Lake Viking News_January 2019

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VVA Board of Directors Call to Order Phil Stockard, Lot 1180, called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. in the lower level of the clubhouse. Members in attendance were Susan Zalenski, Lot 364; Mike Krehbiel, Lot 559; Flint Hibler, Lot 183; and James Funk, Lot 2904. Troy Lesan, Lot 576, and Mike Booth, Lot 1259, were unable to attend. Phil Stockard led the Pledge of Allegiance. Susan Zalenski led in prayer. Approval of Minutes Mike Krehbiel moved to approve the minutes of the Dec. 9, 2018, board meeting. Flint Hibler seconded; motion passed. Committee Reports Handbook Committee Donna Redden Archibald presented the board with a list of revised building rules. They are as follows: (Additions are bold italic and deletions are stricken.) Page 19 Any applications for any permanent structure must include a legal survey if one is not on file. This includes, but is not limited to, residential and commercial structures; hard surface patios or driveways, decks, garages, sheds and shelters. It is the responsibility of the property owner to clearly and accurately define (stake) and maintain the property boundaries and new structure perimeter during any and all construction Projects the property boundaries and new structure perimeter to that to assist the Building Committee in assuring compliance to the building regulations. All easement and setback restrictions will be strictly enforced. All permanent structures require a legal survey, if one is not on file. This includes, but is not limited to, residential and commercial structures, hard surface patios or driveways, decks, garages, sheds and shelters.

January 13, 2018

Material waste where no permit or dumpster/ receptacle was required may be placed in the appropriate receptacle in the maintenance yard by the owner, in accordance with refuse disposal restrictions and yard disposal rules. Failure to secure and maintain a debris receptacle will result in a minimum $250 fine. (2/2018) Building Permit Fee Structure On-site house construction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2000.00 Manufactured/Mobile Home Construction . . . . . . . . $650.00 Garages and hangars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $750.00 Home additions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $500.00 Concrete projects, multiple axle trucks . . . . . . . . . . $500.00 and trailers that would transport heavy equipment, such as bulldozers, track hoes, track loaders or similar heavy equipment; including landscape projects requiring the same type of heavy equipment. Sand based projects, shelters, sheds, . . . . . . . . . . $200.00 docks, shoreline work, bobcat work Concrete projects requiring a truck with less . . . . . $200.00 than 4 cubic yards of concrete Stack stone projects. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1500.00 Septic system repair/replacement. . . . . . . . . . . . . No charge *requires State permit & approval *Building permit fees are non-refundable Page 20 Open pier and beam foundations shall not be permitted on any dwelling. Page 21 Prefabricated dwellings Structures are not allowed. Minimum Building Specifications The following apply to lots designated A, B, C, D, E and X frame construction only. They are to be Continued on Page 9

The greatest plunge on earth … right here at LV The 12th Annual Polar Plunge will take place Saturday, Feb. 23. Brave men and women from around the area will don costumes and swimwear and take “polar” dips into Lake Viking. Their Reason for Freezin’. . . the athletes of Special Olympics Missouri. All proceeds from this year’s event will benefit training and competition for the 1,200 Special Olympics Missouri athletes here in the north area. For the past 11 years, Jim and Judy Rash and their son Pierce have been vitally involved in the planning and execution of the Lake Viking Polar Plunge. Jim has been the top fund-raiser in each of the 11 years of the Lake Viking Plunge, raising in total over $80,000 for Special Olympics. Judy has been instrumental in the organizing and production of the event. This year, for health reasons and by doctor recommendation, the Rashes are not participating, but they do extend their appreciation to the many businesses and supporters at Gallatin and Lake Viking who have been so generous to this special endeavor. The Rashes now live in Galt. The Polar Plunge is open to anyone 10 years or older who is a fan of having a good time for a good

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cause. The event is hosted by Chillicothe Correctional Center, Crossroads Correctional Center and Western Missouri Correctional Center and will take place at the Lake Viking Clubhouse. Day-of registration begins at 11 a.m. and the Plunge starts promptly at 2 p.m. The Costume Parade will be at 1 p.m. Costumes are highly encouraged. Awards will be given in the following categories: top fundraisers, top fundraising group, top fundraising school, and top law enforcement. Golden Plunger Awards for the most creative costumes will also be presented to top group and top individuals. Awards will be presented in the clubhouse immediately following the plunge. The Pee Wee Plunge for those nine-and-under will be at 12 noon; registration is at 11 a.m., and the fee is $25. Each Pee Wee plunger will receive an official polar hat. With fund-raising of $100 or more, the plunger will receive a fun Polar Plunge prize. In 2018, Polar Plungers raised over $30,000 for Special Olympics Missouri athletes. Each participant must raise a minimum of $75 to participate and can earn incentives by reaching fundraising Continued on Page 8

6:30 p.m. February 10, 2019

Town Hall Meeting February 9, 2019 1–3 p.m. Upper Level Clubhouse Topics: 2019 Budget/Finances and Dredge Operations


Questions For Agenda Of Annual Meeting Of Members

Viking Valley Association members who have questions that may require proposed amendments or policy changes to anything concerning the Association, including, but not limited to the Handbook, Committee Process or minutes of previous meetings, must submit their question(s) in writing to the Association Office four weeks prior to the Annual Meeting. This will allow the Board time to research the question and provide an appropriate discussion during the Annual Meeting. In order to give all members advance opportunity to know what decisions could be made and votes taken at the Annual Meeting, NO MOTIONS on any subject will be allowed from the floor, unless you have put your question in writing and submitted it to the Association Office by Feb. 1, 2019, to be placed on the Annual Meeting Agenda and published in the Lake Viking News. Lower level of the clubhouse

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The fourth annual Gallatin Rotary Trivia Contest will be held Saturday, Feb. 2, at the Spillman Center, 308 South Broadway, Jamesport. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and competition begins at 6:30 p.m. Teams are six to eight people. The cost is $20 per person. Snacks and soft drinks are provided. Contact Stacey Maxwell at 660-605-2142.

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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.

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2019 Capital Expenditures Sidewalks in front of Clubhouse



Excavator trade



Roofing @ Shelters



Dock redecking


5,000.00 25,000.00

Road tubes - how many???


Security vehicle



Trade batwing mower



Campground expansion



Dredge pump repair



New Furnace for Office



Deck Railing for Clubhouse






Lake Viking 50th Anniversary Book is now on Click the large green print announcement on the homepage directly below the picture. Then click Lake Viking 2017 (in green print) and read the book in its entirety.

NOTICE Runway for Aircraft Only Now that spring is here, not only is there an increase in boat traffic, but also more aircraft using the LV Page 1 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.

REMINDERS!! 6 Exceed Maximum

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.

INCOME Membership Dues Special Assessments Special Lake Assessments Ramp Gate Assessment Special Road Assessments Deferred Maint./Capital Projects Assmts. Collections on Delinquent Accts Service Charge Credit Card Convenience Fees Campground income Mowing receipts Building Permit Fee Clubhouse Income Clubhouse Renovation Sales Income Cemetery Income Special Rd Dist 1 Fire Department Income Activities Income Interest Earned Contract Income- PWSD # 3 Misc Income Total Income

$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

2018 Actual 88,351.85 746,211.19 143,298.78 4,645.00 47,844.72 45,344.36 24,201.84 9,043.71 2,997.17 77,641.02 10,912.35 36,175.00 2,285.00 30,283.81 8,714.31 375.00 11,418.39 1,528.00 5,114.00 7,221.61 3,962.50 22,162.06 1,329,731.67

EXPENSES Gross Wages-Admin Gross Wages-Maint Gross Wages-Dredge/Spec. Lake Gross Wages-Security Gross Wages-Housekeeping Gross Wages-Pool Credit Card Merchant Fees Employer FICA Tax Expense Employee Retirement Administrative Expense Employee Insurance Insurance & Bonds Taxes. Licenses & Permits Legal & Professional Clubhouse Renovation Expense Promotional & Advertisement Office Expense Postage Expense Maintenance Expense Mowing Contract Expense 1/18/2019 Roads Roads (DCSRD #1) Ramp Gate Expense Security Expense Fire Dept Expense Special Lake Expense Interest Expense Electricity Phone Water Heat Fuel Dredge Fuel Trash Expense Campground Expense Deed / Lien Expense Cemetery Expense Activities Expense Misc Expense Fish Stocking Total Operating Expense

$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

2018 Actual 135,897.27 116,463.30 52,501.70 104,274.61 6,683.45 1,994.00 4,688.65 34,118.74 6,955.84 6,053.21 33,354.82 76,781.55 34,462.14 12,420.00 20,056.29 12,859.00 9,642.23 4,296.90 38,457.14 2,410.00 95,614.25 1,833.81 8,941.34 8,768.63 85,008.92 4,354.86 55,825.35 7,400.25 9,329.76 4,028.24 30,148.73 7,021.15 13,651.30 7,472.43 594.75 7,102.72 3,595.14 1,065,062.47

$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

2018 Income Budget 87,700.00 725,000.00 141,000.00 2,500.00 46,000.00 50,000.00 19,000.00 7,000.00

$ $ $ $

67,500.00 15,000.00 25,000.00 5,000.00

$ $ $

4,000.00 1,000.00 7,500.00

$ $ $ $ $

3,000.00 5,000.00 3,000.00 5,000.00 1,219,200.00

$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

2018 Expense Budget 122,000.00 122,000.00 40,000.00 100,000.00 5,000.00 3,000.00 8,000.00 33,000.00 7,500.00 10,000.00 51,000.00 80,500.00 23,000.00 6,000.00

$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

Net Income from Operations


Less principal on dredge loan Less capital expenses Deferred Maint./Capital Project Expense Net change in cash position

$ $ $ $


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.

