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Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013


Community Ladies Supper will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24 at St. William Catholic Church in Perry. Everyone welcome.


Pea Ridge Community Church Hog Roast & Auction, will be held at the Philadelphia Community Center, on Saturday, Oct. 26, with supper from 5– 7 p.m., auction to follow. For more info please contact Betty Hathaway 573-439-5773


There will be a Trunk and Treat celebration in Perry, on Thursday, Oct. 31. The festival will take place in the parking lot between Taylor Tot’s 2 and NAPA, on Palmyra Street, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Prizes will be awarded for Best Decorated Trunk and Best Costumes. The event is sponsored by Taylor Tots 2, Karla B’s, Perry Antique Mall, Straight to the Heart, Garden of angels and according to organizers this is just the start of the sponsor list.


Frankford Volunteer Rural Fire Department will hold its 3rd Annual Ham & Bean lunch served with corn bread, homemade desserts, tea and coffee, in the Frankford Christian Church basement, on Sunday, Oct. 27, from 11:30 a.m. - ??? A good will offering will be accepted to help other expenses. Questions? Call Lisa 573-784-2524.


Oak Hill music night will be held on Saturday, Oct. 26 at 6:30 p.m., at the community center eight miles south of Hannibal at the junction of Rt. T and Rt. N, on Oak Hill Road. All are welcome to sing, play music, or just listen. A snack bar is available and a light supper will be served. For questions call 573-221-8624.

Perry Musique Club members and Junior members gathered for a Ghoulish Music program on Saturday, Oct. 19 at the home of John and Patti Grimmett. Front row from left are Olive Norton, Elizabeth Trower, Lucille Norton and Audrey Ross. Back row from left are Stephen Hammond, Carolyn Trower, Clara Long, Deb Carey, Carol Billett and Patti Grimmett. RCHE PHOTO

Perry Musique Club hears program from Deb Carey, children chose pumpkin Music Club Junior members provided ghoulishly gruesome music for the Saturday, Oct. 19, meeting of the Perry Musique Club. The meeting was held at 2 p.m., at the home of John and Patti Grimmett, Patti played “The Wandering Witch” by Jane Bastien for the prelude. Members and their guests then said the Pledge of Allegiance, sang the “Star Spangled Banner,” and recited the Club Collect. Deb Carey gave the orientation, continuing the passage on American music in the Federation’s history. In 1923 the American National Orchestra was created in New York City. Composed of American born musicians and director, the orchestra

pledged to play an American composition at each performance. The first American Paraded of Music was established in 1955 and clubs throughout the nation still celebrate Parade of American Music each November. Roll call was answered by all the members and guests with “My Favorite Halloween Memory.” Perry Musique Club Juniors then presented the “Even More Ghoulish Music” program. Patti opened the program with “Hedwig’s Theme” from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” by John Williams. Deb Looking for Ghosts” by Ruth Hertz and the story song “Skin and Bones.” Ste-

phen Hammond played “The Sorcerer” by Carol Matz. Elizabeth Trower played “The Pumpkin Boogie” by Dennis Alexander. Audrey Ross played “The Happy Witch” by James Bastien. Olive Norton played “The Pumpkin Patch” by Rebecca Lewis. Lucille Norton played “Halloween” and “Mary Had a Little Lamb” by Jane Bastien. The program continued with a game of “Name That Tune” and concluded with Patti playing “Tocatta in D Minor” by Johann Sebastian Bach. Refreshments were served and everyone went to Patti’s pumpkin patch where the children each chose a pumpkin to take home.

The Ralls County 911 Board of Directors met in regular session at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8. Mike Hall, Acting Director, gave the treasurer’s report. There was a net of $4888.18 at the end of September. Debbie Long spoke during the public forum. She expressed concern that Ralls County could lose its own services. She was assured that the board is doing everything possible to prevent that from happening. Board member Rich Adair explained that the highest priority of the board is to hire an experienced director. In answer to Long’s concerns he mentioned some of the guidelines for the position: division between the director and board members; director will not handle the finances; and director will not have anything to do with soliciting new board members.

In Hall’s Director’s Report he reported that the drywall repairs had been completed; the cleaning service had finished; the pest control cycle had begun; and that all credit cards had been deactivated. Hall also reported that the Wireless Phase II was in progress with all carriers

and he felt that would be finished by end of November. Marion 911 handled 499 law enforcement calls (381 for the RCSO), 54 EMS calls, and 32 Fire Department calls (16 for New London FD). In an effort to cut costs the board had u See 911 on page 2A

Secretary of State Jason Kander awarded $2,038 to Ralls County to increase election efficiency and provide up-to-date equipment and services for voters and poll workers. “The right to vote is fundamental and

must be available to all eligible Missourians,” Kander said. “This grant will help local officials make the voting experience even more convenient and secure in Ralls County and in Missouri as a whole.” The grant can be used to purchase cer-

Ralls County 911 Board meets, residents discuss loss of county facility services

Voting grant awarded to Ralls County

tified voting equipment and replacement parts, train poll workers and update voter records, among other opportunities. The level of funding is determined by the number of polling places used in the county in the most recent general election.

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VIEWS & COMMENTS From the Editor

by Editor Carolyn Trower Tolkien wrote, “Not all those who wander are lost.” I woke up Sunday morning with a song from elementary chorus, “I Know a Green Cathedral,” in my head. Wasn’t sure where it came from or why. Now I know. Later I found myself sitting on a flat rock in the middle of a dry stream bed. The wind was sighing through the tall trees. With a stronger gust a lone yellow leaf drifted down. Ahead of me was a shady area carpeted with leaves and fallen trees. Tiny white fungi heads grew in the rich decayed wood. The sun dappled the small clearing just before the bend in the stream. I felt the stress flow away with the breeze. I heard nothing but sounds of nature in the midst of changing seasons. The path to this place was rocky and sometimes hard to discern, but it was there beneath the rocks and leaves, the way to this quiet peace-filled cathedral. It’s uphill going back up the path, the price one pays for the easier slope to get here. Rocks shift under my feet, smaller ones tumble downward. I stopped and looked up “where leaves in love join hands above to arch your prayer and mine.” Yes, I know now why the song woke me and who sent it. Thank you.

NOVEMBER IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER... Sunday morning after breakfast; my mom, my daughter and I decided to go for a drive and take some fall pictures. We drove around Center and took some of the beautiful chrysanthemums and other fall decorations and then we headed out to the hollow looking for some inspiration. Unfortunately, the leaves just aren’t changing yet. Oh, a few are, but you don’t see fall when you go for a drive down the country roads just yet. The combines and tractors are hard at work reaping the harvest from the fields, but the trees aren’t telling us to bundle up just yet. I drove down main street in New London today and told Mom there were some really pretty trees there – maybe we will try to get down there one evening this week. I can’t believe November is right around the corner. Since this is an off year, there won’t be much to decide on the ballot. There will be plenty of that next year. And the politics for that should start in December. What else does November hold in store for us in Ralls County? It means the end of football season and the beginning of basketball – games for some – practice for others. Deer season will be in full swing and the farmers should be done with the fall harvest. Of course, baseball will be over and the NFL will be the main sporting event on television. Especially on Thanksgiving. And of course, Black Friday – or Thursday for some stores this year. What do we have on the ballot in November? I think the only issue we have in Ralls County is the 911 sales tax issue. I guess I could write an entire column on why a person should or should not support it. I will vote for it – for several reasons, one of course is nostalgia. I can’t not support a second chance. But I won’t support a third one. I hope that if the issue passes the board gets their act together and doesn’t make any hurried or unwise decisions. I also believe once the ballot issue is settled, we need to push for answers as to how this happened in the first place. That is a topic I’ve visited before and will be more than happy to return to. If you don’t support the sales tax issue for 911 and feel strongly about the issue, it is just as important for you to voice your opinion by going to the polls as it is for those of us who do support it. Earlier this week we heard the President speak about the “glitches” associated with the rollout of the ACA. I guess if you can’t get through the website, you need to call an 800 number. I tried two or three times on the web to see what was what, but never got far before I was told to please wait. Oh well. Let’s wait and see what happens. Some predict the president himself will grant a one year delay to individuals if these glitches aren’t fixed by the end of the year. Others think the fines won’t be in play this year for those who aren’t enrolled. It’s a waiting game. And I think I can be pretty patient. Final thoughts: “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference.” ~ Reinhold Niebuhr

Ralls County 911 Board... Continued from front solicited bids for dispatching Ralls County emergency calls until the building is open again. Marion County was the only bid received. Other agencies had been called but could not bid due to the complexity of the situation and equipment issues. Marion County bid $375,000 for a one-year contract. They also bid on a two-year and three-year contract. Hall mentioned that Marion County had done some “housekeeping” chores that had been neglected that were over and beyond the basic bid for dispatching calls. Getting three years of MULES records brought up to date and getting the Wireless Phase II operation up and going being two of the major services provided. He reiterated, “Even with the passing of sales tax it will take 9-12 months for Ralls to get up and going.” The bid is good for 45 days and the board decided to table the Marion County proposal until the November election. There was considerable discussion on how to make the citizens of Ralls County aware of the dire need

for the sales tax increase. Board member Sandy Lanier reported that qualifications for the new director and the interview procedure would be finalized by the November meeting. On Monday, Oct. 21, Sandy Lanier and Jan Golian, 911 board members clarified some points about the sales tax increase. • First of all it is a sales tax increase that will raise the county sales tax onehalf cent. This is NOT a property tax increase. You will pay this additional tax on goods you purchase from the grocery stores, feed stores, downtown businesses and restaurants within Ralls County. • 911 board members are currently seeking interested applicants for a Ralls County 911 Director position pending the passage of the Nov. 5 sales tax increase. One person has already contacted board members. The committee will meet on Oct. 28 to finalize the qualifications for the director and the process for hiring the director. • If Ralls County wants 911 services housed in their own facility and to have their own director, it is im-

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perative that every eligible voter gets out and votes YES on the one-half cent sales tax increase. There are 33 yearly payments of $30,000 left to make on the 911 facility. • Ralls County citizens can regain local control of its 911 services and can have the best service it ever had. Regaining our local facility will provide 1215 dispatching jobs and a Director’s job. One-on-one contact with county firemen, police officers and Sheriff ’s deputies will make a close-knit unit with all emergency service agencies. • Why is the Ralls County 911 in such dire straits now? Simply put it is because while the cost of day to day operation remained steady or increased slightly the sales tax decreased every year since 2008. Revenue could not keep up with the cost of operations. It is essential that the sales tax be increased. • Bottom line --- If the sales tax does not increase 911 services will no longer be housed in the 911 facility. Ralls County will no longer have local control of those services.

