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 Kindergarten students at Hugh Goodwin Elementary learn the finer points of potato sack racing on the playground during physical education class. The student were enjoying the sunshine and mild temperatures on a beautiful Wednesday afternoon.
Category: Local News    Published: Thursday, October 30th, 2014     comments
Mini-ambulance, new uniforms among departmentís acquisitions
Picture: New fashion, new equipment: El Dorado firefighters wear their new duty uniforms and show their newest addition...
New fashion, new equipment: El Dorado firefighters wear their new duty uniforms and show their newest addition...
The year may be winding down, but things are just gearing up for the El Dorado Fire Department.Local citizens may have noticed some new features at the EFD over the past couple of months, including a new mini-ambulance and new uniforms for firefighters.EFD Chief Chad Mosby said the department has be...
Category: Local News    Published: Thursday, October 30th, 2014     comments
Bob Hicks
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Name: Bob HicksDate of Birth: Dec. 22, 1949Age: 64How long have you lived in the area you hope to represent? All my lifeOccupation: Branch manager in securityFamily: Parents, Robert L. and Helen Hicks; spouse, Sandra Fisher Hicks; children, Garron Hicks, Corey Hicks, Brandi Irby, Jason Staggs and Er...
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James Casey Platt
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Name: James Casey PlattDate of Birth: Sept. 4, 1962Age: 51How long have you lived in the area you hope to represent? I have lived in the county all of my life, and I have lived in District 11 for 25 years.Occupation: Retired Fireman/Paramedic, currently an Area Safety CoordinatorFamily: Wife, Donna;...
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Linda Newberry
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Name: Linda NewberryDate of Birth: June 15, 1946Age: 68How long have you lived in the area you hope to represent? 11 yearsOccupation: Retired teacher and Mayor of FelsenthalFamily: Husband, Jack; five children and 13 grandchildrenEducation: Masters in Gifted Education from Maryville University in St...
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James Waterston
Name: James WaterstonDate of Birth: July 17, 1933How long have you lived in the area you hope to represent? I have owned property in the area for 40 years. I moved to Louisiana for four years and re-established back here three years ago.Occupation: Retired — InsuranceFamily: Two daughters, Deb...
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 Workers with HiTech Signs of Texarkana use their bucket truck to install new signage on the Simmons Bank building. Simmons Bank is re-branding its company after combining all its charter banks into a single company this past August. Simmons Bank owns and operates branches in Arkansas, Missouri...
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Towering 280 feet about the ground, this 200-ton crane of Ranger Steel Erectors of West Monroe, La., has no problem lifting one of the floor columns for the new Murphy Oil headquarters at the corner of Peach Street and Jackson Avenue on Tuesday. The 86,000-square-foot building is expected to be comp...
Category: Stand Alone Photo    Published: Thursday, October 30th, 2014     comments
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court justices have their first chance this week to decide whether they have the appetite for another major fight over President Barack Obama’s health care law.Some of the same players who mounted the first failed effort to kill the law altogether now want the j...
Category: Wire News    Published: Thursday, October 30th, 2014     comments
WASHINGTON (AP) — Desperate Democrats are rushing to save suddenly vulnerable House incumbents, even in states where President Barack Obama cruised to double-digit victories, amid fresh signs of Republican momentum less than a week before the midterm elections.The once friendly terrain of New...
Category: Wire News    Published: Thursday, October 30th, 2014     comments
CHINCOTEAGUE, Va. (AP) — Crews searched for scorched wreckage along the Virginia coast Wednesday in hopes of figuring out why an unmanned commercial rocket exploded in a blow to NASA’s strategy of using private companies to fly supplies and, eventually, astronauts to the International Sp...
Category: Wire News    Published: Thursday, October 30th, 2014     comments
Q: Lately, I've been very wound up. My doctor suggested I take an anti-anxiety medicine, but I hear this could lead to Alzheimer's disease. That makes me even more anxious! What am I supposed to do now? -- Lisa D., Sioux City, IowaA: Chronic anxiety is an important health issue. It contributes to ev...
Category: Health    Published: Thursday, October 30th, 2014     comments
FDA approves  vaccine to block meningitis strainWASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health regulators have approved the first vaccine to prevent a potentially deadly form of bacterial meningitis often associated with college dormitories.The Food and Drug Administration says it cleared Pfizer's Trum...
Category: Health    Published: Thursday, October 30th, 2014     comments
Mass shooting targeted Sunni tribal fighters, residents say
Picture: More IS bloodshed: In this Monday, photo, Iraqi army soldiers aim their weapons on the front line with al-Qaid...
More IS bloodshed: In this Monday, photo, Iraqi army soldiers aim their weapons on the front line with al-Qaid...
BAGHDAD (AP) — Islamic State group militants lined up 30 men in western Iraq and shot them dead Wednesday, an official and residents said, the latest mass killing carried out by the group since its advance across the country.The slayings, on a main street in the al-Bakir district in the town o...
Category: Wire News    Published: Thursday, October 30th, 2014     comments
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s prime minister said Wednesday that recent verbal attacks against him from the United States were merely because he was “defending Israel” and vowed to carry on with his policies despite the vitriolic rhetoric.Benjamin Netanyahu’s remarks to par...
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MOSCOW (AP) — Russia on Wednesday angrily dismissed the EU’s warning that it wouldn’t recognize local elections organized by pro-Russia insurgents in eastern Ukraine, saying that the rejection of the vote could derail a fragile cease-fire deal.Moscow has pledged to recognize the vo...
Category: Wire News    Published: Thursday, October 30th, 2014     comments
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