December 2019 Photographs

BATTLE FOR THE BALL: A Bismarck Jr. Lady Lion and a Cutter Morning Star Jr. Lady Eagle fight for the ball during their game on Monday, November 25, 2019.Bismarck Lions head basketball coach Mark Hamby talks with the Jr. Lions during a timeout in their game with the Cutter Morning Star Jr. Eagles on Monday, November 25, 2019.Bismarck fans get excited during the Lions game with the Cutter Morning Star Eagles on Monday, November 25, 2019.Bismarck fans cheer on the Lady Lions during a timeout in the Lady Lions game against the Cutter Morning Star Lady Eagles on Monday, November 25, 2019.The sign for the Magnet Cove Panthers to bust through onto the field before battling in the 2019 Class 2A state football quarterfinals match-up hosting Gurdon on Friday, November 29, 2019 at Kenneth W. Hammons Stadium.  The Magnet Cove Panthers fans turned out in huge numbers to pack the stands at Kenneth W. Hammons Stadium on Friday, November 29, 2019.Dusty Reasons, senior at Glen Rose High School, smiles after signing his National Letter of Intent to wrestle at Central Baptist College in Conway on Monday, December 2, 2019 at the Glen Rose Sports Arena.Glen Rose’s Emma McJunkins drives the ball towards the basket during the Lady Beavers play-in game against the Cutter Morning Star Lady Eagles in the Battle at the Cove Tournament on Monday, December 2, 2019.Ouachita’s Emma Williams goes up for a shot during the Lady Warriors game with the Baptist Prep Lady Eagles in the Battle of the Cove Tournament on Monday, December 2, 2019.Brendan Hill shoots a three-pointer from way behind the arc in the Beavers game against the Centerpoint Knights in the Battle of the Cove Tournament on Monday, December 2, 2019.Magnet Cove’s Riley Green tries to drive around a Mountain Pine Lady Red Devil during their round one game in the Battle at the Cove Tournament held at Magnet Cove on Monday, December 2, 2019.A snow family and other decorations greet travelers and locals at the City of Malvern Mayor’s Office and other city offices on Third Street in Malvern.Magnet Cove’s Evin Ashcraft eyes the basket as he goes for a shot in the Panthers game against the Spring Hill Bears on Monday, December 2, 2019 in the Battle at the Cove Tournament.Office doors and many offices at the Hot Spring County Courthouse have been decked out with holiday cheer. See more Courthouse door photos on pages 9 & 10.Gingerbread houses made by local Hot Spring County 4-Hers are currently on display at the Hot Spring County Courthouse. The houses will be on display for the public viewing through Christmas.Hot Spring County Tax Collector offices decorated both doors of its office for Christmas at the Hot Spring County Courthouse.Hot Spring County Tax Collector offices decorated both doors of its office for Christmas at the Hot Spring County Courthouse.The Hot Spring County Judge’s office brought the North Pole to the Hot Spring County Courthouse with decorations on the office door.A snowman on the door made of Styrofoam cups equipped with lights up the day at the Hot Spring County Clerk’s office door at the Hot Spring County Courthouse.LADY WARRIORS DEFENSE: Ouachita’s (10) Lizzy Rowton and (44) Gabby Buras trap a Mt. Pine Lady Red Devil to showcase productive defense during senior high girls basketball action on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at Ouachita High School Gymnasium. The Lady Warriors defeated Mt. Pine, 50-19.Morgan Lee demonstrates how she learned how to dance with a Chinese fan during the Malvern Lions Club meeting on Tuesday, December 3, 2019. Lee also spoke about her adventures in China as a part of the Henderson-Hebei Art Music Festival.Tiny houses were made life size at The Hot Spring County Treasurer’s office door decorations at the Hot Spring County Courthouse.WARRIORS DEFENSE: Ouachita’s (5) Noah Dahlke pressures an Mt. Pine guard while (20) Nathanael Sandage, (23) Garett Webb and (10) Truston Furr positioned defensively during senior high boys basketball action on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at Ouachita High School Gymnasium.The Hot Spring County Courthouse reflects in the large ball ornaments that adorn the Courthouse Christmas Tree on Wednesday, December 4, 2019.RC Penfield (left), General Manager of the Love’s Truck Stop in Malvern talks with Malvern Mayor Brenda Weldon about the December 19 opening of Love’s Truck Stop in Malvern.Bismarck’s Mirissa Kegley watches the ball after throwing up a shot against three Fountain Lake Lady Cobras during their game on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 in the Battle at the Cove Tournament.Bismarck’s Collier Robertson