Fall Fallage I spent most of last Sunday getting ready for winter. Dug the glads. Dug the cannas. Pulled the garden irrigation pump out of the pond and stored it in the barn. I am not alone in my preparation for the anticipated future. Trees are adorning themselves with brightly colored leaves to add splendor to house gutters. Birds are grouping for their mass transit south. (Where do the Capistrano swallows spend the winter? And is their arrival at that location as heralded? Likewise, I assume with our Missouri buzzards.) Squirrels have stored nuts, crickets have sought out hearths, and ladybird beetles will soon seek out their winter habitat soon as well. If plants, basic indigenous fauna, and humans who are not so mesmerized by an electronic image that they do not experience the existence of a world independent of “scrolliosis,” can recognize the approach of impending situations, why can’t the “high maintenance” parasites in government ? Is a lobotomy required by both national political committees before they will promote a candidate? Lately, it seems that the Republican Party is suffering from a case of “high tea.” No, that’s a social custom of the Brits. Maybe too much of that underarm stuff. Believe me, our government doesn’t need any Cealis. They’re always ready. Take, for example, the “clean” bill to end the shutdown. Transcribed into the infinite muddle of Pelosi-isms, “What difference does it make? Why are we talking about this? …I’m not asking anybody to vote for this bill on its merits.” (Isn’t that what we pay these people to do to protect the welfare of their employers? “Us.”) What Representative Pelosi means is that: there’s a language allowing more spending for a lock in Dick Durbin’s sector of the Ohio River; money to rebuild Colorado roads; help for veterans’ affairs; and 2.9 billion for the Olmstead Lock on the Ohio River. We did save the “cost of living” pay raise to the annual $174,000 Congressional salary. (Plus extras for committees, attending White House meetings, fact-finding excursions, and “dinners.”) So I guess the Democrats will pay whatever they have to Republicans to get them to vote their way. Now that’s really budget-conscious. And, speaking of budget and taxpayer money, who’s paying for all the extra help they’re calling in to fix the dysfunctional Obamacare computer program? Oh, we’ll just borrow it from China. We’re already borrowing money from them to pay the interest on the debt we already owe them. “The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the U.S. government cannot pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our government’s reckless fiscal policies. Increasing America’s debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that “the buck stops here.” Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better.” (Ahem) Senator Cruz? Ryan? Not even close. Tea Party extremist? You make the call. Senator Barack H. Obama: address to the U.S. Senate, 16 March, 2006. Grover Norquist would be so proud.

Same Question

Chad Troutwine, movie producer and entrepreneur from Malibu, California, Holmes Osborn III, son of the movie actor and well known financial advisor now living in Lee’s Summit, and Dr. Steven Hackley, my son, Professor at University of Missouri at Columbia all asked the same question in reference to my article on Betty Peterson Blasco who wrote the lyrics to “My Happiness”. The question was “Did she write anything else?” I called her son Allen Blasco, himself a musician who has written dozens of numbers and is the leader of both Neon Blue, a rhythm and blues band that performs at conventions and casinos, and River Rock Band, an instrumental group, two of the best bands in Kansas City. Allen, who lives in Blue Springs, says his mother wrote more than a hundred other songs, including “I Want It in Black and White” and “Sailing Over a Moonbeam”. None would match the success of “My Happiness”. I made a mistake on my tattoo article. New military regulations do not require the removal of tattoos below the elbow, knees, and above the neckline by people in the military now. They are exempt by a grandfather clause. Veterans News reports tattoo parlor around military bases are swamped by soldiers who want additional tattoos before the new regulation becomes effective. I received a lot of response about the article. Weldon Woodward from Levasy is my authority on tattoo lampshades. His father helped liberate Buchenwald, a Jewish concentration camp during World War II. His father related to him that besides lampshades, they also made wallets and purses from tat-

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50 Year Reunion, left to right: First row - Wallace Hart, Joyce Marilyn Mecklin (Love), Amy Ann Foutes (Utterback), Anna Lee Keithley (Long). Second row - Jeanie Gay (Chipman). Linda Timbrook (Tapley), Jane Harrison (Bird), Sharalyn Johnson (Noland), John Mosley, Jim Berry. Third row - Junior Gillenwater, Stan Smith, Linda Clark (Northcutt), Donna Coons (Epperson), Carol Ann Huffarth (Klawonn),Eileene Palmer (Rohning), Bill Powell, Jerry Hildebrand, Mac Boiling. Back Tom Asquith, Donald Walton, John Crockett, Mel Brashears, Mike Johnson, Sam Leake, and Chester Palmer. We remembered our classmates that are no longer with us. A special thanks to Mel Brashears for providing a great program. It included school pictures to current family photos, 50”s and 60”s music, cars and events of our era. It made much conversation and memories for us and our guest. GREAT JOB MEL.

Rep. Hansen Secures $1 million for Pike-Lincoln Technical Center In a press release Friday Representative Jim Hansen (R-Frankford) announced that he had successfully secured $1 million to rebuild the local Pike-Lincoln Technical Center after it was destroyed by a fire in 2011. Hansen said this is the result of a “large bi-partisan effort” and gave special thanks to Rep. Chris Kelley (D-Columbia) and Rep. Ed Schieffer (DTroy) for working with Hansen to see the money worked into the budget. “I consider this to be my greatest achievement this legislative session,” said Hansen. “Working together with members on both sides of the aisle, Senator Munzlinger, Governor Nixon and Superintendent Mark Harvey was key to seeing this become a reality.” Hansen readily admits, however, it wasn’t accomplished without a long fight and plenty of hiccups along the way. “Persistence” Hansen said was the key to getting it done. “You know, it was tough even getting the funding worked into the budget bill. Once that bill was vetoed it would

have been easy to give up. Mark [Harvey] and I never lost sight of the vision though. We worked to achieve a bipartisan override of the vetoed funding.” But that battle didn’t end there for Hansen. “The Governor announced the day after the override that he was going to withhold the funding. But when the Governor recently came to my district to speak about the Missouri Works program, at the Buckhorn plant in in Ralls County, I saw the opportunity to once again make the case for Pike-Lincoln. After his conference I pulled the Governor aside and we had a great dialogue about the Technical Center and its needs.” Hansen credits that conversation to the release of the funds, which occurred a few days later. “On behalf of the students that attend the Pike-Lincoln Technical Center (PLTC) and the patrons of the Clopton School District, I would like to thank all those involved for the bipartisan support that made this endeavor possible,” Superintendent Mark Har-

vey said. “The tradition of excellence in career and technical education at Pike-Lincoln Technical Center will continue, thanks to the bipartisan support at the state level of government. This was a key piece of legislation and could be construed as true teamwork at all levels of government. Thanks to Representative Jim Hansen for the role that he played in initiating the legislation.” Hansen, however, says Harvey deserves much of the credit. “Mark made numerous trips to the Capitol to meet with other Representatives, including the Speaker of the House Tim Jones, as well as members of the Senate. He proved to be an invaluable resource providing the facts and figures needed to make the case for the Technical Center. Mark was always a phone call or an email away and I look forward to continuing the great working relationship we have developed. His persistence and determination were key in seeing this through to the end,” Hansen concluded.

