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The Macon County

USPS-299800 Vol.136, No. 45 Bevier, MO, 63532 • 16 Pages • 3 Sections • 75 Cents

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BEVIER SECTIONAL TRACK QUALIFIERS Congratulations to our sectional qualifiers: Cheyenne Shelmadine in Discus; Dominca Prokup in 100 and 300 Meter Hurdles; Jesse Ashenfelter in the 110 Meter Hurdles; Seth Shurvington in 110 and 300 Meter Hurdles; Jean Fiquet in 200 Meter Dash ; Mike Kissee, Seth Shurvington, Jean Fiquet, and Jesse Ashefelter in 4 x 200 Meter Relay


Wednesday, May 16, 2012

POET Biorefining Celebrates 12th Anniversary May 8, 2000 was a big day for Macon County and “Northeast Missouri Grain, LLC”. That is the day the ethanol plant began operations in a new facility just east of Macon. There were 28 members at the time and the following 13 of those members are still there today. Ken Richison, Scott Warren, Darcy Anderson, Eric Basler, Glenn Peterman, Mike Primrose, Josh Thudium, Steve Sagaser, Doug Simons, Josh Greenwood, Joe Curtis, David Wolfe and Steve Burnett. At that time NEMO Grain was the biggest plant to be built by the Broin Companies. The original plant met its production goal (Nameplate) after only one week of running, and by the end of 2 weeks it had run a full 7 consecutive days with an average production rate exceeding 15 MGPY(Million Gallons Per Year). The first operations team members were trained under the leadership of Rob Broin and his brother Todd Broin. Todd was behind the automation and controls of the plant process. The new plant was very quickly able to increase and hold production at 17 MGPY and grounding 6 million bushels of corn in that first year. Everyone worked very hard and also had many challenges along the way but with team work, perseverance and faith, as well as a great crew, the plant increased to run 21 to 23 MGPY up until 2003 when the first expansion was completed. The plant now has a capacity of 46 MGPY, and it employees 44 Team Members. NEMO Grain was the first ethanol plant to ever be built in Missouri. Board members John Eggleston and Grover Gamm worked tirelessly for many years to make the plant happen. Skeptics were plentiful as scores of locals would not dare invest in a plant they thought would not last more than six months. Other Agri-Businesses in the state worked to prevent the plant from being built. “I was asked by a local realtor, “Are you sure you shouldn’t rent a place to live for the first year? The “local talk” is there is not much chance the ethanol plant will ever make it”. Said Steve Burnett, General Manager. The ethanol plant cost more to build than any plant or business within Macon County. This is still true today. POET Biorefining Macon has had a tremendous positive effect on the local and state economy for the past 13 years, including the beginning construction phase that started

ABOVE - Steve Burnett, General Manager of POET, stands in front of the sign welcoming visitors to the biorefining plant. BELOW - POET has had a tremendous positive effect on the local and state economy since its opening in 2000.

in the spring of 1999. “The plants total economic effect in terms of jobs, equals over 1900 permanent full time jobs when all the “Trickle effect” jobs are included”, states Burnett. POET Biorefining Macon has earned the distinction of being one of the largest companies in all of Northeast Missouri when measured by gross revenue and is respected as one of the very best places to work within all of Northeast Missouri. Burnett stated he has lived and worked here longer than any other place in his life and says “God has truly held the reins of our destiny and I fully trust Him to continue carrying the load for us in the fu-

ture”. POET offers its employees one of the best benefit packages in the area and has a very high employee retention rate. “We are very close to our employees says Burnett; when one of them needs something, we’re all here to help”. “I have been blessed to get to serve with our great team all these years”. POET Biorefining Macon has just celebrated its 12th anniversary on May 8th. Through all the trials, tribulations and on to the celebrations it remains a very strong force in Macon County and brings strength to the local economy.

MACON COUNTY INNOVATION CENTER Pictured is Spencer Hendricks waiting to steal a base during the Bevier vs. North Shelby game.

Monday night May 7th the Wildcats traveled to North Shelby to face the Raiders. Bevier came out on top with a final score of 13 to 5. John Fiquet had 2 singles and a double, McKenzey Pipes, Jonathan Basler, Louie Fiquet, and Logan Christensen all had singles and Seth Shurvington had 2 singles and a double. Mckenzy Pipes pitched 7 innings and gave up 5 hits, walked 2 and struck out 7 batters. On May 8th the Atlanta Hornets buzzed through Bevier and stung the Wildcats with a final game score of 15 -0. Bevier’s McKenzey Pipes had a double and Jonathan Basler a single but no runs were scored. Cat Scratch Fever hit Cairo on Thursday night as the Wildcats and Bear Cats played out the 7 innings ending in a 4 to 0 victory for the Bear Cats. Logan Christensen and Andrew Peter had singles. The Wildcats finished their regular season at 5-5. They travel to Keytesville on May 15th to play Northwestern for their first game in districts.

Due to a serious funding crisis, MO State Transportation Department leaders voted to eliminate 1200 positions statewide through attrition and transfers, closed three district offices, including Macon’s District 2 Complex and sold hundreds of pieces of equipment. This decision was devastating to the

employees, and our local economy. Our community is working to turn a devastating situation into a positive one… Macon County, the City of Macon and Macon County Economic Development leadership, along with state and local MODOT leadership, developed a plan to create a business incubator/en-

trepreneur center utilizing the existing MODOT complex. The Macon County Innovation Center (MCIC) will help create jobs and opportunities within the Macon County area. The MCIC will provide business services including business plan writing, feasibility studies, marketing assistance, procurement assistance, product development and financial planning. In addition, the MCIC will have office and/or manufacturing space available to new or growing businesses within our community. These businesses must be clients of the MCIC and utilize the resources provided, in order to occupy space. Onshore Outsourcing is the very first MCIC client. The MCIC is governed by a fourmember committee, including Presiding Commissioner, Alan Wyatt, Associate Commissioner, Jon Dwiggins, City Administrator, Allan Muncy and Mayor Dale Bagley. Macon County Economic Development Director, Denise Bennett, will serve as a consultant to the committee. Macon County Economic Development will oversee the Center and together with the University of Missouri Extension office and our local Small Business Technology Development Center (SBTDC), will provide the business assistance services.











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Bucklin Legion Leads Brookfield National Day Of Prayer

PHOTO LEFT TO RIGHT Colors: James Lee Jenkins, Raymond Hughes, Glen Kitchen, Phillip Casady, Darrell Messersmith, and Wayne Swank. Bugler-Donald Fosse, Sergeant at Arms Wayne Kitchen. Rifles-Charles Hulett, James Kosman, Gene Davis, Charles Snyder, Robert Green, Ralph Thomas, and Robert Jobson.

