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SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS EVENT A HUGE SUCCESS!

TOUR THE HISTORICAL DRIVING TRAIL

President of the Ralls County Historical Society Ron Leake takes local residents on a tour of the historical driving trail in northeastern Missouri. Visit this link to enjoy the tour: http://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=atJPGtOoNdc Also, find the link on our website.

FSA OPEN HOUSE FOR SHARON LEWTON

You are all invited to an Open House to honor Sharon Lewton’s retirement from FSA on Jan. 6, 2014 at the Ralls County Office from 1-4 p.m. Sharon has been with FSA for 27 years.

RALLS COUNTY HISTORY BOOK UPDATE

Thank you for your interest in the upcoming Ralls County History and Families Book. Many of you have placed your book order long ago and having been inquiring as to when to expect your book. We’re happy to report that all book materials are now in the publisher’s hands. Although we had expected the book to be available by Christmas, the publisher is now projecting a March release. Both the publisher and the book committee felt it was important to update you on the status of the project and thank you for your continued patience.

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A Perry Blood Drive will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 8, from 2-6 p.m., at the Perry VFW Hall, 105 S. Palmyra St., Perry, for an appointment visit redcrossblood.org, or click QR code - sponsor keyword: VFWPerry. Appointments not needed!

RURAL FIRE DEPT TO MEET

The New London Rural Volunteer Fire Department will meet at 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 9, at the Ralls County Courthouse.

Left to right, Ralls County Deputy Coroner Steven McClain, Justin Goodwin, Eli Bell and Wiley Hibbard take a turn serving at the Dec. 23 annual Spirit of Christmas event held at the Mark Twain High School cafeteria. The evening’s event was a certified hit! RCHE PHOTO

Election Deadlines Approaching The filing dates for the April 8 election are now through Jan. 21, 2014. There are a number of council and board seats to be filled. As of press time on Dec. 27 no one has filed for any of the vacancies. Two directors of the Ralls County Ambulance District will be elected to a threeyear term; District 3 Spencer Township, currently held by Tom Flowerree and District 6 Salt River Township currently held by Wiley Hibbard. Candidates for those positions may file at the County Clerk’s Office at the Ralls County Courthouse in New London, through Jan. 21, 2014. Candidates must be at least twenty-one (21) years

of age, have been residents of the State of Missouri for at least one (1) year, residents of Ralls County for at least six (6) weeks, and registered voters. For more information, interested persons may contact the County Clerk of Ralls County at 573-985-7111. The City of Perry will elect two aldermen and the Mayor, each for a two-year term; Ward 1 Alderman, is currently held by Travis Sharp, Ward 2 Alderman, is currently held by Matt Hawkins, and mayor is currently held by Dustin Wasson. There will be a special election for a one-year term for Ward 2 Alderman currently held by Kim Long.

The election for the Hannibal Rural Fire Protection District: Terms available for election are two members of the Board of Directors to four-year terms. Filing dates for interested candidates are listed above. Notices of candidacy may be requested from the District Secretary in writing. The mailing address for requesting a notice of candidacy is Mark Baumann, 11442 Old 79, Hannibal, MO 63401. Candidate filings will be accepted during regular office hours Monday - Friday 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (closed 12 p.m.-12:30) except on Jan. 21, 2014 the filing hours shall be 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (closed 12 p.m.-12:30). The City of Center will

elect two aldermen and the Mayor, each for a twoyear term; Center alderman Ward 1 is currently held by Shawn Couch and Ward 2 is currently held by Branten Ingram. Mayor is currently held by Dennis McMillen. Each office is for a two-year term. City of New London has two Aldermen positions open and the mayor’s position is also open for election. New London alderman for Ward 1 is currently held by Mary Jane White and Ward 2 is currently held by K. Allen Ballard. The mayor is currently held by Marvin Miller. Each term is for two years.  Filings reported as available.

Mostly Chocolate captures the first-place Intermediate title Mostly Chocolate captured the first-place Intermediate title in senior western riding at the 2013 American Quarter Horse Association Open World Championship Show on Thursday, November 21 in Oklahoma City. The first-place Intermediate horse is owned by Twylla Lynn Brown, of Perry, and was shown by Blake Weis, of Moberly.     American Quarter Horse Mostly Chocolate is a 2002 chestnut gelding. Mostly Chocolate, sired by Huntin For Chocolate and out of Ms Cordinator, was bred by Melvin Kiser, Jr. of Bessemer City, North Carolina.   The Intermediate awards program is designed to recognize exhibitors who have never placed in the top 10 at an AQHA world show in the particular class in which they are competing. Intermediate exhibitor status is based only on an exhibitor’s lifetime, com-

bined world show record, not on the number of points he/she has accumulated. Intermediate accomplishments will appear on the official records of the horse and exhibitor. Intermediate first-place winners in each class receive an 8-inch clear globe.   The AQHA World Show is the pinnacle event for American Quarter Horse owners and exhibitors around the world, who must qualify for the event by earning a predetermined number of points to compete in each of the classes representing halter, English and western disciplines. More than 3,390 entries from the United States, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, Mexico and the United Kingdom are competing for 98 world championships at this year’s event, November 8-23 at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City.

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VIEWS & COMMENTS From the Editor by Editor Carolyn Trower You gotta love Missouri weather because if you don’t you’ll go crazy. I was glad to have a white Christmas, that’s one of my childhood memories that has remained fairly constant throughout adulthood. Snow I can deal with, the ice not so much. I basically was housebound over the last weekend; my deck a mirror of ice and the steps coated in deadly beauty. The grandkids thought it great fun to “skate” over to see Grandma. Oh, to be young and limber again, oblivious to the pitfalls of ice-covered wood and gravel. Driveway cleared and the roads passable I ventured out into the single digit air to gather mail and groceries. I appreciate the cards from friends and relatives. Though I work with computer technology and was amazed at the quality of the e-cards

received I’m still nostalgic enough to put a ribbon around the cards and tuck them away with the Christmas decorations. Despite the questionable weather report a large crowd enjoyed the Spirit of Christmas dinner held at Mark Twain High School on Dec. 23. No gift exchanges or fancy decorations, just good (really good) food and lots of visiting. People finished their meal then wandered around speaking to people they hadn’t seen in a while and introducing themselves to new faces. Thursday I ventured out in temperatures in the 40’s. The grass was still crunchy in places and amazingly bright spring green under the ice crystals. Some of the branches scattered in the yard were covered in bright rose-colored buds, cut off before they could

figure out how to survive until true spring weather stirred them to life. The birds were back chirping as they flew around looking for the seeds I had tossed out for them. One of the biggest surprises though, was the flock of geese passing overhead honking in confusion. I tried to follow their path. Were they going north or south? To the best I could figure they were headed west with a jog every second or two toward the north. Today I sit typing away and gazing at brilliant sunshine through the window. I would be happy to see this turn into spring—now—and skip the treachery that can ambush you in January and February. As a lifelong resident of northeast Missouri I know all I can do is wait and see.

