Cedar Commissioners sign CAFO ordinance

Posted May 26, 2016 at 1:44 pm

The Cedar County Commissioners signed the 20-page Confined Animal Feeding Operations ordinance on Wednesday, May 11, after months of research on their part and three public hearings. It took effect immediately.

On Monday, the El Dorado Springs Sun attended their regular meeting to ask them why they enacted the ordinance, what it does do and what it doesn’t do.

All three were present – Presiding Commissioner Marlon Collins, Northern Associate Commissioner Don Boultinghouse and Southern Associate Commissioner John Fox – as was County Clerk Peggy Kenney.

The confined hen egg laying barns are new to the county with 28 in place as of Jan. 1, 2015, according to County Clerk Kenney. She said that 52 are now reported in the county.

Boultinghouse said, “We heard from a lot of concerned

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    Memorial Day observance

    Posted May 26, 2016 at 1:44 pm

    Spicer-Grimsley VGW Post 257 will conduct a ceremony on Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, at 11 a.m. at the El Dorado Springs City Cemetery.

    Armistice Day, as it was originally called, began 150 years ago to honor American Veterans. Today it has

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    Don Fugate resigns from CCAD

    Posted May 26, 2016 at 1:42 pm

    Longtime Cedar County Ambulance Board member Don Fugate has verbally given his notice of resignation for health reasons.

    The board is running an ad asking for anyone interested in being appointed to Don’s District 2 seat to send their resume to the

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    Running, jumping Buffalos

    Posted May 26, 2016 at 1:42 pm

    ECHS BOYS 1ST AT STATE – Head ECHS Track Coaches, Mike and Cammie Housh, traveled with their varsity boy’s track team to the 2016 MCSAA State Finals in Joplin

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    Voter ID ballot measure on Nov. 8 ballot

    Posted May 26, 2016 at 1:40 pm

    Gov. Jay Nixon has set the Nov. 8 general election as the date for the vote on the constitutional amendment ballot measure that would place additional requirements on Missourians to vote.

    The provisions are contained in a constitutional amendment proposed by the

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    Dewayne Bowman in concert for scholarship fundraiser

    Posted May 26, 2016 at 1:40 pm

    Dewayne Bowman and the Swinging West Band will be in concert for scholarship fundraiser at the El Dorado Springs Opera House Theatre this Thursday night starting at 7 p.m.

    Advance tickets are available at Allison’s Quick Lube, Mid Missouri Bank, Fugate Motors

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    Smokey Bear makes local history

    Posted May 26, 2016 at 1:39 pm

    – We all know the story of Smokey the Bear and how he was saved by firefighters way back in 1950 after a forest fire swept through the Lincoln National Forest in the

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    City pool to open May 21

    Posted May 5, 2016 at 11:49 am

    The city pool open Saturday, May 21. Lessons will be July 4-15, July 18-29 and Aug 1-12.

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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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    Commission approves CAFO ordinance

    Posted May 28, 2016 at 5:45 am

    Last Wednesday, May 11, the Cedar County Commission voted to adopt the ordinance on Confined Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO).

    According to the Cedar County Clerk’s office, Clerk Peggy Kenney is out of town at a training session but will work on a

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    Most wanted arrested

    Posted May 28, 2016 at 5:45 am

    On May 8 at approximately 2045 hours, deputies with the Cedar County Sheriff’s Office arrested wanted fugitive William Dean Frank (Indian Will), at a residence just south of 54 Hwy. on County Road 1001 after doing surveillance on a house.

    Deputies Bridges

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    Top sophomore

    Posted May 28, 2016 at 5:45 am

    STAR CHAPTER FARMER – Wyatt Graves was named the Star Chapter Farmer of the El Dorado Springs FFA chapter at the FFA Banquet Monday night but wasn’t there to receive his

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    Top freshman

    Posted May 28, 2016 at 5:45 am

    STAR GREENHAND – Levi Smith was named the Star Greenhand in the El Dorado Springs FFA banquet Monday evening. That means he was picked as the top freshman in the

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    Joshua Brown murder trial underway

    Posted May 28, 2016 at 5:45 am

    The 2nd degree murder trail of Joshua Brown, of El Dorado Springs, began Monday before a Greene County judge, on a change of venue from Cedar County for the November 2014 death of Cedar County Deputy Matt Chism.

