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Largest meth bust ever in Vernon County

Posted August 28, 2014 at 10:10 am

Thousands of dollars, explosives, stolen property, over a half pound of crystal meth, and more than 40 guns were seized during a large scale investigation involving two search warrants this month.

According to a press release from the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office, approximately 255 grams of what is believed to be crystal meth was seized during one of the search warrants making this one of the largest seizures of crystal meth in Vernon County.

According to Vernon County Sheriff Jason Mosher, his office began investigating a drug operation along with agents from the CNET Drug Task Force that led to tips about stolen firearms and other stolen property.

With information collected, the Sheriff’s Office applied for a search warrant in the south part of the county

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    Colorado man snagged for spoonbill trafficking

    Posted August 28, 2014 at 10:08 am

    Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced Aug. 20 that a Colorado man has pleaded guilty in federal court to illegally trafficking in paddlefish caviar after being caught in an undercover operation in the Warsaw

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    Nothing new on body found at Lake Stockton

    Posted August 28, 2014 at 10:06 am

    “Thank you for checking. I do not have any new releasble information at this time,” the FBI spokesperson in Kansas City told the Sun Tuesday when we asked about the body found at Lake Stockton:

    Has any information been released from the

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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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    Council discusses nuisance ordinance

    Posted August 30, 2014 at 4:01 pm

    At the Monday, Aug. 4, El Dorado Springs City Council meeting councilmen discussed at length a proposed nuisance ordinance. For some time, councilmen had asked about an ordinance that deals with indoor furniture being used or left in an outdoor setting. They were also concerned about

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    New surgeon joins CCMH

    Posted August 30, 2014 at 4:01 pm

    Cedar County Memorial Hospital (CCMH) welcomes Joseph Dodd, M.D.

    Dr. Dodd is Board Certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a member of the Missouri State Medical Association.

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    Posted August 30, 2014 at 4:01 pm

    - On Monday, Aug. 4, a St. Clair County deputy responded to Roscoe in reference to a complaint from a 16 year-old female juvenile of a man following her from Casey’s gas station in Osceola. The juvenile

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    Meals free for all El Dorado Springs R-II students

    Posted August 30, 2014 at 4:01 pm

    El Dorado Springs R-II Schools has applied for and been approved to participate in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) of the Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act. This provision will allow the district to provide free breakfast and lunch to all students free of charge.

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    Changes in traffic patterns at school

    Posted August 30, 2014 at 4:01 pm

    by Supt. Mark Koca

    Students and patrons returning to school at El Dorado Springs R-2 will encounter quite a change in traffic patterns around the campus. At the high school, the newly expanded student parking lot will now be one-way traffic only,

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    Gov. announces funding for early childhood education in ElDo

    Posted August 30, 2014 at 4:01 pm

    Gov. Jay Nixon visited the El Dorado Springs School District Tuesday, Aug. 12, to announce a new investment through Missouri Start Smart to expand access to quality early childhood education opportunities so that more Missouri children start kindergarten ready to succeed in school and beyond.

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    Notice of public test

    Posted August 30, 2014 at 4:01 pm

    In closing of the General Primary Election held on Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, a public test of the vote tabulating equipment will be conducted in the Circuit Courtroom of the Cedar County Courthouse and has been rescheduled for 9 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13.

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    Stockton tops Bulldogs in hard fought game

    Posted August 28, 2014 at 11:13 am

    by Coach Derek Scroggins

    The El Dorado Springs Bulldogs battled the Stockton Tigers in the 2014 Cedar Bowl on Friday in a physical contest that saw the Tigers top the Bulldogs 28-14, the first time the Tigers have captured the trophy, which was made by ElDo Superintendent Mark Koca when he

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    ElDo Softball steamrolls Walnut Grove

    Posted August 28, 2014 at 10:54 am

    The El Dorado Springs Bulldogs continued to pile up the runs on Monday, Aug. 25, scoring five runs in the seventh inning, on the way to an 18-7 landslide win over Walnut Grove at

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    Red and Black Scrimages Saturday

    Posted August 14, 2014 at 12:54 pm

    Saturday fans got their first chance to see the 2014 Volleydogs, softball and football teams in action.

    New VolleyDog coach talks about team

    Posted August 14, 2014 at 12:48 pm

    The new El Dorado Springs volleyball head coach, Ashley (Heitz) Rogers, answer questions for the Sun this week about the 2014 VolleyDogs.

    1. How many players came out? Is that what you expected?

    Right now I have 15,

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    Match play completed at Gene Pray Golf Course

    Posted August 14, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    by Dick Gardner

    We recently completed our annual match play championship at Gene Pray Memorial Golf Course. We had 40 players in three flights for the eight week, double elimination competition. This is one of the highlights in our schedule which draws

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    Posted August 7, 2014 at 12:30 pm

    The 2014 Cedar County 4-H Archery season ended with an amazing finish at our Fair Shoot on Monday, July 7, 2014. The kids who participated this year starting with front row are: Case Ruscha, Matt Francis, Boone

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    Bulldog football team: 45 players out

    Posted August 7, 2014 at 12:28 pm

    On Tuesday, the Sun spoke with the new head Bulldog Head Football Coach Derek Scroggins.

    Q. How did your first football practice go Monday evening?

    It went pretty well. We had 45 out there.

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    Softball outlook promising

    Posted August 7, 2014 at 12:24 pm

    The second practice for the 2014 El Dorado Springs Bulldog Softball Team was set for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

    Head Coach Jarrod Mays was upbeat about the prospects for the season when the Sun spoke with him Tuesday morning.

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    VolleyDogs win quarter final

    Posted March 6, 2014 at 1:58 pm

    Lady Bulldogs beat Lafayette County 79-58 in their quarter final game Wednesday, March 5. This means they will play in the semi-final game in the Independence Center (Kansas City) at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 8. Great job girls! Keep it up!

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    Posted August 28, 2014 at 10:50 am

    E – The Environmental Magazine

    Dear EarthTalk: Where are some good “eco-travel” destinations right here in the continental U.S. that I can consider for a family vacation? – Janet Devino,

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    Savvy Senior®

    Posted August 28, 2014 at 10:29 am

    Dear Savvy Senior,

    Is life insurance needed in retirement? I’m about to retire and have been thinking about dropping my policy to escape the premiums. Is this a good idea?

    Over Insured


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    Protect mobility to protect independence

    Posted August 28, 2014 at 10:25 am

    Older age, less physical activity, reduced strength and balance, obesity and chronic diseases are all common risk factors that lead to loss of mobility. Losing mobility with age has profound consequences on physical, social and psychological health.

    “Once mobility is lost, independence

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    Kidney disease is on the rise: What you need to know

    Posted August 28, 2014 at 10:23 am

    Kidney disease is on the rise, according to government statistics. Even if you haven’t been diagnosed, getting informed about it is important, as more than 26 million Americans likely have kidney disease and over 430,000 Americans are currently receiving

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    Program to explore history of Kansas City organized crime

    Posted August 14, 2014 at 1:10 pm

    Secretary of State Jason Kander announced that the Missouri State Archives, a division of his office, will host a program exploring the history of organized crime in Kansas City. The program, to begin at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14, will feature Terence O’Malley speaking about his

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    Beware of hungry bears

    Posted August 14, 2014 at 12:59 pm


    Black bears normally are shy and elusive, but the Missouri Department of Conservation urges those few Missourians lucky enough to see bears to keep them at arm’s length. Keeping bears wild not only protects people and property – it protects bears, too.

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