December 2018 Photographs

Former Fred’s Pharmacists Sheila Collins (left) and Shelyn Davis will soon be opening the new hometown family owned Community Care Rx in Malvern near Sykes.Local high school seniors receiving Good Citizen awards from the Arkadelphia Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution Tuesday were: Hannah Diggs (left), Centerpoint High School; Olivia Hamby, Bismarck High, and Caroline Derby, Arkadelphia High.The Malvern/Hot Spring County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for the new parking lot of First United Methodist Church, in Malvern on Wednesday, November 28, 2018. Senior Pastor, Rev. Bruce Bennett stated, for about three months, First United Methodist Church members work together to raise funds to purchase their new parking lot. The church is located at 127 East Page Avenue, in Malvern.Flags line the court house lawn to remember veterans during Veterans Day.Ouachita senior Will Hixon looks to pass the ball while being defended by a Parkers Chapel Trojan during their game in round 2 of the Battle at the Cove Tournament on Thursday, November 29, 2018. The Warriors lost to the Trojans 53-48.Ouachita junior Emily McBay goes up for the jumpshot against the Fountain Lake Lady Cobras during round 2 of the Battle at the Cove Tournament on Thursday, November 29, 2018. The Lady Warriors beat the Lady Cobras 45-36.Bismarck sophomore Logan Bubulka looks for an open man during the Lions game against the Cutter Morning Star Eagles for third place during the Battle at the Cove Tournament on Saturday, December 1, 2018. The Lions lost to the Eagles 55-49.Employees from a wrecker service work to remove a charter bus from a roadside ditch Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, after it crashed alongside Interstate 30 near Benton. The bus was carrying a youth football team from Tennessee when it rolled off an interstate off-ramp and overturned before sunrise Monday. The elementary-school age football team from Orange Mound Youth Association in southeast Memphis had played in a tournament in Dallas over the weekend.The Magnet Cove student section gets on their feet during the Panthers game with the Fountain Lake Cobras during the championship game of the Battle at the Cove Tournament on Saturday, December 1, 2018.Magnet Cove fans get fired up during the Panthers game with the Fountain Lake Cobras during the championship game of the Battle at the Cove Tournament on Saturday, December 1, 2018.The Panther mascot gives hugs to kids during the Battle at the Cove Tournament on Saturday, December 1, 2018.Bismarck fans bring the little ones to help cheer on the Lions as they faced the Cutter Morning Star Eagles for third place in the Battle at the Cove Tournament on Saturday, December 1, 2018.Bismarck fans watch as the Lions take on the Cutter Morning Star Eagles for third place during the Battle at the Cove Tournament on Saturday, December 1, 2018.Members of the Hot Spring County Homeless Coalition display items donated by the Malvern chapter of Zeta Phi Beta.The Magnet Cove Panthers pose for a photo after becoming the runners-up in the Battle at the Cove Tournament on Saturday, December 1, 2018. The Panthers battled hard with the Fountain Lake Cobras in the championship game and fell 46-43.Magnet Cove junior Riley Green looks to pass the ball inbounds during the Lady Panthers game with the Fountain Lake Lady Cobras for third place in the Battle at the Cove Tournament on Saturday, December 1, 2018. The Lady Panthers were defeated by the Lady Cobras 54-45.The Ouachita Lady Warriors pose for a picture after becoming the champions in the Battle at the Cove Tournament. The Lady Warriors defeated the Woodlawn Lady Bears 51-18 in the championship game on Saturday, December 1, 2018.The Bismarck junior Lady Lions tipped off against the Jessieville junior Lady Lions for first round play of the Poyen Jr. High Tournament held at the Jerry and Ouida Newton Arena on Monday, December 3, 2018. Bismarck and Jessieville tied 35-35 in the fourth quarter to send the game into overtime. Jessieville won the game with a buzzer beating three-pointer to win the game 43-40.Hot Spring County Sheriff Reserve officers and Sheriff Mike Cash presented Tri-Lakes CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) with a $650 donation on Thursday, November 29, 2018. Pictured from left to right is Corp. Eric Hughes, Sgt. Ron Brown, Sheriff Mike Cash, Lauren Lambert (Tri- Lakes CASA), Dep. Sam Swaim and Dep. Frank Perry. The Malvern Area Kiwanis Club’s first Holiday Market was an astounding success, raising over $1,300 for children’s charity. The club is appreciative to all vendors and patrons who participated.A Ouachita junior Warrior goes up for a reverse lay up during the Warriors game against the Centerpoint Knights during round one of the Poyen Jr. High Tournament held at the Jerry and Ouida Newton Arena in Poyen on Monday, December 3, 2018. The Warriors lost 54-14 to the Knights.Paul Adcox shows off a Santa he won as a door prize at the semi-annual Hot Spring County Historical Society