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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

City Council Cuts Police Force

Dot Knoebel O’Fallon, Missouri LHS PREPARING FOR FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL School is here! The La Plata R-II District would like to remind students of some important dates coming up for entering the ‘Dawg House. If you are going to be a new student to the district, please stop by the school on August 9th to enroll in classes. Seventh grade students should attend the orientation to pick up their schedules and to become acquainted with the high school. All students (elementary and high school) are encouraged to attend the Open House on August 20th to meet and greet your teachers for the new school year. New Student Orientation - August 9th, 8:00 a.m. to Noon Seniors - August 14th, 8:00 a.m. to Noon Juniors - August 14th, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Sophomores, August 15th, 8:00 a.m. to Noon Freshman, August 15th, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. 8th Grade Orientation, August 16th, 8:00 a.m. to Noon 7th Grade Orientation, August 16th, 1:00 p.m. and August 20th, 5:00 p.m. Open House - (Elementary and High School) August 20th, 5:00 p.m. First Day of School, August 22nd, 8:05 a.m.

Residents of La Plata attended the city council meeting on July 24 to voice their concerns regarding cutting police staff. No one spoke in favor of cutting the police officers hours.

City of La Plata Regular Session 07/24/2012 Present: Mayor Charles Thompson, Alderman Bill Adams, Alderman Dennis Jones, Alderman Sean Herron, Alderman Trent Perry, City Administrator Dickie Brown and City Clerk Bobbie Jacques. Also Present: Robert Johnson, Beverly Billings, Sara Beth Fouch, Darrell Fouch, Linda Mansfield, Charles Allen, Jerry Thomas, Grant Roberts, Larry

Leibundguth, Gail Brown, April Franke, Kathy East, Stan East Jr., Dustin Sawyer, Lois Bragg, David Christy, Lou Berrey, Tabitha Sawyer, Ginger Henley, Karen Phipps, Ray Phipps, Greg Williams, Abbie Lene, Randy Lene and Randy Bunch. Mayor Thompson declared a quorum present and called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. at the Silver Rails Event Center. Charles Allen gave

called for a motion to approve the original budget submitted or the revised budget that was submitted July 24, 2012. Alderman Adams made a motion and seconded by Alderman Herron to approve the revised budget submitted July 24, 2012 with a review in 5 months. The vote as follows: Alderman Perry – nay, Alderman Adams – aye, Alderman Jones – aye, Alderman Herron – aye. The motion carried.

BARTON DAVISON REMEMBERS THE 1936 DROUGHT

WIGGANS AND ERWIN GRADUATE FROM MU The University of Missouri recently announced their Spring Semester 2012 Graduation list. Those graduating were: Katelyn Paige Wiggans, Atlanta, Bachelor of Health Science, Health ScienceBHS, Minor, Psychology-MI, Minor, Sociology-MI, Certificate, Multicultural Studies-CRT, Magna Cum Laude and; Stacy Diane Erwin, Brashear, Bachelor of Arts, Art-BA.

the invocation. Veolia Contract: The Veolia Contract item was postponed until August 14, 2012. Visitors Comments: Mayor Charles Thompson recognized several citizens in attendance. The consensus of those in attendance was not to cut the police officers hours. No one in attendance spoke in favor of cutting the police officers hours. Mayor Charles Thompson

by Barton Davison It was 1936 and I was eight years old. We lived on a farm about five miles north of La Plata, up off the Bear Creek bottom. My father was a farmer and our family depended on our crops and livestock for our livelihood. My mother raised a lot of chickens and we ate a lot of eggs. We raised cattle, which provided meat for our family.

We would sell cream from our milk cows in town to buy groceries. We also had a large vegetable garden. That summer was very hot and dry. The temperatures were running 105 degrees on average, but some days were up to 110 degrees. My family kept track of the temperatures by using a thermometer from a chicken incubator. There were no fans and no air conditioning. We didn’t

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even get electricity until 1949. I remember sleeping outside on a blanket because of the heat. If I got scared in the night, I would grab on to my mother’s nightgown. There was not much to do because of the heat and dry conditions, and I can remember my father would lay out in the yard under a tree on a cot to keep cool. We did not cook much because you had to use wood in the stove, and it made the house so miserable hot. Everything was drying up and the pastures had no grass, so every morning my father and I would go out and cut oak trees down so the cows could eat the leaves. We later read in an agricultural article that oak leaves would kill cows, but it didn’t kill our cows! We had a shallow pond and one day I went to check on it. There was only about a foot of water in the bottom of the pond with dead fish cov-

ering the dry banks. My father hired two neighbor boys to help him dig a well at Bear Creek. We had enough water for our family from the well at the house, but we needed water for the livestock. I remember watching my Dad standing up on top of the hay wagon, pushing a long pipe down into the ground. They worked most of the day, using a three quarter auger pipe to dig the large hole. As they got down deeper, they used one-by-twelve’s and tree limbs to hold out the sides. I don’t think they ever got down to water, but about dark it started to rain and that was the end of the drought. The next day the creeks were flooded! 1934 had been a drought year and 1935 was a very wet year. Pretty well everyone lost their crops to the drought of 1936. Fortunately for us, we had crops on Bear Creek bottom that were not lost.

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LOCAL NEWS LA PLATA FFA TO HOST BUILDING DEDICATION AND RIBBON CUTTING

According to the new La Plata FFA Advisor, Jessy Reuterdahl, the La Plata FFA will be hosting a Building Dedication and Ribbon Cutting on Thursday, August 16th beginning at 6:00 p.m. with refreshments to follow.

Can You Guess This Young One? Give us a call at the office or email your guesses to lpnews@marktwain.net Be Fair Now.... Family Doesn’t Count!

Stump Your Friends Last weeks photo had a couple guesses. Jo Harrison had the correct guess with Gail Clarkson. Others guessing correctly were Judy Williams and Ralph Johnson. Jo wins a $5.00 Gift Certificate to the Choo Choo Cafe at the La Plata Pharmacy! If you have pictures of old time memories, whether it be people, landmarks, etc. we’d love to have them.

RON GILLETT for 6th District State Representative

Let’s Send A Proven Leader To Jefferson City 32 years business management experience

Board member Missouri MASTERS (Missouri State Highway Patrol) Board member Moberly Area Community College Foundation Board member Moberly Public School Foundation

‘Back-to-School’ Savings Available In Missouri During Sales Tax Holiday August 3 marks the beginning of Missouri’s 9th annual “Back-to-School” Sales Tax Holiday - a time for shoppers in Missouri to save money on computers, clothes and school supplies. By state law, the sales tax holiday begins on the first Friday in August and continues through the following Sunday. This year, the three-day holiday begins at midnight on Friday, Aug. 3, and runs through Sunday, Aug. 5. During this time period, the state’s 4.225 percent sales tax will not be assessed on certain purchases made in Missouri. Local governments can participate in the holiday and increase the savings for shoppers, or opt out of the holiday and maintain local tax revenue during the holiday. “If you need a computer, school supplies or clothes, now would be a good time to begin planning to buy these items during the sales tax holiday,” said Alana M. Barragán-Scott, director of the Missouri Department of Revenue. “Saving more than 4 percent is significant, especially on more expensive items like computers.” The Department has produced a short video that gives a general introduction to the holiday. It can be viewed at http:// youtu.be/__sHrbZxFhc. “Out-of-state residents can save just as much as Missourians,” BarragánScott said. “The key is that the purchase has to be made in Missouri between Aug. 3rd and 5th. I encourage our neighbors from Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Oklahoma and the other border states to come to Missouri and save money on school supplies, clothes, personal computers and other items while they shop here.” The state sales tax will not be charged on the following items during the holiday: *Clothing that does not have a value of more than $100. Eligible clothing includes standard items of apparel worn on or about the body, and includes footwear. It also includes material to make school uniforms or other school clothing. It does NOT include accessories such as watches, jewelry, handbags, handkerchiefs, umbrellas, scarves, ties, headbands and belt buckles. *School supplies, not exceeding $50

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Board member Area Economic Development Corp President/board member numerous community youth leagues

RON GILLETT AUGUST 7 ON THE REPUBLICAN BALLOT Paid for by Friends of Ron Gillett, Chris Shoemaker, Treasurer

