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Hospital Board hears virtual audit report

At the May 18 meeting of the Cedar County Hospital board of Trustees, Josh Wilks of CliftonLarsonAllen LLP resented the audit report for FY 2020. He reported that the hospital’s net position, the difference between its assets and liabilities, is $12.9 million, decreased by $800,945 in 2020. The operating loss has improved over the prior

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Still remembered

FAMILY, FRIENDS AND FLAGS – The El Dorado Springs City Cemetery usually hosts the VFW Memorial Day Ceremony,  but this year the area around the monument to veterans was empty. Plenty of headstones had been decorated. A few individuals were still in the process of honoring their loved ones. A healthy breeze kept the flags

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City Council hears audit

The City of El Dorado Springs was given a clean opinion by Jon Cummings from KPM. During the audit is was noted that sales tax revenue was down. In a later conversation with City Manager Bruce Rogers, he said that he thought that was partly due to the closing of Shopko. Rogers also reported on

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Jeanne Hoagland to retire from NEVC board

After almost 15 years on the Northeast Vernon County Board of Education, the last six as president, Jeanne Hoagland didn’t sign up to run again. So, when voters cast their ballots on June 2, they will elect someone to fill Jeanne’s position on the board. Last week, the Sun interviewed Jeanne about her years on

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Working for ElDo just shy of 48 years

UTILITIES DIRECTOR TOM CAIN RETIRES – An impromptu party at the Utility Barn on May 13 sent Utilities Director Tom Cain on his way to retirement. OnJuly 6, 1972, when he was 17 yeas-old, Tom Cain began working for the city Water Department. He worked under Sam Banks for about four years before becoming the

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Ball program to start June 1: pool won’t open at all

In a four to one vote at the May 18, 2020, El Dorado Springs City Council meeting, the council voted to not open the Virginia Ryan Strain City Pool this summer. After a lengthy presentation by 20 year pool manager Shannon Koger, Mayor Cory Gayman was the only vote to open the pool saying, “I

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NEW COURT CLERK

NEW COURT CLERK – Jada Tittle, who replaces Jan Taylor as El Dorado Springs City Court Clerk, says, “I’m honored to be in this position because Jan built this. This kind of a job doesn’t come around every other day.” Her plans included becoming a court administrator which is a five- year process and becoming

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NEW UTILITY DIRECTOR

NEW UTILITY DIRECTOR – Joe Robison started working for the City of El Dorado Springs on July 7, 2003, with the Building and Grounds Department. In 2012 he became part of the Utilities Department working at the Park and the golf course in building maintenance. The Utility Department works on power lines, water and sewer

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ElDo R-II Board accepts sewer bid

The El Dorado Springs R-II Board met Thursday, May 14, in the High School gym for social distancing with all members present: Chad Whitesell, Benny Brower, Mark Burley, Terry Shepard, Josh Floyd, Nathan Murry and Darrell Eason – presiding. Incoming Superintendent Heath Oates attended the session as he had in past months to familiarize himself

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Hospital Board responds to opposition

After spending weeks listening to the misinformation that has been circulated by those opposing the Cedar County Memorial Hospital (CCMH) tax levy increase that will appear on the June 2 ballot, we find it necessary to dispel inaccuracies and provide facts.  We respect that all individuals are entitled to vote as they wish; however, that

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