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Upcoming Dates to Remember November - The sign up for State Cost Share with Ralls County SWCD will continue to the end of November 2013 for projects in FY 2015. The sign-up is available to landowners in Ralls County at the USDA Building at New London. Hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays. Phone 573-985-8611, ext 3 for information. Mondays - GED Literacy Program is being held at the First Baptist Church, in New London, on Mondays 3-5 p.m. free to anyone over the age of 18. For more information call 573-985-7201. Nov. 21- Regional Issue of the Ralls County Herald Enterprise

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Local resident participates in Great River Honor Flight #22

Korean War veteran Roy Fishback points to the name of Perry resi- Korean War veteran Roy Fishback with a South Korean dent William R. (Billy Bob) Asquith on the wall at the Vietnam Me- visitor at the Korean War Memorial in Washington D.C morial in Washington D.C. SUBMITTED PHOTO SUBMITTED PHOTO

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


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 including Ralls County. 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.” Click It 4 Life and Wear It!!!


John F. Large Age 89 Margaret Louise Cull Age 86 Delbert Daniel (Buck) Heather Age 87

On Thursday, Oct. 17, Roy Fishback embarked on a long anticipated trip to Washington D.C. when he traveled with 30 other veterans on Great River Honor Flight #22. They left Hannibal at 2:30 a.m., arrived in Baltimore, at 9 a.m., and went straight to the first stop – the Korean Memorial, Lincoln Memorial and Vietnam Memorial. The group walked or rode the bus to view the World War II Memorial, Air Force Memorial, Iwo Jima Memorial and Arlington National Cemetery. Honor Flights from Texas and Minnesota were also present at Arlington at

this time. On the bus tour of Washington D.C. their driver pointed out the discolored brick in the Pentagon building which was a result of the 9-11 plane attack. As the bus circled the Iwo Jima Memorial they were able to experience the optical illusion where the flagpole changes position and the Marines appear to actually raise the flag. While viewing the Iwo Jima Memorial the group saw the Marine Rifle Drill Team practicing for a competition. A group of high school students was on hand at the Arlington amphithe-

ater to welcome them, shake their hands and thank them for their service. A motorcycle escort joined the bus when it left St. Louis and served as an honor guard on the trip to Hannibal. They were joined by 300+ more riders at Bowling Green. Upon their arrival at Hannibal-LaGrange University around 10 p.m. they were met by family and friends. Fishback’s favorite part of the trip was seeing the Korean War Memorial. A particularly poignant moment was uSee FLIGHT on page 4A

Ralls County 911 Board Members set qualifications for director

The 911 Board of Directors met at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, at the 911 building in New London with all members present. There were a dozen citizens also in attendance. Sales tax was reported at 33,466.68 and use tax was 4,120.15 year-to-date. October’s income was 39,126.73 and expenses totaled 34,969.48 for a net of 4,167.25 for the month. During public forum Mary Jane White thanked the board for their hard work getting with the recent sales tax increase passed. Sandy Lanier and Lowell Jackson also thanked the citizens for their support and those in the audience who wrote letters, distributed flyers and put ads in the paper. Raymond Reed commented on the trust lost due to negative reports released just before the election. “I assure you I did not know any of that until I read it in the Quincy paper,” he said emphatically. Acting Director Mike Hall gave a brief director’s report. Phase Two is in progress. There were 363 calls to 911 for October; 53 EMS calls, 41 fire department calls; and the rest were calls to the Sheriff ’s office. A summary of the election votes was given. A total of 1209 were cast which accounted for 17% of Ralls County registered voters; 840 for and 369 against the sales tax increase. Rich Adair gave the committee to hire report. The purpose of the meeting was to determine the qualifications and the process for hiring a new Director. The committee submitted a list of nine qualifications and the salary/benefits package. The board also discussed advertising for the Director’s position. The committee anticipates that the hiring process will be completed by Feb. 3, 2014. The board then voted unanimously (4-0 with the 3 committee members abstaining) to adopt the

application guidelines as recommended by the committee and 7-0 to set up a dedicated mailbox for applications. There was a lengthy discussion on whether to continue to contract with Marion County on a month-to-month basis or to contract for one, two or three years. Marion County had submitted a proposal at the October meeting that provided service fees for one year at $375,000; two years

at $350,000; and three years at $325,000. Adair proposed a motion to enter into a three-year contract, which failed with a vote 3-4. A more heated discussion followed and Adair proposed the same motion with an added 30-day kick out clause and a 30-day clause to transition when a new director and dispatchers are ready to take over operations. Adair argued that the u See Director on page 2A

New London Elementary students collect candy

New London Elementary First Graders made this Halloween a win-win. As they collected candy on Halloween night they thought about others who are less fortunate. Students brought in over 400 pieces of candy to share with children all over the world, through the program Operation Christmas Child. This program ships shoe boxes all over the world to children at Christmas time.

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VIEWS & COMMENTS From the Editor

by Editor Carolyn Trower Trust – not easily earned and sometimes impossible to win back. As children we instinctively trust our parents and other loved ones to do what’s best for us. As we get older and start thinking for ourselves, doubt creeps in and ordinary events and tasks are viewed with scrutiny and caution. Teenage rebellion is simply testing the waters to see who can still be counted on in stressful situations. Even the most optimistic of adults have acquired a habit of analyzing and questioning issues and people unknown to us. The new teacher or coach, your teenager’s friends, the new minister, a new boss or co-worker, each presents a challenge to our instinctive and learned perceptions. Some people and events need closer inspection before they earn your trust. Others easily win our hearts and minds. Much of the discussion at last week’s 911 meeting focused on trust. Some board members and members of the audience felt that signing a yearly contract, even if it would save the county $4100 a month, was not the message the board wanted to send to the voters who had recently voted a sales tax increase that would keep 911 services in Ralls County. That vote was a sign of confidence, a sign of trust, and board members chose to honor that trust.

