R-II School District gets an ‘A’ on performance report

Posted September 18, 2014 at 8:52 am

El Dorado Springs R-2 School District earned an “A”. The 2014 Annual Performance Report has been released for the El Dorado Springs R-2 School District. The District earned 92.5% of the points possible on the Annual Performance Report which was an 11.1% increase from 2013.

Superintendent Mark Koca credited the focus of the entire staff on the significant improvement. The District improved in every area of the Annual Performance Report which was Academic Achievement, Subgroup Achievement, College and Career Readiness, Attendance and Graduation.

Dr. Theresa Christian reports that the District is “On Track” toward consideration for Accreditation with Distinction.

For further information about the Annual Performance Report and the academic achievements of the El Dorado Springs R-2 students, go to www.eldo.k12.mo.us and view the Annual Performance Report for 2014.

Dr.

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    Gunshot victim in Jopin hospital

    Posted September 18, 2014 at 8:51 am

    On Sept. 14, officers of the El Dorado Springs Police Department and deputies from the Cedar County Sheriff’s office responded to the 400 block of West Martin Street concerning a reported assault and careless and imprudent Driving. During this time, officers and deputies responded to Cedar

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    The stories it could tell

    Posted September 18, 2014 at 8:51 am

    THE REAL MARTHA CHAMBERS EMERGENCY HOSPITAL – The yellow cottage with the multi colored picket fence at 210 Hightower in El Dorado Springs sits quietly in the shade of large

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    EHS students beat state average on ACT

    Posted September 18, 2014 at 8:49 am

    The El Dorado Springs R-2 School District is proud to announce that the average score for students who took the ACT in 2014 was 22.1 which were higher than the State of Missouri average score of 21.8. Furthermore, students scored higher than the state average in

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    Constitution Week Sept 17 – 23

    Posted September 18, 2014 at 8:48 am

    The Daughters of the American Revolution are urging everyone to read or re-read the Constitution of the United States of America during the Week of Sept. 17 – 23.

    Constitution Week is the commemoration of America’s most important document. The US Constitution

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    Save the date

    Posted September 18, 2014 at 8:47 am

    Oct. 18 – Big Doins

    Third week in October only a month away

    The third weekend in October has traditionally been a busy time in downtown El Dorado Springs. This year is no exception with a couple of new

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    Bulldog Homecoming 2014

    Posted September 18, 2014 at 8:46 am

    It is time to prepare for the El Dorado Springs High School Homecoming. El Dorado Springs will host the Pierce City Eagles on Friday, Oct. 3. This year’s theme is “Eagle season is now open!”

    Bulldog fans are encouraged to wear red

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    TOPS Baked Potato Luncheon Sept. 18

    Posted September 18, 2014 at 8:46 am

    TOPS finalized its plans for the Baked Potato Luncheon on Thursday, Sept. 18, at the Lions Club Building. Tickets for $6 per person will be available at the door, same as last time.

    Serving will be from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.

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    Former deputy pleads guilty to statutory rape

    Posted September 18, 2014 at 8:45 am

    Former Cedar County Deputy Sheriff David Seibert pleaded guilty to one count of the class C felony of statutory rape in the second degree and two counts of the class A misdemeanor of furnishing alcohol to minors.

    He entered the guilty pleas

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    Molder murder case proceeds to circuit court

    Posted September 18, 2014 at 8:44 am

    The Honorable Dennis D. Reaves found on Monday, September 8, 2014, after a preliminary hearing, that there was probable cause to believe that Robert Molder purposefully and after deliberation killed his mother by shooting her with a pistol in September of 2013.

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    Colorado man snagged for spoonbill trafficking

    Posted September 22, 2014 at 3:34 pm

    Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced Aug. 20 that a Colorado man has pleaded guilty in federal court to illegally trafficking in paddlefish caviar after being caught in an undercover operation in the Warsaw

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    Leader of the pack

    Posted September 22, 2014 at 3:34 pm

    GRAND MARSHALL – Leva Loyd was named Grand Marshall of the 2014 Schell City Fall Festival parade during opening ceremonies Friday night. Emcee,

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    Ms. Reeves worked at Martha Chambers Hospital

    Posted September 22, 2014 at 3:34 pm

    By Vivian (Root) Reeves

    During my stay at the Chambers Nursing Home/Emergency Hospital, I remember the following.

    In March of 1946, Martha Chambers purchased the house at 210 Hightower, El Dorado Springs, MO. This house had 11 rooms, one bathroom and

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    Fill ‘er up

    Posted September 22, 2014 at 3:34 pm

    BOOT BLOCK RAISES MONEY FOR MDA – The traditional Labor Day Weekend Boot Block conducted by the El Dorado Springs Fire Department raised $1,991.08 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Twelve firemen

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    Correction on Dunfield suit ruling

    Posted September 22, 2014 at 3:34 pm

    The Sun incorrectly interpreted the ruling by Circuit Judge Tim Perigo on Friday, Aug. 29, after he heard arguments in Dustin Dunfield’s suit to be exempted from registering as a sex offender and his suit to have his 1996 felony finding of guilt for statutory rape

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    Storm scam alert hits El Dorado Springs

    Posted September 22, 2014 at 3:34 pm

    By Jarrod D. Schiereck, chief of police

    On Aug. 27, the El Dorado Springs Police Department received information about scams that are hitting the area, due to the severe weather event of Aug. 26. A caller will indicate that he/she is a

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    On the right Rhoad

    Posted September 22, 2014 at 3:34 pm

    100 YEARS OLD – Georgia Audrey Rhoad celebrated her 100th birthday on Friday, Sept. 5, at the Community Spring’s Healthcare Facility with her nephew,

