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Woman faces drug charges

An investigation by the Cedar County Sheriff’s Office has resulted in the arrest of Amy R. Totsch (Inman) of Stockton. She has been charged with two counts of Felony Possession of controlled substance. As a result of the investigation approximately 1/4 ounce of methamphetamine, heroine and items of illegal drug paraphernalia were seized by the

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Man caught after long search

An investigation conducted by Cedar County Deputy Ruth Belcher has resulted in the arrest of Brandon J. Duncan of Stockton. He has been charged with Felony Property Damage in the 1st degree and leaving the Scene of an accident. On or about Nov. 29, a vehicle that was allegedly driven by Duncan ran through a

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MDC finds more CWD cases, but disease remains rare in state

by Joe Jerek The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reports that it has confirmed 24 new cases of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in Missouri from nearly 27,000 tissue samples collected from white-tailed deer and submitted for disease testing this season. Most of the tissue samples were taken from hunter-harvested deer. The new cases were found

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School Board decides to align with minimum wage

During its regular Dec. 12 meeting, the El Dorado Springs R-II School Board decided to align its non-certified pay scale with the new Missouri minimum wage, even though as a governmental body it is not required to do that. The current minimum wage of $8.60 per hour will go to $9.45 on Jan. 1 then

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Chamber congratulates 2019 Holiday Contest Winners

1st Place  – Justin & Chelsea Jacobs – 610 S. High St. (N. off Hwy 54) An outstanding holiday home in which Justin and Chelsea added many more lights and decorations again this year! And the lights are synced up with music via their LPFM (Low Power FM radio station frequency) at 95.9 FM which

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Winter Holiday Safety Tips

This holiday season don’t let the spirit of giving lull you into giving burglars, muggers and pickpockets a better chance to do their dirty work. Here are some tips on how to celebrate safely this holiday season:  If you are traveling: • Get an automatic timer for your house lights.  • Ask a neighbor to

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Interview with new superintendent, Heath Oates

Q. I understand you are our next superintendent. Yes, sir, that’s the word. Q. You are currently the superintendent at Rich Hill? I am. Q. How long have you been there? This will be my third year. So 2 1⁄2 years. Q. Had you been a superintendent somewhere before that? No, I was an administrator

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1st Christmas

SANTA HEARS EVERYONE – Jason Dougherty takes a picture of his son, Shep, during the Wayside Inn Museum’s pancakes with Santa event on Saturday, Dec.7. Shep’s mom, Sydney and grandparents, Jerry and Rhonda Friar, were all there to witness the event.

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Children’s Food Boxes for Christmas

The Sheriff’s Office will be holding its 7th annual children’s food drive for Christmas until December 23rd. Food will be delivered on Christmas Eve to families with small children who have been placed on the food-box list. People who wish to help are encouraged to drop off non-perishable food items at a drop-off location before

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Holiday Home Tour this Sunday

Come enjoy the beautiful Christmas décor in these three homes: Rhonda Friar at 110 W. Martin; Ashley Cartwright at 300 N. Main and Rosie Bogart at 1403 S. Schrock. Admission is by donation only. While there, enjoy a little snack and beverage. This event is sponsored by the ladies Sunday School class at the Church

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