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August 20, 2018
El Dorado News Times

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Back to School 2018

School: Monday was the kick off for the first day of school in Junction City (Main), Strong-Huttig (top) and Parkers Chapel (bottom)school districts. The first day of school features getting to know new teachers, going over the school handbook and finding out what classes will be covering in the upcoming year. El Dorado Schools start today and Smackover-Norphlet Schools start tomorrow.

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Gen-X Tour

Buckcherry frontman Josh Todd (Main) performs during the Gen-X Tour concert at Griffin Music Hall in the Murphy Arts District Saturday. Other acts included Lit, lead by frontman A. Jay Popoff (top); Alien Ant Farm (middle) and P.O.D. (bottom), led by vocalist Sonny Sandoval.

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Next 48, 8-13-2018

TODAY: Monday, Aug. 13 Iron Man will be showing at 8 p.m. tonight at the MAD Amphitheater. TOMORROW: Tuesday, Aug. 14 Ribbon Cutting for Gold Cross Family Care Clinic will be at 9 a.m. tomorrow at 500 N. Main St., El Dorado.

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Hudson Memorial celebrates 60 years

Editor’s note: This is the third in a five-part series looking at nursing homes in Union County that are rated by Medicare. Each installment will cover a different nursing home facility and will publish on Sundays. All rating information can be found at Medicare.gov. In less than 18 months, Hudson Memorial Nursing Home will celebrate its 60th anniversary, marking six decades since it opened as the first nursing home in El Dorado.

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Preparing backpacks

The Promise: As part of a yearly arrangement between Simmons Bank and the El Dorado Promise, the bank donated $1,500 to give kindergarten students free backpacks on the first classes, which is Tuesday. Along with the backpacks, the students get information about the Promise. Left, Leslie Carroll with Simmons Bank, Alice Mahony the vice president of the El Dorado Education Foundation, Charley Williams the Simmons branch manager, Lila Phillips with the El Dorado Education Foundation, Sylvia Thompson , Director of the Eldorado Promise, and Allison Parker with Murphy Oil Corporation.

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ON THE RECORD, 8-12-18

Marriage Licenses Joshua W. Brown and Jessica W. Wyles, Aug. 3. Ronald R. Burks Jr. and Amanda J. Burks, Aug. 3. Karl F. Hartkemeyer and Carla M. Baker, Aug. 3. Brent D. Hicks Jr. and Brandi C. Antley, Aug. 3.

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