June 2020 Photographs

A camper enjoys slide Monday afternoon.A youngster takes a spin on the zipline during the first day of the Family Farm Christian Day Camp Monday. Malvern athletes wait for instructions on the first day of conditioning practice.Defensive line coach Nick Brumfield explains the role of the defensive line during conditioning practice Monday.Athletes work their triceps with extensions.Head football coach JD Plumlee talks with a player while lifting weights.Athletes take off for a sprint down David Alpe Field.Malvern athletes lift weights during the first day of conditioning practices Monday at the Bill Hunt Field House. A club member and counselor play a game at the Malvern-Hot Spring County Boys and Girls Club Wednesday. The Hot Spring County Leadership Forum is currently hosting a fundraiser for the club. Campers enjoy the great outdoors with activities such as rock climbing, fishing and canoeing at the Family Farm Christian Day Camp.Campers enjoy the great outdoors with activities such as rock climbing, fishing and canoeing at the Family Farm Christian Day Camp.Campers enjoy the great outdoors with activities such as rock climbing, fishing and canoeing at the Family Farm Christian Day Camp.Campers enjoy the great outdoors with activities such as rock climbing, fishing and canoeing at the Family Farm Christian Day Camp.BACK TO WORK: The Magnet Cove Panthers returned to the weight room and practice field for limited workout sessions this week to follow Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson guidelines due to the COVID-19 pandemic in preparation for the upcoming 2020 football season. Until further notice, the Panthers may continue limit workout sessions under the guidelines and protocol requirements enforced by Hutchinson with Arkansas Department of Health and the Arkansas Activities Association.BACK TO WORK: The Magnet Cove Panthers returned to the weight room and practice field for limited workout sessions this week to follow Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson guidelines due to the COVID-19 pandemic in preparation for the upcoming 2020 football season. Until further notice, the Panthers may continue limit workout sessions under the guidelines and protocol requirements enforced by Hutchinson with Arkansas Department of Health and the Arkansas Activities Association.BACK TO WORK: The Magnet Cove Panthers returned to the weight room and practice field for limited workout sessions this week to follow Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson guidelines due to the COVID-19 pandemic in preparation for the upcoming 2020 football season. Until further notice, the Panthers may continue limit workout sessions under the guidelines and protocol requirements enforced by Hutchinson with Arkansas Department of Health and the Arkansas Activities Association.BACK TO WORK: The Magnet Cove Panthers returned to the weight room and practice field for limited workout sessions this week to follow Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson guidelines due to the COVID-19 pandemic in preparation for the upcoming 2020 football season. Until further notice, the Panthers may continue limit workout sessions under the guidelines and protocol requirements enforced by Hutchinson with Arkansas Department of Health and the Arkansas Activities Association.Friday evening about 100 people attended a protest at the Hot Spring County Courthouse. The event which was entitiled Stand for George Floyd, Kneel for Justice and Equality was organized by Malvern Citizens for Positive Change. Attendees participated in chants, prayed, heard from guest speakers and honored Floyd with 8 minutes, 46 seconds of silence.  Friday evening about 100 people attended a protest at the Hot Spring County Courthouse. The event which was entitiled Stand for George Floyd, Kneel for Justice and Equality was organized by Malvern Citizens for Positive Change. Attendees participated in chants, prayed, heard from guest speakers and honored Floyd with 8 minutes, 46 seconds of silence.  Friday evening about 100 people attended a protest at the Hot Spring County Courthouse. The event which was entitiled Stand for George Floyd, Kneel for Justice and Equality was organized by Malvern Citizens for Positive Change. Attendees participated in chants, prayed, heard from guest speakers and honored Floyd with 8 minutes, 46 seconds of silence.Friday evening about 100 people attended a protest at the Hot Spring County Courthouse. The event which was entitiled Stand for George Floyd, Kneel for Justice and Equality was organized by Malvern Citizens for Positive Change. Attendees participated in chants, prayed, heard from guest speakers and honored Floyd with 8 minutes, 46 seconds of silence.  Friday evening about 100 people attended a protest at the Hot Spring County Courthouse. The event which was entitiled Stand for George Floyd, Kneel for Justice and Equality was organized by Malvern Citizens for Positive Change. Attendees participated in chants, prayed, heard from guest speakers and honored Floyd with 8 minutes, 46 seconds of silence.  Friday evening about 100 people attended a protest at the Hot Spring County Courthouse. The event which was entitiled Stand for George Floyd, Kneel for Justice and Equality was organized by Malvern Citizens for Positive Change. Attendees participated in chants, prayed, heard from guest speakers and honored Floyd with 8 minutes, 46 seconds of silence. Friday evening about 100 people attended a protest at the Hot Spring County Courthouse. The event which was entitiled Stand for George Floyd, Kneel for Justice and Equality was organized by Malvern Citizens for Positive Change. Attendees participated in chants, prayed, heard from guest speakers and honored Floyd with 8 minutes, 46 seconds of silence.  