The Band Plays On

After the third and the now bandstand was completed, Mr Schwalm hired John Grimsley and Sim Bybee to do the rock work. The rocks were collected by school children, volunteers, WPA Labor from various locations in Cedar County. Some were individual donations from other states. Mrs. Nora Smith gave a lead ore from a mine

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The Rock Wall

I was concerned that we hadn’t had any news releases about cicadas from conservation. By way they were talked about on TV, I thought the trees, yards and houses would be covered. I haven’t seen one, that I know of. The headline in one weekly magazine read, “Trillions of noisy insects are emerging from the

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Picnic coming together

The El Dorado Springs City Council continued  the most important work of the summer, making sure everything is in place for the Picnic at the Monday, June 17. The council voted to hire “E-Rock,” an Elvis impersonator, for Thursday, July 18, and hired Rick Brag with MB Systems for professional sound and lighting for the

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The fight of a lifetime

Rita Bettis has XLH, sometimes called X-linked hypophosphatermia. It is a whole body whole life disease. XLH is hereditary and affects children and adults. It is a rare disorder that occurs in anywhere from 1 in 20,000 to 25,000 people. People with this disease are sometimes referred to as having genetic rickets. Their legs are

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Back home

NEW HEAD FOOTBALL COACH – The El Dorado Springs R-2 Board of Education, is honored to announce the hiring of our next High School Football Coach, Eddie Long. Coach Long is a native of El Dorado Springs and returns home after coaching at Lamar for the past four years. Prior to his time at Lamar,

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New principal

NO STRANGER TO ECS – El Dorado Christian School is excited to announce that Chelsey Nissley has accepted the principal position for the 2024-25 school year! This will be Chelsey’s ninth year in education.  She has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a master’s degree in special education from Missouri State University. When asked

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6 Fun things to do this weekend

Saturday, June 22 – Appleton City Street Festivals begin. Entertainment in the park features Jonny Koch and the Tightwad Troubadours with special guest Rhonda Meyer Thursday, June 20 – Saturday, June 22 – Cedar County Youth Fair – Stockton – Expo Center 8 a.m. each day – Auction 6:00 p.m. Saturday Friday – Sunday –

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69th Annual Beydler reunion

The 69th Annual Beydler reunion will be held this Sunday June 23rd. This year the location will be at Sac Osage Electric on East Highway 54, El Dorado Springs. A carry in lunch will begin at 12:30 pm. For more information call: 1-417-296-0890

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Help Cedar County Kiwanis Club bounce back

Sadly, the Kiwanis Club of Cedar County was recently the victim of a theft. Their equipment was stolen, and without insurance, replacing it is a huge challenge. While the trailer was recovered, it’s now unusable, and NONE of their equipment was found. Their dedication to our kids is heart-warming, and we can’t let them be

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BBB tips for caregivers/older adults for avoiding fraud

This June, Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, is a good time for older adults and their loved ones to take extra safeguards against scams and fraud. Older adults, especially those living with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, can be more susceptible to scams. Scam awareness is a complex mental task, and it’s harder for those who have a

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