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Qui Nguyen, a 1999 Louisiana Tech speech and theatre graduate, has co-written the newest Disney animated film “Raya and the Last Dragon,” adding to his rapidly growing list of accomplishments and successes.

The El Dorado Film Festival, presented by the South Arkansas Arts Center and sponsored by Suddenlink, has announced the festival’s full schedule of independent films from around the world.

The Murphy Arts District in El Dorado has announced plans to host a Halloween-themed movie night featuring the cult classic film, “Hocus Pocus,” starring Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy, and Sarah Jessica Parker.

Recent arrests made by the Magnolia Police Department. Many, but not all, these arrests have previously been listed in our daily report Columbia County Justice and Detention Facility bookings and releases.

The Hope-Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce board and executive director along with additional community leaders, came to a consensus this week that the 44th Annual Hope Watermelon Festival should be canceled.

The registration period is open for the South Arkansas Arts Center’s virtual Zoom Corks & Canvas “Little Fields of Lavender” Watercolor Workshop, hosted by artist Kelly Campbell.