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March 4th, 2014
This past weekend, I participated in my final winter meeting of the National Governors Association in Washington, D.C. These meetings allow governors to come together to share ideas and discuss issues that our states face collectively. As you might expect, other governors approached me about the ground we have broken on health care in Arkansas, both with our Payment Improvement Initiative and with the Arkansas Private Option.
Get your Canadian tuxedos ready, ladies. Canadian tuxedos? If you donâ€™t know what one is (which you do, just maybe not by this name) let me tell you... it is when you wear denim both on top and bottom. Do you think this is a fashion faux pas, because if you do youâ€™re mistaken. Once upon a time perhaps it was, but not anymore. Denim is an excellent material due to how durable and long-lasting it can be. Youâ€™ll hear me say this on just about everything, you get what you pay for. I have jeans that cost more than your average pair of jeans do; mind you, I have had some of these for years upon years and will have them for years to come.
The Malvern High School EAST Lab recently received confirmation they had been awarded a $1,000 grant from Blue Cross & Blue Shield Blue & You Foundation.
The grant will fund a project called Hunger Relief. According to EAST teacher Mary LaVergne, the students submitted the paperwork for the grant online and were notified quickly that they qualified and would receive the grant.
For the rest of the story pick up a MDR Friday Feb. 28 edition.
Parents and students alike watch in anticipation to see what the next move the 3-D printer is going to make while layering layer upon layer of their projects. (Photo by Mi Vaughn available on the MDR website)
Ritz owner Marla Nix can barely contain her excitement when speaking to local and area ministers about the upcoming Christian films that they plan to show. (Photo by Mi Vaughn available on the MDR website)
Malvern Fire Departmentâ€™s arson dog Beth and her handler Chris Brewster do training exercises at a recent house fire. Beth is trained with a 50 percent gasoline solution and when she hits on it, she goes into a sitting position. And awaits her reward...food. Brewster trains with Beth three to four times daily. (Photo by Mi Vaughn available on the MDR website)
LITTLE ROCK (AP) â€” An Arkansas Forestry Commission pilot who went missing with his plane last month while patrolling for wildfires was found dead Tuesday in the wreckage of the aircraft that may have clipped the trees or a rugged mountain itself, the agency said.
Kindergartners at Malvern Elementary School braved the cold, winter elements Friday, Feb. 7 to release balloons to celebrate their 100th day of school. They had a blast with their heads turned to the sky, watching the balloons until they were out of sight. (Photo by Mi Vaughn available on the MDR website)
AP â€” An Arkansas Forestry Commission pilot who went missing with his plane last month while patrolling for wildfires was found dead Tuesday in the wreckage of the aircraft that may have clipped the trees or a rugged mountain itself, the agency said.
The commission said the plane was spotted at about 4 p.m. Tuesday by the Civil Air Patrol and was confirmed by a state police helicopter, with the body of Jake Harrell found by a member of the National Guard who was lowered to the crash site from a helicopter, according to commission spokeswoman Adriane Barnes.