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CANTON CHAMBER GOLF OUTING The fourth annual Canton Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing will be held May 2. The four person scramble will be played at Three Pines Golf Course, Tolona, Mo. Registration is at 10 a.m. with a shotgun start at 10:30 a.m. First person to make a ‘Hole inOne’ on hole number 9 can win a 2014 Toyota Camry, sponsored by Tracy and Dallas Job of Shottenkirk Toyota. For more information contact Richard Horner at (573) 288-3734.

REGIONAL ISSUE This edition of the PressNews Journal is being mailed to every household in Lewis and Knox County. To be included in future editions or to subscribe or advertise, please contact the Press-News Journal office at (573) 288-5668 or email at ads@ lewispnj.com or rita1@lewispnj. com The office is located in LaGrange at 109 North Fourth Street.

HIGHLAND GREENHOUSE PLANT SALE Highland High School will have their annual greenhouse sale on Fridays, May 2 and 9 from 3:30 to 7 p.m.; Saturdays, May 3 and 10, 8 a.m. to noon; Student grown bedding plants and baskets including vegetables, herbs and flowers are available. The public is invited to attend the sale.

BODY IDENTIFIED AS LABELLE MAN According to local news sources, human remains found in Quincy last week were of a LaBelle, Mo. man, identified as Charles Hutton, 31. More information will be published when it becomes available.

Stormy spring weather was predicted for most of the week in northeast Missouri. The Mississippi River was expected to hit the flood stage mark this week at 14 foot. (Photo by Rita Cox)

Culver-Stockton holds memorial for student The Culver-Stockton College community is deeply saddened to announce the passing of Anton Kozelichki, a senior business education major from Alexis, Ill. He passed away Thursday morning at St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, Ill. Memorial services and visitation were held Sunday, April 27, at United Senior High School in Monmouth, Ill. A memorial was planned on the Culver-Stockton campus April 29 in the Charles Field House. The Kozelichki family was to be present at the memorial. Kozelichki was very involved in the community, working with the Canton school as an education major. He was an avid athletics fan, and was involved with the College’s radio broadcasting. A prayer gathering was held Thursday evening on campus for students, faculty and staff. Kozelichki

was an amazing leader who left a lasting impact on the Culver-Stockton College community. Dr. Chris Gill, dean of students said, “With Anton’s passing, the Culver-Stockton family has lost one of its cherished and active members. His death has impacted us all but it is his life and big heart that has transformed this campus. He was a passionate supporter of our athletic department, where he played football his freshman year and then did radio broadcasts after he couldn’t play anymore,” said Dr. Chris Gill, dean of students. “Anton always looked to give back to others. Above all he loved this school on the hill. His heart and soul were blue and white and it showed in his character and warm smile. He will be forever remembered.” An obituary for Anton Kozelichki is on page 4B of this edition.

Hillstock Music Event Continuing with tradition, CulverStockton is hosting the tenth annual Hillstock Music and Fun Festival, Saturday, May 10 from 3 to 8 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, geared toward the entire family. The concert will be held on the C-SC campus, in the courtyard behind the Gladys Crown Center. (Or the event will be inside the Charles Field House in the case of inclement weather.) Guest artists for the 2014 festival include second-time returners Scarletta, as well as Cover Drive and The Well Reds. Syncopated Sound, a student band, is hosting the event as well as performing. There will also be three performances by students, selected from the talent competition, “Culver’s Got Talent.” Scarletta is a country trio from Nashville, Tenn., featuring Nathan Stoops on

fiddle, Emilee Allan on lead vocals and Benji Harris on guitar. The band is currently managed by Grammy Award-winner Blake Chancey and was featured in Billboard Magazine’s Top 10 Country Artists to Watch in 2013. Cover Drive is a four-piece band from Barbados, featuring Amanda Reifer on lead vocals, T-Ray Armstrong on drums/ backing vocals, Barry “Bar-Man” Hill on keys/guitar, and Jamar Harding on bass. This band had seen success in the United Kingdom and has toured with Rhianna and Kelly Clarkson. The Well Reds are a pop-rock quartet from Atlanta, Ga., featuring Jeremy Ezell on vocals/piano/guitar, Sean Crawford on vocals/lead guitar/keys, Rex Crawford on vocals/bass, and Torin Degnats on drums/ computer.

Syncopated Sound is a student band from Culver-Stockton featuring Dorian Hobbs, senior media communication major from St. Louis, Ethan Thomas, junior music education major from Florissant, Mo., Derek Boren, senior individualized major from Lee’s Summit, Mo., LuQuavian Jones, junior arts management major from Flint, Mich., Jalen Jarrett, senior business major from Jackson, Mich., and Ben Darling, junior music major from Kirksville, Mo. Along with musical performances, there will be several additional forms of entertainment, including a balloonist, a caricaturist and a green screen photo booth. Food booths will also be set up by different student organizations. For more information, contact the Office of Student Life at 573-288-6571.

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LOCAL NEWS NECAC observes golden anniversary of Community Action Month For 50 years, the not-for-profit North East Community Action Corporation (NECAC) has offered a helping hand to people in need in Lewis County. The Lewis County Commission recently signed a proclamation designating May as NECAC Community Action Month. The declaration coincides with National Community Action Month. NECAC is joining the 18 other Community Action Agencies in Missouri and a network of more than 1,000 across the nation in the observance. NECAC is a 12-county area not-forprofit social service, community health and public housing Community Action Agency that serves the low-income, elderly, youth, disabled and disadvantaged. The agency’s Central Administration Offices are located in Bowling Green, with NECAC Service Centers operated in each county. NECAC delivers more than 60 programs to qualifying clients and earns its revenues through contracts and grants with federal, state and local governments, private businesses and other non-profit organizations. The agency has 110 fulltime and more than 200 part-time employees, and currently operates a budget of more than $25 million. NECAC President and Chief Executive Officer Don Patrick said Community Action programs and services have helped improve the lives of thousands of people in the agency’s 12 counties. “We are pleased to join Community Action Agencies across the United States in observing five decades of helping people and changing lives,” Patrick said. “This is a time when we can highlight the important social service, community health and public housing programs that we administer and deliver to those who

need our services.” “It’s important to recognize that without Community Action, many of the neediest among us would not get the services they need to improve their lives,” said NECAC Lewis County Service Coordinator Judy Eaton. “We provide temporary assistance to our neighbors in need, helping them to become self-sufficient to build better lives.” Common Community Action programs include employment and training services, housing rent-assistance, energy assistance, home ownership, home weatherization and repairs, affordable housing, senior and family apartment developments, family planning health services, in-home senior care services, volunteer programs for seniors, and county outreach programs. NECAC and other Community Action Agencies were born from the Economic Opportunity Act, which was passed by Congress and signed by President Lyndon Johnson in 1964. The idea was to put local agencies in charge of directing resources and funding to the people and programs that needed them the most. Changes later were made to make sure there was broad representation on the boards of Community Action Agencies. NECAC is governed by a 36-member volunteer Board of Directors with three representatives from each of the 12 counties. The Board consists of one Public Elected Official (PEO) representative, one Civic Interest Representative (CIR) and one Low-Income Representative (LIR) from each county. Lyndon Bode, Presiding Commissioner of Marion County, is the Chairman of the Board and serves as the Marion County PEO. Serving on the NECAC Board from

The Lewis County Commission recently signed a proclamation designating May as NECAC Community Action Month in Lewis County to coincide with the 50th anniversary of National Community Action Month. Pictured, from left, are Presiding Commissioner Wayne Murphy, NECAC Lewis County Service Coordinator Judy Eaton, Commissioner and NECAC Lewis County Board member Jesse Roberts, and Commissioner John Campen. NECAC is a 12-county area notfor-profit social service, community health and public housing Community Action Agency that serves the low-income, elderly, youth, disabled and disadvantaged. The agency’s Central Administration Offices are located in Bowling Green, with NECAC Service Centers operated in each county.

Lewis County are County Commissioner Jesse Roberts of Ewing as the PEO, the Rev. Paul Kinney of Canton as the CIR and John Bracey of Canton as the LIR. Bracey also serves as a board trustee. More information about NECAC pro-

grams and services is available by calling Eaton at (573) 228-3969 or visiting the NECAC Lewis County Service at 408 S. Fourth in Canton from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.

United State Bank Graduation Special LaBelle Accident results To Host Open House Planned for May 15 in multiple injuries. United State Bank in Lewistown will have an open house to give people the opportunity to view the new addition at the Lewistown location. The new two story addition will be a wonderful improvement to the downtown Lewistown community. The event is May 4 from 2 to 4 p.m. Refreshments and prizes will be offered. Everyone is invited.

The Press-News Journal is planning the annual graduation section honoring the 2014 graduating students. Forms will be sent to all high school seniors in Canton and Highland schools for the students to fill out about their activities, future plans, etc. Parents and advertisers who would like to acknowledge this special occasion with an ad can contact the Press-News Journal at (573) 288-5668 or email ads@lewispnj.com. Ads that are not from a business must be paid in advance. The deadline will be noon on May 8. This is a great way to congratulate a senior on a job well done and send best wishes for their future.

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The Highland High School Music Department will sponsor its first annual “Miles for Music Education” 5K fun run/walk/cycle event on Saturday, May 10. The 5K scenic course will take participants through the Wakonda State Park in LaGrange, Missouri. Online registration is available on the Highland High School website: http://highlandhs.lewis.k12.mo.us/ Participants of all ages are welcome and are guaranteed a shirt if registered by May 1. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. with a Zumba warm-up to take place prior to start time.

Several people received injuries in an accident that occurred April 26, on Rte. D, one mile south of LaBelle. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol a 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt driven by Brooklyn M. Myers, 19, Knox City, Mo., crossed the centerline and struck a 2007 Chevrolet pickup, driven by Dale E. Hartsock, 37, LaBelle. Mo. After impact the Hartsock vehicle ran off the left side of the roadway and overturned several times. Myers received moderate injuries and was taken to Blessing Hospital, her infant daughter, Amiya Smith, was also taken to Blessing Hospital. Hartsock received serious injuries. Matthew C. Norcross, 23, LaBelle, was ejected from the vehicle and received serious injuries. Kendall O. Zajac, 23, Ursa, Ill., was also ejected from the vehicle and received moderate injuries. Joseph W. Chatfield, 27, LaBelle, was ejected from the vehicle and received serious injuries. Also assisting at the scene was the Lewis County Sheriff ’s Office and Lewis County Fire and Rescue.

A pedestrian, Sydney M. Robb, 21, Warsaw, Ill., received minor injuries when a 1997 Nissan truck, driven by Allen Searson, 38, Canton was making a turn at Monticello street at Hilltop Drive in Canton on April 16.. Robb was transported by Lewis County ambulance to Blessing Hospital. Also assisting at the incident was the Missouri State Highway Patrol and the Canton Police Department.

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AROUND THE COUNTY Annual Mushroom Festival Planned The Lewistown Viking Club will host the sixth annual Mushroom Festival on May 3 at the Lewistown Legion Hall. A meal of pulled pork, potato salad, baked beans and biscuits will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. Karaoke will be available following the meal. A pitch tournament will also take place after the meal. Mushrooms will only be available only if there is an over abundance of the delicacy. The Lewistown Vikings is an organization that was formed with the mission of Taking Pride in our Community. The name is from the former Lewistown mascot and members have purple shirts that carry on the tradition of the old Lewistown School colors. The Vikings have done many things to help the community. They have various fundraisers to support their mission and the group works together along with other community members to help make the community a better place to live. The Vikings have completed some sidewalks projects. The mushroom festival is held each spring and Viking members are in charge of the Business Appreciation Day in September, the club sponsors a fireworks display around the Fourth of July. The club also gives donations to Meals on Wheels and people in need. They encourage everyone to take pride in their community and work together to make it a better place. The group currently has over 40 members. Nathan Childress is the current president. New members and volunteers are always welcome.

The Red Cross will have blood drives at the following area locations in May. Immanuel Methodist Church, Canton, Thursday, May 8, 2014 from 1 to 6 p.m. Mark Twain Casino, LaGrange, Donor Coach outside of Casino Monday, May 26, 2014 from 3 to 7 p.m.

Noel St. Clair of Canton, was the first person with correct guess to last weeks ‘Where in Lewis Co. St. Clair identified the picture as the mouth of Wyaconda River near LaGrange. The photo was taken from a boat on the Mississippi River looking west. United Way of the Mark Twain 2014 Campaign will Can you guess this weeks ‘Where In Lewis have a slogan contest to pick the slogan for the 2014- County’. The correct person to guess first, 2015 campaign. Interested parties should create a slogan gets bragging rights.

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beginnig for ...The United Way. Send entries to United Way of the Mark Twain Area, PO Box 81, Hannibal, Mo. 63401 or email to unitedway@uwmta.us or teresa@uwmta.us Include name, address and phone number. Winnger will receive a cash award and photo opportunity with the 2014 campaign chairman.

Lincoln Days Held In Canton Lewis County Republicans hosted a Lincoln Days luncheon at the Saints Avenue Cafe in Canton on Saturday, April 26. Dozens of local Republicans gathered to meet candidates for US Congress, State Auditor, Governor, Attorney General as well as local legislative and Lewis County courthouse seats. Speakers included Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich, a former United States Ambassador to Afghanistan and Chief of Staff to former United Nations Ambassador John Boulton. Schweich is the first Republican statewide official to run unopposed by a major party in more than 100 years. Catherine Hanaway is the first female Speaker of the Missouri House of Representatives and former United States Attorney under the Bush Administration. Hanaway is the only announced candidate for the race to be Missouri’s next Governor in 2016. Congressman Sam Graves returned to Lewis County to give comments on how the U.S. House is working to reduce the burdens of over regulation by the federal government including the EPA and Obamacare. Graves is seeking re-election to congress in Missouri’s 6th District.

