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Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013

Be Aware The Ralls County Head Start visited the volunteer Fire Department, in New London. They visited on Thursday, Oct. 17, and Donnie Epperson showed them around. The Head Start participants all got to spray the hose and check out the trucks while learning about fire safety. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Ralls County Head Start students receive hands on experiences during Safety Week Remember to “Turn Back” your clocks at 2 a.m., on Sunday, Nov. 3.

“STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART” RELAY EVENT

Straight From the Heart in Perry is sponsoring a Miche Party and Fundraiser at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 7, at the store. Come check out the latest in Miche handbags and jewelry. All profits will go to Ralls County Relay for Life. Refreshments served.

PERRY TRUNK & TREAT OCT. 31

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.

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL BANQUET NOV. 5

The Mark Twain Tiger football awards banquet has been scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 5 at 6:30 p.m. at the high school.

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Juanita Rose McGee Age 94 Robert H. “Bob” Tompkins Age 91

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During Fire Prevention Week, the Ralls County Head Start visited the volunteer Fire Department, in New London. They visited on Thursday, Oct. 17, and Donnie Epperson showed them around. The Head Start participants all got to spray the hose and check out the trucks while learning about fire safety. (See more on page A4) What is Head Start? According to their national headquarters, the National Head Start Vision is: All children should reach their full potential; Every child can succeed; We can impact the success of at-risk children; and Quality early education fundamentally transforms children and families Their vision also notes:

To lead. To be the untiring voice that will not be quiet until every vulnerable child is served with the Head Start model of support for the whole child, the family and the community. To advocate. To work diligently for policy and institutional changes that ensure all vulnerable children and families have what they need to succeed. The Head Start mission is to coalesce, inspire, and support the Head Start field as a leader in early childhood development and education. The National Head Start Association is a non-partisan, not-for-profit organization committed to the belief that every child, regardless of circumstances at birth, has the ability to succeed in life. The opportunities offered by Head Start lead to healthier, em-

powered children and families, and stronger, more vibrant communities. NHSA is the voice for more than 1 million children, 200,000 staff and 1,600 Head Start grantees in the United States. Since 1974, NHSA has worked diligently for policy changes that ensure all atrisk children have access to the Head Start model of support for the whole child, the family and the community. NHSA offers an impressive portfolio of professional development services and programs for the entire early childhood community. These include the annual National Head Start Conference, the largest national event devoted to the Early Head Start and Head Start community, and the National Parent Conference, the only national event devoted to parents and families.

The not-for-profit North East Community Action Corporation (NECAC), a 12-county area social service, community health and public housing Community Action Agency, will take applications for winter utility assistance from qualifying families and individuals starting Nov. 1. Applications for the elderly and disabled began Oct. 1 and will continue. Eligibility for energy assistance is based upon income, the number of people per household and the type of heating source. The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and is distributed through the Missouri Department of Social Services to non-profit groups such as NECAC. The program assists with paying part of the energy bills of income-qualifying people. Households may receive up to $450 each, depending upon the type of heating source. Applications will be accepted by mail and in person from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays at NECAC Service Centers in each county. People who receive a utility shut-off notice also may qualify for assistance through the Energy Crisis Intervention Program (ECIP). Each energy assistance qualifying household can get up to $800 to help with paying overdue energy bills through ECIP. “The need is extremely great this year,

and we urge people to take advantage of the assistance offered by these programs,” said Linda Fritz, NECAC emergency services coordinator.

The programs run through April 30. During the winter heating assistance season last year, NECAC served more than uSee NECAC on page 6A

NECAC continues to take applications for winter energy utility assistance Center Elementary plays Wiffle Ball World Series

Third, fourth and fifth graders played their Wiffle Ball World Series while the younger students cheered the teams on. Students used the Tiger tickets they earn to purchase tickets, hot dogs and popcorn. Elaura Utley, Jaclyn Shoemyer, Wyatt Evans, Cade Carman, Roger Huff and Jr. Alexander watch the game. (See additional pictures on page 8A) RCHE PHOTO

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VIEWS & COMMENTS From the Editor

by Editor Carolyn Trower Neon lights are fading for the Mark Twain football Tigers. Cooler nights and sharp winds will soon blow across an empty field until next season’s practices begin. Basketball practice is set to begin and many players are adjusting skill sets to match a different game. Once again the youth will be hitting the hardwood with teams for third through twelfth grades. The young Tigers and Lady Tigers have shown promise and potential and their coaches have worked diligently to mold budding talent into a force to be reckoned with in the past seasons. If their enthusiasm is any indication this should be an exciting season for all Mark Twain basketball teams. No matter how the team scores, it is vital for the community to support them. Our schools, along with our churches, are the very heart of this community. You don’t have to have a child or grandchild playing to enjoy a night courtside. Television is a draw, especially on a winter’s night. I watch more than my fair share and though Tom Selleck is compelling, come Nov. 1 my nights will be spent watching my favorite team playing my favorite sport.

I DIDN’T KNOW THAT... Several weeks ago, I said I wouldn’t be writing about President Obama or his policies anymore. I have received several emails and comments from people who disagreed with that decision. I’m also amazed at the national news media and the turnabout they are in the middle of. It’s been four weeks since the official rollout of the ACA website www.healthcare.gov which is supposed to be the portal for Americans to purchase healthcare through the ACA exchange. This news has been in the headlines since the middle of the month when the government re-opened for business. CBS also ran an incredible story on Benghazi this past Sunday. To be fair, CBS is basically the only network that gave Benghazi any coverage besides Fox News. Another big headline is the NSA spying on foreign leaders. So what does the President have to say about all of this? I didn’t know. I didn’t know. I didn’t know. Well, that’s not what he says about Benghazi, exactly, but we all know, he wasn’t available, so he didn’t know. Now, I would bet there are a lot of people who wish “I didn’t know” worked for them. Unfortunately, ignorance is not a viable excuse in a court of law. And some of the things that our President claims to not know about, come close to landing people in a court of law. News this morning as I write this is that Obamacare (ACA) has been given a delay of 6 weeks due to problems with the website. I am pretty sure that 6 weeks will turn into more, but hey, this is a start. Numbers that are being reported early indicate that the majority of those who did manage to get through the website qualified for Medicaid. I believe the average I saw was close to 80% of enrollees didn’t buy healthcare, they signed up to get it for free!! I am sure this will continue to be the trend if they ever get the site fixed. Another question people are asking is “did the President know that he was lying to Americans when he told us we could keep our plan if we liked it? Or we could keep our doctor if we liked them?” Of course, the answer will be no, he didn’t know that was a lie. Our choices have been made, we have three more years left in this fiasco of President Obama’s term. I really hope that some good comes out of it. But I am really afraid that whoever is elected in the next 8 presidential elections will still be cleaning up his mess. Seriously, in 2040, I think instead of blaming Bush 43, we’ll be blaming Obama. I had a short conversation earlier this week with a man who said Ted Cruz was the man for him in 2016. I disagreed and said he was too far right for most of the Republican Party. Then I thought again, Romney wasn’t conservative enough to get the votes, so maybe we do need to reach further right than we have in the past. Hillary is the foregone conclusion for Democrats in ’16 unless she decides not to run, so Republicans better quit bickering and find their man – or woman and get behind them. Unless we see the emergence of a third party. Hmmmm…..maybe next week will be a history lesson on the Whigs, Democrats and Republicans. DON’T FORGET TO VOTE!!! HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!! Final thoughts: “Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.” ~ Winston Churchill

