Supt. Mark Koca: ‘A big mess just got bigger’

Posted November 20, 2014 at 1:05 pm

During the Thursday, Nov. 13, meeting of the El Dorado Springs R-II School Board, Supt. Mark Koca told the board that the Cedar County Clerk’s office clerical error that caused Cedar County patrons to be undertaxed by about $280,000 in 2012 is still not resolved.

A year ago, in the Nov. 14, 2013, school board meeting, Cedar County Clerk Peggy Kenney was present to accept responsibility for the programmer’s clerical error entering the 49 cent debt service levy as $ .0049 (less than half a cent) instead of the correct figure of $.49 (just less than 50 cents per $100 evaluation.

The “amended tax statement” letter sent out by the county clerk on Nov. 6, says that the El Dorado Springs School Board “demanded” the County collect on their behalf the tax monies rightfully owed them by the

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    Ready for annual event

    Posted November 20, 2014 at 1:04 pm

    LET THEIR BE LIGHTS – Last week, the city got a head start on putting up the Christmas Lights in preparation for the annual Christmas Lighting at 5 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 24.

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    Ellison gets attorney

    Posted November 20, 2014 at 1:03 pm

    Logan Ellison, who is being held in the Vernon County jail on two counts of 1st degree murder with a $1 million bond, now has an attorney, Joseph G. Zuzul, public defender.

    Ellison will have a pre-trial conference before Vernon County Associate

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    R-II Board sees new logo

    Posted November 20, 2014 at 1:02 pm

    During the regular Thursday, Nov. 13, meeting of the El Dorado Springs R-II School Board, Supt. Mark Koca “rolled out” the new official Bulldog logo.

    Members present for the meeting were Walt Anderson, Benny Brower,

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    Barnwarming royalty

    Posted November 20, 2014 at 1:01 pm

    TOO COLD TO CALL IT WARM – On a cold Friday night, the El Dorado Springs FFA held their 2014 Barnwarming in

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    CCAD board approves CMH’s 2015 figure

    Posted November 20, 2014 at 12:59 pm

    The Cedar County Ambulance District Board voted unanimously, at its Monday, Nov. 15, meeting, to approve a 3% increase for Citizens Memorial Hospital to furnish ambulance service to the Cedar County Ambulance District (as provided in the contact which will run until Dec. 31, 2016) for

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    Annual choir Christmas dinner, concert Dec. 5-6

    Posted November 20, 2014 at 12:58 pm

    “A Christmas Portrait” will be the theme for the annual Christmas dinner and concert, presented by the El Dorado Springs High School Choral Music Department on Dec. 5 and 6.

    The event will feature music by the High School and Middle School

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    Posted July 11, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    20’s ERA APARTMENTS BITE THE DUST – The South Main Apartments at 421 South Main kept their long overdue appointment with a track hoe on Tuesday, July 8. By 2

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    Posted November 26, 2014 at 5:37 am

    COLD START– SFC (Retired) Brent Beckman portrayed the grieving soldier during the Veterans Day ceremony Tuesday, Nov. 11, at the El Dorado

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    Grand chance

    Posted November 26, 2014 at 5:37 am

    VICKERS IN OPRY – Ben Vickers got the opportunity of his young musical career when he performed on stage at

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    Cheerleaders rock

    Posted November 26, 2014 at 5:37 am

    CHEERLEADERS WIN 4TH AT STATE – The EHS Varsity Cheerleaders have made El Dorado Springs History. The cheer team competed at the MCCA Cheerleading State Competition on Oct. 4, 2014,

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    What’s going on Halloween?

    Posted November 26, 2014 at 5:37 am

    Be ready, be very, very ready

    Several local events are scheduled for this Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 30, 31 and Nov l. Along with traditional house-to- house Trick or Treating, community organizations have planned additional events to keep the scaryment going.

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    Gaither to start duties early

    Posted November 26, 2014 at 5:37 am

    Cedar County prosecutor-elect Ty Gaither will assume duties as assistant prosecutor on Nov. 1, 2014. Gaither was appointed by Circuit Judge J.R. Bickel to fill in for sitting prosecutor Rick Pohlsander who will be gone past the first of the year due to his military obligation.

