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Talent Contest and rules

The El Dorado Springs Picnic talent contest for the 139th contest will begin at 8:30 p.m., July 16.  Judi will begin accepting registrations on July 5 and they will close when she has registered 25 contestants, there are no early registrations.    Judi will be available to answer questions before registration begins.  There is no

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Cedar County Back Pack Fair scheduled for Monday, Aug. 10

The Cedar County Back Pack Fair will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 10, at the First Baptist Church Family Life Center at 500 South Main in El Dorado Springs. The Fair will provide haircuts, shoes, dental exams, eye exams, hearing exams, lunch, community resources and a back pack full

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Parson to hold a briefing on June 25

Governor Mike Parson will hold a briefing at 3 p.m. on Thursday, June 25, to provide updates on current events in Missouri. Governor Parson will be joined by various cabinet members. The briefing will continue to be live-streamed on Governor Parson’s Facebook page.

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Get sports physicals free

Free sports physicals will be offered to El Dorado Springs R-2, Northeast Vernon County, and El Dorado Springs Christian schools student-athletes on Tuesday, June 30, from 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the El Dorado Springs R-2 High School Upper Gymnasium. Those needing a physical are asked to enter the new main entrance of the

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Signs of the times

ELDO STANDING WITH MINORITIES RALLY – Local citizens gathered in the El Dorado Springs downtown Park on Tuesday, June 9, in a peaceful protest against police brutality and the injustices suffered by minorities. Rally organizer Sarah King said the she decided to hold the protest based on the encouragement of her boyfriend from St. Louis.

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ElDo School Board reorganizes

Prior to the June 11 R-II School Board meeting, the old board certified the results of the June 2 election. Then the old board disbanded. Darrell Eason said, “I’m done.” He had been on the board 21 years and two months. Supt. Mark Koca acted as interim chair while the board reorganized. Board Secretary Tonia

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2020 HALL OF FAME

Lifetime Achievement Winner – Mr. Mark Koca. Our schools have a great impact on our children, families, businesses, and community. As Superintendent of the El Dorado Springs R-2 Schools, Mark Koca has led the District for the past 9 years with dedication to the success of our students. During his tenure as  Superintendent, the District

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Milo woman sentenced for SNAP fraud, meth trafficking

A Milo woman has been sentenced in federal court for her role in a conspiracy to sell methamphetamine in exchange for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits (commonly known as “food stamps”). Melanie A. Person, 54, was sentenced by M. Douglas Harpool on Wednesday, June 10, to six years in federal prison without parole. On

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Murrell named Mayor

NATHAN MURRELL was elected mayor of El Dorado Springs at the city council meeting held Monday, June 15. Nick Bland was elected Mayor Pro-Tem. This was part of the council reorganization after the election.   At the meeting City Manager Bruce Rogers informed the council that after the Covid-19 restrictions are lifted they would look

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Darrell Eason retires from School Board

On Friday, June 5, the El Dorado Springs Sun spoke with Darrell Eason, long time member and president of the El Dorado Springs R-II School Board, who chose not to run for re-election. The election, which was postponed because of concerns over the Covid 19 virus, was held last Tuesday, June 2, and for the

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