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The Bryant Hornet football team, along with Head Coach Paul Calley, center, pose with the 2013 Salt Bowl trophy after beating Benton 42-28 on Friday at War
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Bryant rolls to Salt Bowl win
By Tony Lenahan SATURDAY: Sunny with highs in the lower 80s. SATURDAY NIGHT: Lows in the lower 60s. SUNDAY: Chance of rain with highs in the upper 70s. SUNDAY NIGHT: Lows in the lower 70s. MONDAY: Chance rain with highs in the lower 80s. MONDAY NIGHT: Lows in the lower 60s. TUESDAY: Sunny with highs in the lower 80s. TUESDAY NIGHT: Lows in the upper 60s. WEDNESDAY: Chance of rain with highs in the lower 80s.
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mitted six turnovers to Bryant’s one to help the Hornets to victory. Despite almost 400 total yards from senior quarterback Tarek Beaugard and the Panthers outgaining Bryant in total yardage, turnovers would be the undoing for Benton as the Hornets were very balanced in their offensive attack.
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Memorial Stadium in Little Rock. The win was the eighth straight over the Panthers in the Salt Bowl. Bryant is now 2-2 on the year and 1-0 in 7A/6A South action.
The Bryant Hornets extended their Salt Bowl winning streak over the Benton Panthers to eight games in a 42-28 victory at War Memorial Stadium on Friday night in both teams’ first 7A/6A South conference game of the season. The Panthers com-
Bryant running back Kylon Boyle is met near the line of scrimmage by Benton defenders Jesus Gamez, 1, and Tim Dezort during Salt Bowl XIV on Friday. Benton fell for the eight straight time against Bryant.
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Benton Mayor David Mattingly holds a bottle of sparkling grape just against a light pole located on the recently completed Military Road expansion project. The dedication ceremony was held Friday morning. City officials, local leaders and members of the Benton Area Chamber of Commerce attended the ceremony to mark the occasion. Mattingly told the crowd that the project opens interstate access to the city’s main commercial avenue. The project spanned at least two years and the administrations of Mattingly and former Mayor Rick Holland.
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Escape of 3 Arkansas inmates preventable, with report findings
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Senators split on budget bill
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CONWAY — An internal investigation at the Faulkner County Sheriff's Office found that last month's escape of three inmates could have been prevented had staff members followed the rules. "I feel the escape could have been prevented if the officers performed the duties stated in policy," Capt. Lloyd Vincent said in a memo to Maj. John Randall. "Instead, they chose not to." Documents obtained by the Log Cabin Democrat showed that the detention staff didn't know inmates Jonathan Jackson, Joel Vermillion and Stacy Wilson had escaped Aug. 17 until Conway police got in touch. Three officers have since been fired.
The inmates, who escaped through a fence in the jail's recreation yard and stole a car from a business near the jail, were all recaptured within a few days. The jail was placed on lockdown after the escape. Nonetheless the sheriff's office investigation found that one inmate was left in the recreation yard while officers were conducting a headcount. The investigation also found that a detention officer marked that all three missing inmates were present in a jail log — even though it was filled out after the escape. "All three of these officers are senior officers," Vincent wrote in the memorandum. "There is no excuse for the work they did that day."
Ella Blakley, hoes her garden this morning. Blakely may get her wish for rain today as forecasters are predicting scattered showers.
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LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas two senators have split on legislation that continues funding government after it was stripped of a House-backed effort to defund the federal health care law. Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor on Friday voted for the measure intended on keeping the federal government operating through Nov. 15, while Republican John Boozman voted against the measure. The Senate passed the continuing resolution on a 54-44 vote after voting by the same margin to remove from it a House proposal to defund the federal health care overhaul. The measure is aimed at avoiding a government shutdown next week and heads back to the House. The state's four Republican congressmen voted last week for the spending bill with the defunding measure included.
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TODAY ALL YOU CAN EAT FISH FRY: 3 to 7 p.m., Saturday, September 28 at Congo Masonic Lodge. Corner of Steel Bridge and Thompson Dairy Road. American raised catfish, homemade hushpuppies, beans with ham, river bank fried taters and more. $12 for adults, $5 for children 9 to 12, 8 and under free. Last Saturday of the month, April through October, 3 - 7 pm. Money raised goes to area charities. Public invited. WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2
MICROSOFT EXCEL CLASS: Ages 18 and older are invited to attend a free beginning computer class regarding Microsoft Excel at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2 at Boswell Library in Bryant. Attendance is first come, first served. Call 778-4766 or 847-2166 for more information. NATIONAL ACTIVE RETIRED FEDERAL EMPLOYEES will me on Wednesday, Oct. 2 for lunch at Western Sizzlin in Benton at 11 a.m. The program will start at noon and a short business meeting will follow. Becky Griffith from Blue Cross will be the special
guest. A nominating committee will also be chosen. THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3 WATERCOLOR: Instructor Carolyn Voss will teach a free watercolor class for adults 18 and older at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3 at Herzfeld Library. The theme is “Tree Top” watercolor with pastel. Space is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. Call 8472166 or 778-4766 for more information. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5 THIRD ANNUAL HOME IS
WERE THE HEART IS AUCTION will be Saturday, October 5 at 6:30 p.m. and tickets are $35 and all proceeds will go toward eradicating poverty housing in Saline County. Live entertainment will be musical guest Josh Green. SHERIDAN FAMILY AND FRIENDS REUNION will be held at the Gene Moss Building at Tyndall Park in Benton on Saturday, Oct. 5 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Guests are asked to bring a covered dish. For more information call 501-778-6406. ART EXHIBIT: The Saline County Library will feature the works of local artist Amber Chastain throughout October at Herzfeld Library in Benton. A reception in her honor will be held Saturday, Oct. 5 from 1-3 p.m. at the same location and is open to the public. Call 778-4766 for more information. PET ADOPTION DAY: The Saline County Library will host a Pet Adoption Day from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5 at Herzfeld Library in Benton in partnership with the Humane Society of Saline County. Dogs will be featured for adoption and will be available to take home on-the-spot at a cost of $75 each. Call 778-4766 for more information. HALLOWEEN COSTUME CLOSET: The Saline County Library Halloween Costume Closet will open at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5 at both library locations. Costumes are available for checkout in a variety of children’s sizes through Halloween or while supplies last. Call 778-4766 or 8472166 for more information. MONDAY, OCTOBER 7
MONDAY AFTERNOON BOOK CLUB: The Monday Afternoon Book Club will meet at 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7 at Boswell Library to discuss its chosen title. The group is open to adults 18 and older. Call 8472166 for more information. MONDAY WITH THE MASTER GARDENERS: The Saline County Master Gardeners and presenter Mary Wells will discuss “Native Plants” at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7 at Herzfeld Library. The program is open to all ages. Call 7784766 for more information. TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8 THEOS, A SUPPORT GROUP FOR WIDOWS AND WIDOWERS: 5 p.m. Oct. 8 for its regular monthly meeting, entertainment will be provided by Felix and Marilyn Childress. MONDAY, OCTOBER 14 DR. WENDY RICHER, head of archives at Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia and former Arkansas state historian, will present a program on Arkansas Baptist records housed at Ouachita Baptist University on Monday, Oct. 14 at 6:30 p.m. The program will be held at Herzfeld Library, 1800 Smithers Drive in Benton. Call 778-4766 for more information. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25 BENTON HIGH SCHOOL Class of 1958 reunion is set for Friday and Saturday, Oct. 25-26 at the Benton Panther Homecoming game on the Benton Athletic Complex at 7 p.m. Saturday’s event will be at Benton High School to tour the new building beginning
at 12:15 p.m. Dinner will be available for purchase for $12. ARKANSAS HISTORIC Preservation Commission will present a program on Arkansas’ Historic Haunted Sites at the Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library, 1800 Smithers Drive in Benton on Monday, Oct. 25 at 6:30 p.m. Call 778-4766 for more information. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26 ALL YOU CAN EAT FISH FRY: 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday, October 26, at Congo Masonic Lodge. Corner of Steel Bridge and Thompson Dairy Road. American raised catfish, homemade hushpuppies, beans with ham, river bank fried taters and more. $12 for adults, $5 for children 9 to 12, 8 and under free. Money raised goes to area charities. Public invited. THEOS, A SUPPORT GROUP FOR WIDOWS AND WIDOWERS will meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26 at Riverside Grocery. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11 BENTON CLASS OF 1988 REUNION: Benton High School Class of 1988 will celebrate its 25th reunion on Oct. 11 and 12. ONGOING EVENTS HUNTER’S EDUCATION CLASSES will be given Sept. 23, 24 and 26 and Oct. 7, 8, 10 and Nov. 4, 5 and 7 at the Gene Moss Building at Tyndall Park in Benton. All classes start at 6:30 - 10 p.m. No pre-registration required but students must attend all three nights.
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William J. ‘Bill’ Edgin Sr.
William J. “Bill” Edgin Sr., 46, of Roland, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013. He was born Jan. 10, 1967, in Lawton, Okla. William loved being a paramedic and helping people, along with being an avid hunter. He was preceded in death by his father, Walter Ralph (Buddy) Edgin; and a sister, Tina Lontok. He is survived by his loving wife of 22 years, Missy Edgin of Roland; his mother, Bobbie (Fite) Edgin of Roland; three sons, William Joseph, Gabriel Donald and Michael Ralph Edgin, all of Roland; a nephew, Jeff Lontok and wife Tiffany; great-nephews Jackson Lontok and Mason Eslick; and several aunts, an uncle, cousins and friends. A private service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are by Roller-Chenal Funeral Home, 13801 Chenal Parkway, Little Rock, AR (501)224-8300. Online guestbook:
Band members, vocalists enhance visits to center
By Jo Hawkins
Herman Higdon
Herman Higdon, 88, of Malvern passed away Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013. Herman was born April 17, 1925, in Sheridan to Morgan and Ella Higdon. Herman was an integral part of renovating Malvern as the city’s code enforcement officer for 13 years. Herman helped renovate Malvern City Hall, helped rebuild streets and pipelines, and became a part-time building inspector. He was also the community service director under the city manager and worked with five departments during this time. Herman distinguished himself not only in his service to the city of Malvern, but also was a decorated Army veteran who served his country during World War II and during the Korean and Vietnam wars. In his free time, Herman enjoyed camping, fishing, and hunting. He was a member of the Malvern Church of Christ. Herman was predeceased by his parents; his loving wife of 62 years, Wanda Roark Higdon; two brothers, Jack Higdon and Raymond Higdon; and one son, Jerry Higdon. Herman is survived by two sons, Terry Higdon and wife Cindy of Traskwood and Phil Higdon and wife Diane of Russellville; two sisters: Patsy Bradshaw of Lonoke and Jodella Higdon of Arizona; seven grandchildren; 12 greatgrandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and other family members and friends to cherish his memory. A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, at Cooper Cemetery with Jack Averett officiating. Full military honors will be rendered by a U.S. Army Honor Guard. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30, at Atkinson Funeral Home Chapel. The family will be at 2820 W. Main, Traskwood. Arrangements are by Atkinson Funeral Home of Malvern. Online guestbook: Family comments: A special thanks to Dr. Shawn Purifoy, Russ and Ruth Ann Daily, the staff at The Crossing, and the staff of Arbor Oaks.
