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According to Paris Rural Fire Chief Steve Jones, Monroe County still has a “burn ban”. There is no burning of any kind in the county.



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Sample Ballots for 2012 Primary Election

Sample Ballots Page 9 THURSDAY, August 2, 2012

Remember to vote: Missouri Primary Election - Tuesday, Aug. 7.

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County voters head to polls on Tuesday, Aug. 7 Rita Wilkerson

Name: Rita Wilkerson Office Sought: Treasurer for County of Monroe Family: Husband Raymond Wilkerson; we have six children and seven grandchildren. I was born and raised in Shelby County. My parents were Jim and Ruby (McClure) Blackford and I was the 9th of 10 children. Specific Skills, Education and Work Experience: I was a graduate of Monroe

City R-I High School and held several secretarial and bookkeeping positions including: collector of utilities and taxes for City of Hunnewell; owned and operated my own business (Rita’s Café); was Deputy Treasurer of the Monroe County Democrat Central Committee; and have worked for 14 years at Monroe County Courthouse. During the last seven years I have had on-the-job training regarding County FiContinued to page 12

Voters head to the polls on Tuesday, Aug. 7, to vote in the 2012 Primary Election. In Monroe County, the only choice for voters besides some township members is the democratic race between Rita Wilkerson and Mary Lynn Powell for Monroe County Treasurer. (Both candidates were given a questionnaire and the answers appear under their respective pictures on this page. Wilkerson appears on the left due to her place as the top spot on the ballot.) Voters will mark the box for U.S. Senator, Missouri Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, Treasurer, Attorney General, for State Representative, for Circuit Judge, for Monroe County Eastern and Western District Commissioners, for Monroe County Treasurer, for Monroe County Public Administrator, for Monroe County Sheriff, for Monroe County Coroner and for Monroe County Assessor. Voters will also cast votes for local township men and women with Republican races between Jackson Township committeeman and woman and Union township committeeman. Absentee Voting According to Monroe County Clerk Sandra Francis, the clerk’s office will be open Saturday morning, Aug. 4, for absentee voting for the Primary Election. The office will be open from 8 a.m. until 12 noon for the convenience of those people who will be unable to go to the polls for the Tuesday, Aug. 7 Primary Election. Polling Place Change Due to high temperature and the lack of air-conditioning in the Santa Fe Community Building, County Clerk Sandra Francis Continued to page 12

Paris R-II On Monday, Aug. 6, Paris R-II School District will hold K-12 registration from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Students new to the district can come on this day (it would be helpful if students bring birth certificate, new address, and contact info from previous school). Junior high and high school students can pick up schedules once all office paperwork is completed and signed by parent/guardian. Junior high and high school

students will be taking school pictures this day from 8-6 in the high school library. At the elementary school there will a free garage sale including clothing and other items. Visit with Dawn Peak on Friday, Aug. 3, at the elementary school to donate or for more information. Also, as has been a yearly practice, the Paris PTSA will be providing school supplies to families for $5 per family (families can sign up this day, and supplies will be delivered the stu-

dents’ classroom. Madison C-3 Madison C-3 will hold registration day on Tuesday, Aug. 7, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Returning students (grades 7-12) and new K-12 enrollees are encouraged to attend. High School schedules and locker assignments will be available during this time. If your child is new to Madison C-3 School District please bring the following Continued to page 12

Mary Lynn Powell

Name: Mary Lynn Powell Office sought: Treasurer of Monroe County, Missouri Family: Married to Rick Powell for 17 1/2 years. Rick was a widower when I married him so we became a blended family. He has a daughter Michele and sonin-law Kevin who live in Wentzville and three beautiful grandchildren whom I consider my own. My grandchildren are Zach and his new bride Erika, Kyle and Hayley.

My parents are Warren and Janet Kinninger and I have an older brother, Warren, and a younger sister, Kathleen. My father, who now has MS and the onset of dementia, was extremely knowledgeable about electronics and the medical world and helped to develop the first heart and lung machine and then went on to start his own company making a new kind of infant incubator for premature babies. My Continued to page 12

School registration begins County Clerk to hold next week for local schools school of instruction

Paris Area Chamber of Commerce First Dollar - 15 Diner...

The Paris Area Chamber of Commerce recently held a First Dollar presentation with 15 Diner owners Rhonda Johnson and Chandra Blades. The chamber board members award local business openings with their ”first dollar.” Left to right, Chamber Vice-President Charles Holland, 15 Diner owner Rhonda Johnson, Chamber Executive Director Vanessa Forrest, 15 Diner owner Chandra Blades, Chamber Secretary/Treasurer Mary Brown and Chamber Board Member Lloyd Miller. Chamber President David Eales was present but not pictured. APPEAL PHOTO

Monroe County Clerk Sandra Francis has scheduled a School of Instructions for Election Judges who will be working at the Tuesday, Aug. 7, Primary Election. The session will be held on Friday afternoon, Aug. 3, at 1:30 p.m., in the Circuit Courtroom on the third floor of

the courthouse. A public demonstration of the ballot counting machines will be conducted at this time. Clerk Francis urges all election judges that are going to be working at the polls on Tuesday, Aug. 7, to attend this meeting.

Tax holiday helps with back to school purchases

Friday, Aug. 3 marks the beginning of Missouri’s 9th annual “Back-to-School” Sales Tax Holiday – a time for shoppers in Missouri to save money on computers, clothes and school supplies. By state law, the sales tax holiday begins on the first Friday in August and continues through the following Sunday. This year, the three-day holiday begins at midnight on Friday, Aug. 3, and runs through Sunday, Aug. 5. During this time period, the state’s 4.225 percent sales tax will not be assessed on certain purchases made in Missouri. Local governments can participate in the holiday and increase the savings for shoppers, or opt out of the holiday and maintain local tax revenue during the holiday. (See local entity list at end of article) “If you need a computer, school supplies or clothes, now would be a good time to begin planning to buy these items during the sales tax holiday,” said Alana M. Barragán-Scott, director of the Missouri Department of Revenue. “Saving more than 4 percent is significant, especially on more expensive items like computers.”

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Missourians aren’t the only ones who can save during the holiday. “Out-of-state residents can save just as much as Missourians,” Barragán-Scott said. “The key is that the purchase has to be made in Missouri between Aug. 3 and 5. I encourage our neighbors from Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Oklahoma and the other border states to come to Missouri and save money on school supplies, clothes, personal computers and other items while they shop here.” The state sales tax will not be charged on the following items during the holiday: *Clothing that does not have a value of more than $100. Eligible clothing includes standard items of apparel worn on or about the body, and includes footwear. It also includes material to make school uniforms or other school clothing. It does NOT include accessories such as watches, jewelry, handbags, handkerchiefs, umbrellas, scarves, ties, headbands and belt buckles. *School supplies, not exceeding $50 per purchase, that are used in a standard classroom for educational purposes. School supplies include textbooks, notebooks, paper, pens, pencils, crayons, art supplies, rulers, book bags, backpacks, handheld calculators, chalk, maps and globes. School supplies do NOT include CD playContinued to page 12

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The Conversations Nobody is Having

One of the many bad things about Presidential election years is the absence of give and take conversations about serious and controversial issues. At the very top of the list would be to identify the government programs that would have to be reduced or changed to effectively reduce the national debt. Along with that discussion should be to identify when and how the government can raise the income necessary to operate within a reasonable budget. Another discussion worth having is whether or not there is sufficient evidence of global warming and whether or not we can take any action to slow or reverse it if it does exist. Most recently there is at least some reasons to expect having a rational discussion about whether or not even firm second amendment advocates could support some limitation on the kinds and number of weapons an individual or group may have in their possession. I would like to at least to hear such a discussion without having to turn in my NRA membership card. It would be helpful also to have some discussion between those who support gay marriage or equal benefits for gay couples and gays and lesbians about whether or not such support has to be unconditional or could the line be drawn at opposition to what I will delicately call gay practices? Or can you draw a moral line at all and still not be considered prejudiced? After the election, no matter who wins, there will be discussions about the direction of health care. I would especially want to hear from the people who are against providing health care to more Americans and those who favor continuing having emergency rooms be the primary and only choice for so many Americans. In turn, of course, we need the input of those who favor expanding health care as to how to best accomplish that and how we can pay for it. There are many other topics ripe for a real and honest airing between opposing groups and individuals. The rules for any of these discussions should be quite simply a respectful attitude for the person and the fact that there is another and different viewpoint on the subject and the willingness to find common ground if possible. The odds are that we are not always going to be right nor will those we disagree with always be wrong.


Just Ask Dave... by David Eales Publisher/Editor The Olympics! Millions and millions of people are watching the Olympic games either in person, on television, streaming to their iPads or phones or watching on their computers! They are watching athletes vie for gold medals, silver medals and bronze medals. It started me thinking about our own Olympians here in the local area. We have Olympic quality athletes here you ask? Why yes we do. We have people everyday that step up to the plate and hit one out of the park so to speak. (Baseball should be an Olympic event, ask an Cardinal fan!) David Eales Let’s review... What are the Olympics? The Olympic Games is a major international event featuring summer and winter sports, in which thousands of athletes participate in a variety of competitions. The Olympic Games are considered to be the world’s foremost sports competition and more than 200 nations participate. The Games are currently held biennially, with Summer and Winter Olympic Games alternating, meaning they occur every four years within their respective seasonal games. Locally, we have people that could be Olympic participants but in everyday life events. Many people watch the trap and skeet shooters in the summer games. Here in Paris we have some of the best shooters in the state thanks to an extremely modest but excellent instructor - Darrin DeOrnellis. His skill is witnessed by the success of his shooters such as John DeOrnellis, Austin Tawney, Brett Mason and Saylor Forsyth and tons more. The skill he and his helpers impart to their shooters is indeed gold medal worthy. Other people watch the sand volleyball competition. These superb athletes dive in the sand to dig out balls and work hard for each and every point. Locally, we have Ali Rentschler who, no matter how hard the work, dug out a truly successful Relay For Life of Monroe County. No matter how many hours were necessary or how much work was needed, she put forth the effort. She truly had a gold medal performance. People say that the United States gymnastic team worked together to bring home Olympic gold for their country. Three local young ladies - Carley McCall, Morgan McCall and Kendall Mason work together in the same way to reach their goals. They saw a cause; they planned a route to reach their goals; they worked hard; and they worked together every step of the way. Can you say teamwork? A very Olympic gold worthy effort! Basketball is an Olympic event.. and the 2012 Dream Team is playing terrific team basketball. Locally, during the last varsity season Cole Lockhart and Jacob Youse put on impressive shows on the hardwood. The skills they demonstrated were indeed Olympian and gold worthy as they championed their respective teams. Cole Lockhart was a multi sport athlete and was named an All State athlete in baseball (You know that sport that should be an Olympic sport but was obviously overlooked by accident) These are but a small sampling of the “Olympic quality” individuals we have in the local area. People who toil in obscurity but perform in excellence as they help our community, our home, to grab that gold medal and shine. Look around - they are everywhere! Have a great week!


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

90 Years Ago July 28, 1922

The local supply of ice was exhausted at Paris last Friday and a local dealer began trucking it in from Mexico, which tripled the price. T. G. Dulaney, of Hannibal, celebrated his eighty-first birthday anniversary this month by giving $1,000 to each of the four following colleges of the Christian church: Culver-Stockton, at Canton; William Woods, Fulton; Bible College, of Missouri, at Columbia; and Christian College, at Columbia. At the Indian Creek, Monday, the ladies of the Catholic church served 250 apple, chocolate, cocoanut and cherry pies; 140 chickens, 390 pounds of beef, a lot of country hams, 350 loaves of bread, 1000 buns, 20 gallons of fruit salad, bushels of slaw, great pans of baked beans, several gallons of pickles, several bushels of ripe tomatoes, huge quantities of potato salad and salads of other sorts, two barrels of ice tea and about two thousand cups of coffee. Frank Bryan and family, of Kansas City, are visiting at W. H. Blackford’s. The trip to Paris was made in their car. Frank has been a switch man for six years and is taking a 30 day vacation. Rather unusual indeed was it that the lucky number winning the twenty-five in gold given away by the American Legion at the picnic Thursday, was held by Pearl Haydon, Mr. Haydon’s father J.L. Haydon having won the Overland automobile given by the legion last year. E.T. Fuller, of Paris; John Atterbury, of Madison, and R.S. McClintic, of Monroe City, attended hearings before the Road Commission in Jefferson City this week and expressed the opinion that Monroe County was satisfied with the routes that had been selected.

75 Years Ago August 5, 1937 The Laugh and Learn club in the Victor community will give a farewell dinner for Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Popkes, Thursday. Mr. and Mrs. Popkes leave soon for Washington where they will make their home. Invited guests are Rev. and Mrs. Willard Reavis and Miss Lula Mae Pollock, of Paris. H. G. Brock, near Holliday, renewed his Appeal subscription last Thursday for the 33rd successive year. He remarked that during all that third of third of a century he had never missed so much as a single copy. Preston Tanzey got an average of a little over 22 bushels of wheat from 30 acres and he had 800 bushels of oats which made an average of 48 bushels to the acre. A family reunion was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Caskie Hayden, Sunday, in honor of the 79th birthday of Tom Hayden, Caskie’s father. Miss Oma McGee entertained at Bridge Tuesday afternoon. Miss McGee is taking her vacation from the Ladies Style Shop this week. Peak Home Planners club met at the home of Mrs. Mace Talley, Wednesday, July 21, with eleven members and five visitors present. We were anxious to hear the answers to the roll call, which was “What I Remember Most Vividly About My Wedding.” It proved to be interesting as well as amusing. Miss Emily Curtright returned Sunday from a two weeks visit in Hannibal and Frankfort.


50 Years Ago Aug. 2, 1962

Richard Deaver, Paris, and Denny Smith, Perry, tied for first fish caught at the Sunday Kids Fishing Derby. The annual Monroe County Fall Festival opens at Paris next Thursday in the afternoon and runs through Friday and Saturday, with the latter devoted to the presentation of the Young Farmer Award of Jaycees, a Boots and Saddle Club Show and a colt show. The annual 4-H Achievement Day events at Paris last Friday drew a crowd of over 300, and 175 entries in the various demonstrations, grooming contests, public speaking, dress revues, and home economics judging. Mr. and Mrs. Bill Eckman and Donnie spent the weekend in Springfield visiting the Reverend and Mrs. Albert Baumgartner and family. Baumgartner was the minister of the First Baptist Church in Paris until two years ago and is now with a Baptist Church in Springfield, Missouri. Dr. Carl Schlager, Jr., osteopathic physician and surgeon who recently moved to Paris, announces this week that he is opening his offices on the second floor of the National Bank Building Wednesday of this week. A successful Monroe Baptist Camp closed last Friday at Camp Clemens in Mark Twain State Park.

25 Years Ago July 30, 1987

A combination of no rain, sizzling temperatures and high humidity during the past two weeks is on the verge of causing serious problems for county farmers and their crops. The Paris Park Board met Monday night and considered a wide variety of topics concerning future plans at the Paris fairgrounds. Every year about this time, housewives and daughters keep unusually busy preparing and canning vegetables from their gardens. This year’s crop of fresh vegetables is a bumper harvest. We don’t have a garden, maybe next year, but just the same we have been the recipients of many gifts of beans, corn, cucumbers, and tomatoes. Monroe County families know how to make gardens and produce vegetables in extra large quantities. Monroe County families are also very generous with their vegetables. Over 100 law enforcement officers from throughout the northeast part of the state gathered near Paris last Thursday for the 5th annual Northeast Missouri Peace Officers Shoot. A cousin reunion was held at the home of Bill and Karen Parrish, Sunday, July 26. A fish fry dinner was served. Some attending from Paris were Murline Hamilton, Gene and Mary Jane Havens, Libby Morehead, and Danny Baker. Amber Collins, daughter of Donald and Mary Collins, Paris, attended Missouri Business Week, July 12-17 at the University of Missouri.

