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Preventative care crucial during winter By TONY BROWN News editor
PHOTO COURTESY OF JOLENE KERWIN
A bull stands silhouetted in a snow-covered field near Stanberry. Severe winter weather poses special challenges for both farmers with livestock and town-dwellers responsible for keeping their dogs and cats safe from the elements.
Bitter cold challenges livestock By STEVE HARTMAN Staff Writer
All outdoor animals, whether livestock or family pets, need extra care and attention to remain healthy during periods of extremely cold weather. Dr. Kirk Francis, a local veterinarian, said he hasn’t seen a significant increase in the number of large-animal calls due to the recent cold spell, but he
did offer some tips to those who must care for livestock when temperatures plunge toward negative territory. “First of all, make sure they have someplace to protect themselves from the wind and cold,” Francis said. “It can be a barn, shed or even a tree-line. They just need someplace to go where they can at least partially get out of the elements. “In addition, make sure the animals
have access to fresh water. If you have horses, make sure they have fresh water constantly, and if their water has been frozen for any length of time, monitor them carefully when they have access to water again, as they have a tendency to drink too much water and possibly founder because of it.” Outdoor pets also need extra attention and care during the winter months, See WINTER, Page 5
Christmas is over and New Year’s is nearly here, which means that the season for cold-weather car woes is just getting underway. A heavy December snowfall, slick roads and temperatures hovering at or below the zero mark have all combined to spell trouble for motorists as the year winds down. And anyone who’s lived in north Missouri for a while knows that Old Man Winter is likely just getting started. Marshall Shell, owner of Shell’s Service, Towing & Repair, Maryville’s only remaining full-service gas station and garage, said he’s been busy this year pulling vehicles from snow drifts and roadside ditches and handling everything from jump starts to serious mechanical failures. Shell, who took over the business from his father in 1998, has seen just about every cold-weather pitfall drivers can face, and said this week that a little foresight and common sense can go a long way toward keeping motorists rolling trouble-free between the ditches until springtime returns. Rule number one, he said — and perhaps the precaution car owners most frequently fail to take — is to keep the fuel gauge as close to “full” as possible. The most obvious reason for making sure your tank stays topped off in winter, Shell said, is to avoid running out of gas on a rural blacktop when the wind chill is 20 below. But a second reason for filling up frequently is
See CAR CARE, Page 3
Looking for Dale
Self-help king’s roots forged in Nodaway County By VENUS BROWN Special to the Daily Forum
Many people look back on the 1880s through the warm sepia lens of nostalgia. The old West was closing. The last big cattle drive arrived in Dodge City. Billy the Kid and Jesse James were brought to justice. The Oklahoma land rush took place, and the territories of Washington, Montana and the Dakotas became states. Yet for James and Amanda Carnagey, who farmed near Harmony Church ten miles southeast of Maryville, it was a time of backbreaking labor and grinding poverty. When the Carnageys welcomed their second son into the world on Nov. 24, 1888, they could not have imagined that he would one day spark the multi-billion dollar self-help industry. Dale Breckenridge Carnagey, who later changed his name to Carnegie in imitation of the wealthy steel magnate and “robber baron,” grew to become a man of fierce ambition, whose writings on the art of personal advancement and selfpromotion become a sort of gospel for Main Street boosters and entrepreneurs in the first half of the 20th century. His legacy is one of both immense success and controversy. See CARNEGIE, Page 6
Photos courtesy of Nodaway County Historical Society
Top Left: Dale Carnegie, front row center in lace collar, still spelled his name Carnagey when this picture was taken in the late 19th century at Rose Hill School near Bedison in southeastern Nodaway County. Above right: Self-help guru Dale Carnegie, a native of Nodaway County, is shown at the pinnacle of his success in this well-known publicity photo. Among other books, Carnegie was the author of “How to Win Friends and Influence People,” which became a sort of bible for entrepreneurs and sales professionals in the years between the Great Depression and the end of the post-war boom in the 1970s. Above left: Rose Hill School near Bedison, where Dale Carnegie, the first great apostle of self-advancement, learned reading, writing and arithmetic in the waning years of the 19th century.
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Conz were married in Waterloo, Iowa. He was preceded in death by wife Helen Downing, daughter Linda Force, brothers: Oakley, Wayne, Virgil, Cecil Downing, sisters: Ines Steinman, Vera Force, grandsons: Randy Force, Mike Wilmes and granddaughter Tammie Force. Survivors include his children Sandy (Tim) Barmann, Tom (Lora) Downing, and Joe Downing all of Maryville; step-sons: Donnie (Linda) Conz,
Boonville, Missouri, Steve (Kathy) Conz, Maryville, and Bobby and Jane Conz, Beatrice, Nebraska, 20 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Visitation 6:00-7:00 p.m., Thursday, January 2, Price Funeral Home, Maryville. Services will be 10:00 a.m., Friday, January 3, also at Price Funeral Home. Cremation will follow the service with burial at a later date at Oak Hill Cemetery, Maryville. www.pricefuneralhomemaryville.com
Lilly Renee Hollingsworth
Michael and Ashley Hollingsworth, Maryville, Mo. are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Lilly Renee Hollingsworth, born
parents are Charlotte Bennett, St. Joseph, the late Bill Bennett and the late Charles and Betty Edwards. Paternal great-grandparents are Bob and Earlene Lamme, Maryville, Bill Hollingsworth, Maryville and the late Carol Hollingsworth.
Carson Edward Rogers Jonathan Rogers and Randi Jackson, Maryville, Mo. are proud to announce the birth of their son, Carson Edward Rogers, born December 23, 2013 at 12:30 p.m. at St. Francis Hospital and Health Services, Maryville, Mo. He
weighed 7 pounds and 3 ounces and was 21 inches long. Carson joins sister, Jayden Ashby. Maternal grandparents are Carol Scott and Randy Jackson, Maryville, Mo. Paternal grandparents are Lisa McCall, Kansas
City, Mo. and Richard Rogers, Maryville, Mo. Maternal great-grandparent is Darlene Jackson, Maryville, Mo. Paternal great-grandparent is Carl Rogers, Maryville, Mo.
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Birth Announcements October 22, 2013 at 12:30 p.m. at Heartland Regional Medical Center, St. Joseph, Mo. She weighed 6 pounds and 15 ounces. Maternal grandparents are Paul and April Edwards, Oregon, Mo. Paternal grandparents are Clay and Lynda Hollingsworth, Maitland, Mo. Maternal great-grand-
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Obituaries ALVIN DALE DOWNING 1927-2013 Alvin Dale Downing, 86, Maryville, Missouri, died Saturday, December 28, 2013, at St Francis Hospital in Maryville. Alvin was born February 21, 1927, in Grant City, Missouri and was a U.S. Army veteran. He had been employed by Martin Marietta and Nodaway County as a bulldozer operator. On September 13, 1964, Alvin and Helen Emery
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Wilson to celebrate 90 years The family of LaVera Wilson is requesting a card shower in honor of her 90th birthday. She will be celebrating her 90th birthday on January 2, 2014. Cards and birthday wishes may be sent to LaVera Wilson, 510 South Saunders St., Maryville Mo. 64468.
