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Posted October 1, 2015 at 9:31 am

The folks at First Christian Church of E Dorado Springs are pleased to announce the hiring of Jalen Supancic as a part time youth director. Jalen is a sophomore at Southwest Baptist University, a member of the men’s varsity basketball team and has a 4.0 GPA.

He will meet with the older youth every Sunday immediately following worship, and with 3rd, 4th and 5th graders at 1:30 p.m. He teaches a Discovery Class for youth at 9:30 and is an answer to our prayers.

A wiener roast and hayride is planned for the youth at the home of Jim and Lois Herbst on Oct. 10.

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    On Sept. 18, 2015, Cheryl Duly celebrated her 55th birthday and had the privilege of being ordained into the ministry of Christ’s Church in Stockton. Cheryl is the director of W.I.N.G.S. Refuge, a home for women and children who are survivors of abuse and addiction where they can find spiritual recovery through the love of Jesus Christ. Many attended her celebration. Among them were daughter, Shanna Deardon, grandchildren, CaMaya, Malikai and spiritual daughters, Allisha, Joy, Muriah and Christi. Cheryl said she was very thankful and honored to share

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    New Life for Trixie

    According to Shawn Abell of Dog’s Nation, a very special dog, now named Trixie, came into the lives of local dog lovers at 9:10 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 29. Shawn would like everyone to share in the amazing journey this little dog has embarked upon.

    Trixie was rescued by Rev. Jack Daniel of First Christian Church in El Dorado Springs and carefully given to Shawn who will prepare Trixie for a life of service for a needy person.

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    Brendan Stoll, El Dorado Springs, (left) became the 38th graduate Monday, Sept. 28, of the Cedar County Adult Recovery Court emceed by Circuit Judge James R. Bickel. This was the 21st Cedar County graduation ceremony from the program which was established in 2004 “to provide intense supervision and treatment moving toward eventual graduation.” Judge Bickel told those gathered in the Cedar County Courtroom that the success rate is 63% for drug court participants in Cedar County. The judge said, “I do this because I believe

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    West Central breaks ground on Community Farm

    West Central Missouri Community Action Agency (West Central), an organization with a 50-year history of providing emergency services to economically challenged households in West Central Missouri, announced today the groundbreaking of a new initiative and endeavor for the organization – a community farm. Utilizing ground currently owned by the agency, West Central broke ground (Thursday, Sept. 24) on what will become the “West Central Community Farm” in Spring of 2016.

    West Central serves many families who experience what is known as “food insecurity” every day. Food insecurity is on the rise and

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    Hannah Kruckenburg represented El Dorado Springs well in the Black Walnut Festival Queen contest against a formidable cast of 12 other contestants. The title went to Miss Stockton.

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    El Dorado Springs Police Chief Jarrod Schiereck announaced, “During the DEA take back on Saturday, we received approximately 100 pounds of medications.”

    24th annual Papinville Picnic

    Saturday, Sept. 26, dawned early for the Papinville committee members as they began to prepare for their 24th annual Papinville picnic. They knew one important thing was already in place, perfect weather. Everything was ready and the activities began at 1:30 with music by the Heartfelt Band with Wesley and Sharon Danner and other members most of whom are from Holt. They sounded great and everyone enjoyed them. Don Pippin provided wagon rides throughout the afternoon.

    Approximately 150 signed the guest book as they went through the line to eat and we

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    TOPS hears ways to lose weight

    Jean had the program today. She took her program from a magazine “Dr Oz The Good Life” We did the Good Life Check-up. The good life checkup asked if we get enough sleep. We find that many of us may not be getting enough sleep, as we all need at least six hours of sleep per night.

    Is your weight on track? Instead of going by the BMI charts, you should check your waist. If your waist is more than half your height you are at an increased risk for diabetes, high

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    Stork Report

    Brad and Casey Landreth, Schell City, are proud to announce the birth of a daughter, Haley Janette Landreth. She weighed 7 lbs. and was 19 1/2 inches long.