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Monroe Manor Spotlight shines on Orma Duncan

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Madison TIMES Page 4 THURSDAY, August 30, 2012

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The Monroe County Appeal office will be closed on Friday, Aug. 31 in observance of Labor Day. The office will be open on Monday, Sept. 3 and the deadline will remain Monday at 4 p.m.

VOLUME 145, NO. 35

R-II Board of Education sets tax rate, approves class sponsors Paris R-II Board of Education President Libby Williams called the Wednesday, Aug. 15, tax rate hearing board meeting to order at 5:59 p.m. The board members agreed unanimously to maintain the tax rates as proposed. The 2012 tax rate will be - $3.40 incidental and $.49 debt service for a $3.89 rate per $100 of valuation. With no further business the hearing adjourned at 6:02 p.m. Immediately upon the end of the tax rate hearing President Williams called the regular board of education meeting to order at 6:02 p.m. All seven members answered roll call. The amended agenda was approved unanimously. The board members approved the consent agenda including: Minutes of the July 18, 2012, Calendar Hearing; July 18, Regular Board Meeting; and August 2, Special Board Meeting; Financial statement and bills presented for payment; Transfer of funds (bond issue to Fund 4: $10,014.64); Attendance report; Transportation report; 2012-13 bus routes; Substitute teacher. Gary Barbee updated the Board members regarding bond issue projects. Conflict of Interest Ordinance: The board members approved the Conflict of Interest

Ordinance Policy 0342 as presented. 504 Coordinator: It was noted that District Superintendent Chris Johnson would continue to be the 504 Coordinator. ESL Coordinator: Secondary Principal John Wiggans was unanimously named as the English as a Second Language Coordinator for the 2012-13 school year. Food Service: OPAA! Food Service Director Dawn Peak addressed the board members regarding the food service program for the 2012-13 school year. She gave the board members a comprehensive overview of the new food standards required and the menus needed for the food service. Program Evaluations Title Teacher Brandy Forsyth presented the Professional Development program evaluation to the board. Forsyth gave the board members a complete overview of the program including budget, yearly plan and goals. The board members unanimously approved the professional development plan and activities for the 2012-13 school year as presented. The Facilities and Safety evaluation was presented to the board members by Lloyd Huffman. The athletics program evaluation was

presented to the board members by Athletic Director Wade Billington. The board members unanimously authorized the purchase of the wireless control for the time clocks at the football field. Superintendent’s Report and Communications Superintendent Johnson presented the Superintendent’s report to the Board of Education members. Superintendent Johnson informed the members that the next regular board meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, September 19, at 6 p.m. Principal Reports Elementary Principal Wendi Wood and Secondary Principal John Wiggans presented their respective reports to the board members outlining activities at both buildings. The board members voted unanimously to enter into a closed session at 8:17 p.m. for subjects which may be discussed in a closed session with a closed vote and closed record pursuant to RSMo 610.021 Sections 3 and 13; hiring and individually identifiable personnel information. The board members voted to return to open session at 9:14 p.m. Reported out of the approved closed sesContinued to page 9

Paris 4-H wins Governor’s Cup again...

For the fourth year in a row and for five of the past six years Paris 4-H members brought home the governor’s Cup for their entries in the Missouri Sate Fair. Karen Conley, left, and 4-H Council President Mary Beth Mitchell proudly display the winning hardware. APPEAL PHOTO

Construction continues in timely manner at R-II Schools In April the Paris R-II School District voters overwhelmingly approved a no tax increase $1.2 million dollar bond levy. Now some district patrons are questioning all the construction being accomplished in the district after school has returned to session. Paris R-II District Superintendent Chris Johnson can sum up the new construction timing in two words – “bid process.” Superintendent Johnson explained that as soon as the bond issue was approved work went on “behind the scenes” to move

the project forward. “The first thing we had to do was to sell the bonds,” said Superintendent Johnson. “Then the construction plans had to be drawn up and approved by the board members.” Superintendent Johnson went on to explain that the process then included a bid process, pre-bid meeting, opening of the bids, approval of bid by the board of education members; meeting with contractors and then a possible negotiation process Continued to page 9

The Monroe County Democrat Central Committee met for its reorganization meeting on Tuesday evening, Aug. 21. Officers elected at the meeting were Floyd E. Lawson, Chairman; Becky Vanlandingham, Vice-chairman; Jane Akers, Secretary; and Eddy Mitchell, Treasurer. The committee filled three vacant positions on the committee. The committee

also allocated funds among candidates for state and local offices. The committee discussed plans for its annual Country Ham Breakfast, which will be held from 6 to 10 a.m. the morning of Saturday, Sept. 29, in conjunction with the Fall-In-To Paris festival. With no further business the meeting adjourned.

County Democrat Central Committee reorganizes

Construction is continuing in the Paris R-II high school gymnasium.


Good luck Paris R-II Class of 2025

Paris Kindergarten Class of 2025...

Paris Kindergarten Class of 2025... Mrs. Hanna Snider’s Kindergarten Class, left to right: First row - Macey Shatzer, Natalie Driesewerd, Miss Tracy Huffman’s Class, left to right: First row - Gracie Henry, Kennedy Ashenfelter, Skylar Sexton, Miley Bender, Jasmine Holt and Lana Blue. Second row - Cason Smothers, Ian Farrell, Elliott Key, Tyson Brady Shivers, Keelyn Berrey, Gage Hatton and Gatlin Fountain. Second row - Miss Huffman, Andre MillCarr, Nolan Epperson, David Elzea, Cole Dowell and Mrs. Snider. APPEALPHOTO er, Abby Wheeler, Sydney Wilson, Reno Olivas and Layla Young. APPEAL PHOTO

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Monroe County Appeal, Paris, Mo. •

Monroe County


Fixing Some State Miscues

I am often reminded that the State of Missouri and its legislators and state officers make mistakes on a regular basis. My most recent example of this tendency was a letter from the Department of Revenue that I had failed to file State Income Taxes for several past years according to their records. A quick check of my own records indicated that I had copies of each of the years in question and that the returns were all timely filed. Turns out that someone at Revenue copied down the wrong Social Security Number for me and that number didn’t file any returns. Revenue, instead of claiming the error, blamed it on the Missouri Supreme Court Clerk from whom Revenue got its information. It all sorted out without anyone owning the error of course. You may have a similar story to tell. The legislative mistakes are more serious, more costly and important. One of the most interesting is the growing number of supporters of term limits for state legislators having second thoughts about those limits now. This includes the Post Dispatch and other observers of our representatives in action. Problems include results of lack of legislative memory continuity, inexperienced chairpersons of important legislative committees and instances of sitting legislators making deals for jobs with lobbyists and others after their short terms are over. We can and should go back to the natural term limits which are two and four year elections. A glaring piece of legislation that needs some work is the state grabbing professional and driver’s licenses of men and women who owe substantial amounts of child support. I am not for folks who can and don’t or won’t support their kids. But taking a professional license makes continuing to provide services illegal and shuts off funds flowing to support the kids entirely. Likewise suspending drivers licenses limits job opportunities and access to jobs and causes many to either try to continue working without a license or to stop working or applying for work. I would really like to see proof of these laws providing substantial additional support money. And if there is no proof, some smart legislator should make sufficient changes to encourage rather than discourage access to jobs and to the workplace and maximize the amount of support dollars for our kids. Maybe after the elections we can work on these kinds of problem areas together.


Just Ask Dave... by David Eales Publisher/Editor Compensation for services! We all know what it means - giving monetary consideration for services rendered. This could mean anything from paying the repairman when your plumbing or air conditioner gives up the ghost or it could mean the money that you put away all winter to help pay for those necessary lawn services all summer. It also means the compensation that people receive for their everyday labor. We all rely on that end of the week, twice a month or end of the month check that David Eales we receive for working to help pay for the bills that we have acquired either monthly or have accrued during the month. Where would the money come from to pay the Internet bill or the rent if we did not receive compensation? We enjoy the creature comforts that we get from compensation for services. But the true recipients of compensation for services do not quite receive equal pay for service rendered. These recipients are the wonderful men and women who man the boards of our local schools and city councils. Mostly these selfless individuals run for these offices out of a calling to better their communities and schools. Or in some cases where they feel they have a unique skill set that can help other board members in tough times either financially or in some other similar manner. Our communities and children benefit from these individuals who give of their precious time to help figure out how to best guide and direct our schools, our cities our organizations. To say the words compensation for services is so far from the truth - they give numerous hours, donate their time and effort, give up family time to help better ours. And as far as volunteers go, such as Chuck Brazeale, who is the Monroe County representative on the Moberly Area Community Development Corporation who donates his time to this important effort and receives nothing in return except the reward of doing something for his county - I say “THANK YOU.” I say thank you to all those individuals who attend meetings long into the night, meetings that can turn contentious and heated when tough decisions need to be made. I praise these individuals for their service to their families, their communities, their counties and most of all to the residents of each and every county these board members live in. It is because of these individuals and their disregard for compensation for services that we have running water, electricity, classrooms for all our students, quality teachers, good roads, city laws and our quality of life. Again I say - THANK YOU and keep up the good work! Have a great week!


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All yesteryears are reprinted in the exact text of the original issue

90 Years Ago Aug. 25, 1922

In spite of the heat and the drought Monroe County Fair was well attended Patronized last week. Thursday’s receipts were $2,970; Friday’s receipts were $900; Wednesday’s receipts were $1150; Tuesday’s receipts were $590; total receipts were $5,610. While the Association will not make as much money as last year it was well satisfied with the outcome. Heat, drought, and hard times combined to cut the attendance down. There’s no use to go to the Horace Wilkerson orchard for peaches folks. The four hundred bushels he advertised in the Appeal last week were all gone by Saturday night. It beats all what big results big circulation like the Appeal will get! From two to three inches of rain fell in Monroe County Monday night, ending a serve drought. While the corn had been considerably cut, the rain came in time to be of material benefit to most of it. Although badly crippled by the absence of some of the members of its regular lineup, the Paris ball team journeyed to Hunnewell Sunday and captured the game by the one-sided score of 17 – 8. The official count of the primary vote for state officials shows that about 150,000 more Democratic votes were cast than Republican votes. Mr. and Mrs. Jim Herring of Rochester, NY., and Miss Collier of Armstrong, spent the latter part of last week in Paris, visiting Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Pelsue, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Herring and others.

75 Years Ago August 26, 1937

Bill Heathman pulled into the Shelt Randall farm northeast of Paris last Friday with his threshing outfit. He had taken a threshing machine to that farm every year for 22 consecutive years. And this was not all – Bill had pulled his machinery through the same gate everyone of those 22 years. He first used horses for hauling his machine. Next he used a coal-burning tractor engine. Now he uses a modern tractor. A treasurer will be appointed for Monroe County next month. Thus far the Democratic County Committee has not yet met to consider the matter of recommendations. In most counties the committee is submitting three names from which to make a choice. There are two active applications in the field – Lon Jackson of Paris and Mrs. Lucille Piersol of Monroe City. Guy M. Reed, owner of the Paris Hatchery, and city alderman from the second ward for several years, was sworn in Saturday morning as Mayor of Paris, to succeed Clarence Evans, who resigned

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recently. Miss Catherine Heitmeyer of the Granville, 1937 Paris Beauty Queen made a fine showing in the statewide beauty contest at the Fox-Liberty Theatre in Sedalia last week. She was in the first fifty names girls called for the elimination contest on Wednesday night and was left in the contest until all but her and two others had been eliminated. On the final judging of the three, “Miss St. Joseph,” won. Miss Heitmeyer’s expenses were paid by the managers of the state fair contest, from money sent in by the Paris Progressive Club from proceeds from the local contest.

50 Years Ago Aug. 30, 1962

At Washington Monday the Army Engineers recommended to Congress that it authorize Joanna Dam on Salt River near Paris at an estimated cost of $63.3 million. Engineer spokesman told a Senate subcommittee the dam and pumping station, first of its kind in the Midwest, would provide flood control, electric power, navigation, water supply, recreation, fish and wildlife benefits. They recommended local interests be charged with $1908,000 of the cost for water supplies. The action was one of the final steps needed to make the project a reality. Needed at Paris as a courtesy to the hundreds of visitors who come here each season to see our two covered bridges and other historic spots are two things. One is a map of the immediate area, with county and state roads plainly marked and the bridge locations indicated. The second is a system of markers leading to the bridges from Highways 15, 154, and 24. These should be in every café and service station and everywhere else in Paris where visitors stop to ask questions. The courtesy of

friendly assistance to these folks will do as much as anything else to create a good impression of our community and county.

