To Leslie Ray

Editor: In reference to patriotism. Those that didn’t have their flags at half staff more than likely was a over sight, not a lack of honor, and to insinuate the VFW was unpatriotic is asinine. The flag at City Cemetery was at half staff because our team leader made sure it was before VFW got

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Response to Les Ray letter

I have never written an article before but after reading Mr. Ray’s letter to the editor I felt obliged to do so. As a Life Member of the VFW I admit we were remiss in failing to lower the flag to half-mast and for that I humble apologize. Does this mean that we honor our

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In reply to Les Ray

Editor: I was reading Leslie Ray’s letter in last week’s paper. Thank you, Les, for mentioning the “fantastic program”  put on by the VFW that didn’t meet your standards. It appears most of El Dorado Springs  need to study up on flag protocol. Les, are you a member of VFW? I’ve never seen you at

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In support of CAFO

In regard to Mr. Oren Harris’s letter of May 28, 2016, in the Sun Newspaper and June 1, 2016 in the Republican, his first paragraph says it’s all in the facts of our issue on the influx of Mennonite persons and the chicken business coming into our county. I believe Mr. Harris has a very

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TEAM SWAT TRAVELS TO BROKEN ARROW

Students from Van Dyk’s Karate representing the SWAT National Karate Team traveled to Broken Arrow, OK, to compete in the 29th Annual Shotokan Tiger Karate Tournament sanctioned by the Oklahoma Karate Association. Many schools and teams competed in the tournaments which made for good competition. Team SWAT was well represented at the Tiger and competed

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Fishing Report June 9, 2016

Taberville Report by Linda McCallister Dains Fish Farm I don’t have a ton of news. From what I’ve heard, the river is dropping a little and fishing seems to be dropping off a little, too. While it was up, rod and reel fishing was great. You could use anything – night crawlers, perch, carp, anything.

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Lions to honor All-Stars

The Lions of District 26-M6 are preparing the thirty-seventh annual Lions All-Star Twin Classic Basketball games to be played this Saturday, June 11, in the Neosho High School Athletic Center.  The games feature outstanding senior athletes from public and private schools, in McDonald, Newton, Jasper, Barton, Cedar, Dade, Lawrence and Barry Counties in southwest Missouri.

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Benefit tournament for Margie Daniels

Get your team and support Margie in her battle with cancer at the ElDo Ball field for a game of softball. Game will start at 8 a.m. June 18. Please enter by June 16. Cost will be $200 per 10 person team; at least three girls per team. Concession will be available. For more information,

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EIGHT ECS TRACK ATHLETES COMPETE AT NATIONALS

Feeling blessed that they are able to compete, the following ECS track athletes advanced to the 2016 National Track Meet held at Plaster Stadium on the Southwest Baptist University Campus on Friday, May 13, 2016.  Each athlete competed in their designated age group.  Results; Sophia Bryson, 1st in 50 yard dash (9 sec. flat), 1st

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Angler catches state-record white crappie in Lake Stockton

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reports Colby Conn of Everton became the most recent record-breaking angler in Missouri when he hooked a white crappie on Stockton Lake on a trotline. The new “alternative method” record fish caught by Conn on May 21 weighed 1-pound, 5-ounces with a length of 14 5/16 inches. Conn’s recent

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