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Photo op with Santa

Santa will be at the El Dorado Springs Chamber of Commerce office from 5:30 – 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 10, and Friday, Dec 11. Santa will be “under glass.”  He will be at the decorated window. Children will also be able to drop their letters to Santa in the North Pole Express Mailbox. Thanks

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Council hears request for masking ordinance

Cedar County Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees President Michelle LeRoux was at the El Dorado Springs City Council meeting on Monday, Dec 7, to request that the council pass an ordinance as a way to encourage citizens in this area to wear masks when out in public and in public places. She mentioned that the

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It only looks full

TOYS FOR TOTS TRUCK – HALF EMPTY OR HALF FULL – With the deadline of Friday, Dec 11, swiftly approaching, the Toys for Tots truck at Fugate Motors is still in need of gifts, especially for birth – one year-olds and 12 – 16 year-olds. This year, there are more area children who could use

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Gift wrappers needed at First Baptist

The El Do Christmas Basket Project needs gift wrappers Tuesday, Dec. 15 at 9 am.  Bring your scissors, mask, and holiday spirit and join us at the First Baptist Church Life Center.  Feel free to bring any gift boxes you have. All participants must wear a mask at all times.  If you are unable to

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Statement from Cedar County Memorial Hospital Board President

The resolution by the Cedar County Health Department, encouraging the use of masks in public places where you cannot social distance, has not been widely followed by the residents of Cedar County.  Four months since it passed, we are seeing daily positive cases and have nearly 10 deaths in Cedar County.  In many situations, individuals

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Modified quarantine for COVID-19 in classroom setting

On Nov. 12, 2020, Governor Parson announced changes to school guidance from Missouri’s Departments of Health and Education (DHSS and DESE) due to the strain placed on educators, school leaders and families in recent weeks from the large number of students, teachers and school staff members quarantined. In response to this information, and the negative

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Statement from Jenean Ehlers

As LPHAs (local public health agencies) across the State of Missouri have been tasked with COVID-19 activities related to public safety, we have been working closely with our neighboring counties that are a part of the Southwest Region.  A pandemic cannot be controlled if every county has their own way of managing it, without concern

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Swager plans Christmas Parade

Justin Swager missed the annual El Dorado Springs Christmas Parade so much, he decided to do his own. The parade is scheduled for 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 12, along the normal parade route – down Main Street between Fields and Broadway. Swager has obtained all permits he needs from the El Dorado Springs Police

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First day back at school went well

El Dorado Springs Superintendent Heath Oates said the first day back at school after the Covid 19 and Thanksgiving break went “great.” He said some students were absent “but not a lot, a few  people but not many.” Q. What’s your assessment of it? “I think it went great,” Supt. Oates said.

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Evening attire

  NEW TWINKLES IN THE PARK – The Spring Park Gazebo and surrounding benches and trees, got a new Christmas wardrobe courtesy of the Chamber of Commerce.

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