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September 19, 2018
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Grazing on leaves

Lunch time: Young white-tailed deer feed on leaves from the limbs of a fallen tree branch alongside the road on Ondo Lane in El Dorado.

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NEXT 48, 9-15-18

TODAY: Saturday, Sept. 15 Farmer’s Market will be held from 8 a.m. to noon today at the Murphy Arts District Amphitheater. Symetra Tour’s Murphy USA 2018 El Dorado Shootout will be held from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. today at the Mystic Creek Golf Club. Ward 2 cleanup will be held today morning. Volunteers should gather at the South Arkansas Arboretum at 8:30 a.m. to sign in and receive cleaning assignments. Volunteers will return to the arboretum at 11:30 a.m. for lunch and award presentations. The 2018 Miss Union County Fair Queen Pageant/Talent Competition will be held from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. today at the El Dorado Municipal Auditorium. For more information, visit unionfairgrounds.com. World Class Revolution Wrestling will be held at 7 p.m. today at the Griffin Music Hall. For more information, visit eldomad.com. TOMORROW: Sunday, Sept. 16 Symetra Tour’s Murphy USA 2018 El Dorado Shootout will be held from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. tomorrow at the Mystic Creek Golf Club. Rhea Lana’s of El Dorado Fall/Winter Event will be from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. tomorrow at the El Dorado Conference Center.

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LOCAL DIGEST, 9-15-18

Power Hour Comedy to feature a variety of comedians Power Hour Comedy, a stand-up comedy show that will feature Paul Varghese, Chris Ivey and Nick Moore, will be held Friday at the Griffin Restaurant. Carter Bryant will be hosting the show, which will begin at 9 p.m. Tickets are $10 presale, $15 at the door, with doors opening at 8 p.m. Varghese, who is out of Dallas, has opened up for legends including Dave Chappelle, Joan Rivers and Russell Peters. In 2007, he was named “Best Stand-Up Comic in Dallas” by the Dallas Observer and won the 2009 “Funniest Comic in Texas” competition. In 2012, Varghese was given the opportunity to open for Chappelle at the Dallas House of Blues and the following night in Austin. In 2014, he opened for Rivers at IP Casino Resort in Biloxi, Mississippi, which was followed by several more opens for Rivers in 2014. Also performing at the show will be Ivey, who is a stand-up comedian based in Birmingham, Alabama. He relates to the audience through his life experiences as an everyday insurance agent and a father. Ivey’s popular Goulash Comedy showcases local stars all the way to national headliners. Moore is one of the youngest working comics in Little Rock, and is becoming successful quickly. His wit hilariously mixes with his interesting upbringing in central Arkansas, making you laugh at things you normally don’t see or hear. Moore was recently selected at this year’s Memphis Urban Laughs Comedy Festival. Section of Highway 57 to close for part of next week The Arkansas Department of Transportation has announced that state Highway 57, also known as Stephens Highway, will be closed temporarily next week to replace five pipe culverts. Weather permitting, the highway will be closed between U.S. Highway 82, also known as Magnolia Highway, and Mount Holly from 7 a.m. Monday through 3 p.m. Thursday. Through traffic will not be permitted, but local traffic will be allowed. Traffic will detour along Stephens Highway to U.S Highway 79, or North First Street, in Stephens and state Highway 160, or Mount Holly Highway, to state Highway 7, or Smackover Highway, at Smackover. Traffic will be controlled with signage and traffic barrels. Drivers should exercise caution when approaching and traveling through all highway work zones.

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GREGORY ANDREWS

Funeral for Gregory Andrews, 60, will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 17, 2018 at the Christ Temple Church in New Orleans, Louisiana. Interment will follow at 4000 Noman Mayer in New Orleans. Family Hour (Wake) will be held from 3 until 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018 at the Blooming Grove Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Lester Sims, pastor. Services are entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home of Farmerville, Louisiana.

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Remembering a friend

Balloon release: The first annual Sickle Cell awareness balloon release was held Thursday at Simmons Bank, honoring Vemetric Smith-Foster, who died Oct. 22 last year. The balloon release is not only in memory of Smith-Foster, but also to bring awareness to the Sickle Cell disease. Smith-Foster worked at Simmons Bank for many years and yesterday would have been her 47th birthday.

