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Hospital reports two retirements and a hirement

During the Cedar County Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees on Monday, Dec. 18, Hospital CEO Jana Witt reported that Kim Sousa, FNP, tendered her resignation effect 03/14/19 and Jennifer Koca, RN/Surgery Manager, is retiring 01/04/19. Witt said both women had been major assets to the organization and the hospital is seeking replacements. Witt also announced

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Take a walk in the Park

DEFINITELY DRESSED IN HOLIDAY STYLE – The El Dorado Springs City Park gets dressier and dressier each year as the Chamber of Commerce adds to the Christmas attire of trees,  bushes, railings and anything else that gets in the way of a string of colored lights.

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Police Chief says force at full strength

Q. Applications to become policemen are down, nationwide but they are up in Springfield. We decided to talk to you about the situation in El Dorado Springs. Police Chief Jarrod Scherieck said, “The only time we accept applications is if we have an opening. The last person we hired when we had an opening, we

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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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