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DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME begins Sunday, March 11. Please remember to “Spring forward” and set your clocks ahead one hour when you go to bed Saturday night. Also, if you did not change your smoke detector batteries last fall, local fire officials urge you to check them this weekend and replace them if needed.

Swiss Meats wins in Missouri contest FRONT PAGE TWO Page 9

Judge dismisses city from federal civil suit GERALD Page 21-22

Davis sets new scoring record

SPORTS Page 13-15

OWENSVILLE, MO. 65066  ■  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7, 2012 ■  VOLUME 109, NUMBER 29  ■  24 PAGES  ■  PRICE 75¢

‘Distinct odor’ leads to indoor grow operation A tip brought them to the front door Monday night. The “unmistakable smell of green marijuana” resulted in a search warrant and the discovery of approximately two pounds of processed marijuana in a house in the 3000 block of Baker Road. Capt. Chuck Howard with the Gasconade County Sheriff’s Department said members of the regional Lake Area Narcotics Enforcement Group (LANEG) and Gasconade County Sheriff’s Deputy Andrew Delleart were acting on tip just before 10 p.m. March 5 when they stopped at the residence. The occupants were not home but lawmen “could smell a distinct odor of green marijuana” from outside, said Howard. Lawmen left and obtained a search warrant signed by Associate Circuit Judge Robert Schollmeyer. They returned at 11 p.m. and found the homeowner at home.

The homeowner, in his mid-50s, said Howard, admitted to having a “hobby” of growing marijuana. “The homeowner was cooperative,” said Howard. “They discovered a large marijuana grow (operation) in the basement. A complicated and very intricate and sophisticated indoor marijuana grow operation. You could smell it outside.” Seized was an estimated $10,000 worth of watering, lighting, and cooling equipment along with 75 plants “in all shapes and sizes. Some starters, some medium-size, some with buds maturing the plants,” said Howard, “Some plants were ready to be harvested.” In glass “pickle” jars, lawmen found an estimated two pounds of dried marijuana. The man was arrested and released pending formal charges being file. He was not identified as of Tuesday.

OACF begins membership campaign


A ‘SOPHISTICATED” marijuana growing operation was seized on Baker Road.

City inks Ameren electric system sale agreement BY DAVE MARNER Managing Editor As of 10:15 a.m. Thursday, Owensville residents officially became electric customers of Ameren Missouri. “I never really thought this day would be here,” said Mayor Dixon Somerville as he signed documents closing the sale agreement with Ameren officials at Owensville City Hall. Ameren Services Company, as designated agent for Union Electric Company and doing business at Ameren Missouri, wire transferred $1,385,000 into the city’s bank account that morning to complete the deal. “Good day. A good, good day,” said Ward 2 Alderman John Kamler who recalled first meeting with Ameren officials on the proposal to have the utility provider take over the city’s transmission system on July 6, 2006. “It’s a big day for Owensville,” said Leland B. Curtis, the city’s attorney throughout the negotiations of the sales agreement and the city’s efforts to exit the Missouri Public Energy Pool. Somerville inked his signature to documents including power pole and electric line easements granted to Ameren Missouri and a franchise agreement to supply power to the city for a 20-year period. Part of the agreement included a $2,000 payment to the city for a 20-year lease of city ground housing an outdoor power substation and transformers behind the 1938 power plant. Ameren Missouri was granted a 20-year franchise agreement to supply power to city residential and business customers through language included in the November 2011 ballot proposition which was approved by a 96-percent margin. Signing documents for Ameren Missouri was Dave Wakeman, vice president of energy delivery. City Administrator John Tracy said he expects to receive a payment from Ameren Missouri by the next scheduled Board of Aldermen meeting (March 19) for excess inventory the city no longer needs. Tracy said he expects the city to realize up to $90,000 with the transaction. Aldermen on Monday authorized Tracy to sell of inventory items Ameren Missouri is not interested in buying. Tracy listed vehicles and other equipment being placed on public bids in an advertisement which appears in this week’s Republican. The items being sold are also listed on the Missouri Municipal League’s web site. Sealed bids are due by 5 p.m. Friday, March 23. Bidders wishing to examine any of the items being sold should call Tracy to schedule an appointment at 437-2812. Tracy said the city hopes to sell off any surplus equipment by the end of March. Ameren shows daily energy costs; customers can view usage online Ameren Missouri customers will soon receive a report highlighting their 2011 energy usage and costs. Ameren Missouri has begun distributing the annual Personal Energy Report for residential customers and Business Energy Report for small and mid-sized business customers. “Our customers have told us repeatedly See Ink on Page 3

City to seek bids for 2012 roadway resurfacing project BY DAVE MARNER Managing Editor Owensville aldermen on Monday gave approval for staff to seek bids for an ag-

MAYOR DIXON SOMERVILLE signs a document Thursday as part of closing on the sale of the city’s electric transmission system to Ameren Missouri. DAVE WAKMEN, vice president of energy delivery for Ameren Missouri (center, on right) presented Somerville and City Administrator John Tracy with model linemen’s trucks detailed with Ameren Missouri logos. LELAND B. CURTIS, the city’s attorney throughout the MoPEP exit process, joked with Wakeman as the mayor and City Clerk Bobbi Limberg sign and stamp documents at Owensville City Hall. Curtis is with the St. Louis based law firm of Curtis, Heintz, Garrett & O’Keefe, P.C. Ameren officials also presented gifts to city employees Jesse Price, Jeff Limberg, and Bobbi Limberg in appreciation for their help which meters were being changed out. PHOTOS BY DAVE MARNER

gressive paving plan for 2012 which is expected to include resurfacing of up to 30 city blocks. Aldermen gave unanimous approval authorizing City Administrator John Tracy to seek publicly advertised bids for roadwork scheduled to begin this summer. Bid are expected to be accepted until some time in April. Tracy said specifications for the bids should be prepared for release within the next week. Once the bidding process

is completed, aldermen are expected to review them and make a final decision on awarding a contract sometime in April, according to Tracy. Tracy said he and John Roach, the city’s public works director, compiled the list of priority streets to resurface during a driving tour of the city made this winter. An unknown factor, said Tracy, was how higher costs for oil could affect costs for asphalt and sealants in the bidding process.

Aldermen also heard a report from the city’s engineering firm, Archer, on plans for the resurfacing of roadways in the city’s north industrial park. Funding from a Department of Economic Development Community Development Block Grant and the city’s “in-kind” contribution of labor and budgeted funds will be used on the project. Bids will be sought as soon as specifications are finalized in the coming weeks, said City Administra-

Owensville Area Community Foundation (OACF) has kick-started its membership drive by encouraging donations, which will be used for future community improvement projects, grants and scholarships. OACF recently established a capacity-building fund with the Meramec Regional Community Foundation (MRCF). Contributions from this fund will be used to help cover initial start-up costs for the organization and begin addressing community betterment projects. OACF has also establish an endowment fund through MRCF for establishing grants and scholarships. “The main goal of the membership drive is to get our name out in the community and develop credibility,” said OACF President Kyle Lairmore. “Memberships will help the foundation build both our endowment and capacity-building funds, which will eventually be used for projects within the community.” Lairmore encouraged contributions and noted two-thirds of the membership drive funds would be deposited in the  Owensville Area Endowment Fund, while the other one-third would be deposited in the Owensville Area Capacity-Building Fund. Donations are tax deductible to the donor. The membership tiers are as follows: Contributing level is $50, Century level is $100, Gold level is $250, Platinum level is $500 and Lifetime level is $1,000. Members of OACF have a common goal of enhancing the Owensville area. Members of the Owensville Area Community Foundation’s Board of Directors include Lairmore, Mike Mundwiller, Richard Niewald, Roger Stewart, Glenn Ely, treasurer, John Schaefferkoetter, Bobbie Berger, Michelle Smith (secretary), and Erin Sassmann (vice president). Board members were selected last fall following a nomination process and a vote held during an announced and open public meeting. Nearly 50 names were presented as nominees from a list compiled by an Ad Hoc Committee. “As a member of OACF, you will be a part of an organization that's mission is to enhance the quality of life for current and future generations by reinvesting in the Owensville area by establishing sustainable funds as well as creating grants used by charitable, educational and municipal organizations for the betterment of the community,” Lairmore said. Lairmore explained OACF was established in December 2011. “The goal (of the foundation) is to enhance the quality of life in the Owensville area through asset development, grant making, public leadership and collaboration; to create diverse funding opportunities to support community projects; and to create a vehicle to keep the funding within the community,” said Lairmore. Bylaws of the foundation describe its purpose is to “establish, maintain, and distribute a fund, or funds, for the purpose of providing grants to charitable, educational, and municipal organizations or individuals in the Owensville area with the express See OACF on Page 8

tor John Tracy. Aldermen also gave approval for the Owensville Fire Department’s Apparatus Committee to proceed with ordering a $266,701 pumper truck from Franco Emergency Solutions, Arnold, Mo., based on a low bid to specifications received by the Feb. 24 deadline. The city will save $3,884 off the bid price by pre-ordering the International chassis at a cost of $97,100 for See City on Page 8

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Going South BY BOB MCKEE

The joke’s on us

As Missouri newspapers and the Missouri Press Association observe Newspapers in Education Week this week, we encourage our teenage readers to take time and read the Civil War serial “Patriotic Pals” to your young people. The story, written by our friend Chris Stuckenschneider, a Gerald native now living in Washington, appears on the Youth News page this week (please see page 16). We ask that you share your love of reading with a younger sibling, a cousin, or family friend. We share our Editorial page this week with journalism students from the University of Missouri who have shared letters on their reading experiences as young people.


A cup of coffee and the daily paper By Sarah Tucker I never saw my grandfather without a newspaper. He always had a cup of coffee in one hand and the day’s paper in the other. It’s a funny thing that most memories of my grandfather involve him and the newspaper, because my grandfather was illiterate. Each day he “read” the paper from start to finish, recognizing some words and hoping the rest would come to him if he just kept trying. He didn’t learn to read because he was from a different era, one where work was valued more than education. My parents took our education seriously because of my grandfather’s illiteracy and taught us to read at an early age. They encouraged my sisters and me to read the newspaper by setting it out with breakfast each morning. I would devour breakfast, and then I would devour the paper. I read it front to back, and I could tell my parents everything that had happened in the world that day, before they had time to read it themselves. Although my grandfather was illiterate, his newspaper “reading” positively impacted my life. It encouraged my parents to make sure their children were literate, and it helped me become an avid reader who was informed about the world from an early age. Newspapers encourage literacy and contribute to an informed society. Reading them provides children with vocabulary skills and knowledge about the world and their surroundings. Without the presence of newspapers throughout my life, I might not be so well informed or as much of a reader as I am now. The positive affect reading a newspaper has on children cannot be denied. My grandfather never did learn how to read, but I can contribute my own love of the printed word to his desires to be literate and set a good example for his grandchildren. Newspapers in education are a positive influence on future generations, and they deserve our respect and support. (Sarah Tucker, from Sugar Land, Texas, is a graduate student at the University of Missouri. She grew up an avid reader and has been involved in journalism in some way since elementary school).

Breakfast table education

By Adam Spencer Newspapers have always been signs of stability for me. Every day, when I’d wake up for school, I’d go to the breakfast table and see my dad reading the newspaper, eating eggs and drinking coffee with my mom reading a her own section of the paper at the other end of the table. Even though the news changed every day, the physical presence of a paper at the table was a tradition I came to expect. Though my parents also read to me pretty much every night, having a newspaper at the breakfast table played a big part in my educational development as a child. After my reading ability progressed beyond Dr. Seuss and Sesame Street books, I’d start opening up the newspaper and reading Garfield comics and sports articles. The newspaper is a great way to get the vital information of the day in one place. Instead of having to go to CNN, ESPN, the local news and various other websites and media to gather the day’s information, you can just open a newspaper. Newspapers are vital in the quest towards getting children to care about the events See NIE on Page 3


USPS: reducing costs to sustain affordable mail service America needs a financially-stable Postal Service with the ability to adapt to a changing marketplace and evolving mail needs. This requires the organization to take responsible actions to preserve the long-term affordability of mail while returning the organization to financial stability. Subject to adoption of a final rule changing its delivery service standards, the Postal Service is pursuing a significant consolidation of its national network of mail processing facilities that will reduce the number of facilities from 461 to fewer than 200 by the end of 2013. No consolidations will occur before May 15, 2012. Declining mail volumes and substantial fixed costs dictate that we take this bold action to preserve and protect the world’s leading Postal Service for our customers and our employees. From 1940 to 2006, the Postal Service oversaw a continuous expansion of mail processing and retail facilities to meet growing demand for mail delivery. This expanded capacity was built to handle high mail volumes that peaked at 213 billion pieces of mail in 2006. However, since 2006, First-Class Mail volume has rapidly declined as the economy recessed and the age of digital communications advanced. In 2011, 168

billion pieces of mail were delivered. By 2020, the Postal Service expects to deliver as few as 130 billion pieces. By any standard, this is a steep decline. In just the past quarter, the Postal Service lost $3.3 billion and is projecting further losses for the remainder of the year. No one is to blame. Times have changed. So must the Postal Service. The American public and businesses are relying more on electronic communications. Bills are paid online. Friends and family interact through Facebook and Twitter. Nevertheless, the demise of the Postal Service is greatly exaggerated. The Postal Service sustains a $900 billion industry that employs more than 8 million people. Every day, we deliver to more than 151 million locations. Even in a digital age, mail remains a powerful communications, marketing and delivery tool. The aggressive steps we are taking to realign our mail processing network will keep mail affordable, valuable and viable for generations to come. These are responsible steps any business would take David F. Martin, District Manager, Customer Service and Sales, Gateway Performance Cluster, USPS, St. Louis

A presidential election year is a serious thing. But with the Republican candidates for president in 2012 seemingly shooting themselves in the foot over and over again, the entire process is beginning to resemble a bad joke, maybe even a nightmare, and the joke is on us. The incumbent Democrat, if you should so be inclined in his favor, is not too far behind the Republican field in the number of election year gaffs. Actually he’s ahead if you count the last four years. Still, BHO is the sitting president and the current odds are slightly in his favor to gain a second term despite concerted efforts by the loyal opposition to assure that he, Michelle and the kids (and the presidential dog) have to start looking for a new digs after Nov. 6. It’s been a mean election year, maybe meaner that any previous election year, at least the ones I remember. Chances are it will get a lot meaner between now and November. Debate over important issues don’t appear to be the main focus of candidates; digging up more dirt on one’s opponents seems to take precedence. I will acknowledge that there has been heated, mudslinging campaigns in the past, but normally such tactics have been reserved for opponents of the other party. This year, the Republicans are doing the Democrats dirty work for them while the president’s reelection team patiently bides its time, gaining new ammunition daily. There is little that is humorous about the campaign so far, so I felt it my solemn duty to attempt to inject some lighter moments for voters to consider during

This year, the Republicans are doing the Democrats dirty work for them while the president’s reelection team patiently bides its time, gaining new ammunition daily.

lulls in the battle. I have read some of these before and most of you probably have also, but I believe they are worth revisiting now since we have nearly 10 more months of mostly humorless campaigning ahead of us. Besides, the deadline for this column is fast approaching and no other ideas were willing to contribute to my creative side this week. So here are some of the best comments on political life. The problem with political jokes is they get elected. — Henry Cate, VII We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office. — Aesop  If we got one-tenth of what was promised to us in these acceptance speeches there wouldn’t be any inducement to go to heaven. — Will Rogers  Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber. — Plato  Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river. — Nikita Khrushchev  When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President; I’m beginning to believe it. — Clarence Darrow  Why pay money to have your family tree traced; go into politics and your opponents will do it for you. — Author

Unknown If God wanted us to vote, he would have given us candidates. — Jay Leno  Politicians are people who, when they see light at the end of the tunnel, go out and buy some more tunnel. — John Quinton  Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich, by promising to protect each from the other. — Oscar Ameringer  The Democrats are the party that says government will make you smarter, taller, richer, and remove the crabgrass on your lawn. The Republicans are the party that says government doesn’t work and then they get elected and prove it. — P.J. O’Rourke  I offer my opponents a bargain: if they will stop telling lies about us, I will stop telling the truth about them. — Adlai Stevenson, campaign speech, 1952  A politician is a fellow who will lay down your life for his country. — Texas Guinan  Any American who is prepared to run for president should automatically, by definition, be disqualified from ever doing so. — Gore Vidal  I have come to the conclusion that politics is too serious a matter to be left to the politicians. — Charles de Gaulle  Instead of giving a politician the keys to the city, it might be better to change the locks. — Doug Larson  Don’t vote, it only encourages them. — Author Unknown  There ought to be one day — just one — when there is open season on senators. — Will Rogers

