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Serving Macon County Since 1876 USPS-299800 Vol. 137, No. 45 La Plata, MO, 63549 • 12 Pages • 2 Section • 75 Cents

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We asked you to send in photos of your Jack-O’-Lanterns and we got some pretty scary looking pictures! This is the winner. It was sent in by Cis Wineinger of Elmer. There a more inside this issue!

Atlanta Community Club The Atlanta Community Club held its regularly scheduled meeting on October 28th with six members present. A carryin meal was served, followed by a short business meeting. Reports were heard and approved. It was announced that the next meeting would be held on November 25th with the menu featuring soup and desserts. Following adjournment, the group enjoyed playing cards. Those present were Phyllis Wiggans, Betty Baker, Deanna Nichols, Donna McClanahan, Virginia Grubbs and Lila Wiggans.

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Macon Police Department will be displaying a new “look” during the month of November. According to Chief Steve Olinger, as a fund-raising event to benefit local families in need, the Macon Police Department will have a “No Shave November” for all of their employees. The employees may choose to go without shaving their mustache and beard throughout the month of November for a donation of $25.00. Chief Olinger said the proceeds will be

donated to help local families in need to afford food during the holidays. The Chief said the Police Department employees were enthusiastic about the event and although not all plan to participate, many have said they will donate to the cause regardless of the opportunity to go without shaving their beards. The department plans to document the month’s beard-growing on their Facebook page at www.facebook. com/maconmopd. The Chief invites the

public to “like” their Facebook page and follow along. In addition to the employee’s donations, Chief Olinger also stated C&R Supermarket & Prenger Foods have both agreed to donate groceries to increase the overall outcome of the fundraiser. The public is invited to support our fund-raising cause and may make monetary donations at the Macon Police Department during business hours, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Three Qualify for State Cross CountryFirst Female in La Plata Cross Country History The District 2 Class 1 Cross County meet was held at Pike County Fairgrounds in Bowling Green, MO. This meet allows teams and individuals to qualify for state. The top 15 individuals and top 2 teams will compete at the state meet in Jefferson City next weekend, Saturday, November 9, 2013. There were 3 individuals qualifying for state: Seth Brown (Junior) placed 1st with a time of 17:42.52; Mitch Cox (Freshman)

placed 11th with a time of 20:25.15; and the first female cross country runner in La Plata’s school history qualified as well, Camrie Feinberg (Freshman). She placed 12th with a time of 24:29.30. The other runners ran exceptionally well and they all beat their previous personal records: Tanner Smith (Freshman) placed 17th with a time of 21:12.87; Preston Payne (Senior) placed 18th with a time of 21:13.03; and Hank Noah (Fresh-

man) placed 26th with a time of 22:21.39. They were only 7 points from qualifying for state as a team, which is a GREAT accomplishment in that it is the first year they had enough members to compete as a team. Team Scores were as follows: 1st Place NorthEast (Cairo) with 40 points, 2nd Place Marion County with 49 points, and 3rd Place La Plata with 56 points

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In honor of Cancer survivors in our community and around the world Macon Middle School’s very own cancer survivor Ms. Karla Matlock was honored by staff and students wearing pink! The idea was generated through conversation between Ms. Matlock and a student affected by cancer. We honor the courage and perseverance of all the individuals who have been and will be affected by cancer. It is our desire to honor and recognize you today. -Dustin Fanning

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Patty Coleman is One in a Million Thanks to those who bring tab tops to Loch Haven throughout the year, Patty Coleman, a resident at Loch Haven made another delivery of tabs to the Ronald McDonald House in Columbia, Missouri. Patty reached a new milestone this year when after five years of collecting, she hit the million tab mark. She actually went beyond her goal to collect 1,142,350 to date. On Friday, October 25, Patty, along with her sister Bonnie Chadwell and her husband Gary, Faye and Keith Downey, Sharon Thrasher (Loch Haven Transportation Coordinator), and Judy Senholtz, CNA, delivered twelve boxes which contained over 400,000 tabs to the Ronald McDonald House. “It was a great day for Patty. She was greeted at

the Ronald McDonald House by the representative of the Tab Top Collection Program. They are very appreciative of Patty’s efforts. They have posted several pictures of Patty on their FaceBook Page. The Ronald McDonald House has recently moved into a new house, and we like to think that Patty’s efforts have contributed to that move,” says Sharon Thrasher. The Ronald McDonald House provides comfort and care to children and their families while a child is hospitalized. Family, staff, residents, and community members know of Patty’s mission and gladly bring their tabs to Loch Haven where Patty counts each tab by hand. Patty wants everyone to know how much she appreciates everyone’s efforts.

The sixth Village Post Office (VPO) in Missouri and the ninth VPO in the Gateway District of the U.S. Postal Service opened on Friday, November 1, 2013 in Callao, Missouri. Krystal Barnes, Acting Manager, Post Office Operations for the Postal Service and store owner Diane Womack opened the VPO in a ribbon cutting event. Two years ago, the Postal Service introduced the

Village Post Office model as an alternate retail location for postal products and services. The VPOs are designed to offer Postal Service customers timesaving convenience, and in many cases, longer operational hours than regular post offices. VPOs are operated by local businesses, communities, and local governments contracting with the Postal Service to offer popular postal products and services including stamps and flat-rate packaging. The Callao VPO is located at the Kaseyville Store, 39035 State Route 3 and is open from 6:30 AM – 5:30 PM Monday through Friday, 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM Saturday. The VPO offers forever stamps and flatrate packaging.

