April 2018

Adults enjoy participating in the activities at the Malvern High School Spring Celebration held on March 30, 2018.The Easter Bunny dropped by the Malvern High School Spring Celebration held by the Malvern Student Council on March 30, 2018.Even the Easter Bunny needs to check social media while out and about at the Malvern High School Spring Celebration held on March 30, 2018.Patrons visited the first annual Hot Spring County Car Show on Saturday, March 31, 2018 held at Encore Healthcare and Rehabilitation. The event was sponsored by the Malvern Daily Record and Encore Healthcare and Rehabilitation.Kids and adults battle for chairs while playing musical chairs at the Malvern High School Spring Celebration on March 30, 2018.Glen Rose fans watch the Malvern at Glen Rose baseball game Friday, March 30, 2018.Malvern fans fill the stands during the Malvern at Glen Rose baseball game Friday, March 30, 2018.Poyen fans line up around the fence for the Poyen at Glen Rose softball game on Friday, March 30, 2018.Glen Rose fans watch the Lady Beavers bat at the Poyen at Glen Rose game Friday, March 30, 2018.Glen Rose fans cheer on the Beavers during the Malvern at Glen Rose baseball game Friday, March 30, 2018.Glen Rose coaches talk to each other during the Malvern at Glen Rose baseball game Friday, March 30, 2018.Glen Rose fans watch the Malvern at Glen Rose baseball game Friday, March 30, 2018.The children of St. Paul UMC that participated lined up on Saturday, March 31 with all the eggs they’d collected at the Easter Egg Hunt.As soon as the go ahead was given, the egg hunters took off, searching for the various eggs. Some were hidden in tricky places, tucked away in hard to see places.Attendees at the Egg Hunt also participated in an egg relay race where they had to split into two teams, carry plastic eggs from start to finish and then hand their eggs off to their teammates.Kids get their face painted at the Malvern High School Spring Celebration held on March 30, 2018.Malvern senior Demias Jimerson touches home plate during the Malvern at Glen Rose baseball game Friday, March 30, 2018.Children try to work together in the three-legged race during the Malvern High School Spring Celebration held on March 30, 2018.All area law enforcement agencies converged Sunday to help one of their own. Arkansas State Police, Hot Spring County Sheriff’s Office, Malvern Police Department and Rockport Police Department at the scene where witnesses say Trooper Kyle Sheldon was shot by suspect Elsbeth Tresa Kittinger, at Corner Store Valero on Highway 270, near Highway 51 in Rockport on Sunday, April 1, 2018.Glen Rose senior Holly Crutchfield winds up the pitch during the Lady Beavers gamewith the Poyen Lady Indians on Friday, March 30, 2018.Demolition work began last week at the former Burger King location on Highway 270/Martin Luther King Blvd.Glen Rose junior Jeremy Beasley pitches the ball during a recent game.Ouachita senior Dawson Jenning gets ready to bat for the Warriors during a recent game.Poyen sophomore Kyla Puckett leads off first base during a recent game.Back Row Left to right: Coach Brenda Rush, Angel Perez, Pleasant Martinez, Elizabeth Briner, Jackson Bulhoes, Coach Joshua Cartwright, Front Row Left to right: Laney Smith, Indigo Clark, Chloe Jackson, Atlanta Nelson, Ronald the Robot, Emma Heath, Steven Shaddock, Dylan Drury Not Pictured: Julian Cantu, Amber Wilkinson, Jalen Dupree, Coach Angela GreenStudents drive Ronald the Robot around the arena demonstrating how the bot was used in competition to pick up different colored plastic donuts and move them to certain areas.Brooklyn Bryant, daughter fo Trent and Stephanie Bryant wanted to pet a puppy and remind him that he was being a bad dog at the first annual Hot Spring County Car Show held Saturday, March 31 at Encore Healthcare and Rehabilitation. The dog was a figurine, many believed to be real at first glance.Local patrons as well as residents of Encore Healthcare and Rehabilitation enjoyed viewing the vehicles at the first annual Hot Spring County Car Show held Saturday, March 31 at Encore Healthcare and Rehabilitation.Patrons viewed the vehicles at the first annual Hot Spring County Car Show held Saturday, March 31 at Encore Healthcare and Rehabilitation.A warm sunny day brought many visitors to the first annual Hot Spring County Car Show