CCHS annual meeting July 28

Posted July 24, 2014 at 1:35 pm

The 2014 annual meeting and election of officers of the Cedar County Historical Society will begin at 4 p.m., Monday, July 28, in their museum at 106 West Davis in Stockton. Members will then have dinner at The Red Barn.

2014-2015 membership dues will be payable on Aug. 1.

New members are always welcome.

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    Oh yeah. We are so ready to Picnic

    IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR – By Tuesday afternoon there was little room to place lawn chairs, the prime locations in the Park went as early as Sunday, July 13.

    With cooler weather in the forecast, this Picnic should be one of the more enjoyable in recent years.

    Q and A with judicial candidates

    Cedar County Prosecutor candidates Ty Gaither and Reggie Breshears and Associate Circuit Judge candidates Tom Pyle and Rick Pohlsander will be in the Park at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 26, to answer questions from the public.

    Everyone is invited to attend. El Dorado Springs Chamber of Commerce Director Jackson Tough will moderate.

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    Discover More on 54

    Missouri State Representative Warren Love (R-Osceola) released the following statement following Governor Jay Nixon’s approval of omnibus legislation that renames several portions of highways in Missouri:

    “I am pleased that the governor has approved the highway-naming bill. U.S. Hwy. 54 enters from the East at Louisiana, MO, at the Mississippi River and runs Southwesterly across the entire state en route to El Paso, TX. This route is attractive to many tourists traveling through Missouri because it is not an Interstate

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    Double murder suicide in rural Vernon County

    The Vernon County Sheriff’s Office has ruled the deaths of three people at a rural home just south of Nevada as a double murder suicide.

    According to a press release issued early Monday, Sheriff Jason Mosher confirmed that his office responded to a 911 call placed by a family member. Responding emergency personnel pronounced all three people dead on scene.

    According to the press release authorities say evidence indicates that Charles K. Besaw, 52, of Nevada, shot and killed his brother, Harold Besaw, 54, of California, and his

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    Vernon County Special Response Team arrests two felons


    Two wanted felons were arrested early Wednesday morning after a search warrant was served in Nevada. According to a press release from the Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff’s Deputies, Nevada Police and members of the recently formed Vernon County Special Response Team, served a search warrant at a residence on the 700 block of West Parkhill Drive around 5:30 a.m. Sheriff Jason Mosher said his team was searching for Edward Hallam, 33, of Nevada, and had reason to believe the wanted felon was in the residence.

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    The boys are back in town

    The EHS Class of 1969 has some special visitors entertaining at its 45th reunion this year.

    Tom Tough, Nick Sibley and Neil Parks (all EHS Alumni) will be in ElDo at the Leeper Center on Saturday, July 19, playing old time rock and roll and more. Also in the band are two friends and long-time musicians, Densel Kimbrough and Mike Thompson.

    The door will open at 8 p.m. for anyone who would like to come in and listen, dance, visit and reminisce.

    Lottery winner

    Richard Archey, El Dorado Springs, won $1,000 in the Missouri Lottry Scratchers game.

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    First traffic jam on new entrance road

    WORK IN PROGRESS – Work as begun on the new Epick-up route from Twyman St., past the playground to Grand Street.

    The new road is expected to be ready by the start of school.

    The road will be the only one used to drop off and pick up Elementary students.

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    Youth Fair royalty

    LAND O LAKES YOUTH FAIR CROWNS ROYALTY – On Tuesday evening, July 8, the Land O Lakes Youth Fair crowned its royalty who will reign over the 2014 LOL Youth Fiar which concludes Friday night with the auction. The royalty and their escorts are (from left) Junior Princess Jenha Wood, Crafts and Critters 4-H, daughter of Joleene Simmons and Brad Wood, escorted by Uriah Williamson, son of Wendi McLarren and Chris

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    Owners to demolish unsafe structures

    El Dorado Springs City Manager Bruce Rogers informed the council at their regular meeting on Monday, July 7, that several demolition permits had been issued for unsafe structures in El Dorado Springs and that demolitions of some of the structures would begin on Tuesday.

