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McDonald’s and the Malvern Police Department will celebrate National Coffee with a Cop Day on Wednesday, Oct. 5. As local small business owners, McDonald’s franchisees are always looking for opportunities to support the local community and this partnership with the Malvern Police Department …

The Hot Springs Arts and Crafts Fair has been a seasonal highlight in nearby Hot Springs National Park every year since it first began in 1968, with the exception of 2020 because of--you guessed it--COVID. The annual craft event, traditionally held the first weekend in October, gives people …

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The Arkansas State Senate has approved the recommendation of the Senate Ethics Committee to suspend State Sen. Alan Clark (R - Lonsdale) from the 93rd General Assembly for filing a “spurious, frivolous and retaliatory,” against his Senate colleague Stephanie Flowers (D- Pine Bluff).

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The Malvern Lions Club welcomed John Bratton, director of the ASU Three Rivers Career Center, to its weekly meeting to share how this academic program readies high school seniors from districts all around the county for their steps beyond graduation, whether that be toward advancing their ed…

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The sixth bi-annual multi-class reunion for Donaldson, Friendship and Ouachita High Schools (class of ’51 to ’80) will be on Saturday, Oct. 1 from 1-4 p.m.

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The Malvern School District held its monthly school board meeting Monday evening. The regular course of business included the approval of the Annual Financial Report for fiscal year 2022 and the adoption of the budget outlined for 2022-23, as well as approval of the annual ADE Statement of A…

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The Midway Daze community event, presented by T.H.E. Events & Planning, took place this past Saturday at the Ouachita School complex.

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The Malvern Lions Club welcomed Vicki McNees, director of The Literacy Council of Hot Spring County, to speak at its weekly meeting Tuesday afternoon about the problem of adult illiteracy among HSC residents, and what her organization aims to do about it.

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Libraries have long offered more than just books. Visitors can often find movies, music, or even mobile internet. The library is proud to host its’ second annual Halloween Costume Giveaway beginning on October 3rd. Families are invited to the library to pick out one free Halloween costume pe…

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Elizabeth Briner, junior at Malvern High School was named a Rural and Small Town Scholar Award by College Board.  The national honor was earned because of her academic achievements in school and outstanding performance on the PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10, and AP Exams.

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As part of Optimum’s commitment to support learning and innovation in our local communities, Optimum last week sponsored a STEM Day at Arkansas State University Three River campus, in which approximately 100 fifth grade students from 11 Dawson Education Service Cooperative schools broke into…

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David Armstrong, lead park interpreter at DeGray Lake Resort State Park, stopped by the Malvern-HSC Chamber of Commerce’s monthly Chamber Breakfast at ASU Three Rivers Thursday morning.

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It may be hard for some of us to fathom, but there are many adults in Hot Spring County who are unable to read at an adequate level, if at all. The Literacy Council of Hot Spring County (LCHSC) is nonprofit organization that is trying to combat the issue through the READ Program.  

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The Hot Spring County Quorum Court met Tuesday evening for its monthly meeting to take care of several items of business. All sitting justices of the peace were present except District 8 Justice of the Peace Andrew Daily.

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Jase Shepherd is a 9-year old fourth-grader who attends Malvern Elementary School and is very active in the Ouachita 4-H Program. But Jase isn’t your ordinary 9-year-old. Jace’s philanthropic efforts put the rest of us to shame.

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The Malvern City Council met Monday evening for their regularly-scheduled monthly meeting. Several interesting items of business were on the agenda, including a resolution approving bonuses for local law enforcement and talk of a vehicle donation to the Magnet Cove Fire Department.

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Tawana Williams with the Percy and Donna Malone Child Safety Center made a stop by the regularly scheduled meeting of Malvern Area Kiwanis on Tuesday, Sept. 6, at El Parian Mexican Restaurant in Malvern.

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The 2022 Hot Spring County Fair & Livestock Show took place all through last week at the HSC Fairgrounds, starting with various exhibits and judging events, and culminating in a fun-filled day of contests, exhibitions, live music, and the second evening of an incredible rodeo show Saturd…

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There was too much fun going on this past weekend at the 2022 Hot Spring County Fair & Livestock Show! (Friday evening's Malvern Rodeo pics and pic of 2022 Miss Rodeo Arkansas Princess, Harlee Ausmus, and Ayden Ashley courtesy of Nikki Ausmus)

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A friendly reminder—the Hot Spring County Histriology, a consortium of the HSC Museum, the HSC Historical Society and the Malvern-HSC Library, will present “Pioneer Day” Friday, Sept. 23 from 3:30-7 p.m. on the grounds of the HSC Boyle House Museum and the Malvern-HSC Library.

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The 2022 Hot Spring County Fair & Livestock Show is underway this week, through Saturday, at the HSC Fairgrounds.

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As previously reported, the Malvern Daily Record ceased carrier delivery to private residences as of Saturday, Sept. 3. Subscribers will now receive their daily paper through the regular U.S. Postal Service mail delivery system.

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The Hot Spring County Historical Society welcomed Dr. Sam Taggart to their September meeting Monday evening. Taggart is a retired physician, historian and author from Benton who came to present information related to his latest book, “Country Doctors of Arkansas.”

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A special open meeting of the HSC Quorum Court was called to introduce a resolution enabling the county “to retain Government Capital Corporation related to obtaining financing for an energy efficiency and solar project.”

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Mrs. Mary Marie McClard, or “Miss Mary” as she was affectionately known around campus, worked her tail off for the Magnet Cove School District for more than 26 years.

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Hot Spring County Extension Agent, Rachel Bearden, and County Assesor, Blake Riggan, came to the Malvern Lions Club’s Tuesday afternoon meeting to speak with members about the upcoming 2022 Hot Spring County Fair and LIvestock Show, taking place Sept. 4-11 at the HSC Fairgrounds.

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Malvern Elementary Counselor Stephanie Sawyer recently put out a simple call on social media to ask for help with the MES Clothes Closet, and Denny Teeter answered that call with a $1,000 donation.

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Lono School, first established in 1886, was home to rural students south of Malvern for decades, until consolidation forced those students to enroll in other school districts.

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Dara Casey has been deeply invested in bettering Malvern and in partnering with other like-minded citizens for several years now, in a unified effort to revitalize and improve the historic downtown buildings and outdoor areas of the city.

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There will be a Taco Tuesday concession stand fundraiser at the Hot Spring County Fair Tuesday, Sept. 6 at 5 p.m.

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I recently saw a social media post about a local hole-in-the-wall restaurant, situated in the middle of a quiet residential neighborhood, that was inducted three years ago into the Arkansas Food Hall of Fame.