JUDY’S STORY For the past couple of weeks, I’ve mentioned Judy in my articles. This is the week I am going to share Judy’s story. Judy is a 64 year old widow who purchased health insurance from Aetna in July of 2012. She was happy enough with this insurance, though over the past year, she had experienced some bumps in the road with them. I work with Judy at Fiddlestiks and she came to work one day in early December very upset because she was being cancelled by Aetna. Judy received a phone call from Aetna, not even a person on the other end, just an automated message reminding her she was being cancelled at the end of the year. She had not gotten any sort of letter in the mail, so she was a little confused about the message. When she got home, she called Aetna and spoke with a woman who informed her that her policy was, in fact, being cancelled effective December 31, 2013. Judy pushed with more questions and was told that this cancellation was due to the fact that her policy didn’t meet ACA (Obamacare) standards. The person she spoke with at Aetna told her she should have gotten a letter some time earlier telling her about the policy cancellation and the reasons for it. Judy told me she opens every piece of mail from her insurance companies and never received a letter like this one. Luckily, Judy does answer the phone even when she doesn’t recognize the number. Aetna never offered Judy a different policy. She was left on her own to find coverage. At work, she told me she did not want to use the ACA government exchange. She wanted to keep private insurance but wasn’t really sure how. Here is the kicker for Judy – she turns 65 in February!! She only needed health insurance for one month before Medicare kicks in. Thankfully, Judy already had contact information for help with Medicare and supplemental insurance. She contacted people who put her in touch with an agent in Columbia. Judy was able to purchase a temporary plan that promised the same coverage (minus pre-existing conditions) and only had to pay half the premium she was paying with Aetna. Over the course of these conversations looking for temporary insurance, Judy is pretty much on track for her Medicare supplemental policies. Thankful for the help she received during this trying time, she still hasn’t forgotten why this all happened in the first place. Yes, she is saving half of what she paid a month for short-term insurance, but she is also still paying medical bills that she incurred with Aetna. Bills that were supposed to be going towards a deductible and lifetime out of pocket – now go towards nothing. A cancelled policy. Some more liberal minded people who still think the ACA will end up working are probably wondering why I would choose to write about Judy. Everything worked out great for her. I chose to write this story because not everyone knows someone who was directly affected by the ACA standards and policy cancellations. I also chose to write about Judy because this is a story we can follow. The last time I spoke with her, she hadn’t received her new insurance Continued to page 3

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Every once in a while I drive on I-70 100 miles from Oak Grove to Columbia and back.  There are two lanes of solid traffic on both the east and westbound lanes no matter what time of day or night.    It frightens me to think of all these cars going down the road 80 mph that one of them might be drunk.    That driver should loose his license forever. Sixty years ago it was a differ-

ent story.    After  midnight, there wouldn’t be more than one car per hour going down 40 Highway, which was replaced by I-70.  We had no speed limit, and there was no law against driving and drinking.    However, if you got stopped for abusing either of these, the patrol could give you a ticket for careless and imprudent driving. In 1950 when I was a senior, on

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Caught some of the Today Show Christmas morning. Usually I’m not around a TV that time of day. One of the girls was bemoaning paper receipts from the stores. “Why don’t they just email them to you?” she asked. Could there be any bigger gap between mindless media and reality? Honey. Not everyone has a computer in every room. Those who do don’t want their email hacked from the store’s system with their plastic signature. While paying in cash prevents identity hacking, it also increases the store’s profit because you’re charged the same transaction fee as a plastic customer, but the store pays the card company no fee on your cash purchase. Ka-ching! In the news, the U.S. Postal Service is raising the price of a letter to 49 cents. Even though NSA photographs all envelopes to see who’s writing who (at your tax expense), 49 cents is still pretty cheap to protect yourself from hackers (government or otherwise). Those who traffic in deception must often suspect others. The Editorial Page of the Christmas Eve edition of the Herald-Whig presented an amazing crosssection of viewpoints. First, there was a reprint of “Yes, Virginia;” one of the best composed and most profound descriptions of “essence” ever to be produced by a human. Though grounded in a secular response to a secular question by a young girl, Mr. Francis P. Church’s reply dealt with the issue of faith in the sheer “wonderfulness” of life that the majority of the world’s population calls religion. Though uniquely Christian in its inception, “Christ Mass” wove Pagan rituals of renewal and celebration of light into a time of giving material gifts to one another, and pledging faith and reverence to a greater force rather than physical offerings. Though Santa Claus aka Saint Nicholas aka Poncho

Christmas Eve and New Years, almost our whole class gathered at the Ranchhouse, a roadhouse saloon located between Grain Valley  and  Blue Springs  on 40 Highway.    The Korean War was on.  All our classmates who had quit school to join the service or had gotten drafted and were home for Christmas knew to meet at the Ranchhouse.    That Christmas Eve, my closest friend Daren Davis and I left at  1:30 a.m.and went out to the car to go home.  It seemed like we had been driving quite a while when I asked Davis if he could see where we were going.    I couldn’t see a thing.    We stopped the car and got out.    It became obvious that while we were in the saloon an ice storm had hit and there was about a half an inch of ice on the windshield.    We could see the lights of the Ranchhouse, but we weren’t on 40 Highway.  We had headed southeast and were stuck out in a field.

Claus may have capitalized on the example of the Magi (not Jedi; but who knows), the spirit of an all-encompassing benevolence pervades cultures around the world. On the same page, Bill O’Reilly had cause with Rhode Island’s governor Lincoln Chafee who refused to use the word “Christmas” for fear it might offend non-Christians, and who surreptitiously lit the “Holiday” tree to prevent “protesters” from singing Christmas carols as they did last year. How come atheists don’t protest Hanukah or Ramadan? Is there something special about the Christian celebration of faith that frightens or annoys them? Okay, so I am wondering: where do atheists stand on same-sex marriage? Marriage is connected pretty much world-wide with a union of religious significance. (Yes, there is common-law marriage, but that doesn’t seem popular with samesex couples.) But then again, how many religions other than Christian unite same-sex couples? Is that why atheists are so down on Christianity? In other news: a Methodist minister was defrocked for uniting a same-sex couple, while “Daddy Duck” was fired for voicing his opinion of gays. Neither event would have occurred in areas of culture where atheists fear to tread. So, even if Santa Claus has become the poster child of commercialized Christmas, the image is Pagan enough for atheists and benevolent enough to blend with most every religious culture. Santa poses no threat and demands no allegiance or tribute (though snacks are appreciated). To quote Mr. Church. “A thousand years from now, Virginia, nay, ten times ten thousand years from now, he will continue to make glad the heart of childhood.” And to all, a good night. Happy New Year.

The wind was blowing and it was bitter cold.    We called good old Roy Warren, who ran a wrecker service in Bates City, to come pull us out.    His cable wasn’t long enough to reach us.  He had to take another cable and tie on to it to finally get us out.    We asked him how much we owed him.  He said we didn’t have enough money to pay him for getting out of a warm bed at 2 a.m.  Christmas morning, if he hadn’t known our folks so well he wouldn’t have come at all, and please never call him again. Back then there was no such organization as Mothers Against Drunk Drivers.  If there had been, Davis and I could have been their poster boys.

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RALLS COUNTY RECOLLECTIONS

A View From the Past

“Yesteryears from the local papers” Editor’s Note: This history is courtesy of the Ralls County Historical Society, Ron Leake, President. The late Goldena Roland Howard, who was the foremost Ralls County Historian, wrote a large number of articles about the history of Ralls during her lifetime. The Ralls County Historical Society wants to find and share as many of these articles as possible.  If anyone was or knows of any more articles written by her please contact me or any member of the Society. Ron Leake, President, rwleake@ aol.com, 573-248-6147. Ralls  County  Historical Society, P.O. 463, Perry MO. 63462 The Courier Post, Hannibal, Mo., Tuesday, October 20, 193 Civil War In Ralls County Held Tragedy And Humor   By MRS. OLIVER HOWARD Staff Correspondent   NEW LONDON, Mo., October 20— “In 61, the War was begun; In ’62, ‘twas halfway through; In ’63, the slaves were freed; In ’64, twas all but o’er.” This bit of doggerel came to us from a generation to whom “The War” always meant the Civil War.    Their ranks have thinned, but their recollections of events in  Ralls  County  reveal tragedies as shocking as any in  Korea, and other incidents which are not without humor. Ralls was the scene of skirmishes, but no battles.  Many men were not sure where they stood, in the beginning.    All slave-holders were not in sympathy with the Confederacy.    In the beginning, military organizations contained men of  Union  and Confederate sympathies, side by side, some of them ignorant of the issues and not knowing which enemy they yearned to repel, if any. The Enrolled Missouri Militia (E.M.M.) was such a paradox.    It contained men of both convictions and some with none.  They were to do scouting duty and other services.    Ralls, Marion, and Monroe men were in the 53rd, under Colonel O.C. Tinker, and in the 38th, under Colonel J.T.K. Hayward.  The craft for the militia was simple: authorities went through the poll books and enrolled every able-bodied

