El Dorado News

February 18, 2018
El Dorado News Times

State News

Election filing period forthcoming

The filing period will soon begin for the 2018 midterm elections, and several candidates — new and incumbent — have expressed their intentions to seek, or retain, El Dorado and Union County public offices.

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Capturing the crown

Fur Ball: Union County Animal Protection Society President Sandy Maguire, right, hands a scepter to newly crowned Queen Amy Thomason and King Roger Newman during the 2018 Mardi Gras Fur Ball at the El Dorado Conference Center. The event is an annual fundraiser for the organization. Below, attendees view items for the silent auction.

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Mardi Gras Ball

Mardi Gras Ball: Grayson Temple, 12, watches as his mother Michelle bids on an item while attending the Union County Animal Protection Society's 2018 Mardi Gras Fur Ball at the El Dorado Conference Center. The event is an annual fundraiser for the organization. Right, Roger Newman is crowned King. Below, Amy Thomason is crowned queen.

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Cheering on the team

Basketball: Fans and members of the girls West Side Christian School cheer as the boys team compete against Garrett Memorial Christian during AACS South District Tournament.

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‘Sunset Boulevard’ talk back event set for Thursday

Before seeing the musical, see the movie that started it all with a film showing of “Sunset Boulevard set for 6:30 p.m. Thursday. James Yates and the cast of the South Arkansas Arts Center’s production will host the screening of the movie version of the upcoming spring musical at the South Ark Library, 300 Summit St., El Dorado. “Sunset Boulevard” is a film noir that remains the best drama ever made about the movies, because it sees through the illusion created by Hollywood,” said Yates, vice president for arts, sciences and academic support at South Arkansas Community College. “You can say that it’s a film made about Hollywood at its worst, told by Hollywood at its best.” The evening will also feature a background and talk back session with Yates and the cast members about the movie, how it was made and some interesting facts some may not know from behind the story. During the run of the musical at SAAC, Yates will also host a talk back with the cast following the performances on March 4 and March 8. He will be on hand 15 minutes before curtain on those dates to provide a brief introduction to the performance. For more information, call the SAAC office at 870-862-5474 or visit saac-arts.org. SAAC is located at 110 E. Fifth St., El Dorado.

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Local Digest, 2-10-18

Sunshine Riders Club hosting ‘Coggins & Vaccine Clinic’ The Sunshine Riders Club is hosting a Coggins and Vaccine Clinic by O’Fallon Veterinary Service, Marty O’Fallon, DVM starting at 9 a.m. March 3 at the Sunshine Arena, 2350 Strong Highway, El Dorado. Gate will open at 8 a.m. Coggins test is $25 per horse and results will be available the same day. Vaccines per horse are $45 for EWT/WN/Tetnus; $32.50 per horse for Rhino/Flu; $15 per horse for rabies. Call 870-315-1005 or 870-918-6994 with any questions and information.

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Next 48, 2-10-18

TODAY: Saturday, Feb. 10 The Gardner Strong Elementary Pee-Wee Sweetheart Court will be presented at 4 p.m. at Strong High School. UCAPS’ annual Fur Ball will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the El Dorado Conference Center. The fourth annual Black History Persons of the Year and Youth of the Year Dinner will be held at 6 p.m. in the Parish Hall of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 512 Champagnolle Road. TOMORROW: Sunday, Feb. 11 Local genealogist Charlotte Baine will give the history of First Baptist Church during The Union County Genealogical Society’s meeting at 2 p.m. tomorrow in the History Room of First Baptist Church on Main Street. Grambling State University President Rick Gallot will speak at Junction City School District’s annual black history celebration at 4:30 p.m. tomorrow in the Multipurpose Room.

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