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Council supports Law Enforcement

During the El Dorado Springs City Council meeting on Monday, August 1, the council passed a resolution supporting, recognizing and honoring law enforcement officers. It Read: WHEREAS, recent events through our nation have unfortunately demonstrated reckless disregard for the lives and safety of law enforcement officers by many, including some public officials, who have cavalierly

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Boy Scouts return to ElDo

TROOP 230 REVIVES – On Thursday, July 28, a group of volunteers got together at the ElDo Youth Center to help reestablish Boy Scout Troop 230 of the Ozarks Trails Council of the Boy Scouts of America. Some say that troop 230 was one of the oldest Scout Troops west of the Mississippi, but it

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Work set for Hwy. 54

Drivers can expect  one-lane traffic on Hwy. 54 between Weaubleau and Preston when a resurfacing project begins the week of Aug. 8, the Missouri Department of Transportation said. Contractor crews will grind off the top layer of asphalt and replace it with new a new asphalt driving surface on a 23-mile section of Hwy. 54. 

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Greene County judge overrules jury decision in Matt Chism murder

Ty Gaither, Cedar County Prosecuting Attorney, announces that on July 25, 2016, Joshua Brown was sentenced by Greene County Circuit Judge Calvin Holden.  Joshua Brown was found guilty by a Greene County Jury on May 5, 2016, of Felony Murder, Hindering Prosecution, Possession of Methamphetamine and Tampering with Evidence in the death of Cedar County

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135th Annual El Dorado Springs Picnic

MO HOUSE HONORS ELDO – Rep. Warren Love presented El Dorado Springs Mayor Brad True and the 2016 El Dorado Springs Picnic Committee with a resolution from the Missouri House in honor of the 135th Annual Picnic. Pictured are(from left) Judi Baldwin – Picnic Committee Secretary, Warren Love – Representative, Jerry Baldwin – City Council,

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Sheriff ‘shocked’ by judge’s decision

On Monday, the Sun contacted Cedar County Sheriff Leon Dwerlkotte about another matter and learned that a Greene County Circuit Judge had overruled the murder conviction of Joshua Jay Brown in the death of Cedar County Deputy Sheriff Matt Chism. The Sun called Cedar County Prosecutor Ty Gaither who confirmed that had happened but needed

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Good deed

GIRL SCOUTS PICK UP PICNIC TRASH – Members of Girl Scout Service Unit 712 and their families have performed a quiet service for their community for the past four years while earning some funds for their troops. This year the City paid them $500 for picking up trash on Friday, Saturday and Sunday in the

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Cedar Sheriff serves search warrant

On July 20 at approximately 9:30 a.m., Sheriff Dwerlkotte along with deputies from the Cedar County Sheriff’s Office, C.N.E.T. Drug Task Force, Vernon and Bates County Sheriff Office, served a search warrant at the Robert Winger residence located on County Road 752 approximately 1 1⁄2 mile off Hwy. AA within Cedar County. In search of

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Kids swim free Aug 8

The Opera House Arts Council along with the El Dorado Springs Optimist Club will sponsor a free kids swim from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 8, at the El Dorado Springs City pool. The free event includes free ice cream.

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Superintendent told $5.6 million bond with no tax increase

The “big news” out of the July 14 R-II school board meeting was what Supt. Mark Koca learned from the school’s financial experts. He said he asked for the tax increase for $3 million and $5 million and he asked how much the school could bond with no tax increase. He said he expected the

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