Fall Fallage How about that “interference” call in St. Louis Saturday night? What a way to end a World Series game. Throw the player out at home plate and they credit him with scoring the winning run because the third baseman tripped him. Justice Roberts must be enjoying a quiet smirk right now. “I didn’t have to take the heat for voting Obamacare unconstitutional, and now they’re tripping all over each other trying to recover from the “ball handling error.” The real shocker is the ruling many former cheerleaders or Obamacare are getting from their insurance company: “We are canceling your policy and moving you up to a more expensive policy which meets Obamacare specs.” You think you made the play only to find that the other team scored. Trick or Treat! Hey, it’s Halloween. The thrill of navigating a corn maze is ?Of course, enterprising corn maze (maize maze, in reality) creators are really missing an easy opportunity for increased profits by not selling apps that give GPS guidance through the maze; possibly coupled with streaming video of your adventure from a satellite. All data plus comments from those preceding you could be provided by NSA surveillance. Only imagine the problem of maintaining attention (or even staying awake) for the poor NSA employers to monitoring deficit control in Illinois or Washington, or the activities of Garfield. Don’t fault NSA. They’re “only following orders.” They’re just not sure from whom. That’s classified on a need-to-know basis. (Let’s see. How shall we classify it?) Along the same line; how come NSA’s computers and software and computer people work so well and Obamacare’s don’t? Something related to engineering? How come NSA didn’t know about these problems and tell someone? Or did they? That’s classified on a need-to-know basis. Back to the future: November 5 Ralls County voters will decide the fate of their emergency dispatch autonomy. Fortunately this choice is to be made by voters, not by legislators. As we have seen represented by all “earmarks” (pork barrel) snuck into the “clean” Washington bill to end the partial shutdown, the voices of the voters most frequently echo down empty halls because all the “elected” are being “smoozed” in the lobby. This choice is clearly an exercise of power and judgment by the Ralls County constituents. And the issue is just as clear: approve the ½ cent increase to a full cent county sales tax and we can retrieve our own 911 emergency dispatch system from its state of disrepair. Originally, the 911 program was heavily funded by a surcharge on land-line phones. Cell phones (untaxed) have replaced land-lines. In addition, a large portion of Ralls County shoppers would rather burn fuel driving to some distant store to pay that city’s sales tax, county’s sales tax, and hidden store charges than support the local merchants who support local fund drives, kids’ sports programs, and local celebrations. So when you, the potential voter, analyze the situation, your cost to subsidize an emergency response system in your home county is actually very minimal compared to the contributions of those non-residents who actually do spend money with Ralls County businesses. Don’t have to buy the cow to get the milk? Whatever! For my own part; I’m sick and tired of the attitude that a “swipe” and a “pin number” can replace fiscal responsibility. I want my local 911 dispatch center. I want it now. Besides, I’m a local who buys local. I’m willing to put my money where my mouth is.

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 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,

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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 sign-up 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 573985-8611, Ext. 3 The state cost-share program is funded by the one-tenth of 1% sales tax for State Parks and Soil Tax and administered by Ralls County Soil and Water Conservation District.

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I receive a lot of letters and e-mails, and would like to share a couple of them with you: Jack, I look forward to reading your column in Focus on Oak Grove. Since I’m 88 years young, I was interested in your information about the song, “My Happiness”. I have the sheet music and played it when I was able. I knew a Kansas City lady had written the words-so few words but recorded by so many. I’m glad I’ve lived in an era when beautiful music was written-Thanks for digging up this info-keep diggin’ and we’ll keep readin’. Shirley Barnett, Kingsville Some time ago, I wrote an article about Jim Rippy from Richmond. He has a non-paying job as Information Officer for the Missouri VFW organization, and has helped a lot of veterans, including myself, who have problems with the VA. It is nice to get a letter supporting my opinion of Jim. Jack: Just wanted you to know that your column ended with “This country needs more Jim Rippy’s”. You spoke of his service to his country and to his service as a VFW Information Officer. Over the years, I have witnessed his undeniable love of country. I was one of the real estate agents in Jim’s office and also a school teacher. You would not believe the number of kids that Jim touched their lives as a guest speaker in classes across the county about flag etiquette. He personally touched both of my children teachContinued to page 3

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RALLS COUNTY RECOLLECTIONS

A View From the Past “LOOKING BACK ON ARIEL”

A History of Ariel Christian Church as presented at the 2013 Ariel Homecoming by Betty McClintock Welcome to our homecoming at Ariel Church Oct. 6, 2013. As I sat down to rewrite the history of Ariel Church I wondered what I would include that I hadn’t repeated many times. A lot of water has gone under the bridge since I made my acquaintance with Ariel Christian Church and its members. So I did a little reminiscing of days gone by. One ice cream supper years ago occurred before the church basement was dug and the food stand was outdoors under the trees on the south side of the church. A very loud thunderstorm moved in with no rain but tremendous crashes and cracks of lightning and thunder. Poor elderly Mrs. O’Neal was frightened for the lives of those outside and begged repeatedly, “Oh, please, please come inside before somebody gets hit by lightning!” I don’t think her husband, son and daughter-in-law, along with others, retreated to the church. Fortunately God protected them all. Another ice cream supper I remember leaving with an uneaten cherry pie, anticipating pie the next day. Oops, it landed upside down on the sidewalk! Leslie O’Neal sympathized and helped me scrape up the mess. And then --- this I have told before but repeat --- it was a warm summer day years ago and a church full of people was waiting for a wedding to happen. The day grew warmer and so did we, with no air conditioning then. But we had visions of wedding cake dancing in our heads so we sat --- and sat. Finally the sound of flying gravel reached our ears as the tardy party arrived. We settled back in our pews, wiping our collective sweaty brows and the wedding began. Another thing which I remember happened a few years ago on the morning of a funeral. The congregation had not arrived yet, but some of us had come to get the funeral dinner organized. Joan Stone, Mary Beck and I were upstairs checking things. The casket was up front, the flowers were in place and the doors were wide open. Suddenly two doves flew in through the open doors, flew around the room a few times and then swooped out the doors and were gone. Was this a divine sign or just two confused birds? I like to think it was the former. Enough reminiscing--- on to the history of our little church. To people not used to gravel roads, hills and a creek that can turn unstable, it may seem a long way to a black top road. I heard my nephew, who lives near Fort Worth, Texas, tell someone, “I went to a church with Aunt Betty that was way back in the woods.” This gave me a mental picture of the two of us hacking our way through the forest. Not so –Route A is only a hill or so away. Ariel Church’s name according to different sources is a scriptural name for Jerusalem, Lion of God, Altar of God. But to those of us who know it best, the name brings to mind a small white church surrounded by wooded hills and pastures. Some people confuse the name Adiel and Ariel churches but Adiel is located at the end of Route F east of Center. In the 1860’s the people in the Hatch community north of the present church had to travel to Sugar Creek (later called Olivet at Center) to worship. Hatch was a tiny place with a store, a post office and possibly a small wool carding mill. There were creeks and Salt River to cross which meant walking approximately ten miles or traveling by buggy, wagon, or horseback to Sugar Creek, a long and tiring trip. These difficulties made the families in the Hatch community wish for a church of their own. The Reverend Samuel Johnson, the pastor at New London and Sugar Creek, became interested in their plight and sympathized. Eventually he gave up his pastorates and moved to Hatch for a few years. Reverend Johnson held two revival meetings at the log schoolhouse in 1864 and soon the congregation of Ariel Christian Church was organized in the early winter of 1869 according to the History of Ralls County by Goldina Howard – see page 162 under the heading Ariel Christian Church.

