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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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Inside ElDo city limits

Fireworks on July 4 only by Jarrod D. Schiereck Chief of Police Just a reminder to everyone, that the only time fireworks can legally be discharged within the City Limits is on the 4th of July between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. The possession of fireworks and use of fireworks on City

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El Dorado Springs R-2 Schools FY 17 Budget

Submitted by Mark Koča, Superintendent, June 23rd, 2016, to the El Dorado Springs R-2 Schools Board of Education In compliance with Missouri Public School Law, section 67.010, as set forth by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), and the Missouri State Board of Education, the following Budget Document has been developed by the

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R-II Board approves a balanced budget

When El Dorado Springs R-II Superintendent Mark Koca presented the proposed 2016-17 budget to the board Thursday evening, June 23, he had a slight smile on his face as he announced that for the first time in the five years he has been at the helm, it is a balanced budget. In fact, the bottom

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T-shirt give-away rescheduled

FIRST T-SHIRT – In between the rain drops Friday evening, El Dorado Springs 5th grader Kelsi Hunt, accompanied by her mom, Jennifer Kleine, came to the Sunderwirth Bandstand to claim the first  Downtown Tunes T-Shirt handed out by Vicki Hillsman, band volunteer. Kelsi and about 50 of her summer school schoolmates had attended the field

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Special Road Board meets

The El Dorado Springs Special Road District board convened its regular monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 28, in the district headquarters building on South First Street in El Dorado Springs. All members were present: Ron Swopes, Mike Bush and Lalan Cole – presiding. The district bookkeeper, Linda Breeden, was present. Cole said that

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Speech team competes at Nationals

Two sophomores from El Dorado Springs High School recently traveled to Salt Lake City, UT, to compete at the National Speech and Debate Tournament held June 12-17. Caleb Alexander and Caleb Miller competed in a total of 25 rounds of competition and both advanced to the top 40 in the nation. These speech team students

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Wilbur’s 54th show

IT ATTRACTS ‘EM – Dederick hasn’t seen such a crowd since… Wilbur Charbonneau’s free fireworks show last year and 52 years before that. On Tuesday evening, June 21, cars, pickups, dune buggies and motorcycles lined both sides of Hwy. 54 and onto Hwy. AA north and Hwy. K south of Hwy. 54. If there had

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Landlords address rumor about rental property

Several local landlords were present at the El Dorado Springs City Council on Monday, June 20, to voice their oppositions to a possible ordinance that would require them to have their property inspected by the city between renters. Councilmen Jim Luster, Randy Bland, Jerry Baldwin and Mayor Brad True were present as was City Manager

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Show and tell for CCAD

BOARD SEES LIFESAVING TOOLS – Cedar County Ambulance District Manager Tom Ryan brought some lifesaving and back saving tools to the June 20 board meeting so the board could see what they have recently purchased. The biggest purchase at $17,000 each was two Stryker battery powered cots (one for El Dorado Springs and one for

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