November 14th, 2014
Rubik's cube, green plastic soldiers, and bubbles in Toy Hall of Fame
There are three favorites that are still getting a little playtime as new inductees into the National Toy Hall of Fame in Rochester, New York.
The Arkansas Economic Development Commission (AEDC) met in Malvern to hold their monthly meeting on Thursday, Nov. 13 at the chamber of commerce community room. They toured Flakeboard and Primelime on Wednesday, Nov. 12, and that night they gathered at Family Farm for a dinner with members of the community and elected officials. Musician Roy Hale was the entertainment for the 50 plus guests.
The HSC Quorum Court voted unanimously Thursday, Nov. 13, to adopt an ordinance making it illegal to house female prisoners in the county jail. The ordinance went on to declare that it would be considered a "malfeasance of office" if women prisoners were housed in the county facility. Sheriff Ed Hollingsworth reported that there were four females housed in the facility on Thursday.
See the Friday, Nov. 14 Malvern Daily Record for the full story.
Della J. Stanley, age 71, of Damascus, Arkansas, and formerly of Malvern, died Wednesday, November 12, 2014 in Conway, Arkansas. She was born on May 28, 1943 in Fenter, Arkansas to the late Frederick Luther Lingelbach and Mabel Maybell Nichols Lingelbach.
Della Stanley, age 71, of Damascus, Arkansas, and formerly of Malvern, died Wednesday, November 12, 2014 in Conway, Arkansas.
I am a huge fan of the game of football, but when you get to the root of things, I am truly a basketball fan at heart.
Maybe it is because my high school didnâ€™t have football when I was a student â€” and seeing them host a playoff game this week is rather surreal to me.
Growing up, it was all about basketball. I was on the kindergarten team in Wheeling, Mo. before my family moved back to Arkansas.
When we got here, I played basketball whenever I could and joined the peewee team in fourth grade.
On Friday, Nov. 7, Ouachita High School celebrated homecoming in style, with both of its senior high basketball teams picking up victories over Abundant Life.
In the senior girlsâ€™ game, the Lady Warriors cruised to a 52-15 victory.
Ouachita leaped ahead 20-8 in the first quarter and increased that lead to 31-14 by halftime.
The Lady Owls of Abundant Life were held to just one point in the second half by the suffocating Ouachita defense.
Amanda Weldon paced the Lady Warriors with 17 points, including three 3-pointers.
Itâ€™s that time again â€” the 88th meeting of the Battle of the Ravine is set for Saturday, Nov. 15 and both the No. 9 Ouachita Baptist Tigers (9-0) and the No. 14 Henderson State Reddies (8-1) come into the game riding momentum from their wins on Saturday, Nov. 8.
The Tigers trounced the Boll Weevils from the University of Arkansas at Monticello by the score of 47-10 to clinch a share of the Great American Conference championship.
The game was decided in the first half as the Tigers tallied 283 yards and 44 points on offense while allowing just 84 yards to the Boll Weevils.
For the last few years, there has been a saying in the 2A Classification â€” the state championship runs through Junction City.
The Dragons (8-0) are the two-time defending state champions and have won four titles since 2008. Currently, Junction City is riding a 35-game winning streak and will be a problem for any team with aspirations on a deep trip in the playoffs in the upper part of the bracket.
Two teams from this area â€” the Poyen Indians and the Magnet Cove Panthers â€” will look to make their own marks in this yearâ€™s field of 30 teams.
For the last nine years, there has been a staple in the Class 3A playoffs that is missing this year â€” the Glen Rose Beavers. The Beaversâ€™ loss on Friday night knocked them out of contention for the playoffs for the first time since 2005 â€” two years before their state championship.
Hot Spring County will still be represented in this yearâ€™s 3A playoffs by the Bismarck Lions, who are making their first trip back to the postseason since 2012 (when they went to back-to-back playoffs).