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May 12th, 2014
Residents of Irwin Road contacted both the county judge and 911 on a Sunday in March, when their road was impassible due to an abundance of mud that developed from highway department dumping. The county sent workers out to repair the road to passable conditions. The residents complaining of all the dust, mud and damage to cars met with Hot Spring County Judge Bill Schrimshire and representatives from the highway department on Thursday, May 8.
The Malvern Senior Adult Centerâ€™s bean bag baseball team spent Friday morning practicing for an upcoming tournament. Bonda Cranford, right, strategically tosses the bean bag toward the target while Sharon Logue, Marguerite Cranford and Russell Cranford watch. The team will play in a tournament on Monday, May 12 in Arkadelphia. (Photo by Ronna Pennington available on the MDR website)
Malvern Elementary School kindergarten teacher Karen Clements guides her class through the experiments on display at the schoolâ€™s annual science fair. (Photo by Ronna Pennington available on the MDR website)
Melba Russell, Chief Deputy Clerk for the District Court in Hot Spring County, was recently named the Arkansas Court Clerk of the Year by the Arkansas District and City Court Clerksâ€™ Association (ADCCCA). She received the award at their conference held in Rogers on April 25. â€śI sure do appreciate the recognition, but Iâ€™m one of those people who prefer to stay in the background. It was very nice, though,â€ť said Melba.
Malvern merchants are in the process of becoming a member of the Arkansas Downtown Network (ADN). The application process is competitive and Malvern will soon make its presentation to the deciding board. The ADN is part of the Main Street Arkansas network, but the ADN serves a broader base of communities in Arkansas that are honing in on revitalizing their historic commercial core.
Do you have an underground storm shelter or safe room?
A concerned citizen saw a report on KARK Channel 4 about a woman and two children trapped in a storm shelter after a tree had fallen on the door. This promoted a call to the Hot Spring County Sheriffâ€™s Office to check to see if the county had a list of residents with storm shelters or safe rooms.
Dottie Tarlton, left, looks back to local students and parents who expressed interest in having a local skate park at Monday nightâ€™s parks committee meeting. Others pictured include (front row, from left) Amy Mann, Billie Mann, Kenny Mann and Austin Mann; (second row) Terri Bryant, Timber Silvas and Brooke Braasch. Malvern Fire Chief Jeremy Harper looks on from the back row. (Photo by Ronna Pennington available on the MDR website)
Hot Spring County Election Commission recently received a grant from the County Voting System Grant Fund in the amount of $15,212. The grant was used to purchase an ES&S Model 650, an easy-to-use, high-speed central paper ballot counter and vote tabulator that supports a full range of jurisdiction sizes and ballot complexities.
This is Part Two of a three-part series featuring the Malvern and Hot Spring County candidates and the speeches they gave at a recent political rally. Part One was published in the Wednesday, April 30 MDR
In the political rally held Friday, April 25, candidates running for office in the May primary and the November general election were on hand to present their ideas and to introduce themselves to the community.
Malvern Mayor Steve Northcutt says he will take no action regarding the completed investigation of several allegations about Malvern Street Department Superintendent Glenn McCloud. Northcutt said the investigation stemmed from a letter sent to the Arkansas Municipal League by a â€śdisgruntledâ€ť former street department employee who had been terminated. Northcutt said he asked Malvern Chief of Police Donnie Taber to conduct an internal investigation regarding the letterâ€™s allegations.