Hometown Boy by Duane Dailey Senators fear gas prices driven by fund speculators Commodity futures trading was the most difficult part of my marketing class. It seemed unreal to buy and sell grain in the abstract. A lot of what ifs, it seemed. But the Chicago futures market serves a useful purpose in selling commodities. Mainly it’s buying and selling of farm products. A wheat grower can sell his crop even before it’s ripe. If the price “on the board” will cover production costs and provide a profit, the farmer sells before harvest to secure a set price. That firm price could ensure staying in business. The futures market protects farmers, in case wheat prices drop below their breakeven price by harvest time when a glut of wheat hits the market. Likewise, flour mills can buy wheat, not yet harvested, at a price that keeps them in business as they decide how much flour to grind this coming year. The farmer and miller buy and sell to cover their costs in case a drought wipes out the crop. The futures trades moderate the market and serve as insurance. Oil also trades in the futures market, based on the same principle, but by refiners and users of fuel. I heard a Congressional hearing on my satellite radio. Some senators think what I’ve been suspecting as I see gas prices jump a dime a day at the pump. It is not oil buyers in the market, driv-

ing up prices, but outside speculators. The big-money market managers see a time to bet on oil prices. If Iran blocks oil tankers then prices will jump. A lot of ifs there. Speculators started buying “cheap” gas betting the market will rise to $5. As more speculators jump in, the price on the board shoots up. And, up. A retired oil executive attending a beef meeting last week shared his thoughts. He sees nothing in supply, from oil companies, or demand, from drivers, to boost prices. He said oil company tanks are full. There’s a shortage of storage. At the same time, drivers cut driving and stopped filling their tanks as often. That supply and demand doesn’t drive up prices at the pump. But prices are driven by rumor fed by speculators. They say there MIGHT NOT be any oil if Iran acts up. Oil companies won’t come out and say, “Oh calm down! We have lots of oil.” Rumors put money in their coffers. A senator asked why isn’t the new commodity oversight agency doing something to quell this false price rise. A fellow senator piped up to remind him that the agency was authorized, however in the current cost-cutting mode Congress never funded the protection agency they created. Many people demand that we stop federal spending. And, that we eliminate

agencies. And, that we reduce regulations. When we have so many investors with so much money who jump into markets, in which they can’t tell a bushel of wheat from a turnip seed, we need oversight and regulations. It is sad but true. No market is exempt. Finally, we’re recovering from a “housing bubble” that wrecked our economy. Unregulated super banks sold worthless mortgages. Those rogue CEOs made millions of dollars in bonuses. However people buying houses got shafted. Experience shows we need more regulations on big banks, not less. At least we need regulations like those on our local banks. But, highly paid financial lobbyists tell us that regulations stifle business. Well, yes! That’s the point. Con men need stifled. The lobbyists say regulations hurt little people. We fall for that kind of nonsense, because most of us believe good, moral people will do the right thing. But, we need protection from bad people. Even in the markets. There are financial managers who think nothing wrong if they use our retirement funds to make bad bets on commodities. They get paid, what ever happens. Send your ideas to duanedailey7@ or 511 W. Worley, Columbia, Mo., 65203.

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Echoes of a past budget crisis By Phill Brooks An Albany, Mo., reader of my earlier column about relations between the governor and legislature suggested that Gov. Jay Nixon’s reluctance to work with lawmakers might reflect a lesson from former Gov. Bob Holden’s experience. Interesting point because there are some very close parallels in the challenges the two administrations encountered. Democrat Bob Holden served as governor from 2001 to 2005. By the end of his administration, his relations with the legislature had become horrid. Holden came to office as Republicans were gaining control of the legislature. Just weeks after he was sworn into office, a special election gave Republicans control of the Senate for the first time in 52 years. The House fell to Republicans less than two years later with the 2002 elections. Holden did not help himself in how he responded to the Republican tide. Rather than moderating his liberal philosophy, Holden seemed to go out of his way to pick a fight with the legislature. When revenue collections began falling short, he proposed a tax increase package that would have been one of the largest in state history. It was an obvious nonstarter for a Republican legislature with members who had campaigned on holding down state spending. Beyond proposing a tax increase, Holden refused to give lawmakers a budget that was balanced on existing revenues. Instead, his budget was based on the legislature passing nearly $700 million in tax hikes. On top of that, some of his leading administration and budget officials flatly refused to assist legislators in crafting a balanced budget. When the legislature passed a budget based on existing revenues, Holden simply vetoed major parts of the budget, which forced the legislature into an early-summer special session. Holden again called for higher taxes. The legislature again refused and passed a budget based on existing revenue. And, again, Holden vetoed the budget bills. Only after the legislature refused to budge and passed its original bills with almost no debate did Holden give in and sign the bills. The next year, 2004, started on the same path, with the governor again calling for massive tax increases. Holden’s State of the State address to the legislature was described in at least one news report

as having “scolded” the legislature for its refusal to raise funds. As I remember that speech and its tone, calling it a scolding was putting it mildly. It was so confrontational that it provoked an outburst of heckling by House Speaker Pro Tem Rod Jetton, who was applauded by his GOP colleagues for interrupting the governor’s speech. It was the first and only time in my career I’d seen that kind of behavior during a governor’s address to a joint session of the legislature. Holden never seemed to recover his political balance in that final year of his administration. In August, he was defeated decisively by Claire McCaskill in the Democratic primary for governor. Republican Matt Blunt won the general election. There are some clear similarities between the Holden era and the situation Nixon now faces. Like Holden, Nixon must deal with a Republican-controlled legislature. And Nixon is grappling with problems similar to those Holden encountered with education funding because of the slow growth of state revenues. Also like Holden, Nixon is facing harsh legislative criticism for withholding education appropriations to balance the budget, There are, however, some significant differences. Although Republicans still control the legislature, in even greater strength than Holden faced, there is a less partisan tone. The Republican speaker named three Democrats to chair House committees, one of which is a powerful appropriations committee. In the Senate, relations between the two parties are so cordial that the Republican leaders invited Democratic Floor Leader Victor Callahan to join them for the leadership news conference on the opening day of this year’s legislative session. A while back, a former legislator told me that he thought Republicans had learned how to be a majority party while Democrats have learned how to be in the minority. Another difference lies in ideology. Holden was a consistent, unapologetic liberal going back to his first years as a young state House member. Nixon is significantly more moderate. Facing a budget crisis similar to that of Holden’s era, Nixon flatly has ruled out tax increases. Instead, he champions an idea supported by many Republicans — business tax breaks for economic development. Although the financial crises the two men faced are similar, their approaches are substantially different.

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in the world around them. I developed an interest in professional sports by reading box scores and game stories in the sports section of the State Journal-Register in addition to watching games on television. I started my habit of doing daily crosswords by working the crossword puzzles in the children’s section of the paper. And, I fostered an interest in comic strips by reading Garfield, Peanuts and other classic funnies. The best part was that all these interests came from just one paper. I didn’t have to go to eight different websites to find information that interested me. I just had to turn to a different section of the newspaper. It’s becoming a digital world. No one is arguing that. But, with the cost of iPads, iPhones and laptop computers, teaching kids to read with newspapers is a financially viable alternative for most families. And, it’s an easier way to develop kids’ interests. It’s much easier to learn how to read a newspaper than how to use an iPad. Therefore, newspapers should continue to have a place in the education of children. They played a big part in my education. They can do the same thing for the next generation of America’s youth, too. (Adam Spencer is a senior convergence journalism major at the University of Missouri. He is from the small town of Pleasant Plains, Ill., and aspires to be a sports columnist).

Gasconade County Sheriff Randy Esphorst named 24-7s Public Safety Officer of the Year

Gasconade County Sheriff Randy Esphorst was named the Shield 24-7 organization’s Public Safety Officer of the Year at the ninth annual dinner of the Mid-Missouri Law Enforcement, Firefighter, and EMS Fund, Inc., held Saturday afternoon at the Owensville VFW. The award is given annually in memory of former Gerald Area Ambulance District EMT Billielin Cobb who lost her life in the line of duty while responding to a call for service in 2003. Esphorst worked as a deputy sheriff for seven years before being elected sheriff in 2004. The 24-7 Shield organization provides financial, moral, and religious support to families of public safety officers who lose their life in the line of duty. The group’s web site is found at www.

Crawford Electric plans $10.4 million building project to replace ‘53 facility BOURBON — After years of consideration and 20 months of intensive planning, the Crawford Electric board of directors voted at a special meeting in February in favor of moving forward with a comprehensive facilities construction project to better serve co-op members. Construction of a new operations building, vehicle storage facility and warehouse will begin this spring on the co-op’s existing 60-acre site along Interstate 44 at Bourbon. The 67,000-square-foot, $10.4 million project is expected to be finished in the spring of 2013. Dan Blesi, Crawford Electric’s general manager and CEO, said now is the best time to address the co-op’s facilities needs. “The functional deficiencies and issues with the conditions of the current facilities require attention,” Blesi said. A comprehensive facility assessment presented to the board last year found numerous deficiencies, among them:

• Hundred of thousands of dollars of co-op assets (vehicles and line material) are currently stored outside. An additional 38,000 square feet of warehouse and garage space is required to adequately secure these assets. • The existing warehouse, garage and materials loading areas cannot effectively handle the huge line trucks of today. • Lack of appropriately constructed and located facilities hampers the ability of linemen and operations personnel to respond to power outage emergencies. • Operations are currently housed in a building that is 60 years old, that is undersized by 5,500 square feet, that is a hodge-podge of years of additions and renovations, and that lacks the capacity for further expansion and technological upgrades. “Doing nothing was never an option,” Blesi said. “In moving forward with this project, we are able to lock into historically low interest rates. And initiating this

local people. Facility planning has been part of the cooperative’s strategic plan for at least the last five years. This decision to move forward comes after 20 months of intensive study, which included a comprehensive, independent assessment of the cooperative’s buildings and grounds. Results of that study clearly pointed to the need to address facilities. Members have been kept informed throughout the process. “It is unacceptable to have member-owned cooperative facilities fail independent assessments of condition and functionality,” Blesi told member-owners in his January 2012 newsletter and reports throughout 2011. “Our member-owners expect the highest quality service, and to deliver that we need to upgrade these facilities,” said Blesi. The new facility will feature a drive-up payment window, space for annual meetings in the vehicle storage area, fully functional operations management space, and adequate asset protection.

project in advance of a return to a booming construction industry will allow the co-op to take advantage of lower construction costs.” Blesi said the construction of the new facility will not impact member rates any more than other system improvement work plans do. “The cost of this project is not an expense that hits our bottom line in a single year,” he said. “It is an investment in our infrastructure, paid for over the course of 50 years.” Cooperative Building Solutions, an expert in the design and construction of cooperative utility facilities, will provide construction management services for the project, utilizing local contractors where possible. An informational meeting with interested local contractors is being planned for later this month. The co-op’s current facility was dedicated in 1953. At that time, Crawford Electric served fewer than 6,000 accounts and employed about 30 local people. The co-op has grown to serve more than 19,000 accounts and currently employs 62

R-2 board seeks ‘Dutch Pride’ nominations


CITY STAFF including Deputy Clerk Peggy Farrell (left) and City Clerk Bobbi Limberg notarize and stamp the city seal on documents, respectively, on Thursday, completing the electric system sales agreement with Ameren Missouri. Leland B. Curtis, the city’s attorney throughout the process, reviews a document a final time.

Ink • from page 1 they want information about their own electric usage and how they can better manage their energy costs,” said Richard Mark, senior vice president, Ameren Missouri Customer Operations. “These personalized reports give our customers this information, and now our free online services give our customers the convenience of account management anytime of the day or night. Making personalized energy reports available online lets our customers track energy usage on a monthly basis, so they can see how they’re managing their energy costs regularly.” The energy report also educates customers on how to enroll in

convenient account management options, as well as how to monitor energy usage online. Ameren Missouri offers: • Paperless billing — customers can securely receive bills securely online. • Direct Pay — a customer’s bill amount is automatically withdrawn from a bank account on the due date. • Budget Billing — customers may elect to pay average monthly payments based on their total annual energy usage. A new service allows customers to review monthly energy usage updates online at Customers can become eligible to win a $100 credit on

their Ameren Missouri account by enrolling in any of three online billing options. In addition to online information on individual energy usage, Ameren Missouri provides customers with answers to energy-related questions with EnergyAdvisor. “We created Energy Advisor to make available our extensive expertise about energy free to our customers,” said Mark. “It’s one more way we give our customers the knowledge they need to make informed decisions about energy choices today, such as what appliances are energy efficient or how CFLs work.”

In 2005 the Gasconade County R-2 Board of Education began a “Dutch Pride” recognition program for an alumni and a loyal supporter who did not attend schools locally. “The R-2 School District has received so much support from so many throughout the history of the district, that the Board of Education wants to recognize the individuals who have given so much to the schools and community with the Dutch Pride awards,” said Superintendent Dr. Russ Brock. “The board has recognized individuals who have made contributions to the R-2 schools and the community. The Alumni Dutch Pride award will go to an alumnus who has provided support and the Dutch Pride Supporter award goes to a non-alumni.” Anyone, including students, can recommend a person by completing a one page nomination form. Nominees will be screened by a committee which will make recommendations to the board for final selection. Dutch Pride recipients will be recognized at the high school’s academic awards program in May. Nomination forms are at the R-2 Administrative Building and school offices and are due by April 4. “The board wants to recognize the individuals who make a difference for our kids through their giving of time, energy, and work,” said Brock. “So many individuals do so much in this community to help provide the best possible school district facilities, activities, and service to our kids, we felt it was important to recognize the supporters who make a difference.” A special plaque is displayed at OHS. Names are added each year. Nominations are due by April 4.

Gas prices increase again this week

Average retail gasoline prices in Missouri have risen 6.5 cents per gallon this past week, averaging $3.56 a gallon as of Sunday. This compares with the national average that has increased 5.2 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.71 a gallon, according to gasoline price website Locally, gas was holding at $3.49.9 a gallon as of Tuesday. Including the change in gas prices in Missouri the past week, prices Sunday were 24.5 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 31.1 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has increased 27.8 cents per gallon the last month and stands 24.1 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago. “Gasoline prices have spiked considerably higher in virtually every area over the last two weeks, and while I don’t expect the pace of the recent rise in prices to continue for the entire month, a similar jump may again occur closer to April Fools Day, and it won’t be a funny joke, it’ll be disgusting reality,” said’s Patrick DeHaan. “The rise in price is so unbelievable that we may have to revise upward our previous gasoline forecast that had called for a national average of between $3.75 to $4.15 by midMay, as the national average already stands at nearly $3.72 a gallon.”

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Sweet ways to celebrate the season (NAPSA)-A delightful way for your family to greet the end of _winter can be by getting together and baking up tasty treats that signify renewal, such as Sweet Chicks and Bird’s Nest Coffee Cake:

Makes 18 chicks

Bird’s Nest Coffee Cake

31⁄2 to 4 cups all-purpose flour 1⁄3 cup sugar 2 envelopes Fleischmann’s RapidRise Yeast 2 teaspoons freshly grated orange peel 1 teaspoon salt 3⁄4 cup water 1⁄3 cup milk 1⁄4 cup butter or margarine 9 eggs 1⁄2 cup chopped almonds, toasted 1 tablespoon water Food coloring Orange Glaze: 1 cup powdered sugar 1 to 2 tablespoons orange juice Combine 11⁄2 cups flour, sugar, undissolved yeast, orange peel and salt in large mixing bowl. Heat water, milk and butter until very warm (120° to 130°F); stir into flour mixture. Stir in 1 egg, almonds and enough remaining flour to make soft dough. Knead on lightly floured surface till smooth and elastic, about 6


Sweet Chicks

You can hatch up a happy surprise with sweet baby chicks. to 8 minutes. Cover; let rest on floured surface 10 minutes. Divide dough in half; roll each half to 30-inch rope. Loosely twist ropes together. Place twisted rope on large greased baking sheet; shape into circle and pinch ends together to seal. Place 7 eggs, evenly spaced, on dough, pressing between ropes in twist. Cover; let rise in warm, draft-free place until doubled in size, about 20 to 40 minutes. Beat remaining egg with 1 tablespoon water; brush over dough (not on eggs). Bake at 350°F for 30 to 35 minutes or until done. Remove from sheet; let cool on wire rack. Brush eggs with food coloring. Drizzle Orange Glaze over bread: Combine glaze ingredients in small bowl; stir until smooth. Serve warm. Refrigerate any leftovers.

