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November 20th, 2012

Kenneth “Kenny” Landreth

November 20, 2012

Kenneth “Kenny” Landreth, 57, of Poyen passed away Sunday, Nov. 18, at Hot Spring County Medical Center.  He was born July 20, 1955, in Little Rock, the son of Gerald “Jerry” and Elizabeth Ann Sanders Landreth.
He loved farming, singing at church, floral design and doing for others.  Kenny was a member of Poyen Missionary Baptist Church. 
He was preceded in death by his father, Gerald “Jerry” Landreth.

Victor “Heavy” Polston

November 20, 2012

Victor “Heavy” Polston, 58, of Haskell passed away on Nov. 19 at his home.  He was born Oct. 14, 1954, in Fresno, Calif., to the late Noel F. and Thelma Odell “Sue” Polston. 
Also preceding him in death were his sisters, Beverly Sue Blair and Sharon Ann Estes, both of Benton.

Nolan R. James

November 20, 2012

Nolan R. James, 78, of Benton passed away Monday, Nov. 19.  He was born June 16, 1934, in Saline County.  Mr. James was a U.S. Air Force veteran and an insurance agent.
He was a member of Gravel Hill Baptist Church. where he served as music director and Sunday School teacher for many years. He was a Mason with the Rubicon Lodge 627. 
Mr. James was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Roy James; and two brothers, Roland James and Derrel James.

Danny Beaty

November 20, 2012

Danny Beaty, 57, of Hot Springs, formerly of Benton, passed away Saturday, Nov. 17.  He was born Dec. 21, 1955, in Benton.  Mr. Beaty was a machinist in Hot Springs. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, Daniel and Hazel Beaty.
He is survived by his wife, Doris Beaty of Hot Springs; two sons, Chad Beaty of Benton and Matthew Beaty of Little Rock; three sisters, Brenda Herring of Hot Springs, Darlene Foshee of Benton and Marlene Golliver of Benton; and two grandchildren.

Mary Sue (Miller) Christie

November 20, 2012

Mary Sue (Miller) Christie, 75, of Haskell passed away Friday, Nov. 16, at Saline Memorial Hospital in Benton.
She was born Feb. 9, 1937, to the late Rev. Collie Melvin and Ophelia Mae (Borders) Miller in Columbia County. Sue was a very devout wife and Christian woman, she loved the lord and was a member of Glen Rose Missionary Baptist Church. She was a wonderful and loving caregiver to many and took care of two handicapped children. Her passion in life was caring for people whom she loved.

Buddy "Shorty" Davis

November 20, 2012

Buddy “Shorty” Davis, 83, of Benton entered the heavenly city where there is no more pain, sickness or sadness.  He received his new body. We rejoice for him, but grieve for our loss.
Buddy was preceded in death by his parents, Jones Lee “Duck” Davis and Pearla Mae Oglesby Harris; his siblings, Alta Rudder, Ruth Burford, Thelma “Polly” Ables, Maurice Davis, Coy Davis and Roy Davis; and his great-granddaughter, Madison Bailey.

Lucille Baker Hannon

November 20, 2012

Lucille Baker Hannon, 92, of Benton passed Monday, Nov. 12. She was born in Cotton Plant to the late Oliver B. Baker and Henrietta (White) Hunt.
She is survived by her son, John Hannon Sr.; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Funeral is scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 19, at Longley Baptist Church in Little Rock with the Rev. Billy R. Brewster officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in Benton by Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff.
The body will lie in state at the church from 10:15 a.m. until time of the service.

November 19th

Panther tourney team dominates

November 19, 2012

A Benton Panther tournament team made up of all sixth graders had an impressive run in a tournament at Lake Hamilton High school on Saturday, Nov. 10. From the Future Panthers program, the team of 20 total kids ran through the tournament, playing three games in one day, without surrendering a point.
The Benton sixth graders took down Hot Springs in the morning game 52-0, blew out Sheridan 40-0 in the afternoon game, and shut out Star City in the championship game 20-0 to take the first-place trophy.

Saline Ministerial Alliance holds open Thanksgiving service at Butler Auditorium

November 19, 2012

People of many faiths came together Sunday night to worship and express gratitude in the annual Thanksgiving service sponsored by the Saline County Ministerial Alliance.
The setting was Butler Auditorium on the Benton High School campus.
An offering taken at the service raised $1,390.69 to be given to the Churches Joint Council on Human Needs.
Saline County Chaplain Tamra Gore, representing CJCOHN, explained that the number of area residents needing help from the agency has risen this year.

November 16th

Controversy arises over dogs attack on woman

November 16, 2012

A Saline County woman remains hospitalized with serious injuries after being attacked by multiple dogs, authorities said.
The same dogs allegedly attacked a 13-year-old girl just days before, yet the dogs are allowed to remain at the owners' home due to the lack of a county animal control program.

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