May 10th, 2011
In a battle for the 7A Central title, the Lady Hornets came up short Monday, losing 4-3 to North Little Rock in extra innings.
However, since both teams have only two conferences losses, both will share the title of conference champion.
Bryant (21-5, 12-2 7A Central) lost both of its conference games at the hands of North Little Rock, who earned the No. 1 seed in the state tournament beginning Friday in Bentonville.
John W. Johnson, age 71, of Benton, passed away Friday, May 6, 2011.Â He was born Sept. 15, 1939, in Traskwood. Mr. Johnson was a licensed building contractor in Arkansas and Denver, Colo.Â He also spent a short time in the U.S Army.Â Mr. Johnson was preceded in death by his parents, William and Ora Johnson; wife, Mary L. Johnson and two brothers, Dick and Gene Johnson.
The Sheridan Yellowjackets defeated Texarkana 10-5 Friday night to secure the No. 3 seed in next weekâ€™s 6A State Tournament in Marion.
Zac Perkins pitched a complete game, with really one bad inning coming in the third. Two walks, two errors and a hit allowed for Texarkana to score three runs to trim the deficit to 6-3, after Sheridan had scored six runs in the bottom of the first.
The Central Arkansas USBC Bowling Association will be inducting three members, including one Benton resident, into their bowling Hall of Fame on May 21 at the Cajuns Wharf restaurant in Little Rock.
Wilma Laha, Danny Fuller and Benton resident Felicia Burlison will all be inducted this month.
Laha, who has been bowling for nearly 45 years, is being inducted for her service with association after serving at nearly every position, including secretary, vice president, and on the board of directors.
She was voted secretary of the year two times.
Martha Pearl (Pittman) Holder, 55, of Malvern was born in Malvern on Nov. 14, 1955, the daughter of Wiley and Martha (Barker) Pittman.Â Martha was a loving mother, Mema, sister and friend.Â
James A. Due passed away unexpectedly on May 3, 2011.
Jim was born in Little Rock on Sept. 23, 1953, to John Allen Due and Mary Lou Steed Due.Â He received his BBA and MBA from University of Arkansas. Jim was a 26-year employee of Merrill Lynch in New York City and Dallas as a bond trader and vice president of institutional bond sales.Â Most recently, he was vice president of investments for UBS Financial Services.
Jim will be remembered by his many friends and clients as a respected and trusted financial advisor and a passionate golfer.
Marilyn Ann Tarver, age 70, of Benton, passed away Friday, May 6, 2011.Â She was born Aug. 26, 1940, in Iowa.Â Mrs. Tarver was a homemaker and of the Catholic Faith.Â She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Margaret Hanig and her husband, Tommy Tarver.
Nancy Lou Hobbs, age 92, of Benton, passed away Friday, May 6, 2011.Â She was born May 6, 1919, in Tull.Â Mrs. Hobbs worked at Wal-Mart for 20 years and was a member of Trinity Baptist Church.Â She was preceded in death by her parents, Pont and Mary Langley Monks; husband, Earl Hobbs and a brother, Jerome Burrow.
Glen Rose advanced to the 3A Region 2 Tournament final Saturday with a 4-3 extra inning win over Cutter-Morning Star.
The Lady Beavers, the tournament No. 3 seed, will face No. 1 seed Rosebud t 5 p.m. Monday at Harding Academy in Searcy.
With a win, Glen Rose will earn a No. 1 seed in the state tournament beginning Friday in Prescott. By winning Friday, the Lady Beavers already earned a spot in the state tournament, and winning Saturday earned them at least a No. 2 spot.
The Sheridan Lady Yellowjackets defeated Texarkana 7-6 Friday night to secure the No. 1 seed in the 6A State Tournament with a 13-1 record in the 6A South.
Texarkana took a 5-0 lead in the top of the third. A fielder's choice and a two-run home run gave them a 2-0 lead. After a couple of hits and a walk, Texarkana hit a line drive to right center to score three more and take the early five-run lead.
"It was just one of those deals where they were hitting the ball," coach Eddie Woodall said. "Our pitching wasn't exactly sharp, but they were knocking the fire out of it."