Just a Thought

by Lisa Talton

Socks, socks and More or Less Socks

Who would have thought that socks would be one of the major issues we deal with as mothers? You got your disappearing socks, your dirty socks, your hole filled socks, your laying-around-for days-in-the-middle-of-the-floor-socks, your shoved in the couch cushions sock, etc. etc. etc. We are trying to figure out how they get sooooooo dirty, where all the holes are coming from, why our children are shoving, hiding, and putting them in odd places and where are they disappearing to? The first sock issue I want to discuss is “Where are all the socks going?” We think they are going into the washer as a pair but they seem to come out one without the other. Do they get left when we transfer them from the washer to the dryer? Or do they hide somewhere in our dryers only to fall to the ground missing their destination. Then it is anyone’s guess what happens after that. Maybe they get stuck under the dryer, or maybe they fall behind it or better yet maybe they are picked up by someone who finds it on the ground and thinks it is dirty so they toss it right back in the dirty clothes? (I have to say I think that last possibility has no probability of happening, at least in my house, because it would mean that my children not only pick up socks that are on the floor but that they put them in the dirty clothes.) OR maybe, just maybe, the other sock never even had a chance of making to the washer. Which brings me to the next sock issue I want to discuss: Why do our children shove socks, hide socks and place socks in all the wrong places? Well, first off I need to be fair and also include daughter’s socks shoved in between the couch cushions but I have found my husband’s

a time a two. Now he will deny it and say he didn’t shove them in there but merely placed them on the side of the cushion and somehow they got wedged in. Nonetheless, they are still in the couch instead of the washer. The if my daughter is not shoving them in the couch cushions, she is putting them under her bed, in her closet, in her desk, and even with her hair products. She will put them anywhere and everywhere but the place they need to go. But he worse of the worse, in my opinion, is when I go to put the clean socks in my son’s dresser drawers only to find mismatched dirty socks residing in there. More than likely they are the very matches to the socks I just pulled out of the dryer that I couldn’t seem to find. I don’t think it is much of a mystery how our children get their socks filthy or filled with holes. I am sure most of us have had to tell our children umpteen times to stop wearing their socks outside with no shoes on. Or our children climbing, running, playing, in weeds, mud, dirt, and anything else they can find to help dirty up their socks. The last thing I want to talk about is that lonely sock that sits on the floor getting passed by over and over, time and time again, by not just one of my children but by all four of them. Sometimes they walk around it. Other times they step over it. They might step right on it and yet other times they even kick it out of the way. Then the craziest part about it is I will also ignore it because I want to see how long it will stay there before someone picks it up. I use to let it stay there for quite some time but as I get older and realize my children are not getting any faster at picking it up or any more aware of the sock, I pick it up after much shorter time elapse. I guess there are some things in life we aren’t meant to understand. I just didn’t think socks would be one of them.

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Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012


Long term drought affects all county residents

Local officials attended a session with the administrator of USDA last week at the Monroe County farm of Mike and Aaron Whelan. Among those attending were (from left) Monroe County Presiding Commissioner Mike Minor, Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Committee member Aaron Whelan, FSA State Director Eddie Joe Hamill, Deputy District Director for U.S. Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer Dan Engemann, 9th District State Representative Paul Quinn, Donald LaRue of LaRue Insurance Agency of Monroe City, USDA Risk Management Agency Administrator William J. Murphy, RMA for State of Missouri Gregg Otting and Monroe County Eastern District Commissioner Mike Whelan. Photo courtesy of Linda Geist

USDA top official visits local Monroe County farm

By Linda Geist On Friday, July 24, the top administrator of the Risk Management of the U.S. Department of Agriculture told Monroe County farmers that the agency has relaxed regulations to help farmers through a record-breaking drought. William J. Murphy of Washington, D.C. visited with local farmers at the Stoutsville grain farm of Monroe County Eastern District Commissioner Mike Whelan and his son, Aaron, as part of a statewide inspection of droughtplagued farms. The younger Whelan serves as an Obama Administration appointee of Missouri Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Committee. “The administration is looking for ways to help with relief,” Murphy told approximately 40 farmers, bankers, crop insurance agents and elected officials. Included in that relief package are 30-day extensions on payments without penalties and operating loans with interest as low as 2.25 percent. Murphy said U.S. Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack is pushing to relax restrictions on CRP land, in addition to

pushing for passage of a new farm bill that would provide additional drought relief. Additionally, deviations from standard procedures for insurance agencies have been preapproved to allow agencies to expedite claims. The good news is that USDA is not limited by budgetary concerns for payouts to farmers and there will be a great deal of flexibility in determining losses, he said. Farmers who pay for crop insurance will see some financial relief from failed crops. But will that insurance be enough? “Crop insurance will help this year,” he said. He said crop insurance alone may not be enough this year, depending upon the level of coverage and whether the farmer had contracted on the futures market to provide levels of grain that they are unable to produce. Many farmers are cutting corn into silage or “abandoning” crops by not spending more money on production. Murphy urged farmers who are doing this to contact their crop insurance agent before making either one of those decisions. Farmers should also begin pull-

Hopes fading for area grain farmers whose corn crops have been hit by a drought in the nation’s heartland. Farm sources reported that 45 percent of the nation’s crop is in poor-to-very poor condition. Photo courtesy of Linda Geist ing production records now if they of emerging signs of aflatoxin, a anticipate losses over $200,000, mold and fungus. Murphy said, to avoid fall delays. With no rain in sight, farmers also “It’s not good to have surprises at are facing the likely possibility of claims time,” he said. low soybean yields this year. “SoyCornfields are producing low beans may look nice from the road, yields with most ears producing but when you get out and look at only a few grains this year, and them, they may have only 3-8 pods there is no good news in store. on them,” he said. Ninth District Farmers face docking of prices Missouri State Rep. Paul Quinn from elevators even if they do said he had never been through a produce a crop, he said, as a result drought that destroyed both corn and bean crops. The last recorded drought for Monroe County farmers was in 1988, he said, but this year’s lack of rainfall is worse. According to the National Weather Service, Monroe County received only 4.39 inches of rain from May 1-July 19. This is 7.69 inches less than the average for this period. The January to May 2012 rainfall was 9.77 inches less than the average, with the damage being compounded by back-to-back recordsetting scorching temperatures. Rainfall has been so scattered that some farms have received even less than the reported amounts. Nearly 125 people gathered in the Paris Ag Education Building on Thursday evening, July 25, to visit with MU Agronomist Max Glover and Purina Nutritionist NT Cosby. Glover & Cosby shared information with area livestock producers on how to deal with drought conditions that are affecting livestock feed supplies in the area. SUBMITTED PHOTO

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Local officials checked ears of corn at the Monroe County farm of Mike and Aaron Whelan during a special meeting with the administrator of the Risk Management Agency of USDA last week. Among those visiting the field were Deputy District Director of Congressman Blaine Luedkemeyer’s office Dan Engemann, farmers Aaron and Mike Whelan, Paris National Bank Board President Daniel G. Putrah and William J. Murphy, administrator of USDA’s Risk Management Agency. Murphy toured the Whelan farm and visited with Monroe County farmers and officials as part of a tour of the drought-stricken state. Photo courtesy of Linda Geist Dan Engemann, deputy district ties released for emergency haying director for Ninth District U.S. and grazing. For more informaRep. Blaine Luetkemeyer, said tion, contact him at 660-327-4137 there are a few pockets of green or visit crops throughout the state, but Eddie Joe Hamill, state director “they are few and far between.” of the FSA, said farmers in MisLynn Fodge, owner of Hopewell souri’s 114 counties can apply for Farms of Paris, asked Murphy if emergency loans, usually only any programs were available to available at the end of the season, help Missouri’s cattle producers. that are available now. FSA Farm Because of the drought cattlemen Loan Manager Bob Noellsch of are facing severe shortages of hay Bowling Green said applicants for feed, and water sources are go- must be denied conventional fiing dry. Murphy said there are two nancing before being approved new programs available to cattle for low-interest loans. FSA repreproducers and information on sentatives also can assist livestock these and other programs can be producers with a cost-sharing proobtained by contacting the county gram for water, Hamill said. FSA office. “When you’re looking at a 30 Tony Francis, executive director percent chance of rain at the end of FSA in Monroe County, said of the week, you’re in dire straits,” emergency haying and grazing use Murphy said. And even if that rain of Conservation Reserve Program comes, it likely will be too little, (CRP) acres is in effect, due to too late. recent extreme temperatures. The county is one of 73 Missouri CounDark Knight Rises

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Madison 4-H Club News

by Tyler Buck, Reporter

We held our meeting on Wednesday, July 8, at 4 p.m. There were 19 members present along with several parents. Roll call question was - What did you do on the 4th of July? Paige Hull and Miranda Breid led the pledges. Bonnie Hendren gave us a report from the fair board meeting. The treasurer report was given by Lindsey Hendren. Mendy Breid read her notes from the 4-H council meeting. Maddison Breid read the minutes from last months meeting. We had a lot to discuss at this month’s meeting due to the upcoming Monroe County Fair. The Monroe County Fair is to be held on July 16-21. We had a lot of reminders for important dates and times for the fair. There are several fun activities to held this year. Our club is in charge of serving the sale supporter supper. Those that are helping out need to be there by 4:30 p.m. to set up. Anyone selling an animal or ham needs to be checked in by 5:30 p.m. Everyone needs to bring a serving spoon. Our club is also in charge of a game from 12:30-1:30 p.m. We decided on a water balloon toss. We decided to hand out candy as prizes so everyone needs to bring a bag of candy. There is a blood drive to be held at the Madison Community Center from 2-6 on Thursday, July 16. Everyone needs to bring in cookies. We are going to pick up trash on Wednesday, July 29 for Chas Wheeler the day after his summer equipment sale. We need to be there at 8 a.m. We decided as a club to make a donation in memory of Mary Anglen. Our Clover kids showed us how to do the “Sizzle” something fun they learned at camp. We discussed changing our time and location for our future meetings. We decided to think about it until next meeting. Our next meeting will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 12.

Holliday C-2 School Board Members discuss ways to lower food costs

According to their minutes, on Tuesday, July 24, the Holliday C-2 Board of Education met in a regular session meeting at the school. Members present included: David Pence, Heather Morgan, Mendy Blades, Edith Ensor and Sara Callison. Administrator Carol Hall and Secretary Megan Day were also in attendance. President David Pence called the regular session meeting to order at 7:05 p.m. Consent Agenda Items: The board members approved the agenda for the July 24, meeting and the minutes of the June 12 board meeting. Finance: The board members unanimously approved the bills as presented and set the tax rate hearing for Tuesday, Aug. 7, at 7 p.m. Food Service: Superintendent

Carol Hall has been working with the kitchen to fix the budget for 2012-2013. They have been in contact with Martin Brothers, a wholesaler out of Iowa who is contracted with MSBA. The company can hopefully help to lower the costs in food service through better pricing. With new regulations coming from the state, the board discussed switching to offer versus serve in the kitchen. This would allow students to choose which items they would like on their tray rather than just serving them everything. Old Business: Superintendent Hall gave the Principal’s Report and also gave program evaluations for Board Policy, School Climate and Safety, and Student Handbook. It was noted that the MAP testing results have been received and

overall the students did well. Transportation: A side bus window was broken and had to be replaced. Building Maintenance: Jerry has been working on the building. He fixed the ramp going into the older modular and has replaced broken playground pipes. Closed session in August: A motion was made, seconded and approved unanimously to go into Closed Session at the next regular meeting or at any interim per Section 610.021 subsection 3,13,6 14 RSMo. Next Meeting: The next regular board meeting will be held on Aug. 7, at 7:15 p.m. With no further business the board members adjourned at 7:40 p.m.

C-2 Board to approve free and reduced lunch policy

Holliday C-2 Board Meeting with associated tentative agenda Aug. 7, 7 p.m. Tax Rate Hearing: Notice is herby given that the Holliday C-2 School Board will conduct a Tax Rate Hearing meeting at 7 p.m., Aug. 7, at the Holliday C-2 School A. Tax Levy Notice of open meeting and vote to close part of the meeting: Notice is herby given that the Holliday C-2 School Board will conduct a meeting at 7:15 p.m., Aug. 7, at the Holliday C-2 School Tentative Agenda A. Call to Order B. Welcome Guests/Advisors C. Public Comment D. Approval of Agenda Items a. Agenda b. General Session Minutes c. Other E. Finance a. Approval of bills b. Tax Levy c. Other F. Food Service a. Prices and Policies – Approval of Free & Reduced Policy b. Other

G. Old Business a. Principal’s Report b. Program Evaluations - CSIP c. Other H. Transportation a. Application for State Transportation Aid b. Other I. Building Maintenance a. Maintenance Report b. Other J. New Business a. Other

K. Closed Session (Section 610.021 sub section 3,13,6,14 RSMo) a. Approval of closed session minutes b. Other L. Open Session-Possible action from closed session a. Other M. Closed Session in September N. Set next board meeting date – Sept. 14, at 7 p.m. O. Adjourn

On Farm Bureau/Farm Family Day, Monday, August 13, take your family to the Missouri State Fair and enjoy special events at reduced rates sponsored by the Missouri Farm Bureau and Blue Cross/ Blue Shield of Kansas City. Discounts on gate admission, Unlimited Daily Deal Carnival Rides, and Tractor Pull tickets are available. Coupons, available free from your county Farm Bureau office or your local Missouri Farm Bureau insurance agent, are valid only for Farm Bureau/Family Day. (These coupons will not be available on the fairgrounds.) You do not have to be a Farm Bureau member to use the coupons. Highlights of the day in our Farm Bureau Building located next to

the Administration Building include: • Free registration to win a John Deere Law tractor; • An opportunity to meet Farm Bureau’s 2012 Ambassadors Sonja Perry and Aaron Kerr • Ice-cold milk - 25 cents While you are attending this year’s Missouri State Fair, stop by. Find out what Farm Bureau has to offer. It doesn’t matter if you are from the city or the country, the State Fair is a showcase of Missouri agriculture. For more information, or to pick up your free Farm Bureau discount coupons, stop by the Monroe County Farm Bureau office at 25976 Business Highway 24, Paris, Mo.

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MONROE COUNTY VOTERS: My name is Rita Wilkerson and I am a candidate for Treasurer of Monroe County.

