April 30th, 2013
James â€śJimâ€ť Turner 63 of Benton passed away on April 27, 2013 with his family by his side.
Barbara â€śBobbieâ€ť Sparks Bailey, born June 18, 1949, from Malvern, AR
Bob Smith taught accounting and math at Ouachita Technical College (now College Of The Ouachitas) from 1988 until 2000. Donâ€™t worry about Smith staying busy in retirement. He has already published one book and has another ready for the press.
Smith, now living in Hot Springs Village, has written a book that he says is a â€śmystery, science fiction novel.â€ť
(Pick up a copy of Tuesday, April 30 MDR for full story)
Charles Thomas "Tommy" Steuart, of Benton, formerly of Hot Springs, passed away peacefully on April 25, 2013.
The Magnet Cove Junior High and High School track teams have been a force to be reckoned with all year long.
They proved that at the district track meet this week with the Lady Panthers and Junior Lady Panthers taking home first place and the Panthers and Junior Panthers garnering runners-up status.
The Magnet Cove Junior High Lady Panthers track team won their district championship with a total of 228 points, well ahead of second-place Englandâ€™s 89 points.
The 4X800-meter relay team of Katie Dorsey, Lyndsey Hamby, Paiton Scrivner and Abby Holland finished first with a time of 11:33.42.
Two local teams played their first games of the district tournament season yesterday, with both moving on to the next round.
In baseball, the Poyen Indians dug themselves out of a 2-0 first-inning hole to earn an 11-2 win over Mount Ida, while the Glen Rose softball team made short work of E-Stem 11-1 yesterday.
Those two wins set up a big day of baseball and softball today as the district tournaments roll on.
There are few things on the planet that I enjoy more than bringing all of you the latest local sports scores and stories.
But this time of year it can be especially hard to make sure that everyone gets their information into the newspaper.
With spring sports alone, I am covering 15 different leagues (high school baseball/softball/soccer, several Little Leagues, youth softball and T-ball) that include roughly 103 teams.
That means Iâ€™m out every night taking pictures of games throughout the county. But for the most part, I canâ€™t get to everyone.
Robert L. (Bobby) Davidson, 58, of Malvern passed away Sunday April 21, 2013.
Connie Kirk, age 34, of Malvern passed away Saturday, April 6, 2013 at her home.
Earnest Brown, Jr., age 73, of Malvern, passed away Saturday, April 20, 2013