Community

Swopes family holds reunion

The families of the late Melvin T and Goldie (Norris) Swopes gathered June 26, 2016, at the Circle S Feed Store with 33 present. This was the 28th year. So thankful for each one able to attend. We realize it is a busy time of the year for farmers. Our thoughts and prayers are with

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TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly)

TOPS CHAPTER 319 El Dorado Springs  (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) met in the Church Of Christ meeting room on Thursday, July 7. Our leader, Robbie opened the meeting.  Kay led us in singing “We’ll lose weight”. Robbie led us in roll call.  Twenty-five weighed in today and the chapter had a net gain of 13

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4th of July family get together

The family gathered at Dakota and Kyra Newman and Gary and Debra Jones homes at 4 o’clock. Mr. and Mrs. Larry Newman and Julie and family of Stockton; Chase and Felecia Jones and Thea and Jack and Mary Lady of El Dorado Springs. Big time visiting and cooking going on from two kitchens, a grill

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School Board holds final session of fiscal year

When the board was preparing to make final adjustments to the budget at it’s June 23 meeting, Supt. Mark Koca told the board, “We usually make a motion to transfer the maximum amount from Fund 1 to Fund 4 for capital projects. The reason we don’t go ahead and specify an amount is we wait

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Two patrol cars donated to Sheriff’s office

The Cedar County Sheriff office has received two used patrol cars that were gifted free from Greene County and Jackson County. Green County Sheriff Jim Arnott said, “We are often responsible for helping citizens in a variety of ways from contacting a victim of a crime to providing medical care at a motor vehicle accident

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Wreck hurts two near Harwood

Two Schell City residents were injured in a one vehicle wreck at 3:55 p.m. Friday, July 1, on Hwy. Y a mile northeast of Harwood, according to a report by Trooper J. D. Leemasters. The report said the 2007 Ford 150 driven east by Duane E. Sellers. 49, who was wearing his seatbelt, went off

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Missouri S&T announces honor list

Missouri University of Science and Technology announces the names of students who made the honor list for the Spring 2016 semester. From El Dorado Springs: Dennis Carl Floyd II, engineering, Jr.

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Pressure canning testing available

Most county extension offices do pressure canning testing. Call your nearest county extension office to ask for details- Cedar County 276-3314, Vernon County 448-2560. It is recommended that the gauges be tested every year to ensure accuracy and safety. “An inaccurate gauge may prevent reaching the correct temperature for safe canning. If this happens, botulinum

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MDC encourages campers to buy firewood where they plan to burn it

For many Missourians, summer means float trips, camping, and spending lots of time outdoors. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) encourages people not to move firewood. Don’t give tree-killing insects and diseases rides to favorite camping locations. Instead, buy firewood at or near the camping destination. Invasive, tree-killing pests can hitchhike in firewood, moving much

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Avoid heat-related illness

Even if you think you’re getting used to the sweltering weather, you need to watch out for signs of heat-related illness. Forms of heat-related illness include heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke, says Tammy Roberts, University of Missouri Extension nutrition and health education specialist. Heat cramps usually occur as a result of heavy sweating,

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