Community

Candidates sought for 2017 Cedar Co. Council election

Nominations are being accepted for the January 2017 election to the Cedar County University of Missouri Extension Council. “The council is seeking people from all walks of life who are interested in education and the progress of our community,” says Nedra Fox. “Serving on the Extension council is a great way to help make our

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TOPS learns about portion control

TOPS Chapter 319 El Dorado Springs met in the Church of Christ meeting room on Thursday, Oct. 27. Robbie opened the meeting and Kay led us in singing “The Place For Me”. Robbie led us in roll call. Sandi was the week’s best loser with a loss of 4.4 lbs. Twenty-Five members weighed in today.

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Optimist Club Costume Winners

   9 – 12 GROUP – (from left) 2nd place Piper Spencer, 3rd – Dillon Whitesell, 1st place Kiera Strouch. 4 – 8 GROUP – (from left) 1st place Lela and Paisley Brown, 3rd place Isabell Whitesell, 2nd place – Kaysen Strouch. 0-3 GROUP – (from left) 2nd place – Tinley Eck, 1st place –

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Gardening to distraction

Garlic Chives I don’t mean to brag but I thought I was familiar with most culinary herbs until I found these little bunches of onion-like plants in a neighbor’s garden. Without knowing what they were, I dug up as many as I could and moved them to my garden, planting them along flower borders so

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HOW SWEET

HOW SWEET – Cindy Wallentiny dug this 9 3⁄4 lb sweet potato out of a raised vegetable garden bed at her home near Blackjack. For her birthday this Saturday, she plans to cook it in a pit with whole chickens. The pit is three ft. deep. She puts coals from wood she has burned topped

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PROVIDING INFORMATION

PROVIDING INFORMATION – Healthcare providers at Mercy Clinic in El Dorado Springs will start a series of health related questions and answers next month in the El Dorado Springs Sun. Questions can be submitted directly to the providers, called in to Mercy Clinic at 417/876-5851 or submitted through their new App mymercy.net. Pictured are (back

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Pumpkins: What to do with them

Although we often think of pumpkins in terms of pie or Halloween decorations, they are more versatile than most people think. “The flesh of the pumpkin can be used in a variety of cooked dishes as a good source of vitamins K and A, magnesium, fiber and potassium,” says Janet Hackert, regional nutrition and health

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Pound Pets

Dog – Adult male, black and Labrador Retriever with camouflage collar. Cat – female, gray and white Tabby bobtail with red and blue collar, approx. four months old. Due to imposition of city ordinances all animals MAY be kept a maximum of 10 days before euthanzation. For additional information on the listed animals please contact

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MONEY FOR MEALS

MONEY FOR MEALS – The Shopko Foundation has awarded a $500 grant to the District III Area Agency on Aging to be used at the local Senior Center for the home delivered meal program. Pictured are: (from left) Senior Center Coordinator Jerry Bobbett, Senior Center Head Cook Pennie Eason and local Shopko Store Manager Nick

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4-H stories

MY 4-H EXPERIENCES BY AVERY SCHIERECK – Hello, my name is Avery Schiereck. I am a member of the Union Hall 4-H Club, I have been a member for six years, going on my 7th. In 4-H I show cattle, show poultry, and judge livestock. I have shown Cattle for what is going to be

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