El Dorado News

November 24, 2017
El Dorado News Times

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MAD for music

In my hands: The band Fuel (above) performs at Griffin Music Hall in the Murphy Arts District. The band was the headliner for the Rockin' Road Trip Tour which included the bands Dishwalla (below) and Marcy Playground.

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Pep rally

Pep rally: The El Dorado High School Band performs during a pep rally outside the Union County Courthouse Thursday.

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In the Churches, 11-18-17

Bouldware Temple Church of God in Christ: A Sunday’s best family and friends musical program will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the church, located at 1611 Detroit St., El Dorado. Everyone is invited to attend.

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Display: Kay Smith reveals a variety of holiday displays at Christmasville, 110 Rowell Street in El Dorado. With hundreds of figurines and miniature models, Christmasville is purportedly the largest indoor Christmas village display in South Arkansas. This is Smith’s third year hosting the event and her first year in El Dorado. The display holds a variety of themed Christmas Trees and villages. “The Chamber (El Dorado-Union County Chamber of Commerce) helped find me a place and the owner help make the rent affordable,” says Smith who’s been collecting items for the display for over 38 years. Visitors can expect plenty of Christmas Trees such as a military tree honoring veterans, an Arkansas tree with Razorback memorabilia, a cancer tree bearing the photos and names of loved ones affected by the disease, a peacock tree and several others. Viewing times are Thursday 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. The display is open on Thanksgiving Day from 2-9 p.m. and Christmas Eve 2 p.m.-5 p.m.

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Background checks continue to cause conflict at county

Stating that he is not a “two-time convicted felon” and “has not done time in jail,” Conor Gleason, executive administrator in the Union County Tax Collector’s Office, said he has not turned in his background check to Union County Judge Mike Loftin – but he has turned in the document to county Tax Collector Paula Beard.

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Turning on the lights

Deck the Halls: Above, Union County Judge Mike Loftin, accompanied by granddaughter Allison Loftin, 11, presses the button to light up the Union County Courthouse as Beth Brumley, executive director of Main Street El Dorado, watches during the Downtown Lighting Ceremony. Left, Dancers from Dance Connection perform during the Downtown Lighting Ceremony. Below, Addie Bosanko, left, and Emily Cole, sing during the Downtown Lighting Ceremony.

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