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Two new principals begin the school year at Paris R-II President Libby Williams called the special board meeting of the Paris R-II Board of Education to order at 4:30 p.m., on Thursday, Aug. 2. All seven board members answered the roll call. After approving the agenda and the athletic handbook, the members entered an approved closed session at 4:35 p.m. Reported out of the approved closed session was the offering of contracts to John Wiggans (Secondary Principal); Hanna Snider (Kindergarten); and Shannon Fox (Elementary Special Education). The board members also offered a 550-hour contract to Nancy Henke as Special Education Director. With no further business the board members adjourned at 7:35 p.m. With the hiring of Principal Wiggins the district now has a new and full administrative staff. Chris Johnson is now superintendent rising to the position upon the retirement of previous Superintendent Nancy Henke. Her appointment to superintendent left a void in the elementary principal position. Wendi Wood, from Clarence, was hired recently to fill the elementary principal opening and with the hiring of Principal Wiggans, of Macon, who filled the void left when Matt Smith resigned to take a new position, the administrative staff is full and enthusiastically ready to begin the new school year. John Wiggans – Secondary Principal If enthusiasm relates to success then new Paris R-II Secondary Principal John Wig-

gans will be very successful. He is a powerhouse of superlatives and energy. “I went to a good school with fantastic teachers and just new that I wanted to share the talents I had and my passion for learning and wanted to give it back,” said Principal Wiggans. Wiggans grew up in Macon graduating from Macon High School before attending Central Methodist where he reviewed his Bachelors. He taught vocal music and some instrumental. “I love to direct musicals and do theater,” said Wiggans. His first administrative job was at the State School for the Severely Handicapped and then worked at Columbia Catholic. After that he was hired as superintendent at Stet R-15. He was quick to note he was superintendent at the smallest K-12 in the state of Missouri. As they closed Stet last year, Principal Wiggans was available to apply for the Paris opening and was hired by the board members. Principal Wiggans did his Master’s in Education Administration at Central Methodist and his Specialist at William Woods. Principal Wiggans believes he is a fair person and b rings good vision and experience to his new position. Wiggans and his wife Rachel have four children – twin 13 year old eighth grade boys Aubrey and Hadley; four-year-old Sarah; and three year old Cathryne. “I think this community is the biggest strength of this district,” said Wiggans.

Rita Wilkerson The Monroe County voters have spoken albeit with only 1,719 of 5,901 or 29.17 percent of registered county voters headed to the polls in the primary election. State officials had predicted a 25 percent turnout

for the state. In the only contested race in the courthouse, Rita Wilkerson narrowly defeated Mary Lynn Powell in the race for county treasurer by a narrow margin of 38 votes. The Democratic candidates traded leads as County Clerk Sandra Francis announced each precinct’s results from the courthouse balcony to the assembled below. Wilkerson sealed the win with a large Monroe City showing as the last precinct was announced winning 534 to 496. Governor Jay Nixon appointed Powell treasurer in March 2011. In other winning results Ron Staggs defeated Charles Wheaton for Jackson Committeeman 72-52 and Martha Staggs defeated Ann Kuntz 80-41 for Jackson Committeewoman. For Union Committeeman and woman respectively Richard Thomas defeated Cyril Penner 61-18 and Jackie Thomas defeated Sharon Penner 60-20. In the only other contest race David Shively defeated Gerald McClintock 19-15. Monroe County voters had John Brunner Continued to page 3

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“This is a very accepting community – everyone has been very helpful. You don’t find that everywhere.” Wiggans and his family are currently working on moving to Paris. Wendi Wood – Elementary Principal The new elementary principal also has local ties as she and her husband farm south of Clarence and she has taught at South Shelby for over 13 years, three as a special education teacher and then 10 years in the classroom. To describe Principal Wood in a word or two you would have you use – driven and passionate (about education and her students). Principal Wood attended Columbia College for her undergraduate work and did her Master’s work at William Woods. “I feel very lucky to take the next step in my career under the direction of Superintendent Johnson,” said Principal Wood. “She has already helped me receive professional development to help forward my knowledge and my career.” Continued to page 3

New Paris R-II Principals, John Wiggans, left, new secondary principal, and Wendi Wood, new elementary principal. APPEAL PHOTO

Doctor Mary Jo Crawford is celebrating her tenth year at the Paris Family Medical Clinic, in Paris. If ever there was a person, who when looked at as a child someone said – she will grow up to be a doctor, it is Mary Jo Crawford. Dr. Crawford does not only talk medicine she lives it everyday – day in day out. Anyone discussing their aches and pains with her can tell by the soft tone of her voice and the total concentration on their immediate ill that she is the consummate medical professional. When Dr. Warbritton called Dr. Crawford and asked if she was interested in coming to Paris – at first she hesitated but then due to family issues and wanting to be closer to her mother, Dr. Crawford bought the clinic and started out from scratch. “I was concerned about the hometown girl coming home, I had been gone for 36 years,” said Dr. Crawford. “But I have been so blessed, this community has been so wonderful to me.” I care about them a lot,” added Dr. Crawford about the community and its residents. “I plan to stay her until I cannot practice

anymore.” Dr. Crawford shared that when her mother passed away (five years ago) she thought she would move on to a bigger practice and a larger city. “But this is home – it is truly amazing here,” said Dr. Crawford. Dr. Crawford spent the previous 35 years after medical school, in her words, “delivering babies.” She did three years out of four years of nursing school and decided she wanted to be a doctor. “I feel God wanted me to be a doctor,” said Dr. Crawford. She attended medical school in Kirksville, and did her internship in Wichita. She shared a story that she received a call one-day asking if she wanted to, “come deliver babies here?” She entered into a practice in Hayti, Missouri. “I had a family practice and I delivered babies,” said Dr. Crawford. “Later I moved to Houston, Missouri and did the same thing – deliver babies. I have delivered approximately 3,000 babies in my career.” According to Dr. Crawford the benefits of living and practicing in a small town are many.

Comprehensive medicine coupled with small town care

“You know all the people,” she said. “You get to know when people are sad, when they are sick and when they just need a friend. I like that kind of practice. “ “I like small town living and I love being close to family,” noted Dr. Crawford. I love people and I always have wanted to be a caregiver,” explained Dr. Crawford. She went on to explain that she is driven to help people who need medical care. But medical care includes not just healing a sore toe but the body that is connected from the top of the head to the bottom of the feet. She noted that you need somebody that will look at the whole body – someone can be continuously sick because they are constantly upset or for some other reason. She truly loves people and wants to see them healthy. Because she wants to see why there is so much heart disease and cancer in this area, Dr. Crawford is always studying and looking at tests that can help guide them to the right medications for the right people. I do so love people and I want to see them well, added Dr. Crawford. “You know personalities better in a small Continued to page 7

Monroe County Appeal tries first time county saturation

Editor’s Note: This article is in lieu of my weekly column. Please enjoy our newspaper delivered directly to your door. This week for the first time Lewis County Press Inc., including the Monroe County Appeal is putting out a “Regional Section” for Back to School being delivered through Every Door Direct Mail. The paper is being delivered to every

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home as part of a 100 percent saturation program. This week every household in Monroe and Ralls Counties will receive the Appeal. If successful this would become a monthly happening with various regional themes such as the Anniversary of the Civil War in September, a Fall Hunting/Outdoor Guide in October, etc. The purpose is twofold. One, to acquaint new readers with our product and what benefits it can provide for you and your household. Second, it allows us to get our company advertisers out to a wider market. It is through a symphony of both Continued to page 3

Paris Family Medical Clinic and Dr. Mary Jane Crawford...

The Paris Family Medical Clinic staff with Dr. Mary Jane Crawford. Left to right, Marie Duncan; Janice Jones; Renee Tawney; Dr. Mary Jane Crawford; Deborah Shouse, RN, BC, FNP; Joy Ridgeway; and Donna Morgan. APPEAL PHOTO


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The Rising Costs of Free Speech

One of the advantages of your local papers making endorsements of candidates in primary and general elections is that voters have the reason for that endorsement and some background on the endorsed candidate and his or her opponents. It was also the policy of this newspaper not to endorse candidates in local races. This meant no endorsements were made in County or City races nor for candidates for boards and commissions. The thinking here was that these candidates were for the most part not political people in general and most of the openings were not partisan political jobs. Likewise most of the people on the ballot were known in the community and were our friends and neighbors with whom we would have a continuing relationship, win or lose, on election day. Many local newspapers have decided not to endorse candidates and to avoid taking positions on political issues in general so as not to offend anyone who doesn’t agree with them. It is a practical and understandable decision. This same kind of thinking prevents many business operators and community leaders from taking public positions on political or other issues where there are strong feelings pro or con. Mr. Cathy, the Chicken-Fil-A guy, is the most recent example of what can happen when a prominent business person takes a public position on a firmly held traditional belief on the issue of who can be married. If we not only disagree with other Americans on serious issues but threaten their livelihoods because of their disagreement with our beliefs on traditions, freedom of speech will come at a potentially heavy cost and will no longer be free in any sense. As we see the litmus test being applied to “true conservatives” and liberals adding controversial planks to the Democratic platform, it becomes harder yet to speak out for calm and rational discussions without repercussions and cooperation rather than confrontation. And yes, papers that still endorse candidates, business people that stand up for what they believe and those of us who refuse to be pushed to the extremes of our own parties will be key to what free speech means in the next decade.

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This past weekend, thanks to the help of our community and some of Missouri‘s political candidates, we raised over $4,400 dollars for the Senior Citizens Community Center!! Several people rallied at Monroe County’s courthouse lawn Saturday, for an ice cream social, candidate speaking, and auction. Words cannot express how grateful we are to all who participated and donated items. Your donations will make sure that older people in our county will thrive both mentally and physically. As you know, several of our seniors live on small, fixed incomes. The Senior Center provides meals and, a place to gather with friends and family to seniors in Paris, Holliday, and Madison six days a week. Your donations make it possible to continue those services despite the economic distress we currently find ourselves in. Donations go far in making up for cuts in government funding. Frankly, we could not do what we do without donors such as you. We, and those we serve, deeply appreciate the generosity. Please feel free to call us anytime at 660-327-5824 if you have any questions, would like an update on our activities, or wish to volunteer. Sincerely, Tara Sheffield - Administrator & Board Members Senior Citizens Community Center

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All yesteryears are reprinted in the exact text of the original issue

90 Years Ago Aug. 4, 1922

A.B. Smock and family and Mrs. Frances Isham motored in from Ong, Neb., last Thursday for a visit with Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Smock. One of the largest hen eggs exhibited in Paris yet, was brought in by Mrs. Doc Hann, Saturday. It resembled a large duck egg more than anything else, measured nine and one half inches around the long way and seven and one quarter inches around the middle. The chinch bugs, which are so numerous in the county this season, are finding poor picking in some corn fields, having run up against a variety of corn that either does not tickle their palates of else grows faster than they can eat it. A neighborhood gathering, in honor of Mrs. Clarence Stuart and son, of St. Louis, was held Tuesday at the home of Mrs. Sid Littrell. Tom Greening was given a big dinner, Sunday, in honor of his sixty-fourth birthday, when hosts of his relatives and neighbors gathered at his home, near Stoutsville, for an all day good time. Among the young ladies of Monroe County who will attend Stephens College the coming term are Misses Evelyn Jackson, Charles Elzea and Winifred Vaughn.

75 Years Ago August 5, 1937

Harland and Carlyle Gray, southwest of Paris, have 52 head of purebred Holstein cattle, most of them two-year-old heifers. It is the largest and best herd of its kind in this part of the state. Mr. and Mrs. Lee Hawn and sons, of Monroe City, spent the weekend with H.H. Utterback and children, near Florida. The Laugh and Learn Club in the Victor community will give a farewell dinner for Mr. and Mrs. E.W. Popkes, Thursday. Mr. and Mrs. Popkes leave soon for Washington where they will make their home. Invited guests are Rev. and Mrs. Willard Reavis and Miss Lula Mae Pollock, of Paris. Happy Days are here again. On practically every Monroe county farm people are eating roasting ears from their own corn fields, the largest and juiciest ears in many years. One hundred and fifty people attended the 4-H club Achievement Day held in the Christian Church basement, in Paris, Monday. Twelve 4-H clubs were represented and ten took active part in the events of the day. Marie Rouse, of the Long Branch club, was the outstanding club girl of the day, winning four blue and two red ribbons. The Paris men’s softball teams, playing at Madison, Wednesday night lost nine to eight while the Paris girls won, twenty-one to zero. The Paris team started the game with such former regulars as Bill Dawson, Harry Stewart, Leon Conley, Dr. Christman and others and against this aggregation of players the Madison boys ran up five scores before the present regulars were put into the game.

50 Years Ago Aug. 9, 1962

The annual Fall Festival opened at Paris Thursday, with agricultural and home economics exhibits in place before the event opened. Three members of the Monroe County Saddle Club rode in the Amateur Rodeo at the Mexico Fair Saturday night. Larry and Jack Bodine won third and fourth places in Bull Riding. Mike Bodine won a money prize on Steer Riding, since there was only one classification in that class. There were ten entries in each class. Ed Adams, county highway engineer, said Monday that the state highway department recently gave its approval for four Monroe County road projects, the first to be programmed by the county under the new state aid law, by which counties receive part of the gasoline tax money. The City of Paris, at the office of Supt. Carl Wood, has the forms on which people can sign for the natural gas that is expected to be brought here. Those who sign before the system is built will have the gas lines run to their homes of businesses without cost. Those who wait until after construction must pay costs from the main line to the building. Mr. and Mrs. Bill Hufty and family were hosts at a family dinner Sunday in honor of their daughter, Joy, who was celebrating her second birthday. Sixteen members, six children and Miss Linda Blades, as a visitor, were present when the CWF met Wednesday afternoon. The Monroe County and Mark Twain Angus Associations combined their efforts for a highly successful field day recently at Paris. Over 250 persons interested in Angus cattle attended.

25 Years Ago Aug. 6, 1987

After forty years of climbing poles, installing phones and providing every service imaginable to area phone customers, Bob Garrison hung up his boots and wire cutters recently and retired from his job with the phone company. Citing a need for “a place for kids to go,” Janet Cullers has recently opened The Game Room in downtown Paris. The new business is located in what was preciously Big Dad’s Arcade on Caldwell Street. The Game Room will feature video machines and an eight-ball pool table, but Cullers said they are also planning to offer a number of other services. After twenty years as a rural mail carrier, in Paris, Millie Heathman retired last week. The Paris A Babe Ruth League team, ages ten to twelve, ended their season with a winning record of seven and four. The team was coached by Bob Mitchell with assistance from Charles Jones. Members of the team included Travis, Mitchell, Jason Jones, Travis Hunter, Jason Mattingly, Travis Morris, Lee Wade, Dustin Bodine, Kyle Turner, Dwayne Bergmann, Daryn Buckman, Stephen Wright, Doug Buie, Jody Bryan, and Tyler Wheeler. Mickey Mouse decorations were used on July 26 to celebrate Lance Ketchum’s second birthday. A Mickey Mouse cake and ice cream were served after dinner. Mr. and Mrs. Dan Ess and daughter attended the national Lawn and Garden Convention held last week at Louisville, Ky.

