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Posted May 21, 2015 at 9:43 am

Jacob Morrison, a fifth grader at El Dorado Christian School, competed in the third annual Cedar County Farm Bureau Agri-Bee on Friday, May 1, 2015 at the Cedar County Courthouse. Jacob won first place and was awarded a certificate, T-shirt, gold medal and a HP Stream Seven Tablet. The event was hosted by The Young Farmers and Ranchers of Cedar County and sponsored by Cedar County Farm Bureau and by Morrison, Webster and Carlton Law Firm. Pictured with Jacob is his fifth grade teacher, Mrs. Jennifer Caldwell (left) and El Dorado Christian School Principal, Mrs. Amy Castor. Jacob is the son of Mr. & Mrs. Darren and Tammy Morrison.

    3M gives volunteer match to NEVC

    3Mgives has donated $500 to Northeast Vernon County R-I in recognition the commitment to the community of Bill Alexander and David Bruce.

    Alexander and Bruce have donated over 50 hours to Northeast Vernon County R-I. As volunteers, they have served on the district’s school board over the last several years.

    “3M employees and alumni generously give their time and skills to help improve lives,” said Kimberly Price, vice-president, 3Mgives. “We are pleased to recognize their commitment to their communities.”

    As part of the 3Mgives

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    Northeast Vernon County FFA members traveled to Columbia for the 87th Annual Missouri State FFA Convention to show off their blue jackets, attend leadership activities and interact in many fun activities involving other FFA members. Members attended the several leadership workshops hosted by State FFA Officers while Corbin Goodwin and Quinton Hays served as delegates from the Northeast Vernon County FFA Chapter. Afterwards, members attended the First General Session and listened to the Richard Fordyce, the Missouri Director of Agriculture, speak about the importance of

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    FFA presents top awards

    TOP SHOP – Turner Fugate received the Top Shop award. Advisor Courtney Poirot delivered the honor. This award is given to the top student in the ag mechanics program. Turner competed on the ag mechanics team two years in a row. He also has successfully completed two large metal projects in ag construction this year.

    STAR SENIOR – Shelby Barger received this honor, sponsored by Leonard Farms,

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    The El Dorado Springs High School Choir received a State Honor 1 rating. This made it four years in a row and this time with all four judges posting a 1 rating including sight-reading and musicianship. Choir Director Ron Alumbaugh, who will retire at the end of this school year, said, “This is a combination of two groups including the show choir and concert choir kids. The combined bunch is called ‘Union Choir.’ It’s a big achievement to take the combined groups and score well in performance and in

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    EHS Choir Director Ron Alumbaugh said, “The Union Choir is a combined effort of two ensembles that seldom rehearse together with the auditioned group ‘Sound Collage’ Show Choir as the principal component. This event/achievement includes sight-reading and the evaluation from three judges on our prepared pieces. Of all the hoop jumping and plate spinning the students do in choir and show choir from community service to high dollar competition, this 1 rating is the only thing reflected on the MSHSAA web site in regard to the quality of the department

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    El Dorado Springs students sing with honor

    Hello and musical greetings from the vocal music department in El Dorado Springs, Missouri. It has been another fun and successful season in Choir.

    Many music students not otherwise committed to a club or organization marched and carried 50+ US flags in the Homecoming Parade on Friday, Oct. 3.

    Saturday, Oct. 18, was the annual El Dorado Springs Chili cook-off with activities down in the park, and the vocal music department helped make the event a local success by featuring our talented students and local performers in concert.

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    Mrs. Jennifer Caldwell’s 5th and 6th graders decided that they were going to do something different for their end-of-the-year field trip. As a class, they voted Sky Zone in Springfield. Because of the expense of the trip, the students worked together and had a two-day bake sale. With support from the entire student body, (and a little help from Mom’s and Dad’s at home), Mrs. Caldwell’s classes raised enough money to travel to Springfield and have an amazing time at Sky Zone. Not only

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    HEAD START HAS ART SHOW – El Dorado Springs Head Start had an art show on Thursday evening and invited all 38 Head Start/Early Head Start families. Then on Friday, the public was invited to the open house. . In the picture is Cydney, Kamberleigh, Braeden, Rylan, Jaxen, Alayna.

    LEARN SILENT LANGUAGE – The silence really grabbed the students’ attention when (Sharon Wood, sign language interpreter, started signing. One student said, “Can’t she talk?”

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    State FFA Convention

    CHANDLER ALLISON – accepts his proficiency award for 1st place in Ag Mechanics Repair and Maintenance.

    HESSTON STARK – accepts his proficiency award for 1st place in Beef Production Placement.

    FLORICULTURE TEAM – The 5th place Floriculture team. From left: Mckensi Marshall – 22nd, Morgan Sumner – 13th, Shelby Barger – 8th

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School Archived

    Finals Friday, May 1

    Preliminaries for the Third Annual Cedar County Farm Bureau Agri-Bee have been successfully completed.

    The contest, much like a regular spelling bee

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