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GOVENOR NIXON VISITS EWING, MO., TO NOTIFY THAT ALL MISSOURI COUNTIES ARE ELIGIBLE FOR DISASTER DECLARATIONS Page 6A

The Macon County

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

USPS-299800 Vol.137, No. 3 Bevier, MO, 63532 • 12 Pages • 1 Sections • 75 Cents

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Don’t miss the 32 Annual Macon County Flywheel Reunion

Wanda Tallman Bucklin, MO NEW TO THE ANNUAL FLYWHEEL SHOW This year the Macon County’s 32nd Annual Old Time Flywheel Show has a new feature for babies and children up to the age of 6. The popular baby show has expanded to include children up to the age of 3. They will be divided into five classes with first, second and third prizes in each class. Also new this year will be the selection of a Grand Champion boy and girl. Prizes and a trophy will be given for each of the champions. The baby show starts at 6 p.m. in the air conditioned Expo Center. There is no registration fee, but adults will be required to purchase the $8 admission button as they enter the grounds. This button will be good for all three days of the Flywheel show. A new feature, to be held Thursday, July 26 at 7:30 in Macon at the Macon County Park, will be the Little Mr. & Miss Flywheel contest for children 3 to 6 years. Organizers encourage contestants to wear “working” clothes as their attire. This is to give honor to the men and women who worked the fields, mines, and factories of years past. The contests are being sponsored by Loch Haven. Registration starts at 5:30 at the Expo Center. For more info call Barbara Primm, 385-3639 or 660-591-6398.

INSURANCE ON WATER SERVICE LINES In recent weeks, many Macon County residents have received a letter from HomeServe USA Repair Management Corporation stating that their records indicate the consumer does not have insurance on their water service line with their company. Macon Municipal Utilities and Public Water Supply District #1 of Macon County did not provide addresses to HomeServe to contact residents about insuring their lines. For MMU, customers own their water service line from their dwelling to the property line. For PWSD, customers own their service line from the dwelling to the water meter. If you have questions please call MMU at (660) 385-3173 or the PWSD at (660) 385-6457. Macon .......... $3.35 Bevier........... $3.44 Clarence ....... $3.35 Marceline ..... $3.35 Moberly ....... $3.35 Kirksville ..... $3.27 Columbia ..... $3.35

AT LEFT: Bob Glasgow, whose generous donation of 70 replica pedal tractors, created a highlight for the show. ABOVE: Danny Primm with the collection of pedal tractors.

The 32nd Annual Macon County Flywheel Reunion is set for July 26-28 at Macon County Park on Highway 63 in Macon. Many interesting events and displays await the folks who attend. The antique machinery auction at Lolli Sale Barn kicks off the event at 10 a.m. on Thursday. Registration of exhibits begins on Thursday and will continue through Saturday. Thursday evening at 6 p.m. is the baby show followed by the Little Mr. and Miss and a square dance exhibition. Bingo starts on Thursday and runs through Saturday evening. The featured items are Oliver tractor, Gade engines and antique trucks. However, all tractors, engines and vehicles are welcome. The parades and anvil shoots will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday and 5 p.m. on Saturday.

Friday evening will see farm team and professional horse pulls. On Saturday the exhibitor tractor pull registration is at 11:30. The Steam Museum and Willard Main Museum and gigantic flea market will be open throughout the show. Through the generous donation of Bob and Evelyn Glasgow of Edina one of the highlights of the show is the Glasgow’s lifetime collection of 70 replica pedal tractors. Mr. and Mrs. Glasgow and children Bill, Jim, Kathleen, and Dixie Lee had collected these over the years that the family operated a farm implement dealership at Edina. Flywheel Club members traveled to Edina with trucks and trailers and carefully brought them to the Willard Main Museum in Macon

County Park. Display shelves were built to accommodate the outstanding collection. Museum curators, Norbert and Twila Sarazine, have welcomed the addition to the museum which highlights life in days gone by. This collection also joins two other bits of Knox County history. The Johnny Delaney Barber Shop and the Sinclair gas pumps from the Burke Station, both originally located in Baring, have found a new home in the museum in recent years. The club members invite everyone to attend the three day show. The price of the Flywheel admission button, valid for all three days of the show, for persons 10 and over is $8. Admission is free for children under 10.

GRAND OPENING SCHEDULED The Prince Charming and Cinderella’s Boutique is scheduled to have its grand opening on Saturday, Aug. 25 at the new location 200 E. Gentry. (Turn left at the Bait House and go one block. It is attached to the Activity Building of the Community Of Christ.) A ribbon cutting will be held at 11:30am that day. Refreshments will be served that day as well. We will be at our current building each Saturday thru August 4. We will be closed Saturday, August 11 and Saturday, August 18. People who are volunteering to wash clothes can call Debbie at 660-773-6778 or Patty Cheever at 660-773-5540 after August 4 to go down and pick up the clothes. Any one having clean kids clothes to donate can call Debbie or Patty and we will take the donation in order to have ready for the grand opening. We will be in need of all kinds of clothing, shoes, and coats. We would ask that you wash the items before bringing them down. The construction has been coming along nicely. A special thanks go out to PLS Builders, LLC.-- Mike Cook and Bobby Richardson have decided to donate their hours and their crews hours to finish the inside of the building so that the project could be finished within the budget allowed. Volunteers from the churches of Bevier-First Baptist Church, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, United Congregational Church, and the Community of Christ and PLS Builds LLC for making this project possible.

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2A Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Macon Home Press • South Edition • hpsouth.com

LOCAL NEWS

Stump Your Friends! 111 N. Rollins St. Macon, MO 63552 (660)395-HOME(4663) (660)395-4664 FAX

MACON SENIOR TO MOVE TO NEW LOCATION

Macon Senior Center held a ground breaking on Wednesday, July 18th at their future location on Maffery St.. The center’s new building should be completed next spring. Macon Senior Center provides meals for the elderly and activities at the center including bingo, pool and card games weekly. For more information on the Senior center, you may call (660)385-6411

This week’s photo was taken on a farm south of Bevier in 1961. Do you know who these two are?

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Life and Times of Jean Emily Clark Ray, by Jean Ray

Correspondents

Dani Evans Jim Coin Ron Thomason

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Last weeks photo was of Beverly (King) Bondy of Marceline, MO. It was a stumper! Photo submitted by Margorie King of Bucklin, MO

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Send your guesses to kathy@maconhomepress.com. Winner receives bragging rights and your name in next week’s Macon Home Press! If you have an old photo that you think would stump your friends, sent it to us!

Deadline Thursday Noon

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ALAN WYATT

6th DISTRICT STATE REPRESENTATIVE Linn, Macon and Randolph Counties

A PROVEN LEADER With Experience To Get The Job Done H Presiding Commissioner Macon County H Family Farmer H Chariton Valley Board of Directors H Bevier School Board H Macon County Cattlemen H Farm Bureau Board A CONSERVATIVE CANDIDATE WHO IS PRO-LIFE, PRO 2nd AMENDMENT, PRO-AGRICULTURE, AND FOR LESS GOVERNMENT. “I Will Put My Experience To Work For You In Jefferson City” Alan Wyatt Paid for by Committee to Elect Alan Wyatt, Jane Thompson, Treasurer

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Pictured is the first and only modeling (on the right) had taken.