My goal was to knock on every registered voters’ door, to visit and leave an informative flyer about myself. I apologize if I have missed anyone. I also would like to add some information that was not on my flyer. For the last four years, I have verified the Treasurer’s end of month totals for correct balances and then give each department their monthly statement of accounts report showing them what the balances on each line item is with income and expenditures, and this also includes the Road and Bridge Department. As your next Treasurer, along with using the computerized governmental accounting program (GFMS), I will continue to maintain a hand written ledger, not only is this good practice, it is a second check, a method to ensure monthly totals are correct the first time, saving time and money, and assures balances in a more timely manner. I will also continue to send copies of cemetery funds to the appropriate people and continue preparing the farmer’s gas tax forms. Voting time is here and I urge every registered Voter to utilize your right to vote. For diligence, honesty and integrity, August 7, choose the Democratic ballot and put your mark by my name and elect Rita Wilkerson as Monroe County Treasurer. Thank you! Paid for by Citizens to elect Wilkerson - Martha Cullifer, Treasurer


Nine members of the Madison 4-H club and their parents, braved the mud on an early Sunday morning, July 26, to pick up trash following a larger equipment sale at Wheeler Auction on Hwy 24. Members included, left top right, First row - Macy Holohan, Jonathan Kinyon, Trishton Hull and Emily Buck. Second row - Paige Hull, Lindsey Hendren, Matthew Kinyon, Marisa Holohan and Tyler Buck. SUBMITTED PHOTO


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Senior Center News WEEKLY MENU August 6--August 10

Lunch Served Monday-Friday -11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Monday - Baked Pork Chop, Fried Potatoes, Mixed Vegetables, Grape Salad, Herb Cheese Biscuit Tuesday - Chicken Strips, Loaded Mashed Potatoes, Spinach Bake, Melon Chunks, Wheat Bread Wednesday - Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes, Peas and Pearl Onions, Caesar Salad, Peach/Blueberry Cobbler,Wheat Bread Thursday - Baked Ham, Fresh Sweet Potato, Mac & Cheese, Lima Beans, Pineapple Pudding, Cornbread Friday - Fried Chicken, Potato Wedges, Cole Slaw, Corn, Strawberries, Biscuit

Hand & Foot • Bingo •The Hand & Foot Club met on Thursday, July 26, at the Paris Senior Center with 16 members participating. •Drawing for the meal tickets was held and the winners were: Mary Hayhurst and Martha Cullifer. •Bingo was held on Monday, July 30, with 12 people participating. The winners of a meal ticket were Jerry Hartel and Carol Hartel. •Senior Center sponsored Ice Cream Social with candidate speaking and auction starts at 5 p.m., on Saturday, Aug. 4!!! Everyone welcome!

Three day Spencer - Couch Reunion held June 22-24

A three day reunion of the Spencer and Couch families was held at Camp Cedar Crest campground on Sunday, June 22, Monday, June 23, and Tuesday, June 24. A lot of visiting was done as well as several games. Doug Baker had Spencer Trivia and Lois Spencer won the prize. Johanna Wilkerson had the game Minute to Win it. Everyone enjoyed this. Richard Whitney had the Spencer Olympics. Mary Crawford saw that the families were well fed. On Sunday morning Doug Baker led the group with church services. Crystal Baker led the music. After Sunday brunch the groups bid farewell to family with plans to meet again in two years. The following attended: Patty and Wally Schroth, Traverse City, Mich., David Spencer, Chepachet, R.I., Chelsea Wilkinson, Sallie Whitney, Richard Whitney, Spencer Whitney, Brooke Whitney, Nick and Erin Koev and Lauren, Joanee, Charlie Whitney all of La Jolla, Calif., Paul and Eunice Noland, Fayettville, Ark., Brian Noland, Little Rock Ark., C.E.

Paris Chamber is “Calling All Vendors”

by Vanessa Forrest

Paris Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director

Calling all vendors! The Paris Area Chamber is gearing up for the 9th annual Fall-In-To-Paris fall festival to be held on Saturday, September 29. This family-oriented event will be advertised state-wide in an effort to increase tourism and to provide a way for the residents of Monroe County to celebrate our abundance. A full day of activities is planned, including live entertainment, free bounce house and train rides for kids, food booths, Little Mr. & Miss Farmer contest, games for young people, a parade, Lion’s duck race, chili cook-off, and new this year - an extreme 5K. Vendors of all types - food, craft, farmer’s market, or specialty are invited to participate for the day by signing up at the chamber office. Booth spaces measuring 10 ft. by 15 ft. will be outside around the courthouse for a fee of $25. Increase your space by 10 ft. for and extra $10. Vendors are responsible for their own tables and tents. Spaces are confirmed when the booth fee and information arrives to the office. The following vendors have already been confirmed for this year’s event: beef and pork on a stick food booths, consultants of Premier Design Jewelry, Scentsy, Pampered Chef, and 31.Vendors should plan to sell from at least 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. If you have any questions about the event, please call me at the chamber office - 660-3274450. I would be happy to e-mail or snail-mail a form to you!

Mark Twain Lake to host Mud Run

Rev it up and make sure to come out to Mark Twain Lake on Saturday Aug. 4, for a 4x4 Mud Run Truck and Car Show. Between noon until 6 p.m., the Tri-County 4X4 Club will be having a show in the MW Boudreaux Visitor Center parking lot where you can see their awesome off-road vehicles up close and personal. Have your picture taken with your favorite mud-slinging monster, ask the drivers on hand for a few tips and then come inside the Visitor Center to cool off. Also be sure to pick up their racing schedule so you can catch these bad boys in action on future dates. The M.W. Boudreaux Memorial Visitor Center is located south of the Clarence Cannon Dam on Rt. J.


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Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012


Mark Twain 4-H Club News

by Club Reporter Betsy Embree

The Mark Twain 4-H Club met on July 8, at the Presbyterian Church in Florida. There were 11 members, and eight leaders present. The meeting was called to order by Lauren Embree, President. Roll call was answered by “Do you have your projects ready for the fair?” Pledges were led by Will Crain. Minutes of the last meeting were read by Britany Williams, Secretary with a motion to approve the minutes by Betsy Embree and a second from Katelyn Breid. All members present reported on their projects. Old Business: Exhibit hall guard schedule for Mark Twain is Wednesday, July 18, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Concession stand workers are needed 8 a.m. to close. Face painting and three legged race with prizes will be from 12:30 to 2 p.m., on July 21. New Business: Project Leader forms are due on Aug. 1. Please have them turned in at the August meeting. August meeting is at the Paris Pool on Aug. 5 from 4-7 p.m. The cost is $125 for the pool party. Betsy Embree made a motion to pay pool party, seconded by Britany Williams. All were in favor. State Shoot papers are due at the Extension office on Monday, July 9. Ham cleaning is at The Mason residence on Wednesday, July 11 from 5-7 p.m. Bring $2 per ham for transport. Tuesday, July 17, is exhibit check in from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., and Wednesday, July 18 is Ham check in is from 6-8 p.m., at 4-H building. Don’t forget animals must be at sale barn by 4:30 p.m., on Friday, July 20, and everyone must check in at the sale trailer by 5:30 p.m. to sell. A Health Tip was given by Betsy Embree to “stay hydrated during hot days.” The Safety Tip was given by Ryan Breid to “wear a life jack when you are on a boat.” The next meeting is Sunday, Aug. 5 at the Paris Pool from 4-7 p.m. Everyone is to bring a side dish and a dessert. We will be having BBQ’d hotdogs. Betsy Embree made a motion to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Will Crain.

Madison Homemakers discuss group’s trip to Hannibal, Sept. 27

The Madison Homemakers met on Thursday, July 26, at the Community Center in Madison with 15 members and one guest, Anna Gebhardt, present. President Karen Thomas called the meeting to order and led the pledge to the flag. She also led the membership pledge. Karen was in charge of this month’s program, and invited Paula Delaney, Administrator of the Monroe County Health Department, to speak to us about their services. They are a taxing entity of the county - about 10 cents per $100 valuation -which brings in about $105,000. Since their budget is about $600,000, other funding is received from state and federal agencies. And their Home Health Services are fundraisers as well. The devotional was given by Nancy Campbell, comparing life to a railroad. President Karen also read a family record excerpt about life in the very dry year of 1934. Dorothy Swindell had a game of “Animal Tic-tac-toe” which was

won by Marge Cupp. Roll call was answered with “A Fourth of July Memory”. Kathy McCoy read the minutes of the June meeting, which was our picnic, and the May meeting in the absence of Secretary Jane Wilsdorf. They were approved as read. The treasurer’s report was given by Bonnie Crain. Carol Larson reported that the Blood Drive was a success, with 20 units collected. Goal was 18. A committee consisting of Kathy McCoy,Betty O’Bannon, and Elsie Mallory volunteered to make plans for the November and December meetings with a meal. Flowers were sent to one member after surgery, cards were signed and sent to another member and her family member, and a memorial was made in honor of the daughter of a member. There was discussion of our Club trip to Hannibal on Thursday, September 27. We plan to leave at 8 a.m., ar-

rive in Hannibal in time to take the 9:30 narrated one-hour trolley tour, have lunch, and then take the 1:30 p.m., riverboat cruise. Members may invite guests if they wish. Announcements included ‑ Tuesday, Aug. 7 - Election Day Saturday, Aug.11 - Free concert at Community Center by gospel group - Joshua 24:12 at 2 p.m. Tea and lemonade served Sunday, November - Salute to Veterans The Club Collect was repeated, and the meeting adjourned, Guest Anna Gebhardt chose to join our group. Drawing for the hostess gift was won by Phyllis Dixon. A Secret Pal birthday gift was received by Linda Brainerd. Refreshments of cinnamon rolls and fruit were served by hostesses, Karolyn Thomas and Nancy Campbell. Hostesses next month will be Joyce Narveson and Phyllis Dixon, with Kathy McCoy in charge of the program.

6 Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012 Holliday Christian Church

Pastor David Holmes

Sunday, July 29 services at The Holliday Christian Church were opened with the prelude by Sally Blakemore, pianist Rev. David Holmes welcomed guests Wayne and Brenda Dry and former Holliday minister Mike Brown and his wife Cara. Announcements were: The teachers’ breakfast will be held Tuesday, Aug. 21, at the church. A time will follow. The quarterly hymn sing will be held Sunday, July 29, at The Paris Christian Church, at 6:30 p.m. A 70th anniversary celebration for Mac and Catherine Donovan will be held at The Mark Twain Country Club, on Saturday, Aug. 4, from 2-4 p.m. All are welcome to attend. On Saturday, Aug. 11, at the Madison Community Center the band Joshua from Moberly will perform at 2 p.m. The 1st and 3rd Sundays of August Peggy Kirkpatrick from the Central Missouri Food Bank will fill in for Rev. Holmes and on Sunday, Aug 12, Jim McMorris will deliver the message. Rev. Holmes will be in Canada at a balloon fest the month of August. Those who have not revised or done their church directory are asked to do so as soon as possible. All stood for the opening hymn followed by the Gloria Patri. Birthdays celebrated were for Mac Donovan and Cynthia Grider, and Emily Smothers. Anniversaries celebrated were for Mac and Catherine Donovan (70) and Phil and Sally Blakemore (24) Prayer concerns went out to The Carrie Yohe family with the passing of her mother. Mike and Cara Brown entertained the congregation with selections Nearer My God To Thee And The Gift Of Love, played on the cello and harp. Everyone joined in the prayer hymn and repeated The Lords Prayer, followed by communion and the doxology. Rev. Holmes read from Scripture Paul the 3rd chapter, verse 14-21. His message was “How Far Does God’s Grace Extend”? All joined in the hymn of invitation and dedication followed by The Spirit Song. Bible study was opened with prayer by Jim McMorris. Sandy Callison had a reading titled - “The Shape I’m In.” The scripture study was from Matthew 21-24. Invitation to worship with us - services at 9:30 a.m., and Bible Study at 10:30 a.m., each Sunday. All are welcome to attend.

Granville Christian Church

Pastor Fran Schnarre

The Granville Christian Church annual community fish fry will be Wednesday, Aug. 22 at 6:30 p.m. All are invited. The church board will meet this Sunday at 10:30 a.m. between Sunday School and church. Please contact Brenda Coffman with names of soldiers in the combat zone and/or donations for supplies for our care packages. She recently mailed off three more and we have two boxes ready for shipment when we get additional names. Our upcoming schedule: Worship at 11 a.m. on the first, third and fifth Sundays (Aug. 5 and 19). Sunday School for all ages is held at 10 a.m. every Sunday. Come as you are and share time with God.

Madison Christian Church

Pastor David Holmes

Services were held at Madison Christian Church on Sunday, July 29, with 36 members in attendance. Rev. Holmes led the Minister’s Greetings and Announcements. Former minister, Rev. Mike Brown, and his wife, Cara, visited us this morning and shared a beautiful rendition of Near the Cross. Mike played the cello and Cara played the harp. Rev. Holmes led the morning prayer. Communion was shared and tithes were offered. Rev. Homes shared the morning scripture from Ephesians 3:1421, through a sermon entitled “How Far Does God’s Mercy Go?”. All were invited to Christian Discipleship. Announcements: Junior high and high school youth groups meet at various times during the week under the leadership of Jenn Shrocki. Peggy Kirkpatrick from the Central Missouri Food Bank will be our speaker next Sunday, Aug. 4. The official board will meet on Wednesday, Aug. 8, at 7 p.m. Aug. 12: Early “contemporary” worship will be held, beginning at 8 a.m. Future dates are Aug. 26 and Sept. 9 and 23. Anyone wising to worship early is welcome to come for singing, prayer, meditation, communion, and fellowship. School supplies are being collected for Madison School through August 19. Serving next Sunday: Darleen McNutt and Linda Wood, Elders; Christion Hulen, Kahler Mitchell, Angela Purdy and Taylor Salmons, Deacons. Linda Wood, communion preparer. All are welcome to attend Sunday services.

Church Service


Grace United Meth. (Madison) CHURCH: 9 a.m. FELLOWSHIP: 10 a.m. SUNDAY SCHOOL: 10:15a.m.

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

Bethel Baptist Church

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

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

Holliday Christian Church

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

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

Paris United Meth.

FaithWalk Ministries

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

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

South Fork Presbyterian Church

Mt. Airy Baptist Church

CHURCH: 9 a.m.

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

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

SUNDAY SCHOOL: 9:30 a.m. WORSHIP: 10:30 a.m.

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

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

Church NEWS

South Fork Presbyterian

Pastor John Grimmett

The Sunday, July 29 services at South Fork Presbyterian church began with Patti Grimmett playing “Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty” on the piano followed by Pastor John Grimmett leading in the Unison Prayer. Debbie Carey led in song to “Revive Us Again”, “Trust and Obey”, “Onward Christian Soldiers”, and “Threefold Amen” prior to prayer concerns for, Amanda Grimmett; the Grimmett family; Mark; little Madeline Rose; families in Colorado; Melodies sister and family; Katherine; and a praise for the Rahmeyer’s on the purchase of Garden Gate Florist in Mexico; for the showers and the showers of blessings. God is good; His strength will heal all hearts and all said the Lord’s Prayer in unison. Pastor John and Patti played guitar as she sang the “Revelation Song”. The message “The Main Thing” was based on scripture from Ecclesiastes Chapter 2 and 3; To everything there is a season, and a time to everything there is a purpose under heaven...a time of vanity - a “vapor” - meaningless - frail and fragile. You can have all things and still everything is worthless like a vapor. You have to seize the moment - don’t waste another minute, another hour, another year! If Satan is chasing you - read - believe and you and God can turn around and chase the devil away all twelve chapters of Ecclesiastes...hear the conclusion of the whole matter...Fear God, and keep the commandments, for this is the whole duty of man...Love the Lord with all your heart. Patti played “Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus” as Kaylee Beckham led the offertory. As all retired in fellowship to Roth Hall for coffee and donuts, Patti played “I Sing the Mighty Power of God”. Services are held every Sunday at 9 a.m. and all are welcome to share in the word of the Lord...

