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Every little bit helps

CHRISTMAS BASKETS: A WORK IN PROGRESS –   Volunteers at the ElDo Youth Center organize the donated goods for the yearly El Dorado Springs Community Christmas Baskets. The program is no longer taking individual food donations. The money collected will be  used to buy  most of the perishable goods that round out the Christmas dinner

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ElDo Fire Department celebrates 125 years

The El Dorado Springs Volunteer Fire Department would like to invite the public to our 125th Anniversary celebration.  This will be held from 12 – 3 p.m. Dec. 16, at 1207 South Main Street, El Dorado Springs. Please come and view pictures of our past as we look forward to our continued service to our

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Three chances for food and holiday entertainment this weekend

Local revelers can take their pick of Christmas entertainment this weekend. The El Dorado Springs Choir Backers will hold their 26th Annual Christmas Dinner and Show, “The World For Christmas,” Friday, Dec. 8, and Saturday, Dec. 9. The pre-show begins at 6:30 in the El Dorado Springs Multi-Purpose Room with the dinner and the main

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Council hears update

The El Dorado Springs City Council heard updates on the substation, water tower and the deep water well at their Monday, Dec. 4, meeting. All council members were present: Mayor Brad True, Jim Luster, Nick Bland, Randy Bland and Jerry Baldwin. City Manager Bruce Rogers and City Clerk Lisa Allison were also present. The council

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CCMH to sponsor Socks/Sweats/Gloves/Hat Drive

During this holiday season, Cedar County Memorial Hospital is sponsoring a Socks/Sweats/Gloves/Hats Drive to benefit the youth in area Cedar County schools which will include the El Dorado Springs R-2 schools and Stockton R-1 schools. From Dec. 1 through Dec. 31donations of new socks, sweats (suitable for boys OR girls), gloves and hats will be

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Schell City man arrested on warrant for failure to register

Members of the Sheriff’s Office took a wanted fugitive into custody Wednesday afternoon after several days of searching. Sheriff’s officials said they had been on the search for Richard L. Covey, 57, of Schell City, since Monday when a warrant was issued for Covey charging him with failure to register as a sex offender. According

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Just in time for Christmas

Music in the Park finally arrives in El Dorado Springs As of Tuesday, Nov. 28, the El Dorado Springs Park will be filled with the joyful tunes of the Christmas season from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Hours might be extended through the Holidays. Phase I of the system, made possible by a $5,000 grant

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Brighten Christmas for a child

GIVE NOW – For 11 years the Toys- For-Tots  toy drive at Fugate Motors in El Dorado Springs has been providing Christmas cheer for underprivileged  kids in our community.   The Toys-For-Tots collection and distribution is done in conjunction with the El Dorado Springs Food Baskets program. Each year hundreds of toys are donated.  

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Churches burglarized

On Nov. 26, El Dorado Springs officers responded to 600 South Grand, Grace Fellowship Church, concerning a reported burglary. The investigation revealed the theft of three computers and the church’s surveillance system. A report taken and the investigation continues. On Nov. 26, officers responded to, 300 East Freeman Street, First Assembly of God Church, concerning

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Bell Ringers needed

The El Dorado Springs Ministerial Association is in need of Salvation Army Bell Ringers. Kettles will be at Woods Supermarket. One hour shifts are scheduled from 9 a.m,. – 7 p.m. daily through Dec. 24. Contact Jared Kouba at jkouba@dederickch or call 417/279-5533.

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