Rinker pleads to child molestation

Posted November 27, 2015 at 9:32 am

The Cedar County Prosecuting Attorney announces that on the morning of his scheduled trial on Nov. 19, Anthony Rinker pled guilty to child molestation in the 1st degree, prior offender.

The State is recommending a sentence of 25 years in the custody of the Missouri Department of Corrections. Sentencing is scheduled for Dec. 28 in Nevada.

    10 steps to protect your identity this holiday season

    Don’t let an identity thief steal the sparkle out of your holiday season.

    Based on Federal Trade Commission data, Missouri ranked fourth in the nation for identity theft fraud in 2014, says University of Missouri Extension family financial education specialist Virgil Woolridge.

    Identity theft is when someone steals your personal information and uses it without permission. It can damage your finances, credit history and reputation. “Identity theft can wreck your life,” Woolridge says.

    Identity thieves often prey on older people, he says. With more

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    The Stockton Knights of Columbus Council 13474 gave a $600 check to the El Dorado Springs School District as a result of the Knights successful tootsie roll drive. The annual tootsie roll drive raises money for the Cardinal Glennon Childrens Hospital, St. Louis, and the Intellectual Disabilities programs of the Stockton and El Dorado Springs School Districts. In the photo, Mark Koca (left), Superintendent of the El Dorado Springs School District, accepts the check from Michael Cheek, Grand Knight, Stockton Council 13473.

    Thank you

    Thank you to the person who found my checkbook and turned it in. This lets me know there are still honest people around. May God bless you.

    Jack Smith

    At this time of thanksgiving, the Church of Christ Food Pantry thanks the community for its recent donations to help those in need. The Neighbor Helping Neighbor program through Woods Supermarket brought in hundreds of pounds of food. The Share the Harvest program through the Missouri Conservation Department has provided hundreds of pounds of deer meat this hunting

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    New books at Cedar County Library

    The Last Midwife by Sandra Dallas – Wrongly accused when a baby is found dead, a 19th century Colorado midwife who has witnessed the secrets of countless families considers in the face of her own secrets whether or not it is worth it to prove her innocence.

    The Hidden by Heather Graham – Wrongly implicated in a series of murders marked by supernatural phenomena and reminiscent of an unsolved Civil-War-era mystery, historian Scarlet Barlow reaches out to her ex, an FBI agent who handles

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    Capitol Perspectives: Missouri a late guest to the Thanksgiving tradition

    by Mark Hughes

    November is a special month for Americans as we pause to commemorate Thanksgiving, one of our nation’s oldest holidays. This holiday was originally marked for celebration by a proclamation from Pres. George Washington in 1789 and it was made a federal holiday by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863 as a national day of “Thanksgiving and Praise” to be celebrated on the last Thursday of November.

    The first Thanksgiving, took place in the fall of 1621 to celebrate the first harvest of the Pilgrims who had

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    El Dorado Springs Lions Club President Nancy Eaves, flanked by Lion Edith Winfiel, club treasurer, delivered a $250 check to Harold Fugate Tuesday for the Toys for Tots program. The public is invited to add new toys for ages infant to 16 to fill the pick up in the Fugate showroom until Dec. 12.

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    The guests of honor to flip the switch to turn on the Christmas lights were Hometown Heros Bryan Cloyd, Austin Taylor and Craig Carpenter, the three El Dorado Springs Volunteer Firemen injured on the job a few months ago. Chamber Executive Director Jackson Tough (left) introduced them.

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    As part of the Christmas Lighting festivities, Rep. Warren Love presented Ron Sewell a framed House of Representatives resolution recognizing that he was given a life time achievement award by the El Dorado Springs Chamber of Commerce.

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    candidates were introduced Monday evening, Nov. 23, during the El Dorado Springs Christmas Lighting Ceremony in the Park. You can vote for your favorite(s) in the boxes at Evans Drugs and Woods Supermarket at a penny a vote until Dec. 3 when the boxes are picked up. The winners will be announced at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, in the Civic Center. Then the winners will ride in the parade. GFWC Generation III which sponsors the contest and uses the proceeds for local community service projects says

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Community Archived

    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.

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