December 2018 Photographs

Former Fred’s Pharmacists Sheila Collins (left) and Shelyn Davis will soon be opening the new hometown family owned Community Care Rx in Malvern near Sykes.Local high school seniors receiving Good Citizen awards from the Arkadelphia Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution Tuesday were: Hannah Diggs (left), Centerpoint High School; Olivia Hamby, Bismarck High, and Caroline Derby, Arkadelphia High.The Malvern/Hot Spring County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for the new parking lot of First United Methodist Church, in Malvern on Wednesday, November 28, 2018. Senior Pastor, Rev. Bruce Bennett stated, for about three months, First United Methodist Church members work together to raise funds to purchase their new parking lot. The church is located at 127 East Page Avenue, in Malvern.Flags line the court house lawn to remember veterans during Veterans Day.Ouachita senior Will Hixon looks to pass the ball while being defended by a Parkers Chapel Trojan during their game in round 2 of the Battle at the Cove Tournament on Thursday, November 29, 2018. The Warriors lost to the Trojans 53-48.Ouachita junior Emily McBay goes up for the jumpshot against the Fountain Lake Lady Cobras during round 2 of the Battle at the Cove Tournament on Thursday, November 29, 2018. The Lady Warriors beat the Lady Cobras 45-36.Bismarck sophomore Logan Bubulka looks for an open man during the Lions game against the Cutter Morning Star Eagles for third place during the Battle at the Cove Tournament on Saturday, December 1, 2018. The Lions lost to the Eagles 55-49.Employees from a wrecker service work to remove a charter bus from a roadside ditch Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, after it crashed alongside Interstate 30 near Benton. The bus was carrying a youth football team from Tennessee when it rolled off an interstate off-ramp and overturned before sunrise Monday. The elementary-school age football team from Orange Mound Youth Association in southeast Memphis had played in a tournament in Dallas over the weekend.The Magnet Cove student section gets on their feet during the Panthers game with the Fountain Lake Cobras during the championship game of the Battle at the Cove Tournament on Saturday, December 1, 2018.Magnet Cove fans get fired up during the Panthers game with the Fountain Lake Cobras during the championship game of the Battle at the Cove Tournament on Saturday, December 1, 2018.The Panther mascot gives hugs to kids during the Battle at the Cove Tournament on Saturday, December 1, 2018.Bismarck fans bring the little ones to help cheer on the Lions as they faced the Cutter Morning Star Eagles for third place in the Battle at the Cove Tournament on Saturday, December 1, 2018.Bismarck fans watch as the Lions take on the Cutter Morning Star Eagles for third place during the Battle at the Cove Tournament on Saturday, December 1, 2018.Members of the Hot Spring County Homeless Coalition display items donated by the Malvern chapter of Zeta Phi Beta.The Magnet Cove Panthers pose for a photo after becoming the runners-up in the Battle at the Cove Tournament on Saturday, December 1, 2018. The Panthers battled hard with the Fountain Lake Cobras in the championship game and fell 46-43.Magnet Cove junior Riley Green looks to pass the ball inbounds during the Lady Panthers game with the Fountain Lake Lady Cobras for third place in the Battle at the Cove Tournament on Saturday, December 1, 2018. The Lady Panthers were defeated by the Lady Cobras 54-45.The Ouachita Lady Warriors pose for a picture after becoming the champions in the Battle at the Cove Tournament. The Lady Warriors defeated the Woodlawn Lady Bears 51-18 in the championship game on Saturday, December 1, 2018.The Bismarck junior Lady Lions tipped off against the Jessieville junior Lady Lions for first round play of the Poyen Jr. High Tournament held at the Jerry and Ouida Newton Arena on Monday, December 3, 2018. Bismarck and Jessieville tied 35-35 in the fourth quarter to send the game into overtime. Jessieville won the game with a buzzer beating three-pointer to win the game 43-40.Hot Spring County Sheriff Reserve officers and Sheriff Mike Cash presented Tri-Lakes CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) with a $650 donation on Thursday, November 29, 2018. Pictured from left to right is Corp. Eric Hughes, Sgt. Ron Brown, Sheriff Mike Cash, Lauren Lambert (Tri- Lakes CASA), Dep. Sam Swaim and Dep. Frank Perry. The Malvern Area Kiwanis Club’s first Holiday Market was an astounding success, raising over $1,300 for children’s charity. The club is appreciative to all vendors and patrons who participated.A Ouachita junior Warrior goes up for a reverse lay up during