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Orville Sibley: Teacher, Coach and Mentor

Posted January 29, 2015 at 4:56 pm

by Jackson Tough

Orville Dean Sibley passed away Dec. 26, 2014. Visitation was held at Bland Hackleman Funeral Home on Sunday from 6-8 p.m. Services were Monday at 2:30 p.m. at the Church of God (Holiness).

The family suggests a donation be made to the facilities that took care of Orville in his last days at Cedar County Memorial Hospital and/or Community Springs Nursing Home.

Many have known Orville Sibley as so many things through his years…Family man, husband, business leader and story teller. Throughout his life Orville was active with other local business men who worked for economic development in El Dorado Springs. Among other ventures he worked with my grandfather, Kenneth Tough, to bring the first cable company to town, as

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    Be safe during the upcoming holiday

    Sheriff Scott Keeler and the staff at the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office would like to sincerely wish everyone a safe and happy New Year. The sheriff reminds citizens to be safe and responsible as they ring in 2015. He urges those planning on drinking alcohol, to make arrangements and/or designate a sober driver before the party begins.

    “If someone you know is drinking, do not let that person get behind the wheel. The roadway is no place for a driver who is impaired,” said Keeler. “I want to thank the

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    Walk this way

    PUBLIC DONATES TO ‘SIDEWALK’ - The Chamber of Commerce received several donations from the public supporting the Hwy. 54 “Sidewalk to the Future.” Some of those who have recently given very generous amounts are (from left): Corey Johnson with CMJ Financial, Harold Fugate with Fugate Motors, Joe Barger of Mike & Joe’s Service Station, Shannon Sewell-Mays with Shannon & Associates, Chamber Director Jackson Tough and Jana Witt of Cedar County Memorial Hospital. The sidewalk is planned to run on the south side

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    2014 Bulldog Courtwarming royalty

    LEADERS OF THE PACK – On Friday night, Dec. 19, the El Dorado Springs Bulldogs crowned Rachel Bush as their Courtwarming Queen and Jake Hillsman as their Courtwarming King. The flower girl was Livie Church, daughter of Jacob and Brandi (Morlan) Church. The crown bearer was Gavin Boch, son of Matt and Johnna Boch.

    Reynolds charged with sex crime

    James Edward Reynolds, 53, 401 East Logan, Jerico Springs, has been charged with Sexual Misconduct, 1st Degree, 1st offense.

    Reynolds is a member of the Cedar County Ambulance Board.

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    Collins man arrested for three felony sex crimes

    On Dec. 19, Anthony Cooper, 26, Collins, was arrested on a St. Clair County warrant charging him with three felony sex crimes. Cooper is charged with an unclassified felony of forcible rape – sexual intercourse by forcible compulsion, an unclassified felony forcible sodomy – deviate sexual intercourse by forcible compulsion, and a class B felony charge of child molestation in the first degree.

    The charges stem from alleged incidents that occurred between October 2008 and February 2014. The warrant was issued on Dec. 17.

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    The Rock Wall

    I came back to the office Monday night after the ambulance board meeting and found an obituary had been e-mailed to me that was really a surprise. I didn’t even know Alice Nikodim was in ill health.

    She and Art are slightly younger than my parents. I didn’t know she was Virginia Beydler’s sister. That means they were all young folks running around together in the Olympia/Pacetown area. They are always so pleasant and supportive. They likely watched me get older and hoped I would actually grow up. Our condolences to the

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    Council re-votes on Cedar House Grill liquor license

    The El Dorado Springs City Council re-voted on Monday, Jan. 19, at their regular meeting to allow the Cedar House Grill to have a resort liquor license.

    The issue was presented by Councilman Jim Luster who said, “I was pretty ill at ease after the last meeting and I decided to look into some personal questions.”

    Luster said that he talked with both the state liquor control and the city attorney since that meeting. According to City Attorney Bryan Brackenridge, since the applicant had met city requirements,

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    FB’s Cut to the Chase

    Takin’ care of busines

    by Garrett Hawkins

    Takin’ care of business, every day

    Takin’ care of business, every way

    Bachman-Turner Overdrive’s 1974 hit could have been the theme song of the business session at the recent American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) convention. More than 355 voting delegates representing every crop and livestock sector in the U.S. wasted no time discussing, debating and approving policy resolutions to guide the organization in 2015.

    Missouri Farm Bureau’s (MFB) delegates at

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    Liquor license

    Editor:

    Thank you to Troy Allison for last week’s letter to the editor concerning a liquor license for Mark Shouse’s restaurant. It can take a gun to murder a person. It takes liquor to make an alcoholic; however, everyone who owns a gun is not a murder and everyone who drinks a beer, glass of wine, etc., is not an alcoholic. If wanting El Dorado To be a friendly family environment, wanting it to grow and attract families and businesses to come here, the city council is

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