Mandatory for Cedar County Farmers’ Market

Posted February 4, 2016 at 11:30 am

Mandatory for Cedar County Farmers’ Market

Free Food Safety Class in Webb City

Webb City will have a free Food Safety – Field to Market class beginning at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24, in the Webb City library located at 101 S. Liberty. This class is mandatory to participate in the Cedar County Farmers’ Market. Cedar County Farmers’ Market will NOT HOST this class this year.

There will be no fee or registration required. For more information, contact Eileen Nichols 417/483-8139. Any questions regarding the Cedar County Farmers’ Market can be directed to Jenean Ehlers at 417/631-7566.

    Ends year with $1 million

    Lt. Gov. Candidate Mike Parson reports strong fundraising

    (Republican Lieutenant Governor candidate Mike Parson today reported that his campaign raised in excess of $211,000 from 255 donors during the fourth quarter of 2016, ending the year with more than $1,000,000 cash on hand.

    “I am truly humbled by the tremendous support I have received from families and businesses across the state of Missouri, and I want to thank everyone for their help. The kind words of encouragement and generous donations I have received will help me continue reaching out

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    Cedar County Court case filing report

    Judge Tom Pyle, Associate Circuit Court of Cedar County, with permission of the Office of State Courts Administrator, released the following information regarding the number of Court cases filed in Cedar County for 2014 and 2015. “I felt it important that the citizens have this information,” he said “That way they can better understand the workload carried by our Circuit Clerk’s office.”

    Overall Civil Case filings increased 11% from 493 cases filed in 2014 to 548 filed in 2015. Dissolution cases with children increased 76% from 25 cases in 2014 to 44

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    Former sheriff thanked

    In the El Dorado Springs police report entry for Jan. 7, it reports, “Officers responded to 305 West 54 Hwy, Dairy Concepts, concerning a reported stolen vehicle.”

    “Vehicle was recovered and subject was taken into custody by Sheriff’s deputies in rural St. Clair County near Tiffin.”

    El Dorado Springs Police Chief Jarrod Schiereck wrote, “I would like to thank Ron Snodgrass for his assistance in helping authorities locate and apprehend the suspect involved in this incident.”

    “Investigation continues and charges are expected.”

    Head on crash kills three

    Three people, including a six month old infant, were killed in a head-on crash in Henry County at 6:05 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 24, on Hwy. 13 near Clinton.

    Dead are William T. (TJ) Leonard, 20, of Chilhowee, formerly of El Dorado Springs, and his six month old infant daughter, Taylor Gene Leann Leonard. Services are pending under the direction of Sheldon Funeral Home, El Dorado Springs.

    Also dead is Ray T. Kegley, 80, Odessa, the driver of the northbound 2015 Chevrolet Silverado, which according to the Highway Patrol

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    El Dorado Springs Christmas Baskets wraps up successful season

    The Christmas Basket committee would like to say a heartfelt thank you to the First Baptist Church for the use of the facility during “Basket Week”. A big thank you also goes to the many churches, businesses, clubs and individuals who donated toys, cash, canned goods or other food items. Each gift was appreciated and helped to make the holidays a little merrier for local families. And many thanks go to all the wonderful volunteers who gave countless hours of their time to help make this event a success once again.


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    Cedar budget completed

    The Cedar County Commission and the Cedar County Clerk completed the 2016 county budget.

    These are the figures the County Clerk Peggy Kenney furnished the Sun on Tuesday.

    Total funds available for 2016:

    Total for the county -$4,792,551.41.

    General revenue: $1,441,807.05.

    Road and Bridge: $1,172,607.24.

    Assessment Fund: $223,772.83.

    LEST fund (Law Enforcement Sales Tax) $973,090.17.

    Total expenditures for 2016: $4,683,241.84.

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    Candidates file for April election

    With the 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19, filing deadline looming, some candidates have filed for the April 5, election.

    According to Cedar County Clerk Peggy Kenney, John Walker (incumbent) has filed for a seat on the Cedar County Memorial Hospital Board. Two positions will be filled in April.

    Cedar County Ambulance Board – District 3 and District 6 – two seats for three years. James Reynolds and Dennis Winston. File in the Cedar County Clerk’s office. No one has filed.

    Ron Swopes (incumbent) has

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    Duck hunter’s body found

    The body of a duck hunter missing since Dec. 28, 2015, was recovered on Jan. 15, approximately a half mile from the boat he had been operating.

    Adam J. Nixson, 29, Pleasant Hill, was not wearing a life jacket when his body was recovered.

    According to the report by the Missouri Water Patrol, Mr. Nixson was en route back to the boat ramp from duck hunting in the Four Rivers Conservation Area Unit 4 when due to wind and water conditions, the boat capsized.

    School board offers Mark Koca contract for next year

    The El Dorado Springs R-II School Board during the executive session of its Jan.14 meeting offered Superintendent Mark Koca a contract for the 2016-17 school year. He has 15 days to sign it.

