November 18th, 2014
A season ago, the Glen Rose Beavers basketball team showed great improvement, and that trend has continued on to the 2014-2015 season.
The Beavers started this season with two big wins (one on the road and one at home) to start the season with a perfect record.
On Tuesday, Nov. 11, the Beavers had little trouble with Lisa Academy at home, winning the game going away 42-22.
Glen Rose jumped out to a 12-4 lead in the first quarter, but led just 20-14 at the half.
The Bismarck Lions (4-7) saw their season come to an end thanks to a 52-19 road loss to the Smackover Buckaroos (10-1) on Friday, Nov. 14.
Smackover led 46-0 at the half, but the Lions were able to get on the board.
The first score came on three-yard run by Ben Ramirez with eight minutes left in the third quarter. The Lions also got a three-yard run for a score in the fourth quarter.
Zack Roberts got the last score on a 85-yard kickoff return as time expired.
The Magnet Cove Panthers (8-3) made it out of the first round of the Class 2A playoffs with a 28-24 win over the Lafayette County Cougars (7-4) at home on Friday, Nov. 14, but it wasnâ€™t easy.
The Panthers built a lead but had to hang on toward the end to come away with the victory.
After a scoreless first quarter, Lafayette County got the scoring started on a 36-yard touchdown run with 10:40 left in the first half. The point-after attempt was no good and the Cougars led 6-0.
Poyenâ€™s historic season will continue as the Indians (7-4) scored late to pick up the win over Marked Tree (6-5) 32-26 at Poyenâ€™s Malvern National Bank Stadium in the first round of the Class 2A playoffs on Friday, Nov. 14.
The Indians showed no signs of uneasiness about hosting their first playoff game by scoring first on a 19-yard touchdown pass (on fourth down) from Jace Phillips to Kevin Power with 45 seconds to go in the first quarter.
The ensuing point-after attempt was no good and the Poyen lead was 6-0.
The Malvern Leopards (8-3) picked up a 44-22 win over the Cave City Cavemen (5-6) in the first round of the Class 4A state playoffs at Claude Mann Stadium on Friday, Nov. 14.
While the final score indicates a blowout, Cave City actually held its own with the Leopards for the better part of the first half.
In fact, it was the Cavemen that struck first, on a 60-yard touchdown run with 8:17 left in the opening stanza to take a 8-0 lead after the two-point conversion.
â€¢ Pocket Full of Posey's ribbon cutting
â€¢ Chamber of Commerce award nominations sought
â€¢ Recent AEDC meeting
â€¢ Chamber Chatter
The bridge construction and drainage improvements on Walco Road are ahead of schedule. If good weather holds out, the project might be finished by the end of the year. Read more about the project in the Tuesday, Nov. 18 Malvern Daily Record, page 1.
Rubik's cube, green plastic soldiers, and bubbles in Toy Hall of Fame
There are three favorites that are still getting a little playtime as new inductees into the National Toy Hall of Fame in Rochester, New York.
The Arkansas Economic Development Commission (AEDC) met in Malvern to hold their monthly meeting on Thursday, Nov. 13 at the chamber of commerce community room. They toured Flakeboard and Primelime on Wednesday, Nov. 12, and that night they gathered at Family Farm for a dinner with members of the community and elected officials. Musician Roy Hale was the entertainment for the 50 plus guests.
The HSC Quorum Court voted unanimously Thursday, Nov. 13, to adopt an ordinance making it illegal to house female prisoners in the county jail. The ordinance went on to declare that it would be considered a "malfeasance of office" if women prisoners were housed in the county facility. Sheriff Ed Hollingsworth reported that there were four females housed in the facility on Thursday.
See the Friday, Nov. 14 Malvern Daily Record for the full story.