El Dorado News

December 11, 2017
El Dorado News Times


Meet the Cats

Meet the Cats: The El Dorado High School girls and boys basketball teams were honored and introduced to parents and fans recently at the Simmons Bank annual “Meet the Cats and Lady Cats” event. Rob Robinson, President, welcomed players, families, cheerleaders and fans to the event which included a hamburger dinner for everyone.

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Civitan Speaker

Civitan speaker: John Parke, Department of Human Services auditor for the state of Arkansas, recently spoke to members of the El Dorado Civitan Club. Dr. Jennifer Parks, Civitan member, welcomed Parke to the meeting.

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Legion Ceremony

Legion ceremony: The American Legion Junction City Post 297 Ladies Auxiliary recently presented the POW/MIA ceremony at Junction City High School for the Veterans Day program. They are, from left, Elaine Strickland (historian), Linda Evans, Beverly Mello, Marilyn Pepper (president) Debbie Green (secretary-treasurer) and Diana Scritchfield (vice president).

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Arkansas again cuts off Medicaid funds to Planned Parenthood

LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas has again cut off Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood, the state's Department of Human Services said Monday, following a court ruling upholding the state's decision to defund the group over videos secretly recorded by an anti-abortion group

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Annual ‘STEM Night’ draws hundreds

Smackover Norphlet School District sees 650-700 attendees

SMACKOVER — The Smackover-Norphlet School Board heard reports about the success of the district’s third annual Family STEM Night event and a grant awarded by Lanxess.

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David Lee to speak at Kiwanis Club

David Lee, executive director of the El Dorado Boys and Girls Club, will be the guest speaker when the Kiwanis Club meets at noon Wednesday at First Presbyterian Church. Lee has over 23 years experience in youth development, program implementation, financial management and board development. His career with Boys and Girls Clubs began in 1994 in Arlington, Texas. From Arlington he moved to Granbury, Texas, where he was the vice president of operations and later was appointed executive director. He became the executive director of the Boys and Girls Club of El Dorado in January 2011. Lee and his wife, Michelle, have six children at home and one at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia.

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Local Digest, 11-28-17

Giving Tuesday planned today at South Arkansas Historical Preservation Society Black Friday, Cyber Monday, #Giving Tuesday, is today and local and area residents can donate to the South Arkansas Historical Preservation Society online at www.soarkhistory.com; by calling 870-862-9890; by mail at P.O. Box 144, El Dorado, AR 71731; or in person at 412 E. Faulkner, El Dorado, AR 71730.

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Next 48, 11-28-17

TOMORROW: Wednesday, Nov. 29 Children’s Storytime will be held at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at the Barton Library.

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Master Gardeners donate to #teamcorrie

Donation: Sandy Gross, center, president of #teamcorrie Cancer Foundation, accepts a check for $500 from members of the Union County Master Gardeners, from left, Barbie Luther, Charlotte Abbott, Gross, Jean Eckert, Master Gardener president and and Jana Foster. Gardeners sold bulbs at Master Gardener Appreciation Day in October at the South Arkansas Arboretum and donated the profits to the #teamcorrie Cancer Foundation.

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Air Force retirement ceremony

Retirement: Above, Col. Lawrence Hicks and wife Elizabeth kiss during the colonel's retirement ceremony. Family and friends accompanied U.S. Air Force Col. Lawrence Hicks as he was honored for his 25 years of service during a retirement ceremony Saturday at the U.S. Armed Forces Reserve Center in El Dorado. His brother, retired Lt. Col. Clifton Hicks, presided over the event that recognized the colonel’s family. Hicks was presented with several awards and handed out gifts to family members included his parents, Larry and Rosie Hicks of El Dorado; his son, Bryce Hicks; daughter, Marquina Hicks; and son, Texas Christian University ROTC student, Brendan Hicks. Col. Gerald Donohue, commander of the 19th Airlift Wing at Little Rock AFB was the keynote speaker and Chaplain Lt. Col. Marty Fields prayed for the Hicks family. Left, Col. Lawrence Hicks, left, receives his retirement certificate from Col. Gerald Donohue, Commander of the 19th Airlift Wing at Little Rock AFB.

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NEXT 48, 11-27-2017

TODAY: Monday, Nov. 27 The Smackover-Norphlet School Board will consider resolutions changing the dates of the first day of school and annual school elections. Board members will meet at 5:30 p.m. today in the central office boardroom.

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