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A fundraising German dinner will be served from 5-7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at St. Andrew Lutheran Church, 15080 S. Mo. 39, Stockton. Proceeds will benefit the church youth group.

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A nip is in the air, a slight hint of color is marking the tree leaves, a feel of fall is in the air — all of which means it must be time for Caplinger Mills Volunteer Fire Department's fall chili supper. And, so it is, from 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, in the upper level of the Stockton Comm…

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Lake Stockton Elks Post 2858 hosted their third annual bike rally Saturday, Oct. 12, at the lodge at 803 E. Arnold Wallen Way.

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VFW Post 5525 Auxiliary will have a yard sale Wednesday-Friday, Oct. 16-18, at 808 W. Mo. 32. Hours are 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; 9 a.m.-noon Friday.

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The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program will sponsor Coffee and Donuts with the Cops at 9 a.m. Friday, Oct. 18, at El Dorado Springs Senior Center, 604 S. Forest, to emphasize the importance of safe handling and use of prescription medications.

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VFW Post 5525 Auxiliary will have a yard sale Wednesday-Friday, Oct. 16-18, at 808 W. Mo. 32. Hours are 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; 9 a.m.-noon Friday.

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Stockton's City Hall Art Gallery Fourth Quarter show is ready for visitors. Regional fiber artists group Uncommon Threads are on display. As fiber artists, their work is not for use on a bed like traditional quilts but is meant to hang on walls like paintings. The designs may be abstract, re…

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Cedar County First-Responders, in conjunction with Citizens Memorial Hospital and Cedar County Ambulance District, will be sponsoring an Emergency Medical Responder Class. This is the primary requirement for becoming a Cedar County first-responder.

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The Missouri Department of Conservation and The Nature Conservancy will host a Prairie Day from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at Wah’Kon-Tah Prairie, 3860 E. 02 Road, El Dorado Springs. The event is free for all ages and no registration is required.

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Ducks Unlimited, one of the nation’s largest philanthropic environmental groups, hosted its bi-annual fundraiser 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at the Ray H. Zumwalt Expo Center, Stockton.

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A nip is in the air, a slight hint of color is marking the tree leaves, a feel of fall is in the air — all of which means it must be time for Caplinger Mills Volunteer Fire Department's fall chili supper. And, so it is, from 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, in the upper level of the Stockton Comm…

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The Stockton Area Chamber of Commerce has final plans laid out and will host its annual Halloween in the Park event 6-8 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 31, in Stockton City Park.

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Looking for an activity before Halloween where you can dress in costume and answer lots of questions? Come join other trivia lovers at the Trivia Tricks and Treats contest hosted by El Do Youth Inc. at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at Liston Center aka El Do Youth Center, 508 N. Main St. Doors o…

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Residents at all Citizens Memorial Health Care Foundation, long-term care and residential care facilities, including Lake Stockton Healthcare Facility, will participate in the 24th annual Golden Age Games in Bolivar. Sponsored by Missouri Health Care Association, the District IV games will b…

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An American Red Cross blood drive is scheduled for 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, at Agapé Boarding School, 12998 E. 1400 Road, Stockton. All blood types are needed. Eligible donor must be at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds, be in general good health and provide required ide…

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Local veterans, volunteers, supporters and family members are invited to a potluck reception 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 29, celebrating the brief home visit of Conner Morse, Petty Officer 3rd Class, United States Navy, at Amvets Post 116, Stockton.

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The Cedar County Democratic Committee will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, at the Cedar County Courthouse in Stockton. For more information, call Darrell Martin at (417) 296-3754.

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Cedar County 4-H will host its first annual fundraising dinner from 5:30-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, at the El Dorado Springs Middle/High School cafeteria. Tickets may be purchased from any Cedar County 4-H member or at the Cedar County MU Extension Center and are $7 in advance or $10 at the door…

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With the hanging of the official banner over Stockton’s North St., area residents get excited and share in the collective anticipation for the 59th annual Black Walnut Festival, sponsored by Stockton Lake Sertoma Club. The annual event sees tens of thousands come and go over a 3-day stretch …

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Cedar County 4-H will host its first annual fundraising dinner from 5:30-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, at the El Dorado Springs Middle/High School cafeteria. Tickets may be purchased from any Cedar County 4-H member or at the Cedar County MU Extension Center and are $7 in advance or $10 at the door…

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Stockton Amvets members, boosters and auxiliary members will be serving brats and beef franks, chips, drinks and desserts from noon-6 p.m., Saturday, Sept 28, at the Stockton American Legion Post 230 in the lower level of the Community Building on North St.  

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The third annual benefit Nut Roll on behalf of the Tiger Tasters backpack program is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, on North Street during the Black Walnut Festival.

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Cedar County Memorial Hospital hosts its 11th annual fundraising dinner from 5-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, on the south lawn at 1401 S. Park St., El Dorado Springs.

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The family of Terry and Linda (Taylor) Burns will celebrate the couple’s 50th wedding anniversary, 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, at Park Street Christian Church, El Dorado Springs. The reception is come-and-go and family and friends are invited.

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The Coale/Burrus/Conner/James family reunion is just around the corner, so come join in the festivities. The day will kick-off with a basket dinner around noon Saturday, Sept. 21, at the El Dorado Springs Community Center. All relatives and interested parties are welcome.

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Optimum cow pregnancy rate and calf crop percentage is important for the profit potential of a beef cattle operation. Conducting a bull breeding soundness exam to make sure your bull is structurally and reproductively sound prior to the breeding season is important to ensure these results, a…

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The Missouri Department of Conservation and The Nature Conservancy will host a Prairie Day from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at Wah’Kon-Tah Prairie, 3860 E. 02 Road, El Dorado Springs. The event is free for all ages and no registration is required.

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The Cedar County Federated Republican Women will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23, in room 5 of the Cedar County Courthouse. New members are welcome and encouraged to attend.

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El Dorado Springs Order of the Eastern Star #148 hosts its third annual barbecue benefit from 5-7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at the family life center of First Baptist Church, 500 S. Main, El Dorado Springs. Parking and entry are available on the north side of the church on Joe Davis Street.

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A benefit hog roast will be from 4-8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at Olympia Rural Fire Department, 10890 S. Mo. 97, El Dorado Springs.

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Fun Time Shows will present carnival rides and games during the 59th annual Black Walnut Festival, Thursday-Saturday, Sept. 26-28, at Stockton City Park.

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The 14th annual Bill Maack Memorial Charity Horse is set for 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at the Bolivar Saddle Club, one block east of the junction of Mo. 13 and 32.

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With sunny, clear and warm summer weather all doing their part, the Stockton Area Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual car show and burnout contest Saturday, Sept. 7, in Stockton City Park.

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Community Blood Center of the Ozarks will hold a blood drive from 1:30-6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, at Church of Christ, 302 E. Hospital Rd., El Dorado Springs.