25 Years Ago Aug. 27, 1987 Despite higher-than-normal temperatures and poor weather on many weekend, visitation at the Mark Twain Lake this summer is still running about 12% above last year, according to figures recently released by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. According to the Corps Office, in Monroe City, a total of 1,226,244 people used the facilities at the Mark Twain Lake through the first seven months of 1987. Mrs. Ina Rae Braseale has been elected as the Paris R-II Teacher of the Year for 1987-88. She will represent the Paris R-II faculty in the state contest to choose the Missouri Teacher of the Year. Art Finley, District Governor of Rotary International’s District 605 was the guest speaker at the weekly Rotary Club meeting on August 20. Indian Creek Marina will conduct a grand opening for their new boat sales and service center this Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 29 and 30. Summer is over – school starts next week. Close to 1,000 students are expected to attend Monroe County’s four local schools when they commence next week. Paris and Holiday school districts resume Tuesday, Sept. 1, while Middle Grove starts a day earlier on Monday, August 31. Madison students began classes this past Monday, August 24. There’s a new face carrying the mail on Route 1 out of the Paris Post Office, but this shouldn’t be an unfamiliar one for most residents. Holiday resident and 14-year postal employee Jerry Ragsdale officially began as the Route 1 carrier on Monday, replacing Millie Heathman, who retired earlier this month. Mark and Sandy Ensor, Holliday, are the parents of their first child, a son, born at 4:56 p.m. on August 25 at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia. He has been named Nathan Paul.

Just a Thought

by Lisa Talton

Don’t Give Your Power Away

Each and every day we are blessed to wake up, we are given a choice. A choice to have a good day or a bad day. A choice to let what other people say and do affect how our day goes. It is completely up to us. Now some of you might be saying, “No, I don’t agree because sometimes bad things happen that are beyond my power.” Or maybe you are thinking, “I might start off having a good day but then someone messes it up by saying the wrong thing to me or doing something that bothers me.” My children are notorious for blaming someone else for their wrong attitudes or behaviors. One day my son got in trouble for hitting his brother and was sent to his room. After I gave him some time to think about it, I went into his room to talk. When I asked him why he thought he got in trouble he said that it was because his brother kept repeating everything he said. Being somewhat confused I asked him how his brother repeating him had anything to do with him being in trouble. He went on to say that if his brother would have stopped bothering him then he wouldn’t have had to hit him. I told him he gave his power away.(He looked at me like I was crazy but was kind of intrigued with the word power because of his intense love of super heroes.) I then went on to explain that when his brother was trying to annoy him by repeating everything he said he had other choices he could have picked instead of choosing to hit him which ultimately led to his demise. He had a choice to walk away. He had a choice to ignore him and eventually he would have stopped. Or the most obvious choice-he could have not said anything and then his brother couldn’t repeat him and would have eventually got bored and moved on. Now I said earlier that some of us might think bad things happen beyond our control which make us have a bad day. Yes,

I agree things happen that we can not control but we always have a choice on how we react to those things. Let me give you an example. We have been having problems with our vehicle the last couple of months. It seems like every time we turn around something else is going wrong with it. First we were having problems with the brakes. Now when this happened I have to admit I let it affect my mood. I allowed it to make me cranky towards the kids that day which was not fair because they were innocent bystanders. I was frustrated because it seem liked we just got the brakes fixed not too long ago and now we were having problems with them again. I know I did not pass the test because I let something little put me in a bad mood but I was determined to do better next time. Well, I guess God decided to see if I really meant what I said because I was tested again about a week later when something else went wrong with the car. My son was trying to get out the back door when the handle broke. We could no longer get out that door unless we rolled down the window and opened it up from the outside. I just shook it off and told my children, “At least we have the other door to get out.” Then the next day when I was going to take a walk, I went to lock the doors and realized the switch was broken. Do you know what I did? I started laughing. I can say with all honesty that I did not get aggravated at all. I ended up having a wonderful day because I decided not to let it affect my mood. I instead thanked God that we have transportation because there are tons of people who do not have the luxury. I know the example I gave was something little that happened but sometimes it is the little things that we allow to affect us too much. None of us can escape the ups and downs that we will encounter in this life. We can not control what other people say, do or even think about us. But we can choose to take the high road in how we react to people and our circumstances. It takes work but it is definitely worth it.


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Monroe Manor Spotlight Orma Duncan

How does a Monroe County farm boy end up working for the St. Louis County parks department? If you were Orma Duncan in the 1960s, you went where the jobs were. Born in July 1938, near Thompson, in Audrain County, Orma grew up in rural Monroe County, the fifth oldest child of Roy and Ruby May Duncan’s 11 children family; that consisted of eight boys and three girls. Orma went to work early, quitting school after the eighth grade. He helped his father on the family farm and assisted in his dad’s sheep shearing business, was a hired hand for neighboring farms and got his first job working at Harvey Turner’s gas station and shop. A cousin introduced him to Julia Goosey of Renick, in 1959, and they married that year. Along with a new wife he got her daughter, Roberta McSparren, which he raised as his own child and today she lives in Paris. Orma and Julia went on to have two additional children, Ruby Kelly, who lives in Columbia, and Rodney, who unfortunately died as a result of cancer, at age 40, in 2003. Two older brothers found work in St. Louis and Orma followed them to the metropolitan area, in 1961. He was first employed at a furniture manufacturing company; however, in 1963, he found a perfect job in county government. Al-

Orma Duncan ways an outdoorsman, Orma was hired as a groundskeeper for the county parks department. Over a quarter of a century Orma worked throughout St. Louis County’s park system. He eventually was promoted to a supervisory position and served as park superintendent in several different county parks including Vintia Park, Sioux Passage Park, Spanish Lake Park, Creve Coeur Park, Greensfelder Park and Bellefotaine Park, where he and his family lived on the grounds. Roberta remembers her dad helping bale hay on park property that was used to feed the feed the buffalo and elk at Lone Elk Park, near Six Flags. She also remembers her mother packing lunches early in the morning and the family going to work

with her father, staying all day, playing in the park while her dad worked. An avid sportsman, Orma was always happy running trout lines and traversing river banks. Roberta says he knew every tree in the woods and the parks. The family spent much time traveling the country, visiting Ruby and her children when her husband was in the Air Force. They also came and went most weekends to the Paris area throughout the year; Orma’s children stayed the summer with their grandparents. Years before he eventually retired in 1998, Orma, with the help of Julia and his large extended family, began construction of a retirement home near Stover, at the Lake of the Ozarks. They manually cleared the acreage of brush and built a one-room cabin. Over the years they continued construction and ended up with a home. Orma lost Julia in 2001 as a result of an aneurysm and coupled with his son’s death two years later, family members fear the combined grief affected him to a point that he never fully recovered. He continued to live at the lake until coming to the Manor in November of 2010. Today, Orma is content with his surroundings and looks forward to seeing his two daughters, four grandchildren, eight remaining siblings and scores of Duncan relatives.

Crain Family recognized at State Fair as Monroe County’s Farm Family POST 221 Fund Raiser (for new furnace)

Catfish Dinner

Legion Hall • Sunday, Sept. 9 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Catfish, Fried Potatoes, Baked Beans, Relish Tray, Cornbread and Dessert Tea and Coffee Price: $7.00 12 & over Under 4: FREE Carry Outs are Available

First row - Joe Crain, Mary Ellen Crain and Will Crain. Second row - Dr. Michael Ouart, Vice Provost, Office of Research & Extension; Sherry Jones, Missouri State Fair Commission; Jack Magruder, Missouri State Fair Commission; Jon Hagler, Director, Missouri Department of Agriculture; Emily Wood, 2012 Missouri State Fair Queen; Ronald Scheiderer, Missouri State Fair Commission.

Joe and Mary Ellen Crain and son, Will, of Monroe City were among the 108 families honored during the Missouri State Fair’s Farm Family Day, Aug. 13. The Crain’s were selected as the Monroe County Missouri State Fair Farm Family by the Monroe County Extension Council and Monroe County Farm Bureau. Each year the fair sets aside a day to recognize farm families from across the state who are active in their community, involved in agricultural activities and who participate in local extension educational

programs such as 4-H and FFA. The Crain’s are very active in the Monroe County 4-H program as project leaders, Mary Ellen is the Secretary for the Monroe County Extension Council, Joe serves as the President of the Monroe County Farm Bureau Young Farmers. The annual event was sponsored by Missouri Farm Bureau, Missouri Department of Agriculture, Missouri State Fair, University of Missouri Extension and the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources.



Madison Library Madison Library

Tuesday, Sept. 25, 3 - 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, 5 - 7 p.m.

Monroe City Senior Center Monroe City Senior Center

Monday, Sept. 24, 3 - 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, 5 - 7 p.m.

Paris Senior Center Paris Senior Center

Friday, Sept. 28, 10:30 a.m. - noon Friday, Oct. 12, 10:30 a.m. - noon

Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012


Paris Rotary Club sponsors short term exchange program

Paris Rotary Club officials President Paula Delaney and Assistant District Governor Lloyd Miller welcome local Rotary Short term exchange student Kenzie Dye and Spanish exchange student Berta Ribas. The Paris Rotary Club sponsored the short term exchanges with Spain and the United States. Left to right, President Delaney, Berta Ribas, Kenzie Dye, and Gov. Miller. APPEAL PHOTO

Dakota Moyers graduates Navy Basic Training Navy Seaman Recruit Dakota Lee L. Moyers, a 2009 graduate of Paris High School, Paris, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. During the eight-week program, Moyers completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness. The capstone event of boot camp is “Battle Stations”. This exercise gives recruits the skills and confidence they need to succeed in the fleet. “Battle Stations” is designed to galvanize the basic warrior attributes of sacrifice, dedication,

teamwork and endurance in each recruit through the practical application of basic Navy skills and the core values of Honor, Courage

and Commitment. Its distinctly ‘’Navy’’ flavor was designed to take into account what it means to be a Sailor.

4 Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012 Madison Homemakers Club meets Aug. 23 with 18 members, five guests

The Madison Homemakers Club met on August 23 at the Community Center with 18 members and 5 guests present. Guests were Bonnie Pollard Miller, Gail Thomas, Joan Joseph, Eve Bagby, and Marie Arp. Gail has decided to join our club. President Karen Forsyth opened the meeting by having us recite the Pledge of Allegiance and the Membership Pledge. Joyce Narveson read the devotional “To A Dear Friend” which Phyllis Dixon asked her to read. We then played a game titled “What Kind of Bar” brought by Darleen McNutt. Roll call was answered with a “housecleaning hint.” Old business involved reviewing plans for the Hannibal riverboat cruise that we are taking on September 27. We are to meet at the Community Center at 8 a.m. Upon reaching Hannibal we will take the trolley tour (cost $9.25), take time for lunch, and board the riverboat for the 1:30 p.m. cruise. The cost of the cruise is $15. Several people added to the list of upcoming events in the community: Aug. 27 - Health Clinic at the Community Center 2-4 p.m. Sept. 3 - 2nd annual fish fry at Mt. Airy Baptist Church Sept. 8 - Middle Grove Christian Church fish fry Sept. 29 - Elsie Mallory’s 90th birthday party at the Community Center 2-4 p.m. Oct. 22 - Red Cross Blood Drive End of October - final time to turn in names for community birthday calendar sponsored by the Madison Lion’s Club Nov. 3 - 22nd annual senior citizen turkey dinner at Grace United Methodist Church Kathy McCoy had the program. She told of her travel to Key West, FL. While there she visited President Harry Truman’s “little White House.” It is the only Presidential museum in FL. Pres. Truman was the 33rd president of the U.S., was born in Lamar,

and his family moved to Independence, when he was 6 years old. Key West is the southernmost city in the U.S., and is just 90 miles from Cuba. They have never experienced frost. She also visited Ernest Hemingway’s home located on 1 acre of ground. Most homes are on small plots. The Hemingway property was the first to have a swimming pool. He owned the property since 1931 - he died in 1961. Kathy is very interested in history and told other interesting facts. She has visited other presidential libraries and museums as well. Bonnie Crain won the drawing for the hostess gift. Kathy Chandler received a Secret Pal gift. The Club Collect was recited and the meeting adjourned for refreshments of tea sandwiches and fruit salad furnished by Joyce Narveson and Phyllis Dixon.

Madison TIMES

Madison Royalty attends State Fair Courtney Hendren, Miss Monroe County, the 20 year old daughter of John and Bonny Hendren, and Jessie Walter, Miss Madison, the 17 year old daughter of Wayne and Elizabeth Walter, of Madison, were at the State Fair competing in the State Fair Queen Pageant and ran into Larry Jones. Jones is the fire chief of the Madison Fire Department. He was in Sedalia serving on the State Fair Fire Department as a volunteer. Lindsey Hendren, 15 year old daughter of John and Bonny Hendren, of Madison, competed in the Soy Food Demonstrations at the Missouri State Fair on Friday, Aug. 10. Lindsey received 1st place in the 14 and older class for her Soy Blueberries Muffins. Lindsey was one of 300 youth selected to give demonstration in the 4-H building at the Missouri State Fair. 4-H’ers compete at county events for the privilege of

Left to right, Courtney Hendren, Fire Chief Larry Jones and Jessie Walter at the State Fair. SUBMITTED PHOTOS

Lindsey Hendren whips up some Soy Muffins!

presenting a demonstration at the State Fair.

a 9th and 15th place on her hams.

