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Top Dogs and Top Pups

BULLDOGS CROWN HOMECOMING ROYALTY – On Friday evening in broad daylight (at 6:30 p.m.) the 2017 El Dorado Springs Homecoming Court king candidates and princes escorted the princesses and the queen candidates across the football field to the near side of the field in front of the packed football stadium. Then last year’s Homecoming King,

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Ambulance Board holds illegal meeting

Last Wednesday, the Cedar County Ambulance Board held a meeting without giving the El Dorado Springs Sun or the Cedar County Republican at least 24 hours advance notice of the meeting. In fact, the CCAD gave the two newspapers no notice of the meeting and as of presstime on Tuesday, Sept. 5, had not provided

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The light still shines

HEDRICK RETIRES FROM LIGHTOUSE CHILDRENS’ THEATRE CEO POSITION – Lynne Hedrick, founder and CEO of the Lighthouse Children’s Theatre in El Dorado Springs, has announced that she is retiring from the position after 10 years at the helm.   The torch is being passed to Jared Kouba, former Lighthouse Technical Director.   Kouba, a seasoned

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Preparing for disasters: Take it one step at a time

September is National Preparedness Month. The catastrophic flooding in Texas underlines the need for families to prepare for disaster, says a University of Missouri Extension human development specialist. Hurricanes and tropical storms rarely threaten the Show-Me State, but Missouri does see its fair share of flooding and extreme weather, including drought, devastating straight-line winds and

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Get the picture?

BIG JOB – Work continues on refurbishing the out-door movie screen on 54 Hwy. for the event scheduled for Thursday, Sept.7. In addition to the fresh coat of paint on the screen, the grass will be mowed and de-chiggered.   The venue, that hasn’t had a movie projected on it in about 30 years, is

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Schell City Fall Festival celebrates 146 years

Please mark you calendar for Sept. 8 and 9 to attend the Schell City Fall Festival. The Schell City Community Betterment committee is putting the finishing touches on the plans for that weekend. Bidding at the silent auction kicks off at 8 a.m. Friday morning and concludes at 8 p.m. The official start to the

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Toughest program ever

ADULT RECOVERY COURT GRADUATION – On Monday evening, the Cedar County Adult Recovery Court held its 25th graduation with graduates Number 44 and 45 getting certificates attesting they had completed the arduous and strict recovery program from drug and alcohol dependency. Kelby Cole completed 547 days clean and sober. Michelle Master completed 504 days clean

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Sweet taste of victory

BACK HOME – After spending a year in the Stockton High School trophy case, the Cedar Bowl came back home to El Dorado Spring Friday night after the Bulldogs’ convincing 50-18 victory over the Stockton Tigers in Bulldog stadium. Dave Rotert El Dorado Springs HS Principal, received the Cedar Bowl from Mike Postlewait, Stoctkon HS

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Hospital looks at using sign-on bonuses for RNs, LPNs

During the Cedar County Memorial Board of Trustee meeting on Monday, Aug. 21, the board decided to proceed with a written policy that would create sign-on bonuses for  RNs and LPNs. Chief Nursing Officer Drew Alexander said the hospital is currently using four agency nurses. He said he had been looking at ways to address

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Barritt scholarship established

ELLIS AND JENNIE BARRITT EDUCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND SET UP – The El Dorado Springs Community Foundation is pleased to announce the establishment of the Ellis and Jennie Barritt Educational Scholarship Fund. Ellis and Jennie Barritt spent all of their lives in Cedar County. Jennie and Ellis were married in 1946 and spent their married lives

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