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Mushrooms and springtime arrive in the Ozarks

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Three confirmed positive cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) were reported to the Cedar County Health Department on Saturday, March 28, according to a Cedar County Office of Emergency Management news release.

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A Cedar County resident who is a Citizens Memorial employee tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday, March 28. The employee works in Bolivar, but lives in Cedar County, according to a Citizens Memorial Hospital news release. To protect the privacy of the employee and their family, CMH will …

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At the same time as some of my high school peers were starting their fourth semester of college, I was beginning my third term as a full-time student in the School of Life.

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Calm down, don’t panic shop, live regular life, think for yourself

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Despite social distancing requests and growing public concerns, the annual event officially dubbed the #LiveLikeAubree ROOTS Community Clean-Up was held the morning of Saturday, March 21, in the greater Stockton area.

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Stockton Community Foundation has opened its next round of grants. Applicants can apply for up to $4,000 until 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, and will be notified of their acceptance or denial by April. This grant is open to anyone for any purpose.

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The Cedar County Republican is excited to announce the winner of our March photo contest is Debbie Caldwell. Congratulations, Debbie!

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Due to reasons beyond its control, the food pantry operated by the Stockton Area Ministerial Alliance located at 903 East St., is temporarily closed.

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Some people are opting to stay home in order to protect those who are vulnerable to fatal COVID-19 symptoms. We at the CCR are doing so, as well, to the best extent we possibly can. Some people are still calling this virus a “hoax” and likening it to being no worse than the common flu, inclu…

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The Cedar County Sheriff’s Office, in cooperation with Woods Supermarket, is offering grocery pickup and delivery to elderly, disabled persons, veterans or anyone who has an elevated health risk anywhere in Cedar County.

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El Dorado Springs R-II superintendent Mark Koca gave a run-down of the school’s closure due to the new coronavirus at the district’s regular session board meeting on Tuesday, March 17.

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How one local teacher has found professional passion on her path in special education

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•Forecast Sunshine becomes more regular, overnight temps steadily increase.

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Starting Monday, March 16, until Friday, April 3, limited in-person hearings will be conducted at the Cedar County Courthouse, in compliance with a Missouri Supreme Court Order regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. Anyone with a pending court case should check the status of their case at

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City recycling center closed until further notice

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Annual water testing is once again available from the Cedar County Health Department. Area residents seeking to have residential, impounded and/or sourced potable water tested are asked to bring samples to the locations listed below for quality and safety testing.

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Through this brief time of suggested social distancing and governor Parson’s limit on gatherings to host no more than 10 people, the Cedar County Republican staff has put the community calendar on hold. The CCR encourages individuals seeking to attend to take part in any events previously me…

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On Monday, February 10, 11 El Dorado Springs High School DECA members traveled to Missouri Southern State University in Joplin for the District 10 Career Development Conference. This was the first competition experience for the majority of the EHS DECA members.

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Patriotism flowed through Stockton High School on Tuesday, March 10, when SHS senior Jordan Albrecht signed the dotted line to enlist in the United States Army. 

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While many local baseball fans are hoping the coronavirus doesn’t cut the season short this spring, the Stockton R-1 baseball team still has its sights set on gametime. 

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An El Dorado Springs man has been sentenced in federal court for his role in a conspiracy to sell methamphetamine in exchange for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits.

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The presentation of the student of the month award goes to one girl and one boy of Stockton High School. This award is given each month during the 2019-20 school year, and it is to recognize the SHS students who have distinguished themselves through outstanding achievements in extra-curricul…

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Pictured here with coach Derald Henderson and assistant coach Charlie Carsten, Stockton High School senior Drew Wheeler reserves a career award for setting the record for most career and three-point goals at SHS. In total, Wheeler scored 1,682 career points and 276 career three-point goals.