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Two arrested in ElDo on drug charges

Posted April 30, 2015 at 10:48 am

by Jarrod Schiereck, Chief of Police

On April 23, after officers received information concerning illegal drug activity, officers of the El Dorado Springs Police Department, assisted by the Cedar County Sheriff’s Office and Vernon County Sheriff’s K-9 Unit, served a search warrant at 305 South Grand St. Officers seized firearms, drugs and drug paraphernalia evidence.

The investigation resulted in the arrest of Juliette E. Smith, 45, El Dorado Springs, and John E. Shaw, 47, El Dorado Springs, for the probable cause of Possession of a controlled substance, keeping and maintaining a public nuisance, two counts possession of firearm unlawful for certain persons and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Officers completed probable cause statements for these charges. Officers received and served Cedar County Warrants for Juliette E. Smith charging her with unlawful possession of a firearm

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    Fire destroys Ewert home

    Posted April 30, 2015 at 10:46 am

    A fire of undetermined origin destroyed the home of Roy Ewert Monday afternoon, Apr. 27.

    El Dorado Springs Volunteer Fire Department Chief Owen Elliott said that Ewert was working in the field on his farm east of the Blue Ridge Church of

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    Car show coming

    Posted April 30, 2015 at 10:45 am

    PLAN NOW TO ATTEND – The 22nd Annual 54 Cruisers Car show is scheduled for Saturday, May 9, in downtown El Dorado Springs – rain or shine.

    The show will

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    RSVP by May 11

    Posted April 30, 2015 at 10:44 am

    Attend National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day dinner

    The El Dorado Springs Chamber of Commerce and the Ministerial Alliance will host a National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day (L.E.A.D.) dinner beginning at 7 p.m. Friday, May 15.

    The public is invited

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    Stated

    Posted April 30, 2015 at 10:43 am

    NEW STATE DEGREES – State degree recipients from left: Morgan Sumner, Colby Charles and Shelby Barger.

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    Getting along swimmingly

    Posted April 30, 2015 at 10:42 am

    NORTHEAST VERNON COUNTY HOLDS PROM – “Under the Sea” was the theme for the Northeast Vernon County Prom held Apr. 25, 2015, in the high school gymnasium.

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    Gone

    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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    R-II Board re-elects officers

    Posted May 5, 2015 at 5:00 am

    After the El Dorado Springs R-II School Board certified the election results last Thursday evening then installed the newly elected board members, it re-elected Darrell Eason as board president and Greg Beydler as vice president.

    Then it began its regularly scheduled meeting.

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    Officers waiting in woods

    Posted May 5, 2015 at 5:00 am

    GARY DRAKE JR. CAUGHT – Gary W. (Bud) Drake Jr. may have avoided officers the first time they served a search warrant at a residence between Schell City and Walker.

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    Drake taken into custody

    Posted May 5, 2015 at 5:00 am

    One of Vernon County’s most wanted was captured early Friday morning when the Vernon County Special Response Team as well as other members of the Sheriff’s Office served a search warrant at a residence on South 2270 Road between Walker and Schell City. According to a

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    Headed for court

    Posted May 5, 2015 at 5:00 am

    CHARGED WITH MURDER – On Monday, Apr. 13, Joshua Jay Brown, who is charged with second degree murder and related crimes in connection with the Nov. 2, 2014, death of Cedar

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    Allison best in state in Ag Mechanics

    Posted May 5, 2015 at 5:00 am

    Chandler Allison, El Dorado Springs, won the Missouri FFA Agricultural Mechanics Repair and Maintenance Entrepreneurship Proficiency Award at the 87th Missouri FFA Convention.

    Allison, a senior at El Dorado Springs R-II High School, is the son of Troy and Gina Allison. He

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    No strain, no gain

    Posted May 5, 2015 at 5:00 am

    EHS NATIONAL WINNING POWER LIFTING TEAM – On Saturday, March 28, these six members of the El Dorado Springs High School power lifting team competed at the NASA National High School

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    Four peat for Scholar Bowl Team

    Posted May 5, 2015 at 5:00 am

    4th STRAIGHT DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIP FOR SCHOLAR BOWL TEAM – by Coach Darrin Griffin – The El Dorado Springs Scholar Bowl Team won its 4th straight district championship at Lamar

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    Stark wins state in beef production

    Posted May 5, 2015 at 5:00 am

    Hesston Stark, El Dorado Springs, earned the first-place Missouri FFA Beef Production Placement Proficiency Award at the 87th Missouri FFA Convention.

    Stark, a senior at El Dorado Springs R-II High School, is the son of Travis and Charla Stark. He is a

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    A roaring good time

    Posted May 5, 2015 at 5:00 am

    A GATSBY AFFAIR – The glitz and glamour of the Roaring Twenties was reflected in the theme for the 2015 El Dorado Springs Junior/Senior Prom held Saturday, Apr. 18, in the Leeper Center

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    Joshua Jay Brown bound over

    Posted May 5, 2015 at 5:00 am

    In a preliminary hearing held on Apr. 6 before Associate Circuit Judge David R. Munton in the Cedar County courtroom in Stockton, the judge found probable cause to believe the defendant, Joshua Jay Brown, committed the felonies charged in relation to the shooting death of Cedar

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    ECH SENIOR SIGNS WITH STOCKON-CULVER

    Posted April 30, 2015 at 9:40 am

    El Dorado Springs Christian School Senior, Dayton Robison, signed to play basketball next year with Stockton –Culver College in Canton, MO. With Dayton are Coaches Tim Scott and Travis Cole.

