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“The County Paper” - An Area Tradition Since 1865 - Ralls County, Missouri USPS 454-720 Vol. 148, No.31 • New London, Missouri 63459 • 8 Pages • 1 Section • 50 Cents

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Barnet Family Ameren laying wire and new To Perform The Southern Gospel Group, the Barent Family, of Stanton, Tenn., will be ministering in song at the Salt River Christian Church, on Saturday, Aug. 3, at 7 p.m., and Sunday, Aug. 4, at 9:30 a.m. Directions to the church - go four (4) miles east of New London on Route V., turn left onto Route T and go another quarter mile and the church is on your right. According to their website - In 1970, in the small West Tennessee town of Stanton, sat a young couple who together committed their lives to serving God as Linda sang a song to Royce that he had never heard before, “JESUS USE ME”. Royce told her, “That is my prayer,” and it forever changed their lives. Come and be Blessed!


St. Paul Historic Catholic Church will hold its annual Ice Cream Social on Sunday, Aug. 4, beginning at 4 p.m., at St. Paul in rural Center. Homemade ice cream and cake as well as sandwiches will be available. Tickets are also on sale.


Ralls County elected officials will hold a Meet and Greet from 5:30-7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 1, at the Hydesburg Methodist Church.


The Salt River Master Gardeners will meet at 7 p.m., on Tuesday, Aug. 6, (NOTE different location) at the North Street Station next to the Tom and Huck statue in downtown Hannibal. Bernie Andrew will present a program on “Beekeeping.” Everyone is invited to attend. The Salt River Master Gardeners are a group of Missouri Master Gardeners from Marion, Ralls, Monroe, Pike, and Lewis counties. For information contact Cecelia Obert, President 573-8225481 or Alix Carpenter, Agronomy Specialist, University of Missouri Extension, Marion County 573769-2177.


The Ralls County Herald Enterprise will feature their annual ‘Back To School’ issue next week. Look for school updates and information.

Inside This Issue... City/County Directory................... Page 2A Commentaries ................................ Page 2A Letter to the Editor ......................... Page 2A “View From The Past” .................... Page 3A Extension News. ............................. Page 3A Ralls County Library News ........... Page 4A Classifieds/Legals....................Pages 6A, 7A Kylie Smith graduates .................... Page 8A


Jack L. Higgins Age 73 James Edwin “Bubba” Powell Age 66 Thomas Edward Hayes Age 83

poles throughout Ralls County A crew of Ameren technicians has been working along Highway 19 installing new composite poles and running new lines. The work began at Homestead Road just past Mark Twain High School in Center and will continue on to the outskirts of New London. Kent Martin, a spokesperson for Ameren said that the work being done was maintenance. “We’re upgrading the system to make it more reliable, basically reinforcing and enhancing the reliability of our system in this area,” he added. AmerenUE is on track with the implementation of their overall circuit inspection program, which includes a visual inspection of all facilities once every four years and a complete strength assessment of all poles once every 12 years By some estimates there are more than 150 million U.S. utility poles carrying hundreds of millions of miles of electrified lines. For utilities, maintenance, replacement and installations of new lines and poles offer many challenges that cannot always be solved using existing methods, architecture or equipment. Often, successfully overcoming these obstacles requires new thinking and a willingness to consider nontraditional options. An example is utilities’ desire for a simple, effective system to install utility poles in remote, wilderness, back-lot and hard-toreach areas where access to resources can be difficult. From Traditional to Composite Ameren is known as an early adopter of many utility engineering techniques and practices. It was one of the first major investor-owned utilities to use Duratel composites for solutions including guyless installations, replacing woodpecker-damaged poles, remote locations and many others. While composite poles have a higher up-

A crew of Ameren technicians has been working along Highway 19 installing new composite poles and running new lines. Photos by Carolyn Trower, RCHE

front cost, the longer lifespan, decreased freight and quicker installation contribute to an overall, total lower pole ownership cost for the lifespan. “From a design perspective, you see this all the time,” said Matt Jolani, standards distribution engineer for Ameren Services in St. Louis. “We need to run power through a forest or next to a river, and the process of getting equipment to these areas is both costly and time consuming.

We also face issues with easements or right-of-way where traditional wood poles will simply not fit.” One-piece composite utility poles offer strength and durability in a lightweight, low- or no-maintenance package.

Sales Tax Holiday set for this weekend Local residents can save money on Back To School supplies during the annual state sales tax holiday. However, it is not a holiday everywhere. Counties and cities can ‘opt out’ of participating by submitting a letter to the Missouri Department of Revenue. (See list of participating local city and county entities after the article) Missouri’s annual sales tax holiday begins tomorrow, Friday, Aug. 2 and runs through Sunday, Aug. 4. During this time, the state sales tax will not be assessed on certain purchases, including school supplies, personal computers and some clothing. Local governments can also participate in the holiday and increase the savings for shoppers during the holiday. “The annual sales tax holiday is a perfect opportunity to get some or all of your back-to-school shopping under way and save some money,” said John Mollenkamp, acting director of the Missouri Department of Revenue. “When local governments participate in the holiday, the savings can add up to as much as 8 or 9 percent.” The state sales tax will not be charged on the following items during the holiday: Clothing that does not have a value of more than $100. Eligible clothing includes standard items of apparel worn on or about the body, and includes footwear. It also includes material to make school uniforms or other school clothing. It does not include accessories such as watches, jewelry, handbags, handkerchiefs, umbrellas, scarves, ties, headbands and belt buckles. School supplies, not exceeding $50 per purchase, which are used in a standard classroom for educational purposes. School supplies include textbooks, notebooks, paper, pens, pencils, crayons, art supplies, rulers, book bags, backpacks, handheld calculators, chalk, maps and globes. School supplies do not include CD players, headphones, sporting equipment, portable telephones, copiers or other office equipment.

Personal computers that don’t cost more than $3,500 and computer peripheral devices that don’t exceed $3,500. A personal computer can be a laptop, desktop or tower computer system which consists of a central processing unit, random access memory, a storage drive, display monitor, keyboard and other related devices. Peripheral devices include items such as a disk drive, memory module, CD drive, microphone, modem, motherboard, mouse, speakers, printer, scanner, sound card or video card. Computer software is considered a school supply and is free from sales tax if its value is less than $350. The sales tax exemption is commonly referred to as the Back-to-School Sales Tax holiday because it occurs near the

beginning of the traditional school year for most students. Any person -- including those who live outside of the state of Missouri – who makes a qualified purchase, may participate in the holiday. An individual does not have to be a student or be purchasing for a student to participate. Local counties that will not participate in the 2013 sales tax holiday include Audrain, Boone, Pike and Shelby. County sales tax in these locations will still be collected on the sale of qualifying holiday items. Local cities that will not participate in the 2013 sales tax holiday include Columbia and Paris. City sales tax in these locations will still be collected on the sale of qualifying holiday items.

Clerkship ends for Justin Edge On Friday, July 26, Justin Edge completed a summer legal clerkship with Judge Rachel Bringer Shepherd, Presiding Judge of the Tenth Judicial Circuit. Justin is a graduate of Hannibal High School and is the son of Darrell and Elaine Edge, of Hannibal. Justin recently completed his first year of law school at Indiana University, in Bloomington, Ind. During his clerkship, Justin worked full-time and researched legal issues and court statistics, wrote legal memoranda, and attended various court proceedings. “Justin is an outstanding law clerk, and I am very grateful for his work ethic and willingness to serve in the Tenth Circuit,” said Judge Shep-

Clerk Justin Edge, left, with 10th Circuit Judge Rachel Bringer Shepherd. SUBMITTED PHOTO

herd. Justin will be returning to Indiana University where he is pursuing his

Masters degree in Public Affairs as well as his law degree.

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I’ve had the same conversation with at least twenty people over the 911 “scandal”. They wonder who is on the board, when were they elected, who ran against them and how long have they been on there. When I give them the list and tell them that probably only one board member’s name has ever been on the ballot, they get kind of indignant and act like it’s just wrong that the public never voted these people onto the board. It’s the same whenever something gets stirred up with the school district. Right now, seven people with Center addresses are on the school board. That upsets people with New London and Perry addresses, but it’s not the people from Center’s fault that they were the only ones interested enough to file for the open seats. Where is the interest in local politics? I believe there are more people interested in matters than it would appear. The “good ole boy” system keeps most of them tucked away at home, because we grow up in Ralls County believing that if we “buck the system” bad things will happen to us – well maybe not that –but good things won’t come as easily as if we just keep our mouths shut and let those who want the power hold onto it. I’ve written about that before. I don’t think people realize that if they get involved, things change. It’s not hard to file for office. Make sure your taxes are paid, pay a small fee and if you think you’re going to spend very much money, fill out some paperwork. Most times, no one runs against you, so you’re not going to spend much money and there isn’t a lot of work. Depending on what office or board you filed for, your name may not go on the ballot if no one else files. I hope that changes too. Maybe the next time there are seats open on the 911 or school board, the public will have five or six candidates to choose from. And I hope that each of these candidates has what they believe are good ideas for the public to consider when they vote for them. It is hard to complain about things when you don’t involve yourself. I have always been a big believer that if you don’t vote you have no right to complain about the state of things. In the time since I was old enough to vote, I have missed 2 elections. I was in the hospital having my second child the first time I didn’t vote and the second time was a February election and by the time I remembered I needed to go vote, the polls had already closed. I think there was one issue on the ballot. You can make a difference without running for public office or holding a seat on a local board. I try to make a difference by writing this column every week. I also make it a point to answer questions whenever someone asks them. If I’m not sure of the answer, I check my trusty Android “Merlin” or I try to point whoever asked the question towards someone else who may have the answer for them. There are a lot of different ways to get involved. I think about a lot of men and women I know who contributed without ever putting their name on a ballot. Where we would be if a group of fed up citizens didn’t have a Tea Party or write the Declaration of Independence? If it matters to you, get involved, even the smallest contributions make a difference. You may not win, but if you made people think about what matters to them, then you’ve accomplished something. u

See McMillen on page 4A

From The Editor

by Editor Carolyn Trower

It’s been a lazy week full of summer activities; finishing the reading logs for the library’s summer reading program, swimming in the pool or at the Landing, playing tag and hide-n-go-seek in the late July twilight, and of course, Vacation Bible School. A community’s most precious resource is its youth. We are so fortunate to live in an area where our children thrive with summer baseball, 4-H clubs, engaged parents and strong church ties. All this makes summer a special time for our children, a time that nurtures the adults they will one day become. Adults who will continue our county’s traditions with their own families.

