Sets tax rate

Posted September 3, 2015 at 11:02 am

Council permits car lot downtown

During its Monday, Aug. 31, meeting, the El Dorado Springs City Council set the city property tax rate for 2015 and passed a conditional use permit for a downtown used car lot.

All councilmen were present: Randy Bland, Jerry Baldwin, Jimmy Luster, Gene Floyd and Mayor Brad True.

The council passed Bill 15-11, Ordinance 1882, fixing the city’s tax levy at $1.0306 per $100 assessed valuation: general – .57, band – .1391, recreation – .10 and Park – $.2138.

The projected tax revenue is: general – $178,380, band – $42,136, recreation – $31,028 and Park – $66,027.

The council then took up consideration of Bill 15-12, Ordinance 1883, amending the text of the zoning ordinance to allow certain conditionally permitted uses within

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    Celebrating 100 years

    Posted September 3, 2015 at 11:02 am

    100TH BIRTHDAY PARTY – A celebration will be held in honor of Ruth E. Robert’s 100th birthday on Saturday, Sept. 5, in Roscoe Christian Church from 1-3 p.m.

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    School Board decides on ‘best’ dirt bid

    Posted September 3, 2015 at 11:01 am

    The El Dorado Springs School Board needed a crystal ball and a lot of construction wisdom when they evaluated dirt work bids last Thursday evening from three contractors who each provided their own “design build” plan for dirtwork on the Morlan property west of the football

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    Fire under investigation

    Posted September 3, 2015 at 11:00 am

    MINOR DAMAGE – El Dorado Springs police are investigating a suspicious fire that was reported about 9:30 p.m. Sunday in the alcove at Sportsman’s Paradise, 201 South Main St. where the owner’s, Steve

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    Band plays on 131 years

    Posted September 3, 2015 at 10:59 am

    EL DORADO SPRINGS MUNICIAPAL BAND ENDS SUMMER 2015 SEASON – The El Dorado Springs Municipal Band ended its last performance for the summer of 2015 on Sunday, Aug. 30.

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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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    Boat driver leaves scene of accident

    Posted September 3, 2015 at 4:52 pm

    About 1 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, Cheyamber Hyde, 34, Stockton, was northbound in the main channel of Lake Stockton at Mile Marker B2 when she slowed the 28 ft. cabin cruiser she was driving to a stop.

    That’s when the driver of

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    Blue Star Marker dedication this September

    Posted September 3, 2015 at 4:52 pm

    A Blue Star Veterans Memorial marker will be dedicated at 2 p.m. Sunday, September 20, in the Lions Club Park in El Dorado Springs.

    The project to place the marker, which took several years, is a joint venture between the Iris Belles

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    Commission makes proposal on ambulance dispatching

    Posted September 3, 2015 at 4:52 pm

    When the Sun called the Cedar County Commission room about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday to ask about progress on the ambulance dispatching contract, Southern Commissioner John Fox answered the phone.

    Mr. Fox told the Sun that the commissioners had made an offer to

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    School tax rate hearing Thursday

    Posted September 3, 2015 at 4:52 pm

    The El Dorado Springs R-2 School Board will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27, in the High School Library for a tax rate hearing and other business.

    The first item of business, after hearing patron comments, will be to set the

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    Now on sheriff’s vehicles

    Posted September 3, 2015 at 4:52 pm

    IN GOD WE TRUST – While attending the Missouri Sheriff’s Association summer conference in Branson, the MSA president, Sheriff Kevin Bond, Pettis County, put before all Missouri Sheriffs to vote

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    State of Mind album

    Posted September 3, 2015 at 4:52 pm

    SYDNEY RELEASES DEBUT ALBUM – Sydney Friar’s debut album is now available for purchase on all major online music retailers, including iTunes and Amazon. Physical copies of the CD can purchased through email

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    VC Most Wanted from ElDo in custody

    Posted September 3, 2015 at 4:52 pm

    One of Vernon County’s most wanted is in custody after leading Vernon County Deputies on a pursuit into Bates County early Tuesday morning.

    According to officials from the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office, Phillip A Bemis, 36 of El Dorado Springs was a

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    ElDo welcomes trophy back home

    Posted September 3, 2015 at 4:52 pm

    SENIOR CELEBRATION – After the victory Friday night, Bulldog football seniors and their friends got their hands on the Cedar Bowl trophy.

