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11:46am

Fri April 19, 2013
Arts

Centenary student plans maker's faire, denounces bullying

Centenary College sophomore Sara Whittington is bringing awareness to bullying in connection with sexual orientation and gender identity.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

A Centenary College student has organized a maker's faire Saturday in recognition of National Day of Silence. The student-led event denounces bullying in connection with sexual orientation or gender identity. Sara Whittington, a sociology major from Pineville, La., wanted to organize a creative outlet to mark the day. Whittington said 23 vendors will sell their handmade goods.

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7:35am

Fri April 19, 2013
Commentary

Gary Borders: Middle age means lifting with your legs

Commentator Gary Borders used to be the yes-man when it came to lifting loads of heavy stuff. Now he's rethinking that position after throwing out his middle-aged back.

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9:02am

Thu April 18, 2013
Local

El Dorado, Ark., to create litter index

The city of El Dorado is working through its certification process to become an affiliate city of the Keep America Beautiful organization. Six volunteers will pile into a city van Saturday and drive dozens of miles crisscrossing El Dorado to complete what’s called a "litter index."

Keep El Dorado Beautiful chairwoman Janis VanHook said the passengers will mark a score card to evaluate the magnitude of litter in various areas of the city. VanHook said the litter index will help prioritize and focus beautification projects in the future.

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7:35am

Thu April 18, 2013
Commentary

What Was I Thinking for April 18, 2013

Commentator Brian O'Nuanain shares some thoughts and ideas on the "joy" of reading to children.

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8:37am

Wed April 17, 2013
Arts

Jefferson, Texas, history tour benefits old city cemetery

Jefferson schools superintendent Sharon Ross plays a freed slave in Jefferson's annual Twilight Cemetery Stroll. Hundreds of people are expected to turn out for the event.
Credit Riverport Ambassadors

Historical figures who lived in Jefferson, Texas, during the Civil War era will come to life during an annual walking tour of the city’s Old Oakwood Cemetery on Saturday. The Twilight Cemetery Stroll features community actors dressed in period costume. Surrounded by Victorian monuments and fading tombstones, they act out the lives of six notable townspeople. Jefferson schools superintendent Sharon Ross plays a freed slave.

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