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Notice The Annual La Plata High School Alumni Association meeting will be held May 24th, 2014 in the La Plata High School gymnasium. Please make plans to attend. Additional notices will be forthcoming at later dates.

La Plata Fire Protection District Notice The Board of Directors of the La Plata Community Fire Protection District will hold their regular monthly meeting Monday, February 19, 2014 at 8:00 PM in the Depot Inn Meeting Room. Agenda items will include: Fire Chief Report, payment of bills, report on truck maintenance, financial report and items pertaining to the daily operation of the District. This is a open meeting and all are welcome.

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Bevier C-4 Elementary school celebrated 100 days of school on Thursday, January 30th. Grades Kindergarten - third grade had the opportunity to dress as if they were 100 years old. Pictured are a few of the students that participated. Each of the classes in K-5th grades had activities and lessons throughout the day pertaining to the special occasion.

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Terry and Lorie Harpster and Rodney and Cindy Harpster had lunch with Dolores Harpster on Sunday. Super Bowl Sunday guests of Ronnie and Beth Garnett were Courtney, Grady, and Mick Garnett, Josh Garnett, Jenny and Josey Garnett, Carla,


Terry, and Zeke Garnett, John, JaVaun and Garrett West and friend Amanda, Brenda and Rick Tate, Zoey and McKenzie Pipes, and Jessica Young. Wayne and Elizabeth Beeson visited Kyle and Cindy Palmer of Warrensburg last Sunday.

rans of the Civil War 18611865 met January 28, 2014 at the Macon United Methodist Church, with 15 members and one guest, Rustina Teeter. President Gail Shoush presided. The charter was draped in memory of Gloria Winkler of Tent #23, and Phyllis Freeman of St. Louis. Aileene Burns read the obituaries and the group recited the Lord’s Prayer. Patriotic Instructor Linda Haley led the Pledge to the Flag. Minutes and treasurer’s reports were given. Courtesy Chair Catherine Llewellyn reported on cards she had sent. Best Choice labels are to be saved for the State Veterans Home. Members were reminded to keep track of volunteer hours. Linda Haley presented a very informative program on Missouri First Ladies. She used Jean Carnahan’s book, If Walls Could Talk, a social history of the Missouri Governor’s Mansion Members were given paper head cutouts, with information about Missouri’s first ladies. Alexander McNair was the first governor, 1820-1824, married to Marguerite deReilhe. St. Charles was the site of the first capitol. He died in 1826, leaving his wife and ten children. Claiborne Fox Jackson served for six months in 1861; he was

Joseph McClurg served from 1869-1871. Married to Mary Johnson, they had a strict policy of accepting no gifts while in the office of governor. Benjamin Gratz Brown, 187173, married Mary Hanson Gunn. During their time, $75,000 was allocated to build a new Governor’s mansion. In 1889-93, David Francis’ wife, Jane Perry, who had studied architecture, played a large part in updating the mansion, including indoor plumbing and electric chandeliers. Lon Vest Stephens, 1897-1901, was married to Margaret Nelson. She considered herself up-to-date on fashion, and once had a hat fashioned from owl feathers, with an owl head on the hat, costing $15.00. Unfortunately, she never got to wear it, as their fox terrier ate the hat. Fannie Alice Delano was married to Henry Caulfield, 1929-1933. Times were hard even in the Governor’s mansion. She was able to get a shampoo and a finger wave for $1.00. Phil Donnelly served from 1945-49, and again from 1953-57. His wife, Juanita McFadden, had a handmade inaugural gown, to which she sewed hundreds of seed pearls, in order to save money. She was also a gardener. Warren Hearnes and his wife Betty

ters loved living there because of all the telephones available to them. “Betty’s Bill” established the State Arts Council. Betty was also the first woman in Missouri to run for governor. Georgeann Wheeler Nixon, married to Jay Nixon, has an herb and vegetable garden, and focuses on the state’s national beauty.

were Shoush, Aileene Burns, Marilyn Freeman, Catherine Llewellyn, Linda Haley, Ruth Masten, Anna Jones, Thelma Sartain, Janean Faux, Mary Kitchen, Ruth Douglas, Donna Ayres, Elna Williams, Sharon Hutchinson, and guest, Rustina Teeter. The next meeting will be February 25 at the Macon Public Library.


