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Graduation and Eighth Grade Promotion pictures are available for pick-up at the high school until Friday, June 29, between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. 14 PAGES 50 CENTS A Office Closed The APPEAL, the oldest continuous newspaper in MONROE COUNTY, since 1867 Dane and Jill Kendrick honored at President’s Award Banquet 2012 Water Survey Reports Madison TIMES/Area NEWS Pages 4, 7 THURSDAY, June 14, 2012 - - The Paris Mercury - - - - The Madison Times -Paris MERCURY Page 3 The Monroe County Appeal office will be closed on Friday, June 15, for staff training. VOLUME 145, NO. 24 Joyce Penny named guest speaker for 2012 Relay For Life of Monroe County Celebrate • Remember • Fight Back APPEAL PHOTO The 2012 Relay For Life of Monroe County is next weekend. Left to right at last year’s Relay, Faith Hancock, Lee Rentschler and Mindy Flick. It’s Relay Time in Monroe County! The 2012 Relay For Life of Monroe County will be held next weekend, Saturday, June 23 and Sunday, June 24, at the Paris Courthouse This year’s theme is “Colors For A Cure.” This annual American Cancer Society signature event begins at 6 p.m., with the Survivor Lap and ends at 6 a.m. the following morning. The goal of the participating teams is to have at least one walker on the track at all times. The exception to this rule is during the somber and emotional luminary ceremony held at approximately 9 p.m. Then the track is cleared and food sales are shut down while the names of the survivors and those who lost their battle with cancer are read and the luminaries are lighted oneby-one. This year’s schedule of events includes: Joyce Penny will be the 2012 Relay For Life of Monroe County guest speaker. Penny is a four-time cancer survivor and gives a heartfelt, moving story! Opening innovation by Pastor Donna Paris Aldermen to take action versus golf carts and 4-wheelers In the past several months there has been an increase in the number of golf carts and all terrain vehicles being operated on streets in the City of Paris. This item was discussed in length at the Paris Board of Aldermen meeting, on Tuesday, June 5. It was noted that numerous complaints have been received and some citizens have expressed concerns with the safety of the drivers and passengers on these vehicles. Sheriff David Hoffman asked the Mayor and Aldermen, “Do we want to keep everything the same that we have and start enforcing the ordinances or do we go forward and begin to issue permits ($15) coupled with an inspection?” Sheriff Hoffman noted that under the current ordinance 4-wheelers have limited use unless the Aldermen added an increased use to a new ordinance. Mayor Jim Buckman noted that the Aldermen had visited this issue a few years ago. “One of the issues we have is golf carts and motorized wheelchairs going up and down Main Street, which is a state highway” said City Superintendent Phillip Shatzer. “The operation of these types of vehicles on a state highway is prohibited by state statutes and is not regulated by the city.” Superintendent Shatzer explained that in regards to city streets the City of Paris does have ordinances, which address the operation of golf carts and recreational vehicles on city streets. Two of the main provisions of the City Ordinances require the operator of golf carts (low-speed vehicles) and recreational vehicles to possess a valid driver’s license and maintain financial responsibility for the vehicles. The operation of recreational vehicles (4-wheelers) is limited to use by a government entity for official use or for agricultural purposes. A major fundraising effort is underway in the local area to help raise funds to build a barn adjacent to the 4-H Building, at the Monroe County Fairgrounds. This effort is focused on building “Jacquie’s Barn” in tribute and remembrance to the efforts of Jacquie Stuart, a long-time youth advocate and 4-H Youth Education Assistant with University of Missouri – Columbia Extension, who lost her battle to cancer in January 2012. In the call to arms to help raise money to fulfill this dream two Madison youth have stepped to the forefront and have organized a 5K Run/Walk, “Give Cancer a Run For Its Money” that will take place on Saturday, July 21, in conjunction with the Monroe County Fair. The event will begin with registration at 7:30 a.m., and the walk/race start time is 8:30 a.m. Pre-entry deadline is June 23. Madison C-3 students and Madison 4-H members Lindsey Hendren and Maddison Breid addressed the Paris Board of Alder- men at their monthly meeting on Tuesday, June 5 to request permission to use the streets of Paris for the event. “We have mapped out the route,” said Ms. Hendren. “All proceeds collected will go to the Jacquie Stuart barn fund,” said Ms. Breid. “The city will provide the barricades for you,” said Superintendent Phillip Shatzer to the organizers. Hendren and Breid gave the aldermen an overview of the event including the route, prizes and time. The organizers noted that prizes would be given to the following: first male runner, first female runner, first female youth runner, first male youth runner, first female walker, first male walker, first female youth walker and first male youth walker. Other prizes will be available. Also a