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Xi Beta Xi Sorority announces the annual Halloween Parade to be held on Friday, Oct. 26, at 4 p.m. The parade will start at the west side of courthouse and continue through downtown. All area trick-or-treaters and merchants are welcome to participant.

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Proclamation signed for cancer awareness

Members of both Relay For Life of Monroe County and Monroe County Cancer Supports came together to visit the Monroe County Commissioners to receive a proclamation for breast cancer awareness month. “We are here to request a proclamation for cancer awareness month,” said Relay For Life Chairman Ali Rentschler. Rentschler explained to the commissioners the activities planned for the month including painting the two “pink.” “We are not only doing Paris but Monroe City and Madison also,” added Rentschler. The group was in agreement that a proclamation was an important symbol to designate the month and announce to local residents the significance of the pink all around town. On hand to request the proclamation were Relay For Life and Monroe County Cancer Supporters members Leslie Rosenkrans, Karen Conley, Ali Rentschler, Barb McCall and Donna Turner. All were quick to note that each organization is active in making sure that cancer is eradicated in their lifetime. “We are happy to create this proclamation,” said Western District Commissioner Glenn E. Turner. The proclamation read as follows: Whereas, The Monroe County Com-

mission recognizes that Breast Cancer is a terrible disease that affects the lives of citizens of Monroe County everyday. Many of our citizens have lost their lives to Breast Cancer and many more live with the fear of its return even after successful treatment. Whereas, The Monroe County Commission applauds the efforts of Monroe County Relay For Life, Monroe County Cancer Supporters, as well as businesses and individuals who are working to elevate the awareness of Breast Cancer in Monroe County. Therefore, the Monroe County Commission has proclaimed the month of October, Two Thousand Twelve, the official Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Monroe County. The proclamation was signed by all three commissioners. Why sign a proclamation designating the month? According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 4,440 new cases of invasive breast cancer and 900 deaths from breast cancer are expected to occur among women in Missouri in 2012. The American Cancer Society offers 24/7 support to those diagnosed with breast cancer and their loved ones. In fact, one out of every two women turn to the Society for help and support following their breast

Members of both Relay For Life and the Monroe County Cancer Supporters were on hand for the receipt of a proclamation by the Monroe County Commissioners declaring October Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Monroe County. Left to right: first row Leslie Rosenkrans, Karen Conley, Ali Rentschler, Barb McCall and Donna Turner. Second row - Eastern District Commissioner Glenn E. Turner, Presiding Commissioner Mike Minor and Eastern District Commissioner Mike Whelan. APPEAL PHOTO cancer diagnosis. This October, the Society will be using National Breast Cancer Awareness Month to remind women about the importance of breast health. “The American Cancer Society encourages all women to put their health first. We want women to understand the benefits of eating a balanced diet, maintaining a healthy weight, exercising regularly and

limiting alcohol intake,” said Laura Ozenkoski, health initiatives director at the American Cancer Society. “More than 2.9 million breast cancer survivors will celebrate a birthday this year thanks to early detection and improved treatment.” Breast cancer is a leading cause of cancer death in women, second only to lung cancer. The Society is reminding women

40 and older to have a yearly mammogram and clinical breast exam. Also, the Society recommends that women ages 20 to 39 receive a clinical breast exam at least once every three years. The five-year survival rate is 99% for breast cancer that is diagnosed in the earliest stages. The American Cancer Society is the most Continued to page 9

With Fire Prevention Week 2012 scheduled for Oct. 7-13, State Fire Marshal Randy Cole urges Missourians to remember the importance of having at least two escape routes for your family to safely exit your home in case of an emergency. “It is important that families plan and prepare for the unpredictability and dangers associated with fires,” State Fire Marshal Cole said. “Fires can spread rapidly, blocking planned escape routes. This makes it essential to have at least two quick escapes routes planned in advance from different rooms throughout your home. Having an alternate route in case another route becomes blocked can save lives.” Fire Prevention Week is recognized annually by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and fire departments and safety agencies across the country. This year’s campaign, “Have 2 Ways Out,” encourages everyone to plan multiple fire escape routes for their families. According to NFPA, in 2010 there were an estimated 369,500 reported home structure fires across the U.S., resulting in 2,640 civilian deaths. An NFPA survey also revealed that only 23 percent of American households have actually developed and practiced a fire evacuation plan. Fire Marshal Cole suggests developing a home escape plan as soon as a family moves into a new residence; regularly practicing the plan and explaining it to children; and revising the plan as the children grow up. Cole adds that having a working smoke detector is essential to ensuring your family is alerted in case of a fire. “Working smoke detectors increase your chance of survival by 50 percent, and are something every household should have.” For more than 85 years, fire departments have observed Fire Prevention Week, making it the longest running public health and safety

observance on record.

the slogan for Fire Prevention Week has taken many shapes – from the straightforward “Help Prevent Fires” (1937); to “YOU Caused 1,700,000 Fires Last Year!” (1947); and this year’s “Have 2 Ways Out!”

2012 Fire Prevention Week features new slogan “Have 2 Ways Out”

Paris Rural Fire District Chief Steve Jones, right, shows fireman Cory Putnam in full gear to the Paris R-II Elementary students as part of 2012 Fire Prevention Week. Chief Jones and firemen Putnam, Sy Fields and Jamie Ebbesmeyer displayed different fire fighting equipment including axes, hoses, fans, oxygen and other related equipment. Chief Jones and the firemen also instructed the students on fire safety. APPEAL PHOTO

Team voting to be provided in county before Nov. 6

According to Monroe County Clerk Sandra Francis team voting will be provided prior to the Tuesday, Nov. 6, General Election. Anyone who is shut in and unable to go to the polls may request the “Absentee Team” to visit them in their home or they may contact the County Clerk’s Office to be placed on the permanent disabled list. Missouri Election Law 115.284 (I ) establishes an absentee voting process to assist persons with permanent disabilities in the exercise of their voting rights.

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Clerk Francis urges anyone who would like to be placed on the list to contact her office by either mail or telephone. Those people who are already on the permanent list will remain on the list and do not need to contact the office. Individuals wanting more information on either of the above need to contact the County Clerks Office, 300 North Main, Room 204 or telephone 660-327-5106. The Absentee team will visit area nursing homes on Tuesday, Oct. 30. Anyone wishing to vote an absentee ballot may do so in the County Clerk’s Office during regular office hours, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. or mail in a request for an absentee ballot to be mailed to their place of residence. When mailing in a request, individuals must list Continued to page 9

Fire Prevention Week was established to commemorate the devastating Great Chicago Fire of 1871 that killed more than 250 people. Since its first observance in 1922,

2012 Paris R-II Homecoming Queen and Princess...

2012 Homecoming Queen Shelby Dickey, left, and 2012 Homecoming Princess Jill Nobis. Additional photos pages 15, 16 APPEAL PHOTO

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How Separate is Separate Today??

There appears to be a growing tendency to blur the line between traditional views of how separate our government and our churches should be. Two recent examples point out the activity of various churches that might be troublesome for those who believe that churches and governments should be strictly separate. This past Sunday some 1,000 to 1,500 American pastors have declared Pulpit Freedom Sunday and have defied the Internal Revenue Service’s ruling that tax exempt organizations are not allowed to participate in partisan campaigning for or against political candidates if they wish to retain their 501(c) (3) tax exemption. The ministers have endorsed political candidates in defiance of the rule and are daring the IRS to do anything about it. Their claim is that every church has the right to decide what their preacher says from the pulpit. They claim that the IRS rule has caused church leaders to avoid speaking about subjects that their churches believe to be religious truths such as opposition to homosexuality or their support for traditional marriage. A very recent survey by Pew Research Center indicates that two out of three Americans believe that churches should not endorse political candidates. Another survey of Protestant pastors by Life Way Research shows that almost 90 percent of Protestant pastors believe that no candidates for public office should be endorsed from the pulpit. The second example is a most recent report of a group of St. Louis ministers involving themselves in lobbying the St. Louis County Council to put speed camera usage on a County ballot. Their claim is that the cameras are used by small cities in the County as speed traps. It is hard to see a compelling moral issue here that would require a charter change in the County and override several municipal ordinances even though it is a popular idea with the driving public. Point being that there are demonstrable increases in political activity by churches and pastors. While there are definite negative ideas about any governmental incursions on religious beliefs and practices, we have not seen the red line for churches and pastors that involve themselves in political races and activities under the banner of freedom of religion and of expression. They have not recognized the image of Caesar, will never pay taxes like the rest of us and pay no heed to those who are troubled by their increasing political activism.


Just Ask Dave... by David Eales Publisher/Editor Participation. Every day everyone has the ability to participate in something. Lucky for us some people participate in keeping us safe such as the sheriff’s department, fire department personnel, 9-1-1 crew and our EMS and first responders. Others participate in keeping us educated - public education teachers, pre-school teachers, daycare workers and others in the education field that help prepare our youth for their and our future. Even others keep us well - doctors, nurses, health David Eales department personnel, hospital workers, pharmacists, pharmacy workers and others. Not forgetting the individuals who are part of our daily lives without a thought until we need them - insurance agents, grocery clerks, judges, elected officials, salesmen, retail workers, farmers, ranchers, agricultural workers and all the rest that are an integral part of our daily lives. Now there is also people who participate in things other than those that provide remuneration - these are our outstanding volunteers. I can not say enough about these amazing individuals and groups. Some of these fall into our safety category and we thank them profusely. Others do it for a cause - whether that cause is cancer (Monroe County Cancer Supporters, Relay For Life, Barking Butterflies), autism (such as the upcoming birthday bash sponsored by Nathan Hancock), leukemia, eye disorders (supported by the Lions Club), and numerous other causes that have an effect on each of us in so many ways. Thank you is such a small thing to say but when so many say it it grows with intensity and meaning. So from a community, a county, a neighborhood, a block, an individual – to all our volunteers - thank you! Lewis County Press papers will again be delivering a multiple county saturation on Thursday, Oct. 19. This month’s theme will be our annual “Hunting and Outdoor” issue. The Monroe County Appeal will be delivering the newspaper to all residents in both Monroe and Ralls Counties. This is 4-H Week. The Monroe County Appeal, as is always the case, will publish a 4-H special insert the last week of the month. This is done for the purpose of allowing complete coverage of the 4-H recognition night, this Saturday night, Oct. 13. Have a great week!


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

90 Years Ago Oct. 6, 1922

The faculty and pupils of the local school are asking the Board to enlarge the proposed shop building on the campus to a structure 24 by 80 feet, in which there would be sufficient space for a gymnasium. A banana pie, the handiwork of Miss Lovie Shrade brought $1.60 the highest price paid for a pie at the pie supper last Friday night. Miss Rella Bryan, night operator at the Bell central officer resigned Sunday after 12 years and 7 months of faithful service. She will be succeeded by Miss Maude Davis, daughter of Mervin Davis. Clarence Robinson is the first in the Paris area to equip his farm home with a wireless outfit. He recently purchased a Western Electric set from Carl Harley and now gets concerts from all over the United States, besides the daily market reports and news events. Notice from City Feed Store. We can now have a market everyday for your wheat. You don’t have to wait until we get a car. Our bins are completed and we can take care of it any time. We can store your wheat if you don’t want to sell. Come in and get our storage charges. Just about the time the public gets fed up on pictures of the serious sort the Opera House comes along with one that throws everyone into a haw-haw fit. On Friday and Saturday nights it will present the greatest laugh thriller of the year, “Reported Missing.” Apples for sale at the Earl James farm 4 ½ miles north of Paris

75 Years Ago Oct. 14, 1937 A very unusual thing occurred at Long Branch Baptist church, south of Paris, Sunday, when a father and son—James C. Dowell, Sr. and James C. Dowell, Jr.— were ordained as deacons. Both boys and girls high school basketball teams will play the alumni teams at the school gymnasium, Friday evening. Carey Wilson, rural mail carrier on Route 3 out of Paris, set a new record for the Pine Springs Golf Course north of Paris last week, when he shot 18 holes in 71, making the first round in 35, the second in 36. Thousands of farmers are taking advantage of the mild autumn weather to harvest fruit and garden vegetables and prepare them for winter storage. The volunteer fire department made a practice run Saturday afternoon to a bonfire built for that purpose in the street north of the courthouse, taking 2 ½ minutes from the time the engine left the firehouse until the hose was hooked up and water going through it. A Halloween costume party for the children of Paris up to 12 years of age will again be given this year by the Progressive Club. Since Halloween comes on Sunday, the party will be held Monday evening Nov. 1 Dr. Clifton Corwell, associate professor of speech in the State Teachers College at Kirksville, will address a joint meeting of the Paris Progressive Club and the Monroe County Schoolmasters Club at the Baptist Church in Paris next Monday evening.

