July 19th, 2013
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) â€” State highway officials are updating lawmakers on the road projects that will be funded with a half-cent sales tax that took effect this month.
Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department Director Scott Bennett is scheduled to appear Thursday before a legislative committee to talk about the new road projects. Voters last year approved the tax, which will raise about $1.8 billion during the next decade for the state's highway needs. The half-cent tax increase is set to expire by 2023.
â€śDifference Makers:â€ť Nominate and surprise someone who makes a difference in our community or in your life. We secretly interview family, friends and/or coworkers. Please provide names and numbers or emails of contacts.
â€śWhere Are They Now:â€ť Let us know about someone who has either moved away and is successful in their field or has moved here and had a successful past.
Jessie Mae Moore, age 72 of Malvern, died Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at her home.
Wanda Lou Butler, age 70, a resident of Poyen, Arkansas, passed away Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at the National Park Hospital in Hot Springs, Arkansas.
Charles Richard â€śRickâ€ť Cross age 65, of Malvern, formerly of Brinkley passed away on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 surrounded by his family and close friends.
Bonnie Jean Williams, age 76 of Malvern, died Thursday, July 18, 2013 at her home.
One of the many things I love about my job is how involved the community is when it comes to sports.
Whenever there is an event out of town that I cannot make it to, someone usually supplies a picture from the event so the kids can get the recognition they deserve.
Soon we will be starting a new weekly segment that consists solely of submitted photographs.
This is where you get to shine.
For the full story, see Friday's Malvern Daily Record.
Kristyn Sheets, the agricultural education and FFA teacher at Magnet Cove, is teaching more than farming and ranching. Sheets is teaching self-sufficiency and community service.
â€śHunger doesnâ€™t take the summer off so neither are members from the Magnet Cove FFA Chapter,â€ť said Sheets.
For the full story, see Thursday's Malvern Daily Record.
Albert (BoBo) Jasper Wallace, 67, of Malvern passed away on July 16, 2013 at HSC Medical Center.
When the oppressive heat of summer hits, the last thing you want to do is be out in the weather exerting yourself.
But with football camps, I see it from another perspective. After being deprived of the sport for six months, I will take any football I can get.
I feel for the players out on the field, I really do. I couldnâ€™t imagine putting on all the gear they have to wear as they run in full-speed contact drills.