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A Athletic Booster Club Meeting Aug. 1, at 6 p.m. at Football Stadium Shelter ALL parents of student athletes, ALL SPORTS, both junior high and high school are asked to attend.



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2012 Monroe County Fair crowns royalty

And the Winners Are...

(Left) Ariyah Fugate, daughter of Bridget Baker, was named 2012 Monroe County Fair Baby Show Grand Champion. The annual Monroe County Fair baby show is sponsored by Monroe Manor. (Center) Courtney Hendren was named the 2012 Monroe County Fair Queen prior to the 4-H Royalty program. Queen Hendren will represent Monroe County at the Missouri State Fair APPEAL PHOTOS

2012 Monroe County Fair 4-H Royalty...

R-II Board accepts resignation of Secondary Principal Matt Smith The Paris R-II Board of Education met in special session on Thursday, July 12 in the district boardroom. For the third time in as many principals, the board members approved the resignation of a secondary principal, this time current principal Matt Smith, in the months of June or July. The board members also accepted the resignation of first grade teacher Audrey Smith. “Matt and Audrey did a great job while they were here and the district wishes them good luck in their new positions,” said Paris R-II District Superintendent Chris Johnson. “If it was just me I would have been here forever,” said former Principal Smith. “I love this place, but I have a family to think of and two young children.”

“I won’t be any happier driving to work at Centralia than I was driving to work were,” added Smith. “I am going to miss working here – it was great.” According to Superintendent Johnson the district has advertised the job opening and is currently receiving applications for the position. “I will review the applications and start calling individuals for interviews,” said Superintendent Johnson. Al\so during the special session, the board members also approved the move of Special Education teacher Kelly Williams move to High School Special Ed and Gretchen O’Bryan from kindergarten teacher to Elementary Special Education. At an earlier special meeting, FBLA students Josh Ebbesmeyer, Ted Ebbesmeyer, Danielle Wheelan, Paul Turner and Rae

2012 Mark Twain Old Threshers Parade...


On Monday, July 17, the Monroe County Fair 4-H crowned the 4-H Royalty. Before a large crowd of onlookers, the 2012 Monroe County Fair 4-H Royalty included: King Connor Johnson, Happy-GoLucky; Queen Brooke Rentschler, Paris Patriots; Prince William Burns, Cannon Kids; and Princess Katie Thomas, Madison. Left to right, Katie Thomas, Brooke Rentschler, Connor Johnson and William Burns.

Graupman with sponsor Barb Mason gave a presentation to the board members about their National FBLA Convention trip. The team members gave the board members a thorough overview, including pictures, of their trip to FBLA Nationals, in San Antonio, Texas. Also the board members approved or tabled bids. Elementary Bleachers: After a short discussion the board members approved bids for Elementary Bleachers from Aalco for $13,954. “These bleachers can be tipped and moved to allow us to have the entire gymnasium available to us,” said Superintendent Johnson. Dishwashers: Due to board member questions dishwasher bids were tabled unContinued to page 9

Participating in the 2012 Mark Twain Old Threshers Reunion parade were, left to right, Carley McCall, Morgan McCall, Grace Peak and driving her tractor was Kendall Mason. The entrepreneurial group spent the day tie-dieing and selling t-shirts as part of Barking Butterfly Bakery APPEAL PHOTO

Team voting will be provided prior to Aug. 7 primary election According to Monroe County Clerk Sandra Francis team voting will be provided prior to the Tuesday, Aug. 7 Primary Election. Anyone who is shut in and unable to go to the polls may request the “Absentee Team” to visit them in their home, or they may contact the County Clerk’s Office to be placed on the permanent disabled list. Missouri Election Law 115.284 (1) establishes an absentee voting process to assist persons with permanent disabilities in the exercise of their

voting rights. Clerk Francis urges anyone who would like to be placed on the list to contact her office by either mail or telephone. Those people who are already on the permanent list will remain on the list and do not need to contact the office. Individuals may contact the County Clerk’s Office by mail at 300 North Main, Room 204, Paris, MO 65275 or telephone at 660-327-5106. The Absentee team will visit area nursing homes on Tuesday, July 31.

The 43rd Annual Mark Twain Old Threshers Reunion was a qualified success according to Old Threshers Committee President Angie Fields. “We had a great show this year,” said Fields. “We had a really great crowd and our vendors included items from goat milk soap, Tupperware and horse tack.” The actual kick-off for Old Thresher’s began on Thursday night, July 8, with the 13h Annual Fish Fry, at the Old Thresher’s Building. A standing room only crowd enjoyed the fish and entertainment by Johnny Ragsdale and band. The weekend’s event featured numerous activities including the draft horse pull, a miniature draft/pony pull, a pet show, children’s games, flea market, musical entertainment, a farm horse pull, a dunking booth, an old time threshing display, a kiddie pedal pull, a very well received parade, with Mary Curtright serving as Grand Marshal, sawmill demonstrations, numerous vendors, a farm tractor pull and more. “Our vendors were very happy with the crowds each day even with the hot weather,” added Fields. Business at the Old Threshers food booth was brisk as was participation in each and every event. The Old Thresher Committee consists of President Angie Fields; Vice-President Rob Goodding (Cairo); Secretary Cindy Hultz (Paris); Treasurer Mary Curtright (Paris); and members Tuck Carter

(Paris), Shelby Curtright (Paris), Adam and Cheryl Johnston (Macon), Debbie Mann (Mexico), Jim and Debbie Peters (Holliday), Bobby Wright (Marceline), Kenny Wilson (Shelbina), Raymond and Rita Wilkerson (Paris), Robert Egesdal (Moberly), Lenice Dunlap (Paris), Darin Maupin (Stoutsville), Donnie Willingham (Mexico), Kenny Wilson (Shelbina), Genny Wright (Marceline), Earl Sweitzer (Perry), Jack Beamer (Paris), Ed Schulte (Mexico), Ray and Rebecca Coffman (Holliday), Debbie Mann (Mexico) Richard Mills (Mexico) George Jr. and Cheryl Bright (Paris), and Donald and Dorothy Johnson (Paris) “Anyone interested in joining the committee can contact Cindy (Hultz), Mary (Curtright) or me (Fields),” said President Fields. “We can always use more help.” Fields was quick to note that plans are already in progress for next year’s 44th Old Threshers reunion. Tom Miller, of Shelbina, with Duke and Red pulling, took home first place in the farm horse pull. Miller has been pulling for 12-15 years. “I just enjoy pulling,” said Miller when asked why he attends horse pulls. “It is all about everybody getting along and having Continued to page 9

2012 Old Threshers deemed a success

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Why Not a Win-Win?

In this very slow recovery it is going to be several years until employment reaches pre-recession levels. There is no question that globalization has made it easier to produce economic growth by replacing high wage workers with machines or with workers from lower wage countries. There is a disagreement on approach among those who blame lack of demand for slow recovery. These are mostly liberals who claim that people and businesses are not buying and the government should step in and spend money to create demand for goods and services. On the other side of the political spectrum, conservatives argue that the problem is obstacles to supply rather than lack of demand. The environment of high taxes and regulation does not encourage spending by business or individuals goes the argument. The question then is could there not be both a better business climate and more money in the hands of individuals and businesses that create demand? Specifically you could, as both the President and Mr. Romney suggest, reduce corporate taxes and create incentives for business to invest and create products and spend on its equipment and software. At the same time government could invest in infrastructure, roads, bridges and airports. Both kinds of activity would increase demand and productivity and help in job creation to hasten the rate of economic recovery. Both liberals and conservatives could claim credit for their part of success and extra credit with the American people for working together for the country’s benefit at last. It would be a win-win situation and an incentive for more and better cooperation.


Just Ask Dave... by David Eales Publisher/Editor Niches and volunteers! We have lots of these here in Monroe County. What is a niche and how do you pronounce it? A niche is defined as a place or position suitable or appropriate for a person or thing - and it rhymes with stitch. In making the rounds of various activities recently (2012 Mark Twain Old Threshers Reunion, 2012 Monroe County Fair and the Swinkey Picnic) I noticed that there are many people in the county that do indeed - participate. These individuals have a niche David Eales - or a position that is suitable or appropriate. I have watched a woman who without a thought or break stacked tray after tray during a packed house lunch while pleasantly discussing the hot weather and the crowded room - her niche. I watched a group of individuals run a snack shack while the line snaked around the building. Did they complain? No, they banded together, helped each other when busy and passed the time with complements for each other and the people in line - their niche. I watched a diversified group of people work together to a common goal and successfully drive home a fantastic community project - their niche. I am glad that many county individuals know their niche it makes for such a fun and successful county! Now only if I can find mine... Volunteers! The scanner has been going nuts lately with fires or first responder calls. My profound thank you to these brave individuals who without care for their personal safety run when the call comes. No matter the time of day or night, these dedicated and proud members of the fire department, first responders, medical personnel, sheriff’s department personnel or other members of law enforcement answer the call for us and our loved ones. Sometimes thank you seems not enough but know it is meant from the bottom of our community’s heart. Another thank you goes out to those people that I really did not think about - the bosses and employers that allow these volunteers to do their job protecting us. Fire Department personnel sometimes spend long hours away from the job fighting fires, their ability to do this is a tribute to our local employers of these important volunteers. Niches and volunteers - I am certainly glad that we have plenty of both! Have a great week!


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

90 Years Ago July 14, 1922

About thirty of Monroe County’s best known women appeared before the county court last Friday to ask for assistance in employing a Home Demonstrator. Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Craig entertained last Friday evening at their home in the east part of Paris, with a party for Tom Craig, of Nevada, Mo. The many young people who attended spent their time in dancing and other amusements. The Paris ball team lost the best game witnessed on the local diamond in years to Shelbina Sunday by a score of 1 to 4. The “breaks” of the game favored the visitors, which accounts for their victory, but at the same time they played an excellent game of ball. The post office, at Paris, moved into second class recently and will remain in that class for at least a year. The change increases the salaries of two assistants, Claud Bedford and Carl Johnson, but has little effect on the salary of Postmaster Alexander. R.S. Jelley shipped a sword from Paris to his grandson in Illinois, last week, with instructions to hand it down from generation to generation of the family. He carried it all through the war with Mexico in 1848. An all day gathering, with a big basket dinner, at noon, was given at the home of Mrs. Everett Roney, Sunday, in honor of her birthday.

75 Years Ago July 22, 1937

The Fair Association has started building a new 20 stall barn at the Paris Fairgrounds. The east old barn is being torn down and the new one built on the south and connected to the barn built several years ago. Mr. and Mrs. Carl Harley and son Carlyle left Sunday for a motor trip to Yellowstone Park. Miss Lucile Shrader is assisting at Carl’s shop during his absence. An eight pound boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. Jake Heathman Sunday morning. He will answer to the name Larry Neil. This is their second child. The former gymnasium, frame building, at the rear of the new high school structure, was refinished with two coats of paint on the upper floor, which is to be used in the coming season for an agriculture department shop. Miss Lorna Conley of southwest of Paris was initiated into the A.C.E. educational organization at Kirksville State Teachers College recently.

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Riley Smith, for some time, manager of Sinclair Station No. 1, at Paris, has secured a job in Kansas City. The Sinclair station has been taken over by Lonnie James, formerly with Bob McGlashon at the Standard station. The Charley Shrader and John Hoffman families held a reunion at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Hoffman, southwest of Paris, Sunday, in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Hoffman and son, John Lawrence, of Austin, Texas; Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Shrader and daughter, Clarice, of Lockhart, Texas, and Mrs. Carl Rhea of Springfield, Mo.

50 Years Ago July 19, 1962

Over two thousand attend third Saddle Club Horse Show at Paris fairgrounds. The State Highway Department crews were putting a new coating of blacktop on Main Street, in Paris, through the business district on Wednesday. Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Mitchell were hosts to their children and families Sunday night, July 15, at a carry-in supper. A daughter weighing 8 pounds 7 ounces, was born at Audrain Hospital Sunday to Mr. and Mrs. Jack Simpson, of south of Paris. Indications are that a capacity crowd of youngsters will turn out for the first annual Kids Fishing Derby, in Monroe County, to be held a week from Sunday, on July 29, at the Mark Twain State Park Lake.

Mrs. Blanton Wills was hostess to members of the Mother’s Club at her home Monday, July 9, with Mrs. Russell Powers as co-hostess.