    Brown is not charged

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    Art in the Park May 14

    Posted May 28, 2016 at 5:45 am

    What could make Spring Park in downtown El Dorado Springs any more beautiful? The inaugural “El Dorado Springs Art In The Park.” event featuring local/area artists will certainly do that. The event is on Saturday, May 14 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. (along with the 54 Cruisers

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    Wrong place to stop vehicle

    Posted May 28, 2016 at 5:45 am

    Members from several departments of the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office including Patrol, Investigations and the Special Response Team raided a residential home Saturday evening during the execution of a search warrant on S AA Hwy in Dederick. During the raid, suspected methamphetamines, and drug paraphernalia were

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    Tradition continues

    Posted May 28, 2016 at 5:45 am

    GALILEE DAY – The years long tradition of Galilee Day has continued under the new ownership of Harold and Robin Fugate and Mike and Cammie Housh. This

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    Lowry City deaths investigation complete

    Posted May 28, 2016 at 5:45 am

    St. Clair County Sheriff Scott Keeler said a death investigation in reference to two bodies found at a residence in Lowry City is complete.

    On April 21, St. Clair County deputies and the Lowry City Police Department responded to a residence at

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    Posted May 26, 2016 at 10:55 am

    On Tuesday, El Dorado Springs Bulldog standout sprinter Lance Molz managed to get in a light workout on the Bulldog track after the morning downpour in preparation for his return to the Missouri State Athletic Association state

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    Class 3 District 12 Baseball Awards

    Posted May 26, 2016 at 10:48 am

    Congratulations to the following baseball players for making the All-District team:

    Riley Boyd 1st Team Pitcher

    Spencer Young 1st Team Outfielder

    Jake Schieffer 1st Team Utility

    Colton Collins 2nd Team

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    Posted May 26, 2016 at 10:44 am

    The El Dorado Springs Men’s Optimist Club conducted their first annual Drive, Chip and Putt competition for boys and girls 7 to 15 at the Gene Pray Memorial Golf Course on Friday, May 27. Over 40

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    Posted May 26, 2016 at 10:35 am

    Yes, you counted correctly – there are only five girls on the ECHS varsity track team. They may be small in numbers, but their determination is great. The team consists of one senior, Chaney Housh;

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    Lance Molz, Ashley Knoll advance to sectionals

    Posted May 19, 2016 at 11:34 am

    The Bulldog track team competed at districts on Saturday. Top four individuals in each event move on to compete at sectionals. The team had two individuals qualify with many more coming very close. Moving on to the sectional meet in Richmond on Saturday, May 21, are

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    Senior Night

    Posted May 12, 2016 at 9:40 am

    CULLEN MAY – son of Denise Trimner. Cullen has been involved in track for the past three years.


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    Savvy Senior®

    Posted May 26, 2016 at 10:07 am

    How to replace vital documents that are lost or stolen

    Dear Savvy Senior

    Can you tell me how to go about replacing important lost documents? My wife and I recently downsized to a retirement community, and somewhere

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    Furry friend may extend your life

    Posted May 26, 2016 at 10:05 am

    Many studies have proven that having a soft cat or a warm dog is good for the human soul.

    “Scientists have noticed that owning and handling animals significantly benefits health. Research has found that pets may help older adults live longer, healthier

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    Legislation Sent to Governor

    Posted May 19, 2016 at 12:17 pm

    This year’s session ends Friday, May 13, at 6 p.m. The last four months have been busy in Jefferson City. Lawmakers tackled a number of high-profile issues, along with approving the annual state budget, which was signed by the

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    Love note from Jeff City

    Posted May 19, 2016 at 12:15 pm

    My Fellow Missourians:

    Friday the 13th has ended our last day of the 2016 legislative session. The closing bell rang at 6 p.m., and now we can look back and review what we have accomplished.

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    DED releases April 2016 Jobs Report

    Posted May 19, 2016 at 11:14 am

    Missouri gained 15,000 jobs in April, bringing nonfarm payroll employment to a record high of 2,816,200. The previous record for nonfarm payroll employment was 2,810,700, reached in February 2008. Missouri’s unemployment rate for April edged up a tenth of a point over the month to 4.3

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    Check-off vote disappointing

    Posted May 19, 2016 at 11:13 am

    We are disappointed the proposed Missouri $1 beef check-off was not approved, because it would have provided additional resources for Missouri cattle producers to voluntarily work together to improve their industry. Concerns with declining beef prices and the misinformation about beef disseminated by radical animal rights

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    Savvy Senior®

    Posted May 19, 2016 at 11:11 am

    Booster shots recommended for seniors

    Dear Savvy Senior,

    I just turned 65 and would like to find out what types of vaccinations are recommended to Medicare beneficiaries, and how they are covered.


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    Prevent mosquitoe bites this season with these tips

    Posted May 19, 2016 at 11:08 am

    From annoying itchy welts to serious conditions like Malaria and West Nile virus, mosquitoes have been making humans miserable and sick for thousands of years. And now, there’s Zika – a mosquito-spread virus that may be linked to serious birth defects. In fact, according to the

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