Lindsey also entered two hams

Madison Lioness meet at jacs Restaurant discuss plans for tractor pull, by-laws The Madison Lioness met on Tuesday, Aug. 7, at Jacs Restaurant, in Paris, with 14 members present. President Karen Thomas led the Pledge to the flag. The minutes of the last meeting were read by Darleen McNutt in the absence of Secretary Kathy McCoy. The treasurer’s report was given by Karen Forsyth. New Business: Motion was made by Darleen to buy cards and postage for the Hospitality Chairman Linda Breid. It was seconded by Connie Nichols, and carried. Linda asked Club members to call her when they know of an occasion when a card needs to be sent. On Saturday, Sept. 1, we will sell the glow bracelets at the Madison Garden Tractor pull. Kathy and Linda were in the parade on July 7 with the Lioness banner on Kathy’s golf cart. It was so hot!

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Gail Thomas set up the table and made signs for the bracelet sales at the Car Show, and was assisted by Mary Jane Spurgeon and Darleen. Karolyn Thomas, Darleen, and Karen Thomas sold them at the tractor pull. After discussion, decisions on the

proposed by-laws and budget were tabled until the next meeting. The traveling prize was won by Lynda Blades, and the hostess gift by Selma Lou Griffith. The next meeting will be on Sept. 4, with Selma Lou and Phyllis Dixon as hostesses.

Joyful Sound will be in concert at the Brush Arbor Baptist Church this Friday evening, Aug. 24, at 7 p.m. The church is located north of Perry on Route J. Everyone is invited to come and be blessed as Brenda and Diane share in testimony and song.

The duo is gearing up for a busy fall, including three Womens Retreats as well as a busy concert schedule. Anyone desiring to schedule Joyful Sound for an upcoming event or a concert is invited to call Brenda at 327-4325 or Diane at 573-819-0588.

Joyful Sound to perform at Brush Arbor Baptist Church

in the heavy weight country cured ham division, she received

Business Men’s Association discuss MoDOT purchase The Madison Business Men’s Association held their monthly meeting on Monday, Aug. 6, at Becky’s Restaurant. President Becky Pierce called the meeting to order. The secretary’s and treasurer’s report were both approved as presented. An election of officers was held with the following being elected: James Lee Johnston, president; Junior Hulen, vice-president; Twana Hulen, secretary; and Cindy Hultz, treasurer. Discussion of the fall Demolition Derby on Saturday, Sept. 8 was then held. Other items discussed included the possibility of purchasing the MoDot property that is for sale on the northeast side of town. The new officers were asked to pursue this. Other items discussed the possibility of volunteering to

sponsor the annual car show if the Madison Area Community Betterment does not want to continue its sponsorship of this event. It was also suggested that a discussion of the Christmas light be held soon. The association met again on Sunday, Aug. 26, with the main agenda item being the Demo Derby to be held in two weeks. Several volunteered for various responsibilities. There is still a need for volunteers to work at the entrance gates and in the concession stand. Anyone willing to volunteer some time for this should contact Cindy Hultz. The next meeting will be on Sunday, Oct. 7, 6:30 p.m., at Becky’s Restaurant. All business owners in the Madison area invited to attend.

Monroe County Appeal, Paris, Mo. •


Senior Center News WEEKLY MENU

September 3--September 7

Lunch Served Monday-Friday -11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Monday - Baked Pork Chop, Fried Potatoes, Mixed Vegetables, Grape Salad, Herb Cheese Biscuit Tuesday - Chicken Strips, Loaded Mashed Potatoes, Spinach Bake, Melon Chunks, Wheat Bread Wednesday - Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes, Peas & Pearl Onions, Caesar Salad, Peach/Blueberry Cobbler,Wheat Bread Thursday - Baked Ham, Fresh Sweet Potato, Mac & Cheese, Lima Beans, Pineapple Pudding, Cornbread Friday - Fried Chicken, Potato Wedges, Cole Slaw, Corn, Strawberries, Biscuit

Hand & Foot • Bingo •The Hand & Foot Club met on Thursday, Aug. 23, at the Paris Senior Center with 16 members participating. •Drawing for the meal tickets was held and the winners were: L. Hollingsworth and Dorothy Hufty. •Bingo was held on Monday, Aug. 27, with 15 people participating. The winners of a meal ticket were Ted Ball, Eileen King and Jerry Hartel •Call us for all your catering needs. Anything from Fried Chicken with all the sides to your favorite desserts. •Contact the Senior Center!

Along Life’s Highways and Byways by jere el

As you travel along Life’s Highways and Byways there is one road, Highway 154 that will lead you to the little berg of Perry, where there is always something to do. Perry is located only eight miles from Clarence Cannon Dam and Mark Twain Lake, where the fishing I hear hasn’t been very good lately. But if you are marking your calendar for upcoming events, start with Sat., Sept. 8 where you can attend the Amanda Jaspering Memorial Garden; Garden Tractor Pull beginning at 5 p.m. at the Perry City Park with good food and a great time, going to a worthy cause. I’ll have more on this event next week. If you like garage sales, and who doesn’t, Perry will be holding their all-town yard sales on Sat., October 6. Watch for locations and items that some have for sale at a later date. Things are slowing down now that school is officially back into session. But I’ll try to keep you updated on all events. If you have anything you would like to tell the public about in next weeks issue, just give me a call at 573-473-7644 before Friday . Hope everyone has a great week...

Paris R-II School Menu Sept. 3-7

Breakfast Menu

Monday - No School Tuesday - No School Wednesday - Breakfast Burrito with Salsa, Hash Brown Patty, Fresh Fruit or General Mills Cereal, Yogurt, Fresh Fruit or Oatmeal, Yogurt, Fresh Fruit Thursday - Waffle Sundae, Chilled Fruit or General Mills Cereal, Toast and Jelly, Chilled Fruit or Oatmeal, Toast and Jelly, Chilled Fruit Friday - Biscuits and Gravy, Sausage, Fresh Fruit or General Mills Cereal, Yogurt, Fresh Fruit or Oatmeal, Yogurt, Fresh Fruit

Lunch Menu

Monday - No School Tuesday - No School Wednesday - Chicken Patty or Roast Turkey, Mashed Potatoes with Gravy, Broccoli Carrot Mix, Apricot Cup, Chilled Fruit, OPAA! Hot Roll or Caesar Chef Salad, Baby Carrots with Dip, Apricot Cup, Chilled Fruit, OPAA! Hot Roll Thursday - Lasagna with WG Italian Bread or Pig in a Blanket, Fresh Garden Salad, Green Beans, Fresh Orange Smiles, Chilled Fruit, OPAA! Italian Bread or Fajita Chicken Salad, Fresh Tomatoes, Fresh Orange Smiles, Chilled Fruit, Corn Muffin Friday - OPAA! Pepperoni Pizza or Italian Sub or BBQ Brisket on Bun, Red Pepper Rings, Corn, Fresh Melon, Chilled Fruit or Chef Salad, Corn, Fresh Melon, Chilled Fruit, OPAA! Hot Roll


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John Wampler, Food Drive Coordinator for the Central Missouri Food Bank serves lunch at the Paris Senior Citizen’s Center with cook Mary Putnam APPEAL PHOTO

Monroe County Health Dept. receives flu vaccine

The Monroe County Health Department has received its first shipment of flu vaccine. Residents may come to the health department in Paris beginning Monday, Sept. 17, to receive vaccinations. If a person is unable to come to the health department, MCHD staff will hold special flu clinics at the following locations and times to better serve all residents.

each year is always a good idea, and the protection you get from vaccination will last throughout the flu season. What actions can I take to protect myself and my family against the flu this season? CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine as the first and most important step in protecting against this serious disease. While there are

Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012


Fall cleanup of Agape House scheduled Wednesday, Oct. 17 Agape House of Vandalia board members learned at their August 21 meeting that a team of six offenders from WERDCC will perform fall housecleaning tasks on Wednesday, October 17. Members will prepare and serve lunch to the crew and their supervisors. In other business, house manager, Doris Donoho, reported 60 guests, including 11 children, stayed at the house in July. Repairs were made to a pipe leak at the hot water heater. The manager also reported having worked three extra days during the month to accommodate family members in Vandalia to pick up persons being released from the correctional centers. Veanna Snodgrass and Carlene Galloway will represent Agape House at the annual State of the Community event, sponsored by Mexico Area Chamber of Commerce Tuesday, Aug. 28. Guest surveys were reviewed. A large majority of the responses were “excellent”, both for the facility and the manager. One guest did express the need for security cameras while another guest commented on how safe they felt at the facility.

Holbrook, Sterling Holbrook, Elwood LaRue, Floy Oliver, Kay Robnett, and Snodgrass.

Board members present were Galloway, Janet Heim, Karen

The next meeting will be held Tuesday, Sept. 18, at 4 p.m. Monetary gifts received in July include the following: United Way of Audrain County; Providence Concord Presbyterian Church and Edgewood Baptist Church of Bowling Green; Bethlehem Baptist Church of Centralia; Ramsey Creek Baptist Church of Clarksville; Curryville Baptist Church and Elm Grove Baptist Church of Curryville; Farber Baptist Church and Gladys Williams of Farber; Grand Crossing Baptist Association of Fulton; Circle of Friends of Martinsburg; Lockewood Park Baptist Church and Friendship Baptist Church of Mexico; Peter Simpson of Atwater, Minnesota; Mill Creek Baptist Church of Silex; Mike Brown of Springfield; Mary Scheffler of Leander, Texas; John Yost and Hopewell Baptist Church of Thompson; and First Baptist Church, First Presbyterian Church, and First Christian Church, all of Vandalia. Non-monetary gifts were received: printer cartridges for recycling by Lisa Lauer of Bellflower and Bourbon United Methodist Church.

Beginning Tuesday, Aug. 28, Missourians noticed new signs reminding motorists to slow down or change lanes when approaching emergency or maintenance vehicles parked on the shoulder. The top of the sign will feature black letters on a yellow background, drawing attention to the message and aligning Missouri’s sign design with those of other states. Governor Jay Nixon signed legislation to expand the 2002 “Slow Down and Move Over” law which protects law enforcement and now includes MoDOT vehicles parked with amber and white lights flashing. “About 2,400 MoDOT employ-

ees work on Missouri highways every day, often in high-volume traffic,” said MoDOT State Maintenance Engineer Beth Wright. “Their number-one priority is to work safely. We appreciate every effort to help get them home safely every day.” The new law also includes certain MoDOT vehicles in the legal definition of emergency vehicles. Now, when responding to an emergency, MoDOT Motorist Assist or Emergency Response vehicle operators can display red lights and use a siren. They will do so only to alert motorists stopped in an emergency traffic queue to yield the right-of-way.

“Move Over Law” now applies to MoDOT vehicles Routine clinic hours at the health department are every Monday, from 8 - 10 a.m., and routine clinic hours at the Monroe City Nutrition Center are every Monday, from 3 - 4 p.m., and every Thursday, from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Questions to ask yourself: What should I do to prepare for this flu season? The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends a yearly flu vaccine for everyone 6 months of age and older as the first and most important step in protecting against this serious disease. While there are many different flu viruses, the flu vaccine is designed to protect against the three main flu strains that research indicates will cause the most illness during the flu season. Getting the flu vaccine as soon as it becomes available

many different flu viruses, the flu vaccine protects against the three main flu strains that research indicates will cause the most illness during the flu season. In addition, you can take everyday preventive steps like staying away from sick people and washing your hands to reduce the spread of germs. If you are sick with flu, stay home from work or school to prevent spreading influenza to others. Is there treatment for the flu? Yes. If you get sick, there are drugs that can treat flu illness. They are called antiviral drugs and they can make your illness milder and make you feel better faster. They also can prevent serious flu–related complications, like pneumonia. For further information, please call the Monroe County Health Department at (660) 327-4653.

Madison C-3 Schools Sept. 3-7

Breakfast Menu

Monday - No School Tuesday - WG Blueberry Pancakes, Sausage, Juice, Milk Wednesday - Sausage and Cheese Biscuit, Fresh Fruit, Milk Thursday - WG Cereal, WW Toast, Orange Wedge, Milk Friday - Biscuit with Sausage Gravy, Juice, Milk

Lunch Menu

Monday - No School Tuesday - Chicken and Noodles, Wheat roll, Sliced Carrots, Apple, Milk Wednesday - Corn Dog, Tri Tater, Romaine Salad, Peach Halves, Milk Thursday - WG Spaghetti with Meat Sauce, French Bread, Green Beans, Fruit Mix, Milk Friday - Taco, Refried Beans, Snickerdoodle, Juice Bar, Milk **Alternative luncheon option available daily WW = Whole Wheat WG = Whole Grain Menus subject to change

Holliday C-2 School Sept. 3-7

Breakfast Menu

Monday - No School • Tuesday - No School Wednesday - Cereal, Toast, Fruit Cocktail, Milk Thursday - Sausage Cheese Biscuit, Banana, Cereal, Juice, Milk Friday - Cinnamon Roll, Sausage Patty, Pears, Cereal, Juice, Milk

Lunch Menu

Monday - No School • Tuesday - No School Wednesday - Country Fried Steak, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Peaches, Hot Rolls, Milk Thursday - Taco, Lettuce and Tomato, Pineapple, Chocolate Chip Cookie, Milk Friday - Chef Salad, Mandarin Oranges, Crackers, ND Spice Cake, Milk ***Cereal is served as an alternate choice for breakfast ***Milk is offered with each meal


Couples Night Golf Two Men and Two Women Scotch Doubles Saturday, Sept. 15 MARK TWAIN COUNTRY CLUB


Golf Ball Provided Snack Provided Winning Teams will receive prizes Other Fun Stuff will be given away when finished 100% of the proceeds will go to the Paris High School Golf Teams! Contact: Michelle and Brad Callison for more info: 573-721-1460 or 573-721-5291

Salt River Community Care now offers Outpatient Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy along with Inpatient stays for short or long term. Contact us at 573-588-4175 or check out our web site at 142 Shelby Plaza Shelbina, MO Libby Youse, Administrator.

