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Sac Osage had over 1,000 lines down

Jim Davis, Sac Osage Electric general manager Q. I’m calling to find out how much damage the ice storm did for Sac Osage Electric customers. “In a 24 hour time period, we had 1,229 off, not all at the same time. The most off at any one time was 600. The longest anyone was off

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‘Home’ A place for Dad

Home…Sometimes it’s a different place than what you had in mind. Bobbie E. Roberts has seen a lot of things in his 93 years. Most people who have lived that long have seen a lot; but his story, especially in the last few years, tells of how a “hometown” hospital and those people in it

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Do you favor or oppose a four-day school week?

Editor’s note: Last week, El Dorado Springs Superintendent Mark Koca gave patrons, students and staff the opportunity to voice their opinion on a four-day school week. In one day, the school received over 300 responses, Mr. Koca said, but he didn’t know how the votes were going. On Thursday, the Sun interviewed him to learn

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Application period for CFO scholarships opens Feb. 1

Beginning Feb. 1, students from across central and southern Missouri can apply for scholarships offered by the Community Foundation of the Ozarks for the 2019–2020 school year. Nearly 1,000 scholarship awards and renewals are available, totaling about $1.5 million for higher education at colleges, universities and technical-training programs. Information about the scholarship opportunities is available

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Brief snow shower glazes highways

ONE OF MANY – A sudden snow storm Friday afternoon didn’t accumulate much snow but it left local highway surfaces totally slick. Cpl. Mitch Bush left a minor crash near Sac Osage Electric east of El Dorado Springs to come to this one three miles south on Hwy. 32 about 4:55 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25.

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More than 9,300 feral hogs eliminated from Missouri in 2018

by Candice Davis, MDC The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) has tallied up feral hog elimination numbers from January through December 2018. The final number is 9,365 feral hogs removed from the state’s landscape by MDC, partner agencies, and private landowners. In 2017, 6,561 feral hogs were removed. MDC and partners have implemented a new

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CCMH to put tax levy increase on ballot

During the Jan 21, 2019, meeting of the Cedar County Memorial Board of Trustees meeting, hospital CEO Jana Witt told the board that the original tax levy for the hospital had been set at 0.2000 on Feb. 3, 1961 and had never been increased. According to Commissioner Marlon Collins, there has never been at attempt

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ESC Royal Court

EL DORADO CHRISTIAN COURTWARMING 2019 COURT – The 2019 El Dorado Christian School Winter Courtwarming Coronation was held Tuesday night, Jan. 22. The evening events began with ECHS Alumni, Abigail Batson, singing the National Anthem before the Buffalo’s took the court.  The ECS varsity boy’s played an exciting, hard-fought game against Show Me Christian Academy.

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Cedar County Memorial Hospital CEO discusses operation

Important note: I just learned from a local resident who had a number of procedures done at out ot town hospitals that he has found out he could have had those procedures done at Cedar County Memorial Hospital, but his doctors didn’t give him that option. Presumably they wanted more business for their hospital. So,

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