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"First Day Hike" at Logoly State Park highlights pond and Crane's Fly Trail

Logoly State Park will host a First Day Hike from 10-11 a.m. Sunday, January 1. People will be able to start the new year with a hike around the Logoly Pond. The Crane's Fly Trail is 3/4-mile long and rated as moderate, so good walking shoes are a must. This is a guided hike led by park staff that w


Magnolia students responsible for handicapped-accessible equipment at East Side Park

Magnolia High School junior, Shermar Easter, with friends Madelyn Mitchell and Kayleigh Sneed, recently saw their community service project come to completion as a new handicapped accessible swing set was installed at East Side Park. Easter saw the need for the special equipment during his freshman

MAGNOLIAREPORTER.COM - 2017-12-18 08:23:00

Police Department encourages drivers to be sober this holiday season

The holiday season is in full swing, and so is a DWI/DUI enforcement mobilization to help ensure that everyone celebrates safely. The El Dorado Police Department is joining law enforcement agencies around the nation in warning drivers to "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over." Increased patrols began on D


In the churches, 12-16-17

New Life Deliverance and Worship Center: "Christmas on the South End" and appreciation honoring Sharon E. Modica along with cantata and concert will be held at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at the church, Highway 167 South, Junction City Highway, El Dorado. Musicians and singers from Union County; Claiborne, Lin


Christmas-New Year's holiday hours and closings

Here are holiday hours and closing details supplied to magnoliareporter.com: Friday, December 22 will be the last day of class for the Magnolia School District. Teacher will have in-service training on Monday, January 8. School will reopen Tuesday, January 9. Friday, December 22 will be the last day

MAGNOLIAREPORTER.COM - 2017-12-18 18:01:00

Arkansas House: Reducing unnecessary licensing for many crafts and trades

Weekly column written for members of the Arkansas House of Representatives: There are more than 300 occupations in our state that requiring licensing. In many cases, these licenses require examinations and fees. These occupations range from hair dressers to commercial truck drivers. There are a tota

MAGNOLIAREPORTER.COM - 2017-12-17 12:00:00

Foster families find joy, purpose in mission to serve

Editor's note: This is the third in a weekly series about foster care and The CALL in Union County. The series will run through Dec. 24 as part of our Community Christmas Card campaign, where we ask readers to help a local nonprofit through donations collected by the News-Times. Everyone who donates

EL DORADO NEWS-TIMES - 2017-12-17 13:00:00

National Weather Service sees continuation of warm and dry weather

JOE INSCORE Banner-News The abnormally dry weather pattern that's set up in Southwest Arkansas and the adjoining areas in East Texas, Southeast Oklahoma and Northwest Louisiana is likely to continue for the rest of the fall and most of the winter, according to a drought information statement releas

MAGNOLIABANNERNEWS.COM - 2017-12-18 20:56:00

Parsons Boys Upset #7 Pittsburg

In an SEK matchup against #7 Pittsburg, the Vikings overcame a 20 point deficit to hand the Dragons their first loss of the season 69-66. Dariq Williams and Ezekiel Lyons tied for the team lead with 18 points. Daquan Johnson added 13 and Joel Schibi had 10. In an SEK matchup against #7 Pittsburg, th


Hearing for budget change set for Dec. 28

Parsons city commissioners have set a public hearing date for an amendment that would add nearly $2 million to the 2017 budget, although most of the money won't be spent until next year. During a Thursday work session the commissioners agreed to have the hearing at 4:30 p.m. Dec. 28 during another r


Local scam effort seeks to get bond money from caller

A citizen reported that an individual identifying as a relative of the citizen called to solicit money by explaining he or she was sick and while en route to get medicine were stopped and arrested for DUI and drug-related offenses. The citizen asked the caller if he or she had contacted other relati


Cottey College Announces $500,000 Gift - courtesy of Cottey Coll - KOAM TV 7

The annual faculty and staff holiday luncheon at Cottey College kicked off with a surprise announcement by Cottey College President Dr. Jann Weitzel that brought everyone to their feet. "I am pleased to announce a $500,000 gift to the College from Mrs. Sophia Zetmeir of Parsons, Kansas, for the reno


Calving management school set for Jan. 4

The number of calves weaned per cow is one of the primary factors that determine the profitability of a cow-calf enterprise. A calving management school set for Thursday, Jan. 4, at the Oswego Community Center on the county fairgrounds will focus on best management practices to reduce losses at calv


St. Paul resident complains about ambulance service

ERIE - Neosho County commissioners accepted a bid for two pickups for the sheriff's department at Friday's meeting. Sheriff Jim Keath presented bids from Chanute dealerships Shields Motors and Merle Kelly Ford for two replacement vehicles. Commissioners Paul Westhoff and Jennifer Orr accepted the Sh


Erie council restricts truck traffic in city

ERIE - The Erie City Council took the next step in a park restroom project and took action to restrict large trucks in the city. The council on Monday authorized a budget not to exceed $60,000 for the construction of the restroom facility in Erie City Park. Buntin Construction of Erie had submitted


Local High School Teams Wears Pink To Support Educator With Canc - KOAM TV 7

Basketball teams usually hold a pink out in October to honor breast cancer awareness month. However at Girard tonight it was a little more personal. The Trojans held their pink out game tonight as a sign of support for Cindy Owen -- a para-educator at Girard Middle School. Owens was diagnosed with b


Man wanted by Chambersburg police for theft

Police in Chambersburg are looking for a man they say broke into two vehicles. According to investigators, the first break in occurred along South Main Street, where the driver's side window was shattered and a purse was taken out of a van. The purse and wallet were recovered by police. Police say t

WGAL - 2017-12-17 12:53:00

Man defrauded out of $8,000 in phone scam

Subscribed, but don't have a login? CHAMBERSBURG - A man was defrauded out of $8,000 after Chambersburg Police said he received several calls in which the caller threatened to arrest him. On Dec. 15, police received a report from the man who said another man claiming to be with the Internal Revenue

PUBLIC OPINION - 2017-12-18 13:06:08

Three directors come together for CASHS Glee Club's 75th anniversary

CHAMBERSBURG - Four people have led the Chambersburg Area Senior High School Glee Club over its 75 years. On Monday and Tuesday nights, three of them will appear on stage together before an audience for the first time, to celebrate the diamond anniversary. Former directors Feree LeFevre and Robert

PUBLIC OPINION - 2017-12-17 19:01:26

Police log: 2 women caught trying to steal from Walmart in alleged self-checkout scheme

GUILFORD TOWNSHIP - Two Chambersburg women were caught trying to steal hundreds of dollars worth of items from Walmart at about 3:15 p.m. Dec. 10, according to Pennsylvania State Police, Chambersburg. Elan Jachlein Reed, 31, and Olivia Lysette Reed, 19, allegedly stood near one another while using

PUBLIC OPINION - 2017-12-16 20:46:34