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Bowling Alley burns

Posted December 18, 2014 at 1:47 pm

LANDMARK GONE – Thousands in the Tri-County area have memories of learning to bowl at El Dorado Lanes, 309 East Hwy. 54, or of bowling there. All that came to a smoky, charred end in a structure fire which was reported to the El Dorado Springs police department at 11:04 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12, 2014. Officers arrived on the scene and reported flames venting from the north end of the building. The El Dorado Springs Volunteer Fire Department arrived on the scene and began fire suppression operations. Later the Missouri Division of Fire Safety, Fire Marshal’s Office, provided a fire investigator. According to Fire Chief Owen Elliott, faulty electrical wiring is suspected, but there was too much damage for the fire marshal to make a determination so he called it undetermined.

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    School Board gets Early Childhood drawing

    Posted December 18, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    During the Thursday, Dec. 11, R-II School Board meeting, Supt. Mark Koca gave the board a preliminary drawing of the Early Childhood building.

    The 6,000 sq. ft. structure will have a hardened infant room for all the occupants and the staff of

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    CCAD approves 2015 budget

    Posted December 18, 2014 at 1:44 pm

    During their Monday, Dec. 15, meeting in Stockton, the Cedar County Ambulance District approved their 2015 budget which results in a net gain of over $138,000 to add to the current balance of nearly $727,000 cash in bank.

    All board members were

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    Grand Prize winner

    Posted December 18, 2014 at 1:42 pm

    ALL DECKED OUT – The 201 East Carman Rd. home of Jeremi and Toshua McCormick took top honors in the 2014 Chamber of Commerce Holiday Home Lighting Contest. See more winning homes

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    7 1⁄2 weeks to go

    Posted December 11, 2014 at 11:31 am

    MOVING ON UP – El Dorado Springs Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Jackson Tough and Co-director Peggy Snodgrass add red tape

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    Joshua Jay Brown wants own attorney

    Posted December 11, 2014 at 11:29 am

    Joshua Jay Brown, El Dorado Springs, who is charged with second degree murder in connection with the death of Cedar County Deputy Matt Chism, had a day in court on Dec. 3 before Cedar County Associate Circuit Judge Dennie Dwight Reaves.

    Brown

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    Gone

    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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    Tough honored by MO House

    Posted December 18, 2014 at 7:07 pm

    JACK TOUGH PRESENTED HOUSE RESOLUTION – Jackson Tough presented his father, Jack Tough, a Missouri House of Representatives Resolution sponsored by State Representative Warren Love for his dedication to promote and

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    Opera House Theatre fundraiser Dec. 13

    Posted December 18, 2014 at 7:07 pm

    The Opera House Arts Council will sponsor a benefit fundraiser on Saturday night, Dec. 13, in the Opera House Theatre in beautiful downtown El Dorado Springs.

    There will be a little Christmas, a little country and a little bluegrass. Guests scheduled to

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    Best of the Best

    Posted December 18, 2014 at 7:07 pm

    CHOIR SINGS WAY TO TOP – The El Dorado Springs High School Choir was awarded the First Place Youth Division Trophy and the Grand Prize Trophy during the annual Christmas Parade on

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    Light up the night

    Posted December 18, 2014 at 7:07 pm

    Judging for the 2014 Christmas Lighting contest will be Thursday, Dec. 11, and Friday, Dec. 12. Decorate the exterior of the your house and your yard and register with the El Dorado Springs Chamber of Commerce office by noon on Wednesday, Dec. 10.

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    2014 El Dorado Springs Christmas Parade line-up

    Posted December 18, 2014 at 7:07 pm

    At Conservation Dept. – EDS Police Dept – Lead, EDS Fire Truck #1, G3 Miss Merry Christmas candidates (6 vehicles), A – Mindy Harper – Miss Merry Christmas 2014 (ECS Freshman), B – Lakin Lindsey – runner up (EHS Junior), C

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    Ellison gets attorney

    Posted December 18, 2014 at 7:07 pm

    Logan Ellison, who is being held in the Vernon County jail on two counts of 1st degree murder with a $1 million bond, now has an attorney, Joseph G. Zuzul, public defender.

    Ellison will have a pre-trial conference before Vernon County Associate

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    Chamber of Commerce 2014 ‘Happy!’ Christmas parade

    Posted December 18, 2014 at 7:07 pm

    Businesses and organizations will parade their finest floats they have fashioned, bands will march melodiously down Main Street and Santa will shower salutations upon spectators.

