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April 23rd, 2014

Hamilton tosses no-no; Cardinals walk off on Fountain Lake

April 23, 2014

HASKELL — The Harmony Grove Cardinals’ pitching has been really good and then not so much throughout the 2014 season. Winners of 10 games coming into Monday’s damp tilt with Fountain Lake, the Cardinals strolled away with their chins high and much-needed momentum, winning on a walk-off RBI single from Logan Clay to win 1-0.

April 22nd

Patricia Ann Estes

April 22, 2014

Patricia Ann Estes, 56, of Benton passed away Monday, April 21, 2014.
She was born Dec. 25, 1957, in Little Rock to the late Ervin and Ruth Jackson Moore.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a great-grandchild, Zene Griffin.

Jimmy Winbury

April 22, 2014

Jimmy Winbury, age 74, of East End was born Sept. 6, 1939, in Saline County.  He joyously entered his heavenly home Saturday, April 19, 2014, at St. Vincent Infirmary Medical Center, leaving much love but sadness to all who loved him. 
Jimmy had a tremendous love of the outdoors. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and was a member of Potter Creek Hunting Club.  He was retired from AMF Cycle Co. and Coca-Cola Bottling Co. 
Jimmy was preceded in death by his parents, Othel and Virginia Winbury; and two sisters, Betty and Hazel Eaton.

Donnie Lee (Watts) Dowden

April 22, 2014

Donnie Lee (Watts) Dowden, one of Bryant’s oldest longtime residents, passed away peacefully, Saturday, April 12, 2014 at the age of 93.  Donnie was preceded in death by her husband, Russell H. Dowden, Sr., her parents, Austin J. Watts, and Ura Irene Watts of Bryant.  Also, preceding Mrs. Dowden were sisters Mary Schwaller, Opal Rogers and Winnie Lansdown.  Born in Bryant, Arkansas, on March 27, 1921, Mrs. Dowden is survived by her three children, Russell H. Dowden, Jr. of New Palestine, Indiana, Danny L. Dowden of Manchester, Tennessee, and Donna D.

James Edward "Ed" Krebs

April 22, 2014

James Edward "Ed" Krebs, 90, of Haskell passed away on April 18, 2014.  Born March 25, 1924 in Portland, Oregon, to Charles and Jewell (Watts) Krebs, Ed leaves behind his wife of 68 years, Faye Anita (Callahan) Krebs, son James Michael "Mike" Krebs (Sandy) of Haskell, four grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and many other loved ones. He was preceded in death by his parents, step-father Ambrose Wise, older brother Alvin, and oldest son Gerald Edward “Jerry” Krebs.

Marie B. Collins

April 22, 2014

Marie B. Collins, 90, of Bryant, Ark., took her last breath on earth and her next breath in heaven on Wednesday, April 16, 2014.
Marie retired from Baptist Medical Center following many years of service as a surgical nurse.
Unlike most people, she had two green thumbs. Forever "39," she especially enjoyed ballroom dancing until she could dance only in her heart.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, George E. Collins Sr.; one daughter, Susan Collins Smith; and one son, James Edward Collins.

Marion Oneida Shelnut

April 22, 2014

Marion Oneida Shelnut, age 89, of Mt. Juliet, Tenn., died April 16, 2014.
Mrs. Shelnut was a member of Center Chapel Church of Christ and a member of the Women's Business Association in the state of Arkansas. She worked at Arkansas State Hospital as a hairdresser and owned The Busy Bee Beauty Shop in Benton.
After retiring, she volunteered at the senior adult center in Benton before moving to Mt. Juliet in 2002.
Mrs. Shelnut was the daughter of the late Emmett Johnson and Mary Coats Johnson.

April 21st

Name released in Monday fatality accident

April 21, 2014

According to Arkansas State Police, Stephen Colebank, 64, of Bryant was killed in a single-vehicle accident near the 115 mile marker of Interstate 30 in Benton on Monday. More information will be available in Tuesday's issue of The Saline Courier.

April 18th

Bryant's Chris Madison, two others, at Boston Marathon with a chance to finally finish

April 18, 2014

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Just one tiny misstep at mile 15 of the Boston Marathon last spring ruined any chance of amputee runner Jeff Glasbrenner breaking four hours.
He stumbled over a pothole, opening a cut where his running blade attached below his right knee. Glasbrenner cursed his luck as he stopped every mile to clean the wound.
That bump in the road just may have kept the 41-year-old from being in the midst of the chaos. He was three blocks from the finish when the marathon was halted by the two bomb explosions.
"A pothole," Glasbrenner said, "just may have saved me."

Avalanche sweeps down Everest, killing at least 12

April 18, 2014

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving four missing in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak. Several more were injured.

The Sherpa guides had gone early in the morning to fix ropes for other climbers when the avalanche hit them at about 6:30 a.m., Nepal Tourism Ministry official Krishna Lamsal said from the base camp where he is monitoring rescue efforts.

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