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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    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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    - On Monday, Aug. 4, a St. Clair County deputy responded to Roscoe in reference to a complaint from a 16 year-old female juvenile of a man following her from Casey’s gas station in Osceola. The juvenile stated the man, later identified as Paul W. Ross, 48, Osceola, approached her while she was getting gas and made conversation about her vehicle. The juvenile advised Ross made her very uncomfortable. Ross then made comments about the juvenile being “cute.” The juvenile immediately left the gas station. Ross allegedly

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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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    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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    Changes in traffic patterns at school

    by Supt. Mark Koca

    Students and patrons returning to school at El Dorado Springs R-2 will encounter quite a change in traffic patterns around the campus. At the high school, the newly expanded student parking lot will now be one-way traffic only, with angled parking. All students will be required to park in the student parking lot and will be assigned a numbered parking space for the year. Students should enter from the south end near the Ag building and exit at the north end at Poplar Street. Students should avoid turning

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    Gov. announces funding for early childhood education in ElDo

    Gov. Jay Nixon visited the El Dorado Springs School District Tuesday, Aug. 12, to announce a new investment through Missouri Start Smart to expand access to quality early childhood education opportunities so that more Missouri children start kindergarten ready to succeed in school and beyond.

    “Last year we launched Missouri Start Smart to increase access to affordable early childhood education programs to help young children succeed in school and help parents stay in the workforce,” Gov. Nixon said. “This effort was incredibly successful and I’m proud to announce that it is back

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    Gov. Nixon orders comprehensive review to ensure MO Lottery keeps promise to public schools

    Gov. Jay Nixon today announced that he has ordered the Office of Administration to conduct a comprehensive review of the Missouri Lottery’s operations to assess its ability to carry out its voter-approved mandate to provide a stable funding source for public schools.

    “For more than two decades, Missourians have counted on the lottery to help provide the resources our schools need to deliver the high quality education our kids deserve,” Gov. Nixon said. “Today, we have a responsibility to make sure the lottery keeps its promise to our public schools in an

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    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.

    Stockton tops Bulldogs in hard fought game

    Posted August 28, 2014 at 11:13 am

    by Coach Derek Scroggins

    The El Dorado Springs Bulldogs battled the Stockton Tigers in the 2014 Cedar Bowl on Friday in a physical contest that saw the Tigers top the Bulldogs 28-14, the first time the Tigers have captured the trophy, which was made by ElDo Superintendent Mark Koca when he

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    ElDo Softball steamrolls Walnut Grove

    Posted August 28, 2014 at 10:54 am

    The El Dorado Springs Bulldogs continued to pile up the runs on Monday, Aug. 25, scoring five runs in the seventh inning, on the way to an 18-7 landslide win over Walnut Grove at

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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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    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!


    Posted August 28, 2014 at 10:50 am

    E – The Environmental Magazine

    Dear EarthTalk: Where are some good “eco-travel” destinations right here in the continental U.S. that I can consider for a family vacation? – Janet Devino,

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    Savvy Senior®

    Posted August 28, 2014 at 10:29 am

    Dear Savvy Senior,

    Is life insurance needed in retirement? I’m about to retire and have been thinking about dropping my policy to escape the premiums. Is this a good idea?

    Over Insured


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    Protect mobility to protect independence

    Posted August 28, 2014 at 10:25 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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    Kidney disease is on the rise: What you need to know

    Posted August 28, 2014 at 10:23 am

    Kidney disease is on the rise, according to government statistics. Even if you haven’t been diagnosed, getting informed about it is important, as more than 26 million Americans likely have kidney disease and over 430,000 Americans are currently receiving

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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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News Archived

    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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