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DEADLINE Among those attending Lincoln Days in Canton on April 26 were: Bonnie Roberson, Michelle Caudill, Craig Redmon, Brian Munzlinger, Catherine Hanaway, Karla Richmond. Rep. Criag Redmon of Lewis County is running unopposed this election cycle. He chairs the House Committee on Appropriations Relations to Agriculture and Natural Resources. Sen. Brian Munzlinger, also of Lewis County, spoke on his work to bring more representation of Northeast Missouri on boards and commissions including the Conserva-

tion Commission. Munzlinger chairs the Senate Committee on Agriculture and is an active leader on gun rights issues. Others included, Michelle Caudill, candidate for Collector of Revenue for Lewis County. Karla Richmond, candidate for the Lewis County Clerk position and Bonnie Roberson, candidate for Lewis County Treasurer. Also running for lo-

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cal Lewis County offices are Laura Logsdon and Brenda Schlager, both for the Recorder of Deeds for Lewis County and Wayne (Fid) Murphy for Presiding Commissioner of Lewis County. To learn more about Lewis County Republicans, contact William (Bill) Steffen at 660-3416865 or email walnuthill@ msn.com.

NECAC to open waiting list for rent-assistance Plan The not-for-profit North East Community Action Corporation (NECAC) has announced it will open its waiting list and take applications for a housing rent-assistance program in 11 Northeast Missouri counties. Applications for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Section 8 Housing Rent-Assistance Program will be taken starting at 8 a.m. May 12 at www.necac.org and at NECAC County Service Centers. The affected counties are Lewis, Lincoln, Macon, Marion, Monroe, Montgomery, Pike, Ralls, Randolph, Shelby and Warren, and are known as the LCPHA 11-County Joint Housing Commission. The 11-member housing commission is made up of one county commissioner from each county, and all serve on the NECAC Board of Directors.

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12-county service area. The agency has not been able to accept applications in the 11-county area since December 2012 because all program vouchers had been issued with all monies allocated. Applicants who meet federal income and other guidelines will be put on a waiting list. Elderly and disabled applicants will be given preference. Once their names reach the top of the list, applicants will receive a renter certificate to search for an apartment, house or mobile home. The certificate holder may use the current place of residence if the landlord agrees to participate in the program. NECAC provides certificate holders with a list of local landlords who participate. The certificate holders are responsible for making contact, applying for and signing an annual lease with the landlord. Potential tenants have 60

days to locate housing. After that time, the certificate becomes void. The amount of the rent subsidy depends upon the individual or family income, size of the family and the unit they select. Preference will be given to families who live or work in the county where they make application, and those who plan to live or work there. Proof of residency must be provided at the time of application. Acceptable forms of proof are Social Security/ SSI award letter, check stubs, current bank statement or utility bills. More information is available by calling or visiting one of the following NECAC County Service Centers in the area: : Lewis County: 408 S. Fourth in Canton (573) 288-3969 and Marion County: 3518 Palmyra Road in Hannibal 573) 221-7166.

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EDITORIAL NEWS IMAGES OF YESTERYEAR Sarah Marie Feldkamp supplied the following information about last week’s yesteryear artcile. She found an article that included the missing names. Miss Feldkamp was invited to attend as a guest of her brother, Norman Feldkamp. The Canton G.I. Farm Training boys each brought their wife or sister to school with them on Saturday morning, April 14. It was a pleasant and profitable half day. Assisting with the morning program were Miss Edna Dell Weinel, Public Health Nurse; Miss Sue Green, County home Extension Agent, and Miss Doris Lauber, District Nutritionist of the State Health department, Macon; Mrs. R.K.Leavitt, Home Economics instructor in Canton High School and Betty Jo Day, secretary in the Farm Training Office. Motion pictures, charts, flannel board and exhibits were used as teaching aids in the program for the ladies. The entire discussion centered around health and nutrition. The boys met in their usual classroom. One very informative exhibit showed two baskets of groceries each containing the same amount of food nutrients. One basket cost $5.00 and athe other basket only $3. At the intermission period both groups met in the high school gymnasium for sandwiches, doughnuts and coffee. These were prepared and served by members of the Home Economics class. G.I. Farm Training classes have been in operation at the Canton High School since July 1946. One class of Korean Veterans is now enrolled with Loyd N. Glaves as instructor. Mr Glaves has been an instructor for the greater part of the time since the program was started. He dropped out for about one year when the enrollment declined after World War II veterans had finished their training, and then came back on the job to take care of the Korean Veterans. Based on reports from the supervising official of Federal Veteran Administration, the G.I. Training program at Canton is one of the most efficient in the state. It is especially strong in the “On Farm Instruction” given to the trainees. In addition to attending classes four hours per week, each trainee spends two two-hour periods per m onth with the instructor on the veteran’s home farm. Also each veteran spends four hours per month in group

Front row: Bob and Doris Franks, J.R. and Dorothy Day, Mrs. Vernon Rayl, Dorothy and James Higbee, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Speer, Ronald Farr, Walter Dochterman, Frank Smith. Second row: Charles Peacock, Vernon Delores Logan, Miss Betty Jo Day, secretary, Norma and Merlyn Earlywine, Dolan and Mary Ann Daggs, Frances and Norman Adams, Vernie Stice, Mrs. Frank Smith (behind), Esther and Lloyd Glaves Third row: Mr. ans Mrs. Bobbie English, Mr. and Mrs Donal Penick, Vernon Rayl (hidden behind Dolan Daggs), Thelma and Walter Adams, Sarah Feldkamp, Rosemary Taylor Fourth row: Jenice and Norman Briscoe, Mary Ann and Bob Otte, Maxine and George Uhlmeyer Jr., Rovene and Kenneth Uhlmeyer, Norman Feldkamp, Bob Taylor.

instruction. In this case several trainees meet together with their instructor to work out some farm problems such as running a terrace, treating pigs for lice, etc. Effective motivation for learning is an ever-present problem, for the teacher in the public school. In the G.I. Farm school it has been found that wives, children and financial obligations are the three most powerful motivating forces. So powerful, in fact, that the students often motivate the instructor instead of the usual procedure. High school students who helped Mrs. Leavitt prepare and serve the food and coffee were Betty Jo Wiskirchen,

Charlotte Brown, Judy Clark, Jackie Mease, Karma Berry, James Horsman and Mickey Zenge. Special Music at the refreshment hour was furnished by the high school trio, Karma Berry, Jackie Mease and Judy Clark, with Mickey at the piano. The Veterans Training Department of the high school thanks everyone who helped make the day a fine success. Pictured are participants of the GI Ag program classes held for returning GIs. Dates were believed to be either 1953 and 1954 or 1956 and 1957. Frank Smith was the teacher. Mr. Smith was a teacher at Canton.

Judge Tom Redington appointed to Knox County Court Second Circuit Presiding Judge Russell Steele has appointed Knox County Associate Circuit Judge Tom Redington to act as the Technology Coordinator for the 2nd Judicial Circuit, which includes Knox, Lewis, and Adair counties. Judge Redington volunteered to undertake these extra responsibilities in addition to his regular duties as Knox County Associate Circuit Judge, and will serve in that capacity for the next two years. “The Missouri Supreme Court has directed the courts of the 2nd Circuit to implement electronic filing of all court documents, starting in 2015,” Steele said, “and Judge Redington is uniquely qualified to lead the 2nd

Circuit into the paperless age. I have also suggested that he undertake a study of the increased use of technology, including the Polycom closed circuit teleconference TV system, to better serve the citizens of the 2nd Circuit.” Judge Redington has experience with electronic filing from his many years as Prosecuting Attorney in Marion County, and has extensive experience using other technology in the court system, including the Polycom teleconference video system. Electronic filing of court documents (e-filing) has been a priority project for the Missouri Supreme Court for some time. The project has been implemented circuit by

circuit, and the 2nd Circuit is scheduled to go “online” in 2015. E-filing is the next extension of the popular “Case.net” system that allows the public to view court cases on the internet. With e-filing, all court documents are filed electronically and are available for viewing via the internet. Judge Redington will coordinate the e-filing planning and implementation process for the 2nd Circuit, including the acquisition of scanners and other needed equipment, as well as the training of the judges, clerks, and attorneys as the system becomes fully operational during 2015. “Training the attorneys may be a bit like herding cats, but by

the end of 2015, we will have e-filing fully up and running,” Redington said with a smile. The Polycom system connects courtrooms to jails, prison facilities, juvenile offices, and other courtrooms throughout the state by closed circuit TV, allowing judges, attorneys, defendants, juveniles and their families, and other citizens to make Court appearances without actually traveling to the courthouse. It is especially helpful to law enforcement officials in avoiding the cost of transporting inmates to and from jails and prisons. Judge Redington will also explore the increased use of the Polycom system in the 2nd Circuit by attor-

neys and their clients in order to avoid attorneys’ travel time, and thus save people unnecessary attorneys’ fees. “If we can use new technology to save people money, while still providing an efficient, working judicial system,

then everyone wins,” said Redington. Judge Redington was appointed by Governor Jay Nixon to succeed retired Judge William Alberty. He and his wife, Marty, reside in Knox City.

Missouri State Highway Patrol Provides Safety Tips For Severe Weather Spring has arrived, and along with it, varying temperatures and weather patterns resulting in thunderstorms, flash flooding, and tornados. The Missouri State Highway Patrol offers these severe weather safety tips: Thunderstorms can include heavy rains, thunder, lightning, tornadoes, straight-line winds, flash floods, and hail. They can form quickly. A typical thunderstorm is 15 miles in diameter and lasts an average of 30 minutes. ALL thunderstorms are dangerous. When they occur, pay attention to weather reports and instructions. Tornados can appear at any time of day, any day of the year. Tornados may form during a thunderstorm. When a Tornado Watch is issued, this

means to stay alert and aware. Watch the sky and listen to weather reports. A Tornado Warning means seek shelter immediately. An interior room without windows on the lowest floor is the safest shelter location. Do not seek shelter in a cafeteria, gymnasium, or other large open room because the roof might collapse. Immediately leave a mobile home to seek shelter in a nearby building. Overpasses are not safe. The construction of an overpass can create a dangerous wind tunnel effect. If you are driving, you should stop and take shelter in a nearby building. If you are driving in a rural area, drive away from the tornado to the closest building. If you cannot get away, seek shelter in a roadside ditch. Protect

yourself from flying debris by covering your head with your arms, a coat, or a blanket. Be prepared to move quickly in case the ditch fills with water. Heavy rain can cause flooding, and spring showers will certainly spawn flash flooding. Never drive through fast-moving waters; even a small amount of fast-moving water can sweep a slow-moving vehicle off the roadway. If your vehicle becomes stuck in rising water, get out quickly and move to higher ground. Respect barriers or barricades put in place by MoDOT. They are there to protect you; don’t go around them! Widely varying temperatures can leave roadways or bridge floors covered with frost. Even though roads appear to be clear, it is important to

slow down and watch for slick areas, especially early in the morning. Temperature changes also cause fog to develop. Drivers need to slow down, turn on their headlights, and be prepared to stop in foggy conditions. Weather conditions requiring the use of windshield wipers are usually those that affect visibility. Motorists are reminded that state law requires them to turn on their vehicle’s headlights any time they are using the windshield wipers. It only takes a second to turn on your vehicle’s headlights. But, that second could make you more visible to other drivers and prevent a traffic crash. No matter what the forecast: If you’re going to be on the water, you need a safe boating plan. During

severe weather, stay off the water. Currents become swift and dangerous. Fixed objects and fast moving water are a bad combination: Don’t go boating in these conditions. Floating debris can easily capsize or sink a boat. After heavy rains, lakes have more debris to watch for. Boaters should always keep an eye on the weather. Hypothermia is also a concern due to rapid weather changes associated with spring. Make sure to take extra clothes and remember that the dangers of hypothermia increase exponentially when temperatures drop. Fog on our lakes and rivers is common during this time of year and results in low visibility. When visibility decreases, boaters need to slow down. No matter what the season: Watch for changes in the

weather. When you hear the thunder in the distance, respond to it. Don’t wait until you see the lightning. Get to shore ... Get to safety. When dangerous weather approaches, whether you are on land or on the water, implement your safety plan, postpone activities, monitor the weather, and get to a safe place. In support of “The Drive To ZERO Highway Deaths,” the Patrol encourages motorists to protect themselves and their passengers by making sure everyone in the vehicle is properly restrained in a seat belt or child restraint. Watercraft operators should ensure that everyone in the vessel is wearing an approved life jacket. Click It 4 Life And Wear It!!

BACKWARD GLANCES Will Return in next weeks issue

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COMMUNITY NEWS Maywood News

By Loretta Bringer

Charilyn Stalder had a fun day on Tuesday. She spent the day with her grandson, Quinn Stalder in Quincy as his mother was out of town. Charilyn had Easter dinner guests of Dennis, Lea Ann, Nick and Jaclyn Waters, Bill Brenda, Quinn, Jay and Meg Stalder and friends Jacob and Joe. Thursday, Pete Fountain accompanied her Mother to Kirksville for a doctor visit. On Friday Katrina, Jeremy and Kaden Hunerkoch came for a weekend visit and that evening Chris, Tracy and Sydney Fountain joined them at Jack and Pete Fountains. It was a beautiful evening and they all enjoyed the campfire with S’mores. On Saturday morning the group met for breakfast and then worked on getting ready for the fish fry at the fire house for Saturday evening. Saturday afternoon Pete, Katrina and Kaden went to the First Baptist Church in Ewing to attend a bridal shower for Rebecca Brightwell. Sunday the Hunerkochs returned home after church and lunch. Daryn and Amy Bowman hosted a 4th birthday party for their daughter, Emily for families and friends. Paul and Irene Durst attended the open house at Bud’s new body shop in Palmyra on Saturday. Loretta Bringer attended the GFWC Woman’s Club luncheon in Hannibal on Tuesday and the Hannibal Regional Hospital Auxiliary luncheon on Friday. Charilyn Stalder was part of a one day mission trip to “Love Packages” in Butler, Il. The group took two church vans and eleven women representing seven churches in the Mt.Salem/Wyaconda Association Baptist Association. They took several boxes of Bibles and Sunday School materials to be sorted and boxed to be sent all over the world. They took lunch and enjoyed the fellowship with other workers and volunteers serving there. They all enjoyed dinner in Springfield on the way home. Charilyn attended the WMU meeting at Edina on Thursday.. Mary and Wayne Snodgrass and Linda Denemark met Paul and Irene Durst Monday evening for pizza. Visitors in the Marvin Bringer home this week were Adam Jones, Bobby and Rachel Shepherd, Evelyn Brink and Gene Trautvetter. Bro. Mark McPike filled the pulpit at South Union Baptist Church on Sunday. We were sorry to learn that Betty Murray, the former Betty Zimmerman from Maywood) remains very ill. The property in Maywood known as “Golden Pond” now has new owners as a result of the sale held on Saturday. Rachel Shepherd and Loretta Bringer helped with mock interviews on Saturday morning for a pageant coming up soon and enjoyed lunch together. A shower was held in the Fellowship Hall of South Union Baptist church for Kristin Rees. It was given by Mrs.Merlin Eisenberg and Kristin and Tim Brown will be married at the church in May.

