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Community Foundation awards $11,500

Kay Forest, president of the El Dorado Springs Community Foundation, presented $11,500 in grants to eight local organizations during the El Dorado Springs Chamber of Commerce meeting on Thursday, Jan.12. •$5,000 for the El Dorado Springs R-II School projects including Chrome Books, wireless printer, document camera, tablets and update elementary and middle school libraries. •$1,500

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Candidates file for office

As of 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan.17, a number of candidates had filed to run in the April election for offices. For the two seats on the El Dorado Springs R-II School Board, four candidates filed: Jennifer Saderstrom, Darrell Eason, Mark Burlay and Terry Shepard. Eason is the only incumbent. Two seats will be filled on

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Bryce Knoll

JH HONOR BAND – On Friday, Jan. 6, members of the ElDo JH Band traveled to Joplin High School to audition for the SWMMEA District JH Honor Band. Of the five students who auditioned, one earned a spot into one of the two Honor Bands. Bryce Knoll earned the 3rd Chair seat in the Trombone

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R-II School gets clean audit… again

During its Jan. 12 regular meeting, the El Dorado Springs R-II School heard from Supt. Mark Koca that the school received another “clean” audit report. During the closed session, the board accepted the resignation of High School Principal David Hedrick for retirement at the end of the school year and offered another one-year contract to

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New online Master Gardener training class to begin

A new session of online Master Gardener training begins Jan. 30. Register byJan. 23. Popularity of the online classes has grown steadily since University of Missouri Extension began offering them in 2013, said David Trinklein, state horticulture specialist for MU Extension. The online class is an alternative for people who would otherwise have to travel

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DNR changes burn permit for city

During the Monday, Jan 9, 2017, City Council meeting the council learned that the Department of Natural Resources has changed the requirements for the city’s burn permit. City Manager Bruce Rogers said that the DNR will no longer approve an annual permit unless the city has an air curtain destructor. Currently the city is limited

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Mike Parson takes oath of office

NEW LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR – Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson took the oath of office Monday, Jan. 9, 2017. Standing next to him is his wife, Teresa, and behind him are their children, Kelly Parson and Stephanie House, and to the right, Judge Mary R. Russell administering the oath. Mike Parson’s Inauguration starement: My fellow Missourians, On

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Buffalo Royalty

COURTWARMING AT ECS – The El Dorado Springs Christian School celebrated their annual Courtwarming on Friday, Jan 6, in the ECS Gym. ECS Junior Landon Wilson and Junior Abigail Batson and were chosen as King and Queen attended by Prince Jonathan Cole and Princess Paityn Bland. The Buffalos and the Lady Buffalos were victorious over

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Health Assessment Report now available

In accordance with the Affordable Care Act of March 23, 2010, Cedar County Memorial Hospital has made the written report of its recently conducted Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) available to the public.  A link to the CHNA Report is located on the hospital’s home page at www.cedarcountyhospital.org. In addition, a written copy of the

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