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VVA Board of Directors August 11, 2019 Call to Order Troy Lesan, Lot 576, called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. in the upper level of the clubhouse. Members in attendance were Eric Odette, Lot 220; Mark Leggett, Lot 72; Tony Gronniger, Lot 2281; Mike Booth, Lot 1259; Susan Zalenski, Lot 364 and Flint Hibler, Lot 183. Shad Mort led the Pledge of Allegiance. Mark Leggett led in pray er. Approval of Minutes Mark Leggett moved to approve the minutes of the July 14, 2019, Board meeting. Eric Odette seconded; motion passed. Committee Reports Handbook Committee: Donna Redden Archibald encouraged the members to report anything in the Handbook that they feel needs to be looked at and possibly revised. Mark Leggett told Donna he had a list of things for the committee to review and clarify. Finance Committee: Eric Odette reported income was up and expenses are slightly down. At our last meeting we discussed moving some more money into CDs. We have moved another $450,000 split into 2 CDs of $225,000 each. One is a 4-month CD @ 1.95% and the other is a 6-month @ 2.00%. We have staggered them to make them accessible for operating funds, but at the same time earn a little interest. It was mentioned at the Finance meeting that housekeeping wages were up, but Shad Mort explained they are much higher in the summer time with the beaches and campgrounds open. The budget for the roads looks good now, but that will change as we move into fall road work. Employee insurance is down significantly. We only have four employees now on that policy. Eric also reported the long awaited results of amending our 2017 Tax Return paid off. We received $9,700 back from the IRS which included $529 in interest. Other topics discussed included the contract on the sign at DD and 6 Highway. We have always split the cost of $4,296 with the Marina, but we have decided not to renew the contract. The last item discussed was the fireworks show we put on the 4th of July. Eric commented it is getting very expensive and we may have to look at ways of raising money to pay for it. Susan asked for clarification on the CDs that these CDs are not just investments to grow our assets, but they will be used as operating funds until our next dues year next May. Troy Lesan also wanted to add that getting that refund from the IRS was a pretty big deal, because it means they have

accepted our filing status as a non-profit. Strategic Planning Committee: The Strategic Committee met on July 28 and their focus was on how we move forward with a Strategic Plan for the lake. Where do we want to be in the next 5-10 years? Kenny Southwick will be heading up this project and the first meeting is planned for Aug. 24 at 9 a.m. in the upper level of the clubhouse. There will be meetings on Sept. 28, Oct. 26, and Nov. 23 from 9 a.m. to noon. Activities Committee: Mary Hibler reported everyone had a great time at the Patio Party. Mary expressed how hard her committee works to bring these events to the members and it is the members’ contributions that help make them possible. The kids day in the park was also a success. There were 40-45 kids in attendance plus their parents. The next event is the Scavenger Hunt on Sept. 7 followed by the fall garage sales on Sept. 14. Mary also commented that the Activities Committee may try to donate some funds to the fireworks next year. Building Committee: Flint Hibler reported seven permits in the month of July. Fire Department: Tony Gronniger reported on the smoke detector drive and to date there have been 82 smoke detectors installed in houses at the lake. Tony wanted to recognize Jim Miller for his efforts in installing a large number of these. The annual pump test for the pumper has been scheduled [Continued on Page 4]

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Lake Closure The Lake Manager will have the authority to close the lake to all watercraft traffic, if deemed dangerous conditions exist, such as, high water levels, debris or other circumstances that may present a hazard to the members or damage to property. There is a gauge on the spillway at the dam. When the water level goes above a foot the lake is shut down. The Maintenance Department then goes out to check for debris that comes in from the creeks leading into the lake. NO WATERCRAFT WILL BE ALLOWED ON THE LAKE with the exception of Maintenance and/or Safety patrol watercraft until such time the lake is deemed safe by the Lake Manager. Any unauthorized watercraft on the water when the lake is closed will be issued an infraction ticket. Notification will be made through our website and other social media utilized by the lake.


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Water Patrol Division says ‘Be a safe swimmer!’ Warm temperatures attract people of all ages to Missouri’s many lakes or rivers to go swimming and to cool off. Beating the heat in this manner is part of summer. “It’s fun to go swimming,” said Captain Matthew C. Walz, director of the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Water Patrol Division, “but understanding the risks and taking proper precautions is important. It’s common for children and teens to overestimate their swimming ability, which is why adult supervision is so important.” The Patrol has been called to investigate 28 drowning incidents in Missouri so far this year. Most of these incidents are preventable. Water safety starts with understanding the risks of water activities and making good choices. Wear a life jacket, take a friend with you, know your swimming ability, and stay sober around water. Pay close attention to children around water. Please make good decisions when you are in or around water. When you go swimming, know and respect your limits and don’t swim alone! Missouri’s lakes and rivers can include currents, drop-offs, and floating debris that make swimming more challenging. Exhaustion is a very real possibility if you’ve been swimming for a long period of time. don’t make the mistake of overestimating your swimming ability. A life jacket won’t help if you’re not wearing it. If you choose not to wear a life jacket, have one within reach. When you’re swimming with a group, know the skill level of everyone. All swimmers are encouraged to use a life jacket, especially young children and inexperienced swimmers. Younger, inexperienced swimmers may become exhausted before they realize they are in trouble.

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for Aug. 26. The Fire Department has a new secondary paging system for fire calls. The system is installed on their phones for paging them to fires as well as their radios. The Fire Department held their regular monthly meeting Saturday and did routine checks on all trucks and sirens. Campground: Mary Hibler addressed the issue of mowing in the campgrounds. They check to see who is mowing their campsites and if they are not, those sites are turned in to the office, so maintenance can clean them up. If you do not mow your own campsite you will be billed for it. One last big holiday for the campground will be Labor Day. Lake Committee: Troy Lesan said the committee has done their final inspection for this year. There will probably be around 35-40 letters mailed for minor issues, but overall the lake looks pretty good. The sub-committee that was formed a couple of months ago to look at the boating rules will have a special meeting next Saturday. Infraction Committee: There were 25 tickets reviewed at this month’s infraction meeting. Roger Lankford gave a brief report of what some of these tickets were written for, which included boater safety certification, PWC and tubers, unregistered watercraft, evading the ramp gate system and riding on the stern. Mark Leggett elaborated on the last two months. There have been 63 tickets issued and reviewed in the last two months. Mark would like the Handbook Committee to review the following areas of the Handbook: Infractions, Infraction Committee Procedure, Watercraft Identification, improper towing, trash disposal, tent camping and private boat ramps. Dredge Committee: Shawn Hepinstall reported the RFPs for the south end dredging issues have been sent to 27 engineering firms. They were given a deadline of Aug. 30 to respond back to us. The Dredge Committee will then look at all the companies that have responded and pick a reasonable and cost efficient plan that fits our needs. Dredging continues in the 3 tubes area along with the long stick working on removing additional silt at the end of the cove. The pond is full and an additional overflow pond is almost full. The committee will be working on a procedure to present to our members for approval to sell off some community areas to raise money for our dredge program. The recent rains have caused some of the weirs in the feeder creeks to wash out, so Shad and his crew will be repairing those. We need to continue to work on a plan for the south end. We need to continue with cleaning out the south end structure to get back in there and do some dredging. Shad Mort said we are very close to being complete in the 3 tubes area. Shawn commented he has had calls wanting to know why we haven’t had anybody working on the long stick at the south end, if it needs cleaning out. Shawn went on to explain that the same people that do the dredging and run the long stick also have to work on the roads, do mowing and other maintenance work. We don’t have a designated staff that does just dredging. If the membership wants to approve a $300,000 budget we could do that, but we only have so much money. Tony Gronniger mentioned the $9,700 we just received from the IRS and that we have been recognized as a non-profit organization, so have we looked into FEMA or SEMA as a way to get financial help with our flood control. Shawn responded that the committee has talked to the county multiple times about any funds that may be available to us. Susan Zalenski moved to put the

