El Dorado News

November 24, 2017
El Dorado News Times


Next 48, 11-24-2017

TOMORROW: Saturday, Nov. 25 Shop Small Saturday will be held tomorrow in downtown El Dorado. Autistic Voyage will host its third annual Autistic Stars Achievement Banquet from 6-8 p.m. tomorrow at the Boys & Girls Club. Admission is $5 for guests 11 years and younger and $10 for those 12 years and older. Thanks 4 Giving Us the Blues concert will be held at 8 p.m. tomorrow at the El Dorado Municipal Auditorium. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 870-866-7441.

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Gray Thursday shopping

Shopping for sales: Above, Philip Galbraith reveals the $500 shopping voucher he received while attending the Gray Thursday sale at JC Penney. Galbraith was one of hundreds who showed up to shop on Thanksgiving Day. Left, Marqueta Burns shops. Right, Newly installed JC Penney Store Manager Dustin Mabbitt holds the door open as customers prepare to shop.

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$1M bond set for suspect in shooting

El Dorado man faces murder, attempted murder charges

Bond was set at $1 million Wednesday for an El Dorado man who is facing murder and attempted murder charges in a shooting that left one man dead and another seriously wounded earlier this week.

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Turkey time

Shopping: Holly White shops for pie shells at Mac's Fresh Market on Wednesday. Grocery stores tend to see a lot of shoppers in the days leading up to Thanksgiving, as people prepare for the annual feast.

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Next 48, 11-23-2017

TODAY: Thursday, Nov. 23 The Salvation Army will serve its annual Thanksgiving lunch from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Red Shield Diner. Volunteers should plan to be at 419 S. Madison from 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

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Deadline set for Medicare prescription drug coverage enrollment

The annual open enrollment period for Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage will continue through Dec. 7, according to Julia Amis, director of El Dorado Connections. During this time a person with Medicare who does not have a Part D plan can enroll in one, and those who do have Part D coverage can change plans. Beneficiaries can also return to traditional Medicare from a Medicare Advantage (MA) plan, enroll in an MA plan, or change MA plans. To receive more information or assistance with evaluating current plans, call El Dorado Connections/Tri-County RSVP at 864-7080 to make an appointment. Plans can also be reviewed and compared online at Medicare’s website, www.medicare.gov.

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Eileen Fletcher appointed to serve on Norphlet City Council

NORPHLET — Eileen Fletcher of Norphlet has been appointed by the Norphlet City Council to serve out the term of Jimmy Watts, who recently resigned from the position, according to Norphlet Mayor Jim Crotty. He said the term will end on Dec. 31, 2018. Also during a recent Norphlet City Council meeting, members discussed reapplying for a $250,000 State of Arkansas Aid grant to resurface four streets – Carey Lane, Baugh Street, Stony Creek Drive and Black Street. Members also discussed a plan to upgrade the sidewalks in the city along Padgett Street. Crotty said council members discussed the 2018 budget and hope to finalize the budget for next year during the 6 p.m. meeting Dec. 12 at Norphlet City Hall.

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Nic Cole Benefit Golf Tournament

Check presented: The Lion’s Club Golf Association presented Nic Cole, center, with a check for $34,402.93 Tuesday, proceeds from the Nic Cole Benefit Golf Tournament held at the Lion’s Club Park Golf Course Oct. 21. Supporting and ‘Keeping the Faith’ during the presentation are, from left, Sharolyn Givens (secretary), Ed Johnson (vice president), Earl Cook (president), Lynn Cole, Rachel Ball, Rodney Cole, Joy and Darrell Cole, Jody and Carmine Cook, Teri McCaskill and Danny Carelock, manager of Lion’s Club Park Golf Course.

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