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Security means work best when they remain private

The El Dorado Christian School board has prepared a statement regarding the school security issue, which follows: “School safety has always been a top priority at El Dorado Christian School, and our concerns are heightened with each headline broadcasting another school shooting. We have taken steps to increase our school’s security, and we continue to

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Police Chief Jarrod Schiereck favors guns in schools

Last Thursday, the El Dorado Springs Sun called El Dorado Springs Police Chief Jarrod Schiereck to interview him about his opinions and knowledge on how to avoid school shootings. His answers brought up points that most of have never considered. Q. I know you teach a class on how to survive a school shooting. What

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AMERICAN PICKERS TO FILM IN MISSOURI

AMERICAN PICKERS TO FILM IN MISSOURI – Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their team will return to Missouri this springs and they plan to film in our area.   American Pickers is a documentary series that explores the fascinating world of antique picking on history. The hit show follows Mike and Frank, two of the

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MoDOT to focus on pothole repair in March

The Missouri Department of Transportation wants you to be a member of its “Pothole Patrol.” Throughout March, maintenance crews will be repairing potholes to keep roads as safe and smooth as possible. The public is asked to report potholes so MoDOT maintenance crews can assess the damage and complete the needed repairs. “We don’t want

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Good job!

1,000TH POINT – El Dorado Christian senior, Landon Wilson, scored his 1,000th career point during a MOKAN Tournament game against Christian Learning Center, Friday night, Feb. 9, at Heartland Christian Academy in Belton.  What an amazing accomplishment for this senior.  Pictured with Landon (center) are his parents, Mr. Tom and Mrs. Stacia Wilson.

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R-II School Board to meet Thursday

The El Dorado Springs R-2 Schools Board of Education will meet Thursday, March 8, in the High School  Library; executive session at 6 p.m.; School Start Date Hearing at 7 p.m.; open session at 7 p.m. Old Business – budget update. New Business – Approve Transportation Route Miles for February, adopt FY 18-19 calendar, declare

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Apply for 2018 Lillian Sunderwirth Scholarship

Applications will soon be available for the 2018 Lillian Sunderwirth Memorial Scholarship.  These scholarships are open to all students and returning college students attending or have obtained admission to an accredited two year or four year college or trade school.  This does include those seeking masters degrees. The recipients of these scholarships must be from

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Severe Weather Awareness Week March 4-10

In 2017, Missourians were reminded once again of the deadly, unforgiving force of severe weather. The state suffered its first tornado death in five years; with nine flooding fatalities, Missouri also experienced its second deadliest year for flooding in almost a decade. Beginning April 28, 2017, Missouri was hit by up to 12 inches of

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Aw, Chute

GETTING READY FOR THE SHOW – On Sunday afternoon, area youth got their animals ready for the Land O Lake Youth Fair by bringing them to the sale barn so the Land O Lakes Youth Fair Board could tattoo their steers and heifers and weigh them. Here Jerry Brackenridge applies ink to the tattoo while

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What it will take to end the opioid crisis

U.S. Senator Roy Blunt On an early September morning last year, a Springfield mom walked into her daughter’s bedroom and experienced a tragedy no parent should ever have to face. Following a four-year battle with opioid addiction, her 20-year old daughter, a former high school cheerleader, was face-down in her bed after suffering a fatal

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