5 to 51⁄2 cups all-purpose flour 1⁄2 cup sugar 2 envelopes Fleischmann’s RapidRise Yeast 1 tablespoon freshly grated lemon peel 1 teaspoon salt 3⁄4 cup evaporated milk 1⁄2 cup water 1⁄3 cup butter or margarine 2 large eggs Raisins Powdered Sugar Glaze: 11⁄4 cups powdered sugar 2 to 3 tablespoons milk 2 to 3 drops yellow or red food coloring 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla extract Combine 2 cups flour, sugar, undissolved yeast, lemon peel and salt in large mixing bowl. Heat milk, water and butter till very warm (120° to 130°F). Gradually add to flour mixture. Beat 2 minutes at medium speed of mixer, scraping bowl occasionally. Add eggs and 1 cup flour; beat 2 minutes at high speed. Stir in enough remaining flour to make a soft dough. Knead on lightly floured surface till smooth and elastic, about 8 to 10 minutes. Cover; let rest 10 minutes. Divide dough

Here’s an egg-cellent idea: A coffee cake that looks like a nest. into 18 equal pieces; roll each into 10-inch rope. Tie each into a knot, leaving one end slightly shorter. Place knots, short ends up, 2 inches apart on greased baking sheets. Pinch short end of knot to form head and pointed beak. Insert 2 raisins for eyes. Press long end of knot down; with sharp knife, make 4 to 5 cuts to form tail. Cover; let rise in warm, draft-free place until doubled in size, about 45 minutes to 1 hour. Bake at 375°F 12 to 15 minutes or till done. Cover heads with small pieces of foil if they become too brown. Remove from sheet to wire rack. Brush with Powdered Sugar Glaze: Combine glaze ingredients in small bowl; stir until smooth.

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March is national Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month The American Cancer Society is encouraging everyone to make a point to learn their family history of colon cancer, and reminding men and women 50 and older to get tested for the disease even if they have no family history. The Society is making it easier than ever to learn about your family history of colon cancer with the Family PLZ! campaign. Colorectal cancer is highly treatable if found in its early stages. Most people should start getting screened for colorectal cancer at age 50, but people with a family history are at higher risk and may need to be screened earlier. The Family PLZ! campaign, developed by the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable for which the Society is a founding member, provides tools to help you search and share your family history of colorectal cancer with your doctor and loved ones. The campaign encourages younger generations to participate in the discussions. Visit for more information. “The Family PLZ! campaign is a great way for families to start a conversation about a family history of colorectal cancer,” said April Dzubic, regional director of communications for the American Cancer Society in eastern Missouri. “Make a point to learn your family’s colorectal cancer history, and tell your doctor what you learn.” An estimated 143, 460 cases of colorectal cancer are expected to occur in 2012, but there are steps you can take every day to stay well and reduce your risk of colon cancer. The American Cancer Society recommends that adults maintain a healthy weight by being physically active and eating a well-balanced diet. Limiting the amount of alcohol and limiting intake of processed and red meats are also steps you can take every day to reduce your risk of this disease. Screening for colorectal cancer has been proven to reduce deaths from the disease both by decreasing the number of people who are diagnosed with it and by finding a higher proportion of cancers at early, more treatable stages. Overall, colorectal cancer rates have declined rapidly in both men and

women in the past two decades, due in part to early detection and removal of precancerous polyps. However, only half of the U.S. population aged 50 and older have been tested. The American Cancer Society is making progress against colorectal cancer and is saving lives. Society-funded research has led to improved understanding regarding the link between diet and colorectal cancer, and the development of drugs to treat colorectal cancer. In addition, the Society and its advocacy affiliate, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action NetworkSM, are working to ensure that all Americans who need colorectal cancer testing and treatment have access to them. The Society recommends the following tests to find colorectal cancer early: Tests That Detect Adenomatous Polyps and Cancer • Flexible sigmoidoscopy every 5 years, or • Colonoscopy every 10 years, or • Double contrast barium enema (DCBE) every 5 years, or • CT colonography (CTC) every 5 years Tests That Primarily Detect Cancer • Annual guaiac-based fecal occult blood test (gFOBT) with high test sensitivity for cancer, or • Annual fecal immunochemical test (FIT) with high test sensitivity for cancer, or • Stool DNA test (sDNA), with high sensitivity for cancer, interval uncertain. The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with nearly a century of experience to save lives and end suffering from cancer. We save lives by helping people stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early; helping people get well by being there for them during and after a cancer diagnosis; by finding cures through investment in groundbreaking discovery; by rallying lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and by rallying communities worldwide to join the fight.

Wood - Harbert marriage Beth Wood became the bride of Andy Harbert Jan. 28, 2012. The 4 p.m. ceremony was held at Legacy of Faith Church in Belle with Rev. Jim Hance officiating. Beth is the daughter of Tim and Bonnie Dixon of Gerald and Lois and Luke Scego of Owensville. She is the granddaughter of Ruth Hoemann of Union. Andy is the son of Kathy Harbert of Rosebud and the late Greg Harbert. The bride chose her daughters, Savannah Wood and Brittyn Wood as her attendants. The groom chose Dallas Wood, son of the bride, as his best man. Flower girls were Katelyn and Amber Harbert, daughters of the groom. Following the ceremony, a reception was held at Dos Primos restaurant in Owensville. The couple will reside in Owensville.


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Owensville Municipal Court-20th Judicial Circuit Gasconade County FEBRUARY 2012 Brady Branson Stealing; Sios 2 Years Probation $22.50 Fine.

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Obituaries Nancy Buehrlen

Donald Henson

Nancy Lauretta Backues Buehrlen, of Summerfield, Mo. near Belle, died Feb. 25, 2012. Nancy was born, June 2, 1919, to the late John Henry and Nora Ellen (Krewson) Backues at Paydown, Mo. near Vienna. On Dec. 17, 1938, She was united in marriage to Earl Woodrow Buehrlen of Summerfield in Vienna at the residence of Judge Burns. The couple lived in Summerfield the remainder of their lives. She worked at the International Shoe Factory in Bland and Belle for 19 and a half years. Nancy was preceded in death by Earl, her husband of 56 years and 16 days; infant son, Durrell Delano; infant twin grandsons, David Lee and Dwayne Keith Gresham; great-granddaughter, Samantha Buehrlen; son-in-law Buddy Gresham; daughter-in-law Bobbie Jo Buehrlen; four brothers, Elmer, Jake, Thomas, and Alva Backues; and four sisters Bertha Lange, Ellen Baumgartner, Hilda Baumgartner, and Matilda Fragole. Surviving Nancy are her sons, Johnie and wife Mildred, Delford, Earl Jr. and wife Linda, Royace, and Verner and wife Karen; a daughter, Eliva; 19 grandchildren; 32 greatgrandchildren and 10 great-greatgrandchildren. Services for Nancy were held Feb. 29 in the Bethel Church of Christ. Interment was in the Breeding Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Sassmann’s Funeral Home.

Donald Edward Henson, 71, of Gerald died Saturday, March 3, 2012 at his residence. Donald was born Sept. 20, 1940 in St. Louis to the late Edward and Rita (Leach) Henson. On March 27, 1965, he was united in marriage to Waunita Greer in Crestwood. He served his country in the U.S. Navy from November 1961 to May 1963. His survivors include his wife, Waunita; children, Melissa Adler of Arnold and Tim Henson and wife Katrinia of Gerald; and two grandchildren, Brett Adler and Kaden Henson. Funeral services will be held Friday, March 9 at 10 a.m. at the Gottenstroeter Funeral Home in Gerald with Rev. Dave Alzenweiller officiating. Burial will be in Jefferson Barracks in St. Louis at 1 p.m. with full military honors. Visitation for the public will begin Thursday at 4 p.m. with Masonic Service at 7 p.m. Arrangements entrusted to Gottenstroeter Funeral Home, Gerald.

St. Louis and served his country in U.S. Navy during WWII. He married Ethel May Krauss, July 26, 1947 in St. Louis. He worked as a union electrician for Gerstner Electric and Aschinger Electric, both in St. Louis for more than 40 years before retiring in 1988. The couple then moved to Owensville and later Shelbina. He was a member of St. Johns Nepomuk Catholic Church in St. Louis, VFW Post 6274 in Ballwin and the IBEW Local 1 in St. Louis. He is survived by his wife Ethel; a son, Lawrence P. Mika and wife Kathy of Prairie Lea, Texas; two daughters, Carolyn Finnigan and husband Dennis, Hunnewell, Mo. and Susan M. Stauder and husband, Mark, Herndon, Va.; two brothers, Charles Mika, Chesterfield and Eugene Mika and wife Alice, Oakville, Mo.; seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. A mass of Christian burial will be held today, March 7 at 1 p.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Shelbina. Fr. Dandi Bermejo will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be Shawn Mika, Jay Mika, Rick Tharp, Brian Tharp, Chris Tharp and Tyler Stauder. Memorials may be made to the Salt River Nursing Home or the American Czech Educational Center, St. Louis. Arrangements are under the direction of Garner Funeral Home and Chapel, Monroe City, Mo.

Francis Mika Francis Paul (Frank) Mika, 88, of Shelbina, formerly of Owensville, died Saturday, March 3, 2012 at Salt River Nursing Home in Shelbina. Frank was born Sept. 15, 1923, in St. Louis to the late Frank and Agatha (Beran) Mika. He graduated from Hadley Tech School in

Bertha Rousset Bertha Etolia Rousset, 86, of Union died Sunday, March 4, 2012, at Mercy Hospital in Washington. Bertha was born July 28, 1925, in Linn, to the late Irvin and Emma (Colter) Jett. In 1969, she was married to Theodore Rousset Jr. She worked as a cook in a school cafeteria serving many children. She was preceded in death by her parents, Irvin and Emma (Colter) Jett; her first husband, Orion Barklage; one son-in-law, Mike Mesey; and several brothers and sisters. She is survived by her husband, Theodore Rousset, Jr.; one son, Michael Barklage of Union; three daughters, Agnes Stephens and husband Dennis of Marthasville; Betty Matthews and husband Dale of Union, and Ruth Mesey of Union; a brother, Leslie Jett of St. Louis; 11 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Sunday, March 11, from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Union Moose Lodge in Union. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Gottenstroeter Funeral Home, Gerald.

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Frene Valley Nursing Home news

Senior Services

Games, activities keep residents busy Steffani Mitchell With the new month ahead of us and spring around the corner, these nice days have really been a tease for us here at the Manor. It has been giving us cabin fever and getting our hopes up to be able to go on outings with the residents soon. Jim and Jane came in for their weekly Sunday school after breakfast and the Grace Bible Church held Bible Study that afternoon for our residents. Monday morning, we started our day off with Health Club which got our muscles loose and joints moving. Afterwards, we ventured

over to the tables for Card Club while Rosary was held in the Assisted Living wing for our Catholics. After lunch, Sophia is on the final stage of her latest quilt and we helped her get everything up and ready for her to finish it. It is so pretty and she is already looking to see what her next project will be. Tuesday, Judy kept very busy making our ladies even more beautiful with manicures, fixing hair and dolling them all up! That afternoon, the Zion Lutheran Church held Bible Study in the activity room for our residents. Dominoes kept the residents

busy Wednesday after breakfast. Bingo was held with our sponsors, the Owensville’s V.F.W. Auxiliary, for the last time in February. We thank these ladies so very much for being such a great help and making one of our favorite games even more fun! We look forward to seeing you all again next time! Thursday, Ron, Jim and Mary came in to sing their great songs to the residents. Every time they come, the residents can be seen taping their feet and clapping their hands. We thank all of them for what they do for us each and every

month! After lunch, the residents played Card Club with Barb and they truly had a great time with her! Friday morning, Mass was held for our Catholics in our Assisted Living wing while several other residents played Pinochle in the activity room. Bingo was held after lunch and a big thank you to all of my volunteers for being such a great help! Thank you!!! Saturday, many residents enjoyed playing dominoes while others worked on their puzzles and crafts. Many visitors came in to visit with loved ones and helped with these activities.

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Leap day celebrated with several amusing games By Krystal Martin The Frene Valley Movie Review: This week’s feature length film is about the life of one of America’s greatest song writers Jerome Kern. This 1946 MGM biopic is a lavish Technicolor account of the composers life and his music. It begins on the opening night of Showboat in 1927 produced by Florenz Ziegfeld Jr. The title of the movie is “Till the Clouds roll By” and the role of Jerome Kern is played by Robert Walker. Judy Garland portrays Broadway and Ziegfeld star Marilyn Miller in three numbers that are staged by Judy’s husband Vincent Minnelli. Many well-known stars appear in this film. Showtime is Wednesday March 7th at 6:30 p.m. Sunday morning resident’s spent time with friends and family visiting, playing games and catching up on all the happenings throughout the week. Sunday

afternoon Chris Ross from the St. Peters UCC stopped in to offer communion during his church services. The rest of the day was spent relaxing and enjoying the sunshine. Monday morning started out like every Monday morning, Jackie Asher stopped in bright and early to lead Bible Study and Malinda went out and about offering room visits. She spent the majority of the morning visiting with new residents and getting to know what kind of activities they would like to participate in. Bingo was played later that afternoon with several quarter winners and Pam winning the dollar coverall game. Tuesday morning we jumped right into things. We got Fun & Fitness going and then it was time for Sing a Long where we were joined by Pricilla and Maryann. We sang an assortment of songs out of the yellow books. Card Club was held

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with your doctor so (if possible) he or she can prescribe medications that are best covered by your plan. You also need to find out if your insurer has a mail-order service. This would help you to purchase your medications for 20 to 40 percent less. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist: Find out if the medications you’re taking are available in a generic form or a less expensive brand-name drug (you can also look this up online at sites like About 75 percent of all premiums drugs on the market today have a lower-cost alternative. Switching could save you between 20 and 90 percent. Many chains like Wal-Mart, Target, Costco, Kmart, CVS, Walgreens and Kroger sell hundreds of generics for as little as $4 for a 30-day supply and $10 for a 90-day supply. Another cost cutter is to buy your medications in bulk. Many pharmacies give discounts if you buy a three-month supply of drugs versus a 30-day supply. Also, find out if the pills you’re taking can be

can’t wait because “cabin fever” is starting to set in. We started the day with Fun & Fitness then we headed over to the kitchen for “Cookin’ with Chery”. They tried a new recipe that we found on pinterest, we took peeps, dipped them in white chocolate and sprinkled them with an assortment of sprinkles they turned out so cute. We will definitely be looking up more recipes on this site. Thursday afternoon we had poker and pizza which is always a lot of fun. Friday morning Father Secrest from the Immaculate Conception Church stopped in to offer Mass to all the Catholic residents. Malinda also went around with the ice cream cart. Bingo was played later that afternoon with help from Betty and Joann. Saturday Malinda came in and played games with the residents it has been a great week here at Frene Valley!

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that afternoon. We had two tables of Skip Bo and a table of Pinochle. I am so glad they taught me to play it is such a fun game. Wednesday, February 29th was Leap Day so during Fun & Fitness we played leap frog during Fun & Fitness along with several other amusing games. Later that morning Chery and Herb went around hanging up the new calendars for March. After lunch resident’s hurried into the activity room hoping to get a front row seat for our afternoon entertainment Ken Roberts as Elvis and Johnny Cash. Ken always puts on a good show and makes everyone feel like they are the only person in the room. We enjoy having him here to entertain us throughout the year. After dinner residents enjoyed the Wednesday night movie with Glenn. Thursday was the first day of March and it is hard to believe that Spring will be here in 20 days. We

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THURSDAY, FEB. 3, 2012 The Gasconade County Commission met with Northern District Commissioner Matthew Penning and Southern District Commissioner Jerry Lairmore present, and Presiding Commissioner Ron Jost absent. Clerk Lietzow ask who would serve as Presiding for the day; neither volunteered, but Commissioner Lairmore said he would be willing to do it, so Clerk Lietzow appointed him. Session began with Pledge of Allegiance.

