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Friday, March 27, 2020


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WMHDoing COVID-19 Testing Wright Memorial Hospital CEO Steve Schieber says the local medical facility at Trenton is prepared to deal with COVID-19 and is already addressing the situation through testing and treatment. Schieber said both in-patient and out-patient testing is being done and that so far, no positive results have been reported. The turnaround time for getting results has dropped since the initial testing began, with most results now available in about two days. The hospital recently began using a new testing vendor, which Schieber said should decrease the turnaround time even more. Those who believe they may have COVID-19 symptoms are being encouraged to contact their personal physician, who will ask a series of questions to determine whether or not any testing for the virus is required. If so, the patient will be referred for further care, either at WMH or another facility, depending on the patient’s condition. Everyone coming into the hospital is screened at the door, Schieber said, with potential COVID-19 patients being taken to the emergency department for testing. The hospital is currently working to set up a pre-screening area where all patients with possible symptoms would initially go before proceeding to the emergency department for testing so as to keep those individuals isolated from patients who are in the emergency department for other reasons. He said that area should be set up by the weekend. While some hospitals are utilizing mobile testing (including Putnam County Memorial Hospital in Unionville and Sullivan County Me-


Cart Rock Bids Get Approval

dence halls will cost $3,104 per year, with a single occupancy room costing $4,965. A 12-meal plan will

Operating a safe distance from one another due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Grundy County Commission held its regular Tuesday meeting at the courthouse, accepting bids for CART rock and trash service. According to information provided by Presiding Commissioner Phillip Ray, the commission accepted bids for CART rock from both Norris Quarries and Trager Limestone, with the townships able to use either provider. The prices, per ton, from Norris Quarries was $11.75 for 3/4inch, 1-inch and 1 1/4-inch rock, $10.75 for 2-inch rock, $11.40 for rip rap and $14.65 for 2-inch blanket. The bid from Trager Limestone was $11 for 3/4-inch and base, $10.75 for 1- inch, 1 1/4-inch 1 1/2-inch and 2 inch; and $15 for rip rap and 2-inch blanket. A bid from Advanced Disposal to provide trash service at the Grundy County Courthouse and Grundy County Road and Bridge facility was accepted. The bid of $75 per site per month was the only bid received and has a 12month price lock. There were no bids received for concrete, so it is being rebid, with bids due by 10 a.m. on April 7 in the commission office. The commission is also seeking bids for metal and double wall plastic culverts, due by 9:30 a.m. on April 7, as well as for fuel, which is due the same day by 9 a.m. Ray said the Missouri Department of Public Safety grant deadline has been pushed back to April 30. The grant is for 911 call-handling equipment and would be for up to $200,000, with a 60/40 split. The state would pay 60 percent, with the county paying the 40 percent. In other business, the commission heard an update on FEMADisaster 4451, with site inspections currently taking place, and held a conference call with Ambulance Director Steve Tracy, who briefed the commission on operations and precautions surrounding COVID-19. A conference call was also held with Grundy County Health Department Administrator Elizabeth Gibson concerning COVID-19 and preparedness. In response to a question from the Trenton RepublicanTimes as to whether or not the courthouse will remain open during the pandemic, the commission said they are having those discussions with officials from other counties to see how the issue is being handled. As of Tuesday, the Grundy County Clerk’s office was closed as was the Grundy County Assessor’s office. Doors were closed at all other offices but personnel were working. Ray said Grundy County Clerk Betty Spickard

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Lunch is being served by the Trenton R-9 School District which, during the first three days, has prepared meals for 535-plus youth age 18 and under residing in the district. School personnel will be preparing lunches for pickup daily, Monday through Friday, between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Youth needing a meal can contact the school each day from 8 to 9:30 a.m. The telephone number is 359-4643.

morial Hospital in Milan), WMHis working on a location off campus where testing could be done so that patients do not even have to enter the hospital building. That site, he said, should be up and running sometime next week and the hospital will provide more information to the community when it becomes available. Schieber said the local hospital continues to have the supplies needed to deal with the virus situation, noting that the Saint Luke’s Health System has been able to obtain medical items and has made sure that its affiliate hospitals, including Wright Memorial, are able to meet their supply needs as well. “That’s where the Saint Luke’s connection has really paid off ,”he said. He credited WMHpersonnel in their

R-T Offiice Clo osin ng Ea arly The Trenton Republican-Times will be closing its business office at 4 p.m. each day until further notice. Office hours will now be 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. The early office closing will not affect publication of the newspaper, which will still be published on Tuesday and Friday.

preparation efforts, noting staff meets on a daily basis to review and discuss best practices needed to deal with the COVID-19 situation. “They are taking this very seriously and are prepared for this situation,” Schieber said. The hospital has also been working closely with local health officials, in particular the Grundy County Health Department and long-term care facilities

“The health department in Grundy County has been very proactive and has been keeping us engaged in what is going on,” he said, adding the hospital also keeps in contact with local nursing homes on a daily basis. ********** The Grundy County Health Department reports there have still been no positive COVID-19 test results in See Health, Page 3

Tuition, Fee Increases Approved

NCMCCloses Campus Until April 13 North Central Missouri College trustees approved a Pandemic Response Policy during a meeting Tuesday evening which resulted in a lock down of the campus until April 13. Changes to college policy that address pandemic situations, such as COVID-19, were approved by the board. The “pandemic response policy” grants 10 days (75 hours) of paid emergency leave for current, full-time employees who are unable to work due to the need to care for a minor and/or qualifying child if the child’s school or care facility hs been closed or is unavailable due to a pandemic and full-time and permanent part-time employees would be paid as usual. In addition, the president was given authority to close the campus if needed as the result of an emergency and the authority to assign employees to work from home in order to limit the number of individuals on campus but continue college operations. The president’s authority is not to exceed 45 days without reauthorization by the board. As a result, the college will be locked down from Thursday, March 26 to April 13, with online instruction and services continuing to operate remotely. Employees will be working from home with exceptions involving the business office, IT and custodial staff. An announcement regarding re-opening or extending the lockdown will be made on Thursday, April 9. Additional information regarding the lockdown is on the Trenton Republican-Times webpage (republican-times.com) and Facebook page. Trustees took action to implement a four-day workweek through the end of the semester due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, with employees working Monday through Thursday and using a flexible schedule. Trustees also approved a four-day workweek, Monday through Thursday, from May 11 through Aug. 7, operating on a similar schedule as was used last summer. In addition, faculty and staff will be allowed to dress in casual attire. Trustees also approved the 2020-21 tuition and fee schedule. Tuition for in-district and in-state students