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NEXT 48, 9-14-18

TODAY: Friday, Sept. 14 Symetra Tour’s Murphy USA 2018 El Dorado Shootout will be held from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. today and tomorrow at the Mystic Creek Golf Club. Southern Breeze will perform from 8 p.m. until 11:30 p.m. tonight in Club 10 at the American Legion Post 10, 105 Christian Dr., El Dorado. Admission is $8 and smoking is prohibited. TOMORROW: Saturday, Sept. 15 Farmer’s Market will be held from 8 a.m. to noon tomorrow at the Murphy Arts District Amphitheater. Symetra Tour’s Murphy USA 2018 El Dorado Shootout will be held from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. tomorrow at the Mystic Creek Golf Club. Ward 2 cleanup will be held tomorrow morning. Volunteers should gather at the South Arkansas Arboretum at 8:30 a.m. to sign in and receive cleaning assignments. Volunteers will return to the arboretum at 11:30 a.m. for lunch and award presentations. The 2018 Miss Union County Fair Queen Pageant/Talent Competition will be held from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. tomorrow at the El Dorado Municipal Auditorium. For more information, visit unionfairgrounds.com. World Class Revolution Wrestling will be held at 7 p.m. tomorrow at the Griffin Music Hall. For more information, visit eldomad.com.

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LOCAL DIGEST, 9-14-18

Head 2 Toe Wellness 2018 to be held Sept. 27 Head 2 Toe Wellness 2018 presented by South Arkansas Center on Aging Education Center will be held from 8 until 11 a.m. Sept. 27 at Champagnolle Landing Senior Wellness Center, 910 Champagnolle Road. The event is free for adults ages 50 and older. Additional parking will be available. Breakfast and goodies will be provided by Kindred at Home. The event also will feature balance assessments and fall prevention strategies, door prizes, exercise and nutrition, pampering services, flu and pneumonia vaccinations, health screenings, community resources and medication Q&A. Attendees should bring their Medicare Red White & Blue Card. For more information, call Lori at 870-881-8969. EHS Class of 1968 to be held Oct. 5-6 The El Dorado High School Class of 1968 will hold their 50 Year Class Reunion on Oct. 5-6 in conjunction with homecoming activities. For more information, please email ehsgraduatesof68@gmail.com or check out our Facebook page at EHS Class of 1968 Class Reunion. In addition to homecoming activities, there is a Friday night meet and greet planned and a dinner on Saturday night. JCHS Dragon Class of 1968 50th Reunion to be held Oct. 12-13 The 50th Class Reunion for the Junction City High School Class of 1968 will be held Oct. 12-13. All classmates who want to attend the Homecoming game will gather at the JCHS Football Stadium at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 12. Admission is $5 per person and concession stand will be available. On Oct. 13, classmates will gather for coffee talk at 10 a.m. in the multipurpose room next to the high school. Lunch will be catered by Hot Rod’s BBQ, cost is $20 per person. The $20 lunch fee should be submitted to Julia Meador, P.O. Box 335, Junction City, AR 71749, by Sept. 20, For more information, contact 870-510-8035 or 318-986-4965. Second public hearing discussing Clean Harbors/Conifex projects to be held A second required public hearing pertaining to two recent Arkansas Economic Development Commission projects will be held at 9:30 a.m. Thursday. The hearing will be held in the third floor quorum court room in the Union County Courthouse. The purpose of the hearing is to inform citizens of the current status of projects that Clean Harbors and Conifex have completed. Also, oral and written comments regarding the projects will be accepted at the hearing. The Conifex project took place last year at the time of their startup. The Clean Harbors project was funded in their expansion project for their second incinerator. The first public hearing was held at the beginning of those projects, with the funding agency requiring two public hearings to inform interested citizens in the completion of the projects. Approval of November ballots rescheduled The Union County Election Board will approve the November general election ballots at 8:30 a.m. today on the fourth floor of the Union County Courthouse. The board was originally set to approve the ballots Thursday, but was unable to as they did not receive a copy of the ballot in time.

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Arkansas drops 4,300 from Medicaid plan over new work rules

LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas officials said Wednesday they've removed more than 4,300 people from the state's expanded Medicaid program who didn't meet a work requirement, making them the first in the nation to be kicked off Medicaid under a rule mandating they work to keep coverage.

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