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Lake Viking Marine has outgrown its building; work begins on a new facility The Marine Sales Group Inc. announced on March 31, 2017, that it had acquired Lake Viking Marine Inc. Randy Tague continues to operate Lake Viking Marine as a member of the Marine Sales Group. The process of demolishing the old building began Nov. 19 and was done by Red Rock Demolition out of Hamilton. It was expected to take three or four days to tear down the old metal building. King City Builders will begin construction of a new 90’ by 120’ building on the same spot as soon as the old one is out of the way. The building will

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have blue steel siding and large windows with lots of open space and high ceiling and walls. Work should be completed in mid March. “The building was about 50 years old,” Mr. Tague said. “We outgrew it about 10 years ago. For our business to grow, we need the building to grow. We believe it will help us serve Lake Viking better.” Lake Viking Marine specializes in the sale of new Cobalt Boats, Marker One & Manitou Pontoons. The marina includes a full service center to make Lake Viking Marine the only location needed for all its customers’ boating needs. Mr. Tague added that the new building will be more user-friendly for Lake Viking Marine and for the customers. The marina, which has the only onwater full service in Northwest Missouri, will be able to display more boats, with easier access and more products, and also possibly host events in the new building.

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Call to Order Jon Allen called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. in the lower level of the clubhouse. Members in attendance were Troy Lesan, Mike Krehbiel, Flint Hibler and Phil Stockard. Sherry Parkhurst and Mike Booth were unable to attend. Shad Mort led the Pledge of Allegiance and Troy Lesan led in prayer. Approval of Minutes Flint Hibler moved to approve the October 8, 2017 Board of Directors meeting minutes. Mike Krehbiel seconded; motion carried. Volunteer of the Month There was no volunteer of the month. Committee Reports Handbook Committee: Donna Archibald, on behalf of the Handbook Committee, presented rule change recommendations to the board. Page 33 Current Rule STORED BOATS: All boats stored on lots must have a current year sticker or will be subject to a minimum fine of $50. No boat may be stickered that is not seaworthy and in good repair. Any boat not stickered for 2 years will be considered abandoned and may not be stored within the VVA development. Boats must be removed within 30 days of written notice. Failure to do so will result in an Infraction Violation in addition to costs incurred by the Association in removing the boat. Proposed change (separating the two rules) STORED BOATS: All boats stored on lots must have a current year sticker or will be subject to a minimum fine of $50. No boat may be stickered that is not seaworthy and in good repair. ABANDONED BOATS: Any boat not stickered for 2 years will be considered abandoned and may not be stored within the VVA development. Boats must be removed within 30 days of written notice. Failure to do so will result in an Infraction Violation in addition to costs incurred by the Association in removing the boat. Phil Stockard moved to accept this change. Mike Krehbiel seconded; motion carried. Current Rule (approved by the Board of Directors, August 13, 2017) Members who wish to access Lake Viking through the ramp located at the Marina shall do so via access card. Lots with multiple owners may obtain an access card for each owner not to exceed a total of two access cards. Members with multiple lots or lots under company/corporate memberships are allowed a maximum of two access cards. Access cards are available at the Association Office for a $10.00 deposit per card, refundable upon return of the card. Access cards are for the exclusive use of the member and or their guest for the purpose of launching watercraft authorized for Lake Viking use. Guests must have the current year “Guest Pass” on their person at the time of access card use. Sharing of access cards between separate lot owners is prohibited. Any member or guest who allows access to anyone, including other members is subjected to an Infraction Citation with a minimum $500 fine. Lost or stolen access cards must be reported to the Association Office immediately to ensure the [Continued on Page 16]


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Discussion Superintendent Report: Roger informed the board that biweekly raw water sampling for DNR has begun and will be ongoing for the next year. Roger and Gary also attended water operator training in Albany recently. Kyle Parkhurst, President, announced the next meeting would be Dec. 19, 2017, at 6 p.m. at the home of Arlo & Mary Aschbrenner. Gary Teegarden moved to adjourn. Troy Lesan seconded. All members were in favor; motion carried. Respectfully Submitted, Robert Clemens REDUCED

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Navajo Christmas Gifts By Troy Lesan This year, Lake Viking Church is doing something different in the way of Christmas giving. Since November 1, Church members have been bringing in Christmas gifts for children and putting them under a Christmas tree – and the collection is getting very big. In early December, the gifts will be gathered up by Pastor James Yates of Clinton, and he will distribute the gifts to 10 different church-affiliated locations in the Navajo Nation. Pastor Yates first became involved with this Christmas effort 17 years ago when the program had one central distribution area. But that arrangement was ineffective and hard to navigate for the Navajo Indians. Navajo Nation consists of a huge reservation complex in three states, Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah, with a total geographical area which is as large as the state of West Virginia. To expect the Navajo inhabiting such a huge area to drive to one location to pick up the gifts was impractical. Pastor Yates saw that there was a need to travel to the different reservations to distribute the gifts. At present, Pastor Yates personally travels to different collection points to gather up the gifts (his yearly goal is 1,000 gifts); then he travels to 10 different locations, setting up a little store at each where the Indian children can select their gifts. Pastor Yates stipulates that the gifts, consisting mostly of toys and some articles of clothing, not be wrapped, allowing the children to choose from the selection according to their needs. The “toy stores” are always set up at Navajo churches, and Pastor Yates has seen the best possible indication of the positive impact. Over the years, he has watched several of the children who were once recipients of the Christmas gifts, grow into adulthood and become church pastors. I am personally pleased to see Lake Viking Church embrace this program. I have always viewed Native Americans as a “forgotten people.” Pastor Yates agrees. He relates that the suicide rate among Native American teens is 11 times the national average. He also says that of the 300,000 Navajo living on the reservations, only 29% have running water and electricity. Pastor Yates serves in the leadership of Full Gospel Ministries, as does Pastor Robert Nelson, and that’s how the Lake Viking Church has become involved. Pastor Yates is from the Osceola/Clinton area in Missouri, and his wife has the general store across the highway from the famous Osceola Cheese Factory. The Navajo Christmas is a tremendous undertaking and Pastor Yates is to be commended for the many hours of selfless dedication to this cause. Meanwhile, at Lake Viking church, the gifts under the Christmas tree keep on increasing.