50 Years Ago Oct. 11, 1962

The Monroe County Fox Hunters will have its annual hunt and turkey supper Saturday night at Boatner’s Camp, east of Paris. Up to Wednesday afternoon 13 :”War Ballots” for people in the armed services had been applied for at the office of county clerk Please Wilson. The elimination of the daily bus service through Paris from Moberly to Monroe City, except on Sundays and holidays, has been requested by the operators, the Trenton-St. Joseph Coach, according to the Public Service Commission at Jefferson City. Sunday will be the 55th anniversary of the entrance of Dr. George Ragsdale of Paris into active medical practice in Paris. In the Oct. issue of the “National Pub-

lisher,” a full page width picture of the Appeal office appears. It is a reproduction of the picture Norman Rockwell, noted artist, painted of it, a picture which was published in the Saturday Evening Post in 1946. The Paris High School band with their instructor, Glenn Packham, participated in Band Day held in Columbia. The County Court this week is advertising that it will accept bids for producing, furnishing and hauling crush rock or crush gravel for maintenance work on highways. The annual Monroe County Home Economics Achievement Day will be held Saturday, Oct. 13th as the Paris High School. The theme of the day is “New Frontiers for m’lady.” The Monroe County Tuberculosis Association will offer free x-rays to all high school students and adults in the county Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 17 and 18.

25 Years Ago Oct. 15, 1987

The Monroe County courthouse turned 75 earlier this year and, like everything else three-quarters of a century old, isn’t as sound as it was back in 1912 when it was dedicated. That’s one of the reasons—in fact, one of the major reasons—behind the Monroe County Commission’s recent decision to seek a ½ cent hike in the county’s sales tax.

Terry Horner was crowned 1987 Homecoming Queen at the 32nd Paris High School Homecoming. Nine parents met with the Paris R-II Board of Education at their regular monthly meeting on Oct. 13 to express their concern over the amount of homework that their children were required to do. Despite perfect hunting conditions, hunters have checked fewer turkeys in Monroe County through the first two days of the fall gun season than for the same period last year. The U. S. Air Force has announced the retirement of Master Sgt. David L. Mitchell, son of Mary C. Mitchell of Rural Route 2, Paris after 21 years of service. The Paris Trap Team traveled to Quincy to participate in a trap shoot. The team shot 99 and received second place. For the second straight year, the Show Me Club will sponsor a Haunted House for area youngsters on Halloween. The 1987 archery seasons has only been open for about two weeks but local hunters are bringing in deer and turkeys at a record breaking pace at Monroe County’s four check stations.

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Just a Thought

by Lisa Talton

I am Part My Mommy and Part My Daddy Too!!!

It has been over two years since my mom has passed away but I still think about her often. She left me with so many awesome memories and too many to count wise words. The thing about my mom’s wise words was that she didn’t just speak them but she lived them. Her actions and the way she lived her life rang louder than any words she ever spoke. My mom loved people. It didn’t matter where they were from, how old they were, how rich or poor, or the color of their skin. She had such a love for others and always chose to see the good in them. Mom reminded us all the time that it was what was on the inside of a person that mattered. She said it didn’t matter how beautiful a person was on the outside if they were ugly on the inside. Mom lived her life showing God how much she love Him not only by going to church, praying or doing service but most importantly by loving others. It really bothered her when people were prejudice or racist. She believed God made all of us and loved us each the same so how could we think not loving someone because of the color of their skin was okay. I want to share with you a poem I wrote about this very thing which also reminds me of my mom. She had the opportunity to read it before she passed away and even got to see the illustrations that I had a friend draw. I told her that one day it would be made into a children’s book and I still believe it will because our world needs it. Sadly, there are still people who cannot look past color of a person’s skin to get to know them. And even sadder is that prejudice is sitting right next to some of us at church. We are saying that we love God but all the while not loving our very neighbor who is sitting right next to us. But I choose to believe we can turn this around. I choose to believe we can get our hearts right not only for our sake but for the sake of our children and our children’s children. I Am Part My Mommy and Part My Daddy Too! By Lisa Talton I am part my mommy , and part my daddy too! When you look with your eyes, that is what you’ll view. But I am even more than that, and I want you to know.

But it will take your time and heart to see what lies below.

Besides the color of my skin, may other things play a role. Yes, my color is a part of me but it doesn’t make up my whole. I am the sum of all my parts, God intended it that way. My mind, my soul, my emotions and such, all have a part to play. I love to dance. I love to sing. You might be saying “ Me too.” I don’t like veggies. I don’t like bedtime. And I despise cleaning up my room. Some days I listen really good and do what I ought to do. On other days-not so much-the times are far and few. I love to play. I love to laugh. I’m sure you feel the same. We might have different shades of skin but from the Creator we all came. Whether our skin is white, black or brown , tan, yellow or red. It really doesn’t matter you know, our skin one day we’ll shed. I believe our different colors were not made to divide and definitely not given to put us on opposite sides. So not you, not I, nor anyone else is greater than the other. We’re all His children don’t you know which makes us sisters and brothers. I will love you for who He made you, not only my eyes I’ll use. But I will give my time and heart for this is what I choose. I will look beyond your skin, your hair, and even your size. And look into the deeper parts where everything that matters lies. For you are also part your mommy and part your daddy too and when God laid out His plan for you, it was them He chose to use. So now dear heavenly Father this request I ask of you, That we see every human being in the awesome likeness of you!!

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Student of the Month

R-II Students of the Month...

R-II Students of the Month were Bryce Ensor (High School) and Amber Chapman (Junior High). Left to right, Bryce Ensor, Secondary Principal John Wiggans and Amber Chapman. APPEAL PHOTO

dent who is always willing to lend a helping hand. She is always eager to go above and beyond on assignments. Amber is also sharing her artistic talents with the JH Student Council as a member of the Public Relations Committee.” – Lanet Wisner, Junior High and High School Communication Arts

Hopewell Farms Livestock, LLC ranks fifth in Angus registration

Hopewell Farms Livestock LLC, Paris, ranked as fifth largest in registering the most Angus beef cattle in Missouri having recorded 265 head of Angus with the American Angus Association® during fiscal year 2012, which ended Sept. 30, according to Bryce Schumann, CEO of the American Angus Association. Angus breeders across the nation in 2012 registered 315.007 head of Angus cattle. “Our year-end statistics continue to demonstrate strong demand for Angus genetics and

solidify our long-held position as a leader in the beef cattle industry,” Schumann said. “These results underscore our members’ commitment to providing genetic solutions to the beef cattle industry.” The American Angus Association, headquartered in Saint Joseph, Mo. is the largest beef registry association in the world in terms of both annual registrations and active members. For more information about the Angus breed go to

The Monroe County Gardeners met at the home of Nancy Crain

Monday, Oct. 1 with eight members attending. Carol Mock conducted the business meeting. A discussion was held about going back to the St. Clair’s to plant bulbs, Lynda Blades will check into this. An election of officers was held with the following slate of officers. President Nancy Crain Vice President Lynda Blades Secretary, Treasurer and Reporter Lois Spencer The next meeting will be March 11, 2013. Nancy told about America’s oldest working farm with consist of 460 acres in Massachusetts it was started in 1630. The rest of the evening was spent in finishing up the angels for Main Street in Paris.

County Gardeners meet Oct. 1 elect Nancy Crain, President 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 Oct. 8, 2012 Receipts:1476 Hd.

COMPUTER AVE - TOP 772 Steers: Medium & Large Frame Hd. 18-300 & Down....................147.00-203.00 109-300-400 lbs....................174.00-207.00 238-400-500 lbs....................157.00-177.00 129-500-600 lbs....................143.00-162.00 38-600-700 lbs......................130.00-149.00 226-700-800 lbs....................146.00-153.75 509 Heifers: Medium & Large Frame Hd. 16-300 & Down....................128.00-170.00 99-300-400 lbs......................148.00-175.00 194-400-500 lbs....................143.00-162.50 81-500-600 lbs......................136.00-166.50 59-600-700 lbs......................123.00-134.00 47-700-800 lbs......................127.00-134.50 21 Bred Cows: Better Cows: 1000.00-1260.00; Small,Old Thin: 650.00-900.00 163 Slaughter Cows: High Dressing: 75.00-84.50; Bulk: 70.00-75.00; Low: 55.00-65.00; Thin: 50.00 & Down 11 Slaughter Bulls: 88.00-94.75; Thin: 81.00-88.00 All Slaughter Steers & Heifers sold on Monday at 10 a.m. Receipts: 10 Hd.

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Paris R-II High SChool Student of the Month Name: Bryce Ensor Grade: Junior Parents - Brothers, sisters: Son of Robert and Tami Ensor, Brother Brant, Sister Brie. Favorite subjects: Math (Algebra II), Advanced Chemistry, Advanced Computers. Future plans? I plan to attend a four-year college to study in veterinary services or physical therapy/sports medicine. What do you like about school? I like being able to participate in extra-curricular activities like FBLA, Student Council, Art Club, basketball and track. Teacher Comments Nominated by Coach Chris Willnigham “Bryce is polite, dedicated, and very hard working. He has many leadership roles and ex-

cels in all areas. Great attitude and work ethic. Awesome kid to teach and work with..” – Coach Chris Willingham

The Mark Twain 4-H Club met on Sept. 9, at the Presbyterian Church in Florida. There were 20 members, 14 leaders, and two others present. The meeting was called to order by Lauren Embree, President. Roll call was answered by “What you liked about a project last year?” Pledges were lead by Will Crain and Makayla Fox. Minutes of the last meeting were read by Britany Williams, Secretary. A motion to approve the minutes was made by Betsy Embree and seconded by Makayla Fox. All members present reported on their projects. Old Business: Report Forms are due on Sept. 24 by 4:30 p.m. No later!! New Business: 4-H Sunday is Oct. 7. Be at the Florida Methodist Church by 9:45 a.m. Bring your health or safety kit. National 4-H week is Oct. 7-13. We will decorate Main Street Salon after church. Bring last year’s projects to decorate the window. Recognition Night is Saturday, Oct. 13 at the Madison Community Building. Step up to Leadership members need to be there at 1 p.m., to decorate. Open enrollment is from 2-4 p.m. If all dues are paid and forms turned in, youth will receive a free t-shirt. We eat at 4 p.m., and awards start at 5 p.m. Betsy Embree made a motion to have trash pick-up on Oct. 14, at 1 p.m., with a second from Taylor Gruber. All members need to pick up State Fair Projects from the Extension office. Fall-In-To Paris has a photography contest on Sept. 29. Photography members may enter a picture and use this as an exhibit at the Monroe County Fair. We will decorate the church’s Christmas tree on Nov. 25, and make Christmas cards to hand out to local nursing homes. A Health tip was given by Elizabeth Yancey to brush your teeth. A Safety tip was given by Victoria Yancey to wear orange while hunting. The next meeting will be on Oct. 6, at 5 p.m., at Chuck and Tammy Mason’s house. We will decorate pumpkins, have a weenie roast, and go on a hayride. Brandon Williams made a motion to adjourn the meeting and a second by Makayla Fox.

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Name: Amber Chapman Grade: 7th Grade Parents - Brothers, sisters: Daughter of Michelle Chapman and Dwayne Chapman. Siblings: Shannon Stacy, Steven Stacy and Michael Stacy. Favorite subject: Geography, English, Agriculture, Band and Science Olympiad. Future plans? I want to go to Mzzou for journalism and art. I might al;so go to the Art Institute, in Kansas City. What do you like about school? I like going to school to learn about subjects that will better me for my future. I like to participate in extra-curricular activities (band, FFA, basketball, etc.) and see how they effect and influence people. Teacher Comments Nominated by Lanet Wisner “Amber is a hard working stu-

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Lord’s Acre Sale PARIS FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH Sunday, Oct. 21 • Serving Noon - 2 p.m. Roast Beef Dinner with Drinks and Homemade Desserts $8 (Adults) • $3 (Ages 5-12)

Auction starts at 1 p.m. includes a Country Store Silent Auction

Monroe Manor has Paris Coyotes Double insulated, BPA free cups for sale $6.50 each If interested in purchasing, please contact Monroe Manor 660-327-4125. All proceeds go to Relay For Life/ Monroe County Cancer Supporters

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North Park Baptist Church to present live drama Drama presentation over six days

First row, left to right - Karlie McGee, Matthew Kinyon. Second row - Maya McGuire and Hannah Deaver. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Moberly’s North Park Baptist Church will present its live Eternity House drama presentation on Oct. 24, 25, 27, 28, 30 and 31 that is free for the public. In previous years, there has been more than 700 persons coming within a 60mile radius of town who attended each seasonal presentation. The walk-through Christian drama involves six different scenes, and has four different story lines this year. Each new story depicts situations that commonly take place in many communities, and the people involved in these scenarios face some difficult life chal-

lenges and will eventually come together to a certain destination that will change everyone’s lives. There will be multiple performances of the drama held each scheduled night starting from 6:30 -9 p.m., except on Oct. 27 the productions will end at 10 p.m. Groups and/or persons are encouraged to make an appointment by calling the church office at 660263-1003, however, walk-ins are welcome. Dewey Burge, NPBC minister of youth and music, wrote the script and is drama director. Pastor is Dennis Gard.

