August 2019 Photos

Melissa Phillips and Boudreaux compete in The Crossing at Malvern Dog Show on Thursday, July 25, 2019.Jean Vannoy visits with a judge at The Crossing at Malvern Dog Show on Thursday, July 25, 2019.Michael waits with his dog Snoopy for the  next competition at The Crossing at Malvern Dog Show on Thursday, July 25, 2019.Winning contestants in The Crossing at Malvern Dog Show line up for the Best of Show contest on Thursday, July 25, 2019.Blake Scrimshire (right) checks the water for Izzy at The Crossing at Malvern Dog Show on Thursday, July 25, 2019.Malvern Lions Club member Mark Roberts (right) had Malvern Head Football Coach J. D. Plumlee speak to the Malvern Lions Club during their weekly meeting on Tuesday, July 30, 2019. Coach Plumlee spoke about the Malvern Leopards football team.Pictured, the current overall view of areas needing restored, repair and reconstructed inside and outside of the historic Malvern Rosenwald Tuggle School located 836 Acme Street in Malvern.A glimpse into the inside of the historic Malvern Rosenwald Tuggle School located 836 Acme Street in Malvern needing restored, repair and reconstructed.Travis Smith, assistant plant manager for Acme Brick, shows the Kaolinite Clay layer Acme Brick mines in the Perla mines at the Malvern Rotary Club meeting on Wednesday, July 31, 2019.Georgia HolsingCity and county officials, and fire department representatives met for a Hot Spring County Intergovernmental Council meeting on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 to discuss county business.Members of the Malvern football team and their moms pose for a picture at Claude Mann Stadium-David Alpe Field on Thursday, August 1, 2019. Moms were able to experience what happens in the Leopards football program.Malvern Head Football Coach J. D. Plumlee explains to moms what they will be doing while at the Mom’s Clinic on Thursday, August 1, 2019.Malvern Football Coach Mark Freer spots Brigette Jones during a bench press at the Malvern Mom’s Clinic on Thursday, August 1, 2019.Claudine James is featured at Mary Mac’s Tea Room, officially declared by the Georgia House of Representatives to be Atlanta’s official Dining Room. The Tea Room which opened in 1945 was one of over 30 historic sites James toured as part of her participation in an NEH Summer Teacher Institute.Magnet Cove football head coach Caleb Carmikle huddles with Panthers to discuss the next play to run during 7 on 7 tournament competition held in Poyen this summer.The City of Malvern Fire Department received a Community Partnership Grant from Centerpoint Energy for $1,250. Pictured, from left to right, Robert Knott (Centerpoint), Chris Brewster (Fire Marshal) Jeremy Harper (Fire Chief), Brandon Caldwell (Centerpoint), and Malvern Mayor Brenda Weldon.Malvern Football Defensive Coordinator Nick Brumfield instructs a mom on how to do a power clean during the Mom’s Clinic on Thursday, August 1, 2019.Moms have fun while practicing catching and defending the ball during passing drills at the Malvern Mom’s Clinic on Thursday, August 1, 2019.Poyen Indians football head coach Vick Barrett talks strategy with Indians during 7 on 7 tournament action held in Poyen this summer.Lyshonda Blaschke watches the ball during a punt return drill at the Malvern Mom’s Clinic on Thursday, August 1, 2019.A mom practices running back drills while at the Malvern Mom’s Clinic on Thursday, August 1, 2019.Ryan Stiles (right) stands with Susan Jones (left) with his dog, Ollie. Ollie, a Maltipoo (Maltese Poodle Designer Dog mix) was awarded Best of Show at The Crossing at Malvern’s Dog Show on Thursday, July 25, 2019. Malvern quarterback Braxton Allen hands the ball off to a running back during the first day of fall camp at Claude Mann Stadium-David Alpe Field on Monday, August 5, 2019.The Malvern Jr. High Cubs practice drills during the first day of fall camp at Claude Mann Stadium-David Alpe Field on Monday, August 5, 2019.Pictured are the 2018 HSC Fair Royalties; Queen Miss Erica Canada, Junior Miss Ember Hughes, Young Miss Bailee Bozeman, Petite Miss Kinley Clark, Little Miss Carleigh Skinner,and Tiny Miss Paisley. Brandon Rimmer, program chair of the Ouachita River Art Guild of Hot Spring County, spoke to the Malvern Area Kiwanis Club on Thursday, August 1, 2019 during their weekly meeting.A Malvern Leopards Peewee team huddles up during practice on Thursday, August 1, 2019 at Claude Mann Stadium-David Alpe Field.Hot Spring County Judge Dennis Thornton (right) presents a proclamation to Nancy Mae Ross Green at a reception in her honor on Sunday, August 4, 2019 at Bethel AME Church in Malvern. Also pictured is Pete Willis (left) and Lillian Beard, both former students of Green.The Malvern offensive line gets ready to snap the ball during the first day of fall camp at Claude Mann Stadium-David Alpe Field on Monday, August 