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A The APPEAL, the oldest continuous newspaper in MONROE COUNTY, since 1867 Be Aware 16 PAGES 50 CENTS Ron Greeson honored by NECAC Paris MERCURY Page 3 - - The Paris Mercury - - - - The Madison Times -- 2012 Paris R-II Homecoming Candidates 2012 Homecoming Pages 10, 11 THURSDAY, October 4, 2012 2012 Fall-In-To Paris Fall-In-To Paris a Success ... The 2012 Fall-In-To Paris, sponsored by the Paris Area Chamber of Commerce was definitely a hit as witnessed by the numerous comments and wellwishers of the local community and visitors. (Top) This year’s “Business of the Year” was Hickman’s IGA for their community involvement. Left to right, Chamber Member Glenn E. Turner, Chamber Executive Director Vanessa Forrest, Hickman’s Manager Roger Herron, Kent Carman, Loretta Wade, Don Hickman, Chamber Member Tara Sheffield and Chamber member Steve Hancock. (Bottom) Enjoying their day at FITP were Maddie Wheeler, left, and Abby Wheeler who obviously enjoyed the face painting. APPEAL PHOTO Homecoming Parade, Friday, Oct. 5. Call David Freitag, 660-327-4111. VOLUME 145, NO. 40 Hickman’s IGA recognized as Paris Business of the Year The weather could not have been more perfect for the 2012 Fall-In-To Paris. The Paris Area Chamber of Commerce in concert with numerous city merchants and individuals sponsored the Ninth Annual Fall-In-To Paris, on Saturday, Sept. 27, and the event was described by chamber members and visitors alike as a huge success. New this year was an Extreme 5K Run, which is basically a 5K run or walk combined with obstacles that included a mud pit, a slip-n-slide, hay bales, culvert crawl and other obstacles sprinkled on what racers described as a “tough, hilly course.” Race winners included: Men’s Division: 1st place, Kyle Land; 2nd place, Daniel Smothers; 3rd place, Eric Wilkerson. Women’s Division: 1st place, Cloe Billington; 2nd place, Stephanie Heater; 3rd place, DeDe Mitchell. The annual event featured a morning parade that was well attended as local residents and children lined the parade route greeting the parade entrants with all the children waiting in anticipation of the parade candy. The favorite area of the day without a doubt was the train and bounce house in concert with the talent show and entertainment. The entertainment drew an impressive crowd and featured Yes, Dear. Also, this year was another successful talent contest spearheaded by Chamber Board Member Glenn Turner. Winners of the talent contest, that inspired and awed a standing room only crowd were: 1st – Sherree DeClue; 2nd – Erik Daughterty; 3rd – Sara Hunt; and 4th – Frank Brown. Food vendors for Fall-In-To Paris served a variety of scrumptious foods for everyone including beef, pork, brats, hot dogs, fried potatoes, soups, sandwiches, homemade pies, walking tacos, ice cream, cotton candy, popcorn, and drinks. The onsite vendors were numerous and well attended by the large crowd. There was indeed something for everyone. The Monroe County Democratic Committee held their annual successful Country Ham Breakfast, in the Senior Citizen’s Center. The Little Toot Express Train and Bounce House, sponsored by the chamber for four hours, which allowed area residents to use them for free, was a huge success and a youth magnet as witnessed by the long lines at the “train station.”. “The weather was marvelous this year,” said Fall-In-To-Paris organizer and Chamber Executive Director Vanessa Forrest. “This year’s crowd was wonderful.” Recognized as the 2012 Business of Year was Hickman’s IGA for their tireless dedication to the local business community, the local area and its residents. Receiving the award were members of Hickman’s IGA including Manager Roger Herron, Don Hickman, Kent Carman, Loretta Wade and Kevin Jones. “It is through the efforts of businesses such as Hickman’s IGA that help make our town successful,” said Paris Area Chamber of Commerce President David Eales. In other activities: Crowned Little Miss and Mr. Farmer, sponsored by the Farm Bureau Young Farmers, were Tucker Willard and Sylvee Graupman. All participants in the contest Continued to page 9 and Audrey Vitt. This team did outstanding, as you will