March 27th, 2013
Karen Louise Bray age 64 of Midway, Arkansas passed away Monday, March 25, 2013
Murel Jean Lemons Matthews, 80, of Donaldson passed away Sunday March 24, 2013.
James Curtis Ivy, age 79, passed from life on earth to eternity in Heaven on Friday, March 22 2013,
On a windy cold day, the baseball and softball teams from Poyen High School traveled to Magnet Cove High School for a pair of games.
In the softball game, the Lady Panthers of Magnet Cove won a decisive 15-0 decision in three innings.
Pitcher Erin Pankey went the full three innings facing the minimum number of batters (nine) while striking out seven. From the plate she was a perfect 2-2 with five RBI including a three-run home run.
Laney Gibson was also 2-2 from the plate with three runs scored.
For the full story, see Tuesday's Malvern Daily Record.
By now, I doubt that any of us have a bracket that is even worth looking at, but thatâ€™s not to say the NCAA tournament hasnâ€™t been enjoyable.
Everyone I know has lost at least one Final Four team by now, and now that our brackets are completely ruined, we can look to the fun side of the tournament â€” namely the upsets.
The biggest story of the tournament so far has been, without a doubt, the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles.
For the full column, see Tuesday's Malvern Daily Record.
James Curtis Ivy, age 79, of Malvern passed away Friday, March 22, 2013.
Irma Faye Patterson, 78, of Malvern passed away Friday March 22, 2013.
Donna Lee Cogbill, of Hot Springs, passed away Thursday, March 21.
There was a time when small schools dotted the landscape of Arkansas.
I donâ€™t mean small like Ouachita High School, Iâ€™m talking about schools so small that it would take two of them combining to make Ouachita High.
One of those schools is Friendship High School. Back in the 1930s and 1940s, the Bulldogs were a fearsome team.
In 1938, they defeated Hot Springs, Little Rock and North Little Rock in a single season. They may have also defeated Malvern that year.
The debate has been raging for as long as I can remember, with most of the arguing coming from Jonesboro, that the University of Arkansas should play Arkansas State University in football.
I canâ€™t say I am for or against this kind of game.
On one hand it would be kind of fun to see the two big in-state teams play each other.
On the other hand, however, there is no real reason for the game (from the Razorbacksâ€™ standpoint).
For the full column, see Saturday's Malvern Daily Record.