Five Million - Lose Insurance The Affordable Care Act website was opened for business over a month ago. I don’t have the numbers of how many American’s actually enrolled right in front of me, but I do have the number of American’s who have lost the insurance they thought they could keep so far. Five million. Over the past week, we’ve heard the administration walk back the selling points of the ACA. And lie again to us, the American people. Even some Democrats are starting to wonder if they made a good decision shoving down the throats of Americans against our will. The ACA proved to be a turning point in the 2010 election and will likely be again in 2014. Republicans believe that its failure will help gain seats in the House and Senate – and if they are right about the failure, then I’d say that control of Congress will belong to the Republican Party. Democrats believe that by the time 2014 elections roll around the ACA will prove to the best thing EVER – and help them keep the Senate and take control of the House. That’s scary! What’s important to me is that the President promised American’s over and over again from 2009 until 2012 that if they liked their insurance plan, they could keep it – if they liked their doctor then they could keep them. And today millions are finding out – that’s not true. I have to wonder how many of those who are getting their cancellation notices didn’t pay much attention to the ACA debate because they had healthcare coverage that they liked along with a doctor they trusted. A lot of Americans pay little or no attention to politics unless something directly affects them in some fashion. So when they heard their President make those statements about keeping their plan and their doctor, they stopped paying attention to the debate. Imagine if they had known the truth – would the fight against the ACA from the public had been even louder and more boisterous? I believe so. I’m sure some are amazed that I have the nerve to call the President a liar. Let’s look at something he said back on April 30, 2012 “I assume that people meant what they said when they said it. And that’s been at least my practice.” At the time he was speaking about Mitt Romney – imagine that – but those are his words. So yes, by his own words, he lied to Americans over and over and over again about the ACA and the effect it would have on those who already had adequate healthcare coverage. But wait – we don’t get to decide what is best – or adequate – for us anymore. The government has set forth the standards that must be met by most policies. Someone please tell me when that became OK. Monday was Veteran’s Day – it’s never a bad day to thank a veteran. Please don’t save your thank you’s for one day of the year – they deserve to hear them at least once a day. The sales tax issue passed and 911 will hopefully be back in the county within a year. Please show some patience with the board – passing a sales tax was not an immediate fix. I would rather wait a year and have the best possible 911 staff in place than to rush it and not be getting our money’s worth. Final thoughts: “Socialism in general has a record of failure so blatant that only an intellectual could ignore or evade it.” ~Thomas Sowell

OUR OWN ODDITIES An alligator found under an escalator at O’Hare Airport. Skydivers escaping a mid-air plane crash while capturing the event on video. Thousands and thousands of dollars spent on White House briefings that apparently still leave our commander and chief without a clue as to what elements of the government are or are not engaged in; or what provisions are, in fact, in the legislation he touts as his brainchild and masterpiece. We’ve passed the bill. Nancy, you tell him what’s in it.) An oversight maybe, but Hilary just might have some comments regarding who had the original healthcare entitlement plan. If Hil-on-deals wants to fund a campaign without fighting the undertow of opposition contributions from a rapidly rising backlash to Obamacare, she’d better give the boy some mentoring on the use of White Water Whitewash very soon. As many deals as she has engineered to save “Bill-the-mealticket” over the years and having to watch her healthcare agenda from her own White House days get labeled “Obamacare,” I would think that having discovered that the glass ceiling may be just a sunroof, she is poised to circle down into the national feather bed. Even if there is sniper fire from the Christy camp. And what is “politically correct?” Apparently, if you’re active in politics, it means that you can lie as much as you want as long as you phrase the lie in terms that can in no way be construed to disparage any group or individual on the basis of race, religion, nationality, ethnic or cultural heritage, mental capacity, emotional development, skin color, (How about hair: length, lack of, color, style, location on body?) economic status, citizenship status, moral status, physical status, vocation, skill status, preferred gender sexual involvement, preferred gender identification, clothing or accessory preference, or anything else anyone who wants to get interviewed by media can gripe about. One would assume that “political correctness” basically puts the ACLU out of business. Except that: “political correctness” has never been legislated. Within the auspices of our Constitution, I’m not sure that it could be. In reality, politically correctness is a folkway; one of the mores which influence our life patterns and support lawyers. The ACLU has just as much legal power to defend the “free speech” rights of anyone who wants to call me “whitey,” “homeboy,” “gringo,” or even “pedestrian” as ever. Political candidates can “slather slander” with impunity. “It’s part of the Game.” Much like NASCAR: “If you ain’t cheatin,’” you ain’t competin.’” In other words, “political correctness” is basically morphing the “keepers of the clique.” “And those of us with average faces; lacking in the social graces” must endure the “whispered vague obscenities;” caught in between. Fortunately for those folks in Ralls County who feel they need an emergency dispatch system that they own and control, the charade of political correctness was cast aside. Voters were actually treated as adults with cognizant minds. Facts were presented with no sugar-coating, no spin. 911 in Ralls County is broken. It’s out of money. You want to fix it? You want to keep it? Ante up. And they did. I think Gov. Christy is right. Not only the Republican Party, but the whole government needs to realize that smart voters think, and the gimmes just vote.

Bill Mickels

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2015. The sign-up is available to landowners in Ralls County at the USDA Building at New London, MO.

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Director Qualifications... Continued from front county could save $4100 a month and still get out of the contract whenever Ralls was ready to resume operations. Members in the audience spoke up at times in support of monthto-month service on the basis of the trust the public placed in the board with the sales tax vote. The motion died for lack of a second. Lanier then made a motion to remain on a month-to-month renewal with Marion County with a 30-day transition notice with the hiring of a new director. A voice vote went as follows: Rich Adair, no; Beth Asbury, no; Lowell Jackson, yes; Raymond

Reed, yes; Jan Golian, yes; and Sandy Lanier, yes. Raymond Reed then said, “We have earned the trust of the county and I’d rather explain to them why we didn’t save $4100 a month by signing the long term contract.” Board members assured Hall that the vote wasn’t anything personal, they just felt that to go with anything other than month-to-month would be a violation of the trust the people entrusted the board with when they passed the sales tax. The bid proposal submitted by Marion County dies after 45 days (Nov. 22). A motion was made and approved unanimously to

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pay Marion County for another month at $3100 a month. The board then discussed the addressing issue and will look into an ordinance that would require every residence to have their 911 address clearly displayed. A motion to set the county sales tax to one percent was approved unanimously. Adair suggested that the board try and renegotiate the building lease with RCEC. The board also discussed training that was available for 911 board members. The next meeting will be held at 7 p.m., Dec. 5.

Take Back The Trash

For ten years I lived on Gillespie Road in Jackson County, a county road that is about a mile and a half long. The road floods so it is a favorite dump site. I used to take a walk every evening with my dog and found people had dumped everything from little puppies, kittens in a sack, bags of trash, old television, tires, couches and you-name-it along the road and over a bridge into Horseshoe Creek. One day some church had obviously cleaned out their basement and even dumped hymnals and Bibles in a big pile. I took a picture, put it in the local paper, Focus on Oak Grove, and the next day the pile had disappeared. Another day while walking my dog, I found seven bags of trash neatly stacked along the side of the road. I opened up one bag and quickly found some mail that was addressed to a Blue Springs address that would have been about 12 miles from Gillespie Road. I called the Oak Grove Police Department because that side of the road is within the city limits. They told me the road and right-of-way belonged to Jackson County. I called the Jackson County Sheriff, and gave the patrolman the mail with the Blue Springs address and he assured me they would turn it over to the prosecutor and also have the trash removed. I waited over a week and finally loaded the bags up in my red pickup truck on a Saturday morning and headed to Blue Springs. I knocked on the door, no one answered. I looked down at the welcome mat and it said, “Go Away”. I did, but not before I unloaded the seven bags in the driveway behind their pickup truck, busted open a couple of bags, scattered the contents, and took off. I went over to 7 Highway, got a cup of coffee and couldn’t stand it. I had to go back. When I turned the corner to drive past their house I saw them out behind Continued to page 3