$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

2019 Proposed 88,000.00 769,600.00 147,680.00 2,500.00 48,880.00 50,000.00 20,000.00 7,000.00 3,000.00 75,000.00 15,000.00 34,000.00 5,000.00 5,000.00 6,000.00 500.00 7,500.00 1,000.00 5,000.00 8,000.00 3,000.00 15,000.00 1,316,660.00

13,000.00 9,000.00 4,000.00 40,000.00 1,050.00 110,000.00 1,500.00 1,500.00 6,000.00 9,000.00 95,000.00 4,800.00 52,000.00 8,000.00 8,500.00 5,000.00 20,000.00 25,000.00 13,000.00 8,500.00 2,000.00 750.00 3,500.00 4,000.00 2,000.00 1,058,100.00

$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $

2019 Proposed 134,000.00 130,000.00 40,000.00 110,000.00 5,000.00 2,000.00 5,000.00 33,000.00 7,500.00 7,000.00 45,000.00 80,000.00 35,000.00 6,000.00 5,000.00 11,000.00 9,500.00 4,000.00 40,000.00 2,000.00 105,000.00 1,000.00 1,500.00 7,000.00 9,000.00 95,000.00 4,500.00 52,000.00 7,500.00 8,500.00 5,000.00 20,000.00 20,000.00 13,000.00 7,000.00 1,000.00 750.00 5,000.00 4,000.00 2,000.00 1,079,750.00

2018 Year End 264,669.20


2019 Proposed 236,910.00

(30,500.00) (88,727.52) (50,000.00) 95,441.68

$ $ $ $

(30,500.00) (120,000.00) (50,000.00) 36,410.00



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Board Candidate JAMES FUNK - LOT 2904 Current career setting: General Manager – Office Depot Number of years an Association Member: 7 years Previous VVA Board or committee service: Current Board Member, Campground Additional personal or family data: Married to Gina for 12 years. We have 6 children and 4 grandchildren. What qualities of Lake Viking led you to become a property owner? We loved the lakes location and the comforts that is showed us. The scenery and the peacefulness of the lake were very inviting. Describe aspects of your background that uniquely prepare you for Board service: I’m currently serving on the VVA Board. I believe that this last year has been a great learning experience. It has been eye opening to the behind the scenes working of the lake. What do you feel is the greatest challenge facing our Association? I feel the funding of the sediment structure is the greatest challenge we have in our future. What are the top two issues you want the Board to focus on? We need to stay focused on the long term prosperity of the lake and we need to be prepared for any unforeseen future expenses. Describe your vision for Lake Viking: I believe that the direction of the lake is headed in the right direction. Looking for ways to cut expenses and increase our revenue by thinking outside the box. This will keep the lake running for the future generations.

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Comparative Balance Sheet Viking Valley Association COMPARATIVE BALANCE SHEET December 31, 2018 December

Assets Current Assets 1050 Farmers Bank Checking 1052 BTC Bank Gen Checking 1056 BTC Bank CD #2 1057 BTC ICS 1089 BTC SPL Checking 1059 BTC Bank CD {A} 1061 State Farm Bank MM 1113 Farmers Bank Cemetery 1500.00 Petty Cash Total Current Assets Fixed Assets 1590 Current Year Cap Expenditures 1600 Equipment 1605 Buildings & Fixtures 1610 Accumulated Depr.-Equipment 1615 Lots Held For Resale 1620 Land (Lots) Total Fixed Assets Other Assets 1900 State Inc. Tax Prepaid 1910 Federal Inc. Tax Prepaid Total Other Assets Total Assets Liabilities & Equity Current Liabilities 2000 SIT Payables 2010 FIT Payables 2020 FICA Payables 2030 FUTA Payables 2040 SUTA Payables 2085 Insurance Witholding 2086 Garnishment / Support 2089 Simple IRA 2098 Commerce Bank (dredge) Total Current Liabilities Owners' Equity 3000 Investment in Fixed Assets 3560... Retained Earnings (400... Current Income Total Owners' Equity Total Liabilities & Equity

31, 2018 12/31/18

Recommendations/Proposals for 2019 Annual Meeting Agenda By-Law Changes: Standing Committees – Removal and dissolution



$85,332.48 $106,714.67 ($21,382.19) 9,505.20 0.00 9,505.20 31,205.36 30,548.13 657.23 530,680.56 374,168.70 156,511.86 0.00 623.55 (623.55) 225,665.28 225,665.28 0.00 29,102.03 29,662.03 (560.00) 16,694.33 16,816.65 (122.32) 500.00 500.00 0.00 --------------------- --------------------- ---------------------928,685.24 784,699.01 143,986.23 --------------------- --------------------- ---------------------88,727.52 0.00 88,727.52 2,334,389.65 2,334,389.65 0.00 754,017.78 754,017.78 0.00 (2,119,822.35) (2,119,822.35) 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 26,935.33 26,935.33 0.00 --------------------- --------------------- ---------------------1,084,247.93 995,520.41 88,727.52 --------------------- --------------------- ---------------------0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 --------------------- --------------------- ---------------------0.00 0.00 0.00 --------------------- --------------------- ---------------------2,012,933.17 1,780,219.42 232,713.75 ============ =========== ============

(These changes are administrative in nature and neither the Association nor its members will incur any cost.) Motion: The Cemetery Committee shall be removed as a standing committee. The responsibility of coordination for cemetery plot sales and maintenance will be conducted within the Association Office with oversight by the Board of Directors. Motion: The Nominating Committee shall be removed as a standing committee. The Board of Directors will designate a Special Nominating Committee as need arises. Motion: The Board of Directors proposes the movement and renaming of the current Dredge Committee to Dredge & Erosion Committee, from Sub-Committee to Standing Committee status and further expanding the committee’s responsibilities. This Committee shall serve as a research, monitor, and advisory committee to the Board of Directors regarding Lake Dredge operations, soil erosion and bank stabilization issues. The Committee shall consist of no less than 3 members or more than 5 members to include the Lake Manager, an ex-officio non-voting member. Motion: The Board of Directors proposes the movement of the Activities Committee from the status of Special Committee to Standing Committee. The Activities Committee shall consist of no less than 3 active members in good standing and shall work to promote fellowship and positive interaction among Association members. The committee may seek out or develop social opportunities in which members in good standing and their families can take part as well as identifying worthy projects and focus fundraising events that enhance the community and membership. ARTICLE XIV – ENFORCEMENT – Section 4. Infraction – Paragraph 2 (Pg 16 2018 Handbook)

511.99 1,733.31 (1,221.32) 0.00 57.68 (57.68) 0.00 73.54 (73.54) 0.00 38.27 (38.27) 0.00 379.50 (379.50) 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,100.52 1,100.52 0.00 105,506.83 137,151.97 (31,645.14) --------------------- --------------------- ---------------------107,119.34 140,534.79 (33,415.45) --------------------- --------------------- ---------------------599,143.73 599,143.73 0.00 1,042,000.90 789,272.96 252,727.94 264,669.20 251,267.94 13,401.26 --------------------- --------------------- ---------------------1,905,813.83 1,639,684.63 266,129.20 --------------------- --------------------- ---------------------2,012,933.17 1,780,219.42 232,713.75 ============ =========== ============

(Current) The actions taken by the Infraction Committee may, by notice given to the Board of Directors within thirty (30 d) days of the date final action is taken by the Infraction Committee, be appealed to the Board of Directors, and such appeal will be heard e novo by the Board at its regular meetings. Parties cited with violations may be represented by Counsel. (Proposed Addition in Italic) The actions taken by the Infraction Committee may, by notice given to the Board of Directors within thirty (30 d) days of the date final action is taken by the Infraction Committee, be appealed to the Board of Directors, and such appeal will be heard e novo by the Board at its regular meetings. Parties cited with violations may be represented by Counsel. A guest or Non-Member appealing an Infraction Committee decision to the Board of Directors must appear with the member property owner with whom they were a guest.


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PWSD No. 3 Open Meeting January 15, 2019 CALL TO ORDER Kyle Parkhurst, President (2020), called the meeting to order at 4:10 p.m. Members in attendance were Jeffrey Speaker (2019), Arlo Aschbrenner (2020), and Randy Tague (2021). Troy Lesan (2021) was unable to attend. Also in attendance were Roger Barker, water superintendent, and Diane Hulett, clerk. APPROVAL OF MINUTES Arlo Aschbrenner moved to approve the minutes of the Dec. 12, 2018, Board of Directors meeting. Jeffrey Speaker seconded. All members were in favor; motion carried. PUBLIC COMMENT There were no visitors in attendance for public comment. OLD BUSINESS Health insurance plans were discussed. A motion was made by Jeffrey Speaker and seconded by Randy Tague to change the health insurance provider from Blue Cross Blue Shield to Lifestyle Health Plan. All voted in favor; motion carried. NEW BUSINESS Financial Report: The financial reports and bills were reviewed and discussed. Randy Tague moved to approve the December financial reports as submitted and approve the bills. Arlo Aschbrenner seconded. All members voted to approve; motion carried. Current CD rates were submitted from four different sources. A motion was made by Jeffrey Speaker to renew the district’s CDs with BTC Bank at the best possible rate for a term of 36 months. Results from the Water Rate Study done by Liz Grove with MRWA were presented. The recommendation from the study was that rates should be raised; however, the board chose to forego any increase at this time. DISCUSSION Superintendent Report: Roger reported that he will be attending the upcoming quarterly MRWA board meeting and annual Water Rally in Washington, D.C. He also updated the board on operations. Kyle Parkhurst, president, announced the next meeting would be Feb. 19, 2019, at 4 p.m. at the water plant. Jeffrey Speaker moved to adjourn at 6 p.m. Arlo Aschbrenner seconded. All members were in favor; motion carried. Respectfully Submitted, Jeffrey Speaker