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Macon Police Department News On 10/13/13 at approximately 4:50am, the Macon Police Department responded to a report of an abandoned vehicle in the intersection of Union and Rubey Streets. Upon arrival, police located a pick up blocking the intersection with no one in the area. Police located the owner of the vehicle who reported to have left it parked unattended approximately 3 blocks away. It appeared there was damage to the bumper of the vehicle consistent with an unknown person(s) attempting to pull the vehicle with a chain. The victim further stated a wallet was missing from the interior. This case remains under investigation at this time. On 10/16/13 at approximately 9:30am, a victim reported to the Macon Police Department a burgla-

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CLARENCE CHRONICLES Well I hope everyone survived the storms today and is ready for Halloween tomorrow night. Then we are into the Holiday Season. I must say I love Thanksgiving and Christmas. I will start next week getting out the Christmas decorations. I want to get one tree up by the 15th of November. In case you didn’t know I put up 8 trees. I also put out a collection of Santas and several Nativity sets. I do each room in a theme. Santas in the family room. Angels in the living room. Gingerbread men in the kitchen and so on. Did I mention that I love Christmas? Just

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remember Jesus is the reason for the season. It was a busy Saturday in Clarence. We had several garage sales and a great Expo downtown in the VFW Hall. There were a lot of people in town all day Saturday. I had my garage sale across the street in the Greenhouse. I was glad I did as we had heat and was out of the wind. I just wish I had of gotten rid of more stuff as I hate to store it again. This Saturday night is the Lord’s Hour Sale at the Clarence United Methodist Church. Kenny and I plan to go for supper and the auction. I hope they

have a good turn out as it is always a fun time. Right now I am terribly disappointed as the Red Sox just won the World Series. In other words the St. Louis Cardinals gave it away, I know all of us wanted St. Louis to win. We have a big patio that is wider than the back of our house. We also have lots of patio furniture and we really enjoy our summers spent outside. For years we have planted roses on trellis Fences with vines and small trees all around our back patio so it is private. We wanted to set out there and no one be able to see us. Well since talk-

ing to the Neighbor Watch I have learned we did it wrong. Our back patio is a good place for anyone out doing wrong at night to hide. None of our neighbors could tell if anyone is out there. So no we are in the process of putting Dusk to Dawn lights and motion lights out on our back shed because light is the best way to keep your home safe. So everyone walk around your home some night and look for places where someone can hide. The best way to stay safe at home is to light it up outside. Hope you all have a blessed week. Patty

HEARTLAND HEADLINES The girls from Heartland Christian Academy boarding school spent part of their non-academic week in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, where they attended the famous Passion Play. In addition to seeing the play, the girls toured the grounds and visited several attractions. They walked

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through a model of the ancient Temple in Jerusalem, and met a shepherd who demonstrated the kind of sling David would have used. This was a great opportunity for the girls to see the Bible brought to life. They had worked all summer doing car washes, bake

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sales, and various events to raise funds for the trip. Shortly after the group returned from Eureka Springs, members of the girls’ volleyball team packed their suitcases for a trip to Joplin, Missouri. Coach Jenny Dombrowski led the girls to a third place win in the Missouri

Christian Schools Athletic Association tournament. Even more important, though, the HCA girls came home with the Sportsmanship Award. We are so proud of all these young women, and we look forward to watching their achievements and their character grow.

Marsha Hammons Charlie Brown Great Pumpkin. Eleven carved pumpkins were brought. Each one was given an award. Costume winner were Pre Kindergaten -1st grade London Smith and Tarin Schneider. 2nd and 3rd grade Issac Hyde and Emery Mason, 4th - 6th grade Aislynn Baker, cutest costume and Bryann Magers, most original costume. 7th grade - adult Dalton Howe, cutest costume and Sarah Brands most

Atlanta Christian Church hosted it’s 5th annual Trunk or Treat in Atterberry Park on October 27. There were 19 decorated trunks. 75 children attended. Prizes for decorated trunks were sponsored by Charlie’s Service and Midway Gas and Grill. 1st place trunk by Dale and Janet Loveland, Coon Hunters. 2nd place trunk by Suzanne Forquer, Jonah and the Whale. 3rd place trunk by Monica Holcomb,

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original costume. The church youth group had a successful soup supper fundraiser, they sold out of soup. Saturday supper guests of Dolores Harpster were Mr. and Mrs. Kirby Harpster and daughters of Warrenton, Shirley Harpster of Kansas City, Stacy and Jimmie Stuart of Macon, and Rodnay and Cindi Harpster. Sunday lunch guests of Dolores Harpster were

Shirley Harpster of Kansas City, Mr. and Mrs. Kirby Harpster and daughters of Warrenton, Rodney and Cindi Harpster, and Bill and Mary Beldon of Clarence. Chris Ferral visited Wayne and Elizabeth last week. David and Leannette Beeson and Cooper of Salem spent the weekend with Wayne and Elizabeth Beeson.

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Sylvia Jean Gladhill, 71, of rural Macon, MO, passed away on Tuesday, October 29, 2013, at her home northeast of Macon. Sylvia was born on January 29, 1942, in Millard, MO, the daughter of Ernest Eugene and Juanieta E. (Cunningham) Kinion. She graduated from LaPlata High School in 1960. Sylvia married Ted Ray Shelmadine on August 16, 1964, at the First Baptist Church in Macon. He passed away on December 24, 1999. She then married Kenneth Gladhill on March 31, 2001, at the Macon County Courthouse. Sylvia worked at Toastmaster Inc. for many years. She was a Christian by faith and enjoyed gardening, canning, sewing quilting, farming, working with cattle, and especially being a wife. Sylvia is survived by her husband, Kenneth of the home; three sisters, Betty Lou Pester and husband Joe of Sturgeon, MO, Jenell Dean Weber of Clarence, MO, Teresa Ann Kinion of Macon, MO, and nieces, nephews, and in-laws. She was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband, Ted Shelmadine, and two sisters, Lorene Perkins and Charlotte Cross. Funeral services were Friday, November 1, 2013, at 1:00 pm at Hutton and McElwain Funeral Home in Macon. Burial was at the Mt. Tabor Cemetery east of Atlanta, MO. Visitation was Thursday evening, from 5 pm to 7 pm, at the funeral home.

