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Local Postal Customer A The APPEAL, the oldest continuous newspaper in MONROE COUNTY, since 1867 Civil War 150th Anniversary See pages 11-14 18 PAGES 50 CENTS Daughters of American Revolution instrumental in Constitution Day Paris MERCURY Page 3 Madison Lioness plan for Oct. 28, Ham and Bean Dinner - - The Paris Mercury - - - - The Madison Times -- Prsrt STD ECRWSS U.S. Postage PAID EDDM Retail Office Closed The Monroe County Appeal office will be closed on Friday, Sept. 21 for the staff to attend the Missouri Press Association Convention, in Columbia Madison TIMES Page 4 THURSDAY, September 20, 2012 VOLUME 145, NO. 38 Extreme 5K run added to Fall-In-To Paris activities Paris R-Ii FBLA State Convention Attendees Honored ... Members of the Paris R-II FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) including Josh Ebbesmeyer, Katie Otto, Teddy Ebbesmeyer, Danielle Wheelan and Rae Graupman were given State Proclamations for their FBLA State success. Left to right, Paris R-II FBLA Advisor Barb Mason, Rae Graupman, Teddy Ebbesmeyer, Danielle Wheelan, State Representative Paul Quinn, Katie Otto and Josh Ebbesmeyer. APPEAL PHOTO Paris R-II FBLA State Convention attendees honored at assembly Paris R-II FBLA State Convention attendees, Josh Ebbesmeyer, Katie Otto, Teddy Ebbesmeyer, Rae Graupman and Danielle Wheelan were honored on Monday, Sept. 17, receiving state proclamations for their accomplishments in FBLA and in attending the state convention at al all high school assembly. Ninth District Representative Paul Quinn read the proclamations as he presented each individual recognition. “Life is about hard work and the effort you put into it,” said Representative Quinn. “All of our schools organizations (FBLA, FFA, etc.) are important part of our schools and we need to make sure we keep them active and supported.” “These students represented Paris R-II in a tremendous way,” added Representative Quinn. “I take pride in recognizing these students’ accomplishments. It is teachers such as Barb Mason that helps make our students successful.” “With over 8,000 students in San Antonio our students did very well,” said FBLA Advisor Barb Mason. To begin the assembly FBLA Advisor Barb Mason gave an overview of the group’s accomplishments and individual awards. Not receiving a proclamation but recognized were Josh Ebbesmeyer and Paul Turner. According to Advisor Mason in an earlier article, Turner and Ebbesmeyer received their America level recognition. The America level is the highest level of the Business Achievement Awards. The Business Achievement Awards (BAA) is an aggressive, self-directed, results-based business and leadership program designed to complement academics while accelerating a student’s leadership skills. The awards focus on the words surrounding the FBLA Crest: Service, Education, and Progress. The individual recognition is a four-tier program (Future, Business, Leader, America) aligned with the FBLA-PBL Goals, NBEA Standards, and Career Clusters. In addition to receiving their America level pin at the National Leadership Conference, Paul and Josh received an America ribbon and certificates of recognition. Josh and Paul were also recognized during the Awards of Excellence with their names being displayed as BAA America level recipients. FBLA members attending the FBLA Cancer support in Monroe County is incredible. The county has a very well organized and supportive Relay For Life contingent; an extremely active Monroe County Cancer Supporters group; active youth involvement with 4-H as witnessed by the Pink Out Basketball Game and Jacquie’s Barn; and now add to that a driven Barking Butterfly group that took the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, in Columbia, by storm. Wanting to get Monroe County on the Komen map for support, the Barking Butterflies – Carley McCall. Morgan McCall, Kendall Mason, Grace Peak and Camryn Crist decided to get involved and bring the largest group in the race to garner some attention for Monroe County. It worked The girls worked and worked to make sure that they had enough team members, In the final count, Monroe County brought approximately five percent of the race total with them – the county was over 140 members strong. All Monroe County team members wore specially designed t-shirts to stand out in the crowd of over 2,000 participants on race day. Paris R-II Science Teacher Cloe Billington was the finished in second place for the race. Her time was 22:51 and she received 2nd in the women’s division “The race was so much fun – it was great to hang out with everyone that participated,” said Barking Butterfly Carley McCall. The Komen Foundation offers grants through its Mid-Missouri affiliate. But Monroe County is not in the coverage area. The Barking Butterflies are trying hard to make sure that Monroe County is added to that coverage area. The race was a great start! In 2008, Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure celebrated the 25th anniversary of the event, the largest series of 5K runs/fitContinued to page 8 Monroe County Komen team numbers