25 Years Ago July 16, 1987 United Missouri Bank of Paris has announced the retirement of longtime Assistant Cashier Dorothy Hufty. Dorothy’s last day was Friday, July 10 and concluded over twenty years of employment with the Paris bank. Despite a downpour which virtually wiped out the final day’s activities, the Mark Twain Old Threshers Association successfully completed their 18th annual show over the weekend. The Old Threshers royalty was crowned during activities Friday night. Shirley Ensor, Holliday, was selected as the Old Thresher Queen. Heather York of Centralia was named as Old Threshers Princess, while Michelle Murphy, of Columbia, was the runner-up. Little Miss Old Thresher was Kara Buffinton, of Salisbury and Makenzi Ashenfelter, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Troy Ashenfelter, of Paris, was the first runner-up. Doug Gray, son of Mike and Kay Gray, of Holliday, was selected as Little Mister Old Thresher and Jahia Murphy, of Columbia, was the runner-up. The regular July meeting of the Paris Area Chamber of Commerce was held Tuesday morning at Middle Fork Café with about 20 members present. Twelve members of the Clogging Cannon Rebels, Paris, recently participated in the Clogging Extravaganza held at Silver Dollar City on June 19, 20, and 21.

Just a Thought

by by Lisa Lisa Talton Talton

Guilty or Not Guilty Who is more innocent than a three-year old darling boy? Surely a threeyear old has not been around long enough to learn a life of crime. My husband and I might not be perfect parents but I thought we had done a decent enough job so far. Let me give you the facts from the day in question and see what you think. It was a Sunday afternoon and all was going well. We had just had an awesome time at church service and were on our way to a friend’s house to enjoy a meal together. We loaded up the car and headed to our destination. The children were really excited because number one they were going to eat (church service must have worked up their appetites) and two the couple had a grandson that lived with them so they were going to get to hang out and play with some new cool toys. Now you know the toys were not actually new but because my children had never played with them they were the newest and coolest. Included in all those newest and coolest toys was a nice collection of cars. This fact of the story is important because the possible suspect (my threeyear old son) loves cars almost more than candy. So after the children played to their hearts content and we ate to our stomach’s content we started to say our goodbyes. As we stood by the door we began rounding up the children and their shoes. What felt like an hour later we appeared to be ready to leave. I noticed my son (the suspect) had a funny look on his face. Then I noticed his pants pock-

ets had some peculiar looking bulges in them. I asked him if he had something in his pockets and he just looked at me with a sly smile so I patted him down and found… I told him he could not take someone’s cars and that they didn’t belong to him. Then I realized he also had his hands behind his back. When I made him show me what he had behind his back, he opened his hand and there it was...a car. So once again I reiterated the fact that we do not take someone’s belongings. He looked at me with an innocent face like he didn’t know what he did was wrong. But one has to wonder, if he thought he wasn’t doing anything wrong why was he hiding the evidence? This was a question I didn’t want to ponder any longer so I left it at that and we headed home. I figured he understood what I said to him and next time he would not take something that didn’t belong to him. As we were getting out of the car I noticed my son (the suspect) reach into my daughters hood and was now carrying something in his hand. I immediately asked him to show me what it was. He opened his hand and guess what I found… .a car. That’s right! Not only did he take something that wasn’t his after we had a talk about how it was wrong but he also used his sister as an accomplice. She was not an informed accomplice and didn’t even know he had slipped it into her hood. Oh great, my son is also a smooth operator. Well the car was recovered and my son received a double sentence. He was sent to his room to solitary confinement and also had to listen to my long-winded speech again about not taking things that don’t belong to him. Was he guilty or not guilty by reason of not knowing better?

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Dayne’s new trash service to begin Aug. 1

Effective August 1, 2012 Dayne’s Waste Disposal will begin providing the trash pickup in the City of Paris. The days for collecting will remain the same with the West side of Main Street, on Monday, and the East side Main Street, on Thursday. Commercial pickup of dumpsters will begin at 5 a.m., and the commercial handstops/residential will begin at 7 a.m. The exact routes for their trucks has not been determined but once established they do not plan to vary.

Dayne’s Waste Disposal work all Holidays, with the exception of Christmas to avoid any confusion on the day for trash collection. They will provide quarterly bulk trash pickup services with those dates to be announced in the future. The contract with Dayne’s is exclusive with the exception of roll off dumpsters, which may be ordered from a supplier of the customers choice. If you have any complaints regarding their trash collection service please contact Dayne’s at 573-492-6195.

Monroe County Democrat Club meets on June 26 Mac and Catherine Donovan celebrate 70 years of marriage Please join our family to celebrate 70 years of marriage for Mac and Catherine Donovan at an open house in their honor, Saturday, Aug. 4, 2-4 p.m. at the Mark Twain Country Club, 28209 Highway 154, Paris, Missouri. Catherine Jean Olney, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Olney of Holliday and Mac Donovan, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Donovan of Paris were married Aug. 8, 1942 at Palmyra in the home of the Justice of the Peace by Mr. Johnson. Mr. and Mrs. Buster Six witnessed the marriage. They first lived in Mexico, Mo., while Catherine worked at Crown Laundry and Mac was employed by AP Green. In a short time, they moved to Holliday so Catherine could finish school at Holliday High School and Mac continued carpentry with his father. In 1945, Mac opened Donovan’s Garage which continued in business for

45 years until his retirement in 1990. Catherine owned and operated Holliday Hardware Store 1947-48 and then worked for ASCS office for 13 years until the birth of their first child in January 1969. She then returned to work at Moberly Sewing Center for several years. Since retiring, Mac and Catherine have been active at the Holliday Christian Church and the Mark Twain Country Club. In 2003, they sold their farm and house in Holliday and built a new home in Paris. Both enjoy playing cards, reading, wintering in Texas and visiting their grandchildren in Cleveland. The event is hosted by Francis (Donna) Vance of Seneca, a nephew raised by Mac and Katy and daughter, Nina Kay (Todd) Milenius of Cleveland, Ohio. All friends and family are invited to attend. Cake and punch will be served and the couple, request no gifts, please.

Paris Rural Fire Department receives matching grant funds

The Monroe County Democratic Club met on Tuesday, June 26, at 7 p.m. at the Madison Community Center. President Glenn Turner called the meeting to order, and Eddy Mitchell led the pledge to the flag. Linden Vanlandingham gave the invocation before the meal . Approximately 40 members and guests attended. The minutes of the previous meeting were read by Kathy McCoy in the absence of Secretary Paula Delaney. The treasurer’s report was given by new treasurer Judy Harmon. Dues are now due - $5 per member per year. Paul Quinn reported on the Dollar Days Picnic held June 25 at Spalding Beach. Carol Buckman gave a report on her attendance at the State Convention held on June 9, at Lodge of the Four Seasons. She attended as an alternate but got to be seated as a delegate because there were not enough from the Ninth District. Delegates to the National Convention were elected. Kathy McCoy gave a report on the 81st Missouri Federation of Womens Democratic Clubs Convention held at the Hannibal Inn last weekend. She, Becky Vanlandingham and Judy Harmon attended as delegates. A fund-raising auction was held on Friday evening, a brunch was held on Saturday morning featuring as speakers the candidates for Missouri Lt. Governor. A banquet was served in the evening featuring various candidates, with the main speaker being Rebecca McClanahan who is running for 66 District State Rep. She spoke on the health care legislation. Rep. Paul Quinn spoke at the brunch, and Wes Shoemyer

gave the welcome at the banquet. Becky Vanlandingham added to the report by announcing that the Sixth District, of which we will become a part, is holding a meeting on Oct. 6, in Brookfield, and all Ninth District members are invited to attend and get acquainted in their new district. President Turner announced a fundraiser for Rep. Quinn will be held on Friday, June 29 at 6:30 p.m., at the Mark Twain Country Club in Paris. There will be a Parade and Car Show in Madison on Saturday, July 7. Holliday Christian Church will hold an ice cream social with candidate speaking on Friday, July 6, Old Threshers will be on July 14, Swinkey Picnic will be on Sunday, July 15, the Madison Christian Church will hold its ice cream social and candidate speaking on July 28, and on Aug. 4, the Paris Senior Center will hold an auction and serve ice cream. Primary election day is Aug. 7. Residents in Monroe City are hosting a “Get to Know Tom Shively” meeting on Thursday, June 28, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Jim Schnitzler home. Becky reported that Democrat Days rebate checks were distributed at the Dollar Days Picnic last night, and Monroe County received the largest one ever. The next meeting will be at the Monroe City Senior Center on Tuesday, Aug. 28. Vice President Jane Akers introduced the guest speaker for the evening, Kyle Larber, a candidate for the 6th Congressional District. He spoke about his appearances across the district. Rick Powell brought the door prize his month, and he won it back.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

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Hand & Foot • Bingo •The Hand & Foot Club met on Thursday, July 12, at the Paris Senior Center with 16 members participating. •Drawing for the meal tickets was held and the winners were: Sue Tyler and Pete Olney. •Bingo was held on Monday, July 16, with 16 people participating. The winners of a meal ticket were Marie Sinkclear and Jerry Hartel. •Call us for all your catering needs. Anything form Fried Chicken with all the sides to your favorite desserts. Rent the center for your next family event!!!

Mark Twain 4-H Club News

by Club Reporter Betsy Embree

The Mark Twain 4-H Club met on June 3, at the Presbyterian Church in Florida. There were 11 members, 19 leaders and four others present. The meeting was called to order by John DeOrnellis, President. Roll call was answered by “Are you going to 4-H Camp?” Pledges were led by Will Crain and Makayla Fox. Minutes of the last meeting were read by Makenzie Fox, Secretary. A motion was made by Brandon Williams with a second by Logan Bross. All members present reported on their projects. Old Business: 4-H Camp is June 12-15, camp letters have been mailed. New Business: Dunking Booth-Old Threshers would also like for us to use it during Old Threshers. Britany Williams made a motion to approve and Makayla Fox seconded the motion. Monroe County Fair is July 16-21. Exhibit hall guard schedule for Mark Twain is Wednesday, July 18 from 9-10 p.m., and concession stand workers are needed from 8 a.m. to close. We need volunteers to organize face painting and three legged race with prizes, etc. Times for kids games are 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m., on Saturday, July 21. It was suggested by club leaders that the Fair Royalty nominees go by age and next in line are: Makenzie Fox-Queen, Britany Williams-Princess, Chance Wheelan-King, Brandon Williams-Prince. A motion was made by Makenzie Fox to keep the nominations the same and Britany Williams seconded the motion. Reminder: sale consignment forms are due June 15, by 4:30 p.m. NO LATER!! The Monroe County Shoot is June 9, at 8 am. Lindsey Hendren and Madison Breid from Madison 4-H Club came and spoke about their fundraiser for Jacquie’s Barn. It is going to be a 5K Run/Walk and preregistration is $20.00 and it is due by June 23. A movie was watched over Safety During Trash Pickup. After the movie was watched and the meeting was adjourned, everyone picked up trash on Highway 107 from Florida to Buzzard’s Roost. A Health Tip was given by Katelyn Breid to “Always wear sunscreen when you go outside.” A Safety Tip was given by Will Crain to “Wear your seatbelt in the car.” The next meeting will be held on July 8th at 6 p.m., at the Presbyterian Church with Wheelan, Embree and Fox families providing snacks. Brandon Williams made a motion to adjourn the meeting with a second from Will Crain.

Matching Funds...

Fire Chief Steve Jones, right, receives a check from Forestry Resource Technician Randy Hulse. APPEAL PHOTO During June, July and August, matching funds grant checks for rural fire departments are being distributed by Missouri Department of Conservation Forestry Division staff. One hundred eighty fire departments will be receiving checks of up to $3,000 to help them with the purchase of personal protective gear, and firefighting equipment, for wildfire as well as structure fires. The total fund-

ing for fire department matching grants this year is $371,101. Fire departments are required to match these funds which are provided by the US Forest Service and the Missouri Department of Conservation. During the last 28 years, nearly $6,653,794 has been distributed to Rural Fire Departments to help them increase the safety of their fighters and provide them with better firefighting equipment.