6 Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012 Holliday Christian Church

Pastor David Holmes

Sally Blakemore, pianist opened the morning worship service with the prelude, Carole Roberts served as candle lighters. Opening hymn for the service was “Stand Up for Jesus”. Announcements were the fish fry to be Friday, Sept. 14 and the Harvest dinner in October. A thank you note from Peggy Kirkpatrick was read for the donation to the food bank from the church. Birthdays this week were Tara Ballinger, Chet McMorris, Tanya Ragsdale and Daryl Thrasher announced his twin daughters, grand daughter and mother also had birthdays. Prayer concerns are for Margie Lute, Shirley Carter and Leisa Holmes. Joys shared was the engagement of Berna and Nellis Kotenburgs son, Randon. “Beautiful Garden” was the prayer hymn followed by the pastoral prayer and “The Lord’s Prayer” repeated in unison. Communion hymn was “ Lord Speak to Me”. Serving as Elders were Jerry Ragsdale and Phil Blakemore and Deacons were Daryl Thrasher and Nellis Kotsenberg. Scripture reading for the service was from John 6:56-69. The Ministries Message title was, Lord, you really do have the words for life.” Hymn of invitation and dedication was “Lord Lifted Me” with chasing prayer followed by the “Spirit Song”. Bible study was opened by prayer from Jim McMorris and reading “The Devils Beatitude”. Scripture study was Matthew 26. “The Plot against Jesus”. Worship service at Holliday Christian Church is at 9:30 a.m. and Bible Study at 10:30 a.m. All are welcome to attend.

Paris First Christian Church Pastor Donna Scott The Paris First Christian Church held a worship service on Sunday, Aug. 26, with Reverend Donna Scott officiating. Her morning message, “Do You See? Do You Hear? Do You Know?,” on Jesus curing a blind man, was based on Mark 8:22-26. The Call to Worship and all the hymns reflected on our eyes and what we see. Junior Church continues to be held each Sunday at 10:45 a.m., and all youth are welcome to attend. This week the Junior Church kids discussed and acted out ways to stand up for Jesus. Upcoming announcements include: Sunday, Sept. 2 - Praise and Worship Sunday; Monday, Sept. 3 - Office closed; and Wednesday, Sept. 12 - Board Meeting 7:30 p.m. Those celebrating a birthday this week are Cole Lockhart, Billy “Tuck” Mitchell, Aurora Beckman, Duane Elliot, and Anita Ness. The Elder’s Helping Hands for September are Larry Castleman and Anita Ness. The church may be contacted by calling (660) 327-4440 or e-mailing fc418@ Pastor Donna Scott may be reached at (660) 327-1355 or (314) 769-4362. The monthly Bible memory verse is: For I am not ashamed of the gospel; it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who has faith. Romans 1:16 (NRSV). The thought for the week is: Tears are often the means by which we see God’s rainbow of promises.

Santa Fe Christian Church

Pastor Kenny Sharp

Sunday morning’s message was titled, “Setting the Example of Obedience”. Pastor Kenny Sharp chose Luke 22: 42 for the scripture reading. The definition of obedience is doing what the Master requires of you and it comes down to us through love and being obedient to the will of God. Pastor Kenny spoke of four steps on how to stay obedient to God - 1) love God first, 2), love your enemies, 3) learn to hate the things in this world that go against God, and, 4) love God’s promises. He closed with a reading from 1 John 5: 1-5 and reminded us that as long as we stand firm in our faith with Jesus Christ, we will be over-comers of this world. Tootsie Peak spoke with the children about our sisters and brothers of the church. Church members are our family since we are all children of God through faith and Christ. All fellow believers are our brothers and sisters. Children’s ministry was led by Brian Chase and Cassie Olivas. Prayers were requested for the family of Richard Drew, the daughterin-law of Richard Drew, the family of Madilyn St. Clair, Tonya Knight, Ethan and Vallie (former students of Kasey Bell), Jill Lewellen, Luke Olivas, Helen Sharp, Virginia Carter, Dakota Anderson, Frances Thomas, the family of Laura Garner, the family of Richard Jones, and Dana Christiansen. Traveling mercies were requested for Jeff and Molly Crain and family. Praises were shared for Keith Woodhurst having a good report from his doctor and the 64th wedding anniversary of Evert and Dorothy Kendrick on Aug. 29. A thank you card was read from the Inter-Church Council for our donation and John Theis sent a word of thanks for the card he received. Happy Birthday was sung to Andi Holmes, Lena Sharp and Dane Kendrick. DATES TO REMEMBER: Sept. 2 - promotion Sunday; Sept 14 - Casting Crowns at the Oakley-Lindsey Center in Quincy; Sept. 16 - church picnic; Oct. 8 - Women’s salad supper; Oct. 19 and 20 - Festival of Sharing Bible study will be held Wednesday evening. Next Sunday, Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m., with worship services following at 10:30 a.m.

Madison Christian Church

Pastor David Holmes

Services were held at Madison Christian Church on Sunday, August 26, with 60 members in attendance at both services. Rev. Holmes led the Minister’s Greetings and Announcements and the morning prayer. The Aeult Choir sang “Calvary Medley” as special music. Communion was shared and tithes were offered. The morning scripture was taken from John 6:56-69 and Rev. Holmes delivered a message entitled “Jesus Christ Saves us from Ourselves”. All were invited to Christian Discipleship. Announcements: Junior high and high school youth group resume meeting on Wednesday nights at 6:30 p.m. this week. All youth from 5th grade through high school are welcome. September 8; Official board Meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Sept. 9 and 23: Early “contemporary” worship will be held, beginning at 8 a.m. Anyone wising to worship early is welcome to come for singing, prayer, meditation, communion, and fellowship. Sept. 14 and 15: Work days at the church for painting and cleaning. All help will be appreciated. Serving next week: Darleen McNutt and Linda Wood, Elders; Christion Hulen, Kahler Mitchell, Angela Purdy and Taylor Salmons, Deacons. Darleen McNutt, communion preparer. All are welcome to attend Sunday services.

Church NEWS

South Fork Presbyterian

Pastor John Grimmett

The Sunday, Aug. 26 services at South Fork Presbyterian church began with Patti Grimmett playing “Open Our Eyes/Be Thou My Vision” on the piano followed by she and Pastor John Grimmett playing guitar to “Blessed Assurance”; “’Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus”; and Debbie Carey leading in song to “Open My Eyes That I May See”; “O For a Faith That Will Not Shrink” and “Threefold Amen”. Pastor John led the scripture reading from Psalm 31 and all said the Unison Prayer. Praises that Pastor John and Patti are back; God is Good; the fish fry cemetery committee made a nice donation to the church; thank you from Victoria Huff; Becca Rothermich new job; Amanda Grimmett new job; historical society ladies to be cleaning the cemetery this week; and prayer for Elizabeth Stamp; James Booth; Crystal Carey; Melody Rahmeyer’s sister; the Rahmeyer family; the family of little Madeline Rose; and the Tilt family followed by all saying the Lord’s Prayer. Special music was provided by Pastor John and Patti playing guitar and singing the beautiful song “Jesus Draw Me Ever Nearer”. The message “Are You Sure?” was based on scripture from Luke 17:6, when you have faith and connect with God be prepared for amazing things to happen. Jesus performed miracles; sometimes we don’t want to know what the bible really means - don’t carry a little tin cup for faith - run to Jesus with two five gallon buckets to get filled with faith and hope...Jesus said everything is possible for those who believe in me... Jesus said come to me just as you are--. Are you sure of what God can do for you? Yes, He can heal the sick - the marriage - the broken hearted...He is the way to peace... Pray this prayer “Lord I can’t do it - but YOU can!” If you have faith as small as a mustard seed - all things are possible... Max Tilt led the offertory as Patti played “Isn’t He?” and all sang the “Doxology”. Patti played “The Battle Belongs to the Lord” as all retired to Roth Hall in fellowship with coffee and donuts. Services are held every Sunday at 9 a.m. and all are welcome to come hear the word of the Lord.

Perry Christian Church

Pastor David Todd

“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.” This is the great and first commandment. This meditation was the Perry Christian Church of August 26 worship service theme. “Cleanse Me” was sung by Arlen Provancha. Pastor Todd greeted guests. We were happy to have Ruby Harris with us. There will be a short business meeting after the service. The September newsletter is ready to be picked up. “Give Thanks” was the praise hymn. Ronnie Cragen had the good news that Amber had received her Nurse Practioner Degree.” “Take Time to Be Holy” led to morning prayers and concerns for Gene Schlueter and the families of Carol Little, Laura Garner and Madeline St. Clair. “Bless His Holy Name” was the response. Pastor Todd gave a meditation for the Lord’s Supper. “Why Should He Love Me So?” was sung. Joyce Coleman and Floyd Seelow served as elders. Deacons were Wyatt Lewellen, Anthony Elam and Glenna Johnson. “Count on God” was the special from the children. Alisha Eisele then quizzed them about ‘following the leader’ and following God. John 6:60-71 was read by Amanda Johnson for the pastor’s sermon “Why Is It Hard To Be a Faithful Christian?”. It is important to accept God in our life each day and to pray each day to receive God’s promise for the Greatest Gift of All. “Spirit of the Living God” was the invitation hymn. After the benediction “Revive Us Again” was sung closing the service.

Paris First Baptist Church

Pr. Wesley Hammond

Worship service began with Cathy Miller’s prelude and Gale Wilkerson gave the invocation. Brenda Ensor provided special piano music accompanying the choir during the Personal Worship Moment, and the choir special, “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing”. Announcements: Sunday, Sept. 2, Sunday school, 9:30 a.m., morning worship 10:45 a.m., Carry-in-meal, 12 noon and following the meal the youth will have a dessert auction; also on Sunday, evening worship, 6:30 p.m., and GA’s 6:30 p.m.; New Bible study beginning Wednesday, Sept. 5, 7 p.m., at Richard and Wanda Boggs’ home, led by David Charlick. Thursday, Sept. 6, 3 p.m., meeting of planning committee for TeamKid; new helpers are also welcome. Marsha Threlkeld announced new plans for those going to the Women of Faith meeting November 3 and 4; if you have not made plans and you wish to go let her know. Diana Hammond announced the youth were considering serving a Thanksgiving meal at our church. Be in prayer about this and let her know if you can be available to help. Cheryl Gholson gave the children’s sermon. She talked about exercising and told them of a fancy machine she had gotten for this purpose. She really did not want to do the exercises. She decided to put the book under her pillow at night. Do you think she could get exercise that way? Some said ‘yes’ and others ‘no’. Can we put the Bible under our pillow when we sleep and learn to read the Bible? We have to open the Bible, and learn to read it to be a follower of Jesus and to pray. We also have to behave and follow parents’ instructions. The children also helped lead the singing of “Lord, I Lift Your Name on High”. Courtney Bell led children’s church. Reverend Wesley Hammond’s sermon title was “Life Together: Living For …” from Colossians 1:24-29. Paul, the writer of Colossians, was trying to help and strengthen people in their struggles with surrounding false teaching. He considered himself a servant of God’s commission given to him. The mystery mentioned in verse 26 is not a secret for a select few but it is life changing to all who believe in Jesus and accept him as their Savior. Our hope in glory through Christ far surpasses our valued earthly possession and is what we are living for thru Christ. At the conclusion of the service Emma and David Parker came forward accepting Christ in their life and requesting baptism.

Bethel Baptist Church

Pastor Russell Birge

Good news! Pastor Russell Birge preaches every Sunday morning at 10:45 a.m. at Bethel Baptist Church. Bethel Baptist Church is located eight miles east of Cairo on Highway K and eight miles northwest of Madison on Highway K. Everyone is invited to join our family-friendly church every Sunday. We also enjoy special fellowship with a second Saturday of the month breakfast at 8:45 a.m. and a third Sunday of the month carry-in dinner at the church. Everyone is invited to attend church services every Sunday and to share in our special fellowship times.

