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Mississippi may close to traffic Water reduction from Missouri River will cause levels to drop. By Amanda Layton

The Army Corp of Engineers will proceed with a plan to lessen the flow of water into the Mississippi River from the Missouri River reservoir, despite an impassioned plea from Gov. Jay Nixon late last week to the Assistant Secretary of the Army, Jo-Ellen Darcy.

Toby Taylor, of Perryville, has been a boat pilot for Luhr Brothers for roughly 15 years. His travels take him up and down the river from Ste. Genevieve to New Orleans. He said current talk about Toby the MissisTaylor sippi River being closed to river traffic isn’t surprising. “People who work on the river have been talking about this day coming since June or July,” he said. Although he doesn’t recall a time where levels in the Mississippi were this low, Taylor said he has talked to boat pilots who’ve been on the river longer than he has who recall the record low levels of 1988. “Although the levels are


Nixon has said any reduction in water reaching the Mississippi will make an already precarious situation worse for the barge traffic along the river. With the American Waterways Operators and Waterways Council behind him, Nixon asked that the Corps forgo their current plan that would stop the release of water from the Missouri River’s upstream reservoirs beginning Dec. 1. See RIVER/Page 5A

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close to what they were in ’88, the men that saw it will tell you we are in better shape now than we were then, because of the Army Corps work to keep the channels clear,” he said. “So we are in better shape.” Taylor said the situation is still serious, but it is not uncommon to have portions of the river impassible during stages of extreme flooding or low levels. “There are portions of the river that were closed already this year,” he said. “And barges can’t be loaded as deep, but this isn’t the first time this has happened.” Taylor said closing the river will hurt everyone, not just riverboat pilots. “Most people don’t realize how dependent many businesses are on the river for shipping their products,” he said. “It isn’t just about the jobs of those who work on the river or along it. It is See PILOT/Page 5A

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The cast of St. Vincent High School’s “The Music Man” practice some final touches at a dress rehearsal Tuesday afternoon in preparation for their Friday-night opening at the Perry Park Center.

‘Music Man’ starts Friday There will be performances Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and tickets are $7 each. By Amanda Layton

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SV Middle School student Samuel Baer will join the high school drama production to fill the roll of Winthrop Paroo in the musical.

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Cathcarts expect to feed 300 this Thanksgiving

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Charles and Sharon Cathcart will, for the second consecutive year, hold a Thanksgiving dinner at the Perry County Community Center / Senior Center for those folks who will either be alone for the holiday, or may not have the means.

The couple, along with donors and volunteers, will offer the dinner at Perryville Senior Ctr. Amanda Keefe

The holidays can be a lonely time, but in Perryville, one couple has made it their mission to correct that on Thanksgiving. For the second year, Sharon and Charles Cathcart will hold a Thanksgiving feast at the Perry County Senior Center for those who may not have the family or funds to have an

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Seventy-six trombones may lead a big parade, but Healy Rodman is leading her troupe from St. Vincent High School to the stage for their fall production of the Tony award winning Meredith Wilson musical “The Music Man.” Performances will be held at the Perry Park Center at 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday, and again on Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $7 each and will be available at the door. Although Rodman has some seasoned St. Vincent stage performers in her cast, like Danielle Preston who will portray Maud

Dunlop, and Levi Krauss who actually played the part of Winthrop Paroo a few years ago in a previous production of the” Music Man,” this will be her first time directing a production at St. Vincent. “I have done some shows while in St. Louis,” Rodman said. “But nothing this big or elaborate.” Roughly 25 students make up the cast list and behind the scenes stage crew. Band director Bill Fischer is lending his talents to make the musical a success, as are fellow musicians teacher Anne Donze and pianist Pat Hohenadel among others. Wilson’s “The Music Man” takes place in a little town in Iowa in 1912. Con man Harold Hill, played by Levi Krauss, hops a train and decides to try out his latest scheme on the fine folks of


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enjoyable holiday on their own. “It’s geared toward anyone who would be by themselves on Thanksgiving,” said Sharon Cathcart. “Or, for any person who doesn’t financially have the means.” The meal is free, and anyone is invited to attend. Last year, Sharon said the community, not to her surprise, willingly offered monetary help for the purchase of much of the food, and one anonymous woman even donated all the turkeys, as she will do again this year. Sharon, who works at Perry County Memorial Hospital, said the See CATHCART/Page 5A

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Military Museum Open The museum, located on the second floor of the Perryville Higher Education Center, is open weekly from 1-3 p.m. on Tues. and Thurs., and Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. Weekends are by appointment only.

Mystery Photo of the Week Can you identify this photo? This is one of many unidentified photos on file at the Perry County Historical Society. If you can identify this photo, please email or call us at 573-547-4567.

75 YEARS AGO Perry County Republican, Nov. 11, 1937 With a great number of exhibitors in prospect than ever before, the thirty-first annual St. Louis Automobile Show will open at the Arena, 5700 Oakland Avenue, on Sunday, Nov. 14, for a run of eight days. Twenty-three lines of American-made cars will be on display, and there will be many booths devoted to trucks, equipment and accessories.

50 YEARS AGO Perry Co. Republican, Nov. 15, 1962 Whew! There were lots of happenings in our town last Friday. The water hose on the school bus broke and the children had to wait two hours for another bus to pick them up. Mrs. Sherman Swan went into the shed to butcher a chicken and the wind blew the door shut and locked her in for quite a while until Wayne Noe and Emil Klobe discovered what had happened and let her out and when she finally did get out she was quite upset. That afternoon the boys were playing football during recess at the public school and Gary Bohnert fell and Glenn Noe fell on top of him and Gary suffered the fracture of two bones in his right arm. He was taken to the P. C. Memorial Hospital for treatment.

25 YEARS AGO The Monitor, Nov. 12, 1987 Security was tight for the trial of Clarence Mason, 24, who faced four charges relating to the alleged hatchet murder of Donna Younts near Jackson last May. Mason…was found guilty to the misdemeanor offense of assault in the third degree for assaulting a witness to the crime…In addition to the misdemeanor assault charge, he also had been charged with tampering with physical evidence in connection with the burying of Younts’ body. More than 15 law enforcement officers were stationed in the courthouse and in the city to maintain security and thwart any possible escape attempt by Mason or another man held in the city jail as a possible witness at the trial.

Grotto Sculpin meeting From 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., an informational meeting will be held for the public, with discussion specifically on agriculture and landowner issues, regarding the recent issues centering around the fish. Held at Perryville Career Center Meeting Room on the Perryville High School campus. Please attend. Free campfire event Join the Youth & Parents Program around the campfire for hot dogs and smores from 6-7:30 p.m. at Legion Lake. If you and your family plan to attend, please call (573) 547-1292 so that enough food is provided. Please dress according to the weather and bring along a blanket or lawn chair to sit on. Children MUST BE accompanied by a parent or guardian during the entire event in order to attend.

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shopping for 2013 Medicare drug plans is available free of charge in Perry County. Consumer Educators from APPLE Paperwork Service will be at the Perryville Senior Center at 10 a.m. Nov. 15.

