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September 20th, 2013

Smiles, handshakes and hugs from Malvernites

September 20, 2013

Have you met Rita Myers yet? Well, if you attend any of our churches in the area you probably will soon. I met her a year ago this month at a lunch held for the Malvern High School football team at a church I was attending. As we were putting the lunch together we became fast friends.

September 18th

Residents cautioned about burning illegally

September 18, 2013

Want to burn brush or trash? Need to burn brush or trash? Not a good idea until the county judge says it’s okay.
A burn ban continues in Hot Spring County and several surrounding counties. Surrounding counties still under a ban are Dallas, Clark, Garland and Saline.
"Although we've had some local showers in a few areas in the last 10 days, it hasn't been enough," said Hot Spring County Judge Bill Scrimshire.
Scrimshire said he was still keeping the burn ban in affect until the county received significant rainfall in all areas.

September 17th

Just a game? Not so in Bismarck: Way of life

September 17, 2013

“Is he going to do it?” I prayed.
“He’s at the 30, the 20, the 10, touchdown Bismarck!” screamed the announcer.
Roaring from the Lion fans, stomping in the stands and the band coming to life set the whole stadium on fire.
Nate Asher, Shelby Orr and the Bismarck football team had made the play of the night and the first home game touchdown was in the books.
Thank you, Bismarck for giving me and my best friend another great moment in your community.
We were jumping up and down, grinning like kids and celebrating with our adopted town.

August 14th

Bank debit card scams in county

August 14, 2013

Residents in Hot Spring and Garland Counties have reported phone calls from someone stating they were from a local bank. They then tell the person that their debit card has been hacked or stolen and ask for the number to verify.
Hot Spring County Sheriff Ed Hollingsworth told MDR that anyone receiving a phone call asking for bank information should not give any bank information to the caller. They should call authorities and report such a phone call.

July 26th

Ark. water park likely linked to infection closes

July 26, 2013

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A Little Rock water park closed this week after health officials said the facility was likely the source of a rare and often deadly brain infection, the Arkansas Department of Health said Friday.

AG&FC opens hiking trail

July 26, 2013

ARKADELPHIA, Ark. (AP) — Arkadelphia city officials are poised to open the DeSoto Bluff Trail, using funds from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.
The dedication and ribbon-cutting will be next Tuesday at 10 a.m. in Arkadelphia.

The 2.5-mile hiking trail winds through a secluded natural area and ends at DeSoto Bluff, which is named for explorer Hernando de Soto, who searched the area for gold. The Game and Fish Commission's Wildlife Observation Trails Pilot Program provided $80,125.

Interpretive signs have been erected along the trail to point out wildlife.

Who was Claude Mann and why is the Malvern stadium named after him?

July 26, 2013

It was 1991. New to town, there were plenty of questions that needed to be answered. So I asked.

“What is Malvern named for?”

That was the first question I had. Almost nobody had an answer. Turns out the only theory I had was it was named after a town in West Virginia.

Another question took years to answer. Malvern High School’s football field is named Claude Mann Stadium.

“Who is Claude Mann?”

For the full story, see Friday's Malvern Daily Record.

July 25th

Ark. attorney general warns of phone scams

July 25, 2013

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel is warning about two phone scams going on in the state.

McDaniel says his office has received a number of reports that people claiming to be with credit card companies or the government are trying to obtain credit card or bank numbers.

McDaniel says one scam involves a person alleging to be with a credit card company and saying the would-be victim's credit cards are locked and that their credit numbers are needed to unlock the cards. He says credit card companies would already know the customers' card number.

July 23rd

“Day in the Life” photos

July 23, 2013

All who brought in photos to the Malvern Daily Record office at 219 Locust Street, may pick them up anytime between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

July 20th

Ark. agency reviews plan for closed Whirlpool site

July 21, 2013

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality is reviewing a plan to deal with a degreasing solvent that was detected in groundwater at a recently shuttered Whirlpool plant in Fort Smith.

An environmental consulting firm submitted a final remedy work plan to the state environmental agency this week on behalf of Benton Harbor, Mich.-based Whirlpool Corp.

The plan, which calls for chemical oxidant injections and continued monitoring, comes decades after Whirlpool ceased using trichloroethylene, or TCE, at the Fort Smith site.

Poyen holds first scrimmage game of the 2014 football season. (Photo by Eric Moore)
The Malvern Leopards and Lady Leopards tennis teams have a total of 13 players this year, but just...
The Malvern Leopards took to the field on Tuesday, Aug. 12 for practice at Claude Mann Stadium. The...
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