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Following the “Famous Snow”

In this photo, Kyle and Sherry Parkhurst’s dog, Jakey, is checking out all of the snow on the deck. The snow of January 12-13 will probably be remembered for more than one reason. Granted, it was the biggest snow Lake Viking has received for a number of years – part of winter storm Gia - and also documented by the telecast of the Chiefs football game that was seen by millions. And that part WAS a very positive thing. Chiefs fans certainly don’t need to be reminded of all the times that the Indianapolis Colts have ended our season. They’ve been doing it to us for over 20 years – even before they had Peyton Manning – and it’s finally nice to have the monkey off our backs. As for the snow, which looked to be about 10 inches, Shirley and I missed it completely. We were in Florida, but we followed it on the TV Weather Channel and even in that great Chiefs game. ~ Troy Lesan

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goals. This year’s goal is $35,000, and organizers please contact Melody Prawitz, at (816) 233-6232 hope to break the million-dollar mark across the or email state with 13 events. About Special Olympics Missouri The easiest way to register is online at www. Special Olympics Missouri is a year-round Participants may also request pa- gram of sports training and athletic competition per registration forms from the SOMO area office for children and adults with intellectual disabiliat All plunging participants ties. More than 15,000 athletes participate in 21 will receive an official Polar Plunge commemora- Olympic-type sports throughout the state. Special tive shirt, bragging rights for freezing your fur off. Olympics provides people with intellectual disabilConcessions of hotdogs, chili dogs, chips, cook- ities continuing opportunities to develop physiies, coffee, hot chocolate will be available for a free cal fitness, demonstrate courage, and experience will offering. joy as they participate in the sharing of gifts and Polar Plunge sponsors include Barnes Baker friendship with their fellow athletes, their family Automotive Group, Max Curnow Chevrolet Buick, and friends, and communities across Missouri. Viseld Hog Production, and Lake Viking As- it Special Olympics at Engage with SaveSmithfi to current week folder before altering this ad. sociation. us on Twitter @somissouri; For more information about the Polar Plunge,

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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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VVA Board Minutes considered minimum specifications. They do not apply to existing structures or homes currently under construction before 1/2019. They do, however, apply to new additions to existing structures. It is highly recommended that the International Building Code (IBC) be followed during the design and construction stages of the structure. The following requirements are “minimum standards” and may not be sufficient for your site conditions. Therefore, it is recommended that an engineer be consulted to review your site conditions. Minimum area is further described as, outside measurements with a minimum floor to ceiling distance of 4 feet 6 inches and located on the main floor. It is recommended that the “International Residential Building Code” be used while building any structure, but it is the responsibility of the owner/ builder to follow these minimum guidelines. Footings: Must be at a minimum of 8x16 inches in size and poured with a minimum of 4000PSI concrete mix with 2-1/2 continuous rebar. Least concrete mix 4000psi 8”x16” strength with 2-1/2” continuous rebar. Roofing: Sheathing shall be a minimum of ½ inch exterior rated plywood or equal. 3ply sheeting not to be used. ½” 4x8 fir or equal. Page 23 Storage Sheds (last sentence in paragraph) Roof pitch shall be a minimum of 4/12 not to exceed 6/12. Total height of the structure shall not exceed 14 feet as measured from the top of roof ridge to the lowest point of its foundation or footing. Decks: a structure of any height which is anchored to the ground and/or another structure. Decks attached to a structure shall be secured with thru bolts or structural lag bolts. Boat Docks Floating platforms-Docks, swim platforms and PWC lifts. (Last sentence in this paragraph) When electrical power is supplied to boat docks the owner is responsible for ensuring all wiring and protective devices are installed and in working order. Page 24 Building on Unimproved Lots 2nd paragraph – Property owner(s) of unimproved lots may have a total of three structures on their lots, which may include one shed, one shelter and either a deck or patio. Multiple structures of the same kind are not allowed. If a property has both a shed and a shelter they must be 10’ apart. Miscellaneous Building Rules Any applications for any permanent structure must include a legal survey with the structure being built showing all dimensions and distances to lot lines clearly defined. Aluminum carports are not allowed. RV Ports are allowed in Campgrounds. No toilets of any kind are allowed in sheds, shelters, boat docks, boathouses or similar structures. All structures will have exposed bare metal painted or coated with a surface coating and approved by the Building Committee. The property owner will be responsible for notifying all utility companies prior to any earth excavation, including placement of a satellite dish. Any application for any permanent structure must include a legal survey if one is not on file. It is the responsibility of the property owner to clearly and accurately define (stake) and maintain during any and all construction projects the property boundaries and new structure perimeter to that the Building Committee can assure compliance to the building regulation. All easement and setback restrictions will be strictly enforced. Silt Fences (First sentence) Silt fences or their equivalent are required to control erosion/silt around ANY excavated area and must be installed properly. Flint Hibler moved to accept the building changes. James Funk seconded; motion passed. Finance Committee Mike Krehbiel reported on the last finance meeting. The Finance Committee reviewed the 2018 yearend numbers. Mike was able to report


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we are able to set aside the $50,000 voted in as a new assessment in the 5-year plan last year for Deferred maintenance and capital projects. The committee also reviewed the 2019 Proposed Budget that will be presented at the Annual Meeting in March. There will be a “Town Hall Meeting” prior to the Annual Meeting on Feb. 9, 2019, between the hours of 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. There will be discussion of the finances and the dredge operation. Mike also touched on our income tax filing. In October of last year we filed an amended return, claiming non-profit status. The State of Missouri refunded the money we paid in 2017 (just over $3,000), but the IRS has asked for more time on two occasions to review our return. Strategic Planning Committee Susan Zalenski moved to add Lana Southwick to the Strategic Committee. Mike Krehbiel seconded; motion passed. Susan also gave an update on the clubhouse renovation. The painting, cabinets and flooring has all been completed. Countertops and sinks are the next to be done. Susan moved to spend the remaining amount of money that has been donated. Mike Krehbiel seconded; motion passed. For the nominating committee, Susan has secured two candidates so far. If anyone else would like to run for the board, stop by the office and get a candidate form. Activities Committee Mary Hibler presented a list of activities for 2019 and asked for board approval. Flint Hibler moved to accept the list. James Funk seconded; motion passed. Janet Yuratovich and Janet Hillman asked Mary to join the Activities Committee. Flint Hibler moved to accept them on the committee. Susan Zalenski seconded; motion passed. The Activities Committee has also volunteered to help with the Polar Plunge in February. Building Committee Flint Hibler reported two new permits for their last meeting; one of them was a new home. Flint also moved to add Doug Wiltse to the Building Committee. Mike Krehbiel seconded; motion passed. Fire Department Mark Closterman reported that KAW Fire District had responded to three 911 emergency calls at Lake Viking recently. They answered a call Sunday, after the snowstorm, and had difficulty getting the patient to the ambulance due to the snow in the driveway. A concerned neighbor (Bob Walton) saw what was going on and drove his lawnmower and blade over to assist. Campground Mary Hibler let the board know they were working on some changes to the campground section of the Handbook and would ask for approval when completed. Lake Committee No report. Cemetery Committee No report. Infraction Committee No report. Dredge Committee Shawn Hepinstall gave a detailed report about the dredge operations. There are repairs being done on the dredge right now, so we will be ready to go in the spring. The dredge budget for 2019 is $108,000. The dredge will start in the 3 tubes cove in the spring and the plan is to have it complete by Memorial Weekend. As for the south end, this is going to be a dip and dozer year. We will dip as much of the existing pond as possible and move the dirt onsite and dredge as much of the south end as possible. We have looked at all our options for trucking the silt out, but to haul 125,000 cubic yards of silt offsite it could be upwards of $900,000. We also will continue to do “stream bank stabilization.” We have 18 loads of rock sitting at 3 tubes ready for this process. The current annual budget for dredging is $100,000 and is funded out of the Special Lake Fund. The exception to keep running on this budget is the south end. We have NO storage room

left at the south end and this is going to require a major capital investment separate from our yearly dredging budget. We have looked at options of reconditioning the south pond or building new. The committee is of the thought to recondition the existing pond. Estimated range for building a new structure is $400,000 to $850,000, so the committee does not recommend building a new structure at this time. The committee believes we need to start building funds now to rebuild the storage structure in the next 2 years. This will be an investment of $500,000 to $600,000. Shawn presented a list of possible financial options that includes an annual dredge assessment, selling some community waterfront properties, increasing the Special Lake Assessment or even a loan. All of these things will be discussed at the Town Hall Meeting on Feb. 9, 2019, from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Lake Manager Report (Shad Mort) 1. Dredge: The pump is in Kansas City. The face plate needs machined and the star wheel drive motors are in Blue Springs getting repairs. All of these parts should be back soon, and we can start putting the dredge back together. March 1 is a tentative start date for the dredge, with weather and repairs permitting. 2. Shad had a request from a property owner to build a parking area just east of the tie down area at the airstrip. After a short discussion the board would not allow it due to our handbook prohibiting overnight parking on community areas. Financials: Flint Hibler moved to approve the financial statements. Mike Krehbiel seconded; motion passed. Guest Time: No guest time. Board Action Business Future: No report at this time. Adjourn: Flint Hibler moved to adjourn into Executive Session to discuss a legal issue at 7:20 p.m. Susan Zalenski seconded; motion passed. Attendance: Sherry Krehbiel, lot 559; Resa & Doug Wiltse, lot 494; Len Zalenski, lot 364; Donna Archibald, lot 1279-81; Gary & Nancy Salmon, lot 202; Jim & Ramona Miller, lot 455; Shawn & Paula Hepinstall, lot 385; Mark & Stephanie Closterman, lot 1900; Rex & Phyllis Williams, lot 436; Kelle Lawson, lot 2915; Don & Carolyn Leeper, lot 22; Mary Hibler, lot 183; Robert Hayes, lot 389; Janet & Jeff Yuratovich, lot 563/564; Tiffany Tadlock, lot 1056/office; 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, James Funk – Assistant Secretary Board of Directors Viking Valley Association

