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Beckett McCloy, a student at First Baptist Church’s Child Learning Center, says the blessing before he and classmates partake in the First Baptist Church Child Learning Center’s Thanksgiving feast in the school’s fellowship hall. After learning about the first Thanksgiving dinner b...
Category: Local News    Published: Thursday, November 27th, 2014     comments
Q: Our neighbor's son just underwent a procedure for an undescended testicle. He's only 10 months old. That seems like a lot to put him through. Was that really necessary? -- Talia P., Sacramento, CaliforniaA: Your neighbor is smart to have this done -- and to do it now. True, 99 percent of the time...
Category: Wire News    Published: Thursday, November 27th, 2014     comments
Local officials, residents count their blessings
Thanksgiving is a time that provides friends and families with the opportunity to gather over a belt-busting meal and share what they are most thankful for in their lives. That graciousness can extend from the miraculous blessings we receive from God to the little blessings that add up every day. No...
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Two El Dorado women — sisters — face several felony charges stemming from an incident in which they allegedly ran over one of the women’s boyfriend twice with a vehicle and attacked him with a large knife, according to an El Dorado police report. Ramona R. Martin, 23, and Ashley N....
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An El Dorado man died Nov. 19 from injuries he sustained after a one-vehicle accident that occurred Nov. 18, on Mount Zion Road in Lawson.After 5 p.m. on Nov. 18, Union County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the location, where they discovered a blue 2004 model Ford Expedition had collid...
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The Medical Center of South Arkansas has announced that the Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Center and the Outpatient Therapy Center will relocate next year to a newly designed space in the Grove Medical Complex, 620 W. Grove, on the Medical Center of South Arkansas main campus.“The relocat...
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Four men, including two from El Dorado, have been sentenced to federal prison terms as a result of unrelated drug cases in the South Arkansas area.U.S. District Court Judge Susan O. Hickey handed down the sentences last week in Federal Court in El Dorado.Sentenced were:• Marcus Wayne, aka &ldqu...
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 Krystal WhiteCloud, a Choctaw-Cherokee-Blackfoot Indian and member of the United Lumbee Nation, reads ‘Giving Thanks - A Native American Good Morning Message’ by Chief Jake Swamp to eager listeners during ‘Story Time’ in the children’s library at Barton Library on...
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Picture: Travel troubles: Thanksgiving holiday travelers make their way to departing trains at Penn Station, Wednesday,...
Travel troubles: Thanksgiving holiday travelers make their way to departing trains at Penn Station, Wednesday,...
MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — A sloppy mix of rain and snow rolled into the Northeast on Wednesday just as millions of Americans began the big Thanksgiving getaway, grounding hundreds of flights and turning highways hazardous along the congested Washington-to-Boston corridor.By early afternoon, more th...
Category: Wire News    Published: Thursday, November 27th, 2014     comments
Picture: Turkey pardon: President Barack Obama, with daughters Sasha, second from right, and Malia, right, reaches out ...
Turkey pardon: President Barack Obama, with daughters Sasha, second from right, and Malia, right, reaches out ...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has issued an executive action that some of his Republican opponents may be hard-pressed to disagree with — sparing Thanksgiving turkeys from the dinner table.In the spirit of the holiday, Obama on Wednesday took “action fully within my lega...
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WASHINGTON (AP) — There’s no free lunch — or breakfast or dinner — for President Barack Obama on Thanksgiving Day. Or any other day for that matter.He has to dig into his pocket to pay for his holiday feast of turkey, ham, two kinds of stuffing, sweet and regular potatoes, an...
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Picture:  Missouri National Guardsmen stand watch outside a Walgreens store, Wednesday, in Ferguson, Mo. Missouri&...
 Missouri National Guardsmen stand watch outside a Walgreens store, Wednesday, in Ferguson, Mo. Missouri&...
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Several people protesting the Ferguson grand jury decision stormed into City Hall in St. Louis on Wednesday, leading police to lock down the building and to call in more than a hundred additional officers.At least two people were arrested after the incident, in which the p...
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Picture:  St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch announces the grand jury's decision not to indict Ferguson ...
 St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch announces the grand jury's decision not to indict Ferguson ...
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — He criticized the media. He talked about witness testimony that didn’t match physical evidence. And he did it at night, as a city already on edge waited to learn if a grand jury would indict a white Ferguson police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed black 18...
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TRIPOLI, Lebanon (AP) — Jamal Hayak is finally fixing up his restaurant, damaged a month ago in clashes between the army and militants in this northern Lebanese city. But he has little doubt violence will erupt again, and he says he fears next time it will be Islamic State group fighters battl...
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YAZD, Iran (AP) — More than a thousand people trekked across Iran this past week to visit a shrine in this ancient Persian city, a pilgrimage like many others in the Islamic Republic — until you notice men there wearing yarmulkes.Iran, a home for Jews for more than 3,000 years, has the M...
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Hong Kong police arrest student leadersHONG KONG (AP) — Police arrested key student leaders of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests on Wednesday as they cleared barricades in one volatile district, throwing into doubt the future of a 2-month-old movement seeking free elections in the forme...
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Peter Zargari, El Dorado Civitan Club president, presents a check in the amount of $500 to Vicki Pepper, coordinator of the Operation Christmas Child South Arkansas Area team. This year the team collected over 50,000 shoeboxes filled with gifts for needy children throughout the world.
Category: Stand Alone Photo    Published: Thursday, November 27th, 2014     comments
CHICAGO (AP) — The Obama administration will promote health insurance coverage at shopping malls starting on Black Friday and continuing through the busiest shopping days of the holiday season, officials announced Wednesday. They said more than 462,000 people selected a private insurance plan...
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