the Warriors game against the Centerpoint Knights during round one of the Poyen Jr. High Tournament held at the Jerry and Ouida Newton Arena in Poyen on Monday, December 3, 2018. The Warriors lost 54-14 to the Knights.Paul Adcox shows off a Santa he won as a door prize at the semi-annual Hot Spring County Historical Society potluck dinner on Monday, December 3, 2018.A Poyen junior Indian goes to block a shot against the Haskell Harmony Grove junior Cardinals during first round play of the Poyen Jr. High Tournament held at the Jerry and Ouida Newton Arena on Monday, December 3, 2018. The Poyen Indians beat the Harmony Grove Cardinals 27-16 to advance to the second round of tournament play.The Poyen junior Lady Indians sets up on defense during their game with the Haskell Harmony Grove junior Lady Cardinals during the Poyen Jr. High Tournament held at the Jerry and Ouida Newton Arena on Monday, December 3, 2018. The Lady Indians fell to the Lady Cardinals 38-31.Members of the Senior Activity Center Seniors were honored November 16 at the lunch hour for being the oldest and youngest. The oldest woman, Mildred McCool; youngest woman, Vickie Hooper; oldest man, Bill Williams and the youngest man, Roger Collins. Congratulations to each one.Mrs. Rhodes Pre-AP Biology class at Magnet Cove High School showed their Panther Pride by wearing orange on gameday as they were completing assignments on chromebooks. Glen Rose junior Sidney Robbins gets trapped by Bismarck junior Alyssa Zia (1) and senior Bri Sampson (23) during the Lady Beavers game against the Lady Lions on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at Holt Gymnasium. The Lady Beavers beat the Lady Lions 52-43.Bismarck senior Dylan Clayton looks to shoot over Glen Rose sophomore Andrew Weatherford during the Lions game against the Beavers on Tuesday, December 4, 2018. The Lions beat the Beavers 46-45 in the final seconds of the game.The Bismarck junior Lions and the Glen Rose junior Beavers fight for the ball during their game at Holt Gymnasium on Tuesday, December 4, 2018. The Beavers got the win over the Lions in the final seconds of the game 27-25.Cynthia “LuLu” Luke opens a present during Dirty Santa at the Area Agency on Aging Senior Companion Christmas party held Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at St. Paul United Methodist Church.Students with First Baptist Pre-school sang Jingle Bells and other Christmas songs to residents at Encore Healthcare and Rehabilitation on Tuesday, December 4, 2018. Students with First Baptist Pre-school visited Encore Healthcare and Rehabilitation on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 to Christmas carols to residents.Members of the Hot Spring County Historical Society begin the cleanup after the Society’s semi-annual potluck dinner held on Monday, December 3, 2018.Homer Lawrence is the proud winner of a Christmas coffee cup at the Hot Spring County Historical Society’s semi-annual potluck dinner held on Monday, December 3, 2018.The vehicle of an Arkansas Highway Police officer suffered major damage after being hit while sitting on the shoulder of Interstate 30 at a construction zone. The officer was airlifted to a hospital.Malvern Lady Leopard senior high girls basketball Head Coach Cleveland Gordon provides important team strategy from the bench with assistant coach Patricia Glover during a time out of game action Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at the Leopard Center. Coach Gordon earned his first win of the season as senior high girls head coach as his Malvern Lady Leopards defeated the Bearden Lady Bears, 48-32.Landry Tugwell and Kassidy Gray made an edible plant cell as a project in Mrs. Rhodes Pre-AP Biology class  at Magnet Cove High School.Macee Harper and Katelyn Savage made edible animal and plant cells as a project in Mrs. Rhodes Pre-AP Biology class at Magnet Cove High School.Sara Bennett and Sophia Laughlin made edible animal and plant cells as a project in Mrs. Rhodes Pre-AP Biology class at Magnet Cove High School.Pat Bridges of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, Unit 11 of Malvern, decorates the HSC Courthouse gazebo with 7,000 lights to bring awareness to veteran suicide across the nation. A Bismarck junior Lion gets swarmed by the Jessieville junior Lions defense during their game in the Poyen Jr. Tournament held at the Jerry and Ouida Newton Arena on Wednesday, December 5, 2018. Bismarck fell 47-25 to Jessieville in the first round of the tournament.Jasmyne Monk showcases a strong and explosive drive toward the basket to score in the lane through a host of Bearden Lady Bear defenders at home during senior high girls basketball action Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at the Leopard