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~Reprinted from the Nov. 8, 2017, edition of the Gallatin North Missourian Google Maps is incredible, mapping the entire world with accuracy and putting an increasing amount of data at your fingertips within the grasp of your cell phone. Since its launch 12 years ago, Google Maps has become indispensable to many. This web mapping service offers satellite imagery, street maps, 360° panoramic views of streets, real-time traffic conditions, and route planning for travel by foot, car, bicycle, or public transportation. But for some applications, Google Maps is not good enough. That’s the message Jonathan Ballard of Pictometry delivered to local county and city officials during a digital presentation Nov. 1 at the Daviess County Price Reduced courthouse. Ballard says Pictometry, whose parent company is EagleView of Rochester, N.Y., is the preferred mapping service provider for: Price Reduced • 911 and emergency response • utility service mapping • law enforcement • tax assessment Government entities located in over 1,400 counties across the nation agree. Today this number includes over 35 Missouri counties which have contracted with EagleView for highly accurate mapping services, including Andrew and Buchanan counties in Northwest Missouri. Ballard signed Livingston County Move-In Ready Homestopping in Gallatin; decisions are pendto a service agreement theLake dayView before the space you need! This ing in Caldwell,All Clinton, Ray and Linn counties. 1200 sq ft home is arranged for If the EagleView proposal for Daviess County is accepted, the estimated great lake living. Main floor is an plan with dining & cost exceeding open $53,000 for living, the fi rst three years could be split among particikitchen area combined, plus 2 pating entities. BR As &district for EagleView in four states, Mr. Ballard’s 2 baths.manager Bsmt has full bath, storage 2 non- EagleView’s property data service is a presentation explained whyrmhe& believes conforming bedrooms. A large good fit for Daviess single County. car garage offers extra space.differences An accom- between “oblique imagery” used by EaFirst, Ballardstorage describes panying 12x24 shed makes a gleView (multi-angles) and “ortho imagery” used by Google (straight, one angreat workshop. Sit on the large back patio & enjoy seeing deer gle). & other wildlife. “Oblique imagery makes all the difference in the world,” Ballard says. “You can get the wrong idea looking#1118 at Google’s perspective. In an aerial view for $139,900. instance, you can’t always tell if the rectangle you’re looking at is the top of a building or a parking lot.” EagleView uses five cameras installed in low-flying airplanes to photograph geography — one ortho camera, plus four cameras shooting at angles to provide the oblique perspectives. All five cameras fire frames every three seconds. The trick is applying technologies to merge all the mapping data into somewhat of a 3D format. “EagleView has five patented processes that essentially give the viewer a complete view around whatever is the point of interest,” Ballard said. “Ours is the only oblique mapping service and we’re certified by the United States Geological Survey (USGS).” The higher the resolution, the better the detail. Ballard says that with Google’s mapping, one pixel on the image equals 12 inches on the ground. With EagleView imagery, one pixel is usually equal to nine inches on the ground; for an additional fee, the mapping resolution can be as low as one pixel to four inches on the ground. Quality isn’t by pixel counts alone. Ballard explains that EagleView uses the largest fleet of private airplanes operating in the nation to do its aerial photography. Over 150 Cessna 172 airplanes (and also Piper PA-23 airplanes for higher elevations above the Rocky Mountains and Washington, D.C.) work from various regional airports across the nation. This means EagleView photographs are taken at altitudes of 5,000 feet (sometimes as low as 2,500 feet) compared to 9,000 feet levels common to Google. “Google’s street view does give you the sense of 3D but is limited to whatever can be viewed from the street,” Ballard says. “There are problems, then, in getting accurate measurements and, of course, in seeing behind and around what you can’t readily see.” Ballard also noted that EagleView mapping is performed only during those times when trees are without leaves. Once a service agreement is signed, delivery of the imagery is within 60 days of the date specified. This compares to months it sometimes takes for competitors to deliver, according to Mr. Ballard. One obvious application for accurate digital mapping is for tax assessment. Not only are measurements within six inches of accuracy, but mapping scheduled at regular intervals reduces the expense of field work while improving chances for updating records as property changes occur. And the advantage is not just about taxes. Ballard said that when Hurricane Harvey hit Houston, Texas, there were over 20 EagleView airplanes available to help FEMA, Homeland Security, and other emergency response authorities to assess damages. That makes for better decisions and quicker response to those in need should a tornado or some other disaster occur, even here. “We don’t dispatch our airplanes to every storm,” Ballard said. “For tornadoes, we fly for free after storms rated EF4 or higher. We’ll also come if you request imagery to describe damages from tornadoes of lower ratings, charging you only at our cost.” Likewise, free imagery usually within 24 hours of a natural disaster is offered following earthquakes 6.0 or higher on the Richter scale. However, fresh imagery following fire or flood disasters is currently excluded unless charges Continued on next page


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are applied. Every pixel in EagleView imagery is geo-referenced, thus giving latitude/ longitude accuracy usually requested in law enforcement and emergency response circumstances. Ballard says the Lifeflight helicopter service, for instance, always requests “lat-long” to determine landing locations in remote areas. The EagleView service includes a phone app. The computer software can be layered so that designations and notes can be applied and stored, especially useful when describing utility lines. The data can be uploaded and displayed while merging with various other mapping software or exported for use in locations where internet access is problematic. Security can be applied at various levels, meaning several different local entities can use the serProperty measurements reports from EagleView vice simultaneously feature detailed 3D diagrams. Reports calculate without jeopardizing or roof length, pitch, and additional features on resnegatively impacting idential and commercial properties and include a another’s use. Mr. Balsummary page with waste calculations for remarklard said that the imagably accurate mapping. Pictometry International ery for Daviess CounCorp. was established in 2000 at Rochester, NY. Today the company employs over 350 people. ty could even be made Over the years, EagleView has produced more available to the public. than 350 million images and covered more than Mr. Ballard fielded 90% of the most populated areas in the United questions about the serStates. Altogether, more than 1,440 cities, counvice at the conclusion of ties, and municipalities rely on Pictometry imagery his presentation. The in their local government offices, and EagleView’s aerial property measurement reports and data expense is based on the have assisted countless roofing contractors and innumber of square miles surance companies in their everyday workflows. covered; a per-parcel fee also applies. Ballard suggested how annual costs might be split between five local entities (assessor, sheriff, 911, LEPC/EMA, City of Gallatin) to demonstrate how each expense assignments might coincide with anticipated use. Most of Daviess County could be photographed at the nine-inch per pixel resolution; the four-inch per pixel resolution might be applied to Gallatin, Lake Viking, Jamesport and Pattonsburg. Such decisions have yet to be made which impact the actual costs involved should a service agreement to purchase EagleView mapping be pursued. Attending the presentation were City Administrator Tony Stonecypher and Director of Utilities Mark Morey from the City of Gallatin; Emergency Director David Roll; Assessor Sally Black and Diane McLey; Deputy Sheriff Robert Mazur, and editor Darryl Wilkinson from the North Missourian.

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Jeff Hower took this good picture of a group of esteemed Lake Viking visitors. They can be counted on to stop here each year during migratory flights. Pelicans are one of the largest of North American birds with wingspans as great as nine feet. They are sly, wily birds who have been known to steal food from other birds and even from each other. In their winter habitats, such as Florida, Texas, and Mexico, they can often be seen loitering; perched on buoys, docks, and piers while awaiting such opportunities. Pelicans have had a long time to perfect their skills. The species dates back to pre-historic times – some thirty million years ago.

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‘My Favorite Place to Be’ keeps memory of Kelly Vanatta alive by T.L. Huffman Reprinted from the Nov. 15, 2017, edition of the Gallatin North Missourian Kate Vanatta has written a children’s book called My Favorite Place to Be. The inspiration for her book is Kelly Vanatta, a 1993 Gallatin High School graduate who passed away from non-Hodgkin lymphoma in the summer of 2006 at the age of 31. Kate had been trying to write the book since Kelly passed, but always struggled with how to start. “I knew the ending, so one day, two summers ago, I just decided it needed to be done,” Kate says. “I wrote it backwards, from the last page to the first, and it fell into place that way.” It took her only two days to finish it. Kelly was very close to her family’s heart. He was her husband Clint’s brother, a favorite uncle of her children, and a first grade teacher at Grandview Elementary in Higginsville. Kelly’s was not the first death for the family — Kate’s mother had passed a year before — but Kelly’s passing was the first to cause real trauma. “We were broken-hearted of course when my mother died, but in a child’s mind, old people die,” says Kate. “But Kelly was young, vibrant, and full of life. They had a difficult time understanding why it was happening to him.” The illness wore Kelly down and took a toll on his usually upbeat personality. When he died, there was not much Kate could say or do to console either one of her children. Her daughter was four at the time and her son was 12. “Due to his age, my son could better understand, but my daughter really had a hard time with it. I tried to explain it to her in a manner she would grasp.” When Kate explained it a certain way — describing Kelly’s heart as a person that God spoke to — her daughter just got it. “When I explained that her Uncle Kelly’s heart got tired of beating, she never asked another question. At the time I thought it could be helpful to other kids.” She also saw the book as a testimony to Kelly. “Kids were his life,” Kate says. “He loved teaching and helping kids. The

Kelly Vanatta loved teaching and helping kids.

book is our way to make sure he continues to do that.” Her son is now 24 and her daughter is 16. Their concept of death has changed as they have matured. But they still came away with new insights from the book. “Different people from different walks of life and different ages have read it, and everybody comes out with something,” Kate says. “It’s reassuring to children and to adults, it’s just a reminder.” The book may be purchased online at Amazon and Barnes and Noble, or locally at Elbert’s Department Store in Gallatin. “I never wanted my kids to be afraid of death, or think it was the ultimate end,” Kate says. “Kelly had a strong faith and was active in his community church. The book is a Christian book. It is about a journey and Heaven is the Favorite Place to Be.”


