R-II invited to apply for $850,000 grant

Posted April 17, 2014 at 9:34 am

During the Thursday, April 10, meeting where the El Dorado Springs R-II board was licking its wounds over another sound defeat at the polls for a school bond issue, the board got a surprise announcement from Supt. Mark Koca that the Kaysinger Regional Planning Commission had approached him the day before the meeting with a proposal that KBPC write a grant application for a federal grant to build a structure to teach early childhood development.

KBRPC said that last year, it wrote a grant like this for the Calhoun school district thinking nothing would come of it. Calhoun got an $852,000 grant.

The application limit is $1 million. From there, it gets a little complicated. The City of El Dorado Springs would have to conduct a hearing, which it is willing to do. A non-profit group would own

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    Can you dig it?

    Posted April 17, 2014 at 9:33 am

    THE HOLE THING – The long awaited flooring project at the Wayside Inn Museum got underway on Monday, April 14, when Paul

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    Parents As Teachers coordinator addresses R-II Board

    Posted April 17, 2014 at 9:31 am

    ‘Children learn the most from those they love the most’

    Debbie Wills believes in her job as the Parents As Teachers coordinator for the El Dorado Springs R-II School and in the necessity of parents being their child’s teacher. She communicated that

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    Easter Egg hunts

    Posted April 17, 2014 at 9:22 am

    Thursday, April 17
    5:30 p.m.

    CCMH Easter Egg Hunt
    Saturday, April 19
    7 – 9:30 a.m.

    Annual Pancake Breakfast

    Civic Center Banquet Room

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    Tip from Facebook leads to arrest

    Posted April 17, 2014 at 9:19 am

    by Kyle Ewing

    On Friday, March 28, Kyle Ewing, 22, El Dorado Springs, was arrested after a tip was received from a Facebook post in reference to information being sought on a vehicle possibly involved in thefts at two vacant homes owned

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    Burglary at Dains Fish Farm under investigation

    Posted April 17, 2014 at 9:18 am

    On Saturday, April 12, 2014, at 7:29 a.m. a deputy responded to Dains Fish Farm on SW Hwy. H, Schell City, in reference to a burglary.

    Robert Dains reported ammunition, cash from register, several rolls of change and a computer and monitor

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    The nose knows

    Posted December 5, 2013 at 10:20 am

    RUDOLPH SAVES THE DAY AND CHRISTMAS – A reproduction of the 1964 classic tale, “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer” will entertain theatre patrons of all ages this weekend. Performances are scheduled for 7 p.m.

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    EDS in the WSJ

    Posted April 20, 2014 at 2:58 am

    YOUR FRIENDS WILL FIND OUT – Jim Dale Fast was surprised when he opened a letter he received from his old friend, Tim D’Amico, of Finksburg, MD, last week. In

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    Alleged kidnappers to face day in court

    Posted April 20, 2014 at 2:58 am

    Two Southwest Missouri men are scheduled for pre-trial conferences in New Jersey in a couple of weeks on four-year-old kidnapping charges.

    Doug Stangeland, Nevada, and Lonnie Swarnes, Rich Hill, are charged with kidnapping a man at his Newton, NJ, business in January

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    Nevada sex offender pleads guilty

    Posted April 20, 2014 at 2:58 am

    Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Nevada man who is a registered sex offender pleaded guilty in federal court today to receiving and distributing child pornography over the Internet.

    David Lee Knowles, 55, Nevada,

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    Two men sentenced for $2 million fraud scheme

    Posted April 20, 2014 at 2:58 am

    Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that two men were sentenced in federal court Monday,. March 24, for their roles in a $2 million scheme to defraud Cargill, Inc. by creating fictitious scale tickets for loads of corn that were

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    Needs still remain

    Posted April 20, 2014 at 2:58 am

    Superintendent Mark Koca

    Once again, we are disappointed that we have not managed to make our case to the voters for additional facilities. However, our needs still remain so we will continue to work with the patrons of

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    Stump Ford Bridge out

    Posted April 20, 2014 at 2:58 am

    TREE FALLS ON BRIDGE – When the Sun checked in with the Cedar County Commission on Monday, Northern Commissioner Don Boultinghouse reported that a county bridge “fell today.”

