Archive - Jul 2013 - News Article
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) â€” A Little Rock water park closed this week after health officials said the facility was likely the source of a rare and often deadly brain infection, the Arkansas Department of Health said Friday.
ARKADELPHIA, Ark. (AP) â€” Arkadelphia city officials are poised to open the DeSoto Bluff Trail, using funds from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.
The dedication and ribbon-cutting will be next Tuesday at 10 a.m. in Arkadelphia.
The 2.5-mile hiking trail winds through a secluded natural area and ends at DeSoto Bluff, which is named for explorer Hernando de Soto, who searched the area for gold. The Game and Fish Commission's Wildlife Observation Trails Pilot Program provided $80,125.
Interpretive signs have been erected along the trail to point out wildlife.
It was 1991. New to town, there were plenty of questions that needed to be answered. So I asked.
â€śWhat is Malvern named for?â€ť
That was the first question I had. Almost nobody had an answer. Turns out the only theory I had was it was named after a town in West Virginia.
Another question took years to answer. Malvern High Schoolâ€™s football field is named Claude Mann Stadium.
â€śWho is Claude Mann?â€ť
For the full story, see Friday's Malvern Daily Record.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) â€” Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel is warning about two phone scams going on in the state.
McDaniel says his office has received a number of reports that people claiming to be with credit card companies or the government are trying to obtain credit card or bank numbers.
McDaniel says one scam involves a person alleging to be with a credit card company and saying the would-be victim's credit cards are locked and that their credit numbers are needed to unlock the cards. He says credit card companies would already know the customers' card number.
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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) â€” The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality is reviewing a plan to deal with a degreasing solvent that was detected in groundwater at a recently shuttered Whirlpool plant in Fort Smith.
An environmental consulting firm submitted a final remedy work plan to the state environmental agency this week on behalf of Benton Harbor, Mich.-based Whirlpool Corp.
The plan, which calls for chemical oxidant injections and continued monitoring, comes decades after Whirlpool ceased using trichloroethylene, or TCE, at the Fort Smith site.
Thursday morning Hot Spring County Judge Bill Scrimshire said he would probably know by Friday if he would issue a burn ban for the county. After Thursday's thunderstorms moved through, that decision became easier.
â€śI talked to people and everybody I talked to said they got some rain at their house,â€ť Scrimshire said Friday. â€śI just wish we hadn't got some storms. It really downed some trees.â€ť
Scrimshire said he hadn't heard much about damage around the county but a billboard on his property was damaged.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) â€” State highway officials are updating lawmakers on the road projects that will be funded with a half-cent sales tax that took effect this month.
Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department Director Scott Bennett is scheduled to appear Thursday before a legislative committee to talk about the new road projects. Voters last year approved the tax, which will raise about $1.8 billion during the next decade for the state's highway needs. The half-cent tax increase is set to expire by 2023.
â€śDifference Makers:â€ť Nominate and surprise someone who makes a difference in our community or in your life. We secretly interview family, friends and/or coworkers. Please provide names and numbers or emails of contacts.
â€śWhere Are They Now:â€ť Let us know about someone who has either moved away and is successful in their field or has moved here and had a successful past.
Kristyn Sheets, the agricultural education and FFA teacher at Magnet Cove, is teaching more than farming and ranching. Sheets is teaching self-sufficiency and community service.
â€śHunger doesnâ€™t take the summer off so neither are members from the Magnet Cove FFA Chapter,â€ť said Sheets.
For the full story, see Thursday's Malvern Daily Record.