El Dorado News

February 20, 2018
El Dorado News Times


A walk through the past

History: James Baine, center, talks with Elton Garris while touring First Baptist Church in downtown El Dorado. The two attended the Union County Genealogical Society’s lecture on the history of the church Sunday.

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Local Digest, 2-13-18

Debutante Association to hold meeting today The Debutante Association will host a meeting at 5:30 p.m. today at Ife’s Restaurant, 2420 Junction City Road, El Dorado. All participants must attend, and parents or guardians must accompany the debutante or gentleman to the meeting, which will include information on upcoming events and the gala event in March. Young’s Funeral Home to be a drop-off site for Food Pantry Young’s Funeral Home is opening its doors to be a drop-off site for the Food Pantry. Those with items to donate may drop them off at the funeral home between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The funeral home will accept donations through March.

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Next 48, 2-13-18

TODAY: Tuesday, Feb. 13 South Arkansas Community College will continue its African American Heritage Week celebration with the African-American Read-In at 12:15 p.m. at the El Dorado Conference Center. The Parkers Chapel School Board’s rescheduled meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. today in the technology building. TOMORROW: Wednesday, Feb. 14 Children’s Storytime will be held at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at the Barton Library. The El Dorado-Union County Chamber of Commerce will host the Economic Outlook Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. tomorrow at the Griffin Music Hall.

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Medicaid plan's fate uncertain as Arkansas lawmakers convene

LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas' governor and legislative leaders hope to stay focused on the next state budget when they convene this week, but uncertainty looms about whether there will be enough support to keep the state's hybrid Medicaid expansion alive for another year.

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City council reverses decision to join opioid lawsuit

As a former law enforcement officer and director of the 13th Judicial Drug Task Force, El Dorado Alderman Mike Rice remembers the crestfallen look that overtook the faces of parents when he had the unfortunate task of interviewing them after their child had died of a drug overdose.

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Milestone Birthday

Milestone birthday: Naomi Jones celebrated her 90th birthday with a party at JJ's Barbecue on Saturday. Family and friends from Missouri, Louisiana, South Carolina, Texas and Alabama came to wish Jones a “Happy Birthday.” The El Dorado native was born one of nine children in Wesson and attended Parkers Chapel School. Jones is the mother of Tereasa Purtle Olinde of Baton Rouge and Peggy Lee of El Dorado. Jones enjoys playing bingo at the American Legion Post and selling Avon.

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Hot Springs residents join effort to replace Medals of Honor

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — Members of a goodwill group of Arkansans who visited Ireland last year in part to honor John King, an Irish-American War hero buried in Calvary Cemetery in Hot Springs, have renewed an effort to replace his two Medals of Honor, which were lost while in the possession of the U.S. Navy.

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Election filing period forthcoming

The filing period will soon begin for the 2018 midterm elections, and several candidates — new and incumbent — have expressed their intentions to seek, or retain, El Dorado and Union County public offices.

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Capturing the crown

Fur Ball: Union County Animal Protection Society President Sandy Maguire, right, hands a scepter to newly crowned Queen Amy Thomason and King Roger Newman during the 2018 Mardi Gras Fur Ball at the El Dorado Conference Center. The event is an annual fundraiser for the organization. Below, attendees view items for the silent auction.

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