Daughters of Union Veterans October Meeting The Josephine Garlock Morrow Tent #23 of the Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War 18611865 met October 22, 2013 at the Novinger Firehouse in Novinger, with seven members and one guest, Sandra Swadley. Larry Smith of Novinger gave the program. He showed and spoke on the historical items he had located in Adair County this past year. These included buttons, badges, a minie ball and a five-pound ball, an arrowhead, knives and many other articles. He explained how he found them and where they were found. He even found a wax seal but has not found the letters that fill the slots. He is still looking for them. Everyone was able

to handle and examine the articles in detail. After the program, President Elna Williams opened the meeting with Chaplain, Becky Lang. The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag was recited. Mettie Davis read the minutes of the September meeting and they were approved as read. Courtesy chair, Catherine Llewellyn sent get well cards and birthday cards to members. The November meeting would be held at Jaegers Coffee House in Macon. Hostesses Janie Magers and Mettie Davis served refreshments to: Catherine Llewellyn, Becky Lang, Mary Shott, Janean Faux, Elna Williams and guest, Sandy Swadley.

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FCCLA FALL PARTY

La Plata FCCLA hosted a fall party on October 14, 2013 at Smithson Farms for all FCCLA members. There was a short meeting called to order by president La Donna White followed by a weenie roast, games, and a hayride. There were 37 members in attendance.

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(Continued from October 30, 2013) New business included announcing next year hosts for the 80th Mercer Reunion would be Carmaleta Teel, Nancy Schreiner, and Lorene Calderone on August 31, 2014. There was discussion with the possibility a large number in attendance for the 80th that we may need to secure more tables and chairs or a larger venue to hold the event. Neal Matticks said it was possible for him to rent extra tables and chairs if needed. It was decided to get reservations by July 1st as to a total count and proceed from there as to what would be needed to hold

the event. The collection taken each year was used to pay the rental for the American Legion Hall and the rest deposited in the Murray Cemetery Fund. The business meeting was adjourned at 1:47 PM. The remainder of the time together was spent playing several games that each Table Team competed to compile points for the Championship Prizes. Attending from out of town were Kathy Grear and Pam Schlotthauer from Omaha, NE, Jane, Steve, and Allison Spann from Atlanta, GA, Chris Stone from Wentzville, MO, Seth Bohnet, Adam, Debi, Jordan and Addison Bohnet from Las Ve-

gas, NV, Christy Bohnet, Jamie, Jessica, Kennade, and Sawyer Wardyn from Ankeny, IA, Lorene Calderone from Galesburg,IL, Pete Calderone and Becky Good from Victoria, IL, Carmaleta Teel from Marceline, MO, Barb Maitland from Cedar Rapids, IA, Lowell and Nancy Schreiner from Marceline, MO, Danny & Mary Teel from Bucklin, MO, Daniel, Lisa, Jerry, Mitch, Daniel, Mary, and Dylan Teel from Maysville, MO, Neal Matticks from New York, NY and Gwen Gash from Dallas, TX. Those attending from La Plata, MO were Blanche Meeks, Lenora Grear, and Shirley Matticks.

President Ron Watts called the meeting to order. Ralph Klusman led the Pledge of Allegiance. Doris Duckworth filled in as secretary during the beginning of the meeting. TREASURER’S REPORT: Ruth Masten gave the treasurer’s report, which

was approved as read. The minutes of the last meeting were read and the following correction made: “The old bath in the new bedroom exhibit in the Annex is from the Old Stage Coach Inn in Macon.” The minutes were approved as corrected.

OLD BUSINESS: Sally Watts thanked those cleaning and preparing the Museum for the homecoming tours on the weekend of October 5, 2013. Merlyn Amidei reported that homecoming tours were given for the classes of 1963, 1973, and 1988, producing $88 in donations, several book sales and also some new members. NEW BUSINESS: Merlyn announced new tours: AT Still on Saturday, October 12, 2013, at 2:00 pm; The LaPlata Garden Club on Monday, October 21, 2013 at 1:30 pm; A St. Louis group is expected on the morning of Saturday, October 26, 2013. President Watts commended Ralph on the job he is doing with the new arrow sign in front of the MCHS building. Sally Watts announced that Graves Chapel southeast of Macon has closed and several items are being donated to the MCHS including a picture of Ida and Mary Graves, and a plaque with the picture of the original church Charles Pontius donated a gorgeous military uni-

CLARENCE CARE CENTER NEWS Doug Beldon and Larry & Becky Roberts led Church services for the residents and their guests Sunday morning. Isabel Hutcherson played the piano. Those attending were Dale Carr, Jim Hill, Grace Killen, Blanche Hoffman, Darrell McDowell, Dorothy Dee Daniel, Martha Mason, and Larry Vaughn. The Friendship Design class met Monday morning. They made pink ribbon pins for Breast Cancer Awareness. Holly and the residents played Bingo this afternoon. The grand prize winners were Helen Griswold, Dolores White, and Norma Latimer. Tuesday morning, the residents made scarecrow door decorations. Holly had everything organized for them to design and create their one of a kind scarecrows. Mark, Holly, and Amber took Oreta Imler, Doreena Young, and Dorothy Dee Daniel shopping in Macon this afternoon. They stocked up on the ever so essential Halloween candy! Harold Carrison and his sweet dog, Molly, came out for a visit Wednes-

day morning. The residents and staff loved seeing them! Before lunch, Holly and the residents played “Who Wants to be a Millionaire” and of course they won the fantasy million dollars! Larry Mitchell, from the Catholic Church, led Bible study this afternoon. He read scripture from Romans 8:28-32, Luke 13:20-30. The topic of study was “The Narrow Door”. Thursday was Halloween and Holly had lots of fun in store for the residents. They started the morning off with a scavenger hunt. Holly hid witch’s hat around the Community Room and the residents had to find them. Grace Killen found the most and won the grand prize. The residents enjoyed their annual Halloween party in the afternoon. One of our amazing volunteers, Stephanie Holder, and her little dog TJ stopped by for the party and the residents loved their costumes. Stephanie and TJ were dressed in their Hawaiian grass skirts and leis. Holly served everyone candy corn cupcakes and punch,

then told funny Halloween jokes and riddles. This evening, the residents were ready for all the little trick or treaters. They had plenty of candy to hand out and they thoroughly enjoyed seeing all the fun, and some scary, costumes. We had 94 trick or treaters come visit us. It was a great day! Clark Dobbs, from the Macon First Baptist Church, led Bible study Friday morning. The study title was “Stand Down”. Scripture was read from Genesis 13:1-18. Clark reminded us that if we live in submission to Christ, we care not only for our own interests, but also for the interests of others. Holly and the residents met for their monthly Resident Council meeting this afternoon. Saturday afternoon, the residents watched Smokey and the Bandit 2 during Movie Time with Darrell. We would like to thank Jim Hill, Mr.& Mrs. James McEwen, and Raena Foreman for their recent donations to the Care Center. Have a wonderful week!

