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BOOT BLOCK RAISES MONEY FOR MDA – The annual El Dorado Springs Fire Department’s  Boot Block for  the Muscular Dystrophy Association collected $4,100, up from $2,375 last year. The El Dorado Spring Volunteer Firefighters spent their day at the corner of Hwy. 54 and Main receiving the donations.

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MDC invites public to native plant sale Sept. 22 in Joplin

Many homeowners are discovering the benefits of landscaping with native plants. Plants that are naturally adapted to their surroundings tend to be less dependent on pesticides and watering hoses and they provide better habitat for butterflies, songbirds and other local wildlife. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites people to purchase native plants at its

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Trivia Team tickets still available

The ElDo Youth Center’s Trivia Night #3 “Keep the Lights On!” still has availability for more teams.  The event will take place Saturday, Sep. 15 at the Center.  Doors open at 6:30 with questions beginning at 7. A team ticket for 4 members costs $40 and is available only at Community Bank.  Proceeds go to

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Leeper Building still available for events

As you may know, we recently purchased The Leeper Building from Bob and Barbara Leeper. This is a very exciting time for us, and we hope that the excitement flows into our community. Our vision is to one day see many more businesses and community projects move back to the downtown area. Everyone has been

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Fiddlestix opens on Main

CHAMBER HOSTS RIBBON CUTTING FOR NEW BUSINESS –The El Dorado Springs Chamber of Commerce hosted and ribbon cutting for Fiddlestix, a home décor store, located at 1218 South Main Street.   Present for the ceremony were (from left) Jordan Payne, Joshua Horne, owner-Tamara White, Travis Farran, owner- Barbara McGinnis, El Dorado Springs Chamber of Commerce

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Council approves zoning for new restaurant downtown

The El Dorado Springs City Council, in its Monday, Aug. 27, meeting with all members present, approved a zoning change which will add a restaurant in a downtown church. Members present were Mayor Brad True, Mayor Pro Tem Randy Bland and Council Members Jimmy Luster, Jerry Baldwin and Nick Bland. Personnel present were Bruce Rogers,

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Schell City Fall Festival Events

Car Show – Sept. 8. Got a classic car, pickup, tractor or whatever you’re proud of. Bring it to Schell City during our Fall Festival on Sept. 8 and let everyone enjoy it, Motorcycles and homemade vehicles are welcome, too. This is a low stress, just for fun event. Questions? Call 417/876-7252 Baby Contest –

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Bear with us

TOUGH NAMED MSU “VOICE OF THE BEARS” PUBLIC ADDRESS ANNOUNCER – El Dorado Springs native Jackson Tough has been named the new “Voice of the Bears” as the Missouri State University (MSU) Football Public Address Announcer. Tough seemed destined for the new position, “I took my daughters to a MSU Lady Bears Basketball game several

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Blowin’ and goin’

CROWD FLOCKS TO TRUCK AND TRACTOR PULL AT YOUTH FAIRGROUNDS – The second puller of the night on Saturday, Aug. 25, the points leader in the Light Pro Field Tractors class, looked like a John Deere and the announcer said that class was the closest thing to stock the big crowd would see. On a

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Security Firm to move downtown

Hot on the heels of the sale of the Leeper Center to The CPA Firm comes the announcement that S.K. Security will join it in the structure at 119-121 North Main in downtown El Dorado Springs. The local face of S.K. Security is Colt Schieffer, an energetic, local young man full of ideas for the

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