Vernon Sheriff’s office announces text alert system

Posted November 19, 2015 at 12:40 pm

The Vernon County Sheriff’s Office announced Thursday that it has opened up the “VCSO Text Alert” system to the public. According to Sheriff’s Office officials, the Sheriff’s Office has been testing the system for the past few weeks in an effort to make communication to the public on important events faster.

“We have had times that we needed to alert citizens in portions of the county because we were chasing a wanted fugitive or looking for a suspect and had reason to believe they were in a certain part of the county and didn’t have a way to notify everyone quickly,” said Vernon County Sheriff Jason Mosher.

The Sheriff said this notification system will allow someone from the Sheriff’s Office to send one text to everyone in the county at one time or to specific areas of the

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    Chamber 2015 Holiday Home Lighting/Decorating Contest upcoming

    It’s time to start decorating for the Chamber of Commerce Holiday Home Lighting/Decorating Contest. Decorate the exterior of your house and yard and you could win big money off your utility bill! Each of four qualifiers will receive $50 off, and the Grand Prize Winner will receive $100 off their utilities from the City of El Dorado Springs. Judging will be on Thursday, Dec. 10, and Friday, Dec. 11. Lights and decorations should be on each evening through Christmas Eve.

    Contact the El Dorado Springs Chamber of Commerce office by noon Wednesday,

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    Square dance for Thanksgiving

    On Friday, Nov. 20, the Mo-Kan Square Dancers will have our Thanksgiving Dance with Jay Wright calling. This will be held from 7:30 to 10 p.m. in the Home Ec Building at the Vernon County Fairgrounds, Nevada. Admission is $5 per adult dancer and $3 per youth dancer. All area dancers are invited.

    For more information, call the Harolds at 417/465-2241, the Eberts at 417/667-3069 or the Millers at 417-395-2838.

    Public invited to Extension open house

    The Vernon County University of Missouri Extension Center, located on the ground floor of the Vernon County Courthouse, wants to invite everyone to join them for their Holiday Open House to be held on Thursday, Dec. 3.

    Please come by the Extension Center between 1 and 4 p.m. for refreshments and to visit with the faculty and staff. A wide variety of educational displays will also be available for viewing.

    Edith Arvilla Bratcher

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    Edith married Joseph C. Bratcher Jr. on Oct. 6, 1945, in Liberty. Joe died unexpectedly on Oct. 2, 1969. She and Joe lived in the Kansas

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    Cedar County Baptist 5th Sunday program

    Cedar County Missionary Baptist Association will hold its November 2015 Fifth Sunday services at Bethel Missionary Baptist Church approximately four miles south of Nevada, just off Hwy. BB.

    Nov. 27 – Friday evening 7:30 p.m.; Devotional – Bro. Alan Collins; Preaching – Bro. Ron Pitts and Alternate – Bro. Gayland Lightfoot.

    Nov. 28 – Saturday morning 10:30 a.m.; Devotional – Bro. Colin Crouch; Preaching – Dan Breshears and Alternate – Bro. Robert Kenney.

    Noon – basket

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    MDC says deer collared for study can be harvested

    The regular firearms white-tailed deer season opened Saturday, Nov. 14, and runs through Tuesday, Nov. 24. Hunters are reminded that they may encounter collared deer in some northwest Missouri counties. Those deer are part of a five-year research project to study deer population and movement. The study is conducted by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and the University of Missouri at Columbia.

    Hunters are encouraged to harvest collared deer as they normally would under state regulations. The study will include deer mortality, and hunter harvest is an important component of the

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    Upcoming event on Stockton Lake

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    Story Time Nov. 20

    The El Dorado Springs John D. Smith Branch of the Cedar County Library will have Story Time at 10 a.m. Nov. 22. Story Time is an opportunity to encourage reading and related activities. Children ages 2-12 are welcome to attend with a parent or guardian.

    While at the library, pick up a Take and Make packet for ages 2-12. The Take and Make packets will be available after Nov. 10 this month.

    These programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Library Inc.