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per purchase, that are used in a standard classroom for educational purposes. School supplies include textbooks, notebooks, paper, pens, pencils, crayons, art supplies, rulers, book bags, backpacks, handheld calculators, chalk, maps and globes. School supplies do NOT include CD players, headphones, sporting equipment, portable telephones, copiers or other office equipment. *Personal computers that don’t cost more than $3,500 and computer peripheral devices that don’t exceed $3,500. A personal computer can be a laptop, desktop or tower computer system which consists of a central processing unit, random access memory, a storage drive, display monitor, keyboard and other related devices. Peripheral devices include items such as a disk drive, memory module, CD drive, microphone, modem, motherboard, mouse, speakers, printer, scanner, sound card or video card. Computer software is considered a school supply and is free from sales tax if its value is less than $350. Although anyone making qualified purchases does not have to be a student to benefit from the holiday, the sales tax exemption event is commonly referred to as the Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday because it occurs near the beginning of the traditional school year for most students. Barragán-Scott also noted that while the state’s temporary waiver of Missouri’s sales tax will apply statewide, the savings for consumers will be higher in many Missouri cities and counties. A total of 166 cities, 49 counties and 71 special districts have chosen not to participate in the holiday. Some of those are Shelbina, Marceline, Moberly, North Kansas City, Osage Beach, Palmyra, Paris, Sedalia, Kingdom City, Jefferson City, Green City, Columbia, Chillicothe, Fayette and Fulton. A list of the local governments that have opted out of the holidayand the answers to frequently asked questions about the holiday can be accessed at http://dor.mo.gov/tax/ business/sales/taxholiday/school/. Other questions can be directed to salesuse@ dor.mo.gov or (573) 751-2836.

Dickie Brown, City Administrator On July 24th, the Board of Aldermen approved the city’s 3.2 million dollar, 2012-2013 operating budget. Missouri state law requires the city to pre-

pare a balanced budget that includes estimated revenues, expenditures, and the community’s debts. The initial budgeting phase is a review of previous data, economic predictions, and community centered observations. Factors that must be considered are fluctuating and/or raising costs of everyday goods and services. Finalizing the budget proposal was an orderly undertaking with careful consideration focused on how the cost of fuel, employees’ compensation, equipment repair/maintenance, material (gravel, asphalt, lumber, paint),

critical emergency repair supplies (electric, water/ sewer), and other operational costs would affect the city’s overall expenses. Historically, small increases have been covered by periodic budget adjustments with no adverse impact on the citizens of the community. This type of budgeting is getting more and more difficult with stagnant revenues and growing expenses. City Hall is committed to the watchful management of the citizens’ tax dollars and the continuous movement toward community improvements.

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LOCAL NEWS Hagar Farm & Auto Employee Charged With Stealing On July 27, 2012 at approximately 11:33 a.m. the La Plata Police Department received a complaint of employee theft from Hagar Farm and Auto. An investigation was immediately initiated and it was discovered that an employee was having checks issued directly to himself for labor performed during business hours and while acting as an employee and for parts charged to the business. The employee also attempted to cash checks issued to the business on prior occasions, but was

unsuccessful in those attempts due to the knowledgeable staff at local businesses. On July 27, 2012 at approximately 1:13 p.m. Hagar Farm and Auto employee David Alan Potter was arrested by a member of the La Plata Police Department and transported to the La Plata Police Department where he was booked and released on summonses for two (2) counts of stealing with a return court date of September 18, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at the La Plata Municipal Court.

Senator Brian Munzlinger Encourages Use of Special Program Relating to Drought State Sen. Brian Munzlinger, R-Williamstown, announced, that a costsharing program under the state’s Soil and Water Districts Commission is available to farmers. “Thanks to the governor’s executive order, the application process for the state’s cost-share program will be sped up, which is critically important for our farmers,” Sen. Munzlinger said. “Production has been severely affected by this prolonged drought, and farmers are suffering. Now, farmers can receive financial assistance with deepening an existing well or dig a new one, so they can get water to livestock or to crops sooner than usual.” Under this emergency program, 90 percent of the eligible project cost will be covered, with a maximum cost-share award of $20,000. Normal soil and water cost-share pro-

grams provide 75 percent of the project cost, with the landowner covering the remaining 25 percent. Due to the emergency situation of the drought, applications from farmers for this cost-share program must be submitted by Aug. 6, 2012, to either the local soil and water district or online to the state of Missouri at MO.gov. The local soil and water district will act on each application within 72 hours of its receipt. “I want to thank the governor for expediting this crucial process for our farmers and ranchers in Missouri,” Sen. Munzlinger said. “It’s important that we use the funds available to help those in need when a disaster like this drought hits. It may be another week before we see any significant rainfall, so anything that can help in the meantime is greatly appreciated.”

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Elmer Elmer Baptist Church 10:00 am Sunday School 11:00 am Worship Service 6:30 pm Wed. night services Pastor Zach Vicars Elmer Christian Church Brother David Mason 10:00 am Sunday School 11:00 am Morning Service

Millard New Hope Methodist Reformed Church Rev. Jim Maxey 9:15 am Sunday School 10:00 am Sunday Worship 2nd Wed. at 6:30 pm Illinois Bend Community Church Pastor John Davison 332-7779, Highway 3 8:00 am Sun. Breakfast 8:30 am Sunday Worship

La Plata La Plata First Baptist Church

Obituary James Franklin Tipton

Addie Jane Stockham

James Tipton, age 83, of Macon, Missouri passed away Friday (July 27, 2012) at University Hospital in Columbia, Missouri. He was a resident of Loch Haven Nursing Home in Macon, Missouri. James was born on October 2, 1928 in Macon County, Missouri. His parents were the late Thomas Bryan Tipton and Reba (Winn) Tipton. James grew up on the family farm around what used to be known as Kellogg, Missouri. As a young man, James joined the U.S. Army and served from 1950 to 1952 during the Korean War. Upon returning to the United States after the war, he attended mechanics school in Kansas City, Missouri. In 1957 he went to work in Sharon Springs, Kansas as a mechanic and later became the City Electrician for Sharon Springs. He resided in Kansas for ten years. In 1967 he moved back to Macon County where he lived for the rest of his life. He worked for McGraw Edison (Toastmaster) for a number years. On July 21, 1973, James was united in marriage to Lois Jean Easley. She preceded him in death in 1982. James was also preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Bessie Adcock, and a brother, Chuck Tipton. He is survived by two sisters, Opal Harris of Macon, Missouri and Betty Lester of Eugene, Oregon, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Upon the death of his brother-inlaw, Glenn Adcock, in 1962, James became a father figure to his sister’s four young children, Roy, Bryan, Linda and Connie Adcock loved and respected their Uncle James as much as if he were their dad. James was a kind of fun loving man. He was a “collector” by nature. He enjoyed collecting books, records and CD’s of all genres of music, tools, and flashlights to name a few things. During the past year, it gave him much pleasure to donate some of his items that he had collected to the Macon County Historical Society Museum. He was a caring person that was always willing to help others however he could. He loved to joke around with people and make people smile. He was known at Loch Haven for some of his good natured practical jokes that he like to play on the staff. He will be greatly missed by all those that knew and loved him. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday (July 31, 2012) at 10:30 a.m. at Elliott Funeral Home in Atlanta, Missouri with Brother Jim Bolin officiating. Musical selections will be “Old Rugged Cross” and “Peace In The Valley”. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. Tuesday until the time of services at Elliott Funeral Home. Burial with full military rights will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Garden in Macon, Missouri. Casketbearers will be Joseph Wehner, James Wehner, Jeff Wehner, Roy Adcock, Bryan Adcock and Quinton Gordon. Services under the direction of Elliott Funeral Home in Atlanta, Missouri. www.elliottfunerals. com

