5 steps for senior safety and emergency-preparedness

June is National Safety Month – an appropriate time to assess your personal safety and plan ahead for emergencies. This is especially important for those living on their own and looking for ways to maintain their independence. A few simple tips and safety measures will help give peace of mind that you’ve taken necessary precautions

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Adult vaccinations coming your way

Make 2016 a year to remember by getting your adult vaccinations. From time to time, the CDC allows county health departments the opportunity to offer vaccines under the “317 program” to uninsured or underinsured adults. Effective July 1, the following vaccines may be offered through the Cedar County Health Department: •Hepatitis B •Hepatitis A/B •HPV

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Dutch Treat breakfast

All former employees of Nelly Don, Junior House and JH Collectibles are invited to a Dutch treat breakfast at 9 a.m. Wednesday, July 13 in the 54 Café in Nevada.

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Absentee Voting begins

Absentee voting for the Primary Election on Aug. 2, 2016, has begun. You may vote absentee in the County Clerk’s office, Room 3, of the Cedar County Courthouse, until the day before the election.

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News from Harwood and area

by Helen Ellerman Pastor Connie Locke, who was pastor at the Schell City United Methodist Church closed the church doors on June 19, which was the last sermon for Connie. She moved to her new church at Marrionville on Tuesday, June 21. She had her first sermon there on Sunday June 26. Ruth Ijams and

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Meeting to provide input into Federal Conservation Programs

A local working group charged with identifying local priority resource concerns and providing input about program criteria to the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will meet at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 7, in Smith’s Restaurant in Collins. The working group is comprised primarily of representatives of various local, state and federal agencies with knowledge

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Square dance July 1

On Friday, July 1, the Mo-Kan Square Dancers will hold a dance with Jay Wright calling. The dance will be from 7:30 to 10 p.m. in the Home Ec building on the Vernon County Fairgrounds, Nevada. Admission is $5/$3. All area dancers and interested persons are invited to attend. For more information, call the Harolds

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EHS Class of ’66 to hold 50th reunion

The El Dorado Springs High School Class of 1966 will hold its 50th class reunion on Friday, July 22, in the Spring City Venue (upstairs in Carl’s Gun Shop) beginning at 6 p.m. RSVP and $15 per person for dinner is due by Thursday, July 14. Call 417/296-2127 for more details.

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TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly)

TOPS CHAPTER 319 El Dorado Springs met in the Church of Christ meeting room on Thursday, June 24. Our leader, Robbie, opened the meeting. Kay led us in singing “When Your Smiling.” We said our pledges. Marilyn led us in a series of exercises. Robbie led us in roll call. Twenty-Five weighed in today and

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LCT ROCK AROUND THE BLOCK A SUCCESS

The LCT Lighthouse “Rock Around the Block” summer production was a glowing success. Nina Plaskett and Marie Barlow, two LCT “Circle of Light” alums, began volunteering with the Lighthouse Children’s Theatre creating costumes and set artwork nearly a decade ago. Their sister, Nellie, would complete the sister trio during those early years. Miss Nina and

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