Recent scam alert

Posted August 28, 2014 at 11:47 am

by JARROD D. SCHIERECK chief of police

On Aug. 27, the police department received information about scams that are hitting the area, due to the severe weather event of Aug. 26. A caller will indicate that he/she is a representative of a roofing company, tree removal or a vehicle dent repair service.  The caller identification system will indicate a false name and number. These are people from out of the area attempting to obtain your business.  To protect yourself, research and contact reputable businesses and always obtain multiple estimates for these services.  Also do not fall prey to the door to door salesmen or peddlers that use high pressure sales techniques to sell you theses services.

The City of El Dorado Springs requires all door to door peddlers to obtain a permit and merchant’s license. The City of El Dorado Springs issues a photo identification card for door to door sales.

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    Hail, yes, we got hit

    SOUTH SIDE OF TOWN SUFFERS MAJOR DAMAGE – Harold Fugate told the Sun Tuesday that the hail Tuesday, Aug. 26, damaged 206 vehicles totaling about $1.2 million. This pickup shows typical damage.

    Fugate said the wind picked up the southeast corner of the roof over the repair shop and knocked out a concrete block. The hail broke most of the outdoor fluorescent lighting on the north side of his building.

    He is now

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    Council votes to add Accomplishment Plaques to city limit signs

    During their regular meeting of the El Dorado Springs City Council on Aug. 25, 2014, the council voted to add two plaques each to the four city limit signs. The new plaques will honor the 1999 State Championship Volleyball Team, the 2005 State Championship Volleyball Team and the 2014 State Championship Girls Basketball Team. They’ll join the current Accomplishment Plaque honoring Sydney Friar as Miss Missouri 2011. The estimated cost of the eight signs (the volleyball recognition will be on one sign) is $8,040. The city, the Booster Club and the school will each pay a

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    Colorado man snagged for spoonbill trafficking

    Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced Aug. 20 that a Colorado man has pleaded guilty in federal court to illegally trafficking in paddlefish caviar after being caught in an undercover operation in the Warsaw area.

    During March and April 2011, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Missouri Department of Conservation conducted a covert investigation, “Operation Roadhouse,” centered on an area known as the Roadhouse in Warsaw. As part of the covert operation, state and federal officers operated a

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    Question, Persuade and Refer (QPR) Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training

    Sponsored by Partners in Your Community, Inc. (PIYC)

    What is a Gatekeeper?

    A gatekeeper is someone in a position to recognize a crisis and the warning signs that someone may be contemplating suicide. Gatekeepers include parents, friends, neighbors, teachers, ministers, doctors, nurses, office supervisors, squad leaders, foreman, police officers, advisors, caseworkers, firefighters and many others who are strategically positioned to recognize and refer someone at risk of suicide.

    As a QPR-trained Gatekeeper you will learn to:

    •Recognize the warning signs

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    Leader of the pack

    GRAND MARSHALL – Leva Loyd was named Grand Marshall of the 2014 Schell City Fall Festival parade during opening ceremonies Friday night. Emcee, Mayor Tom Haddix, said Ms. Loyd, who was born Nov. 8, 1921, in Erie, KS, moved to Missouri in 1944 after she married Fred Loyd. She then taught school for a few years then worked in the State Hospital in Nevada for many years. The family was known for their

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    Ms. Reeves worked at Martha Chambers Hospital

    By Vivian (Root) Reeves

    During my stay at the Chambers Nursing Home/Emergency Hospital, I remember the following.

    In March of 1946, Martha Chambers purchased the house at 210 Hightower, El Dorado Springs, MO. This house had 11 rooms, one bathroom and three half-baths. Martha, having a license to operate a nursing home, started one of her own, Martha’s mother, Margaret Della Chambers, who was born in Tiffin, lived there and did most of the cooking and of the canning for winter use. The house was heated by a coal furnace and

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    Fill ‘er up

    BOOT BLOCK RAISES MONEY FOR MDA – The traditional Labor Day Weekend Boot Block conducted by the El Dorado Springs Fire Department raised $1,991.08 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Twelve firemen manned the intersection of Hwy’s 54 and 82 between the hours of one and five on Monday, Sept. 1. Drivers stopped by a red light were asked to put a donation in the fireman’s boot.

    Correction on Dunfield suit ruling

    The Sun incorrectly interpreted the ruling by Circuit Judge Tim Perigo on Friday, Aug. 29, after he heard arguments in Dustin Dunfield’s suit to be exempted from registering as a sex offender and his suit to have his 1996 felony finding of guilt for statutory rape removed from his closed record.

    Judge Perigo denied both suits and “advised” Mr. Dunfield “to register in Nevada, Vernon County, Missouri, within three business days. Register with chief law enforcement of said area.” The Sun incorrectly reported that the judge ordered Mr. Dunfield to register as

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    Storm scam alert hits El Dorado Springs

    By Jarrod D. Schiereck, chief of police

    On Aug. 27, the El Dorado Springs Police Department received information about scams that are hitting the area, due to the severe weather event of Aug. 26. A caller will indicate that he/she is a representative of a roofing company, tree removal, or a vehicle dent repair service. The caller identification system will indicate a false name and number.These are people from out of the area attempting to obtain your business. To protect yourself, research and contact reputable businesses and always obtain multiple estimates for

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    On the right Rhoad

    100 YEARS OLD – Georgia Audrey Rhoad celebrated her 100th birthday on Friday, Sept. 5, at the Community Spring’s Healthcare Facility with her nephew, Monte Pettit, and her Community Springs friends.

