Memorial Day services

Posted May 21, 2015 at 9:44 am

Virgil City Cemetery will host a Memorial Day service at 10 a.m. Monday, May 25, with the Stockton VFW conducting the ceremony.

Green Lawn Cemetery Memorial Day service, Schell City – 11 a.m. Monday, May 25. Everyone welcome – Please bring your lawn chairs.

Once again VFW Post 257 will conduct a Memorial Day ceremony in the El Dorado Springs City Cemetery beginning at 11 a.m. Monday, May 25. The public is invited.

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    10 simple questions

    PARSON TO RUN FOR GOVERNOR – State Senator Mike Parson along with his wife, Teresa, announced on Apr. 30, that we would seek the Republican nomination for Governor of the state of Missouri. In a speech at the Bolivar High School in Polk County Parson gave a brief outline of his plans and concluded with 10 questions:

    Do you want a governor who started out on a small farm with a humble beginning?

    Do you want a

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    Another successful FFA banquet

    Some 220 FFA members, family members and guests filled the El Dorado Springs R-II High School Gym Thursdayt evening, May 7, to enjoy the 2015 FFA Chapter banquet. The meal was provided by Chicken Annie’s and the desserts were made by the Eldo FCCLA.

    Retiring Advisor Courtney Poirot said, “Students seemed to be a little more emotional this year as they said goodbye to both advisors. (Advisors were a little emotional, too, she said.)”

    This year the identity of the new officers was kept secret until each name

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    NEW STATE DEGREES – State degree recipients from left: Morgan Sumner, Colby Charles and Shelby Barger.

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    CLOSING NOTES CLOSE – Monday evening, soon to retire EHS Choir Director Ron Alumbaugh conducted his last home choir concerts before a packed High School gym after 31 years in the position, 28 of them in El Dorado Springs. He was surprised when about 45 of his alums showed up to sing his traveling song, ‘Somebody’s Prayin’.” After Baccalaureate Wednesday and directing the Junior High choir as they open Friday for Legends in Concert in Branson, he will direct the choir at

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    Attend National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day dinner

    The El Dorado Springs Chamber of Commerce and the Ministerial Alliance will host a National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day (L.E.A.D.) dinner beginning at 7 p.m. Friday, May 15.

    The public is invited to the dinner in the First Baptist Church Family Life Center to celebrate local law enforcement officers of the El Dorado Springs Police Department and the Cedar County Sheriff’s Department. The featured guest speaker will be Captain James Farrell from the Greene County Sheriff’s Office. Donations will be accepted for

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    Thanks for the memories

    by Ron Alumbaugh

    It was on the beach in Florida in March 2001 when I realized that with the help, love, encouragement and the blessing of some very talented high school students that the choir at El Dorado Springs had returned and grown from one boy and 13 girls in the select audition choir to a proud organization with even enough guys and supporting dads that we could put together two teams for a game of football on the beach. What fun! What wonderful memories, and what a world of education for

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    Getting along swimmingly

    NORTHEAST VERNON COUNTY HOLDS PROM – “Under the Sea” was the theme for the Northeast Vernon County Prom held Apr. 25, 2015, in the high school gymnasium. The junior class hosted the prom.

    The night started out with a prom dinner from 4:30 to 5:50. All juniors, seniors and their guests were invited to attend. Cheryl Bogardus and Donna Davidson prepared the meal for the guests. Emma Pritchett and Madison Asbury served the

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    Car show coming

    PLAN NOW TO ATTEND – The 22nd Annual 54 Cruisers Car show is scheduled for Saturday, May 9, in downtown El Dorado Springs – rain or shine.

    The show will feature 17 classes, door prizes, raffles, 50/50 pot, concessions by the El Dorado Springs Christian School, DJ, awards for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each category and $100 cash for Best of Show.

    The auction will begin at 1 p.m. and feature a Queen sized

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    ElDo man charged with incest

    On Apr. 28, officers of the El Dorado Springs Police Department, investigators with the Department of Family Services and the State Technical Assistance Team began an investigation of alleged sexual abuse of a child. On April 29, 2015, the investigation resulted in the arrest of Aaron M. Anderson, 29, El Dorado Springs, for the probable cause of Five (5) Counts of Statutory Sodomy, Five (5) Counts of Child Molestation First Degree and Five (5) Counts of Incest. Investigators completed a probable cause statement for these charges.

    Cedar County Prosecutor Ty Gaither only

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    Parson announces candidacy for Missouri Governor

    Sen. Mike Parson, R, Bolivar, will seek the Republican nomination for Governor of Missouri. On Thursday, April 30, Parson publicly declared his candidacy at a press conference held in Bolivar. More than 600 people attended the press conference and rally.

    “I have based my decisions on common sense and the kind of values that my father and mother raised me with as I grew up on our family farm, the kind of principles this community instilled in me as I saw good, hardworking people working together to help one another,” Parson said.

