South Arkansas Community College

The first African-American female combat aviator in U.S. history, Vernice Armour, will fold her military lessons into a motivational speech set for Wednesday, July 25, at 7 p.m., at El Dorado Conference Center. Armour's appearance is part of the South Arkansas Community College lecture series. It's free and open to the public.

The El Dorado City Council will consider next week whether to purchase a machine that would simulate processes at chemical plants and refineries. The $300,000 pilot plant would be housed at South Arkansas Community College.