Lighthouse fall registration this Sunday

Posted September 25, 2014 at 11:20 am

The Lighthouse Children’s Theatre (LCT) will reopen its doors at 2 p.m. this Sunday, Sept. 28, for fall registration as LCT prepares for its winter production, “Bah Humbug!” at the First Baptist Church Family Life Center located at 500 South Main in El Dorado Springs.

To kick off the new semester, the cast and crew from last summer’s production, “The Enchantment of Beauty and the Beast” will come together proudly wearing their production T-shirts as they enjoy delicious punch and a special cake created by Angie Wood’s Cakes. The group will play some fun theater games and be recognized for their individual achievements as they relive special moments from the successful June production.

Parents who wish to enroll their children ages 3-17 in age-leveled acting classes which will begin Sunday, Oct. 5, are invited to bring their children

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    The stories it could tell

    THE REAL MARTHA CHAMBERS EMERGENCY HOSPITAL – The yellow cottage with the multi colored picket fence at 210 Hightower in El Dorado Springs sits quietly in the shade of large trees. It is the home of Bill McPeak and is the actual former location of the Martha Chambers Emergency Hospital. The picture in last week’s Sun was of the house recently owned by the late Pete and Lily Francis at 408 S. Jackson. At one time is was used as

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    EHS students beat state average on ACT

    The El Dorado Springs R-2 School District is proud to announce that the average score for students who took the ACT in 2014 was 22.1 which were higher than the State of Missouri average score of 21.8. Furthermore, students scored higher than the state average in English, Reading and Science

    Superintendent Mark Koca called the news, “Fantastic.” Coming on the heels of the Community Development Block Grant for the Early Learning Center, this is wonderful news for the school.

    Assistant Superintendent Dr. Theresa Christian noted that in 2015

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    Bulldog Homecoming 2014

    It is time to prepare for the El Dorado Springs High School Homecoming. El Dorado Springs will host the Pierce City Eagles on Friday, Oct. 3. This year’s theme is “Eagle season is now open!”

    Bulldog fans are encouraged to wear red and black and decorate their homes and businesses. Alumni, businesses, organizations and youth groups are encouraged to participate in the parade by completing an entry form or by contacting Kate Barger at 417/459-3700. Entry forms are available in the High School office and Middle School office.

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    Storm scam alert hits El Dorado Springs

    By Jarrod D. Schiereck, chief of police

    On Aug. 27, the El Dorado Springs Police Department received information about scams that are hitting the area, due to the severe weather event of Aug. 26. A caller will indicate that he/she is a representative of a roofing company, tree removal, or a vehicle dent repair service. The caller identification system will indicate a false name and number.These are people from out of the area attempting to obtain your business. To protect yourself, research and contact reputable businesses and always obtain multiple estimates for

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    Constitution Week Sept 17 – 23

    The Daughters of the American Revolution are urging everyone to read or re-read the Constitution of the United States of America during the Week of Sept. 17 – 23.

    Constitution Week is the commemoration of America’s most important document. The US Constitution stands as a testament to the tenacity of Americans throughout history to maintain their liberties, freedoms and inalienable rights.

    The aims of the Constitution are: Emphasize citizens’ responsibilities for protecting and defending the Constitution; Inform people that the Constitution is the basis for America’s great heritage

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    Save the date

    Oct. 18 – Big Doins

    Third week in October only a month away

    The third weekend in October has traditionally been a busy time in downtown El Dorado Springs. This year is no exception with a couple of new events being added to the fun on Saturday, Oct. 18.

    The morning begins with a pancake feed at the Wayside Inn Museum.

    The 10th annual Spring City Revitalization Group Chili Cook-off starts with cookers set up and cooking by 9 a.m. The

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    Benefit concert for Gersters

    A benefit concert for Connie and Harvey Gerster will be held at the Cederick Christian Church at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept 13. All of the free will offering will be given to the Gersters to help with medical expenses.

    The concert will be by Phil and Pam Morgan family of Lee’s Summit. They have incredible music and an amazing testimony of Pam’s healing following a tragic accident that left her paralyzed. Only a miracle would bring her back to her feet.

    For more information, call 876-5730 or 876-

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    Molder murder case proceeds to circuit court

    The Honorable Dennis D. Reaves found on Monday, September 8, 2014, after a preliminary hearing, that there was probable cause to believe that Robert Molder purposefully and after deliberation killed his mother by shooting her with a pistol in September of 2013.

    Molder is charged with murder in the first degree, a class A felony for which the punishment is either death or life imprisonment without eligibility for parole. He is also charged with the felony of armed criminal action, which carries minimum sentence of three years imprisonment upon conviction. Molder was

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    Question, Persuade and Refer (QPR) Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training

    Sponsored by Partners in Your Community, Inc. (PIYC)

    What is a Gatekeeper?

    A gatekeeper is someone in a position to recognize a crisis and the warning signs that someone may be contemplating suicide. Gatekeepers include parents, friends, neighbors, teachers, ministers, doctors, nurses, office supervisors, squad leaders, foreman, police officers, advisors, caseworkers, firefighters and many others who are strategically positioned to recognize and refer someone at risk of suicide.