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Collector Shawn Schlottach needed to ask for Commission consideration of waiving late fees again on another envelope mailed before Dec. 31, but not received until after Feb. 11 in her office. In this situation, the person called to see why no receipt was mailed to her; when told the payment had not been received, she ask for new amount with penalties and sent it in. The same day the payment with penalties was received in the Collector’s office, the original payment arrived also in the envelope postmarked Dec. 31 and postmarked again Feb. 11. Commission agreed it was an unusual situation and agreed to waive penalties. MOTION - WAIVE PENALTIES FOR SHERRA ROBINSON DUE TO POSTAL COMPLICATIONS Commissioner Penning made a motion to WAIVE PENALTIES FOR SHERRA ROBINSON DUE TO POSTAL COMPLICATIONS. Commissioner Lairmore seconded the motion. The motion passed by vote: Commissioner Lairmore (Yes),Commissioner Penning (Yes),Commissioner Jost (Absent). GENERAL DISCUSSION Commissioner Lairmore said he would be attending GVEZ meeting this afternoon; he reported Preisding Commissioner Jost will likely be out 2-3 weeks longer but is doing much better. He also ask Clerk Lietzow if elected officials and dept. heads would be meeting with Commission to look at budget during March and also to discuss annex plans. Clerk Lietzow said yes, but all agreed after Presiding commissioner Jost returns later in March. Commissioner Lairmore and Clerk Lietzow reported on attending Extension Council annual meeting to swear in newly elected

board members; everyone credits Extension,in particular Robin Kliethermes, for the active role she plays involving kids in Extension programs through 4H and schools. Clerk Lietzow also said County Government Day is scheduled for Friday, April 27. Commissioner Lairmore ask about other agenda items; Clerk Lietzow said some county employees’ had to have tires repaired or replaced due to roofing nails likely from Courthouse roof work and Commission could not justify paying those bills or turning them into insurance because of high deductible. Also, Clerk Lietzow told Commission she was contacted by City of Hermann officials this week, who said after looking at tree situation in front of Courthouse that could interfere with power lines owned by City but powered by Central Electric, a recommendation was made for complete removal of 5 trees discussed a few weeks ago; city will offer 5 trees to replace through their tree program. Both Commissioners’ Lairmore and Penning agreed if city officials and their arborist made that recommendation and Central Electric agreed to do the job, Commission would agree with the recommendation. Commissioner Penning commented that while it was a shame to lose 150 year old trees, it was better than limbs falling onto the public or onto vehicles parked below or the trees falling onto the Courthouse. Commissioner Lairmore said those trees were likely to be hollow, just like the one removed 6 years ago. ADJOURN Acting Presiding Commissioner Lairmore ordered that the Commission adjourn until Thursday, March 1, 2012.

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a resolution to allow this. Clerk Lietzow said she did not contact Presiding Commissioner Jost about this due to his absence from recent sessions for health reasons, especially since Commissioners’ Lairmore and Penning agreed on the issue. Commissioner Penning addressed each question: speed limits he observed were not over 35 mph, company assumed liability, all landowners were contacted as well as Sheriff’s Dept. Mr. Aubuchon said he was present there on both days and witnessed cars going as high as 100 mph and legally the speed limit on county roads is 55, so why would the Prosecuting Attorney not be asked if legally this could be done. Also, he knows landowners who were not contacted. Commissioner Penning said residents living on the road were contacted and Sheriff’s Dept. was on scene and obviously didn’t have a legal problem with speeds. Commissioner Penning further justified the event for the revenue it brought into the county for the participants lodging and food; there are four Rally car events per year and attract large crowds. Commission then opened bids received for tandem dump truck; those present were: Scott Kliethermes, Al Scheppers Motor Co., Jason Barbanell, F&C Truck Sales, and John Volker, Midwest Systems Truck Eqpt. Commissioner Lairmore explained bids would be given to road dept. for their review and determination if specs were met; bidders were invited back to next week’s session in Owensville for the likely bid award. Commissioner Lairmore also ask vendors if they had any problem with specs being too detailed and no one did. GENERAL DISCUSSION




passed by vote: Commissioner Lairmore (Yes),Commissioner Penning (Yes), Commissioner Jost (Absent) ROAD CONCERNS Regarding Valentine Ford road, Commissioner Penning had emailed pictures to Naught- Naught Insurance, about the vehicle damaged by driving into water over that road. Consent forms were received for file from Fred Mertz and Kenny Hoener Jr. for Fork Creek off Hwy. H and from Thomas Blackford on Tschappler road. Commission approved bid specs for grader purchase and box culvert on VanDeven road; Clerk Lietzow will prepare ad and send specs to vendors. Commissioner Lairmore ask Commissioner Penning if he currently serves on COPIC board; according to a newspaper article, they are offering a program that puts young people to work and their organization pays. The road dept. was interested in learning more about it so Commissioner Penning will inquire. Regarding Vermont Sports Cars request to test a rally car on a Gasconade County road Feb. 21 and 22 in preparation for a race in Dent County Feb. 24 and 25, Commissioner Penning received information last week he ask for, forwarded it to Clerk Lietzow who sent it on to Commissioner Lairmore. Their original request was to use a road in south county, but Commissioner Lairmore received some opposition from area residents, so Commissioner Penning moved it to First Creek road in his district. He reported all went well with no damage to the road. Former Commissioner Max Aubuchon ask several questions, regarding speeds travelled, liability coverage, landowner contact, law enforcement contact and did Commission pass

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to build up the endowment fund, which will be used for grants and scholarships given out annually, to develop a credible foundation where donors feel comfortable with the foundation’s mission and continue creating endowments for community projects,” said Lairmore. One of the most unique aspects of OACF is its ability to be diverse when establishing endowments and its ability to fund any type of project as long as it meets the foundation’s purpose and mission within the community, Lairmore said.


THE CITY’S John Roach (above) and OFD’s Jerry Gaska collected spilled fuel from a storm water drop box Friday at Casey’s store.

OWENSVILLE HIGH School sophomore Jordan Linders, of Gerald, was the winner of a $50 gift card from Walmart for her logo design for the Owensville Area Community Foundation. OACF members Kyle Lairmore (left, president) and Glenn Ely (board member) presented Linders with her award on Monday. OHS art students in Sherry White’s class were invited to participate in the logo contest. Walmart donated the prize. PHOTO BY DAVE MARNER

City • from page 1 an actual cost of $262,817. One bid was rejected based on the bidder’s failure to meet truck length and water flow specifications. It was for $294,995. The other bid was for $290,201. Curtis Aytes, deputy chief and chair of the Apparatus Committee, told aldermen the bid from Franco met all specifications. “They’re the same specs,” he said. “They meet the same specs.” Fire department personnel will attend a pre-construction conference to guarantee what they want is what is manufactured. Anticipated delivery is 310 days after the chassis order is placed. Chassis assembly is anticipated to take between 90 and 110 days. The department will pay off its most recent pumper acquisition during the 2012-13 budget year. Tracy said Capital Improvement tax funds can be used to complete the purchase of the new truck when combined with OFD budgeted funds designated for equipment purchases. After the 2013-14 budget, Tracy said the fire department can start paying back the remaining balance of around $166,000 to the Capital Improvement fund with future budgeted resources. Final action on that proposal has been discussed but has not yet been taken, he noted.


SAME CIRCUMSTANCES…DIFFERENT DAY: At around 1 p.m. Thursday a two-vehicle crash occurred at the intersection of Highways 19 and 28 at Walmart. Shane A. Jarvis, 29, of Belle was attempting a make a left turn onto Highway 28 from Eldorado Drive in a 2004 Mazda. Justin M. Blackwell, 20, of Gerald was southbound on 19, crossing 28 onto Eldorado going toward the Walmart parking lot, in a 2001 Ford. Owensville police report Jarvis turned left into the path of Blackwell who avoided a head-on collision by hitting the concrete mount for a metal pole holding up one of the traffic signals. Blackwell was taken by Owensville Area Ambulance District personnel to Mercy Hospital Washington for treatment of minor injuries. Jarvis was able to drive his vehicle from the scene while Blackwell's was removed with significant damage.

The all volunteer fire department receives around $75,000 annually in city personal property and real estate taxes from the city’s General Fund and a similar contribution from membership dues paid by members of the Owensville Rural Fire Protective District. “They presented a solid plan,” said Tracy. “They did their homework. They put a lot of time and

thought into this.” Busy week for OFD Owensville volunteers handled several brush fires Tuesday at high winds sparked fires in burn barrels and rekindled brush fires from the day before or the weekend. On Old Woolam Road, embers from an outdoor wood burning furnace exited the chimney and touched off a 5-acre grass and woods fire at

noon. Firemen were clearing that scene at 2 p.m. when a rekindled fire from Monday was reported near Highway 19 South and Bohemian Highway. At 2:30, firemen from the Mt. Sterling station were called out to a fire in ditch on Route D near Osage County Road 704. Bland firemen were reportedly battling a brush fire Tuesday night. The National Weather Service

on Tuesday issued a “Red Flag Warning” strongly requesting that outdoor burning be attempted due to high winds, low humidity, and dry conditions. OFD also collected about two gallons of the 5 to 7 gallons of fuel spilled at Casey’s on Friday. A fuel delivery driver for the company

told firemen he opened the wrong valve, discharging fuel down the driveway. Some of the fuel ran into a storm water drop box. Firemen and city water department staff scooped out what they could and soaked up the rest using absorbent pads designed for fuel spills. An OFD report was filed with DNR.

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news briefs OHS STUDENT Council hosts an American Red Cross blood drive from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow (Thursday) in the school’s small gym. Student council members have set a goal of receiving donations of 90 units of blood. The public is invited and you may enter the building from the rear entrance into the commons. OHS NATIONAL Honor Society holds an induction ceremony for new members at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the commons area. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the chartering of the OHS NHS chapter. All charter members are invited to attend the program. NHS members observed “Pink Tuesday” this week by selling cotton candy, popcorn, cookies, pink lemonade and cupcakes over the lunch periods as a fund-raiser for the Owensville Area Relay for Life campaign to support the American Cancer Society. OWENSVILLE PARK Board members meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday, March 12, at the Owensville Golf Course clubhouse. MATTHEW COMBS, of Vienna, became the fourth Republican to register as a candidate for the August Primary for the newly created 62nd District. Combs registered Friday and will be listed fourth on the ballot behind Chris Brundick, Argyle, Stephen Wieberg, Freeburg, and Chris Mertz, Bland. First-day registrants received ballot placement based on a random number draw made when they signed up. SCENIC REGIONAL Library in Owensville, 107 North First, holds a free class on Thursday, March 8, from 2-3 p.m. to demonstrate how to use an e-reader to download the library’s collection of free e-books. This hands-on class will allow the user to learn the basics when using their device. The library’s e-books are compatible with the Kindle, Nook, Kobo, iPad, Sony and other e-readers and tablet computers. Participants may bring in their own devices for hands-on instruction. Pre-registration is required by calling 437-2188.


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Owensville Elementary School third-grade teacher Carman Newman reads (left) to her students Friday afternoon during the school’s celebration of the life of Dr. Theodor Seuss Geisel. The event, celebrated on or about March 2 every year since 1998 by the National Education Association’s Read Across America program, commemorates the birthday of the author known to generations for his Dr. Seuss book characters and movies and calls attention to the critical role of reading in the lives of adults and students.

Swiss Meat & Sausage wins at state Wood files for re-election as Division I Circuit Judge Swiss Meat & Sausage Company received recognition for their smoked meat and sausage products at the Missouri Association of Meat Processor’s (MAMP) 73rd annual convention and trade show held March 24 at the Holiday Inn Executive Center in Columbia. The Gasconade County firm was among the top, most awardwinning meat companies at this year’s competition. Bringing home first place, Grand Champion honors for Swiss Meat, was the firm’s hickory smoked bone-in-ham. Their smoked bratwurst, and the restructured beef jerky, were awarded Best of Show. Reserve Grand Champion status was awarded for their dry cured smoked bacon and fully cooked corned beef — notable in Swiss Meat’s popular grilled rueben. Champion honors went to their hickory smoked sugar cured bacon and reserve champion honors went to German bologna and one of their newest sausage creations — bacon cheddar potato bratwurst. This bratwurst also proved to be a big hit with thousands of attendees at the 25th Working Women’s Survival Show Feb. 24-26 at the St. Charles Convention Center, according to Swiss Meats. “We are fortunate to have a group of dedicated employees who are as passionate about the meat

industry as we are,” said Bill Sloan, president of Swiss Meat. “We are proud of each and every person on our team, as it takes a good team to build a good business. They are all instrumental in carrying out our company motto which is, ‘A Family Business that Treats you like Family.’” This meat competition, the only Missouri contest of its kind, selected the finest in cured, smoked, fresh and other specialty products from more than 300 entries in 20 classes including hams, bacons, sausage, jerky, snack sticks, poultry and beef products. Products are judged by University of Missouri food science staff, retired MU meat scientist professors, meat processors and food industry professionals. Entries are judged based on external appearance, eye appeal, internal appearance, aroma, and taste. MAMP was founded in 1939 and represents more than 115 small-and medium-sized meat processing operations. MAMP’s objectives are to assist the small meat plants to produce safe products and to help them create “niche” markets that enable them to provide services that meet the needs of the consumer. Swiss Meat staff attending the event along with owners Bill and Pat Sloan were Sharon and Tony Fennewald, Glenn Brandt, Tami Clark, and Janice and Gene Thomas.

GASCONADE COUNTY Pachyderm Club hosts an informational meeting and meal with discussion topic of “County Caucus System — How it Works and its Purpose” at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 12, at Swiss Evangelical Church along Highway 19. Missouri has not bound presidential voting delegates this way since 1996. Those wondering how the upcoming county caucus will work are invited to attend. Janet Engelbach, Jefferson County’s GOP central committee chair and chair of the 3rd Congressional GOP Committee, is the guest speaker. The Owensville Teen-Age Republicans (OTARS) will provide an update of their activities. Dan Engemann has more information at (573) 690-2324 or OWENSVILLE HIGH School graduate Nathan Gargus performed March 4 with the Central Methodist University percussion section during a joint concert by The CMU Chorale and the Conservatory Singers at Linn Memorial United Methodist Church on the campus in Fayette. Gargus is a sophomore at CMU.

Presiding 20th Circuit Judge Gael D. Wood filed for re-election for the Division I post he has held since January 2001. Wood filed his notice of candidacy as a Republican on Monday morning. He will face an Aug. 7 Primary challenge from Republican Cynthia Marie (Cindy) Eckelkamp who filed her notice Feb. 28 on the opening day of filing. Eckelkamp, a former Circuit Judge herself, will be listed first on the Republican ballot. Both are from Washington.

Wood has handled cases at every level of the state court system. He has served as a municipal judge in Washington and Owensville, and since being elected circuit judge, he has handled virtually every class and type of case including special appointment to the Missouri Court of Appeals, and the Missouri Supreme Court. The Missouri Supreme Court has asked him to assist with the handling of cases in numerous other counties. He has recently been assigned to hear a first-degree

murder case in Washington County. Wood was elected in 2001 by his fellow circuit judges to serve as presiding judge, a position to he was re-elected to every two years. As presiding judge, Wood has the administrative responsibility for all judicial matters in the 20th Circuit which includes Franklin, Gasconade and Osage counties. As presiding judge, he has helped develop drug and DWI courts, video docketing, and on-call judges for adult abuse proection orders.

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Sharing Seuss with his classmates

Owensville Elementary School fourth-grader Jesse Massengale reads the Dr. Seuss book “Six by Seuss” on Friday afternoon to his classmates in Amy Estes’ classroom. Estes sought volunteers to read a Seuss book in the closing minutes of the day and he was the first to volunteer. His classmates gave him a round of applause when he finished.

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House reverses college cuts with state funding for blind

Your State Representative

Tom Loehner

Reporting to the 112th District with


MSTA representatives voice opposition to HB 1740 This past week we had quite a few visitors to the capitol. The prosecuting attorneys from Gasconade County, Ada Brehe-Kreuger, and Maries County, Terry Daley-Schwartze, were at the capitol for Prosecuting Attorney Day. Also visiting with the Missouri State Teachers’ Association were several groups of teachers from the district. These teachers were all lobbying against HB 1740 which deals with everything from transfer scholarships to formula funding fit, to teacher tenure. I had great discussions with both groups. I also have to mention our most frequent visitor, Norb Plassmeyer. He often shares his wealth of knowledge with me on various subjects that he’s involved with at the capitol and outside the capitol. Needless to say, the two of us also have great discussions and I do appreciate his input! House floor debate this week was very active on a small number of bills. It seems that we have certain times of the year when all the controversial bills come to the floor. We have hours of floor debate on a couple of bills. Then the next week we hear several bills with little or no debate. You never know what you will have. Some bills seem rather simple and then turn complicated through amendments on a certain point that comes up during debate. One of the bills we passed was HB 1072 establishing the Volunteer Health Services Act. This bill allows for no additional license or certificate for a licensed health care practitioner who, without compensation, voluntarily renders health care services if those services are within his or her scope of practice. It exempts a volunteer health care provider from civil liability for any act or omission resulting in the rendering of the services if the act or omission is not a result of a person’s gross negligence or willful misconduct. HB 1072 exempts specified volunteer crisis response team members from tort liability under certain circumstances. Notes from Josh Tellman, legislative intern The Agriculture Policy Committee was in full swing this past Tuesday hearing only one new bill and going into executive session on two bills. Rep. Jason Holsman brought forth HB 1660 to the committee which dealt with Urban Agriculture Zones. Our own Rep. Tom Loehner worked with Rep. Holsman on this bill. This bill’s design creates a definition for an “urban agriculture zone” (UAZ), sets requirements that UAZ’s must meet in order to be approved by municipalities, and creates guidelines for municipalities to review any UAZ in their jurisdiction. This bill was written to create opportunities for urban areas to create jobs, reduce produce deserts, revitalize abandoned properties, and increase agricultural education and awareness in urban areas. Along with the benefits this bill is trying to create it will also establish a fund from revenue taxes collected from the UAZ’s which schools can apply for to develop gardens on school property. Rep. Holsman received many thanks from committee members for his work on the bill and there were many speakers in support of it as well. No one spoke against the bill. The committee then went to executive session on two bills. The first bill heard was HB 1363, The Exhibition of Livestock at Fairs and Exposition. This bill was amended as promised and the amendment gave national, state, and local fair or expositions to have the authority to establish rules and fees for participating in its individual events. This bill was voted Do Pass by a vote of 14-0. The second bill heard in executive session was HB 1364. This bill concerned rodeos and guarantees the right of an individual to conduct and participate in rodeos and would prohibit any law, ordinance, or rule restricting the conducting of or participating in rodeos. This bill was amended and the amendment gave more authority to municipalities to regulate rodeos. This bill, as amended, also passed by a vote of 14-0.

