El Dorado News

August 20, 2018
El Dorado News Times

Fire damages Union County Jail

The Union County Jail was forced to evacuate all of their inmates to the recreation yard for a brief period Wednesday night after an electrical fire erupted in the kitchen.

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Open House

Open House: South Arkansas Developmental Center for Children and Families (SADCCF) held an open house Wednesday, educating the community on the services they provide. The open house included a dunk tank, face painting, food, games for the children, door prizes and more. In attendance at the open house were members of the El Dorado Fire Department, who brought a fire truck. SADCCF provides day programs for people with developmental disabilities. The center provides child services from 8-weeks to 5-years-old who have been identified or are at risk of developmental delay. Above, Grady Tracy, chief operating officer of SADCCF, gets dunked by Josie Mann at the open house. Left, With help from El Dorado fireman Jessie Lewis, Braeden Kirtz tries to dunk Tracy by throwing the ball at the target.

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Courtyard receives above average ratings

Editor’s note: This is the second in a five-part series looking at nursing homes in Union County that are rated by Medicare. Each installment will cover a different nursing home facility and will publish on Sundays. All rating information can be found at Medicare.gov.

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Luncheon: The Waiting to Excel — Summer Camp hosted a first responder’s luncheon Friday at St. John’s Missionary Baptist church. Barry Dobson said the reason they hold the luncheon each year is to teach the kids how to give back to the community and show the first responders they appreciate what they do for the community. Above and below, Officer Gerid Ardwin interacts with children during the lunch.

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