Shopko and The Salvation Army kick-off annual ‘Tools for School’ campaign

Posted July 23, 2015 at 12:00 pm

Shopko announces that it is partnering with The Salvation Army to launch its annual “Tools for School” campaign. The two organizations have worked together on the “Tools for School” program since 2005. This year, from July 12 through Aug. 7, customers can help local students in need by dropping donated school supplies in collection bins that will be located in over 300 Shopko and Shopko Hometown stores.

“Shopko is proud to partner with The Salvation Army once again on the ‘Tools for School’ program,” said Peter McMahon, Shopko CEO. “Through the Shopko Foundation, we support projects that help students succeed in school and become self-sufficient adults. It’s fundamental to their education that students have the supplies that they need to be ready to learn each day and that’s why the ‘Tools for School’ project is so important.”


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    Live show in Stockton

    Live music show featuring Eddy Asher and The Klasics at 7:30 Saturday, Aug. 8, in the Stockton Community building one block north of the square in Stockton. Special guests will be Janice Chism, Jeanie Bryant, Mike McGee and Joe Mitchell. Admission is $10. Everyone welcome.

    Five Loaves seminar July 30

    Five Loaves, a free life skills seminar hosted by the Dederick Christian Church, will begin at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 30. This will be an evening to share information and to learn, while having fun, food and fellowship.

    Five Loaves is for you if you have ever wanted to learn how to cook, learn about healthy eating or enjoy knowing good tips for saving money and shopping smart.The July 30 meeting will feature recipes and information with a “cool summer refreshment” theme.

    Please call 417/876-5730 to RSVP to

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    Alfalfa workshops Aug. 6 and 11

    Alfalfa 101: Establishing a Stand, Starting Production, Harvesting, Feeding and Economincs will be offered at two locations. The first one is Thursday, Aug. 6, in Buffalo at O‘Bannon Bank, 1347 S. Ash Street. The second is Tuesday, Aug. 11, in Stockton at the Stockton High School Ag Classroom, 1 Tiger Drive.

    Both workshops are from 4 to 8:30 p.m. They will be taught by Pat Miller, University of Missouri Extension Agronomy Specialist; Wesley Tucker, University of Missouri Extension Ag Business Specialist and either Patrick Davis or Andy McCorkill, University of Missouri Extension

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    Roscoe to host free meal and movie

    Join us for a free family-oriented movie, a free meal and the opportunity to make new friends and acquaintances. Roscoe Christian Church will begin offering a once-a-month free movie night beginning Friday, July 31, in the church basement. The event is open to residents of the Roscoe community.

    The movie will air at 6:30 p.m. The event will begin with two segments of the popular cable TV series entitled, Longmire being aired. In the series, Walt Longmire, portrayed by actor Robert Taylor, is the charismatic, dedicated and unflappable sheriff of Absaroka County,

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    Free Youth Golf Clinic in ElDo

    There will be a free youth golf clinic at Gene Pray Memorial Golf Course in El Dorado Springs.

    Dates will be Tuesday July 28; Thursday, July 30; Tuesday, Aug. 4 and Thursday, Aug. 6.

    The clinic will be from 4 – 5 p.m. each of those days.

    Any young person from the ages of 5-15 is welcome.

    For more information, call the course at 876-2551 or Dick Gardner at 296-0038.

    Annual Adult/Youth tournament July 25

    Gene Pray Golf Course in El Dorado Springs will host its annual adult- youth golf tournament beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday July 25.

    This is nine-hole scamble with teams consisting of one adult and one youth age 2-17. There are three age groups and entry is $10.

    All participants will receive a trophy and refreshments.

    Call Dick Gardner at 417-876/2551 or 417/296-0038 for information and to register.

    MO Dept. of Conservation and partners offer mentored dove hunts for first-time hunters

    Registration is required by Aug. 24.

    The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is partnering with the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF), Quail Forever (QF), Pheasants Forever, Friends of the NRA, U.S. Forest Service, and landowners to provide mentored hunts for first-time dove hunters all across Missouri.

    Mentored hunts will be offered on the opening day of dove season Sept. 1, with additional dates pending. No equipment is necessary, but participants 11 to 15 years old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Registration is required by Aug.

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    Master Naturalist training planned for Springfield

    Attendance at July orientation required for enrollment in September class.

    Protecting Missouri’s natural resources is an ongoing and challenging task. The challenge is made easier when private citizen groups – as well as state agencies – can provide education, outreach information, and services. That’s the idea behind Missouri’s Master Naturalist Program.

    Individuals interested in learning more about this program can register for an upcoming training class that will be held Sept. 10 through Oct. 22 at the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) Southwest Regional Office in Springfield at

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    Eat breakfast in Fair Haven

    The Fair Haven Park Board will host an all you care to eat (AYCTE) breakfast smorgasbord from 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday, July 25.

    The menu will include pancakes, sausage, biscuits, sausage gravy, scrambled eggs, coffee or tea.

    Adult donation – $5, children 4-10 – $3, children under 4 eat free.

    All donations will be used for the upkeep of Fair Haven Park which is located eight miles northeast of Walker on Hwy. C. Or go about a mile west of Harwood on Hwy.

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