Macon R-1 held their court warming Friday, February 7, 2014. Pictured are: L to R: Lauren Arnold, Craig Smith, Abby Collins, Emily Jennings, Tre Kothe, Shelby Schaefer, Joshua Turner, Mary Waller, Abby Korman, Hannah Hartung, Clint Shannon (King), Eleyna Kohl (Queen). Photo by Julia Adami


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Twila Halley to Run for Circuit Clerk

Long-time Deputy to challenge Incumbent for Macon County Circuit Clerk. Twila Halley has announced her intentions to challenge current Circuit Clerk Kim March in the November 5, 2014 election. Halley began working for then Circuit Clerk and Ex officio Recorder of Deeds, Judy Roberts, as a deputy recorder in 1997. She later became chief deputy prior to moving to the Circuit Clerk’s office in 2004, where she remains today. “It has been an honor to work for the people of Macon County. I have always believed that we should perform our job to the best of our ability and that is what I have always strived to do,” said Halley. “I am honest, dependable and dedicated to the people we serve.” Halley’s campaign will focus on her ability to be the proven professional for the job. “I learned from Judy Roberts and my co-workers in the office that customer service is the most important thing we do – that includes being timely and responsive in the duties of the job,” Halley said. Halley’s responsibilities in the office include filing all criminal cases including misdemeanors and felonies, protection cases and working with the public. She is also cross trained in circuit civil and domestic cases. The Circuit Clerk is responsible for ensuring all tasks in the office are completed in a timely manner including items relating to child support, jury work and the juvenile office. On October 7, 2013, Judge Rick Tucker issued an order to remove certain duties from the current circuit clerk relating to child support. “If elected my goal is to make sure that all duties that are to be performed under Missouri Statutes in the Circuit Clerk’s Office are carried out in that office,” added Halley. Other duties of the office include those cases relating to child support, juvenile, civil, domestic, protection, small claims, traffic, probate, misdemeanor, felony, jury selection and passport acceptance. “My plan is to share my qualifications with the voters and let them decide which candidate is the proven professional for the job.” Halley said. “I welcome their questions and concerns and encourage voters to contact my cell with questions at (660) 216-5923.” Halley, a Republican, lives on a farm in rural Atlanta and is a respected member of the community, an officer within the Macon County Cattlemen’s Association, an active member of the Atlanta United Methodist Church, a member of Missouri Professional Association of Court Clerks and a longtime member of the National Rifle Association. Twila and her husband, Matt, have two children, Samantha (22) and Marty (17). Halley will appear in August’s primary election as well as the November 4, 2014 election. To learn more, visit



