May 30th, 2012
The Benton Parks Commission has compiled a list of specific areas into which the group wants local accounting firm Yoakum, Lovell and Co. to investigate.
The audit was approved by the commission in April following a review of concession stand cash transactions handled by the Benton Parks Department at Tyndall Park in 2011.
The review, conducted by the city of Benton Finance Manager Karen Scott, revealed a lack of documents such as receipts and invoices to track transactions from the fund.
Award-winning Elvis Tribute Artist and entertainer Tony Witt will be returning soon to the stage of the Royal Theatre in Benton.
A concert by Witt is scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday, June 9. Doors will open at 6 p.m., with the show beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door and may be purchased by calling KingSized Entertainment at 501-952-6005 or by visiting www.tonywitt.com.
BENTON â€“ Senior Benton Panthers catcher Matthew Krikorian may not be the biggest guy on the field, but his size didnâ€™t stop him from posting big numbers this past season. Krikorian signed a letter of intent to play baseball for the University of Central Arkansas (Conway) on Tuesday night at Holland Chapel Baptist Church Life Center in front of friends and family before the Panthers announced their postseason awards.
Aiden Michael Lambert, 8, of Glen Rose passed away Monday, May 28.
He was born Sept. 22, 2003, in Little Rock, the son of Jason Vinyard and Lauren Lambert.
Aiden had just completed the second grade at Glen Rose Elementary School.Â He was a member of the Benton Baseball Association, Mt. Zion AWANA and attended Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church.Â Aiden enjoyed fishing with his brother and being on the farm.
He was preceded in death by his great-grandparents, Dewey and Margaret Lambert and great-great-grandfather, Buster Cheatham.
Alice Tudor Glover, 55, of Benton passed away Friday, May 25, in Benton.Â She was born April 3, 1957 in Little Rock to Louis and Erma Tudor.Â
Mrs. Glover was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church and actively involved in various community charities and activities in Benton.Â She spent more than 30 years as a beloved and dedicated second-grade school teacher at Caldwell Elementary School in Benton.Â
She was preceded in death by her mother-in-law, Jeanne Glover.Â
Willie Pauline Harris, 96, of Lonsdale, passed away May 28.Â She was born Aug. 26, 1915, in Saline County to the late Marshall and Della Shelton Gentry.Â Mrs. Harris was a homemaker and a member of Owensville Baptist Church.Â
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 65 years, Royce Vernon Harris; a brother, Robert Gentry; and a sister, Vivian Brooks.Â
Clyde T. (Sonny) Bradshaw, 76, of Benton, lost his courageous battle with cancer at Saline Memorial Hospice in Bryant on May 29.Â Sonny was born Oct. 28, 1935, in Feenyville to Mae and Clyde Bradshaw.Â He was the owner of Bradshawâ€™s Grocery for 25 years.Â
Sonny was preceded in death by his only child, Chad T. Bradshaw; his father, Clyde Bradshaw; grandparents, Ernest and Annie Belle Hunter; mother and dad, Mae and Gene Ollar; stepbrother, Gene Ollar; and three nephews, Garry Barnett, Rickey Boley and John Mozisek.
Robert Lee (Bob) Westbrook, 89, of Batesville, died at his home May 28.Â He was born July 16, 1922, to Andrew and Zula Westbrook.
He was of the Baptist faith and attended Parkview Baptist Church in Batesville.
Bob was a World War II veteran, having served under Gen. George S. Patton,Â He received four of the five major battle stars during that time, along with other medals. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and will be greatly missed.
Among the Bryant High School seniors receiving their diplomas tonight will be a young man who pursued his dream and next fall will join the drum line of the Arkansas Razorbacks Marching Band.
Payne Roberts, defying the advice of well-meaning family members, auditioned to play snare drums with the prestigious band on April 28 and was among the 10 chosen for the drum line.
Interestingly, Payne isn't an experienced musician as are most selected for college band membership. Indeed, he didn't pursue this interest until his sophomore year of high school.
Ferrel Vance Magby, 61 of Bauxite, passed away May 26.Â Â He was born October 30, 1950 in Bauxite to the late Eathel and Lola Brown Magby.Â He was a member of West Bauxite Missionary Baptist Church and retired after many years from Benton Parks and Recreation Dept.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Danny and Autry Magby.
Survivors, wife, Rose Magby of Bauxite, daughter,Â Amelia Rose Magby of Bauxite, brothers, Sebert Magby, Benton and Troy Magby of Bauxite, sisters, Dixie Smith, Bauxite, Linda West, Bauxite and Novis Glenn, Malvern.