Vernon Sheriff’s office announces text alert system

Posted November 19, 2015 at 12:40 pm

The Vernon County Sheriff’s Office announced Thursday that it has opened up the “VCSO Text Alert” system to the public. According to Sheriff’s Office officials, the Sheriff’s Office has been testing the system for the past few weeks in an effort to make communication to the public on important events faster.

“We have had times that we needed to alert citizens in portions of the county because we were chasing a wanted fugitive or looking for a suspect and had reason to believe they were in a certain part of the county and didn’t have a way to notify everyone quickly,” said Vernon County Sheriff Jason Mosher.

The Sheriff said this notification system will allow someone from the Sheriff’s Office to send one text to everyone in the county at one time or to specific areas of the

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    Let’s face it

    DAY OF THE DEAD – may have been the inspiration for this young lady’s costume entry in the Halloween Spook-Tacular Saturday night. It won her second place and gave her years to reverse the effort when she becomes a teenager. More pictures on Page 12.

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    American Degree Recipients

    MAKENZIE SCHWALM – the daughter of Randy and Kathy Schwalm, graduated from the El Dorado Springs High School in 2014. While in High School, Makenzie worked at Mitchell Veterinary Clinic as her Supervised Agricultural Experience Program, learning more about the science of vet medicine. Makenzie said that FFA impacted her in a huge way by improving her confidence with public speaking and meeting new people. She says that

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    Senator Parson selected for MSU’s first Government Excellence Award

    Senator Mike Parson, R-Bolivar, was recently selected by Missouri State University to receive the very first Governmental Excellence Award for his consistent and long-lasting support for the university. Most notably, he championed the bonding package that appropriated nearly $19 million to renovate Ellis Hall, Hill Hall and Missouri Hall.

    “I am extremely honored to receive this recognition from everyone at Missouri State University,” said Sen. Parson. “Supporting and advocating for our higher education institutions in Missouri plays a vital role in our state. Lawmakers have an obligation to preserve and protect our

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    Chamber inducts Sewell into Hall of Fame

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    Running away to the circus

    LIONS SPONSORS CIRCUS – The picture show, Lion Edith Windiel, Lions Club treasurer, with the Lady Ringmaster of the Kelly Miller Circus.

    The El Dorado Springs Lions Club sponsored the Kelly Miller Circus which came to town Oct. 16. There were 446 adults and 417 children that went to the circus. Before the circus left town, they spent about $1,900 in our community buying food, diesel, meat for the tigers and other supplies they needed.

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    Five time district champ VolleyDogs

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    In Remembrance

    At this time, I wish to remember and pay tribute to a son, brother, father, husband, friend, co-worker and employee of the Cedar County Sheriff Office, Matthew Scott Chism, a Fallen Officer.

    There are many challenges to being a Sheriff, but with Matthew Chism’s untimely death on Nov. 2, 2014, brought on the biggest, unexpected challenge of them all. No sheriff can ever plan for such an event nor do they ever want to be faced with such. But unfortunately Matt’s parents, wife and son, myself, my office, and as well as

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    Ghosts and Goblins will have the run of the town Saturday

    Halloween in El Dorado Springs will come alive just about dark with the many activities planned by various organizations in the area.


    The Local VFW, at the corner of First and Pine, will host local hobgoblins beginning at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31.

    There will be snow cones, popcorn, hotdogs and reflective tape for each costumed spook.


    The El Dorado Springs Optimist Club will keep things hopping in the Park starting at

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    Clemons arrested on St. Clair County warrants

    Clemons arrested on St. Clair County warrants St. Clair Co. Sheriff Scott Keeler stated on Nov. 6, Kory Clemons, 20, Rockville, was arrested on three St. Clair County warrants charging him with several felony charges stemming from an incident on Oct. 7 in Appleton City where Clemons fired at St. Clair County deputies.

