El Dorado News

February 23, 2018
El Dorado News Times

Street talks vision of El Dorado as a destination for health care

Scott Street, CEO of the Medical Center of South Arkansas, shared his vision on making El Dorado a destination for health care at the annual Go Red luncheon. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in Arkansas. The Go Red event is put on each year to spread awareness and education on heart disease.

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Quorum Court considers independent auditor

Software change creates confusion with final numbers

Union County Quorum Court officials are looking into hiring an independent auditor to look over the tax collector’s office after a software update created issues with the 2017 final tax settlement statement.

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Finding purpose in giving back

Area woman knits over 200 hats for Operation Gratitude

Mary Jo Crosley has knitted her whole life, but it wasn’t until three years ago that she began donating knitted hats and scarves to the Operation Gratitude organization.

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Officer of the Month

Dedication: Officer Anthony Bernard Ross, right, is honored as October’s Officer of the Month at the Kiwanis Club meeting by Jaren Books, left. Ross’ knowledge of suspects played an important role in situations that could have been much worse. He was successful in two instances in recognizing and convincing suspects to turn themselves in, without incident. “His training as a police officer allowed him to stay in control and bring the circumstances to a nonviolent ending,” Patrol Capt. Karl Nichols said in a press release. Not pictured was Sgt. Robert Scott Harwell, who was honored as September’s Officer of the Month. For September, Harwell had 10 CID arrests, three patrol adopted cases, 13 felony cases and conducted one search warrant.

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Art Under Glass at Barton Public Library

Art Under Glass: Barton Library is featuring Lucy Gibney’s Art Under Glass display through Wednesday. Laura Cleveland, right, admires Gibney’s, left, artwork. The art features drawings from different countries and Gibney’s goal is to inspire art for kids. This is the first Art Under Glass display to be in Arkansas.

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Fourth annual film festival wraps up

Filmmakers talk process, industry

Producer Kristin Mann and director Martha Stephens talked independent filmmaking and specifically making movies in Arkansas at the 2017 El Dorado Film Festival.

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