Police kill murder suspect

Posted May 28, 2015 at 10:58 am

A man suspected of murdering his girlfriend and her 17-year-old son was killed Saturday in a shootout with police.

Officials report that James Horn Jr. 47 died in a shootout with Pettis County authorities after they discovered him hiding in a closet in an abandoned home on a wildlife area southwest of Sedalia.

Horn was wanted in connection with the Thursday shooting death of Sandra Sutton, 46, and her son, Zachary, in Clinton where she had moved to hide from him after she escaped from a box where he had imprisoned her off and on in Sedalia for four months.

After she escaped Apr. 30 and contacted police, Horn was gone when police arrived at his Sedalia home and had been on the run ever since.

    Brown gets change of venue, judge

    Posted May 28, 2015 at 10:57 am

    Joshua Jay Brown, El Dorado Springs, who is charged with murder in the death of Cedar County Deputy Matt Chism, was granted a change of venue to Springfield by the new judge he requested, Judge Calvin R. Holden.

    On May 22, Brown,

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    Volunteers needed

    Posted May 28, 2015 at 10:57 am

    Opera House Arts Council receives 501C3 status

    by Paula Newman

    After two and a half long years, the Opera House Arts Council received its 501C3 status last week.

    What does that

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    Shots fired in Milo

    Posted May 28, 2015 at 10:56 am

    Charges have been issued for a rural Nevada man after Vernon County Deputies responded to a call of “shots fired” in the Milo area Saturday afternoon.

    According to a press release from the

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    Collins man arrested

    Posted May 28, 2015 at 10:55 am

    On May 19, Zachary Vanholt, 25, Collins, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging him with three class C felony charges of burglary-second degree and three class A misdemeanor charges of stealing motor fuel. Bond is set at $20,000 cash or surety. The warrant

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    Memorial Day services

    Posted May 28, 2015 at 10:53 am

    MEMORIAL DAY CIRCUIT RIDERS – Like a fine clock, Stockton VFW Post 5525 and its Ladies Auxiliary struck at exactly 10 a.m. Monday, May 25, at the Virgil City Cemetery

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    Picnic fundraiser Thursday

    Posted May 28, 2015 at 10:49 am

    For $8 you can get an evening of excellent entertainment and help support the El Dorado Springs Picnic.

    On Thursday, May 28, the Great Ronaldo will MC the event that begins at 7 p.m. in the Opera House Theatre in El Dorado

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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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    AMERICAN PICKERS may film in El Dorado Springs

    Posted May 28, 2015 at 5:38 pm

    The El Dorado Springs Chamber of Commerce has been working with Cineflix Productions to bring the very popular television show “American Pickers” on History Channel to the area.

    The El Dorado Springs Chamber of Commerce is excited to welcome Mike Wolfe, Frank

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    Picnic fundraiser May 28

    Posted May 28, 2015 at 5:38 pm

    The Picnic Committee will host a fundraiser on Thursday, May 28, at the Opera House Theater. Master of Ceremonies for the evening will be the multi-talented Ron Alumbaugh. Additional acts will include Tiffany Esry, Ginelle Esry, Carrie Estelle Shane, Rusty Carver, C-4, The Kinkel Family, Emily

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    Dreams do come true

    Posted May 28, 2015 at 5:38 pm

    H.E.R.O. IN THE HALLWAY CONCEPT PRESENTED – Colten Hedrick and Megan Chism, one day before they graduate as EHS seniors, took a major step to leave a meaningful legacy for their school.

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    R-II Board sees list of $297,000 in capital projects

    Posted May 28, 2015 at 5:38 pm

    The El Dorado Springs R-II Board in its Thursday, May 14, meeting elected Karen Beason as treasurer and Tania Molz as board secretary.

    Supt. Mark Koca presented the 2015-16 capital projects list which totals about $297,000. Of that, $102,000 is for drainage,

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    Another successful FFA banquet

    Posted May 28, 2015 at 5:38 pm

    Some 220 FFA members, family members and guests filled the El Dorado Springs R-II High School Gym Thursdayt evening, May 7, to enjoy the 2015 FFA Chapter banquet. The meal was provided by Chicken Annie’s and the desserts were made by the Eldo FCCLA.

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    10 simple questions

    Posted May 28, 2015 at 5:38 pm

    PARSON TO RUN FOR GOVERNOR – State Senator Mike Parson along with his wife, Teresa, announced on Apr. 30, that we would seek the Republican nomination for Governor of the state of Missouri. In a

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    al fine

    Posted May 28, 2015 at 5:38 pm

    CLOSING NOTES CLOSE – Monday evening, soon to retire EHS Choir Director Ron Alumbaugh conducted his last home choir concerts before a packed High School gym after 31 years in the position,

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    ElDo man charged with incest

    Posted May 28, 2015 at 5:38 pm

    On Apr. 28, officers of the El Dorado Springs Police Department, investigators with the Department of Family Services and the State Technical Assistance Team began an investigation of alleged sexual abuse of a child. On April 29, 2015, the investigation resulted in the arrest of Aaron

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    Thanks for the memories

    Posted May 28, 2015 at 5:38 pm

    by Ron Alumbaugh

    It was on the beach in Florida in March 2001 when I realized that with the help, love, encouragement and the blessing of some very talented high school students that the choir at El Dorado Springs had returned and

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    Parson announces candidacy for Missouri Governor

    Posted May 28, 2015 at 5:38 pm

    Sen. Mike Parson, R, Bolivar, will seek the Republican nomination for Governor of Missouri. On Thursday, April 30, Parson publicly declared his candidacy at a press conference held in Bolivar. More than 600 people attended the press conference and rally.