Addie Jane (Johnson) Stockham met her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, July 25, 2012, in Macon, Missouri after a long life of love, friendship and dedication. Addie Jane was born March 8, 1920 in her grandmother’s house near Anabel, Missouri. She was the oldest child of four children. She enjoyed a farm family upbringing and riding her equestrian pal “Old Billy”. She often commented how she grew up in overalls at her father’s side working in the field. Farming and keeping her three younger brothers in line kept her busy until she found her calling in life…teaching. Her folks supported her by selling a hog every year for Addie Jane to attend the Missouri Teaching College (Truman State University) in Kirksville, Missouri where she earned her bachelor’s and master’s degree in education. After graduation, Addie found herself as a one-room schoolhouse teacher at the startling pay of 30 dollars a month. Addie Jane went on to teach for thirty-four years in various areas of the state. She retired from Holman Elementary School, in St. Louis Missouri in 1974. Addie Jane married her childhood sweet heart, Denver Stockham, in Novelty, Missouri on the 16th of June in 1946. The couple celebrated 48 years of marriage before Denver’s passing in 1994. The pair enjoyed keeping a farm near Atlanta, Missouri, motorcycle riding, annual trips to California and fishing. The couple had one child, Jay Bruce Stockham, of Ashland, Missouri. Addie Jane was a member of the Atlanta Christian Church. Through the church, she was involved in the Lord’s Willing Workers and many community service projects. The Atlanta Homecoming was a highlight in Addie Jane’s year. Even up into her eighties you would find her riding a Missouri mule in the parade. Her love of animals led her to support the National Humane Society and the neighborhood cats. Even up to her death, Addie Jane was an avid Cardinal Baseball fan. She would spend her evenings in the summers watching a game and eating ice cream. Her family will remember her as an independent woman with strong moral convictions and a flair for life. She broke the mold with most women of her day. She held a graduate degree, hated to cook and considered herself a tomboy. However, what she lacked in cooking skills she made up in laughter, creativity and spunk. She will be greatly missed. She is survived by her son and his wife, Jay and Bonita Stockham of Ashland, Missouri; one granddaughter, her husband and their two daughters, Amanda, Joe, Liliana and Marguerite Brown of Columbia, Missouri; and four nieces and their families: Patti Sobolewski of Prescott, Wisconsin; Kathi Van Acker of Atlanta, Georgia ; Kris Chiapete of Racine, Wisconsin; Sue Merten of Burlington, Wisconsin. Addie Jane was preceded in death by her husband, Denver Stockham; her parents Derby and Beulah Johnson; three brothers Belmont Johnson, George Edward Johnson and Don Johnson. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 28, 2012 at the Elliott Funeral Home in Atlanta with Bro. Daniel Brands officiating. Burial was in the Maplewood Cemetery at Clarence. Casketbearers were Dale Brown, Gary Brown, Joe Brown, Jim Wilcox, Walt Smith and Dale Lovland. Online condolences may be made to: www. elliottfunerals.com

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Pastor David Gottman 9:45 am Sunday School 10:40 am Worship Service 6:00 pm Evening Worship Women Rev. Denzil Thomas Mon. 6pm Awana 6:00 pm Sunday Bible Study Office Hours 8:30-4:30 or by (during school year) appointment Lighthouse Assembly 6:00 pm Wed. Bible Study 660-239-4327 of God La Plata Christian Pastors Glen & 10:00 am Sunday School Church Ginger Henley 11:00 am Worship Service Pastor Jeremy Lobdell 9:30 am Sunday School 3:15-5pm Adventure Club 9:30 am Sunday School 10:45 am Worship Service (every Tues. school is in 10:40 am Worship Services Sun. at 6:00 pm full session) 6:00 pm Sun. Eve. Bible Study Wed. Service 6:00 pm 5:30 Tues. Choir Practice La Plata Community 5:30 pm 1st Wed. Presbyterian UM Women Atlanta Reverend John Becker Atlanta Baptist Church 7:00 pm 4th Tues. Contemporary Worship Brother Chance Gless Home Pioneer 4-H 9:30 am Sunday School 9:30 am Sunday School 5:30 pm 2 & 4 Wed. 10:40 am Worship 10:30 am Morning Worship Needle Group 6:00 am Fri. Mens Small Atlanta Christian Church 6:30 pm 4th Wed. Group Movie Night Minister Daniel Brands 9:30 am Sunday School La Plata United 10:20 am Morning Worship Mt. Tabor Baptist Church Methodist 10:00 am Sunday School 5:00 to 6:30 pm Sun. night 214 N Gex St 11:00 am Morning Worship JAM youth 6:30 to 8:00 pm Rev. Denzil Thomas 7:00 pm Sunday & Atlanta United 660-332-4508 Wednesday Methodist Church 8:00 am Worship Service Mt. Zion United (Maine & Atteberry Streets) 12 pm 2nd Wed. UM

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Goldsberry Seventh Day Adventists Pastor Pat Stout 9:30 am Sunday Services

Ethel Ethel Christian Church Minister Ken Mason 9:30 am Sunday School 10:30 am Morning Worship Macon County Larger Parish Ethel Presbyterian Church Pastor Mary Ellen

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Gifford Gifford Christian Church Nathan Peters 9:30 am Sunday School 10:30 am Church Services

Novelty Novelty Christian Church Hwy 156 and 4th St. PO Box 86 Novelty, MO 63460 660-739-4422 Sunday Services 9am - Coffee & Donuts Fellowship 9:30am - Bible School 10:30am - Worship Basket Dinner 1st Sunday following Worship Wednesday 7pm - Mens & Womens Bible Study Minister Paul Milliken

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Blonde But Blunt BY BECKY JEFFCOAT EDITOR/PUBLISHER lpnews@marktwain.net

Thank goodness we got a little rain last week. The weather has been harsh on everything and everyone, hopefully things will begin to cool down and the grass will begin to grow again. We have a new and improved website here at The Home Press. Anyone who has a paper subscription can go to the site at www. maconhomepress.com and fill out the information needed and a password will be sent to you. If you are not a paper subscriber, a one-year sub for the website is $15.00 and it’s well worth it. We are loading information up to the minute as fast as we get it to the site in order to keep you, our readers, up to date on current events, obituaries, sports schedules, meetings and breaking news. Be sure to check out the community calendar as we are listing things going on around the communities and all churches and school information has been loaded. Next week we will be running out first, hopefully one of many, regional papers. The edition of August 8th will be lay’d out with our South edition paper and will be double the size maybe even triple the size, as the “Back To School” section will be included in it as well. And all for the same price of $.50. You can’t beat it! Each month we have one of these planned and I’m looking forward to seeing the finished product. If all goes right, it should be not only one of our best editions yet, but one of the biggest. Even though we will be combining all of our content from the North and South editions, we will also be offering the “combo” subscription rate of $60.00 for a year for both papers if you live in Macon or Adair County. If you live elsewhere the cost will be a little more, but not much. I hope you jump on board with us and take a ride on the Home Press train helping us grow and expand for you, our readers. Its been a long week in the Jeffcoat household and next week will be even longer with the huge edition coming out, but I’m gonna find time to do my dishes sometime. My daughter is moving in next door and we have been trying to get her ready for the move, being pregnant

JEFFCOAT and moving is not a good idea, so she won’t be doing much of the lifting, we are leaving that to the boys. Sooooo…… if you are a “boy” and wanna come over to help lift, please do not hesitate. All are welcome. This week anyway. LOL And I get to use her garage. I’m so excited. No more scraping the ice and snow from my truck. Yippeeee!!! Sara and her boyfriend have been shopping religiously for a washer/ dryer and a refrigerator and they have finally found the appliances that they need to complete the house and get ready for the November delivery. I had forgotten what it was like to pack and move and guess what? She only moved about 100-150 feet to the north. Yup, that’s right, she was living on my left and now she’s on my right. But still a move is a move and I’m hoping for a back massage when its over. I won’t hold my breath, but a girl can dream can’t she? So let’s recap…………. All my kids are working. All my kids have moved out. All my kids are NOT in my refrigerator. All my kids are NOT hoarding and hiding the remote. And all my kids are NOT using my toilet paper. That right there saves me about, hmmm, oh, I’d say about $20 a month, which is $240 a year. Look out Booneville, here I come. Hehe!! But….. I miss them at my feet! Okay, because you are my friends and faithful readers I’m gonna share a little tidbit I found out this recently. Missouri now has a new rain guage, its looks something like this……..(turn it upside down).

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Chesseburger on bun with lettuce, onions, and pickles. french fries, corn, oranges, and milk.

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Goulash, peas, coleslaw, bread and butter, baked apples. amd milk.

Wednesday, August 8 Fried chicken, mashed potatoes with gravy, green beans. banana bread and butter, rice krispie treat, and milk.

Thursday, August 9 Sausage, biscuit and gravy, hash rounds, blackeyed peas, applesauce, cookie, and milk.

Friday, August 10 BBQ pork on a bun, spinach, macaroni salad with peas and cheese, strawberry’s with cake, and milk.

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JUDGE PREWITT DONATES 7 COUNTY FAIR HAMS Judge Philip Prewitt donated 7 hams purchased at the Macon and Shelby County Fairs to the Agape Cafe in Macon. Judge Prewitt said, “I am excited to help support our youth in their 4-H projects and also help the Crossroads Christian Church provide food to the community.” The Agape Cafe is operated by volunteers from the Crossroads Christian Church. It offers free meals on the first and third Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Macon American Legion Hall at 105 South Rollins in Macon. Meals are also delivered to those who are unable to get out and come to the cafe to eat. Tim Worstell, Associate Minister at Crossroads Christian Church, and Lana McQuitty, are shown with Judge Prewitt in the attached pictures accepting the hams on behalf of the organization. Ms. McQuitty said she was very happy to get the hams.

