August 28th, 2012
James Floyd â€śPapa Jimâ€ť Mills, 73, of Benton, passed away Friday evening August 24.Â He was born October 29, 1938 in Haskell, to Marcus Coy Mills and Opie Berryhill Mills.Â James received his education and training at Henry Ford Technical Institute, now a subsidiary of Michigan State University, in Detroit Michigan.Â He was employed for many years in the tool-and-die trade, eventually becoming an industrial designer specializing in compound progressive dies and plastic injection molds.Â His many product designs surround us daily, from plastic drinking cups from McDonalds, throw-away meat tray c
Odale Gentry, 77, passed away on Aug. 24 in Alexander. He was born Feb. 1, 1935, in Bauxite to Amores Wyatt and Flora Ellen Gentry. He proudly served his country as a Marine in the Korean War. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 14000. He worked for several years for the city of Benton, drove a truck and was a mechanic during most of his working years. Odale was dearly loved by all who knew him and will be greatly missed.â€¨He was preceded in death by his wife, Wanda Sue Gentry, and his parents.
Montie Dean Nelson, 48, of Bryant, went to be with the Lord on Friday, Aug. 24. He was born July 27, 1964, in Little Rock. He was a self-employed carpenter and loved to hunt and fish.
He was preceded in death by all grandparents and father, Joel Nelson.
Area residents are continuing to voice concern about a proposed high-voltage transmission line to be installed by Entergy Arkansas in Benton.
The route for the line includes property that runs alongside Bernard Holland Park, where youngsters play ball many days of the year.
Many residents are concerned about the potential health risks to children because of the location of the line, but city officials contend there is no cause for alarm.
Mayor David Mattingly said Wednesday that he had been informed that the location of the line does not pose any health hazards.
It is pretty easy to say that the Benton Panthers have been anything but good during the football season over the past few years. After winning three games in each of the last two seasons, Benton has been battling injury after injury, day after day. To add insult to injury, the Panthers were forced to give up its three wins from the 2010 campaign after eligibility issues arose.
Maureen P. Hogue, 77, of Mabelvale, passed away Friday, August 24. She was born January 2, 1935 in Limestone County, Texas. Mrs. Hogue was preceded in death by her parents, Wayne and Hazel Pollock; brother, Wayland Pollock and a special friend, June Williams, who died just hours after her.
Lady Hornets defeat Cobras
BRYANT â€“ They weren't sharp, but the Bryant Lady Hornets remained undefeated in their second match of the season. The Lady Hornets beat the Fountain Lake Lady Cobras 3-1 (25-23, 25-19, 17-25, 26-24) on Thursday night at the Bryant gym.
"A win's a win," Bryant Coach Beth Solomon said. "We didn't play as good as we could have. Overall, we had some key players that were not on last night.
Brenda Haney has joined the contenders seeking a position on the Bauxite City Council.
She is campaigning for Position 3, which will soon be vacated by Alderman Guy Hendrix. Former Alderman Mae Clark also is a candidate for the seat.
Both of the 2012 Bryant High School golf teams have started the year strong. Coming into Monday, the boys already had two first-place finishes under their belt to go with two fourth places. On Monday, the Hornets added another top finish to their stats when they played a dual tournament with Conway on the road.
The Benton Junior High Panthers got off to a stellar start Thursday night at C.W. Lewis Stadium with wins over the Hot Springs Lakeside Rams. The Freshmen Panthers won 28-6 while the eighth graders won 20-6.
Brinson Williams intercepted a Lakeside pass on the Rams' first possession. On the ensuing play, Grayson Morrow made a diving catch in the end zone for the Panther touchdown. Williams kicked the first of his four PATâ€™s, giving the Panthers a 7-0 lead.