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April 25, 2018
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SouthArk Board meets to discuss fire damage

The South Arkansas Community College Board of Trustees held a special meeting yesterday to discuss the fire damage sustained by the Administration Building in a fire that broke out a week and a half ago during severe storms in Union County.

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Next 48, 4-25-18

TODAY: Wednesday, April 25 Chamber of Commerce Administrative Professionals Luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m. today at the El Dorado Golf & Country Club. Price is $20 to $25. Children’s Storytime will be at 10:30 a.m. today at the Barton Library. TOMORROW: Thursday, April 26 Hitchcock Film Series with Dr. Yates (Lib.Aud.) will be from 6 until 8 p.m. tomorrow at South Arkansas Community College in El Dorado. Sean Fresh - Thursday Night Live! will perform at 8 p.m. tomorrow at the Griffin Music Hall in the Murphy Arts District.

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Local Digest, 4-25-18

Little Miss Arkansas Pageant to be held May 26 The Little Miss Arkansas Pageant will be held May 26 at the Hotel Hot Springs in Hot Springs. The deadline to enter is May 18. The pageant is open to any Arkansas girl up to age 17. There are five age divisions with a winner and two alternates in each. There is also photogenic and talent competition. The contestants compete in casual wear and pageant dress. Forms can be printed from Littlemissarkansas.com. For more information, visit Littlemissarkansas.com or call Barbara Johnson at 501-318-7876. Anyone can also write the Little Miss Arkansas Pageant at 267 North Lake Cove, Hot Springs, AR 71901. Special event set for Saturday for Autism Awareness Month A special event Saturday in Smackover invites parents of any “special needs” children to attend and share resources in an effort to form a network for providers and parents. From 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, at 109 W. 8th St. in Smackover, each organization present will make a presentation of 10 minutes or less to help share information about available resources for parents, caregivers and children. Anone planning to attend or send a representative is asked to RSVP as lunch will be provided. To RSVP or for more information, contact Betty Morgan at bettymorgan41@yahoo.com or 870-818-3486. Local election forum to be held Monday The Union County NAACP and the El Dorado-Union County Chamber of Commerce will hold a candidates forum Monday at the SouthArk College Library Auditorium. The forum will focus on two races, starting at 6:30 p.m. with the Democratic primary for Union County tax collector, which is a race between incumbent Paula Beard and challenger Karen Scott. Because there is no Republican candidate, the race will be decided in the May 22 primary. Immediately following will be the Republican candidates for El Dorado mayor: incumbent Frank Hash and challengers Bill Luther and Chris Lutman. The winner of the May 22 primary will face Democrat Veronica Creer-Smith in the November general election.

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South Arkansas Coin & Currency Show

Collector: Tom Gross sorts through his coin collection during the South Arkansas Coin & Currency Show at the El Dorado Conference Center on Saturday. The exhibition included rare coins and currency along with silver and gold bullion from precious metals dealers of Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas and Oklahoma. Left, Stan Simpson, left, inspects coin collection of Rodney Welch during the show. Bottom left, Patrick Harrell of Arkla Precious Metals shows Kenny and Vanessa Barker of Camden copper bullion during the event. Bottom right, An uncirculated Barber Half Dollar coin worth $2,200.

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LOCAL DIGEST, 4-24-18

SouthArk to hold special board meeting today The South Arkansas Community College Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting at 4:30 p.m. today in room 160 of the Health Science Center to hear an update on the damage from a fire at the administration building earlier this month. JCPenney to host free super hero event Saturday In coordination with the release of “Marvel Avengers: Infinity War,” JCPenney stores nationwide, including in El Dorado, will host a special super hero event from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday. Children, who must be accompanied by an adult, are encouraged to attend dressed as their favorite super hero and learn how to create an “Infinity Gauntlet of Power” or Captain America mask free as part of the store’s monthly Kids Zone program. The program allows area children to enjoy a free, interactive workshop each month, including a workshop to make Mother’s Day flowers on May 12, creating a Father’s Day tie on June 16 and decorating sunglasses on July 21. The event will take place in the kids department in the store. Those who attend also will receive a coupon for 20 percent off all Hasbro toys, valid only Saturday. Democratic nominee for state office to speak in El Dorado Susan Inman, Democratic candidate for Arkansas Secretary of State, will campaign in Union County today and speak at the Union County Democratic Committee meeting tonight. Inman plans to meet with various community leaders in El Dorado throughout the day, before heading to the committee meeting at 5:30 p.m. at the South Arkansas Community College Library. Inman is the only Democrat seeking the office. She will face the winner of the Republican primary in the November general election. Republican candidates John Thurston and Trevor Drown will face off in the May 22 primary Republican Mark Martin is the current secretary of state and is prohibited from running for re-election under the state’s term limits amendment. Martin has served in the post since 2011.

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NEXT 48, 04-24-18

TODAY: Tuesday, April 24 Hitchcock Film Series with Dr. Yates (Lib.Aud.) will be from 6 until 8 p.m. today at the South Arkansas Community College in El Dorado. Photoshop Workshop with Mike Means will be from 6 until 8 p.m. today at the South Arkansas Arts Center. TOMORROW: Wednesday, April 25 Chamber of Commerce Administrative Professionals Luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m. tomorrow at the El Dorado Golf & Country Club. Price is $20 to $25. Children’s Storytime will be at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at the Barton Library.

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KENNETH R. BUFORD

Kenneth Roger Buford, 50, of Junction City, passed away on Saturday, April 21, 2018. Arrangements will be under the direction of Young’s Funeral Directors of El Dorado.

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Boomtown Opry coming in May

A Branson, Missouri-style variety show featuring live music, comedy, dancing and other family-friendly entertainment is coming to El Dorado in the form of the Boomtown Opry.

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115 years

Celebration: People attend the 115-year celebration of the Strong-Huttig School district on Saturday in Strong. The event featured fun and games along with a car and motorcycle contest. Colleges were present providing information for students and parents.

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