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Elizabeth Kathryn Dwiggins, 95, of Macon, Missouri, passed away on Monday, February 3, 2014, at the Samaritan Hospital in Macon, MO. Elizabeth was born on May 27, 1918, in St. Louis, Missour, the daughter of John Waldrip and Florence Ursula (Blattner) Nicholson. She went to college at Washington University, Lindenwood College and Southeast State University for required teaching credits and taught at the one-room Lakeview School in Orchard Farm and later at the Red School in West Alton, MO. Elizabeth was united in marriage to Chester Francis Dwiggins on September 28, 1940, in St. Charles, MO and they moved to Bevier in 1959 where they owned and operated the Dwiggins Gift Shop and the Dwiggins Restaurant. In 1978 they owned and operated the Welcome Travelier and Sandman Motel till 1989. Elizabeth was active in the Rebekah Lodge, the American Legion, the WSCS, and the United Church of Bevier Ladies group and the United Methodist Church in Macon. She loved her family without abandon and was giving of herself and kind and generous to all those around her. She enjoyed playing cards, playing the piano, reading, and especially her family. Elizabeth is survived by five children; Spencer Martel Dwiggins and wife Betty of Macon, Clayton Chester Dwiggins of Macon , Rebecca Elizabeth Day and husband Robert E. of Ormond Beach, FL, Neal Oliver Dwiggins and wife Chrystle of Independence, MO, Jayne Ellen Carrington and husband Carson L. of Chesterfield, MO; fourteen grandchildren, Jon Dwiggins, Tish Dwiggins, Kirby Crawford, Claire Dwiggins Camann, Sarah Day Spangler, Scott Day, Preston Dwiggins, Wade Dwiggins, Morgan Dwiggins, Megan Dwiggins Page, Aaron Betts, Amber Betts-Morris, John Carrington , Anne Carrington Hoffman, several great-grandchildren, and one great great-grandchild on the way. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband on January 12, 1989, one great-grandson, Ian Joseph Dwiggins, and two sisters, Margaret and Helen. Funeral services were 2:30 pm, Friday, February 7, 2014, at the Greening-Eagan-Hayes Funeral Home in Macon with Bro. Clark Dobbs officiating. Burial was in the Richardsdale Cemetery in Bevier.

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Marian Mariah Wiggins, 84, of Macon, Missouri, passed away on Saturday, February 8, 2014, at the Macon Health Care Center in Macon. Marian was born on December 31, 1929, in Green Castle, Missouri, the daughter of Parson “Doc” and Dorothy (Bland) Ledford. She attended the First Baptist Church in Bevier. Marian worked for 30 years at Con-Agra in Macon and enjoyed, cooking, eating, flowers, gardening, reading, cats, dogs, sprint car racing, and especially her family. Marian is survived by seven children, Larry Shaver and wife Kathy of Bevier, Gary Shaver and wife Gloria of Bevier, Vickie Means and husband Tom of Macon, Ronnie Shaver of Callao, Connie Lake and husband Mike of Moberly, Shirley Shaver of Springfield, Missouri, and Trudy Ayers and husband Danny of Macon, nineteen grandchildren, forty-five great-grandchildren, one great great-grandchild, and another on the way, one brother, Avanlee Ledford of Iowa, and nieces, nephews, cousins, and in-laws. Marian was preceded in death by her parents, one daughter, Judy Ann Shaver, and one granddaughter, Lorkay Cummins. Graveside services will be at 11:00 am, Thursday, February 13, 2014, at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens Cemetery north of Macon with Bro. Scott Dalrymple officiating. Visitation will be from 5-7 pm, Wednesday evening, at the Hutton & McElwain Funeral Home in Macon. The family suggests memorials to the donor’s choice. ONLINE CONDOLENCES MAY BE MADE TO: www.

William L. Burk William L. Burk, 78, of Springfield, Missouri, passed away January 30, 2014, at Cox Medical Center South in Springfield. He was born April 20, 1935, in Callao, Missouri to Floyd and Stella Burk. Bill was a Korean War Veteran. He received his BS degree from Northeast Missouri State Teachers College now Truman State U. and taught for 10 years in northern Missouri before returning to college at Southern California College of Optometry for his Doctor of Optometry degree. He practiced in Arizona and then close to 30 years in Springfield, Missouri until he retired. He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife of almost 31 years, Barbara; sons Christopher Burk; Jason Burk and wife Tina; stepdaughter Kathy Stilley and husband Don; stepson Mike Burlew and wife Erin; sister Barbara June Burk; one granddaughter; four step-granddaughters; one step-grandson; four step-great granddaughters; and one step-great grandson. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 5, 2014, at Greening-Egan-Hayes Funeral Home in Macon. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery west of Callao.