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A View From the Past

“Perry Goes Over the Top, Defense Day”

Perry Mo. “Enterprise” Feb. 26, 1942 • “Perry Goes Over Top, Defense Day” Great Parade-Bond Sales Over $15,000.00 Bands played, horses pranced, the Red Cross, American Legion, and CCC camp boys marched, and everybody had a great time last Thursday when Perry and community staged the first National Defense day celebration of its kind in the nation. Hon Lloyd W King, State Superintendent of Schools, and Judge W. W. Barnes of Paris, delivered addresses appropriate to the day. Mr. King’s address will be found in another column and should be read by all. People took great interest in the buying of Defense Stamps and Bonds. Over $15,000 in bonds were sold and about $500 worth of stamps, according to Postmaster A.B. Young John Page was the first purchaser of a stamp, Judge Gill Richards bought the first bond at the Post Office and Mayor W.E. Boyd bought the first bond at the Perry State Bank. The largest one sale was for $4,000. The parade was led by Ralls American Legion members with the colors and also taking part were the Paris high school band and the Hannibal high school band, as well as the Perry bands, the Florida CCC camp drill team and quartet under Lieutenant Carlyle H Staab, the Red Cross unit in their beautiful new uniforms, make under the direction of Mrs. William Correll, and the fire department. The Red Cross unit was led by Mrs. William Correll, Red Cross sewing chairman, Mrs. William J Powell and Mrs. JD Roby. Preceding these women were three little girls wearing Red Cross veils and carrying flags. They were Carolyn Correll, Janet Carter, and Donna Ray Carr. The idea, which was furnished by Verle E Scobee, general chairman was to have one big day of Defense stamp and Bond sales and to create the interest people were invited to come in hose drawn vehicles and horseback. And they really turned out nearly one hundred horsed and mules and over twenty-five vehicles entered the contests. In spite of the severity of the weather, about 15 degrees above zero, boys and girls, men and women rode horseback and in old-fashioned conveyances to take part in the contests and aid in the celebration. To every individual and to every organization, Mr. Scobee and the Perry Community Club wish to express their thanks and appreciation for such cooperation. The mile and half long parade drew cheers all along the line of march. Horse and mule drawn vehicles and horseback riders assembled at the City Park. There was Bobby Cleave with his pony and cart; Russell Bishop of Santa Fe who had driven his harness mare and cart 13 miles; the South Fork Club with a patriotic float drawn by J.J. Osgoods’s fine team of draft horses; the W.T.L. Club from east of Perry with Mrs. Chester Rohr and Mrs. George Lane on horseback leading their float which was drawn by the Jess Elzea Team; the Hutchison Community Club, south of Perry, led by Eddie Caldwell on a mule, Mrs. Ed Caldwell and Mrs. Howard Shirley on their saddle horses with Arlo Denmark, Mrs. Denmark, Mrs. Lecil Ulry, Mrs. E.W. Paris, and Mrs. Marvin Lewellen, dressed in old-fashioned costumes and riding in an old spring wagon. Horseback riders were Mary Warren, Jo Cleaver, Floyd Thompson, Gwyn Wilson, Billy Jo Painter, Bill Jackson, Eddie Caldwell (on a mule), Judge O.D. Boulware, Charles Fisher, Bill Evans, John Bybee, Jesse Dye and possibly several others. Teams in the parade were Frank Scobee, Hodges Bros. G.E. Chipman, Levi Walton, Judge Gill Richards’ team with Harry Lindsey driving, William A Robison, Abner Thompson with two mule teams, Jake Woolfolk with two teams, Duke Stuart, Fred O’Connor, William Luckett, Ernest and John Whalen, Ed and Billie Baker, Ollie Graves and others. In a surrey about 33 years old and pulled by a black team, Merl Long, Stanley Alexander, Henry Yancey, Charles Jackson rode in the parade. The oldest conveyance in the parade was the hearse purchased about 40 years ago by George Roselle. This entry was sponsored by Merl Long, Francis Veal and Jack English, with Undertaker Clyde Wilkey driving the English team of draft horses. J.A. McClintic’s team first pulled this hearse for Mr. Roselle and Sam Tredway, father of Charles Tredway drove the team for many years. Russell Bishop, who won the $25 Defense Bond for coming the greatest distance in a horse drawn vehicle drove his high stepping harness mare 13 miles in a little less than two hours. Ollie Graves with his family of nine won the largest family prize. Mary Warren, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ola Warren, west of town rode her gray saddle horse 10 miles to win a prize of $10 in defense stamps. The six-horse hitch of Hodges Brothers and Gene Chipman attracted much attention and Tom Hodges won the prize for best draft team hitched with his lead team. William Robison drove his team 10 miles to take part. The best single rig prize was given to a 25 year old buggy drawn by a 25 year old mule and owned by S.G. Powell. In the rig were Betty James, Mary Elizabeth James, and Betty Gentry. The mule’s name also was Betty.

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Skeeter was the only one working and he straightened up and looked at them and at the woodpile, and Cash walked over to the shade and joined Jesse and spoke up read loud, “Never saw nobody load wood like that boy. Stout, ain’t he?” “Stout as a big goat,” Uncle Jesse said. “Wood loading to who laid a chunk.” “Stout as a mule,” Cash said. “Top hand backer and top hand loader, that’s what I say.” The praise strengthened Skeeter and he worked even harder than before and soon was running sweat, but that didn’t make any difference because Uncle Jesse and Mister Cash were friends again and the account was settled and they could get more stuff on credit and, besides, they had bragged on him. There was a big hole in the woodpile and the truck was settling heavy when Uncle Jesse said, “Need me a drink of water.” “Me, too,” Cash said. “Want I should bring trouble, I’d be obliged for a drink of water.” He kept on pitching wood. The two men went into the cabin and the boy redoubled his efforts, determined to have the truck loaded when they got back and thereby earn more praise. Even Lady deserted him and walked out of the sun and curled up in the cool shade of the water oak. It took Uncle Jesse and Cash a long time to get a drink of water and the truck was loaded before they got

back and Skeeter was sitting in the cab making believe he was driving the truck; his head out the cab window and his hands gripping the wheel as his fancy sped him over the play-like roads that all boys travel. Cash had the water bucket with him and filled the dipper himself and handed it to the boy. “Didn’t aim for you to finish so quick.” “Me, neither,” Uncle Jesse said. “Figured on loading myself after I rested a little bit.” “Never saw a better load, though.” Cash put the bucket by the side of the truck and Skeeter go tout of the cab. He went over and sat down on the cabin steps and opened his shirt and let in the breeze and Lady came over and licked his face and then went over to the water bucket and lapped up water. Cash stooped to move the bucket away and the then thought better of it. “Is it all right for her to drink out of your bucket?” It’s all right,” Skeeter said. “Me and Uncle Jesse don’t care. And you done had your water, so you won’t be drinking after her.” “Me and the boy don’t care if she drinks out’n the bucket,” Uncle Jesse said. “She’s the cleanest dog I ever seen, and the smartest. And I’ve seen me some smart dogs. She’s a hunting fool.” “Whatcha mean—hunting?” Cash looked at Lady as she lapped up the water. “You standing there telling me that this is a hunting dog?” “I’m standing