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Lady heard the words, too; the droning of the boy’s voice and she licked the last bits of food from the pan and cocked her head from side to side, watching them. She was lonesome over in the shadows by the bed and the lamp was bright and warm, and the boy’s voice droning. She crawled toward them, dragging the rat, and her ears were tilted to catch Skeeter’s summons if he spoke it, if he invited her to join them. The boy paid her no mind; none. She stood up and shook herself and chuckled, and still he ignored her, just reading the words, and so she walked over and rubbed against the leg of his chair and then against his own leg and still he read on and had no word for her, and so she curled at his feet and put her head on her paws and watched him. He finished the story. It took him a long time to finish it and Uncle Jesse was almost asleep. “That was a good’n.” Skeeter closed the magazine and studied the picture on the front, the blob of grease on the face of the beautiful girl and the streak of grime on the cowboy. “Crackerjack.” Uncle Jesse opened his eyes and his mind came back from the high prairies that he had never seen, from the clean treeless land, back to the swamp and the crawling night. “Sure wish I’d been a cowboy.” “Rather be

a railroad engineer myself.” “Had a chance to go to Texas once’t. That’s where they got cowboys. In Texas.” “Then I could run a train all the way to Mobile and I wouldn’t stop at Mobile but keep right on plum’ to Atlanta and places like that, just balling the jack, high-tailing it to who laid a chunk, just go and go, lickety-split.” “Seen a cowboy once’t. Ol’Buffalo Bill. Seen him in a sideshow.” Uncle Jesse knocked the ashes from his pipe onto the table and then brushed them into his hand and threw them onto the wood box. “Wonder how come ol’ Cash didn’t name that dog of his’n Buffalo Bill. Now there’s a good name. But Millard Fillmore—“ He shook his head at the puzzle of it all. “Just because nothing else ain’t ever been named such as that cep’n a President of the United States. Ain’t no figuring Cash Evans. Just ain’t no figuring the man.” Skeeter felt his dog’s cold nose against his bare feet and she was licking his feet and he hurt to reach down and pat her, and yet he wouldn’t, but got up and walked away from her and took the magazine back to the pile. “I’m sleepy.” “Rightly tuckered myself.” Uncle Jesse put the lamp close to his bed so he could blow it out without any effort much. Skeeter went to his own bed and Lady stayed

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by the table. Her head was on her paws and she just kept watching the boy, wishing that he would call her, or say something to her. Then the old man and the boy were in their beds and the lamp was out and she was alone in the darkness. The moon was wasting and the door was open and the swamp was wide and big, and all the night things calling and crying. The cabin was very small with so little within except the old man and the boy, but there she stayed, watching the moon and the outside and then she walked over to the boy’s bed and crawled under it. Skeeter reached over and tapped the floor and she came out and he untied the rat and threw it out of the window and for a minute or so she stood by his bed and licked his hand and his face, and then she leaped in the bed and snuggled down beside him. Cash Evans came back out to the cabin on the same day that Skeeter gave his dog her first lesson in casting and the boy was so pleased with himself, and with Lady, that he ran all the way home to report her progress to Uncle Jesse. The old man and Cash were sitting in the shade fanning themselves with their hats and when Skeeter saw them he slowed to a walk because he didn’t want Mister Cash to know that he was excited.

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ing them both to be very proud of their flag and what it stands for. He has donated countless funds to programs such as Patriots Pen and the Voice of Democracy and all without credit. He does it because he believes in it. He is an outstanding individual that I am very proud to call my friend. Sincerely, Rick Wrisinger Orrick High School Principal, Retired Re/Max of Richmond, Sales Agent Retired Jack can be reached at PO Box 40, Oak Grove, MO 64075 or jackremembers@aol.com. Visit www.jackremembers.com

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The residents of Ralls 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 Ralls 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 Ralls County residents with the best emergency response possible. If the tax does not pass, the Ralls 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 Ralls County building on which we still owe a huge sum of money will sit empty and the equipment in it will not be used. The jobs and our Ralls 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 Ralls County 911 Center here in Ralls County. Sincerely, Mary Jane White

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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)

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Tour of CC Studies and Demo Plots

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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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Dave Robison

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Producing and Scavenging Nitrogen with Cover Crops Lunch

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The Positive and Negative Attributes of Different Cover Crop Species Dave Robison

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PCA students visit Samuel Clemens’ Birthplace On Oct. 25, the Perry Christian Academy 8th10th grade class went to Mark Twain State park and Historic Site. They spent the day hiking trails and exploring the beauty of the local scenery available at the park. While there, the students toured the Mark Twain Memorial Shrine located at Mark Twain State Park, learning about the birthplace of Samuel Clemens who later became known as Mark Twain.

PCA students, left to right: First row - Landon Trone, Chase Rummenie, Elizabeth Yancey, Zach Woodhurst, Kara Phillips, Emily Unglesbee and Nate Baldwin. Second row - Lincoln Talbott, Jonathan Mickels, and Sadie Luckey. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Head Start students hold Science Night

Perry Christian Church

Pastor David Todd

The Perry Christian Church worship hour of October 27 began with the choir singing “He Is Lord”. Pastor Todd welcomed everyone and led the Call to Worship. Tuesday there will be a meeting with the Baptist Church to discuss a joint food pantry. This Monday Bible Study will be the Book of Nahum. Ladies from the church enjoyed the salad supper hosted by the St Williams ladies on Thursday night. Saturday will be Santa Fe’s Lord’s Acre event. “Voice of Truth” was sung in praise. We were happy to have a large group of Seelow’s visiting. The family surprised Floyd and Ruth for their anniversary. Arlen was especially happy with his full choir. Our prayer hymn was “Sweet Hour of Prayer” “Hear Our Prayer O Lord” was the response. Gayle Stuart (in the hospital), a friend of Glenna Johnson and the family of Juanita McGee need our prayers. Pastor Todd gave the invitation to share the Lord’s Supper. “Burdens Are Lifted at Calgary” was sung. Prayers were offered by Elders Arlen Provancha and Greg Harrison. Deacons serving were Warren Hetrick, Wyatt Lewellen, Tom Hurley and Chris Johnson. The special music was from the choir singing “Love Lifted Me”. Alisha Eisele read a story to the children, showing how being humble is more pleasing to God than someone thinking they are better than others. Luke 18:9-14 was read by David Lewellen for pastor’s sermon on “Praying for Humility and Guidance” In the parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector, Jesus was teaching how attitude is important. The tax collector was praying for forgiveness and love and to have a special time with God. Pray for finding God in this time and this place.with humility. “Just As I Am, Without One Plea” was the invitation hymn. We closed with singing “Take The Name of Juses with You”.

