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City looking at new carnival for Picnic

During the City Manager Bruce Rogers’ report at the Oct. 21, 2019 City Council meeting, he said the new owners of Pride Amusements, James and Sondra Burlingame, wanted to change a few items on the contract before signing for the 2020 Picnic. The Burlingame’s wanted the City to provide the electricity for the rides and

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11th annual Spooktacular this Thursday

All you ghosts and goblins, get ready for the Spring City Spooktacular beginning at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, in the Park. The NHS Spookhouse will deliver thrills and chills from 5 – 7 upstairs in the Old Community Building – enter (if you dare) from the balcony. It is $3 to go through. If

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Blood drive in El Dorado Springs Nov. 8

Community Blood Center of the Ozarks (CBCO), the area’s exclusive provider of blood products to patients at over forty area hospitals, is experiencing a shortage of type A positive, O positive and O negative blood products.  Donations are needed immediately to ensure that adequate reserve levels are maintained. On average, a transfusion takes place every

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John Thomas Brown

John Thomas Brown (JT or Johnny), age 100, was born in Lockwood on April 4, 1919, to Euard Thaxton Brown and Elva Mattrisa Priddy Brown. As a young man he raised prize-winning livestock and helped on the family farm.  He married Esther Ruth Wilcox on June 15, 1942.  (They were married for just short of

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Hwy. 32 CLOSED west of Stockton Nov. 7

Missouri Hwy. 32 approximately four miles west of Stockton will CLOSE for up to two weeks starting Thursday, Nov. 7, to allow contractor crews to connect the roadway to a newly straightened section of Hwy. 32 which includes a new bridge over Cedar Creek,  the Missouri Department of Transportation said. Drivers are urged to use

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Christmas Parade, Nov 16

Nov. 8 is the deadline to enter the Star Spangled Christmas Parade. This is the 100th Anniversary of the local VFW and we want to honor our VFW, the oldest Veterans of Foreign Wars Post in Missouri. Call 417/876-4154 or email the Chamber of Commerce today to participate. For holiday Expo information contract Vicki Hillsman

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Sittin’ pretty

BENCH BEAUTIFICATION PROJECT – Since Phase One of the “Sidewalk to the Future” campaign started several of us have had a vision for making our pedestrian thoroughfares even more appealing. After months of work with MODOT and debate over types of greenery the project is finally coming to fruition. The plantings which started last week

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Deer will dare; drivers beware

The Missouri Department of Transportation reminds motorists to watch out for wild animals such as deer that might appear without warning in Missouri roadways during the fall. The peak period for deer/vehicle collisions is October and November during breeding season when deer are moving about, especially at dawn and dusk. Shorter days mean drivers are

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Lions to welcome new members

The Lions of El Dorado Springs will welcome six new members at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 29 at a special induction meeting. District Governor Lion Toni Morris will perform the induction ceremony at the Lions Club Building. If you’re interested in seeing “what Lions are all about,” you’re invited to the meal proceeding the

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Take back on unwanted prescriptions

by Jarrod Schiereck, Chief of Police On Saturday, Oct. 26, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. the El Dorado Springs Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your

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