potluck dinner on Monday, December 3, 2018.A Poyen junior Indian goes to block a shot against the Haskell Harmony Grove junior Cardinals during first round play of the Poyen Jr. High Tournament held at the Jerry and Ouida Newton Arena on Monday, December 3, 2018. The Poyen Indians beat the Harmony Grove Cardinals 27-16 to advance to the second round of tournament play.The Poyen junior Lady Indians sets up on defense during their game with the Haskell Harmony Grove junior Lady Cardinals during the Poyen Jr. High Tournament held at the Jerry and Ouida Newton Arena on Monday, December 3, 2018. The Lady Indians fell to the Lady Cardinals 38-31.Members of the Senior Activity Center Seniors were honored November 16 at the lunch hour for being the oldest and youngest. The oldest woman, Mildred McCool; youngest woman, Vickie Hooper; oldest man, Bill Williams and the youngest man, Roger Collins. Congratulations to each one.Mrs. Rhodes Pre-AP Biology class at Magnet Cove High School showed their Panther Pride by wearing orange on gameday as they were completing assignments on chromebooks. Glen Rose junior Sidney Robbins gets trapped by Bismarck junior Alyssa Zia (1) and senior Bri Sampson (23) during the Lady Beavers game against the Lady Lions on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at Holt Gymnasium. The Lady Beavers beat the Lady Lions 52-43.Bismarck senior Dylan Clayton looks to shoot over Glen Rose sophomore Andrew Weatherford during the Lions game against the Beavers on Tuesday, December 4, 2018. The Lions beat the Beavers 46-45 in the final seconds of the game.The Bismarck junior Lions and the Glen Rose junior Beavers fight for the ball during their game at Holt Gymnasium on Tuesday, December 4, 2018. The Beavers got the win over the Lions in the final seconds of the game 27-25.Cynthia “LuLu” Luke opens a present during Dirty Santa at the Area Agency on Aging Senior Companion Christmas party held Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at St. Paul United Methodist Church.Students with First Baptist Pre-school sang Jingle Bells and other Christmas songs to residents at Encore Healthcare and Rehabilitation on Tuesday, December 4, 2018. Students with First Baptist Pre-school visited Encore Healthcare and Rehabilitation on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 to Christmas carols to residents.Members of the Hot Spring County Historical Society begin the cleanup after the Society’s semi-annual potluck dinner held on Monday, December 3, 2018.Homer Lawrence is the proud winner of a Christmas coffee cup at the Hot Spring County Historical Society’s semi-annual potluck dinner held on Monday, December 3, 2018.The vehicle of an Arkansas Highway Police officer suffered major damage after being hit while sitting on the shoulder of Interstate 30 at a construction zone. The officer was airlifted to a hospital.Malvern Lady Leopard senior high girls basketball Head Coach Cleveland Gordon provides important team strategy from the bench with assistant coach Patricia Glover during a time out of game action Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at the Leopard Center. Coach Gordon earned his first win of the season as senior high girls head coach as his Malvern Lady Leopards defeated the Bearden Lady Bears, 48-32.Landry Tugwell and Kassidy Gray made an edible plant cell as a project in Mrs. Rhodes Pre-AP Biology class  at Magnet Cove High School.Macee Harper and Katelyn Savage made edible animal and plant cells as a project in Mrs. Rhodes Pre-AP Biology class at Magnet Cove High School.Sara Bennett and Sophia Laughlin made edible animal and plant cells as a project in Mrs. Rhodes Pre-AP Biology class at Magnet Cove High School.Pat Bridges of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, Unit 11 of Malvern, decorates the HSC Courthouse gazebo with 7,000 lights to bring awareness to veteran suicide across the nation. A Bismarck junior Lion gets swarmed by the Jessieville junior Lions defense during their game in the Poyen Jr. Tournament held at the Jerry and Ouida Newton Arena on Wednesday, December 5, 2018. Bismarck fell 47-25 to Jessieville in the first round of the tournament.Jasmyne Monk showcases a strong and explosive drive toward the basket to score in the lane through a host of Bearden Lady Bear defenders at home during senior high girls basketball action Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at the Leopard Center.The Magnet Cove junior Panthers defense goes to block the shot of a Fountain Lake junior Cobra during their game in the Poyen Jr. Tournament held at the Jerry and Ouida Newton Arena on Wednesday, December 5, 2018. The Panthers were defeated 40-21 by the Cobras.The Magnet Cove junior Lady Panthers fight for the ball against the Fountain Lake junior Lady Cobras during their game in the Poyen Jr. Tournament held at the Jerry and Ouida Newton Arena on Wednesday, December 5, 2018. The Lady Panthers lost to the Lady Cobras 32-2.The Malvern Area Agency on Aging Senior Companions celebrated Christmas on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 