Monroe County Appeal, Paris, Mo. •

Madison Baptist Church

Pastor Mike Forte

Morning Services began Sunday, Aug. 26 With the dedication of Joesph Forte infant son of Pastor Mike and Christy Forte. Both Bro. Mike and Christy’s fathers are ministers and performed the dedication service. Music was led by Mark Lowery assisted by Andrew summers on the sound system. Morning services begin with Sunday school at 10 a.m. we offer classes for all ages followed by worship service at 11 a.m. Sunday Evening services began at 6 p.m. Live music was performed by our own Andrew Summers on guitar, Bobby Johnston on drums and Nathaniel Person lead singer with Nathan Ess on sound system. Andrew gave the message for the evening services. There were 18 youth and five adults in attendance. Evening services are “Youth Driven and Youth Led” but open to all ages, featuring modern day Christian contemporary/ rock. If you want to a true blessing please join us! For more information or prayer request call Pastor Mike Forte 573 -682 - 7928 For a ride in Madison area call Debbie Ratley 660-291-4243

Paris Presbyterian Church

Pastor John Grimmett

The Paris Presbyterian Church held worship service Sunday, Aug. 26. Patti Grimmett served as the organist. She led us into worship service with, “Open Our Eyes.” Next we lifted our hears in Praise with, “Blessed Assurance,” and “Jesus All for Jesus.” Pastor John Grimmett gave a scripture reading from Psalm 31. Next Pastor John Grimmett led the congregation in a unison prayer. The beginning hymn was, “Great Is Thy Faithfulness.” Pastor John Grimmett gave the scripture reading from Luke 17:6. He delivered the message, “Are You Sure.” Patti and John Grimmett performed the special music piece, “Jesus Draw Me Nearer.” Patti Grimmett led us out of worship service with, “The Battle Belongs to the Lord.” The Paris Presbyterian Church will hold worship service Sunday, Sept. 2. Adult Sunday school begins at 9:30 am, children’s Sunday school at 10 a.m., followed by worship service at 10:45 a.m. Anyone is welcome to attend.

Mt. Airy Baptist Church

Pastor Robt. Cavanaugh

On August 26, church services began with the pastor giving an opening prayer. Regular church meetings of the week were announced and all were encouraged to attend. Announcements included the community Fish Fry at the church on September 3, from 5-7 pm. The community is invited. There is no charge but a love offering will be accepted for the youth mission trip. The youth will serve the meal. A thank you card from Holiday School for supplies was read. This week’s message was titled “The Beatitudes Pt.6” and came from Matt. 5:9: ‘Blessed are the peacemakers; for they will be called children of God. Everyone wants peace in life. The world tries to make peace on their own terms but cannot do so because they are sinful. The sinful nature cannot make peace with God or other men. Only through the righteousness of Christ can true peace be made. Peacemakers can only be children of God who bring others to peace with God.

Madison United Methodist

Rev. Bonnie Sudsberry

Grace United Methodist, Madison, held worship service, Sunday, Aug. 26. Pastor Bonnie Sudsberry gave the message, “The Temple Built by God for God,” based on Kings 8 & Ephesians 8: 10-20. She also gave the Children’s Little Sermon, “Good Deeds.” Monday, Sept. 3, the Adult Bible Study meets at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5, is Administrative Council meeting 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, Youth Fish Fry 5 p.m. for the whole church. Sunday, Sept. 16, Youth Fundraiser Spaghetti Dinner, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with a pie auction. We have a new list for kits on the table to be finished up to sign up for Festival of Sharing.

Paris United Methodist

Pastor Lin Donnely

Paris United Methodist Church continues to have Sunday School at 9:30 a.m., with regular worship service at 10:45 a.m. There is also a fellowship gathering at 10:15 a.m., with snacks each Sunday, in the hospitality room. On the Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Pastor Lin spoke from 1 Kings with the story of Solomon. Jacqueline and Jessica Clay served as Acolytes. The men’s choir anthem was “Let There be Peace” accompanied on piano by Harold Johannaber. Media presentation was by Cody Crider added inspiration to the service. The youth group meets each Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m., with a Contemporary Worship Service starting at 6:30 p.m. This week will be movie night. United Methodist Women’s Spiritual Retreat will be held at Camp JOOTA Oct. 12, 13, 14. Cost for weekend is $75. Saturday only is $40. The retreat is a video Bible study by Beth Moore. Deadline for registering is Saturday, Sept. 15. To register go to On the right side, click on Register for 2012 Camp. Follow the steps until you find the Women’s Retreat. If you need assistance contact Mary Jane Havens. UMW met Wednesday, Aug. 22 with nine present. Allie Shrader led the program “Walk with Wholeness”. The group hosted the Monroe Manor Birthday Party with bingo prizes for everyone. Plans were discussed for UMW Sunday to be held this fall. Candle Burning in memory and in honor will be held at that time. Women interested in mission work for women & children are invited to join the Paris UMW. District UMW meeting will meet at Camp JO-OTA Saturday, Sept. 15. Program will be an introduction to a Mini-School mission studies “Poverty” and “Immigration and the Bible”. All are invited to worship with us. Service starts at 10:45 a.m.

Granville Christian Church

Pastor Fran Schnarre

The annual Granville fish fry drew 60 to the church a week ago Wednesday night. Our Labor Day weekend worship this Sunday will focus on our vocation, what God calls us to do in this world. September 16 is Back-to-Church Sunday. Saturday night, September 29 will be our first Birthday Bash, a night of fun celebration with people of all ages. We are still seeking names of soldiers in the combat zone in order to send a care package. Please forward names to Brenda Coffman. Granville Church is a place of peace, sharing and joy. We worship together on the first, third and fifth Sundays of the month at 11 a.m. (Upcoming dates: Sept. 2, 16 and 30). Sunday School for all ages is held every Sunday at 10 a.m.


Monroe County Appeal, Paris, Mo. •

Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012

Waging a War Against Wrinkles Even if you feel young, vibrant, and full of energy on the inside, you may still find that wrinkles on your skin bring your age up a few notches. People who work to protect their skin throughout their lives can help prevent wrinkles. But even if the wrinkles have already arrived, plenty of anti-aging treatments can help diminish signs that proclaim how many birthdays you’ve celebrated. As the skin ages, it changes. Skin loses some of its fat content and appears thinner. It also becomes less elastic and shows the effects of the pull of gravity. Genetics, too, will in part determine the wrinkles you’ll get on your face and body. However, you have do have some control — these lifestyle habits can both lead to wrinkles and make existing wrinkles more prominent: Smoking Sun exposure

Sleeping on your side or stomach 4 Ways to Prevent Wrinkles You can avoid some of the factors that make wrinkles worse by following this advice: Always protect your skin from the sun. That means limiting how much time you spend in the sun, slathering your body in sunscreen any time you’re outdoors, and wearing long pants, long-sleeved shirts, and wide-brimmed hats to keep the sun off your skin and guard against wrinkles, age spots, and skin cancer. Don’t smoke. When it comes to smoking, it’s best never to start. But if you are a smoker, stopping now will help keep your skin looking young and prevent wrinkles. It’s never too late to reap the benefits of quitting smoking. Stay out of the tanning bed. Don’t use tanning beds, period. Those rays will damage your skin, leaving you more prone to wrinkles (and possibly skin cancer as well).

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Keep skin hydrated and moisturized. Drink lots of water all the time. Make it a healthy habit while you’re young and continue into your senior years. It’s also important to use a daily moisturizer if your skin is dry to keep it supple and smooth. Your senior years can be one of the most enjoyable and fulfilling times of your life. As the baby boomer generation gets older, the number of senior citizens in the United States is rapidly increasing, and seniors are finding ways to be more active and involved. There are more seniors today than ever before. In 1900, 3.1 million Americans were age 65 and older; by 1994, this number had grown to 33.2 million. Researchers estimate that by 2030, 20 percent of the U.S. population will be senior citizens. So what are some of the key trends in this age group? Better economic position. Thanks to improvements in Social Security and Medicare, the number of seniors below the poverty level has dramatically decreased, from 35 percent in the early 1960s to about 10 percent today. Higher education. More seniors than ever before have completed high school, and it is becoming increasingly common for seniors citizens to have earned a bachelor’s degree or higher. Lasting marriages. The majority of senior citizens younger than 85 are married. Since women tend to live longer than men, older men are twice as likely to be married as elderly women. Longer life expectancy. People are living longer today than in the past, and the number of people who live until age 100 is growing. Better Services and Programs for Senior Citizens. In generations past, people felt that old age was a time to take it easy and slow down. But today senior citizens know that staying active is one of the most important parts of healthy aging.


How Much Sleep Do Seniors Need? Many seniors deal with a number of health problems related to aging — one in particular is not getting enough healthy sleep. It’s not the advancing of age per se that keeps seniors from a good night’s rest, but various sleep disorders or sleep disturbances that often come with age. As we get older, our sleep patterns change and, for starters, seniors do not spend as much time in deep sleep as younger people do. Common symptoms of sleep disorders are: Having trouble falling asleep Waking up very early in the morning Inability to tell night from day Frequent waking in the night What’s Keeping You Awake at Night? Many seniors have problems sleeping because of health conditions — as well as their associated symptoms and medications. Some common senior health issues that can prevent you from getting healthy sleep include: Side effects of prescription medications

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Chronic pain, often from health conditions like arthritis Depression Alcohol consumption Not getting enough exercise Snoring Alzheimer’s disease or a neurological problem Caffeine consumption Frequent urination during the night Biological Issues That Can Cause Sleep Problems It’s also possible that biological changes in seniors contribute to sleep disorders. One theory is that seniors produce and release less of the hormone melatonin that helps people sleep. Another problem is a shifting circadian rhythm, which synchronizes various functions of the body, including sleep. This shift makes older people more tired earlier in the evening, so they go to bed earlier and get up a lot earlier, too. Many seniors also have problems with insomnia, which is often linked to an underlying medical or psychological problem. Not getting healthy sleep can impact a senior’s overall health and wellness, and even impair cognitive functioning. Tips to Help You Fall Asleep Seniors don’t need as much sleep as younger people do, no more than seven to eight hours of sleep. But that sleep often comes broken up throughout the day rather than in one big stretch at night.

Here are some suggestions to battle sleep disorders and get a full night of restful, healthy sleep: Get treatment for any medical problems. If you’re experiencing depression, painful arthritis, or bladder problems that force you to get up and go to the bathroom frequently at night, seek medical attention to get these conditions under control. Don’t just lie in bed. Try to go to sleep at bedtime, but if you’re still awake after 20 minutes, get out of bed. Do something quiet and relaxing — read, listen to music, or take a hot shower or bath. Make lifestyle changes. Adjustments may include eliminating caffeine and not eating a huge meal or a big snack before bedtime. It’s also important for you to exercise each day — make it early in the day rather than in the late afternoon or evening, and definitely not before bedtime. Get into a good sleep routine. Set a regular time to wake up each morning and go to bed each night to retrain your body for healthy sleep. Try skipping afternoon naps. And other than intimacy, think of your bedroom as just a place for sleeping and rest. Don’t accept fatigue and poor sleep as part of getting older. Try these tips for healthy sleep, and talk to your doctor if you still can’t find a way to sleep through the night.

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Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012

MONDAY, August 20, 2012 The Commission met pursuant to adjournment with Mike Minor, Presiding Commissioner and Associate Commissioners Mike Whelan and Glenn E. Turner present and among other proceedings the following orders were had to wit: 1. Commission approved previous minutes. 2. Commission met with Michael Purol P.E. of Poepping, Stone, Bach and Associates Inc. to discuss services their engineering firm offers. 3. Commission met with Matt Walker of Great River Engineering to discuss preliminary work on BRO Project #39. 4. Commission met with Howard Danzig and Brent Barnhill, representing Employers Committed to Control Health Insurance Costs, who presented

to the Commissioners, County Clerk and Administrative Assistant Sharon Thurman the benefits of health insurance management services. 5. Commission spoke with Hazel Smith regarding right of way easement for BRO Project #39. The Commission does now adjourn. FRIDAY, August 24, 2012 The Commission met pursuant to adjournment with Mike Minor, Presiding Commissioner and Associate Commissioners Mike Whelan and Glenn E. Turner present and among other proceedings the following orders were had to wit: 1. Commission approved previous minutes. 2. Commission approved routine payroll and expenditures. 3. Commission met with Mon-

Collection Center Jefferson City August 16 – August 22, 2012 Edward Henry Albers – Center; Speeding (Exceeded by 11 - 15 mph) - $55.50 Ryan M Andrews – Chicago Ill.; Speeding (Exceeded by 11 – 15 mph) - $55.50 Jamie Lynn Bentley – Madison; Speeding (Exceeded by 11 – 15 mph) - $55.50 Stephanie Louise Dresner – Columbia; Speeding (Exceeded by 16 – 19 mph) - $80.50 Brett James Enright – Valparaiso, Ind.; Speeding (Exceeded by 16 –

19 mph) - $80.50 Jenna Christine Falter – Florissant; Failure to wear seatbelt $10.00 Dennis Patrick Farris – Moberly; Failure to wear seatbelt - $10.00 Michael Ray Hinson – Foristell; Speeding (Exceeded by 20 – 25 mph) - $155.50 Joel Patrick Hogg – Columbia; Speeding (Exceeded by 11 – 15 mph) - $55.50 Thelma R. Hughes – Paris; Failure to wear seatbelt - $10.00 Tina Fae Jolley – Moberly; Speeding (Exceeded by 16 – 19 mph) - $80.50

THE MONROE COUNTY COURTHOUSE roe County Extension Representatives, Charles Hammond and Robert Mitchell, to discuss Y.P.A. replacement for Monroe County 4-H. 4. Commission met with Blair Joiner to discuss 911 opera-

tions. 5. Ninth District Representative Paul Quinn appeared before Commission and presented an update on legislative matters. The Commission does now adjourn.

