Bingo at the American Legion

Posted March 5, 2015 at 11:09 am

Bingo will begin at 6:30 Tuesday, March 10. Doors open at 4 p.m. Additional parking in the lot across from the church.

    Chisms to recive award

    Sheriff slates two town hall meetings

    The Cedar County Sheriff’s Office will host two town hall meetings, one in Stockton and one in El Dorado Springs.

    On Friday, Feb. 20, the first public meeting will convene at 6 p.m. in the Stockton High School Common Area. At this meeting the sheriff’s office will give Ashley Chism and Mr. and Mrs. Rod Chism awards from the American Federation of Police for their loss of a husband and son.

    A second town hall meeting will be held

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    El Dorado Springs Community Foundation awards grants

    The El Dorado Springs Community Foundation is pleased to announce grant awards of $13,102 for local school and civic projects.

    Grants have been awarded to the following applicants:

    1. El Dorado Christian School – $500 toward purchase of AED (automatic electronic defibrulator) and classroom tools

    2. El Dorado Springs R-2 School – $3,390 for a variety of projects to enhance learning i.e. updating library books, special projects for gifted program and science project, choir robes and classroom tools

    3. Lighthouse

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    Top legislator

    SEN. PARSON LEGISLATOR OF YEAR – Sen. Mike Parson, R-Bolivar, was recently recognized as the Legislator of the Year in the Missouri Senate at the annual Reagan Lincoln Days event held in Kansas City last weekend.

    “I am truly honored and humbled to be recognized with such an outstanding award,” said Sen. Parson. “Being an effective legislator is not an easy task, and I would like to thank my colleagues and staff for their hard

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    Farm Bill safety-net deadlines approaching

    U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Missouri State Executive Director Mark Cadle reminds producers of upcoming important deadlines for the new safety-net programs established by the 2014 Farm Bill, known as Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC). The final day to update yield history or reallocate base acres is Feb. 27, 2015, and the final day for farm owners and producers to choose coverage is March 31, 2015.

    “These programs provide financial protection against unexpected changes in the marketplace, so now is the time to have

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    Steer/Market Heifer weigh-in March 1

    Because of the weather Monday, the Steer/Market Heifer weigh-in for the Land O Lakes Youth Fair has been moved to Sunday, March 1, from 2 to 4 p.m.

    Public invited to bond issue meeting March 3

    While addressing the February Chamber of Commerce meeting, El Dorado Springs R-II Superintendent Mark Koca invited the public to a meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, where school officials will discuss the upcoming $9 million bond issue vote.

    The meeting will take place in the Old Gym.

    Coffee Bar and dessert will be served during the break.

    Child care will be provided during the meeting.

    Burglary complaint in Collins

    On Feb. 15, a St. Clair County deputy took a burglary complaint on Coon Creek Street, Collins.

    Ashley Ebeling reported someone forced opened a door to her residence and several items are missing. Ebeling reported a 27” flat screen television, Nintendo Wii video game console with four controllers and two games, a Dell Laptop computer and 100 miscellaneous music CDs missing. The total value of the items was estimated at $1,100.

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    Money for mixing

    WHAT’S COOKING AT THE SENIOR CENTER – The El Dorado Springs Senior Center was recipient of a grant for $1,573 from the El Dorado Springs Community Foundation of the Ozarks. The check was presented Friday at the center’s board meeting by Kay Forest, president of El Dorado Springs Community Foundation of the Ozarks. The money will go toward helping purchase a new 30 quart mixer for the kitchen as the current one is 20 years old and worn out. Thank you

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    Health Insurance Marketplace enrollment extended for special circumstances

    Consumers who had started to enroll in the Health Insurance Marketplace before the Feb. 15 deadline but were unable to finish because of a system glitch may still sign up.

    The special enrollment period – which applies only to people who have started the enrollment process – will extend through Feb. 22, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced Monday. The insurance policies will be effective March 1.

    The deadline extension applies only to people who were unable to complete their enrollment because of longer-than-normal wait times

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    Three EHS seniors participate in All-State Honor Choir

    It takes hard work, practice and lots of talent to qualify for the Missouri All-State Honor Choir, and three El Dorado Springs high school seniors met that standard this year. (From left) Accompanied by their director, Ron Alumbaugh, Ben Vickers, Cameron Collins and Hannah Robertson were selected and performed at the all-state honor choir concert, part of the Missouri Music Educators Association annual convention and in-service meeting held Saturday, Jan. 31 at Tan Tar A in Osage Beach.

    The three students were

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    El Dorado Springs Lady Bulldogs end season 16-10

    Posted March 5, 2015 at 10:23 am

    by Coach Beau Swopes

    The Lady Bulldogs traveled to Lamar last Monday to take part in the first round of District play versus the Lady Bears of Butler. The Lady Bulldogs jumped out to an early 22-7 lead in the first quarter by

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    Bulldogs beat Nevada in thriller

    Posted February 26, 2015 at 10:31 am


    The El Dorado Springs varsity Bulldogs ended their home season with a crescendo Thursday night at home against the always tough Nevada Tigers.

