Hunger Relief Alliance discusses ways to help the food insecure
Picture: Alexis Alexander, executive director of the United Way of Union County, speaks to several representatives who ...
Alexis Alexander, executive director of the United Way of Union County, speaks to several representatives who ...
Of the 41,594 people who live in Union County, 8,800 of them, or 21.2 percent, are food insecure individuals, according to data provided in 2012 to feedingamerica.org.With nearly 9,000 people in Union County searching for a hot meal every day, the need for churches, organizations, food banks, civic...
Category: Local News    Published: Thursday, April 24th, 2014     comments
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El Dorado Police Officer Alec Faulkner, top, draws his weapon and commands the suspects he encountered in the ‘live fire house’ to keep their hands held high during an ‘active shooter’ drill at the EPD shooting range on Tuesday. Officers from the EPD, the Union County Sheriff...
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A hearing regarding the consolidation of the Norphlet School District with the Smackover School District will begin at 10 a.m. on May 8 in the Arkansas Department of Education office in Little Rock at Four Capitol Mall, according to a spokesperson for the Smackover School District.Because the Norphl...
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LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas U.S. Sen. John Boozman is in stable condition and is still recovering from unexpected heart surgery prompted by a tear in his aorta, his office said Wednesday.Boozman, 63, was taken by his wife, Cathy, to Mercy Hospital Northwest Arkansas in Rogers overnight on Tues...
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South Arkansas Community College art student Jane Dixey, left, Kristi McKinney — assistant art teacher and Gage Scott — SouthArk student worker, hang students’ art works in the Murphy Hall of the El Dorado Conference Center on Wednesday. The art works are part of the SouthArk Stude...
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Picture: Angela Dugger, director of development for the Mid-America Science Museum, talks about a peanut fountain that ...
Angela Dugger, director of development for the Mid-America Science Museum, talks about a peanut fountain that ...
For 35 years, the Mid-America Science Museum in Hot Springs has attracted countless families to experience the wonders that their many hands-on exhibits offer. However, to see the museum in its current state, visitors will need to go before August 11. After that, the museum will be closing for a ren...
Category: Local News    Published: Thursday, April 24th, 2014     comments
STRONG — Inclement weather make-up days were scheduled and approved by members of the Strong-Huttig School Board when they met Monday for their regular monthly meeting, according to minutes of the meeting.Board members also granted a petition for a student transfer, approved the 2012-13 legisl...
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The El Dorado Police Department is searching for Demario R. Warren in connection with theft of property (misdemeanor). Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Warren is urged to contact Sgt. Scott Harwell of the El Dorado Police Department at (870) 881-4810 or Crime Stoppers at (870) 863-INFO....
Category: Most Wanted    Published: Thursday, April 24th, 2014     comments
SMACKOVER — New licensed and classified policies and the 2014-15 school calendar were approved by members of the Smackover School Board during a Monday meeting.Members of the board approved purchasing and installing a new telephone system, and officials of Smackover State Bank were thanked for...
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A participant in the El Dorado Chamber of Commerce 2014 Administrative Professionals Appreciation Luncheon places her ticket in a tumbler before the event for a chance to win door prizes and a bracelet and ring valued at $800 donated by Cooks Jewelers. The event, sponsored by El Dorado Chemical Co....
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ACA changes spark effort to cut costs for healthcare
Picture:  In this April 10 photo, Dominion Resources Inc. nuclear power station plant manager Roy Simmons talks ab...
 In this April 10 photo, Dominion Resources Inc. nuclear power station plant manager Roy Simmons talks ab...
That little voice nagging you to put down the cake and lace up the running shoes is increasingly coming from your employer and is likely to grow louder with a looming change under the federal health care overhaul.More companies are starting or expanding wellness programs that aim to reduce their med...
Category: Wire News    Published: Thursday, April 24th, 2014     comments
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Keith Jackson, Allstate Agency Hands in the Community volunteer, right, presents a check for $1,000 for the American Cancer Society and the Union County Relay for Life to Dianne Hammond, center, and Beth Chadwick, representatives of UCRFL and ACS, on Wednesday. This year’s Relay For Life event...
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Authorities ponder when to abandon rescue, begin salvage effort
JINDO, South Korea (AP) — As the 156th body was pulled from waters where the ferry Sewol sank a week ago, relatives of the nearly 150 still missing pressed the government Wednesday to finish the grim task of recovery soon. But the work was reaching a new, more complicated phase, with an offici...
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BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government forces have attacked rebel-held areas with poisonous chlorine gas in recent weeks and months, leaving men, women and children coughing, choking and gasping for breath, according to Associated Press interviews with more than a dozen activists, medics and resident...
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DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s highly publicized goal to recapture police stations and government buildings seized by pro-Russia forces in the east produced little action on the ground Wednesday but ignited foreboding words from Moscow.Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov warned tha...
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Devin Osgood, 9, from Huttig, is one special kind of kid. For his ninth birthday he asked his friends and relatives to donate something to the HOPE Landing Box. Kristi Lowery, president of HOPE Landing, accepted about 500 items in honor of the young man.
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