El Dorado News

October 20, 2018
El Dorado News Times


Candy for Hope Landing

Candy drive: Members of the El Dorado Service League took donations including money and candy for Hope Landing Wednesday at the central fire station. The league accepted donations of candy or money to buy candy for the children at Hope Landing as part of their HOPE-0-ween fundraiser.

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Visitation for Ava H. Swilley, 104, of El Dorado will be held from 1 p.m. until service time at 2 p.m. today at First Baptist Church with Dr. Lynn Worthen and the Rev. Brian Trostle officiating with music provided by Linda Whatley. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery under the direction of Young’s Funeral Directors. Memorials may be made to the Swilley-Hudson Music Scholarship Fund , Carson-Newman University, Russell Avenue, Jefferson City, TN 37760 or to First Baptist Church, 200 W. Main, El Dorado, AR 71730. An online registry will be available at www.youngsfuneralhome.com.

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Local Digest, 10-18-18

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.

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Next48, 10-18-18

TODAY: Thursday, Oct. 18 The Great War in Arkansas will be from 7:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. today at the Barton Library. Union County Quorum Court will meet today at 10 a.m. in the third floor Quorum Courtroom in the Union County Courthouse. The El Dorado City Council will convene for a regular meeting at 5:30 p.m. today in the Council Chamber of City Hall. Corks & Canvas with artist Amy Machen will be from 6 until 9 p.m. today at the South Arkansas Arts Center. MusicFest XXXI will begin today at 6:30 p.m. at the MAD Amphitheater featuring George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic, Morris Day and the Time and Sheila E. Visit eldomad.com for ticket information. Official funkadelic afterparty with Dazz & Brie will be at 10:30 p.m. today at the Griffin Music Hall in the Murphy Arts District. TOMORROW: Friday, Oct. 19 MusicFest XXXI will begin at 5 p.m. tomorrow at the MAD Amphitheater featuring Sammy Hagar and the Circle, Bret Michaels, and Lita Ford. The Griffin Music Hall Late Night Show will begin at 11 p.m. and will feature 2 Chainz. Visit eldomad.com for ticket information. Josh Walker & Tannehill Band - Official Red Rocker Afterparty will perform at 10:30 p.m. tomorrow at the Griffin Music Hall. Child Care for MusicFest will be open from 5 until 11 p.m. tomorrow at Victory Church, 1432 N. West Ave.

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Panel to compare zoning codes

The El Dorado Planning and Zoning Commission agreed Tuesday to research zoning codes in other cities in an ongoing effort to clarify a city ordinance that restricts parking on front lawns on certain streets in El Dorado.

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Justin Moore prepares for MusicFest

Justin Moore says he remembers playing in El Dorado four years ago. “I don’t know why I remember this, but it was pouring rain,” Moore said in a phone interview, referring to when he played MusicFest in 2014. “The fans were still into it and we went on and played a whole set. It was a lot of fun.”

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State treasurer discusses financial literacy

Talking money: Dennis Milligan, state treasurer, visited Parkers Chapel fourth grade students Tuesday afternoon as part of starting their unit of AR Finance AR Future program. The program, which is done online and administered through the treasurer’s office, is focused on teaching students about fiscal responsiblity and the importance of saving money. The Vault - Understanding Money course provides students with interactive lessons and situations. It’s geared toward fourth through sixth grade students and teaching about financial literacy early. Milligan started the program shortly after entering office in 2015 and has impacted approximately 30,000 students, Milligan said. The program is available to schools at no cost.

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Voting machines setup to take place today Voting machines setup (programming) will take place today at the Union County Courthouse and the Mid-State building beginning at 8:30 a.m. All candidates interested in observing are welcome to come out. Union County poll worker training to be held Friday Union County poll worker training for captains and new poll workers only will be held at the Union County Courthouse at 5:30 p.m. Friday. Union County Courthouse to close early Friday The Union County Courthouse will close at 3 p.m. Friday because of road closures downtown associated with MusicFest.

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Arkansas drops 4,100 more from Medicaid over work rule

LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas has nearly doubled the number of people removed from its expanded Medicaid program for not meeting a new work requirement, state officials said Monday, with more than 4,100 losing their health insurance under the restriction that's the focus of a federal lawsuit.

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Pageant strut

Pageant strut: Contestants wait backstage before competing in the Miss MusicFest Pageant at El Dorado Municipal Auditorium on Sunday. Below, 20-month-old Keileigh Caver performs a dance routine while competing. Bottom, Paizley Neathery of Farmerville waves to the audience after competing in the Little Miss division.

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Police continue search for homicide suspect

Ira Baker considered armed and dangerous

El Dorado police are continuing the search for a suspect wanted in connection with an Oct. 7 homicide. Police issued a most wanted notice last week for Ira L. Baker, Jr., 25, and are continuing to search the area and ask local residents for help in finding him.

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