May 14th, 2014
Vern Eleanor Traywick, age 93, of Hot Springs, died Sunday, May 11, 2014.
Dennis Edward Keenan, Sr., age 62 of Malvern, died unexpectedly on Monday morning, May 12, 2014 in the Baptist Health Medical Center in Malvern.
Benny Ray Smith, 76, of Leola died Monday May 12, 2014 at Baptist Medical Center due to complications from lung surgery.
Charles Milton Baker passed away peacefully on May 10, 2014.
Richard â€śRichieâ€ť Duddles, Jr., age 32, of Donaldson passed away on Monday, May 12, 2014 at St. Vincentâ€™s in Hot Springs.
Bobbie Gibbs, 83 of Malvern died Monday, May 12, 2014 in the Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock.
Doug Richard, right, manager of Walmart, recently presented a grant check for $1,000 to Janis West, Hot Spring County Museum director. West said the money will be used to make some much-needed repairs to The Boyle House. The museum is also still accepting recipes for its historical cookbook until May 14. Cookbooks will be ready for sale in September. (Photo submitted)
The Hot Spring County Clerkâ€™s will not be granting same-sex marriage licenses. The class action suit does not apply to Hot Spring County, stated County Attorney Randy Ohm. HSC is still under Amendment 83, which is Arkansasâ€™s constitutional amendment banning same-sex unions. HSC will wait on the Supreme Courtâ€™s decision.
Poll workers (from left) Clarence Wooten, Valerie Helm, Betty Sparks and Molly Wooten were available to help early voters Monday at the Hot Spring County Courthouse. Early voting continues through Friday, 8 am. to 6 p.m. each day and on Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. On Saturday, May 10, 11 people cast ballots. To cast an early ballot, registered voters should visit the basement level of the courthouse. (Photo by Mi Vaughn available on the MDR website)
On May 11, 2014, Heaven opened its gates for a son, Randall Dewayne â€śPopaâ€ť Lewallen, 31, of Malvern.