El Dorado News

August 20, 2018
El Dorado News Times

State News

Cotton talks trade, tough tactics

U.S. senator visits El Dorado for business roundtable

U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., visited El Dorado Tuesday morning for a roundtable discussion with local industry leaders.

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National Night Out

Night Out: As part of community outreach, the El Dorado fire and police departments hosted National Night Out at the Murphy Arts District Amphitheater. As part of the block party-style event, people could look inside of the SWAT armored vehicle and the bomb squad vehicle. Other organizations such as Camp Fire and the Boys and Girls Club were also at the event with booths and giveaways particularly geared toward students getting ready to go back to school.

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Key to the city to be presented Saturday Larry Henry Lee, Sr. will receive a key to the city at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church Saturday at 6 p.m., which would have been his 64th birthday. A proclamation signed by El Dorado Mayor Frank Hash will declare Aug. 11, 2018 as Mr. Larry Henry Lee Sr. Lee “The Green Man” Day. “Lee worked tirelessly and faithfully at the McGhee Oil Refinery, Prescolite manufacturing for many years and supported his wife and family of nine children,” the proclamation states. “Lee ultimately took the leap as a private entrepreneur by establishing his own vegetable and fruit business becoming a well known and respected merchant throughout our community.” The family color for the event is red and black. Mt. Calvary Baptist Church is located at 1x807 Southwest Ave. Annual Friendship District Women Tea to be held Saturday The Annual Friendship District Women Tea will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Mt. Calvary Baptist Church. The theme for this year’s event is Mission Anchored in Hope. The event will include Reverend Barry Dodson, moderator, Sister Gwenda Island, president of Women Work and Sister Betty J. Roberson, president emeritus. The guest speaker will be Shaneil “PJ” Yarbrough. Mt. Calvary Baptist Church is located at 1807 Southwest Ave.

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NEXT 48, 8-8-18

TODAY: Wednesday, Aug. 8 Farmers Market will be from 8 a.m. until noon today in the Murphy Arts District. Children’s Storytime will be held at 10:30 a.m. today at the Barton Library. TOMORROW: Thursday, Aug. 9 BancorpSouth LifeShare Blood Drive will be from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. tomorrow at 101 W. Main in El Dorado. The Salty Dogs will perform at 8 p.m. at the Griffin Music Hall in the Murphy Arts District.

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Funeral service for Stephanie R. Boone, 46, of El Dorado will be at 1 p.m. today at Douglas Chapel Baptist Church with the Rev. Barry Dobson officiating. Burial will follow in New Jerusalem Cemetery in Louann under the direction of Andrews Funeral Home.

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Ready to head back to school

School time: Above, children who were winners of Meet Me at the Court free backpacks hold up their bags while attending the oranization’s annual Back-To-School Supplies Giveaway on Saturday. Left, Daniel Frazier, 10, receives free school supplies from Rachelle Wardell and Brenda Stanley of Meet Me at the Court's back-to-School Supplies Giveaway on Saturday.

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HEAT to be presented Aug. 14 The South Arkansas Center on Aging, a program of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) in partnership with HealthWorks, the Medical Center of South Arkansas and SouthArk will present HEAT (Healthy Eating and Tasting) at 11:30 a.m. Aug. 14 at HealthWorks Fitness Center. Michael Rice with Fayrays will demonstrate creative ways to make a healthy burger. This program is free to seniors and a light lunch will be served. Reservations are required and must be received by noon Monday. For more information, contact the UAMS South Arkansas Center on Aging at 870-881-8969 or email Lori DeWese at lkdewese@uams.edu.

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NEXT 48,8-7-18

TODAY: Tuesday, Aug. 7 Ribbon cutting for The Travel Emporium hosted by the El Dorado-Union County Chamber of Commerce will be held at noon today at 103 E. Main St., Suite C in El Dorado. The public is invited to attend. The El Dorado Veggie Club will meet at 5:30 p.m. today at the SouthArk Library. Enjoy a friendly discussion with Q&A and a supportive community while learning more about plant-based nutrition. The El Dorado Police Department - National Night Out will be held from 6-9 p.m. today at the Murphy Arts District, next to the playscape splash pad, in downtown El Dorado. TOMORROW: Wednesday, Aug. 8 Farmers Market will be from 8 a.m. until noon tomorrow in the Murphy Arts District. Children’s Storytime will be held at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at the Barton Library.

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