El Dorado News

January 20, 2018
El Dorado News Times


Local Digest, 1-13-18

Ribbon cutting set for A&A Tax Service The El Dorado-Union County Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon cutting for A&A Tax Service at noon Friday at 203 W. Main St., suite C, El Dorado. The service is owned and operated by D’Atra McDuffie and can be reached at 870-444-4408.

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The Next 48, 1-13-18

TODAY: Saturday, Jan. 13 The 30th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Banquet will be held at 6 p.m. tonight at the El Dorado Conference Center, 311 S. West Ave. Tickets are $25. TOMORROW: Sunday, Jan. 14 The 29th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade starts at 2:30 p.m. tomorrow. Lineup will begin at the El Dorado Municipal Auditorium, 100 W. Eighth, and the parade will proceed south on North West Avenue, west on Main and north on Washington to Memorial Stadium. The 11th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Gospel Musical will be held at 6 p.m. tomorrow at the New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, 800 S. Smith.`

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Local Digest, 1-12-18

Kristen Trulock to speak at Parkinson’s support group meeting The January meeting of the El Dorado Parkinson’s and Care-Partner Support Group will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday in the 2nd floor conference room at Simmons First Bank, 100 Grove St., El Dorado. Kristen Trulock with the Parkinson’s Foundation will be the guest speaker. All are welcome to attend. For more information, call Lori DeWese at 870-881-8969 or Nancy Bailey at 800-272-2127 ext. 105. Senior group schedules board meeting Community Living Arrangements will hold a board meeting at 3 p.m. Jan. 23 at Champagnolle Landing. Stop the Violence event set for Saturday A Stop the Violence and Celebration of Lost Loved Ones Gathering, presented by Brothers Making Changes, will be held from 2 until 5 p.m. Saturday on the parking lot of the Brick House, 1814 Junction City Road. The gathering will include a live DJ, free food, bouncy houses and guest speakers. The event is free and open to the public. Those who plan to attend are asked to wear commemorative, rest-in-peace T-shirts to honor loved ones. For more information, call Mike Jackson at 870-866-7441.

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Little Rock band to perform at American Legion Full House from Little Rock will be playing in the club starting at 8 p.m. Friday at American Legion. Everyone over 21 is invited to come dance in a smoke-free environment. There is an $8 cover at the door. Genealogical Society to share research secrets The Union County Genealogical Society will meet at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Barton Library for its regular meeting. All of the membership will offer what they have accomplished during their genealogy research. Members will be sharing secrets of their research, so it will be a good time for anyone interested in getting started in genealogy to visit our meeting. Civic offices announce MLK day closings The Union County Courthouse and the offices at Norphlet City Hall will be closed Monday in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. Norphlet Water, Entergy and Centerpoint Energy payments can be put in the drop box in Mayor Jim Crotty’s office door. Normal hours at Norphlet City Hall will resume at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday. Smackover-Norphlet School Board meeting postponed SMACKOVER — The Smackover-Norphlet School Board’s meeting previously scheduled at 5:30 p.m. Monday has been postponed until Jan. 29. The public meeting will be held in the central office boardroom. #SupportAgape tote housed at Chamber office The El Dorado-Union County Chamber of Commerce is collecting hygiene, laundry and household cleaning items for Agape House Children’s Home until the end of February. Donations can be dropped off from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday at the Chamber’s office in downtown El Dorado. Predator trapping seminar scheduled in Magnolia MAGNOLIA — There will be a free predator trapping seminar from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday at Steve’s Outdoor Sports, 606 W. Main St., Magnolia. Each year coyotes kill an average of 3.5 deer fawns per coyote in the spring. The trapper will also be buying furs dressed or undressed, tails and antlers. Call 870-234-2277 for more information. El Dorado Packaging to host Chamber’s ‘Business After Hours’ The El Dorado-Union County Chamber’s “Business After Hours” will be hosted by El Dorado Packaging Tuesday. Business After Hours is a monthly opportunity to network with other area professionals as well as visit a Chamber of Commerce member’s business and learn more about what it does. Quesadillas with all of the sides and fixings will be served. Patrons are asked to bring business cards to put in for a prize drawing. The event will be held from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at El Dorado Packaging, 204 Prescolite Drive. 'Barton Library to host ‘Heroes of the Underground Railroad’ The Bright Stars Touring Theatre will make a stop in El Dorado to portray “Heroes of the Underground Railroad” during Black History Month. The 45-minute show “is an inspiring exploration of the lives and work of notable Abolitionists and slaves from America’s Underground Railroad” and “sheds light on everything from secret messages along the routes to music from the period,” according to the North Carolina-based company. While the venue hasn’t been solidified yet, Barton Public Library has scheduled the performance on Feb. 15. The event is suitable for all ages and free to the public. For more information, contact Karla Nelson at 870-863-5447.

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