January 2020 Photos

Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson spoke at the Hot Spring County Conversations unveiling of its 10-year strategic plan on Tuesday, August 21, 2019, at College of the Ouachitas in Malvern. LEOPARD BASKETBALL: Malvern Leopards basketball head coach Jess Martin with assistant coaches Nick Brumfield and John Strange provides important game strategy during a timeout from hoop action. The Leopards went unbeaten during senior high boys basketball competition in the Lonoke Tournament December 27-30, 2019. Malvern improves to 10-1 overall and rolling on a nine-game winning streak.Senior Noah Dahlke cut down the net for the final time as a Ouachita Warrior following the Warriors championship victory against Woodlawn 50-34 Saturday, December 28, 2019. The Warriors won the 2019 Herb Russell Holiday Hoops Tournament for the second consecutive year hosted at the Ouachita High School Gymnasium.Senior Nathanael Sandage cut down the net for the final time as a Ouachita Warrior following the Warriors championship victory against Woodlawn 50-34 Saturday, December 28, 2019. The Warriors won the 2019 Herb Russell Holiday Hoops Tournament for the second consecutive year hosted at the Ouachita High School Gymnasium.Magnet Cove’s Andy Parker dribbles the ball down the court during a recent Panthers game.Ricky Shipp, of Traskwood graduated from Hot Spring County Drug Court on Tuesday, December 31, 2019. He graduated with a clean and sober date of February 5, 2018 (1 year, 10 months, 26 days). Shipp (right) is pictured above with the Seventh Judicial Circuit Judge Chris E Williams.Glen Rose’s Kamryn Raper gets past the Jessieville Lady Lions defense to go in for a basket during the Lady Beavers game with the Lady Lions in round one of the 2nd Annual Larry Ray Tournanment hosted at Jessieville High School December 28-31, 2019.Glen Rose’s Brendan Hill (11) makes a move around an England Lions player to drive to the basket during the Beavers game with the Lions in the finals of the 2nd Annual Larry Ray Memorial Tournament hosted at Jessieville High School December 28-31, 2019.Glen Rose’s Brayden Lyons goes in for the slam dunk during the Beavers game with the England Lions in the finals of the 2nd Annual Larry Ray Touranment hosted at Jessieville High School December 28-31, 2019.Hot Spring County Judge Dennis Thornton stands at the junction of Country Club Road and Highway 9 where the roadway has been overlaid with PressurePave Sealant Material and Modified Aggregate Quick Set system. Country Club Road to its junction with Mulligan is the first road in Hot Spring County where this new technology has been used. Bismarck’s Grady Howell tries to get past an England defender during the Lions game with England in round one of the 2nd Annual Larry Ray Memorial Tournament hosted at Jessieville High School December, 28-31, 2019.Bismarck’s Kady Pleasants pulls to shoot the ball during the Lady Lions game with Bigelow in round one of the 2nd Annual Larry Ray Memorial Tournament hosted at Jessieville High School December, 28-31, 2019.Malvern Area Kiwanis Vice President Tammy Denham (middle) gives Star Casey (left) and Tyra McMahan a Certificate of Appreciation after they spoke to the Malvern Area Kiwanis Club on Thursday, January 2, 2020. Casey and McMahan spoke about attending Key Leader in November of 2019.County Judge Dennis Thornton (left) watches as HSC West End Road Foreman Mike Anderson (right) makes sure the county’s asphalt zipper properly grinds the chip seal on Ashley Road as the county works to recondition the road. LADY LEOPARDS TOURNEY HOOPS: Malvern Lady Leopards  basketball head coach Cleveland Gordon provides a pep talk on the court to the team during a timeout from a recent game at the Leopard Center. The Lady Leopards finished 1-2 during senior high girls basketball action in the 2019 Goldfish Classic in Lonoke December 27-30, 2019 over the Christmas holiday break.Lifelong Hot Spring County resident, Stephanie Collie is set to open her new business, Malvern Mercantile, on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 with a ribbon cutting at 10 a.m. at 311/315 South Main Street in Malvern. Malvern Mercantile will include a florist, bakery, bistro, gifts, apparel, and event center.Glen Rose’s Love Doddridge looks to pass the ball during the Lady Beavers game with the Central Arkansas Christian Lady Mustangs