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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

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Devin & Amy Binder Bevier, MO

Missouri Traffic Deaths on The Rise The Missouri State Highway Patrol would like to make drivers aware of the importance of paying attention and following traffic law when driving. Although Missouri has experienced a decrease in

fatalities over the last six years, the first six months of 2012 have been deadly. When comparing early last year to the same time period this year, as of the date of this release, Missouri has experienced an increase of

62 traffic crash fatalities. Traffic crash reports indicate over two-thirds of those fatalities involved people who were not wearing a seat belt. A common theme of the contributing circumstances is failure to remain in the

proper lane, which includes crossing over the center line and running off the right side of the road. Missouri law requires that when driving upon all public Continued on Page 5A

FRONT PORCH JAM SESSION

Macon ...................$3.29 Bevier ....................$3.29 Clarence ................$3.29 Marceline ..............$3.25 Moberly .................$3.18 Kirksville...............$3.25 Columbia ...............$3.15 KYLE E. EASLEY PROMOTED TO CORPORAL Front Porch Jam Make N Take was held at the Bless Still-Hildreth Museum on Rollins street in Macon on June 23rd. Music , lunch and homemade ice cream was enjoyed by those who attended. Children enjoyed games, candle making and gardening. Tours of the museum were given also. Pictured from left to right: Pat Clemons, Roy Fancher, Bob Day and North Clemons

LIFE AND TIMES OF JEAN EMILY CLARK RAY by Jean Ray Week 10:

Effective July 1, 2012, Trooper Kyle E. Easley was promoted to corporal, and designated the assistant zone commander of Zone 10, serving Monroe and Randolph counties. Corporal Easley is a native of La Plata, Missouri, and a graduate of La Plata High School. He holds a bachelor’s of science degree in agriculture science from Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Missouri, and an associate’s degree from Mineral Area Community College in Farmington, Missouri. He was appointed to the Patrol on January 8, 2006, and after graduating from the Patrol Academy was assigned to Troop C, Warren County. On October 1, 2009, he transferred to Troop B, and was assigned to Zone 10, Monroe and Randolph counties. He is married to Miranda (Travis) Easley.

If you would like back issues of the Jean Ray story, call (660)395HOME (4663) for copies of The Home Press South or pick up at 111 N. Rollins St. Macon For entertainment, my friend June Brooks and I would ride our bikes long distance. We would ride to Stratford on Avon, a beautiful place rich in history and beauty and would spend the day. William Shakespeare was born there and his wife’s cottage is still standing with it’s thatched roof and beautiful garden. It is called Anne Hathaway’s cottage and has the original furniture displayed inside. Anne’s garden is a profusion of English roses and certainly a delight to the eye.

Coventry was another interesting town. It was here that Lady Godiva rode horseback, naked, through the streets. The ruins of the war were still evident at that time in Coventry and in all the major cities it was a vivid reminder of the past. I had taken up ballroom dancing lessons by this time. It was there that I met Arthur, the man that I would become engaged to. I never seemed to have enough money to operate on so I took a little job washing dishes during my lunch hour at Hockley St Café, lunch was my pay. By this time our May came to work in my department and one day at lunch time she had gone to lavs and left her cheese cob at the table. I placed a plastic earwig (bug) in between her sandwich. Upon returning she lifted the top to put a bit of salt on the sandwich

and let out a scream approaching the manager with a complaint. What can I say, she got a free lunch. I was very happy staying with our Kathy, helping around the house and doting on little Martin. I could stay out until ten pm which was not permitted at home. Our dad would lock all doors at ten and we knew it so we were always on time. When you reached twenty one, it was celebration time and you received a key to the door, it did not come to pass for me because I was in the land of plenty by then. I continued my courtship with Arthur and we spent lots of enjoyable times together dancing, boating, the cinema and lots of country walks. After a night out we would end up in a shop doorway eating out fish and chips wrapped in newspaper. We became engaged and Ar-

Jean rode this bike five miles to save four cents.

thur bought me a three stone cross over diamond ring. Right away I started my bottom drawer (hope chest) as it was up to the future wife to have most of the necessities to start house keeping. Shown is Arthur and Jean’s engagement photo. To Be Continued...

