Skyline Tigers claw Bulldogs 65-55

by Head Coach Joel Braden The Skyline Tigers boys’ basketball team visited El Dorado Tuesday, Jan. 2, and left with a 65-55 victory. Both teams got off to a fast start and the Bulldogs led after the first quarter 20-17. The scoring slowed down in the second quarter and the lead changed hands with the

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Coming in 2018

Many of you who have read my columns for awhile know that I own a fifty acre tract out in the wilds in the Southeast corner of St. Clair County near Humansville, Missouri, which we call the Panther Creek Youth retreat. I have set it up as a place where smaller churches can bring groups

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Preregister by Feb. 9

Workshop to explain Missouri’s complex fence laws Feb. 13 A program to discuss Missouri’s Complicated Fence Law will be held on Tuesday evening, Feb. 13, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. The meeting is being put on by the Cedar County MU Extension Center and Council and will be at the Cedar County Library located at

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USDA ag census forms due Feb. 5

Forms for the 2017 U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Census of Agriculture are due Feb. 5. University of Missouri Extension economists urge farmers to complete the census. It can be returned by mail or securely submitted online at agcensus.usda.gov. MU Extension economist Ryan Milhollin says federal, state and local governments as well as agribusinesses, researchers, trade

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TOPS starts new year

TOPS MO # 9319 El Dorado Springs (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) met in the Church of Christ meeting room on Thursday, Jan. 4. Leader, Sheryl Walker opened the meeting and Kay led us in singing “New Year’s Song.” Marilyn led us in some stretching exercises she then demonstrated how to do the “plank” and did

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MDC issues forest health alert for Emerald Ash Borer

Forest health professionals with the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) advise Missourians to watch for damage from an invasive tree pest in winter months. The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is a small, metallic green beetle native to Asia that attacks and kills ash trees. EAB attacks all species of ash trees, and kills nearly every

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Hunters harvest 10,025 deer during alternative-methods portion

Top harvest counties: Howell with 249 deer harvested, Franklin with 215, and Oregon with 214. Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) shows that deer hunters in Missouri harvested 10,025 deer during the alternative-methods portion of the fall firearms deer season, which ran Dec. 23 – Jan. 2. Of the total harvest, 2,827

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Ladys celebrate 61st

Leo and Mary Lady celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary with family on Dec. 22, 2017, at Golden Corral in Springfield.

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Gardening Charlotte

January Gardening Chores You bet there are gardening chores in January, it’s the one month when a gardener can sit back and do some of the most important work: dreaming and planning. Most of mid-Missouri is in USDA zone 5b which means the last frost is in May and the first frost around Halloween, although

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