Dear Editor, At this time we, the laid off employees of Ralls County 911 would like to take this opportunity to address the citizens of Ralls County. On June 17, our director Laurie Means, submitted her letter of resignation without any notice to the board members or ourselves. On July 15, it was decided that our center would be closed indefinitely and we were laid off. The next Ralls County 911 board meeting is August 13 at 8 p.m. at Mark Twain High School in the multi-purpose room. We would ask that everyone who has any interest at all in what happens with emergency dispatching in Ralls County attend. There are a few things we would like to share with the citizens of Ralls County. We have been employees of 911 anywhere from a few months up to fifteen years. First and foremost, we are dedicated to the safety of the citizens of Ralls County. We would be very happy to take any classes necessary in order to get our certifications and training up-to-date so that we can bring service back to Ralls County. Even though full time employees were given one week severance pay, no parttime employees were given any kind of severance benefits. Some of those part-

time employees had given almost 16 years of service and were shown no appreciation by the board. Please show up and support these employees that have given so many years and were shown no appreciation from the board. Almost all of us reside in or have family that live within the county. We care about the safety of the citizens of Ralls County and are willing to do whatever we can in order to bring confidence back to our dispatch center. We weren’t aware of a lot of issues that these emergency entities had with dispatchers or our abilities. If we were aware of issues, we had been given very little notice before the June meeting. We appreciate any opportunity afforded to us in order to earn the trust of emergency responders back. At this time, we are asking all the citizens of Ralls County that care about where their tax-payer money goes, that care about keeping 911 dispatchers inside Ralls County to come to the meeting in August and show support for Ralls County 911. Even if you don’t believe in our capabilities but would like to see 911 stay here in Ralls County, come to the meeting and voice your opinion. Yes, we care about our jobs. But our job description includes the three C’s: u

See Letter to Editor on page 5A

Perry Chamber to host 7th Annual Perry Cruise Night, Aug. 17 The Perry Area Chamber of Commerce will host their 7th Annual Perry Cruise Night on Saturday night, Aug. 17. The annual event will be held at the Bill Trower Memorial Park on Main Street. Those showing cars, trucks and motorcycles are encouraged to have their vehi-

cles in place at the park between 3:45 pm and 4:45 pm. Parking will be available on grass. Vehicles will be on display from 5 pm till 7 pm. There are no entry fees, classes or awards. Food and drinks will be available on grounds. There will also be a 50/50 raffle, drawings and mu-

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sic. Over 130 vehicles displayed in 2012. A cruise will take place at 7 pm to Ray Behren’s Campground at Mark Twain Lake. In case of inclement weather or for more information, visit www.perrymissouri. com or call Dustin Wasson at 573-565-2138

It’s Everywhere It’s Everywhere

Profiling. No, this is not a new TV reality show/sitcom where secretaries (excuse me, administrative assistants) compete in the speedy archiving of items of significance. Profiling, it seems, (in addition to being the outline of a silhouette that was not “filled in”) is…3. A short, vivid biographical and character sketch. Profiling has the potential to be useful and protective: “That sidewalk looks icy. Let’s go around.” “That dog looks mean.” “Whatever that is in the back of the fridge smells inedible.” “This caller is asking questions I don’t think I should answer.” Nothing confirmed, but nudging us toward the path of caution. An interesting quote from the TV show CSI, “There is a movement off to the side. It could be a hyena. We are the ones descended from the ones who ran.” As with basically all impulses to achieve security, or the perception of it, (There goes that durn participle thing again. I hate it when it does that.) profiling quite often extends itself beyond the scope of alerting us to danger. In truth, there is little in our lives today that does not involve profiling. Unless you still receive your television signal from some archaic antennae, the cable or dish provider records everything your set displays, which is then marketed (along with the profile of your age, demographics, and other distinguishing characteristics from your credit app) to the advertising industry to enable them to decide which ads to run during which shows. Pretty much the same with “smart phones” and internet; which ads do you attach to which browser? It’s not “stalking,” it’s just business. Why do professional pitchers keep notebooks on competing hitters and vice versa? Quarterbacks and safeties and rushing and offensive linemen? One of the more amusing tales of profiling actually happened to me and a friend. Passing through a small town one night, a big ole, ice cold sodywaller was at the top of our list. The soda machine at the gas station was dark and warm to the touch. Down the street was a “Teen Center” = cold soda! Not so fast. The matron at the door put the ole “chicken eye” on us and as we were both old enough to grow “stubble” (which we had) we were not the type to associate with the town’s young people. No way we going to enter that building --- not even to supposedly buy a soda. So, we’re standing on the sidewalk when here comes a young man and his date. “Hey, how about going in and buying us two sodas?”(Soda was 15 cents then.) My friend gave the kid a buck, and that’s the last we saw of the three. Another guy came by who still smelled of alfalfa, and the “soda-connection” was completed. Profiling: the act of categorizing, is simply part of our lives. Veteran news anchor Bryan Williams, while commenting on an archived JFK tape recording said, “Kennedy swore like the Navy man he once was.” Nice, homey touch, Bryan. And then, there is Bill O’Reilly, in the process of commenting on the Zimmerman verdict, “We live in a country where citizens must understand that intense personal interactions can lead to disaster…I have wanted to confront somebody who was doing something wrong…but I simply can’t. There are legions of sleazy lawyers lined up to attack the affluent in court…it is far too risky to confront the perpetrator and ‘work it out’.” And yet, to quote, “There’s nothing, I say nothing (pay attention, boy) wrong with profiling.” And as Chuck Berry would remind us, “It’s all in the way you handle it.”

Letters For Betty

I have received a couple of letters having to do with losing my dog Betty that I would like to share with you. Glynnda McGarvey sent me a beautiful pet sympathy card and said, “I read your articles in the Moberly Monitor-Index, and always enjoy them. Thanks for taking time to share your stories/experiences with the rest of us!” I also received a letter from the University of Missouri, College of Veterinary Medicine which read as follows: Dear Hackley Family, We recently received a donation in honor of your beloved pet Betty, from Dr. Douglas Neal of Oak Grove Animal Clinic. On behalf of Oak Grove Animal Clinic and the College of Veterinary Medicine, we would like to extend our sympathies for your recent loss. At Mizzou, we understand that losing a pet can be like losing a member of the family. I hope you can find some comfort in knowing that your veterinarian cared enough for your family to show compassion with a contribution to the Pet Memorial Program at Mizzou in memory of Betty. We want you to know how much of a difference this gift will make at the College of Veterinary Medicine. Money raised through the Pet Memorial Program is used to support of wide variety of endeavors, including research in oncology and other animal diseases, the education of our future veterinarians, and projects such as the Barkley House, a home away from home for families who pets are undergoing treatment at our animal teaching hospital. Again, we would like to express our condolences on your loss of Betty. Sincerely, Dr. Neil C. Olson Dean, College of Veterinary Medicinebough

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A View From the Past “See the Man Bird”

New London “Times?” August 2, 1912 The Ralls County Fair continued from last week The motor and propeller blade are located in front in the front of the machine and immediately behind is located two large tanks, one contained gasoline, which runs the motor, the other castor oil, which keeps the cylinders

well oiled. The front of the huge wings is rigid but the rear is so arranged that they can be moved up and down by the operator. He also regulates, by means of wires, the rudder in the tail of the big machine. The entire outfit, which weighs 750 pounds, is mounted on two wheels which are directly under the body of the machine. The machine does not have to be pushed

by Max Glover Plant Sciences Specialist

Hollyhock Rust

Hollyhock is a popular ornamental plant that is considered by many to be easy to grow. It has been planted in flower beds and around buildings for many years, and many have fond memories of hollyhock flowers at their parents or grandparents homes. Unfortunately hollyhock is susceptible to a few diseases, and the 2013 growing season has been ideal for the fungal disease hollyhock rust in some areas. This rust disease can result in serious injury to hollyhocks and is found nearly everywhere they are grown. The rust also occurs on mallow (Malva rotundifolia), a weed, which can serve as a disease reservoir for the fungus and contribute to infection of hollyhocks. Hollyhock rust is caused by the fungus Puccinia malvacearum. The surface of the leaves may develop numerous yellow spots; however the most obvious symptoms are orange-brown pustules that may be noted on the undersides of the leaves which are characteristic signs of a rust infection. These orange brown pustules may also form on the upper side of the leaves, on stems, and on green flower parts. Hollyhock rust tends to become more severe as the summer progresses, in some cases killing most of the leaves on infected plants. To try to break the disease cycle, it is important to cut all hollyhock stalks back to ground level in the fall, and carefully collect all leaves and other aboveground plant parts and destroy them by burning or composting. For maximum protection begin fungicide treatments in early spring when the first leaves are expanding. A garden fungicide containing the active ingredient chlorothalonil or myclobutanil can be applied. Weather conditions may limit the occurrence of hollyhock rust in some years. Some information in this article was provided by Cornell University, Ithaca, NY in a fact sheet titled “Hollyhock Rust”. For more information you can contact Max Glover, University of Missouri Extension, 573-633-2640.

along in order to start, but as soon as one man cranks the machine it gets busy and it requires four men to hold it in check until the engine gains sufficient velocity. The first start he made—in fact all the starts he made—remained one of an old goose preparing to sail off. The machine would run along the ground for a hundred or so yards and then mount toward the sky as gracefully as any bird you ever saw. It seemed to those who saw the bird man fly that he made better flights each day—the last being the best of all. Kantner earned all the money he was paid. The success of the fair, in a large measure, was due to those having charge of affairs. Had every person in the county taken a fourth as much interest in the fair as the officers and directors did no fair in the state would have been as successful. In this connection Superintendent Modisett of the Short Line is entitled to the thanks of all for the excellent manner in which he handled the people on his line. Special trains were run, trains were held hours a time all for the accommodation of those attending the fair. Mr. Modisett is a prince of good men, and was there every day to supervise the work.

