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July 18th, 2014
Video 1: Raw: Debris From Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 (AP)
LITTLE ROCK â€” In honor of Baptist Healthâ€™s former CEO and President Russ Harringtonâ€™s retirement after 40 years of service to Baptist Health, the Board of Directors renamed the Little Rock hospital campus the Russell D. Harrington, Jr. Campus.
New signage located at the front entrance of the campus as you enter and exit the interstate was unveiled recently. More than 325 employees, friends, and family made a monetary donation to Baptist Health Foundation and a keepsake book with their names was presented to Harrington at System Update on the same day as the unveiling.
Firefighters work to douse debris on fire after a Malaysian jet was shot down in Ukraine. Officials say the plane was carrying 295 people.
Little Rock â€” Ouida Newton, a math teacher with the Poyen Public Schools, has been named as the 2014 Arkansas Rural Teacher of the Year by the by the Arkansas Rural Education Association and the Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas, who sponsor the annual award.
A resident of Leola, she holds a Bachelor of Science degree in education from Henderson State University and a Master of library and informational science degree from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She has taught at the Poyen Public Schools since 1979.
Number 23, Tyson Cooper, bats for the Malvern Little League All-Stars Friday night against White Hall. Malvern lost 10-0, but bounced back Sunday afternoon with a 23-7 win over Corning. The team plays today at 6 p.m. at the Arkadelphia Youth Sports Complex as they take on Corning.
Rockport voters passed their bond issue in the Tuesday, July 8 election. The final vote was 74-44.
The Science Club was held at the Malvern/Hot Spring County Library Thursday, June 26 and they made Oobleck. Matthew Taber (standing) gave the kids a lesson in fluid dynamics and explained the basic states of matter and their physical properties. Oobleck is a non-Newtonian fluid. It acts like a liquid when being poured, but like a solid when a force is acting on it. It is made out of a mixture of corn starch and water. Oobleck gets its name from the Dr. Seuss book Bartholomew and the Oobleck. (Photo by Mi Vaughn available on MDR website)
The Magnet Cove School District recently received a grant for $20,000 from West Central Arkansas Planning and Development District (WCAPDD). The grant will assist the Magnet Cove School District with renovations of the baseball field and purchase new equipment. The WCAPDD General Improvement Fund grant program is to provide funding for community and economic development projects within a 10-county service area. Rep. David Kizzia, left, and Dwayne Pratt of the WCAPDD, right, present the grant check to former superintendent Gail McClure and Coach Robert Webb.
Left to right: Ethan Jyles, Whitt Frazior and Leo Herrerra show off their brick cars for Brickfestâ€™s Brick Car Derby held Saturday, June 28. Winners from the Brick Car Derby, and other contests, will be printed in the MDRâ€™s special Brickfest Follow-Up section on July 12. (Photo by Mi Vaughn available on MDR website)
The Brickfest dog show was just one of this weekend's fun events. See a few of our photos from Brickfest 2014 online at the link below and be sure to check out the MDR this week for even more pics!