Lo­cal Di­gest

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Ben­e­fit planned for in­jured fire­fighter

A ben­e­fit ham­burger plate lun­cheon will be held for El Do­rado Fire Depart­ment Lt. Trey Sewell, who was in­jured ear­lier this month in an au­to­mo­bile ac­ci­dent, to help de­fray med­i­cal ex­penses. The ben­e­fit will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tues­day at St. Paul United Methodist Church in El Do­rado.

The lunch will in­clude ham­burg­ers, bar­be­cue beans, chips and dessert for $8 a plate. St. Paul is lo­cated at the cor­ner of Col­lege Av­enue and Eighth Street and the fel­low­ship hall will be open for those who wish to pick up their or­der or dine-in. For more in­for­ma­tion, call the church of­fice at 862-4242.

An ac­count to as­sist with Sewell’s med­i­cal ex­penses has been set up at First Fi­nan­cial Bank. For more in­for­ma­tion, call EFD Capt. Nena McGaugh at 870881-4152.

Project SOUTH to send items to

mil­i­tary

Project SOUTH of El Do­rado per­son­nel are ask­ing lo­cal res­i­dents to par­tic­i­pate in the “Op­er­a­tion: I Care” cam­paign to pro­vide care pack­ages to send to lo­cal Na­tional Guard units sta­tioned in Africa. Do­na­tions can be dropped off at all lo­cal fire depart­ment sta­tions or can be picked up by call­ing Richard Dun­lap, Project SOUTH co­or­di­na­tor, at 870-315-1116. The dead­line to do­nate items is Wed­nes­day.

Some needed items in­clude foot spray and pow­der, sham­poo/con­di­tioner, shower gel or body wash, nail clip­pers, tooth­paste and brushes, de­odor­ant, dis­pos­able ra­zors, toi­let pa­per, al­co­hol-free mouth­wash, fa­cial wipes and cleansers, non-aerosol shav­ing cream, den­tal floss, tis­sue, cotton swabs, fa­cial tis­sue, socks, un­der­wear, fem­i­nine hy­giene prod­ucts, boxed greet­ing cards, laun­dry pow­der, tow­els, mini-fans, non-aerosol bug spray, ban­danas, crack­ers, pouched tuna, canned meat, canned ravi­oli, lip balm, ac­etaminophen, ibupro­fen, as­pirin, ath­lete’s foot cream, sun­screen, aloe vera, cough drops and eye drops.

Feath­ers, Fins and Fur events planned in

Au­gust

A se­ries of Arkansas Game and Fish Com­mis­sion events will be held in El Do­rado dur­ing Au­gust – a Feath­ers, Fins and Fur” se­ries – ac­cord­ing to Laura Rogers, re­gional ed­u­ca­tion co­or­di­na­tor for the AGFC. All events will be held at 6:30 p.m. at South Arkansas Com­mu­nity Col­lege’s Cen­ter for Work­force De­vel­op­ment on the East Cam­pus, 3698 E. Main, El Do­rado.

The first event about “Hum­ming­bird Band­ing,” will be pre­sented on Thurs­day, by Tana Beasley, fa­cil­ity man­ager at the AGFC’s Pot­latch Con­ser­va­tion Ed­u­ca­tion Cen­ter at Cook’s Lake, Rogers said.

On Aug. 10, lo­cal an­glers can find out “where to find crap­pie and how to fish for them af­ter they spawn and the wa­ter tem­per­a­ture rises. Learn tech­niques, bait se­lec­tion and times to be on the wa­ter to catch crap­pie dur­ing warm weather,” Rogers said.

Arkansas Black Bears will be the sub­ject of the Aug. 17 se­ries and those at­tend­ing can “learn about black bears and their habi­tat, along with the fas­ci­nat­ing his­tory be­hind the an­i­mals that once gave Arkansas the nick­name of ‘The Bear State,’” Rogers said.

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