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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Mark Twain High School Wins State ProStart Management Contest

BOND ISSUE PUBLIC MEETINGS TO BE HELD AT MTHS, NEW LONDON, PERRY Public meetings to be held to discuss the April bond issue and the centralized elementary school will be held at 7 p.m. March 10 at New London Elementary; at 7 p.m. March 20 at the Multipurpose Building at Mark Twain High School; and at 7 p.m. March 24 at Perry City Hall.


The Perry Christian CWF is hosting their Salad Supper on Thursday, March 13  in the church basement.  Following the meal, everyone is invited to the sanctuary for a lighthearted program based on St. Patrick’s Day!  Wear a spot o’green and join in the fun.


New London City Council will hold a public meeting to discuss the upcoming bond issue at 7 p.m. March 11 and March 26 at a place to be determined.


Perry Lion’s Club will be hosting a Fish Fry, on Friday, March 7, from 5:30-7 p.m., at St. William Church.


Friday, February, 28, Mark Twain Memorial VFW Post 4088, in Perry, will have a soup supper beginning at  6 p.. Chili, Chicken Noodle and Vegetable soup will be on the menu. There will be a free will donation taken to benefit the VFW. There will be a pitch tournament to follow. For more information, please contact Bill Wright, Post Commander at  573470-6789.  More sidebars on page 2

Left to right: First row - Linda Stinson, Mark Twain ProStart Advisor; Jill Alexander and Matt Taylor Second row - Phil Drishfield, Missouri State ProStart Cordinator; Bob Bonney, Chief Executive Officer of the Missouri Restaurant Association; Greg Beachy, Program Manager for the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation; Leone Herring, Director of the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Missouri Family and Consumer Sciences.

ProStart Managment students, Jill Alexander and Matt Taylor, from Mark Twain High School, in Center, captured first place in the Annual MissouriProStart high school  ProStart  management contest. The students now advance to represent the state of Missouri at the 13th Annual National  ProStart  Invitational. Mark Twain’s Management

Team will compete in the NationalProStart Competition, hosted by the National Restaurant Association. The national competition will take place May 3-5, 2014, in Minneapolis, Minn. At the National Competition, hosted by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation, the top five teams from both the culinary and management

competitions will be awarded scholarships for their college education. The Missouri Restaurant Association Educational Foundation in conjunction with the Missouri Beef Industry Council sponsored the State ProStart  Competition, which took place at the Ramada Plaza Hotel & Oasis Convention Center, in Springfield, on Feb. 20-

21, with approximately 120 high school students from throughout the state competing for the top honors. The annual competition, which is sponsored by the Missouri Restaurant Association Educational Foundation and the Office of College and Career Readiness, Family Consumer Sciences and Human Services, DESE, proContinued on Page 10A



Correction to last week’s Ralls County Herald Enterprise: An article was omitted in last week’s issue for RCSBank that was to be run with their ad. The RCSBank article and ad can found on page 6A. We apologize for any problems that this may have caused.

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Mark Twain senior Alicia Cole signs to play softball for John Wood Community College on Wednesday, Feb. 19. From left are Mark Twain Lady Tiger Softball Coach Stacey Grossmann, Lindsey Paxton, Alicia Cole, Aaron Paxton and John Wood head softball coach Jim Schlager.


Thursday, February 27, 2014

The Ralls County Herald-Enterprise •

VIEWS & COMMENTS From the Editor by Editor Carolyn Trower

LIVE FROM MY KITCHEN TABLE, IT’S SATURDAY NIGHT Well, the Olympics are finally over. Just in time for March Madness, Survivor, The Voice, NASCAR, NBA Playoffs and NHL Playoffs. By the way, did you catch the fact that one member of the Russian Olympic Hockey Team was also a player in the NHL? Not that there’s much of anything amateur left in the Olympics anyhow. Speaking of amateurs, have you been following the proceedings wherein the Northwestern University football players are arguing that they are employees and should be allowed to unionize? I suppose that would make them professional amateurs? Is the NCAA going to have to redefine “amateur athletics?” And, realistically, if the players and their legal crew do sustain the contention that the players’ scholarships are, in fact, payment in return for their services as football players, then I think Uncle Sugar and the IRS will be most happy to advise them of their income tax levy. Full scholarship to Northwestern has got to easily be into six-figure territory. Yup, Uncle will be happy. I suppose they would be able to claim their union dues against taxes. During the arguments presented, the Northwestern quarterback bemoaned the fact that he was forced to put in so much time “at work” (playing football) that he had to drop out of premed. Sounds like a time to evaluate what you’re attending college for NFL or student loan? Get a concussion or know how to treat and prevent them? And, who will pay for the health insurance; the school or the “professional amateurs?” Under Obamacare they can’t be turned down. Oh, that’s for pre-existing, isn’t it? Also in the sports hap-

penings (and I suppose a sure sign of spring) the Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition is out. No gays yet. The anticipation in the legal world must be excruciating. B elieve-it-or-not, there’s apparently some “flap” about Barbie being pictured on the cover. The premise is that Barbie is not living up to the role model for young girls. To her credit, Barbie appears in an outfit much less revealing than many seen in school hallways today, and sports no tats or piercings of nose, lips or tongue. Okay, Moms, fault that. One respondent to Five Times Five felt that a child’s doll should not be on the cover of an adult magazine. Pope Francis on the cover of Rolling Stone? Another respondent also felt Barbie was out of place but added, “Children don’t and shouldn’t be reading the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue, so I wouldn’t see a problem with it.” My favorite, though, was another response that took the swimsuit issue to task generally in that it “does not send a good message to young girls. A person can be beautiful on the inside.” (No argument from me, but skindeep beauty does cover up a lot.) “Besides,” (This is the part I couldn’t let slide) “Barbie is plastic.” One thousand one, one thousand two, one thousand three, it’s no use! Exactly how many swimsuits depicted in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue do you think contain only natural organic filler? Without any synthetics, many amazing figures would not be. Go Barbie!

AFGHANISTAN SCAM I just got an e-mail from Captain John Anthony with the 4th Battalion, 64th  Armored Regiment Unit that patrols the Helmend Province of Afghanistan, who told me he was seeking my assistance to evacuate the sum of $25,000,000  United States  dollars so that he

could be assured it would be safe in my care until he returns to the States.   He has agreed to offer me a reasonable percentage of the total sum of money (40%) as gratification for my assistance and cooperation.  He says it is $100 bills throughout and will be contained in one trunk

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On the way to work last Friday I noticed the fields on the left hand side of Hwy 19 were turned for spring planting. What a wonderful sight. I cracked the window so I could smell the freshly turned earth. Some of the furrows were filled with water from the previous rains and the scent on the air spoke of tender shoots soon to sprout and the land turning green again. The sun was out and the trees along the edgeways reached bare branches in supplication, or perhaps gratitude, to a pale blue sky. I know I’m jumping on the springtime wagon a little soon, but it has been a harsh and long winter, even for us here in the heartland. I know cold nights and storms await us and it’s anyone’s guess if it will snow, sleet, or tornado-like winds. All that makes these promising sights more cherished.

Sunday I stood on the deck and listened to the birds, more and more of them have been gathering in the trees that line my small pasture near the barn. The avian chorus was led by the raucous cries of the blue jay, but there was still music in the air. The wind chimes on the porch accompanied the birdsong and the breeze stirred the frozen honeysuckle vines. One lone goose honked in forlorn bewilderment as he flew over. Elementary students have been playing outside and hearing their laughter and excited cries as they shot hoops or played on the swings and jungle gym added a new layer of hope for the changing season. I’m slowly putting the house back together. My son helped me move the plants back into the living room and I noticed that some need repotting and that they all look a little ragged. Soon

I hope to move the larger ones outside on the porch where they can rejuvenate in the mild weather and filtered sunlight. I really want to get into the flower beds and replant the hanging pots of geranium and petunias. There’s a lot to do in the yard and garden and I, like so many, can’t wait to get back to tending the soil and basking in the riot of color from flower and vegetable alike. This spring has been long awaited and will be deeply appreciated. The human spirit can live only so long in dark and gloom. So, Pollyanna that I am, I am going to count the days till 12:57 p.m. March 20, the almanac’s official start to spring. I am going to plan and start seedlings and be ready to go. And I am not going to complain about the spring rain or the summer heat.

