May 2020 Photographs

Healthcare workers look on as New Life Christian Fellowship Church in Malvern provide a outpouring of appreciation  on the hospital parking lot to local leaders, first responders, healthcare workers and the medical staff of Baptist Health Medical Center-Hot Spring County for their dedicated time during the coronavirus outbreak.  The church held prayer, song and devotional to encourage and uplift the local heroes of the community during this challenging time worldwideA bear can be found in the window of Country Garden on Main Street.An Arkansas Highway Police officer tosses a protective mask to a truck driver while stopped at the Social Hill rest area Thursday.Hot Spring County Judge Dennis Thornton gives protective face shields to  Encore staff. Accompanying Thornton are Lisa Cox, director of nursing; Christie Strickland, registered nurse; Hope Burchfield, administrator and Nikki Thornton, treatment nurse. The shields were created with the help of several organizations and volunteers.  Selah Rodgers, a local artist, showcases her talents while painting a mural on the building of  Arkansas Yarn Co. to enhance the look in downtown Malvern.Charles and Maureen Keeney, of Keeney’s Food Market,  plan to reopen their diner on May 11. “I ask for God’s leadership and we’re going to see what it looks like,”Charles Keeney said. Victoria Bourgeois during a 2019 track meet.Alyssa Zia during a 2019-2020 basketball game.Blake Smith during a 2019-2020 basketball game.Bianca Pettus during a 2019-2020 basketball game.Hannah Collie during a 2019-2020 basketball game.Collier Robertson during a 2019-2020 basketball game.Dawson King during a 2019-2020 basketball game.Alex Ventress while signing a National Letter of Intent to run cross-country at Southern Arkansas University.Luke Falco during a 2020 baseball game.Brett Williams during a 2019 football game.James Kegley during a 2019 football game.A Jostens representative hands Madison Yarbrough her cap and gown Thursday in a drive-through event at Poyen High School. Sperintendent Ronnie Kissire said that the district will have a traditional graduation with a tentative date in August. Kissire added that the district waiting for more information from Gov. Asa Hutchinson before finalizing a date. For an early Mother's Day treat, Hot Spring County Judge Dennis Thornton with grandchildren Park and Peri Thornton pay a special visit to his mom, Marcille Thornton at The Crossing at Malvern. Due to the coronavirus outbreak, family members are prohibited to visit residents and their loved ones inside the facility. The Crossing at Malvern allows the public to visit residents and family members through the outside windows of their rooms.While riding in the back of a truck, a group of people wave to residents outside of Encore at Malvern. The nursing home hosted a parade Friday in celebration of Mother’s Day.Friday’s parade allowed residents to celebrate their loved ones while still being safe. These youngsters are all smiles while participating in Friday’s parade. Malvern soccer head coach Seth Roberts applauds hard work ethic from the sideline for Malvern during home game competition during the 2020 season at Claude Mann Stadium.Senior Lady Leopard Kelsey Dingler battles for possession offensively for Malvern during home soccer action for the 2020 season.Senior Leopard Zane Stuckey challenges his opponent defensively during a home game of the 2020 soccer season.Poyen senior Kyla Puckett gets the tipoff during a 2019-2020 Lady Indians game.Baylie Morrison, Kyndal Morrison and Beau Edwards sit at one of the tables available for customers to eat outside Malvern Mercantile on Main Street in downtown Malvern. At the this time, dine-in service remains closed to the public, according to owner, Stephanie Collie. Malvern Mercantile is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday for curbside service, pickup and delivery for flowers and food.