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here telling you,” Uncle Jesse said. “She pins anything.” He was laying it on thick, much too thick. Skeeter was disturbed because Uncle Jesse was bragging too much and he was afraid that Mister Cash might call Uncle Jesse’s hand and then Uncle Jesse would be humiliated. So he waited until the old man paused in his bragging and put in, “She’s doing rightly good so far. Just this morning I waved her out and she cast—“ “Whatcha mean— cast?” Cash was skeptical. Skeeter was on sure ground now and was confident. “Like I said, she cast this morning—“ “I’m from Missouri,” Cash said. “You’ve got to show me__” “The boy’s tired,” Uncle Jesse broke in quickly. He was afraid that Skeeter had been doing some big-talking and he aimed to give the boy an out if he needed an out. “I ain’t tired,” Skeeter said. “Come on, I’ll show you some casting.” He got up from the steps and called to his dog and she bounded to him. “She minds good,”Cash said. “You ain’t seen nothing.” Uncle Jesse glanced up at the sun and knew they had time for a turn in the woods. “Come on, me and the boy’ll show you a dog.” Skeeter walked ahead of them and out of the yard and Lady trotted closely beside him and they went over the ridge and to a field of broomstraw.

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the pickup on their knees with new trash bags picking up the loose trash. I was going pretty slow as I went past. They looked up and both of them waived at me with their middle finger. Jack can be reached at PO Box 40, Oak Grove, MO 64075 or Visit

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The Ralls County 911 Board is currently seeking to hire a qualified person for the position of: Director of the Ralls County 911 Center. Job Description: The Director is the Chief Executive Officer of the Ralls County 911 Center and is responsible for the overall operations of the agency. He / She shall be responsible to see that the planning, directing, coordinating, controlling and staffing necessary for the operation of the agency is accomplished. The position requires coordination and assistance in communications work with all of the county’s emergency response agencies: law enforcement, fire, ambulance and disaster agencies. The Director is responsible to ensure that all work is assigned to the Center is complete and correct and that all communication procedures are followed properly by all telecommunication personnel. The Director directly oversees the hiring, training and discipline of all subordinates. The Director is accountable to and serves as a technical advisor to the 911 Governing Board. The position is a salaried position. The position is a full time job and requires being on call 24 hours a day for emergencies. The qualifications for the position of Director are as follows: • College degree with a minimum Bachelors degree in a related field OR equivalent work experience of 5 to 10 years in an established 911 center • Prior supervision experience required • Personnel Management and Human Resource experience • ENP and / or RPL preferred but not required • Become a resident of Ralls County within one year of hire • Successful completion of a criminal background check and drug screen • United State citizen • Valid Driver’s License • MULES , EMD and Missouri Telecommunication Certifications required within six months of hire The Ralls County 911 Board is offering a compensation package of Salary and Benefits for the position of Director as follows: • Starting Salary $50,000 plus or minus based on experience and qualifications. • Full Benefits package negotiable and based upon experience and qualifications. • Healthcare package negotiable and based upon experience and qualifications. The position is open until filled and application will be accepted until that time. Please submit Resume and Salary requirement to: Ralls County 911 Board Post Office Box 381, New London, Missouri 63459 Attention: Hiring Committee

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South Fork Presbyterian Pastor John Grimmett

On Sunday, Nov. 10 the services at South Fork Presbyterian church began with Patti Grimmett playing on the piano “In the Sweet By and By” followed by Debbie Carey leading in song to “Crown Hime With Many Crowns”, “Trusting Jesus”, “What a Gathering” and “God Be With You”, and Pastor John Grimmett and Patti singing “When The Roll Is Called Up Yonder” as he played guitar. Pastor John led the Responsive Reading from Psalm 17 and 130 with prayer for those in the Phillipines; all passed on Veteran’s Day; Bob; Penny and Billie Cearley; Sheri Tinker; Sherry Graupman; Bill McGee; and for the beautiful fall Sunday morning with all saying the Lord’s Prayer. The message “Now and Then” was based on scripture from Luke 20:27-38...Think about the reality of heaven...a great longing after death - Ideas about what heaven is like ressurection and angels - all who believe in Jesus Christ, have faith and God’s grace will be ressurected from the dead. There will be no marriage in heaven, it is a place of perfect joy with those you love - faith - hope - love. We will be perfect in a perfect place. We are all children of the ressurection. The scriptures never say we will become angels, but we will be like an angel. God gives us great things here on earth, but when we get to heaven things will be even better with endless glory...Is there eternal life? Jesus says there is... read Deuteronomy 25 The Offertory was led by Earl Sweitzer as Patti played “Only Trust Him” and all sang the “Doxology”. All retired in fellowship as Patti played “Take the Name of Jesus With You”. Services are held every Sunday at 9 a.m. and all are welcome to come hear the word of the Lord.

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by Club Reporter Brandon Williams

The Mark Twain 4H Club met on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013 at Florida Presbyterian Church in Florida, MO. There were 14 members, 9 leaders, and two others present. The meeting was called to order by Betsy Embree at 4 p.m. Pledges were led by Brandon Williams. Roll call was answered by “What is your favorite Thanksgiving food?” Minutes of the last meeting were read by Britany Williams, Secretary. Will Crain made a motion to approve the minutes with a second by Katelyn Breid. Betsy Embree gave the Treasurer’s Report with a current balance of $753.96. Ryan Breid made a motion to approve the Treasurer’s Report with a second from Katelyn Breid. Liza Williams reported that this year’s 4-H camp theme will be the Wizard of Oz. Mary DeOrnellis reported that the ham committee is proposing that only blue ribbon hams be sold. Red ribbon hams and club hams will be a silent auction. Sellers must have ham to buyers by Sept.1. They are also proposing adding bacons to this year’s sale. All members present reported on their projects. Old Business-Hayride report was that it was cold. This year’s enrollment is 23 members. The Thanksgiving pie Fundraiser-We need all sales turned into Mary by Nov. 11. We will make pies on Friday, Nov. 22, and Saturday, Nov. 23. We will discuss times to start making pies after all orders are turned in. New Business-The Dec. meeting is the Christmas get together. All members will need to bring an ornament for the Christmas tree, a covered dish that you sign up for, and we will play traveling bingo. Each member will need to bring a $1 gift for example: candy bar. Each member needs to bring 2 non-perishable items for the Food Bank. Dec. 1 at 4 p.m. we will decorate the Christmas tree and make Christmas cards to hand out to Monroe Manor and Miller Resident Care at the Presbyterian Church in Florida. Christmas is Caring collecting will be on Dec. 1 at Dollar General in Paris and Dec. 8 at Hickman’s IGA is Paris from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Discussion was do we want to participate in the Christmas Parade in Paris on Dec. 5. No motion was made. We will be delivering Thanksgiving turkeys that we are making after the meeting to Monroe Manor and Miller’s on Nov. 26 after school is dismissed. January Get A Way discussion was where do we want to go. We are checking cost of Scotty’s Fun Spot in Quincy and report back next meeting. Will Crain made a motion to donate $75 to purchase meat towards a wedding reception that Jacquie’s Barn fund is catering with a second from Ryan Breid. All were in favor. Announcements: Read your Nov. newsletter regarding Teen Conference which is March 22-23, Regional Representative, America’s Farmers Grow Communities, Country Cured Hams, Step up to Leadership Dates to Remember: Nov. 20-4-H Council meets at 4:30 p.m.; Fairboard meets at 7 p.m. A Health Tip was given by Trentin Minks, “Brush your teeth every night.” A Safety Tip was given by Alex Green “Wear Orange while hunting.” Next meeting: Dec. 7 @ 4 p.m. at the Florida Presbyterian Church. Will Crain made a motion to adjourn the meeting with a second from Ryan Breid.

