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The annual El Dorado Springs Christmas Lighting will begin in the Park at 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 21. Kimball has a yes from Lt. Gov. Mike Parson, Rep. Warren Love and Cedar County Sheriff James McCrary. She left a message for Governor Eric Greitens and Police Chief Jarrod Schiereck. This is your reminder to be

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I was sorry to hear about the death of Johnny Moore. I guess I’ve known him about as long as I’ve known anybody. I remember him, his parents, Alfred and Kate, and his brothers and sisters from Pleasant Springs church which we always just referred to as Oyer. Johnny was powerfully built. He milked cows.

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Something Kimball did not consider when she picked our wedding day – Halloween 1975 – how hard it would be to find an anniversary card. I mentioned that to Debbie Floyd who was just shopping for Halloween cards. She agreed. Then I found it: two ghoulish looking characters, a heart between them and the words:

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I missed our visit last week. I was on horizontal hold in the sick pen. I’ve never had blood poisoning before. Don’t particularly recommend it. At noon Friday I was editing copy at my desk. Just before Gwen walked in, I got cold, then I got sick. Stayed nauseated the rest of Friday and unsteady

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We have always been pleased with the excellent care we have received in the emergency room at the Cedar County Memorial Hospital. With the help of Tom and Margaret Gough Kenny ended up there on Sunday afternoon. He got immediate head to toe care from Loree Tyler and Amanda Schierek. When Dr. Casey came in

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Kimball accompanied me to the football game Friday night to help photo the seniors. You know that my first inclination was to say, “Shoot the seniors.” I don’t take photos. I shoot pictures. I used to waltz into the police station to photo a new officer and would announce, ”I’m here to shoot…” In today’s

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I’m thankful to have a quiet Tuesday after the last two with electrical outages. I noticed something about the sub-station catastrophe last Tuesday that wasn’t in the headlines: why the power was back on downtown in about three hours. As Kimball and I were watching the roaring inferno just after noon Tuesday, I wondered when

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Bulldog Athletic Director Mike Durnell called with good news from the sub-station fire Tuesday. He said that each Tuesday the Middle School football parents buy 50 sandwiches from Subway. Mike said that when the power went off, the school cancelled their game with Butler and the parents called Subway to also cancel their order. Too

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Hungry for some fried squirrel? The city may have an extra one they don’t need. About 3 p.m. Tuesday the electricity here at the office suddenly went off. I called the Utility Department to tell them. Had to pull the number out of my memory bank because I couldn’t have seen the  phone book while

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I need your full attention for a minute. We changed our email address a year or so ago. If you send something to our old address for the newspaper we will never know it. We’ve had that happen several times in the past couple of weeks… that we know of. I have put the new

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