Skeeter dropped the wood into the box and saw that Lady was out from under the bed and eating, and saw the grease on the food and knew what had happened. He looked a long time at Uncle Jesse and the old man felt guilty. “The bacon dripping can was too full,” he explained. “So I gave her a little bit. Grease will make her hide slick. Good for the natures, too.” “Is that the way to train a dog? Me trying to learn her to do right and you up and give her bacon grease. Is that right?” “No, I reckon not.” The old man felt sheepish and would not look at the boy. “Didn’t mean to butt in. Just sort of felt sorry for her. Hungry and hiding under the bed and a dead rat around her neck.” “I’m glad you did it. It’s all right as long as I didn’t do it She’s got to know that I won’t stand for no messing around.” He got some hickory nuts and cracked some for the old man and mashed them and the old man ate them and then the night things came out, calling and crying, and the whip-poor-wills calling from the ridge and the swamp squirming in its sleep. “Like me to read to you?” the boy asked. “Know you’re tired and I’ll read ‘til you get sleepy, if you want or som’n like that.” The boy went over to a stack of old magazines that Cash Evans had brought out weeks before and he fingered through them, the picture

magazines and sports magazines and many other kinds. “Do you want I should read about the Space Man?” He had picked up a comic book. “You know—about that fellow who can turn hisself into a big solid gold bird. Big’n a buzzard and fly over mountains and things like that. Want me to read about him?” The Space Man?” “Never mind. Can’t nothing turn itself into som’n like that.” “Snollygosters do. Into frogs. Tadpoles and snollygosters turn into frogs.” “That’s different. So let’s have us one about cowboys. You know me. Just naturally cotton to cowboys.” Skeeter found a western story magazine that was dirty and dogeared and splotched with grease where it had laid on the counter of Cash Evans’ store. He thumbed through it to a likely-looking story and went back to the table and pulled the lamp close to the edge of the table and began reading, and he thanked the Lord that most of the words were easy. Uncle Jesse slouched in his chair and puffed his pipe and took in the beauty of the words he did not understand, the words about marvels that only his fancy could picture; the prairies so different from the swamp and so far away. The hard dry gulches, the brave men, the brave land— the never-felt land of his own boyhood dreams. Out there the winds sang high and free. Thus the words said. Here in his world the

Jack Remembers

winds hummed and sobbed, crying for something that had no answer—like something never seen but only felt and this something touching the strings to the heart of an unlettered old man who could not speak the things he felt and who felt them all the more because he could not speak them: the aching hurt of being old and the happy sorrow of watching a boy grow up and knowing that he, too, must wear a symbol around his neck, that he, like all men, must carry some foul thing forever, some weakness—and also knowing that some day the swamp winds, the home sounds so long remembered, would feel for the strings to the boy’s heart and bring forth only the echo of the melody of what used to be— the beauty of the sprouting years, the hope of longing, then the misery of loving something that must grow old; all this the mystery that the old man felt and could not say, this miracle of man’s life on God’s earth. The boy stumbled on a word and Uncle Jesse opened his eyes and then the boy struggled through the word and the old man nodded approval and closed his eyes again, and his mind unshackled itself from its gloom and soared free to the big mountains that had snow on them, to the land where grass was belly deep; and he believed it all, every sound of it.

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tooed skin. Recent surveys estimate 40% of the population in the United States between the ages of 18 and 40 have tattoos. 52% are women and 48% men. 17% regret having gotten a tattoo. Our young people need to be told that 100% of the Jews in Buchenwald regretted being tattooed. Jack can be reached at PO Box 40, Oak Grove, MO 64075, or Visit Soil Health/ Cover Crop Workshop November 7th, 2013 at the USDA-NRCS Elsberry Plant Materials Center and American Legion Hall USDA USDA-NRCS and Lincoln County SWCD Registration - $12 (includes lunch) Registration at Elsberry PMC field site located on Hatfield Road (See Map)


Tour of CC Studies and Demo Plots


36 Cover Crop Species Planted at 6 Different Planting Dates, Slake Test and Rain Simulator— Keith Berns, Doug Peterson, Ron Cordsiemon, Jerry Kaiser, and Allen Casey Travel to American Legion Hall (See Map)


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Retired Veterinarian speaks to Science Class...


Dr. Author Griswold, from rural Paris, spoke to Miss Allison Allgood’s Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEAM), class Oct. 8. The Van-Far middle school Science students were 8th graders. Dr. Griswold is a Graduate of the University of Missouri and practiced in the Paris area for many years. Griswold stressed the importance of staying focused on your goals when you are in middle school. He spoke on his desire to become a veterinarian and the classes required in high school and college to be successful in his career. Dr. Griswold has served on the Paris RII School Board of Directors, Mark Twain Country Club Board, and is a charter member of Paris Lions Club. He and wife, Joyce, are parents of a Son, Michael, and a daughter Suzanne, and have six grandchildren. Dr. Griswold is a Master Gardener and apiarist.

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Re: Ralls County 911 Center The residents of Rails County will be voting on Tuesday, Nov. 5, to determine whether or not to increase the sales tax for the Ralls County 911 Center from 1/2 cent to 1 cent. If the sales tax increase passes, the Rails County Center will be able to hire a full-time director, train staff while paying adequate salaries to attract and keep the best dispatchers, and provide all Rails County residents with the best emergency response possible. If the tax does not pass, the Rails County 911 Center will remain closed and all services will be provided by the Marion County 911 Center out of Hannibal at a cost of $375,000 a year. That means the current Rails County building on which we still owe a huge sum of money will set empty and the equipment in it will not be used. The jobs and our Rails County tax money will be going to Marion County. Is that what we want here in Ralls County? Do we want to see our 911 Center closed? Do we want to see our jobs and our tax money going to Marion County? Please vote Tuesday, Nov. 5, and vote YES so we can maintain our Rails County 911 Center here in Ralls County. Sincerely, Mary Jane White



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Hutchinson Homemakers hear from Troy Vaughn

The Hutchison Homemakers Club met on Tuesday, Oct. 1, at the Hootenanny, with Paula Hodges as Hostess. Call to order was given by President Leota Shoemyer. She led the club in the Pledge of Allegiance. Devotional was given by Clara Long, “The Four Agreements” by Don Miguel Ruiz. Roll call was “How have any of the wars affected you?” Answering the roll call were: Marge Caldwell, Debbie Baker, Judy Dean, Paula Hodges, Clara Long, Cheryl Vaughn and welcomed new member Cindy Simpson. Thought for the day by Paula Hodges: Success is: at age 2 success is…having teeth; at age 4 success is….not piddling in your pants; at age 12 success is….having friends; at age 17 success is….having a drivers license; at age 35 success is….having money; at age 50 success is….having money; at age 70 success is….having a drivers license; at age 75 having success is….having friends; at age 77 success is having teeth; and age 80/90 success is….not piddling in your pants! New business: Wayne Zumbalt has asked the Hutchison Homemakers to once again combine with him to present a musical program at the Tri County Nursing Home, in Vandalia, program to begin at 1:30 p.m., on Nov. 5. The club will meet at the Firebrick Restaurant, in Vandalia, at 11:30 a.m., on Nov. 5. Leota reminded us to please bring canned food for the December meeting. Hostess prize was won by Judy Dean. Game: Blackout Bingo was enjoyed by all because everyone won a prize. PROGRAM: Nothing is more heroic than parents or spouses knowing that their sons daughters or spouse is actively involved in an ongoing war. War is usually ordered by the President, and whether the soldier agrees or not with the reasons for war, he’s ready to give up his life or parts of his body because he believes in duty. Such a man is Troy Vaughn, son of Cheryl Vaughn, Perry and Gene Vaughn, Jefferson City. All are heroes. Cheryl because she knows that at any time she may get the word of her son’s death or traumatic injury and she quietly worries daily. Troy is a hero because he believes in freedom and duty. After first serving in

the Missouri National Guard, Troy decided to pursue the regular Army. He wanted to experience all aspects of the service. His feeling was that although he would someday like to be an officer, he ever wanted to be in a position to ask something of someone that he had not personally experienced. While at Fort Drum he decided to apply for Ranger School at Fort Benning, Ga. He completed his training and applied to Special Forces at Fort Bragg, N.C. He studied Arabic and was assigned to 3rd Group whose area of Responsibility is Africa. At Fort Sam Houston, Texas, he completed his studies in medicine where he received his BS degree and later his Masters. At Camp Bullis, in San Antonio, he conducted training for doctors and nurses who were leaving for their duty in the war zone. After 15 months he rejoined the 3rd Group where he soon became part of the Joint Task Force. The JCOM is a highly specialized group made up of AFSOC, the Navy Seals (Seal Team 6) Night Stalkers, Helicopter pilots that fly Chinooks, Black Hawks and “Little Bird” the smallest helicopters and the Army Delta Forces. According to Gen. Hugh Shelton this group is, “the ace in the hole. If you need someone that can sky dive from thirty miles away and go down the chimney of the castle and blow it up from the inside—these are the guys you want to call on. They are the quiet professionals. They do it, and do it well, but they don’t brag about it.” This group is under the direct orders of the Department of Defense and the President. Some of the medals and achievement awards Troy has received in order of their importance are: Soldiers Medal, three Bronze Stars; Defense Meritorious Service Medal; Air Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medan and many other medal of recognition. The Hutchison Club is proud to call Troy Vaughn both son and hero. Announcements: Judy Dean will host the Homemakers at the Firebrick Restaurant in Vandalia on Nov. 5, at 11:30 a.m. Paula will give the devotional. There were no further announcements.

The November meeting of Marion/Ralls Retired Teachers Association will be at the Nutrition Center at 10 a.m., on Tuesday, Nov. 5. The guest speaker will be Keith Kohne from the FBI who will speak on the topic of “How to Keep Seniors From Being Scammed.” We will also have a guest from the Jefferson City C.L.A.I.M. Office to address Medicare concerns. Members are also asked to bring a bag of candy to be distributed in the area schools in celebration of National Education Week.

This meeting also marks the end of our group participating in the KIDS in Motion shoe collection. If you have shoes you wish to donate please bring them to our Tuesday, Nov. 5 meeting.

