Events for March 2017
El Dorado Chamber of Commerce
Feb 13 - Mar 31   Applebee's NEW 12 Minutes or It's Free Lunch Deals, M-F Until 2PM
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Applebee's introduces the NEW 12 Minutes or Your Lunch is FREE until 2PM Lunch Deals. Full-size menu items starting at $7.99 including tea or soft drink served in 12 minutes or less. Valid for dine-in only. Not valid for large parties of 7 or more. Choose any of these full-size menu items: $7.99: Classic Cheeseburger, Cedar Grilled Lemon Chicken, Chicken Tenders $8.99: Oriental Chicken Salad, Clubhouse Grille, Grilled Chicken Breast with 2 Classic Sides $9.99: 6-oz USDA Choice Top Sirloin with 2 Classic Sides*, Fiesta Lime Chicken, Three-Cheese Chicken Cavatappi *Steak is excluded from the 12-minute guarantee due to required cooking time. 12-minute guarantee is available until 2PM, Monday-Friday. Lunch Deals without the 12-minute guarantee available until 5PM, Monday-Friday. Ask your server for details.
Date:   February 13, 2017 - March 31, 2017
Time:   10:45 AM - 02:00 PM
Website:   https://www.facebook.com/applebeeseldorado/
Location:   El Dorado Applebee's
Contact:   El Dorado Applebee's, 870-881-9600.
Email:   gina.applearkansas@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   12-Minute Guarantee valid Monday-Friday until 2PM. Lunch Deals available until 5PM Monday-Friday.
Feb 22 - Mar 11   PETER FLETCHER ~ CLASSICAL GUITAR
Fletcher will perform selections from his new CD, which contains such classical masterworks such as Paganini’s dazzling Caprice No. 24, and the ever popular Cordoba by the Spanish composer Isaac Albeniz. Other repertoire on the program includes Bach’s monumental Lute Suite No. 3, the exciting and fiendishly difficult Five Bagatelles for Guitar by British composer William Walton, Fletcher’s transcriptions of the French composer Erik Satie, and works by Dowland, Llobet and Segovia. In addition Peter will perform a very special arrangement of the Shaker hymn Simple Gifts, which has become a favorite among audiences. On May 6, 2017, Peter will perform this exact program at Weill Recital Hall Carnegie Hall in New York City. There will be a brief intermission for audience convenience and Peter will remain after the program to meet with his fans.
Date:   February 22, 2017 - March 11, 2017
Time:   12:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Website:   http://www.bartonlibrary.org
Location:   South Ark Community College- Library Auditorium
Contact:   Laura Cleveland, Director Barton Public Library lcleveland@bartonlibrary.org 870-863-5447
Email:   lcleveland@bartonlibrary.org
Date/Time Details:   Friday and Saturday, March 10th and 11th, 2017 at 7pm.
Fees/Admission:   This concert is brought to you by Barton Library. It is free and open to the public.
Feb 26 - Mar 02   Rhea Lana's of El Dorado
This is our Spring/Summer Children's Consignment Event. Over 600 families from South AR come together to sell the items their kids have outgrown. We will have over 58,000 items available during our event: clothing, furniture, toys, baby equipment & more!
Date:   February 26, 2017 - March 2, 2017
Time:   11:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://www.eldorado.rhealana.com
Location:   El Dorado Conference Center 311 South West Ave.
Contact:   Melissa Polk, Owner 501-328-7262
Email:   melissa@rhealana.com
Date/Time Details:   Sunday, Feb. 26 11AM-8PM Monday, Feb. 27 9AM-8PM Tuesday, Feb. 28 9AM-3PM Wednesday, March 1 9AM-8PM (Half Price Sale) Thursday, March 2 9AM-3PM (Half Price Sale)
Fees/Admission:   Admission is always free!