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Madison Lioness host Girls State winner Jessica Walter The Madison Lioness met on Tuesday, July 3, at The Tavern Restaurant in Madison with 16 members and two guests present. The guests were Girls State winner Jessica Walter and her mother Elizabeth. Becky Pierce and Linda Breid were hostesses. After ordering from the menu, President Karen Thomas called the meeting to order and led the pledge to the flag. The Secretary’s report was read by Secretary Kathy McCoy, and it was approved as read. New rosters were distributed to members. Treasurer Karen Forsyth gave the treasurer’s report. The donation to the Car Show has been made, and Connie Nichols has a bill for the glow bracelets and necklaces that we will sell. Copies of the proposed by-laws set up by Lynda Blades and committee were distributed to members to study. We will vote on them at the next meeting. These new by-laws provide for a Hospitality Chairman - the Vice-President - to sends cards etc. Lynda also proposed that we prepare a club budget and set up a special scholarship fund. There was some discussion, but this was tabled until the next meeting. The Madison Car Show and a parade will be held on Saturday, July 7th. The Club will walk in the parade carrying the new banner. Scholarship winner Taylor Salmons will be out of

town and unable to walk with us, and Girls State winner Jessica Walter is also Miss Madison, and she will be in the parade in that capacity. We will set up a table at the Car Show grounds to sell the glow bracelets and necklaces. Gail Thomas volunteered to work at 11, and Darleen McNutt will come at 12. Bracelets will sell for $1.00 and necklaces for $1.50, or both for $2.00. We will also sell these at the Tractor Pull later this month. Correspondence included thankyou notes from Taylor for the Scholarship, and from Jessica for sending her to Girls State. Jessica spoke about her experiences at Girls State, in Warrensburg, from June 24-30. Girls run for offices on a city, county, and state level.

Jessica chose to run for county sheriff, and attended a law enforcement class. She did not win, but enjoyed the class with drug sniffing dogs and a SWAT team. She was chosen to run for Outstanding Political Citizen, and won on the city and county level. Only 6 girls - out of 770 - reached the state level of competition. She did not win, but felt honored to get to that event. Jessica’s mom then mentioned that 26 years ago - in 1986 the Madison Lioness sent her to Girls State! Hostesses next month will be Karen Thomas and Karen Forsyth. Traveling prize was won by Karen Forsyth, and the hostess gift - a gift certificate - by Darleen McNutt.

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Swinkey Picnic July 15

The Swinkey Picnic was held on Sunday, July 15. The picnic is the oldest picnic in the state of Missouri. According to the fry cooks, over 1,500 pieces of chicken were fried for lunch. The dinner features fried chicken, ham, potato salad, green beans, corn, rolls, drinks and assorted desserts. The picnic features political speaking, entertainment throughout the day, Bingo, games for all ages and a horseshoe tournament. (Top left) Retired Lake Gazette owner and publisher Linda Geist, left, and Mike Robey. (Top right) People are fed by the numbers listed on their tickets. People are seated in groups of 50.

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LOCATION: From Paris, take Highway 24 west 9 miles to Highway JJ, turn right and go north 2.5 miles to farm on the left (at the end of Hwy. JJ) OR from Madison take Highway 24 east 3 miles to Highway JJ, turn left and continue to farm.

PROPERTY VIEWING: Sunday, July 22, 2- 4 p.m. REAL ESTATE – Sells at 12 (Noon) 158 +/- acres in Township 55N, Range 11W, Section 31 in Monroe County, Mo. TRACT 1: 17 +/- acres with the 3 bedroom home, outbuildings, county water, frontage on Highway JJ. Tract 1 is primarily open and in permanent pasture and hay production, 2 ponds. TRACT 2: 70+/- acres, frontage on Highway JJ. Front end used for hay production & back is primarily woods with stocked pond. TRACT 3: 71 +/- acres, primarily open, in hay production, some woods, frontage on Highway JJ. TERMS: 10 % down day of auction, balance due at closing. Possession on Tract 1 given at closing. Subject to pasture renter on Tract 2 & Tract 3. Seller will pay for survey if necessary. Taxes for 2012 will be prorated. Seller will pay for title insurance



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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Early morning fire damages Miss Daisy Antiques


Perry VBS July 22-27 Perry Miss Daisy Antiques Fire...

(Top) Smoke billows out of Miss Daisy’s Antiques in Perry during an early morning fire. (Right) Perry firefighters prepare to break down a back door. Photos Courtesy of Melissa Easton Perry firefighters were called to of it spreading quickly through the Miss Daisy’s Antiques, on Main downtown buildings. Street in Perry, at approximately The building suffered major 6:50 a.m. Monday, July 16. smoke and water damage. The 9-1-1 call came in when an According to Perry Fire Chief employee of the adjoining post of- Thomas Ragland, the fire originatfice building noticed smoke. ed in the basement of Miss Daisy’s When firefighters first arrived on Antiques in an electrical box, howthe scene, they saw smoke coming ever, investigators are waiting for from the downtown area and there the Missouri State Fire Marshal was concern about the location of report. the fire and the and the possibility Ragland confirmed there were no injuries The State Fire Marshal investigates every residential fire.

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As you travel along Life’s Highways and Byways one road, Highway 154 will take you to Perry, 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... Remember this is the week to prepare your children for the Perry Christian Church Vacation Bible School; all children are invited to attend from July 22 until July 26 at the Perry Christian Church. There will be crafts, singing, and teaching about Jesus from the Bible. On Tuesdays evenings at 7:30 p.m. a weekly AA meeting is held in the basement of St. Williams Catholic church. On July 21 from 5-7 p.m. make plans to attend the Greenlawn Cemetery Fish Fry at the Perry Christian Academy gymnasium. The event will be held to raise funds for maintenance and upkeep of the cemetery. There will be fish, baked beans, potato salad, cake and tea or a kid’s meal of hot dog, chips, cake and tea, a quilt raffle made by Greenlawn resident Ruth Stevens and Ralls County candidates will speak at 6 p.m. So mark your calendar now for this event. Mark Twain Lake will be hosting a Lake Safety Day at the M.W. Boudreaux Memorial Visitor Center on Saturday, July 21 from 1 - 5 p.m. They will be having face painting, bounce house, free snow cones, petting zoo and fun safety games. There will be special appearances by the Perry Fire Department, Mark Twain Lake State Park Rangers, and local Law Enforcement. The Visitor Center is located south of the dam on Route J. For more information, email Hope to see you there. This is a great fun afternoon for the youth of the area. 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 weekend!

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The Ecumenical Vacation Bible School will be held in Perry at the Perry Christian Church, on Sunday, July 22, thru Thursday, July 26. VBS is for children three years of age through 6th grade. Each evening the VBS will begin at 6:30 p.m. and last until 8:30 p.m. It will be helpful to arrive early on

Sunday evening for registration. On Thursday evening, there will be a VBS program at 7:30 p.m. in the sanctuary, followed by an Ice Cream Fellowship in the fellowship hall. The theme this year is: “Everything is Possible with God.” Chadder will fly in to lead the children on an adventure.

The Junction and Hobbie Hut, of Perry, recently sponsored a Mark Twain Lake Crappie Tournament. First place winners of five hundred dollars and a plaque went to, Reggie Riedenger (third from right below), of New London; Erin Osborn, of Blue Springs and Brad Ruyle(left below), of Divernon, Ill. With 12.76 pounds of crappie, the team also won seventy-five dollars and a plaque for having the “Big Fish,” of 1.37 pounds.

DuWaynne Azotear (far right below), the Tournament Coordinator, presented the money and plaques to the winners. (Left) Presenting the Avid Fisherman Award to Lamar Utterback, of Perry, at the Junction Crappie Tournament was Janet KayserShirrell, of St. Louis, in honor of her 89 year old mother, Mary Kayser, of Quincy. This is the first award of its kind for the tournament.

Junction, Hobbie Hut sponsor crappie tourney

Ariel Christian Church Ice Cream Supper The Ariel Christian Church of Ralls County, will hold its annual Ice Cream Supper, Saturday evening July 21 between 5 and 8 p.m. Special gospel music by the Bush Family singers from Buffalo, and others will be presented. Along with Ice Cream, pies and cakes, juicy burgers, chips, and baked beans will be served. Everyone is invited out to this small country church located just off Highway A, southeast of Monroe City.

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6 Thursday, July 19, 2012 Holliday Christian Church

Pastor David Holmes

Services at Holliday Christian Church were opened with the prelude by Sally Blakemore, pianist. Reverend David Holmes welcomed all in attendance, including guests, Delores Blackwell and Shelby Dickey. Paris Christian Church will host the county-wide hymn sing on Sunday evening, July 29. The opening hymn, “To God Be the Glory” was sung and was followed by pastoral prayer and “Gloria Patri”. Prayer concerns were expressed for: Reverend Holmes who continues recovery from his injuries, Molly Crain who has Lyme’s Disease and to John and Linda McMorris who are traveling. Sympathy was extended to the families of Ray Forbis and Myrtle Roberts. Jane Akers shared the joy of traveling to St. Joseph with several cousins to meet other cousins for a “mini-reunion”. Reverend Holmes performed his first ever “basketside” wedding ceremony before treating the newlyweds to a balloon ride. “God Will Take Care of You” was the prayer hymn. Following moments of meditation during playing of the final verse, pastoral prayer was offered and the Lord’s Prayer was recited. As the elders and deacons went forward, the communion hymn, “Break Thou the Bread of Life” was sung. Prayer and singing of the doxology followed. “What Have You Done for Me Lately?” was the title of the message from Reverend Holmes on this Sabbath. Referenced scripture was Ephesians 1:3-14. As the closing hymn, “I Need Thee Every Hour” was sung, Bob Wisner, George Harris and Willie Harris came forward and re-affirmed their confession of faith as well as joining the Holliday community of faith. Services were closed with pastoral prayer and singing of “The Spirit Song”. Following a time of fellowship and refreshments, Diane Wilson shared a reading, “Too Busy for a Friend”. Jim McMorris opened Bible Study with prayer and led the group in study of the Matthew - Chapter 20. The congregation and guests gathered at the church on Sunday evening for a carry-in supper and annual meeting. Chairman Gerald Roberts conducted the meeting, which consisted of the regular monthly meeting, financial reports from July 2011 through June 2012 and appointment of officers.

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South Fork Presbyterian

Pastor John Grimmett

Services at South Fork Presbyterian church on Sun., July 15 began with Patti Grimmett playing “O thy Deep, Deep Love of Jesus” on the piano followed by Debbie Carey leading in song to “Blessed Be thy Name”, “O, How I Love Jesus”, “Have Thine Own Way, Lord” and “Threefold Amen”. Prayer was held for Carey family; Donnie Simpson; the Cearley’s; Gabby Sharp; Slim McLaughlin; Jane Baker; Lois Friday; Mary Sue Mitchell; and applauding the 56 year anniversary for the Sweitzer’s and 20 years for the Tilt’s. Happy birthday was sang to Earl Sweitzer and all said the Lord’s Prayer in unison. Pastor John Grimmett led in the Responsive Reading based on Psalms 40 followed by Debbie Carey singing “I Believe”. The message “To God Be the Glory” was based on scripture from Ephesians 3...”I command you in the name of Jesus Christ to live”. We are saved by grace through Jesus Christ...the mystery of God’s grace is shown through Him. Think about the prayer written by Paul in Ephesians 3 - read it... let Christ make a home in your heart! To achieve the fullness of life - the spirit brings truth - that dynamite power that comes only from God, so He can illuminate this world. Good news comes from God...How can we develop this power - only through the bible, the word of God! There’s power in the word! The holy spirit of Jesus will be with you as you start believing. Examine the depth of your belief...God’s people need to wake up and live! To God be the glory... The morning offertory was led by Kaylee Beckham as Patti played “Lord, Enthroned in Heavenly Splendor” and all sang the “Doxology”. Patti played “Be Thou My Vision” 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...”Unto Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end.” Amen...Ephesians 3:21