5, 2019.Pictured are the winners of the grand prizes during the Malvern-Hot Spring County Library’s Super Readers Party on Saturday, August 3, 2019. From left to right are: Mason Nix, accepting the prize for his sister Emma Nix, in the 4-7 age group; Devin Gardner, 8-11 age group; Rowan Phelps, 12-18 age group; and Elizabeth Jones who won the ultimate grand prize of a telescope. Not pictured is Brayden Piper, 0-3 age group. Rob and Cathy FeatherJewelry and crystals on display at Arkansas Yarn Co. in Malvern. Hot Spring County District Court staff behind the operation— Amber Davis, Court Administrator; Ashley Reynolds, District Court Clerk; Linda Taylor, Deputy Court Clerk IT Coordinator and Kristin Willet, Deputy Court Clerk pose by the area upstairs where fines and fees are collected for payment at the Malvern City Hall. Not pictured, HSC District Court Honorable Judge Emily White, who helped make the transition a smooth process.Margie Pye, volunteer; Paula Younger, Director, and Joyce Loyd, Assistant Director, take pride in their work at the Calvary Baptist Free Clothes Closet, offering assistance to citizens of Malvern needing new clothes. The Clothes Closet is located at 1267 Ford Drive in Malvern.Coffee Records owners Stephen Bailey and Mason Rose greet patrons at Coffee Records in Malvern.The Glen Rose Jr. Beavers practice running plays and catching the ball during fall camp at Beaver Stadium on Tuesday, August 6, 2019.The Glen Rose Beavers practice their kickoff formation during fall camp at Beaver Stadium on Tuesday, August 6, 2019.A Glen Rose running back catches the ball after a kickoff during fall camp at Beaver Stadium on Tuesday, August 6, 2019.Clare Graham, Regional Director of the Malvern-Hot Spring County Library hands out cupcakes during the Super Reader Party on Saturday, August 3, 2019.Mason Nix enjoys a cupcake during the Malvern-Hot Spring County Library’s Super Reader Party on Saturday, August 3, 2019.The Glen Rose Jr. Beavers practice proper ball holding techniques and stripping the ball during fall camp on Tuesday, August 6, 2019.A young girl gets excited over adding glitter to her slime during the Malvern-Hot Spring County Library’s Super Reader Party on Saturday, August 3, 2019.The Malvern Jr. Cubs practice running back drills during fall camp on Monday, August 5, 2019.Claudine James, far right, enjoys talking with attendees at the reception honoring Nancy Mae Ross Green, former teacher of the Malvern Rosenwald Tuggle School, on Sunday, August 4, 2019 at Bethel AME Church Fellowship Hall. Rev. Henry Mitchell, standing, expresses appreciation to Nancy Mae Ross Green during the reception in her honor on Sunday, August 4, 2019 at Bethel AME Church Fellowship Hall.Pete Willis, Lillian Beard, Willie B. Booth, Ben Ross and Louise Robinson Williams, former students of Nancy Mae Ross Green shared special memories while attending the Malvern Rosenwald Tuggle School during the reception in honor of Green.Left to right, Marva Jasper, Eva Ross Pierce (sister of Nancy Mae Ross Green) and Randolph Jones take time to pose with excitement at the reception honoring Nancy  Mae Ross Green on Sunday, August 4, 2019 at Bethel AME Church Fellowship Hall.Above, Clare Graham observes historic items of the Malvern Rosenwald Tuggle School displayed at the reception.Juanita Tobler (seated) was the winner of the Watermelon Seed Stacking contest held at the Malvern Senior Activity Center on Wednesday, August 7, 2019. Cyndi Muncrief, patient care representative with Hospice Home Care, awarded the top prize to Tobler. Tobler was able to beat the competition by stacking eight watermelon seeds. In second place was Marie Wiley with seven seeds stacked. Hospice Home Care provided watermelons to those present at the Senior Activity Center Wednesday.Kids get messy while making slime during the Malvern-Hot Spring County Library’s Super Reader Party on Saturday, August 3, 2019.Christie Chandler (left), owner of Country Garden Florist and Lauren Chandler (right) delivered a Be Happy Mug to Donna May at Family Farm during Make Someone Smile Week, July 21 to July 27, 2019.The Magnet Cove Panthers practice on special teams with head coach Caleb Carmikle observing during fall football practice on Tuesday, August 6, 2019.Magnet Cove Panthers quarterback eyes a target to launch during fall football practice on Tuesday, August 6, 2019.Malvern Fire Department firefighters pose with Be Happy Mugs by Christie Chandler, owner of Country Garden Florist and Lauren Chandler during Make Someone Smile Week, July 21 to July 27, 2019.The Magnet Cove Panthers junior high team shows focus and skills to get ready for the upcoming football season during fall practice on Tuesday, August 6, 2019.Christie Chandler (center), owner of Country Garden Florist in Malvern and Lauren Chandler pose for a photo with members of the Malvern