$9,700 tax refund, mentioned by the Finance Committee, to go toward the dredge fund. Mark Leggett seconded; motion passed. Lake Manager Report (Shad Mort) 1. Road work: When the dredging is complete in 3 tubes it will be all hands on deck for fall road work. 2. On Aug. 19, there will be USGS Survey in conjunction with the water supply district. They are going around to several lakes in Missouri and doing bathemetric surveys. Bathemetric surveys show the contour of the bottom of the lake and will show the siltation. This is very good for us in the sense we don’t have to pay for a bathemetric survey, because they can be very expensive. They are going to provide us a copy of the results when it is complete. There was a survey done in 2006, so this will show us what areas have silted in since then. 3. A new sidewalk has been poured going down to the Clubhouse. More will be done next year. 4. Mark Leggett mentioned that Shad would be meeting with an agent on Friday to get an insurance overview of our liability issues and an overall look at our policy. Financials: Flint Hibler moved to accept the financial statements. Tony Gronniger seconded; motion passed Guest Time 1. Paul Siebold addressed the Board about the buoy in his cove. He would like to see it moved out farther in the front of the cove. Paul provided pictures for the Board to see the location of where it is now and where he would like to see it moved. He would like to see it moved 50-75 ft. closer to the main channel so his dock on Lot 612 will be behind the buoy instead of in front of it. His reason for the request was that last year a wake hit his dock as he was docking his boat, his grandson was thrown off the boat and the rubber strip on the boat was ripped off. The damages were $1,600 caused by one wake. The dock has been on that point for 20+ years and it is just recently Paul has noticed this issue with huge wakes. Paul was asked if he could move the dock around the corner some, but he says he does not have enough water in that location. Mark Leggett says all buoys have been checked over the years for location and very few have ever been changed. After a lengthy discussion, Mark Leggett volunteered to go over and look at this buoy and the situation and report back to the Board. 2. Brett Bush, as a contractor, spoke on behalf of Brad McCauley on an infraction ticket for not maintaining a silt fence. The Board was provided pictures of the silt fence that showed the fence had collapsed and silt had poured over the top of it. Brett’s argument was we had received 5½ inches of rain that made the fence fail. Susan Zalenski said this was the perfect argument for issuing warning tickets. Eric Odette moved to dismiss this ticket. Flint Hibler seconded; motion passed. 3. Randy Pyfrom is building a new home at the lake and he recently received a ticket for not having a dumpster onsite when construction started. He had some issues with changing contractors which was out of his control. There were two tickets issued, but the Infraction Committee threw out the ticket to the contractor. Randy was fined $250 for this infraction. He believes there were circumstances beyond his control and felt he should have been given a warning first about the dumpster. Eric Odette moved to reduce the fine to $100. Tony Gronniger seconded, but the vote of the Board was five yes votes and one no vote. Discussion Eric Odette asked Brett Bush to talk about his visit with the Conservation Agents. Brett said the agents want a key to our gate so they can come and go as needed. Shad Mort responded he has also talked with these agents about this issue and he told them he was not comfortable giving him the card to get in because they are not members of this lake. He also told them if they need to come here for anything to give him a call and we will get them on the water. Brett’s comments were we have to make a local agent happy before they will come here and help us with things, such as doing a shock test on the fish. Adjourn: Mark Leggett moved to adjourn into Executive Session to discuss personnel and Board organizational matters at 8:20 p.m. Flint Hibler seconded; motion passed. Attendance: Resa & Doug Wiltse, Lot 494; Jim Miller, Lot 455; Roger Lankford, Lot 644; Nadja McCubbin, Lot 222; Don & Carolyn Leeper, Lot 22; Shawn Hepinstall, Lot 385; Janet & Jeff Yuratovich, Lot 563/564; Mike & Sherry Krehbiel, Lot 559; Joe Serrone, Lot 583; Jody Odette, Lot 220; Robert & Vikki Walton, Lot 217; Jack & Sue Morris, Lot 332; Cindy Wolfe, Lot 580Wendy & Dennis Peterson, Lot 3020; Scott & Mary Miller, Lot 3014; Tom Johanson, Lot 240; Dennis Schlaiss, Lot 1080; Jeff Hower, Lot 357; Steve Puckett, Lot 574; Randy Pyfrom, Lot 128; Rex & Phyllis Williams, Lot 436; Paul Siebold, Lot 612; Donna Redden, Lot 1280; Tony Southwick, Lot 1594; Mike & Diane Hazlett, Lot 329; Bret Bush, Lot 324; Kim Spidle, Lot 341; Mary Hibler, Lot 183; Shad Mort, Lake Manager; Sally Zerbe, Lot 2528/Office. Let the record show that these Minutes are a record of the business transacted at this meeting and a sampling of the discussions. Comments and discussions are not reflected in whole or as actual quotations in the minutes, nor do they reflect all comments by members. Respectfully Submitted, Mark Leggett, Secretary Board of Directors Viking Valley Association

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‘Bill’s Barn’ to be added to community center

Everything in working order…Please! Donations from the community are welcome ...usually. When you bring your donation to the service center, remember that they need things to be clean. Toys should be complete. Electrical appliances should be in working order. A lot of overflow is sent to Planet Aid. Please don’t bring things that are soiled or broken. The center already spends $90 a month for the dumpster to carry off those things that can’t be used. “Today I sorted three bags and was not able to save anything,” Karen says. “The boxes of stuff not used would fill the dumpster. If it’s broken, cracked or dirty, please don’t bring it to us. Shoes that are well worn … we can’t give them away.” Karen says the service center appreciates those who shop there. People come from all over the area, Bethany, Chillicothe, Cameron, Trenton, Hamilton, and all of Daviess County. The money made from the Thrift Shop is used for upkeep, and excess is returned to those in need in the local community. A website for the Daviess County Food Bank is in the works and should be accessible soon. You’ll be able to see if the Center is open or closed and also check out any special produce available. “We are here to help people,” Karen says.


aren Reed is now carrying on the work which she and her late husband, Bill Reed, and a group of faithful volunteers began many years ago. “We never dreamed it would be this big,” she says. The Reeds have been the directors of the Gallatin Seventh-day Adventist Community Service Center since around 1983 when it was located on West Mill Street in an old two-story house. In those days it had only a handful of volunteers. The new service center was built in the spring of 1997. “We never thought it would happen,” Karen says. “But God blessed the work and, one step at a time, it grew.” A few steps over time In 1979 the first addition to the church was completed — a 40x110 foot building. “We thought that would be plenty of room, but very soon we knew it wouldn’t be enough. Marie Toney, then director of the Green Hills Community Action Agency, asked us to take over distribution of the commodities for Daviess County. We made it work, until the loan of the first building was paid off.” In 2007, the building that now houses the Daviess County Food Bank was added. That building was filled in a short time. A walk-in freezer and a walk-in refrigerator were added. Those, too, were filled in a short time. In 2011, the house on South Willow was purchased, across the street from the new food bank. “We call it our apartment,” says Karen. “We don’t spend much time there.” More space needed! In 2013 a storage barn was built onto the food bank building. Now more space is needed, and a new building is planned. “Bill’s Barn,” in honor of Bill Reed who passed away this past February, will be built in his memory in one area of the Clay Street parking lot. The lot has been surveyed and the city has given its okay. Groundwork will begin in August. Jamesport Builders will begin construction on Sept. 7, and the 32x24 building will be an extension of the thrift shop. “It will also be a man’s cave with larger items, furniture, etc.,” says Karen. “We needed the space. We The late Bill Reed

were crowding out the dining hall.” A plaque will designate the building in memory of Bill Reed, director of the Daviess County Food Bank from 1999 to 2019. It will be built with donations from Bill’s memorial fund, to start, along with other funds from other sources. Good support Seventh-day Adventist gives away thousands of free clothing items and thousands of pounds of food. Last year over 30,000 articles of clothing were given away, not counting bedding, shoes, miscellaneous items and books. There’s somebody there six days a week taking care of

