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Posted April 21, 2016 at 8:57 am

(from left) Sophomore Kenny Flaten, Freshman Samantha Cox, Freshman Sarah King, Senior John King – Captain, Freshman Hunter Jacobs and Coach Darrin Griffin. On April 16 District Scholars from area high schools of Warsaw, Lamar, Stockton, El Dorado Springs and Buffalo came together to compete for the district title. After the three initial rounds, the top ranked team was Warsaw, second ranked was Lamar, third ranked was Stockton and fourth ranked was El Dorado Springs. High personal point winners were announced with John King from El Dorado Springs winning first with 570 points or 57 questions answered. In the semi final round there was a surprising result, the third and fourth ranked teams have won and have advanced to the Final round. A true Cedar Bowl started with the Stockton team defeating El Dorado Springs in a

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    ElDo Middle School honor roll

    A honor roll

    6th grade

    Hunter Allison

    Tanner Boyles

    Caitlyn Burchett

    Elliot Carpernter

    Tevi Gurley

    Dillon Hargrove

    Abby Larsen

    KayLynne McCullick

    Dylan McIntire

    William McKinney

    Morgan Mitchell

    Katylynn Moore

    Kenli Rader

    Daelen Savage

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    Students from Northeast Vernon County R-1 attended the annual Missouri Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) State Leadership Conference, March 29-31, at Tan-Tar-A Resort, Osage Beach. There were more than 1,600 students (grades 6-12) and teachers in attendance. The following Northeast Vernon County members attended the conference: Courtney Justice, Emily Davidson, Hannah Harp and Hannah Rogers. Local chapter advisor Laurie Bybee also attended. This year’s student-developed conference theme was “LOL: Lead Out Loud” The conference featured speakers and workshops on topics such as preparing for

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    El Dorado Christian School Math Olympians traveled in the early morning hours to Plaza Height Christian Academy in Blue Springs on Friday, Feb. 26. Mrs. Michelle Morin, Mr. and Mrs. Nick Bland and Mrs. Amie Gallette accompanied the Math Team and assisted Plaza Heights with testing and scoring. The five students competed in Math Computation and Reasoning, (which consist of word problems.) Pictured are: (front row) Noah Bland, 4th grade computation, received an Excellent Rating; Brayden Housh, 8th grade, received a Superior Rating and

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    Nellie Nicholas Memorial Teaching Scholarship

    Sac Osage Retired School Employees’ Association announces the opening of applications for The Nellie Nicholas Memorial Teaching Scholarship.

    Students who have previously received a scholarship may re-apply if they continue to meet the necessary criteria. Scholarships are not available for graduate work.


    *Applicants must have graduated from the El Dorado Springs R-2 School or El Dorado Springs Christian School.

    *Applicants must be enrolled in a 4-year undergraduate program at a college or university, pursuing a career in education

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    also known as SODA (Student Of Distinguished Attitude) was announced on Thursday, March 11. Principal Mrs. Amy Castor awarded the third quarter SODA winners with a certificate. Pictured are (front row) Isaac Hubbard, 1st grade; Cannon Ash, 4th grade; Camren Reasoner, 2nd grade, and Kane Caldwell, Kindergarten. (Row 2) Sophia Bryson, 3rd grade; Jordanne Steuck, junior high, and Colbie Wood, 5th grade.

    Inserted photos; Ryan Owens, high school and Eli Daniel, 6th grade.

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    My DECA tour guides were Magdalene Myles and Landon Mays. Both are state officer team members: Landon, a student at El Dorado Springs High, is Vice President of Advocacy; and Magdalene, Moberly High, serves as Vice President of Communications.

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    In the photo from left to right: Caleb Miller, Chelsea Colbert, Jessi Toliver and Ben Middleton, attended the state DECA career development conference as did Landon Mays who is not pictured.

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    VFW Post 257 holds annual scholarship banquet

    The local Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 257 held their annual scholarship banquet on March 21 at the Post Home on First Street in El Dorado Springs. The event recognized students form the Christian and Public Schools that have excelled with their patriotic essays in the Patriot’s Pen and the Voice of Democracy writing contests.

    The Patriot’s Pen Program gives 6th, 7th and 8th grade students the opportunity to express their opinion on a patriotic theme and improve their writing skills. This year’s topic was “What Freedom Means to Me.”

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    5th grader takes 2nd in Law Day Essay contest

    Lauren Badalato, an El Dorado Springs Elementary 5th grade student, took second in the 27th annual Law Day Essay contest for grades 4 – 5.

    Wiley Taylor, El Dorado Springs, was in the group of 11 finalists for grades 4-5,

    Dorlon Massengil, El Dorado Springs, was in the group of 10 finalists for grades 6-8.

    The contest, sponsored by the Missouri Bar Young Lawyers and the Missouri National Education Association, required the contestants to write essays of 700 words or less responding to the

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