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THURSDAY, Dec. 6, 2012

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VOLUME 145, NO. 49

Student assembly covers driving rules

Downtown Paris Christmas Decorators...

Students from Paris R-II Schools visited downtown Paris on Tuesday, Dec. 4, to help decorate the businesses prior to the Christ IS Caring Chamber Promotion on Thursday, Dec. 6. (Above) Mrs. Bailey’s Fifth Grade class decorated the Monroe County Appeal’s office. APPEAL PHOTO

Candidate applications begin for local city and school boards The filing dates for the April 2, 2013 municipal election are between Tuesday, Dec. 11 and Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013. The election will fill vacant seats on local, city and miscellaneous boards and councils. Local positions include: The Paris Board of Education has two openings – the seats of now serving board members Glenda Miller and Raymond Batsell. The positions have an associated three-year term. Candidates may file their applications with the Superintendent’s Office during normal business hours until the final filing date of Jan. 15, 2013. For the City of Paris: Two Aldermen positions are open, those currently held by Aldermen Kevin Embree and Chris Popkes, Ward 1 and Ward 2 respectively. All positions are for two-year terms. The city tax collector to be elecvted is for a two-year term. Those wishing to file can do so by filing their Declaration of Candidacy with the Clerk at the City Office between the hours of 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday except Jan. 15, 2013 when filing hours shall be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Holliday C-2 Board of Education: The board has two threeyear term positions available and interested individuals may apply during school hours until the January closing date. Filing will

begin on Dec. 11, at 8 a.m. and will continue during the district’s regular business hours, which are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. until Jan. 15, 2013. Filing will not occur on days that the school district’s offices are closed due to inclement weather. Filing will also not occur on the following holidays when the school district’s offices are closed: Dec. 21, (12:45 p.m.) until Jan. 7, 2013 (8 a.m.). Village of Holliday: The council has two two-year terms to be filled. Individuals may file their declaration of candidacy with the City Clerk, 101 West Reid Street, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, during the filing dates above. The two positions open are currently held by Johny Ragsdale and Guy Callison. Middle Grove Board of Education: The Middle Grove C-1 Board has two three-year positions available. Filings will be received during normal school hours with associated closing for the holidays at the school office, 11476 Route M, Madison. Monroe County Nursing Home District: Sub-Districts #3 & 4 each have a three-year position open. Potential candidates must live within the designated district they are applying to as a candidate. If only one candidate applies per district then an election will not be held and the candidate

Monroe County CO-OP and Land O’Lakes both donate to local Christmas Is Caring

With a matching $1,000 grant the Monroe County CO-OP Management Team and Land O’Lakes donated to Christmas Is Caring. “This was a worthy cause to donate the money,” said Monroe County CO-OP Management Team member Steve Jones. Steve Jones, left, with Christmas Is Caring representative John Gilmore. It was noted that Land O’Lakes is pleased to match local members cooperatives which help enhance the quality of life in their local communities. APPEAL PHOTO

will assume office as if elected. Declarations forms may be picked up at the County Clerk’s office at the courthouse – from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday – Friday. Monroe County Health Department: The Monroe County Health department has two trustee openings each a four-year term. Declarations forms may be picked up at the County Clerk’s office at the courthouse – from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday – Friday. If only one candidate applies per district then an election will not be held and the candidate will assume office as if elected. City of Madison: Two Aldermen positions are open this year as well as a two-year term for Mayor. Candidates may file during office hours from 8 a.m. – noon and 1-4 p.m., Monday through Friday during the dates listed above for filing at 209 South Main Street. Madison Board of Education: The Madison C-3 Board of Education has two three-year terms available, and a one-year term for a vacated position. Filing may take place during regular school hours when school is in session at the Superintendent’s Office, 309 Continued to page 9

Troop B, Macon, Public Information and Education Officer Sergeant Brent J. Bernhardt, from the Missouri State Highway Patrol recently presented an informative assembly to the Paris R-II High School students on the basics of save driving. He was introduced to the students by Paris R-II Secondary Counselor Lisa Youse. “You are a driver now and making many adult decisions,” said Sergeant Bernhardt to the students. “Driving gives you lots of freedom but it comes with lots of responsibilities.” “One thing that you never think of when you wake up in the morning is that, I think I am going to get in a car crash today,” said Sergeant Bernhardt. “It’s is not if you get into a car crash but when.” Sergeant Bernhardt went on to inform the students that in Missouri there are over 150,000 accidents a year. “There were 786 fatalities in car crashes in Missouri last year and one thought they would die in a

car crash,” said Sergeant Bernhardt. “They all thought you and I would be a n a crash not them.” “You need to be a good and responsible driver,” added Sergeant Bernhardt. Sergeant Bernhardt informed students that the three major reasons for car crashes involve – in attentive drivers, speeding and DUI/ DWI or drinking and driving. “Alcohol is a serious problem for youth your ages,” stated Sergeant Bernhardt. Sergeant Bernhardt gave the students an overview of his life and experiences before joining the highway patrol and stories of incidents he has covered since joining MHP. Sergeant Bernhardt pointed out that seat belts give drivers and passengers a 40-50 percent better chance of surviving a car crash. “Sixty-three percent of last years fatalities did not wear their seatbelt,” noted Sergeant Bernhardt. “Today is the day for everyone here to say - today is the day I need to be responsible.” Continued to page 9

Spearheaded by Aiden Forrest with his idea for “Hat Day’ Paris R-II elementary students raised money to donate to the victims of Hurricane Sandy. Northeast Missouri Red Cross Executive Director Tom Dugger, left, accepts the check from Forrest. APPEAL PHOTO

Two local men attend Central Missouri D.C. Honor Flight

On the birthday of their country, July 4th, two local men Jack Beamer and Jim Rives spent the night, day and part of the next night traveling to Washington D.C. and returning as part of the Central Missouri Honor Flight. The trip is made to view the memorial dedicated to World War II veterans and the other war memorials dedicated to the brave servicemen and women who served our country with honor and distinction. “It was perfect even though it was over 100 degrees in the shade,” said Beamer. “They took care of us and did a great job at it.” “We did it all in a 24 hour period, it was great – I encourage any vet that has not been to go!” said Rives. “On our return they had the biggest crowd in Columbia to welcome us home.” Both men commented on the entourage of health personnel and guardians who accompany the veterans on their journey.

Beamer, a Army veteran and Rives, a Navy veteran – both World War II servicemen – enjoyed immensely the trip to their nation’s capitol. For their favorite part of the trip each man had a different take on the experience.

“I enjoyed the whole thing and really couldn’t tell you my favorite thing of the whole trip,” said Beamer. Rives was quick to add that his favorite part of the entire trip was the visit to the Tomb of the

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Christmas Is Caring benefit features chocolate festival

The 2nd Annual Christmas Is Caring Benefit will be held on Sunday, Dec. 9, beginning at 3 p.m. The Chocolate Festival is new to this year’s event. The event will features all types of chocolate treats, candy, cookies and cakes. Many of the items will be made by co-hostess Gail Thomas, of Madison, famous for her wonderful holiday cookies, along with items from Marcie Buckman and other wonderful friends donating chocolate treats for the event. All proceeds will be directed to benefit the Christ-

mas Is Caring project. Serving will begin at 5 p.m., and will continue until around 7 p.m. The event will close at 8 p.m. The event is being held in conjunction with the Presbyterian Church Christmas event and the house tours of the homes of Chas and Misty Wheeler and Dennis and Sandra Duncan.

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The Benefit Cuts Nobody Wants To Make

While we are still engaged in the pre-agreement posturing between the President and the House leadership, it may be well to see what cuts are possible to benefit programs for the Democrats. If there is to be a balanced approach to avoiding the “fiscal cliff,” even if Republicans concede to some tax increase for wealthy Americans there are some Democrats in the Senate who are very reluctant to make cuts in Medicare or Social Security. A growing number of Senate Democrats now seem determined that Social Security should be exempt from any plan to reduce the deficit. This appears to be the position of the White House as well. Some others in the Senate agree that there must be cuts in Medicare and Medicaid in order to extract concessions on tax increases from Republicans. Yet others, like our neighbor, Senator Harkin of Iowa, are willing to find savings in Medicare and Medicaid but will not agree to benefit cuts. The line drawn by Democrats in the Senate and by the White House seems to be that any reductions or even changes in retirement or disability programs should not be part of any deficit reduction deal. Of course, those cans have already been kicked down the road and it is time to put it all on the table for a serious effort at a bi-partisan deal now on deficit reduction. Going back to basics, Social Security was intended to be a safety net program for older Americans. As we now live longer and have raised eligibility for Social Security it makes sense to raise the age to qualify for benefits because we live longer. They could also get back to a need benchmark for extended benefits where wealthy Americans in the program collected only the amount they paid into Social Security plus a reasonable rate of interest on their contributions. This could be a gradual change and not affect current retirees. Medicare could also stand a raise in the age of eligibility in the future and be means tested so that wealthier Americans in the program were charged more for their benefits in the future, which again would not change for current beneficiaries of the program. There are other ways to make savings in these vital programs and to reduce our huge national deficit at the same time. There is no need to or sense in continuing the stop gap measures that created the fiscal cliff in the first place. It will take courage and backbone, both apparently in short supply right now in Washington.


Just Ask Dave...

It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like... We often hear that it is better to give than to receive. Here in Monroe County we are lucky to have numerous individuals who buy into that adage. If not for organizers like Phyllis Barton and John Gilmore who knows how successful Christmas Is Caring would be? Now I am not saying that they are the complete reason for the event’s David Eales success but a lion’s share of the credit can be credited to this dynamic couple of residents. Barton spearheads the children’s part of the event including the collection of aluminum cans, that for her, is a yearlong labor of love. She doles out names to interested groups so that they can help make a difference this holiday season for some local deserving family. Gilmore works tirelessly as he coordinates the food stuffs and helps get the word out about the need for donations, supplies and volunteers. Also this past week and weekend we are reminded of our good fortune to live in a small town as the PTSA put on their usual wonderful Breakfast with Santa and the often mentioned Barking Butterfly Bakery girls took part in another 5K to help benefit the Make a Wish Foundation. Also, spearheaded by Aiden Forrest, the Paris R-II Elementary students held a fundraiser to raise money for Hurricane Sandy victims. These individuals and groups are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to helping others. Read the paper and look at any local group, sorority or organization’s minutes and you will see them helping out some needy family, individual or group in the county. It is the time to be grateful for what we have but it is also fantastic to feel what we do when we give. Have a great week!


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90 Years Ago Dec. 1, 1922 T. O. Matthews of the State of Marketing Bureau will be in Paris on December 20 and 21, to hold egg and cream grading demonstrations, which will be given all day long. Farmers and producers will be asked to bring in their products and have them graded. The Bureau representative will discuss with them the importance, necessity and methods of raising the quality. The demonstrations are a part of the program of the State Marketing Bureau arranged in an effort to raise the standard of Missouri eggs and cream. Production of better grades of eggs and cream will undoubtedly pay the producer well, it is thought. The thirteen hound dogs that were seized last week on an executed issued against John H. Walkup from near Stoutsville in favor of Robert H. Crump, escaped from custody the first night and made their way back to the Walkup farm near Stoutsville. Sheriff Burton went down and brought them back. He thinks the lock on the building in which he had placed the dogs had been broken and the escape of the dogs made easy by some friend of the foxhound tribe. A Star car, the first to be seen in Paris, was brought in by Bodine & Finnel last Thursday. It retails for $497 and is being put out by the Durant people as a competitor of Ford.

75 Years Ago Dec. 9, 1937

Rural mail carriers left hog census cards at every farm home in Monroe county last Friday. The Government is seeking to get a line on the number of hogs that will be available for market next year. The information will be of definite value to farmers in the corn states. The subjects dealt with in the census were: Name and address of farm owner; number sows which have been bred or will be bred to farrow between December 1 and June 1; number of sows farrowed during each of the past six months. Similar information was asked on sheep, with request also for the number of sheep and lambs on feed for market now; also the number of cows, steers, bulls, heifers, horses and mules. Speed & Blakey, who now own the Arnold building from which the post office is about to move, put a force of men to work Wednesday on the job of converting the structure into a very modern funeral home. The firm’s stock of furniture will remain in the present locations on Main street. Which way does your pig’s tail curve? How many Monroe county farmers have made a study of pig tails and the way they curve? Or how many have noticed that only a straight tail usually is found on a pig of poor ancestry? This matter was brought to prominence last summer by the New Jersey Department of Agriculture, which announced that most tails curve to the left. In order to get at the real facts a survey was made of 100 hogs on the College of Agriculture farm at the University of Missouri. It revealed the fact that, at least in Missouri, most of the tails curve to the right. The official figures show that 71 of the tails curved to the right, 21 to the left, and 8 had no curve at all. Here is the subject for profound study on Monroe county farms. Take a census of the pig tails, Mr. Farmer, and let the Appeal know how many curve to the right, how many to the left, and how many hang straight down.

50 Years Ago Dec. 6, 1962

Missouri is faced with the need for additional revenue if mental health, education and many other programs are to be adequately financed and able to progress. Regardless of what any one else thinks, the Appeal believes the most equitable tax from which this money is to come will be an increase in the state sales tax, already the lowest in the nation. A one cent increase will provide sufficient money for all needed programs and improvements and will work a real hardship on no one. At Washington last week, the federal budget bureau said that Senators Symington and Long of Missouri had requested that all the money the Engineers can use be included in the next budget request for the Joanna Dam and Reservoir in Monroe and Ralls Counties. The amount proposed was not listed.

