January 2018

Bismarck and Poyen wait for the rebound when they met up in Herb Russell Holiday Hoops TournamentFans peek through a window at Ouachita High School during the Herb Rusell Holiday Hoops Tournament on Dec. 29, 2017.Fans cheer on their team during the Herb Russell Holiday Hoops Tournament that was held Dec. 28-30, 2017.Fans watch while teams play at the Herb Russell Holiday Hoops Tournament on Dec. 29, 2017.Fans eagerly cheer on their team at the Herb Russell Holiday Hoops Tournament on Dec. 29, 2017.Fans look on as teams face off in the Herb Russell Holiday Hoops Tournament on Dec. 29, 2017.The Senior Center Choir performed gospel songs at the Senior Center on Friday, Dec. 29. Jared Davis was sworn in as the new Hot Spring County Deputy Prosecutor on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2017 at the Hot Spring County Courthouse. The Honorable Chris E Williams swore him in at 8:30 a.m.The Poyen Lady Indians score big during a recent game against the Glen Rose Lady Beavers.John Ross and Lauri Ross visited relatives at the Malvern Senior Center on Thursday, Dec. 28. The Magnet Cove Lady Panthers shoot around before a recent game.The Malvern City Council will hold its second reading of a bill to repeal a 1968 ordinance that allows sleeping at Malvern City Park. The Poyen Indians and the Bismarck Lions battling it out during a recent game.The Poyen Lady Indians take on the Glen Rose Lady Beavers during a recent game.The Hot Spring County Extension Homemakers Club holds quilt shows every year at Brickfest. On Jan. 20, the EHC will hold a soup supper to raise funds. The new dressing rooms at the Ouachita River Whitewater Park and Resort are almost finished.The Malvern Senior Center held a bingo game on Thursday, Jan. 4. Malvern sophomore Shae Juniel goes up for the shot in a battle with Bismarck during a game on Jan. 4, 2018.Malvern senior Cameron Walsh goes up for the score against the Bismarck Lions during a game on Jan. 4, 2018.Amber Price provided two musical selections for guests at the 22nd Annual Malvern Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Association Prayer Breakfast held on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018 at the Odie B. Williams Center of First Baptist Church on Vine Street in Malvern.Amber Price provided two musical selections for guests at the 22nd Annual Malvern Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Association Prayer Breakfast held on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018 at the Odie B. Williams Center of First Baptist Church on Vine Street in Malvern.Amber Price provided two musical selections for guests at the 22nd Annual Malvern Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Association Prayer Breakfast held on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018 at the Odie B. Williams Center of First Baptist Church on Vine Street in Malvern.Amber Price provided two musical selections for guests at the 22nd Annual Malvern Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Association Prayer Breakfast held on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018 at the Odie B. Williams Center of First Baptist Church on Vine Street in Malvern.Elder James Sanders (standing) introduces the keynote speaker, Rev. Chat D. Hart (left) to attendees at the 22nd Annual Malvern Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Association Prayer Breakfast on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018 at the Odie B. Williams Center at First Baptist Church on Vine Street in Malvern. Elder James Sanders (standing) introduces the keynote speaker, Rev. Chat D. Hart (left) to attendees at the 22nd Annual Malvern Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Association Prayer Breakfast on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018 at the Odie B. Williams Center at First Baptist Church on Vine Street in Malvern. Community members filled the Odie B. Williams Center of First Baptist Church on Vine Street in Malvern for the 22nd Annual Malvern Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Association Prayer Breakfast held on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018.Community members filled the Odie B. Williams Center of First Baptist Church on Vine Street in Malvern for the 22nd Annual Malvern Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Association Prayer Breakfast held on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018.Judge Chris E Williams was asked to announce other elected officials in attendance at the 22nd Annual Malvern Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Association Prayer Breakfast held on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018 at the Odie B. Williams Center of First Baptist Church on Vine Street in Malvern.Judge Chris E Williams was asked to announce other elected officials in attendance at the 22nd Annual Malvern Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Association Prayer Breakfast held on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018 at the Odie B. Williams Center of First Baptist Church on Vine Street in