July 12th, 2013
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) â Drought conditions are returning to Arkansas as hot, dry weather settles into the state.
Data released Thursday by the U.S. Drought Monitor shows that 18 percent of the state is now in a moderate drought and more than 75 percent of the state is considered abnormally dry. A week ago, only 13 percent of the state was considered abnormally dry, with the rest of the state reporting no drought conditions at all.
The areas covered in the moderate drought classification include Madison, Newton, Searcy, Johnson, Pope and Van Buren counties in the north.
Mr. Edward Hines, Jr., 47 of Fordyce passed away Monday, July 8, 2013 in Shreveport, La.
Services for LeRome âCocoâ Collins, age 45, of Malvern, Arkansas who passed away Wednesday, July 10, 2013...
Frank Jackson Bailey, 84, of Malvern, passed on Saturday, July 6, 2013.
For the vast majority of Wednesday afternoon, I was in a state of euphoria.
The first, in what I and everyone else hopes will be an annual event) James King Memorial 7-on-7 football tournament was held at Malvern High Schoolâs Claude Mann Stadium.
Despite the oppressive heat, which was a bit overbearing even for this Southern boy, the event was a resounding success.
For the full story, see Friday's Malvern Daily Record
A discussion got started recently here in the Malvern Daily Record office about the success of past football teams like the 2011 Malvern Leopards and the 2012 Glen Rose Beavers.
Both teams ran roughshod over most of their opponents during the regular season and earned a spot in War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock for the state championship game in their respective classifications.
The two teams also had something else in common, and that is they both failed to win the state championship. The big difference is how the two teams lost.
Jimmie Lea Reynolds, age 75, of Hot Springs, passed from this life to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Tuesday, July 9, 2013 in Mercy Hospital in Hot Springs.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) â Weather forecasters say Arkansas is showing signs of a developing drought and the state Forestry Commission is warning of a heightened fire danger.
After ample rainfall in the cooler months, precipitation levels have fallen below normal in recent weeks. The National Weather Service on Tuesday issued an advisory that moisture levels in vegetation have dropped to the point that the danger of wildfires is heightened.
The Forestry Commission lists all of the state except northeast Arkansas at a moderate danger of wildfires.
Lavon âCliffâ Holder, Jr., age 70, of Magnet Cove was surrounded by his loving family as he entered into Godâs kingdom on Monday, July 8, 2013 at Arkansas Hospice in Hot Springs.
Dorothy Ditzig of Benton died peacefully on July 8, 2013 at Saline Memorial Hospice.