El Dorado News

October 23, 2017
El Dorado News Times

State News

Groundbreaking ceremony for Hope House set for Nov. 8

The Agape House Children’s Home Inc. has announced the groundbreaking of their second home on the Agape House Campus. The groundbreaking for the Hope House, a home for foster children that are 16 to 21 years of age, will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Nov. 8 at the Agape House Children’s Home Campus, 1838 Morningstar Road, El Dorado.

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Tax collector, Quorum Court at odds over background checks

New ordinance leads court members to threaten to withhold paychecks to those who don’t comply

A new ordinance requiring all Union County employees and officials to consent to background checks caused a disagreement between the Quorum Court and one county department that called the move “unconstitutional.”

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Read for the Record

Literacy: El Dorado High School theater students illustrate Lisa Wong’s book “Quackers” as Murphy Arts District (MAD) President/COO Austin Barrow reads it to elementary students during the district’s “Read for the Record” event.

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Resolution passed for highway ownership

The El Dorado City Council passed a resolution Thursday for the city to assume ownership of U.S. 82-B/Hillsboro, with the understanding that the city will also adopt U.S. 167-B/West Avenue at some point.

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Health for Life — New Breast Cancer Prevention Options

Since 1985, the U.S. has dedicated the month of October to a national focus on the screening, prevention and survivors of breast cancer. The increased focus on education, screening and lifestyle changes has been a critical tool in driving down both the number of deaths and new diagnoses of breast cancer.

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El Dorado Homecoming Court 2017

El Dorado High Homecoming court: Top: Eli Shepherd, Freshman Escort; Cekendre Cook, Freshman Escort; Connor Rambo, Sophomore Escort; Gsavion Levingston, Sophomore Escort Middle: Zac Donahue, Junior Escort; Nadia Vartenian, Freshman Maid; Michelle Roberson, Sophomore Maid; Alexis Belt, Junior Maid; Zakari Smith, Junior Maid; Autumn Parker, Sophomore Maid; Layken Grimes, Freshman Maid; Alex Boone, Junior Escort. Bottom: Duke Miller, Senior Escort; Jerric Jefferson, Senior Escort; Evan Chandler, Senior Escort; Cameron Poole, Senior Maid; Jordan Nelson Davis, Senior Honor Maid; Paula Harris, Queen; Adrianne Larry, Senior Honor Maid; Ashli McCathern, Senior Maid; Donnell Thompson, Senior Escort; Keshun Greene, Senior Escort.

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Civitan Speaker

Speaker: El Dorado News-Times Managing Editor Madeleine Leroux spoke to the El Dorado Civitan Club at the Kozy Kitchen on Thursday about the newspaper and its staff. The club meets weekly and hosts a different speaker each week.

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Wienerpawlooza, Dachshund Dash set for Oct. 28

The Eighth Annual Dachshund Dash is just part of the United Way of Union County’s Halloween-themed WienerPawLooza, which will also include costume contests for children and pets, said Alexis Alexander, executive director of the United Way of Union County.

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