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The Shepherd Calls

Pastor’s Corner

by Dr. H. Wade Paris

I Went to Church Once While I was pastor of my first church following seminary, I persuaded the church to allow me to work one summer. Our first child was on the way; I had college and seminary debts to repay. It would be next to impossible to manage all that on the small salary the church was able to pay me. I got a job as an ironworker— tying steel. I became what is known as a “rodbuster.” It was hot, hard work; but it paid adequately. I would be able to retire my indebtedness and save for the new baby. I did not tell anyone on my new job I was a pastor; but my co-workers soon learned. At lunch one day I found myself being quizzed about church. One of the men said with some gusto, “I went to church once. It didn’t help me.” I have often wondered what he hoped would happen by going to church one time. In many ways, church attendance is like taking medicine. Some medicines are easier to take than others. Most medicine does not give instant relief. In fact, the doctor or pharmacist will often instruct you to continue the medicine even after you begin to

feel better. You seldom feel the medicine working; it just silently heals. One day you realize, “I am better.” I have attended church for many years. I remember only a very few of my pastors’ sermons. However, I do know a little about the Bible and God’s truth so my pastors must have had some effect on my life. Here is what I do remember—I remember my pastors and my Sunday School teachers. They were not perfect, but they were good role models. Most of all, I remember my parents insisting we get up and go to church on Sunday morning when it would have been much easier for all of us to stay home. Years ago my doctor prescribed a medicine for me for high blood pressure. It runs in my family. I asked him how long I would need to take it. He looked at me seriously and said, “For the rest of your life, high blood pressure is not a passing illness.” Admittedly, church attendance is not a perfect antidote for our sin sickness; but it is the best prescription I know. However, one dose or even two or three is not enough. It needs to be a lifelong regimen.

Reminder Macon County Back-To-School Health and Safety Fair Saturday, August 4, 2012 9:00 to 2:00 p.m. Macon County Park Expo Building

Much of the world’s distress today can be credited to people not having enough of what they want or what they need. How many times have fights and wars broken out over land or the resources contained under the land in question. Sometimes it is other resources. Remember the Hatfields and McCoys. That was an infamous feud fought over generations because one stole a pig from the other. How many families have been broken because one family member wanted something another family member wanted. How many of the sibling rivalries began because of a single toy that was not shared? How any of these have gone on so long that neither one can remember what the original cause was? There is one who meets all of our basic needs and we don’t have to fight to get what we need. In a well known story in the Bible, Jesus s teaching about 5000 people on a hillside in a remote area. They have come because they saw Jesus perform many healings and they want more. They are hungry. Jesus has a plan to feed them but he first asks the disciples

PASTOR THOMAS how so many can be fed. They don’t know how to feed all the people. Jesus asks them what food is available. They reply that a boy brought 2 fish and 5 loaves of bread. Jesus took that lunch for a small boy and gave thanks to God for it and then had the disciples pass the food out to the crowd. Everyone go their fill and there were 12 baskets of leftovers. Jesus provides for our needs. He provides more than what we need. He provides enough that we can share with others. Are you willing to trust the=is Jesus, the miracle worker and healer with your life today? Pastor Denzil Thomas Atlanta, Mt. Zion and La Plata United Methodist Churches

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COMMUNITY NEWS

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Atalpal II Meets

Fourteen members of Atalpal II met at the American Legion Hall in La Plata at 4:00 p.m. on July 12, 2012, for their annual picnic. Carol Hays and Peggy Loe were the hostesses. President Sharron Burns led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance to the American Flag and the pledge to the flag of the State of Missouri. The minutes of the June 14th meeting were read and approved. There was no treasurer’s report. Courtesy - Cards were sent to Wanda Sederwall because she had her gallbladder removed and to Lenora Grear when she was in the hospital. Correspondence Sharron mailed everything yesterday to the MEC registering Naomi Larson for the Queen contest. This will be held August 14th during the annual shareholders meeting of the MEC at the Macon Fairgrounds. There will

be interviews in the afternoon, and the judging before the public will be around 6:00 p.m. Old Business - None. New Business - Lenora gave the members her cell phone number. The next meeting will be August 9th with Blanche Meeks as hostess and Betty Forbes as program chair. The hostess had a local establishment fix fried chicken and the members carried in delicious salads, vegetables, and desserts. The hostess also served a variety of drinks. Each member had also brought in a wrapped white elephant and these were used as prizes for the fourteen games of Bingo played. Lenora brought her caramel huskless corn, and members munched munched on that as they played. Everyone agreed that they had a wonderful and “cool” time, as it was around 100 outdoors.

Atlanta Community Club Members of the Atlanta Community Club met July 23rd for their regular monthly meeting. A carryin meal was served at noon, followed by a short business meeting. Regular reports were heard, as well as the annual election of officers and directors. The next meeting will be held on August 27th.

After adjournment, the group spent the afternoon playing cards. Those present were Gene and Donna McClanahan, Allen and Ruth Murphy, Clifford and Virginia Grubbs, Betty Baker, Kathy Baker, Glen Parrish, Lila Wiggans and a guest, Deanna Nichols.

Friends for La Plata Preservation

Friends for La Plata Preservation met July 2, 2012 at 5 p.m. in the La Plata Library. The meeting was called to order by President Gary Smith. Previous minutes were approved. Arlene Bunch gave the treasurer’s report. Cindy Moore will

re-contact Laura Derrick about the doors. Jack Crawford reported that the second truss is out of the building. They are continuing work on the tree stump and exploring the well situation. The Baker Sign company will be painting the sign on the Green Theatre. Members present were Carolyn Craig, Cindy Moore, Arlene Bunch, Gary Smith, Wava Mc Henry, Sharron Burns, Susan Walker and Carl Campbell.

La Plata Lions Club The La Plata Lions Club met July 24, 2012 at the La Plata Baptist Family Life Center at 7 p.m.. Robert Wheeler, President, called the meeting to order. Invocation was given by Gary Clarkson, pledges were led by Duane Turner. Duane Turner and Clyde Burch celebrated birthdays. Enjoying a

delicious meal were Clyde Burch, Sharron and Richard Burns, Donna and Gary Clarkson, Gary Cunningham, Dana and Don Miller, Linda and Gary Pyle, Betty and Marvin Seidt, Gary Smith, Linda and Ed Swinney, Peggy and Duane Turner, Charlotte and Robert Wheeler.

Oklahoma Indians 4-H Club The Oklahoma Indians 4-H club met at the La Plata Baptist Family Life Center at 6pm. The meeting was called to order by Skylar Rhodes. Pledges were led by MaKenzie Beautte. MaKenzie Beautte called roll call. 13 members answered. The minutes were read by MaKenzie Beautte, they were approved. The treasurer’s report was given by Tanner Smith. The dog and horse shows will be held Saturday, July 14, 2012. The Queen contest will be held Sunday, July 15, 2012. The poultry show will be held Tuesday, July 17, 2012. The Adair county 4-H fun day will be held Friday,

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July 13, 2012. Demos were given by Justin Grove on “Camping and Hiking” and by Madison Taylor on “How To Make a Mosiac Box”. Members present were MaKenzie Beautte, Justin Grove, Ben Larson, Skylar Rhodes, Tanner Smith, Trista Smith, Madison Taylor, and Molly West. The next meeting will be held August 7th, 2012, at the La Plata Santa Fe Lake, at 6pm. We will be electing new officers for the 2012-2013 4-H year. We also be handing out awards for the 2011-2012 4-H year. Leaders present were Julie, Sharron, LeAnna, Brenda, Jennifer, and Allen. Guests were Elaine and Olivia Larson.

