Commencement Ceremonies Conducted at UCM

Area residents were among the more than 2,000 individuals who were eligible to participate in the University of Central Missouri’s 2016 spring commencement exercises May 13-14, 2008 in the university’s Multipurpose Building. Students who completed their degree requirements by the end of the spring 2016 semester were honored at the event. Spring graduate list Laura

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University scholastic spring honors

Pittsburg State University has released the Scholastic Honors for Spring of 2016. To qualify for Summa Cum Laude students must have between a 3.95 and a 4.0 GPA, Magna Cum Laude 3.9 to 3.9499, and Cum Laude 3.85 to 3.8999. Graduates with Departmental Academic Honors must have overall and departmental minimum grade point averages of

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Carla Griffin receives Governance Excellence Certificate

The Missouri Hospital Association has awarded a Governance Excellence certificate to Cedar County Memorial Hospital Board member, Carla Griffin, to acknowledge her completion of its new voluntary educational program for hospital board members. “Health care is a rapidly changing field, making it imperative that Board members understand the issues facing their organizations,” said Cedar County

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“The Band Plays On”

This last weekend was wonderful for Band. We had Karl L. King Night on Saturday and played many of his songs. He was a self-taught writer and musician who had so much talent. We are blessed to have many of his songs. Next weekend will be our last three programs as we prepare for the

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FOOTBALL BEGINS

This week, on Monday the Junior High players were on the practice field and the High School players were in the weight room. Here the young players got to do a fun exercise kinda like Ultimate Frisbee – catch the ball and take no more than two steps before throwing it. Tuesday’s rain chased everybody

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ELDO FFA CAMP REPORT

Nine students from the El Dorado Springs FFA Chapter attended the State FFA Leadership Camp July 4-9. The camp is held at Camp Rising Sun at the Lake of the Ozarks. The week provides leadership training for over 200 students. The high school students are trained by State FFA officers as well as a Leadership

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On a Gravel Bar Long Ago

I don’t know how old grandpa was then… but I was 13. We were camped on a Big Piney gravel bar below the mouth of Hog Creek. Grandpa Dablemont taught me so much on those river trips. He was the best outdoorsman I ever knew, descended from a Frenchman who stowed away on a ship

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Fishing Report

Taberville Report By Linda McCallister Dain Fish Farm The catfish are biting in the North Lake at Schell on lines fastened to noodles, not jugs. They are baiting with brown carp. On Saturday, a man won the catfish tournament down here at the bridge fishing with perch. He caught a 43 pounder on rod and

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STATE RECORD WHITE CRAPPIE

Austin Campbell (left) and Blake Moreland (right) with the state record 2-pound, 1-ounce white crappie Campbell caught on a trotline in an irrigation pond in Cass County.

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Savvy Senior®

Acupuncture can help relieve pain and many other ailments Dear Savvy Senior, Is acupuncture a proven treatment for arthritis pain? I have a lot of back and neck pain and am wondering if it’s worth trying. What all can you tell me about acupuncture? Afraid of Needles   Dear Afraid, Many well-designed studies over the

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