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Upcoming Dates to Remember Nov. 12 - Kidney Patients Support Group be at the “Diabetes Fair” on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at Kroc Center.​​ Also,​they h ​ ave a sign at the Quincy Mall fountain raising Kidney Disease awareness in our community throughout the month of November. Nov. 9 - 5K Run/Walk/Fun Run - Neon Run 2013. The event will take place at the Mark Twain High School Campus. All Proceeds will be donated to No Kid Hungry... Kids 12 and under will start at 4 p.m.; the 5K Run/Walk will start at 4:45 p.m. For more information contact Linda Stinson,573-267-3397. Glow brace- lets and necklaces will be available for purchase the day of the event.

“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.

VFW POST 4088 CEREMONY NOV. 11

Perry VFW Post 4088 will hold a Veteran’s Day ceremony at 11 a.m., Monday, Nov. 11, at the Bill Trower Memorial Park.

NEW LONDON CITY TEMPORARY LOCATION

New London City Hall will close on Nov. 19 and reopen on Nov. 21 at a temporary location 308 S. Main Street.

TROOP B TO CONDUCT DWI ENFORCEMENT

Captain James E. Wilt, commanding officer of Troop B, Macon, announces that sometime during the month of November 2013, Troop B officers will conduct a DWI enforcement operation in various Troop B counties. During this operation, troopers will focus their attention on selected highways with a goal of detecting intoxicated drivers, hazardous moving violations, speed, and other traffic violations that cause traffic crashes. “The Patrol is committed to removing intoxicated drivers from our highways,” stated Captain Wilt. “I would like to urge all motorists to choose a sober designated driver if drinking alcohol is a part of your plans.” The Patrol encourages motorists and watercraft operators to protect themselves by making sure everyone in the vehicle is properly restrained in a seat belt or child restraint and everyone in the vessel is wearing an approved life jacket. Click It 4 Life and Wear It!!!

Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013

Local artist’s work is located in galleries across the country Many of us have dreams of fulfilling a childhood passion. As we get older and society and family demands to push us into an office or factory those dreams go dormant. Few of us have the belief or the courage to follow through and develop our natural talents and do what we truly love to do. Craig Norton is not one of those people. Nearly fifteen years ago at the age of 27 he quit all his jobs and decided to focus on his art. Norton never studied at an art school, but was pulled toward art at an early age. One of his favorite pieces is an angel he drew when he was three years old. Growing up in Kirkwood he began to enter art contests. His first win was for an Elmer’s Glue contest where he won first place for using the glue to attach wooden shavings for Abraham Lincoln’s beard. As an adult he has worked hard to get his artwork shown in galleries across the country. He recently had a solo show at the Carl Hammer Gallery in Chicago. Solo shows are important for an artist. It allows them to get noticed as individuals and not one of a group of artists showing at the same time. Norton has also shown pieces in New York City. “It’s challenging to get shown in New York City, that’s the Mecca of the art world,” said Norton. So how did his show about Civil Rights get a review by Roberta Smith in the March 5, 2010, edition of the New York Times? A St. Louis gallery had sent him with some of his pieces to an art fair in Miami. A New York gallery saw his work and took two of his pieces to see if they would sell in New York. They did and as a result Norton had his first solo show

Craig Norton of Perry is shown with several pieces that will be used as illustrations for his upcoming children’s book. These pieces will also be featured in his next exhibit. RCHE PHOTO

in New York City. He followed up with a show, “Timmy came home from war and wasn’t Timmy anymore,” in 2012. He has one scheduled for Woodstock, NY in March of 2014. “God’s really blessed me,” said Norton. “I’ve been doing my art full time for almost 15 years. This is my only job.” Although by no means wealthy, he has been able to support family through sales of his art. “Some people don’t understand how to make a living at art,” he continued. “Sure I’d like my art hanging in

major galleries and museums but, success for me is to be able to do my art every year, that’s my success. I don’t think you can pursue these kinds of things seriously if you have other jobs.” Norton gets his conviction and strength from his strong belief in Jesus. “A huge part of my art is my faith, that’s the biggest part. I strongly believe that Jesus gives us gifts, we’re supposed to use them.” Norton’s artuSee ARTIST on page 6A

Ralls County 911 levy passes with 69 percent voter approval 840-369

With the election over, the Ralls County voters have spoken and the 911 sales tax increase passed by a 69.48 percent to 30.52 percent margin. Of the 7,111 registered voters in Ralls County 1,210 (17 percent) went to the polls to vote on the issue of whether to increase the sales tax one half-cent and it passed with over two to one in favor. All eight county precincts had a majority of yes votes for the requested increase. Ralls County 911 Board Treasurer Lowell Jackson, in another publication was quoted as saying that if voters approve a half-cent sales tax increase on Tuesday Nov. 5), the board members plan to begin searching for a new 911 director immediately. That director would take charge of

hiring and training the staff necessary to operate the facility efficiently. “We certainly do need to get this passed and get this back, and get this back in Ralls County,” Jackson said. “It’ll double what they’re paying now, which will double our revenue.” It was noted in an earlier article that, Ralls County 911 received overwhelming support from the community at an August public meeting. Ron Leake, president of the Ralls County Historical Society, said he believes while conversations regarding the proposed tax increase have dwindled since then, most seem eager to restore the county 911 service and bring about a dozen jobs back to Ralls County.

“I’d like to keep it in the county,” Leake said. “There’s a lot of dedicated people who work for 911 and who deserve the job.” The half-cent sales tax had generated about $474,000 each year, but it has been reported that the 911 Center has operated at a deficit in five of the past eight years. Limited funding has certainly hurt the center’s ability to be able to upgrade their equipment and continue with quality staff training. According to the Ralls County 911 agenda for the meeting scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 7, the first order of business after the routine agenda items is the creation of a committee to hire a 911 director.

FFA GREENHAND AND CHAPTER BANQUET

FFA Greenhand and Chapter Degree Banquet Wednesday, Nov. 13, 6:30 p.m.

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VIEWS & COMMENTS From the Editor

by Editor Carolyn Trower I usually fuss about the change in time every fall because, like a lot of people, it throws me when it gets dark so early. But I love that extra time in the first few mornings when I still wake up “old time” and have an extra hour to eat a leisurely breakfast and head out the door without having to push fast forward. I spent some time last week driving around and taking pictures of the beautiful fall foliage. I’m not sure what formula nature used this fall but it is one of the best in several years. Some trees were decked out in rich earthy browns tinged with golden edges. Trees whose leaves were still green dominated the hillsides side by side with some species whose foliage was mottled with yellow and deep mahogany. The maples in my yard were a riot of yellow from the palest hue to a vibrant yellow-orange. The oaks in the fence row shimmered with leaves that ranged from deep purple, darkest of brown and a mossy green. Of course the real stars were the hard maples. They blazed among the woods lighting up their drab neighbors. I’m not sure what species of maple goes orange instead of red but they, too, were spectacular beacons among the oaks and evergreens. I look forward to the coming weeks. If we dodge the thunderstorms with high winds we may be blessed with even more glorious drives. You don’t have to go to New England or even down Highway 79, just head down the serpentine Rte. A from Rte. J to Rte. H. The hilly ribbon of asphalt that strings Perry with Santa Fe and on to Rte. 15 is also worth the drive. Enjoy this fantastic autumn and savor the scene, winter will come soon enough. When it does I have my photographs on ready to remind me of fall’s beauty.