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Madison C-3 Students of the Month Postmaster reminds local patrons of mailing dates

As part of the Positive Behavior Support (PBS) program, Madison C-3 Students were recently recognized for Being Respectful, Responsible and Safe during the monthly “PAWS”itive Panther Assembly. Students who were commended for perfect attendance during the month of September received extra social/gym time. Four students were recognized as September Students of the Month

for their exemplary efforts toward being respectful, responsible, and safe. Receiving this honor were Karlie McGee - Primary (K-3), Matthew Kinyon - Intermediate (46), Maya McGuire - Junior High, and Hannah Deaver - High School. Students of the Month received a certificate, homework passes and/ or gift certificates to local establishments.

Why the changes to the new school lunch program? If you have a child attending public school, you probably have heard that school lunches have changed. Starting this year, new rules for school lunches went into effect as a result of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. The last update to the lunch standards was more than fifteen years ago. Why the changes? About 17% of U.S. children and adolescents aged 2 – 19 years (12.5 million) are obese; almost triple the numbers since 1980 according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The latest statistics show that 29 percent of Missouri high school students are overweight or obese compared with 28 percent nationwide. Since 2005, Missouri has moved from ninth to eighth in the country in obesity rates among high school students, a survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found. In recent years, school meals have been blamed for helping contribute to

childhood obesity. How much of this is true is still debatable, but almost everyone agrees something needs to be done to address the problem of childhood obesity. Since the National School Lunch Program is funded by taxpayer dollars it was felt that we should be spending our money on healthy foods. Where did the new rules come from? The U.S. Department of Agriculture developed the requirements for the new school food program based on the 2010 Dietary Guidelines and recommendations from scientific experts at the Institute of Medicine. Some of the notable changes are: 1) that student meals will have ½ cup of fruit or vegetables to count as a complete meal, 2) meals will have a caloric maximum based on age group, and 3) there are limits for how much meat and meat alternatives and grains may be offered. For more information you can go to the webContinued to page 8

It’s not too early to start thinking about mailing those holiday cards, letters and packages to service members and their families stationed overseas. The first deadline for the 2012 holiday season is just around the corner. Tuesday, Nov. 13, is the deadline for sending holiday packages to troops stationed overseas using Parcel Post to all Air/Army Post Office (APO) or Fleet Post Office (FPO) ZIP Codes. “We encourage our customers to mail early this holiday season,” said Paris Postmaster Mindy Flick. “Observing the holiday deadlines will make sure that cards, letters and packages to loved ones serving overseas will reach their destinations in time for the holidays.” All military mail, regardless of destination, is sent by domestic mail rate. International rates do not apply to military mail delivery. The large Priority Mail Flat Rate Box (12” x 12” x 5 ½”) offers a $2 discount to APO/FPO destinations and ships for just $13.45. Customers can access shipping information by adding Delivery Confirmation, which is available for almost all military destinations, including those outside the United States. Delivery Confirmation provides customers with the date, ZIP Code of delivery, and time the package was delivered. This information can be accessed online at www.

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Figure 1 The Postal Service’s popular Military Care Kits also help military families and friends keep free shipping supplies within reach. Each kit contains six Priority Mail Flat Rate boxes (two large and four medium-sized boxes), six customs forms and envelopes, six Priority address labels and one roll of military tape. The kit may be ordered by calling the USPS Expedited Package Supply Center at 1-800610-8734. All packages and mail must be addressed to individual service members, as required by U.S. Department of Defense regulations. “The mail is a great way to communicate with service members during the holidays,” adds Postmaster Flick. “Sending a card, letter or package brings them closer to family and closer to home.” The complete list of military

now doing water leaks, sewer and electric lines

Allie Dunkin, left, and Lindsey Hendren, center, from Madison 4-H Club donate over $3,000 from their T-shirt sales to Jacquie’s Barn. Receiving the check was Mary Beth Mitchell. SUBMITTED PHOTO

mailing deadlines is contained in Figure 1. The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses

and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.

Monroe Manor has Paris Coyotes Double insulated, BPA free cups for sale $6.50 each If interested in purchasing, please contact Monroe Manor 660-327-4125. All proceeds go to Relay For Life/ Monroe County Cancer Supporters

Russ Thomas Paris, MO 660-327-4147 Hwy. 15 & Bus. 24 Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. Madison, MO 660-291-5795 Wed. 12 - 5 p.m.

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Senior Center News


City of Perry receives grant from MIRMA for loss exposure

WEEKLY MENU October 15--October 19

Along Life’s Highways and Byways by jere el

As you travel along Life’s Highways and Byways there is one road Highway 14 that will lead you to the little berg of Perry, where there is always something going on. Perry is located only eight miles from Mark Twain Lake and Clarence Cannon Dam. So if you are looking for something to do this weekend, check these events out... Thurs. evening Oct. 11 at 6:30 p.m. the Perry Baptist Church will host the Ladies Night Supper, all ladies are invited to come eat, fellowship and have a great time. Fri., October 12 at 7 p.m. there will be a Community Concert at the Perry Baptist Church all are invited to fellowship with great music. Call Vicki Rouse at 573-565-3521 for more information on any event at the Baptist Church. The Perry Fire Department would like to request you presence at the 2nd Annual Perry Fireman’s Ball at the Perry Firehouse on Saturday night October 13 with supper from 6-8 p.m. and stay and dance from 8-12 with a live band. For both event there will be a $10 cover charge and $5 to dance only. There will be a 50/50 drawing, silent auction, raffles and lots of fun. The meal will consist of pork, baked beans, potato salad, roll, cake,tea, lemonade and water. So come on out to Perry and enjoy great food, good music and help support your local fire department. Sunday night October 14 at 7 p.m. the Perry Baptist Church will host a Gospel Sing, the program will be presented by Ronnie Rouse and other local musicians. For more info call Ronnie at 573-5653521 Be sure to attend the church of your choice this Saturday evening or Sunday morning. If you have something of interest that you would like for others to know about, contact me at 573-473-7644 or stop by with your news at Garden of angels on Thursday, Friday, or Saturday for next weeks issue. Have a great week!

Thursday, Oct. 25 • 7 p.m.

Old School Auditorium in the City Hall building

Oct. 15-19

Breakfast Menu

Monday - Cereal, Toast Tuesday - Peanut Butter & Jelly, Fruit Wednesday - Scrambled Eggs, Sausage Patty Thursday - Pancakes, Bacon Friday - Cinnamon Roll, Sausage Patty

Madison C-3 Schools Oct. 15-19

Breakfast Menu

Monday - Pancakes & Syrup, Sausage Link, Juice, Milk Tuesday - Cheesy Breakfast Stick, Grapes, Milk Wednesday - Scrambled Eggs, Biscuit, Orange Wedges, Juice, Milk Thursday - Cereal, Toast, Banana, Milk Friday - Biscuit with Gravy, Sausage Links, Raisins, Juice, Milk

At their Tuesday, Oct. 2 council meeting, the City of Perry was awarded a $7,836.72 grant from MIRMA (Missouri Intergovernmental Risk Management Association). Insurance Agent, Jeff Arp, right, representing MIRMA, presented Mayor Dustin Wasson with a plaque for a grant in the amount if $7,836.72. The purpose of the grant program is to provide to the members the opportunity to suggest programs designed to eliminate or reduce a particular loss exposure. The Association awards up to 75% of the funding request up to $7,500.00. With the grant money, Perry purchased a pole saw and will be getting a new sewer camera. The City of Perry has been a member of MIRMA for one year. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Ralls County purchases family service building Ralls County has purchased the family service building in New London and will be moving all the sheriffs’ office out of the historic jail and into that location. Because prisoners are no longer housed at the jail the building the 1868 “National Historic” landmark will not be in use for the first since it was built. The Ralls County Historical has been in discussions with

the county commissioner on ways to preserve this landmark. The society would like to hear from any groups or individuals interested in helping saving this site and maintain it into the future. If you are interested in helping with this project, please contact me Ron Leake, President of Ralls County Historical Society 573248-6147

Civil War enactment turns into frontier event

Interdenominational Prayer Service with music Join us to pray for our country’s safety and freedom, guidance and intervention for our national and local leaders,all service members.

God’s leading in our lives and nation and the spiritual health of our area communities. Pastors, evangelists, and believers are coming from many area communities all are encouraged to attend – bring your congregations or family.

Holliday C-2 School

Lunch Menu

Monday - Country Ribs, Scalloped Potatoes, Broccoli Salad, Strawberry Shortcake, Wheat Breadstick Tuesday - Chicken & Dumplings, Creamed Peas, Cottage Cheese, Peaches, Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Wednesday - Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes, Caesar Salad, Lime Pears, Wheat Bread Thursday - Baked Pork, Fried Potatoes, Green Bean Casserole, Peach Crisp, Herb Cheese Biscuit Friday - Fried Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Brussels Sprouts, Ambrosia, Biscuit

•The Hand & Foot Club met on Thursday, Sept. 27, at the Paris Senior Center with 14 people participating. The winners of a meal ticket were Dorothy Jones and Ted Ball. •The Hand & Foot Club met on Thursday, Oct. 4, at the Paris Senior Center with 16 people participating. The winners of a meal ticket were Mary Hayhurst and Joe Dodge. •Bingo was held on Monday, Oct. 8, with 13 people participating. The winners of a meal ticket were Dorothy Hufty and Virginia Vanlandingham.


Monday - Breaded Chicken Patty, Vegetable, Fruit Tuesday - Pepperoni Pizza, Vegetable, Fruit Wednesday - Tenderloin, Vegetable, Fruit Thursday - Nachos, Vegetable, Fruit Friday - Salad, Crackers, Fruit, Bread Stick ***Cereal is served as an alternate choice for breakfast ***Milk is offered with each meal

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

Hand & Foot • Bingo

Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012

What started out as a planned Civil War encampment recently turned into more of a frontier/ mountain man demonstration of sorts. Although only three reenactors came out to present, over 400 visitors passed through to learn about the life and times of mountain men in Missouri as well as their critical role played during the Civil War. Joe Hummert of Jonesgurg, (seen in

the picture above provided in depth interpretation of the everyday life of these unique pioneers through hands on demonstrations. Visitors were allowed to get up close and personal in the mountain man’s camp. Betty Wilson from Athens and George Hardy from Centralia were on hand to discuss some of the aspects of Missouri’s role during the Civil War.

UMC MAPLE GROVE CHURCH LORD’S ACRE SALE • Saturday, Oct. 13 • Dedication Ser vice • 11 a.m. Fried Chicken and Country Ham Dinner • 12 p.m. Auction • 1 p.m. Quilts, Pillowcases, Produce, Baked Goods and Miscellaneous $6.00 Adults • $3.00 12 & Under • FREE 3 & Under South of Paris on Hwy. 15 to Audrain County CC Right to church on left

Lunch Menu

Monday - Hot Ham & Cheese, Green Beans, Sweet Potatoes Fries, Apple, Milk Tuesday - Chicken Fajita, Baby Carrots, Refried Beans, Diced Pears, Milk Wednesday - Turkey Slice w/ Roll, Mashed Potatoes w/ Turkey Gravy, Peas, Sliced Peaches, Milk Thursday - Chicken & Noodles, Corn, Cherry Tomatoes, Orange Wedges, Graham Cracker Cookie, Milk Friday - Pizza Wedge, Romaine Lettuce w/ Tomatoes, Fresh Broccoli, Grapes, Milk **Alternative luncheon option available daily WW=Whole Wheat WG=Whole Grain Menus subject to change

Paris R-II School Menu Oct. 15-19

Breakfast Menu

Monday - French Toast Sticks, Grapes or Cereal or Oatmeal with Toast & Jelly, Grapes Tuesday - Huevos Rancheros or Cereal or Oatmeal with Sunrise Biscuit, Mandarin Oranges Wednesday - Sausage Pancake on Stick, Banana or Cereal or Oatmeal with Yogurt and Banana Thursday - Fruit & Yogurt Parfait or Cereal or Oatmeal with Cinnamon Roll, Peaches Friday - Biscuits and Gravy, Sausage, Fresh Fruit or Cereal, Yogurt, Fresh Fruit or Oatmeal, Yogurt, Fresh Fruit

