Collins man arrested

Posted June 25, 2015 at 3:31 pm

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 was issued on May 14 and stems from three separate incidents in November 2014 when motor fuel was stolen from a Collins Special Road District vehicle.

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    Shots fired in Milo

    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 Vernon County Sheriff’s Office, Joshua L Schnedler, 34, has been charged with Assault in the Second Degree and Armed Criminal Action.

    Vernon County Sheriff Jason Mosher said Schnedler allegedly fired a weapon during a verbal dispute at a residence in Milo Saturday, and he confirmed that

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    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 mean? That means we have been determined by the IRS to be a public charity and everything we are doing is not for profit. We are qualified to accept tax deductible bequests, devises, transfers or gifts under Section 2055, 2106 or 2522.

    We are looking forward

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    Brown gets change of venue, judge

    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, represented by his attorney, Sowash, entered a change of venue motion. A jury trial was set to begin at 8:30 a.m. Nov. 2, 2015, in Green County.

    A pre-trail conference was set for 1:30 p.m. July 17, 2015.

    Police kill murder suspect

    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

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

    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, fencing and site work on the Morlan property. Cuts to this list will have to be made to meet the Capital Improvements budget of $240,000.

    The superintendent told the board he thinks they will have to add two mobile classrooms – one for a special ed.

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    Council discusses Economic Director position

    Austin Mount, executive director of Kaysinger Basin Regional Planning Commission told the council during their regular meeting on Monday, May 18, that the position of Economic Director was to be advertised this week (see page 3) Mount said they would like to have someone form El Dorado Springs sit in on the interviews along with representation from Stockton and Cedar County. Mount said Stockton and Cedar County felt that anyone from the county that applied should be given the courtesy of an interview. Mount said the Economic Director would spent two days in Stockton, two days

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    NEVC Knights (run) rule Ballard

    CLASS 1 DISTRICT 13 CHAMPS – Despite a shaky start Monday evening, the Northeast Vernon County Knights were crowned Class I District 13 Champs defeating the Ballard Bulldogs on their home field in Walker after an automatic bid to the first place game. Winning pitcher, Taylor Highfill faced early control problems and walks before catcher Drue Hoagland picked a runner off 3rd to spoil what looked like an early Bulldog rally. The Knights trailed 2-0 going

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    Law Enforcement Appreciation Dinner huge success

    The El Dorado Springs Chamber of Commerce and the Ministerial Association hosted a National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day (L.E.A.D.) Dinner last Friday evening. Almost 200 attendees gathered at the First Baptist Church Family Life Center in El Dorado Springs to celebrate local law enforcement professionals from the El Dorado Springs Police Department, the Cedar County Sheriff’s Office, Missouri Department of Conservation Agents and Missouri State Highway Patrol.

    The featured guest speaker was Captain James Farrell of the Greene County Sheriff’s Office.

    Almost $1,800 in donations were collected for

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    Band of winners

    TOP RATED BULLDOG BAND – At the annual state music competition this spring, the Bulldog band, for the second year in a row, brought home the coveted Group 1 rating. The band is directed by John Hume who has announced his resignation as of the end of the 2014-15 school year. Members of the band are: Row 1 (L-R) Nate Marsh, Travis Cameron, Taylor Frazier, Gisele Campos, Valentina Gabdeyeva, Spencer Dooley; Row 2 (L-R) Madison Posey, Rebecca Posey, Katie

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