will remain steady for the 2020-2021 year, although those attending the institution from out of state will pay more to attend classes as will those taking online, outreach and courses by arrangement. Tuition for indistrict students will remain at $87 per credit hour and other Missouri residents will continue to pay $148 per credit hour. Other U.S. residents and international students will see an increase of $6 per credit hour to $185. All students taking online, outreach and courses by arrangement will see an $8 per credit hour increase to $170. No tuition increases were proposed for students in the nursing program. All NCMC students will see an increase in fees, with the student development fee and the facility fee both increasing by $1 per credit hour to $17 and the technology fee will also increase by $1 per credit hour to $7. No increases were proposed for dual credit and early college courses. President Dr. Lenny Klaver said the tuition and fee increases were recommended to help the college meet its budgetary obligations, including implementation of the new Bright Space Learning Software, which would be paid by the technology fee increase. With the closing of the college to on-ground classes, NCMC will also be making refunds for items such as room and board, etc. There is also a possibility NCMC could be asked to refund some of the state money it receives. Included in the information provided to the board was a cost comparison of tuition rates at other Missouri community colleges. North Central has the lowest rate for in-district students; the third-lowest rate for in-state but out of district students; the secondlowest rate for out-of-state students; and the lowest rate for international students. Students who are living on campus will see an increase in the cost of a room at one of the two residence halls, with the board approving a 2 percent increase in room rates and a 3 percent increase in board rates. A double occupancy room in the resi-

National Weather Service

Rain is likely on Friday night and Saturday with a high on Saturday of 69. The sun returns on Sunday with a high in the low 60s and a low of 40. Monday will be mostly sunny with a high of 67. The high at Trenton on Monday, March 23 was 50 and Tuesday’s high was 59. The high on Wednesday was 63 with the low dipping to 43. There was no report from the Government Weather Station near Spickard.

NCMC Honoring Grads

With commencement exercises cancelled due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, North Central Missouri College is making plans to honor its 2020 graduates. Students are invited to put on their favorite NCMCt-shirt and send a picture of themselves to the student services office. Students will then vote for their favorite shirt, with the graduate submitting the winning picture to receive a $50 gift card and hand sanitizer. All graduates would then receive that shirt as well as a cap and tassel. In addition, the college will be soliciting wellwishes from families and friends in a Facebook guestbook-type of page and will develop a virtual commencement with comments from the student senate president and others. Gowns will be lent to students who wish to have a picture taken in them. Other options for honoring the graduates are also being explored. The 2020 graduating class includes 519 unduplicated applicants, with 558 total degrees and certificates to be awarded. That number includes 174 associate in arts; 14 associate in arts in teaching; 217 associate in applied science; seven associate in general studies; two associate in science; and 144 certificates. The class, which includes 363 females and 156 males, has an average age of 24.9, with the oldest graduate being 58 and the youngest graduate being 18. In addition to students from the Missouri, the class includes graduates from 13 other states - Alabama, California, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma and Pennsylvania - as well as the countries of Aruba, Belize, Curacao, Germany and the Philippines.

What’s Inside... Trenton spring sports events missed due to COVID-19 will not be made up should students return to school on April 6. See the story on page 2 of today’s Republican-Times, with comments from Trenton R-9 Athletic Director Wes Croy.

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SPORTS CLASS1 MISSOURIBASKETBALLCOACHESASSOCIATION GIRLSALL-STATETEAM Dalaney Bowers, Sr. Kailyn LaMasters, Sr. Brooke Littrell, Sr. Faith Gilkey, Jr. Lauren Johnson, Jr. Kennadie Crowe, Sr. Michaela Ayers, Sr. Regan Shaffer, So. Madison Ayers, Fr. Abby Vogel, Sr. Natalie Thomas, Sr. Jasie Sullivan, Sr. Anna Gladstone, Sr. Jaclyn Pappert, So. Makayla McVay, Jr. Kiera Holcer, Jr. Stevi Jones, Sr. Autumn Wallace, Jr. Tristan Weaver, Jr. Tori Meinecke, So. Coach - Rory Henry

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Sports Briefs... Golf To ournamen nt Ca ance elled North Central Missouri College has cancelled its fundraising golf tournament, originally scheduled for April 25, in compliance with the precautionary measures being taken by the school due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Registered teams will be contacted for cancellation procedures. Plans are in place for a new date in the fall. For more information regarding the tournament, persons may contact Donnie Hillerman at 314-277-2803 or via email at dhillerman@mail.ncmissouri.edu.

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No Make-Ups If Spring Sports Resume Trenton Early Bird, Other Events Will Not Be Held

On Thursday, the parking lot at Trenton High School stood silent. There was no bus loading baseball players for the opening game of the season in Chillicothe. Thursday night’s cancelled baseball game at Chillicothe was the first of what will be many spring sports events that will be wiped out by the COVID-19 pandemic. When or if Trenton athletes get the chance to compete in their respective spring sports this year, the schedule will pick up where it was scheduled to be at that time. Cancelled events will not be made up, according to athletic director Wes Croy. That means the two baseball games scheduled for this week - Trenton was scheduled to be at Lathrop today (Friday) - are casualties that will not be recouped.

Trenton will also lose the Trenton Early Bird Relays at C.F. Russell Stadium next week as well as home dates for both the boys tennis and boys golf teams. For now, Trenton is scheduled to resume school on Monday, April 6. Even if students do fill the halls at THS on that date, it is unlikely the Bulldogs will compete in that week’s scheduled games either. Croy indicated athletes would need a short practice-only period to get back in shape before resuming the spring sports schedule. Scheduling beyond that would be tricky as well as nearly every school in the state is on a different schedule. “The issue now is that every school is on a different timeline,� Croy said. “I have received emails from AD’s over the past week that have some (schools) starting events again as soon as the week of the 13th while a couple have said they won’t start until the week of the 27th. So even though we might be willing to play, our opponent might not be.� Trenton athletes are not currently on any work from home conditioning programs as it’s not even certain there will be any spring sports at all. The Bulldogs have the freedom to work out from home if they choose, but as Croy points out, with the

school essentially locked down, a lack of access limits individual work to what each athlete has available to them. “We haven’t really told (the athletes) anything specific,� Croy, who is also the boys track and field coach, said. “We did tell them that if they could find time and get out and run it would be wise, but nothing specific. Our throwers don’t even have access to implements at this point.� MSHSAAis still committed to holding championship events for spring sports if at all possible. The organization said in a statement on March 16 that it was not cancelling any spring sport championships, a decision it is still standing by as of this week. “While schools are determining the best course of action during this unprecedented time, the MSHSAA office staff continues to prepare for spring championships,� MSHSAA communication’s director Jason West said via email on Tuesday. “In all likelihood, any championships that do happen will have a very different look and feel than those in the past. The staff continues to find possible venues and back-up venues as well as continues to develop multiple variations of what a postseason may look like.�

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LOCAL THS Postpones Alumni Mailing The Trenton High School Alumni Association/Foundation Trust for THS has postponed the annual mailing meeting of the 2020 reunion letter scheduled for April 19. A new date for the mailing will be announced once functions receive an “all clear” notice. Class representatives are reminded that updated mailing

lists are still needed by April 1 to update the database and prepare mailing lables. Lists need to be mailed to either PO Box 185 in Trenton or given to Dr. John Holcomb. Specific reunion plans also need to be submitted to Steve Maxey or Dr. Holcomb for inclusion in the tentative agenda that will be enclosed in the mailing.