TOPS MO877 La Plata met Tuesday, Oct 22 in the La Plata Christian Church Fellowship Hall with eight members weighing in. Gail led the meeting. We opened the meeting with our TOPS and KOPS pledges. Karen C led us in out TOPS Ratification Song. Roll call was “Did you lose or gain?” Best TOPS loser was Bobbi. KOPS Barbara G. re-

mained in leeway. Our program/contest was Halloween-themed. Some members chose to wear funny or decorative hats. Bobbi won the Scavenger Hunt contest, winning the prize money by having the most points. Barb Y played Halloween music in the background and served hot spiced apple drink and hot chocolate. We played “pass the Hot Pumpkin”

and Nancy won the pumpkin and a free punch on her punch card. Donna Joyce will start was on a new weight-loss contest next week using this weeks’ weight as a starting point. Anyone interested in visiting or joining TOPS is welcome. Please call Gail at 660-651-3015 for more information.

form. Roger Marsh is donating his dad’s pins along with his picture in which it is reported he looks every bit the drill sergeant he was. MORE ACTIVITIES AND VISITORS: George Morgenweck recounted that those in Genealogy had worked all summer. They are working on several projects and continue to be busy. Ruth Masten gave some examples of the work they are doing including much research, searching for photographs, and the adjusting of schedules to accommodate requests of visitors. President Watts said that Shake Rag Cemetery has been fenced in by Brad Wood, owner, for protection. He added that a lowgrowing plant is growing in there with no brush in it. If identified, it might be good to plant elsewhere. Johnny Edmonds, 91, and brother Gene, 90, visited Macon and identified an old mine site and the railroad track location which he had passed many times as a boy walking to Elk

Fork school with four other boys on C west of Excello. Visiting the old home site one mile west of Excello, he found only an old well covered with a mattress springs. Steve took the map to Junior Brown who verified the old mine location. The mine was in operation when they walked to school. One of the boys grew up to work on one of the big shovels. Only the two boys are left now, Johnny 91, and Gene 90. Twin brothers from out of state whose grandmother Christenson was in charge of the laundry at the Sanatorium visited. Sally Watts took them on a two-hour tour at night. Ruth Masten worked with them for about two hours also. They wanted to talk with Victor Eugene Williams and were encouraged to do so since Mr. Williams was in poor health. They did meet with him and got a lot of good information. Mr. Williams, whose mind remained clear, passed away at the end of the week. They also wanted to see Jack Lee and were also able to meet with him. Merlyn displayed a Macon paper dated June 15, 1916, found in Sulphur Springs, Arkansas. A man was remodeling a house and found the paper inside the living room wall. The house was built by a doctor in Macon. Merlyn pointed out two interesting articles. One reported the Burlington had eight troop trains with 155 cars per train (the largest Burlington had ever had), carrying troops from New York and Rhode Island, Also in the paper was a letter about the Sanatorium. Vice-president Harold Burkhardt announced that Charlie and Connie Bender are donating a gray and white Home Comfort, wood-burning cook stove. MEMORIAL WINDOWS: President Watts gave a special thank you

to the classes of 1963 and 1962 for donating $200 each for a memorial window. They already have one each in the kitchen and now will have one in the schoolroom. Mr. Perkins got another. The class of 1988 is thinking about getting one. The family of Leon Oberto donated for a window. A plaque for the window is to be placed in the mining room. Ruth Masten observed, “The building showed really well.” Ruth also stated that about $1000 was done from scrapping and having the loads expertly torn apart, and then sorted for top dollar. President Watts reported that most of that work was accomplished in the heat of the summer but was well worth the effort. He also stated that the Museum is looking for a trailer. “We have been using Harold’s and Charlie’s and need to get one of our own.” The museum will remain open this season from 2 pm - 4 pm, Thursday - Saturday until the weather turns too cold. A fall picnic is postponed until next year. President Watts reminded everyone that the next meeting will be the Christmas Banquet at the Exposition Center (catered by Nolans) on December 12, 2013, with dinner being served at 6:00 pm and the meeting following. MCHS will take its own coffee so coffee will be available. President Watts commended Huey White for the yellow striping on the entrance steps plus all the other work he and Mardine do as faithful volunteers. Dues for 2014 are payable now with the bonus of getting 15 months membership for the 12-month price of a $10 single or $15 family membership. The meeting was adjourned. Refreshments were served.

