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Voter turnout for the 2013 Missouri Municipal Election was low with only 10.22 percent of registered voters going to the polls compared to last year’s 19.42 percent. Five hundred sixty-six out of 5,540 Monroe County registered voters visited the polls. In local races, the Paris R-II School District boundary change collected 88.76 percent yes votes to only 11.24 percent no votes. In uncontested races, Kathy Sasek was reelected Mayor of Madison; Chris Popkes and Kevin Embree return as City of Paris Aldermen; Johnny Ragsdale and Guy Callison are both elected to Village of Holliday Board of Trustees. Full local election results can be found below. Bold denotes winner


School Boundary Change Yes - 158 (88.76%) No - 20 (11.24%)


Ward 1 East Chris Popkes - 38 (100%) Ward 2 West Kevin Embree - 64 (96.97%) Write In - 2 (3.03%)


Board of Trustees (vote for 2) Johnny Ragsdale - 7 (53.85%) Guy Callison - 6 (46.15%)


Board of Trustees Write In - 7 (100%)


Sub District #3 (vote for 1) Richard J. Fredrick - 72 (54.96%) Jackie Bordeleau - 59 (45.04%)


Mayor (vote for 1) Kathy Sasek - 54 (96.43%) Write In - 2 (3.57%) Aldermen (vote for 2) Nancy Meals - 55 (45.08%) Hal Bennett - 45 (36.89%) Julie Cullom - 21 (17.21%) Write In - 1 (0.82%)


One Year Unexpired Term (vote for 1) James R. Freels - 97 (95.10%) Write In - 5 (4.90%) Three Year Term(vote for 2) Janey Youse - 84 (39.25%) Bryan O’Bannon - 69 (32.24%) Cindy Hultz - 57 (26.64%) Write In - 4 (1.87%)


Six Year Term (vote for 2) Gary R. Wilson - 165 (46.09%) Thomas T. DeOrnellis - 162 (45.25%) William Thomas - 31 (8.66%)


The FBLA Annual “All-You Can Eat” Pancake Breakfast will be held on Saturday, April 13, from 7-10 a.m., at Paris High School cafeteria. Cost is $5, ages 3-12 is $3, and under 3 free. Funds raised will be used to send 23 students to FBLA State Leadership Conference and for the FBLA scholarship.


Relay For Life of Monroe County Kick Off will be held on Monday, April 8, at jacs restaurant, Paris, from 5-9 p.m. Local youth will waiter/waitress and there will be give-a-ways every 30 minutes according to event coordinator Ali Rentschler.


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Health Department Director addresses “9-12” meeting Monroe County Health Department Administrator Paula Delaney addressed “9-12 We The People of Monroe County” at their monthly meeting on Thursday, March 28, at the Paris Library. Administrator Delaney discussed the Medical Reserve Corps with the assembled. “Emergencies strike anytime including tornadoes, floods, or terrorist activity,” said Delaney. “When we have natural disasters like snow and flood we have to clean up afterward. Due to good weather media coverage we were able to be prepared for these recent storms.” Delaney noted that residents also have to be on alert for chemicals spills, nuclear disasters, etc., and they can be ready for these other disasters. Delaney described the “Ready in Three” program.

Monroe County Health Department Administrator Paula Delaney addressed the “9-12” group at their March meeting. Left to right, Administrator Delaney, “9-12 cofounders Martha Staggs and Ron Staggs, and Missouri 40th District Representative Jim Hansen. APPEAL PHOTO

This program provides for three ways to prepare – Create a Plan; Prepare a Kit; and Listen For Information.

Administrator Delaney explained how to create a plan including how to evacuate a house, get to town, and

plan for any other contingency needed.

HEALTH DEPT u See on page 9A

Alpha Phi Miss Paris Pageant Friday, April 5, at 7 p.m.

Danielle (Dede) Bounds and Kaylee Brown have but a few more days before their reign as Miss Paris and Junior Miss Paris, respectively, will end. The 2013 Miss Paris and Junior Miss Paris Pageant, sponsored annually by the Alpha Phi Sorority, will be held on Friday night, April 5, at the Paris R-II Gymnasium, beginning at 7 p.m. This year’s judges include Stephanie Diane Birdsong, of Moberly; Pam Jones, of Macon; and Kathy Ragland, of Laddonia. Becky Blackaby will be this year’s emcee. Blackaby, an entertainer from Paris, is a graduate of the University

of Missouri-Columbia and obtained a Master’s Degree in Speech Pathology from the University of Central Missouri. Growing up, she was involved in gymnastics, band, choir, and musical theatre. Blackaby is a former Mizzou cheerleader and has always enjoyed performing and entertaining. After college, Blackaby still felt a real desire to sing. She currently works part-time as a speechlanguage pathologist, while pursuing a second career in music. Blackaby has had success with national music competitions, including becoming a State Finalist three consecutive years in the Colgate

Country Showdown and being chosen as one of the “Elite 8” remaining contestants in CMT’s Music City Madness II Contest, with her original song Eye Games. In 2008, she started making frequent trips to Nashville, Tenn., to collaborate with others in the music industry and began playing writer’s nights at several venues in Nashville. In late 2010, Blackaby released her first single on the Country Breakout™ Chart. Her band helped form the sound of Kelly’s Got a Boyfriend, her co-written single which has received airplay on over 80 stations across the country. In 2011, Blackaby was featured on The Tennessean and Fox 17 Nashville

News when she auditioned for the National Anthem for the Nashville Sounds MLB team. Blackaby has opened shows for artists such as Steel Magnolia, Josh Thompson, The Jane Dear Girls, Randy Houser, Little Texas, Shooter Jennings and Cowboy Crush. She was a judge during the 2008 Miss Missouri Pageant and has entertained at the Miss Mark Twain Lake, Miss Paris, and Miss Madison Pageants. Becky is married to Lance, and they have a young daughter, Celia Sue. She is the daughter of Glenn E. and Dorothy Turner.

u See MISS PARIS on page 11A

GLORIA ROUSE RETIRING AFTER 23 YEARS WITH UMB After almost 23 years of being employed by UMB. Gloria Rouse is planning to retire. Gloria enjoyed living in Monroe County her entire life. She graduated from Mark Twain High School and then completed a special secretarial course at Truman State University. Gloria started her banking career at Perry State Bank working as a teller and proof operator. After several years of working there she took time off to be with her husband Robert and their daughter Pamela. On May 29, 1990, she was hired by UMB as a part-time proof operator. That position turned into a fulltime job and Gloria has enjoyed helping UMB customers as a drive-up teller and as a Personal Banking Representative. The banking business has seen many changes through the years, for example the convenience of “Banking-On-The Go”, but something that has not changed is still providing great customer service and showing customers they can “CountOn- More” from UMB. Gloria’s retirement comes at the same time UMB is celebrating their 100-year anniversary, and she is proud to have been a part of that milestone. She cannot say enough about the GREAT dedicated team that she works with at UMB. Not only have they been teammates, but they also have become close friends.

After almost 23 years of being employed by UMB. Gloria Rouse is planning to retire. APPEAL PHOTO

She will miss the daily conversations with her teammates and her customers and she says, “Thank You” to all of them. Gloria is looking forward to spending more time with Robert and her

family and friends. Her plans include taking care of their family home, entertaining at their camp, gardening, crafting, and keeping up with NASCAR.

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In With The Old - Part I

From the desk of the Editor



How much a year? As I was reading other media sources this week including newspapers, blogs, Twitter, FaceBook, etc. there were numerous references to sports, movie stars and music performers salaries. What salaries they are! For example a local favorite pitcher signed a four year deal worth 97 million dollars while two other baseball players signed long term contracts for 180 and 167 million dollars with the contracts being no longer than six or seven years and loaded with even more money in incentives. Now I think this is great if it is what the market bears but it got me to thinking about the “other” occupations and situations where the money is well deserved but the market does not bear it so to speak. I have always said that the individuals making the least amount of money are the people taking care of our children and the individuals taking care of our elderly. For example: Paris R-II FBLA Sponsor Barb Mason has brought 13 straight district titles and numerous state and national winners home to Paris. If things were equal the school district should lock her up with a multiyear long term mega million dollar contract to make sure that FBLA stays successful. Sara Watson is a local successful young teacher who after serving out her ‘first’ contract should be looked at as a ‘promising rookie’ and also signed to a long term money laden deal to make sure she stays a Coyote. If things were equal this could and should be done for all successful teachers. Cherylene and Juan Ramos, and Larry Isgrig (aka Zig) are local entrepreneurs who have con-

DAVID EALES tributed in a large way to making the local economy successful. Again if all things were equal the City of Paris or the Monroe County Commissioners would be offering long term economic development contracts with large signing bonuses to these worthy entrepreneurs. Local convenience store clerks Kayla Rowe (Abel’s Quik Stop) and Tannielle Parrott (Casey’s General Store) are hard working, diligent and customer service oriented workers who both businesses, if things were like the monopoly money world of sports and entertainment, would be forced to offer large incentive laden contracts to keep their customers happy. What a perfect world it would be if Monroe Manor, Wildwood Care Center, A&J’s Imagination Station and all our other nursing homes and daycare centers were paid according to the fantastic care they provide to our children and seniors. In closing, what if the young man or woman returning home from Afghanistan, putting their lives on the line for our freedom and safety, and enlisting for another tour was paid if things were equal? What would they make? As much as a movie star or pro athlete? The skies the limit!!! Have a great week!


Calm down and close your mouth Am I the only one put off by the noises and gestures of athletes today? And do the folks that take pictures at games and sports events purposely take their pictures when the athlete is at their least attractive? My most recent example is a young lady on the Louisville team pictured, fist clenched and mouth open, in the face of a Baylor player at the Louisville upset victory in the women’s NCAA tournament. Without a caption it looks like a vampire movie in which the shorter player is about to go for the throat. I can almost bet you that one of the pictures resulting from the final four contests will depict some young man in primal scream mode or jumping into a chest bump that looks like two angry roosters fighting to the death. Then there are the silly post touchdown rituals in the end zone, which can and should draw a flag if overdone. And don’t you wish

the coaches of young athletes would tell their kids to keep the noise down, that there is no need for it, it doesn’t improve your game and may scare small children and animals? And wouldn’t tennis be more enjoyable without the loud grunts that escape from both men and women players after they hit the ball? Yes. I am guilty as charged as old fashioned and a known stickler when it comes to being a good sport and keeping our bad habits from finding their way into kids’ sports. So news people please try not to get the very worst view of our athletes on the sports pages the same way you don’t publish pictures of people eating or picking their noses. And coaches stop the noises and gestures early before they become bad habits. And athletes please, please calm down and keep your mouths closed. Thanks so much. I feel a lot better! R.J.F.

I am still talking about family because I believe it is so important to strive to have as healthy as families as possible. We all know there is no such thing as a “perfect” family or a 100% healthy family but there are definitely things we can do, values we can instill, and actions we can take to make our families stronger. And I for one believe our children are worth it. But without healthy families we will not be able to provide the healthy environments they need and also deserve. We should desire to help provide a place for them to flourish and thrive and become all they were created and destined to become. And how awesome a privilege it is that we can choose to be a part of that and make a difference in their lives!!!! I know a lot of people this day and age are looking for the latest and greatest in everything from diet to technology to way of parenting. We sometimes think it is best to have the new this or the new that and think the old this or the old that doesn’t work anymore. Now this may be the case

LISA TALTON sometimes but not always. Sometimes in with the old is what we really need. I am finding this more and more to be the case when it comes to raising our children. All these new ways of discipline, choices, do this, not that, make sure they are reading now by age four or they won’t succeed in school, etc. etc etc., doesn’t really seem to be helping our children be more compassionate, caring, smarter, more successful, less overweight, more respectful of authority. I was raised with high expectations, strict discipline, better use my manners and all that out dated stuff and I think I turned out fine. I couldn’t read before I went to kindergarten and don’t believe I could read

As Time Goes By

All yesteryears are reprinted in the exact text of the original issue 90 Years Ago April 6, 1923 First Women Elected to Monroe County Office: Mrs. Julia C. Mason, principal of the Paris Junior High School was elected County Superintendent of Monroe County schools, on the face of incomplete returns at Tuesday’s school election. Sixty-two districts out of 99 gave Mrs. Mason 1,809 votes to 934 for Prof. Davis Acuff of the Granville School. The districts reporting include all the towns in the county and Mrs. Mason’s majority is believed to be larger than all the votes combined that have not come in. Proposition For a $24,000 Building Gets Majority But Not the Two-Thirds Necessary: At the school election in Holliday, Tuesday, the proposition to vote bonds to the amount of $24,000 for a new school building failed to get the twothirds majority needed The vote was 108 for and 84 against. A change of 20 votes would have given Holliday a new school building. Booster’s for the new building are planning to bring the proposition to a vote again next year, when it is said a new law does away with the twothirds required and allows a majority to carry a bond issue. Elmer Reno and J.J. Johnson were elected to the school board, succeeding L.E. Miller and Perry Lenhart. The vote for County Superintendent was; Mrs. Julia Mason 84, Davis Acuff 118.