November retired teachers meeting Nov. 5

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Perry Christian Church

Olive and Lucille Norton choose a pumpkin from Miss Patti’s Pumpkin Patch. RCHE PHOTO

“Only Trust Him” was sung by the choir to open the worship service for the Perry Christian Church on Sunday, Oct. 20. Pastor Todd gave the welcome and call to worship. Monday Bible Studies will be the Book of Micah. There will be a Fund Raising Meeting this week, a Trivia Night for February will be discussed. The St Williams Ladies Salad Supper is Thursday night. Several CWF ladies attended a play, “The Basement Church Ladies” on Saturday at the Maple Leaf Theatre in Macon. They reported a very enjoyable day. To honor our pastor on Pastor Appreciation Day the youth presented the program “Youth Pray for Wisdom” Justin Pickard led the call to worship.. Our Praise Hymn was “All in All”. Today is Irene Parks birthday and the Todd’s anniversary. Georgia Belshe will have a birthday on October 29. Pastor Todd led the Morning Prayer. “Take Time to Be Holy” was the Prayer Hymn responding with “Let The Words of My Mouth”. Needing prayer are Juanita McGee, Margarethe Price, Betty Scherder, Olivia Berghager, Carol Watkin, Gene and Carol Krigbaum Pastor Todd’s meditation for communion included a video tape on “What is a Church?” “They’ll Know We Are Christians” was sung. Arlen Provancha and Joyce Coleman gave the elder’s prayers. Deacons were Warren Hetrick, Tom Hurley, David and Wyatt Lewellen. The special music had Arlen singing “You Can”t Get to Heaven” to his choir of Joanna Todd, Justin, Daniel and Jacob Picard. The children’s moment was about the children giving back to the congregation and they had treats for everyone. Luke 18:1-8 was read by Justin. “Mean What You Pray” was the sermon given by Joanna. As she prayed the Lord’s Prayer, Arlen was the Voice of God leading her to understand the deeper meaning of this prayer. The Invitation hymn was “Is My Name Written There”.. Pastor Todd dismissed us, inviting everyone to the dinner following the service. “So Send I You” was the closing hymn.

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Jacob Ross carries his pumpkin from Miss Patti’s Pumpkin Patch. RCHE PHOTO

Ralls SWCD announces Nov. 1 State Cost Share Sign up

The Ralls County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) will start State Cost Share Sign-up Nov. 1, 2013 through Nov. 30, 2013. The District is initiating sign-ups due to the limited amount of Cost Share funds and the high demand for assistance. The Ralls SWCD Board of supervisors will evaluate the requests and allocate the funds based on the greatest resource need in order to get the most conservation applied on the land for the dollar. Wheat ground and set aside land are priorities. Landowners who are planning to construct conservation practices between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015 and want to use state cost share assistance are required to sign-up during this period. Only assistance requests received during this sign-up period will be considered for cost share. Conservation practices currently available for cost share assistance include Terraces, Sod waterways, Diversions, Permanent Vegetative Cover Establishment, Critical Area Seeding, Water Impoundment Reservoirs, and Water and Sediment Control Basins. New cost-share practices that may be available are: Grazing Management practices and Sensitive Areas Well Decommissioning. If you do not sign-up in November 2013, you will not be eligible for fiscal year 2015 funds. To get your farm or a farm you operate on the signup list, stop by the USDA-NRCS/SWCD office at 17623 Hwy. 19, Suite 3, New London, MO. Office Hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays, or call 573-985-8611, Ext. 3 The state cost-share program is funded by the onetenth of 1% sales tax for State Parks and Soil Tax and administered by Ralls County Soil and Water Conservation District.

Pastor David Todd

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. “Learning to Lean on Jesus” as the prelude. The call to worship and responsive reading followed. The hymn of praise was “Let There Be Peace on Earth.” The Invocation was given and all recited the Lord’s Prayer in unison. “What a Friend We Have in Jesus” was the worship hymn. Joys and concerns were heard. Prayers are asked for the Musgroves, Vernon Murphy, Maggie DeLaporte, George Birkhead, Norman Harlow Gene Cole, and those unable to worship with us today. Silent and pastoral prayers were followed by the choral response. The meditation and words of institution were given in preparation for Holy Communion. The communion hymn was “Fill My Cup, Lord.” Elder Gaylord Winders offered prayer. Serving were Connie Ballard, Roger Stout, Dave Jarman and Bobbe Winders. The offertory sentence, receiving of the tithes and offerings, doxology and prayer of dedication followed. Scripture today was from Psalms 51:1-4. Pastor Day’s message was “Have Mercy on Me O God.” The hymn of invitation was “Sweet, Sweet Jesus.” Benediction, choral response and postlude closed the services. Barb Eddy and Becky Jarman were greeters, Roger Stout lit the candles, and Marilyn Ogle and Bobbe Winders prepared communion. The thought for the week is, “One act of kindness, one act of real usefulness is worth all the abstract sentiment in the world.” Ann Radcliffe

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Obituaries ✝

R. Vernon “Murph” Murphy 1938-2013

R. Vernon “Murph” Murphy, 75, of New London, died at 7:31 a.m., Monday, Oct. 21, 2013 at his home. Mr. Murphy was born Aug. 9, 1938, in New London, to Margaret Estelle Murphy Lawson. He was married to Julia Mae Green on Nov. 26, 2005, in New London. She survives. Other survivors include five children, Bobby Joe Johnson, Toni Murphy, Darryl Murphy (Toni) Cathy Murphy and Erica Murphy, one step-daughter, Tia Cartmill, one sister, T. Juanita Allison (Carl) of New London, two step-sisters; four grandchildren, Toreelyn Murphy, Nickolas Murphy, Bobby Johnson, Jr. and Ty Murphy, two step-grandchildren, Justin Cartmill and Knya Cartmill, one step-greatgrandson, Jayceon Lewis, and nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his mother, step father; Edward Lawson, four brothers and one step brother. Mr. Murphy was a United States Army Veteran. He previously worked as a supervisor at Titan Wheel. Mr. Murphy loved the Dallas Cowboys and enjoyed sports. He also liked NHRA racing and college sports, especially the Missouri Tigers. He was a member of the

R. Vernon “Murph” Murphy

Second Christian Church of New London. Funeral Services will be at 1 p.m., Friday, Oct. 25, at the Second Christian Church, in New London. Rev. Faye Vaughn will officiate. Burial with Full Military Honors by Emmette J. Shields American Legion Post #55 will be at Pleasant View Cemetery in New London. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m., Thursday, at the James O’Donnell Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Benevolent Society at the Second Christian Church. Pallbearers will be Steven Perkins, Casey Minter, Henry Erby, Rodney Wells, Eddie Padilla, and Reginald Burton. Online condolences may be made and video tribute may be made at

Perry First Baptist Church

Int. Pastor Willis Jones

Sunday school opened with prayer given by Ronnie Rouse and breakfast was served by Carol Kirtlink and Peggy Black. Brian Meranda opened with announcements and prayer of thanks and praise. The lesson was on “The Power to Meet Needs.” When we provide food for hungry people, we often have, and can, have the opportunity to share the Gospel with them. John 6:1-71 Jesus sees the need to help his hungry people. Jesus fed over 5000 people with 5 barley loaves and 2 fish given to him by a little boy. He shared the Gospel from John 6:26-31. Anyone who believes has eternal life. Jesus sacrificed himself for our sins and salvation. Church services opened with Meranda giving announcements and prayer. Carol Billett and Jenny Johnson led the music with “We’ll Understand It By and By” and “When We All Get to Heaven.” Interim Pastor Willis Jones led the pryer for the lozt. Music continued with “When the Roll IS Called Up Yonder” and offertory hymn “Sweet By and By.” Servers were Brian Meranda and Derek Meranda. Interim Pastor Jones gave the message from Romans 12:1-21. Let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Transform yourself to be more humble. Lift each other up. Transform how you deal with non-Christians and your enemies. Ephesians 2:8-9 For by grace are ye saved through faith, and not of yourselves, it is the gift og God. Not of works lest any man should boast. Romans 12:19 Never avenge yourselves. Leave that to God. For it is written. “I will take vengeance; I will repay those who deserve it,” says the Lord. If people in the church treated each other with the love and respect the Lord says we should treat each other, then people in America and in the world would see millions turn to Jesus Christ. The invitational hymn was “Just As I Am.” Ronnie Rouse gave the closing prayer.

