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
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
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.