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Band plays on 131 years

Posted October 1, 2015 at 3:53 pm

EL DORADO SPRINGS MUNICIAPAL BAND ENDS SUMMER 2015 SEASON – The El Dorado Springs Municipal Band ended its last performance for the summer of 2015 on Sunday, Aug. 30. There were several people who came out for the concert which always makes it more fun to play. We had crowd requests for Friday, Saturday and Sunday which is something we always enjoy doing.

On Sunday, the Band presented Band Director Gary Hardison and Band Manager Teri Biddlecome with some lovely framed pictures made from artifacts for trumpets and trombones. These were wonderful gifts that will be treasured for years to come. Gary and I would like to thank our Band Members for a great summer. Our Band Members are faithful to come every weekend and

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    Fire under investigation

    MINOR DAMAGE – El Dorado Springs police are investigating a suspicious fire that was reported about 9:30 p.m. Sunday in the alcove at Sportsman’s Paradise, 201 South Main St. where the owner’s, Steve and Donna Murrell used to keep a pop machine.

    El Dorado Springs Volunteer Fire Department Chief Owen Elliott said that someone had apparently threw something into a pile of leaves that had accumulated or set the leaves on fire.

    He said that

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    School Board decides on ‘best’ dirt bid

    The El Dorado Springs School Board needed a crystal ball and a lot of construction wisdom when they evaluated dirt work bids last Thursday evening from three contractors who each provided their own “design build” plan for dirtwork on the Morlan property west of the football stadium. This work includes the leveling of the property to create a practice field / PE field, storm water control for the property, and leveling and graveling of the parking areas surrounding the football / track / baseball complex.

    The superintendent, Mark Koca, estimated that the

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    Celebrating 100 years

    100TH BIRTHDAY PARTY – A celebration will be held in honor of Ruth E. Robert’s 100th birthday on Saturday, Sept. 5, in Roscoe Christian Church from 1-3 p.m.

    Come share cake and stories with her.

    No gifts please.

    School tax rate hearing Thursday

    The El Dorado Springs R-2 School Board will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27, in the High School Library for a tax rate hearing and other business.

    The first item of business, after hearing patron comments, will be to set the tax rate: 2014 Assessed Valuation – $84,844,810; 2015 Assessed Valuation – $88,375,328. New Tax Rate Ceiling – $3.1841 (2014 – $3.1769). Debt Service Levy – $0.54 (2014 – $0.54). Total Levy – $3.7241 per $100 of assessed valuation

    The board will then go into a regular

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    ElDo welcomes trophy back home

    SENIOR CELEBRATION – After the victory Friday night, Bulldog football seniors and their friends got their hands on the Cedar Bowl trophy.

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    Now on sheriff’s vehicles

    IN GOD WE TRUST – While attending the Missouri Sheriff’s Association summer conference in Branson, the MSA president, Sheriff Kevin Bond, Pettis County, put before all Missouri Sheriffs to vote to place the quote, “In God We Trust” on the back of all Missouri County patrol cars. The vote was unanimous. I am proud to say that the words, “In God We Trust” have been placed on all the Cedar County patrol cars. Shf. Leon Dwerlkotte

    VC Most Wanted from ElDo in custody

    One of Vernon County’s most wanted is in custody after leading Vernon County Deputies on a pursuit into Bates County early Tuesday morning.

    According to officials from the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office, Phillip A Bemis, 36 of El Dorado Springs was a wanted fugitive for charges of theft. A Vernon County Deputy received information early Tuesday of a possible location for Bemis that resulted in a vehicle pursuit when the deputy attempted to stop him. The pursuit led into Bates County where Bates County Deputies and K-9 units responded. The pursuit ended

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    Blue Star Marker dedication this September

    A Blue Star Veterans Memorial marker will be dedicated at 2 p.m. Sunday, September 20, in the Lions Club Park in El Dorado Springs.

    The project to place the marker, which took several years, is a joint venture between the Iris Belles Garden Club and the Twilight Gardeners.

    The marker will be visible from Main Street.

    Commission makes proposal on ambulance dispatching

    When the Sun called the Cedar County Commission room about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday to ask about progress on the ambulance dispatching contract, Southern Commissioner John Fox answered the phone.

    Mr. Fox told the Sun that the commissioners had made an offer to Citizens Memorial Hospital (CMH) and were waiting on a response. He did not give any details about the offer.

    At the meeting of the Cedar Count Ambulance Board Monday evening in the Stockton barn, Presiding Commissioner Marlon Collins said that an agreement had been reached with

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