Perry Christian Church

Pastor David Todd

The Perry Christian Church worship service of Sunday, July 29 began with Danielle and Tristen Johnson lighting the candles. Arlen Provancha sang “Heavenly Sunlight”. A DVD of the Vacation Bible School played on the screen. The greetings and Call to Worship was given by Rev. Todd. Abraham Adams thanked the Todds for their support during the recent fire. Melissa Jaspering sent a note thanking all who helped in the bible school. Arlen and the pastor also thanked all who had assisted in every way each day. The new newsletter is now available. “I’ll Fly Away” was the praise hymn. It was an enthusiastic group of children at bible school last week and it was praised as a success. A special thanks went to the seven teens who helped. “O Master, Let Me Walk with Thee” was the call to prayer. Concerns were given for Marie Lewton, Bob Laudeman, Lois Friday, Laura Garner and the family of Eloise Swank (service will be Wed., 10 a.m., at the Garner Funeral Home, Monroe City.) The response was “Alleluia”. After Pastor’s meditation, “Christ Arose” was sung for sharing of the Lord’s Supper. Greg Harrison and Arlen served as elders, while Amanda Johnson, Nancy Seelow, Warren Hetrick and Wyatt Lewellen were deacons. Special music was provided by the children as they sang and acted the bible school play songs. Alisha Eisele taught the children’s moment about “left overs” and sharing with others. John 6:1-21 was read by Joyce Coleman. “Trust in the Lord” was the sermon topic. As we go through the storms of life, it is amazing what happens when we share our love and time with others in need. The Invitation Hymn was “I Surrender All” followed by the benediction and singing “Blest Be the Tie That Binds.”

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Paris First Christian Church Pastor Donna Scott The Paris First Christian Church would like to invite everyone to an Election Day Ice Cream Social on Tuesday, Aug. 7, on the courthouse lawn. Ice cream, pie and cobbler, and drinks will be served beginning at 6 p.m. A worship service was held on Sunday, July 29, with Reverend Donna Scott officiating. Her morning message, “Run for LIFE,” about pressing on toward the goal, was based on Philippians 3:12-16. Upcoming announcements include: Saturday, Aug. 4 - Church Leadership Event in Fulton; Sunday, Aug. 5 - Praise and Worship Sunday; Tuesday, Aug. 7 - Election Day Ice Cream Social; and Wednesday, Aug. 8 - a reminder that there will be no board meeting in August. Those celebrating a birthday this week are Donald Johnson, Gale Bierly, Mark Forrest, Amanda Herron, Dorothy Johnson, Betty Hodgman, and Mollie Cupp. The Elder’s Helping Hands for August are Charles and Hazel Herron. The church may be contacted by calling (660) 327-4440 or emailing Pastor Donna Scott may be reached at (660) 327-1355 or (314) 769-4362. The monthly Bible memory verse is: Very truly, I tell you, whoever believes has eternal life. John 6:47 (NRSV). The thought for the week is: Living the Christian life demands all of our energy. We can forget the past and strain for the goal because we know Christ promises eternity with Him at the end of the race.

Paris United Methodist

Pastor Lin Donnely

Paris United Methodist Church continues to have Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., followed by worship service at 10:45 a.m. There is also a fellowship gathering with snacks at 10:15 a.m., each Sunday. This week Pastor Lin spoke from 2 Kings about the prophet Elisha feeding 100 men with a small amount of food, and from the book of John about Jesus Christ feeding 5,000 men with five small barley loaves and two fish. The liturgist was Lloyd Miller, and pianist was Glenda Miller. Acolytes were Delaney and Brett Miller. Ushers this week were JoAnn Johannaber and Delaney Miller and Brett Miller. The Youth group will meet Wednesday 6:30-8 p.m., with a contemporary worship service starting at 6:30 p.m. Communion will be served. All are invited to attend. The United Methodist Men will meet at 7 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 4, at Lake Village. A 6-week Bible study entitled “A Disciple’s Path” will start after our local school year begins. Interested persons may contact Pastor Lin at 327-4425. Roy and Barbara Jones will celebrate their 64th wedding anniversary on Wednesday, Aug. 1!

Mt. Airy Baptist Church

Pastor Robt. Cavanaugh

On Sunday, July 29, church services began with the pastor giving an opening prayer. Regular church meetings of the week were announced and all were encouraged to attend. Announcements included the Mountianairs will play in Clarence on Monday, July 30, collection of school supplies have started, on Sunday, Aug. 5 there will be a deacon ordination service at 1 p.m., for Dan Redington Sr. and Billy Arnett with a carry-in meal before hand. On Saturday, Aug. 18 there will be a band performing during the 2nd half of morning worship. This week’s message was titled “The Beatitudes Pt.3” and came from Matt. 5:6: ‘Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled’. This is the first positive Beatitude. The first three Beatitudes empty a person of self and pride. This Beatitude promises to bring the righteousness of God into a person’s life if they truly desire it. Paris Presbyterian Church Pastor John Grimmett Hunger and thirst is necessary for physical life just as righteousness is necessary for spiritual life. Being filled with the righteousness of God is The Paris Presbyterian Church held worship service Sunday, July 29. a blessing.

The ushers were Albert Sinkclear and John Hayhurst. Patti Grimmett served as the organist. She led us into worship service with, “I Sing the Mighty Power of God.” Pastor John Grimmett led the congregation in a unison prayer. The beginning hymn was, “Holy, Holy, Holy.” Next there was a time for passing the peace and greeting one another. Pastor John Grimmett gave the announcements and led the pastoral prayer and The Lord’s Prayer. Pastor John Grimmett delivered the message, “The Main Thing.” The message was based on scripture reading from Ecclesiastes. The closing hymn was, “Onward Christian Soldiers.” The benediction response was, “Awesome God.” Patti Grimmett led us out of worship service with, “Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah.” The Paris Presbyterian Church will hold worship service next Sunday, Aug. 5. Adult Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m., Children’s Sunday School begins at 10 a.m., followed by worship service at 10:45 a.m. Anyone is welcome to attend.

Bethel Baptist Church

Pastor Russell Birge

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

Paris Senior Center

invites you an evening of ice cream and candidates.

ICE CREAM SOCIAL AUCTION Saturday, August 4 • 5 p.m.

Monroe County Courthouse Lawn

Madison United Methodist

Rev. Bonnie Sudsberry

Grace United Methodist, Madison, held worship service, Sunday, July 29, which is the 9th Sunday after Pentecost. Jimmy Legrand gave the message, “Drought--Natural or Spiritual,” based on II Chronicles 7:4-15. He also gave the Children’s Little Sermon, “O, To Be Like A Child.” For the specials Shelby Arnold sang, “What If Cartoons Sang Praises,” and Jimmy Legrand played and sang, “Power in the Blood.” Wednesday, Aug. 1, Administrative Council meets 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 6, the Adult Bible Study meets at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, Free Joshua 24:15 Concert at the Community Center 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12, is our Fellowship Dinner 11:45 a.m. In August we will complete kits and make new ones for Festival of Sharing Santa Fe Christian Church

Pastor Kenny Sharp

Pastor Kenny Sharp read scripture from 1 Corinthians 5:9 - 6:11 for worship services Sunday morning. This scripture gives instructions for dealing with open sin in the church, with a person who claims to be a Christian and yet who sins without remorse. In Paul’s message to the Church of Corinth, he clearly says that we are not to disassociate ourselves from unbelievers-otherwise we could not carry out Christ’s command to tell them about salvation. But we are to distance ourselves from the person who claims to be a Christian-yet commits sins forbidden in Scripture. We are to win over that person with stern love until they get right with Jesus Christ. Several of our youth attended Church Camp at Cedar Crest last week and shared with the congregation how the camp leaders, speakers, and chaperones made their spiritual lives stronger. They thanked the Crossroads Baptist Association for opening the camp to them. Prayers were requested for Peggy Crabtree, Donald Johnson, Sara Dunlap, Tara Graupman and Brad Houston. Children’s Ministry was led by Susan Duncan and Joyce Horstmeier. Thank You cards were read from the family of Jane Scrogin, Vendetta Locklear, and John Theis. Bev and Bill Holmes thanked the church for their support in their attendance of the Christian Marriage Ministry. The SALT Saturday group went to Monroe Manor on Saturday and played games, read scripture and visited with the residents. Dates To Remember: Saturday, Aug. 11 - Concert by Joshua 24:15 will be at the Madison Community Center at 2 p.m.; Sunday, Sept. 16 church picnic; Oct. 8 - Women’s salad supper; Bible study every Wednesday evening at 6:30 p.m. (supper at 6 p.m.) in the Fellowship Hall. Next Sunday morning, Sunday school

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Along Life’s Highways and Byways by jere el

As you travel along Life’s Highways and Byways one road, Highway 14 leads you to Perry, where there is always something of interest going on...the bustling little berg that is located only eight miles from Mark Twain Lake is filled with adventure and things to do this week... On Sat., Aug. 4 there will be a BBQ Benefit for Kevin Hahn II at 12 noon to ? along with a basket raffle and a 50/50 drawing at the Windmill Resort located on Route U. The proceeds will be used to help obtain proper medical equipment to aid Kevin during his recovery. This is a very needed benefit so make plans to attend. There will be a 4x4 Mud Run and Car Show from 12 noon to 6 p.m. on Sat., Aug. 4; this will be hosted by the Tri-County 4x4 Club at the MW Boudreau Center south of Clarence Cannon Dam; you can have your picture taken with your favorite mud-slinging monster, fun for all ages. Are you into fishing? Then maybe you should attend the Jack and Jill Tournament 4th Annual Triple C “Catch Crappie for the Cure” Breast Cancer Research Benefit Tournament on Aug. 4 at Mark Twain Lake. Open to male and female teams with weigh in, auction, BBQ to be held at 154 Marine with each participant receiving 1 raffle ticket for a Cajun Fish Fryer this event is being sponsored by the Eastern Missouri Crappie Club and is open to the public. There will be food - fun and prizes. Make plans to attend this worthwhile event. Living Water Ministries located at 1235 Main St, will be hosting the LeFevre Quartet on Sun., Aug. 5 at 10:30 a.m. This Gospel music group is one to begin a beautiful Sunday morning with - a concert you won’t want to miss. Sunday, Aug. 5 there will be a benefit golf fundraiser for Larry Parrot, to be held at the Mark Twain Golf Course with all proceeds going to Larry’s cancer expenses. Food will be served with playing to be held at anytime during the day for $20 per person. Call 573721-0517 for more information. The annual St. Paul Catholic Ice Cream social will be held on Sunday, Aug. 5, at 4 p.m. on the church grounds located on Rt. EE east of Perry off Highway 19, watch for signs. The church was built in 1860 and is a National Historic Landmark; the oldest Catholic Church north of St. Louis. Proceeds will go to benefit the church’s restoration. What a great event to attend and the beauty of this old building should not be forgotten or neglected... what a great way to end a beautiful weekend filled with glory and helping others. So until next week take care and hope to hear from you soon, if you have an event coming up and would like to tell others about it for next weeks issue just give me a call at 573-473-7644 before Friday. Have a great week!


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Perry multi denominational VBS - a success

Perry Vacation Bible School....

Perry Vacation Bible School was tremendous. Perry had 52 children registered during the week. They had a great time singing and listening to Bible stories. Sponsors would like to thank everyone who helped to make Vacation Bible School so successful. It takes a lot of work and cooperation to plan and have this wonderful ministry for the children of our community. We are thankful for the support by our local businesses. This is also a special time for the older youth and the younger children to interact. Both the older youth and the adults were blessed by the VBS. Sponsors would also like to ask you to look at the VBS pictures and realize the smiles that came from our children. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Country Homemakers celebrate birthdays during regular meeting Country Homemakers celebrated their birthdays with lunch and secret pal gift exchange, on Wednesday, July 3. The luncheon was held at jacs Restaurant. The gift exchange was held at the Christian Church. A short business meeting was held. The club will make a donation to the boy’s football teams, grades 3-6, for uniforms, equipment and other supplies. The Country Homemakers Club joined The Monroe County Garden Club for a Quilt and Flower Show. The event was held at the

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4-H Building, on Saturday, July 21. Twenty-two gifts were exhibited. The People’s Choice Award was presented to Bonnie Eads, of Ma-

con. Ruth Wright will be the hostess for the Tuesday, Aug. 7 carry in luncheon at her home, in Perry.

Ralls County Soil and Water Conservation, (SWCD) has announced Emergency assistance for livestock and crop producers. The special assistance will help farmers/livestock producers with water needs.

If a landowner needs assistance watering livestock or crop production, please contact Ralls SWCD, 573-985-8611, ext. 3 - as soon as possible. A producer needs to apply at 17623 Hwy, 19, Suite 3, New London, MO 63459. Deadline is Monday, Aug. 6, 2012.

Ralls SWDC announces drought assistance

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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 July 30, 2012 Receipts:1139 Hd.

COMPUTER AVE - TOP 426 Steers: Medium & Large Frame Hd. 16-300 & Down....................144.00-168.00 51-300-400 lbs......................150.00-169.00 86-400-500 lbs......................138.00-157.00 69-500-600 lbs......................127.00-139.00 177-600-700 lbs....................124.00-132.00 22-700-800 lbs......................112.00-124.00 4-800-900 lbs........................119.00-120.50 349 Heifers: Medium & Large Frame Hd. 18-300 & Down....................135.00-151.00 49-300-400 lbs......................129.00-142.00 58-400-500 lbs......................125.00-141.00 119-500-600 lbs....................124.00-138.79 66-600-700 lbs......................120.00-127.75 25-700-800 lbs......................109.00-124.25 14-800-900 lbs......................106.00-111.25 41 Bred Cows: Better Cows: 900.00-1085.00; Small,Old Thin: 550.00-850.00 29 Pairs: 920.00-1360.00 253 Slaughter Cows: High Dressing: 77.0083.50; Bulk: 67.00-77.00; Low: 55.00-65.00; Thin: 50.00 & Down 13 Slaughter Bulls: 90.00-99.00; Thin: 87.00-89.00 All Slaughter Steers & Heifers sold on Monday at 10 a.m. Receipts: 36 Hd.

31 Steers: Top: 112.00; Mixed Select: 107.00-112.00; Select: 106.00-107.00 5 Steers: Top: 111.75; Mixed Select: 111.75 Estimating 700 Cows, Cow Calf and Bulls for Thursday, Aug. 2 Cow Sale at 6 p.m. Lots of good young cows

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

Area NEWS Monroe County Commission News 8

Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012

MONDAY, July 23, 2012 The Commission met pursuant to adjournment with Mike Minor, Presiding Commissioner and Associate Commissioners Mike Whelan and Glenn E. Turner present and among other proceedings the following orders were had to wit: 1. Commission approved previous minutes. 2. Commission reviewed reimbursement of Planning and Zoning Board Members to current Missouri Statutes. Following the review Commissioner Whelan made a motion to increase travel reimbursement to Planning & Zoning Board Members from $10.00 to $20.00 per meeting. Motion was seconded by Commissioner Turner. Motion passed by vote:

Commissioner Minor (Yes), Commissioner Whelan (Yes), Commissioner Turner (Yes). 3. Commission met with Ron Watts MoDOT District Design Liaison to discuss BRO Funding and RFQ’s for future projects. The Commission does now adjourn. FRIDAY, July 27, 2012 The Commission met pursuant to adjournment with Mike Minor, Presiding Commissioner and Associate Commissioners Mike Whelan and Glenn E. Turner present and among other proceedings the following orders were had to wit: 1. Commission approved previous minutes. 2. Commission approved routine payroll and expenditures. 3. Commission met with Blair

Collection Center Jefferson City, June 30, 2012July 11, 2012 Colleen Elizabeth Dawson Madison, Mo.; Speeding (Exceeded by 11-15 mph) - $55.50 Colleen Elizabeth Dawson – Madison, Mo.; Seat belt violation - $10.00 John Dempsey Franklin – Fayette, Mo.; Failure to secure child - $20.50 Trent A. Garner – Monroe City, Mo.; Speeding (Exceeded by 1115 mph) - $55.50 Joseph G. Green – Centralia, Mo.; Seat belt violation - $10.00 Payton Leigh Gruber – Paris, Mo.; Speeding (Exceeded by 1619 mph) - $80.50 Renae Brynn Hayes – Huntsville, Mo.; Seat belt violation - $10.00 Jimmie Lee Holmes – Hannibal, Mo.; Speeding (Exceeded by 2025 mph) - $155.50 Angela Joyce Hubbard – Silex, Mo.; Seat belt violation - $10.00 Peter Douglas Jones – Harrisburg, Mo.; Speeding (Exceeded by 6-10 mph) - $30.50 Albert Gus Langerud – Paris, Mo.; Seat belt violation - $10.00 Shawna Rose Langerud – Paris, Mo.; Failure to transfer plates of vehicle within 30 days - $30.50 Harold D. Long – Moberly, Mo.; Seat belt violation - $10.00 William Ray McIntosh – Paris, Mo.; Seat belt violation - $10.00 Laura Lee Reynolds – Troy,

Mo.; Speeding (Exceeded by 6-10 mph) - $30.50 Robert Dale Scott – Centralia, Mo.; Failure to register motor vehicle - $30.50 Lisa Dawn Sexton – Centralia, Mo.; Seat belt violation - $10.00 Brady A. Shields – Chicago, Ill.; Speeding (Exceeded by 11-15 mph) - $55.50 Brandon Christoper Stanton – Monroe City, Mo.; Seat belt violation - $10.00 Michael Jeffry Steffen – Madison, Mo.; Speeding (Exceeded by 20-25 mph) - $155.50 David W. Stubben – Winfield, Ill.; Speeding (Exceeded by 11-15 mph) - $55.50 Marcus Lee Summers – Monroe City, Mo.; Seat belt violation - $10.00 Collection Center Jefferson City, July 12-18, 2012 Connor Daniel Brooks – Centralia, Mo.; Speeding (Exceeded by 11-15 mph) - $55.50 Connor Daniel Brooks – Centralia, Mo.; Seat belt violation - $10.00 Joy G. Dietz – Lafayette, In.; Speeding (Exceeded by 11-15 mph) - $55.50 David Charles Fitzgerald – Lake Saint Louis, Mo.; Failure to display plates on motor vehicle $30.50 Carl B. Fuenfhausen – Mexico, Mo.; Speeding (Exceeded by 1115 mph) - $55.50

THE MONROE COUNTY COURTHOUSE Joiner to discuss 911 Operations. 4. Commission inspected work on Monroe Road 360.