    After trailing the Tigers at the half 27-31, the Bulldogs regrouped in the locker room and came out firing

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    JV loses to Nevada in last second barn burner

    Posted February 26, 2015 at 10:24 am


    The first half of the JV basketball game against the visiting Nevada Tigers was by any standards a good game with it ending with the freshmen Bulldogs trailing 17-23. The Coach Jeremy Barger put in the older boys and the intensity went through the roof.

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    Lady Bulldogs advance in District play

    Posted February 26, 2015 at 10:16 am

    The El Dorado Springs Lady Bulldogs won their opening game in District play Monday evening over the Butler Lady Bears in Lamar.

    They will play next at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, against the winner of the East Newton/Seneca game. A win

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    Posted February 26, 2015 at 10:16 am

    The El Dorado Buffalos clinched two titles, 1st place MOKAN All Conference Champions and 1st place MOKAN All Tournament Champions. Coach Cole and his team traveled to the State Playoff’s in Joplin on Feb. 19-21.

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    Posted February 26, 2015 at 10:14 am

    The 3rd/4th Grade Girls Basketball Team took 2nd place in the El Dorado Tournament. Front Row: Grace Kinnet, Hope Hearting, Kaitlyn Smith and Tenlie Steward. Back Row: Coach Jarrod Mays, Brodi McNeece, Cassidy Shane, Chloe

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    Posted February 26, 2015 at 10:13 am

    a junior at El Dorado Christian School was awarded two medals at the 2015 MoKan Tournament on Saturday, Feb. 14, in Belton. Chaney earned the titles of MoKan 1st Team All Conference and MoKan 1st Team All Tournament.

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    Posted February 26, 2015 at 10:12 am

    was awarded MoKan 2nd Team All Tournament and MoKan 2nd Team All Conference on Saturday, Feb, 14, at the 2015 MoKan Tournament in Belton. Anna was named Player of the Game against Center Place on Friday night. She

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    Posted February 26, 2015 at 10:10 am

    ECS grade school Coach Michele Leonard, along with her team, traveled to Overland Christian Academy, Feb. 7 through the 9th, for the MOKAN Junior High Basketball Tournament in Overland Park. The players pictured with

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    HB 195 takes on Prevailing Wage

    Posted March 5, 2015 at 11:04 am

    My Fellow Missourians,

    My plans to drive the back roads on the old Butterfield Overland Trail from Springfield through Southwest Missouri to Fayetteville, AR, did not work out. While loafing and looking around Springfield on Friday with

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    School Transfer Bill

    Posted March 5, 2015 at 11:03 am

    The Senate and House each passed measures relating to our state’s student transfer law. The legislation seeks to address ongoing student transfer issues and how the state handles failing school districts, among other provisions. The issue was pegged as

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    Missouri Chamber presents 15-year strategic plan

    Posted March 5, 2015 at 10:17 am

    The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry presented a groundbreaking 15-year strategic plan called Missouri 2030: An Agenda to Lead on Feb. 25 during a press conference in Jefferson City attended by more than 200 business leaders, chamber of commerce executives, elected officials and the Chairman

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    Program to reduce bee kills begins

    Posted March 5, 2015 at 10:16 am

    The Missouri Pollinator Conservancy Program offers beekeepers new ways to protect hives from pesticide drift.

    The group is working with the DriftWatch Specialty Crop Site Registry to help pesticide applicators locate nearby hives before

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    Farm Bureau hits 100

    Posted March 5, 2015 at 10:12 am

    by Rebecca French Smith

    When you’re young, birthdays are for presents, but as you get older, they become more about reflection. Even so, there are always aspects to get excited about. Celebrating its 100th birthday this month, Missouri Farm Bureau (MFB) has

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    USDA gves one-time deadline extension

    Posted March 5, 2015 at 10:10 am

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Feb. 27 that a one-time extension will be provided to producers for the new safety-net programs established by the 2014 Farm Bill, known as Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC). The final day to update yield history or

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    Savvy Senior®

    Posted March 5, 2015 at 9:50 am

    Do you need to file a tax return in 2015?

    Dear Savvy Senior

    What are the IRS income tax filing requirements for retirees this tax season? I didn’t have to file last year, but I picked up a

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    Tips for understanding Medicare

    Posted March 5, 2015 at 9:49 am

    If you’re 65 or older, you probably know how important Medicare is to your health, wellness and bottom line. While the Annual Enrollment Period is over, the off-season is a good time to learn more.

    According to Herb Fritch, president of Cigna-HealthSpring,

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    Lawmakers urged to raise speed on rural highways

    Posted February 26, 2015 at 11:16 am

    By Cyril Victor Joseph

    Speed limits on highways across Missouri would increase under legislation heard by a legislative committee. The House Transportation Committee heard testimony Tuesday, Feb. 17, about a bill that would raise the speed limit from 70 miles-per-hour to 75

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    Winter Weather Delays Session on Monday

    Posted February 26, 2015 at 11:11 am

    The Senate started a day later than normal after winter weather cancelled our Monday session. This time of year, it’s always better to be safe than sorry when the weather turns bad. I would also like to remind everyone

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News Archived

    Absentee voting begins

    Absentee voting for the April 7, 2015, General Municipal Election began Feb. 24, 2015. You may vote absentee in the Cedar County Clerk’s Office, Room 3,

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