By Jordan Shapiro State Capitol Bureau JEFFERSON CITY — The top budget leader in the Missouri House announced his plan Thursday to restore the proposed cut to public universities by eliminating a state program for the blind. House Budget chairman Rep. Ryan Silvey, R-Kansas City, plans on ending a $28 million program for the blind in order to reverse the 15 percent cut to public universities called for by Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon. “The governor’s assault on higher education ends today,” Silvey said. Nixon released a written statement after Silvey’s plan was announced and called the cuts to the program for the blind “just plain wrong. We should not, and cannot, remove the funding for this program that allows thousands of Missourians to remain in their own homes,” Nixon said in his statement. Silvey’s plan would add a total of $106 million more than Nixon’s proposal giving colleges the same amount of money they are getting this year. Rep. Chris Kelly, D-Columbia, said he applauded Silvey’s work to restore the cuts to colleges, but did not agree with taking money from the blind. “I would rather go into the administration of state government for the cuts than the blind,” Kelly said. To restore Nixon’s higher education cuts, Silvey took $28 million from the Supplemental Aid to the Blind program which provides care for 2,800 people, who make too much money to qualify for Medicaid. The program averages $10,000 per person in the program. Blindness is the only condition in Missouri to have this special fund, according to Silvey. “It’s about a fundamental question of fairness in the disability community,” he said. Rep. Jeanne Kirkton, D-St. Louis County, said she was “cautious” about taking money from this program. “These people have been cut so deeply in the past years. We have an obligation to take care of our most vulnerable,” Kirkton said. A top Democrat on the House Budget Committee said the cuts to the blind needed more discussion but the lack of state funds available makes these decisions difficult. “Clearly there is no money,” said Rep. Sara Lampe, D-Springfield. Silvey also cut a $5 million increase to local school district funding that Nixon had proposed. Silvey said the increase would only have been worth $5 per pupil. “I ended the governor’s election

year political stunt,” Silvey said. The new budget plan takes into account a $10 million boost in lottery sales beyond what Nixon projected. It also includes $40 million from a national mortgage settlement, which Nixon had requested be used to soften the blow from his initial higher education cuts. It also makes changes to the governor’s proposal for a pay raise for state employees. Nixon originally had called for the raise to take effect in January instead of July, when the state’s fiscal year begins. Silvey’s plan pushes the start date for the raise to July, but only for employees earning less than $70,000 a year. The House Budget Committee will begin mark-up on the state’s $23 billion budget next week. Tilley ‘proud’ to induct Rush Limbaugh into Missouri Hall A week after he called a Georgetown University law student a “slut,” radio personality Rush Limbaugh is slated to be inducted into the Hall of Famous Missourians. House Speaker Rep. Steve Tilley, R-Perryville, said he was “proud” to be the one to induct Limbaugh. “He certainly is deserving of being in the Hall of Famous Missourians,” Tilley said calling Limbaugh one of the most recognized radio personality in the county. Limbaugh drew heavy criticism for his comments last week when he called law student Sandra Fluke a “slut” and a “prostitute” on his radio show. Limbaugh later apologized for his remarks and said his “choice of words were not the best.” Rep. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis City, said she is “praying” that Tilley reverses his decision to honor Limbaugh, calling the induction a “slap in the face for all the women in Missouri.” Senate rejects Tax Commission plan to increase ‘grades’ on agricultural land The Missouri Senate beat the weekend deadline to approve House Concurrent Resolution 8 and voted in favor to reject the State Tax Commission’s recommendation to increase the grades of agricultural land that could be taxed based on their productivity and yield. The resolution was approved in a 19-8 vote. Sen. Brian Munzlinger, R-Williamstown, sponsored the bill, and said that in light of recent natural disasters that have afflicted Missouri, farmers can’t afford to pay the increased taxes. “Following 2011, where we had multiple disasters in ‘Ag Country,’ with the floods, droughts, straight

Your State Representative

Dave Schatz

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(573) 751-6668 or email at

Concerns for veterans a priority in proposed legislation Our veterans are true patriots who embody the American Spirit. They sacrifice time with their families and put their lives on the line to ensure we continue to live in liberty. Since they have served us so honorably, it should be our obligation to take care of them after they have fulfilled their tour of duty. This is a value all Missourians share, and the reason we included it in our Blueprint for Missouri. This week, in a bipartisan effort, we came together to take care of our veterans by passing HB 1731, a bill ensuring our veterans continue to receive the care they deserve. Our veterans’ homes are currently facing a funding crisis. If the necessary funding isn’t found, the Veterans’ Commission will have to start closing homes in 2013. Here in the Missouri House we have been working hard to find a dedicated funding source for our veterans to fix this funding problem and keep our veterans’ homes open for business. HB 1731 provides a steady stream of funding to our veterans by giving them the casino admission fees they originally received in the 1990s. Under this provision, our veterans will receive an additional $30 million which is enough money to keep our homes open and viable for years to come. (The bill passed by a vote of 137 to 14. It will now move to the Senate for approval and would require a public vote before the amendment is added, the State Capitol Bureau reported this week). We are currently operating seven homes that serve 1,350 servicemen and women, and there is a waiting list of around 1,700 who are desperately in need of care. HB 1731 not only provides the operating funds for our current homes, but also provides enough funding to replenish the Veterans Commission Capital Improvement Trust Fund so we can fill the needs of those on the waiting list. For us to give the casino admission fees back to our veterans, we had to find a new stream of revenue for early childhood education. HB 1731 protects this priority by giving them a percentage of the lottery proceeds paid out to education. By funding early childhood education through the lottery, we can continue funding these vital programs while ensuring that the lottery’s constitutionally mandated mission to fund education continues. It is important to note that we are not taking money away from early childhood education, and we are not taking money away from our public schools. We actually increase funding to each of these departments with an extra $4.5 million going to early childhood education and $6 million going to our public schools. On top of that, the legislation ensures that education will continue receiving at least 30.5 percent of all lottery proceeds in the future. When we come together to solve a problem, we can accomplish the unthinkable. Both our veterans and our children are priorities here in the Missouri House. With HB 1731, we were able to fix the funding crisis of our veterans’ homes while protecting our education priorities. As some might say, it was a win-win situation. winds, tornadoes…everything that really made 2011 not a very good year…I personally didn’t think it was a good time to be raising taxes,” said Munzlinger. There was push back by senators from urban and suburban areas of the state, who said they doubted that the agriculture industry had as bad of a year as they claimed and said that it was unfair that farmers have not seen tax increases in 15 years. “I have read articles that the farming industry was one of the

bright spots in the economy this year,” said Sen. Tim Green, D-St. Louis City. This week the House Budget Committee released their proposed budget bills for the 2013 state fiscal year. Legislators will be forced to make cuts to keep the state budget balanced and this process must be complete by May 11. The legislature will begin their annual spring break upon adjournment next week and will not return to Jefferson City until Monday, March 19.

The politics of trout fishing

By State Sen. Dan Brown Sometimes, it’s nice to simply put politics aside for a while and concentrate on something more relaxing. Take fishing, for example. Opening day of Missouri’s Catch-and-Keep trout season began at 6:30 a.m., Thursday, March 1. Many of the state’s crystal clear streams run through our district, and thousands of anglers were present and ready to celebrate one of the world’s most popular pastimes. The beautiful Maramec Spring Park, located in Crawford County between St. James and Cuba, is Missouri’s fifth largest spring, and one of the most popular attractions for anglers young and old. A timehonored tradition at the hatchery provides fishing enthusiasts with plenty of “lunkers” (trouts of 10 pounds or more) to fuel their excitement for this growing sport. The hatchery produces about 100,000 trout every year, and visitors can feed the hatchlings. In addition, Montauk State Park, near Salem, also features an on-site hatchery and trout fishing along the beautiful banks of the Current River. Three separate fishing areas are available for catch-and-release, fly fishing, and artificial/natural bait use. Both state parks also feature many amenities for those interested in activities other than fishing, such as scenic hiking trails, campgrounds, picnic areas, cabins and other attractions that are designed to please the entire family. I encourage both my colleagues and friends at the Capitol, as well as all Missourians, to take a break from the everyday stress of work, politics or anything else — leave it all behind — and come enjoy a relaxing weekend at one of our many beautiful state parks.

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Robotics lab for 21stCCL project

Gasconade County R-2 School District students in the 21st Century Community Learning Center grant program had the chance to explore the world of robotics during after-school sessions in late January. Robin Kliethermes with the University of Extension office in Owensville (top left) works with Carson Bushdieker and Seth Lunceford on the assembly of a vehicle they were creating along with Harry Rohr and Robbie Garris (top, middle). Ashley Shockley, Paige Heckelmann, and Jade LeStarge (above, from left) sort out components for the vehicle they were creating. William Burnett, Sklyer Emo, William Melendez, and Henry Burnett (below, from left) work together to install a piece which completed a section of their project. Gears (left) and wheels are sorted out as the process begins. A table-full of sorted out pieces await installation (clockwise, from far left) by Colten Rademacher, Michael Tedeschi, Chris Ripley, and Hayden Schoenfeld. The Strive for Robotics Workshop was held at Owensville Elementary School for three hours and included students in the fourth through eighth grades. An introductory class to sewing is in progress this week at OES and a drama class began Monday. The drama class will continue for the next six weeks in preparation for the presentation of a play to their parents or guardians.

OES mammals Bill and Jody Miles of Earth’s Classroom presented after-school programs this winter on Missouri Mammals at both Owensville and Gerald Elementary. Bill shared pelts from a variety of mammals and taught students at OES about various habitats and food sources for different mammals. Jody worked with students to create plaster casts of footprints from a variety of mammals. Darren Wilson (top, far left) and Raidon Fowler mix up their plaster. Jody works with students Harm Rademacher, Jim Jenkins, Hailey Keeney, Breydon Estes, Tyler Mogensen, and Lia Kyzer on their plaster casts.




Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Davis becomes Owensville Dutchgirl basketball’s all-time leading scorer BY WILL JOHNSON Republican Sports Editor Although it took over 23 years, Owensville Dutchgirl basketball has its second player to reach 1,000 career points and a new all-time scoring leader in the history of the program. “In order to earn the success she has enjoyed, Kati (Davis) has really pushed herself on the court and in the classroom over the last four years,” Dutchgirl head basketball coach Dwayne Clingman said. “I could not be any more prouder of her and she is just one of those athletes that any coach would dream to be able to work with for any amount of time.” During their road game at St. James in late January, Dutchgirl basketball senior See Davis on Page 15

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Pink day at the ballpark Owensville Dutchmen baseball and the Owensville High School chapter of the National Honor Society are teaming up against a very important cause. “Pink Day at the Ballpark is going to be something great for our community, our school district and all of those involved,” Dutchmen head baseball coach Tim Nagel said. “I think it will be fun to see how much we can impact the community and raise cancer awareness throughout our school and community through this new event.” Dutchmen head baseball coach Tim Nagel, OHS National Honor Society sponsor Connie Warden See Will on Page 15

KATI DAVIS (right) looks to pass the ball around the long arm of Borgia Lady Knight Kathleen Lindemann during district semifinal action at Union High School two weeks ago. PHOTO BY WILL JOHNSON

OHS ballers collect conference, district postseason honors BY WILL JOHNSON Republican Sports Editor Owensville Dutchmen and Dutchgirl basketball may be over for the season, but that has not stopped three OHS athletes from earning a few postseason honors. Enduring a 1-24 season earned Dutchmen basketball senior Shawnee Wright a pair of postseason accolades from the Four Rivers Conference (FRC) and the coaches of the recent Class 4, District 9 Basketball Tournament held at Union High School. “I am proud of the well-deserved honors (all-district/all-conference) that Shawnee received,” Dutchmen head basketball coach Josh Vinyard said. “He averaged almost double figures in points and rebounds in both conference and non-conference games. He put the program first and stuck with it this year, and did not follow the trend set by his senior classmates. Also,

as a coach, I don’t think we give parents enough credit at times when we coach great kids. Valery and Eddie have given him a personable skill set and maturity that you obviously don’t find in too many high school kids. It is easy to play a sport when you know the wins are coming, and it is an entirely different thing to stick with something that you’ve started knowing full well that nothing will come easy. We need more Dutchmen like this young man. Earning enough votes, Wright was named to the nine-man Class 4, District 9 All-Tournament Team. The Dutchmen senior earned All-FRC Honorable Mention status in voting by the conference coaches Saturday morning. For maintaining a 3.25 grade-point average and earning a varsity letter, Wright was also named to the FRC All-Academic See Ballers on Page 14

SHAWNEE WRIGHT (left) lets a pass go during senior-night action on Valentine’s Day at Owensville High School against St. Clair’s Bulldogs. HANNAH ROACH (above, right) eyes the basket for a possible shot with Borgia defender Morgan Spradling (44) getting a hand up to contest the shot. Both Owensville basketball teams saw their seasons end in district action at Union High School two weeks ago. PHOTOS BY WILL JOHNSON

OMS spikers sweep Hermann for county bragging rights BY WILL JOHNSON Republican Sports Editor Coming off a tough loss in three sets on the road last Tuesday at Pacific (14-25, 25-23 and 23-25), Gayle Hinch’s 7th Grade Dutchgirls were hoping a little home cooking would get them back on the winning track last Thursday against Hermann. Needing only two sets, Owensville took the match and county bragging rights by scores of 25-13 and 25-16. Trading points early in game one, Dutchgirl Madison Rowe took over serving duties with an 8-5 lead. Recording five points in a row, including three aces, Rowe gave OMS a 13-5 lead midway through game one. Continuing to trade points via errors, Owensville took a 21-13 lead with Savannah Ellis stepping behind the serving line. Recording three straight aces, Ellis went on to serve out the final four points of game one in OMS’ 25-13 victory. Enduring several ties and lead changes

in the early stages of game two, the Dutchgirls took a 10-9 lead and handed service duties over to Dani Becker. Answering the bell, Becker served up seven points in a row ballooning Owensville’s lead to 17-9 over the Lady Bearcats in game two. Three service points from Kassidy Miller and a kill on match point by Ellis completed a two-game sweep of Hermann by the Dutchgirls with a 25-16 win. Becker recorded a team-high seven service points while Taylor Ruth and Ellis led the Dutchgirls with four aces each. Knocking off Pacific on the road in two sets last Tuesday by scores of 25-13 and 25-12, Jane Horstmann’s 8th grade Dutchgirls were going for a sweep of Hermann and a 4-0 start to the season. Both goals were accomplished, but not without being pushed to a third set. Putting the pedal to the medal, Owensville completed a sweep of Hermann with See OMS on Page 14

DANI ROBLOW (left) bumps the ball up in the air waiting to see if either Hailey Diestelkamp (center) or Jenna Mentz (right) send it back over the net toward Hermann’s Lady Bearcats in home volleyball action Thursday night at Owensville Elementary School. PHOTO BY WILL JOHNSON

sports briefs 2012 OHS SPRING SPORTS previews can be seen in next weeks edition of The Gasconade County Republican.

OHS Sports This Week OMS Dutchgirl Volleyball 3/8 OMS at Sullivan 5:30 p.m. 3/10 OMS 8th Grade Volleyball Tournament at OHS (See page 15 for tournament information) 3/12 OMS vs. N. H. 5:30 p.m. 3/13 OMS at Union 5:30 p.m. *All OMS Dutchgirl volleyball home matches will be played at Owensville Elementary School and be 7th/8th grade doubleheaders unless otherwise noted.