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These candidates got an early start Tuesday morning at the Court House where they waited for the County Clerk’s office to open so they could file for office. From left are Wiley Hibbard, Gina Jameson, Sandy Lanier, Judge David Mobley, Connie Berry and Jena Epperson. RCHE PHOTO



Viewing and bidding for items in the Wisdom fundraiser can be done March There will be a Meet and Greet for 3-7, at 404 S. Main, New London. Ralls County Elected Officials at the This fundraiser will feature an inside Antioch Baptist Church from 5:30-7 style yard sale with silent auction. Contact Nancy Pipkin for additional p.m., on Thursday, March 6 information - 573-231-5919. box.   He will tag the box as “personal effects” and ship it out of  Afghanistan though a special diplomatic scheme with the help of a Canadian diplomat.    He also wanted me to keep this highly confidential.  He then went into detail as to why he had chosen me.  “Yes, I know, you may be wondering why I choose to trust a delicate matter like this in the care of a stranger, but this is the best we can do in my present situation.  I would have trusted this kind of project in the hands of my wife who was my closest confidant, but I lost her to cancer on  22nd  April 2006, and my only brother has ruined his life with hard drugs, hence my de-

cision to work with a neutral person.” One thing about being my age, you get a lot of opportunities to become a multi-millionaire by helping some banker, public official, or widow woman in getting large sums of money out of Nigeria.    The one drawback to making those big dollars is you always have to send the widow woman or banker money to bribe an official in order to get the money out of the country.  The above email was a new twist.    I had just printed an article a few weeks ago about how the  CIA  was giving the President of Afghanistan Hamid Karzia a sack full of hundred dollar bills every month amounting

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to tens of millions of dollars over the past years.  I thought maybe Captain John Anthony had found where Hamid had stashed the cash. Captain Anthony called me, in broken English, wanting a few thousand dollars to get the box out of the country.  I told him since 40% of the money was mine he had my permission to open the box back up and take the bribe money out of the 25 million.    Lo and behold, Captain John Anthony hung up on me. Jack can be reached at PO Box 40, Oak Grove, Mo 64075 or Visit

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COMMUNITY NEWS Jeremy Lake recognized Safety Awareness for Portable Space Heaters - Use wisely as winning farmer Propane shortage drives up use

Scott Shannon, District Sales Manager for Lewis Hybrids, presents a check for $2500 to MTHS Principal Jake Moss. Standing with them are Jeremy Lake, Tracy Lake and MTHS Athletic Director Greg Gatson.

During halftime of the Lady Tigers’ game a check was presented to the Mark Twain Athletic Department on behalf of Jeremy Lake, former MT Tiger, who was recently selected as the winning farmer in Ralls County for America’s FarmersGrow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. Under this program

eligible farmers in 1289 counties across 39 states, including Missouri, could enter to win a $2500 donation for a local nonprofit of their choice. Jeremy chose to donate this $2500 to the Mark Twain Sr. High Athletic Department. The purpose of Grow Communities is to recognize and celebrate the important contributions

farmers make to rural America, and to help them grow their communities by supporting local organizations that are important to them. More than 82,000 farmers across the country participated in the program this year, with a winning farmer selected in each eligible county.

New Ralls County 4-H Youth Program Assistant –DeeDee Martin Ralls County 4-H has a new 4-H Youth Program Assistant, DeeDee Martin. She has been involved in the 4-H program most of her life, from being a member, volunteer leader and parent. DeeDee and her husband Shane are the parents of six children ranging in age from three to 18. She has led projects

from cake decorating, entomology to poultry. “I am excited to be working the 4-H program and hope to encourage the members with excitement, opportunities for fun, learning and growing leadership,” commented Martin. She will be available Monday thru Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Perry Christian Academy Students Qualify for Archery Tournament Archery students in 4th-10th grade at Perry Christian Academy have been working hard to improve their skills for State competition.  On Saturday, Jan. 11, PCA hosted their first state qualifying archery tournament.  Palmyra Middle School students and PCA students displayed excellent sportsmanship during their competition.  Archers in 4th-10th  grade shot 30 arrows each vying for a spot in the Missouri State Archery competition to be held March 29. PCA 10th  grade student Kara Phillips, in her first archery competition, shot the high score in the tournament with a score of 279 out of 300 points, qualifying her to advance to the state level.  The PCA Middle School team (6th, 7th &

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8th grade students) also won their right to go to State competition with a score of 3009 points.  On Jan. 25, some of the PCA archers attended a tournament in Columbia.  PCA 9th  grade student Jonathan Mickels, shot a score of 271 qualifying him to attend the State competition.

Students will continue weekly practices and tournaments to be ready to compete at the next level in March. Missouri has 290 schools in the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) with 63,000 students being taught archery.   

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(Center) Feb. 20—In conjunction with the National Fire Protection Association, Ralls County Mutual Insurance Company wants you to have a safe heating season. A shortage in liquid propane has left many homeowners looking for alternative heating. Although space heaters can be a viable option, space heaters need space. That’s a key message from the nonprofit National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the United States Fire Administration (USFA), who are teaming up to reduce the risk of home heating fires. Space heaters annually account for one-third of reported U.S. home heating fires, and four out of five associated civilian deaths. As part of their joint fire safety campaign, “Put

a Freeze on Winter Fires,” NFPA and USFA urge everyone to practice extreme caution when using space heaters this season. Keep things that can burn at least three feet away from space heaters, and create a three-foot “kid-free zone” around them. Make sure to use equipment that has the label of a recognized testing laboratory, and have a qualified professional install stationary space heating equipment according to the local codes and manufacturer’s instructions. • Place them on a solid, flat surface. • Maintain a 36 inch clearance from the space heater and anything that can burn. • Turn them off when you go to bed or leave the room. • Use and purchase

heaters that carry the mark of an independent testing laboratory such as UL to make sure it is equipped with an automatic shut off so if they’re tipped over they will shut off. • Plug power cords directly into outlets and never into an extension cord. • Inspect for cracked or damaged, broken plugs or loose connections; replace before using. Winter fires are preventable! For more heating safety advice from NFPA and USFA’s “Put a Freeze on Winter” campaign, visit www.nfpa. org/winter. Ralls County Mutual Insurance Company, established in 1890, is dedicated to providing insurance products that provide quality protection with value pricing.

Affordable Care Act Meeting Planned in New London The not-for-profit North East Community Action Corporation (NECAC) and Pike County Memorial Hospital/Eastern Missouri Health Services will host an informational meeting on the Affordable Care Act in Ralls County. The session is from 6 to 8 p.m. March 6 at the NECAC Ralls County Service Center at 411 Main in New London. The presenters will be Tiffany Coleman-Dade and Kim Cunningham, licensed certified insurance exchange navigators

with Pike County Memorial Hospital/Eastern Missouri Health Services. People who attend will learn more about health insurance options and how to sign up for a plan. In addition, people may sign up at the NECAC Ralls County Service Center. Appointments may be made by calling (573) 985-2411. NECAC is providing information about the law  to residents in  the Northeast Region consisting of Lewis, Macon, Marion, Monroe, Pike, Ralls, Shelby and Ran-

dolph Counties and in the Metro St. Louis West Region consisting of St. Charles, Lincoln, Warren, Montgomery  and Franklin counties. Community meetings are also being set up in all counties. Enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplace began last Oct. 1 and runs through March 31. Funding for this project was provided by The Missouri Foundation for Health, a philanthropic organization whose vision is to improve the health of the people in the communities it serves.


