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October 23rd, 2014

Graycee Ann Summers

October 23, 2014

Graycee Ann Summers, 2-month-old daughter of Michael Summers and Shannon Edens, passed away Oct. 20, 2014. She was born Aug. 5, 2014 in Little Rock.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by a sister, Bailey Holt of Benton; and her grandparents, Donna Williams of Benton, Tony Edens of Little Rock, and Robert and Dianne Summers of Benton.
A graveside service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at Pinecrest Memorial Park with Brother Larry Ballard officiating.
Ashby Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements..

Voters to elect new sheriff in Saline County

October 23, 2014

Cleve Barfield, who has served as Saline County sheriff since August 2013, will be leaving the office at the end of the calendar year. Barfield was selected as sheriff following the retirement of Bruce Pennington, who left the position following an arrest for public intoxication.

On Nov. 4, county residents will select a new sheriff by choosing between Republican Rodney Wright and Democrat Rodney Goshien.

October 22nd

RECORD SETTER: Jr. Lady Panthers a perfect 9-0

October 22, 2014

BENTON — It didn’t start well for the Benton Lady Panther ninth-grade team, but it came up victorious over Cabot South for a school-record 9-0 Central Arkansas Junior High Conference mark and finished the regular season 25-3 before the conference tournament on Saturday in Russellville.

The Jr. Lady Panthers were down 12-5 in the first set before coming back to win 26-24, and won the second game easily 25-11 for the match and the No. 1 seed in the tournament.

Shooper Duper

October 22, 2014

MAGNOLIA – Benton Junior High volleyball Coach Michelle Shoppach, or otherwise known as “Coach Shoop”, was inducted into the Southern Arkansas University Hall of Fame on Friday in the Grand Hall of the Donald W. Reynolds Campus and Community Center at SAU. A Benton native, Shoppach coached the SAU Lady Mulerider program from 1990 to 1997 and led it to a 157-88 record in her time there.

The 157 wins ranks her second all-time among SAU volleyball coaches, and four of her teams won over 20 matches in a season. Shoppach led the Lady Muleriders to a 32-11 record in 1994.

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