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Posted December 18, 2014 at 10:48 am

The queen and king and princes and princesses for the Friday night festivities of the 2014 Bulldog basketball homecoming are (from left) the candidates for Courtwarming Queen and Courtwarming King – Seniors: Rachel Bush, Richard Lyness, Katie Bruggeman, Matthew Thurman, Felecia Ozbun, Jayson Owsley, Ashten Alexander and Jake Hillsman; and the princesses and princes – Juniors: Spencer Young and Chelsea Colbert; Sophomores: Shane Trowbridge and Candice Loane; and Freshmen: Gavin Reed and Alexis Tough.

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    Pre School and Elementary students at El Dorado Christian celebrated Christmas early. Under the direction of Mrs. Becky LeeMasters, the children performed the program entitled, “We Love You, Baby Jesus.”

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    Students Of Distinguished Attitude, (SODA) winners for the first quarter were announced at El Dorado Christian School. Front row: second grade – Jacob Craig, fourth grade – Hunter Malensek, kindergarten – Danica Lowrey, first grade – India Gallette, third grade- Ryan Eiskina, fifth grade – Faith Shiver and sixth grade – Justin Brown; back row: High School – Caleb Jones and Junior High – Laine Dobbs.

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    Front row Kristen Lackey and Felecia Ozbun and in the back row is Maria Escarda, Chelsea Colbert, Ashley Colbert and Cyra Gardner.

    Coach Sandy Lackey said Tuesday, Nov. 25,was their first performance. She said, “We only have six girls on the team this year. We will perform again at Courtwarming on Dec. 19 at half-time of the boys varsity game. We will perform on Monday, Jan. 19; Thursday, Feb. 5, and either Tuesday, Feb. 17, and/or Thursday, Feb. 19.” All performances will be at

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    Mrs. Donna Walker’s Kindergarten class was honored to visit with three amazing heroes on Tuesday, Nov. 11 – Mr. Kenneth Kelter, Isaac Hubbard’s great-grandfather; Mr. Melvin Marshall, Danica Lowrey’s grandfather and Mr. Walter Truitt, Kole Doty’s special guest and Mrs. Walker’s father. These remarkable men proudly served their country by representing the Navy (Mr. Truitt) 1951-54, Army Air Corps (Mr. Keltner) and Army (Mr. Marshall). Pictured in the back row are: Mr. Kenneth Keltner (left) and Mr. Melvin Marshall (right). Kindergarten class; Taylor Barnes, Isaac Hubbard, Evyn

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    The El Dorado Springs FFA Chapter held their annual FFA Barnwarming on Friday, Nov. 14, at Silverline Ranch. The students were thankful for a hot meal provided by the FFA Booster club upon their arrival to the cold barn. Barnwarming candidates were Freshmen Amy Ford and Chance Koger, Sophomores Tailor Hutsell and Dalton Ogle, Juniors Cameron McPeak and Landon Leonard and Seniors McKensi Marshall and Chandler Allison. Barnwarming King and Queen were chosen based on candidate games, class games and a penny war. The candidates participated in games

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    Fifteen students from El Dorado Christian competed in the 2014-15 Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) District Math Olympics. Each student was given three different tests with 11 minutes to complete each one. District Math categories are Reasoning or Computation. The completed District tests were sent to the ACSI South Central Region Headquarters in Plano, Texas to be scored. Results will be mailed to ECS Jan. 15, 2015. Students that score an Excellent or Superior rating will advance to the Area Math Olympics at Plaza Heights

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    Ginelle Esry receives scholarship

    Ginelle Esry, a student at Crowder College, has been selected to receive a $1,000 scholarship from Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society as a 2014 Coca-Cola Leader of Promise Scholar.

    Selected as 2014 Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholars, 207 Phi Theta Kappa members have been awarded a total of $207,000 in scholarships. Chosen from more than 900 applications worldwide, the scholars receive scholarships of $1,000 each to further their associate degree studies. Independent judges evaluate the applications based on scholastic achievement, community service and leadership

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    Candidates for Queen and King of the 2014 El Dorado Springs FFA Barnwarming are (from left, front and back rows) Freshmen Amy Ford and Chance Koger, Sophomores Tailor Hutsell and Dalton Ogle, Juniors Cameron McPeak and Landon Leonard and Seniors McKensi Marshall and Chandler Allison. The royalty will be crowned during the “Small Town Throwdown” Barmwarming at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14, at Silverline Ranch. The festivities will begin at 6 p.m. with a hayride. Food and games start at 6:30 p.m. which will include

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    Northeast Vernon County FFA members attend National FFA Convention


    Northeast Vernon County FFA members traveled to Louisville, KY, for the 87th Annual National FFA Convention & Expo to show off their blue jackets, attend meetings and interact in many fun activities involving other FFA members.

    Upon arrival members attended the First Session of the convention and listened to motivational speaker, Nick Vujicic, who spoke on the importance of confidence, self-esteem, and the initiative to help others. Afterwards, members traveled to Harvest Moon Dairy Farm to observe life on a dairy farm and learn about the nutritional needs, digestion and reproduction of

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