The Band Plays On

Posted August 14, 2014 at 1:18 pm

This last weekend was a blast with Polka Night on Saturday evening. It was the first time we ever had a Polka Night – and come to find out, Aug. 9 is National Polka Day, so our timing was perfect! We will try to make this an annual event for the Band.

Our Band is thinning down. Every weekend a few more members leave for college. We miss them already but we wish them the best this school year. There are only three weekends left to play this summer, so we hope everyone will try to come listen on Friday or Saturday from 8-9 or Sunday afternoon from 2-3. Remember you can find us on Facebook at ElDorado Springs Municipal Band to request your favorite song or give us feedback. Have a great week and we hope to see you this weekend!

Friday, Aug. 15

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    – Leo Lady took this picture of a butterfly sunning itself on a sunflower in his backyard.



    The inaugural Stockton Lake WILD-LIFE CHALLENGE Triathlon was held Sunday, Aug. 3, at the First Swim Beach at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers park area. The event drew 144 triathletes from across Missouri and neighboring states who competed in either the Olympic course event which consists of a 1000 meter swim, 20.8 mile bike and a 6.2 mile run or a sprint course which includes a 500 meter swim, 10.4 mile bike and a 3.1 mile run.

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    NEVC FFA participates in summer activities

    FFA members participated in several summer activities, where they gained teamwork, communication, and leadership skills, as well as earn funds for their chapter.

    First, members attended a paintball trip to Paintball Ridge in Joplin on May 31, where they built teamwork and communication skills, while competing with other groups. Members showed leadership skills and developed relationships as fellow FFA members through their cooperation as a paintball team.

    Members operated two fundraisers during the summer, including the Walker Alumni Dinner and an Ice Cream Stand at Wilbur’s Fireworks. At

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    Cards of Thanks

    We would like to express our thanks to our friends in El Dorado Springs for the cards, letters and calls regarding our 65th anniversary. We think of you often.

    Dan and Ginny Haase

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    Jacob Walsh was recently made a commissioned/licensed minister by the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Southwest Region and Trinity-Brazo Area of Texas. This means that Jacob is now Reverend Walsh and he is authorized to officially marry, bury and baptize. Jacob recently finished his first year at Brite Divinty School in Fort Worth, TX. He was on the Dean’s List for the Spring of 2014. Jacob is working on his Master of Divinity at Brite and will complete his work to become ordained by the Christian

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    Preserving saves garden bounty for a cold winter night

    There’s nothing like a summer meal with vegetables fresh from the garden.

    “But when the vegetables are getting ripe faster than you can eat them, save them for a cold winter night when you can’t go harvest them from the garden,” said Tammy Roberts, nutrition and health education specialist, University of Missouri Extension.

    To assure the foods are at optimal quality, they should be canned, frozen or dried according to Roberts.


    The process of canning heats foods to temperatures

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    Part of the fun at Cowboy – Cowgirl Camp, July 28 – Aug 1, was learning to Line Dance and Square Dance. Instructors were Barb and Gene Holtgrewe. Other activities included crafts, stories and grooming one of Carol Parmenter’s miniature horses.

    Tri-County Quilt Club News

    Aug. 4, the Tri County Quilt Club met at the Rockville United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, meeting called to order by Evonne Andersen with 10 ladies present

    Work in progress on the valor and boys quilts.

    Evonne showed her ironing board “helper” very clever idea.

    We invite you to join us Sept. 8, at 7 p.m. at the Rockville United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall for an enjoyable hour of quilts. Everyone welcome.

    TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly)

    TOPS Chapter 0319 El Dorado Springs met in the Church Of Christ Meeting Room on Thursday, Aug. 7.

    We are starting to make plans for the Semi-Annual Baked Potato Luncheon. Watch the paper for details.

    Dorothy called the meeting to order and Kay led us in singing “It’s Not Too Late.” We said our pledges and had roll call.

    Program today was awards presentation. Jan B awards chairperson presented the awards.

    TOPS welcomes anyone who is interested in a healthier

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