El Dorado News

July 22, 2018
El Dorado News Times

State News


Celebration of Life for Leonard Lee “LB” Benton, 70, of El Dorado will be held at noon today at the Douglas Chapel Baptist Church in El Dorado, with burial to follow in the Rest Haven Memorial Park Cemetery with Military Honors in El Dorado, under the direction of R.L. Reed Funeral Home of Magnolia. Officiating will be Dr. D.L. Hegler.

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Arkansas panel fires Department of Community Correction head

LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Board of Corrections unanimously voted to fire the state's parole and probation director Sheila Sharp Thursday, and she immediately said that she believes it was because Gov. Asa Hutchinson was unhappy with her efforts to push for more resources for the agency.

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Arkansas nonprofit head pleads guilty in corruption probe

LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The former head of a defunct Arkansas nonprofit that helped at-risk youth pleaded guilty Thursday to diverting more than $120,000 from the group to an unnamed state senator in a widening corruption probe that has already ensnared several former lawmakers.

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Next 48, 7-20-18

TODAY: Friday, July 20 Singin’ in the Rain will be at 7:30 p.m. today at the South Arkansas Arts Center. TOMORROW: Saturday, July 21 Church Adopt-A-School Mentor Training will be from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. tomorrow at Wyatt Baptist Church (Gym Entrance), 4621 W. Hillsboro, El Dorado. This training is in affiliation with SHARE Foundation’s VIP Grant for Mentoring. Mentors will be trained and receive information for mentoring in Union County Public Schools. Any church interested in attending should contact Vicki Harmon through Wyatt Baptist Church, 870-862-2619. Farmers Market will be from 8 a.m. until noon tomorrow in the Murphy Arts District. Josh Love will perform at 11:30 a.m. tomorrow at the Griffin Music Hall in the Murphy Arts District.

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The family will hold a reception for family and friends today at 2 p.m. at Tarry House, 3006 Bowman Avenue. A private burial will follow. For those wishing to make a memorial contribution, Environmental Defense Texas 301 Congress Avenue #1300 Austin, Texas 78701, The Admiral Nimitz Foundation 328 East Main Street Fredericksburg, Texas 78624, or the charity of one’s choice. Arrangements by Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home – (512) 452-8811. Obituary and online guest registry are available at www.wcfish.com.

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Arkansas says search for lethal injection drugs on hold

LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas prison officials said Wednesday their search for new lethal injection drugs is on hold until the Legislature adds manufacturers to a law that keeps the state's suppliers of execution drugs secret, a move that means the state is unlikely to put any inmates to death this year.

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Slime Time at Barton

Slime: Left, Kevin Thomas, 13, receives glue from Tobin Fulmer of Barton Library before making artificial slime during the Slime Time workshop on Wednesday, July 18, 2018. The event is part of the library’s Summer Reading Workshop series. Bottom left, Tobin Fulmer shows visitors natural slime during the Slime Time workshop. Fulmer lectured on slime in nature while providing attendees with an opportunity to make artificial slime. Bottom right, Deborah Kelley makes slime with her 3-year-old grandson Gunner Sprayberry during the workshop.

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Local digest, 7-19-18

RSVP Dance featuring White Mustang to be held Friday The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program is holding at RSVP Dance for ages 55 and older from 7-10 p.m. Friday at Champagnolle Landing Senior Center, 910 E. 4th St., El Dorado. White Mustang will perform. Admission is $6 per person. Smoking and alcohol is prohibited. American Legion Entertainment to feature Lost Prairie Friday Lost Prairie will perform from 8:30 p.m. until midnight Friday at Club 10. Cover charge is $8. Everyone ages 21 and older is welcome. Cooling Shelter open for seniors With the heat index over 100 degrees this week, seniors are reminded that a cooling shelter is available for the elderly in Union County at the Champagnolle Landing Wellness Center for Seniors at 910 Champagnolle Road, El Dorado. The shelter will be open from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. Monday-Friday. For more information, call the senior center at 870-862-2230.

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Next 48, 7-19-18

TODAY: Thursday, July 19 Union County Quorum Court will meet today at 10 a.m. in the third floor Quorum Courtroom in the Union County Courthouse. Museum Summer Fun - Fidget Spinners will be held at 10 a.m. today at the Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources. Ribbon cutting for WoodmenLife will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Union County Chamber of Commerce, 111 W. Main, El Dorado. Picking Healthy Food Choices will be held at 2 p.m. today at the Barton Library. The El Dorado City Council will convene for a regular meeting at 5:30 p.m. today in the Council Chamber of City Hall. El Dorado Lions Club meeting will be held at 6 p.m. today at Simmons Bank, 100 W. Grove St., El Dorado, on the second floor in the Community Room. The meeting is open to the public. Singin’ in the Rain will be at 7:30 p.m. tonight at the South Arkansas Arts Center. Rodney Block Collective - Thursday Night Live! will perform at 8 p.m. tonight at the Griffin Music Hall in the Murphy Arts District. TOMORROW: Friday, July 20 Singin’ in the Rain will be at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at the South Arkansas Arts Center.

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