on Friday, January 3, 2020 in 3A-5 conference play.Magnet Cove’s Emma Golden (10) plays tight defense against Bismarck’s Hannah Collie (14) during the Lady Panthers and Lady Lions game on Friday, January 3, 2020 at Holt Gymnasium.Magnet Cove’s Levi Horton (22) tries to shoot the ball over Bismarck’s Logan Bubulka (23) during the Panthers and Lions game on Friday, January 3, 2020 at Holt Gymnasium in Bismarck.Evin Ashcraft, sophomore at Magnet Cove High School, is the Malvern Daily Record’s Athlete of the Week for his efforts in the Panthers a 48-46 win against Hot Spring County rival the Bismarck Lions on Friday, January 3, 2020. Ashcraft was able to score in pivotal moments to give the Panthers a win. He was able to beat the buzzer in the third quarter to give the Panthers the lead going into the fourth. BabyCake Cakes bakery owners Adriana (Drina) and Brad Saling with helpers Aeila Saling, Bryana Saling and Brad Saling Jr. opened for business Thursday, January 2, 2020. The bakery is located at 230 S Main Street in downtown Malvern.The Malvern/Hot Spring County Chamber of Commerce held a Ribbon Cutting to welcome Big Catch Sporting Goods as a member of the Chamber on Friday, January 3, 2020. Big Catch Sporting Goods is located at 221 S. Main Street in downtown Malvern.Malvern 7th grade Cubs head Coach Kendrick Smith tries to rally the 7th grade Cubs during a timeout in their game with the Arkadelphia 7th grade Badgers on Monday, January 6, 2020 at the Leopard Center.Members of the Malvern 8th grade Cubs run to get on defense during a fast break by the Arkadelphia 8th grade Badgers during their game on Monday, January 6, 2020 at the Leopard Center.Malvern’s Cedric Simmons (3) jumps for the ball during tipoff of the Cubs game against Arkadelphia at the Leopard Center on Monday, January 6, 2020.Poyen’s Payton Anderson (11), Gracen Murphy (1), and Kyla Puckett (00) set up on defense against Magnet Cove’s Karsen Davis (12), Jamie Kelley (24), and Zoee Ragnow (22) during the Lady Indians and Lady Panthers 2A-5 rivalry game on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at the Magnet Cove Arena. The Lady Indians escaped the Lady Panthers, 36-32.Magnet Cove’s Karsen Davis goes down the court on a fast break during the Lady Panthers and Lady Indians game at the Magnet Cove Arena on Tuesday, January 7, 2020.Magnet Cove’s Andy Parker (23) shoots a jumper against Poyen’s Lance Austin (2), Brandon Sanchez (3), and Jaxson Carter (1) during the Panthers rivalry game against the Indians in Magnet Cove on Tuesday, January 7, 2019.Rodney Allen, Brenda Keisler, Ruben Keisler, and Tony Jenkins visit during the Malvern Mercantile Ribbon Cutting and Open House on Tuesday, January 7, 2020.Guests prepare to line up for the ribbon cutting ceremony at Malvern Mercantile on Tuesday, January 7, 2020.Stephanie Collie (left), owner of Malvern Mercantile visits with Danielle Chenault, and Jennifer Eubanks with the Malvern/Hot Spring County Chamber of Commerce during the Malvern Mercantile Ribbon Cutting and Open House on Tuesday, January 7, 2020.Stephanie Collie (Center), owner of Malvern Mercantile visits with other downtown merchants and guests during the Malvern Mercantile Ribbon Cutting and Open House on Tuesday, January 7, 2020.Gerald Hatley, Assistant Superintendent and Liaison and Transportation Director of Malvern School District is reaching out to help homeless youth and families in the community through the McKinney-Vento Homeless Act.Bismarck’s Dawson King (14) goes up for a shot against the Magnet Cove Panthers during a recent game. The Lions defeated the Fouke Panthers 53-40 on Tuesday, January 7, 2020.The old Fred’s building located at 110 N Main Street in Malvern was agreed by the Malvern City Council to purchase the property during its monthly meeting in December 2019.RIVALRY HOOPS ON THE HARDWOOD: Malvern’s (10) Viktoria Jergenson drives strong on the baseline to shoot a jumper against the Arkadelphia Lady Badgers’ defense during Tuesday, January 7, 2020 7-4A Conference rivalry game in senior high girls basketball action at Arkadelphia High School Gymnasium. Jergenson led scoring with 14 points in Malvern’s victory against Arkadelphia 39-37.Ouachita’s (33) Linsey Sirratt squares up in the corner to shoot a jumper near the baseline during senior high girls basketball action at Ouachita High School Gymnasium.LEOPARDS VS. BADGERS RIVALRY SHOWDOWN