Jean Ray has had an interesting life. A child in England during WWII, growing up in a time most of us can’t imagine. Jean’s story was first printed in the May 2nd issue of The Home Press South and is continuing. Copies are still available and may be purchased at The Home Press 111 N. Rollins St. Macon, MO Week 10 Thinking that I needed more money I took a third job working at the Odeon pictures dressed up in a long dress with a huge yellow bow across the front. I believe everyone wore the same dress because we left it at the cinema for whoever needed it next. My hours were from six to ten at night and I would seat the patrons in the seats that they had purchased and at half time I would sell ice cream, chocolate and cigarettes. So now I was gone from home three days a week from seven thirty until eleven pm and it never seemed to bother me, that’s youth for you. All too soon Arthur was inducted into the army and when I saw him off at the train station I cried a bucket of tears. After Arthur left June Wild and I became close friends and ran around together, she also worked at Samuels and the boss had an eye for her and we both received perks just because of June. I realized then that I was not ready to settle down, I was having too much

fun, going to dances, the cinema and eating out and we became very close. June and I would save our money for weekend getaways hitchhiking to vacation spots to save money for a hotel. Our favorite place was Cheltenham, a beautiful and historical retirement town also a favorite to the American soldiers. That was a drawing card for us. June and I spent a holiday weekend In a town called Cheltenham, a beautiful area and lots to do .We checked into a nice hotel and explored the city, and we were pleased with what we saw. That evening we went to a dance and chatted with some of the American soldiers who were also spending the weekend there .Soon we found that Cheltenham was where the action was and we liked it photo Jean so much that we would save our money and try to go once a month. One day while we were in Cheltnham we were approach by a gentleman who asked us if we would care to model for him for a sports magazine .We agreed thinking that we might make a bob or two. He drove us out into the country where the farmers were putting up hay and it was there that he took some shots and they turned out well. Our pay was a copy of the pictures that he had taken. He then asked if we would do negligee pictures and we turned that down quickly and done a bunk. We both were keen on buying new clothes and this presented a shortage in our funds and so we decided to hitchhike the next time instead of riding the train. Our first hitchhiking experience was so funny and we laughed about that event for a long time. An old truck driver gave us a lift and after a while he kept moving closer to me, so I changed places with June and she did not like what he was doing either and we told him to let us off at the next stop, which he did. This was on a Friday night so we found a grassy spot by a canal and slept there peacefully until morning, and then we moved on to our destination by bus. That was our last experience at hitchhiking realizing it was a very foolish thing to do. To be continued…….

Patrol To Conduct Sobriety Checkpoint In Marion And Randolph Counties During The Month Of August 2012 Captain James E. Wilt, commanding officer of Troop B, Macon, announces that sometime during the month of August 2012, a sobriety checkpoints will be held in Marion and Randolph Counties. The checkpoints will be conducted by the Missouri State Highway Patrol in cooperation with area law enforcement agencies. Sobriety checkpoints are

an innovative means of detecting and removing the alcohol-impaired driver from our highways, states Captain Wilt. Driving while intoxicated continues to be a major contributing factor of traffic crashes in Missouri. Captain Wilt urges all citizens to help law enforcement efforts to apprehend intoxicated drivers. If you suspect a motorist of driving while

intoxicated or observe a vehicle being driven in an erratic manner, contact the nearest law enforcement agency. The Highway Patrol toll-free numbers for reporting emergencies are 1-800-525-5555 or cellular *55. For further information please contact: Sergeant Brent J. Bernhardt (660) 385-2132

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Wednesday, July 25, 2012 Macon Home Press • South Edition • hpsouth.com

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BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT “The Island”

The Island is an 18 hole miniature golf course and batting cages with various speeds to fit all ages and ability. The 18 holes vary in skill from waterfalls to tunnels. Nice shaded areas make for an enjoyable day on the course. Dan and Brenda Schlipf of Macon opened The Island in July of 2003 and have been working around the grounds making improvements ever since. If asked, Dan and Brenda both say Dan’s the better golfer. “My son and I went to Florida and played some miniature golf and loved it, that’s when we decided to come back home and open one”. Says Brenda The Island offers miniature golf, single or group rates as well as rental for parties. The batting cages can be used by a single batter upon arrival, if available or teams may rent the cages out for practice. “This is a place for everyone to enjoy states Dan, it’s for all ages”. The Island hours are Monday – Friday 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm and Saturdays 2:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Closed on Sundays Located at 29187 Sunset Dr., Macon, MO (660)395-1099

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Macon Home Press • South Edition • hpsouth.com

COMMENTARY COMMENT

BASKETS OF APPRECIATION

From the Editors Desk BY KATHY LIEBHART EDITOR kathy@maconhomepress.com

We moved to our property 6 years ago and have always discussed getting a metal detector. We have found some interesting things and are curious to see what, if anything, may lay under the surface. Last weekend coming home from our float trip we stopped at Bass Pro and purchased one, so now the search begins. Of course, this wasn’t an easy task, getting the right metal detector that is. I was thinking we could just go into the store and buy one, however I found out there’s a lot of difference in detectors. One was the price; they all looked the same to me and ranged from $29.95 to $450. I could have gotten out of there cheap, but my husband, with his “you get what you pay for” attitude was choosing so the $29.95 one was out of the question. $500 later we walk out of the store, now mind you, I was assured that finding only one great item is all it will take for it to pay for its self. Also, it can detect items 5 feet down and determine coins 1 foot down not to mention the fact that it is camouflaged and you can’t find it in the woods. Yes, that was sarcasm. I do have to admit, I was ready to get home and try it out too. I would be upset if I couldn’t take half the credit for finding something amazing, and half the money if it was worth anything. Our conversations on the ride home varied, but we talked about some of the great finds people come across with these things and all the neat items that may

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be buried right in our own yard. Keota was an old mine town years ago so who knows what we may find. Once we arrived home and unpacked, I noticed the box the metal detector came in was sitting on the dining room table empty! I couldn’t believe it, my husband already took it out and went searching without me! As I headed outside to see what had happened he said “This is great, it really does tell you what the denomination of coins are when you find them”! I replied ”Wow, you already found some coins”? His answer was “No, I threw coins on the ground to see if it worked and it does. It told me I had a quarter, a dime and a nickel”. I never said a word, actually I was biting my tongue from saying “That’s great hun, but I’ve been able to do that since the 1st grade without a metal detector”. All kidding aside, we are looking forward to searching and seeing what we come up with, now if the darn thing only had an automatic shovel with it. So now if you drive by our place and see holes dug all over the yard, you know what’s going on.

FAITH

From The Desk Of The Worship Center One of Jesus’ last requests was for us to go into the world and minister to the lost. Therefore said he unto them, The harvest truly [is] great, but the laborers [are] few: pray ye therefore to the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth laborers into his harvest. There has always been a shortage of labors, please read with me about the sowers. And when he sowed, some [seeds] fell by the way side, and the fowls came and devoured them up: Some fell upon stony places, where they had not much earth: and forthwith they sprung up, because they had no deepness of earth And when the sun was up, they were scorched And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprung up, and choked them: other fell into good ground.

Jesus is the harvest master; our job is to sow in all the world. We have been told to go to “all’ the world; however sometimes we are so careful in sowing that we get nothing done. We have said, “this one will bring forth fruit” while we watched him grow tired and quit. Others, we have thought don’t have a chance; but they went on to bear much fruit. We do not have to be careful where we sow, for God has an abundance of seed. The sower would be a success if only one seed bore fruit. The sower found me in the sunbleached rocks, full of snakes and scorpions, with out hope or confidence. He took the time to give me hope, and show me that Jesus cared for me. Some one is waiting for a sower. Worship Center Pastor

Pictured are several members of the Callao American Legion Auxiliary and the “ BUDDY BASKET” they will be sending to the State Convention by their President, Linda Maddox. The Buddy Baskets are gift baskets filled with items to be used to welcome homeless veterans to their new homes.

What’s Happening?

