Board to put $9 million bond on ballot

Posted January 29, 2015 at 10:59 am

At the special R-II School Board meeting on Thursday, Sept. 22, Supt. Mark Koca told the board that, if the voters approve the $9 million bond issue, the levy increase will be 42¢ and the total debt levy will be 96¢.

The board voted to put the $9 million bond on the April ballot. All board members were present except Scott Cluck. Present were Walt Anderson, Benny Brower, Allen Hoover, Kevin Fast, Greg Beydler and Darrell Eason – presiding.

The architectural firm of Dake and Wells offered to provide informational services for the levy campaign, but Supt. Koca said, “Their price is pretty high.” The firm offered to “take over and run the campaign” for $35,000.

He said the school has a $54,000 credit with Dake and Wells for “work they have already done

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    Almost there

    Posted January 29, 2015 at 10:58 am

    JUST A SMIDGE – With just a few days to the deadline, the Sidewalk before the Future Committee has raised $30,000 of the required $31,250. Pictured are Dennis Daugherty, Seth Crawford,

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    Knights to remember

    Posted January 29, 2015 at 10:56 am

    NEVC HOMECOMING ROYALTY – At the conclusion of the Northeast Vernon County Homecoming festivities Friday, Jan. 23, the Knights crowned their Homecoming royalty. They are Seniors Haley Hays (daughter of Tammy and Andy Hays) and

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    Remembering Jack

    Posted January 29, 2015 at 10:55 am

    By Kimball Long

    While reading Jack Tough’s obituary, I realized I had known him for half of his life. I didn’t know the High School Jock Jack or the rowdy, charging around like a bat out of hell Jack. I met Jack

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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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    Filing closes for April municipal election

    Posted February 1, 2015 at 1:02 pm

    Candidates have filed for several public offices that will be filled in the April 7, 2015, municipal election. Candidates had until 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20, to file.

    The El Dorado Springs City Council has one opening. Brad True, the current mayor,

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    Flu restricts hospital visitors

    Posted February 1, 2015 at 1:02 pm

    Due to an area wide increase in influenza (flu) cases, Cedar County Memorial Hospital is restricting visitors 15 and younger.

    The incidence of flu diagnosis in Cedar and surrounding counties has been predominately in children age 14 and under. This mirrors the

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    Picture this

    Posted February 1, 2015 at 1:02 pm

    YES, THIS IS A MOVIE PROJECTOR – The Opera House Theatre, and several members of the Save the Opera House Committee, welcomed the new digital projector to the projection room on

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    James Reynolds charged for ‘mooning’

    Posted February 1, 2015 at 1:02 pm

    According to a probable cause statement released by Cedar County Prosecutor Ty Gaither, James E. Reynolds, 52, Jerico Springs, who is a board member of the Cedar County Ambulance District, on Sept. 28, 2014, “mooned” Jeremiah Anderson.

    The probable cause statement by

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    Help needed to restart recycling service

    Posted February 1, 2015 at 1:02 pm

    The phone is ringing off the wall at Evans Drugs with El Dorado Springs citizens wanting to know what happened to the recycling trailer in Evans parking lot.

    The short answer is: the funds ran out.

    Actually, the

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    Leading the stampede

    Posted February 1, 2015 at 1:02 pm

    ECS COURTWARMING ROYALTY – During the break between the girls’ and boys’ games at the El Dorado Christian School Courtwarmiing Friday

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    Filing deadline next Tuesday

    Posted February 1, 2015 at 1:02 pm

    Cedar County Clerk Peggy Kenney wishes to remind everyone that the last day to file as a candidate for the April 7, 2015, General Municipal Election is 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20.

    Anyone interested in filing for a position on the Cedar

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    No filing in several offices

    Posted February 1, 2015 at 1:02 pm

    Candidates file for public office

    Candidates have filed for several public offices that will be filled in the April 7, 2015, municipal election but a number of offices do not have a candidate as of Tuesday, Jan. 13. Candidates have until 5 p.m.

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    Posted January 29, 2015 at 10:20 am

    El Dorado Springs youth wrestler, Dominic Plummer, won 1st place in the Fort Scott Tournament for the age 10 and under 75-79 lb. weight class on Saturday, Jan. 24.

    Former ElDo coach hired at Ozark

    Posted January 29, 2015 at 10:19 am

    The former head football coach at El Dorado Springs who was fired by five El Dorado Springs school board members is still on the field and moving up, according to a report by KY3.

    Ozark High School announced Chad Depee as its

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    Lady Bulldogs advance in Clinton Tournament

    Posted January 29, 2015 at 10:18 am

    The Lady Bulldogs traveled to Skyline for a regular season game on Thursday, Jan. 22.

