November 18th, 2014
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.
Della J. Stanley, age 71, of Damascus, Arkansas, and formerly of Malvern, died Wednesday, November 12, 2014 in Conway, Arkansas. She was born on May 28, 1943 in Fenter, Arkansas to the late Frederick Luther Lingelbach and Mabel Maybell Nichols Lingelbach.
Della Stanley, age 71, of Damascus, Arkansas, and formerly of Malvern, died Wednesday, November 12, 2014 in Conway, Arkansas.
I am a huge fan of the game of football, but when you get to the root of things, I am truly a basketball fan at heart.
Maybe it is because my high school didnâ€™t have football when I was a student â€” and seeing them host a playoff game this week is rather surreal to me.
Growing up, it was all about basketball. I was on the kindergarten team in Wheeling, Mo. before my family moved back to Arkansas.
When we got here, I played basketball whenever I could and joined the peewee team in fourth grade.
On Friday, Nov. 7, Ouachita High School celebrated homecoming in style, with both of its senior high basketball teams picking up victories over Abundant Life.
In the senior girlsâ€™ game, the Lady Warriors cruised to a 52-15 victory.
Ouachita leaped ahead 20-8 in the first quarter and increased that lead to 31-14 by halftime.
The Lady Owls of Abundant Life were held to just one point in the second half by the suffocating Ouachita defense.
Amanda Weldon paced the Lady Warriors with 17 points, including three 3-pointers.