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Get sports physicals free

Free sports physicals will be offered to El Dorado Springs R-2, Northeast Vernon County, and El Dorado Springs Christian schools student-athletes on Tuesday, June 30, from 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the El Dorado Springs R-2 High School Upper Gymnasium. Those needing a physical are asked to enter the new main entrance of the

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Signs of the times

ELDO STANDING WITH MINORITIES RALLY – Local citizens gathered in the El Dorado Springs downtown Park on Tuesday, June 9, in a peaceful protest against police brutality and the injustices suffered by minorities. Rally organizer Sarah King said the she decided to hold the protest based on the encouragement of her boyfriend from St. Louis.

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ElDo School Board reorganizes

Prior to the June 11 R-II School Board meeting, the old board certified the results of the June 2 election. Then the old board disbanded. Darrell Eason said, “I’m done.” He had been on the board 21 years and two months. Supt. Mark Koca acted as interim chair while the board reorganized. Board Secretary Tonia

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2020 HALL OF FAME

Lifetime Achievement Winner – Mr. Mark Koca. Our schools have a great impact on our children, families, businesses, and community. As Superintendent of the El Dorado Springs R-2 Schools, Mark Koca has led the District for the past 9 years with dedication to the success of our students. During his tenure as  Superintendent, the District

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Milo woman sentenced for SNAP fraud, meth trafficking

A Milo woman has been sentenced in federal court for her role in a conspiracy to sell methamphetamine in exchange for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits (commonly known as “food stamps”). Melanie A. Person, 54, was sentenced by M. Douglas Harpool on Wednesday, June 10, to six years in federal prison without parole. On

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Murrell named Mayor

NATHAN MURRELL was elected mayor of El Dorado Springs at the city council meeting held Monday, June 15. Nick Bland was elected Mayor Pro-Tem. This was part of the council reorganization after the election.   At the meeting City Manager Bruce Rogers informed the council that after the Covid-19 restrictions are lifted they would look

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Darrell Eason retires from School Board

On Friday, June 5, the El Dorado Springs Sun spoke with Darrell Eason, long time member and president of the El Dorado Springs R-II School Board, who chose not to run for re-election. The election, which was postponed because of concerns over the Covid 19 virus, was held last Tuesday, June 2, and for the

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ElDo FD Volunteer benefit nets $15,700

FIRE CHIEF HANDS OVER CHECK – El Dorado Springs Fire Department Chief Bob Floyd (right) handed a check for $15,700 to Raymond Hereford, Caplinger Mills Fire Chief, at the conclusion of the Benefit Raffle and auction on Saturday, June 6. The gun raffle, won by Chris Pitcher, brought in $5,300: the auction – $6,870, the

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School Board to meet Thursday

The El Dorado Springs R-II School Board will make history in its 7 p.m. Thursday meeting when it elects a new board president. The first order of business will be to certify the June 2 election results. Then the board will reorganize. In the 7:10 p.m. open session, the board will recognize outgoing board members

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Hottest Saturday night of the year

RUSTIC ROMANCE PROM HAPPENS AT LAST – The 2020 El Dorado Springs Prom, originally scheduled for April, took place in the Old Community Building in the Park on Saturday, June 6. The old 80 plus year-old building has charm and nostalgia and NO AIR CONDITIONING. With windows open and the music blaring, the attendees held

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