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FOOD POISONING Q: Every year when I go to my mother-in-law’s house for Thanksgiving, I get sick. I think she is poisoning me. A: I don’t know if she is doing it on purpose, but you can get food poisoning from holiday dinners, sometimes, if the cook is not careful enough. Usually, several dishes are

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SCOUTS HONOR VETERANS

SCOUTS HONOR VETERANS – On Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, Scout Troop 230 met at the El Dorado Springs cemetery to place 150 flags on veterans graves and to pay their respect for our veterans. As the boys placed flags they were able to read the headstone and see what branch and war they fought in.

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School Board approves $5 million construction contract

At its regular meeting on Thursday, Nov. 9, the El Dorado Springs School Board approved the construction contract with Branco for $5,024,000. Board Members present were Chad Whitesell, Benny Brower, Mark Burley, Terry Shepherd, Greg Beydler and Darrell Eason presiding. Member Josh Floyd was absent. Cassie Sanders of Kaysinger Basic Regional Planning Commission addressed the

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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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Cedar County residents visit Vandalia

Citizens of Cedar County have been among the 518 visitors to Agape House of Vandalia (northeastern Missouri) in the past year. The Agape House has been open since October 2004, and since that time has hosted over 8,000 guests. The facility provides overnight accommodations to visitors to the state women’s correctional center in Vandalia (WERDCC)

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Iris Belles Garden Club meets

The Iris Belles Garden Club met for the monthly meeting at First Baptist Church, El Dorado Springs. Dorothy Foster, president, opened the meeting and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited. The “Club Collect”, just a few words neatly printed in the front of the member handbook is read / recited at each meeting. It says,

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Helpful hints on cooking turkey

The first question: to stuff or not to stuff. “We don’t recommend stuffing the turkey,” said Tammy Roberts. It’s safer to cook the stuffing outside the turkey in a casserole dish. That’s because it takes stuffing a long time to reach a safe internal temperature when cooked inside the cavity of the bird. Roberts says

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Gardening Charlotte

Getting Christmas Cactus to Bloom “The Christmas cactus from my grandmother is getting ready to bloom, what did I do wrong? – Martha Hi Martha, I have a “Christmas” cactus blooming right now, I’m embracing the blooms and calling it my Thanksgiving cactus. The answer is a combination of the kind of Schlumbergera plant you

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Community Springs wins in Golden Age Games

Residents of Community Springs Healthcare Facility (CSHCF) participated in the 22nd annual Golden Age Games in Bolivar on Friday, Oct. 13, in the Meyer Wellness Center on the campus of Southwest Baptist University, Bolivar. The Golden Age Games gives seniors living in long-term care facilities had a chance to participate in fun activities and socialize

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TOPS Potato Bake March 15

TOPS Chapter 9319 El Dorado Springs met in the Church Of Christ Meeting Room on Thursday, Nov. 9. Leader Sheryl Walker opened the meeting and Kay S. led us in singing “TOPS Pals Go Marching Along.” Twenty-four weighed in today and the chapter had a 22 lbs. net loss. Sheryl Ann was the week’s best

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