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Lake Viking 2019 Boards & Committees Activities Committee Mary Hibler (Chairperson), Dustin Hibler, David Hibler, Eric and Jody Odette, Gail Bush, Ramona Miller, Janet Yuratovich, Janet Hillman, Troy Lesan (Board Contact) Board of Directors President, Phil Stockard; 1st Vice President, Mike Krehbiel; 2nd Vice President, Flint Hibler; Secretary, Mike Booth; Asst. Secretary/Sgt. of Arms, James Funk; Treasurer, Troy Lesan; Asst. Treasurer, Susan Zalenski. 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 Doug Wiltse, Jim Miller, Flint Hibler (Board Contact) Building Committee Meetings are held the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month at the Association office. Building Permits require approval by the Building Committee prior to the start of any construction as stated in the Covenants, Restrictions, By-Laws, Rules and Regulations of Viking Valley Association. Campground Committee Mary Hibler (Chairperson), Marion Crawford, Mike Wolfe, Charles Sudduth, James Funk, Flint Hibler (Board Contact) Cemetery Committee Shad Mort, Mike Booth (Board Contact) Cemetery plots are available; contact the Association office at 660-663-2131 for further information. Community Strategic Planning Tony Gronniger, Missy Leggett, Shawn Hepinstall, Paula Hepinstall, Dennis Schlaiss, Robert Hayes, Sherry Parkhurst, Carolyn Leeper, Don Leeper, Kenny Southwick, Lana Southwick, Susan Zalenski (Chair/Board Contact) Employee Board Contact Phil Stockard Finance Committee Mike Kemna (Chairman), Donna Archibald, Shad Mort, Sally Zerbe, Mike Krehbiel, Glenn Miller, Len Zalenski, Phil Stockard, Missy Leggett, Troy Lesan (Board Contact) Handbook Committee Kyle Parkhurst, Donna Archibald, Kim Spidle, Terri Schlaiss, James Funk (Board Contact) Infraction Committee Roger Lankford, Carl Butcher, Bob Clemens, Troy Knight, Gary Covey, James Funk (Board Contact) Infraction Committee meetings are held on the second Saturday of each month, 9 a.m., Lower Level Clubhouse. Lake Committee Troy Lesan, Shirley Leakey, Don Leeper, Carolyn Leeper, Bo Steed, Ramona Miller, Sherry Krehbiel, Mike Krehbiel (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, Mike Booth (Board Contact) Fire Department Meetings are held the second Saturday of every month, 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 - Sub-District #3; Troy Lesan, Vice President, term expires 4/2018 - Sub-District #2; Jeffrey Speaker, secretary, term expires 4/2019 - Sub-District #4; Gary Teegarden, term expires 4/2018 - Sub-District #1; Arlo Aschbrenner, term expires 4/2020 - Sub-District #5; Roger Barker, Superintendent; Gary King, Water Operator; Diane Hulett, Clerk. Board meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month at 7 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.



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Office Office Address: Address: 144 E. Main, 144 E. Main, Gallatin, Gallatin, MO MO 64640 64640 Office Hours: Office Hours: April April 1 1 -- Labor Labor Day Day Monday-Friday: Monday-Friday: 88 a.m.-4 a.m.-4 p.m. p.m. Saturday: Saturday: 88 a.m.-12 a.m.-12 p.m. p.m. Day Day after after Labor Labor Day Day -- March March 31 31 Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-4 Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. p.m. 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.

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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.

Fishery Guidelines

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.

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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.

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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!

Emergency Phone Numbers * DAVIESS COUNTY EMERGENCY ....................911 Ambulance - Fire - Rescue * Fire - Lake Viking Fire Dept...............................911 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 * Maintenance Barn.............................660-663-2777 * Public Water Supply District #3 of Daviess County (Water Plant).....660-663-2771 Roger Barker - (Emergency after hours)....660-663-3600

* Lake Viking Marine, Inc., Lot #1000.660-663-3722 * Lake Viking Sales Office, Lot #Z-9...660-663-2134 * 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).1-800-501-1754 * Repair Service.............................1-800-782-6206


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Thomas Christopher Skinner, 46, of the Kansas City Northland, passed away peacefully on Jan. 17, 2019, at his home with family at his side. Chris was the son of Johnny Brown of Lake Viking. Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m., followed by a service celebrating Chris’s life at 11 a.m., on Saturday, Jan. 26, at Park Lawn Northland Chapel, I-35 at State Route 291, Liberty. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to a fund which will be used for his children’s education at https://www. Chris was born March 19, 1972, in Fort Gordon, GA. He was a Technical Service Representative at Tnemec Company, where he served for 20 years. Chris leaves his wife, Deborah; children, Johna-

than Skinner, Emma Skinner, Kendra Carlson (Anthony) and Christopher Wells (Lizzie); grandchildren, Ellie, Payton and Jordyn. He is also survived by his parents, Rhonda Sue Kelly, Johnny Brown (Lori) and Sue “Mama Sue” Brown; grandfather, Thomas Edward Skinner (Norma); siblings, Vanessa Kelly, Angie Kelly, Sanja Lyon (Carleton), Tanya Farrell (Greg) and Cory Brown (Andi), as well as numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and many friends. He will be greatly missed by all.

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Shopko chain files Chapter 11, closes 38 stores, but Gallatin, Trenton stores survive Shopko announced Jan. 16 that it has filed vol- store footprint, we will be able to build a stronger untary petitions for a court-supervised financial Shopko that will better serve our customers, venrestructuring under Chapter 11 of the United dors, employees and other stakeholders through States Bankruptcy Code. In the restructuring, 38 this process.” Shopko stores will be closed, but neither the GallaIn addition to closing 38 stores, Shopko will be tin nor the Trenton Shopko stores are on the chop- relocating over 20 Optical centers to freestanding ping block at this time. locations and conductMissouri stores which • In Gallatin, Shopko Hometown’s grand open- ing an auction process will be closing are Al- ing was held in July 2012, when the Green Bay, for its pharmacy busibany, Carrollton and Wisconsin-based Shopko chain merged with the ness. Throughout this Memphis. The surviv- Omaha, Nebraska-based Pamida chain, with all process, all Shopko Oping Shopko stores in Pamida locations converting to the Shopko name. tical centers and pharMissouri, in addition to The store operated as Pamida from 2000 until macies will remain open. Gallatin and Trenton, 2012. Peggy Simmons has been the store man- Shopko also plans to are El Dorado Springs, ager since 2005. continue to grow its opDoniphan, and Palmyra. • The Shopko building also housed P.M. Place tical business by openThe company is seek- Discount Store from 1989 until 2000, when the ing additional freestanding to facilitate the re- Place’s chain was purchased by Pamida. At that ing optical locations structuring as a result of time, Pamida was a wholly owned subsidiary of during 2019. excess debt and ongoing ShopKo Stores Inc. Founded in 1962 and competitive pressures. headquartered in Green During the restructurBay, Wisconsin, Shoping process, Shopko will continue to operate and ko Stores Operating Co., LLC is a $3 billion reserve its customers, vendors, partners and employ- tailer that operates more than 360 stores in 26 ees. states throughout the Central, Western and PacifShopko has obtained up to $480M debtor-in-pos- ic Northwest regions. Retail formats include 126 session (DIP) financing from certain of its prepe- Shopko stores, providing quality name-brand mertition secured lenders, led by Wells Fargo, N.A. as chandise, great values, pharmacy and optical seradministrative agent, to help fund and protect its vices in small to mid-sized cities; 5 Shopko Express operations during the Chapter 11 process. This in- Rx stores, a convenient neighborhood drugstore cremental liquidity will ensure that suppliers and concept; 6 Shopko Pharmacy locations; 4 Shopother business partners and vendors will be paid ko Optical locations and 234 Shopko Hometown in a timely manner for authorized goods and ser- stores, a smaller concept store developed to meet vices provided during the Chapter 11 process, in the needs of smaller communities. For more inforaccordance with customary terms. mation, visit “This decision is a difficult, but necessary one,” Additional information is available on Shopko’s said Russ Steinhorst, Chief Executive Officer. “In restructuring website at a challenging retail environment, we have had to or by clicking on the restructuring link on www. make some very tough choices, but we are confi- dent that by operating a smaller and more focused