25 Years Ago Dec. 10, 1987

Paris High School band members should have brand new uniforms next fall as a result of action taken at the December meeting of the Board of Education. Board members selected a bid from Bellmasters of Fulton

to provide 50 new uniforms at a cost of $10,950. The board rejection of two other bids, including a bid of $10,300 from DeMoulin of Greenville, Illinois. Band director David How said that the board could expect delivery of the new uniforms in about three or four months. Paris natural gas customers will be paying more for heat beginning this month, as a result of action at last Tuesday night’s meeting of the City Council. Members of the Paris City Council approved an ordinance Tuesday night which increased the minimum charge for natural gas customers by $4.49 per month. The revision raised the base charge for gas from $2.07 per month to $6.56. “Drinking and driving is a problem of tragic proposition among Missouri’s youth,” Webster said adding the “Abuse and Lose” law was high on his 1987 legislative agenda, “Statistics show teenagers who drink and drive are involved in accidents every four hours… three times a day these accidents result in the death or serious injury of one of our youths. Unemployment in Monroe County increased slightly during the month of October. Locally, Monroe County’s unemployment rate rose slightly, increasing from 3.9% in September to 4.3% in October. The rate of unemployed workers a year ago in the county was 3.9%.

Just a Thought

by Lisa Talton

Definitely Entertaining Some of the most entertaining moments in my life have been given to me by no other than my wonderful children. Just like television shows and movies give us a wide range of entertainment so do my kids. Some days they give me nothing but drama after drama but then there are those other days when I am blessed with abundance laughter from their thoughts and insight. Here are some examples: *One day as my nine year old son was sitting at the table doing his homework I caught him having this conversation with our dog-“ You got it good. I wish I was you. You are so lucky. You don’t ever have to worry about getting your homework done. Well, wait a minute, I don’t think it would be so good to be you. Dog food really doesn’t look like it tastes all that great!!!” *Every Saturday morning we have what is called “Talton Major Clean-up Day’. This is where we all pitch in and do our designated chores to get the house looking a little cleaner than normal. I would have never guess it thirty years ago when my dad was beckoning all of us to get up bright and early on a Saturday morning to clean the house that I would have followed in his footsteps. It was bad enough having to get up early on a day we didn’t have school but then to also have to clean up made it all the more horrible. (The teen years were probably the worst because it was near impossible to get up any earlier than ten o’clock on a Saturday.) So last Saturday we were all doing our duties and everyone was doing a good job getting done what needed to be done without any complaining. (It probably helps that only one of mine is a teenager and the rest of them still get up bright and early on Saturdays.) One of my youngest sons comes to me and tells me that he is done with all his chores. This was definitely

a record breaking time for him so I asked him if he was sure he got all the gunk off of the fridge door and the handle. He looked at me with a very serious face and said this-“Well mom. I think I did a pretty good job. It might not look quite like it does when you do it but remember you are a pro and I am just a rookie.” *I was sitting watching television weeks back when there were all the campaign commercials. My son came in and out the room numerous times for various things. He seemed to come in every time a political commercial came on. The first couple times he came in he didn’t say a word but then after three or four times of seeing ad after ad he said this-“Mom I don’t get it. Which one is lying? That first guy said he was the guy for the job and that he was going to lower taxes but then that other guy just said the same thing. I just don’t get it.” *And last but definitely not least are the moments when our children melt our hearts with their words and actions. We were on a family outing at Walmart picking up some things and also letting my oldest son pick out a couple things for his birthday. I had a certain amount of money set aside for the things we needed. My son picked out what he wanted and then we went to look at some area rugs that were on sale. We were in desperate need of one due to our current one looking like it had been through the ringer a hundred times over. As I totaled up the amount of what we had I thought we wouldn’t have enough for the rug. I mentioned this to my husband and my son over heard me and said this-“Mom, I can put back my stuff so you can get the rug.” I told him he was going to get his items no matter what. Then he says, “Are you sure mom because I don’t mind not getting anything.” I told him I was sure and thanked him for being so thoughtful. Wow! It is moments like this that make all the trying times worthwhile

Paris MERCURY From The Desk of Judy Harmon the Monroe County Assessor Monroe County Appeal, Paris, Mo. •

Once again another year is drawing to a close, and like every year, you have received your tax bill. It is true, no one likes taxes, but without them, many things we expect would not be possible. Most of our county tax dollars go to fund the public schools, the fire districts, the nursing home district, roads, the ambulance district, and the libraries. And as we all should know by now, taxes are due the last day of the year. Now is the time to look over your bill and to contact the Assessor’s office if you have any questions or changes that you think need to be made. Don’t wait until the last day or week when you are coming to pay to let us know that something is wrong. This office will be mailing out 2013 Personal Property forms shortly after the first of the year. This is where many assessment problems start from. You will notice a little difference in the form this year. We now have a place for your VIN ( vehicle identification number), which you can find on your car title or insurance card. It is very important that the correct information is put on

this form. If our office does not have enough details, we have to guess, and this could result in over-valuation. What is taxed to you is what you own and have licensed on January 1st of the year the forms are sent out. To insure that we receive the personal property form by the deadline of March 1st, just fill it out and mail it or drop it by the office as soon as you can. Penalties are applied if the form is late. The assessor’s office is a very busy place and I am asking for your help. 1. Fill out the form as completely as you can to assure correct valuation. 2. Sign it at the bottom; this is very important. It tells us who filled out the form and by law it is to be signed. 3. If you need help, please bring it into the office. 4. Return the form to our office promptly. We mail out approximately 5,000 Personal Property forms. The cost of addressing them, postage and having the forms printed, is not cheap. You can help us to use our time and money wisely. With that being said, I

know that in the past, many of you have called the office and given your information over the phone. I am asking the people of Monroe County to help our office be more efficient and effective. I am asking you to mail your forms back to the office, or if you need help, bring them in. The form we mail you has an identification number and name on it that can be scanned to reflect the date we receive it back in the office. Scanning the forms eliminates the room for error, like putting in a wrong account number or the date it was returned. While it is convenient for you to call and give the information over the phone, I feel that we can serve you, the taxpayer, in better ways. As expenses go up, I am trying, to the best of my ability, to be the best steward of your tax dollars and to not incur any unnecessary expenses. Help us help you with your yearly assessment by following these simple instructions. I am here to serve you and want to help you in any way that I can. Feel free to contact me, Judy Harmon, Assessor, at 327-5607 with your questions at any time.

NECAC President Don Ptrick recognized local board members North East Community Action Corporation (NECAC) President and Chief Executive Officer Don Patrick, left, and Board Chairman Lyndon Bode, second from left, recognized the service of NECAC Monroe County Board Members Tara Sheffield of Paris, Maxine Jones of Holliday and Mike Whelan of rural Stoutsville during the agency’s annual meeting and installation of board members and directors Nov. 27. NECAC is a 12-county area not-forprofit social service, community health and public housing Community Ac516 E. MAPLE, SHELBINA 573-588-7600

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Paris R-II FBLA attends Leadership Conference

The Paris FBLA officer team, Sidney Wheelan, and Mrs. Barbara Mason left for the National Fall Leadership Conference in Denver, Colorado Thursday, November 8. Once the students arrived in Denver they went on a tour of the Denver Mint. On Friday the group toured Sports Authority Field at Mile High and Colorado’s capital building in Denver. Later that night the group went to dinner at Casa Bonita. Also that evening the students went to the Missouri Meeting and Opening Session. On Saturday the eight students went to many different workshops that they found interesting. The closing session that night brought the conference to an end followed by the March of Dimes Blue Jeans Dance for Babies. Article by Teddy Ebbesmeyer

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President and Chief Executive Officer Don Patrick, left, and Board Chairman Lyndon Bode, second from left, recognized the service of NECAC Monroe County Board Members Tara Sheffield of Paris, Maxine Jones of Holliday and Mike Whelan, of rural Stoutsville. SUBMITTED PHOTO


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tion Agency. NECAC contracts with federal, state and local governments, private businesses and other not-for profit organizations to operate and administer self-sufficiency service programs for the low-income, elderly, youth, disabled and disadvantaged

population. The agency’s Central Administration Offices are located in Bowling Green, with NECAC Service Centers operated in each county. The NECAC board is made up of three representatives from each of the 12 counties.

The Paris R-II Christmas Program will be Monday evening, Dec. 10, in the Elementary Cafeteria. The AM class will be at 6 p.m., and the PM class will be at 7 p.m. Students will be singing and doing finger-plays of songs they have learned September Christmas. The public is invited to attend. Students in the AM class are : Emma Ashenfelter, Owen Buie, Chloe Bush, Landen Chapman, Chloe Cockrell, Sophia Crusha, Kelly Garnett, Chase Graupman, Khloee Hendren, Zack Howard,

Chase Kendrick, Khylee Ketchum, Mariyn Kinnaman, La’Vaya Miller, Sarah Morton, Briar Perkins, Cayden Poddany, Jusin Rowe, Madison Wheaton, and Aubrey Youse. Students in the PM class are: Hailee Aldridge, Will Arends, Sawyer Clements, Gretchen Crusha, Preston Dreisewerd, Emmett Lee, Logan Mitchell, Katelyn Roberts, Savanah Taylor, Ontario Tillman, and Bryce Wade.

Paris Preschool concert Dec. 10


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Rotary International District Governor Tim Curd, center, addressed the Paris Rotary Club on Thursday, Nov. 29. Also attending was Secretary Jill L. Ike, right, pictured with Paris Rotary Club President Paula Delaney. APPEAL PHOTO

NECAC will close waiting list for rent assistance program The not-for-profit North East Community Action Corporation (NECAC) will close the waiting list and temporarily cease accepting applications Dec. 31 for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funded Section 8 Housing Rent-Assistance Program in Monroe, Ralls and Randolph counties. NECAC is a 12-county area not-for-profit social service, community health and public housing Community Action Agency. NECAC contracts with federal, state and local governments, private businesses and other not-for profit organizations to operate and administer selfsufficiency service programs for the low-income, elderly, youth, disabled and disadvantaged population. The agency’s Central Administration Offices are located in Bowling Green, with NECAC Service Centers operated in each

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county. The NECAC-operated program provides partial rent payments for low to moderate income residents. Through Dec. 31, the names of people who sign up for Section 8 assistance will be put on the waiting list until additional or redistributed funds become available. After Dec. 31, NECAC will not accept applications until further notice. NECAC re-opened the waiting list last April after

more than a year. People with questions about the Section 8 program, or those who want their names put on the waiting list before Dec. 31, may visit or call the following NECAC County Service Centers: Monroe County, 314 N. Washington, Paris, at 660327-4110. Ralls County, 411 Main, New London, at 573-9852411. Randolph County, 1210 Highway 24 West, Moberly, 660--263-6595.

Notice is hereby given that the Holliday C-2 School Board will conduct a meeting at 7 p.m., on Tuesday, Dec. 11, at the Holliday C-2 School. Tentative Agenda A. Call to Order B. Welcome Guests/Advisors C. Public Comment D. Approval of Agenda Items

a. Agenda b. General Session Minutes E. Finance a. Approval of Bills b. Other F. Food Service a. Report b. Other G. Old Business a. Principal’s Report b. Other H. Transportation a. Report b. Other I. Building Maintenance a. Report b. Other J. New Business a. Other K. Closed Session (Section 610.021 sub section 1,3,13,6,14 RSMo) a. Approval of Closed Session Minutes b. Other L. Open Session – Possible action from closed session M. Closed Session in January N. Set next Board Meeting Date – Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. O. Adjourn

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On Tuesday, Nov. 13, the Holliday C-2 Board of Education met in a regular session meeting at the school. Members Present: Heather Hayes, Andrew Williams, David Pence, Edith Ensor, Sara Callison Administrator: Carol Hall Secretary: Megan Day Call to Order: President David Pence called the regular session meeting to order at 7:04. Consent Agenda Items: The board members approved the agenda for the Nov. 13 meeting. The board members approved the minutes of the Oct. 9 board meeting. (All votes unanimous unless indicated) Finance: The board members approved the bills as presented and also approved the 2012 audit as presented. Food Service: The board members discussed the food service program. It was noted that the expenditures are significantly less than last year at this point, but some August bills were just recently received and

were not reflected in the report. It was reported that the office/kitchen has been working on getting 6 Cent Certification for the school lunch program. The task has been difficult because most items on the menu did not have child nutrition labels available. Old Business: Superintendent Carol Hall gave the Principal’s Report. In preparation for MSIP 5, Superintendent Hall has been gathering policies. Some of the policies in the policy binder were missing some of the newer verbiage required by the state. The board members approved the MSBA version of the Seclusion, Isolation and Restraint and the School Admission Policy. K-8 Districts are now required under MSIP 5 to give a high school level EOC exam in either English, Algebra 1 or American History. The board members thought the American History could be added to Teach Susan Haven’s Exploratory curriculum and incorporated in the social studies classes. Students in the 7th-8th grade wrote persuasive letters to the school board asking for things ranging from changes in the new lunch program to gaining permission to take the eMINTS laptops home. The newsletter bulk mailing permit has expired. The board members decided to pay the fee as the newsletter is a worthwhile community endeavor. Transportation: It was reported that the buses are running fine. The district has received two sub driver applications to help cover

when their regular drivers are gone. The board members accepted Jerry DeOrnellis and Richard Garner as substitute bus drivers. Board member Heather Hayes asked the board members if her daughter could be dropped off at her parent’s house. Superintendent Hall said the location was not currently on the route, so the driver would not be able to do so. Building Maintenance: The Internet in the K-1 modular has not been working. Aaron Schmitz came and installed wireless transmitters to send the signal from the server to the modular building. The Internet seems to be fixed. There are several computer issues throughout the building and the Internet has been running slowly. Superintendent Hall suggested having Aaron Schmitz came back to look into it. New Business: It was noted that board members Andrew Williams and Mendy Blades are up for re-election in April 2013. Board filing begins on Tuesday, Dec.11. Closed Session: Closed session was approved for this meting and the December meeting by the board members. The board members adjourned to closed session for approximately 30 minutes. No votes were recorded in closed session. Next Meeting: The next regular board meeting was set for Tuesday, Dec. 11, at 7:00 p.m. Adjourn: With no further business the board members adjourned at 8:15 p.m.