    Councilmen Jim Luster, Gene Floyd, Jerry Baldwin and Mayor Brad True were present. Councilman Randy Bland was absent.

    City Clerk Lisa Allison was also present.

    Rogers said that the city had received a thank you note from First Christian Church

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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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    Posted July 10, 2014 at 11:19 am

    - St. Clair County State Bank went undefeated with a 10-0 record in coach’s pitch in the El Dorado Springs Summer League. Pictured are (front row:) Dennis Lee, Gavin Hughey, Kaden Pulley, Sophia Bryson, Lincoln

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    VolleyDogs win quarter final

    Posted March 6, 2014 at 1:58 pm

    Lady Bulldogs beat Lafayette County 79-58 in their quarter final game Wednesday, March 5. This means they will play in the semi-final game in the Independence Center (Kansas City) at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 8. Great job girls! Keep it up!

    Bulldogs compete in Clinton tournament

    Posted January 31, 2013 at 10:17 am

    JV PLAYS LIBERAL – On Saturday, the final game of the El Dorado Springs JV tournament was for third place pitting El Dorado Springs against Liberal. Here, Freshman Cody McNeece gets in close for a shot.

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    Posted March 15, 2012 at 10:39 am

    - During the seniors vs. faculty game of the Hoops for Heart fundraiser game last Thursday night, Bulldog Assistant Football Coach Scott Svendson broke through for a lay-up. After trailing by one point at the

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    Missouri moves up to #8 in Top 10 Pro-Business States

    Posted July 24, 2014 at 1:31 pm

    Missouri has moved up to No. 8 in the ratings of top U.S. states for business compiled by the nation’s premier international brokerage and consulting firm, Gov. Jay Nixon announced July 16. This is the fifth consecutive year Missouri has made the list of the Pollina

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    Savvy Senior®

    Posted July 24, 2014 at 10:35 am

    Dear Savvy Senior,

    Since retiring, my husband and I love to travel but hotel costs eat up our budget so fast we can’t stay as long, or go as often as we’d like to. I’ve heard that there are alternative lodging options

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    Protect your mobility to protect independence

    Posted July 24, 2014 at 10:33 am

    Older age, less physical activity, reduced strength and balance, obesity and chronic diseases are all common risk factors that lead to loss of mobility. Losing mobility with age has profound consequences on physical, social and psychological health.

    “Once mobility is lost, independence

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    Improving Child Welfare

    Posted July 17, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    Good Day,

    I was pleased to take a step toward improving child welfare in our state and throughout the nation by hosting a Congressional Listening

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    Gov. vetoes two consumer lending bills

    Posted July 17, 2014 at 1:48 pm

    Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed two consumer-lending bills, saying that one bill does not provide true reform to payday lending and the other bill takes away the authority of local government to protect consumers.

    In vetoing Senate Bill 694, the Governor said the

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    Vision loss in the elderly

    Posted July 17, 2014 at 11:21 am

    by Faith Trussell, RN, BSN, Program Director, Senior Life Solutions

    Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of vision loss in the United States. AMD causes damage to the macula, a spot near the center of the retina that is needed

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    Savvy Senior®

    Posted July 17, 2014 at 11:16 am

    Ergonomic tools that can ease gardening pains

    Dear Savvy Senior,

    Can you recommend some good ergonomic gardening gear for seniors? My 72-year-old mother loves to work in the garden, but has been plagued by various gardening injuries this

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    Clearing up the facts about cataracts

    Posted July 17, 2014 at 11:16 am

    Cataract is one of the leading causes of blindness in the United States. Approximately 24.5 million Americans have the lens-clouding eye condition, and the incidence is set to grow by 50 percent by 2050, according to the National Eye Institute.

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