    This Saturday it’s all downtown El Dorado Springs. The “Happy!” themed Christmas Parade will start at at

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    Wrestlers squeeze out wins

    Posted December 18, 2014 at 11:12 am

    In the December Activities Report to the school board, Activities Director Mike Durnell reported that wrestling got off to a slow start against some very strong teams. Bulldog wrestlers have shown great improvement. They lost to Eldon very badly early on and have come back to

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    Bulldogs clip Blackhawks

    Posted December 18, 2014 at 11:11 am

    Monday night at home, the El Dorado Springs Bulldog varsity boys barely outlasted the Adrian Blackhawks 79-76.

    Richard Lyness led the scoring with 31 points. Colten Hedrick was second with 16 followed closely by Spencer Young with 15.

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    El Dorado Springs vs. KnobNoster

    Posted December 18, 2014 at 11:04 am

    UP AND OVER – Enough thinking. Colten Hedrick took action going up and over the Panther defender for two of his 29 points in the Bulldogs’ 50-52 overtime loss.

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    Lady Bulldogs stop Adrian 59-43

    Posted December 18, 2014 at 10:50 am

    Head Coach Beau Swopes said Tuesday that in the Monday night game at home against Adrian, “The girls started out slow, but picked it up in the second half of the game last night against Adrian.”

    He said, “ We battled through

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    Eighth grade loses to Clinton at home

    Posted December 11, 2014 at 9:41 am

     

    8th grade results

    Butler Tournament

    Dec. 1 – versus Adrian LOST 44-18 Trey Babcock leading score w/ 6.

    Dec. 3 – vs. Butler LOST 55-32, Shelby McKinney lead score with 11, Dagan McIntire with 9.

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    2014 EL DORDO SPRINGS BULLDOG GIRLS

    Posted December 4, 2014 at 10:45 am

    (Front row, from left) Paige Esry, Kameron Schaaf, Cameron McPeak, Rachel Bush, Kinli Simmons, Taylor Witt, Megan Chism, and Anyssa Salazar; (second row, from left) Candice Loane, Keili Tough, Hannah Kruckenberg, Amy Ford, Alexis Tough, Amy Ford,

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    Hurst re-elected Missouri Farm Bureau President

    Posted December 18, 2014 at 1:07 pm

    A farmer from Atchison County was re-elected president of the Missouri Farm Bureau Federation at its 100th annual meeting. Voting delegates elected Blake Hurst, of Westboro, Mo., Dec. 9, to his third 2-year term. Approving 2015 legislative policy and electing board meetings capped the three-day meeting

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    Joint Committee on Governmental Accountability holds first hearing

    Posted December 18, 2014 at 1:05 pm

    Missouri legislators took the first steps to investigate the response to the unrest in Ferguson and surrounding areas. The Joint Committee on Governmental Accountability held its first hearing Dec. 11 to gain a complete account of what happened before and after the grand jury’s decision on

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    Picking pretty poinsettias

    Posted December 18, 2014 at 10:52 am

    No flower says Christmas like the poinsettia. Now is the time of year when these colorful plants adorn mantels, tables and hallways across the country.

    Originally from Mexico, poinsettia is the most popular potted plant in the United States. Every year poinsettia

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    Choosing and caring for your Christmas Tree

    Posted December 18, 2014 at 10:05 am

    Many people will soon visit their local tree grower or tree lot in search of the perfect Christmas tree. Selecting a good tree and proper care for it once it is home can ensure a safer, more enjoyable holiday season.

    The first

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    Savvy Senior®

    Posted December 18, 2014 at 9:58 am

    Convenient ways to get help with your social security questions

    Dear Savvy Senior,

    Can you recommend some easier ways that I can get help with my Social Security questions? When I call their toll-free help line I get

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    Extension hires new Family Financial Education Specialist

    Posted December 11, 2014 at 11:10 am

    University of Missouri Extension has hired Doug Scotten for a specialist position to be located in Vernon County. Scotten is the Regional Family Financial Education Specialist for the University of Missouri Extension, located in Vernon County, Missouri. The position is responsible for planning, implementing, and evaluating

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    Kander convenes Elections Integrity Task Force

    Posted December 11, 2014 at 10:51 am

    Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander on Dec. 9 convened the bipartisan Elections Integrity Task Force, which brought together local, state and federal law enforcement and election authorities to open new lines of communication and establish best practices for responding to alleged violations in the elections

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