RECIPES

July

20-31 Mables Repertory Theatre-Marvelous Wonderettes 26-28 Macon County Flywheel August 1-5 Maples Repertory Theatre-Marvelous Wonderettes 3-4 Callao Harvest Fiesta 5 Fayette Festival of the Arts 8-11 Bevier Homecoming 9-19 Missouri State Fair 23-25 Lolli Western Artifacts 24-25 Demolition Derby 25 Crossroads Cruisers Car Show 25 Fork & Cork & Run 30 The Great Pershing Balloon Derby 31 LaPlata Soybean Festival 31 New Cambria Fall Festival September 13 Northeast Missouri Old Threshers Shelby County Fairgrounds 22 Old Fashioned Saturday & Pumpkin Fest - Salisbury 26-29 Lolli Exotic Sale 29 Civil War Remembrance October 5 Macon Homecoming 7 Immaculate Conception Octoberfest 12-28 Maples Repertory Theatre-Driving Miss Daisy 19-31 Maples Repertory Theatre-Honky Tonk 20 Rotary Shrimp Fest 27 Cole’s Bike Shop Toy Run November 2-4 Maples Repertory Theatre-Honky Tonk 3 Loch Haven Craft Show 23-30 Maples Repertory Theatre-Burglar’s Holiday 30 Macon Christmas Parade December 1 Christmas in Bevier 1 Women of Today Craft Show 1-9 Maples Repertory Theatre-Burglar’s Holiday 5-7 Lolli Exotic Sale 8 Callao Country Christmas

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

PEPPER STEAK 3T. fat or oil 1 1/2lbs. round or flank steak 11/2c. thickly sliced onion 1c. chopped celery 2c. ( 1lb. can tomatoes) 1 1/2tsp.salt 1/2.tsp. black pepper 1tsp. sugar 2 bay leaves 1/2tsp. leaf thyme 3 large green peppers 1 1/2T.cornstarch 2tsp. soy sauce 1/4c. cold water Cut steak into 1/4in. wide strips. Heat oil in electric skillet at 400 degree setting. Brown one third of meat strips quickly on both sides, remove from skillet, repeat browning remaining meat in 2 more batches. Do not over crowd the skillet. Remove all meat from skillet, reduce heat to 350 setting. Saute onions 5 minutes, return browned meat to skillet. Add celery, tomatoes( break into small pieces),salt, pepper, sugar, bay leaves, and leaf thyme. Reduce heat to 225% and simmer, covered for 30 minutes. Add peppers(seeded and cut into 1/2 inch strips),soy sauce, and mix cornstarch in cold water and add to skillet. Continue to simmer covered for 10 to 15 minutes. Makes 6 servings.

STUFFED GREEN PEPPERS 1 lb. Hamburger 1 tsp. Salt 1 Chopped Onion 1 Chopped Garlic Clove ½ lb. Sharp Shredded Cheese 2 Cans TomatoSoup 1 tsp. Chili Powder 8 Green Peppers 1 ½ C. Cooked Converted Rice ½ tsp. Pepper 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.

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 - Dollars and Sense. Correspondents needed for the following areas: Clarence, MO, Anabel, MO, New Cambria, MO, Bevier, MO C Y

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COMMUNITY NEWS by Doris Noah LIAM WHITTINGTON’S ACCOUNT OF MISSION TRIP Eleven year old Liam Whittington was a member of the group from United Methodist Church in Marceline participating in the Missouri Conference Mission Trip UMC 2012. Here is Liam’s account of the trip as he saw it. “We left Marceline July 8, after church to go to Joplin. There were 4 vehicles and 16 people. From Bucklin was Ronald Ekley, Michael Ekley and me. It was really raining when we left. When we got to Joplin I learned there were over 200 people from many churches and groups and we would all be working together. It was the coolest thing I have ever done. We helped people move from the FEMA houses where they had been living in to their new homes. One 84 year old lady, her name was Doris, told us about being in her house when the tornado came. She had no basement so she got in her hall way and piled pillows around her. When the tornado was past only two walls of her house were still standing . She did not have a scratch on her! When her son came to see about her and saw the house blown away he was really scared. Then he saw she was safe and sound. We helped her move to a real nice new duplex near where the Wal Mart store was that was damaged so much. I also got to help clear brush from a pasture so the owner could get his stock back in that pasture. That was good. I wish I could have helped hang dry wall or paint but really I guess it was good to help get people to their new homes. We carried furniture, boxes and stuff. One man from our Marceline group said he was 79 years old but I saw he could keep up working with anyone. We were gone five days. The last day we left Joplin and drove to Bennett Springs for a float trip down the Niangua River. That was super. The water was freezing cold . The mission trip to Joplin is something I will never forget. I would like to do a mission trip again.� (Thank you for an interesting visit Liam.) Liam is the son of Ronald and Allegra Ekley. The Ekley family lives on Pine Street here in Bucklin. THIELE TO THE STATE FAIR Lonny Thiele, formerly of Bucklin and Rothville, has been invited to spend Monday, Aug. 13 at the Missouri State Fair at

the Missouri Electric Cooperative building, to display and talk about his mule book, “That Son of a Gun Had Sense; Mule Stories From the Bootheel Area During the 1930’s-1940’s Era� which was featured in the April issue of Rural Missouri. Thiele, of Poplar Bluff, is scheduled to be at the building from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. and invites you to stop by. Lonnie is a member of the Rural Missourian’s ‘People from our pages� showcase at the MEC building. JONI MARIE RITCHIE GRADUATES WITH HONORS Corrine Ritchie attended the graduation ceremony of her granddaughter, Joni Marie Ritchie, from Tarrant County College in Fort Worth, Texas. Corrine was accompanied by her son Steven and grandson Grant. While in Texas she spent time in the homes of Brian Ritchie in Burlson and Joni Marie and Laney in Richland Hills. Joni Marie’s graduation ceremony was June 30, 2012. She graduated with honors as a Surgical Technologist and has accepted a position at Cook’s Children’s Hospital in Fort Worth. Joni Marie is the daughter of former Bucklin resident Brian Ritchie. Her grandparents are Corrine Ritchie and the late Bob Ritchie. To add to the festivities while the Ritchie family was gathered in Texas; Grant Ritchie celebrated his 8th birthday on June 28. His Uncle Brian and Aunt Carol hosted a surprise party for him complete with pizza and decorated birthday cakes. SARAH GREER BACK HOME Sarah Greer’s granddaughter Tara (Greer) Shoemaker came up from Springfield to get Sarah and the two ladies took a vacation that covered many miles in a couple of weeks. The first stop was in St. Louis to visit Sarah’s niece Amy Thompson and her family. The ladies then went to Paducah, Ky. for a brief visit with Sarah’s sister, Norma Snow. They reached the home of Ron and Scarlett (Wolf) Greer in Athens, Alabama in time to celebrate the Fourth of July. While in Alabama the Greers went to Birmingham to visit Hamid and Jamie (Greer) Mashayekh and their 2 year old son. They spent a couple of days at the Mashayekh’s vacation home on the Warrior River. On the way home Sarah and Tara stopped in Paducah, Ky to visit Norma Snow. Tara went back to her work in Springfield, Mo while Sarah stayed in Ky for a few more days. Glenda (Malloy) Wood,

