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February 27th, 2014

Bringing more Christian films to town

February 27, 2014

Ritz owner Marla Nix can barely contain her excitement when speaking to local and area ministers about the upcoming Christian films that they plan to show. (Photo by Mi Vaughn available on the MDR website)

MFD's Beth and Chris

February 27, 2014

Malvern Fire Department’s arson dog Beth and her handler Chris Brewster do training exercises at a recent house fire. Beth is trained with a 50 percent gasoline solution and when she hits on it, she goes into a sitting position. And awaits her reward...food. Brewster trains with Beth three to four times daily. (Photo by Mi Vaughn available on the MDR website)

February 12th

Missing pilot located

February 12, 2014

LITTLE ROCK (AP) — 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.

K-students celebrate 100th

February 12, 2014

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)

February 11th

Missing Forestry plane and pilot located

February 11, 2014

AP — 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.

February 10th

Elaine Watson celebrates 100th birthday

February 10, 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)

February 7th

Teacher arrested; investigation continues

February 7, 2014

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.

February 4th

HSC Schools Closed Tuesday, Feb. 4

February 4, 2014

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.

January 31st

AFC pilot identified; search continues

January 31, 2014

FROM THE ARKANSAS FORESTRY COMMISSION:

Mena, Ark. – 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.

January 30th

Summit Bank sells to Bank of the Ozarks

January 30, 2014

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.

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