May 30th, 2014
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)
Wednesday, May 28 the Magnet Cove School Board held a special meeting in the central office board room at 5:30 p.m. for the purpose of filling vacant positions within the school district. With all members in attendance, the board voted unanimously on the following applicants: Caroline Nail as elementary principal, Taylor Revels as secondary English teacher for grades 7th and 8th and Quinton Revels as elementary teacher for 5th grade. Superintendent Gail McClure reported that all positions are now filled.
Jonny Long of LifeNet, above, checks supplies in one of the companyâ€™s four ambulances that are to be stationed in Malvern officially on Sunday, June 1. LifeNetâ€™s temporary location is at 1503 East Page, the former Howard Real Estate building, pictured at right. (Photo by Ronna Pennington available on the MDR website)
A pair of peewee football camps are planned to begin next week.
The first is the Little Indian Football Camp at Poyen High Schoolâ€™s sports complex.
The Little Indian Football Camp will be held Monday, June 2 through Wednesday, June 4 from 8 to 10:30 a.m. each day.
The camp is for students who will be in kindergarten through seventh grade in the 2014-2015 school year.
For the full story, see the Friday, May 30 edition of the Malvern Daily Record.