The Band Plays On

Posted August 20, 2015 at 11:16 am

The El Dorado Springs Municipal Band summer session is winding down. Several members have left for college so it seems our band is a little smaller each weekend. Fridays we are still having Band Member Selection Night, so we play Band Member Favorites. Then on Saturday we will play songs that were written in the 1900’s and on Sunday we’ll play songs written in the 1910’s. The thing we have discovered when learning the history of these songs is that even though they were written many years ago, they have been adopted as University songs, have been used in shows we watch, and have been played for the last several Presidential inaugurations. These songs may have some years behind them, but they still find their way into our everyday lives. It has been fun learning about the history of these songs and their writers.

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    Stephens to run for State Representative for 128th District

    Bolivar pharmacist Mike Stephens announced his plans to seek the Republican nomination to the Missouri House of Representatives – 128th District. Sue Entlicher, who currently holds that seat, has announced that she will not seek re-election.

    Stephens released the following statement about his candidacy:

    “I was born and raised in Polk County and have generations of family from Cedar County. I feel that I understand, and am in tune with, the values and issues that are important in

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    The El Dorado Springs Chamber of Commerce cut a ribbon Tuesday, Aug. 18, to mark the opening of Prime Real Estate LLC at 205 West Hwy. 54 Suite 5. The new business opened on March 15. Office hours are 8-5 M-F and 8-12 on Saturday. Phone 417/876-0600. Brian Eason is the broker. Amanda Hail and Jennifer Sanderstron are agents. Rebecca Boyer is the administrative assistant. Present for the ribbon cutting were (from left) Peggy Snodgrass – Asst. Exec. Director of C of C, Jason Woods,

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    Match play golf championships decided

    The annual match play golf tournament was recently completed at Gene Pray Memorial Golf Course in El Dorado Springs. Forty players competed in three flights in the eight-week event.

    The top finishers in each flight were: In A-flight, Brian Bruce won first, followed by Charlie Cantrell in 2nd place and Dave Coale in 3rd.

    The 1st place winner in B-flight was Nick Bland. 2nd went to Dustin Hinkle, with Randy Bobbett 3rd, and David Rogers in 4th.

    And in a stunning development, James Brackenridge

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    FB’s Cut to the Chase

    Farm kids and the fair
     by Morgan Wilde
    Corn dogs, funnel cakes and Ferris wheels are what I used to think of when someone would mention the lovely, but in my mind dreaded, fair. Riding rides, sweating a lot and eating an unimaginable amount of sugar are what my family and friends always did at the fair. But there’s so much more to the fair – recently my perception has changed.

    For the past three years, I have gone to the Jaycees Fair in Cole County for a different reason

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    Glen VanBummel competes at State Fair

    Glen VanBummel spent time in the show ring this weekend with market lambs and pigs.

    As a young FFA member, he shows great passion for his animals and works diligently to show his animals to the best of his ability. At the state fair, people come from across the state with top dollar and high quality animals.

    Glen placed 5th and 6th in his classes and was proud of the work his animals did. He plans to continue showing throughout his high school career. Glen loves the atmosphere

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    Nothing fast about weight loss

    TOPS chapter (0319 El Dorado Springs (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) met in the Church of Christ Meeting room for the weekly meeting and weigh-in.

    Leader Robbie Chase called the meeting to order.

    Kay led us in singing “Mark Another Loss For Me.”

    Robbie read the thought for the day: You won’t be successful in losing weight until you get over the idea of fast. Stop looking for the quick fix, stop putting harmful chemicals in your body, stop buying unnecessary snacks, stop starving yourself,

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    Gardening to distraction

    Answering questions: Bees in Feeders
    The following are some of the questions readers have asked me through phone calls and emails.

    “…I have honeybees in my hummingbird feeders. Anything I can do to keep them out?” – Dee

    Charlotte: Hi Dee, as we discussed over the phone, honeybees are hungry this time of year. Their numbers in the colony are at their highest and food sources are scarce because plants don’t produce pollen when temperatures go

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    Gloria Maxwell got flocked by Edith and Charles Winfiel for her 83rd birthday at the Community Care Center. The Lions Club has the flock of birds available to flock friend or foe. Sam and Nancy Eaves and their daughter, Megan, (who shares the same birthday) and her son showed up with a birthday cake to share with Gloria.

    Vickers family reunion held

    The Vickers and Galvin family reunion was held on Sunday, Aug. 16, in El Dorado’s Lions Club building.

    Those attending were:

    From El Dorado Springs – Wilda Hall, A.B. Spencer, Jodi and David Cauthon, Joseph Bartkoski, Eileen Gooden, Debbie and Kyle Vickers, Sally and Bill Hawkins and Gary Collins; from Walker – Bob and Jane Hutchison; from Clinton – Fern Kelsay; From Urich – Bill and Carolyn Kelsay; from Nevada – Gerrod, Garrett and Kadie Vickers; from Appleton City – Beth, Cole and Chelby Fisher; from Carthage –

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