Lunch Menu

Monday - Italian Chicken Sandwich or Monte Cristo Sandwich with Sweet Potatoes Fries, Steamed Broccoli, Chilled Pears, Chilled Fruit or Chef Salad, Peas, Red Pepper Rings, Chilled Pears, Chilled Fruit, Opaa! Hot Roll Tuesday - BBQ Chicken Nachos or Southwest Ranch Wrap, Garden Salad, Grapes, Chilled Fruit, Spanish Rice or Fajita Chicken Salad, Easy Bean Bake, Grapes, Chilled Fruit, Corn Muffin Wednesday - Chicken Patty or Roast Turkey, Mashed Potatoes with Gravy, Broccoli Carrot Mix, Apricot Cup, Chilled Fruit, Opaa! Hot Roll or Caesar Chef Salad, Baby Carrots with Dip, Apricot Cup, Chilled Fruit, Opaa! Hot Roll Thursday - Lasagna with Italian Bread or Pig in a Blanket, Fresh Garden Salad, Tomatoes, Green Beans, Orange Smiles, Chilled Fruit, Opaa! Italian Bread or Fajita Chicken Salad, Tomatoes, Orange Smiles, Chilled Fruit, Corn Muffin Friday - Opaa! Pepperoni Pizza or Asian Pork Sandwich, Garden Veggies, Corn, Melon, Chilled Fruit or Chef Salad, Corn, Melon, Chilled Fruit, Opaa! Bread Stick, Pasta Salad

6 Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012 Santa Fe Christian Church

Pastor Kenny Sharp

“Stop Backing Up!” was the title of Pastor Kenny Sharp’s sermon. Scripture text was taken from Joshua 5:13-15, Matthew 16: 18-19; Romans 8:38, Ephesians 3:10, 6:12 and Colossians 2:15. Points from the sermon were 1) God is very plain that He is in charge of your life 2) Know how to fight. Bind up things that should not be in your life and 3) Speak truth - defeat negativity!! God lets us have mountains and valleys in our lives so we will realize the blessings we do receive. Beware of those people who cause dissension in your lives and stay away from them. Pastor Kenny’s sermon went along with Dawn Peak’s children’s message which is to beware of those lurking in the dark and to know right from wrong. Put on the armor and be ready for the daily warfare. The devil is always ready -- are you? Jessi Benskin assisted by Andi Holmes taught the children’s ministry. Prayers were lifted up for Grace Peak, Tonya Knight, Keith Deaver, Tom and Ola Riley’s daughter, Rebecca, Helen Sharp, Evan Bockenstedt, our congregation, those serving in the military and for the Chase’ friend, Adam, who is looking to change jobs. Gay Bergthold gave praises for the expansion of the Beauty for Ashes ministry in the prison system. Traveling mercies were requested for those attending the Monday night women’s salad supper. Brian Chase gave his testimony of meeting his new friend, Adam, in Menards and telling him about the great story of salvation Jesus Christ gives to us. Thank you notes were read from the Fox family and Homer Gray. Nancy Wilkerson thanked the church for the money donated to help Samantha’s friend who is in the Peace Corps in Africa and said the box of needed items had been mailed to her. Thanks were expressed to Charlie Thomas for the Saturday night hayride and to Pastor Kenny for the wiener roast fire. Happy Birthday was sung to Joni Sharp. Karen Miller announced that Patti Grimmett will be holding meetings at 2:30 p.m., each Sunday at the Paris Presbyterian Church on addictions. Announcements - Oct. 19, 20 - Festival of Sharing trip to Sedalia; Nov. 3 - Lord’s Acre Supper & Auction (Karen Conley reminded everyone to bring two salads and two pies); Nov. 11 - Salute to Veterans at Madison Community Center at 3 p.m. (fish fry at 5 p.m.). Fred Omer reminded everyone to be sure to register to vote. Joyce Lewis invited everyone to attend the Bible study for adults and youth that is held every Wed night at 6:30. The group will be starting the book of 1 Kings this week. Sunday School is held every Sunday morning at 9:30 a.m., followed by church service at 10:30 a.m. We are a very active church with many activities for all ages. The wonderful story of Jesus Christ is for everyone!! Please come and join us!!

Paris First Christian Church Pastor Donna Scott The Paris First Christian Church warmly invites everyone to attend the annual Lord’s Acre Sale on Sunday, Oct. 21. Dinner, consisting of roast beef and gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, corn, rolls, drink, and homemade dessert, will be served from noon until 2 p.m.. The auction will begin around 1 p.m. A country store silent auction will begin at noon. There will be lots of goodies, including homemade baked goods, Branson show tickets, crafts, and gift cards. Everyone is invited to come and enjoy the food and join in the fun and fellowship. The monthly Praise and Worship Service was held on SUnday, Oct. 7, with Reverend Donna Scott officiating. Her morning message, “Why Me?,” was based on Job 1:1 and Job 2:1-10. The Chancel Choir sang “People Need the Lord,” for Special Music. Junior Church is held each Sunday at 10:45 a.m. and all youth are welcome to attend. Upcoming announcements include: Friday and Saturday, Oct. 12-13 Regional Assembly in St. Joseph; Wednesday, Oct. 17 - Choir 6:30 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 20 - Festival of Sharing in Sedalia; Sunday, Oct. 21 Lord’s Acre Sale; and Wednesday, Oct. 24 - Choir 6:30 p.m., and Elders’ Meeting 7:30 p.m. The Elder’s Helping Hands for October are Darlene Walsh and Jim Scott. The church may be contacted by calling (660) 327-4440 or e-mailing Pastor Donna Scott may be reached at (660) 327-1355 or (314) 769-4362. The memory Bible memory verse is: For I, the Lord your God, hold your right hand; it is I who say to you, “Do not fear, I will help you.” Isaiah 41:13 (NRSV). The thought for the week from Arthur Ashe is: “If I were to say to ‘God, why me?’ about the bad things, then I should have said ‘God, why me?’ about the good things that happened in my life.”

Church Service


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

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

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

Paris United Meth.

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

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

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

FaithWalk Ministries

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

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

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

Holliday Christian Church

Pastor David Holmes

The congregation of Holliday Christian Church gathered together on Sunday, Oct. 7 to worship and to host the annual Harvest Dinner. Reverend Holmes welcomed all in attendance following the prelude by pianist, Sally Blakemore. The opening hymn, “In My Heart There Rings a Melody”, was sung and was followed by prayer and “Gloria Patri”. Happy birthday was sung to: Debbie Ragsdale, George Harris, Beth Miller, Donnie Vanlandingham and Eric Kotsenburg. Happy 52nd anniversary wishes were for Gerald and Carole Roberts – 52 years. Prayer concerns were expressed for: Opal Johnston, Jean Wilson, Alex Madison, Mitch Rodgers and Carolyn Thomas. Singing of the prayer hymn, “The Beautiful Garden of Prayer” was followed by pastoral prayer and unison recital of the Lord’s Prayer. The communion hymn, “Break Thou the Bread of Life”, was sung as elders Jerry Ragsdale and Gary Wilson went forward to serve at the Lord’s Table. Deacons serving were Gerald Roberts and Johnny Ragsdale. Following pastoral offertory prayer, singing of the doxology closed the communion service. “Our Questions Are Not God’s Problem” was the message from Reverend Holmes on this Sabbath. Scripture from Job 1:1 and 2:1-10 was referenced. The hymn of invitation and dedication, “Rock of Ages, was sung and was followed by closing prayer and singing of the “Spirit Song”. The Holliday church family extends sincere appreciation for those who attended and supported the annual Harvest Dinner fundraiser to make it a success. The hard work of all those who prepared the church dining room, kitchen and food is appreciated as well. Regular services will resume at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 14, followed by the monthly Board meeting and Bible Study at 10:30 a.m. Children’s Sunday School takes place during the regular service.

South Fork Presbyterian

Pastor John Grimmett

World Wide Communion Sunday services Oct. 7 at South Fork Presbyterian church began with Pastor John Grimmett playing guitar and singing “Breathe on Me, Breath of God’ followed by leading the Unison Prayer. Debbie Carey led in song to “Worship at the Cross Where My Savior Died”, “Amazing Grace”, “Standing on the Promises” and “The Old Rugged Cross” as Pastor John played guitar. Pastor John spoke about the Wee Kirk Conference this past week; there will be a cemetery cleanup next Sunday at 1 p.m.; prayer for Amanda Grimmett; Susie McGee’s mother, Barbara; Debbie Carey’s mother-inlaw, Louise Carey will be celebrating her 100th birthday next Sunday; Sharon Sweitzer; Arla Eisenhower in her travel to Florida; and Jim and Maxine Bueter thanked everyone for everything they did for their wedding. Pastor John sang and played guitar to “Come To Jesus”. The message “The Best Is Yet To Come” was based on scripture for 1 Corinthians 2:9; “Think about what God has planned for us”. It is written the things that God has prepared for us - He will come back with the joy of the resurrected life - the world offers a lot of things, but God worked through Jesus (a common ordinary man), who offered eternal life through His broken bread and blood - the body of Christ! The best is yet to come! That is good news, He will do something incredible in your life. The original sin was that of choosing ones self over God! We all choose to do what WE want to do instead of listening to God. The God who has prepared something wonderful in our lives. Heaven is coming - it is real. Walk by faith and cling to Jesus and walk in His footsteps...because He went to the cross for you and for me...for the sin of all mankind! Communion was led by Earl Sweitzer and Martha Hill as Pastor John played guitar and sang “Near the Cross” followed by Earl leading the offertory and all singing the “Doxology”. Services are held every Sunday at 9 a.m. and all are welcome to hear the word of the Lord. But as it is written, eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which ;God hath prepared for them that love Him. 1 Corinthians 2:9

Madison United Methodist

Rev. Bonnie Sudsberry

Grace United Methodist, Madison, Mo held worship service, Sunday, Oct. 7, which was 4-H Sunday and Holy Communion. Pastor Bonnie Sudsberry gave the message, “Community,” based on James 5: 12-20. She also gave the Children’s Little Sermon, “Friends.” For the special the 4-H President, Megan Clampitt, led the 4-H Club members in the 4-H Pledge. Monday, Oct. 15, the Adult Bible Study meets at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14 all Festival of Sharing kits should be turned in. Sunday, Oct. 14 is our Fellowship Dinner at 11:45 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20 the youth are going to Festival of Sharing to work in that mission. Saturday, Oct. 27 is the Youth Bake Sale 8 a.m. at the 4-Way Stop. Saturday, Oct. 27 is the church Wiener roast and Hayride 6 p.m. The youth will be selling two-year pocket calendars in October.

Granville Christian Church

Pastor Fran Schnarre

Granville Christian Church observed World Communion Sunday this week. Pastor Fran is making plans to take youth to the Festival of Sharing youth event October 19-20 in Sedalia. We will be taking Family Food Packs and Paper Kits to be distributed to food banks across Missouri. The food packs consist of 3 cans vegetables, 3 cans fruit, 1 can pasta sauce, 1 lb pasta, 3 cans tuna, 1 can Spam, 1 jar peanut butter and 3 packages of macaroni and cheese. These should be placed in a sturdy box. We are also taking paper kits consisting of 3 packages of 4 double rolls of toilet paper; 2 rolls good quality paper towels; and 2 large boxes of tissue. These should be placed in a tall kitchen garbage bag. We are also thinking about a youth work camp mission trip next summer. Our annual Halloween party will be the evening of Oct.27. We are still seeking names of soldiers in the combat zone in order to send a care package. Please forward names to Brenda Coffman. Find a sense of peace in our informal worship service. We worship together on the first, third and fifth Sundays of the month at 11 a.m. (Upcoming dates: Oct. 21, Nov. 4 and 18). Sunday School for all ages is held every Sunday at 10 a.m.

Bethel Baptist Church

Pastor Russell Birge

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

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Paris First Baptist Church

Pr. Wesley Hammond

Morning worship began with worshipful and musical praises. Young people from the 4-H were welcomed as visitors. Announcements: Wednesday, Oct. 10, Our Father’s Closet, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., a mission project has been established for senior citizens living in the Senior Housing – 48 units. Several of the needs for this project are canned goods: meat – meatballs, salmon, tamales, chicken and dumplings, and canned ham; canned fruit – peaches and pears and canned soup or gumbo. Other food items are Mac and Cheese, boxed plain pastas, peanut butter and crackers. Barbara Stewart announced that anyone wanting to donate a stuffed toy for the GA project has until Friday, Oct. 12, at 3 p.m., to get the toy to the church. The toys will be taken to the GA camp which is Friday, Oct. 12 and 13, at Chillicothe. They will be given to emergency response teams to distribute to children in crisis. Cheryl Bright announced the Teen Girls Retreat for 9th -12th grade girls on Friday, Oct. 12 – 14, at Cedar Crest Camp – fee $40.00. Missouri Baptist convention is from Oct. 29 until 31; Lindsey Mitchell announced that help is needed for the Trunk or Treat on Wednesday, Oct. 31, for food and treat bag preparation. Friday, Nov. 16, Hannibal La Grange University 71st Booster Banquet, meal served at 7 p.m. General Admission is $60.00 each. Reverend Wesley Hammond’s sermon was entitled, “Life Together: The Peace of the Messiah” from Colossians 3:15. All those whose lives have been touched by Christ, though living in this world, should reflect a difference from worldly aspirations. In Verse 15, Paul says, “Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts.” Jesus sent us the comforter, the Holy Spirit. We can deceive ourselves with a “peace” in our life that tells us that things of a sinful nature are acceptable. The Peace of God should line up with the scripture. We should also be thankful. The Celebration of the Lord’s Supper was observed and special music, (vocal and piano), “Redeemer”, was provided by Brenda Ensor.

