korean War Veteran.  He retired as a heavy equipment mechanic. 
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Leon Davis Boykin, Jr. of Haskell. 
He is survived by his sons, Francis Lewis Boykin of Alexander and Charles Andrew Boykin of Long Beach, Mississippi; eight grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. 

Beatrice George

June 11, 2013

Beatrice George, 72, of Benton, passed away to the arms of Jesus, Saturday, June 8, 2013 after a year-long battle with lung cancer.  She was born November 25, 1940 in Memphis, Texas.  
Mrs. George was preceded in death by her parents, LueAva and Tom Scarberry, and her husband, Leonard “Buck” George.

Tianna Neal

June 11, 2013

Tianna Neal, 28, of Paron went to be with her Lord on June 5, 2013.
Tianna enjoyed hunting and fishing with her husband and her children. She loved the outdoors and all animals; she devoted her life to taking care of others.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Hoyt and Gloria Hill; her grandparents, Don and Yukie Volz; her brother, Johnathan Johnson; her father-in-law, Robert Neal; and her great-grandparent, Grady Ritchson.

Sammie Lois Patton

June 11, 2013

Sammie Lois Patton, 87, of Benton passed away June 6, 2013, with her family by her side. She was born Jan. 22, 1926, to the late Charlie and Estelle Noles in Seagraves, Texas.
Sammie was an avid reader and loved working in her flower garden, sewing and quilting. She retired from Teletype after 20 years of employment.
Sammie was a member of North Bryant Baptist Church for 14 years.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her loving husband of 59 years, William Earl Patton.

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