James (Jim) McCrary interview

On Monday, James (Jim) McCrary, winner of the Republican nomination for Cedar County Sheriff, stopped by the Sun office for a get acquainted interview. He has no announced opponent in the general election, but he was to quick to point out that his election is not a “done deal.” Q. What is your law enforcement

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Walter H. Meeker charged with five sex felonies

Walter H. Meeker, Stockton, was charged last Thursday with five sex crimes with a person less than 14 years old. When the Cedar County Sheriff’s office went to arrest Meeker, there was a 45 minute standoff while Meeker held a gun under his own chin threatening to harm himself. He finally laid the gun down,

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Rice resigns from CCAD board

On Monday evening, Sue Rice resigned from her position as District 1 director on the Cedar County Ambulance Board saying she is in the final stages of moving to Moberly. The board accepted her resignation and voted to advertise in the newspaper for a replacement. The board elected Byron Hamilton to be secretary/treasurer, the position

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Fugate Honored for Service

THANKS FOR 40 YEARS OF SERVICE – On Tuesday, Don Fugate (right) received a framed certificate to commemorate his years of service as a board member of the Cedar County Ambulance Board. Don said he was a member of the first ambulance board which was formed in December 1976. Except for one three year term,

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White Trash Bash lives up to name

The activities surrounding the so called “White Trash Bash” at Caplinger Mills Saturday, Aug 13, has presented a mixed bag of information. The event at the Caplinger Mills River Front Resort on private property owned by Don Kopczynski, generated rumors of people having to go to the hospital and damage to a patrol car. According

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New medical clinic under construction for El Dorado Springs

Citizens Memorial Hospital began construction this summer on a new 5,600 sq. ft. family medicine clinic in El Dorado Springs. The facility will cost nearly $1 million and is located on the same campus as Community Springs Healthcare Facility (just west of Community Springs on Hospital Road), one of six CMH long-term care facilities in

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Hillary’s email problems

Editor By now, most of us know a bit about Hillary’s email problems. It’s too bad she lied about the emails she deleted not being classified, only to find out later that Wikileaks disclosed several of the emails which I will discuss at a later date. What’s funny is that I was going to congratulate

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Rice resigns from Ambulance Board

Editor: A letter to the citizens of Cedar County Ambulance District 1: I have served as your elected representative on the CCAD Board of Directors since April 2011 and am grateful for the trust you placed in me to represent your interests. After evaluating several issues in my life I have decided the time has

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New books a Cedar County Library

Falling by Jane Green – Seeking independence and happiness away from her upper-crust British life, Emma moves first to Manhattan and then to Connecticut, where she renovates a cottage at the side of a handyman single father with whom she plans a future before a twist of fate redefines her beliefs about hone. Among the

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Rent Booth Space for Schell City Fall Festival

This year’s  Schell City Fall Festival is scheduled for Sept. 9 and 10. Please rent your booth space for the event by contacting Dottie Haddix at (417) 432-3133.  Two day rental is $25 for electric and $15 for non-electric. If no answer, please leave message and your call will be returned.

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