The Commission does now adjourn.

Renae Brynn Hayes – Huntsville, Mo.; Seat belt violation $10.00 Tyler Adair Hooper – Paris, Mo.; Seat belt violation - $10.00 Kyle Samuel James – Paris, Mo.; Seat belt violation - $10.00 William Tyler Lockett – West Plains, Mo.; Seat belt violation $10.00 Angela M. Mattke – Davenport, Iowa; Speeding (Exceeded by 1115 mph) - $55.50 Patricia Ann Millard – Paris, Mo.; Seat belt violation - $10.00 Dustin Allen Noe – Saint Peters, Mo.; Seat belt violation - $10.00 Christoper Allen Penberthy – Hannibal, Mo.; Seat belt violation - $10.00 Leila Peterson – Austin, Texas; Speeding (Exceeded by 20-25 mph) - $155.50 Angela Nicole Reed – Treloar, Mo.; Speeding (Exceeded by 6-10 mph) - $30.50 W.J. Ringhausen – Louisiana, Mo.; Seat belt violation - $10.00 Sara Lee Taylor – Moberly, Mo.; Failure to secure child - $20.50 Karen L. Thomas – Madison, Mo.; Speeding (Exceeded by 1115 mph) - $55.50 Marti K. Thomas – Madison, Mo.; Speeding (Exceeded by 1115 mph) - $55.50 Gary Wayne Utterback – Perry, Mo.; Seat belt violation - $10.00 Jeffrey C. Willingham – Paris, Mo.; Seat belt violation - $10.00 Joyce Louise Wilson – Thompson, Mo.; Speeding (Exceeded by 16-19 mph) - $80.50 Rodney J. Wright – Paris, Mo.; Speeding (Exceeded by 11-15 mph) - $55.50 Judge Michael P. Wilson July 24, 2012 Jason Freddie Dale Bricker –

Speeding (Exceeded by 11-15 mph) - $105.50 fine, court costs $62.50 Joshua L. Bright – Speeding (Exceeded by 26 or more mph) – $370 fine, $62.50 court costs, defendant to serve two days in jail, suspended execution of sentence, probation six months – unsupervised, defendant will complete the “Think First,” program, defendant is permitted to attend Driver Improvement Program Donald W. Crooks – Assault 3rd degree, defendant will pay a $300 County Restitution Fund Fee, $114.50 court costs, suspended execution of sentence, probation two years - unsupervised Michael W. Doyle – Unlawful use of drug paraphernalia - $300.00 fine, $200 County Restitution Fund Fee, $114.50 court costs Zachary Taylor Castle – Purchase/Attempt to purchase or possession of liquor by minor (1st offense) - $300 fine, $200 County Restitution Fund Fee, $114.50 court costs Kadie L. Hays – Speeding (Exceeded by 16-19 mph) - $155.50 fine, $62.50 court costs Joshua R. Link – Possession of up to 35 grams marijuana (count 1), careless and imprudent driving (count 2) - $300 fine on count 1, $50.50 fine on count 2, $114.50 court costs Tyler R. Meeker – Speeding (Exceeded by 16-19 mph) - $500 fine, $62.50 court costs, four days in Monroe County Jail, suspended execution of sentence, probation six months – unsupervised, defendant will complete the “Think First,” program, defendant is permitted to attend Drive Improvement Program.

Salt River Community Care now offers Outpatient Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy along with Inpatient stays for short or long term.

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VOTERS OF MONROE COUNTY: When voting on August 7 we the following endorse Mary Lynn Powell for a full term as County Treasurer. Her background and education in accounting makes her the most qualified for the office. Ed and Debbie Mitchell Shari Embree Mike and Donna O’Bannon Guy and Sandy Callison Paid for by Guy Callison

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40th District State Representative

EXPERIENCED LEADERSHIP -6 years as State Representative -27 years as elected public servant LIFELONG RESIDENT - Lives on 2nd generation family farm - MO Farm Bureau Friend of Agriculture Award ADVOCATE FOR RURAL MISSOURI -Supports traditional family values -Supports 2nd Amendment gun rights -Endorsed by MO Right to Life, MO School Administrator Assistant The New 40th District Needs An Experienced Voice

RE-ELECT PAUL QUINN MO STATE REPRESENTATIVE Paid for by Quinn for Representative, Guy Callison, Treasurer

It’s likely that at some point in your life you will need assistance with your daily activities. In fact, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services estimates that 70 percent of people over age 65 will eventually need long-term care, whether in a home setting, a senior living community or a nursing home. Long-term care insurance can help cover the costs of these services and may help you preserve your financial resources. Keep these factors in mind if you’re thinking about purchasing coverage: Age. Look at long-term care insurance well before you need it. The older you are, the more you can expect to pay for your plan. Also, if you wait, it’s more likely you’ll have developed a health condition that may disqualify you from getting coverage. While there’s no “right” age to buy, the American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance estimates more than half of long-term care policies are purchased by people ages 55 to 64. Affordability. Coverage and cost vary, so shop around for a plan that will be reasonably affordable rather than choosing one that breaks your budget. The National Association of Insurance Commissioners recommends spending no more than 5 percent of your income on a long-term care policy. Features. It’s not easy to evaluate different plans. Be sure to compare these key features: Benefit trigger. The criteria or event the insurer uses to determine when your policy will go into effect. Elimination period. The number of days you’ll pay for care out of your own pocket before you begin receiving benefits. Thirty days is the minimum elimination period for many long-term care plans. Daily benefits. The amount the policy will pay on a daily basis. Some plans pay benefits based on the hours of service, such as the number of hours a home health aide visits your home. Inflation adjustment. A feature that helps your benefits keep pace with rising costs. Types of services. A description of what’s covered under each plan and where you may receive this care—at home or in an assisted living residence, adult day care facility, nursing home, or other setting. Duration of benefits. The length of time you’ll receive benefits, from a few years to as long as you live. Exclusions. Stipulated conditions or acts that the benefits won’t cover. These could include conditions caused by alcoholism or dangerous behaviors. Learn more about long-term care insurance from the HHS National Clearinghouse for Long-Term Care Information. Contact your State Farm® agent to discuss policy options that may be available to you.

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THE COUNTY TREASURER’S RACE AND VOTING BY OUR OWN STANDARDS Next Tuesday, August 7, is election day. On the ballot that day is a contest for Monroe County Treasurer between the current Treasurer, Mary Lynn Powell and challenger Rita Wilkerson, presently employed in the County Clerk’s office. I know them both well enough to call them Mary Lynn and Rita and will do so hereafter. Mary Lynn was chosen by the Democratic central committee to recommend to Governor Nixon over several other candidates and was appointed County Treasurer by the Governor on March 21, 2011. Rita did not apply for that appointment. At that time Mary Lynn had promised to modernize and upgrade the office which she has worked hard to do. Both ladies could do the job and both have run active campaigns to be elected. The race is not about partisan politics since both are running on the Democratic ballot. But it does give County voters the opportunity to act on the standards by which many of us claim we make our decisions for casting our votes. We claim that 1. I vote for the most qualified candidate. With a degree in accounting and years of experience with economic and accounting issues and actual experience as Treasurer, Mary Lynn clearly has the edge here. 2. I retain people in office that are doing a good job and replace those that are not. I have seen and heard nothing but good things about the performance of Mary Lynn thus far as Treasurer. Likewise I have not heard from Rita in her speeches or any literature that either Mary Lynn was not doing a good job or that Rita could do a better job if elected or would do it differently. On Wednesday morning August 8, the day after the election, win or lose, Rita will have a job at the Courthouse. If Mary Lynn wins, they both will. If she does not she will be looking for work. There is a real issue of fairness here. I do not have any personal ax to grind in this race. I like and respect both ladies and believe either could do the job. But Rita’s candidacy in this particular race at this time reminds me of the lyrics of an old familiar tune, “It’s the wrong time and the wrong place and though your face is charming it’s the wrong face.” I sincerely believe that Mary Lynn Powell has earned a full term as County Treasurer and urge your support for her continued hard work by voting for her next Tuesday.

Dick Fredrick

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Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012

Notice is hereby given that a Primary Election will be held in the State of Missouri, County of Monroe, on the 7th day of August, 2012 for the purpose of voting on candidates (115.125, RSMo Supp.) Polling locations will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. The ballots for said election shall be in substantially the following form: DEMOCRATIC PARTY FOR U.S. SENATOR Vote for ONE


























Monroe City Precincts #1, #2, #3 and Indian Creek Precinct #4 Will vote at the VFW Hall in Monroe City North Fork Precinct #5, Florida Precinct #18 and Stoutsville #19 Will vote at the STOUTSVILLE COMMUNITY CENTER


Holliday Precinct #9 Will vote at the HOLLIDAY SCHOOL Duncan’s Bridge Precinct #7&8, Madison Precinct #10 & #11 Will vote at the MADISON COMMUNITY CENTER


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Union Precincts #12 & #13 Will Vote at MIDDLE GROVE SCHOOL Granville Precinct #6, Paris Precincts #14 & #15 Will vote at the PARIS COURTHOUSE Paris Precinct #16 Will Vote at the PARIS LIBRARY Santa Fe Precinct #17 Will Vote at the SANTA FE CHRISTIAN CHURCH




2012 Monroe County Fair

10 Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012

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2012 Monroe County Fair Show Champions and Reserves

Beef Champion Bucket Calf, Aidan Mitchell Bucket Calf Herdsman, Will Crain Grand Champion Bull, Kimberlee Gieseker, Paris Reserve Champion Bull, Brittney McBride, Centralia Grand Champion Heifer, Trenton Morgan, Paris Reserve Champion Heifer, Chase Heath, Moberly Grand Champion Market Heifer, Nick Bird, Madison Reserve Champion Market Heifer, Marlena Long, Paris Grand Champion Steer, Chase Heath, Moberly Reserve Champion Steer, Austin Thomas, Madison Grand Champion In, County Steer, Austin Thomas, Madison Reserve Champion In, County Steer, Nick Bird, Madison Champion Home Raised, Kyle James, Paris

Rate of Gain Champion, Austin Thomas, Madison Dennis Langerud Memorial Sportsmanship Award, Austin Thomas, Madison Club or Group Herdsmen, Britton Francis and Marlena Long: Long and Francis Shorthorn, Paris 13 and Under Showmanship, Regan Ragsdale 14 and over Showmanship, Kimberlee Gieseker 21 and Over Showmanship, Scott Ray Swine Champion Boar, Connor Johnson, Paris Champion Gilt, Marlena Long, Paris Reserve Gilt, AJ Holmes, Champion Barrow, Marlena Long Reserve Barrow, Olivia Holmes 13 and Under Showmanship, Marlena Long 14 and Over Showmanship, Shelby Johnson 13 and Under Herdsman, Dakota

Hagenhoff 14 and Over Herdsman, Connor Johnson Poultry Grand Champion Cockerel, Elizabeth Yancey, Perry Reserve Cockerel, Marlena Long, Paris Grand Champion Pullet, Elizabeth Yancey, Perry Reserve Pullet, Marlena Long, Paris Grand Champion Cock, Elizabeth Yancey, Perry Reserve Cock, Brendon Hancock, Paris Grand Champion Hen, Marlena Long, Paris Reserve Hen, Roberta Burns, Stoutsville Grand Champion Waterfowl, Zach Ensor, Holliday Reserve, Zach Ensor, Holliday Grand Champion Live Market Pen, Adam Sprock, Mexico Grand Champion Pen of 3, Marlena Long, Paris

Monroe County Fair Horse Show High Point winners, left to right, Chevy Turpin, Mackenzie Turpin, Allie Dunkin and Andrea Altoff. SUBMITTED PHOTOS

The Paris Patriots would like to extend a huge gratitude of “Thanks!” to Dane Kendrick for purchasing our ham at the Monroe County Livestock Sale. All proceeds from the ham go to Jacquie’s Barn Fund and help Monroe County 4-H/ FFA realize the dream Jacquie Stuart had- a show barn for her kids! Thanks again for your support!

Paris Patriots Thank you to Aaron Ensor and Z Base Farms for purchasing my ham and supporting the FFA.

Alex Dreckshage

Reserve Pen of 3, Elizabeth Yancey, Perry 13 and Under Showmanship, William Burns 14 and Over Showmanship, Roberta Burns Best of Show, Elizabeth Yancey Rabbits Grand Champion Senior Buck, Marlena Long, Paris Grand Champion Senior Doe, Marlena Long, Paris Reserve Senior Doe, Hannah Mitchell, Paris Grand Champion Junior Buck, Hannah Mitchell, Paris Reserve Senior Buck, Marlena Long, Paris Grand Champion Junior Doe, Amanda Carpenter, Shelbina Reserve Junior Doe, Hannah Mitchell, Paris Champion Costume, Kendall Mason, Paris Champion Meat Pen, David Arnold, Madison Reserve Meat Pen, David Arnold,

Madison Best of Show, Amanda Carpenter, Shelbina 13 and Under Showmanship, Danielle Herrin, Madison 14 and Over Showmanship, David Arnold, Madison Goat Grand Champion Buck, Brooke Ransom, Thompson Reserve Buck, Austin McBride, Centralia Grand Champion Doe, Austin McBride, Centralia Reserve Doe, Madeline Neill, Shelbyville Grand Champion Market Goat, Austin McBride, Centralia Reserve Market Goat, Madeline Neill, Shelbyville Sheep Supreme Champion Ram, Anthony Bichsel, Leonard Supreme Reserve Ram, Britton Francis, Paris

Supreme Champion Ewe, Abilene Gatson, Vandalia Supreme Reserve Ewe, Abilene Gatson, Vandalia Grand Champion Market Lamb, Jess Greiman, Monroe City Reserve Market Lamb, Dannielle Pfanner, Monroe City 13 and Under Showmanship, Alicia Heinecke, Paris 14 and Over Showmanship, Britton Francis, Paris Horse High Point Judged Events 13 and Under, Andrea Altoff High Point Judged Events 14 and Over, Allie Dunkin, Paris High Point Timed Events 13 and Under, Chevy Turpin High Point Timed Events 14 and Over, Mackenzie Turpin Ray Potter Barrel Racing Memorial Award, Lindsay Henderson, LaBelle

Shannon Pugh enjoys the ham Monroe County Fair Horse Show Sportsmanship Awards, left to and livestock sale at the 2012 right, Mackenzie Turpin 14 & Over Sportsmanship; Andrea Altoff 11-13 Sportsmanship; and Maelea Parrish- 8-10 Sportsmanship. Monroe County Fair.

