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Tradition of service

SCHWALM FAMILY HONORED – The Schwalm family of El Dorado Springs was honored at the El Dorado Springs Volunteer Fire Department banquet on Saturday, Jan. 22. The first two names on the Hall of Fame plaque are Kenneth Schwalm and Mike Schwalm, father and son and both part of the local fire department. Standing behind

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School Board updates COVID plan

The board met in open session on Thursday January 20th. This meeting was delayed a week due to illness. Open Session The board approved the consent agenda, then recognized board member Mike Schmitt for completing his board training. In Old Business • The board voted to update the COVID plan to change the length of

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ECS holds Court Warming

BRYSON AND WYANT CROWNED – At the conclusion of the basketball games at the El Dorado Christian school on Tuesday, Jan. 18, Junior Olivia Bryson and Sophomore Jude Wyant were crowned Queen and King of the Court Warming festivities. Olivia is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Travis Bryson and Jude is the son of

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Two killed in one car wreck

An El Dorado Springs couple, Teri L. Hamilton, 65, and her husband, Bobby M. Hamilton, 68, died when the 2010 Pontiac Vibe she was driving traveled off the right side of Hwy. 54 two miles east of El Dorado Springs at 3:29 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, became airborne, struck an embankment and overturned on its

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ElDo McDonald’s to participate in the 29th annual Share a Heart Campaign

This week, 69 McDonald’s Restaurants in the Ozarks will begin encouraging customers to support Springfield’s two Ronald McDonald Houses by donating $1, $5 or $20 and adopting a heart. With every heart adopted the contributor will have an opportunity to enter a social media contest holding their signed heart saying “I shared my heart #for

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West Central programs and services guide

Who we are Community Action Agencies were created in 1965, with the belief that the community could best serve its own citizens. West Central Missouri Community Action Agency (West Central) partners with local organizations and communities to offer services in the areas of : *Community Development *Emergency Assistance *Employment and Training *Energy Assistance *Family Support

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Slept through the whole thing

ELLIOT ROSS ADAMS TAKES A NAP – The First Baby of the new Year arrived at the Sun office last week for his official portrait with his family.  He was not impressed. Mama Savannah and Daddy Lane were accompanied by (from left) Alena, 6, Keizer, 5, and BrynLea,3. Prizes for the First Baby of the

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Hospital to proceed with new CMS guidelines

According to Cedar County Memorial Hospital CEO, Jana Witt, the hospital began preparing policies and procedures to comply with the CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) Interim Final Rule on COVID-19 vaccines for healthcare workers when the Rule was first published in November 2021. This provides the hospital with a foundation, as it must

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Cedar County Health Dept. COVID-19 stats for Jan. 17

Reported cases since beginning of COVID-19 pandemic (2,290-119 new cases this past week-home tested are not all reporting. Total of 1,255 cases in 2021 reported) Active COVID-19 cases (Due to the changes in the duration of isolation per the CDC, we will no longer be listing active case count as some people are out of

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Council awards bid for Water Tanker Truck

During the El Dorado Springs City Council meeting, Monday, Jan 17, the council awarded the bid for a water tanker truck to Danko Emergency Equipment out of Snyder, NE. Danko representative Steve Borts helped Fire Chief Bob Floyd make the presentation. Present for the meeting were Councilmen Jim Luster, Nick Bland and Cory Gayman who,

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