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June 4th, 2012

Cheryl Annette Callahan

June 4, 2012

Cheryl Annette Callahan, 56, of Bryant, passed away May 30.  She was born August 8, 1955 in Pasadena, Texas to the late Granville (Buddy) and Bobbie Benedict Callahan.  Cheryl was of the Baptist faith, worked as a Dental Assistant and enjoyed coordinating the Tuesday night dances at the Benton Senior Adult Center.
She is survived by her son, Jason Domerese of Bryant, brother, Wayne Callahan and wife, Diane of Rogers, sister Linda Verwiebe and husband, Andy of Clarksville, grandson, Dane Domerese of Bryant.

Rogie Dale "Ducky" Garrett

June 4, 2012

Rogie Dale "Ducky" Garrett, 51, of Paron, passed away May 30.  He was born July 11, 1960 in Benton to Rogie and Pat Garrett.  Rogie loved to hunt and fish and will be missed by all.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Gerald Garrett.
He is survived by his sons, Clint Garrett and wife, Kelli of Benton, Chad Garrett of Paron, parents, Rogie Garrett of Paron and Pat Garrett of Benton, sister, Leassie Isom of Paron, grandchildren, Cami, Cantrell and Cole Garrett.

Dick Calvert

June 4, 2012

Dick Calvert, 66, of Benton, passed away on Friday, June 1.  He was born August 21, 1945 in Pine Bluff.  Dick served as a State Farm agent in Saline County for 38 years.  He wanted to express his gratitude to all of his policy holders and customers for their loyalty and friendship over the years.  Dick was a member of the President’s Club, Chairman Circle and Bronze Tablet.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with family and friends.  Dick was a member of First United Methodist Church in Bryant. 

William Robert Reaves

June 4, 2012

William Robert Reaves, 66 of Bryant went home to be with the Lord on Monday, May 28, with his family by his side. He was born on March 9, 1946 to the late, William and Roxie Reaves in Ferda. Robert enjoyed hunting, fishing, singing and camping. He was a song writer and played the upright bass. Robert was a member of Lighthouse Church of Benton. He was a dedicated husband, father and grandfather.
He is preceded in death by his parents; brother-in-law, Roger Dale Sims; two nephews, Darrell Cullipher and Jon Jon Higgins and a very special friend, Pearl Fields.

June 1st

Alexander mayor's father-in-law faces 236 counts of child pornography

June 1, 2012

An Alexander man arrested early Wednesday for allegedly having hundreds of images of child pornography told authorities that his son-in-law is the city's mayor.
John Darrell Green, 69, faces 236 counts of possessing child pornography and one count of attempting to influence a public official. During his arrest, Green told officers that his son-in-law is Mayor Paul Mitchell.

May 31st

Linda Annmarie White

May 31, 2012

Linda Annmarie White, 63, of Benton passed away Sunday, May 27.
Linda was born Feb. 10, 1949, in Little Rock, to the late Sylvester and Jewel Haire. .
Mrs. White never met a stranger; she was a very loving and giving person. She attended Mt. Zion Baptist Church when she was able. Linda and her husband enjoyed helping feed those persons in need.
She was preceded in death by several siblings.
Linda is survived by her husband of 20 years, Jimmy D. White of Benton; stepchildren Jimmy, Jr., Kenneth, Angela, Daman, and Traciel; and many grandchildren.

May 30th

Benton Parks Commission Outlines Audit Investigation

May 30, 2012

The Benton Parks Commission has compiled a list of specific areas into which the group wants local accounting firm Yoakum, Lovell and Co. to investigate.
The audit was approved by the commission in April following a review of concession stand cash transactions handled by the Benton Parks Department at Tyndall Park in 2011.
The review, conducted by the city of Benton Finance Manager Karen Scott, revealed a lack of documents such as receipts and invoices to track transactions from the fund.

From Tupelo, Miss., to the Royal Theatre, Elvis tribute artist to be back in Benton

May 30, 2012

Award-winning Elvis Tribute Artist and entertainer Tony Witt will be returning soon to the stage of the Royal Theatre in Benton.
A concert by Witt is scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday, June 9. Doors will open at 6 p.m., with the show beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door and may be purchased by calling KingSized Entertainment at 501-952-6005 or by visiting www.tonywitt.com.

Catcher wows with big numbers

May 30, 2012

BENTON – Senior Benton Panthers catcher Matthew Krikorian may not be the biggest guy on the field, but his size didn’t stop him from posting big numbers this past season. Krikorian signed a letter of intent to play baseball for the University of Central Arkansas (Conway) on Tuesday night at Holland Chapel Baptist Church Life Center in front of friends and family before the Panthers announced their postseason awards.

Aiden Michael Lambert

May 30, 2012

Aiden Michael Lambert, 8, of Glen Rose passed away Monday, May 28.
He was born Sept. 22, 2003, in Little Rock, the son of Jason Vinyard and Lauren Lambert.
Aiden had just completed the second grade at Glen Rose Elementary School.  He was a member of the Benton Baseball Association, Mt. Zion AWANA and attended Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church.  Aiden enjoyed fishing with his brother and being on the farm.
He was preceded in death by his great-grandparents, Dewey and Margaret Lambert and great-great-grandfather, Buster Cheatham.

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