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How to recover from senseless loss? By Kim Robertson For the Leader

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Judge explains ins and outs of ex parte orders By Kim Robertson For the Leader

The Jefferson County Circuit Clerk’s Office issued about 2,500 orders of protection for the first nine months of 2012, which was about 100 more than during same period last year, says Teresa CuFaith Ehlen

sick, the office’s supervisor of traffic and ex partes. Since 2006, Jefferson County Div. 6 Circuit Judge Troy Cardona has handled the vast majority of protective order cases filed in Jefferson County. Cardona hears protective order See EX PARTE, Page 13


his month, two Jefferson County families marked the birthdays of loved ones they lost to murder. Sisters Alyssa and Autumn Cochran and Faith Ehlen, who were found shot to death on Sept. 6, all would have celebrated their birthdays over the past week. Mary Daniels, who was stabbed to death in August 2010, would have been 33 on Oct. 3. Alyssa and Faith’s birthday was Oct. 15, and Oct 12 was Autumn’s birthday. See VIOLENCE, Page 12

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‘Bulletinman’ released from hospital, living with brother

Veterinarian proposes pet boarding biz By Clementine Carbery For the Leader


plan that calls for the construction of a new 65- to 70-bed animal boarding facility in Pevely has cleared its first hurdle. The Pevely Board of Aldermen voted 5-0 Monday to grant Butch Jones, owner and operator of Jones Animal Health Clinic, 1237 N. Truman Blvd., Crystal City, a special-use permit for the project. The facility is planned for an industrial complex across Commercial Boulevard (Hwy. 61-67) from Verallia North America. Pevely city clerk Betty Stackley said the permit is required because the kennel is going in an industrial zone. Pevely does not allow kennels in industrial zones without a special-use designation, she said. Jones now must submit detailed construction plans, which have to be apSee KENNEL, Page 36

Franklin County PA pondering new charges By Kevin Carbery For the Leader

ormer Festus resident Jeffrey Weinhaus, known as “The Bulletinman” from his antigovernment Internet blog, is out of the hospital and living at his brother’s home in Pevely while the Franklin County prosecuting attorney considers pressing new felony charges against him, officials said Monday. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported that officers with the agency’s Division of Drug and Crime Control shot Weinhaus Sept. 11 when they attempted to serve him with arrest warrants at an

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Jacque Guth of Festus happily tackles a 1.25-pound lobster during the Jefferson County Habitat for Humanity’s first Lobster Fest. For details and more photos, see Pages 4-5.

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Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012

Special generosity for special needs Kick-off event brings $200,000 in pledges for accessible playground in Herculaneum

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he said. “And the people from Unlimited Play (the O’Fallon nonprofit group that will build the playground), were telling me they were impressed at how giving the people were. A lot of people wrote checks that day.” See HARVEST FEST, Page 3

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Annette and Josh Bauman with their son, Kade, at a local playground shortly before the little boy died last October.

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sible playground), they came on board. Naming the playground is important because it puts a name and a purpose – a cause – behind it.” Josh Bauman, said he and his family, including son Jackson, 6, are honored that the playground will honor the memory of Kade. “Absolutely,” he said. “We definitely were surprised. This is something that Kade would have liked to have enjoyed, but unfortunately, it couldn’t happen for him. Hopefully, it will happen for other children.” Bauman said Saturday’s event was a wonderful display of generosity and community spirit. “I was really amazed at the turnout,”

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erculaneum’s efforts to build a universally accessible playground in Herculaneum City Park got off to a good start Saturday. A Harvest Hunt fundraising event drew about 400 to 450 people, Mayor Bill Haggard said. “We’re very pleased with it,” Haggard said. “I don’t know how much we raised Saturday, but we have pledges for well over $200,000.” The city hopes to raise about $600,000 and start construction in 2013. Those who previously pledged at least $500 to build the playground were introduced at a ceremony during the event. “The really important thing is the playground has been named,” Haggard said. “It’s been named Kade’s Playground in memory of Kade Bauman of Festus. He died a year ago from the date of the Harvest Fest (Oct. 14).” Kade, the son of Josh and Annette Bauman, died at the age of 3. According to the family’s website, Kade started having seizures when he was 5 months old and was diagnosed with epilepsy, cortical visual impairment, global developmental delays, development encephalopathy and a suspected mitochondrial disease. During his short life, he was confined to a wheelchair. His parents and family have been working to establish a playground that is accessible to all children somewhere in Jefferson County. “It’s kind of a mission of theirs,” Haggard said. “When we decided to go that way (to establish a universally acces-

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County getting $32.6 million for road projects By Kevin Carbery For the Leader


$1.2 million project calling for road reconstruction and sidewalks on Scenic Drive from South Scenic Drive to McNutt School Road in Herculaneum is on a long list of Jefferson County projects included in the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) approved Sept. 26 by the East-West Gateway Council of Governments for fiscal years 2013-2016. Jefferson County Executive Ken Waller said he was pleased with the county’s allocation, which provided $32.6 million in new funding for county, state and municipal road and bridge projects. “We received everything we applied for (in the unincorporated area),” Waller said. “I believe part of the reason we get the money is that we’re growing in business and commercial. We’re addressing infrastructure needs. They’re aware we’re an area that’s growing.” He also praised county Public Works Department employees for submitting well researched and written applications for federal money for road/bridge projects. The Council of Governments includes board members from Missouri and Illinois in what is considered the St. Louis metropolitan area. Waller represents Jefferson County on the board.

New county Public Works director Jason Jonas said unincorporated Jefferson County will receive $4.8 million in new TIP projects. “Two of the biggest ones are a $1.4 million bridge replacement of the Stroup Road Bridge over Little Creek (north of Hematite) and another project for $1.2 million for improvements on several bridges around the county,” Jonas said. Jonas said when a new project is added to the East-West Gateway TIP, the money is released over a period of years. For instance, $1.4 million was allocated in an earlier TIP for improvements to De Soto’s Main Street and Vineland School Road, but the city won’t receive $1.2 million of the funding until 2014, when construction is scheduled to begin.

List includes projects for county municipalities Besides the $4.8 million allocation for projects in the unincorporated area, Jefferson County’s $32.6 million includes $19.5 million for projects on state roads and $8.3 million for various city projects. For Crystal City, that includes $998,217 to improve Crystal Heights Road from Mississippi Avenue to Compton Drive and $653,700 to improve Eighth Street from Mississippi Avenue to Hwy. 61-67. Crystal City clerk Debbie Johns said the city appreciates TIP funding.

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He said the project is a must for the area. “The closest playground like it is in Clayton,” he said. “I’ve heard that parents from Cape Girardeau and Sikeston bring their children up there to play. This would be a huge asset to this area. But this is just the kickoff. Much more needs to be done.”

Haggard said contributions are welcome at Herculaneum City Hall, 1 Parkwood Court. In addition, the city is selling T-shirts for $10 at City Hall and the Herculaneum Fire Department, 151 Riverview Plaza Drive. For information, call 636-475-4447, 636-475-5476, 314-852-4964 or 314550-1550.

“We apply for something every year to get our major roads and thoroughfares up to a grade that will continue for years to come,” she said. “It’s been a wonderful program for us.” In Arnold, a $2.1 million reconstruction of Michigan Avenue is on the TIP list. The project calls for roadway reconstruction, sidewalks and roadway lighting from Church Road to Jeffco Boulevard.

MoDOT: County’s location gives competitive advantage Judy Wagner, Missouri Department of Transportation area engineer, said Jefferson County and its municipalities have an advantage in the region in attracting federal dollars for road improvements. “These are priority routes,” she said. Wagner said amounts may vary, but most federal grants require 20 percent in matching funds from local entities. She said because state and federal funding for roadway projects have dropped in recent years, Jefferson Countians should feel fortunate. She noted federal funding for roadway construction projects has dipped from an average of $1.2 billion to about $700 million in recent years. “While MoDOT is pleased we are able to incorporate these transportation projects, there will be very few like these in the future,” she said. Some of the other new projects on

the TIP list include: ■ $1.3 million project for resurfacing and sidewalks on Horine Road in the Festus area. ■ $1.1 million for resurfacing, sidewalks and installing a center turn lane on Old Hwy. 21 in the Hillsboro area. ■ $102,603 for resurfacing High Ridge Boulevard from Hwy. 30 to Hwy. PP in High Ridge. ■ $264,300 project for resurfacing Old Hwy. 141 from Springdale Lane to the St. Louis County line in Fenton. For a complete list of TIP projects authorized by the East West Gateway Council of Governments, visit the entity’s website at

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Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012

First-ever Lobster Fest nets more than $5,000 for Habitat for Humanity By Laura Marlow For the Leader


he first-ever Lobster Fest, sponsored by the Jefferson County chapter of Habitat for Humanity, was an unqualified success, organizers say. The fundraising event was held Saturday at the First United Methodist Church in Festus. “Oh my goodness – it was great,” said Joanne Chamberlain, chapter administrative manager. “We had a soldout crowd. Luckily, they paced them out throughout the day, so we never really had a busy time.” Diners paid $25 for a dinner that included a 1.25-pound freshly cooked lobster, baked potato and roll. “And, of course, the bib and the lobster pick – and instructions on how to eat it,” Chamberlain said. “We had a lot of people who had never had lobster before. It was interesting when they unwrapped theirs. They’d say, ‘Oh my goodness – it has eyes!’” The more experienced diners helped out the novices. “The people who had done it before were able to give advice on how to get all the meat out,” Chamberlain said. “It was quite interesting, watching the different ways people had of attacking the meal.” With 267 lobster tickets sold and about $1,200 in donations, the event brought in more than $7,500. “We have a few bills to pay, but we’re thinking we’ll net just over $5,000,” Chamberlain said. “We didn’t really know what to expect, this being our first time. We could have sold no tickets; we could have had all 267 people show up at the same time. “It wasn’t a lot of work to plan it, but it took a lot of nerve. We weren’t sure how well we’d do selling to the landlubbers in Missouri.” Happily, the event went smoothly, and organizers are already looking to repeat.

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“It just went really well,” Chamberlain said. “We had people coming from all over. We were definitely pleased, and the comments we got were terrific. Nobody had any complaints.” Will Schiavi, a chef at a Clayton restaurant, volunteered to coordinate the cooking. “His mom, Ellen, is our family selection coordinator,” Chamberlain said. “He was great; they kept the water boiling back there and worked it out so we were almost cooking to order.” Chamberlain said plans are already under way to hold the event on a larger scale. “We’re hoping to sell 500 tickets next year.”

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De Soto residents who disbelieve water bill can have meters tested he said. “This is a way to verify. We are confident in our equipment.” The four councilmen present at the meeting – Rick Lane, who serves as mayor, Larry Sanders, Rich McCane and Werner Stichling – all voted in favor of implementing the policy. Councilman Roger Charleville was absent.

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income guidelines and be willing to contribute 375 hours of “sweat equity” to their home. “It’s not difficult, but there’s a lot of paperwork to gather,” Chamberlain said. “It would be good to have a lot of that in order ahead of time.” Families interested in applying can phone the Habitat office at 636-933-3606; send an email to; or visit the website at

Four Habitat homes are nearing completion Three Habitat homes will be dedicated in the next couple of weeks, and a fourth shortly after the holidays, Chamberlain said. “We have a house blessing scheduled for mid-November at 14 Waybridge in Fenton, which has been sponsored by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans,” she said. “The HUD- sponsored home at 18 Waybridge, just next door, has walls framed and trusses up. It should be complete by late January or early February. We have lots of Rotary members working on that.” The other two homes nearing completion are in the southern part of the county. “The home at 105 Boise Circle should be blessed on Nov. 9,” Chamberlain said. “That one is in the Timberwolf subdivision, and it’s sponsored by Holcim. “The home at 121 Lincoln in Crystal City should be dedicated in midNovember.”




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Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012

News briefs Festus man arrested on weapons charge after fight with his parents

Police arrested a 25-year-old man early Monday after he allegedly fired a weapon while intoxicated during a dispute with his parents that started several hours before at the parents’ mobile home in Festus. Jefferson County Prosecuting Attorney Forrest Wegge said Larry Wheeler III has been charged with felony unlawful use of a weapon, with a cashonly bond set at $25,000. Festus Police Chief Timothy Lewis said his officers responded to a report of a domestic violence Larry Wheeler III incident with shots fired at 10:45 p.m. Sunday in the 100 block of Barberry Lane. When officers arrived, Wheeler’s father told them his son was intoxicated while in possession of a .22-caliber pistol and had fired a shot in the living room during a fight with the parents. Lewis said it is not clear if Wheeler III fired the weapon at anyone. The father told police he and his wife’s refusal to allow their son to drink alcohol in their home angered their son. The father told police he ran to a neighbor’s home to call police after his

Breaking news online at son threatened to shoot him and “everyone else in the trailer.” In addition to the suspect and his parents, a friend of the suspect was in the mobile home, police said. Police said Wheeler III allegedly would not allow his mother or his friend to leave the mobile home. Festus Police, with assistance from the Crystal City Police Department and the Missouri State Highway Patrol, set up a perimeter around the home and tried to persuade Wheeler III to surrender. He refused, saying he would shoot anyone trying to enter the mobile home, police said. Police summoned the Twin City Special Weapons and Tactics team to the scene. After several phone conversations, Wheeler III stopped speaking to officers. A short time later, his mother left the trailer and told authorities her son had passed out and was asleep. Police entered the mobile home and found the suspect asleep on the kitchen floor, then took him into custody, Lewis said. “It was just a good job by the officers,” Lewis said. “It was a good job between us, Crystal City and the Missouri highway patrol.” Wheeler remained in custody at the Jefferson County Jail in Hillsboro on Tuesday afternoon, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office reported. He is also facing a felony probation violation warrant from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, Lewis said. --Kevin Carbery

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Festus Police join search for missing schizophrenic woman

Festus Police this week joined the search for a St. Louis woman with a history of schizophrenia. She was last seen Oct. 9 checking out of the Drury Inn, 1001 Veterans Blvd., Festus. Festus Police Capt. Don Lassing said Tuesday his department had learned only that day of the search for Betty J. Gathing, 62, a week after she was seen in Festus. “We weren’t contacted by the family or the St. Louis County Police,” Lassing said. He said members of his department learned of the situation through Internet reports. Lassing said Gathing, who is reported as having schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, is described as a 5-foot-6-inch black woman, about 200 pounds, with brown hair, brown eyes and a medium complexion. She may be off her medication, he said. She was driving a red 2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo with the license plates WB5T9H and reportedly was on her way home after visiting relatives in Mississippi, Lassing said. He said authorities had no idea Tuesday where she was. “I have investigators working on it

Hillsboro man gets 5 years after guilty plea to child molestation

Charles Stanley Wadlow, 62, of Hillsboro has been sentenced to five years in prison for child molestation, court records indicate. Between April 16, 2007, and November 1, 2010, he had sexual contact with a girl younger than 14 years old, the report said. Wadlow pleaded guilty to child molestation in the first degree and was sentenced July 24 by Jefferson County Div. 3 Circuit Judge Charles Wadlow Nathan B. Stewart. Wadlow could be eligible for early release following a 120-day assessment program, according to the report. Jefferson County assistant prosecuting attorney Catherine A. Crowley handled the case. -- Kim Robertson


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Parks issued felony charges for morphine possession and tampering with a MFA Oil gas station on Hwy. K just south judicial officer, as well as a misdemeanor of St. Clair, in the area where Weinhaus marijuana charge, over the incident. was living at the time. Capt. Ron Arnhart of the Jefferson Two officers fired shots at Weinhaus County Sheriff’s Office said Monday when he allegedly unstrapped and began that Weinhaus is living with his brother to pull a handgun during the afternoon in Pevely. incident, the patrol said. After Weinhaus was shot, Jefferson Franklin County Prosecuting At- County officials heightened security torney Bob Parks said he must consider measures at the Jefferson County CourtWeinhaus’ physical and menhouse. Arnhart said Monday tal condition before deciding those measures would neither be whether to charge him in the increased nor decreased in conSept. 11 incident. nection with Weinhaus residing Weinhaus, 46, reportedly in the county. was released from a St. Louis The security measures inhospital last week. clude the use of no-entry tape “He just got out,” Parks and orange cones placed around said Monday. “He’s still under the courthouse to prevent parka doctor’s care. We are still ing where it is normally allowed reviewing the case.” Jeffrey Weinhaus and a higher alert for officers The arrest warrants against providing security in and around Weinhaus, a 1985 Festus High School the courthouse. graduate, stemmed from an earlier search The Sheriff’s Office initiated the warrant served by officers at his St. measures after learning of Weinhaus’ Clair home, prompted by alleged threats Internet statements prior to the shooting Weinhaus posted on his website. Officers that indicated he intended to take over seized his computers in the search. “the courthouse” Sept. 14 or Sept. 17, When officers arrived at his home although the message did not clarify if and he answered the door, they reportedly it was the Jefferson County or another detected what they believed to be an odor county’s courthouse. of marijuana. They seized substances --Patrick Martin contributed believed to be marijuana and morphine. information to this story.

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Then, in October 2011, Knotts again confessed to violating his probation and his five-year prison sentence was executed, the report said. After completing a 120-day rehabilitation program, he was released Feb. 14, 2012, on five years’ probation, but on Aug. 6, he confessed to another probation violation and the five-year sentence was executed, according to the report. Jefferson County assistant prosecuting attorney Douglas S. Pribble handled the case. --Kim Robertson

Three in black masks invade De Soto home, beat, steal from man

Three men in black masks and clothing who took great pains to hide their identities in a home invasion Sunday still gave themselves away, the De Soto Police Department reports. Lt. Brian Werner said the suspects – De Soto residents ages 21, 18 and 17 – were released pending application for warrants. Werner said his department received a call at 3:54 a.m. reporting an assault in the 600 block of North Fourth Street. When officers arrived, they met with an injured man, 24, and a woman, 21, who was manhandled but not hurt in the incident, police said.

“The door appeared to be kicked in,” Werner said. “When officers arrived, they found the man sitting on the couch bleeding heavily from the head, face and arms. His injuries were caused through a combination of the suspects hitting him with a flashlight, pliers and a bat.” Valle Ambulance transported the man to Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Crystal City. The woman traveled with the man to the hospital, Werner said. “Apparently, the victim had some serious injuries,” he said. “He had staples put in his head (as treatment to stem the bleeding).” Werner said the victim reported the suspects stealing a BB gun, an Xbox game system, an iPod and a small amount of marijuana from him. “After the victims were taken to the hospital, they were able to identify the suspects through their voices,” he said. “And, a third party showed officers text messages from the suspects bragging about what they’d done.” Authorities arrested all three suspects early Monday, Werner said. “Officers arrested the 21-year-old and the 18-year-olds in their (separate) homes around 2 p.m. Monday,” he said. “The (Jefferson County) Sheriff’s Office picked up the 17-year-old at 4:58 a.m. Monday.” Werner said the investigation is ongoing. --Kevin Carbery

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College to receive donation that tops $1 million By Clementine Carbery For the Leader

donors for lunches, dinners, parties and other events. Receptions recognizing contributors also could be held at the home, he said. “It’s so perfect. It gives us an opportunity to bring people in there and sit down in a relaxed atmosphere to talk about the mission of the college, what we’re trying to do,” Burke said. “A lot of business gets done that way.” Jefferson College could hold its annual Viking Classic Scholarship Golf Tournament, which benefits the college’s athletics department, at Fox Run as well, he said. Burke said Ault first indicated an interest in making a donation to the foundation at a lunch meeting in 2005. Since then, many former and current college officials have worked with him to come up with a plan that best fit the needs of all involved, he said. Until now, the 21-year-old foundation’s largest donation was roughly $270,000, donated in around 2005 when the Community Health Center of Jefferson County dissolved and donated all the remaining money in its accounts. The foundation uses its money for student scholarships and other student expenses not covered by financial aid. The agency raised $370,000 during the 2011-2012 fiscal year, the second-best effort to date, Burke said.


he Jefferson College Foundation stands to receive the largest single contribution in its 21-year history with a combination cash bequest and property donation totaling in excess of $1 million. Businessman David G. Ault, president and owner of the Fox Run Golf Club, Fox Run Builders and Eureka Springs Inc., all of Eureka, is making the donation. Tom Burke, interim director of the foundation, which serves as the college’s fundraising body, announced the news Oct. 11. College officials signed the paperwork to finalize the donation Oct. 8, he said. The foundation will immediately receive ownership of a recently built home in the Fox Run Golf Course and will receive a $500,000 cash donation upon Ault’s death. Burke said Ault’s generosity will do a lot of good. “I’ve been here for 32 years and it’s kind of like the highlight of my life,” he said. College President Ray Cummiskey echoed Burke. “It represents a major step for the foundation. It’s a great day for the foundation,” Cummiskey said. “Anytime a community member comes out and supports the college the way Mr. Ault has, it just really opens up opportunities for the foundation to continue to do its great work. The foundation is all about providing opportunities for students and a gift like this assures that the foundation will be able to provide for students for years to come.” Ault, 80, has homes in Michigan and Florida, and is the former owner of Marlo Coil, a heating and cooling equipment manufacturer in High Ridge. He sold the company in 1998, Burke said.

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Tom Burke, center, discusses the gift with the college’s Board of Trustees.

Ault told college officials he does not wish to comment publicly on his gift, Burke said, and Burke would not provide contact information for him. Burke said Ault’s cash bequest does not include any restrictions on how the money can be used. The home that immediately comes into the foundation’s possession is 4,400-square foot eco-friendly residence at 304 Arctic Fox Court on the Fox Run Golf Course. One of three homes at the site, the house’s value when it was built was $800,000, Burke said. The home’s furnishings are included as part of the gift, as is a membership to the golf club, he said. Cummiskey said the house is an atrium ranch-style one-story home with a finished basement. He said he is unsure of the exact year it was built, but he believes it is only a couple of years old. It has never been lived in, Cummiskey said. “It’s beautiful. It’s practically brand new.”

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School notes Woode presents brain Students complete research at symposium degree at Mizzou The following students graduated held for Ivy League


Frankie Woode, a 2011 graduate of Windsor High School and a student at Princeton University in New Jersey, recently was selected to present his biomedical research on the hippocampus region of the brain at the firstever Ivy League Plus Science, Te c h n o l o g y, Engineering and Mathematics (S.T.E.M.) Symposium. The symposium was held Oct. Frankie Woode 4-6 at the University of Pennesylvania in Philadelphia. In humans, the hippocampus plays a key role in the creation, organization and storage of short- and long-term memories. Woode’s research is part of the effort to find cures for diseases affecting the brain, such as Alzheimer’s. Woode, a chemistry major, is the son of John and Belinda Woode of Barnhart.

from the University of Missouri in Columbia during the summer 2012 commencement. Barnhart: John Gerald Stephens, bachelor’s degree in health science. De Soto: Joseph B. Shadduck, bachelor’s degree in economics. Festus: Patrick Zane Kopp, bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering; Alecia Nichol Lassing, bachelor’s degree in journalism. Hillsboro: Ruth Elaine Rowden, bachelor’s degree in nursing; Samantha Whorton, master’s degree in education. Valles Mines: Joshua Shawn Shocklee, master’s degree in nuclear engineering

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Lori B. Pletka of Festus was named to the spring dean’s list at Southeast Missouri State University. She earned a bachelor’s degree in May in political science and is attending law school at Drake University. She is the daughter of Steve and Nancy Pletka of Festus.

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Catchphrase Nation starts hitching up its job-killing drawers

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oday’s installation is the second game of a doubleheader: We’ll hear from the Language Cop in a followup to last week’s discussion of how the Low Information Voter is being courted so aggressively this fall election season. The thing is, it’s a little tricky to direct a message to people who are Low Information without insulting them, because being pigeonholed as Low Information is not exactly a compliment. It’s difficult to say exactly what the phrase means, so for a hard job we’ll put on our Language Cop hat. The Language Cop is tough but tender, a direct, no-nonsense kind of grammar guy. Here’s the deal. Politicians hire people to spritz up the outhouse with fragrant phrases, but in the end they’re pretty sure the common rabble is either stupid or apathetic. They count on us either not knowing or caring about most of their shenanigans. I told you the Language Cop was direct. The key to gaining office, which is a higher priority to candidates than the prosperity or integrity of the county, state or nation, is to boil it down to a few catchphrases that can stick in the tiniest, most distracted minds going to the polls. We are Catchphrase Nation. One reason the Republican Party has surged so dramatically both in Missouri and nationally (and let’s not forget, locally) is that the GOP is terrific at this. It comes up with memorable catchphrases that summon up gut-level emotions in just a few words. These phrases are taught to candidates and used over and over, applied to situations and actions that may not apply but – hey! – most people aren’t paying attention anyway. My favorite is “job-killing.” The first time I heard it, the phrase was spoken by Matt Blunt, our former governor. Blunt, and the early users of this one, almost always put the phrase in front of the word “taxes.” It was always “job-killing taxes.” Before long, it was in the secret handbook at every GOP candidate training session. The phrase has become so popular that it can be put in front of anything. Job-killing policies. Job-killing regulations. Job-killing health care law. Job-killing environmental extremism. Job-killing asparagus. Made up that last one. And what do the Democrats counter with? Well, Democrats (except in Jefferson County, Missouri) generally like taxes, which

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are the toys in the sandbox of government. The problem is, Democrats can’t just say, “We like to raise taxes” or even, “We need to raise taxes.” They’d be blasted back to the Stone Age, electorally speaking. So what do they do? They say they need “revenue enhancements.” That fools no one in Catchphrase Nation and only underlines how pitifully and weakly they play the game. They can hardly counter, “Drill, baby, drill!” with “Tax, baby, tax!” That drilling phrase generally refers to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. “Drill, baby, drill!” is a mocking insult to environmentalists, who typically are lefty Democrats who want the refuge left untouched. Isn’t that just like a bunch of job-killing environmental extremists? The phrase is a cheer for unbridled capitalism and Big Oil, which Republicans love, and was voiced most prominently by that perky cheerleader herself, Sarah Palin. All those ideas are communicated in three words, two if you don’t count the repeat. Brilliant. Another one being used a lot these days in the Show-Me State is a multipurpose phrase. It’s flexible because it can be adapted to any targeted candidate. That phrase is the “failed Obama-(target) policies.” We have Republican Dave Spence running for governor against Gov. Jay Nixon by invoking the “failed Obama-Nixon policies.” We have Republican Ed Martin challenging for attorney general by urging voters to “fire Obama’s lawyer,” which is what he calls incumbent Chris Koster.

Before he was beaten by Todd Akin in the primary, Republican U.S. Senate hopeful John Brunner went for the whole enchilada against incumbent Sen. Claire McCaskill with “the failed liberal ObamaMcCaskill policies.” We could spend a whole column on “liberal,” which might be the only GOP attack word used more than “job-killing.” Instead, I wait for an ad that rails against the “failed Obama-Smith policies” for a local dogcatcher race. Those two- and three-word campaign slogans are being aimed at the Low Information Voter. If the Democrats had any game, and if they trusted that we weren’t all idiots, they might consider an even briefer, to-the-point slogan: “Think.” Nah. Thinking is too hard for a Low Information Voter.

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Vote Yes on Hillsboro public library issue

Another mysterious creature has surfaced, this time in Goldman.

Whatever this one was, it wasn’t afraid to get close to goats

To the editor: Regarding your Oct. 11 story about the “chupacabra,” I also saw a “spooky creature.” My son first saw the animal on his game camera photos and then about a week later my neighbor knocked on my door and asked me what was in my field. I went with him to my pasture where he pointed out the same type of animal as the Widemans killed. I watched it play for about five minutes. It didn’t act sick. It was acting like a cat, jumping into the over grown grass and pouncing on something, possibly mice. My goats were in the far corner of the pasture and started across the field to me. When they passed the animal the animal walked up to them within 10 feet and they both sniffed each other and the goats continued to the gate where I was while the animal went back to playing. It saw me and wasn’t concerned. The animal acted much tamer than a wild coyote or fox. I have both around my place and as soon as they see me, they take off. The animal left the pasture through a 4-inch opening in the livestock fencing. I doubt a coyote could have gone through it.

Donna Sattley Goldman

Wolves, coyotes and dogs do cross To the editor: Please tell reporter Peggy Scott and landowner John Wideman that the creature looks like a short-eared dog or South American fox (http://www.canids. org/species/Short-eared_dog.pdf)   I have seen this animal featured many times in South America, never here. But with the influx of armadillo and other southern persuasion animals that have migrated here recently, I am not totally surprised to see this example of immigration.   I am surprised that the conservation officers were so lax as to not even want to see the animal before they suggested annihilation.  It would seem the best course to research and send samples to discern the true identity before giving up the evidence to the flames.

Claudia Oppenheimer De Soto

To the editor: I was compelled to respond to Terry Doria’s Oct. 11 letter regarding the Hillsboro public library ballot issue. What Ms. Doria doesn’t understand is that the struggling families she worries about in her letter are the ones that will benefit most from a public library. Although electronic readers, high speed Internet, and cell phones are useful and put information, music and culture at your fingertips, technology like this is expensive and not everyone can afford it. Many don’t have access to it. What Ms. Doria spends on her electronic devices (e-reader, computer, smartphone) is many times more than a public library will cost. A family in a $50,000 home will only pay $1.58 per month. That is a small price to pay for all the amenities a public library will provide. A modern library is not just about “hard-copy books.” A modern library has computers with high speed Internet, e-readers, tax, business, and career information, programs for older adults, story tellers, preschool reading programs and access to movies and music. A modern library will provide meeting rooms for Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, public classes and workshops. Having a public library in a community increases property values and shows prospective business owners they will find an educated and skilled workforce. As the seat of government, we in Hillsboro have a responsibility to set the tone for Jefferson County as a whole. Let us show Jefferson County that in Hillsboro, a library is not considered a “frivolous, gratuitous non-essential.” Let us show that we value knowledge, culture and learning, and that we believe it should be accessible to everyone. Please, vote Yes for the Hillsboro Branch of the Jefferson County Library on Nov. 6.

Renée Gerlach Hillsboro

A vote for Stallman To the editor: I have been a resident of Jefferson County for more than 60 years. For 11 of those years, I served as a deputy sheriff under the late Walter “Buck” Buerger, who held office for 28 years. Was that way too long for one person to hold the county’s highest law enforcement office? Sheriff Glenn Boyer has now held the office for 20 years. That is a total of nearly 50 years with only two men holding that office. If you live in a municipality, you are probably not aware of the lack of law enforcement coverage in the county. You’ll get an officer in just a few minutes from your department. However, if you live in the unincorporated area, it is a different story. Ask the people who have been victims of thefts and burglaries. They will verify that subdivision patrol is sadly lacking. Heroin, meth, marijuana, the il-

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legal sale and use of prescription drugs are contributing factors in other crimes. Sheriff Boyer has stated that the department is down 35 officers. Yet on any given day, there are more than a dozen officers in the office who could be deployed to answer calls but are not. What about the manned Hillsboro zone office? It is just a few miles from the Sheriff’s Office in Hillsboro and that officer could be on the street patrolling. Dan Stallman has a plan to increase the patrol manpower almost immediately. It is a simple matter of prioritizing and making the best use of the manpower already available. Dan has served as a D.A.R.E. instructor, teaching children the dangers of drug use. In his duties as a deputy, he has seen the effects of drugs on all age groups and he will be proactive in combating the dangerous drug problem that plagues this county. When Dan retired from the department, the sheriff discontinued the D.A.R.E. program. Several schools contacted Dan to hire him privately in order to continue the programs. Dan will maintain a real open-door policy for the public, accessible to any county resident. Dan Stallman is a man of integrity. He is well respected by his friends, fellow officers and the students and school officials where he has taught the D.A.R.E. program. It is time for a change in the politics, policies and procedures of the last 20 years and a move to positive policing with the public interest at heart. That is why my vote will be for Dan Stallman this time.

David Taylor Cedar Hill

Obamacare will drive off doctors To the editor: As I was perusing the Oct. 4 editorial page, another letter from Bunnie Gronborg captured my attention and begged a response. She apparently has no conception of the extra billions of dollars Obamacare would add to the already $16 trillion dollar, and counting, national debt. Who does she think will have to eventually pay for all this? She would probably say “the government,” but where does she think the government gets its money? From the taxpayers, of course, or from borrowing from China and Japan for the next two or three generations, or both. Here is another undesirable mandate imbedded in IPAB (Obama’s “Independent” Payment Advisory Board). Beginning in 2014, there would be 15 unelected technocrats whose recommendations to reduce Medicare costs would have to be enacted by Aug. 15 each year. If Congress does not act on them, letting them stand, they automatically become law without any Congressional approval, or presidential signature. It can and will control (read limit) payments to doctors and hospitals in order to “save costs.” If these “experts” begin doing that, and they will, there may be many doctors shutting down their practice and hospitals closing their doors. If you think lines are bad now in doc-


tor’s offices, wait until then. It could be weeks or months. The next logical step then would be the rationing of health care. IPAB may then begin determining who would receive health care and who would not. There is also the unconstitutional encroachment on our freedom of religion with the payments mandated on religious institutions. Ms. Gronborg seems more confused by Obamacare than by the Romney\Ryan Plan.

Burton Hintermeister De Soto

This mutt is no Mitt To the editor: I hate Mitt Romney. He’s got more hair, is better looking and in great shape. He is better educated, more accomplished and way richer. Romney owns mansions with rooms that would swallow my modest bungalow. He wouldn’t need an elevator to get my car in his garage. One of his dogs could bring it in with the paper. Romney is smarter than me, better mannered, more articulate and exceptional with math. Awed business executives report he can walk in the door cold, ask for the accounting books and relate in minutes a company’s strengths and weaknesses. Romney connects to middle-class values as a model husband, father, businessman and church member. He has been married to his beautiful, intelligent wife longer, has more well-behaved sons and lots more grandkids. He is more moral, pious and benevolent to the tune of millions each year to my two-cents worth. Romney’s past is exemplary, his character so shining and his decency undeniable that the filthy, nasty political gangsters spending millions to smear him look like rabid idiots. Romney not only looks and acts presidential, but has more publicly tested and accumulated credentials than any candidate in the stable of fools and clowns we’ve elected these past many years. I hate Mitt Romney, but he’s growing on me.

Edward B. Graham De Soto

Spend a trillion here, a trillion there and soon it all adds up To the editor: I am sure Thelma Britt has gained a new friend in Bill Clinton with her Oct. 4 letter. She states that President George W. Bush gave us debt of nearly $11 trillion. With the $5 trillion-plus debt President Barack Obama has given us, that brings the total to $16 trillion-plus. The current debt is $16 trillion-plus. That means the national debt when George W. Bush took office in 2001 was zero! Really?

Peter M. Janky De Soto


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Alyssa would have been 12, Autumn, 11, and Faith 2. Authorities believe the young girls’ mother, Lisa Cochran, who was 32, murdered her daughters and then turned the gun on herself. Last week was especially difficult for Christopher Ehlen, who was Faith’s father and the estranged fiance of Lisa Cochran, said Amy Ehlen, the wife of Christopher’s oldest brother, Jerry. “He (Christopher) is not doing well,” Amy said. Christopher Ehlen, 32, and Lisa Cochran had been engaged for about two years and had applied for a marriage license on Aug. 9, but just two days later they had a fight and Cochran moved out of the De Soto-area home she had shared with Christopher, Amy said. Cochran picked up the couple’s marriage license at the Jefferson County Recorder of Deeds office on Aug. 29 – the same day she reportedly bought the gun she used to kill the girls and herself. Authorities said she bought the gun, a 12-gauge shotgun, at the Arnold Walmart Supercenter, and then shot the girls and herself a week later, at Christopher’s home, where Cochran and the girls had once lived. After their split, Cochran got an ex parte order against Christopher, claiming he had lost his temper with her and called her names in front of the children. Amy said it was Cochran, though, who had the temper. Also, Amy said Cochran had a history of erratic behavior and she should not have been able to buy a gun so easily. “I don’t know how the law could be changed, but you shouldn’t be able to go to a store and get a gun if you have a restraining order on somebody. As the law is written right now, you can say someone is making me scared for my life and get a restraining order and then you can go buy a gun. I can see the other side, that maybe you’re buying a gun to protect yourself, but before you have one (a gun), you should have to go through a safety course. “He (Christopher) requested many times for her to be court-evaluated. There had been reports where she had threatened the lives of her children and herself and that’s the person you’re allowed to give a gun to?”

Judge: Ex parte order ended up protecting father Shortly after the shootings, Jerry and Amy Ehlen released a written statement, criticizing the ex parte order that cut off Christopher’s access to the children. “By following the decision of the court, with no evidence of wrongdoing other than hearsay from a woman not emotionally stable, he was not allowed to further protect Faith, Autumn, and Alyssa,” they wrote. “Instead, he was alleged to be a potential threat to the children rather than the truth of the matter, which was that he was trying to prevent

“We’re being constantly reminded. When people ask us about it or say they’re sorry, it makes you tear up.”

Amy Ehlen Christopher Ehlen’s sister-in-law

emotional and physical harm.” But now, Amy says that even if the order had not been issued against Christopher, she doesn’t think the tragedy could have been prevented. “She (Cochran) had it in her head what she was going to do, and nothing was going to stop her,” Amy said. Authorities said they found an email message Cochran had written at 7:54 p.m. Sept. 5 that said “Goodbye” in the subject line. Also, the rambling message said, “I can’t take this anymore.” Cochran and her daughters were found dead outside Christopher Ehlen’s De Soto-area home. Deputies found the children inside a van and the mother about 50 feet away near the steps leading to the front porch with the gun lying next to her, after Christopher arrived home, spotted Cochran’s van and then left and contacted the Sheriff’s Office. Jefferson County Div. 6 Circuit Judge Troy Cardona, who signed off on the ex parte order against Christopher, said it probably protected him. “Because there was an order of protection, when he saw something weird, he didn’t drive up,” Cardona said. “If there hadn’t been an order, he would have walked up there, and there could have been questions. What they (protective orders) should do is stop people and make them step back. “The fact that she had an order didn’t make her kill her kids and herself, but it made him be more cautious, which saved him heartache because he wasn’t questioned (as a suspect).” A protective hearing was scheduled for just a few days after the shooting, which would have allowed Christopher to give his side of the story in front of Cardona. When an ex parte order is issued, it is based on just what the petitioner says. Then, a hearing is scheduled so the re-

spondent has a chance to defend himself or herself. At the hearing, the judge rules whether to dismiss the ex parte order or issue a full order of protection (See a related story about protective orders on Page 1.)

Community is helping family cope with tragedy Amy said her brother-in-law loved all three girls and has struggled to cope with the loss. After the shootings, he stayed for about two weeks with Jerry and Amy at their Imperial home, but has since returned to his home, Amy said. “He’s talking about selling his house,” she said. “He will get to a point where he wants to remember the good times, but that’s where he raised his baby (Faith), so everything about the house is going to remind him of that.” After taking a couple of weeks off, he also returned to his job as an engineer with the Jefferson County Public Works Department, Amy added. The family is trying to move on with their lives, but it’s tough, she said.

“We’re being constantly reminded,” Amy said. “When people ask us about it or say they’re sorry, it makes you tear up.” Amy said friends and community members have made it a little easier. “It was overwhelming,” she said. “The week it happened, the very next day people were bringing over food – dinners and cakes – trying to help.” Also, the family received donations to cover the cost of funeral and burial expenses. “About $11,000 was raised just at the (Rock Memorial) American Legion event (held Sept. 11 in Imperial),” Amy said. She said Christopher is thinking about donating money left over to a charity that works with people with mental See VIOLENCE, Page 13

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illness. “He’s also talking about starting his own foundation,” she said. Christopher could not be reached for comment. Vincent “Joey” Cochran of Imperial was Alyssa and Autumn’s father. Alyssa was a sixth-grader at Antonia Middle School and Autumn was in the fifth grade at Antonia Elementary School, both in the Fox School District. However, they had started the school year for a few days at Vineland Elementary in De Soto before changing schools when their mother moved with her children to Imperial to stay with her parents, authorities said.

Daniels family continues work on women’s shelter Reaching out and helping others is the best way to deal with a tragic loss, said Sylvia Daniels of Hillsboro, whose daughter, Mary, was murdered in 2010. Mary’s estranged husband, Christopher Paul Colletta, was convicted of first-degree murder in 2011 for stabbing

“Mary’s Hope gives us a goal, turning our tragedy into something hopeful. If one family doesn’t have to go through what we have, we’ve succeeded.”

Sylvia Daniels Mother of Mary Daniels, murder victim

her to death in a parking garage at Mercy Hospital St. Louis in Creve Coeur, where she worked. Since then, Sylvia has been working to raise money to build a new shelter for abused women and children. Comtrea, the county’s primary mental health agency, also is working on the project, called Mary’s House of Hope. Sylvia said the project has given her something to focus on, rather than her daughter’s death. “Mary’s Hope gives us a goal, turning our tragedy into something hopeful,” she said. “If one family doesn’t have to go through what we have, we’ve succeeded.” So far, the group has raised about $27,000 for the shelter, Sylvia said. “If

we can get to $80,000, we should be doing good.” A fundraising dinner and dance will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at Hillsboro Community Civic Club, 10349 Business 21. Tickets are $25. To buy tickets, call Kristy Neuman, 314-974-4477 or 636-937-2700, ext. 1060. Sylvia said she also is focused on helping Mary’s two children deal with their loss. “With God’s help, we’re doing good,” she said. “Our goal is to take care of them. We want the children to learn you can turn tragedy to hope, that life can be OK. We’re going to make sure they have a good life. If we fall apart and the kids don’t have a good life, he took even more.”

Mary Daniels had a protective order against her husband. “I know the night he was served (with the order), he got very angry,” Syliva said. “But, in my daughter’s case, it wasn’t going to matter; he was going to do what he did no matter what. “In some cases they (protective orders) can be good because you’re not dealing with real irrational cases, but I think the person trying to protect themselves can get too comfortable; they think they have that and the person’s going to stay away from them. So, I think in some cases they work, but women or men, whoever’s trying to protect themselves, they need to not get too comfortable because they have a piece of paper.” Cardona, who also issued the order in the Daniels case, agreed. “(After an order is issued) caution needs to be heightened,” he said. “Like in her case, if you have one, make sure a security guard at the hospital walks you to your car.” Cardona said it’s difficult when a case he’s heard turns out tragically, like both the Cochran and Daniels cases. “Those things are hard to deal with.”

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cases on Monday mornings and on Tuesday mornings and afternoons, with about 40 cases on each of the three dockets. He said he enjoys trying to help the parties work out resolutions. “I love the docket, and I love people,” Cardona said. “Maybe I can reach them and reason with them. Every case is psychology.” Cardona said he doesn’t know why requests for orders of protection are on the rise, but he said many cases involve alcohol or drug abuse. “If it’s an order against a man, usually it’s because of alcohol, and if it’s against a woman, it’s usually drugs,” he said. Cardona offered several points about protective orders, which he said people typically seek when they feel threatened by someone else and want

“If it’s an order against a man, usually it’s because of alcohol, and if it’s against a woman, it’s usually drugs.”

Troy Cardona Div. 6 circuit judge

to keep that person away. ■ When a person requests an order of protection, it can be denied, granted or a hearing can be set to later determine whether one should be granted, Cardona said. ■ If an order is filed at the time it’s requested, it’s called an ex parte order, because it’s based on just one person’s testimony. Also, it’s a temporary order. Once an ex parte order is issued, a hearing is set, usually within 30 days,

so the respondent can give his or her side of the story, Cardona said. At that time, the judge may either dismiss the ex parte order or grant a full protection order, which may be in effect up to a year. After that year, the order can be extended for one more, Cardona said. ■ In Jefferson County, a person applies for a protective order during regular business hours at the County Courthouse, 300 Main St., in Hills-

boro. It is handled by the ex parte office, which is on the first floor and is a division of the Circuit Clerk’s Office, Cusick said. Regular business hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. After hours, if there’s an urgent need for a protective order, a petitioner may go to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, 510 First St., Hillsboro, and request one, and an on-call judge will be contacted, Cardona said. ■ The petitioner is not charged any cost for the protective order, but the respondent may be assessed $130.50 or more, according to a bookkeeper in the Circuit Clerk’s office. When orders of protection involve children, a guardian ad litem is appointed to look out for the minor’s best interest, and that can range from $75 to See EX PARTE, Page 14

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“Sometimes after I issue an order, a teary-eyed woman will ask, ‘Am I protected now?’ And, I tell them no. It’s just a piece of paper, so you probably have to be more cautious because they are mad because now there’s an order and they can’t see their kids and maybe they’re assessed court costs.”

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$100 or more an hour, the bookkeeper said. Often, Cardona said he doesn’t assess any court costs because he doesn’t want the respondent to get mad about paying the fees and take it out on the petitioner. ■ If a couple is not married and paternity hasn’t been established through the courts, it’s difficult for a man to get a child protective order against a mother, Cardona said. It’s easier for a person to get a protective order against a relative than it is against a neighbor or acquaintance, Cardona said. “If they’re related by blood, marriage, kids or intimate relationships, it takes just one circumstance of threat or abuse; if they’re not related, it takes repeated acts,” he said. ■ Cardona said a protective order doesn’t mean the respondent is guilty of a crime. “No one’s proven guilty by getting an order of protection against them,” he said. But, it should make people step back and look at their behavior. “Protection orders are important so that parties realize the court has had to intervene and they must find a resolution while following the order,” he said. “If people don’t follow the order, the

court can hold people in contempt and fine or jail them. And, prosecutors can file criminal charges against people for violating orders.” ■ A protective order doesn’t ensure the petitioner’s safety, though, Cardona said. “People think they’re going to court and the judge is going to fix it, but I can’t,” Cardona said. “One of the purposes of the protective order is to help the petitioner and respondent work out their problems. “But sometimes after I issue an order, a teary-eyed woman will ask, ‘Am I protected now?’ And, I tell them no. It’s just a piece of paper, so you probably have to be more cautious because they are mad because now there’s an order and they can’t see their kids and maybe they’re assessed court costs.” ■ Cardona said it’s important for the petitioner to show up to the hearing after the ex parte order is used. “If the petitioner doesn’t show up, I’ll dismiss the order,” he said. “I’m not disappointed if petitioners want to dismiss (orders), but I am if they don’t show up for the hearing. I don’t want them to abuse it and I want to know they’re OK.” If the respondent hasn’t been served or doesn’t show up to the hearing, the order will be continued (kept in force), Cardona said.


