Coordinators are finalizing preparations for Saturday's barbecue benefit for Dexter McDade of Tull.
Dexter was born in June 2012 with a serious condition that led to the removal of both kidneys and has been on continual dialysis. The 2-year-old currently is awaiting transplant surgery.
Dexter is the son of Jerred and Alexis McDade.
His mother said her son is "ready for the transplant except for an issue with his bladder. He has a tiny bladder since he has essentially never used it."
BENTON â€” The Benton Lady Panther softball team has been on Cloud 9 for the past month after winning the 6A State Championship. Despite taking the top spot on the diamond, the awards have continued into the offseason as well.
Tuesday during the All-Star Game in Conway, Head Coach Heidi Cox was named the 2013-14 Arkansas High School Coaches Association Outstanding Coach of the Year, adding to an already marvelous season.
CONWAY â€“ Add Benton Lady Panthersâ€™ volleyball Head Coach Brandy Chumley to the list of 2014 Benton award winners. On Wednesday night, Chumley was honored as the Outstanding Coach of the Year by the Arkansas High School Coaches Association at the AHSCA All Star Game in the Farris Center in Conway.
Benton softball Coach Heidi Cox and Benton Athletic Director Steve Quinn were also also received the top honor in the state. For Chumley, it was the third time she received Outstanding Coach of the Year, as she won in 2006-07 and 2011-12.