Category Archives: By Michael Orrell

CHICAGO opens at art center

Brought to life by the South Arkansas Art Center, CHICAGO opened last night for the public with murder, sex, corruption and “all that jazz.” The musical runs each night at 7:30 p.m. through July 22, with the exception of July … Continue reading

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Conference Center opening draws large crowd

The opening of the El Dorado Conference Center Friday garnered a large crowd, all vying for the chance to tour the new 50,000 square-foot facility. Photos by Michael Orrell.

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Inner beauty

While searching the new multi-purpose El Dorado Conference Center for a photo opportunity today, my eyes were drawn to the mixture of beauty of the modern, industrial, and green architectural design that is used in its atrium. Although not completely … Continue reading

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And They are off

Dalton Walthall practices his starts before the HealthWorks International Invitational Swim Meet that was held Saturday, October 16 at HealthWorks Fitness Center’s pool. Teams from Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas and Germany competed for individual and team awards. The HealthWorks … Continue reading

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He said, She said

Democratic Congressman Mike Ross and Republican Beth Anne Rankin, candidates for U.S., Congress, Fourth District, and Democrat Ken Bridges and Republican Matthew Shepherd vying for District 6 State Representative, squared off before an enthusiastic audience during a candidate forum that … Continue reading

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2010 MusicFest Saturday

Greg Withrow, with El Dorado Chemical Company, gives the Culver family a plaque inducting Major Ronald Wayne Culver into the MusicFest Hall of Fame. Culver, who died earlier this year while serving his country in Iraq, was a long time … Continue reading

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MusicFest 2010 Friday night

MusicFest 2010 started off with a bang this year with Uncle Kracker headlining the main stage on Friday night. Check out other photos of Uncle Kracker, Jonathan Tyler and Northern Lights, Go-Fast, Trey Hawkins Band and L-Boogie by clicking on … Continue reading

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Governor Mike Beebe visits new high school

Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe toured the new El Dorado High School campus, currently being built on Timberlane Drive, during a stop in El Dorado on Thursday.

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Wildcats Practice on Turf

Under the watchful eye of head coach Scott Reed, #4 Wendall Thompson uses his velcro hands to make a great catch as the El Dorado Wildcats practiced for the first time on the new artificial turf at Memorial Stadium. The … Continue reading

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Getting closer

A view from the visitors side of Memorial Stadium of the workers installing the new artificial turf. The turf, funded by private donations and installed by Athletic SurfacePlus, is on schedule to be used on Friday, September 3, at Memorial … Continue reading

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One stitch at a time

Roy Rogers, with cowboy hat, uses a sewing machine to sew two pieces of artificial turf together, as Denny McGann keeps an eye on the stitch underneath the turf. The workers were installing the new artificial turf at Memorial Stadium … Continue reading

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Awaiting for Turf

The final layer of rock base is packed and ready for the new artificial turf that will be installed at Memorial Stadium in El Dorado, Arkansas. The stadium is getting an all around upgrade with the new turf, a new … Continue reading

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Lighting up the sky

Lightning streaks across the sky as a thunderstorm approaches El Dorado on Sunday night. The storm brought much need rain for the area and slightly cooler temperatures to give a little relief from the high temperatures that we have had … Continue reading

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2010 Chesley Pruet Memorial Junior Golf Tournament

The Chesley Pruet Memorial Benefit Golf Tournament got underway today Friday, August 13 with the Junior Tournament. The Junior tournament is unique in that only golfers 18 years or younger are allowed to play in the two person scramble. On … Continue reading

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2010 M*A*S*H B*A*S*H

A restored US Army Jeep sits next to a tent with cots in front of Medical Center of South Arkansas. The artifacts were used as props for the 2010 M*A*S*H B*A*S*H blood drive held by LifeShare Blood Centers on Friday … Continue reading

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