Paris Full Gospel Fellowship

Pastor Terry Davison

This week, July 15, 2012, Jeff Kuess was our speaker. Jeff spoke on the topic of “Trust”, beginning with the familiar passage from Proverbs, chapter three, verses five and six,”Trust in the Lord with all of your heart, Santa Fe Christian Church Pastor Kenny Sharp and lean not unto your own understanding.” Trust is much akin to Faith, in that our dependence upon God is paramount, while realizing that our Pastor Kenny Sharp’s message Sunday morning was on what God says own efforts are limited in depth and breadth. To paraphrase Isaiah 57:13, about judging and forgiveness. He read scripture from Matthew 6:14 & ‘...the wind will carry away our own idols, but when we trust in the Lord, 15 and Matthew 7: 1-6 telling us of how judging can break fellowship we shall possess the land.’ We get caught up in the human element, trustwith God. Three things we are to remember are 1) forgive the way we ing in the wisdom and strength of mankind. When that is finished, we want to be forgiven, 2) we must not judge as that keeps judgment upon have no one else to turn to but to the Lord. He would that we turned first ourselves, and 3) remember what and how Christ treated us and STILL to Him, not wanting any to perish. I Timothy 6: 20 and 21 teaches us to treats us. guard that which is committed to our trust, and to avoid vain babblings of Prayers were requested for Jason Fasnacht, James A. Booth, Jennifer (worldly) knowledge. The term “guard”, as used here, is special in that it Glosemeyer, Joseph (Pat Lovin’s friend), Jo Reynolds’ son, Casey, Ash- teaches us to make Godly things precious to us, and to protect the truth ley, and Mason Bergthold, extended family member of Bev Holmes’, to which we are entrusted. Tonya Knight, Molly Crain, Keith Woodhurst, Martha Taylor, Mary HayWe plan a baptismal service at 7 p.m., Tuesday, July 17, at the church. hurst, and those attending a marriage seminar in St. Louis. Traveling We rejoice in the privilege of sharing this event with those we love. mercies were requested for the Helping Hands Church and for Pat Miller and family as they travel back home. Praises were shared for Andrew Perry Christian Church Pastor David Todd and Sheena Kendrick expecting a baby in December, for DJ and Tonya Pugh expecting a baby in January, for the engagement of Danielle Sharp The worship service of Sunday, July 15 for the Perry Christian Church and Jacob Phillips, Jo Reynolds’ 16 year old friend’s tests being benign, began with the introit “Open My Eyes That I May See”, sung by Arlen Kacy Bell and girls getting home safely, GJ Pugh’s safety, Karen Miller and played by Cheri. Carol Norman and Su Todd were greeters. receiving a good health report, John Asbury home from hospital, July Pastor Todd welcomed guests, gave announcements, and led in O’Toole feeling better, and Ralph Omer celebrating his 89th birthday. the Call to Worship. The major announcement was that Vacation Bible A Thank You card was read from Rilla Dye and Logan Booth. Happy School starts at our church on Sunday, July 22, at 6 p.m. “My Jesus, My Birthday was sung to Ashley Kendrick, Jason Wohlgemuth and Kenny Savior” was sung in praise. Sharp. “They’ll Know We Are Christians” was the prayer hymn. John Asbury Dates To Remember: July 21-Memorial services for Jane Scrogin at 11 and Lois Friday were among those mentioned for prayer concerns. Arlen a.m. followed by lunch in the fellowship hall for her family and friends; sang “Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus” as the prayer response. July 21-July 28-Church camp at Cedar Crest; July 20-Movie Night on Pastor Todd’s meditation for sharing the Lord’s Supper preceded the Pad at dusk; July 28-Salt Saturday; Sept. 16-church picnic; Oct. singing “My Hope Is in the Lord”. Arlen Provancha and Greg Harrison 8-Women’s salad supper served as elders. Deacons were Warren Hetrick, David Lewellen, Wyatt Bible study every Wednesday evening at 6:30 p.m. (supper at 6) in the Lewellen, and James Parker. Fellowship Hall. Next Sunday morning, Sunday school begins at 9:30 The Children’s Moment was led by Alisha Eisele. Ephesians 1:3-14 a.m., followed by worship service at 10:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome. was read by Arlen Provancha for the pastor’s sermon on “Being Called to Share Our Spiritual Gifts”. Pastor Todd had the children help him to Bethel Baptist Church Pastor Russell Birge install the newly elected officers of the church. “This Little Light of Good news! Pastor Russell Birge preaches every Sunday morning at Mine” was the invitation hymn. “Take the Name of Jesus with You” fol10:45 a.m. at Bethel Baptist Church. Bethel Baptist Church is located lowed the benediction. eight miles east of Cairo on Highway K and eight miles northwest of Madison Christian Church Pastor David Holmes Madison on Highway K. Everyone is invited to join our family-friendly church every Sunday. Services were held at Madison Christian Church on Sunday, July 15, We also enjoy special fellowship with a second Saturday of the month with 40 members in attendance. Rev. Holmes led the Minister’s Greetings breakfast at 8:45 a.m. and a third Sunday of the month carry-in dinner at and Announcements. Susan Purdy and Angela Purdy sang a duet, “Blessthe church. Everyone is invited to attend church services every Sunday ings” as special music. Rev. Holmes led the morning prayer. Commuand to share in our special fellowship times. nion was shared and tithes were offered. Rev. Homes shared the morning scripture from Ephesians 1:3-14, through a sermon entitled “What has God Done for You Lately?” All were invited to Christian Discipleship. Announcements: Junior high and high school youth groups meet at various times during the week under the leadership of Jenn Shrocki. July DIRECTORY 22: Early “contemporary” worship will be held, beginning at 8 a.m. FuGrace United Meth. (Madison) First Christian Church ture dates are Aug. 12 and 26; and Sept. 9 and 23. Anyone wising to CHURCH: 9 a.m. worship early is welcome to come for singing, prayer, meditation, comSUNDAY SCHOOL: 9:30 a.m. munion, and fellowship. Saturday, July 28: Ice cream supper and canFELLOWSHIP: 10 a.m. JUNIOR CHURCH: 11 a.m. didate speaking on the west lot, serving at 5:30 p.m., speaking at 6:30 SUNDAY SCHOOL: 10:15a.m. CHURCH: 10:45 a.m. p.m. Sunday, July 29: Quarterly Disciples Hymn Sing at Paris Christian Madison Christian Church Paris Presbyterian Church Church at 6:30 p.m. VBS will be held July 30 - August 2 in the evening. SUNDAY SCHOOL: 10 a.m. School supplies are being collected for Madison School through August SUNDAY SCHOOL: 9:30 a.m. CHURCH: 11 a.m. 19. Serving next Sunday: Danny Stith and Judy Harmon, Elders; Linda CHURCH: 10:45 a.m. Riley, Karla Salmons, Gay Thomas, and Jason Thomas, Deacons. Danny Bethel Baptist Church Holliday Christian Church Stith, communion preparer. All are welcome to attend Sunday services.

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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.

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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.

Granville Christian Church

Pastor Fran Schnarre

The whole family is invited to Granville Christian Church’s Vacation Bible School, this weekend, 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 at 6 p.m. and goes until 8:30 p.m. Sunday morning will include a worship service for all ages at 10 a.m. Kids preschool through sixth grade will enjoy a Bible story, crafts, games and music. Adults will enjoy visiting and watching the activities. Don’t miss it! Our annual community fish fry will be Wednesday, Aug. 22, at 6:30 p.m. All are invited. Please contact Brenda Coffman with names of soldiers in the combat zone and/or donations for supplies for our care packages. She recently mailed off three more and we have two boxes ready for shipment when we get additional names. Our upcoming schedule: Worship at 11 a.m. on the first, third and fifth Sundays (July 29, Aug. 5 and 19). Sunday School for all ages is held at 10 a.m. every Sunday. Come as you are and share time with God.

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Paris First Christian Church Pastor Donna Scott The Paris First Christian Church held a worship service on Sunday, July 15, with Reverend Donna Scott officiating. Her morning message, “Full or Empty,” was making a comparison between our lives and an empty box. The message was based on Romans 15:13, which states, “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” The congregation joyously welcomed new members, Denise and Joey Morton, who came forward during the Invitation and will be baptized at a later date. Upcoming announcements include: Wednesday, July 25 - Elders’ Meeting 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, July 29 - Hallelujah Bells for Worship and the Old-Fashioned Hymn Sing 6:30 p.m. Those celebrating a birthday this week are Elizabeth Cupp, Tammy Elliot, Michael Sheffield, III, Patricia Tanzey, and Dorothy White. 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 Meister Eckhart is: “To be full of things is to be empty of God. To be empty of things is to be full of God.”

Paris First Baptist Church

Pr. Wesley Hammond

We were blessed to witness the baptism of Lydia Treat by Mark Bell. Her baptism signified a renewal of her life to God. The Three “L’s” provided music during the worship service – Lloyd DeOrnellis, (mandolin) Leslie Wilkerson (guitar) and Leon Pease (guitar) sang and played the opening hymn, “When the Roll is Called Up Yonder”, the offertory “Amazing Grace” and special music “In the Sweet By & By”. Prayer was given for a young family who lost their home in a fire this morning. Love offering was taken after the service. Announcements: Wednesday, July 18, 8:00 p.m., budget committee meeting; Friday, July 20, Summer Lunch Program 9-10 a.m.; Saturday, July 21, Cedar Crest camp for youth 4 p.m., until Wednesday, July 25, at 11:00 a.m.; Wednesday, July 25, 4 p.m. until Saturday, July 28, children’s camp. Sunday, July 29, a meeting of children’s church workers following morning worship. Fifth Sunday Fellowship: Ice cream, (home made) in Carter Hall. Cheryl Gholson gave the children’s sermon. She showed them two balls, a baseball and a rubber band ball. She first attempted to bounce the baseball which fell flat. She then attempted to bounce the rubber band ball which bounced back, - it had the right stuff. God made us so that we can fall flat or bounce back. God helps us bounce back – Psalm 46:1 says “God is our refuge and strength, an ever present help in troubles.” Reverend Wesley Hammond’s sermon was entitled “Life Together: Faithful Brothers”. The book of Colossians is one of Paul’s letters dated approximately AD 60. Most of the churches in this area were likely to have been gentile. Paul’s introduction is to the “saints” (without capital ‘S’, therefore not an ordained title) but to God’s “holy people” because of their belief in Christ including both men and women. Paul saw great potential in these people. Paul encourages them to work together to bring strength to the gospel. The people were faithful in Christ and filled with love, both coming from hope stored up in heaven. In our belief today we must always focus on Christ. Certain individuals in all walks of life can be hurtful and bring sorrow to us personally. We need to thank God for forgiveness. Our vision should be of the eternal life promised us so that we may become the faithful servant who has done well.

Paris United Methodist

Pastor Ben Mulford

Paris United Methodist Church continues to have Sunday school at 9:30 with regular worship service at 10:45 a.m. There is also a fellowship gathering at 10:15 a.m., with snacks each Sunday. Our new Pastor Lin Donnelly gave a message this week from 1Peter 2:1-10 about Jesus as the “Rock Solid” cornerstone upon which we individual living stones are to align our lives and support each other; much like stones in a rock wall each give strength to the wall. Mike Starrett served as Liturgist. Ushers were Jerry Peck and Don Johannaber. Organist for worship service was Harold Johannaber. The choir anthem was “Surely the Presence of the Lord”, accompanied by pianist Harold Johannaber The youth group meets each Wednesday from 6:30 to 8 p.m., with a Contemporary Worship Service starting at 6:30. The Administrative Council will meet this Wednesday July 18 at 7:30 p.m. United Methodist Women will meet Wednesday, July 25, at 6:30 p.m. Janet Huffman will present the program “Take a Walk with Christ”. Plans for the August Monroe Manor Birthday Party & UMW Sunday will be discussed. All women of the church are invited. The recent Ecumenical Women’s Salad Supper was attended by a large number enjoying a variety of salads. Those attending enjoyed a presentation by Debbie Mann and daughters, Lillie and Nicole. Debbie Mann had the opportunity to work with the Extreme Home Makeover TV crew as they built homes for seven families in Joplin. Thanks to Janet Huffman, Tracy Huffman and Sharon Murphy for cochairing and others who helped with the event. All are invited to worship with us.

Madison United Methodist

Rev. Bonnie Sudsberry

Grace United Methodist, Madison, Mo held worship service, Sunday, July 15, which is the 7th Sunday after Pentecost. Pastor Bonnie Sudsberry’s message was, “Motivated by Courage and Fear,” based on Luke Mark 8:6b-29, Ephesians 1:9-14. She also gave the Children’s Little Sermon, “Strength in the Lord.” For the special Jimmy Legrand played and sang, “Living on Love,” and “God Dipped His Love.” Shelby Arnold sang, “Climb,” and Nancy Schfield sang, “My Heart Knows.”. Monday, July 23, the Adult Bible Study meets at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, July 22, is worship at Wildwood Care Center 1:30 p.m. Sunday, July 22, is Youth Bible Study 4 p.m. Sunday, July 29 is Pocket Change Sunday. There will be a Bridal Shower held at 2 p.m., at the church. We are collecting Macaroni and Cheese in July for the family food baskets.

Ice Cream Social & Political Speaking Madison Christian Church Saturday, July 28, at 5:30 p.m.