NEWS

Lewistown News

LaGrange News

By Myrna Hoteling

Who plants a seed beneath the sod, and waits to see, believes in God. On May 3 the running for the roses will take place. The first Kentucky Derby was run in 1875. In 1973 Secretariet won the triple crown. Nancy Howe and Michael Foley entertained family on Easter Sunday. Guests were from Springfield, Edwardsville, Godfrey, Quincy, Iii., and St. Louis. It was the first time the two great grand babies were together. They were a delight. Easter guests of Alice Solter were Riff and Susan Scholz, Judge Richard Scholz of Quincy, Ill. Scott and Branden Dean of Columbia, Mo. A very enjoyable day for all. Brad and Tammy Neil of Palmyra and sons Braxton and Brayden came to the home of Bert and Pat Cottrell this week end. The guys did some yard work while here. Janice Smith is spending a few days visiting her father, Bruce Solter. Weather permitting they along with Alice Solter will go to Keokuk to visit Bruce’s sister Pearl on Monday. Jason and his mother, Scarlett Miller spent time visiting with Joyce Solter, his grandmother on Thursday. Hard to say who had the most fun. Dale and Barbara Jane Hillman long tme friends of Alvin and Mary Vaughn called on them Wednesday. They brought a boquet of flowers to Mary for her birthday. Mary enjoyed the flowers and especially the visit. Early out from school on Wednesday brought Phyllis Heindselman a visit with Jr. Hawkins a neighbor. They enjoyed their time together. On Thursday Phyllis enjoyed visiting with the other retired members from the Medical Clinic. Friday she made a musical happy birthday greeting to her granddaughter, Sheridan. While gathering news Jenny Reid told of her great grandfather, Milton Edward Schork losing his wife with three young children behind. The oldest her great grandfather was 7 and the youngest a child of 18 months. Family and friends helped when they could with the children but Milton used a plank with a blanket on it for the 18 month child when he and the 7 year old went to plow. They would plow one row then the other one would plow the next row with each one checking on the baby when he cam to the rows end. Milton never remarried and did what had to be done to keep his family together. Russ an Mary Hill of Carrolton spent the week end with Bessie Stambaugh. On Saturday evening they were joined by Dave and Dianna Stambaugh, Mike and Virginia Carpenter, Ed and Pat Stambaugh, Aren, Kim and Brodk Schneider and Edith Schmuck. An enjoyable feast and lots of visiting made for a wonderful day.

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By Erma Dee A Sunday afternoon wind storm caused a tree to fall on the house of Jeremy and Regina Dredge. Workers quickly covered the damaged roof with tarps and we hope it sufficient to keep the rain out. No other town damage was reported to Erma Dee Jones. On Thursday evening Regina Dredge was a guest speaker at the LaGrange Lions Club meeting. Regina is a Democratic candidate for County Clerk of Lewis County. Saturday, Regina and Jeremy Dredge and children, Cody and Shailee enjoyed the Maywood Fish Fry sponsored by the Maywood Fire Department. Donnette Carter Denise Goodwin had an informative week at Jefferson City attending the County Collectors Conference. Subjects covered in the four day sessions included legislative issues, state auditors, bankruptcy, Sunshine laws and other information. Saturday, David and Denise Goodwin went to Maywood for the Fire Department’s Fish Fry. At Park United Methodist Church in Lewistown, “Holy Sunday” was celebrated. Rev. Clayton Peak sang and played several numbers on his banjo and the sermon was interspersed with jokes and puns throughout the service. Rev. Peak and his wife live in Hannibal and she is also a minister. Erma Dee Jones has been house bound all week due to a fall she took in her home. Thankfully it was bruises and sprains and not broken bones. Thought for the Day: God never told us we would not have trials and suffering., but He did say He would go through them with us.

NEWS

of Clubs and Organizations

CWF Meets

The La Belle Community CWF held their regular monthly meeting April 5, at the La Belle Fire Station, with the following present: Margaret Miller, Judy Pitford, Lois Parrish, Lucille Noble, Betty Robertson, Ida Byers, Ottie Lewis and Sue Sharp. Margaret opened with prayer. Lucille mentioned the area churches would be presenting a re-enactment of The Last Supper for Good Friday service to be held at the Assembly of God Church. Judy gave the lesson from Psalm 116:7, Genesis 3:2-4 and I John1:7 with the focus on thanksgiving. Everyone is to bring cookies to the next meeting, May 3, to be taken to the teachers at the Highland schools. Everyone is welcome to attend. Betty Robertson closed with prayer.

P.O. Box 227, Canton,

Recycled Art of Clubs and Organizations

Bluff Springs UMW The Bluff Springs United Methodist Women met at the church on March 26. The meeting was called to order by Dorothy Higbee, President, with a reading and led the call to prayer and the program with all taking part. Elaine Gorrell read the Prayer Calendar. The district meeting was scheduled for April 5 with some members planning to attend. Members were reminded to send Easter cards to a missionary. An invitation was received to attend Canton UMW salad luncheon. Spiritual Life Closing was given by Rose Morehouse. The program books were made out for 2014. Present were: Nancy Barry, Elaine Gorrell, Vickie Gorrell, Dorothy Higbee, DeLorus Leftwich, Rose Morehouse and Gloria Williams.

The Canton Area Arts Council and the Canton Recycling Center sponsored the Recycle into Art Contest on April 22, at the 4th Street Warehouse located at 112 N Fourth Street. The contest encouraged individuals to use items that would normally go into a landfill to create an attractive piece of art. The display viewing continues on May 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sunday May 4 from 1 to 3 p.m. The public is invited to view the recycled art

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Private/Semi Private Rooms Specialized Care unit for Alzheimer’s Residents Short -Term Rehabilitative Services Medicare/Medicaid Certified Physical, Occupational & Speech Therapy Terminal Care with Compassion

National Lineman’s Appreciation Day “Thank you” to a hard working REC lineman crew

Life Is Beautiful Life Is Friendship Life Is Family

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COMMUNITY NEWS Highland Holds Fine Arts and Humanities Night May 2 Highland High School will have their annual Humanities Night on Friday May 2 from 5-7 p.m.. The public is invited to come enjoy refreshments and support the local Art and Wood Shop students. Their artwork and

Lay’s Celebrate 40 Years of Marriage

woodworking will be on displayed in the High School gym. This will also be the first night of the Ag. Department plant sales. The public is invited to attend and view the talented works.

DANNY AND JOYCE LAY Danny and Joyce Lay celebrated 40 years of marriage with a gathering of family and friends at the Eagles Lodge in Canton. The couple were married April 20, 1974 at Ten Mile Baptist Church. Mr. Lay is the son of Doris and the late Donald Lay. Mrs. Lay is the daughter of Ruby and the late Alvin Schnelle. They are the parents of Aaron Lay and

ART BY ABBEY GERVELER

his wife Jaime, Wesley Lay and his wife Lindsey, Adam Lay and Kalyn Brumbaugh and her husband Jeremy. They have six grandchildren Karsen, Konner, Kaydence, Laiten, Lilyana, and Ryleigh. Danny Lay is employed Titian Wheel in Quincy and Joyce works at Charles Industries in Canton. They both enjoy spending their free time with their family and friends.

ART BY SHELBI NELSON Humanities Night will be held at Highland High School on May 2. Several student have created wonderful artwork and projects. These three pieces were created by senior students.

ART BY LAURA MURPHY

Durham United Methodist Church 28958 Abell Street, Durham, MO

Highland High School Greenhouse

Friday, May 2

Bedding Plant Sale

Serving begins at 4:30 pm

Vegetables, Herbs and Flowers, Hanging Basket

Fish, fried potatoes, baked beans, applesauce, desserts & drinks.

Friday, May 2nd 3:30-7:00 p.m. Saturday, May 3rd 8:00 a.m. - Noon Friday, May 9th 3:30-7:00 p.m. Saturday, May 10th 8:00 a.m. - Noon

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MOTHER’S DAY! Check next weeks issue of the Press-News Journal for a listing of our Mother’s Day Special

time Mildred Raleigh will be ‘108’ on May 5th

Drawing ends May 27th, 2014 I would also like to say that it has been my personal pleasure serving you all as your floral designer and I look forward to serving you in that capacity for many more years to come!

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Family & friends are invited to celebrate ♥ Gift certificates available!

on Sunday, May 4 from 2-4 p.m. at the Lewis Co. Nursing Home.

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Please send cards to: Mildred Raleigh Lewis Co. Nursing Home PO Box 266, Canton MO 63435

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SOCIAL NEWS EARTH DAY DISPLAY

YOUTH TURKEY HUNTER

Sandy Eccles, a well known local artist, had several displays on her fence at her residence at 516 Clark Street, Canton, educating the public about Earth Day and the effects of pollution on our environment. Ms. Eccles will continue to have the exhibit through the summer. Everyone is invited to drive or walk by to see the display. (Photo by Karin Althoff )

CANTON FERRY CLOSED

Toby Moss, 13, La Grange, shot his very first turkey during youth turkey season this year in rural Scotland County. The tom weighed 19.5 pounds, had 2 beards, one being 10”, and 3/4 inch spurs.

Send us photos of recent area events or a great nature shot for our Social News page! Please make sure your photos are at least 300 dpi, and also send us a note (Cutline/caption) indicating who or what is in the photo. Send your photos to ads@lewispnj.com or P.O. Box 227, Canton, MO 63435. Sorry, any photos sent via the mail (USPS) can only be returned if you submit a self addressed stamped envelope.

A long tradition of transportation for some residents and farmers closed recently. The ferry at one time transported many cars and trucks across the river and will be missed by many residents. (Photo by Karin Althoff )

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HELP WANTED

WANTED

FOR SALE

NAVY RESERVE.

SOMEONE TO BALE hay for shares. 660-341-8185 17-19*

SQUARE bales straw 573655-4463 18-23*

WILL PICK UP FREE of charge refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, washers & dryers. Eddie Vice 573-288-3265 18-20*

8 YEAR OLD red dun gelding gentle, broke to ride, 573-655-4693. 16-18*

Serve part-time. No military exp needed. Paid training & potential sign-on bonus. Great benefits. Retirement. Call Mon-Fri 800-777-6289

HELP WANTED

JOB AVAILABLE Position available for grain elevator operations @ Ursa Farmers Cooperative Gregory Landing Location. Duties would include general maintenance, mechanical, barge loading & operation of grain handling equipment. This position pays an hourly wage with benefits. Full-time 40 hours per week with additional overtime as needed to perform duties. Please send resume to (RR1 Box 135, Canton, MO 63435) or apply in person. 660-754-6411. 17tf

FULL-TIME POSITION LaBelle Manor Care Center has a full-time position open in the business office. Must have knowledge in Accounts payable, and Accounts receivable, Medicare & Medicaid billing, and employment payroll. The applicant must also have basic knowledge of accounting, healthcare, and general office procedures, and be capable of communicating clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing, with peers, supervisors, payers, patients, other departments, etc. Education and training: High school diploma or equivalent experience minimum of 2 years, clerical experience and or post-high school education, preferred experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, Quickbooks, and other office software. Other qualifications: Excellent written and verbal communication skills, excellent typing skills. For information or application please call (660) 213-3988 or stop by the business office 8 am - 4 pm Monday - Frinw18/19 day. EOE MFHV

REAL ESTATE Bill Fretwell, Broker / MO : 573-767-5436 BillF@FretwellLand.com Susan Adam, Sales / MO: 660.342.2773 SusanA@FretwellLand.com Craig Myers, Sales / MO: 660.341.9305 CraigM@FretwellLand.com Jennifer Wood, Sales / MO: 217.257.8812 JenniferW@FretwellLand.com Office: 573-767-5436 109 East Lafayette, Monticello, MO

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USED GARDEN TILLERS, rear and front tine. Many to choose from. All sizes, Kahoka Mo. 660-216-1809 13-24*

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3 BEDROOM home, 2 car-garage on 2 lots in LaGrange. Call 217-430-1805. 18*

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100% WOOD HEAT, no worries. Keep your family safe and warm with a OUTDOOR WOOD FURNACE from Central Boiler. Campen Heating & A/C 573-288-8966

Agricultural - Recreational - Commercial - Residential Investment Opportunities! Canton: 2-bed, 1-bath, all appliances & some furniture convey, movein ready – call Jennifer at 217.257.8812. LaBelle: 3-4 bed bungalow with many updates, rental potential, asking $28,800 - call Craig at 660.341.9305 LaBelle: 3-bed, 1.5 bath in country with attached garage and 2 sheds, asking $39,400 – call Jennifer at 217.257.8812. Steffenville: 2-bed, 1-bath on 1.3 acres with detached garage, asking $20,000 – call Jennifer at 217.257.8812. Hunter’s Retreat: 30 secluded acres with plenty of deer sign and two deer blinds convey – call Jennifer at 217.257.8812.

WWW.FRETWELLLAND.COM

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1 BEDROOM house for rent in LaGrange. Stove and refrigerator furnished. Washer/Dryer hookups. No Pets. $400 month 217-430-4681 or 660-341-0040. 15 tf STORAGE UNITS - available in LaGrange starting at $30.00 per month. 573655-4457. 1tf 1 BDRM APT, upstairs, 200 N 5th, $375/plus deposit, Electric & Water not furnished. NO PETS/NO SMOKING 573-288-8966 13 tf 3 BDRM , 1 1/2 baths, 2 car attached garage in lewis Co. 319-256-3750. 17-19* 1 BDRM , $380 plus deposit, utilities furnished, NO pets, 573-288-8966 17tf

LaBelle Sr. Housing 1 bedroom, well-kept apartments for rent, income based rent, includes utilities, refrigerator and range. Quiet atmosphere. On site laundry facilities. Contact Amy Parrish, P.O. Box 169, LaBelle, MO 63447

LaBelle Senior Housing 660-213-4012

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713 Clark St; Thu. 2-6 pm & Fri. 9-? Girls, boys, men’s, women’s clothes, household items, furniture, toys, elliptical.

