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The El Dorado Springs Municipal Band is winding down this summer. Many members have headed off to college and our teachers and students are getting busy with school. Everyone is getting so busy.

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The El Dorado Springs Municipal Band gets a little smaller every weekend as we send another member or two off to college. We only have three more weekends to play, so be sure to come on down from 8-9 p.m. every Friday and Saturday evening and 2-3 p.m. Sunday afternoon at City Park for our co…

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The Stockton City Hall Art Gallery Council invites you to the Third Quarter Artists Reception, 4:30-6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, at City Hall. Artists will have selected artwork for sale in the lobby.

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Cedar County Extension will host the last Cedar County Barn Quilt workshop for painted barn quilts, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17 at the Liston Center, 508 N. Main in El Dorado Springs. This will be the last workshop held in Cedar County before they move on to Vernon and Bates counties ove…

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This Friday night, Aug. 9, the El Dorado Springs Municipal Band will have Dance Night from 8-9 p.m. so bring your dancing shoes and come on down to the park to join the fun. We hope to see some folks get up and dance to our catchy tunes; we have a few folks who dance with us every year.

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Last weekend Christmas descended over the bandstand. Santa, Mrs. Claus and a very cute elf dropped by to help the El Dorado Springs Municipal Band celebrate Christmas in July. Several children talked to Santa, were given candy and had their picture taken. Everyone had lots of fun.

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The three-day event’s main attraction, country music artist Josh Gracin, played an hour-long set as hundreds of concert-goers watched from El Dorado Springs city park.

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The El Dorado Springs Municipal Band will play at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and Saturday is an evening of fun you do not want to miss. We are playing our Christmas in July concert and we've heard a very special visitor is planning to drop by, so bring your youngsters so they can see Santa …

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Entertainment Friday, July 19, at the El Dorado Springs Picnic featured a diverse variety of musical acts.

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The El Dorado Springs Municipal Band will play for the Picnic for your listening enjoyment from 7-8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening. On Friday evening we will have a special program for Movie Night and Saturday is Polka Night. Come on down to hear your band as we play some fun tun…

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It is so encouraging to look out at the crowd from the bandstand to see smiling faces to play for during the El Dorado Springs Municipal Band weekly concerts. It makes them more fun. We have had quite a few folks to play for at each of our performances which has been wonderful. We thank the …

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The El Dorado Springs Municipal Band will have a special program from 8-9 p.m. Friday, July 5, to celebrate the Fourth of July, with great patriotic numbers for all to enjoy. The band will be decked out in red, white and blue for the special occasion and would love to see your smiling faces.

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Fifty years ago, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers changed life in the sleepy little town of Stockton. The corps built a hydro-power generation unit, a dam and Stockton Lake was born.

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The city of El Dorado Springs, along with area businesses and sponsors, present a new tradition. The first Friday Night at the Ballpark is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Friday, June 28, at the city ballparks on the west of Fields Boulevard in El Dorado Springs.

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The El Dorado Springs Municipal Band had a wonderful weekend celebrating Flag Day and Father's Day. The cool weather brought many folks out to listen to the band and visit with friends. We couldn't have asked for better weather for all three of the concerts.

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The El Dorado Springs Municipal Band will celebrate Flag Day 8-9 p.m. Friday, June 14. We'll be decked out in our red, white and blue playing some of your favorite patriotic songs.

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This Saturday evening will begin The 133 season for the El Dorado Springs Municipal Band begins Saturday, June 1. Concerts will be held from 8-9 p.m. every Friday and Saturday night and 2-3 p.m. Sunday afternoons. All concerts are free to the public and band members invite everyone to come l…

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The episode of TV’s Fishing University which filmed last October at Stockton Lake is now airing on three cable channels. The show not only features the lake, but also local dining, activities and attractions. The 30-minute episode includes a 90-second promotional spot featuring the Stockton …

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Lighthouse Christian Center will host a 36-year reunion Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 29-30, in a casual gathering at the home of Kenneth and Cheryl Thornton, 816 Owen Mill Road, Stockton. The Thorntons’ home will be open for all who would like to attend directly after the walnut festival parade.

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The 2018 summer season has ended for the El Dorado Springs Municipal Band. Band members appreciate the community who come out to listen to the concerts, for their faithfulness and support every week.

