Register for City-Wide Sale Thursday

Posted April 28, 2016 at 9:51 am

The El Dorado Springs Chamber of Commerce 2016 City-Wide Sale is Friday May 6 and Saturday May 7. The Chamber promotes the event in the SUN NEWSPAPER by listing participant addresses the week of the event. The City of El Dorado Springs waives their daily garage sale fees on the two days of the event for those participants that register with the El Dorado Springs Chamber of Commerce.

As is often heard, one person’s trash is another’s treasure. Folks have an opportunity to clean out their garage, attic, spare room and shed. Some people have asked, “what does a garage sale have to do with commerce and the Chamber?”

The quote from the Chamber folks was “The event actually draws people to El Dorado Springs. Any time we can get people into our community and spending money with

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    Local entertainers sought for Picnic

    The Picnic Committee is looking for local entertainers who want to perform at the El Dorado Springs Picnic. We are looking for 30-minute acts. They will be paid $50.

    If you are interested, please contact any member of the Picnic Committee. 2016 Picnic Committee members are: Brad True, Judi Baldwin, Debbie Floyd, Joyce Cain, Mike Bush, Tania Molz, Stacy Fast and Ava Phipps.

    The 2016 Picnic is scheduled for July 21, 22 and 23, with set up and a street dance on Wednesday, July 20.

    Cedar County Commission to meet Tuesday

    The Cedar County Commission will meet Tuesday, April 12, because the commissioners will be out of the county on Monday at a meeting.

    Cedar County Clerk Peggy Kenney said the commission had calls the past week with complaints about chicken barns, “as happens all the time.”

    She said that Springfield Utilities came for their annual meeting with the board to discuss their water intake pipe in Stockton Lake. She said that Springfield is not pumping water now because its lakes are full.

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    Long time coming

    GENE FLOYD ‘RETIRES’ – After 27 years on the El Dorado Springs City Council, Gene Floyd declined to run for reelection and was presented a framed certificate of recognition by City Manager Bruce Rogers at the Monday, April 18, City Council meeting. In his brief remarks, Floyd said that it all began when Herman Jones asked him to run for council. He said in his 27 years on the council, wonderful things had happened in El Dorado Springs and he expected wonderful things

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    Senior Center to deliver spuds, chef salad

    Get you hot baked potato or chef salad delivered to your door at your requested time on the quarter hour from 10:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 13, along with a homemade cookie, all for just $6.

    All you have to do is call your order in to 876-5574 or fax your order to 876-5654 no later than 3 p.m. on Tuesday, April 12.

    Options for the baked potato are butter, sour cream, cheese sauce, broccoli, chili with beans, chopped onions, real bacon bits and salsa.

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    R-II Board awards bus bid

    At its Thursday, April 14 meeting, the El Dorado Springs R-II School Board took up consideration of an item of old business, bids to provide student transportation.

    Someone at the head table said the bids were “very, very close.”

    The cost for a three-year contract with Apple Bus was $1,868,275.64. The cost of a three-year contract with the current contractor, Durham, was $1,869,261.52.

    Durham also included an option to go to a 12 year bus age cap for $1,580,928.04 for three years which Supt.

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    Know these guys?

    HELP ID ROBBERS – St. Clair Co. Sheriff Scott Keeler is seeking the public’s assistance identifying two suspects in an early morning robbery that occurred in Appleton City on Friday, April, 1.

    Sheriff Keeler said at approximately 4 a.m. St. Clair County deputies and the Appleton City Police Chief responded to Casey’s General Store, Appleton City, in reference to an armed robbery that just occurred. During the investigation it was learned two male subjects walked into the

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    Always a night to remember

    PROM ROYALTY – The El Dorado Springs High School held their annual Prom IN the Spring City Venue above Norval – Schwalm Appliance and Furniture downtown on Saturday night, April 16. This was a new LOCATION for Prom as were the introductions made in the Park before the event which focused on the young people instead of their vehicles.

    Crowned to reign over the event were King Spencer Young, Queen Olivia Hallford and Jester Cullen May.

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    Help El Dorado Springs win $5,000

    Would you like to win $5,000 for El Dorado Springs? You can help do just that! The El Dorado Springs Chamber of Commerce has entered the 2016 “Thankful for Our Communities” Essay Contest sponsored by Shelter Insurance.

    Chamber Director Jackson Tough wrote an essay about the “El Dorado Springs Historic District” neon sign titled “The Sign of Our Times” hoping to win the $5,000 prize money for revitalization and to re-light the landmark neon sign in the community. The sign is located at the intersection of Hwy. 54 and Main Street.

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    Duke Mason Band at Opera House Theatre April 28

    Mark your calendars for a phenomenal show featuring the Duke Mason Band at the Opera House Theatre in El Dorado Springs at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 28.

    Admission is $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Tickets are available at Allisons Quick Lube, Mid Missouri Bank, Fugate Motors in El Dorado Springs and Hackers Jewelers in Nevada. For more information, contact 417/296-5990.

    All proceeds will benefit the Opera House Scholarship Fund.

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    Celebrating 100 years

    100 YEARS YOUNG – Josephine Steward Johnson is turning 100 years old on April 13. She was born at Amsterdam, MO, to Joseph and Ethyl Bradin. She was married to Lavere Steward in October 1936. They had three children, W. J. Gerry and Leon. Lavere died in 1956. In 1967 she married Loren Johnson who passed away in 1993.

