June 20th, 2014
Levi Jones, a 2014 Glen Rose High School graduate, was one of 20 western Arkansas students awarded a $1,000 academic scholarship from Farm Credit of Western Arkansas.
Jones is attending Arkansas Tech University this fall and plans to pursue an Agriculture Education degree. He is the son of John and Tara Jones of Malvern.
â€śWe proudly award this well-deserved scholarship in recognition of Leviâ€™s many academic accomplishments and student leadership,â€ť explains Farm Credit CEO Glen Manchester.
Brickfest is just a week away and things are falling into place, according to Brenda Weldon, music coordinator of the festival. Weldon put to rest rumors about any uncertainties regarding funding for scheduled entertainment. â€śSykes is the presenting sponsor as the biggest donor to the festival,â€ť she said. In addition to monetary donations, Sykes has also provided volunteers who will help with parking and other festival responsibilities, she said.
Resident Engineer Tim Baber (right) of the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department, presents Hot Spring County Judge Bill Scrimshire with a plaque from the Arkansas Asphalt Pavement Association in recognition for quality asphalt paving for two county roads in Region 5, CC Road and Amity Road. Local company Martin Marietta provided the labor and materials for the jobs and the county did the prep work. (Picture by Mi Vaughn available on the MDR website)
Joe Edward Lealie Jr., passed away Saturday, June 14, 2014, in Chicago, Ill.
Autumn Navia Morgan, infant, passed away June 8, 2014 at Saline Memorial Hospital.
MMichael E. Mann, age 65 of Malvern, died Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at St. Vincent in Hot Springs.
Above: Farm Bureau claims adjuster Michael McCrary (center) of Malvern was named the 2014 District Two Adjuster of the Year during the 61st annual Farm Bureau Claims Conference June 5 in Hot Springs. Forrest Fletcher (left), district two claims manager, and John Bonner (right), vice president of claims, presented the award to McCrary. The award is given annually to the adjuster in each of the nine claims districts who shows the most proficient job skills, outstanding leadership, professionalism and dedication during the previous year. (Photo submitted)
Malvern Superintendent Brian Golden, back center, recently recognized the May Students of the Month at the school board meeting. Students recognized include Cheyenne McWhirter (kindergarten), Dustin Farber (first grade), Fatima Flores (second grade), Briana Crews (third grade), Ben Capes (fourth grade), Anthony Beard (fifth grade), Piper Bailey (sixth grade), Laura Beth Russell (seventh grade), Will Smith (eighth grade), Christian Morgan (ninth grade), Katelyn Kratz (10th grade), Sebastian Romero (11th grade) and Maya McGhee (12th grade). (Photo submitted)
On Monday morning, Animal Control Officer Darren Finley helped the Malvern Police Department remove a bear from a tree on Earnest Street. Finley stated, â€śIt was about 180 pounds, a 2-year-old black bear.â€ť Finley said they used sedation and a rope system to get the bear out of the tree. Generally, he said, black bears are fairly docile. â€śTo me they are not a danger as long as you donâ€™t get in between mama and cubs,â€ť Finley added.
For the rest of the story pick up a copy of today's MDR. Tuesday June 17.
Doris English (from left), Betty Parker and Margaret Lawrence put the finishing touches on dishes to be served at the Senior Center Card Tournament held at the Malvern Country Club on Saturday. (Photo by Ronna Pennington)