Mt. Airy Baptist Church

Pastor Robt. Cavanaugh

On Sunday, Oct. 7, 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 Sunday School Attendance Drive has started with high attendance day on Oct. 28. Remember Wednesday, Oct. 10 is the deadline to be registered to vote in November and it is the Christians duty to vote God’s Word and will. Oct. 13 is Men’s Breakfast at 8:30 a.m., and a wiener roast and hay ride is planned for Saturday, Oct. 27, at 5 p.m. There will be a community wide prayer service for the nation at the old school auditorium by city hall on Thursday, Oct. 25, at 7 p.m. and all are invited to attend. This week’s message was titled “Faithfulness to Christ” and came from 2 Timothy 1:6-12. Paul knew persecution was coming to Christianity and he would not be around to help others through it. Paul tells Timothy to guard against being ashamed of Christ in your life. To do this Timothy needed to stir up the divine gift God had given him; which all get at the new birth. Live in the resources of power, love, and sound mind that God has provided to Christians. Accept the persecution that is coming and remember your calling from you God. Paul did not tell Timothy or us today to do anything he did not already do in his life. Paul paid the price of suffering for Christ because he saw the power and love move in his life when suffering.

Paris Full Gospel Fellowship

Pastor Terry Davison

For Sunday, Oct. 7, much of our teaching focused on the application of time in regard to both life and ministry. Ecclesiastes three, verse one teaches us that: “To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven...” everything that man does should serve a heavenly purpose. We know that what we do in and with our time is limited in scope and magnitude, being temporary at best. We must make the best use of the time God gives us: asking an accounting of ourselves in the endeavors of life, considering that which is past, that which is present, and that which is to come. Simply put, we are each given a specific time to be productive and of service to God and man. God has no need of time, for as we learn in verse fourteen, “I know that whatever God does, it shall be forever.” One moment of God’s time is more than a lifetime to us. There is however a decision we can make that will forever have an effect on us: the decision to accept Jesus Christ as our personal Lord and Savior. Once we take that step, the meaning of time will change forever.

Paris Presbyterian Church

Pastor John Grimmett

The Paris Presbyterian Church held worship service on Sunday, Oct. 7. This Sunday was communion Sunday. The ushers were Albert Sinkclear, Ed Bordeleau, and Jerry Crigler. Robbie Turner served as the organist. She led the congregation into worship with, “His Name is Wonderful.” Pastor John Grimmett led the congregation in a unison prayer. He gave the welcome and announcements and asked for prayer concern and celebrations. Pastor John Grimmett led the congregation in the pastoral prayer and The Lord’s Prayer. Pastor John Grimmett gave the message entitled, “The Best is Yet to Come.” The message was based on the scripture reading from 1 Corinthians 2:9. Pastor John Grimmett performed the special music piece. The closing hymn was, “Hear the Good News.” Robbie Turner led the congregation out of worship service with, “Give Me That Old Time Religion.” The Paris Presbyterian Church will have worship service next Sunday, Oct. 14. Adult Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m., Kids Sunday school at 10: am, followed by worship service at 10:45 a.m. Anyone is welcome to attend. Announcements: Wednesdays, Kids group 3:30 p.m., Youth group 5 p.m., Adult Choir 7 p.m.

Madison Baptist Church

Pastor Mike Forte

Madison Baptist Church welcomes you to attend Sunday school and worship service. Sunday School for all age groups starts at 10 a.m., followed by Sunday morning Services led by Pastor Mike Forte beginning at 11 a.m. Sunday Evening services begin at 6 p.m. Evening services are Youth Driven and youth led but open to all ages. Featuring Christian contemporary/ rock. Youth Group Meets Thursdays at 5 p.m. For more information or prayer request contact Pastor Mike at 573683-7928 For a ride contact Debbie Ratley 573-915-8114 or 660-291-4243

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Paris Patriots celebrate the beginning of 4-H week

Paris Patriots 4-H Week Activities...

(Left) Members of the Paris Patriots 4-H Club attend services at the Paris United Methodist Church to celebrate 4-H Sunday. First row - Hannah Mitchell. Second row - Charles Robertson, Makayla Hayes, Payton Gruber, Hannah Bartels, Amber Chapman, Robyn Batsell. Third row - Abagail Robertson, Aidan Mitchell, Russ Mitchell, Pastor Linn Donnelly, Rachel Batsell and leader Kim Mitchell. (Right) The Paris Patriots decorated their window at Grandma’s Attic to promote 4-H week. Sitting - Makayla Hayes, Charles Robertson, Aidan Mitchell, Abagail Robertson and Payton Gruber. Standing - Hannah Mitchell, Hannah Bartels, Rachel Batsell, Amber Chapman, Robyn Batsell and Russ Mitchell. SUBMITTED PHOTOS

Monroe County FSA announces ECP approved

Monroe County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Tony Francis, announced that the Emergency Conservation Program (ECP) has been approved for Monroe County. ECP provides cost-share assistance for livestock water in areas impacted by severe drought for those producers who have had a sufficient water source, however now due to the drought conditions are without livestock water or are nearly without a reliable water source. “Livestock producers who are facing a critical need for water may be eligible to receive financial assistance through FSA,” Francis said. “ECP can help with connecting to other water sources, drilling wells, but the most important thing is that interested producers talk to the office prior to taking any action.” Francis noted that the ECP program is not designed to be a water distribution program to enhance rotational grazing systems or supply water to other corral/holding pen systems. “This is strictly an emergency need program where producers who are facing a liquidation situation or removal to another location may be eligible for assistance,” said Francis. ECP provides financial assistance for up to 75 percent of the cost to implement approved temporary emergency practices; i.e.

water pumping from another water source or spring development and up to 50 percent of permanent practice installation; i.e. running a water line from a previously installed rural water meter and installing a hydrant and/or tank or potentially digging or deepening a well if that alternative proves to be the most cost efficient way to get water to the farm in need. Appli-

cations will be accepted Oct. 15 through Nov. 16. At present, although Monroe County is approved for the program, there has been no allocation of funding from Washington in order to pay approved producers once their work is completed according to Francis. Producers must submit their requests for ECP assistance to FSA

prior to beginning any work. Completing any action, such as well drilling, before submitting an ECP request could result in forfeiture of program eligibility. For more information on the Emergency Conservation Program, or information on drought assistance, call the Monroe County FSA office at 660-327-4137 or visit

Florida cemetery walk, Saturday, Oct. 6, deemed a huge success

Paris Patriots donates to Jacquie Barn Fund... Russ Mitchell, from the Paris Patriots 4-H Club donates $1,000 to Jacquie’s Barn fund from their club ham sale at the Monroe County Fair to Mary Beth Mitchell. SUBMITTED PHOTO

The Florida Cemetery walk on Saturday, Oct. 6 was a big success with around 100 people turning out. It was a cold brisk day but this did not slow the enthusiasm. Nine re-enacters participated depicting the famous and not-so-famous Florida Cemetery residents. These included: center, Annette Carmean depicting Eliza Scott Damrell, left, Karen Conley depicting Eliza Johnson and right, Robbie and Julia Painter depicting their ancestors Mr and Mrs George Painter.

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Gertrude Lavera Gertrude Lavera was born July 10, 1911 and died, March 19, 2012. A small memorial was conducted here on March 20, at her church here in Littleton so that friends, children, grand and great-grand children and her P.E.O. Chapter could have closure. Gertrude Lavera was born, July 10, 1911, the fourth of 10 children, to Daniel William Abraham Aufranc and Mary Johanna, (nee Carl) Aufranc, in a two-story white framed farm house just off a muddy road #63 in Callaway County, Missouri. The home looked up at the Missouri State Capitol built high on a limestone cliff overlooking the Missouri river bottom. The land was DW and Mary’s to raise corn and alfalfa to feed and/or sell at market. They also raised some livestock, chickens and goats. Mary had a 6th grade education and DW, a 2nd grade. Mary taught DW the skills in math and reading to allow him to build a solid living off of the land. Gertrude would frequently mention she had a happy childhood and was raised by loving parents. When Mary’s mother, Fredericka Louise nee Bruening died, her family left an estate to her only child her that allowed the family to move closer to the state university and add acreage to a new farm. She was in her 7th pregnancy, when the family moved to, Deer Park, just 7 miles south of Columbia, located in Boone County. Both parents were determined to make a college degree available for each child who wanted to take their studies that far. Gertrude attended her grade school years in a one room schoolhouse just across of the gravel entrance to their farm. She then spent weekday nights at an aunt’s home in Columbia until her high school graduation from Hickman High School in 1928. Af-

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ter the flu pandemic of the 19151918 and the then current outbreak of malaria and polio; she decided to attend the new College of Nursing at Missouri University because it was free. After graduation, she accepted a grant to Peabody State Teachers College at Vanderbilt in Nashville, Tenn., to earn a Masters in Public Health Education in 1934. She then worked in St. Louis as a surgical nurse at Barnes Hospital for a year before accepting a public health nursing position to serve the childhood victims of polio. The state trained her to fly a Cessna Aircraft that she used regularly to serve the children on the farms in the remote farmsteads in the Lake of the Ozarks. Two years later, she accepted an promotion offer from the Iowa Pubic Health division in Iowa City to visit the remote farms in that state. On her 90th birthday, her son and spouse arranged a 45 minute glider fly over of Boulder and the Denver area. She deplaned and never touched the ground until she reached the car! In the past year the October, 2011 issue of the MU Sinclair College of Nursing featured Gertrude and her many years of service to her communities. While living in Iowa City, she became reacquainted to Carl Dawson through her brother, Clarance while both worked for the state department of agriculture. She had known Carl while they were undergraduates. Still paying off her student loans, she delayed a proposal of marriage until mid-June, 1941. She and Joseph Carl married, June 29, 1941 and made a two bedroom home in Midland, Mich., where J Carl had a job with Dow Chemical. Gertrude gave birth to her first child, a daughter, Betty Jean, December 26, 1942. Jeannie quickly became her family name. A son; James Carl was born, Mother’s Day, May 11, 1944. He became, Jimmy. Then, on September 7, 1948, little Joan Kay completed the family circle. Both parents had spent much time dreaming and strategizing on building a business of their own. J Carl already had patents pending for fumigants that he had been able to gel, thus making them products that would go from a solid state to a gas where it was applied. Application equipment patents were quickly being designed to apply the product(s). So they packed up and moved to Florissant, bought a small home and began the steps to build the fumigation business they wanted to offer the grain businesses of the Midwest. After Joan was born, the little home was bursting at the seams, so a move further into the city to Ferguson, allowed them to stretch out in a two story 4 bedroom home. Gertrude involved herself in the local school district as additional RN nurses were needed to apply the new polio vaccine. She became

active in her children PTA groups. She started to refine her skills in Tournament Bridge and became a member of the P.E.O. sisterhood and all the time attending and document material for their two businesses. She also qualified as a realtor. As the children moved through school and on to college, they reduced their living space to apartments. Jean’s BS was in Hotel and Restaurant Management and what now is known as human resources. In June of Jean’s graduation, she married Dick Husted, a high school classmate. They raised 4 children; Robert Rex, David Dawson, James Richard and Elizabeth Jean. Jim was awarded a BS degree in Business. Jim and Pam‘s son Joe was awarded a business degree from University of Northern Colorado at Greeley and now lives in Boulder, Colo. Joan completed her college studies in education at MU and met her husband. He then earned a law degree and they moved to Bettendorf, Iowa. Ken’s career was to be with John Deere; and he just recently retired. Their elder son, Chad is married to Stacy and they have a son and daughter and are expecting their 3rd child in March, 2013. Joan and Ken’s younger son, David Dawson Huhn is studying architecture in Savannah, Ga. J Carl died at Lake Chipala, Mexico, Jan. 13, 1973. Gertrude remained in their retirement home in Las Cruses, N.M., for 15 months then moved to Rancho Bernardo, Calif. Two of her brothers who were retired doctors were spending the winters there and Gertrude joined the two couples for outings, golfed with the wives, joined a P.E.O. chapter there with one of the sister-in-laws and was active in the local Presbyterian Church. Her oldest brother died about 18 months after she moved there. Then his widow and Gertrude started to roam the worldPanama Canal, Alaska, England, and Hawaii. She was about to celebrated her 75th birthday when she decided to move closer to her elder daughter in Littleton, Colo. She built a ranch home in the Ken Caryl community, about ½ mile from Jeannie, Dick and their four children, Jim and Pam was also close and at that time had a son, toddler Joseph (Joey) Patrick to enjoy. Gertrude spent 15 years in that home before understanding

that a retirement community would be better. She eventually arrived at the Life Care of America, in Littleton, Colo. So she was still close to some of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She joined her daughter’s P.E.O. Chapter GZ in Littleton and just last year received her fifty year member recognition pen. Gertrude died peaceably Monday morning, March 19, 2012 at the age of 100 ½. Her death leaves behind one sister, Dorothy, two sisters-inlaw Helen and Bonnie and numerous nieces and nephews plus her three children, Jean, Jim and Joan and their spouses, Dick, Pam, and Ken. Dick and Jean have Robert Rex, David Dawson, James Richard and Elizabeth Jean Husted, (and their children’s spouses: Leslie, Addison Ann, Jennifer Suzanne, and Scott Brian). Jim and Pam have a son, Joseph Patrick Dawson Joan and Ken have Chad Abraham and spouse, Stacy. Her great grandchildren are, Evan David, William Richard, Samuel James, Grace Elizabeth, Sophie Mabel, Greta Lynn, Alexander Preston, Emily Grace, Kathryn Renée, Cole Joshua Robert, Benjamin James Abigail Ann Husted, Cole Dawson McGinn, Dillon Scott McGinn and Drew Samuel McGinn. Her family truly believes an angel raised us. Our parents were part of that Great Generation that Tom Brokaw stated. May we perpetuate the love, values, service, and religious walk and be productive citizens to our country. The family will scatter her ashes on the burial plot designed for her and her husband, Joseph Carl. Accommodations are pending if the weather is not conducive to a graveside gathering. Gertrude is preceded in death by her parents, DW and Mary, her husband, Joseph Carl and siblings; William Henry, Ethel May, Otto Elmo, Clarance, Emmett, Evalyn, Curtis and Mary Jo., niece Peggy, nephews James and Otto.


