El Dorado News

November 14, 2018
El Dorado News Times


Local Digest, 11-9-17

This article was published November 9, 2017 at 5:00 a.m.

Parks Hammond to speak for Union County Genealogical Society

Parks Hammond, who was born and raised in El Dorado, will be the guest speaker when the Union County Genealogical Society meets at 2 p.m. on Sunday at Barton Library. He will share some of his extensive research he has done on the Hammond Family of Union County. Sunday’s meeting will be the last genealogy meeting for 2017 and guests are invited to attend, according to Janice Fournier, publicity chair for the group.

Parks graduated from El Dorado High School in 1965 and his architecture studies at the University of Arkansas were interrupted by six years of service in the United States Navy Nuclear Power program off Vietnam, in the Indian Ocean, Persian Gulf, Arabian and Mediterranean seas.

After returning home, he received a bachelor’s degree in architecture and a bachelor of architecture degree from the University of Arkansas and a master’s of landscape architecture from the University of Virginia. He became a registered architect and landscape architect in private practice in Oklahoma, Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana, Florida and Virginia.

He returned to Arkansas and worked in his architectural and landscape architectural practice in Little Rock. He retired in 2009 and returned to El Dorado to care for his mother. He is now an Arkansas Architect Emeritus.

Norphlet city offices to close Friday

NORPHLET — The offices at Norphlet City Hall will be closed Friday in observance of the Veterans Day holiday Saturday. Norphlet Water, Entergy and CenterPoint Energy bill payments can be placed in the drop box in Mayor Jim Crotty’s office door. Normal office hours will resume at 8:30 a.m. Monday.

Bands to play at Hill’s Pool Hall Friday

Two bands, “Notice to Quit,” and “Overlake” will perform at Hill’s Pool Hall at 9 p.m. Friday. A $5 cover will be charged.

Benevolent and Building Fund Drive at Ebenezer Baptist Church

JUNCTION CITY — The Ebenezer Baptist Church will be selling barbecue dinners Friday and Saturday and again Dec. 8 and Dec. 9.

Smoked barbecue pork ribs, chicken, brisket, pulled pork and home-smoked sausage will be served. Side orders will include baked beans, potato salad, bread and desert. Brisket dinners will be $12 a plate. Rib, chicken, pulled pork and sausage dinners will be $10. Combination plates will be an extra $5 per meat.

To place orders, call the church at 870-924-5263, 870-924-5634 or 870-314-0792. Ebenezer Baptist Church is located at 269 S. Caledonia Road, Junction City.

El Dorado city offices to close Friday

All administrative offices of the city of El Dorado, including those of the police and fire departments, will be closed for Veterans Day. Police and fire services and residential garbage pickups will operate as usual.

Historic district commission to meet today

The El Dorado Historic District Commission will meet at noon today in the second-floor conference room of City Hall.

Commissioners are expected to consider a Certificate of Appropriateness request for new signage for an BancorpSouth ATM at 101 E. Cedar. Commissioner Jon Robbins, vice-president/mortgage loan officer at BancorpSouth, will present the COA.

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