El Dorado News

September 19, 2018
El Dorado News Times

Delek manager reports on planned turnaround for local refinery

With an objective of “continuously improving the turnaround process,” Jeff Brewer, technical support manager for Delek, announced that the company has planned the next turnaround – a full refinery outage – for the fourth quarter of 2018. Delek acquired Lion Oil of El Dorado in 2011.

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El Dorado students excel on Benchmark tests

Most Benchmark grades recorded for El Dorado School District students in grades three through 10 were higher than scores of their peers, when compared to a district with similar enrollment, area of the state and socioeconomic challenges.

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John Thomas Shepherd sworn in as new prosecutor

Appointment replaces the late David Butler in the 13th Judicial Circuit

John Thomas Shepherd of El Dorado was appointed Monday by Gov. Asa Hutchinson as the new prosecutor for the 13th Judicial District and was sworn in Tuesday morning by Fourth Division Circuit Judge Robin Carroll in El Dorado. Shepherd was appointed to fill the unexpired term of the late David Butler, who died Aug. 13. Shepherd will serve until Dec. 31, 2018, when the next prosecuting attorney is elected.

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El Dorado School District presents Annual School Report

As of Monday, the El Dorado School District reported total enrollment of 4,406 students, down 10 students from Sept. 11, 2016. During the Annual Report to the Public, presented during the September meeting of the board, Rhonda Simmons, assistant superintendent for the district, and Bonnie Haynie, professional development, federal programs and special projects director, presented the academic agenda for the district.

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Arkansas Constitution guarantees ‘constitutional carry’ of guns

Residents in the state of Arkansas have the constitutional right to carry guns and “don’t need a license to carry (a firearm) open or concealed,” Jan Morgan of Hot Springs, said during a Make America Great Again rally on the Union County Courthouse square in downtown El Dorado Monday afternoon. Several people attending the rally had their handguns visible in holsters.

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Volunteer group leaves today to help with Harvey cleanup

With a desire to “make a difference,” a group of about 20 young men and women from El Dorado are leaving town today, en route to Magnolia, Texas, “to do what we can to help and minister to people,” said Colton Cain, organizer of the pilgrimage to help victims of former Hurricane Harvey.

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Businesses aid victims of Harvey

Residents continue to gather supplies for those affected

As the flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey intensifies in Texas and spreads to Louisiana, local residents continue to give and fill up trucks with needed supplies for victims along the Gulf Coast.

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