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Getting along swimmingly

Posted May 28, 2015 at 3:38 pm

NORTHEAST VERNON COUNTY HOLDS PROM – “Under the Sea” was the theme for the Northeast Vernon County Prom held Apr. 25, 2015, in the high school gymnasium. The junior class hosted the prom.

The night started out with a prom dinner from 4:30 to 5:50. All juniors, seniors and their guests were invited to attend. Cheryl Bogardus and Donna Davidson prepared the meal for the guests. Emma Pritchett and Madison Asbury served the guests. The appetizer was nacho chips. Following the appetizer, the students were served a salad. The main entrée was chicken strips and the sides were baked potato, corn, green beans and bread sticks. Cherry cheesecake was the dessert.

The promenade and pictures took place between 6:30

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    NEW STATE DEGREES – State degree recipients from left: Morgan Sumner, Colby Charles and Shelby Barger.

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    Car show coming

    PLAN NOW TO ATTEND – The 22nd Annual 54 Cruisers Car show is scheduled for Saturday, May 9, in downtown El Dorado Springs – rain or shine.

    The show will feature 17 classes, door prizes, raffles, 50/50 pot, concessions by the El Dorado Springs Christian School, DJ, awards for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each category and $100 cash for Best of Show.

    The auction will begin at 1 p.m. and feature a Queen sized

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    Fire destroys Ewert home

    A fire of undetermined origin destroyed the home of Roy Ewert Monday afternoon, Apr. 27.

    El Dorado Springs Volunteer Fire Department Chief Owen Elliott said that Ewert was working in the field on his farm east of the Blue Ridge Church of God (Holiness) on Hwy. 82 north of El Dorado Springs when he noticed that his house was on fire. Ewert had to travel some distance to get to a phone at his brother’s house to call the fire department at 2:17 p.m.

    The fire chief said

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    Allison best in state in Ag Mechanics

    Chandler Allison, El Dorado Springs, won the Missouri FFA Agricultural Mechanics Repair and Maintenance Entrepreneurship Proficiency Award at the 87th Missouri FFA Convention.

    Allison, a senior at El Dorado Springs R-II High School, is the son of Troy and Gina Allison. He is a member of the El Dorado Springs FFA Chapter. His FFA advisors are Brett Neil and Courtney Poirot.

    Allison’s supervised agricultural experience comprises working in his family’s tire shop. Allison has many responsibilities including rotating and balancing tires, tire inspections, public relations and training new

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    Four peat for Scholar Bowl Team

    4th STRAIGHT DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIP FOR SCHOLAR BOWL TEAM – by Coach Darrin Griffin – The El Dorado Springs Scholar Bowl Team won its 4th straight district championship at Lamar on Saturday, April 18. In tight competition during the preliminary rounds, the Bulldogs beat Buffalo 500-170, lost to Stockton 260-290 in overtime, and defeated Lamar 390-320. With three teams finishing at 2-1, El Dorado Springs got the number one seed based on points. After defeating Buffalo 370-180 in the semi-finals,

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    Stark wins state in beef production

    Hesston Stark, El Dorado Springs, earned the first-place Missouri FFA Beef Production Placement Proficiency Award at the 87th Missouri FFA Convention.

    Stark, a senior at El Dorado Springs R-II High School, is the son of Travis and Charla Stark. He is a member of the El Dorado Springs FFA Chapter. His chapter advisors are Brett Neil and Courtney Poirot.

    Starks’ supervised agricultural experience program began by helping his dad with the cattle on the family farm. Once he turned 16, he started working on the fencing crew at

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    A roaring good time

    A GATSBY AFFAIR – The glitz and glamour of the Roaring Twenties was reflected in the theme for the 2015 El Dorado Springs Junior/Senior Prom held Saturday, Apr. 18, in the Leeper Center in downtown El Dorado Springs. The coronation of the Prom Royalty enthroned (from left) Jester Keanu Young, Queen Kylena Goodwin and King Brant Boultinghouse.

    The Rock Wall

    Adrian came home for the first time since she and Cain got married. Davis, Kimball and I picked her up at the Branson Airport Friday. Her flight from Austin was scheduled to land at 12:45 p.m. and it did according to the computer screen which said, “At gate” for maybe 30 minutes before we saw the plane touch down.

    She rode up and back with Candy Coburn who remembered performing in El Dorado Springs. The guitar case was a dead giveaway when they got off the plane.


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    EHS honored as one of Best High Schools in U.S.

    El Dorado Springs High School was named in a US News and World Report titled 2015 Best High Schools in the United States. El Dorado Springs High School received a Bronze Award and was recognized nationally for academic achievement in the report.

    The Bronze Award is for schools that meet at least two of the criteria for US News and World Report’s rating system. The system for rating the high schools in the country is a 3 step process. The steps include: teacher to student ratio, achievement scores in English Language Arts

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