El Dorado News

May 27, 2018
El Dorado News Times

State News


Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony set for today A Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at the Home Depot on West 19th Street. The program, meant to recognize all troops and veterans, will include the presentation of colors and wreaths, as well as the Honor Guard and a Memorial Day address that will include a list of casualties from Union County followed by taps and a salute. All are welcome to join the event today. Officials from Union, Ouachita and Columbia counties, as well as those from El Dorado, Magnolia, Stephens, Calion, Huttig, Junction City, Norphlet and Emerson are expected to attend. Project to add eastbound turning lane into Felsenthal NWR Visitor Center Project plans are underway with construction schedules set to begin Monday to install an eastbound turning lane into the Felsenthal NWR Visitor Center off of Highway 82 West. The project has a 60-day completion date and is subject to work Monday through Friday during regular business hours with the exception of weekends and federal holidays. For more information or to speak with the staff, contact Felsenthal National Wildlife Refuge at 870-364-3167.

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Funeral for John Boone, 69, of Farmerville will be held at 2:30 p.m. today at New Life Deliverance Worship Center in Junction City. Burial will be in Junction City Cemetery. Paradise Funeral Home of Bernice, Louisiana is in charge of arrangements.

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Clifford visits Hugh Goodwin

Two students recognized for submissions to writing contest

Clifford the Big Red Dog was welcomed by a sea of red Thursday at Hugh Goodwin Elementary School.

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Next 48, 5-18-18

TOMORROW: Saturday, May 18 Farmer’s Market at MAD will be from 8 a.m. until noon tomorrow in the Murphy Arts District in the north pavilion in the Murphy Amphitheater at 105 E. Locust. The market will be open every Wednesday and Saturday morning from 8 a.m. until noon from May through October. Slay the DRAGon will be from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. tomorrow at HealthWorks Fitness Center. MAD Playscape Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting will be held at 9 a.m. tomorrow at the Murphy Arts District Amphitheater. Audition Call for “Singin’ in the Rain” will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow at the South Arkansas Arts Center in El Dorado.

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Local Digest, 5-18-18

S.I.G.H.T. to meet Sunday S.I.G.H.T. (Sight Impaired Group Help Team) will meet at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Dumas Memorial Methodist Church, 132 S. Wyatt Drive. Entertainment will be presented by vocalist Teresa Cox accompanied by Gina Williams (piano) and J.D. Williams (guitar). The public is invited. Avery Piano Recital to be held Saturday The piano students of Marilyn Avery will present three recitals Saturday at Ebenezer Baptist Church, 1942 N. Wyatt Drive. Students will perform solos and duets from all eras of music. Awards will be presented following each program. Students performing at 1 p.m. are Anderson Colley, Victoria Colley, Ainsley Colvin, Connor Cranford, Tiffanie Duke, Claire Evans, Jake Evans, Rachel Harbour, Delaney Mason, Landon Moore, Henlea Stevens and Xin Yuan Weng. The 2:30 p.m. program includes Anabelle Brown, Charlie Day, Karis Flurry, Audrey Hendrson, Emily Henderson, Clayton Rogers, Leighton Smith, Olivia Smith, Trinity Thomas, Abbey Williams, Emily Williams and Nolan Williams. Playing at 4 p.m. are Mary Bone, Lexi Bronson, Lucas Burns, Patricia Burris, Clark Cupp, Kailey Gardner, Landon Langston, Spencer Langston, Isaac Stell, Addy Taylor and Hope Webb. Friends and family are invited.

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Arkansas judge who blocked TV ads removing himself from case

LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Facing questions about a potential conflict of interest, an Arkansas judge removed himself Wednesday from a case over a conservative group's attack ad against a state Supreme Court justice two days after he ordered some TV stations to temporarily stop airing the spots.

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Snow cones for the summer

keeping cool: With summer just around the corner and high tempertures on the horizon, snow cones are becoming the beverage choice for cooling off. Above, Bryce Smith holds a blue raspberry shaved ice snow cone he made at the Sno Shack Wednesday. Right top, Jenna Roblee prepares to serve multiflavored shaved ice snow cones. Right bottom, Jacob Prim eats a snow cone.

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