New Cambria and Sherrill (Malloy) Rowland, Sedalia came to Paducah as well. The four Malloy sisters had a good time to visit. Norma is in very poor health and this ‘ mini reunion’ was a great boost for her. COMPANY Beverly Ward from North Port, Florida was a guest in the home of her sister Marilyn King. Mrs. Ward went from Bucklin to visit relatives in Illinois before returning to her home in Florida. Lee Short was here from his home in Garden Grove, California to spend a few days with his sisters Wanda Sue Tallman and Lynn Shipley and brother in law, Barry Shipley. Marj King spent a few days in the home of her daughter Beverly Bandy in Marceline. Since returning home Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Gilliam from the Kansas City area have visited in the King home. BCA NEWS President Thelma Jones conducted the regular business meeting of the Bucklin Community Association at the community building on July 16, 2012. Secretary Stacey Anders and Treasurer David Jenkins gave their reports which were accepted as given. Committees reporting on the progress of the homecoming plans were: entertainment, Bob Davis and fund raiser chairpersons Lori Davis and Stacey Anders. Betty Shoemaker reported on the family sponsorship drive. If you are interested in the homecoming and would like to be a sponsor please call Betty at 695-3393. The BCA will meet in the community building each Monday at 7:00 in July to keep abreast of homecoming details. All are welcome to come and lend a hand. MATTHEW JONES ON WINNING TEAM The Cedar Rapids Prairie Hawks football team is accustomed to playing on high school fields in Iowa, but the Hawks had a special

experience at the 7 on 7 passing camp at the University of Notre Dame recently. Prairie defeated a team from El Paso, Texas, 29 to 28, in the championship game of the tournament in the famed Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Indiana. There were 70 teams from 13 states. Prairie was the only team from Iowa and defeated all the others. They defeated teams from Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Arizona and Texas. The semi- finals also were played in Notre dame Stadium in South Bend. The Hawks compiled a 9-1 record in the camp. The only loss was to El Paso, which they avenged in the finals. Matthew Jones is the 16 year old son of Charles and Doreen Jones of Ely, Iowa and will be playing center with the Prairie Hawks this fall. Matthew’s grandparents are Bucklin residents Larry and Thelma Jones. SO LONG SAM Samantha Duncan has accepted a job at an area bank. This is good news for the bank but for the customers at Prenger’s here in town it is not so good. Sam started to work at our local Prenger’s store as soon as she was 16 years old. For nearly five years we have counted on her to check out our groceries; always with her ready smile. So long Sam, we sure are going to miss you. We wish you nothing but the best. ODDS ‘N ENDS I have heard Dolores Baugher will be celebrating her 92nd birthday on July 31st and Nellie Hill is all set to celebrate her 91st birthday on August 12. Our best wishes just a bit in advance ladies. Do you have a news item to share? Call me at 660 695 3600, 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

by Jayne Roberts MACON COUNTY COWBOY CHURCH The Macon County Cowboy Church met Thursday evening July 12 at the 36 & 3 One Stop in Callao. The meeting was opened with a prayer for cares and concerns by John Farrington. The group sang “How Great Thou Art�. Genny Wright sang a special “Unworthy�. Marian Farrington read “How Much Do I Owe� and “My Cup Overfloweth� . Brother Richard Castle brought the message entitled “ The Power Of Prayer� from Mark 9: 14-29. Richard closed the meeting with

at 8:15- 8:45 a.m. with food and fellowship. At 9:00 there are Sunday School classes for all ages. Morning Worship is at 10:00 a.m. with Evening Worship at 7:00 for all ages. Tuesdays at 12 noon brings Daytimers with food at noon, and fellowship and Bible Study in the afternoon. Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. are classes for all ages , and the first Saturday each month is a Fellowship Breakfast at 8:00 a.m. at 36 & 3 One Stop in Callao and at 9:00 they meet at the church. Sunday July 15 Brother Ken Mantle’s message was “ Why People Go To Church� , taken from Luke 4:16. Several prayers and concerns had been announced earlier by Richard Castle and he offered prayer for them. Church Office Hours :Monday-Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 . Office phone is 768-5402. E-mail

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CALLAO CITY HALL PUBLIC MEETING HELD The Meeting started shortly after 6:00 p.m. The Meeting began with The Pledge of Allegiance, led by City Clerk Claudia Donahue. The panel was then introduced by Clerk Donahue. The panel consisted of representatives from several State Groups. Present were from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources: Douglas Garrett, Deputy Director, Financial Assistance Byron Shaw Jr., PE, Environmental Engineer Both from Jefferson City and Scott Adams, EI Environmental Engineer, from Macon, LeAnne Gleason from USDA, Rural Development, from Kirksville, Robin Fitzgerald from Mark Twain, CBG, from Perry Tyson Markham and Sam McDonald from McLiney and Company from Kansas City Dennis Stith, Shafer, Kline and Warren Engineering from Macon and David Dirks, Midwest Assistance Program from Warransburg Also present were City of Callao Mayor, James Walker Board President and Mayor Pro Tem, and West Ward Alderman Joyce Snodgrass West Ward Alderman, Layla Strong

East Ward Alderman, Barbara Reed East Ward Alderman, Larry Cross City Clerk, Claudia Donahue and City Treasurer, Kathy Ashenfelter There were around 25 residents in the Gallery. The Topic was The Waste Water Project the City of Callao is about to undertake. Each Member of the Panel brought expertise in their specialties. Ranging from DNR permit compliance, Engineering, Bond Issues, and alternative Financing. There were many questions by the general public. It was our goal to answer as many questions as possible with expert answers. The meeting lasted approximately 2 ½ hours. Hopefully the residents of Callao left a little more at ease with the Project facing us. We also urge any and all the citizens of Callao to call or come to City Hall with any questions or concerns they might have. We will gladly answer, or find out answers for you! We are here to serve you! Office hours are 8:00am until 4:00pm, Monday thru Friday. CALLAO HARVEST FIESTA AUGUST 3RD & 4TH The Fiesta committee has been busy getting things in order for the 57th Callao Harvest Fiesta. It will be Friday and Saturday , August 3 and 4 with Friday evening beginning with a Little Mr. and Miss contest, Queen contest, Baby show and kids games, followed by “ The Rikersâ€? for entertainment. There will be the usual PORK BBQ Friday evening beginning at 5:00 p.m. and HOMEMADE ICE CREAM both evenings at the lunch stand. The REGISTRATION BOOTH will be having the 50/50 drawing, along with a drawing for a special prize or two. Everyone please register. Saturday the parade will be at 11:00 starting at the City Park, and kids games in the afternoon. Saturday evening entertainment will feature Jamee Bowen from Atlanta. Come out and see old friends and enjoy two evenings of free entertainment. For Questions or Information call (660) 768-5638, ( 660)346-9248, (660) 676-7437,Callao Harvest Fiesta Committee.

a prayer and a challenge to Community News to be contined on Page A8 the group. They will meet again Thursday July 19 th at 7:00 P.M. Everyone welcome. CALLAO CHRISTIAN CHURCH Sunday mornings begin

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Theme: THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME! Wednesday, August 8- Saturday, August 11 Greetings from the “Bevier Homecoming Parade Committee!â€? It’s that time again - Bevier Homecoming time and time for our Annual Parade. The Parade will be held on Saturday, August 11. It begins at 1 p.m., but we suggest that entries arrive at 12:30 p.m. to begin lining up. We would once again like this to be a spectacular parade, Please consider putting in an entry. It can be a decorated car, WUXFNPLQLĂ RDWODUJHĂ RDWDQWLTXHFDUHWF

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COMMUNITY NEWS Govenor Nixon Visits Ewing, Mo., To Notify That All Missouri Counties Are Eligible For Disaster Declarations

RITA COX Reporter

grounds. While talking with farmers Nixon was notified that all Missouri counties, including Lewis County, have received disaster declarations, making farmers eligible for drought assistance. Commenting on the disaster declaration in a press release Nixon said “This designation can help

rita1@lewispnj.com Missouri Governor Jay Nixon visited Ewing, Mo., Tuesday, July 17. He met with local farmers and citizens at the Greg Sharpe business located on the old Ewing school

livestock and crop farmers across the state who are suffering great losses because of the heat and lack of rain,” Nixon said in a news release. “We’re going to continue to stand with farmers during this ongoing disaster and afterward, to help with their recovery. This designation is another part

of that process.” Nixon greeted and shook hands with visitors and was then seated with area farmers who had the chance to express their concerns and ideas about the heat and drought conditions. Nixon and Dr. Jon Hagler, Director of the Missouri Department of Agriculture, along

with Missouri Senator Brian Munzlinger and Representative Tom Shively. Senator Munzlinger urged farmers to keep in contact with all their local farm agencies who are there to help them through this crisis. Nixon stressed the importance of agriculture in the state of Missouri, the need to help our farmers and the need to keep the younger generation involved in agriculture. He also thanked all farmers for their hard work and dedication and said he was in Ewing today to listen to the farmers and their problems and find solutions. He told the group to think outside the tradition of agriculture as many farmers also have small businesses and our economic growth depends on the growth of small businesses. He also said trade is important to farmers and with Missouri’s infrastructure and the advantage of having the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers to transport our products, Missouri could lead the way in exports.