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AUCTION LOCATION: 29432 Mexico Road, Perry, MO 63462

Directions: In Perry, MO 1 mile west of the Junction or 1 mile east of the 4 way, take Mexico Rd. south 1.4 miles to property on left. REAL ESTATE: TO BE OFFERED AT 1 P.M. 151 Acres in Ralls County with FSA calling 131.35 Tillable this farm lays just south of Perry, MO. This farm is improved with a 1330 sq. ft. home and large 48X60 barn that Jim used for machinery storage. The farm lays very well with some woods in the south eastern corner. This farm has been in the Day Family since 1963. This farm has excellent soil types soil maps available in Prospectus. TERMS: 10% Down day of Sale. 2014 Taxes Paid by the Buyer. Closing in 30 Days. Possession given at Closing except for on the Tillable ground which will be given at the Harvest of the 2014 Crop. Current Tenant Rights Prevail. TRACTORS, COMBINE & PLATFORM: 1970 Farmall 856, 5913Hrs, 3pt, 2SCV, 2PTO, 18.4X38, sn#33068; 1981 IH 1086, 5024Hrs, 3pt, 2SCV, 2PTO, CAH, 18.4X38, sn#68189; Farmall Super M, Fenders, Radio, 1SCV, sn#230607; 1994 Case IH 1666 Combine, 3433Hrs, Field Tracker, 4WD, ser#JJL0106605; 2004 Case IH 1020 Platform, 20’ sn#JJC0333758; Killbros Head Trailer 20’ FARM EQUIPMENT: Case IH 5100 Drill; Barge Wagon; Flare Box Wagon; Bush Hog 2010 Cutter; IH 475 Disk, 18’, Hyd Fold; Kory Gravity Wagon on Kory 6072 Gear w/Hyd Auger; Ford 910 Cutter, 7’, 3pt; 3pt Boom; 3pt Blade; Bale Fork; 3 Section Harrow; IH 4 Bottom Plow, Super Chief Bottoms; AC 12 Shank Chisel Plow; JD 1250 Planter 6 Row; Oliver 4 Bottom Plow, Semi Mount; IH 45 Vibra Shank Cultivator TRUCKS: 1998 Dodge 1500, V8, Auto, 4X4; 1975 IH Loadstar 1600 Grain Truck, 15’ Knaphiede Bed, Scissor Hois, 345 Motor, 5&2 Trans, Dumby Axle, Tarp TOOLS: Craftsman Air Compressor, 110V; Atlas Drill Press; Drill Bits; Lot Hand Tools; Pipe Wrenches; Funnels; Pliers; Screw Drivers; Sockets; Log Chains; Clevises; Schumacher Battery Charger; Lot Hardware; Post Puller MISC.: 8X10 Portable Storage Shed; 1000 Gallon LP Tank; Pair 18.4X26 Tires; Pair 26” Rims; Pair 16.9X26 Tires; Pair 15.5X38 Clamp On Duals; 2) Pair 18.4X38 9 Bolt Duals; Top Links; Lot Steel Post; 2) 16’ Tube Gates; 12’ Tube Gates; Cub Cadet GTX2100 Lawn Mower 54” Kohler 23HP; Husqvarna Weed Eater; 50 Gallon Square Fuel tank; 150 Gallon L Fuel Tank; Electric Fencers; Lot Truck Tires

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Double doubles rain versus South Shelby The Mark Twain Lady Tigers (14-11, 5-4 conference) went on a double double spry versus South Shelby in last game roundball action for a 5040 victory. Mackenzie Grossmann (12 points, 13 boards), Michelle Epperson (14, 13) and Kyley Barnes (17, 11) all hit for double doubles (double digit scoring in two statistical categories). Mark Twain got off to a quick start and led 1410 at the end of the first quarter. South Shelby won the second quarter 12-9 but Mark Twain led 23-22 at the half. The Lady Tigers took the third 16-6 but the Lady Cardinals took the final period 12-11 and the Lady Tigers won 50-40. Barnes led the team in scoring while Grossmann and Epperson tied for the team high in boards with 13 apiece. As usual Alicia Cole led the team in assists while the steals lead was a four player tie. Statistics Points: Alicia Cole 4, Kaelee Ogle 3, Michelle Epperson 14, Mackenzie Grossmann 12, Kyley Barnes 17. Rebounds: Ogle 6, Epperson 13, Grossmann 13, Barnes 11. Assists: Cole 6, Ogle 4, Epperson 1, Grossmann 3, Barnes 1. Steals: Ogle 1, Epperson 1, Grossmann 1, Barnes 1. Palmyra In a 56-41 loss to Palmyra the Lady Tigers saw Mackenzie Grossmann post a double double with a team high 12 points and she cleaned the glass for

Congratulations to the Tigers and Lady Tigers on their 2013-2014 seasons

11 boards. Grossmann also led the team in assists, Kaelee Ogle in rebounds while Kaelee Ogle and Alicia Cole tied for team high in thefts. Palmyra led in first and second quarters 19-5, 17-8 but Mark Twain bounced back with a 17-12 and 11-8 final two period but could not overcome their first half deficit and fell 56-41. Statistics Points: Alicia Cole 5, Kaelee Ogle 9, Michelle Epperson 7, Mackenzie Grossmann 12, Kyley Barnes 8. Rebounds: Cole 3, Ogle 12, Epperson 2, Grossmann 11, Barnes 2. Assists: Cole 2, Epperson 1, Grossmann 3, Barnes 1. Steals: Cole 2, Ogle 2, Grossmann 1, Barnes 1.

MacKenzie Grossmann pops in a two-pointer during the Tuesday, Feb. 18, game against Palmyra.

Anderson hits 32 points, 5 treys versus South Shelby The Mark Twain Tigers finished out the regular season with an exciting 63-58 loss to the South Shelby Cardinals. Ethan Anderson finished his amazing scoring run with a 32 point effort,

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Players on the Mark Twain Youth Basketball teams were recognized during halftime of the Tigers’ game against Palmyra on Tuesday, Feb. 18. Pictured are players on the 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th grade boys and girls teams.

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including 5 treys, 3 boards and 2 steals. Ethan Mack led the team in boards, assists and steals. The Cardinals led after the first quarter 19-13 but Mark Twain rallied in the second period 1611 to trail 30-29 at the half. South Shelby took the third period 11-8 and the final stanza 22-21 for their 63-58 final. Statistics Points: Parker Eddington 2, Ethan Mack 6, Ethan Anderson 32, Bailey McMillen 4, Brett Peters 3, Dalton Hawkinson 7, Bradley Tonkinson 4. Three pointers: Anderson 5, Hawkinson 1. Rebounds: Parker 2, Mack 5, Ethan Clark 3, Anderson 3, McMillen 1, Peters 4, Hawkinson 3, Tonkinson 2. Assists: Eddington 2, Parker 1, Mack 6, McMillen 3. Steals: Eddington 1, Mack 3, Clark 1, Anderson 2. District coverage in next week’s Ralls County Herald Enterprise.