Karen Reed and Cyndi Jones all of those donations. Food is picked up by volunteers, including a load from Wal-Mart every Monday which must be weighed. Shipments from Second Harvest and WalMart arrive on the third Monday of each month. Second Harvest out of St. Joseph gives the center good support. Recently, the center asked for 1,500 pounds of food and wound up with 2,500 pounds for 16 cents a pound. A pretty good deal! In the first quarter of this year, the food bank received 2,165 pounds of food. The center received 15,991 pounds through the Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) and 7,700 pounds through the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP). Donated food amounted to 4,787 pounds. All food has to be inspected to check expiration dates, weighed, sorted, and put away. Organized ...and busy! The service center is a non-profit organization run by volunteers who work for free. “We were fortunate to have a volunteer staff of around 30 at one time,” Karen says. “Of course, they didn’t all work at the same time, but had shifts doing the work that needed to be taken care of.” It’s a busy place. The Seventh-day Community Service Center is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Wednesday. There are two entrances. The Daviess County Food Bank is on Willow Street. The Thrift Shop is on Clay Street. The service center needs a male volunteer who can work Tuesdays and Thursdays. “I depend on the men for things I can’t do,” Karen says, “like lifting big pallets of food.” She needs to train a backup cashier who will work only on Wednesdays. “I want to thank our volunteers,” she says. “They’re a great crew that I couldn’t do without.” If you would like to volunteer, give Karen a call at 663-2478. There are many denominations represented in the volunteer staff, Nazarene, Methodist, Christian, LDS, Baptist, Adventist, and nondenominational. “Volunteering here is good therapy,” Karen says. “Funny things happen.” None of the volunteers gets a paycheck. “Our paycheck will come later.”

Everybody misses Bill. “Bill Reed lived over here at the Service Center,” Karen says. Karen was prepared to be a widow. Bill’s passing was not a shock. He had heart problems for a year and a half. He needed a new heart valve but he chose to just be careful and watch for signs that made him know that he needed help. Their children planned a 10-day cruise to Panama for them earlier this year. They had lived in Panama 50 years ago; it was their home while Bill was in the military. Bill broke his arm taking stuff to Planet Aid just before the cruise. Karen thinks he fainted. He’d been having little spells of passing out because his heart just wasn’t pumping enough blood. They came back from their vacation on Jan. 18. On Jan. 20 Bill was in the hospital. “The hospitals at Cameron and then North Kansas City were a blessing all the way,” Karen says. “They tried everything. Bill didn’t want any more surgeries.” Bill told Karen, “Let’s go home. I want to have a party.” “We had a wonderful time with our children and grandchildren and nieces,” says Karen. He was able to come home for five days before he died on Feb. 3. Karen says she appreciates the Christian Church for allowing them to use their sanctuary for the services. “He had a wonderful time at home,” Karen says. “He kept his mind and sense of humor up until the end.” Now, Karen and her niece, Cyndi Jones, along with the staff of volunteers will continue to serve Daviess County with the food bank program and the thrift shop. All money raised by the thrift shop is returned to the community for emergencies. “If you want to help with Bill’s Barn, leave a little gift for Bill with the cashiers on Wednesday,” says Karen. “Thank you and God bless us all.”

Volunteers Jake Hogan, Karen Walker and Bill Latimer

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Work or school have you stressed? Need a break from the mundane? The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) recommends taking a dose of nature at least once a day to refresh and de-stress. Numerous studies have linked spending time outdoors to an increase in overall physical health. Being outside has been proven to reduce heart rate, blood pressure, fatigue, and reduces the risk of Type 2 diabetes. “I prescribe nature,” said Jefferson City-based Wellness Practitioner Dianna Richardson. Richardson holds a doctorate in Naturopathy and has been treating patients for nearly 30 years. Research has found that the average American spends as much as 12 hours a day in front of a screen, whether it be scrolling through social media on a smartphone, watching television, or using a computer. Too much time on devices can lead to a weight gain, chronic neck and back pain, vision issues, and poor sleep. “We are over-stimulating our brains with constant screen-time, which causes stress, causes chronic fatigue – all of these negative responses,” Richardson explained. “If we get into nature, we can undo a lot of that damage.” Not only does nature help physical health, but it has a tremendous impact on mental health, too. Richardson notes that being outside helps reduce stress, anxiety, and depression. “Right now in the world, 400 million people are struggling with some sort of mental health issue,” Richardson said. “A lot of symptoms associated with mental health issues can be improved simply by getting outside.” One tremendous benefit of nature is sunlight. Moderate exposure to sunlight increases the brain’s release of serotonin, prompts the body to make Vitamin D, and can help with getting a restful night’s sleep. “Most of us are inside, in a cubicle or office, anywhere from 8 to 10 hours a day,” said Richardson. “It’s not healthy. We need that sunlight and that fresh air. Even taking the long way home, a drive in the country can be beneficial.” Reaping health benefits of nature can be as easy as spending time in your own backyard. Connect with the outdoors by planting native plants, reading a book in a hammock, or hanging a hummingbird feeder. Enjoy nature at a park by having a picnic, throwing a frisbee with some pals, or simply by getting in some steps with your four-legged friend. Need more ideas on how to spend time in the great outdoors? Visit MDC’s Things to Do page at to discover everything from floating and fishing, to geocaching and woodworking. To learn more about outdoor skills and activities, check out MDC’s free programs at

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by Troy Lesan Time for another Lake Viking Marine Cardboard Boat Race. (Would you believe the 6th Annual?) And in keeping with tradition, it was a great one! For those of us who have watched these great races over the years, a cardinal rule is to expect the unexpected. Take the Titanic Award for example. Each year that distinction goes to the most spectacular sinking. Well, this year’s Titanic Award went to a boat that was appropriately named Death Mode. The boat never actually sank, but true to its name, it actually appeared to die several times when it capsized and rolled over. Yet each time, the boat’s pilots uprighted the boat and kept in the race and even raced in a second heat. This year’s boat race consisted of three divisions – Pee Wee, Teen, and Adult – with two heats in each division. All the races were good hard-fought contests, but the Teen Division featured the closest finish ever for a cardboard boat race. It was neck and neck between Hope it Don’t Sink and Graffiti. Hope it Don’t Sink seemed to be on the way to victory until Weston Edwards and his cousin Maggie Morris put on a power rowing display and surged to the finish line and won by . . . 1/10 of a second! If it seemed like the Graffiti team was rowing with an all-out abandon, consider that Weston and Maggie had their reputations to defend. Last year, they won it all. This year, after winning their heat, they lost the final heat to PS Kirkwood and power rower Tracy Ortiz. Tracy has won almost every Cardboard Boat Adult Division since the event began. But as Kansas City legend Satchel Paige once said, “don’t look back; something may be gaining on you.” Very true. Weston Edwards and Maggie Morris are fourth generation Lake Viking and the grandchildren of Ed and Janet White. All totaled the White progeny had three entries in the cardboard boat races, including the Pee Wee division. Sounds like a future dynasty in the making. As far as the most original design awards, chosen by the judges . . . well, it was very close. Wade 121 — sharp, streamlined, and a bright red and black — was a beaut. Then there was a locomotive like dynamo with smoke coming out of its chimney and piloted by Meagan Threlkeld (I think). But for some reason, the ducks prevailed (see pictures). The Ugly Duck entry even featured a mini soundboard that emitted quacking, but unfortunately, after several “quack, quack, quack” practice runs, the device’s battery ran down. Oh well, back to the drawing board. Nice idea anyway. A boat called Home Run won the Pee Wee Division, but Pee Wee boat, Fake Patrol, was the big crowd pleaser. The cardboard craft was cleverly constructed to resemble a Safety Water Patrol boat – even to the extent that the young girls piloting the boat, Annie and Mollie Trenkle, had a little fake infraction ticket book. After the race, Mollie and Annie handed me an infraction ticket for “taking too many pictures.” I heard that Randy Tague was also issued a fake citation for “talking too loud.” In Randy’s defense he had to talk loud and needed every decibel he could get from his megaphone. It was another big crowd for a wonderful Lake Viking event. The main feature, the Cardboard Boat Race was preceded by a bike race and a 10K run. As always, all proceeds from this event go to the Wounded Warrior Project. ~ Photos by Troy Lesan & Jeff Hower

