June 20th, 2012
BRYANT â€“ Former Bryant Hornet dual-threat player Tyler Nelson isnâ€™t taking his skills far from home when he goes to the next level. Nelson signed a letter of intent to play baseball for the Arkansas Baptist Buffaloes in Little Rock in front of friends and family at the Bryant High School baseball office on Tuesday.
Akuma Twilight â€˜Spiritâ€™ aka Eddy Zeiter 38, of Bauxite passed away on May 30. He was a very giving spirit who treated so many like family. He was known throughout his community for his giving and helpful nature. He would collect toys, and other household goods to distribute to the less fortunate. Though he did not have much himself, he always found something to give. He had a unique sense of humour and loved being a part of his community. He felt as if he belonged, and he loved living in Bauxite on his family property.
James Franklin Hendricks, 77, of Benton passed away on June 17 with his family by his side.
Frank was born Aug. 30, 1934, to the late Jim and Ruby Hendricks in Bradford.Â He was a member of Indian Springs Baptist Church for more than 20 years.Â Frank had a passion for going on rock building missions where they would build churches.Â He loved to hunt, fish, woodworking and working in his garden.Â Mr. Hendricks retired after 24 years from IBM.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Fran Leavelles, 72, of Benton died Sunday, June 17, in Little Rock. She was born Dec. 12, 1939 in Brownfield, Texas.
Fran was a homemaker and a member of Rock Creek Church.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Ruth Johnson Green' and her husband, David Leavelles.Â
Christopher Michael Patterson, 35, of Traskwood passed away June 17.Â He was born March 9, 1977, in Malvern to Michael Curtis and Brenda Patterson.Â Christopher was a member of Victory Baptist Church of Haskell and worked in construction.
He was preceded in death by his father, Michael Curtis Patterson.
Floyd Lee Bennett, 80, of Benton died Sunday, June 17.Â He was born Oct. 20, 1931, in Oklahoma to the late James and Amanda Bennett. Â Mr. Bennett was employed by Climax in Leadville, Col., from 1959 to 1973 and then worked at Alcoa from 1973 until his retirement in 1995.
He was a Korean War Army veteran and served as a firefighter for the Salem Volunteer Fire Department from 1976 to 1995.Â
Mr. Bennett was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Ina Doris Bennett, his parents, two brothers and three sisters.Â
Murder suspect Danny Wayne Stalnaker voluntarily surrendered to Hot Spring County authorities at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday.
Stalnaker was to be transported to the Saline County Detention Center.
Stalnaker was being sought in conjunction with the murder of 35-year-old Christopher Patterson of Traskwood.
Patterson reportedly died from a head injury suffered shortly after midnight Saturday, according to Lt. Scotty Courtney of the Saline County Sheriff's Office.
See Wednesday's Saline Courier for further details.
OMAHA, Neb. - Pitching a combined four-hit masterpiece, Razorbacks Ryne Stanek and Barrett Astin achieved a 2-1 victory Monday night over defending national champion and SEC rival South Carolina thrusting Arkansas alone in the winner's bracket of its College World Series Bracket 1 at TD Ameritrade Park.
With its 8-1 victory over Kent State last Saturday and 2-1 triumph Monday, Arkansas advances 2-0 to Thursday night's winner's bracket game against Wednesday's loser's bracket winner between South Carolina and Kent State.
Saline County authorities are investigating the murder of a 35-year-old Traskwood man.
Christopher Patterson reportedly died from a head injury suffered shortly after midnight Saturday and authorities are seeking 64-year-old Danny Wayne Stalnacker for questioning in the case.
A warrant has been issued charging Stalnacker with first-degree murder.
Benton School Board has paved the way for UALR-Benton Center to expand its facilities by the board's vote Monday night to purchase First Security Bank's downtown facility for a new central administration office.
The board voted 4-2 for an agreement to purchase the bank facility for housing the district's central administration facilities.