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Progressive Farmettes At 11:00 a.m. July 22nd the Progressive Farmerettes met at a local restaurant hosted by Elaine Holmes. One guest was present, Ali Hemme. Following the meal, the Pledge to the Flag and the Lord’s Prayer was repeated. Roll call was answered by telling about a favorite pet. Elaine gave a program

about soybeans which were first used 5000 years ago. Everyone was asked their birth month and she gave some facts about each month. Door prize and penny drill winners were Karen and Alma with everyone winning a prize. August 22nd at 11:00 a.m. is tentatively set for Ladies Day Out

Good Thinking Three farmers --- a Texan, A Kansan, and a Missourian all died on the same day. All three men were cremated. The Kansan and the Texan were reduced to ashes in a matter of minutes. The next day, the Missourian was still sitting amid the flames saying: “Another couple of days like this and we’ll have no corn crop at all.” We all joke about the weather; we can’t do such about it. I overheard a man say just the other day: “This is the worst drought I’ve ever seen in my life!” According to weather sources, he’s probably right. Corn crops are twisting and suffering. Lawns are turning brown. Trees and shrubs are withering and dying. Fish and birds and animals are all seeking relief. The high heat and humidity cause health problems for us humans. Every living thing needs water in order to survive and live! Without enough water, everything withers and dies. The worst drought I’ve ever seen? No! The worst drought is the spiritual drought all around us! It affects all of us at one time or another. Jesus Christ is the Water-of-Life! He is the Everlasting Spring that gives life to all! Without Christ, life becomes a desert. The well-springs of productivity dry up; we are no longer able to produce “good fruit.” Life become frustrating and full of stress, leaving a brown taste in our mouth. The hot winds wither our good intentions. We suffer because of our sins, or the sins of others. We feel lost. We feel life-less. We look for some relief. There are some things we can do about a physical drought. We can tap into deep wells of water near us. We can conserve the water we do have.

During a prolonged drought, we cannot save everything; we must choose what is most worthy of saving. Water the trees and shrubs and flowers that we value most. Make sure that the animals in our care have plenty of water to drink; and shelter from the heat. Take the proper precautions to insure our own good health. There are some definite things we can do about the spiritual drought that affects us, and the people around us! FIRST, we can keep in close touch with the Living Water! Daily prayer. Read and study the Holy Scriptures. Say “Grace” at every meal, whether we’re at home or in a restaurant. Gather together regularly with other Christians for Sunday School and Worship. Say only good things about other people. Do all the good we can to every person we can, as God gives us the opportunity. SECONDLY, we can weep over those who do not yet know Christ, or have not yet accepted Him as their Lord and Savior. If we cry over the loss of a favorite tree or shrub, how much more should we weep over the loss of a human soul! THIRDLY, we can make an effort to reach out to those who need the Water-of-Life. We can offer them the same relief from spiritual drought that we have found! We are experiencing the worst drought I’ve ever seen! Physical drought. Spiritual dryness. God, in His good time, will send us rain to refresh the earth. Christ, at all times, is ready to restore us to life as it should be. We all need water; we all need the Living Water! Dr. Don Kuehle United Methodist, Retired Jackson, Missouri

Demolition Derby Crashing & Smashing Macon This Month The 8th Annual Macon County Park’s “Best of the Best” Demolition Derby will be changing things up a bit this year. On Friday night, August 24, 2012 at 7:00 p.m., they will be featuring the Team Heats and Team Consolation and on Saturday night, August 25, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. the Derby will start out with the Full Size cars, Compacts, Trucks and ending the evening and the event with the Team Feature. Gates open at 5:00 p.m. Anyone interested in the Rules & Regulations can contact Rob Baker at 1-515-4625775. On Saturday morning and afternoon, August 25, 2012 the Crossroad Cruisers Car Show and the Automotive Swap Meet will be held in and around the Macon County Expo Center at the Macon County Park. Vendors interested in the Swap Meet can set up between

the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Vendors’ fee for a truck/car and trailer is $25.00, any extra trailer is an additional $20.00. Spots are on a first come, first serve basis. Admission to both events are FREE of charge to the public. Advanced tickets can be purchased up until Thursday, August 23, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. at: The Home Press, Casey’s on Briggs & Missouri Streets, C & R Market, Macon-Atlanta State Bank, Prenger Foods and Sinclair Mini Mart, all in Macon. Advanced ticket prices are $11.00 for Adults; $4.00 for children 5-10 and children under the age of 5 are free. Gate prices are $1.00 more. For more information call 660-385-3742/660651-6516, check our web page at www. maconcountypark. com or our Facebook site at Macon Missouri Demolition Derby.

TOPS TOPS MO#877 La Plata met Tuesday, July 24th at 6:00 p.m. in the La Plata Christian Church fellowship hall with 8 members weighing in. Ginger led the meeting. The group opened with the TOPS and KOPS pledges. Karen C. led the “TOPS Rededication Song”. Roll call was: “Did you journal, did you lose weight, what positive change did you make for the week, did you follow through and what were the results?” The group enjoyed having Gail with them for part of the meeting. Best TOPS loser was Ginger with Barb Y. as runner-up. Best KOPS loser was Barbara G. with Veva as runner-up. The loss results were very good.

The group received tokens of encouragement from Janet. Positive and inspirational quotations and end of the contest goals were posted on the special bulletin board. Ginger gave the program, “Excuses and Obstacles” such as, start tomorrow syndrome, stress eating, exercise (or lack of), snacking and fighting to win. The weekly challenge was to eat on smaller plates and drink no soda pop. The meeting was closed with the “TOPS Goodnight Song”, led by Karen C. Anyone interested in vising or joining TOPS is welcome. Please call Gail at 660-651-3025 for more information.

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COMMUNITY NEWS OATS Office Relocates To Macon

OATS, Inc. is pleased to announce the relocation of their Northeast Region office from Shelbina to Macon effective July 30. The new office is located at 3006 Jim’s Road in Macon. The toll-free number is still 800-654-6287, but the local phone number will be (660) 395-3041. The OATS Northeast Region office oversees 16 counties in Missouri including: Adair, Clark, Knox, Lewis, Lincoln, Macon, Marion, Monroe, Montgomery, Pike, Ralls, Randolph, Schuyler, Scotland, Shelby and Warren.

OATS outgrew their office in Shelbina some time ago and needed additional space for both staff and vehicles. The NE Region now has 12 office staff in offices in Macon, Kirksville and Troy, 103 drivers, 235 volunteers and 122 vehicles. “We will miss the fine folks of Shelbina we have worked with over the past 32 years, but look forward to the amenities Macon offers,” said Sheree Webb, Northeast Missouri Regional Director. “Sitting on the junction of two state highways, 63 and 36,

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means this facility--with a break room, bus wash and maintenance shop--will be accessible to more of our drivers,” said Webb. Funds to build the new Macon facility were provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and could only be used to build a transit facility. “We’re so pleased we were able to obtain funding for a new transit facility for our Northeast Region, said Dorothy Yeager, OATS Executive Director. “ We’re also appreciative of the administration and oversight

provided by the MO Department of Transportation. Their help in assuring compliance with the federal regulations pertaining to ARRA grants has been invaluable,” said Yeager. OATS, Inc. is a private, not-for-profit corporation providing specialized transportation for senior citizens, people with disabilities and the rural general public in 87 Missouri counties. Governed by a 15-member Board of Directors, the organization has a staff of over 750 employees and a fleet of 800 vehicles statewide. The

MoDOT To Allow Overweight Loads Of Silage And Baleage To Feed Missouri Livestock With no end in sight to this year’s record-setting drought and concern that hay shortages might spread, the Missouri Department of Agriculture requested assistance for farmers from the Missouri Department of Transportation. MoDOT announced it will allow heavier than normal loads of corn and other crop silage and baleage to be hauled on selected Missouri highways. Private and for-hire motor carriers may carry up to 10 percent more than their licensed weight, however, the heavier loads are not allowed to use interstate routes or national defense highway routes. Farmers who determine their corn, milo, hay and other crops will not bear a harvest often cut, chop and transform the plants into food for livestock. Overweight permits are not required for these slightly overweight loads. All other traffic and motor carrier regulations that normally apply remain in place. This waiver is in effect between noon, Friday, July 27, 2012 and noon, Friday, August 31, 2012. While the waiver is in effect, participating motor carriers are limited to: A loaded, gross weight no greater than ten percent (10%) above the gross licensed weight of the commercial motor vehicle Transportation only within the State of Missouri Drivers must obey all posted bridge weight

limits When crossing a bridge, the driver must restrict the vehicle speed to no more than thirty miles per hour (30 mph) and must center the truck between two lanes of the bridge. The truck driver must yield to oncoming traffic, and Travel on highways other than Missouri interstate and national defense highways – NO TRAVEL IS ALLOWED ON MISSOURI INTERSTATE HIGHWAYS OR NATIONAL DEFENSE HIGHWAY ROUTES. All travelers are advised to visit the MoDOT Traveler Information Map at www.modot.org for up-to-date road closure information. For questions, call 1-800-877-8499 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Central Time. National defense highways in Missouri include: U.S. 65 – between Interstate 70 and U.S. 60 in Springfield, Mo. U.S. 60 – From U.S. 65 in Springfield to U.S. 63 in Cabool, Mo. U.S. 63 – From U.S. 60 in Cabool to the Arkansas state line U.S. 71 – from Kansas City to the Arkansas state line U.S. 50 and Mo. 23 From Whiteman Air Force Base to I-470 in Kansas City Mo. 17 and U.S. 63 – From Fort Leonard Wood to U.S. 60

home office is located in Columbia, Missouri with seven regional offices located throughout the state. OATS has grown to be one of the largest and most unique systems of its kind in the country. For more information about OATS, Inc., please visit their website at www. oatstransit.org. NOTICE TO ALL PRESS AGENCIES: Please do not refer to OATS as “Older Adults Transportation Service” as this is no longer part of the official name. OATS is a public transportation sys-

tem that is available to everyone, regardless of age, race, gender, color, religion, or national origin, and in fact serves a wide diversity of clientele. OATS is funded, in part, by an allotment of federal funds from the Missouri Department of Transportation and through contracts with various agencies. OATS also receives rider donations and private contributions, which are tax deductible. OATS is an equal opportunity employer M/F/H/V.