(Top)3rd and 4th Grade Youth Basketball, left to right: First row - Sahira Martinez, Emma Houchins, Hannah Mallory, Autumn Arndt, Abigail Wilson. Second row - Adelynn Palmer, Emily Evans, Riley Waters, Kenleigh Epperson, Emma Ford, Cloey Krigbaum. Not pictured: Tara Dean and Debra Murfin. (Bottom) 4th Grade Youth Basketball (Community Tournament) left to right: First row - Kenleigh Epperson, Emily Evans, Second row - Adelynn Palmer, Emma Ford, Riley Waters, Autumn Arndt. RCHE PHOTOS

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OBITUARIES AND CHURCH NEWS Obituaries ✝ Orlie C. “Buck” Harbourn 1914-2014 Orlie C. “Buck” Harbourn, 99, of Hannibal, died at 3 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014 at his home. Mr. Harbourn was born June 4, 1914, in Ilasco,  to Asa D. and Florence Haynes Harbourn. He was married to Margaret L. Albert on January 15, 1942 in Hannibal. She survives. Other survivors include two sons, Bill A. Harbourn and Bob Harbourn, both of Hannibal, one sister, Nancy Garner, of Quincy, Ill., one sister in law, Senta Harbourn, of Green Valley, Ill., three grandchildren, six greatgrandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, his twin brother; Orville “Buddy” Harbourn, who was killed in action in World War II, and brothers; John Harbourn, Howard Harbourn, and David Harbourn in infancy, and Fred Harbourn,and Thomas Harbourn and four sisters; Ruth Bates, Lydia Schmidt, Asael Dryden and Jessie Poage and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Harbourn was a United States Army Veteran having served during World War II as a staff sergeant.   He worked as an analyst for Ilasco Cement Plant for over 40 years.   He enjoyed bowling and gardening and liked watching St. Louis Cardinals baseball.   He also liked hunting, trapping and mushroom hunting.  Mr. Harbourn enjoyed life and loved his family.  He is the oldest surviving member of the Saverton Ilasco United Methodist Church. Funeral Services will be at  11 a.m., Friday, Feb. 28,  at the James O’Donnell Funeral Home, in Hannibal.  Rev. Dr. John M. Hayes will officiate.  Burial will be at Grand View Burial Park, in Hannibal. Visitation will be from  5-7 p.m., Thursday  at the James O’Donnell Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Saverton Ilasco United Methodist Church or Ilasco Historical Society in care of the James O’Donnell Funeral Home.  Pallbearers will be Ron Knutelski, C.T. Harbourn, Bill J. Harbourn, Robert Smith, Larry Wright, and Greg Sims. Online condolences may be made at

Perry Christian Church Those attending worship service on Feb. 23 at the Perry Christian Church were greeted by Cullen Dye and Chris Johnson. The choir opened singing “Love Lifted Me”.   Pastor Todd gave the welcome and Call to Worship. Monday  Bible Study will be on Matthew.   The new date for Trivia Fun Night is  March 7.   Get your team together and call Arlen or John to reserve a spot.   The CWF will hold their Feb. meeting today at 2 p.m.  Plans will be made for the Ladies Salad Supper on  March 13.   The March newsletters are now available.   The hymn of praise was “Open the Eyes of My Heart Lord”.   Leroy and Mary Young will be celebrating an anniversary on Feb. 24.   The Broyles will miss their anniversary this year as it is Feb. 29.   Pastor Todd has celebrated his birthday this weekend with family and having all his children attending services today  “I Need Thee Every Hour” was the prayer hymn.   Chris DiMaria, Melissa (Broyles granddaughter), Lois  Friday, Dell Moss, Ronnie Carman, Judy Biggers, Reva Hurd and Zabette Elam were the concerns.  “Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus”

Pastor David Todd

was the choir’s response. Pastor’s meditation was an invitation to share the Lord’s Supper. Joyce Coleman and Floyd Seelow offered the communion prayers.   Deacons were Tom Hurley, Chris Johnson, David and Wyatt Lewellyn. Our special music was “The Lord’s Prayer” sung by Arlen Provancha.   Cheri accompanied him. Arlen presented the children with a “ticket to heaven” showing how following the Cross will lead them to Jesus. Matthew 5:38-48 was read by Shirley Levings for Pastor’s message on “Being Concerned For Others”.  How do you invest in the lives of other people?  It is easy to bless those that bless us, but do we reach out to strangers.  Do we pray for those that hurt us?  Do we have a prayer life to make life meaningful?   These were questions Jesus asked his disciples when teaching them ways to glorify God. How are we answering to this? Let Jesus Come Into Your Heart» was the invitation hymn, The benediction was given, closing with singing “Yesterday, Today, Forever” 

Olivet Christian Church Jewell Zamzow opened the Feb. 23 service by welcoming everyone and giving the announcements. Next Sunday will be the second special “Week of Compassion” offering. Rev Sutor will be on vacation from Feb. 25 through March 3. CWF will be held on March 4 and a study of Matthew will be continued. On March 5 there will be an Ash Wednesday Service at the First Christian Church in Palmyra. Daylight Savings Time (spring forward) will begin on March 9. Bible Study will resume March 10 (continue studying the Gospel of Mark). Christian Sympathy was extended to the family of Margie Roth and to the family of Keith Meyer. Those added to the prayer list were: Charlie Neuschafer, Don Smith, Barbara Clark and Wallace Hart. Billy Jo (Peterson) Schindler and infant son, Cooper Lee Schindler, were removed from the prayer list. Those celebrating birthdays this week are: Shirley Benn, Ed Palmer, Ron Peterson, Denise Lehenbauer, and Pam Grebe. Candlelighters during the Prelude were Isaaic and Cassidy Clarkson. Rev. Drew Sutor began the worship service with the responsive call to worship. The Short Christian’s Message was about being kind to one another. If someone hits you on one cheek, you should turn you head and present the other cheek. In the Old Testament it states “An Eye For An Eye”, but Jesus says “No”. Jesus is calling us to a higher level of living. Rev Sutor referenced this by using a Styrofoam Cup. He demonstrated decorating the cup on the outside with a bully coming up and smashing the pretty cup. You may

then respond by asking “Where is your cup?”. Do not get mad, angry or even. Jesus says to let it go whether right or wrong. Rev Sutor followed the children’s message with the silent, pastoral and Lord’s prayers. The opening hymn was “We Sing the Greatness of God: Rev Sutor read the Old Testament scripture from Leviticus 19:1-2, 1118 and New Testament scripture from Matthew 5:38-48. The next hymn was “Alas! And Did My Savior Bleed”. Rev Sutor’s message was titled “Turn the Other Cheek”. He used the New Testament Scripture from Matthew. Does Jesus really mean to turn the other cheek? This is an excessive and extreme response. Can we take it time and time again? Do not do extreme retaliation or passive aggression. Jesus does not want us to be a punching bag either. He wants us to have passive resistance and walk away. He would not ask us to do anything he would not do. Jesus sacrificed his life and this gives us hope and forgiveness to enter God’s Kingdom of Heaven. The communion hymn was “When I Survey the Cross”. Ron Peterson gave the elder’s prayer with Faye Whitaker, Bethany Clarkson, JoAnn Neuschafer and John Palmer serving as deacons. The closing hymn was “Jesus Calls Us’”. Rev Sutor gave the Benediction with “Let There Be Peace On Earth” was the Choral Congregational Response. Worship services are held every Sunday at our church at 9 a.m., with church school immediately following. Our church is located at the corner of Hawkins and North Foster. All are welcome.

The Church at Ariel Be Diligent Paul writes, nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for a new heaven and a new earth in which righteousness dwells. 2 Peter 3:16-17. The events of our days and the thoughts of an undisciplined mind affirm what the Word says will happen. They will say where is the promise of his coming? All things remain as they were from the beginning of creation.

Pastor Tim Sanders

Many have given up and grown cold thinking this way. But Paul writes to be diligent in looking forward to his coming, to be found by him in peace without spot and blameless. How’s your resolve doing? God has not given us a spirit of fear and weakness, but one of power and of love and a sound mind. 2 Tim 1:7 Be diligent.

New Oakland Baptist New Oakland Baptist Church opened with a welcome to all. Pastor Rev. Charles Grubb welcomed all followed by announcements for the week including our scheduled mission trip and other activities. Special music was “Somebody’s Crying,” written, sung and played by Mr. Clark. The congregation followed with “The Old Rugged Cross.” Next we viewed the Annie Armstrong video. She is the founder of “Annie’s Tree” ministries. This was followed by hymns “Blessed Redeemer” and  “Tis So Sweet to

Rev. Drew Sutor

Pastor Charles Grubb

Trust in Jesus” sung by the congregation. Special music, “I Just Wanted You to Know,” was sung by Wayne Zumwalt. Pastor Charles’ message was on “The Parable of the Vineyard” from Mark 12:1-12, which again brings to light just how much God loves us. The message was followed by the hymn of invitation, “I Have Decided to Follow Jesus.” Afterward two people came forward and presented themselves for membership. They were joyfully welcomed by the New Oakland Baptist Church members.