Just a Thought

by Lisa Talton

Socks, socks and More or Less Socks

It has been over two years now since my mom passed away. I will continue to miss her until I see her again but I know that her words, her love given and her examples of how to live life will always be a part of me. I actually had asked my mom some months before she was diagnosed with the cancer to answer some questions I had written down for her. I wanted to start putting a series of articles together which entailed all that she had learned in her life. I wanted it to share the wisdom she gained through all her ups and downs of life as a daughter, a wife, a mother and a grandmother. She had seven children of her own and fourteen grandchildren at the time of her death. My mom never did get chance to answer those specific questions I had for her but she did have journals upon journals that she had written for the last ten years or so. They were her letters to God. She would share her day, her thoughts, her feelings and her prayer requests with Him. As I read the entries, I felt even closer to her and realized how much they painted a picture of who she was as a person. Her prayers to God gave me so many glimpses of the wisdom she obtained as she walked down the road of life here on earth. I want to share just a few of her thoughts, prayers and wisdom with you today. I hope her words bless you as much as they did me. *I am sitting on my deck enjoying the sun shining, the trees, the flowers blooming and the birds singing. NEW LIFE. A new beginning and because of you all is brand new!!! Help our whole world

to stop everything today and take a moment to think of you and thank you for the gifts you have given. May this be a day of special graces to those who don’t believe, to those who won’t forgive, to those who don’t care. May the special graces of today touch their lives and let them never be the same. As I go about my day today, help me to be aware of everything in your magnificent creation. We are gifted in so many ways and yet we complain about the little things. Help us today Lord. *I am reminded that we do not always have a lot of time to forgive-we should do it now. We need to forgive the people who have hurt us and ask for forgiveness for those whom we have hurt. We carry you to others at all times because you are a part of us-this is a grace and a responsibility. You love each person as totally as you love me. How great is that? Awesome! All people are my brothers and sisters even the worse criminals. You are counting on us to show love, forgiveness, encouragement, hope, and to pray. My day today is offered as a prayer for all my brothers and sisters to understand your love for them and to experience your presence in their lives. The last thing I want to share with you is a poem that my mom carried in one of her journals entitled ‘Let Go and Let God’: As children bring their broken toys, with tears for us to mend, I brought my broken dreams to God because He was my friend. But then instead of leaving Him in peace to work alone, I hung around and tried to help with ways that were my own. At last I snatched them back and cried, “How could You be so slow?” “My child,” He said, “What could I do? You never did let go!”

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Paris JH Softball to begin practice Aug. 13 The Paris Junior High Softball team will begin practice on Monday, Aug. 13, from 4-6 p.m. at the second ball field. The JH Lady Coyotes are coached by Chloe Billington and assisted by Jason Rinz. “We have some strong 8th graders returning, and we have some good, enthusiastic 7th graders joining us this season. This is Coach Billington’s first year coaching our squad, and I look forward to the experience and skills she will bring. We did fairly well last year and I’m excited to start another season. Our goal is for the girls to have fun and gain good experience.” said Asst. Coach Rinz.

The players will need their completed athletic physical forms/ proof of insurance in order to practice and are encouraged to bring whatever personal softball gear they will need. There is no fee, however, each player should have their own glove and slider. Please contact Coach Chloe Billington 660-651-7573 or Assistant Coach Jason Rinz 660-327-6041, if you have any questions.

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Principal Wood has attended a Principal’s Conference, a law conference and a new Principal’s Conference in support of her new position. She has also collaborated with Superintendent Johnson on the district budget and with the examination of other DESE (Department of Elementary and Secondary Education) standards. “I want to make a positive difference in childrens’ lives,” said Principal Wood when asked why she chose education as a career. “I love to read and if you can set up a solid foundation for students to want to learn – you can instill that sense of pride in work and in life,” said Principal Wood. “If you can instill that sense of pride – we will end up with successful citizens.” “I am a very positive person,” said Principal Wood. “I do not feel that coming to the principal’s office has to be a negative experience for a student. If students feel like coming to school is a good thing and they will be recognized for learning – they will want to come and learn. That desire to learn is crucial.” Principal Wood lists communication as her biggest strength. She defines herself as a questioning person always thirsting to find the answer. Principal Wood and her husband

Lee have three children – Gretchen, a sophomore at Missouri State University; Wendell, a senior at South Shelby High School; and Riley, a sophomore at South Shelby High School. “We are big farm people, we do row crops and just got into the cattle business,” said Principal Wood. “We are very grounded to our farm.” Principal Wood’s hobbies include spending time with her family, she loves to read, loves to crochet and she loves to run and be active. Principal Wood praised the school board for their professionalism and noted that they really care about their district. “I see the staff here as both professional and collaborative,” noted Principal Wood. “My philosophy of education begins with a child-centered environment,” said the new elementary principal. “By setting high expectations, I believe we can watch students rise to their full potential. I believe school should be a place where students want to be, where it is safe, free from distractions and allows students to learn in a happy, healthy environment. Paris Elementary is a place where teamwork is valued between administration, teachers, parents, students and the community. I fully intend

(45.19 percent) as their choice to face Claire McCaskill in the U.S. Senate race but the rest of the state of Missouri voters had a different view as Todd Akin (20 percent) won the primary and now faces off versus McCaskill in the General Election. Sarah Steelman (30.08 percent) finished a close third behind Brunner in state voting. Voters checked the yes box to Constitutional Amendment No. 2 in overwhelming numbers. Approximately 93 percent of those visiting the polls selected to amend the Missouri Constitution to allow students the right to practice religious freedom in school. Under the amendment, students will have the right to pray voluntarily in school; also public schools will be required to display the Bill of Rights. David Spence won the county votes for the gubernatorial candidate on the Republican ticket with 59.42 percent of the votes while Jeremiah Nixon won 84.77 percent of the votes on the Democratic ticket. Both will face off now in the General Election. Monroe County voters selected Peter Kinder as their Republican candidate for Lieutenant Governor with 57.89 percent of the votes and Susan Montee for the Democratic candidate with 50.79 percent of

the votes. Both candidates won their respective statewide races. Bill Stouffer (43.01 percent) was the county favorite for Secretary of State on the Republican ticket and Jason Kander (96.33 percent) on the Democratic ticket. In the race for the 6th District U.S. Representative, Kyle Yarber collected 38.95 percent of Monroe County votes on the Democratic ticket, while Republican Sam Graves won 79.87 percent of county votes as the Republican candidate. Republican Ed Martin garnered 68.70 percent of county votes for Attorney General while also taking home the state victory. All other candidates ran unopposed. With the primary over new races have developed locally as 40th District Representative Paul Quinn (D-Monroe City) will now face Republican Jim Hansen in the General Election and Eastern County Commissioner Mike Whelan (D-Monroe City) will face Republican David Trainor. For complete election detail visit the state election website http:// www.sos.mo.gov/elections/

Local Monroe County 4-H Livestock Judges advance to state competition The Monroe, Pike and Ralls County Livestock Judging Day was held on Saturday, July 14. This year the event was hosted by Pike County at Mike and Lois Schumacher’s farm. Participants judged classes of swine, sheep and goats. They were also required to give reasons for their placing on two classes and answered questions for another one. There were 18 Monroe, Pike and Ralls County 4-H members competing throughout the morning. Livestock Judging is a great opportunity for youth to practice decision making and improve their communication skills while learning about livestock. High individuals in the junior division, 13 years of age and under, along with the senior division, 14 years of age and over of both counties were recognized. A junior team and a senior team were also selected for each county to compete at the state contest to be held during October in Columbia. The top individuals in Pike County contest were Elise Bailey and Ashlee Waddell. Top individual from Ralls County was Candace Gatson. Top individuals from Monroe County were Marlena Long and Russell Mitchell. Perry Agricultural Laboratory spon-

Blue Ribbon Livestock Judging Team Members, left to right: First row - Aiden Mitchell, Hannah Mitchell and Marlena Long were on the Junior Team. Second row - Russell Mitchell received a blue ribbon in the senior division with Junior Trenton Morgan. SUBMITTED PHOTO sored the Pike County trophies. Bailey as alternate. Elise Bailey, ing a red ribbon were Callie Bailey Hannibal National Bank sponsored Brooke Bruns, Katherine Dixon, and George Niemeyer. Those eligible to represent Pike the Ralls County trophies. Monroe Abbie Waddell and Clint Bailey reCounty youth will be recognized at ceived a blue ribbon. Those receivContinued to page 5 the annual recognition event. The Pike County junior team for state contest is: Elise Bailey, Brooke Bruns, Katherine Dixon and Abbie Waddell, with Clint

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Twana Hulen awarded Distinguished Service Award by Education Association Twana Hulen of Madison, the business instructor at Northeast R-IV High School, Cairo, was presented the Distinguished Service Award by the Missouri Business Education Association (MBEA) at the MBEA Summer Conference held in Springfield, from July 23-26. Twana recently retired after teaching at the Northeast R-IV School from 1992 to 2012. Michelle Lindsey, business educator in Ozark, nominated Twana for this award. The information included in the program, and on which the award was based follows. Twana Hulen has instructed business courses while serving in a leadership capacity for over 20 years. She has always provided challenging courses which push students to be their very best while acquiring

the necessary skills to be a wellrounded, productive employee. She expects exceptional work from students, colleagues, and herself. Mrs. Hulen leads by example in all that she does, through her service to the community, mentoring of students in Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), and service to her professional organizations including leadership roles in the Missouri Business Education Association (MBEA) and the North Central Business Education Association (NCBEA). A former student states, “Mrs. Hulen’s teaching happens outside of her classroom just as often as inside. Being involved in FBLA under the instruction of Mrs. Hulen has led to an increase in confidence. It has helped me to never underestimate

Patsy Hambelton, Awards Chair, left, presented the 2012 MBEA Distinguished Service Award to Twana Hulen, business instructor, Northeast R-IV High School, Cairo. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Mother and daughter attend Discover Nature Girls Camp. Olivia Huddleston and Ronda Barnes were both able to earn their Heritage Cards. Both want to thank Missouri Department of Conservation for sponsoring this camp, especially for the agents who gave of themselves. Olivia and Ronda are both from Madison. SUBMITTED PHOTO

the power that you have when you use your skills towards your goal.” Her nomination comments, “Mrs. Hulen exhibits total dedication to her profession. I can personally attest to her sacrificial commitment to professional service. Not only has Twana served through all of the officer positions in MBEA, she has also served as NCBEA Treasurer for 6 years. She has invested a huge amount of her own funding to travel and serve in these capacities without complaint or expectation of recognition or financial assistance. I have witnessed Twana conduct herself with the highest degree of integrity and tactfulness in many difficult situations.” Her administrator recognizing her dedication states, “Twana’s maturi-

ty and professionalism have earned her respect with her colleagues, students and parents. She has the strong ability of focusing on areas that are in need of improvement and working to find the best solutions. In doing so, she shows a willingness to collaborate with her colleagues in the development and implementation of improvements. During her 20 years at our school, she has authored 18 successful Enhancement Grants helping our school to continually update technology.” Twana and her husband Virgil are the parents of four children; Marsha Schmidt, Moberly; Susan Purdy, Cairo; Mike Hulen, Madison; and Tony Hulen, Columbia. They also have six grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

Jarrett Keith Powell born Friday, Aug. 3, at 10:22 a.m.

Ian Huddleston attended the eleventh annual MODOT Youth Transportation Conference (YTC), in Jefferson City. He was one of thirty young adults chosen from across Missouri to attend. The YTC exposes young adults to aspects of civil engineering. This is Ian’s second year to attend. Ian is from Madison and his parents are Larry and Ronda Barnes. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Brian and Shelly Powell (Morgan) of Madison are the proud parents of their first child, Jarrett Keith. Jarrett was born August 3, 2012, at 10:22 a.m. in Boone Hospital, Columbia. He weighed 7 lbs 8 oz and was 19 3/4 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Glen and Sandra Morgan of Paris. Paternal grandparents are Jim Powell, of Moberly and Carla Powell, of Madison. Brian is self employed as owner/ operator of B&A Auto Sales at their home in Madison and Shelly is employed as a Claims Representative at Social Security Administration, in Columbia.

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Keeping an Adult Child on Your Health Insurance By Nancy Baca, State Farm® Agent

Your days of soothing a child’s cold with chicken soup may be over, but a provision under the Affordable Care Act could help you to continue caring for your adult child’s health. Under the Affordable Care Act, children up to age 26 may be able to stay on, or join, a parent’s health plan that offers dependent coverage. This coverage is available even if the child is: Married Living away from your home Not a student Financially independent Eligible for insurance through an employer* Ensuring Coverage If you want to keep your adult child on your health plan or add them to it, start with these steps: Wait for open enrollment. Your insurance provider should notify you of a 30-day enrollment period that begins on or before the first day of your plan or policy year. During this time, your child will have an opportunity to enroll for coverage under your plan. Sign up and pay for continued enrollment. This allows your adult child to remain on your plan until they no longer qualify. Extra Incentives Besides providing access to health insurance, there are benefits to keep an adult child on your health plan. Come tax time, you might be able to deduct the value of employer-provided health coverage from your income. You’re also eligible for the same tax benefit when you purchase health coverage through a “cafeteria plan,” a benefit plan that lets you choose the benefits that best suit your needs.

Seven members attend Evans Club Book Review Seven members and one guest, Sally Blakemore, met recently at the home of Mary Fran Shumard. President Ann Ragsdale presided with the secretary report, approved as read; roll call was a favorite book read lately. Mary Fran read from God’s Little Devotion Book and read Matthew 9-26. Mary Fran also read the History of Evans Club 1928-1993. Evans Club started and was mainly Evans School District, their motto being “To Make the Best Better.” One of their first projects was a baby shower. We’ve come a long way! Jane Akers discussed the Back to

School Program and members voted to make a donation to Holliday C-2 for this program. Next Bloodmobile is Thursday, Sept. 27, and Ann Ragsdale and Zelmajo Ragsdale will provide the food. Sally Blakemore gave a book review on “Chief Floral Designer for the White House,” written by Nancy Clark. This book is very entertaining and informative and all are encouraged to read. She told of all First Ladies she worked with and their taste for flowers. Next meeting will be a shopping trip.

Joshua 24:15 Concert in Madison

The public is invited to attend a Joshua 24:15 concert on Saturday, Aug. 11, at 2 p.m., at the Madison Area Community Center. The concert is provided by Madison Area Community Betterment. Tea and lemonade will also be served during the concert. Joshua 24:15 is a Praise and Worship band from Moberly. If you enjoy contemporary and traditional gospel music as well as some oldies but goodies such as King of the Road, Love Potion #9, and other old favorites then plan to attend this concert.

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Hand & Foot • Bingo •The Hand & Foot Club met on Thursday, Aug. 2, at the Paris Senior Center with 16 members participating. •Drawing for the meal tickets was held and the winners were: Ted Ball and Lucille Klingaman. •Bingo was held on Monday, Aug. 6, with 14 people participating. The winners of a meal ticket were Dorothy Hufty and Eileen King. •Call us for all your catering needs. Anything form Fried Chicken with all the sides to your favorite desserts. Rent the center for your next family event!!!

