May 2nd, 2013
FROM THE BENTON POLICE DEPARTMENT:
The Benton Police Department would like to warn citizens about the potential dangers of a scam that has been reported. Two reports were recently taken where suspects attempted to scam a subject out of personal information involving an alleged contest.
PEARCY â€“ Needing a must-win against the Lake Hamilton Lady Wolves, the Bryant Hornets came just short in losing 1-0 in 7A/6A South conference play on Tuesday in Pearcy. As the only 7A team in the South, the Lady Hornets are behind the 8-ball when it comes to qualifying for the state playoffs out of the 7A West.
PEARCY â€“ Senior starting pitcher Nate Rutherford pitched a complete-game shutout and junior shortstop Trevor Ezell went 3 for 4 in the Bryant Hornets 6-0 victory over the Lake Hamilton Wolves in 7A/6A South conference action on Tuesday.
Rutherford needed just 61 pitches in seven innings for the win. He struck out four and gave up six hits without a walk.
PEARCY â€“ The Benton Panthers defeated the Lake Hamilton Wolves 6-1 in 7A/6A South conference action on Monday in Pearcy in a game which was originally scheduled for this past Friday at Panther Field.
With the win, Benton clinched the No. 1 seed in the 6A State Tournament from the 6A South conference.
Due to inclement weather in the two teamsâ€™ first scheduled game of the year at Lake Hamilton, the game was moved to Panther Field because of better field conditions and the Panthers and Wolves just swapped venues this past game.
NOTICE: The regularly scheduled Community Services Committee Meeting set for 5:30 P.M., Tuesday, May 7, 2013 has been cancelled due to lack of items for the agenda. The next meeting will be held at 5:30 P.M., Tuesday, June 4, 2013.
There is a lot of excitement for Coach Bret Bielema's Razorback football team and that was demonstrated last Saturday with over 51,000 fans attending the Red-White football game in Fayetteville. Â I saw that same enthusiasm in Benton on March 27, 2013, when Coach Bielema spoke at the Saline County Razorback Club Fish Fry in front of 600 die-hard fans.Â
Stella Virginia Holst Estes, 86, of Malvern died April 28, 2013.
Virginia graduated from Malvern High in 1945. A self-taught pianist and organist, she traveled the region performing with her sisters and brother, evangelizing for the Assemblies of God. She went on to serve as pianist for several local churches over the years.
James â€śJimâ€ť Turner, 63, of Benton passed away on April 27, 2013, with his family by his side.
Jim was born Dec. 18, 1949, to Carroll Joe and Rachel Turner in Arkadelphia. He was employed with American Laboratories. He loved his family and was a wonderful, husband, son, father, brother and grandfather. Jim enjoyed going to auctions, woodworking and working on old cars.
He was preceded in death by his father, Carroll Turner; a brother, Woodrow "Woody" Turner; and a sister, Cynthia Turner.
Donnie Lee "D.J." Harcrow Jr., age 35, of Bearden died Friday, April 26, 2013, at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock.
He was born July 29, 1977 in Wynne, Ark. He was a truck driver and a member of Chidester Baptist Church in Chidester.
Ulyess B. Catlett, 90, passed away Thursday, April 25, 2013, in Jonesboro.
Ulyess was a long-time resident of Benton before moving to Jonesboro . He retired from the Benton Street Department in 1987.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, April 29, in Bud Davis Cemetery south of Booneville with the Rev. Tommy Henderson officiating. There will be no visitation.
Emerson Funeral Home of Jonesboro is in charge of arrangements.
Online registry: www.emersonfuneralhome.com.