with potluck lunch and gift exchange. Volunteers are always welcome to be a senior companion. Volunteers must be at least 55-years old and pass a background check. For more information contact Malvern Area Agency on Aging at (501) 337-1711 or stop by and fill out an application at 1721 Martin Luther King Blvd, Suite #W in Malvern (behind Sonic).Bismarck Lion Dylan Clayton tries to make a move around a Magnet Cove defensive player during a recent game.Bismarck Lady Lion Bri Sampson goes up for a lay up during a recent game.Carter Martin positioned defensively to stop a Hot Springs Jr. Trojan during junior high boys basketball tournament action at Lakeside, Thursday, December 6, 2018.The Malvern Cubs’ defense goes up to block a Hot Springs Trojan from scoring in the lane during junior high boys basketball tournament action at Lakeside, Thursday, December 6, 2018.Glen Rose Beaver Brayden Lyons directs his teammates during a recent game.The Glen Rose Lady Beavers huddle up before a recent game.Glen Rose Lady Beaver Kaylee Stafford fights for the ball during a recent game.Malvern Middle School students in Claudine James’ class are excited to see her classroom library grow. James recently was awarded third place in the Penguin Random House Teacher Awards for Literacy. As part of the awards package, James was given the opportunity to select $2,500 of Penguin Random House titles. James said the books arrived, and it was like Christmas came early for her and her students. The books will be highlighted in an April literary exhibit, Stories of Hope, that will be hosted at College Tina Carver (left) stands with Kiwanis president Sharon Walters after Carver spoke at the Malvern Area Kiwanis meeting on Thursday, December 6, 2018 at the Morgan Anderson Memorial Softball Tournament.Star Casey passes by a Camden-Fairview Jr. Lady Cardinal defender to cross half-court to start Malvern’s offense during junior high girls basketball tournament action at Lakeside, Wednesday, December 6, 2018.The Lady Cubs fight with aggression for possession of the ball against Camden-Fairview during junior high girls basketball tournament action at Lakeside, Wednesday, December 5, 2018.Magnet Cove Panther Justin McKim handles the ball during a recent game.Magnet Cove Lady Panther Jamie Kelley asks for the ball during a recent game.Malvern Leopard Dakovan Blackmon dribbles the ball down the court during a recent game.Malvern Lady Leopard Tiaunica Henderson goes after a loose ball during a recent game.Ouachita Warrior John Fowler looks to shoot the ball during a recent game.Ouachita Warrior Nathaniel Sandage shoots the ball during a recent game.Ouachita Lady Warrior Lizzy Rowton tries to shoot the ball over a Bismarck defender during a recent game.The Poyen Lady Indians set up on defense during a recent game.Firefighters being fitted for their new Turnout Suits on Thursday, December 6, 2018 pictured with Hot Spring County Judge Dennis Thornton (far right) from left to right are (front row) Melissa Ramsey, Johnnie Beaton, Kevin Wilson, (middle) Dan Slate, (back row) Harvey Hart, Glenda Hart, and Dennis Veasey.Poyen students and cheerleaders watch as the junior Lady Indians take on England on Friday, December 7, 2018.Poyen fans discuss the games during a timeout as the Indians take on England on Friday, December 7, 2018.A Poyen fan stands up and shouts for the junior Lady Indians during their game with England on Friday, December 7, 2018.The Newtons watch the Poyen Indians and Lady Indians as they faced England on Friday, December 7, 2018.Hot Spring County Farm Bureau President Jesse Clark (center) received recognition at the 84th Arkansas Farm Bureau annual convention on November 28, 2018 in Hot Springs for the county’s work in the previous year. Presenting the award were Randy Veach (right) and Rich Hillman, president and vice president of Arkansas Farm Bureau. Each county Farm Bureau is measured in 10 program areas and awarded Gold Stars for exemplary effort in each. Hot Spring County earned 10 Gold Stars.A Poyen junior Lady Indian looks to throw the ball inbounds during the Lady Indians game with the England junior Lady Lions on Friday, December 7, 2018. The Lady Indians won the game in the minute 36-34.Poyen sophomore Jaxson Carter (1), sophomore Brandon Sanchez (4), and senior Tim Edwards (3) get in formation as they wait for the inbound pass during the Indians game with the England Lions on Friday, December 7, 2018. The Indians lost 45-28.Poyen senior Kindi Puckett looks to pass the ball during the Lady Indians game against the England Lady Lions on Friday, December 7, 2018. The Lady Indians defeated the Lady Lions 59-41.Connie Reguli and Joe Churchwell address a group of concerned citizens during the Rally for the Children, Monday, December 10, at the state capitol.Julio Gamez was sworn in to the Malvern Police Department by Hot Spring County  District Court Judge Emily White on Monday, December 10, 2018.Magnet Cove Elementary is proud to announce the ambassadors for the fall semester 2018.  