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Crossroads 3 – Food for Thought By: Phil Stockard Last month’s article presented some interesting numbers outlining where we are as an Association with the ownership and delinquency of lots, and how it impacts our budget. Before you know it, the Annual Meeting that everyone looks forward to will be upon us. It is at that time we will have to make some decisions as to how we move forward as an Association and begin to turn the Viking ship. No doubt there will be differing opinions and my goal here is to provide some options to think about over the winter months. Nobody likes to go out to eat where they only serve one menu item, so my intent is to provide a variety of options to consider, given the two goals that we need to focus on, all while striking a delicate balance of maintaining our beautiful lake. First – Sell some lots. Any lot that either is owned by the Association, sitting at the tax auction or is delinquent in dues and assessments is adversely affecting the budget. Second – Develop other means of income for the lake other than assessments. I won’t pretend that these options will fix all of our woes and some will be unappetizing as well; however, by doing nothing we can guarantee budgeting issues for the foreseeable future. Understand these are only to address Association owned lots for sale, lots from the County Tax Sale and identified delinquent lots. These suggestions are not for the private sale of lots. Multi-Lot Fees: As I touched on at the last Annual Meeting one of my pet peeves is the “Multi-Lot Fee.” In full disclosure, I am a multi-lot owner and pay this fee. Currently the fee is $10 per lot above the first lot owned, and since I own 3 lots in addition to my primary lot, I pay $30 in Multi-Lot fees. Now I know the argument, “Well, that was your choice to buy the lot(s).” I won’t argue that. I knew about the fee at the time and I understand why it was instituted. My contention is, however, that at this point it has outlived its usefulness and at face value is nothing more than a tax for investing in the Association. Two of the lots I purchased produced no revenue for at least five years. One was in delinquency and on the tax sale while the second was Association owned. While assessments fluctuated over the years, if you took that five years and based it on 2017 assessments, approximately $6,500 of revenue was not realized for those five years, while now they provide full assessments to the Association. I guess that’s a win for the Association. My point is that if you want existing and new members to invest in the Association, one small way would be to remove the Multi-Lot Fee to help encourage the purchase of additional lots from the Association or off of the County Tax Auction. In 2017 there were 322 owners billed for Multi-Lot Fees and a grand total of $4,300 was collected. Could this loss be offset by more SOLD lots paying assessments? Member Referral Program: Institute a referral program whereas a current member refers a non-member and in turn that non-member purchases an Association owned lot. The current member would receive $50 off of the following year’s assessments up to $200. In other words, four referrals resulting in sales and the referring member can enjoy a $200 break on assessments the following year. Now I understand we have several Realtors who are members; however, to keep wild accusations of “double-dipping” or anything of that nature it would be recommended that Realtors be exempt from this program. It’s nothing personal, just trying to head off that argument. Incremental Assessment Program: Initiate a program where the members authorize the Board to provide discounted assessments over a three-year period for existing or new members who purchase association owned lots or lots from the county tax sale. This discount would only apply to the newly purchased lot(s). It has been suggested that when a current or new member purchases a lot from either source the purchaser would pay 50% of current year assessments for that first year, 75% of the year assessments the second year and the third year would attain full assessment status. This provides an incentive for at least two years to purchase additional lots. To qualify for the program the purchaser would sign an agreement with the Association to maintain ownership of the lot for the first two years. Should the new owner choose not to fulfill the agreement,

full assessments would then become due for each of the years owned prior to year three (3). The program would initiate beginning May 1, 2018, and end March 1, 2020, unless otherwise discontinued by a vote of the membership attending the Annual Meeting in any year. If, however, the program is discontinued at any time, the agreement entered into between the member and the association would be honored for the described period. An example is a member purchases a lot in 2019; regardless of the non-renewal in 2020 that member will run the course of the agreement until 2021. Should the membership choose to continue the program after the 2020 date it would require renewal by majority vote of the membership at the 2021 Annual Meeting. Now some will be saying, “Hey, you are not getting full assessments for the lots so you are losing money!” Well considering the lot is producing zero revenue now, the question begs, do we continue to sit and get NOTHING for it or do we get $295 (50% 2017 assessments) the first year and so on? Lot Amnesty: While this one may cause you to grind your teeth, it is a very real option that we as an Association should consider. Remember in the past article where it was discussed that the membership may have to eat some delinquency? Well here it is. There are lots that have been in delinquency so long and lots that have been deemed “Uncollectable” by the collection agency that perhaps we should be considering this option. Remember, any lot that is sitting idle is not producing income for the budget. The goal is to get as many “producing” lots as possible. Therefore we should consider a ONE TIME amnesty. This amnesty program would only apply for the Association year 2018 and the Association would ONLY act as a facilitator of information. First, a set of criteria for qualification would be designed. Some qualifications have been suggested: 1. Lot has been in delinquency for 5+ years. 2. Lot has been deemed “Uncollectable” by the collection agency. 3. The Lot is NOT on the County Tax Sale. By not being on the County Tax Sale this greatly reduces the number of lots that would even be considered for one time Amnesty. Believe it or not there are actually lots whereas the owner pays the county taxes, however fails to meet their financial obligation to the Association. How would it work? A list of qualifying lots would be developed and the Association would send notices to the lot owners that they qualify for a onetime Amnesty option describing the program. If the owner chooses to participate in the program they allow the Association to list their lot as available for Amnesty in the Lake Viking News and other communication means. Members interested in obtaining an Amnesty lot would be provided the owners’ contact information and both members would work out the transfer of ownership. It is important to understand that this program is giving the current owner the opportunity to “walk-away” from their debt to the Association and ownership of the lot. Rules for the program will clearly stipulate the lot cannot be sold by the current owner to the interested member and transfer costs (quit deed) will be negotiated between the current owner and interested member. Once there is a change of ownership, past debt for the lot will be forgiven. It is important to note the LOT CANNOT BE SOLD by the current owner and should information arise whereas it is discovered a sale actually occurred, the purchasing member may be assessed two years current assessments. So for now those are some of the proposals you may see in March. I won’t kid you we have some serious infrastructure issues coming up to deal with that have been kicked down the road for decades and the road has run out. It is easy to get tunnel vision and comfortable to just do the same thing. I am asking that perhaps we need to step out of our comfort zone as sometimes our own stubbornness can be detrimental to the overall health of the Association. Refusing to try new avenues as a matter of stubbornness will lead to increased costs and more walk-aways. Yes, it is food for thought. Next month will be the last of the series and possible avenues of additional income will be explored. Comments and positive suggestions are welcome 50forward@gmail.com.


