“Duke” it out every Tuesday in July

Posted July 2, 2015 at 10:36 am

The Opera House Theatre will offer a free John Wayne movie at 7 p.m. every Tuesday evening in July. Admission is a canned good to be donated to the local food pantry. Wayne was know as the Duke.

The line-up is as follows:

July 7 – True Grit –Wayne’s Oscar-winning run as aged Sheriff Rooster Cogburn finds him trekking into Indian territory to avenge a man’s death.

July 14 – Rio Bravo – The Duke and Dean Martin are the pair of old friends at the heart of the Howard Hawks hit, in which they tussle with a local lawbreaker.

July 21 – She Wore a Yellow Ribbon – This meditative Western finds Wayne portraying a war hero struggling with his impending retirement.

July 28

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    Hooked for life

    FIRST FISH – Maverick Peterson, age 3, caught his first fish on Saturday, June 6, at the Kids Fishing Day at the Eagles’ Lake. Lynn McClaughry, the El Dorado Springs Parents As Teachers director, organized the event with help from the Missouri Department of Conservation which loaned the rods and reels, R&R Sporting & Tackle which donated the bait and the Eagles which loaned the use of their lake and more than willing fish. WalMart and Woods Supremarket donated food and refreshments. The

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    Commissioners discuss prisoner health care

    Health care for prisoners in the Cedar County Jail was the main topic of discussion at the weekly meeting of the Cedar County Commission on Monday, June 22,

    Cedar County Clerk Peggy Kenney said that the commissioners are looking at saving money by contracting with a local doctor to provide those medical needs.

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    A Vernon County resident is in custody after deputies made a traffic stop just outside of Sheldon Tuesday afternoon, June 9. According to court records, a felony warrant has been issued for Thomas D Shelton, 59, of Hume for possession with intent to distribute, a B felony.

    According to a press release from the Vernon County Sheriff’s office, Shelton was the target of an investigation being conducted by the Sheriff’s Office and was being followed by undercover agents with the CNET Drug Task

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    Weather hampers ElDo Special Road

    Weather is affecting his work schedule Carl Swager told the commissioners of the El Dorado Springs Special Road District at their meeting Tuesday, June 23, in the district headquarters on South First Street.

    All commissioners were present: Lalan Cole – presiding, Mike Bush and Ron Swopes. Bookkeeper Linda Breeden was present.

    The commissioners said that Swager is mowing when it is raining and patching holes when it is not. Swager said he sprays right-of-way when the wind is not blowing.

    The commissioners and Swager

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    One hour in poverty

    IT CONSUMES YOUR LIFE – Sylvia Ackley, Kelly Delk and Gina Ensor, members of the “Olson family,” review instructions and the revenue and expenses for their family situation before the start of the Poverty Simulation held last Thursday, June 18, in City Hall in El Dorado Springs.

    A whistle blew and for the next hour the lives of the members of the four family groups were consumed with trying to make ends meet with insufficient or

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    Carnival wrist bands available for all three nights

    The Picnic Committee and Pride Amusements, Inc., are offering three nights of carnival wrist bands for the 134th Annual El Dorado Springs Picnic July 16-18.

    Wristband tickets for each night may be purchased for $20 in advance from City Hall during regular business hours beginning Monday, July 13, until Friday, July 17. Cash only will be accepted. Wristband tickets may also be purchased at the carnival ticket booths for $22 per night. Single tickets are also available at the ticket booths to be purchased.

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    Fastest 200 in the state

    LANCE MOLZ IS STATE CHAMPION – El Dorado Springs Bulldog sprinter Lance Molz is now officially the fastest man in the state in the Class 3 200-meter dash. On a bad weather day, he finished the course in 21.99 seconds just a little off his personal best time of 21.87. He said he was behind one opponent about five meters at 100 meters in the race then caught and passed him

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    St. Clair County Hwy. D Bridge to close

    The Missouri Hwy. D bridge three miles west of Hwy. 13 near Lowry City in St. Clair County will be closed for up to 46 calendar days beginning the week of June 22 (this bridge was originally scheduled to close the following week).

    Contractor crews will replace the bridge deck or driving surface.

    Signs and message boards will alert drivers to these bridge closings. Drivers will need to find alternate routes around the work zones.

    Weather and/or construction delays will alter the work schedule.

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    Register for Picnic Talent contest

    Judi Baldwin, Picnic secretary, will begin to accept registrations for the 2015 El Dorado Springs Picnic talent contest on July 5. Anyone wishing to enter the talent contest can do so by calling 417/876-2691.

    Auditions are not needed; however, advance registration is required. It is necessary to have each contestant’s name (first and last), age(s), what the talent is, name of music or song and a contact telephone number. Songs will not be repeated, so you must register your song and if you change your song, you must contact Judi to

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    Talking Common Sense

    PARSON ADDRESSES CONSERVATION GROUP – State Senator Mike Parson was the guest speaker at the El Dorado Springs Common Sense Conservation meeting on Monday, June 8. The Senator, who is running for governor of the State of Missouri, shared his experiences over his 11 years in Jeff City (six years as a representative and five years as a senator).