Ambassadors are chosen by their teachers because they are kind, responsible and helpful students.  Their job is to welcome new students in their classrooms and help them find their way around the school.  They notice when someone needs a friend and invite them to play.  Ambassadors are ready to help their teachers and others in the school.Congratulations to the Magnet Cove students who have perfect attendance for the 1st 9 weeks.  They came to school on time everyday and attended for the full day.  They received special coupons from McDonalds.Glen Rose’s (11) Brendan Hill handles the basketball in transition as Ouachita’s (20) Nathaniel Sandage  goes to pressure defensively near half-court during senior high boys hoops Friday, December 7, 2018 at Ouachita High School Gymnasium.Ouachita’s (43) Haley Langley seen on block in the post area fighting for position and the ball with Glen Rose’s (23) Love Doddridge defending during senior high girls basketball action Friday, December 7, 2018 at Ouachita High School Gymnasium.Hot Spring County Sheriff’s Deputy Kaye Fain (right) transfers custody of Marilyn Sorrells to the Hot Spring County Detention Center after extraditing Sorrells from Ohio to HSC on Tuesday, December 11, 2018.On Tuesday, December 11, 2018, The Grinch sat down with Briar Harmon (left) and Avaya Cain, at LifeNet EMS in Malvern.  Kylani Holsberg (left), Easton Rapp (enter), and Layla Holsberg  welcomed the Grinch to Malvern at LifeNet EMS, Tuesday, December 11, 2018.Malvern School District Superintendent Brian Golden speaks to Malvern Lions Club members about the Malvern School District during their weekly meeting on Tuesday, December 11, 2018.Brooklyn Bryant snuggles with the Grinch at LifeNet EMS, in Malvern, on Tuesday, December 11, 2018.Members of LifeNet EMS crew, Richard Waters (left) and Cynamon Burnett share smiles with the Grinch at LifeNet EMS in Malvern on Tuesday, December 11, 2018.Youngsters enjoyed spreading Christmas cheer and visiting with the Grinch and LifeNet EMS members at Baptist Health Medical Center — Hot Spring County on Tuesday, December 11, 2018.The Grinch and LifeNet EMS members visited the Emergency Room staff at Baptist Health Medical Center — Hot Spring  County on Tuesday, December 11, 2018.The Magnet Cove junior Panthers and the Cutter Morning Star junior Eagles try to box each other out for the rebound during their game on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at Magnet Cove. The junior Panthers got the win over the junior Eagles 44-33.Magnet Cove senior Justin McKim drives to the goal during the Panthers game with the Cutter Morning Star Eagles on Tuesday, December 11, 2018. The Panthers defeated the Eagles 52-36.Magnet Cove junior Riley Green concentrates while attempting a free throw shot against the Cutter Morning Star Lady Eagles on Tuesday, December 11, 2018. The Lady Panthers beat the Lady Eagles 50-41.Cameron Courtney  was the seventh grade winner and Cameron Quick was the seventh grade runner-up of the MMS Spelling Bee held on November 9, 2018.Tyra McMahan was the eighth grade winner of the MMS Spelling Bee held on November 9, 2018.Malvern Middle School winners and runners up of the MMS Spelling Bee held on November 9, 2018; Tyra McMahan, Cameron Courtney, Katelyn Walters, Cameron QuickWilson Intermediate School 5th and 6th grade winners and runners up at the WIS Spelling Bee held on November 30, 2018; Jonathan Demopoulos, Kaylee Hall, Malleah Harrison, and Billy Lane.Wilson Intermediate School students Jonathan Demopoulos (second place) and Billy Lane (winner) at the WIS Spelling Bee held on November 30, 2018.Wilson Intermediate School students Malleah Harrison (second place) and Kaylee Hall (winner) at the WIS Spelling Bee held on November 30, 2018.10) Viktoria Jergenson pulls up behind the arc to drain a three-pointer over a host of Nashville Lady Scrapperettes during senior high girls basketball action Tuesday, December 11, 2018 in Malvern’s 7-4A Conference opener at the Leopard Center. Malvern Lady Leopards fell to Nashville, 51-32.10) Blace West goes up strong to score a basket in the lane over a pair of Nashville Scrappers during senior high boys basketball action Tuesday, December 11, 2018 in Malvern’s 7-4A Conference opener at the Leopard Center. Malvern Leopards defeated Nashville, 66-50.Members of the Magnet Cove Middle School choir sang Christmas carols throughout the county on Wednesday, December 12, 2018. Pictured above is the group when stopped at the Hot spring County Courthouse after visiting the residents of Arbor Oaks. Ouachita junior Kinzy Pasley (11) and junior Maegan Schweitzer (15) bring the ball down the court during a recent game.Ouachita’s (10) Truston Furr soars down the lane to score between Glen Rose defenders (2) Brayden Lyons and (20) Jace Cheatham during senior high boys basketball action Friday, December 7, 2018 at Ouachita High School Gymnasium.Family and friends of the Military are asked to donate a Christmas Ornament of their choice, and place it on the Christmas Tree in the Hot Spring County Courthouse pavilion. The tree is lit with 7,000 lights that symbolize the number of veterans that take their own lives each year. Malvern Cubs’ (2) Marquez Johnson soars toward the basket in the air to score against Mena during the ninth grade boys junior high basketball action Thursday, December 13, 2018 at the Leopard Center. Malvern Cubs defeated Mena, 41-30.