Sen. Blunt’s staff to be in Stockton Jan. 26

Posted January 22, 2015 at 12:18 pm

Senator Roy Blunt’s staff will host a Mobile Office at the Cedar County Courthouse in Stockton on Monday. Jan. 26, from 10 to 11 a.m.

Mobile Offices are opportunities for Missourians to discuss their questions or concerns with the federal government one-on-one with members of Senator Blunt’s staff.

Senator Blunt’s Columbia Office also extends one-on-one service to all Missourians who have an issue with a federal agency or need additional assistance.

To reach the Senator’s Office of Constituent Services, please call at (573) 442-8151 or send a letter to 1001 Cherry Street, Suite 104, Columbia, MO 65201.

    Special R-II Board meeting Thursday

    The El Dorado Springs R-II School Board will meet in a special session at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22.

    Items on the agenda include:

    6 p.m. school start date hearing. Consider School Start Date more than 10 days prior to the first Monday in September for the 2015-16 School year. Public Comment. Vote to approve start date. Adjourn to open session.

    Open session: Old Business – Consider Resolution to place $9,000,000 bond issue on the ballot for the April 7 election.

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    Northeast Vernon County Homecoming 2015

    NEVC KNIGHTS HOMECOMING CANDIDATES – Two of these NEVC Knights will be crowned Friday night at the conclusion of the boys game against the Calhoun Eagles. (From left) Seniors: Cordell Maus and Haley Hays, Juniors: Jayce Vantellman and Becky Jennings, Sophomores: Colby Dighero and Susanna McCoy and Freshmen: Carson Woods and Savanah Fleener. The boys game will begin about 7:30, following the girls game which will begin at 5:30.

    NEVC CHEERLEADERS – From left: Susanna McCoy, Emilia Gilpin, Ciara Alexander, Emma Pritchett,

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    Bulldogs to play in Springfield area Jan. 24

    Bulldog Activities Director Mike Durnell provided this information about the basketball games on Saturday, July 24, in the Springfield area:

    Here is information about our girls game at the O’Reilly Center on Saturday, Jan. 24.

    Our HS boys play at Aurora that afternoon. The Freshman game starts at 2 p.m. followed by JV then Varsity.

    Would like to pass on some information regarding the Shootout this Saturday. If you would please pass this information on to your fans and opponent.

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    Ready for Puzzle Game night?

    The Nine Wonders Optimist Club has set the date for their Puzzle Game night for Saturday, Feb. 21, at the R-II School.

    Proceeds will go toward After Prom activities.

    Call Debbie Floyd at 876-9552 for more information.

    Benefit fundraiser for Debbie Smith

    A benefit fundraiser of On My Own and Skills unlimited caregiver Debbie Smith will be from 5 – 8 p.m. on Friday, Jan 23, at On My Own, 428 E. Highland Ave, Nevada.

    The event features a chili/soup dinner for $5 per person, an auction and $100 raffle. Raffle tickets are $1 each or six for $5.

    Please contact someone at On My Own (417/667-7007) to make a donation or contribute.

    Debbie was diagnosed with Metastasis Malignant Melanoma Stage 4.

    Put a song in your heart for the New Year

    The Music Jam is back at the Church of the Springs, LLC at 220 N. Main in El Dorado Springs at 7 p.m. this Friday, Jan 23.

    Admission is by donation only. The music is blue grass, country gospel and instrumental.

    If you play an instrument, if you are just beginning or you are a seasoned player or singer, it doesn’t matter. Sing, play or listen, everyone is welcome.

    Learn about ‘Beekeeping in Missouri’

    A “Beekeeping in Missouri” workshop will be held in El Dorado Springs on Saturday, Feb. 28. Preregister by Wednesday, Feb. 25.

    Honeybees are an integral part of both local and global food systems. In fact the pollination services they provide contribute to one out of every three bites of food that we eat. Recent media coverage of such honeybee related issues such as colony collapse disorder have resulted in increased public interest regarding honeybees. Many individuals and families in Southwest Missouri are interested in keeping a few hives of bees in their

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    Driver examination stations closed Monday

    The Missouri State Highway Patrol would like to remind the public that driver examination stations throughout the state will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 19. Normal operations will resume on Tuesday, Jan. 20.

    The Patrol encourages motorists and watercraft operators to protect themselves by making sure everyone in the vehicle is properly restrained in a seat belt or child restraint and everyone in the vessel is wearing an approved life jacket. Click It 4 Life and Wear It.

    Bond issue on agenda for R-2 Board special meeting Thursday

    In accordance to the Missouri Revised Statutes, Chapter 171, Section 171-031, subsection 3:

    The El Dorado Springs R-II School District will hold a Public Meeting beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, in the El Dorado Springs R-II High School Library for the purpose of determining the beginning day of the 2015-2016 school year if the beginning proposed date is to be more than 10 days prior to the first Monday in September.

    Additionally and directly following, the Board of Education will meet in Special Open Session to

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