April 12th, 2013
William Doyle Atchison, 97, of Owensboro, Ky.., died Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at Kindred Transitional Care in Owensboro.Â He was born Oct. 15, 1915, in Arkansas to the late Thomas and Lola Atchison.Â He retired after 25 years of employment with Thompson Homes and was a member of Richland Baptist Church.Â
He was preceded in death by his wife, Minnie Ulmer Atchison; a brother, Lester Atchison; sisters, Vida Westbrook, Ethel Mitchell, Maurine Mills and Bessie Lee Burnett, all of Benton; and a son-in-law, Larry Trogden.
The public will bring photos, clippings, documents, manuscripts and records dating from the 19th and 20th century to the Bryant Historical Society's "Show and Tell of Bryant" tonight.
The event is scheduled for 6 p.m. at Boswell Library in Bryant.
Jane Thompson, archival manager at the Arkansas History Commission, will explain how to preserve photos, documents or other historical memorabilia, Kuhn added.
A local church group will host Loads of Love from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the Fun Wash on Edison Street in Benton. The group will bring hundreds of dollars in quarters and offer to pay to wash the laundry of anyone who is there. The group will also cook hotdogs for the patrons.
The fourth annual Peace, Love & 5K and 1-Mile Family Fun Run will be this Saturday. The Family Fun Run begins at 7 a.m. at the Benton High School Track, and the 5K run begins at 8 a.m. in front of the Civitan Center in Benton.
The fun run is $15 with a T-shirt and free without a shirt. The 5K run/walk is $25 with a T-shirt.
All race participants are invited to attend a free pasta dinner Friday 5-8 p.m. at the Civitan Center. This is also a chance to pick up your race packet early, said Leigha Jones, community development director for Civitan Services.
PINE BLUFF â€“ It didnâ€™t look like it would be a blowout early in the game, but the Benton Panthers defeated the Pine Bluff Zebras 14-1 in six innings in 7A/6A South conference action on Tuesday at Taylor Field in Pine Bluff. The win places the Panthers 6-0 in the South and 12-2 overall.
Jennie Burrow, 31, of Benton passed away Monday, April 8, 2013.Â Jennie was the daughter of Don and Darlene Burrow and the late Eva Coleman.Â Jennie was born on July 21, 1981, in Benton.Â When Jennie was quite young, she was a girl scout and loved scouting. Jennie attended Bryant High School and later graduated from the Eastern College of Vocational Health.Â She aspired to be a nurse, but in 2007 she decided to join the U.S.
Sharon Jeanette Simmons, 66, of Bauxite died Thursday, April 4, 2013. Sharon was born Jan. 6, 1947, to Lewis Edward and Norma Rebecca (Buffington) Grant.
She was preceded in death by mother Norma Grant, sister Betty Joan Tittle and son Schmitz Simmons.
She is survived by father Lewis Grant; children Angela Sibole and Brad Simmons and wife Deana; brother Lewis Ray Grant and wife Sherry; and grandchildren Eric Sibole II, Cody Sibole, Dylan Sibole, Meaghan Harder, Katie Simmons, Justin Long, Mitchell Holt and Lydia Simmons.
BENTON - The Benton Lady Panthers have been on a tear of late, winning six of their last seven, all coming against 7A/6A South foes. On Monday, Benton traveled to Pearcy to take on the Lady Wolves of Lake Hamilton in a makeup game. With hot bats smoking for Benton, Lake Hamiltonâ€™s gloves were rather shaky as Benton romped out to a quick 9-0 lead before winning 10-1.
Stevi Berg led the game off by reaching on an error and later scored on another error, this time with Ashton Currey at the dish. Daphne Bono also scored after following Berg with a single.
BAUXITE - The Bauxite Miners jumped ahead early, but ultimately fell 11-3 to the Arkansas Baptist Eagles in 7-4A action on Monday. The Miners drop to 6-8 (1-4) with the loss.
â€śWe started out good but just didnâ€™t put them away when we needed to,â€ť Bauxite Coach Michael Mattox said. â€śWe left seven runners on base through the first three innings. With one hit, we could have blown it open, but we couldnâ€™t get it.â€ť
HASKELL - The Harmony Grove Lady Cardinals have become accustomed to winning games early and with ease, outscoring their opponents 40-0 over the past three games entering Mondayâ€™s contest. With Perryville coming to town, Harmony Grove found itself in a dog fight early.
But thanks once again to a powerful bat and even better arm, Kristen Dempsey and the Lady Cardinals came away with their 13th straight win, this one a 4-3 victory.