Do you have or know of a child who will turn 4 or 5 by July 31?

Posted March 26, 2015 at 10:29 am

If so, then it’s time to register him or her for school.

Call 417/432-3196 to schedule an appointment for screening and registration which will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 7.

Once you have called, a registration packet will be mailed to you. Be sure you bring the completed packet information as well as your child’s birth certificate, social security card and immunization record.

    Request absentee ballots now

    Absentee voting has begun. Absentee ballots may be requested by mail or fax.

    Mail absentee ballot requests to Peggy Kenney, Cedar County Clerk; % of Voter Registration; 113 South St.; Stockton, MO 65785. Fax absentee ballot requests to 417/276-3461.

    Your request must include your name, phone number, address to which your ballot is to be mailed, reason for voting absentee, birth date or last four of your social security number and the signature of each person requesting an absentee ballot.

    Cedar County Ambulance District board advances health care with purchases

    After the Cedar County Ambulance Board meeting Monday night, Neal Taylor, ambulance director for Citizens Memorial Hospital, informally told the press that the ambulance board had just advanced the safety and quality in EMS care in Cedar County. He said the ambulance board is helping advance EMS to the next level.

    During the meeting, the board voted to buy two new ambulances and two Stryker power cots and power cot loaders.

    Board members present were Kenny Turner, John Wilson, Don Fugate, Sue Rice and Dennis Winston – presiding.

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    Proposed tax topic of Town Hall

    About 20 citizens, some of them Cedar County deputies and three of them Cedar County Commissioners gathered in the El Dorado Springs Civic Center Friday evening in a town hall meeting called by Cedar County Sheriff Leon Dwerlkotte to discuss the proposed 1⁄4 cent law enforcement sales tax. The sheriff opened the meeting telling the group, “It is not for that building (the new jail).”

    He said, “If the sales tax does not pass, we will have to do what Greene County does. If you have a problem, you come to us.

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    Opera House Theatre to reopen this weekend

    The Opera House Arts Council is proud to announce the reopening of the Opera House Theatre this weekend.

    Get ready for a new digital projector and new improved sound system. We have worked very hard to get to this day, through the help of our wonderful supporting community with all of the benefits and fundraisers and personal donations. There is no way to express our gratitude enough to everyone who has supported our project. We will continue to need your support as we are a not for profit organization and will continue

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    Step into the future

    COMMUNITY’S PLEDGE HONORED – El Dorado Springs Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Jackson Tough presented the City Council with a commemorative check representing the $31,250 raised by the community for the Sidewalk to the Future Project. The money represents half of the 20% required by to begin the project.

    With Jackson (fourth from left) are (from left) City Manager Bruce Rogers, Councilman Jim Luster, Mayor Brad True and Councilmen Jerry Baldwin and Randy Bland.


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    Cedar and St. Clair County Sheriff’s Offices to participate in youth seat belt enforcement

    The Cedar and St. Clair County Sheriff’s Offices will join other law enforcement agencies across the state in supporting an aggressive youth seat belt mobilization campaign from March 15 to March 31. Its goal is to crack down on Missouri’s seat belt law violators and to reduce highway fatalities.

    Only 67 percent of Missouri teens wear their seat belts when driving or riding in a motor vehicle. Eight out of 10 teens killed in traffic accidents are found without a seat belt on. Under the Graduated Driver’s License (GDL) law, teens are

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    Tragedy strikes after three children fall through ice in Vernon County pond

    One child has been confirmed dead after what officials are calling an accidental drowning early Saturday morning.

    According to a joint press release from the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office, Vernon County Ambulance District and the Nevada Fire Department, emergency personnel responded to a 911 call that was made around 9 a.m. The press release confirmed that three children had fallen through the ice at a residential pond just outside Nevada. One of the children was treated on scene, and one was transported by the Vernon County Ambulance District after two of the

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    Four state champions

    GIRLS BRING HONORS TO TOWN – Markers went up on the four El Dorado Springs city limit signs this week commemorating three more joyous occasions in the city’s history – when signs recording the dates two girls volleyball teams and a girls basketball team brought the top honor to El Dorado Springs joined the one marking this as the home of 2011 Miss Missouri Sydney Friar. Now when travelers and local residents on Hwy. 54, Hwy. 82 and Hwy. 32 come

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    Safe place for tykes

    EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER ABOUT READY FOR BIDS – At the March 5 School Board meeting, Superintendent Mark Koca said the the plans for the Early Childhood Center are about completed and ready to go out for bids. Plans for the structure, which will be totally financed by an approximately $950,000 grant, currently feature a tornado safe room. Supt. Koca hopes the bids come back within budget to keep that room in the plan. The Center grant required cooperation between the City of El Dorado Springs and

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    Benefit for Rusty Norval Saturday

    The community is invited to a benefit dinner and silent auction for El Dorado native and businessman Rusty Norval at 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 14, in the First Baptist Church Family Life Center in El Dorado Springs.

    The $10 meal includes pulled pork, wild turkey, cheesy potatoes and all the trimmings. Kids 12 and under eat free.

    Mud and Mire gospel group will perform.