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Byrnes Mill adjusts sewer rates By Tracey Bruce For the Leader


yrnes Mill officials have approved some relief for business owners concerned about recent sewer rate hikes. The Board of Aldermen on Oct. 3 increased the number of gallons covered under its base monthly commercial fee from 7,500 gallons of water used to 50,000 gallons. The board had raised rates for residential and commercial sewer users in July. The increases were needed to allow the city to operate the service at a breakeven level, City Administrator Larry Perney said. “When I analyzed the budget, I could see there was going to be a huge shortfall and if it continued, we would not be solvent,” Perney said. “We could be through our reserves and out of money in three years,” Perney said. In July, monthly fees were raised by 39 percent across the board. Residential single family properties now are paying $42.19 per month for sewer service rather than $30.45. Rates for multifamily users went up from $22.83 to $31.73 per month per unit. The monthly base rate for commercial properties increased from $33.50 to $46.41 a month. However, several merchants ended up paying much more. Businesses that

use more than 7,500 gallons of water per month have been charged 87 cents per additional gallon. The old rate was 36.036 cents per extra gallon. When those rate hikes were approved, business owners began calling City Hall. “They were concerned about the rates,” Perney said. “And the rates were too high.” In response, the board raised the threshold that business owners would incur additional charges from 7,500 to 50,000 gallons of water used. “We want to be business-friendly,” Perney said. “This will definitely be a relief to those who use more than 7,500 gallons a month.” City collector Mary Ann Hedrick indicated that the rate change should make a big difference for businesses. For example, she said, a restaurant that used 78, 979 gallons of water in July, after the new rates took effect, had a bill that was $668.28 that month. Under the change, that business would have been charged $298.59. A business that uses less than 50,000 gallons in a month will now pay $46.41. The board made the change retroactive, so businesses will be credited for payments they have already made. The city will be keeping a close watch on sewer revenue in the future, Perney said. “We will review it every year, looking at it more frequently, so we know where we stand,” he said.

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News briefs Imperial man gets 12-year prison term on meth charge Bryan S. London, 36, of Imperial recently was sentenced to 12 years in prison on drug charges, court records show. On Nov. 16, 2010, he was found with muriatic acid, filters, tubing, jars, funnels, sodium hydroxide and other items commonly used to make methamphetamine, the report said. In addition, London was found in possession of meth. He pleaded guilty to the charges and was sentenced July 24 by Jefferson County Div. 3 Circuit Judge Nathan B. Stewart to 12 years for attempting Bryan London to make meth. He also was sentenced to seven years for possession of meth, but that term is to be served concurrently, or at the same time, according to the report. Jefferson County assistant prosecuting attorney Trisha C. Stefanski handled the case. London is a repeat offender, having previously pleaded guilty to a 1996 drug charge, court documents indicate. -- Kim Robertson

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House Springs man’s probation violation lands him in prison after 4th DWI

Michael E. English, 40, of House Springs has been sentenced to seven years in prison for violating probation he got following a charge for driving under the influence of alcohol, according to court records. It was his fourth offense. English pleaded guilty to driving under the influence on Michael English July 14, 2009, on Hwy. 141 north of High View Drive in the Fenton area, the report said. He was sentenced in November 2010 to seven years in prison and was released in March 2011 on five years of probation. English was found guilty of violating his probation and was sentenced Aug. 3 by Jefferson County Div. 3 Circuit Judge Nathan B. Stewart. He also had pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated in 1999 in Eureka and in 2003 in St. Charles County, and he was convicted of driving with excessive blood-alcohol content in connection with a 2006 incident in Byrnes Mill, according to the report.

Jefferson County assistant prosecuting attorney Travis D. Partney handled the most recent case. -- Kim Robertson

Festus burglary victim finds water damage The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information about a burglary at home on Lydia Lane in the Festus area that resulted in $15,000 to $20,000 worth of damage. Someone broke into the home between 6:30 p.m. Aug. 30 and 3 p.m. Sept. 2 and knocked over a water heater, which caused a water pipe to leak, flooding the house, the report said. The victim told deputies that when she arrived home, water was pouring out from around the doors. Also, about four inches of water was in the kitchen, according to the report. In addition to the water heater, damage was done to the kitchen cabinets, walls and insulation, the report said. It looked like the culprit got into the home through a door on the west side of the house, according to the report. No arrests had been made as of Oct. 4, said Capt. Ron Arnhart of the Sheriff’s Office. He asks anyone with information about the incident to call the Sheriff’s Office tip line at 636-797-6467. -- Kim Robertson

Police think man, 37, died of drug overdose A 37-year-old man appears to have died from a drug overdose between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m. Sept. 11 at a home in the 8800 block of Chapel Hill Court in the Hillsboro area, says Capt. Ron Arnhart of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office. The man’s girlfriend told deputies she had last talked to the victim at 7 a.m. when they were in bed together, the Sheriff’s Office reports. At about 10 a.m., she tried to wake him, but couldn’t, so she contacted a neighbor and 911, according to the report. Big River Ambulance District personnel could not revive the man and his body was taken to the Medical Examiner’s Office, Arnhart said. The girlfriend told deputies the victim had been a methamphetamine addict and on Sept. 10 had filled prescriptions for Alprazolam, an antianxiety medication, and Tramadol, a pain medication. She said the man had taken at least 10 of the pills and sold seven of them, the report said. Deputies found the prescription bottles, and most of the pills were missing, according to the report. -- Kim Robertson


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Arnold Senior Expo draws crowd


ore than 500 seniors attended Leader Publication’s Arnold Senior Expo on Oct. 10 at the Arnold Recreation Center, with plenty of fun to go around. “I think it was one of our better events,” Leader publisher Pam LaPlant said. “It was well attended, and the seniors seemed responsive to the vendors and programs.” During the event, which was held from 8 a.m. to noon, visitors stopped by more than 40 vendor booths, and enjoyed free coffee and doughnuts. Seniors packed the house for two sessions of free bingo. Imperial-area chiropractor Paul Amato spoke to seniors about what to expect as bodies age. “He told us things we should and should not do as we advance in age,” LaPlant said.

Monica Bates and her veterinarian husband John Bates talked about the benefits of pet ownership for seniors. They also brought along rescue dogs “Buddy” and “Rocco” to visit with seniors. Musical trio GLO entertained seniors with music from the 1960s and 1970s, including vocal harmonies. “The band was terrific,” LaPlant said. Jefferson Regional Medical Center provided a shuttle bus to transport the crowds from the parking areas to the front door of the Expo. The Leader sponsors three Senior Expos every year. The De Soto Senior Expo will be held in the spring and the Festus Senior Expo will be held in the summer. Vendors may call 636-9317560 for information about how to participate.

Tammy Miller with Autumn Ridge Residential Care assists Altha Burton of Herculaneum and Charlie Baer of Herculaneum off the shuttle bus provided by Jefferson Regional Medical Center.

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At right, Gloria Ifland of House Springs attends her first Expo and wins her first bingo game ever, with her mother-in-law, Melba Ifland of Arnold.

Kathy and Paul Ziebol of Fenton get acquainted with “Rocco” and veterinarian John Bates of Imperial Animal Hospital.

Pevely pushes up real estate tax 3 cents because of drop in assessed valuation The city of Pevely has raised its tax rate for 2012 by roughly 3 cents to make up for a $3,540,795 drop in assessed valuation between 2011 and 2012. The Board of Aldermen voted 6-0 Sept. 17 to approve the increase. With the change, the owner of a home assessed at $100,000 home will pay approximately $5.70 more per year in real estate taxes. The new rate will be reflected on the real estate tax bills that arrive this fall, city clerk Betty Stackley said. Stackley said Pevely’s assessed value, which is based on real estate and personal property assessments in the

city, fell from $98,702,749 in 2011 to $95,161,954 in 2012. She attributed the drop to the loss of the Kitchen restaurant and the Big Pevely Flea Market, which both closed. Stackley said next year, the town’s assessed value should come up because the city’s new Taco Bell and larger Dollar General store will be figured into the calculations as will a new Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy that recently opened. The tax increase brings Pevely’s levy up .0296 cents per $100 of assessed valuation and boosts the overall tax rate from .7950 to .8246 per $100 of assessed valuation.

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ore than 140 people participated in the recent Friends of the Poor Walk, raising $27,745 to help Jefferson County residents in need, says Diane Stoverink, a volunteer with the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, which sponsored the event. Members of several local Catholic churches participated, including Immaculate Conception in Arnold, St. Joseph in Imperial, St. John in Shady Valley, Our Lady Queen of Peace in House Springs, Assumption in Herculaneum, Good Shepherd in Hillsboro, Sacred Heart in Crystal City, Our Lady in Festus and St. Rose of Lima in De Soto, said Stoverink, who volunteers with the Sacred Heart St. Vincent de Paul conference. Each of the churches that participated has a St. Vincent de Paul conference, she said “Whatever money was earned by each conference stays in that area; it helps people in need in that area,” Stoverink said. “It helps pay utilities and sometimes rent or just in any way that we can help.” The walk was held Sept. 29 at St. Pius High School in Crystal City. It was the fourth time the walk was held in Jefferson County and was one of



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MoDOT to close Route Z in Pevely for the day Oct. 24

The Missouri Department of Transportation will temporarily close Hwy. Z near Kerkhoff Road in Pevely on Wednesday, Oct. 24, weather permitting. The closure is near Unimin Corporation Quarry and will last from approximately 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Crews will replace a culvert under this section of Hwy. Z during the closure. Motorists can detour to Hwy. A or I-55 to access Hwy. Z. From left, Alex Edwards, 15, and Rachel Passig, 13, with a mile-high stack of pie and other desserts to give out.

Fall fest at St. Joseph a sunny success The rain forecast for Saturday held off long enough for the annual Fall Festival at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Imperial to take place in sunshine. “We had a nice crowd, and it was a very nice day,” said Cindy Maloney, parish financial administrator. “The weather couldn’t have been better. “I was so worried with the rain, but it stayed away. Everything seemed to do well; the auction was a big hit.” Sports memorabilia and holiday items were hot tickets in the auction, Maloney said. “We had a St. Louis sports package, and we had a World Series replica ring,”

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she said. “We had a limo ride for 10, and we had a hunting package that was just phenomenal. And we sold out of chicken dinners.” The financial results are still being tallied, but Maloney said parish officials think totoals will end up close to the same as last year, which brought in between $34,000 and $35,000. The fall festival is the biggest fundraising event of the year for St. Joseph. “It was a great day for the parishioners to get together,” Maloney said. “It’s just a wonderful community-building thing for our parish.” -- Laura Marlow

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Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012

De Soto’s East Kingston Street bridge to open Nov. 7


he new East Kingston Street bridge in De Soto is expected to open Nov. 7, right on schedule and on budget, De Soto City Manager David Dews reported at Monday’s De Soto City Council meeting. The new structure replaces the DeWitt Street bridge for vehicle traffic. The city created a new portion of Kingston Street, where no street existed before, as part of the new bridge construction, Dews said. Dews told council members Pace Construction of St. Louis is on track to finish the $1,694,000 project on budget. Workers poured the deck last week, he said, while work remains on the bridge’s barrier walls and approaches, he said. De Soto is paying for 20 percent of the project with the rest covered by a federal grant. The city’s share of the cost is $338,000. “It’s another positive project

Workers place iron rebar on the road bed in preparation for pouring concrete.

for the city,” Dews said. The new bridge has been built about 100 feet north of the existing one, which has been closed for about eight years because of structural concerns, and Veterans Boulevard has been raised above the 100-year flood plain. The rehabbed DeWitt Street bridge will be for pedestrians and bicycle traffic. The portion of Veterans Boulevard (Hwy. E) near the construction project was closed for about a month during the project. Work on the project began in early summer. --Kevin Carbery

Walkers invited to participate in De Soto Goes Pink campaign Proceeds from walk on Oct. 19 will help breast cancer patients


s part of this month’s De Soto Goes Pink campaign, a Breast Cancer Walk will be held Friday, Oct. 19, beginning at Spross Park, which is at Amvets and Concord drives in De Soto. Registration for the 5K walk will begin at 5 p.m., and the walk starts at 6 p.m. Entry costs $20 a person. Proceeds will benefit Jefferson Regional Medical Center’s program that provides local women with free mammograms and information, as well as services to women with cancer. As of Tuesday, 130 people had signed up for the walk, said Julie Craig, office coordinator for the De Soto Chamber of Commerce, one of the sponsors of the city’s Pink campaign. Other sponsors are Jefferson Regional in Crystal City and the De Soto Community Foundation. De Soto businesses have been encouraged to decorate in pink for the campaign and to donate to the cause. “We have several businesses throughout town that have done it up really big,” Craig said. “And, we have businesses donating a portion of their sales throughout the month.” At the walk, survivors will receive a free pink carnation. Also, the carnations will be sold. In addition, a raffle for a gun will be included. Henry and Sons Guns and Ammo in De Soto donated the pistol,

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Pink ribbons have been placed on many signs on Main Street.

a Bersa Thunder 380. The gun comes with a kit that includes a magazine, an extra set of pink wooden grips and a pink case, Craig said. Live music and free food will be included. Downtown Deli in De Soto will donate some of the food, and local veterans organizations will help pay for some of it, Craig said. Other participating businesses include Dairy Queen, Off the Hook and Fountain City Grille restaurants, as well as Hopson Lumber and Sun Rays Hair and Tanning Salon. Advance registration for the walk can be completed online at Or, call the chamber at 636586-5591.

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Proposed Amendments

Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012

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Proposed Amendment to the Constitution of Missouri and Statutory Propositions To be submitted to the qualified voters of the State of Missouri at the General Election to be held Tuesday, the 6th day of November, 2012. CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT NO. 3 [Proposed by the 96th General Assembly (Second Regular Session) SJR 51] OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to change the current nonpartisan selection of supreme court and court of appeals judges to a process that gives the governor increased authority to: • appoint a majority of the commission that selects these court nominees; and • appoint all lawyers to the commission by removing the requirement that the governor’s appointees be nonlawyers? There are no estimated costs or savings expected if this proposal is approved by voters. Submitting to the qualified voters of Missouri, an amendment repealing sections 25(a) and 25(d) of article V of the Constitution of Missouri, and adopting two new sections in lieu thereof relating to nonpartisan selection of judges. Section A. Sections 25(a) and 25(d), article V, Constitution of Missouri, are repealed and two new sections adopted in lieu thereof, to be known as sections 25(a) and 25(d), to read as follows: Section 25(a). Whenever a vacancy shall occur in the office of [judge of any of the following courts of this state, to wit: The supreme court, the court of appeals, or in the office of] circuit or associate circuit judge within the city of St. Louis [and], Jackson County or any other circuit electing under section 25(b) to have their circuit and associate circuit judges appointed, the governor shall fill such vacancy by appointing one of three persons possessing the qualifications for such office, who shall be nominated and whose names shall be submitted to the governor by a nonpartisan judicial commission established and organized as hereinafter provided. Whenever a vacancy shall occur in the office of judge of the supreme court or the court of appeals, the governor shall fill such vacancy by appointing one of four persons possessing the qualifications for such office, who shall be nominated and whose names shall be submitted to the governor by a nonpartisan judicial commission established and organized as hereinafter provided. If the governor fails to appoint any of the nominees within sixty days after the list of nominees is submitted, the nonpartisan judicial commission making the nomination shall appoint one of the nominees to fill the vacancy. Section 25(d). Nonpartisan judicial commissions whose duty it shall be to nominate and submit to the governor names of persons for appointment as provided by sections 25(a)-(g) are hereby established and shall be organized on the following basis: For vacancies in the office of judge of the supreme court or of the court of appeals, there shall be one such commission, to be known as “The Appellate Judicial Commission”; for vacancies in the office of circuit judge or associate circuit judge of any circuit court subject to the provisions of sections 25(a)-(g) there shall be one such commission, to be known as “The ...... Circuit Judicial Commission”, for each judicial circuit which shall be subject to the provisions of sections 25(a)-(g)[;]. The appellate judicial commission shall consist of [a judge of the supreme court selected by the members of the supreme court, and the remaining members shall be chosen in the following manner:] seven voting members and one nonvoting member. The members of the supreme court shall select a former judge, who has not lost a retention election or been removed for cause, of the court of appeals or the supreme court to serve as the nonvoting member of the commission. Nonvoting members shall be selected for terms of four years, with the first term beginning January 15, 2013. The members of the bar of this state residing in each court of ap-

peals district shall elect one of their number to serve as a voting member of said commission[, and]. The governor shall appoint [one citizen, not a member of the bar] four citizens, one from [among the residents of] each court of appeals district and one from the state at-large, to serve as [a member] voting members of said commission[, and]. The terms of appointed members and of the supreme court judge member of the appellate judicial commission serving on January 15, 2013, shall end on that day. The governor shall appoint two members to the commission for terms ending January 15, 2015, and appoint two members for terms ending January 15, 2017. The terms of all subsequently appointed commission members shall end four years after the termination of the prior term. Vacancies occurring in unexpired terms shall be filled for the remainder of the unexpired term. The voting members of the commission shall select one of [their number] the voting members to serve as chairman. Each circuit judicial commission shall consist of five members, one of whom shall be the chief judge of the district of the court of appeals within which the judicial circuit of such commission, or the major portion of the population of said circuit is situated and the remaining four members shall be chosen in the following manner: The members of the bar of this state residing in the judicial circuit of such commission shall elect two of their number to serve as members of said commission, and the governor shall appoint two citizens, not members of the bar, from among the residents of said judicial circuit to serve as members of said commission, the members of the commission shall select one of their number to serve as chairman; and the terms of office of the members of such commission shall be fixed by law, but no law shall increase or diminish the term of any member then in office. No member of any [such] commission other than a judge shall hold any public office, and no member shall hold any official position in a political party. Every [such] commission may act only by the concurrence of a majority of its voting members. The members of [such commission] commissions shall receive no salary or other compensation for their services but they shall receive their necessary traveling and other expenses incurred while actually engaged in the discharge of their official duties. All [such] commissions shall be administered, and all elections provided for under this section shall be held and regulated, under such rules as the supreme court shall promulgate. EXPLANATION--Matter enclosed in bold-faced brackets [thus] in this bill is not enacted and is intended to be omitted in the law. STATE OF MISSOURI Secretary of State



I, Robin Carnahan, Secretary of State of the State of Missouri, hereby certify that the foregoing is a full, true and complete copy of Constitutional Amendment No. 3, to be submitted to the qualified voters of the State of Missouri at the General Election to be held the sixth day of November, 2012. In TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I hereunto set my hand and affix the Great Seal of the State of Missouri, done at the City of Jefferson, this 28th day of August, 2012.

ROBIN CARNAHAN Secretary of State

PROPOSITION A [Proposed by Initiative Petition] OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE: Shall Missouri law be amended to: • allow any city not within a county (the City of St.

Louis) the option of transferring certain obligations and control of the city’s police force from the board of police commissioners currently appointed by the governor to the city and establishing a municipal police force; • establish certain procedures and requirements for governing such a municipal police force including residency, rank, salary, benefits, insurance, and pension; and • prohibit retaliation against any employee of such municipal police force who reports conduct believed to be illegal to a superior, government agency, or the press? State governmental entities estimated savings will eventually be up to $500,000 annually. Local governmental entities estimated annual potential savings of $3.5 million; however, consolidation decisions with an unknown outcome may result in the savings being more or less than estimated. Be it enacted by the people of the State of Missouri as follows: Sections 84.010 and 84.220 are repealed, Sections 86.200, 86.213, and 105.726 are amended, and seven new sections are enacted, to be known as Sections 84.341, 84.342, 84.343, 84.344, 84.345, 84.346, and 84.347, to read as follows: 84.341. No elected or appointed official of the state or any political subdivision thereof shall act or refrain from acting in any manner to impede, obstruct, hinder, or otherwise interfere with any member of a municipal police force established under sections 84.343 to 84.346 in the performance of his or her job duties, or with any aspect of any investigation arising from the performance of such job duties. This section shall not be construed to prevent such officials from acting within the normal course and scope of their employment or from acting to implement sections 84.343 to 84.346. Any person who violates this section shall be liable for a penalty of two thousand five hundred dollars for each offense and shall forever be disqualified from holding any office or employment whatsoever with the governmental entity the person served at the time of the violation. The penalty shall not be paid by the funds of any committee as the term “committee” is defined in section 130.011. This section shall not be construed to interfere with the punishment, under any laws of this state, of a criminal offense committed by such officials, nor shall this section apply to duly appointed members of the municipal police force, or their appointing authorities, whose conduct is otherwise provided for by law. 84.342. 1. It shall be an unlawful employment practice for an official, employee, or agent of a municipal police force established under sections 84.343 to 84.346 to discharge, demote, reduce the pay of, or otherwise retaliate against an employee of the municipal police force for reporting to any superior, government agency, or the press the conduct of another employee that the reporting employee believes, in good faith, is illegal. 2. Any employee of the municipal police force may bring a cause of action for general or special damages based on a violation of this section. 84.343. 1. Subject to the provisions of sections 84.344 to 84.346, any city not within a county may establish a municipal police force for the purposes of: (1) Preserving the public peace, welfare, and order; (2) Preventing crime and arresting suspected offenders; (3) Enforcing the laws of the state and ordinances of the city;

(4) Exercising all powers available to a police force under generally applicable state law; and (5) Regulating and licensing all private watchmen, private detectives, and private policemen serving or acting as such in said city. 2. Any person who acts as a private watchman, private detective, or private policeman in said cities without having obtained a written license from said cities is guilty of a class A misdemeanor. 84.344. 1. Notwithstanding any provisions of this chapter to the contrary, any city not within a county may establish a municipal police force on or after July 1, 2013, according to the procedures and requirements of this section. The purpose of these procedures and requirements is to provide for an orderly and appropriate transition in the governance of the police force and provide for an equitable employment transition for commissioned and civilian personnel. 2. Upon the establishment of a municipal police force by a city under sections 84.343 to 84.346, the board of police commissioners shall convey, assign, and otherwise transfer to the city title and ownership of all indebtedness and assets, including, but not limited to, all funds and real and personal property held in the name of or controlled by the board of police commissioners created under sections 84.010 to 84.340. The board of police commissioners shall execute all documents reasonably required to accomplish such transfer of ownership and obligations. 3. If the city establishes a municipal police force and completes the transfer described in subsection 2 of this section, the city shall provide the necessary funds for the maintenance of the municipal police force. 4. Before a city not within a county may establish a municipal police force under this section, the city shall adopt an ordinance accepting responsibility, ownership, and liability as successor-in-interest for contractual obligations, indebtedness, and other lawful obligations of the board of police commissioners subject to the provisions of subsection 2 of section 84.345. 5. A city not within a county that establishes a municipal police force shall initially employ, without a reduction in rank, salary, or benefits, all commissioned and civilian personnel of the board of police commissioners created under sections 84.010 to 84.340 that were employed by the board immediately prior to the date the municipal police force was established. Such commissioned personnel who previously were employed by the board may only be involuntarily terminated by the city not within a county for cause. The city shall also recognize all accrued years of service that such commissioned and civilian personnel had with the board of police commissioners. Such personnel shall be entitled to the same holidays, vacation, and sick leave they were entitled to as employees of the board of police commissioners. 6. Commissioned and civilian personnel who were previously employed by the board shall continue to be subject, throughout their employment for the city not within a county, to a residency rule no more restrictive than a requirement of retaining a primary residence in a city not within a county for a total of seven years and of then allowing them to maintain a primary residence outside the city not within a county so long as the residence is located within a one-hour response time. 7. The commissioned and civilian personnel who retire from service with the board of police commissioners before the establishment of a municipal police force under subsection 1 of this section shall continue to be entitled to the same pension benefits provided under chapter 86 and the same benefits set forth in subsection 5 of this section. 8. If the city not within a county elects to establish a municipal police force under this section, the city shall establish a separate division for the operation of its municipal police force. The civil service commission of the city may adopt rules and regulations appropriate for the unique operation of a police department. Such rules and regulations shall reserve exclusive authority over the disciplinary process

and procedures affecting commissioned officers to the civil service commission; however, until such time as the city adopts such rules and regulations, the commissioned personnel shall continue to be governed by the board of police commissioner’s rules and regulations in effect immediately prior to the establishment of the municipal police force, with the police chief acting in place of the board of police commissioners for purposes of applying the rules and regulations. Unless otherwise provided for, existing civil service commission rules and regulations governing the appeal of disciplinary decisions to the civil service commission shall apply to all commissioned and civilian personnel. The civil service commission’s rules and regulations shall provide that records prepared for disciplinary purposes shall be confidential, closed records available solely to the civil service commission and those who possess authority to conduct investigations regarding disciplinary matters pursuant to the civil service commission’s rules and regulations. A hearing officer shall be appointed by the civil service commission to hear any such appeals that involve discipline resulting in a suspension of greater than fifteen days, demotion, or termination, but the civil service commission shall make the final findings of fact, conclusions of law, and decision which shall be subject to any right of appeal under chapter 536. 9. A city not within a county that establishes and maintains a municipal police force under this section: (1) Shall provide or contract for life insurance coverage and for insurance benefits providing health, medical, and disability coverage for commissioned and civilian personnel of the municipal police force to the same extent as was provided by the board of police commissioners under section 84.160; (2) Shall provide or contract for medical and life insurance coverage for any commissioned or civilian personnel who retired from service with the board of police commissioners or who were employed by the board of police commissioners and retire from the municipal police force of a city not within a county to the same extent such medical and life insurance coverage was provided by the board of police commissioners under section 84.160; (3) Shall make available medical and life insurance coverage for purchase to the spouses or dependents of commissioned and civilian personnel who retire from service with the board of police commissioners or the municipal police force and deceased commissioned and civilian personnel who receive pension benefits under sections 86.200 to 86.366 at the rate that such dependent’s or spouse’s coverage would cost under the appropriate plan if the deceased were living; and (4) May pay an additional shift differential compensation to commissioned and civilian personnel for evening and night tours of duty in an amount not to exceed ten percent of the officer’s base hourly rate. 10. A city not within a county that establishes a municipal police force under sections 84.343 to 84.346 shall establish a transition committee of five members for the purpose of: coordinating and implementing the transition of authority, operations, assets, and obligations from the board of police commissioners to the city; winding down the affairs of the board; making nonbinding recommendations for the transition of the police force from the board to the city; and other related duties, if any, established by executive order of the city’s mayor. Once the ordinance referenced in section 84.344 is enacted, the city shall provide written notice to the board of police commissioners and the governor of the State of Missouri. Within thirty days of such notice, the mayor shall appoint three members to the committee, two of whom shall be members of a statewide law enforcement association that represents at least five thousand law enforcement officers. The remaining members of the committee shall include the police chief of the municipal police force and a person who currently or previously served as a commissioner on the board of police commissioners, who shall be appointed to the committee by the mayor of such city.

22 Jefferson County Leader 84.345. 1. Except as required for the board of police commissioners to conclude its affairs and pursue legal claims and defenses, upon the establishment of a municipal police force, the terms of office of the commissioners of the board of police created under sections 84.020 and 84.030 shall expire, and the provisions of sections 84.010 to 84.340 shall not apply to any city not within a county or its municipal police force as of such date. The board shall continue to operate, if necessary, to wind down the board’s affairs until the transfer of ownership and obligations under subsection 2 of section 84.344 has been completed. During such time, the board of police commissioners shall designate and authorize its secretary to act on behalf of the board for purposes of performing the board’s duties and any other actions incident to the transfer and winding down of the board’s affairs. 2. For any claim, lawsuit, or other action arising out of actions occurring before the date of completion of the transfer provided under subsection 2 of section 84.344, the state shall continue to provide legal representation as set forth in section 105.726, and the state legal expense fund shall continue to provide reimbursement for such claims under section 105.726. This subsection applies to all claims, lawsuits, and other actions brought against any commissioner, police officer, employee, agent, representative, or any individual or entity acting or purporting to act on its or their behalf. 3. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, rule, or regulation to the contrary, any city not within a county that establishes a municipal police force under sections 84.343 to 84.346 shall not be restricted or limited in any way in the selection of a police chief or chief of the division created under subsection 8 of section 84.344. 4. It shall be the duty of the sheriff for any city not within a county, whenever called upon by the police chief of the municipal police force, to act under the police chief’s control for the preservation of the public peace and quiet; and, whenever the exigency or circumstances may, in the police chief’s judgment, warrant it, said police chief shall have the power to assume the control and command of all local and municipal conservators of the peace of the city, whether sheriff, constable, policemen or others, and they shall act under the orders of the said police chief and not otherwise. 84.346. Any police pension system created under chapter 86 for the benefit of a police force established under sections 84.010 to 84.340 shall continue to be governed by chapter 86, and shall apply to any police force established under section 84.343 to 84.346. Other than any provision that makes chapter 86 applicable to a municipal police force established under section 84.343 to 84.346, nothing in sections 84.343 to 84.346 shall be construed as limiting or changing the rights or benefits provided under chapter 86. 84.347. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 1.140 to the contrary, the provisions of sections 84.343 to 84.346 shall be non-severable. If any provision of sections 84.343 to 84.346 is for any reason held to be invalid, such decision shall invalidate all of the remaining provisions of this act. 86.200. The following words and phrases as used in sections 86.200 to 86.366, unless a different meaning is plainly required by the context, shall have the following meanings: (1) “Accumulated contributions”, the sum of all mandatory contributions deducted from the compensation of a member and credited to the member’s individual account, together with members’ interest thereon; (2) “Actuarial equivalent”, a benefit of equal value when computed upon the basis of mortality tables and interest assumptions adopted by the board of trustees; (3) “Average final compensation”: (a) With respect to a member who earns no creditable service on or after October 1, 2001, the average earnable compensation of the member during the member’s last three years of creditable service as a police officer, or if the member has had less than three years of creditable service, the average earnable compensation of the member’s entire period of creditable service;

Proposed Amendments (b) With respect to a member who is not participating in the DROP pursuant to section 86.251 on October 1, 2001, who did not participate in the DROP at any time before such date, and who earns any creditable service on or after October 1, 2001, the average earnable compensation of the member during the member’s last two years of creditable service as a policeman, or if the member has had less than two years of creditable service, then the average earnable compensation of the member’s entire period of creditable service; (c) With respect to a member who is participating in the DROP pursuant to section 86.251 on October 1, 2001, or whose participation in DROP ended before such date, who returns to active participation in the system pursuant to section 86.251, and who terminates employment as a police officer for reasons other than death or disability before earning at least two years of creditable service after such return, the portion of the member’s benefit attributable to creditable service earned before DROP entry shall be determined using average final compensation as defined in paragraph (a) of this subdivision; and the portion of the member’s benefit attributable to creditable service earned after return to active participation in the system shall be determined using average final compensation as defined in paragraph (b) of this subdivision; (d) With respect to a member who is participating in the DROP pursuant to section 86.251 on October 1, 2001, or whose participation in the DROP ended before such date, who returns to active participation in the system pursuant to section 86.251, and who terminates employment as a police officer after earning at least two years of creditable service after such return, the member’s benefit attributable to all of such member’s creditable service shall be determined using the member’s average final compensation as defined in paragraph (b) of this subdivision; (e) With respect to a member who is participating in the DROP pursuant to section 86.251 on October 1, 2001, or whose participation in DROP ended before such date, who returns to active participation in the system pursuant to section 86.251, and whose employment as a police officer terminates due to death or disability after such return, the member’s benefit attributable to all of such member’s creditable service shall be determined using the member’s average final compensation as defined in paragraph (b) of this subdivision; and (f) With respect to the surviving spouse or surviving dependent child of a member who earns any creditable service on or after October 1, 2001, the average earnable compensation of the member during the member’s last two years of creditable service as a police officer or, if the member has had less than two years of creditable service, the average earnable compensation of the member’s entire period of creditable service; (4) “Beneficiary”, any person in receipt of a retirement allowance or other benefit; (5) “Board of police commissioners”, any board of police commissioners, police commissioners and any other officials or boards now or hereafter authorized by law to employ and manage a permanent police force in such cities; (6) “Board of trustees”, the board provided in sections 86.200 to 86.366 to administer the retirement system; (7) “Creditable service”, prior service plus membership service as provided in sections 86.200 to 86.366; (8) “DROP”, the deferred retirement option plan provided for in section 86.251; (9) “Earnable compensation”, the annual salary which a member would earn during one year on the basis of the member’s rank or position as specified in the applicable salary matrix [in section 84.160,] plus any additional compensation for academic work [as provided in subsection 7 of section 84.160, plus] and shift differential [as provided in subdivision (4) of subsection 8 of section 84.160] that may be provided by any official or board now or hereafter authorized by law to employ and manage a permanent police force in such cities. Such amount shall include the member’s deferrals to a deferred compensation plan pursuant to Section 457 of the Internal Revenue Code or to a cafeteria plan pursuant to Section 125 of the Internal Revenue Code or, effective October 1, 2001, to a transportation fringe benefit program pursuant to Section 132(f)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code. Earnable compensation

shall not include a member’s additional compensation for overtime, standby time, court time, nonuniform time or unused vacation time. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the earnable compensation taken into account under the plan established pursuant to sections 86.200 to 86.366 with respect to a member who is a noneligible participant, as defined in this subdivision, for any plan year beginning on or after October 1, 1996, shall not exceed the amount of compensation that may be taken into account under Section 401(a)(17) of the Internal Revenue Code, as adjusted for increases in the cost of living, for such plan year. For purposes of this subdivision, a “noneligible participant” is an individual who first becomes a member on or after the first day of the first plan year beginning after the earlier of: (a) The last day of the plan year that includes August 28, 1995; or (b) December 31, 1995; (10) “Internal Revenue Code”, the federal Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended; (11) “Mandatory contributions”, the contributions required to be deducted from the salary of each member who is not participating in DROP in accordance with section 86.320; (12) “Member”, a member of the retirement system as defined by sections 86.200 to 86.366; (13) “Members’ interest”, interest on accumulated contributions at such rate as may be set from time to time by the board of trustees; (14) “Membership service”, service as a policeman rendered since last becoming a member, except in the case of a member who has served in the armed forces of the United States and has subsequently been reinstated as a policeman, in which case “membership service” means service as a policeman rendered since last becoming a member prior to entering such armed service; (15) “Plan year” or “limitation year”, the twelve consecutive-month period beginning each October first and ending each September thirtieth; (16) “Policeman” or “police officer”, any member of the police force of such cities who holds a rank in such police force [for which the annual salary is listed in section 84.160]; (17) “Prior service”, all service as a policeman rendered prior to the date the system becomes operative or prior to membership service which is creditable in accordance with the provisions of sections 86.200 to 86.366; (18) “Reserve officer”, any member of the police reserve force of such cities, armed or unarmed, who works less than full time, without compensation, and who, by his or her assigned function or as implied by his or her uniform, performs duties associated with those of a police officer and who currently receives a service retirement as provided by sections 86.200 to 86.366; (19) “Retirement allowance”, annual payments for life as provided by sections 86.200 to 86.366 which shall be payable in equal monthly installments or any benefits in lieu thereof granted to a member upon termination of employment as a police officer and actual retirement; (20) “Retirement system”, the police retirement system of the cities as defined in sections 86.200 to 86.366; (21) “Surviving spouse”, the surviving spouse of a member who was the member’s spouse at the time of the member’s death. 86.213. 1. The general administration and the responsibility for the proper operation of the retirement system and for making effective the provisions of sections 86.200 to 86.366 are hereby vested in a board of trustees of [ten] nine persons. The board shall be constituted as follows: (1) [The president of the board of police commissioners of the city, ex officio. If the president is absent from any meeting of the board of trustees for any cause whatsoever, the president may be represented by any member of the board of police commissioners who in such case shall have full power to act as a member of the board of trustees; (2)] The comptroller of the city, ex officio. If the comptroller is absent from any meeting of the board of trustees for any cause whatsoever, the comptroller may be represented by either the deputy comptroller or the first assistant comptroller who in such case shall have full power to act as a

member of the said board of trustees; [(3) Three] (2) Two members to be appointed by the mayor of the city to serve for a term of two years, except the mayor shall not appoint the police chief of the municipal police force, the city’s director of public safety, or the president of the board of police commissioners of the city; [(4)] (3) Three members to be elected by the members of the retirement system of the city for a term of three years; provided, however, that the term of office of the first three members so elected shall begin immediately upon their election and one such member’s term shall expire one year from the date the retirement system becomes operative, another such member’s term shall expire two years from the date the retirement system becomes operative and the other such member’s term shall expire three years from the date the retirement system becomes operative; provided, further, that such members shall be members of the system and hold office only while members of the system; [(5) Two] (4) Three members who shall be retired members of the retirement system to be elected by the retired members of the retirement system for a term of three years; except that, the term of office of the first two members so elected shall begin immediately upon their election and one such member’s term shall expire two years from the date of election and the other such member’s term shall expire three years from the date of election. 2. Any member elected chairman of the board of trustees may serve without term limitations. 3. Each commissioned elected trustee shall be granted travel time by the St. Louis metropolitan police department to attend any and all functions that have been authorized by the board of trustees of the police retirement system of St. Louis. Travel time, with compensation, for a trustee shall not exceed thirty days in any board fiscal year. 105.726. 1. Nothing in sections 105.711 to 105.726 shall be construed to broaden the liability of the state of Missouri beyond the provisions of sections 537.600 to 537.610, nor to abolish or waive any defense at law which might otherwise be available to any agency, officer, or employee of the state of Missouri. Sections 105.711 to 105.726 do not waive the sovereign immunity of the state of Missouri. 2. The creation of the state legal expense fund and the payment therefrom of such amounts as may be necessary for the benefit of any person covered thereby are deemed necessary and proper public purposes for which funds of this state may be expended. 3. Moneys in the state legal expense fund shall not be available for the payment of any claim or any amount required by any final judgment rendered by a court of competent jurisdiction against a board of police commissioners established under chapter 84, including the commissioners, any police officer, notwithstanding sections 84.330 and 84.710, or other provisions of law, other employees, agents, representative, or any other individual or entity acting or purporting to act on its or their behalf. Such was the intent of the general assembly in the original enactment of sections 105.711 to 105.726, and it is made express by this section in light of the decision in Wayman Smith, III, et al. v. State of Missouri, 152 S.W.3d 275. Except that the commissioner of administration shall reimburse from the legal expense fund [any] the board of police commissioners established under [chapter 84] section 84.350, and any successor-in-interest established pursuant to section 84.344, for liability claims otherwise eligible for payment under section 105.711 paid by such [boards on an equal share basis per claim] board up to a maximum of one million dollars per fiscal year. 4. Subject to the provisions of subsection 2 of section 84.345, if [If] the representation of the attorney general is requested by a board of police commissioners or its successor-in-interest established pursuant to section 84.344, the attorney general shall represent, investigate, defend, negotiate, or compromise all claims under sections 105.711 to 105.726 for the board of police commissioners, its successor-ininterest pursuant to section 84.344, any police officer, other employees, agents, representatives, or any other individual or entity acting or purporting to act on their behalf. The attorney general may establish procedures by rules promulgated under chapter 536 under which claims must be referred

Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012 for the attorney general’s representation. The attorney general and the officials of the city which the police board represents or represented shall meet and negotiate reasonable expenses or charges that will fairly compensate the attorney general and the office of administration for the cost of the representation of the claims under this section. 5. Claims tendered to the attorney general promptly after the claim was asserted as required by section 105.716 and prior to August 28, 2005, may be investigated, defended, negotiated, or compromised by the attorney general and full payments may be made from the state legal expense fund on behalf of the entities and individuals described in this section as a result of the holding in Wayman Smith, III, et al. v. State of Missouri, 152 S.W.3d 275. [84.010. In all cities of this state that now have, or may hereafter attain, a population of seven hundred thousand inhabitants or over, the common council or municipal assembly, as the case may be, of such cities may pass ordinances for preserving order, securing property and persons from violence, danger or destruction, protecting public and private property, and for promoting the interests and insuring the good government of the cities; but no ordinances heretofore passed, or that may hereafter be passed, by the common council or municipal assembly of the cities, shall, in any manner, conflict or interfere with the powers or the exercise of the powers of the boards of police commissioners of the cities as created by section 84.020, nor shall the cities or any officer or agent of the corporation of the cities, or the mayor thereof, in any manner impede, obstruct, hinder or interfere with the boards of police or any officer, or agent or servant thereof or thereunder, except that in any case of emergency imminently imperiling the lives, health or safety of the inhabitants of the city, the mayor may call upon and direct the chief of police of the city to provide such number of officers and patrolmen to meet the emergency as the mayor determines to be necessary and the chief of police shall continue to act under the direction of the mayor until the emergency has ceased, or until the board of police commissioners takes charge of such matter.] [84.220. Any officer or servant of the mayor or common council or municipal assembly of the said cities, or other persons whatsoever, who shall forcibly resist or obstruct the execution or enforcement of any of the provisions of sections 84.010 to 84.340 or relating to the same, or who shall disburse any money in violation thereof, or who shall hinder or obstruct the organization or maintenance of said board of police, or the police force therein provided to be organized and maintained, or who shall maintain or control any police force other than the one therein provided for, or who shall delay or hinder the due enforcement of sections 84.010 to 84.340 by failing or neglecting to perform the duties by said sections imposed upon him, shall be liable to a penalty of one thousand dollars for each and every offense, recoverable by the boards by action at law in the name of the state, and shall forever thereafter be disqualified from holding or exercising any office or employment whatsoever under the mayor or common council or municipal assembly of said cities, or under sections 84.010 to 84.340; provided, however, that nothing in this section shall be construed to interfere with the punishment, under any existing or any future laws of this state, of any criminal offense which shall be committed by the said parties in or about the resistance, obstruction, hindrance, conspiracy, combination or disbursement aforesaid.] STATE OF MISSOURI Secretary of State



I, Robin Carnahan, Secretary of State of the State of Missouri, hereby certify that the foregoing is a full, true and complete copy of Proposition A, to be submitted to the qualified voters of the State of Missouri at the General Election to be held the sixth day of November, 2012. In TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I hereunto set my hand and affix the Great Seal of the State of Missouri, done at the City of Jefferson, this 28th day of August, 2012.

Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012

Proposed Amendments manufactured for the use of printing or imprinting an inked impression indicating that the cigarette tax has been paid on an individual package of cigarettes;

ROBIN CARNAHAN Secretary of State

(9) “Package of cigarettes”, a container of any type composition in which is normally contained twenty individual cigarettes, except as in special instances when the number may be more or less than twenty;

PROPOSITION B [Proposed by Initiative Petition]

(10) “Person”, any individual, corporation, firm, partnership, incorporated or unincorporated association, or any other legal or commercial entity;

OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE: Shall Missouri law be amended to: • create the Health and Education Trust Fund with proceeds of a tax of $0.0365 per cigarette and 25% of the manufacturer’s invoice price for roll-your-own tobacco and 15% for other tobacco products; • use Fund proceeds to reduce and prevent tobacco use and for elementary, secondary, college, and university public school funding; and • increase the amount that certain tobacco product manufacturers must maintain in their escrow accounts, to pay judgments or settlements, before any funds in escrow can be refunded to the tobacco product manufacturer and create bonding requirements for these manufacturers? Estimated additional revenue to state government is $283 million to $423 million annually with limited estimated implementation costs or savings. The revenue will fund only programs and services allowed by the proposal. The fiscal impact to local governmental entities is unknown. Escrow fund changes may result in an unknown increase in future state revenue. Be it enacted by the people of the state of Missouri: Section A. Sections 149.011, 149.021, 196.1003, 196.1023, and 196.1029 are amended and two new sections, to be known as sections 149.018 and 149.204, are enacted, to read as follows: 149.011. As used in this chapter, unless the context requires otherwise, the following terms mean: (1) “Cigar”, any roll for smoking, except cigarettes, made chiefly of tobacco or any substitute therefor; (2) “Cigarette”, [an item manufactured] any roll of tobacco [or any substitute therefor], however wrapped [in paper or any substitute therefor], weighing not to exceed [three] four pounds per one thousand cigarettes [and which is commonly classified, labeled or advertised as a cigarette]; (3) “Common carrier”, any person, association, company, or corporation engaged in the business of operating, for public use, an agency for the transportation of persons or property within the state; (4) “Director”, the director of Missouri department of revenue; (5) “First sale within the state”, the first sale of a tobacco product by a manufacturer, wholesaler or other person to a person who intends to sell such tobacco products at retail or to a person at retail within the state of Missouri; (6) “Manufacturer”, any person engaged in the manufacture or production of cigarettes; (7) “Manufacturer’s invoice price”, the original net invoice price for which a manufacturer sells a tobacco product to a distributor, wholesaler or first seller in the state as shown by the manufacturer’s original invoice; (8) “Meter machine”, a type of device

(11) “Retailer”, any person who sells to a consumer or to any person for any purpose other than resale; (12) “Roll-your-own tobacco,” any loose tobacco sold for roll-your-own cigarettes or cigars or otherwise intended or expected to be smoked; (13) “Sale” in this instance is defined to be and declared to include sales, barters, exchanges and every other manner, method and form of transferring the ownership of personal property from one person to another. “Sale” also means the possession of cigarettes or tobacco products by any person other than a manufacturer, wholesaler or retailer and shall be prima facie evidence of possession for consumption; (14) [(13)] “Smokeless tobacco”, chewing tobacco, including, but not limited to, twist, moist plug, loose leaf and firm plug, [and] all types of snuff, including, but not limited to, moist and dry, and any other product containing tobacco intended or expected to be consumed without being combusted; (15) [(14)] “Stamped cigarettes”, an individual package, containing twenty individual cigarettes, more or less, on which appears or is affixed or imprinted thereon a Missouri state cigarette tax stamp or Missouri state meter machine impression; (16) [(15)] “Tax stamp”, an item manufactured of a paper product or substitute thereof on which is printed, imprinted, or engraved lettering, numerals or symbols indicating that the cigarette tax has been paid on each individual package of cigarettes; (17) [(16)] “Tobacco product”, cigarettes, cigarette papers, clove cigarettes, cigars, smokeless tobacco, smoking tobacco, or other form of tobacco products or products made with tobacco substitute containing nicotine; (18) [(17)] “Unstamped cigarettes”, an individual package containing cigarettes on which does not appear a Missouri state cigarette tax stamp or Missouri state meter machine impression; (19) [(18)] “Wholesaler”, any person, firm or corporation organized and existing, or doing business, primarily to sell cigarettes or tobacco products to, and render service to, retailers in the territory the person, firm or corporation chooses to serve; that purchases cigarettes or tobacco products directly from the manufacturer; that carries at all times at his or its principal place of business a representative stock of cigarettes or tobacco products for sale; and that comes into the possession of cigarettes or tobacco products for the purpose of selling them to retailers or to persons outside or within the state who might resell or retail the cigarettes or tobacco products to consumers. This shall include any manufacturer, jobber, broker, agent or other person, whether or not enumerated in this chapter, who so sells or so distributes cigarettes or tobacco products. 149.018. For the purpose of reducing public health care expenses and deaths from tobacco–related diseases, as well as providing additional moneys to be expended and used for tobacco use prevention and quit assistance; for elementary and secondary public school funding (with an emphasis on direct classroom expenditures); and for public college and university funding (with an emphasis on training for future medical caregivers including physicians, dentists, optometrists, pharmacists, nurses, elder and hospice caregivers, and other health care providers); additional taxes are hereby imposed on the sale of cigarettes, roll-your-own tobacco, and tobacco products other than cigarettes and roll-your-

own tobacco. On and after January 1, 2013, taxes equal to three and sixty-five hundredth cents ($0.0365) per cigarette, twenty-five percent of the manufacturer’s invoice price before discounts and deals on roll-your-own tobacco, and fifteen percent of the manufacturer’s invoice price before discounts and deals on all tobacco products other than cigarettes and roll-your own tobacco shall be levied and imposed upon the sale of cigarettes, roll-your-own tobacco, and tobacco products other than cigarettes and roll-your-own tobacco. The taxes imposed by this section shall be in addition to other taxes imposed by law on the sale of cigarettes and tobacco products other than cigarettes and shall be collected in the same manner and at the same time as the taxes imposed by law upon the sale of cigarettes and tobacco products other than cigarettes. 2. The Health and Education Trust Fund is hereby created within the state treasury. The following accounts are hereby created within the Health and Education Trust Fund: (1) Tobacco Use Prevention and Quit Assistance Account; (2) Public Education Account; (3) Public Higher Education Account. 3. Beginning January 1, 2013, all moneys collected as a result of the taxes imposed by this section shall be credited to and placed in the Health and Education Trust Fund as said moneys are received. All of the moneys from the taxes imposed by this section shall be kept separate from the general revenue fund as well as any other funds or accounts in the state treasury and shall be credited to and placed only in the Health and Education Trust Fund and the accounts created within the Health and Education Trust Fund. Any moneys credited to and placed in the Health and Education Trust Fund and any account created by this section shall be appropriated and used only for purposes which are authorized by this section and shall not be subject to the provisions of section 33.080, RSMo. The unexpended balances of such moneys shall remain in the Health and Education Trust Fund and in the particular account in which the moneys are placed, and such balances shall not revert to the general revenue fund. All interest which accrues upon the moneys in any account within the Health and Education Trust Fund shall be added to such account and shall not be credited to the general revenue fund. 4. (1) The additional actual costs incurred by the state in collecting and enforcing the taxes imposed by this section may be paid from moneys appropriated from the Health and Education Trust Fund for that purpose, not to exceed one and one half of one percent (1.5%) of the total moneys collected in that fiscal year. Collection and enforcement activities and initiatives that are paid for with moneys from the Health and Education Trust Fund shall be conducted in a fiscally responsible manner in order to maximize the amounts of net proceeds available for distribution pursuant to subsection 5. Moneys appropriated from the Health and Education Trust Fund pursuant to this subdivision 4(1) shall not be used to pay costs that are not additional actual costs incurred by the state in collecting and enforcing the taxes imposed by this section; (2) The department of revenue shall refund moneys overpaid or erroneously paid pursuant to this section; (3) On an annual basis, the director of the department of revenue shall determine whether the taxes imposed by this section have resulted in a decrease in consumption of tobacco products and thereby directly caused a reduction in the amount of moneys collected and deposited into the fair share fund, the health initiatives fund, or the state school moneys fund pursuant to chapter 149, RSMo. If a reduction in the amount of moneys collected and deposited into any of those funds pursuant to chapter 149, RSMo, has been directly caused by the taxes imposed by this section, an amount equal to the amount of moneys that were not collected and deposited into that fund or funds because of the taxes imposed by this section shall be transferred from the Health and Education Trust Fund to the

appropriate fund or funds. The aggregate amount transferred to the fair share fund, the health initiatives fund, and the state school moneys fund from the Health and Education Trust Fund for any year shall not exceed three percent of the total moneys collected pursuant to this section during that same year. 5. The net proceeds of the taxes imposed by this section shall be monthly apportioned, distributed, and deposited in the manner described below. “Net proceeds” means the total moneys collected and deposited in the Health and Education Trust Fund pursuant to the taxes imposed by this section minus the amounts transferred from or paid out of the Health and Education Trust Fund pursuant to subsection 4 of this section. (1) Twenty percent of the net proceeds shall be credited to and placed in the Tobacco Use Prevention and Quit Assistance Account; (2) Fifty percent of the net proceeds shall be credited to and placed in the Public Education Account; (3) Thirty percent of the net proceeds shall be credited to and placed in the Public Higher Education Account. 6. Except for such amounts as may be appropriated by the general assembly for the purposes described in subdivision 6(4), all moneys deposited in the Tobacco Use Prevention and Quit Assistance Account shall be appropriated to and used solely by the Missouri Healthy Families Commission for the purpose of establishing, maintaining, and enhancing activities, programs, and initiatives to promote tobacco use quit assistance and prevention, including a comprehensive statewide tobacco control program, and public health for tobaccorelated diseases. The comprehensive statewide tobacco control program shall be consistent with the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s, or its successor agency’s, best practices and guidelines for tobacco control programs, if any, and shall be designed to be effective to prevent and reduce tobacco use, reduce the public’s exposure to secondhand smoke, and identify and eliminate disparities related to tobacco use and its effects among different population groups. The components of the comprehensive statewide tobacco control program shall include, but not be limited to: state and community based interventions, health communication interventions, cessation interventions, surveillance and evaluation, and administration and management. No more than fifteen percent of the moneys in the Tobacco Use Prevention and Quit Assistance Account may be expended by the Missouri Healthy Families Commission for activities, programs, and initiatives that promote public health for tobacco-related diseases, such as programs to provide student loan forgiveness or scholarships for medical professionals who work in underserved areas of the state, but that are not part of the comprehensive statewide tobacco control program. Moneys expended by the Missouri Healthy Families Commission for the purpose of promoting public health for tobacco-related diseases shall be used solely for that purpose and shall not be used directly or indirectly for research activities. (1) The Missouri Healthy Families Commission is hereby created and shall be responsible for conducting, coordinating, and overseeing the tobacco use quit assistance and prevention activities, programs, and initiatives funded through the Tobacco Use Prevention and Quit Assistance Account. The Missouri Healthy Families Commission is hereby authorized to expend and use funds appropriated to it for the purposes described in this subsection 6. The Missouri Healthy Families Commission shall be governed by a board of directors, who may employ such staff and may enter agreements with, provide funding to, and otherwise cooperate with other public and private entities and agencies to further the purposes described in this subsection 6. The Missouri Healthy Families Commission may promulgate reasonable rules to implement this subsection 6. The Missouri Healthy Families Commission shall be assigned to the department of health and senior services with supervision by the department of health and senior services only for budgeting and reporting as provided by subdivisions (4) and (5) of subsection

Jefferson County Leader 23 6 of section 1 of the Reorganization Act of 1974. Supervision by the department of health and senior services shall not extend to matters relating to policies, regulative functions, or appeals from decisions of the Missouri Healthy Families Commission, and the director of the department of health and senior services, any employee of the department of health and senior services, or the governor, either directly or indirectly, shall not participate or interfere with the activities of the Missouri Healthy Families Commission in any manner not specifically provided by law and shall not in any manner interfere with the budget request of or withhold any moneys appropriated to the Missouri Healthy Families Commission by the general assembly. (2) The board of directors shall consist of nine (9) members appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the senate. Members of the board of directors may be removed by the governor for misconduct, incompetency, or neglect of duty. The initial appointed members of the board of directors shall serve staggered terms of office, with two members serving initial terms of one year, one member serving an initial term of two years, one member serving an initial term of three years, one member serving an initial term of four years, two members serving initial terms of five years, one member serving an initial term of six years, and one member serving an initial term of seven years. In making initial appointments to the board of directors, the governor shall specify the initial term which each such member shall serve. Thereafter, the appointed members of the board of directors shall serve seven year terms of office. Not more than three appointees shall be appointed from any single congressional district. Not more than five appointees shall be members of the same political party. An appointee shall have been a member of the political party, if any, to which the appointee belongs for at least one year prior to the date of appointment. In addition to the requirements described above, members of the board of directors shall be selected to represent the following areas of expertise: at least three members shall be persons with experience and expertise regarding tobacco control policies and programs or the oversight and evaluation of such programs; at least one member shall be a person with experience and expertise regarding public health; at least one member shall be a physician or surgeon with expertise regarding tobaccorelated illnesses or tobacco-related addiction; at least one member shall be a school nurse or school-based health educator; at least one member shall be a physician, surgeon, or nurse with experience and expertise with tobacco cessation programs; at least one member shall be a representative of a local public health entity; and at least one member shall be a representative of the general public. No member of the board of directors shall receive or have received any salary, grants, or other payments or support from, or have any other financial interest in, any business that manufactures, distributes, markets, or sells tobacco products, or serve or have served as a director, employee, or consultant of any organization that receives donations from any such business or that provides legal, lobbying, public relations, marketing, or advertising services to any such business. Each member of the board of directors shall also agree not to enter into any such financial or business relationships with the tobacco industry for a period of five years after that member’s tenure on the board ends. No member of the board of directors shall receive personal payments from the Missouri Healthy Families Commission or the Tobacco Use Prevention and Quit Assistance Account other than reimbursements for necessary expenses in connection with their official responsibilities as board members and a per diem amount of one hundred dollars per day for attending board meetings. Board members may be employed by, contract with, receive payments from, or serve as directors, officers, or other representatives of organizations that receive funding directly or indirectly from the Missouri Healthy Families Commission or the Tobacco Use Prevention and Quit Assistance Account; provided that all board members shall annually disclose to the board any and all personal and financial interests related to the statewide comprehensive tobacco control program and other activities, programs, and initiatives administered by the Missouri Healthy Families Commission. The board of directors shall develop a form to be used by board mem-

24 Jefferson County Leader bers to disclose potential conflicts of interest and shall adopt a conflict of interest policy by rule, which shall require board members to recuse themselves from participating in deliberations or voting on proposed actions when a material conflict of interest exists and shall further specify personal, financial, and other relationships that shall be considered to be a material conflict of interest. Board members shall supplement their annual disclosure during the year if the information provided on the disclosure changes or is subsequently determined to be incomplete. Annual disclosures shall be made available to the public upon request. The department of health and senior services, department of social services, department of public safety, department of elementary and secondary education, and department of mental health shall each be entitled to designate a non-voting, ex officio representative to the board of directors. (3) The board of directors shall meet at least one time each calendar quarter. Meetings, records, and votes of the board of directors shall be open to the public unless closed pursuant to an exception provided by chapter 610, RSMo, or other applicable law. The Missouri Healthy Families Commission shall conduct its procurement and grantmaking activities pursuant to generally accepted standards for similar programs, and is authorized to elect by rule, but shall not be required, to follow state procurement and purchasing procedures provided by law for other state agencies. The Missouri Healthy Families Commission shall annually provide a publicly available report on tobacco use and its related harms and costs in the state, the allocation of the Tobacco Use Prevention and Quit Assistance Account moneys, and related surveillance and evaluation findings to the general assembly and the governor. (4) The general assembly may appropriate up to a total of one fifth of one percent of the moneys deposited in the Tobacco Use Prevention and Quit Assistance Account in a state fiscal year to the attorney general and other state agencies for the purpose of enforcing and administering the Master Settlement Agreement and the provisions of sections 196.1000 to 196.1035, RSMo, as amended. 7. Moneys deposited in the Public Education Account shall be appropriated to and used solely by the department of elementary and secondary education for distribution to school districts in this state for purposes which include, but are not limited to, teacher recruitment, retention, salaries, or professional development; school construction, renovation, or leasing; technology enhancements, textbooks, or instructional materials; school safety; or supplying additional funding for required state and federal programs. Funds distributed pursuant to this subsection shall be in addition to funds distributed pursuant to the school funding formula pursuant to chapter 163, RSMo. The department of elementary and secondary education shall distribute the funds to school districts in this state on an average daily attendance basis, as such term is defined in section 163.011(2), RSMo, during any fiscal year in which the total formula appropriation under subsections 1 and 2 of section 163.031, RSMo, is insufficient to fund the entire entitlement calculation determined by subsections 1 and 2 of section 163.031, RSMo, for the same fiscal year. The department of elementary and secondary education shall distribute the funds to school districts in this state on a resident pupil basis, as such term is defined in section 163.011(2), RSMo, during any fiscal year in which the total formula appropriation under subsections 1 and 2 of section 163.031, RSMo, is sufficient to fund the entire entitlement calculation determined by subsections 1 and 2 of section 163.031, RSMo, for the same fiscal year. At least twenty-five percent of the moneys distributed to each school district pursuant to this subsection shall be used in direct classroom expenditures. During any time when a school district is not qualified to receive state aid pursuant to section 163.021, RSMo, the school district shall not be entitled to receive distributions pursuant to this subsection. 8. Moneys deposited in the

Proposed Amendments Public Higher Education Account shall be appropriated to and used solely by the department of higher education for distribution to public colleges and universities in proportion to their base operating appropriations for the preceding fiscal year as provided in subdivision (1) of this subsection solely for the purposes of education, training, and development of future caregivers, faculty recruitment, retention, salaries, or professional development; facility construction, renovation, or leasing, and construction materials; classroom instructional technology and classroom instructional materials; and campus safety. The department of higher education shall ensure that at least twenty-five percent of the moneys distributed from the Public Higher Education Account are used for programs and initiatives related to the education, training, and development of future caregivers including physicians, dentists, optometrists, pharmacists, nurses, and other health care providers. All of the moneys deposited in the Public Higher Education Account are intended to be expended on activities that directly relate to the education of students and shall be used solely for the purposes identified above, and shall not be used directly or indirectly for research activities. (1) The moneys deposited in the Public Higher Education Account during a fiscal year shall be distributed by the department of higher education to the public colleges and universities in proportion to their respective shares of the total base operating appropriations for all public colleges and universities for the preceding fiscal year. The base operating appropriation amounts for public colleges and universities shall be determined from the bill that appropriates amounts for higher education base operations as approved by the governor for the preceding fiscal year. If no such bill exists or if base operating appropriations are provided in more than one bill, the department of higher education shall determine base operating appropriation amounts using a reasonable accounting method. (2) Each public college or university shall deposit the amounts that it receives from the Public Higher Education Account into a new or existing restricted fund. Each public college or university shall maintain the amounts received and income generated from those amounts for the purposes described in this section. 9. The state auditor shall perform an annual audit of the fund and accounts established pursuant to subsection 2 of this section, which shall include an evaluation of whether appropriations for tobacco-related programs and elementary, secondary, and higher education have increased. Such audit shall be performed on a fiscal year basis. The state auditor shall make copies of each audit available to the public and to the general assembly. 10. Except as otherwise provided in this section, the effective date of this section shall be January 1, 2013. The taxes imposed by this section on cigarettes, roll-your-own tobacco, and tobacco products other than cigarettes and rollyour-own tobacco shall be imposed on all cigarettes, roll-your-own tobacco, and tobacco products other than cigarettes and roll-your-own tobacco in the possession or under the control of any person licensed under chapter 149, RSMo on and after 12:01 a.m. on January 1, 2013. The activities, initiatives, and programs described in subsection 6 shall be implemented as soon as reasonably practicable, but at least by January 1, 2014. 11. The net proceeds from the taxes imposed by this section shall constitute new and additional funding for the activities, initiatives, and programs described in this section and shall not be used to replace existing funding as of July 1, 2012, for the same or similar activities, initiatives, and programs. 12. None of the funds collected, distributed, or allocated pursuant to this section shall be expended, paid or granted to or on behalf of existing or proposed activities, programs, or initiatives that involve abortion services, including performing, inducing, or assisting with abortions, as defined in section 188.015, RSMo, or encouraging patients to have abortions, referring patients for abortions not necessary to save the life of the moth-

er, or development of drugs, chemicals, or devices intended to be used to induce an abortion. 13. None of the funds collected, distributed or allocated pursuant to this section shall be expended, paid or granted to or on behalf of existing or proposed activities, programs, or initiatives that involve human cloning or research prohibited by law. 149.021. 1. For the purpose of allowing compensation for the costs necessarily incurred in affixing the proper tax stamps to each package of cigarettes before making a sale of the cigarettes, each wholesaler purchasing stamps from the director as required by law may purchase the stamps from the director at a reduction of [three percent of the face value of each lot of stamps] one-half of one cent ($0.005) per stamp so purchased, provided that all required reports have been made. The discount provided in this section shall be the only discount allowed to purchasers from the director. If a purchaser refuses to comply with the laws of the state of Missouri, the director shall require the full face value for stamps purchased until such time as the person has complied with the provisions of the law. 2. The director may permit the use of meter machines in lieu of stamps, for the impress of the tax stamp, and where used a one-half of one cent ($0.005) [three percent] reduction [on the total tax] per stamp due shall be allowed. The director shall prescribe all rules and regulations governing the use of meter machines and may require a bond in a suitable amount to guarantee payment of the tax. 149.204. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, any person that, for commercial purposes, operates or maintains a machine that enables any person to process a substance that is made or derived from tobacco into a roll or tube shall be deemed to be a manufacturer of cigarettes (and the resulting product shall be deemed to be a cigarette) for purposes of this chapter and chapter 196, RSMo. 196.1003. Any tobacco product manufacturer selling cigarettes to consumers within the State (whether directly or through a distributor, retailer or similar intermediary or intermediaries) after the date of enactment of this Act shall do one of the following: (a) become a participating manufacturer (as that term is defined in section II(jj) of the Master Settlement Agreement) and generally perform its financial obligations under the Master Settlement Agreement; or (b) (1) place into a qualified escrow fund [by April 15 of the year following the year in question] the following amounts, adjusted for inflation as provided in section 196.1000(a), RSMo [(as such amounts are adjusted for inflation)] — 1999: $.0094241 per unit sold after the date of enactment of this Act; 2000: $.0104712 per unit sold; for each of 2001 and 2002: $.0136125 per unit sold; for each of 2003 through 2006: $.0167539 per unit sold; for each of 2007 and each year thereafter: $.0188482 per unit sold. (2) A tobacco product manufacturer that places funds into escrow pursuant to paragraph (1) shall receive the interest or other appreciation on such funds as earned. Such funds themselves shall be released from escrow only under the following circumstances — (A) to pay a judgment or settlement on any released claim brought against such tobacco product manufacturer by the State or any releasing party located or residing in the State. Funds shall be released from escrow under this subparagraph (i) in the order in which they were placed into escrow and (ii) only to the extent and at the time necessary to make payments required under such judgment or settlement; (B) to the extent that a tobacco product manufacturer establishes that the amount

it was required to place into escrow on account of units sold in the state in a particular year was greater than the Master Settlement Agreement payments, as determined under Section IX(i) of that Agreement including after final determination of all adjustments, [State’s allocable share of the total payments] that such manufacturer would have been required to make on account of such units sold had it been a participating manufacturer, [in that year under the Master Settlement Agreement (as determined pursuant to section IX(i)(2) of the Master Settlement Agreement, and before any of the adjustments or offsets described in section IX(i)(3) of that Agreement other than the Inflation Adjustment) had it been a participating manufacturer,] the excess shall be released from escrow and revert back to such tobacco product manufacturer; or (C) to the extent not released from escrow under subparagraphs (A) or (B), funds shall be released from escrow and revert back to such tobacco product manufacturer twenty-five years after the date on which they were placed into escrow. (3) Each tobacco product manufacturer that elects to place funds into escrow pursuant to this subsection shall annually certify to the Attorney General that it is in compliance with this subsection. The Attorney General may bring a civil action on behalf of the State against any tobacco product manufacturer that fails to place into escrow the funds required under this section. Any tobacco product manufacturer that fails [in any year] to [place] make timely and complete deposits into escrow [the funds] as required under this section shall - (A) be required within 15 days to place such funds into escrow as shall bring it into compliance with this section. The court, upon a finding of a violation of this subsection, may impose a civil penalty to be paid to the State’s general revenue fund in an amount not to exceed 5 percent of the amount improperly withheld from escrow per day of the violation and in a total amount not to exceed 100 percent of the original amount improperly withheld from escrow; (B) in the case of a knowing violation, be required within 15 days to place such funds into escrow as shall bring it into compliance with this section. The court, upon a finding of a knowing violation of this subsection, may impose a civil penalty to be paid to the State’s general revenue fund in an amount not to exceed 15 percent of the amount improperly withheld from escrow per day of the violation and in a total amount not to exceed 300 percent of the original amount improperly withheld from escrow; and (C) in the case of a second knowing violation, be prohibited from selling cigarettes to consumers within the State (whether directly or through a distributor, retailer or similar intermediary) for a period not to exceed 2 years. Each failure to make an annual deposit required under this section shall constitute a separate violation. Any tobacco product manufacturer that violates the provisions of this section shall pay the State’s cost and attorney’s fees incurred during a successful prosecution under this section. (4) All escrow deposits shall be made on a quarterly basis, no less than thirty (30) days after the end of each calendar quarter in which the sales were made. 196.1023. 1. Every tobacco product manufacturer whose cigarettes are sold in this state, whether directly or through a distributor, retailer, or similar intermediary or intermediaries, shall execute and deliver on a form prescribed by the director a certification to the director no later than the thirtieth day of April each year certifying, under penalty of perjury, that as of the date of such certification such tobacco product manufacturer is a participating manufacturer or is in full compliance with section 196.1003. (1) A participating manufacturer shall include in its certification a list of its brand families. The participating manufacturer shall update such list thirty calendar days prior to any addition to or modification of its brand families by executing and delivering a supplemental certification to the

Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012 director. (2) A nonparticipating manufacturer shall include in its certification: (a) A list of all of its brand families and the number of units sold for each brand family that were sold in the state during the preceding calendar year; (b) A list of all of its brand families that have been sold in the state at any time during the current calendar year, which shall indicate, by an asterisk, any brand family sold in the state during the preceding calendar year that is no longer being sold in the state as of the date of such certification; and (c) The name and address of any other manufacturer of such brand families in the preceding or current calendar year. The nonparticipating manufacturer shall update such list thirty calendar days prior to any addition to or modification of its brand families by executing and delivering a supplemental certification to the director. (3) For a nonparticipating manufacturer, such certification shall further certify: (a) That such nonparticipating manufacturer is registered to do business in the state or has appointed a resident agent for service of process and provided notice thereof as required in this subsection; (b) That such nonparticipating manufacturer has established, and continues to maintain, a qualified escrow fund and has executed a qualified escrow agreement, governing the qualified escrow fund, which has been reviewed and approved by the director; (c) That such nonparticipating manufacturer is in full compliance with sections 196.1003 and 196.1020 to 196.1035 and any rules promulgated thereunder; (d) The name, address, and telephone number of the financial institution where the nonparticipating manufacturer has established such qualified escrow fund required under section 196.1003 and all rules promulgated thereunder; (e) The account number of such qualified escrow fund and any subaccount number for the state; (f) The amount such nonparticipating manufacturer placed in such fund for cigarettes sold in the state during the preceding calendar year; (g) The date and amount of each such deposit, and such evidence or verification as may be deemed necessary by the director to confirm the foregoing; [and] (h) The amount and date of any withdrawal or transfer of funds the nonparticipating manufacturer made, at any time, from such fund or from any other qualified escrow fund into which it ever made escrow payments under section 196.1003 and all rules promulgated thereunder[.]; and (i) That the nonparticipating manufacturer is in compliance with section 149.200, RSMo. (4) A tobacco product manufacturer shall not include a brand family in its certification unless: (a) In the case of a participating manufacturer, such participating manufacturer affirms that the brand family is deemed to be its cigarettes for purposes of calculating its payments under the master settlement agreement for the relevant year, in the volume and shares determined under the master settlement agreement; and (b) In the case of a nonparticipating manufacturer, such nonparticipating manufacturer affirms that the brand family is deemed to be its cigarettes for purposes of section 196.1003. Nothing in this section shall be construed as limiting, or otherwise affecting, the state’s right to maintain that a brand family constitutes cigarettes of a different tobacco product manufacturer for purposes of calculating payments under the master settlement agreement or for purposes of section 196.1003.

Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012 (5) Tobacco product manufacturers shall maintain all invoices and documentation of sales and other such information relied upon for such certification for a period of five years, unless otherwise required by law to maintain them for a greater period of time. 2. On or after January 1, 2011, the director shall issue, maintain, update when necessary but only on the first calendar day of each month, make available for public inspection and publish on its website a directory listing of all tobacco product manufacturers that have provided current and accurate certifications in compliance with the requirements of subsection 1 of this section and all brand families listed in such certifications, except: (1) The director shall not include, or retain, in such directory the name or brand families of any nonparticipating manufacturer that fails to provide the required certification, or whose certification the director determines is not in compliance with subdivisions (2) and (3) of subsection 1 of this section, unless the director has determined that such violation has been cured to the satisfaction of the director; (2) Neither a tobacco product manufacturer nor brand family shall be included, or retained, in the directory if the director concludes, in the case of a nonparticipating manufacturer that: (a) Any escrow payment required under section 196.1003 for any period, for any brand family, whether or not listed by such nonparticipating manufacturer has not been fully paid into a qualified escrow fund governed by a qualified escrow agreement approved by the director; or (b) Any outstanding final judgment, including interest thereon, for violations of section 196.1003 has not been fully satisfied for such brand family and such manufacturer; (3) Every stamping agent shall provide, and update as necessary, an electronic mail address to the director for the purpose of receiving any notifications that may be required by sections 196.1020 to 196.1035. 3. (1) The directory issued and updated in subsection 2 of this section shall become effective immediately but only as it applies to tobacco product manufacturers, and it shall be unlawful for any tobacco wholesaler or retailer to purchase from any tobacco product manufacturer any cigarette or brand family not listed in the directory. (2) The directory issued in subsection 2 of this section shall become effective on the first day of the month following the month in which said directory is published or updated as it applies to tobacco wholesalers, and on the fifteenth day of the month following the month in which said directory is published or updated as it applies to tobacco retailers in order to allow wholesalers and retailers sufficient time to sell their inventory. (3) Unless otherwise permitted herein, it shall be unlawful for any person to: (a) Affix a stamp to a package or other container of cigarettes of a tobacco product manufacturer or brand family not included in the directory; or (b) Sell, offer, or possess for sale in this state, or import for personal consumption in this state, cigarettes of a tobacco product manufacturer or brand family not included in the directory.

Proposed Amendments 4. (1) A non-participating manufacturer shall post a bond in favor of the state of Missouri if its cigarettes were not sold in the state during any one of the four preceding calendar quarters; it or any person affiliated with it failed to make a full and timely escrow deposit due under section 196.1003, RSMo, unless the failure was not knowing or reckless and was promptly cured on notice; or, it or any person affiliated with it was removed from the state directory of any state during any of the five preceding calendar years, unless the removal was determined to have been erroneous or illegal. Entities are affiliated with each other if one directly, or indirectly through one or more intermediaries, controls or is controlled by or is under common control with the other. (2) The bond required by this subsection shall be posted at least ten days in advance of each calendar quarter as a condition to the non-participating manufacturer and its brand families being included in the state directory for that quarter. The amount of the bond shall be the greater of (i) the greatest required escrow amount due from the non-participating manufacturer or its predecessor for any of the twelve preceding calendar quarters or (ii) $25,000. The bond shall be written in favor of the state of Missouri and shall be conditioned on the performance by the non-participating manufacturer of all of its duties and obligations under this chapter. The bond shall remain in effect for twenty-four (24) months from the date posted. (3) If the non-participating manufacturer fails to perform the duties and obligations on which the bond is conditioned, the state shall be authorized to execute on the bond, first to recover any amounts the non-participating manufacturer failed to place into escrow as required by this chapter, then to recover penalties and attorneys’ fees under this chapter. 196.1029. 1. Not later than twenty days after the end of each calendar quarter and more frequently if so directed by the director, each stamping agent shall submit such information as the director requires to facilitate compliance with sections 196.1020 to 196.1035 including but not limited to: (1) A list by brand family of the total number of cigarettes; or (2) In the case of roll-your-own, the equivalent stick count for which the stamping agent affixed stamps during the previous calendar quarter or otherwise paid the tax due for such cigarettes. The stamping agent shall maintain and make available to the director all invoices and documentation of sales of all nonparticipating manufacturer cigarettes and any other information relied upon in reporting to the director for a period of five years. 2. The director shall disclose to the attorney general any information received under sections 196.1020 to 196.1035 which is requested by the attorney general for purposes of determining compliance with and enforcing the provisions of sections 196.1020 to 196.1035. The director and attorney general shall share with each other information received under sections 196.1003 and 196.1020 to 196.1035, or corresponding laws of other states. 3. The director may, at any time, require from the nonparticipating manufacturer proof from the financial institution, in which such manufacturer has established a qualified escrow fund for the purpose of compliance with section 196.1003, of the amount of money in such fund exclusive of interest, and the amount and date of

each deposit to such fund, and the amount and date of each withdrawal from such fund. 4. In addition to any other information required to be submitted under sections 196.1020 to 196.1035, the director may require a stamping agent or tobacco product manufacturer to submit any additional information, including but not limited to samples of the packaging or labeling of each brand family, as is necessary to enable the director to determine whether a tobacco product manufacturer is in compliance with sections 196.1020 to 196.1035. 5. The director shall, on a quarterly basis, make available to the public information relating to the number of units sold by brand family of each tobacco product manufacturer. Section B. All of the provisions of this act are severable. If any provision of this act is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be unconstitutional or unconstitutionally enacted, the remaining provisions of this act shall be and remain valid and in full force and effect. STATE OF MISSOURI Secretary of State



I, Robin Carnahan, Secretary of State of the State of Missouri, hereby certify that the foregoing is a full, true and complete copy of Proposition B, to be submitted to the qualified voters of the State of Missouri at the General Election to be held the sixth day of November, 2012. In TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I hereunto set my hand and affix the Great Seal of the State of Missouri, done at the City of Jefferson, this 28th day of August, 2012.

ROBIN CARNAHAN Secretary of State PROPOSITION E [Proposed by the 96th General Assembly (Second Regular Session) SB 464] OFFICIAL BALLOT TITLE: Shall Missouri law be amended to prohibit the Governor or any state agency, from establishing or operating state-based health insurance exchanges unless authorized by a vote of the people or by the legislature? No direct costs or savings for state and local governmental entities are expected from this proposal. Indirect costs or savings related to enforcement actions, missed federal funding, avoided implementation costs, and other issues are unknown. To amend chapter 376, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to the authority for creating and operating health insurance exchanges in Missouri, with a referendum clause. Section A. Chapter 376, RSMo, is amended by adding thereto one new section, to be known as section 376.1186, to read as follows: 376.1186. 1. No state-based health benefit exchange may be estab-

lished, created, or operated within this state in order to implement Section 1311 of the federal health care act, 42 U.S.C. Section 18031, or any other provision of the federal health care act that relates to the creation and operation of a state-based health benefit exchange, unless the authority to create or operate such an exchange is enacted into law through: (1) A bill as prescribed by Article III of the Missouri Constitution; (2) An initiative petition as prescribed by Article III, Section 50 of the Missouri Constitution; or (3) A referendum as prescribed by Article III, Section 52(a) of the Missouri Constitution. 2. In no case shall the authority for establishing, administering, or operating a state-based health benefit exchange in Missouri be based upon an executive order issued by the governor of Missouri. 3. No department, agency, instrumentality or political subdivision of the state of Missouri shall establish any program, promulgate any rule, policy, guideline or plan or change any program, rule, policy or guideline to implement, establish, create, administer or otherwise operate a state-based health benefit exchange described in the federal health care act unless such department, agency, instrumentality or political subdivision has received statutory authority to do so in a manner consistent with subsection 1 of this section. No department, agency, instrumentality or political subdivision of the state of Missouri shall act as an eligible entity as described in Section 1311(f)(3)(B) of the federal health care act to perform one or more of the responsibilities of a state- based health benefit exchange unless authorized by statute or a regulation validly promulgated pursuant to such statute. 4. No department, agency, instrumentality, or political subdivision of this state shall apply for, accept or expend federal moneys related to the creation, implementation or operation of a state-based health benefit exchange or a federally-facilitated health benefit exchange unless such acceptance or expenditure is authorized by statute or an appropriations bill. 5. No department, agency, instrumentality, political subdivision, public officer or employee of this state shall enter into any agreement or any obligation to establish, administer, or operate a federally-facilitated health benefit exchange described in Section 1321(c)(1) of the federal health care act unless such department, agency, instrumentality, political subdivision, public officer or employee of this state has received statutory authority to enter into such agreements or obligations. No department, agency, instrumentality, political subdivision, public officer or employee of this state shall provide assistance or resources of any kind to any department, agency, public official, employee or agent of the federal government related to the creation or operation of a federally-facilitated health benefit exchange unless such assistance or resources are authorized by state statute or a regulation promulgated thereto or such assistance or resources are specifically required by federal law. 6. Any taxpayer of this state or any member of the general assembly shall have standing to bring suit against the state of Missouri or any official, department, division, agency, or political subdivision of this state which is in violation of this section in any court with jurisdiction to enforce the provisions of this section. The court shall award attorney’s fees, court costs, and

Jefferson County Leader 25 all reasonable expenses incurred by the taxpayer or member of the general assembly if the court finds that the provisions of this section have been violated. Such attorney’s fees, court costs, and reasonable expenses shall be paid from funds appropriated to the department, division, agency, or any political subdivision of this state determined to have violated, in whole or in part, the provisions of this section. In no case shall the award of attorney’s fees, court costs, or reasonable expenses be paid from the legal defense fund, nor shall any department, division, agency, or political subdivision of this state request, or be granted, additional appropriations in order to satisfy an award made under this section. 7. As used in this section, the term “federal health care act” shall mean the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Public Law 111148, as amended by the federal Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, Public Law 111-152, and any amendments thereto, or regulations or guidance issued under such federal acts. 8. As used in this section, the term “state-based health benefit exchange” means a governmental agency or non-profit entity established by the state of Missouri and not the federal government that meets the applicable requirements of Section 1311 of the federal health care act and regulations promulgated thereto and makes qualified health care plans available to qualified individuals and qualified employers. The term “state- based health benefit exchange” includes regional or other interstate exchanges and subsidiary exchanges as described in Section 1311(f) (1) and (2) of the federal health care act. The term “federally-facilitated health benefit exchange” means a health benefit exchange established and operated by the Secretary of Health and Human Services under Section 1321(c)(1) of the federal health care act, either directly or through agreement with a not-forprofit entity. Section B. This act is hereby submitted to the qualified voters of this state for approval or rejection at an election which is hereby ordered and which shall be held and conducted on Tuesday next following the first Monday in November, 2012, pursuant to the laws and constitutional provisions of this state for the submission of referendum measures by the general assembly, and this act shall become effective when approved by a majority of the votes cast thereon at such election and not otherwise. STATE OF MISSOURI Secretary of State



I, Robin Carnahan, Secretary of State of the State of Missouri, hereby certify that the foregoing is a full, true and complete copy of Proposition E, to be submitted to the qualified voters of the State of Missouri at the General Election to be held the sixth day of November, 2012. In TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I hereunto set my hand and affix the Great Seal of the State of Missouri, done at the City of Jefferson, this 28th day of August, 2012.

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Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012

Knobloch looking for replacement for Ward 3’s Moore Moore says other board members ignored his ideas By Clementine Carbery For the Leader


evely Ward 3 Alderman Carol Moore resigned his seat Oct. 12. Mayor John Knobloch made the announcement Monday. Moore was not present at Monday’s Board of Aldermen meeting. Elected in April, Moore was a little more than six months into the first year of his first two-year term on the board. His term is set to expire in April 2014. Knobloch said he will appoint someone to fill Moore’s seat. City clerk Betty Stackley said Knobloch’s choice is subject to board approval. Knobloch said he expects to make the appointment in the next two to three weeks. He said he does not plan to solicit letters of interest from residents, but will talk to people in Pevely to try to find someone who is interested and who would be a good fit. Typically, an appointee serves until the next municipal election, which will be held on April 3, 2012. Moore, 70, said Tuesday he resigned

in part because of health issues. He said he also left because many of the ideas he proposed as an alderman were ignored. One of his suggestions involved reworking the schedules of water and sewer department employees to better use available manpower, he said. The proposal never went anywhere, he said. He said it makes no sense to continue putting forth the effort if his ideas are not going to be considered seriously. “I’m not willing to just shake my head yes no matter what it is that comes up,” Moore said. “They (those involved with the city) don’t seem to want to take input from other folks.” Knobloch said city officials did not discount Moore’s ideas. “It’s not true,” Knobloch said. “He made suggestions at the City Council table. Some went for him. Some went against him.” Moore said some negative interactions with street department employees also led to his decision to resign. He said the incidents occurred when he visited street department job sites with his 3-year-old great-grandson. Moore said he wanted to show his grandchild the big trucks and heavy equipment. While at the sites, he and some workers volleyed comments back and forth, which Moore said he thought was friendly banter.

Semi-nude walker found to be nursing home resident Festus Police who responded Oct. 12 to reports of a man walking around city streets semi-nude found he is a resident of a nearby nursing home. Capt. Don Lassing said no charges will be filed in the case. “It was a gentleman from a nursing home walking on Adams Street and

Main Street,” he said. “Officers spoke with him. He’s back in the care of the nursing home.” The man was shirtless and wearing shorts, but he was not entirely covered, witnesses reported. -- Kevin Carbery

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“I’m not willing to just shake my head yes no matter what it is that comes up. They (those involved with the city) don’t seem to want to take input from other folks.”

Carol Moore Former Pevely Ward 3 alderman

“It was in jest. They gave it right back to me,” Moore said. Some street department workers looked at the exchanges differently, he said. Eisenbeis said Tuesday that several street workers complained about the incidents. Eisenbeis said the complaints were lodged near the end of September. He was looking into the matter and he and Knobloch were trying to set up a meeting with Moore to discuss it when he resigned, Eisenbeis said. “Basically, we wanted to hear his side,” he said. “We didn’t get a chance to.” Eisenbeis said officials took the situation seriously. “It’s my job as city administrator to follow through with complaints to see if there is any substance behind them,” he said. Eisenbeis said to his knowledge,

Moore will be paid his full salary for the month of October. In Pevely, aldermen are paid $150 per month. Moore said he had never before held public office.

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Herculaneum hopes to borrow to replace ancient water pipes By Clementine Carbery For the Leader


he city of Herculaneum has decided to apply for two low-interest government loans to help finance a project to replace roughly 4,100 feet of cast iron water pipe with plastic pipe in the area of Hill, Long and Thurwell streets. The job, which is expected to cost roughly $280,000, is part of a larger project aimed at clearing up issues with brown water that calls for the replacement of a total of 8,100 feet of water pipe. The Board of Aldermen voted 5-0 Oct. 8 to allow City Administrator Jim Kasten to apply for loans through the State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the Missouri Development Finance Board (MDFB). Kasten said the city could receive a loan of up to $100,000 through the DNR and a second of up to $150,000 through MDFB. Kasten said he hopes to submit the applications within about a month. He said it likely will be a few weeks before the city hears back. If granted, each of the loans is expected to carry an interest rate of approximately 3 percent, Kasten said. They would be repaid over a 20-year period, but could be paid off early without penalty, he said. Money to pay back the debt would come from Herculaneum’s water department fund or capital improvement account, he said. Kasten said Herculaneum currently has roughly $450,000 set aside for capital improvements. A portion of it could be used for the pipe replacement job, but he would not be comfortable taking the entire $280,000 out of the fund, he said. Doing so would almost deplete it, he said. “I don’t like borrowing it, but at the same time, I worry about that capital improvement fund,” Kasten said. Kasten said officials originally planned to pay for the entire project out of the city budget. He said city crews were supposed to do the work so the only real e rdykon u S ids t to Nex ley Dav r Ha

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cost would have been for materials. The expense also could have been stretched out across two budget years because the job was supposed to take about a year to complete, he said. Then late last month officials decided to expedite the work after a rash of complaints about brown water. Calls had come in before, but not at the same level and not from so many different parts of town, Kasten said. “It’s more houses in more areas. It’s more widespread. Now we’ve got to accelerate the fix. We don’t want our residents to have this problem.” Kasten said an outside company will have to be hired to speed up completion. City crews cannot dedicate enough time to the project to finish early, he said. “We really don’t have enough hours in the day to just do this water line project let alone everything else,” Kasten said. Officials are in the process of soliciting bids. City crews are roughly 90 percent finished with the first phase of the pipe replacement job, which calls for 4,000 feet of 4-inch pipe in the area of St. Joseph, St. Louis, Jefferson and Washington streets to be replaced with 2,400 feet of 8-inch pipe and 1,600 feet of 6-inch pipe, he said. That portion of the project is estimated at $70,000 to $75,000. Money for it will come out of capital improvements.

Rusty pipes, low water at the root of complaints Kasten said the city’s old cast iron pipes – some of which date back 80 years – are to blame in part for Herculaneum’s brown water problem, but low water levels in the Mississippi River likely also play a role. Herculaneum buys its water from the Jefferson County Water Authority, which has a water treatment plant on the Mississippi River. Kasten said when the river’s water levels fall, the pumping system has to work harder and will at times stir up dirt and sediment that can end up in the water supply.


Changing out the pipes should clear up the issue, he said.

Resident says city should not charge for dirty water Sandie Wren told the aldermanic board Sept. 24 she has had problems with brown water at her home on Thurwell Street for years. She said dirty water recently prevented her from giving her granddaughter, Savanna, 4 months, a bath at her home. Something has to be done, she said. “I think expecting clean, clear water is a no-brainer,” Wren said. Wren, who buys bottled water to drink and cook with, said the city should no longer charge customers for water that is useless and should reimburse them for money already spent on brown water. “I’m sick of having to pay for water I can’t use,” Wren said. Kasten said he understands residents are frustrated, but hopes they can bear with the city while officials try to resolve the issue. “I know it’s a big inconvenience to the residents,” Kasten said. “I wish we had a magic wand where we could make it all better, but we’re working as hard as we can at it.”



