El Dorado News

November 16, 2018
El Dorado News Times

Award winning Rappers

Christian rappers: Local Christian rappers J2W and Young Deac won the Arkansas Gospel Music Heritage Award in the rap category on Sept. 15 in Little Rock.

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Operation Christmas Child recipient tells her story

South Arkansas donated almost 50,000 shoeboxes last year for Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child is celebrating its 25th year of being partners with Samaritan’s Purse, which helped grow the project to reach multiple countries around the world.

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Remembering a friend

Balloon release: The first annual Sickle Cell awareness balloon release was held Thursday at Simmons Bank, honoring Vemetric Smith-Foster, who died Oct. 22 last year. The balloon release is not only in memory of Smith-Foster, but also to bring awareness to the Sickle Cell disease. Smith-Foster worked at Simmons Bank for many years and yesterday would have been her 47th birthday.

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SouthArk Outdoor Expo

SouthArk Outdoor Expo attendees dodged rain on and off throughout the day, with the sun peeking through a few times. The annual SouthArk Outdoor Expo, which took place Saturday, brought a full day of food, crafts, music, contests and outdoor-themed entertainment.

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UCAPS Dog Bowl

Speckles, JoJo and Kira stand, waiting to participate in the second annual UCAPS Dog Bowl.

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Welcoming the captains

Reception: A welcome reception was held Thursday at the El Dorado-Union County Chamber of Commerce for Capt. Jason Perdieu and Capt. Elyshia Perdieu, commanding officers for the Salvation Army of El Dorado. The Perdieu’s moved to El Dorado in June, after being transferred from Waynesboro, Virginia. Above, the Perdieu's shake the hand of Linda Hodges, who works with the South Arkansas Food Fillers.

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