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Jones farm named to Century Farm list

The farm owned by Tom and Lana Sue (Lewallen) Jones south of El Dorado Springs has been named to the list of Missouri Century Farms. Lana Sue said she saw something about Century Farms, knew the farm had been in the Jones family over a hundred years and decided to look into it. She soon

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Ambulance Board meeting turns friendly

After a relatively short and definitely productive and friendly meeting of the Cedar County Ambulance Board on Monday, Sept. 19, in the El Dorado Springs ambulance barn, one of the people who participated in the meeting commented outside the building that the meeting was fun, “people were laughing and joking.” Board members present for the

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Our prayers are answered

WE HAVE COME BACK – Vann Bighorse of the Osage Nation, director of the Wah-Zha-Zhi Cultural Center, stands on the WaKonTa Prairie north of El Dorado Springs at the opening of Prairie Days on Saturday, Sept. 17. He offered a prayer, spoken in Osage, asking for a blessing on the prairie and the day. Bighorse

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Festival ready

JONES TO REPRESENT EL DORADO SPRINGS – Brianna Jones will represent our community as Miss El Dorado Springs at the 56th Annual Stockton Black Walnut Festival. The Queen contest begins at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24, on the main stage in the park. Brianna, a 17 year-old high school senior, is the daughter of

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Missouri’s annual ‘ShakeOut’ earthquake drill will be held Oct. 20

Registration is open for the 2016 Great Central U. S. “ShakeOut” earthquake drill on Oct. 20. More than 450,000 Missourians are already registered to participate in the annual drill, which teaches people how to protect themselves in an earthquake. More than two million people are signed up in 14 central U.S. states that could be

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Clean up ElDo this Saturday

We need YOU to help clean up our community. This Saturday is the fall “Clean-Up ElDo” campaign. Organize your own Clean Team.  Gather friends and family or groups from your office, church, organization or club to participate. Teams will be assigned a unit (you may be able to pick one you want) to help clean

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Happy to be here

DAWSON AND DAWSON, AGAIN – Jake Dawson has joined the law practice of his father, Mike Dawson, at 207 South Main Street in El Dorado Springs. Jake, a graduate of Osceola High School, received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from UCM. He taught school for six years, two in El Dorado Spring as a Special

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St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office to crack down on child restraint violations

The St. Clair County Sheriff’s office will join with other law enforcement agencies Sept. 18-24 for an aggressive Child Passenger Safety Week law enforcement campaign to crack down on Missouri’s child safety seat law violators and to reduce highway fatalities and injuries to children. Missouri law requires all children under the age of eight to

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School board picks option for construction

At it’s Sept. 8 meeting, the El Dorado Springs R-II School Board picked an option to offer to voters on the Nov. 8 ballot. The architect gave the board two options that basically had to do with the gym placement. The board chose the one with the new Middle School gym closer to the High

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Hometown couple honored

IT WAS GRAND – Lucille and John R. Hoagland, long time residents of Schell City, were recognized for their community involvement as festivities got under way at the Schell City Fall Festival on Friday, Sept. 9. They were named the Grand Marshals of the Schell City Fall Festival Parade.  More Fall Festival pictures next week.

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