Check your home for toxic plants

It is estimated that more than 700 plant species growing in North America can have harmful effects on humans, said University of Missouri Extension horticulturist David Trinklein. Many plant poisonings occur when curious children are attracted to colorful berries and blooms on plants within their reach. Their low body weight makes plant toxicity higher in

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Missouri Soybean Hall of Fame inducts George Washington Carver

Missouri native George Washington Carver was named the second member of the Missouri Soybean Center Hall of Fame during the third annual Soybean Symposium in April. “We can be proud that Missouri produced this great person. He was an agronomist with a mission,” said Bill Wiebold, director of the Missouri Soybean Center. In his role

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FFA Honors Students

STAR PLACEMENT – Madison Whitaker was honored for having the most hours working for someone else. STAR FARMER – Makenzie Melton was honored as the top second year Ag student. STAR AGRIBUSINESSMAN – Alex O’Banion was honored for growing his own business the most. STAR GREENHAND – Avery Schiereck received  the award as the top

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Put a healthy meal on the table the whole family will love

Simple strategies for making family meals healthy and delicious When kids are exposed to delicious meals prepared with fresh ingredients in their homes, they are more likely to make healthier choices away from home. Registered Dietitian Emily Burson and Executive Chef Brandon Neumen, founders of School Nutrition Plus (SNP), are inspiring families to cook together

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UM System reports economic impact has reached $5.4 billion

University of Missouri System officials announced the results of an economic impact study that illustrate the university’s commitment to bolster the state of Missouri. The study, completed by nationally recognized consulting firm Tripp Umbach, found that the UM System has a $5.4 billion impact on the state of Missouri. “We are dedicated to the welfare

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Memorial Day Ceremony

VFW Post 257 will conduct a Memorial Day Ceremony at the El Dorado Springs City Cemetery at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, May 28. The public and especially all veterans are encouraged to attend. If you have questions please contact Honor Guard Captain Tim Bartkoski at 876-5068.

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Upcoming blood drive

Community Blood Center of the Ozarks (CBCO) will conduct a blood drive in Stockton on Wednesday, May 30, from noon to 5 p.m. in the Lake Stockton Elks Lodge 2858, 803 Arnold Wallen Way.

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TWO MORE DOCTORS IN THE HOUSE

TWO MORE DOCTORS IN THE HOUSE – During its May 10 meeting, the El Dorado Springs R-II Board took a moment to recognize two staff members who recently got their Doctor of Education degrees – Elementary Principal Tracy Lanser and Assistant Elementary Principal Tracy Barger. They join the first doctor on the staff –  Assistant

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Wreck injures local man

Charles A. Winfiel, 83, El Dorado Springs, was transported to Cedar County Memorial Hospital by private vehicle with injuries reported as minor after he was turning westbound into a private driveway on Hwy, 54 twelve miles east of Nevada in a 1999 Ford F-150 and turned into the path of an eastbound 2012 Chrysler Town

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School Board meets

The R-II School Board had to stop its May 10 closed session to install Josh Floyd so it would have a quorum Present were Chad Whitesell, Greg Beydler, Terry Shepard and Floyd. Mark Burley and Bennie Brower were absent. During that closed session, Tara Drabant, Elementary, resigned. The board hired Bailey Fleming – HS/MS Choir,

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