City Council gets ready for Picnic

The El Dorado Springs City Council, during its meeting on Tuesday, July 5, mostly took care of final business in preparation for the 2016 Picnic – July 21, 22 and 23. The council hired Ron Alumbaugh to be the main announcer for the Picnic and entertain for $780. City Manager Bruce Rogers, who said Alumbaugh

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Youth Fair royalty candidates

LAND O LAKES ROYALTY CONTESTANTS – Each candidate had to submit an application to be considered. On Tuesday, June 28, all contestants were interviewed by a panel of judges. Coronation will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 12, in the LOL Show Ring. All are welcome to attend. Categories are: Jr. Princess: Clara Farran, Olivia

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R-II Board considers staff opinions on facility needs

During its June 23 special meeting, the El Dorado Springs R-II School Board looked over the facility needs presented by the school staff. (Published last week in the Sun.) Supt. Mark Koca will convene a committee to take the list, vet it, screen it, prioritize it. After going over many of the suggestions, Supt. Koca

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ElDo Rocks reveals mistake in old article

On May 17 of this year Breanna Wood created the ElDo Rocks facebook page. Since that time, people have developed the hobby of placing the colorful and colorfully decorated rocks randomly around El Dorado Springs. A rock is photographed and the picture placed on facebook with a hint as to where it might be found.

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Summer cookout prices stable

America’s favorite foods for cookouts remain affordable for the 2016 grilling season. A recent price check of 14 items included in most outdoor summer meals found Missouri shoppers paying only 61 cents (1.2%) more than this time last year, $50.50 compared to $49.89 in 2015. The menu includes hot dogs, cheeseburgers, pork spare ribs, potato

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The Rock Wall

Davis attempted to go froggin’ at the new spot he discovered. Score: Davis – 0 although he claims he and his girlfriend each caught one and decided to let them go. That’s the beauty of hand grabbing. Mud – 1, it caught Davis and his girlfriend pulled him out. Frogs – clean sweep, grand slam.

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Upcoming blood drive

Community Blood Center of the Ozarks (CBCO) has issued a CODE YELLOW ALERT for O Positive, O Negative, A Negative and AB Negative blood types.  A Code Yellow Alert means that there is less than a two-day supply of blood for patient use at area hospitals.  Donors are urged to give this week at an

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Three nights of Carnival wristbands

The Picnic Committee and Pride Amusements, Inc are offering three nights of carnival wristbands for the 135th Annual El Dorado Springs Picnic. Wristband tickets for each night may be purchased for $20 in advance from City Hall during regular business hours beginning Monday, July 18, until Friday, July 20. Cash only will be accepted. Wristband

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Picnic Talent Contest rules – July 21

Judi will begin to accept registrations for the 2016 talent contest on July 5. Anyone wishing to enter the talent contest can do so by calling 417/876-2691. Questions will be answered prior to July 5. Auditions are not needed however advance registration is required. It is necessary to have each contestant’s name (first and last),

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Assessment meeting notice

The Cedar County Board of Equalization will meet from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Monday, July 11.  Any taxpayer wanting to appeal the assessed value of their property as set by the county assessor should contact Cedar County Clerk Peggy Kenney at (417)276-6700 Ext. 221 for an appointment.  Appointment deadline shall be noon on Friday,

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