El Dorado News

April 25, 2018
El Dorado News Times

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Arkansas man trapped in tractor credits faith for rescue

CLARKRIDGE, Ark. (AP) — Eldon Cooper doesn't consider himself lucky to be alive. This despite being trapped inside the cab of a tractor upside down, submerged in a frigid pond on his Clarkridge property for more than three hours on a cold February night.

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Happy Earth Day

Presentation: Kerry Jackson discusses the Monarch butterfly during a Union County Master Gardeners Community Education presentation at the Arboretum Saturday. Jackson discussed the insect’s biology, life cycle and its living environment including its relationship with its host plant, the milkweed. The event was in coordination with Earth Day.

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Mayoral candidates weigh in on 2020 census

Editor's note: This is the first in a multipart series looking at contested local races in the May 22 primary. Each installment, running Sundays until the primary, will look at a different race in Union County or El Dorado. Remember to check News-Times editions throughout May for more information on the primary elections and what voters can expect to see on their ballots!

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Earth Day at the Arboretum

Learning outdoors: Above, Smackover Elementary School fourth grader Linly Mills looks through a microscope at water mites as Kyle Maxwell of LANXESS watches Friday at the South Arkansas Arboretum. Over 500 students learned about water sampling, recycling and products made from the natural resources located in the Smackover Limestone brine reserve. Ten redbud trees were planted with a commemorative plaque honoring each class that attended. Top left, Adriane Rogers of LANXESS discusses recycling with fourth graders from Smackover Elementary Friday. The two-day event was in honor of Earth Day this Sunday. Bottom left, Nine-year-old Coa Langley, left, of Smackover asks Kelly Maxwell, center and Sherelyn Green questions consumer products made from the Smackover Limestone brine reserve during the LANXESS Earth Day celebration event at the South Arkansas Arboretum Friday.

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SAAC to hold Photoshop workshop

The South Arkansas Arts Center is hosting a Photoshop workshop with local award-winning visual artist Mike Means to be held from 6-8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday.

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