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May 24, 2018
El Dorado News Times

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SouthArk Spring 2018 Graduation

Graduates: Above, graduates applaud family and friends before graduating during the South Arkansas Community College Spring 2018 Commencement Ceremony Friday at the El Dorado Conference Center. Left, Joffre Long speaks during the commencement ceremony. Long received the Spirit of SouthArk President’s Award. Below, Kayla Faulkner, left, adjusts her cap as Nyja Davis, right, assists. The keynote speaker was Maria Markham, the director of the Arkansas Department of Higher Education.

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Next 48, 5-12-18

TOMORROW: Tuesday, May 15 Business After Hours will be from 5 until 6:30 p.m. tomorrow at El Dorado-Union County Chamber of Commerce located at 111 W. Main St. Art Reception - WMS AIE Exhibit will be from 5:30 until 7 p.m. tomorrow at the South Arkansas Arts Center in El Dorado.

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Girls Learning About Math and Science

Working Together: Quantashia Smith of Camden Fairview, left, Sophie Ruiz of Barton Junior High School, center, and volunteer Rebecca Rainwater help construct an engineering project during the GLAMS (Girls Learning About Math & Science) event at South Arkansas Community College Thursday, May 10, 2018. The all-day event is for 8th grade girls in the region and is hosted at SouthArk. The program is designed to inspire girls to carefully consider future courses and careers in math and science before high school begins. Participants were introduced to women in non-traditional fields and encouraged to ask concrete questions about STEM-related careers.

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Next 48, 5-11-18

TODAY: Friday, May 11 The 47th annual Smackover Oil Town Festival will begin today with Lion’s Club Bingo at 6 p.m., the Haley Creek Boys at 7 p.m. and the Church Quartet at 8 p.m. The festival, which continues tomorrow, is held at Tennyson Park, at the corner of East 10th Street and Broadway. TOMORROW: Saturday, May 12 Kiwanis Golf Classic will be at 8 a.m. tomorrow at El Dorado Golf & Country Club. The 47th annual Smackover Oil Town Festival will begin at 7 a.m. tomorrow and run throughout the day at Tennyson Park. Audition Workshop with Hali Pinson will be from 2 until 5 p.m. tomorrow at South Arkansas Arts Center. 2018 Women Run/Walk Arkansas Training Clinic will be at 5:30 p.m. tomorrow at Parkers Chapel Track in Parkers Chapel. Shades of America will be held at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at the El Dorado Municipal Auditorium.

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Govenor visits MCSA

Hospital visit: Gov. Asa Hutchinson and state Rep. Matthew Shepherd visit with CEO Scott Street and the administrative team at Medical Center of South Arkansas on Wednesday where they were updated on the multimillion dollar MCSA facility renovation plan, which began this week. The renovation is a part of the overall goal labeled “Destination Healthcare” — MCSA’s commitment to strengthening health care services in South Arkansas. MCSA’s recent alliance with Arkansas Heart Hospital was the first strategic step in “Destination Healthcare” collaborations to enhance the range of health care opportunities and better meet the health needs of the communities served across the region. Hutchinson and Shepherd also met the MCSA Nursing Directors during a tribute to National Nurses Day. Shown left to right: CNO Amy Triplet; VP of Operations Danna Taylor; Street; Hutchinson; CQO Angela Williams; Shepherd; and CFO Nichole Dykes.

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Local Digest, 5-11-18

Union County Retired Teachers Association to meet Wednesday The Union County Retired Teachers Association will meet at 2 p.m. Wednesday at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church Hall. The program will be games and singing. Members last names beginning M-Z will bring the refreshments, and all are reminded to bring canned goods for IHS. Governor appoints local man to state advisory council Gov. Asa Hutchinson has appointed Dr. Charles Daniels of El Dorado to the Advisory Council of the Arkansas Arts Council. Daniels replaces Gay Bechtelheimer. His appointment expires on June 30, 2021.

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Funeral Services for Lester Ray Griffin, 27, will be held Monday, May 14, 2018 at 11 a.m. at the Woods Chapel Baptist Church in Ruston. Interment will Immediately follow at the Woods Chapel Church Cemetery. Visitation (Wake) will be held Friday May 11, 2018 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Blue Building in Ruston. Services Entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home, Farmerville/Arcadia.

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