Bingo SMTS Bingo at noon at the Perryville Senior Center and the East Perry Senior Center.

Senior activities n Tai Chi exercise for seniors at the East Perry Senior Center at 12:15 p.m. and at the Perryville Senior Center at 1:30 p.m. Join us for stretching and balance exercises designed just for seniors. n Apple Project will be at the East Perry Senior Center at 10:30 a.m. to help with Medicare Part D enrollment.

TOPS to meet Meets every Tuesday evening from 5-6 p.m. at the Perryville Senior Center. Everyone is welcome. Senior Center activities n Tai Chi exercise for seniors at the East Perry Senior Center at 12:15 p.m. and at the Perryville Senior Center at 1:30 p.m. Join us for stretching and balance exercises designed just for seniors. n Bank of Missouri Birthday dinner (at both senior centers). Join us for cake and ice cream to celebrate November birthdays. n Perry County Health Department Blood Pressure Clinic at the Perryville Senior Center at 10:30 a.m.


The Music Man The St. Vincent High School’s The Music Man which opens Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. Additional dates are Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. and Nov. 18 at 2 p.m. with all performances at the Perry Park Center. Tickets are $7 each and will be available at the high school until the afternoon of Nov. 15, at which point they will be available at the Park Center box office.

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Nutrition info Perry Oaks will present an interesting and informative program on senior health and nutrition at 10:30 a.m. at the Perryville Senior Center.

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Blood drive Perry County Memorial Hospital will hold a blood drive from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. All presenting donors will receive an American Red Cross drink tumbler while supplies last. Give the gift that means something this holiday season—give life for up to three people.

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Chili dinner Altenburg Public School will host its fifth annual chili dinner at Immanuel Hall in Altenburg from 3:30-7 p.m. The dinner will include chili, peanut butter bread, carrots, dessert and a drink. Cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children. APS students will sell tickets prior to the dinner but walk-ins will be welcome. Carry-outs will be available.

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Bingo Better Hearing Bingo will be held at the Perryville Senior Center at 10:30 a.m.

Pure Prairie League Pure Prairie League will appear at the Farmington Civic Center’s Centene Center. The band, best known for hits such as “Amie, Falling In and Out of Love,” will begin at 7:30 p.m. Reserved seats for the show are $35 and are on sale at the Civic Center box office or can be charged by phone at (573) 756-0900. For more information visit www.farmingtonciviccenter. com.

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Heroes are all around us in Perry County

The dictionary defines a hero as a man of distinguished courage or ability, admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities. Looking around my community this week, the thing that has stuck out most to me were the many heroes. The front page of Tuesday’s paper showed a house in flames, while below the fold was a photo of a Ford MusAMANDA tang smashed beyond LAYTON recognition. THE MOM In the background SQUAD and small print of both of those stories are the heroes. I see heroes in the faces of the rescue workers and paramedics that offered aid to my fellow community members this week, like the ones that pulled two young men from a crashed-up car. And again in the face of a crash victim’s father, who had just returned home from a trip to the shores of New York, where he had traveled to offer aid to the people of the coast whose lives had been turned upside down by Hurricane Sandy. One thousand miles and a day later, he finds that this time, it’s his family needing the help. These are the ones whose names seldom make the press, but are there to offer aid and assistance, or as Tuesday’s front-page photo shows, a comforting gesture like the one given by the firefighter to a distraught homeowner who stood helpless in his front yard while his home disintegrated into ash. These heroes are the ones that rush headlong into precarious situations, and are on the other end of the phone when we dial 911 when disaster strikes. I saw heroes on Sunday as the Perry County Military History Museum when it opened its doors to the public, sharing the plethora of artifacts earned by generations of heroes that called Perry County home; their uniforms and medals being graciously donated by family members so that we might all appreciate the rich military history of the community. The possessions dating back more than two centuries of men and women who stood to defend against tyranny and evil. Standing in front of a glass case of photographs depicting World War II veterans, with last names as familiar to me as my own, I saw a young soldier in a picture dating back to the 1940s with the last name Abernathy underneath it. Quickly, I understood this must be where his son and grandson I know got their piercing blue eyes. I saw heroes in Paramy and Jessica Mahathath, as they worked towards bringing a new Frisbee golf course to Perryville. You might not think that is hero material, but I do. They had the courage and the fortitude to turn an idea into a reality, and devised a presentation to take to city leaders to make their voices heard. Because we live in a great See LAYTON/Page 5A

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Thanks for the Cathcarts

This couple, volunteers make Thanksgiving special for hundreds Everyone knows someone who is alone in this world, whether they’ve suffered a family loss, or are young and just starting out, or a variety of other reasons. For these people, holidays can be a particularly lonely time. Perryville residents Sharon and Charles Cathcart are out to change that, to prevent anyone from being alone for Thanksgiving dinner this year. They plan to feed 300 — anyone alone or anyone who can’t afford a big dinner is invited to join the Cathcarts. They, along with several volunteers, will set up to serve Thanksgiving dinner from noon-4 p.m., Thanksgiving Day, at the Perryville Senior Center. “It’s geared toward anyone who

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would be by themselves on Thanksgiving,” said Sharon Cathcart, an employee at Perry County Memorial Hospital. “Or, for any person who doesn’t financially have the means.” The Cathcarts both decided more than a year ago to share Thanksgiving dinner with a friend … or a lot of friends. Last year, about 150 made it to the first Cathcart Thanksgiving dinner. This year, they expect to have double the diners. Others are chipping in. The hospital is donating all of the veg-

etables, and an anonymous donor is supplying all of the turkeys. Plus, there’s plenty of volunteers to help serve, clean and make sure the operation runs smoothly. “We’re not turning down any volunteers,” Sharon said. “The kindness of this community is just overwhelming. Everyone just came together to make this meal happen.” Anyone interesting in volunteering or donating should contact Sharon at (573) 768-9461 or Charles at (573) 768-0090. “We wanted to make a difference,” Sharon said. Indeed, the Cathcarts’ generosity has made a big difference, and not just for those who are served Thanksgiving dinner, but also for those who serve the meal.


Those on Social Security: be thankful for election results Dear Editor: Give thanks. All us folks that are living on Social Security should give thanks and gratitude in the fact that Slick Mitt Romney and Todd Akin won’t be taking it away from us. PAUL COLLINS Perryville

NHL season looks bleak for this year Dear Editor: It looks like the 2012-13 NHL season will be put on ice. I’ve never been a fan of Gary Bettman, NHL President. Bettman should, by now, get a

federal mediator or a middleman. My choice of a middleman would be John Davidson, former president of the St. Louis Blues Hockey Club. Davidson has been a player, broadcaster and president of the St. Louis Hockey Blues. He also brought the fans back to Savvis Center In 2005 Bill Laurie got rid of high salary players so he could sell the team. Attendance went down to an all time low. Like it or not, farewell to Mark McGwire of the St. Louis Cardinals. Jared, I agree with your choice in the upcoming presi-

dential election. LARRY H. ENDRES Perryville

Voter fraud is not ‘manufactured’ Dear Editor: In recent weeks, the push has been on to paint “voter fraud” as some sort of manufactured controversy. As someone who has worked in this field, I can assure you, it is not. There is not only ample room for voter fraud to take place technically, but there have been cases of actual voter fraud suspected and prosecuted in the state in recent years, as well.

