September 15th, 2012
On a rain-soaked Friday night at C.W. Lewis Stadium, 66 young men suited up in the maroon and gray of Benton. Sixty-six young men represented themselves, their high school, their families, and the entire Benton community with class. Sixty-six young men gave their heart and soul in an effort to secure a win for the Panthers. Though the Panthers came up a bit short on the scoreboard, the entire community of Benton has reason to be proud of the Panthers and their effort.
The Christian Community Care Clinic is in need of special assistance.
Barbara Elrod, a retired RN and volunteer for the clinic, said the facility especially needs updraft machines, blood pressure cuffs and CPAP machines.
"What better way to recycle than to give things new life and help others at the same time?" Elrod said.
She explained that the clinic is "a nonprofit facility and operate on grants and donations, so you know money is always tight."
How do you make lemonade out of lemons? That may seem impossible after the loss to Louisiana Monroe,Â but I am going to give it a try.
Losing to Alabama every year since 2007 has been no fun and after the meltdown on Markham last week, not many are giving my Hogs much of a chance this year either.
In what has been an unconventional start to the season, the Bauxite Miners have played two games so far in the 2012 season, but only have four quarters of action under their belt. Their season opener was spoiled by Hurricane Isaac after one quarter and was only able to squeeze in three quarters last week against Glen Rose.
Nevertheless, it hasnâ€™t been a pretty start for head coach Shane Clancy and his Miners. While the Miners havenâ€™t had a full body of work to go off of, the four quarters they have played are very indicative of the poor start.
The Benton Lady Panthers outscored the Little Rock Fair Lady War Eagles 75-11 in three matches to win their sixth straight match after starting the season 0-2. Benton won 3-0 (25-3, 25-1, 25-7) in its most lopsided match of the season and improved to 3-0 in the 7A/6A South. The Lady Panthersâ€™ junior varsity also had little trouble defeating Fairâ€™s JV, winning 2-0 (25-5, 25-10).
â€śFair is just not where they need to be,â€ť Benton Coach Brandy Chumley said. â€śWeâ€™re working on clicking on offense a little bit and those were good games to work on that. I thought we did pretty well.â€ť
The Finance and Personnel Committee of the Bryant City Council was slated to discuss the revision of an ordinance regulating the open burning of yard waste during its regular monthly meeting Tuesday, but an alderman quickly put an end to the dialogue, citing the fact that the ordinance was inappropriate to discuss at a Finance and Personnel Committee meeting.
Saline County Regional Solid Waste Management District's Couponing for a Cause is making progress,
A spokesperson said the district teamed up with the Benton Senior Activity Center and district volunteer Angela Howell to promote recycling while helping members of the community in need.
"So far the Benton Senior Activity Center has gathered 2,800 coupon booklets," said Sherry Parsons, director of the center.
Â â€śThe seniors are so proud to be a part of this program.Â They enjoy the ability to help others,â€ť she said.
Mary Louise Hamlin, 86, of Malvern died Tuesday, Sept. 11, at her home.Â She was born in Hatfield on Oct. 23, 1925, to the late James T. Davis and Rosa Henson Davis.
Moving with her family to Malvern at an early age, she received her education locally and was active in school sports, playing softball and basketball.Â She also loved to water ski. A working mother, Mary was employed by the local textile mill, the shoe plant, and by Chamberlain Door, from which she retired in 1991.Â She was a member of Third Baptist Church, where she sang in the choir and worked with the youth.
Dennis W. Sullivan, 70, of Lonsdale, formerly of St. Louis, Mo., passed away Wednesday, Sept. 12.
He was born April 10, 1942, in St. Louis to the late William D. and Margaret L. Sullivan.Â He was a retired member of Sheet Metal Workers Local 36 of St. Louis.
He is survived by one sister, Dian Cowser and husband Jim of Lonsdale; two nieces, Katie and husband Steven and Terri and husband Chad; three great-nieces and two great-nephews.
Memorials may be made to Saline Memorial Hospital Hospice House, 23157 I-30, Bryant, ArkansasÂ 72022.
Marion Estelle Billingsley Meador, 94, of Bauxite passed away Tuesday, Sept. 11. She was born July 7, 1918, in Prescott. Marion was a housewife and a member of the Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William O.Â and Georgia Arnott Billingsley; her husband, Roland Meador; a son, Roger Meador; two brothers, Hugh Billingsley and Elbert Billingsley; a sister, Jessie Monk; and a great-great-grandson, Randal Smith Jr.