Both Malvern Mayor Steve Northcutt and Malvern Street Department Supervisor Glenn McCloud said the stage being constructed in Malvern City Park is a huge bonus for the park, the citizens of Hot Spring County and tourism, which translates to commerce.
In last weekâ€™s Malvern City County meeting it was discussed that the original cost of the stage at the City Park would be $40,000, not the $20,000 that had been earlier figured.
A mistake in bookkeeping by one the contractors revealed Malvern would need to come up with a extra $20,000 for their part of the stage.
Bob Smith taught accounting and math at Ouachita Technical College (now College Of The Ouachitas) from 1988 until 2000. Donâ€™t worry about Smith staying busy in retirement. He has already published one book and has another ready for the press.
Smith, now living in Hot Springs Village, has written a book that he says is a â€śmystery, science fiction novel.â€ť
(Pick up a copy of Tuesday, April 30 MDR for full story)