75 Years Ago April 7, 1938 Found An 1832 Half Dollar: Dos Buffington, on the Bonsall farm a mile west of Florida, found a silver half dollar that was made in 1832 last Friday. Mr. Buffington unearthed the coin while digging in the pasture. It was six inches below the surface. Coin collectors, it is believed, pay a very large premium for half dollar pieces of that date. Warm March, Cold April: March 1938, was the warmest March on record, and the wettest. Freezing temperatures prevailed on only two days, the 6th and 7th. Total rainfall was trifling less than 4 inches. April came in very wet and very cold. Not a day has been comfortable. Much rain has fallen. On Thursday morning the trees, many of which were in full blossom, were covered with a coating of ice. Building Fire Wall: The stairway between the Paris Plumbing Co. room and the Speed & Blakey furniture store is being torn out this week and the second floor doors leading from on building to the other is being closed. A firewall will be used in their place between the two buildings. 50 Years Ago April 4, 1963 New Cemetery To Be Park Type: Raymond Jackson, of Mexico, was in Paris Wednesday and surveyed and staked out the corners of 15 acre plot of ground

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or provide minimal support but I do not believe it is making our children smarter. I still believe one of the best things we can do as a parent is get our children excited about reading at a young age. How do we do that? We start reading to them when they are young. I have yet to find a young child that does not like their parent to read to them. The child associates reading with time spent with their parent. Then when they start reading themselves, we let them read to us. I am not saying all kids will always love to read. Some will start to bore with it while others may continue on but I can almost guarantee that a child at the age of six or seven is not going to turn down a book read by their parent especially if it is something they have been accustomed to doing. Life gets so busy and our children really do want our attention and some of our time. The younger we can start traditions like reading to them the better. I know I would rather have my son snuggled up on my lap while I am reading to him than him playing some educational game on his iPod.


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too much more when I left at the end of the year for summer vacation. School at that age consisted of getting us excited about learning. It was about helping us open our minds and seeing some of the possibilities that life had to offer. It was about helping us tap into places inside us that we didn’t even know were there. It was about letting our creative side come out whether it was through painting, or writing, or building, or singing, It was about reinforcing what our parents were teaching us like using our manners, treating people with respect, cleaning up after ourselves. Now some of our teachers are having to introduce these things as new concepts to our children because they are not getting taught them at home. Growing up, my siblings and I did not have iPods, or computers with “educational” games or apps on them to help us in school and all seven of us were above average students. I hear so many parents justify getting their six, seven, eight year old child an iPod, tablet etc. for educational purposes. An educational app or game may be able to help aid a child

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the city recently bought from Ray Blades to add to the Walnut Grove cemetery. It has a 990 foot south frontage across the road to the north of the present cemetery. Plans now are for a lawn type cemetery in the new section, with all graves level with the ground and no stones or markers standing above that level. Mrs. Acuff Reelected as Superintendent: Mrs. Mary Acuff, county superintendent of schools, was returned to that job Tuesday in the countywide school election, without opposition. Only a few districts have reported their vote, but there was no opposition apparent in any that did. No one filed against her. Plan New Bridge at North Fork; The State Highway Commission is planning a new bridge across North Fork of Salt River, east of the village of North Fork. A construction contract may be let within the next few months, a highway commission official told the Appeal this week. The bridge will replace the old, worn-out steel bridge known as the Crow Bridge, on that will not carry modern weights. The new bridge will be built at approximately the same site. It will span one of the high reaches of the Joanna reservoir when that is built. The present bridge is 20 feet above the normal level of the lake waters. The new bridge is expected to be at approximately the same level.

25 Years Ago April 7, 1988 Paris Woman is Three Time Lottery Winner: A Paris woman won her third instant game top prize last week when she won $1,000 in the Missouri Lottery’s current instant game, “License to Win.” Charlotte Forbeck, 43, purchased her latest winning ticket at Abel’s Quik Shop, in Paris. She said she planned to take a trip to Las Vegas with her winnings. This is the second time Forbeck has won $1,000 in the “License to Win” game, and she won $86,000 in February of 1986 in the “Jackpot 8” instant game. New Editor for Appeal; expansion planned: Appeal Publisher Carter Blanton has announced the appointment of Tome Bates, Clay City, Ill. as the new assistant editor for the 120-year-old weekly newspaper in Paris. Bates, a veteran newspaper man, has both daily and weekly newspaper experience. He previously specialized in photography and sports reporting. He has also done general news reporting while at West Salem Times, in West Salem. Bates will be replacing Chuck Herron who resigned early in March to take a position with the Mark Twain Regional News, in Monroe City. Bates has assumed his new duties at the Appeal as of the first week in April. His duties will consist of advertising sales, reporting, page layout, photography and management.

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3rd Quarter Paris R-II High School and Junior High Honor Roll

Paris R-II High School Honor Roll recipients. Principal Honor Roll students are in the first row. APPEAL PHOTO



Paris R-II Band Competitors, left to right: First row - Rae Graupman, Brooke Hunt, Grace Peak, Makenzie Fox, Chrisee Wheeler, Quin Bartels, Hannah Bartels, Ben Ebbesmeyer, Robyn Batsell and Dacota French. Second row - Katlyn Otto, Caitlyn Nobis, Tanner Anderson, Shania Gibbs, Autumn Taylor, Leanna Miller, Sabrina Wright, Allison Miller and Danielle Wheelan. Third row - Chance Scott, Amber Chapman, Hannah Mitchell, Makayla Fox and Dillian Hancock.  APPEAL PHOTO

Paris R-II Junior High School Honor Roll recipients. Principal Honor Roll students are in the first row. APPEAL PHOTO JUNIOR HIGH 8th grade Coyote: derson, Aaron Atchison, PRINCIPALS HONOR ROLL Trenton Brandl, Kaylee Hannah Bartels, Rachel

7th grade Principals: Robyn Batsell, Brett Crigler, Makayla Fox, Drew Lockhart, Grace Peak, Mary Stahlschmidt, Madison Wheelan, Bobbie Wisdom. 8th grade Principals: Taylor Dye, Ben Ebbesmeyer, Betsy Embree, Maddie Flick, Payton Ness, Aubrey Wiggans, Brittany Williams. JUNIOR HIGH COYOTE HONOR ROLL

7th grade Coyote: Jennifer Baumann, Amber Chapman, Deserea Cullom, Stephen DeOrnellas, Molly Dunlap, Taylor Gruber, Breck Hancock, Dakota Howard, Cindy Kohler, Bethany Leach, Logan Lehenbauer, Alex Major, Allison Miller, Brett Miller, Hannah Mitchell, Trenton Morgan, Lora Morton, Katie Reams, Brandon Williams.

Brown, Samantha Davis, Bryce Dunlap, Dillian Hancock, Donna Haynes, Carmyn Holmes, Cameron Hunter, Dylan Painter, Chase Redington, Nic Thomas, Hadley Wiggans, Brooke Young. HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL’S HONOR ROLL

9th grade: Sydnee Playter, Jon Turner, Abbie Wheelan 10th grade: Quin Bartels, Eva Charlick, Teddy Eddesmeyer, Katie Otto, Autumn Taylor, Audrey Vitt, Chrisee Wheeler 11th grade: DeDe Bounds 12th grade: Kayla Benton, Shelby DeTienne, Meaghan Dye, Lauren Embree, Haley Fredrick, Steven Hayhurst, Chelsea Young HIGH SCHOOL COYOTE HONOR ROLL

9th grade: Dakota An-

Blades, Katelyn Breid, Laine Forrest, Tucker Gruber, Briar Hancock, Kordel Moore, Amber Nickell, Jacob Pease, Logan Pease, Shelby PowellWisdom, Abagail Robertson, Anna Stahlschmidt, Dakota VanWinkle, Mieko Williams, Sabrina Wright. 10th grade: Rachel Batsell, Sirena Bell, Ashley Carr, Brooke Carr, Austin Coffman, Christian Court, Dakota Davis, Courtney Dickey, Alex Dreckshage, Anthony Farran, Brant Francis, Michaela Harrison, August Hayhurst, Ben Hayhurst, EJ Kendrick, Jacob Major, Brett Mason, Annie Miller, Russell Mitchell, Joey Morton, Robyn North, Jake Peak, Kyle Popkes, Brooke Rentschler. PARIS R-II u See HONOR ROLL on page 9A

Paris R-II Band Competition winners included, left to right: First row – Katie Otto, Danielle Wheelan, Brooke Hunt, Makenzie Fox, Chrisee Wheeler, Sabrina Wright and Hannah Bartels. Second row – Rae Graupman, Rachel Batsell, Taylor Redmon and Ashley Sears. Scoring at Band Districts for the Paris R-II Band were: Vocal - Rae Graupman I; Flute – Brooke Hunt II; Trumpet – Danielle Wheelan II; Bass Clarinet – Hannah Bartels II; Clarinet – Katie Otto II; Baritone Saxophone – Chrisee Wheeler III; Saxophone – Sabrina Wright III; Snare – Rae Graupman III; Vocal – Ashley Sears III; Vocal – Hannah Bartels III; Girls Vocal Trio - Ashley Sears, Hannah Bartels, Taylor Redmon III; Girls Vocal Trio – Katie Otto, Rachel Batsell, Rae Graupman III; and Vocal - Makenzie Fox IV.  APPEAL PHOTO (Left) Rae Graupman took home the solo I rating for the Paris R-II Band.  APPEAL PHOTO

Great Job Coyotes

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Madison C-3 announces Madison Superintendent 3rd Quarter Honor Roll Fred Weibling receives Madison C-3 A Honor Roll 7th Grade Judy Hornbarger, Skyler Love, Ashlyn Peterson, Staci Stokes and Austin Thomas 8th Grade Maddison Breid, Corrie Dunkin, Payton Greiwe, Shelby Hendren, Hunter Salmons, Nathaniel Sims Freshmen Hannah Deaver Sophomores Josh Hendren, Lindsey Hendren, Dustin Ketchem, Wesley Luntsford, Katie Youse

Madison C-3 A Honor Roll

Madison C-3 B Honor Roll

Juniors Destinee Clark, Mary Clary, Allie Dunkin, Samantha LeGrand, Dakota Meals, Samantha Painter Seniors Liz Boillot, Hannah Grimsley. John Hendren, Sheridan Keeling, Angela Purdy, Jessica Stoebe, Jessica Walter, Jami Westfaul, Madison C-3 B Honor Roll 7th Grade Tyler Duffy, Emily Gibler, Danielle Herrin, Zane Luntsford, Maya McGuire, Ashley Redenbaugh, Taylor Young


MASA education award

8th Grade Kaylynn Black, Morning Clay, Billie Cullom, Korbin Dickerson, David Gibler, Bobby Johnston, Sarah Keeling, Brienna Staggs, Austin Thornton, Jacob Wolfe, Josh Youse Freshmen Nick Bird, Ricardo Gonzales, Breanna Hancock, Marlei Heckes, Joe Hulen, Steven Johnston, Daniel Lamm, Brandy Mauzey, Eddie Merzlak, Tressa Morris, Jenna Stoebe Sophomores Chelsea Barnes, Tyler Bennett, Ashley Finch, Jamie Finch, Austin Freels, Sandra Gonzales, Blaine Love, Josh McKee, Kaitlin Milner, Bradley Pierce, Niki Sims, Caitlyn Walter, Jacob Wandrey, Rachel Madison Superintendent Fred Weibling, left, receives Wood MASA.  Juniors Fred Weibling, Super- nized for his service of Dusty Albertson, intendent of the Madi- nine years as a princiBrandon Barton, Blake son C-3 School District, pal and sixteen years as Brown, Audri Burton, was recently honored for a superintendent. This Megan Clampitt, John- his twenty-five years or special recognition of na Moser, Jeremy Wil- more of service in educa- his dedication to educason, Shelby Woods tional administration by tion was made during Seniors the Missouri Association the awards banquet at the David Arnold, Chase of School Administrators MASA Spring Conference Barnes, Lindsey Dub- (MASA) on March 20 at the Lodge bert, Bridget Hancock, Weibling was recog- of Four Seasons at Lake Blake Hultz, Krystal Sanders, Wiley Whatley, Whitney Wood

Shirley Prewett, DDGM thanking the chapter for their help at the WGM’s Official Visit to the district. 21 members from the 6th district attended with seven members from Shelbina chapter. She also reminded the chapter of the DDGM Challenge to collect game, new books, and therapy tools suitable for ages 2-6 to be donated to the Rite Care clinics of the Scottish Rite. Discussion was held concerning serving the District Masonic Dinner, April 29. The menu was decided and members voiced donation selections. Dinner is at 6 p.m. The Pride for Supplies application has been filled out and mailed to the Masonic Home. In one of their outreach programs they will match the donation made by the chapter. In honor of Easter, Linda read a poem and gave everyone an Easter card. Sallie played “Easter Parade”. Chapter closed in regular form with members retiring to the dining room for crunch and peppermint pies, refreshments of chicken salad sandwiches, chips, cherry soda and coffee furnished

Ozark, Missouri. Weibling will be retiring June 30 of this year, ending his career in Madison after seven years and ending his educational career that began when he walked into his first classroom in the fall of 1972.

Madison Country Homemakers hear from County Assessor


OES meets, discusses District Dinner, and DDGM challenge

Shelbina Chapter #159 OES held a stated meeting March 27, with 14 members present. Chapter opened in short form with WM, Linda Sorrell Presiding. Other officers present were: Bob Allison,WP; Joyce Viloria, AM; Jim Sorrell, AP; Lois Turner, Secy; Susie Spencer, Treas; Linda Cullifer, Cond; Ivy Mozingo, A. Condo Pro Tem; Sarah Dawson, Chaplain; Sallie Allison, Organist; Connie Raymond, Esther; Melissa Johnson, Martha; Charles Rosenkrans, Warder and Nancy Thorndyke, Sentinel Pro Tem. All present repeated the Pledge of Allegiance and sang the National Anthem. Minutes were read and corrected. The charter was draped in memory of Bro. Connie Lee Gibbs, who had been a member of the order for 49-1/2 years. A moment of silent prayer was held. A thank you note was read from the Monroe City after prom committee for our recent donation. An invitation was read from Lighthouse #194, of Hannibal, for the visit of the DDGM, on April 11, with dinner at 6 p.m. A letter was read from

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by Connie and Steve Raymond. Refreshment committee for Wednesday, April 10, will be Susie Spencer and Margaret Gilbert. Dues for 2014 are $19.40 and may be mailed to Lois Turner, PO Box 116, Clarence, MO 63437. They are past due April 1.