Nixon had a brief question and answer period with reporters after meeting with the public. Rita Cox of the Press-News Journal asked the Governor what the average tax paying Missourian can do to help farmers during this crisis and Nixon replied “Show the farmers support through this crisis and in the months to come by continuing to buy local and also work with the younger generation show Missouri will be a leader in agriculture for generations to come.” Nixon then traveled to Greg Sharpe’s corn field west of Highland High School to look first hand at how the heat and lack of rain has had an effect on the corn crop. He then traveled to the Earl Kempe farm near Lewistown to view a soybean field. Nixon had other appearances scheduled in other parts of the state to view crop damage and the toll the drought has had all over Missouri.

the plant is paid off it was discussed what to do with the money that was left. Did they want to continue to put $3,000.00 a month into tithe? Council felt at this time to leave it alone and continue setting aside the $3,000.00. The purchase of new street signs was tabled. Motion to table this matter made and carried. Motion made and carried to accept APAC’s bid of $51,832.69 for 569.59 ton of laid asphalt. Alderman Daniels asked the council what

they thought of City Clerk Wright getting a notary license ? After some discussion the council felt as we have a notary at the bank we could use it was not necessary. Bob Walters told the Council Pam Thomas was still getting air in her water. He had lushed the lines twice and was still getting some air out of the line. Walters will continue to monitor the situation. Motion to adjourn made and carried at 6:55 pm.

Bucklin City Council Meeting Bucklin City Council met July 13, 2012 at City Hall with the following persons present: Mayor Don Noah, Councilmen George Simmons, Dennis Cole, Barry Shipley and Larry Daniels , John Wright, Robert Walters, Lynn Shipley, Doug Anders and Amber Burnam. Mayor called the meeting to order at 5:00 p m. Motion to approve June minutes made and carried. Motion to approve and pay bills

made and carried. Mayor Noah advised council he had spoken with Jason Weydert and was assured the City’s health insurance was staying at the same cost as last year. The City of Marceline had inquired about in our water plant and offered $2,000.00 for the equipment. Motion to allow Mayor Noah to negotiate the sale of equipment from the city water system to the City

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of Marceline was made and carried. Doug Anders came before the council requesting a $336.00 donation for the purchase of a thermo imaging camera. After much discussion, sometimes rather heated, motion for the donation was made and it carried. Mayor Noah expressed his opposition. Amber Burnam came before the Council and advised them the trash contract with Veolia was up. They are working on a senior rate for the city

and she asked the board to review the old contract to see if any more changes needed to be made. She will come back next month with a inalized contract. Motion made and carried to allow sewer adjustments as follows: Vernon Robertson $ 97.20, Richard Jackson $36.36 and Doug Finney $32.76. The Revenue Sinking Fund was discussed. This fund was set up to make the payments on the water plant. Now that

Post 57’s 4th Annual Walk/Run August 4th will be the 4th Annual Walk/Run held by American Legion Post 57 Bucklin. Runners and Walkers will again start from the Bucklin school at 8:00 a.m.. Check –in will start at 6:30. SAL will start the race with their rifle squad. This family friendly event has 13 age divisions and three medals for each division of the Run and Walk. Preregistration is highly recommended due to expected numbers of participants. Forms are available at the Post during morning Coffee Club or email mogoesmack@aim.com. $15 registration includes this year’s tee shirt featuring Americanism winning poster by Bodey Yaeger and after race refreshments. Support of sponsors and participants go to support the Post for the good of Post and Community and our renowned funeral squad.

Local Host Families Needed Now for Foreign Teens Foreign high school students are scheduled to arrive soon for academic year homestay programs, and the sponsoring organization needs a few more local host families. The students are anxiously awaiting news of their new families. This is the last chance for these young ambassadors to fulfill their life-long dreams, and their placement deadlines are rapidly approaching. The students are all between the ages of 15 and 18 years, are English-speaking, have their own spending money, carry accident and health insurance, and are anxious to share their cultural experiences with their new American families. P.I.E. currently has programs to match almost every family’s needs, ranging in length from one semester to a full academic year, where the students attend local public and private high schools. P.I.E. area representatives match students with host families by finding common interests and lifestyles through an in-home meeting. Prospective host families are able to review student applications and select the perfect match. As there are no “typical” host families, P.I.E. can fit a student into just about any situation, whether it is a single parent, a childless couple, a retired couple or a large family. Families who host for P.I.E. are also eligible to claim a monthly charitable contribution deduction on their itemized tax

returns for each month they host a sponsored student. For the upcoming programs, P.I.E. has students from Germany, Norway, Venezuela, Argentina, Norway, Belgium, Brazil, Korea, Mexico, Denmark, China, Thailand, Argentina and many other countries. P.I.E. is a non-profit educational organization that has sponsored more than 25,000 students from 45 countries since its founding in 1975. The organization is designated by the United States Department of State and is listed by the Council on Standards for International Educational Travel (CSIET), certifying that the organization complies with the standards set forth in CSIET’s Standards for International Educational Travel Programs. P.I.E. encourages interested families to contact the program immediately, as it will allow the proper time for the students and hosts to get to know one another before they actually meet for the first time. Families interested in learning more about student exchange or arranging for a meeting with a community representative may call P.I.E., toll-free, at 1-866-546-1402. The agency also has travel/ study program opportunities available for American high school students as well as possibilities for community volunteers to assist and work with area host families, students and schools.

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The local crops are not looking so good. Rain is needed in all local counties and farmers are praying for precipitation.

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Missouri Public Service commission Warns of New Scam in the Area The Missouri Public Service Commission today warned of a scam promising utility payments that has targeted thousands of customers nationwide, including some in our state. According to reports, consumers have been contacted in person and through fliers, social media, by phone and text messages with claims that President Obama is providing credits or applying payments to utility bills through a new federal program. To receive the money, scammers claim they need the consumers’ Social Security and bank routing numbers. In return, customers are given a phony bank routing number that will supposedly pay their utility bills. “People should always take steps to protect their personal information, such as Social Security numbers, credit cards or bank account numbers,” said PSC Chairman Kevin Gunn. “Please keep your personal information private.” Here are a few ways you can prevent identity theft: -- Don’t give out personal information on the phone, through the mail, or on the Internet unless you’ve initiated the contact and are sure you know who you’re dealing with. -- Before you share any personal information, confirm that you are dealing with a legitimate organization. -- Do not disclose your credit card number to an online vendor unless it is encrypted and the site is secure. -- Do not write your Social Security number or telephone number on checks or credit card receipts. For more information, you may contact the Federal Trade Commission at 1-877-438-4338. The Missouri Attorney General’s Office has a Consumer Protection Hotline to help recognize and report identity theft: 1-800-392-8222.

