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AMERICAN PICKERS to film in Missouri

The American Pickers are excited to return to Missouri! They plan to film episodes of The History Channel hit television series throughout your area in June 2024. AMERICAN PICKERS is a documentary series that explores the fascinating world of antique “picking” on The History Channel. The hit show follows skilled pickers in the business, as

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Johnson arrested for arson

Kenneth Wayne Johnson has been charged with three counts of burglary in the 2nd degree and three counts of arson in the 2nd degree. Johnson admitted to setting fires in three homes, one of which was totally destroyed by fire. He told El Dorado Springs Police Department that he entered each of the homes with

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Farm Bureau honors two families

THANKING OUR FARMERS – On Thursday March 7th, 2024, St. Clair County Farm Bureau Board hosted their annual Thank a Farmer dinner at the Landmark restaurant in Lowry City. The board hosts this dinner every year during the National Thank a Farmer Week. During this dinner two farm families are honored that have had a

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Pinwheels for Prevention

EL DORADO SPRINGS R-2 SCHOOL DISTRICT STANDS UP FOR CHILDREN – Every April is an opportunity to stand up and raise awareness for National Child Abuse Prevention Month. El Dorado Springs R-2 School Staff and Administration gathered in front of the Early Childhood Center at the P.A.T. Pinwheel Garden on Wednesday morning, April 10, to

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EHS STUDENT AWARDED NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY SCHOLARSHIP

El Dorado Springs – The National Honor Society (NHS) announced that Macy Stauffer, a high school senior at El Dorado Springs High School and member of the Laudeldo Chapter of NHS, has been selected as an NHS Scholarship semifinalist, receiving a $3,200 scholarship. Staffer is one of only 10 high school seniors from Missouri to

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NEW BOARD MEMBERS

Dave Leonard and Josh Floyd were sworn in as newly elected El Dorado Springs R-II School Board members at the regular scheduled school board meeting on Thursday, April 11. Leonard was elected to a 3 year term as was Floyd. Floyd has been a school board member for nine years, four of them as President.

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Former Police Department slip-up costs city vital grant money

During the El Dorado Springs City Council meeting on April 15, the council learned that the city would not be eligible for two grants totaling approximately $460,000 because needed paperwork from the former police department had not been filed in Sept, Oct. and Nov. of 2023.  (These filings are supposed to done electronically every month.)

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Board hears update on new bus barn

At their April 11, meeting, the R-2 school board learned that the new bus barn was almost complete. The new electric buses will have charging stations at the new barn which will be fenced and well-lit at night. The busses are provided by First Student who has the transportation contract with the school. Along with

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Why parks are important

Local parks are of great importance to our community. Parks provide a calm, soothing space where you can meet up with your friends and children can play safely. Parks are often taken for granted by those that don’t understand their importance. Parks are where many childhood memories and friendships begin. Most people can vividly remember

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