Marie Lucille Kersey – Columbia; Speeding (Exceeded by 11 – 15 mph) - $55.50 Jonathan Michael Klassing – Columbia; Speeding (Exceeded by 6 – 10 mph) - $30.50 Christopher David Nole – Columbia; Failure to wear seatbelt $10.00 Tylan Earl Peckman – Richards; Speeding (Exceeded by 11 – 15 mph) - $55.50 Andrew Hart Quinlin - Hannibal; Speeding (Exceeded by 16 – 19 mph) - $80.50

Alwyn Francois Reyneke – Columbia; Speeding (Exceeded by 11 – 15 mph) - $55.50 Brenda Gaye Smith – Hannibal; Speeding (Exceeded by 11 – 15 mph) - $55.50 B. J. Tanksley – Columbia; Speeding (Exceeded by 11 – 15 mph) - $55.50 Jannelle Renee Thompson – Warsaw Ill.; Speeding (Exceeded by 16 – 19 mph) - $80.50 Brenda J. Wormington – Paris; Failure to wear seatbelt - $10.00

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The Dangers of Distracted Driving By Nancy Baca, State Farm® Agent

The statistics on distracted driving continue to pile up, and they’re not good. 3,092 people were killed in crashes involving a distracted driver in 2010, and an additional 416,000 were injured. •49 percent of drivers 35 and younger who have cell phones send or read text messages while driving.2 •77 percent of young adult drivers are “very to somewhat confident” that they can safely drive and text. •If you are a distracted driver - or you know someone who is - help break the habit with these tips. Get the facts. The total number of text messages sent or received in the United States was more than 196 billion in June 2011 alone. That’s up approximately 50 percent from June 2009.4 Drivers who use cell phones while driving are four times more likely to get into crashes serious enough to injure themselves. The National Safety Council estimates that text messaging could increase the crash risk level by 8 to 23 times over that of non-texting drivers. Know your distractions. Your cell phone is the biggest distraction, but it’s not the only attention-hogging activity you can do behind the wheel. Eating, grooming, fiddling with the radio, reading a map or GPS and anything else that takes your attention from the road are distractions—and activities that can wait until you’re safely parked in a legal parking space. Resist the temptation to talk and text. Out of sight, out of mind. As soon as you get in the driver’s seat, turn your phone’s volume and vibrate function off and put your phone where you can’t reach it. Find more prevention tips at Commit to being an alert driver. At, you can take a pledge to drive phone-free. Make a commitment to eliminate distractions when you drive and encourage your family and friends to do the same. For more facts and statistics about distracted driving, visit

Monroe County OATS meets Aug. 6 Monroe County OATS met Monday, Aug. 6, at 12:30 p.m., in Monroe City at the Nutrition Center with 20 attending. Roll Call was by Aileen Putnam, Secretary. Minutes from the June meeting were read and approved. Donna Turnbough, Chairperson read the Treasurer’s report, and Sue Mefford read the Contract Travel Treasurer’s report. OATS Driver Barbara Bergthold passed out the new phone number for the new home Office in Macon. Bus schedules for Aug. and Sept. were passed out. Carol Comstock was elected as treasurer to replace Joan Mehrer who resigned. No Show Fundraiser letters will be mailed in September. Monroe County OATS will meet with the Monroe County Commissioners on Friday, Oct. 26, at 9 a.m. Oct. 1 meeting is the OATS election of New Officers. The Nominating Committee is Sue Mefford,

Monroe City, Ruth Forbis, Paris and Mary Belle Hartgrove of Madison. The OATS Christmas party is on Monday Dec. 3, at the Monroe City Nutrition Center. The Christmas party Committee is Sue Mefford, Tony Ketsenberg and Emma Jo Mudd. Everyone is to bring a Dollar to the Christmas Party to donate to the Food Bank. Their meetings are open to the public and anyone interested in OATS can attend the meetings. The next meeting will be Monday, Oct. 1, at 12:30 p.m., at the Monroe City Nutrition Center.


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Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012


Paris R-II Construction Projects.. Continued from front if the bids come in above the district’s budget. Superintendent Johnson listed the construction projects: Elementary and high school roof – completed Carpet in the band/music room and the central office – completed Junior high bathrooms – usable and almost complete (fans need to be reset) Public bathrooms (high school) and locker rooms – work is now in progress East canopy (high school) and sidewalk – ongoing Canopy and walkway between high school and junior high – concrete has been repaired and waiting for supplies – ongoing New windows (replacing the old windows) – waiting on windows expected mid to end of September Elementary gymnasium – work done on walls with acoustic carpet placed and bleachers have been installed to seat 200 fans High School Gymnasium – ceiling had to be scraped first, a drop ceiling will be placed with acoustic

carpet to top of cement blocks. Bus drive between two buildings – ongoing Wheel stops replaced and front high school parking lot landscaped - completed “The high school gym will take the longest,” said Superintendent Johnson. “Where as the bus drive will make it safer for our students.” Superintendent Johnson noted that as they are replacing bathrooms and getting into the walls they are finding broken or defective pipes needing to be replaced.

“Plumbing issues are causing some slow downs as they have to replace items that they did not expect to have to replace,” said Superintendent Johnson. “This building was built in 1963 and the pipes needed attention.” “We, school board members and myself, are working very diligently to make sure that district patrons are getting the most bang for their bucks in the bond process,” said Superintendent Johnson. “We are making sure that we are good stewards of the communities monies.”

Class Sponsors... Continued from front sion: The board members offered extra duty contracts as class sponsors to Doug Turner, Suzy Otto, David Freitag, Ann Ball, and Sara Watson. The board members also offered an extra duty contract as class sponsor to Kelly Williams; offered the part-time custodian position for the 2012-13 school year to Brenda Bragg; amended Tonya Pugh’s work agreement to remove

Paris R-II Stars

Lizzie Vitt, right, and Marlena Long were nominated by their teacher Mrs. Graupman for showing good citizenship and kindness at Paris R-II Elementary. Every week, students will be recognized here for random acts of kindness, special achievements and being positive role models.

10 days; and amended Mandy Epperson’s contract to remove four of the extended days. With no further business the board members adjourned at 9:15 p.m.


Around The County...

* Living Water Ministries to host Lewis Family.. Living Water

Ministries will be hosting The Lewis Family on Sunday, September 2. The public is invited to listen to this family of 4 (mom, dad and their two daughters) as they bring God’s Word with their musical talent. Worship will begin at 10:30 am in the Perry Christian Academy gym, 1235 E. Main, Perry. * Paris Classes of 1946, 1947 and 1948 Reunion... will meet at The Junction, in Perry, beginning at 5:30 p.m., on Saturday, Sept. 8. * Mt. Airy Baptist Youth Group Fish Fry... Mt. Airy Baptist Youth Group is having a fish fry on Monday, Sept. 3 (Labor Day) from 5-7 p.m. Menu includes fish, baked beans, Cole Slaw, hush puppies, drink and dessert. Meal is by donation only and will sponsor the youth group’s mission trip to Canada set for July 2013. Mt. Airy Church is located near the covered bridge on Monroe County Road 989. * Fall Madison Demolition Derby Sept. 8... The Fall Madison Demolition Derby, sponsored by the Madison Business Men’s Association, will be held on Saturday, Sept. 8, at the Threlkeld Arena in Madison. A driver’s meeting will be held at 6:30 and all drivers must be registered by this time. Derby action begins at 7 p.m. For a copy of rules you may call Cindy Hultz, 660-676-5797; or Becky Pierce, 660833-7407. Concessions will be available. * Threlkeld Arena hosts Garden Tractor Pullers... Garden Tractor Pullers of Mid-Missouri Association are coming to Threlkeld Arena, Madison on Saturday, Sept. 1 at 7 p.m. Proceeds to help local Lions projects. For more information contact Mike Perry, 573-8814114 or George Clark, 660-833-8030.

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Callaway Livestock Center, Inc. Kingdom City 573-642-7486 Feeder Cattle Sale Every Monday at 12:30 p.m. Slaughter Steers & Heifers Monday 10 a.m. REGULAR FEEDER CATTLE SALE August 27, 2012 Receipts: 2721 Hd.

COMPUTER AVE - TOP 1111 Steers: Medium & Large Frame Hd. 37-300 & Down....................148.00-181.00 167-300-400 lbs....................148.00-170.00 292-400-500 lbs....................153.50-182.00 297-500-600 lbs....................151.00-170.00 142-600-700 lbs....................139.00-155.00 218-700-800 lbs....................136.00-147.00 14-800-900 lbs......................139.00-141.00 884 Heifers: Medium & Large Frame Hd. 46-300 & Down....................138.00-175.00 126-300-400 lbs....................145.00-160.00 194-400-500 lbs....................136.00-150.00 238-500-600 lbs....................132.00-148.50 86-600-700 lbs......................133.00-149.00 54-700-800 lbs......................117.00-124.25 127-800-900 lbs....................124.00-126.40 118 Bred Cows: Better Cows: 1050.001380.00; Small,Old Thin: 600.00-900.00 54 Better Pairs: 1050.00-1470.00; Others: 750.00-1000.00 461 Slaughter Cows: High Dressing: 80.00-87.25; Bulk: 70.00-80.00; Low: 60.00-70.00; Thin: 55.00 & Down 39 Slaughter Bulls: 92.00-105.50; Thin: 80.00-91.00 All Slaughter Steers & Heifers sold on Monday at 10 a.m. Receipts: 14 Hd.

8 Steers: Top: 115.00; Mixed Select: 110.00-115.00 6 Heifers: Top: 111.00; Mixed Select: 110.00-111.00 Labor Day Sale Sept. 3 - 2500 hd. mostly yearlings. Cow Sale Thursday, Sept. 6 at 6 p.m. 800-900 cows, cow calf and bulls, lots of nice young cows and pairs. 20-4 year old Lim-Flex cows with 300lb calves by side originated off the Magnus Ranch.

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The Mark Twain 4-H Club met on Sunday, Aug. 5, at the Monroe County Pool in Paris. There were 21 members, 11 leaders and five others present. The meeting was called to order by Lauren Embree, President. Roll call was answered by “Are you going to the Missouri State Fair?” Pledges were lead by Will Crain and Logan Bross. Minutes of the last meeting were read by Makenzie Fox, Secretary. A motion to approve the minutes was made by Alicia Heinecke and seconded by Logan Bross. All members present reported on their projects. Old Business - None reported. New Business - Project report books are due at the Extension Office on Monday, Sept. 24, by 4:30 p.m., no later. Betsy Embree made a motion to return the meeting times back to 4 p.m., in the winter months and 6 p.m., during the summer months. Alicia Heinecke seconded the motion and all were in favor. Everyone at the meeting enjoyed the nice weather, the pool and good food before the meeting. Kelly Heinecke demonstrated on how to fold a towel. Betsy Embree demonstrated on how to do the windmill basketball drill. A Health tip was given by Alicia Heinecke to stay hydrated. A safety tip was given by Logan Bross to not go swimming without lights at night. The next meeting will be on September 9, at 4 p.m., at the Presbyterian Church, in Florida. Betsy Embree made a motion to adjourn the meeting and a second by Alicia Heinecke.

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Hayhurst leads Coyotes on offense with 159 yards while Forrest leads defense effort The Paris Coyotes played their first game of the season on Friday, Aug. 24, at Warbritton Filed. Unfortunately, the score did not go the home team’s way as they fell 27-0 to Schuyler County. The game started with both teams tentative and feeling out each other’s offense and defense like a game of chess. Coach Gary Crusha tried a series of plays against Schuyler County and then they retaliated with a series of their plays to string out the defense. Schuyler County got on the scoreboard late in the first quarter and with the extra point led 7-0. Neither team could score in the second period but Paris had their best drive of the game taking the ball in the shadow of their goalposts and moving it to the two yard line of their opponent. However good defense by Schuyler County and a late miscue by the Coyotes turned the ball back to Schuyler and throttled the scoring attempt. Schuyler County added a touchdown in the third quarter and two more in the fourth to seal the 27-0 final. Offensively, their senior signal caller Steven Hayhurst led the Coyotes. Hayhurst passed for 77 yards completing six passes and carried the ball for 82 yards on 16 rushes for 159 total yards. Zac Baladenski rushed for 26 yards for the Coyotes and Zane Vaughn led the team in receiving with 49 yards – 42 of them coming on an amazing over the shoulder catch when the Coyotes were trapped deep in their own territory. Defensively, the Coyotes were led in tackles by freshman Laine Forrest who was the only Coyote in double-digit takedowns with 11. Hayhurst and Slater Stone each had six tackles while Austin Wilkerson and Kole Berry each sacked the

Schuyler County quarterback. “We had our opportunities, we just didn’t take advantage of them,” said Coyote Head Coach Gary Crusha. “Offensively we have to be more consistent and not turnover the ball, defensively we just need to tackle better. It always comes down to blocking and tackling, which we didn’t do either very well. We have to have a good week of practice to get ready to play a much-improved Hallsville team this Friday.” Statistics Passing: Steven Hayhurst 6 completion in 16 attempts for 77 yards. Receiving: Zane Vaughn 2 receptions for 49 yards; Slater Stone 2/12; Zac Baladenski 2/16. Rushing: Kyle Popkes 1 rush for 1 yard; Hayhurst 16/82; Laine Forrest 1/-4; Stone 5/6; Baladenski 10/26. Defensive Statistics Tackles: Chance Wheelan 2, Steven Hayhurst 6 (1 for loss), Forrest 11, Trae Hammond 2, Austin Wilkerson 3, Shelby Powell 2, Stone 6 (2 for losses), Baladenski 4, Austin Coffman 2, Briar Hancock 3 (1 for a loss), August Hayhurst 4 (2 for losses), Brady Lehenbauer 1, Kole Berry 4, Seth Duncan 1. Sacks: Wilkerson 1, Berry 1 Fumble Recovery: Powell 1 The Coyotes and all teams in their district will be given points for each game based on various factors including wins, in playing a foe in a higher conference, points, etc. So far Westran, Schuyler County and South Shelby each have 33 points while Paris, North Shelby, Louisiana, Scotland County and Knox County all have -3 points. The Coyotes travel to Hallsville on Friday, Aug. 31 with kickoff set for 7 p.m.

