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Durnell earns Phi Eta Sigma scholarship

Posted July 2, 2015 at 11:05 am

Southwest Baptist University, Bolivar, student Jenna Durnell, an accounting and information assurance major from El Dorado Springs, was selected to receive a $1,000 scholarship from Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society. She is one of 47 scholarship recipients selected from a field of more than 150 applicants.

Durnell served as secretary and treasurer of the SBU chapter of Phi Eta Sigma for the 2014-15 school year. Along with two other officers, she represented SBU at the national Phi Eta Sigma convention held last fall. Durnell is also a student in the Gordon and Judy Dutile Honors Program at SBU.

“Jenna is a truly outstanding person, a hard worker and a joy to know,” said Jodi Meadows, who serves as interim director of the Dutile Honors Program

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    Cards of Thanks

    Thank you to all who helped make our 50th anniversary memorable. The cards, messages, phone calls and best wishes were wonderful.

    A special thank you to our children and grands for all their planning and work on details to make our family togetherness trip happen without a hitch; it was great.

    Thanks to our brother and sister-in-law for helping our children pull off the surprise card shower.

    Thanks to everyone for the memories of this special time in our lives. We feel so blessed.

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    Nevada woman sentenced for stealing $336,000 from Barrington

    Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Nevada, Mo., woman was sentenced in federal court today for a bank fraud scheme in which she embezzled more than $336,000 from her employer and failed to pay taxes on the stolen money.

    Patricia Culbertson, 52, Nevada, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Beth Phillips to two years in federal prison without parole. The court also ordered Culbertson to pay $412,022 in restitution to the business and to the government.

    On Dec. 4, 2014,

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    Preserve Our Past Society President Faye Koger demonstrates an Edison record player to a group of visitors to the Wayside Inn Museum during the Sunday, June 28, reception for the Art Show that had been going on all week.

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    Congratulation. ElDo Youth, Inc. was again selected by the York Children’s Foundation Board of Trustees to receive a grant of $1,000. The foundation makes quarterly grants to benefit organizations helping children. This grant was made possible though Matthews International Casket Division and Artco Casket Company based on the referral of Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home.

    Pictured from left: Sherry Wiseman, board secretary, ElDo Youth and Randy Bland, owner, Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home.

    Tips for farmers and ranchers with arthritis

    Thousands of farmers and ranchers with arthritis remain gainfully employed in agriculture, says Karen Funkenbusch, director of the Missouri AgrAbility Project (, which assists farmers and ranchers with disabilities to help them continue working.

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that roughly a quarter to a half million U.S. adults of working age say arthritis affects their work, says University of Missouri Extension agricultural systems management specialist Willard Downs.

    There are reliable, practical solutions to reduce stress, pain and fatigue.

    Downs and

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    Schedule of Events
    July 6

    9:00 a.m. – Shooting Sports – Shotgun

    4:00-6:00 p.m. – Archery (If neded determined by project leaders)

    July 7

    3:00-7:00 p.m. – Non-Livestock entries check-in and judging

    4:00 – 6:00 p.m. – Archery (in area)

    6:00 p.m. – Dog Show Check in

    6:30 p.m. – Dog Show (released after show)

    7:00 p.m. –

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    Japanese Beetles bring big appetites

    Adult Japanese Beetles are on the move in southwest Missouri and like past years, they will bring an appetite with them according to Patrick Byers, horticulture specialist, University of Missouri Extension.

    “These insects can quickly defoliate over 300 different types of ornamental landscape plants by eating the tissue between the veins of leaves and flowers, a type of feeding called skeletonizing,” said Byers.

    Trees and shrubs most attractive to adults include: Japanese and Norway maple, birch and pin oak, sycamore, plums, elm and cherry trees, rose, willows, lindens

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    Test compost before adding to garden soil

    Many Missouri home gardeners made a horrible discovery this year. The compost they worked into their garden soil is contaminated with persistent herbicides.

    David Trinklein, horticulture specialist for University of Missouri Extension, says the contamination is coming from the composted manure and bedding of animals that have grazed on forage sprayed with new-generation herbicides. These new herbicides, called pyralids, are designed to control broadleaf weeds in pastures and to last a long time. They are not broken down in a grazing animal’s digestive tract or

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    VFW Post 257 Ladies Auxiliary oldest in Missouri

    by Linda Bartkoski

    The VFW Ladies Auxiliary is one of the nation’s oldest organizations serving veterans. In order to become a member, ladies must have or had a relative in the military who served in overseas combat.

    Locally the VFW Post 257 Ladies Auxiliary meets at 7 p.m. the first Monday night of each month in the post building on the corner of First and Pine Streets in El Dorado Springs. We are very proud of the fact that VFW Post 257 is the oldest continuous VFW Post

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    PBW awards scholarships

    Professional Business Women awarded four scholarships – Karlee Collins – BPW scholalrship of $300; Jason Owsley – Natalie Westhoven scholarship – $200; George Baker scholarship –

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