HOOPS: Malvern’s (15) Carter Martin goes sky-high to score a basket slowly off the glass with Arkadelphia’s (2) Ryan Harris looking on during senior boys basketball action Tuesday, January 7, 2020 for 7-4A Conference play at Arkadelphia High School Gymnasium.LEOPARDS VS. BADGERS SHOWDOWN HOOPS     RIVALRY: Malvern’s (34) Tayshaun Traylor goes strong to deflect Arkadelphia’s (2) Ryan Harris attempting to score with (0) Dallas Lewis and (23) Courtlon Crow seen focused on the action during Tuesday, January 7, 2020 rivalry 7-4A Conference match-up in Arkadelphia for senior high boys basketball competition.PRODUCTIVE PLAY TO THE BASKET: Malvern’s (1) Tyler Francis soars to the basket for the dandy layup to score against the Bauxite Crushers during ninth grade boys junior high basketball action Thursday January 9, 2020 at the Leopard Center.A Magnet Cove Jr. Panther tries to block a Glen Rose Jr. Beaver’s shot during the Jr. Panthers and Jr. Beavers game at the Glen Rose Arena on Thursday, January 9, 2020.Glen Rose’s Sidney Robbins shoots a layup while Magnet Cove’s Riley Green goes for a block during the Lady Beavers and Lady Panthers game on Thursday, January 9, 2020 at the Glen Rose Arena.Magnet Cove’s Owen Tillery (11) shoots from behind the arc over Glen Rose’s Andrew Fletcher (12) while Glen Rose’s Brendan Hill (11) and Deshaun Jacobs (4) and Magnet Cove’s Jace Beckwith (32) watch during the Panthers game at the Beavers on Thursday, January 9, 2020 at the Glen Rose Arena.Malvern’s Viktoria Jergenson pulls the jumper at the free throw line during the Lady Leopards game with the Bauxite Lady Miners on Friday, January 10, 2020 at Dawson Gymnasium.Malvern’s Dallas Lewis powers his way past a Bauxite defender during the Leopards game at Dawson Gymnasium against the Bauxite Miners on Friday, January 10, 2020.Bismarck’s Natalie Metcalf directs the Jr. Lady Lions on which way to go during their game with Mount Ida on Saturday, January 11, 2020 in the Bismarck Jr. High Invitational Tournament at Holt Gymnasium.The Bismarck Jr. Lady Lions pose with their Bismarck Invitational Championship plaque after defeating Mount Ida in the invitational championship game, 27-16, on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at Holt Gymnasium.The Bismarck Jr. Lions pose for a picture with their Runners-up plaque after fall short to Dierks in the Bismarck Jr. High Invitational tournament on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at Holt GymnasiumPictured, construction workers of RedStone Construction Group paving the streets at McHenry/Harper streets Thursday, January 9, 2020 in Malvern.HUSTLING FOR THE POSSESSION: Jr. Lady Beavers (4) Sidney Riggan reaches aggressively for the ball with (1) Ashley Stafford to secure possession against a host of Jacksonville Lighthouse Jr. Lady Wolves during junior high girls basketball action Friday, January 10, 2020 at the Glen Rose Sports Arena. The Jr. Lady Beavers defeated Jacksonville Lighthouse, 37-3.Glen Rose (3) Ahmad Holmes showcases athletic ability for tough defense to deflect a Jacksonville Lighthouse Wolf from scoring around the baseline during the Beavers 54-53 victory Friday, January 10, 2020 for senior high boys basketball action in 3A-5 Conference play at the Glen Rose Sports Arena.Malvern’s Cedric Simmons scrambles during a play during the 2019 football season for the Malvern Leopards. Simmons was named to the Arkansas Democrat Gazette’s All Arkansas Preps Team for his performance for the Leopards this past season.KEY PENETRATION: Glen Rose’s (25) Kamryn Raper drives hard towards the lane to score a basket against the Jacksonville Lighthouse Lady Wolves defense during the Lady Beavers 55-24 victory Friday, January 10, 2020 for  senior high girls basketball action at the Glen Rose Sports Arena.PRODUCTIVE DEFENSE ON THE HARDWOOD: Ouachita (11) Kinzy Pasley and (44) Gabrielle Buras maintain productive play defensively during recent basketball action for senior high girls competition.Rev. Henry Mitchell speaks to patrons at the 25th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Association Prayer Breakfast on Saturday, January 11, 2020. Mitchell was the keynote speaker at the breakfast and spoke on this year’s theme “Stand Up and Speak Out”.Malvern’s Ethan Martin sets up on defense during the 8th grade Cubs game against the Jessieville 8th grade Lions on Monday, January 13, 2020 at