Elsie Stanley Allison
Mrs. Elsie Stanley Allison, 80, of Mayflower, died Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, at Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock. Mrs. Allison was a native of Ashley County and a resident of Mayflower since 1979. She graduated from Fountain Hill High School in 1950. She worked for Safeway/Harvest Foods for 30 years and she was a member of the Arkansas Association of Business Women, a member of the Eden Baptist Church and an avid Razorback fan. She was preceded in death by her husband, Quentin Lester Allison, in 1986; her parents, Elmer and Eva Agnes Bolin Stanley; a son-in-law, Bob Cockerham Sr.; and a greatgranddaughter, Caroline Wilson. She is survived by her children, Steve Allison and wife Kathy, of Lowell, Stan Allison and wife Robin, of Bella Vista, Ted Allison of Benton, Randy Allison and wife Cheryl, of Bryant and Nancy Cockerham of Mayflower; three brothers, Glendol Stanley and wife Mary of Beekman, Louisiana, Roma Carroll Stanley and wife Mary Carolyn of Fountain Hill, Hershal Stanley and wife Margie of Mayflower; two sisters, Judy Mace and husband Jerry of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Dianne Stephenson and husband Glynn of Lufkin, Texas; 14 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren. Graveside service and burial will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 30, at Eden Cemetery with Bobby Cockerham Jr. officiating. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, at the home of Randy Allison, 4103 Millbrook Drive, Bryant, AR 72002. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Eden Baptist Church, 3748 Highway 133 North, Hamburg, AR 71646. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of JonesHartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg. Online guest book:
Here at the Benton Senior Wellness and Activity Center few volunteers are appreciated more than the band members and vocalists. Each shares individual talents and contributions. The band’s drummer, Ferrell Watkins, was born at Prescott in 1943. He lived and graduated at Waldo in 1961. He studied at Southern State in Magnolia for two years before choosing to begin his work career in the Stephens oil fields and at Arkansas Power and Light in Stamps before moving on in 1965 to work for the Cotton Belt Railroad at Texarkana. Ferrell married Carol Sue Bull of Stamps in July 1967. His work continued there until 1990 when his job required a move to the northwest panhandle of Texas ( Dalhart), where he was promoted to engineer. Ferrell feels very fortunate in his 43-year career with Cotton Belt/Union Pacific Railroad. He was able to view a lot of territory in a number of states through the windshield of a freight train; His routes were through Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, New Mexico, Kansas, California and Utah. He retired in April 2008 from Union Pacific and moved back to Arkansas. As a young man Ferrell’s hobbies included fishing, water and snow skiing, boats, Corvettes, Harleys, and dirt bikes. In a new age, his hobbies are similar — fishing, restoring antique autos (he has two 1932 Oldsmobiles and a ‘66 Mustang) and his music. Ferrell and Carol Sue are parents to two daughters. One lives in Little Rock and one, along with a sonin-law and two grandsons, lives in San Antonio, Texas.
Ferrell and Carol Sue live in Alexander and attend Village Creek Baptist Church. He is a member of the Gospel Chariot Group and is active in the Bryant Senior Center. Ferrell says he is thankful for his many blessings. We are so blessed to have volunteers such as Ferrell come our way. On Sept. 19 we encountered a guest visiting from Scott. As we visited we learned he was planning to attend the Tuesday night dance at the center, where Sonny Burgess and the Pacers would be entertaining. Jim Scott said he had followed The Pacers since 1955 and had represented them for a time. He had come early to check out our facility. Sundown with Ace and Joe Isom will play for the dance on Oct. 1. Admission is $5. On Wednesday, Nellie Freeman returned to the center with her daughter, Becky Freeman, following a long absence. On Thursday, Linda Bell and Barbara Gardner dropped by. We are always happy to see our friends return. Our thoughts and prayers remain with our friends who are sick and homebound.
On Thursday three UCA physical therapy department students came and played a bingo game with us while explaining the benefits of PT. Ashley Brown, Alysse Files and Cortney Daily did a great job of explaining the prevention of accidents as well as the benefits of therapy if there is a need. Janice Ray also announced “Harvest Cookoff” at Benton Wellness and Activity Center on Nov. 21. Register your dishes between 10 and 11 a.m. for judging. Awards will be presented at noon. Each dish must have a vegetable or fruit representing fall. Example: Red, Orange or Gold. Please provide a recipe with your entry. Prepare for OldFashioned Day. Monday will be the last day to vote for King and Queen of Old-Fashioned Day. Each 25-cent vote will benefit the center. Contestants for king are Glen McShan and Lupe Montalvo. Queen contestants are Olga Montalvo, Barbara Goforth, Nan McClendon, Lucy Copeland and Jo Hawkins. Old-Fashioned Day is the main fundraiser for the center. It is a tradition in Benton for everyone to enjoy a great
day of fun and support for the center. Spaces are now available for rent on and around the courthouse lawn. Call the center to reserve your space at 501-776-0255 or 501-315-0645. The menus for the coming week will include: •Monday, Sept. 30: Pork Steak, Noodles, Green Bean Casserole, Brownie, Multigrain Bread. •Tuesday, Oct. 1: OvenFried Chicken, Mashed Potatoes/Gravy, Glazed Carrots, Pineapple Tidbits, Wheat Roll. •Wednesday, Oct. 2: White Beans with Ham, Turnip Greens, Ambrosia, Cornbread, Sugar Cookie. •Thursday, Oct. 3: Beef Barley Soup, Chef’s Salad, Crackers, Fruit Cocktail, Frosted Brownie, Dinner Roll. •Friday, Oct. 4: Fish, French Fries, Coleslaw, Baked Beans, Cornbread, Onions/Tartar Sauce, Sherbet. A $2.50 donation for meals may be made, but is not required. Sherry Parsons is director of the center, which is a component of the Central Arkansas Development Council. The location is 210 Jefferson St.
Feds approve Arkansas’ Medicaid plan
Associated Press
LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas became the first state on Friday to win federal approval to use Medicaid funding to purchase private insurance for thousands of low-income residents under the federal health care law, clearing the way for a model that several other states are eyeing. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services approved the state's request to implement the "private option" plan as an alternative to expanding Medicaid's enrollment. Arkansas formally submitted its request to the federal government last month after the plan was approved in April by the state's Republican-controlled Legislature and Democratic governor. Supporters of the president's health care overhaul have pointed to Arkansas as
an example of a Republicantrending state that is still implementing a key part of the 2010 law, and several states have expressed interest in a similar approach. Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett, a Republican, earlier this month submitted to the federal government a proposal inspired by Arkansas' plan. "Arkansas and CMS worked together to find flexibilities that gave the state the tools to build a program that worked for them and their residents," CMS spokeswoman Emma Sandoe said in an email. "We appreciate the collaboration with Arkansas throughout the process and applaud their commitment to providing Arkansans with access to high, quality health coverage." Under the privateoption law approved in Arkansas earlier this year, the state will accept the federal money allocated for Medicaid expansion under the federal health care overhaul but will use it to buy private insurance for about 250,000 eligible low-income residents. Those individuals who earn up to 138 percent of the poverty line — or $15,415 per year — would purchase subsidized pri-
vate insurance through the state's insurance exchange. Open enrollment for the exchange begins Tuesday, with coverage to begin Jan. 1. "Our actions have drawn positive attention from across the country, and now we will focus on getting this insurance to the Arkansans who need it to lead healthier, more productive lives," Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe said in a statement released by his office. "Hopefully, this bipartisan, intergovernmental achievement can be an example for Congress as the government shutdown looms." The private option plan sharply divided Republicans, who won control of the Arkansas Legislature in November, partly on a vow to fight the federal health care law. Some Republican lawmakers have said they'll try to block funding for the insurance expansion when the Legislature returns for next year's session. The next step for state officials will be preparing for the thousands of workers expected to sign up for the expanded health coverage through the state's insurance exchange, an online marketplace to compare and buy health insurance. It
goes online Tuesday. About half of the roughly 500,000 people expected to participate in the exchange will be on the private option plan. "We have a lot of work ahead of us," Arkansas Medicaid Director Andy Allison said. "We have a tremendous amount of work behind us." Allison said officials will also now focus on getting approval for other measures that were included in the private option legislation to try and cut costs in the Medicaid program. They include a pilot program for health savings accounts and efforts to move others on Medicaid to private insurance. Republicans who helped craft the insurance plan said those changes are key to reforming the state's Medicaid program. "I just think if we're ever going to be serious about entitlement reform, this is a key first step," said Rep. John Burris, R-Harrison, chairman of the House Public Health Committee. "The many, many bad consequences of the (Affordable Care Act) gave Arkansas the opportunity to try and manage those consequences to make them as least harmful as possible."
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Which team will win the Salt Bowl 2013?
Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right
ne of the most intriguing and disgusting aspects of modern political life in this country is the extent to which it is driven by anger and hate. The mainstream press does not want to confront the fringe people on the left and right because their meanness makes good copy. It has not always been that way. The 1948 presidential election was foursided. Truman and Dewey were very mainstream. Truman was center-left and Dewey was center. But the extreme right was occupied by Dixiecrat Strom Thurmond who was strident and a little miffed but nothing like the gasbags of today. And the extreme left was occupied by Progressive Party candidate Henry Wallace, a former George D. vice president, old-time Ellis socialist, and a kind and gentle soul. In My Just compare the old fringe with today’s wackos. Humble First, the wing-nut right: •Ann Coulter – She once Opinion called perky Katie Couric “the Eva Braun of morning television.” What does that even mean? She also had no problem with loading 15 million undocumented Mexicans on Greyhound buses and driving them across the Rio Grande. That’s mean-spirited beyond description. •Rush Limbaugh – Along with Coulter and Hannity, he’s chairman of their troika of hate. He hates everything Clinton and Obama, and has suggested that both are traitors to their country. •Sean Hannity – This guy is a piece of work. Night after night, he has attacked the character of President Obama. The president’s foreign policy shows a “character issue.” Benghazi reveals the president’s “character flaws.” Obamacare is some kind of “character indicator.” He will not shut up. I have monitored him for years and have never (and I mean never) heard him offer anything of a positive nature with regard to policy. •Senator Ted Cruz – He is a selfabsorbed, self-important blow-hard. As this is written, he is filibustering the Senate’s budget bill which includes funding for Obamacare, legislation that was enacted by Congress, signed into law by President Obama, and upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court. His bellicosity demonstrates that he knows very little about the principles of American government. •Donald Trump – He is the laughing stock of American politics, but the right still courts him because he is their source for mammon. But while he is at it, he makes a total fool of himself by suggesting that the President’s birth certificate is bogus, and that he was actually born in Kenya. Why he’s not laughed out of every mainstream newsroom in America is beyond me. Now the looney left: •Rosie O’Donnell – She hates George W. Bush so much that she actually believes, and has stated on national television, that 9/11 was an inside job. The Bush Administration murdered some 3,000 Americans and blamed it on jihadists. She’s never been clear on a motive. •Michael Moore – He hates George W. Bush so much that he defamed him in his movie Fahrenheit 9-11 by suggesting an inappropriate relationship between the Bush family and the Saudis. He’s also condemned the former president for the way he swaggers and talks. I saw the movie because I didn’t want to criticize it without a viewing. But as I left the theater, I was disgusted, ashamed and physically ill. And to think that at the 2000 Democratic National Convention, Moore was sitting as a guest in the VIP section. •Al Gore – For a man to scream at the top of his lungs that a sitting president “betrayed his country” says all that need be said about the screamer. George W. Bush was, in many ways, a horrible president, but he never committed treason. Gore knew that when he did his screaming. •Al Sharpton – It’s politically incorrect to suggest that Al is a fraud and a clown. Well, I guess I’m politically incorrect because he is just that. He’s also a hooligan. There are scores more that space does not permit me to mention. The point is, the mainstream will continue to promote these crackpots and nuts as long as we listen to them. It is a dilemma. The only suggestion I’ve come up with is to simply turn off the TV. Easy for me to say, huh? George D. Ellis is a practicing attorney in Benton. His column appears each Saturday exclusively in The Saline Courier.
*Poll began on September 20 and closed September 27. A total of 30 votes were cast. This is not a scientific poll. Next week’s poll: Whom do you blame for the growing U.S. debt? Democrats? Republicans? President Obama? The poll is open, but will close at noon, October 4. Results of the poll will be published here on October 12. To participate in our weekly web poll, go to our website at to cast your vote. The web poll is located on the right side of the page.
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ill New Yorkers elect a new mayor who dedicated himself to the Sandinistas in the 1980s, honeymooned in Cuba in the 1990s (in violation of a U.S. travel ban), and participated in a New York City Council event honoring Zimbabwe’s tyrannous Robert Mugabe in 2002? Right now, it looks that way. In 1988, Bill de Blasio went to Nicaragua to aid the Marxist, Soviet-supported Sandinistas. He came home, as The New York Times put it, with “a vision of the possibilities of unfettered leftist government.” Today, 25 years later, New York City Public Advocate Diana de Blasio, who remains “very proud” West of his radical activities (he has since regretted his Mugabe “mistake”), is the front-runner in New York’s mayoral race. Recent polls show the Democrat nominee with a whopping 40-point margin over Republican candidate Joe Lohta. That could change if two things happen: 1) If New Yorkers actually figure out that they are about to elect the most Marxist mayor in Big Apple history; 2) If the concept appalls them. Both are Big Ifs. Six weeks before Election Day, De Blasio’s radicalism has emerged as a significant issue after The New York Times, of all papers, introduced the topic on Sept. 22 under the headline, “A Mayoral Hopeful Now, de Blasio Was Once a Young Leftist.” Republican Lhota, a former investment banker, veteran of the Rudy Giuliani administration and, most recently, chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, immediately targeted de Blasio’s radical roots. Lhota says they explain what he calls de Blasio’s “class warfare strategy in New York City.” In a statement, Lhota said: “Bill de Blasio needs to explain himself -- and explain himself now -- to the hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers who escaped Marxist tyranny in Asia, Central America, and from behind the Iron Curtain in Eastern Europe.” Lhota continued: “Mr. de Blasio’s involvement with the Sandinistas didn’t happen in 1917; it happened 70 years later when the cruelty and intrinsic failure of communism had become crystal clear to anyone with a modicum of reason. Mr. de Blasio’s class warfare strategy in New York City is directly out of the Marxist playbook. Now we know why.” What was superb about the salvo was its unusual clarity. One thing the left hates and fears -- and by “left,” I mean a spectrum of socialists, Marxists, communists, progressives, Alinskyites, liberal collectivists and “card-carrying ACLU members” -- is being defined. Explained. Exposed. Think back to President Obama’s 2008 campaign when “Joe the Plumber” ever so briefly pulled down Candidate Obama’s “post-partisan” mask to reveal the spread-thewealth, socialist beliefs beneath. The Obama campaign, with media cooperation, quickly covered up
eptember is just about over, and even though we have most of fall and a small part of winter to go, for some, the end of the year is nigh. I began thinking about year’s end when I reflected on President Barack Obama’s year so far -- year one after re-election, year five of his presidency. With three months left in 2013, President Obama may already feel it’s time to say, “Let the year go.” There was the trifecta of fake scandals -- what I call the “mock shock,” since there was no there, there. The economy’s remained an issue -- modestly growing, but struggling. The countdown on immigration reform started, then stalled. Gun safety is an issue that just won’t go away because people keep getting massacred and Congress keeps dithering. Speaking of Congress, at this point, is it anything more than a bad reality TV show? How else can Sen. Ted Cruz’s performance be described? Voted off the island by his fellow Republicans. I don’t think any presiDonna dent has had to deal with a more donothing (only about 22 bills passed), Brazile hold-my-breath-till-my-face-turns-blue group of “representatives.” Climate change? Wait till next year. The war on women? Intensifying -- see Texas State Sen. Wendy Davis. Voter suppression? “That Was the Week That Was,” a British satire, aired on NBC from 1964 to 1965, at the height of the civil rights movement. Talk about a time warp. Foreign policy brought its own special headaches. And that’s on a good day. Bashar Assad’s use of chemical weapons meant getting serious about Syria, and automatically facing more “mock shock” from the right. If you liked “The Phony Debt Ceiling Crisis, Part I,” you’ll love “Part II: Push America Off the Fiscal Cliff,” coming to a Congress near you this October. And competing for theater time is “The Sequestration” -- which should frighten even Stephen King. Opening this week was “Let’s Slash Food Stamps,” or the “Starve the Working Poor and Struggling Middle Class Bill.” As Republican Rep. Tim Huelskamp of Kansas said, “You can no longer sit on your couch ... and expect the federal taxpayer to feed you.” This from a man who will work 126 days (how long the House will be in session) and do nothing -- or at least, not do the people’s business -- for 239 days, while being fed on $172,000 of taxpayer money. Finally, there’s Obamacare and the House Republicans’ vote to defund it. Again. And again. And again. And again. And again. It’s like a game show: “America’s Got Talent, Congress Doesn’t.” If this all seems a bit sardonic, well, it’s been that kind of year, too. The modern presidency has moved from an “imperial presidency” to a “quarterbacking presidency.” And if that’s the case, we’ve got another quarter to go this year. We’ll soon learn -- for Obama, Congress and the country -- if the year that was, was a very good year. Donna Brazile is a senior Democratic strategist, a political commentator and contributor to CNN and ABC News.