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voter (all voters were male in those days) between the ages of 18 and 45, without taking into consideration whether they bore sympathy to  Union  or Confederacy.    Ministers, civil officers, mail carriers and a few others were exempt.  At the beginning of the War, many Ralls Countians were neutral and cared nothing for the War.  As many of these as could escape duty by payment of money to hire a substitute did so.    Costs varied from $30 a year up to $600.    Men in the E.M.M. were subject to call at a moment’s notice, and had to furnish their own horses.    Arms were furnished by the U.S. government; the state of Missouri  was to send uniforms and provide pay for actual time spent in service plus an allowance for the horse.  Late in the War, ex-Confederates sometimes enrolled in the militia.  They did not anticipate any uprising that would need to be quelled; they joined because they were tired of hostility to the Federal government and wanted peace.  Some men drilled with the militia and then slipped away to join Confederate outfits.    There were ardent soldiers on both sides of the fence.  At this late date, we will not say whether Ralls was rebel or loyal.    However, Men Mayhall, who joined the Second Iowa Infantry under Colonel Tuttle in 1861 and served until the end of the War, was the first man to leave Ralls to fight for the Union Army.  He remarked that it was “not popular to be a Union man”. General Sterling Price of the Confederate Army was a big favorite and many Ralls men followed him into battle.    There were a large number of boy babies named in his honor in the two succeeding generations.    Silas Hornback was with the General at the battle of  Lexington, and a daughter born to the Hornback’s the day of the battle was named “Dixie Price Hornback”. The War became real to families who lost fathers and sons in battles, and in the issues of War.    In January, 1862, Confederates shot and killed in his

own dooryard a Union man, Robert G. Carter, who lived in Ralls near the Monroe County line. TWAIN IN RALLS “ARMY” Samuel L. Clemens (Mark Twain) was one of the young men who enlisted in Ralls in 1861 to help Governor Jackson repel the invader.  They considered themselves part of Price’s army, and therefore dodged the Union militia.  Clemens was one of about a dozen young men from  Hannibal  who marched through the brush by night, into Ralls to enlist in  New London.  They were sworn in by Colonel John Ralls, son of the man for whom the county was named.  Their names were entered into in the roster in the famous old court house, which was then just three years old.    Young men from Ralls County joined them and officers were elected.    One historian says Clemens was made Captain.    Paine’s “Biography” of Twain says that William Ely was captain, Asa Glascock first lieutenant, and Clemens second lieutenant.    Since Governor Jackson never got around to commissioning any of them at that time, and their only clothing and food was donated by Ralls farmers or “requisitioned” during their camping near Florida, the matter of rank is of little consequence.    No doubt, in later years, Twain preferred the idea of having been a second lieutenant, the humorous connotations of “shavetail” being pleasing to him.    Paine notes that most of the fellows were sergeants or orderlies, and that there were only three privates in the whole company. Clemens suffered boils, and an injured ankle, which he sustained from jumping from Colonel William Splawn’s hayloft, so when the “army” disbanded by mutual consent, he remained at the farm of Enoch (Nuck) Matson, to recuperate.  (This Matson house was rebuilt, and is the home of Mr. and Mrs. Campbell Matson; the “old Matson house” owned by Watson’s was built after the War.)  Nuck Matson had thirty slaves.  

Ralls County Book Week #1 “Lots of partridge and lots of ridges.” Uncle Jesse glanced at Skeeter, thus telling him that it was polite for him to say something. “Plenty of quail for all,” the boy said quickly. “Me and my dog aim to work that broomstraw over yonder across that north ridge. Plenty birds around the south ridge if you and your dog want to work over there.” Mister Cash reached back in the truck and got his jacket and slipped it on over his flannel shirt. “Don’t see why they can’t run together, mine and yours.” It was Uncle Jesse’s place to speak, for Skeeter was yet a boy and important decisions must come from the old man and so the old man said, “You had your say a while back, Cash. Now what you saying?” The storekeeper did not hesitate. “Saying I was wrong, that’s what I’m saying. Me keeping mine on the other side. Even Gates said I was wrong.” Now it was proper for Skeeter to speak up and he was as quick with forgiveness as he was with resentment. “Be rightly proud to have your dog work alongside mine.” Thus the issue was closed and because it was closed it was forgotten, for such was the way of swamp folks. Cash freed his dog from the leash and the big setter dashed over to Lady to introduce himself, only to be rebuffed. The bristles of her hackle lay smooth, but she tossed her head and turned away from him and was disdainful of his presence. “Look at her,” Cash said. “Big-chairing him. Sitting in the big

rocker and looking down at him.” “Like he done her first time you brought him out here,” Uncle Jesse said. “Now she’s putting him below the salt.” Skeeter spoke to Lady to correct her manners, but he didn’t speak too firmly because, truthfully he was a bit pleased by Lady’s behavior. “Don’t big-chair him,” he said to her. “He wants to be your friend.” But Lady walked proudly away from all of them and Millard Fillmore was baffled and sprawled on the ground and looked at her and then rolled over to impress her. Still she ignored him and he crawled toward her, wagging his tail in a futile bid for her attention. “Keeping him outside the ribbon,” Cash said. “But she’ll get over it. Do her good to run with ol’ Mill.” “Whatcha mean— good?” “Mean she can learn from ol’ Mill, him being such a good bird dog. She’ll pick up tricks. That’s one reason I brought him over—to help you out.” “Now, that was rightly nice,” Uncle Jesse walked over to the shelter of the cabin and out of the wind. Skeeter and Mister Cash joined him, and Lady disappeared behind the cabin and Millard Fillmore followed her. “How’s her hard mouth coming along?” Cash asked. “Been able to do anything about it?” Uncle Jesse and Skeeter swapped glances and the boy went in the cabin and got an egg and brought it out and put it on the ground. Then he whistled for Lady and she came to him and he nodded toward the egg

and said, “Bring it here, Lady.” She tilted her face up to him and chuckled and looked over at Millard Fillmore and did not chuckle, and then she walked to the egg and took it gently into her mouth, and brought it to the boy and there was no mark on it, not even a scratch. Uncle Jesse r’ared back and strutted and Mister Cash’s eyes bulged his surprise. “Egg toting!” he exclaimed. “Mouth soft as eiderdown.” He did not spare his praise and stooped and patted Lady and she ran out her tongue at him and chuckled again. “She does pretty good,” Skeeter said modestly. “Your dog do that, Cash?” Uncle Jesse was grinning. “Your dog egg tote?” The storekeeper was taking no chances. “Ain’t no use of wasting eggs. That’s the trouble with you, Jesse. Always wasting things like eggs and such.” “It ain’t wasted. Me and the boy will eat it.” Skeeter sensed an argument coming moved to head it off. “Let’s get going. I wasn’t trying to show off, Mister Cash. Just wanted you know that my dog can egg tote. She won’t bruise birds when real hunting time comes.” He waited for Uncle Jesse to lead the way, as was fitting, and the old man moved out of the yard and the storekeeper was beside him, and Skeeter followed and the two dogs were close to him, that is, Lady was close to him and Millard Fillmore was as close to Lady as she would permit him to be.

