May 22nd, 2014
Yenema V. â€śBurmaâ€ť Fernandez, age 88, died Friday, April 4, 2014 after a brief illness. She was the daughter of Shelby and Pearl Childress Bermingham in Bauxite, on July 17, 1925. A 1944 graduate of Bauxite High School, she attended Airline Technical School in Omaha.
Isaac Allen, 24, of Russellville died Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville. He was born March 7, 1990, in Tucson, Ariz.
He was a student at the University of Arkansas.
BENTON -- The Benton Lady Panthers proved that the third time really is the charm Saturday, beating the defending 6A champion Russellville Cyclones 2-1 in the 6A State Tournament semifinals.
Having lost to the Cyclones 2-1 in each of the last two postseasons, Benton kicked the monkey from its back and punched its ticket to Fayetteville for a second straight 6A final.
The win wasnâ€™t just any victory for third-year Benton coach Heidi Cox, however. To her, this win ranks at the top.