December 2017

Crews continued the milling process of East Page Avenue in Malvern on Thursday, Nov. 30 preparing the roadway to be resurfaced.Tricia Baar, dean of learning at College of the Ouachitas, updated the Malvern Rotary Club on COTO’s Honors Seminar and their fundraiser to scholarship students for the Boys & Girls Club of Malvern & Hot Spring County. Yessenia Gonzalez, honors student with College of the Ouachitas, spoke to the Malvern Area Kiwanis on Thursday about her participation in the Honors Seminar. Collier Robertson, playing for the Bismarck Lions, scurries to avoid Magnet Cove’s defense during the game on Thursday, Nov. 30. Bismarck won the game 48-33. Starters for Magnet Cove and Bismarck, Micheal Rowton (Magnet Cove) and Colton McMullin (Bismarck) square off during their game at the Magnet Cove Invitational on Thursday, Nov. 30. Bismarck won the game 48-33. The College of the Ouachitas held a surprise retirement party for Terri Colananni (right) in the foyer of the College of the Ouachitas on Friday, Dec. 1.From left to right: Loy Mauch, Darrin Hardy, Stephen Merrit and Tobin Fulmer. These four and a few more volunteers from the Sons of Confederate Veterans restored several headstones in the cemeteries off of Pine Bluff Street on Saturday, Dec. 2. Plenty of time for a selfie before the start of the Magnet Cove Senior Tournament  on Saturday, Dec. 2 at Magnet Cove High School.People filled the arena and had chats before the start of the Magnet Cove Senior Tournament  on Saturday, Dec. 2 at Magnet Cove High School.Fans got early seats for the Magnet Cove Senior Tournament  on Saturday, Dec. 2 at Magnet Cove High School.The Magnet Cove Lady Panthers played a very close game against Rison during the Magnet Cove Senior Tournament on Thursday, Nov. 30, the Lady Panthers fell 43-42. The Arklahoma Band performed for the Malvern Senior Center on Monday, Dec 4Angel Trees are set up at both front entrances of Malvern Walmart. Angels may be chosen from the tree at anytime. Gifts should be returned to Walmart by  6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 21.Ted Bolton, an Airman First Class and veteran of The Korean War, was only 9 years old when Japan attacked Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. His father saved that day’s newspaper for him and he kept it all his life. The ends are frayed and Bolton said nothing lasts forever, but he took care of it well and the newspaper still clearly tells the story of those who lost their lives during the attack.Ted Bolton, an Airman First Class and veteran of The Korean War, was only 9 years old when Japan attacked Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. His father saved that day’s newspaper for him and he kept it all his life. The ends are frayed and Bolton said nothing lasts forever, but he took care of it well and the newspaper still clearly tells the story of those who lost their lives during the attack.The Poyen Lady Indians defeated Magnet Cove 59-19 on Tuesday, Dec. 5. The Malvern Area Kiwanis Club made a $250 donation to HannahGrace’s Gift, an organization which collects toys for foster children in Hot Spring County for Christmas. The Malvern Hot Spring County Library employees all dressed up in their ugliest sweaters on Thursday, December 7. On Saturday, December 9 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Library will be having an ugly sweater craft activity where you bring your own sweater and make it perfectly ugly for the holidays. The public can vote on the ugliest sweater until December 21.The Highway Department shutdown sections of East Page one lane at a time on Wednesday and Thursday to repave the road, which had previously been milled in preparation. The Glen Rose Beavers defeated Saline County Christian Homeschool 56-48 on Thursday, Dec. 7.The Glen Rose Lady Beavers (shown here in a recent game) defeated Saline County Christian Homeschool 64-27 on Thursday, Dec. 7.Jessa Davis, 7, stopped by the Malvern Daily Record office Wednesday, Dec. 6 because she wanted to help spread Christmas cheer with a piece of art she colored at school and be a famous newspaper star. She said she hopes it helps get others in the Christmas spirit.Fans from both schools poured in to Magnet Cove to watch the game against Poyen on Tuesday Dec.. 5.Fans from both schools poured in to Magnet Cove to watch the game against Poyen on Tuesday Dec.. 5.The Malvern Junior High and High School cheerleaders baked