Auction, chili feed at Christian School Nov. 6

Posted October 23, 2014 at 3:47 pm

The annual El Dorado Christian School Auction will be Thursday, Nov. 6, in the Christian School Gym, 1600 S. Ohio in El Dorado Springs.

The evening will begin with a chili and soup supper from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Cost is $6.50 for adults and $3.50 for children 10 and under. There will be entertainment for your listening pleasure at 5:40.

A benefit auction will follow at 6:30 p.m. with items donated by school patrons and area businesses. Items will include homemade baked goods, gift certificates, new products, collectibles, gift baskets and items made by classes at ECS.

A complete sale bill will be posted at the school and at various businesses in El Dorado Springs. Everyone is invited to attend. Your support of our school is greatly appreciated.

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    Class of 1943

    71st YEAR CLASS REUNION – Members of the EHS Class of 1943 held their class reunion Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, at Pogo’s Pizza. Those who attended were (front row, from left) Evelyn (Dennis) Harvey, Erma Jean Walden, Betty (Timmons) Gordon, Helen (Shellhorn) Wolf, Pauline (Julian) Hlavacek and Beverly (Allen) Bearden; (back row, from left) Lester Englund, Emily (Bybee) Farmer, Jim Conner, Gene Lowe, Bob Bishop and Gene Dale.

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    Councilmen Mayor Brad True, Jim Luster, Gene Floyd Randy Bland and Jerry Baldwin were present at the Monday, Oct. 13, meeting as were City Manager Bruce Rogers and City Clerk Lisa Allison.

    The restaurant is the building formerly occupied by Rusty Jug. Rogers said the State always wants an indication of what the city intends to do before granting a

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    Mr. David had been reported missing since Sept. 19, at approximately 5:30 p.m., when Marine Operations Troopers of the Missouri State Highway Patrol were called to an unoccupied boat running in circles in the middle of Stockton Lake near Ruark Bluff.

    Once recovered, the body was released

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    New interchange open at Osceola

    MoDOT was scheduled to open the new Hwy. 13/82 interchange highways at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7.

    Construction began in January to replace the at-grade intersection with a new interchange over Hwy. 13.

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    CCMH and Cedar County Ambulances ready

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    Dixie Flynn, director of nursing at Cedar County Memorial Hospital, said, “Basically the enterovirus presents just like any other virus.”

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    Vernon County Sheriff Jason Mosher said off duty deputies were called out to assist with

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    2014 Bulldog football royalty

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    Collins man arrested on felony assault charge

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    Posted October 23, 2014 at 2:39 pm

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    Posted October 23, 2014 at 2:27 pm

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    Adrian rallies late to top Buldogs 39-36

    Posted October 23, 2014 at 2:12 pm

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    After a set from Kinli Simmons (2), Megan Chism spikes the ball as teammates Rachel Bush (12) and Olivia Hallford (24) get ready for whatever comes next. Photo by Alissa Steward.

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    Posted October 23, 2014 at 2:03 pm

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    Strafford Indians get past Bulldogs 21-8

    Posted October 16, 2014 at 12:31 pm

    The Strafford Indians remained undefeated on Friday night by edging past the El Dorado Springs Bulldogs 21-8.

    The Indians began the game by kicking the ball off to the Bulldogs, where Lance Molz returned the ball 49 yards to the Strafford 46-yard line. Despite a 7-yard gain by Kason Schwalm on

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    Posted October 16, 2014 at 10:32 am

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    Posted October 16, 2014 at 10:20 am

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    Megan Chism led the team in kills with eight, aces with four and solo blocks with four. Kameron Schaaf added six kills, and Kinli Simmons and Rachel Bush each had three.

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    Posted October 16, 2014 at 10:12 am

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    The good, the bad and the ugly

    Posted October 23, 2014 at 3:39 pm

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    Posted October 23, 2014 at 3:09 pm

    By: Rusty Wright

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    Timing is everything

    Posted October 23, 2014 at 3:07 pm

    by Rebecca French Smith

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    Posted October 23, 2014 at 1:51 pm

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    Posted October 16, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    October’s most famous squash is also its most versatile according to Dr. Pam Duitsman, a nutrition and health education specialist with University of Missouri Extension.

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