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Two local area men provide one-stop shopping for agriculture-related repairs

Two young area men have teamed up to provide one-stop shopping for agriculture-related repairs. Dustin Jarman of DJ’s Repair and Aaron Whelan of Whelan’s Repair work together in a large shop at Whelan Farms near Stoutsville. Whelan graduated in 2004 from the Caterpillar Technician/Dealer Service program at Peoria, Ill., before opening Whelan’s Repair. In addition to tractor repairs and restoration, he also sells new and used parts for area farmers. In 2006, Jarman graduated from Linn Tech School in Linn., Mo., and specialized in truck technology. The long-time friends are graduates of Monroe City R-1 High School and worked at Altorfer’s in Hannibal prior to opening their own businesses. Whelan also is a seventh generation Monroe County grain farmer. Jarman can be contacted at 573248-4414 and Whelan can be contacted at 573-406-7635. Article submitted by Linda Geist

Stoutsville Baptist Church Benefit Saturday, Sept. 8 A Benefit Spaghetti Dinner and Auction will be held at the Community Center, in Stoutsville, Saturday Sept. 8. Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m., Adult $5.00 Children $3.00 with auction to follow. Proceeds go toward shipping shoe boxes to Operation Christmas Child, gifts for nursing homes. Items will be itemized at a later date, We are accepting donations at his time. Call Carol Mock at 660-676-5453 or Billy 573-2319534 for pick ups or drop-offs. Bodine Auction Service will be the Auctioneer.

Aaron Whelan of Whelan’s Repair and Dustin Jarman of DJ’s Repair are two long-time friends who are offering repair, restoration and repair services to area farmers. The two work together at Whelan Farms’ machine shed near Stoutsville. Photo courtesy of Linda Geist

Livestock Judges... County at state in the senior division are: Ashlee Waddell, Evan Scherder, Lance Dixon and Micah Bailey. All team members received blue ribbons. The Ralls County members receiving a blue ribbon were Jessie Fowler and Candace Gatson. Monroe County will be represented by Marlena Long, Hannah Mitchell, Trenton Morgan, Aiden Mitchell on the junior team members and Russell Mitchell in the senior division. All participants received a blue ribbon. Individuals who provided animals to be judged were sheep by Kevin Scherder, hogs by Chris Niemeyer, goats by Evan Scherder, and cattle by Mike Schumacher. Assisting with the event were Brock Bailey, Bruce Fowler, Kara Horner, Jana Flynn, Taryn Dameron, Patty Fish-

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4-H Councils and Mike Schumacher.

Annual Fish Fry in Philadelphia Aug. 11

Pea Ridge will hold their Annual Fish Fry at the Philadelphia Community Center, in Philadelphia, on Saturday, Aug. 11, from 5-7 p.m. The menu includes catfish fillets or scored carp; potato salad; baked beans; Cole Slaw; homemade bread and hush puppies; cake, lem-

onade and tea or coffee. Proceeds go to benefit - Benevolent funds for local missions, Marion County R-II school and the Church Building Fund. Carry outs are available and donations will be accepted.

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6 Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012 Holliday Christian Church

Pastor David Holmes

The congregation of Holliday Christian Church gathered on Sunday, Aug. 5; Jane Akers served as organist and opened services with the prelude. Jim McMorris served as worship leader in Reverend Holmes’ absence and began services with an opening prayer. A free concert by Joshua 24:15 will be held on Saturday, Aug. 11, at 2 p.m. at the Madison Community Center. Jim McMorris will lead worship and offer a personal message on Sunday, Aug. 12. The church monthly Board meeting will be held following services on Sunday, Aug. 19. The church will host a teacher’s breakfast for Holliday School teachers and staff on Tuesday, Aug. 21, at 7:30 a.m. The congregation stood to sing the opening hymn, “Great Is Thy Faithfulness”. “Gloria Patri” followed. Happy birthday wishes were for: Jim Harold Mallory, Dianne VanPraag, Robby Carter, Mike Mallory, Jacob Ragsdale and in memory of Delbert Secoy. Anniversary congratulations were for Gary and Diane Wilson (38 years). Prayer concerns were expressed for: Patricia Mallory and for Cody Vanlandingham and Jessi Miles whose baby, Sara June, was born prematurely and weighed only 1 lb. 6 oz. Jessi also remains on life support. The joy of a wonderful reception in celebration of Mac and Catherine Donovan’s 70th anniversary was shared. The prayer hymn, “Sweet Peace, The Gift of God’s Love” was sung; moments of meditation during playing of the final verse were observed. Prayer and invitation to share in communion was offered by Jim McMorris. As “Communion Hymn” was sung, the lady elders and deacons went forward to serve in keeping with the observance of the first Sunday of the month. Offertory prayers, sharing of communion and collection of offerings were followed by the doxology. Jim then introduced the morning’s guest minister, Peggy Kirkpatrick. Peggy is Executive Director of the Central Missouri Food Bank. Her morning message was entitled, “The Blessing”. She referenced scripture from Genesis 1:26-28, Psalm 115:14, Malachi 3:6 and Galatians 3:13. Peggy will return to deliver the second half of her message on Aug. 19. The hymn of invitation and dedication, “Count Your Blessings”, and “The Spirit Song” were sung to close worship. Following a time of fellowship and refreshments, Diane Wilson read “Mistaken ID”. Jim McMorris opened Bible Study by leading the group in recital of The Lord’s Prayer and in study of Matthew 22:23-46 and 23.

Granville Christian Church

Pastor Fran Schnarre

The Granville Christian Church annual community fish fry will be Wednesday, Aug. 22, at 6:30 p.m. All are invited. The church board will meet this Sunday, at 10:30 a.m., between Sunday School and church. Back-to-church Sunday is planned for Sunday, Sept. 16, and a Birthday Bash is planned for Sunday, Sept. 30. Please contact Brenda Coffman with names of soldiers in the combat zone and/or donations for supplies for our care packages. Our upcoming schedule: Worship at 11 a.m. on the first, third and fifth Sundays (Aug. 19, Sept. 2, 16 and 30). Sunday School for all ages is held at 10 a.m. every Sunday. Come as you are and share time with God.

Madison Christian Church

Pastor David Holmes

Services were held at Madison Christian Church Sunday, Aug. 5, with 40 members in attendance. Linda Wood led the greeting and announcements. Guest minister Peggy Kirkpatrick led the morning prayer. Special music was by some of the Bible School Children. Communion hymn was “Beneath the Cross of Jesus”. After the giving of tithes and offerings the congregation sang “Love Lifted Me”. Ms. Kirkpatrick’s sermon followed the scriptures from: Psalms 15: 14, Genesis 1: 26-28, Galatians 3: 13-14 and Psalms 82: 1-6. The Invitation Hymn was “Near the Cross”. Announcements: The official board will meet Wednesday, Aug. 8, at 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug.12: Early “contemporary” worship will be held, Sunday, Aug. 12: Worship at Wildwood, 2 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 21: The annual Teachers Breakfast will be served at the church. School supplies are being collected for Madison School through Sunday, Aug. 19. Serving next Sunday: Karen Forsyth and Junior Hulen, Elders; Diaconate, Jessica Barnes, Terry Barnes, Paula Delaney and Joann Embree. Junior Hulen, communion preparer. All are welcome to attend Sunday services.

Santa Fe Christian Church

Pastor Kenny Sharp

“It’s Just Age” was the title of Pastor Kenny Sharp’s sermon with scripture text taken primarily from Matthew 19:26 and Philippians 4:13 -with God all things are possible. God used many different people in the Bible regardless of their age. He will use you when He wants to -- no matter how old you are, so just be prepared and listen to His instructions. God is always in charge!! Serving at the Lord’s Table were Wayne Conley, Dane Kendrick, Bill Holmes, Dennis Kendrick, Bill Miller and Charlie Horstmeier. Door greeters for the service were Otis and Jo Reynolds. Dawn Peak gave the children’s sermon on grace and told them the definition of the special word. Grace is a gift from God that we receive new everyday. It’s a gift to us that we have not earned. How exciting! Jessica Chase assisted by Dallas Baker taught the children’s ministry. Prayers were requested for James A Booth, Larry Parrott, the new administration at the Paris schools, Sheena Kendrick as she starts a new job in Columbia and for their move to that area, Holly Ross, Wes Johnson, Phyllis Calvin, Keith Woodhurst, Janet Booth’s niece, Carol Hagen’s mother, John & Dallas Baker as they prepare to move to a new home and continue to try to sell their present home, Jerry Wohlgemuth’s dad, the Olympians, and for everyone during this drought. (Reminder that God does have a plan during this time.) Praises were expressed from Kathy Laird for God’s majesty in the beauty he has made on earth during her travels out west, Tonya Pugh will be having a baby boy, in January and Cassie Olivas will be having a baby in February. Happy Birthday was sung to Ian Chase, Lilly Kendrick, Jill Kendrick and Karen Conley. David Kendrick announced that he will once again be going with Global Compassions on a mission trip in January. Anyone is invited to also go along. The deadline is in September, so please contact David with any questions. Announcements -- We are now collecting school supplies; Friday, Aug. 10 - movie night on the pad; Saturday, Aug. 11 - Joshua 24:13 performing at the Madison Community Center; Sunday, Aug. 19 - Football Sunday inviting all football players at the Paris schools to attend breakfast at 10 a.m., followed by church service at 10:30 a.m.; Sunday, Sept. 2 - promotion Sunday; Friday, Sept. 14 - Casting Crowns at the Oakley-Lindsay Center, in Quincy; Sunday, Sept. 16 - annual church picnic at Huckleberry Hall; Monday, Oct 8 - Women’s salad supper with David Kendrick giving the program on his past mission trips to Haiti. Bible study will be this week at 6:30 p.m. (meal at 6 p.m.). Sunday School is open to everyone every Sunday morning at 9:30 a.m. followed by church service at 10:30 a.m.

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South Fork Presbyterian

Pastor John Grimmett

South Fork Presbyterian church began the Sunday, Aug. 5 services with Patti Grimmett playing “Sweet Hour of Prayer” on the organ followed by Pastor John Grimmett leading in the unison prayer and Debbie Carey leading in song to “Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus”, “What a Friend We Have In Jesus”, “Tell It To Jesus” and “Blest Be the Tie That Binds”. Prayer concerns were for Amanda Grimmett; Rob Day; Becca Rothermich; the Cearley’s; Carey family; James A. Booth; Maxine Adam’s sister-in-law; Terri Gash; and praise for the Holeman’s 33 Anniversary; and announcement that Craig Dawson will be leading services next Sunday and all said the Lord’s Prayer. Pastor John and Patti played guitar and sang “Take Time to Be Holy”. The message, “Hang In There” was based on scripture from Luke 18: 1-8...as the widow was persistent to the judge so should we be persistent with prayer to God every day for all the things we have and need. God will surely answer your prayers. Psalms 42 - People ask where is your God - some things of this world are not fair - the world is ungodly and tries our faith. We have to understand what Jesus is saying. God will do what is right and just in our lives...How many will Jesus find faithful when He comes again? God will do what is right and just for His children - real miracles can be obtained through faith and prayer. Keep praying and never give up - “hang in there” - in this crazy mixed up world - it will prevail... Communion was led by Earl Sweitzer and Martha Hill and offertory was led by Bobby Gash and Kaylee Beckman as Patti played “My Faith Looks Up to Thee” and all sang the “Doxology” Patti played “Our God, Our Help in Ages Past” as all retired in fellowship. Services are held every Sunday at 9 a.m., and all are welcome to come hear the word of the Lord.

Perry Christian Church

Pastor David Todd

The Perry Christian Church worship hour on Sunday, Aug. 5, began with Tristen Johnson and Caytlyn Provancha lighting the candles. Arlen Provancha sang “Fairest Lord Jesus”. Pastor David Todd gave the welcome, Call to Worship and announcements. Our Monday bible study will begin Ecclesiastes. The church board will meet Tuesday at 7 p.m. FTWG will hold their meeting tonight. “I’ll Fly Away” was sung in praise. We received good reports on Lois Friday and Zabette Elam. “Wonderful Grace of Jesus” was the prayer hymn. Our sympathy was for the family of Mary Myers. The response was “Into My Heart”. The pastor had meditation for sharing the Lord’s Supper. “Break Thou the Bread of Life’ was sung. Joyce Coleman and Floyd Seelow served as elders. Deacons were Anthony Elam, Carol Norman, Kennedy Jaspering and Wyatt Lewellen. Arlen sang “Love Lifted Me” for our special music. The children’s moment was given by Jeannie Gay as she showed how you received a clean heart by praying and following Jesus. John 6:24-35 was read by Shirley Levings for the pastor’s sermon on “Desire for Spiritual Nourishment”. Jesus told his people that “I am the Bread of Life; he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth in me shall never thirst”. As the invitation hymn, “Is My Name Written There” was sung, Robert Norman came forward to make the good confession. We were happy to have Robert join our church family. “God Be With You” was the Recessional Hymn.

Madison United Methodist

Rev. Bonnie Sudsberry

Grace United Methodist, Madison, held worship service, Sunday, Aug. 5, which is the 10th Sunday after Pentecost and Holy Communion. Pastor Bonnie Sudsberry gave the message, “Ethics 101,” based on Ephesians 4: 1-16. She also gave the Children’s Little Sermon, “Preach It.” Saturday, Aug. 11, Free Joshua 24:15 Concert at the Community Center 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12, is our Fellowship Dinner 11:45 a.m. Monday, Aug. 13, the Adult Bible Study meets at 6:30 p.m. In August we will complete kits and make new ones for Festival of Sharing

Paris First Baptist Church

Pr. Wesley Hammond

Worship service began with a prelude by Kathy Miller and Floyd Lawson gave the invocation. You are invited to an Undercover Shower, Thursday, Aug. 9, 7-8 p.m. Help fill the umbrellas with new packaged underwear (panties, briefs, undershirts, socks and bras) for school children (ages K-12) of the community. Backpacks are also needed for the Holliday children. Announcements: Wednesday, August 8, 6:15 p.m., prayer meeting; 7 p.m. choir practice; 8:06 p.m., business meeting, no youth program. Saturday, Aug. 11, 9-11 a.m., Our Father’s Closet will be open. Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2:15 p.m., youth pizza and Putt Putt Golf; Saturday, Aug. 18, 8:30-12:30 p.m., Northeast Missouri, Sunday School leadership training at First Baptist Church in Kirksville; meet and leave from Paris Baptist Church at 7 a.m. Message from God’s Holy word, “Life Together; All for One”, from Colossians 1:15-23, was Reverend Wesley Hammond’s sermon. God’s purpose for our life is to have Jesus in “first place”. Our lives are changed through Christ and we humble ourselves before Him. Without Jesus sin can move into our life. Celebration of the Lord’s Supper followed the congregational singing of “Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus”. Prayer was given for the bread and the cup. Deacons serving were John Mitchell, Mac Wilt, Riley Barton, Floyd Lawson, Charles Garnett, George Bright, Jr., Gale Wilkerson, Keith Hillard, Charles Ensor, Elmer Gravot and Lloyd DeOrnellas. Following the Lord’s Supper, Sarah Miller sang a solo, “Be Thou My Vision”. The congregational closing chorus was “His Name Is Wonderful”.

