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Speaker's Circuit, 2-4-18

This article was published February 4, 2018 at 5:00 a.m.

Mike Dumas will be the guest speaker when the El Dorado Rotary Club meets at noon Monday at St. Mary’s Parish Hall.

Dumas, president and CEO of the El Dorado-Union County Chamber of Commerce, has previously served as Union County Judge for 10 years and as mayor of El Dorado for 16 years. He is the chairman of the Ouachita River Commission and serves as church administrator for the First Presbyterian Church and Clerk of the Session. He was the director of Community and Economic Development for the Southwest Arkansas Planning and Development District and, prior to public office, he was News Director for KTVE Television in El Dorado Monroe. He and his wife have one son, David of Vicksburg, Mississippi.

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Shaneil “PJ” Yarbrough will be the guest speaker when the Kiwanis Club meets at noon Wednesday at First Presbyterian Church.

Since March 2017, Yarbrough has been the executive director and administrator of Agape House Children’s Home, Inc., a nonprofit group foster home serving foster children in and around Union County who are unable to live in their homes due to abuse, neglect or other life events.

Yarbrough, affectionately known as “P.J.” (short for Precious Jewel), is a graduate of Southern Arkansas University with a degree in education. With a passion for children, Yarbrough has dedicated nearly 20 years working in several capacities: elementary school teacher, early childhood education advisor, preschool administrator and as the regional coordinator for Arkansas State University Childhood Services for a number of years. She is enthusiastically involved in both community service and ministry, serving alongside her husband, Larry D. Yarbrough, pastor of Changing Lives Ministries Church. She is a volunteer mentor for young girls, speaks to both youth and women’s ministries, and is a highly sought after keynote speaker and presenter for early childhood education conferences.

She and her husband reside in El Dorado with their two sons, Larry D. Jr., “L.J.,” 16 and Lance, 13.

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