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Madison Car Show Saturday, July 7 VOLUME 145, NO. 27

R-II Board approves 2012-2013 budget

The Paris R-II Board of Education held their regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, June 20, at 7 p.m., in the district boardroom. President Libby Williams called the meeting to order at precisely 7 p.m. 2012-13 Preliminary Budget - Superintendent Nancy Henke presented her proposed budget to the board members. She notes the budget shows $141,691 in red but not alarming because $70,000 is from funds 3 and 4. ”So we are not out of money we are actually spending,” said Superintendent Henke. “I am not concerned about not having a balanced budget this year. I think we will be in pretty good shape. While this year’s budget is close it is not quite finished yet as we are expecting a payment from the state and still have outstanding bills.” Superintendent Henke previewed the budget and its associated paperwork. “Chris helped with the budget this year Anna Crusha, left, and Sharon Henderson with the bicycles that helped them complete the 230 mile, five day, Katy Trail ride and it was nice to have someone to bounce from St. Charles to Clinton. APPEAL PHOTO ideas off of,” said Superintendent Henke. The board members approved the preliminary budget unanimously. Special Education Assurance Plan and Local Compliance Plan – “This is to assure the federal government we will follow their rules,” noted Superintendent Henke. Board members approved both plans. Two adventurous Paris ladies had a few reach the pedals so I rode standing up.” sure your seat is comfortable is one of the PAT Agreement – It was noted that for days on their hands and decided to go for “I was training for my first half marathon important things. Wearing riding shorts years the district has worked cooperatively a bicycle ride. So from June 18-22, Sharon and used biking to help with my running,” helps with its padding.” Henderson and Anna Crusha, both of Paris said Anna Crusha on how she started rid“The best thing about the ride was the with the Monroe County Health Departjoined 304 other riders and took part in the ing. “I went for a bike ride and loved it and Continued to page 9 ment to work with the district’s youth. 2012 Katy Trail Ride from St. Charles to then went with Sharon on rides and really Clinton, a 230 mile journey. liked it.” The Katy Trail is the nation’s longest deTo prepare for the 230-mile jaunt the veloped and most popular rail trail. two women basically did a cross training “I love riding and I have been riding schedule with some running and fitness bicycles since I was five,” said Sharon training thrown in to their schedule. Henderson on why she rode the Katy Trail To prepare for a ride of any length HenRide, her second time. “When I was little derson was quick to note that,” you have to I couldn’t fit on the seat of my bicycle and prepare your posterior region.” “Making

Sharon Henderson and Anna Crusha conquer 230 mile Katy Trail Ride

Superintendent hence noted that the health department is still willing to provide this service. “The Health Department does a great job bridging the gap between the people served and the school,” said Superintendent Henke. Board members approved the agreement unanimously. OT Services Agreement - Superintendent Henke recommended approval of services. It was noted that the rate remains the same at $65 an hour. Board members approved the agreement. Approve Roof Bid – A Watkins representative reviewed the roof bids including sub contractor information. The representative reviewed a broken down bid by sections. He gave the board members an overview of the deducts from the total bid. The representative made recommendations to the board on which deducts to accept with a final bid of $39,800. It was noted that this is a maintenance item and the roof will need to be redone in 5-10 years. The board members approved the roof bid as presented. Authorize Diesel Bids - The board members approved the authorization of diesel fuel. “Do you want to bid the whole year?” said Superintendent Henke. The board members discussed the bids. President Williams asked if the item could be tabled until July or the next meeting. The item was tabled until the July meeting. Continued to page 14

Local cooling centers can help relieve heat problems The heat has definitely set in here in northeast Missouri and throughout the state. The heat index has been close to or hit the 100 degree mark in the past week and the National Weather Service in St. Louis sees the trend continuing in July and August. Where can you go if you are without air conditioning or if you have an air malfunction? Local residents, who are without air conditioning or just need to cool down, may visit local cooling centers to help keep cool during this oppressive heat. In Paris, residents can go to the Senior Citizen’s Center for relief or they may use the library facilities during their operating hours. “Anyone can come in and get relief from the heat,” said Senior Citizen’s Center Director Tara Sheffield. “Come beat the heat and stay cool with us - we enjoy the company.” The Senior Center is open for heat relief from 7:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., on any day the center is open (Monday through Friday) “The Community Building is air conditioned and people can use that if necessary,” said Paris City Superintendent Phillip Shatzer.” All they have to do is check in with the city office personnel.” For more information about the city community building call 660-327-4334. People in Madison can use

the Madison Community Center, on Main Street, for heat relief. If a resident needs a ride to the center they can contact Carol Larson, at the Community Center, at 660291-5478 or for information contact City Clerk Crystal Wolfe, at 660-291-5235. In Monroe City, the Senior Center has been designated a “cooling center.” The center is open from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Saturday. Call 573-735-2131 for additional information. During the summer, heat and humidity can cause serious health problems with little or no warning, and with highs in the 90’s and not much relief at night, Monroe County residents are reminded to take precautions keeping them safe from heat exhaustion or heat stroke. Last year, 47 Missourians died from heat exhaustion and heat stroke, and health professionals from the Monroe County Health Department and the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services remind residents that it’s not only the very young and very old who are affected. (See chart 1) Remember these basic tips from your local health department to protect you and your family during severe heat and heat emergencies: · Check on family, friends and neighbors who do not have air conditioning and who spend much of their time alone. · Never leave children or pets alone in closed vehicles. · Eat light, well-balanced meals at regular intervals. · Drink plenty of water and limit intake of alcoholic beverages. Continued to page 9

Superintendent Henke chairs last board meeting...

Paris R-II Superintendent Nancy Henke chaired her last board meeting on Friday, June 27. Left to right board members Glenda Miller, Richard Fredrick, Erin Gruber, new Superintendent Chris Johnson, Ted DeOrnellis, Superintendent Henke, Raymond Batsell, Board President Libby Williams and Secondary Principal Matt Smith. APPEAL PHOTO

R-II Superintendent Henke retires from district June 30 Superintendent Nancy Henke chaired her last meeting as Paris R-II Superintendent on Friday, June 29. Effective July 1, former elementary principal Chris Johnson took over the reins of the school district. Superintendent Henke started with the Paris R-II District on July 1, 2008, when she was hired to replace former superintendent Jim Masters who resigned to take a position in Monroe City. She was previously superintendent at Northeast Vernon County and Miller County prior to Paris. Superintendent Henke loved working with children and education was her passion. She immersed herself into the community including serving a term as Rotary President. Superintendent Henke and her husband Jim have four children - one girl and three boys and four grandchildren. Her hobbies, which she will have plenty of time for

now, include reading, motorcycle riding (Harley Davidson) and her favorite hobby is spending time with her grandchildren. Nancy and Jim have moved to the lake, where she will enjoy working on her new house.

During Superintendent Henke’s tenure her proudest moments include the creation of the A+ Program and the passage of two bond issues by wide voter margins. “I have enjoyed my time here in Paris,” said retired Superintendent Henke.

According to County Clerk Sandra Francis, sample ballots for the upcoming August 7 Primary Election, may be viewed at Click on Vote Missouri, and then click on Voter information lookup tool. Once an individual enters the required data the next screen will show that individual where their polling place is located. Below the polling place address is an option to select a sample ballot to view. Anyone with questions may contact the county clerks’ office.

Primary sample ballots may be viewed online

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The Why in the Roberts’ Opinion

The past Thursday the U.S. Supreme Court approved the Affordable Care Act in a narrow 5-4 decision. The decision was a split between the so called liberal and conservative justices with Chief Justice Roberts voting with the four liberal justices. Roberts was a staunch conservative before and since his 2005 appointment as Chief Justice. He had sided with the liberals for the second time in the same week, having votes to reject parts of Arizona’s immigration law on last Monday. Some conservatives were not happy with the vote of Judge Roberts and severe criticism was heard in print and by pundits. “Chief Traitor” was heard and “Impeach Roberts” T-shirts were on sale. The question most asked by supporters and critics of Judge Roberts’ decision was his motivation. Some scholars thought he was being protective of the Court and didn’t want the decision to be regarded as purely political. “It was to preserve the Court’s legitimacy, reputation and status “said others. The decision was also said to be a reaction to the perceived exercise of judicial power from “Roe vs. Wade” to “Bush vs. Gore” which has damaged the public perception of the Court. Looking at the opinion itself, it is something for everyone. The Commerce clause is restricted when it comes to mandating individuals to purchasing insurance under the clause. So Congressional power is limited in this area. The duck he calls a tax can neither sound or walk like a duck but is clearly a penalty intended to compel compliance. But calling it a tax gives the no new taxes folks something to quack about this election cycle. The law is wounded but preserved until a new president and/or new Congress take action to change it. Is Justice Roberts so slick that he can at once give something to both sides and at the same time preserve the reputation of the Court for being fair? Or is he a true constitutional conservative and scholar trying to do the right thing’ I am willing to give him the credit and respect for the latter view with the gnawing feeling that the answer may well be both.


Just Ask Dave... by David Eales Publisher/Editor Losing a member of our community family is hard. Losing a young member of our community family is even harder. To say that the loss of Mary Bernice Anglen is a blow to our fragile community threads is an understatement. Mary was a daughter, a granddaughter, a niece, a friend, a companion, a student, a club participant, a confidant, a wit, a best friend and a devoted Christian. David Eales But she was much more – she was part of our social infrastructure. She was one of those young adults that made us laugh, she made us think and she made us question what we believe. One of the memories I will remember most is Mary running down the hall of the high school yelling – “Mr. Eales, Mr. Eales”… I was thinking did she just ace her ACT or was she going to Nationals in one of her many participatory clubs or organizations and wanted to get that information in the newspaper. No, always the consummate team player – she had just beaten perennial top scorer Josh Ebbesmeyer by a point in Quiz Bowl and was excited and wanted the world to know. Her best friend posted on Facebook that there are so many memories she will never forget - Channing Tatum movies; ketchup on ice cream; Bugs Bunny; driving everywhere on God’s green earth just for fun; singing too loud; and talking about everything... and nothing. This year has seen God call many home and we will remember each and every one of them for all their donations to our community and to our lives. It is time to remember not to take those little moments we have with others for granted. Tim McGraw said it best in his song, Live Like You Were Dying. Tim said, “I finally read the Good Book, and I took a good, long, hard look at what I’d do if I could do it all again”… Don’t wait like Tim did… Do it today… tomorrow - for sure by the weekend… but do it. Spend time with that special someone, call that person that you have been meaning to call but have not, or just take some time to reflect on it all. People say never put off till tomorrow what you can do today – Right now I say don’t put off till today what you can do now! Have a great week!


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90 Years Ago June 30, 1922

One hundred and seventy-five Monroe County candidates were initiated into the fraternal order of the Modern Woodmen of America at Monroe City last Friday evening, 26 of whom became members of the Paris lodge. A birthday party in honor of Miss Lucile Forbis of Kansas and Miss Velma Vanlandingham was held at the home of their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Vanlandingham. Dallas Trussell, a Paris coal miner, is operating a leased mine on the Vanlandingham place northeast of Molino, and isn’t bothering himself with the strike called by the union miners. P.J. Johnson of Paris will give $30 in gold as prizes for the best gates made by a farmer and exhibited at the Monroe County Fair. Dr. D.N. Boatner is making long distance plans for a reunion of the Boatner kin at the old farm east of Paris the latter part of August. A prospective new manager for the Bell Telephone Exchange of Paris is now making his home with Mr. and Mrs. Carl Harley. He is known as Thomas Carlisle Harley. Mrs. Harley was formerly Miss Helen Henning. Miss Ruby Petty, formerly instructor of the commercial department in the Paris High School, has been employed to teach in the Palmyra Public Schools. J. Fletcher Farrell, who is vice president and treasurer of the great Sinclair Oil Company and director in a number of other corporations, finds time to deal in dogs as a side line. He and his partner recently sold one for $12,500.

75 Years Ago July 8, 1937 Mayor Clarence Evans of Paris was notified by Governor Stark last Thursday afternoon that he had been appointed as member and chairman of the State Tax Commission. Miss Ruth Stauffer, daughter of E.J. Stauffer, president of the Paris National Bank, was married in Chicago to Mike Szenasi, also of Chicago. Mrs. Will Henning and daughter entertained the members of the Prairie Garden Club on Thursday. Six visitors were present. Miss Margie Fay Dry is visiting her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John M. Dry, in Madison. County Clerk Wingate and family, Miss Ruth Wilson and Mrs. Dysart Wilson spent Saturday on the Lake of the Ozarks. George Walker, employee of the highway maintenance department at Paris, has been transferred to the Mexico unit. Miss Mary Margaret Guthrie who is attending Kirksville Teachers College spent the weekend with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Maud Guthrie, north of Paris.