To be continued

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Junior High Basketball Action Mark Twain A Team Tigers defeated Monroe City 33-30 on Nov. 9. Aidan Epperson led with 11 points and was 3 for 6 from the line. Grant Peters added 9 points and was 1 for 4 from the line. Devin Neff put up 6 points. Corbin Eckler added 3 points and was 1 for 2 from the line. Conner Grossmann added 2 points. Mark Twain A team Lady Tigers defeated Wellsville 27-25. Mackenzie Lathrom put up 9 points including one 3-pointer. Bri Smashey put up 5 points and was 1 for 6 from the line. Alexis Hummel added 5 points and was 3 for 6 from the line. Alyssa Ferry added 4 points. Amber Ferry added 2 points. Hayli Ogle added 2 points. Mark Twain A team Lady Tigers defeated South Shelby 26-24. Bri Smashey put up 10 points. Mackenzie Lathrom added 10 points and was 2 for 4 from the line. Paige Eddington added 2 points, Alyssa Ferry added 2 points. Amber Ferry added 2 points. Mark Twain B team lost 14-23 to Paris. Casey Williams put up 7 points and was 3 for 5 from the line. Stetson Klise added 3 points and was 2 for 2. Zane Epperson added 2 points. Evan Johnson added 2 points. Mark Twain A Team Lady Tigers defeated Louisiana 49-3. Kenzie lathrom led with 24 points and was 2 for 3 from the line. Bri Smashey added 6 points. Hayli Ogle added 6 points. Alexis Hummel added 4 points. Alyssa Ferry added 4 points. Kayla Lutz added 2 points. Kelsey Lutz added 2 points. Amber Ferry was 1 for 2 from the line for 1 point. Mark Twain B Team Lady Tigers lost 8-10 to Louisiana. Paige Eddington put up 6 points and was 2 form 6 from the line. Kayla Lutz added 2

points. Mark Twain A Team Tigers defeated Community R-6 29-28. Corbin Eckler led with 8 points and was 1 for 2 from the line. Devin Neff added 7 points including one 3-pointer. Grant Peters added 7 points and was 1 for 2 from the line. Aidan Epperson added 4 points. Tucker Bruenger added 2 points. Mark Twain A Team Tigers lost 36-40 to Holy Rosary on Nov. 12. Corbin Eckler led with 11 points including two 3-pointers and was 1 for 2 from the line. Devin Neff added 10 points including two 3-pointers. Grant Peters added 6 points and was 2 for 2 from the line. Jason Murry added 4 points. Aidan Epperson added 4 points. Conner Grossmann added 1 point going 1 for 2 from the line. Mark Twain B Team Lady Tigers lost 8-40 to Bowling Green on Nov. 19. Paige Eddington led with 4 points. Abby Miller added 2 points. Kelsey Lutz added 2 points. Mark Twain B Team Tigers lost to Bowling Green 11-19 on Nov. 19. Cash Caldwell led with 5 points and was 1 for 2 from the line. Zhane Lee added 4 points. Jared Reed added 2 points. Casey Williams added 2 points. Mark Twain A Team Lady Tigers lost 20-44 to Holy Rosary on Nov. 21. Kenzie Lathrom led with 10 points going 2 for 2 from the line. Bri Smashey added 4 points. Hayli Ogle added 3 points and was 1 for 2 from the line. Alexis Hummel added 2 points. Kayla Lutz was 1 for 2 from the line for 1 point/ Mark Twain B Team Tigers lost 20-21 to Holy Rosary on Nov. 21. Casey Williams led with 8 points with one 3-pointer and was 1 for 2 from the line. Evan Johnson added 4 points. Stetson Klise added 4 points. Cash Caldwell added 2 points. Zhane Lee

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Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014

The Ralls County Herald-Enterprise

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OBITUARIES AND CHURCH NEWS Obituaries ✝ Gary Lee Wilson 1954-2013 Gary Lee Wilson, 59, of Santa Fe, passed away at 3:45 p.m., Dec. 20, 2013 at University Hospital, in Columbia. Private family services will be held at a later date. He was born Oct. 22, 1954 in Jacksonville, Ill., the son of Denver and Fontella Alexander Wilson. He first married to Carolyn Schutte. He then later married Ronda Kay Ratliff. Survivors include: his mother, Fontella Wilson of Santa Fe; three sons, Garrett Wilson and Grant (Marsha) Wilson, both of Mexico, and Kyle (April) Wilson of Bowling Green; one daughter, Kayla (Rob) Turner of Vandalia; one brother, Clifford Wilson of Santa Fe; one sister, Linda McAllister of Huntsville; and eight grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, Denver Wilson; and one brother, Lindell Wilson. Mr. Wilson was a lifetime area resident, a graduate of Paris High School, and a self employed carpenter. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. Memorial contributions may be made to Bienhoff Funeral Home, P.O. Box 427, Perry, MO 63461. Online condolences may be made at www.bienhofffuneralhome.com.

NL First Christian Continued from right

The elder’s prayer was offered by Mary Franes Quinlin. Distribution of emblems was followed by the offertory sentence, the receiving of the tithes & offerings & the prayer of dedication by Pastor Tom. Our worship services were cancelled on December 22 due to icy conditions and so today our annual Christmas Program was held under the direction of Rhonda Stout. Rhonda commented that several of the youth as well as some adults who were to participate in the program were not at church, but the program would go on. She read a story to begin the program & recitations were given by the youth in attendance. Recitations were then given by the adult members & followed by special music. Pastor Tom read a short story to end the program. The hymn of invitation “Silent Night” was followed by the benediction. We extend a warm welcome to all our friends & visitors & invite you to join with us as members to be co-laborers as we work and worship together to the honor and glory of God.

The Church at Ariel A Cure for Doubt, 2014 Many of us start the first of the year with high hopes and new resolutions, but it seems that soon wears off and then some doubts start to creep in. Paul comes against such doubt in his letter to the Corinthians 9:8-10. His words strengthen me and I know they will you.

Pastor Tim Sanders

He writes: God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things may have an abundance for every good work. It’s a cure for doubt: God is able to provide all grace --- all sufficiency --- an abundance --- in every good work --toward you.

NL Second Christian

Rev. M. Faye Vaughn

Sunday, Dec. 22, worship service opened with congregational hymns.  Sister Thelma Fugate welcomed everyone and read announcements.  Sister Marilyn Powell led responsive reading Fourth Week Of Advent: Love.  Celebration hymn “Joy To The World” was followed by Elder Paula J. Holliday offering Morning Prayer.  Hymn of thanks “There Is Something About That Name” was followed by scripture, Sister Linda Burton read Matthew 1:18-25.  Elder Holliday read offertory scripture and offered the prayer.  The doxology and communion was served before the Christmas Service presented by the youth and young adults.  Zion, on saxophone, played “O Christmas Tree” and “Silent Night.”  Mariah performed a solo dance to “Little Drummer  Boy.”  Amiion and Messiah performed, playing the drums accompanied by the arrangement of the “Little Drummer Boy.”  Liturgical dancers Mariah and Re’Nayjah along with their director Sister Paula Stevenson performed “A Christmas Prayer.” The youth Zion, Mariah, Messiah, Re’Nayjah, Amiion and Blaze sang “We Wish You A Merry Christmas” which concluded the Christmas Service.  Elder Holliday closed out the morning service  offering prayer. The Second Christian Church  Family  had Christmas Dinner and fellowship at Logue’s Restaurant. “Celebrate the presence of Christ in your life.”

