Witt files for bond reduction

Posted December 11, 2014 at 11:35 am

William Chris Witt, through his attorney Teresa Lynn Grantham, filed Dec. 8 in Cedar County Associate Circuit Court for a bond reduction. No date has been set to hear that motion.

Witt is being held in the Cedar County jail on no bond, according to the Cedar County sheriff’s dispatcher.

Witt is charged with 14 felonies, 12 of them from incidents which occurred on June 2, 2014, and two dated June 4, 2014.

According to a police report, on June 2, Witt had a log chain locked to a woman he took to McDonalds in El Dorado Springs. The El Dorado Springs police department arrested and charged Witt.

The felony charges include: Count 1 – kidnapping, facilitating a felony, inflicting injury, terrorizing; Count 2 – domestic assault, 2nd degree; Count

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    7 1⁄2 weeks to go

    Posted December 11, 2014 at 11:31 am

    MOVING ON UP – El Dorado Springs Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Jackson Tough and Co-director Peggy Snodgrass add red tape

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    Joshua Jay Brown wants own attorney

    Posted December 11, 2014 at 11:29 am

    Joshua Jay Brown, El Dorado Springs, who is charged with second degree murder in connection with the death of Cedar County Deputy Matt Chism, had a day in court on Dec. 3 before Cedar County Associate Circuit Judge Dennie Dwight Reaves.


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    Best of the Best

    Posted December 11, 2014 at 11:26 am

    CHOIR SINGS WAY TO TOP – The El Dorado Springs High School Choir was awarded the First Place Youth Division Trophy and the Grand Prize Trophy during the annual Christmas Parade on

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    Logan Ellison asks to wear street clothes

    Posted December 11, 2014 at 11:25 am

    Logan Ellison, the El Dorado Springs teenager held in Vernon County on $1 million bond in the shooting death of his grandparents, filed a motion Dec. 4, through his attorneys, K. Brown and J. Zuzul, to be allowed to wear street clothes in future hearings. Vernon

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    Opera House Theatre fundraiser Dec. 13

    Posted December 11, 2014 at 11:25 am

    The Opera House Arts Council will sponsor a benefit fundraiser on Saturday night, Dec. 13, in the Opera House Theatre in beautiful downtown El Dorado Springs.

    There will be a little Christmas, a little country and a little bluegrass. Guests scheduled to

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    Woman pleads guilty to stealing from employer

    Posted December 11, 2014 at 11:20 am

    Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Nevada woman pled guilty in federal court Dec. 4 to a bank fraud scheme in which she embezzled from her El Dorado Springs employer.

    Patricia Culbertson, 53, of

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    Posted July 11, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    20’s ERA APARTMENTS BITE THE DUST – The South Main Apartments at 421 South Main kept their long overdue appointment with a track hoe on Tuesday, July 8. By 2

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    2014 El Dorado Springs Christmas Parade line-up

    Posted December 18, 2014 at 12:06 pm

    At Conservation Dept. – EDS Police Dept – Lead, EDS Fire Truck #1, G3 Miss Merry Christmas candidates (6 vehicles), A – Mindy Harper – Miss Merry Christmas 2014 (ECS Freshman), B – Lakin Lindsey – runner up (EHS Junior), C

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    Ellison gets attorney

    Posted December 18, 2014 at 12:06 pm

    Logan Ellison, who is being held in the Vernon County jail on two counts of 1st degree murder with a $1 million bond, now has an attorney, Joseph G. Zuzul, public defender.

    Ellison will have a pre-trial conference before Vernon County Associate

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    Chamber of Commerce 2014 ‘Happy!’ Christmas parade

    Posted December 18, 2014 at 12:06 pm

    Businesses and organizations will parade their finest floats they have fashioned, bands will march melodiously down Main Street and Santa will shower salutations upon spectators.

    This Saturday it’s all downtown El Dorado Springs. The “Happy!” themed Christmas Parade will start at at

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    Annual choir Christmas dinner, concert Dec. 5-6

    Posted December 18, 2014 at 12:06 pm

    “A Christmas Portrait” will be the theme for the annual Christmas dinner and concert, presented by the El Dorado Springs High School Choral Music Department on Dec. 5 and 6.

    The event will feature music by the High School and Middle School

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    CCAD board approves CMH’s 2015 figure

    Posted December 18, 2014 at 12:06 pm

    The Cedar County Ambulance District Board voted unanimously, at its Monday, Nov. 15, meeting, to approve a 3% increase for Citizens Memorial Hospital to furnish ambulance service to the Cedar County Ambulance District (as provided in the contact which will run until Dec. 31, 2016) for

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    Donations needed for Christmas Baskets

    Posted December 18, 2014 at 12:06 pm

    Donation barrels can be found at Ehlers Variety and Woods Grocery Store. Non perishable food items and new toys are badly needed to make the holidays a little brighter this year for your friends and neighbors.