The Madison Homemakers Club met on Thursday, March 28, at the Community Center. The meeting was opened by President Karen Forsyth leading us in the Pledge of Allegiance and the Membership Pledge. There were 17 members and two guests present. Clara Jo Slater has become a new member. Elsie Mallory was in charge of the program and presented her daughter Judy Harmon. Judy is the Monroe County Assessor. She is serving a four-year-term. She explained the duties of her office. Monroe County is a 3rd class county, so tax rates are set by the state. Assessments are made on personal property (such as cars, farm equipment, livestock, etc.) and real estate. It is the duty of residents to fill out their assessment forms and return them to the assessor’s office in a timely manner. The state follows up on county assessments and they stress to be equal and fair to everyone. The devotional “Potato




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Chips” was given by Karen. A game led by Barbara Black was to list as many words beginning with “wind” as possible. This game was won by Mary Ann Gibler. Roll call was answered with a “happening caused by wind.” A club trip was discussed. They plan to attend the Macon Repertory Theater, in October, to see “Church Basement Ladies,” the exact date to be set later. Scholarship applica-

tions from Madison High School were reviewed by all members. Marybelle Hartgrove won the drawing for the hostess gift. Refreshments of cookies, fruit salad, tea and coffee were served by hostesses Bonnie Crain and Karen. The meeting adjourned to meet on Thursday, April 25, at 9 a.m., at the Community Center, with Donna Newbrough and Joyce as hostesses. Betty O’Bannon will have the program.


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Monroe County Health Department April Schedule

Monroe County Historical Society President Mary McCullom models a bonnet at the Monroe County Historical Society quilt show, on Saturday, March 23.  APPEAL PHOTO


Monday, April 8--Friday, April 12 Lunch Served Monday-Friday -11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Monday - BBQ Riblette on Bun, French Fries, Oriental Slaw, Lime Sprinkled Pears Tuesday - Roast Beef, Mashed Potatoes/Gravy, Cauliflower & Cheese, Fruit Salad, Wheat Roll Wednesday - Homemade Cheeseburger on Bun (lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle), Tator Tots, Greek Salad, Brownie Thursday - Baked Ham, Baked Sweet Potato, Lima Beans, Pineapple Cake, Wheat Bread Friday - Fried Chicken, Mashed Potatoes/Gravy, Buttered Cabbage, Strawberries, Biscuit

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•B  oard of Trustees’ Meeting – April 16, at 5 p.m. – Location: Monroe County Health Department •G  eneral “Walk-In” Clinics Clinic will include immunizations, blood pressures, and other health services. Locations: Monroe City Senior Nutrition Center from 10-11 a.m. on Thursdays, April 4, 11, and 25. Monroe County Health Department in Paris from 8-10 a.m. on Mondays, April 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29.. Paris Nutrition Center from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Wednesday, April 3. •E  nvironmental 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. •W  omens Wellness/Family Planning Clinic Clinic offers women of reproductive age, Cervical and Breast Screenings, STD Testing, and methods of birth control. By Appointment Only. Clinic will be held Thursday, March 21 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Please call for an appointment. •W  IC

Pregnant, breastfeeding, postpartum women, and infants and children up to age 5 may qualify. BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please call for an appointment. Locations: Monroe City Christian Church, 214 Court St., Monroe City, on Tuesday, April 2 and 23. Monroe County Health Department in Paris on Wednesday, April 3 and 17. Monroe County Health Department provides services in the home for the homebound patients. The 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.

HOLLIDAY C-2 SCHOOL MENU Monday, April 9 - Friday, April 11

Breakfast Menu Monday - Cereal, Toast Tuesday - French Toast, Bacon Wednesday - Sausage, Cheese Biscuit Thursday -Chocolate Chip Muffin, Bacon Friday -Casey’s Donut, Sausage Lunch Menu Monday - Chicken Strips, Vegetable, Fruit Tuesday - Burrito, Vegetable, Fruit Wednesday - Mozzarella Sticks, Vegetable, Fruit Thursday - Lasagna, Vegetable, Fruit, Bread Stick Friday - Cheeseburger, Vegetable, Fruit, Cookie ***Cereal is served as an alternate choice for breakfast ***Milk is offered with each meal



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If your driver’s license has been suspended, your state Department of Motor Vehicles may require you to obtain an SR-22 document known as a Certificate of Financial Responsibility. An SR-22 verifies the purchase of vehicle insurance coverage required by the state for reinstatement of driving privileges. Reasons Why an SR-22 May Be Required The requirement to have an SR-22 is usually associated with: Multiple traffic offenses; DUIs, DWIs, or other serious moving violations; License suspension or revocation; or Violations for failure to maintain the mandatory insurance coverage required in your state. If you are required to get an SR-22, the traffic court where you appeared or the Department of Motor Vehicles will notify you by mail. The insurance company will charge a fee for providing an SR-22 certificate on your behalf. The amount of the fee may differ by state. Additional fees may be charged by the state. Typical SR-22 Terms Terms and requirements vary by state, but generally: You must retain both the SR-22 and your insurance policy for approximately three years. If your insurance policy lapses, your insurer is required by law to notify the Department of Motor Vehicle’s office. Your license will be suspended until your insurance has been reinstated. Once you have met your SR-22 obligations for the proscribed amount of time, your SR-22 status will be removed. Contact your insurance agent for more SR-22 information, and to determine the SR-22 and liability insurance requirements in your state. Your insurance agent can assist you in obtaining insurance and the SR-22 certificate through an insurance provider in your area.

PARIS R-II SCHOOL MENU Monday, April 8 - Friday, April 12

Breakfast Menu Monday - French Toast Sticks, Cinnamon Apple Slices, Cereal or Oatmeal, Toast & Jelly, Cinnamon Apple Slices Tuesday - Fruit & Yogurt Parfait or Cereal or Oatmeal Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake, Tropical Fruit Wednesday - Sausage Pancake on Stick, Chilled Juice, Cereal or Oatmeal, Yogurt, Chilled Juice Thursday - Opaa! Breakfast Sandwich, Hash Brown Patty, Orange Smiles or Cereal or Oatmeal, Toast & Jelly, Orange Smiles Friday - Biscuits & Gravy, Sausage, Melon or Cereal or Oatmeal, Yogurt, Melon Lunch Menu Monday - Corn Dog or Ham & Cheese Melt, Steamed Broccoli, Oven Fries, Orange Smiles, Fruit Tuesday - Chicken Nuggets or Super Nachos, Garden Salad, Easy Bean Bake, Pineapple, Fruit Wednesday - Chicken Patty or Oven Roasted Chicken, Mashed Potatoes w/ Gravy, Glazed Carrots, Peaches, Fruit, Opaa! Hot Roll Thursday - BBQ Rib on Bun or Chicken & Cheese Quesadilla, Tomatoes, Corn, Broccoli, Banana, Fruit Friday - Opaa! Cheese Pizza or Mozzarella Dunkers w/ Marinara, Baby Carrots w/ Dip, Broccoli, Garden Salad, Apple, Fruit ***Salad is served as an alternate choice for lunch

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Breakfast Menu Monday - Breakfast Bagel, Pineapple Rings, Milk Tuesday - Chocolate Chip Pancakes, Sausage, Orange Wedge, Milk Wednesday - Cereal, Biscuit, Juice & Milk Thursday - Scrambled Eggs, Toast, Juice & Milk Friday - Biscuit w/ Sausage Gravy, Juice & Milk Lunch Menu Monday - Chicken & Noodles, Hot Roll, Glazed Carrots, Orange Wedges, Milk Tuesday - Spaghetti & Meatballs, Mixed Vegetables, Breadstick, Peaches, Milk Wednesday - Taco Salad, Refried Beans, Pineapple, Snickerdoodle, Milk Thursday -Chicken Patty on Bun, Sliced Tomatoes, Cauliflower & Cheese, Mandarin Oranges, Milk Friday - Pizza Wedges, Broccoli w/ Ranch, Corn Grapes, Milk **Alternative luncheon option available daily WW=Whole Wheat WG=Whole Grain Menus subject to change


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Pastor Wesley Hammond The adult choir presented the cantata “One Holy Lamb” directed by Cheryl Gholson. Those singing were Diana Hammond, Lydia Treat, Gaylon Daffron, Ina Rae Brazeale, Libby Williams, Marsha Threlkeld, Chuck Brazeale, Charles Ensor, and Wayne Daffron. A solo part was sung by Mary Jo Crawford and a duet was sung by Mac Wilt and Billie Jo Hatton. A trio was presented by Brenda and Steve Ensor and Brenda Vaughn. The children’s sermon was given by John Mitchell. He asked, “What are we doing today?” We are celebrating Jesus resurrection (a big word) which means he was raised from the dead. He asked them several questions such as: “Who loves you?” “Who saves you?” Each question was answered by the name “Jesus”.

Rev. Wesley Hammond gave the Easter message. Jesus is the Lamb of God. Satan was defeated in Jesus’ resurrection. In the Book of John, chapter 1, John the Baptist speaks of Jesus as the “true light”. In verse 29, he refers to Jesus as the “Lamb of God”. John tells others that he is preparing the way of the Lord. We should accept Christ and live the life of Christ. Announcements: Crossroads Baptist Association Vocation Bible School Clinic on Saturday, April 6, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at Moberly First Baptist Church. Community Easter Celebration, Sunday, April 7, at 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Paris. No Deacon training on April 7. Deacon’s meeting is Thursday, April 4.

Pastor David Holmes Easter services at Holliday Christian Church were opened with the duet prelude by Sally Blakemore, pianist, and organist, Jane Akers. The large crowd in attendance was welcomed by David Holmes, Pastor. The county hymn sing will be held at Paris Christian Church on Sunday evening, April 7, at 6:30 p.m. Happy birthday wishes were sent to: Jay Willoughby, Bobby Ragsdale and Shelby Thrasher. The opening hymn, “Christ Arose!” was sung; pastoral prayer and “Gloria Patri” followed. Prayer concerns were expressed for: Beverly Wandrey, Bob Wisner, Kent Shatzer, Charlene Heathman, Mike Mallory, Lillian Anderson and Bonnie Wheeler. Sympathy was expressed to the families of Harvey Turner, Rumiko Castleman and Robert D. Lee. The prayer hymn, “All Glory Laud and Honor”, was sung; singing was followed by pastoral prayer and unison recital of the Lord’s Prayer.

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As the communion hymn, “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross”, was sung, Jerry Ragsdale and Pete Olney, elders, went forward to serve at the Lord’s Table. Serving as deacons were: Gary Wilson, Gerald Roberts, Phil Blakemore and Guy Callison. Following sharing of communion and offering collection, pastoral prayer and the doxology closed the communion service. The message of “The Risen Christ Appears to All of Us” was shared by Reverend Holmes. Scripture reference was from John 20:1-18. The hymn of invitation and dedication, “Beneath the Cross of Jesus”, was followed by prayer and singing of “The Spirit Song” to close morning worship. Following worship everyone enjoyed a breakfast of pancakes, bacon and scrambled eggs prepared by the men of the church. Regular services will resume on Sunday, April 7, with worship at 9:30 a.m., followed by Bible Study at 10:30 a.m. All are welcome to attend.

Grace United Methodist Church held two services Easter Sunday, March 31. The Sunrise Service was given by the youth of the church on the events of the first Easter Morning as a skit. The 9 a.m. service message was “We Make Choices” given by Pastor Bonnie Sudsberry. She also gave the Children’s Little Sermon, “Jesus Is Alive.” There were two spe-

On Sunday, March 31, 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 Anne Armstrong offering for North America Missions will be collected for another week due to the snow closure of church last week. The church’s goal is $650. The men cooked breakfast for the women on Easter morning and the event was well attended. Mother’s Day Tea will be held on May 4, contact Peggy Evans to RSVP. On Sunday, April 6 the youth will perform their skit program at morning services. The Lord’s Supper was taken after morning services. This week’s message was titled ‘The Resurrection of Christ’ and came from John 20:1-18. Jesus taught that He would rise from the dead (Jn. 6) before He went to the Cross. No one expected Jesus to rise on the morning Mary went to anoint Jesus’ body with spices. Peter and John did not think Jesus had resurrected after they had looked in the empty tomb. They believed Jesus was alive but not resurrected. Mary was the only one who stayed around the tomb that day. Mary’s grief was deep from the loss of the body of Christ. Mary asked the gardener

Pastor Fran Schnarre

mission price for the park and for the concerts is $35. Please send $35 per person to treasurer Dale Ann Magruder by April 10, so the tickets can be ordered at that price. We are renewing our commitment to pray for 80 young adults, youth and children. Fifteen prayer partners have been recruited. We are also collecting spare change in a jar at the church for Relay For Life. We are still seeking names of soldiers in the combat zone in order to send a care package. Please forward names to Brenda Coffman. Jesus brings new life and hope on earth and in heaven. Come as you are to learn about following Jesus in our informal worship service. We worship together at 11 a.m., the first, third and fifth Sundays. (Upcoming dates: April 7 and 21). Sunday School for all ages is held every week at 10 a.m., followed by communion.

cials, “Down In the Valley,” and “When the Saints Go Marching in,” played by Shelby Arnold and Katie Thomas on clarinets, and Emily Painter on the saxophone. A solo, “The Lord’s Prayer,” was sung by Nancy Schofield. Katie Thomas, Emily Painter, and Shelby Arnold were confirmed during the service with Katie Thomas and Emily Painter being baptized and became new church members.