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523 N 7th St; Fri. 8 am - 2 pm, Sat. 8 am - noon. Small table w/4 chairs, artifical flowers, foam queen mattress, bird feeder, patio furniture, folding step stool, lg. Christmas tree, TV stand, glass ware, etc.

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504 South 3rd; Sat. 8 am - ?; 3 Family yard sale, lots of misc. items.

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1405 Wyaconda Ave; Sat. 8 am - 1 pm; Household & Kitchen items, Ladies sml., men’s XLT clothes, recliner and much more.

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Martin Park East Shelter House; Sat. 8 am - 2 pm; Baby changing table, TV trays, clothes - kids to adult sizes, scrubs, books, knick knacks, etc. All proceeds benefit Bash Cancer - Lewis Co Relay for Life.

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713 College; Sat. 7 am - 1 pm; Good stuff, general household plunder, vintage collectables, prom dresses.

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809 Lewis Street; Sat. time?; Plus size clothing, luggage, shoes, books and lots of misc.

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105 N 5th; Sat. 7 - 11:30 am; Kids toys & clothing, women’s clothing, household items, electronics, much, much more.

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516 Clark; Fri. 3 pm - ?, Sat. 8 am - 3 pm; Blender, glassware, dish ware, small furniture, picture frames, art work, eclectic mix of decor items - yard art pieces.

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Re-New-All parking lot 3,4, 5; Fri. 8 am - ?, Sat. 8 am - ?; Entertainment centers, records, furniture, hunting equipment, dishes, Nintendo Gameboy. Big sale lots of goodies.

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1402 & 1403 McRoberts; Sat. time?; Moving sale, mower, banquet tables, futon, bike, fishing & archery items, lots & lots of stuff. CANCELLED IF RAIN.

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204 N 4th St - by Pierce Trucking; Fri. 1 - 6 pm, Sat. 9 am - 1 pm; Lots of $.25 - $.50 items, Women’s shirts $.50, Kids Shoes, kids clothes, curtains, lots misc. Proceeds benefit Relay for Life.

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305 Lewis St - Kountry Skillet; Sat. 8 - ?; Lot’s of great items, must see!

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515 Lewis St. (on the edge of Re-Nu All’s Lot); Sat. time ? ;We will have Maidrites, hot dogs, drinks & desserts. Club members have many nice household items. And lot’s of baked goods to sell. Please support us.

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1501 Wyaconda Ave.; Sat. 7:30 am - 12:30 pm; 8-track tapes, old teddy bear, 8’ blue truck topper, DVD’s, necklaces, Avon bottles, old radios, portable fire safes, 1 antique and 1 Zig Zag Singer sewing machine, 30 piece Autumn leaf jewel tea set, burp cloths, men & women clothes, baby bath tub, Disney baby swing w/ stroller, H.H,G and stuff you can’t live without.

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610 Bland St - in alley - rain or shine; Sat. 8 am - noon; Annual Plant Sale sponsored by LaGrange Garden Club.

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610 Bland St. - in alley - rain or shine; Fri. 2 - 6 pm, Sat. 8 am - noon; Yamaha golf cart, wood changing table, white round table w/2 chairs, golf balls, drafting table, full/queen bed frame, glass centerpiece bowls, lots of misc. stuff you need.

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707 Grant St; Sat. 7 am - ?; All kinds of fishing rods & reels, tackle, chain saw & misc.

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31265 170th St. Go to Eagles Lodge, follow road left, 3rd house on left; Sat. 8 am noon; Lots of misc. Great Deals!!

YARD SALE GARAGE SALE, 17937 310th Ave., Canton (aka seven hills) Sat. 8 - ? ; boys bike, microwave, TV, tools, maternity clothes, glass top coffee table, men’s, women’s & kids clothes. 18+

Rt P & A Yard Sales

N Marion Cty #6 to A to P 5 miles S of Durham/Ewing More info 573-406-7214

Six new tires in 2012, new fuel pump, mechanically sound. Lots of storage inside and underneath in the basement. Have original manuals.

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1999 Itasca Sunrise SE Class A, 32’ motorhome, 70xxx miles, 7.4L gasoline Chevrolet chassis, auto transm., air, cruise, AM/FM/CD, front and rear TV’s w/updated roof antenna, front & rear roof AC units, queen bed, sofa sleeper, 5 kw Onan generator, microwave, propane gas range w/oven, refrigerator w/freezer, bathroom w/ separate shower.

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30833 MAGNOLIA AVE, DURHAM, May 2 & 3, 8 am - ?; Salt/pepper shakers, antiques and lots of misc. 18*

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3 FAMILY GARAGE SALE, 712 Clark, Canton, 8 am ?; craft items, kids & adult clothes, toys, lots of stuff. 18*

Always garaged by all owners, non-smoker. Very clean inside and out. Asking $22,000 o.b.o. if interested call Ray Job, Canton,Mo at 573-288-5597

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606 Bland St., Canton Sat. May 3 ~ 7 am -? 3-4 bedroom bungalow style house for sale by owner. Boat trolling motor, Nascar stuff, knick knacks, household items, adult clothes, boys up to 5T, girls up to 6 mo., something for everyone!

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AUCTION / FOR THE RECORD

SPARK AUCTION S Sale Every Friday 6 p.m. 573/ 406-8787 Now Taking Consignment

Lewis Co. C-1 School District is Accepting Bids for 65 Desktop Computers Please visit www.lewis.k12.mo.us for bid specs Bids need to be returned to: Lewis Co. C-1 School District, Attn: Susan Moore 21504 State Hwy 6, Lewistown, MO 63452

Advertisement for Bids Separate sealed Bids for the construction of Water System Improvements.

750 Rt C., LaGrange Mo

Dick Zahn Estate & More Truck, Guitar & Gun 1996 Ford Ranger ext. cab 1 owner, 1956 Mavton Guitar, Smith & Wesson US Army Mod. 1917 45 cal. Revolver, Violin.

Collectables

will be received by City of LaBelle, Mo., at the office of 309 State Street, PO Box 51, LaBelle MO 63447 until 2:00 p.m. local time May 15, 2014 and then at said office publicly opened and read aloud. The Contract Documents may be examined at the following location(s): City of LaBelle, 309 State Street, PO Box 51, LaBelle MO 63447; Bartlett & West 1719 Southridge Drive , Suite 100, Jefferson City, MO 65109.

9’ bench, 6’ bench, sofa table, oak side table, 2 oak hutches, #10 crock, #12 crock, 3 crock bowls, small crock, 41” x 21” leaded stain glass, 8 Zippo lighters, Ben Franklin BB pistol, 2-case xx 5” pocket knives, Case xx dagger, Nier oil lantern made in Germany, Quick meal enamle gas stove (old), lots of nice paintings most of them on oil canvas.

Copies of the Contract Documents may be obtained at the issuing office, Bartlett & West located at 1719 Southridge Drive , Suite 100, Jefferson City, MO 65109 upon payment of $150.00 for each set. A refund of $75.00 will be given for each set returned in good condition within 30 days after the opening of bids.

Furniture

A pre-bid conference will be held at 1:00 p.m. on May 6, 2014, at City Hall, City of LaBelle, MO, 309 State Street, PO Box 51, LaBelle MO 63447.

Maytag Neptune washer & dryer, queen bed w/memory foam mattress less than 4 months old, chest of drawers, dresser w/mirror, dinette & 4 chairs, Technics home stereo, Whirlpool freezer, drop leafe tables, 5 nice sofa outfits, 2 cedar chests, 50 pieces of furniture.

Misc. tools Springfield tiller, Stihl FS 120 weedeater, Stihl 028 chainsaw, tread plate toolbox, lawn trailer, lawn roller, battery charger, Stihl 024 chainsaw, Delta miter saw, Stihl FS-36 weed eater, push mower, Homelite saw, air compressor, hand tools, chains, work bench, hand grinder, 15 gal. sprayer tank, fishing poles, several nice fiberglass ladders.

This is a very large auction. Make sure to look at the pictures on our website. To consign or do estate sales call: Jesse Sparks 573-406-8787

LAND, RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE & PERSONAL PROPERTY AUCTION AM

Sale held at the Clark Co Fairgrounds, Kahoka, MO

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Marketable Timber, Hunting, Rural Building Site Lying in Sections 26 and 35, Twp.65N, R7W. 1 mile off Hwy 136 between Kahoka and Wayland, MO.

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Lewis County Road & Bridge Driveway Culvert Policy The following policy is being adopted by the County regarding driveway culverts. We are trying to minimize the damage caused to roads by undersized or improperly maintained culverts. All driveway culverts must be a minimum of 12” diameter. The Road & Bridge Supervisor must be notified when a new culvert is laid or an old culvert Is replaced. This also includes any other type of new driveway entrance. The public can purchase metal culverts from the County as long as the driveway is along the County right of way. The County will install and cover a culvert free of charge along the county right of way when the culvert is purchased from our office. If needed, the landowner will be responsible to provide rock or dirt at site to cover the culvert at the time of installation. Landowner may purchase rock from the County. County will haul free of charge at time of installation. It will be the landowner’s responsibility to ensure that the ends of the culvert are open and free of obstructions to allow for proper drainage. The County will maintain the road ditches around the culvert. The County retains the right to remove a culvert at their discretion if the culvert is not working properly or if the culvert is less than 12” in diameter. 1st Pub. May 1, 2014

Also selling a 2 Bedroom Ranch Style Home w/ 2 Car Garage, oversize city parcel of land located at 108 Lake St, Wayland, MO

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Also Selling a Large lifetime accumulation of collectibles, Antiques, Glassware, Household, Tools, Lawn Related and more

2 BR/ 112 State St, Labelle, MO: $31,500

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2 BR Home w/ Apartment/ 301 Cooper, Wayland, MO: $79,900

Marilyn & the late Donald Kelly, Seller

4 BR Home/ 855 West Elm St, Kahoka, MO: $125,000

4 BR Home/ 452 W. Thompson, Kahoka, MO: $74,900

4 BR/ 2 Bath Home/ Rural Clark Co, MO: $69,500 2 Lake Front Lots w/ Cabin / Lake of Oaks: $55,000

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60 +/- Acres, 32 +/- Tillable / Clark Co, MO: $192,000 9.7 +/- Acres/ 3 BR Home/ Rural Kahoka, MO: $795,000 3 BR/2 Bath Home/ 3.8 AC/ Rural Clark Co, MO: $99,500 110.5 +/- Acres / Clark Co, MO: $2,950 per acre 3 BR Home / 252 Whiston, Kahoka, MO: $89,900 4 BR Home/ 223 Locust, Wyaconda, MO: $35,000 2 Lots/ Lake View/ Lake of the Oaks: $10,000 4 +/- AC / 3 BR Home / Rural Clark Co, MO: $89,900 Commercial Building / 288 E Main, Kahoka, MO: $82,000 3 BR/ 518 W Commercial, Kahoka, MO: $139,000 308 +/- Acres / Clark Co, MO: $2,500 per acre Residential Building Lots/ W. Edge, Kahoka, MO: $18,500-$23,000 each 3 BR/ 3 Bath / 3.7 +/- AC, Timberlane Estates, Kahoka, MO: $229,000

7 ACRES M/L 7 Acres +/- Improved by a 3348 Sq’ (2730 Sq’ living space), 2-3 bedroom home, Attatched 2 car garage, additional 1500 sq’ pole building. Lying along Hwy 6- 1 mile SE of Lewistown and 5 miles NW of Ewing MO

9.5 +/- Acres/ 3 BR Home / Rural Clark Co, MO: $225,000 Building Lot / 374 E. Main, Kahoka, MO: $9,995 37.8 +/- Acres / Clark Co, MO: $129,500 40 +/- Acres / Clark Co, MO: $2,450 per acre 4 BR, 3 Bath Home / 543 N. Morgan, Kahoka, MO: $179,000 58.8 +/- Acres / Clark County, MO: $159,500 12 Unit Storage Facility / St Francisville, MO: $39,000 2 BR Home/ 1 1/2 Story/ 472 W College, Kahoka, MO: $59,900

Also selling: Antiques, Collectibles, Household, Dolls, Sewing misc and much more!

3 +/- Acres / Clark Co, MO: $21,500 Monty McAfee

Georgia Mae Felter, Seller

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IN THE 2ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COURT, LEWIS COUNTY, MISSOURI PROBATE Fred L. Westhoff, Judge In the Estate of ) George E. )Case No. Campen, )14LE) PR00016 Deceased ) NOTICE OF LETTERS TESTAMENTARY GRANTED (Independent Administration)

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To All Persons Interested in the Estate of George E. Campen, Decedent: On 17 Apr. 2014, the last will of the decedent having been admitted to probate, the following individual was appointed the personal representative of the estate of George E. Campen, decedent, by the Probate Division of the Circuit Court of Lewis County, Missouri. The personal representative may administer the estate independently without adjudication, order, or direction of the Probate Division of the Circuit Court, unless a petition for supervised administration is made to and granted by the court. The name, business address and phone number of the personal representative is: Marilyn L. Campen, 18504 State Highway P, Canton MO 63435; 573-288-5546. The personal representative’s attorney’s name, business address and phone number is: Neil Fording Maune Jr., 2801 St. Marys Avenue, PO Box 962, Hannibal MO 63401; 573-221-3225.