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    Jay Farris to be inducted into Hall of Fame

    Posted April 17, 2014 at 11:24 am

    We are excited to announce the inaugural Missouri Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame Weekend in Springfield, Missouri on April 26 and 27. For the first time the Hall of Fame induction ceremony, Academic All-State banquet, and Missouri Challenge showcasing top seniors from throughout Missouri will

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    Wrestling awards

    Posted April 17, 2014 at 11:19 am

     

    TOP WINNERS – (from left) Gage Miller – Big Heart Award, Landon Leonard – Most Improved, Matt Thurman – Grinder Award and Hayden Harper – Take Down Machine and King Pin. Harper was also a

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    Time to get ready for soccer season

    Posted April 17, 2014 at 11:03 am

    So we have finally made it to the time of year when many begin to look forward to the end of the school year and the beginning of the new sports seasons. The El Dorado Springs

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    Baseball Stats

    Posted April 17, 2014 at 10:26 am

    El Dorado Springs vs. Clinton

    James Dubois did all he could to give the El Dorado Springs Bulldogs a boost, but it wasn’t enough to get past Clinton, as the Bulldogs lost 9-6 in seven innings at Clinton Tournament

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    ECS TRACK TEAM COMPETES IN PRACTICE MEET

    Posted April 10, 2014 at 12:28 pm

    The El Dorado Christian track team traveled to Lone Jack, on Saturday, March 29. The Buffalos competed against several schools at the practice meet. The team consists of elementary, junior high and high school. Those pictured: (front

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    El Dorado Springs @ Pleasant Hope

    Posted April 10, 2014 at 12:27 pm

    Spencer Young powered the El Dorado Springs Bulldogs Varsity at the plate and on the bump Tuesday, willing the El Dorado Springs Bulldogs Varsity to a 9-5 victory over Pleasant Hope. Spencer got on base three times in the game for the El Dorado Springs Bulldogs

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    ElDo Springs JV @ Pleasant Hope

    Posted April 10, 2014 at 12:26 pm

    The El Dorado Springs Bulldogs JV fell 9-8 to Pleasant Hope JV in five innings on Tuesday at Pleasant Hope despite racking up seven hits and eight runs.

    Jacob Holder racked up four RBIs on two hits for the El Dorado Springs

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    El Dorado Springs @ Bronaugh

    Posted April 10, 2014 at 12:24 pm

    The El Dorado Springs Bulldogs Varsity rolled over Bronaugh 15-5 on Monday at Bronaugh after an eight-run rally in the third inning.

    Riley Boyd racked up four RBIs on three hits for the El Dorado Springs Bulldogs Varsity. He homered in the

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    SENIOR PLAYERS

    Posted April 10, 2014 at 12:22 pm

    The El Dorado Springs Baseball Bulldogs senior players for the 2014 season are – #7 Utility Player James Dubois, #23 Pitcher and 1st Baseman Tanner Widener, #15 Catcher Robert Keith and #6 Outfielder Matt Hackleman. Center of

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    Middle School track competes in Butler

    Posted April 10, 2014 at 12:19 pm

    The El Dorado Springs Middle School track team competed on April 1 for the first time at Butler. The Butler Relay was an all relay meet as individual track athletes were teamed up with two or three of their teammates to compete in each event. Additional

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    Senate passes bill to establish Israel trade office

    Posted April 17, 2014 at 11:48 am

    Sen. Mike Parson, R-Bolivar, announced Thursday, April 9, that the Missouri State Senate passed Senate Bill 812 by a vote of 32-0. Senate Bill 812 directs the Missouri Department of Economic Development to establish a trade office in Israel for the purpose of promoting trade and

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    Committee created to study Common Core

    Posted April 17, 2014 at 11:43 am

    My Fellow Missourians,

    On my way to Jefferson City, I stopped by the Hickory County Health Department. The County Health Sanatorium and I discussed my HB 1728, which will clarify that County Commissioners and County

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    What a Savior

    Posted April 17, 2014 at 10:10 am

    Pastor David Woods, Herriman Chapel

    He was despised and rejected by men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief; and as one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not (Isaiah 53:3, ESV).

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    10 easy ways to help save our planet

    Posted April 17, 2014 at 10:02 am

    1.Compost your garbage.

    Biodegradable waste, such as food scraps and yard clippings comprise about 25 percent of landfills. Compost at home and nurture your garden.

    2.Reduce your carbon footprint.

    Leaving

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    Savvy Senior®

    Posted April 17, 2014 at 9:46 am

    Personal sound amplification products can help seniors hear better

    Dear Savvy Senior,

    What types of amplification products can you recommend to help people with hearing impairment? My 62-year-old husband has some hearing issues, but doesn’t think he needs

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