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March 19th, 2014
Lidia Ivy gets in some practice time playing catch after school on Tuesday. The Ouachita Elementary first grader is a member of the Zero Tolerance 06 team. (Photo by Ronna Pennington available on the MDR website)
Maudie M. Combs, wife of the late Alonzo W. Combs â€śGreat Thunderbird,â€ť celebrated her 90th birthday, Feb. 27, with celebrations at the Senior Adult Center, karaoke at Philâ€™s Place and a dinner with her son Mitchell at Cracker Barrel in Benton. Maudie has three children, a son Mitchell (Glenda) and daughters Ruzema Hughes (Johnny) and Capella Combs Demoret; five grandchildren, Mitchell Jr., Michael, Layton, Joanie and the late Valena; four great-grandchildren, John, Carlin, Rachel and Kayla; and one great-great-grandchild, Noah. She looks forward to this spring and planting her beautiful zinnia garden. (Photo submitted)
Pictured at left is Evan Cloud with Blakelyn Riggan. They are the Malvern Daily Recordâ€™s Smile of the Week. Cloud and Riggan assisted the 4-H Auction on Friday by presenting items to the audience. (Photo submitted by Sarah Colson, reporter of HSC 4-H Teen Leaders)
Tuesdayâ€™s warm sunny afternoon brought families out to City Park. (Photo by Mi Vaughn available ont he MDR website)
Phil Clem was honored â€“ and the subject of some good-natured kidding â€“ at the Hot Spring County Medical Foundationâ€™s annual toast and roast. Hospital administrator Sheila Williams said the event was just a little short of a total sell-out. The event raised more than $6,200 through its silent and live auctions, she said. Williams did not have the total earned through the eventâ€™s ticket sales at press time.
The Boys & Girls Club basketball games provide light moments for the fans. (Photo by Eric Moore available on the MDR website)
Parents often look in on their children while the kids are sleeping. Kids often look peaceful while asleep, and parents enjoy seeing them getting their needed slumber. However, some kids can struggle when it comes to getting their necessary rest.
This past weekend, I participated in my final winter meeting of the National Governors Association in Washington, D.C. These meetings allow governors to come together to share ideas and discuss issues that our states face collectively. As you might expect, other governors approached me about the ground we have broken on health care in Arkansas, both with our Payment Improvement Initiative and with the Arkansas Private Option.
Get your Canadian tuxedos ready, ladies. Canadian tuxedos? If you donâ€™t know what one is (which you do, just maybe not by this name) let me tell you... it is when you wear denim both on top and bottom. Do you think this is a fashion faux pas, because if you do youâ€™re mistaken. Once upon a time perhaps it was, but not anymore. Denim is an excellent material due to how durable and long-lasting it can be. Youâ€™ll hear me say this on just about everything, you get what you pay for. I have jeans that cost more than your average pair of jeans do; mind you, I have had some of these for years upon years and will have them for years to come.