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this political wardrobe malfunction with more warm and fuzzy “hope and change.” Also covered up was President Obama’s past membership in the socialist New Party, for which, as National Review’s Stanley Kurtz recently reported, de Blasio once served as executive director in New York. Similarly, the Obama and de Blasio share close ACORN ties. Meanwhile, as Americans brace for the federal takeover of one-sixth of the economy with Obamacare, do we know what’s hitting us yet? It’s called socialism, and it has increasingly transformed the American political landscape since FDR, whom de Blasio, not incidentally in this context, claims as his political hero. Quite unexpectedly, socialism -- or its variant, “democratic socialism” -- has emerged as a key issue in New York City. This past week, Lhota discussed de Blasio’s Times-unearthed worldview, which, as reported, “included telling his fellow Sandinista activists that he supported a ‘democratic socialism’ vision for society.” “His policies haven’t indicated any change whatsoever,” Lhota said, as quoted in Newsday. “Anybody who loves the Sandinistas as much as he does, anybody who wants to support the Sandinistas, who are a pro-Marxist -- it speaks for itself.” Yes and no. Americans are so grievously under-educated about the tenets of Marxism-Leninism and the horrors they inflicted, including 100 million killed, that Lhota must do even more to explain what he means. He needs to keep talking about how the provenance of de Blasio’s policies have less to do with the principles of free people under the U.S. Constitution than with government controls in the old Eastern bloc -- from de Blasio’s plans to expand government’s role in the economy by controlling prices in the housing market and imposing a higher minimum wage, to degrading the concept of national citizenship by introducing a “Universal City ID card” and allowing driver’s licenses for illegal aliens. Lhota needs to explain that “democratic socialism” is never “democratic,” and that “socialism” destroys free markets. It’s a heavy load for a mayoral candidate to take on, but, given the polls, Lhota has nothing to lose and everything to gain by arguing that such ideas, which have entered the Democratic Party mainstream (and now lap at the Republican establishment), flow from anti-liberty, collectivist roots. It is these same roots that the left always tries to obscure, and de Blasio is no different. Initially, he denied having once claimed for himself the “democratic socialist” label. “I am a progressive who believes in an activist approach to government. You can call it whatever the heck you want,” the front-runner said, sounding more than a tad defensive. I call it collectivist code for the expanding intrusion of government control into every facet of private life. If Joe Lhota can clearly explain this to New Yorkers, he just might win. Diana West can be contacted via
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WASHINGTON — The job market is sending signs that it may be strengthening. The number of people seeking unemployment benefits has sunk to its lowest point in six years because few companies are laying anyone off anymore. A survey of service companies found that they added jobs last month at their fastest pace in six months. And more small businesses say they plan to hire than at any point since the recession began. All of which is prompting some economists to forecast a healthier job gain in September than the economy has produced in recent months. "If you put all that together, it suggests that there has been an improvement in job market conditions," said Paul Ashworth, an economist at Capital Economics. Ashworth predicts that employers will have added 220,000 jobs in September. That would be the biggest gain in nearly seven months and would mark a sharp reversal from the summer. Job growth has averaged just 155,000 a month since April, down from 205,000 in the first four months of the year. The unemployment rate dropped to 7.3 percent in August from 7.4 percent in July. But the drop mostly occurred because more Americans stopped working or looking for jobs. The government no longer counts people without a job as unemployed once they stop looking for one. The Federal Reserve is monitoring the jobs data as it considers when to slow its $85 billion in monthly bond purchases. Those purchases are intended to keep interest rates low and speed borrowing, spending and economic growth. Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke noted last week that the job market is "still far from what all of us would like to see." Yet it might already be improving. Last week, applications for unemployment benefits fell 5,000 to a seasonally adjusted 305,000. The number had reached 294,000 two weeks earlier, but that figure was distorted by computer upgrades in California and Nevada that prevented those states from processing all
their claims. Those two states have now caught up and are reporting complete data, the government says. Excluding the distorted figure, last week's 305,000 applications were the fewest since September 2007, three months before the Great Recession began. Applications generally reflect the pace of layoffs. Layoffs had already fallen in July to the lowest on records dating back to 2000, according to a separate report. Applications have dropped an additional 7 percent since then. The dwindling number of people seeking unemployment benefits "is signaling further acceleration in payroll gains," Jim O'Sullivan, an economist at High Frequency Economics, said in a note to clients. Separately, the Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, said this month that service companies stepped up hiring last month. Service companies employ 90 percent of the U.S. workforce and range from the retail and construction industries to health care and financial services. Manufacturers also added jobs in August, the institute found, though at a slower pace than in July. In addition, the National Federation of Independent Business has said the percentage of small businesses that plan to add workers rose this month to the highest level since January 2007. The economy is growing steadily, though sluggishly. It expanded at a 2.5 percent annual pace from April to June, the government has estimated. That is up from a scant 1.1 percent annual rate from January through March. For the first six months of the year, the economy has grown at a rate of just 1.8 percent. Economists worry that growth is slowing to an annual rate of 2 percent or less in the current July-September quarter. If correct, that would mark the third quarter in the past four that the annual growth rate has fallen to 2 percent or below, an abnormally low level. About 3.9 million Americans received unemployment benefits in the week that ended Sept. 7, about 23,000 more than in the previous week. That total has fallen 32 percent in the past year.
NEW YORK — The government shuts down. The economy unravels. Stocks plunge. That may be Wall Street's worst fear, but history shows it's mostly overblown. There have been 17 government shutdowns since 1976, ranging in length from one to 21 days. None have caused a market meltdown. The average decline in the Standard & Poor's 500 index during a shutdown lasting 10 days or more is about 2.5 percent. For shutdowns lasting five days or fewer, the average decline is 1.4 percent. "If they shut the government down for two days, the world's not going to stop revolving," says Ron Florance, deputy chief investment officer for Wells Fargo Private Bank. Shutdowns may even offer a buying opportunity. Investors should consider the improving outlook for the global economy instead of worrying about Washington. This isn't August 2011, when the government hit the debt ceiling and the Dow Jones industrial average endured three weeks of triple-digit swings. Europe's economies are no longer is crisis and the U.S. recovery is farther along. In fact, stocks rose 6.5 percent in the first three months of 2013 heading into the most recent government "crisis," the start of the automatic federal budget cuts, also referred to as the sequester. Still, investors this week have been warily eyeing Washington's budget negotiations. If a budget fails to pass, a government shutdown could start as soon as Tuesday. The stock market has fallen six of the past seven trading days. While the 2 percent decline over that stretch is modest, it shows that investors have been leery of buying stocks ahead of two big financial deadlines for U.S. government. Congress needs to pass a funding bill to keep the government operating after Oct. 1, when the new fiscal year starts. There is also the nation's debt ceiling, which needs to be raised before Oct. 17 Investors worry that a potential shutdown or default could damage con-
sumer confidence and the U.S. economy. During Ronald Reagan's presidency from 1981 to 1989, shutdowns were a fairly regular occurrence and the government faced a funding shortfall on eight occasions. However, none of those lasted more than three days and many of them occurred over a weekend. Since stocks don't trade over the weekend and the shutdowns were brief, investors had little reaction back then. When shutdowns are prolonged and federal employees are out of work for weeks, the effect on the market is usually more negative. Under the Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter administrations, when the government was shut down for 10 days or more, the average decline for the stock market was more than 3 percent during closures. But in the last major series of shutdowns, from November 1995 to January 1996, the stock market actually rose. President Bill Clinton and the Republican House leader Newt Gingrich failed to agree on a plan to reduce the nation's budget deficit as well as cuts to Medicare premiums. As a result, the
government shut twice over three months. First, it closed for five days between Nov. 13, 1995 and Nov. 19, 1995. Then a second shutdown lasted 21 days, from Dec. 15, 1995 to Jan. 6, 1996. The S&P 500 rose 4 percent between Nov. 13 and Jan. 6, suggesting that investors were focused elsewhere. The stock market had just started its five-year, technology-fueled bull run, during which the S&P 500 more than doubled. Even if the government shuts again, investors should take a long view because Europe and the U.S. are more stable than two years ago, says Dan Veru, chief investment officer of Palisade Capital Management. "If things get really tricky, maybe there will be a three to five percent pullback," in stocks, Veru says. Is it worth rearranging your stock investments? No. Even with this week's slight pullback, the S&P 500 is still up 18 percent this year and just off an alltime high of 1,725.52 set Sept. 18. "By the end of the year,
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Football Bryant 42, Benton 28 (Salt Bowl at War Memorial Stad) Glen Rose 55, BHG 12 Malvern 49, Bauxite 22 L. Hamilton 51, Sheridan 14
Beavers thump Cards in 5-3A opener
By Josh Briggs
Saturday, September 28, 2013
St. Louis clinches NL Central with 7-0 win
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ST. LOUIS — Lance Lynn was one of the more enthusiastic participants as the St. Louis Cardinals sprayed champagne, showing a wide smile he could not contain. “It’s a good feeling,” Lynn said the Cardinals clinched their first NL Central title in four seasons with a 7-0 victory over the Chicago Cubs. “It’s a good time to have that feeling.” Lynn had six strikeouts in a row early, and David Freese and Matt Holliday hit early home runs. St. Louis (95-65) has won six of seven and is tied with Atlanta for the best record in the NL. They are assured of home-field advantage when the NL division series starts Thursday. “I think relentless is probably the term that might sum it up,” said second-year manager Mike Matheny, soaked like everybody else on the team. “It’s extremely special.” The Cardinals have made it to the postseason 11 times the last 18 seasons under the ownership group led by chairman Bill DeWitt Jr. A large group of rookies was mixed in with a veteran core, and they overcame injuries to Chris Carpenter, Jason Motte, Jaime Garcia and Rafael Furcal. “I’ll sacrifice any of my clothes, anything for this,” DeWitt said. “It’s extremely satisfying. Think of the players we had to bring up and some of the great years we had.” Adam Wainwright (189) was moved up to start Saturday, putting the St. Louis ace on track to start his team’s postseason opener against Cincinnati, Pittsburgh or the Los Angeles Dodgers. A near-sellout crowd of 44,030 was on its feet, roaring and clapping in unison the final half-inning, then snapping pictures and applauding while the team celebrated near the mound. After the final out, Cardinals players put on T-shirts that read: “We Own The Central.” “We’re all embracing this and understanding what we’ve accomplished,” Freese said. “We’ve been through so much.” The Cubs have lost 12 of 16 and watched an opponent clinch for the third time within a week. The Braves wrapped up the NL East on Sunday at Wrigley Field and the Pirates secured a playoff spot in Chicago the following day. “I’ve already said it,” Sveum said. “You get something out of it.” Lynn (15-10) began his strikeout streak with Dioner Navarro to end the first. He fanned seven his first time through the order and allowed just four hits over six innings with nine strikeouts and no walks. Lynn has won consecutive starts after a skid in which he was 0-5 with a 5.44 ERA in eight outings. Cubs leadoff man Starlin Castro had three hits, including a third-inning single that stopped Lynn strikeout streak, Yadier Molina had two hits
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Glen Rose running back Carlos Burton looks up field as he turns the corner around Bauxite defenders in the Beavers 45-20 Week 2 win over the Miners on the road. Glen Rose beat the Harmony Grove Cardinals 55-12 on Friday.