Cannon Club 4-H News

by Club Reporter Alicia Heinecke

The Cannon Kid 4-H Club held its October meeting at the Monroe City Methodist church on October 13, 2013. Roll was called and pledges were recited. The club members discussed Recognition Night and upcoming opportunities for club members. Also discussed was the success of our ongoing Community service projects, Winter Coats for Kids, Book and Magazine Donations, Kids helping kids and the Power of 11 cents. Members also discussed more community service project they would like to do. Mrs. Tracy Fuller also explained Club and County Completion Requirements. A health talk and demonstration was given by Caleb Fuller on “The Five Second Rule.” After that the Quinn’s taught club members a new game and provided snacks.

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Perry Christian Church

Pastor David Todd

Veterans Sunday was recognized at the Perry Christian Church worship service of November 10. The choir opened with “This Is My Country” Pictures of our honored veterans ran on the screen prior to the service. Pastor Todd gave the Call to Worship and announced Monday Bible Study will be the Book of Zephaniah. November 24th will be the Annual Harvest Dinner at noon following church service. There will be a Veteran’s Day Service Monday, 11:00am at the Park. “Battle Hymn of the Republic” was sung in praise. The prayer hymn was “Let There Be Peace On Earth”. with “Hear Our Prayer O Lord” as the response. The prayer list includes Judy Biggers, Bill Parks, Clyde Oligschlager, Cindy Nabors, Melvin Fisher’s sister and a niece and Joanne Bumgarner’s son-in-law, David “America, the Beautiful” was the Communion Hymn. Floyd Seelow and Greg Harrison offered the Elder’s prayers. Glenna Johnson. Carol Norman, David and Wyatt Lewellen served as deacons. Those who think the National Anthem too hard to sing should have heard little four year old Chloe Fierge sing every word of the “Star Spangle Banner” Alisha Eisele talked to the children about a Christian’s promise of Everlasting Life 2 Thessalonians 21:5, 13-17 was read for the sermon, “Holding Firm in Time of Tribulations”. Pastor Todd used Paul’s message to the people to seek the needs of others to stress our need to use opportunities to lend a helping hand. The invitation hymn was “A Song of Peace”, closing with “God Bless America”. Mary Lee Dye, Chris Johnson and Robert Norman were greeters for the morning.

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. Today’s prelude was “Onward Christian Soldiers” played by Marilyn Lucas. Call to worship and responsive reading followed. The hymn of praise was “I’m Glad God Lifted Me.” The invocation was given and the Lord’s Prayer said in unison. “Are Ye Able, Said the Maker” was the worship hymn. Pastor Tom Day asked all veterans to stand and thanked them for their service to our country. Mildred asked for her brother, a Pearl Harbor survivor. Joys and concerns were heard. Prayers are asked for Maggie DeLaporte, the Musgroves, Norman Harlow, Elmo Ravenscraft, Sue Cottrell, Tracy (Smith) Reed, Doug Osmer and Tammy Goodwin. We were happy to have Dick Dorman and his grandchildren Taylor and Ryan, also Bobbe Shaw, Mary Beth Bradshaw and children. Sunday, Nov. 17, will be the first Thanksgiving Offering. Silent and pastoral prayers were followed by the choral response. The communion hymn was “Amazing Grace.” Elder Clarence Lucas offered prayer. Serving were Cindy and Bryan Day and Roger and Rhonda Stout. The offertory sentence, receiving of the tithes and offerings, doxology and prayer of dedication given by Pastor Tom Day followed. Today’s scripture was from Romans 13:8. Pastor Day’s message was “Veterans Day.” The hymn of invitation was “Lord, I Want to Be a Christian.” Benediction, choral response and postlude closed the service. Don and Marge Schmitz were greeters. Roger Stout lit the candles. Marilyn Lucas and Marilyn Oglesby prepared communion. Today’s thought is, “He shall come upon me, and I will answer Him; I will be with Him in trouble; I will deliver Him, and honor Him.” Psalm 91:15

Flight... Continued from front when a South Korean visitor came up to thank him. One guardian said that there are almost always South Koreans at the memorial and they always approach American veterans to thank them. Another very touching element of the trip was Mail Call on the bus ride from St. Louis to Hannibal. Each veteran was given a large envelope filled with letters, drawings and cards from local school children and family members thanking the veterans for their service. “It was a wonderful trip, a wonderful time,” said Fishback. Fishback, a graduate of the Naval Academy, served during the Korean War from its beginnings in 1950 until it ended in 1953. He was serving as a midshipman at the Academy and was on the Battleship Missouri BB63 when the Korean War

broke out. “We were tied up on the Hudson River at New York City when the commander got word to proceed out of the Harbor at all possible speed. We had to go out 22 miles for the bow wave to dissipate, it was 25 feet high.” He later served as an ensign in USN on the Adirondack AGC15 and the Henley DD762 along the eastern coast of the United States. He and his wife Shirley live in Perry.

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Olivet Christian Church

Rev. Drew Sutor

Joann Neuschafer opened Nov. 10 services by welcoming everyone and making the announcements. Next Sunday is the Thanksgiving dinner at the church at 6 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Nancy Harris was added to the prayer list. Those celebrating birthdays this week are Ruth Palmer, Keith Stuart, Joann Neuschafer and Connie and Jesse Poage’s grandson, Braden. Larita Poage began the worship service with the Call to Worship. Jennifer Lewis, our guest minister, gave the children’s sermon and she followed this by leading the congregation with the silent, pastoral and Lord’s prayers. The opening hymn was “In My Heart There Rings a Melody.” Jennifer read the Old Testament scripture from Psalms and the New Testament scripture from Luke. The next hymn was “Blessed Jesus.” Jennifer’s message related to the scripture from Luke about Zacceus. She explained how God invites all for forgiveness. He was an outsider but he took a risk and Jesus forgave him. He became an example of the grace of God. The communion hymn was “I Know Who Holds Tomorrow.” Roger Grebe gave the elder’s prayer and the deacons serving were John Palmer, Ritchie Palmer, Larita Poage and Bethany Clarkson. The closing hymn was “He Keeps Me Singing.” Worship services are held at our church every Sunday at 9 a.m. with church school immediately following and everyone is welcome. Our church is located at the corner of North Foster and Hawkins in Center.