the Leopard Center.Malvern’s Dy’Sire Jones tries to dribble past two Jessieville Jr. Lady Lions defenders during the Jr. Lady Cubs and Jr. Lady Lions game on Monday, January 13, 2020 at the Leopard Center.Malvern’s Jonathan Robinson shoots a jumper over a Jessieville Lion defender during the 9th grade Cubs game with the 9th grade Lions on Monday, January 13, 2020 at the Leopard Center.Circuit Judge Chris E Williams (second from left) posses with pastors James N. McCollum, Bruce Bennett, and Jimmy Bobo at the annual Hot Spring County Drug Court Christmas party held on Thursday, December 19, 2019.Gifts were hand delivered to everyone at the annual Hot Spring County Drug Court Christmas party held on Thursday, December 19, 2019.Circuit Judge Chris E Williams watches as volunteers begin delivering gifts to attendees at the annual Hot Spring County Drug Court Christmas party held on Thursday, December 19, 2019.Circuit Judge Chris E Williams (center) visits with a family  at the annual Hot Spring County Drug Court Christmas party held on Thursday, December 19, 2019.The Magnet Cove 7th grade Panthers run to stop a fast break by the England 7th grade Lions during their game on Tuesday, January 14, 2020. The Panthers were able to get the win 30-18 after two halves. The Panthers led 19-6 at the half and added another 11 points in the second half. The Panthers and Lions also played a 6-minute sub-in quarter where the Panthers went 4-0.A Magnet Cove Jr. Lady Panther dribbles around the England Jr. Lady Lions defense during the Jr. Lady Panthers and Jr. Lady Lions game on Monday, January 14, 2020.Magnet Cove’s Jamie Kelley (24) drives to the basket against an England Lady Lion during the Lady Panthers and Lady Lions game on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at the Magnet Cove Arena.Magnet Cove’s Jace Beckwith fights for a rebound with an England Lion during the Panthers and Lions game on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at the Magnet Cove Arena.Pictured, citizens from the community stand with bowed heads and closed eyes during the city-wide prayer service held Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at Victory Praise and Worship Church located at 404 N. Banks Street in Malvern.Arkansas’ 7th Judicial District Circuit Judge Chris Williams has entered his fourth and final term. Williams presides over Circuit Court in Hot Spring and Grant counties.Morgan Lee, graduate of Malvern High School and current student at Henderson State University, spoke to the Malvern Area Kiwanis during their weekly meeting on Thursday, January 16, 2020. Lee spoke about her recent trip to China with 19 fellow students from HSU to participate in the 2nd Annual Henderson-Hebei Art Music Festival. Lee spoke about her trip and answered questions from Kiwanians about her experience in China.TEAM PRESSURE IN TRANSITION: Ouachita Lady Warriors (11) Kinzy Pasley, (10) Lizzy Rowton, (15) Maegan Schweitzer all hustles productively to pressure the Mineral Springs Lady Hornets transition execution with (13) Aileen Ables trailing behind during senior high girls basketball action Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at Ouachita High School Gymnasium.PERFECT STRIDE: Ouachita (23) Garett Webb paces alongside productive defensively to disrupt a Mineral Spring Hornet dribbling from the backcourt during senior high boys basketball action Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at Ouachita High School Gymnasium.Zoee Rednour, junior at Magnet Cove High School, is the Malvern Daily Record’s Athlete of the Week for her performance in the Lady Panthers game against England on Tuesday, January 14, 2020. Rednour led the Lady Panthers in scoring with 16 points. Rednour had four points in the first quarter, two points in the second quarter, five points, including one three-pointer, in the third and five points in the fourth to help lead the Lady Panthers to a 46-32 win over England. Bismarck Lady Lions head coach Brett Barber talks with the Lady Lions during a timeout in their game with Smackover on January 17, 2020 at Holt Gymnasium.Members of the Bismarck basketball team cheer for the Lions during their game with Smackover on January 17, 2020 at Holt Gymnasium.Bismarck fans get up on their feet after a three-point shot by the Bismarck Lions during their game with Smackover on January 17, 2020 at Holt Gymnasium.Bismarck’s Collier