Vote on highway improvement sales tax Aug. 5

Posted July 11, 2014 at 4:35 pm

In the Aug. 5 election, Missouri voters will decide the fate of a 3⁄4 cent sales tax for 10 years to improve Missouri Highways.

Brad True, El Dorado Springs mayor who is on the Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) for the Kaysinger Regional Planning Commisison, said, “The advantage for El Dorado Springs is that the S-curve north of town on Hwy. 82 will be fixed if it passes.” He said there have been three fatalities there in the past five years.

The mayor said the Kaysinger Basin TAC is one of 20 committees like it across the state which advise the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT). He said, “MoDOT told the 20 committees that if the tax doesn’t pass, within two years there will be nothing but potholes across the state of Missouri because they don’t have any money.”

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    Play date

    DELIGHTFUL AFTERNOON – The Brown family, Aaron and Megan with daughters Paisley (in the swing) and Lela on the Merry-Go – Round with friend Brook Coale, spent their Tuesday afternoon, June 24, enjoying the summer weather and the play equipment in the City Park.

    Vote absentee now

    Absentee ballots for the Aug. 5 General Primary Election are now available.

    You may vote absentee in the County Clerk’s Office, Room 3, in the Cedar County Courthouse or absentee ballots may be requested by mail or fax. Send absentee ballot requests to Peggy Kenney, Cedar County Clerk, 113 South Street, Stockton, MO 65785 or fax your request to 417/276-3461. Requests must include name, phone number, address to mail the ballot to, reason for voting absentee, party ballot (Democratic, Republican, Libertarian or Constitution) and the signature of each person requesting an absentee

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    Deadly S-curve

    WAITING TO BE MADE STRAIGHT – The treacherous and often deadly S-curve north of El Dorado Springs is on MoDOT’s list to be fixed if voters approve Amendment 7, the 3⁄4 cent sales tax for 10 years.

    Supt. Koca gives overview School Board holds final meeting of fiscal year

    At the final meeting of the FY 14 fiscal year, in his FY 14 budget message, Supt. Mark Koca told the El Dorado Springs R-II Board that the school continues to be in relatively good financial shape.

    The board approved the FY 15 budget which calls for about $425,000 in deficit spending for the worst case scenario, but actual revenue numbers will not be known until after the legislature meets in August. The board amended the FY 14 budget to actual figures. The district ended Fiscal Year 2014 about $175,000 in the

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    Land of Lakes Youth Fair Royalty coronation 7 p.m. July 8

    LAND O LAKES YOUTH FAIR JUNIOR PRINCESS CANDIDATES – are Kraysen Leonard, Jadyn Lower, Breanna Siegismund, Addicyn Hull and Jenna Wood. Contributed photo.

    LAND O LAKES YOUTH FAIR PRINCESS CANDIDATES – are Megan Simmons, Rebecca Siegismund, Avery Schiereck and Rebekah Lee Long. Contributed photo.

    LAND O LAKES YOUTH FAIR QUEEN CANDIDATES – are Kendra Jo Long, Sadie Hunter and

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    Sen. Parson’s red dye diesel inspection bill signed into law

    Legislation sponsored by Sen. Mike Parson, R-Bolivar, was signed into law Monday, June 30, by the governor. Senate Bill 842 limits the inspection of diesel fuel coloration for tanks holding the fuel of wholesale or retail sale.

    “I am proud of the work done this session by the Senate and the Governmental Accountability and Fiscal Oversight Committee,” said Sen. Parson. “Our investigation discovered several instances of excessive fines and government officials pulling samples from private property, which are clear cases of abuse of power. Now Missourians have a little more protection from

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    Don’t light up in ElDo

    by Jarrod D. Schiereck, chief of police

    Just a reminder to everyone, that the sale of fireworks is prohibited within the City Limits of El Dorado Springs.

    The only time fireworks can be discharged within the City Limits is on the 4th of July, between the hours of 10 a.m. and 10 p.m.

    Caution should be exercised at all times when setting off fireworks to avoid injuries and damage to property. Young children should be supervised at all times when they are using or

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    A bang could cost you bucks

    Just a reminder to everyone from El Dorado Springs Police Chief Jarrod Schiereck that the sale of fireworks is prohibited within the City Limits of El Dorado Springs.

    The only time fireworks can be discharged, within the City Limits, is on the 4th of July, between the hours of 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. The possession of fireworks and use of fireworks on City Property and in City Parks are prohibited. Impeding traffic with fireworks use on the street or leaving debris of fireworks on the street is also prohibited.

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    R-II Board to hold final meeting of fiscal year

    The El Dorado Sprins R-II School Board will hold its final meeting of the budget year beginning at 7 p.m. Friday, June 27, in the High School Library.

    In new business:

    • The board will approve a transfer up to the maximum from Fund 1 to Fund 4 for the purpose of capital expenditures from the FY 13 budget.

    • Amend FY 14 budget to actual.

    • Consider and adopt FY 15 budget

    • Adopt Elementary

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