Calling all Messick, Campbell, Driskell and Kirkpatrick relatives:

Posted July 31, 2014 at 1:24 pm

Bring your photos and join us at the El Dorado Springs Park at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3, for visiting and photos near the bandstand.

There will be a concert from 2-3 p.m.

In case of rain, we will meet at the Community Center.

Jim Halsey, grandson of James Messick and Monta Rae Driskell Messick, Author of “Starmaker: How To Make It In The Music Business” and manager of “The Oak Ridge Boys” and Roy Clark

Gina Halsey, Jim’s daughter, offering free digital *scans of our relatives’ family photos and special documents related to these ancestors and descendants. You will keep your originals.

*by email or bring a thumb drive, as time permits. Questions: or 785/424-0079.

Especially interested in photos of:

James J. Messick 1865-1916

Monta Rae Driskell Messick 1876-1945

Jack and Mabel (Messick) Lancaster

Moses Anderson Messick 1841-1922

Nancy Ellen Campbell Messick 1841-1892

Abner Nash Driskell 1835-1903

Sarah E. Kirkpatrick Driskell 1841-1918

Big Uncle George Messick 1804-1878

Darcus Guess Messick 1809-1860

William Campbell 1822-1904

    Notice of public test

    In closing of the General Primary Election held on Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, a public test of the vote tabulating equipment will be conducted in the Circuit Courtroom of the Cedar County Courthouse and has been rescheduled for 9 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13.

    The public is welcome to attend.

    Council discusses nuisance ordinance

    At the Monday, Aug. 4, El Dorado Springs City Council meeting councilmen discussed at length a proposed nuisance ordinance. For some time, councilmen had asked about an ordinance that deals with indoor furniture being used or left in an outdoor setting. They were also concerned about derelict cars and worn-out appliances being left on porches and in yards. City Manager Bruce Rogers stated that indoor furniture and appliances, when left outside, can attract vermin.

    All councilmen were present – Jim Luster, Gene Floyd, Randy Bland, Jerry Baldwin and Mayor Brad True along

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    New surgeon joins CCMH

    Cedar County Memorial Hospital (CCMH) welcomes Joseph Dodd, M.D.

    Dr. Dodd is Board Certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a member of the Missouri State Medical Association. He graduated from Southwestern Medical School, in Dallas, TX, and completed his Internship and Residency in General Surgery at the University of Michigan Medical Center.

    Dr. Dodd began seeing patients in the CCMH Specialty Clinic on July 8. He plans to be at CCMH on the

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    Meals free for all El Dorado Springs R-II students

    El Dorado Springs R-II Schools has applied for and been approved to participate in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) of the Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act. This provision will allow the district to provide free breakfast and lunch to all students free of charge.

    The program does not cover second trays, second milks, a la carte items or snack milk—these items will need to be paid for in the traditional manner.

    Parents will not have to fill out any forms to participate in the program – all enrolled

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    Lost property found at Picnic

    by: Jarrod Schiereck, Chief of Police

    The following items were found during the El Dorado Springs Picnic.

    *Blue nylon tri-fold wallet with El Dorado Springs R2 Student ID (P. Green)

    *Three keys with black clip and lanyard

    Found property is available for viewing, Monday through Saturday, by appointment only. A detailed description of the property you’re wishing to view must be specified when making the appointment. Found Property is subject to disposal after 90 days based on value of

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    Park politics

    CANDIDIATES CONVENTION – Candidates for Cedar County Associate Circuit Judge and Cedar County Prosecutor met Saturday, July 26, in the El Dorado Springs City Park to discuss issues pertaining to the upcoming Aug. 5 election. Each candidate was given time to explain their thoughts on issues in Cedar County and then answered questions from the audience. There will be another Q & A at 6:30 p.m. in the Park this coming Saturday, Aug.

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    HSUS contributes to campaign opposing Amendment #1

    “The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) contribution today, Thursday, July 24,of $375,000 to Missouri’s Food for America reveals the true force and motives behind the opposition to Amendment #1, the Missouri Farming Rights Amendment. The opposition to Amendment #1 is being financed by a major out-of-state extremist organization, in contrast to Missouri Farm Bureau’s Fund to Support Amendment #1, which has raised $125,822 and is being financed by literally thousands of family farmers and ranchers across the state.” Missouri Farm Bureau President Blake Hurst

    Petition seeks removal of Dunfield from Vernon County ballot

    A civil petition seeking the removal of a candidate’s name from the Vernon County general election ballot Nov. 4 was filed Tuesday, Aug. 12, in Vernon County Circuit Court.

    Nevada attorney Lee Guthrie on behalf of Vernon County Prosecutor Lynn M. Ewing III filed the petition. The defendant is Nevada attorney Dustin Dunfield – recently certified by Vernon County Clerk Tammi Beach as the Republican nominee for county prosecutor after the August primary elections.