Bethel Baptist Church

Pastor Russell Birge

Good news! Pastor Russell Birge preaches every Sunday morning at 10:45 a.m. at Bethel Baptist Church. Bethel Baptist Church is located eight miles east of Cairo on Highway K and eight miles northwest of Madison on Highway K. Everyone is invited to join our family-friendly church every Sunday. We also enjoy special fellowship with a second Saturday of the month breakfast at 8:45 a.m. and a third Sunday of the month carry-in dinner at the church. Everyone is invited to attend church services every Sunday and to share in our special fellowship times.

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Paris First Christian Church Pastor Donna Scott The Paris First Christian Church held a worship service on Sunday, Aug. 5, with Reverend Donna Scott officiating. Her morning message, “What You See Is What You Get,” about the Bread from Heaven, was based on John 6:24-35. Upcoming announcements include: Wednesday, Aug. 8 - a reminder that there will be no board meeting in August; Sunday, Aug. 19 - Christian Education Committee meeting afer worship with a light lunch provided; Tuesday, Aug. 21 - Millers 1:00 p.m.; and Thursday, Aug. 23 Monroe Manor 10 a.m. Those celebrating a birthday this week are Sally Blackwell, MacKenzie Baker, and Zachary Baker. The Elder’s Helping Hands for August are Charles and Hazel Herron. The church may be contacted by calling (660) 327-4440 or e-mailing fc418@centurytel.net. Pastor Donna Scott may be reached at (660) 327-1355 or (314) 769-4362. The monthly Bible memory verse is: For I am not ashamed of the gospel; it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who has faith. Romans 1:16 (NRSV). The thought for the week from Mother Teresa is: In each of our lives Jesus comes as the Bread of Life – to be eaten, to be consumed by us. This is how He loves us.

Paris United Methodist

Pastor Lin Donnely

Paris United Methodist Church continues to have Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., with worship service at 10:45 a.m., and, a fellowship gathering with snacks at 10:15 a.m., each week. This week Pastor Lin spoke from John: Chapter 6, about Jesus being the Living Bread from Heaven. Liturgist was Lloyd Miller and Jerry Hartel served as acolyte. Ushers were Jerry Peck, Steve Jones and Greg Huffman. The choir anthem of an English Hymn” Lilly of the Valley”, Harold Johannaber, accompanied on the piano. The youth group meets each Wednesday from 6:30-8 p.m., with a Contemporary Worship Service starting at 6:30 p.m. Kody Crider announced that there will be a family mission trip to Joplin Friday and Saturday, Oct. 5 and 6, with registration due Friday, Sept. 21. Staff/Parish Committee will meet Thursday, Aug. 9, at 7 p.m., to write a job description for a part time youth director position to present to the Administrative Council when it meets Wednesday, Aug. 15, at 6:30 p.m. UMW will be helping at the Monroe Manor Birthday Bingo Party on Wednesday, Aug. 15, at 2 p.m. All women are welcome to come and help with the party. Those interested in attending a six week Bible study beginning after school starts, should contact Pastor Lin. Mary Jane Havens attended the Cooperative School of Missions, held on the Central Methodist Collage campus in Fayette, on July 27-29. Studies offered were “Immigration and the Bible”, “Poverty” and “Haiti”. The school will be known as Mission U, beginning in 2013.

Paris Presbyterian Church

Pastor John Grimmett

The Paris Presbyterian Church held worship service Sunday, Aug. 5. This Sunday was Communion Sunday. The ushers for this weeks service were Albert Sinkclear and Jerry Crigler. Patti Grimmett served as the organist. She led us into worship service with, “Prayer.” Pastor John Grimmett led the congregation in a Unison Prayer. The beginning hymn was, “As the Deer.” Next there was a time for passing the peace and greeting one another. Pastor John Grimmett gave the announcements and led the pastoral prayer and The Lord’s Prayer. The special music piece was ,”Take Time to Be Holy.” Pastor John Grimmett delivered the message, “Hang in There.” The message was based on scripture reading from Luke 8: 1-8. The closing hymn was, “What a Friend We Have in Jesus.” The benediction response was, “Blest Be the Tie That Binds.” Patti Grimmett led us out of worship service with, “Jesus Name Above All Names.” The Paris Presbyterian Church will hold worship service next Sunday, Aug. 12. Adult Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m., Children’s Sunday School begins at 10 a.m., followed by worship service at 10:45 a.m. Anyone is welcome to attend.

Faith Walk Ministries

Bishop Harold Long

FaithWalk Sunday Morning Classes begins at 9 a.m.: Topic “Resentment” Faithwalk Ministries Sunday Morning Worship service started at 10:30 am with the choir sining “We Lift Our Hands” lead by Sis Sandra Berry. Elder Helen Fugate lead opening prayer followed by opening scripture coming from the Book of Psalms read by Bro Michael Thompson. FaithWalk Choir sang “I WILL BLESS THE LORD AT ALL TIMES” and “HE’S ABLE”. Seed Planting(offering) was conducted by Minister Kelly Ballenger where he also read the vision and mission statement along with the congregation. Our vision and Mission of FaithWalk is “BUILDING AND SUSTAINING STRONG COMMUNITIES BY BREAKING THE CYCLE OF ADDICTIVE FAILURES!” Bishop Harold Long preached on the text “WHAT IS OUR RELATIONSHIP BASED ON?” Reference scriptures for the text came from Mark 14: 17-22, Proverbs 3:5-6; Psalms 23: 5-6; John 12:4-7; Luke 10:38-42 Sunday was Communion which was conducted by Minister Dewayne Long Service Times: Sunday Morning Worship - 10:30 a.m. Sunday Night Service - 7 p.m. Tuesday night Bible study - 7 p.m. Thursday Night - 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend and experience the majestic flow of God

The Santa Fe Christian Church will be hosting “Football Sunday” for all PHS football players and their families and coaches Sunday morning, Aug 19, at 10 a.m. Donuts and juice will be served in the fellowship hall at 10 a.m., followed by church service at 10:30 a.m. Please contact Tonya Pugh if you have any questions.


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Along Life’s Highways and Byways

RALLS COUNTY

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As you travel along Life’s Highways and Byways there is one road, Highway 154 that will lead you to the bustling little berg of Perry, where there is always something going on. Perry is located only eight miles from Mark Twain Lake and Clarence Cannon Dam. So if you are looking for something to do why not take a little drive this coming week... On Sunday, Aug. 12 Living Water Ministries located in the Perry Christian Academy gym at 1235 Main Street, will be hosting the Redhead Express and the Walker Family at 7 p.m. This is a want to hear and witness Christian singing group. The annual Brush Creek/St. Peters Ice cream social will be held Sunday, Aug. 12, from 4-6 p.m., at the old historic Catholic Church. The church was built in 1862 and was the site of Father Augustus Tolton’s baptism who was the first African-American priest and a candidate for Catholic sainthood. Funds raised will be for the restoration of this important registered National Historic Landmark. Saturday, Aug. 11, Mark Twain Lake will be hosting a Crappie Tournament with registration on Friday, Aug. 10 at Mark Twain Landing at 5 p.m., with a seminar at 6:30 p.m. Weigh In will be at 107 Hwy. boat ramp with guarantees in cash and prizes. Come have some crappie fishin’ fun! Hey kids! There will be a Kids Outdoors Fishing Rodeo with prizes awarded to all for kids 15 and under on Sat., Aug. 11 with registration from 8 - 9 a.m., with fishing and activities beginning at 9 - 11 a.m. to be held at South Fork Resort. This event is being sponsored by Nemo Bait and Fisheries and Hickman’s IGA all of Perry. Don’t forget to bring your pole and bait. Great way for the kids to spend a Saturday. There are some fourteen gift, craft, flea market, antique businesses to visit, where you can find something for everyone in the family. They are all located within a three block area and you can walk to most of them...You can fill an entire day shopping and eating along the way. Visit Perry, Ralls County Museum where you will experience the past history of the area and maybe even locate one of your long lost relatives. See how life was in this lovely little coal mining town years ago. Take a short drive to see the lake, swim, fish or just enjoy the scenery. Visit one of the many camp sites, landings or take a boat ride. We need to continue to pray for rain, as the farmers of the area depend on this for the continued growth of this farming community. Hope to hear from all of you soon, if you have an event you would like published in next weeks issue, just give me a call at 573-4737644 before Friday. Have a great week!

Memorial Garden Tractor Pull, Sept. 8, in Perry The Midwest’s top Garden Tractors pullers will be in action on Saturday night, Sept. 8, at the 10th Annual, Amanda Jaspering Memorial Garden Tractor Pull in Perry. The pull will begin at 5 p.m., at Bill Trower Memorial Park on Main street. The pull is sponsored by the Perry Area Chamber of Commerce. Food and drinks will be available on grounds. This event has become one of the largest garden tractor pulls in Missouri. Holy Cow Mo-

tor Sports Sled will be used. “Full Pull” Magazine will be present preparing a future article. All spectators enter free. Come early, shop and see Historic Perry. Call Jeremy 573-8224907 or Tom 573-231-2634. For more information for this and other events in to around Perry visit www.perrymissouri.com or Perry Facebook site http://www. facebook.com/#!/pages/PerryMissouri/110949815611490

Medicine Care... Continued from front clinic.,” explained the doctor. “Everyone in my office knows the people we serve.” “Some days I do miss delivering babies – each one is a miracle,” said Dr. Crawford. She went on to explain that the Paris Family Medical Clinic is a full range family practice. They do everything, she noted, except deliver babies and do major surgery. The clinic employs a nurse practitioner, an LPN, a medical assistant and three receptionists who also do billing. Renee Tawney and Donna Morgan have been with Dr, Crawford since the beginning of her practice. “We believe in wellness here,” said Dr. Crawford. “In the end it is all about quality of life.” “We are doing a new lab here that is amazing – it looks at cardiac disease and stroke but it also looks at genetics and other factors.,” said Dr. Crawford. “I am taking people that have family histories of stroke and cardiac problems – and the changes are incredible. We are all about wellness and quality of life.” Dr. Crawford discussed the changing face of the medical profession with the upcoming healthcare law going into effect. The profession is changing, the insurance companies are very demanding and I go to as much train-

ing and as many conferences as I can and learn what I can so I can take the best care of my patients as I can. Dr. Crawford will miss the month of September as she is heading to surgery herself for knee replacement. “I am not retiring just having surgery and then will be back to work,” explained Dr. Crawford. When not working she can be found gardening (she loves flowers), decorating, redoing homes, quilting, singing in the church choir and traveling to South Carolina to see her children. Dr. Crawford has two children, and six grandchildren (ages 18 through age one). She is close to her brother George Bright, his wife Cheryl and their family and lists Lois Spencer (her mother’s brother’s wife) as one of her closest relatives. “She is like my other mother,” said Dr. Crawford. “I am proud of this clinic – everyone here has touched the community in so many ways,” noted Dr. Crawford. “People can cry with us – they can pray with us – we care about them.” You can see that pride in the building, the employees and in the eyes of its doctor.

South Fork Fish Fry Saturday, Aug. 18 • noon

Fish Provided Bring covered dish and table service

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“Where’s That Water Safety Message Challenge”

Army Corps of Engineers sponsors message contest The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Mark Twain Lake recently put up a new water safety message with the Wear It emblem on the project grounds. The emblem is utilized by the National Safe Boating Council all over the country to encourage those participating in water recreation activities to always wear a life jacket. The sign the staff put up at Mark Twain Lake is hard to miss. It’s large, colorful and emphasizes for our visitors to always wear their life jacket while boating on

Mark Twain Lake. But where is it at? Not that you need another reason for a trip to Mark Twain Lake, but take this opportunity to drive or boat around the lake area and keep your eyes peeled for this large sign. When you spot it, note its location. Afterwards, stop by the M.W. Boudreaux Memorial Visitor Center through Saturday, Aug. 26 and notify a Ranger as to where it’s located. If you’re one of the first 500 people to let us know where you spotted the sign, your prize will be a water bottle to help you stave off thirst

during this hot, dry weather we’re having. Even though the sign with the water safety message is right out in the open, if for some reason you can’t find it, at least you got a scenic trip to Mark Twain Lake! The M.W. Boudreaux Memorial Visitor Center is open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. daily and is located just south of the Clarence Cannon Dam on Rt. J. For more information, please email marktwaininfo@usace.army.mil or call 573-735-4097.

Postmaster Erma Wilkerson Pike and Ralls County hosts retires after 28 years Pond Management workshop Pike and Ralls County Natural Resources Conservation Service, (NRCS) and Soil and Water Conservation Districts, (SWCD) recently informed 20 area landowners on Pond Management. The workshop held at Frankford Elementary school, was very beneficial this season due to the stress brought on by the lack of rainfall throughout northeast Missouri. When the workshop was planned in March, the lack of moisture was not an issue. Mike Pugh, NRCS, spoke about site selection, Tim Zedailis, NRCS informed landowners of caring for a pond once the pond is established. Mack Ellis, NRCS, gave

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Kiley Cunningham, of Perry, right, is now serving as PSE Clerk, handling all Perry incoming and outgoing mail. Erma Wilkerson, of Paris, left, who has served as the Perry Postmaster for twenty-one years and has worked in the postal service for twenty-eight years retired on Tuesday, July 31. She is looking forward to enjoying reading, walking and possibly traveling. Beverly Fleenor, of Stoutsville, has been in the postal service for fifteen years and has been the existing postmaster for three years in Stoutsville. She will now be serving as the officer in charge in Perry. Photo courtesy of Jere Nelson

Brush Creek Ice Cream Social set for Aug. 12 The annual Brush Creek/St. Peters Ice cream social will be held Sunday, Aug.12, from 4-6 p.m., at the old historic Catholic Church. The church was built in 1862 and was the site of Father Augustus Tolton’s baptism who was the first African-American priest and a candidate for Catholic sainthood.

Funds raised will be for the restoration this important registered National Historic Landmark.

