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Posted November 26, 2014 at 12:23 pm

El Dorado Springs Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Jackson Tough leads the crowd through the second by second count until Mayor Brad True flips the switch, turning on the Christmas lights downtown.

    City Council talks about weeds and other nuisances

    The El Dorado Springs City Council spent a great deal of time at their Monday, Nov. 17, meeting discussing proposed changes to city ordinances concerning vegetation, i.e. weeds, and other nuisances such as indoor furniture used for outdoor purposes. One of the changes was to lower the 10” weed limit to 7” to be consistent with state law.

    City Councilmen Jim Luster, Gene Floyd, Randy Bland and Jerry Baldwin as well as Mayor Brad True were present. City Manager Bruce Rogers and City Clerk Lisa Allison were also present.

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    Carrie Shane and the duet from the El Dorado Springs Christian School, Rachel Jones and Chaney Housh, entertained the crowd before and after the enouncement of Miss Merry Christmas.

    Know the law

    Is it a rick, a rank or a cord of firewood?

    Many people who buy cordwood for their home wood stoves admit they do not understand the transfer process. Some dealers talk in terms of a “rick,” a “rank” or a “pickup load.”

    Others mention a “face cord” and still others talk in terms of a cord or fractions of a cord. Sometimes the definitions vary from dealer to dealer and from locality to locality.

    “We would like to think that most dealers are honest,

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    Cards of Thanks

    We wish to thank everyone for the care of our mother while in the nursing home before her death.

    A big thank you to the nursing staff, doctors, cooks and resident friends for their concern. Your care and effort was what made it possible for her life of 101 years.

    Thank you to everyone for their cards, flowers, phone calls and food after her death.

    We appreciate everyone for their kindness and sympathy.

    The family of

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    Pharmacy intern talks diabetes with support group


    He may not have Dr. in front of his name yet, but Brian Martin, Pharm D. Candidate 2015 at KU School of Pharmacy, is obviously working that way with an emphasis on helping people live with diabetes.

    Thursday he told the El Dorado Springs Senior Center Diabetes Support Group that 10 to 15 million Americans have diabetes and that one fourth of those don’t know they have it.

    He recommended that everyone be tested for diabetes every three years after age 45 unless family history or race indicates

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    Pound Pets

    For additional information on the listed animals please contact the El Dorado Springs Police Department 24/7 at 417-876-2313 or by email- eldoradospringsanimal Animals are also listed on

    Cat - female, gray Tabby/Manx (bobtail) approximately 2 years old.

    Plan ahead to avoid holiday food temptations

    TOPS Chapter 0319 El Dorado Springs met in the Church Of Christ Sanctuary on Thursday, Nov. 20, for the weekly weigh in and meeting

    Warren had the program today. Each member was given cards with numbers one through four on them. He had a series of questions he had asked various chapter members and their response. The chapter was to guess who said it. It was a lot of fun trying to guess which member. Then he asked a series of questions about TOPS Inc. to see how much our chapter knew

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    Good Medicine

    SWEET CHRISTMAS TUNES – Piano music filled the Christian School auditorium as Janice Rice provided background for the CCMH Auxiliary “Holiday Soup Bazaar”. A special “thank you” to over 180 guests who enjoyed the food and festivities while supporting the local hospital.

    FEASTING AND FELLOWSHIP – Carolyn Steward (left) and Bonnie Nitsche enjoyed conversation over soup and cookies at the “Holiday Soup Bazaar” put on by the CCMH Hospital Auxiliary on Friday.

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    Lily’s Story

    Chapter 7: Searching St. John’s

    by Carolyn Mueller

    A few days into the recovery from the Joplin tornado, Tara and Lily were assigned to search what was left of St. John’s Hospital. They needed to go to the roof, they were told, though it was unclear whether the building was structurally sound. The tornado hit the hospital dead on. There had been a scramble to save patients the night of the storm.

    A group of firefighters surrounded Lily and Tara in a tight circle as they ascended the remains of the hospital’s stairs. The windows were blown out, and holes were torn in

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Community Archived

    Pickup flips on I-49

    Renee J. McCoy, 52, Jerico Springs, suffered minor injuries and was taken to Freeman West, Joplin, after her northbound 2002 Ford pickup ran off I-49 and

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