    The Lady Bulldogs started out the game on a high note going on a 12-0 run in the first quarter. The Lady Tigers of Skyline would fight

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    NEVC Wins Homecoming Games

    Posted January 29, 2015 at 9:43 am

    Girls : 44-37

    Boys : 44-38

    SHORT RANGE JUMPER – Senior Karliegh Conner got a good look at the rim in the Lady Knights homecoming game against the Calhoun Eagles.

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    Posted January 22, 2015 at 11:49 am

    The 3rd/4th Grade Basketball Team won second place in the January Shootout in El Dorado Springs on Saturday, Jan.17. Pictured are: back row from left – Hannah Carpenter, Cassidy Shane, Chloe Middleton, Tasia

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    8th grade basketball boys report

    Posted January 22, 2015 at 11:47 am

    by Coach David Carpenter

    Monday-Warsaw Tourney played Warsaw. Lost 38-21 to eventual tourney champion Warsaw. Kids played hard, we just did not have a good night. All kids played several minutes each.

    Tanner Witt-three points, Trey Babcock-six pts.,

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    JV Girls lose to Fair Grove

    Posted January 22, 2015 at 11:46 am

    On Monday night at home, the El Dorado Springs Bulldogs JV Girls lost to Fair Grove 29-43.

    The leading scorers were Paige Esry with 6 points and Hannah Kruckenberg and Anyssa Salazar with 4 points each.

    Coach David

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    Coach wrestling with flu, injuries

    Posted January 22, 2015 at 11:43 am

    On Monday, the Sun spoke with Bulldog Wrestling Coach Justin Stratton.

    We went to Adrian. We actually did pretty good at Adrian. We wrestled Summit and we were able to beat them 52 – 12.

    We wrestled Sherwood.

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    Tammy Williams inducted into Northwestern’s Hall of Fame

    Posted January 22, 2015 at 11:42 am

    Tammy Williams, formerly of Roscoe, Northwestern’s first four-time All-American in softball, was inducted into the NU Athletics Hall of Fame on Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015, at the Hilton Orrington Hotel in Evanston, IL. The Northwestern Athletics Hall of Fame was

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    Lady Bulldogs take 3rd in Skyline Tournament

    Posted January 22, 2015 at 11:41 am

    On Tuesday, Jan. 13, the El Dorado Springs Lady Bulldogs traveled to Skyline to play their second round game against Fair Grove. The Lady Bulldogs started out on a positive note as they worked the ball offensively and were able to get out to an early

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    Bonding legislation and agriculture

    Posted January 29, 2015 at 10:47 am

    I filed two pieces of legislation aimed at protecting some of our state’s greatest assets – our public buildings. Last year, the General Assembly authorized the issuance of approximately $600 million in revenue bonds to pay for maintenance and

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    Love not from Jeff City

    Posted January 29, 2015 at 10:46 am

    My Fellow Missourians,

    On my way to the Capitol this week I drove the back roads to Jefferson City. I started north of Warsaw on “The Old Butterfield Overland Stage Route.” Traveling through Cole Camp into the

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    Savvy Senior®

    Posted January 29, 2015 at 9:16 am

    Getting around when you no longer drive

    Dear Savvy Senior

    Where can I find out about alternative transportation options for my elderly mother? She needs to give up driving, but before she does, we need to figure out

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    Not ready for a hearing aid? Alternatives break tradition

    Posted January 29, 2015 at 9:15 am

    Your spouse’s voice, the traffic signals, your favorite TV show – you probably don’t think about your sense of hearing often, but without the ears’ ability to collect and translate invisible sound waves, many important things would go unheard. Unfortunately, missing out is a reality for

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    Committee appointments and Henry S. Geyer Award

    Posted January 22, 2015 at 12:23 pm

    I was honored to receive the Henry S. Geyer Award from the Mizzou Legislative Network. The award honors one legislator and one public citizen who have had a significant impact on higher education in the state of Missouri.

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    Love note from Jeff City

    Posted January 22, 2015 at 12:21 pm

    My Fellow Missourians,

    The 98th General Legislative Assembly gathered in Jefferson City, Wednesday, Jan. 7. My day began at the Concord Baptist Church. The church hosted an annual breakfast and prayer

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    McCaskill won’t run for governor in 2016

    Posted January 22, 2015 at 12:20 pm

    by MDN Staff

    U.S. Sen. Clair McCaskill announced Monday, Jan. 12, she will not seek the Democratic nomination for governor in 2016.

    The Democratic senator acknowledged her party had lost a majority of the U.S. Senate.

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