March 2012

Civil lawsuit against LDR dismissed

A legal battle has come to an end after a lawsuit against The Daily Record and a former police dispatcher has been dismissed in court.

Earlier this month in Miller County court, Judge Donald Barnes granted two motions to dismiss by defendants, former LPD chief communications officer Karen Guinn and Lebanon Publishing Company, in a suit that was filed by Misty Obermark.

“We are very pleased with the court’s decision regarding the suit,” said Daily Record editor Julie Turner-Crawford. “Now we can finally put this frivolous lawsuit behind us.”

Planes, boats and bureaucrats

The first public meeting on the airport runway expansion revealed few new facts. It was enlightening, though, as to behavior and process, and some basic information.

Alleged wife beater faces felony charge

A Lebanon man who allegedly threatened to kill his wife after he was arrested has been charged with a felony.

Jeff Cordis Evans, 51, has been charged with a Class C felony of domestic assault in the second degree. Evans was jailed the night of the alleged crime and released. There is now a warrant for his arrest with a bond set at $25,000 cash-or-surety, according to online court records.

MoDOT: City fortunate to receive funds

Those who attended Tuesday’s public hearing on the Floyd W. Jones Memorial Airport runway extension project were reminded that being able to receive $150,000 annually in federal funds for improvements is special.

Mark Anderson of the Missouri Department of Transportation multimodal operations told The Daily Record recently that only about half of the airports in Missouri have an opportunity for Non-Primary Entitlement Program funds, which are available to general aviation airports.

Jack Ray Claxton

Jack Ray Claxton, 85, of Lebanon, died Wednesday evening, March 21, 2012, in Mercy Hospital-Lebanon.

He was born Oct. 10, 1926,, in Elk Creek in Wright County, Mo. to Walter Arvil and Velie I. Davis Claxton.

On Aug. 23, 1950, he married Freda Mae Winfrey, who preceded him in death on Oct. 18, 2006.

He also was preceded in death by four brothers, Vernon, Clifford, Sherman and Loraine Claxton; also two sisters, Dorothy Lemery and Ruth Berry.

Deloris Bates

Deloris Bates, 77, of Lebanon, died Friday, March 23, 2012, in Springfield.

She was born July 24, 1934, in Competition to Calvin and Jewell Williams Bennett.

She worked as a homemaker for her family and was affiliated with the Competition Baptist Church.

Deloris Bates was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Floyd Irvin McGuire; a stepdaughter, Amanda Stenger; a stepson, Anthony Bates; a sister, Betty Griffin; and three brothers, Vencey Ball, Stanley Bennett and Larry Bennett.

Ruby L. Bradshaw

Ruby L. Bradshaw, 92, of Lebanon, died Friday morning, March 23, 2012, at Christian Healthcare North in Lebanon.

She is survived by two daughters, Reeva Shumate, of Lebanon; Carol Lincoln and her husband, Edward, of Arlington, Texas; a son, Wayne Bradshaw and his wife, Delores, of Lebanon; also three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Arrangements for Ruby L. Bradshaw are incomplete at this time and will be announced by Holman-Howe Funeral Home of Lebanon.

Local, state races begin to heat up Several contested races stacking up for the August primary election; filing will end Tuesday

The races for Laclede County sheriff, western commissioner and coroner appear to be developing into the “hot” tickets for the August primary.

Three Republicans have each filed in each race, which will be decided in August.

In the race for sheriff, Andy Cruz, incumbent Richard Wrinkle and Billy Rawlings have each declared themselves as candidates. On the Democrat side of the race, Wayne Merritt and John A. Young have both filed.

Porn peruser sought for molesting child

A Lebanon Police Department domestic assault investigation from January has ended with a Lebanon man being charged with child molestation.

Jeremiah A. Green, 30, is charged with a Class A felony of child molestation in the first degree, according to the probable cause statement released by the Laclede County Prosecuting Attorney’s office.

A warrant for Green’s arrest has been issued, but he had not been apprehended as of press time today. His bond has been set at $100,000 cash-or-surety, according to online court records.

Part of Jefferson Ave. will close for maintenance Sunday

The city of Lebanon and the Missouri Department of Transportation will be working on a joint maintenance project on Jefferson Avenue that will impact traffic Sunday afternoon through early Monday morning.

The work will begin at 3 p.m. and continue until approximately 6 a.m. Monday morning.

Traffic will be affected in the area during the repairs. The outside lane on the southbound lanes of Jefferson Avenue will be closed from Third Street and to the railroad tracks.

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