New Passport Procedures Due to public health measures that have been put in place to limit the spread of the coronavirus, all passport agencies in Missouri are closed to the public until further notice and appointments will not be accepted. Customers may continue to apply for their passport at passport acceptance facilities or renew through the mail. Expedited service is not available for passport applications submitted on or after March 19. In addition, routine service may be delayed. Cus-

tomers should not submit passport fees that include the $60 expedite fee until further notice. Conditions may change quickly and guidance will be updated accordingly. If a customer applied for a passport and requested expedited service on or before March 18, Passport Services will honor the commitment of two to three weeks door-todoor for expedited service. For the latest information on passport agencies and centers, the public may go to www.travel.state.gov.


High Low Last March 26 WHEAT 5,000 bu minimum; cents per bushel May 579½ 583 569¼ 571½ Jul 566½ 568¼ 558¾ 560½ Sep 565 566½ 558¼ 559½ Dec 569¾ 571¼ 564 566 Mar 571 572 565 569¼ May 564¾ 566½ 559¾ 562¼ Jul 552 556¾ 545½ 548¼ Sep 548¾ 551 546½ 546½ Dec 559¾ 564¾ 553½ 555¼ Mar 562¼ 564 562¼ 564 Est. sales 86,887.Wed.'s sales 219,173 Wed.'s open int 357,254


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OATS 5,000 bu minimum; cents per bushel May 266¼ 266¼ 259 260¾ Jul 263 263 257½ 257½ Dec 254 254 254 254 Est. sales 109.Wed.'s sales 620 Wed.'s open int 4,093, up 72

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SOYBEANS 5,000 bu minimum; cents per bushel May 882½ 884½ 871¼ 878½ Jul 885 888 875 883¼ Aug 885¾ 888½ 877½ 884½ Sep 879 881¾ 871½ 878¼ Nov 877½ 880¾ 870½ 877½ Jan 876¼ 880 870¾ 877¾ Mar 858¾ 863¼ 855 862¾ May 860¼ 864½ 856 863 Jul 870¼ 873½ 864¼ 870½ Aug 866¼ 866¼ 865¾ 865¾ Nov 861¾ 864¾ 859½ 863¼ Est. sales 89,941.Wed.'s sales 178,166 Wed.'s open int 766,109

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March 25 Ray-Carroll County Grain Growers/Carrollton (1-800-722-4407) Old Crop - Corn, 3.43; soybeans, 8.61; wheat, 5.60. New Crop - Corn, 3.32; soybeans, 8.07; wheat, 5.42. Trenton MFA Soybeans, 8.37 (Mar 20); 8.27 (Apr 20); 8.25 (May 20); 8.03 (New Crop 20). Corn, 3.04 (Mar 20); 3.04 (Apr 20); 3.09 (May 20); 3.12 (New Crop 20). Laredo MFA Soybeans, 8.32 (Mar 20); 8.27 (Apr 20); 8.20 (May 20); 8.03 (New Crop 20). Corn, 3.04 (Mar 20); 3.04 (Apr 20); 3.09(May 20); 3.12 (New Crop 20).

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Grundy County. Director Elizabeth Gibson said that as of Thursday, statewide positive cases totaled 356 with eight deaths. There has been one case reported in Adair County (Kirksville) and one case in Clinton County (Cameron). Ms. Gibson said the health department does not administer COVID-19 tests, which locally are being done through Wright Memorial Hospital. Persons who think they have symptoms of the virus are asked to stay home and contact their personal physician, who will provide further direction regarding what medical steps to take next. ********** Residents of Sunnyview Nursing Home and Apartments will now have a new way to visit with family members with whom they have been unable to communicate during the COVID-19 situation. Administrator Jerry Doerhoff said an area has been set up at the nursing home for residents to use the SKYPE application via computer to talk with family members. Doerhoff asks that family members contact the nursing home office (3595647) to set up a time so the resident can be available for their “visit.” “We know how important it is for our residents and their well being to have contact with family members,” Doerhoff said. “SKYPE is one way that we can provide that contact.” The nursing home is also allowing family visits at the facility entrance, where residents can be brought and can visit through the glass. Again, families should call the nursing home so that the resident can be at the entrance.


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27. Trustees agreed to move Nicole Shell from student services coordinator to academic advisor at a salary of $25,000 per year, beginning March 25, and approved Rocel Wright, who serves as a cashier at the college, to be the interim Dance Wave coach from March 30 until June 30 or until a permanent coach is hired. Any hours beyond her 37.5-hour workweek for dance coach duties will be paid at her current hourly rate not to exceed 2.5 additional hours per workweek. An internal transfer from Nursing and Health Sciences Administrative Specialist to Director of Advising and Retention was approved for Jenna Stevens. She will be paid $40,000 per year and began


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has indicated she will return to work on Monday, March 30. That office is locked and the courthouse custodian had not been allowed in to clean and disinfect the office. In response to a question concerning county employees being paid on time due to the closure of the clerk’s office, First District Commissioner

Council Declares State Of Emergency The Trenton City Council has approved a resolution declaring a state of emergency in the city and outlining the responsibilities of certain city personnel while the emergency exists. The resolution is in response to the state of emergency declaration in Missouri issued by Gov. Mike Parson in response to the COVID-19 situation. Action on the resolution was taken by the council at a special meeting on Monday night, which was conducted electronically via the meeting website, Zoom. Five members who were logged into the meeting Glen Briggs, Lou Fisher, Danny Brewer, Larry Crawford and John Dolan - approved the resolution. Also in attendance were Mayor Linda Crooks, City Administrator Ron Urton, City Clerk Cindy Simpson, City Attorney Tara Walker and TMU Comptroller Rosetta Marsh as well as members of the media. The resolution designates the city administrator as the chief personnel officer, making him responsible for all personnel requests and decisions. The mayor is also granted specific emergency powers including, but not limited to: • the power to direct emergency response activities by city personnel, including but not limited to the police and fire departments and by such emergency services personnel as the mayor may designate or appoint. • the power to execute contracts for the emergency construction or repair of public improvements when the delay of advertising and public bidding might cause serious loss or injury to the city. • the power to purchase or lease goods and services that the mayor deems necessary to the city’s emergency response or for the repair of city facilities, or both, and to acquire and distribute, with or without compensation, supplies, materials and facilities. • the power to lease or lend real property or structures or both that the mayor deems necessary for the continued operation of city government. • the power to issue executive orders promulgating rules and directives pursuant to the emergency powers granted, herein, consistent with guidelines set by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. • the power to delegate any or all of these duties and to provide for sub-delegation. • authorization to appoint any commissioned law enforcement officer in Missouri as a temporarily commissioned officer of the city. • the power to transfer, appropriate or lend between funds as may be necessary in the circumstances. • the power to declare individuals, but not areas, be quarantined as provided in the Missouri state statutes. • the power to limit the number of people who may be permitted to gather in public places. • the power to limit certain public services determined to be non-critical in order to stop the spread of disease. A vote of the city council will be required to terminate the resolution which, according to the document adopted, will be done “when appropriate.”

