El Dorado News

January 23, 2018
El Dorado News Times

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Legendary football coach visits El Dorado

Football: Legendary University of Alabama Head Football Coach Gene Stallings delivers the keynote address Saturday during the Fourth Annual Londy Awards at the El Dorado Municipal Auditorium. The event was hosted by the Rosson Phillips Group and included several managers and agents from Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Mississippi, Tennessee and Kansas. Stallings, who also coached professional teams such as the St. Louis Cardinals and Dallas Cowboys, discussed lessons learned through his relationship with his son as well as legendary Alabama coach Bear Bryant who Stallings worked under.

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Winter gala set for Saturday

Masquerade ball is signature fundraiser for El Dorado Service League

The El Dorado Service League is finalizing preparations for the annual winter gala - “Toast the Night Away: A Masquerade Ball” - which is set for Saturday.

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Local Digest, 1-23-18

Camp Fire begins annual candy sale Camp Fire El Dorado is holding its annual candy sale, a decades-old tradition, through Feb. 12. Proceeds from the sale will be applied toward a full range of programs and services that directly enrich the lives of youth in the area. Varieties of World’s Finest Chocolate candy available include chocolate covered almonds, caramel whirls, mint meltaways, chocolate almond bars, chocolate covered raisins and crisp bars. Boxes are sold for $2 each. Candy may be purchased from any Camp Fire member or by calling the Camp Fire office at 862-3463. Camp Fire Clubs will also be selling candy at various locations in town including at Walmart on Saturday, on Feb. 2 and on Feb. 10.

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Next 48, 1-23-18

TODAY: Tuesday, Jan. 23 The annual meeting/campaign luncheon for the United Way of Union County will be held at 11:30 a.m. today at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall. The meeting was rescheduled after a winter storm postponed the original date of Jan. 16.

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Small projects underway for Complex master plan

As the El Dorado-Union County Recreation Complex Board begins the process of pursuing funding to continue the implementation of a master plan, at the complex, smaller-scale projects are under way for the start of the busy season at the facility.

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Burning Barrel of Love

Meet Me at the 'Barrel': Antonio Edington, left, and Larry Brown, center, receive dinner plates from 11-year-old Jiquaeveon Jefferson at the “Burning Barrel of Love” in El Dorado’s Ward 3 Saturday. The plates consisted of barbecue ribs, fried fish, baked beans and potato salad. Alderman Will McGhee led in prayer after Meet Me at the Court’s founder and director Veronica Bailey along with the children delivered dinners to ‘Burning Barrel’ visitors. The activity is part of goodwill service project for the children of the Meet Me at the Court organization.

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LOIS A. JOHNSON Funeral for Lois A. Johnson, 92, of El Dorado, will be held at 2 p.m. today in the chapel of Young's Funeral Directors. Burial will be in Arlington Memorial Park under the direction of Young's. Memorials may be made to Dumas Memorial UMC, 132 S. Wyatt Drive, El Dorado, AR 71730.

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City explores options in opioid fight

After a lengthy discussion that included an emotional testimony from a city alderman, the El Dorado City Council decided not to participate in efforts by the state to pursue legal action against pharmaceutical companies in the fight against the opioid crisis that is ravaging Arkansas and the U.S.

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A rare snow day

Radio flyer: Seven-month-old Luke Caldwell (left) enjoys his first snow in Lawson, Photo submitted by Callie Caldwell.

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Speakers Circuit, 1-21-18

Several members of the El Dorado Police Department will be recognized for their accomplishments and contributions to the community when the Kiwanis club meets at noon Wednesday at First Presbyterian Church.

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