Malvern.Rubye Ollison and JoAnn Ray-Abby were two of the volunteers that cooked breakfast for the 22nd Annual Malvern Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Association Prayer Breakfast held on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018 at the Odie B. Williams Center of First Baptist Church on Vine Street in Malvern.Malvern fans are eager to watch their team during the Bismarck at Malvern game Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018.Malvern fans get excited during the Bismarck at Malvern game Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018.Bismarck fans watch their team during the Bismarck at Malvern game Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018.Malvern fans cheer on their team during the Bismarck at Malvern game Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018.Malvern Junior Logan Schneider goes in for the layup during a recent game.The Poyen Indians wait for the rebound during a recent game.Bismarck junior Makina Crews-Reece competes against North Little Rock sophomore Tyson Tatum.Glen Rose senior Dalen Baldwin takes on North Little Rock senior Jamarcus Richards during the dual at Glen Rose.Glen Rose sophomore Logan Phillips goes against North Little Rock senior Keiman Wyatt during the dual at Glen Rose.Pete Willis visited the Hot Spring County Historical Society to give a presentation on a copy of a 1943 Malvern Daily Record newspaper which announced Hot Spring County’s vote to become a dry county. Workers with David Cross Construction installed a new awning at the Malvern Mayor’s Office on Tuesday, Jan. 9. The Malvern City Council held its second reading of an ordinance to abolish a 1960s ordinance allowing sleeping at Malvern City Park on Monday, Jan. 8.Glen Rose sophomore Brayden Lyons goes up for the shot against Fountain Lake.The Glen Rose Lady Beavers go in for the layup against Fountain Lake.The Glen Rose Junior High boys basketball team goes up for a shot against Fountain Lake. The junior boys won 42-28 in their game against the Cobras on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018.The Hot Spring County Museum holds a mostly complete loom upstairs. These hand-operated wooden machines were used to weave thread into cloth. The bronze statue of Triple Crown winner American Pharaoh now stands at the newly redesigned entrance to the grandstand at Oaklawn Racing and Gaming in Hot Springs.County Judge Dennis Thornton (left) presents the original 1935 Hot Spring county Courthouse specifications book to Virginia Cardin (center) and Melissa Phillips (right) with the Hot Spring County Museum on Thursday, Jan. 12 after the book was archived. The book was found at the museum and archived at the Arkansas State Archives.Victory Praise and Worship held a special prayer service and sermon the last Wednesday before Martin Luther King Junior Day.Poyen fans cheer on the Indians during the Magnet Cove at Poyen game Jan. 12, 2018.Poyen students have the best seat to watch Magnet Cove at Poyen Jan. 12, 2018.Fans watch their teams battle it out at the Magnet Cove at Poyen game Jan. 12, 2018.Hot Spring County Judge Dennis Thornton was presented a check for $59,342 on Friday, Jan. 12, 2018 from the Blue and You Foundation for a Healthier Arkansas for the purpose of providing Self Contained Breathing Apparatus to volunteer firefighters. Pictured above left to right is (front) Darian Piper with Western Central Development, Judge Dennis Thornton, Danna Carver, Kayla Propps with Blue Cross/Blue Shield Foundation, (back) firefighters Tim Chilcote (Magnet Cove), Chris Gains (Magnet Cove), Justin Buck The Praise Team of First Baptist Church on Vine Street in Malvern performed during the annual Malvern Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Association Gospel Fest held on Sunday, Jan. 14 at First Baptist Church on Vine Street in Malvern.The Martin Luther King Jr. Association honored Martin Luther King Junior at the 23rd annual banquet on Saturday, Jan. 13. Poyen sophomore Elise Hicks dribbles the ball down the court during the Magnet Cove at Poyen game Jan. 12, 2018.The Poyen Indians defend the ball against the Magnet Cove Panthers during the game Friday, Jan. 12, 2018.Malvern hosted a parade in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, Jan. 15. The Malvern High School Band marched in the parade down Main Street.Workers began repairs to the roof on the Hot Spring County Courthouse this week.Bill Scrimshire (standing right) shakes hands with long-time family friend, Larry Hendricks at a reception honoring Scrimshire’s 80th birthday on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018.The Community Choir sang selections for the crowd at the MLK Memorial Service on Jan. 15, 2018 at Greater New Hope Baptist Church.Rev. James Frierson Jr. was the keynote speaker for the MLK Memorial Service at Greater New Hope Baptist Church on Jan. 15, 2018.Allen Pulley won the Kristi Parker Norris Community Service Award at the Malvern-Hot Spring County Chamber Banquet.Christina Harris was named Young Person of the Year at the Malvern-Hot Spring County Chamber Banquet.The