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The Macon Tigers held Court warming on Friday Night before a partisan home town cheering section. Highland tried to crash the party in the first quarter, the Cougars held a slight 14 to 15 advantage. The Tigers came back in the second frame behind a physical inside game. At the half the Tigers led 27 to 26. The Cougars made a comeback of their Photo by Julia Adami own in the third outpacing the Tigers and taking a 36 to 37 lead. The inside game opened the perimeter for Macon. The Tigers continued to bomb away led by Josh Turner and Craig Smith to take a late lead and hold on for the win 55 to 51. For Macon Smith had 16, Turner 6, Brendan Watts 2, Trey Kothe 8, Aaron Brown 3, Caleb Perry 2, Jon Murray 16 and Christian Thrasher 2. Saturday the Tigers went to Palmyra for a makeup game against the Panthers. Palmyra did not look like they wanted to makeup with the Tigers. The Panthers behind some hot first quarter shooting put in 37 first half points to the Macon 24. Palmyra was red-hot in the second frame scoring 21 points. The Tigers tried to use the long range jumper to get back in the game in the second half. Macon was ice cold from beyond the 3 point line going 1 for 15. The Panthers extended the lead on the missed shots by the Tigers and won going away 53 to 77. Craig Smith had 6, Josh Turner 16, Brendan Watts 4, Trey Kothe 4, Caleb Perry 2, Jon Murray 13, Christian Thrasher 5 and Nolan Bright 3. The Tigers travel to Centralia on Tuesday and then on to Mark Twain on Friday.

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The Tigerettes faced Highland for Court warming on Friday Night in Macon. The girls got out to an early lead on the Cougars 11 to 8. The Tigerettes were able to dominate the boards and limit the Lady Cougars shot attempts. At the half Macon edged the girls from Ewing 23 to 18. The Tigerettes were able to get into a rhythm offensively in the second half of the game. The ladies were able to keep up a swarming defense on the Cougars and press the advantage on offense. At the horn Macon had defeated Highland 55 to 43. For Macon Katie Clapp had 16, Tyra Douglas 2, Chalee Britt 12, Shelbe Butner 9, Makenzie Jemes 6, Cassie Martin 2, Lauren Arnold 7 and Shelby Schaefer 1 point. Saturday the Tigerettes traveled to Palmyra to face the Panthers in a game that had to be rescheduled two times before. The Lady Panthers got out to a slim lead in the first quarter 11 to 13. In the second turnovers plagued the Tigers which allowed Palmyra to extend the lead at the half to 17 to 28. The Tigerettes just could not dent a good Panther defense in the second half. Palmyra was able to extend the lead in each quarter. Macon headed back home with a 30 to 57 loss.



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The LaPlata Girls opened play in their own tournament against Cairo Monday Night. The Bearcats were able to move the ball up and down the court against the Lady Bulldogs. LaPlata was hurt on the boards and the Bearcats took advantage with the fast break. The Lady Bulldogs fought hard but were unable to overcome the odds and fell in the first round 33 to 74. “LaPlata 35, Green City 30. Kalie Lene led with 19, followed by Morgan Kimmel with 9; Ally Gregory had 3, and Kelsi Hemmerling and Hannah Larson each with 2. Kalie’s free throws late in the game were huge. Girls played tough. Thought we defended decently, but we struggled against their strong post player. That win got us into a trophy game on Saturday...we’ll play for Consolation against either North Shelby or Madison.” Coach Steve Lightle The Lady Bulldogs took on the North Shelby Raiders for the Consolation Trophy on Saturday. The game was tight through out with both teams trading bucket for bucket. The Lady Bulldogs pressed the Raiders, cheered on by the home town crowd. North Shelby was able to maintain a slight lead and hit the shots they needed to hit down the stretch. At the buzzer the Lady Bulldogs had lost 35 to 43 in a defensive battle.

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The Tigers traveled to Knox County to face the Eagles JV squad. The boys were able to hang with the bigger school for much of the first half. The size and speed of the Eagles eventually wore down the Tigers. The boys returned to Brashear after a 53 to 82 loss. For the Tigers Jacob Reeves had 13 points, Gabe Thomas 12, Chance Hill 12, Colt Acton 6 and Patrick Jochimsen 8 points. The Boys traveled to Grundy County to face the Panthers on Friday Night. Things got off to a slow start for the Tigers. Grundy County was able to keep them out of the paint and limit the Tigers to one shot. After the first half, Brashear trailed 7 to 33. In the second half the Tigers were able to slip under the basket more and limit the turnovers from the first half of play. They were unable to overcome the athleticism of their opponent and dropped the game 26 to 64. For the Tigers Jacob Reeves had 5 points, Gabe Thomas 2, Chance Hill 6, Colt Acton 6, Patrick Jochimsen 3, David Morrison 2 and Tyler Watson had 2 points.