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ARTICLE XI - DWELLING RENTALS Section 1. A member can only rent one house at a time. Only a house is an eligible rental property. Garages, unimproved lots, shelters, private docks, private shorelines, beaches and campground spaces are not eligible for renting to non-members. Individual rooms in a house cannot be rented separately. Rental is for the entire property. Section 2. Non-member renters will pay Viking Valley Association a Renter’s fee for every whole or part of every 12 month period equal to the current year dues and Assessments. This Fee does not constitute any kind of membership. This Renter’s Fee is due on or before first day of occupancy. Member is responsible for ensuring Renter’s Fee is paid on or before first day of occupancy and upon any extension or renewal of lease. This fee is not refundable or subject to proration under any circumstances. We are grandfathering in the 10 current renters as of March 6, 2016 for the term of the current lessee. Section 3. Non-member Renters must show the Member’s guest pass for access to the pool, clubhouse facilities, beaches and community areas. If a Member is not in good standing, the Member’s guest passes are invalid. Section 4. No non-member renters are allowed to have watercraft titled in their name on the lake. All watercraft must be titled to a property owner. Renters with a valid guest pass may only use watercraft of a member in good standing. All watercraft are stickered according to the lot number of the Member. No guest and/or non-member watercraft allowed. Section 5. It is the Member’s responsibility to deliver a copy of their lease in its entirety to the Association office prior to the start of renter occupancy. Member shall have 10 days to notify the Association office of any changes or amendments to that lease pertaining to occupancy extensions or renewals. Section 6. Every non-member renter must attend a Zebra Mussel information session at the Association office within 10 days of the first day of occupancy. Section 7. All non-member renters must abide by the By-Laws, Covenants and Restrictions. Members shall be responsible for compliance of such Rules and Regulations by renters.


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Safe Boating practices shared by Missouri State Highway Patrol In addition to making sure your boat equipment is in compliance with state law, make sure you are familiar with laws regarding boat operation and traditional navigational rules. Remember: Missouri law requires everyone born after January 1, 1984, who operates a vessel on Missouri lakes to possess an approved boating safety identification card. In 2018, there were 173 boating accidents reported in Missouri, with 101 injuries, and 16 fatalities. When boaters understand and obey the law, and vessels are in good operating order, everyone’s experience becomes safer. A life jacket for everyone on board is a must! Children under seven years old are required to wear a personal flotation device in a boat, but you are never too old to wear a life jacket! Life jackets are now lighter, less obtrusive, and more comfortable than ever before. The new inflatable life jackets allow mobility and flexibility for activities like boating, fishing, or paddling, and are much cooler in the warmer weather. Although not required by law, children playing along the shoreline or on a dock should wear a life jacket. A drowning can occur quickly, with little or no sign the victim is struggling. Life jackets save lives, please wear yours! It is important for each boat operator to know the capabilities of their boat. Reducing your speed in unfamiliar areas and being aware of unusual water conditions respective to the size and type of boat you operate are just a couple of environmental considerations. Extended time in the sun and the constant motion of the water effects every vessel operator. It’s important to recognize the dangers of boater fatigue. Stay alert while enjoying Missouri’s lakes and rivers. Additionally, if you combine alcohol with boater fatigue your reaction time and

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a) All King Citydwelling Lumberowners (houses, mobile homes and dwellings of a similar construc208 E. Putnam tion) will have their lot number prominentKing City, MO 64463 ly 660-535-4337 displayed so that it is clearly visible from theCurrent roadway. Notes: July 2016: Four New Pix b) Lettering and numbering needs to3716, located h/customers/king city lumber/ be0174, at least 3 inches 3808, 4466 high and sign colors need to be contrasting colors so the sign is easily read. c) Owners having multiple adjoining lots may include on the sign at the principle residence. d) Lots with structures (shelters, sheds, boat or swimming docks, decks, etc.) will have their lot number(s) prominently displayed so that it is clearly visible from the water (on lake front lots) and from the road way. e) As of August 1, 2014, all docks must have their lot numbers displayed on the lower right side of the dock, facing the water. All lake front dwellings will have lot numbers clearly visible from the water. This rule is in place for your safety in case of an emergency! Safety, Fire Department, First Responders and Ambulance personnel need to be able to see your address and lot numbers to respond!!



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Activities Committee Ramona Miller, Mary Hibler (Chairperson), Dustin Hibler, David Hibler, Eric and Jody Odette, Gail Bush, Resa Wiltse, Janet Hillman, Janet Yuratovich, Eric Odette (Board Contact) Board of Directors Board of Directors: President, Troy Lesan; 1st Vice President, Susan Zalenski; 2nd Vice President, Mike Booth; Secretary, Mark Leggett; Assistant Secretary, Tony Gronniger; Treasurer, Flint Hibler; Assistant Treasurer, Eric Odette. Viking Valley Association Board of Directors Meetings are held the second Sunday of each month, at 6:30 p.m. in the lower level of the clubhouse. All members in good standing are welcome to attend. Building Committee Flint Hibler (Board Contact), Doug Wiltse, Jim Miller and Tom Johanson. Building Committee Meetings are held the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month at the Association office. Building permits are required to be approved by the Building Committee prior to the start of any construction as stated in the Covenants, Restrictions, By-Laws, Rules and Regulations of the Viking Valley Association. Campground Committee Mary Hibler (Chairperson), Flint Hibler, Marion Crawford, Mike Wolfe, Charles Sudduth, James Funk, Mike Booth (Board Contact). Community Strategic Planning Tony Gronniger, Missy Leggett, Shawn Hepinstall, Paula Hepinstall, Dennis Schlaiss, Lana Southwick, Kim Spidle, Carolyn Leeper, Don Leeper, Kenny Southwick, Randy Tague, Susan Zalenski (Chair/Board Contact) Dredge Committee Shawn Hepinstall (chairman), Paula Hepinstall, Robert Hayes, Brett Bush, Shad Mort, Mark Leggett (Board Contact) Employee Board Contact Flint Hibler Finance Committee Mike Kemna (Chairman), Donna Archibald, Shad Mort, Sally Zerbe, Glenn Miller, Len Zalenski, Missy Leggett, Troy Lesan, Flint Hibler, Tom Johanson, Eric Odette (Board Contact) Handbook Committee Donna Archibald (Chair), Kyle Parkhurst, Kim Spidle, Terri Schlaiss, Tony Gronniger (Board Contact). Infraction Committee Roger Lankford (Chairman), Carl Butcher, Bob Clemens, Jim Gibbany, James Funk, Mark Leggett (Board Contact) Infraction Committee meetings are held on the second Saturday of each month, 9 a.m., Lower Level Clubhouse. Lake Committee Shirley Leakey, Don Leeper, Carolyn Leeper, Bo Steed, Sherry Krehbiel, Mike Krehbiel, Ramona Miller, Tom Johanson, Troy Lesan (Board Contact) Special Road District Mark Leggett, Ron Spidle, Troy Knight Volunteer Fire Department Rusty Hendricks, Gary King, Tony Gronniger, Dennis Schlaiss, Riley Blades, Luke Threlkeld, Len Zalenski, Mark White, Mark Closterman, Anthony Dirks. Mike Booth (Board Contact). Fire Department meetings are held the 2nd Saturday of each month at 9 a.m. at the firehouse in the association main parking lot. If you have the interest and the time to serve your community, be sure to attend the next meeting.