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South Fork Prestyterian The Sunday, Feb. 23 services at South Fork Presbyterian church began with Patti Grimmett playing “I Would Be Like Jesus” followed by Pastor John Grimmett leading the Call to Worship from Psalm 121 and the Unison Prayer with all singing “Blessed Be The Name”, “Higher Ground”, “Doxology”, “More Like the Master” and “Lord, Dismiss Us With Thy Blessing”. Prayer was held for the Dawson family; the Hultz family; Haley Owens and for all those who donated items for the Church mission project with all saying the Lord’s Prayer. Pastor John and Patti played guitar as they sang “O To Be Like Thee”. The message “To Be Like Him” was based on scripture from Matthew 5:38-48 as being the longest Sermon on the Mount that Jesus gave us... it is hard to love your enemies - nothing can separate you from the love of God through Jesus Christ! The world needs to see you as a temple becoming someone different

Pastor John Grimmett

with God’s blessings! God has put all the ingredients together just perfect - now you have to wait for Him to finish the perfect you! We need to be different don’t repay evil with evil - do good for good... (Romans 12) God wants you to know He is here to help you - place your woes to Him - fix your attention upon God. The rain falls upon the just and the unjust... being transformed from the inside out. The world wants to drag us down and God wants to lift us up. Bless your enemies! Try to find some beauty in everyone! Who turned the other cheek for You? JESUS, who died for YOU! Kaylee Beckham led the Offertory as everyone listened to “More Love to Thee” Everyone retired in fellowship for coffee and donuts. Services are held every  Sunday at 9 a.m.  and all are welcome to come hear the word of the Lord. Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect... Matthew 5:48

Perry Baptist Church For our services this past Sunday, Feb. 23, Brother Brian Meranda led our adult Sunday School lesson, teaching out of John 21, and how the Lord seeks to restore us when we’ve strayed from His path and wants us to return to faithful Christian discipleship when we’ve faltered and sinned Christian discipleship when we’ve faltered and sinned. We had two singers, Leah Ott and Hayden Fankhauser. Both were truly blessed by the Lord as they gave praise to Jesus through song. Brother Willis Jones preached out of 2 Timothy as he concluded preaching on his sermon series on the life of the Apostle Paul. Brother Jones’s main point was how Paul and Timothy suffered a great deal through their ministry, but they kept the words of Jesus close to them when Jesus said “For whosoever will save his life shall lose it, and whosoever will lose his

life for my sake shall find it” (Matthew 16:24-25) Paul understood that working for the things of the Lord lasts forever, and we should have that same attitude. Brother Willis will be starting a new sermon series this next Sunday on the Minor Prophets of the Old Testament, starting with the Book of Hosea. This book is a powerful testimony that even when we sin greatly, with true repentance and the turning away from our wicked ways, the Lord DOES provide a way to repent of our sins! Come check us out on Sunday morning. During the week, check out our church’s Facebook page at Fellowship and refreshments start at 9 a.m., Sunday School is at 9:20 a.m., and Worship Service is at 10:10 a.m. We are at 509 Salling Street in Perry. All visitors are welcome.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank every one for the many acts of kindness and generous donations since the burning of my home. I thank each and everyone from the bottom of my heart.

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RALLS COUNTY FARM/RECORDS New London City Council New London City Council met at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10, in the Senior Citizen Center. Although no one was present for Citizen’s Time, Jamie Tallman made contact with the city in regards to his property at Second and Strode Street, saying he had plans to complete his project and remove excessive dirt from the property. Josh Smith, owner of the property at 800 South Main Street, also made contact with the city saying he was not financially able to remove the house. City Attorney Joe Brannon will send him a letter. Brannon reported that Ginny Belle Lane is not a city street. Alderman White will contact Rep. Jim Hansen. There was a short discussion concerning the maintenance of the road. Mark Bross, representing Klingner and Associates, addressed the council regarding the upcoming Bond Issue and public meetings. Public meetings have been scheduled for 7 p.m. on March 11 and March 26. Meeting places will be announced determined on availability. The council voted unanimously to allow Mayor Miller to sign a grant application for a Design Engineer Grant. Samuel MacDonald,

with MacLiney and Company, addressed the council regarding financial issues connected to the bond issue. Upon review of the contract by City Attorney Brannon, a motion to enter into a contract with MacLiney as financial advisors for the City of New London on this issue was passed unanimously. The council reviewed an application submitted by Marshall Miller to join the fire department. Mayor Miller appointed Miller to the VFD and a motion to approve the appointment was passed unanimously. Fire Chief Jamie Quick asked the council to approve a 50/50 Conservation Grant for $5500 that was recently received. The council approved unanimously. Police Chief Brad Sanders submitted an adjustment for City Fines for the council to review. A motion to submit the adjustment to the Court was passed unanimously. Sanders also reported that officers would be attending training in March. City Attorney Brannon reported that civil action has been filed regarding the Megown property. The next regularly scheduled meeting will be at 7 p.m. March 10.

Perry Police Records On Feb. 11 an officer stopped a vehicle for speeding. The driver was issued a warning for exceeding the posted speed limit. On Feb. 11 an officer stopped a vehicle for speeding. The driver was issued a warning for exceeding the posted speed limit. On Feb. 12 an officer received information regarding an alleged sexual offense. The report is under investigation. On Feb. 13 an officer stopped a vehicle for speeding. The driver was issued a warning for exceeding the posted speed limit. On Feb. 13 an officer stopped a vehicle for speeding. The driver was issued a warning for exceeding the posted speed limit. On Feb. 13 an officer stopped a vehicle for speeding. The driver was issued a citation for exceeding the posted speed limit. On Feb. 13 an officer stopped a vehicle for speeding. The driver was issued a warning for exceeding the posted speed limit. On Feb. 13 an officer received a report of a possible phone scam.

On Feb. 14 an officer received a request for an extra patrol. On Feb. 15 an officer assisted EMS with a medical call. On Feb. 17 at 10:17 a.m. an officer responded to a vehicle slide off. On Feb. 17 at 10:39 a.m. an officer responded to a vehicle slide off. On Feb. 17 an officer received drug information. On Feb. 17 at 11:02 a.m. an officer responded to a vehicle slide off. On Feb. 17 at 11:03 a.m. an officer responded to a vehicle slide off. On Feb. 17 an officer performed a citizen contact in reference to drug information. The officer was assisted by Ralls County Sheriff ’s Office and the Missouri State Highway Patrol. On Feb. 18 an officer received a report of a child custody issue. On Feb. 18 an officer received a complaint of a traffic hazard. On Feb. 19 an officer responded to an animal at large call. On Feb. 19 an officer stopped a vehicle for speeding. The driver of the vehicle was issued a warning.

Ralls County Traffic Stop Leads To Two Arrests On Sunday Feb. 16, 2014, at 7:43 p.m., a Ralls County Sheriff ’s Deputy initiated a motor vehicle stop of a vehicle on Highway 61 (north bound) near Oceanwave Road, for a traffic violation. While the Deputy was confirming the driver and passenger identifications and checking for outstanding warrants the passenger in the vehicle fled the area on foot. The Deputy requested additional manpower to respond to the scene along with the Missouri State Highway Patrol. As a result a perimeter was established around the area and a request for a K-9 patrol dog was made to Monroe City Police Department. When the Monroe City Officer and K-9 dog arrived at the scene a tracking search was incited for the subject. As a result Jewel Brawley, 32 years of age from Vandalia, was located hidden in a wooded area within the search perimeter. Brawley was processed and lodged in the Pike County Jail on an active civil warrant for his arrest. At this time the matter has been referred to the


BRAWLEY Ralls County Prosecutor’s Office for charges. The Driver of the vehicle Dustin Dye, 29 years of age from Hannibal, was also arrested for Driving While Revoked and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and turned over to Hannibal Police Department.           

