El Dorado News

December 15, 2017
El Dorado News Times

The Traveling Friends

A small group of retired educators who travel grows over the years

When a trio of friends gathered for a college class reunion in 1988, they had no idea that a casual conversation would lead to a new iteration of their longtime bond.

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City gearing up for holiday events

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in El Dorado, and Main Street El Dorado is helping to make the season even merrier with a schedule filled with events that will usher in the holiday season.

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Commission reiterates aim for public service

The El Dorado Historic District Commission reaffirmed its willingness to work with citizens in light of public backlash that was levied toward a former commissioner for comments that were directed at a local bank last month.

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Council debates city bonuses

Latest budget draft causes confusion among officials

Attempts to nail down figures in the latest draft of the 2018 city budget fell apart Thursday as incorrect numbers led to confusion among city officials and prompted aldermen to take a stand against a suggestion by Mayor Frank Hash regarding Christmas bonuses for city employees this year.

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City Council to address Christmas bonus concerns

As the city nears the end of a yearlong budget crunch, and with news that 2018 projections are taking on a similar look, city officials said questions have begun swirling about whether city employees will receive Christmas bonuses this year.

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MAD looks to next chapter for district

Commission updated about Murphy USA, SouthArk events

Members of the El Dorado Advertising and Promotion Commission heard reports Tuesday about several events for which the commission provided funding to help promote this year.

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Soul food dinner to be held Nov. 11

Fourth annual dinner to honor individuals who served on Veterans Day

As planning got under way for an annual event that honors and gives thanks for people who serve the community, organizer Veronica Bailey noticed a coincidence.

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Commission seeks to better communicate mission

Members of the El Dorado Civil Service Commission are exploring ways to better acquaint themselves with the work that local police and firefighters do and to help the two groups learn more about the commission and its mission.

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City to further trim budget

As the El Dorado City Council Finance Committee prepared the 2017 budget, they asked department heads to cut their budget proposals to the “bare bone.”

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Prayer Walk set for next week

With just over a week left for the 40 Days of Prayer in El Dorado, details have been released about a component that is being revived this year to help close out the campaign.

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Next 48, 10-31-2017

TODAY A Monster Mash Bash will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. today at the Barton Public Library. There will be face painting from 6-6:30 p.m. followed by the “Thomas and Friends Halloween Movie” from 6:30-7:30 p.m. “The Haunt,” a Halloween spook house, with proceeds to benefit Camp Fire El Dorado, will be open from 7 until 10 p.m. today. “The Haunt” is located on the east side of Mellor Park Mall near the rear entrance and behind Hobby Lobby. Tickets are $10 per person. A South Arkansas Networking Luncheon, hosted by Comcast Spotlight, will be held from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. today at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, Parish Hall, 440 W. Main, El Dorado. For more information, call the El Dorado Chamber of Commerce at 863-6113 or email jaren@goeldorado.com. TOMORROW A Senior Circle Lunch and Learn will be held from noon to 1 p.m. tomorrow at the Medical Center of South Arkansas in conference room 3. The Senior Circle is a program for those ages 50 and older who want to pursue an active lifestyle. The Beach Boys will perform at the Griffin Music Hall at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow as part of their Wild Honey Tour. Tickets are available for $40 and $50 depending on selected seating. For more information, visit eldomad.com.

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One dead after Thursday shooting

Hot Springs man charged with murder

A Smackover man died early Friday morning, hours after a shooting at a local restaurant, and the suspect is now facing a charge of first-degree murder

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