    Josephine was a school teacher and a farm wife. She taught school in Missouri and in Oregon.

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    Dr. Mike scores hole-in-one

    Posted April 28, 2016 at 9:24 am

    On April 15, 2016, Semi-Pro Golfer Dr. Mike Frier accomplished a feat that many golfers just dream about. Dr. Mike hit a Hole-in-One on hole #7 at the El Dorado Springs Gold Course.

    When asked about his golf shot, Dr. Mike stated

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    Bulldog Varsity beats Seneca 6-1

    Posted April 28, 2016 at 9:18 am

    Ethan Dubois went 2-2, sparking the El Dorado Springs Bulldogs Varsity to a 6-1 victory in seven innings over Seneca on Friday, April 22, at El Dorado Springs High School.

    He singled in the first and fourth innings.

    Colton Collins

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    Preliminary results

    Posted April 14, 2016 at 10:34 am

    ElDo hosts track meet

    In the El Dorado Springs track meet on Tuesday, April 12, local athletes had success.

    Lance Molz took 1st in the 100 with a time of 10.990.

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    ElDo competes at Stockton track meet

    Posted April 14, 2016 at 10:31 am

    The ElDo track team attended the Lauren Wheeler Relays at Stockton on Tuesday, April 5.

    The runners were dealing with tried legs and strong wind, but competed well and came out with some impressive performances. The Bulldogs had success in all phases

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    Posted April 14, 2016 at 10:24 am

    ElDo Christian JH track team and coaches Mike and Cammie Housh competed in several meets this last week. On Monday, April 4, the Jr. High Buffalos headed to Bolivar, Friday to Ash Grove and

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    ECHS Buffalos medal at Adrian track meet

    Posted April 7, 2016 at 10:47 am

    El Dorado Christian results of March 31, 2016 track meet at Adrian: Mindy Harper, 7th in hurdles; Abigail Batson, 2nd in mile, 3rd in 800m; Colten Pike, Ryan Owens, Bryce Walker and Drew Steuck, 4th in 4 x 4 relay; Drew Steuck, 2nd in mile, 4th

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    Track results from Ash Grove

    Posted April 7, 2016 at 10:43 am

    Bulldog tracksters competed in the Ash Grove meet on Friday, April 1.

    Bulldog medalists were: Lance Molz – 1st – 100, 1st -200; Tessa Durnell – 1st – 800, 2nd -1600; Tyler Goatley – 1st – 3200, 3rd – 1600; Ashley Knoll

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    Posted April 7, 2016 at 10:40 am

    On Thursday, March 31, the El Dorado Springs Bulldog cheerleader squad held its awards banquet in the Leeper Center. After the crowd of about 100 enjoyed a meal of BBQ pork, courtesy of Ron and Nancy Brown, the

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    Bulldogs tame Carthage Tigers

    Posted April 7, 2016 at 10:34 am

    On Thursday, March 31, the El Dorado Springs Bulldogs welcomed a very good Carthage Tiger Class 5 team to town.

    The Bulldogs struck first, but the Tigers roared back. The lead changed a couple of times until, in the bottom of the

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    Supporting High School Dual Enrollment Program

    Posted April 28, 2016 at 9:52 am

    The Senate passed a measure to make college more affordable for students in Missouri. Senate Bill 857 creates the Access Missouri Dual Enrollment Program, which allows students to receive funds during their high school career to pay for dual

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    Love note from Jeff City

    Posted April 28, 2016 at 9:50 am

    My Fellow Missourians,

    Finally the Spring showers of warm rain have arrived. I could actually sight rows of newly planted corn as I drove to the Capitol on Monday. Plus there were lots of trucks parked

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    Farming on Mars and in Missouri

    Posted April 28, 2016 at 9:35 am

    by Rebecca French Smith

    In the movie “The Martian,” actor Matt Damon’s character gets stranded on Mars and must figure out how to survive until he can be rescued. His chief issue: food. As a botanist (because NASA sends scientists to Mars),

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    Get money to help Monarch Butterflies

    Posted April 28, 2016 at 9:20 am

    The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is providing funds across 10 states, including Missouri, for financial and technical assistance through the Monarch Butterfly Habitat Development Project. Missouri farmers, ranchers and landowners can apply for funding for monarch habitat establishment and restoration at local NRCS offices.

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    Savvy Senior®

    Posted April 28, 2016 at 8:53 am

    Chossing an appropriate walking cane

    Dear Savvy Senior

    I have severe arthritis in my knee and could use a walking cane to help me get around. Is there anything I should know about canes before I buy

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    Risks of prolonged sitting could outweigh benefits of exercise

    Posted April 28, 2016 at 8:52 am

    Findings from a recent study in the “Annals of Internal Medicine” suggest that sitting for prolonged periods of time increases a person’s risk of several diseases and conditions according to Lindsey Stevenson, nutrition and health specialist with University of Missouri Extension.


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    Organ Donation: The Gift of Life

    Posted April 21, 2016 at 9:58 am


    Organ donation is one of the greatest gifts we can give others. It’s a recognition of our shared humanity, and a selfless acknowledgment that after we’re gone, we can still give

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