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Community Events – TUESDAY –
Eagles Bingo, 7 p.m. weekly, Hwy 71 South, Maryville Nodaway County Senior Center Tai Chi 5 to 6pm. Today’s Civic Women meets 6:30 p.m. every first Tuesday @ Maryville Public Library basement, 5629833, 582-4294 Living Free Narcotics Anonymous, Countryside Christian Church, 16th & Country Club Rd. 6pm. WINGS (women’s support-domestic violence & sexual assault), meets noon1:30 p.m. & 5:15-6:45 p.m. weekly @ the Children & Family Center, 1220 E. 2nd St., Maryville TOPS meets weekly 5:30 p.m. for weigh-ins, 6 p.m. meeting @ First Christian Church, Maryville Maryville Public Library Board of Trustees meets the second Tuesday @ noon in the conference room Alzheimer’s Support meets @ 6 p.m. third Tuesday @ Laura Street Baptist Church, Maryville
– WEDNESDAY –
Nodaway County Senior Center Dutch Luke & Friends, 11 am. Tai Chi 5 to 6pm. Dementia, Alzheimers support group 3rd Wednesday of each month. 6-7pm. Presbyterian Church, Maryville, MO. Jessica Loch, 816-261-2440. Tina Baker, Nodaway Nursing Home 660-562-2876. Never Alone Narcotics Anonymous, Wesley Foundation, 549 W. 4th St., 6pm. Community Meals First United Methodist, 5 p.m. - 6 p.m., 1st/Main. St. Francis Retirees will meet, the first Wednesday of every month at 9am at the Nodaway County Senior Center. Breast Cancer Support Group meets @ noon every second Wednesday @ First Christian Church, Rm 106, Maryville AA meeting at 6 p.m. weekly @ Davison Square. AL-Anon meeting at 6 p.m. weekly @ Davison Square. Eagles Closed
– THURSDAY –
Nodaway County Senior Center Hand and Foot 9 a.m. Living Free Narcotics Anonymous, Countryside Christian Church, 16th & Country Club Rd. 6pm. Nodaway County Federated Republican Women meet 11:30 a.m. 1st Thursday of the month at Carson’s, Maryville Maryville Business & Professional Women’s Organization meets 6 p.m. every 4th Thursday @ First Christian Church, Maryville, 660-582-4959 or 582-4898 Diabetic Support Group Location changed to South Hills Medical Building, in the Front Lobby. Shepherd’s Kitchen offers a free supper from 5 to 6 p.m. weekly @ the First Presbyterian Church, Maryville
– FRIDAY –
Nodaway County Senior Center Pinochle Tournament 12:30 p.m. Living Free Narcotics Anonymous, Countryside Christian Church, 16th & Country Club Rd. 8 am. Never Alone Narcotics Anonymous, Wesley Foundation, 549 W. 4th St., 8pm. BJ American Legion Beef & Noodles every 2nd Friday, 5-7pm at the Methodist Church in BJ. No Meal in December. January will be Ham & Beans and Vegetable Beef Soup. Open Mic Nights every week; music, comedy, poetry drama @ The Rose Theater, Maryville; sign in 6:30 p.m., begin 7 p.m. $3 cover chg ADHD Support Group meets 6-8 p.m. third Friday in Hospitality Rm. @ St. Francis Hospital, info 660254-4369 AA meeting at 8PM weekly @ Conception Abbey
– SATURDAY –
Fish & Chicken Fry, January 4, Graham Lions Club, 4:30 to 7 p.m. Never Alone Narcotics Anonymous, Wesley Foundation, 549 W. 4th St., 12pm. Fish Fry 5-7 p.m. second
Saturday of month @ Elmo Comm. Bldg. MS Support Group meets 10:30 a.m. on 2nd Saturday of the month in the Lietner Rm. of St. Gregory’s Church (except July & August) Over Eaters Anonymous meets 9 a.m. weekly in the St. Francis Hospitality Room, 2016 S. Main St.
– SUNDAY –
Pancake Breakfast, January 5, 8 a.m. to noon, Parnell American Legion Hall. Never Alone Narcotics Anonymous, Wesley Foundation, Tuesday 6pm. Northwest Opry 2 p.m. weekly @ Nodaway Co. Senior Center, 1210 E. 1st Maryville, MO. 10-Point Pitch Tournament 6 p.m. every third Sun day in St. Columba Church Hall, Conception Jct AA meeting at 7PM weekly @ Apple House in Clyde, MO Eagles - Forney & Paxson, 7 to 10 p.m.
– MONDAY –
Life Beyond Breast Cancer Support Group meets from 7 to 8 p.m. on the 2nd Monday of the month in the Hospitality Room at St. Francis Hospital Never Alone Narcotics Anonymous, Wesley Foundation, 549 W. 4th St., 6pm. Over Eaters Anonymous meets 5:30 p.m. weekly @ Franciscan Rm. of St. Francis Hospital SAFE: Stop Abuse for Everyone (men’s support), meets upon request noon1:30 p.m. & 5:15-6:45 p.m. weekly @ the Children & Family Center, 1220 E. 2nd St., Maryville; 562-2320 if you plan to attend Maryville Pride Lions Club meets at 6:30 p.m. on the 2nd & 4th Mondays at Hy-Vee. Manna Kitchen 5 pm-6 pm, St. Gregory’s Catholic Church 333 S. Davis St, a free community meal open to all. AA at Wesley Center at Noon AA at Methodist Church Room 203 at 6:00 p.m. Al-Anon at Methodist Church Room 205 at 6:00pm.
There are simply no words to express our heartfelt thanks for the sympathy, calls, food, flowers, and most importantly the prayers. To the church ladies for a fine meal and to Robert for a fine service. Also to Price’s Funeral Home. May God bless you all.
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Tuesday, December 31, 2013
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Schools to split federal grant funds JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Fourteen Missouri schools will share $7.5 million in federal funds aimed at low-achieving schools. The state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has awarded funding to eight schools in St. Louis and four in St. Louis County’s Riverview Gardens School District. Also receiving money are Martin Luther King Elementary in Kansas City and Frederick Douglass High School in Columbia. This is Missouri’s third round of funding from the federal School Improvement Grants program. State officials say schools generally use the money for hiring staff such as instructional coaches and career counselors. Other uses include special reading and math programs, professional development, and extended learning programs such as classes on Saturdays or during spring and winter breaks.
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Don’t take any chances
John Cessorsmo, a mechanic at Shell’s Service, Towing & Repair in Maryville, replaces a battery in a pickup truck belonging to local resident Tyler Coverdell. Station owner Marshall Shell said that hanging on to a weak or aging battery is one of the surest ways to court car trouble during cold weather.
Car care crucial during cold weather Continued from Page 1 less obvious. Letting your gauge slip below the quarter-full mark in cold weather can lead to condensation inside the tank. This could cause the tank to rust from the inside out and even result in an ice-blocked fuel line, though with today’s fuels this problem is not as common as it once was. Other simple precautions to keep winter at bay while behind the wheel include getting your battery checked and replacing the battery at least every four to five years. Like all mechanics everywhere, Shell said another important habit for drivers to get into is regular maintenance, especially with regard to oil changes and spark plugs. Depending on what kind of a driver you are, today’s high-performance plugs can sometimes last up to 100,000 miles. But Shell said it’s still a good idea to have a mechanic check them for fouling and proper gapping once or twice a year while following the manufacturer’s recommendation with regard to replacement. Shell is skeptical about the wide
array of gasoline additives and engine treatments on the market, and said motorists can best protect their engines from cold weather wear and tear with fresh oil, the correct radiator antifreeze mixture and “name brand” gasoline. National gasoline brands contain at least the full compliment of detergents recommended by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Shell said, whereas gas sold by some independent dealers is often purchased on the spot market at the cheapest price available and fails to meet federal standards. The sale of substandard fuel isn’t currently a problem in Maryville, Shell said, but he cautioned drivers to be wary when filling up while on the road away from home. Another vital fluid to keep tabs on during the winter — as the name implies — is antifreeze. Shell warns drivers against the practice of adding water to radiators instead of coolant, and said that while doing so may be OK in warm weather, diluted antifreeze can cause major problems once the thermometer heads south. Frozen coolant is especially dam-
aging to today’s plastic radiators, which can freeze and break. Other antifreeze-related troubles include broken hoses and ruined water pumps, both of which can leave you stranded when the snow flies. Have your antifreeze checked in the fall and ensure protection to at least 10 below zero, Shell said. If you didn’t check your protection back in October, do it now. Of course, a lot of winter driving problems have more to do with keeping your car on the road than keeping it running. Shell said that drivers who roll into winter on worn tires are courting trouble, and that the same goes for other replaceable rubber, such as wipers, belts and hoses. Depending on where and how you drive, Shell said that snow tires, especially those with metal studs, are often a good idea. However improvements in tire design, anti-skid features and front-wheel or all-wheel drive have rendered one winter automobile accessory practically obsolete. For most drivers, tire chains are a thing of the past. “I haven’t sold a pair of chains in years,” Shell said.
Bill extends wait for abortion
In a Dec. 20 story by Daily Forum reporter Kevin Birdsell the names of Bristol Manor residents Dona Kaminski, Mary Catherine Ball, Lenore Inlow and Marjorie Rasco were misspelled. The Daily Forum regrets the error.
not decrease the number of abortions but simply cause them to be performed later in pregnancy, which can increase risks. “This is an affront to women who can make good, informed decisions without politicians telling them what they should do and how long they need to wait and how many hoops they need to jump through,” said Paula Gianino, the president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri. The only facility currently performing elective abortions in Missouri is in St. Louis, and Gianino said one-fifth of patients travel more than 100 miles to the clinic. She said Planned Parenthood will fight the legislation
and that its top legislative priority for the upcoming session is expanding eligibility for the Medicaid program. A provisional figure from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services shows there were 9,027 abortions performed on Missouri residents in 2012. State figures show the number of abortions for Missourians has declined each year since 2008. Sam Lee, of Campaign Life Missouri, said requiring additional time would make it easier to digest information provided before an abortion. He said Missouri consumer protection laws allow three business days to cancel a contract with a travel club and five days to reverse a timeshare plan.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The University of MissouriColumbia has raised half of the $3 million it needs to build a teaching winery. The university now is seeking matching money from the state for the facility. Plans calls for a research building and wine and food education facility to be added in later phases. Wine and Grape Research Committee chairman Tony Kooyumjian says the proposed teaching winery would be a commercial winery. It would replace a much smaller, experimental winery. The goal is for students to make and bottle more than 2,000 cases of wine yearly; the current facility produces 100 cases at most a year. Kooyumjian says he hopes to break ground in spring 2015 with completion that fall.
