March 2020 Photographs

From left are Deputy Warden Todd Ball, Deputy Director Rory Griffin, Rachel McLelland, Classification Administrator Daisha Thompson, Superintendent DeAngelo Earl and Chief Deputy Director Dale Reed. McLelland was honored for exceeding agency expectations in the absence of her supervisor. The honor was presented during the annual Law Enforcement Emergency Preparedness meeting Friday at the ADC Ouachita River Correctional Unit in Malvern.Kevin J. Wood, Abraham Lincoln impersonator, poses for a picture with a handmade Lincoln mask before his presentation at the Malvern-Hot Spring County Library.Kevin J. Wood, Abraham Lincoln impersonator, delivers parts of the Gettysburg Address as well as the history of Abraham Lincoln to children at the Malvern-Hot Spring County Library on Saturday.Magnet Cove’s Bella Laughlin pitches for the Lady Panthers.Magnet Cove’s Haylie Helton swings for the fences in the Lady Panthers round-robin held at Magnet Cove on Saturday.Ouachita senior Noah Dahlke, 5, shoots a 3-pointer from behind the arc with teammate Dalton Taylor positioned at the top of the key during a regular-season basketball game at Ouachita High School Gymnasium. Dahlke led the Warriors in scoring with 14 points and Taylor followed with 10 points in Ouachita’s 13-point loss to Nevada, 51-38, on Thursday, in the 1A-4 region basketball tourney at Caddo Hills High School gymnasium in Norman.Magnet Cove senior Bella Laughlin leads off second base during the Lady Panthers round-robin on  Saturday. Magnet Cove finished 0-1-1. See page 6 for more from the event.As the 2020 Primary Election comes to a close, candidates and supporters greet voters across from the Hot Spring County Election Office. From left are Rick McClure, Jeff Crow and Carla Hobbs. Martha Edwards and Gene Edwards show their support for their daughter, Amburr Drury, who is seeking the district judge post. Ouachita freshman Bradley Abernathy dives for second base to avoid being thrown out in the Warriors game against the Hot Springs Trojans on Monday.As candidate Jeff Crow, far left, and his supporter Ron Ball, far right, listen, Hot Spring County Election Commissioner Walter Grant reads the results of early voting and absentee ballots at the Hot Spring County Courthouse Tuesday.Potential bidders browse items up for auction.There was a packed house at the annual Hot Spring County 4-H Auction Friday at the 4-H Building.Members of the Hot Spring County 4-H along with Hot Spring County Extension Agent Morgan Taylor take a brief moment to relax during the auction.Teresa Howell shows off the cake she won in the 4-H Auction Friday.Bismarck senior Alex Ventress is surrounded by friends and family as he signed a National Letter of Intent Tuesday to run cross country and track for Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia. Malvern senior Alexus Taylor gets the out at first base during the Lady Leopards game against Lake Hamilton on Tuesday at Morrison Park. Kadance Lance, an eleventh-grader at Malvern High School, works on an art piece of a dog Wednesday morning. To raise money for a local rescue organization, the Malvern High School Art Club is recreating pets’ images for a donation.Lane Motes, a volunteer at the Malvern-Hot Spring County Library enjoys a game of chess with Will Tanner, circulation manager. The library hosts a Chess Club from 4 to 6 p.m. the first Thursday of every month. The event is open to the public.Malvern senior Colby Bergan throws the ball from the outfield during a recent Leopards game. Bergan had one run in the Leopards game against Camden Fairview on Tuesday.Nevaeh Cooper, 6, creates a Dr. Seuss-themed craft at the Malvern-Hot Spring County Library Thursday afternoon. Staff at the library recently celebrated Dr. Seuss Day.Bismarck freshman Ian Smith winds up the pitch during the Lions game with the Cutter Morning Star Eagles on Thursday. Smith pitch three innings Thursday, faced 10 batters and struck out nine.Bismarck senior James Kegley takes off from second base during the Lions game with the Cutter Morning Star Eagles on Thursday.Malvern’s Jessica Cunningham and Arkadelphia’s Aijah Jenkins battle competitively during a fierce soccer competition. Cunningham scored Malvern’s lone goal in defeat to Arkadelphia 2-1.Malvern’s Jesus Rodea-Arguelles tries to control the ball offensively against the Arkadelphia defense.Guests gather at Arkansas Yarn Co. in anticipation of a recent ribbon-cutting ceremony. Along with being a member of the Hot Spring County Chamber of Commerce, the business is now a member of the Greater Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce.Kym Summerville, senior at Malvern High School, is the Malvern Daily Record’s Athlete of the Week for her performance in the Lady Leopards  wins against Lake Hamilton, Bismarck and Fordyce. Summerville has totaled five runs, one home run, six hits, six RBIs, and eight put outs. Her efforts have helped the Lady Leopards start the 2020 season with a 3-0 record.Malvern head softball coach Darryl Baker and assistant softball coach Jacob Keeney watch the Lady Leopards