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(Top right) Coyote Captains at the coin toss, left to right Steven Hayhurst, Zac Baladenski and John DeOrnellis. (Center right) Zac Baladenski (33) and Austin Coffman (34) take down a Schuyler County runner. (Bottom right) Zane Vaughn goes over a Schuyler County player to make a catch. (Top left) Quarterback Steven Hayhurst (7) is led down field by brother August Hayhurst (61). (Bottom left) A new Booster Club program features seat giveaway. Sign up at the game and get four seats, four sandwiches and four drinks. Sign up soon! APPEAL PHOTOS

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Kayla Langerud slam difference vs. Van-Far The Paris Lady Coyotes Softball team has gotten off to a good start as they have won three of their first four games. They have defeated South Shelby 8-7; Van-Far 6-5 and North Shelby 13-3 and fell to Canton on the road 6-1. South Shelby With the Paris Lady Coyotes trailing 3-0 in the bottom of the third inning after South Shelby had scored two runs in the first and a single run in the third, a Payton Gruber triple scores Jill Nobis (who had walked) for first Lady Coyote run of the season 3-1. Kayla Langerud single scores Gruber and Paris trails 3-2. South Shelby adds two more runs in the fourth while Paris counters in the fifth with a Kayla Langerud double to center which scores Jill Nobis (walk) and Josie Ball (reached on error) to reel back in South Shelby 5-4. South scores another two runs in the sixth to lead 7-4. In the bottom of the sixth, a Jill Nobis single scores Dede Bounds who had singled to close the score to 7-5. Rachel Forbis puts the ball in play in the infield and scores Nobis to draw within a run 7-6. A double play by the Lady Coyotes shuts down South Shelby in the top of the seventh to give them their last chance. In the bottom of the seventh, Kayla Langerud singles, Sirena Bell singles, Haley Fredrick singles and the Lady Coyotes load the bases with no outs. After a pop out, Dede Bound hits a rope but straight at the shortstop for the second out. Kayla Langerud is caught off third base and heads home, the shortstop panics and throws high allowing not only Langerud to score but also Bell and Paris wins 8-7. Kayla Langerud picked up her first win of the season on the mound. Van-Far This game was as different as day and night versus the South Shelby game. Against Van-Far they allowed Van-Far to score an early run and then add another in the third to lead 2-0 but then the LAdy Coyotes countered with a five run third inning to lead 5-2. Sydnee Player started the action


11 Shelby DeTienne shoots for medalist title with a 48 Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012

The Paris Lady Coyotes Golf Team has taken to the links three times this season and when sinking the last putts on the eighteen hole have won every one they have played. The Lady Coyotes hosted Cairo and Westran with Shelby DeTienne just missing medalist by a stroke as she shot a 53 to lead her team to a 222 stroke victory (Westran 236 and Cairo 279) Team scores: DeTienne 53, Meaghan Dye 54, Kaidy Heitmeyer 55, Lindsey Link 60 and Audrey Vitt 66. Next the Lady Coyotes defeated Westran on the road 230 to 244 with Shelby DeTienne bringing home the medalist title with a low score 48. Other team scores included Kaidy Heitmeyer 56, Meaghan Dye 57, Rachel Batsell 69 and Lindsey Link 74. For the JV team Audrey Vitt shot 80, Sabrina Wright 70, Courtney Dickey 66, Chelsea Young 75 and Brooke Rentschler 56. Paris raised their record to 4-0 with a 219-242 win over Westran again. Shelby DeTienne again just

with a single, Jill Nobis walks, Josie Ball singles, Payton Gruber walks in a run and then Kayla Langerud hit a towering grand slam deep into the grass between the fields for their 5-2 lead. The Lady Coyotes added a single run in the fourth on a Josie Ball single, is advanced to second on a Payton Gruber hit and scores on a Langerud RBI single and Paris leads 6-2. The Lady Coyotes would need the insurance run as Van-Far scores three runs in the fifth to make it 6-5. In the seventh after two Langerud strikeouts, Van-Far loads the bases but a pop fly settles in Jill Nobis’ glove to end the contest and give the lady Coyotes and Kayla Langerud a 2-0 record. Canton The Lady Coyotes winning ways ended on their trip to Canton with a 6-1 loss. With three strikeouts Kayla Langerud (2-1) has 17 for the season. Paris gave up four runs in the third while they scored a run in the sixth when Jill Nobis singled, Payton Gruber singled and Kayla Langerud singled in Nobis for the RBI. Canton scored two in the sixth to seal their 6-1 win. Collecting hits for the Lady Coyotes included Nobis, Gruber, Langerud, Lauren Embree, Dede Bounds and Sydnee Player. Nobis scored the single Lady Coyote run with Langerud the solo RBI. The Lady Coyotes defeated North Shelby 13-3 on Tuesday, Aug. 28. Complete details in next week’s Monroe County Appeal. The Lady Coyotes host Knox County on Thursday, Aug. 30 and travel to Edina to participate in the Knox County Tournament on Saturday, Sept. 1.

Shelby DeTienne missed medalist by a stroke giving her one medalist title and two seconds in just three matches. Scores: Shelby DeTienne 51, Brooke Rentschler 52, Kaidy Heitmeyer 56, Meaghan Dye 60 and Courtney Dickey 65. JV Scores included: Rachel Batsell 67, Lindsey Link 63, Sabrina Wright 74, Samantha Ramos 73 and Audrey Vitt 74. Paris hosted their tournament on Wednesday, Aug. 29 and play Westran on the road on Thursday, Aug. 30 and Thursday, Sept. 6.

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Long Ball Hitters...

(Top) Jill Nobis makes a great play to pick off a lead runner. (Center) Kayla Langerud lifts a long fly ball into the next county for a grand slam. (Bottom) Payton Gruber hits a bullet to the fence for a triple. APPEAL PHOTOS

JH Lady Coyotes softball 4th seed at Holy Rosary

Paris Junior High Softball has secured the fourth seed in the Holy Rosary Tournament on Saturday, Sept. 8, in Monroe City. The JH Lady Coyotes will face fifth seeded Van-Far in the first game on the west field, at 10:30

a.m. the winner will advance to the semi-finals at 1:30 p.m., on the west field and the loser to the consolation semi-final at noon, also on the west field. Complete brackets will appear in next week’s Monroe County Appeal with a team photo.


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(Top) Sydnee Player grabs a toss and punches out a Van-Far base stealer. (Bottom) Sirena Bell cuts down a runner at third base to stop a Van-Far rally. APPEAL PHOTOS

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Lady Panthers defeat Northwestern 11-1 with solid hitting, defense The Madison Lady Panthers got off to a slow start early as they fell to state ranked Cairo 18-6 and then lost a thriller to New Franklin 2-1. At the Brunswick Tournament Madison lost to host Brunswick 7-0 but then won their first game of the season with a sparkling 11-1 effort over Northwestern. In the consolation game final the Lady Panthers played well but fell to Tina-Avalon 6-3. Northwestern After a Jessica Stoebe walk, an Allie Dunkin single, a Krystal Sanders walk, a Jami Westfaul single, A Hannah Grimsley walk and a Niki Sims hit Madison led by three with Stoebe, Dunkin and Sanders all scoring in the inning. In the second inning, Madison plated seven runs that started with a Bridget Hancock walk, a Stoebe single, an Angela Purdy RBI single and a Krystal Sanders RBI fielder’s choice and Madison led 5-0. Also scoring runs in the seven run inning were Stoebe who went 3 for 3 and a walk in the contest; Allie Dunkin, two for three with a two run double; Angela Purdy, two for three; Krystal Sanders one for one and two walks; Jami Westfaul, two for two and a walk; and Niki Sims scored the final run in the third, two for three and a run scored. Hannah Grimsley added a base hit and a walk. Angela Purdy pitched a one run game, striking out five in the inning shortened four-inning game while surrendering only three hits and no walks. “This was our most complete game yet,” said Coach Bryant Jones. “Angela Purdy pitched well again. She threw a ton of strikes and was aggressive. Our defense played their best game yet committing zero errors. If we can play that kind of defense we’ll have a chance to complete in a lot of games.” Brunswick In the tournament opening game the Lady Panthers fell to Brunswick 7-0. Niki Sims had a two bagger for the Lady Panthers and Jessica Stoebe and Angela Purdy each added a hit. Purdy gave up six hits and walked two while striking out 8 and allowing 7 runs (4 earned). “We were locked in a battle with Brunswick for four innings,” said Coach Bryant Jones. “Both teams had runners in scoring position and each team did a great job stranding them there. It was a 1-0 game going into the fifth when Brunswick was able to string some hits together.” Tina-Avalon In the tournament final – Madison led 1-0 in the first on an Allie Dunkin single an Angela Purdy single and a Jami Westfaul RBI single. They added two more runs in the third when Allie Dunkin legged out a triple sending a bullet to the gap and scored on a Purdy single. Krystal Sanders walked advancing Purdy to second who then scored on a Jami Westfaul single. Madison could only manage two base runners the rest of the game. Tina-Avalon scored a run in the second, four in the third and a single run in the fourth for their 6-3 win. “After jumping on Northwestern 11-1 I thought the girls would come out with a lot more energy than we did,” said Coach Bryant Jones. “We started off well, getting runners in scoring position early. However, we weren’t able to drive them in and we played flat after that. We have to do a better job of making the routine plays and getting those outs that we should get. Overall, for the tournament we played pretty solid.” Earlier in the season the Lady Panthers, in their season opener, fell to Cairo 18-6 with Angela Purdy having two hits, Krystal Sand-


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ers adding a hit and Allie Dunkin, who has been stroking the ball well added another hit. Samantha LeGrand scored two runs as did Purdy. Grimsley and Sims score the other Madison runs. Purdy pitched 2 2/3 innings and Krystal Sanders pitched 1 1/3 innings. Purdy K’d five in the game. In a nail biter versus New Franklin unearned runs were the Lady

Panthers undoing as they allowed two unearned runs in the fourth and fifth innings. Niki Sims answered in the fifth with a drive to the fence and she dove into third for a triple. Sims scored on a Jessica Stoebe fielder’s choice for the lone Lady Panther run. The Lady Panthers faced Brunswick on Tuesday, Aug. 28 and host Atlanta on Thursday, Aug. 30.

Lady Panthers defeat Northwestern...

(Top) Allie Dunkin rips a fast ball to the fence for a double scoring two Lady Panthers versus Northwestern. (Center) Krystal Sanders makes a nice running catch on a pop up. (Bottom) Jami Westfaul runs a long way to snag a fly ball. APPEAL PHOTOS

Young Madison Panthers learning to play confidently The Madison Panthers in early fall action fell to an always state ranked Cairo team 12-0 and then lost to New Franklin on the road 12-2. Jacob Wandrey and Blake Brown took the early season losses but pitched well a low earned run count. A Blake Brown double was the single hit for the Panthers versus Cairo but they bounced back with Blake adding a a double, Blake Hultz a triple and Jacob Wandrey


two singles as they found their hitting stroke. Hultz and Brown scored the two runs for Madison. “The score really isn’t indicative of how we played, said Coach Bryant Jones of the New Franklin game.. “For four innings this game was a battle. Our youth caught up with us. I hope we will be able to handle these late game situations better in the future.” Madison played Brunswick on Tuesday, Aug. 28 and will face Atlanta on Thursday, Aug. 30.

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All real estate advertised herein is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation, or discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex,handicap, familial status, or national origin, or intention to make any such preference, limitation, or discrimination. We will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. All persons are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised are available on an equal opportunity basis.


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The land owned or rented by the following are posted against trespassing for the 2012-13 hunting season. The charge is $1.00 per line each week for the season and is to be PAID IN ADVANCE.

