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Stockton City Hall's First Quarter 2020 Art Gallery is ready for visitors. On display are oil paintings, photography, baskets and jewelry by local artists. Featured is Larry Johnson, a self-taught oil painter from Wheatland. Johnson’s paintings capture beautiful landscapes with titles like “…

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Citizens Memorial Hospital Orthopedic and Spine Center now offers orthopedic appointments at CMH El Dorado Springs Medical Center and Walk-In Clinic, 322 E. Hospital Rd., El Dorado Springs.

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After an exhaustive search and interview process, Cedar County has a new economic developer.
Many of you will recognize the name of Nick Allison, son of Davin Allison and Amy Hedrick. Nick is an El Dorado Springs native who graduated from El Dorado Springs R-II schools in 2013 and went on to…

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The filing period for candidates wishing to run for various local offices in Cedar County is now closed.

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An El Dorado Springs man suffered minor injuries after a single-vehicle accident occurring at 4:22 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10, on Route B five miles east of Sheldon in Vernon County.

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As Cedar County put the first week of the year in the books, the Stockton Area Chamber of Commerce met at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Jan 8, to push into 2020 with professional momentum.

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The Cedar County Republican Party Central Committee will meet at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, in Room 5 of the Cedar County Courthouse. The purpose of this meeting is for the preparation of the upcoming 2020 election cycle. The public is welcome to attend.

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Cedar County currently has 56 registered sex offenders. Anyone can go to the Missouri State Highway Patrol website for information regarding these offenders by visiting http://www.mshp.dps.mo.gov, selecting sex offender registry and clicking on Cedar County in the search box. The information…

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With less than a week to go in the filing period, the ballot for the municipal elections of Tuesday, April 7, is starting to come into focus.

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The El Dorado Springs R-II board of education spent the lion’s share of its half-hour open session Thursday, Jan. 9, reviewing and approving the district’s annual independent audit for the school/fiscal year ending June 30, 2019. All seven members — president Darrell Eason, vice-president Jo…

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Tornado strikes Fair Play, leaves devastation in its wake

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The Missouri State Highway Patrol reminds the public that driver examination stations throughout the state will be closed on Monday, Jan. 20, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. Normal operations will resume Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020.

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During the holiday and year end activities, Cedar County Memorial Hospital took time to recognize longstanding employees for years of dedicated service and gifted commemorative awards to those who have achieved at least a half-decade of service to the multi-faceted medical service entity.   

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A couple of failed tests of the El Dorado Springs water system has led to a review by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, city manager Bruce Rogers told the city council at its Monday, Dec. 23, meeting.

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A majority students, teachers and parents in the Stockton R-I school district seem to believe the four-day school week, now in its sixth year of implementation, has been a net positive in terms of overall educational results.

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In starting the new year off, a locally-familiar face will have a new role with the community’s longest-standing publication.

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El Dorado Springs native Chandler Collins, 20, currently faces multiple charges stemming from alleged devious and non-consensual sexual activity with a minor.

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Stockton Community Foundation received $50,000 from Steve Wrenn and Sandra Weidt in honor of their parents, Tom and Leone Wrenn. Through their generosity, funds will be available to grant recipients and will be returned to the community.

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Stockton residents needing an extra Yule log for Christmas Eve had the chance to get one for free thanks to young Caleb Hayward.

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With a new year comes the search once again for the first baby of 2020 in Cedar County. The Republican and several area sponsors will reward the lucky new child and his or her family with some nice gifts.

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Most government offices will be closed for New Year’s Day, while area schools remain closed longer. Some offices also will close early on New Year’s Eve. Check with each office for further information.

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Christmas lights at Agapé Ranch and Boarding School in Stockton are a growing traditional favorite for those who look forward to trekking about the county in search of colorful Christmas illuminated displays.

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In the spirit of giving and before students break for the Christmas and New Year holidays, Stockton Family Medical Center decided to focus on a community effort rather than the obligatory office gifts usually exchanged amongst co-workers.

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Recently in the “Letter to the Editor” section of the Cedar County Republican I read a delightful letter by a self-described “newbie” to Stockton. In it, Patricia Allwood Hindman extolled the virtues of our city, describing scenes of wildlife, lake life and the pleasures of doing business an…

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Nadine Cooper celebrated her impending retirement as Stockton postmaster with fellow postal workers during a small ceremony Friday, Dec. 20, at the Stockton post office. Her final day on the job after a 34-year career will be Wednesday, Dec. 31.

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According to a statement from the Cedar County Sheriff’s Office, a recent investigation has resulted in the arrest of Amy R. Totsch of Stockton. After reviewing evidence and probable cause statements, Totsch has been charged with two counts of felony possession of a controlled substance.
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