Kansas City couple claims lotto jackpot PLATTE WOODS, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City couple is having a very happy holiday season after winning a $71.5 million Powerball jackpot in the Christmas night drawing. The Missouri Lottery said Monday in a news release that Kevin Carlson, 49, and his wife, whose name was not released, claimed the prize Thursday. Carlson celebrated his birthday the next day and has quit his job as a mechanic. His wife plans to keep working. “Now that I don’t work, I plan to use my time to figure out what to do with the money,” Carlson said. Carlson had bought the winning ticket at the Autobahn BP store in Platte Woods where he regularly stops for coffee. The winning numbers were 23, 28, 38, 39, 56 and the Powerball number was 32. “The first time I scanned it, I didn’t believe it, so I scanned it again,” he said. “I kind of went nuts.” The couple plan to use the money to pay bills, help their two grown children and take a trip.
Cerner finishes land deal for $4.3B KC office park KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Medical records software maker Cerner Corp. has finished purchasing the property needed for its planned $4.3 billion office park. The Kansas City Star (http://bit.ly/1dlkVVc) reports that city officials say the 237-acre land acquisition was completed last week. The site was formerly occupied by the massive Bannister Mall shopping center, which was demolished in 2009. Over the next decade, the North Kansas City-based company plans to build a phased, 4.5 million square-foot campus that is expected to employ 15,000 people. The new campus would the largest in the area, surpassing the Sprint headquarters in Overland Park, Kan. Cerner currently employs more than 9,000 people in the metropolitan area, with many of them based at an office complex in the Village West area of western Wyandotte County, Kan.
Energy use levels fall NEW YORK (AP) — The average amount of electricity consumed in U.S. homes has fallen to levels last seen more than a decade ago, back when the smartest device in people’s pockets was a Palm pilot and anyone talking about a tablet was probably an archaeologist or a preacher. Because of more energy-efficient housing, appliances and gadgets, power usage is on track to decline in 2013 for the third year in a row.
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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Women seeking an abortion in Missouri would need to wait an additional two days under legislation proposed in the state Senate. Republican Sen. David Sater says it would offer more time to consider the decision and could reduce the number of abortions. He said he thinks some people have too hastily decided to have an abortion and ultimately regretted the decision. “We’re talking about just two more days, and it should just give maybe some more time for reflection on making the right decision,” said Sater, of Cassville. The legislation has been proposed for the 2014 legislative session starting Jan. 8.
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2013 was surely The Year That Was “That Was the Year That Was.” For those who might not remember, that is the title of an album recorded at San Francisco’s hungry i featuring satirical songs written by Tom Lehrer for the popular television show, That Was the Week That Was, which aired on NBC in 1964-65. It included parodies on censorship, obscenity and environmental pollution; ditties entitled “Whatever Became of Hubert?” about Lyndon Johnson’s vice president, and “The Vatican Rag,” dealing with the Second Vatican Council. There was even a poke at teaching “New Math.” Well, in many ways, 2013 was a year that was for Maryville. We will not attempt to relate the events that will be long-remembered from the past 12 months. Not even so far as to pretend to identify The Top 10 Maryville Stories — 2013. Each reader has special moments, defining events which will forever mark this past year. The closing of the Energizer plant, our solid partner for 42 years since opening in 1971, was something like a sucker punch to the city. Much more invasive to its approximately 300 employees. It did not, however, generate near the uproar caused by the Kansas City Star’s “Nightmare in Maryville” story that purportedly told of a 14-year-old girl’s alleged rape by a high school senior — and the supposed after effects and “coverup” by city and county officials. (For the record, the case was handled entirely by county authorities at one level or another — and is now in the hands of a Special Prosecutor from Jackson County.) That debacle attracted international media attention, most of which cast Maryville in an undeserved, unjustified light. But social media had a feeding frenzy with it, as did the major networks, cable news people, traditional media types and bloggers. Adding to the suspect of the scandalizers who would categorize Maryville as “another football crazed Steubenville, Ohio,” was the local success enjoyed by every level of Maryville’s teams, including a second consecutive undefeated, state championship high school team — and a fourth NCAA D-II National Championship. Besides all that, we have developed a regional destination park soon to have an exemplary youth course; we’re redefining the entrance to the Northwest Missouri State University campus; we’re building a $13-million wastewater treatment plant, and removing dilapidated housing at an unprecedented rate. What made 2013 your Year That Was? Take your pick.
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Legends of the Fall
Sympathy is hard to find when fighting Border Wars
It all began last Thursday, on my trip back to Maryville after a remarkable Christmas with Daughter Susie and her family in Kansas City. Now, those of you who know me know that Susie actually lives in Prairie Village, on the west side of State Line, but I am more comfortable just saying she lives “in Kansas City” and letting it go at that. It all started when her mother and I cautiously agreed to letting her “visit” other (as in “than Missouri”) universities upon her being graduated from high school. We had officially toured the MU campus, and I will be the first to admit that our reception was something less than I had hoped for. I mean, after all, I published a weekly newspaper right here in Northwest Missouri, and I thought that should have counted for something. To our campus visit guide, anyway — it didn’t. I had a J-School classmate on the faculty in Lawrence and what was intended to be no more than a courtesy visit quickly went south. Before we knew what was happening, almost, she was hooked. What were we to do, besides write the checks and read the Daily Kansan? Obviously, it all turned out just fine for Sus. She got a great education and the stage was set for our longrunning, but always friendly, family feud. She gives me static about Mizzou, and I return the favors about ku. Getting back to my trip home. I had detected a slight sore throat upon retiring Christmas night, but felt fine enough the next morning and headed north, ready to get back to work. By the time I hit Five-Mile Corner, my fortunes had taken a turn for the worse. So much so, I sent Mr. Cobb a message to advise that I might see him in a few hours, but I was kinda under the weather. I checked in again Friday morning — after one of the longest nights I can ever remember — barely able to convey through my gravely voice that
I was, indeed, not any better. I was so much less better, in fact, I had agreed to taking advantage of the walk-in, no appointment needed, services at St. Francis. It was there I begin to suspicion I am being teamed up against. I know they are both good, competent men, but Gray Cox is, after all, Oklahoma Sooner. I mean, through and through. And his right-hand man, Ty Griffith,
is an Okie, too, Okie State. Die-hard. (See: University of Missouri Cotton Bowl opponent, 2014.) I think I can be certain there was no direct malice on their part, but my luck of the draw in Walk-In Clinic physicians was — you guessed it, a jayhawk. And me in no condition to defend myself, much less fight back. For the record, I had never before been professionally involved with Dr. Brian Golightly, so there were no preformed opinions, except …. I think we met once, a year or so ago, at the St. Francis Auxiliary Ball, but only casually. I suppose his first clue was that I was wearing the new MIZZOU hoodie I had gotten for Christmas. And
when he sensed that I was practically defenseless, he pounced. Not maliciously, to be sure, but with enough assurance to let me know he was, in this case, the dominant male. He didn’t come on like I, personally, had been involved in that initial raid on Lawrence, but his crimson and blue leanings were as readily apparent as was my Black and Gold. Turns out, he sends a daughter, along with a bunch of his money, to ku, just like we did, so we immediately had something in common. That, and that oath he took about healing folks. Cunningly, he left the dirty work to his nurse. He rather quickly identified the cause of my discomfort, explained the prescription he was calling in to Hy-Vee, and was off to see what seemed to me like it must have been at least a third of the under-3 population of Nodaway County which was gathered in the waiting room. The nurse’s assignment was to flush my ears, something I don’t think anyone since my mother had ever done for (to) me. It was also my sweet mother’s advice that I have always heeded about putting nothing smaller than my elbow in my ear. Maybe I have fudged a time of two with an index or a pinky finger, or perhaps a paperclip on the rarest of occasions, but I never, ever considered using an instrument the likes of which she casually put on the countertop when she entered the room. It looked more akin to a lance to be used by a jousting knight than by a nurse tending a delicate — and cowardly — patient. She seemed mildly befuddled when the water she pumped into my right ear did not gush from the left side of my head, and vice versa, but she was quite delicate with those tweezers and we got through the process without incident. Now, I gotta be feelin’ better before Wednesday when I’m supposed to be outta here for the Cotton Bowl. M-I-Z —!
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Editor’s note: Social Media Stew is a regular Daily Forum feature appearing on Tuesday and Thursday. Compiled by reporter Kevin Birdsell, the column consists of locally relevant comments harvested from a variety of social media sites.