over 140 members Monroe County Appeal State Convention, from Paris R-II, were Josh Ebbesmeyer, Teddy Ebbesmeyer, Rae Graupman, Katie Otto, Paul Turner, and Danielle Wheelan. Rae Graupman received national recognition at the FBLA Awards of Excellence. Rae competed in Client Service and brought home second in the nation and a monetary award of $500 donated by KPMG LLP. Josh Ebbesmeyer, Teddy Ebbesmeyer, and Katie Otto competed in Emerging Business Issues and moved from the preliminary round of this competitive event to the final round. The team received 11th in the nation in Emerging Business Issues. This event provided Josh, Teddy, and Katie with an opportunity to develop and demonstrate skills in researching and presenting an emerging business issue. The event is based on team rather than individual participation. In addition to learning research skills, team participants develop speaking ability and poise through oral presentations. Danielle Wheelan was an original member of this team but was unable to arrive in San Antonio for the preliminary round because of her trip to EuContinued to page 10 Fall-In-To-Paris, the annual fall festival to be held on Saturday, Sept. 29, needs talent contest participants, runners and/or walkers, and chili makers. The chamber will sponsor this year’s chili contest, which will be located on the north side (Senior Center side) of the courthouse. “We are trying to grow our contest this year,” said Chamber President David Eales. “This year we are again going to let Fall-in-To-Paris participants judge the contest. We will be selling ‘judging kits’ for $2. These kits include a bowl, a spoon, a napkin and a ticket. After sampling all the fine chilies the ‘judge’ will write the number of their favorite chili on the ticket and place it in the judging box. The chili with the most votes will be declared the ‘2012 Best Chili Winner’ and receive $150 and a plaque. Cash prizes and plaques will also be handed out to the second and third place winners.” “We know our local organizations have some fantastic chili makers – now is the time to put their reputations on the line and let our residents judge who actually makes the best chili!” said President Eales. The contest begins with set-up at 11:45 a.m., and chili will be judged until 1:30 p.m., with the winner announced immediately after the closing of the event. Chili will not be cooked on site but will be made prior and brought to the contest. The talent contest will take place between 10-11 a.m., and 12:30-2 p.m. For the talent contest, any talent, any age is welcome to participate. If music is needed, please bring a CD. Sound will be provided. Acoustic instruments only. If you dance, sing, or play an instrument you can win! No entry fee. To register contact Glenn Turner at 573-473-5653. Prizes: 1st Place - $150; 2nd Place - $100: 3rd Place - $50; and 4th Place $25. New this year is the Fall-In-To- Paris Extreme 5K. What makes it extreme? This is not only a 3.1 mile race it also contains anywhere form 10-15 obstacles that have to be negotiated before continuing the race. Obstacles could include a sand bag carry, culvert crawl, mud pit, balance beam, sea of times, hill of hay, an over and under and others. To register visit the new chamber website at The run begins at 3 p.m., with registration beginning at 2:30 p.m. T-shirts will be provided for all runners and the top three finishers in each class will receive medals. Fall-In-To Paris Schedule of Events The popular annual Paris Area Chamber of Commerce Fall-In-To-Paris festival will be held on Saturday, Sept. 29, in the streets adjacent to the county courthouse and downtown Paris. The Paris Area Chamber of Commerce and many of the area merchants sponsor the annual event. “There’s something for everyone (at FallIn-To-Paris),” said Paris Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Vanessa Forrest. “Everyone will have a good time, it’s a great family day and it’s going to be a lot of fun.” New this year is the Extreme 5K race. It features a regular 5K run interspersed with Continued to page 8 The Monroe County Historical Society will hold an Open House on Wednesday, Sept. 26, at the Historical Room, at City Hall, in Paris. The Open House will also feature the dedication and re-naming of the research center to honor long time Monroe County historian and Society President Nancy Stone, at 2 p.m. “If there was anything related to history and Monroe County, Nancy Stone was involved and probably instrumental in its discovery,” said Monroe County Appeal Publisher David Eales. “Ninety-nine point nine percent of my county history is directly related to listening to Nancy Stone. This is a much deserved honor.” Paris Historical Room to be named for Nancy Stone The Barking Butterflies Race For A Cure... Part of the 140 plus Monroe County contingent that participated in the Susan G. Komen Race for a Cure included, left to right, Kenlie McCall, Carley McCall, Kendall Mason, Kelsey Peterson, Tyler Shaffer, Tasha McCall, Delbert McCall, Morgan McCall, Heath McCall, Barb McCall and Jace McCall. SUBMITTED PHOTO

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