    As a QPR-trained Gatekeeper you will learn to:

    •Recognize the warning signs

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    Former deputy pleads guilty to statutory rape

    Former Cedar County Deputy Sheriff David Seibert pleaded guilty to one count of the class C felony of statutory rape in the second degree and two counts of the class A misdemeanor of furnishing alcohol to minors.

    He entered the guilty pleas on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014 under a plea agreement with the Cedar County Prosecuting Attorney. He was sentenced to imprisonment in the custody of the Missouri Department of Corrections for a term of seven years, but execution of the sentence was suspended and he was placed on probation supervised by

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    Bulldogs take the spark out of the Chargers

    Posted September 25, 2014 at 10:54 am

    The El Dorado Springs Bulldogs defeated the 2013 Homeschool National Champion Lighthouse Christian Academy Chargers, 42-21 on Friday at home before a crowd of enthusiastic fans.

    The Chargers won the coin toss and elected to receive to start the game. On the

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    CITY GOLF CHAMPS

    Posted September 25, 2014 at 10:28 am

    The annual city golf championship was played Sept. 13 – 14 on Gene Pray Memorial Golf Course in El Dorado Springs. This is a two-day stroke play tournament with the winners in each of the five flights winning

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    Mighty Mites homecoming

    Posted September 25, 2014 at 10:17 am

    ‘Eagle Season is NOW Open!’

    Kick off the Bulldog Spirit Week this Saturday, Sept. 27, with our undefeated Mighty Mites Bulldogs as they host none other than Pierce City on the Bulldog football field.

    Yes, “Opening Day of Eagle

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    El Dorado Springs wins own softball tournament

    Posted September 25, 2014 at 10:16 am

    The El Dorado Springs Lady Bulldogs hosted their own softball tournament on Saturday, Sept. 20. Lamar, Walnut Grove and East Newton made their way to El Dorado for a four team Round Robin Tournament.

    El Dorado vs. Lamar

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    Bulldogs take 3rd in Walnut Grove tournament

    Posted September 18, 2014 at 2:22 pm

    The El Dorado Springs Lady Bulldogs opened the Walnut Grove Tournament on Friday, Sept. 12 with a 8-1 first round win over Dadeville. Tailor Hutsell struck out five Dadeville hitters in five innings for her 5th win of the season. Haley Boultinghouse went 2-2 at the

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    HUTCHISON TO COMPETE IN AMERICAN ROYAL

    Posted September 18, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    Landon Hutchison started his rodeo career almost 10 years ago with his first horse, a pony named Jerry. He’s since outgrown his pony, but not his love for rodeo. In fact, most nights you will find him practice

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    ElDo takes Marion C. Early 8-0

    Posted September 18, 2014 at 2:19 pm

    Marion C. Early falls 8-0 at the hands of the El Dorado Springs Bulldogs Varsity

    The El Dorado Springs Bulldogs Varsity beat Marion C. Early on Tuesday 8-0 at Morrisville in seven innings.

    The El Dorado Springs Bulldogs

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    Veto session becomes marathon

    Posted September 25, 2014 at 11:28 am

    My Fellow Missourians,

    Veto Session began at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 10, and turned into a marathon with the legislature overriding the Governor’s vetoes. We worked straight through for sixteen hours and adjourned at 3

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    Legislature wraps up 2014 Veto Session

    Posted September 25, 2014 at 11:26 am

    Working late into the night, the Missouri Legislature finished the 2014 Veto Session by overriding eight Senate bills, two House bills, and 47 budgetary line-item vetoes. The Governor can still withhold the money from the line-items, but by overriding

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    Supreme Court takes another bite out of MO tort reforms

    Posted September 25, 2014 at 11:19 am

    With a new ruling that bypasses Missouri’s limit on punitive damages, the state’s Supreme Court continues to erode a successful 2005 reform law.

    In their decision, released on Sept. 9, the Supreme Court reinstated a $1 million judgment against a used car

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    Savvy Senior®

    Posted September 25, 2014 at 9:48 am

    Dear Savvy Senior,

    Are brand-name medications better than generic, and if not, why is there such a price difference? Also, how can I find out which medicines are available in generic form.

    Leery Senior

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    Wrinkle-busting skin care tips for boomer women

    Posted September 25, 2014 at 9:47 am

    Time brings plenty of changes, yet the desire to have healthy, good-looking skin transcends age. While some skin-care tactics – sunscreen and moisturizing – apply to skin of any age, baby boomers need to update their skin care and makeup strategies to ensure their skin stays

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    Ask the Pharmacist: Managing the aches and pains of arthritis

    Posted September 25, 2014 at 9:44 am

    Arthritis can strike at any age. In fact, of the 50 million Americans suffering from arthritis, two-thirds are under the age of 65. Each year, arthritis accounts for 44 million outpatient visits, over 900,000 hospitalizations and has quickly become the leading cause of disability in the

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    Savvy Senior®

    Posted September 18, 2014 at 1:09 pm

    How to recognize and handle senior gambling problems

    Dear Savvy Senior,

    How to Recognize and Handle Senior Gambling Problems

    Dear Savvy Senior,

    How can you know when someone has a

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    Ozark Shorts

    A monthly screening series of international award-winning short films: 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, in the John D. Smith branch of the Cedar County Library, El

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