Black bear travels nearly 400 miles across southern Missouri

A three-year-old black bear sighted in Whitewater Friday morning is a reminder to southeast Missourians to be “Bear Aware” according to the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC). Whitewater resident Phillip O’Kelly saw the bear with his daughter on their front porch, but when the bear heard humans, it took off, he said. “It was probably

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Honoring Our Fellow Missourians

Most years during the busy session, amidst the debates and committee hearings, a wonderful thing happens — the Missouri General Assembly, in its exclusive way, honors some of our fellow Missourians, past and present. In 2014 Cedar County mourned the loss of Deputy Sheriff Matthew Chism. Deputy Chism was shot and killed following a vehicle

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Vicky Hartzler Column

Honoring Fallen Heroes Last week began with Americans from coast to coast marking Memorial Day by honoring those who gave what President Lincoln called, “the last full measure of devotion” for the good our country embodies. I was honored to join the veterans of Centralia VFW Post 6276 and area residents for their annual Memorial

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ECS FOURTH GRADERS VISIT JEFF CITY

Missouri’s House of Representative in the 125th District, Mr. Warren Love, took time out of extremely hectic schedule to visit with fourth graders from El Dorado Christian School during their annual Jefferson City class trip. Mr. Love welcomed the students and their parents to his personal office at the Capitol and shared interesting facts concerning

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Assistance needed in reference to missing juvenile

The St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office is seeking assistance in locating 14-year-old Samantha Leonard. On Monday, June 6, St. Clair County deputies took a missing juvenile report from Leonard’s mother, Linda Campbell, who Leonard lives with on B Hwy., Osceola. Campbell said her daughter left the house on June 5 and she assumed she went

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Marriages

Marriage Applications: Recorder of Deeds Office Cedar County Carole Wilkerson Recorder Robert Lee Ellifrits Jr, 51, El Dorado Springs, and Thelma Annette Ellifrits, 42, El Dorado Springs St. Clair County Jacob A Osborn and Hayden Dushayne Clark William James Robert Taylor-West and Delia Lynn Richardson John C Quick Jr and Dawnelle Marie Minor

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CEDAR COUNTY COURT

The following felonies have been filed in Cedar County: Travis Graham, Jerico Springs, DWR/S  5/26 Rachel E Trammel, Stockton, stealing related ofns 5/7 James Robert Willmore, El Dorado Springs, possession of controlled substance except 35 grams or less of  marijuana 5/25, resisting/interfering w/arrest for a felony  4/6, misds-unlawful use of d rug paraphernalia, DWR/S, resisting/interfering

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EL DORADO SPRINGS POLICE REPORT

May 23 – Officers responded to 312 West 54 Hwy, Woods Supermarket, concerning a reported larceny. Investigation revealed the theft of liquor. Investigation continues. May 24 – Officers responded to 503 South Kirkpatrick concerning a reported larceny. Investigation continues. May 25 – Arrest: Shawnda R. Pulley, 33, El Dorado Springs, for manner of pedestrian travel.

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CEDAR COUNTY SHERIFF’S REPORT

May 23 -Careless driver on 32 Hwy west of Stockton. Handled by deputy. Physical disturbance on 1500 Rd in Stockton. Handled by deputies. Harassment on East Street in Stockton. Handled by deputy. Ambulance calls – DD Hwy in EL Dorado Springs; residence on South Hayes in Stockton; residence on 1704 Rd in Stockton May 24

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