ELECTRIC CREWS REPAIR ICE DAMAGE – Electric crews for the City of El Dorado Springs and Sac Osage Electric Cooperative are the first responders of the electric world. Wednesday night and Thursday morning they had to brave freezing rain to restore service to nearly 2,500 homes that lost electricity and heat when ice dropped power
The El Dorado Springs Shopko store located at Hwys 32 and 54 will begin liquidating its inventory on Friday, Feb. 15. Doug Cage, the local supervisor, said that the liquidation is an “everything must go” situation and the actual closing of the store might take place before the stated closing date of May 12. Cage
Tom Cain, El Dorado Springs Utility Director “We really don’t know how many there were.” “The ice pulled service lines pulled off of houses and also shorted out some main lines. A little bit of a mixture of everything. A couple of poles broken off.” “We were called out about 9 o’clock Wednesday night.” Q.
Jim Davis, Sac Osage Electric general manager Q. I’m calling to find out how much damage the ice storm did for Sac Osage Electric customers. “In a 24 hour time period, we had 1,229 off, not all at the same time. The most off at any one time was 600. The longest anyone was off
Home…Sometimes it’s a different place than what you had in mind. Bobbie E. Roberts has seen a lot of things in his 93 years. Most people who have lived that long have seen a lot; but his story, especially in the last few years, tells of how a “hometown” hospital and those people in it
Editor’s note: Last week, El Dorado Springs Superintendent Mark Koca gave patrons, students and staff the opportunity to voice their opinion on a four-day school week. In one day, the school received over 300 responses, Mr. Koca said, but he didn’t know how the votes were going. On Thursday, the Sun interviewed him to learn
Missourians are encouraged to prepare and learn how to respond in case of a large-scale earthquake Southeast Missouri – home to the New Madrid Seismic Zone (NMSZ) – has produced some of the strongest earthquakes ever to rock North America. In 1811-1812, a series of major quakes destroyed several settlements and dramatically affected the landscape,
Beginning Feb. 1, students from across central and southern Missouri can apply for scholarships offered by the Community Foundation of the Ozarks for the 2019–2020 school year. Nearly 1,000 scholarship awards and renewals are available, totaling about $1.5 million for higher education at colleges, universities and technical-training programs. Information about the scholarship opportunities is available
ONE OF MANY – A sudden snow storm Friday afternoon didn’t accumulate much snow but it left local highway surfaces totally slick. Cpl. Mitch Bush left a minor crash near Sac Osage Electric east of El Dorado Springs to come to this one three miles south on Hwy. 32 about 4:55 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25.
by Candice Davis, MDC The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) has tallied up feral hog elimination numbers from January through December 2018. The final number is 9,365 feral hogs removed from the state’s landscape by MDC, partner agencies, and private landowners. In 2017, 6,561 feral hogs were removed. MDC and partners have implemented a new