Perry First Baptist Church

Sunday breakfast was served by Rhea Williams. Dereck Meranda gave prayer. Sunday school began at 9:25 a.m. Brian Meranda began by reading announcements and the prayer list. Meranda gave prayer of thanks, healing and praise. The lesson was on asking questions about Jesus, out of John 7:1-52. We can use scriptures to find answers to questions that arise about Jesus We are to be a light for others to understand the word of God. John 13:33, put on the shield of faith every day. Let God fight your battles. Brian Meranda opened church services with praise and announcements. A donation was taken for Blessings in a Bag. Prayer for healing and lifting up spirits. Carol Billett and Jenny Johnson led the music, “Majesty” and “Praise Him! Praise Him!” Interim Pastor Willis Jones gave a prayer for the lost. Music continued with “Let’s Just Praise the Lord.” Servers were Ralph Williams and Scott Murray with prayer and song, “Let There Be Glory, Honor and Praise.” Interim Pastor Jones prayed and gave the message out of Philemon 1:10-22. How Jesus turned around the life of Onesimus, a servant of Philemon’s from being a thief to someone who had been restored and made worthy through the saving grace of Jesus Christ. It doesn’t matter what you have done previously, regardless of how bad the sin was in your life, Jesus can turn your life around today.Jermiah 31:34 “I will forgive their wickedness and will never again remember their sins.” The invitation hymn was “The King Is Coming.” Closing prayer was given by Scott Murray. Church services start at 10:10 a.m. We are located at 509 Salling Street in Perry. Phone is 573-565-2460. All are welcome. Food Pantry meeting is at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 5. All interested persons are welcome.

(Top) Donnie Epperson showed the Ralls County Head Start students around the fire equipment. The Head Start students all had the opportunity to spray the hose and check out the trucks while learning about fire safety (Top right and bottom right) The Head Start Open House/Science Night was a huge success! It was held on Friday, Oct. 25. The families and community members came and enjoyed snacks and got to see what they do at Head Start. Several parents helped with the Science Night. The children loved all of the experiments including making quicksand, watching a volcano explode, and several more. SUBMITTED PHOTOS

Day use fees to be waived on Veterans Day, Nov. 11 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced today that it will waive day use fees for veterans, active and reserve component service members, and their families at the more than 2,400 USACE-operated recreation areas nationwide on Veterans Day, Nov. 11. The fee waiver requires only verbal confirmation of service. The waiver covers fees for boat launch ramps and swimming beaches. The waiver does not apply to camping and camping-related services, or fees for specialized facilities such as group picnic shelters. USACE does not charge an entrance fee to access its parks. Other agencies that manage recreation areas on USACE lands are encouraged, but not required, to offer the waiver in the areas that they manage. USACE first began the Veterans Day fee waiver in 2006 as a way to honor the men and women who

have served our nation and the armed forces. “We invite our veterans, active and reserve service members, and their families this Veterans Day to launch a boat, swim at one of our beaches, or just spend some time together enjoying America’s great outdoors free of charge,” said James R. Hannon, USACE Chief of Operations in Washington, D.C. Hosting more than 370 million visits annually to 422 lake and river projects, USACE is the largest federal provider of outdoor and water-based recreation in the nation. The more than 2,400 USACE-operated recreation areas nationwide offer a diverse range of outdoor activities to people of all ages, and it’s estimated that 90 percent are within 50 miles of metropolitan areas. To discover the USACE recreation site nearest you, please visit http:// corpslakes.usace.army.mil/ visitors/visitors.cfm

The Salt River Master Gardeners to meet Nov. 5 The Salt River Master Gardeners will meet at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 5, at the Palmyra Sesquicentennial Building, in Palmyra. A well-known Quincy photographer and educator, John Gebhardt, will be the speaker this month. The Salt River Master Gardeners are a group of Missouri Master Gardeners from Marion, Ralls, Monroe,

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Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013

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Olivet Christian Church

Rev. Drew Sutor

Wiley Hibbard opened Oct. 27 services by welcoming everyone and making the announcements. Pictures for the church directory will be taken at the church on Nov. 5 and 6. CWF will be hosted at the church by Sandy Thies on Nov. 12 at 2 p.m. The annual Thanksgiving Dinner will be at the church on Nov. 17 at 6:00 p.m. Hunter Golian is celebrating a birthday this week. Joy Smashey was added to the prayer list. Jennifer Lewis-Kelly our guest minister began the worship service with the responsive Call to Worship. She followed this with the children’s messages, Jennifer next led the congregation in prayer with the silent, pastoral and Lord’s prayers. The opening hymn was “Blessed Be the Name.” Jennifer read the Old Testament scripture from Isaiah and the New Testament scripture from Matthew. The next hymn was “Sunshine in my Soul,” Jennifer’s message was about the complex parable which was in both the Old and New Testaments. God was receiving betrayal from the people. He saw bloodshed instead of compassion. He heard cries of distress. We must realize that we are responsible for the stewardship of God’s people. The communion hymn was “Let Us Break Bread Together.” Linda Peters gave the elder’s prayer and the deacons serving were John Palmer, Michael Carman, Joann Neuschafer and Wiley Hibbard. The dosing hymn was “Higher Ground.” Worship services are held at our church every Sunday at 9 a.m. with Church school immediately following.