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Monday, Dec. 10--Friday, Dec. 14 Lunch Served Monday-Friday -11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Monday -Country Ribs, Scalloped Potatoes, Broccoli Salad, Strawberry Shortcake, Wheat Breadstick Tuesday - Chicken & Dumplings, Creamed Peas, Cottage Cheese, Peaches, Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Wednesday - Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes/Gravy, Caesar Salad, Lime Pears, Wheat Bread Thursday - Roast Turkey, Dressing, Buttered Noodles, Lima Beans, Cottage Cheese/Peaches, Wheat Roll Friday -Fried Chicken, Mashed Potatoes/Gravy, Brussels Sprouts, Ambrosia, Biscuit

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•The Hand & Foot Club met on Thursday, Nov. 29, at the Paris Senior Center with 18 members participating. Drawing for the meal tickets was held and the winners were: Dorothy Jones and Floyd Seelow. •Bingo was held on Monday, Dec. 3, with 17 people participating. The winners of a meal ticket were Sarah Dawson and Martha Cullifer. •Looking for that perfect Christmas gift for a senior this year or other family member? Give a Paris Senior Citizen’s Center gift certificate! They make terrific presents!


Monday, Dec. 10 - Friday, Dec. 14

Breakfast Menu

Monday -Pancakes, Sausage, Orange Wedge, Milk Tuesday - Oatmeal with Berries, Donut, Milk Wednesday - Scrambled Eggs, Toast, Juice & Milk Thursday - Grab & Go Breakfast, Cereal Bar, Yogurt, Milk Friday - Biscuit with Sausage Gravy, Juice & Milk

Lunch Menu

Monday - Goulash, French Bread, Green Beans, Pineapple Rings, Milk Tuesday - Turkey with Hot Roll, Noodles, Peas, Clementine, Milk Wednesday - BBQ Hamburger, Baked Beans, Cole Slaw, Banana, Milk Thursday - Roasted Chicken, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Glazed Carrots, Trail Mix, Milk Friday - Chili Dog, Tator Tots, Steamed Broccoli, Applesauce, Milk **Alternative luncheon option available daily WW=Whole Wheat WG=Whole Grain Menus subject to change

HOLLIDAY C-2 SCHOOL MENU Monday, Dec. 10 - Friday, Dec. 14

Breakfast Menu

Monday - Cereal, Toast Tuesday - Biscuits & Gravy Wednesday - Breakfast Pizza Thursday - French Toast, Bacon Friday - Casey’s Donut, Sausage Lunch Menu Monday - Chicken Strips, Vegetable, Fruit Tuesday - Pepperoni Stromboli, Vegetable, Fruit Wednesday - Country Fried Steak, Vegetable, Fruit, Bread & Butter Thursday - Cheeseburger, Vegetable, Fruit Friday - Veggie Soup, Crackers, Peanut Butter Sandwich, Fruit ***Cereal is served as an alternate choice for breakfast ***Milk is offered with each meal

Monday, Dec. 10 - Friday, Dec. 14

Breakfast Menu

Monday - Waffle Sundae, Strawberries, Cereal or Oatmeal, Toast & Jelly, Strawberries Tuesday - Colby Egg Omelet or Cereal or Oatmeal Fruit Streusel Muffin, Orange Smiles Wednesday - Opaa! Egg and Cheese Pizza, Cinnamon Apple Slices or Cereal or Oatmeal, Yogurt, Cinnamon Apple Slices Thursday - Breakfast Burrito w/ Salsa, Hash Brown Patty, Chilled Juice or Cereal or Oatmeal, Toast & Jelly, Chilled Juice Friday - Biscuit & Gravy, Sausage, Peaches or Cereal or Oatmeal, Yogurt, Peaches

Lunch Menu

Monday - Sloppy Joe, Monte Cristo Sandwich, Oven Fries, Broccoli, Fresh Apple, Chilled Fruit or Chef Salad, Black-Eyed Peas, Fresh Apple, Chilled Fruit, Corn Muffin, Broccoli Tuesday - Chicken & Noodles or Turkey Club Wrap, Fresh Garden Salad, Easy Bean Bake, Fresh Orange Smiles, Chilled Fruit, Spanish Rice or Fajita Salad Wednesday - HOLIDAY FEASTS: Roast Turkey or Chicken Patty, Mashed Potatoes w/ Gravy, Glazed Carrots, Blushing Pears, Chilled Fruit, Opaa! Hot Roll or Caesar Salad, Baby Carrots w/ Dip, Blushing Pears, Chilled Fruit, Opaa! Hot Roll, Chilled Fruit Thursday - Cowboy Sandwich or Meatball Sub, Fresh Tomatoes, Pickled Beets, Roasted Corn, Tropical Fruit, Chilled Fruit or Asian Chef Salad, Roasted Corn, Tropical Fruit, Chilled Fruit, Opaa! Hot Roll Friday -Opaa! Cheeseburger Pizza or Grilled Chicken Sandwich, Fresh Garden Salad, Baby Carrots w/ dip, Broccoli, Peaches, Chilled Fruit or Chef Salad, Fresh Tomatoes, Peaches, Chilled Fruit, Corn Muffin

Christmas time in the Clemens household

This holiday season, join the Mark Twain Museum for a special program about Christmas in the Clemens household. The free program begins at 2 p.m. Dec. 8 at the Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum gallery. Museum curator Henry Sweets will lecture on Hannibal Christmases in the 1840s based on historical documents and family recollections and will also talk about Christmases for Sam, Livy and the girls while they lived in Hartford, Conn. In those

days the family’s fortunes peaked. Master storyteller Gladys Coggswell will bring to life a letter written to Twain’s daughter Susy from Santa Claus, who couldn’t find a gift Susy had requested for Christmas. Lastly, Sweets will recount a correspondence from Twain to his wife Livy when the two were separated one year at Christmas. Call 573-221-9010, ext. 404, to make reservations for this free event.

The Monroe City Singers will present their annual Christmas Concert on Sunday, Dec. 9, at 3:30 p.m., at the United Methodist Church in Monroe City. The 50 minute presentation will include 12 choral arrangements of sacred and secular Christmas songs. Secular favorites include “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” “Let It Snow/Winter Wonderland,” “Parade of the Wooden Soldiers,” “Deck the Halls,” Jingle Bells,” and “O Christmas Tree.” Among sacred favorites included on the program are “Angels We have Heard on High,” “Hark the Herald Angels,” “First

Noel,” “O Holy Night,” “Away in a Manger,” and Silent Night.” Soloists for the concert include Donna O’Brient, Michael Wilson, Ralph Harn, and Suzanne Quigley. Dorothy Kern is the accompanist for the group. Percussion accompaniment will be provided by Catherine Kelso. The group is under the direction of Todd Richman. There is no admission charge, however, donations will be accepted at the door to help defray costs. A reception will follow in the fellowship hall. For more information you may call Bonnie Berrey at 573-4063060.

5 Five Reasons To Keep Life Insurance in Retirement Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012

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Your house is paid off, your kids are independent and you’ve built up a considerable nest egg. So why should you continue to pay life insurance premiums after you retire? If you’re thinking about dropping your life insurance, or if you’re younger and looking at your long-term options, know that your life insurance may allow you to do one or more things in retirement: Care for Dependents “Some individuals may still need the underlying coverage that life insurance provides,” says David Morganstern, a certified financial planner in Portland, Oregon. Life insurance can help supplement available income sources such as Social Security—or help your family pay off significant financial obligations—like a mortgage—once you’re gone. Secure a Loan Whole life insurance accumulates a tax-deferred cash value, and policyholders can borrow against this amount. A retiree who’s downsizing, for example, could use the money to cover expenses while waiting for his or her home to sell. When choosing this option, keep in mind that the loan will accrue interest, which must be paid in order to keep the policy from terminating prematurely. Loans also reduce the cash surrender value and death benefit of the policy. Consult your tax advisor about possible tax consequences of this option. Ensure an Inheritance You can choose to leave your life insurance payout to your children, their children or your favorite charity. Even better: “Life insurance proceeds are generally not taxed as income,” Morganstern says. Beneficiaries generally receive the money tax-free. Boost Your Pension Pension recipients typically choose between two plans: single-life, which pays an income for as long as you live; and joint-and-survivor, which pays a smaller income over both your and your spouse’s lifetimes. With life insurance, you could choose the larger singlelife option and your spouse could use the insurance payout to help cover the lost income if you pass away first. Pay Estate Taxes When properly owned, and in conjunction with an estate plan put together by a qualified attorney and other professionals, life insurance can be an effective tool to help pay taxes on a high-value estate after your death. “Life insurance is instantly liquid,” Morganstern says. With funds available to help pay taxes, your family could avoid taking on additional financial burdens or having to sell the estate.

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Holliday Christian Church Pastor David Holmes

South Fork Presbyterian

Pastor John Grimmett

The first Sunday of Advent, Dec. 2 services at South Services at Holliday Christian Church for the first Sunday in Advent, Dec. 2, were opened with the piano pre- Fork Presbyterian church began with Patti Grimmett lude by Sally Blakemore. All in attendance, including playing “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” on the piano folspecial guests, Wayne, Brenda, Cheryl and John Dry were lowed by Debbie Carey lighting the candle of hope then welcomed by Reverend David Holmes. Appreciation to leading in song to “Come Thou Long Expected Jesus”, those who so beautifully decorated the sanctuary was ex- “Thou Didst Leave Thy Throne”, “It Came Upon the Midnight Clear” and “O Little Town of Bethlehem”. pressed. Pastor John Grimmett led all in the Unison Prayer and Collection of items continues next week with dishwashprayer for the promise of the return of Jesus; for famiing detergent and large trash bags. The ringing of bells will be observed on Sunday, Dec. 9; that evening the an- lies who are separated and those serving our country. The nual caroling and chili supper will be held beginning at 5 last Sunday of December there will be a congregational p.m. One night in Bethlehem will be held in Centralia on meeting and Saturday, Dec. 15, at 10 a.m., the ladies of the church will be preparing cookie plates to those who Saturday, Dec. 15 from 5-9 p.m. are sick and shut-ins, followed by all saying the Lord’s Happy birthday wishes were for Ava and Addie Crain, Prayer in unison. Sharon Keeler, Drew Bartels, Linda McMorris, Chris AkDebbie and Patti then sang the beautiful song “Advent ers, Corey Eagan, Donna Dennis, Halli Carter, Amber Carol”. Barney and Sheila Creed. The morning message “The Alpha and Omega” was The first Advent candle was lit by Guy Callison who based on scripture from Jeremiah 33:14-16 and Luke also shared a reading. Psalm 25 was read by Sandy Cal- 21:25-33 with Jeremiahs prophesies coming true; as God lison; Jane Akers then read First Thessalonians 3:9-13. spoke to Jeremiah He told him of the birth of the Christ Additional readings were shared by both Sandy and Jane; child, Jesus. The Lord will come as a thief in the night, Sandy then led the congregation in prayer. The congre- unexpected in the clouds with power. Jesus will appear gation stood to sing two verses of “Silent Night! Holy to us as promised. Jesus came to us unexpectedly as a Night”. babe in the manger the first time - in a quiet little place Prayer concerns were expressed for: Doug Dry, Jim in a stable in Bethlehem in the middle of the night. The McMorris, Paul Dean Thrasher and for Martha (Mutti) angel announced the birth of a savior - Jesus came with a Ryan whose husband passed away this week. Reverend multitude of angels - no one will know of the day of the Holmes shared the joy of Daniel and Callie Gates who are second coming - look closely for the signs says Jesus. The Truth will be revealed - the righteous and the unrighteous expecting their second child in June. The prayer hymn, “I Am Praying for You”, was followed will be separated. Lift up your heads in faith. Remember by pastoral prayer and unison recital of the Lord’s Prayer. that God is in control. I bring you good news of Great “Into My Heart”, the communion hymn, was sung as Joy! He is the Alpha the beginning - the middle - and the elders, Sandy Callison and Carole Roberts, went forward. Omega the end... Communion was led by Earl Sweitzer and Nadine Diaconate were Berna Kotsenburg and Diane Wilson. Singing of the doxology followed sharing of communion, Young with Kaylee Beckman leading the Offertory as Patti played “Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming” and all offering collection and pastoral prayer. “Repentance Begins with a U-Turn” was the message sang the “Doxology.” Patti played “In the Bleak Midwinter” as all retired in from the pulpit on this Sabbath. Scripture from Mark 1:1fellowship. 18 was referenced. The closing hymn, “Faith of Our FaServices are held every Sunday at 9 a.m. and all are welthers” was sung and was followed by prayer and singing come to attend to hear the word of the Lord. of the “Spirit Song” to close morning worship. “In the wilderness prepare the way of the Lord, make Following a time of fellowship and refreshments, Jim straight in the desert a highway for our God” Isaiah 40:3McMorris opened Bible Study with prayer. A reading 5 entitled, “I Like Being Old” was shared by Diane Wilson. The group then discussed and compared three simiMadison Christian Church Pastor David Holmes lar scriptures from Mark 9:1, Matthew 16:21-28 (read by Services were held at Madison Christian Church on SunJane Akers) and Luke 9:22-27 (read by Sally Blakemore.) day, Dec. 2, with 48 members in attendance. Rev. Holmes Jim then led the group in study of the remainder of Mark led the Greetings and Announcements and the morning 9.