Center.The Magnet Cove junior Panthers defense goes to block the shot of a Fountain Lake junior Cobra during their game in the Poyen Jr. Tournament held at the Jerry and Ouida Newton Arena on Wednesday, December 5, 2018. The Panthers were defeated 40-21 by the Cobras.The Magnet Cove junior Lady Panthers fight for the ball against the Fountain Lake junior Lady Cobras during their game in the Poyen Jr. Tournament held at the Jerry and Ouida Newton Arena on Wednesday, December 5, 2018. The Lady Panthers lost to the Lady Cobras 32-2.The Malvern Area Agency on Aging Senior Companions celebrated Christmas on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 with potluck lunch and gift exchange. Volunteers are always welcome to be a senior companion. Volunteers must be at least 55-years old and pass a background check. For more information contact Malvern Area Agency on Aging at (501) 337-1711 or stop by and fill out an application at 1721 Martin Luther King Blvd, Suite #W in Malvern (behind Sonic).Bismarck Lion Dylan Clayton tries to make a move around a Magnet Cove defensive player during a recent game.Bismarck Lady Lion Bri Sampson goes up for a lay up during a recent game.Carter Martin positioned defensively to stop a Hot Springs Jr. Trojan during junior high boys basketball tournament action at Lakeside, Thursday, December 6, 2018.The Malvern Cubs’ defense goes up to block a Hot Springs Trojan from scoring in the lane during junior high boys basketball tournament action at Lakeside, Thursday, December 6, 2018.Glen Rose Beaver Brayden Lyons directs his teammates during a recent game.The Glen Rose Lady Beavers huddle up before a recent game.Glen Rose Lady Beaver Kaylee Stafford fights for the ball during a recent game.Malvern Middle School students in Claudine James’ class are excited to see her classroom library grow. James recently was awarded third place in the Penguin Random House Teacher Awards for Literacy. As part of the awards package, James was given the opportunity to select $2,500 of Penguin Random House titles. James said the books arrived, and it was like Christmas came early for her and her students. The books will be highlighted in an April literary exhibit, Stories of Hope, that will be hosted at College Tina Carver (left) stands with Kiwanis president Sharon Walters after Carver spoke at the Malvern Area Kiwanis meeting on Thursday, December 6, 2018 at the Morgan Anderson Memorial Softball Tournament.Star Casey passes by a Camden-Fairview Jr. Lady Cardinal defender to cross half-court to start Malvern’s offense during junior high girls basketball tournament action at Lakeside, Wednesday, December 6, 2018.The Lady Cubs fight with aggression for possession of the ball against Camden-Fairview during junior high girls basketball tournament action at Lakeside, Wednesday, December 5, 2018.Magnet Cove Panther Justin McKim handles the ball during a recent game.Magnet Cove Lady Panther Jamie Kelley asks for the ball during a recent game.Malvern Leopard Dakovan Blackmon dribbles the ball down the court during a recent game.Malvern Lady Leopard Tiaunica Henderson goes after a loose ball during a recent game.Ouachita Warrior John Fowler looks to shoot the ball during a recent game.Ouachita Warrior Nathaniel Sandage shoots the ball during a recent game.Ouachita Lady Warrior Lizzy Rowton tries to shoot the ball over a Bismarck defender during a recent game.The Poyen Lady Indians set up on defense during a recent game.Firefighters being fitted for their new Turnout Suits on Thursday, December 6, 2018 pictured with Hot Spring County Judge Dennis Thornton (far right) from left to right are (front row) Melissa Ramsey, Johnnie Beaton, Kevin Wilson, (middle) Dan Slate, (back row) Harvey Hart, Glenda Hart, and Dennis Veasey.Poyen students and cheerleaders watch as the junior Lady Indians take on England on Friday, December 7, 2018.Poyen fans discuss the games during a timeout as the Indians take on England on Friday, December 7, 2018.A Poyen fan stands up and shouts for the junior Lady Indians during their game with England on Friday, December 7, 2018.The Newtons watch the Poyen Indians and Lady Indians as they faced England on Friday, December 7, 2018.Hot Spring County Farm Bureau President Jesse Clark (center) received recognition at the 84th Arkansas Farm Bureau annual convention on November 28, 2018 in Hot Springs for the county’s work in the previous year. Presenting the award were Randy Veach (right) and Rich Hillman, president and vice president of Arkansas Farm Bureau. Each county Farm Bureau is measured in 10 program areas and awarded Gold Stars for exemplary effort in each. Hot Spring County earned 10 Gold Stars.A Poyen junior Lady Indian looks to throw the ball inbounds during the