Voter fraud is real. Voter fraud can swing elections. If voter fraud constitutes just 1/2 of a percent of the vote total, how many races does that affect? How many statewide and local races have you seen decided by a point or less, and how likely is it that none of those races turned on fraudulent votes? It is a burden on voters’ rights to allow the floodgates of voter fraud and abuse to remain open, even for one election. Missouri can do better. PATRICK ISHMAEL Show-Me Institute St. Louis, Mo.

A request for prayers for all veterans, including Knowlan Veterans Day is a time for us to reflect on the sacrifice and service of our American Veterans. It was 86 years ago that the U.S. Congress recognized the severe sacrifice made by those who fought in “The Great War” (World War I) DONNA and those who LICHTENEGGER lost family and friends in that FROM THE HOUSE global struggle. The words contained in the below 1926 Congressional resolution are filled with emotion and resolve:

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Whereas the 11th of No-

vember 1918, marked the cessation of the most destructive, sanguinary, and far reaching war in human annals and the resumption by the people of the United States of peaceful relations with other nations, which we hope may never again be severed, and Whereas it is fitting that the recurring anniversary of this date should be commemorated with thanksgiving and prayer and exercises designed to perpetuate peace through good will and mutual understanding between nations; and Whereas the legislatures of twenty-seven of our States have already declared November 11 to be a legal holiday: Therefore be it Resolved by the Senate (the House of Representatives

concurring), that the President of the United States is requested to issue a proclamation calling upon the officials to display the flag of the United States on all Government buildings on November 11 and inviting the people of the United States to observe the day in schools and churches, or other suitable places, with appropriate ceremonies of friendly relations with all other peoples. This Veterans Day has had a heightened emotion for me since the passing of Major Garrett Knowlan of Jackson while on active duty. No doubt his family also was in special grief during this time of remembrance. I encourage folks to say a

prayer for all who have served our nation and especially for the Knowlan family. He had a very strong faith and now watches over all of us sitting next to God. I’m requesting that you also consider a contribution (made payable) to the Knowlan Family Memorial Fund for the benefit of his wife, Meg, and two sons Beckett and Levi. Donations can be mailed to the Knowlan Family Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 363, Jackson, Mo., 63755. (Donna Lichtenegger, RJackson, represents District 157 in the Missouri House of Representatives. Email her at Donna.Lichtenegger@house.

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Pictured is the United States Coast Guard vessel, the Cheyenne, working in the Mississippi River with Chester, Ill. in the back ground. The Cheyene is a 75 ft. river buoy tender. Keeping the river channel dredged and properly marked are just some of the duties performed by the Army Corps of Engineers. The low levels in the Mississippi are a cause for concern as restrictions of water flow from the Missouri to the waterway will begin later this month.

River From Page 1A “The 2012 drought has caused a significant impact on water levels on the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers,� Nixon said in a letter to the Corps. “With the continuing and projected lack of adequate precipitation, additional barge traffic restrictions on — or even closure of — the Mississippi River channel become imminent possibilities. I urge the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to avert potential economic disaster on this vital avenue American farmers use to get their goods into the world market.� Nixon said that because

Pilot From Page 1A about coal for power plants, and 60 percent of the grain in the U.S. is shipped on the Mississippi. Other products like steel, oil and fertilizer can be shipped. Without the river, many industries would be impacted, and in turn, so would the consumer. “It is an efficient and ecologically friendly way of moving things like lumber and rock. It is also less costly, but we get accustomed to the river being at a certain level, and we try to control that manually, when in the end,

Play From Page 1A River City. He convinces the townspeople that they’re in trouble due to the recent addition of a pool table, and reformation of the town’s youth is possible with the creation of a boys band with himself as the leader.

Cathcart From Page 1A hospital was nice enough this year and last year to donate the veggies for the holiday feast as well. The prepared meal served roughly 150 people last year, but Sharon is hoping for a turnout of 300 or more this time around, and is preparing food to match that. And, not only will a holiday dinner be served at the community center, but Meals On Wheels, as they did last year, will deliver Thanksgiving dinners to those in the community

of drought conditions this summer, Mississippi has received as much as 78 percent of its water from the Missouri this year, compared with 60 percent in a normal year. Despite a press conference being set for tomorrow in St. Louis, Corps officials told the Associated Press late Tuesday that they would continue with the plan of curbing water from the Missouri to the Mississippi beginning Nov. 23. The corps expects to cut the flow from the Gavins Point Dam in South Dakota to 12,000 cubic feet per second, down from 17,000 cubic feet per second, starting around Nov. 23 as a drought-related conserva-

you can’t control Mother Nature. The government can’t make it rain, and they can’t make it stop raining either.� Taylor said what the winter brings is anyone’s guess. He expects that traffic will be further slowed along the river, and in some portions, the river will become impassible. He added that these things happen along the Mississippi more often then people are aware, and that any halting of traffic would be temporary. “The river levels will just depend on what the weather brings,� he said. “Will we have rain? Will there be a lot of snow? Will it get so cold that the river freezes over? No one knows what

Layton From Page 4A democracy, they did so without fear of rejection, and they didn’t wait around for someone else to take the lead. Jessica further impresses me with her dedication to changing the lives of the small and voiceless among us with her work through the Perry County Task Force, helping children and families that may need a little extra attention, because it really does take a village to raise children in the light of goodness and morality.

during spring and summer months, and Mississippi River levels — already low from a lack of snow melt during the winter of 201112 — plunged to near record-low levels. Companies like Mississippi Lime, of St. Genevieve, and Apac Brickeys Stone, of Bloomesdale, utilize the river to transport goods up and down the Mississippi. This year, they have been loading barges “lighter� to compensate for the lower river levels. In addition, traffic on the shrunken river has slowed because on portions of the river the channel is so narrow only one barge can pass. Normally, the Mississippi is a two-lane river.