drawing will be held with tickets available for an Everlast bag, salon tanning package, Scholastic book gift set, Abby’s Garden gift, workout glove gift bag and a 50/50 drawing. Road ID sponsors the walk and T-shirts are available. Entry forms can be found in areas businesses in Madison and Paris For more info email Jacquie Stuart 5K Run/Walk scheduled for county fair Monroe County Appeal With a recommendation from Monroe County Sheriff Hoffman, the City of Paris is considering passage of new ordinances concerning the operation of these vehicles (golf carts, 4-wheelers, motorized wheelchairs, etc.) on city streets. However, the requirements to possess a valid driver’s license, maintain financial responsibility and to operate these vehicles on Main Street is not subject to revision, as the city cannot change a state statute – they can make it tougher but not make it less than the current standards. After discussion, the Mayor and Aldermen agreed that to address concerns for the safety of operators and passengers on these vehicles the ordinances currently in place would be enforced immediately. For information on the operation of these vehicles copies of the city ordinances are available at City Office or you can contact the office of the Monroe County Sheriff at 660-327-4060. Complete coverage of the city meeting will be featured in next week’s Monroe County Appeal. Scott and closing prayer by Pastor Fran Schnarre. The 2012 Hero of Hope will be announced coupled with the distribution of Survivor sashes to all survivors. Paris R-II high school junior Sara Hunt will perform the National Anthem. Local fan favorite Becky Blackaby will perform followed by a performance by Perry native Brian Yelton. He will perform Christian rock and worship music. At approximately 9 p.m. will be the always-inspiring luminaria service. As always the evening will feature a silent auction. This year the silent auction will end at 9 p.m. prior to the luminary ceremony. There will be theme laps held throughout the evening including a baby lap, a school spirit lap, a costume lap, a patriotic lap and a pajama lap. Activities also to be held throughout the evening include a dunking booth, games, a scavenger hunt, musical squares, the Golden throne and the newly constructed and always popular “Cancer Jail.” Food booths are a large part of the event and help raise money. This year’s food booths include: Team Lifesavers - Pulled pork sandwiches, Cole Slaw, Lee’s famous tea and popsicles. Gang Green - BBQ hamburgers with Paris Exchange Ice Cream. The Paris National Bank - Fried pickles, fried Oreos and funnel cakes. They will also feature breakfast with biscuits and gravy and bacon sandwiches to be served after midnight. Abel’s Quik Stop - Turkey and Noodles, hot dogs, tea, soda and water. Granville Church - Walking tacos, soda and water. Jeanne Nobis will have her famous potato bar with fixings Monroe County Cancer Supporters - Fish and fried potatoes Paris First Christian Church Pew Crew will be selling yarn scarves, puppy chow and chex mix. Monroe Manor will have stepping stones and fried pickles The Barking Butterfly Bakery girls will be selling their famous bakery items along with a frozen lemonade drink, and will offer a craft of “make your own tie-dye tshirt” for $10 with all supplies furnished! “We hope to see everyone at this year’s Relay For Life of Monroe County,” said this year’s coordinators Ali Rentschler and Robin Adams. For additional Relay information and a luminary form see page 11. According to Monroe County Clerk Sandra Francis her office is in the process of mailing out voter registration cards to all registered voters in the county. The reason for mailing new cards is because of State Redistricting and also a polling place change for Monroe City and Indian Creek Voters. Monroe County is now in Congressional District #6, Legislative Districts #5 and #40 and State Senate District #10. State Representative District #5 runs across the Northern part of the county and takes in parts of Monroe Township, Indian Creek Township, Washington Township, Clay Township and Woodlawn Township with a total of 1719 registered voters. The remaining 4262 registered voters in the county are in State Representative District #40. Monroe and Indian Creek Voters will be going to a new polling place beginning with the Aug. 7, 2012 Primary Election and all elections thereafter. VFW Post 4240 in Monroe City, located at 301 S. Locust, will be the polling place for Monroe City Precinct # 1, Monroe City Precinct #2, Monroe City Precinct #3 and Indian Creek #4. Anyone with questions about their district or polling place please contact the County Clerk’s Office. County Clerk mailing out voter registration cards 2D Propane is now a division of Capital Energy Company. ... 2D Propane, now under the direction of Capital Energy Company, held an Open House on Saturday, June 9. The Open House featured giveaways, food, balloons for the children, reduced rates on tank fillings and other amenities. Left to right, Laren Haslag, Kenneth Sandbothe, Gail Haslag, Jerry Raithel, Kenny Lucas, Jill Buccheit, Doug Graupman, Billy Adkisson, Tammi Relford, David Perrey and Annette Davis. See related information on page 9 APPEAL PHOTO

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