IN THE 2ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COURT, LEWIS COUNTY, MISSOURI PROBATE Fred L. Westhoff, Judge In the Estate of ) Janeen )Case No. Faye Bradley, )14LE) PR00014 Deceased ) NOTICE OF LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION GRANTED (Supervised Administration)

To All Persons Interested in the Estate of Janeen Faye Bradley, Decedent: On 07 APR 2014, the following individual was appointed the personal representative of the estate of Janeen Faye Bradley, decedent, by the Probate Division of the Circuit Court of Lewis County, Missouri. The personal representative’s business address and phone number is: Lorin Sayres, 411 Central Street, LaBelle MO 63447; 660-216-9220 The personal representative’s attorney’s name, business address and phone number is: Wallace W. Trosen Jr., One Crown Drive, Suite 102, PO Box 267, Kirksville, MO 63501-0267; 660-665-4070 All creditors of said decedent are notified to file claims in court within six months from the date of the first publication of this notice or if a copy

All creditors of said decedent are notified to file claims in court within six months from the date of the first publication of this notice or if a copy of this notice was mailed to, or served upon, such creditor by the personal representative, then within two months from the date it was mailed or served, whichever is later, or be forever barred to the fullest extent permissible by law. Such six-month period and such two-month period do not extend the limitation period that would bar claims one year after the decedent’s death, as provided in Section 473.444, RSMo, or any other applicable limitation periods. Nothing in Section 473.033, RSMo, shall be construed to bar any action against a decedent’s liability insurance carrier through a defendant ad litem pursuant to Section 537.021, RSMo. Date of the decedent’s death: 01-March-2014 Date of first publication: 24 April-2014 /s/Jan Geisendorfer Jan Geisendorfer Circuit Clerk Receipt of this notice by mail should not be construed by the recipient to indicate that the recipient necessarily has a beneficial interest in the estate. The nature and extent of any person’s interest, if any, can be determined from the files and records of this estate in the Probate Division of the above referenced Circuit Court 1st Pub. April 24, 2014

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of this notice was mailed to, or served upon, such creditor by the personal representative, then within two months from the date it was mailed or served, whichever is later, or be forever barred to the fullest extent permissible by law. Such six-month period and such two-month period do not extend the limitation period that would bar claims one year after the decedent’s death, as provided in Section 473.444, RSMo, or any other applicable limitation periods. Nothing in Section 473.033, RSMo, shall be construed to bar any action against a decedent’s liability insurance carrier through a defendant ad litem pursuant to Section 537.021, RSMo. Date of the decedent’s death: 26-Sept. 2013 Date of first publication: 17 Apr. 2014 /s/Jan Geisendorfer Jan Geisendorfer Circuit Clerk Receipt of this notice by mail should not be construed by the recipient to indicate that the recipient necessarily has a beneficial interest in the estate. The nature and extent of any person’s interest, if any, can be determined from the files and records of this estate in the Probate Division of the above referenced Circuit Court 1st Pub. April 17, 2014

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FOR THE RECORD Taking Roofing bids Canton Senior Housing taking bids for small roofing project, knowledge of new metal roofing a help, also taking bids for concrete/sidewalk repairs. Please contact Manager, Donna Blickhan at 573-2885838. 1st Pub. May 1, 2014 1t

Your Right To Know IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF LEWIS COUNTY, MISSOURI Probate Division In the Estate of ) Jennie Mae )Case No. Florea, )13LE) PR00047 Deceased ) NOTICE OF FILING OF FINAL SETTLEMENT AND PETITION FOR DISTRIBUTION To All Persons Interested in the Estate of Jennie Mae Florea, Deceased:

You are hereby notified that the undersigned Personal Representative will file a Final Settlement and Petition for determination of the persons who are the successors in interest to the personal/real property of the decedent and of the extent and character of their interest therein and for distribution of such property, in the Probate Division of the Circuit Court of Lewis County, Missouri, on June 2, 2014, or as may be continued by the Court, and that any objections or exceptions to such Final Settlement or Petition or any item thereof must be in writing and filed within twenty (20) days after the filing of such Final

NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE

described as follows: Commencing at a stone at the Northeast corner of the Southwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of said Section Twentyfive (25); thence South 00 degrees, 41 minutes and 35 seconds West along the East line of said quarter quarter Section 17.63 feet to an iron pin marking the point of beginning; thence continuing along said East line South 00 degrees, 41 minutes and 35 seconds West, 1299.50 feet to an iron pin at the Southeast corner of said quarter quarter Section; thence along the South line of said quarter quarter Section South 89 degrees, 25 minutes and 21 seconds West, 1043.90 feet to a point in the centerline of County Road #509 from which an iron pin bears North 89 degrees, 25 minutes and 21 seconds East, 39.65 feet; thence along said centerline the following courses: North 50 degrees, 20 minutes and 19 seconds East, 363.82 feet; thence North 32 degrees, 01 minute and 53 seconds East 72.90 feet; thence North 06 degrees, 23 minutes and 09 seconds East, 49.39 feet; thence North 14 degrees, 31 minutes and 41 seconds West, 53.44

For default of the indebtedness secured by Deed of Trust dated February 26, 2007, executed by Jerran Geisendorfer and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of Lewis County, Missouri, on March 15, 2007, in Book 507 at Page 2289+ as Document Number 200700000351, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will, on May 23, 2014 between the hours of 9:00 o’clock a.m. and 5:00 o’clock p.m., and more particularly at the hour of 10:00 a.m., at the north front door of the Lewis County Courthouse, in the City of Monticello, County of Lewis, State of Missouri, sell the following described real estate at public vendue to the highest bidder for cash for the purpose of satisfying the indebtedness, costs and expenses as provided in said Deed of Trust: A tract of land being a part of a tract of land described in Deed Book 285, at page 761, Lewis County records, said tract of land being part of the Southwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of Section Twenty-five (25), Township Sixtyone (61) North, Range Eight (8) West, Lewis County, Missouri, and being more particularly

Settlement. /s/David M. Brown David M. Brown Attorney 215 North Main Street PO Box 218 Edina, MO 63537 (660) 397-2218 /s/Larry Davis Larry Davis Personal Representative 15638 100th Ave LaBelle, MO 63447 (660) 462-3301 1st Pub. May 1, 2014

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feet; thence North 34 degrees, 10 minutes and 53 seconds West, 55.62 feet; thence North 47 degrees, 20 minutes and 10 seconds West, 69.76 feet; thence North 52 degrees, 03 minutes and 47 seconds West, 312.93 feet; thence North 37 degrees, 37 minutes and 11 seconds West, 109.22 feet; thence North 18 degrees, 46 minutes and 54 seconds West, 403.76 feet; thence North 12 degrees, 25 minutes and 52 seconds West, 149.57 feet to a point in said centerline from which an 2 iron pin bears North 89 degrees, 21 minutes and 38 seconds East, 25.00 feet; thence leaving said centerline North 89 degrees, 21 minutes and 38 seconds East, 1307.03 feet to the point of beginning. Containing 30.6 acres, more or less, and subject to any easements or restrictions of record or not of record, if any, as per Survey #99-669 in November of 1999 of Harold R. Crane, L.S. 1111 – Missouri. /s/Donald M. Bastian Donald M. Bastian Substitute Trustee PO Box 1316 Hannibal, MO 63401 Phone: (573) 221-7099 1st Pub. May 1, 2014

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Accepting Bids for building The City of LaGrange is accepting bids up till 5:00 p.m. on May 12, 2014 for an 8 x 8 building. For more information contact LaGrange City Hall at 573-6554301.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF LEWIS COUNTY, MISSOURI Probate Division In the Estate of ) Arthur Winfield)Case No. Florea, )13LE) PR00046 Deceased ) NOTICE OF FILING OF FINAL SETTLEMENT AND PETITION FOR DISTRIBUTION To All Persons Interested in the Estate of Arthur Winfield Florea, Deceased:

Obituary ANTON R. KOZELICHKI Anton R. Kozelichki, 21, of Alexis, Ill., died April 24, 2014 at St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria, ILL. Anton was born May 24, 1992 in Galesburg, IL, the son of Anthony “Tony” D. and Linda S. (Copeland) Kozelichki. He was raised and educated in Alexis, IL. He attended ICS and graduated from United High School in 2010. Anton was a senior at Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Mo where he was to graduate in May. He was a member of the Gerlaw Christian Church. While in High School he played football, baseball and ran track. He played football for 2 years at Culver-Stockton College before becoming the radio voice for Wildcat Football the past 2 years. While at Culver-Stockton he was a Community Assistant, Student Government Association Representative and a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He also worked in the Admissions Department giving tours, making phone calls and meeting with prospective students. Anton truly enjoyed everything about being a Culver-Stockton College Wildcat. He was an ardent fan of the Chicago Cubs, Bears, and Blackhawks. Survivors include his parents, Tony and Linda Kozelichki of Alexis; his sister, Caitlin Kozelichki of Alexis; maternal grandparents, David and Ruth Copeland of East Moline, IL; paternal grandmother, Shirley Kozelichki of Canton, IL; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Rudy Kozelichki and his aunt, Carla Kozelichki. Memorial services were held April 27, 2014 at United Sr. High School, 1905 100th St. Monmouth, IL. Anton’s family requested that friends wear the colors of Anton’s favorite teams, Chicago Cubs, Bears, Blackhawks, Notre Dame, Culver-Stockton Wildcats, and United Red Storm. A prayer gathering was held Thursday evening on the Culver-Stockton campus for students, faculty and staff and a memorial was planned on campus at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 29 in the Charles Field House. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Gerlaw Christian Church or Culver-Stockton College, Canton, Mo. Press-News Journal, May 1, 2014

You are hereby notified that the undersigned Personal Representative will file a Final Settlement and Petition for determination of the persons who are the successors in interest to the personal/real property of the decedent and of the extent and character of their interest therein and for distribution of such property, in the Probate Division of the Circuit Court of Lewis County, Missouri, on June 2, 2014, or as may be continued by the Court, and that any objections or exceptions to such Final Settle¬ment or Petition or any item thereof must be in writing and filed within twenty (20) days after the filing of such Final

Settlement. /s/David M. Brown David M. Brown Attorney 215 North Main Street PO Box 218 Edina, MO 63537 (660) 397-2218 /s/Larry Davis Larry Davis Personal Representative 15638 100th Ave LaBelle, MO 63447 (660) 462-3301 1st Pub. May 1, 2014

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ROAD WORK NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Bids will be received electronically by the Commission until 11:00 o’clock a.m. (prevailing local time) on 05/23/2014 for the project(s) listed below. Electronic bids must be submitted through “Bid Express Secure Internet Bidding” at www.bidx.com. Paper bid bonds shall be addressed to and received by:

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Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission Attention: State Design Engineer/Bid Bond, 105 West Capitol Avenue, Jefferson City, MO 65102

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The proposed work includes: Job J2S3053 Route 16 LEWIS County. ADA improvements from 0.2 miles east of Route 61 to Route B in Canton, the total length of improvement being 0.962 miles. EWING

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Kit Taylor Farm 1-4-15* G & L Glasgow 1-7-15* Dorothy M./Howard F. Higbee Farms 3-17-15* Crawford/Oliver Farms 5-8-14* Hardin Far m 6-15-15* Farm of Seldon and Mary Logsdon 7-30-14* Fenway Farm - Barkley, Rogers, St. Clair. 9-4-14* Barkley Farms, James & Brenda 9-4-14* Beverly and Dennis Welch Farms 10-19-14* Robert /Jere Taylor Farms (2) 10-29-14* Tim/Mark/Kay Dochterman Farms 11-6-14* James & Carol Dettlaff Acres 11-11-14* Barbara Carskadon Farm 11-12-14* Franks & Gorrell Farm 11-18-14* CD/BL Corrigan Property 11-29-14*

Warner/McHughFarms 1-23-15* Emrick Farms-Harry & Neva Emrick $750 reward for information leading to arrest and conviction of anyone trespassing on Emrick Farms 8-9-14* David Keith Farm 10-29-14* Vernie Stice Farms 11-6-14* Lowell Reynolds Farm 12-27-14* Nimmie Jean Humphrey Farm 11-19-14*

LEWIS/MARION COUNTY Eichor Farms

7-30-14*

DURHAM/MAYWOOD William C. Sedelmeier Farms, Cotton Wood Hollow Farms 1-22-15* Ronnie & Judy Pierce Farm & Property 7-04-14*

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Bill Runquist Farm 7-10-14* Donna Prisner Farm and Property 9-13-14* Wilma Chipman, Jeannie S. and Barb C. and Glen Chipman 10-08-14* Nolen & Judy Leach farm and property 10-18-14*

LAGRANGE Jenny D. Murphy Reid Farm 3-10-16* Gullion Farms 4-24-15* Barb Borgstadt Property 6-7-14* 517 N 4th; 519 Skinner Paul Lahr Farms 7-01-14* Roland & Gregory Farr Farms 8-10-14* Paul Legg Farm 10-6-14* 22422 Ponderosa Ave. Lonnie/Earnest Martin 11-04-14* (410 N. Main (old Cath. Church) Marsha Allison & Bange Farms 11-15-14*

Richard Porter Farms 2-17-15* WILLIAMSTOWN Gregory Drainage District CANTON & LAGRANGE 1-04-15* Levee and Farms 4-12-15* Jim Lillard Farms Gary& Patricia Bunch Donald and Mazie Vogel Farm (No fireworks) 1-7-15* 8-23-14* MONTICELLO Owned or leased land by Danny L. 4-4-15* 11-03-14* C&N Farm CANTON & MONTICELLO Dannenhauer C.D. Taylor Farm 6-28-15* Campen Farms 11-03-15* Glenn Krueger Farms 9-22-14* Violators will be prosecuted!