Mar 01   Medical Center of South Arkansas Senior Circle Lunch and Learn
Senior Circle, a Medical Center of South Arkansas program, is now accepting new members. Senior Circle is a program for individuals age 50 or better who are interested in pursuing an active lifestyle, learning about health and wellness and meeting others. Events and activities are designed to help you stay healthy, vibrant and active. We encourage you to pursue the things you love, try new hobbies and interests and meet new friends.
Date:   March 1, 2017
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.seniorcircle.com/
Location:   Medical Center of South Arkansas, Conference Room #3, first floor near the main entrance.
Contact:   To make reservations, become a member or inquire, please contact Alex Bennett at 870-864-3245.
Email:   alexandria.bennett@mcsaeldo.com
Date/Time Details:   Senior Circle meetings are always held on the 1st Wednesday of the month at 12:00 noon.
Fees/Admission:   Lunch is free for Senior Circle Members and $15 for non-members which includes your annual membership. Circle memberships are only $15 a year, but the benefits can be priceless to your health and happiness.
Mar 02   El Dorado Lions Club Meeting
The El Dorado Lions Club meets on every 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month. The meeting is held at 6:00 p.m. at  Simmons Bank, 100 W. Grove Street in the Community Room on the second floor. This meeting is open to the public!
Date:   March 2, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Location:   Simmons Bank, 100 W. Grove Street in the Community Room on the second floor
Email:   eldorado.lionsclub@yahoo.com
Date/Time Details:   1st and 3rd Thursday of each month!
Fees/Admission:   FREE!
Mar 02 - Mar 03   Applebee's Late Night Karaoke
Date:   March 2, 2017 - March 3, 2017
Time:   09:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Mar 04   Union County Master Gardeners DIRT FRIENDS FESTIVAL
DIRT FRIENDS FESTIVAL is a garden event with featured speaker Paul James "The Gardener Guy" from HGTV's Gardening by the Yard. Paul will speak at two sessions and there will be exhibitors,vendors, refreshments and door prizes
Date:   March 4, 2017
Time:   09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:   College Avenue Church of Christ 1817 N. College El Doado
Contact:   Barbie Luther ucmastergardener@suddenlink.net
Email:   ucmastergardener@suddenlink.net
Date/Time Details:   March 4, 2017 9am til noon
Fees/Admission:   $10.00 Admission Fee
Mar 04   Backyard Gardening Class
Location: SouthArk East Campus Dates: March 4th, 11th from 2-4pm & April 3rd, 10th, 17th from 5:30-6:30 pm Cost: $65 Join our gardening instructor James Depper, formerly of Bean Mountain Farms and Saving Arkansas’ Agricultural Heritage. Learn how to grow a garden from the beginning to the end—construction, planting, cultivating, and harvesting. Enjoy the fruits of your labor right in your own backyard!
Date:   March 4, 2017
Time:   02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://southark.libcal.com/event/3059830
Contact:   Registration is required! 870.864.7192
Email:   gdepper@southark.edu
Mar 05   South Arkansas Bridal Expo

South Arkansas Bridal Show was created to offer a FUN and RELAXED atmosphere for couples to plan their wedding and designed for the wedding professionals looking to make a connection with wedding couples with more quality time and that “no rush” feeling.

We bring all the leading professionals to you all in one day, all in one place.  While you’re planning YOUR day; you have decisions, appointments, phone calls and errands to do.  Let us help relieve your stress by helping you get your wedding planning off to a great start.   This “One-Stop” planning experience is the perfect way to find all of the services you’ll need to make your wedding day as perfect as you’ve imagined.

Let our top wedding professionals inspire you... Enjoy high energy fashion shows featuring the ultimate in bridal fashions for the entire wedding party.  All the products, services, ideas and information you’ll need to make your dream wedding come to life are all waiting for you at the South Arkansas Bridal Show.

Date:   March 5, 2017
Time:   01:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Location:   El Dorado Golf and Country Club
101 Shady Side Street, El Dorado, AR 71730
Contact:   Molly Cupp
Email:   molly@goeldorado.com
Date/Time Details:   March 5th
1:00 P.M.-5:00 P.M. 