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Festus council opts to cut down large, dead tree


he Festus City Council voted 6-1 on Oct. 10 to have a large, dead tree located on private property, but largely in the city’s right of way, cut down at the city’s expense. Councilman Tim Montgomery of Ward 2 cast the only no vote. The tree, a black oak that hangs over South Fifth Street, is on the lot at 525 Lee Ave., building official Matt Clemens said. He said the tree is about 30 feet tall. “Three-fourths of it is on city right of way,” Clemens said. “It’s a dead tree and has the potential of doing damage. Limbs could fall and hurt somebody. The homeowner legally notified the city the tree was three-fourths on the city’s right of way. If something did happen, we’d be liable for three-fourths of it.” Council members debated what to do about the tree at several meetings prior to their vote on the matter. They eventually directed staff to have a survey done to determine how much of the tree is on city property and thus, the city’s responsibility. The survey confirmed that threequarters of the tree’s trunk is in the city’s right of way, Clemens said. He said staff had received an estimate of $1,250 from a company to cut the tree down, but staff will seek additional estimates. Prior to the vote, Montgomery suggested only cutting off limbs from the tree. “That would cost a lot less than $1,250,” he said. After the vote, Festus Mayor Mike Cage said he wants the council to enact an ordinance prohibiting people from planting trees in municipal right of way. “I think we should make an ordinance that if a city employee catches

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Chapter 10 – The rest of the story


day after they returned home, John’s father had a suggestion. “Let’s go see your Aunt Bessie. She’s our oldest living relative.” “Do we have to?” John replied. “That nursing home smells bad and all she ever does is talk about the past.” “That’s the point, son. She remembers lots of things. But I’ve usually tuned her out when she began talking about them. This time we can listen.” “How old is she anyhow? “Hmm, I think she’s nearly 90. Many older people do talk about the past, John. But keep in mind that you and I will be old someday too.” John looked shocked. “Hi Aunt Bessie, we brought you some flowers.” John set the bouquet on her table. “Oh, how lovely. Do sit down, boys. So nice to see both of you. What have you been doing lately?” And so they excitedly told her about their trip west, about seeing Moab and Arches and Canyonlands. “Why did you boys decide to go west?” Aunt Bessie asked. “We were tracking John’s greatgrandfather Blaise.” “Oh, Uncle Blaise.” “Do you remember him?” John asked. And then he explained what they had learned from the letters in the trunk. “Henry, I’m surprised you didn’t ask

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me first. I’ll bet you have forgotten that my maiden name was Riddell. I could have told you the whole story and saved you a trip. Henry gave a weak grin. “My Uncle Blaise was born in 1904. His father died in 1914. His Uncle Noah told my mother what happened in Utah. “A few months before Jeb and Lucinda died, an agent for Jeb’s investors paid a visit to see what was going on. He started asking around and looking for Jeb. But Jeb kept hiding out in different places so no one could find him. The agent was nosing around in Moab again at the time of the accident. “Noah had quit working for Jeb several months before the accident. After a month, he still hadn’t found other work near Moab. He headed toward Colorado, where he found work at a ranch. Realizing how difficult the situation had become between Jeb and Lucinda, he returned to Moab and offered to take Blaise with him. “Jeb was glad to be rid of Blaise. Lucinda cried, but let him go because Jeb had been forcing him to work in the mine. Noah took Blaise to western Colorado, where they both worked at the cattle ranch. “After Jeb and Lucinda died, Noah hurried back to Moab. He settled the

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family’s affairs there and sent Lucinda’s possessions back to Missouri. Turns out there wasn’t much to send back except that small trunk of books and a few articles of clothing. “Apparently, Jeb had been a swindler from the beginning. He took money from lots of people to start that mine. Gave them worthless pieces of paper. But he never really did much with the mine. Paid a few local men to dig, but by the time he died, he was mostly spending what was left of the investors’ money at the local saloon, drinking and playing cards. “Noah thought that Jeb and Lucinda might have been hiding from the investors’ agent when the mine collapsed. “The couple was last seen by a prospector, who ran across them as they were preparing to descend into the mine; said it sounded like they were quarreling. He heard what sounded like an explosion a few moments later and returned to the scene to witness the devastation. “In Colorado, Blaise started out feeding the horses, cleaning their corral and other odd jobs. By the time he was 17, he had become a real cowboy. He stayed in Colorado for several years, then came back to Amelie when Noah decided to return home.

“Eventually Blaise married. He and his wife, Mary, worked the farm and took care of his grandparents until they died. “I’m so glad we went to visit Aunt Bessie,” John said as they drove away. “It wasn’t as hard as I thought, either. The home didn’t smell bad after all and she really has a good memory. But just think: We traveled all that way to find the truth and it was right here. I think I’ll come visit her again sometime, Dad. I’ll bet she’s got a lot of great stories to tell me. Maybe even some of them about you?” “I’m afraid she does, son. This may have been a mistake bringing you to see her,” Henry said, then he grinned. “No, Dad. I learned something really important from her today. Jeb didn’t take good care of Lucinda. Whether her death was intentional or not, he didn’t act like a husband who cared about her as a person. “Dad, I didn’t think you cared about my mother, either after she got sick. You didn’t show your pain, did you? You didn’t even cry at her funeral.” “No son, I was trying to protect you.” “But you took care of her for the six months after she got sick. You went to the doctors with her, and sat in the hospital for hours with her. I even watched you feed her ice cream when she wouldn’t eat anything else. “Dad, I finally understand that you showed your caring for her by how you took care of her.” Henry smiled and gave John a grateful hug. “That’s right son, actions speak louder than words.”

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Grant – Williams Jim and Karen Grant of Hillsboro, Mike and Debbie Schmidt of Imperial and Richard Williams of Imperial announce the engagement of their children, Jessica Grant and Kevin Williams. The bride-to-be is a 2007 graduate of Hillsboro High School and the owner and photographer of Jessica Donna Photography. Her fiance is a 2003 graduate of Windsor High School and is employed as a sanitation engineer for Waste Management. A fall 2014 wedding is planned. The couple will reside in Imperial.

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Russler – Riggs Jeff and Jackie Russler of Jefferson City and Kevin and Donna Riggs of Herculaneum announce the engagement of their children, Kelsey Russler and Kyle Riggs.  The bride-to-be is a 2007 graduate of Helias High School in Jefferson City and a 2011 graduate of the University of Missouri in Columbia. She is a wellness coordinator at RehabCare. Her fiance is a 2004 graduate of Festus High School and a 2009 graduate of the University of Missouri in Columbia. He is a manager with Hy-vee Inc. in Columbia  An October wedding is planned at Immaculate Conception Church in Jefferson City. Following a honeymoon to Saint Lucia, the couple will reside in Columbia.

Heaston – Rice Leroy Rice and Sheila (Brooks) Heaston announce their upcoming marriage. Sheila’s children will give her hand to Leroy in marriage. Leroy is employed with Xpedx in Fenton and Sheila is employed at Pyramid Home Health as a care giver. An October wedding is planned at the Grace Center Church in Festus. A reception will follow at the Masonic Lodge in De Soto. The couple will reside in Leadwood.

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Garry and Denise Kraus of Barnhart and Howard and Debbie Hoehn of Farmington announce the engagement of their children, Serina Kraus and Dustin Hoehn. The bride-to-be is a 2007 graduate of Seckman High School and a 2011 graduate of Missouri Baptist University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. She is employed at Clarkson Eye Care in Ellisville. Her fiance is a 2004 graduate of Farmington High School and a 2010 graduate of Missouri Baptist University with a bachelor’s degree in sports management. He is employed at Gateway National Golf Club in Madison, Ill. A December wedding is planned at St. Luke’s United Church of Christ in Imperial. The couple will reside in St. Louis.

Cindy Arras and Stephen Seek announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Joanna Arras of Hillsboro and John and Wendy Arras of Festus. She received an associate degree from Brown Mackie in surgical technology and is employed at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Crystal City. Her fiance is the son of Bill and Susanne Seek of Festus. He received a bachelor’s degree from Southeast Missouri State University. He is employed at Eagle Bank in Arnold as a loan originator. An October wedding is planned at Shrine of St. Joseph in St. Louis. After a honeymoon to Riviera Maya, Mexico, the couple will reside in Jefferson County.

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Parishioners, both young and old, at Our Lady Catholic Church in Festus got to sample chili Saturday at the Deacon’s Chili Cook-Off. It was a fundraiser for the church’s respect Life Committee. Cash prizes were awarded to the top three winners. People gave donations to sample the chili.

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Five De Soto residents get permission to raise poultry De Soto officials have issued five permits for residents to keep poultry at their homes, city clerk Arlene Burt reported at Monday’s City Council meeting. In May, the council approved a motion to amend a municipal ordinance and allow poultry in all the city’s zoning districts. The amended ordinance allows residents to keep chickens, turkeys, geese, guinea fowl and ducks at their residences, with some restrictions. No more than six chickens or other types of poultry are allowed per residence, roosters are prohibited, no slaughter of poultry is allowed and anyone with

poultry must keep them confined in a yard surrounded by wire or a fence to prevent their escape. The poultry space must be kept clean. Burt said there is no charge for a permit. City officials just want to know which residences have fowl on the premises. Chickens are also allowed in the city of Festus after a recent amendment to a city ordinance. The change took effect Sept. 11, but officials report that no permits have been issued yet. Festus will charge a one-time fee of $30 for a permit. --Kevin Carbery

Sheriff’s Office introduces Smartphone app Jefferson County Sheriff Glenn Boyer announced his office has launched a smartphone app that allows the Sheriff’s Office to communicate more effectively with the community. A free download is now available for users of Android smart devices by searching “MOJeffersonSO” on Google Play. An iPhone App will be available soon. Users of the app will have access to real-time detention center information and Jefferson County’s 10 most wanted criminals.

The Sheriff’s Office will also be able to send news and alerts directly to user’s smartphones, notifying them of important alerts, such as missing persons, escapees and more. “The most beneficial and significant feature of the app is that it lets us get important information right to people’s fingertips,” Boyer said. “The app greatly improves our ability to serve the public, and that’s what we’re here for.” The app is fully integrated with the county’s victim notification service (VINE).

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St. Pius fights teen suicide Members of the St. Pius High School’s St. Vincent de Paul Society recently held a sports day to raise money for “To Write Love on Her Arms,” a nonprofit organization that works to prevent teen suicide and depression. Students participated in soccer, football, volleyball, kickboxing, Zumba, kickball and other physical activities. Students, parents, alumni and prospective students participated. The day raised about $1,000 for the society.

School briefs Seckman sponsors donkey basketball

Seckman High School’s Senior Splash will sponsor a donkey basketball game at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, at the high school gym, 2800 Seckman Road, Imperial. Members of the senior class will take on faculty members in the game. Tickets are $6 in advance and $8 at the door. For information, call Lynn Price or Mindy Sexton at 636-282-1485.

Windsor High to hold tennis tournament

The Windsor High School tennis program will hold a benefit mixed doubles tennis tournament at 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, at the school, 6208 Hwy. 61-67, Imperial. For the Tournament of Hope, men’s varsity players will be paired with women faculty members and women’s varsity players will be teamed up with male faculty members. The public is invited to attend the tournament, which coincides with Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted to benefit the Siteman Cancer Center. Pink wristbands and headbands will be sold for $2 each. Those proceeds also will benefit the cancer center. This is the first year for the tournament. If the tournament is rained out, it will be held Friday, Oct. 26.

WIA has applications for youth services

The Workforce Investment Act Youth Program is accepting applications for youth services and summer employment. Applicants must be at least 16 years old and meet eligibility requirements. To receive an application, call 636287-8909, ext. 262.

Holy Child holds dinner-auction Oct. 20

The Holy Child School and Immaculate Conception Parish will hold its fifth annual dinner-auction Saturday, Oct. 20, at the I.C. Parish Center, 2300 Church Road, in Arnold. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m., dinner will start at 7 pm., and the auction will begin at 8 p.m. Cost is $50 per person, which includes a catered dinner and open bar. A magician will entertain guests prior to the dinner. Also, a silent auction and browsing will be held before dinner. Items to be auctioned off include four seats to the Nov. 1 Madonna concert at the Scottrade Center; a large Big Green Egg grill; a pig roast for 50 people; a butchered, 1,200-pound steer; use of a two-bedroom condo in Gulf Shores, Ala.; a dinner for 12; and baseballs autographed by St. Louis Cardinals. For information, call chairwoman Wendy Haglin at 314-910-3410.

Mouse Race benefits Jefferson Project Prom

The Blue Jay Booster organization at Jefferson High School will hold its second annual Night at the Mouse Races from 7-11 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 9, at the Best Western Inn on Gannon Drive in Festus. Admission is $25 per person or $40 per couple, and includes dinner and open bar (Draft beer, wine and well drinks). The event will also include mouse roulette, a dice wheel, and gift baskets to be raffled. Music will be provided between races. For a tax-deductible donation, individuals or groups may sponsor mice or races. Tickets are available from any Booster Club member, or by contacting Booster Club secretary Elizabeth Price at or 314-287-0395.

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De Soto man, 81, organizes Nov. 3 fundraiser for Alzheimer’s research By Steve Taylor For the Leader


aul Portell says he’s not going to sit idly by while his wife of almost 60 years battles Alzheimer’s disease – he’s going to try to do something about it. To that end, the De Soto resident is planning a benefit dance to raise money for research for the Alzheimer’s Association. The dance will be held Saturday, Nov. 3, at the K. of C. Hall, 13225 Veterans Blvd. (Hwy. E) in De Soto. The dance will be held from 7 p.m. to midnight. Admission is $8 for one person or $15 for two and in addition to the music, the event will include auctions and a 50-50 raffle. Portell, 81, also led a team of about 15 family members and friends who participated in the Alzheimer’s Walk on Sept. 15 at the Crystal Oaks Skilled Nursing Center in Crystal City. “I want to do what I can to promote the Alzheimer’s Association,” Portell said. “I hope the dance will raise some money for research. I don’t think my wife’s beyond help. That’s my thinking. I’ve never seen anybody get better, but that doesn’t mean it can’t happen.” Portell said his wife, Juanita, 77, was diagnosed about seven or eight years ago. “It (her memory loss) was getting a

Paul and Juanita Portell at the Knights of Columbus Christmas party in De Soto about three or four years ago. “That’s why we were winterized, so to speak,” he says.

little noticeable,” he said. “We figured it was time to go to the doctor.” Portell, who spent 28 years in the Army and Reserves, took Juanita to the medical center at Scott Air Force Base, where doctors told the Portells that she had Alzheimer’s. Portell cared for his wife at home for more than six years but had to place her

in a nursing home abut a year ago. “She still hears me, so that’s a plus,” he said. “Sometimes, though, it’s hard to make any sense of what she tries to tell me. Sometimes it really gets to me. Sometimes I’m reduced to tears.” He said he tries to bring along one of the couple’s six grown children (three sons, three daughters) when he visits his

wife because of the emotional support they provide. Portell said he met Juanita at a CYC function at St. Joachim Church in Old Mines. “I’m four years older than her, so you can say that she’s known me most of her life,” he said. Portell said his wife was a devoted homemaker who also spent a lot of time volunteering at the bookstore at St. Pius High School in Crystal City (all six children graduated from there) and with the St. Vincent de Paul Society out of St. Rose of Lima Church in De Soto. The Nov. 3 dance, he said, is not to benefit Juanita but to raise money for Alzheimer’s research efforts. “I want to stress that,” he said. “One hundred percent of the proceeds will go to Alzheimer’s research. Juanita will benefit from that, but not directly from the dance.” He said those who attend the affair should enjoy the entertainment. The Country Gold Band, which plays at many venues around Jefferson County, will serve as the headline act. He said Davie Blum, who will play earlier, should be entertaining as well. “He’s a one-man show,” Portell said. “He’s a very talented keyboardist. He plays music that you can dance to or just listen to.”


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proved by the city’s code enforcement department and Planning and Zoning Commission as well as the Board of Aldermen before the project can move forward, Stackley said. Jones, 48, a veterinarian who lives in Festus, said he hopes to open the new facility, which is slated to go in next to Arrowhead Building Supply, within the next two years. If plans for the project are approved, the facility would measure between 6,000 and 8,000 square feet and be surrounded by a chain link fence, Jones said. It would include boarding space for roughly 50 dogs and 15 to 20 cats and would be equipped with six to 10 luxury suites, he said. Jones said each of the luxury suites would be outfitted with a cot and a television so boarders could catch the latest offerings on Animal Planet. He said it may be surprising, but many animals watch television. “It’s noise. It’s something that dis-

tracts their attention a little bit,” Jones said. “It entertains them.” The facility also would include an outdoor area where canine lodgers could run, a roughly 30-foot by 30-foot indoor training arena that would be used for animal obedience classes and a grooming center. Jones said he plans to buy the property where the facility is to be built. He said he has already decided who would run the kennel and training center, but that announcement will be made later. It is too soon to say how many employees might be needed to staff the facility, he said. Jones said a new boarding center would be a nice addition to the area. He said many Jefferson County residents board their pets in St. Louis due to a lack of space at local kennels. Jones said his current practice is a full-service small animal health clinic. It has been in business for 17 years. Ward 3 Alderman Carol Moore was not present Monday because he has resigned his seat on the board.

Veterinarian Butch Jones said each of the luxury suites would be outfitted with a cot and a television so boarders could catch the latest offerings on Animal Planet.

Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012

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Deanna and Billy Bovaconti, third and fourth from left, mark the opening of their gift shop. They are joined by members of the Twin City Area Chamber of Commerce.

Truly Gifted gift shop opens in Crystal City Truly Gifted, a shop that sells gift and inspirational items, has opened at 803 N. Truman Blvd. in Crystal City, where the Master’s Touch Christian Bookstore used to be located. Billy and Deanna Bovaconti of De Soto are the owners. The 1,500-sqaure-foot shop sells

T-shirts, jewelry, baby items and other gift items, as well as Bibles, religious books and inspirational merchandise. It opened Oct. 1, and a ribbon-cutting was held Oct. 12. A grand-opening ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 3.

Comtrea receives JCGA Jeffersonian Award Comtrea recently received the 2012 Jeffersonian Award for Large Businesses in the county from the Jefferson County Growth Association. Stephen Huss accepted the award on behalf of the staff, board and clients of Comtrea, the county’s primary mental health agency. Huss attributed Comtrea’s growth over the past 40 years to continuous support from the community.

Comtrea’s board treasurer Ann Portell won the JCGA’s Jeffersonian Award for Individual Contribution in recognition of her service with Comtrea, the Lion’s Club, Chamber of Commerce and JCGA. Comtrea also will be awarded the Outstanding Performer Award at the Governor ’s Committee to End Homelessness event in Jefferson City on Nov. 14.

Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012

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Lois Kendall, 65, of Arnold retired Sept. 1 from her job as media coordinator at St. Anthony’s Medical Center in St. Louis County. She held that position for 15 years. Before that, Kendall had worked for 19 years at the Suburban Journals and had been the managing editor Lois Kendall for the Jefferson County and South County Journals, she said. Kendall shared the hospital media coordinator job with Mary Jo Wich, who will continue in that position. During her retirement, Kendall said she plans to travel. Kendall said she also enjoys hiking, quilting and gardening. She and her husband, Tim Kendall, a retired St. Louis firefighter, have two adult children and three grandchildren.

Brothers named VP at Royal Banks of Missouri

Scott Brothers of Barnhart has joined Royal Banks of Missouri as vice president and commercial relationship manager. Brothers who brings more than 20 years of lending experience to the bank, will work at Scott Brothers the bank’s Glendale location. Royal Banks of Missouri is the banking subsidiary of Royal Bancshares Inc., which has seven locations in the St. Louis area.

Boresi joins Thurman Law Firm in Hillsboro

David Boresi recently joined the Thurman Law Firm in Hillsboro. Boresi will represent victims of injury caused by the negligence of health care providers and manufacturers of defective products. He has more than 30 years of experience. He earned a political science degree and a law degree, both from St. Louis University. He has tried cases in both state and federal courts throughout the United States. Before joining the Thurman Law Firm, Boresi practiced at several large law firms. He also chaired litigation department subcommittees for tort and insurance practice areas. He has been actively involved as a mentor and trainer for young attorneys for the past two decades.


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Setting the PACE for Arts & Culture at Jefferson College Music . . .theatre . . .dance . . .entertainment . Performing arts are essential to our community . As a leader and supporter of arts and education, Jefferson College and the Cultural Diversity Committee is pleased to announce the first-ever PACE (Performing Arts and Cultural Enrichment) series for 2012-13 in connection with the college’s historic 50th anniversary . A hallmark of any great college is a vibrant arts series featuring performers and experiences that shape our perspective and offer something for everyone . Building audiences that understand and appreciate the arts now and in the future is critical to the Cultural Diversity Committee’s mission . The PACE series includes first-rate artists and performers that celebrate the human spirit, enrich our lives and broaden our understanding of the world, all while providing great entertainment! PACE series performances are open to community members, students, faculty, and staff at a fraction of the ticket prices charged in other locations, making it one of the best values anywhere . Our goal is to inspire audiences to take performance experiences beyond the stage and into their lives . We appreciate your support!

October 23, 7:30 p.m. . . . . . . . . . . “A Salute to Our Veterans” Band Concert October 25 @ 7:30 p.m. . . . . . . . . Faculty Jazz Concert November 4 @ 3 p.m. . . . . . . . . . . “Fall Back Into Jazz” November 14-16 @ 10 a.m. & Noon & November 17 @ 2 p.m. . . . . Children’s Play: “Pecos Bill & The Ghost Stampede” November 28 @ 7:30 p.m. . . . . . . . Sophomore Music Recital November 30 @ 7:30 p.m. . . . . . . Kenneth Tse – Performance (Masterclass @ Noon) December 4 @ 7:30 p.m. . . . . . . . . “A Winter Holiday” Band Concert December 5, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. & December 6, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Student Pottery Sale December 6 @ 7 p.m. . . . . . . . . . . . Jefferson College Jazz Festival Concert December 9 @ 3 p.m. . . . . . . . . . . . Choir Concert January 17 @ 7 p.m. . . . . . . . . . . Afriky Lolo – West African Dance & Culture February 28 @ 7 p.m. . . . . . . . . . Harlem Wizards February 28 @ 10 a.m., March 1 & 2 @ 8 p.m. & March 3 @ 2 p.m. . . . . . . . . . Spring Play: “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” March 7 @ 7:30 p.m. . . . . . . . . . . Chris Vadala – Spring Jazz Showcase (Masterclass @ 4 p.m.) March 10 @ 3 p.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Choir Concert March 12 @ 7:30 p.m. . . . . . . . . . . “In a Classical Way” Band Concert March 21-23 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Hour Film Festival Project & April 12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Hour Film Festival Screening Bold events are April 26 @ 2 p.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . Poetry Slam PACE events sponsored by The April 29 – May 10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . Student Art Exhibition Jefferson College Cultural Diversity May 2 @ 7:30 p.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . Sophomore Music Recital Committee May 5 @ 3 p.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Choir Concert May 7 @ 7:30 p.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . “The Four Corners of the World” Band Concert May 8, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. & May 9, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. . . . . . Student Pottery Sale

PACE Series Season Pass Purchase your PACE series season pass and enjoy a full year of Jefferson College’s numerous cultural events at one low price, including all PACE guest performers and special presentations .

$25 General Admission $15 Students and Senior Citizens Cash, Check or Credit Card (no refunds for unused cards) For additional information about purchasing PACE series season passes, call (636) 481-3123 Save $6-$20 by purchasing a PACE season pass compared to single event admission for the entire series . Individual Event Pricing – Advance Tickets: $5 General Admission* / $2 Students & Senior Citizens* / $5 All (Harlem Wizards)* *All individual advance ticket purchases must be done in person at the Cashier’s Window Cashier’s Window – Student Center, Hillsboro Campus: Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a .m .-6 p .m .; Friday, 7:30 a .m .-4 p .m .

For additional information about purchasing PACE season passes or advance individual event tickets, call (636) 481-3123. Please Note: single performance tickets will also be sold the day of each event at the Box Office in the Fine Arts Theatre on the Hillsboro Campus.


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Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012

People in the News Marty wins designer homecoming dress

Erin Marty, a junior at Seckman High School, recently won a homecoming dress designed by Alyce Paris, who creates wedding and specialty designs. For the contest, Marty got friends, family, classmates and others to visit Paris’ Facebook page, and since she attracted the most visitors to the page, won the dress as the prize. Marty, who was a member of the Homecoming Court, wore the dress to Seckman’s homecoming.

Baker rewarded by Tanks of Thanks

Debi Baker of Morse Mill was recently rewarded for her contributions to the community with a $50 gas gift card from Tanks of Thanks, a program that

rewards people who do good deeds to make their community better. Baker was nominated for her dedication to rescuing unwanted dogs and cats. On her own time, she often overnights these animals to foster homes and provides them with donated food and treats. The program from Cenex, the CHS energy brand, encourages people to nominate other people in the community who they think are making a difference. Each month, 100 nominees are randomly selected to receive the free gas gift card.

Eyermanns, Schultes give cash to Seckman

Two sets of Fox School District residents recently made donations to Seckman Middle School. John and Lori Schulte of Imperial donated $200 to Seckman Middle School’s science department. The cash

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have been a fan of stand-up comedy for as long as I can remember. I grew up looking forward to appearances on talk shows by Bob Newhart, Bill Cosby or David Brenner. Sadly, several of the comics I most

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admire have passed away over the last 20 years. My top stand-up comedian of all time remains Richard Pryor. He was a riot. I realize his language use and choice of topics turned off some, but he was brilliant. I regret never going to see him perform in person, but one of my prized possessions is a DVD boxed set of his comedy albums. We lost him in 2005. Just below Pryor, I’d put George Carlin. I own every album of his I’ve found. I consider his 1993 concert album “Jammin’ in New York” as one of the best comedy performances ever released, but it’s certainly not his only great piece of work. He died in 2007. Bill Hicks was little known, but was an idol for many of us who follow standup. He had about a five-year period in the spotlight before he died of cancer in 1994 at 32. I also thought Richard Jeni was a scream. He took his own life in 2007. I’m glad Newhart, Cosby and Brenner remain with us and that Dave Attell, Margaret Cho, Jake Johannsen and Brian Regan continue to make me laugh. For this week’s trivia, I’ll quiz you on lines from stand-up comics. 1. “I’m on decaf now. What I miss most is the road rage” is from which talk show host?

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Robert Moskop of De Soto is a fan of the weekly trivia column in the Leader, especially since the column often includes movie trivia. Moskop won a pair of movie tickets by correctly answering five online questions about sports team names. His name was selected from those who correctly answered questions in the online quiz. Moskop said he knew three of the five questions and looked up the other two. “I had a college professor tell me, ‘Knowledge is where you find it,’” he said. This is the first time Moskop has played the online game. “I just realized that the Leader online is different than the Leader you get at home,” he said. Try your luck online with this week’s quiz about stand-up comics at ANSWERS to the Oct. 11 online quiz: 1. New York Yankees. 2. Scouts. 3. SuperSonics. 4. Chicago Bears. 5. Washington Nationals.

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chicken dinner, 5-8 p.m., Mississippi River Eagles Auxiliary, 330 Bailey Road, Crystal City. Cost: $9. Carryouts. Call 937-2988. „„Bingo, 10-11 a.m., De Soto Senior Center, 13227 Hwy. E. Pinochle 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. „„Teen event, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Festus Public Library, 400 Main St. Celebrate Teen Read Week by doing crafts and other activities. „„Amvets Post 171, 7 p.m. third Thursday, VFW Post Annex, 900 VFW Drive. Crystal City. Call Joe, 636-933-0955 or Pat, 636-248-0450. „„Sons of Veterans of the Civil War, 7 p.m., third Thursday, Arlington Hotel Bed and Breakfast, 207 E. Main St., De Soto. Call Rod Price, 636586-8187. „„Chicken and dumplings dinner, 4-6:30 p.m., third Thursday, De Soto K. of C., 13225 Hwy. E. Adult meal: $7.50. Meals for children 12 and younger: $3.50. Beef plates and carryouts available. „„Acoustic jam, 6 p.m., third Thursday, Windsor Branch of the Jefferson County Library- 7479 Metropolitan Blvd., Barnhart. Free. Round-robin circle jam; for all levels. Call 636-461-1914. „„Bingo, 6:30 p.m., first, third and fifth Thursdays, American Legion Post 253, 849 American Legion Drive, Festus. Sponsor: American Legion Auxiliary. Call 636-933-3981. „„Friends in Harmony women’s chorus, 7 p.m., First Baptist Church, 107 N. Truman Blvd., Crystal City. Call 636-789-2501 or 636-282-3046. „„Preschool story time, 10:30 a.m., Festus Public Library, 400 W. Main St. „„Arthritis exercise, 11 a.m., Quad Cities Senior Center, Masonic Lodge, 221 Bailey Road, Crystal City. Lunch reservations: 636-937-8333. „„Jeffco Homeschool Friends play group, 2-5 p.m., Hillsboro City Park. Call Sara Schmidt, 314-835-8383.

Friday, Oct. 19 „„Breast Cancer Walk, 6 p.m., Spross Park, De

Soto. Registration 5 p.m. Proceeds to Jefferson Regional Medical Center’s effort to provide free mammograms and breast cancer information and to help women in treatment. For information or to sign up, call Julie Craig at 636-586-5591, Linda Henry at 636-586-9131 or Kelly Crumpton at 636-337-0606. „„Chili supper, 4-7 p.m., De Soto Senior Center, 13227 Hwy. E. Adults: $6, children 12 and under, $3. Benefits De Soto Meals on Wheels. Music by Missouri Boys. Band also performs at center 10 a.m. to noon. Call 636-586-8833. „„Movie, 6:30 p.m., First Baptist Church of Festus and Crystal City, 107 N. Truman Blvd., Crystal City. Free; donations accepted to buy a sonogram for Jefferson County Pregnancy Care Center in Crystal City. Call 937-3668. „„Fish dinner, 3 p.m., Rock Memorial American Legion, 910 Montebello Road, Imperial. Whole cat, catfish fillet, shrimp, cod, Jack salmon dinners plus sides and dessert: $10. Carryouts. Karaoke starts 9 p.m. Call 636-464-2599. „„Rummage and bake sale, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Family of Christ Lutheran Church, 5810 Hwy. 61-67. Sponsor: Ladies Organization. „„Variety show, 7 p.m., Fox C-6 Service Center, 849 Jeffco Blvd., Arnold. Arnold Community Theatre Troupe presents “A Night in Vegas.” Free admission, but donations toward group collected. „„Barbecue, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., VFW Post 3777, 900 VFW Drive, Crystal City. Pork steaks or ribs with two sides. Carryouts. Call Charlie Douglas, 636-937-8191. „„Rummage sale, 8 a.m. Friday, Oct. 19, and Saturday, Oct. 20, Festus United Pentecostal Church, 1020 Central Ave., Festus. Call 314221-2881. „„Gospel music fest, 6-9 p.m., third Friday, De Soto First Assembly of God Church, 12635 Hwy. 21. Call 636-586-2881. „„Pork chop dinner, 5-8 p.m., third Friday, Cedar Hill Elks, 8430 Industrial Drive, Cedar Hill. Call 636-285-3074. „„Bingo, 6 p.m., American Legion Post 253, 849 American Legion Drive, Festus. Doors open 3 p.m. Pull tab sales 4 p.m. Tally sales 5 p.m. Call 636-479-4139 or 636-933-3981. „„Jeffco Bridge Club, 9:45 a.m., Case and Buck’s Banquet Center, 7095 Metropolitan Blvd., Barnhart. Call Carl, 314-471-3448. „„Fun jam, 6-9 p.m., Community Improvement Association, 13468 Hwy. JJ, south of Festus, Admission: $2. Free coffee, tea, snacks. No smoking. Call 636-586-4684 or 636-586-8196. „„Fish fry, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., De Soto VFW, 1651 Hwy. E. Carryouts. Call 636-586-9765.

Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012 „„Harvest

Saturday, Oct. 20 „„Winter

coat distribution, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Calvary Assembly of God, 1650 Calvary Church Road, Festus. Free coats to anyone in need. Call 636-937-7501. „„Book sale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., De Soto Public Library, 712 S. Main St. Hardbacks $2, paperbacks $25 cents. Benefits children’s summer reading program. Sponsor: Friends of the Library. „„Flea market, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Kress Farm Garden Preserve, 5137 Glade Chapel Road, Hillsboro. Items from 25 families. Chili served. Call Carmelita Davidson, 314-650-3830.  „„CT and the Retirees Band, 12:30-3:30 p.m., Laddie Boys, Hwy. 61 and I-55, south of Festus. „„Fall festival, 5-9 p.m., Herculaneum United Methodist Church, 672 Main St. Free. Food court, hayrides, bounce house, straw maze, game booths. drawing for $100 Toys R Us gift certificate. Call 636-479-3385. „„Family history fair, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Northwest Branch of Jefferson County Library, 5680 Hwy. PP, High Ridge. Free. Lunch sold. Sponsors: Jefferson County Genealogical Society, library. Topics: Basic genealogy, the Czech Catholic experience in America and researching probate records and wills. Several genealogical and historical organizations to be on hand. Free access the library’s online databases. Prizes. Call 636-677-8186. „„Barbecue, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Buren Chapel A.M.E. Church 150 Brown St., Herculaneum. Dinner plate prices, $5 to $17. Sandwich prices, $2 to $7. Rib, chicken, bratwurst and hotdog plates and sandwiches. Dinner prices: $5-$17; sandwiches $2$7. Free local delivery. Call-in and advance orders: 636-465-4484, 314-600-5794 or 314-852-9853. „„Chili cook-off, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., West City Park, Festus. Entry: $25; includes T-shirt. Includes 1.5mile bike ride ($20 adults, $10 children) music, art walk. Sponsors: Hillsboro Lions and Hillsboro Rotary Club. Call 636-797-4040. „„Trivia night, 6:30 p.m., De Soto K. of C. Hall, 13225 Veterans Blvd. (Hwy. E). Doors open 6 p.m. Tickets: $20; includes two drink passes for soda, wine or beer. Cash bar. Outside snacks allowed. Players can decorate tables. Sponsor: De Soto Chamber of Commerce. Call 636-586-5591. „„Safe Halloween event, 2-4 p.m., Rock Presbyterian Church, 6439 Hwy. 61-67, Imperial. Free hot dogs, popcorn. Face painting, balloons, games, visit by D.A.R.E. Corvette and K-9 unit. Bring can of soup or pasta for program that provides food to children in need. Call 314-566-4949. „„Benefit fundraiser, 4-10 p.m., De Soto Elks, Clarke Street and Hwy. 21. Benefits Julie Charboneau, who is undergoing treatment for cancer. Free admission; food and drinks sold. Silent auction, raffle, music by Charlie Berry and 50-50 drawing. Make donations to First State Community Bank. Call 636-931-5017. „„Concert, 7 p.m., Lambs Inn Coffee House, 4430 Outreach Drive, Hillsboro. Soloist Dan Matt and the band City of Refuge. Admission: $5. Children 5 and under admitted free. Call Dan Kennedy at 636-543-1311. „„Pet adoption event and microchip clinic, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Buchheit, 200 Riverview Drive, Herculaneum. Sponsor: Canines in Crisis. „„DSF Steps Toward a Cure 1-mile walk and 5K fun run, 10 a.m., Arnold City Park, Bradley Beach Road off Jeffco Boulevard. Registration 9-10 a.m. Benefits: Dravet Syndrome Foundation; hosted by Ben and Sabrina Ott family of Arnold. Their son, Gabriel, 4, has Dravet Syndrome, a severe seizure disorder. Entry: $25 adults; $15 children ages 3-17. Anyone with Dravet Syndrome or epilepsy may participate for free. „„Harvest festival, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Hillsboro United Methodist Church, 4810 Hwy. B. Food, games, silent auction, bake sale, quilt exhibition, country store, crafts, horseshoes and washers tournaments, bounce house. Movie “Soul Surfer” shown at 6:30 p.m. Benefits local families in need at Christmas. „„Open house, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., JoachimPlattin Ambulance District new headquarters and station house, 1235 N. Truman Blvd., Crystal City. Light refreshments served. Call 636-937-2224. „„Mouse races and silent auction, 7-10:30 p.m., Amvets Post 42, 690 Joachim Ave., Herculaneum. Admission: $15 per person, $25 per couple in advance; at door, $5 more. free draft beer, soda and food. Includes spin wheel, 50-50 boards and lottery board chance sales, silent auction. Door prizes. Call 636-479-4040 or Penny at 636-524-3504. „„Halloween party, 5:30 p.m., Country Club, Hwy. 61, Festus. Adults only. Admission: $5. Chili cookoff, costume contest, chili, hotdogs, hayride, 50-50 drawing.

Salute to veterans Jefferson College’s Community Band will perform a “Salute to Our Veterans” concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23. A reception for veterans and a collection for military families also will be held. „„Dinner-auction, 7 p.m. Immaculate Conception

Parish Center, 2300 Church Road, Arnold. Doors open 5:30 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m., auction, 8 p.m. Cost: $50 per person for a catered dinner and open bar. Sponsor: I.C. Parish and Holy Child School. Call Wendy Haglin, 314-910-3410. „„Elktoberfest, noon to 6 p.m., Meramec Arnold Elks, 1515 Miller Road, Imperial. Food, music, beer and wine tasting, games, raffles, prizes, washer tournament. Benefits Elks National Foundation. Call 636-253-1052. „„Steak night, 5-7 p.m., De Soto K. of C. Hall, 13225 Veterans Blvd. (Hwy. E). Cost: $14, includes salad, sides, dessert, coffee or tea. Chicken available. Call 636-586-2594. „„All-you-can-eat country breakfast, 6:30-10:30 a.m., third Saturday, Highcrest United Methodist Church in Otto (Old Hwy. 21 south of Hwy. M; turn at Save-a-Lot). Cost: $6 adults; $3 children 6-12; younger children free. Call 636-942-2942. „„Writers Society of Jefferson County, 9:30 a.m., third Saturday, Festus Library, 400 W. Main St. Bring work for critique. Call 636-937-5201. „„Breakfast, 8-11 a.m., third Saturday, St. Andrew’s UMC, 1004 Rock Road, De Soto. Cost:$2-$7. Call 636-586-2472. „„Barbecue, 11 a.m. third Saturday, De Soto VFW, 1651 Veterans Blvd. (Hwy. E). Carryouts: 636-586-9765. „„Jefferson County Genealogical Society, 9:30 a.m. third Saturdays, Northwest Branch of the Jefferson County Library, 5680 Hwy. PP, High Ridge. Call Christine Merseal, 636-677-8186. „„Barbecue, 11 a.m. third Saturdays, De Soto VFW, 1651 Hwy. E. Call 636-586-9765. „„Car cruise, 5-9 p.m., third Saturday, McDonald’s, Gannon Regional Shopping Center, Hwy. A and I-55, Festus. Music, door prizes, 5050 raffle, children’s games. No alcohol. Sponsor: Classie Chassis Car Club. Call Brian, 314-2773373, or Ed, 573-854-0466. Super cruise with trophies and dash plaques. „„Ozark Food Pantry, food distribution, 8:30-11 a.m., Sunset Park, Festus. Bring proof of income. Must live in 63019, 63028, 63047, 63048 or 63070 ZIP codes. „„Shooting match, noon, VFW Post 1831, De Soto. Call 636-586-9271. „„Arnold Farmers Market, 8 a.m. to noon, Fox Middle School, 743 Jeffco Blvd, „„De Soto Farmers Market, 8 a.m. to noon, St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, 1004 Rock Road.

Sunday, Oct. 21 „„Meat

shoot, noon, K. of C. Hall, 9330 Hwy. 21, Hillsboro. Sponsor: Fort Hill Ramrods Black Powder Shooters Club. Standard guns only. No scopes. No pull downs, No wad stoppers. Meat and money rounds: $2 a shot. Food and beverages sold. Call Butch Myers at 636-797-3285. „„Traditional folk gospel music concert, 4 p.m., Victoria United Methodist Church, 5321 Chouteau, two blocks from Hwy. P. Duo Folk Mountain Gospel will perform traditional mountain and folk style music. Donation collected; covereddish supper follows. Call 636-232-5904.

chicken dinner, noon to 4 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church, Main Street and Hwy. Z, Pevely. All you can eat. Cost: $10 adults; $5 children ages 6-12; younger children eat for free. Benefits ministries of Zion Women’s Group. Call 636-475-4486. „„Joachim Creek cleanup, meet at 12:30 p.m. at Walther Park, Hwy. E, De Soto. Sponsor: Joachim Stream Team. Refreshments follow. Call Dennis, 636-232-5225. „„Christian music concerts, 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m., Grace Center, 1405 W. Main St., Festus. Inspirational country music recording artist Chelley Odle will perform. Free. Call 636-4650885. „„Show and tell art and talent show, 5-7 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 113 Grand Ave., Festus. Free. Refreshments served. „„Shooting match, noon, third Sunday, Pastime Club, 5557 Hwy. 61-67, Imperial. No scopes. Food, drinks sold. Call 636-464-8977 day of match. „„Bingo, 5:30 p.m., Meramec Arnold Elks, 1515 Miller Road, Imperial. Sales start 3:30 p.m., speedball at 5:15 p.m. Sponsor: Immaculate Conception Church. Call Pat Pierce, 636-4646487. „„Shooting match, 1 p.m., American Legion Post 283, 910 Montebello Road, Imperial. Free food for shooters. Call 636-464-2599. „„Shooting match, noon, Amvets Post 48, Hwy. 21 and Amvets Drive, De Soto. „„Shooting match, 1 p.m., Arnold Moose, 6637 Hwy. 61-67, Imperial. Call 636-464-7988.

Monday, Oct. 22 „„Family

night about bats, 6:30 p.m., Windsor Branch of the Jefferson County Library, 7479 Metropolitan Blvd., Barnhart. Ages 2-9 and parents can listen to stories and participate in hands-on activities about bats. Free. To register: 636-461-1914. „„Sen. Roy Blunt listening post, 5-6 p.m., Jefferson County Administration Center, 729 Maple St., Hillsboro. Members of Blunt’s staff will answer questions and hear concerns about federal government. Call 573-634-2488. „„Parenting class, 6 p.m., Jefferson County Pregnancy Care Center, 82 Brierton Lane, Crystal City. Free. Appointments: Karen, 636-931-3511. „„Bingo, sales start 5 p.m., speedballs 6:30 p.m., regular session 6:45 p.m., K. of C. Hall, 6800 KC Lane, House Springs. Sponsor: St. John Catholic Church of Shady Valley. Call Gary Pryzgoda, 636-948-2354. „„Arthritis exercise, 11 a.m., Quad Cities Senior Center, Masonic Lodge, 221 Bailey Road, Crystal City. Lunch reservations: 636-937-8333. „„Bingo, 6:30 p.m., Arnold Eagles, 1725 Jeffco Blvd. Doors open 3:30 p.m. Smoking and nonsmoking halls. Call 636-282-0208. „„Community Concert Band rehearsals, 7-9:15 p.m., Room 114, Fine Arts Building, Jefferson College, Hillsboro campus. Open to college students and experienced adult musicians. Call Joe Pappas, 636-797-3000.

Tuesday, Oct. 23 „„Blood

drive, 3-7 p.m., St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 6550 Old Hwy. 21, Otto. Sponsor: American Red Cross. Donors need to bring identification such as a driver’s license or a Red Cross blood donor card. Call the Red Cross at 314-658-2000. „„“Salute to Our Veterans” concert, 7:30 p.m., Fine Arts Theatre, Jefferson College, Hillsboro campus. Free. Concert, reception for veterans and families, drive to collect items for Jefferson County Military Families Support Network. Call Joseph Pappas, 636-481-3372. „„Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, 1 p.m., fourth Tuesday, Ponderosa, Jeffco Boulevard and Richardson Road, Arnold. „„Amvets Post 42, 7 p.m., fourth Tuesday, 690 Joachim Ave., Herculaneum. Executive board meets 6 p.m. Call 636-479-4040. „„Jefferson County Swing Dance Club, free beginner lessons 6:15-7 p.m., dancing 7-10 p.m., Arnold VFW, 2301 Church Road. Call 636296-6702. „„Jeffco Bridge Club, 10:45 a.m., Case and Buck’s Banquet Center, 7095 Metropolitan Blvd., Barnhart. Call Carl, 314-471-3448. „„Bingo, 6:30 p.m., Meramec Arnold Elks, 1515 Miller Road, Imperial. Speedball starts 5:45 p.m. „„Live music, 6-10 p.m., American Legion Post 283, 910 Montebello Road, Imperial. Country music by Dustin from Stone Mountain Railroad Band.


Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012 Oct. 23, continued

Support groups

S t o r y t i m e , 1 0 a . m . , Tu e s d a y s a n d Wednesdays, Windsor Branch of the Jefferson County Library, 7479 Metropolitan Blvd., Barnhart. Free. Call 636-461-1914.  Fun jam, 6-9 p.m., Community Improvement Association, 13468 Hwy. JJ, south of Festus, Admission: $2. Free coffee, tea, snacks. No smoking. Call 636-586-4684 or 636-586-8196.  Jam session, 10 a.m., De Soto Senior Center, 13227 Hwy. E. Call 636-586-8833.  Martial arts classes, Harbor Community Church, 1645 Marriott Lane, Barnhart. Karate for kids (ages 6-12), 6:30 p.m.; kickboxing and cardio workout (ages 13 through adult), 7:30 p.m. Free. Call 636-223-2106.  Yoga, 6:30 p.m., Sunset Park bandstand, Festus. Free. Sponsor: Friends of the Festus Parks.  Story time, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Texas Taters ‘N’ More, Seventh Street and Business 21, Hillsboro. Free. Sponsor: Campaign committee for the Hillsboro District Branch of the Jefferson County Library. Call 636-789-9995.

Adopt a Friend workshop, 1-3 p.m. Wednesdays, Pevely City Hall, 401 Main St., Pevely. For caregivers and loved ones. Call Patsy Coonce, 636-479-4663.  Al-Anon, 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Hope Lutheran Church, 2308 Old Gravois Road, High Ridge; family group 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, New Hope UMC, 3921 Jeffco Blvd., Arnold. Call 314-645 1572.  Alcoholics Anonymous, 7:45 p.m. Fridays, Trinity Episcopal Church, 202 W. Miller St., De Soto.  Alzheimer ’s and other memory loss disorders, 6:30 p.m., second Tuesdays, Baisch Nursing Center, 3260 Baisch Drive, De Soto. Call Kathy Yuengel, 636-586-2291; first Wednesdays, 3 p.m., Crystal Oaks Skilled Nursing Facility, 1500 Calvary Church Road, Crystal City. Call 636-933-1818.  Bereaved Parents, 7 p.m., first Thursday, St. Rose of Lima, 504 S. Third St., De Soto. Also for grandparents, siblings. Call Ginny Kamp, 636-586-8559.  Breast cancer, 10 a.m., second Saturdays, Jefferson Regional Medical Center, 1400 Hwy. 61, Crystal City. Call 636-933-5757.  Breastfeeding, 11 a.m., first Tuesdays, Jefferson County Health Department, 1818 Lonedell Road, Arnold. Call 636-789-2686, ext. 103.  Caregivers, 2 p.m., second Tuesdays, Northwest Jefferson County Senior Resource Center, 6180 Hwy. MM, House Springs. Call Stephanie Paul, 636-253-0558.  Celebrate Recovery, 7 p.m. Fridays, Victory Church, 1 Victory Drive, just west of Pevely. For people with problems with drugs, alcohol, sexual addiction, anger, other issues. Call 636-475-3000; 7 p.m., Harbor Community Church, 1645 Marriott Lane, Barnhart; adult group and the Landing group for teens ages 13-17, 7 p.m. Thursdays, Hillsboro Christian Church, 4865 Hwy. B. Call 636-789-2680.  Community Singles Group, 6:30 p.m., second Tuesdays, Burger King, Hwy. Z and I-55, Pevely. Call Kathy, 636-337-0711 or 314630-6332.  Down syndrome, 7-9 p.m., last Tuesdays, Arnold Branch of the Jefferson County Library, 1701 Missouri State Road. Call Carla Werk, 314-420-4450.  Fibromyalgia and chronic pain, 7 p.m., first Wednesdays, Mother Earth Wellness Center, 2085 Jennemann Lane, Arnold. Call Terri, 636296-3500.  Grief, 1 p.m., first and third Mondays, Jefferson Regional Medical Center, 1400 Hwy. 61, Crystal City. Call 636-933-1325; 7 p.m.. third Mondays, Immaculate Conception, Arnold. Call 314-6101296.  Grief and loss, 6:15 p.m., second Tuesdays, 115 Brierton Lane, Festus; 6:15-8 p.m., fourth Tuesdays, Artan Hill, 115 Brierton Lane, Festus. Call 636-931-0300.  Heroin Anonymous, 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Zion United Methodist Church, 100 Beckett St., Mapaville. Call 314-223-6811.