Police Department after delivering Be Happy Mugs to employees during Make Someone Smile Week, July 21 to July 27, 2019.Christie Chandler, owner of Country Garden Florist and Lauren Chandler delivered Be Happy Mugs to Malvern Police Department during Make Someone Smile Week, July 21 to July 27, 2019.The Poyen Indians offensive line work on positioning techniques to be effective during fall football practice on Tuesday, August 6, 2019.Poyen Indians utilize time during fall practice to work on handoffs while head coach Vick Barrett observes on Tuesday, August 6, 2019.The Poyen Indians linemen work aggressively on blocking during fall practice on Tuesday, August 6, 2019.2019 Glen Rose High School graduate Sarah “Alli” Allison Selph was awarded a $500 scholarship from Rockport Masonic Lodge #58. Pictured above from left to right is Past Master Craig Henry; Sarah “Alli” Allison Selph, Worshipful Master Matthew Arivette, and Past Master Lew Waniewski.Cody Jones (left) with Heroes Behind The Lines accepts a donation from Rockport Masonic Lodge #58 Worshipful Master Matthew Arivette. The donation will help fund goals of the Heroes Behind The Line organization.Pictured from left to right is Dr. W. Richard Counts, Associate Vice Chancellor of Academics at ASU-Beebe; Dr. Jason Goodner, Chief Academic Officer at ASU-Beebe; Dr. Bruce McLarty, President at Harding University; and Dr. Marty Spears, Provost and Chief Academic Officer at Harding University.2019 Magnet Cove High School graduate Joshua Spiva was awarded a $500 scholarship from Rockport Masonic Lodge #58. Pictured above from left to right is Past Master Craig Henry, Joshua Spiva, and Worshipful Master Matthew Arivette. Spiva will be attending Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia this fall.Malvern’s Kelsey Dingler eyes the hole before putting during the Malvern Lady Leopards golf match on Friday, August 9, 2019.A Malvern golfer follows the ball after teeing off during the Malvern Leopards golf match on Friday, August 9, 2019.Malvern freshman Taylor Vik keeps concentration on returning a serve during tennis practicing on Thursday, August 8, 2019 at the Malvern City Park tennis courts.Malvern senior Carson Massey gets ready to make a productive serve during tennis practice on Thursday, August 8, 2019 at the Malvern City Park tennis courts.Malvern high school junior Laura Paul takes time to prepare her serve during tennis practice on Thursday, August 8, 2019 at the Malvern City Park tennis courts.2018 Ouachita High School graduate Mikayla Buck was awarded a $500 scholarship from Rockport Masonic Lodge #58. Pictured above left to right is Worshipful Master  Matthew Arivette; Mikayla Buck, and Past Master Lew Waniewski. Buck is attending Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia. Malvern educator named as top Henry Ford teacher award - Claudine JamesDAV Chapter 5 members participating in the August 7 ice cream distribution event are from left to right Gene Rasure, Kevin Tuohy, and Rick Martin. For more information about the DAV’s program visit the website at https://spikehsv8.wixsite.com/dav5.The Bismarck defense goes for the tackle against a running back during fall practice on Monday, August 12, 2019.Participants in the 31st Annual Malvern Athletic Department Golf Tournament set a ball marker before putting on Saturday, August 10, 2019.Bismarck quarterback James Kegley rolls to his left during fall practice on Monday, August 12, 2019.A future Leopard golfer makes a putt during the 31st Annual Malvern Athletic Department Golf Tournament on Saturday, August 10, 2019.Mark Roberts hits his ball to the green during the 31st Annual Malvern Athletic Department Golf Tournament on Saturday, August 10, 2019. Top Left photo: Bismarck wide receiver Collier Robertson makes a catch and tries to power through the defense during fall practice on Monday, August 12, 2019.The overall winners of the 31st Annual Malvern Athletic Department Golf Tournament held on Saturday, August 10, 2019, were (left to right) Camron Hurst, Aaron Gillham, and Heath Batchelor.Bismarck’s Gloria Berry focuses on the putt during the Bismarck golf match on Monday, August 12, 2019 at DeGray Golf Course. Berry was the girls medalist in the match with a round of 39.Zoey Hughes (right) is excited for her first day of Kindergarten as she walks to class with Patricia Hughes on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at Poyen Elementary.Bismarck’s Jacob Loy putts the ball during the Bismarck golf match on Monday, August 12, 2019 at DeGray Golf Course. Loy was the boys medalist in the match with a round of 41.Logan Montgomery is greeted by bus driver Mrs. Betty Simmons on his first day of seventh grade at Bismarck Middle School on Tuesday, August 13, 2019.Ouachita Elementary Principal Lyn McDade greets students on the first day of school at Ouachita Elementary