goes to shoot the ball against three Fountain Lake Cobra defenders during their game on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 in the Battle at the Cove Tournament.Ouachita’s (4) Cameron Mattingly penetrates down the lane to score between the Mt. Pine Jr. Red Devils defense during junior high boys basketball action Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at Ouachita High School Gymnasium.Glen Rose junior Ahmad Holmes goes to shoot the ball after retrieving a rebound during a recent Beavers game.LOVE'S TRAVEL STOP IN MALVERN CONSTRUCTION SITE: The progress of construction from Harris Construction crew building the Love's Travel Stop on Highway 171 at exit 97 in Malvern.The Glen Rose Lady Beavers deny a shot from a Cutter Morning Star Lady Eagle during a recent Lady Beavers game.Glen Rose junior Ethan Taylor brings the ball down the court during a recent Beavers game.John Allan Funk (right) visits with guests at the 15th Annual Community Thanksgiving Meal held on Thursday, November 28, 2019 at First United Methodist Church in Malvern. The annual Community Christmas Meal is in the planning staging, details will be announced soon.Poyen senior Madison Yarbrough calls for the ball during a Lady Indian 2018-2019 game.Poyen senior Lorren Austin dribbles around a defender during a Lady Indians 2018-2019 game.: Poyen senior Kyla Puckett shoots a basket during a Lady Indians 2018-2019 game. Poyen junior Brandon Sanchez tries to make his way around a defender during an Indians 2018-2019 game.Poyen junior Jaxson Carter grabs a rebound during an Indians 2018-2019 game.   Poyen junior Brandon Sanchez tries to make his way around a defender during an Indians 2018-2019 game.Magnet Cove senior Kaitlyn Fletcher saves the ball from going out of bounds during a recent Lady Panthers game.Magnet Cove sophomore Jace Beckwith attacks the boards for a rebound during a recent Panthers game.Malvern Lady Leopards head basketball coach Cleveland Gordon instructs the Lady Leopards during a timeout during a recent game.Malvern senior Haley Moore pulls back to shoot a three-pointer during a recent Lady Leopards game.The Malvern Lady Leopards and Fountain Lake Lady Cobras fight for a rebound during a recent game.Malvern senior Aaron Jones tries to cutoff a Fountain Lake Cobra going in for a layup during a recent Leopard game.Malvern senior Dallas Lewis gets the ball on a fast break during a recent Leopards game.Malvern senior Dakovan Blackmon brings the ball down the court during a recent Leopards game.Seniors (15) Noah Dahlke starts the Warriors fast-break with (4) Dalton Taylor pacing  past half-court during senior high boys hoops.Glen Rose senior Molly Padgett pulls back the shot during a recent Lady Beavers game.Ouachita senior Kinzy Pasley keeps driving towards the basket after taking an elbow to the face during a recent Lady Warriors game.Ouachita senior Maegan Schweitzer pulls back to make a pass during a recent Lady Warriors game.Glen Rose senior Brendan Hill makes a quick stop before shooting a three-pointer from way behind the arc during a recent Beavers game.Magnet Cove junior Levi Horton keeps his focus on a Spring Hill player while playing defense during a recent Panthers game.Seniors (23) Garett Webb pulls up for the jumper inside the paint area while (10) Truston Furr post’s up down on the block.Senior (20) Nathanael Sandage goes for the monster block defensively during hoop action for the Warriors.  Bismarck senior Bianca Pettus looks to make a pass during a recent Lady Lions game.Bismarck sophomore Hannah Collie shoots a jumper during a recent Lady Lions game.Bismarck senior Collier Robertson plays defense during a recent Lions game.Bismarck sophomore Ethan Davis dribbles the ball up the court during a recent Lions game.Bismarck junior Logan Bubulka tries to make a shot over a defender during a recent Lions game.Glen Rose’s Sidney Robbins powers her way around a Mountain Pine Lady Red Devil during their game in the Battle at the Cove Tournament on Thursday, December 5, 2019.The Centerpoint Lady Knights and the Fountain Lake Lady Cobras tip-off for their semi-finals game of the Battle at the Cove Tournament on Thursday, December 5, 2019.The Cutter Morning Star Eagles and Fountain Lake Cobras tip-off for their semi-finals game of the Battle at the Cove Tournament on Thursday, December 5, 2019.Ouachita’s Lizzy Rowton gets past three Magnet Cove defenders, Emma Golden (10), Jamie Kelley (24), and Riley Green (3), during the Lady Warriors and Lady Panthers semi-finals game of the Battle at the Cove Tournament on Thursday, December 5, 2019.Magnet Cove’s Levi Horton gets the ball on a fast