Commission votes to put 1⁄2 cent sales tax on ballot

Posted February 4, 2016 at 11:36 am

At the regular meeting of the Cedar County Commissioners on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016, a resolution was unanimously approved by the County Commissioners to place a 1/2 Cent Sales Tax on the ballot for the April 5, 2016, Election. The proposed ballot measure would have a 10 year sunset at which time would reduce to a 1/4 cent allowing voters to determine if the full 1/2 cent tax should continue. If approved, the tax would generate 50 cents per 100 dollars spent during the first 10 years and would become effective Oct. 1, 2016.

If approved the revenues would be used for much needed bridge replacement and repairs, additional rock for road improvements, courthouse repairs, law enforcement wage increases and general operation needs in all departments.

As cost have continued to increase, tax revenues have not kept up.

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    Bomb threat suspect held for FBI

    Posted February 4, 2016 at 11:35 am

    Cedar County Sheriff Leon Dwerlkotte issued a press release this week giving details of the three bomb threats and the Cedar County Court House in the past two weeks and the arrest

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    Finally ready for his close up

    Posted February 4, 2016 at 11:34 am

    FIRST BABY OF THE NEW YEAR – Stanton Dean Ehlers, born Jan 7, 2016, in Citizens Memorial Hospital in Bolivar is the First Baby of the New Year born to parents who live

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    Search warrant served near Jerico Springs

    Posted February 4, 2016 at 11:31 am

    On Jan. 22, the Cedar County Sheriff Office, along with the CNET (Community Narcotics Enforcement Team), Vernon County and Bates County Sheriff office and K-9 Units, served a search warrant at 375 East B Hwy., Jerico Springs, at the Kenneth Lake residence for the belief 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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    Former sheriff thanked

    Posted February 8, 2016 at 11:38 am

    In the El Dorado Springs police report entry for Jan. 7, it reports, “Officers responded to 305 West 54 Hwy, Dairy Concepts, concerning a reported stolen vehicle.”

    “Vehicle was recovered and subject was taken into custody by Sheriff’s deputies in rural

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    Head on crash kills three

    Posted February 8, 2016 at 11:38 am

    Three people, including a six month old infant, were killed in a head-on crash in Henry County at 6:05 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 24, on Hwy. 13 near Clinton.

    Dead are William T. (TJ) Leonard, 20, of Chilhowee, formerly of El Dorado Springs,

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    Cedar budget completed

    Posted February 8, 2016 at 11:38 am

    The Cedar County Commission and the Cedar County Clerk completed the 2016 county budget.

    These are the figures the County Clerk Peggy Kenney furnished the Sun on Tuesday.

    Total funds available for 2016:


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    Candidates file for April election

    Posted February 8, 2016 at 11:38 am

    With the 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19, filing deadline looming, some candidates have filed for the April 5, election.

    According to Cedar County Clerk Peggy Kenney, John Walker (incumbent) has filed for a seat on the Cedar County Memorial Hospital Board. Two

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    Duck hunter’s body found

    Posted February 8, 2016 at 11:38 am

    The body of a duck hunter missing since Dec. 28, 2015, was recovered on Jan. 15, approximately a half mile from the boat he had been operating.

    Adam J. Nixson, 29, Pleasant Hill, was not wearing a life jacket when his body

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    School board offers Mark Koca contract for next year

    Posted February 8, 2016 at 11:38 am

    The El Dorado Springs R-II School Board during the executive session of its Jan.14 meeting offered Superintendent Mark Koca a contract for the 2016-17 school year. He has 15 days to sign it.

    Also in executive session, the board accepts the resignation

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    Joseph Resez sentenced

    Posted February 8, 2016 at 11:38 am

    Cedar County Prosecuting Attorney Ty Gaither announces that Joseph Resz of El Dorado Springs was sentenced to two 30-year sentences on two counts of statutory sodomy, by Judge Neal Quitno in the Vernon County Circuit Court.

    Icy roads treacherous in South West MO

    Posted February 8, 2016 at 11:38 am

    About noon Tuesday, Jan. 19, Mother Nature defied the predictions of all the weather guessers, and dumped a freezing drizzle on the Tri-County Area that soon put a thin layers of ice on roadways, windshields and all other surfaces making driving or walking almost impossible.