Glen Rose Lady Beavers wait for the rebound during a recent game.Jennifer Shnaekel was named Educator of the Year at the Malvern-Hot Spring County Chamber Banquet.Jimmy Crain, with the South Malvern Volunteer Fire Department, was named Firefighter of the Year at the Malvern-Hot Spring County Chamber Banquet. Joe Keith won the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Malvern-Hot Spring County Chamber Banquet. Mike and Sandra Bailey accepted Western Sizzlin’s award for Business of the Year at the Malvern-Hot Spring County Chamber Banquet.Randy Zook, with the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce, said Arkansas’ economy is booming during his presentation with the annual Chamber Banquet on Thursday, Jan. 18. Shane Davis, with the Rockport Police Department, was named Officer of the Year at the Malvern-Hot Spring County Chamber Banquet.Syliva Keen was named Manager of the Year at the Malvern-Hot Spring County Chamber Banquet.Terry Eubanks was named Health Care Worker, Emergency Responder of the Year at the Malvern-Hot Spring County Chamber Banquet. Tony Jenkins was named Person of the Year by the Malvern-Hot Spring County Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, Jan. 18. The Glen Rose Beavers go up for the shot against the Fountain Lake Cobras during their game on Jan. 19, 2018.The Fountain Lake Lady Cobras draw the foul against the Glen Rose Lady Beavers during their game on Jan. 19, 2018.The 2018 Glen Rose basketball homecoming queen, Morgan Padgett, gets crowned by her father during the homecoming evening ceremony on Friday, Jan. 19, 2018.Sunday evening winds left awnings and signs down on Main Street. A worker is pictured above working to repair the downed awning on Monday, Jan. 22.Drug Court celebrated the graduation of two new participants: Dennis Hathcock (left) and Angela Galloway. Pictured in the center is Judge Chris E Williams.Glen Rose senior Jarred Rodgers goes up for the block against the Fountain Lake Cobras during a recent game.The Hot Spring County Extension Homemakers held a soup dinner at the fairgrounds on Saturday, Jan. 20.Malvern senior Demias Jimerson goes for the dunk against the Bismarck Lions during their game on Tuesday, Jan. 23.Malvern senior Trina Leach shoots the jumper against Bismarck during their game on Tuesday, Jan. 23.Students with the 4-H Quiz Bowl Team recited the Pledge of Allegiance before the start of Quorum Court on Tuesday, Jan. 23. The kids are Troy Ray III, Hadassah Fryar and Eva Berryhill.Aerah Hardin gave an update to the Malvern Lions Club on Tuesday, Jan. 23 about Imagination Library, a program to mail free books to children in the county.The weather caused delays on the work on East Page. Asphalt can’t be poured until the ground temperature is above 40 degrees or it will crack, according to Malvern Mayor Brenda Weldon. The State Highway Department is in charge of the work.Visitors at the Malvern Senior Center escape the cold January mornings (and oddly warm afternoons) for Bingo before lunch is served. Bismarck sophomore Colton McMullin dribbles the ball down the court during the game against the Fountain Lake Cobras.The Bismarck Lady Lions play defense against the Fountain Lake Lady Cobras on Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018.Arkansas Treasurer of State Dennis Milligan visited the Malvern Area Kiwanis Club on Thursday, Jan. 15 to talk about the changes he’s made since he took office and the benefits of the Arkansas 529 GIFT Plan.Will Tanner, circulation clerk with the Malvern-Hot Spring County Library, showed off some of the many items printed with the library’s 3D Printer. This printer has been used in educational programs with the library, to make items such as book-ends and Braille material, and fill orders sent to the library. The Ouachita band gets ready to rally the Warriors during their game against the Go Devils.Fans cheer on the Warriors during their game against the Go Devils.The crowd gets ready to cheer on Warriors before the game between the Warriors and Go Devils on Friday, Jan. 26, 2018.Ouachita students cheer on the Warriors from the student section during the game against the Go Devils.Cynthia Easley had her 65th birthday party at Larry’s Pizza on Friday, Jan. 26. She would like to thank Larry’s Pizza for allowing her to have her party there and thank Cato’s for the gifts received. On Wednesday, Jan. 31, she will be hosting a second get together at her home located at 328 Hot Springs Street in Malvern for friends and acquaintances from 12 to 6 p.m. Refreshments will be available and gifts accepted.Paul Chapman, with Restore Hope, spoke in front of the Malvern Rotary Club on Wednesday, Jan. 24 about Restore Hope, an organization which helps communities strategize to reduce incarceration and the need for foster care. Poyen Indian senior Jordan Turner shoots the ball against the Ouachita Warriors during their game on Monday, Jan. 29, 2018.Ouachita Lady Warrior sophomore Kinzy Pasley looks to pass the ball during the game against Poyen on Monday, Jan. 29, 2018.

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