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The Anatomy of a Drawing

A drawing was held to help support the youth football program in Paris. (Top) Tickets were drawn by team members Reese Barton, Aiden Forrest and Ben Forrest. Winners were: First place Donna Arends; Second place Bill Kress; and Third place Amber Riechers. Prizes included 1/4 beef; 1/2 hog; and a Ruger 10/22

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Mt. Airy Baptist Church

Pastor Robt. Cavanaugh

On Sunday, July 15, 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 a thank you for the love offering given last Sunday to the Feed A Childs Summer Program, the Mountianairs performance at Monroe Manor on July 9 was well received and they will play in Clarence on July 30. This week’s message was titled “The Beatitudes Pt.1” and came from Matt. 5:1-4. This is the first long sermon in the ministry of Jesus and He sets forth the spiritual character and quality of the kingdom Christ would establish. ‘Blessed’ means happy and the way to have a happy life is to be blessed by God. Before one can receive the desired blessing from God they must humble themselves before God so that He may bless them. The idea of humbleness before God will be stressed through the teachings of the Beatitudes.


Thursday, July 19, 2012

Former Director Linda Yeager retires after 34 years of service to OATS

Former Executive Director of OATS, Inc., Linda Yaeger, retired June 30, 2012 after 34 years with the transportation organization. During her time at OATS, Linda served as Operations Director and Assistant Executive Director, and was chosen by the board to serve as the Executive Director in April of 1994. “When you run a transportation company, you have many, many challenges every day,” says Linda. When she first began working for OATS, their Columbia office was located in the basement of Parkade Plaza. “You could never tell what the weather was like,” she says. Linda recalls the sole use of typewriters in the home office, as the modern equipment used today was not yet available to them. “It took forever to get anything done,” she says. “A project that will take us about an hour to complete now would have taken many, many hours back then!” In her role as Executive Director, one of the components Linda felt was important to the sustainability of OATS was to establish permanency for the organization. “I think giving it more permanency by virtue of putting us in buildings that better suited transportation delivery was a big accomplishment,” said Linda. She relates, as an example, how Columbia’s office in Parkade Plaza meant that OATS’ vehicles were vulnerable to vandalism overnight, and maintenance on the vehicles was spread out all across the city. Since the completion of their permanent building, the office in Columbia has a place where vehicles are protected and under cover overnight, plus maintenance can be done on site. “It’s the ability to function better as a transportation operating company. We’ve got that now for all regions except the West – and we have an application in for funding which looks promising to For breaking news and additional pictures Visit our website or like us on Facebook ‘Monroe County Appeal’

be approved,” she says. Linda says she is proud of the people at OATS. “We’ve always had good team spirit. What permeates the company, and what I always remember is a team spirit – working together to get it done,” Linda says. “I hope it remains that way, and I think it will.” Last year, OATS employees and volunteers provided 1.6 million one-way trips for over 36,000 people throughout Missouri, enabling them to get to doctor offices, grocery stores and otherwise maintain their independence. Linda has not only seen OATS grow; she has been an integral, impacting force behind that growth. During her tenure, OATS’ operating revenue has steadily increased from $4.5M in 1994 to just over $25M going into fiscal year 2013.

“I don’t think for one minute I did it all myself. It was a team effort,” she says. “I could always count on the staff to do their part.” In addition to her work for OATS, Linda has also served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Missouri Transit Associations, a member of the Community Transportation Association of America Board of Directors and was also a former chair of the Rural Transit Assistance Program Review Board. Her footprint on the industry as a whole was substantial and her relationships many. OATS has been able to make a progressive impact on Missouri and the people who depend on these transportation services due to Linda’s leadership and the team working behind OATS. “I feel a great sense of accomplishment when I think of the

Doolin, Ruth A. & Wayne C. to Bastian, Thomas Jackson & Delaporte, Penny Ann Schachtsiek, Reta & Alan to Baymiller, Mike Clark, Paul L. to Alcorn, Nicholas W. & Christina C. City of Monroe City to Holliday, Kevin & Janice Maupin, Marion-Estate to Maupin, Terry etal. Campbell, John C. & Phyllis D. to Smith, William P. Jr. Evans, Jessica to City of Paris Adair, Andrew Peter & Olga to Clark, David B. Hensley, Frieda E. & Danny to Edwards, Justin K. & Aliesha E. Flynn, John R. & Abbie E. etal. to Wheeler, Roy L. & Roberta D. Ketchum, Kenneth R. & Elinda K. to Shelley, Kyle L. Bennett, Hal Jr. & Necie E. to The Bennett Family Irrevocable Trust Kozeny & McCubbin, L.C. to Wells Fargo Financial Missouri, Inc. Wandrey, Aaron & Yvette to Koontz, Anthony Sims, Robert L. Jr. to Hultz, Victor A. & Cindy Sims, Trevor to Hultz, Victor A. & Cindy Morris, Jason Patrick to Morris, Clarence L. Copenhaver, Rusty Wayne to Co-

penhaver, Rusty Wayne & Proper, Angela Dawn Circuit Court to Public Mitchell, Michelle M. to Meyer, Stephen G. & Darlene H. Lewis, Steven P. & Melissa to Meyer, Stephen G. & Darlene H. Lewis, Paul E. & Margaret L. to Meyer, Stephen G. & Darlene H. Seward, Clifford Gregory etal. to Little, Christopher H. Livengood, Christene Ann to Public Burnett, Darrell to Livengood, Christine Ann Livengood, Christene Ann to Klemme, Gary & Pam Evans, Jessica N. to Evans, Linda R. trustee Crum, Richard D. & Hilary A. to Eckler, Kyle T. & Stephanie A. Joe Gilliam Mining Co. to Gilliam, Robert J. Walker, Sean E. & Tracy M. to Willingham, Christopher L. & Alisa A. Mudd, Charles J. & Desiree A. to Mudd, Desiree A. & Charles J. Edington, Ruth Penelope to Shoreack, Robert C. & Mattie R. Rivet, R. Joseph Living Trust to Lindaman, Joel D. Hagan, Warren Eugene to Florida Winery, Inc. Craighead, David L. & Amy L. to Craighead, Amy L. Briscoe, John W. Successor Trustee to Both, James A. & Valena Mae etal. Hayhurst, John E. & Tammy to Beaver, Jesse E. & Rebecca E. Vance, James H. & Kathryn to Shannon, Thomas P. & Barbara C.

Linda Yaeger years I have spent with OATS,” says Linda. “It was a job well done. OATS will continue to help a lot of people, and will do what needs to be done to assure riders that transportation services will continue to be around.”

Monroe County Land Transfers for June

Hayhurst, John E. & Tammy L. to Lindaman, Joel D. OBS of Paris, LLC to Wheeler, Curtis D. Potter, Joanne Revocable Trust Agreement to Youse, Clinton Michael & Lisa Danielle Chartrand, Lonnie G. & Linda M. to The Lonnie G. & Linda M. Chartrand Revocable Trust Agreement Pohlman, Thomas J. & Jean M. Revocable Living Trust to Holtman, John S. & Marsha Annette Revocable Trust Clover, Charles to Cox, Kevin Circuit Court of Monroe County to Lindaman, Joel D. Mudd, Flavian, Personal Representative to Hayhurst, John & Dames, George Dames, George & Mildred to Dames, George P. & Mildred Revocable Trust Graves, Lance to Loehr, Michael J. & Dora J. Utterback, Frances M. Revocable Trust to Utterback, Sharon F. Revocable Trust Livengood, Christene Ann to Burnett, Darrell Bounds, Larry to Johnson, Brian K. & Maliea K. Buck, Harold E. to Hutcherson, Irrevocable Trust Carpenter, Pamela M. to Thomas, Don & Sons, Inc.

BEN’S AUTO BODY, INC. SUZANNE GRIFFITH Business Hwy 54 South Mexico, MO 573-581-2277 (800-748-7054) Fax: 573-581-8279

Monroe County Fair

Dog Show

Saturday, July 21 1 p.m. • Paris Fairgrounds


Working Type Dogs Best Dressed Dog Biggest Dog • Littlest Dog Obedience • Rally Open to anyone who wants to participate entry fee $1.00.

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Area NEWS Monroe County Commission News 8

Thursday, July 19, 2012

FRIDAY, July 13, 2012 The Commission met pursuant to adjournment with Mike Minor, Presiding Commissioner and Associate Commissioners Mike Whelan and Glenn E. Turner present and among other proceedings the following orders were had to wit: 1. Commission approved previous minutes. 2. Commission approved routine payroll and expenditures. 3. Commission met with Dianna

Clair, NECAC Assistant Housing Director, who presented a six month review of funding for Monroe County. 4. Commission met with Blair Joiner to discuss 911 operations. 5. Sarah Graff, District Office Director from Senator Roy Blunts’ office, appeared before the Commission to give an update on legislative matters. The Commission does now adjourn.


ty games. The NEMO Backcountry Horsemen will have a horse on hand for viewing and will discuss their ongoing trail maintenance efforts. There will also be a bounce house, face painting, a petting zoo courtesy of Heidi’s Lil’ Ranch and free snow cones. Snacks will be available. The center is located south of the Clarence Cannon Dam on Route J. For more information, email or call (573) 735-4097.

The NEMO and Lake Country Longbeards chapters of the National Wild Turkey Federation once again offer the Women’s Outdoor Skills Workshop at Colburn Group Campside at Mark Twain Lake on Friday evening Sept. 7 and Saturday Sept. 8. Friday evening is a campfire, hotdogs and smores, and making deer antler jewelry. Overnight will be in

the cabins. Saturday classes will include Handguns, archery, canoeing, terrariums, applesauce making, suncatchers, Fears & Phobias about snakes, bugs, etc. There will be a silent auction, door prizes, games, etc. For information and registration contact Judy Martin -; 573-7694189 or Randy DeGarmo -; 573-735-1735.

The Board of Trustees scheduled the next meeting for Tuesday, Aug. 14, at 5 p.m. at the Monroe County Health Department, in Paris. GENERAL “WALK-IN” CLINICS Clinic will include immunizations, blood pressures, and other health services. LOCATIONS: Monroe City Senior Nutrition Center from 10 to 11 a.m. on Thursdays, Aug. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30. Monroe County Health Department in Paris from 8 to 10 a.m. on Mondays, Aug. 6, 13, 20 and 27. Paris Nutrition Center from 11 a.m. to noon on Thursday, Aug. 2. Beginning Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011 the Monroe County Health Department now charges a fee for services that had been previously provided at no charge. Contact the health department for more information. ENVIRONMENTAL PUBLIC HEALTH SPECIALIST

The Environmental Public Health Specialist is available, by appointment, according to the following weekly schedule: Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to noon. WOMENS WELLNESS/ FAMILY PLANNING CLINIC Clinic offers women of reproductive age a Cervical and Breast Screening, STD testing and methods of birth control. BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Clinic will be held Thursday, Aug. 23, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Please call for an appointment. WIC Pregnant, breastfeeding, postpartum women, and infants and children up to age 5 may qualify. BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. LOCATIONS: Monroe City Christian Church, 214 Court Street, Monroe City, on Tuesdays, Aug. 7 and Aug. 28. Monroe County Health Department, in Paris, on Wednesdays, Aug. 1 and Aug. 15. Monroe County Health De-

partment provides services in the home for the homebound patients. The objective of this program is to enable patients who do not require full-time nursing care to remain in their own homes. Care is given under the direction of a physician. Services include skilled nursing care, personal care, physical therapy and speech therapy. Medicare, Medicaid and many other commercial health insurance plans cover services. For information regarding the services provided by the Monroe County Health Department/ Home Health Agency, please call 660-327-4653 or 660-327-4259. All services are provided on a non-discriminatory basis and in cooperation with the Missouri Department of Health.

Monroe County Health Department Mark Twain announces August clinic schedule Birthplace Meeting

The public is invited to bring their ideas to an informational meeting Saturday, July 21 at Mark Twain Birthplace State Historic Site near Stoutsville. Sponsored by Missouri State Parks, the meeting will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. at the birthplace’s shrine and museum. The meeting will cover Mark Twain State Park, Mark Twain Birthplace State Historic Site and Union Covered Bridge State Historic Site. Representatives from the facilities will provide information on future plans for the facility and answer questions. Visitors are invited to share comments and suggestions about the facility. Refreshments will be provided. Mark Twain Birthplace Memorial Shrine is located off of Highway U near Florida, Mo. People requiring special services can make arrangements by calling the site directly at 573-565-3440.