The

one to see:

573-588-4565 Mike Fohey, Agent Shelbina, Mo 63468

Kingdom City 573-642-7486 MARKET SUMMARY Special Cow Sale Aug. 2 Receipts: 702 Hd 72 Pairs: Better Cows 3-6 yrs with baby to 300 lb. calves: $1200.00$1550.00 6-8 yrs with baby to 300 lb. calves: $1100.00-$1300.00 SS & aged with baby to 300 lb. calves: $1000.00-$1200.00 Smaller frame cows & calves: $850.00-$1100.00 444 Bred Cows: Better Cows 3-6 yr. 2nd & 3rd period: $1100.00-$1410.00 3-6 yrs. 1st period: $900.00-$1125.00 SS & aged: $850.00-$1000.00 Smaller frame: $700.00-$900.00 0 Bred Heifers: Absent 7 Breeding Bulls: Better bulls: $1600.00-$2500.00; 101 Slaughter Cows: $78.00-$84.00 High dressing: $68.00-$78.00; Bulk: $60.00-$70.00; Low: $50.00 + down 6 Slaughter Bulls: $91.00-$102.50; Thin: $78.00-$82.00

We appreciate your business, both Buyers and Sellers! Please visit our website www.CallawayLivestock.com

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SPECIALS FOR AUGUST Hi-Point 9MM $140 + Tax • Hi-Point 40S&W $165 + Tax Hi-Point 45Acp $165 + Tax

MEXICO CINEMA Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Witness Protection.......................PG-13 DAILY 2:00 4:30 7:00 9:00

Bourne Legacy.................PG-13 Dark Knight Rises..........PG-13 DAILY 1:45 4:30 7:30

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MOVIE LINE

*While Supplies Last*

573-581-8383

All Kinds of Ammo! Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday 11 a.m. - 4 p.m

Dark Knight Rises (PG-13) {1:20} 4:45 8:15

✓Bourne Legacy (PG-13) {1:10} 4:05 7:00 9:55

✓The Campaign

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{2:15} 4:50 7:30 9:40

{1:50} 4:30 7:15 9:55

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Diary of a Whimpy Kid: Dog Days (PG) {1:40} 4:15 7:00 9:20

Saturday, Aug. 11

KidToons - 10 am, $3 Thomas and Friends Blue Mountain Mystery

8/10 - 8/14

Callaway Livestock Center, Inc. Kingdom City 573-642-7486 Feeder Cattle Sale Every Monday at 12:30 p.m. Slaughter Steers & Heifers Monday 10 a.m. REGULAR FEEDER CATTLE SALE August 6, 2012 Receipts:991 Hd.

COMPUTER AVE - TOP 351 Steers: Medium & Large Frame Hd. 12-300 & Down....................141.00-206.00 49-300-400 lbs......................153.00-177.50 106-400-500 lbs....................150.00-168.00 86-500-600 lbs......................136.00-156.75 49-600-700 lbs......................127.00-137.00 42-700-800 lbs......................125.00-133.75 0-800-900 lbs........................000.00-000.00 346 Heifers: Medium & Large Frame Hd. 9-300 & Down......................134.00-160.00 52-300-400 lbs......................135.00-150.00 81-400-500 lbs......................135.00-151.50 91-500-600 lbs......................124.00-139.00 67-600-700 lbs......................121.00-126.50 36-700-800 lbs......................112.00-119.50 0-800-900 lbs........................000.00-000.00 31 Bred Cows: Better Cows: 1000.00-1200.00; Small,Old Thin: 750.00-910.00 14 Pairs: 1140.00-1320.00; 3 Small Pairs 860.00 223 Slaughter Cows: High Dressing: 78.00-84.25; Bulk: 68.00-78.00; Low: 60.00-65.00; Thin: 55.00 & Down 12 Slaughter Bulls: 93.00-104.25; Thin: 90.00-92.00 All Slaughter Steers & Heifers sold on Monday at 10 a.m. Receipts: 17 Hd.

Aug. 10 - Aug. 16

DAILY 2:00 4:30 7:00 9:00

an over-all account of wildlife management opportunities associated with pond sites. Chris Williamson, MDC, covered Fish Management and Weed Control. Gary Noel, NRCS District Conservationist for both Pike and Ralls counties, covered state cost share and Federal Programs. Following the workshop, Mr. Noel stated, “I felt it was an event needed which enlightened people of the importance of caring for ponds. Many stayed around and asked for more information. I thought it was a very successful workshop. It was a good turnout. I wish more had attended.”

12 Steers: Top: 116.25; Mixed Select: 111.00 (top) 113.00 5 Heifers: Top: 113.25; Mixed Select: 110.00

Toll Free 1-573-522-9244 for 24-hour USDA Market Report recording. We appreciate your business, both buyers and sellers. Please visit our web site at www.callawaylivestock.com

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August 10, 11 & 12

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Area NEWS Monroe County Commission News 8

Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012

MONDAY, July 30, 2012 The Commission met pursuant to adjournment with Mike Minor, Presiding Commissioner and Associate Commissioners Mike Whelan and Glenn E. Turner present and among other proceedings the following orders were had to wit: 1 Commission approved previous minutes. 2. Commission met with Adriana Orsini of the Lake Gazette for a tour of the three recently new

Monroe County Bridges, #36, #37 & #38, built by BRO funds. 3. Commission issued an order pursuant to Section 2909.100 RSMo 2000 to grant preliminary permission for access to Clean Line Energy Partners for utility purposes. 4. Commission met with Road & Bridge Supervisor Jerry Arends for an update on scheduled road work. The Commission does now adjourn.

Collection Center Jefferson City, July 19 – July 25, 2012 Carolyn Kay Anderson – Cole Camp; Speeding (Exceeded by 16-19 mph) $80.50 Cody K. Arends – Holliday; Pursuing/taking/killed/possessed or disposed of wildlife illegally - $24.50 Michael James Bartle – Madison; Speeding (Exceeded by 16-19 mph) $80.50 Blair K. Baucom – Quincy, Ill.; Speeding (Exceeded by 20-25 mph) $155.50 Douglas Joseph Behnen – Troy, Failure to register motor vehicle - $30.50 Thomas M. Caveney – Columbia; Speeding (Exceeded by 16-19 mph) $80.50 George Clinton Chandler – Holliday; Speeding (Exceeded by 16-19 mph) -

$80.50 Mark Edward Crawford – Columbia; Speeding (Exceeded by 16-19 mph) $80.50 Taylor Jordan Curtis – Paris; Seat belt violation - $10.00 Alicia Marie Darby – Troy; Seat belt violation - $10.00 Christene Annette Deatrick – Paris; Failure to register motor vehicle $30.50 Allen Joseph Dickherber – Troy; Seat belt violation - $10.00 Brandon Lee Eagon – Palmyra; Speeding (Exceeded by 16-19 mph) $80.50 Megan Lindsey Hatton – Stoutsville; Speeding (Exceeded by 6-10 mph) $30.50 Kenneth R. Ketchum – Paris; Speeding (Exceeded by 11-15 mph) - $55.50 Kenneth R. Ketchum – Paris; Failure

FRIDAY, Aug. 3, 2012 The Commission met pursuant to adjournment with Mike Minor, Presiding Commissioner and Associate Commissioners Mike Whelan and Glenn E. Turner present and among other proceedings the following orders were had to wit: 1. Commission approved previous minutes. 2. Commission reviewed and signed Erroneous Assessments.

3. Commission met with Blair Joiner to discuss 911 operations. 4. Commission met with Brent Barnhill of E.C.C.H.I.C., Employers Committed to Control Health Insurance Costs, of how their company can control health care costs. 5. Commission inspected work on Monroe Road 360 and Monroe Road 1018. The Commission does now adjourn.

to secure child less than eight years old in child restraint or booster seat $20.50 Robin M. Martin – Paris; Speeding (Exceeded by 20-25 mph) - $155.50 Michele Lea Mason McCall – Holliday; Failure to display plates on motor vehicle - $30.50 Travis Ray McCluney – Madison; Seat belt violation - $10.00 Steven Watson Miller – Knox City; Speeding (Exceeded by 11-15 mph) $55.50 Lance Harlan Million – Columbia; Speeding (Exceeded by 16-19 mph) $80.50 Micheal Andrew Mott – Madison; Speeding (Exceeded by 6-10 mph) $30.50 Adam Ray Nichols – Columbia; Seat belt violation - $10.00 Jimmie Lee Peery – Mexico; Seat belt violation - $10.00 Spencer D. Perrin – Grain Valley; Speeding (Exceeded by 16-19 mph) $80.50 Albert Leonard Prowant – Sturgeon; Speeding (Exceeded by 11-15 mph) $55.50 David Kent Raines – Paris; Speeding (Exceeded by 6-10 mph) - $30.50 Clardy Neal Rosenstengel – Mexico; Seat belt violation - $10.00 Margaret Scheller-Crockwell – Perry; Speeding (Exceeded by 11-15 mph) $55.50 John Henry Schone – Winfield; Seat belt violation - $10.00 Austin Reid Tawney – Paris; Speeding (Exceeded by 11-15 mph) - $55.50 William McTee Vance – Sedalia;

Speeding (Exceeded by 16-19 mph) $80.50 Chad Aaron Walter – Clarence; Seat belt violation - $10.00 Jonas Olaf Weir – Columbia; Speeding (Exceeded by 11-15 mph) - $55.50 Tricia J. White – Paris; Seat belt violation - $10.00 Dylan James Zimmerman – Clarksburg; Speeding (Exceeded by 11-15 mph) - $55.50

Monroe County Circuit Court News

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Waller Reunion held on Saturday, Jul. 29 The Waller Reunion was held on Sunday, July 29, at the Paris Library. A carry in dinner was served at 12:30 p.m. Those attending were: Terry and Carolyn Waller, Pauline Waller , of Cabot, Ark.; Rick and Donna Waller, Katelyn and Sheldon Waller, of Blue Springs; Racheal Marquette, Rodney and Isabella; Cole, Bethany, Shane, Coley, and Adam, of Centralia; Mary Windsor, of Shelbina; Bill and Pat Miller, of Santa Fe; Craig, Erica,

and Alyssa Miller, of Russellville; Nina Hildebrand, of Mexico, Steve Hildebrand, of Middletown; Joe and Suzy Johnston, Ira, Heather, Greta and Darry Patten, of Fulton; Charles and Hazel Heron, Sy and Cheryl Gholson, Tony, Glenda, Brett, Delaney, Brock, and Reid Miller, Phil and Lisa Crump, Del and Anita Musgrove, Earl and Eva Miller, Samantha VanBoening and Julie Ensor, of Paris.


Monroe County Appeal, Paris, Mo. • monroecountyappeal.com

TRUSTEE’S SALE

IN RE: Delmer D Fisher Bonita L Fisher Trustee’s Sale: For default in payment of debt and performance of obligation secured by Deed of Trust executed by Delmer D Fisher Bonita L Fisher dated December 3, 2007 and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of Monroe County, Missouri in Book 326, Page 753 the undersigned Successor Trustee, at the request of the legal holder of said Note will on Wednesday, August 15, 2012 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., (at the specific time of 2:05 PM), at the West Front Door of the Court House, City of Paris, County of Monroe, 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 Monroe County, State of Missouri, to wit: ALL OF LOTS 1, 2 AND 3 IN BLOCK 3 OF BASKETTS [BASKETT’S] SECOND ADDITION TO THE TOWN OF PARIS, MONROE COUNTY, MISSOURI. [THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN BRACKETS HAS BEEN ADDED TO MORE ACCURATELY REFLECT THE LEGAL DESCRIPTION] to satisfy said debt and cost. MILLSAP & SINGER, P.C., Successor Trustee 612 Spirit Drive St. Louis, MO 63005 (636) 537-0110 File No: 115945.081512.287202 FC

NOTICE

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

Monroe County LEGALS

Legal Notices collector is attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Published on: July 19, 26, August 2 and 9,2012 IN THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COURT, MONROE COUNTY, MISSOURI Judge or Division: MICHAEL P WILSON Case Number: 12MN-PR00033 In the Estate of WAYNE WOHLBOLD, Deceased

NOTICE OF LETTERS TESTAMENTARY GRANTED

(Supervised Administration) To All Persons Interested in the Estate of WAYNE WOHLBOLD, Decedent: On 07-20-2012, the last will of the decedent having been admitted to probate, the following individual(s) was(were) appointed personal representative(s) of the estate of WAYNE WOHLBOLD, decedent by the Probate Division of the Circuit Court of Monroe County, Missouri. The name(s), business address(es), and phone number(s) of the personal representative(s) is(are): HELEN LYNNE BURNEY, 12374 MONROE ROAD 624, MEXICO, MO 65265 The personal representative’s attorney’s name, business address and phone number is: RODNEY J. RODENBAUGH, P.O. BOX 446, 423 S. MAIN ST, NEW LONDON, MO 63459 All creditors of said decedent are notified to file 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

Public Notice NOTICE OF TAX CERTIFICATE SALE The following is the publication of the list of lands and lots in Monroe County, Missouri, which are to be offered for sale at the Courthouse door in the City of Paris, Monroe County, Missouri, beginning Monday, August 27, 2012 at 10:00 o’clock A.M. and continuing from day to day until the complete list has been offered for sale by the undersigned collector of Monroe County, Missouri, according to the provisions of Senate Bill Number 94 of the Missouri Sessions Acts of 1933 and the Section Number 9953A of the Missouri Sessions Number 11125 and 11126 of the Missouri Sessions Acts of 1948. Lands and lots offered under “FIRST SALE” will be offered for not less than the stated totals representing the total amount of taxes and costs, including the costs of this sale, due on said lands or lots to and including the year 2011. “Certificate of Purchase” will be issued on “FIRST SALE” and are subject to redemption any time during a one (1) year period in accordance with the unamended provisions of Senate Bill 94 of the Missouri Sessions Act of 1933. According to Missouri State Law #140.250 and #140.405 before a “Collector’s Deed” can be given the purchaser has to provide a “Certified Title Search” to the collector after the one year redemption period has past. Once the purchaser has notified the county collector by affidavit that proper notice has been given, anyone with a publicly recorded deed of trust, mortgage, lease, lien or claim upon the property shall have ninety days to redeem said property or be forever barred from redeeming said property. FIRST SALE - MONDAY, August 27, 2012 Harting, Larry 15-2.0-10-001-019-018.000 Part of the SE ¼ of the NE ¼ Section 10 T 54 N R 10 W of the Fifth Principal Meridian, Described as follows: Beginning at the NE corner of the Lot of ground belonging to the Paris Female Seminary and known as the Female Seminary Lot & runs E with Locust St in said town of Paris, 100’; thence S 326’; thence W 15’; thence S 66’; thence W 85’ to said Seminary Lot; thence N 392’ to the point of beginning. Years Delinquent: 2009, 2010 & 2011 Total Taxes & Costs: $1,151.20

OUT OF

SALE

Harting, Larry 22-4.2-17-004-005-005.000 That tract of land described in Warranty Deed dated August 30, 1872, by Mrs. Polly Wilkerson, Grantor, to Directors of School District No. 2-53-8, Grantee, and recorded in Book 51, Page 428, in Office of Recorder of Deed in Monroe County, Missouri, described as follows: Beginning at the SW corner of Dr. Scott F. Rakliffs and land running S 400’; thence E 120’; thence N 400’; thence W 120’ to place of beginning, containing about one and one-tenth acres. Section 17 T 53 R 8 Years Delinquent: 2009, 2010 & 2011 Total taxes & costs: $273.91

OUT OF

SALE

Ralston, Suzanne & Bailey, Joe 15-2.0-10-004-013-003.000 L 23 Baker Sunnyslope Sub Div #2 Paris Years Delinquent: 2009, 2010 & 2011 Total taxes & costs: $2,752.38 Wilkerson, Rob & Angela 15-2.0-10-001-015-012.000 All except N 30’ of L 1, Locust Place Addition Paris Years Delinquent: 2009, 2010 & 2011 Total taxes & costs: $1,633.61