    Grizzly Volleyball team, 2 players receive academic honors from NJCAA

    Posted July 2, 2015 at 10:28 am

    The 2014 Missouri State University-West Plains Grizzly Volleyball team, sophomore defensive specialist Kaili Simmons, El Dorado Springs, and sophomore setter Brianna Zebert, Pierce City, recently received academic honors from the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA).

    The team was named one of

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    ECS Buffalo Basketball Camp teams

    Posted June 18, 2015 at 9:36 am

    ECS PURPLE TEAM – Coach Tim Scott, hosted a Jr. Buffalo Basketball Camp for grades second through sixth on Wednesday and Thursday, June 3 and 4. Junior Rachel Jones and Sophomore Mindy Harper

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    ElDo benefit golf tournament

    Posted June 18, 2015 at 9:30 am

    HEAD ‘EM UP, MOVE ‘EM OUT – After the 22 teams of three members each, signed up for the benefit tournament for the El Dorado Springs football program on

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    Posted June 12, 2015 at 11:10 am

    Assistant Bulldog Football Coach Jeremy Barger was putting away football gear Monday that the team used at a football camp last weekend. Coach Derek Scroggins told the Sun that his team performed very well at the camp beating

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    Final line-up: Lions All-Star Twin Classic

    Posted June 12, 2015 at 11:08 am

    The Lions Clubs of Missouri District 26-M6 invite you to help them celebrate their 36th annual Lions All-Star Twin Classic Basketball Games. The games will be played on Saturday, June 13, in the Neosho High School Gymnasium. The girls are scheduled to tip-off at 6:30 p.

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    Hedrick excels in All-Star Game

    Posted June 12, 2015 at 11:08 am

    Colten Hedrick, standout defensive lineman for the El Dorado Springs Buldogs, was nominated for the Sertoma All-Star game by Head Coach Derek Scroggins.

    Colten had a blast in the weekend game in which he played defensive end.


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    Posted June 12, 2015 at 11:07 am

    is the goal of the summer weights program for Bulldog athletes and a few students who are doing it for a grade. The athletes are showing their motivation by getting up for either a 6 or 7

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    Track awards bestowed

    Posted June 12, 2015 at 11:03 am

    by Coach Brian Goatley

    On Thursday, June 4, the El Dorado Springs High School track team had its awards ceremony for the 2015 season.

    This year, the El Dorado Springs track team ended up moving up to Class

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    Posted June 12, 2015 at 11:00 am

    Eleven athletes from the El Dorado Christian School track team placed in top positions at the 2015 National Christian Triathlon/Pentathlon at Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar. Age 12 and under participant’s competed in the

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    For Fastrack Award

    Posted July 2, 2015 at 11:03 am

    The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry is calling for nominations for its 2015 Fast Track Awards, a program designed to recognize Missouri’s fastest growing companies.

    The Missouri company’s revenue growth over the last four years. Past Missouri Chamber Fast Track award

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    Hartzler launches informational webpage

    Posted July 2, 2015 at 10:59 am

    The confusion regarding Trade promotion Authority (TPA) and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) was compounded last week with a convoluted series of votes taken in the House on Friday, June 12. To mitigate this confusion, Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (R-Mo.) has launched a website, Setting the Record Straight

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    Hartzler: 'Ruling bolsters a bad law'

    Posted July 2, 2015 at 10:50 am

    Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (R-Mo.) released the following statement in regards to the June 25 Supreme Court ruling in the King v. Burwell case:

    “Obamacare has been a disaster since its inception. This ruling does nothing to help the American people get out

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    Body image in children crucial

    Posted July 2, 2015 at 10:49 am

    Children are developing concerns with weight at younger ages now, more than ever before according to Janie Emery, 4-H youth development specialist with University of Missouri Extension.

    “Research shows that half of girls and one-third of boys as young as age six

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    Missouri AG sues EPA

    Posted July 2, 2015 at 10:48 am

    Statement by Blake Hurst, President of Missouri Farm Bureau, Regarding Today’s Announcement of Koster’s Lawsuit against EPA.

    “We applaud Attorney General Koster for filing this lawsuit against EPA and hope the courts will act quickly to halt implementation of the WOTUS rule

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    Savvy Senior®

    Posted July 2, 2015 at 10:09 am

    Helping seniors learn new technology

    Dear Savvy Senior

    What teaching resources can you recommend to help seniors learn how to use computers, tablets and smartphone devices? At age 72, I am interested in joining the technology revolution so

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    3 costly mistakes baby boomers make with Medicare

    Posted July 2, 2015 at 10:07 am

    Each day, thousands of people in the U.S. turn 65, and they’re faced with making choices about the Medicare program. Unfortunately, many people’s missteps mean they end up paying too much for healthcare coverage.

    “A study published by Health Affairs, a peer-reviewed

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News Archived

    Catch and release

    The frog jumping contest will begin at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, July 16, and the turtle race will begin at 9:30 a.m. Friday, July 17 – both

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