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LOCAL SPOTLIGHT

BEHIND THE SCENES with Merlyn Amidei

When you visit the Macon County Historical Society Museum the first person you are likely to see is Merlyn Amidei the Museum Director. Merlyn has always been interested in history and research so being the museum director seems the perfect fit. Merlyn is in charge of documenting and cataloging all items brought to the museum, whether donated or on loan from someone, she can pretty much tell you the scoop on the item. When an item comes in to the Museum the first thing Merlyn does is takes a photo, logs the item in the record book, numbers the item and the photo then adds a description. Later Merlyn enters this same information into the computer. Meticulous record keeping is a must at the museum so that no item gets lost. In addition to these duties, Merlyn also gives tours of the museum and presents programs both at the museum and elsewhere by request. According to Merlyn the group at the museum try to give 6 to 8 educational programs per year. Following is the schedule through August. June 30th - 10:00 AM Sanitarium Reunion, July 14th - 10:00 AM Trains, program by Clark Dobbs, July 26th 2:00 PM Sewing Notions, program by Ann Roeter, Aug.17th - 2:00 PM Macon County Coal Mining(pt.3) by Steve Blomberg, Aug. 28th-Orphan Train presentation-Kemps restaurant in Clarence 5:30 PM If you think all this sounds like a lot, well we’re not finished yet. Merlyn has authored two books, volumes one and two of the Couch Potatoes Guide to Macon County and Hudson, with all the profits going back into the museum and used for construction/repair needs. To say that Merlyn Amidei is a dedicated volunteer is an understatement. Actually her own words describe it best “it is my passion�! Merlyn is shown at the Oxford Player Piano, donated to the museum, by Britt and Jane Hayes.

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COMMENTARY COMMENT

From the Editors Desk

MACON HISTORICAL SOCIETY CELEBRATES 75TH BIRTHDAY

BY KATHY LIEBHART EDITOR kathy@maconhomepress.com

Can someone please turn down the heat? Another hot, dry week behind us and hopefully a little rain in sight. If anyone knows how to do a rain dance, please come and teach me. I would be outside every evening dancing until I heard thunder! I look at our pond and it has got to be down at least 18 inches. I wonder about all the livestock and such during times like these. We held our 4th the Saturday before and it went well, without any accidents, except for the dog trying to bite the fireworks before they would go off. That was just as much fun to watch as the fireworks themselves. Everyone I know took extra precautions and made sure there was water close by. Now that I said that, I just remembered it was my husband, son, brother and a few friends lighting the fireworks off, I don’t know if that was a safe thing to begin with. At times I think they were trying to see how close they could get them to us. I finally had a day off work on the 4th and decided I was going to enjoy it. We headed out to the pool and relaxed on air mattresses for a few hours. Now I wish I would have worn a long sleeved t-shirt. Why is it you burn so much faster when you get older? I’m not sure I’m caring for all this middle aged stuff, but I guess it’s better than the alternative. We got to watch our 2

LIEBHART week old grandbaby while her Dad and Mom took big sister to watch “Fire in the Sky” at Columbia. She had a blast! “No pun intended”. I was able to get a few grins out of little Kinley while she was here. She’s going to love her Nana!!! I have to get a head start on this little girl and keep her in the dress up and tea party mode before her Dad and Papa get a hold of her. Brylie, our 3 yr. old granddaughter, loves catching bugs now. She has her own little bug catching kit and the other night she had to ride with us and took her bugs along. Next thing you know, I had one to fly and land on my leg while driving and about flipped out. No more bugs on our trips! All in all the time with family was great and I hope to get together more often. We have so much to get done now days and it’s easy to let work consume you, I’m a good one to talk, but it’s family that is important. Time goes by so fast before you know it your kids are grown and have families of their own. But it’s great to see those grandkids coming down the drive!!! Have a blessed week and “Thank you!” to all that has served our country for the freedoms we have!

FAITH

From The Desk Of The Worship Center Who When He Had Found One Pearl Matthew 13: 46 The pearl is formed from a tiny grain of sand hidden in the oyster’s body. Around the soft body is a shell for its protection. The church can be compared to the oyster, easily damaged without the shell of God’s protection. Some would tell us the pearl is Jesus Christ, but it is Jesus who plants the pearl which is the Holy Spirit. II Corinthians 3:6 Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter kills, but the spirit gives life. Regardless of the size, the history, the treasury, the church without the pearl of the Spirit is common, lifeless, and consumed by politics, rituals, and compromise. The word tells us, “Where the Spirit is there is liberty”.

