El Dorado

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Airs Thursday, December 1, at 7:45 a.m. This week Commentator Dr. Cheryl White takes us back to the age of gold fever and the search for the mythical El Dorado.

Magnolia Reporter

The new president of Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia says fall enrollment is on track to be the highest ever in the university’s 106-year history.

El Dorado News-Times

Public radio listeners love their librarians. Therefore, this story hits a nerve. The librarian of Barton Library in El Dorado for the past 40 years, Nancy Arn, is retiring. While Arn was stationed at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio, she worked in the aeronautical library. There, she realized she wanted to get her master’s degree in library science. It was the dawn of computers. “We were learning about bits and bytes and all the technical aspects of computers. Now, we don’t write...

An El Dorado, Ark., woman has launched a neighborhood motivational speaker series that is held on a basketball court. The idea for “Meet Me at the Court” came to Veronica " Tonni" Bailey in a dream when her late sister told her to look after the children who live in El Dorado’s St. Louis neighborhood. Bailey said she decided to start a program in the precise location where children congregate. “That basketball court is always full of children," Bailey said. "I wanted an environment where I...

Arkansas’ Conservation Hall of Fame will honor an El Dorado man Tuesday evening for his long commitment to recharging the Sparta Aquifer, the sole source of drinking water for a number of municipalities in South Arkansas and North Louisiana. Ken Rudder has served on the Union County Conservation District Board since 1989. He will become the 20 th inductee into the Little Rock-based Arkansas Association of Conservation Districts Hall of Fame, according to its program director Debbie Moreland....

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