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On May 3, 2012 at 12:00 noon, The American Legion Bucklin, Missouri Green Hills Post 57 and Sons of The American Legion Squadron 57 opened the Brookfield observance of the National Day of Prayer, in the Twin Parks. Derek Sturguess, organizer of the Brookfield event introduced local clergy for prayers and Dixie Curtis

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including from President Abraham Lincoln in 1863. On April 17, 1952, President Harry Truman signed a bill proclaiming the National Day of Prayer into law in the United States. President Reagan amended the law in 1988, designating the first Thursday of May each year as the National Day of Prayer.

Little Mr. and Miss. Macon County Pageant to be held June 9 Applications now being accepted

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the event vocalist. National Day of Prayer calls on all people of different faiths in the United States to pray for the nation and its leaders. It is held on the first Thursday of May each year.  In 1775 the Continental Congress allocated a time for prayer in forming a new nation. Over the years, there have been calls for a day of prayer,

The Macon Women of Today will again sponsor the Little Mr. and Miss Macon County pageant for 2012. This year the event will be held in conjunction with the Relay for Life. The pageant will begin at 4 p.m. Saturday, June 9, 2012 at the Macon County Fairgrounds. All applicants must be either 5 or 6 years of age

and be a Macon County resident. An application form and informational letter may be picked up at Macon County Title & Escrow Services in Macon and must be returned no later than 4 p.m. Thursday, May 24, 2012. The applications of 10 boys and 10 girls will be accepted. Spots will be filled on a first-come, first-served ba-

sis. There is a $5 registration fee, and all contestants are required to attend a pageant rehearsal to be held at 6:00 p.m. Friday, June 8, 2012. For more information, call Jessica Allspach at 660.651.7040.

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BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: “Jacky’s Family Hair Care”

Jacky Patrick has owned and operated Jacky’s Family Hair Care since Sept. 1995 Once she received her license she purchased an old building that had been empty for 30 to 40 years and only consisted of 4 walls and part of a roof.

“The area was a small junk yard” said Jacky. Jacky’s favorite thing about doing hair is visiting with, who she called “Her Ladies”. Jacky said she is always learning something new from them. Jacky has been doing

hair for over 17 years. She has clients from NC and FL that have moved away, but come back a couple times a year for her to do their hair. Jacky keeps up with the latest by attending classes and receiving magazines

of hair styles. “Styles are always changing, but my young girls keep me up to date,” states Jacky Business Hours: Tuesday & Thursday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Wednesday & Friday 8:00 am to 12:00 pm and Saturday by ap-

pointment Cuts, Colors, Perms and Eye Brow Waxing available. Schedule groups for Proms and Weddings. Gift Certificates may be purchased. 104 S. Macon St. Bevier, Mo 63532 (660)773-

6603 Jacky also sells Farm Fresh Eggs for her nephew. “Gabe’s Eggs” at her shop $2.00 a dozen. Pictured is Jacky and one of “ her ladies”, Margaret Hutton of Macon, MO.

grade is costing more than the original set up in the beginning”. Most of the time when there is major upgrading or remodeling going on for a business, the cost has to be passed down to the customers. In this case, Todd is keeping the movie cost the same and not raising the price. The 3D movies will be just

$2.50 more. The extra cost for 3D movies include all the extra fees that go along with getting the movies as well as the special glasses that have to be worn. This weekend, is opening weekend for the theater. What a great time to take the family out and see all that new at the Macon Cinema.

Digital Technology a Must or Bust How many times have you had to change computers, cell phones, printers etc… in the past 15 years to keep up with technology? Todd Davidson of Macon has owned and operated The Macon Cinema since opening the doors in August of 1996. In the past 15 plus years of operation, he has been fortunate enough to use the same equipment today that he started out with. That has now come to an end. As with everything else the film equipment is now outdated and all movies are in digital form. Cinema owners don’t have a choice and must upgrade to the new equipment and systems or close the doors. This is the first major upgrade the Cinema has

had to do and as of May 18th the remodel and upgrade will be complete. What does this mean to us as costumers? Well, it means just this. After May 18th, 2012 when you walk in to the Macon Cinema, you will feel you have walked into an all new movie theater. Everything from where you purchase your tickets to the design and layout. Todd has gone to the limit on making everything fresh so his customers feel they have stepped into a brand new theater. The movies will be more crisp, clear and brighter. The digital upgrade will allow the Cinema to play 3D and 2D movies. By downloading the movies, instead of having to personally load

them from a reel, this will allow Todd to play the same movie in all three theaters at the same time. “When I wanted to play a movie in all three theaters, I rigged up a homemade pulley that would pull the movie from one theater to the other. There were always problems or the movie would get dust on it or crack the film”. Said Todd 75% to 80% of all movie theaters are owned by big companies and have several investors to easily maintain and upgrade when there are changes. The other 15% to 20% are theaters are owned and operated by families and the maintaining and upgrades aren’t so easy to do. Sonic Equipment of

Iowa was at the theater last week putting in the new systems as well as the following local contractors Steve Fuller, Jerry Thompson and Jason Clingsmith working on the remodel. Coca-Cola Bottling Co. of Macon come in and installed all new lines and once the remodel is complete you will be purchasing your tickets the same time you order your refreshments. “This will save time and cut back on having to wait in line” states Todd This remodel is a major one and the cost of doing something like this is astronomical for a family owned business. When Todd was ask about the total cost, he just stated “This remodel and up-

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Graduation Reflections

Camryn Teter, the daughter of Robbie and Chrissy Teter of Callao was the 1st place 25-35 month old baby at the Tri-County Christian School May Day activities. Camryn went on to win Grand Champion Baby as well. She is the granddaughter of Billy and Betty Teter of Macon and Rick and Denise Brown of Gibbs.


Every year during graduation time I always think about my days in school. For me it was a love hate relationship. I loved the sports and socializing, but I hated the work that always got in the way. I swore I wouldn’t need half the stuff we were learning in the real world. I just did enough to keep me in sports and other than that forget it! You can bet, every chance I got, I stayed home. I found out that my mother was the skipping queen in Shelby County during her high school years so I guess I got it from her. The only difference is when I skipped, most of the time I was with my mom! Getting a note was never an issue. My senior year I had all the credits needed to graduate except 3 and 2 were electives. That year consisted of going to school at 7:00 am for basketball practice, 1st hour was basketball practice, and 2nd hour was study hall so I stayed in the gym all hour then 3rd hour was home economics, which I hated! I felt I already knew how to cook better than most women and if anyone thought I was ever going to own a sewing machine… HA! Fortunately we were allowed to take our sewing projects home so I paid a lady in town that sewed for people to do mine. I know, but what can a girl do? I had to play ball so I

LIEBHART couldn’t get a bad grade. My senior year I left school before noon and worked in Kirksville as the Coop Advertising Manager for the Kirksville Crier. It’s hard to believe I drove from Clarence to Kirksville every day for $3.94 an hour. That was when I was first introduced to newspaper, who would have thought 26 years later I would be putting a paper out. But the really interesting thing is now all the things I disliked in school, I now like or want to do. How did that happen? I love reading about history and taking IQ test and quizzes. I am always taking classes to improve or learn something and actually enjoy sitting through them. It’s funny how life can take a curve and before you know it it’s pulled a 180 on you. Congratulations to all the area seniors and remember life is a journey so while you’re preparing for your destination, make great memories along the way. Oh and for my high school teachers…..I’m sorry!