break during the Panthers game with the Centerpoint Knights in the semi-finals of the Battle at the Cove Tournament on Thursday, December 5, 2019.Tis the season: Stephen Moore works on window paintings on the windows of the Malvern Daily Record  office on Friday, December 6, 2019. Magnet Cove sophomore Karsen Davis makes a steal during a recent Lady Panthers game.BUZZER BEATER: Malvern Lady Cubs’ (4) Chasney Cooper soars to the basket with a floater to score before the buzzer sounds to end first half basketball action against Fountain Lake during eighth grade girls junior high competition on Thursday, December 5, 2019 at the Leopard Center.Magnet Cove sophomore Layne Evans gets ready to drive to the basket during recent Panthers game.Glen Rose senior Rachel LeQuieu swarms a Cutter Morning Star Lady Eagle during a recent Lady Beavers game.The Ouachita Lady Warriors defense swarms a Baptist Prep Lady Eagle during a recent Lady Warriors game.Magnet Cove junior Zoee Rednour shoots a layup during a recent Lady Panthers game.Malvern High School JROTC presented the colors during the Christmas on the Courthouse Square festivities on Thursday, December 12, 2019.Teresa Clardy, Phillip Clardy, and  Kristina Alexander lit their horses with lights in the Malvern Christmas Parade prior to the Christmas on the Courthouse Square festivities on Thursday, December 12, 2019.The Nativity story was presented live during the Christmas on the Courthouse Square festivities on Thursday, December 12, 2019 by Friendship Missionary Baptist Church.Calvary’s Cross Cowboy Church of Malvern provided wagon rides around the Hot Spring County Courthouse during the Christmas on the Courthouse Square festivities on Thursday, December 12, 2019.Magnet Cove’s Kizer Kidder leaps for the ball during tipoff of the Jr. Panthers game with the Cutter Morning Star Jr. Eagles on Tuesday, December 17, 2019.Magnet Cove’s Riley Green (3) goes down the court on a fast break during the Lady Panthers game with the Cutter Morning Star Lady Eagles on Tuesday, December 17, 2019.Magnet Cove’s Evin Ashcraft makes a move around a defender during the Panthers game with the Cutter Morning Star Eagles on Tuesday, December 17, 2019.Shanna Stuckey and Sylvia Keen provided cookies to patrons at the Christmas on the Courthouse Square festivities on Thursday, December 12, 2019.OPENING DAY:Love's Truck Stop in Malvern employees and staff members with General Manager RC Penfield (left photo) express excitement of smiles inside of the Love's Truck Stop in Malvern on Highway 171 at exit 97 to open its doors for business bright and early at 6 a.m. Thursday morning December 19, 2019. The project was under the direction of Harris United Construction. The Arby's restaurant inside the Love's store in Malvern will be open 24 hours. The full-size restaurant is expected to seat 80 people.Justin Carter, Divisional Merchandising Manager of Love’s Truck Stop in Malvern check’s out the first customer on opening day of business Thursday, December 19.SIGNING DAY: Nikki Schneider, (seated) with parents Gary and Ramona Schneider signed a National Letter of Intent to play softball at Ouachita Baptist University on Friday, December 13, 2019 at the Glen Rose Sports Arena.READY FOR BUSINESS: Love’s Travel Stops and Country Stores project in Malvern will be ready for business to the public bright and early at 6 a.m. on Thursday, December 19, 2019. The store will be more than 10,000 square feet, and will include—Arby’s restaurant, nine diesel bays, nine showers, Love’s Truck Tire Care, laundry facilities, CAT scale, bean to cup gourmet coffee, brand-name snacks with serving a fresh food option and much more.A mom with a child waiting on food in a highchair can be seen in the kitchen of the Hot Spring County Museum Boyle House. The museum is located at 302 East Third Street in Malvern and is open Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.The 2019 Malvern Homecoming Court rides on a float during the Malvern Christmas Parade on Thursday, December 12, 2019.Founder of the Downtown Fit group, Brian Johnson (left) and Lions member Doye DelaCruz pose for a picture after Johnson spoke at the Malvern Lions Club meeting on December 10, 2019.Patrons wait for the tree at the courthouse to be lit after the Malvern Christmas Parade on Thursday, December 12, 2019.Members of the Hot Spring County 4-H ride in a float during the 2019 Malvern Christmas Parade on Thursday, December 12, 2019.Hot Spring County Tiny Miss Fair Queen Arizona Riley and Mrs. Mount Nebo Anna Perry Riley ride in a float during the 2019 Malvern Christmas Parade on Thursday, December 12, 2019.Elves with the Downtown Development group wave at parade goers during the Malvern Christmas Parade on Thursday, December 12, 2019.Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer found himself guiding a different sleigh during the 2019 Malvern Christmas Parade on Thursday, December 12, 2019.Be the Light wrapped a truck in Christmas for the Malvern Christmas Parade on Thursday, December 12, 2019.The Glen Rose Dance Team performs during halftime of the Beavers game with the Bismarck Lions on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at the Glen Rose Sports Arena.Brayden Lyons, senior at Glen Rose High School, is the Malvern Daily Record’s Athlete of the Week for his performance in the Beavers game against cross-county rivals the Bismarck Lions on Tuesday, December 10, 2019. Lyons scored a total of 30 points. Lyons scoring helped the Beavers overcome an 8-point deficit in the first quarter and win the game 52-40. Lyons scoring included three 3-pointers and a dunk.The Bismarck Jr. Lady Lions huddle up during a timeout during a recent game.GETTING FESTIVE FOR THE BEAVERS: The Glen Rose Jr. Cheerleaders wear Christmas sweaters while cheering during the Jr. Beavers game with the Bismarck Jr. Lions on Tuesday, December 10, 2019.Ouachita’s (20) Nathanael Sandage soars in the air between a trio of Bismarck Lion defenders (10) Collier Robertson, (23) Logan Bubulka and (13) Braven Golden during senior high boys basketball competition on Friday, December 13, 2019 at Ouachita High School Gymnasium.Bismarck’s (2) Kady Pleasants shoots in the paint area while defensively being surrounded by Ouachita Lady Warriors’ (11) Kinzy Pasley, (1) Tessa Kuyknedall, (32) Emma Williams, (12) Karley Davis and (33) Linsey Sirratt during senior high girls basketball action on Friday, December 13, 2019 at Ouachita High School Gymnasium.Heather Dial Sanders and students at Malvern High School sing Christmas songs to members and guests at the monthly Malvern/Hot Spring County Chamber of Commerce Breakfast on Thursday, December 12, 2019.Family and visitors placed wreaths on the graves of veterans during the Wreaths Across America ceremony on Saturday, December 14, 2019 at the Poyen-Lindsey Cemetery in Poyen.Santa and his elves get ready to greet children at the Courthouse Pavillion during the lighting ceremony following the Malvern Christmas Parade on Thursday, December 12, 2019.A fire truck drives down Main Street during the Malvern Christmas Parade on Thursday, December 12, 2019.Hot Spring County Judge Dennis Thornton, Chief Deputy Treasurer Glorie Thornton, and Malvern Mayor Brenda Weldon stand in front of the Christmas tree at the Courthouse during the lighting ceremony following the Malvern Christmas Parade on Thursday, December 12, 2019.Members of the Malvern civics clubs (Malvern Lions Club, Malvern Rotary, and Malvern Area Kiwanis) serve coffee, hot cocoa, and cookies during the lighting ceremony following the Malvern Christmas Parade on Thursday, December 12, 2019.Several angels hang on the Salvation Army Christmas Trees at the Malvern Walmart waiting to be picked up.Sophia Chavez (center) was one of two overall winners of a Voyager 3 Tablet in the Malvern Daily Record’s Say No To Drugs and Alcohol Coloring Book Contest. Pictured is MDR Circulation Manager Kathi Ledbetter, Sophia Chavez, and Trisha Chavez. The Voyager 3 Tablet was donated to the MDR by the Malvern McDonalds locations.Palomita Anderson (center) was one of two overall winners of a Voyager 3 Tablet in the Malvern Daily Record’s Say No To Drugs and Alcohol Coloring Book Contest. Pictured is MDR Circulation Manager Kathi Ledbetter, Palomita Anderson, and Josh Anderson. The Voyager 3 Tablet was donated to the MDR by the Malvern McDonalds locations. Malvern’s (10) Ayanna Johnson puts up a shot in the paint area while (20) Cayla Spencer stands guard during ninth grade girls junior high basketball action Thursday, December 12, 2019 at the Leopard Center.Malvern’s (4) Dy’sire Jones goes sky-high to score over a Nashville Scrapperette during ninth grade girls junior high basketball action Thursday, December 12, 2019 at the Leopard Center.Malvern’s (3) Cedric Simmons uses aggression and strength to muscle down a rebound against Nashville during junior high boys basketball action Thursday, December 12, 2019 at the Leopard Center.Volunteers Abby Loy, Hannah Miller, Jennifer Cervantes, Jacobe Hart, take admissions for the Malvern Area Kiwanis Club’s Second Annual Holiday Market on Saturday, Dec. 7.  