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Eighth year for fundraiser

Posted August 27, 2015 at 4:00 pm

RUNNING UPHILL FOR A REASON – At the starting signal on Saturday, July 18, a mass of humanity started running for a reason, with the walkers in the back, up west Spring Street on their way to raising $13,510 for St. Jude Children’s Hospital. More on Page 9.

    Special Road to chip and seal Airport Road

    At the July meeting Tuesday evening of the El Dorado Springs Special Road District commissioners, the Road District employee, Carl Swager, said that he will soon start putting a chip and seal coating on Airport Road starting at the city limits.

    Swager said he will start at the curve by RS&C process and to to the end of the pavement on Airport Road.

    Meanwhile, Swager said he has been mowing, mixing blacktop and patching holes in pavement.

    The commissioners – Ron Swopes, Mike Bush

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    Senator Mike Parson says Lt. Governor’s office would give him better path to real reforms

    Senator Mike Parson has released the following statement regarding his decision to seek the office of Lieutenant Governor:

    “After much conversation with my family, friends and supporters, we have decided to redirect our campaign toward the office of Lieutenant Governor. This race is not now, and never has been, about me. It is about winning real reform for Missourians. It is about fundamentally changing the indefensible way in which state and political business is too often conducted today.”

    “It is now clear that there is more agreement than

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    Shady doins’ at ElDo Youth

    HOLE LOT OF DIGGING GOING ON – Campers at ElDo Youth this week helped plant five trees that were supplied by the Modern Woodmen of the World and Chalet Nursery. Two of the five to be planted replace two larger trees on the front lawn of the facility –one falling victim to disease and the other recently struck by lightening.

    Campers ages 7 – 14 help plant the shade trees under the supervision of the Woodmen and ElDo Youth

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    Hwy. H bridge open

    Where: St. Clair County Hyw. H bridge over Clear Creek five miles north of Hwy. 82 near El Dorado Springs

    When: 1:30 p.m., Saturday, July 25

    What: St. Clair County Hwy. H bridge near El Dorado Springs is OPEN to traffic after contractor crews replaced the bridge deck or driving surface.

    Shelter Insurance® grants $5,000 to the ElDo Chamber of Commerce

    Shelter Insurance Companies recently held a Facebook essay contest called “Thankful for Our Communities.” Five winners each received a $5,000 grant for the charity of their choice. Vicki Hillsman, a local El Dorado Springs resident, wrote a winning essay about El Dorado Springs.

    The contest was held from March 1, 2015 through March 31, 2015. The rules required entrants to write an essay about what makes their communities special and have their Facebook friends vote on their essay. The essay that earned the most votes was an automatic winner, and the next

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    Saturday night in the Park

    CROWD UP ON LO CASH – City Manager Bruce Rogers told the Sun, “I thought the entertainment on Saturday was really good. We’ve had then before. Several people have told me it was the best entertainment we’ve ever had.” He said that the gross on the carnival was down only $1,600. “That affects us about $400. I felt like the crowd was smaller than normal on Friday night. He said that the number of booths was about the same as last year but over a

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    Commission wants to keep dispatching here

    Dear Ambulance Board,

    It has been brought to our attention that Citizens Memorial Hospital is proposing to move the medical dispatch to Polk County. As the Cedar County Commission we have some concerns as if this would be in the best interest of the local citizens. In the past we have experienced some negative outcomes from having out of town dispatch.

    Some of the concerns:

    •Emergency calls being screened by Cedar County then passed to another dispatch center, rescreened then calling for the

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    Friday night in the Park

    DREW SIX STRIKES A CHORD – Drew Six, the Friday night headliner for the 2015 Picnic, and his band, the Soul Plains Drifters, brought their high octane music to the main stage in the Park. He invited one of El Dorado Springs favorite crooners, Kamber Cain, who currently is the State Fair Idol, to join him in singing, “You Can’t Go Home.” Together they knocked it out of the Park. Drew Six had his own fan club front and center in the audience. Cindy

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    Prosecutor gets pay increase

    by Jason Lamb, State of Missouri Office of Prosecution Services

    In January of this year, I advised you of the possibility that full-time prosecutors would receive a one percent (1%) pay raise based upon possible salary increases in the judiciary. Apparently, all Missouri judges, including associate circuit judges, will be receiving a 1% salary increase effective July 1, 2015.

    Pursuant to section 56.265, the compensation for full-time elected prosecutors (except charter counties) is tied to the salary of associate circuit judges. Salaries of associate circuit judges are indexed

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