July 12th, 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 Schoolâ€™s 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 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.