Public Water Supply Dist. #3

Kyle W. Parkhurst, President, term expires 4/2020 - SubDistrict #3; Troy Lesan, Vice President, term expires 4/2021 - Sub-District #2; Jeffrey Speaker, secretary, term expires 4/2022 - Sub-District #4; Randy Tague term expires 4/2021 - Sub-District #1; Harlan Horst, term expires 4/2020 - SubDistrict #5; Roger Barker, Superintendent; Gary King, Water Operator; Diane Hulett, Clerk. Board meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month at 4 p.m. at the PWSD No. 3 office. Office Hours: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday thru Friday. All payments for metered water bills are to be made payable to Public Water Supply District No. 3 of Daviess County, Missouri. You may abbreviate as PWSD #3. If you have any questions, contact the PWSD No. 3 office, 116 Waterworks Dr., Gallatin, Mo. 64640 (located at the water plant). Phone 660-663-2771. For the convenience of customers of Public Water Supply District No. 3, a drop box is available at the front door of the office located at the water plant for the payment of water bills. Payments received after 4 p.m. in the drop box will post the following day. For the convenience of Association members, a drop box is available in the front door of the association office for the payment of association bills.

Viking Valley Association Office Address: 144 E. Main, Gallatin, MO 64640 Office Hours: April 1 - Labor Day Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday: 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Day after Labor Day - March 31 Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

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Ambulance - Fire - Rescue To Report Fire Only * Lake Viking Safety Patrol.................660-663-2204 * Sheriff, Daviess Co...........................660-663-2031 or 663-2149 * Highway Patrol (Emergencies) ....1-800-525-5555

***************** Important Phone Numbers * Association Office.............................660-663-2131

You are responsible for your guests and their actions. It is your responsibility to educate them on the rules and regulations of Lake Viking. Lake Viking is private property, but all lots are owned by some other individual. Please do not drive or ride ATV vehicles or bicycles on neighboring lots, or walk across lots to fish or use others’ property without first getting the property owner’s permission.

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Bass: Release all bass 12” to 19”. Fishermen can keep one bass per day of 19” or longer. Crappie: Keep all crappie caught, within the state limit, which is 30 per day. Walleye: Fisherman can keep Walleye at least 21” in length, release all catches under 21”.

Mowing Regulations

You are required to have your lot mowed by May 1st, June 1st and September 1st of each year. If you do not keep your lot mowed, or hire a contract mower, the Association will mow it, and bill you $80.00 for each mowing.

The Association does not want to be in the mowing business.

Please self-mow your lot or hire a contract mower to do it for you. All contract mowers are required to submit a customer list to the Association office. If you are not on their initial list, you may be accidentally billed by the Association, so please contact your mower early. The below listed mowers have registered with the Association office and can usually be reached in the evening. There may be other mowers who advertise in the Lake Viking News.

Contract Mowers Can Save You Money Jason Burns......................................... 660-605-2151 Mike Cline............................................. 816-465-0092 Eric Critten.......................................... 660-663-9122 Randy Gatton....................................... 660-663-9348 Mark Hoig................. 816-716-1896 or 660-663-4244 Ron Huston..............660-663-3234 or 816-390-5161 Jeff Johnson........................................ 660-334-0604 Jim Miller..............................................816-520-3280

Please Keep Control of Your Dogs

Dogs are not allowed off the member’s property and shall be contained by a fenced enclosure or controlled by a leash. Guests’ dogs are included. Violation of this rule may be subject to an Infraction Ticket issued to the property owner.

Building Permit Notice

Building Permits are required, but not limited to the following projects: fences, storage shed, shelters, decks, boat docks, boat houses, room additions, porches and any alteration of the roof line; and any other construction that requires large earth moving equipment, concrete trucks and other equipment that requires multiple axle trailers. Failure to comply with building regulations could result in a minimum fine of $500 and loss of lake privileges. Any construction not in compliance with these regulations could result in forced relocation of the structure.



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Anytime you are burning brush, etc., on your lot, make certain you are burning on your lot and not someone else’s property. Unattended burning is prohibited and burning is not allowed when winds are in excess of 15 mph and shall be subject to an Infraction Ticket and fine.

Member Reminders

• Helmets are required to be worn when operating a motorcycle within the Lake Viking Subdivision. • Goose population control is hard to manage... The first step in this process is DO NOT FEED THE GEESE!

* Public Water Supply District #3 of Daviess County (Water Plant).....660-663-2771 Roger Barker - (Emergency after hours)....660-334-0100

* Lake Viking Marine, Inc., Lot #1000.660-663-3722 * Farmers Electric Co-op., Inc. * During business hours............1-800-279-0496 * After Hours...............................1-800-927-5334 * Advanced Disposal Services, Inc.1-800-346-6844 or 1-800-778-7652 * Windstream Telephone Company * Customer Service (Residential).1-800-347-1991 * Repair Service.............................1-800-782-6206

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PWSD #3 Regular Meeting

PWSD #3 Special Meeting

August 20, 2019

August 12, 2019

CALL TO ORDER Kyle Parkhurst, President (2020), called the meeting to order at 4 p.m. Members in attendance were Jeffrey Speaker (2022), Harlan Horst (2020), Troy Lesan (2021), and Randy Tague (2021). Also in attendance were Roger Barker, Water Superintendent, and Diane Hulett, Clerk. APPROVAL OF MINUTES Troy Lesan moved to approve the minutes of the July 16, 2019, Board of Directors Meeting. Harlan Horst seconded. All members were in favor; motion carried. Troy Lesan moved to approve the minutes of the Aug. 12, 2019, Special Meeting. Harlan Horst seconded. All voted in favor; motion carried. PUBLIC COMMENT There were no visitors in attendance for public comment. OLD BUSINESS There was no old business. NEW BUSINESS Financial Report: The financial reports and bills were reviewed and discussed. Jeffrey Speaker moved to approve the July financial reports as submitted and approve the bills. Randy Tague seconded. All members voted to approve; motion carried. Propane bids were submitted for review with Landes Propane being awarded the bid. Liability insurance was also discussed. DISCUSSION Superintendent Report: Roger informed the board that the 2017 F150 pickup has been sold. He also reported that an engineer with Bartlett & West toured the plant recently to obtain information for the engineering study. Kyle Parkhurst, president, announced the next meeting would be Sept. 17, 2019, at 4 p.m. at the water plant. Jeffrey Speaker moved to adjourn at 5 p.m. Troy Lesan seconded. All members were in favor; motion carried. Respectfully Submitted, Jeffrey Speaker

CALL TO ORDER Kyle Parkhurst, President (2020), called the special meeting to order at 2 p.m. Members in attendance were Jeffrey Speaker (2022), Harlan Horst (2020), and Troy Lesan (2021). Randy Tague (2021) was unable to attend. Also in attendance were Roger Barker, Water Superintendent, and Diane Hulett, Clerk. NEW BUSINESS The contract from Bartlett & West for the engineering study was submitted for approval. A motion was made by Jeffrey Speaker and seconded by Troy Lesan to execute the contract as submitted. All members voted in favor; motion carried. Harlan Horst moved to adjourn the meeting at 2:30 p.m. Jeffrey Speaker seconded. All members were in favor; motion carried. Respectfully Submitted, Jeffrey Speaker