Santa Fe Christian Church

Pastor Kenny Sharp

The Hanging of the Greens service was held Sunday morning. Those participating in the service were Juanita Willingham, Diane Street, Joyce Lewis, Darrel Wilkerson, the Chase family, Dallas Baker, the Benskin family, David Kendrick, Don & Erma Wilkerson, the Holmes family, Martha Conley, Colton & Jared Kendrick, Pastor Kenny Sharp and Joni Sharp. Karen Conley organized the service and Susan Duncan was the pianist playing beautiful Christmas hymns. Ashley (Mrs. Sam) Kendrick was in charge of the Christmas tree ornaments which were made by the youth. Everyone went forward during the service and placed their ornaments on our tree. Prayers were requested for Misty Duncan, Jennifer (a niece of Bev Holmes’s), Jessica Reynolds, Edwin Bush, Brenda Vaughn, Keith Deaver, Pam Pollock, Dot Peak, the unemployed and their families, Alice Baker, Harvey Turner, Donnie Neale, everyone at Monroe Manor during the flu out-break, Bill Miller, Evert Kendrick, Gail Million, Gayle Adams, Charlotte Omer, Gay Bergthold’s mother, Nancy Riechmann’s mother, and Desiree Smith. Traveling mercies were prayed for Gay and her family as they travel to be with her mother. Praises were shared for Mackenzie Baker’s arm not being seriously hurt. Tracy Huffman shared her joy for the birth of Daisy Mae and a co-worker, Cassidy, having a baby boy last week. Following the service, forty-two youth and adults did our annual shopping for Christmas is Caring and then enjoyed lunch at Pizza Hut. Dates to Remember: Dec. 6 - Christmas Parade in Paris at 5:30 p.m. (meet at the Kendrick building at 4 p.m., to finish the float) - those walking or riding in the parade need to bring a flashlight; Dec. 9 - the last day for collecting non-perishable items for the Monroe County Christmas Is Caring project; Dec. 16 - we’ll be preparing Christmas plates; Dec. 21 - our Christmas program at the church Bible study for both the youth and adults is Wednesday evening at 6:30 p.m. (meal at 6 p.m.). Sunday school will begin at 9:30 a.m., next Sunday followed by worship services at 10:30 a.m. Please join us!!

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CHURCH: 9 a.m. FELLOWSHIP: 10 a.m. SUNDAY SCHOOL: 10:15 a.m.

Madison Christian Church SUNDAY SCHOOL: 10 a.m. CHURCH: 11 a.m.

Bethel Baptist Church SUNDAY SCHOOL: 9:30 a.m. CHURCH: 10:45 a.m. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m.

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First Christian Church SUNDAY SCHOOL: 9:30 a.m. JUNIOR CHURCH: 11 a.m. CHURCH: 10:45 a.m.

Paris Presbyterian Church SUNDAY SCHOOL: 9:30 a.m. CHURCH: 10:45 a.m.

Holliday Christian Church CHURCH: 9:30 a.m. SUNDAY SCHOOL: 10:30 a.m.

FaithWalk Ministries

SUNDAY SCHOOL: 9:30 a.m. CHURCH: 10:45 a.m.

SUNDAY SCHOOL: 10 a.m. CHURCH: 10:30 a.m.; 7 p.m.

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Mt. Airy Baptist Church

CHURCH: 9 a.m.

Paris First Baptist Church SUNDAY SCHOOL: 9:30 a.m. CHURCH: 10:30 a.m.

Granville Christian Church SUNDAY SCHOOL & COMMUNION: 10 a.m. every Sunday CHURCH: 11 a.m.-1st, 3rd, & 5th Sundays

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Santa Fe Christian Church SUNDAY SCHOOL: 9:30 a.m. CHURCH: 10:30 a.m.

Full Gospel Fellowship SUNDAY SCHOOL: 10 a.m. MORNING WORSHIP: 11 a.m. LUNCH: Noon EVENING SERVICE: 1 p.m. WEDNESDAY NIGHT: 7 p.m.

prayer. The first Sunday of Advent was celebrated with a reading by Terry Barnes “The Candle of Hope” and the singing of the Advent Song “Let It Be Christmas”. The Adult Choir sang “Silent Night” as special music. Communion was shared and tithes were offered. The morning scripture was taken from Mark 1:1-8 and a sermon delivered entitled “Preparing to Receive God’s Gift”. All were invited to Christian Discipleship. Announcements: Junior high and high school youth groups will meet Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. The Official Board will meet Wednesday, Dec. 5, at 7 p.m.; Bring bells to ring during worship next week, Dec. 9, for Bell Sunday; Worship with Wildwood, next Sunday, at 2 p.m. Goodie Sunday will be celebrated on Dec. 16. Bring your favorite Christmas cookies or candy to share between Sunday School and Worship; Youth Christmas program during services on Dec. 16. Serving next week: Karen Forsyth and Junior Hulen, Elders; Jessica Barnes, Terry Barnes, Paula Delaney, and Joanne Embree, Deacons. Junior Hulen, communion preparer. All are welcome to attend Sunday services.

Granville Christian Church

Pastor Fran Schnarre

Granville Christian Church will be collecting canned goods for the Christmas is Caring program in Paris. Members are asked to get their donations to the church by next Sunday, Dec. 9 at the latest so they can be taken to Paris. The church is also adopting a family for Christmas. Those wishing to donate for the family may give contributions to Brenda Coffman. Calendar for the remainder of the year: Sunday, Dec. 9, special second Sunday Christmas program involving all ages, meet during 10 a.m. Sunday School hour to practice and present at 11 a.m. This will be a great family experience. The program is called The Miracle Births, and it is a no-rehearsal, narrated program that tells of four miracle babies in the Bible, including the Christmas miracle of Jesus. It has humor and uses people of all ages. Costumes provided. Dec. 16 worship Sunday and Christmas caroling, 2 p.m., soup supper to follow at Magruders Dec. 24, Christmas Eve Services; Dec. 30, fifth Sunday worship service. We are still seeking names of soldiers in the combat zone in order to send a care package. Please forward names to Brenda Coffman. Come share the presence of God in our informal worship service. We worship together at 11 a.m. (Upcoming dates: Dec. 9, 16 and 30). Sunday School for all ages is held every Sunday at 10 a.m.

Madison United Methodist

Rev. Bonnie Sudsberry

Grace United Methodist Church, Madison, Mo held worship service, Sunday, Dec. 2, which the 1st Sunday of Advent. The first candle was lit by Sammi and Emily Painter. The message was given by Pastor Bonnie Sudsberry, “Promises Made, Promises Kept” based on Luke 21: 2539. She also gave the Children’s Sermon, “Christmas is Coming”. The Special was a solo, “We’ll Call Him Jesus,” sung by Nancy Schofield. Wednesday, Dec. 5, is the Administrative Board meeting at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, is the Second Sunday in Advent. Monday, Dec. 10, the Adult Bible Study meets at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, is our Christmas Program at 9 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, is Christmas Caroling 5 P.M. with a supper at 6:30 p.m.

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Paris First Baptist Church

Pr. Wesley Hammond

Kathy Miller opened the service with her organ prelude and provided instrumental praises during communion. Brenda Ensor led congregational praises at the piano. The choir sang “Bread of Life Broken before communion.” Missions for the month of December: 1) Emily Million presented her mission report from Honduras at the evening service. Be in prayer for her family. 2) Lottie Moon offering for foreign mission; 3) GA’s are collecting for Lottie Moon. Their theme is “Change for a Change” i.e., pocket change to make a change in people’s life; 4) RA’s will make Christmas card deliveries within the church and postage costs of mail will be collected for Lottie Moon; 5) Lois Spencer needs help with food for Christmas is Caring Meal on Thursday, Dec. 8; shifts are from 3:30-5 and 5-7 p.m.; 6) Wood cutting group will work the next two Saturdays. Other announcements: Thursday, Dec. 8, 7 p.m., is deacon’s meeting. Wesley Hammond gave the Christmas meditation, “Are you ready for Christmas?” Christmas is all about the gift of Jesus. Isaiah foretold of Jesus birth 700 years before the actual birth; Isaiah 11:1-5. The candles represent the light that Jesus brought into the world. We can renew our spiritual birth through Celebration of Communion. Holy Communion was received by all believers in Christ. Reverend Wesley Hammond’s sermon was from Matthew 1:22-23 entitled “Immanuel: God With Us”. In verse 23, the virgin birth signified the son of God who would be a perfect sacrifice. Can you imagine being in God‘s home and receiving wrapped gifts under his tree? Some of these gifts would be His son’s life, forgiveness of sin, prayer, the Holy Spirit and reading scripture. WOW what a Christmas. We must be sure and open all the gifts and receive the full blessing from God to experience a full life with Christ.

Mt. Airy Baptist Church Pastor Robt. Cavanaugh On Dec. 2, church services began with the pastor giving an opening prayer. Regular church meetings of the week were announced and all were encouraged to attend. Announcement included: The Mt. Aires will perform at Clarence Care Center on Dec. 3, Dec. 8, at 8:30 a.m., will be men’s breakfast and all men of the area are invited. Dec. 16 is the Christmas program during morning services and at 2:30 p.m., the church is going Christmas caroling. Advent Services will continue through Christmas. This week’s message was entitled ‘The Parable of the Marriage Feast’ and came from Matthew 22:1-14. This is a promise of God that is not yet fulfilled. God sent messengers to announce that the feast was ready for the Israelites; but they refuse to attend. God again sent messengers to announce to come to the feast but some people ignored the call while others abused and killed the servants God had sent. God destroyed these people’s city for this. Today God sends His servants to invite all people to come to the feast, both good and bad. The servants are not to judge who accepts the invitation because this is God’s position. At the feast God sees a man who is not properly dressed for the feast. When God asks the man why he is improperly dressed the man cannot answer. He cannot answer because he is full of pride and wanted into heaven under his own terms. The man was caught up in self fulfillment, truth, reliance, and righteousness. He did not want God, God’s terms had to be met. The proper garment the man needed was the ‘robe of righteousness’ that only comes through the Lord Jesus Christ. Many people today are like this man. They want Jesus as Savior so they do not have to go to hell but do not want Jesus as Lord because it will change their life. To put on the robe of righteousness one must die to self and let Jesus live through them. God gave the man what his heart desires. The only place the man could receive his desire was away from the presence of God, out in the darkness when weeping and pain. God loves us but He will not be mocked. Many are invited but few are chosen.

Paris United Methodist

Pastor Lin Donnelly

Pastor Lin and Mike Starrett lighted the 1st Advent Candle, explaining the symbolism of the candles and wreath. Mike lighted the 1st Candle of JOY. Pastor Lin spoke from Luke beginning story of the waiting for Jesus’ birth. Harold Johannaber was pianist for the choir anthem. Richard Wheelan is Usher Captian for Dec. PPR Committee will meet Tues. Dec. 18, at 7 p.m. Many volunteered to bring food and work at the Saturday, Dec. 6, Christmas is Caring dinner. Anyone wishing to donate a Poinsettia may mark an offering envelope or bring to church. Following a soup and sandwich dinner the United Methodist Youth joined in the Hanging of the Greens to prepare for Advent. Garland and white bows drape the alter railing. Gold and white ornaments adorn the Christmas tree. Nativities are displayed in each window. An Advent Wreath completed the Christmas adornments. United Methodist Women met following the Hanging of the Greens. Sharon Murphy led the World Thank Offering program. Janet Huffman presented the slate of officers for 2013. President Mary Jane Havens, Vice-President Carol Hartel, Secretary Mary Curtright, Treasurer Janet Huffman, Nomination Jeannie Mitchell. Allie Shrader will be scrapbooker, Paris United Methodist Church offers adult Sunday school each week at 9:30 a.m., with worship service at 10:45 a.m. There is also a fellowship gathering at 10:15 a.m., with snacks each Sunday. In the hospitality room. The youth group meets each Wednesday from 6-8 p.m., with a Contemporary Worship Service starting at 6:30 p.m.

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Perry Christian Church

Pastor David Todd

The Sunday, Dec. 2, worship hour for the Perry Christian Church began the Advent Season. Floyd Seelow and Robert Norman were greeters. The choir sang “O Come All Ye Faithful”. Pastor Todd announced the Sunday, Dec. 9 church service would be the Children’s Program. Practice will be Saturday at 2 p.m., with fellowship following. Today the Community Christmas Program will be held at 3 p.m. The FTWJ will meet at 6 p.m. The Ministerial Alliance Bake Sale held during Perry Christmas Day was a success and everyone is thanked for participating. The church also had a float in the Parade. The first Advent Candle was lit by the Asbury family (John, Wilene, Beth and Sara) with Beth reading the meditation. “Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus” was sung in praise. We were happy to have Tonda Joesting Lane with us. Joyce Coleman thanked the ones that helped her decorate the church for Christmas. “Child in the Manger” was the prayer hymn. Cindy Naber’s father, Nancy Seelow’s friend and Cullen Dye, undergoing tests, was added to our prayer list. Choir’s response was “Gloria in Excelsis Deo”. “I Wonder As I Wander” was the communion hymn. Pastor Todd gave the invitation to share the Lord’s Supper. Elders were Greg Harrison and Arlen Provancha. Nancy Seelow, James Parker, David and Wyatt Lewellen served as deacons. “The Birthday of a King” was our special music presented by the choir. Alisha Eisele led the children in a Christmas countdown for the birth of Jesus. Luke 21:25-36 was read by Beth for the pastor’s sermon on “An Earth Shaken Redemption”. Advent reminds us of the closing of the year and is a reminder of God’s blessing in the past and of years to come. Allow the grace of God’s love and spirit to fill our heart and mind. “Infant Holy, Infant Lowly” was the invitation hymn. We closed singing “Away In a Manger” The Community Choir held their Christmas Program at 3 p.m. Directed by Debbie Carey the choir sang carols with solos by Debbie and Arlen. Duets were sung by Debbie and Patti Grimmett. It was a lovely presentation to begin the Christmas season.