Ask Captain Comfort How Important Can It Be, Really? It was a dark and stormy night…well okay, we haven’t had a dark stormy night for months, so imagine one customer’s surprise when a first floor ceiling in his kitchen began dripping. He arrived to the bathroom on the second floor just in time to see the entire ceiling fall in a great torrent of water! All of this seemed to come from the inside unit of the brand new HVAC system installed in the Spring. Adding to the mess was the “blown in” insulation you see in many older homes. That old insulation is generally a “loose fill” mixture of cellulosetype materials that include newspaper, sawdust, straw, cotton, cardboard, and even corn cob material. These materials were good insulators but contained a lot of dust and continue to gather (and degrade into) dust over the years. If you add water from a roof leak or a frozen condensing unit it becomes a gloppy, sticky, heavy mess. One of the first things we look at when a customer says his air conditioner isn’t keeping up, or is freezing up, is the filter. Airflow is so critical to the cooling process that a clogged filter or coil (on the outside unit) can cause the entire process to stop. As we noted last week, the warm air flowing over the coils converts the compressed liquid refrigerant back into a gas, which literally absorbs the heat out of the air. If the refrigerant isn’t warmed, the copper lines can begin freezing, both on the inside and outside units. As the ice accumulates the original problem, airflow, magnifies. …Meanwhile, back at the

ranch: Underneath the air handler, which creates airflow into the cooling system and sends the cool air (or warmed, in the winter) back into the house, there is a drain pan designed to catch normal condensation and drain it to the outside. If the filter is clogged the unit can begin accumulating ice and dripping into the pan. If draining slowly (or not at all) the water sits in the pan, and even if the unit quits producing condensation, there can be an overflow. Another “factor to the disaster” is that over time the old air handler had slowed, allowing more dust to settle in the house and ductwork. Then we install a big, new, and more powerful unit that practically gulps air and everything in it, then spits it right into the filter, clogging it tight and causing the problems we discussed earlier. All the ingredients were in place for shutting the cooling system down; an extraordinary amount of dust, exceptional load on the system because of the weather, and activity on the outside of the home. There is more dust in the air because of lack of rain, and there is ongoing work on the street in front of this home, adding even more dust. When we went to look, the outside unit was absolutely clogged and iced over as well. All these things led to a little drip in the kitchen ceiling. So as it turns out, even though they don’t look like much – a “standard” filter is a 1” – 2” thick piece of filtering material enclosed in a light cardboard frame – clean filters and good airflow are extremely important for your comfort, efficiency, and the life of your equipment.

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NOTICE OF PRIMARY ELECTION TUESDAY, AUGUST 7TH, 2012

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address and phone number is: Paul Parkinson, 218 North Rollins, Suite 103, P.O. Box 596, Macon, Missouri, 63552, (660) 385-5216. All creditors of said decedent are notified to file claims in court within six (6) months from the date of the first publication of this notice or if a copy of this notice was mailed to, or served upon, such creditor by the personal representative, then within two (2) months from the date it was mailed or served, whichever is later, or be forever barred to the fullest extent permissible by law. Such six (6) month period and such two (2) month period do not extend the limitation period that would bar claims one (1) year after the decedent’s death, as provided in Section 473.444, RSMo, or any other applicable limitation periods. Nothing in Section 473.033, RSMo, shall be construed to bar any action against a decedent’s liability insurance carrier through a defendant ad litem pursuant to Section 537.021, RSMo. Date of decedent’s death: April 20, 2012. Date of first publication: July 18, 2012.

STATE TREASURER (Vote For One) COLE McNARY

UNITED STATES REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS 6TH DISTRICT (Vote For One)

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF MACON COUNTY, MISSOURI PROBATE DIVISION

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SECRETARY OF STATE (Vote For One)

BILL (William) HAAS

UNITED STATES REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS 6TH DISTRICT (Vote For One) BOB GOUGH SAM GRAVES

KYLE YARBER

CHRISTOPHER RYAN

TED RIGHTS W.A. (Bill) HEDGE

STATE REPRESENTATIVE 6TH DISTRICT (Vote For One)

RONALD WILLIAM HARRIS

RON GILLETT

STATE REPRESENTATIVE 6TH DISTRICT (Vote For One)

TONY ASKEW

DIANA J. SCOTT

TIM REMOLE

CIRCUIT JUDGE (Vote For One)

ALAN R. WYATT

CIRCUIT JUDGE (Vote For One)

/s/ SHIRLEY SIMS Macon County Clerk & Voter Registrar

The polling places for the said election will be:

MARK PATRICK LODES

GOVERNOR (Vote For One)

/s/ ROBIN CARNAHAN Secretary of State

SEAL

MARK MEMOLY

CLAIRE McCASKILL

FOR RENT

COMMITTEEMAN NARROWS TOWNSHIP (Vote For One)

JOHN G. BRUNNER

UNITED STATE SENATE (Vote For One)

FOR RENT

COMMITTEEWOMAN MACON WARD 2 (Vote For One)

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR (Vote For One) CYNTHIA L. DAVIS

The polling places will be open from the hours of 6:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. during which time any person properly registered to vote in the county will be given the opportunity to cast their ballot.

SECRETARY OF STATE (Vote For One) JUSTIN HARTER CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT NO. 2 Proposed by the 96th General Assembly (First Regular Session) HJR 2 SUMMER PLACES

The stained or turbid tributaries of your favorite walleye lake or river can be a great place to find summer walleyes. As an added bonus, because most of the other fishermen will be out on the big water, you’ll have the skinny, more productive water all to yourself. Sure, some of the walleye will move downstream during the low water summer conditions, but there are always plenty of walleye that choose to stick around. Another type of productive river in the summer is one that has lots of rocky rapids that provide plenty of food and dissolved oxygen as well as large pools for resting and hiding. You will find walleyes in pools as little as 4-feet deep in off-color water and 5-feet and deeper in clearer water. In addition to good fishing, the river’s tree-lined banks offer a cool break from the heat of summer.

Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to ensure: H That the right of Missouri citizens to express their religious beliefs shall not be infringed: H That school children have the right to pray and acknowledge God voluntarily in their schools; and H That all public schools shall display the Bill of Rights for the United States Constitution. It is estimated this proposal will result in little or no costs or savings for state and local government entities. YES

Gary Parsons is a National Fishing Fresh Water Hall of Fame Legendary Angler

NO For more tips, log onto basspro.com

INSTRUCTIONS TO VOTERS:

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FREDERICK (Rick) P. TUCKER COMMISSIONER OF THE COUNTY COMMISSION DISTRICT #2 (Vote For One) JOHN A. MEISNER SHERIFF (Vote For One)

PHILIP PREWITT COMMISSIONER OF THE COUNTY COMMISSION DISTRICT #1 (Vote For One) DREW BELT COMMISSIONER OF THE COUNTY COMMISSION DISTRICT #2 (Vote For One)

ROBERT D. DAWSON JON DWIGGINS KEVIN SHOEMAKER ASSESSOR (Vote For One)

CORONER (Vote For One) BRIAN E. HAYES

ALAN SPENCER PUBLIC ADMINISTRATOR (Vote For One)

SURVEYOR (Vote For One) JOHN H. SCHAEFER

LOIS JEAN NOLAND COMMITTEEMAN MACON WARD 2 (Vote For One)

COMMITTEEWOMAN LYDA TOWNSHIP (Vote For One)

RICHARD A. HILGENDORF

CATHY BAKER

DALE WHITNEY

LOUISE GAUGHAN

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If you are in favor of the question, darken the oval opposite “YES�. If you are opposed to the question, darken the oval opposite “NO�. CALLAO CITY QUESTION Shall Callao, Missouri, issue its combined waterworks and sewerage system revenue bonds in the amount of $1,500,000.00 for the purpose of extending and improving its combined waterworks and sewerage system, the cost of operation and maintenance of said combined waterworks and sewerage system and the principal of and interest on said revenue bonds to be payable solely from the revenues derived by the City from the operation of its combined waterworks and sewerage system, including all future improvements and extensions thereto?

