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‘Big Ditch’ was it really worth it? You decide

Submitted by Phyllis Stewart Without question the largest construction project in the history of Bates County that was funded with private capital was the digging of the “Big Ditch” during the period 1907-1909. With good farm land selling for $35 to $60 per acre a corporation was formed with a goal in mind to drain

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Thank yous

We want to thank all of our friends who helped us in Don’s passing with visits, calls, food, flowers, stamps and the many cards and those attending his service and especially all the prayers. The family of Don Bybee Thank you for your participation in the 2016 9th Annual Collins Pie Festival. Your contribution was

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Some flowers strut their colors in fall

Like peacocks, some flowers strut their vibrant colors in fall. Annual flowers that prefer milder temperatures usually outperform their warm-weather friends in the garden at this time of the year. The lower temperatures from late summer into fall let plants convert more of the sugar they make into plant pigments, said University of Missouri Extension

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Cedar County Historical Society meets

By Kathy Smith, secretary The Cedar County Historical Society met at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, in the museum in Stockton. Members present were Judy Nichols, president; Bob Phillips, vice president; Kathy Smith, secretary; Kay Snow, treasurer; Shirley Potts, assistant treasurer; Connie Maupin, Chris Barber, Gayle Teague, Sharyl Henry, Ken Potts and Dale Goodman. Under

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Divide and conquer perennials in September

September is a time for performing a labor of love on your hardworking perennial plants. University of Missouri Extension horticulturist David Trinklein said timing and technique are important when dividing overgrown perennials. Over time, perennial plants often become overgrown, unproductive “clumps.” They lose vigor and either produce small flowers or quit flowering altogether. “Keep the

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THEY’RE TOPS WITH SENIORS

THEY’RE TOPS WITH SENIORS – The El Dorado Springs TOPS Chapter presented the El Dorado Springs Senior Center with a $600 check earlier this month to help with their meals programs form home-bound Seniors. The check was presented to Senior Center Coordinator Jeri Bobbett (second row on right).

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Gardening to distraction

What’s In Your Garden? It’s been a busy time for calls about bees, hummingbirds and rabbits. We may think our gardens are places to grow food and flowers, and develop a green mantle of a lawn, but to some wild animals gardens are home. Several recent calls centered around bumblebees stinging. Bumblebees, like many other

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Baked Potato Luncheon Sept. 29

TOPS Chapter 319 El Dorado Springs (Take Off pounds Sensibly) met in the Church of Christ meeting room on Thursday, Sept. 8. Judy K. had the program today. This was a “Tasting Party.” Everyone brought a low calorie and or a low fat dish to “taste” along with the recipe. Judy will then type up

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Julian-Sumner reunion held

The Julian-Sumner family reunion was held Sept. 11 in the El Dorado Springs Civic Center. The following people were honored: the youngest – 3 year old – Josephine Lee, daughter of Doug Lee; the oldest – Pauline Hlavacek, 91, and John Janes, 89; married the longest – Jack and Mary Lady, 59 years; married the

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Stork Report

Joe Kutina and Roni Clark, Milo, are proud to announce the birth of a daughter, Loretta Joela Kutina. She weighed 7 lbs. 10 oz. and was 20 1/4 inches long. Jim and Suzannah Phillips would like to announce the birth of daughter, Margaret Kae Phillips (“Maggie”), on Aug. 20, 2016 at 10:10 a.m.. She weighted

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