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The resurrection was celebrated Easter Sunday at Granville Christian Church with a large crowd. The church board will meet Sunday, April 7, after worship. The young adults will meet at 6 p.m., Saturday, April 16, to make plans for activities in the next year. They will have a wiener roast after the meeting at 7 p.m. Two youth and Pastor Fran are planning a trip to Kentucky, June 30 to July 6, to a work camp where they will repair and paint homes of the elderly and disabled. If other youth (completing sixth grade or older) or adults are interested in going, please contact Pastor Fran Schnarre, (573) 819-2954. The workcampers plan to serve a fundraising dinner April 21, after Sunday worship. Jamie Wilson announced that Worlds of Fun will host Christian artists in concert on June 8, at Kansas City. The ad-

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Pastor Bonnie Sudsberry

if he had removed the body and did not know it was Jesus she was talking to. She did not realize this was Jesus until Jesus called her by name. Jesus had called her name many times in the years they had traveled together. This is the first time the risen Lord had called to Mary. This is how each of us must meet Jesus as Lord and Savior. He must call to each of us personally and we must hear His voice. We also must respond to Jesus as Mary did when she called Jesus “Master”. Jesus tells Mary to go tell of what she has seen and she does so without any discussion, debate, or thought of how her reputation might be tarnished from saying she just saw Jesus alive and risen from the grave. What does a historical account of 2,000 years ago have to do with our modern day society? The power of the resurrection of Christ is still available to each of us today. We just need to slow down the pace of life and listen for Jesus to call each of us by name. The power of the resurrection is shown by the changes in the lives that Jesus touches. When Jesus called Mary by name, the calling brought joy into her life. Her life, as each of the Apostle’s lives was changed by the personal calling of Jesus. Can you hear Jesus calling you today?

Pastor Kenny Sharp

Sunrise service took place at Buzzard’s Roost followed by breakfast and an Easter egg hunt between Sunday school and worship service. The title of Pastor Kenny’s sermon was, “Rise Up!”. Now is the time to praise Him, for He is worthy to be praised. We are to be victorious over death, the grave, and fears. The same Jesus that died, and rose again from the dead is the same Jesus that is still with us today. Jesus overcame everything, so that we too may overcome everything. Happy Birthday was sung to Bobbie Wisdom, Kayla Baker, and Dale Bridgeford. Saturday April 6, at 8 a.m., will be the first VBS planning meeting at the fellowship hall and VBS is May 27-31. Sunday, April 7, David Kendrick will be doing a presentation on his mission trip to Haiti from earlier this year. Prayers for Shang Williams, Charles York, Tracy

Huffman and Charlene Copenhaver on their 5k run, Joe Deck, Harvey Turner family, Annie Wallace, Tanya Knight, Kathy Scott, J.W. Greggs, Clyde, (Jo Reynolds dad), Lois Lane, Gabby Sharp, Robert DeOrnellis, Bill Azdell, Kacy Bell, traveling mercies for Jill and Dane Kendrick, our nation, our youth. Praises were for those that hit deer this morning with no injuries, James A. Booth got into the VA home, in Mexico, Kayla Baker and Alissa (Bill and Pat Miller’s granddaughter) both being accepted into the National Honor Society, 30 baptism’s of children from Hannibal High School, and FCA had a good turn out at their youth rally last week. Bible study is every Wednesday night, carry in meal at 6 p.m., and study at 6:30 p.m., including a youth study, Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., and worship service at 10:30 a.m.

John 11:25-26 – (25) Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me will live even if he dies, (26) and everyone who lives and believes in Me will never die. Do you believe this?” (NASB) Greetings from FaithWalk Ministries – Bishop Harold G. Long, Pastor Resurrection Celebration Services began at 10:30 a.m. “Oh Lord, How Excellent” was sung by FaithWalk Choir Opening prayer was led by Elder Helen Fugate. Opening Scripture was read by Bro. Michael Thompson – St. Mark 16:3-7. “Emmanuel” was sung by FaithWalk Choir Offering (Seed Planting) was directed by Minister Kelley Ballenger. Our Vision and Mission Statements were read in unison, declaring that FaithWalk is about, “Building and Sustaining Strong Communities by Breaking the Cycle of Addictive Failures.” “My Worship Is For Real” was sung by FaithWalk Choir “The Presence of the Lord” was sung by Bishop Long with FaithWalk Choir to prepare for the Word of God. Bishop Long’s message was entitled “The Passion of Christ.” Acts 1:3 Passions-intense emotions, a driven spirit, developed by something distinguished with factors attached, which is sometimes misguided.


Colossians 3:5-9 Avoid misguided passions-vs. 5. Children of disobedience live by misguided passions-vs. 6. Believers MAY sin, but they do not practice sinning, because believers put off misguided passions-vs. 7. The end result of living by misguided passions does not result in blessing. What caused Jesus Christ to have intense passion? St. John 3:16 – He Is love, loving a fallen world, loving the end result…that people might be saved. He conquered what we could not conquer. Isaiah 53:3-12 (The Passion of Christ) Through it all, He loves us. He knew all of this would happen. He was slain before the foundation of the world. He gave us a way out before we even needed it. Love caused Him to endure. God knew the end result and it pleased Him – vs. 10. I Peter 1:8-11 Because we believe in Christ’s passion, we rejoice and receive salvation of our souls. Hebrews 12:2 Jesus was thinking about the end result of joy and glory. Time was offered at the altar for prayer and salvation. Everyone is welcome to come and worship with us. Tuesday at 7 p.m., Wed. - Men and Women Support groups at 6 p.m., Thursday at 7 p.m., and Sunday at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. God bless you!

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Youth served an Easter Breakfast before the morning worship. Pastor Lin based her sermon from the scripture John 20:1-18 for Easter Sunday. Pastor Lin spoke to the children about how happy we are on Easter Sunday, and how scary and sad it must have been for the disciples when they discovered Jesus wasn’t in the tomb. Harold Johannaber was organist for Sunday services. Ushers were Charlie Rosenkrans, Kent Blades, Greg Huffman, and Richard Wheelan. Jackie and Jessie Clay were Acolytes. United Methodist Men will meet Saturday, April 6, at 7 a.m., at 15 Dinner. A dinner in honor of Roy and Barbara Jones

Pastor Lin Donnelly

will be held April 14 following church. If anyone would like to provide food contact Sharon Murphy or Linda Blades. Youth Group will host their annual Spaghetti Dinner following church on Sunday, April 21. Yummy desserts will be auctioned. Choir practice is at 7 p.m., each Wednesday The youth group meets each Wednesday from 6-8 p.m., with a Contemporary Worship Service starting at 6:30 p.m. 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.

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The Paris Presbyterian Church held worship service Sunday, March 31. This Sunday was Easter Sunday. The ushers for this week’s service were Albert Sinkclear, Bob McKinney, and Jerry Crigler. Patti Grimmett led the congregation into worship service with, “Up From the Grave He Arose.” The beginning hymn was, “Jesus Christ Is Risen Today.” Pastor John Grimmett read the announcements and asked for prayer concerns. He gave a pastoral prayer and The Lord’s Prayer. The chancel choir performed our Easter Cantata, “Come Touch the Robe.” Patti Grimmett was the director. Emily and Chelsea Young were narrators. There were soloist performances from Robbie Turner, Ed

Bordeleau, John Gilmore, Larry Turner, and John Grimmett. All the members did a wonderful job and the whole cantata was terrific! The closing hymn was, “Alleluia, Alleluia! Give Thanks.” The benediction response was, “Christ the Lord Is Risen Today.” Patti Grimmett led the congregation out of worship service with, “Thine Is the Glory.” The Paris Presbyterian Church will hold worship service next Sunday, April 7. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m., followed by worship service at 10:45 a.m. Anyone is welcome to attend. Announcements - all times p.m. unless indicated: Wednesdays 3:30 kids group, 5 youth group, adult choir 7; and Sundays 2:30 Addicts Victorious.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

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Ralls Stewardship Week Announced by SWCDNRCS

Ralls County Soil and Water Conservation District, (SWCD) announces April 28 through May 5, is the week that Stewardship will be observed. This year the theme is, WHERE DOES YOUR WATER SHED?’ Ralls County SWCD will be offering program material for Ralls R-II School students, PCA students, home schooled children, and county churches. Churches will be mailed a list of several materials they may use to enhance the need for good Stewardship of our environment. If 4-H, Scouts, and other educaHelp wanted! The Ralls County Historical Society would like to open the Center (Ralls County) St. LouisHannibal “Short Line” depot to the public on the weekends. Volunteers are needed to work as hosts and greeters at the depot. They would like to have the depot open on at least on weekends and holidays every other weekend. If they get enough volunteers they could have site open every weekend. The depot has many “Short Line” and railroad items on display. Volunteers are also needed at the society’s museum in Perry, and later at the Historic Ralls County Jail, in New London. Anyone interested please contact the society at 573-248-6147, or the Historical Museum and Library, 120 East Main Street. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Pastor David Todd Celebrating Easter Sunday, March 31, at 6:30 a.m., began with the Perry Christian Church hosting the Ecumenical Sunrise Service. The message was given by Bryan Meranda, Perry Baptist Church, with music provided by the Community Choir. Debbie Carey is director and Helen Kennon, accompanist. Beth Asbury and Jim Gay were greeters for the 10:45 a.m., worship hour. “He Is Lord” was sung by the choir. Pastor Todd gave the welcome and call to worship. Due to inclement weather last week the children’s Palm Sunday program was cancelled, so they implemented it into the service. They marched down the aisle waving palms, blowing horns, and shouting “Hosannas” to signify their excitement on Jesus’ arrival. They sat at a table as did Jesus and His disciples to break bread and drink wine. Jeannie Gay had each give their disciple name and Alisha Eisele presented an Easter Message. The Lenten Reading and extinguishing the last candle was done by James Parker. “He Has Made Me Glad” was the song of Praise. The call to prayer was “Where You There?”. Pastor gave his morning prayer with blessings for all. The choir’s response was “Alleluia”. Pastor Todd gave a meditation inviting all to share the Lord’s Supper. “He Lives” was sung. Arlen Provancha and Greg Harrison served as elders. Deacons were Amanda Johnson, Warren Hetrick,

Wyatt Lewellen and James Parker. The choir presented “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross” for their special music. John 20:1-8 was read by Jesse Todd. Pastor’s sermon “Witness of the Resurrection of Jesus” told of finding the empty tomb and the wonder and joy in the resurrection. The Lord has come in different ways to each of us. “Jesus says to go bring people to God that they might be saved and to show the hope that is yet to come. “Christ the Lord Is Risen Today” was the invitation hymn. Singing “Christ Arose” closed the service. Maundy Thursday A Christian Seder Supper was shared by everyone at the Maundy Thursday Service prepared by Arlen Provancha. Table appointments with matza bread, herbs and wine portrayed the setting of Jesus and His disciples for their last supper. Prayers were given by Pastor Todd and by Caytlyn Provancha, representing the children. Historical readings were by Pastor, Arlen, Nancy Seelow and Jim Gay. Scriptures were read by Jeannie Gay, Floyd Seelow, Eunice Fisher, Jesse and Joanna Todd, David, Jill and Wyatt Lewellen, Rachel Harrison and John LaManes. Hymns sung were “Grace Greater Than Our Sin”, “Because He Lives”, “Amazing Grace” and “Are You Washed In the Blood of the Lamb”. The April newsletter is available. Come worship with us each Sunday and help fulfill God’s purpose.

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Pastor Donna Scott The First Christian Church is pleased to invite everyone to enjoy the Easter Cantata, “The Power of the Cross, A Musical Praising Christ, the Risen Lamb” by Marty Parks for worship on Sunday, April 7, at 10:45 a.m. There will also be a carry-in dinner following the Cantata. The Cantata, originally planned for Palm Sunday, was rescheduled due to bad weather. Everyone is welcome. After the Cantata and carry-in dinner, a Memorial Service to celebrate the life of Rumiko Castleman will be held in the church sanctuary at 2 p.m. Everyone is also invited to the Community Easter Music Celebration featuring Easter music from many churches and followed by a cookie fellowship at 7 p.m. at the First Baptist Church. Upcoming announcements include: Tuesday, April 9 - Miller’s 1 p.m.; Wednesday, April 10 Board Meeting 7:30 p.m. Everyone is reminded that the first quarter Hymn Sing has been canceled. The Hymn Sing for the second quarter will be held at First Christian Church on Sunday, June 30. Those celebrating a birthday this week are Samantha Ramos, Alex Threlkeld, and Matt Bross. Holy Week was moving and inspirational at First Christian Church. A special Maundy Thursday Service was held at 7 p.m., on Thursday, March 28. Reverend Donna Scott’s message, “Don’t Forget Me,” was followed by a Unison Prayer and Holy Communion. Vanessa Forrest served as the pianist. Charles and Hazel Herron served as Elders. An early Easter Service was held at 8:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 31. Pastor Scott gave the message “Are You Listening?” based on Luke 24:1-12. Fred Vincent sang “Shout to the Lord,” for Special Music. Vanessa Forrest served as the pianist. The regular Easter service was held at 10:45 a.m. on


Sunday, March 31, with Reverend Donna Scott officiating. Her morning message, “3 Days,” on the Resurrection of Jesus, was based on John 20:1-18. Special Music was given by the Songbirds, who sang “God’s Not Dead” and “John 3:16” and also joined with the Chancel Choir to sing “Jesus Loves Me.” Special Music was also provided by Fred Vincent, who sang “O, How He Loves You and Me.” The congregation welcomed Melissa Hunter, who came forward during the Invitation to join the church by transfer of membership. Clint Chandler served as Worship Leader, Mary Beth Mitchell served as Song Leader, Vanessa Forrest served as the pianist, and Mary Jo Wilson served as the organist. Gayle Threlkeld, Vanessa Forrest, and Nancy Bierly serve as Youth Music Directors. Others who participated in the service were: Elders Danny Tanzey and Everett Martin; Diaconate Bill and Nadine McKinney, Randy and Debbie Boulware; and Acolytes Emily Vaughn and Katelyn McGinness. Anita Ness serves as the leader for Junior Church. Easter lilies decorated the sanctuary and were given in memory of Fred and Steve Hillard and Ruth Vanlandingham by The Hillard Family; in memory of Sheila Cain Blakemore and Russell Cain by Their Family; In memory of Doris Tanzey by Danny Tanzey; In memory of Steve Sheffield, our parents, and our grandparents by Mike and Reva Sheffield; and in memory of the Bierly, Johnson, and Williamson Families by Gale and Nancy Bierly. The Bible memory verse is: Jesus was “not guilty, but he suffered for those who are guilty to bring you to God.” 1 Peter 3:18. The thought for the week from Watchman Nee is: Our old history ends with the cross; our new history begins with the resurrection.