Paris First Christian Church Pastor Donna Scott The First Christian Church is looking forward to the upcoming Christmas season, which began on Sunday, Dec.2, by celebrating the first Sunday of Advent at the monthly contemporary service. Reverend Donna Scott officiated the worship service. Her morning message, “Adventus,” was based on Luke 21:25-31. Louise O’Fallon gave a Moment for Mission. The Forrest Family gave a reading and prayer on “Hope,” before lighting the first Advent candle. Upcoming announcements include: Wednesday, Dec. 5 - Wednesday Nite Live 5:30 p.m., Youth 6 p.m., and Choir 6:30 p.m.; Thursday, Dec. 6 - Christmas Is Caring Soup and Sandwich dinner from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Senior Center; Wednesday, Dec. 12 - Wednesday Nite Live 5:30 p.m., Youth 6 p.m, Choir 6:30 p.m., and Board Meeting 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, Dec. 16 - Christmas Cantata for worship at 10:45 a.m. followed by a carry-in dinner and the Children’s Christmas Program at 6:30 p.m. followed by a Tasting Party. Poinsettias for sanctuary decoration have been ordered and may be purchased as memorials. Those celebrating a birthday this week are Mike Sheffield, Alice Baker, Fern Mitts, and David Raines. Sympathy is extended to the family of Romney Scott, Jim Scott’s brother. The Elder’s Helping Hands for December are Donald Johnson and Clint Chandler. The church may be contacted by calling (660) 327-4440 or e-mailing fc418@ Pastor Donna Scott may be contacted by calling (660) 327-1355 or (314) 769-4362. The thought for the week from Ava Hendricks is: May you have the gladness of Christmas, which is hope; the spirit of Christmas, which is peace; and the heart of Christmas, which is love.

Paris Presbyterian Church

Pastor John Grimmett

The Paris Presbyterian Church held worship service Sunday, Dec. 2. The usher was John Gilmore. Patti Grimmett led us into worship service with, “Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence.” Tammy Hayhurst read for the lighting of the first Advent candle. The beginning hymn was, “Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus.” Pastor John Grimmett led the congregation in a Unison Prayer. Next he gave the announcements and asked for prayer concerns and celebrations followed by a Pastoral Prayer and The Lord’s Prayer. Patti Grimmett and Ruth Mallory sang the special music piece, “Carol for Advent.” Pastor John Grimmett gave the scripture reading from Jeremiah 33:14-16 and Luke21:25-28. Next he gave the message, “The Alpha and Omega.” The closing hymn was,”O Lord, How Shall I Meet You?” The Benediction Response was, “On Jordan’s Bank, The Baptist’s Cry.” Patti Grimmett led the congregation out of worship service with, “Lift Up Your Hearts.” The Paris Presbyterian Church will hold worship service next Sunday, Dec. 9. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m., followed by worship service at 10:45 a.m. Anyone is welcome to attend. Announcements: Wednesdays: Kids group 3:30-4:30, Youth Group 5-6 p.m., Adult Choir 7 p.m. Sundays, Addicts Victorious 2 p.m. December 9th, 2nd Annual Christmas Program... Cantata will start at 3 p.m., followed by the house tours and also chocolate tasting at the community building. December 16th, Kids group Christmas program 4 p.m.

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OATS driver honored as 2012 Safe Driver


Mr. Warren Smith from Cadet, with his harvest during the special deer hunt. SUBMITTED PHOTO

OATS Driver John Painter was recently honored as the recipient of the annual 2012 Safe Driver Award for the Northeast Missouri region. Painter was selected to receive the award based on his exemplary commitment to safe driving and outstanding customer service. Painter lives in Monroe County and drives a dialysis route in Ralls County and the surrounding area. The Safe Driver Award Program was developed by OATS because of an emphasis on the importance of safe driving, and serves as a way to recognize well-deserving staff of professional, caring drivers. OATS recognizes their drivers are the backbone of the business, which is

why award programs such as this were created. Companywide, OATS drivers have provided a cumulative total of 2,400 years of safe driving for the people that are served by OATS. OATS, Inc. is a private, non-profit transportation provider serving the elderly, disabled and others who need transportation assistance in rural areas of 87 Missouri counties. OATS is funded, in part, an allotment of federal funds from the Missouri Department of Transportation, and through contracts with Missouri Elderly and Handicapped Transportation Assistance Program (MEHTAP), private contracts, rider donations and contributions.

Lion’s Club assists with annual deer hunt

Paris Lions Club assisted with the annual Deer Hunt for Disable individuals Nov. 17 and 18. This marks 24 years Paris Lions Club has been involved with the special hunt. The hunt is possible due the sponsorship of The United States Army Corps of Engineers, (USACE) and local community support. Other sponsors of the event were General Mills and Knight and Hale Game Calls. The 28 hunters harvested several deer both days which is needed to keep the deer herd healthy. The next scheduled spe-

Using a Root Plow benefits both the farmers and quail During dry periods, such as those that Missouri experienced this last summer, it can be very easy to recognize the effect that this has on area crops. It is not unusual to see the outer rows of plants in a field along a wooded fencerow or draw to be only one half the size of other plants in the field. This reduced plant size leads to greatly reduced crop yields or no crop yields at all in this area. To reduce the negative effect of trees/brush along a field edge, many farmers turn to a bulldozer to clear away the moisture robbing plants. Unfortunately, this can be a costly project which can have unwanted negative results. One of these is the removal of vital woody cover habitat used by quail and other small game. This woody cover provides escape areas from predators looking for an easy meal. The question becomes “Does one sacrifice crop yield for better quail/small game habitat or does one sacrifice wildlife habitat for better crop yield?” Fortunately, there is a solution in which an individual does not have to give up one for the other. Using a root plow is an effective way of reducing the negative effects of tree-lines

while also maintaining woody cover for wildlife. A root plow is a simple tractor pulled implement that severs tree roots growing near the surface of the earth. These are the roots that adversely impact crops. Cutting these can improve yield without killing the trees that provide wildlife habitat, provide shade, provide wind breaks and stabilize the soil. Dry weather after crops have been harvested is an ideal time for farmers to utilize a root plow. Making two passes around the edge of a tree-line when the ground is dry will create minimal disturbance and maximum results. The first pass is 12-15 inches deep and the second is up to 22 inches deep. A minimum of 70 horse power tractor is required. When using a root plow, one should check for

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buried pipes, cables and other utilities before plowing. Generally, root plowing is effective for up to 5 years. Mark Twain Quail Forever and the Monroe County SWCD both have root plows for local farmers/ landowners to use free of charge. These three point tools are available at the USDA building located in Paris. Usage is on a firstcome, first served basis. For more information about root plowing or for more information about wildlife habitat programs that are beneficial for farmer and landowner please call Jamie Ebbesmeyer, Missouri Department of Conservation Private Land Conservationist, at 660-327-4117 or Casey Bergthold, Quail Forever Farm Bill Biologist, at 573-823-0675.

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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 Dec. 3, 2012 Receipts:2147 Hd. COMPUTER AVE - TOP 1127 Steers: Medium & Large Frame Hd. 22-300 & Down.........158.00-188.00 79-300-400 lbs..................169.00-199.00 209-400-500 lbs................165.00-188.00 274-500-600 lbs................149.00-174.50 127-600-700 lbs.................143.00-163.00 139-700-800 lbs................140.00-148.25 256-800-900 lbs.................144.00-148.00 683 Heifers: Medium & Large Frame Hd.

22-300 & Down..............155.00-197.00 62-300-400 lbs.................149.00-166.00 144-400-500 lbs.................141.00-160.00 186-500-600 lbs...............135.00-148.50 52-600-700 lbs.................131.00-144.75 57-700-800 lbs.................127.00-134.50 79-800-900 lbs..................128.00-132.00 58-900-1000 lbs................128.00-128.90 32 Bred Cows: Better Cows: 1100.001300.00; Small,Old Thin: 650.00-900.00 13 Pairs: 990.00-1750.00 257 Slaughter Cows: High Dressing: 76.00-80.50; Bulk: 69.00-75.00; Low: 60.00-66.00; Thin: 50.00 & Down 22 Slaughter Bulls: 88.00-97.75; Thin: 83.00-88.00 Best demand for better quality weaned and programmed cattle, others at times had discounts of $10 to $30 below above quotes

All Slaughter Steers & Heifers sold on Monday at 10 a.m. Receipts: 11 Hd. 5 Steers: Top: 117.00; Mixed Select: 110.00-117.00 5 Heifers: Top: 120.50; Mixed Select: 110.00-120.50

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Monroe County Commission News FRIDAY, Nov. 16, 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 approved routine payroll and expenditures. 3. Commission met with Blair Joiner to discuss 911 operations. 4. Commission met with Howard Danzig and Brent Barnhill Representatives of ECCHIC and also Jack Abbot V.P. of Insurance Program Managers Group to discuss health insurance for next year. 5. Commission inspected Monroe Roads #819 and #1018. 6. Monroe County signed

a memorandum of understanding for policy guidelines of medical pre-arrival instructions between Shelby County 911 and Monroe County 911. The Commission does now adjourn. MONDAY, Nov. 26, 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 Road & Bridge Supervisor Jerry Arends to discuss completed and scheduled work. 4. Commission reviewed budget.

Borrowman, Steven W. & Sandra to Little, William G. & Charlotte A. Little, William G. & Charlotte A. to Mudd, James & Dorothy Mudd, James & Dorothy to Wheeler, Heather Deann & Tyler N. Millsap & Singer, P.C. to Delmar Financial Co. Jacobson, B.J. & Sarah to Smith, Barbara G. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Ellison, Carl Robert Ellison, Carl Robert & Wendy M. to Ellison, Carl Robert & Wendy M. Jones, Steven R. & Debra N. etal. to Wiggans, John D. & Rachel E. Hinshaw, Cole & Jordon, Snook, Matthew Alan Ray etal. Young, Brooke & James F. to Hayhurst, John E. & Tammy Wood, Erin & Jason to Morgan, Ashley A. Batton, Jody to Hollingsworth, Dennis L. Jr. & Lisa G. HNB National Bank to

Otter Creek Investments, LLC Gingerich, John & Laverda Ann to Allen, Michele C. Revocable Trust Agreement Welshans, Lori Nicole & Eric to Thornhill, James L. & Jeanne F. Lee, Donald D. to Lee, Thomas A. & Patricia K. Revocable Trust Louisiana Farms, LLC etal. to Gittemeier, Lloyd & Debra DeClue, William J. Jr. etal. to Dennison, Karen Duvall, David toLlevings, Harriet Murline (Smith) etal. Treece, Mark Kevin & Brenda Gaye to Treece, Mark Kevin & Brenda Gay Joint Revocable Trust, The Goe, Wanda M. to Goe Family Trust Klein, Fredrick S. & Jennifer L. to Heppermann, Wayne E. & Doris A. Ramsey, Mark to Hart, Christopher Scott Walker, Terry A. & Kathy to Walker, Terry R. & Kathy A. Kimmel Family

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Monroe County Historical Society meets Nov. 26 Monroe County Historical Society met Monday, Nov. 26 at the Paris Library basement. After a short business meeting it was discussed that Ken McGee has sent Nancy Stone’s third book of writings to the publisher. They will be available for sale soon. Also discussed is there any interest in having another


Quilt Show in the spring? The guest speaker was David Kendrick. He spoke on his trips to Haiti. He has been there three times and is going for the fourth in January. He presented a slide show that we all enjoyed. The next meeting will be Monday, Jan. 28, 2013.

Conboy receives points plaque in tractor pull

The Commission does now adjourn. MONDAY, Nov. 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 approved

routine payroll and expenditures. 3. Commission met with Blair Joiner to discuss 911 operations. 4. Aaron McVicker of Shafer, Kline and Warren appeared before the Commission to discuss the services offered by their firm. 5. Commission inspected Monroe Road #489. The Commission does now adjourn.

Trust Foutes, Stephen Andrew & Brenda A. to Foutes, Stephen Andrew & Brenda A. Leach, Steven W. to Leach, Steven W. & Leach, Cheryl D. Beamer, Charles L. & Viola L. Revocable Living Trust to Beamer, CharlesViola Trust Anita Dunkle, Collector of Monroe County to Niemeyer, Larry F. Graham, Michael J. to White, S. Thomas & Kelley K. Grabenhorst, William D. & Rosemary to Grabenhorst, William D. & Rosemary Inter Vivos Trust

Marie to Schlabach, Steve & Debra Schlabach, Steve & Debra to Niemeyer, Larry F. Mitchell, Ruth E. to Key, Kevin & Angela

On Saturday, Nov. 3, Bryanna Conboy was awarded a plaque for 2nd place in overall points from the Montgomery County Garden Tractor Pullers Association in the 1050 All Ages Class. This was her first season competing in garden tractor pulling. She is the daughter of Paul Conboy and Melissa Conboy of Paris. SUBMITTED PHOTO

The Board of Trustees scheduled the next meeting for Thursday, Dec. 13, at 5 p.m. at the Monroe County Health Department, in Paris. GENERAL “WALKIN” CLINICS Clinic will include immunizations, blood pressures, and other health services. LOCATIONS: Monroe City Senior Nutrition Center from 10 to 11 a.m. on Thursdays, Dec. 6, 13, 20 and 27. Monroe County Health Department in Paris from 8 to 10 a.m. on Mondays, Dec. 3, 10, 17 and 31. Paris Nutrition Center from 11 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Dec. 5. ENVIRONMENTAL PUBLIC HEALTH SPECIALIST The Environmental Public Health Specialist is available, by appointment, according to the following weekly schedule: Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m.

to noon. WOMENS WELLNESS/FAMILY PLANNING CLINIC Clinic offers women of reproductive age a Cervical and Breast Screening, STD testing and methods of birth control. BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Clinic will be held Thursday, Dec. 6, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Please call for an appointment. WIC Pregnant, breastfeeding, postpartum women, and infants and children up to age 5 may qualify. BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. LOCATIONS: Monroe City Christian Church, 214 Court Street, Monroe City, on Tuesdays, Dec. 4, and Friday, Dec. 21. Monroe County Health Department, in Paris, on Wednesdays, Dec. 5 and Dec. 19. Monroe County Health Department provides services in the home for the homebound patients. The

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Auderer, Lora E. & Carol J. to Williams, Lawrence R. & Barbara J. Hayhurst, John & Tammy to Hayhurst, John & Tammy Hayhurst, John & Tammy to Dye, Deena M. Trust Dames, George P. & Mildred Revocable Trust to Dye, Deena M. Trust Sikes, John D. Revocable Living Trust to DeVault, Theodore V. & Treena Bendyk, Paul V. Jr. & Brophy, Bruce J. & Ann A. Gnade Family Trust to Lindaman, Joel D. Callis, Charles E. & A. Jane to Schumacher, Steven & April Troy, David E. & Vera

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objective of this program is to enable patients who do not require full-time nursing care to remain in their own homes. Care is given under the direction of a physician. Services include skilled nursing care, personal care, physical therapy and speech therapy. Medicare, Medicaid and many other commercial health insurance plans cover services. For information regarding the services provided by the Monroe County Health Department/ Home Health Agency, please call 660-327-4653 or 660-327-4259. All services are provided on a non-discriminatory basis and in cooperation with the Missouri Department of Health. The Monroe County Health Department will be closed on Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 24 and Dec. 25, in observance of Christmas; and Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013 in observance of New Year’s Day.