Robertson (10) tries to inbound the ball to Logan Bubulka (23) during the Lions game with the Smackover Buckaroos on Friday, January 17, 2020 at Holt Gymnasium.Master of Ceremonies Nicole HughesMINISTRY IN PRAISE: The First Baptist Vine Youth Praise Dancers of First Baptist Church on Vine Street in Malvern provided a spiritual uplifting performance of praise during the 26th Annual Gospel Fest Program presented by Malvern Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Association held Sunday, January 19, 2020 at First Missionary Baptist Church Rockport.The MLK Gospel Fest Community Choir with featured soloist Phillip NoelMLK Gospel Fest Community Choir Director Rev. Demond Newburn and drummer Elliott Artis.Changing Lives Ministry Praise Dancers City of Malvern Mayor Brenda Weldon spoke the Malvern Lions Club on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 about up dates in the City of Malvern. MLK PARADE GRAND MARSHAL: Malvern Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Association’s annual MLK Parade Grand Marshal Samuel L. Vance II, Chief Mortician and Funeral Director in Charge of Samuel L. Vance and Sons Funeral Directors, waves to citizens during the annual parade on Monday, January 20, 2020 in downtown Malvern.Bismarck’s Lauren Ventress goes up for a shot over a Smackover Jr. Lady Buckaroo during their game on Friday, January 17, 2020 at Holt Gymnasium.Bismarck’s Kalem Rorie (23) and Ian Smith (11) bring the ball down the court during their game with the Smackover Jr. Buckaroos on Friday, January 17, 2020 at Holt Gymnasium.The Malvern/Hot Spring County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting to welcome Love's Travel Stop in Malvern located on 6717 Highway 171 at exit 97 Tuesday, January 14, 2020. In honor of the grand opening, RC Penfield, General Manager of Love's Travel Stop in Malvern presented a  donation of $2,000 to the Malvern/Hot Spring County Boys and Girls Club on behalf of Love's Travel Stops.MLK Community Choir sing a selection to guests at The Great Gathering at First Presbyterian Church in Malvern on Monday, January 20.Mary Evelyn Lawrence, Baptist Health Medical Center-Hot Spring County Auxiliary of Volunteers Pink Lady in Malvern.The keynote speaker for the 2020 Malvern Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Association’s 26th Annual Celebration Banquet was Stacey McAdoo. McAdoo was the 2019 Arkansas Teacher of the Year. McAdoo also had her husband, Leron McAdoo, speak during the Celebration Banquet.Malvern’s Dakovon Blackmon waits for an inbound pass during the Leopards game with the Hope Bobcats on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at the Leopard Center. Blackmon had another record night scoring 51 total points against the Bobcats.Malvern’s Aaron Jones dribbles past a Hope Bobcat defender to drive to the basket during the Leopards and Bobcats game on Tuesday, January 21, 2020.Malvern’s Jacobe Hart was seen in the Malvern student section with his dinosaur head prop cheering on the Leopards during their home game against the Hope Bobcats at the Leopard Center on Tuesday, January 21, 2020.Ron Latina sings a solo during the MLK Gospel Fest at First Baptist Church RockportAlvin Murdock, President of the Malvern Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Association with Rev. Courtney Bacon-Latina of First Presbyterian Church presented Elder James Sanders of West End Church of God in Christ a plaque of appreciation as the speaker at The Great Gathering Martin Luther King Jr. Worship Service Monday, January 20, 2020 at First Presbyterian Church in Malvern. This year’s theme: “Stand Up and Speak Out”Several citizens from the community enjoyed the annual MLK Parade Monday, January 20, 2020 in downtown Malvern. Rev. Rick Newburn and Rev. Roderick L. McCollum sing with the congregation “Lift Every Voice and Sing” during the MLK Memorial Service at Greater New Hope Baptist Church in Malvern.Ms. Claudine James, English Teacher at Malvern Middle School introduces students in the Malvern School District who entered the MLK Visual Essay Contest to the congregation at Greater New Hope Baptist Church during the MLK Memorial Service Monday, January 20, 2020.Ms. Claudine James presents winners of the MLK Visual Essay Contest during the MLK Memorial Service at Greater New Hope Baptist Church in Malvern.

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