This does not suggest that God advocates churches without good government and order. In no way should a church be full of people doing their own thing and where everyone is his own “loose cannon”. The Spirit does not turn us loose but gathers us up to be led and guided into all Truth. To be effective, God’s church must be in the control of His Holy Spirit. John 16:13 Howbeit when He, the Spirit of Truth, is come, He will guide you into all truth: for He shall not speak of Himself; but whatsoever He shall hear, [that] shall He speak: and He will shew you things to come. The pearl is formed from a grain of sand that causes great irritation. Although the Spirit of Truth can be uncomfortable and rub us the wrong way; when we obey treasures are formed within us. Pastor of the Worship Center Ron Thomason

The Home Press is looking for people to write the following columns. If you would like to submit a weekly article on one of the following subjects, please contact The Home Press South at (660)395HOME (4663) or email kathy@maconhomepress. com. Topics include - Simple Living, Homemade, Dollars and Sense. Correspondents needed for the following areas: Clarence, MO, Anabel, MO, New Cambria, MO

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Pictured are some of the volunteers and members of the Macon Historical Society that celebrated the 75th Birthday in June of this year. The Historical Society has worked hard the past 3 plus years to create a museum the public has the opportunity to enjoy.

COIN OPERATED by Jim Coin Independence Day is upon us once again or maybe by the time you read this it will have passed. But the main thing is, what it is, as well as what all the other holidays in our year really mean and how they have all become an American holiday. Independence Day all started in 1776 when the Americans got tired of the kings crap and decided to kick some butt and start a war with the British to declare our independence and to create our own nation. We fought the British in the town in New Orleans where we ran through the bushes and we ran through the briars and we ran through the thicket where a rabbit couldn’t go, down the Mississippi river to the Gulf of Mexico, and a lot of other places too, but I can’t remember the rest of the song. As usual a battle is why some holidays are born and sadly lives are lost in doing so which brings me to my point – our forefathers have fought and died suffered great personal loses and gave blood sweat and tears to create our great America, to be the DOMINANT country, THE LAND OF THE FREE, FEARED BY

ALL. It’s why we have the American Eagle as our National Bird- FREEDOM! And when we think all is lost and can’t get any worse, it does. Then all it takes is a knee and a prayer and the Good Lord gives you strength to carry on. When you all go out to BarB-Q and you hear the pops of fire crackers and the booms of brilliant colored fireworks in the sky and the hiss of a rocket blasting of in the air, that’s the sounds of freedom baby !!! Yes it is beautiful when you see it in the sky at night when you are as thankful as I am for this Holiday . I love my country that’s why I did my hitch in the Marine corps (Volunteered) so I could say I did my part in keeping our America free, and also that’s why it makes me so darn mad when we just give up parts of our freedom that our forefathers died for without a FIGHT. My pride in my country, is as big as my country and my flag is God’s grace to thee. That is all, you my all take your sets again. Happy Fourth of July and sweet Independence Day to all. Amen Brother. Jim Coin U.S.M.C.

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COMMUNITY NEWS by Doris Noah The Bucklin Christian Church had their monthly fellowship dinner following worship service July 1, 2012. The host committee for July was David Jenkins, Tim and Jenna Mitchell, Kevin and Da’Nee Leamons, Marj King, Jim and Heather Riley and daughters, Gayla Corbin, Harve and Beverly Riley. DATES TO REMEMBER July 11, City Council meets at City Hall. Time of the meeting is 5:00 p m. July 15, American Legion Post #57 meets at the Legion Hall. July 16, Bucklin Community Association meets in the Community Building at 7:00 p m. July 19, Bucklin Civic Club meets at the Christian Church for their annual guest night and salad buffet. July 21, American Legion men serve breakfast. All are welcome, donations are accepted. The serving starts about 8:00 a m and

