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Join us from 5-7 p.m Friday, Feb. 23, for our fourth Friday state dinner, serving presidential favorites. The menu includes meat loaf (Nixon), chicken enchiladas (Clinton), pork adobo (Bush), hot dogs (Roosevelt), mac and cheese (Jefferson, he discovered it in Paris), buttered corn (Harrison…

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For more than 30 years, Ron Brown, El Dorado Springs, has donned the faux-fur brown suit, adjusted the ranger hat which says “Smokey,” and clearly communicated how to prevent wildfires. From children to senior citizens, thousands welcomed him as Smokey Bear.

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For more than 30 years, Ron Brown, El Dorado Springs, has donned the faux-fur brown suit, adjusted the ranger hat which says “Smokey,” and clearly communicated how to prevent wildfires. From children to senior citizens, thousands welcomed him as Smokey Bear.

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Stockton High School cheerleaders brought spirit to the game Friday, Feb. 9, when the Tigers played Pleasant Hope. They cheered, led the crowd and did stunts.

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Lydia Eason, El Dorado Springs High School freshman, is VFW Department of Missouri’s first-place winner and recipient of the $2,000 Voice of Democracy award in the 2017 Voice of Democracy Scholarship program. VFW Post 257 and its auxiliary in El Dorado Springs sponsored Eason. She is the dau…

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El Dorado Springs Chamber of Commerce has a new assistant director, Jennifer Saderstrom, who replaces Peggy Snodgrass who left last week.

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A community-wide cleanup day will begin at 9:30 a.m. with registration at the Stockton Area Chamber of Commerce office Saturday, March 3.

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The eyes of the world are on South Korea this week as the greatest athletes in winter sports compete for gold, but there are many more reasons beyond their love of figure skating, curling and skiing why American farmers are paying close attention to South Korea.

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Filing is approaching for the August primary election and any qualified resident of Cedar County interested in filing for the political positions listed below on the Aug. 7 primary election ballot should file with the Cedar County clerk’s office starting at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27. Filing wi…

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Stockton and El Dorado Springs girls' varsity high school basketball teams continue to prepare for the upcoming District 12 tournament at Mount Vernon High School.

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Stockton Christian Church’s annual rummage sale is from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16; and 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, in the church’s activity center.

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Help by giving blood from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, at Stockton High School, 906 South St.

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The Stockton Chapter of the Knights of Columbus will hold its annual Lenten fish fry from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, at St. Peter’s Church, Route J and Mo. 32.

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Two Arcola residents were injured and taken to Citizens Memorial Hospital following a motor vehicle accident east of Stockton at 6:20 a.m. Monday, Feb. 5.

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El Dorado Springs school district's capital improvement and summer maintenance list for 2017-18 was released by the district's office last week with the roofing of the elementary school among the items included on the list.

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El Dorado Springs R-II school district's board of education met Thursday, Feb. 8, and reviewed savings from its investments in energy savings projects.

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Wednesday, Feb. 14: Sloppy joes, lemon-baked fish, green beans, savory potato wedges, cucumber salad, wheat roll or wheat bun, pumpkin bars.

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Wednesday, Feb 14: Garlic rosemary pork loin, roasted brussel sprouts, roasted red potatoes, wheat roll, strawberry cake.

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Cedar County is seeking comments from the public on its hazard mitigation plan before it finishes updating the 2013 plan. This process began in February 2017, and the first initial public meeting was held Aug. 23, 2017. The planning committee was comprised of representatives from the county,…

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Several Stockton High School students competed in a power lifting competition Saturday, Feb. 3, at Fair Grove High School, with Joseph Valciu placing first in the rack 2 boys' competition. He was one of two first place finishers for the Tigers.

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El Dorado Springs's wrestling team competed in the Buffalo Tournament, Saturday, Jan. 27, and had several wrestlers place among the top five in their weight division.

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Bryant J. Hernandez, Stockton, received a bachelor of science degree in computer science from Wichita State University during fall 2017, along with more than 950 students.

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Notice is hereby given that the Board of Directors of Cedar County Memorial Hospital will conduct a meeting at 11:30 a.m. on February 26, 2018, in the classroom at Cedar County Memorial Hospital, 1401 S. Park St. in El Dorado Springs, MO.

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Stockton Middle Schools' boys' basketball teams are going in different directions. The seventh-grade squad is going down a winning road, while the eighth-grade team is struggling.

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Stockton and El Dorado Springs have two weeks remaining before playing in the District 12 Tournament at Mt. Vernon High School which begins Monday, Feb. 19.

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Central Methodist University named its fall semester dean's list and two Stockton students were honored — Katie Ann Caudle and Crystal Anna Kimmi.

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The following El Dorado Springs students graduated from Crowder College in the fall 2017: Matthew Boch, with a business administration degree, and Chayna Penney, Jennifer Sanderson and Jennifer Floyd, all graduated with general studies degrees.

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February is always a big month for donations of soup at the pantry. This year we would like to ask all churches, schools and community groups to join us in a friendly Souper Bowl competition which began Thursday, Feb. 1, and goes through Wednesday, Feb. 28. The organization donating the most…

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Among the 2017 fall semester graduates from Crowder College in Nevada were the following students from El Dorado Springs — Matthew Boch, business administration; Chayna Penney, general studies; Jennifer Sanderson, general studies; and Jennifer Floyd, general studies.

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Have you ever wondered if there is more to your life? Do you have a purpose and if so what is it? Or perhaps you’re living the life, so to speak and you aren't concerned if there's more, because from where you sit, life couldn't be better. No matter how you may think, scripture assures us of…

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Laurie and Delbert Bybee of rural Schell City announce the engagement of their daughter, Bailee Lorree Bybee, to Dalton Linn Bailey, son of Linn and Rhonda Bailey, Lamar.