R-II Board hears about Bright Futures

Posted July 17, 2014 at 10:46 am

At its Thursday, July 10, regular meeting, the El Dorado Springs R-II School Board heard an inspiring presentation from Dawn Thurlo, Fugate Motors, and Michelle Lester, Joplin, about Bright Futures USA, a program to help students have success.

Bright Futures started in Joplin and had spread to four states and 23 school districts. It has served over 95,000 students.

The goal of the program is simple: fulfill a student’s individual need within 24 hours. It does this without any tax dollars or government involvement.

The biggest problem in Joplin at that time, Ms. Lester said, was failure of students to graduate. After Bright Futures was started, the graduation rate is up 11.5%.

When a student need is discovered, for example the young man who needed a $75 pair of size

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    The boys are back in town

    Posted July 17, 2014 at 10:43 am

    The EHS Class of 1969 has some special visitors entertaining at its 45th reunion this year.

    Tom Tough, Nick Sibley and Neil Parks (all EHS Alumni) will be in ElDo at the Leeper Center on Saturday, July 19, playing old time rock

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    Three nights of carnival wristbands

    Posted July 17, 2014 at 10:35 am

    The Picnic Committee and Pride Amusements, Inc. are offering three nights of carnival wristbands for the 133rd Annual El Dorado Springs Picnic. Wrist band tickets for each night may be purchased for $20 in advance from City Hall during regular business hours beginning Monday, July 14.

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    Q and A with judicial candidates

    Posted July 17, 2014 at 10:33 am

    Cedar County Prosecutor candidates Ty Gaither and Reggie Breshears and Associate Circuit Judge candidates Tom Pyle and Rick Pohlsander will be in the Park at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 26, to answer questions from the public.

    Everyone is invited to

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    Discover More on 54

    Posted July 17, 2014 at 10:32 am

    Missouri State Representative Warren Love (R-Osceola) released the following statement following Governor Jay Nixon’s approval of omnibus legislation that renames several portions of highways in Missouri:

    “I am pleased that

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    Baby Contest 2014

    Posted July 17, 2014 at 10:31 am

    The Park near the Sunderwirth Bandstand will be the place to be to register your babies for the Baby Contest on Saturday, July 19, at the 2014 El Dorado Springs Picnic

    Registration will begin at 8 a.m. and will close at

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    Gone

    Posted July 11, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    20’s ERA APARTMENTS BITE THE DUST – The South Main Apartments at 421 South Main kept their long overdue appointment with a track hoe on Tuesday, July 8. By 2

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    Youth Fair royalty

    Posted July 22, 2014 at 8:30 am

    LAND O LAKES YOUTH FAIR CROWNS ROYALTY – On Tuesday evening, July 8, the Land O Lakes Youth Fair crowned its royalty who will reign over the 2014 LOL

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    Local photographers invited to expo

    Posted July 22, 2014 at 8:30 am

    The Wayside Inn Museum and the El Dorado Springs Picnic Committee would like to announce its 2nd Annual Picnic Photo Expo.

    The Picnic Photo Expo is an opportunity for you to share, visually, your talent of

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    Owners to demolish unsafe structures

    Posted July 22, 2014 at 8:30 am

    El Dorado Springs City Manager Bruce Rogers informed the council at their regular meeting on Monday, July 7, that several demolition permits had been issued for unsafe structures in El Dorado Springs and that demolitions of some of the structures would begin on Tuesday.

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    Picnic rules and regulations

    Posted July 22, 2014 at 8:30 am

    By Jarrod D. Schiereck Chief of Police

    Once more it is Picnic time again, in fact the 133th Annual Picnic. Each year we pause to remember day’s gone bye, renew old friendships, meet new friends, have some school class reunions and enjoy

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    Double murder suicide in rural Vernon County

    Posted July 22, 2014 at 8:30 am

    The Vernon County Sheriff’s Office has ruled the deaths of three people at a rural home just south of Nevada as a double murder suicide.

    According to a press release issued early Monday, Sheriff Jason Mosher confirmed that his office responded to

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    Vernon County Special Response Team arrests two felons

    Posted July 22, 2014 at 8:30 am

     

    Two wanted felons were arrested early Wednesday morning after a search warrant was served in Nevada. According to a press release from the Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff’s Deputies, Nevada Police and members of the recently formed Vernon County Special Response Team, served a search warrant at a

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    Lottery winner

    Posted July 22, 2014 at 8:30 am

    Richard Archey, El Dorado Springs, won $1,000 in the Missouri Lottry Scratchers game.