We don’t have to wait for the national news to hear about heroic deeds or actions. We need look no further than our own backyards. So today, I say thank you to those who have helped where help was needed, and I hope we can all learn from your examples and become a hero to someone. And we should all remember the ability to be a hero to someone lies within us all. (Amanda Layton is a staff writer for the Republic-Monitor. Email her at

When Hill buddies up with his old partner Marcellus, played by Matt Prost, he is certain he can dupe the town music teacher into helping him swindle the residents and make off with the goods. However, he didn’t mean to meet Marian, played by Bailey Schnurbusch, who is the woman who sees him for who he is, but falls in love

with him anyway. Other cast members include Ashley Welker, Landon Schnurbusch, Luke Prost, Tom Prost, Clare Johnson, Samuel Baer, Chris Sauer, Robbie Wingerter, John Saur, Charles Nenninger, Ericha Mueller, Bailey Weisler, Emily King, Melanie Dodd, Bryanne Roth and Zac Roth. Lucas Carroll, Bethany

Kerkhover and Sarah Mueller are all part of the production crew, while Abby Ruessler, Matt Julian and Faith Kluender work on costumes and set design. The backstage crew includes Gabe Galati, Ashley Gremaud, Dalton Schnurbusch and Taylor Klein. “This is the largest cast I’ve ever worked with,� Rodman said. “I’m excited.�

who may need it, as well as to local inmates. Because the Thanksgiving dinner is such an undertaking, Sharon said volunteers were more than willing to help out last year, including the mayor and a few city aldermen. This year, she’s seen the same response volunteer-wise, but said more are certainly welcome. “We’re not turning down any volunteers,� Sharon said. “The kindness of this community is just overwhelming. Everyone just came together to make this meal happen.� The idea to have a Thanksgiving meal came about just weeks before

the holiday last year when the Cathcarts were celebrating Charles’ birthday. They began discussing their shared passion for helping others. “We wanted to make a difference,� Sharon said. They considered first inviting an older couple into their home to share a Thanksgiving dinner, but decided to broaden the scope. To make it all happen, they asked for Perryville City Council’s approval, and after receiving it, took food-handling classes and health classes (as is required in such an endeavor). Was jumping through all those hoops worth it? “Are you kidding me? It absolutely was,� Sharon said. “And seriously, all year this year, everyone

kept asking us, ‘Are you going to do it again this year?’� But, Sharon made it clear that all of this was really at the direction of God. “We don’t do anything unless God is in it,� she said. “We weren’t worried at all [about the kind of turnout we’d receive]. We knew God would bring people to us.� And He did. The Cathcarts are confident He’ll do the same this holiday season, too. For those interested in volunteering, or even donating to the cause, contact Sharon at (573) 768-9461 or Charles at (573) 768-0090. Thanksgiving is Thursday, Nov. 22, and the Cathcart public dinner is scheduled that afternoon from noon to 4 p.m.

Militzer Altenburg Leonard “Dick� Edward Militzer of Altenburg passed peacefully from this world into the next on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012 at his home. He was 91. He was born April 19, 1921 to G. Edward and C. Aline (Stemmerman) Militzer. He was Leonard united in holy matrimony on Nov. 16, 1947 to Militzer Dorothea Emilie Fiehler. Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Dorothea Militzer; and his four daughters, Emily Militzer, Annette (Kenneth) Glatz, Ellen (George) Delmar, and Margaret (Mark) Leitner. He was loved by his eight grandchildren and their spouses as well as his six great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Norma Brockman, and his brother, Willard Militzer. Leonard proudly served in the United States Army during World War II from Dec. 2, 1942 to Dec. 21, 1945 seeing military action in Europe and earning a Purple Heart and other awards. Following the war, Leonard engaged in farming which was his true vocation, but he also worked for the Missouri Department of Transporation for 25 years from which he retired. Leonard was preceded in death by his parents and an infant sister, Ona Militzer. Memorial contributions may be given in his honor to Southeast Hospice (Southeast Missouri Hospital) and Immanuel Lutheran Church in Altenburg. Visitation will continue Thursday, Nov. 15 at Young & Sons East Perry Chapel in Altenburg from 6:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Thursday, Nov. 15 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Altenburg at 2 p.m. with Rev. Jonathan Stites officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery with military graveside rites by VFW Post 4282 and MO Delta Team. Young & Sons Funeral Home, Inc. in Perryville provided the arrangements.

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tion measure. Corps spokeswoman Monique Farmer said the agency is obligated by Congress and the courts to act in the best interest of the Missouri River basin, an obligation spelled out in the Missouri River Master Manual. “We do not believe we have the authority to operate solely for the Mississippi River basin,� said Farmer, of the corps’ office in Omaha, Neb. “There are incidental benefits for the Mississippi River. The manual is for benefit of the Missouri River.� The Midwest has experienced one of the worst spring and summer droughts on record. Little or no rain fell in the region

Bernice R. Schremp Huber of Perryville died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012 at Perry Oaks Nursing and Rehabilitation in Perryville. She was 92. She was born Feb. 3, 1920 in Brewer, the daughter of Joseph E. and Margaret (Nations) Bernice Gibbar. She was married to Harry Harley Huber Schremp, who preceded her in death on Nov. 7, 1978. She was married to Howard Stanley Huber, who preceded her in death on Sept. 28, 1991. Survivors include three sisters, Virginia Brewer of Festus; Margie O’Shaugnessy of St. Louis; and Ollie Schumer of Farmington; three brothers, Joe Gibbar of Arizona; Leo Gibbar of California; and Eugene Gibbar of Florida; three grandchildren, Sheila Hanley, Robin Aikens, and Casey Schremp; six great-grandchildren, Tosha, Wesley, Robert Jr., Amber, Sara, Jason; five great-great-grandchildren; and two very dear friends, Earle Reimer and Norman Reiss, both of Perryville. Mrs. Huber had been a loving wife and mother. She was a member of Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church in Chester, Ill.; Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary Post 45, and Memory Makers Quilt Club. She enjoyed gardening, canning vegetables, spending time with her grandchildren, family, friends and family reunions. She was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; a brother, John Gibbar; a sister, Lorene Candela; two daughters, Rosemary Schremp and Shirley Braun; and a grandson, Keith Edmond. Memorials are preferred to Disabled American Veterans Post 45. Friends may call at Young & Sons Funeral Home on Monday, Nov. 19 from 4-9 p.m. and on Tuesday, Nov. 20 from 6:30 a.m. to time of service at 10 a.m. with Rev. Ed Rowley officiating. Burial will be at Mount Hope Cemetery. Young & Sons Funeral Home, Inc. in Perryville provided the arrangements.

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Lilli Olga Sticht of Perryville died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012 at Perry County Memorial Hospital, Perryville. She was 82. She was born Oct. 13, 1930 in Kusel, Germany, the daughter of Edmund and Berta Weber. She was married April 21, 1956 to Lilli Alvin N. Sticht of Perryville, who survives. Sticht Other survivors include one daughter, Denise (Randy) Ulrich; one son, Norbert (Victoria) Sticht, all of Perryville; three sisters-in-law; a brother-in-law; nieces; nephews; five grandchildren, Kris Boettcher, Kristina Boettcher, Tracey (Roy) Hagan, Brandy (Jake) Balsman, Jacob (Kadasha) Ritter; and 11 greatgrandchildren. Lilli was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church. She was a homemaker, a wonderful German cook, quilted for many years, and always had a large garden she tended to. She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Marlies Boettcher; a daughter who died at birth; and one brother, Fred Weber. Memorials are preferred to Immanuel Lutheran Church or school. Friends may call Thursday, Nov. 15 between 5-8 p.m. or Friday, Nov. 16 from 6:30 a.m.-10 a.m. The funeral service will be held at Young & Sons Funeral Home in Perryville on Friday, Nov. 16 at 10 a.m. with Rev. Thomas Handrick officiating. Burial will be at Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery. Young & Sons Funeral Home, Inc. in Perryville provided the arrangements.