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    Four peat as District Champions

    Posted November 26, 2014 at 5:37 am

    VOLLEYDOGS CHAMPIONS OF CLASS 2, DISTRICT 12 – For the 4th year in a row, the El Dorado Springs Volleydogs are the proud champions of the Missouri State High

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    School board opposes Amendment 3

    Posted November 26, 2014 at 5:37 am

    At the October meeting of the El Dorado Springs R-II School Board, rhe board passed a resolution that reads:

    Whereas, Amendment 3 on the November ballot is a state mandate that shifts local control for education decisions away from parents, teachers, administrators

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    American FFA degree

    Posted November 26, 2014 at 5:37 am

    FOR NEVC GRADS- Payton Hays and Ryann Ford receive their American FFA Degree at the 87th National FFA Convention in Louisville,

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    Truck loses tire

    Posted November 26, 2014 at 5:37 am

    Dustin C. Eason, 32, and his son, Ryland M., 10, El Dorado Springs, escaped serious injury at 8:10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, on Hwy. 82 two miles north of El Dorado Springs when the westbound 1996 Volvo semi-tractor they met lost its left front tire and

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    Help from above

    Posted November 26, 2014 at 5:37 am

    MAN PINNED UNDER TRACTOR – A Med Flight helicopter was not the only help from above that James Holder received when his WD

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    VolleyDogs honored

    Posted November 20, 2014 at 11:30 am


    JUNIOR VARSITY AWARDS – Junior VolleyDogs honored Monday night, Nov. 17 were: (from left) Most Inspirational Player – Bailey Tyler, Most Valuable Player – Amy Ford, Most Inspirational Player – Caeleigh

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    Colt Schieffer works hard on his dream

    Posted November 13, 2014 at 12:57 pm

    It’s a full time job for Colt Schieffer trying to earn a spot on the USA Olympic archery team.

    He goes home from high school every day and spends a couple of hours practicing shooting at least 200 arrows. He says that

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    Bulldog Cross Country finishes history-making season

    Posted November 13, 2014 at 12:20 pm


    On Saturday, Nov. 8, the El Dorado Springs Bulldogs finished their season at the state meet in Jefferson City.

    The opportunity to run in this meet is what the runners have worked for over five months. El Dorado Springs had nine athletes

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    2014 Softball Awards

    Posted November 6, 2014 at 10:55 am

    by Coach Jarrod Mays

    About our Season

    •We finished with a 16-7 record, 3rd in the Walnut Grove Tournament, 1st in the El Dorado Tournament. Improved on our win total from last year, and over the course of four years

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    ElDo Bulldog Cross Country going to STATE

    Posted November 6, 2014 at 10:40 am

    by Josh Smith

    The El Dorado Springs High School cross country team is headed back to the state meet.

    The Bulldogs went to Hermitage for the Class 2 District 7 race on Saturday, Nov. 1. This meet serves as

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    Posted November 6, 2014 at 10:27 am

    The Missouri High School Fastpitch Coaches Association 2014 Senior Showcase was held on Saturday, November 1, 2014, at Cosmo Park in Columbia, MO. As a first team all-district infielder, El Dorado Springs High School Senior,

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    Bulldogs finish season with 6-5 record

    Posted November 6, 2014 at 10:25 am


    The #1 ranked Lamar Tigers ended the El Dorado Springs Bulldogs football season on Friday night after a 58-6 victory.

    ElDo began the game on offense after Lamar kicked the ball off into the Endzone. After three plays the Bulldogs were forced

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    R2 JV Volleydogs have successful season

    Posted November 6, 2014 at 10:20 am

    by Coach Jeanie Norman

    The R2 JV Volleydogs finished their season 6-16-3. Although, the record doesn’t reflect it, the girls had a very successful season. They repeatedly overcame large point deficits, lost several games by only a few points and never quit.

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    Bulldogs power past Eagles for district win

    Posted October 30, 2014 at 10:49 am

    The El Dorado Springs Bulldogs improve to 6-4 on the year after defeating the Summit Christian Academy 50-26 in the first round of District play.

    Summit Christian opened the game by managing to field an onside kick by the Bulldogs. Nine plays

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    Hartzler, House vote for Keystone pipeline

    Posted November 20, 2014 at 12:46 pm

    Good Day,

    Congress returned to Washington this week to begin the “lame duck” session of Congress which provides current Members with the chance to finish work on important pieces of legislation and other bills

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    Tips for being your own boss

    Posted November 20, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    If you’ve ever thought about starting your own business, you may have found the prospect of starting from scratch overwhelming, particularly after reviewing statistics about the success rates of new start-ups. But there are ways to become your own boss while eliminating some of the intrinsic

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    Savvy Senior®

    Posted November 20, 2014 at 10:57 am

    How to improve your balance as you age

    Dear Savvy Senior,

    I’ve always been a walker, but when I fell last month my doctor suggested I start doing some balance exercises. Is this really something I need to

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    Savvy Senior®

    Posted November 13, 2014 at 11:32 am

    A guide to finding affordabel dental care

    Dear Savvy Senior

    I had dental insurance through my work for many years but lost it when I retired. Where can retirees find affordable dental care?


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    Stay on top of your rheumatoid arthritis with these helpful tips

    Posted November 13, 2014 at 11:28 am

    Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an incurable, progressive disease in which the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks a person’s joints, causing inflammation and damage. Approximately 1.3 million people have RA. This condition strikes about three times as many women as men and most commonly appears in people

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