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February 12th, 2014
Malvern Mayor Steve Northcutt gave a short state of the city address at Monday night's city council meeting, ending it with the official announcement that he will not seek re-election as mayor. "I've enjoyed the 16 years as being mayor. What a ride," Northcutt said.
ON THE FRONT:
K-students celebrate 100th
Council hears from ProMed
Measure to arm school workers shot down by Senate
Senate endorses proposed ballot language fix
ON THE INSIDE:
CADC to distribute USDA commodities Feb. 20 and 21
Looking back to Malvern of 2005
HSU enhances campus safety
Winter Olympics and local community news
When there was no fort at Fort Smith
Life lessons from a duffle bag
Dear Abby; GIRLFRIEND STAYING AS
FAMILYâ€™S GUEST DESERVES MORE RESPECT
AP â€” 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.
Phyllis Dial has announced her plans to run for re-election. Dial is a Hot Spring County native and a graduate of Malvern High School. She is the daughter of the late Willard and Iva Mae McDermott Voss and was married to Rick Dial who passed away in May of 2011. She is the mother of three children: Heather Dial Todd, Ben Dial, and Beth Dial and the grandmother of three granddaughters; Hallie Todd, Sarah Dial, and Annemarie Dial.
John Edward Langston announces his candidacy for mayor of the City of Malvern. Langston, a Malvern native, is currently a city employee. Recently, he has contributed to the community by writing policy and drafting supporting documents to bring the city into compliance with the Arkansas Division of Legislative Audit standards concerning the Arkansas Continuity of Operations program. The program is in place to serve as a field guide in responding to and recovering from man-made and natural disasters. In March 2013, Langstonâ€™s work scored the city a 94 percent passing score.
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)
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.
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.
FROM THE ARKANSAS FORESTRY COMMISSION:
Mena, Ark. â€“ 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.
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.