El Dorado News

January 23, 2018
El Dorado News Times

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Speakers Circuit, 1-21-18

Several members of the El Dorado Police Department will be recognized for their accomplishments and contributions to the community when the Kiwanis club meets at noon Wednesday at First Presbyterian Church.

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Arkansas lawmakers approve ban on disputed herbicide

LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas lawmakers on Friday approved banning an herbicide that farmers say has drifted onto crops where it wasn't applied and caused damage, but the prohibition still faces a legal challenge from a maker of the weed killer.

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Club owner seeks to stop violence

Michael Jackson had a nagging premonition in the weeks and months leading up to a shooting that left one man dead and another injured on the parking lot of the Brick House, a local nightclub that Jackson owns.

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French soil for Arkansas soldiers

WWI Memorial Tree: Barton Library Genealogist Whitney Curry holds French soil from the Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery in France. The soil will be used in the planting of a Willow Tree for the centennial observation of World War I. The tree will be planted at the Roy V. Kinard American Legion Post 10 in El Dorado. The project is through a partnership of the Arkansas World War I Centennial Commemoration Committee and the Arkansas Forestry Commission in which Arkansans are urged to plant trees to remember the 71,862 Arkansans who served during the Great War, including the 2,183 who died while in service. The goal is to have a memorial tree in each of Arkansas’s 75 counties by the time the commemoration concludes at the end of 2018.

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Local Digest, 1-20-18

Meet Me at the Court to host event Today Meet Me at the Court Youth will sponsor its Mission of the Month at 2:30 p.m. today at “The Barrel of Love”, the burning barrel at 821 Hawthorne. The group will prepare and serve fried fish and trimmings, desserts and beverages. For more information, call Veronica Bailey at 870-310-0391, Brenda Stanley at 870-881-5191 or Peggy Johnson at 870-677-9748.

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Local Digest, 1-19-18

Parkers Chapel alums can request original school records PARKERS CHAPEL — Parkers Chapel High School alumni who graduated before 2013 may take possession of their original school records by emailing a request to Gina Taylor at taylorg@parkerschapelschool.com. Please include your full name and your date of birth in your email. All requests must be made by June 15. Retired & Senior Volunteer Program Dance set for tonight Editor’s note: This item ran with the incorrect date in Thursday’s edition. The RSVP Dance for ages 55 and older, featuring “Slik Nickel,” will be held from 7-10 p.m. tonight at Champagnolle Landing Senior Center, 910 E. 4th St., El Dorado. Admission is $6 per person. Alcohol and smoking is prohibited. Union County Spelling Bee scheduled Wednesday The El Dorado School District will host this year’s Union County Spelling Bee at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the TAC House. It will feature eight schools across the county. The judges will be SAAC executive director Laura Allen, United Way executive director Alexis Alexander and Chamber of Commerce CEO Mike Dumas. District professional development director Bonnie Haynie will pronounce the words for the students. Stop the Violence gathering slated 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 and to be included in video footage of the event. For more information, call Mike Jackson at 870-866-7441.

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City council looks at ways to confront the opioid crisis

The El Dorado City Council has been asked to join a concerted effort to tackle what is being tagged the “opioid crisis” across the state and the nation. Aldermen will convene for a regular meeting at 5:30 p.m. today in the Council Chamber of City Hall.

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Defrosting for the Day

Snowed under: Edmond Miller of Dixie Maintenance tries to wipe the snow and ice off the windshield of his work vehicle. Several inches of snow and ice blanketed the region early this week.

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