School on Tuesday, August 13, 2019.Malvern volleyball head coach Patricia Glover instructs strategy during a recent practice to the Lady Leopards in preparation for the upcoming 2019 season at the Leopard Center. Malvern volleyball will open the season in a benefit game on August 22, 2019 at Ashdown. The Lady Leopards season home-opener is scheduled August 20, 2019 hosting Lake Hamilton at the Leopard Center. The Malvern junior high volleyball team will open the season at home August 26, 2019 hosting Lake Hamilton at the Leopard Center.Eager reader Pamela Hall of Malvern recently shopped for books at the Friends of the Library book sale and silent auction. The sale continues through 6:30 p.m. on Thursday at the Malvern/HSC Library. A reception for Friends Members will be at held Thursday afternoon, August 15, 5 to 7 p.m. All proceeds from Books & Baskets will go to benefit the Malvern-HSC Public Library. The Friends of the Library is a tax-exempt, non-profit organization which is open to anyone who values the local library. Individual memAbove, Kisha D. Holmes-Vance and Samarra Vance  of  Samuel L. Vance & Sons Funeral Directors are seen serving kids and their parents hot dogs, chips and drinks outside during the Back 2 School Extravaganza held Saturday, August 10, 2019 at the Samuel L. Vance & Sons Funeral Directors funeral home in Malvern.Above, kids and family members from the community pose to have their picture taken with their bags of school supplies that were provided to them at the Back 2 School Extravaganza held Saturday, August 10, 2019 at Samuel L. Vance & Sons Funeral Directors funeral home in Malvern. Sponsors for this event—A.A. Wilson Alumni Class of 1966, and CADC (Central Arkansas Development Council) representative Shakara Lomack.Above, Marva Jasper of the Annie A. Wilson Alumni Class of 1966 with Samuel L. Vance II and Samuel L. “Trey” Vance III present one of three door prizes awarded to kids during the Back 2 School Extravaganza held on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at the Samuel L. Vance & Sons Funeral Directors funeral home in Malvern.The Hot Spring County Fair Pageant will be Saturday August 17, 2019 at the Boys and Girls Club of Malvern and Hot Spring County at 1 p.m.Students at Magnet Cove High School mingle in the cafeteria before class starts on the first day of school on Wednesday, August 14, 2019.The Malvern Sr. High wide receivers practice drills during fall practice in preparation for the 2019 season and the Back to School Bash scrimmage tonight, August 15, 2019 at Claude Mann Stadium-David Alpe Field. The Leopards will take the field at 8 p.m.The Malvern Jr. High Cubs took reps during fall practice in preparation for the 2019 season and the Back to School Bash scrimmage tonight, August 15, 2019 at Claude Mann Stadium-David Alpe Field. The Cubs will take the field at 7 p.m.Above, volunteers and staff representatives of Samuel L. Vance & Sons Funeral Directors, Annie A. Wilson Class of 1966 and CADC (Central Arkansas Development Council) of Malvern that contributed time and efforts to supply bags of school supplies for kids in the community for the Back 2 School Extravaganza held Saturday, August 10, 2019 at the Samuel L. Vance & Sons Funeral Directors funeral home. Around 500 bags of school supplies were provided for kids during the event.The Malvern Sr. High Cheerleaders perform a routine during the team scrimmage at the Malvern School District Back to School Bash on Thursday, August 15, 2019.Kenny Scott (left) had Arlociasamy Irodayara also known as Father Samy speak to the Malvern Lions Club during their weekly meeting at Western Sizzlin on Tuesday, August 13, 2019.The Malvern Jr. High Cubs offense and defense collide during the team scrimmage at the Malvern School District Back to School Bash on Thursday, August 15, 2019.Turf and remodeling completed inside the Bill Hunt Field House.New main front entrance of the Malvern High School.The Malvern Leopard Sr. High defense tries to bring down Malvern quarterback Cedric Simmons during the team scrimmage at the Malvern School District Back to School Bash on Thursday, August 15, 2019.Malvern Superintendent Brian Golden shows his team spirit during a cheer routine with daughter, Lauren Golden at the Malvern School District Back to School Bash on Thursday, August 15, 2019 at Claude Mann Stadium-David Alpe Field.Faith Harmon (left) and Laura Paul talk with the Malvern Leopard’s mascot during the Malvern School District Back to School Bash on Thursday, August 15, 2019 at Claude Mann Stadium-David Alpe Field.LifeNet representative showed patrons how to perform CPR during the Malvern School District Back to School Bash on Thursday, August 15, 2019 at Claude Mann Stadium-David Alpe Field.The Malvern Jr. High Cheerleading squad peps up the crowd with a cheer during the Malvern School District