The Union County Master Gardeners will debut their new xeriscape-designed garden at 3:30 p.m., on Wednesday, Oct. 17, at the South Arkansas Arboretum in El Dorado. The garden features flowers, shrubs and trees that require little or no extra watering. The garden was made possible through a grant from the Union County Water Conservation Board.
A new resource center for homeless families is preparing to open in El Dorado. Sabrina King is the founder of New Creations Life Center. King is enlisting the help of volunteers to transform a donated home into a shelter. She says there is an increasing need for homeless outreach services in South Arkansas.
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.