Baux­ite hon­ors new­est in­ductees

The Saline Courier Weekend - - LIVING - By Gin­ger English

The 14th an­nual Baux­ite Hall of Fame in­duc­tion cer­e­mony and ban­quet was held at the Baux­ite Com­mu­nity Hall on Nov. 2.

Since its in­cep­tion in 2006, and in­clud­ing the 2019 in­ductees, 117 in­di­vid­u­als and eight ath­letic teams have been hon­ored. The Hall of Fame ban­quet has be­come the an­nual so­cial event of the year for this small com­mu­nity.

Dr. Bob Carlisle, pres­i­dent of the Baux­ite Hall of Fame Com­mit­tee, wel­comed hon­orees and guests who filled the din­ing hall. Carlisle re­lin­quished em­cee du­ties to Glynn Mccal­lis­ter. Mccal­lis­ter, known as “the voice of the Min­ers,” read a brief synopsis of each in­ductee be­fore pre­sent­ing them with a com­men­su­rate plaque.

In­di­vid­u­als se­lected for the 2019 Wall of Honor Dis­tin­guished Alumni Awards were Mitch Tull and Ran­dolph Bell. Tull gave an over­view of his life­time achieve­ments in the phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal field. Mccal­lis­ter ac­cepted the award for Bell in his ab­sence. Paul E. Kim­brough was se­lected to re­ceive the Wall of Honor Ex­em­plary Ser­vice Award, which was ac­cepted by his son, Paul Kim­brough, Jr in mem­ory of his late fa­ther.

The 2019 Baux­ite Hall of Fame in­ductees in­cluded Shane Oliver, Hu­bert Spann, Corey Brown Combs, Harry Mcder­mott and the 1995 BHS Soft­ball Team. Coaches of the

1995 soft­ball team, Paula Davis Fitzhugh and Susie Sim­mons, high­lighted the evening with un­re­hearsed, hu­mor­ous sto­ries of mem­o­rable events of their first year of soft­ball at Baux­ite High School.

Memo­ri­als hon­or­ing

John Gard­ner and Glenn P. Brooks were promi­nently dis­played. Gard­ner and Brooks, both who re­cently passed away, were ded­i­cated mem­bers of the Baux­ite Old Timers and the Baux­ite Hall of Fame Com­mit­tee.

The buffet din­ner served to the 145 guests was catered by River­side Gro­cery and Ca­ter­ing of Ben­ton.

GIN­GER ENGLISH/SPE­CIAL to The Sa­line Courier

2019 Baux­ite Hall of Fame in­ductees, from left, in the front row, are Mitch Tull, Hu­bert Spann, Kristy Gen­try Byrd, Sharissa Oliver Fer­rell, Amy Or­rell Young and Corey Brown Combs; mid­dle row, Brandi Cas­teel Mcdade, Wendi Kitchens Sams, Sara Raschke, Char­ish Schroeder Wal­lace and Jana Olles; back row, Paul Kim­brough, Ron­nie Stuckey, Tim Bear­den, Susie Sim­mons, Paula Davis Fitzhugh Shane Oliver.

GIN­GER ENGLISH/SPE­CIAL to The Sa­line Courier

Baux­ite Hall of Fame in­ductee Corey Brown Combs scored more than 1,000 points dur­ing her bas­ket­ball ca­reer at Baux­ite High School.

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