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May 16th, 2014
The first Wednesday of each month is now when Malvern residents will hear the cityâ€™s early tornado warning alarms. There was a test done on Thursday on the siren at Carmichael Street and it is in working order, as are the other sirens in the city which are maintained by the Malvern Fire Department, according to Fire Chief Jeremy Harper. This alarm system has been in place since the late 1980s to early 1990s, he said.
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Phlebotomist Geremy Carroll (right) draws blood from Allissa Thomas for a free blood screening at the Baptist Health Medical Center â€” Hot Spring County Health Fair held Wednesday at the hospital. (Photo by Gretchen Ritchey available on the MDR website)
Central Arkansas Development Council will distribute USDA Commodities Thursday, May 22 and Friday, May 23 in Hot Spring County.
Hot Spring Countyâ€™s distribution will take place from 8 to 11 a.m. and noon to 3 p.m. at the Malvern Community Center (CADC Malvern Senior Activity Center) at 1800 W. Moline St. For more information, call (501) 332-5374.
Doug Richard, right, manager of Walmart, recently presented a grant check for $1,000 to Janis West, Hot Spring County Museum director. West said the money will be used to make some much-needed repairs to The Boyle House. The museum is also still accepting recipes for its historical cookbook until May 14. Cookbooks will be ready for sale in September. (Photo submitted)
The Hot Spring County Clerkâ€™s will not be granting same-sex marriage licenses. The class action suit does not apply to Hot Spring County, stated County Attorney Randy Ohm. HSC is still under Amendment 83, which is Arkansasâ€™s constitutional amendment banning same-sex unions. HSC will wait on the Supreme Courtâ€™s decision.
Poll workers (from left) Clarence Wooten, Valerie Helm, Betty Sparks and Molly Wooten were available to help early voters Monday at the Hot Spring County Courthouse. Early voting continues through Friday, 8 am. to 6 p.m. each day and on Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. On Saturday, May 10, 11 people cast ballots. To cast an early ballot, registered voters should visit the basement level of the courthouse. (Photo by Mi Vaughn available on the MDR website)
When I was a kid, I read all the Erma Bombeck books I could get my hands on. She was the witty/sarcastic/funny-as-heck mom who wrote syndicated columns and was featured on one of the national morning shows. I thought that being a mom would be just like the tall tales she wrote of in books like If Lifeâ€™s a Bowl of Cherries Why am I Always in the Pits and The Grass is Always Greener on the Other Side of the Septic Tank.
Boy, was I right.
The recent thefts and altered color of several vehicles in the Bismarck area have prompted Hot Spring County Sheriffâ€™s investigators to believe they are part of a theft ring.
Residents of Irwin Road contacted both the county judge and 911 on a Sunday in March, when their road was impassible due to an abundance of mud that developed from highway department dumping. The county sent workers out to repair the road to passable conditions. The residents complaining of all the dust, mud and damage to cars met with Hot Spring County Judge Bill Schrimshire and representatives from the highway department on Thursday, May 8.
The Malvern Senior Adult Centerâ€™s bean bag baseball team spent Friday morning practicing for an upcoming tournament. Bonda Cranford, right, strategically tosses the bean bag toward the target while Sharon Logue, Marguerite Cranford and Russell Cranford watch. The team will play in a tournament on Monday, May 12 in Arkadelphia. (Photo by Ronna Pennington available on the MDR website)