Nevada woman pleads guilty for failure to pay taxes

Posted November 20, 2014 at 6:23 pm

Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that the owner of a Nevada business pleaded guilty in federal court to failing to pay over more than $357,000 in federal taxes.

Dana L. Thompson Cavener, 51, of Nevada, waived her right to a grand jury and pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to failure to pay over employment taxes.

Cavener was corporate secretary of Cavener’s Library and Office Supplies, Inc., in Nevada which she co-owned with her husband. The business employed an average of three to five employees during the 10 years of Cavener’s criminal conduct.

By pleading guilty, Cavener admitted that she withheld federal income taxes, Social Security taxes and Medicare taxes from the wages of her employees but willfully failed to pay over those taxes

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    Fall leaf pick-up

    The dates for the City resident leaf pick up will be the weeks of November 3-7, November 17-21 and December 8-12, 2014. Place your bags of leaves out the night before or by 4 a.m. the same day as your regular trash pickup. Residents are allowed up to 8 bags, boxes or trash cans that weigh no more than 50 pounds each when full. Brush and tree limbs will not be picked up by Waste Corporation of America. For more information, contact 417-623-6620.

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    And the winner is…

    THIRD WIN BUT FIRST FIRST FOR DERELICTS – The Derelicts chili-cooking team took first place as the judges top pick at the 10th annual Spring City Revitalization Group Chili Cook-off on Saturday, Oct. 18, in downtown El Dorado Springs. Team Derelicts is composed of Kelly Morgan, John Billings, Carl Fleener and Dennis Smith. The Derelicts won Third Place and the People’s Choice award in 2011.

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    No. 1

    4-H SPEECH CHAMP – On Oct. 4, Kraysen Leonard, of Union Hall 4-H, took first place in the Junior Division of the state 4-H speech contest at MU in Columbia. Kraysen is the daughter of Michelle and Todd Leonard.

    Nevada man pleads guilty to receiving child porn

    Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that Nevada man pled guilty in federal court Wednesday, Oct. 15, to receiving child pornography after he assumed a false online identity as a woman and persuaded a teenage girl in Georgia to send him pornographic images of herself.

    Curtis Bowman, 43, of Nevada, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge David P. Rush to receiving child pornography over the Internet.

    Law enforcement officers in Cobb County, GA., were contacted by the victim’s mother. She told officers

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    The fall color show

    by Marilyn Odneal,

    Horticulture Adviser

    The recent rains may have put a damper on the developing fall color in south central Missouri. But we still hope to see a lovely show before the leaves fall and winter ensues. Although there is still a lot of green – reds, oranges and yellows are definitely peeking through. The autumn actors’ performance may be difficult to predict this year, but we always hope for a brilliant season finale.

    So what is involved in the woody wardrobe

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    Parked in the Park

    VEHICLE JUMPS 7,200 VOLT BOX – Gladys A. Wright, 92, El Dorado Springs, was shook up but not injured when the 2003 Chevrolet Malibu she was driving eastbound on Spring Street turned into a parking place on the south side of the street a the northeast corner of the Park. The vehicle then apparently accelerated going over the curb, over the sidewalk, over a 7,200 volt electrical junction box

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    CCMH and Cedar County Ambulances ready

    The Sun contacted Cedar County Memorial Hospital and the Cedar County Ambulance District to ask about their preparations to handle patients with ebola and enterovirus – the disease that has sickened numerous small children and killed some of them.

    Dixie Flynn, director of nursing at Cedar County Memorial Hospital, said, “Basically the enterovirus presents just like any other virus.”

    She said the kids who are vunerable are the ones that get in trouble, the ones with respiratory diseases. It really causes them to be compromised.

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    Hall of Fame winner

    CHAMBER HALL OF FAME/LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD – JACK TOUGH. Jack’s award was accepted by his children, Tevi Tough and Jackson Tough. Jack was recognized for his longtime involvement in community affairs and his help in establishing the Spring City Revitalization Group. The award was presented by Chamber President Janna Dody.

    A note from Kansas City

    I have a little trouble reading now But I manage to read my ElDo Paper and look forward to getting it every week.

    When my kids were small we tried to come down and visit my sister and husband, Alene and Smokey Houston, as often as we could. The kids loved to come to the ElDo Picnic.

    I’ve lived up here for 72 years. But when we went to El Dorado it was and still is – we’re going down

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