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The Lady Tigers traveled to Knox County to face the undefeated Lady Eagles. The Eagles used their dominate size to hold Brashear to 4 points in the first half and lead 4 to 30 at halftime. The Lady Tigers picked up the scoring in the third quarter. At the horn the bigger school was just too hot from the floor to contain. Brashear fell 13 to 62. The Lady Tigers were lead by Ashley Moncrief 2 points, Abigail Kerby 3, Meredith Thomas 4, Abby Hall 2 and Mandy Taylor 2 points. The Lady Tigers traveled to Grundy County on Friday Night. The Lady Tigers got off to a nice start in the first quarter. The Girls were able to outpace the Panthers and lead 15 to 13. In the second the Lady Tigers were able to dive the paint and put more distance between them and the home team. At the half Brashear led 28 to 21. The Panthers came out swinging in the third quarter, they out scored the Tigers 7 to 17 and took the lead. The Girls of Brashear would rally in the forth and came back to win 44 to 41. The Lady Tigers were lead by Ashley Moncrief 3 points, Abigail Kerby 4, Meredith Thomas 11, Abby Hall 7, Mandy Taylor 11, Skylar Housman 2 and Allison Thompson 6 points.


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The Hornets faced Cairo at home Thursday Night as part of the La Plata Tournament cooperation. Cairo jumped out to an early lead on the Hornets 19 to 27 behind some hot shooting. The Hornets were able to cool them off a little in the second frame but trailed 31 to 41 at the half. At the start of the second half Cairo was again able to run the floor and outscored the Hornets 11 to 23 in that quarter. Things settled down in the forth but the Hornets were not able to overcome the two big Cairo scoring periods. The Boys lost 49 to 74. For Atlanta Garrett West had 14, Lance Weber 13, Lane Waddle 6, Korbin Gunnells 5, Collan Thrasher 5, Matt Howlett 3 and Ethan Baker 3. The Hornets went on to face Madison on Friday Evening. Madison was able to jump out early on Atlanta. In the first half the bucket looked like it had a lid on it for the Hornets. Shot fell in for Madison that did not drop for the Hornets. At Halftime the Hornets trailed 20 to 35. At the start of the second half the Atlanta Boys chipped away at the Madison lead, after three the score read 34 to 43. Madison was able to fend off the late Hornet rally and defeat Atlanta 53 to 65. For Atlanta Garrett West had 5, Lance Weber 10, Lane Waddle 24, Korbin Gunnells 2, Collan Thrasher 11 and Ethan Baker 1.

The Lady Hornets opened the La Plata Tournament at home on Thursday against the Lady Raiders of North Shelby. Things started a bit slow in the 1st quarter as the two teams tested each other. Atlanta led 10 to 8 after one period. Things picked up in the 2nd frame for both teams but the Lady Hornets pushed out their lead even more and at the 1/2 the score was Atlanta 24 North Shelby 18. The Lady Hornets kept up the pace in the 2nd half; they were able to add to the lead each quarter in a close hard fought game by both teams. At the horn the home crowd was pleased, Atlanta won 58 to 47. Samantha Reed had 26 points, Ashton Ross 11, Katy Baker 6, Sheyanne Klamert 6, Shalyla Collier 6 and Madeline Cuppy 3 points. Friday Night the girls went North to LaPlata to face Canton. The 1st half showed two very evenly matched squads as the battled back and forth down the court. At the half Atlanta led 25 to 23. The 3rd frame saw Canton get out of the locker room hot, they went on a run and tied the game going into the last quarter 34 to 34. Clutch late buckets fell for Canton late in the game but not enough for the Hornets. The Lady Hornets dropped a heartbreaker 42 to 46. Samantha Reed had 16 points, Ashton Ross 12, Sheyanne Klamert 8, Shalyla Collier 2 and Madeline Cuppy 4 points The Lady Hornets battled it out with Schuyler County for the 3rd Place Trophy on Saturday. The Rams got out to a lead and were able to force the Lady Hornets into jump shots. Atlanta was not able to break into the paint on Schuyler County. The Lady Rams used their strong inside game to jump out ahead and win the game 37 to 53.