    The benefit is designed to help defray Rusty’s medical bills which exceed what his insurance pays.

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    Posted March 26, 2015 at 9:11 am

    El Dorado Springs Cheerleaders were honored with a banquet and awards presentation on Wednesday, March 19, in the Hs/Ms cafeteria.

    Parents, grandparents and cheerleaders were treated to a meal of barbeque, beans, cheesy potatoes and

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    Bulldogs win 2-1 in season opener

    Posted March 26, 2015 at 9:10 am

    In a March 21 double header at Cassville, pitching picked up the El Dorado Springs Bulldogs Varsity’s offense in 2-1 victory over Pea Ridge, AR.

    El Dorado Springs Bulldogs starter Spencer Young doesn’t need much help when he is on the hill

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    Late Cassville surge downs Bulldogs

    Posted March 26, 2015 at 9:09 am

    The second game of a double header in Cassville Saturday was a tight game until Cassville scored 10 late runs for the 18-7 victory over the El Dorado Springs Bulldogs.

    Jake Schieffer reached base three times. He scored one run and had

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    Posted March 26, 2015 at 9:08 am

    MORE WRESTLING AWARDS – Two Bulldog wrestlers could not attend the awards ceremony Thursday because they are now involved in baseball. Ms. Marsh caught up with them the next day at school.

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    MS Dawgs bite Skyline 16-3

    Posted March 26, 2015 at 8:57 am

    Early lead gives the El Dorado Springs Bulldogs victory over Skyline, 16-3 in the second game on Saturday.

    The 7th/8th Bulldogs beat Skyline 16-3 in four innings on Saturday at ElDo after a nine-run explosion in the second inning.

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    Posted March 26, 2015 at 8:55 am

    On Saturday, March 14, El Dorado Springs High School Powerlifters competed in the first state recognized weightlifting meet in Missouri at Glendale High School in Springfield. Kids from all over the state competed in this event where

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    Bulldogs lose to Bolivar Liberators 10-0

    Posted March 26, 2015 at 8:54 am

    Bolivar beat El Dorado Springs 10-0 in the first round of the Bolivar Tournament Monday, March 23, at Bolivar. Five fielding errors which led to 6 unearned runs doomed the Bulldogs.

    Kason Schwalm was credited with the loss despite pitching pretty well.

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    Posted March 26, 2015 at 8:53 am

    Giving up some spring break time was worth it. Celebrating their 3rd place finish at the Lakeland Youth Basketball Tournament are: (Front Row): Gavin Whitworth, Reese McCullough, Landon Murry and (Back Row): Coach Richard Lyness,

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    ECH Basketball Honors 2015

    Posted March 19, 2015 at 9:33 am

    ALL STATE FOR TWO AT ECH – Chaney Housh, and Anna Buttorff, both El Dorado Christian School juniors, were awarded MCSAA State Basketball awards during the State Playoffs in Joplin. Chaney

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    Love note from Jeff City

    Posted March 26, 2015 at 10:17 am

    My Fellow Missourians,

    My In-District activity began at the Cedar County Farm Bureau meeting Thursday evening. The program was on Missouri’s fencing law. Our state has two fencing laws. One is the general fence law and the

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    Bill vital to viability and success of farming

    Posted March 26, 2015 at 10:16 am

    Before the 2015 session even began, I and other lawmakers vowed to again take up the omnibus agricultural bill that was approved last year. The bill was ultimately struck down by the governor because of controversial language involving captive

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    Excess sugar: Not so sweet for your health

    Posted March 26, 2015 at 9:21 am

    As a nation, craving something “sweet” seems to be a food pattern that has gotten out of control according to Dr. Pam Duitsman, a nutrition specialist with University of Missouri Extension.

    “Most of us have a craving for something sweet now and

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    Savvy Senior®

    Posted March 26, 2015 at 8:45 am

    Essential legal documents all seniors should have

    Dear Savvy Senior,

    What kinds of legal documents are suggested for end-of-life plans? I would like to get my affairs in order before it’s too late.


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    Treating hearing loss pays dividends on the job

    Posted March 26, 2015 at 8:43 am

    The willingness to take action is the single most important ingredient for success. This is true in any career, in any business venture, and at any time in a person’s life.

    Addressing hearing loss on the job allows you to stay ahead

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    Lawmakers call for GOP chairman’s resignation

    Posted March 19, 2015 at 10:44 am

    by Steven Anthony

    Three senators and two members of the House called on Missouri Republican Party Chairman John Hancock Thursday, March 12, to resign after allegations surfaced claiming Hancock orchestrated what some called a, “whispering campaign” against former State Auditor and gubernatorial

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    Love Note from Jefferson City

    Posted March 19, 2015 at 10:43 am

    by Rep. Warren Love

    Well the time has come to discuss “Daylight Savings Time.” It reminds me of an old Indian saying; “Only the government would believe that you could cut a foot off the top of

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    House Approves Fiscal Year 2016 Budget

    Posted March 19, 2015 at 10:42 am

    It was another busy week here in Jefferson City as lawmakers and staff returned to the State Capitol after a shortened weekend, due to Daylight Savings Time. This week, the Senate approved several bills and heard more bills in

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