WHY NOW? Two news articles.  Released the same day.  One from the Quincy Herald Whig and the other from KHQA.  They both focused on Ralls County 911 – that is where the similarities end.  Maggie Menderski wrote about the sales tax issue on the ballot Tuesday in both Ralls and Lewis counties.  She gave the background financials and the ballot initiative for both counties.  It was a good article for anyone who planned on going to the polls Tuesday and would’ve liked information on the ballot issues. KHQA’s story focused on the shooting that allegedly occurred in June of 2012 at Ralls County 911.  This story is based on court documents obtained by the news station.   What I find questionable is the timing of this news story.  How convenient is it for anyone who doesn’t want this sales tax to pass for this story to break on Friday night before an election on Tuesday?  Board members shouldn’t be making any public statements about this since no charges have been filed at this time.  So, how can they prevent the negative impact of this story at the voting booth?  Whoops….they can’t. Reading the article from KHQA, the investigation re-opened only 9 days before the June board meeting, but was “spurred on by the resignation of the director.”  What Laurie Means allegedly did to Janice Caldwell for trying to bring the incident to light could have been handled by Miss Caldwell at a board meeting following Means’ actions.  Why didn’t this happen? Sadly, the alleged shooting and the follow up investigation that was opened this year in no way reflect or have anything to do with the financial woes Ralls County 911 is facing.  The sales tax increase on the ballot this past Tuesday would help bring services back to Ralls County.  It could add more than a dozen jobs here in Ralls County.  The story from KHQA and other media outlets only served to do one thing – upset citizens of the county and get out the NO vote! Today, I will refrain from pointing fingers at any one person or entity, but the way I see it, only two entities stand to gain from a “no” vote on the sales tax referendum on the ballot.  I think the public deserves to know who made sure Ralls County 911 got as much negative attention as possible in the days leading up to an important election. The above was revised from my blog. Since I wrote that entry, more news was released. One story the night before the election. I will continue to question who stood to gain from this. The more I think on it, the more I believe that there is more to this story than anyone of us will ever know. I would love for someone to prove me wrong. I had intended to write about the ACA and how horribly its failed, but this is local and it really irritated me to see the news run the way it did in the days leading up to the election. I write this the night before the polls open, so I can’t guess what the results turned out to be. I can only hope that anyone who voted no did so because they believed it was in the best interest of the citizens of Ralls County, not because of what they may have read in the papers or heard on the local news. I’m looking for contributors on my website. You can remain anonymous if you so desire. If you would like to share your opinion or even links to stories or events you think others would like, get in touch with me at my email address. Final thoughts: If Becky Leake were here today, this article wouldn’t even exist. Regardless of what you may have thought of her, she never would have let this happen to Ralls County 911.

Statler named to NECAC Board

Don Patrick, president and chief executive officer of the 12-county area notfor-profit North East Community Action Corporation (NECAC), has announced that Judy Statler of New London has been elected to serve as the Low-Income Representative (LIR) from Ralls County on the agency’s 36-member volunteer Board of Directors. The NECAC Board of Directors consists of three representatives from each of the 12 counties served. Each county is represented by one Public Elected Official (PEO), one Civic Interest Representative (CIR) and one Low‑Income Representative (LIR). LIR board members are not required to be low-income themselves, but must have been nominated by low-income residents or organizations that represent the disadvan-

taged in the county. Statler was nominated by a low-income resident of the county and elected to the board on Sept. 24. The other two NECAC Board Members from Ralls County are Presiding County Commissioner Bob See of Center as the PEO and Charles Strode of Hannibal, representing the New London Lions Club, as the CIR. “We welcome Judy to the NECAC Board of Directors,” Patrick said. “We look forward to her input on behalf of the people of Ralls County.” Statler is a graduate of Meadow Heights High School in Patton and attended Southeast Missouri State University. She is the former publisher of the Ralls County Herald-Enterprise newspaper in New London. She and her late husband, Gene, have one

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grown son, Phillip. NECAC is a 12-county area not-for-profit social service, community health and public housing Community Action Agency. NECAC contracts with federal, state and local governments, private businesses and other not-for-profit organizations to operate and administer self-sufficiency service programs for the low-income, elderly, youth, disabled and disadvantaged population. The agency’s Central Administration Offices are located in Bowling Green, with NECAC Service Centers operated in each county. More information about NECAC programs is available by calling NECAC Ralls County Service Coordinator Wendy Ellison at 573-9852411 or visiting the NECAC Ralls County Service Center at 411 Main in New London.

BLISS... Anybody else catch the page 3 article in Saturday’s Hannibal Courier Post, “Obamacare Laid Bare,” by Charles Krauthammer? Seems as though every reason to believe administration propaganda rhymes with orange; no matter what “spin” Jay Carney puts on it. Constituents are not alone in their consternation with ACA. Even national Congress members and their “official” staff are required to get their insurance through an exchange. (Laurie Kellman, AP) Republicans in general (including John Boehner) are putting their entire staffs on exchange plans so they can slam Democrats who don’t. Nancy Pelosi took the challenge and pulled all her staffers off federal insurance and into exchanges. No word on the plans of Ms. McCaskill. You know: Claire, Obama Claire, who rushed between town hall meetings to promote the ACA. Somehow Sen. McCaskill is now strangely silent. (In military terms: in full hull defilade) Could it be that she “didn’t know” either, or are she and Hil shopping for matching stain-resistant outfits for 2016? A lot of people are griping about the required maternity insurance (it does seem that this should not be required until after puberty has been reached); but male, female, gay, lesbian, we’re all dealing with the same government so there’s a pretty good chance we’re gonna need it. But, are the insurance companies really going to provide the government with a huge increase in taxable profits? Do they have to pay for a government to sell insurance now? Mr. Obama? “I don’t know.” Okay. So where is all the money supposed to come from to subsidize the mass production of voters from the entitlement sector? Nancy? Hey, you passed the bill and we still don’t know what’s in it. I can’t help but wonder if, a few weeks back, the administration had blinked instead of the opposition to Obamacare. Thousands of government workers would not have been furloughed (later to be paid), national landmarks would have been enjoyed and contractors would have worked; and some more time. Clearer heads, and trouble-shooting could have kept millions of American workers from having their paid working hours cut and being forced to independently buy insurance they don’t need. “My way or the highway “makes me want to direct any fanatic to the nearest exit ramp. Among the many signs on the highway, caution, yield, and merge encourage the expeditious flow of traffic. Somehow, the infrastructure of our government seems to be based mostly of slow, stop, do not pass, and dead end. Hey, did you read that Edward Snowden is asking for an international coalition to have the U.S drop espionage charges against him. The German “Green” party is pushing this. First Putin gives Snowden three hots and a cot, then a job, and now the Germans want to “free Eddy.” My guess is that Snowden’s offer to testify before Congress is the last thing the administration wants now. Well, maybe not the last. What a slap if the world won’t back Obama on Syria, but will unite for Snowden. Is NSA checking on this situation? “I don’t know.”

Novembers...