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50 Years Ago July 5, 1962

Floyd Lawson, graduate attorney of Farmington, arrived Thursday to be associated with James Reinhard in his law office in Paris. At the Hannibal-Mexico district workshop at Mexico Methodist Church Sunday afternoon Mr. and Mrs. Orval Vanlandingham and their family were announced as co-winners of the coveted “District Family of the Year” award. The state motor vehicle license bureau for Monroe County was moved Monday from the Paris Hatchery office to the northwest first floor room of the courthouse, where it shares the office with Assessor William T. Lindsey. Mrs. D.C. Vaughn and daughter, Miss Ann Vaughn, have leased the apartment vacated over the weekend by Mr. and Mrs. Jim Richards, and will move to it soon. Work of clearing and fencing a space on the Allen Gallop farm along Highway 15 south of Paris is began this week, preparatory to construction of an underground booster station for the A.T. & T. cable line that will run underground across Monroe County. Little Eddie Ragsdale is visiting his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Ragsdale and family. Mr. and Mrs. Lee McCall were honored with a bridal shower at the Holliday Baptist Church. Hostesses were Mrs. Willard LeGrand and Mrs. Richard LeGrand.

25 Years Ago July 2, 1987

After over two decades of continuous service, Paris residents no longer have a General Motors dealership in town. Simpson Chevrolet of Paris officially closed their doors, June 30 and will not reopen as a new car dealership, according to sales manager Phil Gilmore. Lori Shepard has been named to the Dean’s List for the spring semester at The School of the Ozarks. Chas Wheeler, 15 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Don Wheeler, has returned from Mason City, Iowa where he completed a course at the World Wide College of Auctioneering. Pleas and Maurine Wilson celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary with a surprise visit from their son Michael, daughter-in-law Kathleen, and grandson Nathan, all of Washington, D.C. Tony Francis is serving as temporary help for the Monroe County Soil Conservation Service (SCS) this summer. His responsibilities include designing and checking construction of conservation practices. Tom Nugent received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the College of Arts and Science, Biological Sciences, University of Missouri, Columbia. Capt. Dean E. Sharp, U.S. Air Force Intelligence will give a slide presentation entitled, “Soviet Threat to World Peace” at the Paris American Legion Hall.

Just a Thought

by Lisa Talton

What Are Our Words Doing? Most of us have had experiences in our lives where we have witnessed first hand how words spoken to us either lifted us up or broke us down. Most of us have also had times in our lives where the words we have spoken to others have hurt them and other times have helped them. Our words are so powerful and this can be a good thing and also a bad thing depending on what we decide to do with them. It breaks my heart when I hear how a child is being bullied and teased. The bullying and teasing might have a hint of physical to it but what usually stings the most and affects the child are the words that are spoken to them and about them. This makes me think about the phrase: Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me. I’m sure most of us can remember chanting this on the playground when we were younger. It was nothing out of the ordinary to hear children calling each other names, making fun of each other and putting each other down. But how wrong we were by believing that words would never hurt us. A physical wound will heal a lot faster and sometimes won’t even leave a scar but when we are wounded in spirit by mean and hurtful words, it takes a lot longer to heal and almost always leaves a nasty emotional scar. I can still remember a boy from my childhood who would tease me relentlessly. He would call me bugs bunny because he said my two front teeth were huge. Okay, so they were a little on the big side but I eventually grew into them. I can laugh about it now but at the time he hurt my feelings and this comment upon numerous other comments that were said to me helped shape my internal way I viewed myself. I allowed negative words that were spoken to me define who I thought I was.

There is so much pressure to look a certain way and act a certain way and our children are daily fighting this battle. They are being made fun of, being told they are not skinny enough, pretty enough, cool enough. They are told they do not wear the right clothes or have the right friends. Some are being told by adults that they will never amount to anything. They are not good enough, smart enough and will never make it in life. WORDS, WORDS, WORDS are hurting them everyday. And not only are our children being affected but we as adults are also being effected by negative words that are spoken to us. Some of us are still carrying around negative words that were spoken to us ten, twenty, or thirty years ago. We are allowing these words to dictate what we can and cannot do even now. Sometimes the very person we need to speak positive, encouraging words to is our self. We need to remember that death and life are in the power of the tongue. The same way a mean, hurtful word can wound us, a positive, loving word can heal us. We can be used to lift someone up, to inspire and encourage just by giving them a compliment or telling them, “You can do it. I believe in you.” We can not believe for a moment that one positive word won’t make a difference. Most of us can think back to someone in our childhood who had a positive effect on us and more than likely it was because they gave us words full of life not death. It doesn’t matter what color we are, what kind of car we drive, how skinny or plump we are, how much money we do or don’t have, what kind of clothes we wear or don’t wear, if our hair is straight or curly, where we work or don’t work, we are all human and we all have feelings that can get hurt and feelings that can be lifted up depending on what type of words are spoken and if those words are taken to heart.. We can choose to let our words gives life or we can choose to let our words give death. I choose life.

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Left to right, Debbie Miller, Sadie Adams, Rita Herron, MCCS Representative Barb McCall, MCCS Treasurer Annette Bell, Angie Ness, Shari Embree, Liza Williams, Jon Groves and Connie Vitt. Monroe Manor hosts numerous fundraisers to help the community and split the money evenly between the Monroe County Cancer Supporters and Relay For Life of Monroe County. APPEAL PHOTO

The Paris Board of Aldermen met in regular session on June 5, at 7 p.m. at the City Office with the following present: Mayor, Jim Buckman, Ward 1 Aldermen Jim Cullifer and Chris Popkes, Ward 2 Alderman Kevin Embree, City Superintendent Phillip Shatzer, City Clerk Lisa G. Hollingsworth, and City Attorney Richard Fredrick. Others in attendance were Monroe County Sheriff David Hoffman, Deputy Sheriff Sue Walker, Amber Burnam from Veolia Solid Waste Management, Dayne Love of Dayne’s Solid Waste, Maddison Breid, Lindsey Hendren and Bonny Hendren representing the Madison 4-H and David Eales from the Monroe County Appeal. The Mayor welcomed all those in attendance and opened the meeting. Randy Stackhouse was unable to attend. Lindsey Hendren and Maddison Breid representing the Madison 4-H requested permission to hold a 5K Run/Walk “Give Cancer a run for its money” on July 21, 2012 on the city streets. All proceeds go to the “Jacquie Stuart Barn Fund”. The goal is $2,000.00. Jim Buckman congratulated them on the hard

work they had done on the project. Buckman went on to explain that this would be coordinated with the City Superintendent Phillip Shatzer and the Sheriff’s Office. Monroe County Sheriff, David Hoffman reported on the number of logged officer hours that were performed for the City of Paris. Sheriff Hoffman updated the board regarding recent issues with golf carts and recreational vehicles on city streets. Sheriff Hoffman coordinated an article for the newspaper. Council Bill 2012-03 Amending Chapter 712: Entitled Electric Rates and Policy of the Municipal Code of the City of Paris by Enacting a new section 712.300: Entitled Net Metering were read and approved. Bids on the Solid Waste Collection were reviewed and the bid awarded to Dayne’s Waste Disposal, Mexico. Mayor Jim Buckman reappointed Ronnie Fields and Tony Miller to serve three year terms on the Park Board. The Liquor License Fees for Abel’s Quick Shop, Casey’s General Store, Hickman’s IGA, Southern Belle, Dollar General and Jacs Restaurant were approved. City Superintendent Phillip Shatzer reported on the activities of each department. The fireworks have been ordered and the Sheriff’s department will be assisting Gary Tawney with shooting them on July 4th. Shatzer informed the council that he is working on a new sidewalk replacement program which will address removal of trees in the right of way that have created major damage to sidewalks. The retired water treatment equipment behind the water building has been removed and the 1982 Sludge Truck has been listed on Govdeals. With no further business the meeting adjourned at 8:16 p.m.


Whitnie Barr receives the Emmett Brown Scholarship from Dr. Bruce Johnson. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Monroe Manor donates to Monroe County Cancer Supporters..

Dayne’s Waste Disposal new Paris trash service

Thursday, July 5, 2012

“The Ameican Flag Red, White and Blue”

by Vanessa Forrest

Paris Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director

As we celebrate this 4th of July holiday, we reflect on what the American flag means to each of us. We hope you enjoy the display of the red, white, and blue around town throughout next weekend. The large flags downtown were given in memory or honor of the following friends: Charles Shatzer - by Phillip Shatzer, LeRoy Sharp - by Cheryl Shatzer, Roy E. Post - by Dorothy Walser, Doug Wheelan - by Richard & Ida Jean Wheelan, Fred Holmes - by Shirley Holmes, Walter & Eva How by David How, Bill Hufty - by Dorothy Hufty, and Mr. & Mrs. Morris Peterson and Mr. Paul Wiggins - by Mr. & Mrs. Mike Peterson, Junior Wilt & John “Houston” Hampton - by Mac & Pam Wilt, 1Lt Ryan Peterson - by Howard & Peggy Warren, J.T. McGee, Loy Hollingsworth, Post Shearer, and J.R. Chapman. Other flags have been donated by The Tony Miller Family, Xi Beta Xi Sorority, the Mark Twain 4-H Club, Mike & Paula Delaney, Lloyd Miller, Dorothy Walser and Jeff & Mary Dickey.

County Fair competition needs quilts and flowers

Country Homemakers and Monroe County Gardeners will once again sponsor a quilt show and flower show Saturday, July 21, at the 4-H Building, at the Paris Fairgrounds. The flower show will have classes for annual and perennial cut flowers, which must be grown by the exhibitor.. For those who like to arrange flowers there will be two arrangements classes. There will also be Garden Photography classes for the shutter bugs. Bring your entries to the 4-H Building between 9-10 a.m. Entries may be viewed between 12:30-4 p.m. Wanted quilts of all kinds, for the Homemakers Quilt show. Bring your quilts and show them off. It will be an open show with People Choice Award given. Bring entries to 4-H building at the Paris

Fairgrounds 9-10 a.m. For more information on quilt show call Ricki Neuser, at 573-4899969 and for flower show call Nancy Crain, at 660-266-3348.

Barr receives Emmett Brown Scholarship The 2012 Emmett Brown Scholarship was presented to Whitnie Barr, on Thursday, May 17, during the senior awards event. Whitnie, a 2012 Paris R-II graduate is the daughter of Tim Barr and Stephanie Whelan, of Paris. Whitnie’s brother, Taylor Barr, was the 2010 recipient of the Brown Scholarship.

Dr. Bruce Johnson, former student of Mr. Brown, presented the $500 Scholarship. The Class of 1958 created the scholarship in honor of Mr. Brown’s years of teaching at Paris High. Contributions to the Brown Scholarship have also been given by other Paris R-II graduates.

Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla announces the names of students who made the honor list for the 2012 Spring semester. Justin Ensor of Holliday, a sophomore in engineering. Brandon Mitchell Ensor of Paris, a senior in metallurgical engineering. Those on the list carried a minimum of 12 hours and had grade

point averages of 3.2 or above out of a possible 4.0 Missouri S&T is one of four campuses in the University of Missouri System and one of the nation’s top technological research universities. For more information about Missouri S&T, visit the website at or contact the admissions office at 800-522-0938.

Justin Ensor, Brandon Ensor make Dean’s List

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Concession Stand benefits Jacquie’s Barn Fund...

A percentage of money collected from the Mechanical Madness Tractor Pull concession stand, manned by Monroe County 4-H members benefited the Jacquie Stuart Barn Fund. Helping man the booth were Tammy Mason, left, and Mary DeOrnellis. APPEAL PHOTO

Mechanical Madness Fun For All Ages...

Ryan Breid is ready to enjoy some tractor pulling during the Mechanical Madness Tractor Pull on Friday, June 22, at the Paris Fairgrounds. The evening consisted of Farm Class and a Pro Pull. The annual tractor pull, “Pull’n in Paris” is sponsored by Mechanical Madness. The event always features a beer garden and concession stand. APPEAL PHOTOS

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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 July 2, 2012 Receipts: 811 Hd.


COMPUTER AVE - TOP 294 Steers: Medium & Large Frame Hd. 11-300 & Down....................176.00-209.00 28-300-400 lbs......................161.00-180.00 103-400-500 lbs....................154.00-184.00 82-500-600 lbs......................139.00-154.00 45-600-700 lbs......................132.00-144.50 14-700-800 lbs......................121.00-135.00 288 Heifers: Medium & Large Frame Hd. 16-300 & Down....................161.00-200.00 47-300-400 lbs......................144.00-175.00 89-400-500 lbs......................137.00-152.00 84-500-600 lbs......................131.00-148.00 30-600-700 lbs......................122.00-134.50 10-700-800 lbs......................113.00-124.00 36 Bred Cows: Better Cows: 1000.00-1090.00; Small,Old Thin: 720.00-900.00 182 Slaughter Cows: High Dressing: 84.0092.50; Bulk: 72.00-82.00; Low: 62.00-72.00; Thin: 55.00 & Down 11 Slaughter Bulls: 93.50-111.00 All Slaughter Steers & Heifers sold on Monday at 10 a.m. Receipts: 15 Hd.

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Gardeners plan garden tours

The Monroe County Gardeners met Monday, June 11, at the Paris Library. Ricki Nauser was the hostess. It was announced that the Old Threshers date had been changed to Thursday, July 12 through Saturday, July 14. Nancy Crain gave a report on the quilt show and flower show. The courthouse was given the honor of Yard of the Month. A garden tour was planned for Tuesday, June 19. The yards to be visited are Lois Spencer, Leslie Rosenkrans, Ruby Miller, Louise Armstrong, A.J. Eschelbach and Nancy Crain. There will be other tours planned. The next meeting will be Monday, July 9, at Doris Rossene’s house with Lois Spencer as the assistant hostess.