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Lake Manager Shad Mort in Operation Desert Storm By Mike Hanrahan Reprinted with permission from the Cameron Citizen-Observer Editor’s Note: Mike Hanrahan, a reporter for the Cameron Newspaper, says it’s one of the best things he’s ever done as a writer. Each week, for the past year, he has featured articles on local veterans. The subjects of his articles include armed service veterans from World War Two, the Korean War, the Viet Nam War, Desert Storm, and the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. The following article is on Lake Viking Manager Shad Mort, Shad Mort of rural Kidder joined the United States Air Force in August of 1989. He took Basic Training at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas and was then sent to Myrtle Beach AFB in South Carolina, where he served as a heavy equipment operator. Myrtle Beach was primarily an A-10 (Warthog) base. Following Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait, virtually the entire base at Myrtle Beach was sent to King Fahd Air Base in Saudi Arabia in Operation Desert Shield, which soon became Operation Desert Storm. Approximately 100 A-10s were stationed at the base, along with a smaller number of fighter jets, and approximately 200 Cobra and Apache helicopters. Air strikes were carried out from the base on a daily basis. Shad and the other heavy equipment operators were heavily involved in building protection for the aircraft. Their primary duty was the building of “revetments” for the planes. These revetments were 16-foot high walls built with steel casings and filled with sand. There was one for each plane. They were essentially U-shaped with another wall in front, designed so that an aircraft could enter one opening and could later leave from the opening on the other side. These provided considerable protection for the planes. Because of the strategic importance of the base, security was extremely tight with manned checkpoints and staggered cement blocks. On one occasion a vehicle loaded with explosives and driven by a suicide driver managed to enter the base but crashed the vehicle and was dispatched before detonating the explosives. On a few occasions they came under attack from SCUD missiles, all of which were shot down by the three Patriot missile placements on the base.

The weather was very hot, often in the 115-degree range, but was “tolerable” due to the low humidity. The heavy equipment operators lived in tents which also housed a variety of experienced equipment specialists who were very adept at providing for their own living conditions. They built functional beds, keeping themselves off the ground, and air-conditioning units which provided relief from the heat. They slept 12 to a tent. A lot of troops, mostly Army and Marines, moved through the base, using it as a staging station on their way to field assignments. On one occasion a number of British troops spent a few days on base. Shad commented that “the Queen provided better MREs than the U.S., they ate better!” Asked about the cultural differences, Shad mentioned his first visit to the city of Riyadh. He and two friends were walking down the street when suddenly everyone pulled out “prayer rugs” and began praying, wherever they were at the moment, some in the middle of the street. He said that along with local restaurants, there were also McDonald’s, KFCs, etc. Passing by a local restaurant they noticed there was a buffet. They filled their plates, uncertain of what they were selecting.

After a few bites, Shad decided he had enough, and went down the street for a Big Mac! There were a few scary moments as well. On one occasion, an A-10 pilot forgot to disarm his weapons after parking and leaving his plane. The next day, entering the plane, he accidently fired a Maverick missile which stuck in the revetment. Fortunately, the missile did not travel far enough to “arm” itself, but it was still a scary situation. There was a large “flash” and a “boom,” so Shad and several in his unit hid in a large culvert, not certain what was going on. The explosives disposal unit asked the heavy equipment operators to remove the missile. It was difficult to extract from the wall, and all the while they were uncertain what might happen when it emerged. Fortunately, all went well, and they turned it over to the disposal personnel. A duty for Shad and others in his unit was to police and inspect the runways, removing debris. When Shad called the control tower for permission to sweep the runway, he was informed that a “crippled” A-10 was attempting to return to base with part of its tail, and part of one wing missing. He was told to keep the men in position to assist what was expected to be a “crash landing.” Shad said that although daylight was fading, he could see the plane quite clearly as it approached, and that it was obviously having difficulty flying, tilting first one way then another. Fortunately, the pilot was able to land the plane safely, but accidentally ejected flares in the process which added to the drama. On another occasion, Shad was in the chow hall when some Army infantry men entered. One had left his weapon on “automatic” fire, and when he put it down (fortunately pointed upwards) it went off, putting about 16 holes in the roof of the tent. It created a few moments of chaos with people turning over tables and hiding wherever they could find cover. Shad’s worst memory had to do with the crew of an AC-130. He had developed friendships with the entire crew which was shot down one night, losing all members. He still thinks about them from time to time. His best memory is the many friendships he forged with the people with whom he served. He still remains in touch with most of them. Shad lives with his wife Amy, and their two daughters, Lauren and Shelby, on a farm northeast of Kidder.

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As usual Now and Then rocked.

As the evening wore on, the Patio Party Crowd grew larger.

Summer events just keep coming! This month’s Lake Viking News features pictures from three popular summer events at the Lake. Kids Day on Aug. 10 (see page 8) and the Patio Party on July 27 which were first up on the docket. The Patio Party began with people starting to filter into the area behind the clubhouse at around 6. As the sun lowered in the sky, the crowd grew. By sunset, the party was going full blast, and it stayed that way the rest of the evening. Now and Then solidified their standing as a Lake Viking favorite in yet another great event put on by the Association Activities Committee. Next, on Aug. 3, was the Lake Viking Marine Annual Cardboard Boat Race (see pages 6-7), with proceeds going to the Wounded Warrior Project. As these pictures confirm, it’s been another fun summer at Lake Viking! ~ Troy Lesan





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Harfield and Mary Frances Davis Susan and Robert M. Aulgur Gathered (below) for Robert M. Aulgur’s 90th birthday are, from left, Linda and Bob D. Aulgur of Columbia, Ann Everly, Robert M. Aulgur, Veronica and Aaron Everly of Columbia, Katherine Everly of Kansas City, and Mark Everly. Not pictured: Linda and Bob’s son David, and Linda’s children Heather and Graham.

Davis-Aulgur Foundation touches many lives, culminates in a blaze of glory A legacy of D.H. Davis Drug Company which served this community for much more than a century by T.L. Huffman

A foundation set up by the Davis-Aulgur Family 45 years ago will go out in a blaze of glory by giving away $30,000 to three Daviess County institutions. The Davis-Aulgur Family Foundation announced the gifts in May. The Active Aging Resource Center will receive $10,000 for capital improvements; Gallatin Theater League will receive $10,000 in support of the Missoula Children’s Theater production of “Aladdin” and future productions; and the Gallatin Methodist Church will receive $10,000 toward its building fund. The process of the Foundation was to receive requests from charitable organizations from Daviess County, says Ann (Aulgur) Everly. “The board would review those requests and decide where the monies would go that year. We liked to touch as many people from Daviess County as possible.” Over the years, the Davis-Aulgur Family Foundation has bestowed over $100,000 to recipients in Daviess County. The Foundation was incorporated in 1974. The Foundation was an idea of Ann’s grandparents, Harfield and Mary Frances Davis. Once the idea was formed, Harfield and Mary Frances, as well as Ann’s parents, Robert and Susan Ann Davis Aulgur, moved forward to make the Foundation a reality. The purpose of the Foundation was to give back to Daviess County and those who supported the D.H. Davis Drug Company since 1855. “The Davises and Aulgurs recognized the caring and support that the people of Daviess County have given our family throughout their many years of business and wanted to give back to these communities,” Ann says. The people who began serving the board in 1974 were Robert Aulgur, Susan Ann Davis Aulgur, Mary Frances Davis, Robert Paul and Randall Axon. Others who served later were Joe Snyder, Ann Aulgur Everly, Marilyn Hemry, Dan Lockridge, Mark Everly and Linda Houghton. The Foundation was governed by bylaws established by attorneys in order to meet requirements set up by the State of Missouri. The bylaws stated that organizations seeking a monetary gift from the Foundation must be non-profit and tax exempt, and located in Daviess County.