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Lori Kloepping faces kidney transplant, battle with healthcare system by T.L. Huffman Reprinted from the Nov. 8, 2017 edition of the Gallatin North Missourian Lori Kloepping of Gallatin, who has battled Lupus for years, recently found out she has late stage 4 kidney disease. Lupus is an autoimmune disease that occurs when your body’s immune system attacks your own tissues and organs. About 75% of those with Lupus end up with kidney disease, and stage 5 is life threatening. Recently, Lori met with a transplant team at Research Hospital in Kansas City. “It’s a long, long process,” said Cheryl (Haggerty) Hoke, who has set up a funding account for Lori. Lori and Cheryl graduated Gallatin High School together in 1982 and have remained friends through the years. “The search for a kidney can take from six months to two years,” said Cheryl. “Right now Lori is tired, worried and overwhelmed.” Insurance will not cover the entire cost of the operation that will save Lori’s life. It will cost $417,000 for a kidney transplant, and that doesn’t include aftercare. One pill which she must take each month for three to six months after the operation costs $4,500 a pill. To help with the financing, Cheryl has set up a “www.gofundme.com/lifeandloveforLori” account. “To date, we’ve raised close to $10,000, and that is amazing, given that the account was set up less than a month ago. But there is more work to be done,” said Cheryl. “When Lori met with the transplant team last week, they were elated that this amount of money was already raised. We believe that will help her chances in getting a kidney sooner.” If you are more comfortable donating locally, accounts have also been set up at both BTC Bank and Farmers Bank in Gallatin. Community fundraisers are in the works. Laura Hoyle will soon be doing some “Holiday Baking with a Heart (Or a Kidney).” Watch Laura’s Facebook page for posting in December.

Attention Dock Owners!! Boat dock wiring must be protected by a ground fault interrupter (GFI). If your dock wiring is not GFI protected an electric accident can occur. You can purchase a GFI electrical tester at any hardware store to see if you are already protected or contact a qualified electrician to install a GFI to protect your dock.

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

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The Viking Valley Fire Department will be meeting the 2nd Saturday of every month @ 9 a.m. at the Fire Station. The Sirens will be tested at this time.

Private Ramp Recommendation Lori with husband Eric Kloepping and daughter Kara McGhee, potential donors. Eric and Lori have one son, Klint.

Lori said her meeting with the transplant team went well. “The pre-transplant coordinator is a lady I used to work with,” said Lori, who was a licensed practical nurse and emergency medical technician for many years. “The next trip to the hospital will involve a total heart work up and blood work.” After that, if the transplant team approves, Lori will sit down with the surgeons to discuss being placed on the donor list. Testing for donors will also begin. “Lori and her family have always been willing to lend their time and talent to anyone in the community in need,” said Cheryl. “This is a chance for the community to lend her a hand in turn.”

The Board of Directors would like to recommend that all private ramps be chained and locked when not in use by property owner.

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


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card is deactivated. A replacement card is obtainable for a $10.00 deposit, refundable upon return of the card No deposit refunds will be given for deactivated cards. (8/2017) Proposed change to the 2nd paragraph Access cards are for the exclusive use of the member and/or their guest for the purpose of launching watercraft authorized for Lake Viking use. Guests must have the current year “Guest Pass” on their person at the time of access card use. Sharing of access cards between separate lot owners is prohibited. Any member or guest who allows access to anyone including other members or evades the gating system is subjected to an Infraction Citation with a minimum $500 fine. Flint Hibler moved to accept the change. Troy Lesan seconded; motion carried. Summit Natural Gas: Phil Marcum, manager of Missouri Business Development for Summit Natural Gas addressed the board and the members of the possibility of bringing natural gas to Lake Viking. Summit is looking to invest $2.5 million dollars to bring the natural gas lines to Lake Viking with the lake’s approval and provided there are enough customers to support it. Phil said they would need 300 customers to make the project worthwhile. The target date for completion is the summer of 2018. Summit will need to market the area first and get the customer base signed up and then they can begin to lay pipe. It will take approximately 130,000 feet of pipe to come out here from Gallatin. Part of it will be 4-inch pipe and the rest in 2-inch pipe. Homes that currently use propane will have to put conversion kits on their gas appliances in order to use natural gas. These kits will be available for purchase through the gas company, but independent contractors will have to be used for installation of these kits. Mike Krehbiel moved to allow Summit Gas to move forward with their marketing program. Phil Stockard seconded; motion carried. Finance Committee: Troy Lesan reported the Finance Committee has been discussing many topics so they have been meeting twice a month the last couple of months. Depreciation has been a topic of discussion for several months. We have been operating on a modified cash basis and showing the depreciation on the income vs. budget statement. The Finance Committee agrees that

911 Addresses and Lot Numbers to be displayed a) All dwelling owners (houses, mobile homes and dwellings of a similar construction) will have their lot number prominently displayed so that it is clearly visible from the roadway. b) Lettering and numbering needs to be at least 3 inches high and sign colors need to be contrasting colors so the sign is easily read. c) Owners having multiple adjoining lots may include on the sign at the principle residence. d) Lots with structures (shelters, sheds, boat or swimming docks, decks, etc.) will have their lot number(s) prominently displayed so that it is clearly visible from the water (on lake front lots) and from the road way. e) As of August 1, 2014, all docks must have their lot numbers displayed on the lower right side of the dock, facing the water. All lake front dwellings will have lot numbers clearly visible from the water. This rule is in place for your safety in case of an emergency! Safety, Fire Department, First Responders and Ambulance personnel need to be able to see your address and lot numbers to respond!!