continues till the gravy is gone. COMPANY Family and friends were guests of Don and Doris Noah for supper and a “careful” fireworks show on the Fourth of July. Guests were David Jenkins, Jamie, Darla, Eden and Heath St. Dennis, Frances Jenkins, Linda Chester, Randall Chester, Aaron Shermuly, James Lee Jenkins, Hank and Pat Noah, Greg Noah, Johnna Bixenman and Lois Bixenman RAIN??? Do you know when Missouri had the dryest year on record? It was the year 1953 when just over 25 inches of rain was recorded in the state of Missouri. Our average annual rainfall is just over 40 inches according to the announcer on KMZU. HAPPY BIRTHDAY The word is out that our friend and neighbor, Dolores Baugher, will be celebrating her 92nd birthday this month.

by Jayne Roberts CALLAO CHRISTIAN CHURCH Sunday, July 1, Richard Castle opened with Welcome and announcements. The first Sunday is Family Sunday so July Birthdays and Anniversaries were recognized . There were 10 birthdays, and 7 couples anniversaries . The congregation sang “The Star-Spangled Banner” and prayer requests were announced ,with Larry Peter having the prayer for them.” America The Beautiful “was then sung followed by the communion hymn, “ My Jesus I Love Thee” Tom Sneed had the Communion Devotion, followed by prayer and serving of the Lord’s Supper . Bob Gress had scripture reading before

the message, “ God’s Building” brought by former minister, Darrel Swafford. Communion is served every Sunday morning and evening. Vacation Bible School will be Friday, July 27th: 6:30- 8:30 P.M. Saturday, July 28th :10;00 AM-1:30 PM. Sunday, July 29th; 10:00AM-1;00 pm. Please talk to Melanie Thurnau if you would like to volunteer. In July we will have two special mission reports. One on July 8th by the Alexander’s from Sonlight Ministries in Haiti. Roger is a former minister at Callao. The other will be on July 22nd by Dr. Ronald Oakes, President of Central Christian College in

Dolores is all set to puff out these 92 candles on July 30. This notice is a week or so early to let you have time to get a card ready. Her address is 109 Lathrop St. Bucklin, Mo. 64631. July birthdays also included Albert Petrik as he celebrated his 92nd birthday on July 8, and Marj King who celebrated her 91st birthday on July 10. Best of good wishes to these three friends. ( The three add up to 275 candles. That is quite a blaze.) FLAG HANGERS Thanks to James Lee Jenkins the flags waved all along main street on the Fourth of July. There are a variety of volunteers who hang Old Glory for holidays and special occasions. The flags are maintained by the Civic Club. THANK YOU, MRS. NEFF When Martha Neff came up from her home in Columbia for the Hanson reunion at the community building Sunday July 1, she brought a large folder with her. She was kind enough

Moberly. COWBOY CHURCH July 28 Jim Fitzgerald had the opening prayer and brought the message. Genny Wright led group singing and had special music.July 12 Richard Castle will be speaking to the congregation at 36 & 3 One Stop in Callao at 7:00 P.M. Everyone is welcome with plenty of parking, and a cool place to worship. INSTALLED AS PRESIDENT Marilyn Freeman, of Callao, was installed as Missouri Department President of the Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War 1861-1865, June 3 at the Ramada Oasis Convention Center in Springfield. Freeman is a charter member of the Josephine Garlock Morrow Tent # 23 in Macon. Members of Tent # 23 attending the convention were : Elna Williams, New Cambria,

Missouri Traffic Deaths On The Rise Continued from page 1A roads or highways of sufficient width a vehicle shall be driven upon the right half of the roadway. It also states that every person operating a motor vehicle on the roads and highways of Missouri is to drive in a careful and prudent manner.