NL First Christian

Pastor Tom Day

Worship services at New London First Christian Church opened with the choir singing “This Is the Day.” Pastor Tom Day welcomed all and made announcements. The prelude was “Make Me a Blessing” played by Marilyn Lucas. The call to worship and responsive reading followed. “Shall We Gather at the River?” was the hymn of praise. The invocation was given and the Lord’s Prayer said in unison. The worship hymn was “Near to the Heart of God.” Joys and concerns were heard. Prayers were asked for the families of Vernon Murphy and Gennie Glover, Ruth and Harry Musgrove (Harry starts chemo this week), Tracy Reed, Betty Ann Schoeneman, Norman Harlow, Maggie DeLaporte, George Birkhead and those unable to attend worship. “Happy Birthday” was sung to Doran Fogglesong and Dorothy Quinlin. Silent and pastoral prayers were followed by the choral response. The meditation and words of institution were given by Pastor Day in preparation for Holy Communion. The communion hymn was “In the Garden.” Elder Roger Stout offered prayer. Serving were Connie Ballard, Dave and Becky Jarman and Bryan Day. The offertory sentence, receiving of tithes and offerings and doxology were followed by Pastor Day’s prayer of dedication. Scripture of the day was from Psalm 5:1-3. Pastor Day’s message was “Give Ear to My Words, O Lord.” The hymn of invitation was “Jesus Is Tenderly Calling Thee Home.” Benediction, choral response and postlude concluded services. Roger Stout lit the candles. Becky Jarman and Barb Eddy were greeters. Marilyn Oglesby and Eunie Whitaker prepared communion. The thought for the week is, “Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly or of necessity, for God loveth a cheerful giver.” 2 Corinthians 9:7

St. John’s Lutheran Church annual Soup Dinner/Bazaar St. John’s Lutheran Church Ladies Aid Society will sponsor the annual Soup Dinner and Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 2, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. John’s School Hall, 1317 Lyon Street in Hannibal.

The menu will consist of home made Chili or Chicken Noodle Soup, dessert and a drink. Tickets are $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for children. Sandwiches will also be available. There will be a variety of craft items, baked goods, produce and used books for sale. Raffle items include a hand built decorative lighted lamppost, a crocheted tablecloth and a taste of home gift basket. Dinner and raffle tickets will be available at the door or in advance at the church office. For more information call 573-221-0215.

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OBITUARIES AND CHURCH NEWS Obituaries ✝ Obituaries ✝ Juanita Rose McGee 1919 – 2013

Juanita Rose McGee, 94, of Perry, passed away at 12:33 a.m., Oct. 27, 2013 at Pin Oaks Nursing Home, in Mexico. She was born March 24, 1919 in Marion County, the daughter of Roy and Grace Selby Blackwell. She was married to Joseph P. McGee on July 23, 1944 in Dillon, S.C., and he preceded her in death July 11, 1995. Survivors include: one son and his wife, Martin and Linda McGee, of Largo, Fla.; one sister and her husband, Betty and Frank Boswell, of Mexico; two grandchildren, Kevin McGee of Springfield Ill., and Pat McGee of Mandaville, La.; eight great grandchildren; one great-great granddaughter: and a special friend George Seager, of Perry. She was preceded in death by one brother, Earl Blackwell and one sister, Doris Garrett. Mrs. McGee was a homemaker and member of the Perry Christian Church. She moved to Perry in 1994 from Springfield, Ill. She and her husband managed the Springfield Ski and Boat Club for 15 years and then she worked at Scaffe’s Flower Shop for 5 years. After moving to Perry, she became a member of the Perry VFW Post 4088 Ladies Auxiliary and worked part time for Bienhoff Funeral Home. She loved cats and seahorses, and enjoyed reading. Memorial contributions may be made to Perry VFW Post Ladies Auxiliary or the Perry Christian Church. Services for Juanita Rose McGee, 94, of Perry, were held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 30, at Bienhoff Funeral Home, Perry, with Reverend David Todd officiating. Burial was in Bethel Cemetery, Holliday. Visitation was Wednesday from 10 until 11 a.m., at the funeral home. Pallbearers were David Garrett, Steve Garrett, Clyde and Cheryl Oligschlaeger, Martin McGee, Frank Boswell and Reverend David Todd. Online condolences may be made at bienhofffuneralhome.com.

The Church at Ariel

Pastor Tim Sanders

What’s Next? Budget problems, the new health care law, sign up problems, all these weigh on our minds till we get disgusted and ask ourselves What’s next?! Jesus’ words to Christians settle our hearts and minds. He said in Matthew 24:6, “See that you are not troubled for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. God’s word is always an anchor in anything that may come.” What’s next for me today, tomorrow, and in the days ahead I find in 1 Thes. 4:10-11 – “That you increase more and more; that you aspire to lead the quiet life; that you mind your own business; that you work with your own hands; that you may walk properly to those who are outside; that you may lack nothing.” Looks like a pretty good what’s next to me. 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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Robert H. “Bob” Tompkins 1922-2013

Robert H. “Bob” Tompkins, 91, of Hannibal, died at 11:30 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013 at his home. Mr. Tompkins was born Sept. 16, 1922, in Huntington, Mo., to Charles A. and Shirley Finley Tompkins. He was married to Rose Mary Watson on Sept. 29, 1948, in Hannibal. She preceded him in death Dec. 9, 1999. Survivors include five children, John Tompkins (Rebecca), of Quincy, Ill., Michael Tompkins (Linda), of Hannibal, Gail Tompkins, of Hannibal, Jill Vincent (Darrell), of Fowler, Ill., Maria Tompkins, of Monroe City, 11 grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, four greatgreat-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by three sisters, Elizabeth Noodleman, Mildred Foreman and Ruth Till. Mr. Tompkins was a United States Army Veteran, serving his country during World War II. Bob was a retired truck driver.

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He liked watching sports, doing crossword puzzles and he enjoyed playing bridge. Mr. Tompkins attended Big Creek Presbyterian Church. A celebration of Mr. Tompkin’s life will be at 1 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 2, at the James O’Donnell Funeral Home, in Hannibal. There will be no visitation. Memorial contributions may be made to Salvation Army in care of the James O’Donnell Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at www. jamesodonnellfuneralhome.com

South Fork Presbyterian Pastor John Grimmett The Sunday, Oct. 27 services at South Fork Presbyterian church began with Patti Grimmett playing “Morning Has Broken” on the piano followed by Debbie Carey leading all in song to “How Great Thou Art”, “For the Beauty of the Earth”, “His Way with Thee” and “God Will Take Care of You” with Debbie singing “10,000 Reasons”. Pastor John Grimmett led all in the Unison Prayer with prayer for Bryan Carey; those incarcerated; Albert Sinclair; Bill McGee; Sherry Graupman; praise for the glorious beauty of fall and all sang Happy Birthday to Maxine Beuter followed by the Lord’s Prayer in unison. The message “A Life Worth Living” was based on scripture from Ecclesiastes...What is life about? Words of Solomon; a time of peace - vanity like a puff of wind - wisdom - right and wrong - everything is temporary. Solomon had it all, money, pleasures, power, but it all meant nothing - he was looking for a meaning. Enjoy what God has given you. The simple gift of life! If you please God you will be happy... What God gives you will last forever. We all leave this earth just as we came into it - Take a good long look at your life. Enjoy what God gives you - a life full of joy. Take time! Curt Jackson led the Offertory as Patti played “As the Deer Panteth For The Water” and all sang the “Doxology”. Patti played “Halle, Halle, Halle” as all retired to Roth Hall for fellowship, coffee and donuts. Services are held every Sunday at 9 a.m. and all are welcome to come hear the word of the Lord. Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep His commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. Ecclesiastes 12:13