“The Davis-Aulgur Family Foundation has been a committed supporter of our nutrition programs for many, many years,” says Deanna Lewis, administrator of the Active Aging Resource Center in Gallatin. “Past donations have helped us provide Meals on Wheels to homebound older adults, purchase coolers used to deliver Meals on Wheels, replace our kitchen flooring, and purchase a refrigerator and a dishwasher.” The Board of Directors for the Active Aging Resource Center discussed projects and has approved replacing the door to the building’s handicapped entrance in the alley and changing the sign on the front of the building. Other projects being discussed are replacing a stainless steel double-door refrigerator and replacing the heating and cooling system. Administrator Lewis noted that she had only been administrator for about six months when the Gallatin Lions Club donated $2,865 to install the furnace currently used at the center. After 20 years and several repairs, it’s time to do some upgrades to not only the furnace but the center’s entire heating and cooling system — made possible by the Davis-Aulgur gift. “Our senior center and nutrition programs would not exist without Daviess County community support,” says Administrator Lewis. “We have been fortunate over the years, but this gift is one of the largest we have received from one entity. We are truly thankful to the Davis-Aulgur Family Foundation Board of Directors.” “I’ve known the Aulgur and Davis families my whole life,” says Amy McMahon, president of the Gallatin Theater League. “Susan Ann and her mother, Mary Frances, were two of the sweetest people I have ever known. When those ladies passed away, the family went about making sure their years of selfless service were honored and remembered. Many lives and organizations have been affected by the donations from the Davis-Aulgur foundation. The donation to the Gallatin Theater League will make it possible to continue the children’s theater here into the future. I know the 43 kids in this year’s production will join me in saying “THANK YOU!” “The Gallatin United Methodist Church is once again very fortunate to receive a gift from the Davis-Aulgur Family Foundation,” said Pastor Brad Dush. “The gift will be a blessing as we begin some remodeling projects within the church to create opportunities for young fami-

lies and their children.” During the first two years of the Foundation, 1974 and 1975, there were no gifts given because time was needed to build up the interest on the principal. After those two years, the first gift was given in 1976. The final board consisted of Robert Aulgur, Ann Aulgur Everly, Mark Everly, Dan Lockridge and Linda Houghton. “A special gift that we gave for many years was to the ‘Buzz the Bee’ program through the Daviess County Health Department,” says Ann. “We knew this touched the lives of many young children in the county because Buzz the Bee visited all county schools.” The final gifts have been given and the fund has been closed. Harfield Davis was never a part of the management of the Foundation. He turned that job over to his family and members of the community. He was always quiet, understated and wanted to stay in the background, but his community always remained important to him. He always recognized how important it was to give back. “The original vision of Harfield Davis for the Foundation has been met,” says Ann. “It has touched many lives. I know no one would have been happier to know how the people in Daviess County were helped.” Foundation Gifts through the years benefited multiple organizations. The United Methodist Church has received gifts totaling over $20,000. Other beneficiaries were the Gallatin Theatre League, $16,755; Active Aging Resource Center of Gallatin, $14,500; and Daviess County Health Department, $13,499.20. The Gallatin R-5 School District also received over $10,000 in donations. Other organizations that have benefited through the Foundation include following: Daviess County, First Baptist Church of Gallatin, First Christian Church of Gallatin, Gallatin Youth Football Inc., Daviess County Historical Society, Daviess County Nursing Home, City of Gallatin, Daviess County Extension to University of Missouri-Columbia,Winston R-6 School District, MultiPurpose Center sponsored by City of Pattonsburg, TriCounty R-7 School (Jamesport), Harrison County R-4 School District (Gilman City), Daviess County Fine Arts Council, Gallatin Park Board, Daviess County Library, and Green Hills Head Start.

Reprinted from the July 17, 2019, edition of the Gallatin North Missourian. To subscribe to the North Missourian, go to or call Gallatin Publishing Company at 660-663-2154


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2019 Chautauqua marks 150th anniversary of James gang robbery Robbery Re-enactment, Gallatin Theatre League shows, music, parade! Save the dates Sept. 20-21! Plans for the 2019 Gallatin Chautauqua are taking shape, according to festival leader Kate Chrisman. A lineup of events is being scheduled for Friday and Saturday, Sept. 20-21. This year marks the 150th anniversary of the Frank & Jesse James robbery of the Daviess County Savings Association which occurred in Gallatin (1869), featured on T-shirts and souvenir programs. An outdoor re-enactment of the crime will be presented on location at the southwest corner of Gallatin’s business square. The re-enactment will feature actors portraying authentic characters, some on horseback, to provide historic details for those in attendance. Outlaws Frank & Jesse James became notoriously legend in Old West lore. Two events which occurred in Gallatin serve as bookends during their 14-year crime spree – the 1869 bank robbery and the 1883 trial of Frank James. The bank robbery thrusts Gallatin native Samuel P. Cox into a hero’s role, capping a lifetime of adventure and achievement. It was Major Cox who took on the personal risk of revenge vowed by Jesse James, shielding young family man and unit bu-

gler Adolph Vogel in the aftermath of the ambush and death of Wm. “Bloody Bill” Anderson. Jesee James’ vow to kill the man who shot Bloody Bill proved real, even though the murder of Capt. John Sheets during the bank robbery was a case of mistaken identity. The re-enactment will be narrated by a person portraying blacksmith Samuel McDonald, an eye witness to the robbery. Samuel McDonald was the father of the man who later converted the blacksmith shop located across the street from the bank into what later became nationally famous McDonald Tea Room. The re-enactment is just one of many events during a weekend of free family fun and activities. This year’s parade has been moved to Saturday morning with a western theme; two performances by Gallatin Theater League are slated at Courter Theater on Saturday. Vendors will offer various wares Friday evening and throughout Saturday. The tentative schedule of events is as follows: Friday Evening: Baby Show, Pedal Tractor Race, Kids’ games, movie, Glow Yoga

Saturday Morning: 5K “Color Rush” race, Car Show, Pet Show, “Western Theme” Parade, play at Courter Theater, Paint Class, Shae & the Sumptin Bros. performance, Kids’ carnival & bounce house, Touch-A-Truck Saturday Afternoon: Play at Courter Theater, Magic Show, Re-enactment of 1869 James Boys robbery (on location, SW corner of square), Wine Walk, Hammertoe performance Saturday Evening: National anthem and VFW salute, Dammit Jim performance A schedule of events listing times and locations for Chautauqua events will be announced soon. For more information, updates, or to register for such events as the 5K “Color Rush” Race or the Car Show, go online:


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Rule Changes February 2018 Dumpsters (Building Regulations) - page 19 of handbook: Dumpsters and/or a portable receptacle capable of containing construction debris will be required for onsite construction, at the property owner’s expense, but is not limited to: New home construction, garages, hangers and home additions. Other projects that may require the use of a dumpster or receptacle will be determined at the time a permit is approved. Both the permit and the job site placard will identify the container requirement. A dumpster or receptacle on new home, garage, hanger or home addition construction is not required until the foundation is completed. Only scrap lumber may be piled outside of the container and burned on the job site in accordance with burning rules and guidelines. Material waste where no permit or dumpster/ receptacle was required may be placed in the appropriate receptacle in the maintenance yard in accordance with refuse disposal restrictions and yard disposal rules. Failure to secure and maintain a debris receptacle will result in a minimum $250.00 fine. (2/2018) Smoking in Clubhouse - page 38 of handbook: Smoking in the Clubhouse is prohibited at any time. (2/2018)

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Posted Speed Limit: The maximum speed limit for the operation of any vehicle or conveyance upon the roads, ways, streets, and thoroughfares of the subdivision shall be thirty (30) miles per hour except in those areas where additionally restricted speed limits may be posted, whether temporary or permanent.