Thank you Donnie Thomas for purchasing my market heifer and always doing so much to support the Monroe County Youth Programs.

Marlena Long I’d like to thank Ed and Missy Vitt for coming to the Monroe County Fair and supporting the Paris FFA and myself by buying my ham. I’d also like to thank anyone and everyone who went and supported us and the 4-H.

Sirena Bell

Jacquie’s Barn Committee would like to extend a warm and appreciative “Thank You!” to the following supporters Dane Kendrick, CPS, Beau and Jessica Benskin, and Jason and Katie Dodge for purchasing the country cured hams donated to the Barn Fund and to Mechanical Madness and Michelle Ensor for the opportunity to work the Pull into Paris Tractor Pull food stand. All of your support in helping to raise Jacquie’s Barn and realize her dream for her kids is greatly appreciated! We couldn’t do what we do without the support and help of our community!

Jacquie’s Barn Committee I wish to thank all of my bidders for supporting me at the 4-H/FFA Sale. A very special thank you to Dr. Larry, Leslie and Lucas Handlin for buying “Big Mike.” You have no idea how much that means to me. Your support of the youth in this area is overwhelming. Again, thanks so very much!

Austin Thomas I would like to thank the Fred Hillard family for letting me

I would like to thank Kent and Deena Dye, Dye Farms for buying my country cured ham at the Monroe County Ham Sale. Thanks for your support!

Thanks to Z Base Farms, Aaron Ensor and Sandra Francis for buying our hams at the 2012 4-H/FFA Livestock and Ham Sale.

Taylor Gruber

Jacob and Katie Allison

I would like to thank Thomas Motors for purchasing my ham at the Livestock and Ham Sale. It is greatly appreciated!

I would like to thank Doris Wilkerson for purchasing my steer. Thanks to Laura Long/CPS for the wonderful dinner.

Thank you so much for giving me the Dennis Langerud Memorial Savings Bond. I do love my cattle and am very proud of them. Thanks for supporting the Monroe County Fair. It means a lot to me!

Abbie Thomas

Lance James

Austin Thomas

Thank you to Charlie and Leslie Rosenkrans for buying my ham at the Monroe County Livestock sale. Thanks for all your help and support of our 4-H program. We couldn’t do what we do without people like you!

Aidan Mitchell

It’s great to have such support for 4-H in our community! Thank you to The Paris National Bank for your continued support and for purchasing my steer at the Monroe County Livestock sale. We couldn’t continue to do what we do without your help!

Russell Mitchell

be the one to receive the “Steve Hillard Memorial Award.” It was really an honor to be the one you picked. Thank you for always supporting the Monroe County Fair!

Austin Thomas

I would like to send a great big “Thanks” out to the family of Jacquie Stuart and Stuart Livestock for purchasing my ham at the Monroe County Fair. Thank you for your continued support of 4-H. I hope to continue to make Jacquie proud!

Hannah Mitchell

Area NEWS Fair Flower Show results

Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012

Monroe County Appeal, Paris, Mo. •

This is the sixth (6th) year the Monroe County Gardeners have sponsored a flower show. Despite the hot city weather the entries were of good quality. Class results Annual cut flowers: Class A100-Zinnia: 1st place: Nancy Crain; 2nd place Louise Armstrong. Class Al20-Marigold: 1st place: Nancy Crain Class A140-Any other cut flower: Vinca: 1st place: Lynda Blades Cleome: 1st place: Lynda Blades.. This entry also took best of show in the annuals category. Perennial cut flowers: Class P240-Gladiolas: 1st place: Nancy Crain Class P250-Any other cut flower: Begonia: no first place quality flower; 2nd place: Lynda Blades Pink Hibiscus: 1st place: Carol Mock... this entry also took best of show in the Perennial category Red Hibiscus: no first place quality flower. 2 red ribbon entries by Louise Armstrong and Carol Mock White Hibiscus: 1st place: Carol Mock Day Lily: 1st place: Lynda Blades Theme Arrangements A Kitchen Affair: Class T300: 1st place: Nancy Crain. An arrangement of pink zinnias, Queen

Anne’s lace, sage, and asparagus leaf in a clear glass vase with measuring spoons, onions and potatoes as accessories. Remember When: Class T301: 1st place: Nancy Crain. An arrangement of Queen Anne’s Lace, asparagus leaf and euonymus in a brown and black crock. This arrangement also took best of show in this category. Youth Photography Classes: Class Y400: Single blossom: 6 entries 1st place: Micayla Hagenhoff 2nd place: Sabrina Wright Class Y401: flower garden:

1st place: Sabrina Wright Class Y402: garden landscape: 1st place: Micayla Hagenhoff 2nd place: Sabrina Wright Adult Photography Classes: Class P400: single blossom: 5 entries 1st place: Sara Wright. This entry also took best of show in the photography division. 2nd place: Sara Wright Class P401: flower garden: 3 entries 1st and 2nd places to Sara Wright Class P402: garden landscape: 3 entries 1st and 2nd places to Sara Wright

Students at the Dreamer Center, in Antiqua, Guatemala, run by The God’s Child Project, show off the bags made for them by students in the 2012 Paris VBS, which was a combined Presbyterian, Christian and United Methodist event, held on June 2, 2012. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Chance Wheelan attends Missouri Boy’s State in Warrensburg

Fair Grand Champions


NECAC now accepting board applications for Monroe County

North East Community Action Corporation (NECAC) President and Chief Executive Officer Don Patrick has announced that the notfor-profit agency is accepting candidate nominations for two open board positions in Monroe County. Qualified residents are being invited to serve four-year terms from 2012 to 2016 as a Civic Interest Representative (CIR) and a Low-Income Representative (LIR) on the agency’s 36-member volunteer Board of Directors. Monroe County is one of three counties designated as Region I in the agency’s 12-county service area. The CIR candidate must be a resident of Monroe County and a member of and nominated by a local business, labor, civic, fraternal, social, educational or religious organization. The LIR candidate must be a resident of Monroe County and be nominated by a low-income


resident of the county or a service organization or group that serves the interest and needs of the lowincome in the county. LIR candidates need not be low-income persons themselves. The nomination period will be open for 30 days, beginning on Aug. 6 and closing on Sept. 7. The election will be held on Sept. 25 by the NECAC Board of Directors, with installation and term of office beginning on Nov. 27. Nominations must be made on authorized forms that are available at the NECAC Monroe County Service Center, 314 N. Washington, in Paris. A biographical questionnaire or resume will be required from all candidates. NECAC is a 12-county area not-for-profit social service, community health and public housing Community Action Agency. NECAC administers more than 60 programs through contracts and grants with federal, state and local

Thanks to Jason and Katie Dodge (Paris Pharmacy) and Ralph Windmann for buying our hogs at the 2012 Livestock and Ham Sale.

Shelby & Connor Johnson

I would like to thank Glenn E. Turner/ Monroe County Western District Commissioner for purchasing my 4-H ham at the Monroe County Fair. I really appreciate it!

Tyler Buck

governments, private businesses and other not-for profit organizations to operate and administer self-sufficiency service programs for the low-income, elderly, youth, disabled and disadvantaged population. The agency’s Central Administration Executive Office Building is located in Bowling Green, with NECAC Service Centers operated in each county. The agency has an annual budget of more than $26 million, with 110 full-time and more than 200 part-time employees. NECAC is one of 19 not-for-profit Community Action Agencies in Missouri and more than 1,000 across the United States. The NECAC Board meets on the fourth Tuesday at 7 p.m. during the months of January, March, May, July, September, October and November at the agency’s Central Administration Executive Office Building in Bowling Green. A complimentary meal is provided to board members before each meeting and a travel pay per mile to and from each meeting is allowed. Meetings usually are completed by 9 p.m. More information is available by calling NECAC Monroe County Service Coordinator Lisa Blickhan at (660) 327-4110 or Public Relations Officer Brent Engel at 1‑800‑748‑7636.

Chance Douglas Wheelan participated in The American Legion Boys State of Missouri, June 1623, on the campus of the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg. Wheelan was selected based on his leadership, citizenship, academics, and character during his junior year at Paris High School. “I would like to say thank you to the American Legion Post 221 for sponsoring me,” said Wheelan. “It was a week that changed my life, and I’m grateful to have the had the chance to go.” Boys State is a pure democracy in that all citizens may vote and are eligible to hold office. The program is designed to educate and train Missouri’s young leaders in functional citizenship, leadership and government. Nearly 1,000 student leaders build an entire state government in a single week. Wheelan’s accomplishments, positions held, and awards earned at Missouri Boys State include: Citi-

zen of Duggan City; Member of the Federalist Party; Policeman, Ward Ill. Wheelan attended Law Enforcement School while participating in Boys State. Wheelan (son of Kelly and Jeff Williams) was sponsored by American Legion Post 221 - Paris. Sponsors afford the opportunity for students to participate in this nationally recognized program and are critical to its continued success. The entire Boys State staff is

comprised of educational, legal, professional, and civic leaders who volunteer their time each year. Missouri Boys State is a 501(c) (3) organization and is a Missouri American Legion program. Students who will be juniors during the 2012-13 academic year and are interested in attending should contact their High School Counselor or visit the Missouri Boys State website at The 2013 session will be held June 15-22.


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I would like to give a special thank you to Don Thomas for buying my steer at the Monroe County 4-H Sale. I would also like to thank all the other sale supporters that attended plus the 4-H leaders and volunteers that made this year’s fair a great success!

Nick Bird

Madison 4-H Club

Madison 4-H Club

I would like to say thank you to Ronald and Gail Thomas for purchasing my ham this year. It is greatly appreciated!

I would like to thank Brandon and Becky Graupman for buying my 4-H Ham.

Katie Thomas

Shannon Pugh

I would like to thank Jim Hansen, candidate for 40th District State Representative, for buying my 4-H Ham.

I would like to thank Doug Ott, County Bank for buying my steer, “Lil Bit” at the Monroe County Fair Youth Sale. Your support of 4-H/FFA over the years is greatly appreciated!

Katie Pugh

Andrea Callison

From The FRONT

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County Treasurer - Rita Wilkerson... Continued from front nancial Records from the people who know the software program. During the last four years I have receipted most of county’s monies on GFMS (Governmental Fund Management Systems) from hand written receipts using Prairifire Software (the same software as is currently being used in Treasurer’s office today), along with hand written ledgers. I also receipted miscellaneous accounts (including cemetery accounts) on computer ledgers. I verify the treasurer’s end-ofmonth totals for correct balances before they are turned over to the Commission and County Clerk. Once totals are verified to be correct, I give each department their monthly balance report, which shows totals spent for what, and

their current balances. Why are you seeking to serve in this position? 1 am very capable of being the caretaker of the taxpayers’ monies and I care about this county and the residents. In the last 14 years of service to Monroe County, I have been learning about county government and have, as stated before, already been performing some of the duties of the office of Treasurer. I have a very good relationship with everyone in the Courthouse and that is important as we must work together for the good of the county. What challenges do you see facing this office and how are you best suited to deal with these challenges? Upcoming challenges may come from and be required by the state legislature. Whatever

Voters go to polls... Continued from front has moved the Santa Fe Polling Place to the Santa Fe Christian Church for the Tuesday, Aug. 7 Primary Election. This change is for the August Pri-

mary only, the November General Election will be held as usual in the Santa Fe Community Building.


Around The County...

* North Missouri Church of God Camp Meeting... The North Missouri Church of God Camp Meeting will continue through Sunday, Aug. 5. Services through the day. Night services at 7:30 p.m. Any questions contact Ted DeOrnellis 573-473-4695. * Paris R-II Athletic Passes Available Aug. 6 ... Paris High School Athletic Passes will be going on sale Monday, Aug. 6, in the high school office. They will be available for purchase throughout the school year. Prices per pass are: Family: $125, Adult Individual: $75, Senior Individual: $60, Student Individual: $55. * Father’s Closet Open Saturday, Aug. 11.. The Father’s Closet, at the Paris First Baptist Church will be open on Saturday, Aug. 11, from 9 a.m. till noon. * Local team sports practice information.. Information on high school practices can be found on page 11.

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County Treasurer - Mary Lynn Powell... Continued from front

challenges may arise, they will be met by me with what best serves the County’s interest. Again, teamwork plays an important part of holding the County together. I will do my best to work with County Officials and to work on behalf of the citizens of Monroe County. Comments: I will continue to use the GFMS Program, as well as maintaining the handwritten ledger. This is not only good practice, it is a second check, a method to ensure monthly totals are correct the first time - saving time and money, and assures balances in a more timely manner. As Treasurer of Monroe County I will dedicate myself to fulfilling every duty of the office with diligence, honesty and integrity. Thank You, Rita Wilkerson


Continued from front items: • Student’s Social Security Card • Student’s Birth Certificate • Student’s Immunization Record • Proof of Residency School supply lists are available on the school website – – and at Moberly area stores.

mother was a stay-at-home mom from whom I learned my financial savvy. She taught me about stretching a dollar, stocking up and using coupons. I like to say “I can pinch a penny so hard you can hear Lincoln scream.” Specific skills, education or work experience: My first priority as your Monroe County Treasurer was to update the county financial records from hand-written ledgers to a computerized system. Drawing from my education and accounting background, I knew this program needed to be specific to the Treasurer’s office with the ability to be updated and cost effective while still protecting the county’s records by printing a hard copy and backing up my records regularly. As promised, this new system is now in place greatly improving the efficiency of the Treasurer’s office and I no longer have to purchase the expensive paper ledger stock. Financial information is available to those needing access with the click of a button or by looking at the printouts. The school districts, cemetery trustees and others have benefited from some of these efficiencies that I have made in the last 15 months.

Sales Tax Holiday... Continued from front ers, headphones, sporting equipment, portable telephones, copiers or other office equipment. *Personal computers that don’t cost more than $3,500 and computer peripheral devices that don’t exceed $3,500. A personal computer can be a laptop, desktop or tower computer system which consists of a central processing unit, random access memory, a storage drive, display monitor, keyboard and other related devices. Peripheral devices include items such as a disk drive, memory module, CD drive, microphone, modem, motherboard, mouse, speakers, printer, scanner, sound card or video card. Computer software is considered a school supply and is free from sales tax if its value is less than $350. Although anyone making qualified purchases does not have to be a student to benefit from the holiday, the sales tax exemption event is commonly referred to as the

Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday because it occurs near the beginning of the traditional school year for most students. Barragán-Scott also noted that while the state’s temporary waiver of Missouri’s sales tax will apply statewide, the savings for consumers will be higher in many Missouri cities and counties. “When local governments and special taxing districts participate in the holiday, the savings can add up to 7 or 8 percent and even more,” she said. A total of 166 cities, 49 counties and 71 special districts have chosen not to participate in the holiday. Participating in the tax holiday are Mexico, Hannibal and Columbia while Paris, Moberly and Shelbina are not participating. Local counties participating include Monroe, Ralls and Randolph while Shelby and Pike are not participating.