we need to be on a cash basis form of accounting to simplify the cash in/cash out for the lake. The committee has also been discussing the segregation of financial duties or outsourcing. We have worked with four different companies in the last few months. We have had bids from $1,500 to $3,000 a month and it does not replace any of the tasks our office personnel already do, plus it compounds things in some ways because if we turn over our records to an accounting firm and someone calls our office with questions, we can’t answer them. We are not seeing any proposals that will really benefit us. We are looking at one more possible proposal that would include someone coming in once a month to reconcile our bank statements, a review of our general ledger payables and receivables, and financial statement preparation. Mike Feiden commented that we have checks and balances in place and it should be kept in house. Last month, Troy made a motion to raise the campground fees $25 per year and he withdrew that motion. Troy made the same motion again to raise the campground fees by $25 per year. After some discussion, Mike Krehbiel seconded the motion; motion carried. Strategic Committee: Donna Archibald reported on the discussions of the Strategic Committee. The committee asked the board if they wanted Wi-Fi available in the clubhouse. It would cost about $250 to set up a modem to the clubhouse, but it would be limited use due to the bandwidth available. The board decided to discuss the Wi-Fi issue further before making any decision. Donna also reported that the Communications Team has approximately 70 e-mail addresses collected from members, in order to send out notices and upcoming events. Jon Allen thanked the Communications Team for their hard work. Activities Committee: Mary Hibler reported there were no more activities for 2017. The homes tour and Christmas bazaar had to be canceled due to lack of interest. The next event will be in February 2018. Building Committee: Flint Hibler reported there were nine new permits for October. They had another new home permit and an addition in those nine permits. Fire Department: Tony Gronniger reported on the fire department chili supper. They raised $1,165 and had 100+ people at the event. Tony also reported the department of conservation made their usual visit to check the brush trucks that we have that are loaned to us through that department. Tony thanked everyone for their support at the chili supper. Campground Committee: Mary Hibler reported they have 21 campers that have paid for winter electric and approximately eight campers that have paid the $150 for electrical upgrades so far. Flint Hibler will contact the electrician this week to see when he might start on the upgrades. Lake Committee: Mike Krehbiel reported the committee is done until spring. Cemetery Committee: Shad Mort reported there was one burial in the past two weeks. Infraction Committee: The Infraction Committee had eight tickets this month with one of those being dismissed. The committee had 82 infractions for the year and 12 of those were dismissed. Phil Stockard said that it was his last meeting as a member of the Infraction Committee. Roger Lankford will be taking over as chairman in 2018. Dredge Committee: Shad Mort reported on behalf of Shawn Hepinstall. Shad reminded everyone that he reported at the last meeting that the silt structure at the south-end is full. We now have to figure out what it is going to cost us to build a new structure and how we will finance it. Shawn has talked to Dredge America and Shad has talked to McGruder Dredging about their interest in engineering a new structure for us. We are looking at $50,000 for engineering the structure and $250,000 to $300,000 to build the structure. The Finance Committee and Dredge Committee will be working together to figure out the finances for this project. Lake Manager’s Report Dredge: The dredge will be pulled out and stored at maintenance this winter for repairs. Shad said they would probably paint the hull also. Long Reach: We have cleaned out four areas with the long reach this fall, the Garney area, Pilot and Pirate coves, three tubes, and the south ditch next to Chesney’s. Road Work 2017: We have finished the road repair on the dam. DNR was here on November 1 to look at and give us their ideas on fixing the road. The next issue we need to think about is weight reduction of traffic on the dam. Shad has discussed this with DNR and they are of the thought we need to come up with a plan to reroute heavy trucks or put up stop lights so only one vehicle can cross at any given time. The weight on the shoulders of the dam is what is causing the damage. Shad will work on this and have some recommendations by the February board meeting. Church Pews: Shad asked the board about moving the church pews from the clubhouse. He thinks removing them will help the air circulation for the air conditioning and heating. Phil Stockard moved to remove the pews. Flint Hibler seconded; motion carried. Ramp Gate: We have had issues with the gate cards. The circuit board has to be replaced and should be done sometime next week. Financials Troy Lesan moved to approve the financials. Flint Hibler seconded; motion carried. Guest Time 1. Rhonda Malo addressed the board about infraction ticket #24 that she wished to appeal. Phil Stockard, as chairman of the Infraction Committee when this ticket was heard, recused himself and stepped outside while the appeal was heard. Rhonda appealed the ticket based on the language used on the notice. The ticket claimed she had an abandoned vehicle on her lot, but Continued on next page


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Rhonda’s vehicle was unlicensed and her claim was the verbiage used on the ticket was wrong and would like the ticket to be null and void. The letters she received did describe the vehicle as unlicensed. After some discussion, Jon Allen polled the board members present and the vote was 2-1 in favor of upholding the ticket. Flint Hiber, uphold; Mike Krehbiel, uphold; and Troy Lesan, void the ticket. 2. Randy Tague wanted to let the board know that the marina is ready to start demolition of their old building and begin construction on the new building, but is concerned about the existing contract between the marina and the association. Randy asked for something in writing from the Board of Directors assuring him that any temporary inconveniences with the building process will in no way interfere with that contract. Everything the marina offered in the contract will still be offered during the time of construction. After discussion of the board, a motion was made. Mike Krehbiel moved that any inconvenience while rebuilding will not violate the contract between the marina and Viking Valley Association during construction, to be completed by 6-1-2018. Flint Hibler seconded; motion carried. Board Action 1. Norm Larason has presented the proposal for a Frisbee golf course the last two months. Norm said there would be an agreement drawn up for all parties involved to sign. The Sandy family has offered to donate $9,000 to construct the course and would like a signed agreement with the lake to dedicate the course in memory of Roberta Sandy. There was some discussion on the location, but Norm has looked at every possible site and believes community area 9 is the best. Phil Stockard commented he is not against having fun, but also believes it is not the best location. Phil also asked that the property lines be clearly marked for the other property owners that adjoin this site. Troy Lesan moved to designate community area 9 for a Frisbee golf course per plans submitted. Mike Krehbiel seconded; Flint Hibler, yes; Phil Stockard, no; motion carried 3-1. Adjourn Flint Hibler moved to adjourn into executive session at 8:17 p.m. Phil Stockard seconded; motion carried. Attendance: Mary Hibler, lot 183; Doug & Resa Wiltse, lot 494; Tony Gronniger, lot 2281/2282; Dennis Schlaiss, lot 1080; Donna Redden, lot 1280; Norman & Marian Larason, lot 917; Sherry Krehbiel, lot 559; Missy Leggett, lot 72; Nadja McCubbin, lot 222; Randy Tague, lot 1000; Ron & Kim Spidle, lot 341; Mike Feiden, lot 243; Rhonda Malo, lot 1930; Larry & Paulette Wood, lot 340; 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, Troy Lesan - Treasurer Board of Directors Viking Valley Association

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Stopped ATV with one adult and three children riding without helmets; warning was given 10-4 Found deer blind left up overnight on Association property; Hunters were found and were given warning 10-5 Notified about Pontoon found adrift and was tied up at members lot; owners were notified and arrangements were made to have boat retrieved 10-7 Responded to medical emergency; Assisted first responders and worked traffic 10-8 Pulled Boat 1 from water and winterized it 10-10 Received call about dog roaming off leash and getting into trash; dog was found; ticket was issued to owner 10-14 Camper in Campground had alarm going off; notified owners 10-14 Cows out near south entrance; notified Daviess County 10-18 Cows out near south entrance; notified Daviess County 10-19 Responded to medical emergency; first on scene, all okay; called off ambulance 10-20 Performed well being check 10-20 Responded to home alarm going off; nothing found, home locked and secure 10-23 Attempted to bring dual jet ski port found adrift to security dock; unsuccessful, left tied up to members personal dock and notified them 10-27 Responded to home alarm going off; nothing found, home locked and secure 10-29 Pulled boat 2 off water and winterized it For the month of October: No trespassers were found on Association property 3 boats were washed Three tickets were issued: 2 for allowing dog to roam 1 for silt fence improperly down

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39th Annual Eagle Days at Loess Bluffs National Wildlife Refuge The 39th annual Eagle Days at Loess Bluffs National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) will be Saturday, Dec. 2 from 9 am to 4 pm and Sunday, Dec. 3 from 10 am to 4 pm. See wildlife like bald eagles, trumpeter swans, snow geese, and ducks! The event is hosted by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service at Loess Bluffs NWR near Mound City, with the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC), Dickerson Park Zoo from Springfield, Missouri, Remington Nature Center from St. Joseph, and our many volunteer partners like Friends of Loess Bluffs, Loess Hills and Osage Trails Missouri Master Naturalists, Missouri Western State University’s Student Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Northwest Missouri State University, Midland Empire Audubon Society, Missourians for Monarchs and the Missouri Department of Transportation. There will be activities throughout the day such as live captive eagle programs provided by the Dickerson Park Zoo in the refuge maintenance building each hour on the hour. Free guided bus tours will be offered or drive around the auto tour route independently and stop at the eagle viewing stations staffed by our volunteers to view eagles up close with our spotting scopes. There will be special eagle exhibits on display and Remington Nature Center and volunteers will be on hand for crafts for kids, such as making their own birdseed feeder. Concessions will be available through Friends of Loess Bluffs