“Don’t mean to be uppity, Uncle Jesse. Don’t mean to try to sit in the big chair and do any big talking. But I’m telling you: I don’t aim for nobody to take my dog. I found her and she’s mine.” Old Jesse Jackson grunted and went to the porch and got a dipper of water and brought it to the dog and knelt beside her while she drank it. “You heard me, didn’t you? Ain’t nobody going to take my dog.” “Ain’t nobody going to take your dog.” Uncle Jesse picked up his shoes and put them by the side of his bed. “Let’s get some sleep. Got to cut that wood tomorrow. Just got to.” Skeeter went to his own bed and Lady followed him and when he was bedded down she lay at his feet. Uncle Jesse blew out the lamp and the camp was in darkness and soon the old man was asleep and dreamed that he and Lady were in the broom straw hunting birds; and he had a .20 gauge shotgun. There is no way of knowing if Lady dreamed or not. But once she chuckled in her sleep and snuggled closer to the boy. Chapter Five With another mouth to feed, Uncle Jesse beat the sun up and had been at the woodpile about an hour when Skeeter appeared in the back doorway. His hair was tangled into a snarl and he kept yawning as he stood there and watched Lady sniff around the cabin. The old man scarcely glanced up. “Breakfast on the stove.” He yelled it

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above the whine of the saw. “Seen it,” Skeeter yelled back. “Just wondering about a cup of coffee. Sort of figured on having me a good cup of coffee this morning.” Uncle Jesse did not reply, just grunted and the boy knew the answer was “no”, and so he turned back into the cabin. The old man toned down the saw and watched him moving around the stove and then he yelled again: “Go wash your face and comb that hair.” Skeeter did as he was told and Uncle Jesse went back to his work, muttering to himself. “Got to cut that boy’s hair. One of these days I’m going to do it if it’s the last thing I do. Got to watch his hair and manners. Sprouting up fast, that young’un is.” The day was getting hot and so was the old man when Skeeter and Lady came out to the woodpile and stood around and watched Uncle Jesse work. The sawdust was flying and some stuck to the old man’s sweaty face and some of it got on his collar and around his neck and itched. “Aim to stand there all day?” Uncle Jesse had his habits on and was in a bad humor. He always was when he had to work. “Maybe your back’s broke, or som’n.” Lady sat on the ground and ran out her tongue as though jeering at him and Skeeter went over and began stacking the wood. Uncle Jesse was ashamed of himself. He eased off the motor and let it idle and pressed his hands into the small of his back and

stretched. Then he squatted and patted Lady and spoke to Skeeter: “Have enough breakfast?” “Plenty. And I’ll saw awhile and you rest.” “Ain’t tired. Besides, you got to go over to the Watsons. Buttermilk day. We plum’ out.” “Yes, sir. I know it. Might as well go on over there before it gets too hot.” “Mount as well. I’ll keep cutting.” “Think I’ll leave my dog here.” “She’ll follow you. Can’t be watching her, and me cutting.” “Then I’ll tie her up.” “She’s your dog.” The old man turned to the motor and soon it was racing again and the saw whining and the sawdust flying. Skeeter went into the cabin and got two buckets and the frayed rope called Lady to the shade of a water oak and tied her and started away, but she strained against the rope and choked herself. “Won’t stay tied,” the boy called to Uncle Jesse. “Is that a fact?” “Maybe you could keep your eye on her.” “Got wood to cut like I told you.” “Then I’ll take her with me.” He was hoping Uncle Jesse would come up with an idea and volunteer to keep Lady there with him, but the old man kept feeding wood to the saw and had nothing to say. “I said then I’d have to take her with me.” Skeeter raised his voice to be sure Uncle Jesse heard him above the noise of the saw.

To be continued

St. Paul Ice Cream Social .


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St. Paul is located on Rt. EE in Ralls County. The proceeds from this event will go toward the restoration of church. Good fellowship will be enjoyed by all.


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New London Forget-Me-Not Senior Citizens Friday, Aug. 2

Pork, potatoes and gravy, green beans, carry in dishes and desserts, coffee, tea Carryouts are available Donations are accepted in the canisters on the tables! Everyone, regardless of age, is welcome to eat at Senior Citizens.

New Books

Adult Books The Hobbit, Fellowship of the Ring, Two Towers and Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien Kids Corner Look and Find Series: Smurfs, Minnie, Puss & Boots and Iron Man Audio Books Bomb Shell by Catherine Coulter Joyland by Stephen King 9th Girl by Tami Hoag Summer Reading Program: Logs are due Monday, Aug. 5. When certificates and prizes are ready for pick up you will be notified by mail or phone. Food For Fines – School supplies may be used for overdue books. Or if you prefer you may still bring in boxed, canned and non -perishable food items for the Center Food Pantry. Centerettes Drawing – A BBQ Basket with a value of $100.00 can be seen at the library. Tickets are available at the library or can be purchased from any member of the Centerettes. Drawing is Thursday, Aug. 1 at the library.

Under the Dome by Stephen King

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South Fork Presbyterian Pastor John Grimmett The Sunday, July 28 services at South Fork Presbyterian church began with Patti Grimmett playing “Sweet Hour Of Prayer” on the piano followed by Debbie Carey leading all in song to “Brethren, We Have Met To Worship”, “Take Time to Be Holy”, “What a Friend We Have In Jesus” and “Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus”. Pastor John Grimmett led thye Responsive Reading from Psalms 1 and 17. Prayer was held for Jimmy McGee; Brian Carey; Rhonda Graupman; the See family; the Tom Hays family; travelers; the lovely day and the spirit of Jesus. The special was performed by Patti as she played “The Lord’s Prayer” and Pastor John read from Luke 11. The message “An Answer to Our Prayers” was based on scripture from Luke 11:1-13 teaching us to pray... How should we approach God? You must have a relationship with Him. Your praying to the one who loves you! He gives us what we truly need - we need His power for persistence - we will begin to change as we draw closer to God... the spirit of Jesus will pray for us and with us. Prayer is a process for God to help get us where we need to be - God said, “My grace is sufficient”. He answers your prayers everyday if you will only believe. He gives you what you need. Gods will is sometimes hard to accept - understand who God is! He will lead us to where we need to be... Kaylee Beckham led the Offertory as Patti played “nearer, My God , to Thee” and all sang the “Doxology”. Patti played “Lord, Listen to Your Children Praying” as all retired in fellowship to Roth Hall for coffee and donuts. And He said unto them, When ye pray, say “Our Father which art in heaven. Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth. Luke 11:2

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For our services this past Sunday, Brother Brian Meranda taught out of the book of Ecclesiastes on a lesson titled “Why Do I Feel Empty” and how if we do ANYTHING in our lives without God, how that is a recipe for emptiness in our lives. Only through making the Lord Jesus Christ the Lord over ALL of our lives do we feel full and contented in our lives. Sister Jenny Johnson led our regular music services, leading the congregation in uplifting praise and the worship of our Lord, including the old time classic “There is Power in the Blood”. That song tells us of a power much more powerful than anything the world has to offer, the Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ. Brother Willis Jones taught out of Acts 13 and 14 as he preached about Paul’s First Missionary Journey. He talked about how Paul, and his missionary partner, Barnabas, cared more for the lost souls they preached to instead of what the world thought of them. As a result of their obedience doing what the Lord wanted them to do, a sorcerer was rebuked, a crippled man was healed, and untold thousands of people came to know Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. One of the lessons to be taken from this sermon is that when you care more about what the Lord wants you to do, instead of what the world wants you to do, that God will use you in a mighty way, as Paul and Barnabas were used. You NEVER go wrong doing what the Lord wants you to do!! Come join us as we dive further into the lessons the Apostle Paul laid out in the Scriptures. You will NOT be disappointed! Come check us out on Sunday morning. During the week, check out our church’s Facebook page at https:// for updates and other information posted. Fellowship and breakfast start at 9 a.m., Sunday School is at 9:20 a.m., and Worship Service is at 10:10 a.m. We are at 509 Salling Street, in Perry. All visitors are welcome. P.S. We want to thank all of the churches that helped us host the Community Vacation Bible School this past week, including First Christian Church, Living Waters Ministries, and St. William Catholic Church. Through their help and most importantly, through the workings of the Holy Spirit, 13 kids got saved through the Blood of Jesus Christ, and written in the Book of Life forever!!

