Spike strips stop fleeing vehicle

Posted July 17, 2014 at 1:35 pm

Vernon County Sheriff Jason Mosher confirmed Thursday, July 10. that a vehicle pursuit ended near Compton Junction when the Sheriff’s Office used spike strips to stop the fleeing vehicle.

According to the press release, a caller in Barton County reported a vehicle traveling north in the southbound lane. A Vernon County Sheriff’s Deputy notified dispatch just a little before 1 a.m. on Thursday that he had spotted the vehicle and was attempting to stop it. Deputies from Barton County and the Missouri State Highway Patrol assisted but could not get the driver to pull over.

“We had no idea why the vehicle was driving in the wrong lane, but we had to get it stopped before it hit an on-coming vehicle,” said Mosher. Law enforcement, driving in the northbound lane, used their emergency lights and sirens in an

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    Kenneys hurt in collison with cow

    Both Robert and Angela Kenney were injured about 10:15 p.m. Saturday, July 12, when the 2004 Ford Taurus he was driving westbound on Hwy. 54 five miles east of El Dorado Springs struck a cow in the roadway, according to the report by Trooper Adam Rice.

    The report said James R. (Robert) Kenney, 54, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was taken to Citizen’s Memorial Hospital, Bolivar, with injuries listed as serious. Angela R. Kenney, 48, who was wearing a seatbelt, was taken to CMH with injuries listed as minor.

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    Haley Wise, daughter of Trinity Wise and Jarrett Wise of El Dorado Springs, won a second place medal on Tuesday, July 8, in the National “Stop the Violence” virtual poster contest at the FCCLA convention in San Antonio, TX.

    She was the only participant from Missouri who placed in the junior division. The presentation included statistics about child abuse.

    Haley will be a sophomore at the El Dorado Springs High School this year. She was accompanied to San Antonia

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    Jace Moore from Moscow, KS, is the new intern at Evans Drug. After graduating from Seward Country Community College in Liberal, KS, he earned a degree in Biology at Newman University in Wichita, KS. Throughout his four years of undergraduate studies he was able to play baseball which he really enjoyed.

    He enjoys being outdoors and trying new activities.

    He just finished his first year of pharmacy school and has “a passion to serve in the realm of independent pharmacy in

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    Olivia White has completed her training at MSSU in Joplin and has returned home to begin her professional career.

    Olivia, a 2010 graduate of El Dorado Springs RII School, graduated Summa Cum Laude (3.9 or above GPA) with her Associate of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene in May. She was a member of the Honor Society, and upon graduation, she received the following honors: Outstanding Student in Dental Hygiene and Colgate Star Award Nominee. She will also finish her Bachelors of Health Science Degree

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    LAND OF LAKES YOUTH FAIR AWARDS- Queen – Claire Silvers, Iris Dunn Memorial Scholarship fund; Princess – Avery Schiereck, El Dorado Springs Veterinary Clinic; Jr. Princess – Jenna Wood, Roger and Terry Floyd; Jr. Foods High Point – Taylor Robison, Producers MFA; Grand Champion Steer – Garrett Watson, El Dorado Springs Veterinary Clinic; Reserve Champion Steer – Katelyn Van Bummel, Mid-MO Bank; Grand Champion Market Heifer – Michaels Collins, Alexander Farms; Reserve Champion Market Heifer – Kade Collins, Iris Dunn Memorial Scholarship Fund; Beef Rate

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    Pound Pets

    Dog – female, black/white, Shepherd/heeler mix approximately 3 years old.

    Dog – male, black/white Chihuahua mix, approximately 1 year old.

    Dog - male, gray and black, Miniature Schnauzer approximately 3 years old.

    For additional information on the listed animals please contact the El Dorado Springs Police Department 24/7 at 417-876-2313 or by email- eldoradospringsanimal
    control@gmail.com .

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    Hillsmans hold 46th family reunion

    Descendents of Albert and Nancy Jane (Snow) Hillsman gathered for the 46th Hillsman reunion on July 6, 2014, in the El Dorado Springs Community Center with approximately 105 present. Leroy Swopes gave thanks and a basket dinner followed.

    Present for the gathering were: Bennie, Debi, Jake, Clarence and Dorlis Hillsman; Carl and Sue Luther and Donna Johnson, Brent and Vicki Hillsman – Schell City; John and Lauren Wilkins – Poplar Bluff; Dallas Jones – Republic; Abby Brower; Raymond and Clara Mae Garrison; Jason, Bobbi, Hadley and Tatum Abbiatti – Springfield; Jason Cornell

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    TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly)

    TOPS Chapter 0319 El Dorado Springs met in the Church Of Christ Meeting Room on Thursday, July 10, for the weekly weigh-in and meeting.

    Dorothy called the meeting to order and Carol led us in singing “Zipping Those Pounds Off.” We said our pledges and had roll call.

    Twenty four members weighed in today. Some good losses were: Sue with a 1.2 lb. loss, Warren .8, Judy .8, and Jan B with a 1.8 loss.

    We started the new marble game today. Becky’s name

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    The Band Plays On

    The Band has a special weekend planned. On Friday evening our entire program will be celebrating Mrs. Ruth Koca who played in the Band for 53 years. She would still

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    - El Dorado Springs RII Elementary Summer School students in Mrs. Tandi Leonard’s fourth and fifth grade reading

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