El Dorado News

June 24, 2018
El Dorado News Times


Rare type of tick inexplicably turns up in Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A hardy, invasive species of tick that survived a New Jersey winter and subsequently traversed the mid-Atlantic has mysteriously arrived in Arkansas. No one is sure how the Longhorned tick, native to East Asia, arrived in the country, nor how it made its way to the middle of the continent.

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Healthy Eating and Tasting

HEAT: Susan Harper spoke at HEAT (Healthy Eating and Tasting) Tuesday about the benefits of goat cheese. The program is presented by UAMS South Arkansas Center on Aging in partnership with HealthWorks, the Medical Center of South Arkansas and SouthArk Community College. Harper talked about how she began making goat cheese and played videos showing the process of goat cheese being made. She also brought samples of the cheese to the attendees of HEAT.

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I Love the 90’s Tour canceled

MAD cites ‘scheduling conflicts’

A planned concert celebrating music of the 1990s was canceled late last week with officials citing “scheduling conflicts” as the cause.

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RSVP Dance featuring White Mustang to be held Friday The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program is holding at RSVP Dance for ages 55 and older from 7-10 p.m. Friday at Champagnolle Landing Senior Center, 910 E. 4th St., El Dorado. White Mustang will perform. Admission is $6 per person. Smoking and alcohol is prohibited.

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NEXT 48, 6-13-18

TODAY: Wednesday, June 13 Art Camp will be held from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. today at the South Arkansas Arts Center. Farmers Market at MAD will be from 8 a.m. until noon today in the Murphy Arts District. Make your own Balloon Rocket with Tobin Fulmer will be at 2 p.m. today at the Barton Library. TOMORROW: Thursday, June 14 Drumline Jazz Workshop “The HBCU Experience Plus More” will be held from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. tomorrow at 200 W. Locust in El Dorado. Fee is $15. Museum Summer Fun - Bird Houses will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow at the Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources, 3853 Smackover Highway, Smackover. Learn about backyard birds of south Arkansas and build a house for our feathered friends. A Yoga Class with Gae Hays of HealthWorks will be held from 2 until 3 p.m. tomorrow at Barton Library. The Second City - Summer Blockbuster will be at 8 p.m. tomorrow at the Griffin Music Hall in the Murphy Arts District. Visit eldomad.com for more information or to purchase tickets.

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Analysis: Bribery claims overshadow Arkansas government

LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A corruption probe that's already ensnared a prolific lobbyist and two ex-lawmakers implicated a state senator who also happens to be a nephew of the governor. A member of the panel licensing medical marijuana facilities says an unsuccessful applicant offered him a bribe that he didn't accept but also didn't immediately report.

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