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August 19, 2018
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Marty Haggard

Performance: Country music singer Marty Haggard, the eldest son of the legendary Merle Haggard, right, performs at the El Dorado Conference Center Friday. During the performance Haggard shared stories of growing up with his dad.

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Grace Point scores above average in most categories

Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a five-part series looking at nursing homes in Union County that are rated by Medicare. Each installment covers a different nursing home facility and will publish on Sundays. All rating information can be found at Medicare.gov.

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Impromptu Music on the Square

Playing away: Above, Phena Loftin, far right, donates money to musicians Brew Breaux on guitar, Jenavieve Cooke on cornet, Sam Hollier on cello, Tiffany Asraf on washboard and Dizzy Rucker on upright bass, as the group performs on the square in downtown El Dorado Thursday. The group began busking before returning home after traveling through the region for camping. Left, Tiff "Mama-T" Asraf plays the washboard while performing.

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NEXT 48, 8-20-18

TODAY: Saturday, Aug. 18 Farmers Market will be from 8 a.m. until noon today in the Murphy Arts District. Clean Harbors Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day will be from 8 a.m. until noon today at drop-off location, Clean Harbors, 309 American Circle, El Dorado. The Herstory Workshop: Empowering Black Girls will be from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. today at NBBC, 800 S. Smith Ave., El Dorado. Chris Loggins will perform at 11:30 a.m. today at the Griffin Music Hall in the Murphy Arts District. Guns and Hoses Beauty Pageant will be held at 6:30 p.m. today at the El Dorado Municipal Auditorium.

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LOCAL DIGEST, 8-18-18

Westerman to hold meet and greet in El Dorado U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman, R-Ark., will hold a campaign meet and greet from noon until 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the El Dorado Chamber of Commerce. Westerman, who won the Republican primary in May, is running for re-election and will face Democratic candidate Hayden Shamel of Hot Springs and Libertarian Tom Canada of Scranton on the November ballot. SAAC to host photography workshop Bring an SLR camera to SAAC and join photographer Scott Brown for a two-night basic photography class on Tuesday and on Aug. 28. The class will meet from 6-9 p.m. both nights. Cost is $65 per person for the workshop. Brown, of Dream Wolf Photography, specializes in portrait and nature photography. He will demonstrate the ins and outs of using an SLR camera to its best advantage. Brown’s love-affair with photography dates back to his youth. In 2012, he opened Dream Wolf Photography and his photographs have been featured at the Bentonville Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, Hobbs State Park and by the Photographic Society of Northwest Arkansas. He also has had work published in Emerald Girls Magazine and by the Oklahoma Arts Council. 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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