The Band Plays On

Posted August 28, 2014 at 11:53 am

This coming weekend will be the final three concerts for the Municipal Band for this summer. As you know, we play during the months of June, July, and August, so this weekend marks our last concert for 2014.

Friday night we will be short of Band members due to the Home Football game. Then on Saturday we will play more of our Band Member Favorite songs, like “Night in June,” “Sky Pilot” and “Barnum & Bailey’s Favorite.” We will finish our season on Sunday playing a traditional program with songs like “Bugler’s Holiday” featuring three terrific trumpeters, “Holy City” as a trombone duet, and “Our Director” honoring Gary Hardison and John Hume who have been our Band directors this summer. This has been a great summer and our Band members would like to thank everyone who has come out to listen to us play. We would love to have you come

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    New August 2014 issue of “Historic Schools Quarterly” released online

    Every three months, members of the Missouri Historic Schools Alliance receive a high quality newsletter full of information related to one-room and historic schools in Missouri. The “Historic Schools Quarterly” is also available for purchase by non-members online at as a digital download.

    Highlights of our 18-page August 2014 issue included the following articles: “Profile of Pony School in St. Joe, Mo.,” “Getting Tourists to Slow Down for Small Town Heritage,” “Amish One-Room Schools in Missouri,” “Iowa Law Establishes Grant for One-Room

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    Thank you

    The El Dorado Springs Chamber of Commerce wants to thank Joy Dobbs and Stephanie Quinlan for providing the food at the Teachers’ Welcome on Aug. 7 in the R-II Multi-purpose room.

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    Tractors in the Light Limited Super Stock division of the Missouri State Tractor Pulling Association contest at the Land O Lakes Youth Fairground Saturday night, Aug. 23, were loud as they bucked and jumped down the track which tractors and operators from Beaty Implement kept smooth. A sellout crowd of an estimated 1,000 people cheered for their favorites. John Koger helped emcee for the Land O Lakes Youth Fair’s major fundraiser. Ginelle Esry sang the National anthem to start the show and Rev. jack Daniel gave the

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    Shown in the photo are: front row (from left) – Rachel Stauffer, Macy Stauffer, Marshal Stauffer and Matt Stauffer; back row – Jack Magruder, Missouri State Fair Commission Chair; Marc Linit, Senior Associate Dean, Office of Research & Extension; Barbara Hayden, Missouri State Fair Commission; Richard Fordyce, Director, Missouri Department of Agriculture; Blake Hurst, President, Missouri Farm Bureau; and Ted Sheppard, Missouri State Fair Commission.

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    The third Fortney Reunion was held Aug. 2 in the El Dorado Springs Church of Christ, 302 E. Hospital Road. Some of Missouri’s best cooks brought their favorite recipes and desserts galore and shared homegrown tomatoes. There were great conversations and stories about growing up as one of the Fortneys plus an original story told by Jan Fortney. The 50/50 pot provided $18.50 to lucky winner, Ty Moran, with the remainder going to help fund future reunions. Pictured (from left) back row: Barbara Fortney (El Dorado Springs); Gina Elder (Grandview);

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    TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly)

    Tammy spoke on sugar at Thursday, Aug. 21, TOPS Chapter 0319 meeting.

    The average adult in the United States consumes 22 teaspoons sugar a day. Suggested amount per day is women – six teaspoons and men – nine teaspoons. In 1900 average consumption of sugar per person per year was 5 lbs. In 2000 the average was 150 lbs.

    Sugar is an addiction and causes many health problems. Everything from arthritis to cancer can be traced to sugar consumption. There is hidden sugar in most of the processed

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    Historical Society sees 5¢ metal token

    President Judy Nichols called the monthly meeting to order at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 16. Members present were Nichols, Vice President Judi Cain, Treasurer Kay Snow, Assistant Treasurer Shirley Potts, Luella Phipps, Dale Goodman, Barbara Goodman, Chris Barber, Bob Phillips, Anna Laura Hopkins and Secretary Nancy Smith.

    Dues are now payable for the 2014-2015 membership year. If they are not paid before the October meeting, you will not receive the October newsletter. New members are always welcome.

    The Publication Committee has replenished the book inventory to be

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    Sherry and Sarah King stand in front of Eunice Hartline Eslinger’s scrap quilt made in 1934. Eunice was Sherry’s great grandmother and Sarah’s great-great grandmother.

    (Second picture) Lynda Bishop and Barbara Kern admire a crocheted throw.

    The quilts and the crocheted pieces were all part of the Wayside Inn Quilt Show which ended on Aug. 24.

    90s Club members

    (To put someone on the list, please give us his or her name, hometown, birth date and phone number.)

    Grace Debler, El Dorado Springs, Oct. 11, 1909

    Ruby Kennon, El Dorado Springs, April 17, 1913

    Hester Boone, El Dorado Springs, Nov. 27, 1914

    Josephine Steward Johnson, El Dorado Springs, April 13, 1916

    Eunice Smith, Centralia, March 26, 1918

    Neoma Blystone, El Dorado Springs, Oct.5, 1918

    Margaret Smith, El

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Community Archived

    The Band Plays On

    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.

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

    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

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