Guest speaker Jerry Richter spoke to a group of about 40 people at the MW Boudreaux Memorial Visitor Center about how to get started in the art of carving. He had a variety of his own creations on display and held an informal question and answer session. Jerry expressed interest in holding another such seminar in the fall so keep a look out for any announcements. The

Madison Homemakers Monroe County meet Thursday, June 28

Some examples of tractors at the 2012 Mechanical Madness Pull’n in Paris. Results of the event will be published as provided by Mechanical Madness.


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Members will take part in the July 7 parade The Madison Homemakers Club held their annual picnic on Thursday, June 28, at the Community Center. There were 17 members and 10 guests in attendance. The meal consisted of a wide variety of dishes made by Club members. Secret Pal gifts were received by Marge Cupp and Karolyn Thomas.

Members will take part in the July 7 parade in conjunction with the Car Show and should assemble at the school grounds at 10:30 a.m. on that day. Volunteers were also named to work at the Bloodmobile on Monday, July 16, at the Community Center.

Madison Car Show set for Saturday, July 7 Mark your calendar for the upcoming Madison Annual Car Show & Cookout to be held Saturday, July 7, on the Madison Christian Church lawn. Pre-register your car by calling the Community center at 660-291-5478 and leave a message if there is no answer or call Carol at 660-651-6765. There will also be a parade downtown that day with line-up at the

Madison C-3 School behind the fire truck at 10:30 a.m., and parade begins at 11 a.m. If you want to dine in air-conditioning there will food at the Madison Area Community Center, or join the fun on the church lawn, view the vehicles and stop by for food there. The event is sponsored by Madison Area Community Betterment.

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Senior Center News WEEKLY MENU July 9--July 13

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, June 28, at the Paris Senior Center with 18 members participating. •Drawing for the meal tickets was held and the winners were: Faye Johnston and Ruth Seelow. •Bingo was held on Monday, July 2, with 15 people participating. The winners of a meal ticket were Ted Ball, Harold Johannaber and Eileen King. •Make sure to stop by our booth at Old Threshers on July 12-14 - Support your Senior Center!

Along Life’s Highways and Byways by jere e

As you travel along Life’s Highways and Byways one road, Highway 154 will take you to Perry, Missouri where there is always something of interest going on...the bustling little berg that is located only eight miles from Mark Twain Lake is filled with adventure and interesting things to do this week... The Perry Blood Drive will be held on Thursday, July 5 from 2 - 6 p.m. at the VFW Hall located at 105 S. Palmyra St and all presenting donors will be entered into a drawing to win a life-sized cutout of Elvis so make plans for this much needed project. On July 8-13 Ralls County will be holding the Ralls County Fair at the fair barn located at the Center Elementary School in Center. There will be a featured Horse Show held at the Lazy J Ranch near Perry with concessions available. Contact: Amy Hodges at 573-9853911 for information on the fair. For those who haven’t yet noticed the new recycle bins that are popping up all around the lake and Perry area, start saving those cardboard products, boxes and such; plastics; and paper. Thanks to a Solid Waste District Grant, Perry Christian Academy and Yancy Auto Parts this project is well under way. The Corps has agreed to allow the bins to be placed at various recreational areas along Hwy J as well as local businesses in Perry at Hickmans IGA and PCA. Please use these containers for their intended purposes so the program can expand and keep our community clean and pristine as possible. All proceeds go to PCA in Perry. Kudos to Timber Ridge Resort guests Leroy and Marvin Wolfmeyer as they picked up trash along Hwy J on their vacation. Perry also hosts a weekly AA meeting in the basement of St. Williams Church on Tuesday evenings at 7:30 p.m. anyone is welcome to attend. Hope to hear from all of you soon, if you have an event coming up in Perry or local area that you would like to tell others about for next weeks issue, just give me a call at 573-473-7644 before Friday. Have a great week...


Senior Center Board Member Sarah Dawson was surprised for her 92nd Birthday with balloons and cake at the Paris Senior Citizen’s Center APPEAL PHOTO


Perry Presbyterian Church - Part II

Church now serves as eclectic antique/thrift store Part II: “It was a pretty beautiful church,” these are the words of Diana Gramling, from Fayetteville, Ark., about the Perry Presbyterian Church where she had attended 4-H meetings. “We brought her here for church for the Piddletown Busy Bee 4-H Club (of Hutchinson),” said her mother Jayne Robinson. “We came here 30 years ago for church.” The church is still here due to the efforts of Jere Nelson, who decided that this Perry landmark was not going to be torn down and instead took the initiative and has turned the gorgeous structure into an eclectic antique/thrift store combination that people walk through looking at the goods on sale but also gawking at the incredible architecture, ornate wood carvings and striking stained glass windows. Nelson has converted some of the 25 odd rooms into separate enclosures with each having a definite theme. There is a chapel for medication, a soon to be finished Thomas Kincade sitting room, a children’s room, and a tea room with Amish jams, jellies and honeys. “I have Watkins,” said Nelson. “I have pictures on tin, we have piñatas, we have something for everyone.” “There is a lot of open space to display my inventory,” said Nelson. “We also have 30 vendors on the main floor and a thrift store in the basement.” “I have everything for pottery and concrete lawn and garden fixtures,” said Nelson. There are still rooms that are going to be developed time permitting. The pride of joy of Nelson’s venture though is going to be her gardens. She has grandiose plans to put in butterfly gardens, rose trellises, a soon to come gazebo, and other garden fixtures. Nelson has tea, water, soda and homemade cakes by J&C Bakery (Jeannie Nobis) on hand for sale. Nelson bought the building because she hated to see it torn down, loved the area for her gardens and wanted to just restore the building. “I was crowded in my old building and this gave me more room,” said Nelson. Editor’s Note: This is the second part in a three part series about the Perry Presbyterian Church and its new owner. Next week - What’s Next!

Pond Management Workshop July 21

A pond management workshop has been set for Saturday, July 21. The event is sponsored by Natural Resources Conservation Service, Missouri Department of Conservation and Soil and Water Conservation Districts of Pike and Ralls County. The workshop will start at 9 a.m. and last to 12 p.m., at Frankford Elementary School Gym in Frankford. Light refreshments will be served and one should call 573-324-3201, Ext. 3 to reserve a spot or seek information.

Happy Birthday Sarah Dawson...

Thursday, July 5, 2012

(Top) The Perry Presbyterian Church is under new ownership and is used for a different purpose than worship. (Bottom left) Angels abound on the outside of the building. (Bottom right) Visitors Jayne Robinson, left, and Diana Gramling, right, with owner Jere Nelson, center. APPEAL PHOTOS

Ralls County Soil and Water sponsors Alpaca Farm Tour

On Wednesday, June 20, Ralls County Soil and Water Conservation District (Ralls SWCD) sponsored an educational trip for Ralls R-II summer school students to Stark Brothers Nursery and to Martin’s Starlight Alpaca Ranch, in rural Center. Students of grades 4th through 8th grade were exposed to the process of grafting of seedlings, the labor involved to start and grow new plants, and the marketing of the plants. The tour was guided by Mr. Elmer Kidd, production manager for Starke Brothers. The tour was planned by Mrs. Debbie Epley, Outreach Director from Stark Brothers. Students were able to pet an Alpaca Caria (very young) baby Alpaca. The students were very interested in the animals because they are different from our area farm animals. Josiah, Martin’s grandson from Arizona, informed the group that Alpacas are very different animals due to the area they were naturally raised. They originated from the mountain Highlands of Peru. The tour was possible through the help from area businesses. The transportation cost were possible due to the help from Farmers COOP, of New London; Lake Farms,

Liter Fertilizer & Chemicals, LLC, Ralls County Electric Cooperative, and Steven Lewton Insurance Agency. Food and drinks were sponsored by Hickman IGA, of


Perry; Ruba’s General Store, of New London; Farm Bureau Insurance, of New London; and Northeast Missouri Soybean Council.


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6 Thursday, July 5, 2012 Holliday Christian Church

Pastor David Holmes

The congregation of Holliday Christian Church gathered on Sunday, July 1, to worship and to mourn the loss of a member of the church family, Rebecca Hultz. Our sincere sympathy is extended to the family; she will be missed. Reverend Holmes welcomed all in attendance and expressed appreciation for those assisting with the dinner served to the Hultz family. Sally Blakemore served as pianist for services. The church will host a homemade ice cream and cake supper and political candidate speaking on Friday, July 6, beginning at 6 p.m. The annual meeting will be held at the church on Sunday evening, July 15, with the carry-in meal shared at 6 p.m. Happy birthday was sung to: Olivia Crain, Chance McCarty and Brad Callison. The opening hymn, “O Beautiful for Spacious Skies” was sung and was followed by pastoral prayer and “Gloria Patri”. The children gathered and Reverend Holmes told the Biblical story of Jairus’ daughter who was ill and died, but was brought back to life by Jesus because of Jairus’ faith. The lesson demonstrated the power of a parent’s love for their children and the great things which happen with Jesus in our lives. The congregation extended sympathy to the families of Mary Anglen, Mary Dicken and Jerry Dunlap. The joys of a good report for Sandy Callison and Lysa Holmes’ progress out of a cast and in a walking boot were shared. The prayer hymn, “My Country ‘Tis of Thee” was sung. Moments of meditation were observed as the final verse was played. Pastoral prayer and unison recital of the Lord’s Prayer followed. “Bread of Heaven” was the communion hymn sung as lady elders and deacons went forward and offered prayers for the bread and cup. Prayer and the doxology followed the sharing of communion and collection of offerings. “A Power Greater than Death” was the title of Reverend Holmes’ morning message which referenced scripture from Mark 5:21-43. The hymn of invitation and dedication, “Battle Hymn of the Republic” was sung. Pastoral prayer and singing of “The Spirit Song” closed morning worship. Following a time of fellowship and refreshments, Diane Wilson shared a story, “Seated Next to an Unpleasant Person”. Jim McMorris opened Bible Study with prayer and led the study of the 18th Chapter of Matthew. All are welcome and encouraged to attend worship; regular services are held at 9:30 a.m. with Bible Study following at 10:30 a.m., each Sunday.

Mt. Airy Baptist Church

Pastor Robt. Cavanaugh

On Sunday, July 1, 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 large library donation given, next weeks love offering for the Feed a Child Program, Men’s Breakfast this Saturday at 8:30, the Mountianairs will perform at Monroe Manor on July 9 and in Clarence on July 30. We will celebrate the 4th with a barbeque and games in the evening. This week’s message was titled “Future Glimpses; Why we Evangelize” and came from Revelation 20:11-15. The Great White Throne Judgment will occur without fail. Many attempt to symbolize this event but there is no symbolic language describing the event. This judgment is for those who have spent a lifetime rejecting Christ as Lord and Savior. The mercy and grace of the cross will not apply, only judgment. Everyone on earth needs to know of this coming event so they have the opportunity to miss it. Do your loved ones know what is to come?

Madison United Methodist

Rev. Bonnie Sudsberry

Grace United Methodist, Madison, held worship service, Sunday, July 1, Independence Sunday. Pastor Bonnie Sudsberry message was, “The Touch of Jesus”, based on Mark 5: 21-42. She also gave the Children’s Little Sermon, “The Power of Jesus”. Nancy Schofield sang, “Bring Back the Cross,” for the special. Sunday, July 8, is our Fellowship Dinner at 11:45 a.m. Wednesday, July 11, is Administrative Board Meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, July 9, the Adult Bible Study meets at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, July 22, is worship at Wildwood Care Center 1:30 p.m. We are collecting Macaroni and Cheese in July for the family food baskets.

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.

Church Service


Grace United Meth. (Madison) CHURCH: 9 a.m. FELLOWSHIP: 10 a.m. SUNDAY SCHOOL: 10:15a.m.

Madison Christian Church SUNDAY SCHOOL: 10 a.m. CHURCH: 11 a.m.

Bethel Baptist Church

First Christian Church SUNDAY SCHOOL: 9:30 a.m. JUNIOR CHURCH: 11 a.m. CHURCH: 10:45 a.m.

Paris Presbyterian Church SUNDAY SCHOOL: 9:30 a.m. CHURCH: 10:45 a.m.

Holliday Christian Church

SUNDAY SCHOOL: 9:30 a.m. CHURCH: 10:45 a.m. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m.

CHURCH: 9:30 a.m. SUNDAY SCHOOL: 10:30 a.m.

Paris United Meth.

FaithWalk Ministries

SUNDAY SCHOOL: 9:30 a.m. CHURCH: 10:45 a.m.

SUNDAY SCHOOL: 10 a.m. CHURCH: 10:30 a.m.; 7 p.m.

South Fork Presbyterian Church

Mt. Airy Baptist Church

CHURCH: 9 a.m.

Paris First Baptist Church SUNDAY SCHOOL: 9:30 a.m. CHURCH: 10:30 a.m.

Granville Christian Church SUNDAY SCHOOL & COMMUNION: 10 a.m. every Sunday CHURCH: 11 a.m.-1st, 3rd, & 5th Sundays

SUNDAY SCHOOL: 9:30 a.m. WORSHIP: 10:30 a.m.

Santa Fe Christian Church SUNDAY SCHOOL: 9:30 a.m. CHURCH: 10:30 a.m.