defense.The Lady Leopards watch the action from the dugout.The Bismarck Lady Lions infield meets at the pitchers mound during their game with the Malvern Lady Leopards on Friday.Bismarck head softball coach Bradley Loy talks with catcher Anna Cain.Bismarck sophomore Audrey Kizziar winds up the pitch during the Lady Lions home match against Malvern.Malvern senior Hannah Hunter (21) takes off from first base during the Lady Leopards game against Bismarck Friday.Poyen senior Lane Austin goes up to bat for the Indians in their game against Bearden in the Indian Classic on Saturday.Magnet Cove senior JR Tolleson slides into second base during the Panthers game against Woodlawn on Saturday.Ouachita Warrior Greyson Huneycutt prepares to bat with power at the plate during a recent baseball competition.Malvern junior Cole Carey pitches for the Leopards during a recent game. Carey pitched for the Leopards in their game against Longview (Texas) in the 2020 Border Battle. Carey pitched 5.1 innings gave up 10 runs on 10 hits and had five strikeouts.More than 80 local women have signed up to participate in the Women Run Arkansas free training clinic. In the program, the women are working toward completing a 5k in May.Malvern soccer head coach Seth Roberts shows emotions of support for the Leopards and Lady Leopards during game action from the sideline.Dressed in 80’s attire, a group of local runner pose for a picture during Little Rock Marathon Weekend. Through the Women Run Arkansas training clinic, the women said they gained lifelong friends and running partners.Pseudolus (Mariah Whitley) begs Hero (Christian Burks) for her freedom. Gemini twins (Reese McKinney and Ecenaz Ture) look to Hero (Christian Burks) in hopes of winning his love.Pseudolus (Mariah Whitley) introduces Hero (Christian Burks) to Phiilia (Rose Whitley.)Phiilia (Rose Whitley) sings a song to Hero (Christian Burks) about her best trait–being lovely.During a recent dress rehearsal, Geordan Headley, Mariah Whitley and Morrison Wells strike a pose after performing the song “Everybody Ought to Have a Maid.”Erronius (Joe Harris) returns home after looking for his children for years.In hopes of tricking Erronius (Joe Harris,) Pseudolus (Mariah Whitley) pretends to be a soothsayer.Captain Miles Gloriosus, played by Konor Riggan, laughs at his own jokes.While in his office Wednesday, Hot Spring County Judge Dennis Thornton maintains serious focus and concentration while listening to an important state and local briefing conference call on COVID-19 (coronavirus) conducted by the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs. Thornton was amongst several state and local leaders and county elected officials in the U.S. to receive an invitation to participate in the call.Ouachita freshman Bradley Abernathy waits for the pitch during a recent Warriors game.Flowers are placed in tribute on the patrol car of fallen Hot Springs Police Department Officer Brent Scrimshire. Scrimshire was shot Tuesday during a traffic stop in Hot Springs and later died from his injuries.CELEBRATION: Malvern Lady Leopards’ Faith Harmon, Kelsey Dingler celebrate after teammate Jessica Cunningham scored Malvern’s only goal against Arkadelphia during a recent home game at Claude Mann Stadium for senior high girls soccer action. Today, Malvern soccer teams will host Harmony Grove for senior high boys and girls soccer competition beginning at 5 p.m.The Hot Spring County Courthouse Christmas Committee members Dede Riggan (standing), Glorie Thornton, Tony Jenkins, Rachel Bearden, and Malvern Mayor Benda J. Weldon meet Wednesday in the mayor’s office to make preparations for a fundraiser April 3 to raise funds for decorations for the Christmas on the Courthouse Square 2020 event.Glen Rose senior Gavin Chaney pitches for the Beavers during a recent game.The Magnet Cove infield meets in the pitcher’s circle during a recent Lady Panthers game.Magnet Cove senior Tyler Hodges takes off for third base during a recent Panthers game.Finding Hope founders Mellissa Sparks, left, and Clare Graham stand beside the blessing box that was recently installed in downtown Malvern.Poyen sophomore Anthony Nannaman gets ready to swing during a recent Indians game.Lorrie Phillips, coordinator with Parents as Teachers, demonstrates one of the activities that parent educators use during personal visits with families in the Parents as Teachers program.Liz Pfeiffer, Hot Spring County election coordinator makes sure ballots were scanned properly in the DS200 scanning machine after registered voters cast in their ballots during early voting for the primary election at the Hot Spring County Election office.Waving American flags, residents stand on the side of Hwy. 67 to watch a procession in honor of Hot Springs Officer Brent Scrimshire. A Malvern native, Scrimshire, was killed in the line of duty. Cole Carey, junior at Malvern High School, is the Malvern Daily Record’s Athlete of the Weeks for his performance in the Leopards game against the Nashville Scrappers on March 10. Carey had one hit against the Scrappers and pitched 8.1 innings. Carey