Results Of DWI Enforcement Saturations Conducted In Troop B During The Month Of April 2012 Captain James E. Wilt, commanding officer of Troop B, Macon, announces the results of DWI enforcement saturations conducted in the Troop B area during the month of April 2012. During the month of April 2012, DWI enforcement saturations were conducted in the following dates/counties: April 20, in Marion and Ralls counties; April 21, in Lewis County; April 28, in Adair, Monroe, and Ralls counties. As a result of the operations, officers made 27 arrests and issued 97 warnings. The following is a list of enforcement contacts made during the saturations: 4 — Arrests for driving while intoxicated 6 — Citations for exceeding the posted speed limit 1 — Citation issued for careless & imprudent driving 1 — Citation issued for a stop sign violation 3 — Citations issued for non-moving violations 2 — Citations for license violations 2 — Arrests for person under 21 years of age possessing an intoxicating beverage 1 — Citation for a hazardous moving violation 2 — Citations issued for seat belt violations 1 — Citation for an insurance violation 1 — Arrest for a felony warrant 3 — Arrests for other misdemeanor criminal violations

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From the Desk of the Worship Center His Power Power is a concern especially for men. Before we purchase anything with a motor we want to know how much horse power we are getting. From tractors to lawnmowers we will pay extra for more power. When choosing a place for you and your family to worship doesn’t it makes sense to choose a church that believes and demonstrates the power of God? We are not talking about emotions running wild. We are talking about a group that believes God can and will change lives when he is sought. The scripture tells us that the churches in the end time will have a form of godliness and will deny the power thereof. We are also told to stay away from these establishments. We are challenging drugs, alcohol, pornography, and people without boundaries. We are outgunned in this war, and we can not win on our own strength. We must be associated with

the One who has power to change people places and things. When Jesus enters into us he does so with his power. Mt. 28:18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, “All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth [everyplace]”. Jesus also said “greater is he that is in you than he that is of the world”. Jesus walked on the storm. When the storm comes up in our life it is important to have a relationship with the One who told the storm “peace be still”. When I asked Jesus to save me I had no use for a good program, good music, good preaching. I was out of power and going down the third time. I desperately needed the power to stay afloat. I needed God to do for me what I could not do for myself. It’s a scary world when we can’t defend ourselves.

Everyone enjoys trying new recipes. You may find something new to add to your weekly menu. We love to hear from our readers! Please submit your favorite recipe and we will publish it in one of our issues. Mail to Home Press South, PO Box 65, Bevier, MO 63532 Attn: Reader’s Kitchen

STUFFED GREEN PEPPERS 1 lb. Hamburger 1 tsp. Salt 1 Chopped Onion 2 Cans Tomato Soup 1 Chopped Garlic Clove ½ lb. Sharp Shredded Cheese 1 tsp. Chili Powder 1 ½ C. Cooked Converted Rice ½ tsp. Pepper 8 Green Peppers Seed peppers and cook in salted water about 3 minutes. Cook rice and set aside. Mix hamburger, tomato soup, chili powder, salt, garlic, onion and cheese. Fill peppers and bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour and 15 minutes and crusty.Stir with wooden spoon while hot. Let cool. Make into balls and roll in white sugar.Inside of crust will look raw.

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Bevier Senior girls show their excitement for the end of the school year.

Missouri Scholarships and Grants Senior year!!! What an exciting time – but, sometimes it can be confusing, too! On one hand you are cramming in a lot of social activity, and on the other hand you are filling out applications to college. It’s like you have one foot in the present, and the other in the future. There is one other thing you really need to consider for your future – a scholarship or grant to help with expenses. Every year there are thousands of unclaimed scholarships – and dollars – out there that no one ever gets, because no one ever applied for them. Don’t let that be you!!! Check out the opportunities we’ve listed below – but realize these are just a few of hundreds out there. Go by and see your guidance counselor for more. Have a great year – and a happy life!!! Note: Many of the scholarships listed below have financial need as a consideration, and, if so, you are required to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Assistance (FAFSA) on line at Upon completion you will receive your Student Aid Report (SAR) based upon the results of your application. Joseph J. Frank Scholarship – American Legion Missouri

Are you the descendant or dependent of a U.S. military veteran? If so, and if you meet other qualifications, you might just receive this scholarship. Other eligibility requirements include residing in Missouri, ability to demonstrate the need for financial assistance, and good grades. The award is for $500 and can be used in designated schools. For details and a list of designated school available, contact Horatio Alger Missouri Scholarship Program If you are a high school senior who has already faced and overcome great obstacles in your life, you need to take a closer look at this program. Other requirements include ability to demonstrate financial need; that you have a minimum GPA of 2.0, and have a record of good academic achievement; that you are seriousminded in your approach to your future; and, that you are service oriented. Along with your completed application you will need to submit an essay, copy of your transcript, a letter of support, and an income statement. The scholarship may be used for full-time undergraduate study at 2 or 4-year colleges or universities in the United States.

