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Posted March 26, 2015 at 10:22 am

CHRISTIAN SCHOOL PATRIOT’S PEN WINNERS – (from left) Jordanne Steuck – 1st place, Jarid Keightley – 2nd place and Brayden Housh – 3rd place.

RII PATRIOT’S PEN WINNERS – (from Left) Hunter Jacobs – 1st place, Diana Nolan – 2nd place and Kaleb Raff – 3rd place,

R-II VOICE OF DEMOCRACY WINNERS – (from left) John King – 1st place, Sydney Robertson – 2nd place and Paige Esry – 3rd place.

CHRISTIAN SCHOOL VOICE OF DEMOCRACY WINNERS – (from left) Chaney Housh – 1st place, Drew

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    Five members of the El Dorado Springs DECA Chapter attended the DECA State Career Development Conference in Lake of the Ozarks on March 15-17. Those attending were (from left) Morgan Toliver, Ashten Alexander, Jacie Moles, Rachel Cross and Landon Mays. During the conference the students had the opportunity to compete in Business and Marketing events, attend opening session with keynote speaker Ryan Moran, and network with other DECA members from around the state of Missouri.

    Landon Mays will represent El Dorado Springs

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    EHS Music students compete at district

    These El Dorado Springs Music students finished in the medals at the district level music festival held in Stockton on Tuesday, March 3. Those receiving a I rating will advance to the solo/small ensemble contest at Mizzou in Columbia.

    Those receiving a I rating were: (accompanist) Ben Vickers – vocal solo (Ron Alumbaugh), Cullen May – vocal solo (Sandra Stewart), Hannah Robertson – vocal solo (Jane Griffin), Sydney Robertson – vocal solo (Ron Alumbaugh), Cameron Collins – vocal solo (Ron Alumbaugh), Chelsea Colbert – vocal solo (Jane Griffin), Kennedi Murdock – vocal

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    The Wee Care Daycare came to visit the office of Housh Family Denistry on March 5. The youngsters got Molly Molar to pose with them.

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    Students in Mrs. Ridgway’s third grade class choose books from the Book Swap.

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    NEVC FFA participates in FFA Week


    The Northeast Vernon County FFA Chapter celebrated National FFA Week Feb. 22-28. This year’s theme is “Go All Out”, which signifies the amount of effort and determination FFA members put into all they do while trying to develop their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success.

    More than 550,000 members nationwide participated in National FFA Week activities at local, state and national levels. These members come from rural, suburban and urban environments and are interested in the diversity of careers within agriculture. FFA members are the innovators and leaders of

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    When battery life runs out

    by Sydnee Stottlemyre

    There is only one thing that scares me to no resolve ­ getting lost without my smartphone. I could not read a map if my life depended on it, mostly because I never learned how thanks to GPS capabilities. There was always some sort of technology aiding me in that process, and without it, I would literally be lost.

    I imagine newspapers appear to children the way maps appear to me: big, hard to fold, and foreign. Newspapers

    In Education (NIE)

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    Recently, two NEVC families were affected by house fires in Schell City. Clint and Shannon Sanderson suffered a total loss on Friday, February 20. Katrina White and Jeremy West suffered a total loss on Sunday, Feb. 22. The Northeast Vernon County Elementary School decided to have a fundraiser to help aide these two families. A five-day fundraiser was planned. Each day, students who wanted to participate were allowed to pay a dollar. Students were then allowed to participate in an activity which was usually prohibited.

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    Rep Warren Love came to the El Dorado Springs FFA chapter to present resolutions for the American Degree Recipients. All of them are in college so we had these students stand in for them. The recipients were Skyler Dozler, Jaynee Beaty, Courtney Hooper and Kolton Hutchison. Accepting the awards were Colby Charles- 2nd Vice President, Chandler Allison-President, Kanen Hutchison, Kotlon’s brother, and Colt Scheiffer-Sentinel.

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    Students receive DAR American History Essay and Good Citizen Awards


    The Elizabeth Carey Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution held a reception at 3 p.m. Feb. 8 in the First Christian Church to honor and recognize students achievement. Middle and High School students were recognized for excellent writing in the American History Essay contest and high school seniors as Good Citizens. Chapter members, teachers and relatives of students heard essays read and congratulated students. Student awards were presented, followed by a reception held for teachers, students and family members.

    The American History Essay awards were presented to students based on the essay

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