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6A Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013

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RALLS COUNTY FARM/RECORDS Harvesting Frosted Forages

Alix Carpenter, Agronomy Specialist

Alfalfa Ideally, alfalfa should be harvested no less than six weeks prior to a killing frost (24 degrees F for four to six hours). Harvesting any later subjects the stand to a higher risk of winter injury. Allowing for this growth period prior to a killing frost allows the plant to replenish root carbohydrate reserves before winter. When grazing alfalfa this time of year, the likelihood of bloat increases in the days immediately following a frost. Once the plant either begins to wilt or resumes growth, the risk of bloat is diminished. Waiting to graze alfalfa until well after a hard freeze is a good, safe, management practice. Once plants are dormant, accumulated growth can be grazed. Grazing should be done promptly, before frozen leaves drop from the plants. Leaving three to four inches of stubble when grazing dormant alfalfa allows the crop to catch and hold snow, reducing winter damage and minimizing temperature fluctuations which may result in plant heaving. Sorghum‐sudan grass A sorghum‐sudan grass crop must experience 28 degrees F for a killing frost, although lesser frosts require special management. Prussic acid accumulates in frosted tissue within a few hours of the plant thawing and wilting. Frost of temperatures greater than 28 degrees F may damage just the tops of plants. If this occurs, grazing/harvest should be delayed several days, in order to allow the prussic acid to dissipate from the upper portion of the plant. Livestock can be returned to frost-injured sudangrass (18 inches or taller) and sorghum‐sudan grass(28 inches or taller) after five to seven days. Occasionally, a light frost results in the development of young shoots from the base of the plant. If this occurs, delay sending livestock to graze, as the new shoots contain high levels of prussic acid. Ideally, the new shoots should reach a proper grazing height (as described above) prior to grazing; it is more likely that a killing frost will occur prior to the crop reaching this growth stage. Once a complete killing frost occurs, wait until the frosted tissue is drying out (typically about ten days) before grazing or harvest. If the forage will be harvested as hay, the curing process will decrease the prussic acid content by as much as 75%, thereby removing the feeding concern. Haying this late in the season may be difficult, due to poor drying conditions. If ensiling, harvest at proper moisture for your storage structure to ensure good fermentation, which takes a minimum of four weeks. The fermentation process will reduce the prussic acid content. Please contact the Marion County University of Missouri Extension office at 573.769.2177 if you have questions about this topic.

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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. 17 - 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 Ally Smith and Lowell Newsom in regards to the Clean Line Energy project. Ally and Lowell were here to update the Commission on the project and to answer any questions and listen to any comments the Commission may have. They said they would be back to update the Commission on the project and let them know where the lines are going. Right now they do not know if the lines will go through Ralls County or not; The Ralls County Commission worked on the County Revenue budget. The 2013 budget was amended to get through the rest of the year. The amended budget will be sent to the State Auditor’s office for approval; The Ralls County Commission met with Denise Goodwin in regards to her getting a deputy Coroner to help her. The County would not have to pay for anything except the training required for the deputy. Denise said she thought it would cost about $500.00. The Commission said it would be ok. This will be done next year and will have to be budgeted on the 2014 budget year. The Ralls County Commission met with Brian Heffner from MoDOT. He was here to update the Commission on the bridge work on Hwy J and the other projects the State is working on. The Ralls County Commission signed papers on engineering for bridges BRO-BO87(18), Camp Creek and BROBO87(19), Wisconsin Lane. Thursday, Oct. 24 - 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 Neil Minor in regards to the County property and liability insurances; The Ralls County Commission signed a court order to transfer $100,000.00 to County Revenue from the County Revenue Meeder account. Now on this day the Ralls County Commission met with Brent Barnhill in regards to the County health insurance.

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers manages a waterfowl refuge on the Middle Fork and Elk Fork branches on Mark Twain Lake during the waterfowl season. The refuge provides approximately 3,000 acres of habitat for migratory waterfowl to feed and rest before continuing south towards their wintering grounds. The waterfowl refuge will be closed Oct. 26, 2013, to Dec. 24. The refuge will be posted with signs and lake buoys to indicate the prohibition of all boat traffic and waterfowl hunting. Visitors are reminded that Corps of Engineers boat ramps remain closed due to the government shutdown; however, the Highway

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107 and Route U boat ramps at Mark Twain State Park, as well as the boat ramp at Indian Creek Marina remain open, allowing lake access. Hunters are also cautioned that other designated no-hunting zones exist in various recreation areas around the lake, including the Mark Twain State Park. These zones protect visitors who are hiking, camping, and fishing during the hunting seasons. For further information, please contact the Mark Twain Lake Project Office, 20642 Hwy J, Monroe City, Missouri, 63456, or telephone (573) 735-4097.

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November Clinic Calendar CLINICS BLOOD PRESSURE AND GENERAL OATS Meeting – 7th – 10 AM – New London Forget-Me-Not Seniors Citizens Bldg Ilasco Methodist Church, Ilasco, – 6th – 11:30 AM Perry Village Housing Activity Room Perry, – 14th – 11 AM New London Forget-Me-Not Seniors Citizens Bldg. – 1st – 11:30 AM Ralls County Health Department, New London, – Walk-Ins Welcome Monday thru Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM BLOOD SUGAR AND CHOLESTEROL Ralls County Health Department, New London, – Walk-Ins Welcome Monday thru Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM *There is a $15 charge for cholesterol checks *There is a $10 charge for protime check *There is a $5 charge for blood draw IMMUNIZATIONS Ralls County Health Department, New London, Walk-Ins Welcome Monday thru Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM – will stay open late on the 4th 5:00 – 6:00 PM – BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. WIC: BY APPOINTMENT ONLY Voucher Pick-up, Nutrition Education, Certifications & Recertifications – 4th – 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Voucher Pick-up, Nutrition Education, Certifications & Recertifications – 18th – 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM MS SUPPORT GROUP: Ralls Co. Health Dept., New London, Nov 12th – 7:00PM ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES Waste Water Permits, Water Testing/Other environmental services available from this office - Upon request BIRTH & DEATH CERTIFICATES Certified copies available from this office – Cost of certificates: BIRTH - $15; AND DEATH - $13 PACE CLASSES: New London Forget Me Not Senior Citizens Building - Tuesday and Thursday 10:00 AM St. Williams Catholic Church – Tues. & Thurs. – 2:00 PM Center Town Hall – (Old VFW) – Tues. & Thurs. – 3:30 PM BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING: Nov. 26th – 8:30 AM – Ralls Co. Health Dept., New London This office will remain open until 6 p.m. On the 1st Monday, only if there are appointments, otherwise we will close at 5 p.m., So please call for an appointment! The Ralls County Health Department and Home Health Agency provides all service on a non-discriminatory basis. Web Site: rallscountyhealth.org Like us on Facebook: Ralls County Health Department & Home Health Agency