There is no specified field of study for this award, but you must be in pursuit of a bachelor’s degree. For more details please check out this website: www. Awards are for $5,000 each. American Restaurant Scholarship Do you love to cook? Do you watch all the cooking shows on TV and dream of someday becoming a ‘top chef’ or having a restaurant of your own? Then this is the scholarship for you!!! This award -$4,000 -- pays for study at a licensed or accredited culinary school. If you live in Missouri, are a high school senior, and can prove that you are eligible, you’ll want to apply. To receive more information go to the website at Access Missouri Financial Assistance Program This award ranges from $300 to $4,600, and is a renewable scholarship. If you are a Missouri high school senior, and can prove your need for financial aid within the guidelines of this program, you may qualify. First, go on line to fill out the free FAFSA application (see ‘note’ above). Only families with an EFC (expected family contribution) of $12,000 per year

are eligible. Check out the website for more information at Missouri Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship You have worked hard and have demonstrated consistently high scholastic achievement! Now, because of all your hard work, you may qualify for this prestigious scholarship. This award is renewable for up to four years, with an initial amount of $1,500 per year. If you think you might qualify for this scholarship, contact your high school guidance counselor. To see more details go to www.dese. Missouri Teacher Education Scholarship

This award is intended for use at a designated college or university by a student majoring in Education. To qualify you must have a record of high scholastic achievement. You must rank in the top 15% of your graduating class or score in the top 15% on your ACT/SAT. If selected, a commitment of teaching five years in Missouri schools is required. If you satisfy your commitment, the amount of your scholarship will be forgiven. If you do not fulfill this agreement, however, the scholarship reverts to a loan and must be repaid. If you would like more information, go to

Marguerite Ross Barnett Memorial Scholarship If you are planning on going to school half-time while you work at least 20 hours a week to support your education, this scholarship is for you. To apply you must be a high school senior residing in Missouri. You must complete the FAFSA (see ‘note’ on previous page) to establish your need for financial aid. Your employer will have to certify your employment. This award covers full tuition, and is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis; 185 will be given. If you would like to find out more about this unique offer, go to www.

Congratulations To All Area Graduates! A Special Congratulations To

Best Wishes For Continued Success! We Are Proud of the GRADS.


Rick Tucker, Circuit Judge Philip Prewitt, Associate Circuit Judge Alan R. Wyatt, Presiding Commissioner Drew Belt, District I Commissioner Jon Dwiggins, District II Commissioner Shirley Sims, County Clerk Kimberly March, Circuit Clerk Sherry Muncy, Recorder of Deeds Alan Spencer, Assessor Josh Meisner, Prosecuting Attorney Krista Bruno, Treasurer Jeanette Ronchetto, Collector of Revenue Lois Noland, Public Administrator Robert Dawson, Sheriff Cindy Ayers, Chief Juvenile Officer Brian Hayes, Coroner



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Macon County R-IV Senior Class

SARA DUNCAN Parents Larry & Nancy Duncan Future Plans Mizzou/Animal Science

AMELIA GORDON Parents Doug, Kathy & Sophia Gordon Future Plans KSU/Dietetics

HOLLY HALL Parents Darrell & Tina Russell Future Plans C-SC/Athletic Training

SUSAN KELSO Parents Keith Kelso & Paula Fowler Future Plans Mizzou/Journalism

AUSTIN KENT Parents James & Tammy Kent Future Plans Mo Valley Electrical

JACOB KLINGSMITH Parents Jason, Adriane & Tammy Klingsmith Future Plans MACC/Criminal Justice

ABBY LUSHER Parents Mark & Sharlene Lusher Future Plans Central Methodist

AAron maddox Parents Jason & Angie Maddox Future Plans Work at Bross

THOMAS MOORE Parents Daryle & Barb Moore Future Plans Lakeland College

CHRISTOPHER NOLTE katie Parents smith Christopher & Christie Nolte Future Plans College Major in Arts

SHELBIE NOLTE Parents Christopher & Christie Nolte Future Plans Sullivan University

CASSANDRA PETERSON Parents Ray & Patricia Peterson Future Plans NW Missouri State

JACKIE ROWE Parents Joe & Roylynn Rowe Future Plans NW Missouri State

MERCEDES SHAW Parents Arlie & Teresa Shaw & Linda Dowell Future Plans Marine Corps

Graduating High School Seniors Do Not Graduate From Church Last weekend was the last meeting of Conference Council on Youth Ministries (CCYM) with our graduating seniors. This meeting is always one of mixed feelings; sad to see them leave, thankful for all they have given to ministry in the Missouri Conference, and excited for what they will be doing in the years ahead. It is important to honor and celebrate with our seniors as they transition to a new phase in their life. Most churches will do something to recognize their graduation from giving of gifts, breakfast, dinners, roastings, parties,

and the list goes on. Sometimes though the students and their families and the church sees this as another check off. We got them out of high school and they are now gone. There is very little contact between the students and the church. They do not connect with a church in the area where they go to school/work. Or they are staying home to work/ school, but have few friends still around and even have little time between work and school to cultivate new friendships. The church no longer has a place for them. Oh, maybe during Christmas

break they have a Sunday School class and a couple people show up. This past weekend at a college conference they were talking about how scary the freshman year is. The church can be the one consistent place in their life. It is important for the home church to stay in contact. Have folks from the home church visit the college campuses, take the students for pizza, have the local church pastor, campus minister join in the pizza. Send the names and contact info to the campus ministers at the campus where students will attend. A contact list is on the web

site. If there is no campus ministry, contact the local church in the community. If you have students staying at home attending junior college, partner with other churches in the area and develop a campus ministry group. There are a few local churches that have begun to minister to

college students in community colleges. When students graduate from high school, they do not graduate from the church. As we work together through our connectional church, we can continue to make a difference in the lives of students. We can continue to

CHEYENNE ashley SUTER watson Parents Rick & Jennifer Gaul Future Plans MACC/Communications celebrate the ministry that they can offer. The greatest joy as a parent is to see your children grow into adulthood. The greatest joy as a church is to see our youth continue to be in ministry and make a difference in the world.




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Game Time College Funding It’s graduation time. That means party time, which means game time. Here are some games that can be played at the graduation parties of graduates of all ages. The balloon game requires balloons and marbles. One marble should be placed into each balloon before it is inflated. Guests are divided into pairs and given four balloons to keep in the air as long as possible despite the weight inside them. The pair that does so the longest is the winner. The blind obstacle course game requires an obstacle course and blindfolds. Guests are divided into pairs. One guest in each pair must try to run through the obstacle course blindfolded, listening to the directions of their teammate. The pair that does so the fastest is the winner. The blind object game requires a box, household objects and blindfolds. Various objects are placed into the box. Guests are then blindfolded and must try to identify the objects in the box by touch. The guest with the most correct guesses is the winner. The boat game requires a pail of water, straws and small boats that float. Guests take turns trying to blow their boat to their opponent’s side using the straws. Play continues in rounds until only one player remains. That person is the winner. The chopsticks game requires bowls, chopsticks and 10 pieces of rice or candy per guest. Guests try to put the rice or candy, one piece at a time, into their bowl as fast as possible. The guest that finishes first is the winner. The fishbowl game requires small goldfish bowls and balls. The bowls are arranged on a table. Guests are then given some balls to try to throw into the bowls from a set distance. The guest that puts the most balls in the bowls is the winner. The memory game requires household objects, a sheet and pens and paper. The objects are placed on a table and guests are given one minute to memorize where they are. The objects are then covered up

