The Showdown at Sunset is a summer tradition in downtown El Dorado. It recalls the bitter rivalry between the Tucker and Parnell families in 1902, now a family-oriented historical event. Actors in period costume and pyrotechnics take over the Union County Courthouse square Saturday at 6:30 p.m.
The El Dorado City Council will consider next week whether to purchase a machine that would simulate processes at chemical plants and refineries. The $300,000 pilot plant would be housed at South Arkansas Community College.