6 Improper Parking:

The parking of motor vehicles on the traveled portion of any street, road, or way within the subdivision is prohibited except for an emergency which does not allow immediate removal.

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of Mowing Requirements The dates for having your lots mowed have changed for 2019. Members are required to have your lots mowed by June 1, July 1 and September 1. Additionally, lots with homes should be mowed twice a month during the growing season (except during times of drought). Should the member fail to meet the listed criteria, the Association has the right to mow the lot, issue an Infraction Violation as well as recover expenses incurred by the Association. The Association recommends that property owners contact a contract mower if they are unable to do self-mowing.



The Association provides dumpsters for the Beaches, Campgrounds and some Community Areas, for the purpose of accumulated trash in these areas, not day to day household trash. Please DO NOT dump building materials of ANY kind, such as lumber, sheetrock, shingles, etc. in these dumpsters.

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for Committees and Their Members The Board of Directors may appoint Special Committees as they feel necessary. All members must be active members current in dues, assessments and other fees. The board of directors will appoint the following standing committees: finance, building, cemetery, infraction, lake, nominating, handbook, strategic, and campground. ~ All committees shall have a minimum of three active members and include at least one board member. ~ No committee or subcommittee may be formed without board approval. ~ All recommendations from committees shall be presented to the board prior to any actions taken by said committees. ~ No action may be taken by any committee member that has not been approved by the chairperson, board contact and the board. ~ New committee members shall be presented to the board for approval.

About your trash service Just a reminder to all members with dwellings or commercial buildings, you must pay for trash service to the trash removal company providing the service. Full time residents will pay for 12 months of trash service and weekend or part-time residents will pay for 6 months of trash service (April 1 thru Sept. 30.) If you need the phone number for our trash service, please contact the association office, Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.–4 p.m. for more information @ 660-663-2131. Anyone setting trash out prior to pickup day must have trash in a container with a closeable / sealable lid. (This was adopted, by motion, at the Board of Directors meeting on Aug. 10, 2008.)

Now that spring is here, not only is there an increase in boat traffic, but also more aircraft using the LV airport. While we do not have a great deal of air traffic, remember that our runway is for aircraft use only. For your protection, and that of others, please keep all vehicles and pedestrians clear of the airport runway at all times.

JUST A REMINDER SPEED CREATING EXCESSIVE WAKE: Trolling speed will be used when approaching within seventy-five (75) feet of boat docks, marina, and coves marked with Association buoys, or other areas marked with permanent or temporary Association buoys.

Animal Rules & Regulations Allowing dogs to roam/animal bite: Dogs are not allowed off the member’s property and shall be contained by a fenced enclosure or controlled by a leash. Guests’ dogs are included. Any animal whether leashed or unleashed that attacks or bites a person, and after review of the circumstances, is deemed to be a vicious animal and must be removed from the lake. The owner of the animal is subject to a minimum $500.00 infraction ticket.

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Flower bouquets are permitted any time of the year. For the spring and summer seasons beginning March 1st and extending to December 1st of each year, no wreaths or sprays, or other decorative materials shall be used on any lot, except such decorative materials as can be contained in vases mounted to the marker base. Exceptions will be made for a period of one week following an interment service, Easter Sunday, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Independence Day, Memorial Day and Veterans Day. Wreaths, flowers, and other materials left on graves, which have withered or become unsightly, will be removed by the cemetery without notice. Wreaths and other decorative materials must be removed from shipping boxes and containers before placing said materials on any grave.

ATTENTION CAMPERS Just a reminder, camp spaces are NOT transferrable with the sale of your lot or camper. The campground agreement that each of you have signed states: Section Eight: Privilege Not Assignable Licensee’s privileges under this Agreement shall not be assignable by Licensee in whole or in part.

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September 7 .................................................. Scavenger Hunt September 14 ............................................. Fall Garage Sales Surrounded by supporters as the ribbon is cut on Aug. 7 are Dr. Mackenzie Morrison, staff pharmacist; Hillaree Barlow, certified pharmacy technician; Dr. NiCole Neal, pharmacist in charge; Aubrey Burns, first year pharmacy student at KU; Stephanie Williams with North Central Missouri Business Facilitation; and Jen Harris, pharmacy technician.

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The opening of the brand new Main Street Medical Pharmacy in Gallatin has been a long time coming. A complex trail of red tape and paperwork has hindered the completion of insurance contracts, but Dr. NiCole Neal and Dr. Mackenzie Morrison believe the end is now in sight. In the wake of the closing of the only pharmacy in Gallatin, Mackenzie and NiCole accepted the challenging endeavor of opening an independent pharmacy to provide for the community’s pharmaceutical needs back in February, and have been working towards that goal for the past several months. The milestone was marked with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Aug. 7, coordinated by Stephanie Williams, business facilitator with North Central Missouri Business Facilitation (NCMBF). Dr. Neal described the process involved in getting the pharmacy started in a questionnaire she completed for the NCMBF: “My biggest struggle while opening a new business has been contracting insurance companies. As a business, I was approved by May 6 to dispense prescriptions. However, today’s pharmacy market is no longer cash paying patients. Almost everyone has insurance coverage for prescriptions. Therefore, we are still waiting on insurance companies to contract with our store. I was amazed that Missouri state insurance company of Missouri Health Net, or Medicaid, approved us in May, while the independent carriers are taking much longer to complete their contracts with us.” Although the new pharmacy is not yet fully contracted with insurance, they’ve been told that “sometime in the next 30 days,” the paperwork will be completed so that patrons may begin having their prescriptions transferred to Gallatin’s only hometown pharmacy. Although the store has been open for over a month, they have only been able to accept cash payments and Medicaid. Mackenzie Morrison is a hometown girl who started her career as the pharmacy manager at Shopko in Gallatin, where she worked for 10 years before the store closed this year. She graduated from pharmacy school at the University of Missouri in Kansas City in 2008. She also gained experience working at the Walmart Pharmacy at Cameron while completing her degree. Mackenzie, a 2002 graduate of Gallatin High School, is excited to continue serving Gallatin and the surrounding communities. She and her husband Zack live outside of Gallatin with their two children, Ethan and Paige. Dr. NiCole McHargue Neal, owner and pharmacist in charge of Main Street Medical Pharmacy, LLC, was raised in Trenton. She is a 1989 graduate of Trenton High School. She attended the University of Missouri-Columbia receiving her bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies: Chemistry, Biology, and English in 1993. Dr. Neal then attended University of Missouri- Kansas City receiving her Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 1998. Passing state boards in June 1998, she then completed a one-year doctoral residency program in Pharmacy Primary Practice at Lester E. Cox Hospital in Springfield. Returning to her hometown in 2002, Dr. Neal worked for HyVee as a staff pharmacist for 5 years, then in 2007 as pharmacy manager for Pamida Pharmacy, Trenton, where she continued as pharmacy manager during the conversion to Shopko until May of 2016. During this same time, Dr. Neal has also been employed by North Central Missouri College as the Pharmacy Technician Associate’s Degree Adjunct Instructor, which she continues today. Dr. Neal and her husband Vince have two children, Wyatt Neal and Elle Neal. She is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Nick and Cheri McHargue of Trenton. “I decided to become an entrepreneur due to the needs of this rural community,” says Dr. Neal. “I have worked with Dr. Morrison and her team in the past. Knowing their professionalism and the community’s need, I believed this was the perfect time to enact my lifelong dream of owning my own pharmacy. And with this professional staff, local healthcare team and community support, we have the building blocks to make this business successful and a long-term part of the community.” Main Street Medical Pharmacy is located in the old Casey’s building, at 403 S. Main Street in Gallatin. You may contact them at (660) 663-RXRX or (660) 663-2963 fax.

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