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Ballers • from page 13 Team. Fellow Dutchmen teammates joining Wright were Ben Angell, Terrick Ellis, Landon Farrell, Cole Farris, Keaten Matheny and Nathan Smith. Dutchgirl basketball also had several players earn recognition for their efforts on and off the basketball court from the FRC. Earning spots on the 10-person Class 4, District 9 All-District Team were the OHS senior duo of Kati

Davis and Hannah Roach. Both were also selected to the All-FRC Girls Basketball Teams with Davis earning first-team honors and Roach garnering honorable mention status. Dutchgirl basketball players earning All-FRC All-Academic honors included Emily Ellis, Miranda Robertson, Kristen Charboneau, Grace Schlottach, Laura Smith and Davis.

2011-12 All Four Rivers Conference Boys Basketball 1st Team

*Jake Schannuth, 12, Hermann *Cullen VanLeer, 9, Pacific *Justin Biermann, 10, Sullivan *Justin Lineback, 12, St. James *Neyko Dominguez, 11, St. Clair *Patrick Moody, 12, Sullivan Jake Ford, 11, St. James Jack Mueller, 11, St. James Ryan Coons, 11, Union Derrick Moore, 12, Pacific * Unanimous Selection

Honorable Mention

Brandon Ford, 11, Union Ethan Kirchhofer, 12, Hermann Ryan Menke, 12, New Haven Murray Schwengels, 12, Pacific Lance Gerlemann, 12, New Haven Charlie Tritch, 12, New Haven Craig Winkelmann, 10, Hermann Adam Brott, 11, St. Clair Ryan Jones, 12, Pacific Shawnee Wright, 12, Owensville Best 6th Man: Uriah Heady, 12, Sullivan

OMS • from page 13

sports briefs OKWC WRESTLERS competed over the weekend in their district tournament in Mexico, Mo., with 13 grapplers qualifying for their regional tournament on Saturday, March 10 in Jackson, Mo. Regional qualifiers ranging in age from eight to 14 include Dakota Martin, Domanic Carroll, Bailey Angell, Blaine Schoenfeld, Taylor Smith, Ashley Martin, Colton Moore, Bryce Mistler, Patrick Martin, Jace Ellis, Wyatt Lauth, Christian Tripoli and Wyatt Harrell.

Hermann Jonathan Baumstark Zach Hackmann Ethan Kirchhofer Grant Ruediger Jake Schannuth Craig Winkelmann

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Dutchgirls also swept Bourbon in two sets Monday night on the road in Crawford County. Thursday night, both teams will travel to Sullivan Middle School to take on the Lady Eagles with the 7th grade match starting at 5:30 p.m.

KASSIDY MILLER (above, left) keeps her eye on an incoming ball as Dutchgirl teammate Shelby Oberle hopes for a chance to put a ball away against Hermann last Thursday at OES.

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their win in three sets (25-22, 15-25 and 25-10). Utilizing service runs by Dani Roblow and Katelynn Schulte, OMS built themselves a 14-4 lead over the Lady Bearcats in game one. Behind the serving of Hermann’s Cameron Hackmann, the Lady Bearcats trimmed the Dutchgirl lead to 14-12. Having to earn every point the rest of the set, Owensville escaped game one on top, 25-22. Scrapping through six ties and six lead changes at the halfway point of game two, Owensville saw Hermann get service runs from Tiera Walkenbach and Alyssa Elfline to help them take the second set by a score of 25-15 and force a third game to decide the match. Behind the serving of Schulte, the Dutchgirls jumped out to a 7-1 lead in game three and never let the Lady Bearcats back in the set en route to a match-clinching 25-10 win in game three. Schulte recorded a team-high 10 service points and was among four Dutchgirls with two aces including Alayna Abney, Hailey Diestelkamp and Erika Ellis. Ellis also added a team-high four kills against the Lady Bearcats. Both the 7th and 8th grade

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8th Grade Dutchgirls host annual volleyball tournament Saturday

School Principal Kurt Keller said. “There has never been a time when I felt Kati’s effort and desire to do her best on and off the court could have been questioned.” Throughout all four years in a Dutchgirl uniform, Davis has made either the All-FRC Honorable Mention or All-FRC First Teams as voted upon by all eight coaches in the conference. Not only has Davis been honored for her play on the court, but also for her hard work and efforts in the classroom. Earning All-FRC Academic honors throughout all of high school, the Dutchgirl senior has been able to maintain at least a 3.9 cumulative grade point average with the minimum gpa being a 3.25 to earn All-FRC Academic recognition. “Kati is not only a great player, but she is also a hard-working student in the classroom,” Clingman said. “She always gets it done on the court and in her grades with a GPA of 3.9 or better.” Senior teammate Hannah Roach has been right there with Davis over the last four years. “It has been an honor to be able to be one of her teammates over the last four years,” Dutchgirl senior Hannah Roach said. “We’ve been waiting for her to accomplish what she has for a long time.” Regarded as one of the best female athletes to walk through the halls of OHS, Davis will get to continue her athletic career at the next level. Last month, the Dutchgirl senior signed a national letter of intent to play both volleyball and basketball at Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Mo.

KATI DAVIS (above, center) looks to get a shot off in traffic during senior night action against St. Clair’s Lady Bulldogs back on Valentine’s Day.

2011-12 Girls All Four Rivers Conference - All Academic Owensville Emily Ellis Kati Davis Miranda Robertson Kristen Charboneau Grace Schlottach Laura Smith

2011-12 All Four Rivers Conference Girls Basketball

Hermann Jamie Gleeson Karinne Lane Kristen Leimkuehler Laura Rethemeyer Tesla Ruediger Mikaela Ruga Hannah Steinbeck Kali Stiers

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and the Owensville Area Relay For Life have joined forces to promote cancer awareness through the first annual Pink Day at the Ballpark coming on Monday, April 2 when the Dutchmen will host Sullivan’s Eagles at Memorial Field with a 4:30 p.m., first pitch. “I feel that this is a great opportunity for our high school students to show their support for the Relay For Life and unite with others in the first against cancer,” OHS NHS sponsor Connie Warden said. To help promote awareness and raise funds at the same time, the Dutchmen baseball team will be selling a special edition pink cancer awareness baseball T-shirt. Cotton T-shirts will be $12 and dri-fit Tshirts will be $15. Contact Nagel, Warden or OHS assistant baseball coach Kevin Lay by calling (573) 437-2323 during school hours if you are interested in buying a shirt. Everyone who has bought a shirt will get free admission to the April 2 baseball game and be invited down to the field for a pregame ceremony. Shirts will be on sale now through Tuesday, March 20.

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Pacific. Matches in pool play will be two games to 25 with a 27-point cap. Games will also start tied at 6-6 to keep the tournament moving. Jane Horstmann’s 8th Grade Dutchgirls currently own victories over three teams in pool B with those being Hermann, Bland and Pacific. Upon the conclusion of pool play, the top two teams out of each pool will advance to championship bracket play slated to start at around 3:30 p.m. Ties will be broken by head to head competition, point differential and total points in that order. A championship plaque will be presented to the team winning the tournament and medals will be given to the top four teams. Admission charges for the entire day of the tournament will be $2 for adults and $1 for students with no passes being honored.

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BY WILL JOHNSON Republican Sports Editor Saturday morning, 10 middle school volleyball teams will converge on Owensville High School for the annual Owensville 8th Grade Volleyball Invitational. Pool play for the tournament on Saturday, March 10 will begin with matches at 8 a.m., with the last matches of pool play beginning at approximately 2:45 p.m. Matches will begin every 45 minutes and could possibly start sooner if the tournament is ahead of schedule throughout the day. Teams making up Pool A include Owensville, Union, St. Clair, Sullivan and Washington. Times for OMS’ pool matches will be 8 a.m. (vs. Union), 9:30 a.m. (vs. Washington), 11:45 a.m. (vs. St. Clair), and 2 p.m., (vs. Sullivan). Making up pool B and the rest of the tournament field are St. James, Hermann, New Haven, Bland and


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Kati Davis surpassed Teresa (Holzschuh) Schulte’s career scoring mark of 1,145 points to become Owensville High School’s new all-time leading scorer in girls basketball. Davis finished her outstanding OHS basketball career with 1,237 career points and 1,155 rebounds. “Kati (Davis) has worked hard over the last four years to get where she is today and I’m proud of her for all of her accomplishments,” 1989 Owensville High School graduate Teresa (Holzschuh) Schulte said. Schulte’s single-season scoring record of 440 points achieved during the 1988-89 basketball season still stands to this day. During her senior season, Davis put up career highs in points with 340 and rebounds pulling down 336. Both of those numbers were good for averages of over 12 per contest in each statistical category. “I didn’t think that I was going to be able to do what I have done over the last four years,” Dutchgirl senior Kati Davis said. “I’m really going to miss Owensville and Coach (Dwayne) Clingman when I graduate in May. Her 12.4 rebounds per game put her in fourth place in the St. Louis area according to Career highs for average came during Davis’ junior season in a Dutchgirl uniform. Averaging 14.4 points a game and grabbing 13.8 rebounds per contest, Davis’ rebounding numbers were good enough to lead the St. Louis area. “The thing that stands out to me the most is how Kati (Davis) tries so very hard,” Owensville High

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CHAPTER 9: Fido, A Presidential Pooch

Lazin’ around the house, warmin’ my paws in a sunspot as Walt and I ruminate about what life would have been like in the 1860s for Fido, a Midwest mutt. I’d forfeit my favorite chew toy to share a cup of Joe with Fido, the beloved pet of Abraham Lincoln, a backwoods, selfeducated man smart enough to love dogs, as well as his fellow man. Before Lincoln moved into the White House he lived in Springfield, Ill., with his wife, Mary, and three sons. Lincoln practiced law and got into politics there. He often walked to his law office or up the street for a cup of coffee, Fido by his side. Everyone knows boys appreciate “snips and snails and puppydog tails.” Abe never outgrew his boyhood love of dogs and animals in general.

moved to Washington, D.C., he opted not to take Fido along—he thought the mutt might be traumatized by the relocation. There would be a lot of hubbub surrounding the swearing in ceremony and such at the Capitol, and Fido wasn’t good at playing his brave cards. The retriever mutt-mix was dear to Lincoln’s heart, and as spoiled as a lump of Limburger cheese left outside on a Missouri dog day. The mongrel was a Yankee Doddle Dandy, but courageous he wasn’t. So Lincoln set about finding an adoptive home for Fido, locating a Springfield resident to take care of the pooch in the manner to which he’d been accustomed. I don’t blame Walt—he’s the best—but at my house, I have to settle for a simple board floor or slumber on a worn, foamrubber bed covered with a red-plaid cover that doesn’t hint of a sleep-number. Not Fido. His favorite place to catch a nap and dream of cats was a petite, horsehair couch. The couch sounds lux, but I’m squeamish about the horsehair innards. Back in the day, some period furniture was stuffed with the hair of horses. “Nay, nay,” I say.

Union to preserve, and if he hadn’t been elected, America might be totally different than it is today. Sad to say, the president didn’t see his old dog friend again, but Fido saw his master. When Lincoln’s body was sent back to Illinois by train, Fido greeted mourners who had gathered to grieve their fallen president.

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1 Administrator’s Notices IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF GASCONADE COUNTY, MISSOURI PROBATE Case No: 12GA-PR00008 In the Estate of PAUL EDWARD ISBELL, Deceased, NOTICE OF LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION GRANTED (Supervised Administration) To all Persons Interested in the Estate of PAUL EDWARD ISBELL, Decedent: On 10-FEB-2012, the following individual was appointed the personal representative of the estate of PAUL EDWARD ISBELL, decedent, by the Probate Division of the Circuit Court of Gasconade County, Missouri. The personal representative’s business address and phone number is: FAY B OWSLEY, 3287 HWY 19, OWENSVILLE, MO 65066 573-6807004. The personal representative’s attorney’s name, business address and phone number is: P DENNIS BARKS, 127 EAST 4TH STREET, HERMANN, MO 65041, 573-486-3124. All creditors of said decedent are notified to file claims in court within six months from the date of the first publication of this notice or if a copy of this notice was mailed to, or served upon, such creditor by the personal representative, then within two months from the date it was mailed or served, whichever is later, or be forever barred to the fullest extent permissible by law. Such six-month period and such two-month period do not extend the limitation period that would bar claims one year after the decedent’s death, as provided in Section 473.444, RSMo, or any other applicable limitations periods. Nothing in Section 473.033, RSMo, shall be construed to bar any action against a decedent’s liability insurance carrier through a defendant ad litem pursuant to Section 537.021, RSMo. Date of the decedent’s death: 16-DEC-2011 Date of first publication: 07-MAR-2012 Margaret Coulter, Clerk Receipt of this notice by mail should not be constructed by the recipient to indicate that the recipient necessarily has a beneficial interest in the estate. The nature and extent of any person’s interest, if any, can be determined from the files and records of this estate in the Probate Division of the above referenced Circuit Court. 4t-29 gcr

1 Administrator’s Notices IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF GASCONADE COUNTY, MISSOURI PROBATE DIVISION Case No: 09GA-PR00062 In the Estate of ESTHER VICTORIA PIEZUCH, Deceased, NOTICE OF FILING OF FINAL SETTLEMENT AND PETITION FOR DISTRIBUTION (Sec. 473.587, RSMo) TO ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN THE ESTATE OF Esther Victoria Piezuch, Deceased: You are hereby notified that the undersigned Personal Representative will file a Final Settlement and Petition for determination of the persons who are the successors in interest to the personal/real property, in the decedent and of the extent and character of their interest therein and for distribution of such property, in the Probate Division of the Circuit Court of Gasconade County, Missouri, on March 26, 2012, or as may be continued by the Court, and that any objections or exceptions to such Final Settlement or Petition or any item thereof must be in writing and filed within twenty days after the filing of such Final Settlement. Personal Representative: Mary Jean Henley, 5401 Giesing Hill Road, Hartsburg, MO 65039. Attorney for Personal Representative: Michael R. Mundwiller, 526 E. Washington Avenue, Owensville, MO 65066, (573) 437-2828 Dates of publication: February 22 and 29, and March 7 and 14, 2012. 4t-27 gcr


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1 Administrator’s Notices NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE For default in the payment of debt secured by a deed of trust executed by Teresa Gipson, dated December 22, 2006, and recorded on July 2, 2007, Document No. 2007-2472, in Book No. 1400, at Page 221 in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, Gasconade County, Missouri, the undersigned Successor Trustee will on Wednesday, April 4, 2012, at 2:00 PM, at the Front Door of the Gasconade County Courthouse, Hermann, Missouri, sell at public vendue to the highest bidder for cash: The East 60 feet off of the West 240 feet of Block 8 on East 12th Street in the City of Hermann, Mo., as per plat thereof , commonly known as 414 E 12th St, Hermann, MO, 65041 subject to all prior easements, restrictions, reservations, covenants and encumbrances now of record, if any, to satisfy the debt and costs. South & Associates, P.C., Successor Trustee First Publication: March 7, 2012. For more information, visit www. <http://www.Southlaw. com> NOTICE Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, 15 U.S.C. §1692c(b), no information concerning the collection of this debt may be given without the prior consent of the consumer given directly to the debt collector or the express permission of a court of competent jurisdiction. The debt collector is attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose (Casefile No. 135066 / Invoice No. 135066-544261). 4t-29 gcr

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TRUSTEE’S SALE For default in the payment of debt secured by a deed of trust executed by Daniel M. Frey, dated March 26, 2008, and recorded on April 7, 2008, Document No. 2008-1170 in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, Gasconade County, Missouri, the undersigned Successor Trustee will on Wednesday, April 4, 2012, at 2:00 PM, at the Front Door of the Gasconade County Courthouse, Hermann, Missouri, sell at public vendue to the highest bidder for cash: All of the East ½ of the West ½ of the Northwest ¼ , lying North of the County Road, in Section 33, Township 44 North, Range 4 West of the 5th PM. in Gasconade County, Missouri, containing 7.53 acres, more or less, reference being made to Survey # 10,671., commonly known as 2310 Lone Grove School, Owensville, MO, 65066 subject to all prior easements, restrictions, reservations, covenants and encumbrances now of record, if any, to satisfy the debt and costs. South & Associates, P.C., Successor Trustee First Publication: March 7, 2012. For more information, visit www. NOTICE Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, 15 U.S.C. §1692c(b), no information concerning the collection of this debt may be given without the prior consent of the consumer given directly to the debt collector or the express permission of a court of competent jurisdiction. The debt collector is attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose (Casefile No. 141286 / Invoice No. 141286-569876). 4t-29 gcr