allowed two runs on two hits and struck out three Scrapper batters. The Leopards fell to the Scrappers 2-1.Members of the Hot Springs Police Department Honor Guard roll the casket of Officer Brent Scrimshire into the Bank OZK Arena prior to his funeral Monday morning. Velda Keeney, principal of the Malvern Middle School and Tiffany Kish are prepared to pass out free sack lunches Monday at the Malvern Middle School.EYEING THE STRIKE ZONE: Ouachita Warrior’s pitchers and Blake Abernathy prepares to launch some heat from the mound during the 2020 baseball season at Warrior Field.A crowd gathers at the Malvern Senior Center for a chili and soup fundraiser Friday. All proceeds will go toward the center. The fundraiser took place from 4 to 6 p.m. at the center. Co-owners of Arkansas Yarn Company, Lorri Ann Helberg, left, and Jessica Helberg cut a ribbon to celebrate their business joining the Greater Hot Spring Chamber of Commerce. The company is also a member of the Hot Spring County Chamber of Commerce. Towering above the ground, two people work to clean the outside of the Hot Spring County Courthouse Monday. Ruby Ollison and Jason Richard of the CADC kitchen staff serve residents chili or soup during the fundraiser at the Malvern Senior Center.Harvey Blakely, left, enjoy friendly fellowship with Billy and Sharon Walters during the fundraiser event at the Malvern Senior Center.Bismarck junior Dawson King looks at the goal during a game during the 2019-2020 basketball season.Bismarck senior Collier Robertson shoots the ball during a game during the 2019-2020 basketball season.Glen Rose junior Love Doddridge takes a shot during a Lady Beavers game during the 20119-2020 season.Glen Rose junior Emma McJunkins dribbles down the court during a Lady Beavers game during the 2019-2020 season.ATTACKING THE BASKET: Senior Emily McBay drives aggressively around the defense making a key play for the Ouachita Lady Warriors.TRUE FRESHMAN: Freshman Emma Williams eyes the basket to score a layup in transition to surpass the defense.The Lady Leopards infield meets at the pitcher’s circle during a game this season.Malvern senior Hannah Hunter winds up a pitch during a Lady Leopards game this season.LEADING THE TRANSITION: Senior Kinzy Pasley controls possession to starts the transition for the Ouachita Lady Warriors.SPARKING COAST TO COAST: Junior Lizzy Rowton handles the ball effectively to score from full length of the court to spark the Ouachita Lady Warriors offensive attack.Colorful flowers bloom in downtown Malvern as Thursday marked the first day of springHot Spring County Election Coordinator Liz Pfeiffer stands by the door where voters will enter to vote for the runoff election at the Hot Spring County Election Office.SOARING TO THE BASKETBALL: Senior Nathanael Sandage soars productively to score for the Ouachita Warriors.PURE SHOOTING:  Senior Noah Dahlke showcases pure long distance shooting from behind the arc as a top three-pointer shooter for the Ouachita Warriors.STRONG INSIDE PRESENCE: Senior Truston Furr makes an aggressive move to score inside the paint area as a strong force and post player for the Ouachita Warriors.Glen Rose senior Brayden Lyons shoots from behind the arc during a Beavers game during the 2019-2020 season.Glen Rose senior Brendan Hill makes a move to the basket during a Beavers game during the 2019-2020 season.FINISHING STRONG AT THE BASKET: Senior Aaron Jones powers strong under the basket to score in the paint area for the Leopards during game action.CONFERENCE COACH OF THE YEAR: Malvern Leopards basketball head coach Jess Martin observes the flow of ball movement from the bench during game action. Martin received unanimous 7-4A Conference Coach of the Year honors following the Leopards capturing the conference title with a 10-2 record.ALL-STATE PERFORMER: Senior Dakovon Blackmon rises up to shoot from behind the arc to drill one of 81 three-pointers made during the 2019-2020 basketball season. Blackmon led the Leopards in scoring to earn All-State and All-Conference honors.SOARING TO SCORE: Senior Dallas Lewis soars to score a basket for the Leopards to showcase productive play on the hardwood.DRIVING STRONG BASELINE: Malvern Lady Leopards point guard Viktoria Jergenson penetrates baseline to score during senior high girls basketball action at the Leopard Center.Hot Spring County elected officials tune into a conference call Wednesday with the Association of Arkansas Counties  for an update concerning the outbreak of COVID-19 Wednesday in the Hot Spring County Judge's office. AAC Executive Director Chris Villines conducted the call to inform county officials information to assist their counties due to COVID-19 crisis. The AAC will authorize a conference call every week to update the latest news pertaining COVID-19 virusDuring early voting for a Glen Rose School Board runoff election,  a registered voter while wearing gloves shows her identification to Hot Spring County Clerk Sandy Boyette through a window. During the election, special protocol has been put in  place in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.