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Pastor John Grimmett The Sunday Easter services at South Fork Presbyterian church began with Patti Grimmett playing the “Easter Prelude” on the organ followed by Debbie Carey leading in song to “Christ The Lord Is Risen Today”, “Christ Arose”, “He Lives” and “Must Jesus Bear the Cross Alone”. Pastor John Grimmett led the Responsive Reading from Isaiah 65, with prayer for Lana Shields; Mary Parsons; James A; Betsy; Tonya,m Karen and Joe Miller; Terri Gash; Abby Grimmett on her recent engagement; and happy birthday was sang to Vaneda Orth, followed by all saying the Lord’s Prayer. The morning special “Redeemer” was sang by Debbie. The message “Gone Fishin’” was based on scripture from John 21:114 as the fish story in John’s gospel was to tell the story of Jesus life - Jesus was resurrected, the risen Jesus was by the sea of Galilee where he approached the disciples. They had gone fishing and caught nothing; Jesus then told them to throw the net to the right side of the boat - right or wrong - there were too many

fish to haul in - they recognized the Lord as the catch was brought in. Jesus had loaves of bread and fish for the disciples. He broke the bread and fed them. The living breathing Jesus is in our lives today with us - with you and me - He spends time with those He cares about. Christ’s spirit is at work everyday, today for truth and wisdom. “You’re fishing on the “wrong” side of the boat - try the other side “the right side” with the resurrected power of Jesus”. God has glorious things in mind for your - “dynamite” power - Jesus wants to make you fishers of men... Not matter where you are. Jesus is part of your life everyday, if you only open your heart to understand - change the world today with a new life... Bobby Gash and Kaylee Beckham led the offertory as Patti played “I Know That My Redeemer Liveth” and all sang the “Doxology”. Patti played “The Strife Is O’er” as all retired in fellowship to Roth Hall, for coffee and donuts. Services are held every Sunday, at 9 a.m. and all are welcome to a,ttend to hear the word of the Lord. Hallelujah! He is Risen!

Along Life’s Highways and Byways by jere el

As you travel along Life’s Highways and Byways there is one road Highway 154 that will lead you to the little berg of Perry, where there is always something going on. Perry is located only eight miles from Mark Twain Lake and Clarence Cannon Dam. So if your are looking to mark your calendar for an upcoming event here are some ideas... Benefit for Robert DeOrnellis will be held on Saturday, April 6, beginning at 5 p.m., at the Perry Fire Dept. There will be a meal, dance, raffle and auction. For donations to the auction call 573-406-3363 or 573-406-4259. Monetary donations can be made to Ralls County Bank to the “Hoss Benefit”. The Ralls County 4-H Council Fundraiser Dinner rescheduled date is Sunday, April 7, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at the Mark Twain High School cafeteria. This pork chop dinner with baked potato, green beans, slaw, bread, drink and dessert cost is only $7 for adults and $4 for children. Questions call 573-985-3911; come enjoy a great meal with friends and family and help the Ralls County 4-H. Mark your calendars now for the upcoming Perry City Wide Yard Sales to be held on Saturday, May 25. Be sure to attend the church of your choice this week... If you have something of interest you would like to share for next weeks issue, be sure to call 573-473-7644 or stop by Garden of angels at 502 Main Street in Perry. Have a great week...


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8A Thursday, April 4, 2013

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Monroe County Circuit Court News

Collection Center Jefferson City March 14 – March 20, 2013 Amy Elizabeth Admire – Centralia; Speeding (Exceeded limit by 16-19 m.p.h.) - $80.50 Michael Roy Arndt – Hunnewell; Failure to Wear Seatbelt - $10.00 Beverly Ann BeckerHolohan – Moberly; Failure to Wear Seatbelt - $10.00 Michelle Denise Bishop – Palmyra - Speeding (Exceeded limit by 6-10 m.p.h.) - $30.50 Frederick Paden DeVault – Mexico; Failed to Display Plates on Motor Vehicle - $30.50 Stanley A. Dildine – Foley; Failure to Wear Seatbelt - $10.00 Jason Robert Freeman – Madison; Speeding (Exceeded limit by 6-10 m.p.h.) - $30.50 Daniel William Kennedy – Paris; Failure to Wear Seatbelt - $10.00 Billy Joe Lehenbauer – Paris; Failure to Wear Seatbelt - $10.00 Leslie G. McAlister – Shelbina; Failure to Wear Seatbelt - $10.00 Kayla Michelle Menefee – Holliday; Speeding (Exceeded limit by 16-19 m.p.h.) - $80.50 Lawrence Joseph Meyer – Bowling Green; Failure to Wear Seatbelt $10.00 Alexandria Beth Morgan – Paris; Failure to Wear Seatbelt - $10.00 Joel Duane Smith – Madison; Speeding (Exceeded limit by 11-15 m.p.h.) - $55.50 Norvin Eugene Thomas – Mexico; Speeding (Exceeded limit by 6-10

Over 600 visitors attended the Xi Beta Xi Antique Show on Saturday, March 23.  APPEAL PHOTO

m.p.h.) - $30.50 Sandra Marie Utterback – Madison; Speeding (Exceeded limit by 6-10 m.p.h.) - $30.50 Franklin E. Wallace – Vandalia; Speeding (Exceeded limit by 11-15 m.p.h.) - $55.50 James Allen Washam – Moberly; Speeding (Exceeded limit by 16-19 m.p.h.) - $80.50 March 21 – March 27, 2013 Joseph Michael Berhorst – Canton; Speeding (Exceeded limit by 11-15 m.p.h.) - $55.50 Joseph Glenn Crigler – Paris; Failure to Wear Seatbelt - $10.00 Joseph Gleen Crigler – Paris; Failure to Register Motor Vehicle - $30.50 Kayla Leann Gurender – Columbia; Speeding (Exceeded limit by 6-10 m.p.h.) - $30.50 Halley Mariah Hollis – Columbia; Speeding (Exceeded limit by 20-25 m.p.h.) - $155.50 Kristen R. Hugueley – Glenview, Ill.; Speeding (Exceeded limit by 16-19 m.p.h.) - $80.50

Billy Joe Lehebaurer – Paris; Failure to Wear Seatbelt - $10.00 Kenneth A. Ludwig – Quincy; Speeding (Exceeded limit by 11-15 m.p.h.) - $55.50 Gordon F. McLeish – Wheaton, Ill.; Speeding (Exceeded limit by 11-15 m.p.h.) - $55.50 Alexandra Beth Morgan – Paris; Failure to Wear Seatbelt - $10.00 Chad Michael Schreckengast – Paris; Speeding (Exceeded limit by 6-10 m.p.h.) - $30.50 Chad Schreckengast Michael – Paris; Failure to Wear Seatbelt - $10.00 Judge P. Wilson March 12, 2013 Joseph L. Rudisill – Columbia; Unlawful Use of Drug Paraphernalia; Speeding (Exceeded limit by 16-19 m.p.h.) - $770.00 Cathy L. Strayhorn – Monroe City; Delivery or Possession of Item at a County/Private Jail which Prisoner is Prohibited from Receiving Sentenced to 90 days jail, Suspended Execution of Sentence (SES), seven (7) day shock, $464.50

the meeting included Vera Seago, Don Varvil and Bill Hase. The opening rituals and singing of the Star Spangled Banner were led by Regent Worley with the help of Chaplain Comstock. The Treasurer’s Report was given by Treasurer Walser and approved. The group discussed upcoming events that they have been invited to attend including the Roslyn Heights Anniversary open house on April 14th and the annual State Conference to be held in Columbia this year on May 3-5 with registration paperwork to reach them by April 1. Carter is to send in all the paperwork for the chapter. Varvil gave a Bylaws committee report and it was voted by the group to designate the May 2013 meeting to the reading and finalizing of the update. Veterans Committee chair Crow reminded the chapter that another donation of items for the VA Home, in Mexico, is being collected. Laprobes, clothing protectors, and various kinds of toiletry items will be delivered. Community donations for

the project are welcomed. The chapter started plans for the annual Flag Day event to be held on July 14. The chapter enjoyed meeting Trinity Scott and his family Robby and Wendy Ellison. Scott is the winner of the 2013 MSSDAR/James Monroe chapter History Contest. He presented the winning essay to the group. A special article about Scott and the contest will also appear in the newspaper. New members Ginger Devine, Wilma Hase, Betty and Susie Buckman were inducted into the James Monroe chapter. A special article about the ceremony will also appear in the newspaper. Comstock gave the benediction and all enjoyed a very tasty carry in dinner. The April meeting will be on Thursday, April 18th at the library. Walser and Carter are scheduled to present a Lineage Research committee program entitled Searching Outside the Box (NSDAR program). Turnbough will provide refreshments. The meeting is open to the public.

James Monroe Chapter DAR state conference to be held in Columbia

The James Monroe Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution of Paris, Missouri met at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 21, in the Roegge Room of the Dulany Library in Paris for their regular meeting. Those present included Regent Lola Worley, Parliamentarian Juanitta Turnbough, Registrar/Corresponding Secretary Jan Smiley Carter, Treasurer Dorothy Walser, Chaplain Carol Comstock, Marybeth Mitchell, Sarah Crow, Chyerl Varvil, and new members Wilma Hase, Ginger Devine, Betty Buckman and Susie Buckman. Guests at

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Xi Beta Xi members man the front door booth at the 2013 Antique Show. Left to right, Sarah Bates, Kay Gray, Christy Barton and Mary Beth Mitchell.  APPEAL PHOTO

Country Homemakers supply food for bloodmobile

The Country Homemakers Club met at the Paris Senior Nutrition Center with Shirley Ensor as hostess. Shirley gave two devotionals, “The Queen’s Lace” and “To Make a Home Complete.” Roll Call: “Where you want to travel?” was answered by the fourteen members in attendance. Everyone was reminded that members of the club will meet March 20 at

2 p.m. with gifts for residents of Monroe Manor for the March Birthday Party. Marguerite Jones reported that club members Louis Armstrong, Shirley Ensor and Mary Mallory supplied food for the Feb. 28 blood mobile. Louise Armstrong and Verna Spangler will be chairman for the Strive for Success Awards. Margaret Wilkerson

and Shirley Ensor will be in charge of the final arrangements for the club trip. Information will be available at the April meeting. Shirley Ensor made a motion to donate a quilt to the Blow Away Cancer fundraiser. Eileen King and Lois Spencer seconded motion carried. The April carry-in luncheon will be held at the home of Gayln Daffron.

The Mark Twain Lake Chamber of Commerce will again sponsor a Motorcycle Safety Training Program. The class is conducted under the guidelines of the Missouri Motorcycle Safety Foundation in Warrensburg, MO and is a certified training program. The Beginning Rider Course is designed for two kinds of people. Those who have little or no experience or those who want to improve their skills. The course is comprised of five hours of classroom training and ten hours of riding instruction. The class takes place at the Warren G. See Spillway below the Clarence Cannon Dam. All participants must be at least 15 years old and have a driver’s permit. If under 18 years of age, written permission of a parent or guardian is required. Participants must also sign

a waiver of liability. For more information, those interested may call the Chamber at 573-565-

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Thursday, April 4, 2013

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Monroe County Junior Meats Team captures first in state



Left to right, Jennifer Heitmeyer, Judy Elsbury and Sandy Heitmeyer celebrate Paris Pharmacy Customer Appreciation Days. APPEAL PHOTO

Monroe County Meats Team, left to right, Abagail Robertson, Hannah Mitchell, Ryan Ragsdale, Regan Ragsdale, Patrick Ensor, Zack Ensor and Charlie Rosenkrans. SUBMITTED PHOTO


Under the direction of Charlie and Leslie Rosenkrans, and following hours of practice, the Monroe County Meats Judging Team competed in the State Meats Identification Contest, on Saturday, Feb. 16, at Eckles Hall, on the Mizzou Campus. The contest includes the members identifying 30 retail cuts of meat, placing and judging five (5) different meat classes including rib eyes, fresh hams, beef carcasses, pork loin chops, and T-bones.

The members also had to give reasons on two of the classes, ranking beef carcasses and hams in order and telling the judges how they placed the class and why. Monroe County’s Senior Team placed 3rd in the State with Patrick Ensor placing 2nd and Abagail Robertson placing 3rd. The Monroe County Junior Team continued its tradition and placed 1st in the State with Regan Ragsdale taking 1st, Hannah Mitchell 3rd, Ryan Ragsdale 5th, and Zack Ensor 6th.

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Numerous items at the Paris Pharmacy were able to be purchased at reduced prices during the Paris Pharmacy Customer Appreciation Days on Friday, March 29 and Saturday, March 30.

3rd Quarter Paris R-II High School and Junior High Honor Roll PARIS R-II u From HONOR ROLL on page 3A

11th grade: Ben Addie, Zac Baladenski, Josey Ball, Sarah Burchett, Cheyenne Cadmus, David DeOrnellis, Kenzie Dye, Bryce Ensor, Makenzie Fox, Rae Graupman, Brendon Hancock, Alan Haynes, Brookelee Hunt,

This dog is now at the Paris City Pound for pick up by owner or for adoption. Adopt-A-Pet - Call City Office 660-327-4334.

Callaway Livestock Center, Inc. Kingdom City 573-642-7486 Feeder Cattle Sale Every Monday at 12:30 p.m. Slaughter Steers & Heifers Monday 10 a.m.

