It’s petition season – sign responsibly

Posted November 19, 2015 at 12:38 pm

I love our local farmer’s market. It’s a great place to get fresh produce, see friends and – sign a petition? Fortunately (or unfortunately) anyplace where large groups of people gather you are going to find people collecting signatures for ballot initiatives.

“The initiative petition process gives Missouri citizens the opportunity to directly participate in our democracy. The secretary of state’s office is charged with overseeing this process and

Certifying proposed petitions for the ballot.

“Any registered Missouri voter can sign an initiative petition… on petition pages that contain the official ballot title and the full and correct text of the proposed measure.” (Make Your Voice Heard, Missouri’s Initiative Petition Process – Jason Kander, Secretary of State; page 2)

So, when you are approached by someone who seems to have

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    Report from Cedar County Memorial Hospital board of trustees meeting

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

    The meeting was called to order and a quorum verified.

    The agenda was approved

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    Thank You

    I want to say thanks to everyone for the cards, phone calls and kind words after the passing of my sister, Luberta Henderson.

    She was truly one of a kind. From her church at First Baptists, to the Iris Belles Garden Club and to the Tuesday Card ladies know as the 'Foxy Ladies' she'll aways be remembered.

    Arda Faye Bruce

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    Chamber elects new officers

    The El Dorado Springs Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors met on Tuesday, Nov. 10, to discuss business at their monthly meeting and to elect new officers.

    Toshua McCormick was elected President of the organization, moving up from Vice President. Toshua replaces Janna Dody in the position after years of continuous service to the organization. Toshua McCormick moved to El Dorado Springs after graduating from the University of Missouri almost eight years ago to be our area’s State Farm Insurance representative. Toshua has been a member of the Chamber for about as

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    Van Dyk’s Springs City Karate attend the Hiliday Open on Nov. 7 in Neosho at Crowder College.

    We brought home lots of hardware consisting of five 1st place trophies, four 2nd place trophies, two 3rd place trophies and four 4th place medals.

    *Hunter Malensek received 1st place in Youth Novice Weapons also took 1st place in Youth Novice 12-12 Boys Sparring.

    *Alandah Wynes received 5th place in Youth Novice Weapons, 4th place in Youth Novice 13-15

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    Cedar Co. 4-H holds recognition banquet

    The 2015 Cedar County 4-H Recognition Banquet was held on Oct. 25 at the Land O Lakes Fairgrounds. Club members and volunteers were recognized for their contributions and accomplishments for the 2014-2015 4-H Year. The 2015 Cedar County 4-H Booster Award went to Alli’s Floral, El Dorado Springs. The 2015 Cedar County Friend of 4-H Award was awarded to Shana and Jeff Newman. Mike Goetz and Shelly Barger received the 2015 Cedar County 4-H Volunteers of the Year. The Cedar County 4-H would like to thank our sponsors for their contributions to this year’s Recognition Banquet:

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    Seven keys to life given

    TOPS Chapter 0319 El Dorado Springs (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) met in the Church Of Christ Meeting room on Thursday, Nov. 12.

    Leader Robbie called the meeting to order. Kay led us in singing “I Won’t Eat That Today.”

    Warren had the program today. First he read a poem by Andrea Brett, titled “I Am A Veteran.” Warren told us he was a Vietnam Veteran. We are proud to have him in our chapter and thank him for his service.

    Warren’s program was in

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    Convicted felon argues before Missouri Supreme Court for concealed weapons permit

    by Jill Ornitz

    A case heard by the Missouri Supreme Court could determine if Missouri’s new gun-rights constitutional amendment grants felons the right to carry concealed weapons.

    The case heard by the court Tuesday, Nov. 3, involves a Jefferson County man who had been convicted of felony forgery in 1973, completed probation and subsequently sought to obtain a permit to carry a concealed weapon.

    In oral arguments before the state high court, William Hill’s attorney limited his presentation to a technical issue that would

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    Bid on Osceola License Office contract

    State Rep. Warren Love wants area business owners and residents to know the Osceola License Office contract will be up for bid beginning Nov. 6. The contract for the office had been up for bid Sept. 15 to Oct. 13, but Love said the initial bid process received little response. Love then requested the Department of Revenue to extend the process until Dec. 4.

    “This is a great opportunity for someone who is enterprising and ambitious to operate a business that has immense value for our community,” said Love, R-Osceola. “My hope

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    Local students participate in 76th session of Missouri Boys State

    John King and Landon Mays of El Dorado Springs participated in the American Legion Boys State of Missouri this past June on the campus of the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg. Both were selected based on their leadership, citizenship, academics and character during their junior year at El Dorado Springs High School.

    King’s accomplishments, positions held and awards earned at Missouri Boys State include: Citizen of Crowder City; member of the Federalist Party; County Commissioner, City Attorney, Delegate to State

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