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12-5 overall, 4-1 TCC Linn Co 39 Bucklin-MC 56 “Damon Porter would score 10 of our 16 first quarter points, Daniel Hernandez had the other 6 points and we would jump out to an early 16-9 lead in this game. In the second quarter Dane Robertson hit a pair of 3’s as the scoring really slowed down. BMC would out score Linn County 9-6 in the quarter. In the 3rd quarter Linn Co. would score 15 points and hold us to 10 points to get within 5 at 30-35 heading to the 4th quarter. In the 4th quarter BMC would score 21 points and hold Linn Co. to 9 points. River Wright 3 points, Dane Robertson 8, Cyrus Hanson 4, Dillan Epperson 6, Dakota Peterson 2, Daniel Hernandez 11, Damon Porter 13, Brady Duncan 5 and Dillan Nolte 4 points.” Coach Daniel Liebhart



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OATS Meeting Minutes By Carolyn Mueller

At home, Lily is a goofball.

Tara’s Prosser’s brave, search and rescue dog is actually afraid of the oven! When Tara cleans the oven, Lily hides in the closet until it’s done. She doesn’t like to play outside when it is raining and she simply hates getting a bath. But she doesn’t mind getting wet if it’s snowing. Lily enjoys leaping into the air to try to catch the flakes on her tongue. She’s a smart girl, and thanks to Tara’s expert training, Lily can even poop on command! But when Lily is on a call, she is a different animal. She doesn’t mind getting wet, no matter how hard it’s raining, and the silly pup who is scared of the oven braves any dangers that come her way. Lily eventually developed from a wild, gray pup following her instincts, to a polished professional—a real search and rescue dog. Through Tara and Jeff’s connections with other emergency workers, they were able to find dog owners in town who were interested in search and rescue (SAR) training. Tara’s neighbors in Joplin could see the need for a rescue team in their rural community. Tara gathered a group of 10 handlers and 12 dogs to create Joplin’s PAWS K-9 Search and Rescue team, a hodgepodge group of dogs consisting of an Irish Setter, a Doberman, a few German Shepherds and Labrador Retrievers and even a Jack Russell terrier, with Lily and Tara at the helm. The team’s trainers are an eclectic mix, including an emergency response (ER) worker, a UPS driver, a college student, a stay-at-home dad and a mail carrier. The PAWS K-9 Search and Rescue team travels together to training classes and

CHAPTER 3: Lily the Search & Rescue Dog demonstrations. They also host events to teach kids and community members about search and rescue work. Lily’s first successful rescue happened late one night when an elderly woman with Alzheimer’s wandered from home.

The police combed the dark woods for hours before calling Tara and Lily. Tara used the woman’s pillowcase to give Lily her scent, and off she bounded into the darkness, sniffing for a clue. Searching through the chilly night, Tara, almost ready to give up, gave the woman one last call. “Barbara!” The name echoed into the forest. Tara and Lily heard a whimper, a squeak, really, but it was enough. Lily leapt into the thorny overgrowth of blackberry bushes, while Tara trudged behind, trying to break her way through, attempting to save her skin from the snagging thorns of each vine. She found Lily on the other side of the brambles, pointing like a bird dog beside the elderly woman. But Lily’s job isn’t just to find people who are alive. Sometimes she searches for people who have died, solving mysteries and providing closure for families who are missing loved ones.

