Givens says pre-sales appear comparable to last year
By Tia Lyonstlyons@eldoradonews.comThe final breakdown and tally for MusicFest XXVII are expected to be available soon, and as Mark Givens, executive director of Main Street El Dorado, anxiously awaited the figures on Monday, he opined about what they may reveal.The annual fe...
Category: Local News    Published: Tuesday, October 21st, 2014     comments
Multi-year award will target under-represented students
The U.S. Department of Education has awarded a multi-year, multi-million dollar grant to the Jodie Mahony Center for Gifted Education at University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and the El Dorado Gifted and Talented Program is part of the grant, according to Beth Sullivan, Gifted and Talented coordina...
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Name: La Quita Rainey.Date of Birth: Jan. 5, 1967.Age: 47.How long have you lived in the area you hope to represent? I was born and raised here.Occu-pations: Regis-tered nurse and business owner of Elder House Adult Day Care and Complete Home Care.Family: Father, the Rev. Paul Rainey; siblings, Barb...
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A poll worker readies a voting machine for an early voter as another voter casts votes on Monday for the upcoming Nov. 4 General Election. Early votes may be cast in the Union County Clerk’s Office, and early voting will continue at the UCCO from 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and fro...
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 Perry Franklin uses a blower to remove leaves and pine straw around the picnic tables at the El Dorado/Union County Recreation Complex. Franklin was busy staying ahead of the annual falling of autumn foliage on Monday.
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Picture:  French Hill, left, Republican candidate for Congress in Arkansas’ 2nd District, talks with former ...
 French Hill, left, Republican candidate for Congress in Arkansas’ 2nd District, talks with former ...
LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Thousands of Arkansas residents took advantage of early voting Monday in a closely watched midterm election highlighted by an expensive U.S. Senate race that could determine which party controls the chamber.Nearly 22,000 voters had cast a ballot by late afternoon as Arkansas...
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ATLANTA (AP) — Health officials released new guidelines Monday for how health workers should gear up to treat Ebola patients.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the long-anticipated updates Monday evening. Health workers have been pushing for new standards since two Dallas...
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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton described U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu as one of the Senate’s most bipartisan and effective lawmakers, offering a high-profile campaign boost Monday to the Democratic incumbent ahead of the start of Louisiana’s early voting period.Cl...
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 U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor talks with El Dorado firefighter Jason Evans after he received an endorsement from the El Dorado Professional Fire Fighter’s Local 1074 at the El Dorado Central fire station on Monday.
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Republican governors don’t see ‘Obamacare’ going away
WASHINGTON (AP) — While Republicans in Congress shout, “Repeal Obamacare,” GOP governors in many states have quietly accepted the law’s major Medicaid expansion. Even if their party wins control of the Senate in the upcoming elections, they just don’t see the law going...
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Parties jockeying for early vote in Iowa, FloridaDES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — More than 2.3 million voters have already cast ballots for the November midterm elections, and both Republicans and Democrats are claiming the early voting numbers work to their advantage.Florida continues to dominate ear...
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NEW YORK (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden, who infamously dubbed New York City’s outdated LaGuardia Airport “a third-world country,” joined Gov. Andrew Cuomo at a news conference Monday to tout plans to improve the region’s airports.Biden, the White House’s loudest...
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The Union County Master Gardeners turned to flower bulb salesmen on Saturday in the parking lot of the Barton Library. The group holds the bulb sale annually to share bulbs and knowledge with the public. Bulb planting is done in the fall so that the flowers come up in the spring.
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“The outbreak in Nigeria has been contained. But we must be clear that we only won a battle. The war will only end when West Africa is also declared free of Ebola.”— Rui Gama VazWorld Health Organization director ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Water laced with salt and sugar, and gal...
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Top Shiite cleric lends support to new government
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s top Shiite cleric on Monday gave his support to the new government battling the Islamic State group as militants unleashed a wave of deadly attacks on the country’s majority Shiite community, killing at least 43 people.The blitz by the militants this summer pl...
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Turkey says it is helping Kurdish fighters cross border into SyriaSURUC, Turkey (AP) — Turkey said it was helping Iraqi Kurdish fighters cross into Syria to support their brethren fighting Islamic State militants in a key border town, although activists inside embattled Kobani said no forces h...
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 Curt Dees, center, of Norphlet is presented a plaque from the Norphlet football program for 32 years of keeping statistics for the football games. He only missed two games during 32 years, and he also kept the football field in perfect condition. Participating in the presentation were Dennis S...
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DALLAS (AP) — The woman who checked Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan’s vitals before calling him an ambulance beamed with pride Monday as she sent her children off to school for the first time in three weeks, with clearance from health officials tucked into their backpacks.A letter dated...
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GARY, Ind. (AP) — Police investigating the slayings of seven northwestern Indiana women whose bodies were found over the weekend said Monday they believe it is the work of a serial killer, and that the suspect has indicated there could be more victims going back 20 years.The Lake County prosec...
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Picture:  A Pennsylvania State Trooper patrols along a closed section of Lower Swiftwater Road on Saturday during ...
 A Pennsylvania State Trooper patrols along a closed section of Lower Swiftwater Road on Saturday during ...
By the Associated PressPolice shifted their search and a northeastern Pennsylvania school district tightened security Monday after the suspect in a deadly police ambush was believed to have been spotted near one of its campuses.A woman out for a walk Friday night saw a rifle-toting man with a mud-co...
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 State Rep. Matthew Shepherd, left and Renee Dycus, Southwest Arkansas Planning and Development District, Inc. executive director, right, present checks to Dr. Barbara Jones, president of South Arkansas Community College, and El Dorado Police Chief Billy White. SouthArk will use its $50,000 for...
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It was a record-setting day Saturday in Ruston as Louisiana Tech downed Texas-San Antonio 27-20 in Conference USA action. Tech's Kenneth Dixon rushed  a career-high 28 times or 121 yards and a touchdown.The junior from Strong is now the all-time LA Tech leader in total 100-yard rushing games wi...
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