    New, unwrapped toys need to be

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    Barnwarming royalty

    Posted December 18, 2014 at 12:06 pm

    TOO COLD TO CALL IT WARM – On a cold Friday night, the El Dorado Springs FFA held their 2014 Barnwarming in

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    Update on Joshua Jay Brown case

    Posted December 18, 2014 at 12:06 pm

    Joshua Jay Brown, who is charged with second degree murder in the death of Cedar County Deputy Sheriff Matt Chism, is scheduled for a probation violation hearing at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 8, before Circuit Judge James R. Bickel.

    Cedar County Assistant

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    R-II Board sees new logo

    Posted December 18, 2014 at 12:06 pm

    During the regular Thursday, Nov. 13, meeting of the El Dorado Springs R-II School Board, Supt. Mark Koca “rolled out” the new official Bulldog logo.

    Members present for the meeting were Walt Anderson, Benny Brower,

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    Eighth grade loses to Clinton at home

    Posted December 11, 2014 at 9:41 am


    8th grade results

    Butler Tournament

    Dec. 1 – versus Adrian LOST 44-18 Trey Babcock leading score w/ 6.

    Dec. 3 – vs. Butler LOST 55-32, Shelby McKinney lead score with 11, Dagan McIntire with 9.

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    Posted December 4, 2014 at 10:45 am

    (Front row, from left) Paige Esry, Kameron Schaaf, Cameron McPeak, Rachel Bush, Kinli Simmons, Taylor Witt, Megan Chism, and Anyssa Salazar; (second row, from left) Candice Loane, Keili Tough, Hannah Kruckenberg, Amy Ford, Alexis Tough, Amy Ford,

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    Bulldog boys off and running, literally

    Posted December 4, 2014 at 10:42 am

    ME AND MY SHADOW – During the Bulldogs’ opening game Tuesday, Nov. 25, against Sherwood, Jakob Studer went up for a rebound and a Sherwood player went up with him. Studer accounted for

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    Posted December 4, 2014 at 10:39 am

    Kameron Schaaf led the Lady Bulldogs in scoring against Buffalo with 13 points.

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    Posted December 4, 2014 at 10:35 am

    In the game against the Sherwood Lady Marksmen, Rachel Bush drives to the basket.

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    Lady Bulldogs against Buffalo

    Posted December 4, 2014 at 10:27 am

    PAST THE DEFENSE – Sprinting down the floor, as only Cameron McPeak can do, she quickly feeds a pass to one of her Lady Bulldog teammates, during the opening game with Buffalo.

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    Extension hires new Family Financial Education Specialist

    Posted December 11, 2014 at 11:10 am

    University of Missouri Extension has hired Doug Scotten for a specialist position to be located in Vernon County. Scotten is the Regional Family Financial Education Specialist for the University of Missouri Extension, located in Vernon County, Missouri. The position is responsible for planning, implementing, and evaluating

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    Kander convenes Elections Integrity Task Force

    Posted December 11, 2014 at 10:51 am

    Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander on Dec. 9 convened the bipartisan Elections Integrity Task Force, which brought together local, state and federal law enforcement and election authorities to open new lines of communication and establish best practices for responding to alleged violations in the elections

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    Living Christmas tree adds appeal, memories

    Posted December 11, 2014 at 10:48 am

    A living Christmas tree is a wonderful way to celebrate the Christmas holiday and then later celebrate the memory of special times spent with family and friends according to Patrick Byers, a horticulture specialist with University of Missouri Extension.

    Planting a live

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    Savvy Senior®

    Posted December 11, 2014 at 9:11 am

    Personal tech products designed specifically for seniors

    Dear Savvy Senior

    Can you recommend any tablets, smartphones or computers that are specifically designed for seniors? I would like to buy a device for my technology-challenged grandmother so she can

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    Protect your identity online

    Posted December 4, 2014 at 11:10 am

    Secretary of State Jason Kander issued an Investor Alert marking National Identity Protection Week (October 27-31), and encouraging Missourians to use six simple tips to protect themselves from online identity theft. National Identity Protection Week is a project led by the Federal Trade Commission, National Bankers

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    Protect perennials with winter mulch

    Posted December 4, 2014 at 10:31 am


    by Marilyn Odneal, Horticulture Adviser

    Note: this will be the final edition of the Ozarks Fruit and Garden review column. We appreciate the many loyal readers over the years who have enjoyed and benefitted from the column.

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