Two stolen vehicles found in Lake Stockton

Posted March 19, 2015 at 10:49 am

The Cedar County Sheriff's Office on Monday, March 9, received information of two (2) vehicles submerged under the water in Stockton Lake at the Master’s Boat Ramp.

Chief Deputy Jason Johnson, Deputy Clay Jeffries, and Trooper Rice with the Highway Patrol responded to the Master’s ramp. Due to the darkness they were unable to locate the vehicles.

On Tuesday, March 10, deputies and troopers and the Corps of Engineer’s Stanton Rains located the vehicles with a side scan sonar. They requested assistance from Matt Plymate to dive and help with the recovery of both vehicles.

The first vehicle was a White 2013 Ford Mustang which had been stolen from Bill Grant Ford in Bolivar on or about No. 27, 2014, that belonged to an Edwin Boyd.

The second vehicle was

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    On March 10, Donald Hardy, 66, was found guilty of a class B felony of possession of a controlled substance-methamphetamine with intent to distribute. A jury of 12 St. Clair County citizens reached the verdict after a full day of evidence was presented. Sentencing in the case is set for the May 12 trial week.

    The charge stems from an investigation by the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office and members of the Mid Missouri Multi Jurisdiction Drug Task Force on Oct. 2, 2013, when a search warrant was served at Hardy’s residence

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    Cast iron kettles popular with thieves

    On March 12, a St. Clair County deputy took a stealing complaint on SE 471 Road, Osceola. James Foltz reported leads to a Lincoln arc welder were cut and a large cast iron kettle was stolen. The value of kettle was estimated at $1,000 and damage to the welder was estimated at $200.

    On March 12, a St. Clair County deputy took a report from Brenda Carney in reference to a stealing at a residence on Highway 54. Carney reported a cast iron kettle with a stand and an cast iron tractor

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    Love Cemetery Financial report

    Funds on Account as of Dec. 31, 2014

    Checking – $3,695.16

    CD’s – $27,400 (From CD $3,518.76 was transferred to checking account due to low donations on July 5, 2014.)

    Expenses paid as of Dec. 31, 2014 – $2,321.97 (mowing, taxes, bank box, meeting room)

    Donations were received from:

    In memory of Faye Amick: Annabel Yockey, Jack and Shirley McCullick, Mike and Chastity McCul,lick,

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    CCMH Board of Trustees meeting report

    The regular monthly meeting of the Cedar County Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees was held on Monday, March 16, 2015, at 11:30 a.m., in the hospital classroom. The following were in attendance: Judy Renn, President; Jan Neale, Vice-President; John Walker, Secretary/Treasurer; David Studer, Board Member; Jana Witt, CEO; Carla Gilbert, Director of Finance; Julia Phillips, RN, Interim Director of Nursing; Bryan Breckenridge, Hospital Attorney; Terri Heitz, Recording Secretary; Kimball Long, SUN Newspaper. President Judy Renn presided.

    The meeting was called to order and a quorum verified.

    The agenda

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    Gene Lowe was NHC Employee of Year

    After the Sun published a history two weeks ago of the life and times of Gene Lowe, 91, he recalled an important segment of his life which he had neglected to mention.

    For several years, he was in charge of carpentry for the State Hospital in Nevada (called the Nevada Habilitation Center) until it closed.

    On May 11, 2004, at an Employee Relations Day, after Employees of the Quarter were introduced, Bill Edmonds, superintendent, announced Gene Lowe as Employee of the Year. Gene humbly thanked the superintendent for

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    President Dorothy Foster reported on the Bright Futures meeting which she attended.

    The Opinion topic was given by Glenda Baker: Would the best idea for school construction be expansion of the current facility, or construction of an entirely new high school at another location. Discussion flowed concerning cost, handicap requirements, safety and the benefit or detriment of having various aged populations in one facility.

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    Born in the tiny town of Lewis, KS, McCarty started racing as a teenager in Hutchinson, KS in the 1940’s and ‘50’s where he started racing jalopies at tracks that

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    Mushrooming: When and where can I find mushrooms?

    Look for them from early spring (our coveted morels) to late fall (oysters and lion’s mane). Morels have a short, specific growing season of just several weeks in spring, while oyster mushrooms can be found from spring clear through to the beginning of winter—if weather conditions aren’t too harsh. Some species, such as oysters and deadly galerinas, are even known to push up through snow on fallen trees after a few above-freezing winter nights.

    Some mushrooms only grow on dead or dying trees, and others are only found growing from the ground.

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    I visit the Senior Center because…

    JANE MASTEN – “I’ve been a regular twice a week for about 10 – 11 years. I like the fellowship. You get tired of staying at home. You want to be around people.”