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TAX RATE HEARING A public hearing will be held at 7 p.m., Thursday, August 8, 2013, at Mark Twain Junior-Senior High School in the Library. At this time citizens may be heard on the property tax rates proposed to be set by Ralls County R-II School District, a political subdivision. The tax rates shall be set to produce the revenues which the budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2013, shows to be required from the property tax. Each tax rate is determined by dividing amount of revenue needed by the current assessed valuation. The result is multiplied by 100 so the tax rate will be expressed in cents per $100 valuation.

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NL Second Christian

Rev. M. Faye Vaughn

Who is the Holy Spirit? God is three persons in one, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Sunday, July 28, worship service opened with prayer and congregational hymns “This Is The Day” and “God Is So Good.” Sister Thelma Fugate welcomed everyone, read announcements and led the responsive reading Mission (New Testament). Call to worship was offered by Elder Paula J. Holliday and our affirmation of faith followed. Celebration hymn “Bless The Lord” was sung and Elder JoAnn Allison offered the morning prayer. Hymn of thanks “Your Grace And Mercy was followed by scripture, youth sharing and message. Sister Tayla Mayfield read Psalm 138; Mariah read Exodus 20:8; Vernell read Psalm 61:1-4; Trenton recited “God is good”; Va’Nayah recited “Jesus I Love You.” The choir rendered two musical selections, under the direction of Sister Paula Stevenson. The offertory scripture Malachi 3:10, offertory hymn “Glory, Glory, Hallelujah,” was followed by Elder Holliday offering prayer. The doxology was sung, joys were heard and Rev. M. Faye lifted up in prayer all people/situations/opportunities/concerns in prayer. Congregational hymn “Pass Me Not, O Gentle Savior,” was sung before Rev. M. Faye Vaughn was received to offer the WORD. Scripture text was from John 3:18, the message offered was “The Holy Spirit As Wind,” the fourth message in a series of “The Holy Spirit.” The scripture says, the wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit. The message was followed by hymn of invitation, communion hymn, closing hymn “God Has Smiled On Me,” and the benediction. “Spiritual transformation takes time and patience.”

NL First Christian

Pastor Tom Day

Worship services at New London First Christian opened with the choir singing “This Is the Day.” Pastor Tom Day welcomed all and made announcements. Tom Flowerree and Connie Ballard sang “Love Thou Me” for the prelude. The hymn of praise, “Living for Jesus,” followed the call to worship and the responsive reading. The invocation was given and the Lord’s Prayer said in unison. Pastor Day’s youth message was “Truth in the Bible.” The worship hymn was “Open Mine Eyes, That I May See.” Joys and concerns were heard. Prayers are asked for the family of Sandy Douglass and the Tempkee family. Others to keep in our prayers are Ruth Baker (surgery), John Morawitz, Mary Gay Huff, Vernon Murphy, Marian Galion, Marcia Mayfield and Robbie Dietle. Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Austin Simmons. Pastor Tom Day conducted the ceremony. Pastoral and silent prayers were followed by the choral response. The meditation and words of institution were given in preparation for Holy Communion followed by the communion hymn, “Here at Thy Table Lord.” Elder Tom Flowerree offered the prayer. Serving were Carrie Talley, Pat Gibbs, Bryan Day and Eunie Whitaker. The offertory sentence, receiving of the tithes and offerings, doxology and prayer of dedication followed. Today’s scripture was from James 5:19-20. Pastor Day’s message was “If One Should Wander.” The invitation hymn, “In This Very Room,” was followed by benediction, choral response and the postlude to conclude the services. Steve and Betty Wideman were greeters, Halee Calvin lit the candles. Carrie Talley and Eunie Whitaker prepared communion. Thought for the week, “We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But if that drop was not in the ocean, I think the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.” Mother Teresa

The Church at Ariel

Pastor Tim Sanders

A Tall Order The Word speaks to us in Ephesians 4:22-24 about putting off the old man and putting on the new. This is an on-going fight for most of us. Even the Word says that the spirit wars against the flesh. Just about time you think you got the old man put down, the temper will flare up or something will happen and we’re right back to square one. Just like a prize fight in the ring when it’s about the 5th round and you realize you can’t whip him on your own. You may have to pray for your trainer to intervene. Prayer: Lord, ring the bell. Call me to the corner of restoration; throw in the towel for me, for I can’t put the old man down on my own. Help, Lord! Amen The Church at Ariel (Ariel Christian) is located in Ralls County off Highway A 1.5 miles west of Salt River Bridge on Ariel Lane. Follow the signs. Services are at 10:30 a.m.

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Obituaries ✝

Jack L. Higgins 1940-2013

James Edwin “Bubba” Powell 1947-2013

Jack L. Higgins

Jack L. Higgins Sr., 73, of Frankford, Mo., died at 11:15 a.m., Tuesday, July 23, 2013, at his home. Mr. Higgins was born Feb. 1, 1940, in Hannibal, to Lester and Helen Moore Higgins. Mr. Higgins was previously married to Janet Nesbitt (Waelder), and they were later divorced. He then married Nancy Riney, and they were later divorced. Mr. Higgins later married Seann Wilson and she preceded him in death. Survivors include three (3) sons, Alan Waelder (Carolyn), of New London, David Waelder (Kim), of New London, Jack L. Higgins, Jr. (Angie), of Quincy, Ill., 6 Grandchildren, Haley Higgins, Paige Higgins, Clayton Waelder, Josh Waelder (Beth), Jeremiah Waelder (Wendy), Jannell Abbott (Dan), and eight (8) great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, 5 brothers;

Connie Higgins, Russell Higgins, Lester Lee Higgins Jr., and Michael Higgins and Harold Higgins who died in infancy. Mr. Higgins was a United States Army Veteran. He worked as a truck driver for several companies in the area and retired from Surf Brothers Bag Company in New London. Mr. Higgins was a graduate of Hannibal High School. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and mushroom hunting. Mr. Higgins liked to recycle metal. He also loved the St. Louis Cardinals. He was a member of Emmette J. Shields American Legion Post # 55. Memorial Services with Full Military Honors by Emmette J. Shields American Legion Post #55 were held at 3 p.m., on Saturday, July 27, at the James O’Donnell Funeral Home, in Hannibal. Minister Elena Kroeger officiated. Visitation was from 2 p.m., until the time of services Saturday, at the James O’Donnell Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Jack Higgins Memorial Fund for his grandchildren’s education in care of the James O’Donnell Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made and video tribute may be viewed at

Perry Christian Church

Pastor David Todd

The Perry Christian Church worship service of Sunday, July 28, began with Arlen Provancha singing “The Wonder Of It All”. Pastor Todd gave the report of a very successful VBS. “Come, Thou Almighty King” was sung as the hymn of praise. “Happy Birthday” this week to Zabette Elam, Jill Lewellen and Lois Friday. “Cleanse Me” led to Call to Prayer. Joyce Winfree and the family of Tom Hayes are in our prayers. We will be remembering Mrs. Picard as she will have back surgery August 7. “Let the Words of My Mouth” was the response. Pastor Todd gave an invitation to share The Lord’s Supper. “Let Us Break Bread Together” was the Communion Hymn. The elders’ prayers were given by Arlen and Greg Harrison. Deacons were Nancy Seelow, Glenna Johnson, Warren Hetrick and Wyatt Lewellen “Stand Together” a Bible School song, was performed by the children. Jeanne Gay offered the children’s moment by making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich to illustrate that it takes several ingredients to form a sandwich as it does to make a perfect prayer. Luke 11:1-13 was read by Shirley Levings showing the different wording in Luke than the words we use in our worship from Matthew... Pastor’s sermon “Talking To God” speaking of how important prayer is and using the words that Jesus taught his disciples, we have a prayer model that will invite the Holy Spirit to enter our lives. It is important to pray for food to sustain us, to be humble and seek forgiveness, seek guidance from God and pray that we will not be lead into temptations that we cannot handle. Give thanks to God for those that pray for us. “When We All Get To Heaven” was the invitation. The benediction was given and singing “Take The Name Of Jesus With You” closed the service.