or visit the local community for more food options as well. The Midland Empire Audubon Society will be selling wild bird seed and feeders and the Nature Shop will be open in the Visitor Center. Please note the schedule for eagle days event and bus tours: • Eagle shows on Saturday will be from 9 am to 3 pm, every hour on the hour. • Free guided bus tours on Saturday will be each half hour from 9:30 am to 3 pm. • On Saturday only from 8:30 am to 4 pm, a free shuttle bus will be available from the alternate parking area located near the Garden Inn Truck Stop located on the corner of Highway 159 and Exit 79 near I-29, south of Mound City. • Eagle shows on Sunday will be from 11 am to 2 pm every hour on the hour. • Free guided bus tours on Sunday will be every hour from 10 am to 3 pm Eagle Days alternate parking for passenger cars and groups will be provided near the Garden Inn Truck Stop, located on the corner of Highway 159 and Exit 79 off of I-29 (south of Mound City), 3 miles away from the refuge. A free shuttle bus will be available on Saturday only from the alternate parking lot to the Eagle Days event. For current bird survey numbers or ques-

tions about programs and the event flyer at Loess Bluffs NWR, please visit our website at http://www.fws.gov/refuge/Loess_Bluffs/. In case of inclement weather, please check the Loess Bluffs NWR Facebook page or listen to local radio and local TV for updates for the Eagle Days event. We hope to see you there! The refuge includes 7,440 acres of wetlands, grasslands, and forests along the eastern edge of the Missouri River floodplain. Overlooking the refuge from the east, the Loess Hills habitat is a geological formation of fine windblown glacial soil deposited after the past glacial period. The hills stretch from about 30 miles south of St. Joseph, Missouri, to extreme northern Iowa. Some of the last parcels of native plants, of a once vast native prairie, can be found here. Loess Bluffs National Wildlife Refuge is located in northwest Missouri near Mound City. Take Interstate 29 to Exit 79 south of Mound City, Missouri then travel south 2 ½ miles on U.S. Highway 159. For more information please contact 660/442-3187. The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. For more information on our work and the people who make it happen, visit www.fws.gov.

Chapter One Written by Carolyn Mueller Illustrated by Christopher Grant

They call me Bud. A simple name for a

the 1930s, a lot of people agreed. Missouri is known as the Show Me State after all, and Sam’s friends wanted proof! Jim performed for groups across this state and elsewhere demonstrating his ability to comprehend and answer all sorts of questions.

simple dog. I’m a Llewellin Setter, you see. Like all Llewellins, I have a black and white coat, a smattering of spots that look like freckles, and a long feathery tail. Llewellin Setters are a purebred strain of the English Setter breed, and it’s our job to help our owners hunt. Setters are bird dogs. We chase quail out of the bushes and then retrieve them. We’re very useful! I’ve been a bird dog all of my life.

Sam used to tell me lots of stories about my father on our long walks together during hunting season. I’m not a spry young pup anymore, and my hunting days are well behind me, but I tell you, I remember those stories as if I’d heard them just yesterday.

My owner is a good man, and I’m happy to help him. His name is Sam Van Arsdale. Sam and I live in Marshall, Missouri. Marshall is a little town in the heart of the state, right between Kansas City and St. Louis. Here, I enjoy plenty of woods to roam, fields to hunt, squirrels to chase and sunshine to sit in. I live in a good home with a kind family. But this story is not about me. It’s about another Llewellin Setter owned by Sam. That dog was my father, in fact. He looked just like me and lived in the same home that I do, but he was different. He was special, and his name was Jim. To start our story we need to journey back a few years, to the 1930s. In those days my father was known as Jim the Wonder Dog. Why was that, you ask? Well, Jim was remarkable. Sure, like me, he was a bird dog. I am a good bird dog, and faithful to my master, but Jim was exceptional at the sport. He knew exactly where to find

So come along, and feel free to curl up by the fire with your favorite furry friend. Let me tell you a little about my father. This is the story of Jim the Wonder Dog.

quail, and he learned how to point and retrieve without any trouble or training at all, he just always seemed to know what to do. Sam was happy to have such a great hunting companion when he got Jim. What he didn’t know was that my father was more than just a bird dog. He was a Wonder Dog! What is a Wonder Dog? Well, Jim was the sort of canine that really went beyond the typical human/animal bond. Most dogs that I know love humans. We are born to be faithful friends! But Jim was different. He wasn’t simply faithful to his owner. He

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understood him. He knew what Sam wanted before Sam even told him. He recognized plants, animals, objects and certain people by name. He seemed to read numbers and identify colors. He responded to commands in any number of languages, including Morse Code! He even had the power to predict the future. On top of this, Jim was a friendly, loving companion to the Van Arsdale family and all who knew him. He was exactly what all young pups hope to be. A good dog. Sounds unbelievable, right? Back in

Paper training In the newspaper, find pets for sale in the Classified section. Create a bar graph to represent the different types of animals. What is the average price of the pets for sale? Learning Standards: I can read historical fiction and make text-to-text and text-toworld connections. For a companion teaching guide, visit mo-nie.com and use download code teachmo17.

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Middle School, has been plagued with a mysterious condition his whole life. He’s a healthy, active, energetic kid, but he had an awkward way of walking and was never really able to run, or to keep up with the other kids when foot racing. “I’ve had pain ever since I can remember,” he says. The pain was in his feet and knee. He’s seen many, many doctors since he was five years old. He’s had numerous x-rays, from his hips to his toes. His bones weren’t completely on the straight and narrow, but doctors were not overly concerned. Pigeon toes, bowlegs, knock-knees and duckfeet are all common in children and self-correct with age. Doctors recommended he run and ride horses to strengthen his hip and pelvic muscles and wear insoles in his shoes for his flat feet. Jordan took different physical therapies and signed up for Tae Kwon Do. He went out for football and began lifting weights. The upper body strength he gained from the exercise would prove useful later in the year. “Doctors said he had growing pains and would outgrow the awkwardness, and his bones would straighten themselves out; but that didn’t happen,” said his mother Jenny. By October of last year, Jordan could hardly bear weight on his right leg and knee. “Every time I took a step, it was like a double-bladed knife between my bones and in my knees,” Jordan said. The pain would get worse as the day progressed. He was sitting out of physical education classes and had other issues at school. That went on through January of this year. In February, it all came crumbling down. Jordan couldn’t even stand up. His parents, Jenny and Jeff, decided to get more aggressive. They switched doctors. “The other doctors just weren’t getting it,” Jordan said. “We needed to figure out what was going on or he’d be in a wheelchair when he got older,” Jenny said. Jordan was referred to Dr. Kathryn Keeler at Children’s Mercy in Kansas City. She is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon. She took x-rays and CAT scans of Jordan’s legs and hips and saw what she thought looked like rotated femurs. Determining (finally) what was wrong Jordan met with Dr. Keeler during February and March. She came to the conclusion that both of his femurs, or thigh bones, were rotated inward. The right was worse than the left. The right tibia, or shin bone, was rotated outward, or everted, causing his right foot to go out. His right femur and right tibia were rotated in opposite directions. “That’s why I was hurting so bad; I had one bone turned in and one bone turned out,” said Jordan. “And a very angry knee,” his mother added. The diagnosis was a relief for the whole family. “We’d known for years, all of us, that something was not right, but we couldn’t get anybody to tell us what was wrong,” said Jenny. That other doctors weren’t able to see the problem makes Jordan “kind of mad.” Sorting options to reach a tough decision The doctor told them about the surgery to correct the problem and gave Jordan an option. He could have one leg done at a time or both at once. It was Jordan’s decision to make. He decided to have both done at the same time. “I wanted to get it over with as soon as possible, so I could be a kid again,” he said. On March 28 he had the surgery for his “magic legs” at Children’s Mercy. Jordan had a right tibial derotation. During this procedure, surgeons cut the tibia, or shinbone, rotated it 25 degrees, and put in a plate and screws. He had both right and left femoral derotation osteotomies. The surgical team cut the femurs or thigh bones, and rotated them to the proper position and put in rods that extend from the upper knee to the hip, held by screws. His femurs were rotated 15 degrees for the left and 25 degrees for the right. After the surgery, Dr. Keeler told the family that she saw a dramatic difference and his bones lined up great.