South Fork Presbyterian Pastor John Grimmett The Sunday, Dec. 29 services at South Fork Presbyterian church began with Debbie Carey playing “We Three Kings” on the piano followed by Pastor John Grimmett leading in song to “Joy to the World”, “What Child Is This”, “Doxology”, “As With Gladness Men of Old” and “Angels We Have Heard On High” as he played guitar and led the Responsive Reading. Prayer was for the Grimmetts and Amanda; Margaret Birlew; J D Whelan; Bob and Jean Deason; Clyde Oligschlaeger; Albert Sinclair; the Day-Thornhill family; the Beuter family and praise for a family finding work; for the new 2014 year with all saying the Lord’s Prayer. Debbie sang “Twas in the Moon of Wintertime” a Huron Indian Carol, as she played guitar. The message “What Are You Looking For?” was based on scripture from Matthew 2 as the Wise Men looked for baby Jesus, following a star, they presented Him with gifts. What are we looking for? There are a lot of unhappy people in the world today - Faith - Hope - Love - Joy! Where is it in your life? How do you define these things? God interrupts lives everyday - He is there watching over people. Food, clothing, warm homes those are just ordinary - but not to everyone. God came to help you and me find a friend in Jesus, who can provide for you in everything. The Wise Men found the greatest gift of all, Jesus Christ. Believe in something, finding happiness, hope and love, see what God is doing for you. Max Tilt led the Offertory as Debbie played “Silent Night”. All retired in fellowship to Roth Hall for coffee and donuts. Services are held every Sunday at 9 a.m. and all are welcome to come hear the word of the Lord.

NL First Christian

Pastor Tom Day

Pastor Tom welcomed everyone, gave announcements & upcoming events. He then led responsive call to worship, followed by the Hymn of Praise “It Came Upon the Midnight Clear.” Pastor Tom gave the invocation followed by the Lord’s Prayer in unison. Worship Hymn “We Three Kings”. Prayer concerns Maggie Delaporte, Diane Glascock, Bob Dotson, Sr., Dorothy Tobin, & the family of Deedy Shelley. We also pray for those who were unable to worship with us today & for all of those who will be traveling this next week. Pastor Tom then gave the meditation & words of institution followed by communion hymn “Away in a Manger”. Serving at the Lord’s Table today are Dave Jarman, Jim Quinlin, Carrie Talley & Eunie Whitaker. Continued to left

2013 Obituaries

Jan 3 Mathilda Warkentin Buhrkuhl, 79 William L. (Bill) Harlow, 90 Richard James (Jay) Piper, 87 Jan 10 No paper found Jan 17 Ellen Marie Long Elam. 96 Charles A. (Chuck) Hatton, 47 John F. Reed. Jr., 76 John Harlan Romig, 54 Oval B. (Doc) Swon, 83 Charles E. Tresch, 83 Jan 24 Dorothy M. Bechtold, 93 John L Day, 93 James S. Kinsey, 88 Kevin D. Paxton, 53 Thomas L Welch, Jr., 65 Jan 31 Chester L Edie, 69 Mary Ann Elledge, 67 Russell H Epperson, 90 Norma Lou Creech Graham, 77 George S Huckstep, 83 Anna Marie (Annie Lou) Steinman, 80 Feb 7 Charles Robert Cunningham, 75 Lester Thomas Miles, 97 Frederick Lynn Moore, 75 Feb 14 Frederick Lee Kohl, 73 Lewis Claibourne (Clay) Ragland, 85 Helen Mae Kirtlink Whitaker Stewart, 91 Feb 21 Glen Barr, Sr., 83 Virginia Beavers, 90 Tommy Glascock, 85 Margaret Ann Horn, 79 Howard W Jaynes, 90 Feb 28 Elizabeth A. White, 80 Mar 7 Anita C Lane Altheida, 76 Vernetta M Ehret, 84 Othar Mayfield, Jr. 84 Mar 14 Edmund Walter Lewandowski, 67 Edna Earl Stone, 90 Betty Woodson Vannatta, 65 Mar 21 Joseph Carl Bush, 86 Michael Lawzano, 76 Edmund Walter Lewandowski, 67 Howard Eugene Miller, 63 Debbie S Quick, 58 Mar 28 Mary Katherine Botkins, 74 Marilyn Ann Oppy, 77 Apr 4 Nova Dee Dinning, 89 Connie L Gibbs, 71 Thomas E Martin, 70 Richard E Shuck, 72 Apr 11 James (Jim) W Miller, 52 Gerald Ray (Gabby) Sharp, 65 Apr 18 James A (Jim) Dankler, 83 Dean Holliday, 78 Lillian E Pipe, 90 Mary Ruth Twellmann Shulse, 94 Russell Dean Woodhurst, 60 Apr 25 John W (Red) Bates, 68 Donna L Carpenter Phillip Wayne Conner, 64

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James Michael (Jim) Kessell, 60 James (Jimmy) Wesley Lamberson, 63 Marie Vogt Lewton, 93 Gerald Walter Mahsman, 87 May 2 No obits May 9 Edward Gentry Behrens, 85 Donald Ned Morris, 65 Norma Jean Parks, 77 May 16 James Abram Booth, 83 Billy R Cearley, 83 Aretta Laird, 90 Glenna Lee Tobin, 78 May 23 Bennie P Hendren, 92 Earl (Sleepy) Kline, Jr, 87 John Whaley, 65 May 30 Virginia M Hassell, 80 June 6 No Obits June 13 Makenzie Lee Cragen, infant Ely Benton Joiner, 2 Leona M Lake, 97 Dylan Tylar O’Brien, 22 Jane Keithly Parham, 96 Flyod R Webster, 77 June 20 George Clark Keithly, 88 June 27 Jean Ann Powell, 60 Richard Stephen Powell, 39 July 4 Robert Franklin Ford, 85 Jack Lear Hams, 85 Leslie (Buddy) Phelps, 63 July 11 Michael (Bubba) Steele, 15 Bonnie Jean Johnston, 61 Robert Franklin Ford, 85 Patricia Maxine Inman, 71 July 18 Bob E Yager, 89 July 25 Alan (Woody) Moore, 64 Darrell Eugene Miller, 69 W Floyd Gilliland, 81 Roberta (Bertie) Amy Atkinson, 90

Aug 1 Jack L Higgins, 73 James Edwin (Bubba) Powell, 66 Thomas Edward Haynes, 83 Aug 8 Herbert Lee Stewart, 93 Alice Jean (Lewellen) Guy, 80 Aug 15 Carl E Leake, 91 Aug 22 Stanley E (Stan) Roberts, 61 Mark A Krchelich, 60 Aug 29 Leo Harrison III, 56 Sept 5 Mary I Stewart, 85 Sept 12 No obits Sept 19 No obits Sept 26 Bradley Cole Martin, 53 Krista LeAnn (Yager) Callaghan, 33 Oct 3 Floyd E Hamilton, 88 Oct 10 Ruth M Betz, 85 Ellen L Dorsey, 66 Susan E Ireelan Rickey, 55 Alfred (Al) Berghager, 43 Oct 17 Mark F Large, 63 Oct 24 No Obits Oct 31 Juanita Rose McGee, 94 Robert H. (Bob) Tompkins, 91 Nov 7 No Obits Nov 14 John F Large, 89 Margaret Louise Cull, 86 Delbert Daniel (Buck) Heather, 87 Nov 21 Thomas H Coomes Sr., 89 Nov 28 Robert H (Bob) Summers, 90 Dec. 5 Mildred Ruth Serbin, 86 Ruby Priscilla Long, 66 Dec. 12 Miichael Lynn Leake, 66 Marjorie ‘Fern’ Starr, 86 Gayle Eugene Stuart, 86 Dec. 19 Harry ‘Gene’ Cooper, 83 Dec. 26 No obits