Boots and flag museum stationery.CAREER-HIGH NIGHT: Malvern senior (3) Dakovan Blackmon strides strong to the basket to score during the Leopards 68-61 victory against Episcopal on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 in senior high boys basketball action at the Leopard Center. Blackmon led all scorers with a career-high 45 points in Malvern’s seven-point victory for their season home-opener.PURE SHOOTING MOTION: Malvern’s (10) Viktoria Jergenson shoots over a pair of Episcopal Lady Wildcats just inside the arc to nail a jumper for the the Lady Leopards during senior high girls basketball action on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at the Leopard Center.The Hot Spring County Courthouse Christmas Tree was lit during a lighting ceremony following the Malvern Christmas Parade on Thursday, December 12, 2019.A lit Nativity on the rear of the Poyen Assembly of God Church Kid’s Choir float in the Malvern Christmas Parade on Thursday, December 12, 2019.Bismarck’s Kalem Rorie shoots the ball over two Glen Rose defenders during the Jr. Lions and Jr. Beavers game on Tuesday, December 10, 2019.HANDS UP FOR THE REBOUND: Members of the Glen Rose Jr. Beavers and Bismarck Jr. Lady Lions put their hands up to catch a rebound during their game on Tuesday, December 10, 2019.Big Boy steam engine cookie cutters created at the Malvern-Hot Spring County Library are shown under a Christmas Tree at the Museum.Be the Light float spreads Christmas joy during the Malvern Christmas Parade on Thursday, December 12, 2019.SMILES OF RECOVERY: Ouachita Warriors’ big man Truston Furr shows emotion of excitement after making a productive return to the hardwood from injury during the offseason. Furr made his return to action with the Warriors on November 19, 2019 at home when Ouachita defeated Blevins in conference play. The Warriors are back home tonight, December 12 hosting Gurdon and Friday, December 13 facing Bismarck for two non-conference contests at Ouachita High School Gymnasium.Paul Adcock leads the singing of Christmas songs during the Hot Spring County Historical Society semi-annual potluck meeting on Monday, December 2, 2019 at The Heritage House in Malvern.Hot Spring County Judge Dennis Thornton (right) swears Lindsey Hollomon in as District 5 Justice of the Peace prior to the regular meeting of the Hot Spring County Quorum Court on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at the Hot Spring County Courthouse. Hollomon was nominated to fill the vacated position. Glen Rose’s Brayden Lyons (2) jumps over three Bismarck defenders, Collier Robertson (10), Connor Corley (12), and Wayne Porterfield (31), to go for a shot during the Beavers and Lions game on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at the Glen Rose Sports Arena.Glen Rose’s Abby Ditzig tries to go through Bismarck’s Makenna Norris during the Lady Beavers and Lady Lions game on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at the Glen Rose Sports Arena.LifeNet EMS in Malvern welcomed the community to have their picture taken with The Grinch on Thursday, December 5, 2019. Several children with their parents were all smiles of joy and fun during the LifeNet event in Malvern. Tina S. Bell, Director of PR and Marketing of LifeNet was dressed as The Grinch.LifeNet EMS in Malvern welcomed the community to have their picture taken with The Grinch on Thursday, December 5, 2019. Several children with their parents were all smiles of joy and fun during the LifeNet event in Malvern. Tina S. Bell, Director of PR and Marketing of LifeNet was dressed as The Grinch.LifeNet EMS in Malvern welcomed the community to have their picture taken with The Grinch on Thursday, December 5, 2019. Several children with their parents were all smiles of joy and fun during the LifeNet event in Malvern. Tina S. Bell, Director of PR and Marketing of LifeNet was dressed as The Grinch.Homer Lawrence picks a door prize surprise at the Hot Spring County Historical Society semi-annual potluck meeting on Monday, December 2, 2019 at The Heritage House in Malvern.Members and guests enjoy a potluck meal at the Hot Spring County Historical Society meeting on Monday, December 2, 2019. The Hot Spring County Historical Society meets on the first Monday of the month at 6 p.m. at The Heritage House, 118 West Second Street in Malvern. For more information about the Historical Society, call (501) 229-1600 or email hschistoricalsociety@gmail.com.The Hot Spring County Courthouse will be the focus of this evening for the first Christmas on the Courthouse Square event immediately following the Malvern Christmas Parade scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m.Malvern City Council members, Malvern City Mayor Brenda Weldon, Malvern City Clerk Phyllis Dial, and Malvern City Attorney Cecilia Ashcraft recite the Pledge of