May 13th, 2014
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)
On May 11, 2014, Heaven opened its gates for a son, Randall Dewayne â€śPopaâ€ť Lewallen, 31, of Malvern.
Ruby F. Galloway, 62, of Malvern passed away May 11, 2014.
Eddie Clegg age 67 of Prattsville, AR died Monday, May 12, 2014 in a Little Rock hospital.
Dennis E. Keenan, Sr., age 62 of Malvern, died unexpectedly on Monday morning, May 12, 2014 in the Baptist Health Medical Center in Malvern.
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)