Perry Christian Church

Pastor David Todd

The Perry Christian Church worship hour of December 29 began with the choir singing “Joy to the World”. Pastor Todd gave the Call to Worship and Welcome Ruth Seelow will be honored with a birthday party today at the Paris Library from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. Mae McLaughlin will celebrate her birthday January 4. The Baptist Church Gospel Sing will be January 11, 7:00pm. “Go Tell It On the Mountain” was the hymn of praise. Clyde Oligschlaeger thanked everyone for prayers and Cheryl introduced their guests, her grandson and wife. “Child in the Manger” was sung before the Morning Prayer and Concerns Mentioned were Jack Jaspering, Jim Day, Zabette Elam, Lois Friday, Judy Itschner, Darlene Kuntz, David Evans, Del Moss, Wanda Shoemate and the Broyles’ granddaughter scheduled for surgery January 7. Choir response was “Gloria in Excelsis Deo”. “Infant Holy, Infant Lowly” was sung after the invitation to share the Lord’s Supper. Elders offering prayers were Jill Lewellen and Greg Harrison. The special music was presented by Tristan Johnson as he sang “Away in a Manger. Jeannie Gay related to the children how the angels told Joseph to go take his family to Egypt and how the angels are also watching over them . Matthew 2:13-23 was read by Chris Johnson for pastor’s sermon “Out of Egypt Come the Messiah”. Remember the Christmas pasts in preparing for 2014. Be open to who God is. What God brings into your life is up to your reception of Him. “The Comforter Has Come” was the invitation hymn. After the benediction we closed singing “Away in a Manger”.

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6A Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014

The Ralls County Herald-Enterprise

RALLS COUNTY FARM/RECORDS Birth Records

A son, Samuel Lelsie Freels, was born on Dec. 16, 2013 at 2:49 p.m.  He weighed 7 lbs 6 ounces and was 18.5 inches long.  The proud parents are Sarah and Mark Freels of Monroe City. A daughter, Annalea Jean Bruce, was born on Dec. 16, 2013 at 1:41 p.m.  She weighed 6 lbs 7 ozs and was 18 inches long.  The proud parents are Melissa and Daniel Bruce of Hannibal. A son, Grayson Bo Eugene Sherwood, was born Dec. 17, 2013 at  03:36 p.m.  He weighed 7 lbs 14 ozs and was 19.5 inches long.  The proud parents are April Penn and Lance Sherwood of Ewing, Ill. A girl, Kaydence Faye Marie Davis, was born Dec. 18, 2013 at 05:58 pm.  She weighed 8 lbs 1 ounce and was 19 ½ inches long.  The proud parents are Hailey Porter and Chris Davis of New London.

A boy, Rogan Lane David, was born Dec. 18, 2013 at 01:10 p.m.  He weighed 7 lbs 1 ounce and was 19 inches long.  The proud parents are Heather and Clinton David of Hannibal. A daughter, Isabell Mae Straube, was born Dec. 20, 2013 at 02:14 a.m. She weighed 8 lbs and was 20 ½ inches long.  The proud parents are Laura and Christopher Straube of Vandalia. A boy, Matthew Cory Frey, was born Dec. 2, 2013 at 12:37 a.m.  He weighed 7 lbs 3 ozs and was 20 inches long.  The proud parents are Jennifer Sanders and Phillip Frey of Vandalia. A daughter, Eleanor Brielle Miller, was born Dec. 23, 2013 at 11:54 a.m. She weighed 8 lbs 12 ozs and was 20 inches long.   The proud parents are Katie and Daniel Miller of Hannibal.

Harvest Down At End of Firearms Deer Season Numbers were down for each of the 15 counties in Northeast Missouri at the end of the Firearms season. Ralls County had a total of 1319 down 292 from 2012; Adair County had a total of 1964 down 551 from 2012; Clark County had a total of 1577 down 428 from 2012; Knox County had a total of 1578 down 575 from 2012; Lewis County had a total of 1461 down 314 from 2012; Macon County had a total of 2498 down 721 from 2012; Marion County had a total of 1243 down 273 from 2012; Monroe County had a total of 1538 down 508 from 2012; Pike County had a total of 2179 down 598 from 2012; Putnam County had a total of 1553 down 506 from 2012; Ran-

dolph County had a total of 1409 down 344 from 2012; Schuyler County had a total of 1006 down 379 from 2012; Scotland County had a total of 1611 down 565 from 2012; Shelby County had a total of 1404 down 457 from 2012; and Sullivan County had a total of 1790 down 631 from 2012. The grand total for Northeast Missouri was 24,130, down 7142 from 2012. Ralls County had a total of 139 anterless deer harvested at the end of the firearms season. Statewide high counties were Texas with 3309; Howell with 3292 and Oregon with 3227. The 2013 statewide total was 157,273 down 47,395 from 2012.

January OATS Schedule in Ralls County OATS transportation is available to anyone regardless of age, income, disability, race, gender, religion, or national origin.   There will be NO SERVICE Jan. 20 (Martin Luther King Day) From Ralls County Hannibal Thursdays Mexico (Arrive 10:30 a.m.- Depart 2:30 p.m.) Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays County Committee Meeting: Jan. 6, Perry VFW Nutrition Site, 10:00 a.m. ***All OATS meetings are open to the public! From Ralls to St Louis on the WEEKLY EXPRESS 1st, 2nd & 4th Wednesdays: Service along Hwys 24, 61 and 40/61 from Palmyra to Hannibal to New London to Bowling Green to Troy to St. Louis. The bus will deviate five miles off of Hwys 24, 61 and 40/61 to pick riders up. If you live beyond the five miles you will meet the bus at a pick up point. 3rd & 5th Wednesdays: Service along Hwys 24, 61

and I70 from Palmyra to Hannibal to New London to Bowling Green to Troy to St. Louis. The bus will deviate five miles off of Hwys 24, 61 and I70 to pick riders up. If you live beyond the five miles you will meet the bus at a pick up point. To Schedule a ride for the above routes, call 800654-6287 “Anyone can ride! OATS, Inc. Is not just for seniors, but for Rural Missourians regardless of age or income that are in need of transportation. Individuals, organizations, groups, or agencies may contract with OATS for transportation services. Special Agreements may extend for as little as one hour or for one year with an option for renewal. If you or your group need transportation services beyond what is scheduled in the county, OATS might be able to accommodate you. For schedules or more information call your regional office at 1-800-654-6287, or visit our website at www.oatstransit.org.”

Ralls County Land Transfers Land Transfers Robert E. Steen II, Denise Steen and John M Mayfield to Robert E Steen II and Denise Steen; 36 55N 7W W2NE4 Robert E Steen II, Denise Steen and John M Mayfield to John M Mayfield; 36 55N 7W W2NE4 Hearts Treasure LLC to William Shoemyer and Robert Seymour; Lt 2 Block 9 City of Perry, Lot 3 Block 9 City of Perry, Lot 6 Block 9 City of Perry Wilma E Garon Howald to Bruce D Howald; 02 55N 6W NE4 Connie K Utterback, Sharon K Utterback AKA Sue Utterback, Larry Shubert to Industrial Valley Properties Inc; 01 56N 5W Linda Condon to Bradley A Keil and Lisa J Keil; 18 53N 5W, 13 53N 7W NE4 Willim C Hogue and Dolores A Hogue TO Robert J Poage and Larita E Poage; Lot 1 Block 12 City of Center, Lot F Block 12 City of Center, Lot E Block 11 City of Center, Block 12 City of Center Barbara Hoelscher, John A Howlscher, Carolyn Kiki Osterman, Da-

vid W Osterman, Judith Derks and Clif Derks to William A Donelson; Lot 1 11 56N 5W E2SE4 William Donelson to Wright LLC; 11 56N 5W E2SE4 CTPI LLC to Jerry L Motley and Carla A Motley; 11 56N 5W NW4SW4 CTPI LLC to McKay and Craigmiles Farms; Tract 1 11 56N 5W NE4SW4, Tract II 11 56N 5W SW4 Donald Lee Boling and Jean Boling to Luke Jaydon Martin; Lot 2 11 56N 5W E2SE4, Lot 3 11 56N 5W E2SE4 Donald L Boling member, Barbara I Hoelscher, attorney in fact, Kristin Boling, member, CTPI LLA to Charles T Marx, trustee Charles T Marx Trust, Kathie J Marx trustee Kathie J Marx Trust; 11 56N 5W SE4SE4 CPTI LLC to Wright LLC 11 56N 5W N2SE4 CYPI LLC to Mark Twain Distributing, Inc.; 11 56N 5W S2SE4 Ruth A Bibb, Mark Bibb, Patricia A Rudd, Jim Rudd, Anna J Wynn, Thomas A Wynn to Aubrey Thompson; 24 55N 7W W2NW4