(1) Star Casey for Malvern drives by her Mena defender during ninth grade girls junior high basketball action Thursday, December 13, 2018 at the Leopard Center. The Malvern Lady Cubs junior high girls basketball team had two tough defeats at home falling to De Queen on Monday, December 10, 2018 and against Mena on Thursday, December 13, 2018 at the Leopard Center. Next week, the Malvern Lady Cubs will be home for junior high girls basketball action on Monday, December 17, 2018 hosting Arkadelphia and on ThuThe Magnet Cove fifth grade peewee team fights for the rebound with the Poyen fifth grade peewee team during their game at Magnet Cove on Thursday, December 13, 2018.A Magnet Cove fifth grade Lady Panther goes after the ball followed by three Poyen fifth grade Lady Indians during their game at Magnet Cove on Thursday, December 13, 2018.A Poyen Indian sixth grade player gets defended by a Magnet Cove Panther sixth grade player while trying to throw the ball inbounds during their game at Magnet Cove on Thursday, December 13, 2018.The Poyen sixth grade Lady Indians and the Magnet Cove sixth grade Lady Panthers fight for the ball during their game at Magnet Cove on Thursday, December 13, 2018.Kamron Barber (right) stands with one of his classes which he instructed on building and installing eight 30 inch planters and 35 feet of benches at the City of Malvern City Hall on Monday, December 10, 2018. Malvern Mayor Brenda Weldon (center) is pictured with the students. Students in the above class are Samuel Diaz, Bradley Castle, Justin McKim, Gabe Herman, Laura-Beth Russell, Colton Jenkins, and Tristan Zamora. Kamron Barber (right) stands with one of his classes which he instructed on building and installing eight 30 inch planters and 35 feet of benches at the City of Malvern City Hall on Monday, December 10, 2018. Malvern Mayor Brenda Weldon (center) is pictured with the students. Students in the above class are Ashlyn Hogan, Jared Holt, Joshua Hixson, Colton Willoghby, and Roger Wheeler. Kamron Barber (far right) stands with one of his classes which he instructed on building and installing eight 30 inch planters and 35 feet of benches at the City of Malvern City Hall on Monday, December 10, 2018. Malvern Mayor Brenda Weldon (front center)  is pictured with the students. District 4 Justice of the Peace James Cranford (left) was given a plaque by County Judge Dennis Thornton for serving Hot Spring County for 36 years as Justice of the Peace.Magnet Cove fans clap for the call on the court during the Panthers game with the Poyen Indians on Friday, December 14, 2018.A Poyen fan can’t stop eating his popcorn while watching the Indians take on the Magnet Cove Panthers on Friday, December 14, 2018.The Poyen student section cheers on the Jr. Lady Indians during their game with the Jr. Lady Panthers on Friday, December 14, 2018.Hot Spring County Judge Dennis Thornton (left) is pictured with the Glen Rose FFA members at the Hot Spring County Conversations Glen Rose meeting on Monday, December 10, 2018. A Magnet Cove fan sticks her tongue out during the Panthers game with the Poyen Indians on Friday, December 14, 2018.A Magnet Cove seventh grader looks to dribble away from the Poyen Indians defense during their game at the Jerry and Ouida Newton Sports Arena on December 14, 2018. The Panthers defeated the Indians 28-17 and in the five minute running clock period the Indians led the Panthers 2-0.A Poyen Jr. Lady Indian shoots the three while a Magnet Cove Jr. Lady Panther goes to block the shot during the Lady Indians game with the Lady Panthers at the Jerry and Ouida Newton Sports Arena on December 14, 2018. The Lady Indians defeated the Lady Panthers 26-8.Magnet Cove senior Noah Maher tries to hand the ball to Magnet Cove senior Justin McKim while Poyen senior Tim Edwards tries to go for the ball during the Panthers and Indians game at the Jerry and Ouida Newton Sports Arena on December 14, 2018. The Panthers scraped by the Indians 33-30 after a tough battle.Magnet Cove sophomore Jamie Kelley (left) and Poyen junior Kyla Puckett set up for the tip-off to begin play at the Jerry and Ouida Newton Sports Arena on December 14, 2018. The Lady Indians got the win over the Lady Panthers 72-50,Downtown Malvern was packed with parade watchers on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 for the annual Christmas Parade which took place at 7 p.m. on Main Street in Malvern. Pictured above is Acme Brick’s float as it travels down Main Street. More parade pictures will be published in the Thursday, December 20 edition.Glen Rose junior Brayden Lyons shoots the ball against a Central Arkansas Christian (CAC) Mustang during their game at the Glen Rose Arena on Monday, December 17, 2018. The Beavers defeated the Mustangs 64-51.A Glen Rose junior Lady Beavers goes to block the shot of a Central Arkansas Christian (CAC) junior Lady Mustang during their game at the Glen Rose Arena on Monday, December 17, 2018. The jr. Lady Beavers fell to the CAC junior Lady Mustangs 27-23.Glen Rose senior Kasey Griffith looks to pass the ball against the Central Arkansas Christian (CAC) Lady Mustangs during their game at the Glen Rose Sports Arena on Monday, December 17, 2018. The Lady Beavers were defeated by the Lady Mustangs 55-25.