El Dorado News

December 11, 2017
El Dorado News Times

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2017 meat giveaway to be held at American Legion

El Dorado native Rance Olison is starting the seventh annual Mrs. Carrie Kendrix Buggs holiday giveaway the same way he finished the sixth annual event: by giving thanks to his hometown by citing a favorite quote as a reminder of the reason for the season.

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Strength and grace

Contort: Members of the Anhui Acrobatic Troupe of China perform daring stunts in Griffin Music Hall on Friday. The event featured breathtaking visuals, feats of human strength and beautiful ballet skills.

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5 dogs stolen from El Dorado dog pound

Several newborn puppies were found dead at the El Dorado dog pound after thieves broke into the facility earlier this week and stole five dogs, one of whom was reportedly in labor at the time.

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Barton Junior High students plan January production of ‘Shrek’

News-Times Staff Forty Barton Junior High students are now rehearsing for their 2017-18 school production and this year, they will perform, “Shrek,” at 7 p.m. Jan. 18-20 at the El Dorado High School Auditorium, according to Andria Gleghorn and Jeannie Strother, directors. Sally Baldwin is assistant director. Members of the cast include Addison Porter, Adrianna Arnold, Alexa Dewey, Avrey Davison, Carmelo Br own, Chandler Pagan, Connor Stinson, Cynthia Venegas, Daisy Liu, Ellie Jenkins, Emma Brumley, Emma Gaul, Gabby McGee, Grace Hamilton, Hailey Talley, Haley Simpson, Hannah Passmore, Henley McAdams, Iyouna Lindsey, Jana Powell, Jayna Hicks; Karina Castanon, Kennedy Langston, Keonshe’ Fields, Khalia Sanders, Khaylin Sanders, Kirsten David, Krystina Charles, LaMario Island, Lana Rubin, Levi Shaffer, Lily Thomas, Macy Eads, Makaylen Swint, Mason Halstead, Michelle Ayala, Montrey Guidry, RJ Thomas, Ronajae Davis and Tyrese Key. Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for adults and can be purchased starting Jan. 3 in the Barton Junior High School office.

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Next 48. 12-1-17

Chinese Acrobats will perform at 7:30 p.m. today at the Griffin Music Hall. For ticket information, visit eldomad.com. The 13th Judicial District Court Appointed Special Advocates and KIX103 will host its 15th annual Make A Smile Happen Toy Drive from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. today at Walmart Super Center on North West Avenue. The toy drive will continue from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. tomorrow.

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Local Digest, 12-1-17

Sunshine Riders Club plans December meeting Sunshine Riders Club will have its December meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Milam Construction, 1605 Haynesville Highway, in the engineering trailer (red porch). Persons who would like to learn more about the riding club or becoming a member are invited to attend the meeting. For more information, contact Cynthia Hastings, corresponding secretary, at cynthia.hastings@mcsaeldo.com. Hot Check Office announces end of the year closing The Hot Check Office will be closing to process the end of year, the last day open to the public will be Dec. 12 and will reopen Jan. 2, 2018. Payments can still be made by mail or in the drop box at the Hot Check Office. Box office opens for ‘Fiddler on the Roof JR’ tickets The South Arkansas Arts Center has announced the box office is open for ticket sales for “Fiddler on the Roof JR,” a production of the SAAC Teen Drama Club, which will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday and at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Directed by Lynn Gunter, the story centers on Tevye, a poor dairyman, and his five daughters. The SAAC Arts Academy Drama Club is for students, grades seven through 12, with an interest in stage performance, set and costume design and learning all elements of back stage production. For more information about the production of “Fiddler on the Roof JR,” call the SAAC office or visit the website at www.saac-arts.org. SAAC is located at 110 E. Main St., El Dorado.

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MAD announces two new shows

Shopkins Live!, Phillip Phillips set to perform in 2018

The Murphy Arts District announced two new shows slated for 2018, bringing a live stage show and a winner of “American Idol” to El Dorado.

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Ribbon cutting

Ribbon cutting: The El Dorado-Union County Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting to celebrate the move of Coldwell Banker Dumas & Associates to Downtown El Dorado. They are now located at 311 E. Main. Participating in the ribbon cutting were front row, from left, Beth Brumley, Jennifer Ballinger, Cynda Richardson, Suzanne Kerr, Cynthia Meadows, Bobbie Dumas, Shasta Mills, Jon Robbins, Betty McGee, Phena Loftin, Mike Loftin, Debbie Harbour, Vicki Templeton and Veolette Pennington and back row, Terry Webb, Frank Berry, Mayor Frank Hash, Mike Meadows, Jim Peace, Carolyn Malone and Wayne Gibson. For more information, call Coldwell Banker Dumas and Associates at 870-862-9292.

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Donating food

Donating food: Lieutenant Charles Smith, left, with the Salvation Army, receives a donation of canned goods from Derrick City Temple 352 of The Improved Benevolent Protective Order of Elks of the World, presented by daughters, Christine Davis, right and Cathy Lewis.

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Memorial services for Al Vernon, 82, of El Dorado, will be held at 2 p.m. today in St. Paul United Methodist Church with Dr. Bubba Smith and the Rev. John Darnell officiating, under the direction of Young’s Funeral Directors. Memorials may be made to St. Paul United Methodist Church, 700 W. Eighth St. or to the John R. Williamson Hospice House, 2301 Champagnolle Road, El Dorado, AR 71730.

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