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August 19, 2018
El Dorado News Times

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Church group's opposition stuns advocates of 'tort reform'

LITTLE ROCK (AP) — So-called tort reform has been an easy sell in states controlled by Republicans, and backers of a lawsuit-limiting proposal on the ballot in Arkansas this fall expected little trouble winning passage until they ran into a surprising obstacle from a reliable conservative ally.

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Marty Haggard

Performance: Country music singer Marty Haggard, the eldest son of the legendary Merle Haggard, right, performs at the El Dorado Conference Center Friday. During the performance Haggard shared stories of growing up with his dad.

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Grace Point scores above average in most categories

Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a five-part series looking at nursing homes in Union County that are rated by Medicare. Each installment covers a different nursing home facility and will publish on Sundays. All rating information can be found at Medicare.gov.

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Impromptu Music on the Square

Playing away: Above, Phena Loftin, far right, donates money to musicians Brew Breaux on guitar, Jenavieve Cooke on cornet, Sam Hollier on cello, Tiffany Asraf on washboard and Dizzy Rucker on upright bass, as the group performs on the square in downtown El Dorado Thursday. The group began busking before returning home after traveling through the region for camping. Left, Tiff "Mama-T" Asraf plays the washboard while performing.

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NEXT 48, 8-20-18

TODAY: Saturday, Aug. 18 Farmers Market will be from 8 a.m. until noon today in the Murphy Arts District. Clean Harbors Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day will be from 8 a.m. until noon today at drop-off location, Clean Harbors, 309 American Circle, El Dorado. The Herstory Workshop: Empowering Black Girls will be from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. today at NBBC, 800 S. Smith Ave., El Dorado. Chris Loggins will perform at 11:30 a.m. today at the Griffin Music Hall in the Murphy Arts District. Guns and Hoses Beauty Pageant will be held at 6:30 p.m. today at the El Dorado Municipal Auditorium.

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