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This week is Severe Weather Awareness Week. I think the statewide tornado drill is Wednesday at 11 a.m.   If you’ve got to go to the basketball game on Friday, by all means go. School will be out  and you really don’t have to travel because the Opera house will stream the game starting at

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I got a note from Elayne Hillsman a few days ago. She reminded me that she had taught Adrian and Davis how to chew gum. That was good thing, too.  I think Adrian got her first official haircut from Bobby and Debbie Barlow when they used their professional skills to clip a wad of gum

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First of all I want to thank the person who found my phone and returned it to the office. Secondly, Tillman, Shawn Abell’s faithful pitbull companion and good dog representative, has passed away. The Sac Fest Spring Fling is coming to Caplinger Mills on  Saturday, April 27, for one day only. It will be back

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Would anyone mind if I mention the KC Chiefs? I thought it was a little scary at times, but I was pretty confident they would win. And now I’m glad I can have a little faith in my confidence level. We are so pleased to be able to carry the information about Tammy Williams of

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We were so sorry to hear of the passing of Don Hillsman. Both his son, Brent, and wife, Elayne, worked here for many years. I know that Brent was working here (at 122 North Main) when we got our first computers. I know Elayne was there, too. She babysat Adrian for a bit while I

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El Dorado Springs new Police Chief Brett Dawn was sworn in at 10 a.m. Tuesday morning at  City Hall by City Clerk Kandi Rotert. I heard the loveliest thing about El Dorado Springs the other day. This person said that El Dorado Springs most important attribute was its feeling of family – that was its

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Having made a “Typo” last week, I was relieved to know that other people do to. This particular one caught me by surprise and was good for a laugh. I was reading through John Gundy’s book “Facts About El Dorado Springs and Community.”  The book, written in 1948, was praising the new Tough Addition in

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We have a few new things we’re going to add to the paper in the coming weeks. One, which starts this week, is a look back into our archives for a historical perspective on El Dorado Springs. We have every issue we produced since we bought the paper in July of 1979. Every issue, including

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Davis and I have decided to do a little rearranging and sprucing up of the newspaper. We told Kenny some of the things we had in mind and he was ok with it. After a moment’s thought he said we should ask you what you thought. So, your ideas and suggestions are welcome. I don’t

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The snow after Christmas was a big hit with the little boys from St. Francisville, LA. The Gilfoils took up residence at “The Loft” on St. James and spent Tuesday – Thursday shuttling between there, the office and my house. I didn’t put up a tree, so I put ornaments on a 20-year-old Ficus that

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