3D rendering floor plan for new elementary RCSBank lending school approved by R-II Board of Education staff has nearly 120 The Ralls County Board of education met in regular session at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 13, in the high school library. In the absence of President Pete Hilgenbrinck, Vice-president Ron Evans called the meeting to order. Students from both Center and New London Elementary joined to recognize board members and to present them with a book dedicated to each member. During the presentation the students recognized the role that board members play in our community. Students making this presentation were Kirsten Allen, Ashlyn Lipp, Autumn Arndt, Corbin Blackford, Kaycie and Clay Simpson, Cooper Hansen, Brayden Moss, Marli Liter and Destiny Weber. After the presentation board members and all those in at-

tendance enjoyed cake and punch. The cake was baked and decorated by the MTHS ProStart students. A video was shown on behalf of the students and staff at Mark Twain Junior-Senior High School. Jacques Reynolds of Architechnics, Inc. presented a revised floor plan for the proposed centralized elementary school that will be constructed if the April 2014 bond issue is approved. Classroom configurations were reviewed and discussion was held about additional needs that were not in the existing plans which included a stage and bleachers. Also discussed were the location of specific classrooms, office space and playgrounds. Architechnics will develop a 3-D rendering, in addition to a revised floor plan. A motion to allow

Architechnics to revise the floor plan as discussed and to create a 3-D rendering was approved unanimously. The date for the 2014 graduation was set for Sunday, May 18, with an alternate date of Friday, May 23, was approved with a 4-1-1 vote. Jason Liter voted No and Dan Clark abstained. Superintendent Deanette Jarman shared information about the April bond issue. Community meetings to present information about the bond issue will be held at New London Elementary at 7 p.m. March 10; at the Multipurpose Building at Mark Twain at 7 p.m. March 20; and at Perry City Hall at 7 p.m. March 24. The TAB Committee (Teachers, Administrators, Board) met on Wednesday, Jan. 29. At this meeting the committee finalized the proposed

calendar for the 20142015 school year. Since the start date is more than 10 days before Labor Day, there will be a public meeting regarding the start date at the beginning of the 7 p.m. March 2014 board meeting. Melanie Smith, Migrant, ELL and Homeless coordinator, presented the program evaluation report. Board members reviewed the enrollment report, attendance report, Food Service report, and the transportation report. During the Administrative Updates two resignation letters were shared with the board. Terri Polster will retire at the end of the 2013-2014 school year after 33 years of teaching. Kacey Herzog submitted a letter of resignation effective at the end of the 2013-2014 school year. Meeting adjourned at 9:42 p.m.

Friends of “Big Kenny” Lehenbauer would like to thank everyone for their generous support and donations at the Feb. 22 Benefit Dinner and Dance. A special thanks for those who worked and brought desserts. We would also like to thank the following local businesses: Dollar General, Ruba’s, Sara Lee Bread Company, Dennis Mc Millen and A Side of Country.



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For Year Ending December 31, 2013 Compiled by Ernest E. Duckworth, Clerk of the Ralls County Commission.


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Ralls County 911 board Ralls County Sheriff Report meets in special session The Ralls County 911 Board of Directors met in a special meeting Monday, Feb. 17, to discuss two items. The board opened two bids for snow removal and decided unanimously to accept the bid from D&J Construction of New London for $155. The second item concerned the continued search for a new director. The bottom line is that the Ralls County 911 Board of Directors has every intention of hiring a new site director and getting the county facility up and running on its own. However, the recent round of interviews did not lead to a candidate suitable for the Ralls County director’s position. No one candidate had the right blend of experience and energy needed for the challenges of this particular facility. In light of the situation Rich Adair proposed that the board seek further assistance from the Missouri 911 Directors Association in another round of applications. The board discussed a proposed agreement between the two entities and voted unanimously to give the draft to Rodney Rodenbaugh. The proposal will then be discussed at the March 4 meeting which will be held at 7 p.m. at the 911 building in New London. The board acknowledges that the public may be impatient with the process of finding a director but feels it is imperative to find the right fit. “We all know what we’re looking for and we didn’t get it,” said board member Lowell Jackson. Board member Rich

Adair added, “The process is on-going. Have we had a set back? Yes. Are the

procedures stalled? No. We will hire a director.”

NL Police Release New London Police discover burglary in progress On Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, at approximately 9 p.m. officers of the New London Police Department pulled up on a burglary in progress at 309 S. Ralls Street. All items were recovered at the scene and two white males and one white female were detained and released pending charges. One female was arrested on active warrants and extradited by the Macon Police Department also with charges pending from this incident. The New London Police Department was assisted at the scene by the Ralls County Sheriff ’s Office and Monroe City K-9 Unit.

NL Police Report On Feb. 8 report of a leave without pay at Abel’s, subject returned and paid. On Feb. 11 report of a subject dumping trash into dumpster on Mont Robe, subject located and issued a summons for trespassing and littering on private property; traffic stop for speed, summons issued for 40 in 25; officers drove up on a burglary in progress; female subject arrested on warrants. Feb. 12 juvenile problem at New London Elementary.

Land Transfers James Lanier and Sandy Lanier to A R Thompson, Jeff Thompson and Brandi Thompson; Lot 125 Block 31 City of New London Warren D Brehm and Laray A Brehm to Ronald G Griffin and Rebecca F Griffin; 29 55N 5W SW4SW4 Beverly A Largent to Daryl K Pease and Anita J Pease; 33 53N 6W NW4 Joy A Neuschafer, Randall J Smith, Janet K Smith, K Dawn Neuschafer to Warren D Brehm and Laray A Brehm; 36 55N6W SW4 Charles A Hirner and Joyce K Hirner to Charles A Hirner and Joyce K Hirner; 16 56N 5W SE4 Minta Imogene Karaff to Steven H Whitaker, Kristen R Gerdes, Stacey K Whitaker, Damon E Whitaker, Barbara J HIbbs; 14 55N 6W SW4SE4, 14 55N 6W SE4SE4, 14 55N 6W SE4SE4, 14 55N 6W NE4SE4,

On Jan. 21 at 7:52 a.m. deputies responded to an accident on Highway 61 at Spencer Creek Bridge. There were no injuries and the scene was turned over to the Missouri Highway Patrol. On Jan. 21 at 12:00 p.m. deputies took a report of a lost item from Salt River area. On Jan. 21 at 1:00 p.m. deputy assisted Family Services and the Perry Police Dept. on a child abuse hotline call. On Jan. 21 at 8:51 p.m. deputies assisted Palmyra PD in locating and transporting a suspect in a pending investigation. On Jan. 21 at 10:57 p.m. deputies responded to a domestic disturbance in Perry MO. Both males were arrested on domestic assault charges. On Jan. 22 at 12:34 a.m. William Callihan arrested and placed on a 24hour hold for domestic disturbance and drug paraphernalia. On Jan. 22 at 11:56 a.m. deputy assisted the New London Fire Department and State Fire Marshall’s Office with a structure fire investigation. On Jan. 21 at 2:58 p.m. deputy assisted a motorist with changing a flat tire. On Jan. 22 at 9:37 p.m. a deputy assisted Marion Co. ambulance, New London Fire and New London PD with a medical call in New London. On Jan. 23 at 2:59 p.m. deputies assisted HPD in a hit and run investigation. On Jan. 23 at 10:39 p.m. deputies took a report of two individuals who had taken some alcohol from the Abel’s gas station in New London. On Jan. 24 at 9:22 a.m. deputy assisted a Trooper with a traffic stop on Hwy 19.

