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July 22, 2018
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CHRISTOPHER J. YOSSETT

Christopher John Yossett, 35, of El Dorado, passed away Wednesday, July 18, 2018. He was born June 9, 1983 in Camden, to Curtis Darrell and Donna Nelson Yossett. He was a member of Unity Missionary Baptist Church of Camden, and Cross Life Church of El Dorado. He loved to fish, music, fried green tomatoes and pranking his mother. He was preceded in death by his father, Curtis Yossett; and grandfather, Roger Nelson. He is survived by his mom and dad, Donna and Bruce Pepper of El Dorado; brother, Jeff Walthall and wife, Brandi of El Dorado; sister, Sherrie Hutchison and husband, Nathan of El Dorado; grandmother, Margaret Nelson of Camden; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, friends and other relatives. A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. on Friday, July 20, 2018 at Rose Hill Cemetery in Gurdon, with Pastor Chester Passmore officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 until 8 p.m. Thursday. Proctor Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. To sign the online guest register, visit www.proctorfuneralhome.com.

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Woman sentenced to life as a juvenile released from prison

LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A woman who was sentenced as a juvenile to life in prison without parole for capital murder has been released from prison after her sentence was shortened following U.S. and state Supreme Court rulings that such sentences to be unconstitutional.

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Singin' in the Rain

Don: Alexander Jeffery portrays Hollywood leading man Don Lockwood, during a scene from “Singin’ in the Rain” at the South Arkansas Arts Center on Friday.

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Boomtown Opry

Singing sisters: Singing sisters Jennifer Miller and Julie Fite of the group Miller-Fite perform on stage during The Boomtown Opry at the El Dorado Municipal Auditorium Saturday.

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NEXT 48, 7-18-18

TODAY: Wednesday, July 18 Farmers Market will be from 8 a.m. until noon today in the Murphy Arts District. Children’s Storytime will be at 10:30 a.m. today at the Barton Library. Slime Time will be at 2 p.m. today at the Barton Library. Come make your own slime with Tobin Fulmer. Singin’ in the Rain will be at 7:30 p.m. tonight at the South Arkansas Arts Center. TOMORROW: Thursday, July 19 Ribbon cutting for WoodmenLife will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at the Union County Chamber of Commerce, 111 W. Main, El Dorado. Museum Summer Fun - Fidget Spinners will be at 10 a.m. tomorrow at the Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources. Picking Healthy Food Choices will be at 2 p.m. tomorrow at the Barton Library. El Dorado Lions Club meeting will be held at 6 p.m. tomorrow at Simmons Bank, 100 W. Grove St., El Dorado, on the second floor in the Community Room. The meeting is open to the public. Singin’ in the Rain will be at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at the South Arkansas Arts Center. Rodney Block Collective - Thursday Night Live! will perform at 8 p.m. tomorrow at the Griffin Music Hall in the Murphy Arts District. Union County Quorum Court will meet tomorrow at 10 a.m. in the third floor Quorum Courtroom in the Union County Courthouse.

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MAD announces lineup for annual MusicFest

For the one-year anniversary of the opening of the Murphy Arts District and the 31st annual MusicFest, El Dorado can expect visits and performances by rappers Cardi B and Gucci Mane, country star Toby Keith and famed rocker Sammy Hagar, among many others.

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LOCAL DIGEST, 7-17-18

El Dorado Alzheimer’s Support Group to meet Thursday The El Dorado Area Alzheimer’s Support Group will meet at noon Thursday at Simmons First Bank, 100 W. Grove St., on the second floor in the Executive Dining Room. Lunch will be sponsored by Homeality. Family caregivers and other family members are invited to attend. To reserve a place, call Brenda Stanley at 870-881-5190 by Wednesday.

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NEXT 48, 7-17-18

TODAY: Tuesday, July 17 Arkansas Animals will be held at 2 p.m. today at the Barton Library. The Summer Reading Program presents animals that are native to Arkansas with Moro Bay State Park. Business After Hours will be at 5 p.m. today at Applebee’s, 2133 N. West Ave, El Dorado. Price is $5. TOMORROW: Wednesday, July 18 Farmers Market will be from 8 a.m. until noon tomorrow in the Murphy Arts District. Children’s Storytime will be at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at the Barton Library. Slime Time will be at 2 p.m. tomorrow at the Barton Library. Come make your own slime with Tobin Fulmer. Singin’ in the Rain will be at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at the South Arkansas Arts Center.

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CASSANDRA REED

Cassandra Reed, 42, of San Bernardino, California, passed away on July 15, 2018 at UAB in Birmingham, Alabama. Arrangements for funeral service will be announced by Sims Mortuary.

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ALICE RIGGINS

Alice Riggins, 70, of Lillie, Louisiana died July 8, 2018 at MCSA. She was born on Aug. 28, 1947 in Brownsville, Tennessee. She was the daughter of L.J. Morrow and Earlene Pirtle Morrow. She was a retired employee of Ford Motor Company. She was a member of New Life Deliverance and Worship Center in Junction City. She was preceded in death by her parents. Survivors are her husband, Donald Riggins of Lillie, Louisiana; three sons, Kendrick Riggins of Southfield, Michigan, Darrick Riggins of Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Shawntez Riggins of Dallas, Texas; one step son, Roderick Roby of Mt. Clement, Michigan; one daughter, Tyroa Riggins of Bellville, Michigan; three brothers, Curtis Thomas of Blue Mountain, Mississippi, Thomas Morrow of Laconia, Tennessee and James Morrow of Mt. Morris, Michigan; three sisters, Ruthie Jarmon of Whiteville, Tennessee, Pauline Foggie of St. Louis, Missouri and Judy Rutherford of Blue Mountain, Mississippi; eight grandchildren and one great grandchild. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at New Life Deliverance and Worship Center in Junction City. Burial will follow in St. John Cemetery in Lillie, Louisiana under the direction of Andrews Funeral Home. Public viewing will be from 1 until 5 p.m. on Monday and from 8 until 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday.

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