and guests must write down where everything was. The guest that remembers the most is the winner. The octopus game requires no supplies. One guest is selected to play the octopus, while the others are fish. The octopus tries to tag the fish and turn them into an octopus. Play continues until only one fish is left. That person is the winner. The photo game requires guests to bring old photos of themselves. The photos are placed where everyone can see them and guests must guess who is who. The guest with the most correct guesses is the winner. The pin the mustache on the teacher game requires a blown up photo of a teacher and mustaches made from black construction paper. The game is played just like pin the tail on the donkey. The guest that gets the closest to pinning the mustache in the right place is the winner. The scavenger hunt game requires a variety of household items. The items are hidden around the house, either indoors or out. Guests are then given a list of the items to find in a set amount of time. The guest with the most finds is the winner. The string game requires two rolls of string with a key attached to one end. Guests divide into two teams and each sits in a row. Teams then try to string themselves together, threading the string through their clothing. The first team to do so is the winner. Another take on the game is to have the teams try to get unthreaded. The teacher game requires notes with the names of teachers. Each guest is given a note and must ask each other yes and no questions about the teacher on their notes. Guests then try to guess who has what teacher on their note. The guest that names the most teachers wins. Graduation parties should be fun. Playing these games or ones like them will make any party just that. Keep in mind that all games should be age appropriate, and in some cases, adult supervision may be necessary.

Finding ways to pay for college, especially if you’re a high school student looking forward to that first year on campus, isn’t easy. But there is a wealth of options out there for you if you do your research. A good strategy is to start looking at where you’re going to come up with college funding early, as deadlines will be important for you to pay attention to as you navigate the financial aid application process. Explore the resources available to you by filling out that financial aid application for FAFSA-based funding, looking to your intended college for college-based funding, investigating private loans and alternatives outside of federal student loans, and considering working through school if you can balance employment and college. Browse through our site to find college funding options that will fit your needs and help you pay for that degree. And don’t forget the most desirable source of funding – college scholarships – that you won’t ever need to pay back. Conduct a free scholarship search on to see awards that you’re eligible for that could help ease the stress of finding college funding. FAFSA-Based Funding The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, will be one of your first steps in determining where you’ll need

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to go next as far as supplementing your financial aid package. Most federal aid programs will require it, and most colleges won’t consider recommending financial aid opportunities to you without it. Applications are available starting January 1st of each year, and are available online for faster processing. Once your application is processed, you’ll receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) back that will show you the FAFSA-based funding you’re eligible for. The college funding determined by the FAFSA will include Federal Pell Grants and other need-based grants, Federal Stafford Loans, the Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students, or PLUS Loans, and campus-based aid such as Federal WorkStudy opportunities and the Federal Perkins Loan program. College-Based Funding College-based funding will more often than not also be determined by what you fill out on your FAFSA. Work study programs (where the paycheck you make at an oncampus job goes directly toward your tuition and fees), the Federal Perkins Loan program and the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant fall into the campusbased aid funding category as they are distributed directly by the college. Colleges will require more information about you and

your parents’ finances than federal programs, meaning the difference in funding from your college and the government could be substantial. Still, your intended college will also be a good source for scholarships and grants available only on that campus, especially if you have a stellar academic record or other abilities and characteristics desirable to the college. Put some thought into the kind of program you’d like to pursue, as many colleges will offer awards based on your field of study. Try out a free college search to see what your intended college offers, and the kinds of scholarships and grants awarded there. Private Loans and Alternatives For students who have exhausted other sources of college funding, private loans may be the answer. While they once were scarce, private loans have become increasingly common over the last two decades, and despite problems lenders faced during the latter part of the 2000’s, they are likely here to stay. Traditional bank-based private student loans are the most common option, but they are not the only one available. Credit unions also offer student loans, often at very competitive interest rates. State higher education agencies, as well as some philanthropic organizations may also

offer student loans to certain groups of students. Finally, new student lending alternatives are emerging constantly, including webbased services that match students with private individuals interested in helping fund their college educations. Employment and College Like private loans, the role employment plays in college funding has shifted over the years. While it used to be common for students to work their way through school and emerge debt-free, now employment is increasingly used as a means to cover college living expenses. Despite this shift, however, employment still plays an important role in college funding. College employment can still help minimize your student loan debt by helping cover your living expenses. A college job can help you gain career experience that will provide a boost to your hiring prospects or possibly guide your career path in a whole new direction. It can also help prep you for the “real world” by providing a crash course in time and money management. There are important things to keep in mind while working, though, such as balancing work and college and finding employment that be beneficial to you in both the short-term and long-term.

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Shayla Martin, daughter of Steven Fesler and Crystal North, favorite teacher is Mr. Toll and enjoys hanging out with friends. Shayla’s best memory is Senior Prom and Finally Graduating. Future plans is to get a nursing license Alexandra Martin, daughter of Steven Fesler and Crystal North, favorite teacher is Mr. Christy, activities include Softball, basketball, track, FCA and work at Hardees, Alexandra enjoys being with friends and family and playing sports, best memory is taking my trumpet solos to state and going to quarter finals in softball. Future plan is to attend CMU to major in forenisics and criminal enforcement with a minor in education. Heather Wheeler, daughter of Terry and the late Connie Wheeler, favorite teacher is Mrs. Pappenfoht, activities include band, choir and playing basketball with her family. Heather enjoys hanging out with friends and family, riding the four wheeler’s and being outside. Future plan is to attend MACC for Child development Dalton Haddock, son of Joel and Alice Had-

dock, activities include working at Buger King, Jazz and high school band, favorite teacher is Mr. Christy. Dalton’s best memory is his summers with friends. Future plans are to attend MACC and receive his AA transfer to a 4 year college. Taylor Humphreys, son of Anna Humphreys and Stewart Humphreys, activities include working at AJ, playing in bands and hanging out with friends. Favorite teacher is Mr. Christy. Taylor enjoys playing the guitar and writing his own music. His best memory is meeting Sierra Whitley and playing with Koalition. Future plans is to attend UMKC and major in Jazz and Studio guitar performance. Caitlin “Chance” Elliott, daughter of Sherri Riley and Jim Elliott, activities include cheerleading, favorite teacher is Mr. Toll. Caitlin enjoys hanging out with friends and family, best memory is homecoming game. Future plans is to go to cosmetology school. Sierra Whitley, daughter of Debbie Whitley, activities include NHS,favorite teacher is Mrs. Pappenfoht. Sierra’s best memories is meeting Taylor Humphreys. Future