That same statute specifically states that drivers, “shall drive at a rate of speed so as not to endanger the property, life, or limb of any other person ... drivers shall exercise the highest degree of care.” “Since January 1 of this year, Missouri has seen an increase in traffic crash fatalities compared to the same period of time last year,” said Colonel Ron SAVE THIS AD

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to pass her collection of clippings concerning Bucklin news and hundreds of obituaries to my care. Thank you Mrs. Neff for taking the time to bring that big folder by our house. Her son, Kenny Neff, brought his mom up for the reunion. ODDS ‘N ENDS No reunions or club meetings came my way this week for the Bucklin happenings. It is either feast or famine. Last week there was more news than space and this week just the opposite. So as the minister tells our congregation on Sunday morning, “That’s all I have for you”. . Do you have an item for the Bits From Bucklin? If so please call 660-6953600, email dnoah112@ gmail.com or feel free to come by our house with your news anytime. Every item is appreciated and just what it takes to make the news newsy. Doris Noah

State Registrar; Anne Freeman, Jefferson City, State Veteran Homes; Heather Cottrell, Kirksville, Guard, Linda Haley, Marceline, Convention Chair; Gina Smith, Brookfield, Convention Committee. Freeman will visit the tents in Missouri during the coming year and other Civil War activities. The convention next year will be held at the Comfort Inn in Macon, June 7-9. To submit items for Callao Chatter, contact Jayne Roberts at rplace@ cvalley.net

MACON COUNTY SHERIFF’S REPORT June 5, 2012 deputies arrested Bernard Davolt age 88 of Macon for an outstanding warrant for two counts of Child Molestation, and two counts of Statutory Rape 1st Degree. Davolt was transported to the Macon County Jail for processing, and was unable to post the required $100,000.00 cash only bond. June 6, 2012 deputies arrested Stacey Minor age 49 of Macon for an outstanding warrant for Distribution of a Controlled Substance. Minor was transported to the Macon County Jail for processing, and was unable to post the required $15000 cash only bond. June 8, 2012 deputies arrested Joseph Howell age 36 of Shelbina for an outstanding warrant for probation violations. Howell was processed at the Macon County Jail, and unable to post the required $10000 cash only bond. June 9, 2012 deputies took a report of property damage that had occurred to a camping trailer in Bevier. Investigation continues. June 10, 2012 deputies took a report of a burglary in the 36000 block of St Hwy C in Bevier. Investigation continues. June 11, 2012 deputies arrested Nathan Duggins age 55 of Elmer for an outstanding warrant for probation violations. Duggins was transported to the Macon County Jail,

and was unable to post the required $1,000 cash only bond. June 11, 2012 deputies responded to a reported burglary at business in Bevier. Upon arrival deputies found stolen from the business a laptop and several decorations. Evidence was collected, and information forward to the prosecuting attorney for the filing of formal charges. June 12, 2012 deputies responded to a report of a burglary into a camping trailer on Interlude Rd. in Bevier. Investigation continues. June 15, 2012 deputies arrested Tony Young age 44 of Marceline for an outstanding warrant from Linn County and an outstanding warrant from Benton County. Young was transported to the Macon County Jail for processing, and unable to post the required $35000 total cash bond. Young was later transferred to the custody of the Sheriff of Linn County. June 15, 2012 deputies responded to the 36000 block of St Hwy 3, in Callao to the report of a burglary. Upon arrival deputies found several large tools from a construction job site. Evidence was collected, and investigation continues. People with any information are asked to contact the Macon County Sheriff’s Office at 660385-2062.

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Roy Howard Cash Sr., a World War Two Navy Veteran, was honored with military rites by active duty United States Navy members, fellow U.S. Navy Veterans, The American Legion Bucklin, Missouri Green Hills Post 57, and Sons of The American Legion Squadron 57; on June 22, 2012 at the New Cambria, Missouri Cash Cemetery. PHOTO LEFT TO RIGHT: United States Navy Veterans Frank Williams-World War Two, Glen Kitchen-Vietnam War, James Kosman-Korean War. Sons of The American Legion Squadron 57-Treshon Jobson with U.S. Navy flag. United States Navy OSC Bruce Davis OSU Kansas City Missouri and Chief Master At Arms James Hestand NSF Yokosuka NOSC Kansas City, Missouri.