Other options include family members being able to visit residents through the outside window in their room (call the facility so that the window can be open) and phone calls/Facetime (again, call the nursing home). The nursing home also encourages family members and friends to “friend” the “Sunnyview Resident” Facebook page, where messages can be left for residents. The page is for resident messages only and is not a complaint page, Doer-

hoff said. Persons with concerns are asked to contact the nursing home and speak with a staff member. Hours for resident Facetime calls/Facebook viewing have been set for 10 to 11 a.m. and 2 to 3 p.m. on Tuesday and Friday and 4 to 5 p.m. on Thursday. Family members and friends wanting to use those services are asked to call the nursing home to schedule a time. Earlier this month, the nursing home had implemented a

“no visitor” policy to help contain the spread of the COVID19 virus and most residents had no in-facility contact with family and friends. Only those residents who were receiving hospice services were allowed to have a family member visit them. However, with the latest state recommendations regarding nursing homes and other health care facilities, only hospice patients “who are in the act of dying” are being allowed to have family visitors at this time, Doerhoff said.

those duties on March 20. Trustees also approved the re-employment of a list of 37 full-time faculty for the 202021 year, pending any staffing reductions related to the loss of state or federal revenue. Salaries will be determined at a later date. Also approved during the discussion of personnel matters was the employment of Jaylon Sybert as an adjunct instructor for food and beverage management courses and curriculum development beginning with the current term. Trustees gave their approval to a change in the title and operational duties of the support position at the North Belt Center campus in Country Club. The title will be changed from administrative assistant to the extended campus specialist. In addition, the board voted to post a full-time faculty posi-

tion in Behavioral Health Support to begin in the fall. It is a new position but not a new cost, as the college is not planning to fill the business technology position at this time. In other business, the board: • approved the 2020-21 bylaws for the Green Hills Head Start Policy Council and received information that due to the COVID-19 pandemic all of the GHHS centers are closed through March 27 when the closure will be re-evaluated. NCMC administers the GHHS program. • approved the purchase of a new John Deere 1785 6/11 row planter with precision technology for the Barton Farm Campus from S&N Partners (Sydenstricker Nobbe) of Chillicothe at a cost of $74,969.11. It was the only bid received and the purchase will be paid for through the 2019-

2020 MOExcels Grant from the state. • approved, on their second reading, two additions to board policy relating to determining and verifying appropriate faculty credentials in compliance with Higher Learning Commission Standards and maintaining procedures for assuring the instructional calendar includes sufficient minutes of instructional time for assignment of credit hours in compliance with the Higher Learning Commission, the Missouri Coordinating Board of Higher Education and the U.S. Department of Education. • held an executive session to discuss personnel, with no announcement made. The next regular board meeting is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 28.

Don Sager said that the governor’s office has indicated that payroll will be done as required by statute, which is by the last day of the month. The commission will be operating on an abbreviated schedule until further notice and those needing to meet with commissioners are asked to call ahead for an appointment. In addition, commissioners have said they can be contacted through their personal

phone numbers. Ray can be reached at 660-654-1190 or at Phillip.Ray@grundycountymo.com; First District Commissioner Don Sager can be reached at 660-359-1857; and Second District Commissioner Joe Brinser can be reached at 660-359-1189. The next regular meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, March 31. Items on the announced agenda include an update on road and bridge/FEMA proj-

ects at 8:30 a.m.; a meeting with Emergency Management Director Glen Briggs at 9 a.m.; a call-in briefing with Tracy at 10 a.m.; a call-in briefing with Ms. Gibson at 10:45 a.m.; and a closed session for legal and personnel matters at 11 a.m.






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The Final Word by Diane Lowrey R-T Editor

Shopping During COVID-19 The COVID-19 situation has resulted in some interesting scenarios occurring, none of which has been more surprising than those individuals who veered from their normal shopping habits and decided to purchase large amounts of basic food and paper product items as if they were never going to be able to buy those items again. During the initial phase of the pandemic, shoppers throughout the country were going into grocery stores, retail outlets and discount chains, coming out with carts full of Diane Lowrey milk, eggs, bread, hand sanitizers and, one that still has me scratching my head, toilet paper. It got to the point that businesses had to finally put a limit on the number of items a person could purchase at one time and those individuals who really needed certain items (baby formula comes to mind) were making two or three trips to the store in one day to make sure they had enough of what they needed for that particular day. While the rush to buy essentials has died down somewhat, it can still take a couple of trips to different stores to find even some basic items due to businesses being unable to get many of the products they need to restock shelves because of the initial buying frenzy nationwide (it’s still hard to find toilet paper in Trenton). The stores are open (they were never closed) and we haven’t been barred from shopping, so I would like to make a suggestion to those of you who may have “over bought� during this time: Please consider reaching out to family members, friends, neighbors, etc., who can’t get to the store but who might need some of those extra items you purchased; share a loaf of bread, a carton of milk and, yes, even a roll or two of toilet paper. In the meantime, keep on shopping - it’s good for the economy. You just don’t have to buy it all at one time. ********** It’s been interesting hearing about what students have been doing while being away from the classroom due to COVID-19. School districts have sent homework to students, teachers have suggested educational projects to be worked on and even the community has gotten involved through a number of activities. The one that really caught by eye is “The Bear Hunt,� which is based on the book “We’re Going on a Bear Hunt,� as well as the Bear Hunt song that I remember singing as a child. Residents have been placing bears in the windows of their homes and letting children know the location of the bears through social media. The children and their parents have been going to those locations to look at the bears, many of whom are dressed in themed-attire along with messages of support being left by the residents. Pictures have been taken and posted on social media and it’s been fun to view both the children and the bears. As of now, students in Grundy County are scheduled to be out of school until April 6. A meeting with school administrators and health officials is planned for April 1 to make a determination as to whether or not students will be returning back to class to finish out the year. If they do, they certainly will have plenty to talk about.