Back to School Bash on Thursday, August 15, 2019 at Claude Mann Stadium-David Alpe Field.Magnet Cove’s Brennon Koller smacks the ball off the tee during the Panthers golf match at the Malvern Country Club on Thursday, August 15, 2019. The match was hosted by the Ouachita golf team and included the Magnet Cove, Blevins and Mountain Pine golf teams. Magnet Cove’s Karsen Davis swings at the ball during the Lady Panthers golf match at the Malvern Country Club on Thursday, August 15, 2019. The match was hosted by the Ouachita golf team and included the Magnet Cove, Blevins and Mountain Pine golf teams. Ouachita’s Sidney DeLaney gets ready to swing during the Lady Warriors golf match at the Malvern Country Club on Thursday, August 15, 2019. The match was hosted by the Ouachita golf team and included the Magnet Cove, Blevins and Mountain Pine golf teams.Hot Spring County Sheriff's Department Toby Morales officially began the act of duty as the SRO (School Resource Officer) for the Ouachita School District on the first day for classes for the 2019-20 school year on Tuesday, August 13, 2019. The Ouachita School District Board of Education approved to hire a school resource officer through a purchase service contract with Hot Spring County Sheriff's office for the 2019-20 school year during their regular meeting on Monday, May 20, 2019.A Bismarck sixth grade peewee player tries to juke the Jessieville defense during a jamboree held at Fountain Lake on Saturday, August 17, 2019.Brantley Casey was excited to be going to his first day of Pre-K at Glen Rose Elementary School on Monday, August 19, 2019. The Hot Spring County Courthouse Christmas Committee received a $1,000 donation from Farmers Bank and Trust to contribute funds for Christmas lights and decorations on Thursday, August 15, 2019 at Farmers Bank and Trust located at 521 E Page Ave., in Malvern. The committee plans to have a fall fundraiser to raise more funds scheduled for Friday, September 27, 2019 at the courthouse pavilion from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.A Glen Rose sixth grade defensive peewee player runs the ball back after an interception against Centerpoint during a jamboree held at Fountain Lake on Saturday, August 17, 2019.KEENAN SWORN IN: The City of Malvern City Clerk/Treasurer Phyllis Dial swears in Matthew Keenan  to fulfill the vacancy of Malvern City Council Ward 3, Position 2 while Council member Mary Fraction observes during the Council’s monthly  meeting on Monday, August 12, 2019 at the Malvern City Hall Courtroom. After a vote by the Council, Keenan was selected to finish the term as Alderman on the Council till December 31, 2020.Lakyn Ray was excited to be going to her first day of Pre-K at Glen Rose Elementary School on Monday, August 19, 2019.  Students at Malvern Middle School line up for class on the first day of school on Monday, August 19, 2019. A Malve dern sixth grade peewee player breaks free of the defense to run to the end zone during a jamboree held at Fountain Lake on Saturday, August 17, 2019.Malvern senior Carson Massey maintains focus to work on serves during tennis practice on Thursday, August 8, 2019 at the Malvern City Park tennis courts.Bismarck’s Gloria Berry takes a practice swing during the Lady Lions match on Monday, August 19, 2019. Berry was the medalist of the match with a round of 44.Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson speaks to attendees at the Hot Spring County Conversations Strategic 10-year Action Plan Reveal on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at College of the Ouachitas.Designer compression hosiery available at Frontier Pharmacy in Bismarck.Medical equipment available at Frontier Pharmacy in Bismarck.Frontier Pharmacy owners Dr. Melanie Overley, PharmD (center) and Will Pequignot (right) visit with customer Lois Stasek as she picks up medication at Frontier Pharmacy in Bismarck.Frontier Pharmacy of Bismarck, located at 104 Millenium Park Drive is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bismarck’s Jacob Loy looks over the fairway during the Lions match on Monday, August 19, 2019. Loy was the runner-up medalist of the match with a round of 43. Bismarck’s Makenna Norris gets set to hit the ball to the green during the Lady Lions match on Monday, August 19, 2019. Norris was the runner-up medalist of the match with a round of 46.The Malvern defense swarms the quarterback during the Leopard’s scrimmage game at the Back to School Bash on Thursday, August 15, 2019. The Leopards will take on White Hall in a AAA benefit game on Thursday, August 22 at 6 p.m. at Claude Mann Stadium-David Alpe Field.Kinney Black (right) with the Hot Spring County Historical Society accepts a $500 donation check from Dale Philcher, Community Relations Representative with Arauco.Rex Nelson speaks to attendees about his love of Hot Spring County