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July 2nd, 2014
The Magnet Cove School District recently received a grant for $20,000 from West Central Arkansas Planning and Development District (WCAPDD). The grant will assist the Magnet Cove School District with renovations of the baseball field and purchase new equipment. The WCAPDD General Improvement Fund grant program is to provide funding for community and economic development projects within a 10-county service area. Rep. David Kizzia, left, and Dwayne Pratt of the WCAPDD, right, present the grant check to former superintendent Gail McClure and Coach Robert Webb.
The Brickfest dog show was just one of this weekend's fun events. See a few of our photos from Brickfest 2014 online at the link below and be sure to check out the MDR this week for even more pics!
The MDR just learned that this year's Brickfest will be using Brick Bucks as currency for food vendors, drink stations and carnival rides. $1= 1 Brick Buck. Brick Bucks can be purchased at four locations at Malvern City Park. One of those locations will accept debit and credit cards. More details about Brick Bucks will be included in the Saturday MDR.
Information provided to the Malvern Daily Record from the Brickfest Committee was incorrect regarding sponsorship of the pro bull riding event and parking. The correct information is:
The Malvern Tire Company Brickfest Bull Bash is presented by Mahindra Tractors of Malvern. In addition to Malvern Tire and Mahindra Tractors of Malvern, sponsors of the event are Teeter Motor Co., Southern Bancorp, Rent-a-Center, Horns Used Cars, Sykes Enterprises, Malvern Power Equipment and Red River Dodge.
Levi Jones, a 2014 Glen Rose High School graduate, was one of 20 western Arkansas students awarded a $1,000 academic scholarship from Farm Credit of Western Arkansas.
Jones is attending Arkansas Tech University this fall and plans to pursue an Agriculture Education degree. He is the son of John and Tara Jones of Malvern.
â€śWe proudly award this well-deserved scholarship in recognition of Leviâ€™s many academic accomplishments and student leadership,â€ť explains Farm Credit CEO Glen Manchester.
Brickfest is just a week away and things are falling into place, according to Brenda Weldon, music coordinator of the festival. Weldon put to rest rumors about any uncertainties regarding funding for scheduled entertainment. â€śSykes is the presenting sponsor as the biggest donor to the festival,â€ť she said. In addition to monetary donations, Sykes has also provided volunteers who will help with parking and other festival responsibilities, she said.
Resident Engineer Tim Baber (right) of the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department, presents Hot Spring County Judge Bill Scrimshire with a plaque from the Arkansas Asphalt Pavement Association in recognition for quality asphalt paving for two county roads in Region 5, CC Road and Amity Road. Local company Martin Marietta provided the labor and materials for the jobs and the county did the prep work. (Picture by Mi Vaughn available on the MDR website)
Above: Farm Bureau claims adjuster Michael McCrary (center) of Malvern was named the 2014 District Two Adjuster of the Year during the 61st annual Farm Bureau Claims Conference June 5 in Hot Springs. Forrest Fletcher (left), district two claims manager, and John Bonner (right), vice president of claims, presented the award to McCrary. The award is given annually to the adjuster in each of the nine claims districts who shows the most proficient job skills, outstanding leadership, professionalism and dedication during the previous year. (Photo submitted)
Malvern Superintendent Brian Golden, back center, recently recognized the May Students of the Month at the school board meeting. Students recognized include Cheyenne McWhirter (kindergarten), Dustin Farber (first grade), Fatima Flores (second grade), Briana Crews (third grade), Ben Capes (fourth grade), Anthony Beard (fifth grade), Piper Bailey (sixth grade), Laura Beth Russell (seventh grade), Will Smith (eighth grade), Christian Morgan (ninth grade), Katelyn Kratz (10th grade), Sebastian Romero (11th grade) and Maya McGhee (12th grade). (Photo submitted)
On Monday morning, Animal Control Officer Darren Finley helped the Malvern Police Department remove a bear from a tree on Earnest Street. Finley stated, â€śIt was about 180 pounds, a 2-year-old black bear.â€ť Finley said they used sedation and a rope system to get the bear out of the tree. Generally, he said, black bears are fairly docile. â€śTo me they are not a danger as long as you donâ€™t get in between mama and cubs,â€ť Finley added.
For the rest of the story pick up a copy of today's MDR. Tuesday June 17.