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Dog Nation is in need of 5-gallon buckets with lids for their dogs. If you have buckets, you can either take them to Dog Nation in El Dorado Springs, or drop them off at the Cedar County Republican, No. 26 Public Square, Stockton, to be delivered.

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Check out the Men Today section and read all about our local men here in our community.

  • By Robert Jackson
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Most Americans, particularly those in Missouri, rarely get a chance to visit nations beyond those close to our borders, however, Brittney Brown took advantage of an opportunity to go to the Ivory Coast in Africa as part of a Christian mission trip with Cru.

  • By Robert Jackson
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Shelia Frieze stepped down Friday, June 30, as deputy clerk with the Cedar County Circuit Clerk's office, and will bring with her into retirement plenty of memories.

  • By Robert Jackson
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The shells of Missouri's black walnuts were used to clean the Statue of Liberty during a past restoration project. Today the shells are being turned into Safeshell, a product which will make synthetic turf fields better and safer.

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The 62nd annual Beydler reunion will begin with a carry-in lunch at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, June 25, at Sac Osage Electric community room on U.S. 54, El Dorado Springs.

  • Submitted by Bondena Neill
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The annual Ahart reunion begins with lunch at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 25, at Citizens Memorial Hospital, community room 2, Bolivar.

  • —Photos by Robert Jackson
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A wide range of fun activities were offered to the residents of Lake Stockton Healthcare Facility in Stockton, a skilled nursing facility, to celebrate national Nursing Home Week from Monday-Friday, May 15-19.

  • Submitted by Lawrence Johnston
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Lucas Burton son of Chad and Karon Burton is being baptized by his father during the Sunday worship service, April 30, at First Southern Baptist Church in Stockton.

  • Submitted by Angela Drake
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Tiger Tasters is Stockton’s community-run backpack program for hungry children in Stockton schools. Only students who are identified as in-need by school personnel receive three-day weekend food backpacks from the program.

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Lieutenant Gov. Mike Parson announced the winners of the 2017 Senior Service Award, and among the 61 winners from across Missouri was Robert Coleman of El Dorado Springs.

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In a pinochle tournament Wednesday, April 5, at the Korth Center, Ruth Turner was the high woman and Ernie Rucker the high man. Donna Forman was second high woman. There were two tables.

  • Submitted by Ella O’Connor
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Four KOPS and six TOPS weighed in at Freewill Baptist Church Tuesday, April 18. Sheila was the best loser of the week.

  • —Photos by Robert Jackson
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More than a dozen courthouse staff and clerks wore wild and colorful sweaters with some headgear as part of the first-ever Cedar County Courthouse ugly sweater contest Wednesday, Dec. 21. The competition was sponsored by Cedar County Circuit Clerk Melinda Gumm to add spirit to the week befor…

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Sixteen veterans from Mt. Vernon Veteran’s Home and one from Lake Stockton Healthcare Facility enjoy Christmas lunch at Amvets Post 116 Sunday, Dec. 11. Post 116, American Legion Post 230 and VFW Post 5525 members helped serve and visit with the veterans.

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Kelsi Fiss, pharmacist at Zumwalt’s Pharmacy, will speak at 11:45 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14, on how to prevent strokes and the pros and cons of using aspirin. Everyone is welcome to attend. The center is at 309 W. Englewood Drive, Stockton. For more information, call 276-5306.

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The Missouri School Counselor Association awarded its Missouri Administration of the Year Award to Clark Mershon, principal of Staley High School in Kansas City. He is the oldest son of Carolyn Mershon of Stockton and the late Waldo Mershon, as well as the nephew of Calvin Hickman, a former …

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The University of Missouri has announced Jaynee Linn Purdom, El Dorado Springs, has graduated from the spring semester with a bachelor of science in animal sciences.

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Friends and neighbors of Independence School enjoyed an ice cream social Saturday, Aug. 27. The socials began in 1953, and this year’s was the 63rd.

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White shares his photo of a green man up a tree near Cane Hill off Route H.

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Stockton Lions Club is having a pancake breakfast from 7:30-10:30 a.m., and rummage sale from 7:30 a.m.- noon Saturday, March 12, at Stockton United Methodist Church, east Mo. 32. Cost for the all-you-can eat breakfast is $5, and proceeds go to the Lion’s sight impairment program. Anyone wan…

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Please join us for a fundraising hike to help Aubree win her fight against cancer. The hike is on the 1.75 mile Umber Ridge Trail at Stockton State Park. There is no registration fee, but donations will be accepted*. Saturday, March 12 • 9 a.m. Stockton State Park - Umber Ridge Trail *Please…