BINGE FEEDING

Summertime bass don’t like to expend too much energy cruising for food or chasing it down. They would rather hold in areas with high concentrations of food sources and then gorge themselves when the opportunity arises. In most cases, this binge feeding takes place on the surface of the water. The ends of large flats, main lake points and offshore humps are always good binge feeding areas, but just about any area where large quantities of bait fish school up can be a potential hot spot. Keep a rod rigged and ready with a topwater lure any time you’re out fishing in the summer. Surface poppers work best in flat water and around sunken weedbeds. For choppy water, go to a noisy prop bait. The fast and furious surface action of binge feeding can happen at any time and can be over in an instant. When it happens, drop everything and get your bait in the water.

YES NO

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COMMUNITY NEWS DROUGHT CONDITIONS AFFECT LIVESTOCK

Drought conditions not only hurt field crops, but many of the area pastures are suffering because of the extreme heat and dry weather.

SIMPLE LIVING

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In today’s economy many families are looking for ways to save money. There are simple things that we forget now days with all the new technology keeping us busy with many hours put in on the job due to the new era of 24 /7 availability. This column will be introducing the simple things in life that a family or person can do to spend quality time and save money. If you have any “Simple Living” tips or ideas, we would like to hear from you, just email them to Kathy@ maconhomepress.com by Marjorie Baggos Throw shoes anyone? One of America’s favorite summer past-times is throwing horseshoes with neighbors and friends.

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Horseshoe pitching is great family fun that has a world champion! It can be played by young, seniors and handicapped. Horseshoe pitching involves walking, bending and stretching. So what could be better back yard fun that will help you stay physically fit? Simply to play horseshoes you will need a horseshoe playing kit. They range in price from $10 and up. The kit will have two stakes and four shoes with official rules in it. Join the millions of people in the U.S., Canada and around the world and pitch shoes. It is believed that modern horseshoes could have been called “mule shoes” and was spread by the Union soldiers during the American Civil war.

The soldiers played the game with discarded mule shoes. It has been said that the winner of the war used steel shoes. Horseshoe throwing has expanded a lot since then but still involves the same technique. Playing horseshoes involves two metal stakes 15 inches above ground and an inch in diameter. They must be leaning 3 inches towards each other and be 40 feet apart. The shoes must weigh 2 pounds to 2 pounds 2 ounces. Men must pitch from 40 feet, women, juniors, handicapped, and 70+ men who choose to do so can pitch from 30 feet. So come on everyone; gather up your family, fire up those grills and enjoy an evening outdoors throwing shoes.

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COMMUNITY NEWS MASH CAMP Area Middle Schoolers got a two day intro to the health care fields during this annual event. Seth Roberts, a La Plata school student, along with 13 other students attended the Mash Camp in Kirksville recently. The event was the 5th annual Northeast Education event to expose potential careers in the medical and health fields. It dealt with athletic training and disease detection. Thursday they visited Truman University, learned how to dissect pig eye, how to splint an injured ankle and about nutrition in a body’s health. Friday they visited Northeast Regional Medical Center, tried a few sutering stitches and how to scrub for surgery. It was a very hands on approach. Seth is the son of Shawn and Marcy Roberts of South Gifford.

Good Thinking - The Worst Drought Ever Three farmers --- a Texan, A Kansan, and a Missourian all died on the same day. All three men were cremated. The Kansan and the Texan were reduced to ashes in a matter of minutes. The next day, the Missourian was still sitting amid the flames saying: “Another couple of days like this and we’ll have no corn crop at all.� We all joke about the weather; we can’t do such about it. I overheard a man say just the other day: “This it the worst drought I’ve ever seen in my life!� According to weather sources, he’s probably right. Corn crops are twisting and suffering. Lawns are turning brown. Trees and shrubs are withering and dying. Fish and birds and animals are all seeking relief. The high heat and humidity cause health problems for us humans. Every living thing

needs water in order to survive and live! Without enough water, everything withers and dies. The worst drought I’ve ever seen? No! The worst drought is the spiritual drought all around us! It affects all of us at one time or another. Jesus Christ is the Water-of-Life! He is the Everlasting Spring that gives life to all! Without Christ, life becomes a desert. The well-springs of productivity dry up; we are no longer able to produce “good fruit.� Life become frustrating and full of stress, leaving a brown taste in our mouth. The hot winds wither our good intentions. We suffer because of our sins, or the sins of others. We feel lost. We feel life-less. We look for some relief. There are some things we can do about a physical drought. We can tap into deep wells of water

near us. We can conserve the water we do have. During a prolonged drought, we cannot save everything; we must choose what is most worthy of saving. Water the trees and shrubs and flowers that we value most. Make sure that the animals in our care have plenty of water to drink; and shelter from the heat. Take the proper precautions to insure our own good health. There are some definite things we can do about

the spiritual drought that affects us, and the people around us! FIRST, we can keep in close touch with the Living Water! Daily prayer. Read and study the Holy Scriptures. Say “Grace� at every meal, whether we’re at home or in a restaurant. Gather together regularly with other Christians for Sunday School and Worship. Say only good things about other people. Do all the good we can to every person we can, as God gives

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COMMUNITY NEWS A SIMPLE LIFE

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Country Living by Carrie Chiarottino Life in the country this year has been hot and dry. With the temperatures nearing and then exceeding 100 degrees the vegetation has had little chance to be green and lush. Tests that have been conducted by the Department of Conservation in Southern Missouri by the Forestry Department found that the trees have already entered at state of dormancy. When a tree reaches the state of dormant, it becomes inactive basically it’s preparing itself for adverse conditions created by the environment. Usually this happens in the fall of the year, but this year seems to be ahead of schedule all the way around. With little to no water the trees are in a state that they need to prepare themselves, which leads to the dormant stage. There you go. There’s your science lesson for the week. Last night, I saw a direct result of someone being careless with the grass being as dry as it is. It all started with my neighbor calling me wanting to know what I could make out of the strange glow over to the Southwest. She said she was out watering and feeding her sheep and saw it. I looked out my window and didn’t see anything but pole lights. So I went out in the yard and sure enough it looked like a fire. As we took a few

minutes to confirm our conclusion, it was getting worse and worse. She told me she was going to call it in so the fire department could be notified of the situation. I told my boys to come outside and look. As we looked across the field to the fire it would really flare up every once in awhile. It was probably 2 or 3 miles away, as the crow flies. We could see the amber color of the flames and the big bellows of smoke, which we could only see partially when the flames were at their brightest. My husband made a call and found out it was a grass fire. I was relieved it was not one of our neighbor’s homes. Then I was immediately aggravated that someone could be so careless because the main cause of unintentional grass fires is cigarettes. I think we all need to take extra precautions when dealing with anything that can cause a fire. A fire in this drought will be devastating whether it’s a grass fire or a structure fire. Just like in the case of the fire last night, the person that called it in was 2 or 3 miles away. I had a better view of the fire than she did but we didn’t notice it until she called. So be sure to put the matches away and don’t throw cigarettes out the window while driving on any road. That’s Life in the Country.

