Archive - Sep 2012
The Bryant Lady Hornets hosted the Little Rock Fair War Eagles on Thursday night in 7A/6A South conference action and came up with their seventh sweep in eight conference games, with the Benton Lady Panthers being the only team to take conference undefeated Bryant to more than three games. Bryant won 3-0 (25-11, 25-9, 25-9) against Fair at Bryant gym.
â€śIâ€™m proud of the girls,â€ť Bryant Coach Beth Solomon said of her team. â€śWe played better than the last time we played them; as far as not playing down and trying to stay at our level.â€ť
The Alexander City Council called a special meeting late Friday and discussed at length about three items, but one item was tabled and another was dropped.
Mayor Paul Mitchell informed the council that Saline County District Judge Curtis Rickard requested the council to vote on a resolution that would authorize him to hire a court clerk. Rickard also requested the council set the salary for the court clerk position, which Mitchell said had been advertised recently at $9 an hour.
CABOT - The Benton Lady Panther golf team won the 6A South conference and took second in the State on Tuesday and Wednesday at Greystone Country Club in Cabot.
Greenwood took the 6A State Title by shooting a 559 with Benton following with a 579, and Jonesboro (583), Marion (583) and Searcy (587) rounding out the top five.
A car wash fundraiser will be held Saturday at the J.T. Peterson Volunteer Fire Department in Bauxite.
The event will begin at 7 a.m. on the parking lot, located next to Bauxite City Hall on Arkansas 183. The public is invited and firefighters will be among the volunteers washing the vehicles. Donations are accepted.
The money raised will be used for the purchase of lifesaving equipment and training for Bauxite firefighters.
For more information, call Bauxite City Hall at 557-5936 or the J.T. Peterson Volunteer Fire Department at 557-2000.
It is not every day that the average person gets a chance to save lives, but that can be the case on Saturday with Operation Medicine Cabinet VI.
Week 4 of the high school football season was the first clear week from the rain and lightning. After Hurricane Isaac dropped many inches of rain in Week 1 and carried over into Weeks 2 and 3, many games were canceled or called early throughout the state. As for last week, the Saline County area teams did not fare too well. Bryant beat Benton for the seventh straight time in Salt Bowl XIII, 55-21. Glen Rose won big over Harmony Grove, 48-21 and Bauxite and Sheridan fell in their conference openers. The loss for Bauxite marked the 13th straight, dating back to last season.
The Bryant girls golf team accomplished something this season that has never been done in school history â€“ make the second day of the state tournament as a whole team. This past week, the Lady Hornets competed in the 7A state tournament at Conway Country Club and walked away with a second-place conference finish and stalled at fourth in state, missing third by a single stroke.
The Lady Hornets shot a collective 274 on day one, finishing 10 strokes behind the conference champion Fayetteville.
After losing in the finals to Avery, Texas, of a Henderson State University Tournament over the weekend, the Benton Lady Panther volleyball team went to El Dorado to play the Lady Wildcats in 7A/6A South conference action on Tuesday night. Benton swept El Dorado 3-0 (25-15, 25-8, 25-7) to improve to 6-1 in the South and 11-4 overall.
Benton District Court Judge Mike Robinson has sentenced 48-year-old Sheila Blair to two days in jail for violating terms of her parole.
Since 1995, Blair has racked up a total of 10 DWI arrests and a slew of various charges, including endangering the welfare of minor.
In conjunction with Blair's latest arrest by Bryant police on Monday for public intoxication and disorderly conduct, she is scheduled to appear in Bryant District Court on Nov. 7.
Horton's Orthotics and Prosthetics will hold a day of fishing for children with disabilities and their families.
The event is scheduled Saturday, Oct. 20, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Bishop Park pond in Bryant.
The event, called "Wheeling 'em in," is free. Reservations are required, however, and the deadline is Oct. 15.
"There are a lot of programs for children with disabilities, but a lot of times the children with physical disabilities get left out," said Tonya Horton of Horton's Orthotics and Prosthetics.