Job J2S3054 Route 16 LEWIS County. ADA improvements on both sides of road from 0.1 mile south of east Lafayette St. to east Cay St. in Monticello, the total length of improvement being 0.2 miles. Special Needs: If you have special needs addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act, please notify Pamela Harlan, Secretary to the Commission, at (573) 751-2824 or through Missouri Relay System, TDD 1-800-735-2966. The wage rates applicable to this project have been predetermined as required by law and are set forth in the Bidding documents. When federal wage rates are applicable and included, this contract is subject to the “Work Hours Act of 1962,” (P.L. 87-581, 76 State. 357) and implementing regulations. By virtue of statutory authority, preference shall be given on other than Federal Aid Projects, to materials, products, supplies, provisions, and other articles, produced, manufactured, made or grown within the state of Missouri, where same are of a suitable character and can be obtained at reasonable market prices in the state and are of a quality suited to the purpose intended and can be secured without additional cost over foreign products or products of other states. The Commission hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively insure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, minority business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, religion, creed, sex, age, ancestry, or national origin in consideration for an award. The Commission reserves the right to reject any or all bids. Plans and specifications may be inspected in the offices of the Commission at Jefferson City, or the District Office at Hannibal, Missouri. Plans and specifications are available for download or purchase at http://modot.indoxservices.com/. Complete instructions to bidders may be obtained at the Jefferson City office. All questions concerning the bid document preparation shall be directed to the Central Office – Design Division at (573) 751-2876. THE MISSOURI HIGHWAYS AND TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION 1st Pub. May 1, 2014

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COMMUNITY NEWS Civil War Events In Canton April 1864 Charles Van Os, a subscriber from Hannibal and formerly of Canton provided the following information about events that occurred 150 years ago in Canton concerning the death of H.M. Woodyard. He also sent a copy of a page from The Canton Press dated April 21, 1864, along with Mr. Woodyard’s obituary information and facts about the Twenty-First Missouri. H.M. (Humphrey Marshall) Woodyard was a prominent Lewis County resident in the 1840-1864 range. HE was born in 1811, the oldest child of Jesse (Jr.) and Elizabeth Crook Woodyard. He was born in Bourbon Co., Ky. (later Grant of Pendleton Co., Ky.) He came to Lewis County around 1835 with his parents and lived in Tully. He was married to Amelia R. Nelson on Sept. 3, 1841., in Lewis County. He was admitted to the bar in April 1842. He was a member of the Bench and Bar in Canton and Monticello, Edina (Knox County), Kahoka (Clark County) and Memphis (Scotland County). H.M. And a Mr. Morrow established an addition to Tully and had “Woodyard Square” in Tully where his law office was. He was elected to the Mo. House of Representatives in 1847 and served one term (1848-1850). He was a land speculator and by 1860 owned 4000 acres of land in Lewis County when the Civil war started he had a commission to organize the 2nd North Mo. Home Guard as Colonel. David Moore organized the 1st North Mo. Home Guard unit when the war started they were consolidated into the 21st Mo. Infantry. David Moore was Colonel, H.M. Woodyard was Lt. Colonel. There were instrumental in keeping N.E. Missouri in the Union. Along with Colonel John Glover and Colonel John Taylor, M.D. (both served with the 3rd Mo. Cav.) They all gave many speeches to encourage the local people to stay with the Union. The 21st Mo. Inf. Was made up mostly Lewis and Knox County men and some from Clark and Scotland. The first big battle they fought in was Shiloh (Pittsburg Landing) in Tennessee, In the 1863 election the people nominated H.M. Woodyard to be circuit Judge. J.W. Barrett, editor of the Canton Press was one of the backers of Woodyard. He won the election without campaigning. (He was away serving in the Army). He won anyway, so he resigned from the Army on Jan. 27. 1864. The circuit included Lewis, Clark, Scotlan and Knox Counties. In April 1854, he was holding court in Memphis when he died suddenly on April 14, 1864. The funeral was held Sunday April 17, 1864 at Tully, burial in Tully Cemetery. The 21st Missouri Inf., was home on 30 day furlough to reenlist and recruit more soldiers. They were getting ready to go back to active duty so they gave him a rousing military funeral. The 21st Mo., then served in the battle of Atlanta, Georgia and was in General Sherman’s March to the Sea. Both of H.M Woodyard’s grandfathers were Revolutionary war veterans. Jeremiah Crook Sr. and Jesse Woodyard Sr., Elizabeth Crook Woodyard (his mother) was Mr. Van Os Great-great-great aunt. His father was cousin to Mr. Van Os’s great-

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great-great grandmother, Jane Williams Crook (wife of Jeremiah Crook, Sr.) so Charles Van Os was related to H.M on both sides of his family. Mr. Van Os also sent this information from The Twenty-First Missouri, In All Directions. We were grateful to find the regiment in the enjoyment of excellent health, and though looking somewhat toil worn and sun-bronzed from their recent long march on Sherman’s great raid, they have the elastic step and strong sinews of what they are now very properly called, Veterans. The boys of company I reached Memphis to find Judge Woodward holding a term of court there. Russell, for one, hastened to call at the residence of Colonel Ed Kutzner, where Woodyard was staying. Even if the judge could entertain the “old boys” with stories of the political typhoon touched off by his return, some of them must have come away uneasy. Woodyard neither looked nor felt well, suffering as he was from a worsening kidney and bladder problem. Dr. D.B. Fowler, keeping an anxious eye on him, caustiosly pronounced him “out of danger” on April 6. The Union Aid Society of Canton wanted to give the veterans a sendoff, and invitations went our for them to assemble at Canton’s City Hall on April 15 for a reception, banquet and ball. Every man was due back at Benton Barracks the following Monday, and on the appointed day the troops met in Canton for the festivities. Welcoming ceremonies had hardly begun before a chill settled on the crowd. Spreading was the grim news that Woodyard was dead. Confirmation was at hand-the circuit judge had breathed his last in Memphis on Thursday. There was little point in trying to entertain these boys, and the carefully planned social event collapsed. Humphrey Marshall Woodyard came home Saturday morning. Amelia Woodyard and her sorrowing brood of three daughters and two sons saw the husband and gather to his resting-place Sunday noon. Grief-ridden Union men of Lewis County closed ranks behind them-local Masons, Union Leaguers and militiamen lining up for their parts in the pageant. More information says, Knox County boys could not quite keep their minds off politics either. True enough, the had different ways of expressing themselves, ways suited to the brush country of northeastern Missouri, Just to the southwest of Colony lived a prosperous farmer, Rice McFadden, whose Southern sympathies scandalized the vacationing warriors. As Moore’s boys saw things, McFadden had helped “burn out” their folks in 1861, and it was time to return the favor. Several warned the hated neighbor to “get gone” while they were in the area. When the gentleman did not “regard” their threats, the veterans decided it was time to burn him out, and possibly shoot him on sight. On April 14 a party showed up for the “housewarming”. The proprietor eluded them, with only Henry Hubble catching a glimpse of him before he took cover. But where ever McFadden hid, he could see a column of smoke towering over the

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James (Jimmy) Cottrell Civil War re-enactors recreate the Battle of Atlanta. (Photo by Rita Cox)

clearing where his house had stood. ( Henry Hubble was a cousin of Mr. Van Os on the Boltz side. The following three articles were printed in the Canton Press on April 21, 1864. The sad announcement that Judge Woodyard had breathed his last at Memphis, on Thursday reached this place on Friday night and was communicated to many sorrow stricken friends during the ovation to the soldiers of the 21st Mo., recently under his command. His remains reached his late residence on Saturday morning and appropriate funeral services took place on Sunday under the auspices of the Masonic fraternity the Union League and the military. The funeral cortege under the direction of Judge Ellis as chief Marshal, left the house at 12 o’clock and repaired to the DeSoto Church where religious services were conducted by Revs. Stewart, Dunlap and Gardner, after which the procession was reformed and moved off in appropriate order to the family burying ground beyond Tully where the solemn service of the Masonic Order was repeated by Col. S.W. B. Carnegy. The Band played a solemn and affecting dirge, and the military under command of Capt. Best, fired the usual salute when the long train of over 50 wagons besides a multitude on horseback and on foot retired, all impressed with the solemn and appropriate services of the occasion. Returned to Duty The 21st Mo. Veteran Regiment, having been ordered to report at St. Louis in preparation for a return to active service, left for their place of rendezvous early in the week, Col. Moore, Maj. Moore, and several of the other officers went down on the Harry Johnson Sunday morning, the body of the Regiment took the Lucy Bertram on Monday, and a few were

left for the Die Vernon on Tuesday. The scene at our landing on Monday morning, was one of peculiar interest. Parents, wives, children and friends gathered in large numbers for the final leave taking and the fond embrace and copious tears bespoke of strength of the affection thus subjected to the severest trial. Soon the fond parent, the kind brother or the beloved son may be in the front of battle and his life offered up in sacrifice. Fort Pillow Disaster The intimation of a disaster at Ft. Pillow, given in our published dispatches of last week, is fully confirmed by later intelligence. It appears that a large Confederate force, commanded by Gen’ls Forrest and Chalmers, advanced against that post on the morning of the 12th and demanded its surrender on the usual terms. This being refused an attack was made in force from different directions and the works carried by storm, when a scene of carnage ensued appalling in the extreme. The negro troops broke and fled, only to encounter the other advancing column and as the result out of 350 or 400 negroes only about 50 escaped every officer being lost while of the 200 white soldiers, all but 80 are reported killed, wounded or missing. We cannot credit all the statements of the rebel barbarity, that have been published concerning this unfortunate affair, but as the subject has been referred to proper authorities for investigation, we may await their verdict. Having never as yet been able to see the wisdom of employing negro troops in this fratricidal war, the event of the past are certainly not calculated to improve our vision. Yet it is obvious that our government is bound by every consideration of honor and humanity to protect and defend all whom it has determined to employ in its armies. What action will be taken in such an emergency the “government” has yet to determine.

would like to thank each of you who called, sent prayers, food or visited during Jimmy’s final days with us. A special thank you to Dr. Dennis Ozment of Quincy Medical Group and Lewis County Health Department for their compassionate care during Jimmy’s final days with us. We would also like to thank the caregivers, Bernie Balzer, Carol Wierschem and Jackie (Schroeder) Eston, for the care they provided to Jimmy and Sis in the past years. Words can never express the comfort provided to our family and we bless each and every one of you. Mike & Pam Cottrell Patti & Dave Stanbridge Dan & Laura Meyer and family Wes & Heather Sharpe and family

Ronald Farr Oct. 16, 1929 - April 26, 2013 Gone, yet not forgotten Although we are a part Your spirit lives within us Forever in our hearts Ronda & Tony Whitaker and family Robey & Sharon Farr and family Roland & Pam Farr and family

To our neighbors, friends and family who supported us during Rovene’s passing, we would like to express our sincere thanks and appreciation. We appreciated your prayers, calls, cards, food, flowers, visits and contributions to the memorial. We especially want to thank Davis Funeral Home, First Baptist Church and Pastor Brian Stone. Your acts of kindness and sympathy continue to be a comfort to us in our time of sorrow. Rove v n Thirtyacre The family of Rovene Roy E E. Thirtyacre Robin & Scotty Cock Cockrell &family Bart & family Rahna & Skip Barton

In Memory of Anton Kozelichki May 24th, 1992 to April 24th, 2014 21 Years Old Senior at Culver-Stockton College I thought of you with love today but that is nothing new. I thought about you yesterday and the days before that too. I think of you in silence and often speak your name. All I have are your memories and your picture in a frame. Your memory is my keepsake with which I will never part. God has you in his keeping I have you in my heart.

Celebrate Life “This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.” Psalms 118:24

Keep smiling that big smile of yours Anton. Bless heaven with that big smile and heart of yours as you did Culver-Stockton. Hope you are enjoying playing football again. We will never forget you and we will make sure your memory lives on here forever at Culver. Go Wildcats! I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 2 Timothy 4:7 Love and miss you, Katelyn Clickner

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Canton FBLA Members attend Conference Twenty four members of the Canton R-5 Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Chapter recently attended the 2014 Missouri FBLA Leadership Conference held on April 13-15 in Columbia, Missouri. Advisers, Darrell Johnson and Kelly Berhorst, accompanied students to the conference. FBLA is a career and technical student organization for all high school students participating in business programs. Over 3,760 members and advisers representing 450 chapters throughout the state met to elect state officers, transact business of the state chapter, participate in leadership and career workshops, and compete in the state leadership awards program. The 2014 conference was the largest conference in the event’s 56-year history. Winning medals for their performance on competitive events were Cara Job (first place), Jake Murphy (second place), and Arianna Berhorst (fifth place). Kimberly Clark also received recognition for achieving the leader level of the business achievement awards. All four of these students are eligible to attend the National Leadership Conference in Nashville, TN, June 29-July 2, 2014. Also receiving recognition for placing in the top ten for team events were Geordan Hausdorf and Tyler Niemann for placing sixth in Sports & Entertainment Management; Brandon Berhorst, Kimberly Clark, and Geordan Hausdorf for placing seventh in Global Business; and Bailey Hoewing, Dayton Job, and Drew Murphy for placing eighth in Management Decision Making.

Youth Chorus To Hold Auditions Auditions for the Quincy Area Youth Chorus Concert Choir and Kinderchor will be held May 10, beginning at 10 a.m. at Christ Lutheran Church, 333 S. 36th Street in Quincy. As an educational outreach program, QAYC supplements a child’s school or church music experience with vocal training and performance opportunities. Young singers from a 75-mile radius of Quincy perform twice a year as an ensemble at concerts in October and April, and often sing combined works with the Quincy Symphony Orchestra. QAYC includes girls and boys with unchanged voices, and consists of two performing groups. The Kinderchor for third through sixth graders is directed by Jessi Sparks. The Concert Choir for seventh through twelfth grade is directed by Paul Shelor. Rehearsals are held either on Saturday mornings or Sunday afternoons. The annual tuition fee is $60 and is waived for students with financial need. Auditioning children should prepare a song they enjoy singing. Call the Quincy Symphony office at 217222-2856 to sign up for an audition time. More information is available at www.qsoa.org.

FBLA members attending the 2014 Missouri FBLA leadership conference included: (front row) Carley Chinnis (Public Service Announcement), Braydon Burnett (Economics, Introduction to Information Technology), Gavin Arnold (Public Service Announcement), Abby Martz (Introduction to Business Communications), Dayton Job (Management Decision Making), Emma McKinstry (Economics), Kimberly Clark (Global Business, Personal Finance), Bailey Hoewing (Management Decision Making), Arianna Berhorst (Computer Applications), Cara Job (Database Design), Drew Murphy (Management Decision Making), Lauren Janney (Economics), Rachael Sommers (Desktop Publishing), Tristan Porter (Accounting I). (back row) Remington Jarvis (Introduction to Business), Jake Murphy (Accounting II), Brandon Berhorst (Global Business, Economics), Braedyn Hausdorf (Accounting I), Geordan Hausdorf (Global Business, Sports & Entertainment Management), Tyler Niemann (Sports & Entertainment Management), Madison Chancellor (FBLA Principles & Procedures), Kayla Merrell (Entrepreneurship), Allison Pearl (Entrepreneurship), and Derek Froman (Introduction to Business Communication). Not Pictured: Logan Brown (Entrepreneurship), Sydnee Hoewing (Public Service Announcement), and Keagan Stutheit (Healthcare Administration).

