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Cedar County vulnerable to HIV outbreak

  During the monthly Cedar County Memorial Board of Trustees meeting on Monday, Jan 20. Hospital CEO Jana Witt read a statement concerning Cedar County’s vulnerability to an HIV outbreak. “Cedar County is one for four countries in the Ozarks determined by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to vulnerable to an HIV outbreak. The

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Isabelle Bryson ECS 2020 Courtwarming Queen

EL DORADO CHRISTIAN 2020 COURTWARMING FESTIVITIES AND CORONATION – was held on Thursday evening, Jan. 16, beginning at 5 p.m.  The Lady Buffalo’s and coach, Craig Johnson, kicked off the night with an upset win against Show-Me Christian Academy.  The JV ladies played strong and scored 34 to 22 at the buzzer.  Excitement continued, with

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Sac Osage Electric responds to complaint

The Sun contacted Jim Davis, manager of Sac Osage Electric, about the complaint from Thomas Elliston, Carl Junction, about the way the Co-op calculates credits and charges of customers who have installed solar panels to generate electricity. Davis said the company has responded to Elliston’s complaint to the Missouri Attorney General’s office mentioned in the

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Healthy bones start here

BONE DENSITY DETECTOR – With partial funding from our 2019 Cedar County Memorial Hospital fundraiser, the hospital has recently purchased a Discovery QDR Series Hologic Bone Density machine. This state of the art series tester is used to reveal overall bone health in patients. Bone density testing may reveal normal results, osteopenia (which is low

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Missouri increases feral hog elimination efforts

The Missouri Feral Hog Elimination Partnership (the Partnership) eliminated 10,495 feral hogs from Missouri in 2019 and will increase efforts in 2020 as multiple agencies work together to eliminate feral hogs from the state. Partnership members participating in on-the-ground trapping efforts include the U.S. Forest Service (USFS), Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC), USDA APHIS Wildlife

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School Board receives audit report

With all board members present, the first item of business on the Jan. 9 R-II school board meeting was a report by Superintendent Mark Koca on the just completed audit. He told the board, the bottom line was down about $3 million which was the bond payments. “The net position at the end of the

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Native son

ALLISON ACCEPTS ECONOMIC DEVELOPER POSITION – Nick Allison, son of Davin Allison and Amy Hedrick, is the new Economic Developer for Cedar County. His new position started about a week ago and he has spent a lot of his time in Clinton at Kaysinger Basin Regional Planning Commission headquarters learning the ropes and his priorities

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Courtwarming royalty

STUDENTS CROWNED BETWEEN BASKETBALL GAMES – During the lull between the JV and Varsity Bulldog basketball games on Friday, Jan 10, Ethan Parshall and Abby Klaiber were crowned King and Queen. Flower Girl Brooke Wosoba and Crown Bearer Sawyer Francis attended the royal couple. Unfortunately,  during their brief reign, the Bulldogs lost to Skyline.

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Cedar County MU Extension Council Election to be held

New members of the Cedar County University of Missouri Extension Council will be elected from January 19 to January 25 from candidates nominated by county citizens. The County MU Extension Council is the governing body for University activities in Cedar County.  Council members work throughout the year with University of Missouri Extension staff to determine

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Sheriff looking for three sex offenders

Cedar County currently has 56 registered sex offenders. Of the 56, three are non-compliant: John Robert Kaumans, Kevin Ray Keith and Bryan R Shrout. The Sheriff’s Office has arrest warrants for Kevin Keith and Bryan Shrout for failing to register as a sex offender. A criminal summons has been issued for John Kaumans.  Anyone can

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