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High Art and Inspiration in . . . Paducah? by Troy Lesan During the years that I’ve written articles, it’s never ceased to amaze me how stories just seem to fall in my lap. More times than I can count, I’m wondering what I’m going to write about when, all of a sudden, a story or two will simply fall out of the sky. Take this one for example. Shirley and I are spending the month in Florida, and I really wasn’t planning on doing much. What I wasn’t counting on was our stop in Paducah, KY. Yes, you heard me right. Paducah! We always go through Paducah on our way to Florida. On our returns, we often stay there, as opposed to Nashville, which makes for a shorter final day of travel. We have, therefore, often seen the billboard on the highway advertising the National Quilt Museum at Paducah, yet have never stopped there. This time we did and wow! The place was very impressive. Regular readers of the Lake Viking News may tire of me writing quilt stories, but since my wife has spent so much time with the Lake Viking Quilting group – making and giving away quilts during the past 15 or so years – the interest can be explained. And after visiting the quilt museum in Paducah, I can say that we have completed our pilgrimage to Quilters Mecca . . . we have seen the Quilting Promised Land. Actually, the museum in Paducah confirms the fact that even quilters are part of the new age of technology and digitalization. The quilts that are winning the national blue ribbons, these days, are quite different from the ones grandma used to make. I can still vividly remember my great grandmother’s quilt with its big square currentvelvet week folder before and flannel altering this ad. patches, large stitches and hanging threads – or for that matter the

traditional patchwork products put out by the Lake Viking Quilters. Today’s quilts are ultra-sophisticated works of art that sometimes look more like paintings by Peter Max. In fact, as the accompanying pictures will show, observers are sometimes hard pressed to find evidence of stitching. One of the quilts on display at the museum, with an intricate lace border, reportedly had two million tiny stitches. On the other hand, a couple other quilts, one a solid grey and the other a solid pink were, upon closer inspection, spectacular displays of intricate and complex stitching. The Paducah attraction refers to itself as the National Quilt Museum, but it could actually be called an International Quilt Museum. That’s because at present there is a very large display of quilt offerings from Japan as well quilts in the permanent display that are made by ladies from some other countries. The museum has a permanent inventory of over 600 beautiful quilts with 60 featured on display as well as the Japan Exhibition and a display of quilts made in honor of famous women. I would recommend The National Quilt Museum as a must see for anyone passing through Paducah, KY. It is an impressive display of artistic excellence.

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Lake Viking Church is always open on Sunday When the weather is bad out, as it has been recently, it’s not unusual for area churches to cancel services. But Pastor Robert Nelson has never closed the Lake Viking Church on Sunday for the 12 years he’s been a pastor there. “We’ve never closed, never missed,” he says. “If I go on vacation, there’s always somebody here to fill in.” Sometimes the church, located on the east entrance to the lake, can seem a little vacant; one time only 10 or 15 people dared to venture out. “That was the lowest number we’ve ever had,” Rev. Nelson says. “Last Sunday (Jan. 13), after Saturday’s snow storm, only about 31 were able to make it to church.” The congregation normally averages about 110-115 people. The smaller service has its advantages. “We stayed in the dining area and had a very relaxed, intimate service,” he says. “We had an open-ended discussion on the scripture lesson and people were asking questions and making comments. We were able to go in-depth during the study because of the interaction. With a large service, we couldn’t do it like that. It was really nice and everyone really enjoyed it.” Sometimes Lake Viking Church will cancel the Wednesday evening services because of bad weather, when it is too dark and dangerous to drive, especially for older members of the congregation. Of course, Reverend Nelson doesn’t want anyone to get out on the roads during bad weather who isn’t comfortable with it. “Use your own judgment and stay safe,” he says. He lives about 8.5 miles away from the church on the other side of the lake on Highway KK. He has a four-wheel drive vehicle and comes through the “backside” of the lake to the church. It’s another six or seven miles to Galla-

Pastor Robert Nelson auctioneering at the annual Youth Spaghetti Dinner and Auction. The 2019 event is coming up on February 10.

tin. Pastor Nelson says it’s important for people to always have a place to go to worship on Sunday; you never know who may show up or why. “We had one Sunday, a terrible Sunday, years ago, when everybody else was closed, and a gentleman came to the church. He was having some family problems. I can’t reveal his personal story, but if we had not been opened … Well, he started coming to church because of that; even though it was bad out, we were open and we were here.”

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John Miller has an interesting question about the newest resident of the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) Shepherd of the Hills Hatchery Conservation Center: Is a two-headed snake referred to as “it” or “they?” It’s one of many questions visitors will have about the young western ratsnake that has been put on display in the auditorium of the hatchery’s conservation center. Shepherd of the Hills Hatchery is known for producing trout but in terms of public interest, the thousands of rainbows housed at the hatchery may have to take a temporary backseat to one very unique-looking reptile. “This is extremely rare,” said Miller, MDC’s Interpretive Center Manager at the Hatchery. “In my 30 years of working with snakes, this is the first time I personally have seen one come from the wild.” A curious teenager, Terry Lowery, found the snake last October under the deck of his family’s home in Hurley in Stone County. After taking a photo and doing some online research, the Lowerys learned that the unique-looking snake was a non-venomous western ratsnake. The Lowerys contacted the Dickerson Park Zoo in Springfield and zoo staff contacted Miller at the Hatchery. The Lowery family requested, if possible, that the snake be displayed to the public. Before putting the snake on public display, MDC staff wanted to observe the snake for a period of time to assess its health. Since coming to the hatchery, the snake has shed twice, both heads are eating and all external functions appear to be fine. “Aside from its two heads, it is essentially one snake,” Miller said. “From the esophagus down,

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it has all the organs a normal snake would have. My biggest concern was if each esophagus was connected to the same digestive system. I was relieved when, after having each head swallow a tiny mouse, two lumps appeared in the stomach. “Because each head shares a common body, it will be one gender,” Miller said. “My next observation will be to determine if it’s a male or female.” Western ratsnakes – also known as black ratsnakes – are common throughout Missouri. Since this one is still in its juvenile stage, the snake has a spotted pattern. As it matures, it will become the coloration that most people associate with this familiar snake – a bluish-black back with a white underbelly. Polycephaly – the condition of having more than one head – is extremely rare throughout the animal kingdom, but occurs more frequently in snakes than in other animals. In most documented

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MDC reports final deer harvest for season more than 290,300 Archery turkey harvest ended season with 2,095. Missouri’s 2018-2019 deer-hunting season ended Jan. 15 with the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reporting a preliminary total harvest of 290,339 deer. Top counties for the overall season were Franklin with 5,826 deer harvested, Callaway with 5,545, and Howell with 5,350. Of the 290,339 deer harvested, 136,776 were antlered bucks, 30,116 were button bucks, and 123,447 were does. Hunters harvested 284,477 deer during the 2017-2018 deer hunting season. The most recent record season was in 2012-2013 with a total harvest of 313,254. Deer hunting ended with the close of the archery season. Preliminary data from MDC showed that hunters checked 54,447 deer during the archery season. Top counties for the archery season were Jefferson with 1,262 deer harvested,

St. Louis with 1,083, and Franklin with 1,068. Hunters checked 51,991 deer during the 2017-2018 archery season. Fall archery turkey hunting also ended Jan. 15. Preliminary data from MDC showed 2,095 turkeys harvested. Top counties for the archery turkey season were Callaway with 56 birds harvested, Franklin with 44, and Monroe with 38. For the previous year, hunters harvested 2,426 turkeys during the fall archery season. Get more deer and turkey harvest data for the current season at Z3g. Get deer harvest data for past seasons at Get turkey harvest data for past seasons at Conservation makes Missouri a great place to hunt deer and turkey. For more information, go online to hunt- MDC reported eight firearms-related hunting incidents during the 2018 fall deer and turkey hunting seasons. Three were fatalities with two occurring incidental to hunting while at hunting camps and one was a self-inflicted incident in the field. Of the five nonfatal incidents, four were self-inflicted and the fifth occurred when the shooter shot a victim while swinging on game.


Slight decrease in Missouri fatalities in 2018 For the third year in a row, more than 900 people were killed in Missouri traffic crashes. Preliminary numbers indicate 918 lives were lost in 2018, down slightly from 932 fatalities in 2017. Speed, distraction, impairment and fatigue continue to be top causes of fatal crashes. In particular, the number of cell phone related crashes has become increasingly prevalent in the state. “Cellphone related crashes are up 35 percent since 2014,” said Jon Nelson, MoDOT assistant to the state highway safety and traffic engineer. “It’s one of the fastest growing causes of fatal crashes in Missouri, and like most other contributing factors, it’s completely preventable.” Drivers carry a huge responsibility when driving a vehicle. Nearly all fatal crashes are preventable if drivers would heed warnings of speed limits, traffic signs and laws. Likewise, everyone can help improve safety by taking two simple actions: always buckle up and put down the phone when driving. While a recent survey indicates more Missourians are buckling up than ever before, the impacts of not wearing a seat belt and using the phone are hard to ignore. Pickup truck drivers are especially overrepresented as they have the lowest seat belt usage rate in the state. “Eighty-seven percent of Missourians are buckling up. However, the few who aren’t account for more than 60 percent of our traffic fatalities,” said Nelson. “When it comes to cell phones, nobody wants to be on the road with a driver constantly using their phone, but so many people find it acceptable to do themselves. We can do better.” In 2019, commit to two simple actions. Take the Buckle Up Phone Down Challenge at and do your part to create a safer Missouri.