House fire on Hickory Street, Paris, destroyed a residence. The home was locally owned. No information available on residents.

I also daily check the balances and activity of each bank account that is under my care as Treasurer. I am a watch-dog as caretaker of the county’s funds. I also oversee the trustee accounts for the majority of the rural cemeteries, process local farmer’s gas tickets and provide a local notary service for your convenience with all fees collected for that service being donated to Christmas is Caring. Specific skills: 10 key adding machine by touch, type 70 wpm, use of the Treasurer’s module of Prairie Fire Software program, which is specific to only the Treasurer’s office, as well as the General Ledger and Accounts Payable modules, JD Edwards Software, Lotus and Excel Software, Windows, Word, WordPerfect, and Corel Software and United States Bankruptcy Court Software which I implemented while at Fredrick Law Office. Education: Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Columbia College in 1997 with a major in Accounting and a minor in Computer Science. I made the Dean’s list every semester and graduated Magna Cum Laude while working full-time. Graduated with honors from Incarnate Word Academy High School - 1980 Work experience: 30+ years of business and computer experience and 20+ years of accounting experience including: general ledger accounting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll and auditing. More specifically – Accounts payable and accounts receivable for Computer Country from 1981-1984 (manual bookkeeping); general ledger accounting with Accountemps from 19841990; payroll experience with Cigna Healthcare from 1990-1991; and general accounting and audit experience at Mallinckrodt Medical in the Treasury Department from 1991-1996. I also spent 13 years as legal secretary to Richard Fredrick providing customer service to his clients as well as confidentiality and integrity. I computerized Mr. Fredrick’s office and streamlined many of the day to day activities of the office. I have excellent problem solving skills as well as verbal and written communication skills and outstanding business communication skills. I work and play well with others and have a good sense of humor about myself. I am dedicated to doing the very best for YOU, the citizens of Monroe County. Why are you seeking to serve in this position? It has been such an honor to serve the citizens of Monroe County these last 15 months. I love my job and want to continue improving the Treasurer’s office and achieving State compliance. I also enjoy working with the other offices within the courthouse and providing them better information that helps them fulfill their obligations to the county.

Accounting and finance are my chosen profession. My 13 years working at Fredrick Law Office shows my strong, stable work history. My detailed knowledge of general and fund accounting as well as standard bookkeeping procedures in accordance with the Financial Accounting Standards Board is an asset to the county. My maturity in the workplace is indicated by my dedication to serving the community, maintaining strict integrity and going the extra mile to get a job done. As has always been true of the Treasurer’s office, no one oversees my work and I am accountable to no one except you, the citizens. But the bottom line is that I want to continue to serve the citizens of Monroe County in my chosen profession of accounting. Using my experience, education and dedication to continue to improve the Treasurer’s office and continue to provide the customer service and honesty that you have come to expect from this position is a top priority of mine. What challenges do you see facing this office and how are you best suited to deal with these challenges? There are more improvements to be made in the area of tracking the details of the county’s day-to-day processes and in looking for ways to save the county money. It is also very important, as it is part of the checks and balances required by the State, that the Treasurer’s office remain an independent entity without influences from the other offices in order to keep the integrity of the office that is expected from the county. I am also in the process of bringing the office into State compliance with policies that the State requires we have in place and am best suited to deal with these challenges because of my experience as Treasurer, my education and my overall accounting and business experience. Comments: I am honest, kind and patient, a good listener, a good friend, a good wife and a good daughter. I love all creatures great and small. I am a Christian person with a deep faith in God and am an active member of St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church. I am Secretary to Monroe Manor Board since 2006, member of Paris Area Chamber of Commerce and Columbia College Alumni Association as well as Monday Night Pitch Club. I will treat you, the citizens of Monroe County, with the respect and honesty you deserve. I need your support and vote on August 7th in order to continue making progress for you, the residents of Monroe County. I am second on the ballot but your first choice in experience. Mary Lynn Powell

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37468 Highway D, Perry – Beautiful 2-story, 3 bedroom country home on 2 acres, family room, nice deck on back, full-length front porch with columns, large storage/equipment building. Seven miles from Mark Twain Lake.

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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.

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Please call agent, Janice Erdel, at 573-721-0503 for more information.



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660-327-1195 • 890 E. Hwy. 22, Centralia, MO

33070 Monroe Road 692, Stoutsville 17414 Doe Run, New London 2bd/2ba - $79,900 3bd/2ba/5ac ~ $89,000


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!

17785 Monroe Rd. 857, Paris 2bd/2ba- $26,500

Rock Road, Paris Vacant Building Lot - $28,000

140 Bodine Street, Paris 2bd/1ba- $43,000

Monroe Co. Rd. 330, Paris 43.94 Acres - $131,800





13202 Hwy. 15, Paris 3bd/2ba/10 acres - $165,000

19336 Hwy J • Monroe City, MO 63456 • 573-735-3322 • 800-530-5873


Ranch Home in Paris, goodnice older 1 or 2 Singlewide Mobilespectacular Home & Large Building on 7.27 Acres, extra vinyl sided 3 season room), views Metal of bedroom, Mark Twain 3 directions, of extra 1.5Lake bathinhome, walkoutlots basement, features, heatenclosed pump system, 32 with pond attracts all kinds home withground lots of source upgrades, porch andacres decks, 2 stocked lovely ponds, just offaccess Hwy 154 covered front porch, stairs provide to of wildlife, nice 30x40 metal building, located off Hwy U, Paris. $395,000. 1 car garage, level yard has near Elk Fork Boat Ramp at Mark Twainunfinished Lake. Paris.attic, $98,900. Country Home on 7.5 Acres, spacious 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath 1.5 story cedar and brick large trees & alley access. Very Ranch Homeground & Metal Building. Home is located on$39,500. 3.64 acres adjoining homeLarge with full basement, source heat pump, covered deck, attached garage, motor Corps land by Stoutsville Boat Ramp. Approx. 4,000 sq. ft. including finished walkout home carport,Ranch 36’x56’ Home, guest house and E. openregarage, stocked pond, Pella windows, and Country Hwy lots of closets. Near 3Stoutsville Ramp off 107.with $215,000. modeled 4Upstairs: bedroom, 2 bath Boat ranch onlarge 4.9Hwy basement. bedrooms, 2 baths, kitchen breakfast area, dining room, acres, fenced shop building with 1 bedroom home with two 30x40 metal 31.9 Acres withpasture, Earth Contact Home, newer living room, wood burning fireplace inbarn upstairs family room. Downstairs: family room, rec. partial concrete and metal with barns, good huntingfloor, and wildlife viewing with fenced pasture, trails lead to several good 4deer horse stalls. Just minutes to South Fork area, partial kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, and lots of storage. 80035326 2 large decks and gazebo stand sites, off Hwy 19 and F in Ralls County. $154,250. Boat Ramp at Mark Twain Lake. $109,900 Secludedlarge 13 Acres, bedroom, singlewide family room addition,doors, lots overlook stocked3 pond, 30 ft.2 xbath 70 ft. insulatedhome metalwith building with 4 overhead of added features, 30x50 metal buildingSecluded with concrete75 floor and large door, 18x20 metal wooded acres, adjoining concrete floor, and electric. One overhead doorlands is oversized for largeLake boats etc.4 bedroom $179,900. andtrees Markand Twain withMark carport, and concrete storm shelter, nicepublic decks, large creek near Twain metal-sided home and 30 ft. x 50 ft. metal 104 Acre Secluded Farm, private hunting farm with income, small cabin, and pole metal Lake Boat Ramp. $132,500. 80032945 barn. Home features large rooms, Metal pole barn House,40Garage Clubhouse basement 29 Wooded Acres North barn, acres of&tillable land, with 40 acres mostlyon level pasture of largethruscattered features doors on eachwith end lots forAdjoining drive ease. River, House has stone wood burning fireplace, 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, stocked pond, Property is on good dead-end private road with trees, balance heavily wooded includinglocked a branch of Indian Creek., fenced area for horses, Excellent $165,000. deer and 80035879 turkey hunting. access to North River, view of river and valley, gate. Philadelphia. Monroe Rd 390,Home Several Mark Twain Lake boat ramps Indian Creek Marina just Walk to branch ofand South Fork Arm Mark are Twain Newer Ranch with Extra Large Metal Building, 2050 sq. ft. 3of bedroom, 2 Lake. $269,900. minutes away. bath home with$299,000. many quality features, also 48 ft. x 60 ft. insulated metal building with Remodeled Home in and Santa Fe, 4 acres has pond with dock & fountain, concrete floor 3 72 garage doors, full bath, Will Divide 32 ,or, Call for details. 2 bedroom, updated new bathlocated just off Hwy J north of Cannon Dam or south of US 36, Monroe City. $185,000. Beautiful Country Homeporch, on 32onPrivate Acres, 2275 sq. ft. home (plus 450 sq. ft. 3 room, Home, covered front blacktop Ranch 2 bedroom, 2 bath home in Stoutsville Resort, excellent location near with plenty of room for parking. $34,900. season room), spectacular MarkBoat Twain LakeatinMark 3 directions, lots ofCovered extra features, Stoutsville Boat Ramp andviews NorthofFork Ramp Twain Lake. porch & oak cabinets, $69,900. ground source heat pump system, 32 acres with stocked pond attracts all kinds of wildlife, 5 Acre Tract, enjoy fishing & boating at theSpacious 15 acre privateranch lake thathome is part of on 27 acre3 nice 30x40 metal building, located off Hwy Uhomes in Monroe County, Paris School district. common area, RVs, garages, pole barns, andAcres, are2 allowed, off Hwy U in Monroe bedroom, 2 bath, partially $384,900. County. $25,000. finished walkout basement has 1 car 40 Acres in Monroe County, wooded private pond,excellent use of nearby 27 mile acre garage, large wood deck. Just one Ranch Home, 2 bedroom, 2 bath homeandinpasture, Stoutsville Resort, location near from Stoutsville Boat Ramp from on blackcommon area with 15 acre lake, surveyed into four 10 acre tracts, just minutes Mark Stoutsville Boat Ramp and North Fork Boat Ramp at Mark Twain Lake. Covered porch & top road. $126,900. Twain Lake off Hwy U, Monroe Co. $120,000. oak cabinets, $69,900. Ranch Home on 7.25 Acres, 40 Acres, excellent hunting on this secluded 40 acres, mostly level with lots of scattered 5 br, 3 bath home with attached ga137 Acres in Ralls 64 acres tillableLake landBoat thatRamp, has been trees, largeFarm permanent deerCounty, stand, near MarkofTwain offused HwyasD,pasture, Monroe73 rage, fireplace, finished down with County. $125,000. acres is wooded with many large trees,, metal barn, several level wooded areas that would family room, detached large trees, fenced with good Highway 24 frontage, 24.7 Acres, rolling pasturegarage, with scattered make excellent home sites overlooking draws where lakes could be built. Center, deckwater, overlooks stocked pond. Hwywooded rural electric available, Stoutsville. $117,500. U, Paris School. $174,900. Mo off Hwy 19. $395,000.. 38 Acres, secluded land adjoining Corps property, North Fork Arm of Mark Twain Lake, new 30’x40’ metal building, property is 1⁄2 wooded with many large trees, lots of deer, turkey, and other wildlife. Just off Hwy 24, Stoutsville. $159,000. Rare 3.36 Acres, within walking distance of Mark Twain Lake, close to South Fork Boat Ramp, good building site with lots of woods behind home site, Victor Place just off Hwy 154. Paris school district. $24,900. 1 Acre Lot in Florida, MO, adjoins Corps land, old frame house. $69,500.

Beautiful Country Home on 32 Private Acres, 2275 sq. ft. home (plus 450 sq. ft.

121 & 203 E. Locust St., Paris 5bd/2ba - $90,000

508 Pitts St., Paris 3 bd/ 1 ba - $71,000

35364 Rt. D, Santa Fe 2 bd/ 1 ba - $73,900

31609 Monroe Rd. 450, Stoutsville 3bd/1.5ba, 2.3 acres - $59,900


401 Pitts St., Paris 2 bd/ 1.5 ba - $67,500

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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.


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

Mark Twain Lake Area • Farms • Residental • Hunting

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

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

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Real Estate FOR SALE ON MAIN STREET: Big Building, large open floor plans, garage in back new A/C furnace, back room has new floor joists and sub floor, new tin on roof and garage. $18,000 owner will finance with down payment. Contact Jason 573-7211513..................................30-2t


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FOR SALE: Small 3 bedroom house with 5 acres in Santa Fe reasonably priced. 573-4732205...................................31-2t

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The family of Lillian Deaver would like to extend their thanks and appreciation for the love and support of the Paris Community after her passing. We are especially thankful for Marquerite Jones who so lovingly provided care for her so many years. We want to express our appreciation to the Paris United Methodist Church women who provided lunch for the family prior to the service. We want to thank Rev. Bonnie Sudsberry and Rev. Lin Donnelly for officiating the service, Mike and Kathleen Wilson for singing at the service and Susan Duncan for playing the piano. It was heartwarming to have so many people attend visitation and the service. This provided much comfort. We also wish to thank the Monroe Manor staff and Jim Reinhard for their caring services.