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CLOSED CLOSED: Monroe County Appeal will be closed Friday, Aug. 31 and open Monday, Sept. 3..........................................34-2t CLOSED: jacs Restaurant will be closed on Monday, Sept. 3, to complete some remodeling ............................................35-1t CLOSED: COOP Service Co. will be closed Monday, Sept. 3 at both locations.....................35-1t

INSURANCE Whether it be health insurance, medicine supplement, life insurance, Part D or supplemental insurance, let me review your policies.

Call Barb Forrest at Forrest and Associates, 660-327-1103.


LA 200, Pennecillin, syringes, pinkeye spray, ear tags and many other vet supplies at Monroe County COOP


4lb. and 20lb. bags of bird seed, sunflower seeds, suet cakes, finch feed and nyjer seed. Also frequent buyer cards for bird seed, at Monroe County COOP


Hay rings, steel troughs, concrete troughs, bulk bins, creep feeders, corral panels, steel pipe post, continuous fence at Monroe County COOP

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APARTMENT FOR RENT: R&R Apartments, 1006 E. Martin, Perry. 1 2- bedroom, water, sewer, trash, lawn care, snow removal. Call Frank or Shelly (573) 5653392........................................tfn

ANNUAL FALL MACHINERY & EQUIPMENT AUCTION, Saturday, Sept. 15, 10 a.m., North of Madison, Mo. on Rt. K. -- Call now for free advertising. Col. James L. Johnston 573-473-4904 or 800-4043400...................................31-6t ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES AUCTION, Saturday, Sept. 8, at the Johnston Auction Center on Hwy. 24, Madison, Mo. Gold & Silver Coins, Antiques, Primitives, Glassware, Furniture, Etc. -- Call now to sell your items. Col. James L. Johnston 800-404-3400 or 573-4734904...................................31-5t

DAY CARE DAYCARE OPENINGS: In my home in Madison. I have over 28 years experience and can provide excellent references. Accepting ages newborn and up. $65/weekly. Call 660-2914243....................................35-4t CHILD CARE: In my home in Madison. $12/day full time and $6/day part time. Lots of experience. 660-833-6258............34-2t


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THANK YOU I would like to thank Nobis Farms, Barb Nobis for buying my ham at the 4-H Ham Sale.

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Thank you Donnie Thomas, Thomas Motors for purchasing my ham at the Monroe County Fair. Your support is always appreciated!

Kaylee Callison I would like to thank Rachel Bringer for purchasing my 4-H chickens at the Monroe County Fair. Your support of 4-H/FFA is greatly appreciated. Thanks again!

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GARAGE SALE GARAGE SALE: Friday, Aug. 31, 4 - 7 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 1, 8 a.m. - noon. Three miles south of Paris on 15, first house on north side of Hwy. KK. Smoky Hallow wood smoker, 7.5 ft lighted majestic pine Christmas tree, Oneida knife set, Pyrex and Corelle dish sets, Swiffer wet jet and pads, scrapbook with stickers, women’s m-xl dress clothes, girls clothes 0 mo. 2T........................................35-1t GARAGE SALE: Saturday, Sept. 1, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Lake Village Rd. 851, second house. Coffee table, end tables, Ellipitical exercise machine, Ottomen, China cabinet, LG dehumidifer, stoneware, new Coach purse, Beanie Babies, new baby blanket, numerous other items...................35-1t

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I would like to thank all my family, friends and neighbors for the prayers, visits, phone calls and food brought in and all the offers for help during my down time. Also, a special thanks to those who furnished us with a place to stay and transportation while in St. Louis. Thank you to the doctors and nurses at Barnes Jewish for my excellent care.

Thank you all,

Dennis Duncan

LOST LOST: Renewed license lost at Paris License Bureau. Name on license is Roberta Dooley. REWARD. Call 660-327-4192 to turn in.................................35-1t LOST: Male, brown boxer dog believed to be picked up 5 miles south of Paris on Hwy. 15 at John Sims driveway. Any information, please call 660-327-4783. REWARD ................................35-1t

MICS. EXERCISE CLASS Starting Monday, Sept. 10, every Monday and Wednesday, 5:45 - 6:30 p.m.

at the Elementary Cafeteria. We will be using Zumba DVD’s and other exercise DVD’s as the group desires.

Contact Cathy Herron at 660-327-4834 or Christy Barton at 660-327-5609.


The family of Isabelle Freeman want to thank you for all your expressions of sympathy. We appreciate the prayers and support given to us at the time of her passing. For the friends and family who attended her visitation and funeral services; to Paris First Baptist Church for providing the meal; to everyone who sent flowers and to hose who made a memorial contribution, we thank you! JIM AND ERA FREEMAN AND FAMILY PRISCILLA FREEMAN HAVENS AND FAMILY

The Holder family would like to express our sincere thanks to everyone that has helped us through this difficult time of loosing a wife and a mother. The thoughts, prayers, phone calls, food, and flowers were greatly appreciated. We see how truly blessed we are with such wonderful family and friends through all the cards and visits. Anyone else that we may have forgotten, thank you for all that you have done. Also a big thank you to hospice for making this time a little easier.


John R. Holder, Wanda & Don Turner Russell & Linda Holder, Sam & Lisa Holder Wayne & Barbara Holder, Lisa & Jamie Pruitt

Eighty years of age is not too old to be given a big, surprise birthday party. Thanks to the clever and generous gals, Emily Mott and her mother, Connie Morgan. I had no clue when I walked into the Woodlawn Oak Grove Church to find friends and family gathered there. What a memorable birthday! I was reminded of how many of you helped me through my double knee replacement surgery in March. How blessed you make me feel! The beautiful cards and gifts were so appreciated, also. May all the joy you give away, return to you on your special days. With appreciation to all,

Roberta Jarboe and family

Monroe County LEGALS

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IN RE: Jill C. Quade-Hughes and Steven B. Hughes, Wife and Husband Trustee’s Sale: For default in payment of debt and performance of obligation secured by Deed of Trust executed by Jill C. Quade-Hughes and Steven B. Hughes, Wife and Husband dated March 25, 2005 and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of Monroe County, Missouri as Book 312 Page 220 and modified by the Judgment obtained in Case No. 12MN-CV00006 recorded July 23, 2012 as Document No. 2012-0997 the undersigned Trustee, at the request of the legal holder of said Note will on Wednesday, September 5, 2012 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., (at the specific time of 2:05 PM), at the West Front Door of the Court House, City of Paris, County of Monroe, State of Missouri, sell at public vendue to the highest bidder for cash the following described real estate, described in said Deed of Trust, and situated in Monroe County, State of Missouri, to wit: THE SOUTH THREE HUNDRED SIXTY (360) FEET OF THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED TRACT: PART OF THE SOUTH-



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PUBLIC NOTICES BID NOTICE The City of Madison is accepting sealed bids for removal of existing brick and fill and replacing with suitable fill and existing brick along the sidewalk on Main St. in front of the Madison Community Center. For specification and additional information please contact Madison City Hall 660-291-5235. All proposals should be submitted by September 10, 2012 to City of Madison, P.O. Box 141, Madison, MO 65263. The City of Madison reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids.

BID REQUEST The City of Paris is requesting bids for concrete paving at Walnut Grove Cemetery. Bid specifications and packets for this project will be available at City Office during normal business hours. The Missouri Prevailing Wage Law; utilizing Annual Wage Order No. 19, will apply on this project. Copies of the Wage Order and Prevailing Wage Law will be available upon request. Sealed bids labeled “Cemetery Paving 2012” shall be mailed or delivered to the City of Paris, 112 South Main, Paris, MO 65275 by 4 p.m. on or before Sept. 4, 2012. The bids will be opened on the same date at the regular Board of Aldermen Meeting at City Hall at 7 p.m. The City of Paris is an Equal Opportunity Employer and invites the submission of bids from women and minority owned firms. The City of Paris reserves the right to reject any or all bids. For additional information please contact Phillip Shatzer, City Superintendent, 660-327-4630.

lection Practices Act, 15 U.S.C. §1692c(b), no information concerning the collection of this debt may be given without the prior consent of the consumer given directly to the debt collector or the express permission of a court of competent jurisdiction. The debt collector is attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Published on: August 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2012


In the Matter of AUTUMN MARIE LYONS, A minor child JOHNNY LYLE TAYLOR and TERRY JEAN TAYLOR, Petitioners, v. FELICIA ANN (LYONS) HUCKABY and JOHN DOE, Respondents Case No. 12MN-JV00013


The State of Missouri to defendants Felicia Ann (Lyons) Huckaby, natural mother, and John Doe, unknown natural father, of Autumn Marie Lyons. You are hereby notified that an action has been commenced against you in the Circuit court for the County of Monroe, Juvenile Division, the object and general nature of which is termination of parental rights and adoption and which affects Autumn Marie Lyons, a minor child. The names of all parties to said action are stated above in the caption hereof and the name and address of the attorney for petitioners is Floyd E. Lawson, Attorney at Law, 109 E. Monroe Street, PO Box 36, Paris, MO 65275. You are further notified that, unless you file an answer or other pleading or shall otherwise appear and defend against the aforesaid petition within 45 days after the 30th day of August, 2012, judgment by default will be rendered against you. Witness my hand and the seal of the Circuit Court this 27th day of August, 2012. Heather D. Wheeler (signed) Circuit Clerk Published on: August 30, September 6, 13 and 20,2012


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William Thomas James Harmon

Casey Duncan and Blake Harmon, of Paris, are proud to announce the birth of their son, William Thomas James Harmon. Will was born on Friday, July 6, 2012, at 4:48 p.m. in Columbia, at Boone Hospital. He weighed 8 lbs. 6 oz. and was 20 ½ inches long. Maternal grandparents are Jennifer Painter, of Paris, and Larry and Carol Duncan, of Excello. Maternal great-grandparents are Janice and J.P. Carman, of Paris, and Wanda and John Relford of Moberly. Paternal grandparents are Guadalupe and Adrian Lara, of Giddings, Texas, Kim Holmes, of Santa Fe, and Charlie Harmon, of Bastrop, Texas. Paternal greatgrandparents are Brenda and Jerry Potter, of Bastrop, Texas, and Maria and Cesario Martinez, of Giddings, Texas. Aunts and Uncles include Hattie and Sam Harmon, both of Giddings, Texas, Amanda Perkins (Duncan)and Laura Dowling (Duncan), both of Moberly, Tesla Duncan, Corey Painter, and Samantha VanBoening (Ensor), of Paris, and Courtney Holmes, the late Bill Holmes, Noah Holmes, Carmyn Holmes, and Andi Holmes, all of Santa Fe. Will’s cousins that were waiting his arrival are Mindiand Peyton Mason, Macy Perkins, Sarah, Justin, and Emily Dowling all of Moberly, and Zoey VanBoening, of Paris, and Matthew Painter, of Santa Fe.


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Monroe County Garden Club “Garden of the Month” - Doris Rosson, Paris

Congratulations Doris Rosson and thank you Monroe County Gardeners

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Obituaries ✝ Madilynn Rose St. Clair


The Lord called home Madilynn Rose St. Clair, 3 ½ years old, of Monroe City on Friday, August 24, 2012, at 6:45 p.m. Madilynn was in her home surrounded by family at the time of her passing. Madilynn Rose, the daughter of John Kennedy “Kenny” and Amy Rose (Elliott) St. Clair, was welcomed into the world on January 27, 2009, in Hannibal. Born with a medical condition afflicting the heart and lungs, Madilynn underwent multiple surgeries and numerous procedures to improve her condition. She spent most of her life in children’s hospitals in St. Louis, and Palo Alto, Calif. Despite her suffering and many challenges, Madilynn was always quick to smile and enjoyed watching her favorite videos like Elf and Sighning Time, playing with her Strawberry Shortcake doll, holding her stuffed gray kitty, and spending time among the gardens at the hospitals and at her home. In her short time with us, Madilynn touched many lives and won over the hearts and minds of anyone who met her with her beautiful smile and enduring warrior spirit. Survivors include her parents, Kenny and Amy St. Clair, of the home; her siblings, Alexandria, Haleigh, and John Taylor, all of Monroe City and Emily Hallowell, of Maine; her grandparents, Jim and Dorothy Mudd, of Monroe City and Carol Wisner, of Florida; her aunts and uncles, William Wisner, of Florida, Paula Neff of Monroe City, Dawn Neff, of Center, Brian and Tonya Elliott, of Monroe City, Duane and Brenda Elliott of Palmyra, Darren and Amber Elliott, of Moberly, Tod and Deborah Campbell, of Collinsville, and David and Kellie Elliott, of Kansas City; and numerous cousins, extended family and friends. She was preceded in death by two grandfathers, Darrell Wayne St. Clair and James Thomas Elliott, and her cousin Adam Johnson. Madilynn was baptized into the Catholic faith on February 2, 2009, and was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church with Fr. Don Antweiler officiating. Burial to follow at Holy Rosary Cemetery. Visitation was held from 4 - 8 p.m. Tuesday at Yager-Kendrick Funeral Home in Monroe City with a prayer service at 8 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the St. Louis Children’s Hospital, c/o Yager-Kendrick Funeral Home, 545 Stoddard St., Monroe City, MO 63456. Online condolences may be left at www.

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Monroe County Appeal - Week 35, Aug. 30, 2012