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Kamber Cain won the 2018 Modern Country Female Artist of the Year award Saturday, Sept. 8, at the Josie Music Awards, the largest independent artist awards show globally. The show was at the Celebrity Theatre at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

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The summer band concerts of the El Dorado Springs Municipal Band are quickly coming to an end for the year. We’ll play from 8-9 p.m. Friday-Saturday, August 24-25. 

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El Dorado Springs’ Camp Galilee has had a busy summer of camp activity and will open the 2018-19 school year with a homeschool music fest Friday-Sunday, Aug. 24-26.

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Everyone had fun Saturday, July 28, as the El Dorado Springs Municipal Band celebrated Christmas in July. It played Christmas music, and Santa and Mrs. Claus dropped by for a visit. The bandstand was colorful with lights and decorations.

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The El Dorado Springs Municipal Band will play from 8-9 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Aug. 3-4, at the bandstand as usual. We hope to have a crowd of folks who enjoy listening to our music and visiting with their friends in the park.

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A surprise guest from the North Pole is expected at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 28, as the El Dorado Springs Municipal Band plays its Christmas in July concert. We hope lots of children show up to visit with this jolly fellow and his elf again this year. Youngsters always have fun visiting with hi…

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The El Dorado Springs Municipal Band is planning a special program this weekend for the picnic.

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Registrations are now being accepted for the picnic’s Sam's Scavenger Scrimmage, which will begin at noon, Saturday, July 21, at the bandstand.

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Stockton Area Chamber of Commerce’s 2018 summer beach movie, Jaws, will be shown at Stockton Lake Beach No. 1, off RB Road and Orleans Trail, at dusk Friday, July 27. It will be free to the public.

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The Wayside Inn Museum, El Dorado Springs, held an art show Friday-Sunday, June 22-24, with several artists at the show Sunday. Artwork from local artists plus artwork contributed by local residents filled the museum during the show.

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The Southwest Missouri Horse Show Association will present its Spring Showcase at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 29, at the Bolivar Saddle Club Arena, one block east of the intersection of Mo. 13 and 32.

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Angela and Friends, a southwest Missouri-based ventriloquist act, will perform at 2 p.m. Monday, April 30, at the Stockton branch of the Cedar County Library, and 4:30 p.m. the same day at the El Dorado Springs branch. Admission is free, and the public is invited.

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Go somewhere exciting this week. No plane ticket needed, just a good book. The Baker and Taylor novels recently arrived at the Geneva Sharp Branch of the Cedar County Library in Stockton, and may provide just what you need for a perfect escape. The library is at 717 East St., and is open Mon…

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The City of El Dorado Springs will continue with the Ruby Gayle Wilson Pool Trust Fund. This special fund is made possible through a generous donation from Ruby Gayle Wilson. The purpose of the fund is to provide access to the swimming pool for children whose parents are unable to afford the…

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Robin's Hood will perform at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, at the El Dorado Springs Opera House. Tickets are free and the concert is open to the public. A mixture of traditional Christmas and holiday music plus jazz standards will be played by the local group featuring Ron Alumbaugh. Robin's Hood …

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The Annual Black Walnut Festival Guide is out and available at the Cedar Republican office, in stores wherever the Cedar Republican is sold, select vendors across the BWF festival grounds including the Chamber's Scoops Ice Cream booth, for those touring Hammons Products and online on our website.

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Light The Lake will have a free outdoor Christian music festival begins at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 15, at Stockton City Park presented by KOLR 10; Z-27; Brad Bradshaw, personal injury lawyer; and Lifelight Global.

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Carrollton, returned to Stockton for a free concert Saturday, Jan. 28, at Stockton Assembly of God Church. 

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For the 18th time since the Lighthouse opened its doors, the Lighthouse Children’s Theatre Players lit up the stage for their winter production, “The Magical Land of Oz!” 30 students, age 3-16 performed brilliantly in front of capacity audiences Dec. 2-3 on the stage of the First Baptist Chu…

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It is hard to believe there are only nine concerts left for the municipal band this summer, but it is true. This next weekend is a special one for several reasons. Every time we are together now, it seems it is the last time for some of our band members since they now are heading off to coll…