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Monroe County Appeal, Paris, Mo. •

Monroe County LEGALS


Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012

Legal Notices



(Independent Administration) On 07-09-2012, the last will of the decedent having been admitted to probate, the following individual was appointed the personal representative of the estate of ELMER ALLEN DILL, decedent, by the Probate Division of the Circuit Court of Monroe County, Missouri. The personal representative may administer the estate independently without adjudication, order, or direction of the Probate Division of the Circuit Court, unless a petition for supervised administration is made to and granted by the court. The name, business address and phone number of the personal representative is: Attorney: MATTHEW B. WOODS, 903 EAST ASH STREET, COLUMBIA, MO 65201-4853 Phone: 573-874-4190. All creditors of said decedent are notified to file claims in court within six months from the date of the first publication of this notice or if a copy of this notice was mailed to, or served upon, such creditor by the personal representative, then within two months from the date it was mailed or served, whichever is later, or be forever barred to the fullest extent permissible by law. Such six-month period and such two-month period do not extend the limitation period that would bar claims one year after the decedent’s death, as provided in Section 473.444, RSMo, or any other applicable limitation periods. Nothing in Section 473.033, RSMo, shall be construed to bar any action against a decedent’s liability insurance car-

rier through a defendant ad litem pursuant to Section 537.021, RSMo. Date of the decedent’s death: 19APR-2012 Date of first publication: 07-122012 Heather D. Wheeler, Circuit Clerk (signed) Receipt of this notice by mail should not be construed by the recipient to indicate that the recipient necessarily has a beneficial interest in the estate. The nature and extent of any person’s interest, if any, can be determined from the files and records of this estate in the Probate Division of the above referenced Circuit Court. Published on: July 12, 19, 26 and August 2, 2012 IN THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COURT, MONROE COUNTY, MISSOURI Judge or Division: MICHAEL P. WILSON Case Number: 12MN-PR00035 In the Estate of ANNA ELIZABETH CALDWELL, Deceased


(Supervised Administration) To All Persons Interested in the Estate of ANNA ELIZABETH CALDWELL, Decedent: On 07-06-2012, the last will of the decedent having been admitted to probate, the following individual was(were) appointed personal representative of the estate of ANNA ELIZABETH CALDWELL, decedent by the Probate Division of the Circuit Court of Monroe County, Missouri. The name, business address, and phone number of the personal representative is: JAMES R CALDWELL, 29269 ROUTE PP, SHELBINA, MO 63468 The personal representative’s attorney’s name, business address and phone number is: FLOYD LAWSON, 109 E. MONROE ST., P.O. BOX 36, PARIS, MO

Public Notice NOTICE OF TAX CERTIFICATE SALE The following is the publication of the list of lands and lots in Monroe County, Missouri, which are to be offered for sale at the Courthouse door in the City of Paris, Monroe County, Missouri, beginning Monday, August 27, 2012 at 10:00 o’clock A.M. and continuing from day to day until the complete list has been offered for sale by the undersigned collector of Monroe County, Missouri, according to the provisions of Senate Bill Number 94 of the Missouri Sessions Acts of 1933 and the Section Number 9953A of the Missouri Sessions Number 11125 and 11126 of the Missouri Sessions Acts of 1948. Lands and lots offered under “FIRST SALE” will be offered for not less than the stated totals representing the total amount of taxes and costs, including the costs of this sale, due on said lands or lots to and including the year 2011. “Certificate of Purchase” will be issued on “FIRST SALE” and are subject to redemption any time during a one (1) year period in accordance with the unamended provisions of Senate Bill 94 of the Missouri Sessions Act of 1933. According to Missouri State Law #140.250 and #140.405 before a “Collector’s Deed” can be given the purchaser has to provide a “Certified Title Search” to the collector after the one year redemption period has past. Once the purchaser has notified the county collector by affidavit that proper notice has been given, anyone with a publicly recorded deed of trust, mortgage, lease, lien or claim upon the property shall have ninety days to redeem said property or be forever barred from redeeming said property. FIRST SALE - MONDAY, August 27, 2012 Harting, Larry 15-2.0-10-001-019-018.000 Part of the SE ¼ of the NE ¼ Section 10 T 54 N R 10 W of the Fifth Principal Meridian, Described as follows: Beginning at the NE corner of the Lot of ground belonging to the Paris Female Seminary and known as the Female Seminary Lot & runs E with Locust St in said town of Paris, 100’; thence S 326’; thence W 15’; thence S 66’; thence W 85’ to said Seminary Lot; thence N 392’ to the point of beginning. Years Delinquent: 2009, 2010 & 2011 Total Taxes & Costs: $1,151.20 Harting, Larry 22-4.2-17-004-005-005.000 That tract of land described in Warranty Deed dated August 30, 1872, by Mrs. Polly Wilkerson, Grantor, to Directors of School District No. 2-53-8, Grantee, and recorded in Book 51, Page 428, in Office of Recorder of Deed in Monroe County, Missouri, described as follows: Beginning at the SW corner of Dr. Scott F. Rakliffs and land running S 400’; thence E 120’; thence N 400’; thence W 120’ to place of beginning, containing about one and one-tenth acres. Section 17 T 53 R 8 Years Delinquent: 2009, 2010 & 2011 Total taxes & costs: $273.91 Ralston, Suzanne & Bailey, Joe 15-2.0-10-004-013-003.000 L 23 Baker Sunnyslope Sub Div #2 Paris Years Delinquent: 2009, 2010 & 2011 Total taxes & costs: $2,752.38 Wilkerson, Rob & Angela 15-2.0-10-001-015-012.000 All except N 30’ of L 1, Locust Place Addition Paris Years Delinquent: 2009, 2010 & 2011 Total taxes & costs: $1,633.61



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

65275 PHONE : 660-327-4161 All creditors of said decedent are notified to file claims in court within six months from the date of the first publication of this notice or if a copy of this notice was mailed to, or served upon, such creditor by the personal representative, then within two months from the date it was mailed or served, whichever is later, or be forever barred to the fullest extent permissible by law. Such six-month period and such two-month period do not extend the limitation period that would bar claims one year after the decedent’s death, as provided in Section 473.444, RSMo, or any other applicable limitation periods. Nothing in Section 473.033, RSMo, shall be construed to bar any action against a decedent’s liability insurance carrier through a defendant ad litem pursuant to Section 537.021, RSMo. Date of the decedent’s death: 13APR-2012 Date of first publication: 07-122012 Heather D. Wheeler, Circuit Clerk (signed) Receipt of this notice by mail should not be construed by the recipient to indicate that the recipient necessarily has a beneficial interest in the estate. The nature and extent of any person’s interest, if any, can be determined from the files and records of this estate in the Probate Division of the above referenced Circuit Court. Published on: July 12, 19, 26 and August 2, 2012


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


Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, 15 U.S.C. §1692c(b), no information concerning the collection of this debt may be given without the prior consent of the consumer given directly to the debt collector or the express permission of a court of competent jurisdiction. The debt collector is attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Published on: July 19, 26, August 2 and 9,2012 IN THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COURT, MONROE COUNTY, MISSOURI Judge or Division: MICHAEL P WILSON Case Number: 12MN-PR00033 In the Estate of WAYNE WOHLBOLD, Deceased



(Supervised Administration) To All Persons Interested in the Estate of WAYNE WOHLBOLD, Decedent: On 07-20-2012, the last will of the decedent having been admitted to probate, the following individual(s) was(were) appointed personal representative(s) of the estate of WAYNE WOHLBOLD, decedent by the Probate Division of the Circuit Court of Monroe County, Missouri. The name(s), business address(es), and phone number(s) of the personal representative(s) is(are): HELEN LYNNE BURNEY, 12374 MONROE ROAD 624, MEXICO, MO 65265 The personal representative’s attorney’s name, business address and phone number is: RODNEY J. RODENBAUGH, P.O. BOX 446, 423 S. MAIN ST, NEW LONDON, MO 63459 All creditors of said decedent are notified to file claims in court within six months from the date of the first publication of this notice or if a copy of this notice was mailed to, or served upon, such creditor by the personal representative, then within two months from the date it was mailed or served, whichever is later, or be forever barred to the fullest extent permissible by law. Such sixmonth period and such two-month period do not extend the limitation period that would bar claims one year after the decedent’s death, as provided in Section 473.444, RSMo, or any other applicable limitation periods. Nothing in Section 473.033, RSMo, shall be construed to bar any action against a decedent’s liability insurance carrier through a defendant ad litem pursuant to Section 537.021, RSMo. Date of the decedent’s death: June 10, 2012 Date of first publication: July 26, 2012 Heather D. Wheeler, Circuit Clerk (signed) Receipt of this notice by mail should not be construed by the recipient to indicate that the recipient necessarily has a beneficial interest in the estate. The nature and extent of any person’s interest, if any, can be determined from the files and records of this estate in the Probate Division of the above referenced Circuit Court. Published on: July 26, August 2, 9 and 16, 2012 IN THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COURT, MONROE COUNTY, MISSOURI Judge or Division: MICHAEL P WILSON Case Number: 12MN-PR00039 In the Estate of NANCY E. STONE, Deceased


(Supervised Administration) To All Persons Interested in the Estate of NANCY E STONE, Decedent: On 07-25-2012, the last will of the decedent having been admitted to probate, the following individual was(were) appointed personal representative of the estate of NANCY E STONE, decedent by the Probate Division of the Circuit Court of Monroe County, Missouri. The name, business address(es), and phone number of the personal representative is: MARY STONE, 406 COOPER, PARIS, MO 65275 The personal representative’s attorney’s name, business address and phone number is: JASON C FLEENOR, 105 W CALDWELL, PARIS, MO 65275, 660-327-5208. All creditors of said decedent are notified to file claims in court within six months from the date of the first publication of this notice or if a copy of this notice was mailed to, or served upon, such creditor by the personal representative, then within two months from the date it was mailed or served, whichever is later, or be forever barred to the fullest extent permissible by law. Such sixmonth period and such two-month

period do not extend the limitation period that would bar claims one year after the decedent’s death, as provided in Section 473.444, RSMo, or any other applicable limitation periods. Nothing in Section 473.033, RSMo, shall be construed to bar any action against a decedent’s liability insurance carrier through a defendant ad litem pursuant to Section 537.021, RSMo. Date of the decedent’s death: June 8, 2012 Date of first publication: August 2, 2012

Heather D. Wheeler, Circuit Clerk (signed) Receipt of this notice by mail should not be construed by the recipient to indicate that the recipient necessarily has a beneficial interest in the estate. The nature and extent of any person’s interest, if any, can be determined from the files and records of this estate in the Probate Division of the above referenced Circuit Court. Published on: August 2, 9, 16 and 23, 2012

Public Notice NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING For the purpose of establishing the tax levy for the City of Madison will be held Aug. 14, 2012 at 7 p.m. at city hall. The valuation established by the County Assessor for 2012 is as follows:

Personal Property................................935,859 State Assessed RR & Utilities............439,056 Real Estate.......................................2,106,638 Total.................................................3,481,553 Proposed Levy 2012 Revenue Fund .6870 $23,918.27 General (The proposed levy will be subject to the State Auditor’s allowance that has not been received by the City)

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING A public hearing will be held at 7 p.m. August 8, 2012, at the Madison C-3 School superintendent’s office at which citizens may be heard on the property tax rates proposed to be set by the Madison School District, a political subdivision. The tax rates shall be set to produce the revenues which the budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2012 shows to be required from the property tax. Each tax rate is determined by dividing the amount of revenue requested by the current assessed valuation. The result is multiplied by 100 so the tax rate will be expressed in cents per $100 valuation. Assessed Valuation (By Categories) Real Estate (residential) Real Estate (agric., hort.) Real Estate (util., indust., etc.) Personal Property TOTAL

Prior Tax Year 2011 $ 5,528,630 $ 2,997,860 $ 553,674 $ 3,244,824 $12,324,988

Current Tax Year 2012 $ 5,617,930 $ 3,005,200 $ 566,206 $ 3,644,880 $12,834,216


Amt. of Property Tax Revenues for 2012

Proposed Tax Rates (per $100)

Incidental (Operating) Teachers Debt Service Capital Projects TOTAL

$ 481,283 $ 0 $ 0 $ 0 $ 481,283

$ $ $ $ $

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

3.7500 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 3.7500

$18,101 $ 995 0.2153%

Board of Education, Madison C-3 School District By Bruce Hendren, Treasurer *Subject to change until September 1, 2012 July 23, 2012

NOTICE OF TAX RATE HEARING A Tax Rate Hearing will be held Tuesday, August 7, 2012, at 7 p.m., in the multipurpose room at Middle Grove C-1 School at 11476 Rt. M, Madison, Mo. The purpose of the hearing is to announce proposed tax rates for the 2012-2013 school year and receive comments from the public on the proposed rates. The following is a summary of the proposed rates and projected revenues, expenditures and balances for the coming year. ASSESSED VALUATION Residential Real Estate Agricultural Real Estate Commercial Real Estate

TAX RATE SUMMARY Monroe $1,553,950 $1,192,770 $124,240

Audrain 175,070 97,660 6,920

$ 812,486


Personal Property

TOTAL ASSESSED VALUATION Tax Rate Ceiling General Fund Special Fund Debt Service

5.9159 0 0



Prior year Total 1,729,020 1,670,770 1,290,430 1,287,020 118,610 131,160 854,242




Proposed Tax Levy $

5.58 0 0

Amount of Property Tax Revenue Proposed $201,124 0 0


Estimated collections of 90%


Current Tax Budgeted = $201,124

The Middle Grove C-1 School Board of Education reserves the right to adjust the tax rate in the event further information is received from the State Auditor’s Office. Board of Education of the Middle Grove C-1 School District (signed) Shannon Bright, Board Secretary

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING A public hearing will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, August 7, 2012, at the Holliday C-2 School Building at which time citizens may be heard on the property tax rate which is proposed to be set by the Holliday C-2 School District. The tax rate is determined by dividing the amount of revenue requested by the current assessed valuation. The result is then multiplied by 100 so the tax rate will be expressed in cents per $100 valuation. AGGREGATE ASSESSED VALUATION 2011-2012


Residential Real Estate Agricultural Real Estate Commercial Real Estate

$2,353,040 $2,288,370 $269,296

Personal Property

$ 2,084,061

$ 1,941,067




General Revenue Special Revenue Capital Projects Debt Service

Tax Rate 2011-2012 $ 225,989 $ 0 $ 0 $ 0

$2,405,380 $2,309,930 $277,017

Proposed Tax 2012-2013 $

$ $ $


3.6637 0 0 0

The Holliday C-2 School Board of Education reserves the right to adjust the tax rate in the event further information is received from the State Auditor’s Office. Board of Education of the Holliday C-2 School District

Monroe County VITALS

16 Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012

Obituaries ✝ Births Lloyd Leorn Hill


Lloyd Leorn Hill passed away at 5:10 a.m. July 24, at Missouri Veteran’s Home, in Mexico. Mr. Hill was born Dec. 8, 1935 in Waynesville, the son of Jessie and Geneva Miller Hill. He was married to Jane Henrichsen on Aug. 10, 1957 in Bowling Green and she preceded him in death. Survivors include three sons, Mark Hill of Moberly, Timmy (Kerri) Hill of New London, and Adam (Lisa) Hill of Kansas City; two daughters, Kathy (Randy) Ragland of Perry, and Clarice Hill of Hannibal; five brothers, Donald Hill of Jerseyville, Ill., Robert Hill of Nebo, Ill., Lyle Hill of Pittsfield, Ill. Bob Hill of Pleasant Hill, Ill., and Roy Hill of Pittsfield, Ill.; three sisters, Maybell Thomas of Pleasant Hill, Ill., Mary Jane Watts of South Pekin, Ill. and Linda Joan Crowder of Springfield, Ill.; seven grandchildren; and four greatgrandchildren. He was preceded in death by one infant brother, Leorn Edward Hill. Mr. Hill was a lifetime area resident, logger, and farmer. He was a member of South Fork Presbyterian Church. He served in the US Army from Jan. 22, 1954 to Jan. 15, 1957 and attained the rank of PFC. While serving in the Army he boxed with the Golden Gloves. He enjoyed playing pool, fishing, hunting, water sports, and going to the casino. Services for Mr. Hill, 76, of Perry were held at 10 a.m., Thursday, July 26, at Bienhoff Funeral Home, in Perry, with Reverend Gary Crowder officiating. Military honors were provided by the Perry VFW Post 4088. Burial will be in Crescent Heights Cemetery, Pleasant Hill, Ill. Visitation was Thursday morning from 9 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home. Pallbearers were Nathan Morgan, Thomas Ragland, Dalton Hill, Robert Young, and Randy Ragland. Memorial contributions may be made to the Missouri Veteran’s Home in Mexico. Online condolences may be made at

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Lance and Becky Blackaby, of Paris, are the parents of Celia Sue. Celia was born July 24, 2012, in Boone Hospital, Columbia. Celia weighed 6 lbs. 7 ozs., and was 20 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Glenn and Dorothy Turner, Paris. Paternal grandparents are Clifford Blackaby, Paris, and Carla Lehmann, Columbia. Maternal greatgrandparents are Paul and Virginia Walker, Monroe City. Paternal great-grandparents are Martha Blackaby, Paris, and the late Glenwood Blackaby. Becky is a Speech-Language Pathologist for Paris and Holliday Schools, and Lance is owner-operator of Black Crow Enterprises in Paris.

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Erma Wilkerson retires after 28 years...

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

Vote August 7! For Rita Wilkerson,

Democrat, for Treasurer of Monroe County.

Having worked together for seven years to keep the county’s financial records, I am happy to personally recommend her for this position. I ask that you please vote for Rita on August 7 for Monroe County Treasurer.

MARTHA CULLIFER, Retired Treasurer

“She treasures your vote!” Paid for by Martha Cullifer

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