Effort underway to revitalize program
LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Two months after Arkansas agricultural officials gathered at the Governor’s Mansion to announce efforts to revitalize the “Arkansas Grown” program, nearly 150 farmers and buyers have added their names to a list of willing project participants.Arkansas Depar...
Category: Wire News    Published: Monday, April 21st, 2014     comments
LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The three candidates seeking the Republican nomination for a central Arkansas congressional seat are running on vows to cut taxes and regulations in Washington, but split sharply on who would be the strongest candidate in this fall’s election.State Rep. Ann Clemmer, ba...
Category: Wire News    Published: Monday, April 21st, 2014     comments
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is considering deploying about 150 soldiers for military exercises to begin in Poland and Estonia in the next few weeks, a Western official said Saturday. The exercises would follow Russia’s buildup of forces near its border with Ukraine and its annexa...
Category: Wire News    Published: Monday, April 21st, 2014     comments
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Area supporters gathered at Old City Park on Saturday to raise Autism awareness. The third annual Walk for Autism was held at 10 a.m. In addition to a balloon release, people shared their experience with the disablility. Several dozen individuals showed up dressed in bright orange shirts for the eve...
Category: Local News    Published: Monday, April 21st, 2014     comments
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Workers with the El Dorado Street Department worked to get measurements to build a new drainage box near the corner of Main and Pelham recently. The crew closed a portion of Main Street between Martin Luther King Boulevard and Florence Street this weekend to continue work on the project.
Category: Local News    Published: Monday, April 21st, 2014     comments
Marriages:Kyle Russell and LeAnn Chrisman, April 11.Christopher Blackledge and Kandace Fletcher, April 15.Kristopher Gray and Roshonda Glosson, April 15.Christopher Kirby and Carmen Luker, April 16.Civil Suits:Regions Bank vs. Helia Coody and William Coody, foreclosure, April 17.Divorces:Michael Hea...
Category: On the Record    Published: Monday, April 21st, 2014     comments
LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Public records show some candidates for the state Legislature owe thousands of dollars in back taxes or other debt.The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported Sunday that records show Republican Rep. John Hutchinson of Harrisburg owes about $40,000 in federal taxes and GOP House...
Category: Wire News    Published: Monday, April 21st, 2014     comments
PERTH, Australia (AP) — As the search continued off the coast of Australia for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, the airline announced another plane bound for India was forced to make an emergency landing early Monday after one of its tires burst on takeoff.All 159 passengers and seven crew m...
Category: Wire News    Published: Monday, April 21st, 2014     comments
NEW YORK (AP) — A basement blaze that killed 4-year-old half siblings was accidentally set by children playing with fire, authorities said Sunday.The twin of one of the children survived the blaze that was reported to authorities just before midnight Saturday in a two-story brick home in the F...
Category: Wire News    Published: Monday, April 21st, 2014     comments
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — What’s happening in this Wyoming resort town might be better described as a land creep than a landslide, but the lack of speed has not hindered the sheer power of the moving earth.Over the past two weeks, a piece of East Gros Ventre Butte has slowly collapsed toward...
Category: Wire News    Published: Monday, April 21st, 2014     comments
Picture:  Ron McCracken of Dallas pays his respects at a makeshift memorial honoring to the victims of the 2013 Bo...
 Ron McCracken of Dallas pays his respects at a makeshift memorial honoring to the victims of the 2013 Bo...
BOSTON (AP) — In many ways, it felt like any other pre-marathon Sunday in Boston.Families celebrated Easter, diners enjoyed the spring weather at sidewalk cafes, and runners — easily identified by their trim builds and colorful jackets — picked up last-minute supplies for what will...
Category: Wire News    Published: Monday, April 21st, 2014     comments
DENVER (AP) — Tens of thousands of revelers raised joints, pipes and vaporizer devices to the sky Sunday at a central Denver park in a defiant toast to the April 20 pot holiday, a once-underground celebration that stepped into the mainstream in the first state in the nation to legalize recreat...
Category: Wire News    Published: Monday, April 21st, 2014     comments
Picture:  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, of Calif., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washin...