Fees/Admission:   Vender Booth $100 El Dorado-Union County Chamber Members
Vender Booth $150 Non-members
Extra space $50

Tickets $10 advanced purchase
$20 at the Door
Mar 06   Master Gardeners: Busy Bees and Other Pollinators
Join us as the Master Gardeners of Union County present information on how to develop pollinator friendly spaces in your home garden!
Date:   March 6, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://southark.libguides.com
Location:   SouthArk Library
Contact:   SouthArk Library 300 Summit Street El Dorado, AR 71730 librarystaff@southark.edu 870-864-7115
Email:   librarystaff@southark.edu
Date/Time Details:   March 6, 6:00-8:00 PM
Fees/Admission:   FREE!
Mar 06   Intermediate East Coast Swing Dance Classes
Location: SouthArk Gym Time: 7--9pm Dates: Starts Monday, March 6th through Monday March 27th ?Cost: $49 Lace up your dancing shoes and join instructor Wayne Guinn for this fun and popular dancing class.
Date:   March 6, 2017
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://southark.libcal.com/event/3059838
Contact:   Registration is required! 870.864.7192
Email:   gdepper@southark.edu
Mar 07   Ribbon Cutting for Marten Transport
Please join us celebrating Martin Transport, Inc. on Tuesday, March 7th at 10:30A.M. with a ribbon cutting ceremony. They are located at 2346 Pershing Hwy in Smackover.
 
Martin Transport, Inc. has the capabilities to haul everything from crude oil to sulfuric acid. At Martin Transport, they believe their drivers are the best in the industry. The integrity and professionalism they exhibit on a daily basis has earned them an elite status among freight haulers in North America.
 
If you're interested in becoming part of a team that is dedicated to excellence - if you want the best that professional driving has to offer, Call or Apply Now. Their office hours are Monday through Friday 8:00A.M. till 5:00P.M. Feel free to contact them at (870) 725-2296 for further information.
Date:   March 7, 2017
Time:   10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location:   Marten Transport
 2346 Pershing Hwy in Smackover
Contact:   (870) 725-2296
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, March 7th at 10:30A.M.
Mar 07 - May 11   Free Women's Run/Walk Clinic
Free 10 week training program for women of all ages and abilities to learn to run or walk for exercise. At the completion of the 10 weeks of training your graduation event will be the Women Can Run/Walk 5K in Conway on May 13th, 2017. Clinics will meet twice weekly on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:00 PM at Parkers Chapel Track.
Date:   March 7, 2017 - May 11, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM
Website:   https://runsignup.com/Race/AR/ElDorado/WomenRunArkansasTrainingClinicElDorado
Location:   Parkers Chapel Track
Contact:   Kristi Rainwater
Email:   womenruneldorado@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Every Tuesday and Thursday starting March 7th through May 11th, 6:00pm.
Fees/Admission:   Free
Mar 07   Intermediate West Coast Swing Dance Classes
Location: SouthArk Gym Time: 7--9pm Dates: Classes start Tuesday, March 7th and end Tuesday, March 28th Cost: $49 This dance style is suitable for the ballroom or the dance hall--or for some great exercise! Join instructor Wayne Guinn to learn about this fun and popular dance.
Date:   March 7, 2017
Time:   07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://southark.libcal.com/event/3059843
Contact:   Registration is required! 870.864.7192
Email:   gdepper@southark.edu
Mar 09   A Bed for Bluebirds Class
March 9th 6—7:30pm A Bed for Bluebirds FREE Hosted by Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, this free workshop will show you how to build and decorate your very own bluebird box to place in your yard.
Date:   March 9, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://southark.libcal.com/event/3037236
Location:   SouthArk East Campus Center for Workforce Rm 121
Contact:   Registration is required! 870.864.7192
Email:   gdepper@southark.edu
Mar 09 - Mar 10   Applebee's Late Night Karaoke
Date:   March 9, 2017 - March 10, 2017
Time:   09:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Mar 12   Anderson Cooper Speaks to NSLS!