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plan is to attend Northwest Missouri State. Stevie Ross, daughter of Chris Ross and Lori Phillips, activities include Academic Bowl, Bus Kid at the Pear Tree. Favorite teacher is Mrs. Miller. Interests include working and spending time with friends and family. Best memory is winning conference and district academic bowl. Future plan is to finish college and attend medical school to become an oncologist. Bryce Jones, son of Matt Jones, activities include fishing and hunting, favorite teacher is Mrs. Bridgeman, interests is o attend music. Best memory is 2010 first hour, everyday me and my 2 best friends would have class together. Future plans are Tulsa Welding School. Jaremy Vass , son of Terry and Nancy Vass, activities include going

camping. Favorite teacher is Mr. Toll. Interest are building cabinets. Best memory is having fun in school. Future plan is to build cabinets at Terry custom Cabinets in Bevier. Laremy Vass, son of Terry and Nancy Vass, activities include hunting and fishing. Favorite teacher is Mr. Toll. Interest: Electricity. Best memory is having fun while in school. Future plan is to go to Grand River Tech. school and take Industrial Maintenance. Logan Christenser son of Dennis and Donna Christenser, activities include baseball, hunting, fishing, and hanging with friends. Favorite teacher is Mr. Toll. Interests are welding and working on the farm. Best memory: Shop trips. Future plan is At hand Welding School at MWI in Nevada MO.

Gregory Schiff son of Kathy Schiff and David Schiff, activities include: Band, hunting, fishing, guitar, and hanging with friends. Favorite teacher is Mr. Christy. Interests :Guitar, welding, and working with others. Best memory : Band trips, and shop trips. Future plan is to weld for the BNSF railroad. Hallie Marie Smith, daughter of Danny and Lisa Smith. Activities include hunting , fishing, and family. Mr. Toll. Interest are working with children! Best memory is Gym class. Future plan is to get married and attend MACC this fall. Adrienne West, daughter or Tracey and Mike Schultz. Activities are soccer. Favorite teacher is Coach Julius. Interests are being with friends (Greg and Chris). Best memory is prom senior year. Future

plan is to get a job. Christina Templeton, daughter of Rebecca and the late Troy Templeton. Activities: Playing softball. Favorite teacher is Mr. Toll. Interests are hanging out with friends and family sleeping and definitely talking. Best memory: When I found out that I was actually going to play college softball because that was my dream. Future plans are to attend Missouri Valley College, play college softball and major in psychology. Alyssa McKenzie, daughter of Joseph and Christine Thomas. Activities are working at Prenger Foods, softball and academic bowl. Favorite teacher is Mrs. Schnoover. Interests are photography, math, and swimming. Best memory: Winning conference and districts in academic bowl. Future C Y






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In these tough economic times, many families may need additional money to help pay for college. Federal and state financial aid programs may not be enough. Seeking and applying for private scholarships from non-profit foundations and other organizations may provide the extra help needed. Here are some suggestions about how to find legitimate scholarships. “Like” the MDHE’s Facebook page, Journey to College, and visit its scholarship section often. The MDHE is often

notified when new private scholarships are available or when a scholarships’ application period opens, and this information is added immediately to Journey to College. Follow the MDHE’s tweets via Twitter, and have these communications sent to your cell phone. The MDHE communicates scholarship information as well as other resources for students and their families. Ask businesses, community groups, schools, and religious and civic organi-

zations in your local community or state about scholarship opportunities. Check your local library for scholarship books. Keep looking! The more you search, the greater your chances of finding additional programs. Keep the following tips in mind when using the Internet or a scholarship search organization: Be cautious of scholarship scams. Contact the Federal Trade Commission for more information.

Do not provide credit card information to use a free scholarship search. Read the fine print carefully. Many online financial assistance search services request information about you so they can find financial assistance programs for which you may be eligible. Some of these companies may send you information about other services that they provide or sell your information to another company.

Bevier Senior Class plan is to attend Columbia College and major in Forensic Science. Jenna Ross, daughter of Tiann and Ryszard Bilinski and Simon Ross. Activities include art club, NHS, and student council. Favorite teacher is Mr. Toll. Interest are theatre, art, and writing. Best memory: There are too many to count! A lot of them would definitely come from Mr. Tolls classes. Future plan is to attend the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts in New York City NY Krystal Rose Lester, daughter of Denver and Mary Lester. Activities: Former track manager, NHS. Favorite teacher Mrs. Miller. Interest include fishing, camping, swimming, and just having fun. Best memory is messing around in the hallways with friends. Future plan is to study to be a Vet, and getting married and starting a family. Dustin Gladbach, son of Dony and Sue Glad-

bach. Activities include working at AJs as a cook, hanging out with my closest friends as much as possible. Favorite teacher is Mr. Toll. Interests are playing drums, listening to music, hanging out with friends, driving around. Best memory is beating Novinger for District champions in Academic bowl. Future plans are to attend Missouri Welding Institute in Nevada, MO Louis Fiquet IV, son of Dr. Louis and Jeanne Fiquet III. Activities are baseball, film editing, and acting. Favorite teacher is Mr. Brian Toll. Interest are film editing and acting. Best memory: When Mrs. Miller told me the school is having media class. Future plan is to go to MACC then go to a 4 year college and get a major in film editing and acting. Cory Martin, son of Jr. and Lisa Martin. Activities include gaming, swimming, hunting, and fishing. Favorite teacher is Randy Julius and Brian

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Toll. Interest are hunting fishing, ATVs, motocross, computers, and video games. Best memory for school is still the English teacher realizing I had a twin. Future plans: MACC Brooke Perkins, daughter of Barry Perkins and Jenise Mallory. Activities include fishing, reading books, and spending time with family. Reading poetry, spending, time outside. Future plan is to graduate college and travel. Sylvanna Hope Couch, daughter of Tracie Sizemore. Activities are softball and working at AJs. Favorite teacher is

Mrs. Weimer. Best memory: Mr. Tolls class everyday had something new, definitely my best memory. Future plan is to attend MACC then continue to a 4 year school majoring in Social Work. Cheyenne Shelmadine, daughter of Ronald and Kim Shelmadine. Activities include National honors society, varsity club, softball, basketball, and track. Favorite teacher is Mrs. Chiarattino. Interest: Business Best memory: My grand slam to win the sectional game against Brashear. Future plan is to attend MACC to get my business degree, then