    Audrey has been a resident at Community Springs for about two years and was named Resident of the Month in July 2013.

    She

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    Bulldogs take 3rd in Walnut Grove tournament

    Posted September 18, 2014 at 2:22 pm

    The El Dorado Springs Lady Bulldogs opened the Walnut Grove Tournament on Friday, Sept. 12 with a 8-1 first round win over Dadeville. Tailor Hutsell struck out five Dadeville hitters in five innings for her 5th win of the season. Haley Boultinghouse went 2-2 at the

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    HUTCHISON TO COMPETE IN AMERICAN ROYAL

    Posted September 18, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    Landon Hutchison started his rodeo career almost 10 years ago with his first horse, a pony named Jerry. He’s since outgrown his pony, but not his love for rodeo. In fact, most nights you will find him practice

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    ElDo takes Marion C. Early 8-0

    Posted September 18, 2014 at 2:19 pm

    Marion C. Early falls 8-0 at the hands of the El Dorado Springs Bulldogs Varsity

    The El Dorado Springs Bulldogs Varsity beat Marion C. Early on Tuesday 8-0 at Morrisville in seven innings.

    The El Dorado Springs Bulldogs

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    El Dorado Springs over Lamar 18-2

    Posted September 18, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    The El Dorado Springs Bulldogs Varsity uses big second inning to beat Lamar, 18-2

    The El Dorado Springs Bulldogs Varsity jumped out to an early lead on Lamar and captured an 18-2 victory on Monday at Lamar.

    Eighteen

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    El Do HS Volleyball report

    Posted September 18, 2014 at 2:11 pm

     

    by Ashley Rogers

    Tuesday, Sept. 9 – Pleasant Hope, JV-(W)-26-24, 25-17, V-(W)-25-7, 25-14

    Varsity Stats

    Kills-

    Kinli Simmons-6, Kameron Schaaf-4, Kayla Collins-1, Rachel Bush-4, Megan Chism-3

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    Scott Tassi wins big on Stockton

    Posted September 18, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    American Bass Anglers Division 126 kicked off the 2015 season Saturday, Sept. 13, on Stockton Lake. Current, new and returning members, including two young members (14-15 years old) gathered at Hartley Ramp early Saturday morning. Sky was overcast, but stars were beginning to shine through. The

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    Bulldogs ground Ash Grove Pirate ship 24-14

    Posted September 11, 2014 at 12:30 pm

     

    In their game Friday night in Ash Grove, the El Dorado Springs Bulldogs racked up 375 yards on offense while giving up 222 yards on defense to beat the Pirates 24-14.

    The Bulldogs jumped to an early lead on the 3rd play

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    Tailor Hutsell throws no-hitter

    Posted September 11, 2014 at 12:28 pm

    Thursday was a day Tailor Hutsell will remember forever as Hutsell threw a no-hitter in the El Dorado Springs Bulldogs Varsity’s 10-0 victory over Hermitage.

    No Hermitage batter was able to locate Hutsell’s pitches during the game. Hutsell threw a no-hitter, striking

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    ELDO GOLFERS WIN 54 CUP

    Posted September 11, 2014 at 11:42 am

    In the inaugural 54 Cup golf match, the team representing El Dorado Springs was victorious over the team from the Nevada Country Club. The Ryder Cup format tournament was played at the Gene Pray Memorial Golf

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    Savvy Senior®

    Posted September 18, 2014 at 1:09 pm

    How to recognize and handle senior gambling problems

    Dear Savvy Senior,

    How to Recognize and Handle Senior Gambling Problems

    Dear Savvy Senior,

    How can you know when someone has a

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    How to turn personal obstacles into triumphs

    Posted September 18, 2014 at 11:59 am

    Everyone faces setbacks in life. While those personal obstacles can lead to disappointing outcomes, they can also be harnessed into personal motivators, say experts.

    “When it comes to success, setbacks can be used to motivate one to action, rather than the alternative,”

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    Hardy elected to Democrat Central Committee

    Posted September 11, 2014 at 1:12 pm

    The Democrat Party, 28th Senatorial Central Committee held their reorganization meeting Aug. 23 in the courthouse in Osceola.

    Re-elected chairman was Don Fohn of Laclede County; elected vice-chair was Gerda Fitts of Hickory County; elected treasurer was Will Westmoreland of Polk County

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    Savvy Senior®

    Posted September 11, 2014 at 11:29 am

    How to get social security benefits when you're disabled

    Dear Savvy Senior

    What do I need to do to get Social Security disability? I’m 57 years old and have some health issues that are keeping me from working,

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    Taking control for healthier aging

    Posted September 11, 2014 at 11:28 am

    As adults age, they often face different health challenges than those experienced during their youth; however, there are several key steps that can be taken to improve their chances of maintaining good health.

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    New ways to volunteer in your community and beyond

    Posted September 11, 2014 at 11:27 am

    If you want to help a local non-profit organization, but are strapped for time, making a difference is easier than ever. In fact, there are a variety of new ways you can make an impact in your community even from your computer or mobile device, as

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    First 100 years of Farm Bureau

    Posted September 4, 2014 at 11:23 am

    by Robert Overmann

    With Missouri Farm Bureau’s impending centennial anniversary on March 24, 2015, I had an opportunity this summer to work on a project no Farm Bureau intern or staff has embarked on before me — I was tasked, in part,

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