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On Saturday, July 13, Kansas City played host to this year's annual gathering of the masters at the United States Martial Arts Hall of Fame banquet and induction ceremony.
Many of the who's-who in martial arts were present for honoring those who have made a positive difference in the sport o…

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Bryce Wosoba, son of Aaron and Stacy Wosoba of El Dorado Springs and a member of Cedar County 4-H, represented Missouri at the 2019 National 4-H Shooting Sports Championships in June as a member of the state recurve archery team. The team took home daily awards in each event and as a team. A…

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Rain greeted the Stockton football Tigers and their fans Saturday morning, Aug. 17, causing the team’s first public scrimmage to be moved from Joe Price Memorial Stadium to the practice field.

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A new policy preventing El Dorado Springs students from playing two sports in the same season remains in place after a motion to return to dual sport participation resulted in a 3-3 tie vote.

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Stockton Saddle Club is planning a series of playday horse shows for area equestrians. Age groups include leadline, 7 and younger, 8-11, 12-15, 16-20 and 21 and older.

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The Missouri Department of Conservation will conduct a hunter education course from 8 a.m-noon Saturday, Sept. 14, at the El Dorado Springs Conservation office, 1109 S. Main. Hunters born on or after Jan. 1, 1967 and are age 16 or older must successfully complete an approved hunter education…

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Nothing in being outdoors, be you a hunter, angler, boater, biker, hiker or other outdoor pursuit, is as important as your vision. With the high sun in August the need to wear sunglasses is greater than ever.

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The fish were biting Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 3-4, on Stockton Lake. Division 126 had its final 2019 season tournament, the two-day D126 Championship. All 23 anglers weighed fish on day one. Lucas Fornelli was leading with 18.51 pounds, anchored with a 6.28-pound big bass. Not to be outdone, Sc…

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While enduring the heat of the dog days of summer, Missouri high school student athletes began preparations for the 2019 fall sports seasons. The first official day of practice was Monday, Aug. 12.

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Just before daylight last Saturday, lightning lit up the sky and the wind started up and it looked as though a planned walleye trip would be off. However, when the anglers arrived at the Roark Bluff launching ramp they met Bob Butler, as he said, “Are you ready to go fishing?”

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Stockton Saddle Club is planning a series of playday horse shows for area equestrians. Age groups include leadline, 7 and younger, 8-11, 12-15, 16-20 and 21 and older.

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Several hundred martial arts competitors from all over the nation gathered Friday and Saturday July 26-27, at the John Q. Hammons Convention Center in Springfield, for the annual Ozark Mountain National Karate Tournament, including Addison Taylor representing El Dorado Springs Karate Club an…

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Rich Johnson, 1990 Stockton graduate, was selected to be the head coach of the Blue team for the Missouri Lions Club All-Star high school football game Saturday, July 20, at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg.

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The American Bass Association D126 Stockton two-day championship will happen this coming weekend, Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 3-4. ABA anglers must qualify for this tournament by fishing at least four one-day tournaments in any ABA Division. Contact Becky Minor if you are not sure.
Registration wi…

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Fishing for a lunker fish is exciting. A big fish, caught or lost, is the subject of many campfire conversations and a source for a common bond between anglers. It also supplies a lifetime memory as a special pride in fishing accomplishment no angler can resist.

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Cedar County baseball fans hoping to see one of their own play in the major leagues will have put those dreams on the backburner for now.

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After the Fourth of July weekend, it's easy to see boating is fun, because around 80 million people can't be wrong.

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Stockton Saddle Club is planning a series of playday horse shows for area equestrians. Age groups include leadline, 7 and younger, 8-11, 12-15, 16-20 and 21 and older.

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Larry Sommerer, center, presents a check for $1,100 for the Stockton High School golf programs. The amount represents the proceeds raised from a recent tournament at Stockton Country Club. Accepting the check are R-I school board president Bill Crabtree, left, and Lady Tiger golf coach Mary …

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Three athletes from El Dorado Springs representing Team Heartland and Premier Martial Arts competed Friday June 28, Springdale, Arkansas. The tournament was a benefit for the Candice Willhite Fund. Candice, who was killed in a car accident in 2018, was a member of Team Heartland and a compet…

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Hunting has changed a lot over the years in Missouri, but one kind of hunting is as good as it was when I first started hunting. Back then, a wild turkey was something I saw drawings of with the pilgrims at Thanksgiving time and a deer kill after being hit by a vehicle was news in the local …

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Bluegill and youngsters go together. Usually the first fish many youngsters catch are bluegill or sunfish and now is a good time to find them in ponds, streams or lakes.

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Beginning Monday, July 1, deer hunters can apply online through the Missouri Department of Conservation’s website for a shot at more than 100 managed deer hunts throughout the state for archery, muzzle-loading, and modern firearms from mid-September through mid-January at conservation areas,…

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Sunday, June 30, is a date many Missourians have been waiting for. It is the date the bullfrog season opens, and persons armed with everything from gigs to slingshots will be after the hoppers.

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Twenty American Bass Anglers met Saturday, June 15, at Stockton Lake RB Cove Ramp. A storm blew through bringing rain as well as some thunder and lightning. The storm did not last long enough to delay fishing time as anglers oozed off at about 6 a.m. following a safety briefing and partner d…

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Drew Wheeler and Garrett Haden of the Stockton Tigers and Ty Davis and Derek Hayes of the El Dorado Springs Bulldogs were named to the Missouri Class 3 all-state baseball teams by the Missouri High School Baseball Coaches Association.

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Beginning Monday, July 1, deer hunters can apply online through the Missouri Department of Conservation’s website for a shot at more than 100 managed deer hunts throughout the state for archery, muzzle-loading, and modern firearms from mid-September through mid-January at conservation areas,…

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The El Dorado Christian School track team finished its 2019 season at the National Homeschool Track and Field Finals, Wednesday-Thursday, May 8-9, at Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar. Among the highlights was seventh grader Christian Steuck placing second the girls 12 and younger tria…

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Lisa Kenney, head coach of the Stockton Lady Tiger softball team, reported her squad was named an academic all-state team for the spring 2019 season by the Missouri Softball Coaches Association. The Lady Tigers had a collective 3.58 grade point average this past school year.

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From the moment he swings a bat or throws a pitch for the very first time, the dream of nearly every little boy who ever played baseball is to play in the major leagues.

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Ty Davis of El Dorado Springs was named Player of the Year as the Ozark Mountain Conference released its initial all-conference baseball team.

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El Dorado Springs native Riley Boyd was drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the 28th round of the Major League Baseball draft. Boyd threw 50.2 innings with 54 strikeouts and a 3.02 earned run average as a sophomore for Jefferson College of Hillsboro this past season.

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Missouri is a fishing state. Nearly a fourth of the population, encompassing all ages, fishes. They spend millions of dollars on tackle and bait and several billion dollars on services and goods each year. It's a good thing for the state's economy as well as the need for recreation.

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Five Stockton Tigers — Drew Wheeler, Garrett Haden, Luke Culbertson, Tate Wheeler and Clayton Hubbard — earned mentions on the 2019 All-Mid-Lakes Conference baseball team. Drew Wheeler was a unanimous first-team choice as both pitcher and infielder.

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Amie Garver of the Stockton Lady Tigers was recently named second-team all-region catcher by the Missouri High School Softball Coaches Association.