Archive - Mar 22, 2013
James Curtis Ivy, age 79, of Malvern passed away Friday, March 22, 2013.
Irma Faye Patterson, 78, of Malvern passed away Friday March 22, 2013.
Donna Lee Cogbill, of Hot Springs, passed away Thursday, March 21.
There was a time when small schools dotted the landscape of Arkansas.
I donâ€™t mean small like Ouachita High School, Iâ€™m talking about schools so small that it would take two of them combining to make Ouachita High.
One of those schools is Friendship High School. Back in the 1930s and 1940s, the Bulldogs were a fearsome team.
In 1938, they defeated Hot Springs, Little Rock and North Little Rock in a single season. They may have also defeated Malvern that year.
The debate has been raging for as long as I can remember, with most of the arguing coming from Jonesboro, that the University of Arkansas should play Arkansas State University in football.
I canâ€™t say I am for or against this kind of game.
On one hand it would be kind of fun to see the two big in-state teams play each other.
On the other hand, however, there is no real reason for the game (from the Razorbacksâ€™ standpoint).
For the full column, see Saturday's Malvern Daily Record.
Well that didnâ€™t take long. The early games of the day I was looking like a genius with my picks being on the right side of all the close games.
When I suffered my first loss (Oklahoma State falling to Oregon), I felt I was still in good shape because I didnâ€™t have the Cowboys going any further.
Then the big one happened. To be honest I never saw it coming and since I went to sleep fairly early, I never saw it period.
For the full column, see Friday's Malvern Daily Record.
Army Specialist Jeffrey Adam Sampson, age 21, of Ft. Lewis, Washington State passed away March 16, 2013.
William â€śBillâ€ť Herbert Stoecker, 65, of Benton died Wednesday, March 20, 2013.