In Ike Skelton’s entire life time, he never drove a car or had a driver’s license because of being handicapped by polio. In 1956, I drove Ike to farmhouses in Lafayette County when he ran for County Prosecutor. Republican Dwight Eisenhower and Democrat Ike Skelton received almost the identical number of votes in Lafayette County. The voters split their ballot. Ike told me one time his biggest regret in life was not being able to raise his boys in Lexington. He said “I had to decide whether I just wanted to see my boys on the weekends when I came home, or be with them every evening and participate in their school activities, and Little League ball in Virginia. I chose the latter.” He told me he wanted to be remembered for having written and helping get passed the Goldwater-Nichols Act, and rightfully so. The Goldwater-Nichols Act forced the three branches of the military to work together, consequently giving Ike credit for having saved the taxpayers more money than any Congressman in the history of our nation. One Saturday morning in 1988, Ike called me and asked me to drive to his old law office in Lexington and meet the next President of the United States. I hopped in my car and took the 20 minute drive trying to figure out who I was going to meet, because Ike never lied to me or anyone else. I walked in the door and he introduced me to Dick Gephardt, Speaker of the House and Ike’s close friend. Unfortunately, Gephardt only carried three states in the Democratic Primary, but would have been a much better candidate against President George H.W. Bush than Michael Dukakis. Ike had a sense of humor. A few years ago, we went to an AARP meeting where Ike was the speaker. When we left, Ike said, “Jack, what are we doing attending a meeting with all these old people?” There was only one couple in attendance who were older than either one of us. I was with Ike election night November 1956 and I was with Ike election night 54 years later November 2010, and I Continued 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 (continued) The first church building, a log structure, was built on land donated by Henry C. Shulse. During the ministry of George Buckner in 1890 the present building was erected and the old one was discarded. Following Reverend Johnson’s pastorate there were at least ten other ministers before Reverend John Golden became the minister. After approximately sixty years the present building was remodeled during the years 1951 through 1954 with the basement, furnace and the vestibule added. This was done at the cost of only $3500 because of labor and materials donated by members and friends. According to Earl Long, a member now deceased, twelve or fifteen men dug on the east side of the church and tunneled under it. When the ground became too hard to dig they resorted to blasting. Forms were built and materials assembled when the north wall of the excavation began to crumble and cave in. The church was in danger of falling into the hole beneath it. Twenty-five men risked their lives working all night to save it. When the church was stabilized the basement walls were poured but it was December before the floor was poured. The steps and vestibule were built the following spring with Wallace Bond supervising and Everett Lawson doing the necessary electrical work. Ora McClintock bought enough telescoping wagon tongues and other pipe and had Chester Ely weld them together with his portable welder. This made the sturdy and attractive fence which still stands today in front of the church. Following Reverend Golden’s pastorate some ministers listed were Chris Franklin, Lynn Gresham, James Webb, James Beahan, and Kyle Long. As time passed many of the older members passed away and the younger generation moved to other areas. Some of the girls who harmonized beautifully when they sang at church were Joan and Peggy O’Neal and Helen and Judy Johnson. All of them went their ways except Joan who was our faithful pianist and organist while rearing her family. Little did we think that Helen would become the well-known TV star and singer Helen Cornelius. Edna Ryan Cook has remained an ever faithful helper at Ariel for most of her life. Bob McClintock, who grew up in the church, remains a faithful member also. However, Ariel’s attendance grew smaller until there was talk of closing the doors. Then two young pastors, Jamie Page and Roger Huff came to Ariel. After Jamie left, Roger and his wife, Betty, worked diligently with a growing congregation to improve the church building and its work in the community and beyond. Central air conditioning, rewiring of the church, weatherproofing the basement, a new roof and siding, a new sound system, new hymn books, a new ceiling and ceiling fans, new kitchen cabinets and countertops, another restroom and other things were added. When Roger and Betty left, attendance dwindled again. Jerry Morris was one of our ministers afterward. Tim Sanders has been our pastor for several years and brings his message straight from the Bible. We now have water from the water district which is a great convenience. We have survived a candle fire which blackened the interior of the church, charred the top of the communion table and the front of the pulpit then went out through God’s grace. We’ve had good times and lean times, but we’re still going. Bob and Annette Beck do all sorts of mowing, cleaning and maintenance with some help from Tim, Bob, Joe Bird, Joe Kremer and anyone else available. We women do the tasks that we can share in to keep things moving. We are few in members but we do what we can to support the nursing home in Monroe City, the food pantry at Center, Shiloh Christian Children’s Ranch and other individual causes such as the P.E.T. project (wooden wheelchairs) as our limited resources allow. Our friends, Dan and Cynthia Bush and their teenagers came to our annual ice cream supper and sang and played their musical instruments. We are happy to have them visit again recently. Sunday school is held every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. with church services at 10:30. If you don’t have a church home we would be so happy for you to join us. Now I close with an old Irish blessing. May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind always be at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face, The rain fall soft upon your fields And until we meet again May God hold you in the palm of his hand.

The boy’s dog was beside him and together they moseyed over to the shade and Skeeter greeted the visitor politely but with reserve, for he still was rankling with the knowledge that the storekeeper had segregated his Millard Fillmore from Lady. Cash felt called upon to explain his presence and so he said, “Came out to get my wood.” “All cut,” Uncle Jesse said. “Pretty a’wood as I ever seen.” “That’s a fact.” The storekeeper stared down at the dog as though he might say something either to her or about her, but he didn’t. “Seen myself a heap of wood.” He was keeping the conversation away from the dog. “But never seen no wood no prettier than this here wood.” His tone was kind and Uncle Jesse’s eyes were prideful and the combination told their storey: the two old cronies were over their pout and everything was all right again. This gave Skeeter a feeling of wellbeing and security and for a reason that neither he nor Uncle Jesse had discussed, for it was so delicate. Cash Evans was the only merchant thereabouts who ever had extended credit to Uncle Jesse, and supplies were running low and they had no money; and Skeeter had wondered what they would do as long as Uncle Jesse and Mister Cash had their habits on and were pouting. There was another store about half a mile down the road from Mister Cash’s, but it was run by a Negro and if Uncle Jesse

asked for credit there and was refused, then that would be an humiliation comparable to general knowledge that the old man couldn’t write; being refused credit by a Negro. But now, apparently, everything was all right again and that little gnawing hurt, really a fear, that had been inside Skeeter for several days was gone. So he spoke out confidently: “No doubt about it. Mighty fine wood. Uncle Jesse been cutting up a storm.” The old man basked in the praise and read the boy’s mind and put his mind at ease by saying, “Ol’ Cash says this wood will settle that little ol’ frazzling account he been carrying for us. Squares us up. Ain’t that so, Cash? Ain’t that what you said?” “Not for the saw. Squares for the supplies, but not for the saw.” “Saw don’t count,” Uncle Jesse said. “Long as we’re squared for our som’n t’eat—that’s all that count.” I’ll help you load the wood.” Skeeter was so happy that he even was ready to forgive Mister Cash for his insulting treatment of Lady. “I’ll back your truck back in here, if you want me to.” “Better let ol’ Cash do his own backing,” Uncle Jesse said. “You might strip a gear or bust something—“ “Let him back it in,” Cash said. “He can drive a truck good as me. Go ahead and back it in, Skeeeter. Just step on the starter hard and shove her in gear and whip her back in here. You can do it.” Skeeter and Lady ran out to the truck and jumped into the cab and the boy felt like a

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man as he worked the truck by the side of the cabin and to the woodpile. He sprang out of the cab, and Lady too, and he began pitching wood into the truck. “Mighty fine backing,” Cash said. “Never saw nobody back any better than that. How ‘bout you, Jesse?” “Pretty a ‘backing as I ever seen and I’ve seen myself some mighty fine backing, around lumber camps and on public works and things like that.” “You never worked at a lumber camp in your life.” Cash sauntered away from Uncle Jesse. “Nor on public works, neither. You would’t even work on the W.P. and A.” He pitched some wood into the truck, but was not working as hard as Skeeter who was working very hard. Uncle Jesse picked up one stick of wood, the smallest one handy, and lobbed it into the truck. With Cash and the boy working so hard, there was no need for him to be so foolish and, besides, he had cut the wood. “Didn’t say nothing about where I worked. Just said I’d seen some mighty fine backing.” “Seen me some fine backing, too.” Cash took off his hat and mopped his brown and leaned against the truck. “Once’t I put in a few licks a’ship building down at Mobile and them truck drivers down there were the prettiest backers I ever seen.” Uncle Jesse stepped back into the shade. “Now you’re talking about backers what are backers.”