Allegiance at the Malvern City Council meeting on Monday, December 9, 2019.Dan Beason picks a door prize surprise at the Hot Spring County Historical Society semi-annual potluck meeting on Monday, December 2, 2019 at The Heritage House in Malvern.The Hot Spring County Museum received a $1,000 grant from Entergy on Monday, December 9, 2019. Pictured left to right are board members Melissa Phillips and Ralph Williams and Virginia Cardin, chairman accepting the donation from Mark Hunt, Entergy Customer Service Manager.Poyen’s Nate Simmons (4) goes in for the layup against the Hazen Hornets on Friday, December 6, 2019.Pictured is the Cutter Morning Star Eagles basketball team after winning the Battle at the Cove Tournament on Saturday, December 7, 2019. Cutter Morning Star defeated Centerpoint in the finals, 59-51. It was a close battle throughout with the Eagles leading 9-6 in the first after a buzzer beating three-pointer, 28-24 in the half, and 42-40 after the third quarter. The Eagles defeated Mountain Pine, Fountain Lake, and Centerpoint in the tournament.Pictured is the Cutter Morning Star Eagles basketball team after winning the Battle at the Cove Tournament on Saturday, December 7, 2019. Cutter Morning Star defeated Centerpoint in the finals, 59-51. It was a close battle throughout with the Eagles leading 9-6 in the first after a buzzer beating three-pointer, 28-24 in the half, and 42-40 after the third quarter. The Eagles defeated Mountain Pine, Fountain Lake, and Centerpoint in the tournament.A Centerpoint fan yells at the referee during the Lady Knights Battle at the Cove finals game on Saturday, December 7, 2019.Ouachita’s Emily McBay (23) tries to drive past a Centerpoint Lady Knight while Emma Williams (32) sets a screen during the Lady Warriors game with the Lady Knights in the Battle at the Cove Tournament finals on Saturday, December 7, 2019.Ouachita Lady Warriors head basketball coach Corey Brown smiles after the Lady Warriors made a shot during their Battle at the Cove finals game against the Centerpoint Lady Knights on Saturday, December 7, 2019.Magnet Cove’s Owen Tillery drives to the basket during the Panthers Battle at the Cove Tournament game against the Fountain Lake Cobras on Saturday, December 7, 2019.A student dressed as a chicken runs out with the Magnet Cove Panthers before their Battle at the Cove game on Saturday, December 7, 2019.Magnet Cove’s Jamie Kelley tries to make a move around a Fountain Lake Lady Cobra on Saturday, December 7, 2019 in the Battle at the Cove Tournament.The Magnet Cove cheerleaders cheer on the Panthers during their game with Fountain Lake in the Battle at the Cove Tournament on Saturday, December 7, 2019.Glen Rose’s Deshaun Jacobs looks to pass the ball during the Beavers game with the Spring Hill Bears in the Battle at the Cove Tournament on Saturday, December 7, 2019.The Glen Rose Beavers walk into the arena before their Battle at the Cove game on Saturday, December 7, 2019.Bismarck’s Anna Cain looks towards the basket during the Lady Lions Battle at the Cove Tournament game with the Baptist Prep Lady Eagles on Saturday, December 7, 2019.Bismarck’s Dawson King tries to make a move to score against the Mountain Pine Red Devils in the Battle at the Cove Tournament on Saturday, December 7, 2019.LADY LEOPARDS HOOPS: Malvern’s (15) Diamond Ollison shoots over the Episcopal Lady Wildcats’ defense during the Lady Leopards season home-opener Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at the Leopard Center. The Lady Leopards will return home tonight, December 20 to host Mena in 7-4A Conference hoops for senior high girls basketball competition at the Leopard Center.LEOPARDS 1-0 IN CONFERENCE HOOPS: Malvern’s (0) Dallas Lewis goes strong toward the basket to score while big man (34) Trayshaun Traylor is positioned in the paint area during the Leopards season home-opener victory against Episcopal Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at the Leopard Center.The Malvern Senior Center collected christmas gifts for our local rehabs-nursing homes. Pictured above is Haley Milner at The Crossing at Malvern (left) with Darlene Bryant, Site Manager of the Malvern Senior Center delivering the gifts. Malvern Daily Record partnered with Wilson Intermediate School art students for this years Design An Ad program where students were able to pick local businesses and design an ad for them. A portion of the proceeds from this project were donated back to the school. Pictured above is Michelle Cummins, Malvern Daily Record Advertising Manager (left) and Connie Atkinson, WIS art teacher with students from her art class.The Glen Rose Jr. Cheerleaders