OUT OF

SALE

I, Anita Dunkle, Collector for the County of Monroe, State of Missouri, do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and correct list of the lands and lots that will be offered for sale as above set forth, as the same appears on the tax records in my office in the Courthouse at Paris, Monroe County, Missouri. Dated this 19th day of July, 2012, at my office in the Courthouse of Monroe County, in the City of Paris, State of Missouri. (signed) Anita Dunkle Collector of Revenue Monroe County, Missouri

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. Date of the decedent’s death: June 10, 2012 Date of first publication: July 26, 2012 Heather D. Wheeler, Circuit Clerk (signed) 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: July 26, August 2, 9 and 16, 2012 IN THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COURT, MONROE COUNTY, MISSOURI Judge or Division: MICHAEL P WILSON Case Number: 12MN-PR00039 In the Estate of NANCY E. STONE, Deceased

NOTICE OF LETTERS TESTAMENTARY GRANTED

(Supervised Administration) To All Persons Interested in the Estate of NANCY E STONE, Decedent: On 07-25-2012, the last will of the decedent having been admitted to probate, the following individual was(were) appointed personal representative of the estate of NANCY E STONE, decedent by the Probate Division of the Circuit Court of Monroe County, Missouri. The name, business address(es), and phone number of the personal representative is: MARY STONE, 406 COOPER, PARIS, MO 65275 The personal representative’s attorney’s name, business address and phone number is: JASON C FLEENOR, 105 W CALDWELL, PARIS, MO 65275, 660-327-5208. All creditors of said decedent are notified to file 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. Date of the decedent’s death: June 8, 2012 Date of first publication: August 2, 2012 Heather D. Wheeler, Circuit Clerk (signed) 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: August 2, 9, 16 and 23, 2012

TRUSTEE’S SALE

IN RE: Jill C. Quade-Hughes and Steven B. Hughes, Wife and Husband Trustee’s Sale: For default in payment of debt

Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012

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Public Notices

and performance of obligation secured by Deed of Trust executed by Jill C. Quade-Hughes and Steven B. Hughes, Wife and Husband dated March 25, 2005 and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of Monroe County, Missouri as Book 312 Page 220 and modified by the Judgment obtained in Case No. 12MN-CV00006 recorded July 23, 2012 as Document No. 20120997 the undersigned Trustee, at the request of the legal holder of said Note will on Wednesday, September 5, 2012 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., (at the specific time of 2:05 PM), at the West Front Door of the Court House, City of Paris, County of Monroe, 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 Monroe County, State of Missouri, to wit: THE SOUTH THREE HUNDRED SIXTY (360) FEET OF THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED TRACT: PART OF THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER (SW 1/4) OF SECTION FOURTEEN (14), TOWNSHIP FIFTY-THREE (53) NORTH, RANGE ELEVEN (11) WEST OF THE FIFTH PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, MONROE COUNTY, MISSOURI, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS, TO-WIT: BEGINNING OF THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER (SW 1/4) OF SAID SECTION FOURTEEN (14), RUNNING THENCE EAST ONE HUNDRED SIXTY-FOUR (164) FEET; THENCE NORTH FIVE HUNDRED SEVENTY-FIVE (575) FEET; THENCE WEST ONE HUNDRED SIXTYFOUR (164) FEET; THENCE SOUTH FIVE HUNDRED SEVENTY-FIVE (575) FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. to satisfy said debt and cost. MILLSAP & SINGER, P.C., Trustee 612 Spirit Drive St. Louis, MO 63005 (636) 537-0110 File No: 70471.090512.289080 FC

NOTICE The Monroe County Nursing Home District will hold a public hearing on their regular meeting Monday, Aug. 20 at 5:30 p.m., for the purpose of setting the tax levy. Monroe Manor, 200 South Street, Paris, MO 65275

TAX RATE HEARING NOTICE A public hearing will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, August 15 at 740 Cleveland Street, Paris, Mo., at which time citizens may be heard on the property tax rates proposed to be set by the Paris R-II School District. The tax rates are set to produce the revenues which the budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2012 shows to be required from the property tax. Each tax rate is determined by dividing the amount of revenue needed by the current assessed valuation. The result is multiplied by 100 so the tax rate will be expressed cents per $100 valuation. CURRENT TAX YEAR ASSESSED VALUATION PRIOR TAX YEAR 2012 (By Categories) 2011 $ 28,735,110 Real Estate $ 29,202,410 $ 8,877,370 Personal Property $ 9,727,507 $ 37,612,480 TOTAL $ 38,929,917

The following Tax Rates are Proposed: Amt. of Property Tax Revenues Budgeted

Fund Incidental Debt Service TOTAL

$ 1,703,153 $ 182,964 $ 1,886,117

New Revenue: New Revenue from Construction and Improvements: Percentage of New Revenue from Reassessment:

Property Tax Rate (per $100) $ 3.4000 $ 0.49 $ 3.8900 -$8,85 $43,836 -0.68%

Board of Education, Paris R-II School District Libby Williams, President, Erin Gruber, Secretary

Thank You A big thank you to everyone for their cards, and good wishes and for attending the reception for our 70th Anniversary. A special thanks to Nina Kay, Todd, Rachel, Mac, Francis and Donna, and Bob and Pegg for hosting the reception - and the many that attended. It was wonderful to see so many friends and family. Thank you, Mac and Catherine (Katy) Donovan

Special thanks to Ron Meyers for purchasing my ham at the Ham and Livestock Sale at the Monroe County Fair. Thank you,

Anna White

Happy Birthday

NOTICE

Happy 18th Birthday

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: August 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2012

Shelby Mae!

Restaurant Now Open!!!

Hours: Monday - Friday 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday 7 a.m. - 9 p.m. 202 N. Main Paris, MO 65275

660-327-JACS


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CLASSIFIEDS

PUBLISHER’S NOTICE

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.

REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE r HAYHURST 23815 Hwy 24 West • Paris, MO www.hayhurstrealestate.com

13090 Hwy 15 – South of Paris, Large home, full partially finished walkout basement on 5 acres. Home includes 5 bedrooms, 3 and ½ bathrooms, large family room. Detached garage. PRICE REDUCED $148,900 6 acres near Mark Twain Lake just off Route J near the Cannon Dam with water and electric $3,250 per acre 604 Cooper Drive, Paris – 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom on main floor, full finished walkout basement with 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom. All newly remodeled. $73,500 652 Dawson St., 3 to 4 bedroom house, 1 bathroom, ranch home on full walkout basement. Newer furnace and central a/c. $58,000.

Mark Twain Lake Area • Farms • Residental • Hunting

660-327-1507(Bus.) 573-473-0776 (Cell) e-mail: john@hayhurstrealestate.com

For Rent

APARTMENT FOR RENT: R&R Apartments, 1006 E. Martin, Perry. 1 2- bedroom, water, sewer, trash, lawn care, snow removal. Call Frank or Shelly (573) 5653392........................................tfn

Real Estate FOR SALE: 3 bedroom and 1½ bathroom, single car garage with large deck at 223 W. Hickory, $20,000. Also available - 2 adjoining level lots on W. Caldwell, $15,000. Fred Vincent, 660-6518153...................................32-1t

Daycare

DAYCARE OPENINGS: In my home in Madison. I have over 28 years experience and can provide excellent references. Accepting ages newborn and up. Reasonable rates Call 660-2914243....................................30-1t

A & J’s Imagination Station, licensed daycare center, has full-time openings for all ages. For more info call 660-327-1184.

POSTED

The land owned or rented by the following are posted against trespassing for the 2012-13 hunting season. The charge is $1.00 per line each week for the season and is to be PAID IN ADVANCE.

Rummage Sale

Jane Miller Farm (6/1/13) Naiah Hogan (10/11/12) Pamela J. Bogle (11/3/12)

FIFTY CENT SALE: Everything is 50¢. Friday, Aug. 10 and Saturday, Aug. 11, 7 a.m. - ?, at Monroe County Farmers Mutual building....................................... 32-1t

Aluminum

Insurance

Cans

50¢ Per Lb.

Whether it be health insurance, medicine supplement, life insurance, Part D or supplemental insurance, let me review your policies.

(In Bags or Boxes Only, Prices Subject to Change) ALSO BUYING *Copper *Brass *Stainless *Lead *Aluminum Grades *Scrap Steel & Cast *Auto Batteries

Fusselman’s Salvage Co. Hwy. 24 West • Moberly 1-800-337-6811

Call Barb Forrest at Forrest and Associates, 660-327-1103.

Now Open

For Sale

Thanks to the Madison - West Monroe Fire Protection District for their timely response to our pasture/hay fire. We appreciate all who helped in any way.

Auction

Earl and Marilynn Gibler Kevin and Marilyn O’Bannon and family

ANNUAL FALL MACHINERY & EQUIPMENT AUCTION, Saturday, Sept. 15, 10 a.m., North of Madison, Mo. on Rt. K. -- Call now for free advertising. Col. James L. Johnston 573-473-4904 or 800-4043400...................................31-6t ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES AUCTION, Saturday, Sept. 8, at the Johnston Auction Center on Hwy. 24, Madison, Mo. Gold & Silver Coins, Antiques, Primitives, Glassware, Furniture, Etc. -- Call now to sell your items. Col. James L. Johnston 800-404-3400 or 573-4734904...................................31-5t

660-291-5921 • 800-404-3400

Help Wanted DRIVERS: Regional CDL-A Drivers Needed Clean MVR & 2yrs Experience required. No Touch, No Hazmat, Home Weekends. Morrison Trucking: 800-3437207....................................32-2t

GARAGE/MOVING SALE: Red and Carol Auderer, 13202 Highway 15, Paris • Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 18, 19 - 573999-0158. Miscellaneous items, tools, household items and much more.................................. 32-1t

Yard Sale YARD SALE: 300 W. Caldwell. Wednesday through Saturday, Aug. 8-11, rain will cancel a day but not the rest................... 32-1t

Thank You Expressing true appreciation and genuine thanks to Greg, Laura, Alex, Marlena and Carlee Long; and Rick and Sara James for a great “retirement bash!”

8/6/2012

Thank you Ralph and Lucille Ostman for buying my ham at the Ham and Livestock Sale at the Monroe County Fair. Thank you,

Lydia Treat

Help Wanted HELP WANTED Monroe Manor Nursing Home is looking for hard working, dependable, long term employees. If interested in working with a team of professional healthcare providers, Monroe Manor is interested in you! We currently have the following position available:

Office Administrative Assistant Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Applicant must possess computer skills and have ability to multi-task. Duties include Accounting, Accounts Payable, Human resources and general office duties. Employee benefits include: Insurance, Sick Pay, Vacation, Personal Days, 457 Retirement Program

Apply at Monroe Manor 200 South Street, Paris, MO 65275 • 660-327-4125

IS RECRUITING... Personal Care Aides and CDS Attendants • We Meet or Exceed Existing Wage • We Honor Industry Experience with up to Two Weeks PTO Earned at 90 Days Employment • Paid Vacation/Paid Holidays • Health, Dental, Vision Insurance • Annual Raise Apply in person or call: 403 E. Northtown Road, Kirksville, MO 63501 (800) 430-2975 • Fax: (660) 627-1127 EOE/AA

USDA – Monroe County Farm Service Agency has a vacancy for a full-time permanent position. The open period is from Wednesday August 1, 2012 to Wednesday August 15, 2012. Grade potential will be based on education, work experience, agricultural knowledge, and background. The vacancy announcement and application may be viewed at www.usajobs.gov. USDA-FSA is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer.

573-473-7644

Kathleen Duncan

Donald K. Johnson

Garage Sale

Now Open!

Additional thanks to family and friends for great food, fun, cards, gifts and fellowship for a memorable occasion!

I would like to thank my family, friends, neighbors, and church family for all the support I received when I had surgery. A special thank you to all health care professionals, the Monroe County Cancer Supporters and to area churches that included me in their prayers. All calls, visits, prayers and support was greatly appreciated.

Auctioneer, Realtor, Appraiser Hwy. 24, Madison, MO

BASEMENT THRIFT CLOTHING Christmas • Books • Clothing Toys • Glassware and more 502 Main • Perry, Mo. •

Thank you! Thank you!

COL. JAMES L. JOHNSTON

Open: Thursday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday Noon - 5 p.m. Amish Jams • Jellies • Honey Lawn & Garden Decor Candles • Furniture

Thank You

FOR SALE: Small 3 bedroom house with 5 acres in Santa Fe reasonably priced. 573-4732205...................................31-2t FOR SALE: Very nice regulation Brunswick Pool Table. 573-4732428...................................32-1t

Services

the Garden of Angels

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Questions about this job:

Tony Francis, CED Phone: (660) 327-4137 Email: tony.francis@mo.usda.gov

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Company paid pre-employment drug screen/physical required. EOE

CALL: (573)581-5832 or (636)281-2062


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PARIS R-II SCHOOL DISTRICT • REGISTRATION INFORMATION 2012-2013 SCHOOL YEAR

PARIS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL - 725 CLEVELAND - 660-327-5116 & 5117 ELEMENTARY OPEN HOUSE: Monday, August 14, from 5-7 p.m.

Opening Day of School - Thursday, August 16 Paris R-II School District 25686 Business Hwy 24 • 660-327-4111 • 660-327-4112

P a r i s

M a d i s o n

Middle Grove C-1

R I I

C 3

August 2012

Special Back To School Section

Holliday C-2

ENTRANCE AGE: Children attaining age five (5) before the first day of August 2012 shall be admitted to Kindergarten. A BIRTH CERTIFICATE ISSUED BY THE STATE MUST BE PRESENTED AS EVIDENCE OF AGE. IMMUNIZATION: Missouri Revised Statute, Section 167.181 requires that all children entering school present statements of immunization against Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Polio, Rubella, Mumps and Hepatitis B. All students must have completed or have started immunization prior to the opening of school and satisfactory evidence of immunization must be provided at the time of registration. All Missouri Public Schools are charged with strict compliance of this statute. STUDENTS WILL NOT BE ADMITTED TO CLASSES WITHOUT SATISFACTORY EVIDENCE OF IMMUNIZATION. RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT: To register a transfer student, the parent/legal guardian/student must provide proof of Residency or a Waiver of Proof of Residency. A Proof of Residency Waiver may only be granted on the basis of hardship or good cause. Parents/guardians must provide documentation verifying district residence by showing a deed to home, escrow papers, a current rent receipt, most recent utility bill, deposit receipt for gas/electric/phone service start-up, copy of bill mailed by postal service to the address, other verification of current residency, or proof that a Proof of Residency Waiver has been requested. STATEMENT OF PRIOR SUSPENSION. EXPULSION OR CRIMINAL OFFENSE: The Board of Education requires the parent, guardian, or other person having control or charge of a school age child to provide upon enrollment, a signed statement indicating whether or not the student has been suspended/ expelled from a school in this state or any other state for an offense in violation of Board policies. No transfer student may enroll in a school in the district during a suspension or expulsion from another district if it was determined upon attempt to enroll that the student’s conduct would have resulted in a suspension or expulsion in this district. The parent, guardian or student may request a conference with the superintendent or designee to consider if the conduct of the student would have resulted in a suspension or expulsion in this district. ADMISSION RESTRICTION: In accordance with RSMo 167.171, no student may be readmitted or enrolled in the school district who has been convicted or charged with an act which if committed by an adult would be one of the following: (a) First degree murder under RSMo 565.020; (b) Second degree murder under RSMo 565.021; (c) First degree assault under RSMo 565.050; (d) Forcible rape under RSMo 566.030; (e) Forcible sodomy under RSMo 566.060; (D Robbery in the first degree under RSMo 569.020; (g) Distribution of drugs to a minor under RSMo 195.212; (h) Arson in the first degree under RSMo 569.040; (i) Kidnapping when classified as a class A felony under RSMo 565.110. TRANSPORTATION All students residing over one (1) mile from their attendance center will be provided transportation. The district encourages students to use the transportation system. Students desiring specific transportation should call the Director of Transportation (660-327-5631).