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was with Ike at Wentworth Military Academy November 2013. God speed Ike. I miss you already. Jack can be reached at PO Box 40, Oak Grove, MO 64075 or jackremembers@aol.com. Visit www.jackremembers.com

Local artist... Continued from front

work focuses on social injustice in today’s society. While in Kirkwood he mentored young men who lived in the inner city. Each one had lost a family member to gun violence. The art he showed at that time illustrated the devastation gun violence can have on an individual and the family and how the ripple effect of such violence changes society. Currently Norton is working on a show dealing with society’s treatment of older adults. Although many older adults live on their own Norton feels society disregards them. “It’s important to talk to them, to engage them in activities, to be supportive, to be a friend.” His artwork is created to make viewers think, to be more open to interpretation, and if the spirit is in them, make a change in the way they respond to society’s injustices. His current exhibit includes a series of pieces depicting an Old Folks Home made of 100-year-old caskets that he found. Each is 8-9 feet tall and Norton has incorporated his drawings into the caskets. One piece, Dropping Mom off at the Old Folks Home, “is a hard piece to live with. Only a museum would be interested,” commented Norton. He continued, “This issue is a tough one, it’s real, it’s true. That’s what my work focuses on. I believe you have to use God’s gifts to make a change for the better, to help people, so I feel this is not an easy subject to sell.” Norton is working on a children’s book to accompany the exhibit. It’s a story of one little girl’s relationship with her grandmother and the things they do together from the child’s point

of view. And although her grandmother is moving into an Old Folks Home, she assures her grandmother that they will still do things together, she will not be forgotten. “There’s hope at the end,” said Norton. Norton’s exhibit incorporates drawings, collage pieces, 3-D pieces and paintings. He draws in ball point ink. “The way I do it is different, the subject matter, the way I use the pen, it’s a totally unique style. That’s my art career. It’s different. When things are different some people don’t catch on and others connect instantly.” Norton summed up his art career as “an interesting

struggle, you never know what’s going to happen next. My wife is very supportive. It takes tons of hard work, but it’s been worth it. I like to use my gifts to encourage others in whatever they do. I tell people you can do it; it doesn’t mean you’re going to be rich but if you’re using God’s gifts you’re going to be happy.” Norton and his family have lived in Perry for three years. He and his wife, Amanda, have three daughters, Olive, Lucille and Edith and are expecting a baby in January. He is represented by a gallery that shows his work in New York, Chicago and Palm Springs, California.

Craig Norton of Perry is shown in his workroom with a model of “Grandma,” one of the characters to be used in his next exhibit and one of the illustrations for his upcoming children’s book.


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“Stranger Danger” set for Nov. 9

Shine A Light On Autism recently donated two iPads and app cards to Lilian Schaper State School, in Bowling Green. and one iPad and app cards to Mississippi Valley School, in Hannibal. to enhance the educational opportunites of those with special needs. This makes a total of 25 iPads now donated by Shine A Light On Autism to area schools. Left to right, Cindy Plowman (Shine A Light), Connie Billings (school administrator), Amelia Johnson (Shine A Light), Macy Rodenbaugh (Shine A Light), Marlene Rodenbaugh (Shine A Light). SUBMITTED PHOTO

Sergeant Berhardt, from the Missouri Highway Patrol, will be presenting a stranger danger program on Nov. 9. He will tell Sergeant Bernardt will tell how to avoid and protect yourself from strangers, and will be presenting to New London Elementary at 1 p.m., and at Center Elementary, Pre-K through 2nd grade at 2:15 p.m. The event is sponsored by Mark Twain FCCLA. Parents and guardians are invited to the presentation. Safe Facts • Safe adults include Mom, Dad, Grandma, Grandpa, a Babysitter, or a trusted long-term friend of the family. • There are other people in your kid’s life, like teach-

YMCA of Hannibal taking early bird soccer registration

The YMCA of Hannibal is now taking early bird registrations for Winter Youth Indoor Soccer Leagues. Early Bird deadline is Sunday, Nov. 10. Early bird prices are $22 for members and $36 for non-members. Normal registration will begin on Nov. 11 and run through Dec. 1. Normal prices are $26 for members and $40 for non-members. Financial assistance is available for those who qualify. The program is open to boys and girls in Pre-K (age 4) through 6th grades. Games will be played on Saturdays beginning Jan. 4 at the YMCA gym. The season will run through Feb. 8. For more information call the YMCA of Hannibal at 221-0586.

Quail Forever receives Habitat Challenge Grant

Cade Carman shot his first deer, an 8-pointer, on Sunday morning, Nov. 3, during youth season. Cade is the 7-year old son of Michael and Tracey Carman, of Center. SUBMITTED PHOTO

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The Mark Twain Chapter of Quail Forever is a recipient of one of the Missouri Department of Conservation’s Habitat Challenge Grants. These grants are made available to conservation organizations willing to supply a 1:1 match with the money going to wildlife habitat improvement projects in the local community. This year the Mark Twain Chapter committed $7,000 to this grant, doubling money raised at local fundraisers to contribute a total of

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Mark Twain 4-H Club News

by Club Reporter Brandon Williams

The Mark Twain 4H Club met on Saturday, Oct. 26, at Chuck and Tammy Mason’s house near Paris. There were 12 members, nine leaders, and one other present. The meeting was called to order by Brett Mason, Vice-President at 6:06 p.m. Pledges were led by Katelyn Breid and Britany Williams. A Parliamentarian tip was given by Annie Miller “Whenever you want to make a motion, raise your hand and wait to be called upon to make the motion.” Roll call was answered by “What are you going to be for Halloween?” Minutes of the last meeting were read by Britany Williams, Secretary. Annie Miller made a motion to approve the minutes with a second by Allison Miller. All members present reported on their projects. Old Business-Fall into Paris report included Mark Twain 4-H members attending the parade. 4-H Sunday was held on Oct. 6 at the Florida Methodist Church in Florida. Recognition night report included collection for Kids Helping Kids with a total of $95.98 New Business - Nov. 2 is All Committee meeting at 9 a.m. at the 4-H Exhibit Hall. These include Achievement Day - Pam Fox, Camp - Liza Williams, Pam Fox and Mary Ellen Crain, Form Judging - Liza Williams, Fashion Revue, County Activity Day, Indoor Exhibits, and Dogs. Thanksgiving pie information is being handed out to all members. Start selling and we will need all information turned in by Nov. 11. All proceeds will go to Jacquie’s Barn Fund. We will be making Turkeys to go on the doors at Monroe Manor and Miller Resident Care. Please bring scissors and glue sticks to the November meeting. We will also pick up trash at the Nov. meeting so wear warm clothes and bring gloves. There is a cover contest for the fair book for 2014. If interested, please submit to the extension office by Feb. 1. The MRF forms that were chosen to go on for judging are due in the Extension office by Nov. 13. Russell Mitchell, State 4-H Rep. reported that they are looking into making a 4-H coloring book. Information for this was given to all members. Announcements: 4-H day with the Chiefs is Dec. 22. If anyone would like to be a Northeast Regional Representative, please read the Oct. newsletter. Applications are due Jan. 3. Dates to Remember: Nov. 2 - All Committee Meeting at the 4-H building at 9 a.m. Nov. 20 - 4-H Council meets at 4:30 p.m.; Fairboard meets at 7 p.m. A Health Tip was given by Will Crain “Wear warm clothes in the Winter.” A Safety Tip was given by Kendall Mason “Watch the road for farm equipment during harvest season.” Next meeting: Nov. 3, at 3 p.m. at the Florida Presbyterian Church Brandon Williams made a motion to adjourn the meeting with a second from Dawson Bross.