get the crowd pumped up during halftime of the Jr. Beavers game with the Haskell Harmony Grove Jr. Cardinals on Friday, December 20, 2019 at the Glen Rose Arena.The Glen Rose Jr. High Dance Team performs during halftime of the Jr. Beavers game with the Haskell Harmony Grove Jr. Cardinals on Friday, December 20, 2019 at the Glen Rose Arena.Students sitting in The Beaver Dam student section get loud for the Lady Beavers during their game with the Haskell Harmony Grove Lady Cardinals on Friday, December 20, 2019 at the Glen Rose Arena.Glen Rose’s Rachel LeQuieu shoots from behind the arc over a Lady Cardinals defender during the Lady Beavers game with the Haskell Harmony Grove Lady Cardinals on Friday, December 20, 2019 at the Glen Rose Arena.The Glen Rose Lady Beavers head coach Roy Ray yells out a play during the Lady Beavers game with the Haskell Harmony Grove Lady Cardinals on Friday, December 20, 2019 at the Glen Rose Arena.Love Doddridge, junior at Glen Rose High School, is the Malvern Daily Record’s Athlete of the Week for her performance in the Lady Beavers rivalry game with 3A-5 Conference opponent the Haskell Harmony Grove Lady Cardinals on Friday, December 20, 2019. This was Doddridge’s comeback game after an injury in the offseason. Doddrige led the Lady Beavers with 16 points scored and her efforts led the Lady Beavers to victory 50-33 over the Lady Cardinals. Of Doddridge’s 16 points, 9 points were scored from three 3Glen Rose’s Ahmad Holmes looks to pass the ball after grabbing a rebound during the Beavers game with rivals Haskell Harmony Grove on Friday, December 20, 2019 at the Glen Rose Arena.The Glen Rose Sr. Dance Team do a dance during halftime of the Beavers game with the Haskell Harmony Grove Cardinals on Friday, December 20, 2019 at the Glen Rose Arena.The Glen Rose Sr. Cheerleaders perform during halftime of the Beavers game with the Haskell Harmony Grove Cardinals on Friday, December 20, 2019 at the Glen Rose Arena.Babcock StreetHot Spring County Courthouse Locust StreetArkansas Yarn Company’s Main Street storefront helps spread Christmas joy to patrons. Local artist help spread good cheer by painting windows of vacant downtown Main Street buildings in Malvern.The Grinch couldn’t steal Christmas from downtown Malvern so he joined the fun. See him at the Lake Hamilton Malvern Branch location on Main Street.Malvern National Bank gets chilly with a lighted snowman in its storefront window of the corporate offices. Local businesses ReTagIt Consignment and Cute AF spread Christmas joy with storefront window decorationsMalvern Area Kiwanis member Dr. Kim Armstrong (left) presents Matt Cummings, Electrical and Plumbing Pre-Apprenticeship Coordinator at College of the Ouachitas, a Certificate of Appreciation after speaking to the Malvern Area Kiwanis on Thursday, December 19, 2019.STRONG MOVE TO THE BASKET: Malvern’s (20) Haley Moore drives hard to make a move past the Mena Ladycats’ defense with (21) Javia Lea standing guard in the paint area and (23) Kiya Mitchell and (10) Vitkoria Jergenson seen focused in during the action in Friday’s December 20, 2019 7-4A Conference game at the Leopard Center. The Lady Leopards fell short of victory to Mena in their second home game of the season. LEOPARD DEFENSE: Malvern’s (0) Dallas Lewis shows high energy for defensive pressure with (4) Aaron Jones in the background for the Leopards defense against Mena during Friday’s December 20, 2019 7-4A Conference home game at the Leopard Center. The Leopards defeated Mena 45-39. Lewis and Jones with Dakovon Blackmon  scored in double-figures for Malvern.Local art students help spread Christmas cheer by painting windows of vacant downtown Main Street buildings in Malvern.The annual Moline Christmas Tree Lights at 212 Moline Street will shine from dark until 10 p.m. through New Year’s Day. The annual lights have been an icon in Malvern for nearly 20 years with new lights added each year. This year a  lighted tunnel of blue lights have been added and a few other decorations. For best viewing turn headlights off during your tour. Donations are accepted at the entrance to help fund the lighted exhibit.Moline LightsSummer Coleman enjoys helping family with the self-guided Moline Christmas Tree Lights exhibit at 212 Moline Street in Malvern. She welcomed guests with candy and a Merry Christmas smiles while accepting donations to help fund the lighted tree exhibit.EAST students from Ms. Angela Greene’s class at Wilson Intermediate School in Malvern make a Power-point presentation to the Malvern Parks Committee explaining their community service project about having a Dog Park in Malvern on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at the Malvern Water Works office in the boardroom.Both the Glen Rose 7th grade Lady Beavers and Haskell Harmony Grove 7th grade Lady Cardinals run after a loose ball during their game on Friday, December 20, 2019.The Glen Rose Jr. Beavers fight for a jump ball against a Jr. Cardinal during the Jr. Beavers game with the Haskell Harmony Grove Jr. Cardinals on Friday, December 20, 2019.The new Love’s Travel Stop in Malvern had several customers arrive early in the morning on opening day of business Thursday, December 19, 2019.  