Friday evening about 100 people attended a protest at the Hot Spring County Courthouse. The event which was entitiled Stand for George Floyd, Kneel for Justice and Equality was organized by Malvern Citizens for Positive Change. Attendees participated in chants, prayed, heard from guest speakers and honored Floyd with 8 minutes, 46 seconds of silence.  Gulf War Combat Veteran Nathaniel Thomas of La Grange brought inspiration and uplifted spirits in the city of Malvern Saturday by running with the U.S. flag to motivate everyone during the COVID-19 pandemic. Thomas is running across state of Arkansas.  Thomas said he felt overjoyed by the appreciation of everyone in Malvern who honked horns, saluted and showed him encouragement Princess Poppy hands Rowan Phelps her Summer Reading Program kickoff bag during an event Saturday at the Malvern-Hot Spring County Library.Malvern Mayor Brenda J. Weldon leads the pledge of allegiance with the city department heads and council members before beginning their virtual council meeting Monday in the boardroom at the Malvern Water Works building.Above: Gulf War Combat Veteran Nathaniel Thomas brought inspiration and uplifted spirits in the city of Malvern Saturday by running with the U.S. flag to encourage and motivate everyone during the COVID-19 pandemic. Thomas is running all over the state of Arkansas with the U.S. flag to encourage and motivate everyone to stay strong and positive during this pandemic. Thomas is expected to journey to Hot Springs, Arkadelphia, Hope and Texarkana to spread more joy and positivity by running with the U.S. flag.Phillip Godwin, worship leader at Hickory Grove Baptist Church in Bismarck asks questions to local pastors during a forum Tuesday at First Missionary Baptist Church Rockport. Malvern’s Jacobe Hart runs to second base pitches during the Leopard’s first Babe Ruth Summer League game Tuesday.Malvern’s Carter Martin slides into third base after an error by Harmony Grove’s third basemen.Above: Malvern’s Logan Paul plays catcher and looks to Coach Jordan Knight for the next play during Tuesday’s baseball game.Malvern’s Braxton Allen pitches during the Leopard’s game Tuesday.Malvern’s Tyler Golden takes off from second base while two Magnet Cove players go after the ball during Wednesday’s matchup against Malvern and Magnet Cove at Morrison Park.Owner of Western Sizzlin Mike Bailey, far left, and another employee help customers package items purchased Saturday. Bailey is selling various items since the restaurant is set to close after more than 40 years in business. According to an updated post online, the restaurant will be closing it’s doors for the final time at 8 p.m. Sunday.‘No Justice, No Peace’   Several residents in the community led a march with the  Malvern Police Department from Malvern High School through downtown on Main Street to the Hot Spring County Courthouse Saturday in a movement for justice, to stop hatred of violence, racism, police brutality  and for equality. A rally was held following the march at the courthouse where individuals spoke out in an effort to make a change and stop the senseless murders perpetrated against people of color by law enforcementSeveral residents in the community led a march with the  Malvern Police Department from Malvern High School through downtown on Main Street to the Hot Spring County Courthouse Saturday in a movement for justice, to stop hatred of violence, racism, police brutality  and for equality. A rally was held following the march at the courthouse where individuals spoke out in an effort to make a change and stop the senseless murders perpetrated against people of color by law enforcement in America.Several residents in the community led a march with the  Malvern Police Department from Malvern High School through downtown on Main Street to the Hot Spring County Courthouse Saturday in a movement for justice, to stop hatred of violence, racism, police brutality  and for equality. A rally was held following the march at the courthouse where individuals spoke out in an effort to make a change and stop the senseless murders perpetrated against people of color by law enforcement in America. Several residents in the community led a march with the  Malvern Police Department from Malvern High School through downtown on Main Street to the Hot Spring County Courthouse Saturday in a movement for justice, to stop hatred of violence, racism, police brutality  and for equality. A rally was held following the march at the courthouse where individuals spoke out in an effort to make a change and stop the senseless murders perpetrated against people of color by law enforcement in America.Several residents in the community led a march with the  Malvern Police Department from Malvern High School through downtown on Main Street to the Hot Spring County Courthouse Saturday in a movement for justice, to stop hatred of violence, racism, police brutality  and for equality. A rally was held following the march at the courthouse where individuals spoke out in an effort to make a change and stop the senseless murders perpetrated against people of color by law enforcement in America. Several residents in the