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Santa’s helpers

BELL RINGERS – The El Dorado Christian High School Bible class volunteered to ring bells at Wood’s Grocery on Thursday, Dec. 6. The weather was cold, but the guys obviously have warm hearts. They felt honored to bell ring for The Salvation Army. “When you volunteer to bell ring, you help improve, and even save

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Buy diesel now

Gas price changes a mystery On Friday, the Sun contacted Karl Allison, long time gas station owner, to ask him the reason for the fluctuation in gas prices. Karl said, “They are going down. Crude oil is $50 a barrel now. I don’t have the slightest idea. Cost on regular right now is $1.83 something.

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Sears – Stockton closing

Owner Lisa Gardner, of the Stockton Sears store, said, “We are actually closing. We just started liquidation. We will be gone by Jan. 4.” “As far as the bankruptcy itself, it doesn’t affect us necessarily. There is some cross over as far as inventory.

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Sears – Nevada to continue operation

Merick Ireland, manager of the Sears Hometown Store in Nevada, told the Sun on Friday, “We are a completely different company than Sears Holdings. So we are not going anywhere.” He could not comment on any other Sears store in the area. He said, “If they are a Sears Hometown or an outlet store, they

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A beacon for Santa

GRAND PRIZE HOLIDAY HOME DECORATING WINNER – Jim Gray at 307 S. Grand has filled his yard with ever changing multi colored Christmas lights. Gray receives $150 of his utility bill.   Judges’ Honorable Mentions include Marty and Carolyn Jones, 306 W. Broadway; Scott, Hugh and Valerie Williams, 10120 S. Main Street; Dot Ragland, 108

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Century old home burns

FIRE DEVOURS 310 N MAIN – The white house on the corner of North Main and Walnut burned early in the morning of, Tuesday, Dec. 4.   The El Dorado Springs Fire Department responded to the fire about 4 a.m. with trucks 2, 4 and 5. No one was at home at the time of

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Governor Mike Parson hosts Rural Healthcare Summit in Bolivar

Governor Mike Parson hosted a Rural Healthcare Summit in Bolivar, Missouri, bringing together stakeholder and industry leaders to identify working solutions to address the challenges and unmet healthcare needs in rural Missouri. “A key part of our efforts to improve Missouri’s workforce and infrastructure is improving our citizens’ health and healthcare by developing better access

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Up on the house top

GALILEE LIGHT SPECTACULAR THIS WEEKEND – Over a million twinkly Christmas lights will adorn Camp Galilee this weekend during the free lakeside walkthrough lights display from 5:30 – 9 p.m. this Friday and Saturday, Dec. 7 and 8, at Camp Galilee in El Dorado Springs. The event will feature live music, over 20 vendors to

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No problem with rape case kits here

After seeing Springfield TV reports of problems with rape case kits in Greene County, the Sun contacted local officials to see if there were any similar problems in El Dorado Springs or Cedar County. There are not. El Dorado Springs Police Chief Jarrod Schiereck said, “All our rape kits we keep in evidence and turn

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MDC finds first case of CWD in southwest Missouri

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reports that a young buck harvested in Stone County in early November has tested positive for the deadly deer disease — chronic wasting disease (CWD). According to MDC, this is the first detection of CWD in Stone County and the first detection in the far southwest region of the

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