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Filings... Continued from front Thomas Street. Candidates must comply with laws concerning eligibility and campaign financing and campaign disclosures. Monroe County Ambulance District: More information about candidate positions will be posted when available. If there are openings, filings may be made at Monroe County Ambulance District, 25521 Highway 24, Paris, on Monday-Friday, from 9-3 p.m. during the filing dates above. Paris Rural Fire Protection District: Two directors will be elected – each to a six-year term. If only one candidate applies per position then an election will not be held and the candidate will assume office as if elected. Water Supply District #2, of Monroe County: The water supply district has one three-year director terms available from subdistrict 2. Candidates for director shall be citizens of the United States and resident taxpayers of the

sub-district for which they are candidates, at least 25 years of age, and residents of the state of Missouri for one year preceding the election. All candidates shall file their declaration of candidacy with Nancy C. Riechmann, District Clerk, at the office of Public Water Supply District #2 in Paris, Missouri during regular office hours, before 4:30 p.m., between Tuesday, Dec. 11, and January 15, 2013. If the number of candidates filing for election is equal to the number of openings for director, then no election will take place. Candidates may be required to file a personal financial disclosure statement with the Missouri Ethics Commission. Information on sub-district boundaries can be obtained by calling the District office at 660-327-4778 during normal business hours. The last day to register to vote for this election is March 5, 2013. Filings will be reported as available.

Crashes... Continued from front “I know you in this area have experienced a lot of tragedy,” said Sergeant Bernhardt. “That tragedy can end now. We need to be responsible people and do the right thing!’’ The Missouri Highway Patrol cares about you and want you to do the right thing,” said Sergeant Bernhardt. In closing before showing a video presentation, Sergeant Bernhardt instructed the students to – be good

drivers; buckle up and make sure everyone in your car buckles up, and don’t drink and drive. The students watched an extremely graphic accident video titled – Permanent. “Things that happen in an accident can be permanent, explained Sergeant Bernhardt. Counselor Youse thanked the students for being respectful in ending the assembly.

Shelby Dickey, left, and Britton Francis. both participated on Sunday, Dec. 1, in the Missouri Farm Bureau Ambassador contest. They each made an oral presentation to a panel of judges on “Agriculture – A Great Career Choice” and then answered questions regarding their speech and current agricultural issues. Both were sponsored by Monroe County Farm Bureau. SUBMITTED PHOTO

“9-12 We The People” to host holiday party “9-12 We the People of Monroe County’s” Christmas Party is to be held at Wanda’s and Rich Boggs’ home on Friday, Dec. 14, at 7 p.m.

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Local veterans travel to Washington for Honor Flight... Continued from front

Unknown Soldier. Beamer immediately added his vote to this being a highlight of the trip. Even though Beamer had been to Washington prior to his honor flight he noted that there was still plenty to see that he had not seen before. Both men could not be more complimentary about the honor flight organization and the total professionalism displayed by all its members. “We went to the World War II, Korean War and the Vietnam memorials and to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and other gravesites at Arlington National Cemetery,” said both men. Also attending as a guardian was Gale L. Carman, a Vietnam veteran (Army medic) himself. “This organization goes the extra mile to make sure that every comfort and convenience is provided for our veterans,” said Carman. Carman explained that if a guardian pays for their own trip but after three trips then Central Missouri Honor Flight picks up the tab. “The July 4th trip was the 19th of 20 current honor flights,” said Carman. “They are very emotional trips. But the Central Missouri Honor Flight was

first class all the way.” Both Beamer and Rives did note that the trip was indeed an emotional rollercoaster while visiting all the memorials and the reaction and reception from the crowds along the route in Washington and upon returning home. Both men have a piece of advice for all World War II veterans – take the flight. “We encourage you to go on a Central Missouri Honor Flight,” said Beamer and Rives. “And remember it is all done with donations.” In closing both men described the trip from St. Louis to Baltimore, the trip from Baltimore to Washington D. C., the tour itself, the return trip and the fantastic reception they received upon returning home from visitors to the airport to those lining the roads on their trip back. “Do it today!” said Beamer and Rives. Central Missouri Honor Flight a non-profit 501c (3) organization created solely to honor America’s veterans for all their sacrifices. The group transports American heroes from throughout Central Missouri to Washington, D.C., to visit and reflect at their memorials at no cost to them. Since their inception in 2009, they have transported over 1000 veterans to Washington. Top prior-

Jack Beamer, left, Jim Rives, center, and Gale Carman all participated in the 19th Central Missouri Honor Flight over July 4th weekend. All three men encourage all WW II veterans to take the trip today. APPEAL PHOTO ity is given to senior vet- takes to fulfill the dreams erans – WWII survivors, of our veterans and help along with other veterans them travel at no cost. who may be terminally ill. Medical and mobility isThey are a totally a volun- sues are no problem. They teer organization and are travel with doctors, nurses, funded by donations from paramedics and younger individuals, organizations veterans who serve as and businesses who wish to personal guardians to our see our aging veterans hon- honored guests. They ored before it is too late. also travel with a “large Of all the wars in recent fleet” of wheelchairs for memory, it was WW II that those veterans who require truly threatened our very wheelchairs or may need existence as a nation and one as they tire. They free society. Now, with complete the trip in one more than 1,000 WWII day so the veterans do not veterans dying each day have to spend the night in (20 each day in Missouri), Washington. time to express thanks to Subsequent to the WWII these brave men and wom- veterans, their efforts will en is running out. turn to the Korean War vetCentral Missouri Honor erans and then, to the VietFlight will do whatever it nam veterans.

Dust off your dancing shoes and step back in time for the 2012 Central Missouri Honor Flight Network’s Honor Ball. As we end another successful year of safely flying aging and terminally ill veterans to see their war memorials in Washington DC, the Central Missouri Honor Flight Network takes time to entertain the men and women who have been part of the honor flight experience, and have touched our lives greatly. After 21 flights since 2009, to date more than 1,200 heroes have made the one-day journey onboard a Central Missouri Honor Flight. On Sunday, Dec. 9, the Holiday Inn Executive Center, 2200 I-70 Drive SW in Columbia will be transformed into a gala straight out of the 1940s. Nearly 100 area veterans will be in attendance to hear big band music from their favorite stars, including the Memories Orchestra . The 2012 “Home for the Holidays” Honor Ball features all the trappings of a military ball with a fabulous banquet meal, special toasts, and USO “Dollar Dances”. An inspirational video highlights area veterans who have taken recent Central Missouri Honor

Flights and share their views on what it means to serve our country. Tickets are $100 per person, or purchase a table for 10 for $900. Each table includes four seats for veterans and their guests. Or purchase a VIP ticket for $125 which includes a 5:30 p.m., private reception with veterans. Dinner is at 6:30 p.m. To reserve tickets call 573-256-1930 or send an email to The “Home for the Holidays” Honor Ball features

the ROTC Color Guard and the Honor Flight Pipes and Drums. The Holiday Inn Executive Center atrium will showcase a memorabilia display. Representatives from the Jefferson City and Columbia Public School districts will make a special presentation during an onstage Mail Call. The Central Missouri Honor Flight Network is dedicated to sending aging veterans to Washington D.C. at no cost to the veterans so they may see the memorials dedicated in their

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Honor Ball 2012 - Home for the Holidays

The Monroe County Garden Club decorate the downtown flower pots. Left to right, Rickie Nieusier, Lois Spencer, Carol Mock, Diane Litt, Doris Rosson, Carol Hiunt, Betty Crigler and Louis Armstrong. APPEAL PHOTO

honor. Our 2012 “Home for the Holidays” Honor Ball is an inspirational and entertaining way to cap off a year of honor flights to and from Columbia, Missouri. Proceeds will benefit the Central Missouri Honor Flight Network. 2012 ends triumphantly with momentum building for another successful flight season in 2013, our fifth year serving area veterans. Central Missouri Honor Flights resume in the spring.



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Payton Gruber hits for 42 points, scoring double digit points in first two games The Paris Lady Coyotes (1-1) started off the 201213 season with a convincing 52-40 win over Knox County on the road. Payton Gruber shot lights out at the free throw line on her way to scoring 27 points. On Friday, Nov. 30, the Lady Coyotes hosted county foe Monroe City falling 50-33. Payton Gruber again led the home team with a 15 point effort. Knox County Paris started off slowly versus Knox County and found themselves down 10-6 at the first break. However, a strong second quarter (17-6) gave the Lady Coyotes a 23-16 lead at the half. A 15-8 Lady Coyote third period gave Paris a 14 point bulge after three quarters of play. The fourth quarter was a push almost with Knox County taking the quarter 16-14 but Paris held off any rally to take the contest 52-40. “We started off the season with a solid win on the road at Knox County, said Coach Chris Willingham. “Knox was a big, physical team, the type of team that we could struggle against, but we controlled tempo for most of the game and picked up a good win on the road against a quality opponent. We started off slowly, mostly due to nerves. We were playing a little out of control and were getting ahead of ourselves both offensively and defensively. We also picked up some early foul trouble and went to our bench quickly in the game. Our bench played great basketball all night with contributions from all 7 bench players. They really did a nice job keeping Knox from taking advantage of our foul trouble and kept us in the game early. Once we settled down we went on a big run outscoring Knox 17 to 6 in the 2nd quarter to take a 7 point lead into the half. We continued our success from the first half into the 3rd quarter and built a 14 point lead heading into the 4th. We extended that lead to 18 points at one time, but Knox made a run at us late to cut the lead to 8 at one point, but we hit free

throws down the stretch and finished off with a nice win. Overall for a first game, we played very well. We executed better than expected in our half court offense and did a nice job pushing the ball on offense and controlling tempo. Defensively we were ahead of where I expected for our first game. Our pressure kept Knox off balance and our half court defense was solid. We still need to improve rebounding, but all in all, very pleased to start the season 1-0. Great team effort. Statistics Scoring: Haley Fredrick 8, Josey Ball 2, Lauren Embree 2, Payton Gruber 27, Shelby Dickey 8, Kaylee Callison 1, Dede Bounds 4. Three pointers: Gruber 2, Dickey 1. Rebounds: Haley Fredrick 6 (2 offensive), Ball 1, Embree 1, Gruber 3 (1), Leah Ensor 5 (2), Sydnee Playter 1, Dickey 1, Nicole Burke 4 (1), Callison 2, Bounds 11 (5). Assists: Fredrick 1, Embree 1, Gruber 6, Playter 1, Burke 2, Callison 2. Steals: Fredrick 2, Embree 2, Gruber 2, Playter 1, Dickey 1. Blocks: Fredrick 1. Monroe City Lauren Embree hit two free throws to give Paris an early lead over Monroe City 2-0. De Bounds added a free throw and Paris led 3-1. Josey Ball hit a 12-footer and Paris led 5-2 before the Lady Panthers went on an 11-0 run to lead 13-5 early in the second quarter (first quarter score 8-5). Paris second quarter scoring consisted of a Haley Fredrick perfectly positioned rebound and a quick put back coupled with a stop and pop 10 footer from Payton Gruber but the Lady Coyotes trailed at the half 17-10. With Monroe City up 18-10 Gruber hit a runner in the lane after the best Lady Coyote ball movement of the game. Shelby Dickey followed up with a nifty three pointer from a Gruber cross court feed and then Kaylee Callison made a strong move to the

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rack and was fouled. She hit one of her charity tosses and Paris trailed 22-16. Monroe City added a short 6-0 run to take a 2816 lead before Callison again made a strong move in the lane and drew a foul. She calmly drew net on both free throws and Paris trailed by 10 - 28-18. The Lady Coyote quarter scoring ended with a great bounce pass from Nicole Burke to Haley Fredrick who scored underneath. The Lady Coyotes trailed 30-20 at the third break. Fredrick opened the fourth quarter with a free throw. After a 7-0 Lady Panther run Patron Gruber took the ball and scoring control. In a span of three minutes Gruber hit an old fashioned three pointer as she ran the lane put in a floater and was fouled. She hit the free throw for the

three pointer. Gruber next drove the lane and hit a one hander off a nice assist by Fredrick. On her next trip down the floor Gruber split two defenders and hit a runner and picked up another foul and after hitting the free throw had another old-fashioned three pointer. In closing her scoring on the next trip down court Gruber banked home a 12 footer for 10 consecutive points but still Paris trailed 42-31. Monroe City was solid at the stripe to seal their win. The final Lady Coyote points came on a Josey Ball 12 footer and Paris fell 50-33. The Paris Lady Coyotes play this week in the Monroe City Tournament. Complete tourney details in next week’s Monroe County Appeal.

