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On his last day as El Dorado Springs superintendent, Mark Koca sent me his Fiscal Year 20 budget message. Its 10 typed pages are chock full of good information. I’d like to use it in the paper, but Kimball says there isn’t room, so I’ve asked Gwen to put it on our web page, www.eldoradospringsmo.com

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Kimball and I got a shock last Wednesday evening. I had rushed home after work to take a quick nap before we went to prayer meeting. I laid down at 5:30 and set my alarm for 6:45. When I sat up, I could see Caddeaux’s tail down by the cedar chest at the foot of

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At the R-II School Board meeting last Thursday night. I was impressed that so many teachers were there. When we first went in, I went over to Penny Eason and told her, “You get your husband back tonight.” Darrell retired after 21 years on the board. The teachers were there to honor the  retirees. The

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If you want to talk about neighbor helping neighbor, the El Dorado Springs Volunteer Fire Department’s fundraiser to help the Caplinger Mills Volunteer Fire Department last Saturday raised $15,700. – Kimball had an appointment in Springfield last Thursday and I rode shotgun. I don’t think I’d volunteer for road duty like that again, but I

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I’m having this chat with you the day before the election where the hospital tax will be on the ballot. I was in school here when Cedar County Memorial Hospital was first built, but I never paid much attention to it and just took the hospital for granted. About seven years ago, on a Friday

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You might want to tune into Spring City TV on Friday, May 29, to view Michelle Leroux’s show and tell on the Hospital Tax issue. Kimball made the same offer to those opposed and did not have any takers. It will probably air about noon. Michelle has experience working in another hospital and is quite

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Have you seen the signs up and down Hwy. 54 and in some yards in town each with a graduating EHS senior’s name on it? What a nice tribute. I did a little checking and learned it was the brainchild of Penny Daradowski. She ordered them for $11 each (her cost) for parents, family members

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Reese came by the office Monday to wish Kimmie a happy Mother’s Day. At a little over a year, she jabbers a lot but only says two things we can understand for sure: DaDa and Momma. And she lit up with she saw her friend, Gwen, come to the door of Kimball’s office. Reese used

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Tuesday, May 5, was Cinco de Mayo which we know was Caddeaux’s birthday in 2010, and unusual for a cat, we know the names of his momma and daddy. I say, “know”, at least we were told but I don’t remember them. Once we were down in Springfield at Jan’s Cattery (is that better than

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I had what is likely my last phone conversation of this year with Trish Yasger, the MDC spoonbill expert. The season ends Thursday so it’s now or never. I was telling Trish about one of my past times in Louisiana and she decided to uninvite me to take her fishing in Louisiana or Mississippi. I

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