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James (Jim) H. Hunsaker 1949-2013

James (Jim) H. Hunsaker, 64, of Ralls County, Missouri and formerly of Palmyra, passed away peacefully at 2 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013 at his home with his wife by his side. Mr. Hunsaker was born at home, June 14, 1949, in Shelbyville, to Percy G. “Doc” and Martha Goodwin Hunsaker. He was married to Ann Maria Litteken Maddock in June of 2001. She survives. They first met at the Palmyra Fall Festival in 1964. They were high school sweethearts and after going their separate ways, got back in touch in 1996. Other survivors include two children, Ryan Hunsaker (Rev. Linda) of Bettendorf, Iowa, Stacy Florea (Jeremy) of Durham, step children, Jessica Schick (Robert) of Davidsonville, Md., Rebecca Maddock of Granite City, Ill., grandchildren and step grandchildren, Hannah and Jazlen Hunsaker, Autumn and Hunter Florea, Dylan Schick, Angela and Cameron Griffing, his aunt, Dorothy Foglesong of Taylor, numerous cousins, and special cousins including; Mary “Sis” Walker and Rodney and Larry Wells, adopted daughter; Diane Crane and adopted mom; Donna Brikley as well as many close friends. He is preceded in death by his parents. Mr. Hunsaker was a graduate of Palmyra High School Class of 1967. He was a United States Army Veteran. He served during Vietnam for 15 months. In 1974 he was recognized as a Distinguished Citizen in Who’s Who in Missouri and in 1976 was recognized with a plaque as one of America’s Outstanding Citizens. Over the years Jim had worked for Palmyra Livestock, Harris Chevrolet, Hannibal Farm

James (Jim) H. Hunsaker

Supply and the Treasure Chest. He opened the first Kent Feed Store in Palmyra and also ran an Auction House, the J & S Store (used furniture) and Hunsaker Auction Services. In 1997, Jim moved to Roswell, GA and was employed by both Kmart and Kroger in Alpharetta, GA until moving back to New London, in November of 1999. In 2003 he and his wife Maria opened the J & M Sales Store in New London, the store remained open until July 2007. Jim loved flea markets and auctioneering. He especially enjoyed helping people. Jim also enjoyed fishing and visiting with his grandkids and friends. Memorial Services will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 26, at The United Pentecostal Church in Palmyra. Rev. Robert Axton and Rev. Jeff Voepel will officiate. The James O’Donnell Funeral Home in Hannibal is in charge of arrangements. Visitation will be from 10 a.m., until the time of services Saturday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Judes Children’s Hospital or the Wounded Warrior project in care of the James O’Donnell Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at www.

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Mark F. Large 1950-2013

Mark F. Large, 63, of Hannibal, died at 11:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, at his home. Mark was born March 30, 1950, in Hannibal to John Franklin and Ruth Adeline Reddick Large. Survivors include two brothers, Montie Large (Stacy), Hannibal, Martie Large (Julie), Hannibal, and two sisters, Cheryl Lee (Bob), New London, and Marla Hatton (Bill), Hannibal. Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews. Mark was preceded in death by his mother and his special friend, Teresa Jackson. Mark was a veteran of the United States Army. He was a retired carman for the Burlington Northern Sante Fe Railroad. He loved to collect arrowheads and old bottles. Mark also enjoyed riding his Harley and spending time with his loving companion and pet dog, “Sadie”. He was a Catholic by faith. Funeral Services were at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 16, at the James O’Donnell Funeral Home in Hannibal. Father Mike Quinn officiated. Burial with full military honors by Emmette J. Shields

Mark F. Large

American Legion Post #55 was at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, in Hannibal. Visitation was from 6-8 p.m., Tuesday at the James O’Donnell Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Community Loving Care Hospice. Pallbearers were Bob Lee, Bill Hatton, Martie Large, Cheryl Lee, Marla Hatton, and Terry Reeves. Honorary pallbearers were Montie Large, Chad Hatton, Andy Hatton, Eric Hatton, Bryon Lee, Shane Lee, Brady Hatton and Troy Roland. Online condolences may be made and video tribute may be made at

South Fork Presbyterian Pastor John Grimmett The Sunday,, Oct. 20 services at South Fork Presbyterian church began with Patti Grimmett playing “He Leadeth Me” on the piano followed by Debbie Carey leading in song to “Love Lifted Me”, “Make Me a Channel of Blessing”, “Lord Speak to Me” and “3 Fold Amen”. Pastor John Grimmett led the Responsive Reading from Psalm 146 with prayer for Sherry Graupman; Bob; Bryan Carey; Albert Sinclair; and the beauty of the world, announcing that the Santa Fe Christian Church Lord’s Acre Sale is Nov. 2 and all said the Lord’s Prayer. Patti played guitar and sang “Jesus, All For Jesus”. The message “Faith Alive” was based on scripture from James 2:14-19 where Jesus was always doing something healing; feeding; serving; showing love by what He did. What good is faith if you do nothing? Saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ... Each one of us should serve one another by the gifts given by God. Think about how we live as Christians - every day there is an opportunity to show God’s grace. Show you love to someone else - if you see a need and do nothing, it does no good! We are saved by God’s grace - serve other people - be kind - Use what God has given you and serve the world! Kaylee Beckham led the Offertory as Patti played “Have Thine Own Way Lord” and all sang the “Doxology”. Patti played “All the Way My Savior Leads Me” as all retired in fellowship. Services are held every Sunday at 9 a.m. and all are encouraged to come hear the word of the Lord. What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? Can faith save him? James 2:14

New London Forget-Me-Not Senior Citizens Friday, Oct. 25

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

I would like to thank everyone who called me and sent cards to me during my illness. It was greatly appreciated.

Pat Calhoun

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RALLS COUNTY FARM/RECORDS Tips For Choosing the Right Equipment

Charles Holland Business Development Specialist Purchasing the right piece of equipment can save you money and time, but before you buy, please think carefully and use solid purchasing practices to make the correct choice. 1. Understand the basics of the equipment. Know the features and the benefits and the applications. This will assist you in comparing products. 2. Learn the options and how the options will deliver the benefits you seek. Are there any draw backs. 3. Finding the value of a product is one, but look at the dealer. Your experience can deeply be impacted by the dealer. Find the dealer you are comfortable and believe will give you the best service. 4. Assess your needs. How will this be used? Will it do exactly what is needed? Is it easy to use? Is it cost effective? 5. If it requires technology, will it communicate with your current equipment and applications? Choose a product that can be integrated with your current equipment. 6. Think long term. Although, lower priced equipment will look good, its overall lifetime operation costs could cost you more in the end. Initial quality and efficiency along with dealer support can ensure a competitive total cost of ownership. 7. New vs. Used, a big decision is whether to buy new or gently used. After reviewing needs, usage and feature needs, you should be able to know if this is an option. The dealer again plays a big part of the decision. 8. Once you know what you need and want, do you lease or purchase? Purchasing allows for greater control while leasing provides greater flexibility in payments and ability to use newer equipment. Many small business owners have little working capital to pay cash, determining the lease/purchase is a major decision to take full advantage of the new equipment. A good dealer can assist you with financing or lease solutions. Simply, know what you need, know what you can afford and look to make sure your dealer can service the product. This goes for everything from an office copier to a commercial delivery truck. Do not make a choice without thinking about all the options. For more information contact Charles Holland, Business Development Specialist, 660-327-4158 or

Ralls County Health Dept. Affordable Care Act Clinics

Do you have questions about the new Health Insurance Exchanges? Do you know how to choose the best insurance for you and your family? The Ralls County Health Department will be hosting three clinics with a Marketplace Navigator to help you through the maze. Tiffany Coleman-Dade is a Marketplace Navigator which means she has training at the federal level to help people make this transition with the Affordable Care Act. She will be at the Health Dept. on Monday, Nov. 4 from 9-11:30 a.m., Monday, Nov. 18 from 1-3 p.m., and Monday, Dec. 9 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. She will be here to answer questions people have in regards to the marketplace and how it affects them and can also help them enroll if they so choose. Her purpose is education and outreach in an unbiased manner and there is no fee to those seeking answers for her services.

56th Arch United Methodist Church Soup Dinner and Bazaar Saturday, Oct. 26 • 11 a.m.- 7 p.m. Arch United Methodist Church, Highway 61 South Chili or Vegetable Soup, Pie and Drink $6 Adults/ $3 Children Under 10 Holiday Décor/Baked Goods Craft Tables Open at 9 a.m.


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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 Ralls County Clerk Ernest E. Duckworth met in regular session. Besides approving their regular minutes the commissioners accomplished the following: Thursday, Oct. 10 - The Ralls County Commission discussed general road maintenance; The Ralls County Commission signed checks and warrants as listed in the warrant registry; The Ralls County Commission met with Dan Dowling in regards to the County health insurance; The Ralls County Commission received the September sales tax report. A copy was filed in the Clerk’s office; The Ralls County Commission met with Ron Haught and Gerry Dinwiddie in regards to the Sheriff ’s budget. The Commission agreed to amend the Sheriff ’s budget to get through the rest of the year. The Ralls County Commission met with Paula Evans in regards to the Public Administrator’s budget. The Commission agreed to amend Paul’s budget to get her through the rest of the year. The Ralls County Commission met with Ernie Duckworth in regards to the election budget. The Commission agreed to amend the election budget to get through the rest of the year.