REGULAR FEEDER CATTLE SALE April 1, 2013 Receipts: 2033 Hd. COMPUTER AVE - TOP 1124 Steers: Medium & Large Frame Hd. 6-300 & Down.........155.00-189.00 37-300-400 lbs..................180.00-201.00 99-400-500 lbs................166.00-199.00 211-500-600 lbs................154.00-176.50 176-600-700 lbs.................143.00-170.00 279-700-800 lbs................139.00-147.25 261-800-900 lbs.................128.00-133.00 65-900-1000 lbs.................126.00-127.50 581 Heifers: Medium & Large Frame Hd.

6-300 & Down..............128.00-141.00 57-300-400 lbs.................146.00-164.00 152-400-500 lbs.................145.00-166.50 226-500-600 lbs...............140.00-162.00 97-600-700 lbs.................128.00-140.00 21-700-800 lbs.................119.00-128.00 23-800-900 lbs..................118.00-124.00 22-900-1000 lbs.................104.00-116.50 41 Bred Cows: Better Cows: 1100.001280.00; Small,Old Thin: 700.00-1000.00 268 Slaughter Cows: High Dressing: 79.00-84.00; Bulk: 73.00-79.00; Low: 63.00-70.00; Thin: 60.00 & Down 19 Slaughter Bulls: 91.50-108.75 All Slaughter Steers & Heifers sold on Monday at 10 a.m. Receipts: Absent Estimating 1000 cows, cow-calf and bulls for Thursday, April 4 at 6 p.m.

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Health Department Director addresses “9-12” group

u Continued from page 1A Delaney went on to explain how to prepare a kit including a three-day supply of food, water, first aid equipment, medicine, and even necessary pet supplies. Last of all, Administrator Delaney explained that residents need to listen for information including such warnings as tornado watch or warning; and flood and storm warnings. “Be advised and be informed,” said Delaney. “In health care we have to be prepared for a disaster if the health department or an area hospital is struck. The medical community has plans in place - for a mass disaster.” Delaney explained that another way to be prepared is through the creation of the Medical Reserve Corps. The MRC purpose is to recruit health professionals and non-medical people into volunteer service; train and educate members; assist with surge personnel needs; participate in nonemergency essential public health services, such as health education and community outreach; and integrates volunteers and first responders for emergency response. In a video explaining the role of the Medical Reserve Corps it was noted that the time to get involved is now before a disaster strikes. All emergencies are local first and need local volunteers. The MRC helps train and prepare volunteers in advance of any need. This unit is developed at the local level.

It was also noted that it takes a dedicated unit to keep communities safe and ready for any contingency. “Everybody and anybody should volunteer,” said Administrator Delaney. “Some volunteers just want to give back to the community while others like the social interactions in the corps.” “We spend some of our times training to be prepared,” added Delaney. Director Delaney discussed a recent training scenario involving a multi discipline team. “There are currently forty-three volunteers on hand at the MRC,” noted Delaney. “MRC can assist local hospital or health clinic.” Delaney noted that the MRC is funded through grants as the health department cannot fund an entity such as the MRC. “It is through these grants that we can have the unit,” said Delaney. “We are training to be prepared for any disaster that strikes.” Delaney explained to those assembled how individuals can sign up as a volunteer. “You can try us out for awhile and see if it is your cup of tea,” said Administrator Delaney. Delaney took questions after her thorough presentation. For additional information or to volunteer contact the Monroe County Health Department at 660-327-4653 or visit their office at 310 North Market, Paris.

Around The County...

*Rotary Top 5 Banquet set for

April 11... The Paris Rotary Top Five Recognition Banquet will be held on Thursday, April 11, at 6:30 p.m., in the Paris R-II High School Cafeteria. The program speaker will be Anthony (Tony) Miller *Miss Paris scheduled for Friday, April 5... This year’s Miss Paris Pageant will take place on Friday, April 5, at the PHS gymnasium, at 7 p.m. *Save the Date - Sunday, Sept. 15... Santa Fe

Christian Church of Santa Fe, will celebrate their 175th Anniversary on Sunday, Sept. 15. Everyone is invited for lunch with a program following. *Friends of Library To Meet April 4... Mark Your Calendars Annual Meeting of Monroe County’s Friends of the Library, Thursday, April 4, 7 p.m., at the Roegge Room. The evening’s activities will include a review of current bestsellers, as well as purchases of available paperbacks and hardbacks. A special speaker, Rachael Grime of Little Dixie Regional Libraries, will be giving a presentation on upcoming best sellers. At the end of the night, prizes will be awarded to those attending the program. Refreshments will be served. See you there! *Monroe

County Garden Club to meet..

Monroe County Garden Club will be meeting on the Monday, April 8, at the library, in Paris, at 7 p.m., guest speaker is Paula Coleman, from Monroe City, she will be speaking on Presidential Gardens. Come and join us for a good evening, our hostess Louise Armstrong and Lois Spencer will be serving refreshments. Invite a guest. *St. Frances Cabrini Roast Beef Dinner... St. Frances Cabrini will host a Roast Beef Dinner, on Sunday, April 14, from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. They will deliver - call 660-327-4448. Free will donation with all proceeds going to Relay For Life of Monroe County.



Madison Community Center in Madison

Wheeler Auctions Sale Lot on Hwy. 24 West of Paris

PROPERTY VIEWING: Saturday, April 6 from 4 - 6 p.m. Auction personnel will be available at Tract 1 to answer questions about the property and the auction process.

We are taking your consignments, please call now to consign.

Directions to Tract 1: From Duncan’s Bridge in northern Monroe County take Hwy. J west 1 mile to Hwy. OO, turn left and go south 1 ½ miles on Hwy. OO to the end of the blacktop, continue on south 1 more mile to the farm at the junction of Monroe County Roads 1131 and 333 OR from Jacksonville, MO take Hwy. J east 12 miles to Hwy. OO, turn right and go south 1 ½ miles to end of blacktop and continue 1 more mile. TRACT 1: 60 +/- Acres located in Township 55N, Range 12W, Section 20 in Monroe County, MO. Tract has frontage on Monroe County Road 1131. There is 17.46 acres tillable on this tract that is rented for the 2013 crop year for $120 per acre. The balance is in pasture, trees and some marketable timber. This tract is not currently enrolled in any FSA programs. The new buyer will get all the 2013 cash rent. TRACT 2: Part of City Lot 66 in Madison MO located at the corner of Broadway Street and Main Street. Lot is vacant and city water and sewer are available in the alley at back of the lot. TERMS: 10% Down day of auction with balance due & possession given at closing within 30 days. Possession of Tract 1 given subject to current farm tenancy. Seller will pay for title insurance.

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Thursday, April 4, 2013

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AREA NEWS/SPORTS Laine Forrest, Steven Hayhurst lead Coyotes to 23-3 win Francis pitches one hitter in debut

The Paris Coyotes (10) traveled for their first road game to the Paris Fairgrounds on Monday, April 1, to play Slater in their first baseball game of the season. Due to Slater’s field being unplayable the Coyotes were visitors for the home game and took a quick 2-0 lead at their first at bat to set the tone of their 23-2 drubbing of Slater. The Coyotes were led by freshman shortstop Laine Forrest who had a great stat line with 2 hits, 6 RBIs and he also scored 3 runs – one of those runs via his grand slam homer to right center field. Catcher Steven Hayhurst also drilled a 2 run dinger to deep center field reaching the secondary field and led the team with a 3 hit game, scored 3 runs and added 5 runs batted in. Slater Stone added 4 RBIs on a 2 hit game while Brant Francis helped his pitching cause with 2 runs batted in, added a hit and scored 2 runs. Adding hits for the contest were Stone 2, Hayhurst 3, Shane Umstattd, Forrest 2, Francis 1, Stephan Whelan 1. Scoring runs were Zane Crigler, Stone, Kyle Popkes 3, Chance Wheelan 2, Hayhurst 3, Umstattd 2, Forrest 3, Tucker Gruber 1, John DeOrnellis 2, Francis 2, Whelan 2. Driving in runs were Stone 4, Hayhurst 5, Umstattd 2, Forrest 6, Francis 2. The first inning of the season scoring saw Francis walk, steal second, advanced to third on a wild pitch while Hayhurst also walled and stole second. Stone then stroked a single down the right field line to score both Francis and Hayhurst for the first runs of the Coyote season. The Coyotes sent 11 batters to the plate in the second inning with Francis plating 2 runs and Stone added another 2 RBIs. In the third frame, Forrest hit a screamer to center and advanced to second on a bobble. Hayhurst then crushed the next pitch to deep center crashing off the roof of the other field dugout for

his 2 run dinger. In the fourth inning, the Coyotes sent 14 batters to the dish culminating in 12 runs with 4 of those runs coming courtesy of the grand slam by Forrest, who took a belt high fast ball deep over the right center field fence. In the inning, Shane Umstattd also ripped a line drive down the right field line scoring 2 runs while Hayhurst added another 2 RBIs with a seeing eye liner to left. Overall, Paris took a quick 2-0 lead in the first inning and Slater added a first inning run to draw within a single score. In the second inning the Coyotes broke open the scoring with a 7 spot to lead 9-0. The Coyotes added another 2 runs in the third and had a break out 12 run fourth to lead 23-1. Slater had their lone hit in the fourth (the home run) and Paris took the run shortened contest 23-2. Francis (1-0) pitched his way put of an early first inning jam and subsequently tossed a stellar one hitter (a home run late) yielding 9 walks in his first season action while striking out 6 and picking up the complete game victory. The past snowstorms have rained havoc on the early baseball season not allowing pitchers to pitch off a mound before actually taking the field. It was a great way to start the 2013 season,” said Coach Mike Fible. “You could tell by looking at the boys as they came to the field they were ready. Brant Francis did a great job for us on the mound with his first complete game of the season. Offensively Laine Forrest led the way as a freshman with 3 hits, 6 RBI, 2 runs and a grand slam for his first varsity homerun. We look forward to tonight (April 2) as Mark Twain comes to Paris.” Paris continues the season at Cairo on Thursday, April 4 and then travel to Shelbina on Tuesday, April 9 to face South Shelby.

The Village of Holliday will hold a town board meeting Saturday April 13, at the Holliday Farm Service building, at 10 a.m.

Town board officers will be elected and any other business will be taken care of as needed. Please plan to attend.

Paris R-II Baseball All games at 5 pm

2013 Paris Coyote Baseball...

First row - Dallas Hagenhoff, Stephan Whelan, Steven Hayhurst, John DeOrnellis, Austin Wilkerson, Chance Wheelan. Second row - Brody Lehenbauer, Brant Francis, David DeOrnellis, August Hayhurst, Slater Stone, Kyle Popkes, Ben Addie, Tucker Gruber, Laine Forrest, Kole Berrey, Zac Baladenski, Shane Umstattd, Jacob Pease, Jon Turner, and Briar Hancock. APPEAL PHOTO

(Top) Stephan Whelan makes a great scoop on a low throw to first to secure a Coyote out. Whelan scored a run on pure hustle after a hit, a stolen base and a ground out advance then scored when the ball bounced away from the catcher and Whelan raced down the line and beat the tag. (Top right) Steven Hayhurst measures a pitch for a two run homer. (Bottom right) Laine Forrest, center, is congratulated by Brant Francis, left, and Shane Umstattd after ripping a grand slam to right center filed. Forrest finished the game with a team high 6 RBIs. APPEAL PHOTOS

Blake Hultz scores first Panther run The Madison Panthers (0-1) traveled to South Shelby for their first baseball game of the season. In a close contest the Panthers fell 3-2 to the Cardinals. South Shelby struck early scoring 2 runs in the first inning. Madison answered with a single run in the third when Blake Hultz doubled to left field, stole third and scored on a Blake Brown sacrifice fly. South Shelby added another run to lead 3-1 after three innings. In their half of the seventh inning, Dustin Ketchem was hit by pitch, advanced to second on an error, advanced to third on a groundout and scored on an RBI double by Tyler Bennett to center field to end the game’s scoring. Collecting hits for the Panthers were Blake

Hultz (double), Tyler Bennett 2 (a hit and a double) and Jacob Wandrey. Bennett and Brown each registered an RBI while Hultz and Ketchem scored runs. Hultz, Bennett and Ketchem each had a stolen base for the game. Blake Brown (0-1) pitched 5 innings surrendering all 3 runs on 4 hits while walking 2 and striking out 3 Cardinal batters. Tyler Bennett pitched an inning in relief surrendering a lone hit. The Panthers traveled to Westran on Tuesday, April 2 since their own field was not playable. Madison hopefully will have their first home game on Tuesday, April 9 when they host the Salisbury Panthers. The Panthers also host Cairo on Thursday, April 11. All games start at 5 p.m.

April 13 Knox County Tournament

Centralia - There (4 pm) April 16 Paris Relays

April 9 hosting Father Tolton, Westran

April 4 MSD Relays - Fulton Noon April 8 (Boys) Centralia - There (4 pm) April 9 (Girls)

April 4 Fayette, Van-Far at Boonville April 5 at Salisbury

Holliday to hold board meeting April 13, 10 am

Paris/Madison Sports Schedules April 4 Cairo - There April 9 South Shelby - There April 10 Fayette - Home April 12 Salisbury - Home

Paris R-II Track

Paris R-II Golf All matches at 4 pm


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Natural gas handled correctly is safe; handled incorrectly, it can be dangerous.


OUTDOORS: Immediately call the gas company - 660-327-4334 INDOORS: Slight Odor - Immediately call the gas company - 660-327-4334 Strong Odor - Immediately leave the building. DO NOT use any open flames and DO NOT turn ON or OFF any electrical switches. Call the gas company from an outside or neighbor’s phone.