Wednesday, Oct. 24 Donkey basketball game, 6 p.m., Seckman High School, 2800 Seckman Road, Imperial. Sponsor: Senior Splash. Seniors will play faculty members. Tickets: $6 advance; $8 at door. Call Lynn Price or Mindy Sexton at 636-282-1485.  VFW Post 3777, 7:30 p.m., second and fourth Wednesdays, 900 VFW Drive, Crystal City. Call 636-937-5400.  Country-western dance, 7-10 p.m., VFW Post 2593, 2301 Church Road, Arnold. Sponsor: Midwest Club Dance. Call 636-222-0018.  CT and the Retirees Band, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Laddie Boys, Hwy. 61 and I-55, south of Festus.  Zumba, 6:30 p.m., Sunset Park bandstand, Festus. Free. Sponsor: Friends of the Festus Parks.  Line dancing class, 12:30 p.m., De Soto Senior Center, 13227 Hwy. E. Free. Call 636586-8833. 

Thursday, Oct. 25 Tournament of Hope tennis tournament, 3 p.m., Windsor High School, 6208 Hwy. 6167, Imperial. Benefit mixed doubles event includes players on school’s tennis team and faculty members. Free admission to watch, but donations taken for Siteman Cancer Center to observe Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Pink wristbands and headbands $2. Rain date Oct. 26.  Open house on Old Lemay Ferry Road bridge near Klable Road, 3-6 p.m. Jefferson County Annex, 725 Maple St., Hillsboro. Public invited to comment on plans for project. Call 636-797-5340.  Jeffco Challengers Toastmasters, 7 p.m., second and fourth Thursdays, New Hope United Methodist Church, 3921 Jeffco Blvd., Arnold. Call 636-296-6378. 

The St. Pius X Alumni Association invites you to the 5th annual

Wine & Beer Tasting Event Silent Auction Saturday, November 3, 2012 • 7:00 p.m. St. Pius X High School Ralph Boyer Gymnasium

$25.00 per person includes wine/ beer tasting and tastes from area restaurants including Tanglefoot Steakhouse, Taytro’s Bar & Bistro, The Blue Owl Sweet Shoppe, Lam’s Garden, Chuck’s Chicken & Wings and more!

Music by: Matt Weyand

Featuring: Persimmon Ridge Winery - Barnhart • Edg-Clif Farms & Vineyard - Potosi Pioneer Custom Winery - Kimmswick • H.W. Herrell Distributing - Imperial

For information contact Janice at 636-931-1939

Jefferson County Leader

Hospice grief, 10 a.m., second Mondays, Home and Hospice Building, 5 Industrial Drive, Crystal City. Call 636-933-1200.  Narcotics Anonymous, 7:30 p.m. Fridays and 7 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, First Presbyterian Church, 207 N. Mill St., Festus; 7:30 p.m. Fridays, St. Joseph Church, 6028 Old Antonia Road, Imperial; 5:30 p.m. Saturdays, Church of the Nazarene, Hwy. P at Hwy. A, Festus; 8 p.m. Saturdays, First Baptist Church of Hillsboro, 10545 Business 21; 6 p.m. Sundays, Trinity Episcopal Church, 202 W. Miller St., De Soto; 7 p.m. Sundays, Salvation Army, 3740 Telegraph Road, Arnold; 7 p.m. Mondays, Community of Christ Church, 2315 Lonedell Road, Arnold; 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Windsor Baptist Church, 6701 Hwy. 61-67, Barnhart; 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Hillside Presbyterian Church, 4848 Hwy. 30, House Springs; 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Comtrea, 110 N. Mill St., Festus. Call 314-830-3232.  Parents of special needs children, 1011:30 a.m., first and third Saturdays, De Soto Community Center, 400 Boyd St. Child care available. Call 636-345-1834. 


Separated and divorced and widowed men and women, 6 p.m. Sundays, Sacred Heart Church rectory basement, 555 Brierton Lane, Crystal City. For all faiths. Call Carol, 314-7751253.  Single moms, 11 a.m. Sundays, First Baptist Church Family Life Center, 2012 Missouri State Road, Arnold. Free child care. Call Melissa, 636296-7729, ext. 110.  Take Off Pounds Sensibly, 5-7 p.m. Thursdays, Jefferson Regional Medical Center, 1400 Hwy. 61, Crystal City. Call Ruth Renick, 636-937-4834; 5:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 200 Boyd St., De Soto. Call Dorothy, 636-586-8666.  Tremor support group, 10-11:30 a.m., second Saturdays, Jefferson Regional Medical Center, 1400 Hwy. 61, Crystal City. Call Mary, 636-681-7483.  Weight Watchers, 8:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Thursdays and 8 a.m. Saturdays, Immanuel Lutheran Church’s Family Life Center, Third Street and Brierton Lane, Festus. Call 1-800651-6000. 


Jefferson County Leader


Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012

Church events Family of Christ holds rummage, bake sale

The Ladies Organization at Family of Christ Lutheran Church in Imperial will hold a rummage and bake sale Saturday, Oct. 20. The sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church, 5810 Hwy. 61-67.

Gift baskets are among items offered during the harvest festival.

Hillsboro UMC plans harvest festival Oct. 20

Hillsboro United Methodist Church will hold its annual harvest festival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20. The church is at 4810 Hwy. B in Hillsboro. The event will feature food, games, a silent auction, a bake sale, a quilt exhibition, a country store, crafts, horseshoes and washers tournaments and a bounce house. The movie “Soul Surfer” will be shown at 6:30 p.m. Proceeds will benefit local families in need at Christmas.

Special program runs through Nov. 3

The Generations class at First United Methodist Church of Festus-Crystal City is holding a special program, “The Journey: Walking the Road to Bethlehem” through Nov. 3. The footsteps of Mary, Joseph, the shepherds and others will be followed as part of the program. The study is intended for anyone who is interested in the Christian faith, and includes resources for adults, youth and children. The five-week session will be held at 9 a.m. Saturdays at the church, 113 Grand Ave., Festus. Call the church at 636-937-6205 for more information.

Movie shown Oct. 19 at First Baptist Church

The First Baptist Church of Festus and Crystal City will show the movie “October Baby” at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, at the church, 107 N. Truman Blvd., Crystal City. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted. Proceeds will be put toward the purchase of a sonogram machine for the Jefferson County Pregnancy Care Center, 98 Brierton Lane, Crystal City. For information, call 937-3668.

Two-day rummage sale at Festus UPC

Festus United Pentecostal Church will hold a two-day rummage sale beginning at 8 a.m. Friday, Oct. 19, and Saturday, Oct. 20. The church is at 1020 Central Ave. in Festus. For information, call 314-221-2881.

Dittmer retreat plans events for the year

The Il Ritiro Franciscan Retreat in Dittmer has announced its schedule of events and retreats for the rest of 2012. A workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20. The topic presented by Suzanne Faletti will be “Day of the Mandala Experience: A Window into God’s Relationship with You.” Sister Marlene Geppert will present “Franciscan Women Day of Prayer” from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 18. Geppert and Father Paul Gallagher will present “Advent Day of Prayer: Savoring God’s Presence in the American Christmas Celebration,” from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 8. Weekend retreats will be held Oct. 26-28, Nov. 2-4 and Dec. 28 through Jan. 1. Registration is encouraged for all events. The retreat is at 7935 St. Francis Lane in Dittmer. To register, send an email to il.ritiro@ The facility’s website is www. For information, call 636-274-0554.

Buren Chapel sets barbecue for Oct. 20

Buren Chapel A.M.E. Church will hold a barbecue from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at the church, 150 Brown St., Herculaneum. Dinner plates are priced at $5 to $17 and sandwiches will be priced at $2 to $7. The dinner menu will include whole rib, rib dinner, pork steak, rib tip, half chicken, bratwurst and hotdog plates plus sides. Rib, rib tip, pork steak, half chicken, bratwurst and hotdog sandwiches also will be offered. Call-in and advance orders will be accepted. Free local delivery will be available. For information, call 636-465-4484, 314-600-5794 or 314-852-9853.

Herculaneum UMC gears up for fall fest

Herculaneum United Methodist Church will hold a fall festival from 5-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at the church, 672 Main St. Admission is free. The event is to include a free food court, hay rides, a bounce house, a straw maze and game booths. A drawing for a $100 Toys R Us gift certificate also is planned. For information, call 636-479-3385.

Mount Olive to hold two special services

Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church has a pair of special services planned in October. The church is at 136 Lincoln Ave. in Crystal City. The Women of Hope service will be held at noon Saturday, Oct. 20. Vivian Buroughs of Deliverance Church in St. Louis will speak. The Harvest Home Service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28. Dewit (Lloyd) Bingham from Bloomington, Ill., will speak. For information, call 636-937-3018.

Imperial church plans Halloween event

Rock Presbyterian Church will hold a Safe Halloween Celebration from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at the church, 6439 Hwy. 61-67, Imperial. Attendees are being asked to bring a child-friendly can of soup or pasta. Items collected will benefit a program that provides children in need with food. Hot dogs and popcorn will be provided free of charge. The event is to include face painting, balloons and games. A visit by a D.A.R.E. Corvette and a K-9 unit also is planned. For information, call 314-566-4949.

Pioneer Club to screen movie Oct. 20

The Pioneer Club at De Soto First Free Will Baptist Church will show a film from the Voice of the Martyrs, “The Underground Reality,” at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20. The church is at 1401 S. Fifth St. A donation will be collected to help spread the gospel to the people of Colombia. For information, call 314-303-1096.

Dittmer church plans ‘Fun-A-Pa-looza’

Bethlehem Baptist Church, 8325 Hwy. Y in Dittmer, plans a “Fun-A-Palooza” worship service from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20. The worship service will be followed by a hayride, a bonfire with hot dogs and s’mores, bobbing for apples and other games. For information, call 636-944-3361.

Coats given away on two Saturdays

Teens from Calvary Assembly of God will distribute coats on a first-come, first-served basis from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, and Saturday, Oct. 27. The church is at 1650 Calvary Church Road in Festus. Coats in adult and children’s sizes will be given away. Those who wish to donate clean, gently used or new coats can drop them off at the church office. For information, call 636-937-2856.

Concert set at Lambs Inn Coffee House

Soloist Dan Matt and the band City of Refuge will perform at 7 p.m. the Lambs Inn Coffee House, 4430 Outreach Drive, in Hillsboro near the old covered bridge. Admission is $5. Children 5 and under are admitted free. For information, call Dan Kennedy at 636-543-1311.

Odle to perform at Grace Center

Inspirational country music recording artist Chelley Odle will perform two free concerts Sunday, Oct. 21, at the Grace Center in Festus. The concerts will be held at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. at the church, 1405 W. Main St. For information, call 636-465-0885 or visit

Folk Mountain Gospel to perform in Victoria

The duo of Don and Donna Mohl, known as Folk Mountain Gospel, will perform at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, at Victoria United Methodist Church. The church is at 5321 Chouteau in Victoria, two blocks from Hwy. P. The Mohls play traditional and biblical instruments such as psaltery, dulcimer, zither, mandolin and guitar in a traditional mountain and folk style. A donation will be collected and a covered-dish supper will follow the performance. For information, call 636-232-5904.

Harvest chicken dinner set for Oct. 21 at Zion

Zion Lutheran Church in Pevely will hold its annual harvest chicken dinner from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21. The church is at Main Street and Hwy. Z in Pevely. The all-you-can-eat menu will include fried chicken, chicken nuggets for children, sides, desserts and drinks. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 6-12. Younger children eat for free. Proceeds from the dinner help the Zion Women’s Group provide dinners at funerals, support seminary students, run the greeting card ministry, supply the pantry and kitchen for church dinners and host circuit pastors’ meetings. Donations of coffee, bread, pies, butter, green beans and craft items for the country store are sought and volunteer help to set up the gym the day before the dinner also is needed. For information, call 636-475-4486 or send an email to zionassistant@

Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012

Church events Passover demo scheduled Oct. 21

“Messiah in the Passover,” a demonstration showing how Jesus Christ fulfilled the ancient feast of Passover, will be held at 9:45 and 10:45 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, at Oak Grove Baptist Church. The church is at 7622 Old Hwy. H in Fletcher west of De Soto. The services will be conducted by Al Reichman and Christians and Jewish people are encouraged to attend. A donation will be collected. For information, call 314-8054909.

De Soto Christian to dedicate bell

De Soto Christian Church will hold a ceremony to dedicate the bell that was in the church’s first building that has been installed in its current facility. The church is at 4151 Fountain City Road. The dedication service will follow the morning worship service at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 21, and a potluck fellowship dinner. Former members are invited to attend. The church was formed in 1957 after organizers bought the former Evangelical United Brethren church at Third and Boyd streets. In 2001, the congregation moved to its new facility that was expanded in 2010. For information, call the church at 636-586-2061.

Art and talent show held at First UMC

The mission team at First United Methodist Church in Festus will hold a show-and-tell art and talent show from 5-7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21. The church is at 113 Grand Ave. Admission is free and refreshments will be served.

P e v e l y church will hold fall festival

Connection Worship Center will hold its second annual fall festival at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27. The church is at 8290 Commercial Blvd. (Hwy. 61-67) in Pevely. Children should wear costumes to this free event, which will feature a trunk or treat, face painting, a bounce house, game and craft tables and a bonfire. For information, call 314-5500477.


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Community notes De Soto veterans events set for Nov. 10

Entries are being sought for a Veterans Day Parade that will be held Saturday, Nov. 10, on Main Street in De Soto. Also, donations are needed for a luncheon and resource fair for veterans and active military personnel and their families following the parade. The parade will begin at 10 a.m. at Mahn Funeral Home on Main Street and end on St. Louis Street. After that, the luncheon and resource fair for the veterans and military personnel and their families will be held at the Knights of Columbus Hall on Hwy. E in De Soto. It will include games and giveaways. This is the fifth year for the event. Typically, between 300 and 350 veterans, military personnel and their family members attend the luncheon and fair, said real estate agent Kay Kite, who organizes the event. The De Soto VFW, Amvets, Elks and Knights of Columbus are helping with the event. Kite said De Soto businesses and residents are encouraged to decorate for the event. Also, they’re encouraged to take in the parade. To enter the parade or to arrange a donation, contact Kite at 314-852-5485.

Chili supper Oct. 19 at De Soto Senior Center

The De Soto Senior Center will hold a chili supper from 4-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19. The center is located at 13227 Veterans Blvd. (Hwy. E). The price for adults will be $6. The charge for children 12 and under will be $3. The proceeds will benefit De Soto Meals on Wheels. The Missouri Boys will provide musical entertainment. For information, call 636-586-8833 or send an email to

Free history fair set at Northwest library

The Jefferson County Genealogical Society and the Northwest Branch of the Jefferson County Library will hold a family history fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at the library, 5680 Hwy. PP, High Ridge. The event is free. Participants can buy lunch in the library cafe. Topics to be discussed include basic genealogy, the Czech Catholic experience in America, finding your German roots, researching probate records and wills and the U.S. Government National Records Center. Several genealogical and historical organizations will be present to respond to questions. The library will offer free access to its online genealogical databases. Door prizes and a $20 Applebee’s gift card will be awarded. For information, call Christine Merseal or Mindy Hudson at 636-677-8186.

Chili Cook-Off held Oct. 20 in Festus

The Hillsboro Lions Club and the Hillsboro Rotary Club are sponsoring a chili cook-off from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at West City Park in Festus. The charge to enter the cook-off is $25 per person. A T-shirt is included in the price. Additional T-shirts will be sold for $20 each. The day will begin with a 1.5-mile bike ride through the park. The charge to participate in the ride is $20 per adult and $10 per child. A T-shirt is included. Proceeds will benefit a variety of organizations, including the Hillsboro Food Pantry and the Boy Scouts. The band Beer Wagon will perform from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. An art walk also is planned. Chili cook-off participants must provide their own cooking source and must start with packaged raw meat. Judging will be according to public opinion. For information or to register, call Donna at 636-797-4040.

De Soto chamber trivia night set for Oct. 20

The De Soto Chamber of Commerce will hold a trivia night at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at the De Soto K. of C. Hall, 13225 Veterans Blvd. (Hwy. E). Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $20 per person and include two free drink passes for soda, wine or beer. A cash bar will be available. Round sponsorships will be offered for $25. Participants are encouraged to bring their own snacks and to decorate their tables. Silent auction items are needed. For information, call Julie at 636586-5591.

Herculaneum Fire to hold preparedness training seminar

The Herculaneum Fire Department will hold a three-day Community Emergency Response Team training seminar at the fire department, 151 Riverview Plaza Drive, in Herculaneum. The 20-hour class will meet from 6-10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, and Sunday, Oct. 28. Students will be trained in basic fire suppression, light search and rescue operations, disaster medical operations, disaster psychology, team organization, disaster preparedness and terrorism. The seminar is open to all residents of Herculaneum and surrounding areas. Participants will receive a certificate of completion. For more information or to register, call 636-475-3080 or 636 475-5476 or send an email to fire-rescue@

Benefit for Charboneau to be held on Oct. 20

A benefit for Julie Charboneau will be held from 4-10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at the De Soto Elks, Clarke Street and Hwy. 21. Proceeds will help pay for Charboneau’s cancer treatment. She is a dental hygienist in John Agers’ office. Admission is free. Food and drinks will be sold. A silent auction, raffle and 50-50 drawing are planned. Music will be provided by Charlie Berry. Donations can be made to First State Community Bank. For information, call 636-931-5017.

Amvets plan mouse races, silent auction

Amvets Post 42 in Herculaneum will hold mouse races and a silent auction on Saturday, Oct. 20. The event will be held from 7-10:30 p.m. at the post, 690 Joachim Ave. A d v a n c e admission is $15 per person or $25 per couple; at the door, admission is $20 per person or $30 per couple. Admission price includes free draft beer, soda and food. Door prizes will be awarded, and the evening will include a spin wheel, 50-50 boards, a silent auction and lottery board chances. For information, call 636-479-4040 or Penny at 636-524-3504.

Community Band salutes veterans

The Jefferson College Community Band will present a “Salute to Our Veterans” concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, in the Fine Arts Theatre on the Hillsboro campus. Admission is free. Directed by Joseph Pappas, the band will perform “The Star Spangled Banner,” “Fanfare and Flourishes,” “National Emblem March,” “Inchon,” “Glenn Miller in Concert,” “To Never Forget,” “American Heroes – A Salute to the Armed Forces” and “Bullets and Bayonets March.” The concert will also feature a memoriam for fallen soldiers during the playing of echo taps. Other activities will include a reception for veterans, active military personnel and their families following the performance and distribution of personal U.S. flags. The concert will also provide attendees with the opportunity to support the Jefferson County Military Families Support Network by donating baby items (diapers, wipes, food), school supplies and nonperishable canned goods (with the exception of peas). A representative of VFW Post 48 of De Soto will have an information table for veterans. The 60-member band includes high school and college students and adults. For more information, call Pappas at 636-481-3372.


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Obituaries/For the Record

Landen M. Barnes, infant, De Soto

Landen M. Barnes was born and died Oct. 5, 2012, in St. Louis. Landen was the son of Kyle and Danielle (Thurmond) Barnes of De Soto. In addition to his parents, Landen is survived by his twin, Trevor Austin Barnes; another brother, Loguen Barnes; two grandmothers: Tammy Thurmond of De Soto and Cathi Barnes of Crystal City; a grandfather, Mike Wallenbrock of Crystal City; three great-grandparents: Loretta Thurmond of De Soto and Mike and Eileen Barnes of Festus; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by a grandfather, Oliver Thurmond; and an uncle, Robert Thurmond. Graveside services were held Oct. 12 at Peaceful Ridge Cemetery in De Soto, officiated by the Rev. Mike Rose. Memorials may be made to the family. Arrangements were under the direction of Mahn Funeral Home in De Soto.

Franklin Woodrow Furlan Jr., 55, Pevely Franklin Woodrow Furlan Jr., 55, of Pevely died Oct. 11, 2012, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Crystal City. Mr. Furlan was a dump truck driver and mechanic. He worked as a DJ and sound man for local events. Born Jan. 14, 1957, in St. Louis, he was the son of the late Evelyn (Miller) and Franklin W. Furlan Sr. He is survived by a stepson, Chris (Peggy Burgan) Wegman of Pevely; and several friends and loved ones. Memorial services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20 at Jefferson Barracks Park Amphitheatre in St. Louis County. Arrangements are under the direction of Vinyard Funeral Home in Festus.

Birth announcements Alba Marie Wolk

Richard Joseph Johnson Jr.

Shane and Deanne Wolk of Festus announce the birth of their daughter, Alba Marie Wolk, at 3:31 p.m. on July 10, 2012, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Crystal City. She weighed 8 pounds, 14 ounces. Grandparents are Denise Wehner of Festus, David and Melinda Wolk of Ste. Genevieve and the late Leonard Wehner. Great-grandparents are Clara Spraul, Wilma Wolk and John and Carolyn Schott, all of Ste. Genevieve.

Richard and Tiffany Johnson of Festus announce the birth of their son, Richard Joseph Johnson Jr., at 9:34 a.m. on July 19, 2012, at Mercy Hospital in St. Louis County. He weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces. Richard was welcomed home by siblings Isaiah, 5 and Aaliyah, 2. Grandparents are Scott and Donna Murray of Festus and Shawn and Cecilia Williams of Festus. Great-grandparents are Sandy McCloud of Festus, Diana and Dick Williams of Park Hills and Ronnie and Nikki Johnson of Festus.

Joseph Dwayne Brandle Joe Brandle and Nichole Brower of High Ridge announce the birth of their son, Joseph Dwayne Brandle, at 4:44 p.m. on July 29, 2012, at St. Clare Health Center in Fenton. He weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces. Joseph was welcomed home by his brothers, Marke and Johnny. Grandparents are Ralph Brandle of Florida, Mark Brower of Hillsboro, Kathi Brandle of De Soto and Cheryl Brower of Irondale.

Hayden Joseph Munzert

William Michael Farris Michael and Sarah Farris of Arnold announce the birth of their son, William Michael Farris, at 12:23 a.m. on Aug. 2, 2012, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Chesterfield. He weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces. Grandparents are Pamela and Michael Dorn of Barnhart and Bill and Patricia Farris of Bunker Hill, Ill.

Alaina Marie Perry

John “Bobby” Munzert III and Jill Vuichard of Hillsboro announce the birth of their son, Hayden Joseph Munzert, at 3:33 p.m. on July 10, 2012, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Crystal City. He weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces. Hayden was welcomed home by his siblings, Heather, John, Lucas, Jacob and Steven. Grandparents are Joe and Donna Vuichard of De Soto and John “Bob” Munzert II of Afton.

Vincent Perry and Dana Pendergrass of Festus announce the birth of their daughter, Alaina Marie Perry, at 1:24 p.m. on July 30, 2012, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Crystal City. She weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce. Alaina was welcomed home by her siblings, Noah, 4 and Hailey, 3. Grandparents are Laurie and Charlie West of Ft. Knox, Ky., Doug and Starla Pendergrass of Hillsboro and Bob and Cathy Schatz of Bradenton, Fla.

Hailey Levana Scherrer

Braylon William Jakoubek

Joseph and Jessica Scherrer of Festus announce the birth of their daughter, Hailey Levana Scherrer, at 7:24 p.m. on July 28, 2012, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Crystal City. She weighed 5 pounds, 12 ounces. Grandparents are Jessie and Beverly Scherrer of Festus and Jamie and Barb Thebeau of Richwoods.

Justin and Brittany Jakoubek of De Soto announce the birth of their son, Braylon William Jakoubek, at 1:59 a.m. on July 18, 2012, at St. Anthony’s Medical Center in St. Louis County. He weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces. Grandparents are Kevin and Susan Sargent of De Soto and Joe and Debbie Jakoubek of De Soto.

Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012

James A. Waldrop, 70, formerly of Arnold

James A. Waldrop, 70, of St. Louis, formerly of Arnold, died Oct. 8, 2012, in St. Louis. Mr. Waldrop was a teacher and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He served on the Arnold City Council, and was instrumental in passing the first handicap parking ordinance in the city of Arnold and establishing the Flamm City Boat Dock. He produced, designed and edited the 1977 book “Historic Arnold,” for the city’s centennial in 1976. He was an active volunteer with the Multiple Sclerosis Society and participated in its annual fundraising walk. Born June 27, 1942, in St. Louis, he was the son of the late Emmit and Mary Waldrop. He is survived by his wife, Debbie Waldrop; two sons: Brian Waldrop and Christopher Waldrop, both of Arnold; a granddaughter, Hannah Chiodini of Arnold; and two brothers: Fred Waldrop of Festus and Doyle Franks of St. Louis. Funeral services were held Oct. 12 at the Church of Resurrection. Burial was in the National Cemetery at Jefferson Barracks. Memorials may be made to Feed My People. Arrangements were under the direction of Kutis Funeral Home in St. Louis County.

Jeffery Lee Hartwig, 46, Dittmer

Jeffery Lee Hartwig, 46, of Dittmer died Oct. 7, 2012, at his home. Mr. Hartwig was a member of the Cedar Hill Elks Lodge. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marines and a member of Cedar Hill VFW Post 5331. Born Jan. 12, 1966, in St. Louis, he was the son of the late Kenneth and Donna (Young) Hartwig. He is survived by his wife, Lorraine (Harris) Hartwig of Cedar Hill; five children: Ashley (Mike) Gaynor of Cedar Hill, Kenneth Hartwig of Dittmer, Kandice Slesarenko of St. Charles, Sarah Wilson of House Springs and Benjamin Wilson of Cedar Hill; four grandchildren: Hannah, Destiny, Lucas and Evan; and five siblings: Kathy Davis, Toye Gillman of Imperial, Tina Copeland of Robertsville, LaDonna Miller of Pacific and Connie Kittrell of Pacific. He was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Wilson; and a brother-in-law, Robert Copeland. Funeral services were held Oct. 10 at Chapel Hill Mortuary in Cedar Hill. Arrangements were under the direction of Chapel Hill Mortuary.

Marriages The Jefferson County Recorder of Deeds issued marriage licenses to the following people recently: Jason Aaron Korn, 31, De Soto, and Candy Jo Weber, 40, De Soto. William Thomas Tisher, Jr., 27, Pevely, and Erin Lynne Laupp, 36, Pevely. Ethan Daniel McKay, 20, Cedar Hill, and Amanda Jo Scheetz, 21, Cedar Hill. Shaun Michael Francis Schamel, 26, High Ridge, and Alisha Lashell Spence, 23, High Ridge. Michael David Scheetz, 54, Arnold, and Laurie Ann Kuntz, 49, Arnold. Glennon Thomas Wallach, 46, Cedar Hill, and Amy Dawn Dehen, 42, Fenton. Brian Eric Eberhardt, 26, Cedar Hill, and Nichole Lynn Cooksey, 19, Fenton. Gary Bernard Kuelker, 63, High Ridge, and Barbara Ruth Ulrich, 55, Cape Girardeau. Travis Dean Partney, 31, Imperial, and Sarah Marie Burton, 31, Imperial. Chad Allen Eden, 32, Arnold, and Laura Elizabeth Brown, 31, Arnol.d.

James Michael Casteel, 37, House Springs, and Lori Elizabeth Sieve, 38, House Springs. Joseph Christopher Francis, 26, Hillsboro, and Molly Kathleen Weddington, 23, Hillsboro. Mitchell Lawrence Rabb, 27, Hillsboro, and Tegan Ariel Wilbank, 21, St. Louis. Alexander Quain, 30, Imperial, and Candace Rae Winters, 29, Imperial. William Joseph Dobbs, 33, Pevely, and Andrea Michelle Cook, 27, Pevely. Christopher Thomas Speidel, 38, De Soto, and Dawn Tersa Mason, 47, De Soto. Douglas Keith Olson, 50, High Ridge, and Dawn Marie Brewer, 41, High Ridge. Michael Todd Hinson, 25, Imperial, and Stephanie Leann Vandiver, 26, Imperial. Richard Charles Siebert, 24, Fenton, and Felicia Marie Damico, 22, Fenton. Aaron Frank Kraus, 32, Fenton, and Lindsey Amanda Rauscher, 26, Fenton. Kevin Andrew Sullivan, 50, De Soto, and Kelly Maria Bone, 46, De Soto. Roy Stephen Ulrich II, 39, High Ridge, and Tammy Jean Meyer, 39, High Ridge.

Divorces The following dissolution of marriage cases were filed recently with the Jefferson County Circuit Clerk: The towns below were listed in the divorce filings. Michael C. Jacezko, Arnold, v. Amy A. Jacezko, Arnold. Dawn Kelly, Fenton, v. Daniel P. Kelly, Fenton. Rodgena Dawn Thiemann, High Ridge, v. Patrick Allen Thiemann, House Springs. Gary S. Worsham, Valles Mines, v. Shelley J. Worsham. Deana Kay Engelbach, Festus, v. Gary B. Rieper, St. Louis. Emily Elizabeth Larson, Imperial, v. Michael Edward Larson, Heber Springs, Ark. Connie Alberta Perry, De Soto, v. Larry Otto Perry, Cadet.

Alissa M. Simpson, Arnold, v. Donald Lee Simpson, Arnold. Heather Lee Mahue, De Soto, v. Kevin Wayne Mahue, De Soto. William Cody Pigg, Belleville, Ill., v. Melissa Pigg, Arnold. Gregory Michael Wood, Barnhart, v. Deborah Marie Wood, Barnhart. Jennifer Suits, Arnold, v. Robert L. Allen. Danielle Marie Hicks, Festus, v. Lowell Dirk Hicks, Festus. Ray Lawson, Imperial, v. Sue Lawson, Imperial. Lacey Donnae Young, De Soto, v. Jacob Morton Young, De Soto. Carly L. Baker, High Ridge, v. Jesse A. Baker, Houston, Texas. Brandi L. Balin, Arnold, v. Anthony L. Balin, Arnold.


Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012

Dorothy A. Bland, 86, Festus

Dorothy A. (Cook) Bland, 86, of Festus died Oct. 13, 2012, at Missouri Baptist Hospital in St. Louis County. Mrs. Bland was a cook for the Festus School District and Bolle’s Nursing Home. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Festus. Born Jan. 19, 1926, in Festus, she was the daughter of the late Allen and Mildred Amanda (Gill) Cook. She is survived by her husband of 68 years, Spencer E. Bland of Festus; three daughters: Beatrice (Mark) Campbell of Florissant, Earline (the late Henry) Stewart of Kirkwood and Cassandra “Sandy” (the late James) Blanks of Crystal City; three brothers: Roland (Pat) Cook of Seattle, Wash., Earl (Rhonda) Cook of Festus and Stacy Cook of Festus; three sisters: Joanne Bond of St. Louis, Carol (the late Ira) Dixon of Detroit, Mich., and Brenda Cook of St. Louis; nine grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and 21 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by four brothers: Charles Cook, Robert Cook, Myron Cook and Terry Cook. Visitation is scheduled from 4-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, at Mahn Twin City Chapel in Festus. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at First United Methodist Church in Festus, officiated by the Rev. Gary Grey. Burial is in the Peaceful Ridge Mausoleum in De Soto. Memorials may be made to the Food Pantry at First United Methodist Church of Festus, 113 Grand, Festus, 63028. Arrangements were under the direction of Mahn Twin City Chapel.

George Edwin Greenlee, 61, De Soto

George Edwin Greenlee, 61, of De Soto died Oct. 10, 2012, at his home. Mr. Greenlee was an assembler at the De Soto Shoe Factory. Born June 15, 1951, in De Soto, he was the son of the late Edwin C. and Bertha Mae (De Clue) Greenlee. He was preceded in death by his former wife, Lillian Brown. He is survived by six children: Tammy (Jim) Smith of Brazil, Ind.; Loretta (Tom Rowland) Bollinger of Danville, Ill.; Melissa (Donald) Johnson of Minneapolis, Minn.; Rebecca (David) Hicks of De Soto; George D. (Sara) Greenlee of De Soto; and Phillip R. (Jessica) Greenlee of St. Louis; five siblings: Janet (Jim) Boyer of De Soto, Floyd Greenlee of De Soto, Lawrence “Larry” (Louise) Greenlee of De Soto, James (Cathy) Greenlee of De Soto and Bernice (Jerry) Staffelbach of Festus; 22 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. he was preceded in death by two children: John Greenlee and an infant. Funeral services were held Oct. 12 at Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home in De Soto, officiated by Deacon Ed Boyer. Burial was in the Calvary Cemetery in De Soto. Arrangements were under the direction of Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home.

Paul G. Smith, 61, Pevely

Paul G. Smith, 61, of Pevely died Oct. 14, 2012, in St. Louis. Mr. Smith was a mechanic for Ford and a member of District 9 Local 777. He was a member of Knights of Columbus Council 1230 in Festus and Elks Lodge 1721 in Crystal City. Born Dec. 19, 1950, in St. Louis, he was the son of George Smith of Kirkwood and the late Rosemary Smith. In addition to his father, he is survived by his long time companion, Gail Lambert of Crystal City; two sons: Brian (Rebecca) Smith of Columbia and Andrew (Marie) Smith of Pensacola, Fla.; five grandchildren: Tabitha, Jacob, Jenna, Mackenzie and Connor; and one sister, Janice (Daryl) Boulware of Kimberling City. Visitation is scheduled from 4-8 p.m. today (Oct. 18) at Kutis South County Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 19, at Kutis South County Chapel, officiated by the Rev. Gary Grey. Burial is in the Parklawn Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Kutis Funeral Home in St. Louis County.

Happy Birthday Mom

Janet White

October 23rd

In loving memory of

Pearl “Vicki” Herrmann 7/23/22 ~ 10/23/10

If Roses Grow In Heaven

If Roses grow in Heaven, Lord, please pick a bunch for me, place them in my Mother’s arms and tell her they’re from me. Tell her, I love her and I miss her, and when she turns to smile, place a kiss upon her cheek and hold her for awhile. Remembering her is easy, I do it every day, but there’s an ache within my heart that will never go away. I love and miss you so much Mom! Happy Birthday in Heaven. Love, Jenn & Jes

When the one you love becomes a memory that memory becomes a treasure! Our treasure box is full of love, laughter, smiles, sometimes tears. You have left a mark and we all miss you and love you, our guardian angel. Victoria, Ann, Lloyd, Barbara, Martin and all the grandkids.

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Darrell ‘D.W.’ Mercer, 64, Bowling Green

Darrell Wayne “D.W.” Mercer, 64, of Bowling Green, died Oct. 5, 2012, at Country View Nursing Facility in Bowling Green. Mr. Mercer worked as a sales representative/accounts manager for Marcone, an appliance parts company in St. Louis, before retiring in 2006. He was an active member of the Church of the Nazarene and a Vietnam-era veteran of the U.S. Navy. He had a poetry book published called “Dreams.” Born May 30, 1948, in Ogden, Utah, he was the son of Luther (Margie) Mercer of Bloomsdale and the late Audrey Whitworth Mercer. In addition to his father and stepmother, he is survived by his wife of seven years, Delores Mercer of Bowling Green; two sons: Shaun (Deanna) Mercer of Imperial and Kyle (fiancee Deidre Carrell) Mercer of Florissant; a daughter, Kimberly Mercer of High Ridge; three stepchildren: Melissa (Thorin) Schmidt of Frankford and Kelly (Bill) Rhoades and Mindy Cunningham, both of Bowling Green; 10 grandchildren: Austin, Logan, A.J., Kaylen, Loren, Marisa, Bella, Aidan, Delaney and Cash; a brother, Ronald (Sherri) Mercer of Arnold; a sister, Linda (Bill) Oberfeld of Affton; a stepbrother, Frank (Sharon) Umbdenstock of Festus; and a stepsister, Mary Beth (Kenneth) Groom of Cabool. Funeral services were held Oct. 14 at the Church of the Nazarene in Bowling Green, officiated by the Rev. Robert Warren and Rev. Cole Branstetter. Burial was in the Green Lawn Cemetery in Bowling Green. Memorials may be made to the family. Arrangements were by Mudd-Veach Funeral Home in Bowling Green.

Dennis Michael Gabris, 56, High Ridge

Dennis Michael Gabris, 56, of High Ridge died Oct. 8, 2012, at St. Clare Health Center in Fenton. Mr. Gabris was born April 16, 1956, in St. Louis, the son of the late John G. and Helen B. (Nichols) Gabris. He is survived by his sister and caregiver, Joan (Glenn) Crader of High Ridge; and three siblings: Charlotte (Dane) Caritoni of Cedar Hill, Karen (Randy) Bushmann of Pacific and Harry (Suzie) Null of Imperial. He was preceded in death by a sister, Janice (the late Stanley) Shaver. Funeral services were held Oct. 12 at Chapel Hill Mortuary in Cedar Hill. Burial was in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center, 1465 S. Grand Blvd., St. Louis, 63104-1095. Arrangements were under the direction of Chapel Hill Mortuary.

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Susie O. Stern, 91, De Soto

Susie O. Stern, 91, of De Soto died Oct. 12, 2012, in French Village. Mrs. Stern was a punch press operator for Wagner Electric. Born March 22, 1921, in Statesboro, Ga., she was the daughter of the late Polly Duree Brown and Daniel Webster Sr. She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin Louis Stern. She is survived by four children: Nancy Woodruff of French Village, Kathy Bull of O’Fallon, Linda Powell of French Village and Michael (Angela) Stern of Holt’s Summit; a sister, Lillie Lewis of Macon Ga.; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and one great-greatgrandchild. She was preceded in death by a son, Joseph Melvin Stern; two sons-in-law: Bill Bull and John “Capt. Duck” Powell; and five siblings: Bertha Dietz, Bertie Mae Owen, Daniel W. Brown Jr., Art D. Brown and the Rev. Rawden Brown. Funeral services were held Oct. 16 at Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home in De Soto, officiated by the Rev. Waverly Weaver. Burial was in Laurel Hill Memorial Gardens in St. Louis. Arrangements were by Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home.

Nancy L. Kinnison, 69, formerly of De Soto

Nancy Kinnison, 69, of San Antonio, Texas, formerly of De Soto, died Oct. 13, 2012, in San Antonio. Ms. Kinnison was a former Southwestern Bell fleet operations manager, one of the first women to hold the manager title. She was a former member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church and a current member of St. Mark’s Catholic Church in San Antonio. Born Nov. 11, 1942, in St. Louis, she was the daughter of the late John and Sylvia Parker. She is survived by a son, John (Christina) Kinnison of San Antonio; a brother, Tom (Virginia) Parker of College Station, Texas; an aunt, Angelia Shepard of Georgia; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews; and her beloved “grand-puppies” Dixie and Tucker. Memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27, at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in De Soto. Memorials may be made to St. Rose of Lima Church.

Carolyn Rose Zipp, 77, Imperial

Carolyn Rose Zipp, 77, of Imperial died Oct. 11, 2012, in St. Louis. Mrs. Zipp was a homemaker. Born Aug. 14, 1935, in Terre Haute, Ind., she was the daughter of the late William Francis and Dicie Eldeanna (Thompson) Kelly. She is survived by her husband, Francis J. Zipp of Imperial; four sons: Terry Zipp of St. Louis, Tim Zipp of Belleville, Ill., Toby Zipp of Imperial and Tommy Zipp of Imperial; two daughters: Tina Watson of High Ridge and Tammy Blair of Oakville; and three brothers: James Kelly of Indiana, Thomas Kelly of Florissant and Richard Price of Illinois. Funeral Mass is scheduled for 10 a.m. today (Oct. 18) at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Arnold. Burial is in the Immaculate Conception Church Cemetery. Arrangements are by Heiligtag-Lang-Fendler Funeral Home in Arnold.

Richard E. Boyer, 51, Imperial

Richard E. Boyer, 51, of Imperial died Oct. 11, 2012, in St. Louis. Mr. Boyer was a carpenter. Born Oct. 18, 1960, in St. Louis, he was the son of the late Joseph and Wilma (Parker) Boyer. He is survived by his wife, Natalie (Potter) Boyer; a son, Richard (Lori) Boyer of Imperial; a daughter, Robin (Mike) Otten of Imperial; and seven grandchildren: Seth, Sean, Elli, Wesley, Michael, Matthew and Ashley. Funeral services were held Oct. 15 at Kutis Funeral Home in St. Louis County. Burial was private. Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association. Arrangements were under the direction of Kutis Funeral Home.

The family of Travis Heath would like to thank everyone who brought food, sent donations, flowers, cards and comforted us in our time of grief. Many thanks, The Heath Family

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David N. Kostecki June 26, 1948 ~ October 13, 2011

Dad, One year ago lung cancer took you away and now you are free from all of the....and even though I cannot see you here on earth alive, I know you are always by my side.

The family of

Pearl “Bud” Aylesworth

would like to extend their appreciation to all of the people who have reached out to us during this difficult time. All your heartfelt thoughts and prayers have been a source of comfort in dealing with our loss of our mom. They have also been a reminder that hers was a life worth celebrating.

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Gary E. Richardson Sr., 69, Barnhart

Gary E. Richardson Sr., 69, of Barnhart died Oct. 5, 2012. Mr. Richardson was a tool and die maker and a member of Parkton Assembly of God Church in Barnhart. Born Aug. 10, 1943, in Burlington, Iowa, he was the son of the late M.E. and Ruth Richardson. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Eileen “Cookie” Richardson of Barnhart; three children: Cherriee (Keith) Sebastian of Rogersville, Michelle (Scott) Kretchemer of Granger, Ind., and Gary (Amy) Richardson of Barnhart; seven grandchildren: Caren (Nick) Meche; Nick, Alex and Dylan Kretchemer; and Phoebe, Chloe and Heidi Richardson; two great-grandchildren: Raylie and Kole Meche; three sisters: Donna Cauthorn, Debbie (Terry) Huff and Dee (Larry) McClelland; and two brothers: Gene (Sandy) Richardson Sr. and Jerry Richardson. He was preceded in death a brother, Dean K. Richardson. Memorial services were held Oct. 2 at Parkton Assembly of God in Barnhart. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association. Arrangements were under the direction of Coplin Funeral Home in Farmington

Anne C. Parrish, 69, formerly of Pevely

Anne Carole (Harbaugh) Parrish, 69, of O’Fallon, formerly of Pevely, died Oct. 10, 2012, at St. Anthony’s de Greeff Hospice House in St. Louis County. Mrs. Parrish was a special education teacher. She was a member of the Red Hat Society and the Missouri Botanical Gardens and was a library supporter. Born Sept. 29, 1943, in Miami, Fla., she was the daughter of the late John and Virginia (Hill) Harbaugh. She was preceded in death by her husband, William P. Parrish Sr. She is survived by two sons: William “Will” (Stephanie) Parrish II of O’Fallon and John H. (Amber) Parrish of Orlando, Fla.; two brothers: John Harbaugh of South Carolina and Barry (Karen) Harbaugh of Atlanta, Ga.; a sister, Peggy (Jerry) Lemanski of Los Angeles, Calif.; and five grandchildren: Buffy, Benjammin, William, Jacob and Lucy. Memorial services were held Oct. 14 at Mahn Twin City Chapel in Festus, officiated by the Rev. Jim Owens. Memorials may be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 1500 Rosecrans Ave., Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266. Arrangements were under the direction of Mahn Twin City Chapel.

Sheila Evaughn Jamirson, 63, Pevely

Sheila Evaughn Jamirson, 63, of Pevely, died Oct. 5, 2012, at her home. Mrs. Jamirson was a member of Radiant Life Pentecostal Church in Festus. Born March 22, 1949, in Desloge, she was the daughter of the late Mildred (Turner) and Medford Jones. She is survived by her husband, Stephen Jamirson of De Soto; a daughter, Stephanie (Homer) Mooney of Bloomsdale; a son, Jason (Annie) Jamirson of Bloomsdale; two brothers; Melvin “Duke” (Mary) Jones of Salem and Bill (Kathy) Jones of Florida; a sister, Verla (Cliff) Burdette of Maryland; a brother-inlaw, Jesse Pickering; and six grandchildren: Tyler and Zachary Jamirson, Paige and Sumer Mooney and Madyson and Eve Jamirson. She was preceded in death by three brothers: Jim (Patsy) Jones, Howard Jones and Medford “June Bug” (Carolyn) Jones; two sisters: Rosetta Pickering and Wanda (Donald) Hasty; and one grandson, Austin Mooney. Funeral services were held Oct. 11 at Vinyard Funeral Home in Festus, officiated by the Rev. Randy Gray. Burial was in the Parkview Cemetery in Farmington. Arrangements were under the direction of Vinyard Funeral Home. Happy Birthday Momma

Mary (Betty) Castens

To the prettiest and best teacher

Oct. 21, 1937 - Jan. 18, 2008

Always loved, never forgotten. Love, your family.

