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Dr. Michael Frier honored as MOA Optometrist of the Year

Posted October 30, 2014 at 12:57 pm

A former Missouri Optometric Association Optometrist of the Year honoree, Dr. Terry Swinger, was pleased to present the 2014 MOA Optometrist of the Year award to Dr. Michael Frier. He was presented the award during the MOA Award luncheon on Friday, Oct. 3, held at the University Plaza Hotel and Convention Center in Springfield. The award was presented during the MOA’s Annual Conference.

In order to qualify for the award, a candidate must demonstrate a mode of practice that shows concern and involvement within the association and the profession of optometry along with making significant contributions to the welfare of the public.

Notable service to the public includes mission trips to Mexico to help improve the ocular health and vision of others. Dr. Frier is involved

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    Help from above

    Posted October 30, 2014 at 12:56 pm

    MAN PINNED UNDER TRACTOR – A Med Flight helicopter was not the only help from above that James Holder received when his WD

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    School board opposes Amendment 3

    Posted October 30, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    At the October meeting of the El Dorado Springs R-II School Board, rhe board passed a resolution that reads:

    Whereas, Amendment 3 on the November ballot is a state mandate that shifts local control for education decisions away from parents, teachers, administrators

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    Four peat as District Champions

    Posted October 30, 2014 at 12:52 pm

    VOLLEYDOGS CHAMPIONS OF CLASS 2, DISTRICT 12 – For the 4th year in a row, the El Dorado Springs Volleydogs are the proud champions of the Missouri State High

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    Gaither to start duties early

    Posted October 30, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    Cedar County prosecutor-elect Ty Gaither will assume duties as assistant prosecutor on Nov. 1, 2014. Gaither was appointed by Circuit Judge J.R. Bickel to fill in for sitting prosecutor Rick Pohlsander who will be gone past the first of the year due to his military obligation.

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    What’s going on Halloween?

    Posted October 30, 2014 at 12:48 pm

    Be ready, be very, very ready

    Several local events are scheduled for this Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 30, 31 and Nov l. Along with traditional house-to- house Trick or Treating, community organizations have planned additional events to keep the scaryment going.

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    Cheerleaders rock

    Posted October 30, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    CHEERLEADERS WIN 4TH AT STATE – The EHS Varsity Cheerleaders have made El Dorado Springs History. The cheer team competed at the MCCA Cheerleading State Competition on Oct. 4, 2014,

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    Eat at American Legion Nov 8

    Posted October 30, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    American Legion Post #233 will hold a breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 8.

    They will serve biscuits and gravy or pancakes with sausage for $5.

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    Posted July 11, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    20’s ERA APARTMENTS BITE THE DUST – The South Main Apartments at 421 South Main kept their long overdue appointment with a track hoe on Tuesday, July 8. By 2

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    Take a ghostly POPS tour

    Posted November 1, 2014 at 5:50 am

     The POPS museum will host a candlelight tour of the museum on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 24 and 25, from 7-9 p.m. View the rooms in subdued lighting as you listen to ghost stories based on events from our community and the surrounding area. Enjoy cookies

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    And the winner is…

    Posted November 1, 2014 at 5:50 am

    THIRD WIN BUT FIRST FIRST FOR DERELICTS – The Derelicts chili-cooking team took first place as the judges top pick at

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    New interchange open at Osceola

    Posted November 1, 2014 at 5:50 am

    MoDOT was scheduled to open the new Hwy. 13/82 interchange highways at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7.

    Construction began in January to replace the at-grade intersection with a new interchange over Hwy. 13.

    The $7 million project includes

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    Nevada woman pleads guilty for failure to pay taxes

    Posted November 1, 2014 at 5:50 am

    Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that the owner of a Nevada business pleaded guilty in federal court to failing to pay over more than $357,000 in federal taxes.

    Dana L. Thompson Cavener, 51, of Nevada,

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    CCMH and Cedar County Ambulances ready

    Posted November 1, 2014 at 5:50 am

    The Sun contacted Cedar County Memorial Hospital and the Cedar County Ambulance District to ask about their preparations to handle patients with ebola and enterovirus – the disease that has sickened numerous small children and killed some of them.

    Dixie Flynn, director

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    The fall color show

    Posted November 1, 2014 at 5:50 am

    by Marilyn Odneal,

    Horticulture Adviser

    The recent rains may have put a damper on the developing fall color in south central Missouri. But we still hope to see a lovely show before the leaves fall and winter

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    Hall of Fame winner

    Posted November 1, 2014 at 5:50 am

    CHAMBER HALL OF FAME/LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD – JACK TOUGH. Jack’s award was accepted by his children, Tevi Tough and Jackson Tough. Jack was recognized

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    POPS Holiday Tea Nov. 13

    Posted November 1, 2014 at 5:50 am

    It is time to mark your calendars and purchase tickets for the annual POPS museum holiday tea. The tea will be Thursday, Nov. 13. Appetizers will begin at 5:30 and the full course meal at 6. Tickets are $25.

    Come join us

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    Bulldogs power past Eagles for district win

    Posted October 30, 2014 at 10:49 am

    The El Dorado Springs Bulldogs improve to 6-4 on the year after defeating the Summit Christian Academy 50-26 in the first round of District play.