    The petition challenges Dunfield’s qualifications to serve as county prosecutor because he was convicted

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    Phony e-mail notices to appear in court

    The public has been receiving email messages that masquerade as an official notice from the court. This email is a phishing message which means that the link contains a virus that is loaded on your computer after it is opened and is designed to steal personal information such as passwords from your computer. If you receive such an email, DELETE IT IMMEDIATELY.

    If you already have opened the attachment, it is recommended that a complete virus scan on your computer be run. If you would like to verify that you should appear

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    Mother/Son evening Sept. 6

    Saddle up for the 1st annual mother-son evening.

    Wear your finest denim and join us at the ElDo Youth Center from 6 – 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6. There will be a hot dog cookout with all the fixins, games, music and more.

    Mother + Son Ticket = $20

    Additional Son Ticket = $5

    Advance tickets sold only at Community Bank Monday, Aug. 11 – Friday, Aug. 22. No tickets will be sold at the door.

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    Red and Black Scrimages Saturday

    Posted August 14, 2014 at 12:54 pm

    Saturday fans got their first chance to see the 2014 Volleydogs, softball and football teams in action.

    New VolleyDog coach talks about team

    Posted August 14, 2014 at 12:48 pm

    The new El Dorado Springs volleyball head coach, Ashley (Heitz) Rogers, answer questions for the Sun this week about the 2014 VolleyDogs.

    1. How many players came out? Is that what you expected?

    Right now I have 15,

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    Match play completed at Gene Pray Golf Course

    Posted August 14, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    by Dick Gardner

    We recently completed our annual match play championship at Gene Pray Memorial Golf Course. We had 40 players in three flights for the eight week, double elimination competition. This is one of the highlights in our schedule which draws

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    Posted August 7, 2014 at 12:30 pm

    The 2014 Cedar County 4-H Archery season ended with an amazing finish at our Fair Shoot on Monday, July 7, 2014. The kids who participated this year starting with front row are: Case Ruscha, Matt Francis, Boone

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    Bulldog football team: 45 players out

    Posted August 7, 2014 at 12:28 pm

    On Tuesday, the Sun spoke with the new head Bulldog Head Football Coach Derek Scroggins.

    Q. How did your first football practice go Monday evening?

    It went pretty well. We had 45 out there.

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    Softball outlook promising

    Posted August 7, 2014 at 12:24 pm

    The second practice for the 2014 El Dorado Springs Bulldog Softball Team was set for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

    Head Coach Jarrod Mays was upbeat about the prospects for the season when the Sun spoke with him Tuesday morning.

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    All football eyes are on Aug. 4

    Posted July 24, 2014 at 1:07 pm

    Like an expectant father, the new El Dorado Springs head football coach, Derek Scroggins, is waiting for Aug. 4 to see what he got. That’s the first day of practice permitted under Missouri State High School Athletic Association rules. And that’s when Coach Scroggins and his

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    ElDo Summer League a home run

    Posted July 24, 2014 at 1:07 pm

    by Eddie Lamb

    The El Dorado Springs Summer Baseball and Softball League was a huge success. Both teams went undefeated in their respected leagues and both teams won the season ending tournament.

    In the High School Baseball League,

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    Lady Bulldog softball camp July 22-22

    Posted July 17, 2014 at 11:45 am

    El Dorado Spring Head Softball Coach Jarrod Mays has announced a Lady Bulldog Softball Camp from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, July 21/22, on the High School Softball Field for all 7th – 12th graders who want to play softball in the fall.

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    Program to explore history of Kansas City organized crime

    Posted August 14, 2014 at 1:10 pm

    Secretary of State Jason Kander announced that the Missouri State Archives, a division of his office, will host a program exploring the history of organized crime in Kansas City. The program, to begin at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14, will feature Terence O’Malley speaking about his

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    Beware of hungry bears

    Posted August 14, 2014 at 12:59 pm


    Black bears normally are shy and elusive, but the Missouri Department of Conservation urges those few Missourians lucky enough to see bears to keep them at arm’s length. Keeping bears wild not only protects people and property – it protects bears, too.

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    Posted August 14, 2014 at 12:11 pm

    E – The Environmental Magazine

    Dear EarthTalk: Is it true that fuel cell cars aren’t really any greener than conventional gas-powered internal combustion cars? – Michelle Adamo, Portland, OR

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    Savvy Senior®

    Posted August 14, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    Programs can help seniors in need

    Dear Savvy Senior

    I run a community counseling program for needy families and am frustrated that so few eligible seniors take advantage of the food stamp program. Can you write a column

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    Living each moment of life with hospice

    Posted August 14, 2014 at 12:07 pm

    Life is about living each moment to the fullest. A father’s wedding dance with his daughter, a veteran’s visit to the World War II Memorial and the opportunity to bring a newborn grandchild home … these are only some of

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    Sweater weather in July

    Posted August 14, 2014 at 11:58 am

    The jet stream brought Canadian air into the Midwest during July, along with record-setting temperatures.

    “It’s going to come very close to, and maybe beating, July of 2009, which would make it

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    CCAD to meet Aug. 18

    The Cedar County Ambulance District board is scheduled to meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 18, in the Stockton Ambulance Barn according to the just released

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