Paula (Valeck) Neihouse 10-14-57 ~ 10-17-2010 When nights are cold and stars are few, I close my eyes and think of u. A silent hope, a silent tear, a silent wish that you were here. Sadly missed, Anthony, Terry, Children, Grandchildren, Nephews and Nieces

Sherry Lynn “Gibson” Worley

4/17/62 ~ 10/15/09 We miss you sweetheart. Jim Gibson Family and Leonard Worley Family

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Slow cookers make preparing food almost effortless and fun

he weather is getting colder, the days shorter, the leaves are changing colors. It’s that time of year again. No, I’m not talking about fall. I’m referring to the long-awaited slow-cooker season. The time of year when you pull your beloved slow cooker down from the top cabinet, or out of a closet, dust it off and start flipping through recipe books. After all, what’s not to love about the slow cooker? First introduced in the 1970s, it has been making lives easier for decades. The Naxon Utilities Corp. developed the slow cooker in the 1960s. Designed to cook beans, the device was called the Naxon Beanery AllPurpose Cooker. The Rival Co. purchased Naxon in 1970 and began exploring all the slow cooker’s possibilities. The company reintroduced the beanery as the Crock-Pot in 1971 and released an even better version, with a removable crock, in 1974. The Crock-Pot was marketed to women especially, with an emphasis on the idea that women could make dinner while at work. Rival owns the Crock-Pot name to this day. Nowadays, slow cookers have automatic controls and come in a variety of sizes and models, and can even be purchased with your favorite football team’s logo on it. There are everything from digital and portable slow cookers to Crock-Pot’s Lunch Crock Warmer, a lunch box and warmer in one. Yes, the slow cooker has come a long way, and its advantages are obvious – it makes cooking and clean-up easier, and it’s portable and good for large groups. But there are also many tips and tricks, as well as many other uses, for slow cookers. See the tips and recipes on this page and the following page to get some ideas on how you can get the most use and best results from your slow cooker.

Tips &Tricks

■ Because of its nature, slow cookers make for easy cleanups, but, for those who don’t have a dishwasher or prefer even less of a mess, there is hope. Slow-cooker liners, which you place inside the crock before the ingredients, make for virtually no cleanup. ■ Like with most cooking, spraying a bit of nonstick cooking spray on the inside of the crock before using it will prevent food from sticking to the sides and burning. ■ Make sure to always fill the crock at least halfway to keep the food from burning. But don’t fill the crock more than two-thirds of the way to avoid undercooked food. ■ Unless the recipe tells you to do so, do not lift the lid until the food is done, or it may not be finished within the time stated in the recipe.

TRIPLE DELICIOUS HOT CHOCOLATE 1/3 cup sugar 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 3 cups milk, divided 3/4 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup heavy cream 1 square bittersweet chocolate, 1 ounce 1 square white chocolate, 1 ounce 3/4 cup whipped cream 6 teaspoons mini chocolate chips or shaved bittersweet chocolate Combine sugar, cocoa, salt and 1/2 cup milk in medium bowl.

Beat until smooth. Transfer to slow cooker. Add remaining 2 1/2 cups milk and vanilla and stir in. Cover and cook on low for two hours. Add cream. Cover and cook on low for 10 minutes. Stir in bittersweet and white chocolates until melted. Pour hot chocolate into six coffee cups. Top each serving with 2 tablespoons whipped cream and 1 teaspoon chocolate chips. Makes 6 servings. -- Rival Crock-Pot BestLoved Slow Cooker Recipes cookbook

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■ Save money. Use cheaper cuts of meat since slow cooking naturally makes meat very tender. ■ If sauce or gravy is too thin, removing the lid the last 30 minutes and turning up the heat may help thicken the liquid. Adding potato flakes may also help thicken the sauce. ■ Vegetables usually cook slower than meats, so place them under meats in the slow cooker, unless the recipe states otherwise. ■ Boil dry beans, or soak them in water overnight, before placing them in the slow cooker. Or use canned, previously cooked, beans instead. ■ Dry herbs and spices can lose their flavor if simmered for very long. Adding them during the last two hours can help maintain the flavor. Fresh herbs and spices can be added from the start because they hold their flavor better while simmering.


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15 ounces low-fat ricotta cheese 1 1/2 cups low-fat cottage cheese 6 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese 3/4 teaspoon dried oregano, divided 1 jar marinara sauce (24- to 28-ounce jar, about 3 cups) 7 or 8 traditional lasagna noodles, uncooked 2/3 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Nonstick cooking spray 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 3/4 teaspoon baking powder 2 teaspoons ground vanilla (or vanilla extract) 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into pieces 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped 1 cup sugar 3 large eggs, lightly beaten 1 cup (6 ounces) bittersweet chocolate chips

In a medium bowl, combine ricotta, cottage cheese, 2 tablespoons water, 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese and 1/2 teaspoon oregano. Mix thoroughly. Place the marinara sauce in a medium bowl or large measuring cup. Add 1/2 cup water (unless the marinara is already fairly thin) to the empty sauce jar or container, give it a swirl and add to the marinara sauce. Spread 1/2 cup of the sauce on the bottom of a 4- to 6-quart slow cooker. Place about one-third of the lasagna noodles over the sauce, breaking the noodles to fit (don’t worry if small spaces are uncovered). Cover the noodles with half of the cheese mixture (about 1 1/2 cups), then top with 1 cup sauce. Repeat. Top with the remaining noodles, cover with the remaining sauce, and sprinkle on the mozzarella, and the remaining oregano and Parmesan. Cook for 3 to 3 1/2 hours on low. Turn off heat and let sit at least 15 minutes before serving. --

Lightly coat a 5-quart slowcooker insert with cooking spray. Line bottom with parchment paper and lightly coat with spray. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa, baking powder, vanilla and salt. Place butter and chocolate in a medium microwave-safe bowl and microwave in 30-second increments, stirring after each, until chocolate is melted. Add sugar and stir to combine. Stir in eggs. Add flour mixture and chocolate chips, and stir just until moistened (do not over mix). Transfer to slow cooker and smooth top. Cover and cook on low for 3 1/2 hours. Uncover and cook 30 minutes. Remove insert from slow cooker and run a knife around edge to loosen brownies. Let cool completely in insert on a wire rack, about two hours. Turn out onto a work surface and cut into 24 pieces. Makes 24 servings. --

Other uses for your slow cooker ■ Make a baked potato in the slow cooker by first, washing it and puncturing it several times with a fork. Wrap the potato in aluminum foil and place in the slow cooker, with the lid on. Pile as many potatoes in the slow cooker as can fit. Cook on low for 10 hours or high for 6 hours. ■ Need some soap? Make it in your slow cooker. Place an ovensafe dish with glycerin blocks in it into the crock. Cover and cook on high for an hour, or until the glycerin is melted. Using oven mitts, pour the liquid into molds, adding fragrance or color, and stir. Let the soap cool at least an hour before removing it from the mold. ■ Make your kids something to play with, and save money, by making modeling dough in the slow cooker. All you need is 2 cups flour, 1 cup cornstarch, 1 cup salt, 1/4 cup cream of tartar, 2 cups hot water and 2 teaspoons oil. Place dry

ingredients in the slow cooker and stir to combine. Mix in water and oil. Cover and cook on low, stirring every 30 minutes until it forms a ball. Remove it from the slow cooker, let it cool and knead the ball. Add cornstarch if it’s sticky, water if it’s dry. Add food coloring and knead the dough. Store in an airtight container. ■ Want smoked meat? Use your slow cooker. Soak wood chips in water for 30 minutes, then drain the water. Place the wood chips on a large piece of parchment. Fold over the edges of the paper to enclose the wood chips in a packet that fits inside your slow cooker, and place it in the crock. Cut tiny holes in the top of the parchment paper to let smoky steam escape. Rub the meat with a spice rub and place it in the slow cooker (on top of the parchment). Cover with water (or your preferred liquid). Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours. The meat is done when it’s cooked through.

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EASY CORN CHOWDER 2 cans chicken broth (14-ounce cans) 1 bag frozen whole kernel corn (16-ounce bag), thawed 3 small red potatoes, peeled and cut into half-inch pieces 1 red bell pepper, diced 1 medium onion, diced 1 rib celery, sliced 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander 1/2 cup heavy cream 8 slices bacon, crisp-cooked and crumbled Place broth, corn, potatoes,


bell pepper, onion, celery, salt, black pepper and coriander in slow cooker. Cover and cook on low seven to eight hours. Partially mash soup mixture with potato masher to thicken. Stir in cream, and cook on high, uncovered, until hot. Adjust seasonings, if desired. To serve, sprinkle on bacon. Makes 6 servings. Tip: Defrost meat and vegetables before cooking them in the slow cooker. -- Rival Crock-Pot Best-Loved Slow Cooker Recipes cookbook



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The Inside Track Gordon Bess

Softball programs are gaining altitude, and not just the state-bound Tigers


all it renewal, revitalization or a flat-out renaissance, something is up in Jefferson County prep softball. And I do mean Up. Festus leads the parade, of course, by achieving its first-ever final four appearance. The Tigers will go after a Class 3 state championship starting at 1 p.m. Friday in a semifinal against Grain Valley, the District 14 champion. But this goes well beyond one team. Going into the district tournaments that began Oct. 3, the 11 teams in the See SOFTBALL, Page 53

Leader Athlete of the Week Andrew Sawdy Crystal City football S a w d y, a 5 - 11 , 1 5 2 - p o u n d sophomore receiver and defensive back, caught 11 passes for 116 yards and scored the decisive touchdown in Crystal City’s 14-7 Homecoming game victory over St. Pius on Friday. His 39-yard touchdown catch, on a pass from Peyton Pollock, was a thing of beauty as he broke numerous tackles on his way to the end zone. He also had 19 tackles as a defender the week before in the Hornets’ loss to Herculaneum. Check out the Athlete of the Week every Sunday after 6 p.m. at our website,

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Tigers’ next stop: Springfield semifinal By Gordon Bess For the Leader


ome softball teams can pitch. Some can play defense. And some can muster up timely hitting. Championship teams do all three consistently. It remains to be seen whether the Festus Tigers are state-championship caliber. But they had all three vital ingredients in Saturday’s Class 3 quarterfinal contest and earned a 9-4 victory over host Kennedy. The victory punches the Tigers’ ticket for the final four this weekend in Springfield, where head coach Jeff Montgomery’s squad will get to test its championship mettle. “I’m just real happy for our program, our school and our kids,” Montgomery said in the visitors’ dugout after the game. “I’m very fortunate to have such a strong group of kids this year – just real excited about it.” The Tigers advanced to Saturday’s game with a businesslike 8-3 victory at home over District 1 champion Park Hills Central in a sectional game on Oct. 10. Tiffany Link stroked a three-run double in the sixth inning to widen the Festus lead to 8-1 and pitcher Mollie Carter struck out 10, including three in the last inning, as the Tigers led the whole way. On Saturday, Festus went up 1-0 in the first inning on Lauren Todd’s RBI single, driving in Breanna Peters. But the Tigers fell behind 2-1 in the bottom half of the frame with an uncharacteristic throwing error that was more costly than usual because Kennedy’s diamond has an enormous swath of foul territory down both base lines. The Tigers drew even at 2-2 in the third with Todd again coming through, smacking a line drive off Celt pitcher Amanda Cabrera to chase home Cheyenne Pratt, who had doubled. It stayed that way until the fifth, when Todd doubled to left field to drive in Pratt and Peters. Link hit a bloop two-run single later in the inning and Carol Floyd capped the rally with a sacrifice fly for an RBI that left the Tigers in command at 7-2. Kennedy got two of those runs back in the fifth, but it could have been a bigger rally had Peters not tracked down a long fly ball in right field for the first out. Then the Tigers tacked on two more insurance runs in the sixth on an error and Carter’s RBI base hit. Kennedy’s best hitters were lined up in the bottom of the seventh and the first of them, Kathleen Miller, drew a leadoff walk. But Carter struck out her opposite number, Cabrera. Then Taylor Miller hit a sharp grounder up the middle and Tiger shortstop Sarah Weidner snagged it, stepped on second and fired to Link at first base for a game-ending and state-

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Festus shortstop Sarah Weidner, left, and third baseman Carol Floyd celebrate the Tigers’ win over Park Hills Central in their Class 3 sectional contest.

qualifying double play. “I couldn’t ask for a better defense,” Carter said. “Sarah making that double play was probably the best play of the whole game. “My pitches were working, (but) I didn’t perform like I would like to,” she added. “But my defense came through for me. That’s all I needed.” Montgomery noted the key defensive

plays as well. “We p l ay ed great defense when we had to,” he said. “Breanna Peters makes that play in right field when she gets turned around, and she catches the ball. Our defense in the outfield has been great all year. C h e y e n n e P r a t t We strung hits tos n a g s a p o p u p gether. in the win over “ We h a d a Kennedy. rough first inning, things looked a little bleak. But this group has been battle-tested all year, so I knew we were OK. This group of kids doesn’t get too worked up when we’re losing. I liked their chances once Mollie got settled in.” The Tiger mentor also underscored how well his team approached the game, staying loose but focused before and during the contest. “It’s just confidence. I’ve done this long enough to know you can’t pressure kids. It’s the worst thing you can do. We try to keep things as normal as possible. That’s not anything new; I didn’t invent that. I think that’s a smart philosophy. “They were ready to go this morning. We hit before we came up here. We were just very focused and very loose and ready to play.” Festus will make its first-ever trip to the semifinals. The team’s 26 victories (against two losses) is a school record, three better than the old mark. Two more wins will give the Tigers a state championship. It all starts with a semifinal against Grain Valley (24-6) Friday at 1 p.m. Montgomery will have his club ready. “We’ve got to get rested and work on some things and get sharp,” he said. “I want the kids to enjoy it. We’re going to go down there and play hard and try to have fun too.”

Ashley Davis slides safely into second ahead of the throw to Park Hills Central shortstop Georgia Richardson.



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Black Cats stun Valle to win JCC championship

Prep Football District Standings Through Week Eight (Oct. 12 games) Place-Team Record Points Class 1 District 1 1 Portageville 7-0 54.81 2 Valle 6-2 50.47 3 Thayer 5-3 43.88 4 St. Vincent 5-3 42.73 5 Hayti 3-5 33.68 6 Chaffee 3-5 32.14 7 Crystal City 2-6 29.42 8 Cabool 0-8 23.16 Class 2 District 1 1 Caruthersville 6-1 2 Charleston 6-2 3 Malden 6-2 4 Scott City 4-4 5 Jefferson 3-4 6 Grandview 3-5 7 St. Pius 2-6 8 East Prairie 0-8

45.98 41.15 40.89 31.5 30.55 24.6 22.16 14.41

Class 2 District 2 1 Maplewood 7-1 2 Brentwood 7-1

54.97 44.33

3 Carnahan 4 Lutheran North 5 Herculaneum 6 Trans. & Law 7 Principia 8 Cleveland NJROTC

4-3 3-5 6-2 3-4 2-5 1-6

43.53 39.37 38.44 36.22 24.69 22.87

Class 4 District 1 1 Sikeston 8-0 2 Hillsboro 6-2 3 North County 5-3 4 Festus 5-3 5 Cape Girardeau Central 2-6 6 Farmington 2-6 7 Perryville 3-5 8 De Soto 2-6

48.26 39.61 34.36 34.14 31.85 25.64 22.57 21.18

Class 4 District 2 1 Miller Career 8-0 2 St. Mary’s 6-2 3 Vashon 4-4 4 Lutheran South 3-5 5 Roosevelt 1-7 6 Affton 1-7 7 Windsor 0-8

45.91 36.25 27.83 26.06 22.38 15.68 12.62

Two-minute drill Hillsboro 49, Lutheran South 19 Nick Baumgartner continued his strong season with three touchdown runs to lead the Hawks to a nonconference home victory. Hillsboro’s other scores came on runs by Chris Walsh and Zach Hart and a touchdown pass from QB Justin Horn to Brennan Martin. The Hawks held the Lancers scoreless in the first half and blew the game open with three TDs in the final quarter. “It was a pretty well-contested game for a half,” Hillsboro head coach Brian Robbins said. “We blocked a field goal just before halftime, and made some adjustments at halftime, got it to 49-7 and then put our younger guys in.” Robbins said Baumgartner “played well on both sides of the ball,” as did Jacob Kelam, who had the field-goal block and had a 70-yard punt return for a TD called back on a penalty. The Hawks suffered a big loss, however, with linebacker-tight end Andrew Reed tearing ligaments in a knee. “He’s done for the year, but he’s not done playing football,” Robbins said of his team’s leading tackler. “He’ll play in college.” Replacing him at inside linebacker are the trio of

Zach Warren, David Carter and Derek Mohart in yet another test of the Hawks’ depth. “It’s been an ordeal. We’ve had our share of adversity,” Robbins said of his squad’s injury troubles this fall. “But we’ll rally around our kids.” The Hawks (6-2) will close out the regular season at home Friday against St. Charles. The Pirates are 3-5. Ste. Genevieve 45, De Soto 7 In this battle of green-clad Dragons, the visitors from De Soto were no match for a talented Ste. Genevieve squad, which won its seventh game handily while De Soto sank to 2-6. De Soto’s lone touchdown came on an Austin Hayes run. On one of De Soto’s few big offensive plays of the night, Hayes hit Hunter Carey with a 40-yard pass, but Carey fumbled at the end of the play and the host team turned that turnover into a scoring drive. Ste. Genevieve led 35-0 at halftime to put the game out of reach. “We didn’t do much to stop them and we didn’t

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game fell short, however, when the Cats pounced on a bad snap, snuffing out the Warriors’ two-point conversion attempt. Herculaneum then sealed the victory when it recovered Valle’s onside kick and ran out the clock. Cook cited a pivotal third-quarter interception by Cats senior Nathan Holland as a key defensive play in his team’s second-half comeback. Herculaneum quarterback Jake LaBrayere completed only one of eight passes on the night, but that one completion was crucial. His fourth-quarter 16-yard toss to Sean Hudson on third down kept the Cats’ drive alive and led to Johnson’s sixth TD romp. Cook pointed to his club’s increasingly productive offense as a major factor in the Cats winning streak. “Our offense has really stepped up,” he said. “We have gone back to a huddle and we’re (lining up) under center, and the kids have responded. You don’t see a lot of teams putting up 40 points on Valle.” In fact, the Cats’ 41 points were the most scored on the Warriors defense this season. Of course, Johnson accounts for a huge chunk of the Herculaneum offense. “He’s definitely as good a football player and running back as you will find,” Cook said. “He’s got to be in the top 10 in small schools.” The coach also emphasized the importance of his players’ dedication to conditioning and strength training. “The weight room is what builds champi-

onships,” he said. “I believe that has helped keep us healthy.” Although the thrilling victory gave the Cats the JCC crown, it didn’t improve their district ranking. Dustin Johnson With the playoffs just around the corner, Herculaneum remains seeded fifth in Class 2 District 2. “I’m not happy with the way that’s shaking out but we have to play the hand we’re dealt,” he said. The seeds are determined by a point system that was designed to take into account the quality of a team’s opponents. Maplewood (7-1) occupies the top spot in the eight-team district. Cook said he won’t find out until Sunday afternoon (Oct. 21) who the Black Cats will meet in the first round of the playoffs. Based on the current seeding, the Black Cats might face Lutheran North (3-5) from the Metro League Conference. On Friday, Herculaneum will wrap up its regular season at home against Perryville (3-5). “They’re bigger up front and they have a couple of good skills kids,” Cook said. “They will be a handful.” The Pirates are coming off a 20-12 victory over winless Windsor.

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owered by six touchdowns from star running back Dustin Johnson, Herculaneum edged Valle in a wild 41-39 shootout Friday, clinching first place in the Jefferson County Conference with a 6-0 record. “We’re as proud as we can be,” said Dave Cook, Herculaneum’s head coach. “It’s exciting. This is the first conference championship we have won outright since 2001. That’s a big deal for us. It’s taken a long time to get a conference title back on our wall.” Riding a wave of momentum, the Black Cats (6-2) have reeled off six straight wins, all against JCC opponents, after losing their first two games of the season. Johnson, a junior who has rushed for 25 touchdowns and 1,650 yards, strafed Valle’s defense with long runs of 66, 55 and 45 yards. He piled up 302 yards on 28 carries. “He had a good night,” Cook said, adding that the offensive line turned in a strong performance. “We did a nice job

up front.” Valle (6-2), the two-time defending state Class 1 champions, jumped out to a 14-0 lead in the second quarter and appeared to be in command on its home field as Herculaneum faced a 21-7 deficit at in- Nathan Holland termission. But the Black Cats shifted their game into high gear in the third quarter. “The kids came out and played a gutsy second half,” Cook said. “We had a couple of big hits.” Herculaneum rallied behind Johnson’s three third-quarter touchdowns, and as the final period began the Cats were clinging to 28-27 lead. After Johnson scored with about three minutes left to play in the game, the Warriors responded when Tyler Fallert rushed for his fourth touchdown of the night with only a minute left on the clock. Valle’s desperate bid to tie the


By Phil Gaitens For the Leader

Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012


Jefferson County Leader


Highlight-reel touchdown gives Hornets a ‘real’ win By Gordon Bess For the Leader


rystal City had more than the usual motivation to win its Homecoming football game against St. Pius Friday. And the Hornets earned that victory by getting a lot more than usual on the biggest offensive play of their season. With the Hornets trailing 7-6 halfway through the fourth quarter, Crystal City got the ball at midfield and picked up one first down to start a drive. On third down, quarterback Peyton Pollock lobbed a pass in the left flat to Andrew Sawdy. The sophomore wideout gathered in the ball at the St. Pius 30 and then transformed into a Sherman tank, shedding tacklers from all sides as he rammed his way into the end zone for a 12-7 Hornet lead. Then Pollock pulled off a play that was almost as good, rolling right on the two-point conversion try. He looked to pass but Sawdy, his favorite receiver, had slipped and fallen. So the Hornet QB just kept on running and eluded defenders just enough to crack the goal line by the right pylon. Crystal City had a 14-7 lead and the Hornets made it stand for their first “real” win of 2012. The Hornets notched a forfeit win over Lift for Life from a rain-delayed game Sept. 8 that the Eagles couldn’t make. But at 1-6, the Hornets were running out of time to earn a win on the field. With St. Pius as their Homecoming opponent in their final regular-season home game, the opportunity was there. “We knew it would be close,” Crystal City head coach Ken Weik said. “We’re a lot like each other. They play a lot of young kids, we play a lot of young kids. We’ve struggled on offense, they’ve struggled on offense. We know each other pretty well. “I can’t say enough about our kids just hanging in there. When (St. Pius) scored, our kids could have gotten their heads down and they didn’t.” After a scoreless first half that was a showcase of offensive futility for both squads, Crystal City needed only seven plays to get on the board at 8:40 of the third quarter with a three-yard touchdown

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Crystal City’s Andrew Sawdy high-steps through one of many tackle attempts on his way to the winning touchdown in the Hornets’ Homecoming game victory. Providing an escort are teammates Joe Ross, left, and Justin Morris.

run by Justin Morris. The senior receiverrunning back helped set up the score by catching a 43-yard pass from Pollock down to the Lancer 12-yard line. Before the quarter was over, however, the Lancers responded with their first good drive of the game, resulting in a three-yard TD run off tackle by Chris Filer. Brendan Withrow, the sophomore kicker who is developing into a real weapon, booted the point-after through the uprights to put the Lancers on top 7-6. But the Lancers, plagued by turnovers all season, fumbled at midfield to give the Hornets the ball at the start of what became the winning scoring drive. The Lancers still had chances to score late in the game and had the ball at Crystal City’s 31 with two minutes left, but the second of two interceptions thrown by St. Pius freshman quarterback Mickey

Karoly torpedoed the Lancers’ hopes. “It’s been like that the last three weeks,” Lancer head coach Jerry Woods said, noting that his team has yielded only 14 points in each of its last three games. “We won three weeks ago, last week it’s a 14-9 (loss) and we were in it right to the end. Chris Filer Tonight it’s 7-6, then it’s 14-7 and we were right there. We had our chances to try to score and take this thing to overtime. You can only ask to be right there in a close ballgame and give us a chance to win.”

St. Vincent 56, Grandview 26 The Eagles’ recent woes continued at Perryville as the Indians ran over, around and through Grandview’s defense. The Eagles had some offense to show for their efforts, but it was way too little to make a difference. Eagle head coach Mike Genge had a blunt assessment of the night. “Our defense played bad,” he said. “(St. Vincent) pretty much scored at will. We were down 36 at halftime (42-6). It was their Homecoming and they played like it was Homecoming. And we didn’t play disciplined football.” Eagle receiver T.J. Churchwell had a productive game, hauling in two TD passes of 38 and 51 yards from quarterback Curtis Kellar. Churchwell finished with six catches for 114 yards. He had another 60-yard catch wiped out by a holding penalty. Kellar went 18-for-31 passing for 223 yards and one interception. “We didn’t run the ball very well,” Genge said, noting his team’s mere 75 yards rushing. One bright spot was the return to play of running back Christian Murphy, who missed two games

with an injury. “Getting him back was a good help for us,” Genge said. “We’re just not playing solid football,” Genge said. “On defense, we’re not playing aggressively.” The Eagles, who were 3-2 earlier this season, are now 3-5 as they prepare to host Crystal City on Friday. “It’s a big game, a chance for us to move up in our district,” Genge said. “We need to get back on the winning track and we’d like to win at home. (All three Eagle victories were on the road.) “Home field has been kind of a curse for us.”

Crystal City pulled out the stops to mark Homecoming, with a pre-game helicopter landing, a fireworks show and a new scoreboard on display. And the Hornets generated just enough fireworks on offense, especially on Sawdy’s memorable catch-and-run, to secure a big win. “That was pretty impressive,” Weik said of Sawdy’s touchdown. “He was all over the place. Andrew is just that guy for us. “We talk about him like he’s a seasoned veteran and he’s a sophomore. He got on the field a little bit last year, but this is the kid’s first year of varsity ball. He just plays hard all the time and gives us everything he’s got, like you saw on that play there.” Woods also noted how big that final touchdown was. “Those were huge missed tackles because we were winning the ballgame right there,” he said. “It’s execution. It’s hard out there and you can’t execute 100 percent of the time, but we need 80 or 90 percent if we’re going to be victorious, especially in a close game. A missed play, a couple missed tackles, then that’s the ballgame.” The first half gave neither head coach much to be encouraged about, especially with the evening being extended for all the Homecoming pomp. Adding to Crystal City’s frustration was the Hornets’ failure to score from the St. Pius six-yard line in the final minute before the half. But Weik’s team came through when it had to in the second half. “We talked about Homecoming and all the things that go with it,” Weik said. “I like Homecoming. I don’t look forward to it every year but I don’t let it bother me. The kids are the same way. They enjoy the festivities and they should, they’re in high school. But it does wear on you. We were cramping up tonight. Being 0-0 at halftime scared me because we were worn out. But I was proud as heck of them, they were plugging away and doing well.” The Hornets will take their 2-6 record to Grandview (3-5) for the regular-season finale on Friday while St. Pius, also 2-6, will host Valle (6-2).

Two-minute drill Continued from Page 50 do much on offense,” De Soto head coach Bob Thompson said. “They were far more athletic than us. We had a tough time getting anything going between the tackles. There was no question we were overmatched athletically.” Still missing two key injured players, Nick Moore and Conor Bothell, Thompson had to go to his bench more than he would like. “We saw some good things from some younger players,” he said. “That was good to see. The effort is still there. It’s just a matter of teaching fundamentals and getting kids caught up who lack experience. “It’s a hard stretch, but it’s part of what you have to go through sometimes in high school football.” On Friday, Thompson’s Dragons will visit Potosi (3-5), which is coming off a 41-7 loss to North County. “We match up a lot better with them,” Thompson said of the Trojans. “I’m excited about it. It’s a chance to see how our young kids continue to develop. The season is winding down but we’re going to keep working.”

St. Charles West 28, Festus 14 The Tigers lost more than the game at St. Charles as several players sustained injuries. The worst befell senior Cory Uding, a mainstay on both sides of the ball, who broke his left leg early in the contest. “It happened right in front of me,” head coach Russ Schmidt said of Uding’s compound fracture. “I’ve been around football for a long time and I’ve never seen anything like it. Cory

looked up at me and said, ‘Coach, my season’s over, isn’t it?’ ” Two other Tigers, Corey Carr and Jordan Wilkes, suffered back injuries and were taken to a hospital, where their injuries were found not to be serious. Both accounted for the two Festus touchdowns, with Carr scoring on a two-yard plunge in the first quarter and Wilkes dashing 77 yards to pay dirt early in the third quarter. That tied the game at 14 but the Warriors responded with two TDs in that same quarter. The fourth period was scoreless. Wilkes finished with 127 yards on four carries. The Warriors rolled up more than 400 yards of offense in raising their record to 5-3, the same as Festus. It didn’t help that the Tigers gave up a fumble and an interception to the turnover-free Warriors. “Our kids competed well given the circumstances,” Schmidt said. “Against a good football team, you can’t turn over the ball at all. When it was 14-14 we knew we could play. But

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Jefferson County Leader


Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012

Vikings tie up loose ends with overtime victory By Gordon Bess For the Leader


or Jefferson College head coach Ricardo Garza, Friday’s 2-1 overtime victory at home against Lewis & Clark Community College was more than just a win. It also exorcized a couple of negatives that had bedeviled his club in an otherwise successful season so far. For starters, getting the ‘W’ in extra time was a first for the Vikings this fall. They opened the regular season playing South Suburban College to a 1-1 overtime draw. Then they lost 3-2 in overtime to Illinois Central back on Sept. 14. Garza was starting to wonder when the ball would bounce the Vikings’ way in OT. He can now check that off his list. Forward Pete Grindel planted a penalty kick with 3:14 left in extra time to seal Jefferson’s 10th win of the season and send the Trailblazers back to Godfrey, Ill., with their first loss in their last five contests. “The other thing is, we’ve missed three PKs throughout the season,” Garza said. “So it was also good that Pete (scored). He works so hard (but) sometimes things don’t go his way. And Lance (Kohler), who earned the PK, a pivotal, hard-working forward, he created it. “So we won in overtime, with the guy who works hard earning it and with the other guy who deserves a goal cleaning it up. A perfect scenario. And the 10th win of the season is always good – you always want to be in double digits.” The Trailblazers, an NJCAA Division II squad that came in with a 9-6-1 record, got Jefferson’s attention with a goal by freshman forward Jeff Cameron less

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Lance Kohler of Jefferson College, left, challenges Lewis & Clark’s Nicholas Spiess for midfield ball control in the Vikings’ win Friday.

than 10 minutes into the game. Eighteen minutes later, Grindel took a pass directly in front of the Lewis & Clark goal and caught Trailblazer goalkeeper Nick Waite out of position, allowing Grindel to tap in a dribbler and tie the score. It stayed 1-1 to halftime even though

Jefferson outshot the visitors 11-2. Both teams locked down their defenses in the second half, with Waite making several athletic saves. That left it to Kohler to press on the goal in the overtime period and he drew the foul that set up Grindel’s winning PK.

Garza had reason to be happy with the Vikings’ play at both ends of the field. The defense limited the Trailblazers to only a few shots after their initial goal. “And that’s using five different defenders,” Garza Pete Grindel fires said. Viking goalin a penalty kick for keeper Josh Richthe winning goal. ter made the saves he needed to as well. “Josh has struggled from a back injury,” Garza said. “He really played through that. He came up big for us.” On offense, Jefferson had numerous near-misses that might have left some coaches frustrated even in victory, but not Garza. “That’s why it’s good to get a win, because (the players) will forget about all that stuff,” Garza said. “I won’t, but the thing is, at the beginning of the year we weren’t creating enough, and now we’re creating a lot. “I’m ecstatic. I’m very happy with how we’re playing because I know how important this is going into the postseason.” The postseason starts with the NJCAA Region 16 tournament. The Vikings, who finished the regular season at 11-5-1, earned the No. 1 seed with a 5-1 regional record. They will host the tournament and enjoy a first-round bye, putting them in the semifinals scheduled for Oct. 23. Jefferson last won a regional title in 2008.

Tigers, Black Cats dominate JCC cross country meet


n both the boys and girls varsity races, Festus dominated the field at Saturday’s Jefferson County Conference cross country meet, with Herculaneum not far behind. All seven Tiger harriers in both races earned all-conference honors, led by boys JCC Runner of the Year Christian Hunter. The senior covered the fivekilometer course at Engler Park in Farmington in 16:42, eight seconds ahead of runner-up Drake Smelser of Herculaneum. Michael Karls, Max Manasala, Tyler Gillam, Dakota Hunter and Dustin Price ran 3-4-6-7-8 as the Tigers easily won the boys team title with 19 points. Festus was almost as overpower- Christian ing on the girls side, Hunter

as Kaitlyn Elbl led a 2-3-4-5-7-10-11 parade that included Claire Darnell, Carolyn White, Crystal Beffa, Jamie Kempfer, Carmen Christopher and Lizzie Ohlemeier. The Tigers’ 21 points was enough to hold off the Black Cat girls, who were led by senior Kaitlyn Fischer’s winning run in 18:12. Fischer came in 1:24 ahead of Elbl to take the girls JCC Runner of the Year honors. Herky boys winning all-conference recognition besides Smelser were Tristian Mock and T.J. Jenkins. Brittany Bishop, Sam Jarvis, Kaylin Manes and Mary Moloney all made the girls all-conference list for the Black Cats. The only other school with more than one all-conference runner was Hillsboro, with freshman Aaron Dugan breaking up the Festus-Herky monopoly in fifth place and Billy Froelich coming in 12th. Hannah Bopp made all-conference with her 14th-place showing in the girls race. Jefferson County Conference Meet Engler Park, Farmington, Oct. 13 Boys: 1. Christian Hunter, Festus, 16:41.84; 2. Drake Smelser, Herculaneum, 16:50.44; 3. Michael Karls, Festus, 16:53.65; 4. Max Manansala, Festus, 16:59.79; 5. Aaron Dugan,

Hillsboro, 16:59.24; 6 . Ty l e r G i l l a m , Festus, 17:03.68; 7 . D a k o t a H u n t e r, Festus, 17:06.29; 8. Dustin Price, Festus, 17:10.59; 9. Tristian Mock, Herculaneum, 17:23.06; 10. TJ Jenkins, Herculaneum, 17:43.12; 11. Hunter Darnell, Festus, 17:49.37; 12. Billy Froelich, Hillsboro, Kaitlyn Fischer 17:54.9; 13. Dalton R o l l a n d , W i n d s o r, 18:04.19; 14. Jonathon Mienhardt, St. Vincent, 18:19.15; 15. Daniel Hendricks, De Soto, 18:25.06; 16. Josh Ferguson, Herculaneum, 18.30.44; 17. Levi Krauss, St. Vincent, 18:34.98; 18. Cody Townsend, Windsor, 18:46.96; 19. Adam Maxwell, Herculaneum, 19:08.98; 20. Alex Lipe, St. Vincent, 19:10.93; 21. Nick Cook, Herculaneum, 19:11.92; 22. Austin Horn, Hillsboro, 19:12.79; 23. Austin Jackson, Hillsboro, 19:34.67; 24. Devin Cortinas, Windsor, 19:38.47; 25. William Warren, Jefferson, 20:01.36; 26. Chris Repka, St. Pius, 20:02.38; 27. Ben Haefner, Windsor, 20:02.97; 28. Dylan King, De Soto, 20:15.26; 29. Austin Haas, Herculaneum, 20:24.25; 30. Joseph Richmeyer, St. Pius, 20:33.84; 31. Noah Harnacke, St. Pius, 20:34.03; 32. Ryan French, De Soto, 20:38.95; 33. Zack Hoff, De Soto, 20:50.16; 34. Brandon Reifsteck, Windsor, 20:58.47; 35. Brendan Davidson, De Soto, 21:03.33; 36. Alex Miget, St.

Vincent, 21:08.22; 37. Sean Fitzgerald, Windsor, 21:10.97; 28. Tyler Prater, Jefferson, 21:18.35; 39. Jacob Edwards, De Soto, 21:43.16; 40. Sam Henderson, Jefferson, 21:53.55; 41. Ryan Garrett, Windsor, 22:18.21. Team scores: 1. Festus 19; 2. Herculaneum 47; 3. Windsor 83; 4. De Soto 98. Girls: 1. Kaitlyn Fischer, Herculaneum, 18:11.80; 2. Kaitlin Elbl, Festus, 19:35.84; 3. Claire Darnell, Festus, 20:44.5; 4. Carolyn White, Festus, 20:50.89; 5. Crystal Beffa, Festus, 20:57.78; 6. Brittany Bishop, Herculaneum, 21:03.41; 7. Jamie Kempfer, Festus, 21:05.1; 8. Sam Jarvis, Herculaneum, 21:26.24; 9. Kaylin Manes, Herculaneum, 21:37.95; 10. Carmen Christopher, Festus, 21:42.52; 11. Lizzie Ohlemeier, Festus, 21:58.87; 12. Mary Moloney, Herculaneum, 22:11.04; 13. Virginia Rice, Crystal City, 22:19.2; 14. Hannah Bopp, Hillsboro, 22:43.59; 15. Meghan Karoly, St. Pius, 23:14.74; 16. Brooke Gardner, De Soto, 23:38.26; 17. Krista Richardson, De Soto, 23:38.98; 18. Haley Davis, Hillsboro, 23:42.08; 19. Jen Farris, Windsor, 24:08.44; 20. Sarah Cook, Herculaneum, 24:11.44; 21. Ashley Gremaud, St. Vincent, 24:18.79; 22. Celeste New, Windsor, 24:36.59; 23. Jennifer Womble, Crystal City, 24:44.56; 24. Lacie Brayton, Windsor, 24:51.11; 25. Bailey Stilwell, Herculaneum, 24:58.75; 26. Megan Thomas, De Soto, 25:01.16; 27. Natalie Welsh, St. Pius, 25:06.95; 28. Aimee Marshall, De Soto, 26:35.06; 29. Iris Holzer, St. Pius, 26:56.62; 30. Hailey Hogevedt, De Soto, 29:26.45; 31. Grace Fraser, Jefferson, 30:20.98. Team scores: 1. Festus 21; 2. Herculaneum 36; 3. De Soto 81.

Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012


Jefferson County Leader


Bronchos give St. Pius a five-goal kick in the shins By Gordon Bess For the Leader


fter winning 12 of their first 15 games and toting a five-game winning streak, the St. Pius boys soccer team was primed for a challenge last week. The Lancers got one, all right, when Bayless paid a visit on Oct. 10 and gave the home club more than it bargained for. More as in five goals in a 5-2 Bronchos victory. “It was brutal,” Lancer head coach Dan Bokern said. “We couldn’t stop them. It was like they punched us, in a knockout, and we were on our heels the whole first half. (In the second half) we had better chances and could have gotten goals, but getting down three was tough. “It exposed a lot and hopefully we’ll learn from it.” Bayless got a quick 1-0 lead on a shot that grazed the left post and barely leaked past Lancer keeper Garrett McDowell. The Bronchos kept the pressure on and made it 2-0 midway through the first half.

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St. Pius midfielder Ben Ruzicka, left, beats Adis Sahbaz of Bayless to the ball.

Soon after that, St. Pius sophomore midfielder Luke Bandy cut the advantage in half with a strong shot from the left wing that found the net from 20 yards out. But the visitors banged in two more goals from close range before the half and the

Lancers were staring up at a 4-1 deficit. Bandy got his second goal of the afternoon off a deflection in front in the second half. Bayless got it right back, however, for a 5-2 lead that the Bronchos held the rest of the way, although Bandy had a near-miss just above the crossbar late in the game. The five goals were the most Bokern’s squad has allowed in a game this year (previous high: two) and going back further than that. “It might be (the most) in a number of seasons,” Bokern said. “I can’t think back to when we had five goals against us.” Two came from Bronchos senior midfielder Fazlo Alihodzic, currently No. 1 in the St. Louis area in points with 81 (29 goals and 23 assists). “(He’s) the best player we’ve played against – a very good player, dangerous with or without the ball,” Bokern added. “That last goal was just amazing; two guys couldn’t even stop him. For him it was a beautiful goal; for us it was the last nail.” Bayless also had another “dangerous

weapon,” as Bokern decribed him, in Admir Mesanovic, a master of the long throw-in. “That guy could throw it in to the middle of the goal. We couldn’t clear it without giving them another throwin. They must have had 20 (of those). I thought the guy’s arms were going to be sore.” The Lancer attack, meanwhile, has been stuck in a two-goal rut for the last three games. “In all those games we had many chances,” Bokern said. “To get two (goals) after so many chances was almost like a letdown, it’s like what is going on? We had done OK defensively, but we weren’t scoring.” The loss dropped St. Pius to 12-4 on the season while Bayless improved to 117. The Bronchos could loom in the Class 1 playoffs if St. Pius and Bayless both repeat as district champions. St. Pius will host the Class 1 District 1 tournament starting Oct. 27 and has five games left before then – four of them on the road. Victories at Perryville and Festus (Oct. 17-18) would give the Lancers the Jefferson County Conference championship at 5-0.

the upswing. Of those 11 county teams, seven had winning records: Festus at 26-2, St. Pius 17-4-1 (best-ever for the Lancers), Seckman 16-5, Windsor 15-8, De Soto 15-11, Northwest 15-12 and Jefferson 12-10. Hillsboro, after losing eight of nine starters from a year ago, was right at .500 at 12-12. Fox was a very respectable 12-14 against a rugged schedule and got the huge district win over Oakville in one of the biggest upsets of the season. Even the other two schools with losing records, Crystal City and Herculaneum, each garnered six victories despite lean rosters. The Hornets resurrected their varsity squad after shutting it down in 2011 and had only one senior, Marissa Hutton, who was their top pitcher and hitter. Herculaneum’s only pitcher, Katie Brown, suffered an ankle injury early in the season and for a while coach Matt Bunch had to keep the team going with duct tape and a prayer or two. Some good young talent will keep most of the county teams competitive and then some next year, although pitching will be an obvious question mark at Festus, Northwest and Jefferson. No matter what, the games and the rivalries will be as entertaining as ever. As Seckman head coach Steve Bonastia frequently points out, softball is a crazy sport in which anything can happen and anybody can beat anybody in a short seven-week season. I can’t wait for the next one.

passed a comprehensive exam and met other requirements, including on-the-job experience. Moreno, by the way, is not stopping there; he plans to start working soon on requirements for the Certified Master Athletic Administrator.

Softball: Three out of a possible four district titles shows the sport is on the rise here Continued from Page 49

county (all except Grandview, which doesn’t field a softball team) were bunched into four districts: Crystal City, Herculaneum and Jefferson in Class 2 District 10; De Soto, Festus, St. Pius and Windsor in Class 3 District 2; Hillsboro in Class 4 District 1 and Fox, Northwest and Seckman in Class 4 District 2. That meant at best the county could produce four district champions. We got three, for a batting average of .750. Not bad for an area that often is overshadowed by St. Louis and St. Charles County schools, and sometimes schools to the south, in nearly every sport. And all three district winners had a different story behind their success, along with one big thing in common. Jefferson captured the first district crown in school history – in any sport – with a remarkably dominant 12-2 win over a Metro (St. Louis) team that had won 14 games. The Blue Jays were the top seed and played like it. Then they showed they belonged in the postseason party with a tough 4-2 loss to South Callaway in the sectional playoffs. Festus had to fight off a determined bunch of De Soto Dragons 8-5 in the semifinals and then came from behind in the final inning to beat St. Pius 6-5 for the Class 3 District 2 crown. The district was truly up for grabs as any of the top five seeds could have captured it. The big surprise was Northwest winning in Class 4 District 2. The thirdseeded Lions stunned Seckman in the semifinals, 13-4, and outlasted another upstart team, Fox, to win the final 4-3 in 13 innings. Fox upset No. 1 Oakville 7-6 in the other semifinal. The three district champs won behind strong pitching: Sierra Brown for Jefferson, Mollie Carter for Festus and

Alicia Pingleton for Northwest. All three are seniors and pitched with that senioryear, this-is-my-last-chance mentality. I think a dominant pitcher makes even more of a difference in softball than it does in baseball. It’s for that reason I would pick Carter as the MVP of the county this fall, with Pingleton second. Through their sectional win over Park Hills Central, Carter had 20 wins in 22 starts and rang up 185 strikeouts in 145.2 innings. Fittingly, she closed out both the district championship and the Oct. 10 sectional contest (an 8-3 win over Park Hills Central) by fanning the last batter. Watching Carter pitch is an adventure. She has a tendency toward wildness at times, not enough to get in real trouble but often putting her behind 3-0 in the count with a ball that sails over the batter’s head or skitters on the ground. She counteracts that with an ability to make great pitches when she has to, changing locations, putting a rise on the ball or throwing a well-timed changeup. Carter has matured significantly since I first saw her pitch two years ago, when an opponent’s rally could upset her focus and concentration. That doesn’t happen anymore. She fell behind early against both De Soto and St. Pius in the district tournament and locked it in after that, giving up only one run in the last four innings against De Soto and one run in the last six against St. Pius. “This is one of the best feelings I’ve had in a long time – since sophomore year,” she told me moments after the Tigers rallied to beat St. Pius in the district final. “We talked last night – we don’t give up, and we just carried it over here.” It was sweet redemption for a bitter one-run loss in the same game last year to De Soto. But back to my original point. Softball in this county is unquestionably on

Kudos …to Eddie Moreno, athletic director at Hillsboro, and Northwest AD Jeff Taggart. Both recently earned the Certified Athletic Administrator designation from the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association. To earn the certification, Moreno and Taggart completed four courses,

Sports briefs County offers youth instructional basketball

The Jefferson County Parks and Recreation Department will sponsor a youth instructional basketball program at Sacred Heart School in Crystal City. The program, emphasizing instruction, learning and fun, is open to co-ed teams ages 7-9 and 10-12 and will run from Nov. 17 through Jan. 19. The program will include three practices and six games. The registration fee is $70 and includes a full uniform and medal for each player. There will be a mandatory skills evaluation for each player in both age groups from 9-11 a.m. Nov. 17 at Sacred Heart. Register before Nov. 7 by mail or online at the department’s website, Paid referees and volunteer coaches are needed. For more information, go to the website or call 636-797-5334.