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SPORTS High School sports schedule

TUESDAY, NOV. 20 Basketball

Sikeston at Saxony Lutheran (G), 6 p.m.

MONDAY, NOV. 26 Basketball

Scott Conty Central at Perryville (G), 6 p.m.

NOV. 26 TO NOV. 30 Basketball

Saxony Lutheran at Crystal City Tournament (B), TBA St. Vincent at Crystal City Tournament (B), TBA Perryville at Woodland Tournament (B), TBA

NOV. 26, 28, 29 Basketball

St. Vincent at Valle Tournament (G), TBA

NOV. 27-29 Basketball

Saxony Lutheran at Perryville JV Tournament (B), TBA Perryville hosts JV tournament (B), 6 p.m.


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All-state volleyball players selected By Bill Cairns

Just like turning the pages of a calendar, the fall sports season is behind us. Now come the honors for a lot of hard work and a good season, as Perryville High School has released its AllConference and All-State selections for the volleyball season. Two players, senior Natalie Gremaud and sophomore Alex Spears, made the All-State team, with Gremaud named to the first-team and Spears to the second team.

Ashley Bachmann

Natalie Gremaud

Perryville Lady Pirate Volleyball Coach Dave Mirly was named Conference Coach of the Year for the third straight year for the large school division of the Jefferson County Conference, as his team finished 33-7-2 and placed fourth in the state.

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“This is an honor for me,” said Mirly. “But you know it belongs to the girls also. They do the hard work. You just can’t say enough about them and what they have done. They worked hard and played well.” Gremaud was also voted

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the Most Valuable Player of the conference. Gremaud was the team’s leader in kills each game. Libbi Schnurbusch, as a sophomore, was named to the all-conference first team with Gremaud. If the ball ever got by the front line, Libbi was always

Jocelyn Flentge, 12, killed her first deer, a 7-pointer, on Nov. 3, 2012, while hunting with her dad on her Grandpa Kim Flentge’s property. Jocelyn is the daughter of Aaron Flentge and Kelly Garris. (More Youth Deer Season photos on Page 7A.)


Puxico at Saxony Lutheran (G), 6 p.m. St. Vincent at Delta (G), 6 p.m.

THURSDAY, NOV. 29 Basketball

Naylor at Saxony Lutheran (G), 6 p.m.

DEC. 3, 5, 6 Basketball

St. Vincent at Meadow Heights JV tourament, TBA

MONDAY, DEC. 3 Basketball

Egyptian at Saxony Lutheran (G), 6 p.m. Perryville at Jefferson R-7 (G), 6 p.m.

TUESDAY, DEC. 4 Saxony Lutheran at Ste. Genevieve (B), 6 p.m.; Eagle Ridge at Saxony Lutheran (G), 6 p.m.; Kingston at St. Vincent (G), 6 p.m.

there to save it. Spears joined Gremaud and Schnurbusch as members of the all-conference team first team. Alex was a go-to person on a lot of the Lady Pirates offense. A total of eight players from Perryville, Windsor, Festus and De Soto made up the team. Seven players were named to the allconference second team, including seniors Ashley Bachmann and Kristen Triller from Perryville. Bachmann is the team’s assist leader. Triller was injured the last month of the season.





Blayne Flentge, 8, killed his first deer, a 5-pointer, on Nov. 3, 2012, while hunting with his dad on his Grandpa Kim Flentge’s property. Blayne is the son of Brian and Roxanne Flentge.

The mighty have fallen, leaving three undefeated “He who conquers others is strong; He who conquers himself is mighty.” — Lao Tzu Chinese Scholar
 A four-team bottleneck had developed in the hunt for the BCS National Championship until defending national champion Alabama JARED was upset KUTZ by SEC THE SPORTS conference REPORT newcomer Texas A&M last weekend. Kansas State, Oregon and Notre Dame are undefeated and somewhat control their own destiny to get the opportunity to hoist the crystal football on Jan. 9. Personally, my hope is

that each of them drop a game to send the BCS into complete chaos in its nextto-last year before going to a four-team playoff format, Among the elite in college football, a hand-full of teams have established themselves as royalty. They may have down years, but not for long. Notre Dame falls into this category. Whether or not they are truly back after an extended stay in the also-rans, is yet to be seen. But rest assured that these days, Touchdown Jesus is happy to be hoisting his glorious hands more often for the Irish, rather than the visiting teams. On occasion, a startup will rise to the top to find themselves among the alsorans the next season. Kansas State, more specifically coach Bill Snyder,

seems to have the Midas touch. K-state typically lingers (when 189-year-old Snyder is retired) among the also-rans of the Big XII. With Snyder at the helm, those Wildcats get the job done and currently find themselves in a national championship race with the hippest and fastest team in college football, the Ducks from the University of Oregon. Oregon has built a program with staying power with the help of millions from Oregon alumnus Phil Knight and his Nike dollars. Oregon has become a legitimate destination program and has an opportunity to return to the BCS National Championship for the second time in three years, if they win out. However, should any

two of the three undefeated teams fall (the PAC XII Conference Championship game in Oregon’s case), the SEC will be waiting. Bama, should they dispose of downtrodden Auburn next weekend, will face the SEC East Champion Georgia Bulldogs in the SEC Championship Game. One only needs remember last season’s all SEC National Championship game to realize that the BCS loves the Southeastern Conference. And this love is blatantly apparent in the fact that behind K-State, Oregon and Notre Dame, teams four through nine are all SEC teams. These rankings reflect strength of schedule in the SEC and, after watching my beloved, injurydepleted Mizzou team get smacked around by some

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Either way the final three weeks of college football will be exciting and don’t be surprised if the winner of the SEC championship game is competing for their conferences seventh consecutive national championship on Jan. 9, 2013. MIZ … (Jared W. Kutz writes sports for the RepublicMonitor. Email him at


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Tyler J. Rhyne, 8, killed his first deer, an 8-point buck, on Nov. 3, 2012, while hunting at Red Rock in Crosstown.

Amber Lynn Brotherton, 9, of Sedgewickville shot her first buck on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, while hunting on the farm with her dad. The first bout of youth deer season ran the first weekend in November, and a second youth season will fall in the last weekend of December.