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 - Dollars and Sense. Correspondents needed for the following areas: Clarence, MO, Anabel, MO, New Cambria, MO, Bevier, MO C Y

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Country Living This week I find that my busy summer is starting to slow down. The boys are done with their ball games. Memphis has one more tournament for the summer. The end of year pool party the Baseball Association has for all the players, their families, and the coaches was held this past week. We had a turnout of 100 to 150 people I’d guess. The kids are now looking forward to the Homecoming. I told them not to wish too hard because that marks the end of summer and soon afterward school will be starting. They said they didn’t care. Am I to believe that they are ready for school to start? Do they miss their friends? For now, these questions might have an answer of YES, but soon after school starts they will be tired of going to bed early, getting up early, doing homework and book reports. We are trying to get in as many fun events as we can before school starts. My niece, age 3 and nephew, age 4 have come to visit for three days from Paris, MO. It is always so much fun when they come to visit. Yesterday, we took them to the pool at Macon. All the kids had a ball. I too was a frequent flyer of the Macon Pool when I was a kid. My cousin and I would get a ride with her older sister and her mom would come pick us up on her way home from work. Back then the pool was open more hours during the day than they are now. We would meet our friends that showed up on a regular basis and have fun all day. Can you imagine? No T.V., no video games, no cell phones. How on earth did we manage? Kids today would have a stroke!

Although, from what I seen yesterday so would their parents. I know cell phones are very convenient and everyone has one these days. Does anyone remember what life was like before we had cell phones and before everyone was available at our fingertips? Don’t get me wrong, I use my cell phone on a regular basis. I also think we need to stop and think about good old fashioned common courtesy. I think it is so rude for people that are holding a face to face conversation and as soon as the phone rings they answer it. It one thing to say, “I’m expecting and important phone call and I need to answer it so please excuse me when I do”. No, basically you just said that anyone else who calls me is more interesting than you, so I would rather talk to them. Another thing involving cell phones that is leading to the demise of the family unit is that parents would rather talk on their phones than talk to their kids. I see this all the time. Kids are left with no one talking to them while their parents only pay attention to them long enough to yell at them or correct them in some form. Children want attention from their parents even if it’s negative. So the next time you find yourself doing this try to remember that they are not going to be kids forever. This is how they are growing up, which means, they are probably going to do the same thing to your grandkids. Common courtesy may have disappeared with common sense. I guess only time will tell. Try to enjoy your kids for what little summer we have left. That’s life in the Country.

Am I to believe that they are ready for school to start? Do they miss their friends? For now, these questions might have an answer of YES, but soon after school starts they will be tired of going to bed early, getting up early, doing homework and book reports.

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COMMUNITY NEWS 103 Year Old Jailhouse At The End Of Its Life

Clarence Chronicles by Katie Rufener Macon County Sheriff’s Office and the Macon Chamber of Commerce hosted an open house of the Macon County Jail on July 17th. A BBQ dinner was provided on the lawn and tours of the jail house were given to the public. The Macon County jail opened in 1909 and is believed to be the third oldest operating jail in Missouri. The facility shows many signs of aging from walls separating from the floors to bricks and mortar crumbling on the outside. “The jail has been in service for 103 years and has come to the end of its life” states Sheriff Dawson. The 103 year old jail houses 28 inmate beds. There are four full time jailers to ensure the security of the inmates and monitor the activities as well as prepare the inmate meals three times a day. For Macon County to get a new facility it may require a bond issue or a sales tax increase. Macon County residents were able to see the condition first hand and understand the safety concerns for the inmates and for the department employees that work there daily. Other sponsors of the open house include Greg Bergland Company, Scotty’s Auction Service, The Winkie Law Firm and the Church of the Open Door. For more information regarding the Macon County Sheriff’s Department you may call (660)3852062.

Macon County OATS Volunteer Support Committee Meeting The Macon County OATS Volunteer Support Committee met Monday, July 16, at 10:00a.m. in the hospitality center of the Macon United Methodist Church. The meeting was called to order by Chairperson, Mary Clark, followed by the pledge of allegiance to the flag. Roll call was taken by Secretary, Kathy Vivian; there were 11 volunteers present, as well as Steven Russon, OATS driver. Kathy read the minutes

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of the June 18 meeting. The minutes were approved. Steven Russon announced that new rates for OATS routes are effective as of July1. A rate increase for the Mon. - Thurs. OATS Taxi Service, sponsored by the Macon Chamber of Commerce will be effective beginning Aug. 1. Old Business - Money was collected to purchase a brick for the Samaritan Hospital Healing Garden. The trip to the Missouri State Fair was discussed; the OATS bus will leave Macon about 8:00 a.m. on Thurs., Aug. 9, and return about 6:00 p.m. There is also a trip planned to attend Heritage Days in Jamesport on Sat., Sept. 22. Anyone interested in going on these trips may contact Norma Benson at 660-3857734. All OATS trips are open to the public; all OATS buses are handicapped accessible. New Business - Norvell Lyons was appointed to fill a vacancy on the volunteer committee. The OATS Northeast Region will be moving into the new facility at 3006 Jim’s Road by August 1. The monthly OATS meetings will be held there, beginning with the August meeting. A nominating committee will be appointed at the August meeting to select officers and committee members for the October election. Mary announced that the next meeting will be August 20, at 10:00 a.m. in the new OATS facility. The meeting was adjourned. The volunteers toured the Macon County Historical Museum after the meeting. All OATS meetings are open to the public. Anyone needing a ride to the meeting may call 800-654-6287 by 3:00 p.m., Fri., August 17.

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This week has been a hot one and we thought that we were going to get a break. It started off being in the 90’s and then today it went back up to the 100’s. It is sure not a good time for the farmers, because the crops are drying out and dying. The Clarence Christian Church has a new preacher, Bro. Dan Hogan and his wife Kathy moved here Monday and has done his first morning message this past Sunday. We want to say Welcome and hope that you all feel at home here. The Clarence Horseshoe Club will be having league night on Friday, July 27th at 5:30 pm in the North Park and a meeting to follow. All members are encouraged to come as the club will be making plans for the next event. Anyone interested in more information about the club, please feel free to up any time after 5:30 pm or call (660)346-8808. Jim and Kay Johnston had dinner at the home of Wade and Kathy Liebhart over the weekend. Also visiting was Sheldon, Michelle, Mercedzes and Clayton Harpster from Florida, Nekoda, Mary and Emmie Greenwood, Clarence, Eric & Patty Greenwood, Anabel and Tatum, Brylie & Kinley Watkins of Bevier.

The Clarence Fire Department has now upgraded their radios to Narrow Band. This is a requirement that was placed in effect after 911. Thanks to all the volunteers that take the time away from the families to help others. The Clarence Historical Society will be starting their bake sales again in August. Be sure and stop by as all the proceeds help keep the history of Clarence alive. Memberships are only $10 a year and everyone is encouraged to join. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO: Marjorie Rufener –July 18th Stephanie Holder- July 18th Dehner Jones- July 19th Kayla Harvey- July 19th Tom Ellyson- July 19th Jerry Tritt- July 21st Neal Vanhouten- July 22nd Cheresa stelle- July 25th Mary Evelyn Timbrook- July 25th Pam Mettes-July 25th HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO: M/M Neal VanHouten – 48 years M/M Scott Balance- 15 Years If you have news from the Clarence areaplease call Katie Rufener 660-676-1538 or e-mail me at Katie_dogs@hotmail. com.

