More heating assistance coming

Posted January 15, 2015 at 11:34 am

Gov. Jay Nixon announced Friday, Jan. 9, that the Missouri Department of Social Services is making more than $4.5 million in additional federal funds available to help low-income Missourians stay warm this winter through the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).

“With temperatures across Missouri dipping below freezing, we want to make sure that families in need are able to stay warm without having their heat shut off, or going into the spring with a winter’s worth of debt,” Gov. Nixon said. “I appreciate the work of DSS and local LIHEAP providers for working with families and Missouri’s utility companies to keep folks safe during these winter months.”

The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program’s Energy Crisis Intervention Program makes payments to energy providers for households who have their energy service terminated or received a threat of disconnection, or

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    Osceola man arrested for sex crimes involving children

    On Jan. 9, Bobby Dill, 60, Osceola, was arrested on nine felony charges for sex crimes involving multiple children. Dill is charged with two class A felony counts of child molestation in the first degree, four unclassified felony counts of statutory sodomy in the first degree, one unclassified felony count of attempted sodomy in the first degree, and two class D felony counts of sexual misconduct in the second degree.

    The charges stem from an investigation that started in December 2014 after a hotline

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    Amber Nelson named to Columbia College’s

    dean’s list

    Amber Nelson, Lake of the Ozarks Campus – El Dorado Springs was named to the Columbia College dean’s list for the August-October and October-December 2014 sessions:

    To be named to the dean’s list a student must have completed 12 semester hours in a 16-week period and achieved a minimum GPA of 3.5 on a four-point scale.

    UCM fall 2014 Dean’s list

    The following local student(s) have earned a spot on the University of Central Missouri Dean’s List. Each semester, the Dean’s List is divided into two parts. The first list includes the names of students who have achieved a perfect 4.0 grade point average, and the second list includes the names of students who attained a grade point average of 3.50 to 3.99.

    4.0 Dean’s list at UCM

    Emily P Carver, El Dorado Springs.

    3.5 to 3.99 Dean’s list at UCM

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    Drury announces fall 2014 Dean’s List

    Earning a spot on Drury University’s Dean’s List is a significant accomplishment; it means a student earned a grade point average of 3.6 or greater (on a 4-point scale) while carrying a full-time course load of 12 or more semester hours at Drury. In the fall 2014 semester, Hannah Bruggeman, El Dorado Springs, made the Dean’s list.

    Cards of Thanks

    I want to thank everyone for remembering my 91st birthday with cards, calls and flowers.

    Rozella Gammon

    We would like to thank our friends, family and neighbors for their support with prayers, food, flowers, phone calls and expression of love and sympathy at the loss of our mother and grandmother, Minnie Nance.

    Special thank you to the Community Ladies of Jerico Springs for the very tasty dinner.

    Special thank you to Brent Bland for a comforting service, Shari and

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    Cedar County Ambulance involved in wreck

    A parked Cedar County ambulance was hit by a semi about 11:45 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 6, on I-49 five miles south of Lamar in a complicated accident involving two tractor-trailer rigs. Two men in one of the semi rigs were killed. No one in the ambulance was reported as injured in the report by Cp. Jim Wilde.

    The report said that the ambulance was parked on the side of the road with its emergency lighting on. It suffered minor damage.

    A southbound 2011 Freightliner, driven by Antoin D.

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    Reading Across Missouri 201 5

    Join young people inside their newspaper

    Written by Carolyn Mueller Illustrations by Nick Hayes

    1 There are baseball heroes-and then there are legends.

    Dizzy Dean stands among the legendary players who have truly left their

    mark on America's game. History remembers Dizzy not only for his

    prowess on the pitcher's mound, but also for his

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    Tom and Flora Stockstill operated the Portia Store in the early to mid-1940’s. (That’s Flora in the picture.) The Stockstills were related to Vernal Henry’s mother, Effie Stocktstill Henry.

    Vernal is also related to Ernest and Mabel Henry, his aunt and uncle. They owned and operated the Olympia Store from 1950 to 1960. The original building was of frame construction. It burned around 1937.

    Vernal would like to hear from anyone with information or a picture of the original frame building

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    TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly)

    TOPS would like to make a correction to the article in last week’s paper. It should have read “monthly dues of $2 at chapter”. Total expense to a member is 32 per year to TOPS International and $2 per month to local chapter.

    TOPS Chapter 0319 El Dorado Springs met in the Church Of Christ meeting room on Thursday, Jan. 8, for the weekly weigh-in and meeting.

    Dorothy called the meeting to order and Kay led us in singing “Rock Off The Pounds”.


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