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573-751-2917 DEALING WITH COVID-19 The COVID-19 virus has had an impact upon all our lives and we can pray the disruption does not last too long. The Budget Committee was called back to work on Sunday, March 15. We worked from 1:30 that afternoon until 1:35 a.m. on March 16. During this time, we prepared a 2021 budget to be brought before the entire House of Representatives with a plan to pass a budget to send to the Senate on Thursday, May 19. That plan, due to the virus, was changed (due to rapidly changing conditions concerning the virus and the strong likelihood our expected revenue for 2021 may also change). We shifted gears and passed a supplemental budget (HB 14) on March 18. The supplemental budget is also something we do each year - as most businesses see changes in projected income or

expenses, the budget is amended to reflect those changes. The supplemental budget recommendations are prepared by the Executive branch and continuously changed by the departments as the supplemental budget moves through the process. During my previous three experiences the process followed this path and this year was no different. Normally, politics plays a role by some person offering an amendment to change what the executive branch requested, provide some talking points slamming the other side (this happens by individuals in both parties) and we pass the supplemental the governor’s office proposes. I believe as we pass the future year’s budget, we make priority choices not during the Supplemental. This year a person proposed

an amendment moving around approximately $87 million dollars of spending authority above the $40 million of increased spending the executive branch had requested to help with the response to the COVID-19 virus. I voted against this amendment. A person took a picture of the computer screen and placed the picture on social media basically saying I want people to die. I had three people directly contact me concerning my vote and lack of caring for people - one person from my district, one person from Kansas City and one person from Springfield. I voted NO for two basic reasons: 1) the supplemental budget has been managed by the governor’s office and executive branch and it included emergency funding concerning the virus that departments recommended at this time; 2) passing more spending authority without a request I believe to be unwarranted. My youngest daughter works in the middle of the hands-on part of this crisis, having her and other health care professionals helping make decisions will be better than me making political points on an amendment (I’m not running for my next job). When more financial help from the local/state and federal government is needed/requested, I believe we will be able to get the correct bodies together and answer that call, quickly, when we are spending your tax dollars.

(Let us not spend a bunch of money on purchasing toilet paper for a respiratory illness.) Opportunity To Help Locally Local senior centers have seen an increase in need for meals and some have seen a dramatic increase in cost Please consider writing a check and sending a donation to your local center or all centers if you choose. 1) North 65 Center, PO Box 173, Trenton, MO 64683 2) Grand River Multi-Purpose Center, PO Box 312, Chillicothe, MO 64601 3) Brookfield Senior Center, PO Box 147, Brookfield, MO 64628 4) Marceline Area Nutrition Program, PO Box 127 Marceline, MO 64658 We will get through this! As always, if you have any questions, comments or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact my office at the following: Phone - 573-751-2917 Email - rusty.black@house mo.gov Social Media: Twitter @rep_rusty; Facebook - Rusty Black My legislative director, Ashley Wright, or I will be happy to assist in any way we can. Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to serve the Seventh District of the Missouri House.

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Farmers Markets Hit By Coronavirus Fears From “The Conversation� The familiar sight of weekend shoppers brushing shoulders at farmers markets across the U.S. is under threat from the coronavirus and fears of its spread. In Seattle, farmers markets have been suspended altogether. In New York state – the epicenter of the U.S.‘s fight against the virus – they remain open, but residents are being warned against gathering in groups and told to practice social distancing. Such uncertainty is likely to hurt so-called “beginning farmers� – typically smallerscale, start-up operations. As an expert in diversified farming systems, I can see vulnerable farmers closing down as a result of this crisis, and this could have a knock-on effect on the long-term food supply chain. Vibrant community Nearly 30% of U.S. farms are run by farmers who have been in the business for fewer than 10 years. In comparison to the general farming population, beginning farmers are more likely to be women, people of color and military veterans. They also have an average


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tential closures of farmers markets and farm-to-table restaurants due to coronavirus restrictions. Beginning farmers typically farm on small acres of land, with a diverse array of crops, and sell to nontraditional supply chains, instead of large grocery stores. Many small-scale beginning farmers have found success in the past decade due to the public’s increased interest in consuming local food. That has made farmers markets and community-supported agriculture important supply outlets. The value of sales of local food and products direct to consumers has more than doubled between 2012 and 2017. These niche markets have increased engagement between farmers and consumers. The supply chain is based on local farmers modifying what they farm based on local consumer needs. This increased interaction has benefited both parties, but it has also left the system vulnerable to the realities of dealing with the current pandemic. The coronavirus pandemic puts these smaller businesses at great risk amid uncertainty about whether farmers markets will remain open. The added challenge for farmers also pertains to their business model. Farms incur nearly all of their costs at the beginning of the growing season when farmers are purchasing seeds, growing seedlings

and preparing the land. Without a market in place for these farmers, they will be more at risk of losing their business. Growing hope A hopeful sign is that some places, such as California, have deemed farmers markets essential places where people can go to purchase food. Farmers markets can be safe places for people to go to pick up local products at a minimum risk if protocols are put in place to increase social distance and reduced handling of products, such as ordering online and then prepackaging the products into one box or bag per customer. Most small-scale beginning farmers will have few options for marketing without the direct sales of their products to consumers. Without them, farming businesses will decrease, impacting the capability of growers in the U.S. of providing enough food, fiber, and flowers in the future. There are some glimmers of hope for beginning farmers. By their very nature, they may have had to be creative in identifying new opportunities and innovative in their marketing approach – qualities that might make them innately prepared to adapt to the new conditions, such as moving their business model to online sales. What they need now is for society to ensure that some type of supply chain is in place for them to be able to capture the current demand.

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If thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a plant that deserves the title of â&#x20AC;&#x153;flower for all seasons,â&#x20AC;? it is the pansy, says University of Missouri Extension horticulturist David Trinklein. At any given time in North America, you will find pansies blooming prolifically somewhere. This cool-loving garden flower flourishes in winter in far southern states and in summer in northern regions. Midwesterners enjoy pansyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unique palette of colors and delicate fragrance in spring and fall. Late March and early September are ideal months to plant them in Missouri for color that extends for many weeks. Many confuse pansy with its more petite relative, the viola. Both have flowers with five petals. However, pansy has four petals pointing up and one pointing down. In contrast, three of violaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s petals point up and two point down. Its flowers also are usually smaller than those of the pansy. Pansies and violas share a common ancestry. Greeks grew violas mostly for medicinal purposes as early as the fourth century B.C. A watchful gardener noticed that a particular viola flourished in sunny, alpine meadows. This strain of viola received the common name of wild pansy. Most gardeners choose to plant pansies sold in bedding plant packs. Choose pest-free stocky plants with healthy leaves and unopened buds, he said. Pansies enjoy cool weather and abundant sunshine. Unfortunately, in the Midwest this combination of conditions happens only in spring and fall. For best results, Midwestern gardeners should choose an exposure of morning sun followed by afternoon shade, Trinklein said. Although pansy grows as an annual in Missouri, fallplanted pansies often survive winters and bloom in late winter or very early spring when temperatures rise. Pansies have fine and delicate root systems. Plant them in porous soil enriched with organic matter to promote good soil aeration and proper water retention. Incorporate 3-4 inches of well-decomposed organic matter as a best management practice. Add pre-plant fertilizer as needed. Space pansies about 6-10 inches apart and add 1-2 inches of water at the base of the plant. Do not allow soil to dry. Add water-soluble fertilizer as according to label directions. Pansies grow relatively disease- and pest-free. Yellow leaves often indicate root rot, usually caused by overwatering. A white, powdery substance on leaves and stems indicates powdery mildew. Choose a location with good air circulation to prevent this. Slugs and snails sometimes attack pansies. These nocturnal feeders produce gaping holes in the leaves. Control slugs and snails with poisonous baits. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The lack of gardening activity during winter can be a bit depressive, especially to avid gardeners,â&#x20AC;? Trinklein said. Because pansies can be planted very early, they bring an end to the winter doldrums. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Therefore, it might be concluded that pansies, with their cheerful, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;smilingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; flowers, are as therapeutic for our inner being as they are beautiful to our eyes.â&#x20AC;?


