Alli’s Floral to move to Park Street

Posted April 24, 2014 at 11:48 am

Alli’s Floral will move from downtown El Dorado Springs to 1301 South Park the first week in May.

Citing the larger building currently occupied by Confetti as a main motivator for moving, Alli’s will keep her floral and gifts as well and continue with the ground coffee and fresh tea that Confetti carries as well at the Life Is Good line and several other gift items. The coffee – bar will be discontinued.

Alli’s, owned by Allison Shinkle and Cindi Louderback, has been located at 201 N. Main since June 2011. Their new location will provide the same great service and great prices.

They’ll have a new address but keep the same phone numbers, 876-4421 and 876-9220.

    Nevada sex offender pleads guilty

    Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Nevada man who is a registered sex offender pleaded guilty in federal court today to receiving and distributing child pornography over the Internet.

    David Lee Knowles, 55, Nevada, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge David P. Rush to the charge contained in an April 2, 2013, federal indictment. Knowles is a registered sex offender as a result of his 1997 conviction for sexual assault.

    By pleading guilty today, Knowles admitted that he received and

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    Superintendent explains need, urgency for bond issue

    Many of you know that El Dorado Springs R-2 Schools is again running a bond campaign for the construction of new facilities.

    This will be the district’s third attempt at convincing the voters to support this project. The last two times the issue fell short with slightly under 50% of the vote being in favor. A little over 57% is required to pass the issue in this election.

    In the dozens of conversations I have had with patrons regarding the bond issue

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    Needs still remain

    Superintendent Mark Koca

    Once again, we are disappointed that we have not managed to make our case to the voters for additional facilities. However, our needs still remain so we will continue to work with the patrons of the district to meet these needs in the



    Sammie Harris sentenced to five years unsupervised probation for 2010 shooting

    Sammie Elton Harris, 88, Jerico Springs, was sentenced March 24, 2014, in Cedar County County Circuit Court to five years SIS (Suspended Imposition of Sentence) unsupervised probation for voluntary manslaughter and assault 2nd degree for the April 20, 2010, shotgun killing of his step son, Joseph Patton Cox, at the Harris home and for minor injuries to the arm of Amos D. Miller.

    Harris entered an Alford plea to both charges in the March 24 hearing.

    Initially, former Cedar County Prosecutor Michael Ash charged Harris with first degree

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    Concert to congratulate musicians on state honors

    The El Dorado Springs Opera House will host a Congratulations on State Honors concert and recital for the High School Choir, small ensembles and solos and 1st place trophy performances beginning at 7 p.m. Monday, April 21.

    Free admission. Come and congratulate the kids.

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    Can you dig it?

    THE HOLE THING – The long awaited flooring project at the Wayside Inn Museum got underway on Monday, April 14, when Paul Miller’s construction crew dug six holes in the floor of the museum’s lobby as the first step to shoring up the floor. The holes, which go all the way to the a solid footing beneath the floor, were filled with concrete and designed to keep the floor from sagging further.

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    Two arrested in Nevada


    Two people were booked into the Vernon County Jail Tuesday afternoon, April 2, on charges stemming from a search warrant that was served on north Oak St. in Nevada last month.

    Vernon County Sheriff Jason Mosher said James C. Sorden, 39, Nevada, and Christy D Sorden, 30, Nevada, were arrested on charges of possession of a controlled substance and keeping and maintain a public nuisance.

    The Sheriff said his office, members of the CNET Drug task force and officers from the Nevada Police Department served a search warrant

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    Move over for work zones – It’s the law

    National Work Zone Awareness Week is April 7-11

    Every spring, the Missouri Department of Transportation starts preparing for the summer season of roadwork across the state. Part of that preparation includes the observance of National Work Zone Awareness Week, which is April 7-11.

    Highway workers spend their days working a short distance from fast-moving vehicles. They make every effort to work safely, but they count on motorists to pay attention, slow down and use caution when driving through work zones.

    In 2012, Governor Jay

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    ‘Shining with the KC Chiefs!’ sixth annual Lighthouse Gala

    You are invited to the Sixth Annual Lighthouse Gala celebrating our area youth, the arts and our communities as together we spend the evening “Shining with the KC Chiefs!” On Saturday, May 10 the festivities kickoff at 6 p.m. in the First Baptist Church Family Life Center at 500 South Main in El Dorado Springs when the Lighthouse Children’s Theatre welcome guests for a night of celebration and fun. Two KC Chief Hall of Fame legends: “Nick the Kick” Lowery and “The Nigerian Nightmare” Christian Okoye will be introduced

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    MS Track competes at Ash Grove, Stockton

    Posted April 24, 2014 at 10:54 am

    The El Dorado Springs Middle School track team traveled to Ash Grove on April 11.

    In the 8th grade boys division, Gavin Reed finished second in the shot put and fourth in the discus.

