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Despite rain, Chamber promises spectacular fireworks show

Despite what the National Weather Service assures is a 100 percent chance of rain this evening, the El Dorado Chamber of Commerce said it still plans to put on the New Year’s Eve fireworks show as promised. According to the … Continue reading

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“Mulerider Style” interprets Gangnam Style

Dance parties are generally not accepted in the newsroom, but that doesn’t mean we weren’t tempted by this “Mulerider Style” video. Southern Arkansas University students, staff, faculty and even President David Rankin got involved in the project, directed by Aaron … Continue reading

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MusicFest 25 gears up with famous faces

Union Square has been transformed in time for MusicFest 25 and is filled with greasy food, blasting music and one famous face gearing up for tonight’s show. Check out our slideshow below and get a taste for what MusicFest 25 … Continue reading

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MusicFest 25 prepares to kick off

Preparations are underway for MusicFest 25 with streets blocked and stages going up in downtown El Dorado this evening. The two-day event kicks off at 5 p.m. on Friday with more than 30 acts touted by Main Street El Dorado, … Continue reading

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Super Hog fan serenades injured players following ULM upset

Is anyone else upset over Arkansas’ 34-31 loss to University of Louisiana-Monroe this weekend? How about the injuries incurred by starting quarterback Tyler Wilson, starting cornerback Tevin Mitchel and starting fullback Kody Walker? I bet you’re not nearly as upset … Continue reading

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MSE gears up for First Thursday

Main Street El Dorado is ramping up for the inaugural First Thursday, a retail promotion set to kick off at 5 p.m. tonight on Union Square. The event is meant to benefit 9-to-5ers who can’t make it downtown quickly enough … Continue reading

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MusicFest clash inspires racist accusations

An alleged clash between Main Street El Dorado Director Mark Givens and former MC Hammer performer Benito Glosson resulted in accusations of racism plastered across the latter man’s Facebook page. Glosson, a former El Dorado mayoral candidate who is currently … Continue reading

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“El Dorado’s answer to Julie Andrews” performs at Kiwanis

Scott, Karen, Christopher, Stephanie, Marissa, Taylor and Emma Watkins performed at the El Dorado Kiwanis Club today. Near musical savants, the family is “El Dorado’s answer to Julie Andrews and the von Trapp Family,” according to Richard McClendon of the … Continue reading

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SIGHT Bowl-a-thon approaches

In three weeks, I’ll be blindfold bowling for charity again as part of the 17th Annual S.I.G.H.T. Celebrity Bowl-a-thon. All proceeds from the event go to a great cause! Money raised through sponsors will go to the Sight Impaired Group … Continue reading

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Looking back on the Olympics

In preparation for tonight’s opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympics based in London, let’s take a look back on the 2008 opening ceremony in Beijing. The above video contains the highlights for the several-hour opening but check out the links … Continue reading

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CHICAGO opens at art center

Brought to life by the South Arkansas Art Center, CHICAGO opened last night for the public with murder, sex, corruption and “all that jazz.” The musical runs each night at 7:30 p.m. through July 22, with the exception of July … Continue reading

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Showdown at Sunset kicks off Saturday

An annual tradition begins again this weekend with the 2012 reintroduction of Showdown at Sunset at 6 p.m. on Saturday in downtown El Dorado. The free event is hosted by Main Street El Dorado and will continue on the last … Continue reading

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Buffet Palace to take the place of Ryan’s

A representative of Realty Income confirmed today that what was formerly Ryan’s would be replaced with Buffet Palace in September. Ryan’s, at 2740 N. West Ave., closed in March as part of a nationwide shutdown of under-performing restaurants owned and … Continue reading

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CAVEman: Part two

Due to the great discussion we’re having on a previous Between Editions post about the presentation given by Henry Florsheim, El Dorado Chamber of Commerce President and CEO, at the El Dorado Rotary Club on Monday concerning local economic development … Continue reading

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Are you a caveman?

Today at the El Dorado Rotary Club, El Dorado Chamber President and CEO Henry Florsheim touted changes around El Dorado and throughout Union County, including new architecture, road projects and an increase in those working since 2010. Among those he … Continue reading

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