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PALETTE Mentor and pay it forward Who says that work can’t be fun and rewarding? The youth in the CHAMPS mentoring program can give you two thumbs up that this is possible. Not only did they work hard, but they also learned a valuable JESSICA lesson in MAHATHATH doing so. On the brisk LIVING BETTER morning of Nov. 3, with the sun shining, 43 youths and adult mentors marched into the yards of the elderly and disabled with their heads held high, their rakes in hand, ready to tackle any project set in front of them. Together, as a team, they realized that when everyone works together and does their part, a mission can easily be accomplished. Once all the leaves were out of the yards and in their piles ready for pickup, the children eagerly ran and jumped into the massive mounds. Not only were leaves thrown into the air, so were the laughter and giggles of the children as they played in the fall colors of nature. Crafts that were made by the youths were left at each of the homes as gifts. After the work was completed, the fun continued See Jessica/Page 2B

Broccoli, the miracle vegetable Broccoli, a member of the cabbage family, was introduced in the U.S. by Italian immigrants and didn’t become widely known until the 1920s. An DIANE excellent MURRAY source of immuneTHRIVE supportive ON vitamin C PAGE 2B (with twice Recipe for as much as Broccoli an orange), with Garlic anti-inflammatory vitamin K and heart-healthy folate and potassium, broccoli is also a good source of digestive fiber, free-radical scavenging vitamin A and energyproducing B vitamins. Broccoli contains twice as much calcium as whole milk, has bone-healthy magnesium, antioxidantsupportive vitamin E and selenium. Then, there is Lutein for eye health, and it keeps your vitamin D metabolism in balance. Broccoli contains multiple nutrients with anticancer properties; only half cup a day is enough to provide measurable benefits toward preventing cancer. All that is only 22 calories a day! Steam broccoli to al dente for the most digestion and cholesterol-lowering benefits.  (Diane Murray lives in Perryville and is a certified holistic health coach. Email her at diane@thrive-live or go to thrive-live for information on wellness groups, classes and events in the southeast Missouri area.)



Making spirits bright Cocktails are to a special dinner as the perfect shoes are to an outfit


s you’re developing your holiday menus and making your shopping list, don’t forget the essential accessory — cocktails. Even if you go with the nonalcoholic variety, a signature drink adds punctuation to your celebration and makes it just a little more special. Here in Perryville, we’re lucky to have wonderful wineries. Pick up a bottle of your favorite variety of vino LIBBY and add a splash of champagne or club soda for a festive, ROERIG sparkling beverage. BY THE BOOK Or try one of these cocktail ideas. They’re sure to make everyone’s spirits just a little brighter. (Libby Roerig is a resident of Perryville. Email comments and story ideas to her at CRANBERRY MARGARITA From “50 Holiday Drinks” by Food Network Magazine, December 2010. Simmer 3 cups fresh cranberries in a saucepan with ½ cup sugar and ¼ cup water until the berries burst. Strain, reserving syrup (pictured). NOTE: Don’t overcook the berries, or you’ll have jelly instead of syrup. In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, mix 3 tablespoons each cranberry syrup and tequila with 2 tablespoons each triple sec and lime juice. Strain into a glass and serve. ON PAGE 2B Recipes for n Cranberry Wine Sparkler n Apple Cider-Bourbon

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Candy Cane Martini Frost Bite Martini

Skip the sauce this year and enjoy your cranberries in a Cranberry Margarita.

8 calorie-friendly cocktail mixers By Hungry Girl

1. Sugar-Free Drink Mixes Keep low-calorie powdered drink mix packets, such as Crystal Light Lemonade and Disney Magic SugarFree Drink Mix in Grape, on hand. Adding them to your favorite alcohol for a low-calorie or calorie-free and great-tasting cocktail. 2. Baja Bob’s Martini Mixes Baja Bob’s makes all kinds of low-calorie mixers, but the best are their martini mixes. They come in Sour Apple, Blue Raspberry, Cranberry Cosmo and Lemon Drop; each only has only 10 calories per serving. Mai Tai fans should know Bob makes a rockin’ Mai Tai mix as well. Buy these mixers at and select stores. 3. Diet Soft Drinks Diet sodas are another great mixer for alcoholic beverages. Try Sprite Zero, Diet 7Up, any diet orange soda and Diet Rite Red Raspberry. Even calorie-free colas like Coke Zero are good for a guilt-free rum and Coke. 4. Light Juices Juice, while sweet and delicious, often contains a lot of sugar and calories, so it’s not ideal to mix with alcohol, which also contains plenty of calories. If you’re looking for juice mixer, read labels carefully. There are lots of low-calorie juice drinks out there — you just need to find them. Try 5-calorie Diet Ocean Spray drinks (which come in Cranberry and Cranberry Grape), and Tropicana Light ’n’ Healthy (half the See MIXERS/Page 2B

Photos by Libby Roerig

These cupcakes will make you yell ‘Mizzou-rah!’ We’re celebrating Mizzou’s inaugural season in the SEC with game-themed recipes each week BLACK AND GOLD CUPCAKES From “The Official SEC Tailgating Cookbook” by Southern Living. Makes 22 servings. 1 cup butter, softened 2 cups sugar 3 large eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 ¾ cups all-purpose flour 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder ¼ teaspoon salt 1 cup milk 22 paper baking cups Tiger Stripes Frosting (see recipe) Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until fluffy; gradually add sugar, beating well. Add eggs, one at a time, beating until blended after each addition. Add vanilla; beat until blended.

Combine flour, baking powder and salt; add to butter mixture alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Beat at low speed just until blended after each addition. (Batter will be thick.) Place 22 paper baking cups in two (12 cup) muffin pans; spoon ¼ cup batter into each cup. Bake at 350 degrees for 18-22 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove from pans to wire racks and cool completely (about 45 minutes). Pipe cream cheese and chocolate frostings alternately with onto cupcakes.

TIGER STRIPES FROSTING From “The Official SEC Tailgating Cookbook” by Southern Living. Makes about three cups. ½ cup butter, softened 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened 1 (16 ounce) package powdered sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract ½ cup dark chocolate chips, melted and cooled. Beat butter and cream cheese at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Gradually add powdered sugar, beating at low speed until blended; stir in vanilla. Divide frosting into two equal portions. Stir in melted chocolate to one half. Alternately pipe cream cheese and chocolate frostings on cupcake to create Tiger Stripes. BUY THE BOOK “The Official SEC Tailgating Cookbook,” by the Editors of Southern Living Magazine, $19.95.


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The Republic-Monitor • BROCCOLI WITH GARLIC Adapted from Joel Fuhrman, author of “Disease-Proof Your Child.” Serves 4-6. 2 large bunches of broccoli (or three boxes of frozen broccoli) 4 cloves of garlic, pressed or minced 1 tablespoon Dijon-style mustard 1 tablespoon olive oil Steam broccoli for 3-5 minutes. Remove from heat and cut up into pieces in a large salad bowl. Mix the oil, garlic and mustard together and toss the broccoli with the mixture. Return to steamer to cook for another 5 minutes. The dressing is delicious on other green vegetables as well.

Mixers Photos by Libby Roerig

CRANBERRY WINE SPARKLER 1 bottle Hemman’s Cranberry wine 1 bottle sparkling white wine

Fill each glass halfway with chilled cranberry wine and top with Champagne or Prosecco. Serve immediately.

APPLE CIDERBOURBON From Martha Stewart. 3/4 cup apple cider 1/3 cup bourbon 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice 2 (2½-inch long) thin slices fresh ginger 2 thin slices lady apple, for garnish Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add cider, bourbon, lemon juice and ginger; shake to combine. Strain cocktail into 2 glasses. Garnish with apple slices (sliced on a mandolin).