On Jan. 24 at 10:26 a.m. deputy booked in a subject on a felony warrant. On Jan. 24 at 11:05 a.m. deputy investigated an animal complaint call in the rural Hannibal area. On Jan. 24 at 1:42 p.m. deputy took a property damage report that occurred in the rural New London area. On Jan. 24 at 4:00 p.m. an attempt was made to gain information for a possible credit card in the name of Best Buy. However, it was discovered to be an attempt at fraud. On Jan. 25 at 9:20 a.m. a deputy responded to Highway A near Hatch Road for reported cattle out on the highway. Deputy was able to move cattle away from the roadway and notified the family of the owner. On Jan. 25 at 11:34 a.m. a deputy responded to an address on Highway 79 in the Hannibal section of Ralls County for a reported grass fire. Hannibal Rural Fire Department responded and extinguished the fire. On Jan. 25 at 2:13 p.m. a deputy responded to a residence in New London Gravel Road for found drug items along side the roadway. Items were removed and destroyed. On Jan. 25 at 6:16 p.m. a deputy responded to a burglary call. No items were found to be missing. On Jan. 26 at 12:01 a.m. a deputy received a report of a juvenile problem. While responding to the incident, the deputy was called to a domestic disturbance in progress. The New London Police Department handled the juvenile problem. On Jan. 26 at 1:39 a.m. a deputy responded to a domestic disturbance on Harbor Town Road.

On Jan. 26 at 1:06 p.m. a deputy processing a prisoner for the Missouri Highway State Patrol at the Ralls County Sheriff ’s Office. The subject was processed and released after posting the required bond. On Jan. 26 at 3:23 p.m. the Sheriff ’s Office was contacted about animal abuse. On Jan. 26 at 4:15 p.m. deputies responded to the report of suspicious vehicle in New London. The subject was found to be having vehicle trouble. On Jan. 26 at 5:53 p.m. deputies responded to a report of a one-vehicle accident on Highway H. MSHP conducted the investigation. On Jan. 26 at 7:40 p.m. deputies responded to assist the Fire Department to a brush fire that had spread to a neighboring farm that ignited round hay bales. On Jan. 27 at 9:03 a.m. deputies responded to a location on Old 79 for a report of a missing person. Upon deputies arrival it was discovered that the young female was not there. After contact with the owners of the residence it was learned that she had spent the night elsewhere and was fine. Nothing further at this time. On Jan. 27 at 9:13 a.m. deputies responded to a residence on HH that had been entered illegally. Upon meeting the owners at the scene, it was determined that there were several items missing. On Jan. 27 at 7:55 p.m. deputy conducted a traffic stop in rural Hannibal. Citation was issued for speed. On Jan. 28 at 12:14 a.m. traffic stop on Highway 19. Warning for equipment.



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   


      

      

  

   

 

      

            

               

               

                                              

         

                       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                                                                                                         

        


              

                                                                         


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                                                                                      

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CONNIE BERRY Ralls County Collector

Paid for by Connie Berry

Briscoe, Rodenbaugh & Brannon 423 S. Main St., New London, Mo.

(573) 985-3411

Denise Goodwin Ralls County Coroner

Paid for by Denise Goodwin


TOM RUHL Ralls County Assessor

Ralls County Treasurer Paid for by Jena Epperson

Paid for by Tom Ruhl

CENTER LOCKER The Home of Quality Local Meats & Custom Processing Dennis McMillen, Owner

(573) 267-3343

Gina Jameson Ralls County Circuit Clerk and Ex-Officio Recorder of Deeds

107 S. Public St., Center

Paid for by Gina Jameson

Ralls County Sheriff

Gerry Dinwiddie “You call, we will respond” Paid for by Gerry Dinwiddie

Proud supporters of the 43rd Annual Democrat Days 2014! DEMOCRAT COMMITTEE MEMBERS: John Yancey • Matt Tharpe • Joe Frese Debbie Jackson • Amy Jackson • Tracy Smith Mary Ann Lovell • Janie Thomas • Marti Myers Marty Kocher • Lester Peters • Neil Utterback

HANNIBAL, MO. • (573) 231-0303 NEW LONDON, MO. • (573) 985-4611 CENTER, MO. • (573) 267-3324

Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014

The Ralls County Herald-Enterprise



(573) 221-0555

Becky Motzkus...............573-795-3319 Helen Bunn.....................573-248-9483 Jenny Pabst.....................573-795-6577 Dale Delaporte...............573-248-7482 Frank Rozkiewicz...........573-629-8651 Terry Sampson...............573-231-2783 Roy Goodhart.................573-248-4762

RALLS COUNTY LISTINGS 208 W 7th, NL 3 bed, 3 bath.............$32,900 610 Chestnut, MC 3 bed, 2 bath........$66,000 105 East Hwy 19, CEN 2 bd, 1.5 ba...$69,500 502 Stoddard, MC 3 bd, 1 ba..............$69,500 15772 Northside Drive,NL 3 bed, 2 ba. 3a........$100,000 43473 Hwy A, MC 3 bed, 2 ba, 3 ac....$153,500 12247 Elk Ridge Pl, NL 3 bed, 2.5 bath......$159,900 6425 CR 217, MC 5 bed, 3 ba, 3 ac..$170,000 43175 Cannon Hil s Pl, MC 3 bed, 2 ba, 10 ac.....$223,500

HANNIBAL LISTINGS 3522B Palmyra Road, Hannibal 1007 Georgia 1 bed, 1 bath...............$39,500 1005 Paris Ave 2 bed, 2 bath.............$49,900 630 Olive 2 bed, 2 bath.....................$72,000 2800 McKinley 3 bed, 1 bath.............$85,000 230 Virginia 5 bed, 2 bath.................$89,900 15 Hawthorne 4 bd, 2 full ba, 2 half ba..$110,000 2018 Hayden Park 2 bed, 2 bath....$124,900 Clear Creek 3 bd, 3 bath................$197,000 24 Amaryllis 4 bed, 3 bath...............$239,900 244 Hummingbird 4 bed, 3 bath.......$284,900 FEATURED LISTING: COMMERCIAL LISTINGS Commercial Building - $250,000 410 S College Light Mfg. facility.......$250,000 410 S College, New London 653 Clinic Rd. 4500 Sq Ft Office Bldg..$300,000 319 N Main Ole Planters Theatre......$349,000 This is an exceptional value and a great opportunity to own a manu- 306 South 6th St. Ten Pin Bowling Alley.....$500,000 facturing facility for about the same money as leasing space. Over LOTS & LAND 55,000 square feet of space. Perfect for your upstart light manufac- Lot 15 Highway O................................$29,900 turing or industrial business. Listed for less then $5 per square foot. Lot 40 Highway O..............................$33,900 Building a similar size facility would cost well over $50 per square Lot 24 Norwoods Pl..........................$34,000 foot,.Large office area, break room. Building is set up currently with Lot 25 Norwoods Pl........................$34,000 several paint rooms. Located between Bowling Green and Hannibal. Lot 26 Norwoods Pl..............................$34,000 Large parking area established. 3 phase electric. 2.03 acres. Lot 28 Norwoods Pl..............................$35,000 Call Jenny Pabst for Showing! Lot 29 Norwoods Pl..............................$35,000 Lot 30 Norwoods Pl............................$35,000 Hwy 61, 9 ac. near Gen Mills.............$90,000 Hwy A & Doe 24 ac. off Hwy A.............$170,000


All real estate advertised herein is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation, or discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex,handicap, familial status, or national origin, or intention to make any such preference, limitation, or discrimination. We will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. All persons are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised are available on an equal opportunity basis.

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



WANTED Responsible hunters looking to lease hunting rights to land in Ralls or Monroe County directly from landowner for 2014 and beyond. Primarily deer and turkey.