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Words cannot express our sincere appreciation for the prayers, cards, visits, food, flowers and memorials during our loss of Michael. We have been overwhelmed at the support from our families, friends and community. May God Bless Each of You, Dena & Nicole Steele Bill & Jessica Steele Dale & Donna Cragen

James Edwin “Bubba” Powell

James Edwin “Bubba” Powell, 66, of New London, died at 9:42 a.m., Tuesday, July 23, 2013, at his home. Mr. Powell was born April 14, 1947, in Hannibal, to James M. and Mary Jo Maple Powell. He was married to Jean Ann Thomas in 1971, in Hannibal. She preceded him in death June 16, 2013. Survivors include one (1) daughter, Lori Kealen (Ted), of New London, one (1) son, Dennis Powell, of Hannibal, one (1) step son: Shayne Black of Springfield, three (3) brothers, Jimbo Powell (Libby), Larry Powell (Jackie), and Tony Denney, all of Hannibal, three (3) sisters; Terri Jo Maple, of Hannibal, Carol Powell, of Monroe City, and Kathy Sanders (Terry) of New London, seven (7) grandchildren, Lacey Powell, Samantha Sue Powell, Bailey

Ann Powell, Alicia Powell, Lindy Powell, Kasie Powell and Dennis Powell II, 10 Great-Grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents. Mr. Powell was a United States Army Veteran having served during Vietnam. He worked as a truck driver for many years and retired from Sunrise Trucking in New London, Missouri, earlier this year. Mr. Powell enjoyed fishing, camping and boating and his remote control airplanes. He loved spending time with his family. Funeral Services with Full Military Honors by Emmette J. Shields American Legion Post #55 were held at 10 a.m., Friday, July 26, at the James O’Donnell Funeral Home, in Hannibal. Rev. Tim Goodman officiated. Visitation was held Friday, July 26, from 9 a.m., until the time of services at the James O’Donnell Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the James E. Cary Cancer Center in care of the James O’Donnell Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made and video tribute may be viewed at

Thomas Edward Hayes 1929-2013

Thomas Edward Hayes

Thomas Edward Hayes, 83 of Perry, died at 10:14 a.m., Saturday, July 27, 2013, at Hannibal Regional Hospital. Thomas was born on August 14, 1929 to Maurice and Mable Ronchetta Hayes at the St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, in Hannibal. He was married to Velda Faye Woodford on March 1, 1954. She survives. Also surviving are four children: Donna Griffin (Mark), of Frankford, Dolores Gerdemann (Larry), of Hannibal, Tommy Hayes (Patti), of Hannibal, and Vanessa Newbrough (Alan), of Mexico; one brother, Joseph W. Hayes, of Waynesville; seven grandchildren, Stephanie Day, Ashley Ebbing, Eddie Lennox, Belinda Lennox, Holly Evanoff, Heather Dillon, and Michael Terry; nine great-grandchildren, Garrett Day, Hayden Jones, Elexis Ebbing, Laykin Ebbing, Skylar Lennox, Emily Lennox, Faith Hayes, Tricia Evanoff, Steven Thomas Evanoff and many nieces and nephews. Mr. Hayes was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Hugh F. Hayes, Donald E. Hayes, and Charles Robert Hayes. Tom worked for Harold Moore Feed Company in Perry, as a truck driver and later

was a mechanic at Jack White Chevrolet/Dean Poage Chevrolet in Perry. Tom and Velda ran Hayes Garage from that location from 1969 until he retired in 1993. Tom and Velda enjoyed going to Country Western dances with friends. He was an avid coon hunter in his younger days, but continued to enjoy all hunting and fishing later in life. He enjoyed watching St. Louis Cardinals Baseball, and spending time with his family. One of his favorite things was hosting fish fries for family and friends. He was a member of St. William’s Catholic Church, in Perry. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10 a.m., on Tuesday, July 30, at St. William’s Catholic Church in Perry. Burial was at St. Paul’s Cemetery, in rural Center. Fr. John Henderson officiated. Visitation was from 6-8 p.m., Monday, July 29, at St. William’s Catholic Church with a prayer service at 5:30 p.m. Arrangements were under the direction of the James O’Donnell Funeral Home, of Hannibal. Memorials may be made to the St. Paul’s Cemetery Association in care of the James O’Donnell Funeral Home or to the Donor’s Choice. Pallbearers were Robby Evanoff, Tommy Day, Darin Ebbing, Eddie Lennox, Skylar Lennox, and Preston Dillon. Honorary pallbearers were Bill Carmen, Jack Spegal, Russell Beaty, Larry Hayes, Joe Hayes, David Peer, Johnny Krigbaum, Gary Hayes, and Dean Poage. Online condolences may be made and video tribute viewed at www.jamesodonnell<http://www.jamesodonnell>

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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 18, 25, August 1 and 8, 2013

MISSOURI PROBATE DIVISION In The Matter of: Mary Margaret Mann, Respondent. Estate No. 12RL-PR000l0

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To All Persons Interested in the Estate of GEORGE CLARK KEITHLY, Decedent: On July 15, 2013, the last will of the decedent having been admitted to probate, the following individual was appointed personal representative of the estate of GEORGE CLARK KEITHLY, decedent by the Probate Division of the Circuit Court of Ralls County, Missouri. The name, business address, and phone number of the personal representative is: FRANCES F KEITHLY, 641 EUCLID AVE APT 239, HANNIBAL, MO 63401, 573-248-0519 The personal representative’s attorney’s name, business address and phone number is: JOHN W BRISCOE, 423 S. MAIN, P.O. BOX 446, NEW LONDON, MO 63459-0446,573-9853411 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: June 15, 2013 Date of first publication: July 18, 2013 Gina Jameson, Circuit Clerk Karen A. Huff (signed) Deputy Clerk 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

August 13, 2003 as Document No. 2003-31408, Office of the Recorder of Deeds, Ralls County, Missouri, the undersigned Successor Trustee will on Friday, August 9, 2013, at 12 p.m. at the West Door of the Ralls County Courthouse, 300 Main Street, in New London, Missouri, sell at public vendue to the highest bidder for cash: All of Lots five (5), eight (8) and nine (9), all in Block four (4), Original town of Perry, Missouri; also, part of Out Lot twelve (12) bounded on the South by land formerly owned by M. Lou Smith, I.E., by the South line of Mayhall Street extended to Lick Creek; on the West by the main channel of Lick Creek, on the East by the West line of said Block four (4) of Perry, Missouri, as extended, and on the North by the centerline of the alley running East and West through said Block (4) extending West on said line extended to Lick Creek, all in Ralls County, Missouri, to satisfy said debt and costs. Martin, Leigh, Laws & Fritzlen, P.C. Successor Trustee Richard L. Martin, Vice President (816) 221-1430 Published on: July 18, 25, August 1 and 8, 2013


On Tuesday, July 2, 2013, the Circuit Court of Ralls County, Missouri, entered Judgment in Case Number: 12RL-CV00306 changing the name of Delfina Bellah Williams to Delfina Bellah Epperson. RODNEY J. RODENBAUGH #44465 BRISCOE, RODENBAUGH & BRANNON Attorneys at Law 423 S. Main Street P. O. Box 446 New London, Missouri 63459 Telephone: (573) 985-3411 ATTORNEYS FOR PETITIONER Published on: July 18, 25 and August 1, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF RALLS COUNTY AT NEW LONDON,

To all persons interested in the above referenced estate: You are hereby notified that the undersigned personal representative will be 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 Marion County, Missouri on 15th day of August 2013 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 personal representative the court will discharge the personal representative and their sureties, if any, from further claim or demand by any interested person. Dated July 16, 2013 (signed) Tami Eppard, Personal Representative (signed) Shana Greening, Personal Representative Published on: July 25, August 1, 8 and 15, 2013 IN THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COURT, RALLS COUNTY, MISSOURI Judge or Division: DAVID C MOBLEY Case Number: 13RL·PR00031-01



(Independent Administration) TO All Persons Interested in the Estate of JOHN W. PRIDGEON SR, Decedent: On July 23, 2013, the last will of the decedent having been admitted to probate on July 10, 2013, the following individuals were appointed the personal representatives of the estate of JOHN W PRlDGEON SR, decedent, by the Probate Division of

the Circuit Court of Ralls County, Missouri. The personal representatives 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 names, business addresses and phone numbers of the personal representatives are: JOHN W. PRIDGEON JR, 769 CYPRESS KNOLL DR, O’FALLON, MO 63368,636-561-0895 JOSEPH D. PRIDGEON, 10151 PIKE 9127, FRANKFORD, MO 63441,573-784-9996 The personal representatives’ attorney’s name, business address and phone number is: JASON D. SIMMONS, P.O. BOX 7068, COLUMBIA, MO 65205 573-4473355 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


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ELEVATOR WORKER & SCALE CLERKS Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM), a world leader in agricultural processing, is currently seeking candidates for seasonal positions as elevator workers or scale clerks at our Center, Mo., location. Elevator workers will unload grain, perform clean-up work, perform some maintenance, and assist in other areas of grain handling. Scale clerks will weigh trucks, grade grain, perform data entry, answer phones and file documents. Both positions require the flexibility to work overtime and weekends. Successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen, physical (for elevator workers) and background check is required. Please apply online at ADM is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.


Lots of misc garden, household, dec. items, including dishes, books, clothes, coats, shoes, jewelry, plastic pots, bird houses, ofc. supplies, cookbooks, Christmas, linens, sewing machine/w cabinet, portable sewing machine, sewing supplies, small appliances,TV/ sm. tables, pictures, frames, much more. Also selling raffle tickets for Henry Golden Boy .22 magnum rifle. For more info. 573-231-6877.