Futsal league starting

Jefferson College is hosting a futsal (indoor soccer) league for boys and girls of all ages with games starting Nov. 9 at the college Field House. The season will entail six games played on Friday nights and Saturday mornings. The cost is $300 per team or $30 per player. Deadline to register is Oct. 31. For more information, call Ricardo Garza at 636-481-3397.


Jefferson County Leader


Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012

Technology yields fast, accurate deer harvest updates


he introduction of the telecheck system in Missouri triggered a lot of hand-wringing and hysteria about five years ago. The most common concerns were that cheating would be rampant and small businesses that operated check stations would be forced to close their doors. No doubt a few of those places did see a downturn in their gross receipts that one week each year, but if they closed since the implementation of telecheck, other factors are involved. The state Department of Conservation’s electronic harvest reporting system has proven itself in many ways. As for cheating, now that conservation agents are equipped with smartphones, they can get data reports immediately in the field and spend more time investigating potential violations. Cheating is going to happen, but the new system actually helps enforcement efforts. The instant access to the data is the part of the system that everyone could like. The conservation department website is updated three or four times per hour with harvest totals by county. The site shows a county-by-county map, color-

Outdoor Outlook John J. Winkelman

coded by deer or turkeys checked, and a listing of each county’s total harvest broken down by season. Last week, following the conclusion of the urban portion of the season, Jefferson County was conspicuous on that map as the only place in the state with a harvest total above 500, graduating to a different, darker shade than the rest of the state. Jefferson County’s success rate is boosted primarily by its position as the top harvest county for archery hunters early this season. It is not uncommon for Jefferson to be at or near the top among bow and arrow hunters. Last year’s total of 1,016 was just 10 short of the harvest total in the top county, and the two prior years, Jefferson led the state in archery harvest. Our county has an impressive lead over second place. Early last week, Jef-

Results WINDSOR Girls tennis: At the recent Class 1 District 2 team tournament, the Owls defeated St. Pius 5-2 but lost to North County, the eventual champ, 2-5. Against St. Pius, Owl singles winners were No. 1 Katie Leutzinger over Grace Elbl (6-2, 6-4), No. 2 Kayla Dye over Mary Smreker (6-2, 6-2), No. 4 Sierra Dubis over Capri Vita (6-2, 6-0) and No. 6 Hannah Edmundson over Gillian Holzer (6-2, 6-0). Riley Hawkins lost to the Lancers’ Caroline Wilson in the No. 3 match 6-2, 6-2, and Windsor’s No. 5 Alex Dorris lost in three sets to Erica Tomalini, 5-7, 6-4, 6-3. Dye and Dorris teamed in No. 2 doubles to beat Vita and Wilson 6-2, 6-3 while the Nos. 1 and 3 doubles did not play. Singles winners against North County were Pauline Thieule in the No. 1 match, 6-3, 6-1 over Miranda Maeys, and Dorris at No. 6 (6-1, 6-3 over Brittany Naucke). Thieule and Leutzinger lost in the No. 1 doubles match, the only one played, to Maeys and Cheyenne Anderson 6-2, 6-2. In the Class 1 District 2 individual-doubles tournament at Potosi on Oct. 6, two Owl doubles teams earned wins over their counterparts from St. Pius in the first round. Hawkins and Dubis downed Smreker and Rachel Seevers 6-2, 6-3 and Dye and Dorris easily beat Tomalini and Holzer 6-0, 6-1. Hawkins and Dubis then beat Potosi’s Lillian Stringer and Carli Pashia 6-3, 6-3 in the second round, but Dye and Dorris lost to the Trojans’ Alex Coleman and Carli Nixon 6-0, 6-1. Hawkins and Dubis wound up fourth overall after losing to North County’s Maeys and Anderson 6-0, 6-0 in the semifinals and to Coleman and Nixon of Potosi 6-0, 6-1 in the third-place match. Thieule won her first district title in the singles competition, getting a bye in the first round and then topping Wilson of St. Pius, Bryson Starkey of Fredericktown and Buse Beker of North County. Through district play her season record stood at 17-2 and she also won singles titles at the Potosi and Farmington tournaments in addition to her district title. Boys soccer: Both the varsity and JV teams won a pair of games last week over Hillsboro and DuBourg. The Owls traveled to Hillsboro on Oct. 9 and the varsity edged the Hawks 2-1 while the JV earned a 6-0 shutout. In the varsity game, Zach Kreter scored off an assist by Branden Rueweler with 15 minutes left in the first half and Nick Urban booted in the game-winner in the second half, assisted by Erik Bello. Sophomore goalkeeper Alex Trenary made 10 saves in picking up the first varsity win of his career. The JV cruised past the Hawks on three goals by Christian Stelling and tallies by Andy Schaefer, Nick Lammert and Brandon Sears, with keeper Brendon Alaniz

earning his first career win and shutout. Hosting DuBourg on Oct. 10, Kreter pulled off a hat trick with three goals in the first 15 minutes and Matt Brotherton added a goal in the second half for a 4-2 Owl victory in the varsity contest. With his third goal, Kreter moved to No. 1 on Windsor’s all-time scoring list with 12 gamewinning goals. The JV pitched another shutout, 2-0, on goals by Lammert and Stephen Sabo, with Alaniz getting shutout credit in goal. With the dual victories, the varsity improved to 7-8-1 on the season while the JV moved to .500 at 4-4-2.

Two-minute drill Continued from Page 51 the more young people we put in the game, the more mistakes happened. “Our kids are resilient,” he said. “They’re going to bounce back. There’s a lot of pride in that locker room.” Festus returns home to host Cape Girardeau Central (2-6) in the annual battle of the Tigers on Friday to wrap up the regular season. Chaffee 41, Jefferson 39 The Blue Jays traded scores with the visiting Red Devils all night and outscored Chaffee 12-8 in the fourth quarter, but a 21-point second period made the difference for the winning squad. “Their offense clicked pretty well and they did a good job of taking advantage of what we were giving them,” Jefferson head coach Derek Scroggins said. “Our offense did all right, but we had trouble trying to stop them. I didn’t have our defense ready to play to the level that we needed.” Quarterback Austin Graves accounted for four of the Blue Jays’ six touchdowns, three on short runs and one on a 40-yard pass to Luke Dawson. Darrick Brumley, who started the season at QB before Graves seized the job, had a fouryard TD run and Josh McWhorter rambled 50 yards for a score. “That was one of our best runs ever,” Scroggins said of McWhorter’s jaunt. “He looked really good and ran through tacklers.” The senior was coming back from missing several games with an injury and picked up right where he left off in the Blue Jay running attack with 123 yards on 14 carries. Conor Bourisaw matched him with 17 carries for 121 yards as Jefferson piled up 566 yards of total offense, 522 of it on the ground. The Blue Jays, now 3-4, close their regular season on Friday hosting St. Vincent (5-3) with their first Senior Night and will salute nine seniors in pregame ceremonies.

ferson’s 443 total was nearly 100 more than Franklin County’s second-place total of 346. Last year’s top county, Jackson, had reported 262 deer harvested so far. As mentioned earlier, those numbers are updated every 15 or 20 minutes at mdc. and are just a few mouse clicks away for anyone who wants to see how many deer have been taken in their favorite hunting areas. The results from the recent urban season, which includes the northern third of Jefferson County, also provide some interesting data for die-hard number crunchers. The urban zones consist of all or parts of 12 counties open for hunters using modern firearms to take antlerless deer Oct. 5-8. Statewide, the harvest total jumped dramatically from 570 in 2011 to 1,108 this year. The main reason for the significant increase was the usual – the weather. Last year, the season included temperatures in the 80s; this year, a few of those morning hunts started with frost on the ground. The weather matters a little to the deer, but hunters like the morning chill. In Jefferson County, the percentage increase was even greater, with the total harvest for the urban season leaping from 41 last year to 105 in 2012. The interesting portion of the stat line is that four of those deer were antlered bucks. Statewide, only 10 of the 1,108 deer taken during the antlerless-only season had antlers and 40 percent of those were in Jefferson County. Conservation agent Jeff Breuer said a variety of scenarios could lead to those mis-

takes, and it is up to the agent’s discretion if the violation deserves a warning or citation. “It could be hunters not positively identifying their target, taking shots they shouldn’t,” Breuer said. “It could be buck fever or an antler that was just barely legal. Some people don’t know the regulations well enough, and others just think they are not going to get caught. They don’t realize we do spot checks.” Southern Jefferson County is included in the antler point restriction area, so hunters have to make sure any deer they take (except for hunters under age 15 during the youth season) has at least four points on one side. “You have to make sure,” he said. “You always have to look closely, even during archery season.” Breuer added that he was not surprised by Jefferson County’s big lead in the archery harvest total. “I would say those numbers are appropriate for the number of hunters we have, the deer herd here and the hours that hunters spend,” he said. “We have some deer hot spots and in those smaller plots, archery is a good option. I’m seeing deer everywhere.” John J. Winkelman is communications supervisor at Jefferson Regional Medical Center and associate editor with Outdoor Guide Magazine. If you have questions, comments or ideas for the Leader’s Outdoor News page, send an email to or you can follow him on Twitter at @johnjwink99.


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522 Bunker HIll - $135,000 1014 Providence - $129,900 Excellent location, open floor plan, backyard backs to trees, main Gated lake community. Builders home. Level lot. Open floor plan, woodburning floor master and laundry room. Bonus room upstairs. Move-in ready! fireplace. Vaulted ceiling. Open kitchen with breakfast bar & pantry. Master suite.


1962 McKinley Range, Festus - 10000 Middleton Way, Hillsboro - 4BD/3BA, 3BR/2BA, fenced corner lot. Only $154,900. fireplace, screened deck, level lot. $179,900.


616 Rock Creek, Festus - 3BR/2BA/ 2-car garage Condo. Backs to woods. Only $119,900.

1711 Jeffrey Stuart Dr., Hillsboro - 3BR/2BA, fireplace and more on 2.4 acres. Only $189,900.

Eunice Burgio • (636) 933-7007 501 Brothers Avenue, Festus

For more listings go to GRANDVIEW SCHOOL DISTRICT


9953 VENITA LANE, HILLSBORO • $279,900 MINI FARM - HORSE PROPERTY! Spacious 2750 sq. ft. farmhouse w/4 fireplaces, many updates, guest house, 6 level acres, mostly pasture & 90 yr. old oak barn.

2640 SUMMIT VIEW, BARNHART • $895,000 This majestic home is located on 31 +/- private acres just 10 minutes to Hwy. 55. Approx. 7500 sf of finished living area including the lower level. 3 car attached garage, carriage house & pool, barn.


12695 BRECKENRIDGE RD., DE SOTO • $72,000 3BD/2BA Modular Home on 3 +/- acres, fireplace. Open floor plan with cathedral ceilings. Suitable for horses. Nice quiet place to live.


9722 RAINTREE VILLAGE • $102,000 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath Townhouse in Raintree Plantation. New garage in 2011. Enjoy all the amenities of Raintree Plantation, no outside maintenance to worry about. Golf course is open and country club is soon to follow.

House Springs

Pool & Clubhouse 100% FINANCING!









4635 ELM, HILLSBORO • $59,900 Newly renovated home located in Hillsboro. Easy access to Hwy 21 and downtown Hillsboro. This home has lots of charm, 3BD/1BA and is move in ready.


522 BAILEY RD., CRYSTAL CITY • $209,900 Great opportunity to purchase an income producing property 3 units fully leased then remodeled.


5975 LANDS & FOREST, HILLSBORO • $189,000 Spacious home on approx. 4 +/- acres, 2 car attached garage and 3 car pole barn. Open nice large covered porch to set out and enjoy watching the wildlife.

12236 PETER MOORE LANE, DE SOTO • $379,000 30+/- beautiful acres. 5BD, 3BA, 2 story home with almost 2+/- acre stocked lake, above ground pool. A barn (that can be used for horses). Trails to ride horses or 4 wheelers.

1443 HARNESS RD., FESTUS • $129,900 3BD/3BA, 2-car garage on almost 1 +/- acres. Located in R-7 School District. Large eat-in kitchen, new stove & dishwasher. Main floor laundry, fireplace, finished w/out lower level.

5158 HWY 61-67, ARNOLD • $169,000 Great size building, /-1ac, main floor/2,500 s.f. Would be great for retail. Property is also for lease. New asphalt. Call to view. 2 story half building is leased.




13000 KIMBERLY, DE SOTO • $194,400 3BD/3BA home on 1+/- ac. with lower level for in-law quarters. Nice level yard.


261 MEADOW WOODS RD., HILLSBORO • $126,900 Quaint 3BD/2BA home in very quiet secluded area w/easy access to Hwy 21 and 30. Wildlife is everywhere. Basement is partially finished w/walk-out to the fenced in back yard.


Acres of Wooded Common Ground

973 / MO.


934 / MO.


5046 KYPE VIEW, FESTUS • $324,000 What a gorgeous home!!! A Victorian style hime, 4+/- acres, 3 car oversized attached garage. 3BD/2BA, huge 2 car detached garage.


2025 MEIER RD., FESTUS • $219,000 This is a Must See Home!!! 3BD/2BA ranch home on 5 +/- acres in a quiet subdivision. A drive through pole barn with 2 horse stalls. Partially fenced. 2 car garage.

10114 LAKE RIDGE, HILLSBORO • $245,000 Lakefront home, 2.5 baths, 3 bed, great kitchen, main floor laundry. Great lake location.

HOLLY HILLS AREA 6125 NEWPORT, ST. LOUIS • $64,900 Beautiful story and a half all brick home. Excellent location. Home has 3 bedroom, 1 bath, living room, dining room, remodeled kitchen w/all new stainless steel appliances. New carpet and ceramic fixtures and newer roof, enclosed porch, full walkout basement, central heating & cooling. Priced to sell, well below appraisal.

636-677-9720 | 636-475-9470 EASY FINANCING! All figures based on a Marigold Model, base price with no options. All figures are estimates and may vary. Loan terms are FHA and are subject to lender and FHA underwriting guidelines, not all applicants will qualify.

Main Office: 314-965-3044


Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012 HOMES FOR RENT


DE SOTO country 2bdrm log cabin, basement; De Soto in town 2bdrm, no pets, all electric, 314-799-1269. Pevely area 3bdrm, 2.5bth, 2 story, 2 car garage, family room, den, fireplace, no pets/smoking, credit/background check, $1100mo +dep, 314-795-2601. Grandview school, nice 2-story farm house, 3bdrm, lovely country setting, big yard $650mo +dep 636-944-3361. FESTUS, 2bdrm, ca, newly remodeled, $600mo +dep, 636575-1527. De Soto small 3bdrm, all electric, large fenced yard, off street parking $700mo, 314-401-3849. DE SOTO, 2bdrm townhouse $625mo +dep, no pets, call 573358-4122. De Soto 801 Jefferson St, 2bdrm, $600mo +$500dep, no pets, 314-261-3828. 2bdrm, w/d hookup, Crystal City, $450mo, 636-586-4432. FESTUS, 3bdrm, 1bth, w/basement, no HUD, $775mo +dep 636-464-9701. 2BDRM & 3BDRM, possible Hud, De Soto, Grandview schools 314-892-9428 Near High Ridge and shopping, HUD ok, 3bdrm, 2bth, master bath, large kitchen $850mo 636575-5733. FESTUS, 2bdrm, 2bth R-6; 3bdrm, 2bth, R-7; 636-9317788, 314-302-7788.

Apartment For Rent Arnold - 1-2 bdrm w/appl., a/c, small pet ok. $460-$535 South County - 1-2 bdrm w/ appl., a/c, small pet ok. $395-$545



Bridleton Woods Apartments

De Soto 2bdrm, near schools, HUD, no pets, $475mo +$450dep 636-337-0678.

1 & 2 Bedrooms Available

FESTUS, Main Street, 2bdrm, electric, no pets $400mo +dep 636-789-2277.

1 Bedroom units rent for $450


Rosemont Senior Living Centre You Deserve the Best

2 Bedroom units rent for $565

SPECIAL $520mo +dep! Festus, 2bdrm, remodeled, clean, quiet 636-937-9405.

$100 deposit and $100 application fee. Most units have laundry hookup! Tenant pays for Electric Only!!

3bdrm, 1000sq’ loft, Main Street, Festus. Hardwood floors, 1.5bth, carpeted bedrooms, washer, dryer, $545mo, 314-330-4757.

Call Karen Braswell


Rent is all inclusive Hurry! Just a few rooms left! Call (314) 495-6267 2121 Ridge Dr., Arnold

2bdrm, large, quiet, Festus, drapes, appliances, $575mo +dep, no pets, no HUD 314-5417532.

50+ Come live with the nicest people in Festus, Village West single-bdrm apartments, 9376464.


695B Kohnen, Fenton, 2bdrm, carpet, tile, c/air, appliances, w/d, covered parking. Deca Realty, $525mo, 314-631-3306.

2 bdrm apts. Seniors welcome. HUD accepted.

DE SOTO, nice 1bdrm duplex, refrigerator, stove, carpet, 6mo lease, no pets, references required, 636-933-2163


ARNOLD/IMPERIAL, 2+bdrm, appliances, hookups, w/basement, Windsor, small complex $675mo, 636-464-9944.

Timber Ridge Apartments

Attractive 2bdrm w/appliances, all electric, ca, convenient location, I-55/Vogel, no dogs, $625mo 314-416-4113.

Now Leasing

1 & 4dbrm homes, Hillsboro, no pets, $475/$950 +dep, 636-7983522.

750 sq. ft., 2 bedroom, total electric, modern white kitchen, all appliances including dishwasher.

Pevely, 3bdrm, newly remodeled, $800mo +dep, no pets, Steve, 314-800-3778.

Nice quiet community, swimming pool, onsite laundry facility.

EFFICIENCY 1bdrm w/appliances, central heat/air, all electric, great location, I-55/Vogel, $425mo, 314-416-4113.



De Soto, 1bdrm, 1bth, kitchen appliances, carport, age restricted 55yrs or older $375mo 636586-3522. Hillsboro Schools 2bdrm, w/d hookup, w/s/t included, private street, 314-266-9051. 4 ROOM apartment, stove, refrigerator, water/trash, no pets, $475mo, 636-232-6363. 1bdrm Townhouse, appliances, drapes, available 11/1, $420mo, 636-937-5473. 1bdrm, 2210 N Truman, $375mo +dep, free w/s/t 636-208-5196. Crystal City 3bdrm, $650mo includes w/s/t, upstairs, private, 314-420-3323, 314-852-9178, 636-789-5960. DE SOTO, 2bdrm, all electric, all appliances, washer, dryer, includes w/s/t $615mo +dep, no pets 636-464-9701. Festus/De Soto 2bdrm, total electric, low utilites, no pets, references required, $435mo, 636337-4318. Festus 2bdrm, $550mo +dep, w/d hookup, all appliances, HUD, 314-623-1333.

Pevely 2bdrm, 1bth, w/d hookup, appliances, $550mo + utilities, 314-808-1077. 3bdrm, appliances, w/d hook-up, all electric, no pets, $600mo, De Soto, 636-633-1555.

CONDOMINIUMS FOR RENT 1bdrm, Raintree, Hillsboro, covered, deck, walk-in closet, laundry, 314-602-9771, 573225-0026.

TOWNHOUSE FOR RENT FESTUS, townhouse, very nice, 2bdrm, 1.5bth great location, $575. 573-483-2229. Arnold 2bdrm, 1.5bth, Townhouse, with basement, ca, w/d hookups, appliances, lease, no Hud, $650mo, 314-330-6102. 2bdrm, remodeled and beautiful! New kitchen, private outdoor patio room, w/d hook-up, free trash/ sewer, 10min to Arnold, 10min to Gravois Bluff $595mo +$200dep. $200 off 1st months rent. 314920-8412, 314-341-7363. PLEASANT TOWNHOME, 2bdrm, 1.5bth, new appliances, ca, updated bath, fresh lighting, dishwasher, w/d hookup, all electric, Arnold, near Richardson/Hwy 55, cat friendly $660mo. Call or text Mike at 314-707-5639.

636-797-4682 HOMES FOR SALE

CLEAN 2bdrm, Crystal City, all kitchen appliances, no pets 314420-4167.

IMPERIAL, 1-2bdrm $400-$475; stove, refrigerator, extra storage, no dogs 314-497-1835.

2bdrm, 1.5bth, all electric, no pets, $500mo +$500dep, 636942-2633, 314-630-9043.

PEVELY, 1bdrm, $425mo appliances, extra storage, no dogs 314-497-1835.

I-55/Richardson Road, 4rm townhouse, 2bdrm, electric, appliances, storage $575mo 314620-5068.

Antonia, 2bdrm, remodeled, large living room, eat-in kitchen, dishwasher, w/d hookup, offstreet parking $575mo 636-9429987. IMPERIAL, 2bdrm upstairs apartment, 5507A Hwy 61-67 $400mo +400dep, 636-2745522.

Saint Clair, MO 636-629-2312

1 and 2bdrm, $465mo-$495mo, w/s/t paid, 314-607-1518. FENTON 1bdrm, 5min from Gravois Bluffs, new carpet/hardwood, no dogs, $450-$495mo +$200dep. $100 off 1st months rent. 314-341-7363, 314-8437105.


Hawks Hillsboro 728 Hawks Circle

Starting at $114,000

Festus 1000sq’ 1st floor, Hwy 61, 3mi south of Hospital. Nice yard, porches, includes t/w, 2bdrm, 1bth, w/d hookup, large livingroom, eat in kitchen, $650mo, 636-209-8394. PEVELY, 2bdrm, 1st floor, newer appliances, icemaker, free community laundry, quiet, nonsmoker, HUD, $525mo 314-6409959. Herculaneum, 1bdrm upstairs, all electric, carpet, air, no pets $490mo includes water +$490dep 636-479-5954. 2bdrm apartments: 1bth or 2bth, Festus, $495-$625, no pets 636209-7063. Festus, updated 2bdrm, no pets, credit check, w/d hookup available, $575mo +dep 314-5417188. Arnold 2bdrm $645mo or 2bdrm Duplex 1.5bth $685mo, appliances, basement, no pets 636296-0760, 314-487-0839.

DUPLEX FOR RENT Duplex 1bdrm, Festus, Cornerstone Investments 314-2231489.

Directions: Hwy. 21 to west on Hwy. BB to right on Hawks Landing Drive (2nd entrance).

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Cami Carter Office: 636-931-3700

ARNOLD 2bdrm, 1.5bth, finished basement, garage, no pets, $675mo, 636-475-4545.

MOVE-IN SPECIAL: South County, 1bdrm, rehabbed, new carpet/kitchen, $500mo 314620-5068.



De Soto, 2bdrm, 1bth, w/d hookup, no pets, $625 +dep, 636586-7915

Large 1bdrm, ground level, w/s/t paid, $425mo, De Soto 636-5868623.

1st mo/free w/good credit



FESTUS, large 2bdrm townhouse apt, 1.5bth, very clean, great location, kitchen appliances, w/d hookup, extra storage, no pets, $595mo 636-349-1790.

Arnold 3bdrm Ranch $785mo or split foyer $825mo, 1.5bth, garage, carport, no pets 314-4870839, 636-296-0760.

Claudia Counsell

Jefferson County Leader 57

*Asking price of $154,900 with a down payment of 0 and a loan amount of $158,061 for 728 Hawks Circle, Hillsboro, MO 63050 - MLS - 12053378 Loan with USDA. Restrictions apply and loan payments are subject to changing interest rates.

De Soto new 1bdrm, w/d hookup, appliances, 1-car garage, $525mo. Ideal for seniors 636944-3487. HILLSBORO SCHOOLS, 3bdrm, 1bth, new carpet/paint, frig, stove, $550mo 314-2669051.

Townhouse apartment, De Soto, $585mo, no HUD, no pets, 2bdrm, 1.5bth, appliances, 636337-8797. Imperial 2bdrm, ac, w/appliances, w/d hookup, storage unit, $575mo, 314-313-4811.

ROOMS FOR RENT Hotel rooms, microwave, refrigerator, housekeeping, wi-fi, laundry, $170wk, 636-343-5757 ARNOLD, 1/unit, basement, private bath, kitchen, utilities $110wk 636-282-5649.

RENTALS AVAILABLE HALL FOR Rent: VFW Post 3777, 900 VFW Dr., Festus, Mo. Call Charlie 314-602-0017. Hall rental, most reasonable rates around. Post 42 Herculaneum 636-479-4040.

COMMERCIAL PROPERTY FOR LEASE Commercial office space for rent, $400mo, electric paid, De Soto 636-586-8691.

OFFICE SPACE FOR LEASE DE SOTO, 550sq’ for lease, 116 N. 2nd, $300mo. 314-602-0211.

OFFICE SPACE FOR LEASE 1850sq’ containing 7 individual offices, men/women restrooms, $420mo, 314-330-4757. OFFICE SUITE: 1200sq ft located in De Soto Professional Building. Outside entrance, garden courtyard, finished interior. Call for more information 636586-3522. OFFICE, 2/rooms, new paint, new carpet, includes reception area, centrally located, Hwy-21, Hillsboro, $600mo, 636-7974993.



$500 Includes home, pad, water/sewer and trash.

2006 3 Bedroom Homes Low Monthly Payments

Eagle Estates MHP


1-2 or 3bdrms, water, sewer, trash, lawn care, pad included, Lakeside Manor, Festus $550$795mo, 314-560-4667. Oakland Woods, Festus 2-3bdrm. Easy owner financing. Payments as low as $500mo, $1500-$2000 down, 636-9315021 or 636-274-2663. 2bdrm, water/trash furnished, references, De Soto area, no pets, 586-6453. 2bdrm, w/appliances, water/ trash/sewer, $425mo +$400dep, no pets, 636-274-5645. Arnold, 2bdrm, w-s-t, appliances, washer/dryer, shed, $550mo, 1-3 occupants 636-464-9944. 3-4bdrm, 3749 Cedar Run, Bonne Terre, $350mo +$350dep, 573-200-2403. 2BDRM, R7 Schools, no pets, available Nov 15th, 636-2097833. 2bdrm, Hillsboro schools, $475mo +dep 636-337-0788. HILLSBORO R3, 2bdrm, on 1ac lot, appliances, water/ sewer/trash included, $525mo +$600dep, no pets, no HUD 314-795-4970. 2bdrm, 16x78 singlewide, plenty of yard space w/shed, no pets, HIllsboro, $525mo +$625dep, 636-692-3156, 636-208-4972. 1bdrm $425mo, nice; 1bdrm efficiency, total electric $300mo; no pets, credit check, Festus R-7, 636-937-9450. 3bdrm, 2bth, Fox School Dist, Antonia Elementary/Seckman, sewer, trash, $715mo, nice small community, 636-933-1799 Nice 3bdrm, 1bth, appliances, water/sewer/trash, 15mi south Festus on Hwy-55, $525mo +$550dep, 314-392-8705. 3bdrm, 2bth, doublewide, quiet country setting, Hwy 21 and E, background check, $500mo 636-797-8163.

MOBILE HOME PADS FOR RENT Oakland Woods, Festus, mfg. home lots for rent, $265mo. Includes trash/sewer. Call 636931-5021 or 636-274-2663. HILLSBORO/PEVELY, single pad, 6mo free, $160mo, trash, sewer, 314-691-2054.




58 Jefferson County Leader MOBILE HOMES FOR SALE 1997 Sunshine, 14x70, big deck, good condition, $7,500. 1998 Oakwood, 16x80, $9,000. NICE FESTUS PARK



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MOBILE HOME BROKERS #1 broker in Jefferson County for over 20 years. FENTON AREA HANDYMAN SPECIAL in park with pool. Spacious 3 bdrm 2 bath 16x80. Washer/dryer and dishwasher included. Cov’d deck and glamour bath. Asking $11,900. ARNOLD AREA 2 bdrm 2 bath 12x65 with 12x40 room addition. Carport, cov’d porch, vinyl siding, maintenance free roof and storage shed. On shaded corner lot. Only $12,950. Must see!. ECONOMICAL remodeled 2 bdrm, fully furnished shed in convenient Arnold area park near shopping and highway. Includes appli’s, storage shed and cov’d deck. Just reduced to $5,500. Lot rent $210/month. ARNOLD AREA PARK economical 2 bdrm 1.5 bath 14x60 with carport, shed, window awnings, air, wash/ dryer and more. Many updates. Only $8,900.

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Older, smaller, excellent condition. Nice Arnold park, $2700. 314-255-2223, 314-750-4215. Need a fresh start? Great new home ownership program for those with bruised credit. Land, trades, cash accepted as down. Call for quick prequalification, 417-533-3599 Got land, family land or used mobile home? That is your down. Great deals on display and custom models. Call to prequalify. 417-533-3599.

ACREAGE FOR SALE 2 deeded building lots, approximately 1/2ac each, county water, electric, no restrictions, Festus area $10,000ea obo, 314-808-3330.


Joe Cremeens Cell 314-808-6473

1818 Sprindale Ct. Festus, Mo 63028

179 +/- acres, Jefferson/Ste Genevieve County cattle farm, spring, pond $2900/acre, Charter Church Road 636-464-5263.

il-Build Construction Custom Home Builder and Complete Remodeler

Carpentry Framing, Decks, Trim Work Electrical New Homes, Service Upgrades Plumbing New Homes & Major Remodels

INVESTMENT PROPERTIES FOR SALE 6 houses, large shop, on 28ac, Valles Mines, resort-like setting, small lake, live creek, pool, lots of potential, rental income $3950mo, sell $500,000, some financing 314-805-5670.

Commercial • Residential Total Remodeling Licensed, Bonded, Insured


3.04ac lot, Jackson Trace, Monticello Estates, Festus schools 314-541-2708.

Over 35 yrs in business. Custom homes, Roofing, Remodeling, Decks, Concrete Flatwork.

Licensed Bonded Insured


Alcat Contracting & Excavating

Excavating, grading, land clearing, demolition, Bobcat work. Insured. Festus, MO


314-277-8098 Ask for Larry

PINSON’S EXCAVATING: septic system, clearing, roads, dig basements, ponds, 636-5863970.

Plenty of deer and turkey, 264 acres, 110 hay fields, 154 heavily wooded, live spring, lake location, farmhouse and barn. 13 miles S of Festus on Hwy. T, $2,835 per acre O.B.O., may take trade.

Post Frame Construction Pole Barns • Garages • Horse Barns

Residence #44 Neale Dr., Crystal City, 6rm, 3bdrm, fam rm. bsmt, garage, extra large rear lawn and patio, excellent condition, great for children, dead end street. Note: This is next door to me, the broker, Richard Laiben and I am looking for a good neighbor! $129,500. Owner will finance.

Serving Jefferson & Surrounding Counties For 19 yrs.


Business Related Real Estate Company 314-580-0225 or 937-9176


Backhoe and skidsteer, clearing, grading, free estimates, 314471-3029. BOBCAT SERVICES: 636-5863546, 314-540-5456

General repair, compete deck service, more, insured. Credit cards accepted, A+ BBB, Mark 314-520-0472.


Jefferson County Asphalt & Sealing, Inc. 25 yrs. experience. Paving, sealing, maintenance. Specializing in

chip and seal and dust control. All work guaranteed. FREE ESTIMATES! Fully Insured, licensed.

Office 636-942-2071 314-620-9090


Specializing in Residential Driveways. Don’t put it off any longer! Call today to get your project sealed before winter!!!

• Asphalt Maintenance • Minor Repairs • Hot Rubber Crack Filling • Power Washing • Free Estimates • Residential & Commercial • Striping


TRENCHING: water, electric, sewer lines. Dave Messer Construction 636-931-0705.

GOVERO AND SON, flatwork, floors, sidewalks, driveways, patios, 586-0194, 636-524-2560.


October Special: $25 OFF Any Driveway!




A & C Concrete, LLC

Best prices in town!

Ceiling fans, drain leaks, garbage disposals, electrical, faucets, toilets, painting, mobile homes, all repairs, 30 yrs., senior discounts.


• Professional • Experienced • Reliable • Honest Juan Najera

636-633-1713 General home repair and maintenance. Insured, credit cards accepted, A+ BBB. Mark 314520-0472, De Soto.


CUSTOM GUTTERING, 5”&6” seamless gutters. Gutterguards available, all colors, 636-5862119. Aluminum Leaf Guard special. Guttering, soffit, facia, Flash Guttering 636-942-2598. Gutter cleaning, $60. Gutter Guards w/warranty. Free estimates, call 636-375-1551.


Handyman & Maintenance Fully insured. • Seamless Gutters • Siding • Carpentry • Decks • Mobile Homes • Trenching No job too small. Local, 25 yrs. exp. 573-210-1976 • 314-808-3801

L&S Handy Services: water heaters, heating, cooling, general, 10% off seniors, bucket truck available 636-208-7053.


TAPE, paint, textures professional job, reasonable prices, free estimates 636-586-8177. RETIRED CARPENTER: home and trailer repairs, decks, wheelchair ramps 636-224-2336.

LANDSCAPING SERVICE ALL TYPES hauling/bobcat services, certified topsoil and fill dirt, gravel. Hawkins Hauling, 636-586-2295. MENKE HAULING, dirt, rock, sand, large/small loads, 636937-6366. JP Scrap Metal Removal: Free! Commercial, residential and farms, 636-375-0987. ABOUT ANYTHING hauled, appliances, junk, brush. Prompt, reasonable. 314-795-7129, 636789-5677 DAN’S HAULING: cleaning yards, brush, evictions, houses, basements, garages and odd jobs 314-550-5874, 636-3370841. LAB JUNK’N: appliance, scrap metal. Picker, buy antiques, collectables 636-675-7728. JLH: single axle dumptruck hauling. perfect residential delivery 314-313-4324.

ORTMANN LANDSCAPING 4 Landscape design & installation 4 Landscape lighting 4 Irrigation installation and maintenance 4 Brick patios and walks 4 Retaining walls 4 Water gardens 4 Year Horticulture Degree

Call Greg – (636) 586-7141 Since 1989 - Insured

Bob's A-1 Retaining Walls Certified, Licensed & Insured

In Business Since 1991


• Patios • Driveways • Walkways • Retaining Walls • Outdoor Kitchens • Concrete Flatwork


GORSE MASONRY Fireplaces • Tuckpointing Brick Work • Stone Work Free Estimates • 25 years exp.

Tim Gorse 314-952-0767


345 Bailey Rd., Crystal City New & used building supplies and other items change daily. Tax deductible. Donations accepted.

TUCKPOINTING, CHIMNEY repair, glass blocks, basements stuccoed, brick, stone, 636-7972947.

3260 Watson Rd., Festus

IMPERIAL FENCE: All types of fence, free estimates, insured 636-467-9003.

Affordable, specializing in concrete flatwork, coloring, stamping, tear out & replacement, light hauling, Bobcat work. Free estimates. Call Steve Anderson 314-852-8302

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$185 will do most work • Gravel Driveways Repaired • Clearing For Wildlife Food Plots


PELLIN ASPHALT: sealcoating, paving. Insured, free estimates, 636-464-2208, www.WeSealcoat. com



1 acre homesites, gated community, $20,000 discount, 636282-8427.


upgrades, remodels, new construction. Service Calls

Licensed, service panels, spas, aluminum wiring, quality work, Chuck 314-605-8860.

Webb Construction

4 ACRE building sites, restricted development starting @ $22,500 w/owner financing, 6min from New 21 & Hwy B, 314-503-6203.

Webb Electric



Beautifully custom sized country homesite’s near Festus.


Yeargain Electric: residential, commercial, service calls, licensed, insured 636-467-2349.

Concrete flatwork, sidewalks, dirt work, driveways, patios, steps, porches and floors. Over 25 years experience. Insured, references. Call Robert

2 deeded building lots, approximately 1/2ac each, county water, electric, no restrictions, Festus area $10,000ea obo, 314-808-3330.

FRANK’S CONSTRUCTION: new homes, remodeling, decks, additions, siding, soffit, replacement windows, finish basements. No job too small. Free estimates, lowest price guaranteed! 636-789-9908.





CONSTRUCTION SERVICE POLE BARNS: J.E.M built, call James 314-277-9809.



SELL YOUR house, quick cash, no closing cost, 314-369-6432.

4 Ac. Hwy. V, Saddle Creek, $24,900. Seller Financing. 4.4 Ac. New 21 & B, $29,900. Seller Financing. 6 +Ac. overlooks Mississippi River, Festus, $79,900. 10 Ac. Big River, $59,000. 18.35 Ac. pasture SOLDand creek, Dittmer, $59,000. 20 Ac. Mount $80,000. ING NDRd., PEOlive 29 +/- Ac. fronts Meramec, $120,000. 45.11 Ac. Grandview, Owner Financing, $94,900. 50 Ac. Jeffco/Ste. Gen. ING wooded PEND with pasture, $99,900. 70 Ac. 5+ acre lake, house & barn, De Soto, $325,000. 158 Ac. Meramec frontage, $4,000/ac. 179 +/- Ac. Jeffco/Ste. Gen., pasture, spring, $2,900/acre. MANY COMMERCIAL


52AC with homesite near Festus 636-586-4778, 417-699-1309.

2bdrm, excellant court near JMH, custom carport, appliances, $12,500, 636-937-6471.

Homer V. Price & Co., Inc. 636-464-5263 Or View Online:


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314-401-6924 636-931-2353

• Walls and Flower Beds • Paver Patios and Sidewalks • Fencing • Stone Veneer • Sod Installation • Concrete Flatwork A CHRISTIAN FAMILY BUSINESS


• Tuckpointing • Painting • Carpentry • Siding • Guttering • Roofing • Chimney Leaks Stopped, Guaranteed • Senior Discounts • Free Estimates

(636) 674-5013

(636) 937-5998 • (314) 401-7586 MCKEEVER’S LANDSCAPING: retaining walls, lawn cutting and renovation, small tree removal, free estimates, insured 636-3379879. TAT Landscaping, Retaining Walls and Patios. Insured, free estimates, 314-406-2759.


Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012 LANDSCAPING SERVICE



Railroad Tie retaining walls built and repaired, free estimates, 636-282-5649.

TOP NOTCH Construction: For remodeling/roofing needs, insured, 636-465-0703, 636-2900081.


HAMILTON ROOFING: specializing in repairs. BBB member, free estimates, fully insured, quality workmanship 636-4799559, 314-603-8383.

J Co Lawn Care • Leaf Removal • Mowing & Trimming • Lawn Care Maintenance • Holiday Lighting, Etc.

314-412-5302 636-222-1673 FREE ESTIMATES!

EASTER’S MOWING Service, commercial/residential, insured, 636-208-6398, 636-933-2898. WOMACKS LAWN: mulch, aerating, overseeding, fall clean up, 636-208-9288.


AAA PAINTING Interior and Exterior Powerwashing & Mildew Removal Specializing In Staining Cedar & Log Homes, Decks, etc. Residential/commercial Free estimates. 29 years experience GARY NAUCKE - INSURED


Mark’s Professional Paint & Power Washing Interior, exterior, staining, drywall taping, mudding, driveway seal coating, power washing. 27yrs exp, free estimates, licensed, insured, local 636-232-8952

Commercial, residential, apartments. Power washing, drywall repair, 20+yrs experience, 314566-1848. QUALITY FIRST Taping and Painting, specializing in drywall repairs and custom finishes. Call Dave 314-226-6968. Unemployed professional painters need work, beat anyone’s estimate. References 636-4641273. J.E.F. professional union painter, handyman, needs work. Will beat anyone’s price. Free estimates, references, 636-2121361.


RG Roofing & Exteriors Residential, commercial. New roofs, re-roofs, shingle, tearoffs. Flat roofs, siding, gutters, windows. Free estimates. 24hr emergency service. Work guaranteed. No job too small.


J. Contracting D. Exterior Specialist Power Washing

$185 and up

General home repair and maintenance. Insured, credit cards accepted, A+ BBB. Mark 314520-0472, De Soto.


JB Construction: new roofs, tear-offs, repairs, carpentry. Free estimates 636-337-0599. TWO GUYS Roofing, shingle roof, new, repair, free estimates, 314-954-3422

Trish’s Stump Removal, locally owned, call for free estimate, 314-807-4108.


Covering Leader Publications’ News, Sports & Community Events 636-586-5724 ***************************** If You Saw Me At The Game View & Order Prints at

tedsphotosusa (Zenfolio)

Home repair, decks, any size job, insured. Credit cards accepted, A+ BBB, Mark 314-5200472, De Soto.



BYRD’S UPHOLSTERY, 50yrs experience, large selection of fabrics, De Soto, 636-337-7066.

Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce is looking for seamstress to help with altering formals for the Jefferson County Swap program. We have had a overwhelming response with donations in long dresses and would like to see if we can get some altered. Please call 636-789-4920. Alterations, tailoring, ironing, proms, weddings, also custom curtains, Hillsboro, 314-3484111.


All types of roofing, siding, gutters and decks.

JOHN’s washer/dryer repair, guaranteed, free service call w/ repair, 636-337-7549.

Fully insured. Commercial/residential. 24hr emergency service. Free estimates. Hillsboro.

314-495-8064 636-481-8026

Roofing, Siding, Fascia, Concrete, Electrical, Remodeling




636-337-0203 314-225-6427

We repair all types of Hail Damage: Shingle Roofs * Commercial Roofs Siding * Skylights *Tuckpointing * Gutters

Tree & Stump Removal, Etc.

Family-Owned Business Since 1928

• 12 yrs. Exp. • Insured • Free Estimates • Commercial • Residential

NEW ROOF - TEAR-OFF - REPAIR H 24-Hour Emergency Service H *30 Yrs. Experience* Fully Insured No job too small or too large! Call me today for a FREE estimate! Dennis 314-420-8542 or (636) 479-7017




10% OFF if you mention this ad!

931-5001 Best Techs HEATING/COOLING SERVICE New furnace installed, $850; A/C units starting at $1150. Service calls $45. Call Brooks 314-6603988. Furnace repair, semi-retired serviceman. I can save you money! Guaranteed 314-265-5062.


• Professional Trimming • Removal Specialist • Insured • Free Estimates • Lowest Price Guaranteed

636-633-0019 314-698-1806

TREE WORK, hedge trimming, mowing, chain sharpening, 636933-1960.

WATERPROOFING SERVICE JOHNSON WATERPROOFING, foundation repair, house raising, wall bracing. Free estimates, transferable lifetime warranty. 636-586-7551.

Original Artwork, Creative Photography and Portraits, Photo Restoration Email: Call/Text: 314-780-7717

ANTIQUE upright piano with stool, $500 636-937-8167.

Flyin' Squirrel Tree Service, LLC

Sherreé Fite

Elders Cleaning Service: residential, commercial, references 314-630-9065

Home PC Repair

• Certified Arborist MW-5167A • Tree Injections Available • 60' Bucket Truck • Stump Grinding • Insured • Free Estimates • Senior Discounts


STAIRLIFTS, new and used, sold installed w/warranty. Sale! 314-965-3899.

Webb Construction


Crystal Coin & Jewelers

Quality Repairs For 35 Yrs. • Rings Sized & Repaired • Watch Batteries/Bands • Engraving

• Diamonds & Gemstones Replaced • Gold Chains & Bracelets Repaired

513 Bailey Rd. • Crystal City 636-937-5017

MUSICAL INSTRUCTION SERVICE PIANO, keyboard lessons: learn chord construction. Beginners welcome, De Soto 636-5865916.

Leader Classifed 636-937-7501 or 636-931-7560


Attention Scrapbookers! Cropping sessions, large cropping space, 4 hrs. unlimited use of Sizzixs, 90+ dies, Cricut, Scissors, punches, rubber stamps and more for $9. Giant savings on huge in stock paper and stickers. EVERY: Mon. night, football crops, 6pm10pm, Tues. noon-4pm, Wed. 6pm10pm, Thurs. noon-4pm & 6pm10pm, Sat. noon-4pm. Contact Debbie for address and reserve spot 314-608-3961




Over 35 yrs in business.


Ted R. Howell freelance photographer


Call Jim 314-723-0027 - Insured FALL SPECIAL POWERWASHING 10% OFF




METAL ROOFING. Shingle, rubber, TPO. Credit cards accepted, licensed, insured, bonded. Dave Messer Construction 636931-0705.

• Roof • Free Storm Inspections • Tarping • Repairs • Siding • Soffit • Fascia • Roof Cleaning • Deck Cleaning


Jones Plumbing Service, new construction, repairs, septic systems, water heaters, water lines, drains unclogged 636-586-3799.

Jefferson County Leader 59

100 amp electric service w/pole $200 you move; old storage box 16’x8’ $200 you move; woodstove $200; used Meyer snowplow $250; large exhaust fan $100; 314-808-3330.


Crystal Coin & Jewelers Buying & Selling Gold and Silver Coins Gold and Silver American Eagles Rare and Collector Coins

$70 rank, $10 delivery, Jefferson County only, 636-208-6859, 636-208-6862. Split seasoned Oak by the rank, can deliver, also Cedar post’s call for prices 314-808-3509. 10 ranks seasoned oak firewood delivered $500, 573-358-2452. Dry seasoned split oak $55. Lee Pyle Rd 636-586-6184. ALL SPLIT firewood for sale, 4ft x8ft x16in cut, $60. Additional charge for delivery, 573-6310291.