FROST BITE MARTINI From the Olde Pink House in Savannah, Ga., reprinted from the Savannah Morning News, 2010. “The Frost Bite is basically an ‘ice-wine’ martini. It’s festive and pretty to look at. It’s like having a martini and a glass of wine in one,” said bartender Sabina Cushing. 2 ounces Ciroc Vodka (grapebased vodka) 1/2 ounce ice wine 1 ounce white grape juice Splash Chambord (black raspberry liqueur) Sugar-rimmed martini glass Rim the martini glass with sugar. In a cocktail shaker, mix vodka with ice wine, grape juice and a splash of Chambord. Mix with ice, shake and strain into the sugar-rimmed martini glass. Add chilled seedless red grapes for garnish.

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CHAMPS is in need of mentors. Those who want to help can call Jessica Mahathath at 573-547-1292. Above, kids enjoy a day racking and playing in leaves.

Jessica CANDY CANE MARTINI From The Bohemian’s Rocks on the Roof in Savannah, Ga., reprinted from the Savannah Morning News, 2010. “It’s the candy of Christmas: Candy Canes. At Rocks on the Roof, we have it in liquid form. The Candy Cane Martini is the perfect way to get in the holiday spirit. This cold, refreshing, peppermint flavored martini is rimmed with crushed candy and garnished with a candy cane. Santa couldn’t have done it better himself,” said Corey Anderson, a bartender at The Bohemian. 3/4 ounce Vanilla Vodka 3/4 ounce White Creme de Cocoa 3/4 ounce (clear) Peppermint Schnapps Splash of half and half In a cocktail shaker, mix Vanilla

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From Page 1B with ReMax Realty providing Halloween-themed games and food for the youths. ReMax Realty, a community supporter of the CHAMPS program, has provided this service for many years. The CHAMPS program greatly appreciates the food, fun and support they continue to provide. Anonymous surveys indicated that 100 percent of the youths attending felt good about themselves for helping the elderly/handicapped, that the project helped them understand the importance of helping others

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Congregations, community donate shoeboxes Shoebox care packages donated to needy children through Operation Christmas Child. Amanda Keefe

Once again this year, Perryville and Perry County are contributing to Operation Christmas Child, the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind. Through a simple shoebox filled with essentials — and sometimes not-so-essentials like candy or toys — a child in need will receive donated items to hopefully better their lives. Operation Christmas Child is a project of international Christian relief, organized through the evangelist organization Samaritan’s Purse, to which area churches, schools, businesses and the community contribute. Those interested simply fill a shoebox with items like hygiene products, school supplies, toys, or even articles of clothing, should they fit. The shoebox can be wrapped like a Christmas present, but doesn’t have to be, and must have a label stating that the contents are either for a boy or girl, along with a designated age group. Age groups are 2 to 4, 5 to 9 and 10 to 14. For Perry County, a main drop-off site for shoeboxes is Bethlehem Baptist Church in Crosstown, but other Perryville congregations have organized their own shoebox drives to adhere to Operation Christmas Child. Though not limited to these congregations, both St. Vincent de Paul parish and schools, as well as Immanuel Lutheran church and school, have collected shoeboxes through pa-

rishioners, students and more. This year, St. Vincent church and schools collected nearly 750 shoeboxes, while Immanuel collected 40 through both church and school. Perryville’s United Enterprises employees wrapped the gifts collected through St. Vincent. The Parish School of Religion, K-12, also contributed, as did several other area congregations and community members throughout the city and county. Once all shoeboxes are collected, they’ll be shipped off to one of 10 different countries, including Albania, Brazil, Colombia, Haiti, Kenya, Niger, Rwanda, Suriname, Togo and Uganda. For every shoebox donated, Bethlehem Baptist coordinator for the event, Karen Clifton, said a form must be filled out, and a $7 donation is to be contributed to adhere to shipping costs. Clifton said Bethlehem Baptist has been donating since 2000. “We do it just for giving,” she said. “This time of year, everyone seems to be in a more giving mood as it is.” Those who contributed last year to Bethlehem Baptist include First Christian Church in Chester, Chester Home School Group, First United Methodist in Chester, First Baptist Church in Perryville, Lithium Baptist and Trinity Baptist. Though many of the other local congregations who collected shoeboxes on their own will drop their boxes off to different places throughout the area, many will utilize Bethlehem Baptist. For those looking to drop off a shoebox to Bethlehem Baptist, located at 160 PCR 350, the church is collecting until Nov. 19.


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Nov. 12 saw the official groundbreaking of the Habitat for Humanity home, located at 612 Washington Lane, to be built for the Hartman family of Perryville. Donning their handsome leather jackets, shovels in hand, are the Hartmans — Renee, son Lucas and Randy. Their daughter Bailey (pictured at right) suffers from a chronic neurological disorder, and a major motive behind the new home is to aid the family in caring for her. Also pictured are two Habitat representatives, Mayor Debbie Gahan, Father Milton Ryan of St. Vincent de Paul Church and parishioner Elaine Pinar. Currently, volunteers are needed to help build the home, which they’d like to see begin around the first of the year. For those interested, call the parish at (573) 547-4591.

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n A chili supper and gift and craft silent auction will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Adults, $5. Youngsters, $3. Age five and under are free wth parent.

First Baptist Church n Celebrate Recovery meets every Tuesday night from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the church basement. If you or someone you know might benefit from CR, or would like more information, please call (573) 547-4644 or (573) 846-9035.

Sunday, Nov. 18

n Annual Thanksgiving Luncheon following the 10:40 a.m. service.

Saturday, Nov. 24

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It is hard to believe, but we’re already well into second quarter at Perry County School District 32 and the holiday breaks are approaching. I am happy to report that we have had a fantastic start at PHS. Perryville High School had a change in its daily schedule for 2012. Students have an additional period listed LEE on the course schedule. GATTIS Fifth period is listed as an advisement hour. The PHS PRINCIPAL daily time frame has not changed, it has just been rearranged. Last year we had advisement time during the seventh period. An additional 15 minutes was added to seventh period for grade checks, Positive Behavior Support (PBS) lessons and other activities. By making the advisement time a “stand-alone” class, the hope is that more focus will be put on ensuring that all students are maintaining grades, not missing assignments, not missing PBS lessons, etc. In the advisement period, each day is devoted to a different task. PBS lessons are presented once each week. Two days are used for student grade checks. A student’s advisement teacher can access the student’s individual grade book for the most current grades. Students need to know how they stand on their grades so if extra effort is needed, they know where to start. The other days are used to contact students if they have missing assignments. Most classes that students make low grades in are due to missing work, which in turn can lead to poor performance on tests and quizzes. Teachers notify students on specific assignments from their individual classes. Also there are staff members who contact parents of those with missing assignments. It is an additional effort to intervene on those students who are in danger of failing. We want all students to have academic success. This program should be one more step to ensuring that no one is missed. It is better to intervene early when something can be corrected than to wait till there may not be time to do so. With the holiday season approaching, students at Perryville High School are focusing on service projects. Our Student Council will host its annual Senior Citizen Dinner on Dec. 4, we’re collecting donations for our local food pantries, and a group of students have created and donated blankets for needy families. We’ve also recently celebrated our sports teams’ successes including our boys’ soccer team winning the District championship, our cheerleaders earning sixth place in their statewide competition and our girls’ volleyball team finishing their season in fourth place in the state. It’s a great time to be a Pirate!