Full Gospel Fellowship SUNDAY SCHOOL: 10 a.m. MORNING WORSHIP: 11 a.m. LUNCH: Noon EVENING SERVICE: 1 p.m. WEDNESDAY NIGHT: 7 p.m.

Church NEWS

South Fork Presbyterian

Pastor John Grimmett

The Sunday, July 1 services at South Fork Presbyterian church began with Patti Grimmett playing “The Battle Hymn” on the piano followed by Debbie Carey leading in song to “God of Our Fathers”, “He Lifted Me”, “My Country ‘Tis of Thee” and “America, the Beautiful”. Prayer was held for the families of Dr. Peter Ekern; Mary Anglen; and the Dunlaps; Kathy; Mark; Nadine Young’s brother; Becca Rothermich; the Cearleys; the Grimmetts; peoples of flooding in Florida and fires in Colorado and for much needed rain, followed by all saying the Lord’s Prayer and the responsive call to worship based on Psalms 16, 23, and 121. Pastor John played guitar as he and Patti sang “Amazing Grace/My Chains Are Gone”. The message “The Gift of Freedom” was based on scripture from John 8:31-36 Jesus did not come to give us political freedom but to be the kind of person God wants us to be - our hearts are free when we connect with God. Blest are those who walk with God - have eternal life - love one another...a new start - a new life! Make a choice to be reborn. Do not live a life of worry - that is not what God wants us to be. A life of meaning purpose and joy. Jesus took care of all evil; pain, and suffering, for all of us when He died on the cross. Rest with God! Be happy with all the things God has given you, the freedom to make the world a better place! Help Love - Serve one another... Remember Jesus died for our freedom... Paul wrote in Galatians love and serve one another. Communion was served by Martha Hill and Earl Sweitzer with the offertory led by Kaylee Beckham as Patti played “America” and all sang the “Doxology”. Patti played “O God, Our Help in Ages Past” as all retired in fellowship. Services are held every Sunday at 9 a.m. and all are welcome to come hear the word of the Lord.

Paris Full Gospel Fellowship

Pastor Terry Davison

“Seven days without prayer makes one weak,” is the old cliche that was our focus the week of July 1. First Thessalonians 5:17 teaches us to “pray without ceasing”. Prayer is our strongest tool, our greatest ally: and yet we find ourselves too busy to pray. James 5: 16 tells us, “Confess your faults one to another, and pray for one another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayers of a righteous man availeth much.” This teaches us a dual paradigm: that when we pray for someone, we should expect results...and that when we pray for others, our lives will be touched as well. Jesus taught, “In as much as ye have done it unto the least of these my brethren, ye have it unto me.” What we do for others, the way we pray for others, has a direct bearing upon the way God treats and honors us. In each of the Apostle Paul’s epistles, he begins be telling his reader how much he loves them, and that he prays for them daily. This is part and parcel of what made his ministry grow. In a world of selfishness and “ME” consciousness, people need to see the church reaching out in a “WE” attitude. Our daily prayers will strengthen that attitude... but without prayer, both we and our spirits grow weak.

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Santa Fe Christian Church

Pastor Kenny Sharp

Guests and members were greeted by Bob and Karen Conley Sunday morning for the worship service titled, “God’s Man”. Pastor Kenny Sharp read Ezekiel 22: 30 and spoke of how God couldn’t find a man to stand in the gap. He is looking for 1) men of righteousness to stand up for the truth, 2) leaders of repentance and restoration, and 3) men to be bold in their faith. Scripture was also read from Nehemiah 4: 19-20 telling how Nehemiah wanted to build the walls back up and took up defense in the holes of the wall not yet completed to keep evil out and goodness in. That is what God is looking for in His men. He wants “Men of Valor”, bold men in their spirit of God. Dawn Peak spoke with the children of how they take care of their teeth by cleaning and brushing to keep them healthy. She then shared that to keep their spirit healthy they should read the Bible, pray, and follow God’s Word. Joni Sharp led the children’s ministry. Prayers were requested for Cassie and Polly Olivas, the family of Mary Anglen, James A. Booth, Tonya Knight, Jo Reynolds’s son, Jim Long, the family of Dr. Pete Ekern, those with no electricity in the WashingtonVirginia area, silent prayers, the firefighters and people involved in the Colorado fires, and those serving in the military. Traveling mercies were requested for Angela Johnson and family, and Pat Miller, Craig Miller and daughters. Praises were shared by Tom East that his tests went well and he has had no more symptoms. Also, family members shared that John Baker will be celebrating a birthday this week, that Kenny and Joni Sharp celebrated their 29th wedding anniversary Sunday, that Joe and Karen Miller will be celebrating their 37th wedding anniversary this week and that Danielle Sharp, Jacob, and Kelly Sharp were home visiting family for the weekend. A thank you card was read from Bill and Violet Wilkerson for the cards, prayers, and visits. Dates To Remember: July 6 - Movie Night on the Pad at dusk; July 15 - sing at Monroe Manor at 2 p.m.; July 21 - Memorial services for Jane Scrogins, at 11 a.m., at the church. There will be NO Bible study on this Wednesday evening (July 4). Next Sunday morning, Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m., followed by a presentation given by representatives of Shiloh Christian Ranch at 10:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome to join us.

Granville Christian Church

Pr. Fran Schnarre

Our total dependence on God was celebrated Sunday, along with U.S. independence. Guests Ken Brickman and Heather Brickman and member Nancy Maupin did a special reading, “Declaration of Dependence.” A crowd of 45 people were present for worship., The quarterly evening board meeting will be July 11, at 7 p.m. All elders and deacons and deaconesses are urged to be there. Plans are underway for a Saturday evening-Sunday morning Vacation Bible School Saturday evening, July 21 and Sunday morning July 22. The theme will be Rocky Point Lighthouse; the motto will be “Shine God’s Light!” It will start with supper at 5 p.m. and the program begins 6 p.m. and goes until 8:30 p.m. Sunday morning will include a worPerry Christian Church Pastor David Todd at ship service for all ages at 10 a.m. Please contact Brenda Coffman with names of soldiers in the combat God and Country was the theme for the July 1 worship service at the zone and/or donations for supplies for our care packages. Our upcomPerry Christian Church. Caytlyn lit the candles and Arlen Provancha ing schedule: Worship at 11 a.m. on the first, third and fifth Sundays (July sang “This is My Country” to open. 1, 15 and 29). Sunday School for all ages is held at 10 a.m. every Sunday. Pastor Todd welcomed guests and gave the Call to Worship. He an- Come as you are and share time with God. nounced the Bloodmobile will be at the VFW Hall, Thursday, July 5 from 2-6 p.m. The July newsletter is available. Paris Presbyterian Church Pastor John Grimmett “The Battle Hymn of the Republic” was sung in praise. We were reminded to be grateful for the freedoms we enjoy. “My Country, ‘Tis of The Paris Presbyterian Church held worship service Sunday, July 1. Thee” was the prayer hymn. Goldie Flowers and Lois Friday are both in This Sunday was Communion Sunday. The ushers were Albert Sinkclear the hospital and new on our prayer list. We also remembered our mili- and Ed Bordeleau. Patti Grimmett served as the organist. She led us into tary and all those serving our country. worship service with, “A Patriotic Quotation.” The beginning songs of After the pastor’s meditation the communion hymn “In Christ There praise were, “Come, Now is the Time to Worship,” “Seek Ye First,” and Is No East or West” was sung. Arlen and Greg Harrison were elders. “Open Our Eyes.” Following we had a Prayer for Our Nation. Next there Nancy Seelow, Tom Hurley, Warren Hetrick and Anthony Elam served was a time for passing the peace and greeting one another. Pastor John as deacons. Grimmett gave the announcements and led the pastoral prayer and The “God Bless America” was sung by Arlen with the congregation join- Lord’s Prayer. We had a special guest performance from Roger Wilkins. ing in. Pastor John Grimmett delivered the message, “The Gift of Freedom.” Joyce Coleman gave the children’s moment. The message was based on scripture reading from John 8:31-35. The Mark 5:21-43 was read by Jesse Todd. closing hymn was, “How Great Thou Art.” The benediction response Pastor Todd’s sermon “Jesus Heals While on the Way” asked “have you was, “O Beautiful for Spacious Skies.” Patti Grimmett led us out of worinvited the Lord into your house for healing and hope. God sends us to ship service with, “Our God, Our Help in Ages Past.” reach out and give someone help and hope. Our biggest obstacle to healThe Paris Presbyterian Church will hold worship service next Suning is our own will to surrender to God’s will. day, July 8. Adult Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m., Children’s SunThe invitation hymn was “The Savior Is Waiting”, closing the service day School begins at 10 a.m., followed by worship service at 10:45 a.m. with “Let There Be Peace on Earth”. Anyone is welcome to attend.

Paris First Christian Church Pastor Donna Scott The church held the monthly Praise and Worship service on Sunday, July 1, with Reverend Donna Scott officiating. Her morning message was titled “Freedom, Not Self-Indulgence,” and was based on Galatians 5:1, 13-16, 22-23. The congregation enjoyed singing patriotic hymns to go along with the morning message on the nature of Christian freedom. Upcoming announcements include: Wednesday, July 4 - Office closed; Wednesday, July 11 - Board meeting 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, July 12 - Monroe Manor 10:00 a.m.; and Monday, July 16 - CLIP Deadline. Those celebrating a birthday this week are John Baker, Shelby Johnson, Floyd Seelow, Bob Mitchell, and Emily Vaughn. The Elder’s Helping Hands for July are Howard and Peggy Warren. The church may be contacted by calling (660) 327-4440 or e-mailing Pastor Donna Scott may be reached at (660) 327-1355 or (314) 769-4362. The monthly Bible memory verse is: Very truly, I tell you, whoever believes has eternal life. John 6:47 (NRSV). The thought for the week from Thomas Paine is: “The cause of America is in a great measure the cause of all mankind. Where, some say, is the king of America? I’ll tell you, friend, He reigns above.”

Faith Walk Ministries

Bishop Harold Long

Blessings and Greeting from FaithWalk Ministries where Bishop Harold G. Long is the Pastor. On July 2, Sunday Morning Services opened at 10:30 a.m., with the Choir singing “Oh, How Excellent”. Prayer was lead by Bro. John Fonville followed by opening scripture read by Bro. Michael Thompson, Psalms 51:5-10. The Choir rendered 2 more selections, “I’m So Grateful” and “Create In Me”. Seed planting, was conducted by Minister Kelly Ballenger and the Mission and Vision Statement was read in unison. Communion was served. The Message was delivered by Bishop Harold Long, whom spoke about “Declare To You His Glory”, coming from St. John 13:31-32. Reference Scriptures: St. Luke 12:15, I Timothy 6:6-10, Matthew 6:33 and St. John 17:22 May the blessing of the Lord be with you always!

4th of July Fundraiser

The Paris First Christian Church is excited to invite everyone in the community to attend a 4th of July fundraiser at the fairgrounds. Brats, burgers, hot dogs, potato salad, chips, beans, desserts, water, and soda will be served with combo plates available. Fresh popcorn will be served and will also be available during the fireworks. Serving will be from 5 to 9 p.m. and Karaoke will begin at 6 p.m. It will be a fun-filled time for all! Everyone is encouraged to come join the fun and to support this church fundraiser.

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THE SIMPLE IRA PLAN for small businesses By Nancy Baca, State Farm® Agent

The SIMPLE IRA, more properly known as the Savings Incentive Match Plan for Employees, is a relatively easy way for a small business to add a retirement plan to their employee benefits. How The Plan Works Each eligible employee sets up an IRA and can choose to make deferrals before taxes from their paychecks. Employers can either make a non-elective payment of 2 percent of compensation to everyone who is eligible for the plan, or they can match the employees’ contributions up to 3 percent of their compensation for the year. (All employees must receive the same match, but the employer can change the percentage from year to year.) The employer can deduct the contributions from income taxes. The participating employees don’t have to pay taxes on the income that they contribute, either, although they may owe taxes when they take withdrawals. Any investment earnings the employees make will compound tax-deferred until withdrawal, too. Who Is Eligible Eligible employees must have received at least $5,000 in either of the two years before the current year, and are reasonably expected to earn at least $5,000 in the current year. An employer can set less restrictive requirements (for example, allowing all employees to participate, even those making less than $5,000), but it can’t make more restrictions. Money in the plan is 100 percent vested; employees can take all of the funds in their account with them when they leave the firm. This plan is for firms with fewer than 100 employees. If your company grows and hires more than 100 people, the plan can continue for two more years, then it has to be disbanded. The ease and flexibility of a SIMPLE IRA can help a small business give employees a valuable benefit to attract and retain talent. The minimal paperwork and ability for the owner(s) to set money aside for their own retirement makes it more appealing. That may give your company the edge it needs to grow.

