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Superintendent told $5.6 million bond with no tax increase

The “big news” out of the July 14 R-II school board meeting was what Supt. Mark Koca learned from the school’s financial experts. He said he asked for the tax increase for $3 million and $5 million and he asked how much the school could bond with no tax increase. He said he expected the

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Pointing the way

NEON SIGN SHINES AGAIN. – El Dorado Springs historic neon sign brightened the sky once again when repairs were competed just in time for the 2016 El Dorado Springs Picnic. The light shone against the gathering darkness on Tuesday evening, July 19, for the first time since August of 2014 when a devastating hailstorm took

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School patrons discuss facility needs

It was an interesting and pleasant discussion for a little over an hour Monday night in the High School Library about what the R-II School needs and how much patrons will be willing to spend. A couple of school board members were in the audience but basically didn’t speak. Supt. Mark Koca pulled up a

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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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