LEGAL 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: SEPTEMBER 24,


2012 Date of first publication: AUGUST 1, 2013 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 August 1, 8, 15 and 22, 2013

Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013

The Ralls County Herald-Enterprise




I, Connie Berry, Collector of Revenue within and for Ralls County, Missouri, hereby give notice as provided in Chapter 140, Section 140.100 to 140.170 Revised Statutes of Missouri 2000, that I shall offer for sale the hereinafter described lots and land for delinquent taxes on real estate at the Courthouse door, in New London, Ralls County, Missouri, on the fourth Monday, the 26th day of August, 2013 commencing at 10:00 a.m. of said day and continuing day to day thereafter until all are offered. Land and lots will be offered under “First Offering”, “Second Offering” and “Third Offering” for not less than the stated totals representing the total amount of taxes and costs, including the costs of the sale, due on said lands or lots to and including the year 2012. All bidders will be required to execute a statement concerning their eligibility to bid at such delinquent tax sale. Buyers are cautioned to conduct a title search of the property regarding any liens or encumbrances against the real estate. FIRST OFFERING A “Certificate of Purchase” will be issued on FIRST OFFERING and is subject to redemption any time during a one year period in accordance with Missouri State law. A “Collector’s Deed” can be given after the purchaser complies with the one year period and provides a Certified Title Search to the collector Parcel: 14-0.8-27-003-31-09.00000 Acct.: 35-01-18227.000 KUDA, THELMA COLLEEN IRR. LOT 85’X177’ ON S LINE OF OUTLOT 5 SEC. 27-54-7 SEC 27 2010 $ 348.32 2011 $ 305.30 2012 $ 280.49 Publ. Cost $ 40.00 Total $ 974.11 Parcel: 14-0.8-27-004-05-23.00000 Acct.: 35-01-18557.000 TROWER, DENNIS & JANICE A LOT 8 BLK 9 LAFRANCE ADDN PERRY SEC 27-54-7 2010 $ 76.18 2011 $ 66.72 2012 $ 61.18 Publ. Cost $ 40.00 Total $ 244.08 Parcel: 14-0.8-34-001-01-06.00000 Acct.: 35-01-18855.000 TROWER, DENNIS D 4.17 AC IN SEC 34-54-7 2010 $ 234.57 2011 $ 205.58 2012 $ 188.23 Publ. Cost $ 40.00 Total $ 668.38 Parcel: 07-0.7-35-001-07-01.00000 Acct.: 35-02-09727.000 DANIEL, MICHAEL L & TRACY A ALL OF LOTS 8 & 9 IN BLK 1 OF DIVISION 2 IN THE FLOWERREE HEIRS PARTITION SEC 35-55-6 2010 $ 787.50 2011 $ 690.33 2012 $ 633.77 Publ. Cost $ 40.00 Total $ 2151.60 Parcel: 07-0.7-35-001-07-02.00000 Acct.: 35-02-09728.000 ALLEN, JIM & WILMA ALL OF LOTS 6 & 7 OF DIVISION 2 IN THE FLOWERREE HEIRS PARTITION SEC 35-55-6 2010 $ 295.75 2011 $ 259.20 2012 $ 238.14 Publ. Cost $ 40.00 Total $ 833.09 Parcel: 07-0.7-36-002-02-01.00000 Acct.: 35-02-10102.000 ARDREY, JOHN M LOT 6 OF BLK 13 OF DUNLOP & FOSTER ADD. SEC. 36-55-6 2010 $ 503.82 2011 $ 441.63 2012 $ 405.79 Publ. Cost $ 40.00 Total $ 1391.24 Parcel: 07-0.7-36-002-06-03.00000 Acct.: 35-02-10121.000 ARDREY, JOHN M LOT 4 OF BLK 2 OF MASON’S ADD. SEC 36-55-6 2010 $ 1035.90 2011 $ 908.66 2012 $ 829.48 Publ. Cost $ 40.00 Total $ 2814.04 Parcel: 07-0.7-36-002-24-06.00000 Acct.: 35-02-10216.000 ELLIS, BOBBY J JR ALL LOTS 9 & 10 OF WILLIAMS ADD, ALL LOT 8 OF DUNLOP & FOSTER 2ND ADD. SEC. 36-55-6 2010 $ 226.66 2011 $ 197.36 2012 $ 181.27 Publ. Cost $ 40.00 Total $ 645.29 Parcel: 09-3.1-06-002-29-02.00000 Acct.: 35-03-13553.000 PARSONS, GORDON MICHAEL W 1/2 LOT 123 BLK 31 O.T. 2010 $ 85.13 2011 $ 74.55 2012 $ 68.02 Publ. Cost $ 40.00 Total $ 267.70 Parcel: 09-3.1-06-003-11-01.00000 Acct.: 35-03-13733.000 SMITH, JOSHUA N 148.5’ X 150’ IRR 2010 $ 325.16 2011 $ 284.98 2012 $ 260.32 Publ. Cost $ 40.00 Total $ 910.46 Parcel: 02-0.3-06-002-02-05.00000 Acct.: 35-04-01357.000 RICKEY, JUANITA S ALL LOTS 8, 9, & 10 BLOCK 3 STAR LIME CO S/D. 2010 $ 199.06 2011 $ 178.50 2012 $ 196.31 Publ. Cost $ 40.00 Total $ 613.87


Parcel: 03-0.1-02-000-00-01.00000 Acct.: 35-04-02720.000 JTB HOLDINGS, LLC 5 AC IN SEC 2-56-5 2010 $ 391.36 2011 $ 350.30 2012 $ 375.54 Publ. Cost $ 40.00 Total $ 1157.20 Parcel:03-0.1-01-001-05-27.00000 Acct.: 35-04-02960.000 ROSSER, JATANNA LOTS 54 & 55 OF COLLISON S/D SEC 1-56-5 2010 $ 787.80 2011 $ 706.83 2012 $ 777.93 Publ. Cost $ 40.00 Total $ 2312.56 Parcel: 01-0.4-18-001-02-07.00000 Acct.: 35-09-00146.000 GOODWIN, BRYAN RAY & ANGELA K ALL LOT 7 OF SAVERTON IN S.G.S. #1809 SECTION 18-56-3 2010 $ 333.62 2011 $ 296.73 2012 $ 272.20 Publ. Cost $ 40.00 Total $ 942.55 Parcel: 02-0.1-01-003-04-11.00000 Acct.: 35-09-00754.000 ELLIOTT, ROBERTA D LOTS 11 & 14 OF BLK 4 ATLAS S/D SEC 1-56-4 2010 $ 426.00 2011 $ 378.90 2012 $ 348.24 Publ. Cost $ 40.00 Total $ 1193.14 Parcel: 02-0.3-05-000-00-05.00000 Acct.: 35-09-01154.000 WATKINS, CARRIE L 1.7 AC IN SEC 5-56-4 BEING 385’ X 100’ IRR. 2010 $ 28.22 2011 $ 25.00 2012 $ 22.83 Publ. Cost $ 40.00 Total $ 116.05 Parcel: 02-0.3-05-000-00-23.00000 Acct.: 35-09-01173.000 SMITH, CAROLYN E & JAMES K 5.18 AC IN SEC 5-56-4 2010 $ 319.05 2011 $ 283.80 2012 $ 260.33 Publ. Cost $ 40.00 Total $ 903.18 Parcel: 02-0.3-05-000-00-25.01000 Acct.: 35-09-01174.000 WATKINS, JOHN A & ANDREA R .92 AC IN SEC 5-56-4 2010 $ 672.44 2011 $ 598.18 2012 $ 548.33 Publ. Cost $ 40.00 Total $ 1858.95 Parcel: 02-0.3-05-000-00-25.00000 Acct.: 35-09-01175.000 WATKINS, JOHN JR & WATKINS, CARRIE L 7.42 AC IN SEC 5-56-4 2010 $ 106.04 2011 $ 94.25 2012 $ 85.79 Publ. Cost $ 40.00 Total $ 326.08 Parcel: 02-0.4-20-000-00-04.15000 Acct.: 35-09-01669.000 JOHNSON, RONALD L JR 11.23 AC IN SEC 20-56-4 2010 $ 1560.99 2011 $ 1388.74 2012 $ 1274.48 Publ. Cost $ 40.00 Total $ 4264.21 Parcel: 03-0.2-03-000-00-06.00000 Acct.: 35-09-03505.000 CHARLTON, HAROLD E SR & BETTY 1.67 ACRE IN SEC 3-56-5 2010 $ 1170.49 2011 $ 1041.35 2012 $ 955.63 Publ. Cost $ 40.00 Total $ 3207.47 Parcel: 03-0.3-06-000-00-05.00000 Acct.: 35-09-03762.000 WATKINS, CARRIE L ARDREY, R L 11.06 AC IN SEC 6-56-5 2010 $ 345.97 2011 $ 307.74 2012 $ 282.33 Publ. Cost $ 40.00 Total $ 976.04 Parcel: 04-0.8-27-000-00-04.00000 Acct.: 35-09-05603.000 TARA SUE TRUST 163.81 ACRES IN SEC 27-56-6 2010 $ 2317.94 2011 $ 2045.40 2012 $ 1769.82 Publ. Cost $ 40.00 Total $ 6173.16 Parcel:


04-0.9-32-000-00-07.00000 Acct.: 35-09-05682.000 CALLOWAY, GUY & REGINA 50 ACRES IN SEC 32-56-6 2010 $ 419.69 2011 $ 370.24 2012 $ 320.28 Publ. Cost $ 40.00 Total $ 1150.21 Parcel: 05-0.7-25-000-00-05.01000 Acct.: 35-09-06054.001 TARA SUE TRUST 4 AC IN SEC 25-56-7 2010 $ 9.93 2011 $ 8.66 2012 $ 7.39 Publ. Cost $ 40.00 Total $ 65.98 Parcel: 05-0.7-36-000-00-02.00000 Acct.: 35-09-06075.000 TARA SUE TRUST 10 ACRES IN SEC 36-56-7 2010 $ 12.46 2011 $ 10.88 2012 $ 9.30 Publ. Cost $ 40.00 Total $ 72.64 Parcel: 05-0.7-36-000-00-08.00000 Acct.: 35-09-06081.000 TARA SUE TRUST 30 AC IN SEC 36-56-7 2010 $ 26.03 2011 $ 22.86 2012 $ 19.67 Publ. Cost $ 40.00 Total $ 108.56 Parcel: 05-0.8-27-000-00-02.03300 Acct.: 35-09-06179.000 HUFFORD, TINA M 7.87 AC IN SEC 27-56-7 2010 $ 1649.08 2011 $ 1454.95 2012 $ 1258.96 Publ. Cost $ 40.00 Total $ 4402.99 Parcel: 06-1.2-11-002-00-08.14100 Acct.: 35-09-06549.075 SMITH, DOUGLAS M & LINDA L S 2.5 AC IN SEC 11-55-7 2010 $ 13782.53 2011 $ 12159.63 2012 $ 10522.13 Publ. Cost $ 40.00 Total $ 36,504.29 Parcel: 06-0.6-24-000-00-04.12000 Acct.: 35-09-07487.016 MINTON, STEPHEN J 5 AC IN SEC 24-55-7 2010 $ 2367.08 2011 $ 2088.45 2012 $ 1807.19 Publ. Cost $ 40.00 Total $ 6302.72 Parcel: 08-1.1-01-000-00-10.00000 Acct.: 35-09-10659.000 PARSONS, GORDON M 3.36 AC IN SEC 1-55-5 2010 $ 82.64 2011 $ 72.38 2012 $ 66.38 Publ. Cost $ 40.00 Total $ 261.40 Parcel: 09-0.4-19-000-00-02.00000 Acct.: 35-09-13921.000 FELDMAN, PAULA J .95 ACRE IN SEC 19-55-4 2010 $ 264.81 2011 $ 232.06 2012 $ 213.18 Publ. Cost $ 40.00 Total $ 750.05 Parcel: 10-3.1-05-000-00-01.02000 Acct.: 35-09-14310.000 CLARK, JAMES A 5.36 AC IN SEC 5-55-3 2010 $ 1749.32 2011 $ 1556.35 2012 $ 1428.30 Publ. Cost $ 40.00 Total $ 4773.97 Parcel: 14-0.7-35-000-00-05.00000 Acct.: 35-09-17442.000 TROWER, DENNIS D .83 AC IN SEC 35-54-7 2010 $ 38.75 2011 $ 33.89 2012 $ 31.04 Publ. Cost $ 40.00 Total $ 143.68 Parcel: 14-0.8-28-000-00-10.01000 Acct.: 35-09-17619.000 MC INTIRE, JAMES R 1.59 ACRES IN SECTION 2854-7 2010 $ 1550.26 2011 $ 1359.93 2012 $ 1241.47 Publ. Cost $ 40.00 Total $ 4191.66 Parcel: 15-0.5-16-000-00-01.00000 Acct.: 35-09-19287.000 HUTCHCRAFT, JAMES S; MARY A; 5 ACRES IN SEC 16-53-7 2010 $ 852.97 2011 $ 747.73 2012 $ 687.14 Publ. Cost $ 40.00



Total $ 2327.84 SECOND OFFERING A “Certificate of Purchase” will be issued on SECOND OFFERING and is subject to redemption any time during a one year period in accordance with state law. A “Collector’s Deed” can be given after the purchaser complies with the one year period and provides a Certified Title Search to the collector. Parcel: 07-0.7-25-003-09-03.00000 Acct.: 35-02-09138.000 EVANS, NYLA R LOTS 3 & 4 BLK 3 SPLAWNS ADD 2009 $ 469.31 2010 $ 421.78 2011 $ 283.21 2012 $ 260.16 Publ. Cost $ 80.00 Total $ 1514.46 Parcel: 07-0.7-35-001-09-01.00000 Acct.: 35-02-09744.000 PRESTON, KENNETH R & PRESTON, BRENDA L N-52’ OF LOT 5 OF BLK 1 IN FLOWEREE ADDN 2009 $ 463.92 2010 $ 416.65 2011 $ 365.43 2012 $ 333.52 Publ. Cost $ 80.00 Total $ 1659.52 Parcel: 03-0.1-01-000-00-15.00000 Acct.: 35-09-02814.000 GREEN, WILFRED B & JEANA 7.35 AC IN SEC 1-56-5 2009 $ 660.28 2010 $ 564.84 2011 $ 502.45 2012 $ 461.02 Publ. Cost $ 80.00 Total $ 2268.59 Parcel: 04-0.2-10-001-06-01.01000 Acct.: 35-09-05207.000 GILL, JOHN J & DELLA M LOT 10 BLOCK 11 LAKE HANNIBAL EST I 2009 $ 87.37 2010 $ 81.14 2011 $ 71.12 2012 $ 64.67 Publ. Cost $ 80.00 Total $ 384.30 Parcel: 09-3.1-06-000-00-07.01000 Acct.: 35-09-13342.000 NEW LONDON APARTMENTS PHASE II 125’ X 280’ (.80 AC) IN SEC 6-55-4 2009 $ 49.63 2010 $ 44.49 2011 $ 38.94 2012 $ 35.66 Publ. Cost $ 80.00 Total $ 248.72 THIRD OFFERING A “Certificate of Purchase” will be issued on the THIRD OFFERING and is subject to redemption any time during a ninety day period in accordance with state law. A “Collector’s Deed” can be given after the purchaser complies with the ninety day period and provides a Certified Title Search to the collector. Parcel: 02-0.1-01-003-0502.00000 Acct.: 35-09-00756.000 ABRIGHT, JOHN RICHARD LOT 12, PT LOT 13 & 16 IN BLK 5 ATLAS SD SEC 1-56-4 2008 $ 58.81 2009 $ 50.91 2010 $ 43.49 2011 $ 38.61 2012 $35.31 Publ. Cost $ 116.00 Total $ 343.13 Parcel: 03-0.1-12-000-0058.00000 Acct.: 35-09-03364.000 MARTIN, DONALD & NELDA K 10’ X 350’ IN SEC 12-56-5 (.08 ACRE) 2008 $ 30.36 2009 $ 26.27 2010 $ 22.43 2011 $ 19.86 2012 $ 18.08 Publ. Cost $ 116.00 Total $ 233.00 Parcel:08-1.1-01-000-00-10.02000 Acct.: 35-09-10680.000 PARSONS, GORDON M 3.53 AC IN SEC 1-55-5 2008 $ 420.11 2009 $ 378.78 2010 $ 340.37 2011 $ 298.35 2012 $ 274.10 Publ. Cost $ 116.00 Total $ 1827.71 Parcel:14-0.6-24-000-00-02.02000 Acct.: 35-09-17332.000 STOMBAUGH, CURTIS JR 3.4 AC IN SEC 24-54-7 2008 $ 499.19 2009 $ 450.04 2010 $ 404.46 2011 $ 354.51 2012 $ 328.61 Publ. Cost $ 116.00 Total $ 2152.81


ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS RALLS COUNTY AMBULANCE DISTRICT NEW LONDON, MISSOURI Sealed Proposal for the purpose of Architectural and Engineering services; and new Construction of ambulance base. Bids will be received by Ralls County Ambulance District, at the office of Briscoe, Rodenbaugh, & Brannen Law Office: 423 S. Main, New London, Mo. 63459 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. All proposals are due by 2 p.m., Friday, August 23, 2013 General Description of Project: The project will consist of a new pre-engineered building for use as an ambulance base. The structure will be approximately 4,400 square feet. Space will be broken down into a vehicle garage capable of housing up to four ambulances; and the remainder to consist of bunk rooms, day room, restrooms, mechanical spaces and work area. All work shall conform to the requirements set forth by the specifications, the County of Ralls, the City of New London and the Ralls County Ambulance District. This project will meet prevailing wage requirements and sales tax exemption. Project Location: Carstarphen Street, In the City Limits of New London, MO 63459 Packets may be picked up at Briscoe, Rodenbaugh, & Brannen, 423 S. Main, New London Mo. 63459, office hours 8am to 5pm Monday thru Friday, or may be received via email by contacting with a subject line of “RCAD RFP”. The proposals will be publicly opened and read at the Board of Directors meeting on August 28, 2013 after 6 p.m. at the Ralls County Courthouse, 311 S. Main, New London Mo. 63459. Awards may take place at a later date by order of the Board of Directors. The Ralls County Ambulance District Board of Directors reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids. By Order of the RCAD Board of Directors