    Summit Christian opened the game by managing to field an onside kick by the Bulldogs. Nine plays

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    VolleyDogs are district champs

    Posted October 30, 2014 at 10:45 am

    The El Dorado Springs VolleyDogs won the Class 2 District 12 championship Tuesday evening, Oct. 21, in Lamar in two games over College Heights 25-17 and 25-21.

    They played the District 10 champs Saturday, Oct. 25, in Mt. View It will be

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    Cheerleader Senior Night

    Posted October 30, 2014 at 10:42 am

    McKensi Marshall, daughter of Lindell and Kris Marshall

    Jacie Moles, daughter of Lori Moles

    Kylena Goodwin, daughter of Janelle

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    VolleyDogs fall to Strafford in sectional match

    Posted October 30, 2014 at 10:35 am

    “We played hard, but fell short to a very talented Strafford team,” VolleyDog head coach Ashley Rogers reported about the sectional match her team played Saturday, Oct. 25, in Mt. View.

    She said, “We couldn’t seem to put the ball down and

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    Football Senior Night

    Posted October 23, 2014 at 2:39 pm

    TANNER BARGER’S PARENTS – David and Tracy Barger with the 2014 Bulldog Football Seniors (from left) Logan Perrodin (24), Justice Hall (55), Kason Schwalm (9) and Colten Hedrick (52.

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    Senior Night Volleyball

    Posted October 23, 2014 at 2:27 pm

    Rachel Bush, daughter of Mitch and Tonya Bush, said her favorite EHS memory is her basketball team being the Missouri Class 3 state champs. She plans to go to college and study education. She has played volleyball three years.

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    Adrian rallies late to top Buldogs 39-36

    Posted October 23, 2014 at 2:12 pm

    Late scores in the last three minutes put the Blackhawks ahead in the final regular season game of 2014.

    In the game Friday night, Oct. 17, with the Adrian Blackhawks, El Dorado Springs won the opening coin toss and elected to receive the ball. Adrian’s kickoff went out of bounds giving

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    Posted October 23, 2014 at 2:09 pm

    After a set from Kinli Simmons (2), Megan Chism spikes the ball as teammates Rachel Bush (12) and Olivia Hallford (24) get ready for whatever comes next. Photo by Alissa Steward.

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    JV vs Adrian

    Posted October 23, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    JV FIGHTS ADRIAN – During the JV game last Tuesday, Kinlee Ihde received the serve and passed the ball. Amy Ford (No.41) and Kiley Studer looked on ready to assist.

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    Strafford Indians get past Bulldogs 21-8

    Posted October 16, 2014 at 12:31 pm

    The Strafford Indians remained undefeated on Friday night by edging past the El Dorado Springs Bulldogs 21-8.

    The Indians began the game by kicking the ball off to the Bulldogs, where Lance Molz returned the ball 49 yards to the Strafford 46-yard line. Despite a 7-yard gain by Kason Schwalm on

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    Ebola concerns may be insufficient

    Posted October 30, 2014 at 11:22 am

    Good Day,

    The Department of Homeland Security announced a set of travel restrictions on travelers coming from Ebola-stricken countries, with the requirement that all

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    Job satisfaction does impact ‘Happiness in Life’

    Posted October 30, 2014 at 10:03 am

    Job satisfaction research in the United States has found the most satisfying jobs are professions involving care for others, teaching, protecting others and creative pursuits.

    “One’s general happiness in life increases by 29 percent when the person is also very happy with

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    Savvy Senior®

    Posted October 30, 2014 at 9:19 am

    Dear Savvy Senior,

    I’m interested in getting a walk-in bathtub for my wife that’s easy for her to get into and out of, but could use some assistance. Can you offer any consumer tips?

    Need Help

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    Four simple home remedies for joint pain

    Posted October 30, 2014 at 9:17 am

    Soreness, stiffness, tenderness – joint pain can have a direct impact on quality of life. Fortunately, there are a number of proactive steps that incorporate all-natural solutions to help improve joint health and

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    The good, the bad and the ugly

    Posted October 23, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    of starting a new business

    Starting a business can be an exciting time but it is also filled with potential risks and pitfalls according to Chrystal Irons, business development specialist, University of Missouri Extension.

    “Your job as a potential

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    Could church involvement improve kids grades?

    Posted October 23, 2014 at 3:09 pm

    By: Rusty Wright

    Could church participation improve children’s grades in school? Recent studies suggest it might play a part.

    Glenn Elder, Jr., of the University of North Carolina and Mark Regnerus of Calvin College have shown that in

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    Timing is everything

    Posted October 23, 2014 at 3:07 pm

    by Rebecca French Smith

    Every good home canner knows timing is important at several stages in preserving food. There are set cook times, water bath times and pressure cooking times that must be adhered to if you hope to be eating that

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    Lack of sleep can affect work, school

    Posted October 23, 2014 at 1:51 pm

    Sleep deprivation is common among both children and adults according to Renette Wardlow, a human development specialist with University of Missouri Extension.

    “Recent studies by the U.S. Department of Labor indicate that the vast majority of Americans are not getting enough sleep

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    Savvy Senior®

    Posted October 23, 2014 at 1:39 pm

    Dear Savvy Senior,

    What resources can you recommend for researching hospitals? I need to get a knee replacement next year, and want to find a good, safe hospital to have it done in.

    Shopping Around

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