R-II Board to set tax rate, adopt policies Thursday

Posted August 14, 2014 at 1:17 pm

At the Thursday, Aug. 14, meeting of the El Dorado Springs R-2 Schools Board of Education the board is scheduled to tour the campus at 5:30 p.m. then meet in closed session at 6:30 p.m.

In the open session at 7 p.m. in the High School library, the board will conduct a tax rate hearing. The board is scheduled to set the tax rate at $3.2237 (up from $3.1815 in 2013) on the 2014 assessed valuation of $84,445,964, down from the 2013 assessed valuation of $84,642,540.

They are scheduled to set the debt service levy at .54, up from $.5368 in 2013.

The 2014 total levy per $100 of assessed valuation will be $3.7229.

In the regular open session which will convene at 7:05 p.m., new certified staff members will

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    Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

    St. Clair County Sheriff Scott Keeler announced from mid-August through Labor Day deputies will be out in force as part of the annual nationwide “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” crackdown on drunk driving. The crackdown, which will include high-visibility enforcement throughout St. Clair County, will run from Aug. 15 to Sept 1. Sheriff Keeler said deputies will be aggressively looking for drunk drivers during the crackdown and will arrest those caught driving drunk.

    Although it is illegal in all 50 States, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico to drive drunk

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    CCAD to meet Aug. 18

    The Cedar County Ambulance District board is scheduled to meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 18, in the Stockton Ambulance Barn according to the just released tentative agenda.

    Unfinished business on the agenda is the budget and an update on TVs. New business is an engagement letter for the bookkeeper.

    Hospital Board to meet Monday

    The Cedar County Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees is scheduled to meet at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 18, in the hospital classroom.

    New business on the agenda is approval of the tax rate, financial report, review/approve miscellaneous policies and medical staff appointments.

    Governor withholds money for libraries

    My Fellow Missourians,

    During the past month I have been contacted by several of the Public Library Directors in District 125. They are very concerned about a shortfall in state funding. In researching this issue, I found that on June 24, 2014, Governor Jay Nixon signed the 2015 Missouri state budget, and at that time withheld several general revenue line items that directly impact public libraries. The withheld funds include $3.5 million in state aid funding that goes directly to public libraries and $3.1 million in the REAL (Remote Electronic Access for

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    No Filley Picnic

    There will be no Filley Picnic Aug. 24 due to low attendance

    Jean Coulter


    Square dance in Nevada Friday

    On Friday, Aug. 15, the Mo-Kan Square Dancers will hold a dance with John Eubanks calling. This will be held from 7:30 to 10 p.m. in the Home Ec Building at the Vernon County Fairgrounds in Nevada. Admission is $5 per adult dancer and $3 per youth dancer, 18 years and younger. All area dancers and interested persons are invited.

    For more information, call the Harolds at 417/465-2241, the Eberts at 417/667-3069 or the Burneys at 417/432-3703.

    Community Center News

    Fall is coming quickly. We are now in the planning stage for our fall activities. We are taking sign-ups for teams for our Co-ed Volleyball League. We are looking for new participants for our senior exercise class, Silver Sneakers Class and our Tai Chi Class and are getting ready for our tumbling class.

    If you are interested in any of these events, please call us at 876-3393 or stop by the office.

    54 Cup to pit ElDo Golfers vs. Nevada

    by Dick Gardner

    We have scheduled something new, and we think exciting, this year. Our course is going to play a team from the Nevada Country Club on Sept 6 and 7 at our local course.

    This is hopefully going to be an annual event. It will pit the best 12 players from both clubs in a Ryder Cup format. On Sept 6 there will be six 4-ball matches. This is a two-person team. On Sunday, Sept 7, we will play 12 one-on-one singles matches.

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    ElDo Little League 2014 sign-ups

    DATES: Monday – Thursday, Aug. 11 – 14, and Monday – Wednesday, Aug. 18 – 20

    TIME: 9 p.m. – 5 p.m.

    PLACE: State Farm Insurance, 213 E US Hwy. 54

    DATE: Wednesday, Aug. 20, (Final opportunity to sign-up)

    TIME: 6 – 8 p.m.

    PLACE: Community Center, 135 W. Spring Street

    COST: 3 – 6 grade Mighty Mites – $60; 1 and 2 grade Flag Football – $25. There will be NO

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