El Dorado News

January 20, 2018
El Dorado News Times

Pumpkin carving contest

Push!: Departments of the Medical Center of South Arkansas participated in a pumpkin carving contest for Halloween on Tuesday. First place went to the staff of labor and delivery (left) for their creation showing a pumpkin giving birth. Second place went to the staff of the cath lab for their”triple bypass burger” (right) pumpkin. Third place went to the staff of the pharmacy for their “Pumpkin Pie Factory” pumpkin (below).

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Saying farewell

A fond farewell: The former CEO of The Medical Center of South Arkansas Robert Rupp was given a farewell party Tuesday where he was presented a key to the city by Mayor Frank Hash. Rupp will be continuing his career at Integris Grove Hospital in Grove, Oklahoma. Scott M. Street will take over as CEO on Oct. 30. Left, Rupp and Judy Fussell pose with a farewell cake.

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Talent show winner

Dancing her heart out: Hannah Brotherton (right) won the Union County Talent Show on Monday. She tap danced to the song “Can’t stop the feeling” by Justin Timberlake.

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Union County Fair Queens

Crowned: During the Union County Fair, Anna Grace Langston (above) was crowned Teen Miss Union County. In addition to winning the crown, she also won Miss Photogenic, crowd favorite, sports wear and evening wear. Left, Makenna Greer won the title of 2017 Miss Union County. She also won the swimwear competition, evening wear and crowd favorite. The Union County Fair continues tonight with the carnival opening at 5 p.m. Commercial buildings will open at 5:30. Sheep judging and showmanship will begin at 6 p.m., and the Fair Queen Pageant (ages 0-9) and Goat show and showmanship will begin at 7 p.m. The fair will continue through Saturday.

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Van Hook honored

Portrait hanging: A crowd filled the Union County District courtroom Tuesday to honor the former Judge George Van Hook Jr. by revealing and hanging his portrait. Van Hook served as Union County’s district court judge for 25 years. The portrait was revealed by Van Hook and his wife and hung by the new prosecutor for the 13th Judicial District, John Thomas Shepherd.

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