Help MoDOT - report pavement blowups

With the recent triple digit temperatures, there has been a lot of talk about a road safety hazard MoDOT doesn’t have control of and can’t predict.... pavement blowups. “So far, MoDOT has not experienced a pavement blowup in northeast Missouri during these high temperatures,” explained MoDOT Maintenance and Traffic Engineer Jennifer Hinson. What does a pavement blowup look like? A “blow up” can be described as a big bump in the road that happens without warning. Ninety degrees and above is usually the magic number for a pavement blowup. Moisture, built up under weakened joints in the roadway, heats and expands creating stress on the joint. The concrete sections, butted up against one another, also expand and create pressure. The joints tighten until they eventually reach capacity, then one or both joints release the pressure in the easiest way possible -- up. The main problem when this happens is the potential danger to motorists. The joint looks like a pile of rocks in the road from a driver’s point of view. If you see a blowup, please slow down, and call MoDOT, the highway patrol or the local sheriff’s department. MoDOT will be called to the scene and will temporarily repair and release the pressure within 2 hours after being notified. At a later date, crews will be

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scheduled to perform a complete concrete replacement at the joint. Motorists can call MoDOT’s toll-free customer service center at 1-888-ASK-MODOT (275-6636) to report pavement blow-ups.


7 Judge Rachel Bringer sponsors second annual training for attorneys for children in crisis

Judge Rachel L. Bringer, Presiding Judge, Tenth Judicial Circuit, organized and sponsored a one-half day Guardian Ad Litem training session for attorneys in the Tenth Circuit on June 28, 2012. Guardians Ad Litem are attorneys for children in cases in which abuse or neglect is alleged. The training will insure

that Marion, Ralls, and Monroe Counties comply with a state law requiring children’s attorneys, known as guardians ad litem, to be properly trained. Twenty-three attorneys completed the training and received 3.6 continuing legal education credit hours. Also attending the training were several Tenth Circuit Juvenile Officers and

Members met at the home of Jane Akers with nine present and guests Johnny Ragsdale, Harold and Jean Wilson, Neal Crain, Terry Callison and Vic Hultz. It was

nice for former member Jean Wilson to be able to attend and members enjoyed visiting. Sandwiches, homemade ice cream and desserts were served. Members exchanged birthday gifts. Next Blood Mobile will be Thursday, June 28, with Opal Johnston and Rebecca Hultz for food. Well wishes were extended to member Rebecca Hultz. Thursday, July 19 will be the next meeting with Mary Fran Shummard as hostess and Sally Blakemore will give a book review.

Evans Club members enjoy sandwiches and desserts

Pavement blowups

Motherhood Daze Club meets June 12

The year’s closing meeting of Motherhood Daze Club was held June 12. Members and guests enjoyed a delicious dinner prepared by hostesses Mary Beth Mitchell, Eva Miller, Anita Dunkle and Kathie Bierly. Eva Miller reviewed the club’s 53-year history. Flowers were presented to Betty Deaver, member of the Cradle to College Club, which sponsored the branch of Motherhood Daze Club. Mary Mallory and Ida Jean Wheelan were presented flowers

for being members for 53 Years. Two other charter members attending were Mary McMorris and Eva Miller. Motherhood Daze Recipe books, prepared by Terrie Taylor, containing member’s recipes, are available for $2. Mary Jane Havens presented a program on her hobby of Geocaching. She shared a Power Point featuring many of the interesting places they have visited while Geocaching. Club meetings will resume in September.

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CASA volunteer Cindy Whitaker. The training was held in partnership with the United States District Court, which provided free continuing legal education hours to attorneys in the afternoon under the leadership of United States District Judge E. Richard Webber and Chief Judge Catherine D. Perry, of St. Louis. The Guardian Ad Litem training included a presentation from Dr. Patsy Carter, Director of Children’s Clinical Services, Department of Mental Health, who spoke about the effect of trauma and substance use on the brain development of children and new evidence-based

methods for treatment. The training also included a discussion, led by Judge Rachel Bringer, Judge David Mobley, and Judge John Jackson, about the budget issues facing counties regarding guardian ad litem fees. The Tenth Circuit Juvenile Office presented a demonstration of the Circuit’s polycom equipment, which allows children or parents to participate in hearings through electronic media. “I am grateful that so many attorneys were willing to volunteer their time to complete the necessary training to assist children in crisis,” said Judge Bringer.

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Collection Center Jefferson City, June 12, 2012 Amber M. Andrews - Boonville; Speeding - $55.50 Elizabeth N. Brookhard - Kahoka; Speeding - $30.50 Tyler N. Clark - Canton; Speeding - $80.50 Patrick R. Enochs - Monroe City; Failure to wear protective headgear - $25.00 Michael T. Forte – Centralia; Speeding - $30.50 Natosha D. Garner – Monroe City; Speeding - $55.50 Melissa L. Garrison – Sweet Springs; Speeding - $55.50 Robert B. Glennon – Sun Prairie, Wis.; Speeding - $55.50 John E. Hall – Imperial; Insufficient flotation devices - $47.50 Charles A. Holland – Sturgeon; Speeding - $55.50 William E. Hord – Fulton; Failure to register motor vehicle - $30.50 Oliver F. Jacobs – Moline, Ill.; Speeding - $80.50 Marva K. Johnston – Madison; Seat belt violation - $10.00 Sammy B. Kay – Hamilton, Ill.; Speeding - $155.50 Thoai Le – Columbia; Failure to secure child - $20.50 Stephen T. Letourneaux – Brillion, Wis.; Speeding - $55.50 Ariel G. Lewis – Springfield; Speeding - $80.50 Sheila A. Lorenson – Philadelphia; Speeding - $80.50 Charles S. McGinness – Paris; Speeding - $30.50 Charles R. Miles – Centralia; Seat belt violation - $10.00 Daniel E. Moutray – Higbee; Seat belt violation - $10.00 Randall W. Pientka – Independence; Speeding - $80.50 Venkataraman Ramachandran – Columbia; Speeding - $30.50

Douglas K. Robertson – Macon; Failure to secure child in properly fastened restraint - $10.00 Breanne M. Rubison – Stoutsville; Speeding - $80.50 Huguens St. Jean – Moberly; Speeding - $80.50 Petra A. Swidler – Kirkwood; Speeding - $55.50 Bradley P. Unterbrink – Madison; Seat belt violation - $10.00 Thomas G. Ward – Warrenton; Speeding - $55.50 Matthew E. Watson – Paris; Speeding - $55.50 Dustin E. Wheeler – Norborne; Speeding - $55.50 Sierra N. Whitehead – Thompson; Speeding - $55.50 Justin T. Wood – Bloominton, Ill.; Speeding - $30.50 Collection Center Jefferson City, June 19, 2012 Cody L. Agee – Moberly; Speeding - $30.50 Steven A. Baker – Moberly; Seat belt violation - $10.00 Donnie C. Brown – Portage Des Sioux; Speeding - $30.50 James D. Burke – St. Charles; Insufficient flotation devices $47.50 James D. Burke – St. Charles; Insufficient number of watercraft fire extinguishers - $12.50 Kirstie J. Clinton – Columbia; Seat belt violation - $10.00 Monroe L. Crites, Jr. – Columbia; Speeding - $80.50 Phillip L. Dunham – Chicago, Ill.; Speeding - $55.50 Donald R. Dzurick – Ashland; Speeding - $55.50 Dillan M. Grafton – Lexington; Speeding - $155.50 Scottie C. Holbert – Knox City; Seat belt violation - $10.00 Mikala M. Houchins – Frankford; Failure to register motor ve-

MONDAY, June 25, 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 Road & Bridge Supervisor Jerry Arends to discuss ongoing projects.

3. Commission met with Monroe County Public Administrator Marguerite Jones who presented a computer software proposal for the Commissions review. The Commission does now adjourn. FRIDAY, June 29, 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 & expenditures. 3. Commission met with Road & Bridge Supervisor Jerry Arends to discuss progress on ongoing projects. The Commission does now adjourn.

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T H E M O N R O E C O U N T Y C O U RT H O U S E hicle - $30.50 Floyd T. Johnston – Madison; Seat belt violation - $10.00 Daniel G. Jones – Louisiana; Speeding - $80.50 Jerzy Kowalski – Chicago, Ill.; Speeding - $30.50 Kyle P. Meinhardt – Kahoka; Seat belt violation - $10.00 Charles P. Mudd – Moberly; Speeding - $55.50 Thomas H. Nelson – Santa Fe; Speeding - $30.50 Sterling D. Parrott – Centralia; Seat belt violation - $10.00 Thomas J. Rash – St. Charles; Speeding - $30.50 Shelli A. Sawyer – Hamilton,

Ill.; Speeding - $80.50 Emily Suzanne Smith – Thompson; Seat belt violation - $10.00 Lindsay B. Spalding – Monroe City; Speeding - $155.50 Brady T. Voepel – Palmyra; Seat belt violation - $10.00 Kenny L. Voepel – Palmyra; Seat belt violation - $10.00 Matthew G. Vogelsand – Warrenton; Insufficient personal floating devices - $47.50 Steven G. Voss – Linn; Disposed of wildlife illegally - $49.50 Jordan T. Whelan – Paris; Speeding - $30.50 Clifton I. Woods – Columbia; Speeding - $80.50

Two new restaurants now open in Paris

Owl Program at Paris Library...

Missouri Conservation Agent Kathi Moore gives an owl presentation at the Paris Library to local youth. APPEAL PHOTO

Monroe County Commission News

Mark Twain Lake has Burn Ban

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Mark Twain Lake has issued a burn ban until further notice due to dry conditions in the region to protect visitors and resources. The ban prohibits the use of charcoal or wood fires. Visitors to public recreation areas and campgrounds may use attended gas grills or stove tops. It just takes a small spark, which can escape into grass or nearby brush, to rapidly spread due to dry, breezy weather conditions. Vegetation is dry enough that it will burn even if green. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Mark Twain Lake would like to take this opportunity to remind everyone that fireworks are prohibited on all project grounds, no matter what the weather conditions. If you have questions please contact the Mark Twain Lake Project Office at 573-735-4097 or email Marktwaininfo@usace.

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Two New Restaurants...

(Top) Monroe County elected officials and courthouse workers enjoy the new Mexican/American restaurant Jacs in downtown Paris. (Bottom) Nicole Hagenhoff works the cash register at the 15 Diner, now open and located in Lake Village. APPEAL PHOTOS

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Cooling Centers... Continued from front · Wear loose-fitting, lightweight and light-colored clothes that cover as much skin as possible. · Protect your face and head by wearing a wide-brimmed hat. Wear sunscreen. · Avoid strenuous work during the warmest part of the day; use the buddy system when working in extreme heat and take frequent breaks. · Consider spending the warmest part of the day in public buildings such as libraries, schools, movie theaters, shopping malls and other community facilities. · Be aware of medications that may impair the body’s response to heat, including antihistamines, tranquilizers and some medications for heart disease. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) monitors high temperatures and humidity across the state to prevent heat-related illness and death. The elderly and the chroni-

cally ill are more vulnerable to the effects of high temperatures. They perspire less and are more likely to have health problems requiring medications that can impair the body’s response to heat. Many prescription medications make individuals more sensitive to the heat. Some of these medications include anti-psychotics, major tranquilizers, antihistamines, over-the-counter sleeping pills, antidepressants, heart drugs and some anti-Parkinsonian agents. Each year many Missourians suffer from heat-related illnesses, with some cases resulting in death. During prolonged periods of high temperatures, air conditioning is the best preventive measure. If you have any questions or concerns about a heat related issue, immediately see a medical professional. Sources: Department of Health and Senior Services, Monroe County Health Department


Around The County...

* City Council Meeting Date Changed to July 10... The date of next Paris City Council meeting has been changed to Tuesday, July 10 instead of July 3 due to the holiday. * Monroe County Garden Club to meet July 9... Monroe County Garden Club will have their July meeting on the Monday, July 9, at Doris Rosen”s house, at 7 p.m. They be going over all rules and regulation of the flower and quilt show and will be making plans to tour more gardens. Bring any plants you would like to share. Refreshments will be served. Come for the meeting. Call Carol Mock for more information. * Madison Baptist Church VBS ... Madison Baptist Church is hosting Vacation Bible School, on June 28 - June 30, from 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. For more information contact Pastor Mike Forte 573-6827928 * Free athletic physicals July 18... Free physicals will be offered to Paris Jr. High and Senior High athletes on Wednesday, July 18, from 8 - 11:30 a.m. Any Paris student wishing to participate in any athletics this upcoming school year is encouraged to receive their physical on July 18. This is the only day the physicals will be offered for free. Physical forms are available in the high school office, Athletic Directors office, or at Dr. Crawford’s office. * Madison Class of 1982 to hold reunion Aug. 4... Madison Class of 1982 will hold their 30 year reunion on Saturday, Aug. 4, at 6:30 p.m., at Becky’s Restaurant, in Madison. Please contact Dani Bates 660-676-2446 or Jill Hayden Pace 816-809-8875. * Youth football sign-up and Equipment Handout... Youth football sign-ups and equipment handout will be held on Wednesday, July 11, at 7 p.m., in the Paris R-II Elementary gym..