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Tools For Safe Teen Driving By Nancy Baca, State Farm® Agent

October is National Teen Safe Driving month. To help teen drivers and their parents, State Farm this week is making available academically-based interactive teen driver training tool equipping parents to be more engaged in teaching their teens to drive. The new tool, Road Trips™, is a web-based tool to help parents build practice drives, log progress and increase communication with their teen. Through this tool, parents receive tip sheets on critical driving skills in addition to three-minute tutorials on how to teach these skills. Parents also can track and log required parent-supervised driving hours, skills learned, and rate the driving performance of their teens. Another tool, Road Aware™ provides teens with a safe platform to develop and hone their hazard perception skills as drivers, without exposing them to crashes. Road Aware encourages deep processing by asking teens to visualize where hidden risks are located, rather than simply showing them the risk. This engagement increases the likelihood that these lessons will be transferred to long-term memory and practiced on the road. These tools and more are available on State Farm’s Teen Driver Safety website. The tools are free and available to anyone. You don’t have to be a State Farm customer to use them. I hope you’ll share these tools, and your experiences, with teen drivers you know to help them prepare for their journey. Be a role model to teens by practicing what you preach behind the wheel. Save travels! For more information about teen driver safety and tools for new drivers, visit

School Lunches... Continued from page 4 site whatsnew.htm. What are some concerns about the new rules? Complaints about the school lunch rules have been numerous and have included a humorous parody posted on YouTube. These complaints have ranged from not getting enough food to eat, not liking the food offered and being too expensive for school foodservice to manage. On the positive side, the new school lunch rules have encouraged school districts to team up with local chefs to upgrade their menus. The new rules have encouraged the food industry to offer more healthful, tasteful foods. Additionally, the new rules have introduced new healthful food choices to students that have not had that opportunity in the past. In fact, some school districts have reported an increase in meals consumed since the new changes. What can I do if my child refuses to eat the new school meals? First, ask your child if the problem is with the choice of foods being of-

fered or how the food is prepared. If the problem is with how the food is prepared, contact your school and see if changes can be made. Some school districts have cut back so much on their foodservice that they made need to hire extra help or current workers may need to have more training. If this is the case, there are resources that can help school. If your child dislikes the food choices of more fruits, vegetables, and whole grain products, then you may need to discuss with your child the health benefits of eating these foods. Anytime changes are made to something as personal as our food choices, it causes controversy. The new school meal requirements are no exception. While we may not be happy with some of the food choices, let’s not forget what the new requirements want to achieve. That is healthier children. For more information about nutrition and health, please contact your local University of Missouri Extension office.

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County Proclamation... Continued from front

Thursday, Oct. 4, signaled the start of great fall crappie fishing on Mark Twain Lake. Pictured are Terry Bethel, O’Fallon, and Mike Sheffield, Sr. owner of Elk Fork Campground. SUBMITTED PHOTO

James Monroe Chapter of DAR meets Sept. 20, will attend thank you luncheon

The James Monroe Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution of Paris, Missouri met at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 20, in the Roegge Room of the Dulany Library in Paris for their regular meeting. Those present included Regent Lola Worley, Parliamentarian Juanitta Turnbough, Recording Secretary Annette Azdell, Treasurer Dorothy Walser, Chaplain Carol Comstock, Chyerl Varvil, Jane Callis, and Mary Beth Mitchell. Guests at the meeting included former NE District Director Nancy Thomas from Moberly, prospective member Ginger Devine from Columbia, and Vera Seago. The opening rituals and singing of the Star Spangled Banner were led by Regent Worley with the help of Chaplain Comstock. Recording Secretary Azdell presented the minutes of the August meeting and the treasury report was given by Treasurer Walser. New 2012-2014 yearbooks were passed out and Walser continues to collect chapter dues. The chapter members Lola Worley, Juanitta Turnbough, Carol Comstock, Dorothy Walser, and Annette Azdell gave reports on the NE District Annual Meeting that was held in Bowling Green on Sept. 12. Annual Constitution Week celebrations were discussed with the ringing of bills across

America at 11 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 17. Carol Comstock, chairman of the American History committee, reported on other activities for the week and presented a copy of the booklet entitled The U.S. Constitution and Fascinating Facts About It to all members. Members were reminded that several chapter ladies will be attending the VA Home’s ‘thank you’ luncheon on Oct. 17 at the Elks’ Lodge in Mexico. Mary Beth Mitchell presented a program on the NSDAR Seimes Technology Center. Jane Callis furnished refreshments. The next meeting of the chapter will


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be Thursday, Oct. 18, at 5:30 p.m. MSSDAR Honorary State Regent and NSDAR Past Vice President General Sue Rodgers Vesser, originally from Paris but currently living in St. Louis, will present a program entitled “Men and Women of George Washington’s Military Intelligence Service.” Vesser has many relatives in the area and we look forward to them attending the meeting. Dorothy Walser will provide refreshments. Members are reminded to bring gloves, hats, and/or scarves for students of the Tamassee School that will be sent as soon as possible.

Creating a Weather Ready Nation: When Seconds Count Please join Jim Kramper, Warning Coordination Meteorologist, from the National Weather Service in St. Louis for a planning session to discuss the StormReady® Communities program as well as the new Impact Based Warning system currently being deployed in the Midwest. StormReady® is a nationwide program that helps communities better protect their citizens during severe weather from tornadoes and tsunamis. The program encourages communities to take a proactive approach to improving local hazardous weather operations.

Continued from front the address where the ballot is to be mailed and sign their name The last day for mailing out absentee ballots will be Wednesday, Oct. 31. The last day for voting absentee in the County Clerk’s Office is Monday, Nov. 5, until 5 p.m.


StormReady® provides emergency managers with clear-cut guidelines on how to improve their hazardous weather operations. This planning session will be held on Thursday Oct. 25, at the M.W. Boudreaux Memorial Visitor Center overlooking the Clarence Cannon Dam at Mark Twain Lake at 10 a.m., until noon. Many entities can become StormReady® including cities, counties, businesses, schools, and hospitals to mention a few. Come join us on Thursday Oct. 25, at 10 a.m., to find out what it takes to obtain tools and skills to become StormReady®. This planning session is being sponsored by the Mark Twain Regional Council of Governments office in Perry. If you have any questions please feel free to contact David Cheek at the Mark Twain Regional Council of Governments at 573-565-2203 or

effective breast cancer-fighting organization in the world, and is doing the most to help people with breast cancer today and works tirelessly to find cures to end the disease tomorrow. The Society has spent more on breast cancer research than on any other cancer, and has played an important part in many major breast cancer research breakthroughs in the past century, including demonstrating that mammography is an effective screening test for breast cancer, the development of tamoxifen and herceptin, and knowledge that genetics, poor diet, lack of exercise, and moderate drinking increase a person’s cancer risk. The Society also offers newly diagnosed women and those living with breast cancer a variety of programs and services to help them in their breast cancer experience. • The Reach to Recovery program helps newly diagnosed patients cope with their breast cancer experience. Reach to Recovery volunteers offer the unique understanding, support, and hope from the perspective of someone who has survived breast cancer. • The Look Good Feel Better program helps breast cancer patients manage the physical side

effects of treatment. Patients gain beauty techniques to help improve their self-esteem and quality of life, but also a sense of support, confidence, courage and community with other cancer patients in the program. • The Hope Lodge program offers patients and their caregivers free lodging for those receiving treatment far from home. • The Society offers free information to help with treatment decisions and access to its programs 24/7 through 1-800-227-2345 and The American Cancer Society’s affiliate advocacy organization, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action NetworkSM (ACS CAN), continues to fight back against breast cancer by working to increase funding for the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP) that provides low-income, uninsured and underinsured women access to mammograms and Pap tests. Current funding only enables the program to serve less than one in five eligible women ages 40 to 64 nationwide. ACS CAN encourages anyone touched by this disease to let Congress know that support for the NBCCEDP is important and

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Paris Elementary received a one time $1,000 grant from the Missouri Department of Conservation to participate in the Discover Nature School “Nature Unleashed” program. Elementary Teacher Marie Ebbesmeyer is implementing the program with all the fifth graders at Paris Elementary School. They were able to purchase thermometers, bug magnifiers and viewers, field guides and other various supplies with the grant money. The students will also be going on a field experience trip to

the Frank Russell Demonstration Area on Friday, Oct. 12 as part of this grant. The field trip portion of the grant is renewable each year. In this unit the students have been learning about Missouri ecosystems, specifically the forest, prairie, and pond. They have been observing and recording information from the outdoor classroom area as well as participating in a vari-

ety of nature games and activities. Many of the students have worked together to create bird feeders from recycled materials in an attempt to attract more birds to our schoolyard ecosystem. Their field trip will expose the students to the pond and prairie ecosystem where they can observe and identify plants and animals that they have discussed in class.

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Historical Society Annual Meeting

The Monroe County Historical Society’s annual dinner will be held at the Paris Senior Citizen’s Center, on Monday, Oct. 22, at 6:30 p.m. The program will be presented by Marjory Motley, the curator of the Centralia Historical Society Museum. She will speak on the events of the civil war in the area. The price of the dinner will be $10. If you plan to attend, please call the historical center at 660-327-1831 or Mary McCollum, at 660-327-4714 to sign up. Everyone welcome!

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Around The County... * Paris National Bank Cookie Sale... The Paris National Bank will have their annual cookie and snack sale every Friday in October. The baked sale begins at 9 a.m., in the bank lobby. Proceeds to benefit Monroe County Cancer Supporters. * Trunk or Treat at Paris First Baptist Church Oct. 31... Trunk or Treat will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 31. Come and enjoy the fun with decorated car trunks and food. Located between the Paris National Bank and the Paris First Baptist Church in the parking lot. Hope to see you there. *”Paris First Christian Church Lord’s Acre Sale Oct. 21... Paris First Christian Church will host their Annual Lord’s Acre Sale on Sunday, Oct. 21, noon - 2 p.m. Roast beef, mashed potatoes with gravy, green beans, rolls, drinks and homemade desserts will be served. Auction being at 1 p.m. * Ariel Church Annual Homecoming. Ariel Church of Ralls County, MO will hold its Annual Homecoming this Sunday, Oct. 14, beginning at 10:30 a.m. A special reading of the history of the church will be given by Betty McClintock with gospel music following. A carry-in lunch will be served. The small historic church is located southeast of Monroe City just off Highway A. Area residents are invited to come, bring a dish, and enjoy this Christian Fellowship. * Monroe County Democrat Meeting Oct. 23.. The Monroe County Democrat Club will meet on Tuesday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m., at the Paris Senior Nutrition Center for its annual fish fry and meeting. Cost for the meal is $11.00. The public is invited to attend. * Friends of the Library forming Oct. 15... Attention: All Friends of the Library! An organizational meeting for the formation of Friends of the Library for Paris’s Library will be held Monday, Oct. 15, 7 p.m., at the Paris Library Roegge Room, located in the basement. This group will promote activities that will provide the Paris Library with additional items and services. Everyone in the community is welcome. Mark you calendars: Monday, Oct. 15, 7 p.m., Library Basement. Refreshments served. * Halloween Parade Oct. 31... Xi Beta Xi Sorority announces the annual Halloween Parade to be held on Friday, Oct. 26, at 4 p.m. The parade will start at the west side of courthouse and continue through downtown. All area trick-or-treaters and merchants are welcome to participant. * Madison Blood Drive Oct. 22... Every season there is a reason to give blood and platelets. Around 44,000 units of blood are needed every day in the United States. Fall into the habit of regular donation. Locally, you may give blood on Monday, Oct. 22, from 2-6 p.m., at Madison Community Center, 115 S. Main, Madison. Sponsored by Madison Area Community Betterment Corporation.

