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Date set to fill Mike Parson’s senate seat

Gov. Eric Greitens has set Aug. 8, 2017, as the date for a special election to fill the seat for the 28th District (portions of Benton, Cedar, Dallas, Hickory, Laclede, Pettis, Polk, and St. Clair counties) in the Missouri Senate. The seat became vacant upon the resignation of Senator Mike Parson, who was elected Missouri’s

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Royals R Twins

NEVC KING AND QUEEN – Northeast Vernon County celebrated their Homecoming on Friday Jan. 20, naming Sophomores Logan and Makinsey Conner as the King and Queen. The twins are the children of Yolanda and Ronnie Barker. The Lady Knights won their game against the Calhoun Eagles 64-29 while the boys lost 56-83.

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Gina Allison pleads guilty to embezzling $380,000

Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that an El Dorado Springs, woman pleaded guilty in federal court Friday, Jan. 20, to a mail fraud scheme by which she stole more than $380,000 from her employer and to filing a false tax return. Regina Allison, 47, of El Dorado Springs,

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Local student to perform at presidential inauguration with University Chorale

El Dorado Springs resident Ben Vickers is headed to Washington D.C. this week. He is part of the 50-voice Missouri State University Chorale which is scheduled to perform at the Presidential Inauguration on Friday, Jan. 20. The Chorale, directed by Dr. Cameron LaBarr, will perform during the nationally televised inaugural ceremony. The group will perform

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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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