Panthers get down early, fall again
By Tony Lenahan
Still Too Much
GLEN ROSE — The Harmony Grove Cardinals (2-2) and Glen Rose Beavers (3-1) locked horns once again on Friday, but it was not pretty as the Beavers ran away with the win, 55-12. Beavers running back Carlos Burton single handedly dealt blows to the Cardinals, rushing for 200 yards and three touchdowns on just 14 carries in the game. Glen Rose’s defense really stuck it to the Birds as well, limiting Harmony Grove to 118 yards of total offense on 54 plays. The Beavers also forced three big turnovers on the Cardinals in the win. “We just came out and manhandled them,” Head Coach Mark Kehner said. “That’s the difference. It isn’t about playing a quarter or a half and it is about playing four quarters and at the end, it is 55-12. Bottom line.” The Cardinals started the game with a bang, recover-
ing a fumble on the opening kickoff after Austin Kehner botched the return catch, leaving Harmony Grove with the ball at the Beavers 31-yard line. Despite starting with good field position, the Cardinals could not find the end zone or yards, stalling on a three-and-out, gaining zero yards. Glen Rose, on the other hand, wasted little time getting on the board on their first official series. Beginning at their own 14, the Beavers used just two plays to go 86 yards for the score. Quarterback Clay Holicer hit Kyle Petersen for a 30-yard reception, setting Burton up for a 51-yard TD run on his first touch of the game. Up 7-0 early in the first quarter, the Beavers defense forced two punts, a turnover on downs and grabbed an interception on the Cardinals next five drives in
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Hogs have tall order in A&M
FAYETTEVILLE -  Sometimes it seems all Texas A&M’s  “Johnny Football” might need is a receivereligible snapper to shotgun him the ball. Then he can do the rest all by himself. But “Johnny Football,”the Heisman Trophy winning quarterback otherwise known by his given name, Johnny Manziel, has a host of friends besetting the Arkansas Razorbacks in Arkansas’ SEC opener, says  first-year Arkansas Coach Bret Bielema. The Razorbacks, 3-1 coming off a 28-24  loss at Rutgers after leading 24-7, and the nationally No. 10  Aggies, 3-1 and 0-1 in the SEC losing two weeks ago to reigning national champion Alabama, clash at 6 tonight on ESPN2 TV at a sold-out Reynolds Razorback Stadium. Manziel won the Heisman last year in part on the 453 yards passing and 104 rushing he put on Arkansas while the Aggies in College Station, Texas, whipped 58-10 the 2012 Razorbacks under interim Coach John L. Smith. Turned out that big chunk versus Arkansas was just a small portion of Manziel’s miraculous 2012 season that included him embarrassing and defeating defenses of even Alabama and perpetual national power Oklahoma. Alabama avenged, beating him on the scoreboard 49-42 two weeks ago. Still Manziel amassed 562 total yards total offense, 464
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LITTLE ROCK – The Benton Panthers had very little room for error against their conference and county rival Bryant Hornets in the Salt Bowl and the Panthers erred a lot on Friday in both teams’ 7A/6A South conference opener. Benton committed six turnovers to Bryant’s one in a 42-28 loss to the Hornets in front of 24,108 in the Salt Bowl at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock. “That’s the deal with the game,” Benton Coach Scott Neathery said of the turnovers. “They drove down and got a touchdown and we just gave them two gifts. We pretty much spotted them 21 points to start the game off. Nobody is going to win doing that.” But Benton (2-2, 0-1 South) had its chances, though it didn’t seem like the Panthers would stick around long after what happened in the first quarter. On the first drive of the game, Bryant junior running back Brendan Young would reverse his field to gain 25 yards as the Hornets drove down to the Benton 20-yard and capped the drive off with a 20-yard touchdown reception by
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Bryant receivers Devonte Howard, 10, and Brushawn Hunter celebrate after a touchdown in Friday night’s Salt Bowl XIV victory over Benton at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock. Bryant beat Benton 42-28.
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Leopards take bite out of Miners, win 49-22
By A.J. Russenberger
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BAUXITE ­ — Friday night’s game between the Miners of Bauxite and the Malvern Leopards involved two schools both searching for their first conference victory this season. The Leopards, who only lost three football games all last season, arrived this week having just been handed a defeat at Lakeside. Whereas, the Bauxite Miners arrived having easily handled the Lions of Jessieville one week ago. But the Leopards were the better team on Friday, winning 49-22. The Miners defense would prove effective against the Leopard’s ground game for the first quarter of play,
though it would struggle on from there. The Leopards relentlessly attacked the Miners defense the entire game. Bauxite opened the first quarter with a defensive stand against the Leopards, forcing them to punt early. Bauxite’a return man, Ben Madison, fielded the ball amid a rush of Leopards and proceeded to return the ball forty yards setting his team up for a touchdown on its opening drive of the game The Miners defense began to cave-in during the second quarter. The Leopards began the second twelve minutes of play by running left and right past the Miners. Malvern then scored on
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Bauxite receiver Justin Warren leaps to bring in a catch while getting hit in the back by a Malvern defender during the Miners 49-22 loss to the Leopards at “The Pit” on Friday. The Miners are now 1-4 on the season and are set to battle Ashdown in Week 5.
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and three RBIs to set his season best with 78, Jon Jay had two hits and an RBI and leadoff man Matt Carpenter had a single that left him one hit shy of 200. Travis Wood (9-12) gave up three runs and four hits, leaving after just one inning — when he reached 200 in a season for the first time. “That was a shame,” manager Dale Sveum said. “That kind of made you want to throw up, to have two out, nobody on and all of that happen.” After Wood’s running catch in foul territory on Carlos Beltran’s foul pop, six batters reached safely with two out: Molina had a tworun double off the left-field wall and Jay extended his hitting streak to 12 with an RBI single. “That’s on me,” Wood said. “When you get two outs and you still face all nine, that’s on you.” Holliday hit his 250th career homer and 21st this season leading off the sixth off Blake Parker.
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junior Brushawn Hunter from junior quarterback Brandan Warner to put the Hornets on top early, 7-0, with just over nine minutes left in the first quarter. Panther senior Ryan Rodriguez would return the kickoff 40 yards, but fumbled in the process and the Hornets would take over at Benton’s 42-yard line. Bryant (2-2, 1-0) would cap its drive with a 1-yard run from Young to make it 14-0 quickly. After completions to sophomore Colten Nix and senior J.V. Davis, senior Panther quarterback Tarek Beaugard would get intercepted by Jake Johnson, who would return it 40 yards for a TD and 21-0 lead at the 5:03 mark in the first. “We needed to start like that,” Bryant Coach Paul Calley said. “We had chances to put it away in the first half and didn’t do it. I’m disappointed in that, but I’ll take the victory.” After consecutive punts, the Panthers would make their mark. Benton drove 63 yards capped by a Beaugard 1-yard TD run to make it a 21-7 Bryant lead early in the second, but the Hornets would respond right back when they needed just four plays to go 64 yards when Warner found senior receiver Devonte Howard for a 13-yard TD catch to make it 28-7. After a Beaugard fumble gave the ball back to Bryant, the Hornets needed just three plays to go 51 yards, capped by a 38-yard TD pass from Warner to Hunter for a 28-point game with 7:34 left in the half. “Our defense, we’re slow starters, that’s for sure,” Neathery said. “We’re a work in progress, but the name of the game was turnovers and it is what it is.” But, the Panthers weren’t done as they would drive 80 yards in just over a minute with Beaugard finding junior receiver Sam Baker for a 20-yard TD to make it a 35-14 game, which it would
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a slip screen, taking the ball 69 yards for a score to tie the game 7-7. The remainder of the second quarter would see the Leopards having some difficulties with the snap. Prior to the game, Leopards first-year head coach Mike Scarbrough admitted, “that his team had incurred some difficulties with taking care of the ball in previous games“ and, “that a victory against the Miners would only occur if the Leopards exercised good ball handling.” Several bad snaps, and a muffed punt by the Leopards proved his point. Late in the second quarter, an attempted halfback pass by the Miners was intercepted by the Malvern defense. The score at the half was 28 to 16 in favor of the Leopards. During the third quarter, the Leopards were called for pass interference several times, though this was not sufficient to bring the Miners back to within contention in this game. Malvern then scored on a fade route and another run by their quick halfback. The Leopards ran hard to score one additional touchdown in the fourth quarter. The Miners would not score again. The final ended with Malvern winning 49-22. This makes the fourth time Malvern has defeated the Miners in the four years since Bauxite moved up to 4A classification. Bauxite will try to return to its winning ways when the Miners play
Members of the Bryant Hornet football teams raise the 2013 Salt Bowl trophy in the air after defeating Benton 42-28 at War Memorial Stadium on Friday night. The win is Bryant’s eighth straight over the Panthers. be at the half. Warner completed 15 of 18 for 189 yards and three TDs in the first half, after missing Week 2’s matchup against Central and being ineffective last week in a loss to Catholic. “Brandan just needed to get his confidence back,” Calley said of his QB. “Last week the ball’s wet and the conditions weren’t the best for throwing the ball. We knew we were going to have in hang time.” The punter, Drew Kaser, doesn’t punt often. Just 11 times in four games compared to a combined 20 in four games by Razorbacks punters Sam Irwin-Hill and Zach Hocker. Manziel extends plays into eternity with his legs while teammates on the fly improvise blocks for his scrambling runs and improvise patterns for his often even more dangerous passes. “They are very wellcoached in their scramble responsibilities and their scramble response,” Arkansas defensive coordinator Chris Ash said.  Up 42-6 and with the mercy rule in full swing, the Beavers just added insult to injury when Petersen intercepted Lewis’ pass, returning it for a 30-yard TD to go up 49-6 with 2:58 left in the third quarter. The Cardinals found the end zone late on a 1-yard run from Johnson to pull within 49-12. Glen Rose scored with 2.4 seconds left on a 25-yard TD pass from Petersen to Chase Haynes to end the game with the Beavers winning 55-12. “You have to go one week at a time,” Kehner said about his team’s first 5-3A conference win of the season. “We have to go to Jessieville next week and play a good ball team. We have to put it back together and get back to work next week and get a little better and fix what we messed up this week.” Glen Rose finished with 473 yards of total offense on 48 plays. Holicer ended his night completing 10 of 19 passes for 170 yards and two TDs and an interception. Lequieu brought in 5 catches for 103 yards and a score to lead all receivers. Petersen completed a perto run the ball to win and be very consistent throwing the ball when we had to.” While the Hornets were content to run the clock down, the Panthers continued their sloppy ways in the second half with Beaguard fumbling a handoff to Bryant, and throwing an interception on Benton’s first two drives of the third quarter. After Bryant punted on “When he goes to his left, you see receivers doing certain things and going to certain spots.  He goes to the right, it’s the same thing.  They know what they are doing.” They all know if they prolong plays long enough and often enough, Johnny Football will make the plays  required even if it defies all logic to fulfill the requirements. “Once you think the play is over with or he has no chance,” Arkansas senior linebacker Jarrett Lake said, “he pulls something out of his hat like a magician. He just makes plays.” Former Arkansas fect 2 of 2 attempts for 65 yards and a TD in his short stint at quarterback in the fourth quarter. Lewis completed 2 of 7 attempts for 35 yards, a TD
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its first two drives of the second half, the Panthers would make it interesting. Helped by a 26-yard run by Beaugard early in the series, Beaugard would cap it with an 11-yard TD pass to Davis to make it 35-21 Bryant with 51 seconds left in the third. But, the Hornets would hold the ball for over five minutes, driving 70 yards and Howard running in from 6 yards to give Bryant a 42-21 Coach Ken Hatfield was asked about the Aggies because his 1989 Southwest Conference champion Razorbacks defeated Heisman Trophy winner Andre Ware and the explosive Houston Cougars offense that Ware quarterbacked. That’s a tall order for Arkansas starting junior backup quarterback  AJ Derby, the projected starter a second consecutive week because first-teamer Brandon Allen’s  injured shoulder. Derby does have the running backs, Jonathan Williams and Alex Collins, both surpassing 100 yards and two interceptions in the loss. Johnson carried the ball 21 times for 53 yards and a TD and also caught a pass for a touchdown. Harmony Grove will
lead with 7:48 left in the game. The Panthers would work quickly as Beaugard was 5 of 6 for 80 yards during a drive which ended with another 11-yard Davis TD catch to make it 42-28 with 6:29 left. Davis had three catches during the drive, including a 50-yarder. “I saw a lot of fight in this group that I haven’t seen from any other group,” Neathery said of his team. “They could have let the game get out of hand, but kept fighting the whole time. I’m really excited to see that fight.” But after a Bryant punt to give Benton the ball with about 4:00 minutes left, Beaugard would fumble the ball away again to seal the Hornets’ win. “Were glad to keep the trophy in Bryant and have bragging rights for another year,” Calley said. “It’s the first conference victory for us. That’s the big thing to me right now. Our ultimate goal is to win a conference championship and we had to have that one to do it.” Warner finished 19 of 25 for 226 yards and three TDs, Howard caught 9 passes for 99 yards and a TD, and Hunter had 7 catches for 105 yards and two TDs, and ran for 37 on four carries. Young led the Hornet rushing attack with 68 yards on 16 carries and a TD, and junior Kylon Boyle had 14 carries and 65 yards on the ground. For Benton, Beaugard finished 26 of 42 for 290 yards, three TDs and two interceptions, and ran for 93 yards and a TD. Davis had another monster game on the receiving end with 9 catches for 159 yards and two TDs. Davis was averaging over 30 yards a catch entering the game and caught his sixth and seventh receiving TDs of the year. Sophomore Drew Dyer had 8 catches for 43 yards and Baker had 4 for 47 and a TD. Rodriguez ran 7 times for 44 yards as Benton outgained Bryant 468-421 in total yardage. rushing all of the Games 1 through 3 before running into a wall at Rutgers. Hatfield said the Hogs can actually review half of  last year’s  rout applied by  A&M in College Station, Texas, and harbor hope. “We went down to the A&M game last year and we would have been ahead at half,” Hatfield said.  “We hit a pass down to the 5-yard line and we get a 5-yard illegal formation penalty. So instead of at the 5, we get backed up 17 yards and had to throw it and they intercept the next play and run it back and score right before half. That’s a 14-point swing.” be back at home against Bismarck on next Friday with kickoff set for 7 p.m. Glen Rose hit the road to Jessieville with opening kick also set for 7 p.m.
