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Lions at work helping children

The El Dorado Springs Lions Club gathered on a Saturday morning earlier this month to complete their annual Shop-With-A-Lion project; helping children have a much Merrier Christmas. Although Child Protection Act regulations hinder publication of all details, this year’s activity was conducted at the local Shopko Hometown Store. Funds for this annual event are provided

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School Board picks insurance company

After listening to two detailed presentations by two insurance companies which culminated over a month of intense investigation by El Dorado Springs Superintendent Mark Koca, the school board voted to accept the proposal of Connell Insurance Inc.  over the one from Ollis /Akers /Arney. All board members were present. It was a big decision for

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R-II Board accepts Sheriff’s offer for SRO

At its Dec. 13 meeting, the El Dorado Springs R-II School board accepted the offer from Cedar County Sheriff James McCray to provide an armed Cedar County deputy as a School Resource Officer. The total cost for one year will be $31,724 billed monthly at $2,643.66. The school will have input into the hiring/assignment process.

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Santa’s helpers

BELL RINGERS – The El Dorado Christian High School Bible class volunteered to ring bells at Wood’s Grocery on Thursday, Dec. 6. The weather was cold, but the guys obviously have warm hearts. They felt honored to bell ring for The Salvation Army. “When you volunteer to bell ring, you help improve, and even save

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Buy diesel now

Gas price changes a mystery On Friday, the Sun contacted Karl Allison, long time gas station owner, to ask him the reason for the fluctuation in gas prices. Karl said, “They are going down. Crude oil is $50 a barrel now. I don’t have the slightest idea. Cost on regular right now is $1.83 something.

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Sears – Stockton closing

Owner Lisa Gardner, of the Stockton Sears store, said, “We are actually closing. We just started liquidation. We will be gone by Jan. 4.” “As far as the bankruptcy itself, it doesn’t affect us necessarily. There is some cross over as far as inventory.

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Sears – Nevada to continue operation

Merick Ireland, manager of the Sears Hometown Store in Nevada, told the Sun on Friday, “We are a completely different company than Sears Holdings. So we are not going anywhere.” He could not comment on any other Sears store in the area. He said, “If they are a Sears Hometown or an outlet store, they

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A beacon for Santa

GRAND PRIZE HOLIDAY HOME DECORATING WINNER – Jim Gray at 307 S. Grand has filled his yard with ever changing multi colored Christmas lights. Gray receives $150 of his utility bill.   Judges’ Honorable Mentions include Marty and Carolyn Jones, 306 W. Broadway; Scott, Hugh and Valerie Williams, 10120 S. Main Street; Dot Ragland, 108

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Century old home burns

FIRE DEVOURS 310 N MAIN – The white house on the corner of North Main and Walnut burned early in the morning of, Tuesday, Dec. 4.   The El Dorado Springs Fire Department responded to the fire about 4 a.m. with trucks 2, 4 and 5. No one was at home at the time of

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Governor Mike Parson hosts Rural Healthcare Summit in Bolivar

Governor Mike Parson hosted a Rural Healthcare Summit in Bolivar, Missouri, bringing together stakeholder and industry leaders to identify working solutions to address the challenges and unmet healthcare needs in rural Missouri. “A key part of our efforts to improve Missouri’s workforce and infrastructure is improving our citizens’ health and healthcare by developing better access

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