CITY OF CENTER NOTICE OF TAX CERTIFICATION SALE I, Tracey Carman, within and for the City of Center, Missouri hereby give notice, as provided in Section 140.170 R.S.Mo. 1986, that I shall offer for sale the hereinafter described lots and land, or so much thereof as may be necessary to discharge the taxes, interest and charges which may be thereon to the State of Missouri for delinquent taxes on real estate at the Courthouse door in Ralls County on the fourth Monday, the 26th of August, 2013, commencing at 10 a.m. of said day thereafter until all are offered. Such lots and land situated in Ralls County, Missouri, and described in forty-acre tracts or other legal subdivisions and the lots described by number, block, addition, etc., and the aggregate amount of taxes, penalty, interest and costs, each years separately stated are as follows: Allen, Jimmy & W. Eileen Parcel No. 07-07-35-01-07-02: All of Lots 6 & 7 of Division 2 in the Flowerree Heirs Partition, Sec. 35-55-06 2010 taxes with penalty: $508.18 2011 taxes with penalty: $ 468.17 2012 taxes with penalty: $ 447.63 Total: $1423.98 Ardrey, John M. Parcel No. 07-07-36-02-02-01: Lot 5 Frl & Frl Lot 6 of Block 13 of Dunlop & Foster Add, Sec. 36-55-06 2010 taxes with penalty: $542.51 2011 taxes with penalty: $499.79 2012 taxes with penalty: $476.55 Total: $1518.85 Ardrey, John M. Parcel No. 07-07-36-02-06-03: Lot 4 of Block 2 of Mason’s Add, Sec. 36-55-06 2010 taxes with penalty: $610.80 2011 taxes with penalty: $562.70 2012 taxes with penalty: $534.08 Total: $1707.58 Calhoun, Paul A. Parcel No. 07-07-25-03-10-07: Lot 10 Block 2 of Splawn’s Add, Sec. 25-55-06 2005-2009 taxes with penalty: $3069.94 2010 taxes with penalty: $515.43 2011 taxes with penalty: $474.85 2012 taxes with penalty: $453.74 Total: $4513.96 Daniel, Michael L. & Tracy A. Parcel No. 07-07-35-01-07-04: All of Lots 8 & 9 of Division 2 in the Flowerree Heirs Partition, Sec. 35-55-06 2010 taxes with penalty: $589.31 2011 taxes with penalty: $542.91 2012 taxes with penalty: $515.87 Total: $1648.09 Ellis, Bobby J., Jr. Parcel No. 07-07-36-02-24-06: All of Lots 9 & 10 of Williams Add, All Lot 8 of Dunlop & Foster 2nd Add, Sec. 2010 taxes with penalty: $496.79 2011 taxes with penalty: $457.45 2012 taxes with penalty: $437.83 Total: $1392.07 Evans, Nyla R. Parcel No. 07-07-25-03-09-03: Lots 3 & 4 Block 3 of Splawn’s Add, Sec. 25-55-06 2009 taxes with penalty: $1592.06 2010 taxes with penalty: $528.97 2011 taxes with penalty: $472.33 2012 taxes with penalty: $451.44 Total: $3044.80 Leake, Mark E. Parcel No. 07-07-36-02-17-02: All of Lots 4 & 5 of Block 10 of Rice & Briggs Add, Sec. 36-55-06 2010 taxes with penalty: $514.37 2011 taxes with penalty: $473.87 2012 taxes with penalty: $452.84 Total: $1441.08 Porter, Jeffrey Lee Parcel No. 07-07-35-01-23-07: All of Lot 4 Block 10 of EW Keithly Add, Sec. 35-55-06 2005-2009 taxes with penalty: $911.99 2010 taxes with penalty: $6.30 2011 taxes with penalty: $5.81 2012 taxes with penalty: $5.31 Total: $929.41 Preston, Kenneth R. & Brenda Parcel No. 07-07-35-01-09-01: N-52’ of Lot 5 of Block 1 in Flowerree Add, Sec. 35-55-06 2010 taxes with penalty: $979.78 2011 taxes with penalty: $902.64 2012 taxes with penalty: $864.44 Total: $2746.86 Whitlock, Mary M. Parcel No. 07-07-36-02-05-07: Lots E ½ 9 & 10 of Block 4 of Mason’s Add, Sec. 36-55-06 2010 taxes with penalty: $487.76 2011 taxes with penalty: $449.35 2012 taxes with penalty: $430.32 Total: $1367.43 *Each parcel has additional costs for mailing and advertising.





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AROUND THE COUNTY Kylie Rae Smith graduates from Pharmacy College

Center Elementary Awards

Kylie Rae Smith, right, graduated from the St. Louis College of Pharmacy where she earned her Doctor of Pharmacy Degree. The commencement ceremony was Sunday, May 5, 2013, at the Peabody Opera House in St. Louis. Smith is a 2007 valedictorian graduate of Mark Twain High School in Center. She is the daughter of Vince and Zelda Smith and granddaughter of Elaine (late Don E.) Smith and Marynelle (late John Hurley) Power all of Perry. She has accepted a position with the WalMart Pharmacy in Hannibal.

Vacation Bible School...

Fifty-eight children and youth participated in Kingdom Rock, the program for Perry’s Community Vacation Bible School. The program was held from July 21 to July 25 at Perry Baptist Church. Perry Christian Church, St. William Catholic Church, Living Waters Ministry and Perry Baptist Church worked together to provide faith-filled activities, lessons and music for the community’s young people. RCHE PHOTO - CT

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5th Grade - continued 97% Attendance - Haley Branham, Hannah Fugate, Hannah Smith Outstanding Music Award - Justin Pickard, Hannah Smith Smile Awards - Kameron Asquith, Weston Berry, Blake Brandon, Haley Branham, Ashlyn Eisele, Aimee Ferry, Hannah Fugate, Dalton klise, Caleb Peters, Marshall Ross, Hannah Smith, Matthew Waldmeier Six Flags Read to Succeed - Kameron Asquith, Weston Berry, Aimee Ferry, Ben Rule, Hannah Smith, Hannah Terry, Matthew Waldmeier Reading Circle Certificate - Kameron Asquith, Weston Berry, Andrea Bono, Haley Branham, Charles Creech, Landon Cripe, Preston Eckler, Ashlyn Eisele, Aimee Ferry, Hannah Fugate, Brock Hooley, Kaden Linderman, Keaton Matson, Kyle McIntire, Caleb Peters, Justin Pickard, Reagan Shultz, Hannah Smith, Hannah Terry, Matthew Waldmeier Recycling Helpers Kameron Asquith, Haley Branham, Brock Hooley, Ben Rule Spelling Bee Participants - Charles Creech, Landon Cripe (winner), Ashlyn Eisele (2nd Place) Study Island Blue Ribbons (Math) - Blake Brandon, Charles Creech, Ashlyn Eisele, Keaton Matson Study Island Blue Ribbons (Comm Arts) - Keaton Matson, Reagan Shultz Study Island Blue Ribbons (Science) - Charles Creech, Ashlyn Eisele, Aimee Ferry, Keaton matson, Reagan Shultz, Hannah Terry Accelerated Reader-25 points - Kameron Asquith, Weston Berry, Andrea Bono, Haley Branham, Preston Eckler, Livia Fiebelkorn, Hannah Terry 50 points - Keaton Mat-

son, Caleb Peters, Matthew Waldmeier 100 points - Charles Creech, Hannah Smith 150 points - Landon Cripe, Ashlyn Eisele 200 points - Aimee Ferry 485.5 points - Reagan Shultz Citizenship - Kameron Asquith, Haley Branham Quiz Bowl - Kameron Asquith, Haley Branham, Justin Pickard, Andrea Bono, Aimee Ferry, Ashlyn Eisele, Brock Hooley, Weston Berry, Keaton Matson, Caleb Peters, Brianna Pipkin, Hannah Smith, Hannah Terry, Jacob Pickard, Dalton Klise Quiz Bowl, First Place in Tournament - “Wild Ones” - Hannah Terry, Breanna Pipkin Quiz Bowl, Second Place in Tournament - “Smart Vipers:--Keaton Matson Quiz Bowl, Top Scorer -

Brock Hooley Quiz Bowl, Sportsmanship - Kameron Asquith, Haley Branham. 4th Quarter Honor Roll 4th Grade - Emma Angel, Rose Black, Emily Branham, Sydnee Brothers, Alex Deener, Alex Green, Tyler Hansen, Carter Hummel, Emma Ross, Nick Rule, Jacob Terry, Evan Torrence, Elizabeth Trower, Bellah Williams, Brendan Yelton 5th Grade - Kameron Asquith, Weston Berry, Andrea Bono, Blake Brandon, Haley Branham, Charles Creech, Landon Cripe, Preston Eckler, Ashlyn Eisele, Aimee Ferry, Livia Fiebelkorn, Hannah Fugate, Brock Hooley, Kaden Linderman, Keaton Matson, Kyle McIntire, Caleb Peters, Breanna Pipkin, Ben Rule, Reagan Shultz, Hannah Smith, Hannah Terry, Matthew Waldmeier.

Ralls County Commission News On the days indicated, the Ralls County Commissioners including Presiding Commissioner Robert L. See, Eastern District Commissioner R. C. Harlow, Western District Commissioner Steven H. Whitaker and Rals County Clerk Ernest E. Duckworth met in regular session. Besides approving their regular minutes the commissioners accomplished the following: Monday, July 22 - The Commission discussed general road maintenance; The Commission met with Todd Brolaski in regards to a CAFO that he is planning to build. The Commission told Todd he needed to get his permit from the DNR before the County will issue him a permit; The Commission signed checks and warrants as listed in the warrant registry; The Commission met with Bill Bowman in regards to grants for past disasters the County has had. Presiding Commissioner, Robert L. See called to order the Board of Equalization meeting. Those present were Robert See, RC Harlow, Steven Whitaker, Steve Lewton, Martin Wasson, Tom Ruhl, Ernie Duckworth, and Thomas A. Carron (Ameren Tax Specialist). The board listened to Mr. Carron’s request and told him they would take it under consideration. After much discussion on the matter Steve Lewton made the motion to deny the request that Mr. Carron made and to stay with the Assessors figures. Martin Wasson seconded the motion. The vote went as follows: Robert See - yes; Steven Whitaker - yes; RC Harlow - yes; Steve Lewton - yes; Martin Wasson - yes. Steven Whitaker made the motion to close the B.O.E, Steve Lewton seconded the motio and it passed unanimously. Thursday, July 25 - The Commission discussed general road maintenance; The Commission met with Michael Purol in regards to the Courthouse Repairs. The Commission decided to go with ARSI (Asbestos Removal Services Inc.) for the lead paint removal and with Bleigh Construction for the base bid. The Commission also decided to go with the shingled roof instead of a metal roof. There was one change made to the project to put in a solid wall and not another door to the extension on the Commissioner’s office.; The Commission signed checks and warrants as listed in the warrant registry.



Ralls County Herald Enterprise, Aug. 1, 2013 • Week 31  

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Ralls County Herald Enterprise, Aug. 1, 2013 • Week 31  

Weekly newspaper from Ralls County, Missouri