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Alix Carpenter, Agronomy Specialist University of Missouri Extension While soil pH is an excellent indicator of soil acidity, it does not determine lime requirement to neutralize that acidity. Measuring soil pH only measures the active acidity in the soil water. What also needs to be considered when developing a lime requirement is potential acidity, a function of soil clay and organic matter. Four factors have a major impact on successful neutralization of soil acidity by lime: rate of lime applied, lime purity (relative to 100% calcium carbonate - the lime’s CCE [calcium carbonate equivalent]), fineness, and amount of incorporation into the soil. When soil tests are performed, labs make lime recommendations based upon both the pH of the soil (the soil’s active acidity), and a measure of the soil’s structure or buffering capacity. The buffering capacity of a soil is often expressed as the soil’s resistance to pH change. Buffering capacity increases as do clay and organic matter levels. Sandy soils are weakly buffered, requiring less lime to change the soil pH. The reaction rate and degree of reactivity of

lime increase as the liming material’s particle size decreases. Three to four years after application, ag lime particles larger than 10- to 15-mesh will have dissolved little, while the majority of lime particles in the 50- to 60-mesh size will have dissolved. The larger particles will have little effect on soil acidity (and pH), while the smaller particles will have rapidly neutralized soil acidity. Agricultural liming materials contain both coarse and fine materials. Soil test results and recommendations generated by the University of Missouri Soil & Plant Testing Lab report lime recommendations in terms of ENM (effective neutralizing material). The ENM value of a liming agent takes into account both the CCE and fineness of the lime. Data on the purity and fineness of a particular lime material are printed semiannually in the Missouri Agricultural Liming Materials Report, a copy of which is available for review at local extension offices, or online at http://aes.missouri. edu/pfcs/aglime. These data are also available from individual quarries.

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New Audio Books now available include: Take Down Twenty by Janet Evanovich White Fire by Preston & Child Sinister by Lisa Jackson New Adult Books now available include: Mirage by Clive Cussler Poseidon’s Arrow by Clive Cussler King and Maxwell by David Baldacci New Juvenile Books now available include: Kylie Jean Summer Camp Queen by Marcie Peschke Spelling Queen by Marcie Peschke Football Queen by Marcie Peschke Hoop Queen by Marcie Peschke Party Queen by Marcie Peschke

Book Review

W Is byfor Wasted Sue Grafton “After three decades, Grafton’s iconic detective remains a quirky delight. Kinsey is sure to keep up the good fight through W, X, Y and Z---taking punches for the little guys and keeping the bad ones at bad.” People Two dead men changed the entire course of my life that fall. One of them I knew and the other I’d never laid eyes on until I saw him in the morgue. The first was a local PI of suspect reputation. He’d been gunned down near the beach at Santa Theresa. It looked like a robbery gone bad. The other was found on the beach six weeks later, He’d been sleeping rough. Probably homeless. No identification. A slip of paper with Kinsey Millhone’s name and number was in his pants pocket. The coroner asked her to come down to the morgue to see if she could ID him. Two seemingly unrelated deaths, one a murder, the other apparently from natural causes. But as Kinsey digs deeper into the mystery of the John Doe, some very strange links begin to emerge. Before long, at least one problem is solved when Kinsey literally finds the key to the John Doe’s identity. “And just like that,” she says, “the lid to Pandora’s box flew open. It would take me another day before I understood how many imps had been freed, but for the moment, I was inordinately pleased with myself.” In this multilayered tale, the surfaces seem clearcut, but beneath them a fault line of betrayals, misunderstandings, age-old resentments, unnerving complications, and outright murderous fraud. And Kinsey, through no fault of her own, finds herself thoroughly compromised. W s for worthless…for wretched…for wronged. W is for Wasted. “{Grafton’s} Millhone novels are among the five or six best series any American has ever written.” Patrick Anderson “Makes me wish there were more than twentysix letters at her disposal.” Maureen Corrigan Sue Grafton lives in Montecito, California, and Louisville, Kentucky. Her many honors include the Grand Master Award of the Mystery Writers of America and the Cartier Diamond Dagger award from the British Crime Writer’s Association, as well as three Anthonys and a Lifetime Achievement Award from Bouchercon.

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Perry Police Department On Dec. 13 at 2:07 p.m. an officer received a report of a possible telephone scam. On Dec. 13 at 11:23 p.m. an officer assisted a motorist. The motorist’s vehicle was stuck in the snow. The officer was able to get the vehicle unstuck. On Dec. 17 at 10:08 a.m. an officer responded to a check well-being call. On Dec. 18 an officer served an arrest warrant.

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The officer was able to make contact and apprehend the subject of the warrant at approximately 4:50 p.m. The officer was assisted by the Ralls County Sheriff ’s Office. On Dec. 18 at 5:15 p.m. an officer stopped a vehicle for speeding. The driver of the vehicle was issued a citation for exceeding the posted speed limit.

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CLASSIFIED ADS/LEGALS No Hunting or Trespassing listings run one year for $20 paid in advance to: Ralls County Herald-Enterprise P.O. Box 426 New London, MO 63459

NO Hunting or Trespassing Notice is hereby given that hunting, fishing or trespassing of any kind either day or night on land owned or farmed by the undersigned is strictly forbidden. Any and all violator are subject to prosecution: James (Terry) See: 12/13 Leon C. Fessenden, Center: 7/14 Pete Harris Farms (John L. & Ruthie Day: 9/14 Trower Bros. Farm: 12/13 John & Peggy Hemeyer Farm: 7/14 Sandra Evans Farm: 9/19/14

WANTED WANTED: Muskrats to trap. Call (573) 4062680........................50-4t

SERVICES DRY DOCK: Winter Hours Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 4:30 - 9 p.m. For questions call (573) 560-0084. .................................40-tfn

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

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NOTICE OF LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION GRANTED

(Supervised Administration) To All Persons Interested in the Estate of DONALD WAYNE BROWNELL, Decedent: On December 10,2013 , the following individual was appointed the personal representative of the estate of DONALD WAYNE BROWNELL, decedent, by the Probate Division of the Circuit Court of Ralls County, Missouri. The personal representative’s business address and phone number is: PAULA EVANS, RALLS CO PUBLIC ADMINISTRATOR, P.O. BOX 87, CENTER MO 63436, 573-822- 8698. 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 sixmonth 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: November 9, 2012 Date of first publication: December 19, 2013 Gina Jameson, Circuit Clerk Karen A. Huff, Deputy 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: December 19, 26, 2013, January 2 and 9, 2014 IN THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COURT RALLS COUNTY, MISSOURI Judge or Division: DAVID C MOBLEY Case Number:

