Home Invasion in Vernon County Leads to Arrest of El Dorado Man

An El Dorado resident is in custody after an armed robbery took place west of Nevada
last week. According to officials with the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office, Deputies
responded to a 911 call of a home intruder with a gun on December 21. The suspect stole
items from the residence and left shortly before deputies arrived.
Vernon County Sheriff Jason Mosher said detectives developed a suspect from a previous
crime at the same residence and responded to an address in El Dorado Springs the
following day (Dec. 22). With the assistance of the El Dorado Springs Police
Department, a home was surrounded, and a search warrant was applied for. During the
incident, the suspect exited the home and surrendered to the police. A search warrant was
served at the residence by detectives who located stolen items from the victim and a
firearm believed to have been used during the crime.
The suspect has been identified as 39-year-old Tommy J. Toothaker from El Dorado
Springs, MO. Charges have been filed against Toothaker for the home invasion and a
previous theft of a vehicle. Charges against Toothaker include:
• Armed Criminal Action
• Robbery – 1
st Degree
• Burglary – 1
st Degree
• Unlawful Possession of a Firearm
• Stealing – All Other
• Stealing – Motor Vehicle
Toothaker was transported to the Vernon Couty Jail on December 22 and is being held
with no bond. Sheriff Mosher said he would like to thank the El Dorado Springs Police
Department for their assistance in this case. “When members of law enforcement work
together, we can keep the public safer and place the bad guys in jail where they belong.”
The Sheriff said Toothaker tried to run from his crimes but instead spent Christmas in
*This press release has been issued by the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office for information only. Any
names given in this release are to be considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

NRMC Earns Swing Bed Accreditation

NEVADA, MO December 28, 2022 – Nevada Regional Medical Center has been surveyed by
the Center for Improvement in Healthcare Quality (CIHQ) and has successfully met the
requirements to be accredited for a Hospital Swing Bed Program. In meeting the requirements,
NRMC demonstrated compliance with all CIHQ Standards and the Conditions of Participation
by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. This recognition reflects NRMC’s
continuous commitment to safety and quality patient care.
Nevada Regional Medical Center was subjected to a rigorous, unannounced assessment on
December 13, 2022. The CIHQ team toured the hospital, reviewed medical records, observed
care practices, and interviewed staff.
“CIHQ’s goal is to partner with hospitals to improve the care provided in our communities,”
states Richard Curtis, Chief Executive Officer of CIHQ. “CIHQ is proud to recognize Nevada
Regional Medical Center for achieving swing bed accreditation.”
Jason Anglin, NRMC’s CEO stated: “We are so excited to add this service to NRMC. This will
help us better serve our community as patients will no longer have to travel to other facilities for
skilled care. Our doctors, nurses and rehabilitation staff will help patients stay close to home and
move forward in their recovery process. To prepare for this survey, our leadership team prepared
policies and educated our clinical staff on how to care for and rehabilitate patients after their
acute care stay. We are so proud of this accomplishment.”
For more information about our Swing Bed program, please visit
www.nrmchealth.com/swingbed or call 417-448-3682.

Nursery St. Family Care Clinic Offering Holiday Care for Sick Patients

On Monday, January 2, Nursery Street Family Care Clinic will accept walk-in appointments (for sick patients only) from 8:00 am to Noon. All other Family Care Clinic locations (Adrian, Rich Hill, and High Street – Butler) will be closed on January 2. All Family Care Clinics will be closed on Saturday, December 31 for New Year’s Eve.

Family Care Clinics: 660-200-3627

Candidates for Butler City Council, April 4th 2023

Candidates for Butler City Council have been announced for the April 4th Election 2023.

Ward 1-
Nick Alkire  

Ward 2 –

Jeff Hall

Ward 3 –

Tray Douty   

Marlene Wainscott

Ward 4 –

Scott Mallatt     

Jacob T. Shipley

Those are your candidates for the April 4th, 2023 election for Butler City Council