Join us in the SouthArk Library Auditorium as CNN anchor, journalist, author and TV personality Anderson Cooper speaks to the National Society of Leadership and Success via webcast! Contact Dean Inman at dinman@southark.edu for more information.
Date:   March 12, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://southark.libguides.com
Location:   SouthArk Library
Contact:   SouthArk Library 300 Summit Street El Dorado, AR 71730 870-864-7115 librarystaff@southark.edu
Email:   librarystaff@southark.edu
Date/Time Details:   March 12 6 PM
Fees/Admission:   FREE!
Mar 13   Crawfish Three Ways Cooking Class
March 13th 6—8pm Crawfish $20 El Dorado High School Teaching Kitchens Spring = Crawfish Season Crawfish Three Ways Native New Orleanian Cathy Harrell will demonstrate how to prepare and serve Crawfish in three different ways. Crawfish Etouffee Crawfish Monica (pasta) Crawfish Pie Come hungry and ready to have fun!
Date:   March 13, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://southark.libcal.com/event/3037247
Contact:   Registration is required! 870.864.7192
Email:   gdepper@southark.edu
Mar 13   Big Eyes
Join us for "Big Eyes," a drama about the awakening of painter Margaret Keane, her phenomenal success in the 1950s, and the subsequent legal difficulties she had with her husband, who claimed credit for her works in the 1960s. (Imdb)
Date:   March 13, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://southark.libguides.com
Location:   SouthArk Library
Contact:   SouthArk Library 300 Summit Street El Dorado, AR 71730 870-864-7115 librarystaff@southark.edu
Email:   librarystaff@southark.edu
Date/Time Details:   March 13 6 PM
Fees/Admission:   FREE!
Mar 14   Business After Hours hosted by First Financial Bank
Business After Hours hosted by First Financial Bank. This event is Tuesday, March 14th; located at 214 N. Washington, beginning at 5:00 p.m. 
Food will be catered by Copper Pot. Enjoy tours of the newly renovated First Financial Bank Corporate branch, refreshments and a chance to walk away with $100 CASH and prizes. Door prices includes: Amazon Echo, RTIC Tumblers, South Arkansas Symphony Orchestra Tickets, Spring Market Tickets, Jungle Book Tickets & MUCH MORE! Please RSVP to chamber@goeldorado.com or (870) 863-6113. The cost is $5 at the door!
Date:   March 14, 2017
Time:   05:00 PM - 06:30 PM
Location:   First Financial Bank
214 North Washington
Date/Time Details:   5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $5 at the door!
Mar 14   Hoda Kotb Speaks to NSLS!
Join us in the SouthArk Library Auditorium as Today Show host and TV personality Hoda Kotb speaks to the National Society of Leadership and Success via webcast! Contact Dean Inman at dinman@southark.edu for more information.
Date:   March 14, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://southark.libguides.com
Location:   SouthArk Library
Contact:   SouthArk Libray 300 Summit Street El Dorado, AR 71730 870-864-7115 librarystaff@southark.edu
Email:   librarystaff@southark.edu
Date/Time Details:   March 14 6 PM
Fees/Admission:   FREE!
Mar 15 - Mar 31   Registration for Empowered to Connect Conference Deadline
The Actual Event is April 7-8. Registration is due March 31, 2017.
The Empowered to Connect Live Simulcast is a free event brought to you by The CALL in Arkansas. This two day conference will focus on the TBRI model to assist our community when serving children with a past of trauma. This model not only focuses on the brain development during this trauma but also on different attachment styles and the roles they play. This event is targeted to teachers, parents, counselor, or anyone that has a role in the lives of children.
