No music jam for two months

Posted November 26, 2014 at 12:17 pm

The Church of the Springs LLC will not have a Music Jam on Friday, Nov. 29, or Friday, Dec. 26.

The first jam of 2015 will be on Friday, Jan. 23.

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    Four peat as District Champions

    VOLLEYDOGS CHAMPIONS OF CLASS 2, DISTRICT 12 – For the 4th year in a row, the El Dorado Springs Volleydogs are the proud champions of the Missouri State High School Athletic Association Class 2, District 12. As the No. 1 seed, the VolleyDogs had a bye in the first round of district play. Pierce City won their first round match against Lamar then took on the VolleyDogs in the second round. The VolleyDogs beat Pierce City in straight sets

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    It’s that cold

    FROST FLOWER – Marcia Abbott sent in this photo of a frost flower which forms when the sap of certain weeds freeze early in the winter season. They are a fleeting beauty as the sun soon melts the “flower.” Marcia said she took photos of two or three other frost flowers in the area.

    School board opposes Amendment 3

    At the October meeting of the El Dorado Springs R-II School Board, rhe board passed a resolution that reads:

    Whereas, Amendment 3 on the November ballot is a state mandate that shifts local control for education decisions away from parents, teachers, administrators and school boards; and

    Whereas, Amendment 3 is poorly drafted and deeply flawed proposal that has many unintended consequences for teachers, administrators and school boards; and

    Whereas, Amendment 3 would prevent school boards from hiring, promoting, compensating or dismissing teachers in accordance

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    Help from above

    MAN PINNED UNDER TRACTOR – A Med Flight helicopter was not the only help from above that James Holder received when his WD 45 Allis Chalmers tricycle type tractor overturned about 10:25 a.m. Monday, Oct. 27, while he was transporting a big concrete slab with its loader pinning him underneath the seat for a half hour or more at his home northwest of town on the former B&B Welding location. Owen Elliott, chief

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    American FFA degree

    FOR NEVC GRADS- Payton Hays and Ryann Ford receive their American FFA Degree at the 87th National FFA Convention in Louisville, KY.

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    American Degree

    ELDO AMERICAN FFA DEGREE RECIPIENTS – Courtney Hooper (center left), Jaynee Beaty (center right), (and not pictured) Skyler Dozler and Kolton Hutchison, graduates of El Dorado Springs in 2012, received their American FFA Degree this year. Courtney and Jaynee, along with their parents, attended the American FFA Degree Ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 1, in Lousiville, KY. Pictured with the recipients are Courtney Poirot (left) and Brett Neil (right), Ag instructors

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    Tis the season

    MISS MERRY CHRISTMAS TO BE CROWNED NOV. 24 – The 2014 Miss Merry Christmas candidates were interviewed on Sunday, Nov. 9, at the Wayside Inn Museum staking the outcome to give them the Miss Merry Christmas crown and a chance to ride as the queen in the annual El Dorado Springs Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade on Saturday, Dec. 6.

    Pictured are: (from left) ECS Junior Paige Dobbs, ECS Freshman Mindy Harper, EHS Freshman Alexis Tough, EHS Sophomore Maria

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    Eldo PD assists at shooting scene

    BY POLICE CHIEF JARROD SCHIERECK – On Nov. 2, 2014, officers responded to 218 West Hickory Street to assist the Cedar County Sheriff’s Office.

    Upon officers arrival on the scene Cedar County Deputy M. Chism and William Collins were located. Officers immediately began to give medical first aid to them and requested ambulance responses. The scene was secured by officers of the El Dorado Springs Police Department, Cedar County Sheriff’s Office and the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office.

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    COLD START– SFC (Retired) Brent Beckman portrayed the grieving soldier during the Veterans Day ceremony Tuesday, Nov. 11, at the El Dorado Springs City Cemetery. Ron Alumbaugh, Sandy Steward and the El Dorado Springs High School Choir sang the Star Spangled Banner and some other songs. The members of VFW Post 257 performed their Veterans Day ceremony and gave live fire volley. Rev. Brent Bland addressed the gathering with the wind blowing

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    Apply early, only first 200 guaranteed

    Christmas Basket applications available

    The El Dorado Springs Christmas Basket project is a program that provides food baskets for low income families and gifts for children age 16 and under who live in the El Dorado Springs school district and are in need of holiday assistance.