    Ambulance Board votes for upgrades on radio equipment

    Posted September 3, 2015 at 4:52 pm

    In the public forum at the Monday, Aug. 17, meeting of the Cedar County Ambulance Board, Presiding Commissioner Marlon Collins said that there had been a tentative compromise agreement between the Cedar County Commission and Citizens Memorial Hospital, which provides ambulance service to Cedar County under

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    Volleyball report for Sept. 3

    Posted September 3, 2015 at 9:37 am

    by Ashley Rogers

    Head Volleyball Coach

    We beat Butler 25-20, 23-25, 25-18. (8/25/15)

    We lost to Carthage 15-25, 13-25. (8/27/15)

    Branson Tournament-

    MacDonald County-(L) 17-25, 17-25


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    El Dorado Springs Bulldog Varsity falls to Nevada 3-1

    Posted September 3, 2015 at 9:32 am

    Not even a strong hitting and pitching performance from Tailor Hutsell could carry the El Dorado Springs Bulldogs Varsity past Nevada at El Dorado Springs High School on Monday as the El Dorado Springs Bulldogs Varsity suffered a 3-1 defeat.

    It was a good day at the

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    Bears defeat the Bulldogs in Ava

    Posted September 3, 2015 at 9:29 am

    The Class 3, #9 ranked Ava Bears defeated the El Dorado Springs Bulldogs 45-16 on Friday, Aug. 28, in Ava.

    The Bulldogs began the game by kicking off to the Bears. On the second play of the game, Cullen May forced the ball free from Bear running

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    Referee’s error forces Molz to sit out game

    Posted September 3, 2015 at 9:24 am

    An officiating error by a referee in the Cedar Bowl game coupled with a dishonest Stockton player forced Bulldog Runningback Lanze Molz to sit out the contest with Ava last Friday night.

    In the 4th quarter of the Cedar Bowl, a Stockton

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    ElDo edges Stockton in the Cedar County Bowl

    Posted August 27, 2015 at 9:30 am


    The El Dorado Springs Bulldogs opened the 2015 football season on Friday with a 20-15 victory in the Cedar County Bowl over the Stockton Tigers.

    The Tigers opened the game on offense with the ball at their own 35-yard line. Stockton used

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    13TH Annual Cedar Bowl

    Posted August 20, 2015 at 2:03 pm

    Stockton Tigers Vs.El Dorado Springs Bulldogs

    7 p.m. Friday, August 21, 2015

    El Dorado Springs


    Sr -Austin Christian

    Sr -Blake Cluck

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    Eight additional MO counties to receive disaster assistance

    Posted September 3, 2015 at 10:56 am

    Gov. Jay Nixon announced eight more Missouri counties will receive disaster assistance after the Federal Emergency Management Agency approved his request to expand the federal major disaster declaration for flash flooding and severe storms that was declared on Aug. 7. Local governments and nonprofit agencies in

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    Strengthen local nonprofits

    Posted September 3, 2015 at 10:55 am

    Community Development specialists with University of Missouri Extension are available to provide education, coaching, and training for non-profits.

    “Non-profits are often are the backbone of civic life in our communities,” said Kathy Macomber, a community development specialist with MU Extension. “Many small

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    Vicky Hartzler news letter

    Posted September 3, 2015 at 10:54 am

    Dear friend,

    A major theme this week was Executive overregulation. As I travel around our district, I continue to hear about how the

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    ‘Injunction a win for rural America’

    Posted September 3, 2015 at 10:45 am

    Congresswoman Hartzler released the following statement in response to a federal judge’s issuing a preliminary injunction preventing the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Water Rule – more commonly called WOTUS (Waters of the United States) – from going into effect:

    “I am

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    Plan meals for families on the go

    Posted September 3, 2015 at 9:01 am

    Save money, time and stress by planning meals this school year, says University of Missouri Extension health and nutrition specialist Melissa Bess.

    Fall brings football games, 4-H meetings, dance classes, cheerleading, harvest and much more. Families sometimes struggle with how to avoid

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    Savvy Senior®

    Posted September 3, 2015 at 8:52 am

    How to reduce your medication costs

    Dear Savvy Senior

    Can you recommend any tips to help me save on my medication costs? I currently take five different prescription medications that are very expensive even with insurance.

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    Create your own personal pension? It’s possible

    Posted September 3, 2015 at 8:51 am

    Retirement planning has certainly changed a lot over the years, hasn’t it? First came pensions, or defined benefit plans, with their guaranteed income for life. After that it was 401(k)s. These plans focused on growing wealth from the stock and bond markets. Your pension and 401(k)

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    Four ways wireless technology is transforming health care

    Posted September 3, 2015 at 8:51 am

    You can video chat with family while riding the bus, order a whole new wardrobe while sitting in a coffee shop and file an important business report before getting on an airplane – how amazing is wireless technology? It has changed people’s everyday lives in many

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    Recognizing the first steps to ward off a second seizure

    Posted September 3, 2015 at 8:50 am

    Millions of Americans experience a first seizure every year, and one in 10 people worldwide will experience a first seizure in their lifetime. Experiencing a seizure can be frightening, and the victim may feel confused or lose the ability to communicate. There is also the potential

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