community led a march with the  Malvern Police Department from Malvern High School through downtown on Main Street to the Hot Spring County Courthouse Saturday in a movement for justice, to stop hatred of violence, racism, police brutality  and for equality. A rally was held following the march at the courthouse where individuals spoke out in an effort to make a change and stop the senseless murders perpetrated against people of color by law enforcement in America.Malvern’s Chace McAlister slides for second base in the Leopard’s game against Bearden.Members of the community participate in a Black Lives Matter Rally for Justice Saturday walking from Malvern High School to the Hot Spring County Courthouse. More pictures from the march are featured on Page 2. SHOWCASING TOUGHNESS ON THE DIAMOND: The Ouachita Warriors made productive plays on the diamond in their debut in Sr. Babe Ruth League baseball action Friday against Arkadelphia at Warrior Field. Ouachita fell to Arkadelphia, 14-3.The team at Community Care Rx include Thad Allen, Teresa Allen, Shelyn Davis, Sheila Collins, Kimi Beauchamp, Missy Adams and Medea Alston. Samantha Pennington, not pictured, just graduated from pharmacy school and also works for the Community Care Rx Pharmacy team.Taylor Anderson, clerk in the Hot Spring County Judge’s office, welcomes visitors to the courthouse while wearing a mask and sitting behind Plexiglas. People must enter  in the back of the courthouse due to COVID-19 pandemic. Malvern’s Dalen Weaver pitches for the Jr. Leopards in their game against Lakeside.Malvern’s Evan Myers slides into first base during the Jr. Leopard’s game with Lakeside Monday.MAKING KEY PLAYS: The Ouachita Jr. Warriors make plays at the plate and in their base running to perform productively during Jr. Babe Ruth League baseball action for 2020 at Warrior Field.June Carver, a resident at Arbor Oaks, waves to her family during a unique 90th birthday celebration at the facility. Customer Service Manager for Entergy Mark Hunt, right, presents a $1,000 donation to Don Walsh, with A Cup of Water. The food pantry has continued to serve the community during the COVID-19 pandemic and the community has “really stepped up” to help those in need during this difficult time, Walsh said. EYEING THE STRIKE ZONE: Ouachita Warrior pitcher Ian Smith (6) prepares to launch some heat from the mound across the plate for a strike out.Ouachita Warrior Keith Miller (12) avoids being tagged out to steal second base.Ouachita baseball head coach Anthony Nail applauds the Warriors for productive defense after an inning against Harmony Grove.Club members and staff at the Boys and Girls Club of Malvern and Hot Spring County accept a $500 donation from the Brynn Hobbs State Farm agency Friday at the club. The donation will help fund the club’s summer program. A Bismarck Lions slides into third base while a Ouachita Jr. Warrior waits for the ball during summer league play.The Leopards showcase intense playing action on the diamond against Arkadelphia during Sr. Babe Ruth League baseball competition.A visitor to the Malvern Senior Center receives a free lunch Wednesday morning. Thanks to a donation from WoodmenLife Chapter 58 in Malvern 100 people received a cheeseburger meal at no cost. Make-A-Wish Foundation Mid-South sponsors and volunteers with the support of the Malvern Police and Fire Departments and representatives of Malvern School District provides a parade Wednesday for Hannah, whose wish for a swimming pool was granted. The parade took place on Keith Street.Hannah visits with some animals that were a part of a parade Wednesday at her home. Various people participated in the parade to tell Hannah her wish had been granted. More photos are featured on Page 10.A blood drive was hosted by the Arkansas Blood Institute Thursday evening at First Baptist Church in Malvern. Each person who donated blood received a free COVID-19 antibody test. Ouachita’s Ian Smith pitches for the Warriors.Malvern’s Christian Warren eyes the pitcher while at bat.Ouachita’s Kaden Fulmer slides into second base before Malvern’s Dalen Weaver can tag him out during Wednesday’s game.Mark Hunt, customer service manager for Entergy, presents  a $1,000 check to Vickie McNees, student volunteer coordinator for the READ Program with the Literacy Council of Hot Spring County. The council was created in 1988 to help adults who either cannot read or have a very low reading ability. A Malvern Jr. Leopard slides into second base before a Ouachita Jr. Warrior can tag him out during Thursday’s game.A Magnet Cove Panther sprints to second base during the Panthers game against Hot Springs Thursday.Ouachita third baseman Kaden Fulmer avoids a Bearden Bear leaping in the air to make it on base.The Ouachita Warriors showcasing productive play defensively against Bearden to earn their first win during Sr. Babe Ruth League baseball competition.Samantha Pennington, a Malvern native, was recently named the newest pharmacist at Community Care Rx. Ouachita’s Ian Smith pitches during the Warriors game against the Leopards.Malvern’s Braxton Allen pitches the ball.Malvern’s Cole Carey scores a run during the Leopards and Ouachita Warriors Sr. Babe Ruth game on June 24.Barrett Schultz catches a fly ball.WINNING PITCHER: Ouachita Warrior pitcher Hunter Rook heats up from the mound to throw multiple strikes across home plate against the Harmony Grove Cardinals.Ouachita first baseman Bradley Abernathy reaches down to tag out a Cardinal.