Tax Breaks for Military Families The HEART Act of 2008 By Nancy Baca, State Farm® Agent

Lake Safety Day set for July 21, 1-5 p.m. Women’s Outdoor Workshop Sept. 7,8

Lake Safety Day will be held 1-5 p.m. Saturday, July 21, at the M.W. Boudreaux Memorial Visitor Center at Mark Twain Lake, and will feature games, activities and information. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Mark Twain Lake is hosting the event to celebrate with partners and volunteers who make the Mark Twain Lake area a fun and safe place to visit. There will be a fire hose contest for children, hosted by the Perry Fire Department. The Corps Water Rangers will be hosting water safe-

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one to see:

573-588-4565 Mike Fohey, Agent Shelbina, Mo 63468 State Farm Insurance Companies

Although the HEART Act passed in 2008, it still matters to military families today. Officially the Heroes Earnings Assistance and Relief Tax Act of 2008, it created new tax benefits for military personnel. These benefits relate to retirement and education savings plans that servicemembers may have from jobs they held prior to joining the military or while they were waiting to be deployed. One of the first provisions affects reservists who go on active duty. In most cases, they will take a pay cut when they become full-time military employees. If they take withdrawals from their traditional IRAs or employer retirement plans, they may not have to pay the 10% tax penalty, and they are often allowed to re-contribute these amounts. If their employer offers differential pay – a check for the difference between their civilian pay and their full-time military pay – that can be treated as wages for retirement plans, so the reservist can still participate in the employer’s 401(k) plan or other retirement offering. Although some civilian employers will hold jobs open for employees who go on active military duty, the HEART Act gives military personnel the ability to act as though they have left their jobs in order to take distributions from 401(k) or 403(b) plans, which may ease life for family back home. If they decide to do this, though, they can’t make any new contributions to the plan for at least six months after taking money out. Some of the other provisions of the HEART Act apply if a servicemember dies or becomes disabled. If a participant in an employer-provided defined contribution plan, such as a 401(k) or 403(b) plan, dies while performing qualified military service, the survivors will receive the same benefits they would have been entitled to if the participant were still working at the company. A servicemember’s death also affects Roth IRA or Coverdell Education Savings Account contributions. Any payments that the survivors receive from the military death gratuity or from Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance can be contributed to a Roth IRA or to one or more education savings accounts on a tax-free basis. Those funds will be treated as qualified rollover contributions for tax purposes. These tax benefits have a big effect on those who are eligible. The IRS posts changes to its website to help people who are affected stay informed of these benefit changes.

Call in or click in to FREE Auto quotes 24/7 • My first priority as your Monroe County Treasurer was to update the county financial records from hand-written ledgers to a computerized system. Drawing from my education and accounting background, I knew this program needed to be specific to the Treasurer’s office with the ability to be updated and cost effective while still protecting the county’s records by printing a hard copy back up. As promised, this new system is now in place greatly improving the efficiency of the Treasurer’s office and I no longer have to purchase the expensive paper ledger stock. Financial information is available to those needing access with the click of a button or by looking at the printouts. This program also allows me the ability to daily track financial accounts in order to get the best return on your tax dollars. I will need your support and vote on August 7th in order to continue making progress for YOU, the residents of Monroe County.

VOTE for Continued Progress VOTE Powell Visit my website: Paid for by Citizens to elect Mary Lynn Powell Treasurer, Rick Powell

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From The FRONT

Thursday, July 19, 2012


FBLA gives presentation to Board... Continued from front til the Wednesday, July 18 meeting. Stage Curtains: Stage curtain bids were also tabled until the July 18 meeting. Carpets: The board members approved the bid for carpet from Erdel and Wood for $6,237.43.

Surplus Property The following bids were accepted by the board members for surplus property: Pole Vault Mats from Becky Breid for $100.00. Hustler Mower from Robert Wal-

Old Threshers... Continued from front fun. It is hard work but worth it.” Miller is a multi-year winner in the event. In the David Hoffman sponsored Washer Tournament, Larry Parrott and Lawrence Parrott took home the first place trophy coming from behind to seal their win. David and

Cory Putnam finished second in the tourney. “It was as spirited competition but it was hot,” said sponsor Sheriff Hoffman. “New members are always welcome,” said Old Threshers Reunion President Fields.

lace for $450.00. John Deere Mower from Dennis Duncan for $53.56. Secondary Principal Matt Smith presented to the board members a proposal regarding football field renovations. The board members approved the football field renovations as presented pending approval by their insurance company. It was reported out of an approved closed session that the board members accepted the resignation of Sarah Bennett, effective immediately. With no further business the board members adjourned at 5:35 p.m.

FBLA students Josh Ebbesmeyer, Ted Ebbesmeyer, Rae Graupman, Paul Turner, Danielle Wheelan, with sponsor Barb Mason gave a presentation to the board members about their National FBLA trip. APPEAL PHOTO

Perry. “We woke up during the fire with flames only about five feet away from us,” said Emily Perry. “We got out of the house with only our dog, a cross, a Bible and the sonogram pictures of our baby on the way.” The Paris Fire Department with mutual aide from Madison responded with approximately 10 firefighters (Paris) and 6-8 (Madison). According to Paris Fire Chief Steve Jones, the fire marshal has not filed his final determination but he indicated that all signs pointed to an electrical problem causing the fire. Donation containers have gone up around Paris and a posting has noted that Emily requires sizes xlarge and maternity clothing, including “scrubs”. For Allen - shirt size medium-large pants size 3232... Donations can be delivered to 619 Bryan Avenue or call 660833-5782 for pick-up. Watch for more details both in print and online.

The 2nd annual MTOT Poker Run Tractor Ride, which was headed by John Thies and Ray Coffman, was enjoyed by 14 participants! One gentleman came from as far away as Ohio and another from Indiana. Participants were: Raymond Buswell, Carlos Cope, Bill Dunn, Dennis Keeteman, Ken Klassing, Kenneth Latta, Bill McCurdy, Gene McCurdy, James Stephens, Don Jones, Scott Whalen, Richard Viehmann, Ray Coffman, and John Thies. The Monroe County Commissioners, Presiding Commissioner Mike Minor, Western District Commissioner Glenn E. Turner and Eastern District Commissioner Mike Whelan were present to see the riders off and they wished them a great trip. The ride took them by the Monroe Manor and Miller Resident Care Facilities and then south out of town to a rest break at Kenneth & Doris Latta’s Farm. Doris treated the riders with slices of delicious homemade pie. From there they traveled to the Santa Fe Christian Church where they enjoyed a bag type lunch that was served by the Santa Fe Saturday Salt Youth Group led by Susan Kendrick. The youth did a wonderful job of getting the food ready and served. The youth have several activities they do for the community. If you ever need a good group to help with something, keep them in mind. After lunch, the riders traveled to Buzzards Roost where Park Superintendent Dustin Webb gave them a brief history of the Florida Park area. Then they were treated to ice cream and cookies before heading back to the Paris Fairgrounds. Jerry Peck went along and conducted a Poker Run which at the end of the ride, finished the game. Prizes were won by all participants.

Early morning fire completely Fourteen participants enjoy the destroys young family dwelling Old Threshers Tractor Cruise

On Saturday, July 14, a fire at Lake Village destroyed the memories of a young family. Possibly an

electrical problem caused a blaze that destroyed the family dwelling of newly married Allen and Emily


Around The County...

* Madison Lions Club 4th Annual Truck and Tractor Pull... will be held on Saturday, July 21, at 7 p.m., at the Threlkeld Arena, Madison. There will be concessions on the grounds, Featuring Missouri Farm Pullers Association, local farm tractors; and Local street legal trucks. Proceeds to help local Lions projects. Contact Bob Nichols 573-473-4042; Brent Thomas 660-651-2694; Tim Brammer 660651-8828. * North Missouri Church of God Camp Meeting... The North Missouri Church of God Camp Meeting will be held Thursday, July 26 through Sunday, Aug. 5. Services through the day. Night services at 7:30 p.m. Any questions contact Ted DeOrnellis 573-4734695. * Annual Wood Family Reunion ... will be held on Sunday, July 22, at the Madison Community Center, West Room, beginning at 11 a.m. For information call Sidney Wood 660-291-4982. * “9-12 We The People of Monroe County” to meet... “912 We the People of Monroe County” will meet on Thursday, July 26 at 7 p.m., at the Paris Public Library. Come be informed about: Missouri Prayer Amendment Constitutional Amendment #2 and Action Alert on Gun Control. Direction questions to: 660-327-1220 * 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. * Perry Baptist Church Gospel Sing July 14... The Hannibal Mark Twain Chapter of the Association of Retired Missouri State Employees (ARMSE) will meet on Friday, July 20, 2012 beginning at 11:30 a.m. at the Nutrition Center, 219 South Tenth Street in Hannibal. The program will be presented by W. T. Johnson, an educator and portrayer of historic persons. He will present a program on runaway slaves in Ralls County. All current and retired State employees are encouraged to attend. Reservations are not required. For more information, call 573-221-4157.

Calling all Democrats...


The Monroe County Sheriff’s Department escorted the riders along their course to insure them a safe trip. Those from the Sheriff’s office that helped were: Sheriff David Hoffman, Chief Deputy Joe Colston, Deputy Jason Carr and Park Ranger Doug Buie. Joey Mitchell went along as the mechanic and Rebecca Coffman took the water and soda along so they would have drinks at the breaks. Ray Coffman pulled a trailer carrying the ever important port-a potty. Pat Reading, Betty Wilson and Rita Wilkerson assisted in registering the participants and delivering the food for the riders. Mark Twain Old Threshers com-

mittee would like the thank all who helped with the Tractor Ride and also the following businesses who donated items for the Poker Run : Chas Wheeler, Monroe County Service Company, MFA Oil & Propane, Paris Auto Parts, Shelter Insurance Company, Jonesy’s Café, Paris Pharmacy, Paris National Bank, Farmers Elevator & Exchange, Orscheln Farm & Home, Rustic Oak Cabin Steakhouse, Great Central Lumber Company, Ennis Implement Company, Bowling Green Tractor, Harpster Equipment, Four R-D Farm and an anonymous donator. The ride-was a success and we hope everyone enjoyed themselves.

2012 4-H Royalty Prince William Burns with sister Roberta, both are members of the Cannon Kids. APPEAL PHOTO

Look for complete coverage of the 2012 Monroe County Fair in next week’s Monroe County Appeal

Remembering you with lots of love from all your children and grandchildren.

Ruby May Duncan May 29, 1910 - July 16, 2003

Roy Lee Duncan February 2, 1908 - July 29, 1997

in the August 7th Primary.

U.S. House, Missouri 6th Congressional District Paid for by candidate printed in-house Treasurer-Kathy Cook-Sprinkle

Rita Wilkerson Democratic Candidate for Monroe County Treasurer My campaign promises are to continue to use the computerized accounting program along with keeping a hand written ledger, to put the interest of the county first and foremost, and to dedicate myself to fulfilling every duty of the Treasurer’s office with diligence, honesty and integrity. I would appreciate the chance to be the caretaker of the county monies.

I would appreciate your vote! Paid for by Citizens to elect Wilkerson - Martha Cullifer, Treasurer

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.



Country Music

1st & 3rd Saturdays 3 miles north of Florida, Mo. on Hwy. 107

Guest July 21 ~ Jerry Stevenson (Clarence) (Missouri’s George Jones) 7:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.

(wheelchair accessible) •573-672-3202

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Monroe County Fair Annual Baby Show

sponsored by Monroe Manor

0-6 month girls, Left to right: First place, Ivy Kauble, daughter of Chris and Mindy Kauble, Monroe City. Second place, Emma Coleman, daughter of William and Tera Coleman, Monroe City. Third place, Lilly Riechmann, daughter of Lacy and Jason Riechmann, Paris.

0-6 month boys, Left to right: First place, Gage Crutchfield, son of Josh and Katy Crutchfield, Holliday. Second place, Dawson Griggs, son of Dylan Griggs and Libby Murphy, Monroe City. Third place, William Harmon, son of Casey Duncan and Blake Harmon, Paris.

7-12 month girls, Left to right: First place, Ariyah Fugate, daughter of Bridget Baker, Holliday. Second place, Riley Wolfe, daughter of Desiree Wolfe, Paris. Third place, Makenna Reynolds, daughter of Darren and Robin Reynolds, Centralia.

7-12 month boys, Left to right: First place, Remington Adams, son of Steven and Stephanie Adams, Paris. Second place, Marshall DeOrnellas, son of Allan and Erin DeOrnellas, Paris. Third place, Ameer Long, son of Javonte and Tamara Long, Paris.

