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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Jake Wheeler, Stockton High School, signed a scholarship offer to play baseball at Maple Woods Community College in Kansas City Thursday, Feb. 1.

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The El Dorado Springs R-II School District is seeking input from patrons and parents in the community. The district has created a survey through Google Forms and would like all patrons and parents within the district to take a few minutes and answer the questions. Here is the link to the sur…

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The El Dorado Springs R-II School District is seeking input from patrons and parents in the community. The district has created a survey through Google Forms and would like all patrons and parents within the district to take a few minutes and answer the questions. Here is the link to the sur…

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Stockton city officials honored the Stockton High School concert band for its trip to Osage Beach and the Missouri Music Educators Association conference. The band was chosen from among high school bands across the state to perform at the conference, a prime honor. Bands sent in music and vi…

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Landon Zartman, El Dorado Springs High School, accepts and signs a scholarship to play baseball at Central Methodist University. Zartman plays corner infield, outfield and pitches. In the summer, Zartman plays baseball for 417.

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Check out our local kids in the 2018 Our Kids Special Section in this weeks edition. Or go to http://images.cedarrepublican.com/layout/2018-Our-Kids/PMG-PUB-39A1987E0505A7EF4370D5E941968A28.html#topOfPage

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Two Stockton High School players were named to the all-tournament team following the 48th annual Stockton High School boys' basketball tournament.

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A special bus ride, preceded by a special send-off, took place Wednesday, Jan. 24, at Stockton High School, the courthouse, middle school campus and at Stockton square. The SHS concert band performed at the MMEA conference Thursday, Jan. 24.

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Stockton High School's varsity boys' basketball team continues to play at a high level with another win as the Stockton Tigers played tough defense, particularly during the fourth quarter to defeat the Skyline Tigers 65-50. Stockton made eight 3-point baskets in the game. Stockton has now wo…

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Eight high schools, including the two from Cedar County, will gather in February for the boys’ and girls’ district basketball tournaments at Mount Vernon High School.

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Stockton's Lady Tigers were ready to play and refused to give up, but the young team still fell to rival El Dorado Springs 28-21 in an emotional match with more than 25 fouls between the two teams.

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Reminder the send-off from Stockton High School will be around 2:15 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24 and going through the Stockton square around 2:20 p.m.

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Stockton High School's concert band is going to perform at a regional music educator's conference after having been chosen through a tryout or audition last year. The MMEA conference performance is scheduled for 9:15 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 25 in Osage Beach at the Tan Tar-A resort.

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Stockton High School's boys' basketball team defeated Harrisonville to win its basketball tournament Saturday, Jan. 20. The team came together with the championship trophy following the game.

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Stockton's boys' basketball team beat Harrisonville 81-74. Tigers win, leading wire-to-wire, with strong team effort.

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Cortney Culbertson, Michaela Hicks, Madison Posey, Melissa Ruscha, Brittany Thompson, Lori Thorne and Spencer Young, all from El Dorado Springs, made the fall 2017 Crowder College dean’s list.

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Stockton High School's boys' basketball team will be one of eight teams involved in the 48th annual Stockton boys' high school basketball tournament which continues through Saturday, Jan. 20.

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Rhonda Forsythe, Stockton, graduated from Bolivar Technical College, Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, with 20 other students also receiving their practical nursing certificate or medical assistant associate’s degree. The commencement ceremony took place at Bolivar High School and recognized 20 LPN g…