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Joe Caraway, 85, saysthe all of ofstohis his Joe lifeCaraway, he hasHuffman heard 85, says all his life he has heard the story about Joe Caraway, 85, says all of his ry about how his grandfather life he has heard the story about how his grandfather George Carlife he has heard the story about George Caraway was shot by how his grandfather George Caraway was shot by burglars and how his grandfather George Carburglars and nearly died. away was shot by burglars and nearly died. away was shot all by burglars “I’ve heard about it and and nearly died. “I’ve heard all about it“But and nearly died. read all about “I’ve heardit,” all he about and read all heard aboutmy it,” he says. says. “But “I’ve all grandchildren about it “But and I’m not sure read all about it,” he I’m not not sure my my grandchildren read all about it,” he says. “But I’m sure grandchildren have.” have.” I’m not sure my grandchildren have.” In order to make sure this In order order to to make make sure sure this this hishishave.” In historical event gets passed from torical event gets passed from In order to make sure this historical event gets passed one generation to the next,from Joe one generation generation to the the next, next,from Joe torical event gets passed one to Joe has been making full-size copies has been making full-size copies one generation to the next, Joe has been making full-size copies of newspaper article of the the newspaper article to to give give has been making full-size copies of the newspaper article to give to his grandchildren so they can to his grandchildren so they can of the newspaper article to give to hisabout grandchildren so they can read it for themselves. read about it for themselves. to his grandchildren so they can read about it for themselves. The story in The story appeared in the the read about it forappeared themselves. The story appeared in the Gallatin Democrat on April 1,1, Gallatin Democrat on April The story appeared in the Gallatin Democrat on April 1, 1909, under the title “Despera1909, under the title “DesperaGallatin Democrat on April 1, 1909, under the title “Desperados Shoot an Official.” dos Shoot an Official.” 1909, under the title “Desperados Shoot an Official.” remember my “I remember mygrandfather grandfather dos“I Shoot an Official.” “I remember my grandfather George from when wasaaalittle little “I remember my George from when was George from when IIIgrandfather was little boy and he was quite elderly,” George from when I was a little boy and he was quite elderly,” boy and he was quite elderly,” Mr. and Caraway says. “Heelderly,” served boy he was quite Mr. Caraway says. “He served Mr. Caraway says. “He served one term as city marshal. don’t Mr. Caraway says. “He served one term as city marshal. I one term as city marshal. IIdon’t don’t know of anyone anyone else in in the the famone term as city marshal. I don’t know of else famknow of anyone else in the family that served as lawmen. Most know of anyone else in the family served as ily that that served as lawmen. lawmen. Most Most have been farmers.” ily that served as lawmen. Most have been farmers.” have been farmers.” have been farmers.” Robbers used used nitroglycerin Robbers usednitroglycerin nitroglycerin Robbers Lest the thestory story ofthethe the “NiRobbers used nitroglycerin Lest ofof “Nitro Lest the story “Nitro Chism Gang” robbery fade Lest the story of the “NiChism Gang” robbery fade comtro Chism Gang” robbery fade completely from the collective tro Chism robbery fade pletely fromGang” the collective memcompletely from the collective memory, here’s a recap of what completely from the collective memory, a recap of what ory, here’shere’s a recap of what haphappenedhere’s … memory, a recap of what happened … pened … The Trenton Trenton newspaper rerehappened … The The Trenton newspaper reported that the town of Spickard The Trenton newspaper reported that that the the town town of of Spickard Spickard ported was sound sound asleep that Sunday ported that the townthat of Spickard was asleep Sunday was sound asleep that Sunday morning when three robbers was sound asleep that Sunday morning when when three three robbers robbers morning blew open openwhen the safe safe in the the Farmmorning three robbers blew the in Farmblew open the safe in the Farmers’ store with nitroglycerin. A blew open the safe in the Farmers’ store store with with nitroglycerin. nitroglycerin. A A ers’ half store hour later later they blew aa safe safe ers’ with they nitroglycerin. A half hour blew half hour later theyjewelry blew aastore, safe in the the J.L. Moore half hour later they blew safe in J.L. Moore jewelry store, in the J.L. Moore jewelry store, located in the the lobbyjewelry of the the post post ofin the J.L. Moore store, located in lobby of oflocated inthe thelobby lobby of post fice building. building. Their total loot was located in of thethe post office Their total loot was office building. Their loot about $500. Their fice building. totaltotal loot was about $500. wasSome about $500. later Some minutes later they they took took about $500. minutes a handcar from the shed at the Some minutes later they took a handcar from the shed at the Rock Island station and started started aRock handcar from the at the the shed Island station and toward Trenton. A and milestarted north Rock Island station station toward Trenton. A mile north of this city they were met by oftoward Trenton. A mile north toward Trenton. A mile north of this city they were met by officers, but they the burglars burglars saw the of this were by ofof this city city they were met met by the officers, but the saw policemen firstburglars and dodged dodged them ficers, but saw the ficers, but the the burglars sawthem the policemen first and in the the darkness, darkness, running their policemen first dodged policemen first and andrunning dodged them them in their handcar into the the ditch. ditch. in the running their in the darkness, darkness, running their handcar into handcar into the ditch. handcar into the ditch.