read in the next paragraph. Paris FBLA received this notice from the National and State FBLA departments. “Way to go MO FBLA!! Congratulations to Missouri FBLA! The September TeamSmarts results are in and Missouri had five of the top ten teamsincluding #1! Paris High School FBLA took first place, FBLA West Platte High School 2nd, Team Osceola 5th; Ft Zumwalt South FBLA 7th and Sparta-Trojans 10th. Coach Barbara Mason and the Paris High School FBLA will receive $100 for their FBLA chapter. What a fantastic start to 2013 LifeSmarts! FBLA chapters may compete in LifeSmarts for the chance to represent FBLA at the 2013 National LifeSmarts Championship. The FBLA LifeSmarts Pilot offers a chance to compete online in both the Fall and Spring. Challenge 1 is open Oct. 15 – Nov. 15, and Challenge 2 is open Feb. 11 -- March 8, 2013. During these times, teams of two students will compete three times to earn a cumulative score. Paris FBLA will be entering these challenges also with a hope to advance to the national competition in June of 2013, in California.” Paris R-II FBLA team finishes first in national championships Resource Center named for Nancy E. Stone To a standing room attendance, on Wednesday, Sept. 26, the Monroe County Historical Society honored former president and the county’s premier historian Nancy E. Stone by naming the Monroe County Historical Society Research Room in her name. The room is located in the Paris City Hall building. New president Mary McCollum welcomed everyone to the ceremony. “It is nice to see so many people here today,” said McCollum. “Nancy would be honored at today’s turnout. This organization began 1967 and kind of drifted along, noted McCollum. It originally was more about history until Nancy brought genealogy along to the group with her membership. McCollum quoted a Sy Colburn editorial, “In 1967 R. I. (Si) Colborn, then editor of the Monroe County Appeal wrote the following article in one of his editorials: “Here’s a Job For Some Energetic Researcher” “There is a growing need for an up-todate History of Monroe County, which would include all the early day history since the county was established in 1831, and that which has occurred since the last full history was published around 1880. It would take a huge amount of work, reading and research, especially in the copies of the newspapers of the county and the records of the state historical society and other record keeping offices. Continued to page 9 According to Monroe County Clerk Sandra Francis, Absentee Ballots for the Nov. 6 General Election are now ready for voting. Anyone wishing to vote an absentee ballot may do so in the County Clerk’s Of- fice during regular office hours, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. or mail in a request for an absentee ballot to be mailed to their place of residence. When mailing in a request, individuals must list the address where the ballot is to be mailed and sign their name The last day for mailing out absentee ballots will be Wednesday, Oct. 31. The last day for voting absentee in the County Clerk’s Office is Monday, Nov. 5, until 5 p.m. Paris FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) received exciting news last week from LifeSmart. LifeSmarts is now partnering with FBLA! Through this new partnership between LifeSmarts and Future Business Leaders of America, FBLA Chapters have the opportunity to win special chapter awards, compete at the National LifeSmarts Championship, and compete at the National Leadership Conference in June 2013. The funding for this partnership is generously provided by VISA, Inc. So when they found out about this new event they put a team together of Teddy Ebbesmeyer, Katie Otto, Jon Turner Absentee Voting is now available in Monroe County Monroe County Appeal Paris R-II FBLA Students First in Nation... Left to right, Teddy Ebbesmeyer, Katie Otto, Audrey Vitt and Jon Turner were members of the Paris R-II FBLA that has competed at the National LifeSmarts Championship (finishing in first place), and now compete at the National Leadership Conference in June 2013. APPEAL PHOTO

Monroe County Appeal, Oct. 4, 2012 Week 40

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