The Paris Coyotes (02) fell to Knox County in first game action 53-30 and then in home action versus county foe Monroe City battled the whole game before falling 48-42 in a valiant effort. Knox County Paris fell behind early 17-6 in first quarter action and 16-5 in the second period to trail 33-11 at the half. Knox took the third quarter scoring 14-9 but the Coyotes rallied to take the final period 10-6 but fell 53-30. Brant Francis led all scorers with 7 points with Zane Vaughn and Britton Francis chipping in with 6 points apiece. On the boards Zane Vaughn was team high in cleaning the glass, Slater Stone had the team’s lone block, the Zanes’ – Vaughn and Lockhart led the team in steals while Britton Francis led the team in assists. Statistics Points: Brett Mason 2, Laine Forrest 3, Brant Francis 7, Britton Francis 6, Bryce Ensor 2, Zane Vaughn 6, Zane Lockhart 2, Mike Ensor 2. Three pointers: Brant Francis 1, Britton Francis 1. Rebounds: Laine Forrest 2 (1 offensive), Brant Francis 5 (2), Slater Stone 3 (2), Britton Francis (1), Bryce Ensor 2 (1), Zane Vaughn 4

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Lady JV Panthers battle Hallsville 39-36 The Madison Junior Varsity Lady Panthers fell to Harrisburg 46-27 and Hallsville in a close fought contest 39-36. Harrisburg Madison played Harrisburg even in the first quarter trailing only 10-7 with Niki Sims hitting two jumpers, Lindsey Hendren nailing a bucket and Samantha LeGrand hitting a free throw in the quarter. Madison closed the gap by a basket with a 10-9 second quarter to trail 2016 at the half. Sims hit two charity tosses, Hendren scored on an offensive rebound and put back, Allie Dunkin pulled down a rebound and scored while LeGrand added two free throws and Jenna Stoebe added a free throw for the quarter scoring. Harrisburg dominated the third quarter 13-3 to take a 33-19 lead after three periods. The only Lady Panther scoring of the quarter was a LeGrand trey. Madison tried to rally in the final quarter (13-8 Harrisburg) but fell 46-27. Sims (jumper), Hendren (free throw), Dunkin (two free throws), Breanna Hancock (jumper) and Stoebe (free throw) finished the Lady Panther scoring. Scoring: Niki Sims 8, Lindsey Hendren 5, Allie Dunkin 4, Breanna Hancock 2, Samantha LeGrand 6, Jenna Stoebe 2. Hallsville Madison trailed early but

rallied late behind a double digit scoring game from Niki Sims but just fell short 39-36 to Hallsville. A Lindsey Hendren jumper, a Tressa Morris bucket and two free throws and a Jenna Stoebe trey and another jumper Madison led 11-9 at the first break. Hallsville held in the second period and led 23-13 at the half. A Niki Sims jumper was the only score for the Lady Panthers in the second period. Hallsville had an 8-7 third period to lead 31-20 after three quarters. Sims had a big quarter with a trey and two free throws while Breanna Hancock added a bucket. Madison rallied with a 16-8 final stanza but Hallsville hit their free throws to manage a slim 39-36 win over a hard driving Lady Panther team. Sims again added a couple buckets and two free throws while Tressa Morris buried a long range jumper (three-pointer), Allie Dunkin had a six point quarter with four for four free throw shooing and an offensive rebound and put back and Samantha LeGrand hit a free throw. Scoring: Niki Sims 13, Lindsey Hendren 2, Tressa Morris 7, Allie Dunkin 6, Breanna Hancock 2, Samantha LeGrand 1, Jenna Stoebe 5. The Lady Panthers don’t take to the court again until Jan. 7 versus Sturgeon.

Paris Junior Varsity defeats South Shelby 50-18 in the first Lady Coyote junior varsity game of the season. Sydnee Playter led the Lady Coyotes with 14 points, 4 assists, 2 steals, and 2 rebounds. Brooke Carr added double digit scoring with 12 points, 4 assists, 4 rebounds, and 1 steal. Ashley Carr had 6 points, 2 assists, 3 steals. Alex Dreckshage, Sirena Bell, and Courtney Dickey all had 4 points each. Rachel Batsell had 3 points, and 4 rebounds. Abbie Wheelan had 2 points and Brooke Rentschler had 1 point. Scores at quarters were: Paris 14 South Shelby 2;

Paris 22 South Shelby 8 at half. Paris 42 South Shelby 13 after three periods and final: Paris 50 South Shelby 18. “This was our first game of the season,” said Coach Chris Willingham. “The girls were focused, and ready to play. They came out and played about as well as they could for our first game of the season. As a coach I am always nervous in the first game of the season no matter the level or the sport, but the girls quickly took away any nerves I had. They played really well from start to finish and played very well as a team. Great effort to start the year off right.” Other team members that did not score, but did contribute to the win were Taylor Redmon, Katelyn Breid, and Audrey Vitt who started, but was still suffering from an illness and didn’t play at all in the 2nd half. The Lady Coyotes take to the floor versus Centralia on Monday, Dec. 10.


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Niki Sims scores in double digits The Madison Lady Panthers fell to Community R-Vi in varsity action 5018 in recent roundball action. Madison fell behind early with a 20-4 first quarter and a 17-0 second quarter to trail 37-4 at the half. Hannah Grimsley and Niki Sims had first quarter buckets. Coach Jon Link inspired his charges at the half as Madison out scored the Lady Trojans 11-8 with Niki Sims hitting three jumpers and two free

throws, Jami Westfaul hit a jumper and Hannah Grimsley nailed a free throw. The fourth quarter saw Bridget Hancock hit a long-range three pointer for all the fourth quarter scoring and Madison fell 50-18. Scoring: Niki Sims 10, Bridget Hancock 3, Hannah Grimsley 3, Jami Westfaul 2. The Lady Panthers hosted Cairo on Tuesday, Dec. 4 and travel to Higbee on Friday, Dec. 7.

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Bradley Pierce nets 17, Bennett 21 vs. Harrisburg The Madison Panther junior varsity team (02) played Harrisburg and fell 53-43 then facing Hallsville and losing on the road 55-27. Harrisburg Madison led 10-8 at the first break. Tyler Bennett hit three jumpers, Bradley Pierce had a basket and Jacob Wandrey hit a free throw. In the second period Pierce hit two buckets, Wandrey hit a long ranger and Bennett nailed a free throw and a floater in the lane. Madison trailed 2110 at the half. Harrisburg posted a big their period 26-14 to lead 49-34 after three quarters. Pierce knocked down two treys and Bennett posted eight points a trey, two jumpers and a free throw. A Pierce three pointer and jumper and two Bennett baskets accounted for the Panther fourth quarter points but Madison lost 53-

43. Scoring: Bradley Pierce 17, Jacob Wandrey 5, Tyler Bennett 21. Hallsville Madison trailed 15-8 at the first break. Blaine Love hit a runner while Bradley Pierce and Tyler Bennett each nailed a trey. Pierce had four baskets; a trey and three two’s in the second quarter while Jacob Wandrey added a longrange jumper and Madison trailed 30-20 at the half. A Love jumper and a Bennett free throw were all the third quarter Madison points. Trailing 46-23 after three periods. Two Love charity tosses and two Nick Craigg free throws ended the Panther scoring and they fell 55-37. Scoring: Blaine Love 6, Bradley Pierce 12, Jacob Wandrey 3, Tyler Bennett 4, Nick Craigg 2. The Panthers don’t take to the court again until Jan. 7 versus Sturgeon.

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The Madison Panthers fell to Community R-VI 71-25 in recent varsity basketball action. Madison trailed 13-2 and 25-13 in the first two quarters and trailed 38-15 at the half. Blake Hultz had three buckets and a free throw in the first half while Blake Brown added five points with two jumpers and a charity toss. Also, Bradley Pierce added a jumper and Jacob Wandrey a free throw. The third quarter was a 23-7 Trojan quarter and they led 61-22 after three periods. Bennett, Brown and Wandrey all hit jumpers with Bennett’s being of the three variety.

Bennett added another long range jumper in the fourth for the final Panther points. Scoring: Bradley Pierce 2, Jacob Wandrey 3, Tyler Bennett 6, Blake Hultz 6, Blake Brown 7. The varsity Panthers hosted Cairo on Tuesday, Dec. 4 and travel to Higbee on Friday, Dec. 7.


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Secluded 13 Acres, 3 bedroom, 2 bath singlewide home with family addition,doors, lots overlook large stocked pond, 30 ft. x 70 ft. insulated metal building withroom 4 overhead of added features, 30x50 metal building with concrete floor and large door, 18x20 metal concrete floor, and electric. One overhead door is oversized for large boats etc. $179,900. carport, and concrete storm shelter, nice decks, large treesIowa and creek near Mark Twain 27432 104 Farm, private hunting farm with income, smallRd, cabin,Perry. and metal LakeAcre BoatSecluded Ramp. $132,500. 80032945 4 br, 2 ba 2 story home, House,40Garage Clubhouse basement onlevel 29 Wooded AcreslotsAdjoining North barn, acres of&tillable land, with 40 acres mostly pasture with of large scattered newer mobile home, 8 River, House has stone wood burning fireplace, 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, stocked trees, balance heavily wooded including a branch of Indian$109,900 Creek., fenced area for pond, horses, access to North River, view of river and valley,Acres. Philadelphia. $165,000. 80035879 Monroe Rd 390, Severalwith Mark Twain LakeMetal boat ramps and Indian Creek are just 33617 Hwy U, Newer Ranch Home Extra Large Building, 2050 sq. ft. 3Marina bedroom, 2 S t o u t s v i l l e . minutes away. $299,000. bath home with many quality features, also 48 ft. x 60 ft. insulated metal building with 5concrete br, 332ba ranch, ,or3 72garage anddetails. full bath, 4 acres has pond with dock & fountain, Will Dividefloor acres.doors, Call for pond, located just off7 Hwyacres. J north of Cannon Dam or south of US 36, Monroe City. $185,000. Beautiful Country Home on 32 Private Acres, 2275 sq. ft. home (plus 450 sq. ft. 3 Ranch Home, 2 bedroom, 2 bath home in Stoutsville Resort, excellent location near $174,900. season room), spectacular MarkBoat Twain Lakecity 3water, directions, lots ofCovered extra Stoutsville Boat andviews Northofhydrant Fork Ramp atinMark Twain Lake. porch 2.5 Acres inRamp Paris, city with electric, and features, sewer & oak cabinets, $69,900. available. of blacktop frontage. $50,000. ground source329 heat ftpump system, 32 acres with stocked pond attracts all kinds of wildlife, 8.4 open with some atwoods, Monroe Rd 455 off ofHwy 5 AcreAcres, Tract, enjoy fishing & boating private lake acreU, nice 30x40 metalDistrict. building, located off HwytheU15inacre Monroe County,thatParisis part School27district. Paris commonSchool area, RVs, garages,$39,900. pole barns, and homes are allowed, off Hwy U in Monroe 89 Acres, Income/Hunting farm with one-half tillable and one-half $384,900. County. $25,000. wooded, 1 mile from Hwy Z, Monroe Co. rural water and electric 40 AcresHome, in Monroe County, wooded private pond,excellent use of nearby 27 acre Ranch 2 bedroom, 2 bath homeandinpasture, Stoutsville Resort, location near available. $356,000. common area 15Acres, acre surveyed four 10 acre tracts, minutes from Mark 59 Wooded hunting property located offporch Hwy& Stoutsville BoatwithRamp and lake, Northsecluded Fork BoatintoRamp at Mark TwainjustLake. Covered Twainnear Lake Southfork off Hwy U, Monroe Co. $120,000. 154 Boat Ramp. $134,900 oak cabinets, $69,900. 107 Acres in hunting Ralls County, Approx 75 mostly level acres. . 40 Acres, excellent on this secluded 40 acres, mostly level withtillable lots of scattered Wooded draws make up balance acreage. $480,600. 137 in Ralls 64 acres tillable landBoat that has beenoffused trees,Acres largeFarm permanent deerCounty, stand, near MarkofofTwain Lake Ramp, HwyasD,pasture, Monroe73 Secluded 75 wooded Acres, adjoining public lands and Mark County. $125,000. acres is wooded with many large trees,,metal-sided metal barn, several levelandwooded that pole would Twain Lake with 4 bedroom home largeareas metal 24.7 Acres, rolling pasture with scattered trees, fenced withroad good Highway 24 frontage, barn. Property is on good dead-end private with locked gate. make excellent home sites overlooking wooded draws where lakes could be built. Center, rural water, electric Stoutsville. $117,500. Excellent deer available, and turkey hunting. Walk to branch of South Fork Mo off ofHwyMark 19. $395,000.. Arm Twain Lake off Hwy 154. $269,900. 38 Acres, secluded land adjoining Corps property, North Fork Arm of Mark Twain Lake, new 30’x40’ metal building, property is 1⁄2 wooded with many large trees, lots of deer, turkey, and other wildlife. Just off Hwy 24, Stoutsville. $159,000. Rare 3.36 Acres, within walking distance of Mark Twain Lake, close to South Fork Boat Ramp, good building site with lots of woods behind home site, Victor Place just off Hwy 154. Paris school district. $24,900. PARIS 1 Acre Lot in Florida, MO, adjoinsRURAL Corps land, old frameFIRE house. $69,500. PROTECTION DISTRICT 11.2 Acres, Monroe Rd 573, Stoutsville, near Mark Twain Lake Access. $64,900. The filing forsmall Board forwater Paris Rural 7 Acres, pasture andperiod woods with creek &ofHwyDirectors 24 frontage, rural on property, Fire Protection District is open from Tuesday, December Stoutsville near Hwy 107. $34,900. 11, 2012, and closes Tuesday, January 15, 2013. Anyone

wishing to file may do so by filing with Diane Wilson, 118 North Main, Paris, Missouri, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Two directors will be elected – both to serve a six-year term. Legislation provides that when the number of filings is no greater than the number of directors to be elected, no election is held and candidates assume office as if elected.