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Ghost, goblins, witches and vampires walked the streets of Macon this past Thursday night. A cold gloomy darkness covered the City of Maples. Rain had fallen all day and the chill hung in the air covering everything in a coat of dampness. Two more children of the night met on the rain soaked gridiron of Hugh Dunn Field. The Macon Tigers lay waiting in their home den for the Pirates of Boonville. It was winner take all, it was trick or treat, win and move on. Districts had started in Class III Football across the state of Missouri. The Tigers were set to open play against the Boonville Pirates in the first round. The winner would advance on to the next round, the

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no more of it intercepting a Francis pass on the 15. The Tigers got out of harms way with a pass from Smith to Tight end Chase Stockton to the 27. Macon used the ground game of Lewis and Little followed by another pass to Watts to get to midfield. The drive stalled but the Tigers flipped the field on Boonville. The Pirates were pinned on their own 16 after a nice punt from Macon. After a short drive a bad snap forced another Boonville punt. Macon took over at Midfield; Craig Smith fired the ball to Watts for 15 then hit Lewis on a swing pass for 29 yards to the Boonville seven yard line. Lewis took a handoff and went around the corner for a seven yard score. Macon went for a two point conversion and was successful on a pass to Turner. Macon led 14-0 going into

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zone and Macon led 28 to 6 at the end of three quarters. At the start of the final quarter the Tigers nailed the coffin shut. Josh Turner intercepted another pass giving the Tigers the ball right back. Smith and Watts knew what to do with it, connecting for a twenty-yard touchdown on the first play. Macon held a commanding 35 to 6 lead. Boonville was not able to muster anything the rest of the quarter. The Tigers ate up the clock using running backs Little, Ethan Pagliai, Trae Adams and Austen Harrison. When the whistle blew to end the game Macon had a bag full of Candy and a first round District victory. Looming on the horizon was a second clash in three weeks with Centralia. Macon will travel to Centralia Wednesday November 6th and hope to exact some revenge on the Panthers.

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VETERANS DAY Macon County Veterans Have a Wall of Their Own

The new Military Room at the Macon County Historical Society displays photographs of Veterans from Macon County, past and present. The photos cover two walls and is always expanding.

The History Of Veterans Day World War I – known at the time as “The Great War” - officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, in the Palace of Versailles outside the town of Versailles, France. However, fighting ceased seven months earlier when an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. For that reason, November 11, 1918, is generally regarded as the end of “the war to end all wars.” Soldiers of the 353rd Infantry near a church at Stenay, Meuse in France, wait for the end of hostilities. This photo was taken at 10:58 a.m., on November 11, 1918, two minutes before the armistice ending World War I went into effect In November 1919, President Wilson proclaimed November 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day with the following words: “To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations…” The original concept for the celebration was for a day observed with parades and public meetings and a brief suspension of business beginning at 11:00 a.m. The United States Congress officially recognized the end of World War I when it passed a concurrent resolution on June 4, 1926, with these words: Whereas the 11th of November 1918, marked the cessation of the most de-

structive, 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. An Act (52 Stat. 351; 5 U. S. Code, Sec. 87a) approved May 13, 1938, made the 11th of November in each year a legal holiday—a day to be dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be thereafter celebrated and known as “Armistice Day.” Armistice Day was primarily a day set aside to honor veterans of World War I, but in 1954, after World War II had required the greatest mobilization of soldiers, sailors, Marines and airmen in the Nation’s history; after American forces had fought aggression in Korea, the 83rd Congress, at the urging of the veterans service organizations, amended the Act of 1938 by striking out the word “Armistice” and inserting

in its place the word “Veterans.” With the approval of this legislation (Public Law 380) on June 1, 1954, November 11th became a day to honor American veterans of all wars. Later that same year, on October 8th, President Dwight D. Eisenhower issued the first “Veterans Day Proclamation” which stated: “In order to insure proper and widespread observance of this anniversary, all veterans, all veterans’ organizations, and the entire citizenry will wish to join hands in the common purpose. Toward this end, I am designating the Administrator of Veterans’ Affairs as Chairman of a Veterans Day National Committee, which shall include such other persons as the Chairman may select, and which will coordinate at the national level necessary planning for the observance. I am also requesting the heads of all departments and agencies of the Executive branch of the Government to assist the National Committee in every way possible.” President Eisenhower signing HR7786, changing Armistice Day to Veterans Day. From left: Alvin J. King, Wayne Richards, Arthur J. Connell, John T. Nation, Edward Rees, Richard L. Trombla, Howard W. Watts On that same day, President Eisenhower sent a letter to the Honorable Harvey V. Higley, Administrator of Veterans’ Affairs (VA), designating him as Chairman of the Veterans Day National Committee. In 1958, the White House advised VA’s General Counsel that the 1954 designation of the VA Administrator as Chairman of the Veterans Day National Committee applied to all subsequent VA Administrators. Since March 1989 when VA was elevated to a cabinet level department, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs has served as the

committee’s chairman. The Uniform Holiday Bill (Public Law 90-363 (82 Stat. 250)) was signed on June 28, 1968, and was intended to ensure three-day weekends for Federal employees by celebrating four national holidays on Mondays: Washington’s Birthday, Memorial Day, Veterans Day, and Columbus Day. It was thought that these extended weekends would encourage travel, recreational and cultural activities and stimulate greater industrial and commercial production. Many states did not agree with this decision and continued to celebrate the holidays on their original dates. The first Veterans Day under the new law was observed with much confusion on October 25, 1971. It was quite apparent that the commemoration of this day was a matter of historic and patriotic significance to a great number of our citizens, and so on September 20th, 1975, President Gerald R. Ford signed Public Law 94-97 (89 Stat. 479), which returned the annual observance of Veterans Day to its original date of November 11, beginning in 1978. This action supported the desires of the overwhelming majority of state legislatures; all major veterans service organizations and the American people. Veterans Day continues to be observed on November 11, regardless of what day of the week on which it falls. The restoration of the observance of Veterans Day to November 11 not only preserves the historical significance of the date, but helps focus attention on the important purpose of Veterans Day: A celebration to honor America’s veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.