Durham To Honor Durham Methodist Fish Fry Graduates The Durham Community Center will honor graduates from the Durham-Maywood area on May 7 with a carry-in dinner at 6:30 p.m. The annual event will be held at the center, but in case of bad weather, it will be held at the Methodist Church. The center will furnish the meat, drinks, and tableware. Each family is asked to bring a covered dish. After dinner, the annual meeting and election of officers for the coming year will be held. There are several openings on the board of directors, and everyone who would like to help out with the continued successful operation of the center and ballpark are welcome to attend. The public is invited. For more information contact (573) 439-5222.

The Durham United Methodist Church will hold its annual Fish Fry on Friday, May 2 at the church. Serving begins at 4:30 p.m. Menu includes fish, fried potatoes, baked beans, applesauce, desserts and drinks. Free will donation accepted. Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend.

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Highland Student of the Month for March

Name: Nathan Moore Grade: 7 Hometown: Maywood Parents: Jeff and Susan Moore Activities: Football, baseball, track GPA: 3.46 Future plans: Welding

Name: Jonathan Dehner Grade: 10 Hometown: Lewistown Parents: Scott and Deanna Dehner Activities: FFA Future plans: Heavy equipment operator and farmer

Name: Alexis Eve Goodwin Grade: 11 Hometown: Lewistown Parents: Robin Stark and Brad Stice, Bruce and Kelly Goodwin Activities: FFA, employed at Country Corner Grocery Future plans: Veterinary medicine

Name: Mitchell Owen Grade: 12 Hometown: Lewistown Parents: Russ and Anita Myers and Mark Owen GPA: 3.043 Activities: Football, weight lifting Future plans: Enter the workforce

Name: Jedidiah Leppert Grade: 8 Hometown: Durham Parents: Chris and Lisa Leppert Activities: Basketball and track Awards Received: Track medals Future plans: Farming and mechanics

Name: Jesse Stewart Grade: 9 Hometown: LaBelle Parents: Eric and Janette Stewart GPA: 3.3 Activities: FFA, golf Future plans: College

Youth alcohol awareness campaign encourages smart choices Teens and young adults have a full life ahead of them. They are tomorrow’s dreamers and their choices are many. All too often senseless drinking and the choice to get behind the wheel can change those dreams forever. At that time in their lives, one moment can define them as an athlete, a musician, a writer, or a killer. Who will they become? In the last three years, there were 69 fatal crashes and 208 disabling injury crashes involving an impaired driver under the age of 21. As a result of a young person making the wrong choice, 85 people died and 322 were seriously injured in these crashes.

Law enforcement will be on the lookout for underage impaired driving May 1-12 with a high visibility enforcement campaign. Timing of the campaign will coincide with statewide prom and graduation dates, which are often when teens and young adults consume alcohol. “’Don’t Let One Moment Define You’ is a new campaign and a new approach to reach today’s teens,� said Dr. Leanna Depue, chair of the executive committee of the Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety. “The thoughts of becoming anything they want to be are quickly overshadowed by the consequences of one moment, one bad decision to drink and drive.�

Missouri has a Zero Tolerance Law. If you are under 21, your license will be suspended if you’re caught driving with even a trace of alcohol in your system. Consequences of drunk driving include jail time, the loss of driver licenses, or being sentenced to use ignition interlocks. Other financial hits include higher insurance rates, attorney fees, and court costs. In the worst cases, the underage driver becomes a killer. For more information, please visit www.saveMOlives.com, or Facebook and Twitter at Save MO Lives.

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COMMUNITY NEWS Local Students Participate in Regional Math Contest The Missouri Council of Teachers of Mathematics sponsored the 29th Annual Missouri Elementary Student Mathematics Contest. The contest, conducted at approximately twenty regional sites across Missouri during March and April, had over 2,500 student participants in grades four, five, and six. In each grade level, the top five combined scores (Target Scores plus Sprint Scores plus one fourth of the Number Sense Score) qualify to participate in the MCTM State Finals Elementary Contest, at the University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, Missouri, on Saturday, April 26, 2014. The top team at each site will participate in the State Finals as well. Students from Highland Elementary School competed in the Regional Contest held at Hannibal

Middle School on April 12. The students were: Fourth Grade: Aryanna Sade, Nic Myers, Robert Goehl, James Stutheit, and Justin Hawkins. Fifth Grade: Thomas Evans, Emily Legg, Tommy Job, Cody Bliven, and Noah Lewis. Sixth Grade: Addison Lay, Jolie Geisendorfer, Josslyn Tournear, Ellie TenEyck, and J.T. McDermott Winners from the school include: Fourth Graders: Aryanna Sade 5th place in Number Sense, Nic Myers 4th place in Sprint Round. Fifth Graders: Tommy Job second place in Number Sense and Target Round. Fourth Place in Sprint Round and Top Team competition. Sixth Graders: Addison Lay second place Number Sense. Jolie Geisendorfer

3rd place target Round. Team Competition: 3rd place: Tommy Job, Emily Legg, Thomas Evans, and Josslyn Tournear. 2nd place: Addison Lay, J.T. McDermott, Ellie TenEyck, and Jolie Geisendorfer. Addison Lay and Tommy Job will represent Highland Elementary in the State Finals in Warrensburg, MO. Principal Larry Post was pleased that the students from the school were willing to prepare for the contest and to represent their school in the statewide event. Congratulations to these students. Teachers from Highland, who worked with and accompanied the students to the contest as sponsors were Paul Sci- Highland Elementary students recently completed in the Annual Missouri Elementary fres, Mary Schmitz, Miki Student Mathematics Contest Geisendorfer, and Peggy Steinbeck.

Canton School Board Minutes The Canton R-V School Board met recently. At the Re-organizational meeting board members Larry Arnold, Stacey Guilfoyle and Chad Porter took the Oath of Office for three-year terms. Officers for 2014-15 are President-Stacey Guilfoyle; vice-president- Michelle Frazier; secretary-Sharon Marks and treasurer- Larry Arnold. Kindergarten Round-Up screened 44 new students and are anticipating 48-49 for the 2014-14 school year. There will be three sections of second grade next year. The Board approved and signed the

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COMMUNITY NEWS West qualifies for Junior Olympic National Championships

Spurgeon Is National Jr. Olympic 3-Position Champion Garrett Spurgeon competing in his last National Jr. Olympic Venue made the best of it. After two days of air rifle competition Garrett stood solidly in second place going into the final. Garrett finished fourth in the Air Final still giving him enough total points to secure the Silver Medal in the Jr. Men’s Air Rifle Match. Coming off the Silver Medal in air, was a confidence builder for Garrett going into the first day of 3-P Smallbore, (Garrett’s favorite discipline.) Garrett finished Kneeling by dropping only 9 points, 391/400. The kneeling has been a struggle as of late,

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but he seemed to get it all together, and breezed thru it. In the Prone position, which has always been one of his strong suits, he managed to drop only four points out of the 400. This also a confidence builder going into the standing position, the most difficult of the three. Garrett finished with a 385/400, giving Garrett a demanding 12 point lead over his next closed competitor. The 1172 total was also a personal best for Garrett. The second day of competition was not as successful for any of the shooters, but it proved to be enough for Garrett to secure the Gold Medal by a com-

manding 12 points, and the Overall 3-P Men’s Jr. Olympic Championship. This achievement has been on Garrett’s bucket list for some time, and can now be crossed off. With the points that Garrett received for the Air Matches, Air Finals, the 3-P Matches, and 3-P Finals, will be added to his total points from competition at USA Rifle & Pistol Nationals, in Ft. Benning, Ga. in June. The points for all Jr. Competitors will be totaled, and then it will be determined, who will be chosen to attend the Jr. World Championships, to be held in Granada, Spain in September 2014.

(Above) Garrett Spurgeon (center) during the medal presentation. Spurgeon won a gold medal at the National Jr. Olympics

(Right) Garrett Spurgeon being introduced as a finalist during competition

Family members, many from the Lewis County area traveled to Iowa recently to watch Dylan West compete in gymnastics. Pictured are: back row: Cody Kaylor, Jim and Donna Pierce, Dan and Michelle Fahser, Tom and Jennifer West. Front row: LeAnne Kaylor, Melissa and Delanie Pierce, Lauren, Sydney and Dylan West

Dylan West, grandson of Jim and Donna Pierce of Canton has qualified to compete in the all around Competition at the Junior Olympic National Championships in Long Beach, Calif. Dylan qualified for the competition by obtaining a score of 72.2 at the Region IV championships in Iowa City, Iowa.  Region IV consists of male gymnasts from, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota and North

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and South Dakota. His aunts, uncle, cousin and grandparents all traveled to Iowa City to watch him compete on April 5. Dylan is a sixth grader and lives in Zion, Ill., and trains as a level Eight gymnast at Scamps Gymnastics in Kenosha, Wisc. Dylan along with his parents, Tom and Jennifer (Pierce) West and his two sisters will travel to Long Beach to watch him compete the weekend of May 9.

Canton Track Results during Rob Garcia Invitational Murphy placed sixth in the 4x100, fifth in the 4x200, and eighth in the 4x400. The Canton varsity track and field team competed in the Unity Invitational at Mendon, Ill., on April 22. Katy Martz placed first in the High Jump and sixth in 400m dash. Emma McKinstry placed second in the 100m hurdles. The boys 4x200 relay team of Colin Cain, Remington Jarvis, Rick Kell, and Jake Murphy placed sixth.

The Canton Lady Tiger’s soccer team has had a busy spring season. In upcoming games the team is scheduled to face Quincy, Winfield, Kirksville, Holy Trinity and Mexico. Senior night will be held on May 7. (Photo by Maxine Hark)

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Weekend rains backed up some of the storm drains in LaGrange on Sunday. Grant Kennedy works to clear the roadway of debris.

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Tyler Niemann prepares to tag out an opposing player approaching home plate. The Canton Tigers are 11-0 on the season. Senior night will be held at the next scheduled home game on May 8. (Photo by Maxine Hark)

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10, Anyone wanting to be included in the ad should contact LaGrange City Hall at (573) 655-4301.

ORDINANCE NO. 580 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF LAGRANGE, MISSOURI, PROHIBITING THE PARKING OF COMMERCIAL AND RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, AS HEREIN DEFINED, UPON THE STREETS OF THE CITY OF LAGRANGE

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make it a safe time of year too,” said MoDOT Director Dave Nichols. “Tractors, trucks and other farm equipment are slow moving, and motorists may be surprised when they come up behind one on a Missouri highway.” Missouri’s 33,000 miles of state roadway pass alongside the fields of

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WHEREAS, the parking of commercial and recreational vehicles on City streets causes dangers and inconveniences for school children, residents and travelers within the City; and WHEREAS, the location of commercial and recreational vehicles that are parked on City streets diminishes the sight lines and clearance area for buses, commuters, and other transport vehicles operating within the City; and WHEREAS, the unrestricted parking of commercial and recreational vehicles will be detrimental to the public health, safety, comfort, peace and welfare of the citizens of the City of LaGrange, Missouri. NOW THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LAGRANGE, MISSOURI, as follows: Section 355.120: Truck Parking, is repealed in its entirety; and Section 355.110: Trailer Parking, is hereby repealed and the following Section is adopted in replacement of said Ordinance. SECTION 355.110: PROHIBITED

COMMERCIAL AND RECREATIONAL VEHICLE PARKING

A. It shall be unlawful to park any commercial or recreational vehicle as defined herein, on any public street, alley, or other public right of way. B. A “commercial vehicle” shall be defined as any vehicle weighing fourteen thousand (14,000) pounds gross vehicle weight or more, or having a width of eighty (80) inches or more, or having a length of twenty (20) feet or more, to include trailers and semi-trailers.

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A “recreational vehicle” shall be defined as any camper, motorhome, boat, or trailer.

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Exemptions. The parking restrictions set forth herein shall not apply to the following:

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1. Commercial vehicles engaged in deliveries or as support to an ongoing business activity such as construction or moving. 2. Commercial vehicles which are temporarily parked for the loading or unloading of merchandise or passengers. 3. Utility vehicles when owned by a public agency or utility business, when parked for purposes of providing utility repair services. ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT: All Ordinances or parts thereof in conflict with or inconsistent with the terms of this Ordinance are hereby repealed. SEVERABILITY: If any portion of this Ordinance is declared illegal or void by a court of competent jurisdiction, the remainder of the Ordinance shall survive and not be affected thereby. FULL FORCE AND EFFECT: This Ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after a copy of the proposed Ordinance has been made available to the general public by posting a copy thereof in the City Office, 118 S. Main Street, LaGrange, Missouri, after it has been read by title two (2) times before the City Council of the City of LaGrange, Missouri, approved by the City Council, and after it has been approved by the Mayor of the City of LaGrange, Missouri. Adopted this 28th day of April 2014

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COMMUNITY NEWS Blessing Hospital Responds to Bus Crash Emergency Kate Rhoads, Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, Emergency Medical Services, Blessing Hospital prepared the following article. April 1, 2014, seemed like a typical Tuesday at Blessing Hospital. It turned out to be anything but. A school bus loaded with 30 Highland elementary and high school students turned upside down in a ditch at 3:30 pm outside of Ewing, Mo. Moments after the accident occurred, Lewis County Ambulance and Air Evac were in contact with Blessing Hospital to let us know they were in route to the scene of the accident. This prompt notification allowed for early activation of Blessing’s, “Code Yellow” emergency policy, which drove the quick mobilization of resources within the ED and other Hospital departments. A Code Yellow is the hospital’s response to a multiple casualty event that results in or has the potential to result in rapid patient surge beyond the capability to meet that demand at the time. The Code Yellow called on April 1 was the Hospital’s first in five years. However, the hospital holds Code Yellow drills on a regular basis, to practice staff response and test the policy. Staff getting ready to leave for the day was held as Blessing waited for more information. The, “Code Yellow Confirm” was announced shortly after, as Blessing received notification that there were approximately five critical pediatric patients and at least 20 walking wounded being brought to Blessing. Code Yellow Confirmed means the Emergency Center has received confirmation of multiple casualties and can give approximate time of arrival of first casualties. The quick action of the ED, along with the 30 plus minute lead time, meant that we were ready when patients began to arrive. Triage was set up inside the ED entrance, with a physician and nurses utilizing the START and JumpSTART Triage System (tagging patients green, yellow, red) to

prioritize care. In total, 25 pediatric patients and one adult were brought to Blessing Hospital as a result of this event. Six arrived by either helicopter or an ambulance, while 20 were brought by private vehicle. Of the 26, 20 were treated and released that evening. One was transferred to St. Louis Children’s Hospital; one was admitted to ICU and 4 to 6400/Peds. Overall, Blessing’s response to this event was effective and appropriate. Blessing has emergency plans in place and staff is familiar with their emergency role as a result of training, drills, exercises, and education. Everyone reacted quickly and as a team. Debbie Heinecke, the Incident Commander, along with the rest of the Incident Management Team, ensured appropriate coordination and communication was flowing into and out of the Hospital Command Center. Labor Pool was activated and was able to reassign staff from non-affected departments to essential emergency functions. Volunteer Services set up a Family Assistance Center in the Auditorium where extended family and friends could get information, comfort, and refreshments. The Public Relations and Communications team ensured timely and accurate information was being filtered to the local and national media while maintaining the privacy of patients and their families. Response from physicians was tremendous. Surgical Services did an amazing job of coordinating multiple high priority requests. Staff was in the midst of dealing with two, unplanned surgeries that had to take place within a set time fame that day when they learned they would receive two traumas from the bus crash, also in need of surgery immediately. The needs of all patients were met. Blessing Hospital also recognizes the outstanding work of the EMS personnel on the scene of the accident that day.

