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Harry Powers cousin

FAMILY CONNECTION – Juda Wosoba and her husband, Fred, were at the Vietnam Wall Saturday to honor her cousin, Harry Lee Powers, who was KIA Nov. 21, 1966. A machine gunner on a tank, he was awarded the Bronze Star (post humously) for exceptional valor. Harry Lee had lots of cousins – Juda and Charles

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Price Family Reunion

48 YEARS IN THE MAKING – On Saturday, May 13, 2017, the family of Derrill Price Jr. gathered to the Vietnam Wall to pay tribute to their husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. They found his name listed on Wall Panel 24W Line 98. Derrill III said that a friend had brought him a rubbing from

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Springfield man drowns in Lake Stockton

Nathan S. Buckhanan, 20, Springfield, drowned about 6:45 p.m. Sunday, May 14, while swimming in Stockton Lake in Masters Cove. According to the report by Trooper M. R. Young, the victim left the designated swim area, swam to a buoy, started struggling and went under the water. Cedar County Coroner Nora Powell pronounced the subject

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Nevada woman sentenced for taking ‘food stamps’ for meth, cash

Tom Larson, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Nevada woman was sentenced in federal court May 16 for her role in a conspiracy to exchange “food stamps” for methamphetamine or cash. Julie M. Drake, 48, of Nevada, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to nine

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Wall that heals coming to Stockton

A 3/5 traveling replica of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D. C. is scheduled to arrive at the Stockton football field at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 10, and stay until 3 p.m. Sunday, May 14. Set up will begin at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday. Thursday, Friday and Saturday the wall will be open free for

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Way back when

70 YEARS OF SERVICE – As of March 15, 2017, Cornelius G. (Glenn) Tuder has been a member of the E Dorado Springs American Legion, Koca-Reeder-Giddens Post 233, for 70 years. He was honored for is membership and service by the National Commander Charles E. Schmidt and National Adjutant Daniel S. Wheeler.   Tudor said,

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ElDo American Legion Auxiliary faces cancellation

Members of American Legion Auxiliary, Koca-Reeder-Giddens Post #233, El Dorado Springs, received a letter from District 6 President Shirlee Schroder informing them that she recommends that the charter for El Dorado Springs, Unit #233 be cancelled for the following reasons: A unit is required by Department Constitution to have ten paid  senior members to be

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Fun-filled Saturday on the horizon

Another fun-filled Saturday is planned in downtown El Dorado Springs. Saturday, May 13, begins with a Pancake Feed at 7:30 a.m. in the Wayside Inn Museum. This has been a tradition for several years to coincide with the Car Show which begins with registration at 8:30 a.m. If you miss breakfast, there will food available

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Missouri’s Agriculture Key to National Security

Folks in my state know that Missouri’s farms and ranches are the backbone of Missouri’s economy—pumping tens of billions of dollars into our economy and providing job opportunities to hundreds of thousands of Missourians. But not everyone is aware of how vital protecting our agriculture industry is to America’s national security. As a leader of

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Council considers surplus auction for firearms

During the El Dorado Springs City Council meeting, Monday, May 1, City Manager Bruce Rogers told the council that the Police Department has over 100 firearms that can be sold. He said that the weapons were either donated, found property or seized property and all of them that needed judicial authorization have been cleared by

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