EHS honored as one of Best High Schools in U.S.

Posted May 21, 2015 at 10:24 am

El Dorado Springs High School was named in a US News and World Report titled 2015 Best High Schools in the United States. El Dorado Springs High School received a Bronze Award and was recognized nationally for academic achievement in the report.

The Bronze Award is for schools that meet at least two of the criteria for US News and World Report’s rating system. The system for rating the high schools in the country is a 3 step process. The steps include: teacher to student ratio, achievement scores in English Language Arts and Math and College Readiness. El Dorado Springs met 2 of the above criteria: teacher to student ratio and achievement in English Language Arts and Math. The third criteria, College Readiness, is measured using Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate results. El Dorado Springs does not participate in either program.

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    Council discusses Economic Director position

    Posted May 21, 2015 at 10:23 am

    Austin Mount, executive director of Kaysinger Basin Regional Planning Commission told the council during their regular meeting on Monday, May 18, that the position of Economic Director was to be advertised this week (see page 3) Mount said they would like to have someone form El

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    R-II Board sees list of $297,000 in capital projects

    Posted May 21, 2015 at 10:22 am

    The El Dorado Springs R-II Board in its Thursday, May 14, meeting elected Karen Beason as treasurer and Tania Molz as board secretary.

    Supt. Mark Koca presented the 2015-16 capital projects list which totals about $297,000. Of that, $102,000 is for drainage,

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    Band of winners

    Posted May 21, 2015 at 10:22 am

    TOP RATED BULLDOG BAND – At the annual state music competition this spring, the Bulldog band, for the second year in a row, brought home the coveted Group 1

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    Law Enforcement Appreciation Dinner huge success

    Posted May 21, 2015 at 10:21 am

    The El Dorado Springs Chamber of Commerce and the Ministerial Association hosted a National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day (L.E.A.D.) Dinner last Friday evening. Almost 200 attendees gathered at the First Baptist Church Family Life Center in El Dorado Springs to celebrate local law enforcement professionals from

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    NEVC Knights (run) rule Ballard

    Posted May 21, 2015 at 10:20 am

    CLASS 1 DISTRICT 13 CHAMPS – Despite a shaky start Monday evening, the Northeast Vernon County Knights were crowned Class I District 13 Champs defeating the

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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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    Fallen officers remembered

    Posted May 23, 2015 at 6:24 am

    A Missouri police officer and a Missouri sheriff’s deputy who lost their lives in the line of duty during 2014 were remembered today during a solemn ceremony at the Missouri Law Enforcement Memorial on the grounds of the State Capitol.

    Law enforcement

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    AMERICAN PICKERS may film in El Dorado Springs

    Posted May 23, 2015 at 6:24 am

    The El Dorado Springs Chamber of Commerce has been working with Cineflix Productions to bring the very popular television show “American Pickers” on History Channel to the area.

    The El Dorado Springs Chamber of Commerce is excited to welcome Mike Wolfe, Frank

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    Attend Mr. A’s Last Stand

    Posted May 23, 2015 at 6:24 am

    Ron Alumbaugh’s last spring concert before he retires is scheduled for Monday, May 11.

    Tri-M induction will begin at 6 p.m. Middle School concert will begin at 6:30 and the High School concert at 7:30.

    Admission will be

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    Picnic fundraiser May 28

    Posted May 23, 2015 at 6:24 am

    The Picnic Committee will host a fundraiser on Thursday, May 28, at the Opera House Theater. Master of Ceremonies for the evening will be the multi-talented Ron Alumbaugh. Additional acts will include Tiffany Esry, Ginelle Esry, Carrie Estelle Shane, Rusty Carver, C-4, The Kinkel Family, Emily

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    Fire destroys Ewert home

    Posted May 23, 2015 at 6:24 am

    A fire of undetermined origin destroyed the home of Roy Ewert Monday afternoon, Apr. 27.

    El Dorado Springs Volunteer Fire Department Chief Owen Elliott said that Ewert was working in the field on his farm east of the Blue Ridge Church of

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    Dreams do come true

    Posted May 23, 2015 at 6:24 am

    H.E.R.O. IN THE HALLWAY CONCEPT PRESENTED – Colten Hedrick and Megan Chism, one day before they graduate as EHS seniors, took a major step to leave a meaningful legacy for their school.

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    10 simple questions

    Posted May 23, 2015 at 6:24 am

    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

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    Another successful FFA banquet

    Posted May 23, 2015 at 6:24 am

    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.

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    Stated

    Posted May 23, 2015 at 6:24 am

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

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    al fine

    Posted May 23, 2015 at 6:24 am

    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,

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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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    ECH LADIES WIN GOLD

    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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    ECS BOYS WIN GOLD

    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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    OUTSTANDING VB STUDENT ATHLETE

    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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    BUFFALOS COMPETE AT SBU

    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

    Dear

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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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