and delivered cookies to the Malvern Police Department, Sheriff’s Department, Prosecuting Attorney, the HSC Jail, the Malvern Fire Department and The Crossing on Friday, Dec. 8.The Bismarck Lions talk strategy during a recent game. The Lions fell to Fountain Lake 52-27 on Friday, Dec. 8. The Magnet Cove Cheer  team performed for the fans during the game between Magnet Cove and Poyen on Tuesday, Dec. 5. The Magnet Cove Dance team performed for the fans during the game between Magnet Cove and Poyen on Tuesday, Dec. 5. The Poyen Cheer team performed for the fans during the game between Magnet Cove and Poyen on Tuesday, Dec. 5. Zane Rogers with the Glen Rose Volunteer Fire Department works to put out a rekindled fire from an early morning blaze on Highway 67 north that claimed a home, two  out buildings and automobiles.Members of Hot Spring County 4-H Clubs led the Pledge of Allegiance at the Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2017 monthly Quorum Court meeting held at the Hot Spring County Courthouse.The Malvern Choir visited the Malvern Lions Club on Tuesday, Dec. 12 to sing Christmas carols for members. The Choir performed in two groups.The Malvern City Council held its first reading on an ordinance to repeal a 1968 park ordinance which allowed sleeping at Malvern City Park. The Council also voted to adopt the 2018 budget.John Allan Funk (right) and Charlie Three get ready to stare down the other. Funk won the stare down.Trevon Brush charges the net for Glen Rose during a recent game. On Tuesday, Dec. 12, the Beavers defeated Bismarck 68-42, while the Bismarck Lady Lions won their game against Glen Rose 41-25. The Malvern Junior High and High school cheer team baked cookies for the Malvern Police Department, the Hot Spring County Sheriff’s Department, the Hot Spring County Prosecuting Attorney’s office, the Malvern Fire Department, the Hot Spring County Jail and The Crossing on Thursday, Dec. 7 to deliver on Friday, Dec. 8.Two groups from Malvern’s choir sang Christmas songs for the Malvern Lions Club on Tuesday, Dec. 12.Rockport Mayor Darrell Hughes (left) visits with the crew from The Show With No Name from 103.7 The Buzz, from left to right Roger Scott, David Bazzel and Tommy Smith on Thursday, Dec. 14 at the Grand Opening of the new Big Red located at 2209 Oliver Landcaster in Rockport. Santa Claus greeted the crowd during the Malvern Christmas Parade on Thursday, Dec. 14 in downtown Malvern.The Magnet Cove Panthers and the Bismarck Lions recently battled it out during a nonconference game. The First National Title Company held its ribbon cutting and open house for its Malvern branch on Wednesday, December 13, 2017.The Glen Rose Lady Beavers pass the ball during a recent game. The Magnet Cove Panthers defend their home court. The Malvern Leopards take on Centerpoint during a  recent gameThe Poyen Lady Indians and the Ouachita Lady Warriors battled it out during a recent game. The Ouachita Warriors warm up before a recent game.Bismarck’s Hannah Weatherford (13) and a Ouachita Girls Basketball player battle for the ball during a Ouachita home game on Thursday, Dec. 14. Ouachita Girls Baksetball won the match 36-35. Bismarck’s next game will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 19 at home against Arkadelphia. Ouachita is scheduled to play Gurdon at Gurdon on Thursday, Dec. 21 at 4:30 p.m.Jo Owings and Cindy Hall showed their Christmas Spirit with light up shirts at the Malvern Christmas Parade on Thursday, Dec. 14.Mikayla Kai Montiho (Poyen Lady Indians) prepares for a foul shot during a recent game. A residence at the corner of Sullenberger and South Main Streets was decorded to wish everyone a Merry Christmas during the Malvern Christmas Parade on Tuesday, Dec. 14.Ouachita fans had the best seat in the house, behind the goal during the Ouachita vs. Bismarck games on Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017 at Ouachita.Don’t forget the referees! That’s a hard job keeping track of players on the court during the Ouachita vs. Bismarck game on Thursday, Dec. 14.Record keepers and students with cameras recorded the games between Bismarck and Ouachita on Thursday, Dec. 14. Sparky the Fire Dog walks along side the Malvern Fire Department in the 2017 Malvern Christmas Parade held on Thursday, Dec. 14 in downtown Malvern.Acme Brick brought the big truck to celebrate Christmas in the 2017 Malvern Christmas Parade on Thursday, Dec. 14.The Malvern High School