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August 20, 2018
El Dorado News Times

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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Gleason resigns from tax collector’s office

Quorum Court approves motion to issue back pay

After months of disputes between the Union County Tax Collector’s Office and the Quorum Court, Conor Gleason submitted his resignation Monday. The Quorum Court met for a special meeting Monday afternoon, almost immediately going into executive session with Gleason, executive administrator in the tax collector’s office. Gleason eventually left the executive session, telling a News-Times staff member that he submitted his resignation, effective at 5 p.m that day.

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Donations keep The CALL operating year-round

Editor’s note: This is the final installment in a weekly series about foster care and The CALL in Union County that has run as part of our Community Christmas Card campaign, where we ask readers to help a local nonprofit through donations collected by the News-Times. Everyone who donated at least $2 through Dec. 21 had their name listed in the Community Christmas Card that can be seen on page 1B.

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