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    CCMH Board votes to increase Operating Budget by 5%

    Posted February 8, 2016 at 11:38 am

    At the Jan. 18 Cedar County Memorial Hospital board of trustees meeting, the board approved the operating budget as present by Chief Financial Officer Carla Gilbert. The Operating Budget included a 5% across the board rate increase for Fiscal Year 2016. According to Gilbert’s proposal, the

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    Posted February 4, 2016 at 10:39 am

    ACADEMIC ALL-STATE IN SOFTBALL -Here are your EHS Academic All-State Softball Athletes. They are (from left) Payton Babccok, Cameron McPeak, Kameron Schaaf and Paige Esry. Photo by Amber Francis.

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    JV Dawgs take 3rd in own tournament

    Posted February 4, 2016 at 10:34 am

    by Coach Jeremy Barger

    The JV Tournament went very well overall. All teams were competitive and were exciting to watch. Nevada ended up winning the entire tournament winning each game with ease including the championship team against a good Ft. Scott team

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    Lady Bulldogs win 63-31 on Senior Night

    Posted February 4, 2016 at 10:30 am

    by Coach Beau Swopes

    We came out against the Climax Springs Cougars and shot the ball extremely well from the outside.

    They played a 2-3 zone. Typically you try to beat the zone down the floor and shoot the ball

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    Basketball Bulldogs beat Climax Springs

    Posted February 4, 2016 at 10:19 am

    by Head Coach Ryan Waters

    We won against the Climax Springs Cougars Monday night 71 – 53. We led a half 34-31. I told the players at half, I didn’t feel like we put much defensive pressure on them.


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    Youth wrestlers compete at Fort Scott

    Posted January 28, 2016 at 9:42 am

    Four El Dorado springs wrestlers traveled to the Fort Scott Youth wrestling tournament this past weekend, coached by Randy Baker.

    At age 6 and under 40 lbs., Kellen Edwards placed 3rd. In the age 10 and under 85 lbs. class, Randy Baker

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    Posted January 28, 2016 at 9:39 am

    VARSITY GIRLS NIP ELDON MUSTANGS – Varsity Bulldog Kinli Simmons, the high scorer in the game last Saturday against the Eldon Mustangs at home, brought the ball down court looking like she was protected

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    Bulldog Girls basketball report

    Posted January 21, 2016 at 9:04 am

    by Head Coach Beau Swopes

    Last week we were in the Skyline Tournament. We started off on Monday night playing Fair Grove. They are pretty tough right now. They are ranked No. 7 in the state.

    We came

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    7th grade El Dorado Springs basketball

    Posted January 14, 2016 at 10:21 am

    Here are the results from our 7th grade boys tournament . We split our 7th grade team into 2 groups. Congratulations to Eldo Red.

    Thursday, Jan. 7, the El Dorado Red defeated Camdenton B 34-26

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    Mustangs barely kick the Buffalos

    Posted January 14, 2016 at 10:20 am

    by ECS Head Boys Coach Travis Cole

    On 01-08-2016, The El Dorado Christian varsity boys basketball squared off against the Heartland Mustangs from Belton in the second courtwarming game of the evening. The

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    A busy week in the Missouri Senate

    Posted February 4, 2016 at 11:28 am

    The Senate gave final approval to House Concurrent Resolution 58, disapproving regulations filed by the State Tax Commission. These regulations established new values for certain agricultural property, based on the land’s capability of producing. The commission sets the value

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    Search for Missouri Century Farms continues

    Posted February 4, 2016 at 11:27 am

    If your farm has been in your family since Dec. 31, 1916, you can apply to have it recognized as a Missouri Century Farm.

    To qualify, farms must meet the following guidelines. The same family must have owned the farm for 100

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    Time for thanks

    Posted February 4, 2016 at 9:29 am

    by Rebecca French Smith

    As I write this, it’s snowing outside my window. The flags on the flagpole are stiff in the wind pointing northwest, and I am thinking of those who are working in the cold despite it. Livestock farmers are

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    Posted February 4, 2016 at 9:19 am

    How to make your kitchen safer and easier to use

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    The hazards of a grandparent’s home

    Posted February 4, 2016 at 9:19 am

    It is no secret that grandparents play an important role in the lives of their grandchildren. From giving encouragement and life advice, to helping out as a caretaker, many turn to their grandparents for support. In fact, 72 percent of grandparents take care of their grandchildren

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