On Being a Military Wife By Sharon Coram

At war or in peace, everyone has to agree that our active military and veteran’s deserve recognition for putting themselves in harm’s way all for the love of country. However, there are other heroes in the mix that are sometimes forgotten, and those are the spouses and families left behind. The spouses don’t deal with the oppressive heat; they don’t risk explosions or gunfire. They are not taken away from home and family either, but they do fight a battle of their own. I am a former Navy wife, and I also worked for Navy Family Services (NFS) so I have a little bit of experience. NFS is an organization that helps council military families, provides emotional support both at home and away. They have pre-deployment programs and they go out to returning troops for postdeployment programs (Coming home can be just as problematic as leaving.) Life as a military spouse is not an easy one. Your spouse doesn’t just leave and life goes on until he/ she comes back. It is a daily struggle. Let’s look at it from a wife’s point of view since that is my experience: You are married; you have a partnership in child-rearing, financial, and everyday life, then suddenly your husband is gone on deployment for 6 months. You don’t just get up the next morning and act as if nothing is different! You have to get the kids to school, go to work, deal with the leaky faucet, take care of car maintenance, pay the bills, fix meals, etc., etc. Yesterday you had help with all of that, but today it’s just you. On top of that, there is the worry, which is probably the hardest part. Things are a little different now with cell phones, email and Skype, but back when I was the military wife, I waited for the mail to come, waited for the

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phone to ring and in the meantime, I worried. It was during Desert Storm. Luckily, my then husband was on shore duty and did not return to a ship until after our daughter was born and the Desert Storm had settled. Nonetheless, the danger was still there as he was a military police officer. But since he came home every night, I didn’t worry as much. He returned to sea duty and that was when the real worry started. We had said our goodbyes, I resigned myself to what I needed to do and a week later I heard on the news that my husband’s ship, USS Dahlgren (DDG 43), had had an explosion in the boiler room. He was a Boiler Tech… I have never been so worried in all my life, before or since then. I had a 6 month old daughter, I was 800 miles from my family, had no real friends in Virginia, and I was alone in my panic. To make a long story short, it was a day later when I finally got word from the ship’s ombudsman that my husband was not one of the men killed in the explosion. The ship hobbled back to port and they let the wives onboard. I saw my husband and collapsed from relief. The two sailor’s killed that day were Fireman Sean Allen Bible, 23, of Indianapolis, Ind., and Petty Officer 3rd Class Christopher James Woodmansee, 22, of Downey, Calif. I have a huge amount of gratitude for our military and honor them as much as anyone. But, I also have a huge amount of respect for the spouses and families. I have been there and I know.

VETERANS DAY PROGRAMS Area High Schools welcome you their Annual Veteran’s Day Veteran’s DaytoAssemblys Tribute on November 11 , 2013 to honor the brave men and women who have so nobly served and are currently serving our country.

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Vietnam Vets of Macon County- Killed in Action

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The following are Macon County Veterans who lost their lives in Vietnam and are listed on the Vietnam Wall in Washington DC: ROBERT ALLEN ANSPACH MSGT - E8 - Army - Regular Special Forces, Length of service 16 years, His tour began on Sep 11, 1967, Casualty was on Sep 11, 1967 In SOUTH VIETNAM, Hostile, died while missing, GROUND CASUALTY, GUN, SMALL ARMS FIRE, Body was not recovered ROGER LEE CHRISTENSEN SP4 - E4 - Army - Selective Service, MACV Advisors, His tour began on Aug 17, 1971, Casualty was on Dec 5, 1971 In BIEN HOA, SOUTH VIETNAM Non-Hostile, died of illness/injury, GROUND CASUALTY VEHICLE CRASH, Body was rwecovered NOBLE THOMAS HEAD SP4 - E4 - Army - Regular Length of service 1 years, His tour began on Mar 1, 1968, Casualty was on Oct 27, 1968, In TUYEN DUC, SOUTH VIETNAM HOSTILE, HELICOPTER - CREW AIR LOSS, CRASH ON LAND, Body was recovered ROBERT BRUCE MADDOX 1LT - O2 - Army - Reserve, Length of service 2 years, His tour began on Dec 7, 1968, Casualty was on Feb 11, 1969 In LONG KHANH, SOUTH VIETNAM, HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY GUN, SMALL ARMS FIRE, Body was recovered DWARD LEE REYNOLDS SP4 - E4 - Army - Regular 25th Infantry Division, His tour began on Jan 8, 1970 Casualty was on Sep 18, 1970, In HUA NGHIA, SOUTH VIETNAM HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY, OTHER EXPLOSIVE DEVICE, Body was recovered DWARD LEE REYNOLDS SP4 - E4 - Army - Regular 25th Infantry Division, His tour began on Jan 8, 1970 Casualty was on Sep 18, 1970, In HUA NGHIA, SOUTH VIETNAM, HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY OTHER EXPLOSIVE DEVICE, Body was recovered THOMAS JOHN CROSS SP4 - E4 - Army - Selective Service, 196th Light Infantry Brigade, Length of service 0 years, His tour began on Nov 16, 1969, Casualty was on Jan 1, 1970 In QUANG TIN, SOUTH VIETNAM HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY, GUN, SMALL ARMS FIRE, Body was recovered

Dominic T. DiFatta Promoted

Ron & Jan Watts, Jr would like to recognize their son on his latest military achievement. On 1 November 2013, Dominic T. DiFatta was promoted to MSG (Master Sergeant) at the Pentagon, Washington DC. He is currently stationed at JBMHH (Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall) and assigned to HQDA, DCS-G3/5/7 as an Enlisted Aide. He returned last August from RCSouth Afghanistan with the 82nd Airborne Division. All of his family and friends are very proud of all he has accomplished. We thank him for his dedicated service to his country.

Missouri Veterans Commission

The Missouri Veterans Commission is a state agency established by Missouri Statute to aid all Veterans, their dependents, and legal representatives by providing information regarding the rights of Veterans and their dependents and to assist Veterans accessing their available benefits through State and Federal Government. The Missouri Veterans Commission operates three core programs established by Statute: Veterans Service Program, Veterans Homes Program, and Veterans Cemeteries Program, and four specialized outreach initiatives focusing on the unique needs of certain Veterans: Women Veterans, Minority Veterans, Incarcerated Veterans, and Returning and Current Active Duty Service Members. The Commission also has a Veterans Ombudsman who works with unusual and extraordinary issues faced by Veterans, Service Members, and their families. Through these programs, the Missouri Veterans Commission provides access to Veterans

benefits that includes, but is not limited to, application for compensation (service connected disabilities), War-time Pension, Education and Training, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment, Veteran Affairs (VA) Health Care eligibility, Home Loan Guaranty, Life Insurance, Burial Benefits and Survivor Benefits, as well as long term skilled nursing care and a final resting place with honor and dignity. The Missouri Veterans Commission encourages ALL Veterans to visit with a Veterans Service Officer, sign up for VA health care, and join a Veterans Service Organization The local Veteran Service Officers are: Mark Bruce, Serving Linn and Macon Counties. Please call 660385-6192 for more information. Jim Nugent, serving Adair, Knox, Putnam, Schuyler, Scotland and Sullivan Counties.. Please call 660-785-2460 for more information.

