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Lo­cals in­ducted to Union County Sports Hall of Fame.

Jack Reynolds of El Do­rado, pres­i­dent and gen­eral man­ager of El Do­rado & Wes­son Rail­way, Nat­u­ral Re­sources Inc., Tri­an­gle In­dus­tries Inc., will be the guest speaker when the Ro­tary Club meets at noon Mon­day at St. Mary’s Epis­co­pal Church.

Reynolds is a na­tive of El Do­rado and a 1970 grad­u­ate of El Do­rado High School.

He was in the U.S. Army 101st Air­borne from 197274 and has worked for Reynolds Con­struc­tion and Re­mod­el­ing and El Do­rado Ir­ri­ga­tion.

He has served on the board of di­rec­tors of Na­tional Bank of Com­merce/Sim­mons First, El Do­rado Wa­ter & Sewer Com­mis­sion and the Union County Quo­rum Court. He at­tends Col­lege Av­enue Church of Christ where he serves as a dea­con and with the Re­cov­ery Min­istry.

Reynolds and his wife, Jane, have three chil­dren and six grand­chil­dren, with an­other due in De­cem­ber.


Cynthia Reyna, di­rec­tor of the South Arkansas Com­mu­nity Col­lege Foun­da­tion and ex­ter­nal fund­ing and co­or­di­na­tor of SouthArk’s Out­door Expo, will be the guest speaker when the Ki­wa­nis Club meets at noon Wed­nes­day at First Pres­by­te­rian Church.

Reyna has worked at South Arkansas Com­mu­nity Col­lege for 18 years in var­i­ous man­age­ment po­si­tions and is cur­rently the di­rec­tor of the SouthArk Foun­da­tion and ex­ter­nal fund­ing, where she over­sees fundrais­ing, spe­cial events, the an­nual fund drive and stew­ard­ship of fi­nan­cial con­trib­u­tors.

She also serves as grant co­or­di­na­tor and re­searches grant fund­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties.

Past job du­ties at SouthArk in­clude di­rec­tor of the One-Stop Ca­reer De­vel­op­ment Cen­ter, as­sis­tant to the pres­i­dent and spe­cial events co­or­di­na­tor.

She earned her bach­e­lor of busi­ness ad­min­is­tra­tion in man­age­ment from North Texas State Univer­sity and her master of arts de­gree in com­mu­ni­ca­tions from the Univer­sity of Hous­ton, where she taught busi­ness and pro­fes­sional com­mu­ni­ca­tion cour­ses.

She worked for South­west­ern Bell for 12 years in Hous­ton and Dal­las, Texas in var­i­ous man­age­ment po­si­tions, taught speech com­mu­ni­ca­tion at the Univer­sity of Hous­ton, and served as the mar­ket­ing di­rec­tor for Re­gions Bank in El Do­rado.

She has also worked in re­source de­vel­op­ment with the El Do­rado Boys and Girls Club and the Union County Ju­ve­nile Court, where she worked closely with the late Judge Carol Crafton An­thony to de­sign in­no­va­tive youth pre­ven­tion pro­grams in al­co­hol and vi­o­lence pre­ven­tion for at-risk youth.

Reyna formed and man­aged com­mu­nity col­lab­o­ra­tive part­ner­ships in­volv­ing law en­force­ment, so­cial ser­vice agen­cies, pub­lic schools, churches and com­mu­nity-based or­ga­ni­za­tions and be­came pro­gram di­rec­tor for the “Com­mon Ground Youth Vi­o­lence Pre­ven­tion & School-in­S­chool Pro­grams.” Over 5,000 youth in a wide va­ri­ety of ed­u­ca­tional and recre­ational pro­grams were served in the late 1990s.


Jaren Brook, vice pres­i­dent of mem­ber­ship and events at El Do­radoUnion County Cham­ber of Com­merce, will be the guest speaker at Se­nior Cir­cle Lunch and Learn, hosted by Med­i­cal Cen­ter of South Arkansas at noon on Wed­nes­day in Con­fer­ence Room 3 at the

Med­i­cal Cen­ter of South Arkansas. He will be speak­ing about the cham­ber’s mem­ber­ship pro­gram, events and role in eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment.

Brook is a grad­u­ate of Hen­der­son State Univer­sity with a bach­e­lor of science de­gree in avi­a­tion man­age­ment. He is re­spon­si­ble for new mem­ber­ship growth as well as re­ten­tion

of ex­ist­ing mem­bers. Brook over­sees the El Do­rado-Union County Cham­ber of Com­merce events in­clud­ing: cor­po­rate mem­ber­ship rib­bon cut­tings; Ed­u­ca­tors’ Break­fast, an­nual ban­quet and more. He di­rects the cham­ber’s Am­bas­sador pro­gram, which is com­prised of vol­un­teers from lo­cal busi­nesses that as­sist with cham­ber events and build­ing re­la­tion­ships with lo­cal busi­nesses and the com­mu­nity.

The El Do­rado-Union

County Cham­ber of Com­merce serves El Do­rado and Union County by pro­mot­ing growth and eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment, ad­vo­cat­ing for the busi­ness com­mu­nity and serv­ing mem­bers of the com­mu­nity with out­stand­ing pro­grams, net­work­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties and ben­e­fits.

Lunch is free for Se­nior Cir­cle Mem­bers and $15 for non-mem­bers. For reser­va­tions or more in­for­ma­tion about be­com­ing a mem­ber, call Alex Ben­nett at 870-8643245.

Or­ga­ni­za­tions in­ter­ested in list­ing a speaker in Speak­ers Cir­cuit should send in­for­ma­tion about the speaker to ed­i­to­rial@el­do­

A club mem­ber should pro­vide back­ground in­for­ma­tion on their speak­ers in writ­ing or by e-mail to the NewsTimes. The dead­line for sub­mit­ting back­ground in­for­ma­tion is 5 p.m. on Thurs­day for the fol­low­ing Sun­day’s news­pa­per.

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