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Dear Annie: I am concerned about several of my six siblings. We were brought up very strictly, and we experienced shame if we missed church or sinned. We're all adults with kids of our own now. Over the years, several siblings and their spouses have become obsessively religious. It's their drug. No amount is enough. They practice Catholicism compulsively, and religious conversation is infused into daily conversation. For them, it's about practicing religious rules and expectations, more than the spiritual meanings behind the behaviors. They often cannot answer why they do their rituals but know they must. They ask strangers if they went to church that day and what affiliation they are. They embrace only people of their faith. They avoid anyone else. They seem to need the "spiritual high" from attending church: When they travel, finding a church is a source of anxiety. Many of their children (my nieces and nephews) do not 10 DAYS

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participate. Because my siblings feel that they have failed as parents, and they are in a constant state of fear their children will go to Hell. They have become dysfunctional. They've lost their personalities to this disorder. What causes this? Are they filling a void with religion? Is it low self-esteem and fear? What can others do when too much of a good thing turns obsessive-compulsive by all clinical and professional definitions, but they see it as "growing in one's faith"? -Outside the Bubble Dear Outside the Bubble: Indeed, virtually anything can become toxic in large enough doses. It sounds as though your siblings may suffer from scrupulosity -- which the International OCD Foundation defines as a "subtype of OCD in which the person's obsessions have a religious or moral theme" -- or another kind of OCD. You can express your concern, citing all the troubling behaviors that you mentioned in your letter to me. They'll

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Not so hungry for takeout? Takeout delivery companies would seem ideally positioned to benefit as the coronavirus forces millions of Americans to stay home. Grubhub, UberEats and other companies that handle restaurant takeout orders were actually suffering from weak sales growth through the first couple of months of this year, before the scope of the pandemic was realized, according to analysts at M Science. First quarter sales data through March 9 show spending growth for the meal delivery industry slowed to 6.3% after surging 31.5% in the fourth quarter of 2019. DoorDash, which last

month filed paperwork for an IPO and controls 36% of the market, drove most of the growth. M Science says its “early read” is that the pandemic has been “a headwind” to meal delivery companies. “Delivery may have been viewed more apprehensively earlier during the pandemic where potential food transmission of novel coronavirus was not yet understood,” the analysts said. But with millions of Americans shut indefinitely inside their homes from California to New York and chains like Domino’s Pizza hiring thousands of new delivery workers, it remains to be seen if the trend quickly reverses.

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likely write you off. But saying your piece might bring you some measure of peace. Beyond that, I strongly encourage you to find a support group such as those organized by NAMI (https://www.nami. org/find-support) or Families Anonymous (https://www. familiesanonymous.org). You can find more information about OCD and relevant resources at https://iocdf.org. While you cannot change their behavior, you can find a way to maintain serenity even in the face of their dysfunction. Dear Annie: You gave excellent advice to "Desperate Stepdad." As a 76-year-old alcoholic with 39 years of sobriety, I've been around the block a few times regarding this type of situation. The one thing you should have mentioned to him is that until his wife realizes she is an enabler and takes action, the situation with his stepson will never change, no matter how diligent he is with his endeavors. -- AA in NY Dear AA: I appreciate your sharing the hard-won wisdom.

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1, 2 and 3 bedroom houses for rent. 1 bedroom apartment for rent with utilities paid. Bob Morgans. 660-339-2251. dtf ------------------------------------------Sunnyview Apartments is taking applications for single & double apartments. Sunnyview is a residential care facility for the elderly. We provide qualified staff to administer medications, provide three meals a day and offer minimal assistance with the activities of daily living. Now accepting Medicaid. For more information contact Kathy Cheek at 660-359-5647. S553dtf ------------------------------------------LOCK-N-GO STORAGE 2709 Pleasant Plain 660-6540241. tf ------------------------------------------1 BEDROOM APARTMENTS FOR RENT All utilities paid. Mowing & snow removal provided. Laundry facility on site. We accept HUD. Walden of Trenton, Inc. 1010 Avalon 660-339-7147 W357d3 ------------------------------------------

FARM NEEDS WANTED: Land to lease for deer & turkey hunting within 40 miles of Gilman City. Does not have to be a big tract, having game that uses it is more important. We are bow hunting deer & turkey, could work around it if you firearm hunt on this property. Please call Paul at 651-2382697 to discuss. FFeb28-Mar27 ------------------------------------------CRP/PASTURE CLEARING Tree Pulling/Removal with Skid Loader Call Gabe Buzzard Trenton, MO 816-678-3918 FJun5 ------------------------------------------See Consumer Oil & Supply for your One Stop Shop for Muck and Lacrosse boots and gloves. Consumer Oil & Supply 614 Harris Ave. 359-2258 C361dtf -------------------------------------------

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Spickard R-II School District is accepting applications for an elementary teacher for the 20202021 school term. This individual will be responsible for the planning, implementing and evaluating of student instruction. Spickard R-II is a technology driven district and has implemented a 1:1 initiative with chromebooks. Spickard R-II is a K-6 district located approximately 11 miles north of Trenton, MO. The candidate must have or be eligible for a valid Missouri teaching certificate for the position assigned. Interested persons are encouraged to complete an application, located on the school website, and send proof of certification, resume, and letter of interest to Mrs. Jonnie Beavers at Spickard R-II Schools, 105 N. 4th Street, Spickard, MO 64679 or call 660485-6121 for more information. S355d31 -------------------------------------------


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Grundy R-V Elementary School is accepting applications for a 5th Grade Teacher beginning with the 2020-2021 school year. Grundy R-V is a small rural district with small class sizes and great community support. Candidates must have or be able to obtain Missouri certification for Elementary Education. Applications for this position may be obtained on our website, www.grundyr5.k12.mo.us under "Employment Information". Inquiries may be directed to jdyer@grundyr5.k12.mo.us or contact the Elementary School at (660) 673-6312. G307d27 ------------------------------------------McCloud RV Service is looking for someone to help with repairs and maintenance of recreational vehicles as well as horse and utility trailers. Parttime opportunity with the possibility of becoming full-time. Being handy with tools along with knowledge of mechanical and electrical systems is a plus. Need to be able to work well with the public. Must have a driver's license and dependable transportation. Apply in person at 1744 Oklahoma Ave. in Trenton. M309d27 ------------------------------------------Spickard Elementary is accepting applications for a parttime position of PAT (Parents as Teachers) Instructor. A certified parent educator implements the PAT model, emphasizing parentchild interaction, developmentcentered parenting and family well-being in their work with families. 2-year degree or 60 college hours in the early childhood field preferred. Supervised experience working with young children and/or parents is recommended. Need to have strong communication skills, ability to build rapport with families, able to work independently and be self-motivated, and computer skills. For all other questions, contact Mrs. Jonnie Beavers 660-485-6121. S356d31 -------------------------------------------