at the Hot Spring County Conversations Strategic 10-year Action Plan Reveal on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at College of the Ouachitas.DeAngelo Earl, Superintendent with the Arkansas Department of Corrections-Ouachita River Correctional Unit, spoke to Chamber members about the Ouachita River Correctional Unit at the monthly Chamber of Commerce Breakfast on Thursday, August 15, 2019.Malvern Police Chief Donnie Taber and City of Malvern Mayor Brenda Weldon pose for a picture at the Malvern School District Back to School Bash on Thursday, August 15, 2019.A grey tree frog enjoys some morning sun on a fence in the Antioch Community on Saturday, August 17, 2019.Jennifer and Emma Eubanks smile for a picture while at the Malvern-Hot Spring County Chamber of Commerce table at the Malvern School District Back to School Bash on Thursday, August 15, 2019.Children were all smiles when the Leopard mascot greeted the crowd at the Malvern School District Back to School Bash on Thursday, August 15, 2019.The Malvern Flag Line performs at the Malvern School District Back to School Bash on Thursday, August 15, 2019.Marcille Thornton (left) and Birdie Holder were all smiles after the Hot Spring County Conversations 10-year Strategic Action Plan reveal on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at College of the Ouachitas.The Championship Flight winners of the Malvern Country Club LUAU Tournament were Michael Thomason, Josh Bryant, and Wess Webb. The LUAU Tournament was held at the Malvern Country Club on Friday, August 16, 2019 through Sunday, August 18.Malvern School District staff members at the annual start-up day.Penny Gassman, chairperson with Harvest of Hope (left) and board member John Allan Funk (right) accept an Entergy $1,000 micro grant check from Mark Hunt with Entergy.The Malvern defense brings down a White Hall runner during the Leopards scrimmage game against White Hall on Thursday, August 22, 2019 at Claude Mann Stadium-David Alpe Field. Malvern’s Jacobe Hart (21) runs past a White Hall defender during the Leopards scrimmage game against White Hall on Thursday, August 22, 2019 at Claude Mann Stadium-David Alpe Field.Malvern’s Dante Reed (7) makes a catch during the Leopards scrimmage game against White Hall on Thursday, August 22, 2019 at Claude Mann Stadium-David Alpe Field.Stephanie Collie shows a plan drawing of the Malvern Mercantile building (former Julie’s Framing & Gifts) updates in preparation for its grand opening in October.Malvern School District Teachers of the Year. Pictured from left to right is Brian Coston of Southern Bancorp (Sponsor), Tirrell Brown - Malvern Middle School, Dracy Johnson - Malvern High School, Sandra Brosius - Malvern Elementary School, Rebecca Davis - Wilson Intermediate School, and Superintendent Brian Golden. Malvern School District Teachers of the Year are chosen by the staff at each campus and receive a $225 cash award from Southern Bancorp and the Malvern Leopard Foundation. Glen Rose quarterback, Wesley Launius hands the ball off during team practice this summer at Beaver Stadium.Left photo: The Magnet Cove quarterback scrabbles to make a play during summer practice.A Glen Rose receiver catches the ball while being covered during team camp this summer.The Malvern Jr. High Cubs were on the field for practice on Thursday, August 22, 2019. The Cubs scrimmaged White Hall on Tuesday, August 20, at White Hall and will open the 2019 season on the road against the Glen Rose Jr. Beavers on Thursday, September 5. Kickoff for that game will be 7 p.m.Junior Kieth Caradine runs with the ball during the Leopards scrimmage game against White Hall on August 22, 2019.Freshman Cedric Simmons tries to turn the corner during the Leopards scrimmage game against White Hall on August 22, 2019.Sophomore Marquez “Bud” Johnson focuses on a White Hall receiver during the Leopards scrimmage with White Hall.A Bismarck receiver catches the ball over his shoulder during fall camp.The Magnet Cove Panthers practice their special teams formation during fall camp.Above photo: The Poyen Indians huddle around head coach Vick Barrett during a practice.Junior Brandon Sanchez makes a cut during summer practice.A Magnet Cove player has fun while at fall camp.Senior Collier Robertson (10) throws a stiff arm after catching the ball at the Lions fall camp.Malvern’s Hannah Miller prepares to serve against Nashville during senior high girls tennis singles competition on Thursday, August 22, 2019.Malvern’s senior high boys doubles team Gavin Frye and Carson Massey work together for productive play against Nashville on Thursday, August 22, 2019.Stained Glass Artist Bob Shaffer (right) explains the art of glass to fellow artist, Danna Carver (center) and Brandon Rimmer at the August monthly meeting of the Ouachita River Art Guild on Monday, August 19, 2019 at Chez Fur Fiber Farm, 15470 Highway 9 in Malvern.Drs. Matt and Jessi Teale, along with their children, family and Teale Dentistry staff welcomed guests to the grand opening of Teale Dentistry’s new location at 937 South Main Street in Malvern. The location is the former Clem’s Bottling Company building. Dr. Teale thanked his family, staff, the community and the Clem family for the opportunity to bring his dentistry to the historic building. Inside the building, visitors were able to view historic memorabilia of Clem’s Bottling Company. Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson visited with local 4-H members (from left) Eva Berryhill, Caitlyn Castleberry, Hannah Riggan, (Hutchinson), Jack Berryhill, Linden Bearden, Michael Hardage, and (front) Blakelyn Riggan after speaking at the Hot Spring County Conversations 10-year Strategic Action Plan reveal on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at College of the Ouachitas.New faculty members include, from left: Terry Rugeley, Allison Divine, Janna Lock, Jakeeli Kersey, Jordan Dennis, Ruth Eyres, Kristi Campbell, Holly Cothren, Tiffany Fugate, Larry Hopkins, Shannon Wittig, Edyta Schranz, and Jane Opiri. Not pictured are: Kimberly Turner, Robert Breece, Joseph Campbell, Eric Jett, John Webb, and Wanda Dardenne.Gabriella Riley on her first day of Kindergarten at Bismarck Elementary. Elizabeth Hicks on her first day of Kindergarten at Magnet Cove Elementary.The Glen Rose Dance Teams performs at the Glen Rose Beaver Bash on Thursday, August 22, 2019. The Glen Rose Beavers and Jr. Beavers will be in Hot Springs taking on the Trojans in a scrimmage tonight, Tuesday, August 27, 2019.The Glen Rose Peewee Cheerleaders perform at the Glen Rose Beaver Bash on Thursday, August 22, 2019.BEAVER BASH 2019: Pictured, one of several exciting youth football teams at Glen Rose were introduced in front of a packed crowd during the 2019 Beaver Bash held Thursday, August 22, 2019 at the Glen Rose Sports Arena. All athletes in the third through 12th grades participating on the football, dance and cheer teams were recognized to kickoff the upcoming 2019 football season at Glen Rose. The Beaver Bash was sponsored by the Glen Rose Dance Teams and Malvern National Bank.The Glen Rose Jr. High Cheerleaders perform a stunt at the Glen Rose Beaver Bash on Thursday, August 22, 2019. The Glen Rose Beavers and Jr. Beavers will be in Hot Springs taking on the Trojans in a scrimmage tonight, Tuesday, August 27, 2019.Davieana Owens-McLain 9th grade and Blayne Meek 5th grade, both at Malvern.From left to right: Julie Ledbetter begins her first day at Wilson Intermediate School, Michael Ledbetter begins his first day at Malvern Middle School, Gabe Ledbetter on his way to First Step, and Bethany Ledbetter begins her first day at Malvern Middle School.Malvern’s Emily Cunningham with Nashville opponent takes time to pray together before their singles match.Tyra McMahan battles hard during her match against Nashville on Thursday, August 22, 2019 at the Malvern City Park. Coach Brooks Balisterri will be taking over the assistant coaching position from Coach Chance Cleveland for the Malvern baseball team. Coach Balisterri will also help coach the Malvern Jr. Cubs football team and the Sr. Leopards football team.A Malvern 8th grade volleyball player dives hard to hit the ball during the Lady Leopards game against the Lake Hamilton Lady Wolves on Monday, August 26, 2019.Members of the Malvern 9th grade volleyball team get ready to block a spike from the Lake Hamilton Lady Wolves during their season home opener on Monday, August 26, 2019.Lisa Haynes was overjoyed during the unveiling of the piano presentation celebration dedicated in honor of her father, Bobby Abercrombie, and in honor of her mother, Dorothy Abercrombie held at Encore Healthcare and Rehabilitation in Malvern on Friday, August 16, 2019.Pictured, the distinguished plaque to recognize the donors, memorials and honorees in memory of Bobby Abercrombie and in honor of Dorothy Abercrombie. The plaque is located above the piano in the Dining/Activity Room at Encore Healthcare and Rehabilitation.WORK IN PROGRESS: Construction work has begun on the McHenry/Harper Street Drainage under the direction of RedStone Construction Group. Bismarck’s Erin Fendley putts the ball during a golf match at DeGray Golf Course on Monday, August 26, 2019. Fendley was the medalist of match with a round of 43.Bismarck’s quarterback James Kegley tries to escape the defense during summer team camp. The Lions will be on the road at Cutter Morning Star to open the 2019 season on Friday, August 30, 2019. Kickoff is at 7 p.m.Magnet Cove School District Transportation Supervisor Buddy McClard, MCSD Superintendent Danny Thomas, Hot Spring County Chief Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Stephen Shirron, and MCSD School Resource Officer