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passing and 98 rushing. “The best combination of running and passing I have ever seen,” Arkansas defensive line coach Charlie Partridge said. Manziel didn’t do it alone,  Bielema said. “Those players around him, they’re special,” Bielema said. “They’ve got a great offensive line.  They have got a host of wide receivers. They have got a couple of running backs who are very, very special. They’ve got a punter who might set the NCAA record 2-point attempt. With just 50 seconds left in the half, Glen Rose put together an 80-yard drive powered by a 13-yard run by Burton and a 37-yard pass from Holicer to Dillon Lequieu before crossing the goal line on an 18-yard TD catch by Petersen to put his team up big, 28-6 at halftime. Harmony Grove ended the first half with just 53 positive yards on 33 plays. Burton alone totaled 121 yards on the ground and three TDs in the first half. “[Burton] is a phenomenal player,” Kehner said. “He is finally getting healthy and people are seeing a healthy Carlos Burton right now with the rest of our team and we are putting it together and we’re rolling. Very pleased with the win.” The second half didn’t get any better for the Cardinals as the Beavers continued to pile on the points, scoring on a 3-yard run by Austin Kehner after forcing a punt to start the third quarter. Up 35-6 with 8:18 left in the third, the Beavers forced a fumble before going 34 yards on seven plays for another score, this time a 21-yard TD reception by Lequieu on fourth down.
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the first half. Offensively, the fireworks continued to blast following a second turnover, this one an interception by Holicer. Harmony Grove’s Ben Barber stole the pass attempt for the Cardinals. Burton capped a 10-play, 84-yard drive with a 15-yard TD with 1:43 left in the first quarter, his second score of the game. Burton rushed for 101 yards and two touchdowns in the opening 12 minutes. After a third turnover (second fumble), Glen Rose added to its lead with another TD from Burton, this time from 7 yards out to put the Beavers on top 21-0 with 9:14 left in the second quarter. With nothing going in the Cardinals favor, Harmony Grove finally got on the scoreboard late in the second quarter. With the ball on their own 20-yard line, the Cardinals used 16 plays to get to the end zone, ending on a 15-yard TD reception by running back Nic Johnson to cut the Beavers lead to 21-6 after a nullified
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those who appreciate a traditional worship/prayer meeting format. For more information, call the church office at 501-860-2830. Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church A fifth Sunday singing is scheduled at 6 p.m. Sept. 29 at Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 2909 Congo Road in Benton. Featured will be the Keislers. The Rev. Vance Nutt is pastor of the congregation and John Bagby is music director. Cumberland Presbyterian Fellowship A fifth Sunday singing is scheduled this week at Cumberland Presbyterian Fellowship, 3100 Marketplace in Bryant. The event is scheduled for 6 p.m. Following the service will be a pie supper. People of all faiths are invited. Other activities on Sunday will include Bible study at 10 a.m. followed by the morning worship service at 10:45. A mid-week Bible study is scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday. The topic, continued from the previous week, is “How Powerful Is Satan?” It is based on passages from Job, I Thessalonians, Ephesians, II Corinthians and James. The Rev. Jack Ryan, director of the chaplaincy program for the Veterans Administration Hospital at Fort Roots in North Little Rock and a chaplain in the Army Reserve, is teaching both the Sunday morning
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St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church Plans are under way for a citywide revival to be held Oct. 16-18 at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church. Services will begin at 7 p.m. The speaker schedule will be: •Oct. 16, guest preacher DeSean Jarrett, pastor of St. John Baptist Church of Lonoke. •Oct. 17, guest preacher Derick Easter, pastor of Bailey Chapel Baptist Church of North Little Rock. •Oct. 18, guest preacher Learthur Shelton, pastor of Lampkin Chapel Baptist Church. Special music will be presented each night by guest artists. The Rev. Jefferson D. Walker Jr. is pastor of the church, which is at 1200 Dixie St. in Benton. Other information is available by calling 501-837-0745. Benton First Church of the Nazarene The annual homecoming celebration is scheduled Sunday, Sept. 29, at First Church of the Nazarene in Benton. Activities will begin at 10 a.m. Special speaker will be the Rev. Jimmy Haliburton from Lake Jackson, Texas. He is a former youth pastor of the congregation. Dinner on the grounds will follow the morning service. The church is continuing its new “WednesDAY” worship service fellowship meal at 11 a.m. each week. The time of worship and fellowship is geared toward and Wednesday evening studies. The Rev. Buster Guthrie, pastor of the congregation, will preach for the Sunday morning worship service. Music for the services is under the direction of Betty Kettles, songleader, and Lynda Hollenbeck, pianist. Benton Foursquare Church An arts and crafts sale is scheduled Saturday, Oct. 5, at Benton Foursquare Church’s youth building, 2722 Military Road (behind the church). Knitting, sculptures, homemade items, paintings, wood crafts and other items will be available.for information or to reserve vendor space, call 501-3152229.