´%HFDXVHWKH3HRS SOH 0XVW.QRZÂľ IN THE 3RD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COURT, GRUNDY COUNTY, MISSOURI PROBATE DIVISION Case No. 20AG-PR00012 In the Estate of BOBBY DEAN MORGANS, Deceased. NOTICE OF LETTERS TESTAMENTARY GRANTED To All Persons Interested in the Estate of BOBBY DEAN MORGANS, Decedent: On 03-16-2020, the last will of the decedent having been admitted to probate, the following individual was appointed the personal representative of the estate of BOBBY DEAN MORGANS, decedent, by the Probate Division of the Circuit Court of Grundy County, Missouri. The personal representative may administer the estate independently without adjudication, order, or direction of the Probate Division of the Circuit Court, unless a petition for supervised administration is made to and granted by the, court. The name and address of the personal representative is: BARBARA K MORGANS 1452 PARK LANE LIBERTY, MO 64068 The personal representative's attorney's name, business address and phone number is: MICHAEL DEAN ARNOLD 109 E. JACKSON STREET GALLATIN, MO 64640 PHONE: 660-663-2203 All creditors of said decedent are notified to file claims in court within six months from the date of the first publication of this notice or if a copy of this notice was mailed to, or served upon, such creditor by the personal representative, then within two months from the date it was mailed or served, whichever is later, or be forever barred to the fullest extent permissible by law. Such six-month period and such two-month period do not extend the limitation period that would bar claims one year after the decedent's death, as provided in Section 473.444, RSMo, or any other applicable limitation periods. Nothing in Section 473.033, RSMo, shall be construed to bar any action against a decedent's liability insurance carrier through a defendant ad litem pursuant to Section 537.021, RSMo. Date of decedentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s death: 10-NOV-2019 Date of first publication: 27-MAR-2020 Madison Beverlin, Probate Clerk Receipt of this notice by mail should not be construed by the recipient to indicate that the recipient necessarily has a beneficial interest in the estate. The nature and extent of any person's interest, if any, can be determined from the files and records of this estate in the Probate Division of the above referenced Circuit Court. dMar27,Apr3,10,17 ------------------------------------------

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DEATHS Margaret “Allene” DeVorss Hudson Meinke Margaret “Allene” DeVorss Hudson Meinke passed away with her family by her side at the age of 90 on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at The Landing of O’Fallon Assisted Living Facility in O’Fallon. Due to CDC regulations, a private graveside service will be held at Resthaven Memorial Gardens, north of Trenton. Greening-Eagan-Hayes Funeral Home of Macon is in charge of arrangements. Allene was born on May 9, 1929 in Trenton to Frank and Ethel (Strine) DeVorss. Allene graduated from Trenton High school in 1947 and the University of Missouri Columbia in 1951 with a bachelor of science degree in food science/chemistry. She was employed by University of Missouri Extension in St. Joseph as a home economist, where she met and married Gerald F. “Jerry” Meinke. Jerry’s job with extension took them to New London and Hannibal before they settled in Macon. They adopted two daughters, Michele Meinke Kroll and Elizabeth Meinke Pawloski. After raising her girls, Allene enjoyed her second career teaching kindergarten and fifth grade students at Atlanta C-3 school. She was an active member of the Macon community, president of the Lydian Club, founder of the Spirit of ‘76 4H club, a member of Zion Lutheran Church and a volunteer with the American Cancer Society and the Macon Food Pantry. She and Jerry enjoyed many nights of playing bridge with friends, attending Mizzou football games and socializing with extended family. Allene is survived by her children, Michele Meinke Kroll of Camdenton and Elizabeth Meinke Pawloski of O’Fallon; a son-in-law, Michael Pawloski; grandchildren, Claire Pawloski, Nicholas

Kroll and Andrew Pawloski; a special “auntie” to Debbie Cockren, Steve (Kim) DeVorss, Kay Erlinger, Joe (Sarah) DeVorss and Sue Knapp; a loving aunt to the numerous Meinke nieces and nephews; and a cousin, J.D. (Phyllis) Wood of Newton, IA, with whom she was raised. She was preceded in death by her first husband, James Hardin Hudson; her husband of 33 years, Gerald F. Meinke; a brother, Wayne DeVorss; parents, Frank DeVorss and Ethel DeVorss; and a cousin, James Wood. Anyone who met her shared that she was an angel and she was considered a second “mom” to many. She cared about every single person she encountered. Nobody was a stranger. She was the light and love in the family. She waited 70 years for her first grandchild. Claire, Nick and Andrew were her pride and joy and she loved spending special time with each of them. Her favorite words of wisdom, “Do what you love in life and get your education. Always have faith in God, He will never let you down.” Allene was a passionate woman and taught her daughters the importance of education, faith, and standing strong for what you believe in. She continued to instill these values to all she met, even in the final days of her life. “But (the Lord) said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore, I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.” 2 Corinthians 12:9 Memorials can be sent to Zion Lutheran Church in Macon.

Robert Allen “Bob” Oren Robert Allen “Bob” Oren, an 89-year-old resident of Lee’s Summit, died on Sunday, March 15, 2020. Memorial services are planned later this summer in Texas. Longview Funeral Home and Cemetery of Lee’s Summit is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Oren was born on April 11, 1930, the son of Rex and Fay Oren of Trenton. He attended Trenton High School and Trenton Junior College. He was a member of the U.S. Air Force, stationed in Lakenheath, England during the Korean War. He played for the base basketball team, which became the Air Force European champions in 1952. Upon his discharge, he married his wife, Norma, in 1955. They moved to Missouri and he attended Northwest Mis-

souri State University in Maryville, obtaining degrees in business and economics. He worked many years as a farmer/cattleman before moving his family to Blanco, TX. He was president of the All Sports Booster Club. He later joined the Amateur Athletic Union as a track and field official, spending 30 years in the organization, often as head official of the National Junior Olympics. He and his wife moved to the Lee’s Summit area in 2019 to be near their children. He is survived by his wife, Norma Horany Oren; six children and their spouses, Cindy, Robert, Neda, Thomas, Amanda and Kathryn; and seven grandchildren. He is preceded in death by one son, Andrew.

