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Felony warrant issued

Posted November 20, 2014 at 12:44 pm

On Nov. 14 a St. Clair County felony warrant was issued for Justin Basinger, 44, Harwood, for failing to appear in court on class B felony charge of driving while intoxicated-alcohol chronic offender. The charge stems from an incident on June 20 with the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Bond is set at $10,000 cash or surety.

Sheriff Scott Keeler urges those with any information on Basinger’s location to contact the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office Tip Line, 417-646-5832, or email to tips@scsomo.org.

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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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    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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    Truck loses tire

    Dustin C. Eason, 32, and his son, Ryland M., 10, El Dorado Springs, escaped serious injury at 8:10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, on Hwy. 82 two miles north of El Dorado Springs when the westbound 1996 Volvo semi-tractor they met lost its left front tire and wheel which slammed into their eastbound 2003 Chrysler Town and Country. Alan C. Haverland, 57, Deepwater, was driving the truck.

    Ryland went to Cedar County Memorial Hospital for treatment of his minor injuries. Dustin said he would seek his own treatment.


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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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    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.

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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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    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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    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.

    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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    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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    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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    2014 Softball Awards

    Posted November 6, 2014 at 10:55 am

    by Coach Jarrod Mays

    About our Season

    •We finished with a 16-7 record, 3rd in the Walnut Grove Tournament, 1st in the El Dorado Tournament. Improved on our win total from last year, and over the course of four years

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    ElDo Bulldog Cross Country going to STATE

    Posted November 6, 2014 at 10:40 am

    by Josh Smith

    The El Dorado Springs High School cross country team is headed back to the state meet.

    The Bulldogs went to Hermitage for the Class 2 District 7 race on Saturday, Nov. 1. This meet serves as

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    Posted November 6, 2014 at 10:27 am

    The Missouri High School Fastpitch Coaches Association 2014 Senior Showcase was held on Saturday, November 1, 2014, at Cosmo Park in Columbia, MO. As a first team all-district infielder, El Dorado Springs High School Senior,

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    Bulldogs finish season with 6-5 record

    Posted November 6, 2014 at 10:25 am


    The #1 ranked Lamar Tigers ended the El Dorado Springs Bulldogs football season on Friday night after a 58-6 victory.

    ElDo began the game on offense after Lamar kicked the ball off into the Endzone. After three plays the Bulldogs were forced

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    R2 JV Volleydogs have successful season

    Posted November 6, 2014 at 10:20 am

    by Coach Jeanie Norman

    The R2 JV Volleydogs finished their season 6-16-3. Although, the record doesn’t reflect it, the girls had a very successful season. They repeatedly overcame large point deficits, lost several games by only a few points and never quit.

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    Bulldogs power past Eagles for district win

    Posted October 30, 2014 at 10:49 am

    The El Dorado Springs Bulldogs improve to 6-4 on the year after defeating the Summit Christian Academy 50-26 in the first round of District play.

    Summit Christian opened the game by managing to field an onside kick by the Bulldogs. Nine plays

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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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    Stay on top of your rheumatoid arthritis with these helpful tips

    Posted November 13, 2014 at 11:28 am

    Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an incurable, progressive disease in which the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks a person’s joints, causing inflammation and damage. Approximately 1.3 million people have RA. This condition strikes about three times as many women as men and most commonly appears in people

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