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June 20, 2018
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Bearden Gazebo Festival

Bearden’s Gazebo Festival Bearden’s Annual Gazebo Festival took place over the weekend in Bearden. There were vendors of all types, a parade, lot’s of a variety of food and family entertainment, live music, and to end the night; a firework show at the end of the festival.

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Famers' Market

Farmers’ Market opens Members of the public attend the summer 2018 opening of the Camden & Ouachita County Farmers’ Market on Saturday. The event featured a plant sale, produce vendors, a sale of soy candles and more. The Farmers Market will be open at 8 a.m. on Wednesdays and Saturdays For information, contact Keri Weatherford at the Ouachita County Extension Office at 870-231-1160.

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U.S. has issued memo on Peterson sentencing

The U.S. has entered a sentencing memorandum that recommends up to six months incarceration for Jordan Alexandra Peterson, who entered a guilty plea on Jan. 25 of this year for one count of making a false

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AEDC tours local museum

AEDC tours local museum Members of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission watch a video pulled up by a QR code at the McCollum-Chidester House. The videos are displayed on iPads provided by an Arkansas Humanities Council grant and shows members of the Ouachita Historical Society portraying former residents of the house.

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Future funding of OPED discussed

Future funding of OPED discussed Ouachita Partnership for Economic Development Executive Director James Lee Silliman, speaks with James Nixon and OPED President Jim Golden. Nixon gave a presentation to city council members, quorum court members and residents of Camden on how the funding structure of OPED needs to change in order for the group to survive.

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CF Elementary and Ivory see growth on ACT, says report

Camden Fairview Elementary and Ivory Primary have been recognized by the Office for Educational Policy at the University of Arkansas as schools where students are “Beating the Odds,” according to a news release. Students at Fairview Elementary and Ivory Primary demonstrated high growth on the ACT Aspire even though the school serves a high-poverty population.

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Rotary Club's Civil Service Awards

Photos by Hannah Nance Rotary Club’s Civil Service Awards In the photos above, Rotary Club Treasurer LaDonna Foster hands out Civil Service Awards during the club’s meeting this week. In the photo above left, Lt. Jason Wright, center, of the Camden Fire Department, accepts an award from foster, left, and CFD Chief Rob Medford. In the photo above right, Foster and Camden Police Department Chief Bo Woody, center, give an award to CPD Capt. John Voss Not pictured is Ryan Coleman from the Ouachita County Sheriffs Department.

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Planting A Seed group hosts health fair

Attendees of the Kindred at Home and the Magnolia Health and Rehabilitation Center’s first Annual Senior Ouachita County Health Fair at the Planting A Seed Foundation visit. The event was well attended and provided information about senior health care.

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Job Readiness Program participants graduate

Job Readiness Program participants graduate Graduates of the 2018 Job Readiness Program pose for a photo at the end of the event Friday. The program is sponsored by the Ouachita Partnership for Economic Development, and the graduation ceremony was held there.

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