660-327-4334 between the hours of 8 a.m. & 5 p.m. Monday through Friday 660-327-5175 after 5 p.m. and on weekends or holidays

Madison C-3 Baseball All games at 5 pm April 9 Salisbury - Home April 11 Cairo - Home April 12 Brunswick - There April 13 Madison Tournament Madison Track Madison track schedule unavailable

Volunteers needed for Visitor Center cleanup The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Mark Twain Lake invite interested groups or individuals to the Visitor Center on Saturday, April 6, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., for a spring cleanup. Volunteers will have the opportunity to assist Park Rangers with mulching, pruning, deadheading, leaf removal and assist in overall sprucing and helping get the Visitor Center ready for another busy recreation season. Participants that devote their time will receive a Mark Twain Lake water bottle to take home. This is a great opportunity for anyone looking to fulfill hours needed for

civic involvement, community service or for the individual simply looking to improve the esthetics of a popular local attraction. The M.W. Boudreaux Memorial Visitor Center is located along Highway J just south of the Clarence Cannon Dam. If you would like more information please feel free to contact the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers by email at marktwaininfo@usace. or call 573-7354097. Even though registration is not required, groups and individuals are encouraged to make contact so an estimate of supplies needed to accommodate can be made.

Monroe County Swim Club is offering discounted pool dues of $175 until (May 27) Memorial Day. After Memorial Day dues will be $195.

Call (573) 682-0557 with questions.

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Local farmer supports Monroe County through America’s Farmers Grow CommunitiesSM Drought-stricken farmers and rural communities receive double funding

Meals On Wheels Supporters...

UMB Bank members, left to right Susan Duncan, Debbie Jones, Diana Vanlandingham, Gloria Rouse and Rita Breid participated in Meals On Wheels Day as they delivered meals to help support the Paris Senior Citizen’s Center.  APPEAL PHOTO

Dede Bounds and Kaylee Brown ‘s reign as Miss Paris, Junior Miss Paris ends Friday, April 5, at 7 p.m.

u Continued from page 1A This year’s Miss Paris Contest currently has 14 contestants including Kaylee Callison, age 17, daughter of Brad and Michelle Callison; Autumn Taylor, age 16, daughter of Johnny and Terrie Taylor; Lydia Treat, age 17, daughter of Mary and Michael Treat; Rae Graupman, age 17, daughter of Cheri Graupman and the late Dennis Graupman; Sirena Bell, age 16, daughter of Richard and Hilary Crum; Brooke Rentschler, age 15, daughter of Lee and Ali Rentschler; Annie Miller, age 15, daughter of Kathy and Richard Miller; Nicole Burke, age 18, daughter of Kenneth and Kerry Burke; Gloria

Breid, age 17, daughter of Sammy and Becky Breid; Shelby DeTienne, age 18, daughter of Dean and Rhonda DeTienne; Audrey Vitt, age 16, daughter of Ed and Missy Vitt; Mikaela Maxwell, age 15, daughter of Nichole and Level Maxwell; Lindsay Link, age 18, daughter of Mary Ann Ishmael and Gary Cullifer; and Danielle Wheelan, age 17, daughter of Sidney and Keaton Wheelan. The 2013 Miss PAris 17 Junior Miss Paris Contestants are Aleah Marie Sanner, age 13, daughter of Brenda Taylor and Jake Sanner; Aly Francis, age 12, daughter of Tony and Barb Francis; Ashley Jones, age 11, daughter of

Kevin and Dionne Jones; Delaney Miller, age 11, daughter of Glenda and Tony Miller; Emma Addie, age 12, daughter of James and Melanie Addie; Allison Moore, age 11, daughter of Brian and Amie Moore and Scott and Charmain Melton; Elizabeth Vitt, age 12, daughter of Missy and Ed Vitt; Brooke Young, age 14, daughter of Kent and Shelly Young; Regan Ragsdale, age 13, daughter of Jeff and Debbie Ragsdale; Carmyn Holmes, age 13, daughter of Kim and Bill Holmes; Taylor Lynn Gruber, age 14, daughter of Denise Minks and Billy Gruber; Betsy Embree, age 14, daughter of Kevin and

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2010 Lincoln MKZ

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Black, 6 cyl., Sunroof, Leather, Local Trade, Navigation, 25,XXX Miles, #13811A

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2011 Chevy 1500 Crew Cab LT

Z-71, 5.3L, 8 cyl., 2-Tone Leather, Sunroof, Heated Seats, 86,XXX Miles, #12419A

Sage Green Metallic, Local Trade, Pre-Owned Certified, Power Seats, Cloth Seats, 6” Oval Running Boards,

V8, 5.3L, 11, XXX Miles, #1357

2009 Chevy Malibu LT

2011 Buick LaCrosse CXS

Slate Grey, 6 cyl., Cloth, Pre-Owned Certified, 66,XXX Miles, #13054B


Silver Metallic, Leather, 6 cyl., Sunroof, Pre-Owned Certified, 21,XXX Miles, #12208A

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Shari Embree; Madison Wheelan, age 13, daughter of Jeff and Kelly Williams; Cindy Leann Kohler, age 13, daughter of Ellen and Monte Kohler; Katie Reams, age 12, daughter of Chad Reams and Amie Moore; Bobbie Wisdom, age 13, daughter of Jessica and Brian Chase and James Wisdom; and Drew Lockhart, age 13, daughter of Dawn Ragsdale and Todd Lockhart. The past five Miss Paris winners include: Tiffany Bertel, Andriel Culbertson, Lauren Embree, Kayla Popkes and Danielle Bounds. Contact us at APPEAL@ PARISMO.NET

Madison FFA and Monroe City Sheltered Workshop will now be able to better serve the community, thanks to the support of local farmer, Tracy Morgan, and America’s Farmers Grow Communities. Sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, the philanthropic arm of Monsanto Company, Grow Communities provides farmers in eligible counties the chance to win a $2,500 donation for a local nonprofit organization of their choice. To further support counties declared natural disaster areas by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) due to the drought this year, winning farmers in these counties are able to direct double donations, a total of $5,000. Monroe County was declared a disaster area by the USDA, giving Morgan the opportunity to choose two organizations to receive $2,500 donations. Morgan selected Madison FFA and Monroe City Sheltered Workshop. The Madison FFA will use the donation to give

members the opportunity to attend many different quality leadership conferences and events. The Monroe City Sheltered Workshop will use the money to help with expenses for a trip this summer. “I chose the FFA because I want to help Ag youth as much as possible,” Morgan said. “Also, my sister works for the shelter, so I am glad to help them out.” This year, the Monsanto Fund will invest nearly $6 million in rural America through Grow Communities, which includes double donations for counties impacted by the historic drought. In Missouri, $355,000 is being given across 71 counties. America’s Farmers Grow Communities is sponsored by the Monsanto Fund to partner with farmers in helping them positively impact their communities. This program is part of the Monsanto Fund’s overall effort to strengthen rural America.

Monroe County Historical Society hears about 1940 projects

The Monroe County Historical Society met Monday, March 25, in the library basement with 18 in attendance. The 3rd annual quilt show as Saturday March 23, and it was a success. Carol Comstock won the quilt that was being raffled and she returned it to be raffled again. It was discussed that there will be a no-bake bake sale in the near future; it will be announced in the next newsletter. The all-town rummage sale will be May 10 and 11, we need to start getting ready and asking for donations, we have already received several. Nancy Stone’s sale is April 6, at the 4-H building. Homer McCollum gave the program on Franklin Roosevelt’s work projects: WPA, PWA, and CCC. They gave Americans employment before the war and thought skills.


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Xi Beta Xi, Madison Area Business Association host egg hunts

(Left) Xi Beta Xi members, left to to right, Christy Barton, Kay Gray, Easter Bunny, Chris Threlkeld, Elinda Ketchum, Joy Kelly. (Top) Madison Area Business Association members. APPEAL PHOTOS

Madison Area Business Association Egg Hunt Winners, left to right, Catherine Young – winner 8-12 years of age division, Connor Jones – winner 5-7 years of age division and Jarrett Powell - winner 0-4 years of age division. All photos by Appeal staff

Thank You...

UMB would like to thank the following contributors once again for their support of the Agriculture Future of America (AFA) Scholarship. We are very pleased to announce that this is our 15th year of investing in our agriculture future. Mr. & Mrs. Guy Callison POET Biorefining The Paris National Bank Monroe County Service Co. Hickman’s IGA Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Windmann Paris Rotary Club Mr. & Mrs. Jimmie Dye Paris Veterinary Clinic, Inc. DD & D Farms Partnership (Dr. Mac Wilt) (Dane, David Monroe County & Dennis Kendrick) Farmers Mutual Ins. Mr. & Mrs. Robert Conley (Dane Kendrick, Agent) Mr. & Mrs. Chuck Brazeale Mr. & Mrs. Bob Conley Mr. Joey Crigler John & Dan Ess Mr. & Mrs. Tony Francis Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Dickey Mr. & Mrs. Joe Peck Mrs. Shirley Ensor Mr. & Mrs. Keith Dowell Dale Morgan Farms Paris Pharmacy, Inc. Mrs. Dorothy Hufty (Jason & Katie Dodge)

This scholarship will be made available to a PHS graduating senior who will be furthering their education in agriculture or an agriculture related field. Please visit for more information regarding this scholarship and opportunities it provides to the future of America.

Crider’s TAXIDERMY 17284 Monroe Rd 857 • Paris. Mo.


Full Time Taxidermist Quality Work Over 35 Years Experience Fast Service Full Strut: $525.00 Full Body: $375.00 Head with Tail & Wings: $250.00 Tail on Wood (Beard & Spurs): $65.00

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Paris Senior Center sponsors Taste of Monroe County

Monroe County Cattlemen’s Association

The Paris Senior Center sponsored a Taste of Monroe County to benefit Meals On Wheels. Winner of the participant judged event was Eva Mae’s Restaurant, Monroe City. Twelve organizations participated. Over $1,100 was raised. SUBMITTED PHOTO

15 Diner

jacs Restaurant

Becky’s Restaurant Ma’ Shers” Kitchen On The Go

Casey’s General Store

Hickman’s IGA Deli

Monroe City Nutrition Center

Miller’s Bar & Grill

Jeannie Mitchell shows off her cupcakes. Not pictured: C&J Baked Goods who displayed delicious desserts.

Paris Senior Citizen’s Center Director Tara Sheffield, left, proudly displays the Proclamation signed by Paris Mayor Jim Buckman declaring each March 28 as Meals On Wheels Day, in Paris. A like proclamation was also signed by the Monroe County Commissioners for Monroe County. Sheffield’s planned fundraiser raised over $1,100 to benefit the seniors in Monroe County and helped to raise awareness about the plight of hungry seniors and the benefit of programs like Meals On Wheels. All photos except Eva Mae’s by Appeal staff

Paris Senior Citizen’s Center

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For default in payment of the debts and performance of the obligation secured by Deed of Trust dated July 20, 2009, executed by CLOYD ARCHIE SAMFORD TRUST and JUANITA LEE SAMFORD TRUST, recorded on July 20, 2009 in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of Monroe County, Missouri in Document No. 2009-1043; and Appointment of Successor Trustees dated February 11, 2013, and filed for record on February 14, 2013 in Document No. 2013-0206, in the office of the Recorder of Deeds for Monroe County, Missouri; and conveying to the Trustee named in the Deed of Trust the following described property in Monroe County, Missouri, to-wit: A tract of land partially in Section 9, partially in Section 10, and wholly in Township 54 North of the Base line, Range 10 West of the 5th Principal Meridian, Monroe County, Missouri and being more particularly described as follows: Beginning at the Center corner of Section 9-54-10; thence with the South line of the Southwest 1/4 of the Northeast 1/4, Section 9 South 89 degrees 10 minutes 07 seconds East, 1366.13 feet to the Southeast corner of the Southwest 1/4 of the Northeast 1/4, Section 9; thence with the West line of the East 1/2 of the Northeast 1/4 North 00 degrees 20 minutes 06 seconds East, 1404.56 feet to a point on the center line of Sailing Mill Road; thence with the Center line of said Sailing Mill Road South 87 degrees 41 minutes 15 seconds East, 73.52 feet; thence North 89 degrees 50 minutes 17 seconds East, 61.52 feet; thence North 86 degrees 35 minutes 23 seconds East, 60.47 feet; thence North 85 degrees 29 minutes 16 seconds East, 516.77

feet; thence North 87 degrees 52 minutes 19 seconds East, 104.79 feet; thence South 88 degrees 44 minutes 00 seconds East, 79.76 feet; thence South 84 degrees 03 minutes 11 seconds East, 104.70 feet; thence continuing with said center line of Sailing Mill Road South 76 degrees 13 minutes 50 seconds East, 101.97 feet; thence South 68 degrees 53 minutes 07 seconds East, 50.83 feet; thence South 58 degrees 42 minutes 54 seconds East, 49.83 feet; thence South 50 degrees 23 minutes 41 seconds East, 91.84 feet to the Point of Curvature of a curve to the Left having a Radius of 200.00 feet and a Chord Bearing and Length of South 67 degrees 05 minutes 27 seconds East, 114.92 feet; thence with said Curve to the Left 116.56 feet to the Point of Tangency; thence South 83 degrees 47 minutes 13 seconds East, 47.13 feet; thence South 86 degrees 49 minutes 02 seconds East, 49.67 feet; thence North 89 degrees 13 minutes 07 seconds East, 399.82 feet to the Point of Curvature of a curve to the Right having a Radius of 470.00 feet and a chord bearing and Length of South 73 degrees 41 minutes 18 seconds East, 276.29 feet; thence with said curve to the Right 280.43 feet to the Point of Tangency; thence South 56 degrees 35 minutes 43 seconds East, 106.03 feet to a point of the Northwesterly Rightof-Way of Missouri State Highway Route #24; thence with said Northwesterly Rightof-Way South 33 degrees 32 minutes 16 seconds West, 40.62 feet; thence South 06 degrees 07 minutes 48 seconds West, 125.00 feet; thence South 43 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds West, 219.40 feet; thence South 70

