Gov. announces funding for early childhood education in ElDo

Posted August 14, 2014 at 11:45 am

Gov. Jay Nixon visited the El Dorado Springs School District Tuesday, Aug. 12, to announce a new investment through Missouri Start Smart to expand access to quality early childhood education opportunities so that more Missouri children start kindergarten ready to succeed in school and beyond.

“Last year we launched Missouri Start Smart to increase access to affordable early childhood education programs to help young children succeed in school and help parents stay in the workforce,” Gov. Nixon said. “This effort was incredibly successful and I’m proud to announce that it is back for a second year, as we continue to recognize that early childhood education is a smart investment with a big return.”

During his visit to El Dorado Springs, the Governor announced that through the Missouri Start Smart initiative, the Missouri Department of Economic Development will authorize

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    Posted August 14, 2014 at 11:44 am

    - On Monday, Aug. 4, a St. Clair County deputy responded to Roscoe in reference to a complaint from a 16 year-old female juvenile of a man following her from Casey’s gas station in Osceola. The juvenile

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    Posted July 11, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    20’s ERA APARTMENTS BITE THE DUST – The South Main Apartments at 421 South Main kept their long overdue appointment with a track hoe on Tuesday, July 8. By 2

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    Notice of public test

    Posted August 22, 2014 at 9:34 pm

    In closing of the General Primary Election held on Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, a public test of the vote tabulating equipment will be conducted in the Circuit Courtroom of the Cedar County Courthouse and has been rescheduled for 9 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13.

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    Council discusses nuisance ordinance

    Posted August 22, 2014 at 9:34 pm

    At the Monday, Aug. 4, El Dorado Springs City Council meeting councilmen discussed at length a proposed nuisance ordinance. For some time, councilmen had asked about an ordinance that deals with indoor furniture being used or left in an outdoor setting. They were also concerned about

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    New surgeon joins CCMH

    Posted August 22, 2014 at 9:34 pm

    Cedar County Memorial Hospital (CCMH) welcomes Joseph Dodd, M.D.

    Dr. Dodd is Board Certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a member of the Missouri State Medical Association.

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    Meals free for all El Dorado Springs R-II students

    Posted August 22, 2014 at 9:34 pm

    El Dorado Springs R-II Schools has applied for and been approved to participate in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) of the Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act. This provision will allow the district to provide free breakfast and lunch to all students free of charge.

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    Lost property found at Picnic

    Posted August 22, 2014 at 9:34 pm

    by: Jarrod Schiereck, Chief of Police

    The following items were found during the El Dorado Springs Picnic.

    *Blue nylon tri-fold wallet with El Dorado Springs R2 Student ID (P. Green)

    *Three keys with

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    Park politics

    Posted August 22, 2014 at 9:34 pm

    CANDIDIATES CONVENTION – Candidates for Cedar County Associate Circuit Judge and Cedar County Prosecutor met Saturday, July 26, in the El Dorado Springs

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    HSUS contributes to campaign opposing Amendment #1

    Posted August 22, 2014 at 9:34 pm

    “The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) contribution today, Thursday, July 24,of $375,000 to Missouri’s Food for America reveals the true force and motives behind the opposition to Amendment #1, the Missouri Farming Rights Amendment. The opposition to Amendment #1 is being financed by a

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    Phony e-mail notices to appear in court

    Posted August 22, 2014 at 9:34 pm

    The public has been receiving email messages that masquerade as an official notice from the court. This email is a phishing message which means that the link contains a virus that is loaded on your computer after it is opened and is designed to steal personal

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    Mother/Son evening Sept. 6

    Posted August 22, 2014 at 9:34 pm

    Saddle up for the 1st annual mother-son evening.

    Wear your finest denim and join us at the ElDo Youth Center from 6 – 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6. There will be a hot dog cookout with all the fixins, games, music and

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    Red and Black Scrimages Saturday

    Posted August 14, 2014 at 12:54 pm

    Saturday fans got their first chance to see the 2014 Volleydogs, softball and football teams in action.

    New VolleyDog coach talks about team

    Posted August 14, 2014 at 12:48 pm

    The new El Dorado Springs volleyball head coach, Ashley (Heitz) Rogers, answer questions for the Sun this week about the 2014 VolleyDogs.

    1. How many players came out? Is that what you expected?

    Right now I have 15,

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    Match play completed at Gene Pray Golf Course

    Posted August 14, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    by Dick Gardner

    We recently completed our annual match play championship at Gene Pray Memorial Golf Course. We had 40 players in three flights for the eight week, double elimination competition. This is one of the highlights in our schedule which draws

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    Posted August 7, 2014 at 12:30 pm

    The 2014 Cedar County 4-H Archery season ended with an amazing finish at our Fair Shoot on Monday, July 7, 2014. The kids who participated this year starting with front row are: Case Ruscha, Matt Francis, Boone

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    Bulldog football team: 45 players out

    Posted August 7, 2014 at 12:28 pm

    On Tuesday, the Sun spoke with the new head Bulldog Head Football Coach Derek Scroggins.

    Q. How did your first football practice go Monday evening?

    It went pretty well. We had 45 out there.

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    Softball outlook promising

    Posted August 7, 2014 at 12:24 pm

    The second practice for the 2014 El Dorado Springs Bulldog Softball Team was set for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

    Head Coach Jarrod Mays was upbeat about the prospects for the season when the Sun spoke with him Tuesday morning.

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    All football eyes are on Aug. 4

    Posted July 24, 2014 at 1:07 pm

    Like an expectant father, the new El Dorado Springs head football coach, Derek Scroggins, is waiting for Aug. 4 to see what he got. That’s the first day of practice permitted under Missouri State High School Athletic Association rules. And that’s when Coach Scroggins and his

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    ElDo Summer League a home run

    Posted July 24, 2014 at 1:07 pm

    by Eddie Lamb

    The El Dorado Springs Summer Baseball and Softball League was a huge success. Both teams went undefeated in their respected leagues and both teams won the season ending tournament.

    In the High School Baseball League,

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    Lady Bulldog softball camp July 22-22

    Posted July 17, 2014 at 11:45 am

    El Dorado Spring Head Softball Coach Jarrod Mays has announced a Lady Bulldog Softball Camp from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, July 21/22, on the High School Softball Field for all 7th – 12th graders who want to play softball in the fall.

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    Program to explore history of Kansas City organized crime

    Posted August 14, 2014 at 1:10 pm

    Secretary of State Jason Kander announced that the Missouri State Archives, a division of his office, will host a program exploring the history of organized crime in Kansas City. The program, to begin at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14, will feature Terence O’Malley speaking about his

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    Beware of hungry bears

    Posted August 14, 2014 at 12:59 pm


    Black bears normally are shy and elusive, but the Missouri Department of Conservation urges those few Missourians lucky enough to see bears to keep them at arm’s length. Keeping bears wild not only protects people and property – it protects bears, too.

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    Posted August 14, 2014 at 12:11 pm

    E – The Environmental Magazine

    Dear EarthTalk: Is it true that fuel cell cars aren’t really any greener than conventional gas-powered internal combustion cars? – Michelle Adamo, Portland, OR

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    Savvy Senior®

    Posted August 14, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    Programs can help seniors in need

    Dear Savvy Senior

    I run a community counseling program for needy families and am frustrated that so few eligible seniors take advantage of the food stamp program. Can you write a column

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    Living each moment of life with hospice

    Posted August 14, 2014 at 12:07 pm

    Life is about living each moment to the fullest. A father’s wedding dance with his daughter, a veteran’s visit to the World War II Memorial and the opportunity to bring a newborn grandchild home … these are only some of

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