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Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013

The Ralls County Herald-Enterprise

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OBITUARIES AND CHURCH NEWS

911 “shooting” and other concerns still under investigation, according to Special Prosecutor During an investigation into a report of a firearm being discharged inside the Ralls County 911 Center approximately 18 months ago, there was found probable cause that three employees were involved in concealing the incident and destroying evidence. Recently, under the auspices of a Sunshine Law request, over 35 plus pages of probable cause statements, evidence logs, search warrants, requests for search warrants, affidavits and Sheriff ’s Office supplemental reports were released to the public. Employees named in probable cause statements were former 911 Center Director Laurie Means, and former center employees Jared LaForce and Steven McClain. The investigation was turned over in August to a special prosecutor. Ralls County Associate Circuit Judge David Mobley appointed Monroe County Prosecuting Attorney Talley Kendrick to oversee the investigation.

“The issue is still currently under investigation,” said Special Prosecutor Talley Kendrick. Prosecutor Kendrick noted that she had been in touch with the Missouri Highway Patrol. It was noted that, in August, Ralls County Sheriff Gerry Dinwiddie said the incident was part of an ongoing investigation. In a second news release issued by his office, Dinwiddie said deputies had been conducting “a criminal investigation” at the center, with a search warrant authorized and executed on July 2 at the center. “Various items of evidence were recovered pertaining to this case,” the release said. The report goes on to state that four felony statutes were violated including unlawful use of a weapon; tampering with physical evidence; concealing a felony; and hindering the prosecution of a felony. It also listed misdemeanor unlawful use of a weapon and misuse of official information as

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Perry Christian Church

Pastor David Todd

The Perry Christian Church worship hour of November 3 began with the choir singing “I Stand Amazed”. Jacob and Damien lit the candles. Pastor Todd welcomed everyone and led the Call to Worship. There will be a meeting with the Baptist Church to discuss a joint food pantry. This Monday Bible Study will be the Book of Habbakuk. “I Can Only Imagine” was sung in praise. Our prayer hymn was “Abide with Me” “I Need Thee Every Hour” was the response. Pastor Todd gave the invitation to share the Lord’s Supper. “Break Thou the Bread of Life” was sung. Prayers were offered by Elders Joyce Coleman and Jim Gay. Deacons serving were Carol Norman, Wyatt Lewellen, Glenna Johnson, and David Lewellen. Arlen sang “God Bless the USA” for the special music. Arlen had the Children’s Moment. He made the comparison between three clear liquids and talked about how different people were. Luke 19:1-10 was read by Su Todd for pastor’s sermon on “Reaching Out to Find Christ.” The sermon was based on how Zacchaeus reached out to Jesus and how Jesus went to the home of Zacchaeus. “Down at the Cross” was the invitation hymn. We closed with singing “Zacchaeus”.

The Church at Ariel

Pastor Tim Sanders

Excellent Greatness Praise God in His sanctuary. Praise Him in His firmament. Praise Him for His mighty acts. Excellent greatness. Psalm 150 How beautiful are the changing of the seasons. Let everything that has breath praise the Lord! Have you stopped for a praise lately? 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.

Center Wise Guys 4-H Club elects officers

Center Wise Guys 4-H Club held their monthly meeting Oct. 14, at 6:30 p.m. Three new members

were in attendance. The meeting was called to order by Kyla Ingram. The song, “If Your Happy and You Know It” was

sung and lead by Cierra and Callie. Austin lead the pledges. Roll call was answered with, “What are you going

to be for Halloween?” The minutes of the last meeting were read by Adam Baxter. Treasurer’s report was read and accepted. Committees will be assigned next month. Old business including Recognition Night and fair checks were discussed. New business was discussed. The club will make candy canes for the nursing home residents for the holidays. Installation of officers ceremony was done, cake and punch were served. The meeting was adjourned at 7:30 p.m.

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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. Marilyn Lucas played “The Lord’s Prayer” for the prelude. Call to worship and responsive reading followed. The hymn of praise was “Great Is Thy Faithfulness.” The invocation was given and the Lord’s Prayer said in unison. Pastor Day’s youth message was “Only by the Grace of God You’re Saved.” The worship hymn was “Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us.” Joys and concerns were heard. Prayers are asked for the families of Alice Wisdom and Paul Wilson. Other concerns are Ruthe and Harry Musgrove, Ruth and Bill Baker’s daughter, Mary. “Happy Birthday” was sung to Kelsey Stout and Lila O’Malley. Pearl Nolan had her 99th birthday. We were happy to have Kelsey Stout and her friend, Steve, from California with us. Silent and pastoral prayers were followed by choral response. The meditation and words of institution were given in preparation for the Lord’s Supper. “How Great Thou Art” was the communion hymn. Elder Clarence Lucas offered prayer. Serving were Roger and Rhonda Stout and Bryan and Cindy Day. The offering sentence, receiving of the tithes and offerings, doxology and prayer of dedication by Pastor Day followed. Scripture today was from Psalm 15:1-5. Pastor Day’s message was “Who May Live on God’s Holy Hill?” The hymn of invitation was “Where He Leads Me.” The benediction, choral response and postlude closed the service. Don and Marge Schmitz were greeters, Roger Stout lit the candles. Marilyn Lucas and Becky Jarman prepared communion. November birthdays include Carolyn Schrader, Kendall (whitaker) Jackson, Kelsey Stout, Lila O’Malley, Michelle (Powell) Dyer, Sue Pash and Rita Howard. November anniversaries include Don and Cathy Epperson.

South Fork Presbyterian Pastor John Grimmett The Sunday, Nov. 3 services at South Fork Presbyterian church began with Patti Grimmett playing “Blessed Assurance” on the piano followed by Debbie Carey leading in song to “To God Be The Glory”, “Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus”, “Jesus Saves” and “Threefold Amen”. Pastor John Grimmett led all in the Responsive Reading from Psalms 113 and 146 with prayer for Ethan Tunink; Rick Bransetter; Clyde Olschlager; Albert Sinclair; Shery Tinkler; Bryan Carey; Bob; Sherry Graupman; and Pastor John; Happy Birthday was sang to Beth Tilt and Susan Honaker and congratulations to Dan and Debbie Carey for their 37th Anniversary; with all saying the Lord’s Prayer. Pastor John and Patti played guitar and sang “Softly and Tenderly”. The message “Large and Small” was based on scripture from Luke 19:1-10 as there is always someone that the community doesn’t like in this world today, just as in the time of Jesus. Left out - lonely - insecure - life changes as Jesus approaches... God loves us just as we are, but He also loves us so much not to leave us that way - He can make us even better. Today is the day of salvation, if you will open your heart and your eyes to the place where God wants you to be...a servant of God - the amazing grace of Jesus Christ. God is always seeking us! Today is the day... Communion was led by Dan Halleman and Martha Hill with Offertory led by Kaylee Beckham as Patti played “Just As I Am” and all sang the “Doxology”. Patti played “Lord I’m Coming Home” as all retired in fellowship. Services are held every Sunday at 9 a.m. and all are welcome to come hear the word of the Lord. And Jesus said unto him, “This day is salvation come to this house forsomuch as he also is a son of Abraham”. “For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost”. Luke 19:9-10

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New London Forget-Me-Not Senior Citizens

Center Wise Guys 4-H Club new officers: Kalin Shultz, secretary; Kayla Ingram, reporter; Austin Black, treasurer; Reagan Shultz, vice president; Adam Baxter, president; Cole Baxter, game leader; Kaleb Ingram, game leader; Callie Reynolds, song leader; and Cierra VanSickle, song leader. SUBMITTED PHOTO

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Thank you to the Center, New London and Perry volunteer firefighters who responded to the fire at the seasonal house north of Center on Wednesday, Oct. 30. Sincerely, Ruthie Day

We want to thank each and everyone who called, sent cards, food and prayers, and visited Jim in the hospital at Missouri Orthopedic Institute and Rusk. We appreciated every act of kindness shown to us and for all the trips taking me to and from Columbia. We are so fortunate to live in a community with such caring friends and neighbors. Thank you and God Bless all who helped us in any way.