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Dear Parents and Students... Paris Superintendent Chris Johnson

Summer break is coming to an end, the days are getting shorter, school will soon be back in session, and the Paris R-II School District’s administration, faculty, and staff are welcoming the students back to class. The Elementary faculty and staff will welcome students and parents back to school with an open house on Tuesday, August 14 from 5-7 p.m. Also, Jr. High and High School will have open house on Tuesday, Aug. 14, at 6 p.m. The regular school day for Elementary students will be on Thursday, Aug.16, with classes beginning at 8 a.m.; breakfast will be served at 7:40 a.m. Classes will begin at 7:55 a.m. for Jr. High and High School students, with breakfast being served at 7:40 a.m. The regular school day ends at 3:05 p.m. for Elementary students and at 3:09 p.m. for Jr. High and High School students. As in the past, Paris School District will be focusing on academic excellence and attendance this coming year. Please check your student’s handbook for any changes in procedures and for other important information. Also, please keep in mind there have been some changes in the teaching and administrative staff, therefore, at times they may not be familiar with the usual routines. We appreciate your patience as we work through the first few weeks of school. As always, the safety of our students is very important. We ask that parents who wish to pick their children up at the elementary school, do so after the buses have left the loading area. Please call or come by the office of your child’s building if you should have any questions, need clarification, or have any concerns. As we all work together, we will make this a great and successful school year for the students, parents, and faculty of Paris Schools. Sincerely,

Chris Johnson

PUBLIC RELEASE

Elementary

August  2,  2012     See LetterDA Belowannounced   todayits   announced it’s revised free and reduced price for school children Paris  R-­‐II   School   istrict   revised  free   and  reduced   price   policy   for  policy school   children   unable   (Local Education to  pay  the   full   price  oAgency) f  meals  served  in  schools  under  the  National  School  Lunch  Program  and  the  S chool   unablePto pay the full price of meals served in schools under the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Breakfast   rogram.   Program.   Local  education  officials  have  adopted  the  following  family-­‐size  income  criteria  for  determining   eligibility:   Local education officials have adopted the following family-size income criteria for determining eligibility:    

Household Household   Size  Size   1 1   2 2   3 3   4 4   5 5   6 6   7 7   8 8   addl. Each  Each add’l   member member  

Maximum HouseholdIncome   Income Maximum   Household   Eligible Free Eligible   for  for Free   MMeals eals   Annually Monthly   Monthly Weekly Annually   Weekly   $14,079 $1,174 $271 $14,521     $1,211   $280   18,941 1,579 365 19,669   1,640   379   23,803 1,984 458 24,817   2,069   478   28,665 2,389 552 29,965   2,498   577   33,527 2,794 645 35,113   2,927   676   38,389 3,200 739 40,261   3,356   775   43,251 3,605 832 45,409   3,785   874   48,113 4,010 926 50,557   4,214   973     +4,862 +5,148  

Children from families whose current income is at

    or

 

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below those shown are eligible for free or reduced price meals.

Children  from  families  whose  current  income  is  at  or  below  those  shown  are  eligible  for  free  or  reduced   Applications are available at the principal's office in each school. To apply, fill out a Free and Reduced Price School Meals price  meals.    Applications  are  available  at  the  school  office.    To  apply,  fill  out  a  Free  and  Reduced  Price   Family Application and return it to the school. The information provided on the application is confidential and will be used School  Meals  Family  Application  and  return  it  to  the  school.    The  information  provided  on  the   only for the of determining eligibility. Applications may beof   submitted any time during  the school year. A complete application   is  cpurpose onfidential   and  will  be   used  only   for  the  purpose   determining   eligibility.   Applications   application is required as adcondition ofschool   eligibility. A  complete application includes: (1) household income from may   be  submitted   any  time   uring  the   year.   A  complete   application   is  required   as  a  condition   of   all sources or Food Stamp/Temporary Assistance case number, (2) names of all household (3) the signature and social eligibility.    A  complete  application   includes:   (1)  household   income   from  all  smembers, ources  or  and Food   security number A ofssistance   adult household member(2)   signing theoapplication. School officials a may current income at any time Stamp/Temporary   case  number,   names   f  all  household   members,   nd  (verify 3)  the   signature   the dschool and  during last  four   igits  oyear. f  social  security  number    or  indication  of  no  social  security  number  of  adult   household  member  signing  the  application.    School  officials  may  verify  current  income  at  any  time   during  the  school  year.   Foster children may be eligible regardless of the income of the household with whom they reside. A foster child is considered  

a family of one and only personal use income is counted to determine eligibility.

Foster  children  may  be  eligible  regardless  of  the  income  of  the  household  with  whom  they  reside.        

a family member becomesunemployed   unemployed o orr  if size changes, the family should contact the school to file a new If  a  fIfamily   member   becomes   if  family family   size   changes,   the   family   should   contact   the  school   application. Such changes may make the children the family eligible these benefits. to  file   a  new  application.    Such   changes   may   make  tof he   children   of  the  for family   eligible   for  these  benefits.         Under provisions theppolicy, the B ___See B Below_______ willareview the applications and determine Under   the  the provisions   of  of the   olicy,  the   uilding  Letter Principal   will  review  the   pplications   and  determine   of o Determining Official) eligibility.    If  a  parent  is  dissatisfied  with  the  r(Title uling   f  the  determining   official,  they  may  wish  to  discuss   Ifith   a parent is dissatisfied ruling of the official, he to  rdiscuss the decision with the determining the  eligibility. decision  w the  hearing   official  with on  athe n  informal   basis   or  he   mmay ay  mwish ake  a equest  e ither   orally   o r  in   writing   to  on the   Superintendent,   hris   Johnson.     official an informal basis or Che may make a  request either orally or in writing to the See Letter C Below__ whose (Title of Hearing Official)   address is

See Letter D Below for a hearing to appeal the decision.

Letter A (insert your school district on line A) - Paris R-II School District; Madison C-3 School District; Holliday C-2 School District; or Middle Grove C-1 School District Letter B (insert your school’s appropriate official on line B) - Paris, Building Principal; Madison, Superintendent; Holliday, the Bookkeeper; or Middle Grove, Linda Lute. Letter C (insert your school’s hearing official on line C) - Paris, Superintendent; Madison, School Board President; Holliday, Administrator; or Middle Grove, Board Member. Letter D (insert your school’s appropriate address on line D) - Paris, 740 Cleveland St., Paris, MO 65275; Madison, 309 Thomas, Madison MO 65263; Holliday, 201 Curtright St, Holliday, MO 65258-7038; or Middle Grove, 11476 Rte M, Madison, MO 65263-9716. Meagan Brown, left, goes over her registration paperwork with Title Teacher Brandy Forsyth. Forsyth, the PTSA liason, noted that 134 elementary students received free school supplies thanks to the efforts of the Paris PTSA and its community partners. APPEAL PHOTO

Crop Production Services Lonnie Wolfe, Mgr. 26411 Monroe Rd. 720 Paris, MO 65275 660-327-5181 Toll Free 877-327-3500

Paris R-II Elementary Principal

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Paris 660-327-5121

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Maximum H Household Income Maximum   ousehold   Income   Eligiblefor   for R Reduced Price Meals Eligible   educed   Price   Meals   Annually Monthly Weekly Annually   Monthly   Weekly   $20,036   $1,670 $386 $20,665   $1,723   $398   26,955 2,247 519 27,991   2,333   539   33,874 2,823 652 35,317   2,944   680   40,793 3,400 785 42,643   3,554   821   47,712 3,976 918 49,969   4,165   961   54,631 4,553 1,051 57,295   4,775   1,102   61,550 5,130 1,184 64,621   5,386   1,243   68,469 5,706 1,317 71,947   5,996   1,384         +6,919 +577 +134 +7,326   +611   +141  

In accordance with Federal law and U.S Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex age or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-6410, or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TTY). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Wendi Wood

Paris Veterinary Clinic

DATE _______August 2009___________ August 6, 9, 2012

PUBLIC RELEASE

Hearing procedures are outlined in the policy. A complete copy of the policy is on file in each school and in the central office where any interested party may review it.

Superintendent, Paris R-II

Dear Paris Community, I am very excited that a new school year is almost ready to begin! There have been a few additions to our building: Hanna Snider in kindergarten, Kim Skinner in first grade, Pearse Hutson as our vocal music and band instructor and Shannon Fox as the 6th grade special education teacher. The rest of the faculty is returning from last year, but may be in a different position. Open House is Tuesday, Aug. 14 from 5-7 p.m., and our first day of school is Thursday, Aug. 16. I look forward to meeting everyone. I can’t wait to spend the school year with your children! Please contact us if you have any questions. Sincerely,

Monroe County Appeal, Paris, Mo. • monroecountyappeal.com

Good luck students!

Russ Thomas

The Paris National Bank Paris, Mo. Member FDIC

Best wishes to the Paris Students!

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Kendrick Insurance Co.

Good luck students in 2012-13!

MONROE MANOR 200 South Street - Paris 660-327-4125

Good Luck Students!

620 S. Main Paris, MO 65275 660-327-4700

Paris • 660-327-4147 Madison • 660-291-5795

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Cummins Recovery & Towing • Tires • Repairs Accessories • Oil Changes State Inspection

Students: have a safe 2012-13 School Year! 202 N. Main Paris, Mo. 660-327-JACS

Paris Family Medical Clinic

Dr. Mary J. Crawford GOOD LUCK Students!

Good Luck Students!

102 E. Marion St. Paris, MO 65275 660-327-4911

Valentine’s Day BEST OF LUCK, STUDENTS!

Have a fun and safe year!

from the Mayor, City Superintendent City Council, and Employees of the

DAVID YOUNG 200 E. Madison St., Paris 660-327-1385

CITY OF PARIS

Monroe County Commissioners

Mike Whelan Mike Minor Glenn E. Turner Eastern Presiding Western

Have a successful year Paris R-II Students!

Good luck to all Paris students!

Mary Lynn Powell Monroe County Treasurer

Gift Ideas

and

Jason Dodge, Pharm.D.

223 North Main Street • Paris, Missouri • 660.327.4514

Russell Stover Chocolates Northeast Region South Fork Candle Co. Candles Medical Equipment, LLC

Students: have a safe 2012-13 School Year! Jason Dodge, Pharm.D.

The Southern Belle Bar and Grill

220 N. Main • Paris, Mo. 660-327-4305

223 North Main Street • Paris, Missouri • 660.327.4514

GREAT CENTRAL LUMBER CO. 103 S. Madison St. Perry, Mo. 573-565-2242

Good luck to all area students!

Miller Resident Care Have a great year students!

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Madison C-3 School District - First Day of School, Wednesday, Aug. 22

District Principal

Welcome to a great 2012-13 school year! While many of us have enjoyed a summer vacation, the Madison C-3 custodial and maintenance staff has been working to prepare the building and classrooms for the new school year. As the summer winds down, many households are gearing up for that new year. Teachers, bus drivers, cooks, and secretaries are getting ready for students to begin arriving soon. For students, a new year always brings about changes, such as a new schedule with different teachers and classrooms, new school supplies, and maybe even new clothes. The beginning of the school year also provides a fresh start and an opportunity for students, teachers, and parents to reflect upon personal goals and expectations. As we meet the challenges of the new school year, consider setting a vision of what you want to become in the future. Set goals for yourself and work to achieve those goals. Working interdependently to meet our goals and striving for excellence will help us all have a great year. Madison C-3 School District is moving into its second year of Positive Behavior Support (PBS). What that means is, after this past year of gathering data and design-

ing the program to fit the needs of Madison, the PBS Team will now help the staff to implement the plan. The purpose of Madison C-3 School’s K-12 Positive Behavior Support discipline plan is to provide a positive, safe environment where every student can achieve their maximum potential – academically and socially. We look forward to recognizing positive behavior throughout the school year. Also new this year is School-wide Title for our elementary school. In the past our Title program only allowed those teachers to work with specific students. School-wide Title will allow the Title teachers to work actively with the teachers and ALL students in the elementary classrooms. This extra resource along with the help of the parents and students will help share the responsibility for improved student academic achievement. The true benchmark of a successful school is the success of the people in it… and Madison C-3 has some great people! I look forward to another successful year working with the Madison staff, parents, community, and especially the students. With Panther Pride,

First Day of School Wednesday, Aug. 22 (full day)

Madison C-3 School Directory Madison C-3 School 309 Thomas Street Madison, Mo. 65263-1037 Email: Superitendent: fweibling@madison.k12.mo.us Principal: tvessar@madison.k12.mo.us Superintendent’s Phone: 660-291-5115 • Fax: 660-291-5006 High School and Elementary Phone: 660-291-4515 Superintendent: Fred L. Weibling Principal: Trisch Vessar Counselor: Jessica David Website: www.madison.k12.mo.us

Back to School Celebration Monday, Aug. 20 All Students Pre-K thru 12th Come Meet Your Teachers! Madison C-3 will begin with a Welcome Back Celebration at 5 p.m., in gym. Following the celebration, students and parents are invited to visit the classrooms, meet the teachers, and drop off school supplies.

