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Homemade Ice Cream And Cake And Political Candidate Speaking Holliday Christian Church Friday, July 6 • 6 p.m. 18 PAGES 50 CENTS A The APPEAL, the oldest continuous newspaper in MONROE COUNTY, since 1867 Justin Ensor, Brandon Ensor make Dean’s List Paris MERCURY Page 3 - - The Paris Mercury - - - - The Madison Times -- Madison Homemakers meet June 28 Madison TIMES Page 4 THURSDAY, July 5, 2012 Madison Car Show Saturday, July 7 VOLUME 145, NO. 27 R-II Board approves 2012-2013 budget The Paris R-II Board of Education held their regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, June 20, at 7 p.m., in the district boardroom. President Libby Williams called the meeting to order at precisely 7 p.m. 2012-13 Preliminary Budget - Superintendent Nancy Henke presented her proposed budget to the board members. She notes the budget shows $141,691 in red but not alarming because $70,000 is from funds 3 and 4. ”So we are not out of money we are actually spending,” said Superintendent Henke. “I am not concerned about not having a balanced budget this year. I think we will be in pretty good shape. While this year’s budget is close it is not quite finished yet as we are expecting a payment from the state and still have outstanding bills.” Superintendent Henke previewed the budget and its associated paperwork. “Chris helped with the budget this year Anna Crusha, left, and Sharon Henderson with the bicycles that helped them complete the 230 mile, five day, Katy Trail ride and it was nice to have someone to bounce from St. Charles to Clinton. APPEAL PHOTO ideas off of,” said Superintendent Henke. The board members approved the preliminary budget unanimously. Special Education Assurance Plan and Local Compliance Plan – “This is to assure the federal government we will follow their rules,” noted Superintendent Henke. Board members approved both plans. Two adventurous Paris ladies had a few reach the pedals so I rode standing up.” sure your seat is comfortable is one of the PAT Agreement – It was noted that for days on their hands and decided to go for “I was training for my first half marathon important things. Wearing riding shorts years the district has worked cooperatively a bicycle ride. So from June 18-22, Sharon and used biking to help with my running,” helps with its padding.” Henderson and Anna Crusha, both of Paris said Anna Crusha on how she started rid“The best thing about the ride was the with the Monroe County Health Departjoined 304 other riders and took part in the ing. “I went for a bike ride and loved it and Continued to page 9 ment to work with the district’s youth. 2012 Katy Trail Ride from St. Charles to then went with Sharon on rides and really Clinton, a 230 mile journey. liked it.” The Katy Trail is the nation’s longest deTo prepare for the 230-mile jaunt the veloped and most popular rail trail. two women basically did a cross training “I love riding and I have been riding schedule with some running and fitness bicycles since I was five,” said Sharon training thrown in to their schedule. Henderson on why she rode the Katy Trail To prepare for a ride of any length HenRide, her second time. “When I was little derson was quick to note that,” you have to I couldn’t fit on the seat of my bicycle and prepare your posterior region.” “Making Sharon Henderson and Anna Crusha conquer 230 mile Katy Trail Ride Superintendent hence noted that the health department is still willing to provide this service. “The Health Department does a great job bridging the gap between the people served and the school,” said Superintendent Henke. Board members approved the agreement unanimously. OT Services Agreement - Superintendent Henke recommended approval of services. It was noted that the rate remains the same at $65 an hour. Board members approved the agreement. Approve Roof Bid – A Watkins representative reviewed the roof bids including sub contractor information. The representative reviewed a broken down bid by sections. He gave the board members an overview of the deducts from the total bid. The representative made recommendations to the board on which deducts to accept with a final bid of $39,800. It was noted that this is a maintenance item and the roof will need to be redone in 5-10 years. The board members approved the roof bid as presented. Authorize Diesel Bids - The board members approved the authorization of diesel fuel. “Do you want to bid the whole year?” said Superintendent Henke. The board members discussed the bids. President Williams asked if the item could be tabled until July or the next meeting. The item was tabled until the July meeting. Continued to page 14 Local cooling centers can help relieve heat problems The heat has definitely set in here in northeast Missouri and throughout the state. The heat index has been close