LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) â€” Drivers can expect to see a lane closure on Interstate 40 in Lonoke County this week as crews do overhead sign work.
The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department says the eastbound, outside lane of Interstate 40 will be closed temporarily near the Highway 15 exit onto Remington Road.
The closures will last from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday. Traffic will be controlled using cones and warning signs.
The Malvern Daily Record's annual pet calendars have arrived. For the cost of $10 each, they make great Christmas gifts for the pet-lover on your holiday list.
Drop by the MDR office at 219 Locust Street in Malvern during regular office hours, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to buy your calendar.
With another successful Community Thanksgiving meal in the past, John Allan Funk is looking for volunteers to do the same for the annual Community Christmas. The Christmas meal is in its fifth year and, like the community-wide Thanksgiving event, is hosted as an outreach activity by Malvern's First United Methodist Church.
The Christmas meal is served on Christmas Day, from noon to 2 p.m., Funk said. "Starting at noon gives our volunteers a little more time with their own families that morning," he said.
More on this story in Tuesday, Dec. 17 MDR!
ON THE FRONT â€” Community Christmas Meal slated
The Glen Rose Beaversâ€™ game against the Smackover Buckaroos in the semfinal round of the Class 3A playoffs was played in what many would call ideal football weather.
The temperature was low and there was constant precipitation throughout the game.
But as it was said by many Glen Rose fans, â€śBeavers love water.â€ť
The Beavers (13-1), despite playing away from home (at Sykes Stadium on the campus of Benton Harmony Grove High School) for the second straight game, proved that to be the case as they dominated the Buckaroos (12-2) by the score of 54-24 on Friday night.
Kathrine â€śKayâ€ť Hobbs Ross, 79, of Malvern passed away on Saturday December 14, 2013.
Over the summer, the Malvern Little League sent a team to the regionals of the Little League World Series in Waco, Texas.
The Malvern All-Stars had a good showing in the event, finishing second, and were even featured on ESPN2.
In addition to having a chance to see some of the best teams in the country, the Malvern Little League players and fans got to play on championship-caliber fields, which is something they couldnâ€™t say before the trip.
Looking over the list of bowls this season, I just have to shake my head at the vast majority of them.
There was a time when the names of the bowl games made sense.
The Peach Bowl was held in Atlanta, because the state was known for the fruit. The winning team got a trophy that looked like a bowl full of peaches. Imagine that.
Then the sponsorships came in and the Peach Bowl shared its name with its corporate partner before that partner decided the game should be named after the company and the company only.
Ronald E. â€śRonnieâ€ť Ledbetter, age 59, of Malvern passed away December 14, 2013.
Thomas N. Crumby, age 83, of Malvern passed away Sunday, December 15, 2013 at his home.