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    Class 3 District 7 track highlights

    Posted May 21, 2015 at 9:29 am

    by Coach Josh Smith

    On Saturday, May 16, the El Dorado Springs track team traveled to Clinton for the district track meet. MSHSAA reassigned the class sizes this year and broke track up into five classes instead of four. El Dorado Springs

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    Posted May 21, 2015 at 9:28 am

    El Dorado Christian Lady Buffalo’s traveled to Johnson County Community College on Friday, May 8, to compete in the 2015 ISAAC Track meet. The ladies scored a total of 123 team points, 80 of which were

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    Posted May 21, 2015 at 9:27 am

    Thirteen tired guys gave it their all at the 2015 ISAAC Track Finals early Friday morning, May 8. This being their 4th track meet in seven days, the Buffalo’s dug deep and brought home the 1st

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    Baseball Districts @ Clever

    Posted May 21, 2015 at 9:14 am

    1st Round vs. Ash Grove

    The El Dorado Springs Bulldogs beat Ash Grove 5-0 in seven innings on Friday at Clever behind Riley Boyd, who went 2-3. He singled in the second and third innings. Ash Grove couldn’t get anything going so

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    Bulldogs survive Lamar rally

    Posted May 21, 2015 at 9:13 am

    2nd Round vs. Lamar (Ranked #1 and undefeated)

    Lamar was never able to get over the hump and overcome its troubles against the El Dorado Springs Bulldogs on Monday, as Lamar fell 4-3 at Clever after falling behind by four runs in

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    Bulldogs lose district championship to Stockton

    Posted May 21, 2015 at 9:04 am

    After beating the No. 1 ranked Class 3 in the state on Monday, the El Dorado Springs Bulldogs had an off day on Tuesday in the District 12 championship game against Stockton in Clever losing 9-0.

    Bulldog Head Coach Jarrod Mays said

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    Baseball stats for May 4-11

    Posted May 14, 2015 at 10:19 am

    vs. Bronaugh

    On Monday, May 4, the El Dorado Springs Bulldogs hosted Bronaugh and came away with a 21-2 win. The Bulldogs pounded out 14 hits on the night, led by Kaiden Simmons, who was 3-4 with 4 RBI’s. Ethan Dubois and

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    Middle School track concludes season

    Posted May 14, 2015 at 10:16 am

    The El Dorado Springs Middle School track team concluded their season at Nevada on May 5.

    For the 8th grade boys, Shelby McKinney finished first in the discus and third in the shot put. Tristin Reed finished third in the discus. Keilan

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    Posted May 14, 2015 at 10:16 am

    Kaili Simmons, right, El Dorado Springs, was named the Outstanding Volleyball Student Athlete of the Year during Missouri State University-West Plains’ annual Celebration of Leaders student awards ceremony Apr. 16 at the West Plains Civic Center.

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    Posted May 14, 2015 at 10:14 am

    ECS Head Coaches, Mike and Cammie Housh took four members of their varsity track team to the 2nd annual Bearcat Classic on Wednesday, Apr. 29. Senior Daniel King placed 7th in the 400 m and 8th

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    Regular session ends

    Posted May 21, 2015 at 10:15 am

    The First Regular Session of the 98th General Assembly ended on Friday, May 15, 2015. What started out as a relatively calm return to the Capital City, ended in a flurry of turmoil and gridlock. However, many important pieces

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    Hartzler, House Approve FY16 Defense Bill

    Posted May 21, 2015 at 10:14 am

    Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (MO-4) and the House have approved the FY 2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to fund America’s national defense and to provide our men and women in uniform with the resources they

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    Love note from Jefferson City

    Posted May 21, 2015 at 10:14 am

    My Fellow Missourians,

    My In-District Day on Friday, May 8, started at the Osceola Elementary School. I got to talk to 3rd graders about my experience attending a one-room school for my elementary grades. Also, presented

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    Missouri House Republicans pick next House speaker

    Posted May 21, 2015 at 10:12 am

    by MDN Staff

    Rep. Todd Richardson, R-Poplar Bluff, was elected Friday, May 15, as the new speaker of the Missouri House just minutes after now-former House Speaker John Diehl, R-St. Louis County, resigned.

    Diehl resigned after The Kansas

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    Savvy Senior®

    Posted May 21, 2015 at 8:51 am

    How to search for lost pension money

    Dear Savvy Senior

    What tips can you offer for tracking down a lost pension from a previous employer?

    About to Retire


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    Love Note from Jefferson City

    Posted May 14, 2015 at 11:33 am

    By Rep. Warren Love

    I spent most of my Friday In-District Day looking at bridges in my district with MoDOT Engineer Darin Hamelink. There are 10,400 total bridges on the state system and there are 591 bridges

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    Savvy Senior®

    Posted May 14, 2015 at 9:06 am

    Home improvement assistance programs for seniors

    Dear Savvy Senior,

    Do you know of any financial assistance programs or other resources that can help seniors with home improvement projects? I would like to help my 86-year-old father make a

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