    Dayton’s parents are Gale Robison

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    KAILI SIMMONS

    Posted April 30, 2015 at 9:38 am

    A sophomore outside hitter/defensive specialist with the Missouri State University-West Plains Grizzly Volleyball team, has signed papers to transfer to Western Illinois University in Macomb to play for the Fighting Leathernecks beginning this fall. On hand for

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    RICHARD LYNESS SIGNS

    Posted April 30, 2015 at 9:36 am

    On Tuesday, Apr. 28, Richard Lyness, an El Dorado Springs High School multi-sport star athlete, signed a letter of intent to run in cross country for Allen Community College, Iola, KS. Present for the ceremony were (seated

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    DANCE TEAM MEMBERS HONORED

    Posted April 30, 2015 at 9:35 am

    El Dorado Springs High School Dance Team Coach Sandy Lackey awarded individual honors to team members. They are (from left) Maria Escarda, sophomore – Most Improved; Felecia Ozbun, senior – Most Dependable and Bulldog Award; Kristen Lackey,

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    MS Track competes at Lamar

    Posted April 30, 2015 at 9:30 am

     

    by Tonya Hooper, Middle School Track Coach

    The El Dorado Springs Middle School Track team travelled to Lamar on Apr. 21. Weather conditions were not favorable as El Do athletes endured heavy rain and wind during the meet.

    Tori

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    Studer takes 2nd at home golf match

    Posted April 23, 2015 at 9:46 am

    ElDo Golf results from the April 14 match at El Dorado Springs vs Clinton and Stockton

    Jakob Studer placed 2nd overall with a 47, Jake Hillsman 54, Jakob Boleyn 63, Payton Babcock 64, Landon Leonard 66, Landon Mays 70, Walter Burk 74

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    MS track competes at Stockton

    Posted April 23, 2015 at 9:43 am

    The El Dorado Springs Middle School track team traveled to Stockton on Apr. 16.

    For the 8th grade girls, Tori Rawlings finished third in the 200 meter dash and fourth in the 100 meter dash. Mikayla Loane finished fifth in the 100

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    ElDo track athletes excel at meets

    Posted April 23, 2015 at 9:42 am

    by Track Head Coach Brian Goatley

    Results of the El Dorado Springs meet are at www.trackmeetmanager.com. Once there then go to the lower right corner where it says view meet results and click on that, and then click on El Dorado Springs

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    Bulldogs take 2nd in Holden tournament

    Posted April 23, 2015 at 9:42 am

    The El Dorado Springs Bulldogs finished second in the Holden State Farm Classic Baseball Tournament by going 3-1 in four games.

    Dawgs beat Sherwood in Game 1

    Sherwood outdone by Spencer Young and the El Dorado Springs

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    Love note from Jeff City

    Posted April 30, 2015 at 10:32 am

    My Fellow Missourians,

    This past Friday on my In-District day, I was invited to Skyline School by Elementary Counselor Tammy Smith. I was given a tour and saw first-hand the Elementary students taking the new state mandated

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    Budget for Fiscal Year 2016 approved

    Posted April 30, 2015 at 10:32 am

    The General Assembly approved its final version of the state’s $26.1 billion operating budget for Fiscal Year 2016, and a supplemental budget for the rest of this fiscal year. Members of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees worked late

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    Dog breeders contribute to state economy

    Posted April 30, 2015 at 10:30 am

    A new study from the University of Missouri Commercial Ag Program shows Missouri’s dog breeders contribute significantly to the state’s economy. The first-of-its-kind study illustrates the fiscal impact of dog breeding in Missouri.

    Every year, economic statistics are gathered on what Missouri

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    Introducing Saralee Jameison…

    Posted April 30, 2015 at 10:29 am

    This profile of a University of Missouri Extension specialist is part of an on-going series designed to inform the news media and the general public about the wide range of program expertise that exists among extension specialists in southwest Missouri.

    Name/title: Saralee

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    Proper road etiquette

    Posted April 30, 2015 at 10:09 am

    by Rebecca French Smith

    When our kids learn to drive, part of their instruction in today’s world of connectedness includes appropriate times to text and call. One moment of distracted driving could mean a lifetime of regret. As rural citizens, we also

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    A 100% calf crop worthy goal

    Posted April 30, 2015 at 9:44 am

    Achieving a 100 percent calf crop is very difficult, unless a farmer has only one cow. But a 100 percent calf crop is a great goal according to Eldon Cole, livestock specialist with University of Missouri Extension.

    “The percent calf crop weaned

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