February 13th, 2014
Elva Arline Cooper Collatt, 101, of Haskell passed away Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014.
Arline was Mt. Harmony Missionary Baptist Churchâ€™s oldest member.Â Born Oct. 4, 1912, she was the firstborn of seven children of Dock Washington Cooper and Adelia Delena Phillips Cooper.
After raising a family and being a housewife for many years, Arline worked in retail clothing sales in Benton until retirement. Across the years she created many beautiful quilt tops and finished quilts of various patterns.
BENTON â€“ Benton Panthers senior soccer player Michi Forbess signed a letter of intent to play for the Tigers of Ouachita Baptist University (Arkadelphia) at the Benton Athletic Sports Complex field house on Friday.
Forbess is a midfielder for the Panthers, which finished 16-2-1 and lost 2-1 in the 6A State Tournament quarterfinals to Siloam Springs, and is Bentonâ€™s all-time leader in career assists with 21. Benton soccer Coach Bobby Winn said Forbessâ€™ understanding of the game is second-to-none.