Annual Relay for Life kicks off on Friday
The annual Union County Relay For Life will begin at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the John E. Gross Recreation Complex/Victor Nipper Field, 3040 Haynesville Highway in Parkers Chapel and will end at 3 a.m. on Saturday. Twenty-five teams are competing in the relay, and a number of activities are being planned...
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Members of CampFire Group 63 add color to Hugh Goodwin Elementary’s flower beds during their annual flower planting for Earth Day on Tuesday. The group planted an assortment of flowering plants that were donated by Diversified Services Lawn and Garden Center.
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A dance, dinner and auction will be among the festivities as the South Arkansas Community College Foundation hosts An Evening With the Stars, honoring Friends of the College and Distinguished Alumni beginning at 6:30 p.m. on May 2 at the El Dorado Conference Center.“The SouthArk Foundation boa...
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LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A federal judge has rejected a small school district’s request to block an Arkansas Board of Education’s order that dissolves the district into three nearby districts.The Stephens School District had asked U.S. District Judge Susan Hickey to issue a temporary res...
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Family, friends and classmates gathered in the Old City Park Tuesday evening to attend a candlelight vigil in honor of 18-year-old El Dorado High School Senior Shakena Ford. A memorial service for Ford will be held at 4 p.m. today at the Municipal Auditorium, according to the Rev. Arthur Briggs, who...
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Focusing on preventing substance abuse and promoting healthy living in areas s   been making impact on U nion County since 1999, and on Tuesday, the coalition held its Make a Difference…TOUCH a Life Today! Recognition Banquet at the El Dorado Conference Center.Sterling Claypoole, do...
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These dogs are now available for adoption at the Union County Animal Protection Society shelter, 1000 Sunset Road, El Dorado. The shelter is open from noon until 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. For more information, call UCAPS at 862-0502.
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El Dorado Police Chief Billy White, left, pins badges on new police officers at the El Dorado Criminal Justice Center. Officers being pinned include Andrew Kehrees, Jessica Reed, Ebony Beach and Ryan Landers. The new officers were sworn in Tuesday afternoon by Judge George Van Hook.
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Deltic Timber Corp.’s preliminary net income for the first quarter of 2014 was $4.9 million, 39 cents a share, compared to net income of $6.8 million, 53 cents a share, for the first quarter of 2013, according to Ray C. Dillon, president and chief executive officer of Deltic Timber.He said the...
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Developments raise fears that agreement is failing
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s acting president ordered security forces to resume “anti-terror” operations in the country’s east Tuesday after the bodies of two people allegedly abducted by pro-Russia insurgents were found and a military aircraft was reported to be hit...
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U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, left, shakes hands with acting Ukrainian President Oleksandr Turchynov in Kiev, Ukraine, on Tuesday. Biden told Ukrainian political leaders that the United States stands with them against “humiliating threats” and encouraged them to root out corruption as t...
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Picture:  Jose Alvarenga, center, BAMN (By Any Means Necessary) national organizer, and others protest the Supreme...
 Jose Alvarenga, center, BAMN (By Any Means Necessary) national organizer, and others protest the Supreme...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A state’s voters are free to outlaw the use of race as a factor in college admissions, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in a blow to affirmative action that also laid bare tensions among the justices about a continuing need for programs that address racial inequality in...
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OSO, Wash. (AP) — Swooping over a terrain of great sadness and death, President Barack Obama took an aerial tour Tuesday of the place where more than three dozen people perished in a mudslide last month and steeled himself to mourn with those who lost loved ones in the destruction.Evidence of...
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