held Saturday, March 31 at Encore Healthcare and Rehabilitation.Visitors young and old enjoyed the warm sunny day at the first annual Hot Spring County Car Show held Saturday, March 31 at Encore Healthcare and Rehabilitation.Kids and parents had a fun Friday, March 31, hunting for Easter eggs at The Crossing.Kids of all ages came to The Crossing on Friday, March 30 to fill their Easter buckets with candy.Kids of all ages came to The Crossing on Friday, March 30 to fill their Easter buckets with candy.Hot dogs were grilled by Kris and Thomy Green at the first annual Hot Spring County Car Show held Saturday, March 31 at Encore Healthcare and Rehabilitation.Malvern Daily Record employees Kathi Ledbetter and Michelle Cummins assist Kinney Black and other car show participants in registering their vehicles at the first annual Hot Spring County Car Show held Saturday, March 31 at Encore Healthcare and Rehabilitation.Joe and Patsy Mays display the trophy for Best of Show for their entry of 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air hard top convertible Saturday at the first annual Hot Spring County Car Show held Saturday, March 31 at Encore Healthcare and Rehabilitation.Dandy, sits in his 1963 Chevrolet Impala SS hard top convertible while awaiting the judges decisions  Saturday at the first annual Hot Spring County Car Show. Ladonna Loftis get a pie in the face on Friday, March 30 at the Big Red Store (across from Sonic) in Malvern. Loftis received the highest humber of sales in a fundraiser the store held for Arkansas Children’s Hospital.From left to right, Lynn Davis with Encore Healthcare and Rehabilitation, Kathi Ledbetter and Michelle Cummins with Malvern Daily Record assist participants in registering their vehicles at the first annual Hot Spring County Car Show held Saturday, March 31 at Encore Healthcare and Rehabilitation.Rosie (right), the resident therapy dog at Encore Healthcare and Rehabilitation had a fun time playing with another dog, Rocky at the first annual Hot Spring County Car Show held Saturday, March 31 at Encore Healthcare and Rehabilitation.Demolition of the old Malvern City Park bathrooms began on Monday, April 2. Plans to rebuild a new bathroom are in the works. Bismarck senior Jordan Lancaster slides into home during the Lady Lions game with the Malvern Lady Leopards on Wednesday, April 4, 2018.Magnet Cove junior Kaitlyn Farr swings at the ball during a recent game.Magnet Cove freshman Lucas Smeltzer swings for the fences during a recent game.Malvern junior Darion Weaver swings at the ball during the Leopards game with the Bismarck Lions on Wednesday, April 4, 2018.Great American Women Dolls is a featured exhibit at the Hot Spring County Museum located at 302 East Third Street in Malvern.Malvern freshman Luis Labastida dribbles the ball past a Harmony Grove Cardinal defender during their game on Thursday, April 5, 2018.The Lady Leopards celebrate after scoring a goal on the Harmony Grove Lady Cardinals during their game on Thursday, April 5, 2018.Fans take one last look at their phones before the Malvern vs. Harmony Grove soccer games on Thursday, April 5 2018.Fans stand up to get a better view of the Leopards during the Malvern vs. Harmony Grove soccer games on Thursday, April 5 2018.Fans discuss the Lady Leopards as they take on the Lady Cardinals in the Malvern vs. Harmony Grove soccer games on Thursday, April 5 2018.Malvern fans wait for the Leopards to take the field during the Malvern vs. Harmony Grove soccer games on Thursday, April 5 2018.Fans watch as the Leopards take on the Cardinals in soccer on Thursday, April 5 2018.Malvern fans smile as the Lady Leopards score their first goal during their game with the Harmony Grove Cardinals on Thursday, April 5 2018.Kimber Gray (left) and Stacie Edie sold spaghetti lunches on Sunday, April 8 for the Ronda Ball Gray Memorial Fundraiser.Sharon Previtte prepares the meals for those purchasing plates at the Ronda Ball Gray Memorial Fundraiser on Sunday, April 8.Stacie Hart (left) and Sarah Griggs pose for a photo at the Ronda Ball Gray Memorial Fundraiser, benefiting First Step on Sunday, April 8.Bismarck senior Sawyer Hardage waits for the pitch during the Lions game against the Fountain Lake Cobras on Monday, April 9, 2018.Bismarck junior Delilah Johnson pitches the ball to the Fountain Lake Lady Cobras during