Cpl. Michael Morrow with new signage installed at the Magnet Cove Middle School to remind motorist about “Flashing Red. Kids Ahead.”Horses and mules make a group effort plea for treats during a morning visit at the Diamond R Farm near Poyen.Kinney Black looks around during the Teale Dentistry open house on Thursday, August 22, 2019.Judge Chris E Williams (right) speaks with Brenda D and Reuben Keisler during the open house of Teale Dentistry on Thursday, August 22, 2019.Clem’s Bottling items on display at Teale Dentistry. Teale Dentistry hosted an open house on Thursday, August 22, 2019.Malvern-Hot Spring County Chamber of Commerce Director Lance Howell (left) and Malvern First Assembly of God Pastor Jimmy Bobo speak during the open house at Teale Dentistry on Thursday, August 22, 2019.Clem’s soda bottles lit patrons way in a light fixture at Teale Dentistry during the clinic’s open house on Thursday, August 22, 2019.Visitors check out the items on display at Teale Dentistry during their open house on Thursday, August 22, 2019.Drs. Matt and Jessie Teale visit with Malvern-Hot Spring County Chamber of Commerce Director Lance Howell during Teale Dentistry’s open house on Thursday, August 22, 2019. John Weldon (left) and Dr. James N. McCollum were all smiles at the Teale Dentisty open house on Thursday, August 22, 2019.The pavilion for the Jones Mill Fun Park has been erected. County Judge Dennis Thornton said the park will have four picnic tables, two grills, double swing, and playground equipment. The park will be fenced. There will also be a dirt walking trail around the area. Thornton expects the park to be completed by the end of the year.The Hot Springs Jr. Trojans have a hard time bringing down a Glen Rose Jr. Beaver during their scrimmage on  Tuesday, August 27, 2019.Malvern’s Laura Paul and Elli White maintain close concentration to work productively together as a dynamic duo during senior high girls tennis doubles competition against Arkadelphia on Monday, August 26, 2019 at HSU in Arkadelphia.A Magnet Cove running back tries to round the corner during summer team camp. The Panthers will host Mountain View to open the 2019 season on Friday, August 30, 2019. Kickoff is at 7 p.m.Glen Rose sophomore Carson Burks makes a catch during the Beavers scrimmage game against Hot Springs on Tuesday, August 27, 2019.Glen Rose junior quarterback Wesley Launius runs for a first down during the Beavers scrimmage game against Hot Springs on Tuesday, August 27, 2019.Malvern Area Kiwanis President Sharon Walters practices her chest compressions with LifeNet Director of Public Relations Tina Bell during the Malvern Area Kiwanis’s weekly meeting on Thursday, August 29, 2019. Bell presented an abridged course on chest compressions during the meeting.Tinkerfest 2019 visitors can craft their own sensory gel pads, stress balls, and optical illusions during the event at 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at The Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas. This year’s Tinkerfest aims to be inclusive and recognize individuals with sensory-related issues such as those on the autistic spectrum by providing low-stimulating activities.AAC Loss Control Specialist Ed Piker (right) presents a 2019 Safety Award to Hot Spring County Judge Dennis Thornton. Thirty-six Arkansas counties received the awards from the Association of Arkansas Counties (AAC) Worker’s Compensation program this year.Malvern’s Leia Patton keeps her focus on the ball before a spike during the Lady Leopards junior varsity match with the Lake Hamilton Lady Wolves on Thursday, August 29, 2019.Malvern’s Carson Massey displayed an impressive wins for singles competition for senior high boys action against Joe T. Robinson at home on Thursday, August 29, 2019 at Malvern City Park.Malvern senior Piper Baker kills the ball during the Lady Leopards game with the Lake Hamilton Lady Wolves on Thursday, August 29, 2019.Bismarck sophomore Brett Williams carries the ball for the Lions during the Lions game with the Cutter Morning Star Eagles on Friday, August 30, 2019. The Lions defeated the Eagles 33-20. The Magnet Cove Panthers' defense comes up big on the stop against Mt. View's quarterback (21) Tim Curran during the season-opener of the 2019 football season on Friday, August 30, 2019 at Kenneth W. Hammons Stadium. Magnet Cove’s (11) Levi Horton drives past the Mt. View Yellowjackets defense for a first touchdown into red zone territory during the season-opener of the 2019 football season on Friday, August 30, 2019 at Kenneth W. Hammons Stadium. (See Panthers on page 5A)Bismarck quarterback, senior James Kegley tries to escape an Eagle defender during the Lions game with Cutter Morning Star on Friday, August 30, 2019. The Lions defeated the Eagles 33-20. (See Lions on page 5A)

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