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    Nothing new on body found at Lake Stockton

    Posted September 22, 2014 at 3:34 pm

    “Thank you for checking. I do not have any new releasble information at this time,” the FBI spokesperson in Kansas City told the Sun Tuesday when we asked about the body found at Lake Stockton:

    Has any information been released from the

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    Bulldogs take 3rd in Walnut Grove tournament

    Posted September 18, 2014 at 2:22 pm

    The El Dorado Springs Lady Bulldogs opened the Walnut Grove Tournament on Friday, Sept. 12 with a 8-1 first round win over Dadeville. Tailor Hutsell struck out five Dadeville hitters in five innings for her 5th win of the season. Haley Boultinghouse went 2-2 at the

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    HUTCHISON TO COMPETE IN AMERICAN ROYAL

    Posted September 18, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    Landon Hutchison started his rodeo career almost 10 years ago with his first horse, a pony named Jerry. He’s since outgrown his pony, but not his love for rodeo. In fact, most nights you will find him practice

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    ElDo takes Marion C. Early 8-0

    Posted September 18, 2014 at 2:19 pm

    Marion C. Early falls 8-0 at the hands of the El Dorado Springs Bulldogs Varsity

    The El Dorado Springs Bulldogs Varsity beat Marion C. Early on Tuesday 8-0 at Morrisville in seven innings.

    The El Dorado Springs Bulldogs

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    El Dorado Springs over Lamar 18-2

    Posted September 18, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    The El Dorado Springs Bulldogs Varsity uses big second inning to beat Lamar, 18-2

    The El Dorado Springs Bulldogs Varsity jumped out to an early lead on Lamar and captured an 18-2 victory on Monday at Lamar.

    Eighteen

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    El Do HS Volleyball report

    Posted September 18, 2014 at 2:11 pm

     

    by Ashley Rogers

    Tuesday, Sept. 9 – Pleasant Hope, JV-(W)-26-24, 25-17, V-(W)-25-7, 25-14

    Varsity Stats

    Kills-

    Kinli Simmons-6, Kameron Schaaf-4, Kayla Collins-1, Rachel Bush-4, Megan Chism-3

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    Scott Tassi wins big on Stockton

    Posted September 18, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    American Bass Anglers Division 126 kicked off the 2015 season Saturday, Sept. 13, on Stockton Lake. Current, new and returning members, including two young members (14-15 years old) gathered at Hartley Ramp early Saturday morning. Sky was overcast, but stars were beginning to shine through. The

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    Bulldogs ground Ash Grove Pirate ship 24-14

    Posted September 11, 2014 at 12:30 pm

     

    In their game Friday night in Ash Grove, the El Dorado Springs Bulldogs racked up 375 yards on offense while giving up 222 yards on defense to beat the Pirates 24-14.

    The Bulldogs jumped to an early lead on the 3rd play

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    Tailor Hutsell throws no-hitter

    Posted September 11, 2014 at 12:28 pm

    Thursday was a day Tailor Hutsell will remember forever as Hutsell threw a no-hitter in the El Dorado Springs Bulldogs Varsity’s 10-0 victory over Hermitage.

    No Hermitage batter was able to locate Hutsell’s pitches during the game. Hutsell threw a no-hitter, striking

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    ELDO GOLFERS WIN 54 CUP

    Posted September 11, 2014 at 11:42 am

    In the inaugural 54 Cup golf match, the team representing El Dorado Springs was victorious over the team from the Nevada Country Club. The Ryder Cup format tournament was played at the Gene Pray Memorial Golf

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    Savvy Senior®

    Posted September 18, 2014 at 1:09 pm

    How to recognize and handle senior gambling problems

    Dear Savvy Senior,

    How to Recognize and Handle Senior Gambling Problems

    Dear Savvy Senior,

    How can you know when someone has a

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    How to turn personal obstacles into triumphs

    Posted September 18, 2014 at 11:59 am

    Everyone faces setbacks in life. While those personal obstacles can lead to disappointing outcomes, they can also be harnessed into personal motivators, say experts.

    “When it comes to success, setbacks can be used to motivate one to action, rather than the alternative,”

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    Hardy elected to Democrat Central Committee

    Posted September 11, 2014 at 1:12 pm

    The Democrat Party, 28th Senatorial Central Committee held their reorganization meeting Aug. 23 in the courthouse in Osceola.

    Re-elected chairman was Don Fohn of Laclede County; elected vice-chair was Gerda Fitts of Hickory County; elected treasurer was Will Westmoreland of Polk County

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    Savvy Senior®

    Posted September 11, 2014 at 11:29 am

    How to get social security benefits when you're disabled

    Dear Savvy Senior

    What do I need to do to get Social Security disability? I’m 57 years old and have some health issues that are keeping me from working,

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    Taking control for healthier aging

    Posted September 11, 2014 at 11:28 am

    As adults age, they often face different health challenges than those experienced during their youth; however, there are several key steps that can be taken to improve their chances of maintaining good health.

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    New ways to volunteer in your community and beyond

    Posted September 11, 2014 at 11:27 am

    If you want to help a local non-profit organization, but are strapped for time, making a difference is easier than ever. In fact, there are a variety of new ways you can make an impact in your community even from your computer or mobile device, as

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    First 100 years of Farm Bureau

    Posted September 4, 2014 at 11:23 am

    by Robert Overmann

    With Missouri Farm Bureau’s impending centennial anniversary on March 24, 2015, I had an opportunity this summer to work on a project no Farm Bureau intern or staff has embarked on before me — I was tasked, in part,

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