First place - 13-18 month girls, First place, Zoey VanBoening, left, daughter of Grant and Samantha VanBoening, Paris. First place - 13-18 month boys, First place, Spencer Minks, son of Justin and Dede Minks, Paris.

19-24 month girls, Left to right: First place, Ella Totten, daughter of Mark and Mandy Totten, Perry. Second place, Hailey Morgan, daughter of Brett and Heather Morgan, Holliday. Third place, Taegyn Johnson, daughter of Patrick and Brittany Johnson, Monroe City.

4-H exhibit check-in and judging. Left to right, Photography judge Katie Dodge, assistant Jennifer Dunkin and Betsy Embree at the 2012 Monroe County Fair 4-H Exhibit Hall. APPEAL PHOTO (TOP) Mikayla Hagenhoff, left, and Michelle Ensor are prepared for exhibitors at the 2012 Monroe County Fair 4-H Exhibit Hall. (Bottom) Judge Mary Beth Mitchell and assistants Shelby Johnson and Russell Mitchell. APPEAL PHOTOS

Brett Mason, left, and Darrin DeOrnellis wait for the first exhibitor to check in at the 2012 Monroe County Fair 4-H Exhibit Hall. APPEAL PHOTO

(Top) Sabrina Wright, left and Patty Murray at the 2012 Monroe County Fair 4-H Exhibit Hall. (Bottom) Shannon Pugh, left, and Katie Pugh work the concession stand APPEAL PHOTOS

Business Directory

Thursday, July 19, 2012

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Monroe County Farmers Mutual Insurance Co.


Paris Senior Citizen Housing and Madison Community Housing

Since 1892

Dane Kendrick

If you are looking for senior housing call Glenda Miller!

Insurance for Farm, Home, Business 125. W. Monroe P.O. Box 267 Paris, MO 65275


Phone: 660-327-5203 Fax: 660-327-6303 Home: 573-685-2355

• 660-327-4969 •


Putnam Tire & Storage


Owner/Operator: David Putnam Hwy 15 & 24, Paris 660-327-4276

Sherry Cross • Pamela Fuemmeler Joyce Arnett - Preparer 113 W. Monroe • Paris, Mo. • 660-327-4601

Monroe County CO-OP P.O. Box 117 Paris, MO 65275

25767 Bus. Hwy 24 Paris, Mo. • 660-327-6502


Cummins Recovery & Towing

Jason C. Fleenor Attorney At Law


David Young • Tires • Repairs • Accessories • Oil Changes • State Inspection

200 E. Madison St. • Paris, MO 65275 660-327-1385 • 660-327-1380 (fax) 24 Hour 573-721-0556 Mon. - Fri. 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. • Sat. 8 a.m. -12 p.m.

Phone: (660) 327-5208 Fax: (660) 327-1062

105 West Caldwell Paris, MO 65275


& Printing Service

For all your Printing, Mailing & Office Supply Needs!

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Miller Frames & Designs Custom Framing, Matting and Designs Customized Wood Signs • Photo graph Alphabet Designs

Hours: Monday - Thursday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. or by appointment

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Kinkead P harmacy Located in Downtown Centralia 573-682-1391

for all your Electronic and cell phone needs... Located inside Kinkead Pharmacy Downtown Centralia • (573) 682-2714

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Mark Twain Old Threshers First Annual Baby Show

0-6 Month Girls Maelynn Kirklin

0-6 Month Boys Colby Kendrick

7-12 Month Girls Ariyah Fugate

7-12 Month Boys Larson Groenenboom

13-18 Month Girls Glory Reigns Chase

13-18 Month Boys Eli Bartels

An early morning fire took the home and all belongings of newly married couple Allen and Emily Perry. APPEAL PHOTO

Where in Europe was Danielle Wheelan?

19-24 Month Girls Ella Totten

19-24 Month Boys Isaac Dreiswerd

Little Miss 2-4 Year Girls Mairyn Kinnaman

Little Mr. 2-4 Years Boys Chase Kendrick Winners of the first Little Miss and Little Mr. Old Threshers titles were Chase Kendrick, left, and Mairyn Kinnaman APPEAL PHOTO

Danielle Wheelan, Paris R-II student and daughter of Sidney and Keaton Wheelan, is part of the Missouri Ambassadors of Music. She continues her commentary as she travels through Europe. Day 11: Today wasn’t very exciting. We drove way more than any of us would have liked to. The only exciting part about today was that we stopped in Liechtenstein, the 4th smallest country in the world. To show you how small, the whole country is only 1/10 the size of London and has only a whopping 11 communities. We visited the biggest one, the town of Vaduz. It is also the capital and main tourist center of the country. There weren’t a lot of activities to partake on but we did take a picture with the Castle of Liechtenstein. The king lives there and runs the country; Liechtenstein doesn’t have a parliament like the United Kingdom. We also checked out the Postage Stamp Museum, which the country is famous for. Their stamps are internationally famous and collected by people from all around the world. I even brought some home for souvenirs. Yep, that’s about it there. We ate lunch, jumped back on the bus and eventually made it to Seefeld, Austria. Thanks to the 1964 and 1976 Olympics, Seefeld is now a famous health resort and popular winter sports center. This is also our home for the next three nights. Day 12: Today we went to Innsbruck, the official sight of the Winter Olympics of 1964 and 1976. On the outskirts of Innsbruck we made 2 stops: First, we stopped at the Wilten Basilica. The Basilica is decorated in a ornate style with lots of pastels, cherubs, and murals covering the walls. I’ve seen a lot of churches on this trip but I haven’t ever seen one quite like this. Second, we stopped at the historic Winter Olympic Games sight. We were able to take a quick glimpse of the ski jumps (which are still in use today) and the well-known Olympic logo: the five interlocking circles. After these two stops, we went into the Old Town to the Town Square just beneath the famous Golden Roof. Today was mostly free time; it was a chance to hang out and enjoy the scenery of beautiful Austria. It was too bad we couldn’t stay longer but we had to go back to Seefeld to have our concert. We performed at the same location in which they handout out medals to Olympic Athletes! We preformed really well and was probably are best concert yet! Day 13: Today we woke up early, drove about 5 hours, and arrived at the port to takes us to… Venice! This was the day we all looked forward to. I think we all had that typical Italian vision in our heads: The romantic gondola rides, the stunning architecture…but don’t forget the Italian food! This was a dream come true! Or so we thought. It was beautiful, don’t get me wrong, but very tourist filled. It felt more like Disneyland than an Italian experience. We spent several hours lost…again. The streets were very confusing and never led you to the place you wanted to go. But it wasn’t bad, I actually had fun! Someone told me that the only way to experience Venice was to get lost! Hmm, something seems a little off to me. Anyway, we took a tour around Venice and St. Mark’s Cathedral. It is the most famous of the city’s churches and one of the best known examples of Byzantine architecture. Inside and out, it is decorated completely in murals depicting scenes from the bible. We also viewed the Grand Canals, the Bridge of Sighs, the Doge’s Palace, and took a tour of a glass blowing shop that makes hand crafted Venetian Glass. Overall, we had a very good time in the city, but like always, we had to go back to Austria so we could get up and drive to Germany for our last few days in Europe. Stay Tuned - Three days left...

(Left) Princess Betsy Embree. (Middle) Washer Tourney winners Lawrence and Larry Parrott. (Top) Carlee Long, left, and Marilyn O’Bannon go for a carriage ride in the Old Threshers parade. APPEAL PHOTOS

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Junior Miss Paris Kaylee Brown participated in the 2012 Mark Twain Old Threshers parade. APPEAL PHOTO

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Vicki Thurston-Roberts flea market entrepreneur “We’re located right downtown” 106 n. allen street Centralia, Mo. -1720 Cell: 573-881-5843 • fax: 573-682 t rylin ntu @ce victorialynn $40 and up booths to rent by the month •

F & L Flea Market

Little Bit of Everything

119 N. Allen Centralia, Mo.

573-228-0012 573-682-1464


Serving Breakfast during regular hours. Tuesday - Saturday, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. • Sunday, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Come visit us for all your equipment and wedding party rental needs!

Miller Frames & Designs Custom Framing, Matting and Designs Customized Wood Signs • Photograph Alphabet Designs Hours: Monday - Thursday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. or by appointment 1260 E Hwy 22 • Centralia, Mo.


ALL LINENS 20% OFF Summer Scarves 40% OFF Garden Items 20% OFF

Cool Inside Shopping! HOURS: Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. 114 N. Hwy. 124 • Hallsville, Mo. • 573-696-1745

Stop in and sign up for TWO T ICKETS to see Kip Moore at the Jefferson City Jaycees Fair on Tuesday, July 31 at 9:30 p.m.! We want you to look your best for the concert so check out our dresses and great selection of boots! We have some great sales going on also!

Men’s Carhartt shorts and short sleeved shirts are on sale for $20.00. (excluding Cinch)

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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.


13090 Hwy 15 – South of Paris, Large home, full partially finished walkout basement on 5 acres. Home includes 5 bedrooms, 3 and ½ bathrooms, large family room. Detached garage. PRICE REDUCED $148,900 6 acres near Mark Twain Lake just off Route J near the Cannon Dam with water and electric $3,250 per acre 604 Cooper Drive, Paris – 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom on main floor, full finished walkout basement with 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom. All newly remodeled. $73,500 652 Dawson St., 3 to 4 bedroom house, 1 bathroom, ranch home on full walkout basement. Newer furnace and central a/c. $58,000.

Mark Twain Lake Area • Farms • Residental • Hunting

660-327-1507(Bus.) 573-473-0776 (Cell) e-mail:


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.

Jane Miller Farm (6/1/13) Naiah Hogan (10/11/12) Pamela J. Bogle (11/3/12)

Aluminum Cans

50¢ Per Lb.

(In Bags or Boxes Only, Prices Subject to Change) ALSO BUYING *Copper *Brass *Stainless *Lead *Aluminum Grades *Scrap Steel & Cast *Auto Batteries

Fusselman’s Salvage Co. Hwy. 24 West • Moberly 1-800-337-6811

Services Little Rick’s Plumbing

Plumbing • Heating Cooling • Electrical Work Call Little Rick Heitmeyer

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For Rent

For Sale

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: Partially furnished apartment in Paris, $250 deposit, $250 month. 573-4736990....................................26-8t FOR RENT: Two Bedroom Mobile, appliances, central air, also 3 bedroom, 2 baths, appliances, central air in Madison, Mo. Call 660-263-7533.....................28-4t HOUSE FOR RENT: South Main St. Paris. 16’x80’ Mobile home. Three bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Stove, refrigerator, washer and dryer. $400/month, $400 deposit. NO PETS. References required. 314-750-0070. Leave message..............................29-2t

FOR SALE: Building located at 216 Market St., Paris, Two - 2 bedroom apartments upstairs and business on bottom floor. Asking $9,000, appraised at $25,000. 573-529-6475. Charles Wiley..................................26-4t HOME GROWN TOMATOES: Picked Daily. Sold by the pound or by the bushel. Canned tomatoes available too. 573-721-5908 or 660-3274875...................................28-2t


Call Deaver Construction

COL. JAMES L. JOHNSTON Auctioneer, Realtor, Appraiser Hwy. 24, Madison, MO 660-291-5921 • 800-404-3400

Services FOR YOUR EXTERIOR OR INTERIOR: Painting and wallpapering. Call Gloria Deaver at 660-2663494..................................29-1t

For All Your Home Repairs

FREE Estimates Decks - Siding - Windows


Help Wanted

DRY DOCK HOURS: Prime Rib on Tuesday nights. Open every night, except Sunday. ..........................................28-tfn

CLOSED: Paris License Bureau will be closed July 17-23. Reopen with normal hours. July 24 ...........................................27-3t

Help Wanted

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

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

The Paris Golf Association would like to thank the Mark Twain Country Club for donating the food and allowing us to have the tournament held on Saturday, June 16.

Thank you all my friends, family and customers for coming to my 90th birthday celebration. Also thank you for all the cards, phone calls and visits.

Harvey Turner We would like to thank the following businesses for assistance with making the props and decorations for the Perry Ecumenical Vacation Bible School this year: Great Central Lumber Company, Hickman’s IGA, T & J’s Repair & Appliance, Perry Machine & Die, Karla B’s Flower Shop, all of Perry, Lewellen Trucking, Hurley Plumbing, and Independents Service Company, of Hannibal. We are thankful for the cooperation and joint ministry of our four local churches: Living Waters, Perry Baptist Church, Perry Christian Church, and St. Williams Catholic Church.

