February 2018

Members of the Malvern Lions Club sing America the Beautiful during the meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 30.Malvern sophomore Dakovon Blackmon plays defese against the Gurdon Go Devils during their game on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018.Malvern junior Jasmyne Monk dribbles the ball past a Gurdon Lady Go Devil during their game on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018.Judge Chris E Williams spoke to local law enforcement, local judges and local mental health facilities on Feb. 1 in the HSC Courthouse about the Crisis Intervention Protocol and how these agencies will handle individuals who demonstrate substantial likelihood of hurting themselves or others as well as individuals in an acute state.Visitors at the Malvern Senior Center pick out their prizes after winning at bingo on Thursday, Feb. 1.Bismarck junior Dylan Clayton plays defense against the Gurdon Go Devils.Bismarck senior Haley Vincent dribbles the ball past the defense of the Gurdon Lady Go Devils. Alexis Moser and Emily Cunningham, students with East Lab at Malvern Middle School, visited the Malvern Area Kiwanis Club on Thursday, Feb. 1 to talk about an app they’re designing with Santiago Delana for autistic kids. The graduating seniors on the Bismarck boy’s basketball team are recognized before their game with the Gurdon Go Devils on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2018.Bismarck celebrates senior night with the graduating seniors on the girl’s basketball team on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018.Students at Ouachita cheer on their team as they play the Magnet Cove Panthers Friday, Feb. 2, 2018.Ouachita Warrior Titus McBay loses the ball against the Magnet Cove defense during their game on Friday, Feb. 2, 2018.The Ouachita Lady Warriors go down the court while the Magnet Cove Lady Panthers get back on defense during their game on Friday Feb. 2, 2018.The Malvern Leopards eighth grade boy’s basketball team traveled to Lakeside to face the Rams on Thursday, Feb. 1. The Rams beat the Leopards 41-40.The 2017 Sexy Legs contest winner, Benny Hardage, shows the leg lamp prize he presented to the 2018 winner, Ty Napper. The contest was held on Saturday, Feb. 3 at the Boys & Girls Club of Malvern and Hot Spring county and raised $3,941 for children’s charities in Hot Spring County.Ty Napper, with the Boys & Girls Club of Malvern and Hot Spring County, won the Malvern Area Kiwanis annual Sexy Legs Contest on Saturday, Feb. 3. For the contest, contestants collected donations and each dollar counted as a vote. Napper brought in $727.87. The contest was astoundingly close. The runner up, Mike Burris, brought in $727 even.AT&T held a ribbon cutting at the home of Ron and Judy McCool on Spot Efird Road introducing AT&T’s first fixed wireless internet in the area. The Malvern Leopards go up for the shot against the Robinson Senators during their game Monday, Feb. 5.The Malvern Lady Leopards and the Robinson Lady Senators wait for the rebound during their game on Monday, Feb. 5.Attendees at the annual 4-H Pancake Breakfast line up for an old fashioned pancake breakfast on Saturday, Feb. 3 at First Baptist Church Family Life Center in Malvern.During the agenda meeting on Monday, Feb. 3, the Malvern City Council welcomed the city’s new code enforcement officer, Chat Hart. The Hot Spring County Museum holds a collection of antique bottles and bottling materials, including antique bottles, from Clem Bottling Works. Clem Bottling Works operated in Hot Spring County from 1907 to 1972.Dara Harmon visits with her great-niece, Kayleigh Costello at the annual 4-H Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, Feb. 3 at First Baptist Church Family Life Center in Malvern.Glen Rose senior Hunter Church signed his letter of intent to the Henderson State University Reddies on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018 on National Signing Day at the Glen Rose Arena. Church was a defensive lineman and offensive lineman for the Glen Rose High School Football team. National Signing Day is a day where high school seniors sign a binding National Letter of Intent for a collegiate sport. Attendees filled the room at the annual Hot Spring County 4-H Old Fashioned Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, Feb. 3 at First Baptist Church Family Life Center in Malvern. Magnet Cove senior Heath Martin goes in for the layup against the Foreman Gators during their game on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018.Magnet Cove sophomore Kailyn Harville plays defense against the Foreman Lady Gators Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018.4-H member Sean Costello takes the job of cleaning tables serious