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Council hears collapsed building blocking theater exit

The El Dorado Springs City Council met in regular session Monday, March 4, 2019, at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall. Members present were Mayor Brad True, Mayor Pro Tem Randy Bland and Council Members Jim Luster, Nick Bland and Cory Gayman. Personnel present were Bruce Rogers, City Manager and Kandi Baldwin, City Clerk. Jon Cummings

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School Resource Officer: ‘A home run hire’

On Feb. 1, Cedar County Deputy Sheriff Corporal Joshua King began his duties at the El Dorado Springs R-II School as the School Resource Officer. He reports for duty in full uniform carrying all his normal weaponry every day the school is in session and attends some sporting events upon request from the school. His

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Becky Lipasek into Missouri Sports Hall of Fame

Coach Becky Lipasek, who led her El Dorado Springs volleyball team to two state championships, will be inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame. The ceremony will take place during the annual Women’s Sports Luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 27, at the University Plaza Convention Center in Springfield. A

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Gone with the wind

WEEKEND WEATHER TAKES TOLL ON DOWNTOWN BUILDING – The building at 109 East Spring sustained damage over the weekend when violent winds blew through El Dorado Springs. The damage occurred at the back of the building which is located on St. James St.   Building owner Mike Norman said that City Building Inspector Aaron Smith

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Local girl wins VFW Missouri Voice of Democracy Scholarship

Jordanne Steuk, a sophomore at the El Dorado Springs Christian School, was named the VFW Department of Missouri’s first-place winner in the 2018 – 2019 Voice of Democracy Scholarship program. VFW Post 257 and its Auxiliary in El Dorado Springs sponsored Jordanne. “The Voice of Democracy competition provides high school students with the opportunity to

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School Calendar survey results

by Dr. Theresa Christian, Assistant Superintendent Recently, the El Dorado Springs R-2 School District conducted a survey with the community and staff about future school calendars. Specifically, the District wanted to know what the community and staff’s opinion about a Four Day School Week. The survey generated 386 community responses and 124 staff responses. The

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Joan Haines to retire

A come and go retirement party will be held for retiring Cedar County Collector Joan Haines from 2 to 4 p.m. Monday, March 4, in the main floor foyer of the Cedar County Court House.

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Zombie Chronic Wasting Disease in deer doesn’t exist

Editor’s note: After seeing two TV news reports Saturday evening, Feb. 16, on Zombie Chronic Wasting Disease, the Sun called the Missouri Department of Conservation to learn about this disease I’d never heard of. News Director Joe Jerek directed me to Jasmine Batten, MDC Wildlife Disease Coordinator, who had never heard of it either, but

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Phantom of the Bulldog courtwarming

BULLDOGS CROWN 2019 COURTWARMING ROYALTY – Valentine’s Day was a busy one for El Dorado Springs. One of the top events was the 2019 Bulldog Courtwarming. Taylor Robison accepted the crown as the queen, but her counterpart, King Keilan Jacques, had an airtight alibi – He was competing in the MSHAA State Wrestling Championships. He

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Board delays decision on four-day week until next year

During it’s Feb. 14 meeting, the El Dorado Springs R-II board the Board reviewed the options available for school calendar for the 19-20 school year along with the results of the recent four-day week survey sent to the community and staff. Under new guidelines from the state, schools are no longer tied to the 1044

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