“Let the people police themselves.” – Shane Davis

THE 139 PICNIC IS STILL A GO – Without taking any action with a 5 – 0 vote the El Dorado Springs City Council voted to adjourn the special council meeting called on Monday, June 29, to discuss whether or not to hold the annual Picnic in downtown El Dorado Springs, slated for July 16

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MISSOURI NO. 1 IN FIREWORKS USE

It’s about that time of year for the sky over the U.S. to start exploding again. From firecracker injuries (there were roughly 9,100 in 2018 alone!) to homemade ice cream, this holiday is definitely a favorite. Last year alone, it cost the U.S. roughly $319 million to import fireworks, as China produces 90% of fireworks

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School ends year $30,000 in black

Thanks to some last minute tax receipts, El Dorado Springs R-II Superintendent Mark Koca was able to report to the board at the final meeting of the fiscal year Thursday evening that the school has about a $30,000 surplus to end FY 20. He told the Sun that back in March, he thought the school

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METH BUST

On Friday June 26, Cedar County Deputies Zakk Yokley, Ruth Belcher and Colton Sawyer served a search warrant at 409 S. Church in Stockton. Approximately 1/4 pounds of methamphetamine and $1,500 in cash was seized. Michael Masters of Stockton was arrested and has been charged with Class A Felony Trafficking, Class B Felony delivery of

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The Rock Wall

On his last day as El Dorado Springs superintendent, Mark Koca sent me his Fiscal Year 20 budget message. Its 10 typed pages are chock full of good information. I’d like to use it in the paper, but Kimball says there isn’t room, so I’ve asked Gwen to put it on our web page, www.eldoradospringsmo.com

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BBB: Watch out for scammers trying to steal your stimulus money

Savvy consumers typically have good reason to look twice if they receive a piece of mail promising a debit card from the federal government. However, as the U.S. Treasury continues to issue economic impact payments, or “stimulus checks,” to Americans affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, it has begun mailing out prepaid debit cards for

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Celebrate responsibly this holiday weekend

Drugged driving is impaired driving. After months of quarantine, the Fourth of July will find many hitting the road for some holiday weekend fun. While noted as one of the busiest summer holidays, it’s also one of the deadliest due to increased travel and substance-impaired drivers. Alcohol, illegal and prescription drugs, and even some over-the-counter

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CMH Foundation offers outdoor visitation with residents

Citizens Memorial Health Care Foundation long-term care facilities and residential care center will offer limited outdoor scheduled visitation with residents beginning June 24. This is in addition to window visits and Skype/Facetime/Zoom calls. The facilities are following guidelines established by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, which allow for outdoor visitation only. Those

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Dutch treat breakfast

All former employees of Nelly Don, Junior House and J.H. collectibles are invited to a Dutch treat breakfast at 9 a.m. Wednesday, July 8, at 54 Café in Nevada.

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Fire report for week of June 21

On Monday, June 22, at 10:14 p.m., the chief was dispatched east of town to a reported fire. Turned out to be a controlled burn. On Wednesday, June 24, at 10:22 p.m., the Fire Department was dispatched to the El Dorado Springs Airport to set up and protect a LZ for a medical aircraft. Trucks

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