1 Administrator’s Notices IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF GASCONADE COUNTY, MISSOURI PROBATE DIVISION Case No: 11GA-PR00011 In the Estate of CHARLES A. HARRISON, Deceased, NOTICE OF FILING OF FINAL SETTLEMENT AND PETITION FOR DISTRIBUTION (Sec. 473.587, RSMo) TO ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN THE ESTATE OF Charles A. Harrison, Deceased: You are hereby notified that the undersigned Personal Representative will file a Final Settlement and Petition for determination of the persons who are the successors in interest to the personal/real property, in the decedent and of the extent and character of their interest therein and for distribution of such property, in the Probate Division of the Circuit Court of Gasconade County, Missouri, on March 19, 2012, or as may be continued by the Court, and that any objections or exceptions to such Final Settlement or Petition or any item thereof must be in writing and filed within twenty days after the filing of such Final Settlement. Personal Representative: Debra K. Kottwitz, 1869 Morre Road, Owensville, MO 65066. Personal Representative: Dennis Kurrelmeyer, 2156 Winter Road, Owensville, MO 65066. Attorney for Personal Representatives: Michael R. Mundwiller, 526 E. Washington Avenue, Owensville, MO 65066, (573) 437-2828 Dates of publication: February 15, 22 and 29, and March 7, 2012. 4t-26 gcr-cd

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Great location along Hwy 50 in Rosebud. Pride of ownership shows in this spotless home in move-in condition. Garage has work/storage area, off street parking and alley access. Perfect home for someone starting out or down-sizing! $49,900, #2432

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Need more space? This 3200+ sq. ft home has 4 bedrooms, an office, 3 living rms, Super Cute Nearly New Home has a lot formal dining rm & breakfast nook plus a Wooded lots available in Foxboro Subd, to offer! 3bdrm/2bath home w/full walkout full bsmt w/wetbar & tons of space. 3 car just outside Gerald city limits. 27+ acre bsmt. Newer flooring, deck and patio off attached garage, main floor laundry, main community lake, small boat house & tennis the back, bright cheery decor. This is a floor master suite & lovely sunroom off the court. Very peaceful and quiet setting. great house for the money. Bring Offer! back of the house. Beautiful setting on 2 Starting at $21,250, #2278 $94,900, #2389 lovely acres. $287,900, #2399 Kelley Angell • Polly Blankenship • Stacee Busenhart • Wilbur Skornia • Roger Grob • Cheri Volner • Dee Leicht

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Motivated Seller! Bring offers! 3br/2ba ranch home on 2.4 acres on Hwy CC in Leslie. Move in ready w/several recent WOW! Over 2300 sq. ft, 2-story home with improvements including new flooring, roof, 4 bedrooms plus a full walkout basement!!! paint & garage door. Walkout basement & Nice corner lot in Owensville with detached 24x30 detached metal shop. $129,900, garage. $99,900, #2427 #2413

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SIDE CUBA • Lovely home north of Canaan, 3 bds, 2 ½ baths. • Kitchen includes custom cabinets, pantry & • Newly remodeled 3-BR home w/ bonus room & garage; updates include: windows, siding, island; Main level laundry, attached 2-car garage. flooring and much more. • L covered front porch, stocked lake. Contact our office for your appointment to see! • Barn, outbldgs, pond, lots of shade trees, on 35 acres off paved road, just minutes from I-44. Nice price! …Now just $190,000!

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H6244 WONDERFUL WATERFRONT HOME! • 3-BR home w/ 3 full baths, at Peaceful Valley Lake. • Full finished walk-out lower level w/ fireplace & storage rm., and attached 2-car garage. • Large back deck to enjoy the view of the 175-acre lake. Nice landscaping all around.

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H-729 Like new Ranch on 2 Lots! • 3 bed, 1 ½ bath, 1300 sq. ft. • Large backyard • Shed, deck Call today to take a look!

Your chance to own a beautiful lakeside home!



• Lots of living space in this 3-BR home south of Owensville. L6189 1+ACRE AT EDGE OF OWENSVILLE • Two homes just north of Drake on Hwy 19. • Full w/o basement, covered front porch, outbldg. • Full finished walk-out lower level, main-level • Multiple lots being sold together. laundry. Wood floors, deluxe kitchen, mstr bd • Second residence is currently rented. • Ready to build, backs to woods. suite & so much more! Live in one, rent the other. Or rent both! • Convenient location, nice neighborhood.


Set up for horses, with premium outbldgs & pond. …$340,000



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POSITIONS AVAILABLE The Hermann Area District Hospital has the following positions available:

• RESPIRATORY THERAPIST – PRN Position, with potential for Full-Time. CONTACT PERSONNEL DIRECTOR Hermann Area District Hospital P.O. Box 470, 509 W. 18th St., Hermann, MO 65041 at (573) 486-2191 fax: (573) 486-3743 or e-mail:,


7 Associates in Cuba/Owensville Area!! Full-Time Positions • Weekly Paycheck • EOE Benefits Available • General Labor • No FEE Apply NOW at: 1034 Kingshighway • Rolla, MO 573-364-5010


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is currently interviewing for the following positions: RN - 1 Part-Time/Day Shift (6:45am–3:15pm) LPN - 1 Full-Time/Evening Shift (2:45pm–11:00pm) CMT/CNA - 1 Full-Time/Day Shift; Alternating 12 hour Shifts with 8 hour Shifts


1 Part-Time/Evening Shift (2:00pm–10:15pm) 1 Part-Time Night Shift (10:00pm–7:15am) 1 Full-Time Night Shift (10:00pm–7:15am) The qualified applicant must possess a desire to care for the elderly, be dependable, a team player and willing to adapt to the ever-changing environment to support our resident’s choices.

BENEFITS INCLUDE (for full-time employees):

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HA-732 Great Mini Farm! • 34 m/l ac., mostly cleared • Level ground for pasture or hay • Fenced, Pond, barn • 16 x 80 mobile Excellent location!

FOR RENT: Small 2 bedroom house with new carpet & windows. $375. a month plus $375. deposit. No pets 437-2031. 0580 Business Property FOR RENT: 2400 Sq. ft. of office space for lease on Hwy 50 in Gerald. Comes with 2 bathrooms and full kitchen. $800 per month. Call (636)583-8686 for more information. 0600 Miscellaneous FOR RENT: Storage units available in Gerald. 10x20-$40 per month & 15x60-$75 per month. Call Dolan Realtors (573)764-5900.

FOR SALE - ARTICLES 0660 Furniture Items KOHL CITY FURNITURE! Lots of used furniture. Bedroom sets and living room sets. Been in business since 1971. Hours: 9:00am-5:00pm. Closed Wednesday and Sunday. For directions call (573)834-5323. Good furniture! Good deals! Save money! Give us a try before you buy elsewhere. 0670 Household Items BUNK BEDS complete with bunkies - $299 & up. Twin mattresses - $89 & up. Full - $119. & up. Queen $139 & up. Sofas, odd chests, dinettes plus much more. CANAAN SALES LLC, 1490 HWY. 28, BLAND, MO. 65014. OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK! (573)437-7735. 0700 Miscellaneous DECORATIVE STONE SUPPLY, LLC . Red Mulch $18. 1/2 Yard, $32. Yard. Hardwood Mulch $10. 1/2 Yard. Black Trap Rock $40. 1/2 Yard. Various other Decorative Rock. (573)764-4593. FOR SALE: Assorted sizes of large and small old wooden windows with divisions. 16 ft. diameter netting & poles for trampoline. Call 437-3174. FOR SALE: Farm fresh ground beef. Gerloff Farms. $2.75 per pound. Mininum of 25 pounds. (573)291-1091 or (573)680-4663. FOR SALE: Wood chute, supported by steel, 16.5 ft. long. 14.5 inches wide - $25. Large blond TV cabinet, 2-drawers, glass enclosed center, side cabinets w/ bi-level sliding CD/Video trays; 21.5”x55”x 41”. $150. (573)619-4128.

FOR SALE - REAL EST. 0750 Miscellaneous 2012 Mobile Home Stimulus Package. Tax refund doubled. $25,000 for your trade in, discount for land owners, list of bank repos, financing available, qualify by phone. (314)562-7459.



Commercial Properties C-970: Garage/Warehouse/Office C-971: 7 office spaces& apt. unit C-973: Bldg. for any business you have in mind C-980: 2 Unit duplex, great rental! C-981: Resort on Gasconade River C-982: Use for Warehouse or Retail C-983: 4-family apartment complex C-985: Small town café


Peaceful Valley Lake Lots! L-813: $3,000 Buildable lot w/circle Dr. L-801: $3,200 Buildable lot w/lake view L-803: $2,000 Wooded Lot L-811: $2,500 Buildable wooded Lot L-814: $1,950 Buildable wooded Lot L-816: $3,000 Buildable wooded Lot

Brenda (573) 579-1496 • Marsha (573) 680-3630 • Larry (314) 630-8706 Vicki (314) 630-5321 • Chase (573) 604-0085 • John & Judy (573) 241-9124 Sarah (314) 630-9110 • Lisa (573) 915-8970 • Mary (573) 368-6574 0750 Miscellaneous

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HA-740 Rustic log home on 25 acres! • 2-BR, breakfast bar, detached garage w/ heat, air, water & bath • 30 x 40 Metal barn w/2 horse stalls • Barn w/ electric & water Great Country Living! $139,900

H-735 Brand New Home! • 3 BR – 2 Bath, Master Suite • Side entry garage • Corner Lot, close to town! New Appliances!

FOR SALE BY OWNER: 2 lots on Main Street in Gerald. Great location for multi-unit housing. $24,000. (314)800-8185. FOR SALE BY OWNER: Osage Beach, MO., 18 + acres in city limits with 700 ft + shore line frontage, city utilities. (573)732-5645.


NOW! We have NEW

Larry Dablemont Fishing & Turkey Hunting magazines in addition to autographed copies of “Outdoors in the Ozarks” books available for sale at the Republican office.

0810 Used Cars 2000 Ford Contour SE. $3250. Iron Gates, Cuba, Mo. (573)467-9999. 2004 Honda Civic LX. 5 speed, nice. $5900. Iron Gates, Cuba, Mo. (573)467-9999. 2006 Nissan Altima. 2.5S, 4 cyl., 66K, auto. $9999. Iron Gates, Cuba, Mo. (573)467-9999. 2008 Mazda 3i. 28K, 5 speed. $10,500. Iron Gates, Cuba, Mo. (573)467-9999. CARS FOR rent. Call John Scego Auto Body, 437-2240. 0820 Used Trucks 1997 Jeep Wrangler. 4 cyl., 5 speed, gas saver, new top. $6900. Iron Gates, Cuba, Mo. (573)467-9999. 1999 Dodge Dakota. V-8, auto, 4x4. $4750. Iron Gates, Cuba, Mo. (573)467-9999. 2000 Jeep Wrangler. 4.0L, 5 speed, new soft top. $8900. Iron Gates, Cuba, Mo. (573)467-9999. 2002 Jeep Wrangler 4.0L, 5 speed. $9500. Iron Gates, Cuba, Mo. (573)467-9999. 2003 Jeep Wrangler. 4.0L, auto, 62K. $11,500. Iron Gates, Cuba, Mo. (573)467-9999. 2004 Jeep Wrangler. 4.0L, 5 speed, 108K. $12,500. Iron Gates, Cuba, Mo. (573)467-9999. 2004 Toyota Tacoma SR. 5 TRD, double cab, 4x4, auto, 63K. $15,900. Iron Gates, Cuba, Mo. (573)467-9999. 0850 Miscellaneous PROFESSIONAL CAR clean ups. Wash, wax, or complete details. JOHN SCEGO AUTO BODY, 437-2240.

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★ RNs~LPNs~CNAs ★ Missouri Veterans Home ~ St. James is currently hiring:

• REGISTERED NURSES • LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSES • CNAs (Must be certified) Full Time Evening & Night Shift Openings Wages To Include Shift Differential Applications may be picked up at the front desk lobby area.

Missouri Veterans Home 620 N. Jefferson Street St. James, MO 65559

573-265-3271 ★ Equal Oppor tunity Employer ★ Equal Oppor tunity Employer ★

CONSUMER DIRECTED SERVICES SPECIALIST Heartland Independent Living Center, serving Franklin, Gasconade and Maries counties is accepting applications for a case management position with responsibilities in Heartland’s Consumer Directed Services (CDS) program. A Bachelor’s degree and experience in case management, or a college background with case management experience is preferred. Experience in working with Medicaid-funded programs will be helpful. Applicants must be self motivated, well organized with great attention to detail and have dependable transportation. Starting salary is $23,000.00 plus benefits. Applications must be received by 4:30PM Monday, March 19, 2012. Qualified applicants interested in applying should send their resume with references to:

Goldie Parrett, Services Manager Heartland Independent Living Center 1010 Hwy. 28 W. Owensville, MO 65066 Heartland Independent Living Center is an equal opportunity employer. Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Your spark makes us


FULL & PART TIME POSITIONS Lawn & Garden Sales Associates Part-time: 25 to 32 hours per week Full-time: 33 to 40 hours per week Needed availability: 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Deli Sales Associates

Part-time: 20 to 32 hours per week Full-time: 33 to 40 hours per week Needed availability: 7 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Overnight Maintenance

Full-time: 33 to 40 hours per week Needed availability: 10 p.m. to 7 a.m.

Overnight Stockers

Full-time: 33 to 40 hours per week Needed availability: 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. Applications can be completed online at

or at Hiring Kiosk located within store. Hwy. 28 East • Owensville, MO • 573-437-4156 Walmart is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to excellence through diversity.

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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Dutchmen baseball and track out of the blocks for the 2012 season Senior baseball player Ethan Skouby (above, center) starts out of the batters box while being timed on how fast he can get to second base during skills testing at a recent Dutchmen baseball practice in Owensville’s Memorial Field. OHS Track and Field assistant coach Dale Long (far right) works with one of nearly 100 OHS athletes that chose to come out for track for the upcoming 2012 season. Other new coaches joining Matt Candrl’s staff include former OHS track athletes Ross Blankenship, Ashley Cooper and Derrick Tyree. Tyree was also an assistant coach under Josh Vinyard during the recent season of Dutchmen baseball. PHOTOS BY WILL JOHNSON

KRISTEN CHARBONEAU (above, right) clears a set of hurdles under the watchful eyes of OHS assistant track and field coach Barry Johnston (above, far left). EMILY ELLIS (right) works on her form while going over a row of hurdles during a recent track practice at Dutchmen Field. OHS will begin their 2012 season of track and field with a home meet on Tuesday, March 20 against Sullivan, St. James and Wellsville-Middletown. PHOTOS BY WILL JOHNSON

Keep an eye on the baseball Dutchmen junior Dalton Littrell (above) keeps his eyes focused on the baseball while trying to catch a throw towards first base during a recent practice at Memorial Field under first-year head Dutchmen baseball coach Tim Nagel. PHOTO BY WILL JOHNSON

Owensville - 573-437-2122 • Bland - 573-646-3600 • Belle - 573-859-3311


Wednesday, March 7, 2012

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City of Gerald dismissed from federal civil lawsuit, several plaintiff’s claims withdrawn BY LINDA TREST Republican Staff Writer The Honorable Henry E. Autrey heard an oral motion that the City of Gerald be dismissed from the ongoing civil case being heard in his courtroom. After hearing arguments from both parties, the court dismissed the City of Gerald from possible liabilities that may have resulted from the actions of several employees. Those include former Police Chief Ryan McCrary, his second-incommand Scottie Ramsey, former Officer Shannon Kestermont and Bill Jakob, a man who has already confessed to many counts of impersonating a federal officer in the City of Gerald. While the city has been dismissed, its insurance carrier, MoPerm, is still footing the bill for representing the former officers. All four were fired May 13, 2008 after an investigation into wrongdoings

within the department was opened by the FBI and the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Several plaintiffs have also been removed from the lawsuit. Paul Baltimore, who has since died, was removed. Michael Holland and Pamela Story asked for voluntary dismissal which the court approved. The claims of Anthony Davis, Cameron Hedrick, Lucas Hedrick and Nichole Krueger have also all been terminated. Renee Waters, the attorney representing Jakob, asked for a mistrial on his behalf. The court denied the motion. Last Friday, Day 9 of the trial that is expected to last three weeks, saw the end of the evidence presented by the plaintiffs. The defendants’ lawyers then began presenting their clients’ defense. Kestermont has been pres-

ent each day of the proceedings. Ramsey who cited a family death as the reason for his initial absence, finally made it into the courtroom on Day 7. Bill Jakob, who is serving five years in a prison in Texarkana, Texas, has been transferred to a federal facility, close to St, Louis, as he awaits his turn to testify for the defense. McCrary is currently working as a civilian contracting firm as a medic in Afghanistan. Although he has come back to Gerald several times on vacation, he is not expected to return for any portion of the trial, to the delight of the plaintiffs’ lawyers. The defense may rest their case as early as the end of this week. Then all attorneys will present their closing arguments and it will be left to the jury to decide what damages - if any- should be awarded.