DANI’S TUPPENCE

Suburbia meets Country DANI EVANS dani.evans33@yahoo. com I left Missouri for the final time in May 1999 to become a United States Marine. At the time, I planned on returning, however, God had other plans. My Joshua is going to be raised in this city barring a neon sign from the Lord telling us to move again. At first, I panicked at the thought of raising him so detached from the land! However, like every good stubborn country girl I began to look for alternative ways to teach him that suburbia is a layer removed from real. Milk. There is a county employee by the name of Bessy where we live, as the name might suggest, she is a cow. Kids from all ages in this county go to meet her and milk her. There is a tour guide that shows them how and explains the entire process of getting milk from Bessy to our refrigerator! Fruits and Veg. There are local farmers that open their farms to us “city” folk for picking at harvest time. I can show Joshua where the food comes from that he sees in the produce department. We are members of the Coop which supports these local farmers and get a box of produce a week from them. Joshua and I are going to freeze any extra for the winter. All this will show him that there are ways not to use a grocery store just like Grandpa showed me. Our Backyard. My husband and I are putting in a bird feeder, squirrel feeder and baby veggie patch so that Joshua can experience first hand caring for animals and plants. So the animals are wild but he will help me fill the feeders and that is one

part of farming. County Stables. There are county stables where I take Joshua monthly to ride a pony. They also have a day camp where he can learn to care for a horse and clean out a stall. When I’m not 8 months pregnant we are going to do that day camp. It is subsidized by the county so it doesn’t cost an arm and a leg, a huge plus for a single income family. Hunting Grounds. When Joshua is old enough there is a bird hunting grounds near by where we can rent a bird dog and hunt birds together. There is a cleaning station for preparing the birds to take home. I was telling him all about this future adventure. I explained the long gun we would use to hunt the birds and then we would clean them and eat them. Let’s fast forward a month to Easter Morning. We were walking into church explaining to Joshua how amazing church was going to be. We told him there would be an Easter Egg hunt afterwards. He stopped dead in his tracks and threw his arms out to the side, “We must return home and get our long gun so we can shoot them and clean them and eat them.” We had to wait a moment before entering church to stop laughing. I explained that Easter eggs were a little more compliant than birds when it came to coming home with us so we would not require the services of the long gun on this hunt.This is proof positive that just because a country girl seems to cut her roots, in fact she does not; they are hidden in her heart. They had to lie dormant for a while but as a mother in suburbia, I’ve found them again. Joshua will know both. Suburbia is meeting country. C Y

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COMMUNITY NEWS NORTH MISSOURI CHAPTER 228 AMERICAN LEGION RIDERS ATTEND STATE CONVENTION

Patrol Reminds Motorists: Avoid Driving Into Smoke According to the U.S. Drought Monitor Report released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture this month, 93 percent of Missouri is experiencing severe to extreme drought conditions. Unfortunately, these extremely dry conditions have heightened the danger of fire throughout Missouri. Missouri firefighters have already worked numerous fires along our roadways. Colonel Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, cautions Missouri drivers to avoid driving in areas where smoke from these fires affects visibility. When smoke affects visibility on a roadway, drivers must exercise extreme caution. The best decision is not to drive in smoke. If you must drive under these conditions, there are actions that drivers should take to protect themselves and their passengers. • Slow down! Don’t over drive your sight distance. • Turn on your low-beam headlights. • If the smoke becomes so thick that you cannot see well enough to keep driving, pull all the way off the pavement, stop, and turn on your emergency flashers. • The space between your vehicle and the roadway should be sufficient so that you can safely exit the vehicle without obstructing traffic. • Report the hazard to the nearest Missouri State Highway Patrol troop headquarters or local law enforcement, so that steps can be taken to warn other drivers about the hazard. The Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Emergency Report number is 1-800-525-5555 or *55 on a cellular phone. You may also notify local law enforcement by calling 9-1-1. For further information please contact:Capt. J. Tim Hull (573) 526-6115

Civil War In Missouri Exhibit Members of the North Missouri Chapter 228 American Legion Riders attended their state convention July 14, 2012 at the Capital Plaza Hotel in Jefferson City. Chapter 228 was presented two metal signs from the Brunswick Budweiser Distributing Company for the American Legion Legacy Scholarship Fund raffle, at the convention. LEFT TO RIGHT: Chapter 228 members holding the donated signs; Robert Maddox-Callao New Cambria Post 360 Commander, Richard Jackson-Bucklin Squadron 57 Sons of The American Legion, and Terry Smith-Past Director Milan Chapter 228 Riders.

Kirksville Tourism, in partnership with Missouri History Museum and Missouri Humanities Council, is proud to present “A State Divided: The Civil War in Missouri,” an exhibit on display at the Kirksville Arts Association July 22 through September 4, 2012. This exhibit takes a closer look at the Civil War and its effects on Missouri. Free interactive workshops and lunch and learns will take place during the display and require only an RSVP to participate. A full schedule of activities can be found at www.visitkirksville.com/ civil-war.

Macon Police Department Report La Plata FFA Members Attend On 07/08/12 at approximately 2:00pm, Macon Police Department Officers responded to a report of a theft of motor fuel from a business in the 1700 block of North Missouri Street. Upon arrival, an employee reported a white male subject driving a silver Ford Focus pumped approximately $38.00 of gasoline and then left the area without paying for the fuel. Police officers attempted to locate the suspect vehicle with negative results. This case remains under investigation. On 07/09/12 at approximately 5:45pm, victim reported to the Macon Police Department a theft had occurred in the 500 block of Heade Street. The victim reported items were stolen from their property including two fishing rod & reels valued at approximately $30.00. The items were

taken between the dates of 07/02 and 07/08/12. This case remains under investigation at this time. On 07/14/12 at approximately 3:10pm, a victim reported to Macon Police Department that their prescription medication was stolen. The victim reported the theft occurred sometime during the day of 07/13/12 after the victim left their medication in a friend’s vehicle. This case remains under investigation at this time. On 07/14/12 at approximately 2:00pm, an employee of a local business reported to Macon Police Department they had a shoplifting suspect in custody. A Macon Police Officer responded to the call. Upon arrival, it was reported a black female attempted to leave the store without paying for multiple items of merchandise

with an approximately value of $105.00. The black female reportedly left the business where store management approached her and asked her to return to the store. The 26-year old black female was placed under arrest for stealing and was later taken to the Macon Police Department for processing prior to being released on summons pending a municipal court date. On 07/15/12 at approximately 3:15pm, an employee of a local business reported theft of motor fuel had just occurred in the 800 block of South Missouri Street. It was reported a white male driving a black car pumped approximately $20.00 in gasoline. The male then entered the store, purchased an item and then left the area without paying for the gasoline. A

Leadership Camp Rising Sun Four members from the La Plata FFA Chapter learned first hand about opportunities through the FFA by attending the State FFA Leadership Camp from July 9-13, 2012. The camp sponsored by the Missouri FFA Association was held at Camp Rising Sun located within the Lake of the Ozarks State Park.

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their communication and personal skills. The National FFA Organization makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.