    “I have

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    Posted May 28, 2015 at 9:34 am

    VARSITY BASEBALL AWARDS – (left to right) Nate Marsh, Jacob Holder, Ethan Dubois, Riley Boyd, Kason Schwalm, and Spencer Young. Nate Marsh earned the Dirt Bag Award. This went to the player who

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    Class 3 District 7 track highlights

    Posted May 21, 2015 at 9:29 am

    by Coach Josh Smith

    On Saturday, May 16, the El Dorado Springs track team traveled to Clinton for the district track meet. MSHSAA reassigned the class sizes this year and broke track up into five classes instead of four. El Dorado Springs

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    Posted May 21, 2015 at 9:28 am

    El Dorado Christian Lady Buffalo’s traveled to Johnson County Community College on Friday, May 8, to compete in the 2015 ISAAC Track meet. The ladies scored a total of 123 team points, 80 of which were

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    Posted May 21, 2015 at 9:27 am

    Thirteen tired guys gave it their all at the 2015 ISAAC Track Finals early Friday morning, May 8. This being their 4th track meet in seven days, the Buffalo’s dug deep and brought home the 1st

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    Baseball Districts @ Clever

    Posted May 21, 2015 at 9:14 am

    1st Round vs. Ash Grove

    The El Dorado Springs Bulldogs beat Ash Grove 5-0 in seven innings on Friday at Clever behind Riley Boyd, who went 2-3. He singled in the second and third innings. Ash Grove couldn’t get anything going so

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    Bulldogs survive Lamar rally

    Posted May 21, 2015 at 9:13 am

    2nd Round vs. Lamar (Ranked #1 and undefeated)

    Lamar was never able to get over the hump and overcome its troubles against the El Dorado Springs Bulldogs on Monday, as Lamar fell 4-3 at Clever after falling behind by four runs in

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    Bulldogs lose district championship to Stockton

    Posted May 21, 2015 at 9:04 am

    After beating the No. 1 ranked Class 3 in the state on Monday, the El Dorado Springs Bulldogs had an off day on Tuesday in the District 12 championship game against Stockton in Clever losing 9-0.

    Bulldog Head Coach Jarrod Mays said

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    Baseball stats for May 4-11

    Posted May 14, 2015 at 10:19 am

    vs. Bronaugh

    On Monday, May 4, the El Dorado Springs Bulldogs hosted Bronaugh and came away with a 21-2 win. The Bulldogs pounded out 14 hits on the night, led by Kaiden Simmons, who was 3-4 with 4 RBI’s. Ethan Dubois and

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    Middle School track concludes season

    Posted May 14, 2015 at 10:16 am

    The El Dorado Springs Middle School track team concluded their season at Nevada on May 5.

    For the 8th grade boys, Shelby McKinney finished first in the discus and third in the shot put. Tristin Reed finished third in the discus. Keilan

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    Missouri’s legislature overrides the welfare veto

    Posted May 28, 2015 at 10:39 am

    by MDN Staff

    By a near party-line vote, Missouri lawmakers voted Tuesday, May 5, to override Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto of a bill that will impose restrictions on one of the state’s major welfare programs, the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program

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    Kick off the grilling season safely

    Posted May 28, 2015 at 10:38 am

    This is a great time to cover basics on food safety as the summer picnicking and grilling season begins according to Dr. Pam Duitsman, nutrition and health specialist with University of Missouri Extension.

    “Whether you are at the lake, picnicking at the

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    Savvy Senior®

    Posted May 28, 2015 at 9:14 am

    How to find and choose a new doctor

    Dear Savvy Senior

    What resources can you recommend to help me find and research some doctors in my area? I’m looking for a good primary care doctor or internist for

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    Determining roof hail damage

    Posted May 28, 2015 at 9:11 am

    Spring storms can bring strong winds, tornadoes and large hail that damage home roofs.

    “Be wary of out-of-town roofing companies that offer free roof inspections but leave you still wondering if your home has hail damage,” said Bob Schultheis, natural resource engineering

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    What you need to know about multiple myeloma

    Posted May 28, 2015 at 9:09 am

    Multiple myeloma is the third most common type of blood cancer affecting more than 83,000 Americans. Since the disease affects each person differently, people with multiple myeloma can better understand their treatment journey by building strong relationships and learning how to effectively communicate with their health

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    Regular session ends

    Posted May 21, 2015 at 10:15 am

    The First Regular Session of the 98th General Assembly ended on Friday, May 15, 2015. What started out as a relatively calm return to the Capital City, ended in a flurry of turmoil and gridlock. However, many important pieces

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    Hartzler, House Approve FY16 Defense Bill

    Posted May 21, 2015 at 10:14 am

    Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (MO-4) and the House have approved the FY 2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to fund America’s national defense and to provide our men and women in uniform with the resources they

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    Love note from Jefferson City

    Posted May 21, 2015 at 10:14 am

    My Fellow Missourians,

    My In-District Day on Friday, May 8, started at the Osceola Elementary School. I got to talk to 3rd graders about my experience attending a one-room school for my elementary grades. Also, presented

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