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May 2nd, 2012

Benton scores 31, tosses 2 no-hitters in doubleheader

May 2, 2012

With the 2012 regular season coming to a close for many high school softball teams across the state, the Benton Lady Panthers are trying to keep the momentum in their favor before heading into the 6A State Tournament that begins on May 10. Coming into Friday’s match against Pine Bluff, the Lady Panthers were the proud owners of a 24-2 overall record, an undefeated 6A South record of 11-0 and a three-game winning streak.

Miners run out of steam

May 2, 2012

MALVERN – Coming off of a 10-7 11-inning win against the Maumelle Hornets in the first round of the 7-4A District Tournament on Wednesday in Malvern, the No. 7 seed Bauxite Miners had nothing left for the No. 3 seed De Queen Leopards on Friday, losing 11-1 in the quarterfinals. The Leopards had a bye in the first round, so they were rested and fresh, something Bauxite Coach Michael Mattox knew was going to be a challenge.

“We were just wore out, lost our focus and they took advantage of it,” Mattox said. “[De Queen] hit the ball well. They did a good job.”

Hornets can't get it done

May 2, 2012

BRYANT – The Bryant Hornets dropped a 7A Central conference game when they lost 3-2 to the Van Buren Pointers on Thursday at Hornets Field. The Hornets are now in second place in the conference with Russellville in first by a game, and Conway in third, behind a game of Bryant.

May 1st

Charlotte Renee Longacre Jones

May 1, 2012

Charlotte Renee Longacre Jones 42, of Bald Knob died April 28, after a courageous battle with kidney disease. She was born September 19, 1969 in Conway.
She is survived by her husband Michael Jones, one son Adam Paxton, one daughter Katie Graham, two grandsons Corbin and Hunter, one sister Sharon Buckler and her parents.
Visitation will be 12 p.m., Thursday, May 3, at First Christian Church in Bald Knob, with the service following at 3 p.m.
Cremation arrangements entrusted to Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home (501) 982-2136.
Online guestbook: www.mooresjacksonvillefuneralhome.com.

Louise F. Maertens Prickett Knight

May 1, 2012

Louise F. Maertens Prickett Knight, 88, of Benton, went to be with her Lord on Friday, April 27, 2012. She was born June 17, 1923, in Benton. She is the daughter of the late August H. and Freda P. Storch Maertens. She was baptized, confirmed and married at Zion Lutheran Church of Avilla. She was a member of First Lutheran Church of Little Rock, Lutheran Women’s Business Club, and Lutheran Women’s Missionary League. She was a devoted mother, wife, and “Grandma Louise”.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Horace Prickett, Sr., and Felix Knight, and her brother, Johney Maertens.

Frederic Earnest Davis

May 1, 2012

Frederic Earnest Davis, 91, of Benton, passed away April 26.  He was born in Benton on May 6, 1920 and raised in the Mt. Olive Community, Fred was the son of Lonnie Graydon (Doc) Davis and Alice Levillain Davis.  He worked in the Civilian Conservation Corp (CCC Camp) at St. Charles and served in the U.S. Navy during WWII.  Fred worked for ALCOA for 43 years in the mining division.

Elmus Barnard

May 1, 2012

Elmus Barnard, 88, of the Sardis Community died Wednesday, April 25.  She was born September 24, 1923 in Cato, to the late Gerald R. and Alice Hackler Harrell.  Mrs. Barnard was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. 
In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Milton Barnard, and three siblings, Lucille Boyd, Vivnell Turner, and Roland Harrell. 

April 30th

'Always give 110 percent and never leave a brother behind.' - Chief Randy Cox

April 30, 2012

When 52-year-old Bryant Fire Chief Randy Cox, who plans to retire on May 25 due mainly to health concerns, was 12-years old he climbed up a tree with the ambition of saving a cat when the local fire department wouldn't respond.

"I thought I was smart enough to get it out, but I went up too far, got scared and couldn't get down," he said with a laugh. "The fire department ended up coming out to get me down. And as they got me down, they also got the cat."

Search for missing teen from Benton

April 30, 2012

The Benton Police Department is requesting the help of the public to locate a 15-year-old boy that allegedly ran away from home 10 days ago.
Payton Stone is described as 5 feet 3 inches tall, 110 pounds with blue eyes and brown hair. He was last seen at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 21 leaving his home on foot.
Payton was last noticed wearing a white Holister “So Cal” shirt, kakhi shorts, purple and black color shoes, and a Black Sox baseball cap. Officers believe that Payton is traveling on foot.

Alexander remembers Don Henry & Kevin Ives

April 30, 2012

White balloons drifted into the mid-day sky at Alexander City Park Saturday. On each balloon was a message written by a friend, a family member, a resident of the city or simply by someone who had been touched by the tragic deaths of Kevin Ives and Don Henry on August 23, 1987.
“Gone but not forgotten” was a common theme among the hundreds of balloons that drifted into the sun like pearls to heaven.
The balloon release was part of a ceremony for a bench dedicated to the two young men whose deaths on a nearby railroad track 25 years ago remains unsolved.

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