Burlington Shooting I’m sickened by this article. It suggests that the VICTIM was a criminal transient. He was not. He was living with aunt and step-uncle and was murdered by said uncle. The article states Mickey left the house and Lewis followed him with a gun. Hear that? That’s not self defense. Mickey was leaving the altercation and Lewis followed him. THEN Lewis shot him in the chest point blank. That’s not self defense, like others said he could have stopped him by shooting him in the leg. The article is written with a skewed point of view. Mickey was a great guy and this article makes him sound like a monster. You should be ashamed Tony Brown!! Angel, Facebook I’m disabled! I walk w/ a walker. I dont care if someone was gonna hit ME…It wouldnt mean they deserve to be shot & loose their life ... Ive known Mickey more then half my life. If someone (took an action described by an expletive) for being drunk & disrespectful then I would understand. I dont care if I dont know the whole story...he DID NOT deserve death!! Mickey wasn’t the smartest guy, didn’t make the best decisions by any means!..& he drank too much. But he had a heart of gold & was genuinely good! Adam N Rayne, Facebook
Body of BJ resident found I have lived a lot of places... numerous cities, towns and counties....it does not matter where you go there will always be people who say the cops do not do their jobs....its not just Nodaway county. Police can only do what the law says whether they agree with it or not. People have got to stop bashing the police all the time....the world would be a horrible place (even more so than it already is) if we didn’t have law enforcement. This mans horrible death is being overshadowed by other horrible things that people refuse to let go. Franki, Facebook
Kansas City Chiefs Get missed field goals out of the system now. Too much of #Chiefs postseason history marred by FG chokes Blair, Twitter The 2013 #Chiefs are the sixth team in franchise history to record 50 or more touchdowns in a season Rachel, Twitter #NFL admits #Chargers should have been penalized on FG attempt by #Chiefs which would have given them another chance to win Bronco Brandon, Twitter
Title Town Maryville, Mo knows football. 7th, 8th, Frosh, JV, Varsity (state champs), College - @NWMOSTATE (D2 champs). All undefeated in 2013. 60-0. Jacki, Twitter
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Agriculture P.O. Box 188, Maryville, MO, 64468
Agriculture is a core part of Nodaway County, from booming agribusiness in Maryville to diverse farms throughout the county’s many rural communities. Contact Kaity Holtman at (660) 562-2424 to include stories on the Agriculture page.
Weekly Market Summary Closing on Friday, Dec. 27, 2013 Published by: Mo. Department of Agriculture Ag Business Development Division Market News Program
Visit mda.mo.gov for more market reports. Missouri weekly feeder cattle weighted avg. report Receipts: 43,104 Week ago: 17,015 Year ago: 28,078 Feeder Steers 360 lbs. 222.71 457 lbs. 206.86 552 lbs. 188.21 644 lbs. 175.69 746 lbs. 164.82 836 lbs. 159.29 947 lbs. 152.74
Feeder Heifers 363 lbs. 187.53 455 lbs. 176.57 550 lbs. 165.33 643 lbs. 158.14 739 lbs. 158.14 842 lbs. 152.81 937 lbs. 136.93
Northwest Missouri Weekly Summary
(Maryville, St. Joe) Receipts: 5109 Week ago: 3993 Year ago: 4939 Compared to last week feeder steers and heifers steady to 8.00 higher. Slaughter cows steady to 2.00 lower. 300-400 lbs. 400-500 lbs. 500-600 lbs. 600-700 lbs. 700-800 lbs. 800-900 lbs.
Feeder Steers 216.00-230.00 209.00-223.00 186.00-209.00 177.00-191.00 164.50-175.00 161.75-165.00
Feeder Heifers 186.00-190.00 171.00-191.00 162.50-176.00 157.00-164.50 153.00-176.50 153.35-157.60
Interior Missouri Direct Hogs Weekly receipts: 1468 Week ago: 2769 Year ago: 2113 Compared to last week, barrows and gilts steady to 2.00 lower. Sows steady to 2.00 lower. Barrows and gilts: Base carcass meat price 71.00-74.00, Weekly top Fri 74.00 Sows: 300-500 lbs 58.00-63.00, Over 500 lbs. 62.0066.00 Weekly Commodity Grain Futures Trends Compared to last Friday: Soybeans nearby .01 to .03 higher, other .03 to .04 lower, Wheat .16 to .23 lower, Corn .04 to .10 lower. Soybeans January March May July August
1331 1/2 1313 3/4 1298 3/4 1286 1/4 1266 1/2
Wheat March May July September December
609 616 1/4 621 631 644
Corn March May July September December
427 1/2 435 3/4 442 3/4 449 455 1/4
Livestock and outdoor pets require extra care and attention during cold weather, caution local veterinarians. Dr. Kirk Francis notes that access to windbreaks and other shelter is essential for cattle and horses, and that farmers and ranchers must take special care to ensure the availability of a constant, unfrozen water source.
Winter mandates additional care Continued from Page 1 according to another Maryville vet, Dr. Sally Hayse, who operates the South Paws Veterinary Clinic on South Main Street. Hayse said she has seen a significant increase in the number of animals in need of treatment due to cold temperatures and other weather-related factors affecting pet health. “We see dogs and cats who need treatment on their feet due to the sharp ice cutting their paw pads,” Hayse said. “We also see orthopedic-type injuries, particularly in older dogs, that are caused from slipping on the ice.”
Hayes and Kirk both said that owners of outdoor pets should consider sheltering their animals in a garage or other enclosed structure during times of extreme cold. If that’s not possible, be sure the animals at least have access to a temporary shelter created from a tarpaulin or similar protective surface insulated with straw, cedar chips or other material. The shelter should be positioned so as to offer the animal protection from the north wind and driving snow or sleet. “Be sure the animals have access to fresh, unfrozen water and give them extra food,” Hayse said. “The extra calories will help the animal keep its body temperature up.”
Grand River Mutual networks offer Rural Service Youth Tour
Secretary reports progress on trade Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has reported progress on a number of trade issues with China as a result of the 24th U.S.China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade (JCCT), which wrapped up last week in Beijing. “My discussions with Premier Li Keqiang and other Chinese leaders laid the groundwork for future cooperation related to our shared interests in food security, food safety, and sustainability, as well as the expansion of export opportunities for American farmers and ranchers,” Vilsack said. The JCCT is the highestlevel bilateral forum for the resolution of trade and investment issues between the United States and China. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker and U.S. Trade Representative Mi-
Cold weather calls for extra caution
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chael Froman co-chaired the JCCT with China’s Vice Premier Wang Yang. At the JCCT, a number of high-priority issues for agriculture were discussed, including access for beef and horticultural products, the approval process for biotechnology products, and import suspensions for four states related to avian influenza. On beef access, the United States and China reached consensus to continued dialogue, with the intention to restore market access by the middle of 2014. On horticulture, the Secretary re-affirmed a pathway for re-opening China’s market for Washington apples and California citrus. On biotechnology, the Secretary conveyed a need to streamline China’s biotech approval process.
Grand River Mutual Networks will provide an all expense paid trip for two high school juniors to the 2014 Foundation for Rural Service Youth Tour of Washington, D.C. The tour, May 31 through June 4, 2014, will include visits to famous national landmarks including: the U.S. Capitol, Arlington National Cemetery, Mount Vernon, and the Smithsonian Institution. Tour participants will also get a firsthand look at the legislative and regulatory processes that affect rural telecommunications.
Applications for the Youth Tour may be obtained from the guidance counselor at any high school served by GRM Networks or by visiting any local GRM Networks business office. Applications may also be completed online at www.grm.net. A committee of GRM Networks board members will interview selected finalists in April. Parents or guardians of applicants must be members of the GRM Networks. The students must be under 18 years old at the time of the Youth Tour.
Relatives of GRM Networks employees are not eligible. Please encourage all eligible high school juniors to apply for this trip of a lifetime. Questions about the Youth Tour should be directed to Amy Clapham by calling (888) 748-2110. You may also e-mail questions to amy@grm. net. Completed applications should be returned to the attention of Amy Clapham, GRM Networks, 1001 Kentucky Street, Princeton, MO 64673. Applications must be postmarked by Friday, March 14, 2014.