Marching Band made their annual appearance at the Christmas parade on Dec. 14 where they played their jazzy spin on “We Wish You A Merry Christmas” under the direction of Ken Williams. The band also recently had its Christmas concert on Dec. 19 where the Band Boosters had their bake sale auction.Brittany Reding and Mollie Moore manned the Malvern Daily Record float on Thursday, Dec. 14.The Glen Rose Lady Beavers and the Poyen Lady Indians battle it out for the winJosh Waddles, dressed as an elf and handed out Malvern Daily Record free items to parade watchers on Thursday, Dec. 14.Local marching bands entertained parade watchers with music while marching down Main Street in the 2017 Malvern Christmas Parade on Thursday, Dec. 14.The Malvern Daily Record made an appearance with a decorated Mule at the Hot Spring County Christmas Parade on Dec. 14. Employees were dressed in Santa (and elf) hats, handing out Christmas goodies.Phillip and Teresa Clardy waved to parade watchers during the 2017 Malvern Christmas Parade held on Thursday, Dec. 14.The Indians and the Beavers battle it out for the rebound in Tuesday’s game.Shauna, Ronnie and Bo Hunter enjoyed watching the 2017 Malvern Christmas Parade on Thursday, Dec. 14.Hot Spring County Judge Dennis Thornton (right) prepares to great parade watchers while holding granddaughter, Peri and grandson, Park during the Malvern Christmas Parade on Thursday, Dec. 14. The vehicle was driven by Thornton’s son, Ryan. Riding in the vehicle is Thornton’s wife, Glorie and daughter-in-law, Nikki.For library patrons who have an overdue fine, the Malvern-Hot Spring County Library will accept non-perishable food items and take $1.00 off per item for any fine owed. This does not apply to books or DVDs that have been lost or damaged. Food for Fines will continue until Dec. 31 and all items will be donated to Libby’s R.O.S.E. food pantry. The library would also like to announce that it will be closed from Dec. 22 to Dec. 26, and Dec. 30 to  Jan. 1st. (But will be open from Dec. 27 to Dec. 29.)Supporting the ones that gave their life for US at the Malvern Christmas Parade on Thursday, Dec. 14.Jackie Harrelson, with Stop Animal Cruelty, visited the Malvern Rotary Club on Wednesday, Dec. 13. She said Stop Animal Cruelty is projected to save a total of about 1,000 animals’ lives in 2017.Libby’s R.O.S.E., a thrift store and food pantry on West Page opened its Christmas room on Dec. 11. Libby’s R.O.S.E. is always searching for donations of every sort, including food donations for the pantry, thrift items and toys. Gragg said they also accept lightly used clothes, shoes and furniture. She asks that donations be reusable and clean. (There are no washing machines at the shop.) Libby’s R.O.S.E. asks that all donations be dropped off during open hours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through FridayPoyen’s Elise Hicks dribbles past a Glen Rose defender in a recent game.The Enchanted Forest of Christmas Trees is located at 212 Moline Street in Malvern. Lights will be on display through Christmas Day from 6 to 10 p.m. The Enchanted Forest of Christmas Trees is located at 212 Moline Street in Malvern. Lights will be on display through Christmas Day from 6 to 10 p.m. The Enchanted Forest of Christmas Trees is located at 212 Moline Street in Malvern. Lights will be on display through Christmas Day from 6 to 10 p.m. The Enchanted Forest of Christmas Trees is located at 212 Moline Street in Malvern. Lights will be on display through Christmas Day from 6 to 10 p.m. The Enchanted Forest of Christmas Trees is located at 212 Moline Street in Malvern. Lights will be on display through Christmas Day from 6 to 10 p.m. The Enchanted Forest of Christmas Trees is located at 212 Moline Street in Malvern. Lights will be on display through Christmas Day from 6 to 10 p.m. The Enchanted Forest of Christmas Trees is located at 212 Moline Street in Malvern. Lights will be on display through Christmas Day from 6 to 10 p.m. The Enchanted Forest of Christmas Trees is located at 212 Moline Street in Malvern. Lights will be on display through Christmas Day from 6 to 10 p.m. The Enchanted Forest of Christmas Trees is located at 212 Moline Street in Malvern. Lights will be on display through Christmas Day from 6 to 10 p.m. The Enchanted Forest of Christmas Trees is located at 212 Moline Street in Malvern. Lights will be on display through Christmas Day from 6 to 10 p.m. The Enchanted Forest of