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2019 Little Mr. and Miss Santa Contest

Sponsored by G.F.W.C. Generation III Eligible – Kindergarten and First Graders Only GFWC is accepting candidates for this years contest. If your child would like to participate please submit 2 (same photo) wallet or 4×6 photos with their name, grade, parents, address, and contact number on the reverse side of the photo. Photos may not

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Food preservation class offered

University of Missouri Extension will offer a class on Making Jams and Jellies safely for Holiday Gifts at the Centennial Building at 1488 Ashland, Nevada, on Nov. 12.  The session will be from 4 pm to 6 pm. This class will be taught by Sara Bridgewater, MU Extension Nutrition and Health Specialist.  “We actually start

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New winter hours at Dickerson Park Zoo

Winter brings colder temperatures and new hours to Dickerson Park Zoo, but the zoo is open year-round, only closing for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day (and if the paths are covered with ice or snow.) That’s 362 fabZOOlous days to get outside with your friends and family. Nov. 1, DPZ moves to NEW winter

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Winter cattle feeding and health management workshop near Nevada

“Now is a good time to discuss and make improvements to your winter cattle feeding and health program,” says Patrick Davis MU Extension Regional Livestock Field Specialist.  “Proper management in both of these areas should lead to optimum cattle performance and operation efficiency during the winter feeding period.” MU Extension and Boehringer Ingelheim are cooperating

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Betty Friar turns 90 years young

Over the last 90 years, Betty Jean Bybee-Friar has raised a large and loving family and made many dear friends. Now it’s time to celebrate. In honor of her 90th birthday, Betty’s family will hosting a celebration at the home of Jerry and Rhonda Friar. Join the fun at 110 W. Martin, El Dorado Springs

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HELP JIM LOVEWELL CELEBRATE 80TH

HELP JIM LOVEWELL CELEBRATE 80TH – Please come and help Jim Lovewell celebrate his 80th birthday on Saturday, Nov. 9. An open house will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Circle S Feed Store, 106 West Hainline, El Dorado Springs. No gifts please, seeing old friends and relatives is all the gifts

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Trick-or-treat at Community Springs

Trick-or-treaters are invited to visit Community Springs Healthcare Facility (CSHCF), a Citizens Memorial Health Care Foundation (CMH) long-term care facility, Wednesday, Oct. 31, from 5 – 7 p.m. Residents will hand out candy as a safer alternative to door-to-door trick-or-treating. Community Springs is located at 400 E. Hospital Rd., El Dorado Springs. Call CSHCF at

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Halloween Square Dance Friday night

On Friday Nov. 1, Mo-Kan Squares will hold their Halloween dance (costumes optional) with Rod Krehbiel (from Kansas) calling. This will be held from 7:30 to 10 p.m. in the Home Ec Building at the Vernon County Fairgrounds, Nevada. Admission is $5 per adult dancer. All area dancers and interested persons are welcome. For more

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Apply now for Christmas Baskets

El Dorado Springs Christmas Basket applications are now available at the Cedar County Health Department at the Medical Mall and at the Department of Social Services in Stockton as well as from the local school counselors and local ministers.  Applications must be completed and returned to the Health Department or mailed to DDS, PO Box

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Escapes from the Landscape

Invasive Plants — Escapes from the Landscape Tuesday, Oct. 29, 6 p.m. Vernon County Fairgrounds Nevada. Several common landscaping plants, such as Bradford pears, are becoming invasive in the countryside. Learn which landscaping plants can be a problem, how to control them and what non-invasive native plants can be put in their place. Speaker is

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