While humans have a mere five million olfactory receptors, a Weimeranar has 220 million in its nose! In her work as a SAR dog, Lily uses every last one of hers.

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In this chapter, we learned about the amazing sense of smell that dogs possess. Visit Purina’s website at tracking-a-dogs-keen-sense-of-smell, and learn more about the canine olfactory system. Create a wiki that explains at least five key facts about the sense of smell. In the News: Lily is part of a team for search and rescue. She works with other first responders, such as police officers, firefighters, and EMTs. Locate a news story about a person in one of these professions. Read the story and find the author’s claim, then list the specific evidence the author used to support the claim. For a companion teacher guide, visit and use code: teachmo14. CCSS: R.CCR.1, R.CCR.2, R.CCR.3, R.CCR.4, R.CCR.5, R.CCR.7, W.CCR.4,SL.CCR.3, L.CCR.4

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It is Lily’s sensitive nose that gives her this superpower. Lily is not only able to sniff out missing persons in the deep, dark woods, she can also smell through water! For example, if some unlucky person dropped a cheeseburger to the bottom of a lake, Lily, floating in a boat with her trainer, Tara, could smell that cheeseburger, and then indicate to Tara exactly where it was sitting beneath the waves. Just as impressive, if that same unlucky person buried the cheeseburger and a tree grew over the place where it sat underground, Lily could smell the burger in the wood and the leaves of the tree that grew there!

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The Macon County OATS Volunteer Support Committee Meeting, met Monday Dec. 17,2013, at the OATS Northeast Regional Office at 3003 Jim’s Road, Macon. The meeting was called to order by chairperson Theresa Flennory, followed by the pledge of allegiance to the flag. Roll was called, and the minutes were read. The financial report was by the treasurer. Both reports were approved as read. there were 9 volunteers present, as well as Steven Russon, OATS driver. Norvell Lyons was thanked for sending out cards this past year to our members who are no longer able to attend the meetings. A motion was moved, and passed that we will continue to acknowledge our past members, in 2014. Steven Russon the OATS driver reviewed some future day trips, the next scheduled trip will be to Booneville on Saturday Feb.22,2014. Steven also asked for suggestions about additional day trips, several suggestions were given. The OATS Holiday Schedule for 2014, was reviewed. Due to the holidays that fall in both Jan., and Feb. 2014, the next meeting will be held on Monday Feb.10,2014, at 10:00 am., at the OATS Northeast Regional. The meeting was adjourned. Anyone wishing a ride to the meeting to the meeting can call 1-800-654-6287 between 8:00a.m and 3:00p.m, Monday thru Friday. All OATS meetings are open to the public.

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On 1-22-2014 Deputies arrested 43 year old Justin N. Teter of Macon for an outstanding Macon County Warrant for a Probation Violation. While at the residence Deputies smelled the odor of Marijuana emitting from the interior of the home and received permission to search. Teter was found to be in Possession of Marijuana up to 35 Grams, and Unlawful Use of Drug Paraphernalia. Justin Teter is currently incarcerated at the Macon County Jail pending a $10,000.00 cash only bond. On 1-23- 2014 Deputies arrested 34 year old Melissa D. Humphrey of La Plata for Operating a Motor Vehicle while Intoxicated. A traffic stop was conduct-

ed and Humphrey was found intoxicated while in control of the vehicle and was arrested for the offense. Humphrey was transported to the Macon County Jail where she was released on a summons for the offense pending a Division II court date. On 1-23-2014 Deputies arrested 23 year old Tracey Hayes on an outstanding Failure to Appear warrant. Hayes was taken into custody without incident and transported to Macon County Jail. Hayes was transported to the Randolph County Justice Center where she would be held pending a $750 cash only bond. On 1-25-2014, Deputies were dispatched to the 34000 block of Vine Street