McCue, about three miles south for Walter Jesse Chism. The Cue, about about three miles south of until until Roy and disclosed the gang’s gang’s Cue, three miles south of Roy disclosed the of Jamesport, as they were cuttwo brothers had been arrested Jamesport, as they were cutting true identity. He led the posses Cue, about three miles south of until Roy disclosed the gang’s Jamesport, as they were cutting true identity. He led the posses across field closely pursued by true to where where he hadearlier leftthe some loot Jamesport, as they cutting identity. He led posses ting across a closely field were closely pursome two he years for robacross aa field pursued by to had left some loot the posse. posse. Someone in the crowd and equipment. across a field closely pursued by to where he had IL, leftPost some loot sued by the posse. Someone bing the Peoria, Office. the Someone in the crowd and equipment. called out “there comes the sher- and The prisoners were taken the posse. Someone inout the crowd equipment. in the crowd called “there Both men skipped out before the called out “there comes the sherThe prisoners were taken iff ” and Sheriff Blair got a much back to Jamesport, where they called out “there comes the sherThe prisoners were taken comes the sheriff” and Shercase came to trial. The authoriiff ” and Sheriff Blair got a much back to Jamesport, where they warmer welcome than he antici- back werehad identified by trying witnesses to iff ” and gothe a much to Jamesport, wheretothey iff BlairSheriff got aBlair much warmer ties since been capwarmer welcome than anticiwere identified by witnesses to pated from the desperate men. A the shooting. They were later warmer welcome than he anticiwere identified by witnesses to welcome than he anticipated ture them. pated from the desperate men. A the shooting. They were later bulletthe whistled through the top brought to Gallatin and lodged in pated from the desperate men. A the shooting. They were later from desperate men.the A bulThe older brother, Walter, bullet whistled through top brought to Gallatin and lodged in of his buggy, another under the the county jail. bullet whistled through the top brought to Gallatin and lodged in let whistled topthe of the saidcounty he could of his buggy, through another the under jail. not understand seat, and several several others came The wounded prisoner’s injuof hisbuggy, buggy, another undercame the county jail. seat, and others The wounded prisoner’s his another under the the why the boys turned outinjuas unpleasantly close. He soon got ries were dressed by Dr. Doolin, seat, and several others came The wounded prisoner’s injuunpleasantly close. others He soon got ries by Dr.had Doolin, seat, and several came theywere had. dressed Their father sevhis Winchester Winchester intoHe action, howcounty physician. The prisoner, unpleasantly close. soonhowgot ries were dressed by Dr.prisoner, Doolin, his into action, physician. unpleasantly close. He soon got county eral hundred acresThe of land, and ever, seriously into wounding one of county Earl Chism, Chism, was shot shot in the left left his Winchester action,one howphysician. The in prisoner, ever, seriously wounding of Earl was the his Winchester into action, how- was so well fixed financially that the fugitives. shoulder, the ball ranging down ever, seriously wounding one of Earl Chism, was shot in the left the fugitives. shoulder, the ball ranging down ever, seriously wounding of shoulder, had theythe remained homedown and The posse closed closed in in one on all all his back back along the spinal colthe fugitives. ballthe ranging The posse on his along spinal colthe fugitives. worked, they could have been sides, and seeing further resisumn. His condition was critical. The posse closed in on all his back along the spinal colsides, and seeing further resisumn. His condition was critical. Theand posse closed in surrenon all umn. well off. tance was useless, they He was was paralyzed from the waist sides, seeing further resisHisparalyzed conditionfrom wasthe critical. tance was useless, they surrenHe waist sides, and seeing further resisThe two prisoners claimed dered. down, spit blood continually, and tance was useless, they surrenHe was paralyzed from the waist dered.was useless, they surren- down, spit blood continually, and tance the younger brother, the Kid The third member of the gang it was not believed could recover. dered. down, spit blood continually, and The third member of the gang it was not believed could recover. dered. (Harvey), remained at recover. the tool separated from his pals and The two captives had a quanThe third member of the gang it was not believed could separated from his pals and The two captives had a quanThegood third member the house Spickard othmade his escape. escape. tityThe of at nitroglycerine, dynamite separated his palsof and two captiveswhile haddynamite athe quanmade good from his tity of nitroglycerine, gang separated from his pals tity er two went upwatches, town and robbed According to the Trenton caps, fuse, jewelry, made good his escape. of nitroglycerine, dynamite According to the Trenton caps, fuse, watches, jewelry, and made good the stores. newspaper, he his wasescape. believed to caps, some money, sack full fulljewelry, of steel steel According to the Trenton fuse, watches, newspaper, he was believed to some money, aa sack of be hiding in the neighborhood bullet cartridges and two latest newspaper, he was believed to According to the Trenton Deputy Sheriff F.M. Parker some money, a sack full of steel be hiding in the neighborhood bullet cartridges and two latest of Hickory Hickory Station, halfway beimproved automatic Colt 38 calibe hiding inStation, neighborhood cartridges andColt two latest newspaper, hethewas believed beto bullet received word from Bloomingof halfway improved automatic 38 calitween Trenton and Jamesport. ber pistols in their possession. of Hickory Station, halfway beimproved automatic Colt 38 calibe hiding in the neighborhood ton, IL, that Harvey Chism was tween Trenton and Jamesport. ber pistols in their possession. According to the the BloomingThey admitted having robbed robbed tween Trenton and Jamesport. pistols in their possession. of Hickory Station, halfway be- ber arrested in Bloomington. The According to BloomingThey admitted having ton, IL., newspaper, The ParaParaseveral stores at Spickard early According toand theJamesport. BloomingThey admitted having robbed tween Trenton charge against him was not seriton, IL., The Save tonewspaper, current week folder before altering this ad. several stores at Spickard early Save to current week folder before altering this ad. graph, the crowd atweek the nearby Monday morning. They gave ton, IL., newspaper, The Paraseveral stores at Spickard early According to the Bloomingous enough to warrant his being graph, crowd at the nearby Monday morning. They gave Save tothe current folder before altering this ad. farmhouse of Maurice Maurice Wood Monday their names names as Earl and Roy graph, thenewspaper, crowd at the morning. They gave ton, IL., Thenearby Parabrought back forEarl trial. Accordfarmhouse of Wood their as and Roy threatened to hang Roy Chism farmhouse of Maurice Wood their names as Earl and Roy (continued on page 16) graph, the crowd at the nearing to the History of Northwest threatened to hang Roy Chism (continued on page 16) threatened to hang Roy Chism (continued on was pageonly 16) by farmhouse of Maurice Wood Missouri, Harvey, who threatened to hang Roy Chism a boy, faced a jury on the charge until Roy disclosed the gang’s of burglary, but was acquitted. true identity. He led the posses to where he had left some loot Marshal Caraway’s condiand equipment. tion continued to improve. The The prisoners were taken bullet passed through his body back to Jamesport, where they without striking a vital spot, were identified by witnesses to having passed between the lung the shooting. They were later and liver. Being a steel bullet, brought to Gallatin and lodged fired at close range, it made but in the county jail. a small hole. The wounded prisoner’s injuEarl Chism died at 5:30 p.m. ries were dressed by Dr. Doolin, on April 1, 1909. The body was county physician. The prisoner, prepared for shipment to BloomEarl Chism, was shot in the left ington, IL. shoulder, the ball ranging down his back along the spinal colThis story appeared in the umn. His condition was critical. Bloomington newspaper: He was paralyzed from the waist April 3, 1909: Earl Chism’s down, spit blood continually, and funeral will be today in a counit was not believed could recover. try church in White Oak TownThe two captives had a quan- ship. He’ll be buried in East tity of nitroglycerine, dynamite White Oak Cemetery. Chism caps, fuse, watches, jewelry, was shot and fatally wounded by some money, a sack full of steel Missouri lawmen after a crime bullet cartridges and two latest spree with his brothers. improved automatic Colt 38 caliRoy was sentenced to five ber pistols in their possession. years in prison in Leavenworth, They admitted having robbed KS, and interest in Harvey several stores at Spickard ear- seemed to vanish. ly Monday morning. They gave their names as Earl and Roy According to a story in the Chism of Bloomington, IL. The Gallatin North Missourian from burglar who escaped and to Feb. 15, 1940, George Caraway whom they referred to as the died at the age of 76 in a hospi“Kid” was a younger brother tal in Tulsa, OK, where he was named Harvey. taken some 10 days previous They also stated that their from the home of his sons Sydfather was serving a 17-year ney and Kenneth in Coffeyville, sentence in the Illinois peni- KS, whom he had been visiting. tentiary for the murder of their He had been in failing health for step-mother. several months, having suffered “Earl Chism was the one a a stroke. That’s right, there’s there’s no need need to to look look any anywas further. You’ve witness identified as shooting George bornYou’ve May 11, That’s right, no further. That’s right, there’s no need to look any further. You’ve found us! When we say we measure up, we mean it!Blake, my grandfather,” sayswe Joe. “He 1863, on up, a farm found us! When say we measure we north mean of it! us!old When webrother say we measure up, we mean it! Kipwasfound 22 years and his the son of Joseph and Mary was Our 26.” quality per prices Caraway. whole life was Our quality is is unsurpassed, unsurpassed, our our prices areHis competitive, are competitive, Our quality is unsurpassed, our prices are competitive, Two of theattention bandit’s brothers, spent in time, Daviess County. On we pay to every detail -on as quoted. we pay attention to every detail -- on time, as quoted. Walter P. and Jesse, came fromdetail Nov.-- 28, 1893, as hequoted. married Rowe pay attention to every on time, Bloomington to see them. Walwenaquality Murray. They just had five So, the the next next time you need need high high printing, So, time you quality printing, just ter was a lawyer and Jesse was a children. A daughter died in inSo, next time you need high qualitymeasures printing, just askthe yourself “What printing company up?” ask yourself “What printing up?” railroad fireman. Both were said company fancy. He measures was survived by four ask yourself “What measures up?” Now you know theprinting Now you know the answer. to be good, prosperous citizens sons, Levi of Chillicothe, Frank Now you know the answer. of McLane County, IL. of Gallatin, Sidney and Kenneth ® ® They said their younger of Coffeyville. ® brothers had not been home for www. .com www. .com two years, and they were unFrank is Joe Caraway’s fawww. .com GALLATIN PUBLISHING COMPANY aware of their whereabouts un- ther. 