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Defense has four players with double digit tackles

The Paris Coyotes played with heart versus Slater on their Homecoming night game. It was like a heavyweight fight – uppercut by Slater scores a 6-0 lead; body blows by Paris ties the score on a 39 yard Slater Stone romp knocking aside Wildcats like flies to pay dirt. Another blow to the midsection by Slater on a quarter ending long run puts them up 12-6. Paris answers early second quarter with a stinging quarterback keeper for 3-yards by Steven Hayhurst. After the Hayhurst kick Paris led for the first time 13-12. Slater answers with another drive and score to lead 20-13. Justin Wolfe answers with punishing runs culminating in a 3 yard run, nay run over Wildcats and Paris closed the gap 20-19 at the half. The third quarter or round was all Coyotes as their defense stiffened and their offense marched downfield with quarterback Steven Hayhurst faking right and running left behind a solid wall of blockers 25 yards for the Paris lead. Justin Wolfe plowed over players into the end zone for the two pointer and Paris led 27-20. Slater scored early fourth quarter but missed the kick and Paris never trailed again 27-26. Hayhurst took the ball in his hands and with Stone and Wolfe marched down the field (the Coyotes had a total

of 301 yards on the ground). Hayhurst then ended the scoring with a 32 yard run and with his PAT Paris took the final lead 34-26. Offensively, Hayhurst passed for 62 yards and rushed for 151 for over 210 yards of offense generated. Stone rushed for 92 yards and Wolfe added a 70 yard effort. Stone led the team in receiving with two grabs for 43 yards. Wolfe added three receptions for 19 yards. Defensively, Kole Berry led the team in tackles with 14 while Wolfe, Stone and Zac Baladenski each added double digit tackles. Laine Forest added to team leading interceptions with a pick and Hayhurst added two thefts while Wolfe had a fumble recovery. Scoring timeline Slater scores first on 17 yard run, 6-0 early first quarter. 39-yard Slater Stone touchdown run, PAT no good. Paris ties Slater 6-6 late first quarter. Slater scores on a 65-yard run at end of first quarter, Slater 12 Paris 6 Steven Hayhurst 3 yard TD run, Hayhurst PAT, Paris 13-12 over Slater, 7:16 left in half. Slater 27 yard touchdown run, 2-point conversion good 4:40 left in half Slater 20 Paris 13. Justin Wolfe 3 yard run for TD Kick no good Slater 20 Paris 19 less than a minute in half.

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Main Street Salon Open Monday - Saturday Walk-Ins Welcome

Seiders Insurance & Real Estate

112 W. Broadway, Madison 660-291-8080 1011 N. Morley, Moberly 660-263-1401

Thomas Motors

1125 W. Outer Road • Moberly, Mo. 660-263-4560 • Toll Free: 800-586-4560


Flower Shoppe, LLC Flowers & Gifts

Owner: Kerrie Heinecke 124 W. Caldwell, Paris 660-327-1129 • 800-586-5512

Paris Health Clinic

Joe T. Beahan, D.O. • Beth Sweeney, FNP, BC

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Justin Wolfe powers over for a three yard score for the Coyotes. APPEAL PHOTO Steven Hayhurst 25-yard quarterback keeper, Justin Wolfe 2 point conversion, Paris 27 Slater 20, 5:11 third quarter End of three quarters - Paris 27 Slater 20. Slater 2-yard QB sneak, kick no good, Paris 27 Slater 26, 10:00 left in game. Steven Hayhurst 32 yard touchdown run, Hayhurst kick is good. Paris 34 Slater 26, 6:55 left in game. Final: Paris Coyotes 34 Slater Wildcats 26 Statistics Passing: Steven Hayhurst 5 completions in 6 attempts for 62 yards. Receiving: Justin Wolfe 3 receptions for 19 yards, Slater Stone 2/43. Rushing: Hayhurst 17 carries for 151 yards (8.88 yards per run average), Wolfe 12/70, Stone 20/92.

Defensive Statistics Tackles: Chance Wheelan 3, Hayhurst 5, Laine Forest 1, Wolfe 10 (2 for a loss), Trae Hammond 6, Stone 10 (3 for a loss), Lawrence Parrott 2 (1 for a loss), Corey Court 2 (1 for a loss), Zac Baladenski 10 (3 for a loss), Dylan Langerud 1, Brady Lehenbauer 1, John DeOrnellis 5 (2 for a loss), Kole Berry 14 (2 for a loss). Interceptions: Forrest 1, Hayhurst 2. Fumble Recoveries: Wolfe 1. The Coyotes travel to Marceline this Friday, Oct. 12 with kickoff set for 7 p.m. Oct. 19 is Senior Night versus Salisbury. The result of the last game will set the district result for game 10. Currently, Paris is in fifth place in the district standings and if the season ended today would travel to Schuyler County for their 10th game.

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Crop Production Services

(Above) Zac Baladenski (67), Brody Lehenbauer (69) and John DeOrnellis (70) bear down on a Slater runner for a group tackle. (Below) Slater Stone fights for extra real estate after a big first down completion. APPEAL PHOTOS

Lonnie Wolfe, Manager


The Hunting Corner

Paris Family Medical Clinic

Extreme Hunting and Fishing Gear

Dr. Mary J. Crawford

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Jonesy’s Cafe,LLC

Cummins Recovery & Towing

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

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Steven Hayhurst picks up 32 yards of his 151 yards rushing in this 32 yard touchdown run with a run over a Slater defender on Hayhurst’s way to the end zone. APPEAL PHOTO

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

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2012 Paris Coyote Cheerleaders at Homecoming King/Prince Coronation. Left to right: First row - Mieko Williams, Dakota VanWinkle, Katelyn Breid, Kaylee Callison, Lauren Embree, Eva Charlick, Lexie Charlick, Chrisee Wheeler and Mayumi Williams. Second row - Rae Graupman, Leah Ensor, Gloria Breid, Katie Otto and 2012 Homecoming Princess Jill Nobis APPEAL PHOTO


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Madison edges Paris 3-0 in softball districts The Paris Lady Coyotes faced the Madison Lady Panthers in the first round of district action in Sturgeon on Wednesday, Oct. 3. Both pitchers, Kayla Langerud and Angela Purdy were strong on the mound with double-digit strikeouts for the contest. Langerud gave up a three spot in the first inning and after a second inning Jessica Stoebe single set down the next 17 Madison batters. She also struck out 11 Lady Panthers while Purdy punched put 12 Lady Coyotes and only allowed five Lady Coyote base runners. In the first and pivotal inning, Jessica Stoebe stroked a single to center. Samantha LeGrand and Angela Purdy walked to load the bases. Jami Westfaul ripped a single to right and Stoebe scored the only run the Lady Panthers would need. Allie Dunkin followed with a liner than fell over the second baseman’s head and plated two runs for a 3-0 Madison lead. Dede Bounds and Josey Ball each had singles for the Lady Coyotes. “I can’t say enough about how tough our girls were this year,”

said Coach Bryant Jones. “When we started this season in August we knew we would have our work cut out for us. Early in the season we were not a very good team. We weren’t very good with our decision-making and didn’t make any plays on defense for our pitcher. As the season progressed the girls just kept working. We got beat up pretty good early in the season by some really good teams. It would have been easy to just be content with who we were and play out the season. But, the girls didn’t do that. They had great attitudes and a great work ethic all season. We ended the season playing our best ball, we won five of our last 6 games going into districts and beat a really good Paris team in the opening round 3-0. I wish we could have found a way to win Thursday night. Silex is one of the best teams in the state; they were 17-1 coming into districts. For our girls to be able to compete with them (lost 5-0), and make them beat us, instead of giving away runs is a really nice accomplishment for us.”

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(Top) 2012 Madison Lady Panthers Softball team, left to right: First row - Samantha LeGrand, Bridget Hancock, Jessica Stoebe, Niki Sims, Hanna Grimsley and Angela Purdy. Second row - Coach Bryant Jones, Breanna Hancock, Lindsey Hendren, Katie Youse, Krystal Sanders, Jami Westfaul, Brandy Mauzey, Jenna Stoebe, Allie Dunkin, Hannah Deaver and Assistant Coach Lexa Brooks. (Bottom left) Lady Panthers All Conference Pitcher Angela Purdy, right, and catcher Allie Dunkin. (Right) Paris Lady Coyotes All Conference players, left to right, Haley Fredrick, Kayla Langerud and Payton Gruber. Gruber and Langerud made first team All Conference and Fredrick was All Conference Honorable Mention. APPEAL PHOTOS

Golfer Shelby DeTienne advances to state play

Paris FFA Trap Team has highly successful trap shooting season

State bound Lady Coyote golfer Shelby DeTienne pops a ball out of the rough for another par. DeTienne qualified at Sectionals to play in the state tournament. APPEAL PHOTO

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Look for Madison Junior High Basketball in next week’s Monroe County Appeal

Members of the Paris FFA Trap Team, left to right, Austin Nordwald, John DeOrnellis, Brett Mason, Laine Forrest and Zane Crigler. SUBMITTED PHOTO Last Saturday, Oct. 6, the Paris Crigler, Forrest 1st 25 Straight FFA Trap team traveled to the 63 Individual Highlights 5th Team Average on Year (19.09) Gun Club for the NE District FFA Brett Mason Jacob Pease Trap Shoot. They team broke a 4th High Individual Districts 6th High Average on Year (17.18) 446/ 500, this put an end to a very (98/100) Jake Peak successful season. 1st High Individual Area (50/50) 1st 25 Straight Team Highlights for 2012 1st High Individual Madison 7th High Average on Year (16.30) 1st Place Area IV FFA Shoot (49/50) Winner of CZ 12 Gauge Other Shooter includes: Jacob (215/250) – Brett Mason, John De- Shot gun Burney, DeDe Bounds, Meaghan Ornellis, Austin Nordwald, Zane 1st High Individual Paris (47/50) Dye, Chrisee Wheeler, Audrey Crigler, Jacob Bernie 2nd High Individual Elsberry Vitt, Makayla Hagenhoff 1st Place Centralia FFA Trap (95/100) Shoot - Cedar Creek / Columbia 1st High Team Average on Year (210/250) (23.48) Mason, DeOrnellis, Nordwald, John DeOrnellis Crigler, Laine Forrest 4th High Individual Area IV 1st Place Paris FFA Trap Shoot (45/50) (213/250) 2nd High Team Average on Year Mason, DeOrnellis, Nordwald, (21.82) Crigler, Forrest Austin Nordwald 2nd Place Silex/Elsberry Trap 5th High Individual Area IV Shoot- Katonka (424/500) (44/50) Mason, Peak, Nordwald, Crigler, 3rd High Team Average on the Forrest Year (21.75) 9th State Fall Classic – Linn Zane Crigler Creek (430/500) 4th Team Average on year (20.31) Mason, DeOrnellis, Nordwald, Laine Forrest

Join us for the annual Paris FFA Labor Auction. Buy an FFA student for eight hours of work anytime you want. Tuesday, Oct. 16

Paris Agriculture Building

Dinner - 6 p.m. • Auction - 7 p.m. Greenhand and Chapter Degree Ceremony - 6:30 p.m.

Dinner: Chili, Ham and Beans, Corn Bread, Desserts, Tea and Lemonade Contact Mr. Bondy at (660) 676-6107 for more information

Congratulations Paris FFA Trap Shooters on a great season of shooting!

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Saturday, Oct. 20 • 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21 • 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Folklife features artists, artisans, and craftsmen demonstrating and selling historic crafts, traditional arts, fine arts and crafts, street musicians playing traditional tunes, food cooked on wood stoves, cider fresh from the apple press, a children’s area and a warm atmosphere for everyone. The 1800’s themed festival has been voted Favorite Festival in the area, consistently draws thousands of visitors from the Midwest region, and hosts over 100 exhibitors. A great time to be in Hannibal!

Tri-State’s LARGEST

Clock Shop! NEWLY ARRIVED! Howard Miller TAMBOUR 8-Day Key Wound Mantel Clocks

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Heirloom Quality

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2012 Homecoming

(Above) 2012 Paris R-II Coyote Homecoming King Chance Wheelan, right, and 2012 Homecoming Prince Kole Berry. (Top left) Queen Candidate Nicole Burke and King Candidate Trae Hammond. (Top right) Queen Candidate Shelby DeTienne and King Candidate Steven Hayhurst. (Bottom left) Queen Candidate Payton Gruber and King Candidate Justin Wolfe. (Bottom right) 2012 Homecoming King Chance Wheelan and 2012 Homecoming Queen Shelby Dickey. APPEAL PHOTOS

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2012 Paris R-II Homecoming Coronation...

