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— Local A&P Commission

won’t meet this month

There will be no Magnolia Advertising & Promotion Commission meeting this month.

The Magnolia-Columbia County Chamber of Commerce said there were not requests to be discussed.

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SWAPDD committee

to meet Wednesday

The Southwest Arkansas Planning and Development District Executive Committee will meet on Wednesday at 10 a.m., at SWAPDD Inc., 101 Harvey Couch Boulevard in Magnolia.

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CDC Board will convene

at 10 a.m. Saturday

The Board of Directors of Central Arkansas Development Council will have a board meeting Saturday at 10 a.m.

The meeting will be held by Zoom and /or conference call. The public is invited to join the meeting and may contact (501) 315-1121 for information to join the meeting.

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CCSO tell residents

to watch for scams

The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) has been receiving complaints about scams.

The CCSO said one is someone calling about fraudulent activity on your Social Security card, and that the card is going to be cancelled, and you could possibly be arrested.

“This one seems very legit because they have representatives with ID numbers and addresses to send information to.

“This is a scam,” said authorities.

Also, the CCSO stat4ed that the Publisher’s Clearing House scam is at it again.

“They will call and say they’re on the way to your house, but they need money sent to them before they get there. Please do not send them money,” stated the Sheriff’s Office.

The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office can be reached at (870) 234-5331.

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Taylor man, 3 others

facing rape charges

After a lengthy investigation, Lafayette County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Donna Jinks, 48, and James Gannon, 57, both of Buckner on charges of rape. They first appeared in court on June 15 and were given a bond of $100,000. Since then, James Gannon has made bond.

After a lengthy investigation, on June 17, Lafayette County Sheriff’s Office arrested Arthur Hanson, 59, of Taylor on charges of rape. He was first appeared on 6/19/2020 and given a bond of $100,000. He has made bond on this charge.

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No Sparks in the Park

for Magnolia this year

The Magnolia-Columbia County Chamber of Commerce announced there will be no Sparks in the Park event this year at East Side Park.

“Due to the Arkansas Department of Health guidelines, it is in the best interest of the community to not have Sparks in the Park,” the Chamber said through a newsletter.

There will be fireworks shot from East Side Park on Friday, July 3 at dusk that can be viewed from many places in Magnolia.

This will be a fireworks display only and hopes are to resume Sparks in the Park activities next year.

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Passports available

for state park goers

Arkansas State Parks, a division of the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism, now has a way for guests to document their experiences at all 52 state parks. Visitors can pick up their free passport at any Arkansas state park visitor center and begin recording their travels.

“This is a great activity for travelers, particularly for Arkansans who may be looking for fun vacation activities while they stay a little closer to home this year,” said Stacy Hurst, secretary of the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism.

Lifeshare planning

several blood drives

Lifeshare Blood Center of Texarkana will hold several blood drives in Magnolia.

They include the following:

• Wednesday, June 24, from 2–7 p.m. at the Magnolia Walmart.

• Friday, June 25, from 2–6:30 p.m. at the Magnolia Walmart.

• Saturday, June 27 from 3–7 p.m. at Magnolia Atwoods.

• Tuesday, June 30 from 1:30– 6 p.m. at the Magnolia Fire Department.

• Friday, July 3 from 1–6 p.m. at Magnolia Regional Medical Center.

The public is invited to stop by and donate blood.

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Camden preparing

for 4th of July event

The 20th annual Star Spangled Spectacular is set for Saturday, July 4 at Camden Municipal Airport. People will enjoy an evening with great live music and a special recognition of Veterans, ending with the largest professional fireworks display in South Arkansas.

Live musical entertainment will be featured throughout the evening with local talent, the McKelvin Brothers, kicking off at 6:30PM. They will be joined at 7PM by Shanna Dorey for the singing of the National Anthem, followed by NBC’s The Voice finalist, L. B. Crew, and ending the evening with the headliner, American Idol winner, Kris Allen.

Local veterans (past and those presently serving) will enjoy special VIP parking.

COVID-19 guidelines will bring some changes to this year’s event. Due to guidelines this year’s show will not have inflatables for the kids or concessions. Attendees are encouraged to bring your own drinks and snacks. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets to sit by your vehicles as you enjoy this year’s event.

This year will bring a larger professional fireworks display for your enjoyment featuring patriotic music.

This year’s sponsors are Aerojet Rocketdyne, Camden & Ouachita County Ministerial Alliance, Camden A&P Commission, local businesses and industry.

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