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Ozark Mountain Music Festival 1974

Ozark Music Festival-yes, I was there and would like to offer hope to parents of kids who do crazy things

"It was blazing hot and super cool." That's my recollection of the Ozark Music Festival in Sedalia 50 years ago last week. My mother, however, was not impressed that I made national news. In fact, "mortified" is probably not even close to describing her feelings. But, parents, there is hope.

Polling Location Changes Announcement for the August 6, 2024 Primary Election and Absentee Voting Reminder

Every two years each County Clerk in Missouri conducts a canvas of registered voters in the county. This allows us to keep our records current, verifying you do still live in the location you have indicated previously, and allows you to receive up to date polling location and redistricting changes by reviewing the information on your card. Polling locations, equipment, and many other variables are reviewed in order to determine whether to maintain certain facilities due to availability, redistricting, compliance, security, cost, and poll worker availability. It is with all of these things in mind that the decisions have been made to consolidate three polling locations. These are Cedar Springs, Madison BC, and Washington. The new voter registration cards that you’ve received this spring will note these new changes. These decisions are never taken lightly. I apologize for any inconvenience this causes but want to make everyone aware to check their new cards before driving to their polling location to ensure they make appropriate travel plans.
Chelsey Nissley will be the new ECS principal. Nissley is pictured with her family, Chad, Landon, Danielle, and Levi.

ECS announces new principal

Chelsey Nissley has accepted the principal position for the El Dorado Springs Christian School 2024-25 school year. This will be Nissley’s ninth year in education. She has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a master’s in special education from Missouri State University.
Vacation rentals in Hermann are abundant. Our vacation rental has a 150-year-old wine cellar as part of the accommodations.

Oh, the places we could go

On a recent trip to Hermann, my fellow travelers and I were pleasantly surprised to stumble upon the vibrant Mai Fest. This special celebration, complete with Maypoles and Ledderhose, was a great addition to the trip.
Seniors Kolten Goodman (left) and Sayge Painter show off their second place plaque after falling to Lamar in the district championship game last week

Tiger Baseball Season Ends With District Championship Loss

After rain impacted last weeks’ Class 3, District 12 tournament scheduled at Sarcoxie, the Stockton Tigers instead traveled to Neosho to take on the Southwest (Washburn) Trojans last Monday. Neosho High School hosted the district tournament as their field was synthetic turf, allowing the games to move forward despite the persistent heavy rains over recent days. Southwest (Washburn) had defeated Diamond on Saturday in a play-in game and faced the #1 seed Tigers in semifinal action.
Brandon Garner-Sims took 1st place in the shot put last Saturday at the Class 2 state track meet in Jefferson City, Missouri.

Three Tigers Make All-State In Track & Field

Last Friday and Saturday, the Class 1, 2, and 3 state track meet, hosted by Jefferson City High School, filled two warm and sunny days as schools from all over the state converged on the state capital. Both the Tigers and Lady Tigers were represented, hoping to be competitive with some of the best athletes in the state.

Tigers Win Southwest Conference Championship; Districts Await

It was senior day last Monday as the Tigers extended their win streak to three games by defeating Pleasant Hope while also securing the Southwest Conference crown. Seniors Sayge Painter (left) and Kolten Goodman were honored for their contributions to Tiger baseball. With Painter are his parents, Wendell and Nicole Painter. With Goodman are Colleen Dawson, Greg Goodman, Kooper, and Stephanie and Eddie Hassell
Last week, the Stockton Tigers closed out the regular season, including a victory over Peasant Hope, which gave the Tigers the Southwest Conference crown after the Tigers went undefeated in conference play. The Tigers finished the regular season with a 20-9 record, including a four game winning streak, as they enter district play.
Kolten Goodman stays focused while awaiting the pitch in recent baseball action. The Tigers remain undefeated in conference play as districts start for the Tigers on May 13th

Baseball Takes 2 of 3; Remain Undefeated In Conference Play

Tiger baseball had another busy week as they remained undefeated in conference play.
Sayge Painter throws to catcher Easton Hubbard in recent baseball action at Lebanon. The Tigers are 16-8 after a come-from-behind victory against Miller last week

Weather Affects Tigers’ Baseball Schedule

With last week’s storms, the Stockton Tigers had a quiet week, taking a victory last Tuesday against the Miller Cardinals in Southwest Conference play in their only action of the week.
Vocal Soloist Evangeline O’Brien, as well as Saxophone trio members Gilbert Alexander, Kale Rader, and Carter Thornton bring Gold and Silver ratings at the State Solo/Small Ensemble Competition recently held in Columbia.

Stockton competed at the State Solo/Small Ensemble Festival held in Columbia

Stockton students recently competed at the State Solo/Small Ensemble Festival held in Columbia. Those competing brought back gold and silver ratings. In order to move to the state competition, students had to receive an Exemplary rating at the district contest.
Pictured from left is Emily Barnes from Simmons Bank

Lillie Birchett and Preston Rains.

April 2024 Student of the Month

The presentation of the “student of the month” award goes to one girl and one boy of Stockton high school. This award will be given each month during the 2023-2024 school year, and it is to recognize the Stockton high school students who have distinguished themselves through outstanding achievements in extra-curricular activities, academics, leadership, good citizenship, service to their school, and service to the community.

Summer reading promises adventure

"We can't wait for this Summer's Reading Program!" the Cedar County librarians say. "Kids, ages 3-6 & 7-13, are invited to join us at both branches as we go 'Beyond the Book Shelf.'"
Jerry and his brother, Tom, have been together since birth and are looking forward to spending the rest of their lives together. Please check them out at the Polk County Humane Society.

Tom and Jerry are life-long brothers

I’m sure you all know the cartoon of Tom and Jerry. Who doesn't? You’ll be pleased to know that my brother and I are named after them! My name is Jerry, and I’m the sweetest cat you’ll ever meet! I do love pets but also enjoy just laying by myself.
2023 Stockton graduate,

Private Jarrett Dale Schies graduated Marine Corps bootcamp April 19

Built back to the best version of himself

2023 Stockton graduate Jarrett Dale Schies completed Marine Corps boot camp and graduated on April 19.
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