    In the 8th grade

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    Posted April 24, 2014 at 10:53 am

    El Dorado Springs Senior Alexa Schaaf signed a letter of intent on Wednesday, April 16, to play basketball at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville beginning this fall. With her at the signing were her parents, Terri and Dusty,

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    During the April 15, Bulldogs relays in El Dorado Springs, Colten Hedrick competed in the shot put, an event he has

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    Posted April 24, 2014 at 10:46 am

    In the first home golf match for the El Dorado Springs Bulldogs the team took 3rd place with Jakob Studer being nine strokes off the lead.

    Team members include (from left) Ryan Johnson, Ben Vickers,

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    Posted April 24, 2014 at 10:41 am

    El Dorado Springs hosted their first home match of the golfing season at the City Golf Course on Tuesday, April 15. Participating teams were Butler, Stockton, Hermitage and Drexel.

    The Bulldogs host another home match

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    ElDo High School Bulldogs relay results

    Posted April 24, 2014 at 10:36 am

    ECS JUNIOR HIGH COMPETES AT NEVADA – El Dorado Christian brought home gold and silver medals from the Nevada track meet on April 10. Pictured is the girls junior high relay team – Sarah Hagan, Lauren Arduser,

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    Jay Farris to be inducted into Hall of Fame

    Posted April 17, 2014 at 11:24 am

    We are excited to announce the inaugural Missouri Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame Weekend in Springfield, Missouri on April 26 and 27. For the first time the Hall of Fame induction ceremony, Academic All-State banquet, and Missouri Challenge showcasing top seniors from throughout Missouri will

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    Wrestling awards

    Posted April 17, 2014 at 11:19 am


    TOP WINNERS – (from left) Gage Miller – Big Heart Award, Landon Leonard – Most Improved, Matt Thurman – Grinder Award and Hayden Harper – Take Down Machine and King Pin. Harper was also a

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    Time to get ready for soccer season

    Posted April 17, 2014 at 11:03 am

    So we have finally made it to the time of year when many begin to look forward to the end of the school year and the beginning of the new sports seasons. The El Dorado Springs

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    Baseball Stats

    Posted April 17, 2014 at 10:26 am

    El Dorado Springs vs. Clinton

    James Dubois did all he could to give the El Dorado Springs Bulldogs a boost, but it wasn’t enough to get past Clinton, as the Bulldogs lost 9-6 in seven innings at Clinton Tournament

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    Manage stress, don’t let it manage you

    Posted April 24, 2014 at 11:46 am

    Stress comes in all shapes and sizes but no matter how it is packaged, stress can test our limits psychologically, emotionally and physically.

    “It is hard to believe but almost 90 percent of all visits to primary care providers are due to

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    Senate hopes to bring Super Bowl to Kansas City

    Posted April 24, 2014 at 11:40 am

    I want to express my appreciation to all the candidates who put themselves on the ballot for consideration in the municipal elections this past week. I offer congratulations to those who were successful in their bid for office

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    Creditor or predator: How to tell the difference

    Posted April 24, 2014 at 11:38 am

    If you need a loan, payday loans and pawnshops should be your last choice, says a University of Missouri Extension family financial education specialist.

    Payday loans are a black hole that can suck borrowers into a lifetime of debt, says Virgil Woolridge.

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    Legislative leaders comment on Governor’s statement

    Posted April 24, 2014 at 11:37 am

    “I am disappointed in the governor’s statement today on Senate Bills 509 and 496,” said President Pro Tem Tom Dempsey. “I believe the governor’s concerns are not justified,” Dempsey continued. “Unfortunately, the governor would rather spend his time searching for technical issues than to constructively engage

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    See bison babies Saturday at Prairie State Park

    Posted April 24, 2014 at 10:34 am

    A sure sign of spring on the prairie is a baby bison sighting, and right now it’s calving season at Prairie State Park in Mindenmines. The park holds guided bison hikes on the first Saturday of each month, and the hike scheduled for Saturday, May 3,

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    Heaven is for Real, movie claims

    Posted April 24, 2014 at 10:19 am

    By Rusty Wright

    The kid says he sat in Jesus’ lap. In heaven.

    And that angels sang Sunday School songs. He asked them to sing “We Will, We Will Rock You,” but they declined.

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    Savvy Senior®

    Posted April 24, 2014 at 10:15 am

    Dear Savvy Senior,

    What can you tell me about reverse mortgages? I was considering one last year, but now I hear they are more difficult to get.

    Ready to Reverse

    Dear Ready,

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    Ask the Pharmacist: Should women worry about osteoporosis?

    Posted April 24, 2014 at 10:14 am

    The “silent thief,” more commonly known as osteoporosis, impacts 10 million Americans, with millions more suffering from low bone density. Osteoporosis is a progressive, degenerative disease that occurs when bone loss outpaces the growth of new bone, weakening the bone

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News Archived

    Notice of public test

    In closing of the General Municipal Election held on Tuesday, April 8, a public test of the vote tabulating equipment will be conducted in the basement

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