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Anna Crusha, left, and Sharon Henderson completed the 230 mile, five day, Katy Trail ride from St. Charles to Clinton. APPEAL PHOTO

NECAC starts new Chillin’ at 60 program

A new program sponsored by the not-for-profit North East Community Action Corporation (NECAC) is aimed at keeping elderly residents of five counties cool this summer. It’s called “Chillin’ at 60,” and will be available in Marion, Ralls, Lewis, Monroe and Shelby counties. NECAC is a 12-county area notfor-profit social service, community health and public housing Community Action Agency. NECAC contracts with federal, state and local governments, private businesses and other not-for profit organizations to operate and administer selfsufficiency service programs for the low-income, elderly, youth, disabled and disadvantaged population. The agency’s Central Administration Offices are located in Bowling Green, with NECAC Service Centers operated in each county. Under the program, income-qualifying people ages 60 and older can get fans on a first-come, first-served basis. In addition, those with a signed and dated letter from a doctor on letterhead with a telephone number will qualify to receive an air conditioner. However, the program is not just a one-time event. NECAC is asking residents, businesses, community groups, churches and other organizations in the five counties to become partners in the project and donate money or fans and air conditioners. “In the extremely hot conditions of summer, older residents are hesitant to ask for help,” said NECAC Monroe County Service Coordinator Lisa Blickhan. “Therefore, NECAC is trying to fill this unspoken need, and we’re asking anyone who can donate to help.” To qualify for a fan or air conditioner, residents of the five counties


must complete an application with photo identification and Social Security card. They also must complete an intake assessment at a NECAC Service Center and finish a NECAC life-skills class. People who want to contribute fans and air conditioners, or those who want to sign up for the program, should call or stop by one of the following NECAC Service Centers: Monroe County Service Coordinator Lisa Blickhan: 314 N. Washington in Paris -- 660-327-4110. Ralls County Service Coordinator Judy Eaton: 411 Main in New London -- 573-985-2411. Shelby County Service Coordinator Lisa Blickhan: 204 E. Third in Shelbyville -- 573-633-2210.

Katy Trail Ride... Continued from front people,” said Anna Crusha. “It was incredible listening to their experiences and where they had been and what they had done.” Both Henderson and Crusha were quick to note that they thoroughly enjoyed the company of their fellow riders and enjoyed the camaraderie. “It was like being at summer camp,” said Crusha. “Everyone was helpful and it was very social. ” “Everyone motivated each other,” said both Henderson and Crusha. The funniest part of the ride according to both riders was the first evening after retiring to their tents – they suddenly thought it was pouring rain but it was 40 foot sprinklers pummeling the tents as someone had forgotten to turn them off. Both riders explained that there is a ‘SAG” wagon that will help bring people to the campground if they cannot make it the last few miles. The wagon also provides water or sports drinks Henderson explained that to do something like the Katy Trail ride, a hybrid bicycle is needed. “You can’t ride a street bicycle on rides such as the Katy Trail, it just doesn’t work well,” said Henderson.

The surface of the Katy Trail is packed crushed limestone. Mountain bicycle and hybrid bicycle tires are best suited for the trail. Both Henderson and Crusha rode hybrids – one a Schwinn and the other a Trek. Now that they have conquered the Katy Trail their next goal is the MS 100 – a shorter albeit a faster ride in a shorter timeframe. Both riders reminded riders of all experience level to make sure they stay hydrated and eat at least snacks during their ride. Some Katy Trail Ride statistics include: Full Tour Riders – 306; Day Riders – 16; Non Riders – 3; Oldest Rider 84; Youngest Rider 6; Average Age – 54; and number of state represented on the ride – 29. Henderson and her husband Tal have five children, Jim, Megan, Kara, Tallmadge and Tessa, and 10 grandchildren while Crusha and her husband Gary have four daughters – Maura, Sophia, Gretchen and Victoria. Both Anna and Sharon are excited about riding again next year and including others in their ride. Crusha has her eyes set on a triathlon in the future, while Henderson just wants to ride, ride, ride!

Happy-Go-Lucky 4-H Club will not re-schedule the July meeting. The next meeting will be on Sunday, Aug. 5, at 6 p.m., at the GPS School house. All our prayers go out to Mary’s family - we feel your loss.

by Saylor Forsyth

My Friend Mary!... This last week something very sad happened. My friend, Mary Anglen passed away. I met Mary two years ago at 4-H camp. She was a really nice person. She did fun games with our cabin. Mary always included everyone. She even did my make-up for the dance on Thursday night. Mary was also my cadet teacher this year in 4th grade. She helped my class with our math work. One time she even taught the lesson for us. We really liked her. Mary was fun and always smiling and happy. I had a very good experience knowing Mary. I’m glad I got to know her at school and at 4-H camp. It is hard to lose someone you care about, but it is good to know they are in Heaven.

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July 12, 13, 14, 2012

Parade of Old Farm Tractors & Machinery

Thursday, July 12 • 9 a.m. • Paris Fairgrounds Featured Tractor: Massy Harris and Massy Ferguson

Activities to fill weekend at 43rd Old Threshers Reunion

All ages will enjoy the 43rd Annual Old Threshers Reunion The 43rd Annual Mark Twain day and at 7 a.m. on Saturday. Old Thresher’s Reunion opens The flea market and craft show Thursday, July 12, at the Paris, will open at noon on Friday, July Fairgrounds under the leadership 13. It will be open Saturday so you will have time to find that of President Angie Fields. Kick off begins with the 2nd perfect bargain from a friendly Annual Poker Style Tractor vendor. Cindy Hultz is in charge Cruise starting at 9 a.m., with of the flea market. There will be a 50/50 Drawing Line-up at 8:30 a.m., on Thursday, July 12. The Annual Fish during the show. This is the first Fry which is open to the public time for this and it’s an easy way will start at 5:30 p.m., at the Old to win some cool cash. On Friday evening, you can see Thresher’s Building. Noodler’s Anonymous will cook the fish. the Farm Draft Horse Pull beThe cost is $8.00 per plate and ginning at 6 p.m., The Pro Pull $4.00 for children six and under. will be held at 8 p.m. Both draft The Noodler’s always do a won- pulls will be held in the arena at derful job so the Old Threshers the south end of the Fairgrounds. Committee encourages every- There will be an overall first one to come out and eat with place trophy given to the winner them. You can listen to music by of the Pro Pull.  Other winners “Johnny Ragsdale and Friends” of the contest will be for Horsewhile you enjoy your food. THE manship, Best Matched Team, Best Dressed Team and Team GOOD FISH ARE BACK! The gates open at noon on Fri- Traveled Longest Distance. The

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Mark Twain Old Threshers Washers Tournament Saturday, July 14 • 2 p.m. Registration opens at 1 p.m.

100% payback, 2 person team, $5 each person entry fee Rules: Double elimination • Must use washers provided • Three washers per team • Play to 21 points • Must win by two points • No bouncing off ground • Boxes will be 25 feet from center to center Scoring: Cup cancels cup • Cup cancels box • Box cancels box. Cup scores 3 points • Box scores 1 point

Prize money paid to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place For more information call: David and Heather Huffman

gins at noon.  This event is open to both children and seniors.  This will be the third year for the Adult Frozen T-shirt Contest. Come participate and cool off a bit! Or just watch and laugh a lot! The fun will happen by the Food Shack at the south end starting at noon. This will be followed by the Auction at 12:30 PM There will be a handmade quilt and lots of other good stuff. Games for Kids begin at 1 p.m., by the Sawmill area. There will be a Straw Scramble and a Hula Hoop contest. Kids should register before noon by the Food Booth. The threshing with the large and small steam engines will begin around 1 p.m., and baling straw with tractor power will follow. The Washers Tournament starts at 2 p.m. by Food Shack and there will be an Antique Classic Tractor Pull around 3 p.m. The

Best Overall Restored Tractor will receive a trophy. The Pet Show begins at 3 p.m., in the Small Arena. Pre-register by noon and make the judge work hard. Other attractions throughout the day include a horse-drawn equipment demo, saw mills in operation, early day gas engines and farm tractors, dunking booth, Conservation exhibits, straw baling and a rope making machine. Featured this year will be the Massey Harris and the Massey Ferguson. All makes are welcome! Saturday evening will conclude with music by Ben VanDyke and “Rumble Strip.” Come dance or just listen and tap your toes to some good old real country music! Finding delicious food on the grounds won’t be a problem.  The Mark Twain Old Thresher’s




demonstration of strength from the horses is a reminder of what life was like before tractors were invented. You will be amazed at how much weight these beautiful horses can pull! Spectators should remain quiet until each team’s pull is complete. Go can sound like Whoa to a horse and their hearing is much better than humans. Friday evening comes to a close with music by a group named “Rumble Strip” Ben VanDyke; son of Leroy VanDyke is their leader. This group plays before and after the Missouri Waltz Contest at the State Fair and they are very talented. The good old time country music will begin at 7:30 p.m. in front of the Grandstand. Bring your appetite to the kickoff of Saturday’s events with a breakfast from 7 to 9 a.m. by the Old Threshers Association. At 10 AM on Saturday, the Old Thresher’s Parade will be held in front of the Grandstand. This change was made so that more antique tractors and steam engines can participate. Get a Button and come out and enjoy the sights from long ago. Be sure to watch for Mary Curtright who is this year’s Parade Marshal. Be sure to give her a wave and a “Thank You.” There will be a Baby Show starting at 8 AM and an Antique Car and Truck Show after the Parade on the west side of the Fairgrounds. The Miniature Draft/Pony Pull will take place at noon on Saturday in the arena. The Kiddie Pedal Pull also be-

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All Antique Car and Truck Owners Bring you vehicles to Mark Twain Old Thresher’s on Saturday, July 14! Parade through Paris Fairgrounds at 10 a.m. Line up at north end of the Grandstand at approximately 9 a.m.

Food Booth will be serving hamburgers, pork burgers, brats, hot dogs, taters and onions, walking tacos, ice cream (stand by Bill Deck), cold soda pop, tea, lemonade, bottled water, and also BBQ pork steak and chicken dinners. Admission to this year’s event is $5.00 Button is good for Friday and Saturday and Program Books are available.   Twelve years and under are free when accompanied by an adult. www.marktwainoldthreshers. com is a really good website for additional info Mark Twain Old Thresher’s Association is a non-profit organization. The purpose of the organization is to bring together persons who are interested in antiques and to have an organization dedicated to the displaying of antiques from this geographical area.

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July 13, 14 and 15 Display your cars and trucks;

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Featuring son of Leroy Van Dyke: BEN VAN DYKE & The Rumble Stripe Band Friday and Saturday Evening

Lots of live music to enjoy! OPEN TO PUBLIC

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Fish Fry to help kick off 2012 Old Threshers

The Annual Fish Fry which is open to the public will start at 5:30 p.m., at the Old Thresher’s

Enjoy the food, the parade, the fun - at the 43rd Old Threshers

Building. Noodler’s Anonymous will cook the fish. The cost is $8.00 per plate and $4.00 for children six and under. The Noodler’s always do a wonderful job so the Old Threshers Committee encourages everyone to come out and eat with them. You can listen to music by “Johnny Ragsdale and Friends” while you enjoy your food. THE GOOD FISH ARE BACK! The fish fry is open to the public. Also available will be carry-outs and any one wanting to purchase a button may do so.


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43rd Old Threshers Reunion will feature numerous activities

Schedule of events on Page 14!

For a Great Time Visit Old Threshers!!!

• Early Day Gas Tractors • Large & Small Steam Engines in Operation

•Horse Pulls • Threshing Demonstrations with Old Time Equipment

• Early Day Gas Engines

•Kid’s Pedal Pull

• Old Threshers Food Booth


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Visit Old Th reshers!!! Paris R-II school board approves next year’s budget... Continued from front Authorize sale of surplus property - The board members authorized the sale of surplus property including mats and mowers for sale. Approve Testing Service – It was noted that the district does use psychological testing services but Lisa Youse will do more testing so the district should not use as much will continue Storch Testing Services at $60 an hour. Board members approved continuing the testing services contract. Program Evaluations Attendance - Principal Chris Johnson gave the board members a comprehensive overview of attendance over the past five years with high school running 94 percent and elementary and junior high at 95 percent. “Attendance is not a huge issue in the district,” said new Superintendent Chris Johnson. “Overall it is very consistent.” Superintendent Henke also presented Parents As Teachers – It was noted that nothing new in evaluation, it is an excellent program that helps get parents involved in child’s education. “I can’t say enough about the program - it is an excellent program that helps us,” said Superintendent Henke. “We are fortunate to have them,” said President Williams regarding the PAT program and the Monroe County Health Department. Secondary Principal Matt Smith presented the MO Options as basically a program that targets at risk

students and has necessary requirements to be met. “We do have a student that we plan to use this during the upcoming year,” said Principal Smith. “This is a viable way to have a student that is behind get their high school diploma.” It was noted that the program uses the GED as a progression tool and that the student also must take required EOC tests. “It is a viable pathway to graduation,” said Principal Smith. Superintendent Report - Next meetings: June 29 (close fiscal year); Monday, July 9, at 4 p.m.; and Wednesday, July 18, at 7 p.m. Superintendent Henke - read two thank you notes including one from the Agnew Scholarship winner Cody Dawson. Principals Report Secondary Principal Matt Smith noted that, “I thought the end of the year activities went really well.” Principal Smith praised Lisa Youse, David Freitag and Mrs. Haley for their year ending success. Principal Smith noted that due to a teacher resignation there needs to be a couple changes to the student class schedule. Elementary Principal Chris Johnson/Wendi Wood - discussed objective based grade card for second grade. It was explained that it makes more sense to start grades at third grade and not second. “Wendi and I agree that this is the way it should be,” said Superintendent Johnson. “Parents will know