their game on Monday, April 9, 2018.More than 100 people attended the record breaking annual Hot Spring County 4-H Auction held on Friday, April 6, 2018 at the 4-H Building in Malvern. The auction raised more than $9,800 for 4-H.Local 4-H members held a concession at the annual 4-H Auction held Friday, April 6, 2018 at the 4-H Building in Malvern. Pictured is (front) Eva Berryhill, Hannah Riggan, Linden Bearden, Garrett Charlton (back) Abby Loy and Faith Harmon. The auction raised more than $9,800 for Hot Spring County 4-H. Author Emily Wyatt (left) takes student suggestions of what illustrator, Nathaniel Dailey is drawing during a meet the author and artist at Poyen Elementary on Friday, April 6, 2018. Bill Scrimshire (left) and Danny Riggan (right) await the start of the annual Hot Spring County 4-H Auction held on Friday, April 6, 2018 at the 4-H Building in Malvern.Bismarck junior Belle Harmon times the pitch while on base during a recent game.Ouachita senior Braxton Gravett plays third base during the Warriors game with the Poyen Indians on Tuesday, April 10, 2018.County Extension Agent Jason Braziel (left) and Senator Alan Clark visit at the annual Hot Spring County 4-H Auction held on Friday, April 6, 2018 at the 4-H Building in Malvern.Malvern sophomore Janet Umana brings the ball up the field during a recent game.Two jars of the famous “Warren Smoke” pickles brought $825 through multiple bidding and reselling at the annual Hot Spring County 4-H Auction held on Friday, April 6, 2018 at the 4-H Building in Malvern.Volunteers pose on Sunday, April 8, 2018 after working at the Ronda Ball Gray Memorial Fundraiser at First Step.  Pictured (Left to Right) Front: Karlee Elisabeth Gray, Aerah Hardin; Middle: Sarah Dawson, Cheryl Driggers, Megan Ellis, Stacie Edie, Sara Doss, Linda Ball, Kimber Olivia Gray, Kristin Cordell; Back: Stacie Hart, Sharon PrevitteA part of the selection process: Clare Graham (left) librarian, Malvern-Hot Spring County Library, and Dana Keener, staff writer, Malvern Daily Record; discussing participant entries for the annual National Library Week Essay Contest.David Rice, vice president, director of marketing with Grapette International, Inc. visits with students at a Career Fair hosted by College of the Ouachitas on Thursday, April 12, 2018.Malvern junior Brandon Scott goes up to bat while the rest of the Leopards stand in the dugout during a recent game with the Magnet Cove Panthers.Ouachita senior Constance Volz stands at the plate during a recent game. The Lady Warriors are looking to bounce back after losing to the Bismarck Lady Lions on Tuesday, April 10, 2018. The Lady Warriors will be taking on the Mount Ida Lady Lions in their next game on Tuesday, April 17 at 4:30 p.m.Jennifer (left) and Mark Bailey spoke to Rotarians on Wednesday, April 11 about the upcoming chuckwagon races to be held at Whiskey Ridge Ranch in May and other activities they offer. Malvern senior Antwuan Johnson (left) looks to kick the ball past a Bauxite Miner during the Leopards home game on Thursday, April 12, 2018.Malvern freshman Abby Loy (17) hits the ball off her head during the Lady Leopards home game against the Bauxite Lady Miners on Thursday, April 12, 2018.Malvern High School students were evacuated on Friday, April 13, 2018 due to smoke in the mechanical room near the cafeteria. Malvern Fire Department firefighters checked the building for fire before allowing students to return to classes.Malvern fans watch as the Leopards take on the Bauxite Miners during their game on Thursday, April 12, 2018.Malvern fans try to find the best seats to cheer on the Leopards during their game against the Bauxite Miners on Thursday, April 12, 2018.Fans of all ages cheer on the Leopards during their games against the Bauxite Miners on Thursday, April 12, 2018.Hot Spring County Chief Deputy Treasurer Glorie Thornton (left) discusses existing safety measures with Malvern Police Department Assistant Chief Jim Bailey (center)  and Police Chief Donnie Taber. Bailey and Taber conducted a risk/threat assessment of the Hot Spring County Courthouse.Glen Rose junior Jace Haynes (right) looks to steal third base while Bismarck sophomore Jacob Loy yells for the ball to tag Haynes out during their game on Monday, April 16, 2018.Glen Rose freshman Emma McJunkins and Bismarck senior Kyndall Willis wait for