    Also in executive session, the board accepts the resignation of Nicole Smith as Speech & Debate teacher.

    At the beginning of the meeting the board read a letter from a parent thanking them on behalf of their student and other students for the Life Skills class that has put new meaning in school for those

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    Joseph Resez sentenced

    Cedar County Prosecuting Attorney Ty Gaither announces that Joseph Resz of El Dorado Springs was sentenced to two 30-year sentences on two counts of statutory sodomy, by Judge Neal Quitno in the Vernon County Circuit Court.


    Posted February 4, 2016 at 10:39 am

    ACADEMIC ALL-STATE IN SOFTBALL -Here are your EHS Academic All-State Softball Athletes. They are (from left) Payton Babccok, Cameron McPeak, Kameron Schaaf and Paige Esry. Photo by Amber Francis.

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    JV Dawgs take 3rd in own tournament

    Posted February 4, 2016 at 10:34 am

    by Coach Jeremy Barger

    The JV Tournament went very well overall. All teams were competitive and were exciting to watch. Nevada ended up winning the entire tournament winning each game with ease including the championship team against a good Ft. Scott team

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    Lady Bulldogs win 63-31 on Senior Night

    Posted February 4, 2016 at 10:30 am

    by Coach Beau Swopes

    We came out against the Climax Springs Cougars and shot the ball extremely well from the outside.

    They played a 2-3 zone. Typically you try to beat the zone down the floor and shoot the ball

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    Basketball Bulldogs beat Climax Springs

    Posted February 4, 2016 at 10:19 am

    by Head Coach Ryan Waters

    We won against the Climax Springs Cougars Monday night 71 – 53. We led a half 34-31. I told the players at half, I didn’t feel like we put much defensive pressure on them.


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    Youth wrestlers compete at Fort Scott

    Posted January 28, 2016 at 9:42 am

    Four El Dorado springs wrestlers traveled to the Fort Scott Youth wrestling tournament this past weekend, coached by Randy Baker.

    At age 6 and under 40 lbs., Kellen Edwards placed 3rd. In the age 10 and under 85 lbs. class, Randy Baker

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    Posted January 28, 2016 at 9:39 am

    VARSITY GIRLS NIP ELDON MUSTANGS – Varsity Bulldog Kinli Simmons, the high scorer in the game last Saturday against the Eldon Mustangs at home, brought the ball down court looking like she was protected

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    Bulldog Girls basketball report

    Posted January 21, 2016 at 9:04 am

    by Head Coach Beau Swopes

    Last week we were in the Skyline Tournament. We started off on Monday night playing Fair Grove. They are pretty tough right now. They are ranked No. 7 in the state.

    We came

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    7th grade El Dorado Springs basketball

    Posted January 14, 2016 at 10:21 am

    Here are the results from our 7th grade boys tournament . We split our 7th grade team into 2 groups. Congratulations to Eldo Red.

    Thursday, Jan. 7, the El Dorado Red defeated Camdenton B 34-26

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    Mustangs barely kick the Buffalos

    Posted January 14, 2016 at 10:20 am

    by ECS Head Boys Coach Travis Cole

    On 01-08-2016, The El Dorado Christian varsity boys basketball squared off against the Heartland Mustangs from Belton in the second courtwarming game of the evening. The

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    A busy week in the Missouri Senate

    Posted February 4, 2016 at 11:28 am

    The Senate gave final approval to House Concurrent Resolution 58, disapproving regulations filed by the State Tax Commission. These regulations established new values for certain agricultural property, based on the land’s capability of producing. The commission sets the value

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    Search for Missouri Century Farms continues

    Posted February 4, 2016 at 11:27 am

    If your farm has been in your family since Dec. 31, 1916, you can apply to have it recognized as a Missouri Century Farm.

    To qualify, farms must meet the following guidelines. The same family must have owned the farm for 100

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    Time for thanks

    Posted February 4, 2016 at 9:29 am

    by Rebecca French Smith

    As I write this, it’s snowing outside my window. The flags on the flagpole are stiff in the wind pointing northwest, and I am thinking of those who are working in the cold despite it. Livestock farmers are

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    Savvy Senior®

    Posted February 4, 2016 at 9:19 am

    How to make your kitchen safer and easier to use

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    How to Make Your Kitchen Safer and Easier to Use

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    The hazards of a grandparent’s home

    Posted February 4, 2016 at 9:19 am

    It is no secret that grandparents play an important role in the lives of their grandchildren. From giving encouragement and life advice, to helping out as a caretaker, many turn to their grandparents for support. In fact, 72 percent of grandparents take care of their grandchildren

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    Honeybees are an integral part of both local and global food systems. In fact the pollination services they provide contribute to one out of every three

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    Register by Feb. 2

    A Regional Hay School will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 6, at the Fairgrounds, Centennial Boulevard, Nevada. Registration will be

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