Registration opens for Governor’s 2014 Conference on Agriculture The Missouri Governor’s 44th Conference on Agriculture will be held Jan. 16-18, 2014 at the Westin Crown Center in Kansas City and is themed ‘Generations of Progress & Promise.’ The event will feature seminars and in-depth discussions on key issues in agriculture, including technology, advocacy and youth involvement and conclude with a celebration of agriculture led by Governor Jay Nixon. “The Governor’s Conference on Agriculture is a long-standing tradition for leaders among Missouri’s producers, agribusinesses and youth to come together to focus on the opportunities and challenges ahead and to learn from national and in-
ternational policy leaders,” said Missouri Department of Agriculture Acting Director Harry D. Bozoian. “We are excited to bring this outstanding event back to Kansas City and look forward to seeing the innovation and dedication of Missouri agriculture applied to the issues key to our longterm success.” The conference program will include nationallyrecognized speakers, indepth discussions and an agriculture trade show, all led by emcee Tom Brand of the National Association of Farm Broadcasters. Sessions include a panel discussion among Missouri’s agricultural commodity leaders, an Agricul-
ture Issues Update led by a team from Shook, Hardy and Bacon, LLP, and seminars on energy, research and technology, and highlighting successes and opportunities for youth in agriculture. The Governor’s Conference on Agriculture will also include a session titled “The Growth of a Missouri Wine Culture,” featuring Doug Frost, a Master Sommelier and Master of Wine - one of only three people in the world to hold such distinctions. A Friday evening BBQ and auction will benefit youth in agriculture. The Saturday awards banquet will feature entertainment by award-winning country
music star John Michael Montgomery. Attendees will also have the opportunity to connect with Missouri producers and small business owners during the opening Taste of AgriMissouri reception. The traditional reception, held Thurs., Jan. 16, will feature the finest products Missouri agriculture has to offer, including foods and beverages from Missouri’s agricultural organizations, wineries and other AgriMissouri member companies. The conference is open to the public; however registration is required for most events. Conference information is available on the Department’s website, mda. mo.gov.
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Photos courtesy of Nodaway County Historical Society
Above right: A celebrity author in the 1930s and ‘40s, Dale Carnegie inscribed this photograph with birthday greetings to “Mae.” Pictured above left is Dale Carnegie’s boyhood home near Bedison. After he became successful as the founder of America’s self-help industry, Carnegie made no secret of his distaste for life on a struggling family farm. Left: One hundred years after his birth, the U.S. Postal Department held a stamp cancellation in Maryville honoring the legacy of self-help author Dale Carnegie, who was born in Nodaway County in 1888.
Carnegie still a cipher after 125 years Continued from Page 1 In this his quasquicentennial year – the 125th anniversary of his birth – he’s again a cause célèbre because of a newly released biography by Steven Watts, a history professor at the University of Missouri in Columbia. Carnegie’s parents adhered to the Victorian values of faith, morality and plain hard work. But a childhood and adolescence of backbreaking labor while helping his family eke out a bare living on one struggling farm after another taught him that the road to success lay elsewhere than the straight furrow blazed by a Missouri mule. Recalling his youth in a letter to the Maryville Democrat-Forum in 1924, Carnegie wrote: “I have shucked corn down there by Bedison when the stalks were half blown down and covered with wet snow; I have milked and churned
and cut wood when I wanted to go fishing; I have worked in the boiling sun until a sorrel mule would have fallen weak, spent and exhausted if he had been trying to follow me …” Later he said: “I was ashamed of the fact that I had to live on the farm – I was ashamed of our poverty.” Carnegie wanted more than a life of grueling labor, and he was determined to find a way out. When his family moved to a farm near Warrensburg, he earned a teaching certificate from what is now the University of Central Missouri. In 1908 he had his first taste of success when he took a job with Armour & Co. earning $17 a week selling bacon, soap and lard throughout the Badlands of South Dakota. He went to New York City to try his hand at acting, but in 1912 began holding public speaking classes at the YMCA in Harlem. Two
years later he founded the Dale Carnegie Institute and in 1913 published his first book, Public Speaking and Influencing Men of Business. During World War I he enlisted in the U.S. Army and was stationed at Camp Upton on Long Island. After the war, he lived for a while in France and Hungary. In 1927 he married Lolita Baucaire, but the marriage ended in divorce in 1931. Then, in 1937 he published the book that changed everything: How to Win Friends and Influence People. As the Great Depression wound down, people were hungry for ways to increase their earning power, and Carnegie’s book fit the bill. Though widely embraced by readers, critics panned it as a cynical blueprint for manipulating others in order to make a fast buck. Sinclair Lewis, the Nobel Prize-
winning novelist and social critic, suggested that Carnegie’s views on the financial rewards of selling what amounted to soft soap reflected the materialistic values of George F. Babbitt, the venal and corrupt protagonist of “Babbit,” his acclaimed fictional account of greed and hypocrisy among smalltown America’s merchant class. In spite of the criticism, How to Win Friends and Influence People went on to sell more than 5 million copies and remained on national bestseller lists for more than a decade. In 1944 Carnegie married Dorothy Price Vanderpool, a woman 23 years his junior with whom he had a daughter, Donna Dale. Upon his death in 1955, Dorothy became the chairman of Carnegie’s parent company, Dale Carnegie & Associates Inc., an organization still thriving today. Carnegie once claimed that
“people who have a natural gift for diplomacy don’t write books on how to win friends and influence people. The reason I wrote the book is because I have blundered so often myself that I began to study the subject for the good of my own soul.” Whether he was a sincere practitioner of smooth salesmanship or a cynical master of manipulation is still a topic of debate. Decades after his death Carnegie remains a mystery of his own making. At his direction the marker on his grave in Belton Cemetery in Cass County, Missouri, reads simply, “Dale Carnegie, 18881955.”
Editor’s note: Research materials and documents for this story were provided with the gracious cooperation of the Nodaway County Historical Society.
Snapshots from Nodaway County’s past
Mail was tie that bound rural communities Editor’s note: Did You Know is an occasional feature written by Melissa Middleswart of the Nodaway County Historical Society and based on materials preserved in the society’s archives. Located at 110 N. Walnut St. in Maryville, the Nodaway County Historical Society Museum is currently on winter hiatus and will re-open to the public in March. By MELISSA MIDDLESWART
We all take our daily mail delivery for granted, but did you know that at one time you had to go to the post office in town to get your mail? An issue of the Maryville Tribune dated July 18, 1901, gives historical background regarding Rural Free Delivery in Nodaway County. At that time there were 28 routes with a total road length of 690 miles serving 11 towns countywide. Maryville had five routes; Burlington Junction four; Hopkins, Skidmore, Clyde and Parnell three each; Clearmont and Ravenwood two each; and Graham, Barnard and Quitman one route each. Routes averaged 25 miles, and each carrier would deliver and collect mail at an average of 114
farm homes daily — except on Sunday. The farm families served numbered 3,200, a total of 16,000 people. At that time a carrier earned $500 a year, making the combined salaries of rural carriers in Nodaway County $14,000 annually. The first rural carriers delivered by horseback and wagon, but by 1910 they were switching to Ford automobiles. Connecting farm families to surrounding towns via the U.S. Postal Department was an essential function of the federal government. Nodaway County boasted one of the most thorough and systematic rural mail networks in the state. Within three years it served two thirds of the county’s farmers, bringing mail to their homes once a day except on Sundays. Prior to that time farmers had to go to town on Saturdays to get their mail or trust an accommodating neighbor to bring it to them. The county owed its first RFD (Rural Free Delivery) routes to E.E. McJimsey, W.C. Pierce and Postmaster John G. Grems, who made sure Nodaway was served after learning that the Missouri applications period had closed
NODAWAY COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
This photo shows Maryville’s rural mail carriers during the early part of the 20th century. The carriers are standing on the steps of the newly completed Maryville Post Office, constructed in 1912. The North Main building became the Maryville Public Library in the 1960s. without this congressional district being included. The photo appearing with this story shows a group of Maryville rural carriers around 1912, including William Howard Wat-
son. He’s the man in the vest. The picture was taken on the steps of the newly constructed Maryville Post Office, which became the town’s public library in the 1960s when the Post Office
moved to 507 N. Fillmore. Do you have old photos or stories about Nodaway County in days gone by. Let the Historical Society know about it by calling (660) 582-8687.