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6A Thursday,Nov. 7, 2013

The Ralls County Herald-Enterprise

RALLS COUNTY FARM/RECORDS Affordable Care Act Information Do you have questions about the Affordable Care Act? University of Missouri Extension, New London NECAC and Pike County Memorial Hospital has information for families, individuals and businesses about options and responsibilities under the new health care law. An Affordable Care Act presentation is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. in the new multipurpose gymnasium at Ralls County High School at 21622 Hwy 19, Center. The public is invited. The informational presentation is part of MU Extension’s Health Insurance Education Initiative. For more information, please call the Ralls County MU Extension office at 573-985-3911 or the New London NECAC office at 573-985-2411. A federally licensed Marketplace Navigator will also be present at the meeting to answer questions. A Navigator has received training and is qualified to help consumers enroll in the marketplace. A Navigator is unbiased and will not charge a fee to answer questions. “The Health Insurance Education Initiative will help Show-Me State citizens understand their health insurance options and learn how to get help in their own communities if they choose to enroll in Missouri’s health insurance marketplace,” said Brenda Procter, associate professor of consumer and family economics for MU Extension. A new website, at extension.missouri.edu/insure, provides educational materials and links to information. There’s a map of Missouri educators who can provide local workshops and a calendar where you can learn about upcoming events near you. “The website is a one-stop source for factual, unbiased information about the changes in health insurance that are required by the new law,” Procter said. MU Extension’s Health Insurance Education Initiative website will also provide resources for the state’s small businesses, including information about tax credits for offering insurance to employees and explanations of rules that might affect their bottom line, she said.

Perry Police Report On Oct. 4 at 8:34 a.m. an officer made contact with a suspicious person On Oct. 4 at 12:19 p.m. an officer responded to a check on well-being call of a juvenile. On Oct. 5 at 3:04 p.m. an officer received a report of a stolen golf cart. The report was from Ralls County Sheriff Office. On Oct. 8 at 6:04 p.m. an officer received a report of a lost animal. The animal was later located and returned to owner. On Oct. 8 at 8:28 p.m. an officer assisted RCSO with a report of alleged kidnapping. On Oct. 10 at 8:00 a.m. an officer received a report of property damage. The report was from the RCSO. On Oct. 11 at 6:19 p.m. an officer received a call of a child custody dispute. On Oct. 12 at 7:10 p.m. an officer received a call of a dog at large. The owner was located and the dog returned. On Oct. 15 at 11:24 a.m. an officer responded to a check well-being. On Oct. 19 at 8:07 a.m. an officer received a call of a suspicious vehicle. On Oct. 19 at 11:27 p.m. an officer made contact with a citizen in reference to an ordinance violation. The report was unsubstantiated. On Oct. 20 at 9:17 p.m. an officer stopped a vehicle for speeding 9-15 mph over the posted limit. The driver of the vehicle was issued a warning for exceeding posted speed limit. On Oct. 20 at 10:15 p.m. an officer stopped a vehicle for speeding 9-15 mph over the posted limit. The driver of the vehicle was issued a warning for exceeding posted speed limit. On Oct. 22 at 7:11 a.m. an officer stopped a vehicle for equipment violation. The driver of the vehicle was issued a warning for the violation. On Oct. 22 at 8:31 a.m. an officer responded to a delayed report of stealing. On Oct. 22 at 9:01 a.m. an officer responded to animal at large complaint. The owner secured the animal and was issued a warning for the incident. On Oct. 25 at 6:42 a.m. an officer stopped a vehicle for an equipment violation. The driver of the vehicle was issued a citation for not using seatbelt. On Oct. 25 at 7:03 a.m. an officer stopped a vehicle for failing to use turn signal. The driver was issued a warning for the violation. On Oct. 25 at 7:49 a.m. an officer observed a motorist needing assistance due to his vehicle being broke down. The officer helped the motorist push the vehicle out of roadway. On Oct. 25 at 2:10 p.m. an officer stopped a vehicle for failing to use turn signal. The driver of the vehicle was issued a warning for the violation. On Oct. 25 at 3:42 p.m. an officer responded to an animal at large complaint. The owner of the animal was issued a citation for the incident. On Oct. 29 at 8:08 a.m. an officer received a report of a vehicle crash that occurred on private property. Both parties involved agreed to handle the incident civilly. On Oct, 29 at 9:34 a.m. an officer responded to a call of an ordinance violation. The suspect was issued a warning for having too many dogs. The suspect was given 6 days to remedy the deficiency. On Oct. 29 at 9:51 a.m. an officer stopped a vehicle for failing to stop at a stop sign. On Oct. 29 at 1:59 p.m. an officer responded to an assist agency call. The call was in reference to a DFS hot line call. The officer was also assisted by the Center Police Department and the Ralls County Sheriff ’s Office. On Oct. 29 at 4:22 p.m. an officer responded to a domestic disturbance call. The officer was assisted by the Ralls County Sheriff ’s Office. On Oct. 29 at 6:01 p.m. an officer made citizen contact. One individual was arrested for unlawful possession of firearms. Another individual was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia. The officer was assisted by the Ralls County Sheriff ’s Office. On Oct. 30 at 10:59 an officer provided escort for a funeral procession. On Oct. 30 at 2:20 p.m. an officer received an informational report from a concerned citizen. On Oct. 30 at 3:56 p.m. an officer responded to a report of a violation of an order of protection.

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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: Monday, Oct. 28 - The Ralls County Commission discussed general road maintenance; The Ralls County Commission met with Daryle Smith in regards to Meadowlark Lane and Blue Bird Lane; The Ralls County Commission met with Denise Goodwin in regards to her hiring a deputy Coroner. The Commission all agreed that she should get someone that is trained before they go to work any calls by their self. Thursday, Oct. 31 - The Ralls County Commission discussed general road maintenance; The Ralls County Commission met with Rodney Rodenbaugh in regards to Terry Sanders land in the bottoms. Rodney had a letter from Mr. Sander’s lawyer to give to the Commission.

Cook Books for sale include the Centerettes Club Cook Book for $15.00 and the Center Elementary School Cook Book for $15.00. The Centerettes Club has a Christmas basket on display. Tickets are $1.00 each or six for $5.00. The drawing will be on Nov. 30, at the Paris Craft Show.

Ralls County Sheriff ’s Department

Book Reviews

Accidental shooting

On Sunday Nov. 3, at 0926 hours, The Ralls County Sheriff ’s Office responded to a reported accidental shooting at the Salt River Gun Range. The gun range is located in the New London rural section of Ralls County on Highway 61. Upon arrival at the scene Sheriff ’s Deputy’s found the victim, Andrea Jinneth CORREDOR-RIVERA, age 25, deceased from a single self inflicted gunshot wound to the head that appears to be accidental in nature, however the investigation is on-going at this time.