Date:   March 15, 2017 - March 31, 2017
Website:   https://www.eventbrite.com/e/empowered-to-connect-tickets-31932610297
Location:   College Ave church of Christ
Email:   karen.langston@thecallinarkansas.org
Fees/Admission:   free Registration : https://www.eventbrite.com/e/empowered-to-connect-tickets-31932610297
Mar 15   Family Caregiver Workshop: Dementia
This workshop will present an overview of Dementia and Alzheimer's disease and provide caregiving tips that help maintain respect, dignity and quality of life for the person living with dementia.
Date:   March 15, 2017
Time:   10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location:   South Arkansas Center on Aging Education Center 106 West Main, Suite 310 El Dorado Ar
Contact:   Katy Canright 870.881.8969
Email:   KECanright@uams.edu
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday, March 15 10:00am - 4:00pm
Fees/Admission:   FREE to the public Registration required by calling 870.881.8969 LUNCH PROVIDED
Mar 16   El Dorado Lions Club Meeting
The El Dorado Lions Club meets on every 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month. The meeting is held at 6:00 p.m. at  Simmons Bank, 100 W. Grove Street in the Community Room on the second floor. This meeting is open to the public!
Date:   March 16, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Location:   Simmons Bank, 100 W. Grove Street in the Community Room on the second floor
Email:   eldorado.lionsclub@yahoo.com
Date/Time Details:   1st and 3rd Thursday of each month!
Fees/Admission:   FREE!
Mar 16   Andrea Benton: Hidden Figures
Join us as Andrea Benton of Aerojet Rocketdyne speaks about hidden figures in the American aerospace industry and her own experiences at Aerojet in recognition of Women's History Month. Don't miss it!
Date:   March 16, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://southark.libguides.com
Location:   SouthArk Library
Contact:   SouthArk Library 300 Summit Street El Dorado, AR 71730 870-864-7115 librarystaff@southark.edu
Email:   librarystaff@southark.edu
Date/Time Details:   March 16 6 PM
Fees/Admission:   FREE!
Mar 16 - Mar 17   Applebee's Late Night Karaoke
Date:   March 16, 2017 - March 17, 2017
Time:   09:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Mar 18   Spring Market
Come shop at the 1st Annual Spring Market Saturday, March 18th from 9am to 4pm at the El Dorado Conference Center. There will be vendors from the Ark-La-Tex region from boutiques to handmade crafts. Easter Pictures by Kristyn Riley Photography from 9:30-12:00. $15 for 5 edited photos on a disc. There will be free small business development courses in the Cypress Breakout room. Learn about Product Photography: The Basics with Brooke Burger from The Diamond Agency & El Dorado Insider from 9:30-10:30 and How to Finance A New Business: How Much Do I Need & Where Will I Get It? from John Riggins- President of The Riggins Group from 10:30-11:30. Sponsored By: Arkansas Women's Business Center, APEX Redi-Mixed Concrete, First Financial Bank, BancorpSouth, South Arkansas Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, Lion Federal Credit Union, South Arkansas Women's Clinic, and HEPCO.
Date:   March 18, 2017
Time:   09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location:   El Dorado Conference Center
Contact:   Shay Kaldem 870-864-8429
Email:   skaldem@winrock.org
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, March 18th 9am to 4pm
Fees/Admission:   $3.00 General Admission Look for our advertisement in El Dorado News Times Sticky Note Ad- Friday, March 17th for a $1.00 off coupon for admission.
Mar 20   Community Forum
The SouthArk Library is a community library - and that means we're YOUR library! Our community forum is designed to provide you with information about the SouthArk Library, answer your questions, and help you spread the word about the opportunities available here! Join us to learn more about YOUR library and see what we can do for you.
Date:   March 20, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://southark.libguides.com
Location:   SouthArk Library
Contact:   SouthArk Library 300 Summit Street El Dorado, AR 71730 870-864-7116 librarystaff@southark.edu
Email:   librarystaff@southark.edu
Date/Time Details:   March 20 6 PM
Fees/Admission:   FREE!
Mar 21   Wild Women: Women in Conservation
Join us as Laura Rogers of Arkansas Game & Fish talks Women in Conservation for Women's History Month!