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Affordable 3BR/2BA with living, dining, family & sun rooms give you lots of space; over 2000 sqft! Nice 50x30 2 car garage/workshop on 2 acres. Great for a horse or 2. Cairo schools. #12-35 $84,500

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I have been in Tornados before. Really, what Missouri raised child hasn’t? You know the signs, in fact, before even looking at the sky you can feel them. The air is heavy and still. Your ears will pop as it gets closer. Not to mention the darkness and in some cases greenness of the sky. Then as it gets closer that roaring, deafening roaring that seems to fill even your head surrounds your home. I knew all this but after 7.5 years in England I had become desensitized to the signs. South England gets many little tornados but up in North Yorkshire we had wind but never a tornado. Furthering my relaxed state in a windstorm in Maryland is the fact that I live in a brick cape cod built in 1947. This wonderful house feels like it could survive anything the world handed it. All of this worked together on Friday, June 29th, 2012 to keep me on the couch listening to the Orioles wrap up about their win without a care in the world as the howling wind and pouring rain passed over our home. We lost power but in an electrical storm of the magnitude we witnessed (the lightening didn’t stop for 40 minutes), who wouldn’t lose power? Mark and I went to sleep thinking that a really loud and brutal thunderstorm had went overhead and we were going to wake to power. When we awoke in an 80 degree house still

powerless it came as a bit of a shock but no matter, Mark and our son had ice skating class so we all went off to class. As we drove it became very clear that this had been no mere thunderstorm. Cars were crushed under the weight of trees that had been green and alive until the storm had ripped them apart and threw them to the ground. Houses were nearly buried under trees that had protected them from the sun ever since they had been built in the 40s. 2 houses down from our house a tree’s entire top half had been broken off and thrown into the street. Drivers were dodging not just those trees but others that had fallen into other streets and in some cases blocking them entirely. We were very blessed to have been kept safe and I thanked God for such a blessing and prayed for those who had incurred so much damage. As I became aware of the extent of the damage I prayed for more and more people. When I realized there were people killed, I prayed for them and their families. It lasted about an hour but the damage it caused is still being cleared and power still out for some people. It took three days for ours to come back on. Remembering the sound of the wind the night before and the fact that my ears popped I said to my husband, “I will never again just sit comfortably in our living room when my inner tornado radar is going off, I don’t care

what the weather service says. I have to trust my instincts.” Fortunately, we had friends an hour away that had power so we could get our 7 week old Maria into air conditioning. It was like a three day slumber party for their kids and our Joshua. He did not want to leave their house when it was time to go home. We spent our time as refugees so comfortably. It sensitized me to not just the plight of those around me in this disas-

ter who had no where to go for comfort, I thought about those all over the world forced to leave their homes for many different reasons; war, mold, unemployment, etc. Over those three days I prayed harder for the world’s refugees than ever before. As we walk through life and run into difficulty, each difficulty expands your heart to remind it to pray for so many others going through things so much harder than what you are being asked to walk through.

Prince Charming & Cinderella’s Boutique to be Complete by August 1st

The Prince Charming and Cinderella’s Boutique is ready for a cement floor. The plumbing is done. The project is hoped to be finished by August 1.The new address will be 200 E. Gentry. Turn left at the Bait House and go one block. If you are in town

drive by and check to see how things are going. Debbie Yount is asking that you keep all clothing donations until the move has been made. It has been decided to wash and dry all the clothing that is there before it is moved to the new building. Anyone wishing to take some clothing home to wash and dry can come on Saturdays to pick up a load or two. The Boutique will be open on Saturdays during July from 12:00-3:00. People can still come take clothing. Anyone wishing to help in moving can sign up at the Boutique and you will be notified when it is time to move. Also if there are any carpenters/electricians/painters that would like to help, give Debbie a call. Thank you to all who help with the Boutique. It is truly a community project!

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Wednesday, July 11, 2012 Macon Home Press • South Edition • hpsouth.com

FOR SALE

MERCHANT SPECIALS

BEIGE CARPET in excellent condition,no pets or wear.One piece 18x22 $100.00.14x8 $50.00 14x10 $50.00 660.385 2406.