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
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Maryville girls fall to LeBlond
Lady Spoofhounds drop to 3-3 against rival Eagles in title games By JASON LAWRENCE Sports Editor
Maryville and St. Joseph Bishop LeBlond are no strangers when it comes to meeting in the title game of LeBlond’s holiday tournament, so it makes sense the two rivals are now even in their six meetings in the contest. Unfortunately for the Spoofhounds, LeBlond has come away with the last two matchups, including Monday night’s 41-18 contest. LeBlond came out quickly and beat Maryville in transition after the Spoofhounds’ defense had been stellar in the previous two tournament games. “They were beating us just in transition a lot, not just against the press,” head coach Grant Hageman said. Maryville trailed 13-6 after the first quarter and faced a 29-8 deficit coming out of the locker room after halftime. “Early on, we couldn’t get in sync offensively, which put way too much pressure on our defense to be perfect,” Hageman said. “Then we had some breakdowns on defense that usually don’t happen, which made it even more frustrating. We were struggling to get shots on the offensive end and our defense wasn’t as good as it has been the past couple games.” The Lady ’Hounds’ defense got better in the second half and the team started executing better on the offensive end as well. “After halftime, we got a lot better shots, they just didn’t fall for us,” Hageman said. “When you’re
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Hand in her face
Maryville sophomore forward Josie Patton rose up for a jump shot in the Spoofhounds’ 41-18 loss to Bishop LeBlond in the LeBlond Holiday Tournament title game Monday night. Patton scored a team-high five points.
behind like that, it’s hard to get them to fall because you feel like you’ve got to make every single
one. Even in the third quarter, we came out in our first four possessions and executed perfectly and
2014 WINTER SPORTS PREVIEW
Off the Bench
Hate to say it, but Denver deserves it
Peyton Manning just wrapped up the single greatest individual regular season that likely has ever been put together. The Broncos have a strangle hold on the AFC and, in this reporters opinion, deserve to win the Super Bowl this year. That being said, it kills me to say that. It was a struggle to get my fingers to type the words. I’m a life-long Chiefs fan — bleeding red and gold since I was a youngster with my favorite Marcus Allen t-shirt. I’ve loathed the Broncos from John Elway to Tim Tebow and everything in between. I’ve argued with the Bronco faithful all over the place about how awful they are. But this year, they just deserve it. Let’s do a recap here. Manning started the season off torching the Ravens for seven touchdowns, tying an NFL record. That was the beginning of the records that he was able to amass himself and for the Broncos organization. Kevin Birdsell Manning threw 55 touchStaff Writer down passes, five more than Tom Brady’s 50 in 2007. He threw for 5,477 yards, narrowly passing Drew Brees’ 5,476 in 2011. As if to stick it to Brady, Manning led the Broncos beyond the 600-point barrier, scoring 606 points — the first team in NFL to cross the 600-point barrier. The Patriots set the record in 2007 with 589 points in their nearly-perfect season. Those are the big three records everyone is talking about, but they’re not the only ones Manning either eclipsed or had within his grasp. Manning tied Brees for most 350-plus yard passing games in a season with eight. He tied Dan Marino for most 400-plus yard passing games with four. He set the record for most passing yards in a single month with 1,755 this month. Manning set the record this season for most passing yards per game with 342.38 yards per game. He tied Marino for most games in a season with more than two touchdown passes with 15. He set the record for most games with four or more touchdown games with nine. He set the record for best touchdown to interception differential this season, going plus-45 (55 TDs, 10 ints). On top of all of those records, the 2013 Denver Broncos are the first team since 1969 to score 50 points in a game three times in a single season, which tied four other teams for the all-time record. See BRONCOS, Page 8
got really good shots. We executed our inbounds better, they just didn’t fall for us. Once we
relaxed a little bit, then we made more shots in the second half, but I thought we played a lot better in the second half.” Things clicked in the fourth quarter, but the hole was too big, even though Maryville surpassed its first half scoring in the fourth quarter, dropping in nine points. Sophomore forward Josie Patton scored all of her team-high five points in the second half, including four in the fourth quarter when she rolled free to the basket a couple times. Senior guard Chelsea Byland, who scored four points, was named to the all-tournament team after scoring 18 and 10 points, respectively, in the first two rounds of the tournament. “That’s a great thing. We’ve had a girl on the all-tournament team for seven years in a row and obviously, she’s our leader on the floor and on the offensive end, she’s who we go to a lot,” Hageman said. “She did a great job.” Hageman said this game could be used as a teaching game, since LeBlond executed well against Maryville’s 1-3-1 defense. “It’s going to be a great film to watch as far as how they did a great job of how they attacked the 1-3-1,” he said. “We can make adjustments to that. Some teams do a really good job attacking it and some teams really struggle with it.” Maryville (4-4) is back on winter break for a little while longer. The Lady Spoofhounds return to the court Jan. 10 at Lafayette in its first conference game of the year.
Take it to the ground
Maryville’s Nathaniel Alexander will be looked to for leadership this season after taking fourth in the state last year.
MHS looks to mix of veterans, youth By JASON LAWRENCE Sports Editor
Editor’s note: The Daily Forum will be previewing every high school team in Nodaway County as the 2014 portion of the season approaches. This is another installment in the series, which will be published over the next several weeks. With a mix of freshmen and several returning state qualifiers, the Maryville wrestling program is on pace to continue the success it has seen under head coach Joe Drake’s leadership. Drake, who is in his 40th year coaching at MHS, has over 400 dual
victories in his illustrious career and is the only coach to reach that plateau. With three returning state qualifiers in Dane Hull (152 or 160 lbs.), Nathaniel Alexander (126 lbs.) and Brendan Weybrew (heavyweight), Drake expects his team to be competitive this season after finishing below .500 last season. “(We want to) be competitive in duals and in conference,” Drake said. “(And) progressively improve as the season goes on.” Weybrew, who finished fourth in the state last season, and Alexander, who took sixth, as well as Hull will be leaned on to show some of the younger wrestlers the ropes. “We are starting several freshmen
this year,” Drake said. “Our success will depend on how they improve throughout the season.” The Spoofhounds are off to a 2-2 start on the season and will return to the mat on Jan. 9 against Savannah, Cameron and Lafayette. The rest of the lineup will be made up of Jacob Partridge (106), Cayden Dunbar (120), Matt Twaddle (132), Clayton Farrell (138), Logan Zimmerman (145), Thomas Schweinebart (152 or 160), Tripp Tucker (160), Trevor Zimmerman (170), Meric Sheehan (182) and Cody Jackson (195). Sheehan is currently out with a broken collar bone and the Spoofhounds are open in the 113 and 220 pound classes.
NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE Chiefs praise former tight end Gonzalez’s retirement KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Even though Tony Gonzalez is retiring as a member of the Atlanta Falcons, the Kansas City Chiefs still view the 13-time Pro Bowl tight end as one of their own. Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt said Monday that he’ll “always be considered a part of the Chiefs family” after Gonzalez reaffirmed Sunday that he doesn’t plan to play another NFL game.
Gonzalez was drafted by the Chiefs and spent his first 12 seasons in Kansas City. He was traded to the Falcons in 2009, when it appeared that Atlanta was going to give him a better shot at playing in the Super Bowl that eluded Gonzalez his entire career. Gonzalez was presented with a half Chiefs, half Falcons commemorative helmet during halftime of Atlanta’s 21-20 loss to the Panthers on Sunday.
5 NFL head coaches fired on ‘Black Monday’ It didn’t take long. Barely 12 hours after the NFL season ended, five head coaches were unemployed. Fired on Monday were Washington’s Mike Shanahan, Detroit’s Jim Schwartz, Minnesota’s Leslie Frazier and Tampa Bay’s Greg Schiano. The Cleveland Browns didn’t even wait that long, dismissing Rob Chudzinski on Sunday night after just one season on the job.
Schiano only got two years with the Buccaneers. Shanahan, who won two Super Bowls in Denver in the 1990s, spent four seasons with the Redskins. Frazier had a little more than three seasons with the Vikings and Schwartz coached the Lions for five seasons. One coach allegedly on the hot seat was retained: Rex Ryan, who has one more year on his contract, is staying with the New York Jets.
Broncos worthy of trophy Continued from Page 7 Let’s step back and look at that for what it is. Manning and the Broncos set or tied 11 different NFL records this year. That’s 11 different all-time records. This shall go down as the greatest season for a quarterback, if not an individual player, in NFL history. Manning is also the recipient this year of the Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year award. Unrelated? Maybe, but a large feat none the less. Manning will run away with the MVP award this year, as much as it kills me to say Jamaal Charles won’t win it. Charles has had a great season and the Chiefs wouldn’t have had the same year without him, but Manning is undoubtedly the most valuable player to his team, or to any team in the league. If the Super Bowl trophy was given away based on merit alone, the Broncos deserve it the most this year. The Chiefs had a great turn-around from last year, but their suspect play and gallery of ugly wins wouldn’t win them the trophy.
Seattle Seahawks fans would chase me up a tree for saying that the Broncos deserve it more than their team. The Seahawks are a great story with Russell Wilson, arguably the best overall person in the NFL, leading their team to a great season. Not only are they a great story, they’re a great team. Their defense isn’t one that anyone wants to mess with. But, be happy Chiefs fans, the trophy isn’t given away to the most deserving team every year. Last year’s Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens backed their way into the playoffs, losing five of their last six games, and came out with the trophy. Anything can happen in the playoffs, folks. The Broncos could go down in their first game. The Chiefs could sweep their way through the playoffs and win every game by 30. Heck even the Chargers could win a game, though I doubt it. This reporter wants to close things down by saying congratulations to Peyton Manning and the Broncos on the amazing season they have had. WIth all of that being said, I wish him and his team a swift exit from the playoffs.