Perry First Baptist Church

Int. Pastor Willis Jones

Sunday school breakfast was served by Jenny Johnson who gave prayer to open Sunday school at 9:20 a.m. Brian Meranda made announcements and gave prayer. The lesson was on Doubting Jesus’ power? We can resolve the doubts we have about what Jesus can do. John 9:1-41. Worship services started at 10:10 a.m. All are welcome to join us in worshipping our Lord. Brian Meranda made the announcements and gave prayers of praise and thanksgiving. Make a joyful sound for God, join us for choir practice at 8:00 a.m. on Sunday mornings. Carol Billett and Jenny Johnson leading music with “Take Time to Be Holy” and “I’ll Go Where You Want me To Go.” Interim Pastor Willis Jones asked all veterans to stand and gave thanks for and prayed for all veterans and those in the armed forces. Music continued with “Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us.” The offertory hymn was “Surely Goodness and Mercy.” Servers were Jacob Martin and Scott Murray. Ron Rouse and Jenny Johnson gave a special, “I Saw the Light” and “Trying to Hold It to the Lord.” Interim Pastor Willis Jones gave a message out of Ephesians 5:22-33. “Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. Husbands with authority should love wives, as Christ loves the church.” Too many people dwell ONLY on the part where it says, “Wives, submit yourselves to your husbands,” and use that as justification for the mistreatment of women. The Bible in No way tells us it’s okay to mistreat or disrespect women. If those of us as husbands loved our wives the way Jesus would want us to, there would be a lot of better marriages in America today. The hymn of invitation was “Precious Lord, Take My Hand.” Robert Harrison gave the closing prayer. Perry First Baptist is located at 509 Salling Street in Perry. Phone 573-565-2460.

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OBITUARIES AND CHURCH NEWS Obituaries ✝ Obituaries ✝ John F. Large 1924-2013

John F. Large, 89, of Hannibal, Missouri, died at 5:45 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013 at Maple Lawn Nursing Home, in Palmyra. Mr. Large was born Sept. 6, 1924, in Marion County, to George F. and Essie Carpenter Large. He was married to Ruth A. Reddick on July 1,1944 in Hannibal. She preceded him in death Feb. 9, 2005. Survivors include four children, Cheryl Lee (Bob) of New London, Marla Hatton (Bill) of Hannibal, Montie Large (Stacy) of Hannibal, Martie Large (Julie) of Hannibal, one brother, Herb Large (Donna) of Hannibal, two sisters, Dorothy Yarbrough, of Hannibal, and Karen Dye, of Hannibal, 10 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his wife, parents, 1 son ; Mark Large, five sisters; Margie Redman, Delma Lain, Bertha Sanders, Nina McNeal and Ella May Smith and three brothers; Guy Large, Darrell Large and Delbert “Butch” Large. Mr. Large was a United States Army Veteran. He served his country during World War II. He worked as a car man for the Burlington Northern Sante Fe Railroad and retired in 1985 after 42 years. He was very active and enjoyed going to the Douglas Community Center. John liked gardening and canning food. He was a member of the VFW and the Emmette J. Shields American Legion Post # 55. He

John F. Large

was also a member of Holy Family Catholic Church. Funeral Services were at 1 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 9, at the James O’Donnell Funeral Home in Hannibal. Father Mike Quinn will officiate. Burial with Full Military Honors by Emmette J. Shields American Legion Post #55 will be at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Hannibal. Visitation was from 6-8 p.m., Friday at the James O’Donnell Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Douglas Community Center in care of the James O’Donnell Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Chad Hatton, Andy Hatton, Tyler Hatton, Andy Hatton Jr., Martie Large, Bill Hatton, and Katie Hatton. Honorary pallbearers were Bob Lee, Bryon Lee, Shane Lee, Troy Roland, Brady Hatton, Eric Hagan and Montie Large. Online condolences may be made and video tributes may be viewed at

The Church at Ariel

Pastor Tim Sanders

Till I Come Paul writes to young Timothy and calls him a true son in the faith. He writes in 1 Timothy 4:73, Till I come, give attention to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine. He writes be an example for others, in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity. He writes, take heed to yourself and continue in these for in doing so you will save both yourself and those who hear you. Prayer: Father, Let us stand in the ways and see. Let us ask after the old paths where the good way is and walk in it. That we may find rest for our souls. Jer. 6:16 Thank you, Lord. Amen

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Margaret Louise Cull 1927 – 2013

Margaret Louise Cull, 86, of Hannibal, died at 6:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, at Maple Lawn Nursing Home, in Palmyra. Margaret was born Sept. 15, 1927, in Hannibal, Mo., the daughter of Huber C. and Vera Hamilton Dameron. She married Russell Lee Cull on Aug. 28, 1949, in Hannibal. He preceded her in death on Dec. 8, 2006. Survivors include one son, Bruce L. Cull, of Hannibal; daughterin-law, Kim Cull, of Hannibal; grandchildren, Zachary Cull, of St. Louis, and Lacy Cull, of Hannibal. Mrs. Cull was preceded in death by her parents, Huber and Vera Dameron, and husband Russell Lee Cull. Margaret was an active member of Fifth Street Baptist Church. She enjoyed gardening, working in her yard and spending time with her family and friends.

Margaret Louise Cull

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 13, at Fifth Street Baptist Church. Brother Justin Mosher and Rev. Woodrow Burt officiated. Burial was at Grand View Burial Park. Visitation was held 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, at the Smith Funeral Home and Chapel. Memorials can be made to the Fifth Street Baptist Church, in care of Smith Funeral Home and Chapel. Online condolences can be offered to the family at:

Delbert Daniel (Buck) Heather 1926-2013

Delbert Daniel (Buck) Heather, 87, of Laddonia, passed away at 12:20 p.m., November 9, 2013 at Gamma Road Lodge in Wellsville. He was born January 15, 1926 in Ralls County, the son of Charles Otto and Minnie D. Swafford Heather. He was married to Estella Woodhurst on Feb. 14, 1949, in Monroe City, and she preceded him in death June 3, 2002. Survivors include: one son, Gary Lee Heather of Montgomery City; one daughter, Heather Helena Rife of Auxvasse; and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one brother, Tom Heather; and three sisters, Charlesa Woodhurst, Ozelma Warren, and Elvina Miller. Mr. Heather was a lifetime are resident and worked on the construction of the Clarence Cannon Dam for 15 years. He served in the US Army from May of 1946 to May of 1947 and attained the rank of PFC. Services for Mr. Heather were held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013 at Bienhoff Funeral Home, in Perry, Becky White officiated. Burial was in Pleasant Grove Cemeter, rural Center. Visitation was Tuesday from 10 a.m., until the time of the service at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Gamma Road Lodge, 250 E. Locust, Wellsville, Mo. 63384. Pallbearers were his nephews. Online condolences may be made at