    Clemons is charged with class A felony assault on a law enforcement officer, class D felony resisting arrest, class C felony stealing a motor vehicle, class C felony stealing

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    Sex Offender Halloween requirements

    by Jarrod D. Schiereck Chief of Policeand D. Leon Dwerlkotte

    Sheriff – Cedar County

    This letter is to notify you that any person who is required to register as a sexual offender under sections 589.400 to 589.425 of the Missouri Revised Statutes shall be required on Oct. 31 (Halloween) to comply with the following:

    1. Avoid all Halloween-related contact with children

    2. Remain inside his or her residence between the hours of 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. unless required to

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    Posted November 19, 2015 at 11:58 am

    Rachel Jones, a junior at El Dorado Christian High School, received the 2015 MCSAA All State 2nd Team Division II award at the State Playoffs in Joplin. Photo by Dr. Cammie Housh.


    Posted November 19, 2015 at 11:57 am

    ECS Senior Anna Buttorff received Division II All State 1st Team award at the MCSAA State Volleyball playoffs in Jopli on Oct. 24. Photo by Dr. Cammie Housh.


    Posted November 19, 2015 at 11:56 am

    El Dorado Springs Senior Kameron Schaaf signed a letter of intent to play basketball at Southwest Baptist University in the fall. She has played basketball for the Bulldogs since she was in the seventh grade and is a member

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    Posted November 19, 2015 at 11:55 am

    Tessa Durnell, a four year stand out cross country and long distance track competitor for the Bulldogs, signed a letter of intent Thursday morning, Nov. 12, to compete next year for Ft. Hays State College in Hays, KS.

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    Posted November 19, 2015 at 11:54 am

    The District Champion El Dorado Springs softball team held it 2015 awards banquet Thursday, Nov. 12, after enjoying a delicious carry-in dinner that shows where the players get their strength – Moms’ home cooking. Those Head Coach

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    2015 Bulldog Cross Country awards

    Posted November 19, 2015 at 11:46 am

    This is the Cross Country award winners from the banquest on Tuesday, Nov. 10.

    High School Boys: Ronnie Bohrer, sr, Lettered, 5 years; Tommy Cornejo, sr, Lettered, Team Captain, 5 years; Tyler O’Banion, sr, 5 years; Tyler Goatley, jr, Lettered, MVR, Bulldog,

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    Posted November 19, 2015 at 11:37 am

    Their State trophy reads, “Consolation,” however, the 72 hours during the 2015 MCSAA playoffs, October 22, 23 and 24, should read, “Never Gave Up.” Head Coach, Kelly Bryson played as hard as her girls

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    ElDo Cross Country excels at State

    Posted November 12, 2015 at 10:35 am

    As has become tradition for this time of year the Bulldog cross country team traveled to Jefferson City to compete in the state meet on Saturday, Nov. 7. The team qualified six individuals to participate in the race this season. That is the largest number ElDo

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    Posted November 5, 2015 at 9:54 am

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    Savvy Senior®

    Posted November 19, 2015 at 11:24 am

    How to guard against deadly aortic aneurysms

    Dear Savvy Senior

    My father died several years ago, at the age of 76, from a stomach aneurysm, which now has me wondering. What are my risk factors of getting

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    The easiest way to prevent diseases: take care of your teeth

    Posted November 19, 2015 at 11:20 am

    Millions of baby boomers set for retirement are facing the question of whether to buy dental insurance. In many cases, they’ve had dental insurance their entire working lives, thanks to employer-sponsored plans. But teeth are not immune to aging, and many people will find themselves paying

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    People sought for Cedar County MU Extension Council

    Posted November 12, 2015 at 11:26 am

    I am sending this notice to remind you that we are looking for people to serve on the Cedar County MU Extension Council. This council is made up of people in Cedar County with the goal of educating the public on MU Extension activities including 4-H

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    MoDOT chooses new director from New Hampshire

    Posted November 12, 2015 at 11:21 am

    by Nicole Shaddy

    Faced with what Missouri Transportation Department officials have described as a financial crisis, the Transportation Commission selected a person with both state and national financial management experience to be the department’s new director.

    Announced Thursday,

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    Love note from Jeff City

    Posted November 12, 2015 at 11:18 am

    My fellow Missourians:

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