Tire Dumping

On Thursday Oct. 17, the Ralls County Sheriff ’s Office received information from a Ralls County resident of subjects who were illegally dumping old tires on Silvers Lane and Pershing Road. The Ralls County Sheriff ’s Office initiated a criminal investigation into the matter and as a result two arrests were made on Saturday Oct. 26. Jayson DOWLING, age 37, of Hannibal, and Jerry JOHNSON, age 33, were both charged with Illegal Dumping of Solid Waste. Both subjects have a court date of Dec. 1, at the Ralls County Circuit Court The Ralls County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind all residents and citizens within Ralls County to please contact the Sheriff’s Office at 573-985-5611 with any information regarding Illegal Dumping in the County. The Sheriff’s Office remains committed to identify and prosecute all persons involved in Illegal Dumping in Ralls County.

Births • Births A daughter Cecilia Lynn Cook was born Oct. 31, 2013 at 8:19 a.m. She weighed 6 lbs, 14 ozs and was 18.5 inches long. The parents are Britney and Richard Cook, of New London. A daughter, Payslee Nicole Hinch was born Nov. 1, 2013 at 4:50 p.m. She weighed 6 lbs 14ozs and was 20.75 inches long. The parents are Lacy and Payton Hinch, of New London.

New Books

New Adult Books added to the collection include: Second Opinion by Palmer Resolution by Parker Sunday Dinners by Cowden Threat Vector by Clancy Sixth Man by Baldacci Old Man River by Schneider Amish Cook Book by Eicher

Old Man River

by Paul Schneider The Mississippi begins life uneventfully as a trickle seeping out of Lake Itasca, near the Canadian border. By the time the river enters the Gulf of Mexico it has gathered the waters of nearly 40 percent of the continental United States. Long before the Europeans arrived, native cultures rose and fell in the watershed. Among early mysteries examined here are the ancient effigy mounds --- earth art modeled after serpents, birds, and bears --- some hundreds of feet in length and Cahokia, the greatest preColumbian city on the continent, which flourished near the majestic river in the centuries preceding the arrival of sixteenth century Europeans. Though stylistically different --- the Spanish explorers came on horseback from the south, the French from the north in native canoes --- the goal was the same: conquest and mastery of the watershed. Their names --- de Soto, Marquette and Joliet, the incomparable La Salle --- and the hardships endured quicken the pulse of today’s reader. George Washington fought his first battle in an effort to secure the watershed, and Ulysses S. Grant and William T. Sherman both came to President Lincoln’s attention after their wartime successes on the Mississippi. Mark Twain is known as the bard of the Mississippi, but Melville, Dickens, Trollope, and Audubon also wrote about the river. Pirates and river rats, gamblers and slaves, loggers and catfishers, tourists and missionaries: it is a river of stories and myth. Its’ Paul Roberson sitting on a cotton bail, Daniel Boone floating on a flatboat, and Paul Bunyan cutting trees in the neighborhood of Little House in the Big Woods. Half devastated product of American ingenuity, half magnificent natural wonder, it is impossible to imagine America without the Mississippi. Paul Schneider is the author of Bonnie and Clyde, Brutal Journey, The Enduring Shore, and The Adirondacks, a New York Times Book Review Notable Book. He lives in West Tisbury, Massachusetts.

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Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013

The Ralls County Herald-Enterprise

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

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

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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) 9853411 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 North-South 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 (SE-1/4) 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 excep-

tions 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) 9853411 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 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) 9853411 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) 9853411 ATTORNEYS FOR ESTATE FIRST PUBLICATION: October 31, 2013 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 JOHN WILLIAM BATES, DECEASED: You are hereby notified that the undersigned Personal Representative of said estate will file Final Settlement and Petition for Distribution on the 11th 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. DANNY BATES PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE BRISCOE, RODENBAUGH & BRANNON

Attorneys at Law P. O. Box 446 New London, Missouri 63459 Telephone: (573) 9853411 ATTORNEYS FOR ESTATE FIRST PUBLICATION: November 7, 2013. Published on: November 7, 14, 21 and 28, 2013

TRUSTEE’S SALE

IN RE: Thomas J. Luther and Janice L. Luther, Husband and Wife Trustee’s Sale: For default in payment of debt and performance of obligation secured by Deed of Trust executed by Thomas J. Luther and Janice L. Luther, Husband and Wife dated June 15, 2010 and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of Ralls County, Missouri as Document Number 2010-48048 the undersigned Successor Trustee, at the request of the legal holder of said Note will on Tuesday, December 3, 2013 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., (at the specific time of 12:05 PM), 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 THREE (3), CEDAR CREST HOMES SUBDIVISION, SECTION THREE (3), TOWNSHIP FIFTYFOUR (54) NORTH, RANGE SEVEN (7) WEST, OF THE FIFTH PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, 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: 155758.120313.315937 FC

NOTICE

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VETERANS DAY

REMEMBER THE BRAVE

A Tribute to all Veterans

Steve & Faye Whitaker

Robert (Bob) See Ralls County Commissioner

RCEC RALLS COUNTY ELECTRIC COOP 17594 Hwy. 19, New London

(573) 985-8711

Western District Commissioner

AL’S TIRE SERVICE (573) 221-3777

1018 Mark Twain Ave., Hannibal, Mo.

JUDGE DAVID MOBLEY, Sherre and Family

Monday - Friday • 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

GREAT CENTRAL LUMBER CO. Do It Best

FARM, HOME AND INDUSTRY ELECTRICAL SUPPLIES - HARDWARE - TOOLS PLUMBING SUPPLIES - PLYWOOD - CEMENT FARM SUPPLIES - ROOFING MILLWORK - PAINT - TILE - CULVERTS POLE BARN MATERIALS & CABINETS

(573) 267-3692

LITER FERTILIZER AND CHEMICAL

103 S. Madison • Perry • 573-565-2242

403 West Mason, Center, Mo.

573-267-3411

A Tribute to all Veterans

Perry Farm Service SERVING NORTHEAST MISSOURI SINCE 1959!

1309 E. Main, P.O. Box 147 • Perry, Mo. 573-565-2805 • 573-565-2247 (fax) perryfarmservice.com RON AND SANDY MYERS

DAILY SPECIALS AVAILABLE Check out our Deli Departments offering fresh sandwiches and salads in Paris and Perry Perry

104 Mary Bell St. (573) 565-3222

Ralls County Sheriff Paris Location 620 S. Main St. (660) 327-4700

Gerry Dinwiddie

“You call, we will respond”

American Made Veterans There’s only one way to be a Veteran. There are many ways to show you appreciate them. Please do. Thoughts from Hawkins Construction


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VETERANS DAY

REMEMBER THE BRAVE

James L. Lemon & Mary Lee Attorney At Law

308 S Main St. (next to Post Office) New London, MO 63459

(573) 985-3070

A Tribute to all Veterans

R. C. Harlow Eastern District Commissioner

Perry Machine & Die, Inc.

27124 Hwy. J Perry, Mo. (573) 565-2231

Tom Ruhl Ralls County Assessor

REMEMBER THE BRAVE BETH HAVEN

Denise Goodwin Ralls County Coroner

Where Caring Is A Matter of Heart 2500 Pleasant Street Hannibal, Mo. • 573-221-6000

(573) 985-8566 DAYS (573) 221-8566 AFTER HOURS

RALLS COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT 405 W 1st St New London, Mo. • (573) 985-7121 A Tribute to all Veteran’s

Mama Mia’s Eat In or Take Out

Specializing in Italian Handmade Pizza and American Buffalo Wings Reservations accepted

Serving lunch and supper Wednesday - Saturday Closed Sunday, Monday, Tuesday Parallel to Hwy. 61 South, New London (across from Lion’s Club) • 573-985-3477

Present this coupon and receive 10% Off entire bill!

