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Notice of annual fire service charges

El Dorado Springs Rural Fire due by March 15, 2017 The City of El Dorado Springs has established the following charges for rural fire service and dues. Annual renewal charge for present member – $65. New member or rejoin Fee – $75 plus annual charge of $65. Charges are calculated on the basis of one

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The Little Store

by Lana Smith Wilson With assistance from Jeannie Begley Leonard Editor’s note: The Spring 2015 issue of the Alumni ElHiMo, the El Dorado Springs R-II High Alumni Newsletter, carried this article about the now recently burned down Little Store. After the fire destroyed The Little Store last Monday morning, Feb. 6, Lana had just dropped

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Little Store gone

VACANT BUILDINGS UP IN SMOKE – An early morning fire call at 1:48 a.m. Monday,  Feb. 6, sent the El Dorado Springs Volunteer Fire Department to the former Little Store eating establishment and Begley’s Garage, located  at the intersection of Pine and Grand Streets in El Dorado Springs. They were fully involved when firemen arrived

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Taking aim Council moves toward apaproval of indoor shooting range

During the Monday, Feb. 6, council meeting, City Manager Bruce Rogers told the council that Nathan Murrell, owner of Bear Arms, has applied for a zoning change to allow an indoor target range on a conditional use basis. Rogers said that the shooting range is set up in a structure similar to a shipping container

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Bear Arms owner, Nathan Murrell, plans unique shooting facility

El Dorado Springs may get an indoor shooting range if the City Council grants a request for ordinance changes by Nathan Murrell DBA Bear Arms. The ordinance changes include allowing guns to be fired inside the city limits. Tuesday, the Sun spoke with Murrell about his plans. He said, “Basically, it’s a modified shipping container

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Constitutional carry is NOT concealed carry

Confusion seems to run rampant when the topic of constitutional carry vs. concealed carry of firearms comes up. It is so complicated that Cedar County Prosecutor Ty Gaither told the Sun he will have to research it before giving the public definite guidelines. He said he was not comfortable talking about it on the record

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Battle Flag goes to Veterans

by Gary Vickers Local Vietnam veteran, Gary Vickers, and his son, Gerrad Vickers, donated and installed a battle flag in the Mt. Vernon Veterans Home Monday. The flag was designed and built by Gerrad Vickers. Gary made the captions that went with the flag which were “Battles not Forgotten—Remember the Fallen—WWII, Korea—Vietnam. Gerrad’s heartfelt compassion

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Stress relief strategies shared Feb 9

Winter doldrums got you down? Feeling “all stressed up and nowhere to go”? A fun and informative program with practical tips and activities for dealing with stress will be offered Thursday evening, February 9, 2017 at 6 p.m. in the new Early Childhood Center located on the southeast corner of the El Dorado Springs school

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Ambulance Board has quick meeting

The Cedar County Ambulance Board quickly went through a full agenda Monday evening in a little over an hour with no side trips chasing rabbits or long arguments. The five board members present didn’t necessary agree on everything at first blush, but there were no major disagreements or knock-down drag outs and everything was settled

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Just waitin’

IS IT SPRINGYET? – Amanda Hunt sits on the grass and waits for her two children at the R-II school on an unseasonably warm day Monday. The azure sky and brisk breeze was reminiscent of “October’s bright blue weather.”

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