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August 8th, 2011

Alice Mildred Reid

August 8, 2011

Alice Mildred Reid, 82, of Benton, passed away Sunday August 7, in Booneville. She was born November 5, 1928 in Magazine, to Roy Guy and Sara Edith (Forkum) McGhee.
She was a retired pharmacy clerk at Westside Pharmacy in Benton and a homemaker. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Magazine.
She is preceded in death by a infant son Richard Allen Reid.
She is survived by one daughter, Alicia Lynn Reid of Janesville, Wisconsin and one son Kenneth Blake Reid of Bee Branch.

August 5th

9U Regional Championship to be decided this weekend

August 5, 2011

The 9-year-old Cal Ripken Regional, that was originally played in Hattiesburg, Miss., was rained out July 27. Since the four remaining teams were from Arkansas, the finals were moved to Benton’s Bernard Holland Park. The Benton 9s, coached by Shane Pigue, were the number one seed going into bracket play after 4-0 in pool play and was chosen to host the final two games.
“We set a goal to do that, because not many teams have won regionals for Benton,” Pigue said. “Tim Bennett’s team has won three-in-a-row but no other Benton team has won a regional before.
“It is kind of crazy.”

August 4th

Marlyn K. Dodge

August 4, 2011

Marlyn K. Dodge, 85, of Benton, passed away August 2.   She was born January 23, 1926 in Cambridge, Wisconsin to the late John and Betsy Kaare.  Marlyn was a volunteer for CJCOHN and Saline Memorial Hospice.  She was a member of the TOPS group in Benton and attended Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in North Little Rock.  Marlyn was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Jay Dodge and brother Elvin Kaare.
 
Survivors, son, John Dodge, daughter, Patty Gordon and husband, Doug of Massachusetts.
 

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