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Care Connection joins national effort to showcase Pharmacy Benefits week

Care Connection for Aging Services has launched a public education campaign to spread awareness about pharmacy benefits for seniors. Many Medicare beneficiaries don’t take full advantage of their pharmacy coverage, resulting in poor medication adherence that can have a negative effect on their physical and financial health, according to Rona McNally, Director of Special Projects

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Legislature ‘tinkers’ with drug laws

Cedar County Prosecutor Ty Gaither, said of the new Missouri laws which took effect Jan. 1, “They tinkered with the drug laws, I guess is the best way to describe it.” The prosecutor said, “Basically. they have lowered the punishment for prior persistent offenders,” which he said is frustrating for prosecutors because it was a

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CMH cuts ribbon on new clinic

CITIZENS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL – celebrated the grand opening of the CMH El Dorado Springs Medical Center & Walk-In Clinic on Friday, Jan. 20. More than 120 community members and guests toured the facility during the open house. Fifteen employees work at the clinic. El Dorado Springs Medical Center is open Monday – Friday, 8 a.m.

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First Baby of the New Year

WAYLON FLOYD WOODY ARRIVES JAN 10. – Waylon Floyd Woody is the First Baby of the New Year born to parents living in the El Dorado Springs coverage area. Parents Tiffany and Matt Woody and sister, four-year-old Maggie, welcomed him home. He weighed 7 lbs 12 oz and was 20 inches long. Waylon and his

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Council takes care of business

Several items of city business were taken care of during the Monday, Jan 23, meeting of the El Dorado Springs City Council meeting. Present were City manager Bruce Rogers, Councilmen Mayor Brad True, Jim Luster, Nick Bland, Randy Bland and City Clerk Lisa Allison The council passed a resolution appointing Ryan Hubbard as a member

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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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