Christmas Trees is located at 212 Moline Street in Malvern. Lights will be on display through Christmas Day from 6 to 10 p.m. The Enchanted Forest of Christmas Trees is located at 212 Moline Street in Malvern. Lights will be on display through Christmas Day from 6 to 10 p.m. The Enchanted Forest of Christmas Trees is located at 212 Moline Street in Malvern. Lights will be on display through Christmas Day from 6 to 10 p.m. The Enchanted Forest of Christmas Trees is located at 212 Moline Street in Malvern. Lights will be on display through Christmas Day from 6 to 10 p.m. The Enchanted Forest of Christmas Trees is located at 212 Moline Street in Malvern. Lights will be on display through Christmas Day from 6 to 10 p.m. The Enchanted Forest of Christmas Trees is located at 212 Moline Street in Malvern. Lights will be on display through Christmas Day from 6 to 10 p.m. The Enchanted Forest of Christmas Trees is located at 212 Moline Street in Malvern. Lights will be on display through Christmas Day from 6 to 10 p.m. The Enchanted Forest of Christmas Trees is located at 212 Moline Street in Malvern. Lights will be on display through Christmas Day from 6 to 10 p.m. The Enchanted Forest of Christmas Trees is located at 212 Moline Street in Malvern. Lights will be on display through Christmas Day from 6 to 10 p.m. The Enchanted Forest of Christmas Trees is located at 212 Moline Street in Malvern. Lights will be on display through Christmas Day from 6 to 10 p.m. The Enchanted Forest of Christmas Trees is located at 212 Moline Street in Malvern. Lights will be on display through Christmas Day from 6 to 10 p.m. The Enchanted Forest of Christmas Trees is located at 212 Moline Street in Malvern. Lights will be on display through Christmas Day from 6 to 10 p.m. The Enchanted Forest of Christmas Trees is located at 212 Moline Street in Malvern. Lights will be on display through Christmas Day from 6 to 10 p.m. The Enchanted Forest of Christmas Trees is located at 212 Moline Street in Malvern. Lights will be on display through Christmas Day from 6 to 10 p.m. The Enchanted Forest of Christmas Trees is located at 212 Moline Street in Malvern. Lights will be on display through Christmas Day from 6 to 10 p.m. The Enchanted Forest of Christmas Trees is located at 212 Moline Street in Malvern. Lights will be on display through Christmas Day from 6 to 10 p.m. The Enchanted Forest of Christmas Trees is located at 212 Moline Street in Malvern. Lights will be on display through Christmas Day from 6 to 10 p.m. Governor Asa Hutchinson visited the Glen Rose School District, which hosted a switch ceremony to symbolize the completion of a 2-year state-wide school broadband initiative on Thursday, July 20. Malvern High School students take a break and go outdoors to view the Solar Eclipse on Monday, Aug. 2, 2017.The Malvern Leopards and the Fountain Lake Cobras wait for the rebound.Chad Ledbetter was appointed by a majority vote on Tuesday (July 25, 2017) at the Hot Spring County Quorum Court meeting. Malvern sophomore Tiffany Monk dribbles past a Fountain Lake defender. About 15 inmates and possibly one guard were injured when a bus transporting prisoners was involved in an accident on Martin Luther King Boulevard on Friday, Dec. 22.Christina Harris, student body president with Malvern High School, was recently accepted into a Naval prep academy after a demanding application process and an endorsement from State Senator John Boozman.The Annual Christmas Community Meal hit a record this year with at least 1,252 meals being served. Guests (pictured above) enjoyed ham, dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry sauce, green beans, dessert and a drink. The meal is made possible by various volunteers of the Malvern area and is held at First United Methodist Church each year on Christmas Day.Fans watch as time expires in the third quarter of the Malvern’s boys game against Fountain Lake on Thursday, Dec. 21.Leo the Leopard spreading Christmas joy at Thursdays game.Malvern students watch as Malvern takes on the Cobras Thursday.Patrick Daniel III recently returned from his deployment in Djibouti, a nation in Africa, where he joined a mission to contain a terrorist group, Al-ShebaabThe Arkansas Blood Institute held a blood drive in front of Sykes on Tuesday, Dec. 26. Glen Rose junior Jace Haynes dribbles past a defender in a recent game. The Beavers lost to Arkadelphia 52-35 Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017.Glen Rose senior Holly Crutchfield gets a screen during a recent game. The Lady Beavers beat the Arkadelphia Badgers 47-37 on Thursday, Dec. 21.  