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Mike Scholes-Reliable Pest Solutions, David Eales, Pub. Ralls Co. Herald, Ron Leake - Ralls Co. Historical Society, Alan and Linda Laird- TrueCrop Ag., George Fowler, Bob See-Pres. Comm., Margaret Price, Straight From the Heart, Larry-Logues Restaurant, Sue Foote, Phyllis Bross-Big River Oil, Dr. Mark and Ruth Tucker and bus service, Pastor Dan PetersCenter Baptist Church and St. John’s Lutheran Church. A special thanks to our faithful members Judy Swank, Darlene Lieurance, Alan Laird, Tom Coberly, Dr. Mark and Ruth Tucker. Others helpers were James Tucker, Deb Bauman and Kevin Laird. We were especially grateful for the patience & support of Tom Floweree, First Christian Church. Of course we thank everyone that attended the dinner, silent auction and bus tour. RCCC is raising money to give eight food baskets to deserving families. Four at Thanksgiving/four at Christmas, one in each community of Saverton, New London, Center and Perry. If anyone knows of a family please contact Linda 573-231-6877.

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RALLS COUNTY FARM/RECORDS Cattle Handling Facilities by Daniel Mallory Livestock Specialist

A well designed facility for working cattle will make handling more efficient and reduce stress and injuries for both livestock and producers. This is one of the major topics in the Missouri Show Me Quality Assurance (SMQA) Program that 4-H and FFA members are required to take before exhibiting animals. Since we are the caretakers of our animals we are taxed with the responsibility of providing a comfortable healthy environment so that our animals can reach their full potential, because high levels of stress can cause lower conception rates, suppress immune function, and reduce weight gain. Reductions in these areas can severely affect the bottom line of the operation. Cattle build upon previous experiences in working facilities meaning if they balked the last time they came through the chute they will probably balk again. What we need to do as producers is learn what causes cattle to balk and try our best to eliminate any distractions. Some may be as simple as a shadow crossing the alleyway, entering a dimly lit barn, or a coat thrown over the fence blowing in the breeze. These may seem relatively small but a lot of little objects can add up to a big obstacles. Then the problem compounds as the first animal balks so does the second and so on. A good way to prevent cattle from balking in the alley is to have solid sided alleys; this completely removes visual distractions from the outside and prevents animals from trying to return to the group they can see on the other side of the crowding area. This provides only one way for the cattle to escape, the direction we want them to go. Another area to examine is noise levels, my favorite way to explain this is imagine going to the dentist office. The patient before you was screaming and all you could hear was drilling and clanging and banging; now all the sudden it’s your turn, you might have a little anxiety walking back to the exam room. Some effective ways to reduce noise is by adding rubber bumpers at metal to metal contact points and securing panels of the alley and working facility so that they do not sway back and forth causing a constant rattle. This will also help the producer avoid yelling over the noise of the cattle moving through the working facility. Points to remember • If your hot so are the cattle • If your stressed chances are so are the cattle • If you think its loud, so do they When upgrading or designing a new working facility I always make three recommendations; first, visit other operations when working cattle to see how different equipment and designs work. Second, design the new facility to have enough pens to sort cattle multiple directions. Third, make the lead-up alley long enough to hold at LEAST 3 cows so that there will be a continuous flow of cattle into the chute. Most producers comment that time and labor is the largest limiting factor to working cattle, if facilities are designed to safely and efficiently increase flow of cattle, time and labor can be reduced. If you are considering building or redesigning working facilities contact your local MU Livestock Specialist for recommendations on space requirements for holding pens, crowding pens, and sorting alleys. Upcoming events Dec. 14 - Northeast MO Show-Me-Select Replacement Heifer Sale

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Ralls County Commission News

New London City Council

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, Nov. 4 - 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 Jason Clark in regards to the road maintenance agreement with the Village of Rensselaer and Lake Hannibal. Jason brought in the agreement that was made on Oct. 6, 1987 and told the Commission that all they wanted done was for the County to keep the snow cleared on the part that intersects with Hwy. H; The Ralls County Commission signed the CERF payment agreement for the next year.

MDC to offer a whitetail workshop The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is holding a whitetail deer management workshop for landowners and property managers from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Dec. 14 in the M.W. Boudreaux Memorial Visitor Center at Mark Twain Lake Dam. The workshop is free, but space is limited and participants must pre-register by Dec. 12. Experts from MDC and Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA) will offer presentations on a variety of topics during the workshop. Issues covered include creating and improving habitat for deer and other wildlife; deer biology, antler growth and breeding behavior; MDC cost-share opportunities; deer diseases; aging deer jawbones; and how cooperatives Looking for contact information for RCHE?

can help your hunting. “This is a great opportunity for landowners to learn how to actively manage their property for deer,” said MDC Private Land Conservationist Ted Seiler. “The topics covered will assist landowners in all aspects of deer management.” Lunch will be provided by the Monroe City Chapter of Whitetails Unlimited. The M.W. Boudreaux Memorial Visitor Center is located at the south end of the Clarence Cannon Dam, 12 miles south of Monroe City off of Route J. For more information, or to register for the workshop, please contact Seiler at Ted. or 660-385-2616, ext. 118.

New equipment will be installed after remodeling

The regular meeting of the New London City Council was held Nov. 4, at 7 p.m., at City Hall. Those present for the meeting were Mayor Marvin Miller, Aldermen Adkisson, Ballard, Powell and White, City Clerk Millie Powell, City Superintendent Don Epperson, Fire Chief Jamie Quick, Brian Reed, Linda Timbrook, Shawn McCourt, Jim Mulhern and Pat Malia. The meeting was called to order at 7 p.m., by Mayor Miller with a quorum present. The minutes of the prior meeting was presented and approved unanimously. Citizens Time: Linda Timbrook, 300 W Seventh St, addressed the council regarding sewer problems at her rental property at 102 McQua. Wilson’s has been hired to bring a camera to access the problem. Reports: Street & Alley: The road by the water tower has been graveled. Water & Sewer: No updates on the Lagoon. Both Aerators are on line. A couple breaks have been repaired. Fire Department: The Mayor reinstated Matt Parks as a volunteer for the City and Rural Fire Department. A motion to approve the reinstatement was approved unanimously. Bays at the Fire Department need to be updated electrically. A motion to approve the update at a cost of $700 was made, seconded and approved unanimously. The Rural Fire Board will be contacted regarding an incident report for Aug. 8. Police Department: MIRMA training was attended. Equipment obtained with the MIRMA Grant will be installed with the remodeling for City Hall. Park: Fence at Ruth Roy Wright Park in need of repair. It was noted that Community Service would be used if possible. Ad Hoc Committee: Minutes submitted. Starting date for project is December 1. Moving dates will be November 19 and 20. Reopen at 308 S Main on the 21st. JT Brown will be contracted for moving. Mayor: Bill #2013-02 returned to City Attorney for set backs to be added. Downtown buildings were discussed under New Business. No news regarding the Megown property on West Street has been received. Bills to pay were presented and a motion to pay the bills was made, seconded and approved unanimously. With no further business the meeting adjourned at 7:59 pm. Next meeting is set for Monday, Dec. 9.