more than if just given a grade. Typically parents like this - not just a one-page card. It will meet and show second grade curriculum objectives.” The board members received an overview of an after school grant program in Moberly looking to expand to Madison and Paris. It was noted that their program is successful and have been invited to write a grant. Taking Care of Kids is a nondenominational Christian organization but not required to participate. It’s to support kids who are having difficulty in the public school program. It was noted that all they want from the district is to use facilities when they need it. There is a grant paid liaison and 4-6 adults for every 20 youth. They will use the facilities, host prevention assemblies, send flyers home, and parents will have the chance to meet with the liaison when they need to. “It will give us another resource for those kids that need our help,” said Superintendent Johnson. “It will also be a good resource for parents. This is a resource and we a referral agency. It helps with support that the kids don’t get at home. “ In an approved closed session the board members approved Brenda Bragg the part time custodial position for the summer; approved Paul Turner for a teaching contract; approved Quentin Forrest for an assistant football coaching contract; approved Brant Long as the assistant girl’s basketball coach; approved Lisa Youse for A+ Coordinator; and

approved Jimmie Stewart for a bus driver position. All positions except Brenda Braggs are for the 20122013 school year. The board members also approved Mary Sue Branham as the high school part-time lunch clerk position for the 2012-13 school year. With no further business the board members adjourned at 10:20 p.m. Special Meeting – June 29 The Paris R-II Board of Education met in special session to balance out the budget for the school year 20112012. President Libby Williams called the meeting to order at 7 a.m., on Friday, June 29. Budget to Actual for 2011-2012: It was noted that Fund III is in the minus due to an extra bond payment. “We had a total increase of $20,000 this year and I do see things getting a little better,” said Superintendent Nancy Henke. The board members made a motion and approved the actual setting of district balances. Authorized Representative: Chris Johnson was approved as authorized representative for the Paris R-II School District. This appointment allows Superintendent Johnson to sign all DESE and Federal programs. The board members approved Superintendent Johnson as authorized representative. Evaluation System (for educators): Superintendent Johnson gave an overview of the new DESE evaluation program. “This does not hurt our district at

all and there is no cost to the program,” said Superintendent Johnson. “This is a good program to give experience to our administrators,” said Superintendent Henke. “We are going to be using these standards and this is an opportunity to ask questions rather than having to be asked,” said Principal Matt Smith. “It has been a long time since DESE revamped their evaluation systems. They are working hard to make this system as objective as they can. No matter who goes into a classroom there is an objective. “ “We have been doing this across the state but it has not been a consis-

tent program,” said Nancy “Pilot programs are good and we need to participate,” said Board President Libby Williams. The board members agreed and approved participation in the pilot program for evaluation.” Diesel Bids: The board members approved the authorization of bids for 6,000 gallons of diesel fuel. In an approved closed session the board members approved offering non-certified employment to Kayla Doerhoff and Brant Long for the 2012-2013 school year. With no further business the board members adjourned at 7:31 a.m.

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.

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e d i u G • PARIS, Mo. - Nice 5 bedroom home on 9.2 acres m/l, 90’ x 40’ machine shed, 40’ x 40’ shop and garage, blacktop frontage, excellent location.

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18060 Monroe Road 1043, Madison, Mo. Unique Earth Contact Home with upper level, on 5 beautiful acres. Three bedroom, 2 bath, attd. garage and 2 sheds. Mature trees, fruit trees, garden, flowers Small hay field and fenced area for horses or cattle. Enjoy timber and creek. Half mile from Hwy. 24, 10 miles from Moberly and 20 miles from Mark Twain Lake.

6 acres, 1 1/2 story brick front home, 3 bedroom , master suite, dining, living and family rooms, huge detached garage, concrete floor and workshop. Hwy. 154 frontage - Great location for your home or business. Geothermal makes utilities affordable. Paris. Call Holly! PRICE REDUCED - $210,900

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33070 Monroe Road 692, Stoutsville 17414 Doe Run, New London 2bd/2ba - $79,900 3bd/2ba/5ac ~ $89,000


20002 Monroe Road 415, Paris 4bd/3.5ba/20ac - $225,000

17785 Monroe Rd. 857, Paris 2bd/2ba- $29,900




Rock Road, Paris Vacant Building Lot - $28,000


19336 Hwy J • Monroe City, MO 63456 • 573-735-3322 • 800-530-5873 Monroe Co. Rd. 330, Paris 43.94 Acres - $131,800


13202 Hwy. 15, Paris 3bd/2ba/10 acres - $165,000

508 Pitts St., Paris 3 bd/ 1 ba - $75,900


35364 Rt. D, Santa Fe 2 bd/ 1 ba - $73,900

31609 Monroe Rd. 450, Stoutsville 3bd/1.5ba, 2.3 acres - $59,900


624 S. Combs, Paris 4bd/1.5ba - $74,000

Verle Hugenot (660) 676-4620 Vicki Dimmitt (573) 795-2450 Bill Scheiner (573) 248-5874 Jim Blankinship (573) 356-7049 Kent Thomas (573)473-4931 Debbie Thomas (573) 881-4028

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Gerri Lei Dollens (573) 682-7778 Dennis Dewey (573) 248-4226 Sarah Jacobson (573) 746-6120 Debra Smith (573) 881-4282 Kristin Power (573)-682-4170


Beautiful Country Home on 32 Private Acres, 2275 sq. ft. home (plus 450 sq. ft.

Ranch Home in Paris, goodnice older 1 or 2 Singlewide Mobilespectacular Home & Large Building on 7.27 Acres, extra vinyl sided 3 season room), views Metal of bedroom, Mark Twain 3 directions, of extra 1.5Lake bathinhome, walkoutlots basement, features, heatenclosed pump system, 32 with pond attracts all kinds home withground lots of source upgrades, porch andacres decks, 2 stocked lovely ponds, just offaccess Hwy 154 covered front porch, stairs provide to of wildlife, nice 30x40 metal building, located off Hwy U, Paris. $395,000. 1 car garage, level yard has near Elk Fork Boat Ramp at Mark Twainunfinished Lake. Paris.attic, $98,900. Country Home on 7.5 Acres, spacious 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath 1.5 story cedar and brick large trees & alley access. Very Ranch Homeground & Metal Building. Home is located on$39,500. 3.64 acres adjoining homeLarge with full basement, source heat pump, covered deck, attached garage, motor Corps land by Stoutsville Boat Ramp. Approx. 4,000 sq. ft. including finished walkout home carport,Ranch 36’x56’ Home, guest house and E. openregarage, stocked pond, Pella windows, and Country Hwy lots of closets. Near 3Stoutsville Ramp off 107.with $215,000. modeled 4Upstairs: bedroom, 2 bath Boat ranch onlarge 4.9Hwy basement. bedrooms, 2 baths, kitchen breakfast area, dining room, acres, fenced shop building with 1 bedroom home with two 30x40 metal 31.9 Acres withpasture, Earth Contact Home, newer living room, wood burning fireplace inbarn upstairs family room. Downstairs: family room, rec. partial concrete and metal with barns, good huntingfloor, and wildlife viewing with fenced pasture, trails lead to several good 4deer horse stalls. Just minutes to South Fork area, partial kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, and lots of storage. 80035326 2 large decks and gazebo stand sites, off Hwy 19 and F in Ralls County. $154,250. Boat Ramp at Mark Twain Lake. $109,900 Secludedlarge 13 Acres, bedroom, singlewide family room addition,doors, lots overlook stocked3 pond, 30 ft.2 xbath 70 ft. insulatedhome metalwith building with 4 overhead of added features, 30x50 metal building with concrete floor and large door, 18x20onmetal Beautiful quality-built home 32 concrete floor, and electric. One overhead door is oversized for large boats etc. $179,900. with large spectacular of Mark carport, and concrete storm shelter, acres nice decks, trees and views creek near Mark Twain 104 Farm, private hunting32farm income, small cabin, lands and metal Lake. acreswith is surrounded by public on LakeAcre BoatSecluded Ramp. $132,500. 80032945 3 sides. 4 bedroom 2.5 bath home has many House,40Garage Clubhouse basement 29 Wooded Acres North barn, acres of&tillable land, with 40 acres mostlyonlevel pasture with lotsAdjoining of large scattered energy efficiency features. Main floor master River,balance Househeavily has stone woodincluding burning fireplace, 1.5 fenced baths, stocked trees, wooded a branchand of3 bedrooms, Indian area for&pond, horses, bedroom bath, Creek., Attached garage deaccess to North River, view of river and valley, Philadelphia. $165,000. 80035879 tached metal building with concrete shopare area Monroe Rd 390, Several Mark Twain Lake boat ramps and Indian Creek Marina Newer Ranch Home with Extra Large Metal Building, 2050 ft. 3$369,900. bedroom, just 2 & wood stove. Off Hwy U, sq. Paris. minutes away. bath home with$299,000. many quality features, also 48 ft. x 60 ft. insulated metal building with Remodeled Home in and Santa Fe, 4 acres has pond with dock & fountain, concrete floor 3 72 garage doors, full bath, Will Divide 32 ,or, Call for details. 2 bedroom, updated new bathlocated just off Hwy J north of Cannon Dam or south of US 36, Monroe City. $185,000. Beautiful Country Homeporch, on 32onPrivate Acres, 2275 sq. ft. home (plus 450 sq. ft. 3 room, Home, covered front blacktop Ranch 2 bedroom, 2 bath home in Stoutsville Resort, excellent location near with plenty of room for parking. $34,900. season room), spectacular MarkBoat Twain LakeatinMark 3 directions, lots ofCovered extra features, Stoutsville Boat Ramp andviews NorthofFork Ramp Twain Lake. porch & oak cabinets, $69,900. ground source heat pump system, 32 acres with stocked pond attracts all kinds of wildlife, 5 Acre Tract, enjoy fishing & boating at theSpacious 15 acre privateranch lake thathome is part of on 27 acre3 nice 30x40 metal building, located off Hwy Uhomes in Monroe County, Paris School district. common area, RVs, garages, pole barns, andAcres, are2 allowed, off Hwy U in Monroe bedroom, 2 bath, partially $384,900. County. $25,000. finished walkout basement has 1 car 40 Acres in Monroe County, wooded private pond,excellent use of nearby 27 mile acre garage, large wood deck. Just one Ranch Home, 2 bedroom, 2 bath homeandinpasture, Stoutsville Resort, location near from Stoutsville Boat Ramp from on blackcommon area with 15 acre lake, surveyed into four 10 acre tracts, just minutes Mark Stoutsville Boat Ramp and North Fork Boat Ramp at Mark Twain Lake. Covered porch & top road. $126,900. Twain Lake off Hwy U, Monroe Co. $120,000. oak cabinets, $69,900. Ranch Home on 7.25 Acres, 40 Acres, excellent hunting on this secluded 40 acres, mostly level with lots of scattered 5 br, 3 bath home with attached ga137 Acres in Ralls 64 acres tillableLake landBoat thatRamp, has been trees, largeFarm permanent deerCounty, stand, near MarkofTwain offused HwyasD,pasture, Monroe73 rage, fireplace, finished down with County. $125,000. acres is wooded with many large trees,, metal barn, several level wooded areas that would family room, detached large trees, fenced with good Highway 24 frontage, 24.7 Acres, rolling pasturegarage, with scattered make excellent home sites overlooking draws where lakes could be built. Center, deckwater, overlooks stocked pond. Hwywooded rural electric available, Stoutsville. $117,500. U, Paris School. $174,900. Mo off Hwy 19. $395,000.. 38 Acres, secluded land adjoining Corps property, North Fork Arm of Mark Twain Lake, new 30’x40’ metal building, property is 1⁄2 wooded with many large trees, lots of deer, turkey, and other wildlife. Just off Hwy 24, Stoutsville. $159,000. Rare 3.36 Acres, within walking distance of Mark Twain Lake, close to South Fork Boat Ramp, good building site with lots of woods behind home site, Victor Place just off Hwy 154. Paris school district. $24,900. 1 Acre Lot in Florida, MO, adjoins Corps land, old frame house. $69,500.

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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.


61 acres – ½ wooded, ½ open, water and electric, older farmhouse off Route 154 – close to Mark Twain Lake. $2,500 per acre 40 acres Monroe County - 25 acres tillable, Middlefork Salt River frontage, $2,950 per acre 149 acres in Grundy County - with 110 acres tillable, Route Y frontage $2,500 per acre 13090 Hwy 15 – South of Paris, Large home, full partially finished walkout basement on 5 acres. Home includes 5 bedrooms, 3 and ½ bathrooms

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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 FOR RENT: Mobile home in Madison, 2 or 3 bedroom., appliances, central air. Call 660-2637533....................................26-4t FOR RENT: Partially furnished apartment in Paris, $250 deposit, $250 month. 573-4736990....................................26-8t

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Thank You God bless each and everyone who honored me with cards for my 85th birthday. It has certainly been a pleasure to read them! Thank you so very much.

Helen Sharp From the daughter and son of Jerry Wayne Dunlap: We deeply appreciate your expression of sympathy during this difficult time. Your kind words, thoughts and prayers mean a lot to us and our family. To all of his neighbors and friends who prepared the food, sent flowers and made donations, please know how much we appreciate your sincere kindness.