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ROAD WORK NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS

ROAD WORK NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS

Bids will be received electronically by the Commission until 11 a.m. (prevailing local time) on 11/22/2013 for the project(s) listed below. Electronic bids must be submitted through “Bid Express Secure Internet Bidding” at www.bidx.com. Paper bid bonds shall be addressed to and received by: Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission Attention: State Design Engineer/Bid Bond 105 West Capitol Avenue, Jefferson City, Missouri The proposed work includes: Job J3P0778B, Route 61, Ralls County: Diamond grinding var loc from New London to Bowling Green and near Mexico, the total length of the improvement being 35.76 miles. Special Needs: If you have special needs addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act, please notify Pamela Harlan, Secretary to the Commission, at (573) 751-2824 or through Missouri Relay System, TDD 1-800-735-2966. The wage rates applicable to this project have been predetermined as required by law and are set forth in the Bidding documents. When federal wage rates are applicable and included, this contract is subject to the “Work Hours Act of 1962,” (P.L. 87-581, 76 State. 357) and implementing regulations. By virtue of statutory authority, preference shall be given on other than Federal Aid Projects, to materials, products, supplies, provisions, and other articles, produced, manufactured, made or grown within the state of Missouri, where same are of a suitable character and can be obtained at reasonable market prices in the state and are of a quality suited to the purpose intended and can be secured without additional cost over foreign products or products of other states. The Commission hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively insure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, minority business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, religion, creed, sex, age, ancestry, or national origin in consideration for an award. The Commission reserves the right to reject any or all bids. Plans and specifications may be inspected in the offices of the Commission at Jefferson City, or the District Office at Hannibal, Missouri. Plans and specifications are available for download or purchase at http://modot.indoxservices.com/. Complete instructions to bidders may be obtained at the Jefferson City office. All questions concerning the bid document preparation shall be directed to the Central Office – Design Division at (573)751-2876. THE MISSOURI HIGHWAYS AND TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION

Bids will be received electronically by the Commission until 11 a.m. (prevailing local time) on 11/22/2013 for the project(s) listed below. Electronic bids must be submitted through “Bid Express Secure Internet Bidding” at www.bidx.com. Paper bid bonds shall be addressed to and received by: Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission Attention: State Design Engineer/Bid Bond 105 West Capitol Avenue, Jefferson City, Missouri The proposed work includes: Job J3P2233B, Route 154, Ralls County: Bridge deck replacement over Hickory Creek 1 mile east of Route P, the total length of the improvement being 0.06 miles. Job J3P2233C, Route A, Ralls County: Bridge deck replacement over Turkey Creek 2.6 miles west of U.S. 61, the total length of the improvement being 0.07 miles. Job J3P2233D, Route A, Ralls County: Bridge deck replacement over Ely Creek 4.1 miles east of Route J near Center, the total length of the improvement being 0.06 miles. Combination bids will be on the Jobs listed Special Needs: If you have special needs addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act, please notify Pamela Harlan, Secretary to the Commission, at (573) 751-2824 or through Missouri Relay System, TDD 1-800-7352966. The wage rates applicable to this project have been predetermined as required by law and are set forth in the Bidding documents. When federal wage rates are applicable and included, this contract is subject to the “Work Hours Act of 1962,” (P.L. 87-581, 76 State. 357) and implementing regulations. By virtue of statutory authority, preference shall be given on other than Federal Aid Projects, to materials, products, supplies, provisions, and other articles, produced, manufactured, made or grown within the state of Missouri, where same are of a suitable character and can be obtained at reasonable market prices in the state and are of a quality suited to the purpose intended and can be secured without additional cost over foreign products or products of other states. The Commission hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively insure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, minority business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, religion, creed, sex, age, ancestry, or national origin in consideration for an award. Plans and specifications may be inspected in the offices of the Commission at Jefferson City, or the District Office at Hannibal, Missouri. Plans and specifications are available for download or purchase at http://modot. indoxservices.com/. Complete instructions to bidders may be obtained at the Jefferson City office. All questions concerning the bid document preparation shall be directed to the Central Office – Design Division at (573) 751-2876.

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Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013

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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

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LEGAL NOTICE OF FILING OF FINAL SETTLEMENT AND PETITION FOR DISTRIBUTION

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) 985-3411 ATTORNEYS FOR ESTATE FIRST PUBLICATION: October 24, 2013. Published on: October 24, 31, November 7 and 14, 2014

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE

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 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

NOTICE OF FILING OF FINAL SETTLEMENT AND PETITION FOR DISTRIBUTION

To all persons interested in the ESTATE OF MARIE J. LEWTON, DECEASED: You are hereby notified that the undersigned Personal Representative of said estate will file Final Settlement and Petition for Distribution on the 4th day of December, 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. JOHN W. BRISCOE PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE BRISCOE, RODENBAUGH & BRANNON Attorneys at Law P. O. Box 446 New London, Missouri 63459 Telephone: (573) 985-3411 ATTORNEYS FOR ESTATE FIRST PUBLICATION: October 31, 2013 Published on: October 31, November 7, 14, and 21, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF RALLS COUNTY, MISSOURI PROBATE DIVISION AT NEW LONDON IN THE ESTATE OF: NORMAN F. MILLER,

Deceased. Estate No.:13RL-PR00026

NOTICE OF FILING OF PETITION FOR COMPLETE SETTLEMENT AND PROPOSED ORDER OF DISTRIBUTION

To: All persons Interested in the above referenced estate: You are hereby notified that the undersigned personal representative will file a petition for an order of complete’ settlement of the estate together with a final settlement and proposed order of distribution in the Probate Division of the Circuit Court of Marion County, Missouri on Nov. 29, 2013 or as maybe 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 will discharge the personal representative and sureties, if any, from further claim or demand by any interested person. Dated: Oct. 23, 2013 James F. Lemon Attorney for the Estate Published on : October 31, November 7, 14 and 21, 2013

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE

WHEREAS, JIMMIE D. TROWER, A Single Person, and BRANDI M. FOX, A Single Person, by their Deed of Trust dated May 7, 2011, and recorded in the Recorder’s Office of Ralls County, Missouri, on the 10th day of May, 2011, as Document #2011-49900, conveyed to Rodney J. Rodenbaugh, Trustee, the certain real property described below, and WHEREAS, the real property conveyed to Rodney J. Rodenbaugh, Trustee, under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust referred to above is all situated in the County of Ralls, State of Missouri, and is more particularly described as follows, to-wit: The East Half of Lot Four (4) in Block Eight; all of Blocks Six, Seven, and Fifteen; and all of Lots One, Three and Four in Block Fourteen, all in the Town of Madisonville, Ralls County, Missouri,which conveyance was made to Rodney J. Rodenbaugh, Trustee, in