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Joe Caraway Caraway can can tell tell you you several several Caraway-family Caraway-family stories stories that that are are Joe worth remembering. Like how Frank and Joe Caraway sold Delco light Joe Caraway can tell you several Caraway-family stories that are worth remembering. Like how Frank and Joe Caraway sold Delco light plantsremembering. before Rural Rural Electric Electric was evenand around. They wired wired several grain worth Like how Frank Joe Caraway sold Delco grain light plants before was even around. They several elevators, Reeds Seeds, K.C. Froman’s, Bob Dixon’s, and an elevator plants before Rural Electric was even around. They wired several grain elevators, Reeds Seeds, K.C. Froman’s, Bob Dixon’s, and an elevator in Polo. Polo. Or Or the story story of how how Syd Caraway ofDixon’s, Coffeyville, KS, was the the elevators, Reeds Seeds, K.C.Syd Froman’s, Bob andKS, an elevator in the of Caraway of Coffeyville, was oldest man to have have pilot’s license in the the state. state. The Kansas Kansas City Star in Or the storyaaofpilot’s how license Syd Caraway of Coffeyville, KS, City was Star the oldest to in The did aa story story about it,abut but Joelicense hasn’t been been able toThe findKansas the article article online oldest man to haveit, pilot’s in the able Cityonline Star did about Joe hasn’t find the or in any history books. Fortunately, the story about his grandfather did a story about it, but Joe hasn’t been able to find the article online or in any history books. Fortunately, the story about his grandfather George Caraway getting Fortunately, shot during during aa burglary at Spickard Spickard was in in all all or in anyCaraway history books. the story about his grandfather George getting shot burglary at was the papers and there is plenty of archived information. George Caraway getting shot during a burglary at Spickard was in all the papers and there is plenty of archived information. the papers and there is plenty of archived information. shal went to arrest him. They was mortally wounded.” each took hold of him and startGeorge and his wife Roweeach took hold hold of him him and and started started na wounded.” ed toward town. had four sons, Levi, Sydney, each took of wounded.” toward town. George and his wife wife Rowena Rowena each took hold of him and started wounded.” They had not gone far when Kenneth Frank. toward town. Georgeand and his They had not not gone far when had had four sons, Levi, Sydney, Kentoward George and his wife Rowena theThey twotown. other mengone camefar around Itfour wassons, several minutes behad when Levi, Sydney, Kenthe two other men came around neth and Frank. They had not gone far when had four sons, Levi, Sydney, Kensome box cars. The two had been fore an organized posse, with the two other men came around neth and Frank. some box cars. Thecame two had been neth Itformer wasFrank. several minutes before the two other men around and uptown atcars. Arnold’s store buying theIt sheriffminutes Hutchison at some box The two had been was several before uptown at Arnold’s store buying an organized posse, with the some box cars. The two had been It was several minutes before provisions. went in pursuit of the uptown at Arnold’s store buying its an head, organized posse, with the provisions. former Sheriff posse, Hutchison atthe its uptown at the Arnold’s store his buying organized withat One of two drew gun an men. provisions. former Sheriff Hutchison its One of at theMarshal two drew drew his gun gun former head, went in pursuit pursuit of the theatmen. men. provisions. Sheriff Hutchison its of the two his andOne fired Caraway, Guns ofin every description head, went of and fired at Marshal Marshal Caraway, Guns of every of description One of him the two drew his gun went in pursuit the men. and fired at Caraway, Guns of every shooting in the back. The head, were brought into description requisition shooting him in the the back. back. The were were brought into description requisition and fired him at Marshal Caraway, Gunsbrought of every shooting in The into requisition bullet struck him about two from stores and homes and ambullet struck struck him about two were from stores stores andinto homes and amamshooting him inhim the about back. The brought requisition bullet two from and homes and inches to the right of the spine. munition was in abundance munition was in abundance abundance from bullet struck him about two from stores and homes and from ammunition was in from the three hardware the three three hardware storesstores in the munition was in abundance from the hardware stores in the in the town. town. the three hardware stores in the town. An account account of of the the Nitro Nitro Chism Chism Gang Gang “They had An “They had had phone phone lines lines back back town. “They phone lines back An accountthe of informational the Nitro Chism Gang then and the phones were buzzis among then and the phones were buzz“They had phone lines back is among the informational then and the phones were buzzing,” says Joe. “They were callisdisplays among you’ll the informational ing,”and saysthe Joe. “Theywere werebuzzcallthen phones find when when you you visit visit ing,” says Joe. “They were calldisplays you’ll find ing all the farmers on the teleing all the farmers on the teleing,” says Joe. “They were calldisplays when Cage you visit ing all the farmers on the teleGallatin’syou’ll 1889find Squirrel Jail, phone line south phone linefarmers south of ofonJamesport Jamesport ing all the the teleGallatin’s 1889 Squirrel Cage Jail, phone line south of Jamesport Gallatin’s 1889 Squirrel Cage Jail, and warning them to be and warning them toJamesport be on on the the phone line south of which serves as a local visitors’ center. and warning them to be on the which serves as a local visitors’ center. lookout. Theythem were guarding the lookout. were guarding the and warning to be on the which serves as a local visitors’ center. lookout. They were guarding the Look for for the the panel panel describing describing local local crimes crimes crossroads and the railways.” crossroads and the guarding railways.”the lookout. They were Look crossroads and the railways.” Look for the panel describing crossroads andtrail the railways.” and what what kind of people people werelocal jailedcrimes here. Posse on the Posse on on the the trail and kind of were jailed here. Posse trail and what kind of people were jailed here. The posse had Theon posse hadno notrouble trouble getgetPosse the trail The posse had no trouble getting on the trail of the fugitives, ting on the trail of the fugitives, The posse had no trouble getting on the trail of the fugitives, but found hotone. one. but they found aahot ting on the trailititof the fugitives, Shooting Marshal Marshal Caraway Caraway inches to to the the right right of of the the spine. spine. but they found it a hot one. Shooting inches “Every timeit they they got close to to time got close but“Every they found a hotgot one.close Shooting Marshal Caraway According to the Gallatin Shooting Marshal Caraway “Every time they to It went went straight through his body. to the right of the spine. According to the Gallatin inches It went straight through his them, It straight through his body. them, they’d hunker down on the “Every time they got close to they’d hunker down on toMonday the Gallatin Gallatin Democrat, onto Monday morn- It went Accordingon the “The bullet through lodged his in body. some them, they’d hunker down on the straight Democrat, mornbody. “The bullet lodged in some ground withwith theirtheir Colt automatthem, they’d hunker down on the the ground Colt auing, March March on 29, about about 11:30 a.m., papers Monday Democrat, mornground with their Colt automatin his upper vest pocket. “The bullet lodged in some ing, 29, 11:30 a.m., “Theinbullet lodged some ground papers his upper vestinpocket. ics and andwith shoot back,” says Joe. Colt automattomatics andtheir shoot back,” says the local westbound Rock Island ing, March 29, 11:30 ing, 29, about 11:30 a.m., ics shoot back,” says Joe. All those papers fell out when papers in his upper vest pocket. the local westbound Rock Island papers All those papers outpocket. when ics in his upperfell vest “Bullets were back,” whizzing around and shoot Joe. “Bullets were says whizzing freight pulled into Rock Jamesport. the local pulled westbound Island All “Bullets were whizzing around the they got him him home and took off Joe. those papers felland outtook when freight into Jamesport. they got home off All those papers fell out when the posse.” posse.” “Bullets were whizzing around around the posse.” The conductor was advised by freight pulled into Jamesport. the freight pulled into his coat,” coat,” says Mr. Caraway. got himsays homeMr. andCaraway. took off The conductor was Jamesport. advised by they his they got him home and took theIt It was during during one one of of these these exexposse.” was one these his brakeman brakeman that advised three men men The conductor by It was during of ex“Then he was was shot at again again but but coat,” says Caraway. The conductor was was advised by his his that three “Then he shot changes that Ed Harris, a blackIt was during one of these exoff his coat,” says Mr. Caraway. had climbed on the train as it his brakeman that three men changes that Ed Harris, a blackchanges that Ed Harris, blackthey missed. missed. That atbullet bullet went he was shot againwent but his menit “Then had brakeman climbed onthat the three train as they That smith who who had come out out from thathad Ed Harris, a black“Then hehis was shot at again but changes came up the the hill, hill,the easttrain of JamesJameshad climbed on as smith come from come out from through coat under hiswent arm. missed. That bullet had climbed on the train as it it they came up east of through his coat under his arm. Lock Springs with a posse to assmith who had come out from they missed. That bullet went port, and were in a box car. came up the hill, east JamesLock Springs Springs with a posse to asMy grandfather grandfather was unarmed.” his coatwas under his arm. Lock came up the hill, east of James- through port, and were in a boxof car. My unarmed.” sist in in the capture, got aa to bullet Lock Springs with a posse asthrough his coat under his arm. The train crew had already port, and were in a box car. got bullet Joe says his grandfather ususist in the capture, got a bullet grandfather unarmed.” port, andtrain werecrew in a box The hadcar. already My Joe says his was grandfather usu- sist holein inthe his coat. capture, got a bullet grandfather was unarmed.” been notified that had several bur- My The train already hole in his ally carried a weapon, weapon, butusujust hole Joe says his grandfather in his coat. coat. been that several burThenotified train crew crew had already ally carried a but just Daviess County Sheriff Sheriff Atch Atch holeDaviess in his coat. Joe says his grandfather usuglaries were committed at Spickbeen notified that several burCounty didn’t have aaagun gun on him himbut thatjust day. carried weapon, Daviess County SheriffTownAtch glaries were committed at Spickbeen notified that several bur- ally didn’t have on that day. Blair was over in Jackson Daviess County Sheriff Atch ard the thewere previous night and and to be be didn’t glaries committed at Spickally carried a weapon, but day. just Blair Blair was was over over in in Jackson Jackson Townhave a gun on him that ard previous night to glaries were committed at SpickA desperate desperate escape ship, was south of in Jamesport, servover Jackson TownTownon the the look out. night and to be didn’t ard thelook previous have aescape gun on him that Blair A ship, south of Jamesport, servship, south of Jamesport, servon out. ardThe the previous night and to be A desperate The three threeescape desperados made made ship, ing papers papers forJamesport, the coming comingservterm south for of brakeman went up town on the look out. The desperados ing the term day. Thelook brakeman went up town a dash ing papers for the the coming of term on the out. for liberty. They crawled of court, when he learned the The three desperados made ing papers for coming term to The get the the city marshal, marshal, George brakeman went up town a dash for liberty. They crawled of of court, court, when when he he learned learned of of the the to get city George desperate escape The brakeman went up town under the train and went south of crime and thehechase, chase, and imaA dash for liberty. They crawled court,and when learned of the Caraway, and found him at Kingto get the city marshal, George under the train and went south crime the and imCaraway, and found him at King- under Thethe three made crime and set theout chase, and imthrough the Jamesport park, crime mediately for the the scene. traindesperados and went south and the chase, and imto get the cityfound marshal, don’s Hardware Store. By the through Caraway, and him atGeorge Kingthe Jamesport park, mediately set out for scene. don’s Hardware Store. By the a dash for liberty. They crawled mediately set out for the scene. where they hid their grip and He was armed only with a small through the Jamesport park, set out forwith the ascene. Caraway, and found at where they hid their grip and mediately time they they arrived back at athim the stastadon’s Hardware Store. By the He was armed only small time arrived back the under train He was armed armed with smalla some the plunder andwent made off He revolver but en enonly route secured where they hid and their gripsouth and was only with aa small Kingdon’s Hardware Store. By tion, the men had gotten off the time they arrived back at the stasome plunder and made off revolver but route secured a tion, the men had gotten off the some the Jamesport revolver but rifle en route route secured acrossplunder country. Winchester fromsecured Mr. EdEdand madepark, off revolver but en aa the time they arrived back at through train. The brakeman pointed out tion, the men had gotten off the across country. Winchester rifle from aa Mr. train. The brakeman pointed out “Mycountry. grandfather started back where they hid their grip back and Winchester Winchester rifle from from aa Mr. Mr. EdEdwards. rifle the station, the standing men hadongotman withbrakeman grip the across train. The pointed “My grandfather started wards. aa man with aa grip standing onout the to town and gave out,” says Joe. “My grandfather started back wards. some plunder and made off wards. ten off the train. The brakeman platform asaone one of them. on the aplatform man with gripof standing to town and gave out,” says Joe. Shootout at McCue Home as them. Shootout McCue Home “They didn’t thinkout,” he would would make towndidn’t and gave saysmake Joe. across country. Sheriff at Blair came upon the The brakeman brakeman and thea marmarpointed out a man with grip to platform as one of them. “They think he Sheriffat Blair cameHome upon the the fufuShootout McCue The and the Sheriff Blair came upon it; they thought he was mortally “They didn’t think he would make “My grandfather started fugitives near the home of shal went to arrest him. They The brakeman and the marstanding on the platform as one it; they thought he was mortally gitives near the home of Jeff McSheriff Blair came upon theJeff fushal went to arrest him. They it; they thought he was mortally Serving All of Your Printing Needs! gitives near the home of Jeff Mcshal went to arrest him. They back to town and gave out,” gitives near the of them. AllGallatin of Your Needs! home of Jeff Reprinted from theMcJanuary 16, 2019,Serving edition of the NorthPrinting Missourian. 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