Parents of children involved in the Lewis County C-1 bus crash on April 1 were given the opportunity to submit thank you letters and give an update on their children. Natalie Allensworth is still recovering at home and an article and update on her condition will be in a future edition. Thoughts and prayers continue to be with everyone involved. John Logan: John Logan is the Bus 18 driver. He received minor injuries from the accident. He has returned to driving the bus. I want to thank and express my heartfelt gratitude for all the prayers and love bestowed upon the students and myself after the C-1 Bus accident. There is no way I can begin to tell this wonderful community what they have meant to me during the healing process. Thank you to Bus 18 parents. Their concern for me was greatly appreciated. The responders, many from surrounding counties, Sue Ann Gaus and the other individuals first on the scene, Highland and Canton Elementary kids for their cards, the LaGrange and Mt. Olivet UMC’s for the prayer blankets and the special service by the LaGrange Youth Center. The acts of kindness from everyone has been greatly appreciated. John Logan Bus 18 Driver

Blake Kaylor received moderate injuries during the crash. His brother Carson was also injured. Blake was hospitalized for several days, but both boys have now returned to school and continue to heal. On behalf of my family I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone in the community for their support of, not only my family, but all those who were involved in the accident. The many members of the community showed us why we have chosen to live in a smaller tight nit surrounding. In times like this the community as a whole has banded together to make sure all kids, and parents, make it through. We all have been blessed in the fact circumstances could have been much worse that they were. The outpouring of love, rather it has been food, cards, visits to the hospital, or words of encouragement have benefitted not only my children but us as parents also. We also would like to thank John Logan for all he has done. The children have always been special to him. He has continued to check on the children and shows a continued concern for their well-being. During the event he was more concerned about the children’s well-being over his own, making sure all children were attended to FIRST. The teaching staff and all the personnel at Lewis County C-1 School district have been a great asset as we try to put life back to normal. They have been very understanding and helpful with the children and returning to school. Finally we would like to thank all emergency personnel. Both at the hospital and on scene. The hospital staff were very professional, ready and efficient with what needed to be done. During our time in the hospital the staff were very attentive and compassionate to our needs. The Emergency Services on scene, whether law enforcement, ambulance or fire personnel were quick to respond. Thank you. The Kaylor’s Timmy, Jaimie, Blake, Carson and Bentley

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COMMUNITY NEWS Shane Jones, 13, received a broken leg in the accident. He had to have surgery and pins were placed in his leg. He has a full leg cast and is recovering. He recently returned to school. His brother, Connor was also on the bus when the crash occurred.

Karyann suffered from severe head lacerations and concussions along with back and neck strain. She is slowly improving and hopes to return to school before the end of the semester. We want everyone to know that we are truly thankful and amazed at the outpouring of love and support shown to us since the bus accident. Thanks to everyone for all the prayers, thoughts, visits, cards, emails, texts, food, flowers, gifts, candy and other ways that people have shown how much they care. There are several individuals we want to acknowledge and if we have left someone out, it is just because life has been very hectic, but we do remember every act of kindness and will try to thank everyone in person when possible. Our family, Grandpa Robert Farr, uncles and aunts, Rodney, Curtis, Loren and Kim Farr, Lee and Susan Murphy and other family members locally and across the country, thanks for all you do all the time. Thanks to all our friends and neighbors who offered help that we didn’t we know we would need and who are always there for us. We also want to mention our late uncle Ronald Farr who drove Bus 18 for years and drove our children to school safely each day. Because of Ronald’s 40 plus years as a driver, bus drivers have always been special to us and we appreciate all their years of hard work and devotion. Thank you to Becky Heimonen and the other drivers near the scene. We are thankful to bus driver John Logan and will never forget his aid to Karyann after the crash. As a former Navy man and policeman, we could not have asked for a better qualified person to tend to the children. We ask that the community continues to support John Logan with prayers and words of comfort. The Press-News Journal staff and owners have been amazing, seeing to our every need and supporting us in every way, from being by our side at the hospital to everyone pitching in to help with duties at the newspaper and also for all the meals provided and other acts of kindness. We want to thank all the subscribers, advertisers, customers and others who have called to express their concerns for Karyann. Thanks to the former Press-News Journal owners, the Steinbeck and Pegler families, they are a family that cares about other people and their support and kind acts will never be forgotten. Sue Ann Gaus: Circumstances led for her to be one of the first on the scene and seeing a familiar face and knowing she was doing everything in her power to help was comforting. Sue Ann was calm and in control. Parents have trusted SueAnn Gaus to take care of their children for years and she has never let them down. Her actions immediately after the crash and since that time show the character of the wonderful person she is and always has been. Peggy(Cottrell) Steinbeck her care and concern for the children at the scene and after is a tribute to the tradition of the Cottrell family and their commitment to the community. Mrs. Ebeling: the heartbreak on her

face at the scene and at the hospital melted our hearts and we knew she was hurting as much as those injured. With her upcoming retirement, it is sad that her last days as superintendent would involve a tragic event, but her legacy of caring and devotion to all the students over the years will always be remembered. We thank her for comforting Karyann at the scene until we arrived. Mrs. Ebeling is an administrator who is a role model for all other schools and the Lewis County C-1 School District has been fortunate to have such a qualified person that has served the community with knowledge, dignity and respect. Retired nurses Carol Dobbs and Sharon Mitok who came to our house to help with the wound dressings. Their help, medical knowledge and advise was much needed and appreciated. We also would like to thank our home health care nurse, Kristen Goings, who has provided outstanding care and concern. The elected officials who have called, visited, emailed or sent cards expressing their concerns is a reflection on the kind of people in local government that makes Lewis County a great place to live with leaders who only want the best for the citizens. Thanks to all the emergency personnel and everyone who responded to the scene, even those who weren’t called, but showed up to help. All the parents appreciate everything you did to help. We are fortunate to have individuals that spend hours volunteering and training to be prepared in the face of disaster. Blessing Hospital was well prepared to handle the emergency and we appreciated all the nurses, doctors, other staff and volunteers at the hospital that helped all the parents and children. We also thank all the parents who came to the hospital to show their support for those injured. Thanks to Karla Bradshaw who was at the hospital with her husband and who is a friend that showed support and comfort during the long nights at the hospital. Many thanks to the LaGrange Lions Club for their support and we acknowledge the many members who work hard to provide help to families in crisis. Thanks to the LaGrange Community Youth Center for the special prayer service and all the churches in the community for their prayers. The Lewis County School District staff and students. Thanks to all who helped at the scene and to all the high school kids, parents and teachers that visited Karyann. We ask the community to continue to show support for all the children and parents who were involved in the accident. For every tear we shed, a thousand prayers were said and we know we are blessed that this accident could have had a different outcome. We thank God everyday that all the children will recover and have bright futures ahead of them.

We would like to thank everyone for all the acts of kindness during and since the bus accident. Everyone has been so kind and we appreciate all the prayers, thoughts, cards and special attention. A big thank you to all the emergency personnel, Lewis County C-1 staff, the churches, the LaGrange Youth Center for the prayer service, the LaGrange Lions Club and everyone who has helped us in any way. We appreciate the support. Thank you. Jeff, Becky, Shane and Connor Jones.

De’Andre Lewis has a severe back injury. He has undergone numerous tests, while healing at home. An MRI recently revealed five additioal fractures in the thoracic area of his back, including breaking two spinous process bones and fracturing one on each side of the throraci area for a total of nine bones fractured. His return to school is uncertain at this time. Amaya Lewis was also on the bus and received cuts and bruises and several contusions to her left arm. She is healing and has returned to school. On behalf of De’Andre and Amaya Lewis, our family would like to personally thank the community for their support during this accident. We will forever be indebted to the EMT’s, law enforcement and all the medical personnel at the scene and at Blessing Hospital that assisted with our injured children on the bus, even those who may have bolunteered as bystanders. We also want to thank the brave young adults that helped get the children out of the bus, and rose to the occasion. We appreciated all the visits, texts, calls, thoughts and concerns. And all the prayers for healing while De’Andre was hospitalized and still recovering. We also want to thank the staff, faculty and students of the Lewis County C-1 School District for the flowers, balloons, kind gestures and the cards from classmates and teachers. The community support has been outouring and will never be forgotten. A special thanks to the LaGrange Lions Club for all the support and the LaGrange Youth Center for the prayer service and support. This journey would not have been possible without the support of our family and friends. Thank you so much. Delmar, Melissa, De’Andre, Keegan and Amaya Lewis

April 1, 2014 was a very important day. It was one of my granddaughter’s birthday! Family plans had been set and gifts had been purchased. My husband and I were eager to watch as she opened her birthday gift – Isabelle – the special American Girl doll! However, life dramatically changed after 3 p.m. on that chilly Tuesday afternoon. Bus 18, loaded down with very special people, flipped over. I will never forget the scene when I arrived and the feeling I experienced when I saw the injured. I saw familiar faces and people helping….everywhere. The picture of John Logan kneeling over Karyann Cox will be forever in my heart. The overwhelming fear that little Natalie was caught under the bus was almost debilitating. Children were everywhere…but in an organized place. Children had assisted children. Children were helping children and there were so many caring individuals helping the children. I will never be able to know or thank everyone involved. It was a crisis that brought a community together with one purpose; save the children; help the children and protect the children. In the 15 years that I have been a Superintendent for the Lewis County C-1 School District, this was a crisis for which I had some preparation but desperately needed the community and the community was there. I will continually keep the children and John in my prayers and know that without the grace of God, the culmination would not have been so good. Take good care. Jacqueline Ebeling, Superintendent Lewis County C-1 School District

Sincerely, Ed and Rita Cox Karyann, Kaylynn and Robert

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COMMUNITY NEWS Scenes from the April 1 School bus Accident On behalf of the Lewis County C-1 School District, I would like to thank the following organizations for their assistance during our time need on April 1st, 2014. Without the community support and support of entities outside of the community, the crisis experienced would not have ended as it did. Lewis County R-4 Fire Department (Maywood and Ewing Stations), Lewis County Ambulance District, Lewis County Emergency Management, Lewis County Health Department, Lewis County Sheriff â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office, LaGrange Police Department, LaBelle Fire Department, Canton Police Department, Clark County Sheriff â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office, Clark County Ambulance District, Robertâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Garage, Mark Twain Casino EMT, Missouri Department of Conservation, Blivenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Automotive Employees, Western Lewis County Fire District â&#x20AC;&#x201C; LaBelle and Lewistown Stations, Missouri State Highway Patrol â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Troop B in Macon , Air Evac 5 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Quincy, Air Evac 59 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Fort Madison, Survival Flight 3 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Hannibal, Blessing Hospital, Hannibal Regional Hospital, and Marion County Ambulance District These organizations, coupled with the parents and community patrons, provided support and assistance that was so desperately needed. This horrific accident was a crisis that we would never want to see happen again. Without the courageous acts and Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s intervention the Lewis County C-1 School District would not have been on the receiving end of benefactors. Thank you and God Bless. Sincerely, Jacqueline R. Ebeling, Superintendent Lewis County C-1

Gavin Meyer was received serious injuries to his arm. He recently returned to school after stays at Blessing Hospital and St. Louis Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospital. He is receiving physical therapy three times a week and in a few months will undergo more surguries to get his wrist and fingers working again. His brother Hayden was also on the bus and received minor injuries. Words cannot express the gratitude we feel from all of the out pouring of prayers, cards, calls, visits and well wishes during our stay in the hospital with Gavin. This has been a very trying time for our family and we could not have done it without the help of all of our family, friends, church family, community members and Pastor Andrew. Thank you very much to our families for all of their help with Hayden to help keep his world as normal as possible while we were gone. We are very gracious and humbled from the help given to us by the community. We could not ask for a better place to live than Lewis County. We would also like to thank all of the emergency workers, neighbors and students who helped the kids that day get to a safe place and a special shout out to Barry Mathes for getting Gavin onto the helicopter to get him to a hospital. We will never forget you. As we continue down this long road to recovery for Gavin, we will also continue to remember all those that have helped us or will help us in the future. God Bless You All. A very heart felt Thank You from the Family of Gavin Meyer Kevin, Lezlie, Brandon and Hayden

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Carson Kaylor, DeAndre Lewis, Karyann Cox, Shane Jones and Gavin Meyer were hospitalized for several days with various injuries from the bus accident on Route C. Not pictured is Natalie Allensworth who was a patient at St. Louis Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hospital. All the children have been released from the hospitals and are recovering

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