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February 12th, 2014
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.
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.