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— Gravette Lady Lions toppled the Decatur Lady Bulldogs 60-44 in the opening round of the Benton County Tournament last Monday at Siloam Springs.

In second round action the Gentry Lady Pioneers won their matchup 68-38 and finished as runnerup in the tournament action.

In the Decatur contest, according to writer Graham Thomas, “The Lady Lions outscored the Lady Bulldogs 20-7 in the second quarter and took a 33-13 lead at half-time. Gravette seniors Julia Himsl and Morgan Bayley and junior Shelby Newell combined for 48 of the team’s points. They led 40-15 at the end of the third period.”

In action against Gentry, Gravette fell behind 40-20 at half-time and were never able to overcome the deficit.

Newell had 12, Himsl 9, Bayley 7, VanOtterloo 6 and Alsup had 4.

Lions Win

In Boys’ action the Lions defeated Hartford 47-41 in a hard-fought contest. Cody Montee led the Lions with 17 points.

In second round action the Pea Ridge Blackhawks took a 61-31 win from the Lions with a 17-7 run in the second quarter. Gravette was not able to control the Blackhawk defense.

Danielshad12pointsforthe Lions, Hendren 10, O’Brien 3 and Bilderback, Montee and Alexander 2 each.

Census Worker Tests To Be Administered December In Gravette

In preparation for the 2010 Census the United States Census Bureau is hiring local workers and will be testing applicants at the Bank of Gravett Friday, December 18.

The testing will be held at 10 a.m. on that date, according to Dick Conrey, recruiting assistant, who said, “The agency prefers to use local people to conduct the census in their home area.”

The temporary workers will fill positions as census takers, crew leaders, assistants and recruiting assistants.

“Census workers usually work in their own neighborhoods or communities personally interviewing respondents. Assignments can last several weeks,” Conrey explained.

The work can range between 20 and 40 hours a week, often during times when people are home such as evenings or weekends, he added.

Applicants must be at least 18 years old, must bring two forms of identification and will be required to take tests consisting of 28 multiple-choice questions to measure skills and abilities involving census jobs. In most cases a valid driver’s license and use of a vehicle are required for the jobs.

NWACC Expands Classes At Bella Vista Campus College At The Crossing

NorthWest Arkansas Community College has added three credit classes to the spring schedule at its College at the Crossing campus in Bella Vista. The new class additions being offered at CATC this spring semester are Fundamentals of Communication, Principles of Accounting II and College Algebra.

NWACC has expanded its offering of credit classes at CATC to ensure that people who live or work in Bella Vista and the surrounding area have convenient access to general education core or refresher math courses. In addition to location convenience, CATC features smaller class sizes with a maximum of 17 students per class to allow for enhanced student to instructor interaction.

The following classes are being offered in the upcoming Spring 2010 semester, which begins January 19 and runs through May 7:

Fundamentals of Communication, English Composition I, English Composition II, General Psychology, Beginning Algebra, Intermediate Algebra, College Algebra, Principles of Accounting II.

For dates, times or other information contact Jean Anderson, 855-1903.

Prophetic Workshop Scheduled In Bella Vista

NW Arkansas Ministry Center in Bella Vista will conduct a Prophetic Proclamation Workshop with missionary Roy Ralph Saturday, December 12, at 11 a.m.

A prayer workshop for all denominations will follow at 11 a.m. on a weekly basis. For information about the events call 254-9188, said Pat Wright. The Center is located at 2262 Forest Hills Blvd., Bella Vista.

Two Arrested In Jay Area For Possession Of Opium

Two Jay, OK, men were arrested after federal agents in Dallas intercepted a package containing 36 pounds of opium worth more than a million dollars. Its destination was a Colcord address.

The two, identified as Xue Yang and Wang Chong Khang, were charged in Delaware County District Court after they were arrested after picking up the package in Colcord.

News, Pages 11 on 12/09/2009

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