Former St.Clair County Sheriff’s deputy pleads guilty to stealing public funds

Posted May 19, 2016 at 12:33 pm

Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a former St. Clair County sheriff’s deputy and a former county jail inmate each have pleaded guilty to their roles in a wire fraud scheme.

Michael E. Mullaney, 54, of Lowry City, pleaded guilty Monday, May 16, before U.S. Magistrate Judge David P. Rush to stealing public money. Co-defendant William E. Parker, 54, of Fort Ritchie, FL., formerly of Urich, pleaded guilty on Feb. 5, 2016, to wire fraud.

Mullaney was a deputy with the St. Clair County, Sheriff’s Department who arrested Parker for first degree burglary on Feb. 20, 2010. While Parker was incarcerated, he and Mullaney devised a scheme to defraud Work Force West Virginia to claim unemployment benefits for Parker to which he was not entitled.

Mullaney admitted

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    Commission approves CAFO ordinance

    Posted May 19, 2016 at 12:33 pm

    Last Wednesday, May 11, the Cedar County Commission voted to adopt the ordinance on Confined Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO).

    According to the Cedar County Clerk’s office, Clerk Peggy Kenney is out of town at a training session but will work on a

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    School Board looks at budgets

    Posted May 19, 2016 at 12:32 pm

    The El Dorado Springs R-II School Board met Thursday, May 12, with all present except Benny Brower: Chad Whitesell, Scott Cluck, Alan Hoover, Josh Floyd, Greg Beydler and Darrell Eason – presiding.

    The board gave plaques to three retiring staff members –

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    Say Thank You

    Posted May 19, 2016 at 12:29 pm

    POLICE WEEK – In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which

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    City pool to open May 21

    Posted May 5, 2016 at 11:49 am

    The city pool open Saturday, May 21. Lessons will be July 4-15, July 18-29 and Aug 1-12.

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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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    Joshua Brown murder trial underway

    Posted May 26, 2016 at 8:44 am

    The 2nd degree murder trail of Joshua Brown, of El Dorado Springs, began Monday before a Greene County judge, on a change of venue from Cedar County for the November 2014 death of Cedar County Deputy Matt Chism.

    Brown is not charged

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    Most wanted arrested

    Posted May 26, 2016 at 8:44 am

    On May 8 at approximately 2045 hours, deputies with the Cedar County Sheriff’s Office arrested wanted fugitive William Dean Frank (Indian Will), at a residence just south of 54 Hwy. on County Road 1001 after doing surveillance on a house.

    Deputies Bridges

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    Cedar County’s Most Wanted

    Posted May 26, 2016 at 8:44 am

    The Cedar County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a wanted fugitives

    On April 25th, 2016 00:45 hours, the Cedar County Sheriff Office, along with Bates County

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    Top sophomore

    Posted May 26, 2016 at 8:44 am

    STAR CHAPTER FARMER – Wyatt Graves was named the Star Chapter Farmer of the El Dorado Springs FFA chapter at the FFA Banquet Monday night but wasn’t there to receive his

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    Wrong place to stop vehicle

    Posted May 26, 2016 at 8:44 am

    Members from several departments of the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office including Patrol, Investigations and the Special Response Team raided a residential home Saturday evening during the execution of a search warrant on S AA Hwy in Dederick. During the raid, suspected methamphetamines, and drug paraphernalia were

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    Top freshman

    Posted May 26, 2016 at 8:44 am

    STAR GREENHAND – Levi Smith was named the Star Greenhand in the El Dorado Springs FFA banquet Monday evening. That means he was picked as the top freshman in the

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    Art in the Park May 14

    Posted May 26, 2016 at 8:44 am

    What could make Spring Park in downtown El Dorado Springs any more beautiful? The inaugural “El Dorado Springs Art In The Park.” event featuring local/area artists will certainly do that. The event is on Saturday, May 14 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. (along with the 54 Cruisers

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    Lowry City deaths investigation complete

    Posted May 26, 2016 at 8:44 am

    St. Clair County Sheriff Scott Keeler said a death investigation in reference to two bodies found at a residence in Lowry City is complete.