Survey results are in for District 48 Collecting and analyzing feedback, data and statistics in order to better prepare for the future is important for the success of any school system. Over the course of this school year, Altenburg Public School has taken steps to do just that, both at the local and state level.  At the local level, District 48 recently sent out community surveys to registered voters residing in the district.  A survey was sent BLEAU to each household, with adDECKERD ditional surveys available ALTENBURG in the district office.  Voter DISTRICT 48 information, including addresses, was obtained from the Perry County Clerk.  In total, 400 surveys were sent out to district residents, with 156 individuals responding, while some respondents chose not to answer certain questions. At the Nov. 8 school board meeting, school board members and administration looked at the results from surveys as well as the surveys themselves.  Questions and results from the survey included: n How long have you lived in the district? 15 percent of survey respondents have lived in District 48 1-10 years and 85 percent of respondents have lived in the district more than 10 years. n What is your relationship with Altenburg Public School? 49 percent of respondents have ties to APS by attending APS themselves or having children and/or grandchildren in the school system and 51 percent of respondents have no ties to APS. n As a community member, how important do you feel it is to have a Public Pre-Kindergarten-8th Grade School in the community? Fifty-eight percent of respondents feel it is very important. Twenty-seven percent of respondents feel it is important. Eight percent of respondents have no opinion. Seven percent of respondents feel it is not important Community members were also asked three questions with a 10-point rating scale, with 10 being Very Good and 1

being Not Good. The questions and anlook forward to working with the entire swers in this section were as follows: community in the future as we partner ton How do you feel Altenburg Public gether to continue our strive for excellence. School is perceived in the community? 133 Total Respondents: 7.14 Average (Bleau Deckerd is the principal at Altenn How would you rate the quality of burg Public School. He can be reached at education offered at Altenburg Public School? 132 Total Respondents: 7.85 Average n How would you rate the quality of current classrooms and facilities located at Altenburg Public School? 123 Total Respondents: 6.09 Average The last question on the survey asked community Director of the Musical members if they would be Opens Friday, November 16 more supportive of District 48 pursuing a plan to build at the Perry Park Center at 7 p.m. a new elementary school The ticket cost is $7 on Highway C or renovating and remodeling current and are available at the door. facilities. 127 community Additional Showings members responded to this Saturday, Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. and question with 70 respondents supporting building a Sunday, Nov. 18 at 2 p.m. new elementary school and 57 respondents supporting renovating current faciliSupported by ties. Respondents were also Pre-K through Grade 12 asked to give feedback on things that District 48 can st. vincent SCHOOLS improve upon as well as the positive aspects of the district. In total, the school board Elementary 573-547-6503 High School 573-547-2560 and administration were All Denominations Welcome! able to gather some valuable information from the community surveys. We realize that this is only a small sampling of the entire population. We do appreciate all of the individuals that took the time to fill out and return the surveys. All surveys will be available in the superintendent’s office Celebrating Over 17 Years of Business for anyone interested in 16 Years InstallIng target WIndoWs viewing the results. We

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a dessert. Door prizes will also be available for those who attend. There are only a set number of places available, so those wishing to attend should make a reservation by calling Brent Broeking at 5477500, Dial 8+490.

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SADI will purchase additional perishable food items for Thanksgiving such as bread and milk and make baskets up to deliver to needy families that they serve. Joseph B. Byrne, M.D.

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Education Week is packed — a tour, speakers, more Perry County School District 32 has planned a variety of activities as part of the National Education Association’s 91st annual American Education Week (Nov. 11-17) celebration, which will be observed Nov. 12-16 at all campus schools. The activities will be part of a nationwide effort to draw attention to American Education Week’s theme, “Great Public Schools: A Basic Right and Our Responsibility.” This represents NEA’s vision of calling upon all Americans to do their part in making public schools great for every child, so that they can grow and achieve in the 21st century. Perryville Mayor Debbie Gahan has proclaimed that Nov. 11-17 is “American Education Week” in Perryville. The signing of the proclamation was witnessed by students and reads in part, “Public schools are the backbone of our democracy, providing our young people with the tools they need to maintain our nation’s precious values of freedom, civility and equality; education employees, be they teachers, substitute educators, custodians, bus drivers, librarians, support staff, or administrators, work tirelessly to serve our children and community with care and professionalism; and our public schools have enabled generations of Americans to build upon the lessons of the past to achieve the dreams of tomorrow …” NEA’s American Education Week presents all Americans with an opportunity to honor individuals who are making a difference in ensuring that every child receives a quality education. The weeklong celebration spotlights the different people who are critical in building great public schools for the nation’s 50 million K-12 students. American Education Week activities at District 32 include the second annual AEW Funds For Food drive hosted by Perry County Teachers Association, special Spirit Days, guest educators, campus tours and more. n Funds for Food drive In recognition of American Education Week 2012 (Nov. 12-16), the Perry County District 32 Teachers Association is sponsoring its second annual Funds for Food drive. Every student and staff member in the district is encouraged to bring

in a $1 donation to help local food pantries purchase the items they most need at this time of year. With over 2,300 students in our district, we hope to raise a substantial amount of money to support our community. n Spirit Days The Perry County Teachers Association has planned the following spirit days for students and staff in all campus buildings: Monday: American Education Keeps You in the Game (Wear your favorite team apparel) Tuesday: American Education Will Sock It to You (Wear crazy/mismatched socks) Wednesday: American Education Makes Us Feel Warm & Fuzzy (Wear sock caps, scarves, gloves/mittens) Thursday: Accomplishing Our Mission with American Education (Wear Camo) Friday - Kick-Up Your Heels for American Education (Wear any kind of boots) n Guest Educators Several community members have volunteered to join us on Thursday, Nov. 15 as Guest Educators. Local elected officials, business leaders and retirees will lead lessons in math, writing and civics. Our superintendent, Kevin Dunn, has also signed up to lead a lesson. If you’d like to spend an hour as a volunteer Guest Educator on Nov. 15, please call Kate Martin in the Public Relations Office at (573) 547-7500, Dial 8+559. n Community Tours District 32 is always proud to welcome community members to the campus for tours, and we’ll host several groups during

American Education Week, including senior citizens from local assisted care facilities. Our guests and our students enjoy the chance to meet and interact, and it’s always fun to have former students share their memories of District 32 with children and staff. If your group would like to arrange a campus tour, please call Martin. n Retired Teachers Social The District’s retired teachers are invited to join us for coffee and donuts at 8:30 am Friday, Nov. 16 at the Perryville High School cafeteria. “We truly appreciate all of our retired educators and are looking forward to seeing them again,” Superintendent Kevin Dunn said. Any former educator who retired from Perry County School District 32 is invited to the casual gettogether. For more information, please call Martin.




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