El Dorado News

November 16, 2018
El Dorado News Times

Junction City, School Safety panel discuss policies, concerns

Visit part of commission efforts to review practices across state

The question of arming school teachers or staff and the best policies to ensure mental health services are available to any student who may need them were only a couple of the topics discussed Friday when Junction City School District representatives met with members of the state School Safety Commission.

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Tropical storm remnants to arrive late tonight, tomorrow

El Dorado area can expect 2-4 inches of rain through weekend

Union County residents can expect more rain throughout the remainder of the week as remnants of Gordon, a tropical storm that had been expected to become a hurricane, move into southern Arkansas.

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Barton Library to host open house

Revitalized Friends group completes new landscaping, indoor layout

Barton Public Library is ready to show off some changes to the building and landscaping with an open house set for Saturday.

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‘It’s a calling’

Jan Lawson named CASA Volunteer of the Month

It’s been nine years since Jan Lawson struggled to find the offices of the South Arkansas Children’s Coalition and signed up to be a volunteer with the Court Appointed Special Advocates, or CASA, program.

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The Muses to present ‘Man of La Mancha’

Group hopes to perform regularly in El Dorado

As the Murphy Arts District continues to grow in El Dorado’s downtown, it is already attracting notice from arts enthusiasts across Arkansas, including those looking to become a part of the area’s developing theater scene.

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SouthArk to host inaugural Literary Festival

Two-day event to feature panels, speakers, readings and more

Hoping to start a new annual event in the region, the South Arkansas Community College Library will host its first ever South Arkansas Literary Festival this week.

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Seeking to prevent abuse before it starts

Turning Point education program looks to break cycle of violence for families

Editor’s note: This is the ninth in a 10-part series looking at the agencies that were awarded grant funds by the SHARE Foundation as the first partners in the new Violence Intervention Plan. Each installment, which runs on Wednesdays and Sundays through the end of March, looks at a different agency, what was funded by the grant and how it will help address crime and violence in the community.

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Donation to The CALL

Donation: Karen Langston, coordinator of The CALL in Union County, left, stands with News-Times General Manager Ronnie Bell and foster mother Mayela Tom, right, at the News-Times office to collect the $1,864 raised during the newspaper's annual Community Christmas Card campaign. Everyone who donated at least $2 through Dec. 21 had their name listed in the Community Christmas Card that was published on Christmas Eve.

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El Dorado natives dive into digital currency

Senn brothers market Superior Coin as new cryptocurrency

A new trend has been spreading across the globe, with digital currencies such as bitcoin becoming more and more popular and accepted in online markets.

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