March 4th, 2013
The Malvern Lady Leopards basketball team defeated Star City 33-23 in the semifinals of the 4A state tournament to advance to the championship game.
Malvern will play Prairie Grove at 11 a.m. Saturday at Barton Coliseum in Little Rock.
Mernell Erwin, 73, of Malvern, went home to be with the Lord on February 27, 2013.
Edna Dee Marie Burroughs Thompson age 86 of Bismarck died Wednesday, February 27, 2013.
Johnny O. Wehunt, age 56, of Hot Springs, died on Wednesday, February 27, 2013.
Lenna Faye Knowles, 83, of Malvern passed away Sunday February 24, 2013.
Lenna Faye was born July 27, 1929 in Willow, AR to Leonard and Mable (Nantze) Bane.
Rev. Henry Clarence Burnett, Jr. Of Sikeston, Missouri formerly of Prattsville, Arkansas was born April 23, 1936
Clarice Ella Bond McClard, born in Story, Arkansas March 16th, 1932 went to her heavenly home February 25, 2013.
Linda Diane Pennington, 59, of Malvern died Monday, February 25, 2013.
Heading into the 2012-2013 basketball season, few teams (if any) had as much hype surrounding them as the Malvern Lady Leopards.
Iâ€™ll admit, after watching a lot of their games last year, including the ones in the state tournament, I was in that group.
They had a solid core coming back, with talent at every position on the court.
In short, everyone was going to see them coming this year. And that is what makes their run so impressive.
The Lady Leopards stumbled out of the gate, falling to one of the top teams in the state, Jacksonville, by 10 points in a tournament at Little Rock Hall.
Chairman of the Board of the Lono-Rolla Volunteer Fire Department Jack Sulton is hanging up his firefighterâ€™s hat, or whatever it is firefighters hang up when theyâ€™re retiring.
After serving as Chairman of the Board for 32 years and working with the department, Sulton, 88, said it time to hand the duties to someone else.
(Pick up a copy of Thursday's (2/28) MDR for full story)