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ETA: Before Picnic

Posted May 5, 2016 at 5:14 pm

SIDEWALK CONSTRUCTION BEGINS – Sod was broken Tuesday morning for the Highway 54 Sidewalk to the Future when a Westport Construction employee used a bobcat to start the project that is scheduled to be completed before the 2016 Picnic. El Dorado Springs City Manager Bruce Rogers said the sidewalk will be 6 ft. wide and will have rest benches along it but no trash cans. The contract is for approximately $250,000. The city’s share is $31,250 which the Chamber of Commerce matched through donations from businesses and individuals. The Chamber will purchase the benches with donations.

    Cedar County Commission to meet Tuesday

    The Cedar County Commission will meet Tuesday, April 12, because the commissioners will be out of the county on Monday at a meeting.

    Cedar County Clerk Peggy Kenney said the commission had calls the past week with complaints about chicken barns, “as happens all the time.”

    She said that Springfield Utilities came for their annual meeting with the board to discuss their water intake pipe in Stockton Lake. She said that Springfield is not pumping water now because its lakes are full.

    Senior Center to deliver spuds, chef salad

    Get you hot baked potato or chef salad delivered to your door at your requested time on the quarter hour from 10:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 13, along with a homemade cookie, all for just $6.

    All you have to do is call your order in to 876-5574 or fax your order to 876-5654 no later than 3 p.m. on Tuesday, April 12.

    Options for the baked potato are butter, sour cream, cheese sauce, broccoli, chili with beans, chopped onions, real bacon bits and salsa.

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    Know these guys?

    HELP ID ROBBERS – St. Clair Co. Sheriff Scott Keeler is seeking the public’s assistance identifying two suspects in an early morning robbery that occurred in Appleton City on Friday, April, 1.

    Sheriff Keeler said at approximately 4 a.m. St. Clair County deputies and the Appleton City Police Chief responded to Casey’s General Store, Appleton City, in reference to an armed robbery that just occurred. During the investigation it was learned two male subjects walked into the

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    Help El Dorado Springs win $5,000

    Would you like to win $5,000 for El Dorado Springs? You can help do just that! The El Dorado Springs Chamber of Commerce has entered the 2016 “Thankful for Our Communities” Essay Contest sponsored by Shelter Insurance.

    Chamber Director Jackson Tough wrote an essay about the “El Dorado Springs Historic District” neon sign titled “The Sign of Our Times” hoping to win the $5,000 prize money for revitalization and to re-light the landmark neon sign in the community. The sign is located at the intersection of Hwy. 54 and Main Street.

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    First in recent history

    TWO QUALIFY FOR NATIONALS – Sophomores Caleb Alexander and Caleb Miller will be the first students in recent history to compete at State and Nationals with the same event in the same year. Not only did they qualify to State with their Duet Acting piece, but they will travel to Nationals at Salt Lake City to perform their Duo Interpretation. Caleb Alexander qualified to Nationals individually in Humorous Interpretation and Caleb Miller qualified in Dramatic Interpretation. Unfortunately, because of the

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    Sign up for clean up

    OK, you’ve thought about it long enough.

    Saturday, April 9, is City-wide Clean Up Day and your opportunity to volunteer to help the El Dorado Springs community spruce up for spring.

    Whether you represent a church group, civic group, school or just yourself, register by calling: the El Dorado Springs Chamber of Commerce at 417/876-4154, Clean-Up co-chairmen, Bob and Glenda Baker at 417/876-3426 or for tree/brush removal, Jack Daniel at 417/296-1336.

    If you need assistance with any clean up, please call the Chamber

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    Easter Egg Hunt in Park

    EASTER BUNNY MUST HAVE BEEN HERE – Matt Deschane led the ever popular El Dorado Springs Optimist Club effort to provide an Easter Egg hunt in the El Dorado Springs Park for area children. He and his fellow Optimist club members spent $580 on candy then threw it in the various age group sections of the Park for the children to gather like a huge vacuum cleaner. In this photo, the 3 and 4 year-olds only took minutes to make several bags

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    ‘That Dalton Gang’ to be at Opera House Apr. 7

    MARK YOUR CALENDARS, so you can see the phenomenal That Dalton Gang at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 7, in the Opera House Theatre, beautiful downtown El Dorado Springs. Advance tickets are available at Allisons Quick Lube and Mid Missouri Bank for $7 or $10 at the door. Proceeds will benefit the Opera House Arts Council Scholarship program. For more information, contact 417/296-5990.

    Folks are loading up and looking out for this multi-talented, energetic breakout group of natural

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    Former area resident crashes in helicopter

    A former El Dorado Springs area resident, John Read, or Johnny Bill as he is known here, suffered critical injuries when the small private helicopter he was piloting alone apparently developed a mechanical problem and crashed into a wooded ravine about 5:40 p.m. Friday, March 25, in southern Stone County between Branson West on the east and Cape Fair on the west and between Hwy. 76 on the north and Table Rock Lake on the south.

    Firefighters, medical technicians, Highway Patrol troopers and sheriff’s deputies converged on the scene. Johnny Bill was

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