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APOSTOLIC Apostolic Christian Center 20121 I-30, Benton 501-315-2100 Pastor: Scott & Bobby McElroy Apostolic Tabernacle Church 2314 Military Road, Benton 501-315-1855 Pastor: Rev. J. Emerson ASSEMBLY OF GOD Abundant Life Center 23790 I-30 N., Bryant 501-847-4357 Rev. Sam & Tami Crenshaw Assembly of God 1020 East Grand, Haskell Pastor: Jason Keisler Benton First Assembly of God 1801 Hot Springs Hwy., Benton 501-778-7597 Pastor: Rev. Gene Huskey Calvary Assembly of God 3420 Military Rd., Benton 501-778-2884 Pastor: Randy Roach BAPTIST Avilla Missionary Baptist Church 10582 Avilla Road West 501-316-1623 Pastor: Kirby Caple Bethel Missionary Baptist 501 S. Border St., Benton 501-778-3396 Pastor: Bro. Carl Higgs Berean Baptist Church 353 Jay St., Haskell 501-776-2571 Pastor: Larry Mattingly Brooks Bethel Baptist Church 20020 S. Alexander Rd., 501-557-5350 Pastor: Buddy Fowler Calvary Baptist Church 612 Valley View Rd., Benton 501-778-4762 Pastor: Frank Thurman Celebration Baptist Church 4601 Hwy 229 in Haskell-Benton Pastor: Allan Eakin Congo Road Baptist Church 7193 Congo Road, Benton 501-794-3844 Pastor: Rev. Jeff Langley Cross Bar C Cowboy Church 10895 Hwy. 70 - Exit 111 Pastor: Greg Spann Cross Roads Missionary Baptist Church 10019 Lily Dr., Benton Pastor: Larry Campbell Discover The Joy Baptist 410 S. East St., Benton 501-837-8058 Pastor: Perry Robinson Eastside Baptist Church Fifth & Hoover St., Benton 501-778-8443 Pastor: Steve Raines
Fairplay Missionary Baptist 8516 Fairplay Rd., Benton Pastor: Kenny Mitchell 501-778-5755 First Baptist Church 211 S. Market St., Benton 778-2271/315-2270 Pastor: Rick Grant First Baptist Church (ABA) 401 N. Reynolds Rd., Bryant 501-847-0365 Pastor: Phillip Miller First Southern Baptist 604 S. Reynolds Rd., Bryant 501-847-3014 Forest Hills Missionary Baptist 1119 Alcoa Rd., Benton 501-315-4403 Pastor: Marcus W. Blakley Geyer Springs 1st Baptist Church 12400 Hwy I-30, Little Rock 501-455-3474 Pastor: Jeff Williams Gospel Light Baptist 910 W. Hazel St., Benton Grace Baptist Church 21941 I-30, Suite 10 Bryant Pastor: Joel Prickett 501-249-0869 Gravel Hill Baptist Church 6259 Hwy 9 Benton, AR 72019 Pastor: Nathan Nalley Highland Heights Baptist 1421 Alcoa Rd., Benton 501-315-7204 Pastor: Bro. Brian Moore Holland Chapel Baptist Church 15523 I-30, Benton 501-778-4546 Pastor: Jason Tallent Hurricane Lake Baptist 2516 Springhill Rd., Bryant 501-847-2864 Pastor: Benny Grant Indian Springs Baptist Church 23581 I-30, Bryant 501-847-2915 Pastor: Tom Williams Kentucky Missionary Baptist 7070 Hwy. 5, Benton Pastor: Rev. Donny Haynes Landmark Missionary Baptist 215 E. Main St., Traskwood Pastor: Rev. James Floyd Lighthouse Baptist Church 4163 Salt Creek Rd. Pastor: Morgan Flagler Mars Hill Missionary Baptist Church 128000 Mars Hill Road Pastor: Rev. Davy McCool Mountain View Missionary Baptist 1552 Mountain View Road, Benton Pastor: Phillip Batchelor, 501-909-9090
Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist 3700 Mount Olive Rd., Bauxite Pastor: Doug Hammonds Mt. Harmony Missionary Baptist 245 Mt. Harmony Dr., Haskell-Benton (off Hwy 229) 501-776-0821 Pastor: Ben Palmer Mt. Vernon Baptist Church 5408 Alcoa Rd., Benton Mulberry Missionary Baptist 5838 Salt Creek Rd., Benton Pastor: Martin Lamb New Friendship Missionary Baptist 7400 Friendship Rd., Benton Interim Pastor Tyler Askew 501-317-0855 New Life Baptist Church 10765 Samples Rd., Alexander 501-316-1985 Pastor: Dr. Sid Sample New Life Missionary Baptist 126 West Dr., Benton Pastor: Rev. Scotty Nalley New Prospect Missionary Baptist Peeler Bend Rd. Pastor: David Standridge Oak Grove Missionary Baptist 2907 Congo Rd. 501-315-5279 Pastor: Vance Nutt Old Union Baptist Church 12641 Hwy 298 501-794-2215 Pastor: Rev. Joseph Cornelison Palestine Missionary Baptist Hwy 35 S. Pastor: Rev. J. Clyde Chenault 501-778-4177 Park Place Baptist Church 22208 I-30 N., Bryant Pastor: Gary Lambright Pleasant Hill Baptist Church 24310 N. Sardis Rd. 501-557-5153 Pastor: Rick Porter Ridgecrest Baptist Church 900 Ridge Rd., Benton 501-778-6747 501-249-5049 Pastor: Bro. James Coward Salem Baptist Church 3069 Salem Rd., Benton 501-316-5352 Saline Missionary Baptist 8210 N. Main St., Tull Pastor: Rev. Kim Hammer Sharon Missionary Baptist 402 Shenandoah Dr., Benton 501-778-4103 Pastor: Richard Hamlin Social Hill Baptist Hwy 35 S. Pastor: Rev. Bill Williams Spring Creek Baptist 19200 I-30, Benton Pastor: Dr. Terry Parrish Springhill Missionary Baptist 8602 Springhill Rd. 501-316-1345 Pastor: Bro. Steven Sewell
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news reports and headlines. "We cannot insist only on issues related to abortion, gay marriage and the use of contraceptive methods. This is not possible," he told the interviewer, a fellow Jesuit. "The teaching of the church ... is clear and I am a son of the church, but it is not necessary to talk about these issues all the time." Stressing the need for improved pastoral responses on hot-button issues -- such as abortion and homosexuality -- Pope Francis said the church "cannot be obsessed with the transmission of a disjointed multitude of doctrines to be imposed insistently. .... We have to find a new balance; otherwise even the moral edifice of the church is likely to fall like a house of cards, losing the freshness and fragrance of the Gospel." The pope stressed the need for balance between pronouncements and pastoral care, not the end of the church's public advocacy on moral doctrines. He said that Catholic leaders cannot insist "only" on issues linked to sexual ethics, which is not the same thing as saying they should be silent on them. The church, he said, must be a "field hospital" for the wounded and its most important message is that "Jesus Christ has saved you. And the ministers of the church must be ministers of mercy above all." The online Catholic world exploded, on the doctrinal left and right. Most traditional Catholics expressed concern, focusing on news media editing of the pope's remarks, more than the content of the interview. While the media storm raged, Pope Francis did something interesting -- especially in light of his
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It was the telephone call heard around the world, because the pope made the call. On the other end of the line was a single woman in central Italy, who mailed TERRY Pope Francis a MATTINGLY confused, anguished ON letter after RELIGION learning she was pregnant by a man who turned out to be married. The man demanded that she have an abortion and she refused. Then a strange telephone number appeared on her caller ID screen. It was the pope, who called to say she made the right decision because the "child was a gift from God" and that he
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wanted to help. Pope Francis, she told the Catholic Herald, assured her that "as Christians we should never be afraid. He told me I had been very brave and strong for my unborn child. I told him that I wanted to baptize the baby when it was born, but I was afraid, as I was divorced and a single mother. ... He said he would be my spiritual father and he would baptize my baby." If the baby is a boy, she plans to name him Francis. A few news organizations, but not many, covered this media-friendly parable. Then two weeks later, the pope unleashed a media tsunami with a long, candid interview published exclusively in Jesuit magazines around the world. While the pope talked about confession, sin and mercy, quotes on sexual issues leapt into alleged call for the church to tone down its teachings on moral theology. He addressed, with little media fanfare, a gathering of Catholic gynecologists, urging them to remember that a doctor's "ultimate objective" must always be the protection of life. "The culture of waste, which now enslaves the hearts and minds of many, has a very high cost: It requires the elimination of human beings, especially if they are physically or socially weaker," he said, according to a translation offered by the National Catholic Register. "Our response to this mentality is a categorical and unhesitant 'yes' to life. ... Things have a price and are sold, but people have a dignity, worth more than things and they don't have a price. ... Because of this, attention to human life in its
totality has become a real priority of the Magisterium of the Church in recent years, particularly to the most defenseless, that is, the disabled, the sick, the unborn child, the child, the elderly who are life's most defenseless." In the end, stressed the pope, the church must continue to proclaim that, "Each child who is unborn, but is unjustly condemned to be aborted, bears the face of Jesus Christ, bears the face of the Lord, who, even before he was born, and then as soon as he was born, experienced the rejection of the world." Terry Mattingly is the director of the Washington Journalism Center at the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities and leads the project to study religion and the news.
Temple Baptist Church 8601 Hwy 67, Benton 778-1295 Temple Missionary Baptist 3215 Coats Rd., Benton 501-860-8907 Pastor: Rev. David Harris Ten Mile Missionary Baptist 17510 Church Rd. Lonsdale, AR 72087 (501) 939-2227 Bro. Wesley Howard Trinity Baptist Church 702 Church St., Benton 501-778-9146 Pastor: Mike Titsworth United Missionary Baptist 3810 Salem Rd. 501-794-2139 Tyndall Park Missionary Baptist Corner of Cox and Hoover St. 501-993-9029 Pastor: Cecil Hyde
Grape Chapel Church of God 7100 Hwy 298 (Kirk Rd.) 501-794-0206 Pastor: Scott L. Planck New Life Church of God Chambers Rd., Bauxite 501-249-3330 Pastor: Roy Willis New Summit Church of God 3916 Silica Heights Rd., Benton Pastor: Bryan Hughes Walnut Street Church of God 520 W. Walnut Benton, AR 72016 EPISCOPAL St. Matthew’s Episcopal 1112 Alcoa Rd., Benton 501-315-1516 Priest Lorrie Slaymaker LUTHERAN First Lutheran Church 18181 I-30 S., Benton Pastor: James D. Burns Friends in Christ Lutheran Church 4305 Hwy 5 N., Bryant 501-213-6521 Pastor: Emil Woerner Zion Lutheran Church 300 Avilla Road East 501-316-1100 Pastor: Michael Schleider METHODIST Benton First United Methodist 200 N. Market St., Benton 501-778-3601 Sr. Minister Rev. David Jones Bryant First United Methodist 508 N. Reynolds Rd., Bryant 501-847-0226 Pastor: Rev. Hamett Evans Congo United Methodist 2903 Steel Bridge Road Pastor: Polly Burton Ebenezer United Methodist Church 8319 N. Main Tull 501-778-6242 Pastor Rev. Randy Reed Mt. Carmel United Methodist 2005 Hwy 5, Benton 501-794-2451 Pastor: Rev. Bob Warlord New Hope United Methodist 1705 New Hope Road, Benton 501-860-2302 Rev.Walt Garrett Parkview United Methodist 514 Border St., Benton 501-778-2145 Pastor: Rev. Walt Garrett Salem United Methodist 1647 Salem Rd., Benton 501-316-2282 Pastor: Rev. Carlton Cross Sardis United Methodist 10715 W. Sardis Rd., Bauxite 501-602-2129 Pastor: Rev. Stephen Dickinson Traskwood United Methodist Hwy. 229 and Main Street. Pastor: Danny Dunlap NAZARENE Cornerstone Church of the Nazarene 25799 I-30, County Line Exit #126 501-653-2886 Pastor: Rev. Tim Evans First Church of the Nazarene 1203 W. Sevier St., Benton 501-315-9600 Pastor: Rev. Brady Lane PENTECOSTAL First Pentecostal Church 16412 I-30, Benton 501-778-6974 Pastors: Rev. Burl Crabtree and Bishop O.D. Crabtree
First Pentecostal Church 4212 Hwy 5 N., Bryant Pastor: Rev. Jerry Whitley Lawson Rd. Pentecostal Church 807 E. Lawson 501-821-3542 PRESBYTERIAN Cumberland Presbyterian Fellowship 3600 Market Place, Bryant 315-0355/888-4190 Pastor: Rev. Buster Guthrie First Presbyterian Church 501 N. East St., Benton 501-315-7737 Pastor: Rev. Dr. Dari Rowen 7th-DAY ADVENTIST Seventh-Day Adventist 2615 Lincoln Rd., Benton 501-778-0641 Pastor: Michael Wolford DISCIPLES OF CHRIST First Christian Church 16218 I-30 at Pinewood Dr., Benton Pastor: Rev. Joe Jorgensen OTHER CHURCHES Benton Foursquare Church Military & Thomas Roads, Benton 501-315-2229 Pastor: Rev. David Brewer Centerpoint Church 20383 I-30, in Benton 501-776-2570 Pastor: Rev. Pat Dezort Christ Church 11800 Vimy Ridge Road 455-6275/455-1506 Pastor: G.A. & Joyce Dudley Faith Fellowship 608 S. Marion, Benton 501-794-1683 Family Church 21815 I-30, Bryant 501-847-1559 Pastor: Rev. Perry Black Fellowship Bible Church 5724 Alcoa Rd., Benton 501-315-1560 First ChristianChurch 16218 interstate 30 501-778-8237 Pastor Joe Jorgensen Gateway Church 1201 W. Longhills Road 501-680-9043 Grace Church 5205 W. Sawmill Rd. 501-804-0371 Pastor: Tommy Jones The Lighthouse Church 2800 Military Rd., Benton Pastor: Barbara Allred Midtowne Church 4037 Boone Rd, Benton 501-315-0992 Pastor: Doug Pruitt Pleasant Hill AME Church 302 Reed St., Benton Pastor: Rev. Byron Miller Victory Fellowship 407 Prickett Rd., Bryant 501-847-1855 World Bibleway Fellowship 1214 Liberty St., Benton Pastor: Rev. Hank Smith
