West Central Arkansas Planning & Development District (WCAPDD) Executive Director Dwayne Pratt, left, and Sen. Alan Clark, right, present a check for $10,000 to Jeff Short and Will Childers with the Ouachita River Park Commission. The grant will be used to improve the Ouachita River Whitewater Park area. (Photo by Gretchen Ritchey available on the MDR website)
Librarian Shannon Hobbs, left, is ready to help students and their family members who attended Malvern Elementary Schoolâ€™s recent book fair. The book fair offered buy-one-get-one-free offers that ensure students will have plenty of enjoyable reading to do over the summer break. (Photo by Mi Vaughn available on the MDR website)
Cleofis Mitchell, age 88, died Saturday, May 24, 2014 in Mercy Hospital Hot Springs, Arkansas.