the pitch while at third base during their game on Monday, April 16, 2018.Brianna Scholes, Battalion Executive Officer for the Malvern High School JROTC, spoke at Lions club on Tuesday, April 17.Glen Rose sophomore Nikki Schneider pitches the ball for the Lady Beavers during a recent game. The Lady Beavers were at home as they faced the Episcopal Collegiate Lady Wildcats on Tuesday, April 17, 2018. The Lady Beavers crushed the Lady Wildcats in a 15-0 win. The Lady Beavers’ next game will be on the road at Rose Bud as they take on the Lady Ramblers on Friday, April 20 at 5 p.m.Jennifer Arnold, S-1 for the Malvern High School JROTC, spoke at Lions club on Tuesday, April 17.Christina Harris, Battalion Commander for the MHS JROTC, was one of the speakers at the Malvern Lions Club on Tuesday, April 17.A Poyen Indian dives for first base after trying to steal second during the Indians game against the Fountain Lake Cobras on Tuesday, April 17, 2018.Poyen sophomore Lance Austin crosses home plate during the Indians game with the Fountain Lake Cobras on Tuesday, April 17, 2018. The Cobras won the game 10-9 after a walk-off home run in the bottom of the seventh inning.Christie Chandler brought Jim Miller (left) in to talk about the Mid America Science Museum at the Malvern Rotary on Wednesday, April 18.Will Smith, Command Sergeant Major for the Malvern High School JROTC, spoke at Lions club on Tuesday, April 17.Bailey Elder and Faith Smith (right), both cosmetology students at College of the Ouachitas tie-dyed shirts on Thursday, April 19, 2018 as part of the COTO Paint the School Blue for Child Abuse Awareness Month activities. Demolition began April 19 on properties located on Main and Ash streets. The properties will become parking lots upon completion of construction.Hot Spring County Circuit Clerk Mayme Brown (right) answers a question from Kiwanian Susan Lafond at the Malvern Area Kiwanis Club meeting on Thursday, April 19, 2018. Brown was the guest speaker for the weekly meeting. Kiwanis meets every Thursday at noon at Western Sizzlin in Malvern.Ouachita junior Braxton Bailey waits for the pitch during a recent game for the Warriors. Bailey was a crucial part of the Warriors comeback against Trinity Christian.Poyen sophomore Kyla Puckett (right) runs to second base while Magnet Cove junior Lily Barber watches for the ball during the Lady Indians and Lady Panthers game on Wednesday, April 18, 2018.Poyen junior Chase Sprouse pitches the ball for the Indians during a recent game.Bismarck junior Belle Harmon waits for the pitch while on first base during a recent game.Malvern sophomore Andre Luton takes the ball up the field for the Leopards during a recent game.Several people stand with just one number left in hopes of yelling Bingo on Friday, April 20, 2018 at the Malvern/Hot Spring County Chamber of Commerce Bingo Bash held at the Malvern Community Center. Ouachita junior John Fowler (left) eyes first base and Magnet Cove sophomore Brennen Koller while pitching the ball to the Panthers during their game on Friday, April 20, 2018.Ouachita senior Haley Sanders (left) tags out Magnet Cove junior Kaitlyn Farr during the Lady Warriors game against the Lady Panthers on Friday, April 20, 2018.Flo Swayze lays a red rose at the marker for Confederate Soldier Alfred Day at the Confederate Cemetery Ceremony on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at Social Hill Cemetery.  James O. Hardy was also honored with the placement of a tombstone. Hays Swayze (center) shows guests his cannon used in a demonstration at the Confederate Cemetery Ceremony on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at Social Hill Cemetery. Two soldiers, Alfred Day and James O. Hardy were honored with the placement of tombstones.Malvern senior J’shaun Dawn (right) and freshman Anderson SantaMaria battle against a Central Arkansas Christian Mustang during a recent game. The Leopards traveled to Central Arkansas Christian on Monday, April 23, 2018 to face the Mustangs. The Leopards beat the Mustangs 2-1. The Leopards scored one goal in the first half and one goal in the second half. The Mustangs’ goal was scored in the second half.Malvern senior Paige Jones (standing) tags out Bismarck junior Belle Harmon during a recent game between the Lady Leopards and the Lady Lions.Malvern freshman Laura Paul focuses on taking the ball down field during a recent game. The Lady Leopards traveled to Central Arkansas Christian on Monday, April 23, 2018 to face the Lady Mustangs. The Lady Leopards dropped 8-0 to the Lady Mustangs. The Lady Mustangs scored seven goals on the Lady Leopards in the first half and added their last goal in the second half.