2012 Homecoming

(Top left) Queen Candidate Nicole Burke and father Kenneth Burke. (Top Center) Queen Candidate Payton Gruber and father Dallas Gruber. (Top right) Queen Candidate Shelby Dickey and father Jeff Dickey. (Center top left) Queen Candidate Shelby DeTienne with parents Dean and Rhonda DeTienne. (Center bottom) 2011 Queen Kayla Popkes, 2012 Queen Shelby Dickey and 2012 Princess Jill Nobis. (Center) Attendants Mairyn Kinnaman and Mason Edwards, 2011 Queen Kayla Popkes and 2012 King Rob Bounds. (Center right) Princess Candidate Abbie Wheelan, left, and Princess Candidate Courtney Dickey. (Bottom left) The Dickey family, left to right, Jeff Dickey, Courtney Dickey, 2012 Homecoming Queen Shelby Dickey and Mary Dickey. APPEAL PHOTOS

2012 Paris R-II Homecoming...

Members of the 2012 Paris Coyote Cheerleaders, left to right, Gloria Breid, Leah Ensor, Lexie Charlick and Eva Charlick. APPEAL PHOTO

Space for Paris High School Homecoming 2012 was graciously provided by the following advertisers: Alliant Bank Collector Anita Dunkle City of Paris Claim Care Crop Production Service Cummins Recovery and Towing Sheriff David Hoffman Great Central Lumber Glen’s T.V. & Satellite Grandma’s Attic Hayhurst Real Estate The Blossom Barn jacs restaurant Hickman’s IGA Hometown Connection Johannaber Plumbing

J & C Statuatory Jonsey’s Cafe, LLC Judge Micheal Wilson Kendrick Insurance, LLC Kinkead Pharmacy Main Street Salon MCS Copier Service Monroe County Commissioners Assessor Judy Harmon Main Street Salon MCS Copier Service Meyer Implement Company MFA Oil & Propane Miller Resident Care Monroe County COOP Monroe Manor

Paris Equipment Paris Health Clinic Paris Family Medical Paris Hardware & Supply The Paris National Bank Paris Pharmacy Northeast Region Medical Paris Vet Clinic Putnam Tire & Storage Senior Citizens’ Center Seiders Insurance Shelter Insurance Southern Belle Thomas Motors Wheeler Auctions


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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.


HAYHURST REAL ESTATE 23815 Hwy 24 West • Paris, MO

162 acres in Chariton County - combination farm with timber, pasture, and tillable ground. 4 stocked ponds. $275,000 6 acres near Mark Twain Lake just off Route J near the Cannon Dam with water and electric $3,250 per acre. 149 acres in Grundy County with 110 acres tillable, Route Y frontage $3,250 per acre

Mark Twain Lake Area • Farms • Residental • Hunting

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Aluminum Cans (In 13 Gal. Bags or Larger) 55¢ Per lb.

100 lb - 60¢ Per lb. 250 lb - 65¢ Per lb.


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

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

DAY CARE DAYCARE OPENINGS: Two openings available in my home in Madison. I have over 28 years experience and can provide excellent references. Accepting ages newborn and up. $65/weekly. Call 573-9158114....................................40-1t


Hwy. 24 West • Moberly

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

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

SERVICES Little Rick’s Plumbing

Plumbing • Heating Cooling • Electrical Work Call Little Rick Heitmeyer

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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)


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

WANTED FARMLAND WANTED TO RENT: Motivated top producing family farming operation will pay top price for good farmland in Monroe and surrounding counties. Call 573-7213262.................................38-11t


This dog came to Elk Fork Campground several weeks ago. Smart loving dog needs a good home. Call 660-651-9431

THANK YOU The family of Virginia Thomas would like to express our sincere appreciation and gratitude to our family and friends for the many acts of kindness, prayers, flowers, wonderful food and memorial monies you donated in memory of our mother. To Jim Reinhard, we appreciate your kindness, and to David Holmes, the service you provided was very comforting. Thanks to the Madison Christian Church and the community for providing a wonderful luncheon! Most of all, thank you for your support and for being there for us. We will always be grateful for all you did! Douglas & Gay Thomas • David & Karen Thomas Janet & Mel Holdeman • Donald & Judy Thomas Ronald & Gail Thomas


After Hour or Weekend Utility Outages Call 660-327-5175 or Monroe County Sheriff’s Office 660-327-4060

BUILDING FOR SALE: 227 N. Main St., Paris. New AC/Heat new subfloor in back 24’x30’ garage. $12,000. (573) 721-1513, leave message....................41-2t VET SUPPLIES: 10% OFF all in stock ear tags, tagging supplies and vet supplies (OB Chain and Handle, nylon and metal syringes, pill syringes, calf bolus ............................................41-3t

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PUBLIC NOTICE POST OFFICE COMMUNITY MEETING HOLLIDAY POST OFFICE Wednesday, Oct. 24, 3 p.m. Holliday Christian Church 108 Main St., Holliday, MO 65258

HELP WANTED GULLY TRANSPORTATION CDL A - 1 Year Exp w/ Haz Mat. Regional Positions and Tank Positions! Home Weekends!! Competitive Pay & Benefit Package + Yearly Bonus! Call Andrew! 800-566-8960. Pulling for America with Professional Pride! ...........................................41-2t

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


The Postal Service will hold a meeting to answer questions and provide additional information about POST Plan. At the meeting, local management will share the results of the survey and answer questions. Although survey results will be known and shared, the Postal Service will not make a final decision regarding this office until after the public meeting. This will enable the Postal Service to obtain all community input and opinions, from both the surveys and the meeting before making a final decision. Below are the options that the Postal Service is considering. If you did not receive a survey and would like to fill one out, surveys are available at the counter. 1. Keep the office open, based on actual office workload. In the case of HOLLIDAY PO, hours would be reduced from 6.75 hours each weekday to 4 hours per weekday. Current Saturday hours will not change as a result of POST Plan and access to your delivery receptacles will not be impacted by POST Plan. 2. Conduct a discontinuance study for the office and offer roadside mailbox delivery. Retail and delivery service would be provided through a rural carrier. Mail delivery points will be established and customers can purchase most postal services through the carrier or other alternate access points. 3. Conduct a discontinuance study for the office and find a suitable alternative location operated by a contractor, usually at a local business. When businesses are found that meet the criteria, these establishments are contracted through the U.S. Postal Service and offer stamps and flat rate products with service hours generally more expansive than what the local Post Office will be able to offer. 4. Conduct a discontinuance study for the office and provide P.O. Box service via another nearby Post Office and relocate P.O. Box delivery to that Post Office.



IN RE: Isaac R. Wilkerson and Jessica A. Jones each a single person Trustee’s Sale: For default in payment of debt and performance of obligation secured by Deed of Trust executed by Isaac R. Wilkerson and Jessica A. Jones each a single person dated March 25, 1998 and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of Monroe County, Missouri in Book 277, Page 1656 the undersigned Successor Trustee, at the request of the legal holder of said Note will on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., (at the specific time of 2:05 p.m.), 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: LOT SIX (6) IN BLOCK SEVENTEEN (17) IN THE ORIGINAL TOWN, NOW CITY OF MONROE, MONROE COUNTY, MISSOURI. SUBJECT TO STREETS, ALLEYS, PASSWAYS AND EASEMENTS AS NOW OF RECORD. to satisfy said debt and cost. MILLSAP & SINGER, P.C., Successor Trustee 612 Spirit Drive

St. Louis, MO 63005 (636) 537-0110 File No: 145378.101712.291997 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: September 20, 27, October 4 and 11,2012

Appeal deadline for News and Advertising is 4 p.m. Monday

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Obituaries ✝ Virginia Fern Robertson


Virginia Robertson, age 93, of Shelbina, passed away Friday, Sept. 28, at 9:10 pm, at Salt River Community Care in Shelbina. She was born March 11, 1919, in Shelbina, the daughter of Joseph and Addie Mary Layten Fisher. On July 17, 1943, she was united in marriage to Furnish Robertson at Paris. He preceded her in death on Feb. 12, 1968. Virginia is survived by her brother Cecil Fisher and wife Lena Margaret Fisher of Shelbina; one niece: Janet Fisher Klocke and husband Randy of Ewing, two nephews: Dennis Fisher of Shelbina, and Billy Fisher and wife Sue of Lentner; two great-nephews Tim Fisher of Shelbina, and Shad Fisher and wife Christie of Lentner; one great-great niece Ashlyn Fisher; and special Friends; Audra, Baylee, and Braxton Lanpher. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one infant daughter Mary Jane Robertson; one sister Florence Stepp, one brother Joe W. Fisher, and one niece Betty Johnson. Virginia attended the Spencer Chapel Rural School and was a member of the Shelbina Methodist Church. Virginia helped her husband on the farm. She enjoyed needle work, quilting, her flower garden, especially her roses, but most of all spending time with special friends and family. Funeral services were held at the Greening-Eagan-Hayes Funeral Home in Shelbina, on Tuesday, Oct. 2, at 10 a.m., burial followed at the Shelbina Cemetery. Visita-

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tion was held from 6-8 p.m., on Monday, Oct. 1, at the Funeral Home in Shelbina. Memorials may be made to the Shelbina Cemetery or the Donor’s Choice.

Joyce Ann Milam


Joyce Ann Milam, 67 of West Plains, passed away at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains on Monday, Sept 24. Joyce was born on April 4, 1945 to Robert Milam and Mary Frances Clark Milam. She is survived by her son Richard Roberts of Columbia. One brother, Butch (Patty) Landis, Santa Fe. One sister, Linda (Lonnie) Loutenschlager, Philadelphia, and several nieces and one nephew. She is also survived by her friend Ornal Collins of West Plains. Joyce was preceded in death by her parents and also her step-father Russell “Bill” Landis. She attended Poage and Bonsal elementary schools in Monroe County and graduated from Paris High School. She lived in Jefferson City for a number of years and for the past 20 years she has lived in West Plains. Graveside services were held Thursday Sept 27, at 1 p.m., at the Horton Cemetery in West Plains with Pastor Joel Hinds officiating.

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Family & Friend Reunion for Trish Mallory Patricia Coil Mallory was born on Aug. 8, 1946. She married Philip Mallory and widowed on Oct. 28, 1993. They have two children Gary Eugene Mallory, Sept. 28, 1971 and Elizabeth Jane (Janie), Aug. 21, 1981, and five grandchildren all around the Denver, Colo. area. She went to get her undergraduate degree at Maryville, Northwest Missouri State and Masters at University of Missouri, in Columbia, Some extra classes were taken at Kirksville. She taught elementary and Jr.


Dylan Randall Turner

Cara and Adam Turner, of Paris, are parents of a son born at 9:14 a.m., Monday, Sept. 24, 2012, at Moberly Regional Medical Center. He weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces, 20 1/2 inches long, and was named Dylan Randall. He joins a brother, Blake, 10. Grandparents are Randy and Missy May, of Mexico, and Larry and Robbie Turner, of Paris. Great-grandparents are Jerry and Marlene Subrock, of Mexico, Judy May, of Auxvasse, Judy Hollingsworth, of Paris, and Rob Wood, of Madison. Margaret Kelsay, of Mexico, is the great-great-grandmother. Dylan’s mother is a bookkeeper for Orscheln Farm and Home Corporate office in Moberly, and his father is employed with Monroe County Water District, in Paris.

High, at Paris from 1969-1989 (19 years). She moved to Clay close to the Kansas City area and was a historian. She has written several western articles for the Wild West and Old West magazines while there. When she moved to the Denver area she was Manager of a book store and still did story’s for the magazines. Then she was diagnosed with ALS or Lou Gehrig’s Disease, and is given one year to live. ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative dis-

Meet the Candidates sponsored by the Monroe County Appeal and the Paris Area Chamber of Commerce Featuring District 40 Candidates Paul Quinn and Jim Hansen Thursday, Oct. 18, Paris Community Building, 6:30 p.m. Refreshments!

ease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Motor neurons reach from the brain to the spinal cord and from the spinal cord to the muscles throughout the body. The progressive degeneration of the motor neurons leads to there death. When the motor neurons die, the ability of the brain to initiate and control muscle movement is lost. At this time she can understand everything and hear everything just fine but she can not communicate with people very well at this time.

Gary and Janie and their families are bringing Trish back to Paris for a large family and friend reunion on Saturday, Oct. 20, noon to 2 p.m., to be held at the community building behind the old grade school on the Main Street. Bring a dish and come join us for lunch or just stop by and say hi. Trish is looking forward to seeing all her old friends and family at this time. See you Saturday, Oct. 20 from noon to 2 p.m.!

Monroe County Appeal, Oct. 11, 2012 • Week 41