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Military ID holders to get free admission to ‘Last Flag Flying’

The Murphy Arts District announced that anyone with a military ID will be able to attend the Southern premiere of Richard Linklater’s “Last Flag Flying” for free, as well as bring in one other person for free.

The film, which stars Steve Carell, Laurence Fishburne and Bryan Cranston, will show at 7 p.m. Thursday to kick off the fourth annual El Dorado Film Festival, which runs through Saturday.

Those planning to attend are encouraged to reserve space ahead of time in case of a sold-out show. For more information, visit or

Benevolent and Building Fund Drive at Ebenezer Baptist Church

JUNCTION CITY — The Ebenezer Baptist Church will be selling barbecue dinners Friday, Saturday, Dec. 8 and Dec. 9.

Old fashioned hickory smoked barbecue pork ribs, chicken, brisket, pulled pork and down home smoked sausage will be served. Side orders will include baked beans, potato salad, bread and desert. Brisket dinners are $12 a plate. Rib, chicken, pulled pork and sausage dinners are $10. Combination plates will be an extra $5 per meat. Orders must be placed by Wednesday of each week and plates will be ready at 11 a.m.

To place orders, call the church at 870-924-5263, 870-924-5634 or 870-314-0792. Ebenezer Baptist Church is located at 269 S. Caledonia Rd., Junction City.


workshop offered for minority, women business owners

CAMDEN — The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center and Arkansas Economic Development Commission presents the “Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise Assistance and Loan Workshop.”

During this workshop, participants will learn about eligibility requirements and a review of the application process. In addition, businesses will learn how to connect with state contracting opportunities and other benefits of becoming certified.

The Minority Business Loan Mobilization Guaranty Program helps Arkansas state-certified minority businesses with loan guarantees from $10,000 up to $100,000. Learn how to obtain funding through the Minority Business Loan Mobilization Guaranty Program when starting a state-funded or other approved project and how it can help your Arkansas State Certified Business grow.

Attendees will learn who is eligible for the program and will receive valuable assistance with the application process. Participants must be a for-profit, operating for at least one year, interested in learning how to grow their business and about the benefits of Minority Business Enterprise Certification, seeking to fulfill minority participation goals on government contracts and questions about the application process.

The workshop will be held from 5-7 p.m. Nov. 17 at the El Dorado-Union County Chamber of Commerce.

Gardner Strong Elementary to host Veterans Day Tribute

STRONG — Gardner Strong Elementary School GT students would like to invite all veterans in the community to a Veterans Day Tribute that will be held at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 13 in the cafeteria.

Students will be performing commemoration activities to give honor to all veterans that have fought and also lost lives for the country. A reception will be held in the library after the program.

El Dorado schools to dismiss early November 17

El Dorado schools will dismiss at 1:30 p.m. on Nov. 17, according to Karen Lutman, E School data entry and purchasing clerk.

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