GES students celebrate Dr. Seuss Day last Friday Gerald Elementary School Kindergarten teacher Jena Brooks (above, left) reads Dr. Seuss’ The Foot Book to a group of students Friday afternoon during a celebration of Dr. Seuss’ birthday at GES. More photos from Dr. Seuss Day at GES will be included as space permits. PHOTO BY WILL JOHNSON

FCSD deputies investigate burglaries north of Gerald

Just For Kixs competition team brings home medals

In the late afternoon of Sunday, March 4, deputies with the Franklin County Sheriff’s office responded to the 5700 block of Stone Church Road, New Haven, for the report of a burglary. Upon arrival, deputies learned that a shed with living quarters had been burglarized sometime overnight. Suspects had forced entry into the locked structure. Several items including hunting gear and tools were reported missing from the scene. A wallet located on the ground was believed to have fallen out of the suspect’s pocket. The wallet did not have identification but did contain a photograph. Deputies began canvassing the area and located the owner of the wallet. The subject, a 14-year-old juvenile, was questioned by deputies, and

ultimately confessed to committing the burglary with three additional suspects from the New Haven area. Deputies responded back to a residence near the scene and contacted a 17-year-old male and two 18-year-old male suspects. All four admitted to committing the burglary and then agreed to help return the stolen property. While investigating this incident, at approximately 7:30 p.m., Deputies received a report of a second burglary in the 8000 block of Excelsior Road, New Haven. Deputies responded and learned a detached shop had been burglarized. Several tools and a significant amount of cash were stolen from the scene. Deputies questioned the four subjects already being investigated for the burglary on Stone Church Road

and they admitted their involvement in the second break-in. Deputies recovered most of the cash which was still in their possession. Further investigation led to recovery of some of the stolen property which had been moved to a residence outside of Union. The suspects confessed to destroying other property by disposing of it in the Missouri River at the New Haven riverfront. Attempts to locate and recover this property were unsuccessful. The 14-year-old juvenile suspect was released to the custody of his parents. The three adult, male suspects were taken into custody and transported to the Franklin County Jail. All three are currently being held pending application of warrants. Further investigation is being conducted.

Members of the Just For Kixs Competition Team from Gerald brought home four gold medals from the Revolution Talent Competition held in Collinsville, Ill., during the last weekend of February. Team members pictured (in no particular order) with their medals include Jessie Bauer, Michaela Huerner, Marissa Landwehr, Ravyn Luther, Katie Smart and Kortney Smart. These dancers brought home three elite gold medals, a gold medal and first, third and fourth place scores in their respective categories of competition. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Several groups collaborate on 150th Civil War anniversary plans The Franklin County Tourism Committee and the Franklin County Veterans Hall of Honor will be collaborating with cities, historical societies, and private sector businesses to develop a program for the 150th anniversary of the Civil War in Franklin County. By working together, the organizations feel they can maximize the effect of this program and get the greatest return on the investment. Several cities have committed to the project, and others are See War on Page 22

news briefs GERALD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL will hold their annual rummage sale on Friday, March 9 and Saturday, March 10 in the GES cafeteria going from 3-5 p.m., on Friday and from 7-11 a.m., on Saturday. There will be clothing of all sizes, household items and much more with all items costing 50 cents. All proceeds will benefit the GES crisis fund. R-2 CLASSES will not be in session from March 12-16 due to Spring Break.


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City hires second city clerk of the year Katrina McMinn has been hired as the newest Gerald city clerk. McMinn began her duties Friday, March 2. McMinn grew up in the Gerald area, is a 1991 graduate of OHS and currently lives in Owensville. The 39 year-old has three sons ages 21, 19 and 9. She has a bachelor of science degree in Business and has worked in an office environment for the last 15 years. She was most recently employed by Midwest Metal Finishing at their Gerald plant as the Human Resource manager. “I hope the residents of Gerald have patience with me as I learn my new job,” McMinn told The Republican. The newest clerk’s starting salary has been set at $30,000 per year. McMinn replaces Kathy Borgmann who was hired by the board in late January at $26,000. The board had scheduled a special meeting last Thursday to discuss Borgmann’s progress in training for her new position. Gerald Mayor Joann Parmentier says that Borgmann instead clocked out early Thursday afternoon and went home. “The Clerk’s position, in my opinion is without a doubt the most important job in the City,” Parmentier said.

Nearly 60 GES students participate in after-school pompon program Originally limited to 40 students, almost 60 Gerald Elementary School students took part in a pompon dance program that was recently offered through the R-2 School District’s 21st Century Community Learning Center (21stCCLC) grant program. Instructors for this program were GES teachers Randee Schatz and Courtney Bloemke. All of the students (above) got together for a group photo during one of the practice sessions before a routine was performed recently for parents. SUBMITTED PHOTO

War • from page 21 considering the proposal. District 1 County Commissioner Terry Wilson, who is heading the project says, “We are also looking for information on the Civil War, such as pictures of Civil War Veterans from Franklin County or memorabilia, letters, and period items that can be put on display.” Wilson notes the group also needs office partitions that are clean and serviceable that would be donated to the Veterans Hall of Honor and Civil War project. We need about 15 to 20 that are at least six feet tall. Anyone interested in this project or have any items for display please contact Terry Wilson at 636-583-6360 or towilson@ A planning session will be set up soon to lay out a marketing plan and set goals and objectives.

news briefs THE GERALD LIONS CLUB and Boy Scout Troop 448 of Gerald will co-sponsor a blood drive on Monday, March 26 at the Gerald Lions Hall. Running time for the blood drive will be from 2 p.m., until 6 p.m. SPICES SOLD throughout the months of January and February can be picked up in the Gerald Elementary School gymnasium from 9 a.m., until noon on Saturday, March 10. Money is due back by Friday, March 23.

Mercy Washington welcomes leapling baby born Feb. 29 WASHINGTON, MO – The 40-year old born on February 29 will chances are just one in 1,461 that celebrate only ten birthday anniversomeone will be one of earth’s saries. In common years, leaplings five million people with a Feb. 29 usually celebrate their birthdays on – or Leap Day – birthday, and this February 28 or March 1. Isaak’s parents are still decidyear Isaak Kham became one of them when he was born at Mercy ing which of those days they will celebrate. Hospital Washington. While Isaak has an unforgettable Isaak was born to Gillian Murphy and Ket Kham of Pacific at birthday, the rest of us share birth dates with more than 19 million 7:20 p.m., Feb. 29, 2012. “We never expected him to be people. Leap Year began because a Leap Year baby,” said Isaak’s the calendar has 365 days in a year, dad. “Once every four years? You but it takes 365 days and six hours couldn’t plan that our even if you for the earth to revolve around the sun. This means that the calendar is The Gerald Senior Center was the site of a birthday celebration on Tuesday, Feb. 28. Those wanted to.” His mom, Gillian said “He is actually falling behind by 6 hours celebrating February birthdays are shown in photo above, from left: Larry Geisler, Jeannie See Leap on Page 24 Angell, Dorothy Bartel, Herb Schmidt, Dorothy Goodwin and Henry Dahms Sr. Birthday more than a week early. I guess he was just anxious to get here.” celebrations are held the fourth Tuesday of each month. As a leapling, Isaak shares a SUBMITTED PHOTO birthday with Pope Paul III born GILLIAN MURPHY AND This Time This Timein 1468, singer Dinah Shore born KET KHAM (above, from in 1916, actor Dennis Farina born i wanT someThing i wanT someThing left) hold their newly born son in 1944, motivational speaker Tony Isaak Kham after he was born Robbins born in 1960 and rapper last Wednesday as a Leap Ja Rule born in 1976. The Franklin County Area region since the recession began in funding on a quarterly basis beginYear baby at Mercy Hospital Technically, leaplings will have United Way Board of Directors 2007. Those living in poverty in ning March 15. Only 14.49 percent fewer birthdayThis anniversaries than in Washington. Time approved $741,000 in allocations Franklin County rose from 10.3 is spent on administration and fund- their age in years. For example, a i wanT someThing SUBMITTED PHOTO to be distributed throughout the percent in 2006 to 17 percent in raising expense. current year. 2010. Two organizations in Gerald will A total of 52 applications for This past year, over 65,000 receive grants from the agency. The funding were received totaling people received health and hu- Gerald Senior Center will be sent This Time $978,055. Funding priority was man services through United Way $3,000 while Community Outreach i wanT someThing given to the emergency assistance funding. These funds are used has been granted $15,800. agencies and programs that focus on to strengthen families, nurture Many other agencies that provide the basic necessities of food, cloth- children, assist the elderly and direct help to the Gerald area also ing, shelter, etc. This is the fourth disabled, and provide emergency received grants. These include Boy year for this funding priority due to services. These programs and Scouts, Girl Scouts, St. Vincent de our struggling economy. services will benefit 34 communi- Paul Society, ALIVE, Meals on Bg 55 $00000 $00000 handheld Blower mS 170 Chain Saw Franklin County has seen the ties in the Franklin County area. Wheels and the Pregnancy AssisDesigned for occasional wood-cutting Proven handheld blower at an affordable price sharpest rise in poverty in the metro Agencies and clients will receive tance Center. tasks around the home

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Outdoors in the Ozarks Clouds on the horizon for Missouri deer? BY LARRY DABLEMONT Mr.Dablemont is a contributing writer to various syndicated newspapers as well as author of “Outdoors in the Ozarks” books and “The Lightnin’ Ridge” journal. He is also a guest to speaker on radio stations and to various organizations. He can be reached by e-mail at:

big antlers. Often they are killed by trophy hunters who are paying tens of thousands of dollars to shoot them in small enclosures, just for the antlers. The meat isn’t eaten. An official of the Missouri Department of Conservation told me we will know soon if the disease is spreading around Macon County. He said that MDC personnel, farmers, ranchers, landowners, and groups which he called “shooting teams”, have killed 600 deer in January and February, and they are being tested. The results should be in soon. He says the meat from nondiseased deer will not be wasted as it will be given to those who killed them, or donated to food harvests, food pantries, etc. I do not know if or when we will be told how many deer from the 600 killed were found to be diseased. I have a suspicion that if everything is fine, it will be all over the news, and if dozens of those deer are found to be diseased, little will be said about it. One thing he pointed out is that it has not been proven that the chronic wasting disease can spread to humans eating the meat. Mad cow disease, also known as Jakob Cruetzfeldt (Jacob Crutchfield) disease has been known to spread to humans who ate meat from diseased animals. But there is a lot of argument about that, and many deny it saying the absolute proof is hard to come by. Apparently about 200 people per year contract the disease in the U.S., whatever causes it. Mad deer disease, chronic wasting, is not the same disease, though it is similar, and apparently was created in the same manner, with meat by-products being fed to herbivorous animals. You can defend trophy hunting and trophy hunters all you want to, but chronic wasting disease is a direct result of that kind of “scoring antlers” mentality. When I wrote about our upcoming Grizzled Old Outdoorsman’s swap meet in last week’s column, I failed to mention that money we raise will be used by the Brighton Assembly of God to help needy children over a wide area. It won’t be a lot of money, but it will be significant, as vendors and visitors donate as they wish. Last year it amounted to a little more than 500 dollars. There are going to be forty tables of outdoor items, and I’ll bet we’ll have 5,000 fishing lures, some new, some used and some antiques. I also didn’t mention that we have hundreds of old outdoor magazines that are 30 to 50 years old, and some will be given away to whomever wants them. There will be dozens of really nice gifts, valued up to $200, given away by drawing at 3 p.m. Folks will be surprised to see twin brother of ‘Larry the Cable Guy’ at our get together. Jeremy Hollars from Arkansas looks exactly like the well-known comedian, dresses just like him and talks just like him. If you didn’t know it wasn’t him, you wouldn’t know it wasn’t him, if that makes any sense. I have been getting lots of calls from folks who want to display boats and motors they have for sale, and the church has graciously permitted us to sit aside an area on the grass, provided it isn’t muddy, to display them. You can bring one and sell it, or find one and buy it. Again, that all takes place in just a little more than a week, Saturday March 17, at the gymnasium of the Brighton Assembly of God Church just off highway 13, sixteen miles north of Springfield. Take the Hwy 215 exit to the east and follow the signs. Details, and a map, can be found at http://www. larrydablemontoutdoors.blogspot. com. You can write to me at Box 22, Bolivar, MO. 65613 or e-mail me at

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JEFFERSON CITY – Gov. Jay Nixon today announced that attendance at Missouri’s State Parks saw a dramatic increase in attendance in 2011, another sign of Missouri’s economic recovery. More that 17.8 million guests visited Missouri’s State Parks in 2011, a 9.1 percent increase from 2010. This is the third consecutive increase in attendance, reversing a 10-year decline in parks attendance In 2011, Missouri State Parks was ranked as one of the top four state park systems in the country by the National Recreation and Parks Association. For more on Missouri State Parks visit

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Two wild deer in Macon County Missouri were found during the past deer season infected with what is known scientifically as ‘chronic wasting’ disease. You have also heard it referred to as mad-deer disease. What most hunters don’t know is that this disease was found years before in Macon County penraised deer, and kept pretty well hidden from the public. A few years ago I wrote about how Colorado closed down all pen-raised deer and elk operations because of the chronic wasting disease, in an effort to keep it from spreading to their wild deer and elk. Because they acted when they did, they don’t have a problem with their wild deer today. Because Missouri wouldn’t take the same steps, I think we will have. I hope I am wrong. But they don’t test that many deer each year, and if they found two, who knows how many other deer have it. If the disease doesn’t eventually spread throughout northern Missouri around Macon County, it will be a miracle. In northern Illinois and Wisconsin, it spread so much they killed about a quarter-million deer trying to stop it. Men created a similar problem, something referred to as ‘mad cow disease’, in England. It was a result of greedy people trying to make more money through heavier cattle by feeding them a type of feed that contained meat and bone byproducts. Essentially, cattle were being fed a diet of meat and bone meal from other cattle to make them produce more milk and beef. Like deer, they are not meateaters. They are totally herbivorous. People with an eye toward making easy money used the same method in an attempt to raise bigger buck deer with antlers larger than any seen before, so they could sell them to ‘trophy-hunters’. It did indeed make those antlers bigger and bigger, and they created chronic wasting disease. Instead of eliminating those farms like Colorado did, we just watched them increase in number throughout the Midwest. Today they are all over, and many of them are owned by young Amish or Mennonite people, who seem suddenly fascinated with the prospect of getting rich quick by raising bucks they can sell for perhaps tens of thousands of dollars. It seems to go against what their ancestors taught and believed in. About ten or twelve years ago I was hunting in north Missouri’s Macon county when a youngAmish man with deer pens had two of his prize bucks killed in the middle of the night by a thief. The intruder was after those antlers, worth thousands of dollars. The Amish fellow, whom I couldn’t photograph because of his beliefs, rushed to a neighbor and woke him up to use his phone about 3:00 a.m. because his beliefs kept him from having a phone in his own home. Luckily, he did believe in insurance! When the sheriff caught the thief, the pen-raised deer heads had stolen to sell to a taxidermist, brought several thousand dollars to the farmer from an insurance company. It was some time later that I learned another Amish farmer had purchase two doe deer from other Amish farmers in Ohio for more than twenty thousand dollars. It seemed that in years past, those people were simple farm people who lived with the kind of values not so much shaped by having a lot of money. I wonder, now that it is known that several pen-raised deer in north Missouri have tested positive for this devastating disease, if the insurance companies will keep insuring them. Of course, it doesn’t matter if big bucks raised in farm pens have a disease, as long as they have those

EDGEFIELD, S.C. — Tim Tallent of Sullivan was honored as the NWTF’s 2012 Missouri Wildlife Law Enforcement Officer of the Year. The NWTF’s Wildlife Law Enforcement Officer of the Year awards program honors the nation’s top wildlife officers in appreciation for their dedication to conserving wildlife and upholding the law. As a state winner, Tallent was eligible to win the NWTF’s National Law Enforcement Officer of the Year, announced during the NWTF’s 36th National Convention and Sport Show, Feb. 9-12 at Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn. William Fisher of Eldridge, Ala.,

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GES 4th and 5th graders hold annual science fair Monday night Dylan Hollandsworth (above) uses his science fair project by launching a marshmallow to a classmate after parents were able to look at all of the projects displayed by Gerald Elementary School fourth and fifth graders. Savanna Hanna (top, right) stands smiling in front of her project on what materials conduct electricity. Mia Lough (below, center) experiments with an interactive display on levers and pulleys with a pair of her fellow classmates and GES Principal Eric Smith as projects were on display for all to see after the monthly meeting of the Gerald Parents-Teachers Organization (PTO) took place in the GES cafeteria. The next monthly meeting of the GES PTO will take place on Monday, April 2 at 6:30 p.m.





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