A Tribute to all Veterans

Ralls County Mutual Insurance Company

16083 Hwy. 61, New London

Hon. Rachel Bringer-Shepherd Judge 10th Circuit Court

CENTER LOCKER The Home of Quality Local Meats & Custom Processing

Check out our website centerlocker.com for all of our new items for 2013 Extended hours through gun season Monday through Friday 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. Open during youth season Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dennis McMillen, Owner Farmers Cooperative Services, Inc. offers a wide array of services. Give us a call and we’ll be happy to help you. Please go to our Delivery Info page on the website and fill out the online form to have feed delivered to you. Stop by or call for more information. 1. Custom grind, mix, and deliver: We have trained feed specialists to assist you in making a ration for your feed operation. Then our experienced mill team will grind, mix, and deliver your ration to your farm. 2. Grain storage: We are a federally licensed warehouse and offer grain bank, open storage, and a cash market at Palmyra and Ewing, MO for corn. 3. Custom fertilizer application: We have 2 dry floater trucks and a Rogator to service your needs. 4. Bulk fertilizer application: We have available both a 6 ton and an 8 ton fertilizer cart. We also offer liquid fertilizer at Palmyra and Ewing and our tool bars have Raven AccuFlow Systems. 5. NH#3 tool bars and nurse tank are available at Palmyra and Ewing. 6. 24 hour fuel sites: Use our 24-hour-a-day Cardtrol sites at 4 convenient locations in Palmyra, Ewing, New London, and our new site in Philadelphia, MO. We accept all major credit cards. 7. Propane delivery: We offer propane for your BBQ grills, home heating, and grain drying. Inquire about our summer prepays and level pay plans. 8. Convenient monthly billing with approved credit.

Check with us on early booking of CROPLAN, ASGROW, DEKALB SEED. Be sure to contact us at one of the locations listed below for more details.

New London County Farmer’s COOP 116 E 4th St., New London
 (573) 985-5661 Staff: Brian Obert: Branch Manager,
Tracy Quinlin: Inside Sales/Bookkeeper, Kyle Jamison: Fertilizer/Driver,
Joe Taylor: Propane Driver and Clayton Jones Palmyra, Mo. • 573-769-2151 | Ewing, Mo. • 573-209-3221

A Tribute to all Veterans

Hannibal Monument Co. 340 S. Hwy 61 • Hannibal, Mo.

(573) 221-1874

The Best on Earth: A Veteran’s Day Tribute If someone has done military service, They earn the title “veteran,” and more; They earn our deep respect and admiration; That they are special no one can ignore. They sacrificed the comforts we enjoy; The list is long of all the things they gave. Our veterans are extraordinary people; They’re loyal, dedicated, true and brave. When terror and invasion were real threats, They showed us they could handle any storm. We owe our freedoms and our very lives To our veterans, who served in uniform. Our veterans should be celebrities; They’re exceptional; no other group compares. We’re grateful for the many things they’ve done; They’re always in our hearts and in our prayers. We owe our veterans support and friendship; Let no one ever question what they’re worth. These men and women served us and our country, Our veterans--the very best on earth. By Joanna Fuchs

(573) 267-3343 107 S. Public St., Center

A Tribute to all Veterans


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RALLS COUNTY NEWS

Mark Twain Junior High cheerleaders kept the crowd on their feet during the opening game of the junior high season against the Community R-VI Trojans. RCHE PHOTO

Tigers finish season Mark Twain Tigers finished their season with a 57-2 district loss to top seeded Palmyra on the road. Mark Twain fell behind early trailing 23-0 after the first quarter and 44-0 at the half. Mark Twain scored their only points of the contest on a safety in the third period. The Mark Twain offense could not get untracked as they passed for no yardage and only had 26 yards on the ground in 35 carries. Defensively, Trey Arndt (12) led the team in tackles with double digits while Eric Robbins chipped in with five takedowns. Defensive statistics Tackles: Terry Moore 3, Ryan Bailey 1, trey Arndt 12, Dalton Hill 1, Aaron Miller 2, Walker Sharp 1, Corey Gilmore 2, Bradley Branham 1, Eric Robbins 5, Aaron Boleach 1,

State Champion...

Jessica won first place in the 2013 4-H Missouri State Fashion Revue Contest. The contest was held at the University of Missouri in Columbia. Top contestants from each county competed in the contest. Jessica Stinson, from Ralls County placed first in the Make It With Wool division for 11-13 year olds. Jessica competed with a lined blue wool coat that she made as part of her clothes you make project. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Conner Grossmann heads down court in the Nov. 1 game against the Community R-VI Trojans. . The Tigers took a decisive 2928 victory over the Community R-VI Trojans.

Wyatt Sharp 3, Derrick Boyd 3, Loren Carlisle 2, Matthew Lathrom 1, Dalton Hawkinson 2, Brady Hooley 1, Ethan Mack 1.

Mark Twain Junior High Lady Tiger Kenzie Lathrom goes for a basket in the Nov. 1, game against the Community R-VI Lady Trojans. RCHE PHOTO

The employees of the RCSBank have been paying to wear blue jeans to work on Fridays during Breast Cancer Awareness month of October. “Several of our staff members wanted to do something in honor of Breast Cancer Month,” stated Jim Ross, President, “so we decided to match the money raised from the jean days plus

any customer donations.” The bank contacted the Hannibal Regional Hospital Foundation to find out where the money could go locally to support breast cancer treatment. They learned the James E. Cary Cancer Center (JECCC) has a campaign to purchase a linear accelerator (radiation treatment machine). A check for

Bank Casual Days Offer Cancer Support

$854.00 is being delivered today to assist with that campaign. According to Ross, “the staff enjoyed wearing bright pink along with their jeans to show their support for this important cause. Almost everyone has been affected by this disease and we hope our donation can help local women in the fight.”

RCSBank employees are pictured first row from left Holly Pikey, Rachel Deming and Courtney Hamill. Second row from left are Sandy Tapley, Laura Dotson, Dee Shepherd, Linda Epperson, Colleen Jones, Chris Nichols and Steve Misner. Back row from left are Harold Lentz, Pam Matson, Reva Ingram, Karen Nemes, Jim Fox, Jim Ross, Leslie McMillen, Tammy Brown and Anne Vieira. RCHE PHOTO

Frosty’s First Annual Festival of Lights “Looking for participants for Frosty’s First Annual Festival of Lights. Advertise your business, church, organization or individual free of charge with a lighting display on December 7. For more information please call or text Debbie Hall at 573-406-4015 or email djhall@centurytel.net” You are invited to participate in Frosty’s Snowman Festival of Lights Recognize your business, church, organization or individual with a lighted display that everyone can see! We will have a walk-through on December 7th from 5-8 PM. Rides will be available for those who cannot walk. We will be parking at 154 Marine and shuttled to Frosty’s for the event. There will be food, hot cocoa and hot, sugared popcorn to purchase, a bon fire to warm by and carolers to proclaim the reason for the season! Spaces are free of charge so get yours early. You will need a generator for power. Please call or email for more information. 573-406-4015 djhall@centurytel.net Other events include Rock n Shop Bazaar 10-6 • Santa’s Village 1-5 Live Nativity 5-8 • Festival of Lights 5-8

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