May 30th, 2014
The Wilson Intermediate School student council hosted a change collection in each homeroom and raised $817 for tornado victims in the Vilonia and Mayflower areas. They voted to add money from their club's treasury to round the number up to $1000.
For more details, see page 1 of the Saturday, May 31 MDR
The Jack McKay Softball Tournament, which was scheduled to be held Saturday, May 31, at the Boys & Girls Club of Malvern and Hot Spring County, has been canceled. After many consecutive days of rain, the organizers of the event have canceled the tournament with no make-up date planned.
On Saturday, Oct. 11, the inaugural Ouachita River Challenge will be held in Malvern.
The event was created to showcase the beauty and natural resources found in Hot Spring County.
The Ouachita River Challenge, which is open to individuals as well as teams, will include kayaking (Ouachita River), bicycling (Lake Catherine State Park) and running. The entry fee will be $75.
For more details, please see page 6A in the Saturday, May 31 MDR.
ProMed Ambulance filed a motion for preliminary injunction in federal court around noon on Friday, May 30, in hopes of preventing the implementation of LifeNet as the cityâ€™s exclusive ambulance provider. ProMed also filed a â€śBrief in Support of Motion for Preliminary Injunction,â€ť a â€śSummons in Civil Actionâ€ť to the City of Malvern and LifeNet, Inc., and a â€śVerified Complaint for Declaratory Judgment, and Preliminary and Permanent Injunction for Damagesâ€ť which asks the federal court to declare the cityâ€™s contract with LifeNet null and void.
Lloyd McGuire Lively, 88, of Malvern, Arkansas, passed away Wednesday evening, May 27, 2014, at Village Springs Health and Rehabilitation in Hot Springs.
Harles Lee Byers, 61, of Hot Springs passed away May 28, 2014.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2586 held their installation of officers on Tuesday, May 20. They were sworn in by the state officer as: Commander Robert Lafond, Veteran Service Officer Membership Chair Nelson Bailey, Adjutant Nathan Turner, 1st Year Trustee Boyd Johnson, Quartermaster David Baum, Junior-Vice Commander Tom Arnold, Judge Advocate Randy Buie, 3rd Year Trustee Mark Korsmeier, 2nd Year Trustee Wendell Dawson. Not pictured are: Sr. Vice Commander Bryan Chaney, Chaplain James Brown and Surgeon General Kelly Smoke. (Photo submitted)
Pictured at left: Members of the Malvern Area Kiwanis honored the following 4th grade students as Terrific Kids by having an Ice Cream Social: (Mrs. Black) Samantha Walters and Jett Jones; (Mrs. Blaschke) Ayush Adhvaryu and Emily Smith; (Mrs. Jones) Madison Huckaby and Tyson Cooper; (Mrs. Longworth) Cameron Bailey and Kailee Kendrick; (Mrs. Schultz) Bradley Cooper and Destiny Harper; (Mrs. Watson) Emma Wallace (absent) and Jace Kitchens.
Doug Little was at the Senior Adult Center to deliver meals recently. Little has been a Meals on Wheels delivery volunteer for three years. (Photo by Ronna Pennington available on the MDR website)