WANTED FOR RENT: 10’x10’, 10’x5’, 5’x5’ and 10’x20’. La Plata Storage. Call 332-7630 or 332-7599. _____________________ Anyone with the first edition (Feb. 8th) of The Home Press please call (660)346-8808

SHOE SALE Now in Progress JP’s Tux Tees & More 101 Vine St. Macon, MO 63552

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The Home Press is looking for people to write the following columns. If you would like to submit a weekly article on one of the following subjects, please contact The Home Press South at (660)395-HOME (4663) or email kathy@maconhomepress.com. Topics include - Simple Living, Homemade, Dollars and Sense. Correspondents needed for the following areas: Clarence, MO, Anabel, MO, New Cambria, MO, Bevier, MO

SALES POSITION Thomas Motors, Inc., has an immediate opening for a sales position. Sales experience preferred. Salary and Commission. Excellent Benefit Package. Great opportunity for the right individual. Please contact Don Thomas or send resume to: Thomas Motors, Inc. 1125 West Outer Road, PO Box 571 Moberly, MO 65270 • 660-263-4560 “All replies are confidential” • Full Line GM Dealer

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Country Living This past week Life in the Country has been anything but serene. I’m not exactly sure how she does it but Memphis’ birthday party plans usually consume the entire week. This year for her 16th birthday party she wanted to do something here at home. First, it started with the idea of a slide dug in the ground and eventually you would end up sliding into the pond. She showed her Grandpa Jerry her idea with the help of utube and from there they had a plan. Investigating into the situation a little further it was determined that there may be a few problems because of the water level of the pond. Grandpa Jerry was determined to come up with an idea that didn’t disappoint. Memphis had already prepared the invitations and had most of them sent out. When I say he was determined, I mean he didn’t mow a blade of grass/hay down the entire week, unless it had to do with her party spot which was in the field. After he thought about it for awhile he came up with Plan B, a Zip Line. He ran the idea by Memphis and she thought it was great. Grandpa Jerry, her Uncle Jon and her brother Gabe got to work on putting up the zip line. Jeremy, her dad, mowed the party pad and Grandpa Wayne weed ate the water’s edge. Of course with any great plan there is trial and error. In this case a bit more trial than error, thank goodness. It took a little planning to get the line high enough on one end for a successful ride to the middle of the pond where the water was deep enough to let go and fall in. With the arms of the tractor extended

upward, the tractor parked on a slope, and someone on the zip line the tractor wanted to rock. What to do, what to do? Get another tractor of course, then for good measure get one more tractor. You can imagine that the line was pretty high by now. It looked really high to me because I am afraid of heights. How were the kids going to get up to the zip line? How were they going to get a running start? The flat bed of the semi answered all those questions. My kids had to test it out for a couple of days before the party. It was decided that the younger kids may have a hard time holding on to the handle until they reached the water. After digging through the shed Grandpa Jerry found a swing. It was perfect! Gavin, my nephew, is 4 years old and he rode the swing to the middle of the pond with a life jacket on. His mom had a little worry on her face but he was fearless. He bailed off in the water and as soon as his feet hit land he wanted to go again. His sister, Maddy on the other hand, a little older and a little wiser (she thinks), wasn’t so sure it was for her and was quite content riding in paddle boat. The zip line birthday party was a huge success. They would zip line for awhile and then they would play volleyball that Wade, Memphis’ boyfriend, set up. It was back and forth all evening. They had so much fun. What an amazing Sweet 16 to remember. That was our Life in the Country, last week anyway.

When I say he was determined, I mean he didn’t mow a blade of grass/hay down the entire week, unless it had to do with her party spot which was in the field.

Home For Sale - Bevier All-brick home sitting on 4 lots comes with a garden area, your own 12’9 x 7’6 canning room located in the basement, fruit trees and enough room for everyone. 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bath located close to the school and to the city park of Bevier. :RRG¿UHSODFHVORFDWHGRQERWKÀRRUVZLWKDVLGHGVHHWKUX¿UHSODFH LQWKHEDVHPHQWIRUWKHRI¿FHDUHDDQGIDPLO\URRP(QMR\TXLHWHYHQLQJV LQWKHEDFNRQ\RXU¶[¶VFUHHQHGSRUFKWKDWLVORFDWHGMXVWRII the Dining Room. Take a look and be amazed by the space this one has for you.