(4) Dy’sire Jones for Malvern drives to the lane to score over the Arkadelphia defense from transition during eighth grade girls basketball action Monday, December 17, 2018 at the Leopard Center. Malvern defeated Arkadelphia, 23-6.(11) Gabby Nolen for Malvern goes up strong to score over Arkadelphia’s defense during ninth grade girls basketball action Monday, December 17, 2018 at the Leopard Center. Malvern lost to Arkadelphia, 28-23.Malvern Junior High's Arbany Ricks (22) makes a play to pass over the Arkadelphia defense to teammate Dy'sire Jones (4) during eighth grade girls basketball action Monday, December 17, 2018 at the Leopard Center. Malvern defeated Arkadelphia, 23-6.Malvern Mayor Brenda Weldon (left) holds her dog, Sophie as her husband, John waits for the Annual Christmas Parade on Tuesday, December 18, 2018.Elf Clare Graham passes out candy and an invite to the Malvern Hot Spring County Conversations meeting to be held in January at the Annual Christmas Parade on Tuesday, December 18, 2018.The Malvern Hot Spring County Conversations float was ready to make its way down Main Street at the Annual Christmas Parade on Tuesday, December 18, 2018.Patrons at the 2018 Malvern Christmas Parade, held on South Main Street December 18, 2018, watch as the firetrucks go by.Kids in a float wave to the people lined up on South Main Street for the 2018 Malvern Christmas Parade on Tuesday, December 18, 2018.The Malvern December Students of the Month are Memphis Cummings, Jonah Guin, Kaleb McCauley, Addison Benne, Alan Cervantes, Leona Bailey, Tristin Browning, Michael Watson, Evan Best, Jac Campos, Aubriana McCauley, Felicitas Vasquez, Courtney Kauffman.The first annual 4-H Gingerbread decorating house contest was held at the Hot Spring County Fairgrounds on December 6. Houses are on display at the Hot Spring County Courthouse. The judges were very impressed with all the houses. The Hot Spring County Extension Homemakers Council (EHC) sponsored the awards for the winning team. Pictured above is Peyton Hedges & Atlanta Nelson with their winning house.H & R Block representatives Clarice Brashier, Arkadelphia office, Rena Mirabella, Camden and El Dorado offices and Signe Davis, Hope office accepted donations at Family Market on 437 Page Street Monday, December 17, 2018 for their fundraiser “Give Back to the Community Day.” H & R Block representative Fred Hatley, Arkadelphia office and Reyna Hart, Treasurer of HSC Homeless Coalition and Angelena Seally, of H & R Block office in Malvern accepted donations at the corner of Miller’s Drug Store on 231 S. Main Street on Monday, December 17, 2018 for their “Give Back to the Community Day.”(Left to right) Phillip Clardy, Teresa Clardy, Janice Conyers, and Kyle Sumler wait for the Annual Christmas Parade on Tuesday, December 18, 2018.From left to right is Arkansas School Boards Association President - Debbie Ugbade, Brian Golden - Malvern School District Superintendent of Schools, Jesse Clark - Malvern School district 29 year board member, and Tony Prothro - Arkansas School Boards Association Executive Director. Mr. Clark was awarded the ASBA President’s Award for having over 500 hours of professional development.The 2018 Malvern Homecoming Court rides in a float in the 2018 Malvern Christmas Parade held on South Main Street on December 18, 2018.The Malvern November Students of the Month are Brantley Ferrier, Elisha Paige, Kylie Barbary, Maekyn Cooper, Lilly Bankson, Josiah Lewis, Osiel Martinez-Garcia, Nathan Couch, Destiny Price, Laniyah Curry, Austin Wilson, Balana Vanliew, and Michael Cervantes.Patrons to the 2018 Malvern Christmas parade go to pick up candy on South Main Street during the parade on Tuesday, December 18, 2018.A patron at the 2018 Malvern Christmas Parade, held on South Main Street on December 18, 2018, gets excited as the parade gets going.Poyen sophomore Brandon Sanchez goes up for a layup during a recent Indian basketball game.Poyen senior Faith Deihl looks for someone to throw the ball to during a recent Lady Indian basketball game. Lt. Doye Delacruz (left) with the Malvern Police Department introduced Don Walsh with A Cup of Water as the guest speaker for the Malvern Lions Club meeting held on Tuesday, December 18, 2018.Malvern Leopards junior high cheer teams showcased excitement and spirit on the hardwood for halftime on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 and Thursday, December 13, 2018 for junior high basketball action for the hometown hoop fans at the Leopard Center. Malvern senior and junior high head cheer coach is Mandy Green.Malvern Leopards