Sincerely, Kassie Kelley and Darek Dunlap

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HELP WANTED FARM BUREAU INSURANCE is looking for a qualified individual to serve as office secretary for the Monroe Service Center. Candidates must have strong clerical, communication and computer skills. Competitive salary & benefits. Send resume to Farm Bureau, 407 Court Street, Fulton, MO, 65251, or call (573)642-3381. EOE

Thank you to all the doctors and nurses at Boone Hospital for their care.Thanks to the staff and doctors at Boone Wound Clinic for their care and continued care.Thank you Dr. Crawford and staff at Monroe Manor.Thank you to all my relatives and friends for all the calls, cards and visits. I still have a long way to go, but it’s good to be home.

Bill Wilkerson


Madison C-3 Shcool is seeking a school bus driver. Starting wage is $58/day for regular route and $9.90/ hour for extra duty trips. Must have CDL with proper endorsements. Successful candidate must also pass physical and background check. Application can be made in Superintendent’s Office in Madison C-3 School District, 309 Thomas Street, Madison Mo. Application forms are also available at Equal Opportunity Employer.

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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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Thank you West Monroe County Fire District in Madison and Paris Rural Fire District for taking care of the grass fire at our farm. THANK YOU,


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Legal Notices

IN THE ESTATE OF: NELL E. vs. Case No. 12MN-CV00070 ERIC S. BAXTER MAGRUDER, SSN: XXX-XX-2255 Deceased Case Number: 11MN-PR00039 Unknown Respondent. NOTICE OF FILING


The State of Missouri to: Eric S. Baxter, address unknown NOTICE UPON You are notified that an action ORDER has been commenced against you FOR SERVICE in the Circuit Court of Monroe BY PUBLICATION County, Missouri, the object and The State of Missouri to: Victogeneral nature of which is Dissoria L. Mitcham lution of Marriage. You are notified that an action The names of all parties in this has been commenced against you action are stated in the caption in the Circuit Court of Monroe/ above and the name and address Paris, Missouri, the object and of the attorney for the Petitioner general nature of which is a di- is T. Peter Danielsons, Legal Servorce and which affect the fol- vices of Eastern Missouri, Inc., lowing described property: none. P.O. Box 1276, Hannibal, MO You are further notified that, 63401. unless you file an answer or other You are further notified that, unpleading or otherwise appear and less you file an answer or other defend against this action with- pleading or otherwise appear and in 45 days after June 14, 2012, defend against this action within judgement by default will be en- 45 days after June 14, 2012, judgtered against you. ment by default will be entered (seal) against you. June 7, 2012 (seal) Heather D. Wheeler June 6, 2012 (Clerk) Heather D. Wheeler Published on: June 14, 21, 28 (Clerk) and July 5, 2012 Published on: June 14, 21, 28 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT and July 5, 2012 OF MONROE COUNTY IN THE AT PARIS, MISSOURI CIRCUIT COURT OF BRENDA L. BAXTER, MONROE COUNTY, SSN: XXX-XX-6256 MISSOURI, PROBATE DIVIPetitioner, SION


To: All persons interested in the above referenced estate: You are hereby notified that the undersigned personal representative will file a petition for an order of complete settlement of the estate together with a final settlement and proposed order of distribution in the Probate Division of the Circuit Court of Monroe County, Missouri on May 11, 2012 or as may be continued by the court. If no objections to the settlement or proposed order of distribution are filed within 20 days after the date of the filing thereof, the court will consider said settlement and proposed distribution and, upon their approval, the court will determine the persons entitled to decedent’s descendible interest in the estate and the extent and character of their interest therein. Upon proof of compliance with the courts order of distribution by the representative, the court will discharge the personal representative and sureties, if any, from further claim or demand by any interested person.

Dated: April 11, 2012 Jason C. Fleenor (signed) Attorney for the Estate Published on: June 28 and July 5, 12 and 19, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF MONROE COUNTY, MISSOURI, PROBATE DIVISION IN THE ESTATE OF: ROSE MARY VAUGHN, Deceased Case Number: 11MN-PR00051


To: All persons interested in the above referenced estate: You are hereby notified that the undersigned personal representative will file a petition for an order of complete settlement of the estate together with a final settlement and proposed order of distribution in the Probate Division of the Circuit Court of Monroe County, Missouri on May 11, 2012 or as may be continued by the court. If no objections to the settlement or proposed order of distribution are filed within 20 days after the date of the filing thereof, the court will consider said settlement and proposed distribution and, upon their approval, the court will determine the persons entitled to decedent’s descendible interest in

the estate and the extent and character of their interest therein. Upon proof of compliance with the court’s order of distribution by the representative, the court will discharge the personal representative and sureties, if any, from

further claim or demand by any interested person. Dated: April 11, 2012 (signed) Jason C. Fleenor Attorney for the Estate Published on: June 28 and July 5, 12 and 19, 2012

Public Notices BID REQUEST The Paris R-II School District is accepting bids for stage curtains. For specifications and additional information please contact Mrs. Chris Johnson, Superintendent, at 740 Cleveland Street, Paris, MO 65275, 660-327-4112. All proposals should be submitted by 4 p.m. Friday, July 6. The district reserves the right to accept or rejected any or all bids.

BID REQUEST The Paris R-II School District is accepting bids for carpet. For specifications and additional information please contact Mrs. Chris Johnson, Superintendent, at 740 Cleveland Street, Paris, MO 65275, 660-327-4112. All proposals should be submitted by 4 p.m. Friday, July 6. The district reserves the right to accept or rejected any or all bids.

BID REQUEST The Paris R-II School District is accepting bids for two commercial dishwashers. For specifications and additional information please contact Mrs. Chris Johnson, Superintendent, at 740 Cleveland Street, Paris, MO 65275, 660-327-4112. All proposals should be submitted by 4 p.m. Friday, July 6. The district reserves the right to accept or rejected any or all bids.

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 Monday, July 9, 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.

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Obituaries ✝

Monroe County VITALS United We Pray July 1

Burial was at Oakland Cemetery. Visitation was Sunday July 1, from 4-7 p.m., at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the Central Christian College of the Bible or the MACC Nursing Program.


Jerry Dunlap


Jerry Dunlap, 71 of Paris, passed away on Sunday, June 24. Mr. Dunlap was born on Feb. 12, 1941, in Mexico, the son of Madison and Rose Clemans Dunlap. He is survived by his significant other, Debbie Young of Paris; two sons, Darek Dunlap of St. Louis, and Lance Ketchum of Paris; one daughter, Kassie Kelley of Lee’s Summit; one brother, Kenny Dunlap of Mexico; one sister, Mary Sue Pace of Mexico; eight grandchildren; two nephews and one niece. He was preceded in death by his parents. Before his retirement, Mr. Dunlap worked for A & A Auto Body, in Mexico. He, also, owned and operated his own auto body shop and worked for Pearl Motor Company, in Mexico. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., on Wednesday, June 27, at Agnew Funeral Home. Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 26, at the funeral home. Burial was in Southfork Cemetery.

Mary Ann Burress Dicken


Mary Ann Burress Dicken, 76, of Moberly, passed away June 28, at University Hospital, in Columbia. She was born Oct. 13, 1935 in Robinson, Ill., to Seibert Leon and Ruby (Lindley) Kelm. Mary worked as a R.N. at Moberly Regional Medical Center before retiring. She was a member of Timberlake Christian Church. She was also a member of Altrusa, B.P.W. and the Sweet Adeline’s. She was also a Sunday School teacher. On June 17, 1953 in Decatur, Ill., she married Gary L. Burress, Sr. and he preceded her in death on July 31, 1981. On April 15, 2000 she married Glen Lester Dicken and he survives of the home. She is also survived by two sons Michael and Vivian Burress, of Columbia and Gary and Toni Burress Jr., of Lincoln, Neb.; three daughters Cathy and William Rives of Columbia, Paula and Mike Delaney of Madison and Ruth and Dan Walla of Lincoln, Neb.; five stepchildren; 10 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband and one brother. Services were held on Monday July 2, at 10 a.m., at the MillionTaylor Funeral Home, in Moberly.

Rebecca Hultz


Rebecca Hultz, 73 of Holliday, passed away on Monday, June 25, at a Columbia Hospital. Mrs. Hultz was born on Sept. 15, 1938, in Monroe County, the daughter of George and Berta Dry Armel. She married Victor Hultz on May 20, 1956, in Paris, and he survives at home. Other survivors include five children; four sons and one daughter; Mike (Kathy) Hultz, of Kempner, Texas; Patty (Steve) Sexton, of Paris,;Steve (Patty) Hultz, of Burnet, Texas, Benny Hultz, of Straton, Penn.; and Alan (Cindy) Hultz, of Madison; one son-inlaw, Andy Clarkson, of Hannibal; nineteen grandchildren and twentythree great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, a grandson, Johnathan Clarkson, a daughter, Judy Clarkson and one sister, Maribelle Gilmore. She graduated from Paris R-II High School in 1956. After high school she attended Moberly Area Community College, where she was licensed as an LPN. She worked as a LPN in Monroe and Randolph County. She was a member of the Holliday Christian Church and was a member of the Evans Club. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., on Friday, June 29, at Agnew Funeral Home with Reverend Donna Scott officiating. Visitation was from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 28, at the funeral home. Burial was in Walnut Grove Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Holliday Christian Church or the Monroe County Cancer Supporters.

Relay For Life in honor of past and current members affected by cancer. Gayln Deffron reported that the Sunshine Committee made a visit to Monroe Manor. The committee was set up to make frequent visits to the area nursing homes. Shirley Ensor read a thank you letter from the Holliday School PTO for the club’s donation to their school carnival fundraiser. A book report was given by Mary

HOLLIDAY CHRISTIAN CHURCH Friday, July 6 • 6 p.m. All political candidates welcome – and all those who want to cool off with delicious homemade ice cream!!!

Over 100 members of the community met at the Paris Fairgrounds for United We Pray - an inter-faith prayer gathering, coordinated by Marcie Buckman, to pray for our nation’s freedom and safety. Helping lead the event was (top to bottom) Donna Scott, David Charlick and Wesley Hammond. (Right) Lindsey Mitchell holds the youngest attendee Glory Reigns Chase.

Morgan. The book, The Happy Golden Years, was part of a series written by Laura Ingalls Wilder. The Tuesday, July 3 meeting will be the annual birthday party. Members will meet at Jac’s, the new restaurant in Paris, at 11:30 a.m.

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Country Homemakers Meet

An “old fashioned picnic” was the theme for the Country Homemakers Club meeting Tuesday, June 5, hosted by Sharon Martin. Fifteen members attended the carry in luncheon. Country Homemakers will cosponsor a flower and quilt show with the Monroe County Garden Club. The show will be held Saturday, July 21. The club also voted to give a donation to the summer lunch program sponsored by the Baptist Church. Country Homemakers will dedicate luminaries sponsored by

The parents of Rachel Lane Bringer of Palmyra, and Bobby Ray Shepherd of Hannibal, are pleased to announce the wedding of their children. Rachel is the daughter of Marvin and Loretta Bringer of Maywood. She graduated from Palmyra High School, the University of Missouri-Columbia, and the University of Missouri School of Law. Rachel currently serves as the Presiding Circuit Judge for the Tenth Judicial Circuit, which consists of Marion, Monroe, and Ralls Counties. Bobby is the son of Bobby and Billie Shepherd of DeQueen, Ark., and he is the father of Dalton Shepherd of Hannibal. Bobby graduated from DeQueen High School and the University of Arkansas with a degree in chemical engineering. He is employed with BASF Corporation-AgriculturalDivison as a Senior Project Manager. A small church wedding is planned for July 21, 2012, at South Union Baptist Church in Maywood. The luncheon reception will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 21 at the American Legion Hall in Palmyra. The reception is open to the public. To assist with preparation, reservations are required by Tuesday, July 10 Please RSVP with your name, address, and number attending to Mr. and Mrs. Marvin and Loretta Bringer, 4125 County Rd. 118, Maywood, MO 63454. Due to the ethical guidelines governing judges, Bobby and Rachel respectfully request no gifts.

Mary Bernice Anglen Mary Bernice Anglen, 18 of Paris, Missouri, passed away on Saturday, June 30, 2012 at a Columbia hospital as the result of an automobile accident. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, July 6, at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Paris with Reverend Wesley Hammond officiating. Visitation will be from 12 p.m. until time of service at the church. Burial will be in Fayette City Cemetery in Fayette. Mary was born on March 22, 1994 in Columbia, to William “Bill” and Margie Miller Anglen. She is survived by her parents, Bill and Margie Anglen of Paris; grandmother, Mary Ann Anglen of Columbia; great-aunt, Rowena Anglen of Marshall; uncle, Lloyd Miller of Paris; aunt; Deloris Scholl of Tacoma, Wash., and several cousins. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Glenn and Bernice Miller and her grandfather, Romie Anglen. Mary graduated from Paris R-II High School in 2012. While in high school, she was a member of Quiz Bowl, FBLA, FFA, and was a member of Happy Go Lucky 4-H Club. She was employed by Mark Twain State Park as a Youth Corp Specialist. She was a member of the Faith Baptist Church, in Columbia. Memorials may be made to Midwest Transplant Network, 1900 W. 47th Place, Suite 400, Westwood, KS 66205 or Coyote Hill Christian Children’s Home, P.O. Box 1, Harrisburg, MO 65256 Agnew Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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