FURNITURE L-N-R: new and used furniture. 312 Bailey Road, Crystal City 636-937-4469.


$ Collector Pays Cash $ For Guns Old or New

• Military Collections • Fishing Tackle • Collectibles • Antiques of All Types • Gold & Silver

Call Steve 314-571-9427 BLACKWOOD FIREARMS: CCW classes, firearms, ammo, accessories, Cerakoting, Festus 636-937-1486.

HAY Square hay bales in field, 2nd cut, 636-586-8835, 636-5862754.


513 Bailey Rd. • Crystal City 636-937-5017


HEALTH & BEAUTY Tone, firm, tighten in 45min, $20 on Mondays 618-691-9588 Barnhart.

10yrs EXPERIENCE carpet laying, re-stretching, free estimates call Dave 314-566-3631.



Halloween horse rides $5: costumes optional, all ages.Sat 10/20, 4pm-6pm, CKS Kids Club, 4528 JLJ Ranch Road, De Soto, 314-623-3957.

RNA WorldWide is an A+ Certified Service Center & Microsoft Registered Refurbisher. We offer services including: Onsite Computer repair, Refurbished Laptops/ Desktops & Certified Electronic Recycling Call Bryant 314-780-3089

Refurbished lap tops starting at $75, MRC Recycling 1425 Kohler City Plaza, Barnhart 63012, 636-223-0150.

LIVESTOCK 2 young beautiful roosters; free to good home 636-586-5966.

LUMBER Cedar and oak lumber for sale, Custom sawing available 636452-3574.


FURNACES TOTAL WOOD Heat. Safe, clean, efficient and comfortable outdoor wood furnace from Central Boiler. D & J Sandblasting 636-461-0952.

ANTIQUE upright piano with stool, $500 636-937-8167.


60 Jefferson County Leader PETS


225 E. Main, De Soto Large variety of hand-feed birds, reptiles & small animals.


Exotic Birds • Fish Reptiles • Hamsters Blue/Red Heeler puppies 314277-9809. A FUN dog obedience class. Furry Kid Klubhouse, De Soto 314-808-6935. Puppy Academy, basic obedience, group class 11/1, Worrynought Kennel 636-586-2430. AKC Bichon Friese puppies ready for a good home, 314808-2045 FREE KITTENS, free 2yr old pregnant black Lab, 314-2775330.






GAS/ELECTRIC golf carts. Buy, sell, trade, service. Imperial 314808-1721.



BARNHART, Sat 10/20, 7131 Valley Drive. Boys/girls clothes, toys.


Running or not, $200-$2,000. Quick cash $200 minimum paid for complete vehicles. Free towing.

Keys at Girl Scout House yard sale 10/12, 636-933-9034.

Call Jason Now At: 636-208-7061

The Board of Adjustment to the City of Festus, Missouri, will hold a public hearing on Monday, November 12, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. at the Festus Public Works Building located at 950 N. Fifth Street in Festus. The applicant is seeking an accessory structure setback variance at 201 Gray Hawk Drive, Festus, MO. All interested parties are welcome to attend.

PROM DRESSES taking over your closet! Donate your current style dresses to Hillsboro Chamber, great need for short dresses. The Chamber is currently organizing a county dress swap for young ladies looking for nice affordable dresses for their school dances. Formal dress donations needed.. To donate call Chamber office at 636-7894920.

LOST Brown wallet, De Soto Dollar General 10/9, please return if found, pictures of deceased wife. Reward 636-586-3559. Tiny Male Chihuahua, grey color, missing from Tinhouse Rd, Hillsboro, 10/13. Please call if seen 636-208-2125..


CHIHUAHUA 3/4, Dachshund 1/4 puppies. Shots, wormed, $50, $75. New Zealand doe rabbits $8. 636-937-4820

Need loving homes for older kittens & adult cats. Some spayed/ neutered 636-586-1340.


TOP $DOLLAR$ Aluminum Cans We Pay Cash

“The Can Man” 636-942-4847 636-942-2448 REAVES BROTHERS SALVAGE

Chiweenie, male puppy $50. Red female registered Chihuahua $200. 636-465-0120 Miniature long hair Dachshund puppies $150, 636-942-2750, 314-971-2596.

Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012

ALL TYPES standing timber, hard/soft. Low impact logging. Will not leave your property a mess! TK Timberland Management 636-274-0803.


SURPLUS AUCTION The Hillsboro R-III School District will hold a Surplus Property Sale on Saturday, November 3, 2012, at 9:00 a.m. Inspection on day of sale beginning at 7:00 a.m. at the Hillsboro R-III Transportation Facility, 9661 Hwy. 21, Hillsboro, MO. Sale items include: books (Science, Biology, Dictionaries), dumb-bar racks, overhead press, leg press, incline bench, squat racks, risers (3 levels), student desks, keyboard word processor, student chairs, microscopes, VCR tapes, overhead film projectors, 27” TVs, TV carts, file cabinets, teacher desks, teacher chairs, 6’ metal file cabinet, student test desks, computer desks, copiers, portable radios, VCRs, overhead projectors, tape recorders, library book cart, sound system cabinet, math books & CDs, slide projectors, slide trays, film strip projector, laser disc player, DVD player, dual DVD/VCR player, podiums for desks, movie editor, mini tape recorder, microphones. All property sold “AS IS” and is to be paid for on the day of the sale and before removal. Any property paid for and not picked up within fifteen days will be disposed of by the School District.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING AND REQUEST FOR PUBLIC COMMENT The Missouri Housing Development Commission (MHDC) is considering a request for financing and/or housing tax credits for the development(s) listed below: Project Number Development Name & Address 13-003 Bluff View Apartments Brandon Wallace Way Festus, MO 63028-0000 Development Type Number of Units Elderly 40 MHDC will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, October 31, 2012, at 6:00 pm at the at the Renaissance St Louis Airport. The address is 9801 Natural Bridge, St. Louis, MO 63134, and the phone number is (314) 429-1100. At the public hearing, MHDC staff will describe the development(s) and accept and record public comments. Any interested party may attend the hearing to submit verbal or written comments. The public may also submit written comments directly to Missouri Housing Development Commission, 3435 Broadway, Kansas City, MO 64111, or through the office of the mayor or chief elected official of the locality in which the development is located. All public comments must be received by November 13, 2012, in order to be considered. In case of inclement weather, the public hearing will be cancelled and instead held by conference call on Tuesday, November 13, 2012, at 2:00 pm. Visit for weather cancellation notices and conference call information. If you wish to attend this hearing and you require specific aids or services under the Americans with Disabilities Act, please notify Diana Greener at 1-816-759-6600 at least 3 working days prior to the hearing.

Cash paid for running and non-running vehicles.








BUYING, TRADING books, dvd’s, video games, 636-9372665, 840 S. Truman. WE BUY old LP’s, Rock, Blues, R&B, 314-913-3692 for appointment. Cash paid for your diabetic test strips, Jake 314-210-3734.

City of De Soto Cemetery Board Vacancies There are two terms on the Cemetery Board, which will expire on January 1, 2013. Volunteer applications are being accepted to fill the three-year terms to extend through January 1, 2015.

Summit Rd. Auction Barn

13150 Summit Drive De Soto, MO 63020

Anyone who is interested in volunteering for this board must submit a completed data sheet by November 5, 2012. You may obtain a data sheet by contacting Arlene Burt, Admin. Asst./City Clerk, 17 Boyd St., De Soto, MO or by calling 586-3326.

New/Used Merchandise Guns, Antiques and Cast Iron Items Refreshments Available



Saturday, October 20, 2012 10 a.m. 10857 Highway 21 Hillsboro, MO 63050

All Purpose Storage 636-789-4770

636-937-7501 • 636-931-7560 WANTED

21 Recycling & Scrap Metal ALUMINUM CANS • Copper • Brass • Aluminum • Aluminum Wheels • Converters • Appliances • Scrap Iron & Steel • Junk Cars • Buyers of all Ferrous & Non-Ferrous Metal 5212 Old State Rt. 21, by Old 21 and M Hwy., Imperial Mon.-Fri. 9am - 5pm • Sat. 9am - 2pm

636-942-2448 • 636-942-4847 NOTICES


The purpose of the Cemetery Board is to see that the City Cemetery is maintained and cared for.

Leader Classified




NOTICE OF PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE MEETING OLD LEMAY FERRY ROAD BRIDGE Notice is hereby given to all interested persons that a public open house meeting to view the proposed bridge replacement plans for the Old Lemay Ferry Road Bridge (Near Klable Road) will be held at the Jefferson County Annex Building, Room 206, 725 Maple Street, Hillsboro, MO 63050 on Thursday October 25, 2012, from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM CDST. Handicap access is available. The purpose of this open house meeting is to make available the design plans for public inspection and comment. All interested persons will be given an opportunity to be heard concerning their views on the location and design of the Proposed bridge with reference to the economic and social effects of such location and design, its impact of the environment and its consistence with the goals and objectives of the community. Written statements will be received and made part of the public meeting record if received within ten business days after the date of the hearing. The presently contemplated improvements are as follows: Replacement and widening of the existing bridge structure, and improvement of the approaching roadway. Tentative schedules for right of way acquisition and construction can be discussed at the hearing.

Auction: 7:00 p.m. EVERY THURSDAY


ESTATE SALE 825 Joachim Street in Festus Oct. 20, 8am-4pm • Oct. 21, 9am-2pm Halloween decorations, fall decorations, Thanksgiving decorations (includes large collection of turkey collectibles), Christmas decorations and ornaments, glassware, kitchen & household items. Thanks to those who came in September. We have new items that were not on sale last time.


Saturday, October 20 7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. TONS of stylish name brand clothes for women and men! Lots of coats, sweaters, shoes. Great home décor, pedestal sink, door hinges, holiday. At 10588 Glen Oak Dr., Pebble Creek North Subdivision, Festus.

You don’t want to miss this one!



SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20 - 10:00 a.m. Jess & Virginia Riles 11709 WARE CHURCH RD., HILLSBORO (WARE), MO 63050 From Hwy 21 & Hwy Y take Hwy Y 7 mi to Ware Church Rd, turn Left. Go 1.1 mi to sale—WATCH FOR ARROWS. ANTIQUES/COLLECTIBLES—LAWN/GARDEN—TOOLS—HOUSEHOLD—14’ JOHN BOAT MOVING MUST SELL! ANTIQUES/COLLECTIBLES: Fabulous antiq. Country cupboard with crown, Antiq. Pedestal oak table w/ claw feet & 6 cane bottom chairs, Antiq. Chest w/marble insert & glove boxes, Svl. fine antiq. rockers, Drop leaf Duncan Phyfe style table w/ 2 chairs, Antiq. Marble/claw foot piano stool/Very Nice, Small antiq. Chest, Singer treadle sewing machine/Perfect Cond., Singer treadle sewing machine, Sewing rocker, Noritake “Reina” fine china/Service for 12, Pine chest, Antiq. Round table, Antiq. Vanity w/mirror, Antiq. Egg beater, Antiq. Golf clubs, Antiq. Radio, Antiq. Trunks, Antiq. benches, 4-antiq. Ladder back chairs, Metal baby bed, Prim. Drop leaf table, Bell on yoke/Excl. Cond., Butter churn crock, Crock bowl, #4, #2 & Ruckers crocks, jug, Large RR tong, Old bottles— Pepsi, Coca-Cola, etc., Pevely Dairy bottle, Washboards, Griswold Cast Iron skillet, corn bread & roaster, Miniature HO train set & tracks, RR signal lights, lanterns (Handlan & Dietz), locks, patches, buttons, stakes, Federal List chamber pot, Square nails, Tins, Avon bottles, Pitcher pumps, Bean pots, Blue jars, 2 marble window sills, Framed pictures and artwork, Shelves, Blue granite ware cooker, Antiq. tools, Antiq. planes, Antiq. Mirrors, Lot quilts, Push planter. OTHER: 14’ John boat w/title, Trolling motors, 2-10’ bull gates, Fence charger, 2 new rolls barb wire. LOT SCRAP STEEL. LAWN & GARDEN: Craftsman 22.5 hp lawn tractor hydro 50” cut/Good!, 6 hp Craftsman rototiller, 5 hp wood splitter, Troybilt Horse 7 hp Kohler, Ryobi weedeater, Poulan chainsaws, Gas tree trimmer, Manual tree trimmer, Glider, Church bench, Concrete deers, Traction chains for lawn tractor, 1/2 section harrow, Aerator for lawn tractor, Birdfeeder/waterer, Tomato cages & stakes. TOOLS: Small wood workbench, Craftsman 6” grinder & wire brush, Karcher power washer, Skil saw, 8’ alum. Ladder, 24’ ext. ladder, Ez outs & drill bits, Socket sets, Hand tools, Fiberglass Extension ladder, Nuts & bolts in bins, Long handle tools, Lot T-posts, Large crowbar, Come-along, Gas cans. HOUSEHOLD: Very fine rolltop desk, Highboy chest w/ swing mirror, Pine dresser w/mirror, Oak desk & chair, Wicker chair, Full size oak trundle bed, Floor lamps, Fan stand, Alum. Christmas tree, 6 ft. Christmas tree w/lights, Lot Christmas decorations, Charbroil BBQ grill, Multi-purpose fryer/new in box, Blankets, Lot Tomato stakes, Kerosene heater, Mailbox, Pressure cookers, Heated dog water dish, Sm. Kenmore microwave, Aluminum roaster, Cake plates, Kitchen ware, Box fans, Window air conditioner, Samsonite luggage, Sound Design stereo. MUCH, MUCH MORE!


See details/pictures at


Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. Location: Take Hwy. 55 south from Festus to OO/DD. Go up ramp and make a right to south Outer Road called Valley View, make left onto Valley View. Follow Valley View to Three Oaks Lane, follow Three Oaks Lane to 9536 Three Oaks Lane. Watch for signs.

This is an auction you do not want to miss...a very nice collection of antiques, collectibles, glassware, furniture and tools. Wooden trunk (old), Howard Miller Clock, Alahon 21 day clock, quilts, Fire Fighter AMF metal petal car, tricycle from the 1950’s, electric lift chair, metal advertising tins, Budweiser glasses, Spud Mckenzie glasses, several old cookie jars, cast iron dutch ovens, cast iron skillets, Mickey Mouse glasses, Coke glass pitcher, Falstaff glass pitcher, gray wheat dish set, double sided harmonica, several old plastic kids school lunch boxes, several large pictures, several old toys and games, box of dollhouse furniture, bicentennial clock, boxes of material for sewing, several boxes of lace and ribbon, several boxes of knickknacks, Christmas decorations, old vinyl dolls, large mirror, Necchi sewing machine, several Singer sewing machines, metal display shelf, glider and ottoman, wooden corner desk, end tables, lamps, Silverton record player and radio, old metal kids highchair, fishing poles, box of fishing reels, Kerosene lantern, Kerosene camping stove, minnow bucket, several yard tools, Homelite 2 1/2” water pump, Industrial machine bench drill press, air compressor, General Electric table saw, 220 Lincoln stick welder, 3 ton chain hoist, Stihl chainsaw, Homelite tiller, Royal typewriter, old wooden box with Studebaker parts wrote on it, lead melter with pots, old wooden baby walker, plastic pipe, plus many other items too numerous to mention!

“Please be Advised: Members of the County Council May Be In Attendance at this Meeting”

Announcements made the day of auction take precedence over any written material. Not responsible for accidents. Terms: Cash, good check with valid I.D. Information call DDF Auction Service at 636-208-4234

If you are disabled and require special services at the public meeting, please notify the Jefferson County Department of Public Works 636-797-5340 prior to the meeting so that arrangements for services can be made.

3401 Hwy. Y, Valles Mines, MO



Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012 YARD SALES


Multi-family Yard Sale Saturday • October 20 7 a.m. - ? 793 American Legion Drive, Festus





BARNHART, Sat 10/20, 1730 Dandridge (Village of Jefferson), 8-?

Crystal City Fri-Sat 10/19-20, 106 Riverview Hgts, 7-4, 3 family, kids, adult clothes, household, crafts, misc.

FESTUS, Sat 10/20, 11346 Harrison Lake Road, 7-2. Lots misc.

PEVELY, Fri 10/19, 301 Old State Road South/E 3rd, 7am2pm. Rain/shine.

Cadet Fri-Sun 10/19-21, 10159 Dorlac Dr, across from Washington State Park down CC to Cannon Mines, look for signs, multi family, Subdivision sale.

Crystal City, Fri-Sat 10/19-20, 1422 N Jefferson Ave, 7-? Multi family. Furniture, radial saw, eagle collection.

Danny’s Top Shop - Up the Hill from Richard’s Produce

Crystal City, Sat 10/20, Wed 10/24, 112 Ward Terrace, 7-? Huge!

Crystal City Sat-Sun 10/20-21, 24 Neal Dr, 7-1, inside home liquidation.

Glassware • Clothes • Lots of Misc. Items ~ Something for Everyone ~

CRYSTAL CITY, Sat 10/20, 103 Holdinghausen Drive, 7-1. Lots misc. 2-family!

Crystal City Fri 10/19, 203 Jefferson Ave, 7-3, misc items.




STATEMENT OF OWNERSHIP Statement of Ownership, Management, and Circulation (Act of August 12, 1970: Section 3685, Title 39, United States Code). Date of Filing September 28, 2012: title of publication, Jefferson County Leader; frequency of issue, weekly; location of known office of publication, 503 N 2nd Street, Festus, Jefferson County Missouri 63028; general business office of publishers, 503 N 2nd Street, Festus, Jefferson County, Missouri 63028; Publisher, Leader Publications; Pam LaPlant. Owner: Leader Publications, Inc, 503 N 2nd Street, Festus, Missouri; stockholders owning or holding more than 1 percent of the stock: R. Patrick and Kathleen Martin, Glenda Potts, Sterling and Mary Cook, John and Ann Grana, Keith and Sally Vinyard, Steve Jennings, Betty Vinyard, Pam LaPlant. Known bondholders, mortgages, and other security holders owning or holding one percent or more of total amount of bonds, mortgages or other securities: None. Average No. Single Copies Each Issue Issue During Published Preceding 12 Nearest to Months Filing Date Total Number of Copies Outside-County Paid/Requested In-County Paid/Requested Sales through Dealers, Carriers, etc. Other Classes of Mail Total Paid and/or Requested Outside County Nonrequested In-County Nonrequested Other Classes of Mail Nonreq. Distribution Outside the Mail Total Nonrequested Distribution Total Distribution Copies not Distributed Total

33,825 353 23,069 0 0 23,422 1,614 7,963 0 0 9,577 32,999 826 33,825

35,131 449 26,421 0 0 26,870 1,296 6,065 0 0 7,361 34,231 900 35,131

Percent Paid and/or Requested 70.98% 78.50% We certify that the statements made by us above are correct and complete. Signed: Pam LaPlant


Jefferson County Leader 61




De Soto Fri-Sat 10/19-20, 818 Harper Dr, off Lueking Dr, rain or shine, misc. Sunsetter Awning $500, cost $1300 call 314-4712174. De Soto Sat 10/20, 1561 Hillcrest Dr, across from Walthers Park, furniture, kids clothing, and more. De Soto Fri-Sat 10/19-20, 13th house on right, Olympian Village, rain/shine. DE SOTO, SAT 10/20, 3511 State Rd-V. Enormous! Brand name winter clothing, home decor, maternity clothes, baby bed, large jewelry chest, Autoharp, patio furniture, large uttility cabinets, tools, misc. 636-208-8586. DE SOTO, Sat 10/20, 13680 Klondike, 7am. Supports Relay for Life! DE SOTO, Thurs Fri Sat 10/1820, 4551 Liberty Ridge Road (off Hwy 21), 8am. 10 families! Jewelry, toys, books, dolls, clothing, dvds, dishes, Christmas gifts/decor, washer, items too numerous to mention! De Soto Fri-Sat 10/19-20, 3602 Glenview Dr, off Fountain City, 7-3, snowblower’s, sofa sleeper, tread mill, dressers, Little Tykes toodler bed, DVD’S, kids clothes, much much more. De Soto, Fri-Sat 10/19-20, 1862 Yellow Rock Rd, 8-3. 3 family.

Festus Fri-Sat 10/19-20, 1029 N Mill Dr, 7:30-?, lots of household items, antiques. Festus Fri-Sat 10/19-20, 1925 Pullman Dr, Bailey Station, 7-11, multi family, variety of items, Festus Fri-Sat 10/19-20, 11745 County Road CC, off Pounds Rd, 3 houses, multi families, clothing up to 3x, large variety. Festus Sat 10/20, 4262 Hwy 61, 10mi S Festus, 7-?, household, knick-knacks, clothing, misc items. Festus Sat 10/20, 2 Ogle Ridge, 7-?, clothing, furniture, misc. Festus Fri-Sat 10/19-20, 504 Westwood Pl, 7-?, 4 family. FESTUS, Fri-Sat 10/19-20, 636 W Main (across from city hall), 7-? Multi family! Clothes, household.

Infants-up, Mon-Fri, 6am5:30pm, FT/PT, experience, meals, activities, references, 636-937-6585.

Festus Sat 10/20, 10948 Mapaville Hemetite, 8-12:30, good old stuff and more. See craigslist. Festus Sat 10/20, 4324 Victoria, 9-5, good variety, low prices. FESTUS, Sat 10/20, FestusCrystal City Conservation Club, Hwy 61 South, 7am. 30+ sellers! Food available. Festus Fri-Sat 10/19-20, 3912 Plass , 7-? something for everyone. Festus Sat 10/19, 69 Ashford Pl, 6-?, baby/kids clothes, movies, household, misc, 3 family.

Plans and specifications may be obtained at the office of the Architect, Kromm, Rikimaru, and Johansen, Inc., 9374 Olive Boulevard, Saint Louis, MO 63132 after 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 1, 2012. A refundable deposit of $200.00 made payable to Community College District of Jefferson County will be required for each set of bid documents.

De Soto Sat 10/20, 4000 Atena School Rd, 8-?, All proceeds to benefit Canine in Crisis.

FESTUS, Sat 10/20, 115 Sunnybrook (Brookshire Meadows Subdivision), 7-? Multi family, huge! Lots name brand clothes, baby clothes and items, lots misc.

or e-mailed to the following: and Plans and specifications will also be available for review at the following locations: Kromm, Rikimaru and Johansen, Inc. 9374 Olive Boulevard St. Louis, MO 63132 v: 314-432-7020 f: 314-432-6131 website:

McGraw-Hill Construction Dodge 6330 Knox Industrial Drive, Suite 100 St. Louis, MO 63139 v: 314-781-2504 f: 314-645-2643

Reed Construction Data, Production Department 30 Technology Parkway South, Suite 500 Norcross, Georgia 30092 v: 800-699-8640 f: 800-508-5370 Website to view drawings: This project shall require that not less than the prevailing hourly rate of wages in the county of Jefferson, as directed by the Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial relations, for each craft and type of worker required on the project, compliance with section 290.250 of the revised Missouri statutes and all related sections pertaining to this project is mandatory. It is the policy of Jefferson College that no person shall, on the basis of age, ancestry, color, creed, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion or veteran status, be subject to discrimination in employment or in admission to any educational program or activity of the College. THE OWNER RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REJECT ANY OR ALL BIDS AND TO WAIVE ANY TECHNICALITIES THEREIN. NO BIDS MAY BE WITHDRAWN FOR A PERIOD OF SIXTY (60) DAYS SUBSEQUENT TO THE SPECIFIED TIME FOR RECEIPT OF BIDS.

De Soto Sat 10/20, 13485 State Rd JJ, 7-?, household, kids clothes under 3t. FESTUS, Antiques and More Store, Hwy 67/Meyer Road, 636-937-3397. Festus Fri 10/19, 5pm-8pm, Sat 10/20, 7-2, 724 Jerome, multi family, home goods, furniture, chairs, lots of men/women clothes/shoes, baby clothes, accessories, toys. FESTUS, Sat. 10/20, 793 American Legion Drive (Danny’s Top Shop - up the hill from Richard’s Produce), 7 a.m. - ?. Glassware, clothes, lots of misc. Something for everyone. Festus Sat 10/20, 1407 Glacier Pass, 7-3. Tools, fishing, jewelry, clothes, Christmas, cracked glass, brass. Festus, Sat 10/20, 1311 N 3rd St, 7-3. Huge multi family! Tools, holiday, furniture, household and much more. Friday shoppers welcome after 12/noon.

HOUSE SPRINGS, Mon-Fri 24hrs, state licensed, insured, Missouri State Assistance, 636677-4764.

Festus Fri 10/19, 5pm-7pm, Sat 10/20, 7-1, 418 Holly Dr.

FESTUS, Sat 10/20, 109 Calamadi Circle (Timberwolf Subdivision), 6-? Multi!

All inquiries to be faxed to KRJ 314-432-6131 (Attn: Suzanne Hayes, cc: Michael Lyss)

Licensed home day care has openings, days and nights, 636937-3552.

LICENSED day care home, CPR certified, safe. fun, reliable, 636-337-0713.

De Soto Thu-Fri 10/18-19, 13610 Hwy JJ, 8-?, 2 family. No early birds please.

De Soto Fri-Sat 10/19-20, 901 W Kelly and Donnelly, 7am, furniture, books, boys 10-16.


FESTUS, Sat 10/20, 3419 Wiltshire Lane (67S, off Sunnyside), 7-4.

FESTUS, Sat 10/20, 2354 Marilyn Lane (Westhill Subdivision, Hwy A to Pounds), 7-noon. Follow signs

It is encouraged that bidders attend this pre-bid conference and familiarize themselves with the project site and conditions to better prepare their bid.

4637 S Broadway, St. Louis, Saturday 10/20, 8-5, Sunday 10/21, 9-5. House packed! Antiques, collectibles, photos @

Festus, ft/pt, newborn/up, meals included, great learning environment, affordable, 314-795-7235.

De Soto Thur 10/18, 5:30pm7:30pm, Fri-Sat 10/19-20, 7-?, 4366 McMillen Rd, cheap prices.

A Pre-Bid Conference will be held at the Building and Grounds Office of the Community College District of Jefferson County, 1000 Viking Road, Hillsboro, MO 63050. Date and time of this pre-bid conference will be clarified in the bid documents.


Festus Sat 10/20, 303 Russell, 7-?, multi family, misc items.

Sealed bids for Renovations to Career & Technical Education Center - Phase III for the Community College District of Jefferson County will be received and opened on Wednesday, November 21, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. in the Building and Grounds Office of the Community College District of Jefferson County, 1000 Viking Road, Hillsboro, MO 63050. Bids should be addressed to Procurement Coordinator, Jefferson College, 1000 Viking Drive, Hillsboro, MO 63050.

De Soto Fri-Sat 10/19-20, 14021 Hardin Rd, 7-?, Avon, collectibles, Christmas, household, washer, dryer, glassware, old sewing machines, desk, shelves, etc.

PEVELY, Sat 10/20, 10105 Blackberry Trails, 7-3. Multi family! Clothing, books, audio, household, toys, collectibles.

HILLSBORO, Fri-Sat 10/1920, Hillsboro Food Pantry, Horse Show/Fair Grounds, 7-1. Christmas in October sale! Last chance winter clothing! New/ slightly used gift ideas, Halloween/Christmas decorations. Come early!


NOW HIRING IMMEDIATE OPENINGS CNA’s andSHIFTS Home 12 HOUR Health Aides CNA’s and Home 6 months home care experience Health Aideshours. minimum. All shifts/flexible

6 months care Must behome at least 21experience to apply. minimum. All shifts/flexible hours. New office Lindbergh/55. Must be at least 21 to apply. Apply online: Apply online: or in person: Mon., Wed., Fri. only. Lorie Underwood 314-892-5577

St. Clement Health Care Center

accepting applications for

PRN - RN’s, LPN’s, CNA’s

Current license or certification required. To apply, call: 636-464-3656 Mon.-Fri. 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Hillsboro Fri-Sat 10/19-20, 8817 Hillsboro House Springs Rd, at Hayden Rd, 7-? Huge, 3-family! Fabric, books, buttons, China Dolls, bike, clothes, toys, jewelry, Halloween Costumes. HILLSBORO, Fri-Sat 10/19-20, 9730 Round Table Court (Drawbridge Estates), 7-? Electronics to baby items, more!

Drivers: dedicated top paying runs! Consistent freight, weekly home-time for solo’s & teams. Werner Enterprises 1-888-5673107.

Hillsboro Fri-Sat 10/19-20, 1467 St Charles, 7-?, baby toys, multi family, clothes, outdoor items, collectibles.

Telemarketers needed! $10hr to start! Mail resume to PO Box 159-433, Festus, MO 63028 or email to

Hillsboro Fri-Sat 10/19-20, 4678 Oak Wood Dr, 7-?. 3 family.

REGISTERED NURSE needed for busy cardiologist office. Fax resume: 636-937-7486.

GUNS, BOWS, speakers, tools, generators, jewelry, DVD’S, household. If you are looking for it we have it. We do sales by consignment. We buy gold. Hillsboro behind Queens Plaza. Hoozh’s Pawn & Resale 636789-5935. Olympian Village Fri-Sat 10/1920, Plato Place block sale, 7-?.

New start! New job! Begin your real estate career. Free scholarships. Prudential Real Estate 636-296-1444. CARPENTER apprentices for framing and siding crews. Experience a plus but not necessary. Call Terry 314-574-7182. EEO/ drug screen required.


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Accepting applications for Jefferson R-VII School District in the following positions. Check our website for more information:

Gully Transportation CDL-A 1 year exp w/Haz Mat regional positions & tank positions! Home weekends! Competitive pay & benefits package + yearly bonus! Call Andrew! 800-566-8960 Pulling For America with Professional Pride!

Public Water Supply District No. 2 has an opening for a

Bistro at the Square

Nurse assistant, our home. Parttime night, day scedule available, 636-337-4318.

Hiring Drivers Fleet & Dedicated Runs $Sign on bonuses available$ Great money and benefits. Newer equipment. Hogan. Class A CDL Reg. 800-444-6042 www.! Doing it right since 1918!

• 5.25 Hour Lead Cook • Substitute Bus Drivers • Substitute Food Service

NEUROLOGIST Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Festus, MO seeks Neurologist. Duties: examine, diagnose and treat patients with neurological disorders, including acute stroke, peripheral neuropathy, neuroimmunology, muscle disorders, movement disorders, epilepsy, dementia and headache. Requires: First Professional Medical degree; completion of 48-month Neurology residency; Missouri medical license/license eligibility; training in Electromyography (EMG), Electroencephalography (EEG), Autonomic Testing, Chemodenervation, Evoked Potentials, and Skin Biopsy. Send resume to: Human Resources, Jefferson Memorial Hospital Association, P.O. Box 350, Highway 61 South, Crystal City, MO 63019.


InSuRance agency cSR Duties include: service and market new/renewal accounts mostly commercial, some personal. Perform all key servicing including billing, endorsements, certificates, audits, schedules, follow-ups, etc. Maintain high level of communication with producer, client, companies, etc. linked to the marketing of all accounts.

Send Resume To: P.O. Box 159-432, Festus, MO 63028

Real estate can be a successful career with the help of BE READY FOR THE FALL MARKET!! CLASSES START NOVEMBER 5.

Join a #1 Affiliate in the State of Missouri! Call Anita Schnurbusch at 314-433-7027

TREATMENT PLANT OPERATOR with experience. It will require shift work. Please submit resume: 195 Old Sugar Creek Rd. High Ridge, MO 63049

#48 Jefferson Square De Soto, MO Experienced servers. Apply In Person. Ask for Mrs. Queen. Experienced auto body technician, must have tools. Motivated, self starter. Commission +base salary, Park Hills, 573-431-2204, 636-208-7580.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Position: Custodian (Part-Time 20 hrs. week) Department: General Administration & Public Works Pay Range: $9.16 - $12.83 Primary Function: Performs a variety of tasks necessary to keep the buildings neat and clean. Must be familiar with the use and proper handling of cleaning chemicals and equipment. Make minor building repairs as needed and report major repair needs to supervisor. Works under the general supervision of the Director of Administration and Director of Public Works. If you are interested, please submit a resumé to Greg Hall, Director of Administration, City of Arnold, 2101 Jeffco Blvd., Arnold, MO 63010.

Looking for a STEADY career? Stable Family Owned Business in Pacific, MO nOW HiRinG FOR FuLL time mAnuFACtuRinG POsitiOns

$12.00/hr Days, M-F 7:00am – 3:30pm $13.00/hr Nights, M-F 3:30pm – 12:00am • Seeking career minded individuals to produce high quality commercial refrigeration equipment • Company provides on-the-job training • Offers excellent benefits RequiRements: Must be at least 18 years of age Capable of lifting 60 lbs Conditioned for physical work Company paid pre-employment drug screen/physical required. EOE

FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL: 636-257-4022 or 636-379-4027 Hillsboro Arnold Northwest Imperial JC Online

Holiday Inn and Hampton Inn & Suites Butler Hill Rd.

Sales Manager/Front Desk Agents We have an immediate opening for an enthusiastic, outgoing individual who can immediately build rapport and relationships with our clients. Must be willing to knock on doors and sell over the phone to find new business and build current business. This is a full time position responsible for both catering and room sales and reporting to our Director of Sales. In addition, the Hampton Inn is looking for customer service reps who have a constant smile and can engage our guests. We strive to make our guests’ stay memorable and hope you want to be part of this team. Applicants must be willing to work AM or PM shifts and weekends.

Entry Level Maintenance Position Responsibilities to include opening and maintaining swimming pools, heating and air conditioning upkeep, plumbing, minor electrical and property upkeep. Must be available all days and shifts to include 7am - 4pm, and 4pm - midnight. Prior hotel/ apartment/building experience preferred but not required.

If you want to join our award winning teams, please submit your resume to or stop by the Hampton Inn and fill out an application.

Faculty Positions

Jefferson College is seeking highly qualified and motivated faculty members who are student-centered and committed to innovative teaching, academic advising, institutional service, and community service. The individuals selected to join Jefferson College’s excellent faculty will demonstrate commitment to assessing and documenting student learning outcomes and using technology in the learning process. Radiologic Technology: plan, coordinate, facilitate, administer, and monitor activities on behalf of the academic program.Work closely with the Program Director to create quality alternate learning environments including on-line and hybrid experiences. Quality is ensured by providing innovative and varied educational experiences to Radiologic Technology students in the classroom and on-line to facilitate achievement of students learning objectives. Assist the Program Director with activities including, but not limited to the following: curricular development and change implementation, provision of classroom activities which meet program objectives, and completion and maintenance of academic grades and files. Biomedical Electronics Technician: provide students with an intensive, hands-on experience that concentrates on general biomedical equipment with an introduction to diagnostic imaging. Duties include teaching lecture/lab sections of Biomedical Electronics Technician (BET) program and related courses. Philosophy: one-semester, full-time instructor for Spring 2013. This five-month appointment will start the first week of January and end on May 31. The primary responsibility will be to teach Logic, Introduction to Philosophy, and Ethics; however, online teaching certification and/or qualifications for teaching Medical Ethics or World Religions are also desirable. Applicants must provide evidence of content-rich and engaging Philosophy instruction. Health Information Technology (HIT): teach courses in the HIT curriculum, advise students, assist in the development and use of new technology for online learning, and supervise the internship program. Support the HIT Program Director in program development, annual accreditation and program assessment and help maintain the high quality of instruction amongst adjunct faculty that is the hallmark of the HIT program. Teach day and evening classes during the spring and fall semesters at the Jefferson College Arnold Campus. For more detailed information about Jefferson College, the positions, qualifications, and the application procedure, please visit our website at and click on “Employment Opportunities.” Jefferson College, 1000 Viking Drive, Hillsboro, Missouri 63050. Jefferson College is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Taxi driver needed for all shifts. Clean driving record required, good attitude a must, 314-6002920.

NURSE PRACTITIONER COMTREA Community Treatment is looking to fill a position for a Nurse Practitioner to conduct job duties in our new Byrnes Mill Health Center. Candidate should be accredited in Nursing in an accredited NP Program holding a Master’s Degree. The position requires utilizing a high degree of knowledge, skill and competence in a specialized patient care area. Duties include assessing, diagnosing, prescribing, initiating plans of care, and evaluating outcomes within the scope of a formal collaborative practice agreement with physician(s). The candidate should be able to coordinate care to ensure promotion of health and wellness through education of patients and families, and coordination of services and placing referrals. To apply online go to Any questions can be directed to Deborah Tumulty at 636-931-2700 extension 1279.

Is Recruiting

Personal Care Aides and CDS Attendants • We Meet or Exceed Existing Wage • We Honor Industry Experience with Up to Two Weeks PTO Earned at 90- Days Employment • Paid Vacation/Paid Holidays • Health, Dental, Vision Insurances • Annual Raise

Apply in Person or Call: #8 Parkway Shopping Center, Potosi, MO 63664 (800) 839-1350 • Fax: 573-436-1330 EOE/AA

A healthy career opportunity. Excellent opportunity for:

Urgent Care Nurse Practitioner

Jefferson Health System has an excellent opportunity for an Adult Nurse Practitioner in its Urgent Care Center opening soon on Main Street in Imperial. › Full-time and PRN positions available. › Master’s Degree in Nursing is required. › MO license required. › ANP certification required.

Find out what all the excitement is about and discover your potential.

Research all our current opportunities and apply online at: or contact: Nancy Eime 636.933.1146


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Substitute Nurses

Bright Beginning Learning Center

• Tires • Brakes •

Scamper, sleeps 4, air conditioning, furnace, over the cab, full size, $600, 314-520-3159.

starting at


Festus R-VI School District is accepting applications for the position of Substitute SCHOOL NURSES for the 2012-2013 school year. LPN or RN preferred. $14 per hour. 7 work hours per day. Interested individuals are encouraged to submit a letter of interest/resume to: Dr. Link Luttrell; Assistant Superintendent; 1515 Mid-Meadow Lane, Festus, MO 63028. Interested applicants may also submit their materials electronically at Questions can be directed to llutt@festus. or via phone at 636-937-4920. The Festus R-VI School District is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, creed, color, national origin or handicap.

Metro Heart Group

Full-Time & Part-Time Teacher Experience with 2 yr. olds. 12 credit hrs. ECE or enrolled in classes.

Apply Within: 1549 W. Main Street, Festus

Direct Care Staff

Caring and compassionate persons needed to assist residents with multiple disabilities. Ideal candidates are dedicated to providing high-quality care to our residents. Must pass a drug screen and background check and provide work history and references. Training will be provided. All shifts available. Must be at least 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or GED. Every other weekend required. Call 636-9315818 for information on applying. Visit to learn more about us. EOE.

is currently seeking-

Please submit resume via email to or call 636-931-6302 for more details.

Mature, caring individuals needed for In-Home Care in Jefferson County. No Exp./Free Training. Must have reliable transportation. Call us at:



SAVE BIG $$ Lift Kits



636-937-0021 • alignmenTs •

VEHICLES FOR SALE • 1998 Ford, 26 ft. box van, exc. condition, new rubber, air conditioning, looks and runs great, $9,500. • 1985 MackBrand 27 cubic yard, Heil body trash truck, new paint, good condition, $9,500 O.B.O.

Richard Laiben 314-580-0225 or 937-9176

1986 Chevy Pickup, 350 low miles, runs, looks great, must see $2800 or trade 636-2082400.

Registered Nurse • Full-time • Comprehensive benefits package Scheduler/Front Office Associate • Full-time • Comprehensive benefits package

• liFT kiTs • insPeCTiOns •


• sHOCks • eXHaUsT •


Accepting applications for servers, cooks, and shift leads for full and part-time positions. Applications are available at the store location on Hwy. 21 in De Soto or online at careers.aspx Mail applications to: Huddle House, PO Box 192 De Soto, MO 63020


1999 Triton TR19 Fish and Ski, 150hp Mercury. $8500 573-6782724.

MOTORCYCLES FOR SALE 2007 Kawasaki 900 Vulcan, 9,000mi, excellent condition, asking $4750. 314-243-0504.

ATV’S FOR SALE REPAIR ATV, motorcycle, China bikes: quality work, reasonable prices 636-208-0232.

636-937-7501 • 636-931-7560

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Experience required. Must love working with the elderly, have basic computer skills and knowledge of MDS. Competitive salary and benefit package available.

Apply in person Mon. - Fri. at

Baisch Nursing Center Hwy 67, De Soto, MO 63020 EOE

EXPERIENCED body person, work on big tractors, fiberglass hoods, 314-421-8882.



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When you purchase a set of FOUR select Goodyear® or Dunlop® tires on the Goodyear Credit Card!* 3/1/12 - 5/31/12

See PaGe 4 OR DealeR liSteD On BaCk

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OR 5 off Premium Oil Change


Must present coupon to get this offer. Most vehicles. No other discounts apply. Up to 5 quarts of oil. Disposal and shop supplies additional. Redeem at Purcell Tire & Auto Service. Offer ends 04/30/12.

Visit our new website: to schedule an appointment.

C.N.A. (11p-7a) FT We offer:

• 401K's Are Back! • Shift Differential • Paid Vacation and Holidays • Health and Dental Benefits • Tuition Reimbursement

AUTOS FOR SALE • liFT kiTs • insPeCTiOns •

• Tires • Brakes • Save $$$ On Dual Exhaust... Give us a call!

636-937-0021 • alignmenTs •

SEE ALL of our new and preowned inventory at lucassmith. com. WANTED: Dead or Alive any type cars or truck 573-915-0240. 2000 Acura TL, 1-owner, excellent condition, 82,000mi, $8500, 314-775-1317, 636-931-5084 2002 Mercury Sable, white, 4dr, V6, 163xxxmi, $1800 obo 636797-4954.

Leader Classified

636-937-7501 • 636-931-7560


and into the hands of eager buyers, searching for the best deals......


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The Woodlands 100 Woodland Ct., (next to 1st Baptist Church) Arnold, MO 63010 636-296-1400 E.O.E.

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Nursing Center Immediate opening for full-time Social Service Designee.

Leader Classified

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Jefferson County Family YMCA


KEN YOUNG, formerly from Quality Auto Care is now at Advanced Automotive. Missouri safety and emissions, general maintenance, 106 N Truman 636-933-0855.

1996 KIng Quad: 942mi, adult driven, extras, runs perfect 636937-8404

(11p-7a) FT

The Jefferson County YMCA is now hiring childcare professionals for our school age before/after program. We are looking for selfmotivated, caring individuals who enjoy working with children and are available from approximately 7:00 - 8:30 a.m. and 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. M-F. Substitute positions are also available. Candidates must have at least 3 months experience in childcare/teaching. Applications accepted at the Jefferson County Family YMCA, 1303 YMCA Drive, Festus, MO 63028. EOE/M/F/D/V.

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Meet Joe Pettus, New Owner/ Management



NEW! 2013 Ford Raptor IS HERE!


2013 Ford C-Max

2013 Ford Focus ST

47 MPG, Hybrid

2008 Mercury Sable AWD Loaded, Luxury For Less, 67, Miles ..



2009 Ford Flex SEL Nice Car, 87,xxx Miles ............

2009 Chrysler 300 Touring 49,xxx Miles ..................



2005 F-250 SC 4x4, 6.0 Diesel, 135,xxx Miles ..


Wiper Blades Installed




Must have coupon. Offer expires 10/31/12.

Coolant ush to prevent overheating.



Reg. $149.95. Diesel slightly higher. Must have coupon. Offer expires 10/31/12.





Freon extra.

Must have coupon.

Offer expires 10/31/12.

45,xxx Miles ..................





2012 Dodge Caravan Crew With DVD, 36,xxx Miles.......





2000 Harley Davidson 4,xxx Miles, Rare! Rare! .........



2006 Land Rover Range Rover Loaded, 102,xxx Miles ............



2007 BMW 328xi Loaded, 68,xxx Miles..............

2011 Lincoln MKZ

2011 Ford Fusion Hybrid Loaded, 21,xxx Miles..............





Loaded, Only 4,xxx Miles ........






Includes 27 multi-point check. Must have coupon. Offer expires 10/31/12.


Diesel Motor Oil Change



Includes 27 multi-point check. Must have coupon. Offer expires 10/31/12.




Hwy. 21 & Hwy. Y De Soto, MO

2007 Ford Expedition EL 4x4, 111,xxx Miles, Loaded ..........

Gas Motor Oil Change


Get Ready For Winter!

2009 Dodge Journey



252 HP

2006 F-350 Dually 6.0 Diesel, 89,xxx Miles ..........



2009 Dodge Ram 2500 Hemi, 4x4, 44,xxx Miles ..........

2003 Ford Windstar



2008 GMC Acadia



2007 Dodge Ram 2WD



2008 Ford Explorer XLT



2005 F-150



2010 Chevrolet Suburban



2007 Grand Prix


4x4, Clean, 156,xxx Miles........................................... 110,xxx Miles, Priced To Sell .....................................

2007 Nitro


2008 Ford Taurus


2003 Ford F-250 4x4 SCab


5.4 V8, Nice, Clean, 114,xxx Miles........................



2010 Ford Focus SES


2003 F150 Crew Cab

4 Dr., Luxury ...........................................................

2010 Ford Mustang GT Loaded, Auto W/NAV, Only 10,xxx Miles ...


73,xxx Miles ................................................................

4x4, 74,xxx Miles, Price Drop!...............................



Super Clean, Only 30,xxx Miles............................. 93,xxx Miles, Priced To Sell .................................. 4 Door, Longbed, 42,xxx Miles .............................. 4x4, 66,xxx Miles ................................................... Lariat Crew, 4x4, Only 49,xxx Miles...................... Loaded, 4x4, 44,xxx Miles .....................................

15,902 15,981 16,351 17,989 21,995 39,989


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