Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word trainings to be held in El Dorado Springs

Posted September 24, 2015 at 10:52 am

The University of Missouri Extension Center in Cedar County will provide both Microsoft Excel and Word training this fall at the at El Dorado Springs Youth Center. The classes are open and available to all area residents.

Excel Training

The Excel training will focus on the skills needed to use the basic features of Excel like creating spreadsheets, creating formulas and functions and even creating charts.

Excel training begins at 7 p.m., Oct. 22 at El Dorado Springs Youth Center, 508 North Main St, El Dorado Springs. The teacher for the training is Leslie Carrol Bartlett, a retired University of Missouri Extension technology specialist.

Word Training

Training in Microsoft Word begins at 7 p.m. Oct. 15 at the El Dorado Springs Youth Center, 508 North Main

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    Country show Oct. 1 at Opera House

    Down home country music show on Thursday, Oct. 1, at Opera House Theatre. Full details in next week's paper.

    Show time: 7 p.m. Cost: $10. Performances by Ginelle Esry, Paula Newman, Emily Shinn, Rusty Carver and Brian “Doc” Collins.

    POW/MIA to conduct ceremony

    VFW Post 257 will conduct a POW/MIA ceremony at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 5 at the VFW Postlocated at 1st and Pine.

    The public is invited to attend.

    Dodge Ball Tournament fundraiser

    This fall LWR will be hosting a Dodge Ball Tournament as their fall fundraiser. The tournament will be held on Saturday, Oct. 17, starting at 8:30 a.m. It will be held at the Osceola Assembly of God church gymnasium. Cost to enter a team is $125. Prizes will be awarded to the 1st place team and the team with the most creative uniform.

    For more information, contact Joyce Brown, 417.646.2694 or email

    Scottish Rite to meet

    The Fort Scott Scottish Rite Stated Dinner/Meeting at the Pittsburg Masonic Lodge, 3105 North Joplin Street, Pittsburg, KS, will be Thursday, Oct. 1.

    This dinner will honor the 25 and 50 Year Members for their years of commitment and dedication to the Scottish Rite.

    All members and their ladies are requested to attend to show appreciation for these members’ service to this great fraternity.

    Social Hour begins at 5:30 p.m. with a cash bar. Dinner will be at 6 p.m. (note time change) and

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    During this year’s Black Walnut Festival, the Cedar County Historical Society will sell tickets on this “Floral Medley” queen-sized quilt made by member Shirley Hedges. It will be on display throughout the festival at the Society’s booth in the Stockton city park. Tickets are $1 each or six tickets for $5. The winning ticket will be drawn Saturday evening, Sept. 26, at approximately 8 p.m. You need not be present to win

    The Society’s Museum at 106 West Davis will be open to

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    Blood drive Thursday, Sept. 17

    The Community Blood Center of the Ozarks will collect blood from 1:30 – 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, in the Church of Christ Fellowship Hall, 302 Hospital Road.

    Photo ID required.

    Drink plenty of fluid prior to donating blood.

    Still time to schedule field trips

    Schools and churches are encouraged to call LWR and set up a field trip, day camp, or overnight event at the camp. The money raised through these scheduled trips help to offset the cost of the free outreach events held by LWR. Donations are welcome to help with camp expenses and can be sent to Living Waters Ranch, 4520 SE 450 Rd, Osceola, 64776. All donations are tax deductible and greatly appreciated.

    If you have questions, please feel free to contact Joyce Brown by email or phone:

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    October Adult Special Needs Day Camp

    The next day camp for adults with special needs and their caregivers will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 13. It will be held at the Osceola Assembly of God Church and consist of a Fried Chicken pot luck luncheon. Fried chicken, mashed potatoes, drinks and table service will be provided by LWR. Attendees are asked to bring a vegetable, salad, or dessert to go with the meal. Campers will be decorating pumpkins to take home with them.

    An RSVP is required to ensure enough food and pumpkins are available. You can either

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    Two farm tours coming

    Reminder of two upcoming meetings that MU Extension will put on Cedar and Dade county. They are as follows

    Alfalfa in the Ozarks Tour, 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, at Whitesell Land and Cattle in Lockwood.

    Pasture Management Workshop and Tour 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 28, at Raymond and Russell Neill Farm near Bearcreek. Rain date is Sept. 29 at the same time.

    For more information, contact Patrick Davis – MU Extension Regional Livestock Specialist and Cedar County Program Director. Phone: 417/276–3313.