junior high cheer team showcased excitement and spirit on the hardwood for halftime on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 and Thursday, December 13, 2018 for junior high basketball action for the hometown hoop fans at the Leopard Center. Malvern junior high head cheer coach is Mandy GreenMalvern Daily Record Advertising Manager Michelle Cummins (right) presented a check to the Wilson Intermediate School for the 2018 Malvern Daily Record Design An Ad program on Tuesday, December 18, 2018. The program is for fifth and sixth graders to design ads for local businesses. Art teacher Cookie Elmer is pictured holding the check.Pictured above is an early 1900s photo of the Husky School students. The school was located on Sulphur Springs Road, south of Country Club Road. If you can identify anyone in this photo please call the Hot Spring County Historical Society at (501) 229-1600 (please leave a message if no answer). On January 7, 2019 the Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. at The Heritage House located at 118 West 2nd Street in Malvern. The meeting will be a show and tell meeting. Malvern seventh grader Ethan Martin watches the ball during a Ram’s free throw during the Cubs game with the Hot Springs Lakeside Rams on Thursday, December 20, 2018. The Cubs were defeated by the Rams 36-9.Malvern eighth grader Cedric Simmons dribbles away from a Hot Springs Lakeside Ram during their game at Lakeside on Thursday, December 20, 2018. The Rams got the win 26-19 over the Cubs.Malvern ninth grader Elijah Mitchell squares up against a Hot Springs Lakeside Ram during their game at Lakeside on Thursday, December 20, 2018. The Cubs and Rams came down to the wire with the Rams defeating the Cubs28-25.The Malvern Lady Cubs had an intense battle on the hardwood at home Thursday, December 20, 2018 against Hot Springs Lakeside Jr. Lady Rams during ninth grade girls junior high basketball action at the Leopard Center. Malvern fell short of victory to Lakeside, 39-11.Malvern Lady Cubs seventh grade basketball team kept a competitive dual on the hardwood in defeat to Hot Springs Lakeside Jr. Lady Rams, Thursday December 20, 2018 at the Leopard Center. Malvern fell short to Lakeside, 21-8.Malvern Lady Cubs seventh grade basketball team kept a competitive dual on the hardwood in defeat to Hot Springs Lakeside Jr. Lady Rams, Thursday December 20, 2018 at the Leopard Center. Malvern fell short to Lakeside, 21-8.(14) Rylee White for Malvern positions to block out for a rebound against a Lakeside Jr. Lady Ram during ninth grade girls junior high basketball action on Thursday, December 20, 2018 at the Leopard Center. Malvern fell short of victory to Lakeside, 39-11.Lights of the enchanted forest at 212 Moline Street are shining brightly this Christmas Season. Pictured left to right are Isabella McGuire, Dalen Baldwin, Logan Phillips, Raymond Murry, Trenton Owings, and Glen Rose Wrestling Coach Doug McGuire after competing in the Maumelle Hornet Swarm Tournament on December 14 and 15.A Glen Rose 7th grader goes in for the layup against a Magnet Cove 7th grade defender during the Beavers and Panthers game at Magnet Cove on Friday, December 21, 2018. The Beaver 7th grade team defeated the Panthers 36-14 in the two 15 minutes halves and 5-4 in the 8 minute running clock quarter.A Glen Rose junior high player takes the shot against the Magnet Cove Panthers during their game at Magnet Cove on Friday, December 21, 2018. The Beavers got the win over the Panthers 27-19.Glen Rose junior Brayden Lyons (2) goes to block the shot of Magnet Cove senior Noah Maher during the Beavers and Panthers game held at Magnet Cove on Friday, December 21, 2018. The Beavers defeated the Panthers 62-58.A nativity scene at Oak Grove Assembly of God Church on Highway 84 in the Oak Grove Community reminds viewers of the reason of Christmas.A group of employees from Baptist Health Hot Spring County have been educating second graders at Magnet Cove Elementary School through our We Can!® CATCH® Kids Club program. We present two 45 minute programs every Monday morning.(33) Jasmyne Monk fades away to score over the Arkadelphia defense during senior high girls basketball action Friday, December 21, 2018 at the Leopard Center. Malvern defeated Arkadelphia, 37-35.(0) Dallas Lewis put up a basket off the glass for Malvern against a host of Arkadelphia Badgers during senior high boys basketball action Friday, December 21, 2018 at the Leopard Center. Malvern lost to Arkadelphia, 82-71.On his way back to the North Pole, Santa Claus stopped by the annual Christmas Community Meal at First United Methodist Church on Christmas Day, December 25, 2018. Gifts were given out to guests at the meal and pictures were taken with Santa. More than 1,400 meals were served at the annual Community Meal event.Magnet Cove fans aren’t happy about the call during the Panthers game with the Glen Rose Beavers on Friday, December 21, 2018.The Magnet Cove dance team wishes good luck to the Panthers while at the free throw line during their game with the Glen Rose Beavers on Friday, December 21, 2018.The Magnet Cove junior high cheerleaders wear ugly Christmas sweaters to cheer on the Panthers during their game with the Glen Rose Beavers on Friday, December 21, 2018.A fan waits for the Magnet Cove Panthers game with the Glen Rose Beavers on Friday, December 21, 2018.The Glen Rose junior high cheerleaders also wear ugly Christmas sweaters to cheer on the Beavers during their game with the Magnet Cove Panthers on Friday, December 21, 2018.