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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


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 #201251909 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 (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


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


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



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, towit: 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) 985-3411 ATTORNEYS FOR TRUSTEE Published on : October 31, November 7, 14 and 21, 2013


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


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) 985-3411 ATTORNEYS FOR ESTATE FIRST PUBLICATION: November 7, 2013. Published on: November 7, 14, 21 and 28, 2013


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 FIFTY-FOUR (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


Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, 15 U.S.C. §1692c(b), no information concerning the collection of this debt may be given without the prior consent of the consumer given directly to the debt collector or the express permission of a court of competent jurisdiction. The debt collector is attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Published on: November 7, 14, 21 and 28, 2013


To Whom It May Concern –

Notice is hereby given that by Order of the Circuit Court of the County of Ralls, Missouri, on the 5th day of November 2013, the name of Lukas Davin Hansmeier was changed to Lukas Davin Johnston. Published on: November 14, 21 and 28, 2013


IN RE: Jerry R. Keim, Trustee of the Jerry R. Keim Revocable Living Trust Dated September 12, 1997 Trustee’s Sale: For default in payment of debt and performance of obligation secured by Deed of Trust executed by Jerry R. Keim, Trustee of the Jerry R. Keim Revocable Living Trust Dated September 12, 1997 dated March 4, 2005 and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of Ralls County, Missouri as Document No.: 2005-35670 the undersigned Successor Trustee, at the request of the legal holder of said Note will on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 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 EIGHT (8) OF HAGAR’S ACRES, A SUBDIVISION LYING IN THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER (SE-1/4) OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER (SW-1/4) OF SECTION TEN (10), TOWNSHIP FIFTY-FIVE (55) NORTH, RANGE SEVEN (7) WEST, RALLS COUNTY, MISSOURI, AND AS SET FORTH ON PLAT FILED OF RECORD ON AUGUST 15, 1996, IN PLAT BOOK (SLIDE) A-14A OF THE DEED RECORDS OF RALLS COUNTY, MISSOURI. SUBJECT TO EASEMENTS AS SET FORTH ON THE PLAT THEREOF, AND ALSO SUBJECT TO EASEMENTS AND RIGHTSOF-WAY OF RECORD OR NOT OF RECORD. FURTHER SUBJECT TO RESTRICTIONS AND COVENANTS DATED AUGUST 16, 1996, AND FILED OF RECORD SEPTEMBER 12, 1996, IN BOOK 436 AT PAGES 250+ OF THE DEED RECORDS OF RALLS COUNTY, MISSOURI. to satisfy said debt and cost. MILLSAP & SINGER, P.C., Successor Trustee 612 Spirit Drive St. Louis, MO 63005 (636) 537-0110 File No: 150421.121013.316823



Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, 15 U.S.C. §1692c(b), no information concerning the collection of this debt may be given without the prior consent of the consumer

given directly to the debt collector or the express permission of a court of competent jurisdiction. The debt collector is attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Published on: November 14, 21, 28 and December 5, 2013 IN THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COURT, RALLS COUNTY, MISSOURI Judge or Division: DAVlD C MOBLEY Case Number: 13RL-PR00059 In the Estate of R, MILDRED BETZ, Deceased.


(Supervised Administration) To All Persons Interested in the Estate of R. MILDRED BETZ, Decedent: On November 6,2013, the last will of the decedent having been admitted to probate, the following individual was appointed personal representative of the estate of R. MILDRED BETZ, decedent by the Probate Division of the Circuit Court of Ralls County, Missouri. The name, business address, and phone number of the personal representative is: CONNIE LEE MILLER, P.O. BOX 404, NEW LONDON, MO 63459,573-822-3961 The personal representative’s attorney’s name, business address and phone number is: JOHN W BRISCOE, 423 S. MAIN, P.O. BOX 446, NEW LONDON, MO 63459-0446,573-985-3411 All creditors of said decedent are notified to tile claims in court within six months from the date of the first publication of this notice or if a copy of this notice was mailed to, or served upon, such creditor by the personal representative, then within two months from the date it was mailed or served, whichever is later, or be forever barred to the fullest extent permissible by law. Such six-month period and such two-month period do not extend the limitation period that would bar claims one year after the decedent’s death, as provided in Section 473.444, RSMo, or any other applicable limitation periods. Nothing in Section 473.033, RSMo, shall be construed to bar any action against a decedent’s liability insurance carrier through a defendant ad litem pursuant to Section 537.021, RSMo. GINA JAMESON, CIRCUIT COURT Date of the decedent’s death: September 27, 2013 Date of first publication: November 14, 2013 Receipt of this notice by mail should not be construed by the recipient to indicate that the recipient necessarily has a beneficial interest in the estate. The nature and extent of any person’s interest, if any, can be determined from the files and records of this estate in the Probate Division of the above referenced Circuit Court. Published on: November 14, 21, 28 and December 5, 2013


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October Students of the Month

October Students of the Month at Mark Twain Junior High, left to right: First row - Halie Carter, 6th; Abby Miller, 7th. Second row - Casey Williams, 7th; Conner Grossmann, 8th; Dallas McClain, 8th. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Center and New London Classes recently visited 10th District Representative Jim Hansen, in Jefferson City. Jennifer Gatson (4th Grade Center) and Sue Spiegelhoff and Amber Runyon of New London Elementary brought a large group of students to the Capitol to tour the building and visit with Representative Hansen. SUBMITTED PHOTOS

Top) Cash Caldwell #14 makes a pass during the MTJH game against Monroe City on Friday, Nov. 9. (Right) Cash Caldwell #14 makes a jumper during the game against Monroe City on Friday, Nov. 9.

Congratulations Mark Twain All Conference Players (Left) Aidan Epperson #52 and Grant Peters #51 tussle for a rebound. (Top) Corbin Eckler #00 struggles against two Monroe City defenders during the 8th grade game on Friday, Nov. 9. (Top right) Devin Neff #31 looks for help during the 8th grade game. (Bottom) Caldwell Cash #14 takes the ball down the court during the MTJH game against Monroe City.

Offensive Line Corey Gilmore Defensive Back Tyler Elledge

Frosty’s First Annual Festival of Lights

Mark Twain Tiger Marching Band...

The Mark Twain Marching Band goes through their routine at the Clark County Field Show and Marching Competition.

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“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” 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 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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Ralls County Herald Enterprise, Nov. 14, 2013 • Week 46  
Ralls County Herald Enterprise, Nov. 14, 2013 • Week 46