March 1st, 2012
A Little Rock man â€” who is accused of involvement in a recent shooting in Alexander that sent two men to local hospitals â€” was arrested early today, authorities said.
LITTLE ROCK â€“ With 30 Arkansas High School swim teams participating in the Arkansas State High School Swim/Dive Championships at UALR on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 24 and 25, the Bryant Hornet Girls swim team finished the meet No. 3 in the state.
â€śThis is the best finish in the State Meet for a Lady Hornet Swim Team,â€ť said Coach Angel Dale. â€śI am extremely proud of the third-place finish for the girlsâ€™ team. The girls brought home a medal in every event they swam except for the 400 relay.â€ť said Dale.
HASKELL â€“ The Harmony Grove Cardinal baseball team started their season at 1-0 with a 9-4 victory over Magnet Cove on Monday. On Wednesday, the Cardinals welcomed 6A foe Fair into their ballpark for game two of the season. A no-hitter and 26 runs later and the Cardinals had themselves a 26-0 win and a 2-0 season record.
Cardinals starting pitcher Arron Arzt struck out four in the top of the fourth, allowing one runner to reach base on a passed ball and error on the catcher.
BENTON â€“ The Benton Panthers baseball team opened the season in fine fashion with two pitchers combining to throw a no-hitter in the Panthers 1-0 victory over the Central Arkansas Mustangs on Tuesday in the Benton Invitational. Senior left-hander Garrison Roy and junior lefty Coulton Lee combined for the no-hitter for Benton.
BRYANT - Benton and Bryant matched up for the softball version of the Salt Bowl as both softball teams battled for bragging rights on Tuesday night at Bishop Park.
With rain threatening game play, both teams came out hot on defense.
Bryant starting pitcher Peyton Jenkins shut down the Lady Panthers bats in the top of the first with a three-and-out performance including two strikeouts looking.
EL DORADO â€“ The Benton Lady Panthers escaped with a 54-49 overtime victory over the Jonesboro Lady Hurricane on Tuesday in the first round of the 6A State Playoffs in El Dorado. The South No. 1 seed Lady Panthers(22-7) were down two points with 4.5 seconds left in regulation against the No. 8 seed Lady Hurricane.
â€śTheyâ€™re not your normal No. 8 seed,â€ť Benton Coach Jerry Chumley said. â€śTheyâ€™re pretty dad gum athletic and pretty good. We had a 10-point lead in the second half and instead of building on it, we let them get back into it.â€ť
Mary Catherine Willis, 74, of Benton died Tuesday, Feb. 28. She was born July 8, 1937 in Saline County.
Catherine was a homemaker, a charter member of the Lonsdale Volunteer Fire Department Board, a member of the Sharon Home Extension Club and a member of Ten Mile Missionary Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Calvin and Cledies Williams Elliott; and her husband, Harley Gene Willis.
She is survived by her daughters, Peggy Smith and husband Joe Bob of Hot Springs and Anita Willis of Benton; a special friend, Ella Pennington, and her granddog, Khati.
On Sunday, February 26, 2012, angels descended from heaven to St. Vincent Infirmary CCU to take Maxine Honda home to be with her family and friends up in heaven. Her family was at her side. She was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, to Clara Matsumoto-Fukushima and was a member of Second Baptist Church in downtown Little Rock.
She was preceded in death by her mother.
Donna Jane Wood, 69, of Benton passed away Sunday, Feb. 26.
She was born in Barrie, Ontario, Canada, to Gordon H. and Katherine M. Scott Sprague. She was a surgical nurse, having retired from the Veterans Administration Hospital. She was a member of the Saline County Master Gardeners Association and North Little Rock Friends of Animals.
Donna was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Scott Sprague
Richard J. Howard, 80, of Owensville passed away Tuesday, Feb. 28.
He was born Jan. 10, 1932, to the late Sally Houpt Howard and Wilbert D. Howard in Hot Springs.
Mr. Howard was an electrician and a dairy farmer. He was of the Baptist faith and a U.S. Army veteran.
He is survived by his wife, Regina Howard; a son, Regie Howard and wife Judy; two daughters, Becka Howard and Robin McAtee and husband Brent; three brothers, Don Howard, Daniel Howard and Bill Howard; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.