 House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, of Calif., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washin...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Republican campaign committee raised almost $10 million in March and has $31.2 million banked to defend the party’s majority, according to financial reports filed Sunday.The National Republican Congressional Committee’s $21.2 million fundraising haul in...
Category: Wire News    Published: Monday, April 21st, 2014     comments
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats sweating this year’s elections may be hoping that the Obama administration’s latest delay to the proposed Keystone XL pipeline takes a politically fraught issue off the table for the midterms.Fat chance.An indefinite extension of the government’s r...
Category: Wire News    Published: Monday, April 21st, 2014     comments
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee called Sunday for beefing up western sanctions against Russia to include its petrochemical and banking industries and warned that Moscow thus far has ignored United States and European efforts to persuade it to back off it...
Category: Wire News    Published: Monday, April 21st, 2014     comments
Picture:  Masked pro-Russia insurgents show a detained man, who reportedly is a member of the Right Sector, a nati...
 Masked pro-Russia insurgents show a detained man, who reportedly is a member of the Right Sector, a nati...
BYLBASIVKA, Ukraine (AP) — Within hours of an Easter morning shootout at a checkpoint manned by pro-Russia insurgents in eastern Ukraine, Russia’s Foreign Ministry issued a statement blaming militant Ukrainian nationalists and Russian state television stations aired pictures of supposed...
Category: Wire News    Published: Monday, April 21st, 2014     comments
BEIRUT (AP) — Syria’s embattled president marked Easter with a tour Sunday of an ancient Christian village recently recaptured by his forces, an important symbolic prize for his government ahead of coming presidential elections he appears poised to contest.President Bashar Assad’s...
Category: Wire News    Published: Monday, April 21st, 2014     comments
Picture: Danwon high school students and citizens hold candles as they pray for the safe return of passengers of the su...
Danwon high school students and citizens hold candles as they pray for the safe return of passengers of the su...
JINDO, South Korea (AP) — The South Korean ferry that sank was crippled by confusion and indecision well after it began listing, a radio transcript released Sunday showed, suggesting the chaotic situation may have added to a death toll that could eventually exceed 300.About 30 minutes after th...
Category: Wire News    Published: Monday, April 21st, 2014     comments
FACT Inc. releases annual reportFamilies and Children Together Inc. (FACT, Inc.), a head start agency in South Central Arkansas, has published its annual report. It contains information such as the location of centers and classrooms, the number of children served, funding sources, expenses, results...
Category: Local Business    Published: Monday, April 21st, 2014     comments
Murphy Oil Corporation recently announced that N. Allison Parker has been promoted to General Manager, Global Communications and she will lead the newly created Communications Department for the company. Parker joined Murphy in 1998 as Employee Communications Coordinator. In 2003, she was promoted t...
Category: Local Business    Published: Monday, April 21st, 2014     comments
Picture:  Ford Motor Co. CEO Alan Mulally waves as he gets out of a new Ford Mustang at his arrival at the China A...
 Ford Motor Co. CEO Alan Mulally waves as he gets out of a new Ford Mustang at his arrival at the China A...
BEIJING (AP) — Ford Motor Co. on Sunday unveiled a new Escort sedan designed in China for global sale at a Beijing auto show that highlighted the growing influence of Chinese tastes on the industry.Automakers are looking to China’s biggest auto show this year to help boost sales in this...
Category: National Business    Published: Monday, April 21st, 2014     comments
Picture:  Leslie Rutledge met with area residents at a fundraising reception at PJ’s coffee house in El Dora...
 Leslie Rutledge met with area residents at a fundraising reception at PJ’s coffee house in El Dora...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a study shows, challenging the Obama administration’s conclusions that they are a much cleaner oil alternative and will help combat climate change.A $...
Category: National Business    Published: Monday, April 21st, 2014     comments
Total daily pumpage by the El Dorado Water Utilities in gallons.April 11 ……………………………………….....................................……………….……&hell...
Category: Local Business    Published: Monday, April 21st, 2014     comments
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