    On April 21, St. Clair County deputies and the Lowry City Police Department responded to a residence at

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    Rain or shine

    Posted May 26, 2016 at 8:44 am

    IT’S CRUSING TIME AGAIN – The 54 Cruisers Car Show will take place in downtown El Dorado Springs on Saturday, May 14. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., auction at

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    Lance Molz, Ashley Knoll advance to sectionals

    Posted May 19, 2016 at 11:34 am

    The Bulldog track team competed at districts on Saturday. Top four individuals in each event move on to compete at sectionals. The team had two individuals qualify with many more coming very close. Moving on to the sectional meet in Richmond on Saturday, May 21, are

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    Senior Night

    Posted May 12, 2016 at 9:40 am

    CULLEN MAY – son of Denise Trimner. Cullen has been involved in track for the past three years.


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    Conservation Commission suspends sport rights

    Posted May 5, 2016 at 10:29 am

    Suspended or revoked one or more hunting, fishing, or trapping privileges of 15 individuals for cause:

    1. Jonathan D. Ainsworth, Jamestown, Hunting & Fishing, 1 Year;

    2. Randy B. Chittenden, Salem, Hunting, 1 Year;

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    Posted May 5, 2016 at 10:26 am

    Senior Lance Molz signed with Southwest Baptist University on Wednesday, April 27, to run track. With Lance are his parents, Dean and Vicki Molz and behind him coaches Scoggins, Carpenter, Smith, Goatly and Rogers.

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    Posted May 5, 2016 at 10:25 am

    The 2016 Northeast Vernon County archery season got underway in January after Kevin Redburn became a certified instructor over Christmas break. Because of the late start, the students did not get to compete in any tournaments. They will start next

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    Senior night rescheduled

    Posted May 5, 2016 at 10:23 am

    Bulldog Senior night has rescheduled for Monday, May 9, weather permitting.

    The Varsity game vs Lamar starts at 4:30. Senior recognition will be between games.


    Legislation Sent to Governor

    Posted May 19, 2016 at 12:17 pm

    This year’s session ends Friday, May 13, at 6 p.m. The last four months have been busy in Jefferson City. Lawmakers tackled a number of high-profile issues, along with approving the annual state budget, which was signed by the

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    Love note from Jeff City

    Posted May 19, 2016 at 12:15 pm

    My Fellow Missourians:

    Friday the 13th has ended our last day of the 2016 legislative session. The closing bell rang at 6 p.m., and now we can look back and review what we have accomplished.

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    DED releases April 2016 Jobs Report

    Posted May 19, 2016 at 11:14 am

    Missouri gained 15,000 jobs in April, bringing nonfarm payroll employment to a record high of 2,816,200. The previous record for nonfarm payroll employment was 2,810,700, reached in February 2008. Missouri’s unemployment rate for April edged up a tenth of a point over the month to 4.3

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    Check-off vote disappointing

    Posted May 19, 2016 at 11:13 am

    We are disappointed the proposed Missouri $1 beef check-off was not approved, because it would have provided additional resources for Missouri cattle producers to voluntarily work together to improve their industry. Concerns with declining beef prices and the misinformation about beef disseminated by radical animal rights

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    Savvy Senior®

    Posted May 19, 2016 at 11:11 am

    Booster shots recommended for seniors

    Dear Savvy Senior,

    I just turned 65 and would like to find out what types of vaccinations are recommended to Medicare beneficiaries, and how they are covered.


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    Prevent mosquitoe bites this season with these tips

    Posted May 19, 2016 at 11:08 am

    From annoying itchy welts to serious conditions like Malaria and West Nile virus, mosquitoes have been making humans miserable and sick for thousands of years. And now, there’s Zika – a mosquito-spread virus that may be linked to serious birth defects. In fact, according to the

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    Veterans seek alternative treatments to post-traumatic stress

    Posted May 19, 2016 at 11:08 am

    Most people can’t imagine being terrified by the sound of a fork falling and hitting the ground. They don’t understand how someone cannot sleep because the fear of recurring nightmares keeps them awake. They’ve never experienced anxiety that turns everyday tasks into impossible chores.

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    Combatting the Opioid Epidemic

    Posted May 19, 2016 at 11:06 am

    The issue of opioid addiction took center stage this week as Congress returned to Washington after an in-district work week. The simple truth is opioid addiction is spreading at an alarming rate as it negatively affects

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    View from the Capitol

    Posted May 12, 2016 at 10:40 am

    Good Day,

    An in-district work week, I traveled to a number of communities across our Fourth Congressional District to visit with law enforcement officers and

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