Date:   March 21, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://southark.libguides.com
Location:   SouthArk Library
Contact:   SouthArk Library 300 Summit Street El Dorado, AR 71730 870-864-7115 librarystaff@southark.edu
Email:   librarystaff@southark.edu
Date/Time Details:   March 21 6 PM
Fees/Admission:   FREE!
Mar 23 - Mar 24   Applebee's Late Night Karaoke
Date:   March 23, 2017 - March 24, 2017
Time:   09:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Mar 25   El Dorado art walk
Art showcase on the square! Local artists in the community will be able to showcase and or sell their work to the public. There will be music, food, and booths for the public to enjoy. Booths include live art, pictures, area for kids to color and draw, and students from local schools to show their talent! There will be local bands playing for entertainment. Food available either by a local organization doing a fundraiser or of course the restaurants on the square already.
Date:   March 25, 2017
Time:   07:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Location:   Downtown square
Contact:   Eldoartwalk@yahoo.com Danny givens 8708669048
Email:   Eldoradoartwalk@yahoo.com
Date/Time Details:   March 25 7am-6pm
Fees/Admission:   None free to public
Mar 27   Women in Agriculture
We are excited to partner with the Arkansas Women's Business Center to bring you a special program this month! Liz Young of the Arkansas Women's Business Center will be here to talk about Women in Agriculture in recognition of Women's History Month. Free and open to the public, so don't miss it!
Date:   March 27, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://southark.libguides.com
Location:   SouthArk Library
Contact:   SouthArk Library 300 Summit Street El Dorado, AR 71730 870-864-7115 librarystaff@southark.edu
Email:   librarystaff@southark.edu
Date/Time Details:   March 27 6 PM
Fees/Admission:   FREE!
Mar 28   SouthArk Showcase
Back by popular demand, the second SouthArk Showcase is here! Join us for a night of creativity and inspiration as SouthArk faculty and staff present their original creations - you don't want to miss it!
Date:   March 28, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Website:   http://southark.libguides.com
Location:   SouthArk Library
Contact:   SouthArk Library 300 Summit Street El Dorado, AR 71730 870-864-7115 librarystaff@southark.edu
Email:   librarystaff@southark.edu
Date/Time Details:   March 28 6 PM
Fees/Admission:   FREE!
Mar 30 - Mar 31   SouthArk?s 25th Anniversary Kick-off
This is a BBQ in celebration of SouthArk's 25th Anniversary.
Date:   March 30, 2017 - March 31, 2017
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Contact:   South Arkansas Community College 870-862-8131
Mar 30   Job Hunting for Success
Join us in the SouthArk Library as Alexandra Bell of Advantage Resourcing presents the basics of resume building and job hunting for success! Bring your questions and copies of your resume!
Date:   March 30, 2017
Time:   03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://southark.libguides.com
Location:   SouthArk Library
Contact:   SouthArk Library 300 Summit Street El Dorado, AR 71730 870-864-7115 librarystaff@southark.edu
Email:   librarystaff@southark.edu
Date/Time Details:   March 30 3 PM
Fees/Admission:   FREE!
Mar 30   Taste of El Dorado
Fundraiser benefiting Arkansas Children's Hospital. Several restaurants featuring their specialties and silent auction.
Date:   March 30, 2017
Time:   06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Location:   El Dorado Golf & Country Club
Contact:   Any Union County Circle of Friends member or chair Shannon Pearson (501-428-0389)
Email:   unioncocof@yahoo.com
Fees/Admission:   Tickets are 35.00 and purchased through any Circle of Friends member
Mar 30 - Mar 31   Applebee's Late Night Karaoke
Date:   March 30, 2017 - March 31, 2017
Time:   09:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Mar 31   March 31: South Ark?s Advanced Manufacturing Training Center Groundbreaking
South Arkansas Community College will be breaking ground for the Advanced Manufacturing Training Center.
Date:   March 31, 2017
Time:   10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Contact:   South Arkansas Community College 870-862-8131