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Back-to-School at Holliday C-2 School

Classes will begin at 8 a.m., on Wednesday, Aug. 22, for students at the Holliday C-2 School. Students may enter the school by 7:30 a.m., but no earlier. The District anticipates about 62 students in the elementary. The School Board members of the Holliday C-2 School are: David Pence, President, Mendy Blades, Vice-President, Megan Day, Secretary, Heather Hayes, Treasurer, Andrew Williams, member, Sarah Callison, member and Edith Ensor, member. Carol Hall is the Superintendent/ Principal and the bookkeeper is Julie Ensor. There are no new faculty members this year. The returning faculty includes: Debbie Mann as the Kindergarten and First Grade teacher, Beth Turner as 2-3rd grade teacher, Cristy Jones as 4-5th grade teacher, Tim Schoonover as 6-7-8th grade Math and Science teacher, Susan Havens as 6-7-8th grade Reading, Social Studies, and Exploratory classes. Chandra Huffman teaches Art K-8 and Debbie Hackman teaches PE and Health K-8. Rita Thompson is the half-time Title I teacher. Todd Richman is returning as the music teacher for one day each week. Trisa Redington teaches English for 6-7-8th grades, Special Education, and Counseling for K-8. Pam Reinhard and Ann Jones are aids for Title I. Dawn Phillips is the Technology Coordinator and Library Aid. Carol Hall is the librarian. Steve Miller and Jerry Fleenor are bus drivers. Nancy Day and Jerry Fleenor are custodians. Brenda Coffman is the head cook and Nancy Day is also a cook. The school calendar this year continues to have 11 days less in an effort to save money and to provide a later starting date and earlier ending date. The first day off will be Labor Day on Sept. 3. The 8th Grade Graduation will be May 7, and the last day of school will be May 9. There will be a Back-to-School night for students to pick up their own school supplies and get a free haircut on Monday, Aug. 20. Open

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All responsible public agencies are required to locate, evaluate, and identify children with disabilities who are under the jurisdiction of the agency, regardless of the severity of the disability, including children attending private schools, highly mobile children, such as migrant and homeless children, and children who are suspected of having a disability and in need of special education even though they are advancing from grade to grade. The <public agency> assures that it will provide a free, appropriate public education (FAPE) to all eligible children with disabilities between the ages of 3 and 21 under its jurisdiction. Disabilities include autism, deaf/blindness, emotional disorders, hearing impairment and deafness, mental retardation, multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairment, other health impairments, specific learning disabilities, speech or language impairment, traumatic brain injury, visual impairment/ blindness and young child with a developmental delay. The <public agency> assures that it will provide information and referral services necessary to assist the State in the implementation of early intervention services for infants and toddlers eligible for the Missouri First Steps program.

House, Parent Night, and Awards Night will be Sept. 27, from 6-8 p.m. Classrooms may be viewed throughout the building. Teachers will be available for discussion. Each classroom will provide a program featuring the new changes in the classrooms and the additional push to read more that is prevalent throughout the district will be provided for the parents, and MAP and SAT testing awards will be provided to the students. The food service will be undergoing a number of changes this year as the new food guidelines will be put into place. The district will provide Offer versus Serve this year which allows for the district to ask each child if they want each of the five food components, grains, milk, meat or meat alternative, fruit and vegetable. The students may refuse two of these components as long as one of the fruits or vegetables are chosen. To allow children to make these choices, the schedule for lunch has been expanded by 15 minutes. These new guidelines are part of the USDA program from the Federal Government that helps to offset the price of school lunches. The number of grains provided to students is limited for the first time this year and students will see that cookies and cakes will be available less to meet this guideline. More fruits and vegetables are required to be offered to students. Last year, the food service department was in the red by $16,000 and a number of steps are being put into place to curb this tremendous loss. Breakfast menus have changed to offer fruit in the morning part time instead of juice.

Breakfast and lunch menus will be more streamlined and have a theme for each day. Seconds will not be given out to children but kept to use later. Children should feel that they have some choice in what they are eating and it is hoped that some of the food waste will be saved. It will be everyone’s, teachers’ and parents’ responsibility to help the students make good food choices as they learn to eat a balanced meal. There have been a number of maintenance item changes made in the building over the summer. All the carpets have been cleaned, repairs to the ramp to the modular have been made, and painting completed and new bulletin boards have been put up. In an effort to save money this year the Student and Parent Handbook is posted on-line and will not be copied and sent home any longer. The free and reduced lunch policy is available upon request. Anyone can sign up for the program, the office will notify you if you qualify or not. There are a number of important documents sent home on the first day and should be filled out and returned as soon as possible. Bus drivers will be contacting students on their routes with estimated times for pick up and drop off. Anyone having a question about bus routes should call the school office. School begins on Wednesday, Aug. 22 at 8 a.m., with breakfast offered at 7:30 a.m. Come ready to learn!

The <public agency> assures that personally identifiable information collected, used, or maintained by the agency for the purposes of identification, evaluation, placement or provision of FAPE of children with disabilities may be inspected and/or reviewed by their parents/guardians. Parents/guardians may request amendment to the educational record if the parent/guardian believes the record is inaccurate, misleading, or violates the privacy or other rights of their child. Parents have the right to file complaints with the U.S. Department of Education or the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education concerning alleged failures by the district to meet the requirements of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). The <public agency> has developed a Local Compliance Plan for the implementation of State Regulations for the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). This plan contains the agency’s policies and procedures regarding storage, disclosure to third parties, retention and destruction of personally identifiable information and the agency’s assurances that services are provided in compliance with the General Education Provision Act (GEPA). This plan may be reviewed <insert location and times/days available for review>. This notice will be provided in native languages as appropriate. Notes (find your correct school): <public agency> refers to the following: Paris R-II School District; Madison C-3 School District; Holliday C-2 School District; and Middle Grove C-1 School District. <insert location and times/days available for review> refers to the following: Paris R-II - Superintendent’s Office, 740 Cleveland Street, Paris, MO 65275, 8am-4pm, Monday-Friday Madison C-3 - District Office, 309 Thomas, Madison MO 65263, 8-3pm, Monday-Friday Holliday C-2 - District Office, 201 Curtright Street, Holliday, MO 65258, 8am-3pm, Monday-Friday Middle Grove C-1 - District Office, 11476 Rte M, Madison, MO 65263, 8am-3pm, Monday-Friday.

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New USDA food standards force school food service providers to be creative in providing lunch to students

Students in Monroe and every county in Missouri and across the nation will see a change in what is being served in their local school cafeterias this year due to new mandates by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. OPAA Food Service Manager Dawn Peak noted that the changes have caused them to have to revamp the way they do meal planning for the district. Peak said that under the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, schools are now being required to serve larger portions of fruits and vegetables, while putting a maximum limit on the amount of protein and grains that can be

served per week. It was explained that with the increase of the amount of fruits and vegetables, the USDA is now saying that students have to take at least half a cup for it to be considered a reimbursable meal. School districts have to serve more fruits and vegetables, but that they have to take it – that’s a new requirement. Not only has the USDA specified how much vegetables students will be required to take, schools now have weekly requirements for the type of vegetables they need to serve in various categories per week. Categories include dark

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green, red/orange, and starchy vegetables as well as beans/peas and vegetables that fall into the other category such as artichokes, asparagus, avocado, cauliflower, celery, mushrooms, beets and cucumbers. The new regulations identify five meal components - Meat/Meat Alternates (meat alternates include cheese and certain high-protein vegetables), Grains, Fruits, Vegetables, and Milk. Highlights of changes to your lunch program: • Self-service of both fruits and vegetables. Students can choose fruits and vegetables that they want and enjoy the foods they choose. The regulations require that at least ½ cup of either a fruit or vegetable is selected each day. • Fruit – A variety of fruit choices will be offered daily. • Vegetables – Increased variety of vegetables, including subgroups of dark green, red/orange, beans/ peas, starchy vegetables & other vegetables will be offered. • Meat/Meat Alternate – New daily minimums and weekly minimums and maximums have been established. • Whole Grains – At least half of the grains offered will be whole grain rich. Starting school year 2014-15, all grains offered will be

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whole grain rich. • Milk –Unflavored milk can be either 1% low-fat or fat-free. All flavored milk must be fat-free. One example of the changes notes that last year districts were serving 3 ounces of meat and 1 ounce of cheese on their sub sandwiches, now that same sandwich would have to have 1 ½ ounces of meat and ½ ounce of cheese under the new requirements. Standards used to require to serve 4 ounces of protein per meal, and then dropped to 3 ounces of protein and now it is down to 2 ounces. For K-8 grades, the protein limit has been set to 1 ounce of protein per meal. “I’m hoping that the families understand that a lot of this is no longer in our hands,” said Peak. “These are not OPAA changes but are required by the USDA.” Regulations have also been established for calories, fat, trans fat

and sodium. The reduction in calories will effectively eliminate our flexibility to offer baked desserts, however; Opaa! will continue to offer our freshly baked whole grain rich breads and hot rolls. Sodium targets will be more gradual, phasing in over a 10-year period of time. OPAA hopes to make these new mandates as adaptable for their students as possible while implementing new recipes that will not only taste good but meet the standards for the USDA. It was noted if schools meet the requirements and go through the

certification process in October, they have the opportunity to receive 6 cents more per meal. Peak said she hopes to make sure they can meet the requirements, while remaining financially successful and taking care of the most important thing — her students. While there are also new regulations for breakfast, they are not yet required to follow the standards. According to food service directors across the nation – this is a huge change. It is the biggest change that has been made in 10 years.


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Perry Christian Academy begins its 9th year Perry Christian Academy will open for it’s ninth year on Monday, Aug. 20, with a full day of school scheduled beginning at 8:20 a.m., and dismissing at 3 p.m. Students riding the bus will be contacted with their pick up time. Meet Your Teacher Night will be

held on Friday, August 17, from 5- 7 p.m. Students and their families are encouraged to bring their school supplies, visit their classroom, and meet their teacher. Ice cream will be served during the evening as well. PCA serves students from pre-

school through 12th grade. The staff for the 2012-2013 school year includes Mrs. Beth Burch, principal; Mrs. Kristy Yancey, office manager; and teachers Mrs. Jamie Woodhurst, Mrs. Lori Prior, Mrs. Melissa Harley, Ms. Elise Burch, Ms. Alida Gower

and Mrs. Heather Clark. Teacher’s aides will be Mrs. Lois Olivas and Mrs. Brenna Duncan. Jim Anderson will serve as archery and basketball coach along with Mrs. Kris Yancey who will also be coaching basketball. Ms. Vaneda Orth will be the custodian.

Maybe you started out with healthy goals at dinnertime: some steamed vegetables with your lasagna, a heaping bowl of greens from the salad bar. But as you headed to a table, the fries caught your eye. Then you decided you’d better hit the desserts now, because who knows what will be left when you’re done with dinner? Sound familiar? You’re away at college, and your parents are no longer looking over your shoulder to make sure you eat your vegetables. This and many other new freedoms might feel great. But they may not be good news for your body. While many students stock up on fruits and vegetables in the dining hall, others fill their trays with things they like without paying much attention to what their bodies need. Even people with the best intentions can sometimes find it difficult to resist the less-healthy options. Your waistline’s not the only thing at stake. The foods you choose affect your energy, concentration, and memory, because your body and brain need the right nutrition to function properly. So before you reach for a soda or another slice of pizza, remember that smart choices from the different food groups will help you feel your best. What Does Your Body Need? Nutritional requirements vary from person to person, depending on age,

sex, size, level of activity, and other factors. For specific recommendations suited to your needs, talk to a doctor, registered dietitian, or your student health office or nutritional counselor at your university. Nutrition experts recommend a balanced diet that includes: • whole grains • vegetables • fruit • lean meats, fish and other healthy sources of protein • low-fat or nonfat dairy Watch out for snack foods that tend to be high in sugar, fats, and calories. They should only play a small role in your overall diet. Overcoming Common Dining Hall Mistakes Even the most attentive diners can still make mistakes while filling their plates. For the best results at mealtime, follow a few simple guidelines: Take the right approach to food. Don’t feel guilty if you have a cheeseburger and French fries or a piece of cake. Instead of thinking of foods as “bad” or “good,” most experts say moderation is the key. Just pay attention to the size of the portions you take and how often you eat that food. Try not to get caught up in counting every calorie. It’s more important to concentrate on getting the nutrients you need by eating a wide variety of food and

including plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins. Check your fluids. Be sure you stay hydrated throughout the day — and several cups of coffee or servings of soda don’t count. The caffeine in sodas and coffee is a diuretic (which means it makes you urinate more) and sodas, juice drinks, and sports drinks are loaded with sugar, which can add up to extra pounds. Instead, drink water and low-fat or nonfat milk. Go for variety. Try not to eat the same one or two foods all the time — or take three of your food groups from the dessert counter! It’s healthier to focus on getting a variety of fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, whole grain, and lowfat dairy. Try to include at least

3 food groups or think of the divided plate when planning your meal: Fill half your plate with vegetables. Add a piece of fish (protein) and brown rice (starch) to round out your meal. Don’t linger. Dining halls are like endless buffets. You can sit for hours, and the longer you sit the more you can eat. Try to avoid hanging out in the dining hall for too long so you don’t eat more than your body needs. Stock up on healthy snacks. Most dining halls will let you take fruit or other healthy snacks with you when you leave. Slip an apple or an orange into your bag to help you resist the late-night lure of the vending machine later on.

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Ways to help pay for college as an adult There are a multitude of adults that would like to go back to school to earn a college degree. Unfortunately, many are deterred from this desire due to the cost of college. Whether a technical college, community college, online college or four-year university, college can be very expensive. Here are some tips to help any adult that would like to go back to school: - Begin by filling out the Federal Application for Student Aid (FAFSA). The application uses taxes, number of people in the household, etc., to determine a person’s Estimated Family Contribution (EFC). An EFC determines how much a family as a whole could contribute to the person wanting to go to college. From there, eligibility for

federal scholarships and grants, and low-interest student loans can be determined. - Once the FAFSA has been completed and the grants/loans that the person is eligible for have been determined, begin looking for colleges that offer the desired degree, distance from home, etc. Once the person has narrowed down the list to a few colleges, contact each financial aid division of the college in order to find out the total price that it would cost for the person to attend. (Ask about full-time student costs and part-time student costs) - If possible, get the colleges to send information by email, fax, or mail on all the financial options that the college offers. Consider

Prepare for the School Year with required Immunizations The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services reminds parents to prepare for the upcoming school year now by getting their children’s annual physical and required immunizations. “Immunizations are proven to be one of the most successful and cost-effective ways to prevent serious diseases,” said Margaret Donnelly, Director of the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. “Even though we’re still on summer vacation, we encourage parents to make their children’s immunization appointments now instead of waiting until the busy days right before school begins.” Missouri law requires children in Kindergarten through 12th grade to receive immunizations to protect against 9 vaccine-preventable diseases. This helps protect everyone including students, teachers, staff and other community members. Children attending Kindergarten through 12th grade are required to have the following up-to-date immunizations or booster shots: • DTaP - Diptheria, tetanus and pertussis or DT - diptheria and tetanus • Tdap - Tetanus, diphtheria and

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keeping all of this information organized in a binder, scan it into a computer, etc. - In many cases, grants and loans will cover the costs of the school tuition, but for some, there may be a need to find other scholarships, grants or loans that are available. Websites such as collegeboard. org can help prospective students

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Paying for college... Continued from page 18 minded of due dates, etc. - Books that catalog scholarships offered by different organizations are also available to purchase online or through many local bookstores. After filling out the FAFSA, determine the grants and loans he or she is able to receive, and narrowing down their college choices, a person can then look at all the

financial costs attributed with attending each college. From there, the person can choose to attend a college that would fit into their current grant and loan situation or can begin searching through books and online websites to apply for scholarships to “make up” for the money that would still be needed.

Always keep in mind when applying for scholarships that there are a multitude of available scholarships out there- from choosing a degree in Communications to being of a certain height. With the right dedication, any adult that wishes to go back to school can find a way to pay for it.

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