Category Archives: Family

Report: Well-being on the rise for Arkansas’ children

An annual report compiled by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, which ranks the well-being of children across the country, listed Arkansas’ minors at no. 42, up from 47 in 2011. Released today, the 2012 Kids County Data Book puts Arkansas … Continue reading

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Huckabee urges Chik-fil-A appreciation

The Jerry Sandusky/Joe Paterno scandal wrapped up this morning leaving the only order of business to the critics on either side spitting nails at the NCAA decision as another controversy continues to heat up surrounding Chik-fil-A owners’ non-support for gay … Continue reading

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Louisiana woman reports husband’s bigamy in Arkansas

Like an incident straight out of a TV drama, a Louisiana woman reported Wednesday that her husband committed bigamy when he illegally married another woman in Arkansas, according to what has to be one of the rarest Union County Sheriff’s … Continue reading

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#teamcorrie takes El Dorado

I’m rarely one to pimp out petitions for prayer, but a figurative littering of online posts and #teamcorrie T-shirts across El Dorado sparked my interest this week and led me to discover the story of Corrie Gross Bechtelheimer, an El … Continue reading

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Showdown at Sunset kicks off Saturday

An annual tradition begins again this weekend with the 2012 reintroduction of Showdown at Sunset at 6 p.m. on Saturday in downtown El Dorado. The free event is hosted by Main Street El Dorado and will continue on the last … Continue reading

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Buffet Palace to take the place of Ryan’s

A representative of Realty Income confirmed today that what was formerly Ryan’s would be replaced with Buffet Palace in September. Ryan’s, at 2740 N. West Ave., closed in March as part of a nationwide shutdown of under-performing restaurants owned and … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s speaker urges caregiver support

During the El Dorado Rotary Club meeting, Beckie Moore, of the Alzheimer’s Association in Little Rock, discussed the impact the disease has on the country. Moore attempted to show the above video but was impeded by technological difficulty. Check out … Continue reading

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CAVEman: Part two

Due to the great discussion we’re having on a previous Between Editions post about the presentation given by Henry Florsheim, El Dorado Chamber of Commerce President and CEO, at the El Dorado Rotary Club on Monday concerning local economic development … Continue reading

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Are you a caveman?

Today at the El Dorado Rotary Club, El Dorado Chamber President and CEO Henry Florsheim touted changes around El Dorado and throughout Union County, including new architecture, road projects and an increase in those working since 2010. Among those he … Continue reading

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Bugs, Bands & Bikes approaches

Despite the drizzling weather set up has begin in downtown El Dorado for the Bugs, Bands & Bikes Festival, scheduled to kick off at 5 p.m. today for two days of crawfish, live music and motorcycles. Registration for events including … Continue reading

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Mayhaw Festival approaches

Only hours away, the 2012 Mayhaw Festival is set to begin this afternoon with bluegrass performances at 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. by Effron White and the Travelin McCourys at the El Dorado Conference Center. On Saturday, the festivities continue … Continue reading

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“If he dies you can be charged with murder.”

An El Dorado man arrested for first-degree domestic battery after he allegedly hit his father in the head with the claw end of a hammer was assigned a $10,000 cash or corporate surety bond in Union County District Court today. … Continue reading

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Kentucky Headhunters to appear

Preparations for the Bugs Bands and Bikes festival are coming along smoothly with an addition that Main Street El Dorado believes will bring in an even greater mass of locals looking for beer, crawfish, bikes and free music. A performance … Continue reading

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Teen birth rates fall nationally

Teen births fell once again in the U.S. with Arkansas ranked third highest for the number of babies born to girls between the ages of 14 and 19, according to a new release from the Centers for Disease Control and … Continue reading

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Women’s health becomes cog in national politics

The national battle waged on abortion has begun encroaching on other areas of women’s health care with movements by several states to severely limit or completely deny federal funding that largely provides for breast cancer screenings, pap smears and birth … Continue reading

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