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CATHOLIC Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church 900 W. Cross St., Benton Rev. Chinnaiah Irudayaraj Yeddanapalli (Fr. YC) CHURCH OF CHRIST Northside Church of Christ 917 N. East St., Benton 501-315-1128 Pastor: Jim Gardner New Bethel Church of Christ 3777 Kruse Loop, Alexander 501-794-1994 Church of Christ 305 East Smith St., Benton 501-317-5113 or 317-6900 Church of Christ 4232 Edison Ave., Bauxite 501-794-1604 Haskell Church of Christ Haskell 501-315-0173 Hwy 5 Church of Christ 1500 Hwy 5 N. Benton, AR 72019 501-303-0465 Evangelist James Hamilton Highway Church of Christ 18514 I-30, Benton 501-315-3303 Pastor: Steven Ford Johnson Street Church of Christ 101 W. Johnson St., Benton 501-315-9034 or 501-315-7896 Paron Church Of Christ 17212 Hwy 9, Paron 501-594-8373 River Street Church of Christ 415 River St., Benton 501-778-4042 Pastor: Bro. Dennis Gage Salem Road Church of Christ 2700 Salem Rd. 501-316-1415 CHURCH OF GOD Benton Pentecostal CoG 4023 Gattin Rd., Benton 501-778-8664 Pastors: Elizabeth & Dave Witt Bryant Pentecostal Church of God 5094 Highway 5 North Bryant, AR 72022 501-847-8140 Pastors: Henry Hunt & Ruth Hunt
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$11B eyed in JPMorgan settlement talks Climate Warming ‘likely’ man made
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N.Y. — An $11 billion national settlement is under discussion to resolve claims over JPMorgan's handling of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the recession, said a government official familiar with ongoing negotiations among bank, federal and New York state officials. The Department of Justice is taking the lead on the settlement, which would include $7 billion in cash and $4 billion in consumer relief, said the official, who spoke Wednesday with The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity because a settlement hasn't been reached and the official wasn't authorized to discuss it publicly. The government has continued investigating JPMorgan over mortgagebacked securities, which lost value after a bubble in the housing market burst and helped spur the financial crisis. The company declined to comment Wednesday.
In January 2012, a task force of federal and state law enforcement officials was established to pursue wrongdoing with regard to mortgage securities. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is a co-chairman of that working group created by President Barack Obama. His office declined to comment on the JPMorgan talks. The Department of Justice last month accused Bank of America Corp. of civil fraud in failing to disclose risks and misleading investors in its sale of $850 million of mortgage bonds in 2008. The Securities and Exchange Commission filed a related lawsuit. The government estimates that investors lost more than $100 million on the deal. Bank of America is disputing the allegations. Last week, JPMorgan agreed to pay $920 million and admitted that it failed to oversee trading that led to a $6 billion loss last year. That combined amount, in settlements with three U.S. regulators and a British one, is one of the largest fines ever
levied against a financial institution. JPMorgan came through the financial crisis in better shape than most of its rivals, and CEO Jamie Dimon had charmed lawmakers and commanded the attention of regulators in Washington. A number of big banks, including JPMorgan, Goldman Sachs and Citigroup, previously have been accused of abuses in sales of securities linked to mortgages in the runup to the crisis. Together they have paid hundreds of millions of dollars in penalties to settle civil charges brought by the SEC, which accused them of deceiving investors about the quality of the bonds they sold. JPMorgan settled SEC charges in June 2011 by agreeing to pay $153.6 million and reached another such agreement for $296.9 million in November. Banks in all the SEC cases were allowed to neither admit nor deny wrongdoing, a practice that brought criticism of the agency from judges and investors.
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STOCKHOLM — Scientists can now say with extreme confidence that human activity is the dominant cause of the global warming observed since the 1950s, a new report by an international scientific group said Friday. Calling man-made warming "extremely likely," the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change used the strongest words yet on the issue as it adopted its assessment on the state of the climate system. In its previous assessment, in 2007, the U.N.-sponsored panel said it was "very likely" that global warming was man-made. One of the most controversial subjects in the report was how to deal with a purported slowdown in warming in the past 15 years. Climate skeptics say this "hiatus" casts doubt on the scientific consensus on climate change. Many governments had objections over how the issue was treated in earlier drafts and some had called for it to be deleted altogether. In the end, the IPCC made only a brief mention of the issue in the summary for policymakers, stressing that short-term records are sensitive to natural variability and don't in general reflect longterm trends. "An old rule says that climate-relevant trends should not be calculated for periods less than around 30 years," said Thomas Stocker, cochair of the group that wrote the report. Many scientists say the purported slowdown reflects random climate fluctuations and an unusually hot year, 1998, picked as a starting point for charting temperatures. Another leading hypothesis is that heat
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is settling temporarily in the oceans, but that wasn't included in the summary. Stocker said there wasn't enough literature on "this emerging question." The IPCC said the evidence of climate change has grown thanks to more and better observations, a clearer understanding of the climate system and improved models to analyze the impact of rising temperatures. "Our assessment of the science finds that the atmosphere and ocean have warmed, the amount of snow and ice has diminished, the global mean sea level has risen and the concentrations of greenhouse gases have increased," said Qin Dahe, co-chair of the working group that wrote the report. The full 2,000-page report isn't going to be released until Monday, but the summary for policymakers with the key findings was published Friday. It contained few surprises as many of the findings had been leaked in advance. As expected, the IPCC raised its projections of the rise in sea levels to 10-32 inches (26-82 centimeters) by the end of the century. The previous report predicted a rise of 7-23 inches (18-59 centimeters). But it also changed its estimate of how sensitive the climate is to an increase in CO2 concentrations, lowering the lower end of a range given in the previous report. In 2007, the IPCC said that a doubling of CO2 concentrations would likely result in 2-4.5 C (3.6-8.1 F) degrees of warming. This time it restored the lower end of that range to what it was in previous reports, 1.5 C (2.7 F). The IPCC assessments are important because they form the scientific basis of U.N. negotiations on a new climate
deal. Governments are supposed to finish that agreement in 2015, but it's unclear whether they will commit to the emissions cuts that scientists say will be necessary to keep the temperature below a limit at which the worst effects of climate change can be avoided. Using four scenarios with different emissions controls, the report projected that global average temperatures would rise by 0.3 to 4.8 degrees C by the end of the century. That's 0.5-8.6 F. Only the lowest scenario, which was based on major cuts in CO2 emissions and is considered unlikely, came in below the 2-degree C (3.6 F) limit that countries have set as their target in the climate talks to avoid the worst impacts of warming. "This is yet another wakeup call: Those who deny the science or choose excuses over action are playing with fire," U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said in a statement. "Once again, the science grows clearer, the case grows more compelling, and the costs of inaction grow beyond anything that anyone with conscience or common sense should be willing to even contemplate." At this point, emissions keep rising mainly due to rapid growth in China and other emerging economies. They say rich countries should take the lead on emissions cuts because they've pumped carbon into the atmosphere for longer. Climate activists said the report should spur governments to action. "There are few surprises in this report but the increase in the confidence around many observations just validates what we are seeing happening around us," said Samantha Smith, of the World Wildlife Fund.
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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2013 Accept the inevitable with grace and aplomb in the year ahead. Look out for your interests and let your intelligence lead the way. Old talents and skills will help you meet new demands. Rein in your emotions and get your budget under control. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- It won’t be easy dealing with emotional uncertainties. Be careful not to overreact; you may not be able to afford it. A relationship will need an adjustment if it’s going to work. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -Book a trip or engage in something that inspires you. Awaken yourself to the many opportunities for rejuvenation and refreshment that surround you. If you bring passion into your work life, success will result. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- Say what you mean and do what you say. If an endeavor requires physical risk, it would be best to openly disengage from it at the outset. If you commit to something, make sure that you can deliver. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Let the people you care about know what you are up to. Including loved ones in your plans will build strong bonds and help you attain your goals. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- Expect delays and be prepared to find ways around whatever setback you encounter. Being adaptable will help you guard against negativity and complaints. Being passionate will improve your situation. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- Plunge forward with optimism. Engage in events and activities that allow you to show off. Romance is in the stars, and socializing will lead to many new opportunities. ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Don’t share your secrets. It’s best to get everything in order before you present your plans. Emotions will escalate regarding financial and domestic matters. Don’t tolerate a bully.
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TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- It’s a good day to entertain or make special plans. Try something different and explore new places that interest you. Sharing with people you enjoy should take top priority. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- See what’s required at work and set your sights on the end results. Find ways to make your living quarters more entertaining or comfortable, but don’t buy what you cannot afford. CANCER (June 21-July 22) -Enjoy getting out today. Take time to go to your local spa or a place that you find relaxing. Exploring your
surroundings and experimenting with new possibilities will bring good results. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Don’t let anyone bully you into something that you don’t care to do. Pick and choose whom and what you pursue. Keep your personal affairs private and avoid the backlash of a meddler. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- In a business or partnership involvement, size up what’s being offered and counter with something that you think is fair and feasible. You’ll impress someone you care for with your hard-nosed negotiations. Plan a romantic evening.
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