THANK YOU VETERANS! In Flanders fields the poppies blow, Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky, The larks, still bravely singing, fly. Scarce heard amid the guns below. Colonel John McCrae

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CMU Criminal Justice Program Earns Honors

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GIFFORD ITEMS We end October with much cooler temperatures and some rain! The temperature in the 30’s and 20’s should take care of that pesky goldenrod and ragweed. We were so glad to get 2 inches of rain. Amy Burns and friend, Jamie Langbart of Columbia, visited Richard and Sharron Burns Sunday afternoon. They came to help Sharron celebrate her birthday after dining at a La Plata Restaurant. David Moore of Central Christian College of the Bible at Moberly delivered the Sunday message at

Sharron Burns Gifford Christian Church.. He accompanied by his family, wife Donetta, Son Will and daughter Ashlee Moore. Attending were Donna and Jerry Gray, Jean Elliot, Donna Kelly, Dean a Marietta Slaughter, Rich and Sharron Burns, Chad, Amanda, Claire and Morgan Belfield, Kirby Bailey ND Debbie Newland, Janice summers invited Donna and buddy Siebold this week. A small crowd attended the Friends for La plat Preservation’s Ham and Bean supper Friday evening at the La Plata Legion

building Richard and Sharron Burns attended the visitation for Peggy Thomas Wednesday morning The La Plata Community Fire District Board of Directors met Monday evening at the Depot Inn meeting room. Attending were Richard Burns, James Repogle, Danny Smithson, Steve Shipp, Ray Ivy and Fire Chief Bob Couch. Richard and Sharron Burns attended the La Plata Lions Club meeting held Tuesday evening at the La Plata Presbyterian family Life Center.

Seidt, Donna Clarkson. Duane and Peggy Turner celebrated their 54th anniversary. Dan Magruder of the Kirksville Lions Club was present and he thanked the La Plata club for their 1-year sponsorship. Also present was

Sandy McCann, the new District Governor. She presented a 20-year service pin to Duane Turner. Hannah Larson and Preston Payne gave their reports from Girls and Boys state this summer. Attending were Richard and Sharron Burns, Donna and Gary Clarkson, Dan Magruder, Peggy and Duane Turner, Shirley and Gary Smith, Clyde Burch, Charlotte and Robert Wheeler, Debie and John Becker, Lee and Linda Moots, Betty and Marvin Seidt. Guests present were Todd and Karen McClarkey, Bud and Carol Payne, Kendrick Payne, Tori and Blake Larson, Elaine Larson, Rachel Larson, Kirk Larson, Ben Larson, Sarah Larson, Elizabeth Larson, Hannah Larson and Preston Payne.

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President Duane Turner call the La Plata Lions Club meeting to order on October 22, 2013 at 7 pm. Invocation was given by Gary Clarkson. Pledges were led by Clyde Burch. Birthdays were celebrated for Sharron Burns, Marvin

Five Students, Faculty Member Win Regional Acclaim Criminal justice students and faculty from Central Methodist University proved they know what’s right, bringing home several awards from the Region 3 conference of the American Criminal Justice Association (ACJA). The ACJA Lambda Alpha Epsilon event was held Oct. 17-20 in Garden City, Kan. The region includes Kansas, Missouri, Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Nebraska, and over 120 people participated this year. The conference includes not only college and university students, but current and former criminal justice and law enforcement professionals. Perhaps the most impressive CMU achievement was its first place finish in the Crime Scene Investigation category, Professiona Division. Comprised of competi-

tors who are professional investigators and detectives, CMU Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice Teri Haack and two student teammates brought home the top prize. The students are Briana Kirkland, a senior criminal justice major from Bullard, Texas, and sophomore Alyssa Webb, a criminal justice major from Grain Valley. In the Crime Scene Investigation, Upper Division, a three-student team from CMU placed second. Students were Hannah Mackey, junior criminal justice major from Montgomery City; Alexandria Fesler Martin, sophomore criminal justice major from Bevier; and Morgan Windmiller, senior psychology and criminal justice major from Louisiana. The Upper Division includes college students with 60 or more credit hours. Briana Kirkland also earned individual honors by placing third in the

Physical Agility competition for females between the ages of 18-24. In addition to the competitions, students attended specialized workshops which included S.W.A.T. (Special Weapons And Tactics) Training, Anatomy and Fingerprint Labs, Interview and Interrogation, Firearms Training Simulator, and Moulage Recreation. “All of these individuals are exemplary students and worked long hours to prepare for these competitions,” noted Teri Haack. “Many of them are first time competitors and I am extremely proud of the way they represented Central Methodist University.” Prof. Haack was unanimously elected Vice President of AJCA Lambda Alpha Epsilon Region 3 for 2013-14. The CMU competitors will now advance to the AJCA national conference and competition, to be held next March in Overland Park, Kan.

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Monday November 11 Northern Beans w/ ham chunks carrots, cole slaw, cornbread, tropical fruit, milk. Tuesday November 12 Beef roast, mashed potatoes w/ gravy, corn, bread & butter, apricots, milk. Wednesday November 13 Pork Chops, AuGratin potatoes, broccoli w/ cheese, bread & butter, dump cake, milk. Thursday November 14 Fried chicken, Mashed potatoes w/gravy, peas & carrots, bread & butter, peaches, milk. Friday November 15 Sloppy Joe on bun, tator tots, wax beans, apple crisp, milk. Macon Senior Center/Meals on Wheel November 11 - November 15 660-385-6411 Monday November 11 Meatloaf, sliced potatoes, marinated tomatoes, fruit salad. Tuesday November 12 Roast Beef, mashed potatoes & gravy, green beans, pineapple.

