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Great American Solar Eclipse goes smoothly, draws sky-watchers from all over world

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Photo from Main Street in Nashville April 8, John Balch, News-Leader
REPRESENTING FLORIDA AND GEORGIA. The Wright kids of Georgia – Casen, Vaylen, Atlee, Gideon and Hesston – along with Ryder Carson of Florida, take a break from enjoying the Nashville City Park to show off their eclipse glasses.
TWICE IN A LIFETIME. Steve and Carol Hopfensperger of Denver, Colo., were at the park Monday in their matching shirts and glasses for their second total solar eclipse.
SETTING UP. Sheree Tompkins of Montana gets ready to document the eclipse at the city park.
FIRST TIME VISITOR. Michael Noetzel of Nashua, N.H., made his first visit to Arkansas, Monday, combining his interest in the solar eclipse with geo-caching. He set up on the parking lot of the City-County Building to get ready for the eclipse. He was setting up equipment which would follow the sun across the sky.
LOOK UP, WITH SAFETY GLASSES. City hall personnel gathered outside for a look at the eclipse. From left, financial director Kimberly Green, city recorder Lauren Hoen, Melissa Billy and Sherry Allen, both of the water department, and administrative assistant Sheila Pinson.
COOL COMMEMORATIVE POSTER. Shawn Blase was on hand at Saturday’s eclipse Festival & Glow Fun (Run) selling unique eclipse posters and magnets he designed and produced himself. Blase said anyone wanting any of the items should contract him.
FUNDRAISER ECLIPSE SHIRTS STILL AVAILABLE. The special Howard County Children’s Center eclipse T-shirts sold during Saturday night’s Eclipse Festival are still available. All proceeds from the shirts, pictured here by center employees Lori Linzy and Sherry Reich, will support the HCCC’s Special Olympics basketball and bocce ball teams. To purchase, contact the center at (870) 845-1211.
AT THE STATE PARK. The Crater of Diamonds State Park sold out of the 1,900 special advanced online tickets for visitors to be at the park during the eclipse. An estimated 2,000 visitors from literally all over the world were on the diamond search field for the historic event at the world-famous state park. These visitors here are from Japan.
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