Dry Conditions & Cigarette Butts Are A Volatile Mixture Colonel Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, reminds motorists that discarding a cigarette while driving can be extremely hazardous. Missouri is experiencing historically dry conditions

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due to the lack of rain. A cigarette butt coming into contact with even the smallest amount of the extremely dry grass throughout the state quickly can become a dangerous fire. Discarding a cigarette butt is considered littering, which is a Class A misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of up to $1,000 and/or up to one year in jail. Discarded cigarette butts leading to a fire may result in further criminal charges being filed. Missouri firefighters have already worked numerous fires throughout the state. Many acres of

land and several structures have been lost. With little relief in sight, everyone is urged to take every precaution to protect our state from additional risk of fire. “Missourians are encouraged to remain vigilant regarding the dry conditions we are experiencing,” said Colonel Replogle. “Keep safety in mind and think ahead. Your actions could have devastating consequences.” For further information please contact: Capt. J. Tim Hull (573) 526-6115

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COMMUNITY NEWS Keeping Children Sun-Safe This Summer and All Year Long - The Skin Cancer Foundation Offers Sun Safety Tips for Kids

Obituaries Ward Quincy Harrington Ward Quincy Harrington, age 90, died July 15, 2012. Ward was born on June 13, 1922, as his home north of Atlanta, to Quincy Harrington and Sallie Ethel Edwards Harrington. He graduated from Atlanta High School and attended Kirksville State Teachers College, then transferred to the University of Missouri in Columbia in the College of Agriculture. He graduated in 1947 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture and later received a Master of Education degree from the University of Missouri in Columbia in 1968. He married Edith Wiggans on August 31, 1947, in Atlanta. Survivors include his wife and two daughters and their spouses: Mary Margaret and Richard Downey and Ruth Marie and Joe Hughes. Also surviving are 7 grandchildren and 13 greatgrandchildren. Ward is also survived by his brothers Burch Harrington of Chillicothe and Roy Harrington of Moline, IL. He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Fern Harrington Miles and Helen Harrington Spees. Funeral services were Wednesday, July 18, 2013 at the Greening-Egan-Hayes Funeral Home in Macon with Bro. Jim Bolin officiating. Burial was in Hill crest Memorial Gardens in Macon. Memorials may be made to the Macon Area Career Center Harrington Scholarship.

LIONS CLUB DONATES TO MACON JR. ACHIEVEMENT CLUB Pictured are children playing at the Jackson Street Park Pool

With summer under way, children will spend more time outdoors, in backyards and at parks, summer camps, beaches and other vacation destinations. So, it is important to remember that exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet radiation (UVR) is strongly linked to all forms of skin cancer. Luckily, with good sun safety habits including proper clothing and sunscreen, children can enjoy all sorts of outdoor activities without risking their health. “By teaching your children to incorporate sun protection into their daily routine, you’ll significantly lower their risk of developing skin cancer as an adult,� says Perry Robins, MD, President of The Skin Cancer Foundation. Help children stay safe in the sun with the following tips from The Skin Cancer Foundation: Seek the Shade:

Remind kids to play in shaded areas in order to limit UV exposure. Check with camps to see if there are adequate places for campers to seek shade during outdoor activities taking place between 10 AM and 4 PM, when UV rays are most intense. Avoid Tanning: Tweens and teens may be tempted to “lay out� or visit tanning salons. But there is no such thing as a safe, healthy or protective tan, because tanning itself is caused by DNA damage to the skin. One or more blistering sunburns in childhood or adolescence more than doubles a person’s chances of developing potentially deadly melanomas later in life. Cover up with Clothing: Consider dressing them in swim shirts or rash guards while in the water at the pool or beach. Protect the face, neck and eyes with broad-brimmed hats and UV-blocking sunglasses.

Use Sunscreen: For everyday use, look for broad spectrum (UVA/ UVB) sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher. If your child will be spending extended time outdoors, use a water-resistant, broad spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher. Apply 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) of sunscreen to your child’s entire body 30 minutes before going outside. Assist children in reapplying sunscreen every two hours and after swimming or playing sports, because water and sweat wash sunscreen away. If your children apply their own sunscreen, remind them to cover easy-to-miss spots, such as the backs of ears and neck, as well as the tops of feet and hands. Keep newborns out of the sun. Sunscreens should be used on babies over the age of six months. Practice What You Preach: Incorporate these tips into your own

lifestyle. You’ll not only set a good example, but you’ll reduce your risk of skin cancer, sun damage and skin aging. More detailed suggestions and recommendations are available in the 2012 Skin Cancer Foundation Journal article, “Repelling the Rays When Kids Play,� available at www. skincancer.org/journal. Additionally, The Skin Cancer Foundation recently debuted Sun Smart U, an interactive education program that teaches students in grades six through twelve how to make sun-safe choices that are vital in preventing skin cancer. The program highlights the importance of following a proper sun protection regimen and the dangers of tanning through the real-life story of a young woman with Stage III melanoma. To download the free curriculum, please visit www.skincancer.org/

On June 27, John Larrick, and Makala Grahlman made a presentation regarding the Macon Jr. Achievement Club. The club has been invited to Washington DC in order to compete for the title of “Business of the Year�. Chuck Koopman is shown representing the Macon Lions club donating $250.00 in support of the trip.

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COMMUNITY NEWS CELEBRATING 1ST BIRTHDAY

Echternacht Receives $500 Scholarship from Mark Twain Rural Telephone Company

Chase Michael Cook celebrated his 1st Birthday on Saturday, July 21, 2012. Chase is the son of Mike & Kara Cook of Callao. He has one sister, Hannah and two brothers, Shane and Jake. He is the grandson of Rick & Joyce Roberts of Callao, Pat Cook and the late George Cook, His great grandparents are Rowland and Jayne Roberts of Callao.

Advertising on Craigslist Leads to Arrest On July 16, 2012 deputies responded to the 34000 block of Marshal Rd, in Excello to a report of multiple burglaries. Upon arrival deputies found five horse saddles and a chainsaw had been stolen from the residence. The theft totaled over $3300.00. Deputies collected evidence from the scene. On July 17, 2012 the victims noticed a posting on Craigslist advertising several saddles for sale

matching the description of their stolen property. The victims then recontacted the Macon County Sheriff’s Office, at which time deputies conducted an undercover operation to purchase the items. When the suspect met with deputies at the Moberly Wal-Mart to complete the sale Randall L. Perkins age 33 of Kirksville was arrested for 2 counts of Burglary 2nd degree {RsMO 569.130 Felony C},, 1

Mark Twain Rural Telephone Company has awarded a $500.00 College Scholarship to North Shelby High School graduate, Rachel Echternacht. Rachel and her parents, Paul and Leslie Echternacht, reside near Leonard, MO. In the fall, Rachel plans to attend Truman State University in Kirskville and major in Business. The students who applied for this scholarship showed excellence in all areas, including grade point average, honors and awards, community service, and future plans

to return to their rural areas after graduation. Recognizing the disparities between rural and urban access to higher education, Mark Twain wants to help further higher education among rural youth. This college scholarship is intended to offer young people from rural areas an opportunity to receive such an education. Numerous studies reveal that rural students are consistently disadvantaged in postsecondary aspiration and enrollments when compared to students in urban and suburban areas.

Rural Americans are more likely to cite financial difficulties as one of their major impediments to attending college than any other group. It is a goal of Mark Twain to ease such challenges. Mark Twain is interested not only in the statistics on college attendance by rural Americans, but also by the need for those who attend college to take their higher education back to their rural communities. Pictured is Rachel with Bill Rohde, General Manager presenting her check

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count of Stealing over $500 {RsMO 570.030 Felony C}, and 1 count of Stealing under $500 {RsMO 570.030 Misd A},. Perkins was transported to the Macon County Jail for processing, and remains in custody unable to post the required $9000 bond. The Macon County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Moberly Police Department. For further information contact: Sheriff Robert Dawson 660-385-2062

The parents of Barbara Jayde Linear and Ethan Michael Mills would like to announce the marriage of their children on July 28, 2012 at 6:00 pm at the Roundhouse in Macon followed by a reception at the Elks Lodge in downtown Macon. Jayde is the 2011 graduate of Macon High School she is employed at Prenger Foods and a part time student at MACC. Ethan is a 2009 graduate of Bevier High School and a full time student at MACC. All friends and family are welcome to attend.

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