Union Hall 4-H report

A Thanksgiving feast was shared by the Union Hall 4-H Club when they gathered Nov. 8, at the Land-O-Lakes Fairgrounds for their regular meeting. There was a reminder for everyone to do their enrollment online. We voted to Christmas Carol at the nursing home before our December meeting. We voted instead of a gift exchange

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Flowing Waters of Another Time

It was a November river, brightly arrayed in the reds and yellows and orange of fallen leaves set adrift on the blue-gray water before us. But downstream, there were dapplings of green along the lower end of a wide eddy, the green heads of wild mallards… lots of them. The mallards were what we were

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SHE’S GOT TWO TIGERS ON HER TAIL

SHE’S GOT TWO TIGERS ON HER TAIL – Lady Bulldog Freshman Tristyn Marshall experienced her first varsity competition in the Bulldog Girls Basketball Jamboree Monday evening when the Lady Bulldogs played the Lockwood Tigers for two quarters, then Adrian and Stockton. The Lady Bulldogs went 1 and 2 on the night. Lady Bulldog Head Coach

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SBU BOUND

SBU BOUND – High School Senior Ashley Knoll signed with Southwest Baptist University on Thursday, Nov., 9, to run cross country and track. With her at the signing were her parents, Charles and Sheryl, and her brother, Brice. Coaches Brian Goatley and Amanda Obert were also with her.

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LADY BUFFALO ALL STARS

LADY BUFFALO ALL STARS – ECHS head volleyball coach, Mrs. Kelly Bryson, had the chance to just sit, and watch her 2017 MOKAN Lady Buffalo All Stars, Jordanne, Lexi and Kiely, take the court at Center Place Restoration Academy on Monday night, Oct. 30. Coach Bryson’s players, who are freshmen, were honored to play with

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MDC reports firearms deer season opening weekend harvest totals 94,000+

Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) shows that deer hunters in Missouri harvested 94,977 deer during the opening weekend of the November portion of the fall firearms deer season Nov. 11 and 12. Of the 94,977 deer harvested, 54,027 were antlered bucks, 9,535 were button bucks, and 31,415 were does. Top harvest

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ECHS STATE VOLLEYBALL AWARDS

ECHS STATE VOLLEYBALL AWARDS –  El Dorado Christian School freshmen, Jordanne Steuck (left) and Isabelle Bryson (right), won top honors at the 2017 MCSAA (Missouri Christian School Athletic Association) State Volleyball Finals on Saturday, Oct. 28, at Memorial Hall in Joplin.  Isabelle, #11 won 2nd Team All-State and Jordanne, #23 was awarded 1st Team All-State

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MDC continues to offer CWD testing

With mandatory sampling done for the year, MDC continues to offer CWD sampling through the rest of the deer-hunting season. Hunters who harvest deer INSIDE the 41-county CWD Management Zone throughout the remaining deer hunting season can have their deer sampled for CWD testing for free at more than 55 participating taxidermists and designated MDC

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MDC THANKS HUNTERS FOR HELP WITH CWD SAMPLING

MDC THANKS HUNTERS FOR HELP WITH CWD SAMPLING – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) thanks the more than 10,000 deer hunters who participated in the Department’s mandatory CWD sampling efforts last weekend in 25 counties. Thanks to hunter participation, MDC collected 15,872 tissue samples last weekend from harvested deer for CWD testing. MDC sends

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Savvy Senior®

Finding money for long-term care Dear Savvy Senior, What resources can you refer me to for long-term care financial help? My 84-year-old mother needs assisted living or nursing home care, but we don’t have a lot of money and she doesn’t have long-term care insurance. Searching Daughter    Dear Searching, If your mother does not

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