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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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Cool stuff

TWIN LICKS –Eight year old twins Tyler and Kyler Zimmer were two of about 200 people, children and adults, who met at the City Pool Monday evening, Aug. 8, to enjoy a free swim and free ice cream. The late rain shower didn’t dampen anyone’s enthusiasm for the free stuff. The crowd consumed over 20

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Dwerlkotte asks for recount of Aug. 2 primary votes

Dean Leon Dwerlkotte, the incumbent and a candidate for sheriff in the Aug. 2 primary election, came in second to his challenger, James (JimBob) McCrary 1,461 to 1,485. There have been closer elections in Cedar County, according to the chief election authority for the county, Peggy Kenney, but this is the first time any candidate

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Sellers, buyers invited

2nd annual 100-mile yard sale Sept. 3-5 “Discover More on Route 54” reminds the public of the 2nd Annual 100-mile Yard Sale that will be come up on Labor Day weekend, Sept. 3-5. This will cover communities along U.S. Hwy 54 from Nevada to Camdenton. We need sellers and bargain hunters to make this event

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Council supports Law Enforcement

During the El Dorado Springs City Council meeting on Monday, August 1, the council passed a resolution supporting, recognizing and honoring law enforcement officers. It Read: WHEREAS, recent events through our nation have unfortunately demonstrated reckless disregard for the lives and safety of law enforcement officers by many, including some public officials, who have cavalierly

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Boy Scouts return to ElDo

TROOP 230 REVIVES – On Thursday, July 28, a group of volunteers got together at the ElDo Youth Center to help reestablish Boy Scout Troop 230 of the Ozarks Trails Council of the Boy Scouts of America. Some say that troop 230 was one of the oldest Scout Troops west of the Mississippi, but it

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