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May 8th, 2014

Moving marbles

May 8, 2014

Malvern Elementary School kindergarten teacher Karen Clements guides her class through the experiments on display at the school’s annual science fair. (Photo by Ronna Pennington available on the MDR website)

Russell awarded state Court Clerk of the Year

May 8, 2014

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 Clerks’ Association (ADCCCA). She received the award at their conference held in Rogers on April 25. “I sure do appreciate the recognition, but I’m one of those people who prefer to stay in the background. It was very nice, though,” said Melba.

Merchants apply for revitalization in A.D.N. program

May 8, 2014

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.

County storm shelter log; good for authorities

May 8, 2014

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 Sheriff’s Office to check to see if the county had a list of residents with storm shelters or safe rooms.

Students speak up for skate park

May 8, 2014

Dottie Tarlton, left, looks back to local students and parents who expressed interest in having a local skate park at Monday night’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)

May 1st

Election commission receives Model 650

May 1, 2014

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.

Judge candidates campaign

May 1, 2014

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.

No action after city investigation

May 1, 2014

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 “disgruntled” 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 letter’s allegations.

MES Field Day

May 1, 2014

Rand Scroggins gets his face painted at Malvern Elementary School’s Field Day. Students braved the chilly, windy weather to take part in activities that ranged from a leaky pipe relay to hurdle races to jump ropes and hula hoops. They even had a marble pool, where students removed shoes and socks and had one minute to remove as many marbles as possible with their toes. (Photo by Mi Vaughn available on MDR website)

April 29th

No local damage reported from weekend storms

April 29, 2014

Malvern and Hot Spring County escaped damaging storms over the weekend, unlike the destruction a Sunday night tornado brought to Vilonia and Mayfllower. Barbara Key, administrative assistant to the Hot Spring County Judge, confirmed that Monday morning reports from personnel across the county indicated no local damage.

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