after the annual 4-H Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, Feb. 3 at First Baptist Church Family Life Center in Malvern.Terry Bracy, Bill Scrimshire and Jim Scrimshire check in at the annual 4-H Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, Feb. 3 at First Baptist Church Family Life Center in Malvern.Tony Jenkins at the annual 4-H Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, Feb. 3 at First Baptist Church Family Life Center in Malvern.Pastor Courtney Latina presided over the “Fun” at the Malvern Area Kiwanis Club on Thursday, Feb. 8. Latina presided over the games before the business meeting. The Malvern Area Kiwanis Club meets every Thursday at noon at Western Sizzlin’.Workers shut down the right lane on Main Street to perform repairs on Thursday, Feb. 8. Glen Rose’s Raymond Murry and Bismarck’s Preston Phillips shake hands before their match on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018 at the Glen Rose Arena. The Bismarck wrestling team competed with Glen Rose as well as McClellan High School during the meet.Marion Gibson (Literacy Council), Alex Noble (Malvern High School Senior) and Jennifer Shnaekel (Malvern High School principal) discuss topics to improve Hot Spring County during a round table discussion at the Hot Spring County Conversations meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 7, at College of the Ouachitas.Dottie Baker (center) and Darryl Baker (left) accepted a plaque honoring Don Baker from Michael Chance at the Steak Soiree held Saturday, Feb. 10 at Family Farm in Glen Rose. Glen Rose sophomore Brayden Lyons and Malvern junior Darion Weaver battle for the rebound during their game on Friday, Feb. 9, 2018.Glen Rose junior Kasey Griffin gets the ball during their game against Malvern on Friday, Feb. 9, 2018.Marsha Rice prepares to donate blood on Monday, Feb. 12 at the Arkansas Blood Institute Blood Drive held in the Walmart parking lot. Arkansas has been hit hard by the flu/cold epidemic with donors ill and increased numbers in the hospital blood donors are in need.The Malvern City Council met on Monday, Feb. 12 to vote on the purchase of a vehicle, condemnations, an alley closing and document shredding.Work continues on the new roof for the Hot Spring County Courthouse. Members of the Hot Spring County 4-H Teen Leaders lead the Pledge of Allegiance during the monthly Hot Spring County Quorum Court meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 13.Amy Whitehead with the UCA Community Development Institute led the round table discussion at the Hot Spring County Conversations held on Wednesday, Feb. 7 at College of the Ouachitas.Helping Hands of Bismarck was presented a check from First Baptist Church of Bismarck to assist in their purchasing of a building on Monday, Feb. 12. Present for the presentation from left to right were Jay Harrell, Kay Compton, Margaret Phillips, Evan Smith (Senior Pastor First Baptist Church of Bismarck), James Goff (President), Sondra Goff (Director), Madge Mitchell, Ann Wilson and Sandy Williams. Bismarck sophomore Colton McMullin looks to pass the ball during a recent game.Donnie Owens, manager at the Malvern Country Club, gave an update on projects ongoing and completed to the Malvern Lions Club on Tuesday, Feb. 13.Shelia Williams, Vice President and Administrator of Baptist Health Medical Center — HSC thanked everyone for their attendance and donations at the 2018 Steak Soiree held Saturday, Feb. 10 at Family Farm. The event was a benefit for the Hot Spring County Medical Foundation.Will Tanner was awarded the Employee of the Year by Clare Graham, Library Director, at the annual Friends of the Library meeting on Feb. 13, 2018.Linda Cunningham won Volunteer of the Year at the Friends of the Library annual meeting on Feb. 13, 2018.Tom Dillard spoke about new bylaws and incorporation papers at the Friends of the Library annual meeting on Feb. 13, 2018.Glen Rose senior Holly Crutchfield dribbles the ball past a defender during a recent game.Rick McClure speaks about the Economic Development Corporation at the Hot Spring County Conversations held on Wednesday, Feb. 7 at College of the Ouachitas.Walt Coleman was the keynote speaker at the 2018 Steak Soiree held Saturday, Feb. 10 at Family Farm. The event was a benefit for the Hot Spring County Medical Foundation.Republican gubernatorial candidate Jan Morgan of Hot Springs spoke at the Malvern Rotary luncheon on Wednesday, Feb. 14.The Magnet Cove seventh grade boys basketball team was recognized during senior night at Magnet Cove for winning their seventh grade championship game 16-15 against Maumelle Charter.The Magnet Cove third and sixth grade peewee girls basketball teams were recognized during senior night at Magnet Cove for winning their