Council votes for electric rate increase

Posted April 17, 2014 at 2:47 pm

In a four to one vote, the El Dorado Springs City Council voted to increase the current electrical rates by 3% beginning with the April billing. Then rates will increase by 2 % next year and 1 % the third year. The one dissenting vote was cast by Councilman Gene Floyd who said after the first reading of the ordinance that the Council shouldn’t have waited for eight years before increasing the rates. Mayor Brad True and Councilmen Jerry Baldwin and Jerry Friar commented it wasn’t needed until couple of years ago.

Floyd suggested that maybe their needs to be a 1% increase to the rate every year.

All councilmen, Friar, Floyd, Mayor Brad True, Baldwin and Randy Bland were present as were City Manager Bruce Rogers and City Clerk Lisa Janes.

Bland asked

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    CCAD pays half of phone system for sheriff

    The most time consuming portion of the March 17 Cedar County Ambulance District Board of Directors meeting was not even on the tentative agenda. Cedar County Sheriff Leon Dwerlkotte said he was sent by the Cedar County Commission to ask if the Ambulance Board would pay half the cost of the $80,000 dispatching system that needs to be installed in the new jail before it open April 1.

    Ambulance Board members present were Don Fugate, Sue Rice, Dennis Winston – presiding, James Reynolds and Robert Matney. Board Member John Wilson was absent.

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    First state championship for Lady Bulldogs

    LADY BULLDOGS BEAT ASH GROVE LADY PIRATES IN LAST THREE MINUTES – For three quarters of the 2014 state championship game Saturday, March 15, the El Dorado Springs Lady Bulldogs seemed to have an easy time leading Ash Grove Lady Pirates. Then at the end of the 3rd quarter and into the 4th quarter, the Lady Pirates found another gear catching and passing the Lady Bulldogs. But the Lady Bulldogs dug deep to catch and pass the Lady Pirates 66-56 for

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    Bucket brigade

    PACKIN’ ‘EM UP – Thirteen Nine Wonders Optimist Club members spent their Sunday afternoon, March 9, preparing Emergency Buckets for every classroom at the Public and Christian Schools in El Dorado Springs. The buckets include toilet paper, paper towels, bandaides, bug spray, shower curtain, blanket, water, a trash bag and a flash light.

    The funds for the project were supplied by a matching $500 grant from Optimists International. The club has raised $500 plus from the local community.

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    Nevada man charged with sexual exploitation of children

    Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that Nevada, Mo., man was charged in federal court Tuesday, March 11, with the sexual exploitation of a child after he assumed a false online identity as a woman and persuaded a teenage girl in Georgia to provide pornographic images of herself and to engage in illicit sexual activities.

    Curtis Bowman, 42, Nevada, was charged in a criminal complaint that was filed in the U.S. District Court in Springfield. Bowman remains in federal custody pending a detention hearing on Friday,

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    Candidates file for county offices

    Cedar County


    Prosecuting Attorney – Ty Gaither, Reggie Breshears.

    Associate Circuit Judge – Rick Pohlsander, Tom Pyle.

    Presiding Commissioner – Jesse Watts (Inc), Patty Thompson, Gregg Fast, Marlon Collins, Pattie Miller, Byron Hamilton.

    Collector - Joan Haines (Inc).

    Circuit Clerk – Melinda Gumm (Inc).


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    Entertainers wanted for 2014 Picnic

    The El Dorado Springs Picnic Committee would like to invite local entertainers/bands to apply for the scheduled openings for the 2014 Picnic. The Picnic will be July 17-19. Openings are 30-60 minutes, street dance approximately three hours. The Picnic committee will make the final decision of time allotment, depending on the schedule. If you would like to apply, please contact any Picnic committee member. If you have any questions, you may contact Judi-417-876-2691 or email

    2014 Picnic committee members are: Mike Bush-chairman,

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    Garage Sales

    1 MILE WEST on EE, 145 ROAD – 3rd house on left. Friday. 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Lots of nice clothing, miscellaneous. Farris

    1503 SOUTH SUMMER – Friday, Saturday, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Lots of baby items and miscellaneous

    703 SUNSET DR – Saturday, 7 a.m. – 1 p.m.

    804 SOUTH GRAND – Saturday, 7 a.m. – ? Baby items, young girl items, plus lots more,

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    For Sale

    APPLIANCE REPAIR - Appliance parts. Miller’s Country Corner. 417-884-2684

    Appliances – Mostly new. Some used. Miller’s Country Corner. 417-884-2684


    Seller Financing Avail

    *3-4 Bedroom

    *2 baths

    *Many new updates


    El Dorado Springs



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    For Rent

    BULLS FOR RENT - Angus, Limosin, Charlois and others. No Sundays. Steve Glenn 417-694-2386

    ElDo MINI STORAGE - various sizes. Call 417-876-4436 – office

    FOR RENT – Clean two bedroom house. Deposit and references. No pets. 417-876-1132

    FOR RENT – Two bedroom house, 203 West Spring, CH/CA. 876-3909

    ROCKVILLE – All bills

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