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July 15th, 2014
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!
Our first report from the sheriff's office regarding roadblocks in the Gifford area earlier today (Friday, June 27) was that officers were searching for a suspect in an auto theft, not Timothy Buffington who recently escaped from the ADC/Pine Bluff Unit.
ADC told Staff Writer Ashley Haugland that they received a call about a possible sighting of Buffington in the Gifford area. Roadblocks were setup and a search of the area was organized in response to the citizen's tip. ADC officials were unable to confirm the presence of the escapee or the legitimacy of the sighting.
The MDR just learned that this year's Brickfest will be using Brick Bucks as currency for food vendors, drink stations and carnival rides. $1= 1 Brick Buck. Brick Bucks can be purchased at four locations at Malvern City Park. One of those locations will accept debit and credit cards. More details about Brick Bucks will be included in the Saturday MDR.
Information provided to the Malvern Daily Record from the Brickfest Committee was incorrect regarding sponsorship of the pro bull riding event and parking. The correct information is:
The Malvern Tire Company Brickfest Bull Bash is presented by Mahindra Tractors of Malvern. In addition to Malvern Tire and Mahindra Tractors of Malvern, sponsors of the event are Teeter Motor Co., Southern Bancorp, Rent-a-Center, Horns Used Cars, Sykes Enterprises, Malvern Power Equipment and Red River Dodge.