Call Keela Bailey at 660-346-0830

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Macon Home Press • South Edition • hpsouth.com

COMMUNITY NEWS

Charlie Burkhardt Found Guilty! Mock Trial to benefit the Macon County Historical Society Macon, MO- July 5th, 2013 Over 56 parties waited in a hot, crowded courtroom for Charlie Burkhardt, defendant to appear on 2 counts possibly causing the MCHS financial harm. As MCHS documents state, Burkhardt has been charged with two counts. The first count states Burkhardt refused to pay his membership dues in a timely manner as the second count states Burkhardt acted with reckless disregard by complaining loudly in public. The court room was full anticipating the outcome

torney, Zwink, stated that the defendant paid a 1 year membership in June and the jury will see he does not owe dues until July of 2013. The first witness called by the prosecutor was none other than the wife of the defendant, Mrs. Burkhardt. She stated her husband purchased an $800 bus ticket for her trip, and then asked for the funds to be returned afterwards. This was a smooth message from the prosecutor that Burkhardt is cheap. The next witness was Ralph Klusman. Judge Tucker questioned

membership and shouldn’t have to pay again until next July. He stated to his knowledge one year was 365 days and unless that has changed he is current with his dues. Burhardt also testified that his wife also paid $15 for the years dues so in fact he is owed money by the MCHS. The jury watched and listened closely to the witness as they all stated their stories to the court. The Prosecutor gave the first closing statement by telling the jury that the evidence shown proves Burkhardt was negligent and he has hurt the MCHS

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ABOVE LEFT - â&#x20AC;&#x153;Defendantâ&#x20AC;? Charlie Burkhardt is pictured with.... MIDDLE - The jury is seated during the â&#x20AC;&#x153;trialâ&#x20AC;? of Charlie Burkhardt.

of the trial as this was the first jury trial held in the MCHS court. As Harold Burkhardt, prosecutor, sat down going over documents making sure he was prepared to make the defendant pay for his crime, Charlie Burkhardt, defendant and his attorney, Kirk Zwink, waltzed in the court with the look of confidence and a smirk on their faces. All arose as the Honorable Judge Rick Tucker entered the court and took his seat. The first process of this trial was to appoint a fair and just jury. Once the jurors took their places, the defense questioned one member of the jury stating Robert Dawson may not be a fair juror since he is the one that arrested Burkhardt. Judge Tucker firmly asked Mr. Dawson if he could be fair and impartial before finding the defendant guilty. Mr. Dawson assured that he would not have an issue doing just that. Opening statements made by the prosecutor, Burkhardt, assured the jury will not have a problem finding the defendant guilty as the evidence will show. Opening statements made by the defending at-

Klusman about chewing tobacco in his court room and in an instant Klusman took a swallow and proceeded to take the chair. Ralph is a long time member of the MCHS and made the task of getting new members look easy. Ralph stated for the jury when he approached Burkhardt about the dues, Burkhardt was very verbal about not having to pay. The prosecutor showed the jury that Klusman has been affected by the confrontation and is now reluctant to try and get new members. Time came for the defense to call their witnesses but before that took place Judge Tucker called defense attorney, Kirk Zwink, in contempt of court for his cell phone ringing during session. Zwink made a motion stating that count 2 was in violation of his clientâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s constitutional rights. Judge Tucker found that count 2 did in fact violate the defendantâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first amendment rights and dismissed the charges. The first and only witness called to the stand by the defense was Charlie Burkhardt, the defendant. Burkhardt stated he paid money in June for a year

financially since Mr. Klusman is not as productive as he use to be in getting new members. Judge Tucker questioned Mr. Harold Burkhardt about being a legal prosecutor as he wanted to make sure he held a fair court process. Once Harold Burkhardt stated he was the right for the task Judge Tucker allowed closing statements from the defense. Defense attorney, Kirk Zwink, stated Charlie in fact not only is paid up and owes no dues, but he is an asset to the MCHS and even encouraged him to become a member. After a quick deliberation, each juror entered their vote and the defendant, Charlie Burkhardt, was found guilty on count 1 by a 10 to 2 juror count. Burkhardt received a suspended sentence and was placed on probation as well has having to do 12 hours community service at home under his wifeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s supervision. This was a mock trial to help raise fund for the Macon County Historical Society and was held for entertainment purposes only. For more information you may call the MCHS at 660-395-0266.

A PROVEN LEADER â&#x20AC;&#x153;I would appreciate your vote on the Republican ballot August 7thâ&#x20AC;? Contact me at 660-384-2307 or alan@wyatt4staterep.com

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