(Left to right) Melissa Phillips, Paul Adcox and Gerald Williams pose for a photo at the Confederate Cemetery Ceremony on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at Social Hill Cemetery. Two soldiers, Alfred Day and James O. Hardy were honored with the placement of tombstones. Volunteers place the tombstone for Confederate Solider Alfred Day at Social Hill Cemetery during the Confederate Cemetery Ceremony on Saturday, April 21, 2018. A tombstone for soldier James O. Hardy was also placed in the cemetery. We the People, an engagement exhibit, presented by the students of Ms. Claudine James’ PreAp literature classes of  Malvern Middle School.Magnet Cove sophomore Luke Upton plays catcher for the Panthers during a recent game. The Panthers will face the Mufreesboro Rattlers in round two of the 2A-7 West District Tournament on Thursday, April 26 at 4 p.m.Magnet Cove senior Katie Jones goes up to bat for the Lady Panthers during a recent game.Meet the Candidates held at Malvern Senior Activity Center, offered an opportunity for candidates to speak with Hot Spring County residents. From left; State Representative candidate, Ernie Hinz; Justice of the Peace District 3 candidate, Pat Carver; Hot Sping County Coroner candidate, Sam Swaim; Hot Spring County Sheriff, Mike Cash; Hot Spring County Judge Dennis Thornton; Malvern Mayor Brenda Weldon, and State Representative Laurie Rushing.Ouachita senior Constance Volz throws the ball from third base during a recent game.Poyen junior Kindi Puckett looks to see where the ball will fall during a recent game.Malvern Mayor Brenda Weldon (center) declared April 3 to be National Service Day and signed a proclamation recognizing Malvern volunteers. Pictured are (left to right): Lori Voss, Dorothy Brennan, Cynthia Luke, Malvern Mayor Brenda Weldon, Ruby Graves and Beverlyn Williams.University of Arkansas vice chancellor and athletics director, Hunter Yurachek, shakes hand and talks to Razorback fans after speaking at the Roy L. Murphy Razorback Club Spring Railly held at the Lakeside Athletic Complex in Hot Springs on April 25, 2018.Rev. Courtney Bacon-Latina was presented with a certificate of appreciation during the Malvern area Kiwanis meeting on April 26, 2018.Hot Spring County Master Gardeners, Pam Hall, Linda Russel, Ann Phelan, and Gail McClure spent the day Wednesday, April 25 beautifying the Malvern Mayor’s office on East Third Street in Malvern. For more information about Hot Spring County Master Gardeners contact the Hot Spring County Extension Office at (501) 332-5267.Honors II Seminar Class students at College of the Ouachitas presented their findings about improving Hot Spring County on Wednesday, April 25, 2018. Pictured above are (back row) Alaric Chavez, Mandy Haynes Ayanna Pierce, HSC Judge Dennis Thornton, Caty Marisichky, Isaac Jones, Christian Shelton, (front row) HSC Sheriff Mike Cash and Malvern Oil Co. owner Glen Catlett.Hot Spring County employees and elected officials showed support for Relay For Life by wearing purple Friday, April 28, 2018. Relay For Life begins at 2 p.m. today with the opening ceremony and survivor lap at 2:15 p.m. The festivities will be held at the Boys & Girls Club of Malvern and Hot Spring County located at 1840 West Moline Street in Malvern.Pictured are HSCSD law enforcement officers, jailers, and clerks.Linda Carver was awarded Best of Show in the adult division for her portrait painting of her granddaughter at the Virginia P. Weaver Spring Art Show held at MNB April 18 to 20, 2018Magnet Cove sophomore Kailyn Harville grabs a ground ball during the Lady Panthers game against the Murfreesboro Lady Rattlers on Thursday, April 26, 2018.Pat Freeman was awarded Best of Show in the professional division for her still life painting at the Virginia P. Weaver Spring Art Show held at MNB April 18 to 20, 2018Poyen junior Jacob Farmer eyes the pitch during the Indians game against the Mountain Pine Red Devils on Thursday, April 26, 2018.

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