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
NFL says officials erred on Chiefs’ missed field goal By BERNIE WILSON AP Sports Writer
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The NFL acknowledged that referees erred in not penalizing the San Diego Chargers for an illegal formation on a missed 41-yard field goal attempt by Ryan Succop of the Kansas City Chiefs with four seconds left in regulation on Sunday. Succop was wide right on the kick, and the Chargers went on to win 27-24 in overtime to claim the AFC’s final playoff spot. The Pittsburgh Steelers would have been in the postseason had Kansas City won the game. San Diego lined up with seven men on one side of the snapper, and NFL rules state no more than six players can be on the line of scrimmage on either side of the snapper. The NFL said in a statement Monday that the penalty should have been called by referee Bill Leavy’s crew, moving the ball 5 yards closer to the end zone and giving Succop another attempt at the game-winning field goal. Succop was 15 of 16 this season from within 40 yards. The NFL did not say whether Leavy’s crew would be disciplined. Chiefs coach Andy Reid actually called his final timeout after the missed field goal and tried to convince the officiating crew of the illegal formation. But because illegal formations are not reviewable, Reid had no other recourse and the play stood. “I called a timeout right there. That was for a reason,” Reid said. “I couldn’t challenge, all I had was a timeout, so maybe they’d take a peek and read through the
timeout and see what took place, but listen, human error. ... There’s not much more you can say.” The outcome of the game didn’t have any bearing on the Chiefs, who rested most of their starters. Kansas City was already assured of the No. 5 seed in the AFC playoffs and will head to Indianapolis on Saturday for a rematch of a game won two weeks ago by the Colts. The result had significant repercussions for the Chargers and Steelers, though. San Diego (9-7) earned the final AFC playoff spot when Nick Novak kicked a 36-yard field goal in overtime to win the game. The Chargers will visit Cincinnati in the wild-card round Sunday. The Steelers (8-8), meanwhile, would have claimed the playoff spot through a series of tiebreakers had Kansas City won, and Pittsburgh coach Mike Tomlin even said Monday he knew the Chargers were lined up illegally before the field goal attempt. “What transpired yesterday was unfortunate for our hopes moving forward. We’ll have to find a way to accept that and move forward,” Tomlin said. “I’m not going to lose any sleep over something that happened in a stadium that we weren’t even in.” Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said he noticed the Chargers were lined up incorrectly before the field goal attempt. “What transpired yesterday was unfortunate for our hopes moving forward, we’ll have to find a way to accept that and move forward,” he said. “I’m not going to lose any sleep over something that happened in a stadium that we weren’t even in.”
Rested Chiefs playoff ready By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — It appears the Kansas City Chiefs will be near full strength when they visit the Indianapolis Colts for an AFC wild-card playoff game on Saturday. Chiefs coach Andy Reid said wide receiver Dwayne Bowe was going through the protocol Monday to be cleared from a
concussion that he sustained against Indianapolis two weeks ago. Reid also said that linebacker Tamba Hali was progressing from inflammation in his knee. Linebacker Justin Houston, who’s been out with a dislocated elbow, and left tackle Branden Albert, who’s been out with a hyperextended knee, are also expected back. The Chiefs rested most of their starters in a 27-24 overtime loss at San Diego on Sunday.
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Entertainment Hollywood struggles against new film meccas By NICK PERRY & RYAN NAKASHIMA Associated Press
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Keanu Reeves in 47 Ronin © 2013 - Universal Pictures
47 Ronin works even with Reeves starring By Gary Darling Staff Writer
The very idea of Keanu Reeves in a samurai film seems almost laughable, at least to me. Now I know Mr. Reeves has had several dramatic parts that have been critically acclaimed, but I was always remember him as one of the “Wyld Stallyns.” Although I felt it was against my better judgement, I decided to give Mr. Reeves (or Neo to his friends) one more chance to win me over with his dramatic chops in “47 Ronin.” To my delight he did, and he did it in a way that actually surprised me. His role wasn’t very word heavy so he was forced to rely on emoting and physicality.
This was something I didn’t think he had a firm grasp on but I was so, so wrong. Reeves was great and served the film well, although it seemed his role of Kai was almost that of a supporting character. The real star of this film is the dynamic Hiroyuki Sanada as Oishi. This incredible actor is the highlight of the film. I loved his entire performance. Another way that this film really hit home with me was how it depicted a real-life group of samurai from 18th-century Japan. However, the film is more than just a straight-forward account of true events. There is plent of fine storytelling and visual appeal. Although I could have done with fewer special effects and a bit more
attention to the storyline, the film works from beginning to end. The major weakness of this film is the bad guys. They’re cookiecutter copies of just about every group of martial arts villians in cinema history. Tadanobu Asano’s portrayal of Lord Kira is laughable. There was just no originality or even a bare attempt to stretch the part and make it more interesting. Another questionable addition to the 47 Ronin mythos is the witchlike Mizuki portrayed by Rinko Kikuchi. The girl just can’t act. Overall, though, this is a pretty solid film, especailly for a younger male audience. So if you like samurai films, put your prejudice against Keanu aside and enjoy. 3.5 stars
LOS ANGELES (AP) — In the old days, filmmakers flocked to Hollywood for its abundant sunshine, beautiful people and sandy beaches. But today a new filmmaking diaspora is spreading across the globe to places like Vancouver, London and Wellington, New Zealand. Fueled by politicians doling out generous tax breaks, filmmaking talent is migrating to where the money is. The result is an incentives arms race that pits California against governments around the world and allows powerful studios —with hundreds of millions of dollars at their disposal— to cherry-pick the best deals. The most recent iteration of the phenomenon came earlier this month when James Cameron announced plans to shoot and produce the next three “Avatar” sequels largely in New Zealand. What Cameron gets out of the deal is a 25 percent rebate on production costs, as long as his company spends at least $413 million on the three films. “There’s no place in the world that we could make these sequels more cost effectively,” says producer Jon Landau. It is neither the archipelago’s volcanoes nor its glaciers that are attractive, because the “Avatar” movies will be shot indoors. Sure, Peter Jackson’s award-winning special effects infrastructure is there, but the deciding factor was the money. “We looked at other places,” says Landau. But in the end, “it was this rebate.” In exchange, the local economy will benefit hugely, Landau says, comparing the ripple effect to the boost that comes from new home construction. “We’re doing lumber, we’re catering for hundreds of people a day. We’re housing people in hotels. We’re going to a stationery store and tripling their business in a year.” The deal was “the best Christmas present we could have possibly hoped for,” says Alex Lee, an Auckland, New Zealand-based entertainment lawyer. The news is especially welcome because the local screen industry is facing a potential drought: The Starz pay TV series “Spartacus” finished this year and Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit” trilogy is set to wrap next year. Thanks to the “Avatar” sequels, the 1,100 workers at Weta Digital Ltd., the ground-breaking digital effects house Jackson cofounded in 1993, can keep plugging away through 2018. “It would have been a real shame if we had lost any of that talent and they had to move to follow the films,” says Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown. The tax incentives race is destined to accelerate next year. State incentives in California — home to “Star Wars” pioneer Industrial Light & Magic — are too small to accommodate big-budget movies. Democratic Assembly member Raul Bocanegra is preparing a bill to expand their scope, but it could take months to get through committees, says his chief of staff, Ben Golombek. And the U.S. federal incentive, an arguably difficultto-use tax deduction of up to $20 million per film or TV episode, is set to expire at the end of 2013. “Once our federal incentive ends in two weeks, you’re going to have a lot of people who are going to go elsewhere,” says Hal “Corky” Kessler, a tax incentives lawyer with Chicago-based Deutsch, Levy & Engel. Industry business leaders say they’re simply following the money.
