April 4th, 2014
Robert J. Krejci, 89, of Benton died Wednesday, March 26, 2014.
He was born Jan. 29, 1925 in Los Angeles, Calif., to the late Frank J. and Louise Hayes Krejci and was a member of First United Methodist Church of Benton.Â
Mr. Krejci served his country as a member of Co. A 596th Signal Aircraft Warning Battalion of the Army Air Force during World War II.Â
Later, he worked as a plant manager in a medical equipment company, as a technician in an electric motor company, and was co-owner of Coleman Pipe Organs. He was a member of the American Theater Organ Society.
On March 28, 2014, Doyle Covington, father of three, left us at the age of 75 to be with God.
Doyle was born April 19, 1938, He was preceded in death by his brother, Clyde Covington of Prescott, and by his sister, Sylvia Turner of Conroe, Texas.
He is survived by his two sisters, Joyce Campbell of Bryant and Faye Preston of Prescott.
Doyle celebrated his 52nd wedding anniversary with wife Peggy in February of this year.
Gracie Zell Farnam, 91, of Bryant passed away Saturday March 29, 2014.
She was born Dec. 3, 1922, in Russellville.
Gracie was a homemaker and a member of Abundant Life Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Bonnie Elroy Rollans and Luvenna May McGuffey Rollans; her husband, Oscar Farnam Sr; a daughter, Betty Brown; and a grandson, Derwin â€śBubâ€ť Farnam.
BENTON â€“ Former Benton Lady Panthers senior forward Allison Reynolds was named to the 6A All-State Tournament Team, but the fact that Benton finished runner-up in the 6A South Conference to El Dorado, only two, not three, Lady Panthers were recognized as all state.
Voted by the 6A South coaches, junior guard Braxton Chumley and junior forward Braylee Landreth got the two spots for Benton, but Reynolds was voted by the conference coaches as a top player in the state.
BENTON â€“ The Benton Panthers were down early, but came back to defeat rival Sheridan Yellowjackets 6-2 in 7A/6A South Conference action on Friday at Panthers Field. Sophomore lefty Chase Nix threw five shutout innings of hitless relief to earn the win.
â€śI was real proud of our pitching,â€ť Benton Coach Mark Balisterri said. â€śBrian (Krikorian) was struggling as far as throwing strikes. They hit it hard a couple times. I feel like we could have stuck with him and been OK, but his pitch count was up for two innings for him and we didnâ€™t want to burn both our starters on Tuesday.
HASKELL -- After beginning spring break 2014 with a sour taste in its mouth following a 16-2 defeat to Arkadelphia, Harmony Grove bounced back with a statement win over Lafayette County on Saturday, 13-3. To the tune of 10 hits, 13 runs and 11 stolen bases, the Cardinals got back on track just in time for their 5-3A conference opener today at Glen Rose.
â€śIt feels good to have a win,â€ť Head Coach Brandon Mynhier said. â€śWe didnâ€™t think we were going to get to play after all the bad weather so it was good to come back after having a lot of time off and score some runs and hit the ball and win.â€ť
TAMPA, Fla. â€“ The Bryant Hornets defeated Rockford, Ill., on Friday morning 10-1 to sweep the Tampa Spring Training Tournament. The Hornetsâ€™ varsity and junior varsity went a combined 8-0 in the tournament.
Junior Jason Hastings started for Bryant on Friday and pitched five innings of one-run ball, which Rockford scored on a squeeze bunt.
The undefeated record was just a bonus as the Hornets played a lot of baseball and gained much-needed experience going into 7A/6A South Conference season when the team returns to face J.A. Fair on Tuesday.
Nancy Flo Bylander Whitley, 82, of Benton passed away Friday, March 28, 2014.
Nancy Whitley excelled in all areas of life and will be remembered for her compassionate spirit, unfaltering determination, and joyful outlook. She was born June 2, 1931, in Little Rock.Â
She was preceded in death by her father, Edger G. Bylander; her mother, Faye Dallas; her stepfather, Lonnie Dallas; and one grandson, Matthew Whitley.
Benton School District's selection for an "In View Series" hosted by Larry King television broadcast has been confirmed by school district officials. The show's executive producer informed Superintendent Jeff Collum that Benton has been selected as one of the top districts in the nation and will be featured as one of the schools "leading learners into the 21st Century."
Because of a recent accident, the traffic signal at the intersection of Mills Park and Highway 183 will be operating on a flashing red light until repairs are completed.
A new panel box will need to be constructed which could take several days, said Dana Poindexter, assistant to the mayor.
"We are asking that everyone use extreme caution in this area," she said.
This intersection will be considered a four-way stop and requires all drivers to make a complete stop before proceeding through.