Lady Indians game with the England junior Lady Lions on Friday, December 7, 2018. The Lady Indians won the game in the minute 36-34.Poyen sophomore Jaxson Carter (1), sophomore Brandon Sanchez (4), and senior Tim Edwards (3) get in formation as they wait for the inbound pass during the Indians game with the England Lions on Friday, December 7, 2018. The Indians lost 45-28.Poyen senior Kindi Puckett looks to pass the ball during the Lady Indians game against the England Lady Lions on Friday, December 7, 2018. The Lady Indians defeated the Lady Lions 59-41.Connie Reguli and Joe Churchwell address a group of concerned citizens during the Rally for the Children, Monday, December 10, at the state capitol.Julio Gamez was sworn in to the Malvern Police Department by Hot Spring County  District Court Judge Emily White on Monday, December 10, 2018.Magnet Cove Elementary is proud to announce the ambassadors for the fall semester 2018.  Ambassadors are chosen by their teachers because they are kind, responsible and helpful students.  Their job is to welcome new students in their classrooms and help them find their way around the school.  They notice when someone needs a friend and invite them to play.  Ambassadors are ready to help their teachers and others in the school.Congratulations to the Magnet Cove students who have perfect attendance for the 1st 9 weeks.  They came to school on time everyday and attended for the full day.  They received special coupons from McDonalds.Glen Rose’s (11) Brendan Hill handles the basketball in transition as Ouachita’s (20) Nathaniel Sandage  goes to pressure defensively near half-court during senior high boys hoops Friday, December 7, 2018 at Ouachita High School Gymnasium.Ouachita’s (43) Haley Langley seen on block in the post area fighting for position and the ball with Glen Rose’s (23) Love Doddridge defending during senior high girls basketball action Friday, December 7, 2018 at Ouachita High School Gymnasium.Hot Spring County Sheriff’s Deputy Kaye Fain (right) transfers custody of Marilyn Sorrells to the Hot Spring County Detention Center after extraditing Sorrells from Ohio to HSC on Tuesday, December 11, 2018.On Tuesday, December 11, 2018, The Grinch sat down with Briar Harmon (left) and Avaya Cain, at LifeNet EMS in Malvern.  Kylani Holsberg (left), Easton Rapp (enter), and Layla Holsberg  welcomed the Grinch to Malvern at LifeNet EMS, Tuesday, December 11, 2018.Malvern School District Superintendent Brian Golden speaks to Malvern Lions Club members about the Malvern School District during their weekly meeting on Tuesday, December 11, 2018.Brooklyn Bryant snuggles with the Grinch at LifeNet EMS, in Malvern, on Tuesday, December 11, 2018.Members of LifeNet EMS crew, Richard Waters (left) and Cynamon Burnett share smiles with the Grinch at LifeNet EMS in Malvern on Tuesday, December 11, 2018.Youngsters enjoyed spreading Christmas cheer and visiting with the Grinch and LifeNet EMS members at Baptist Health Medical Center — Hot Spring County on Tuesday, December 11, 2018.The Grinch and LifeNet EMS members visited the Emergency Room staff at Baptist Health Medical Center — Hot Spring  County on Tuesday, December 11, 2018.The Magnet Cove junior Panthers and the Cutter Morning Star junior Eagles try to box each other out for the rebound during their game on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at Magnet Cove. The junior Panthers got the win over the junior Eagles 44-33.Magnet Cove senior Justin McKim drives to the goal during the Panthers game with the Cutter Morning Star Eagles on Tuesday, December 11, 2018. The Panthers defeated the Eagles 52-36.Magnet Cove junior Riley Green concentrates while attempting a free throw shot against the Cutter Morning Star Lady Eagles on Tuesday, December 11, 2018. The Lady Panthers beat the Lady Eagles 50-41.Cameron Courtney  was the seventh grade winner and Cameron Quick was the seventh grade runner-up of the MMS Spelling Bee held on November 9, 2018.Tyra McMahan was the eighth grade winner of the MMS Spelling Bee held on November 9, 2018.Malvern Middle School winners and runners up of the MMS Spelling Bee held on November 9, 2018; Tyra McMahan, Cameron Courtney, Katelyn Walters, Cameron QuickWilson Intermediate School 5th and 6th grade winners and runners up at the WIS Spelling Bee held on November 30, 2018; Jonathan Demopoulos, Kaylee Hall, Malleah Harrison, and Billy Lane.Wilson Intermediate School students Jonathan Demopoulos (second place) and Billy Lane (winner) at the WIS Spelling Bee held on November 30, 2018.Wilson Intermediate School students Malleah Harrison (second place) and Kaylee Hall (winner) at the WIS Spelling Bee held on November 30, 2018.

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