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August 20, 2018
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LOCAL DIGEST, 8-18-18

Westerman to hold meet and greet in El Dorado U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman, R-Ark., will hold a campaign meet and greet from noon until 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the El Dorado Chamber of Commerce. Westerman, who won the Republican primary in May, is running for re-election and will face Democratic candidate Hayden Shamel of Hot Springs and Libertarian Tom Canada of Scranton on the November ballot. SAAC to host photography workshop Bring an SLR camera to SAAC and join photographer Scott Brown for a two-night basic photography class on Tuesday and on Aug. 28. The class will meet from 6-9 p.m. both nights. Cost is $65 per person for the workshop. Brown, of Dream Wolf Photography, specializes in portrait and nature photography. He will demonstrate the ins and outs of using an SLR camera to its best advantage. Brown’s love-affair with photography dates back to his youth. In 2012, he opened Dream Wolf Photography and his photographs have been featured at the Bentonville Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, Hobbs State Park and by the Photographic Society of Northwest Arkansas. He also has had work published in Emerald Girls Magazine and by the Oklahoma Arts Council. For more information, call the SAAC office at 870-862-5474 or visit saac-arts.org. SAAC is located at 110 E. Fifth St., El Dorado.

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Next 48, 8-17-18

TODAY: Friday, Aug. 17 Marty Haggard - A Tribute to My Dad, Merle Haggard will be at 7 p.m. today at the El Dorado Conference Center. Price is $25 advance general admission and $30 day of show at the door. TOMORROW: Saturday, Aug. 18 Farmers Market will be from 8 a.m. until noon tomorrow in the Murphy Arts District. Clean Harbors Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day will be from 8 a.m. until noon tomorrow at drop-off location, Clean Harbors, 309 American Circle, El Dorado. The Herstory Workshop: Empowering Black Girls will be from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. tomorrow at NBBC, 800 S. Smith Ave., El Dorado. Chris Loggins will perform at 11:30 a.m. tomorrow at the Griffin Music Hall in the Murphy Arts District. Guns and Hoses Beauty Pageant will be held at 6:30 p.m. tomorrow at the El Dorado Municipal Auditorium.

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Local Digest, 8-17-18

Union County Alumni Chapter of UAPB/AM&N to meet Saturday The Union County Alumni Chapter of UAPB/AM&N will hold it’s quarterly meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday. The meeting will be held at Douglas Chapel Baptist Church, 969 Smackover Highway, El Dorado. El Dorado NAACP to meet Monday The El Dorado Branch of the NAACP will hold its regularly monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the Community Room of Simmons First Bank on the second floor. The special guest will be staff from the El Dorado city office of code enforcement and possibly Mayor Frank Hash.

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Fire damages Union County Jail

The Union County Jail was forced to evacuate all of their inmates to the recreation yard for a brief period Wednesday night after an electrical fire erupted in the kitchen.

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LOCAL DIGEST, 8-16-18

RSVP Dance featuring Slik Nickel to be held Friday The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program will hold a RSVP Dance for ages 55 and older from 7-10 p.m. Friday at Champagnolle Landing Senior Center, 910 E. 4th St., El Dorado. Slik Nickel will perform. Admission is $6 per person. Smoking and alcohol is prohibited. Huttig group to hold Census workshop meeting Concerned Citizens of Huttig will host a community meeting at 6 p.m. Aug. 23 at the Huttig Community Center, 501 Frost St. Refreshments will be served. Guest speakers will be data dissemination specialist Deborah T. Pitchford of the Federal Census Bureau. Pitchford will provide updates on the federal census process and procedures, with an opportunity for questions and answers after the presentations. Candidates for public office also will be present to discuss their positions on issues and take questions. Concerned Citizens of Huttig is a community-based group that encourages people to get involved in organizing, social justice issues, advocacy and electoral engagement at local and state levels. Guns and Hoses pageant to be held Saturday The annual Guns and Hoses Pageant, which benefits the #teamcorrie Cancer Foundation, will be held at 6:30 p.m. Saturday in the El Dorado Municipal Auditorium, 100 W. Eighth. First responders from area law enforcement agencies, the El Dorado Fire Department and ambulance crews will compete in evening gown and talent categories. Admission is $10 for adults and school-age children. Donations will be accepted. The #teamcorrie foundation awards grants to help cover medical expenses for cancer patients in Union County. For more information, send an email to Sandy Gross at sandygross@gmail.com.

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NEXT 48, 8-16-18

TODAY: Thursday, Aug. 16 The Bottle Rockets will perform at 8 p.m. today at the Griffin Music Hall in the Murphy Arts District. TOMORROW: Friday, Aug. 17 Marty Haggard - A Tribute to My Dad, Merle Haggard will be at 7 p.m. tomorrow at the El Dorado Conference Center. Price is $25 advance general admission and $30 day of show at the door.

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