Glen Rose will face Magnet Cove in the Herb Russel Holiday Hoops tournament held at Ouachita High School Thursday, Dec. 28.The cake served at the Drug Court Christmas Dinner shows the catch phrase Judge Chris E Williams shares with all Drug Court participants. Jenna Smith (left), area manager of Area 10 for Arkansas Community Corrections, poses for a picture with Circuit Judge Chris E Williams at the Drug Court Christmas Dinner at Second Baptist Church on Thursday, Dec. 21. Smith organized the event. More pictures are on page 6.Malvern High School will be empty for the rest of this year, the Leopards not returning to school until Jan. 8, 2018.Judge Chris E Williams recognized Drug Court ministers who counsel participants or have in the past. Ministers include (in no particular order) Keith Rowton, with Donaldson Missionary Baptist Church; Jimmy Bobo, with First Assembly of God; Bruce Bennett, with First United Methodist; Tammy Harrell, with First United Methodist; Lavon Post; John Chandler, with Second Baptist Church; JN McCollum (Not shown) with First Baptist of Rockport; and Joey McDermott (Not shown), pastor of Second Baptist Church. Second BVolunteers handed out hams provided by Tyson Inc for families to take home during the Drug Court Christmas Dinner on Thursday, Dec. 21.The Christmas weekend is finally over, and the Malvern Walmart was filled with its usual group of people, Walmart employees no doubt preparing to stock up before the snow that’s projected to happen next week on Jan 4.The cold and proximity to the holidays didn’t delay work on the side of East Page for long. Crews were out digging by the telephone poles on Wednesday, Dec. 27.The Annual Community Christmas Meal hit a record with 1,252 meals being served to the community on Christmas Day, Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 at FUMC.Volunteers Jason, Velda and Jacob Keeney took a break from the kitchen to visit Santa at the annual Community Christmas Meal on Christmas Day, Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 at FUMC.Kitchen volunteers made more than 1,252 meals from donated food at the annual Community Christmas Meal on Christmas Day, Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 at FUMC.Sable Nix thanks Santa for all the gifts he gave her for Christmas at the annual Community Christmas Meal on Christmas Day, Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 at FUMC.Volunteers wait for meals to be prepared so they can deliver to guests at the annual Community Christmas Meal on Christmas Day, Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 at FUMC.Volunteers wait for meals to be prepared so they can deliver to guests at the annual Community Christmas Meal on Christmas Day, Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 at FUMC.Volunteers wait for meals to be prepared so they can deliver to guests at the annual Community Christmas Meal on Christmas Day, Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 at FUMC.Drug Court staff and participants enjoyed a Christmas party at Second Baptist Church on Thursday, Dec. 21. Several donors paid for the meal and gifts for the kids, which ACC staff bought locally. The Malvern Leopards faced the Fountain Lake Cobras in a recent game.  Both the men’s and women’s basketball teams won against the Cobras Dec. 21. The men’s and women’s basketball teams will compete in the Goldfish Classic on Dec. 27 through Dec. 29.The Magnet Cove High School band was also at the Malvern Christmas parade with their mascot. Malvern Mayor Brenda Weldon was featured in the Christmas parade, donning  a Santa hat and waving at the people of Malvern.Some “Whos” from Whoville handed out candy and goodies on Thursday, Dec. 14 to all those in attendance in the Christmas Parade. Their hair was done up, and they wore fun, warm and bright costumes.Bismarck goes in for the layup against Poyen at the Herb Russell Holiday Hoops Tournament held at Ouachita High School on Dec. 29, 2017.Volunteers from the Arkansas Blood Institute set up for people giving blood at the Boys & Girls Club of Malvern and Hot Spring County on Friday, Dec. 29. Magnet Cove junior Abigail Zarate dribbles the ball before the game at the Herb Russell Holiday Hoops Tournament on Dec. 29, 2017.

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