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COMMUNITY NEWS FRESH PRODUCE

Gifford Items

by Sharron Burns

Last week a mistake was made in the Gifford News. We have amended it to the correct state and added it to this week’s news. Amanda Belfield attended the funeral of her grandmother, Lavina Glade, at New Underwood, South Dakota recently. Gary and Nancy Belfield attended the Open House and barbeque at the 109 year old Macon County Jail on Tuesday. They also went to the Republican Ice Cream Social. The week of July 2229 had temperatures from 90 degrees to 108 degrees again. More sustained heat for the week. Thursday, Friday and Saturday brought 1 4/10 inches of rain and a lowering of the temperatures. Things are looking pretty stark for the farmers. We continue to pray for rain. Roger and Phyllis Svoboda spent Monday thru Thursday with Jerry and Donna Gray. Nathaniel Imam delivered the Sunday message at Gifford Christian Church. The congregation also held its 5th Sunday Fellowship dinner. Attending were Roger Jarman, Kim and Leighton Shoop, Rich and Sharron Burns, Dean and Marietta Slaughter, Chad, Amanda, Claire and Morgan Belfield, Kirby Bailey, Debbie Newland, Jean Elliott, Donna Kelly, Donna and Jerry Gray and Marty Vance. Jeremy Jarman visited his grandparents, Mary and Roger Jarman, Sun-

day. Gayle and Dale Mc. Vay were Saturday supper guests of Dean and Marietta Slaughter. The Oklahoma Indians 4-H club picked up NEMO Fair Projects last Sunday afternoon. Richard and Sharron Burns attended the La Plata Lions Club Meeting at the La Plata Baptist Family Life Center Tuesday. MaKenzie Beautte and Sharron Burns worked on the 4-H secretary book and minutes at the La Plata Library Friday afternoon. Alvie Bowers visited Dimple Lockett Sunday. Gianni Infantino of Rome, Italy arrived to visit Karen and Walter Mnigold. He joins his wife, Yvette, and daughter, Chiara, that are here visiting Karen and Walter this summer. Tawyna and Howard Worcester visited Dimple Lockett recently. Sharron Burns enjoyed visiting and supper with her daughter, Amy Burns of Columbia, Wednesday evening in Moberly. Monday evening guests of Jerry and Donna Gray were Brian, Melinda, Chase, Zach and Alaina Gray, Phyllis and Roger Svoboda. They helped celebrate Jerry’s birthday. Mike and Lana Daniels visited Mary and Roger Jarman this week. Judy Williams, Richard and Sharron Burns are keeping the red roses alive and beautiful at the La Plata Post Office, during this very hot and dry summer.

Elmer News

by Pam Burris

Elmer Baptist Church VBS began on Wednesday night with 30 in attendance. The theme was “Putting On the Full Armor of God� and the children enjoyed making the armor during the week and singing the song for their parents on Saturday before the picnic. Fifty-seven were in attendance for the picnic. Children memorize scripture during the week and Tanner Malusky came in third, Mati Pinkston came in second and Madison Peavler took first place and part of her prize was getting to put a pie in pastor Zach’s face and she did a good job of it. Those attending the picnic were Pastor Zach and Amy Vicars our VBS Director; Jennifer Rivera our summer missionary and taught the older children; Diane Gleaves who taught the younger children; Valerie Peavler who took care of the games, Madison, Jaron and Megan Peavler; Debby Peavler; Linda Lene who took care of the kitchen and David Lene; Sheryl and Tanner Malusky from Douglas, AZ; Colleen Pippin who helped in the kitchen and Virgil Pippin; Louise Franks who helped in the kitchen and Richard Franks; Alvina Howe who helped in the kitchen; Kevin, Dean and

Mary Dennis from Eldon; Beulah Aldinger who kept attendance and offering; Dean Burris who took care of the crafts and Pam Burris; D.J. Crosby who help with the crafts; Chris and Tucker Waddle; Cory, Keaton and Brody Hatcher; Eric, Nerissa and Mati and her brother Pinkston; Marilyn, Terry, Sarah and Mason Thomas; Cindy Koonce; Melissa and Masen Howe; Laverne and Pat Stull; Stephen, Jennifer, Shelby, Kynleigh and little sister Stull; Mr. and Mrs. Barry Foote and Cassie, Jessica and little brother and Shane, Terri, Kyley and Dustin Magers. Pam Burris attended the Thousand Hills Assoc. Executive Board Meeting in Kirksville Thursday evening at the Rehoboth Baptist Church. Elmer Baptist Church had 18 in attendance for Sunday school on July 29 and 20 for worship. Pastor Zach preached from Ephesians 5: 18-33. It dealt with how husbands are to treat their wives, Jesus is their example on how he treat his bride, the church. Remember Pastor Zach in prayer this week as he preaches a revival in Mexico. We will still have Wednesday night service, he left a CD on his study taken from Philippians 1:1-11, “Praying with Joy�.

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Green Acres Produce - Despite the weather the Green Acres (Bane) produce wagon is still available for those wanting fresh vegetables. The cart is located on South Gex Street, just up from the Post Office. Its great to see the local gardens doing business in town.

Macon Businessman Sentenced on Fraud Charges David Grammer was sentenced to 78 months in prison because of his scheme to market an energy generating machine known as “Boydoplex.� In addition to his prison sentence, he was ordered to pay restitution of $2,719,189. As part of his earlier guilty plea, Mr. Grammer agreed to the forfeiture to the government of all money and property derived from the illegal activity with the understanding that the funds received through the seizure of his assets would be provided to his victims as restitution. According to court documents and the evidence presented during the sentencing hearing, prior to 2004, Grammer and an associate started a venture to develop, manufacture, and market an electronic device that would generate energy. Grammer was to serve as the project engineer and the associate would be responsible for raising the capital needed to fund the venture which they named Boydoplex. His partner died in 2004 and his daughter assumed her father’s responsibilities. As the device was fictitious, funds raised for its development were used by Grammer. Between March 2004 and April 2011, Grammer made statements in person and through email representing that the project was on the verge of sale for amounts ranging from $300,000,000 to $863,000,000. More than 84 individuals and businesses invested over $3.3 million towards the development of the device, and $2,719,819 was traced to Grammer’s bank accounts. Grammer made additional false statements that he and fictitious associates were developing prototypes and working models of Boydoplex in laboratories located in Evansville, Indiana, and Hannibal, Missouri. In order to further the scheme, Grammer opened electronic mail

accounts for the fictitious individuals and sent correspondence to his former partner’s daughter in their names. He also telephoned some investors pretending to be the fictitious individuals. When investors questioned the delays, Grammer told them that the laboratories had been destroyed by floods and other natural disasters. David Grammer, 55, Macon, Missouri, pled guilty in April to two felony counts of mail fraud and appeared today for sentencing before United States District Judge Jean C. Hamilton. This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the United States Postal Inspection Service, and the United States Trustee’s Office. Assistant United States Attorney Tracy Berry handled the case for the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Graham Makes Dean’s List Moberly Area Community College announces the Spring 2012 President’s and Dean’s lists. One hundred sixty-two students obtained a 4.00 grade point average in 12 or more semester hours excluding developmental classes for the spring semester to qualify for the President’s List. Two hun-

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COMMUNITY NEWS

ELECT

ALAN WYATT

6th DISTRICT STATE REPRESENTATIVE

LEFT - NEMO Fair - Molly West is pictured with her 4-h Clothing entry at the NEMO Fair. The purple and blue pajama pants placed 3rd in the clothing division. She got 2 blue ribbons, a trophy and the pants will be displayed at the Missouri State Fair. She also got 2 blue ribbons for her photography entry of “Nector Delight”, 2 blue ribbons for “Parade of Beauty” photography entry, and 2 blue ribbons for the “Tranquility” photo entry. Other sewing entries received red ribbons on a hot pad, and white ribbons on an apron. She entered chocolate chip muffins in the food division and they got red ribbons. Molly was chosen as an alternate in the 4-H Fashion Revue, ages 14-18, in clothes you make. Molly is a first year member in Oklahoma Indians 4-H Club. She is the daughter of Brenda and Tim West of rural La Plata. RIGHT - NEMO Fair - MaKenzie Beautte is pictured with her NEMO Fair entries. She entered a baby blanket in the clothing division and it received 2 white ribbons. Her scrap booking entries of “Awesome Aunt”, received 2 red ribons. The scrap booking entry entitled “My Brother Tucker”, won 2 blue ribbons, and it was selected to go to Missouri State Fair. MaKenzie now serves as the Oklahoma Indians 4-H Club Secretary. She is the daughter of Jill and Andy Beautte of La Plata.

Linn, Macon and Randolph Counties NEMO Fair - Skylar Rhodes is pictured with her ribbons and entries in the NEMO Fair. She received blue ribbons on her brownies. The rabbit cake got 2 red ribbons, a fox head cake got 1 red and 1 blue ribbon. She entered 3 photography entries, and she received 2 red on “Trees”, 2 red on “Sunset and Poles”, and 2 blue ribbons on “Clouds and Mountains”. Skylar presently serves as President of Oklahoma Indians 4-H Club. She recently served as a camp counselor at 4-H Camp. She is the daughter of LeAnna Lewis of La Plata.

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NEMO Fair - Sarah Larson is pictured with her horse, Skips O’L Yeller too, at the 4-H and FFA Horse Show July 25th at the NEMO Fair Grounds. Sarah walked away with 2 Trophy plaques. She won a First place in Showmanship, 13 and under. She received a first place for Horse at Halter, 13 and under. In Trail class she got a Third place, in Novice pole bending she got a third place, in Barrels she got 2nd place, 4th in flag races, 3rd in pylon alley and 3rd in the egg and spoon, Sarah is a first year member of Oklahoma Indians 4-H Club. She is the daughter of Tori and Blake Larson of rural La Plata. C Y

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