REAL ESTATE GUIDE Next Real Estate Guide: May 2, 2013 209 N. Main St., Paris, MO 65275



degrees 32 minutes 43 seconds West, 88.28 feet to a point in a NON-Tangent curve to the Right-having an Initial Tangent Bearing of South 44 degrees 12 minutes 33 seconds West a Radius of 3709.70 feet and a Short Chord Bearing and Length of South 48 degrees 42 minutes 32 seconds West, 582.09 feet; thence with said curve to the Right 582.69 feet; thence South 49 degrees 13 minutes 10 seconds West, 280.52 feet; thence South 76 degrees 19 minutes 53 seconds West, 278.82 feet; thence South 57 degrees 30 minutes 00 seconds West, 351.00 feet; thence South 24 degrees 12 minutes 45 seconds West, 118.43 feet; thence South 57 degrees 30 minutes 00 seconds West, 1000.00 feet; thence South 59 degrees 13 minutes 06 seconds West, 500.22 feet; thence South 57 degrees 30 minutes 00 seconds West, 693.74 feet to a point on the South line of the North 1/2 of the Southeast 1/4, Section 9-54-10; thence with said South line North 89 degrees 19 minutes 01 seconds West, 224.94 feet to the Southwest corner of the Northwest 1/4 of the Southeast 1/4, Section 9-54-10; thence with the West line of said Quarter Quarter section North 01 degree 12 minutes 52 seconds East, 1334.15 feet back to the Point of Beginning and containing 92.47 acres. SUBJECT to Rights of Way and Easements as may now be established at the request of the holder of said debts who has elected to declare the entire indebtedness due and payable, and in accordance with the provisions of the said Deed of Trust, the undersigned successor Co-Trustees will on Friday, the 5th day of April, 2013, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., to-

wit: at 1:30 p.m., sell said property at public venue to the highest bidder for cash at the West door of the County Courthouse, located at 300 North Main Street, in the City of Paris, Monroe County, Missouri, to satisfy said notes and costs. /s/ William M. McCleery, Jr. William M. McCleery, Jr., Co-Trustee /s/Alice L. Smith Alice L. Smith, Co-Trustee Published on March 14, 21, 28 and April 4, 2013


For default under the terms of the Deed of Trust executed by Raymond Andrew Roscher and Deborah Lynn Roscher, husband and wife, dated September 1, 2006, recorded on October 3, 2006 in Book 320, Page 111, Office of the Recorder of Deeds, Monroe County, Missouri, the undersigned Successor Trustee will on Friday, April 26, 2013, at 11:30 AM at the West Front Door of the Monroe County Courthouse, 300 North Main Street, in Paris, Missouri, sell at public vendue to the highest bidder for cash: The West (W-1/2) of Lot twenty-two (22) and the West onehalf (W-1/2) of Lot twenty-seven (27) of DAWSON`S ADDITION to Madison, Monroe County, Missouri, except land heretofore deeded to State of Missouri for highway purposes, to satisfy said debt and costs. Martin, Leigh, Laws & Fritzlen, P.C. Successor Trustee Richard L. Martin, Vice President (816) 221-1430 MARTIN, LEIGH, LAWS & FRITZLEN, P.C., AS SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE, IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE

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.

USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Published on: April 4, 11, 18 and 25, 2013 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF MONROE COUNTY, MISSOURI Bruce Edward Wade, Petitioner Case No: 13MN-CV00079


It is hereby ordered that the change of name of Bruce Edward Wade to Bethany Rebecca Wade, is ordered by this Court on 25th day of March, 2013, to be published for three (3) consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation, Monroe County, Missouri. Date of first publication: April 4, 2013 Rachel L. Shepherd, Circuit Judge Published on: April 4, 11 and 18, 2013 IN THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COURT, MONROE COUNTY, MISSOURI Judge or Division: PROBATE Case Number: 13MN-PR00016 In the Estate of MAJEL R KROPF, Deceased.


(Small Estate) To All Persons Interested in the Estate of MAJEL R KROPF, Decedent. On March 20, 2013 a small estate affidavit was filed by the distributees for the decedent under Section 473.097, RSMo, with the Probate Division of the Circuit Court of Monroe County, Missouri. All creditors of the decedent, who died on 29-JAN-2013, are notified that Section 473.444, RSMo, sets a limitation period that would bar claims one year after the death of the decedent. A creditor may request that this estate be opened for administration. Receipt of this notice should not be construed by the recipient to indicate that the recipient may possibly have a beneficial interest in the estate. The nature and extent of any person’s interest, if any, may possibly be determined from the affidavit on this estate filed in the Probate Division of the Circuit Court of Monroe County, Missouri. Date of first publication is APRIL 4, 2013. Heather D. Wheeler, Circuit Clerk (signed) Published on: April 4 and 11, 2013

PUBLIC NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICE On March 25, 2013, Covenant Network filed an application with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for a construction permit for a new FM Translator Station on Channel 274, 102.7 MHz, at Monroe City, Missouri. This station proposes to operate with an effective radiated power of 250 watts from a transmitter site at 816 Stoddard Street, Monroe City, Missouri. The primary FM station to be rebroadcast would be KEFL, Channel 218, 91.5 MHz, Kirksville, Missouri. Individuals who wish to advise the FCC of facts relating to this application should file comments and petitions with the FCC, Washington, DC 20554.


Spring is here,

now is the time to rent a camper spot!

Come to Lake Village community in Paris, Mo. Cheapest Rates Clean Shower House • Lots of Trees Close to Mark Twain Lake.

Come see us! 660-327-5151 • 636-358-3904



31834 Monroe County Rd. 454, Stoutsville

503 Pitts Street, Paris

24651 Monroe County Road 473, Stoutsville: Well maintained one bedroom, one bath home situated on .53 acre lot. Great starter home or weekender. New vinyl siding and windows. - $52,000


416 E Locust Street, Paris: Three bedroom, two bath home on 320 x 270 lot. Home features separate living and family rooms, kitchen and dining rooms, master bedroom and two full bath. - $69,000

215 Mary Street, Paris:

Pristine Condition 3BD/1.5BA Ranch on Finished Basement! All three bedrooms are located on the main level. Basement features large family room, half bath, and large laundry room! $79,900

121 E. Locust, Paris:

Spacious 1.5 Story Home with 5BD/2BA on two large lots. Located near downtown and city parks. Ample storage throughout the home. Beautiful front porch and side deck!


624 Bryan Ave., Paris:

3BD/2.5BA Ranch on 8.4 beautiful acres. Fully updated, plus finished basement. A must see home! $269,900

108 South Main, Madison:

Established and successful local café/restaurant for sale. Large building with additional storage loft at back of building. Sales includes real estate and business supplies for easy start up.

Contact your local agents Verle Hugenot & Loretta Willingham! VERLE HUGENOT 660-676-4620 Broker Associate LORETTA WILLINGHAM 660-651-6647 Broker Associate DARREN ADAMS 573-819-1518 Broker/Owner

Let Alliant Bank tell you more about this long term fixed rate financing and help you with your home purchase. Call or stop by and speak to Ed Thomas at our Madison Branch or Lori Watson at our Monroe City branch and let them help you get into that new home today. Alliant Bank has it all and we are ready to help you with all of your home loan needs!

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FOR RENT 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.


HAYHURST REAL ESTATE 23815 Hwy 24 West • Paris, MO

85 Acres with 80 tillable northern Monroe County $531,250 53 Arces - 35 arces tillable, 3 acre lake, black top and county road frontage corp, ground frontage, north side of Mark Twain Lake $331,250 20 Acres - Randolph County, 17 acres tillable 60 Acres - Randolph County, 55 acres tillable

Mark Twain Lake Area • Farms • Residental • Hunting

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


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) 565-3392........................tfn

FOR SALE FOR SALE: several hundred used steel posts and other fencing supplies. Text or call 573-819-7202 evenings. .............................14-1t

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100# = 55¢ Per lb. 250# = 60¢ 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

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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)

SERVICES LAWN CARE Call: (573) 473-7351 for a quote

FOR YOUR ROCK HAULING NEEDS... Give me a call, Keith Baker 660-651-2129

Little Rick’s Plumbing Plumbing • Heating Cooling • Electrical Work Call Little Rick Heitmeyer

•660-327-4726• •573-473-6494•

Now Excepting All Major Credit Cards


DUMP TRUCKING Clifford Blackaby 33388 Monroe Rd. 670 Stoutsville, MO 65283

Call Today! Cell: 573-473-7468 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

HELP WANTED DRIVERS-OTR. Immediate openings! 2500+ miles/ week! Home weekends! Medical/Dental available! 3yrs verif.exp, CDL-A and Clean MVR! Call 877-6592491................................13-2t DRIVERS CDL-A: Your current 10-20 have you down? Why not Get Home, NEW PAY PACKAGE! 2012 tractors/trailers to boot! 877705-9261........................13-2t WANTED: Certified lifeguards needed by May 25, 2013. Responsibilities include daily pool maintenance and supervision during specified hours. Applications at Gilmore Bldg. 201 S. Main. Call (573) 6820557 with questions......14-1t

EVENTS St. Frances Cabrini

Relay For Life Benefit Roast Beef Dinner Sunday, April 14 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Carry Outs and Delivery available: 660-327-4448 Freewill Donation: All proceeds go to Relay For Life

Four Family Rummage Sale Paris Library Basement Friday, April 5 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. Saturday, April 6 8 a.m. - noon

NEW DEADLINE for News & Articles: FRIDAY @ 4 p.m.


COL. JAMES L. JOHNSTON Auctioneer, Realtor, Appraiser Hwy. 24, Madison, MO 660-291-5921 • 800-404-3400

SPRING MACHINERY & EQUIPMENT AUCTION, Saturday, April 13, Route K north of Madison, Mo. Selling farm equipment, construction equipment, building material, campers, boats, cars, trucks. Call now to consign your items and get free advertising. Col. James L. Johnston, Auctioneer & Re Broker, 573-473-4904 or 800-4043400................................14-1t


Aluminum Cans (In 13 Gal. Bags or Larger)


The City of Paris is accepting applications until April 19 for summer help at Walnut Grove Cemetery. Must have a valid drivers license. Pick up applications at the City office, 112 S. Main, Paris, Mo.

Thanks to my co-workers, family and friends who plotted and planned my surprise party. It was a great beginning to Retirement!

Nancy Bierly We are pleased to inform everyone who participated in our first annual Taste of Monroe County for Meals On Wheels fundraiser, that it was a great success! We raised over $1100.00 and we couldn’t have done it without the Monroe County businesses, and all the people who came out to support our campaign against senior hunger. A special thanks also to Mayor Jim Buckman and the Monroe County commissioners for proclaiming March 28th of every year to be Meals On Wheels Day in Paris and Monroe County. THANK YOU TO THE FOLLOWING BUSINESSES:

15 Diner • Jacs Restaurant Monroe County Cattlemens Association Ma’ Shers’ Kitchen On The Go Millers Bar & Grill • Monroe City Nutrition Center Eva Mae’s • Caseys • Beckys Restaurant Hickmans IGA Deli • C & J Baked Goods

Be Part of the MoDOT Team! The Northeast District of the MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORATION is currently seeking qualified applicants for the following vacancies: MAINTENANCE WORKERS for the maintenance facilities at Canton, Paris, Mexico, New Florence and Warrenton. EQUIPMENT TECHNICIANS (MECHANICS) at our facilities in Lancaster and Wayland. SEASONAL MAINTENANCE WORKERS for temporary spring/summer employment at our maintenance facilities at Wayland, Kirksville, New Cambria, and Elsberry For more information about these opportunities and their required qualifications, please visit us at and click on Career Opportunities/Northeast District or contact your local Career Center. Employment applications are available on-line at and must be submitted by April 11, 2013 to be considered for these vacancies. Drug Free Work Environment • Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/D/V

Monroe County Young Farmers and Paris FFA would like to thank the many people and businesses that donated or helped out with the 2013 Monroe County Ag Night! Without these people it would be a challenge to make Ag Night a success! And a big THANK YOU to those who came out and enjoyed Ag Night… we hope to see everyone and more next year! If you see these people or businesses take a minute and thank them for supporting an event as Ag Night in Monroe County! Paris Pharmacy• Sydenstrickers • Hopewell Farms Bright Farms • Pioneer Seed-Jared Kendrick Jill Nobis • Paris Vet Clinic• Monroe County COOP Monroe County Appeal • The Lake Gazette Country 96 • Monsanto • Alliant Bank • POET-Laddonia Paris National Bank • UMB • Scott Willingham Casey Bergthold • Brian Powers • KRES FCS-Kyle Eckler • POET-Macon Mark Twain Chapter of Quail Forever

To the family and many friends of the late Donnie Neale, we wish to express our deep appreciation to those who have offered such kindness and support during Donnie’s illness. We extend special thanks to Hospice Compassus for taking such good care of Donnie. For everyone who has supported us following his death we would like to convey our sincere thanks and gratitude for the food, the many cards, visits, phone calls, and generous donations to the Central Missouri Food Bank and Hospice Compassus. Your acts of kindness and sympathy continue to be a great comfort to us in our time of sorrow. Your generosity and thoughtfulness will not be quickly forgotten. Donnie will be greatly missed forever, but we know that he will live in the hearts of all of those that knew and loved him.

MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOURS, Saunceria Neale Kyle Neale and Morgan Tyler Danica (Neale) Johnson and Eric Johnson

SALE INVENTORY REDUCTION & CONSIGNMENT SALE Saturday, April 6 • 10:30 a.m. Downtown Clarence

FURNITURE: 2 Bookcases, Divan, Baby Bed, Nursery Table, Roll-Top Desk, Fireplace Mantle, Cabinets, Table with Chairs HOUSEHOLD AND MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS: Fine China, Kitchenware, Dinnerware, Bedstead Apparel, Bird Cages, Garden Pond, Tools, Hardware, Garden Rock Bench COLLECTIBLES, COLLECTIBLES: Elvis Presley Volumes, VCR World War II Series, Green Depression, Glassware, 1931 Roadster Replica, McDonald’s Commerative Pins, Lots, Lots and Lots of Miscellaneous Boxes.


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