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REAL ESTATE & PERSONAL PROPERTY AUCTION Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 1pm 22161 Hwy 3 - Callao, MO Directions: FromCallao, MO go north on Hwy. 3 Approx. 8 miles to auction on west side of road. Watch for signs day of auction. Real Estate: 10 acres of land with many options that includes a 3 bedroom 2 bath earth contact home with an open floor plan, beautiful kitchen with lots of cabinet space, along with a 22’x32’ basement and a 32’x60’ insulated shop that has two 10’ doors and one 12’ door this shop has a finished concrete floor and tons of working room. The house is very efficient with avg. bills of $75 to $80 monthly. Now you can live in the country affordably. Real Estate sells at 2:00 P.M. Pump Oregon / Furniture: Beautiful Montgomery Ward Chicago Ill. Windsor pump Oregon, Lionel Elect. Train set bought 45 yrs ago, Lane cedar chest, antique medicine cabinet, singer sewing machine in cabinet, very nice large table w/ 6 chairs, Antique pristine condition Copper Clad wood cook stove, metal glass front cabinet, Rainbow vacuum, metal cabinet, roll-a-way bed, Goldstar microwave, Amana Refrigerator, Roper refrigerator, wooden high chair, (Whirlpool 36” double oven range, washer and dryer these three items will not be sold if farm does not sell) large pig piggy bank, some old dolls, Nordic track exercise machine, many more items too numerous to mention. ATV/Tractors/Tools: 2005 Anniversary Polaris 500 Sportsman 4-wheeler w/only 123 hrs. AWD on demand one owner in like new condition, Farmall wide front cub rebuilt trans, rebuilt eng, new seals, new rubber and rims, 12 volt system has sickle mower, belly mower, one row cultivator, one row plow very nice outfit, John Deere A new rubber and paint good solid tractor, Prowler bumper hitch 23’ camper, Troy Built pony rear tine tiller, 6’ 3pt blade, 3pt boom, Deere Born 2 bottom plow, 4?8 farm trailer, 3pt reversible scoop, 5’ 3pt brush hog, 5’ 3pt disc. 2 section harrow, 4?6 farm trailer, two bottom pull type trip plow, ATV sprayer, 140 lbs anvil on stand, large blacksmith forge, portable forge w/forging tool, Brown/McDonald 1 1/2” heavy duty drill press single phase, Botwink Brothers large industrial single phase metal lathe, morse tapered bits & sleeves, Kennedy machinist cabinet, Roll-a- round 6’ tool cabinet, Power Kraft double stack tool chest, 24 volt 30 amp battery charger, Craftsman 10” radial arm saw, 10’ roll-a-round A frame w/1000 lbs hoist, 12 volt battery charger, Craftsman 8’ 1/2 hp table saw, post drill, Victor oxygen & LP torch outfit, several large wooden ladders, victor oxygen & acetylene torch outfit, 12 ton press, Singer treadle type shoe stitcher, 125’ block & tackle w/750’ rope, Linde 230 welder, emery wheels, bench grinder, tons of misc. of hand tools, lots of misc. long handled tools, “cord wood saw”, 50 ton hydraulic jack, 30 ton hydraulic jack, many more items not listed at this time. Auctioneers Note: Ladies and Gentlemen this auction has something for everyone. The Newkirks are moving and says it is time to down size. Mr. Newkrik had a small engine business also a jack of all trades. These are only some of the tools we listed. As many things were in storage and unable to get to. There are lots of tools and ornate items. Don’t miss out on this auction. Thanks Col. Scott Kuntz

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Country Living Life in the country has been exciting this weekend. We were invited to a birthday party and what a nice get together it was. Floyd Teter turned 50. We arrived at 5 o’clock and parked in the back yard. We walked up to the shop, a building that holds many supplies for Teter Plumbing, the family business, where cooking was already underway. They had big roasters full of fish and potatoes. I was impressed right off the bat because I know for a fact that most of those fish were caught by Floyd’s son, Wade. Not to mention that Wade and his brother were cooking them. The food was carried inside and on the table that stretched as long as the building, was a spread of food fit for a king. There was everything; tenderloin, beans, salads of all kinds, deviled eggs, baked potato dishes and cakes lots and lots of cakes. We all stood as Mr. Peter, Marsha’s dad, said the blessing. After that we gathered in a line and visited as we waited to fill our plates. After eating a wonderful meal, the women gathered to swap stories and some of us found our way to the cake table to test the desserts. The men mingled and visited as they usually do. The sun had gone

down by this time and the air was a bit cooler which made conditions very pleasant. As I was listening to stories of the past, I looked up and saw the younger two Teter siblings, one was in the wagon and the other was pushing it down the hill in the drive-way. The wagon shot down the hill at a high rate of speed with the sound of gravel crunching under the wheels of the wagon. I was glad that he didn’t wreck the wagon on the gravel as we had all stated as we sat in the group. So I was surprised to see the boys setting it up to go again, or was I? They had hillbilly golf set up. Marsha had so many things for the children popsicles, glow sticks, trail mix, and candy. She truly went all out to make sure the kids had something to do. I enjoyed myself so much. People started leaving a few at a time. So it was time that I headed home as well. I gathered the kids and one nephew later was on my way home, which is, as the crow flies maybe a mile. There is nothing better than gathering with friends and family over a buffet of food in some great weather. Happy Birthday Floyd Teter and thanks to the Teter family for some great hospitality. That’s Life in the Country.

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COMMUNITY NEWS by Doris Noah I will be sending emails from Croy and Thomas this week. Please credit Earl Croy with the old picture. I was going to send it last week and guess it flew away to email heaven..... or somewhere. Thanks for all you do to make the Bucklin Bits readable. Doris WELCOME ANNA LYNNE BEALE Anthony and Shenna (Sherman) Beale, Keokuk, Iowa, are proud parents of their first child, a 6 pound 4 ounce daughter, born May 7, 2012 at the Hannibal Regional Hospital. The little girl has been named Anna Lynne. Maternal grandparents are Andy and Karen Sherman, Hannibal, Mo. Paternal grandparents are Raymond Beale, Independence, Mo and Dena Beale, Kansas City, Mo. FELLOWSHIP DINNERS The Bucklin United Methodist congregation gathered for their fellowship dinner following morning worship May 6, 2012. Host committee for May included Bob and Lori Davis, Julia Jackson, Rob and Heather, Evelyn Riley and Bryan Riley. The Bucklin Christian Church had their fellowship dinner after morning worship Sunday, May 6, 2012. Host committee consisted of Betty Shoemaker, Robert and Cindy Cupp, John Shoemaker, Jr., Cheryl Hamilton, John and Shelly Shoemaker and Carl Ed and Jody Herington, KEITH E. GREER, SR. Sarah (Malloy) Greer received word her brother in law, Keith Eugene Greer, Sr passed away at


the age of 83 at his home in Corpus Christi, Texas. Mr. Greer is survived by his wife, Helen, of the home. Three sons; Keith Jr. and his wife Donna; Kenneth and his wife Virginia, Ted and his wife Sharon as well as several grandchildren. Keith was the son of the late Theodore and Alberta ‘Berta’ Greer and was raised in the St. Catharine area. COMPANY Marj King prepared dinner for Cheryl Hamilton and Colleen McCollum last week. The ladies spent the afternoon visiting. ON THE SICK LIST Daryl Croy suffered serious burns Sunday morning as he was mowing his yard and the mower caught fire. He was assisted by the Bucklin Fire Department and Linn County Ambulance. Life flighted to University Hospital in Columbia. He remains in the Intensive Care Unit as this is being written with burns on 80 per cent of his body. Cherry Miller had eye surgery on an out patient basis Wednesday morning in Macon. Otha Vobornik returned to the Pershing Memorial Hospital and is a patient there at this time. Buddy Siemens had major surgery at Boone Hospital in Columbia last week. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY John and Barbara Thompson will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary May 26, 2012. John was the pastor of the Bucklin Christian Church from February 1964 to


