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Posted January 22, 2015 at 12:27 pm

Takin’ care of busines

by Garrett Hawkins

Takin’ care of business, every day

Takin’ care of business, every way

Bachman-Turner Overdrive’s 1974 hit could have been the theme song of the business session at the recent American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) convention. More than 355 voting delegates representing every crop and livestock sector in the U.S. wasted no time discussing, debating and approving policy resolutions to guide the organization in 2015.

Missouri Farm Bureau’s (MFB) delegates at the national convention, led by President Blake Hurst, were successful in getting several resolutions adopted by farmers and ranchers at our state annual meeting included in AFBF’s policy book. They include support for:

Prohibiting states from imposing production standards or practices onto other states’ agricultural products

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    Man arrested for stealing mail

    A Nevada resident was arrested Friday afternoon by detectives with the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office after a warrant was issued for felony stealing involving the theft of mail.

    According to a press release from the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office, deputies recovered a vehicle that was stolen from Nevada and found mail they believed to be stolen along with it. The mail is believed to have been stolen from nearly 25 victims in the county, most of whom did not even know they had any mail missing until a detective knocked on their

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    Two arrested when search warrant served

    On Jan. 14, after El Dorado Springs police officers had received information of illegal drug activity occurring at 319 West Joe Davis Street, a search warrant was applied for and received.

    Officers of the El Dorado Springs Police Department, Cedar County Sheriff’s Office and Community Narcotics Enforcement Team Drug Task Force served the search warrant. Controlled substances were located and seized as evidence.

    This investigation resulted in the following arrests: Gabriel Munoz,

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    Bright Futures goal: meet students’ needs within 24 hours

    Bright Futures USA is a non-profit organization that helps schools connect student needs with resources that already exist in the community. The organization provides a framework that brings together businesses, human service agencies, faith-based organizations and parent groups to partner them with schools to meet students’ basic needs, allowing students and teachers to focus on achieving success. The program also seeks to improve the culture of the school and promote students staying in school by fostering a community where education is valued and responsibility for student success is shared.

    Bright Futures Timeline:

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    Last Thursday, Jim Marcum and his Cat bulldozer started clean-up of the burned out El Dorado Lanes bowling alley. About an hour into the clean-up, the Cat had a strike on Lanes 1 and 2 raising the charred remains which let onlookers David Sibley, who owns the site, Johnny Barger and D. J. Ford, and the camera see what lay just below the charred surface. Sibley has been quoted as saying he does not yet know if he will rebuild the

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    Schell City student receives MU agriculture scholarship

    By Sarah Clinton

    Spencer Hoagland, Schell City, recently received the Elyzabeth H. Schell Scholarship for the 2014-2015 school year. The award recognizes high-achieving students in the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources who also are children of farmers or livestock owners in Missouri.

    “This award provides an invaluable contribution to my education,” Hoagland said. “I am honored and thankful to be chosen as a recipient of this gift, and I will be putting it to good use by furthering my education.”

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    Cards of Thanks

    Margaret Ann Haddix would like to thank friends and family who sent birthday (93 yrs. old) and Christmas cards this year. She has enjoyed each and every card and has read over each one numerous times. Margaret Ann asked me to send Best Wishes to each of you.

    Judy Haddix Gwyn,


    I want to thank each and everyone who helped care for me during and after surgery.

    Thanks to the doctors, surgeon, nurses and staff at NRMC, Nevada.

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    Two arrested on stealing charges

    On Jan. 13, El Dorado Springs police officers responded to 921 South Park Street, Durham School Services, concerning a reported larceny. The investigation revealed the theft of seven blue 50 foot extension cords and a yellow 12 ft. extension cord.

    During this investigation, officers responded to 112 Winner Road concerning a fire in the backyard of the residence threatening a structure. Officers arrived and extinguished the flames. The items that had been burning were extension cords matching the description of the stolen property.

    Officers applied for and received

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    Chapter 1

    Written by Carolyn Mueller

    Well, hi there! My name is Jay Hanna Dean, or, perhaps you might know me as Jerome Herman Dean or simply J.H. Dean but never mind all that, you can just call me Dizzy! Dizzy Dean.

    You’ve heard of me, I suppose? Well, if you haven’t then you should’ve.

    I think we’ll start from the beginning. I was horn in a sharecropper’s cabin near Lucas, Ark., on Jan. 16,1911. Some might tell ya it was

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    Denise Fast graduated WWU

    William Woods University in Fulton held winter commencement ceremonies Dec. 13. Denise Fast of El Dorado Springs graduated with a Master of Education degree.

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