Commission votes to put 1⁄2 cent sales tax on ballot

Posted February 4, 2016 at 11:36 am

At the regular meeting of the Cedar County Commissioners on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016, a resolution was unanimously approved by the County Commissioners to place a 1/2 Cent Sales Tax on the ballot for the April 5, 2016, Election. The proposed ballot measure would have a 10 year sunset at which time would reduce to a 1/4 cent allowing voters to determine if the full 1/2 cent tax should continue. If approved, the tax would generate 50 cents per 100 dollars spent during the first 10 years and would become effective Oct. 1, 2016.

If approved the revenues would be used for much needed bridge replacement and repairs, additional rock for road improvements, courthouse repairs, law enforcement wage increases and general operation needs in all departments.

As cost have continued to increase, tax revenues have not kept up.

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    Bomb threat suspect held for FBI

    Posted February 4, 2016 at 11:35 am

    Cedar County Sheriff Leon Dwerlkotte issued a press release this week giving details of the three bomb threats and the Cedar County Court House in the past two weeks and the arrest

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    Finally ready for his close up

    Posted February 4, 2016 at 11:34 am

    FIRST BABY OF THE NEW YEAR – Stanton Dean Ehlers, born Jan 7, 2016, in Citizens Memorial Hospital in Bolivar is the First Baby of the New Year born to parents who live

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    Search warrant served near Jerico Springs

    Posted February 4, 2016 at 11:31 am

    On Jan. 22, the Cedar County Sheriff Office, along with the CNET (Community Narcotics Enforcement Team), Vernon County and Bates County Sheriff office and K-9 Units, served a search warrant at 375 East B Hwy., Jerico Springs, at the Kenneth Lake residence for the belief of

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    Posted July 11, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    20’s ERA APARTMENTS BITE THE DUST – The South Main Apartments at 421 South Main kept their long overdue appointment with a track hoe on Tuesday, July 8. By 2

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    Buck ala carte

    Posted February 10, 2016 at 1:39 am

    MISSOURI DEER HUNTERS SCORE BIG – In the just completed Missouri deer seasons (firearms, youth, bow, alternative methods, hunters bagged nearly 280,000, about 21,000 more than last year. It looks like these

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    Commission opens bids on Stump Ford

    Posted February 10, 2016 at 1:39 am

    Citizens who used to depend on Stump Ford Bridge may see a ray of hope for its replacement.

    The bridge formerly spanned Cedar Creek north of Stockton, southeast of Cedar Springs until a county road crew fell a tree on it several

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    Correction on filing article

    Posted February 10, 2016 at 1:39 am

    Last week we incorrectly reported that Terry L. Smith filed for the five-year seat on the Cedar County Memorial Hospital Board.

    Mr. Smith actually filed for the one-year seat.

    We apologize for the confusion.

    New columnist for Sun

    Posted February 10, 2016 at 1:39 am

    As Kimball and I were just getting into her hometown, Sheveport, several years ago, we stopped at a convenience store.

    I scanned the magazine rack and found a Louisiana Sportsman. We both liked it and Kimball has subscribed to it for

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    Judicial Case filings report for Cedar County

    Posted February 10, 2016 at 1:39 am

    2014 – 493 Total Civil: (incl Circuit/Juv); 116 Contract; 38 Small Claims

    223 Total Domestic Relations: 129 Protection Orders; 25 dissolution w/children/28 w/o

    70 Total Probate: 24 GD/CNship; 9 estates; 36 Small estate/refusals.


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    Ends year with $1 million

    Posted February 10, 2016 at 1:39 am

    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.

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    Cedar County Court case filing report

    Posted February 10, 2016 at 1:39 am

    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,”

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    Former sheriff thanked

    Posted February 10, 2016 at 1:39 am

    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

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    Head on crash kills three

    Posted February 10, 2016 at 1:39 am

    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,

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    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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