CLASSIFIED ADS: LINE ADS: 30¢/word $5/minimum CLASSIFIED DISPLAY: $4.50/Column Inch


IN RE: Emily D. Hirstein and David H. Edgington, both single persons Trustee’s Sale: For default in payment of debt and performance of obligation secured by Deed of Trust executed by Emily D. Hirstein and David H. Edgington, both single persons dated August 30, 2010 and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of Ralls County, Missouri as Document No. 2010-48440 and re-recorded September 29, 2010 as Document No. 2010-48627 the undersigned Successor Trustee, at the request of the legal holder of said Note will on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 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: A TRACT OF LAND LYING IN THE WEST ONE-HALF (W-1/2) OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER (SW-1/4) OF SECTION TWENTY (20), TOWNSHIP FIFTYSIX (56) NORTH, RANGE THREE (3) WEST, RALLS COUNTY, MISSOURI, AND BEING MORE FULLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: FROM AN IRON PIPE MARKING THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION TWENTY (20); THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES, 21 MINUTES 24 SECONDS WEST 1938.09 FEET ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID SECTION TWENTY (20) (THE WEST LINE OF SECTION TWENTY (20) IS ASSUMED TO BE NORTH 00 DEGREES, 21 MINUTES AND 24 SECONDS WEST FOR THIS DESCRIPTION) TO A POINT ON THE SAID WEST LINE; THENCE NORTH 90 DEGREES AND 00 MINUTES EAST 755.77 FEET TO A POINT ON THE EAST LINE OF A PRIVATE ROADWAY, SAID POINT MARKS THE TRUE POINT OF BE-


EASEMENTS AND RIGHTS-OF-WAY OF RECORD OR NOT OF RECORD, IF ANY. to satisfy said debt and cost. MILLSAP & SINGER, P.C., Successor Trustee 612 Spirit Drive St. Louis, MO 63005 (636) 537-0110 File No: 151716.030414.321685 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: February 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2014 IN THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COURT, RALLS COUNTY, MISSOURI Judge or Division: DAVlD C. MOBLEY Case Number: 14RL-PR00005 In the Estate of ALICE JEAN GUY, Deceased.


(Supervised Administration) To All Persons Interested in the Estate of ALICE JEAN GUY, Decedent: On February 3, 2014, the last will of the decedent having been admitted to probate, the following individual was appointed personal representative of the estate of ALICE JEAN GUY, 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: KEVIN HUSE, 51701 HIGHWAY C, CENTER, MO 63436,573-231-6427 The personal representative’s attorney’s name, business address and phone number is: RODNEY J. RODENBAUGH, 423 S. MAIN STREET, P.O. BOX 446, NEW LONDON, MO 63459, 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: August 4, 2013 Date of first publication: February 13, 2014 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: February 13, 20, 27 and March 6, 2014


To all persons interested in the ESTATE OF LEO HARRISON III, DECEASED: You are hereby notified that the undersigned Personal Representative of said estate will file Final Settlement and Petition for Distribution on the 24th day of March, 2014, 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. KARLA ANN HARRISON 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: February 20, 2014. Published on February 20, 27, March 6 and 13, 2014 IN THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COURT, RALLS COUNTY, MISSOURI Judge or Division: DAVlD C. MOBLEY Case Number: 14RLPR00010 In the Estate of JAMES M. DAY, Deceased.



(Supervised Administration) To All Persons Interested in the Estate of JAMES M. DAY, Decedent: On February 24, 2014, the following individual was appointed personal representative of the estate of JAMES M. DAY, 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: ETTA DAY, 29432 MEXICO RD., PERRY, MO 63462, 573565-2641 The personal representative’s attorney’s name, business address and phone number is: JOHN W. BRISCOE, 423 S. MAIN STREET, P.O. BOX 446, NEW LONDON, MO 63459, 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 Karen A. Huff, Deputy Clerk Date of the decedent’s death: January 5, 2014 Date of first publication: February 27, 2014 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: February 27,March 6, 13 and 20, 2014 IN THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COURT, RALLS COUNTY, MISSOURI Judge or Division: DAVlD C. MOBLEY Case Number: 14RL-PR00004 In the Estate of WILLIAM W. MADDOX, Deceased.


(Supervised Administration Non-Resident Fiduciary) To All Persons Interested in the Estate of WILLIAM W. MADDOX, Decedent: On February 24, 2014, the following individual was appointed personal representative of the estate of WILLIAM W. MADDOX, 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: LINDA RAE ROBERTS, 2323 STLYKER AVE., VIENNA, VA 22181 703-281-9310 The personal representative’s attorney’s name, business address and phone number is: JOSEPH A. BRANNON, BRISCOE, RODENBAUGH & BRANNON, 423 S. MAIN STREET, P.O. BOX 446, NEW LONDON, MO 63459, 573985-3411. JOSEPH A. BRANNON also serves as Resident Agent for the non-resident personal representative. 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 Karen A. Huff, Deputy Clerk Date of the decedent’s death: Sept. 2, 2013 Date of first publication: February 27, 2014 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: February 27,March 6, 13 and 20, 2014

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COMMUNITY NEWS Management Contest


Continued from Page 1A vides students the opportunity to showcase their love for food and cooking and to develop restaurant management skills. Of the 29 participating teams, 28 competed in the culinary contest where they were responsible for preparing original recipes and creating attractive plated presentations. Eight teams representing high school, vocational and technical schools competed in the management contest, which focuses on creating restaurant plans, from the concept, menu items and pricing all the way to restaurant layout, and other key logistical strategies for new restaurants. Schools are allowed to enter both the culinary and management divisions. Judges from the foodservice industry and leading colleges and universities selected winning teams in the culinary and management contests. Management Competition Results

First Place: Mark Twain High School, Center, Instructor: Linda Stinson. 2nd Place: Glendale High School, Springfield. 3rd Place Tie: Clayton High School, Clayton, and School of the Osage, Osage Beach. The 2013 Mark Twain  ProStart  management team is composed of two members: Jill Alexander and Matt Taylor. The management restaurant concept was: Alex & Taylor’s Kitchen. ProStart  - the NRAEF’s proven, high-impact program for high school students - reaches more than 90,000 students in 1,700 high schools across 45 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, and U.S. military bases. It introduces them to the career opportunities available in the restaurant and food-service industry, and teaches them the restaurant management and culinary arts skills needed to launch their futures. ProStart  is a two-year

educational program supported by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation in partnership with state restaurant associations. The career-building program blends classroom learning with mentored work experience to teach high school students the management and culinary skills needed for a career in the restaurant and food-service industry. When students meet academic standards, complete a checklist of competencies, and work at least 400 hours in the industry, they are awarded the ProStart  National Certificate of Achievement that signifies they are well qualified to enter the industry workforce. * Special Note:  This is the 2nd year Mark Twain has won in a row.  They are the smallest school to compete in this contest.  The other teams consist of four members on their management team.  They took 5th place at Nationals last year when they competed.

Terry Hoyt of Laddonia, was in the right place at the right time on Nov. 20, 2012, to harvest this once -in-a-lifetime buck. The buck has 21 scorable points, non-typical, giving it a Boone & Crockett score of 222 inches. The buck was estimated to be fiveand-a-half years old. The buck weighed 183 pounds field dressed. The meat was donated to the “Share the Harvest” program. Taxidermy services were provided by Tim Hill, Tri-State Taxidermy, New London. The deer will be on display at the Missouri Whitetail Classic in Columbia on March 15 and 16. It currently ranks in the Top 20 in the state of Missouri.



Mark Twain Junior High’s January Students of the Month, left to right: First row - Nathan Davenport,7th grade; Lauren Williams, 7th grade; MacKenzie Ogle, 6th grade. Second row - Cash Caldwell, 8th grade; Ben Rule, 6th grade; Lindsey Woollen, 8th grade.

MTHS Student Council members sold Pink Out the Gym T-shirts for the Feb. 14 game against the Macon Tigers and donated the proceeds, over $800, to Relay for Life. Pictured are Rachel Gilmore, Co-chairman Ralls County Relay for Life, left, and Adria Palmer, MTHS Stu-Co sponsor.

Ralls County Herald Enterprise, Feb. 27, 2014 • Week 9  
Ralls County Herald Enterprise, Feb. 27, 2014 • Week 9