See photos on page 8 from the opening day of the new Love’s Travel Stop in Malvern.Magnet Cove senior Alex OrdonezPoyen sophomore Anthony NannemanMagnet Cove senior Bentley GaribayPoyen junior Brandon SanchezPoyen sophomore Colton LowePoyen senior Dustin LangleyMalvern junior Easton WestMalvern senior Jason LambelMalvern senior Dallas LewisGlen Rose senior Gavin ChaneyGlen Rose senior Evan CrowGlen Rose senior Alan LackeyGlen Rose senior Trey McKimGlen Rose senior Colby SteedGlen Rose sophomore Taylor SmithGlen Rose junior Ethan TaylorBismarck sophomore Brett WilliamsBismarck senior James KegleyMalvern junior Jacobe HartGlen Rose junior Wesley LauniusMalvern freshman Cedric SimmonsGlen Rose junior Jace CheathamMalvern sophomore Marquez “Bud” JohnsonGlen Rose junior Andrew WeatherfordGlen Rose junior Ryan FoxMalvern junior Daylan RossMalvern junior Malique RelifordBismarck’s Hannah Collie (14) jumps up to grab a rebound during a recent Lady Lions game.Bismarck’s Collier Robertson (10) shoots the ball during a recent Lions game.Bismarck senior Kadin WalkerBismarck senior Collier RobertsonMalvern sophomore Jabri ArtisMagnet Cove sophomore Jacob HawthornMagnet Cove senior Jake HarmonPoyen senior Juan Conde Pictured, (3) Leona Hogan takes off with ball to start transition offensively with (33) Erica Lea and (12) Star Casey ready to pace the floor against Mena during junior varsity girls basketball action.Pictured, (23) Jacoby Lock brings the ball across half-court to orchestrate the offense for Malvern against Mena during junior varsity boys basketball action.Magnet Cove junior Landon StoneMagnet Cove junior Levi HortonMalvern Lions Club President Bart Herrington stands with Sonia Vinson, Community Education Director with PATH, after she spoke at the Malvern Lions Club meeting on Tuesday, December 17, 2019.Magnet Cove senior Logan WalkerMagnet Cove junior Lucas SmeltzerMagnet Cove senior Tyler HodgesSanta inspects a toy while visiting Malvern during the 11th Annual Christmas Community Meal on Wednesday, December 25, 2019 at First United Methodist Church in Malvern.The Magnet Cove Panthers football team raises their helmets in solidarity after a game during the 2019 season. The Panthers finished the 2019 season with an 11-2 record.Magnet Cove’s Kaitlyn Fletcher dribbles the ball down the court during a recent Lady Panthers game.Magnet Cove Panthers Head Coach Matt Williamson draws up a play during a recent Panthers game.The Henson Benson Foundation donated $2,500 to Harvest of Hope to support the Hot Spring County Food for Kids Backpack program. The Henson Benson Foundation is glad to help fight childhood hunger in this county. The HB Foundation is a non-profit organization established in 2010 by Samuel G. Benson, MD, Ph.D, a visionary physician-scientist and humanitarian whose heritage is a remarkable family from the Hot Spring County region of Arkansas.Malvern’s (1) Tiffany Monk focused to make a big play on the hardwood during recent senior high girls basketball competition at the Leopard Center. Malvern’s (4) Aaron Jones focused to make a big play on the hardwood during recent senior high boys basketball competition at the Leopard Center.Right, (5) Noah Dahlke leans in the air to shoot with (23) Garett Webb and (10) Truston Furr focused during tournament hoops action.Pictured (10) Lizzy Rowton dribbles out the double team during senior high girls tourney hoops action.The Ouachita Lady Warriors finished runners-up in the 2019 Herb Russell Holiday Hoops Tournament hosted at Ouachita High School Gymnasium December 26-28, 2019. Pictured (left), the Ouachita Warriors with head coach Clayton Ray pose with their first place plaque after winning the 2019 Herb Russell Holiday Hoops Tournament in the championship game defeating Woodlawn 50-34 Saturday, December 28, 2019 at the Ouachita High School Gymnasium.Will Tanner, Circulation Clerk at the Malvern/HSC Library is seen setting up a tablet device in the Teen Area Room during the Tech Help Day at the library on Friday, December 27, 2019.

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