to or hit the 100 degree mark in the past week and the National Weather Service in St. Louis sees the trend continuing in July and August. Where can you go if you are without air conditioning or if you have an air malfunction? Local residents, who are without air conditioning or just need to cool down, may visit local cooling centers to help keep cool during this oppressive heat. In Paris, residents can go to the Senior Citizen’s Center for relief or they may use the library facilities during their operating hours. “Anyone can come in and get relief from the heat,” said Senior Citizen’s Center Director Tara Sheffield. “Come beat the heat and stay cool with us - we enjoy the company.” The Senior Center is open for heat relief from 7:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., on any day the center is open (Monday through Friday) “The Community Building is air conditioned and people can use that if necessary,” said Paris City Superintendent Phillip Shatzer.” All they have to do is check in with the city office personnel.” For more information about the city community building call 660-327-4334. People in Madison can use the Madison Community Center, on Main Street, for heat relief. If a resident needs a ride to the center they can contact Carol Larson, at the Community Center, at 660291-5478 or for information contact City Clerk Crystal Wolfe, at 660-291-5235. In Monroe City, the Senior Center has been designated a “cooling center.” The center is open from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Saturday. Call 573-735-2131 for additional information. During the summer, heat and humidity can cause serious health problems with little or no warning, and with highs in the 90’s and not much relief at night, Monroe County residents are reminded to take precautions keeping them safe from heat exhaustion or heat stroke. Last year, 47 Missourians died from heat exhaustion and heat stroke, and health professionals from the Monroe County Health Department and the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services remind residents that it’s not only the very young and very old who are affected. (See chart 1) Remember these basic tips from your local health department to protect you and your family during severe heat and heat emergencies: · Check on family, friends and neighbors who do not have air conditioning and who spend much of their time alone. · Never leave children or pets alone in closed vehicles. · Eat light, well-balanced meals at regular intervals. · Drink plenty of water and limit intake of alcoholic beverages. Continued to page 9 Superintendent Henke chairs last board meeting... Paris R-II Superintendent Nancy Henke chaired her last board meeting on Friday, June 27. Left to right board members Glenda Miller, Richard Fredrick, Erin Gruber, new Superintendent Chris Johnson, Ted DeOrnellis, Superintendent Henke, Raymond Batsell, Board President Libby Williams and Secondary Principal Matt Smith. APPEAL PHOTO R-II Superintendent Henke retires from district June 30 Superintendent Nancy Henke chaired her last meeting as Paris R-II Superintendent on Friday, June 29. Effective July 1, former elementary principal Chris Johnson took over the reins of the school district. Superintendent Henke started with the Paris R-II District on July 1, 2008, when she was hired to replace former superintendent Jim Masters who resigned to take a position in Monroe City. She was previously superintendent at Northeast Vernon County and Miller County prior to Paris. Superintendent Henke loved working with children and education was her passion. She immersed herself into the community including serving a term as Rotary President. Superintendent Henke and her husband Jim have four children - one girl and three boys and four grandchildren. Her hobbies, which she will have plenty of time for now, include reading, motorcycle riding (Harley Davidson) and her favorite hobby is spending time with her grandchildren. Nancy and Jim have moved to the lake, where she will enjoy working on her new house. During Superintendent Henke’s tenure her proudest moments include the creation of the A+ Program and the passage of two bond issues by wide voter margins. “I have enjoyed my time here in Paris,” said retired Superintendent Henke. According to County Clerk Sandra Francis, sample ballots for the upcoming August 7 Primary Election, may be viewed at Click on Vote Missouri, and then click on Voter information lookup tool. Once an individual enters the required data the next screen will show that individual where their polling place is located. Below the polling place address is an option to select a sample ballot to view. Anyone with questions may contact the county clerks’ office. Primary sample ballots may be viewed online Monroe County Appeal

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