Archive - News Article
February 10th, 2014
Today, Feb. 8, Elaine will celebrate her 100th birthday. A party will be held in her honor at the Magnet Cove United Methodist Church, 22292 Hwy. 51, today at 1 p.m. Her children are Ann Smedley (Dick) of Hot Springs and John Watson (Jan) of Conway. No gifts please. (Photo submitted)
Thelton Hughes, a sixth grade teacher at Wilson Intermediate School and a band assistant at Malvern High School, was arrested on charges of alleged first degree sexual assault and transporting a minor for prohibited sexual conduct, according to a probable cause affidavit filed on Feb. 4. Janet Blair, an assistant superintendent for the Malvern School District, said she could not discuss personnel matters as to whether Hughes was terminated or resigned, but she did confirm that he is no longer employed by the district.
Bismarck, Glen Rose, Magnet Cove, Malvern and Ouachita school districts will be closed due to inclement weather on Tuesday, Feb. 4. College of the Ouachitas is also closed.
FROM THE ARKANSAS FORESTRY COMMISSION:
Mena, Ark. â€“ AFC pilot, Jake Harrell, failed to make a scheduled check-in with AFC Central Dispatch in Malvern yesterday after 1:11 p.m. Harrell was flying a regularly scheduled detection flight from Malvern to points throughout west Arkansas. His last known location was Oden, with supposed intent of traveling toward Wickes.
Summit Bancorp Inc. announced Thursday afternoon that it is selling to Bank of the Ozarks. The sale is expected to be finalized in May or June. Read the Friday, Jan. 31 issue of the Malvern Daily Record for full details of the press conference.
County Judge Bill Scrimshire has issued a burn ban for Hot Spring County. Effective Jan. 27, 2014.
ÂRecess is a favorite part of school for students, but when is it too cold for those youngsters to go outdoors and enjoy fresh air and sunlight? Thereâ€™s no law that determines this, but all area schools have established guidelines for deciding when itâ€™s just too cold for recess.
Can you have â€śwriterâ€™s blockâ€ť if you are not said writer? Yes, yes you can. Take it from me. We have started doing this thing in our editorial department where everyone gets to write a column...that includes myself. I would say I am not a writer by nature. I have taken all kinds of English/writing classes but that does not make me any more prepared for this. I journal often, that consists of a lot of gibberish, free form, whatever I want to say and no sense has to come from it. Once again, does not prepare me for this.
Soybean futures collapsed yesterday on news that Argentina received beneficial rains this week. March has violated trendline support near $12.70. Additional support is seen between $12.56 and $12.33. Longer-term the market will begin to become more focused on the 2014 U.S. crop. The current ratio for corn and soybean prices is at 2.5, anything above a 2.2 favors planting more soybeans.
READ Program/Literacy Council of Hot Spring County, Inc. accepted a check for $250 from Diamond Lakes Federal Credit Union for Fall fundraisers. From left, Patsy Leshay Dixon and Jaeson Riggan accept the check for READ by DLFCUâ€™s Debbie Wheatley-Goodwin and Jamie Brown.