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Council hears more complaints about grass, speeding

The council chamber was full of interested members of the public, at the Monday, July 18, El Dorado Springs City Council meeting, most of whom were there to support Chad Friar who was making his second appearance at council to complain about the speeders on West Broadway and the tall grass that is in his

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Ambulance Board installs two

On Monday night, the Cedar County Ambulance Board met in the El Dorado Springs Ambulance Barn. Board members present were Kenny Turner, Katie White, Sue Rice and John Wilson – presiding. The board accepted the resignation of Lisa Ringler as District 6 director for health reasons. The board installed Byron Hamilton for District 2 and

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Positions filled

NEW AMBULANCE BOARD MEMBERS – CCAD Secretary Sue Rice administers the oath of office to Byron Hamilton (center) for Ambulance District 2 and Keith Kasco (right) for Ambulance District 6 at the CCAD meeting Monday evening.

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Ellison pleads guilty to murder of his grandparents

 A rural El Dorado Springs man pleaded guilty Tuesday in Vernon County Circuit Court to two counts of second-degree murder and one count of first-degree robbery. Logan Ellison was charged with the fatal shootings of his grandparents, Herman Ellison, 76, and Rosie Ellison, 77, on Oct. 9, 2014, in their rural home on E. Quantrill

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Infant’s body recovered from pond near Lamar

On Monday, July 11, at the request of Barton County Sheriff Mitchell Shaw, the Missouri State Highway Patrol and Barton County Deputies, responded to a rural area approximately three miles southeast of Lamar to a report of a body located in a farm pond. Current information is the body is of an unidentified infant female.

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Rules and Regulations for a safe Picnic

Released by Jarrod D. Schiereck Chief of Police Once more it is Picnic time again, in fact the 135th Annual Picnic. Each year we pause to remember day’s gone bye, renew old friendships, meet new friends, have some school class reunions and enjoy the carnival and entertainment in our City Park and our downtown area.

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2016 Baby Show Saturday, July 23

The 2016 baby contest will be held at the Opera House Theater. Registration will open at the bandstand in the park at 9 a.m. and will close at 9:55 a.m. Participants will then meet at the Theater after registering. The entry fee will be $5 (cash only). Age groups: 0-3 months, 4-7months, 8-11 months, 12-15

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School patrons invited to facilities needs meeting

All El Dorado Springs R-2 Schools patrons are invited to attend an open meeting regarding district facilities needs, possible solutions and possible bond issue for the November election cycle. The meeting will be held in the HS Library at 7 p.m. Monday, July 18. The district would appreciate public feedback regarding these issues.

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The fairest of the Fair

LAND OF LAKES YOUTH FAIR ROYALTY – On Tuesday, July 12, the Land-O-Lakes Youth Fair crowned it 2016 royalty. Those crowned are (from left) Junior Princess Olivia Graves, daughter of Andy and Jodi Graves and a member of Cherry Valley 4-H Club, was escorted by her big brother, Wyatt; Queen Taylor Robison, daughter of Scott

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Wayside Inn Museum to host quilt exhibit

The Wayside Inn Museum will host a Needlework and Quilt Exhibit during the El Dorado Springs Picnic, July 21-24. This exhibit is open to needlework and quilters in El Dorado Springs, formerly from El Dorado Springs, and the surrounding area. The purpose of this show is to increase the prestige, artistry, creativity, professionalism and recognition

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