    Applications are currently available at the Division of Social Services in Stockton on RB road and at the Health Dept. in El Dorado Springs in the Southside Medical Mall and from school counselors. Applications must be completed and returned to the El Dorado

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    Cross Country Banquet honors

    Posted November 26, 2014 at 12:12 pm

    VARSITY CROSS COUNTRY PLAQUES – On Thursday, Nov. 20, at the Cross Country banquet (from left) Tommy Cornejo and Ashley Knoll each received a Bulldog Award naming them as the most tenacious on the boys’ and girls’ team. Tessa Durnell

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    Posted November 26, 2014 at 12:09 pm

    (Front row, from left) Kaiden Simmons, Jake Schieffer, Wyatt Graves, Brandon Hayes, Colten Collins, Kade Collins and Shane Trowbridge; (middle row, from left) Lance Molz, Cody McNeece, Spencer Young, Jakob Studer, Landon Smith, Blake Cluck, Riley Boyd

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    Posted November 26, 2014 at 12:05 pm

    El Dorado Christian Lady Buffalos 2014-15 varsity basketball season is underway. Head Coach Tim Scott and his team won against Lowry City Tuesday night. They will be at home for one game on Dec. 2 against Center

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    Posted November 26, 2014 at 12:03 pm

    Head Coach Travis Cole and his El Dorado Christian Varsity boys traveled to Lowry City Tuesday night, Nov. 18 and kicked- off their 2014-15 basketball season with a win. The Buffalos will be at home on Dec.

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    Posted November 26, 2014 at 12:02 pm

    A new face was on the basketball court for the Bulldog Girls at the Red/Black scrimmage Thursday night. Megan Chism adds some height to the team bringing along her competitive spirit on the volleyball court. Paige

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    VolleyDogs honored

    Posted November 20, 2014 at 11:30 am


    JUNIOR VARSITY AWARDS – Junior VolleyDogs honored Monday night, Nov. 17 were: (from left) Most Inspirational Player – Bailey Tyler, Most Valuable Player – Amy Ford, Most Inspirational Player – Caeleigh

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    Colt Schieffer works hard on his dream

    Posted November 13, 2014 at 12:57 pm

    It’s a full time job for Colt Schieffer trying to earn a spot on the USA Olympic archery team.

    He goes home from high school every day and spends a couple of hours practicing shooting at least 200 arrows. He says that

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    Bulldog Cross Country finishes history-making season

    Posted November 13, 2014 at 12:20 pm


    On Saturday, Nov. 8, the El Dorado Springs Bulldogs finished their season at the state meet in Jefferson City.

    The opportunity to run in this meet is what the runners have worked for over five months. El Dorado Springs had nine athletes

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    Laugh a little: It’s good for your health

    Posted November 26, 2014 at 11:37 am

    by Rusty Wright

    Had a good laugh recently? Need one?

    Stressful days can invite comic relief. Doctors realize that laughter can enhance physical and mental health. Now it seems even looking forward to laughter can be good for

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    Savvy Senior®

    Posted November 26, 2014 at 11:32 am

    Dear Savvy Senior,

    How Seniors Can Quit Smoking with the Help of Medicare and Other Tools

    Dear Savvy Senior,

    Can Medicare help me quit smoking? I just turned 65, and would like to quit

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    Better late than never for retirement planning

    Posted November 26, 2014 at 11:32 am

    If you’re within 10 years of retirement and haven’t done any appreciable planning, you’re not alone.

    Nearly half of Americans age 50 and older expect to retire later than they hoped, citing financial concerns, according to a 2013 study by the Associated

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    Hartzler, House vote for Keystone pipeline

    Posted November 20, 2014 at 12:46 pm

    Good Day,

    Congress returned to Washington this week to begin the “lame duck” session of Congress which provides current Members with the chance to finish work on important pieces of legislation and other bills

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    Tips for being your own boss

    Posted November 20, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    If you’ve ever thought about starting your own business, you may have found the prospect of starting from scratch overwhelming, particularly after reviewing statistics about the success rates of new start-ups. But there are ways to become your own boss while eliminating some of the intrinsic

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    Savvy Senior®

    Posted November 20, 2014 at 10:57 am

    How to improve your balance as you age

    Dear Savvy Senior,

    I’ve always been a walker, but when I fell last month my doctor suggested I start doing some balance exercises. Is this really something I need to

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    Savvy Senior®

    Posted November 13, 2014 at 11:32 am

    A guide to finding affordabel dental care

    Dear Savvy Senior

    I had dental insurance through my work for many years but lost it when I retired. Where can retirees find affordable dental care?


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