El Dorado News

July 17, 2018
El Dorado News Times

Russellville eliminates Drillers in tourney

CONWAY - The El Dorado Drillers left the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh inning and fell short to Russellville 10-9 in an elimination game of the Arkansas American Legion Junior State Tournament Saturday at Hendrix College. The Drillers ended their season with a 9-15-1 record.

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Williams gets back on the court

West Side Christian senior-to-be Anna Williams tore her ACL during a volleyball game in September, just a few weeks after committing to play at the University of Central Arkansas. Last week’s UCA Elite Volleyball Camp in Conway was Williams’ first time back on the court since the injury.

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'Singin' in the Rain'

Stars: Above, Brandon Wallace, portraying Cosmo Brown, left, lies on a sofa as Alexander Jeffery, portraying Don Lockwood, and Laura Purvis, portraying Kathy Selden, share a kiss during a scene from “Singin’ in the Rain” at the South Arkansas Arts Center Friday. Below, Laura Purvis portraying the upcoming, strong-willed actress Kathy Selden, center, leads dancers during a scene.

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NEXT 48, 7-16-18

TODAY: Monday, July 16 Finding Nemo will be showing at 8 p.m. today at the MAD Amphitheater. TOMORROW: Tuesday, July 17 Arkansas Animals will be at 2 p.m. tomorrow at the Barton Library. The Summer Reading Program presents Animals that are native to Arkansas with Moro Bay State Park. Business After Hours will be at 5 p.m. tomorrow at Applebee’s, 2133 N. West Ave, El Dorado. Price is $5.

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The family of Peter Francis (Frank) Lake will hold a reception for family and friends on Friday, July 20th, at 2:00 at Tarry House, 3006 Bowman Avenue. A private burial will follow. For those wishing to make a memorial contribution, Environmental Defense Texas in Austin, Texas, The Admiral Nimitz Foundation in Fredericksburg, Texas or the charity of one’s choice. Arrangements by Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home.

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A long-distance journey

Local woman prepares for NYC Marathon

When Sarah Bauldree beat cancer, it was only the beginning of a journey that has taken her somewhere she never expected to be able to go — the New York City Marathon.

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7,000 people fail to meet Arkansas Medicaid work requirement

LITTLE ROCK (AP) — More than 7,000 people on Arkansas' Medicaid expansion didn't meet a requirement that they report at least 80 hours of work in June and face the threat of losing their coverage if they fail to comply sometime before the end of this year, state officials said Friday.

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Lady Wildcats to host team camp

El Dorado will host the Lady Wildcats Basketball Team Camp on Monday and Tuesday at Wildcat Arena. Teams scheduled to participate include Monticello, Beebe, Magnolia, Hot Springs, Warren, Little Rock Christian and Southwood.

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Ramsey claims youth rodeo championship

SHAWNEE, Okla. - Smackover's Hunter Ramsey earned a youth rodeo championship Friday night, winning the bareback bronc riding crown at the 26th annual International Finals Youth Rodeo at the Heart of Oklahoma Exposition Center. The world's richest youth rodeo awarded more than $250,000 in prize money, championship saddles and buckles after the finals performance.

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Historic commission discusses plans for MusicFest XXXI

Plans are starting to take shape for MusicFest XXXI, which is set for October in downtown El Dorado and organizers are exploring ways to grow the “festival” portion of the event, including a possible partnership with the El Dorado Historic District Commission.

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