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Another Park wedding

Posted August 21, 2014 at 3:31 pm

LIP SYNC OVERALL WINNERS – The Cousins, (Cora and Tray Pittsenbarger, Isabelle, Olivia and Sophia Bryson), took top honors on Saturday, July 19, in the Lip Sync contest. Their winning number was “Going to the Chapel of Love.” Pictured are (from left) the bride and groom, Sophia Bryson and Tray Pittsenbarger; backup singers/bridesmaids

    Picnic results best in years

    “I think we had a beautiful Picnic as far as the weather was concerned. You couldn’t ask for better weather. I don’t remember a Picnic where we had all evenings cool with the high temperatures below 85 and the overnight lows close to 60,” El Dorado Springs City Manager Bruce Rogers.

    “I thought the crowds were pretty good. Thursday night was an especially nice for a Thursday. We had a pretty full Park. And when I walked through the carnival, it seemed to be very full.”

    “The crowds

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    Pursuit #21 sends driver to jail after spike strips were deployed

    A Bronaugh resident is behind bars after he allegedly tried outrunning Vernon County Sheriff’s Deputies in a mini-van late Friday night.

    According to a press release from the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office, Tyler Millman, 22, of Bronaugh was arrested when his vehicle was stopped on Hwy. N just west of 1425 Road. The chase has been confirmed as pursuit #21 of the year and started on I-49 when a Sheriff’s Deputy noticed the vehicle driving very erratically and at a high

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    ElDo man sentenced for sexual exploitation of a minor

    Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that an El Dorado Springs man was sentenced in federal court Tuesday, July 22, for sexually exploiting a minor.

    Bryan Lee Courtney, 24, El Dorado Springs, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Beth Phillips to 17 years in federal prison without parole. The court also ordered Courtney to pay $1,494 in restitution to the victim for counseling.

    On Feb. 7, 2014, Courtney pleaded guilty to using a minor to produce child pornography. Courtney admitted that he

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    First traffic jam on new entrance road

    WORK IN PROGRESS – Work as begun on the new Epick-up route from Twyman St., past the playground to Grand Street.

    The new road is expected to be ready by the start of school.

    The road will be the only one used to drop off and pick up Elementary students.

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    Discover More on 54

    Missouri State Representative Warren Love (R-Osceola) released the following statement following Governor Jay Nixon’s approval of omnibus legislation that renames several portions of highways in Missouri:

    “I am pleased that the governor has approved the highway-naming bill. U.S. Hwy. 54 enters from the East at Louisiana, MO, at the Mississippi River and runs Southwesterly across the entire state en route to El Paso, TX. This route is attractive to many tourists traveling through Missouri because it is not an Interstate

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    Q and A with judicial candidates

    Cedar County Prosecutor candidates Ty Gaither and Reggie Breshears and Associate Circuit Judge candidates Tom Pyle and Rick Pohlsander will be in the Park at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 26, to answer questions from the public.

    Everyone is invited to attend. El Dorado Springs Chamber of Commerce Director Jackson Tough will moderate.

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    Oh yeah. We are so ready to Picnic

    IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR – By Tuesday afternoon there was little room to place lawn chairs, the prime locations in the Park went as early as Sunday, July 13.

    With cooler weather in the forecast, this Picnic should be one of the more enjoyable in recent years.

    The Band Plays On

    This last weekend was a blast with Polka Night on Saturday evening. It was the first time we ever had a Polka Night – and come to find out, Aug. 9 is National Polka Day, so our timing was perfect! We will try to make this an annual event for the Band.

    Our Band is thinning down. Every weekend a few more members leave for college. We miss them already but we wish them the best this school year. There are only three weekends left to play this summer, so we hope everyone will try to come listen on Friday or

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

    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

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