March 30th, 2011
Glen Rose and Harmony Grove battled the weather and each other Tuesday in the opening of conference play.
In the end, the Beavers came out on top 10-4, and the Lady Beavers won 15-13.
Glen Rose softball head coach Kyle Lem said, â€śWe had two opportunities to end the game on a run rule and didnâ€™t, and, of course, they came back as always.â€ť
Lem said the game was a â€śhard fought slugfest, just like it is every time. Thereâ€™s just something between our two porgrams I guess.â€ť
Harmony Grove softball head coach Sammi Massey was reached for comment, but did not respond by press time.
BENTON â€” After spending the weekend in Shreveport, La. where the weather was in the mid 90s and sunny, the Benton Lady Panthers were a little â€śshell-shockedâ€ť Tuesday when they had to play in the rain and the mid 50-degree temperatures at the Benton Panther Softball Complex.
Although it took some time for their bats to warm up, the Lady Panthers defeated Texarkana 6-0 thanks in part to a three-run inning in the fifth.
Lenney Bell Kirkendoll, 73, of Benton, passed away Monday, March 28, 2011. She was born Aug. 16, 1937, in Cleburne County.
Mrs. Kirkendoll was a member of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church and retired from the Benton Public School District.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Myrtle Chastain; son, Melvin Kirkendoll; and a sister, Lorine Phillips.
Raymon Bertram Gentry Jr., 47, of Alexander died Saturday, March 26, 2011. He was born Feb. 11, 1964, in Little Rock to Stella and Raymon Gentry Sr. and two older sisters, Dianne Smith and Lisa Hicks.
In November 1985 he married his sweetheart, Shelia Hill of Mountain View, and was blessed with two daughters, Megan and Cara shortly afterward.