championship games.The Bismarck Lady Lions set up on defense during a recent game.The Malvern Area Kiwanis Club presented a cake to member Lauren McClard in honor of her soon-to-be-born baby. Ouachita senior Logan Gilbert gets the rebound during their game with Emerson on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018.Melinda Sanders (left), Dean of Health Sciences at College of the Ouachitas visits with Kristina Carnes, Community Educator with the Attorney General’s office after the presentation to attendees about the Opioid crisis in Arkansas.Ouachita sophomore Nathaniel Sandage goes to block the layup by Nevada senior Brandon Gulley during the semifinals game on Friday, Feb. 16, 2018.Ouachita junior Haley Langley shoots the ball against the Emerson Lady Pirates during the semifinals game on Friday, Feb. 16.Fans cheer on their teams during the district tournament held at Ouachita High School on Friday, Feb. 16, 2018.Ouachita sophomore Georgia Davis secures the rebound during the semifinals of the 1A-7 East District Tournament. The Lady Warriors won the district tournament 63-31 over the Nevada Blue Jays.Bismarck senior McKenzie Efird shoots the three during a recent game. The Lady Lions will face the Bald Knob Lady Bulldogs at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22 at Rose Bud High School in the 3A-2 Regional Tournament.Connie Cheatham and Tony Jenkins visit at the monthly Chamber Breakfast held on Thursday, Feb. 15 at College of the Ouachitas.Roads were blocked off by the Road Department on Wednesday, Feb. 21 due to flooding and heavy rain.(Clockwise) Tony Jenkins, Donnie Taber, Mason Robertson, Tammy Passafume and Pat Simms listen to the speaker at the monthly Chamber Breakfast held on Thursday, Feb. 15 at College of the Ouachitas.Malvern and Main Street was rainy and gloomy on Wednesday, Feb. 21. The Ouachita Warriors set up on defense during a recent game. The Warriors will face the Dermott Rams in the 1A-5 Regional Tournament on Thursday, Feb. 22 at Hampton High School.Poyen senior Mikayla Kai Montiho gets the rebound during a recent game. The Lady Indians will face the Lafayette County Lady Cougars at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22 at Poyen.Tammy Passafiume, Jennifer Eubanks and Terri Bryant visit at the monthly Chamber Breakfast held on Thursday, Feb. 15 at College of the Ouachitas.Candidate filing began at noon on Thursday, Feb. 22 in the Hot Spring County Courthouse. (Far back) Democratic Committee chairman Tom Dillard (far right) checks County Judge Dennis Thornton in as the first democratic candidate to file for office. (Front) Republican Committee secretary Holly Houpt (front right) checks in Darrin Hardy (left), candidate for JP District 4 and Teresa Pilcher, candidate for Circuit Clerk as the first candidates to file for office as a Republican.Wednesday’s heavy rains resulted in flooding all across Arkansas and Hot Spring County. Water is still high in some areas, and the lower trails at the Ouachita River Whitewater Park and Resort are still flooded.Glen Rose plays defense during a recent game.The Ouachita Lady Warriors get loud while playing defense during a recent game.Central Arkansas Development Council Scat Support Staff Bonnie Fain and Debbie Gullett. CADC Headstart Women at Work from left to right Carla Merkel Ratliff, Ronnia Lane, Athena Welsh, Melanie Jackson, Heather Bopp and Michelle McNeely.Julie Pacheco is an executive secretary for Baptist Health Medical Center-Hot Spring County.Linda Chandler (left) and her sister, Opal Cox volunteer in the Baptist Health Medical Center - HSC’s Pink Ladies Gift Shop.Malvern Mayor Brenda Weldon (center), Malvern Water Works Manager David Coston, Financial Officer Todd Corley, and Matt Dunn and Les Price with Crist Engineering, met recently to discuss plans for water and sewer repair projects and flow studies. Michelle Hood, Central Arkansas Development Council CSBG Program Participation SpecialistThe Poyen Lady Indians go for the block against the Spring Hill Lady Bears during their game on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018Harold McAlpine (left) and Bobbie McAlpine and Kristin Plummer (right) visit with Congressman Bruce Westerman at Coffee with your Congressman on Wednesday, Feb. 21 at College of the Ouachitas.Ouachita sophomore Elise Hicks goes for the steal against Lafayette County during their game on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018.The Ouachita Warriors go for the rebound during a recent game. The Warriors lost to the Dermott Rams Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 during the 1A-5 Regional Tournament held at Hampton High School. The Rams beat the Warriors 78-58.

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