August 1967. They have two daughters Leilani and Leinesa. Leinesa was born while they lived in Bucklin. Their address is 11964 Greenwood Cr., Jacksonville, Fl. 32246-4025 for anyone that wants to send them a card. HARRY SNYDER PASSES Charles Snyder received word his brother, Harry Richard Snyder, had passed away on May 7, 2012. ODDS ‘N ENDS When Raymond Beale called, so excited, to let us know about his new granddaughter that was certainly good news. A call from an old friend is always welcome and this one was especially so. Randy West reports his goat family on W. Santa Fe Street has increased rapidly. Sixteen new little kids for Maggie, the guard donkey, to keep track of. Dr. Michelle B up around Kirksville enjoys our news and she doesn’t even know us. That is good news . Another bit of good news. An old friend and fellow band member, Tish (Fitzgerald) Moore got in touch to say she enjoyed the Bucklin Bits and is happy to be receiving them from a school friend, Marvin M. You may live in Arkansas, Texas or Kalamazoo but it is a fact a bit of your heart stays in your home town. Do you have an item for the Bits From Bucklin? If you do please call 660 695 3600, email dnoah112@ or just come by our house anytime with your news. Every article is welcome and just what it takes to make the news newsy. Enjoy, Doris Noah

Life and Times of Jean Emily Clark Ray Part III Our street, Kingsland Rd. had a population of approximately five hundred people and one car that belonged to the school headmaster. The teachers were very strict which was good because we all behaved, rather than get slapped with a ruler. We all started school in the infant class, the age was four, and you could not hold a child back or else the truant officer would pay the parents a visit. I loved school from the time I started I was hungry to learn and rise above the poverty level which we were in, as were most of the people during the war. My three sisters were working now and jobs were plentiful because of the war. Bella, May and Kathy had to pay room and board to mother. Before long the oldest two were married and we had more room in the house and less bodies in the beds. The rooms in the English houses were very small, especially the living

room which consisted of a small leather couch, dads chair and some plain wooden chairs around a big rough table. You only got comfortable when you were sick because you were allowed to have the couch all to yourself and the fire lit. All we had for heat was a small fireplace where we burnt coal. It was lit in the morning for dad and put out before we rose for school, our parents did not waste anything or indulge us kids with a little heat or breakfast. We did not have much time to wash because there was no heat in the kitchen. We just threw our clothes on and off to school which was a four mile walk. As we walked along the street we would pick up more kids and played as we went to school. I know I have painted a dismal picture of my life but I was a happy kid most of the time. Playing marbles, hop scotch and sliding was my entertainment. My brother George and

by Jayne Roberts COWBOY CHURCH The Macaon County Cowboy Church met Thursday evening at the 36 & 3 One Stop Cafe in Callao . John Farrington offered the opening prayer. Ron Thomasongave a prayer for needs and concerns of family and friends. Genny Wright led the group in singing and also sang a special. Jim Fitzgerald brought the message for the evening and closed the meeting with a prayer. The group will continure to meet on Thursday evening at 7:00 pm. Rick Roberts, Shane and Jake Levett and Jayne Roberts attended a birthday party last Saturday in Hartsburg for the 7th birthday of Cole Eppy Jared and Kalena Bingaman and Payton, of Trenton , Illinois have been spending several days with relatives and attended Kalena’s grandmother, Elizabeth Wrights funeral

Peggy Craig was in Callao for the weekend and took her mother, Phyllis Craig to the doctor. CALLAO CHRISTIAN CHURCH WHAT HAVE OUR YOUTH BEEN UP TO APRIL 15TH, Sunday night we took a group of 25 { 6 adults and 19 youth) to see the POWER TEAM in B rookfield. The Power Team is a Christian Strength Feats group that through a show of physical feats demonstrates the power fo plugging into life’s only enduring power source, Jesus Christ. Powerful testimony resulted in some of our kids renewing their commitment to Jesus! We are following up with them , and praying for them daily. We encourage everyone to do the same. GRADUATION SUNDAY MAY 20TH May is graduation month. We would love to have the names of our graduating Kindergarten-

I loved nature study and spent hours bird watching and walking in the country lanes identifying flowers, trees and whatever else we would find interesting. Sometimes mom would give us a bag of potato peelings which we would take to the farm house in exchange for one egg. We were lucky to get it home in one piece. We spent hours away from home and loved nature and the outdoors. We even took parsnips. I remember our Bobby and I going to the gospel center church down the road to listen to the singing. Soon we found out that they provided cocoa and biscuits for everyone attending and we became regulars, for the wrong reason, but who knows there may have been a seed planted that started us thinking about Jesus. That little church was like a lighthouse to us providing warmth and food and I will always be grateful for it. To be Continued….. ers, 8th grade graduates, High School and College students. Please write their names and grades on the form on the bulletin board. There will be a cake and punch reception following the worship service. CHURCH OFFICE HOURS Monday-Thursday 8:am-12:00pm The office has voicemail. Please call 768-5402 if no one is available. CALLAO AMERICAN LEGION The regular meting of the Callao American Legion and Auxiliary will be Thursday , May 11, at 6:30 pm with at Salad Supper. Hostesses will be Marjorie Lynch, Cathy Dawson, Mickey Albright, Kathryn Thomas and Linda Maddox. The nominating committee will be selected and summer gifts of Veterans will be discussed. Anyone interested in becoming a Sons of American Legion is urged to attend or contact Commander, Bob Maddox.

South Swede Church Annual Business Meeting

Wyandotte Church Annual Memorial Service

The annual business meeting of the South Swede Church will be held Sunday, May 27th at 3:00 p.m. It will be held at the Church on Naples Road which is off of highway 129 north of Bucklin. The business meeting if for both the Church and Cemetery. Anyone interested is welcome to attend.

The annual Memorial Service at the Wyandotte Church on Mesa Road northwest of Bucklin will be at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, May 27, 2012. Darla Snyder is in charge of the program and Darla Noah St.Dennis is in charge of special music. This will be followed by the annual basket dinner on the Church grounds. The public is invited to attend.



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