July 10th, 2013
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 â€śCliffâ€ť Holder, Jr., age 70, of Magnet Cove was surrounded by his loving family as he entered into Godâ€™s 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.
On July 5, 2013, Bennie Kelton Phillips, 81, of Malvern, passed away at home, surrounded by his family and their infinite love.
LannieÂ Holt Allen age 93, of Bismarck, died Saturday, July 6, 2013 in Hot Springs.
Richard Benjamin â€śBenâ€ť Phillips, 75, of Rockport, was born in Perla, Arkansas on October 31, 1937, passed away on July 7, 2013.
Wilma Opal Watts Brady, age 91, of Malvern passed away Sunday, July 7, 2013 at HSC Medical Center.
Loye E. â€śTedâ€ť Tedford, 90, of Hot Springs, passed away Sunday, July 7 at the Mercy Hospital.
Mr. Nicholaus B. Null, age 38 of Walnut Shade, MO, died Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at his residence.
Brandon Rennie Turner, age 34, of Donaldson, Arkansas, passed away Wednesday July 3, 2013 in Malvern, Arkansas.