El Dorado News

November 16, 2018
El Dorado News Times

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Mountain Home firefighters get real-time mapping system

MOUNTAIN HOME (AP) — The days of Mountain Home firefighters potentially getting lost when responding to an emergency are now numbered. Thanks to a new system being put into place, the firefighters will be given directions and a host of other information in real time.

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Soul Food Community Dinner: Good Food for the Body and Soul

Honor: Main, First responders attend the fifth annual Sharion Bailey Whitlock Soul Food Community Dinner: Good Food for the Body and Soul event Saturday at the TAC House. Below, Veronica Bailey speaks during the event. The annual event is presented by Meet Me at the Court and The Bailey Family and was held at the TAC House. Educators, first responders and veterans were honored at the dinner, which included Union County Sports Hall of Famer Jimmy Howard delivering spiritual songs and hymns. Howard, an instructor with the KidsNGolf organization that provides golf classes to youth, honored youth golfer Ryan Burns who passed away last week. U.S. Army veteran Reginald Holly was named the 2018 Veteran of the Year and was honored during the soul food dinner. A memorial tribute was held for the late U.S. Navy veteran Thomas Smith II, who died in January 2017.

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Making HERStory

“Because Of Them We Can” is a website dedicated to celebrating the achievements and contributions of African Americans in the U.S.

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Federal panel calls for pause on Arkansas Medicaid rule

LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A federal advisory panel is urging the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to temporarily stop Arkansas from enforcing the state's Medicaid work requirement, amid concerns that some recipients may not have access to the internet that they need to report their work hours to the state.

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Vert: Todd Grider skates at Bodenhamer Skate Park on Friday. Grider, an avid skater, visits the park to sharpen his skills. Far left, Will Robinson skates over a ramp. Left, Andrew Foster ollies off of a rail.

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