Category Archives: Family

Upcoming holiday events

This time next week I’ll be stuffing my face with Thanksgiving food and putting ornaments on the Christmas tree. I can’t believe how fast 2013 has gone by. It’s almost time for the New Year, but before this year is … Continue reading

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JCPenney to host Halloween event

In celebration of Halloween this October, JCPenney will be hosting a “Monster Sale” this weekend (Oct. 25-26)! Customers can bring their kids in costume to any JCPenney store on Saturday to: •Enjoy trick-or-treating throughout the store • Take advantage of free hair chalking and … Continue reading

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Well, maybe not just yet. However, we just got one step closer as the Chamber of Commerce has announced the theme for this year’s Christmas parade as “Christmas in Candyland.” The 2013 El Dorado Christmas Parade presented by Entegra – … Continue reading

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Time to light up the sky!

It’s almost Independence Day, and you are probably looking for a great fireworks show. Parkers Chapel is having a community barbecue party, Veteran’s Program and fireworks display at their football field at 5 p.m. The event is free, open to … Continue reading

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Hostess makes a return

For 82 years, Hostess has been filling bellies with delicious snacks such as DingDongs, Ho Hos, Donettes and CupCakes amongst others. In November, the company filed for bankruptcy leaving many people in an uproar about their beloved sweets being taken … Continue reading

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Beebe vetoes 12-week abortion ban, Senate to attempt an override

Gov. Mike Beebe stuck to the same rationale he used to veto last week’s 20-week abortion ban — quickly overridden in the House and Senate — when he vetoed this morning a measure that would ban abortions at 12 weeks. … Continue reading

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OEM director found deceased at residence

Union County Coroner Curtis Butterfield confirmed that the Jerry Thomas found deceased at his El Dorado residence this morning by family members was in fact THE Jerry Thomas, former El Dorado Fire Department assistant chief and current director of the … Continue reading

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Running back’s mother absconds with letter of intent

Arkansas fans are waiting with bated breath to see if Alex Collins’ mother will return with the paperwork necessary for him to sign with the Razorbacks, according to fansided.com. Collins, who rivals.com ranked as the 13th top running back in … Continue reading

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Are you ready for some Willie?

The “Whiskey River” hint was unmistakable during Travis Tritt’s acoustic performance in El Dorado last week. Not one to disappoint, Main Street El Dorado Director Mark Givens has followed through on that promise with a release stating Willie Nelson will … Continue reading

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McDaniel admits to “inappropriate” relationship with Hot Springs attorney

Representatives for Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel said today despite affirmation that he was involved in an “inappropriate” relationship with a Hot Springs lawyer last year, he will still seek the Democratic gubernatorial nomination for 2014. According to Arkansas Online, … Continue reading

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“Heal the broken hearted, bind up their wounds.”

There just aren’t words. Nearly 30 people, including 20 children, have been confirmed dead following this morning’s attack at a Connecticut elementary school in which a masked shooter invaded the campus and released more than 100 rounds into neighboring classrooms. … Continue reading

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Mother reports 17-year-old runaway

A 17-year-old El Dorado female was reported on Wednesday as a runaway by her mother, according to a Union County Sheriff’s Office report. The woman told deputies her daughter had been having some problems for several days and needed some … 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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“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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Sales tax holiday approaches

It’s like training for a marathon. Drink plenty of fluids, carry emergency snacks for energy depletion and Band-Aids, always stash several spare Band-Aids on your person. No, it’s not Black Friday and it’s not even a triathlon, it’s Arkansas’ second … Continue reading

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