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Posted October 22, 2015 at 1:29 pm

Monday morning the R-II School handed out Booster club provided T-shirts to all High School and Middle School athletes. They provide them every year for fall, winter and spring athletes. This picture is of 2015 Fall athletes, grades 7-12. There were approximately 200 athletes in the photo.

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    Traven Buxton and Trey Babcock were the high school winners of the 5K race.

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    El Dorado Christian School hosted its fifth annual “Donuts with Dad” Thursday morning, Oct. 1. K3 through 4th grade students enjoyed donuts and time with their guests.

    BIG ECS KIDS ENJOY DONUT WITH DAD – Aidan Reeves enjoys a donut at, “Donuts With Dad” on Wednesday, Sept. 30. High school through fifth grade t ECS spent a few minutes with loved ones, sharing stories and

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    On Wednesday, Sept. 16, first year FFA members went to the Area 9 Greenhand Conference in Joplin. The conference was put on by the Area 9 officers. Students went to “break-out sessions.” The sessions included things about positive social media, the opportunities that come with FFA and how to be an active member. This activity is targeted just for first year members and it’s the first area activity that they’re involved in. It is such a great experience for the new members, and we are excited to welcome

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    Jenna Durnell receives scholarship

    Southwest Baptist University seniors Tori Morris and Jenna Durnell have received scholarships from the Springfield chapter of the Accounting and Financial Women’s Alliance (AFWA).

    Durnell, an accounting and information assurance major from El Dorado Springs, will graduate in May 2016, after which she will begin as a staff auditor for BKD. An accounting major from Willard, Morris will graduate in May 2016 and then begin her career in the tax department of BKD in Springfield. Both students are in SBU’s Honors Program and will complete their Honors Capstone projects this December.

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    El Dorado Christian School celebrated Grandparent’s Day on Tuesday, Sept. 15. Approximately 150 people attended. Preschool through sixth grade entertained grandparents with a short program of poems, songs and sweet stories of “Grandparent Memories.” Students along with their families enjoyed donuts and coffee that were served in each of the classrooms. Pictured is Mrs. Angie Batson’s 1st grade class. Photo by Peyton Newman.

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    NEVC Homecoming 2015


    SCHELL CITY PRINCE – Tyler Jackson.

    SCHELL CITY QUEEN AND COURT – Delisa Moses and Lindsay Barnes.

    SCHELL CITY PRINCESS AND COURT – Savanah Fleener and Kylie Alexander.


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    School Board votes to pay off bonds

    In the Aug. 27 special meeting, the El Dorado Springs School Board voted to save the taxpayers $21,620 in interest. That’s the bottom line from action the board took to recall and pay off early a $235,000 bond which is due and payable March 1, 2020.

    The capital that will be used to pay off the bond comes from the recoupment tax revenue collected last year from Cedar county. This revenue created a small surplus which the Board elected to use to pay off the bond to ultimately save the taxpayers four

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    Once again the Optimist Club of El Dorado Springs selected Teachers of the Year for the 2014-15 School Year from Elementary, Middle School and High School. Optimist Member Mark Parshall was on hand at the opening session of teacher workshops on Monday, Aug. 10, to present the awards to the teachers: (from left) Alfred Trautweiler – High School Chemistry, Mrs. Shana Newman – Elementary Special Education and Tim Dade -6th Grade Science.

    5 of the hottest trends for back to school this year

    It’s that time of year again – time to trade summer break for lunch break, road trips for recess and home in bed for homework instead. Yes, back to school is in full swing and if your kids are going to start another year, they need the latest gear. Here are the five hottest trends in back to school this year so your team can head off to class with a pass:

    It’s not just the price, it’s the deal

    Costs are rising everywhere and salary rarely keeps

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