Perry City Council Dr. Hagan addresses board

Dr. Warren Hagan spoke at the Perry City Council meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 1 in reference to his request for placement of a billboard. Hagan asked if there was an existing ordinance preventing regulating outdoor billboards. Hagan wants to erect a billboard on the property at 800 East Main owned by Mike Moore. The billboard will promote a bed and breakfast and winery in Florida and also promote the shops in Perry. The council told him there was no ordinance on the books that prohibited such a billboard. John Rogers asked if there was an ordinance against roosters inside city limits. There is a rooster close to his residence that starts to crow at 3 a.m. and he’d like it stopped. The council referred M. Rogers to the police chief. Rick Czerniewski, who operates Taylor Tots 2, asked the council if it would be possible to hold a “Trunk or Treat” event on Halloween evening in the city parking lot between his store and the auto parts store. He will also have a movie projected on the wall of his store. The council voted unanimously to let Mr. Czerniewski to do this. Jeff Arp representing MIRMA presented the city with a $6435 grant to be used to purchase a police car dashboard camera and police station surveillance camera equipment. Bill No. 178 – An ordinance amending section 610.150 entitled “General Prohibition” of the code of ordinances of the City of Perry, Missouri – was introduced and read by title by City Attorney Joe Brannon. The council voted unanimously to pass both the first and second readings. The bill was declared passed and became Ordinance No. 463. Bill No. 179 – An ordinance amending section 610.040 entitled “Fee” of the code of ordinances of the City of Perry, Missouri – was introduced and read by title only by Brannon. The council voted unanimously to pass both the first and second readings. The bill was declared passed and became Ordinance No. 464. Police Chief Brian Hooley presented his monthly report. He reported that the police camera cost $4995 uninstalled and the surveillance camera cost $4080 installed. Hooley also reported that he would like to attend a one-day training session at the Lake of the Ozarks. Hooley reported that the police cars needs tires. The council voted 3-0 to purchase the cameras; to approve expenses relating to the training session on Oct. 17; and to accept the bid from McIntire’s Auto for $499.52 for four speed rated tires. Alderman Barnett abstained. The council approved the building permit for the billboard proposed by Dr. Hagan. Superintendent Don Huff and Building Inspector Matt Hawkins will sign the permit. The council also voted unanimously for Huff to purchase a used Milwaukee impact drill for $200 from John Bell. Huff reported that the homeowner on the corner of Palmyra and South Salling Street is willing to pay half the cost of a culvert in the amount of $560 to prevent further erosion. The city will pay the other half and will install the culvert. The council voted unanimously to do so. The council also voted unanimously to approve the repair Truck 3 with ball joints and brake pads and rotors in the amount of $1069.17; to purchase 4th quarter sewer chemicals in the amount of $2119.00; and to approve McIntire’s bid of $222.81 to replace the upper ball joint on Truck 11. The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 7 p.m.

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Perry Police Report On Sept. 20 at 2:14 p.m. an officer with the Perry Police Department responded to a report of a domestic disturbance. The disturbance was later deemed a civil issue. The Ralls County Sheriff Department and New London Police Department assisted on the incident. On Sept. 23 at 3:12 p.m. an officer with the Perry Police Department stopped a vehicle for speeding. The driver of the vehicle was issued a warning for exceeding the posted speed limit. On Sept. 23 at 3:20 p.m. an officer with the Perry Police Department stopped a vehicle for speeding. The driver of the vehicle was issued a citation for exceeding the posted speed limit. On Sept. 24 at 3:31 p.m. an officer with the Perry Police Department stopped a vehicle for speeding. The driver of the vehicle was issued a warning for exceeding the posted speed limit. On Sept. 24 at 3:46 p.m. an officer with the Perry Police Department stopped a vehicle for speeding. The driver of the vehicle was issued a warning for exceeding the posted speed limit. On Sept. 24 at 3:55 p.m. an officer with the Perry Police Department stopped a vehicle for speeding. The driver of the vehicle was issued a warning for exceeding the posted speed limit. On Sept. 24 at 4:10 p.m. an officer with the Perry Police Department stopped a vehicle for speeding. The driver of the vehicle was issued a citation for exceeding the posted speed limit. On Sept. 24 at 5:57 p.m. an officer with the Perry Police Department stopped a vehicle for speeding. The driver of the vehicle was issued a warning for exceeding the posted speed limit. The officer was assisted by the RSCO. On Sept. 25 at 9:14 a.m. an officer with the Perry Police Department responded to a traffic hazard on Hwy 154 near 27432 Iowa Rd. The complaint was of a horse in the roadway. The horse was re-secured in its enclosure. On Sept. 25 at 3:14 p.m. an officer with the Perry Police Department stopped a vehicle for speeding. The driver of the vehicle was issued a citation for exceeding the posted speed limit. On Sept. 25 at 3:00 p.m. an officer with the Perry Police Department stopped a vehicle for speeding. The driver of the vehicle was issued a warning for exceeding the posted speed limit. On Sept. 26 at 7:54 a.m. an officer with the Perry Police Department stopped a vehicle for speeding. The driver of the vehicle was issued a warning for exceeding the posted speed limit. On Sept. 26 at 9:31 a.m. an officer with the Perry Police Department stopped a vehicle for speeding. The driver of the vehicle was issued a warning for exceeding the posted speed limit. On Sept. 27 at 10:40 a.m. an officer responded to an animal at large call at 112 North Netherlands. On Sept. 27 at 1:27 p.m. an officer responded to a check the wellbeing call of a juvenile. The juvenile was contacted and in the care of the mother. On Sept. 27 at 1:53 p.m. an officer responded to an agency assistance request from the Ralls County Sheriff ’s Office. On Sept. 27 at 3:51 p.m. an officer was contacted due to a possible harassment case. The complainant decided to handle the matter civilly. On Sept. 30 at 9:43 a.m. an officer stopped a vehicle for speeding. The driver of the vehicle was issued a citation for exceeding the posted speed limit. On Sept. 30 at 3:06 p.m. an officer with the Perry Police Department stopped a vehicle for speeding. The driver of the vehicle was issued a warning for exceeding the posted speed limit. On Oct. 1 at 1:23 officer responded to a call to assist the RSCO. The assistance was requested due to possibility of an armed suspect. On Oct. 1 at 6:20 p.m. an officer assisted the RSCO with a domestic disturbance. On Oct. 1 at 9:42 p.m. an officer with the Perry Police Department stopped a vehicle for equipment violation. The driver of the vehicle was issued a warning for exceeding the posted speed limit. On Oct. 2 at 11:34 a.m. an officer received an animal complaint. The owner of the animal was given a warning and agreed to comply with the applicable City Ordinance.


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PAT Big Truck Night, held at the Mark Twain High Campground refunds available due to shutdown School parking lot on Monday, Sept. 30, a huge success!

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers staff at Mark Twain Lake have started working diligently to reopen facilities for the public. Even with the House and Senate voting to reopen the government last Wednesday night, there are several steps that have to be taken before its recreational areas can be used by the public. Rangers will have to thoroughly inspect campgrounds and boat ramps before visitors can return--similar to what they do after severe weather. Rangers will make sure electrical facilities are working, restrooms are in good condition, and in general make sure everything is in order for public safety. If you had reservations at a campsite during the shutdown, you can get a refund online at If you have any issues with

your reservations, the Customer Service number to call concerning this matter is 1-888-4481474. Despite the end of the partial government shutdown, the Halloween Walk (Pumpkin Event) originally scheduled for Oct. 18th & 19th is still cancelled at Indian Creek Campgrounds. The public will not be allowed to walk through the campground as the roadways will remain open for vehicular traffic. Any visitors wishing to enter the campground will be issued a visitor’s pass to a specific campsite only. Although the reopening process just began recently, some campgrounds, ramps and facilities are already being opened for use. If you have any questions or would like a specific update on what is currently open for use, please feel free to call the project office at 573-7354097.

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Klises’ exhibit at State Fair Stetson Klise attended and exhibited at the Missouri State Fair 2013. Stetson started by showing his Angus September 2012 heifer named Clearwater Blackbird 2200.. In the 4-H show she placed eighth in her class and in the open show she placed seventh. He did a great job considering there were over 300 head of Angus this year at the fair. Stetson also showed his Shorthorn at the fair. He started with his September 2012 heifer, WCC American Dream 207Z. She placed fifth in her 4-H class and fifth in her open class. His next class consisted of his May 2012, Sull Bo’s Best 2245 heifer and June 2012 heifer, WCC Lenay’s Cavena 202Z. In the 4-H Class, Bo placed first and Lenay placed second. Bo advanced on to be the Intermediate Division Champion. Lenay was also placed as

the Reserve Intermediate Division Champion. In the open show Bo was the Intermediate Division Reserve Grand Champion and Lenay placed fifth. Stetson’s last heifer to show was his March 2012, CLF Proud Foop 1201 heifer. In the 4-H class she placed first and was the Junior Champion female. In the open show she placed seventh. Stetson also exhibited his March 2013 Bull calf Bayou and his February 2012 Bull Bellringer Dude. At the 4-H show, both bulls placed first in their classes. Bellringer Dude went on to become the Grand Champion 4-H Bull and Bayou was the Reserve Grand Champion 4-H Bull. He swept the show! In the open show Bayou was first in his class and the Junior Bull Calf Champion. Bellringer Dude was second in his class. The Open Shorthorn

Show was a PACE show so several other states were represented. Stetson did a GREAT job representing Ralls County. Bailey Klise attended and exhibited at the Missouri State Fair 2013. Bailey exhibited her March 2013 heifer calf named Miss Snowflake 331. In the 4-H spring heifer class she placed first and she also placed first in the open spring heifer class. Bailey also showed her June 2012 heifer named BK Nicole 201. In the 4-H summer yearling class she placed second and in the open summer yearling heifer class she placed fourth. Bailey did a great job representing Ralls County and her Rocky Point 4-H Club. Stetson and Bailey are the children of Devin and Beverly Klise, New London.

Stetson Klise attended the Shorthorn Junior Nationals in Des Moines, Iowa. Stetson exhibited his February 2012 bull, Bellringer Dude and received third in his class. Stetson also exhibited his May 2012 heifer, Sull Bo’s Best 2245, receiving

fifth in her class. He also showed CLF Proud Fool 1201, his March 2012 heifer. She received eleventh in her class. There were over 700 head of Shorthorns exhibited from 24 states. The junior show is open to kids ages eight to 21 from across the United States

and is held annually. The 2014 show will be held in Louisville, Ky. Stetson is a member of Rocky Point 4-H Club of New London. He is the son of Devin and Beverly Klise of New London and the brother of Bailey.