NOTICE The filing period for the Board of Trustees of the Monroe County Health Department begins on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012, and closes Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013. Those wishing to file can do so at the Monroe County Clerk’s Office, Paris, Mo., between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Two trustees will be elected to serve a four-year term. RSMo Section 205.031 provides that when the number of candidates filing is no greater than the number of trustees to be elected, no election is held and the candidates assume office as if elected.

CLASSIFIEDS 14 Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012 REAL ESTATE FOR RENT AUCTIONS 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.

r HAYHURST REAL ESTATE 23815 Hwy 24 West • Paris, MO

37 acres – ¾ wooded, ¼ open, water and electric available, excellent hunting, off of Hwy 154. $2,500 per acre 604 S. Fairview, Paris – 3 bedroom, 1 bath home with 2 car attached garage. Updated kitchen with all new stainless appliances, New Geothermal heat and cooling, open floor plan, wood floors, mudroom or possible 4th bedroom, 30’ x 50’ shop. Ready to move into. $112,000 730 S. Main, Paris – 3 bedroom, 1.5 bathrooms, newly updated kitchen, open living and dining room, walk in closets, 30’ x 40’ shop with electric and water with half bath. Ready to move into. $117,500

Mark Twain Lake Area • Farms • Residental • Hunting

660-327-1507(Bus.) 573-473-0776 (Cell) e-mail:

Aluminum Cans (In 13 Gal. Bags or Larger) 50¢ Per lb.

(Prices Subject to Change) ALSO BUYING Copper • Brass Aluminum • Scrap Iron Stainless Steel • Auto Batteries

Fusselman’s Salvage Co. Hwy. 24 West • Moberly

660-263-6811• 800-337-6811


The land owned or rented by the following are posted against trespassing for the 201213 hunting season. The charge is $1.00 per line each week for the season and is to be PAID IN ADVANCE.

Jane Miller Farm (6/1/13) Lewis & Ball Farms (11/15/13) Ruth Carr Farm (11/15/13)

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

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

PETS FOR SALE: Three pure bred yorkie male puppies. Ready for Christmas. $200/puppy. Call 573473-5319..............49-1t


Little Rick’s Plumbing

Plumbing • Heating Cooling • Electrical Work Call Little Rick Heitmeyer

•660-327-4726• •573-473-6494•

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 FOR RENT: 1 bedroom mobile, appliances, $225.00. Two bedroom mobile, appliances, C/A $285.00. Deposit and references required. Call 660-263-7533..............46-4t

HELP WANTED HELP WANTED: Part-time Secretarial position. Computer and transcription skills required. Reply to: P.O. Box 207, Paris, MO 65275........................49-2t TAKE A LOOK-TEAM DRIVERS: Weekly average-$1000 to $1200 each Drive the Midwest/Home Weekends Great Benefits at Hogan! Hogan. Class A CDL Call Tabitha 866-275-8841

FOR SALE FOR SALE: PECANS - 5 lb. bags cracked only $12.50 per bag. Garden of Angels, 502 Main St. Perry. 573-4737644............................49-1t

SALE VISIT MCLAUGHLIN WESTERN STORE: West of Paris. Tuesday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sales up to 70% Off. Lots of Christmas gifts under $25. 660-3274869.............................49-1t

PEANUTS PEANUTS ARE HERE! Get yours at CO-OP AgriService, Hwy. 24 W., Paris. ...................................41-tfn

MICS. Visit online www. mclaughlinwesternstore. com.............................49-1t


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

660-291-5921 • 800-404-3400

NEW YEAR’S DAY AUCTION, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, 10 a.m., at Johnston Auction Center, Hwy. 24, Madison, Mo. Selling gold & silver coins, antique furniture, collectibles, primitives, & more. Call now to sell your items. Col. James L. Johnston 573473-4904 or toll free 800404-3400...................49-3t

WANTED FARMLAND WANTED TO RENT: Motivated top producing family farming operation will pay top price for good farmland in Monroe and surrounding counties. Call 573-721-3262 ...................................38-11t WANTED: Young farm family seeking tillable acreage in the Paris area for the upcoming 2013 crop season. 217430-3509......................44-8t

SERVICES DRY DOCK CAMPGROUND: Ten new spots erected. Ready for use. Only six available for 2013. Need reservation. 573-5600084...........................44-tfn NEED A CARPENTER OR HANDYMAN SERVICES? Call Tom Garnett at 660327-5637..................49-1t

WANTED WANTED: A good place for husband and wife to bow hunt for deer. We are both retired and just looking for a place to have some fun. We were both born and raised in Paris, Mo. Call 660-651-5131..........49-1t


Immediate Opening Available in: Paris/ Stoutsville, MO 65283 Shifts Available: Day, Eve, Weekends Experience with Trach and Feeding Tube Preferred Advantage Nursing Services 1-800-830-2737 POSITION WANTED

Back for the Winter Plumbing, Heating and Electrical Insured 38 years Experience in area.

Heitmeyer Plumbing Cell: 573-473-5577 Home: 660-327-4091

LOST LOST: Ladies Caravelle watch. Last seen in Paris Baptist Church. Contact 660-327-4161. Leave message....................49-1t

GLOVES GLOVES!!! Stop by and see our new selection of gloves. Monroe County CO-OP ....................................40-tfn

SERVICES RICK MCKINNEY CONSTRUCTION 660-327-4547 • 573-473-7007 *license insured*


concrete foundations • basements • crawl spaces • retaining walls


cobblestone • flagstone • driveways • patios sidewalks • septic, sewer systems • lagoons Bobcat, backhoe & dump truck services available • rock hauling • room additions garages • pole barns

4-H Youth Education Assistant Position half-time position to assist in the planning, management and support of the University of Missouri Extension Youth Development program (4-H) in Monroe County. Requires 60 semester hours or applicable experience. Requires occasional evening/weekend hours. Monroe County residence preferred. Application packets available at Extension Office, 208 North Main Street, Paris, Mo.; 660-327-4158. Applications accepted until 3:30 p.m. on Dec. 21, 2012. University of Missouri Extension provides equal opportunity to all participants in extension programs and activities, and for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without discrimination on the basis of their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or status as a protected veteran.

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THANK YOU Thanks to the PTSA for the bike I won in the drawing at the Breakfast with Santa. I LOVE my new bike!


The children of Marjorie F. Lute would like to express their gratitude and thanks to our family and friends for their acts of kindness and help throughout Mom’s illness and her death. All visits, food, flowers, memorials, cards, calls and concerns have been greatly appreciated. Thanks to the staff and employees of Moberly Nursing and Rehab, Home Care of Mid-Missouri Hospice, the beautiful service provided by Bill Stuart and Staff of Cater Funeral Home and Berna Kotsenburg. We are grateful for the messages brought to us by ministers Curt McLaughlin and Bill Tuggle. Thank you to the Middle Grove Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) for the wonderful dinner served after the service. Your help was greatly appreciated. A special thank you to our aunt, Carol Ann Lewis, Cousin, Cathy Lewis and friend, Judy Thornburg for helping care for Mom and spending days and nights with her. Thanks to Irvin and Lena Lute for checking on Mom almost everyday. We take comfort in knowing that Mom is now with our Heavenly Father and is at peace. May God Bless you all.




For default in the payment of the indebtedness secured by the deed of trust executed by Verona Dale Dye, a single person, dated June 20, 2007, recorded in Book 323, at Page 1451, in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of Monroe County, Missouri, the undersigned Successor Trustee will, on Wednesday, the 10th day of December, 2012, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., to-wit: at 10 a.m., at the west door of the Monroe County Courthouse, Monroe County, Missouri, sell the below described property at public venue to the highest bidder for cash for the purpose of satisfying the indebtedness, costs, and expenses as provided in said deed of trust: All of Lot Ten (10) of “SHRADER’S SUBDIVISION” to the Town (now City) of Paris, Missouri. (The above described property has an address of 625 Bryan Avenue, Paris, MO 65275.) Sidney E. Wheelan – Successor Trustee 660-263-3100


Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, 15 U.S.C. 1692c(b), no information concerning the collection of this debt may be given without the prior consent of the consumer given directly to the debt collector or the express permission of a court of competent jurisdiction. The debt collector is attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Published on: November 15, 22, 29 and December 6, 2012 N THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COURT, MONROE COUNTY, MISSOURI Judge or Division: PROBATE Case Number: 12MNPR00049 HEATHER D. WHEELER CIRCUIT CLERK MONROE COUNTY, MO (Date File Stamp) In the Estate of FRANK PRICE BALL, Deceased.



(Supervised Administration) To All Persons Interested in the Estate of FRANK PRICE BALL, Decedent: On November 19, 2012, the following individual was appointed the personal representative of the estate of FRANK PRICE BALL, decedent, by the Probate Division of the Circuit Court of Monroe County, Missouri. The Personal representative’s business address and phone number is: DOROTHY JONES, P.O. BOX 242, PARIS, MO 65275 The personal representative’s attorney’s name, business address and phone number is: SIDNEY E. WHEELAN, 110 N. 5TH ST., MOBERLY, MO 65270, 660-263-3100. 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: 14-0CT-2012 Date of first publication: November 29,2012 Receipt of this notice by mail should not be construed by the recipient to indicate that the recipient necessarily has a beneficial interest in the estate. The nature and extent of any person’s interest, if any, can be determined from the files and records of this estate in the Probate Division of the above referenced Circuit Court. Published on: November 29, December 6, 13 and 20, 2012

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Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012


Scenes from PTSA sponsored 2012 Breakfast With Santa

The winners of the bicycles at the PTSA sponsored Breakfast with Santa were are Max Billings, right, and Kaleia Heitmeyer. Photo by Dana Billings

Reindeers, Elves and Santa were the order of the day at the 2012 Paris R-II PTSA sponsored Breakfast With Santa. Visitors were treated to donuts and juice and children were able to get their pictures with Santa. APPEAL PHOTOS

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Obituaries ✝

Edmond Briscoe 1956-2012

Vera Craig 1936-2012

Vera Craig, 76, of San Antonio, Texas, died Monday at a San Antonio hospital. She was born on Nov. 9, 1936, in Stoutville, Mo., to Herman A. and Bessie Blanche Abell Whelan. She was preceded in death by her parents, a son, Randy Lee Evans, and husband, Jennings B. Craig. She is survived by longtime companion, Charles Clark of San Antonio; children, Dennis Evans of Monroe City; Cindy Klement of Lincoln, Calif.; Melinda Buckman of Hannibal; and Kim Stevenson of Sahaurita, Ariz.; brothers, Bill Whelan of Hannibal, Artie Whelan of Monroe City, Charles Whelan of Stoutsville, and Donald Whelan of Indian Creek; grandchildren, great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Prior to her retirement, she had managed campgrounds throughout the southern part of the United States, and most recently in Texas. In addition to being an avid reader, she enjoyed traveling and watching the San Antonio Spurs basketball team. She supported disabled veterans’ groups, the Democratic Party and animal shelters.

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Memorial services for Edmond Briscoe (Eddie B.) Caldwell, 56, of Perry will be held at 7 p.m., Thursday, December 6, at Cannon Dam Opry, Perry. Private family interment services will be held at a later date. Visitation will be Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Cannon Dam Opry. Services are under the direction of Bienhoff Funeral Home, Perry. Mr. Caldwell passed away at his home at 1:03 a.m., Dec. 3, following a 10 year battle with cancer. He was born May 15, 1956 in Hannibal, the son of Edmond Cleaver and Margaret Briscoe Caldwell. He was married to Teresa Jeffrey on Aug. 3, 1985 in Mexico, and she survives. Other survivors include his mother of Perry; three children, Champ Jeffrey Caldwell of Columbia; Cannon Dawn Caldwell of Per-


ry and Bobby Caldwell of Troy; two sisters, Rebecca “Becky” Caldwell of Perry and Mary Kay (Tim) Wyss of Mexico; several nieces and nephews and other family and friends. Mr. Caldwell was a lifetime area resident and farmer. He was a 1974 graduate of Mark Twain High School, a 1978 graduate of Westminster College and a member of the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity. He worked at First National Bank of Montgomery City for one year and then for the Missouri Department of Agriculture for 10 years as a state grain inspector. He then returned home to take over the family farm. He served on the Ralls County Soil and Water Conservation District Board for eight years and the Lick Creek Cemetery Board for many years. He was a member of the Perry Lions Club, the Lick Creek Masonic Lodge #302, and the Mark Twain Hookers Bass Club. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, sports, and was an avid Mizzou fan. Memorial contributions may be made to Lick Creek Cemetery, Perry Lions Club, or Campassus Hospice, 3050 I-70 Dr. S.E. Suite 100, Columbia, Mo. 65201. Honorary pallbearers will be Tom McBride, Les Wilson, Mike Bluthe, Jim Behrens, Clyde Oligschlaeger, Eddie Joe Hamill, Bill Wright, Tim Wyss, Dennis

Stuart, Paul Allgood, Ron Seabaugh, Don Seabaugh, Roger Cowden, Kevin Evans, Brad Dodge, Jim Reinhard, Mike Crocker, and Tony Burden. Online condolences may be made at

Gary Dale Beamer 1961-2012

Gary Dale Beamer, 51, of Paris, passed away at Monroe Manor Nursing Home in Paris, on Monday, Dec. 3, after a lengthy illness. Gary was born Aug. 7, 1961 in Paris, the son of Jack and Lavonna Breid Beamer. He was employed at A. B. Chance Co. (Hubbell) in Centralia, as a welder for 24 years. Mr. Beamer is survived by his parents, Jack Beamer and Onie Marshall, 3 children, Brook, Devin and Brent Beamer, all of Paris, a granddaughter, Addie Wood, 2 sisters, Deborah Cullifer of Paris, and Pam Beamer of Cairo, 1 brother, Paul Beamer of Columbia, and a half-brother, Darin Marshall, State of Florida. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 6, at Agnew Funeral Home in Paris with Reverend John Grimmett officiating. Visitation will be held from noon till time of funeral on Thursday. Burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery at Paris.

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