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ElDo teen charged with murders of his grandparents

Posted October 16, 2014 at 9:48 am

The El Dorado Springs community was shocked over the weekend by the news that a well-liked older couple was found murdered in their home southwest of town and that their grandson was charged with their murders.

Logan Ellison, 17, is in the Vernon County jail charged with the Thursday, Oct. 9, felony murders of Herman E. Ellison, 76, and of Rosie E. Ellison, 77, of rural Vernon County south of the former Carl’s Gun Shop; two counts of armed criminal action, and 1st degree felony robbery. He is held in lieu of a $2 million cash only bond.

A press release from the office of Vernon County Sheriff Jason Mosher reported that the Ellisons were found dead inside their home after deputies responded to a 911 call late Friday

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    Hall of Fame winner

    Posted October 16, 2014 at 9:46 am

    CHAMBER HALL OF FAME/LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD – JACK TOUGH. Jack’s award was accepted by his children, Tevi Tough and Jackson Tough. Jack was recognized

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    CCMH and Cedar County Ambulances ready

    Posted October 16, 2014 at 9:44 am

    The Sun contacted Cedar County Memorial Hospital and the Cedar County Ambulance District to ask about their preparations to handle patients with ebola and enterovirus – the disease that has sickened numerous small children and killed some of them.

    Dixie Flynn, director

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    Choir to make music in the Park

    Posted October 16, 2014 at 9:44 am

    Come join and support the many activities downtown El Dorado Springs this weekend, Oct. 18, at the S.C.R.G. chili cook-off. In addition, the EHS/EMS choir will begin their fall performance series.

    The Choir will begin about 11 a.m. Throughout the morning there

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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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    El Dorado Springs R-II joins Bright Futures

    Posted October 21, 2014 at 9:23 pm

    Bright Futures USA is excited to welcome El Dorado Springs as its 26th Bright Futures affiliate community. El Dorado Springs is the newest community to become part of the Bright Futures family. On Aug. 19, the El Dorado Springs Board of Education approved affiliation with Bright

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    CMH and Sac-Osage Hospital sign agreement

    Posted October 21, 2014 at 9:23 pm

    Citizens Memorial Hospital, Bolivar, and Sac-Osage Hospital, Osceola, have signed the cooperative affiliation agreement effective Sept. 24.

    According to the agreement, Citizens Memorial will open a medical clinic in Osceola in November, which will also include a walk-in clinic and other services.

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    Donate to Connie Fox Gerster Fund

    Posted October 21, 2014 at 9:23 pm

    An account has been opened at Community Bank in El Dorado Springs for Connie Fox Gerster, who is fighting cancer. Deposits can be made to “Connie Fox Gerster Fund.”

    If you would like a receipt for you contribution for tax purposes, write

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    The Rock Wall

    Posted October 21, 2014 at 9:23 pm

    Sydney Friar and Justin Dougherty got married late Saturday afternoon in the Leeper Center next door to our office.

    Sydney took the approach of having the wedding in her hometown, sort of like the flip side of Adrian getting married in Cain’s

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    Body found in Lake Stockton identified

    Posted October 21, 2014 at 9:23 pm

    On Tuesday, Sept. 23, at approximately 10:30 a.m., a body was located and recovered on Stockton Lake, near the Hwy. H and Hwy. Y intersection in Dade County. The body was positively identified as Rodney Wade David, 61, of Golden City.


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    A Claire choice

    Posted October 21, 2014 at 9:23 pm

    WALNUT FESTIVAL QUEEN CANDIDATE – Claire Silvers, a senior at EHS, will represent El Dorado Springs in the Stockton

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    New interchange open at Osceola

    Posted October 21, 2014 at 9:23 pm

    MoDOT was scheduled to open the new Hwy. 13/82 interchange highways at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7.

    Construction began in January to replace the at-grade intersection with a new interchange over Hwy. 13.

    The $7 million project includes

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    Strafford Indians get past Bulldogs 21-8

    Posted October 16, 2014 at 12:31 pm

    The Strafford Indians remained undefeated on Friday night by edging past the El Dorado Springs Bulldogs 21-8.