Perry First Baptist Church

Int. Pastor Willis Jones

Lorie Leake served breakfast at 9 a.m. with prayer of thanks. Sunday school commenced at 9:20 a.m. with Brian Merada leading on “Stay Open and Obedient. Church services started at 10:19 a.m. with Brian Meranda giving the announcements and prayer. Carol Billett and Jenny Johnson led music, “Infant Holy, Infant Lowly” and “Angels We Have Heard on High.” Interim Pastor Willis Jones and congregation led in prayer for the lost. Music continued with “Hosanna” and the offertory hymn, “Good Christian Men, Rejoce.” Servers were Dwayne Goss and Scott Murray. Interim Pastor Willis Jones gave the message. Genesis 1:26-27, God created us in his own image. Spend more time reading the Bible, with God and loving one another as God. Get right with the Lord. Philippians 4:11, be content with what God has given you. The Lord has blesses us with the free gift of salvation. God has wonderful plans for us in 2014. Genesis 17:17, Abraham and Sarah were to have a baby at 100 years old. God blessed them through their obedience and faithfulness to God. Philippians 4:13, I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. Proverbs 3:56, trust in the Lord, he shall direct thy paths. Joshua 1:8, meditate and pray more. Ask God for clarification of the word. Show more love. Matthew 22:37-38, Thou shalt love thy Lord with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind. Direct your resolution to keep your eyes upon Jesus. The service ended with a prayer of thanks, the closing hymn of invitation, “Just as I Am” and the closing prayer given by Brent Johnson. Gospel Sing is scheduled for Jan. 11, at 7 p.m. weather permitting. For more information call Ronnie Rouse at 573-565-3521. Bring your talents.

13RL-PR00064 In the Estate of RICHARD D. HESS, Deceased.

NOTICE OF LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION GRANTED

(Independent Administration) To All Persons Interested in the Estate of RICHARD D. HESS, Decedent: On December 17, 2013, the last will of the decedent having been admitted to probate, the following individual was appointed the personal representative of the estate of RICHARD D. HESS, decedent, by the Probate Division of the Circuit Court of Ralls 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: NANCY A. HESS, 46300 RENSSELAER LANE, HANNIBAL, MO 63401, 573-735-4494 The personal representative’s attorney’s name, business address and phone number is: DONALD M. BASTIAN, ATTORNEY AT LAW, 306 CENTER ST., P.O. BOX 1316, HANNIBAL, MO 63401, 573221-7099 All creditors of said decedent are notified to file claims in court within six

Training provided Jan. 6 and 7, 2014. On-site supervision provided simple tax returns only. Contact: United Way of the Mark Twain Area (573) 221-2761

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LEGAL IN THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COURT RALLS COUNTY, MISSOURI Judge or Division: DAVID C MOBLEY Case Number: 13RL-PR00010-01 In the Estate of DONALD WAYNE BROWNELL, Deceased.

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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 sixmonth 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: November 20, 2013 Date of first publication: December 26, 2013 Gina Jameson, Circuit Clerk Karen A. Huff, Deputy 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: December 26, 2013, January 2, 9 and 16, 2014

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HELP WANTED 4-H Youth Education Assistant full-time position to assist in the planning, management and support of the University of Missouri Extension Youth Development program (4-H) in Ralls County. Requires occasional evening/weekend hours. Application packets available at University of Missouri Extension Office, 311 S Main Street, Courthouse, New London, Mo.; 573-985-3911. Applications accepted until 3:30 p.m. on January 17, 2014. University of Missouri Extension provides equal opportunity to all participants in extension programs and activities, and for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without discrimination on the basis of their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or status as a protected veteran.

PUBLIC NOTICE BUDGET NOTICE In accordance with the Missouri revised statutes Chapter 50 and whereas the Ralls County Commission is advised that a public notice for the County Commission to begin preparation for the budget for the year 2014, on January 2, 2014, at the Office of the County Commission. (Seal) Signed: Ernest E. Duckworth, Ralls County Clerk

Missouri Guard reflects on challenging but successful 2013

By Maj. Gen. Steve Danner, Adjutant General, Missouri National Guard

The year 2013 tested the resilience of the Missouri National Guard in ways we have not seen before, but thanks to the professionalism of our force and the support of our communities and civilian leadership, we are going into 2014 as an even stronger organization. This year, our Guardsmen continued to meet their dual mission deploying overseas to support federal war efforts and mobilizing stateside to assist civil authorities in times of natural disasters. Our formation also found itself dealing with economic challenges that we had never faced before. In all three cases, your Missouri National Guard performed excellently, sacrificing nobly to meet their mission. More than 1,500 Missouri National Guard Soldiers and Airmen were deployed around the world in 2013. These Guardsmen put their Families and civilian careers on hold to do their duty, and by all accounts have done our nation proud. At home, Gov. Jay Nixon, our commanderin-chief, mobilized the Guard for two state emergency missions. In spring

and summer, our modern Missouri minutemen mobilized to help communities in eastern and central Missouri combat flooding. As a testament to the professionalism of our force, the Colorado National Guard requested assistance from a Missouri National Guard team as they fought record flooding in late summer. We also faced the challenges brought on by sequestration and the government shutdown. Our dual status technicians were the only uniformed military personnel to face furloughs as a result of sequestration and the shutdown, but worked diligently to ensure our readiness was not diminished. Indeed, today the Missouri National Guard is in an outstanding position to face future challenges. Our strength and readiness is at record levels. Going into December, our Air National Guard was at 103 percent strength, and the Army National Guard was at 107. Our personnel readiness has never been higher, and our force is the most seasoned and experienced in our history. That is why our

nation continues to call on the Missouri Guard to serve around the globe in Afghanistan, Kuwait and Kosovo. Missouri also hit another strength benchmark when the 131st Bomb Wing passed its Initial Nuclear Surety Inspection in August. Our Missouri Airmen, working with their active duty counterparts in the 509th Bomb Wing, are now responsible for our nation’s most visible, powerful deterrent. As those Guardsmen and their Families continue to sacrifice for our nation, the great state of Missouri, under Gov. Nixon’s leadership, continues to support our Veterans. Gov. Nixon’s Show Me Heroes program has

helped more than 5,000 Veterans find jobs. The Show Me Heroes program and the outstanding tireless support our commander-in-chief have made the Missouri National Guard an example for our nation. As we look forward to 2014, we will not rest on our laurels. We will continue to push ourselves to be better. We have an ambitious training schedule for the year, and our Soldiers and Airmen will continue to deploy around the world and stand ready at home. Finally, on behalf of our 11,500 Soldiers and Airmen, I want to wish you Happy Holidays and thank you for your support. God bless you, and God bless America.

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Friends and Neighbors Enjoy The Spirit of Christmas

TOP - Dessert is enjoyed by some of the younger residents who participated in the Christmas dinner at the Dec. 23 Spirit of Christmas event held at the Mark Twain High School cafeteria. From left are Rosie Arnold, Ian Joiner, Maggi Arnold, Gracie Arnold, Bobby Higgins and Lincoln Talbott. ABOVE, LEFT - One of the Spirit of Christmas organizers, Ralls County Coroner Denise Goodwin listens to Kim Meyer at the Dec. 23 Christmas is Caring event held at the Mark Twain High School cafeteria. ABOVE, RIGHT - Alyvia Paxton and Cohen Richards enjoy a cupcake and a piece of cherry pie after eating the traditional Christmas dinner at the Dec. 23 Spirit of Christmas event held at the Mark Twain High School cafeteria. BELOW - A child’s mitten is stuck to the frozen grass next to the door to the Mark Twain H.S. cafeteria. BOTTOM - Ralls County Deputy Rich Adair, his wife Debbie and their daughter, Deanna, enjoy a traditional Christmas dinner at the Dec. 23 Spirit of Christmas event held at the Mark Twain High School cafeteria.

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