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trust to secure the payment of a certain Promissory Note in said Deed of Trust referred to above; and WHEREAS, default was made and still continues to be made in the payment of a certain Promissory Note referred to above, despite the entire unpaid debt on said Promissory Note having been declared due by the legal holder thereof; NOW THEREFORE, at the request of the legal holders of said Promissory Note and in pursuance of the provisions of said Deed of Trust referred to above, the undersigned Trustee will sell the property above described at public vendue, to the highest bidder for cash, at the West door of the Ralls County Courthouse in the City of New London, Ralls County, Missouri, on 22nd day of November, 2013, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. more specifically at the hour of 1:30 P.M., for the purpose of satisfying said indebtedness and the costs of securing the above referenced Deed of Trust. RODNEY J. RODENBAUGH, TRUSTEE BRISCOE, RODENBAUGH & BRANNON Attorneys at Law P. O. Box 446, New London, Missouri 63459 Telephone: (573) 985-3411 ATTORNEYS FOR TRUSTEE Published on : October 31, November 7, 14 and 21, 2013

NOTICE OF FILING OF FINAL SETTLEMENT AND PETITION FOR DISTRIBUTION

To all persons interested in the ESTATE OF HOWARD W. JAYNES, DECEASED: You are hereby notified that the undersigned Personal Representative of said estate will file Final Settlement and Petition for Distribution on the 4th day of December, 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. JOYCE VAHLE PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE BRISCOE, RODENBAUGH & BRANNON Attorneys at Law P. O. Box 446 New London, Missouri 63459 Telephone: (573) 985-3411 ATTORNEYS FOR ESTATE FIRST PUBLICATION: October 31, 2013 Published on: October 31, November 7, 14, and 21, 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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COMMUNITY NEWS

Senior Cheerleaders...

Mark Twain Varsity Senior cheerleaders, left to right, Rylee Gooding, Mariah Mittag and Chloe Flavell. RCHE PHOTO

Elledge has 103 yards rushing, Robbins pulls down interception

The Mark Twain Tigers faced South Shelby in their recent football varsity tilt. The Tigers played hard and inspired football from whistle to whistle but in the tough Clarence Cannon conference there is not an easy week on the schedule. South Shelby had a good first half (14 first quarter and 21 second quarter points) but Mark Twain shut them down to only one second half score in their 41-0 loss to the Cardinals. Offensively, Ethan Mack completed 5 of 9 tosses for 432 yards while Caleb Hirner was a perfect 1 for 1 for 6 yards. Receiving, Derrick Boyd led the Tigers with three receptions for 22 of his team’s 38 yards. Rushing, Tyler Elledge added to his team leading rushing total with a triple digit game, carrying the rock 12 times for 106 yards. He sprinted 60 yards for his longest carry of the night. Defensively, Eric Robbins pulled down an errant Cardinal pass for a Tiger interception. Robbins also led the team in tackling with Aaron Miller

and Trey Arndt close on his heels. Dalton Hill corralled the quarterback behind the line of scrimmage for a Tiger sack. Statistics Passing: Ethan Mack 5 for 9 for 32 yards, Caleb Hirner 1/1 6, Receiving: Derrick Boyd 3 receptions for 22 yards, Dalton Hawkinson 1/8, Loren Carlisle 1/6, Landon Berry ½. Rushing: Tyler Elledge 12 carries for 106 yards, Trey Arndt 3/-1, Mack 4/-8, Boyd 1/-1, AJ Wood 1/5. Defensive Statistics Tackles: Elledge 1, Terry Monroe 1, Ryan Bailey 3, Arndt 7, Dalton Hill 1, Aaron Miller 7, Walker Sharp 4, Corey Gilmore 2, Bradley Branham 1, Eric Robbins 8, Wyatt Sharp 1, Boyd 3 Carlisle 2, Matthew Lathrom 2, Hawkinson 2, Taron Finnigan 1, Mack 1. Sacks: Hill 1. Interceptions: Robbins 1. In the first round of district play Mark Twain will face district first seed Palmyra on the road on Thursday, Oct. 31, with kick off set for 7 p.m.

Mark Twain Youth Football 5th and 6th Grade Team, left to right: First row - Evan Torrence, Alex Deener, Brock Hooley, Ben Rule, Preston Eckler, Avery Epperson, Tyler Hansen and Devin Whaley. Second row - Ryan Spoonhower, Brendan Yelton, Gavin Robertson, Cayden Hill, Jace Barton, Miguel Mendez and Logan Perrigo. Third row - Coaches Tim Hill, Richard Epperson, Matt Lake and Brian Hooley. RCHE PHOTO

Mark Twain 5th/6th Grade Team finishes 6-0 The Mark Twain Youth Football 5th and 6th grade team finished their season with a 6-0

record. They outscored their opponents 237-28 to become the first team to go undefeated in Mark

Twain Youth Football history. They defeated Paris 22-12 in the first game of the season then went on

to defeat Monroe City 540; Highland 37-0; South Shelby 42-8; Highland 44-8 and Paris 38-0.

Center Elementary holds Wiffle Ball World Series

Center Elementary line up to buy tickets for their Wiffle Ball World Series, Wednesday, Oct. 23. Third, fourth and fifth graders played while the younger students cheered the teams on. Students used the Tiger tickets they earn to purchase tickets, hot dogs and popcorn. RCHE PHOTO

Coach Jill Calvin was the pitcher and she and umpire Brendon Yelton watch as Colin Trower runs from first base to second. Keilyn Mitchell acted as the first base coach. RCHE PHOTO

Three Lady Tigers named to post season teams

Grossmann, Young, Majors honored The following Mark Twain Lady Tigers were named to the respective teams: Kenzie Grossmann - First Team All Conference Pitcher, First Team All District Pitcher, and First Team All Region Pitcher Kaitlyn Young - Second Team All District Infield Chloe Majors - Honorable Mention All Conference Catcher Contact us at

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The bleachers were full of students watching a game and enjoying the snacks. RCHE PHOTO Students at New London Elementary were recently invited to bring a parent, friend, or grandparent to Bingo for Books. Winners of the Bingo games were given certificates that could be used to get free books. Shown above are Olivia Rawlings and her grandmother, Rexenne Lowes. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Chloe Krigbaum, Gracee Gooding, and Kaydence Egbert are pumped up and ready to cheer for the Tigers. They spent the week in Cheer Camp at Mark Twain. Go Tigers!!! SUBMITTED PHOTO

First semester Student Leadership Team that was recently elected at New London Elementary School. Diana Duckworth is the sponsor of the organization, left to right: First row - Aydan Dye, Kaden Romig, Corbin Miller, Dante’ Kelley. Second row - Shelby Murry, Nick McMillen, Madison Boleach, Lucas McLeod, Kaydence Egbert, Raelyn Stout, Emma Ford. Third row - Emma Houchins, Cole Calvin, Emma Clarkson, Zoe Miller, Kameryn Bailey, Alyssa Ford, Trey Monroe, and Kenleigh Epperson. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Ralls County Herald Enterprise, Oct. 31, 2013 • Week 44