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God bless those parents who do it day in and day out.” Little brother Jack, 9, never left Jordan’s side once he got home. “Jack made a bed on the floor in Jordan’s room so he could sleep by his bubby,” said Jenny. “This melts my heart.” Getting by with a little help from friends On April 8 Jordan made a brief appearance at the Gallatin Middle School Dance and all his classmates were very happy to see him. He had several friends come to visit him at home. They play Xbox, shoot hoops, and have Nerf gun and water gun fights. His friends always lift his spirits. Jordan spells relief “B-o-o-t” On April 12, Jordan experienced the worst pain he’d been in since coming home. The pain was in his right heel and ankle. The doctor removed the plaster cast and replaced it with a boot. Jordan felt immediate relief. At that point he started going to the YMCA at Chillicothe a few times a week to get his legs moving and to bear weight in the water. It is the first step. “I’m still trying to relearn how to walk,” he says. “It’s a very slow process.” It was the fourth quarter at Gallatin Middle School and Jordan studied at home. “With today’s technology, only a couple of things have had to be done on paper,” said Jenny. “The rest he did on the Chromebook.” She adds that the middle school teachers have been great to work with, and Mrs. Otto, Middle School Principal, has been very understanding. “All of his teachers have let him go at his own pace as long as he got it done,” said Jenny.

Jordan holds his Royals baseball painting, a photo taken while he was in the hospital. He was feeling pretty good one afternoon so he went to an activity with other patients and they were painting those. His favorite nurses, Ron and Candace, both signed the back of it and Jordan now has it in his bedroom. It turned out pretty good!

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Dad’s ‘proud factor’ off the charts The morning after the surgery, the medicine started wearing off and the nurses began moving Jordan around. “I was amazed at how tough this little guy is,” wrote his father Jeff in a Facebook post. “He was in so much pain that the tears were flowing, but he kept telling them his pain was only at a ‘four.’ Dad’s proud factor is off of the charts.” No easy road home It’s been a long recovery. Jordan spent four days in the hospital and “busted out” and arrived home to “GTown” on March 31. Unable to bear weight, he had to use a transfer board and have help getting in and out of the car, in and out of bed, and with everyday activities. This is where the earlier weight lifting and strength building proved beneficial. Still, it was rough. The experience opened the family’s eyes to just how difficult it is for parents with handicapped children. “Just getting around and doing daily activities takes much longer and is very stressful,” said Jenny. “We are thankful Jordan is only handicapped temporarily.

Part-time school a blessing On April 26, still in a wheelchair, Jordan began going back to school for two to three hours a day. “It was good to be back,” he said. “But it was tiring.” On April 30, Jordan had water workout #8 and that night took his first “walk” around the living room. On May 2, he had a follow up and the doctor was very pleased with his progress. She could tell he’d been doing his water exercises. He was steadily gaining strength. In June, Dr. Keeler said both femurs were completely healed. He has been released to do what he thinks he can do. He’s in band, but not able to parade march yet. He goes to the home football games. Jordan is a musician, a trumpet-player and a singer. He sang at the Jameson Picnic and the Lake Viking Talent Show. He sang at Chautauqua this year. No end to physical therapy He continues to go to Liberty once a week for physical therapy. There’s no end date yet. His physical therapist at Select Physical Therapy is Holly Vaughn. “Jordan has been nothing short of the nickname I call him — Rock Star!” said Holly. “He has been through so much and yet stays upbeat, talking a mile a minute, trying to distract me from making him work. Ha! He really works hard, between stories, and continues to push hard to get to his goals. I know we both eagerly await the day when he is strong enough to run with ease.” Back to school for Jordan Jordan goes to school full-time this school year. He has daily exercises he does at home and in PE class. During his recovery, his parents used Facebook as the easiest way to keep family and friends updated. On Facebook, Jordan’s friends and family call him “awesome,” “amazing,” “tough,” and “champ.” “He’s been a trooper through this whole process and we couldn’t be more proud of him,” said Jenny. On his birthday, Jordan turned 13, a teenager now. A friend took him to iFly in Overland Park, Kan., where, with his doctor’s permission, he did a little indoor sky diving. “His goal was to be able to walk by his birthday,” said Jeff. “It makes a dad extremely proud to watch his child grow up and accomplish his goals.” Jordan has had some pain during his recovery this summer and fall, but looks forward to being pain-free soon. “I feel good that the surgery is done and over with,” he said. “I feel like I’m pretty much a normal kid now.”

Jordan, Jeff, Jack and Jenny Donovan

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Lake Viking 2017 Boards & Committees Activities Committee Marian Larason, Mary Hibler (Chairperson), Dustin Hibler, David Hibler, Eric and Jody Odette, Gail Bush, Troy Lesan (Board Contact)

Board of Directors President, Jon Allen; 1st Vice President, Phil Stockard; 2nd Vice President, Flint Hibler; Secretary, Mike Booth; Asst. Secretary/Sgt. of Arms, Sherry Parkhurst; Treasurer, Troy Lesan; Asst. Treasurer, Mike Krehbiel 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 David Hibler, Dustin Hibler, 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 Donna Archibald, Deanna Sandy, Norm & Marian Larason, Tony Gronniger, Jana Hanson, Missy Leggett, Shawn Hepinstall, Paula Hepinstall, Sherry Parkhurst (Chair/Board Contact) Employee Board Contact Jon Allen Finance Committee Mike Kemna (Chairman), Donna Archibald, Shad Mort, Sally Zerbe, Mike Krehbiel, Glenn Miller, Len Zalenski, Missy Leggett, Troy Lesan (Board Contact) Handbook Committee Kyle Parkhurst, Donna Archibald, Kim Spidle, Terri Schlaiss, Phil Stockard (Board Contact) Infraction Committee Roger Lankford, Carl Butcher, Bob Clemens, Tom Archibald, Phil Stockard (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, Bill Cullen, Don Leeper, Carolyn Leeper, Bo Steed, Sherry Krehbiel, Mike Krehbiel (Board Contact) Special Road District Chris Feiden, Jeff Hower, Mark Leggett Volunteer Fire Department Jeff Johnson, Rusty Hendricks, Chris Feiden, Roger Lankford, Dallas Engel, Gary King, Tony Gronniger, Dennis Schlaiss, Riley Blades, Luke Threlkeld, 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; Robert Clemens, 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; Ruth Gibson and Diane Hulett, Clerks. Board meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 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: 144 144 E. E. Main, 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.

Property Owners

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 $60.00 for each mowing. The Association does not want to be in the mowing business. Please self-mow your lot or hire a contract mower to do it for you. All contract mowers are required to submit a customer list to the Association office. If you are not on their initial list, you may be accidentally billed by the Association, so please contact your mower early. The below listed mowers have registered with the Association office and can usually be reached in the evening. There may be other mowers who advertise in the Lake Viking News. Contract Mowers Can Save You Money Jason Burns ........................................ 660-605-2151 Mike Cline ................ 816-583-4352 or 816-465-0092 Eric Critten ......................................... 660-663-9122 Dallas Engel ........................................ 660-334-1265 Randy Gatton ...................................... 660-663-9348 Mark Hoig ................ 816-716-1896 or 660-663-4244 Ron Huston .............660-663-3234 or 816-390-5161 Jeff Johnson ....................................... 660-334-0604 Jim Miller .............................................816-520-3280 Gary Salmon .......................................660-663-9363

Please Keep Control of Your Dogs

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

Building Permit Notice

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

REMEMBER SPEED LIMIT ON LAKE VIKING ROADS IS 30 mph

30 MPH

Watch When & Where You Burn!