Prince Avalanche gets buried in its own self-importance By Gary Darling Staff Writer
Paul Rudd in a movie that isn’t a comedy? That should have been my first clue that this film might not be as grand as I was hoping. Putting that aside, I really enjoy him as an actor and wanted to see if he could pull off a role that was outside his norm. Enter “Prince Avalanche.” Could this comedic stalwart pull off such a different type of performance? Also, I saw the trailer for this film when I was searching for a movie to review a few months ago. It was part of the “coming soon” section of my movie streaming service and looked rather odd and appealing. Of course that is what trailers are supposed to do, appeal to you. Unfortunately, in this day and age, you may want to pay a bit more attention to what is presented as part of the film’s promotional package. That being said, with “Prince Avalanche,” Paul Rudd is very good. Putting that aside, though, the film is just plain horrible, boring, and without a cohesive story line. And that is bad, very, very bad. ––––– After a wildfire ravaged a part of the Texas landscape, there is cleanup and repair work that
Emile Hirsch and Paul Rudd in Prince Avalanche © 2013 - Magnolia Pictures needs to be taken care of. Enter Alvin (Paul Rudd) and his girlfriend’s brother Lance (Emile Hirsch). This odd pair leaves the city behind for the boring and repetitive job of repainting the traffic lines down the center of country roads.Alvin is meditative and stern, while Lance is a bit dopey and very insecure. As they spend their days working on this tedious job surround-
ed by a wonderful landscape, they begin to learn more about each other and their own limitations. Then Lance returns from a weekend furlough with a “Dear John” note from his sister for Alvin and the whole dynamic of the job changes. Would this crush their spirits or strengthen their unlikely friendship? ––––– For me, this movie begins and
ends with the performance of Paul Rudd. He is the only thing about this film that I enjoyed, and he sold me on his portrayal of Alvin. It is just plain good. Emile Hirsch is okay as Lance, but his performance gets a bit stereotypical, and he is unable to bring anything new to what amounts to a stock Hollywood character. The movie itself was a train wreck. It has all the makings of
being something special but continuously falls flat on its face. It was like the filmmakers had no idea how to pull a cohesive plot out of the script and the movie suffered. If you like Paul Rudd and you want to see him do something different, this film succeeds. Although you might want to make sure you had a good night’s sleep in order to keep from nodding off. Rating, 1.5 stars
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
BY DAVE GRAUE AND JACK BENDER
FRANK AND ERNEST®
ARLO & JANIS®
BY JIMMY JOHNSON
BY LINCOLN PEIRCE MONTY®
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BY BILL SCHORR
BY JIM MEDDICK
BY CHIP SANSOM SOUP TO NUTZ®
BY PAUL TRAP
BY RICK STROMOSKI
You will feel a sense of wanderlust this year. Making changes may arouse suspicion. You will not always make the best decisions, but you will learn from your mistakes. Update your skills if you want to make professional advancements. Idleness is your enemy. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -You will have extra discipline today, so you should be off to a good start. Make careful plans, and network with people who can be helpful. Don’t be afraid to go your own way. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -Allow yourself to think big. Make a point of being social, and you will have a chance to meet someone who will help you reach your goals. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -Take a moment to re-examine your strategy before you head down the wrong path. Although you will have great stamina, your tendency will be to overdo things. Focus on efficiency. ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Prepare to enjoy a spectacular event. Take the time to make everything perfect. It’s best to approach the new year with optimism. Be confident that you will do well. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You may feel vulnerable, but a change in attitude is all that is needed to turn things around. Think carefully about what you want and what you need. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- This will be a memorable time. Opportuni-
BRIDGE BY PHILLIP ALDER
SUDOKU Difficulty: 3 (of 5)
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TUESDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2013 by Bernice Bede Osol
This week we are looking at the 2013 International Bridge Press Association awards. The Yeh Bros. Best Bid of the Year was given to
ties will be vast. You should be able to pick and choose from an array of options. The only rule is to follow through on your aims. CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- With high energy and fervent spirits, you are prepared to enjoy the wonder of life. Although you face changes, this year promises to reward you for all your hard work and tough sacrifices. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Nothing can get in the way of having fun. It’s time to cut loose and celebrate the past and the future. Things are beginning to heat up in your life, so enjoy the sizzle. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- It’s best to take a rest today. Overdoing it will lead to setbacks. Don’t be misled by others. Use your intuition and make independent choices. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- A shrewd change will help you follow your dreams. Make a New Year’s resolution that you will be able to uphold. It’s a busy time, and you should be at your best. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- Acknowledging that you are reaching the end of a cycle will prepare you for the future. Make an effort to focus on your finances. Don’t repeat the cash flow crises you’ve experienced in the past. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- You’ll be able to charm others with ease. Attending events may lead to opportunities for romance. The new year will be a time of reinvention. Invest in your goals with an open mind.
Peter Bertheau from Sweden. The journalist prize went to Micke Melander from Sweden. Bertheau had the North hand, playing in the 2012 World Mind Sports Games (formerly World Team Olympiad) final against Poland in Lille, France. (This event took place too late for inclusion in that year’s awards.) South opened two hearts, which showed a six-card suit and 10-13 high-card points. West overcalled four diamonds, Leaping Michaels, indicating at least 5-5 in spades and diamonds. Bertheau now set out to try to buy the contract at any level. He responded only four hearts. East jumped to five spades to invite a slam, but West was not interested, having a weaker hand in high-card terms than normal for Leaping Michaels. Bertheau continued his plan with six hearts. And when East took a safety-bid with six spades (it seemed that both sides had a dou-
ble fit), Bertheau moved on to seven hearts. Certain that this was a sacrifice, East doubled. But the contract was laydown for plus 2,470. At the other table, NorthSouth had a misunderstanding, eventually stopping in six hearts. East sacrificed in six spades, doubled and down one. This gave Sweden 20 international match points en route to the title. The Swedish Bridge Federation website called this Bertheauvenly music.
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Legal complaint filed over prayer in Fayette school FAYETTE, Mo. (AP) — A mid-Missouri high school continues to allow prayer sessions on school grounds despite a legal complaint that claims the gatherings are unconstitutional. Fayette Schools Superintendent Tamara Kimball said district administrators haven’t considered ending the Friday morning sessions since the American Humanist Association filed a complaint in November. The district doesn’t believe it has done anything wrong by allowing the Fellowship of Christian Students to conduct the sessions, she said. “The question would be, ‘Why?’” she said. “If we’ve done something wrong and we need to do something different, we would certainly be open to that. But to end something for the sake of ending something with no real reason is not how we operate.” The complaint was filed by the humanist association, a student and a parent of a former Fayette student. It seeks to end the prayer sessions and “any similar ille-
gal activity,” as well as damages from the defendants. When the complaint was filed in November, Monica Miller, a legal consultant for the humanist association, said the meetings took place during school hours and were promoted by a math teacher, Gwen Pope. In an answer filed Dec. 23 by attorney Duane Martin, the school district, Pope and former Fayette High School Principal Darren Rapert said the sessions were held after school doors were unlocked but before classes began. While acknowledging that Pope sometimes would say ‘amen’ at the end of the student-led prayers and occasionally bowed her head and closed her eyes during the prayers, the defendants said Pope’s participation constituted “private speech” on her part. She also made flyers for the group and was given a religious book by the Fellowship of Christian Students, but the defendants denied that Pope refused to promote other clubs or displayed the book in her classroom.
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The Nodaway County Sheriff’s office was alerted to a one-vehicle accident at the intersection of Route V and Hallmark Road west of Maryville late Monday afternoon. According to Sheriff Darren White, the driver of the Ford Ranger, Jim Blessington, failed to navigate a curve in the roadway, losing control and then rolling as he attempted to correct his path and passing through a barbed-wire fence on the opposite side of the roadway. Sheriff White did not believe there were any serious injuries, but said the driver suffered minor facial lacerations during the accident. A passenger in the pickup truck, Blessington’s wife, Lindy, was transported to St. Francis Hospital by Nodaway County Ambulance.
Shutdown unsettling FARMERSVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Just days before Christmas, Jeremy Jones was out of work — along with nearly 200 of his co-workers at a central Illinois coal mine. The timing was made even worse when they learned that the basic health insurance they expected through next year also was gone. Operators of the Crown III mine just south of Springfield pulled the plug on the site December 20, making good on their October notice that the closure was unavoidable after the mine lost its biggest customer. But with only a few days’ notice, workers got word about their health insurance, especially bad news for one miner who said his wife was undergoing cancer treatment. As Illinois wrestles an unemployment rate of 8.7 percent, one of the nation’s highest, the affected know they’ll have to scramble to replace jobs that often paid more than $60,000 a year. Crown III was the last mine in Illinois with organized labor, union officials said. Coal mining workers fear a future of such layoffs due to enhanced federal regulation and environmental pressures that many in the industry derisively cast as a “war on coal.” But Crown III’s shutdown was based on more local circumstances, underscoring the vulnerability of smaller producers who rely on one big customer — in this case, agribusiness giant Archer Daniels Midland Company, which did not renew a contract.
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Maryville Public Safety officers worked a two-car non-injury accident Monday morning. The collision took place at approximately 10 a.m. at the intersection of South Main and the Highway 71 bypass. Officers arrived on the scene to find that a red Chevrolet Trailblazer SUV had been struck from behind by a gray Pontiac sedan while waiting to make a left turn. Both vehicles contained a driver and one passenger. The drivers’ identities were not immediately available. The Trailblazer appeared to have sustained minor damage. The Pontiac sustained major damage to the hood and front quarter panels.
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