El Dorado News

May 27, 2018
El Dorado News Times


Local Digest. 5-26-18

Power of the Purse Fundraiser to be held June 7 Power of the Purse, a fundraiser for the Union County Dolly Parton Imagination Library, will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 7, at the Granite Club in El Dorado. Silent Auction including designer purses, a fashion show from local merchants, heavy hor d’oeuvres, cash bar, and entertainment by Amy Allen. Tickets are $35 and after May 31, tickets are $40. For more information contact United Way of Union County at 870-862-4908. Habitat for Humanity off for Memorial Day holiday El Dorado Habitat for Humanity will not work today due to the Memorial Day holiday. Work will commence at 8 a.m. June 2 at House No. 41, 537 E. 2nd St. Volunteers will be installing baseboards, shutters and finishing up soffits. WHS Class of 1968 50th Reunion meeting to be held June 2 The Washington High School Class of 1968 will have a 50th Class Reunion June 29 through July 1. For more information, contact Gwen Williams, Bobby Peterson, Joe Berry, Robbie Jeanette Clark, Linda Gafford, Bishop George Calloway, Alice Abson or Evelyn F. Wade. The next class meeting will be at 9:30 a.m. June 2 at the St. James VOF building. Meet Me at the Court Youth to conduct monthly mission project Meet Me at the Court Youth will conduct its monthly mission project at 2 p.m. today at Courtyard Rehabilitation and Health Center, 2415 W. Hillsboro. The group will be handing out magazines to Courtyard residents. MMC youth captains are Kurtishonna Jefferson, Arrionna Brown and Joseph Brice.

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Senior Fitness Day

Fitness: Connie Toepel instructs a tai chi class during Senior Fitness Day at HealthWorks Fitness Center Thursday. Senior Fitness Day is a national health initiative and is the largest older adult health and wellness event in the nation. The common goal of the event is to keep older Americans healthy and fit. The event not only provided exercises for the participants, but also large amounts of information regarding their physical health and the benefits of exercising. The event was from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at HealthWorks Fitness Center and Walmart provided blood pressure checks and health screenings for the participants. Other sponsors included UAMS South Arkansas Center on Aging and First Financial Bank. “This is a day to encourage people to exercise,” Lori DeWese said. “It’s just to encourage people to get up and move and that exercise can be fun.”

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NEXT 48, 5-25-18

TOMORROW: Saturday, May 26 Symphony on the Square will be held at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow on the east side of the Union County Courthouse and will feature patriotic and popular music, as well as a salute to those who have served in the military.

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Barton Library to host book sale next week Barton Library, 200 E. 5th St., will host a book sale next week, with hardback, soft cover and paperback books available, as well as DVDs and other items. The sale will be held from Tuesday through June 2. Hours will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and hours for June 2 will be from 1-5 p.m.

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Public input sought on master plan

Forum set for 5 p.m. today

Anyone who wants to share ideas or offer input for a master improvement plan for the El Dorado-Union County Recreation Complex will have the opportunity to do so during a public forum at 5 p.m. today in the Council Chamber of City Hall.

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Step in Time

Musical: Curtain Call will take place at 7 p.m. tonight at the El Dorado High School auditorium, which will showcase Barton Junior High’s last four musicals: "The Wizard," "Annie Jr.," "Mary Poppins" and "Shrek." There are almost 70 students involved in the productions, ranging from fourth grade to 12th grade. Original cast members, who are now El Dorado High School students, will be back starring in the roles. Barton’s MP3 students will also be participating in all four of the musicals. The students started working and reviewing the musicals in April for tonight’s show. “There are munchkins in the Wizard of Oz that are fourth through fifth graders, Barton Junior High seventh and eighth graders and ninth through 12th graders playing the starring roles in the three older shows,” Andria Gleghorn said. “The high schoolers and munchkins were all very excited to come back to the stage to portray their original roles. My MP3 group loves to perform, so they are all excited.”

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SLIK NICKEL to perform at Club 10 on Friday SLIK NICKEL will perform dance music starting at 8 p.m. Friday at Club 10. Cover charge is $8. Smoking is prohibited and everyone 21 and over is welcome. Proclamation to honor the fallen to be read Friday Union County Judge Mike Loftin will be reading a proclamation at 10 a.m. Friday at the Union County Courthouse to designate May 25 as National Poppy Day in honor of the fallen. Norphlet City Hall to be closed for Memorial Day The offices at Norphlet City Hall will be closed Monday in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. Norphlet Water, Entergy and Centerpoint Energy payments can be put in the drop box in Mayor Jim Crotty’s office door. Normal hours will resume at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday. GLOW Run to be held June 2 The 2018 GLOW Run Family Walk benefiting Arkansas Children’s will be held on June 2, with festivities beginning at 7 p.m. and the walk starting at 9 p.m. at the Union County Fairgrounds, 19th Street and Quaker Avenue, El Dorado. Costs are $35 individual, $35 virtual, $15 for ages 6-12, and ages 6 and under are free. To register on the day of the race is $45. Register at giving.archildrens.org/glow. For more information, contact Rhonda McBain at 501-364-1473, or email at mcbainRA@archildren.org. VFW Post 2413 Annual Memorial Day Ceremony to be held Monday VFW Post 2413 Commander George Fennell would like to invite everyone to attend the annual Memorial Day Ceremony at 11 a.m. Monday on the east side of the Union County Courthouse. El Dorado City Attorney Henry Kinslow will be the guest speaker. Following the program, the VFW will serve a light lunch at the post on Industrial Road. Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. SouthArk library programs to be offered in June The South Arkansas Community College Library has a spate of programs scheduled for the month of June. All events are free and open to the public. A Facebook Page management workshop is at 6 p.m. June 7, a summer book sale is June 11-15 and a feral hog management workshop is at 6 p.m. June 12. For more information, contact Mindy Farley at 870-875-7215.

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NEXT 48, 05-24-18

TODAY: Thursday, May 24 The Legendary Pacers - Thursday Night Live! will perform at 8 p.m. tonight at the Griffin Music Hall in the Murphy Arts District.

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A memorial service for Kimberly Kathleen Brazeal will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 27, 2018 at First Church of God, 918 Mosby, El Dorado. Please make memorial contributions to Inheritance of Hope, a charity that serves children and families affected by terminal illness: PO Box 90, Pisgah Forest, NC 28768; www.InheritanceOfHope.org.

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Bitter, expensive fight for Arkansas court seat to drag on

LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A bitter and expensive fight for an Arkansas Supreme Court seat that drew more than $1 million in outside spending and a flurry of attack ads will drag on for another six months, with an incumbent justice heading into a runoff in November against an attorney backed by an out-of-state Republican group.

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