Category Archives: Health

You might as well drink what you want!

Consumers are finding out that the artificial sweeteners in diet sodas are unhealthy and cause people to gain weight regardless of zero calories. The diet beverages contain artificial sweeteners such as aspartame,sucralose and acesulfame potassium, according to an article on … Continue reading

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Pink Pumpkin Event

In light of breast cancer awareness month, Spa On Main will be holding Pink Pumpkin event on Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. at 209 E. Main St. The event will be an afternoon of breast health updates as well … Continue reading

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Small businesses invited to meet with Arkansas Blue Cross

Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield is inviting employers with 50 employees or less to attend a meeting Wednesday at the El Dorado Conference Center to discuss the new health care law and how it will affect their businesses. “We … Continue reading

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Guantanamo Bay prisoners subject to inhumane force-feeding

It’s hard to believe that just 90 miles south of Florida, prisoners at the United States Guantanamo Bay are being inhumanely force fed in a process that allows for them to be shackled into restraint chairs while a tube is … Continue reading

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Four-wheeler wreck puts Norphlet man in critical condition

A 44-year-old Norphlet man remains in critical condition at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences after he was discovered unconscious next to his inverted four-wheeler Saturday night at Gas Plant and Hayes City roads. Jerry Womack was traveling with … Continue reading

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Calion man arrested for leaving UPS driver trapped in wreck

Union County investigators arrested on Thursday a 32-year-old Calion man who reportedly left the scene of an accident earlier this week in which the driver of a United Parcel Service truck was trapped behind his wheel, according to UCSO Investigator … Continue reading

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Beebe vetoes 12-week abortion ban, Senate to attempt an override

Gov. Mike Beebe stuck to the same rationale he used to veto last week’s 20-week abortion ban — quickly overridden in the House and Senate — when he vetoed this morning a measure that would ban abortions at 12 weeks. … Continue reading

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House overrides Beebe’s abortion ban veto

In a completely anticipated move, the Arkansas House of Representatives overrode a gubernatorial veto that would have defeated a measure to ban abortions at 20 weeks. The so-called “fetal pain” bill has received huge attention across the state as the … Continue reading

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Abortion ban goes to governor

The Arkansas House of Representatives is forcing Gov. Mike Beebe to put his money where his mouth is when it comes to constitutional worries over a pair of bills that would ban abortions at 20 and 12 weeks, according to … Continue reading

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OEM director found deceased at residence

Union County Coroner Curtis Butterfield confirmed that the Jerry Thomas found deceased at his El Dorado residence this morning by family members was in fact THE Jerry Thomas, former El Dorado Fire Department assistant chief and current director of the … Continue reading

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Milbank employees ratify contract, return to work

Unionized Milbank Manufacturing employees returned to work at 6 a.m. this morning, according to Dale McCoy, an international representative for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Worker of Local Union 2284. Their return marked the end to a five-day long lockout … Continue reading

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Beebe signs guns in church, abortion insurance bills into law

Gov. Mike Beebe has signed into law today a pair of provisions to allow houses of worship to permit guns on the premises and a measure to prohibit the sale of abortion insurance coverage through Arkansas’ health insurance exchange. According … Continue reading

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Beebe: Abortion ban may be unconstitutional

Democratic Gov. Mike Beebe won’t say where he lands on the bill that would prohibit the majority of abortions in the state of Arkansas, but said today initial research by his office shows the measure could be unconstitutional. The full … Continue reading

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Hammer assaults keep EPD on their toes

The El Dorado Police Department has been busy today responding to incidents of aggravated assault at the hands of someone yielding a hammer, according to a pair of reports. Yolanda Ford, 35, of 923 E. Elm, was arrested for allegedly … Continue reading

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Abortion bill moves to full Senate

Flying in the face of the 40-year Roe v. Wade decision, an Arkansas Senate panel OK’d a bill today that would ban abortion at the state level if a fetal heartbeat can be detected. Only two of the eight-member Senate … Continue reading

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