October 22nd, 2014
MAGNOLIA â€“ Benton Junior High volleyball Coach Michelle Shoppach, or otherwise known as â€śCoach Shoopâ€ť, 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.
WASHINGTON â€” In a charmed life of newspapering, Ben Bradlee seemed always to be in just the right place.
The raspy-voiced, hard-charging editor who invigorated The Washington Post got an early break as a journalist thanks to his friendship with one president, John F. Kennedy, and became famous for his role in toppling another, Richard Nixon, in the Watergate scandal.
Bradlee died at home Tuesday of natural causes, the Post reported. He was 93.
Bob Barnes, 77, of Haskell passed away Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, at McClellan Veterans Administration Hospital in Little Rock.
He was born Feb. 7, 1937 in Cushman to the late Charles Floyd and Wilma L. (Fulbright) Barnes. He was a tool and die maker with Orbit Valve for 32 years, was of the Pentecostal faith, and served in the U.S. Army. Mr. Barnes loved reading, gardening, camping, fishing, hunting, and garage sales to add to his junk collection. He dearly loved his grandkids.