Thanks, Ray Coffman, John Thies and Rita Wilkerson


25767 Bus. Hwy 24 Paris, Mo.

Thank You

We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who participated in the 2nd Annual Mark Twain Old Threshers Poker Run and Tractor Ride. Also, a big thank you and hats off to those who donated prizes for the Poker Run. Thanks to the Sheriff Department, our mechanic and the ladies who provide us with food and drink. Also, thanks to the Latta’s and the Santa Fe Christian Church and the Santa Fe Saturday Salt Youth Group for allowing us to have our mid morning stop and lunch break with them.


Now accepting applications for part-time help. Stop by Hometown Connection to pick-up applications.

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Thomas Motors, Inc., has an immediate opening for a sales position. Sales experience preferred. Salary and Commission. Excellent Benefit Package. Great opportunity for the right individual. Please contact Don Thomas or send resume to: Thomas Motors, Inc. 1125 West Outer Road, PO Box 571 Moberly, MO 65270 • 660-263-4560 “All replies are confidential” • Full Line GM Dealer

CRAVE SUCCESS? Need the ability to “strut your stuff”? We’re looking for key individuals, both management & entry level, who have the spirit of team collaboration, are committed to long term careers, have loads of enthusiasm and a thirst for advancement and development. Motivation is required. Experience is not. Contact us to learn how you can blaze your own trail and explore career opportunities you have only dreamed about. We put people first and have a vested interest in allowing you to advance to a challenging and rewarding career. Jump start your career today with a well established production company! Excellent compensation and benefits offered. Call 217-357-8301 for more information.

The family of Jerry Dunlap would like to thank everyone for all that was done in honor of Jerry during this terrible time. Thanks to everyone for the flowers, food, cards and donations to the South Fork Cemetery. Thanks to Jim and Pam who helped so much with everything. A very special thanks to Mike and Heather, Sara, Jean, Betty, Donna and Melinda for everything they did. Thanks to the Santa Fe Christian Church and everyone who brought food to the dinner and to the house. Last but not least, thanks to my wonderful family who where there with me all the time.


Debbie Young


Joe’s Detail Cars • Trucks • Vans • SUV’s • RV’s • Boats • Etc. G&J Auto Sales Center, just off old Hwy. 24, Monroe Road 875. 660-327-4477 • 573-473-2195 (cell)

ATTENTION: FAIR PARTICIPANTS IS RECRUITING... Personal Care Aides and CDS Attendants • We Meet or Exceed Existing Wage • We Honor Industry Experience with up to Two Weeks PTO Earned at 90 Days Employment • Paid Vacation/Paid Holidays • Health, Dental, Vision Insurance • Annual Raise Apply in person or call: 403 E. Northtown Road, Kirksville, MO 63501 (800) 430-2975 • Fax: (660) 627-1127 EOE/AA

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Monroe County LEGALS



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


Judge or Division: PROBATE Case Number: 12MN-PR00032 In the Estate of ELMER ALLEN DILL, Deceased


(Independent Administration) On 07-09-2012, the last will of the decedent having been admitted to probate, the following individual was appointed the personal representative of the estate of ELMER ALLEN DILL, decedent, by the Probate Division of the Circuit Court of Monroe County, Missouri. The personal representative may administer the estate independently without adjudication, order, or direction of the Probate Division of the Circuit Court, unless a petition for supervised administration is made to and granted by the court. The name, business address and phone number of the personal representative is: Attorney: MATTHEW B. WOODS, 903 EAST ASH STREET, COLUMBIA, MO 65201-4853 Phone: 573-874-4190. All creditors of said decedent are notified to file claims in court within six months from the date of the first publication of this notice or if a copy of this notice was mailed to, or served upon, such creditor by the personal representative, then within two months from the date it was mailed or served, whichever is later, or be forever barred to the fullest extent permissible by law. Such six-month period and such two-month period do not extend the limitation period that would bar claims one year after the decedent’s death, as provided in Section 473.444, RSMo, or any other applicable limitation periods. Nothing in Section 473.033, RSMo, shall be construed to bar any action against a decedent’s liability insurance carrier through a defendant ad litem pursuant to Section 537.021, RSMo. Date of the decedent’s death: 19APR-2012 Date of first publication: 07-122012 Heather D. Wheeler, Circuit Clerk (signed) Receipt of this notice by mail should not be construed by the recipient to indicate that the recipient necessarily has a beneficial interest in the estate. The nature and extent of any person’s interest, if any, can be determined from the files and records of this estate in the Probate Division of the above referenced Circuit Court. Published on: July 12, 19, 26 and August 2, 2012


Judge or Division: MICHAEL P. WILSON

Case Number: 12MN-PR00035 In the Estate of ANNA ELIZABETH CALDWELL, Deceased


(Supervised Administration) To All Persons Interested in the Estate of ANNA ELIZABETH CALDWELL, Decedent: On 07-06-2012, the last will of the decedent having been admitted to probate, the following individual was(were) appointed personal representative of the estate of ANNA ELIZABETH CALDWELL, decedent by the Probate Division of the Circuit Court of Monroe County, Missouri. The name, business address, and phone number of the personal representative is: JAMES R CALDWELL, 29269 ROUTE PP, SHELBINA, MO 63468 The personal representative’s attorney’s name, business address and phone number is: FLOYD LAWSON, 109 E. MONROE ST., P.O. BOX 36, PARIS, MO 65275 PHONE : 660-327-4161 All creditors of said decedent are notified to file claims in court within six months from the date of the first publication of this notice or if a copy of this notice was mailed to, or served upon, such creditor by the personal representative, then within two months from the date it was mailed or served, whichever is later, or be forever barred to the fullest extent permissible by law. Such six-month period and such two-month period do not extend the limitation period that would bar claims one year after the decedent’s death, as provided in Section 473.444, RSMo, or any other applicable limitation periods. Nothing in Section 473.033, RSMo, shall be construed to bar any action against a decedent’s liability insurance carrier through a defendant ad litem pursuant to Section 537.021, RSMo. Date of the decedent’s death: 13APR-2012 Date of first publication: 07-122012 Heather D. Wheeler, Circuit Clerk (signed) Receipt of this notice by mail should not be construed by the recipient to indicate that the recipient necessarily has a beneficial interest in the estate. The nature and extent of any person’s interest, if any, can be determined from the files and records of this estate in the Probate Division of the above referenced Circuit Court. Published on: July 12, 19, 26 and August 2, 2012


IN RE: Delmer D Fisher Bonita L Fisher Trustee’s Sale: For default in payment of debt and performance of obligation secured by Deed of Trust executed by Delmer D Fisher Bonita L Fisher dated December 3, 2007 and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of Monroe County, Missouri in Book 326, Page 753 the undersigned Successor Trustee, at the request of the legal holder of said Note will on Wednesday, August 15, 2012 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., (at the specific time of 2:05 PM), at the West Front Door of the Court House, City of Paris, County of Monroe, State of Missouri, sell at public vendue to the highest bidder for cash the following described real estate, described in said Deed of Trust, and situated in Monroe County, State of Missouri, to wit: ALL OF LOTS 1, 2 AND 3

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Public Notice



Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, 15 U.S.C. §1692c(b), no information concerning the collection of this debt may be given without the prior consent of the consumer given directly to the debt collector or the express permission of a court of competent jurisdiction. The debt collector is attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Published on: July 19, 26, August 2 and 9,2012

PUBLIC HEARING The City of Paris will hold a public hearing regarding a request to construct a garage/carport on the property located at 301 McMurry in Paris, Mo. The hearing will be held at City Office, 112 South Main, at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 31, 2012.

NOTICE The Monroe County Board of Equalization will be in session Friday, July 27. Anyone wishing to meet with the Equalization Board regarding their assessed valuation must contact the County Clerks Office by Monday, July 23 to make an appointment and to pick up an appeal form. By order of the Monroe County Board of Equalization, Monroe County Clerk, Sandra Francis.

Contact Megan hulen o t NEED E? @ 660-327-4192 IS T R E ADV or email:

Restaurant Now Open!!!

Hours: Monday - Friday 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday 7 a.m. - 9 p.m. 202 N. Main Paris, MO 65275


Thank You THANK YOU! It took two years of working on an old building, but June 28, 2012, the doors were open for jacs Restaurant... and we couldn’t of done it without your prayers, unparalleled work ethic, assistance, wisdom, support, cheerleading, advice, and/or tremendous skills: Our awesome daughters, Amanda and Samantha, for always going above and beyond, who are always there to help pitch in for our version of “family time”. We are so proud! Our great staff, Mary Beth Mitchell, Jacob Pease, Alacia Wallace, Terry Gholson, Sarah Bates, Amanda Mikel & Caiti Tinker who kept the trains on the track without the conductors, kept great notes, open arms and tootsie rolls.

The Paris National Bank • City Of Paris Daniel Miller • Rick & Karen Hammond Scott & Anna Willingham • Bob Mitchell Chelsey Holmes • James Bailey Ashley Kendrick • Charles & Jan VanBoening Bill Hunter • Ryan Hunter Charles Payne • Donnie Millard Jeanne McWard • Jose Gonzalez Megan Morgan • Heather Watson Billy Secoy • Bill VanBoening Monroe County Historical Society And The Late Nancy Stone We couldn’t of done it without you!

Juan and Cherylene

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Obituaries ✝ Ray Forbis


Ray Forbis, 82, of Windsor, died Saturday morning, July 14, at Windsor Healthcare and Rehabilitation. Ray was born Nov. 8, 1929, in Holliday, the son of Thomas Allen Forbis and Georgia Ann (Riley) Forbis. On Aug.14, 1949, at the Mt. Zion Methodist Church, in rural Monroe County, he married Joyse Viola Emmons and she survives of the home. Ray worked, for over 30 years, with MFA, Inc., as an Exchange Manager; Feed Division Regional Representative and as a Market Expansion Representative. He then began a second career as a Financial Advisor with Waddell and Reed and as an Independent Insurance Agent, retiring after several years. Ray was an active member of the First Baptist Church, Windsor, serving as a Deacon; Sunday School Teacher and as a member of numerous committees within the church. He served his country as a member of the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. Ray also enjoyed music, especially Blue Grass and Country music and was a talented musician playing the fiddle, guitar and mandolin with several groups. He especially enjoyed playing at the Windsor Senior Center and the Windsor Nurs-

Monroe County VITALS

ing Home in his later years. He enjoyed fishing and was an avid woodcarver. Ray also served as a Windsor City Alderman and on the Board of Directors of the Windsor Senior Center. In addition to his wife, Ray is survived by a son, Don R. Forbis and his wife Vickie, Brighton, Colo.; two daughters, Carol Wickham and her husband Byron, Jefferson City; Melody Gnuschke and her husband Kevin, Windsor.; 6 grandchildren, Allen Dudley Forbis; Jeremy Ray Forbis; Heather Kay Hayselden; Charles Myers Johnson; Christopher Don Johnson; Matthew Bryton Gnuschke; a great-grandson, Ethan Myers Johnson; two sisters, Shirley Carter, Salisbury; Ann Ragsdale, Holliday; and numerous nieces and nephews. Ray was preceded in death by three brothers, Robert Forbis; David Forbis; and Charles “Buck” Forbis. A celebration of Ray’s life was held Wednesday afternoon, July 18, 2 p.m., at the First Baptist Church, Windsor, with Rev. Doug Hall officiating. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor. The family received friends Tuesday evening, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. The family suggests contributions to the First Baptist Church Living Water Mission Fund, and contributions may be left in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be left online at

Murphy, Luckett to wed

Joe Murphy, left, and Kerry Luckett Kerry Luckett and Joe Murphy are happy to announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. Kerry is the daughter of Sue and Cal Luckett of Fulton, and the granddaughter of Maxine and Tom Jones of Holliday, and the late Leona and Ray Shepard, of Paris. She graduated from UCM in 2009 with a major in Secondary Education. She is employed with the Chilhowee R-IV school district as a middle school and high school social studies teacher. Joe is the son of Karon and John Murphy of Chilhowee, and the grandson of Millie Hurley and the late Bud Hurley and the late Lois and Bob Murphy. He graduated from UCM in 2003 with a major in Physical Education. He is employed with the Chilhowee R-IV school district as a k-12 P.E. teacher. The wedding will be held in Chilhowee, at the Murphy Family Farm on Aug. 4, The couple plans to reside in Chilhowee.

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Monroe County Appeal - Week 29, July 19, 2012  

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