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The undersigned, James Lewis McNew, is serving as Trustee under a Trust, the terms of which provide that the debts of the decedent may be paid by the Trustee upon receipt of proper proof thereof. The address of the undersigned Trustee is 206 Vine Street, Platte City, Missouri 64079. The telephone number of James Lewis McNew is 816-729-2332.

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FCCLA Regional Meeting

While attending the Region III FCCLA Regional Meeting we were warmly welcomed to the Central Christian College by the Region III officers, sponsors and guest speakers. We started off the meeting by reciting the creed led by the Region III president, standing for the pledge of allegiance, and honoring

the national anthem, sung by Natalie Hawkins. The members specifically enjoyed guest speaker Chris Bowers. He kicked off the meeting by having the entire gym goofily dance to “Dancing in the Rain”. Throughout the speech, he told inspirational stories that were also very humorous. His speech had what

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it takes to succeed in life, and he does it in a way the kids love. They laugh, but they also got a great message out of it. While the Regional Officers gave out awards, La Plata was announced for the second place award for the best Regional banner, and we proudly accepted. After the meeting

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Commission to discuss a health care company, concerning the options the new health care system. Meeting adjourned. September 19, 2013: Members present: Alan Wyatt, Drew Belt and Jon Dwiggins. Commission met with road supervisor, Isaiah Curtis to discuss various road and bridge projects. Reviewed and approved minutes. Commission viewed bridge on old Highway 36 West of Bevier. Commission attended a dinner and tour of new expansion of Poet ethanol plant. Meeting adjourned. September 23, 2013: Members present: Alan Wyatt, Drew Belt and Jon Dwiggins. Commission met with road supervisor, Chris Waddle to discuss various road and bridge projects. Ed Knowles and Josh Williams met with Commission concerning MoPERM insurance coverage. Cindy Hultz and Robin Simpson met with Commission with information on Solid Waste

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District. Motion made by Commissioner Belt to allow Emergency Director, Mike Shively, to purchase a county wide alert system for Emergency Management. Motion seconded by Commissioner Wyatt. Vote 3-0. September 26, 2013: Members present: Alan Wyatt, Drew Belt and Jon Dwiggins. Commission met with road supervisor, Chris Waddle and Ed Peavler to discuss rock hauling. Met with Sheriff Kevin Shoemaker concerning jail operations. September 27, 2013: Members present: Alan Wyatt, Drew Belt and Jon Dwiggins. Met in special session. Commission met with L J Hart concerning possible financing of the Jail/Courthouse complex. September 30, 2013: Members present: Alan Wyatt, Drew Belt and Jon Dwiggins. Commission met with road supervisor, Chris Waddle to discuss roadwork and next projects to be completed. Ed Knowles and Josh Williams met with the Commission to check equipment list for liability insurance. Met with MoDOT representatives Ron Watts, Kenny Voss and Dennis Brooks. Commission awarded rockhauling bid to O’Laughlin Trucking for 3 townships (Jackson @ 6.50,Ten Mile @ 6.50 and Round Grove @6.70) on a motion made

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Macon County Commission September 12, 2013: Members present: Alan Wyatt, Drew Belt and Jon Dwiggins. Commission met with road supervisor, Chris Waddle to discuss various road and bridge projects. Commission attended final inspection held at Star Bridge. Commission attended grant presentation by USDA to Macon County Economic Development. Met with Larry Gibson concerning health insurance details. Met with Lou Ann Rongey and Neil Miller representatives of USDA Rural Development to discuss possible financing of Courthouse/Jail Complex. Mike Shively donated Weather Radios to Macon County. Meeting adjourned. September 16, 2013: Members present: Alan Wyatt, Drew Belt and Jon Dwiggins. Commission met with road supervisor, Chris Waddle to discuss various road and bridge projects. Chris Corkan with WFG met with the

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PUBLIC NOTICE

Residents of the following school district: La Plata R-II:

All responsible public agencies are required to locate, evaluate, and identify children with disabilities who are under the jurisdiction of the agency, regardless of the severity of the disability, including children attending private schools, children who live outside the district but are attending a private school within the district, highly mobile children, such as migrant and homeless children, children who are wards of the state, and children who are suspected of having a disability and in need of special education even though they are advancing from grade to grade. The above mentioned school district assures that it will provide a free, appropriate public education (FAPE) to all eligible children with disabilities between the ages of 3 and 21 under its jurisdiction. Disabilities include autism, deaf/blindness, emotional disorders, hearing impairment and deafness, intellectual disability, multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairment, other health impairments, specific learning disabilities, speech or language impairment, traumatic brain injury, visual impairment/blindness and young child with a developmental delay. The public school assures that it will provide information and referral services necessary to assist the State in the implementation of early intervention services for infants and toddlers eligible for the Missouri First Steps program. The public school assures that personally identifiable information collected, used, or maintained by the agency for the purposes of identification, evaluation, placement or provision of FAPE of children with disabilities may be inspected and/ or reviewed by their parents/guardians. Parents/guardians may request amendment to the educational record if the parent/guardian believes the record is inaccurate, misleading, or violates the privacy or other rights of their child. Parents have the right to file complaints with the U.S. Department of Education or the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education concerning alleged failures by the district to meet the requirements of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). The public school has developed a Local Compliance Plan for the implementation of State Regulations for the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). This plan contains the agency’s policies and procedures regarding storage, disclosure to third parties, retention and destruction of personally identifiable information and the agency’s assurances that services are provided in compliance with the General Education Provision Act (GEPA). This plan may be reviewed during normal business hours at the local school district or by calling the district special education coordinator for an appointment. This notice will be provided in native languages as appropriate.

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