    The Indians began the game by kicking the ball off to the Bulldogs, where Lance Molz returned the ball 49 yards to the Strafford 46-yard line. Despite a 7-yard gain by Kason Schwalm on

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    Posted October 16, 2014 at 10:37 am

    BRONZE MEDAL WINNERS – ECH Lady Buffalo’s traveled to Ft. Scott, KS on Saturday, Oct. 11, to compete in the annual MOKAN Volleyball Tournament which was hosted by Christian Learning Center. The team brought home the third place MOKAN Tournament

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    Bulldog softball varsity loses at districts

    Posted October 16, 2014 at 10:32 am

    The El Dorado Springs Bulldogs Varsity let Marion C. Early get away late in 7-1 loss in the second round of Class 2, District 6 play. As the No. 2 seed with a 16-6 record, El Dorado Springs drew a bye in the first round. Marion

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    ElDo VB Oct. 6-9

    Posted October 16, 2014 at 10:20 am

    The Lady Bulldogs started the week of Oct. 6 off strong with quick two set win over Skyline, 25-18, 25-17.

    Megan Chism led the team in kills with eight, aces with four and solo blocks with four. Kameron Schaaf added six kills, and Kinli Simmons and Rachel Bush each had three.

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    Posted October 16, 2014 at 10:12 am

    was chosen as the American Volleyball Coaches Association Player of the Week in the state of Missouri for the week of Sept. 22. Megan was chosen by the association based on their stats on Maxpreps.com for that entire

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    ElDo VB Oct. 13

    Posted October 16, 2014 at 10:11 am

    ElDo (varsity) beat Buffalo Monday night there in three – 25-18, 21-25, 25-23.

    JV lost in three.

    VolleyDogs beat Skyline

    Posted October 9, 2014 at 11:07 am

    In a Monday night message from VolleyDog Coach Ashley Rogers, she told the Sun:

    Varsity beat Skyline in two 25-18, 25-17

    Varsity record- 18-9-1

    JV is playing now.

    Bulldogs run cross country at the Chile Pepper

    Posted October 9, 2014 at 10:52 am

    by Coach Josh Smith

    The El Dorado Springs Cross Country team just finished the busiest part of their schedule. The team has competed in four races in the past two weeks. The Bulldogs have done a lot of racing in a short

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    Pumpkins provide plethora of possibilities

    Posted October 16, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    October’s most famous squash is also its most versatile according to Dr. Pam Duitsman, a nutrition and health education specialist with University of Missouri Extension.

    “Whether you are using this fruit disguised as a vegetable to decorate for fall or preparing it

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    Savvy Senior®

    Posted October 16, 2014 at 10:00 am

    Burial and memorial benefits available to veterans

    Dear Savvy Senior,

    Does the Veterans Administration provide any special funeral services or benefits to old veterans? My father is a 90-year-old World War II veteran with late stage Alzheimer’s, so

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    Farm Bureau FARM-PAC endorses Parson

    Posted October 9, 2014 at 11:43 am

    Trustees of Missouri Farm Bureau’s 4th Congressional District FARM-PAC announced their endorsement of Mike Parson for re-election to the Missouri Senate from the 28th Senatorial District.

    Parson was first elected to the Missouri Senate in 2010 representing the citizens of Benton, Cedar,

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    Kids on cell phones can be in danger while walking

    Posted October 9, 2014 at 11:29 am

    Every hour of every day, a teen pedestrian is killed or injured in the U.S.

    New research released from Safe Kids Worldwide revealed alarming news: 40 percent of teens have been hit or nearly hit by a car, bike or motorcycle while

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    Savvy Senior®

    Posted October 9, 2014 at 10:41 am

    Vaccination options available to seniors this flu season

    Dear Savvy Senior

    I understand that there are several types of flu vaccines being offered to seniors this flu season. What can you tell me about them?

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    Tips for the 2015 Medicare annual enrollment period

    Posted October 9, 2014 at 10:40 am

    If you’re 65 or older, you probably know that the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period runs Oct. 15 through Dec. 7. Generally, this is the only time you can make changes to your coverage.

    According to Herb Fritch, president of Cigna-HealthSpring, a leading

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