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!

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www.LakeVikingMo.com 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

CARD CLUBS: Couples Club Ladies Bridge - 2nd and 4th Wednesdays at 1 p.m. in homes. Contact: Marian Larason, 663-3395 HOMEMAKERS CLUB: Homemakers Club meets the 2nd Thursday at noon, lower level Clubhouse. Bring a covered dish and your own table service. Good programs and fellowship follow. Contact: Shirley Leakey, 663-3744. LAKE VIKING CHURCH (Interdenominational): Sunday School 9 a.m., Morning Worship 10 a.m.; Ladies Bible Study, Wednesdays 10-11 a.m.; Adult Bible Study and prayer meeting Wednesday 7 p.m. Robert Nelson, Minister, 663-7433; Jo Gould, contact, 663-3914. LAKE VIKING LIONS CLUB: Meetings are held the 1st Thursday at 7 p.m., upper level Clubhouse. Contact: David Chesney, 816284-3894. OATS BUS: Daviess County OATS transportation is available to anyone regardless of age or income. The driver will pick you up at your front door and return you home. Many trips are enjoyed throughout the year such as St. Joseph. To schedule a ride, call Joyce Becerra, 663-3474. QUILTERS GUILD: This group meets September through May on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 8:30 a.m.-??., lower level Clubhouse. Bring a sack lunch. Contact: Joyce Becerra, 663-3474 or Shirley Leakey, 663-3744. SUPPER CLUB: Bring a covered dish and your own table service the 3rd Friday, 6 p.m., lower level Clubhouse. Some type of entertainment following ... or playing cards/games, fellowship. Contact: Shirley Leakey, 663-3744.

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Good Catches!

There were some good fishing reports from around the lake during the last part of October; but perhaps none better than a two-day run experienced by Marc and Debbie Hollars. For the past few years, Debbie and Marc have spent as much time fishing the lake – from their boat – as anyone. They have caught their share of fish, but in mid-October they hit the mother lode. Pictured here are a few of their prizes: Deb is shown at left holding a 7 pound 4 ounce hybrid bass, while Marc, shown at right, managed to pull in a 35-pound catfish. Marc’s dad, Marion, above, also got into the act with this bass coming in at almost five pounds. You might say that “some people have all the luck” but with these experienced anglers, it’s all part of a day’s work!

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Bees and more at the Great Plains Growers Conference by Tim Baker, Extension Professional and Horticulture Specialist In a little over one month, it will be time for the Great Plains Growers Conference. This is one of the premier conferences for horticulture producers, and it is found right here in northwest Missouri. Held in St. Joseph, the Great Plains Grower’s Conference is put together every year by Extension educators from four states: Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, and Nebraska. The conference will be held on January 11-13, 2018. This will be our 22nd annual conference. This is an exciting conference for anyone grow-

ing horticultural crops, with many new ideas presented from growers, researchers, and Extension specialists. The conference is open to everyone, from backyard gardeners to commercial produce growers. Topics cover not only vegetables, but also tree fruits, small fruits and flowers. There are also presentations targeted toward organic growers. The event begins with workshops on Thursday. Attendees choose a workshop when they register. Each workshop explores a topic in-depth. Workshops this year will include topics such as a grower training for the Food Safety Modernization Act, cover crops and soil health, the potential for hops in Missouri and nearby states in the Great Plains, bees, and reducing food losses. I have helped organize the beekeeping session again this year. The Thursday workshop on beekeeping will feature Michael Bush, author of “The Practical Beekeeper: Beekeeping Naturally.” Bush has an interesting approach to the many problems facing bees and beekeepers today. He feels we have an unsustainable beekeeping system, and argues that these issues arise from pests, a shallow gene pool, contamination of the hive, using the wrong gene pool, upsetting the ecological balance of the hive, and other factors. Beekeepers will be interested in the solutions he believes will correct these problems. The main conference

occurs on Friday and Saturday. Before starting the concurrent tracks, we will hear from our keynote speaker, John Ikerd, Professor Emeritus of Agricultural Economics at the University of Missouri. You can read more about him on our conference web site, noted below. After the keynote, there will be five concurrent tracks to choose from. Topics for this year’s tracks include Tree Fruit, Organic, Vegetable IPM, Farm to School Marketing, and Mushrooms. I will have more on the mushroom track in my next column. On Saturday, concurrent sessions include Greenhouse/Hydroponic, Organic, Cut Flowers, Small Fruits, Vegetable Production, and Season Extension. There will be many exhibitors available to provide information about seeds, irrigation, horticulture equipment, chemicals, and other topics. Meals, break refreshments, and handouts will be included in the registration fee for the main conference. The conference will be held on the campus of Missouri Western State University. For more information about the conference and a registration form, call the Buchanan County Extension office at (816) 279-1691. You may also register on-line and find additional information on our web site at: http:// www.greatplainsgrowersconference.org/ University of Missouri Extension programs are open to all.

Property Maintenance & Upkeep Rule Additions: (Page 32 in handbook-additions in bold type)

Maintenance: As to the maintenance and appearance of each lot, no unlicensed vehicles ( a motor vehicle approved for highway use); building or out-buildings needing repairs; boats without current membership stickers; unsightly condition of boats, covers and trailers; unsafe and unsightly boat docks; brush; trash; or general rubbish shall not be allowed to accumulate. Any of the above violations must be corrected. Upon proper notification; failure to do so may result in fines and/or removal, at owner’s expense, of deteriorated structures. Stored Boats: All boats stored on lots must have a current year’s sticker or will be subject to a minimum fine of $50.00. No boat may be stickered that is not seaworthy and in good repair. Any boat not stickered for 2 years may be considered abandoned and may not be stored within the VVA development. Upon proper notification said boat may be removed at owner’s expense.


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3067 - $6,500

3043 - $6,500

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Tier Lots For Sale 2301 - $999 1574 - $1,000 1556 - $1,500 1829 & 1830 - $1,500 ea 1779 - $2,500

2438 - $2,500 1825 - $3,000 1759 - $4,000 1761 - $5,000 1124 - $7,500

2376 - $12,500 1578 - $12,500 1571 - $12,500 2405 - $12,500 2406 - $12,500

2385 - $12,500 2689 - $12,500 2417 - $12,500 2673 - $12,500 2419 - $12,500

2420 - $12,500 2440 - $12,500 2270 - $15,000 2258 & 2259 - $25,000

LOOKING TO BUY OR SELL LAKE VIKING PROPERTY? CALL DEANNA AT 816-262-7247!

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

Cemetery Decorum

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.

New Building Regulation Effective Immediately Dumpsters and/or roll offs will be required for onsite construction, at the property owner’s expense, but is not limited to the following: New home construction, garages, hangers and home additions. Other projects that may require the use of a dumpster or roll off will be determined at the time a permit is submitted for approval.


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From all of us here at Lake Viking Marine,

We would like to say thank you for your friendship and your business. We wish you and your family a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

DEMOLITION

Open During Construction

On 2015 Models & older

New Building Plans!

SALE 24’ Marker One ML4

Coming Spring 2018

Manitou SES Bench

Cobalt CS3

Boat Show Schedule:

January 5-7 • Des Moines, IA • Varied Industries Building at the Iowa State Fair Grounds January 18-21 • Kansas City, MO • Bartle Hall Visit lakevikingmarine.com or call 660-663-3722

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