(3) Dakovon Blackmon for Malvern drives hard to the basket to score against the Arkadelphia Badgers while teammate Logan Schneider keeps concentration during senior high boys basketball action Friday, December 21, 2018 at the Leopard Center. Blackmon led scoring with 24 points and Schneider dropped 23 points for high scoring efforts for the Leopards against the Badgers. Malvern came up short to Arkadelphia, 82-71.(10) Viktoria Jergenson for Malvern penetrates toward the basket by passing by the Arkadelphia defense during senior high girls basketball action Friday, December 21, 2018 at the Leopard Center. Malvern defeated Arkadelphia, 37-35.Malvern Lady Leopard Tiaunica Henderson (24) scores from the paint area against rivals' Arkadelphia Lady Badgers defense during senior high girls basketball action at home Friday, December 21, 2018 at the Leopard Center. The Malvern Lady Leopards secured their first victory in 7-4A Conference play against Arkadelphia, 37-35 at home for the first meeting of their two-game series match up.Malvern Lady Leopard Tiaunica Henderson (24) scores from the paint area against rivals' Arkadelphia Lady Badgers defense during senior high girls basketball action at home Friday, December 21, 2018 at the Leopard Center. The Malvern Lady Leopards secured their first victory in 7-4A Conference play against Arkadelphia, 37-35 at home for the first meeting of their two-game series match up.Alex Ordonez(0) Jace Haynes and (10) Corbin Hughes hustles for possession of the ball against Woodlawn during senior high boys basketball action Thursday, December 27, 2018 in the Herb Russell Invitational at Ouachita High School Gymnasium.Brandon SanchezBrayson EfirdCade AsherCaleb BarrCarson KeenColby SteedCorbin HughesDylan ClaytonDalen BaldwinEli DawsonGavin Chaney(2) Brayden Lyons for Glen Rose slices to shoot between two Woodlawn Bears during senior boys basketball action Thursday, December 27, 2018 in the Herb Russell Invitational at Ouachita High School Gymnasium. Glen Rose prevailed over Woodlawn, 59-49 for one of eight games played on the first day of tournament competition on the All Care Pharmacy Court at Ouachita High School Gymnasium.(4) Brandon Sanchez for Poyen applies defensive pressure against Guy-Perkins during senior high boys basketball action in the Herb Russell Invitational at Ouachita High School Gymnasium.Jace HaynesJacob FarmerJames KegleyJason LambelJayShawn CoxJeremy BeasleyJT TowersKadin Walker(11) Nicole Schneider attacks the basket to score against the Woodlawn Lady Bears during senior high girls basketball action Thursday, December 27, 2018 in the Herb Russell Invitational at Ouachita High School Gymnasium.(24) Bree McDermott looks over the Guy-Perkins’ defense to run the offense during senior high girls basketball action Thursday, December 27, 2018 in the Herb Russell Invitational at Ouachita High School Gymnasium.Logan HughesMatthew ClarkMichael CervantesNicholas PrichardTim EdwardsTrent RobinsonTrey McKimTy DawsonTyler McJunkinsBismarck senior Mady Calhoun watches for the inbound pass during the Lady Lions first round game against the Rison Lady Wildcats in the Herb Russell Holiday Hoops Tournament held at Ouachita High School on Thursday, December 27, 2018.Bismarck senior Dylan Clayton fakes out the Rison Wildcats defense by passing the ball to junior Collier Robertson (30) during first round action in the Herb Russell Holiday Hoops Tournament held at Ouachita High School on Thursday, December 27, 2018.Glen Rose Middle School Students of the Month are Carson Null, Abby Cooper, Bredon Freeman, and Conner Steed.Ouachita junior Truston Furr is met by the Magnet Cove Panthers defense while trying to attack the basket. The Warriors and Panthers battled it out in the final game of the first round in the Herb Russell Holiday Hoops Tournament that was held at Ouachita High School on Thursday, December 27, 2018. The Warriors came out on top against the Panthers 58-49. See full story on page 5.Magnet Cove senior Justin McKim (12) tries to block the shot of Ouachita senior Will Hixon during the Panthers game against the Warriors in the first round of the Herb Russell Holiday Hoops Tournament held at Ouachita High School on Thursday, December 27, 2018.Magnet Cove freshman Karsen Davis (12) passes the ball against Ouachita juniors Maegan Schweitzer (15), Emily McBay (23), and sophomore Linsey Sirratt during the Lady Panthers game with the Lady Warriors in the first round of the Herb Russell Holiday Hoops Tournament held at Ouachita High School on Thursday, December 27, 2018.

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