FUNERALS Billy Doran Wilson Funeral services for Billy Doran Wilson were held at 10 a.m. on Monday, March 23, 2020 at the Resthaven Mortuary in Trenton. Bro. Ron Ratliff officiated. Mr. Wilson, a 68-year-old resident of Trenton, died on Thursday, March 19, 2020 at Wright Memorial Hospital in Trenton. Mark Overton was the guitarist and played “I Know”

and “Finally Home.” Pallbearers were Harry Kately, Larry McCollum, Steven Stratton, Stuart Stratton, Jeremy Wilson and Jason Wilson. Honorary pallbearers were Larry Stoops, Millie Hutchinson and Ed Hutchinson. Burial was in the Resthaven Memorial Gardens, north of Trenton.

Galt, Laredo Offices Closed City hall offices at Galt and Laredo are now closed to the public until further notice. Ashley Bonnett, who serves as city clerk for both communities, will still have office hours and is asking customers to use the drop box for payments as well as call with any questions. The telephone num-

ber at Laredo is 286-2632 and the clerk will be available from noon to 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday. The telephone number at Galt is 6736514 and the clerk will be available from 8 to 11 a.m. on Tuesday and 8 a.m. to noon on Friday.




G rundy R-5 Boarrd Meets

The Grundy R-5 Board of Education accepted several resignations during a special meeting held on Wednesday. Superintendent Phil Fox said the board approved resignations from K-12 counselor Erin Hunolt, special education director and teacher Melody Prescott, varsity girls’ softball coach Jessica Parsons and elementary MTSS paraprofessional Sarah Rains. The board heard a review of the present situation regarding school being closed, the food service program and the instructional program for students as well as held an extensive discussion on the future of school closing and how staff would gandle the long-term closure. An executive session was held with no announcement made. The next regularly scheduled board meeting will be at 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 16 in the high school business room at Galt.

TPD Proce edural Cha ange es The Trenton Police Department is expanding its operational plans to ensure that the department can provide policing service to the community. In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the TPD has established several procedural changes, which adhere to the Centers for Disease Control guidelines due to the growing concerns about the virus. Persons who require a police response can contact the communications center for nonemergency police matters at 359-5557 or 359-2121. In case of an emergency, persons can call 911. As part the COVID-19 response procedure, callers will be asked screening questions for community health and wellbeing reasons.Depending on the level of police response required, Police Chief Rex Ross said officers may resolve calls for service over the telephone or by other means deemed appropriate on a case-by-case basis.

Park Depa artme ent Closures The Trenton Park Department has announced plans to temporarily close all playgrounds, the enclosed shelterhouse at Moberly Park and the Rock Barn until further notice. Park Superintendent Jason Shuler said that at this time, these are the only facilities where activity is being restricted. This complies with the emergency declaration by Mayor Linda Crooks and enforces the department's commitment to the health and safety of the citizens of Trenton and the surrounding areas served by the city.

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A “blessing box” containing donated non-perishable food items and other essentials has been placed in the parking lot of Senior Benefit Services at 1039 Oklahoma Ave. for use by local residents in need. According to Danielle Knapp, the box is accessible at any time for either taking items from or leaving items in the box (persons are asked to make sure the door is shut after accessing the box). Persons who have non-perishable items they would like to donate but cannot bring them to the box can call or text Mrs. Knapp at 654-3077 and she will pick up the items.


Trash P ic ckup Changes Rapid Removal, which collects waste for residents in the city of Trenton as well as other entities, has announced it will be suspending weekly bulky item pickup and planned spring cleanups until further notice. The company said that maintaining weekly trash service will take priority over all special requests. The company is asking that customers make sure all waste items are bagged and that no loose items are left outside of trash cans. Nothing will be picked up outside a dumpster and all move-in or move-out trash pickup has been suspended. There is also a bag limit of 12 13-gallon bags.

OAT TS Trip Sc chedule OATSTransit has announced it will only be offering essential service trips until further notice. OATS is limiting the number of individuals on buses to facilitate social distancing and drivers are cleaning buses on a routine basis. Individuals can call the OATS Transit office at 816-279-3131 or 800-831-9219 for information on local service.

DAILY RECORD MARRIAGEDISSOLUTION Petition Filed Jessica Ferguson vs. Shawn Ferguson. MARRIAGELICENSES Brandon Joe Rosebrook and Rebecca Lynn Price, both of Galt. Craig Allen Wiens and Ladylyn Bautista Torres, both of Trenton. REALESTATE Don Woodard and others to Larry E. Meservey, Trustee and others.

Scholarship Deadline Soon

March 31 is the deadline for Trenton High School students to apply for the 2020 Trenton High School Alumni Association/Foundation Trust for THS Scholarship. The scholarship may be used at any college, university or vocational-technical school. Seniors who are still completing their application or have not received one, may contact Steve Maxey at 660-359-7244. Applications may be mailed to PO Box 185, Trenton, MO 64683. Recent contributions to the scholarship fund have been received from the THS classes of 1966, 1967 and 1974 as well as recent memorials in honor of Paul Henry Sawyer. Individuals, classes and school organizations wishing to contribute to the scholarship may do so by sending checks to the address above. republican-times.com republican-times.com republican-times.com

Application Deadline Set

The North Central Missouri College scholarship application deadline is April 1. The 2020-2021 NCMC scholarship application can be found on the NCMC website, https://www.ncmissouri.edu/financialaid/ncmc-scholarship/. Applications must be post marked by April 1. Questions regarding the NCMC scholarship application process can be directed to the NCMC financial aid office at 660-3593948, ext. 1513 or the development office, ext. 1403.

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Jodi Dickerson has been named the employee of the month at Sunnyview Nursing Home and Apartments. Ms. Dickerson, a licensed practical nurse, is a charge nurse and has been with Sunnyview for over one year.

The following cancellations have been announced: • The North Central Missouri College Foundation NCMC Scholarship Reception, originally scheduled for April 22. • The NCMC Dance Wave events, including Little Dance Clinic Fundraiser on April 4 (refunds will be issued), Dance Wave workshop on April 5, Dance Wave Crew auditions on April 18 (future announcement will be made regarding auditions) and baseball performance on April 24. • The Grand River Valley Choir and Orchestra fundraising campaign for March (postponed until a later time). • The TrentonHigh School Class of 1957 luncheon on Monday, March 30.

Local Extension Office Closed Due to concerns about personal health and public safety, the Grundy County Extension office will be closed beginning on Thursday and continuing through April 13, at which time an assessment will be made concerning safety. During this time persons can still reach office personnel by calling or texting Vickie Pash at 660-474-0057 or Meridith Berry at 816-343-8294 or emailing April Meighen at meighena@missouri.edu Until further notice, private applicators are no longer able to visit their extension office and watch the DVD to recertify. There are only two methods of approved training for

growers. One is online via Zoom. The other is an open book test which will be graded. To update a license, persons can call Ms. Berry (816-343-8294) for more information. Persons who need to have soil tested can go to the website, https://extension2.missouri.edu/publications/?progra ms=Soil%20and%20Plant%2 0Testing%20Laboratory&acm _related_category=Sample%2 0analysis%20forms Instructions are available for collecting and sending in a sample to the soil lab on the Columbia campus. TABE testing has been suspended until further notice.

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