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Always a night to remember

Posted May 19, 2016 at 3:34 pm

PROM ROYALTY – The El Dorado Springs High School held their annual Prom IN the Spring City Venue above Norval – Schwalm Appliance and Furniture downtown on Saturday night, April 16. This was a new LOCATION for Prom as were the introductions made in the Park before the event which focused on the young people instead of their vehicles.

Crowned to reign over the event were King Spencer Young, Queen Olivia Hallford and Jester Cullen May.

The event was themed a Night of Vintage Elegance.

    Duke Mason Band at Opera House Theatre April 28

    Mark your calendars for a phenomenal show featuring the Duke Mason Band at the Opera House Theatre in El Dorado Springs at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 28.

    Admission is $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Tickets are available at Allisons Quick Lube, Mid Missouri Bank, Fugate Motors in El Dorado Springs and Hackers Jewelers in Nevada. For more information, contact 417/296-5990.

    All proceeds will benefit the Opera House Scholarship Fund.

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    Diggin’ it

    FLOWER POWER – Rhonda Friar (left) and Jennifer Bland have created their own clean-up/spruce-up project in the small garden area to the west of the Sunderwirth Bandstand in the Park. Friar said that when her daughter got married two years ago in the Park, the area was full of weeds and unkempt. She and Bland have made this project their personal contribution to the beautification of El Dorado Springs.

    The two women have planted hostas and are looking for contributions

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    7th inning stretch

    WALT ANDERSON HONORED – At his last board meeting, Walt Anderson was honored by the R-II School Board with a plaque commemorating his three years of service on the board. Board President Darrell Eason made the presentation. Walt thanked the board and the public for allowing him to serve.

    Local entertainers sought for Picnic

    The Picnic Committee is looking for local entertainers who want to perform at the El Dorado Springs Picnic. We are looking for 30-minute acts. They will be paid $50.

    If you are interested, please contact any member of the Picnic Committee. 2016 Picnic Committee members are: Brad True, Judi Baldwin, Debbie Floyd, Joyce Cain, Mike Bush, Tania Molz, Stacy Fast and Ava Phipps.

    The 2016 Picnic is scheduled for July 21, 22 and 23, with set up and a street dance on Wednesday, July 20.

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    Long time coming

    GENE FLOYD ‘RETIRES’ – After 27 years on the El Dorado Springs City Council, Gene Floyd declined to run for reelection and was presented a framed certificate of recognition by City Manager Bruce Rogers at the Monday, April 18, City Council meeting. In his brief remarks, Floyd said that it all began when Herman Jones asked him to run for council. He said in his 27 years on the council, wonderful things had happened in El Dorado Springs and he expected wonderful things

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    R-II Board awards bus bid

    At its Thursday, April 14 meeting, the El Dorado Springs R-II School Board took up consideration of an item of old business, bids to provide student transportation.

    Someone at the head table said the bids were “very, very close.”

    The cost for a three-year contract with Apple Bus was $1,868,275.64. The cost of a three-year contract with the current contractor, Durham, was $1,869,261.52.

    Durham also included an option to go to a 12 year bus age cap for $1,580,928.04 for three years which Supt.

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    IRS scam alert

    by El Dorado Springs Police Chief Jarrod Schiereck

    On April 6, officers received information about a phone scam that is hitting the area. The caller will pose as an IRS agent and explains to you that you owe the IRS money for overdue taxes. The caller will use forceful language and threaten arrest if you do not pay the taxes immediately. He/She then explains the process of payment by using a “Money Gram” for a specific amount of money.

    This is a SCAM. The IRS contacts clients with

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    Celebrating 100 years

    100 YEARS YOUNG – Josephine Steward Johnson is turning 100 years old on April 13. She was born at Amsterdam, MO, to Joseph and Ethyl Bradin. She was married to Lavere Steward in October 1936. They had three children, W. J. Gerry and Leon. Lavere died in 1956. In 1967 she married Loren Johnson who passed away in 1993.

    Josephine was a school teacher and a farm wife. She taught school in Missouri and in Oregon.

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    4-H celebrates National Volunteer Week April 10-16

    Being a member in 4-H involves more than just being part of a club. According to Janice Emery, 4-H youth development specialist with University of Missouri Extension, 4-H is an atmosphere that provides young people the chance to learn a variety of life skills and explore their interests.

    The study of positive youth development in 4-H focuses on conducting research on families, schools, and neighborhoods as an approach for enhancing adolescent development and helping kids reach their full potential.

    “None of this would be possible without our volunteers,”

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