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    80TH BIRTHDAY

    Posted July 17, 2014 at 1:42 pm

    Suzie Brown will celebrate her 80th birthday from 1 – 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 19, at the Bonnell Huff residence at 401 E. Golden in El Dorado Springs.

    Stop in and have some cake.

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    Food preservation class in Osceola July 19

    Posted July 17, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    There is nothing like home-grown canned green beans for dinner on a cold winter night. Better yet, how about a vegetable stew made from garden produce? Individuals participating in a University of Missouri Extension home food preservation class can learn to do that and much more.

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    Lady Bulldog softball camp July 22-22

    Posted July 17, 2014 at 11:45 am

    El Dorado Spring Head Softball Coach Jarrod Mays has announced a Lady Bulldog Softball Camp from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, July 21/22, on the High School Softball Field for all 7th – 12th graders who want to play softball in the fall.

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    ST. CLAIR CO. BANK UNDEFEATED

    Posted July 10, 2014 at 11:19 am

    - St. Clair County State Bank went undefeated with a 10-0 record in coach’s pitch in the El Dorado Springs Summer League. Pictured are (front row:) Dennis Lee, Gavin Hughey, Kaden Pulley, Sophia Bryson, Lincoln

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    VolleyDogs win quarter final

    Posted March 6, 2014 at 1:58 pm

    Lady Bulldogs beat Lafayette County 79-58 in their quarter final game Wednesday, March 5. This means they will play in the semi-final game in the Independence Center (Kansas City) at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 8. Great job girls! Keep it up!

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    Bulldogs compete in Clinton tournament

    Posted January 31, 2013 at 10:17 am

    JV PLAYS LIBERAL – On Saturday, the final game of the El Dorado Springs JV tournament was for third place pitting El Dorado Springs against Liberal. Here, Freshman Cody McNeece gets in close for a shot.

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    HITTING THE LINE

    Posted March 15, 2012 at 10:39 am

    - During the seniors vs. faculty game of the Hoops for Heart fundraiser game last Thursday night, Bulldog Assistant Football Coach Scott Svendson broke through for a lay-up. After trailing by one point at the

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    Improving Child Welfare

    Posted July 17, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    Good Day,

    I was pleased to take a step toward improving child welfare in our state and throughout the nation by hosting a Congressional Listening

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    Gov. vetoes two consumer lending bills

    Posted July 17, 2014 at 1:48 pm

    Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed two consumer-lending bills, saying that one bill does not provide true reform to payday lending and the other bill takes away the authority of local government to protect consumers.

    In vetoing Senate Bill 694, the Governor said the

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    Vision loss in the elderly

    Posted July 17, 2014 at 11:21 am

    by Faith Trussell, RN, BSN, Program Director, Senior Life Solutions

    Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of vision loss in the United States. AMD causes damage to the macula, a spot near the center of the retina that is needed

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    Savvy Senior®

    Posted July 17, 2014 at 11:16 am

    Ergonomic tools that can ease gardening pains

    Dear Savvy Senior,

    Can you recommend some good ergonomic gardening gear for seniors? My 72-year-old mother loves to work in the garden, but has been plagued by various gardening injuries this

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    Clearing up the facts about cataracts

    Posted July 17, 2014 at 11:16 am

    Cataract is one of the leading causes of blindness in the United States. Approximately 24.5 million Americans have the lens-clouding eye condition, and the incidence is set to grow by 50 percent by 2050, according to the National Eye Institute.

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    Protect retirement benefits if you are leaving your job

    Posted July 10, 2014 at 12:03 pm

    Any person that is suddenly unemployed or plans to leave their job for another position needs to be careful with any retirement benefits built up through their current employer according to Nellie Lamers, a family financial education specialist with University of Missouri Extension.

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    MU climatologist: A gentle June in Missouri

    Posted July 10, 2014 at 12:02 pm

    There were cool days and warm days, but overall June in Missouri was mild as milk.

    “When we look at the month as a whole, starting out cool the first half and a little bit warmer for the second half, it’s going

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    Voters Will Decide Fate of New Veterans Lottery Ticket

    Posted July 10, 2014 at 11:50 am

    The General Assembly gave its approval to numerous constitutional amendments that will go before voters this year. This gives Missourians a chance to decide several issues on the Aug. 5, 2014, ballot. With Independence Day approaching, I would like to highlight a measure that

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