Bailey Klise was recently recognized by the Missouri Club Calf Association for attending numerous cattle shows from February to August. Bailey showed her June 2012 heifer, BK Nicole 201 and received the honor of 2013 Reserve High Point

Charolais Heifer. Bailey received an embroidered cowhide bag. Stetson Klise was also recognized by the Missouri Club Calf Association. He exhibited his May 2012 heifer, Sull Bo’s Best 2245 from February to August. Stetson was

awarded the 2013 Reserve High Point Shorthorn Heifer. He also received an embroidered cowhide bag. Stetson was also nominated for Rookie of the Year 2013.

The Champ Clark House will host its annual banquet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24 at Bowling Green First Presbyterian Church. This year’s speaker will be Dottie Hungate, co-founder of The Champ Clark House (Honeyshuck). Mrs. Hungate will tell of her years

of working with The Champ Clark House over the years. Champ Clark is best known for his 1912 run for the Democratic presidential nomination, which ultimately went to Woodrow Wilson after a heated convention. Clark etched his mark on history while serving as speaker of the House of Representatives (1911-1919). Thanks to the deeds of the late Hon. Bill Hungate, wife Dottie, the late

Jim Millan - and a bevy of others, Clark’s home was reclaimed and restored. Year 2013 marked the 40th anniversary for the historic house museum, located at 207 East Champ Clark Drive, Bowling Green. Reservations are required for the catered event. The public is invited to attend. To make reservations, call Charlene McCune at 573-324-3154 . For more information, visit http://www.champclark. org/.

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Stetson Klise shows off his cattle at the State Fair and other Shows. SUBMITTED PHOTOS

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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: 9/13 Trower Bros. Farm: 12/13 John & Peggy Hemeyer Farm: 7/14 Sandra Evans Farm: 9/19/14


IN RE: Jerry R. Keim, Trustee of the Jerry R. Keim Revocable Living Trust Dated September 12, 1997 Trustee’s Sale: For default in payment of debt and performance of obligation secured by Deed of Trust executed by Jerry R. Keim, Trustee of the Jerry R. Keim Revocable Living Trust Dated September 12, 1997 dated March 4, 2005 and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of Ralls County, Missouri as Document No.: 2005-35670 the undersigned Successor Trustee, at the request of the legal holder of said Note will on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., (at the specific time of 12:05 p.m.), at the West Front Door of the Court House, City of New London, County of Ralls, State of Missouri, sell at public vendue to the highest bidder for cash the following described real estate, described in said Deed of Trust, and situated in Ralls County, State of Missouri, to wit: LOT EIGHT (8) OF HAGAR’S ACRES, A SUBDIVISION LYING IN THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER (SE-1/4) OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER (SW-1/4) OF SECTION TEN (10), TOWNSHIP FIFTYFIVE (55) NORTH, RANGE SEVEN (7) WEST, RALLS COUNTY, MISSOURI, AND AS SET FORTH ON PLAT FILED OF RECORD ON AUGUST 15, 1996, IN PLAT BOOK (SLIDE) A14A OF THE DEED RECORDS OF RALLS COUNTY, MISSOURI. SUBJECT TO EASEMENTS AS SET FORTH ON THE PLAT THEREOF, AND ALSO SUBJECT TO EASEMENTS AND RIGHTS-OF-


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CLASSIFIED ADS/LEGALS GARAGE SALE BIG 3 FAMILY GARAGE SALE: Rhonda Stout, Eunie and Pam Whitaker. 312 E 2nd St New London. Friday, Oct. 25 4-7:00, Saturday, Oct. 26, 7 a.m. -noon. Lots of Juniors, Misses and Plus Sz Womens clothes, Mens-xl - xxlg, shoes, coats, Table w/4 chairs, Loveseat recliner, recliner, other furniture, sm. appliances, new outdoor cushions, bedding and LOTS of Misc. Rain or shine ......................................43-1t


WAY OF RECORD OR NOT OF RECORD. FURTHER SUBJECT TO RESTRICTIONS AND COVENANTS DATED AUGUST 16, 1996, AND FILED OF RECORD SEPTEMBER 12, 1996, IN BOOK 436 AT PAGES 250+ OF THE DEED RECORDS OF RALLS COUNTY, MISSOURI. to satisfy said debt and cost. MILLSAP & SINGER, P.C., Successor Trustee 612 Spirit Drive St. Louis, MO 63005 (636) 537-0110 File No: 150421.102913.314493 FC


Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, 15 U.S.C. §1692c(b), no information concerning the collection of this debt may be given without the prior consent of the consumer given directly to the debt collector or the express permission of a court of competent jurisdiction. The debt collector is attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Published on: October 3, 10, 17 and 24, 2013 IN THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COURT, RALLS COUNTY, MISSOURI Judge or Division: DAVID C. MOBLEY Case Number: 13RL-PR00056


(Small Estate) To All Persons Interested in the Estate of JAE L. COLEMAN, Decedent. On September 27,2013 a small estate affidavit was filed by the distributees for the decdent under Section 473.097, RSMo, with the Probate Division of the Circuit Court of Ralls County, Missouri. All creditors of the decedent, who died on February 27, 2013, are notified that Section 473.444, RSMo, sets a limitation period that would bar claims one year after the death of the decedent. A creditor may request that this estate be opened for administration. Receipt of this notice should not be construed by the recipient to indicate that the recipient may


possibly have a beneficial interest ill the estate. The nature and extent of any person’s interest, if any, may possibly be determined from the affidavit On this estate filed in the Probate Division of the Circuit Court of Ralls County, Missouri. First date of publication is October 17, 2013. GINA JAMESON, CIRCUIT CLERK By: Karen A. Huff, Deputy Clerk Published on: October 17 and 24, 2013


To all persons interested in the ESTATE OF WILLIAM E. LANE, DECEASED: You are hereby notified that the undersigned Personal Representatives of said estate will file Final Settlement and Petition for Distribution on the 27th day of November, 2013, in the Probate Division of the Ralls County Circuit Court, New London, Missouri, and that any objections or exceptions to such Settlement or Petition or any item thereof must be in writing and filed within twenty (20) days from such date. DEBRA ANN CUPPY and WILLIAM P. LANE PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES BRISCOE, RODENBAUGH & BRANNON Attorneys at Law P. O. Box 446 New London, Missouri 63459 Telephone: (573) 9853411 ATTORNEYS FOR ESTATE FIRST PUBLICATION: October 24, 2013. Published on: October 24, 31, November 7 and 14, 2014


For default in the payment of debts and performance of obligations secured by a Deed of Trust executed by Joseph Q. Turnbull and Amy L. Ehrenreich, dated May 2, 2012 and recorded as Document #2012-51909


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Friday @ 4 p.m. of the Recorder’s Office of Ralls County, Missouri, the undersigned, as successor trustee (the named trustee having refused to act), at the request of the legal holders of the debts will, on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. at the West front door of the Ralls County Courthouse, New London, Missouri, sell at public vendue to the highest bidder, for cash, to satisfy said debts and costs, the realty described in said Deed of Trust, which is located in Ralls County, Missouri, and described as follows: Beginning at the Northwest corner of the Northeast Quarter (NE-1/4) of the Northeast Quarter (NE-1/4) of Section Twelve (12), Township Fifty-Five (55) North, Range Six (6) West, Ralls County, Missouri; thence South a distance of 200 feet, more or less, to a point; thence East a distance of 660 feet, more or less, to a point; thence North a distance of 200 feet, more or less, to a point on the North line of said Section Twelve (12); thence West a distance of 660 feet, more or less, to the point of beginning, and containing Three (3) acres, more or less. ALSO, an easement for ingress and egress 20 feet in width on and over an existing roadway and running in a generally NorthSouth direction from the County Road on the North to a point on the North end of the Northeast Quarter (NE-1/4) of the Northeast Quarter (NE-1/4) of Section Twelve (12), Township Fifty-Five (55) North, Range Six (6) West, and running through the Southeast Quarter (SE1/4) of Section One (1), Township Fifty-Five (55) North, Range Six (6) West, in Ralls County, Missouri, including the right to gravel and maintain said roadway, which easement for ingress and egress shall not be exclusive to the Grantee herein but shall continue to be held and used by Grantors. GARY H. SOKOLIK, Successor Trustee 501 Echo Hill Ct. Ballwin, MO 63021 636/256-6844 Published on: October 24, 31, and November 7, 14, 2013

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ABSENTEE BALLOTS The Ralls County Clerk’s Office will be open Saturday, Nov. 2, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 12 noon for the purpose of absentee voting for the NOVEMBER SPECIAL ELECTION to be held on Nov. 5, 2013 I, Ernest E. Duckworth, County Clerk/Election Authority within and for the county of Ralls do hereby certify the above and foregoing is a true and correct list as certified to me by the above entities for the NOVEMBER SPECIAL ELECTION to be held Nov. 5, 2013. The polling facilities for Ralls County will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I hereunto set my hand and affixed my Seal Done at my office this 27th day of September, 2013. Ernest E. Duckworth (SEAL) Ralls County Clerk & Election Authority

ABSENTEE BALLOTS AVAILABLE FOR THE NOVEMBER 5TH, 2013 SPECIAL ELECTION The Ralls County Clerk’s Office will be open from 8 a.m. to 12 noon, Saturday, November 2nd, 2013 for absentee voting. Applications for an absentee ballot may be made by the applicant in person, by mail, or by their guardian or relative within the second degree by consanguinity of affinity. Each application shall be made to the election authority or the jurisdiction in which the person is or would be registered. Each application shall be in writing and shall state the applicant’s name, address at which he or she is or would be registered, his or her reason for voting an absentee ballot and the address to which the ballot is to be mailed, if mailing is requested. For any absentee ballot to be mailed, the application must be received by the election authority (county clerk) by 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013. Individuals may vote an absentee ballot in person at the Ralls County Courthouse located at: 311 South Main, New London, MO, in the Ralls County Clerk’s Office until 5 p.m. on November 4th, 2013. Ernest E. Duckworth Ralls County Clerk

NOTICE OF NOVEMBER 5TH NOVEMBER SPECIAL ELECTION Notice is hereby given that a Special Election will be held in the County of Ralls on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, between the hours of 6 a.m. and 7 p.m.

ELECTION POLLING PLACES The following locations have been selected as the polling places for the November Special Election to be held Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, in Ralls County Saverton (1-2-3): Saverton Community Church, 12613 Saverton Dr, Saverton, MO. New London (4): Ralls County Courthouse, 311 S Main St, New London, MO. Oakwood (5-6): Altorfer Machinery, 3520 Moberly Dr, Hannibal MO. Center (7-8): Center Town Hall, 101 S Public, Center MO. Liberty (9): Liberty Community Building, 33151 Hwy P, Vandalia MO. Perry (10): Perry City Hall, 127 E Main St, Perry MO. Hassard (11): Hassard Elevator, 11523 Hwy J, Monroe City MO.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC TEST ON VOTING MACHINES The Ralls County Clerk’s Office will hold a Public Test on the voting machines on Friday, Nov. 1, 2013 at 10 a.m. in the basement of the Ralls County Courthouse in New London, MO. The public is invited to attend.


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(Left) Tyler Elledge is chased by multiple Wildcats. (Center) Tyler Elledge makes a 68-yard touchdown run early in the first quarter. (Right) Tyler Elledge on the carry with Brady Hooley #27 providing defense in the Monday, Oct. 21 JV game against the Montgomery County Wildcats. Mark Twain defeated Montgomery County 48-6. (Bottom)The team huddles with Coach Alex Brandenberg. RCHE PHOTOS

Tyler Elledge has 195 yards in return yardage versus Palmyra The Mark Twain Tigers could not generate any offense and fell to powerhouse Palmyra 56-0 in recent football action. One highlight of the game was the return yardage of Tyler Elledge as he returned six balls for 195 yards with a 78 yard return his longest. Dalton Hawkinson and Corey Gilmore led the de-

fense with eight tackles apiece. Trey Arndt added six takedowns and Ethan Clark and Walker Sharp each had five tackles. In other statistical categories: Tyler Elledge led rushers with 4 carries for23 yards and Derrick Boyd led all receivers with 3 catches for 20 yards of real estate. This week the Tigers

travel to South Shelby for their last regular season game. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. Next week begins district play. Team assignments will be decided after regular season play is completed this Friday. District play will taker place on Thursday, Oct. 31. The Tigers will play their game on the road.

By Diana Duckworth, School Counselor New London Elementary staff has announced the names of their August/ September “Habit Heroes”. Students were selected by their teachers for exhibiting one of Steven Covey’s “Seven Habits of Happy Kids” Corbyn Carroll, second grade, was selected after he was caught practicing Habit #1 – Be Proactive. The nomination sheet states, “Corbyn is proactive each and every day. He follows the classroom and hallway expectations even when his teacher is not looking. Corbyn is responsible and chooses his actions and attitude.” Corbyn is the son of Keelie and Eli Carroll of New London and the grandson of Alan Huse, Fred and Lori Pendzinski, and Bub and Starla Carroll. Tasi Minor, kindergarten student, was also selected by living Habit #1 – Be Proactive. His teacher states, “Tasi comes prepared each day. He turns in his folder, completes his work quietly, and is prepared to work on something else while he waits for others to complete their work. Tasi is a leader in kindergarten because he sets an example for our students to follow. Tasi is

respectful and follows expectations in all classes. He is in charge of himself and his actions.” Tasi is the son of Danyell and Mike Davis and the grandson of Dewayne and Lola Patton. Summer Miller was chosen from the third grade as a Habit Hero. She was also caught displaying Habit #1 – Be Proactive. Summer’s teacher stated, “Summer is a very proactive student. She is always cleaning up messes that she did not create, with a happy smile. During a lunch shift, a student spilled a tray. This student left the mess on the floor and walked out the door. Summer was immediately proactive. She asked if she could get the broom and dust pan. Summer swept up the mess and helped to prevent any accidents. Summer is a very proactive third grade leader! “ Summer is the daughter of Courtney Munday of New London and Brent Miller of Hannibal. Her grandmother is Linda Epperson of New London. Grandfathers are Greg Miller and Richard Epperson. Matera Ellis was also chosen as a Habit Hero by being proactive. Her teacher, Mrs. Gottman, states,

“Matera is always prepared and ready to go for small group. I never have to wait on her to begin. She has all materials ready and follows directions the first time.” Matera is the daughter of Cally and Harold Johnston. Her grandparents are Connie Shackelford of Hannibal, Connie Dodd of Hannibal, and Harold and Shirley Johnston of Clinton, Oklahoma. Mallory Daniels, first grade student was selected as a Habit Hero for practicing Habit #6 – Synergizing. Her teacher, Mrs. Herzog, states, “Mallory is a great example of a leader. She is always willing to practice synergy to make a situation better. She is an example to her classmates and loves to help them improve their skills. Whenever she synergizes, we know there will be a great outcome that wouldn’t have happened without her and her partner’s efforts to work together.” Mallory is the daughter of Jodi and Jake Daniels. She is the granddaughter of Richard and Judy Epperson and Joey and Vickie Daniels. Her great-grandmothers are Carolyn Epperson and Mary Spegal. Macey Salter and Tyler Mickels, both fifth graders at New London were also chosen for their ability to synergize. Their fifth grade teachers, Mrs. Lowes and Mr. Hathaway, state: “Macey and Tyler have raised the bar with synergizing. They have worked very well to-

New London “Habit Heroes” Announced

Consumed International Ministries

Trunk or Treat

HALLOWEEN NIGHT • 5-7 P.M. 17067 Sundance Drive New London, MO 63459 (next to Mama Mia’s)

Yard and Bake Sale SATURDAY, OCT. 26 • 8 A.M. 518 Magnolia Ave. Hannibal Mission trip fundraiser for Saverton Community Church

Habit Heroes, left to right: First row - Corbyn Carroll, Tasi Minor, Matera Ellis, and Mallory Daniels. Second row - Tyler Mickels, Macey Salter, Destiny Weber, William Cashel and Summer Miller. SUBMITTED PHOTO

gether for the month of August and September to show students the ropes to buying at the school PBS store. They have shown other leadership qualities by following the SW-PBS expectations while doing the store. They have shown the best way to run our school store is through synergizing.” Macey is the daughter of Mark and Lisa Salter. She is the granddaughter of Jim and Earlene Watkins and Chirley Carroll. Tyler is the son of Alicia Davis and Joseph Mickels. He is the grandson of Steven and Sharon Davis and Ruth Mickels. Destiny Weber was chosen as a Habit Hero for practicing Habit #4 – Think Win-Win. Her classroom

Frankford Volunteer Rural Fire Department

3rd Annual Ham and Bean Lunch Ham and Bean Lunch with Cornbread, Homemade Desserts, Tea and Coffee Frankford Christian Church Sunday, Oct. 27 • 11:30 a.m. -? A goodwill offering will be accepted to help offset expenses. If you have any questions please contact Lisa at (573) 784-2524.

teacher states, “Destiny has shown the habit “Think Win Win” by helping her fellow classmates with their math worksheets. Destiny saw that they were having trouble working out problems and volunteered to help them. Destiny is always willing to lend a hand to other classmates and is a great friend!” Destiny is the daughter of Robin Weber and the granddaughter of Bill and Judy King. William Cashel, fourth grade, was chosen as a Habit Hero for practicing Habit #4 - Think Win

Win. His teacher states, “While in class, William has a very positive attitude. We are working on vowel teams and have set personal goals to see how many we can master. William has gotten 22/25 mastered. His goal is 23. He is very close to making his goal. Instead of feeling defeated, he thinks of the situation positively. He continues to work hard with the promise that he will reach his goal next time.” William is the son of Tammy and William Cashel and the grandson of Chuck and Marsha Smith.

8th A nnual Chris t Open mas House SATURDAY, NOV. 2 • 9 A.M. - 2 P.M. Center Elementary School Gym Tastefully Simple • Thrity-One • It Works • Sharon’s Creations Scholastic Book Fair • Pampered Chef • Scentsy Tiger Cub Booster Club Baked Goodies •Tupperware Crafting with Kathy • Lake Girls Gifts • Shoemyer Creations The Mason Market • Jordan Essentials • Davis Creations Origami Owl •Girl Scout Troop #9355 Elvis Pupsley Snacks, LLC • Chris Cozen Gifts (Hot Wheels)

Lunch will be served by: Girl Scouts Troop #9352

Ralls County Herald Enterprise, Oct. 17, 2013 • Week 43  
Ralls County Herald Enterprise, Oct. 17, 2013 • Week 43