in Macon, MO concerning a report of a burglary in progress. On scene, with the assistance of the Macon Police Department, officers found a lock on an outbuilding that had been tampered with and the victims at the residence had observed three individuals leaving the scene. As a result in the search of the area officers were not able to find the suspects, but following their efforts Deputies overheard radio traffic from the Monroe County Sheriff ’s Office about three suspects in similar clothing committing the same offense. Deputies found one of the three had been apprehended and all are believed to be local Individuals involved. As of this time Deputies are working with the Monroe County Sheriff ’s Office on the apprehension of the other two suspects. Criminal charges are pending as the investigation is on-going. HRBLOCK.COM ¶If you discover an H&R Block error on your return that entitles you to a larger refund (or smaller tax liability), we’ll refund the tax prep fee for that return. Refund claims must be made during the calendar year in which the return was prepared. OBTP#B13696 ©2013 HRB Tax Group, Inc. C Y


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Macon Police Department On 01/26/14 at approximately 1:10am, the Macon Police Department responded to a report of a 911 hangup call in the 300 block of East Union Street. Upon arrival, it was determined a domestic disturbance had taken place and the caller disconnected when the second subject left the residence. The caller declined any further assistance and police left the area. On 01/27/14 at approximately 10:00pm, the Macon Police Department received a report of a 16year old white male juvenile failing to return to his residence in accordance to a curfew set by the Macon County Juvenile Office. Police checked several locations for the juvenile and finally located him at a residence in the 300 block of E Union Street at approximately 5:15am. The juvenile was taken into custody and transported to the Macon Police Department. Macon County Juvenile Office was then contacted to respond. The juvenile was turned over to their custody. All information will be forwarded to the Macon County Juvenile Office for their handling of the imposed curfew violation. On 01/29/2014, the Macon Police Department’s School Resource Officer was notified of an assault taking place on school property at approximately 8:30am. The School Resource Officer investigated the incident with school officials involving two 12-year old males. No criminal action was taken against the juveniles involved. Information will be forwarded to the Macon County Juvenile Office for their handling. On 1/29/14 at approximately 3:35pm, a Macon Police Officer made enforcement contact with a vehicle in the area of Jefferson and Walnut Streets. As a result, police arrested an 18-year old white male of Macon for driving while license suspended, failure to register motor vehicle and failure to provide proof of insurance. The suspect was transported to the Macon Police Department for processing and was later released on summons pending a municipal court date. On 01/29/14 at approximately 5:55pm, the Macon Police Department was asked to assist the Macon County Juvenile Office in locating two black male juveniles, a 14-year old and a 15-year old, with whom the Juvenile Office required contact. Police attempted to locate the juveniles in the 200 block


of East Briggs Drive with negative contact and again in the 200 block of North Allen Street. Officers did locate the two male juveniles at a residence in the 200 block of North Allen Street. Upon contact, one juvenile was cooperative while the second fled the area on foot. The second juvenile returned to the residence a short time later and was taken into custody and transported to the Macon Police Department. A Macon County Juvenile Officer responded to the police department and both juveniles were turned over to their custody. All information is being forwarded to the Macon County Juvenile office for their handling. On 01/30/14 at approximately 1:20pm, an officer of the Macon Police Department made enforcement contact with a vehicle in the area of Prospect and Briggs Drives. As a result of the contact, police arrested a 29-year old white male of Clarence for failure to register motor vehicle and driving while license suspended. The suspect was transported to the Macon Police Department for processing and was later released on summons pending a municipal court date. On 02/01/14 at approximately 3:30pm, a Macon Police Officer made enforcement contact with a vehicle on Sunset Drive. As a result of the contact, police arrested a 42-year old white male of Clarence for careless and imprudent driving and failure to provide proof of insurance. The suspect was issued summonses and released pending a municipal court date. On 02/01/14 at approximately 9:20pm, an officer of the Macon Police Department made enforcement contact with a vehicle in the area of Bourke and Pearl Streets. During the contact, police found an active warrant for a passenger of the vehicle, a 24-year old white male of Macon. The male suspect was taken into custody for an active warrant out of Macon County for failure to appear on the charge of attempted burglary. The suspect was transported to the Macon County Jail to be held in lieu of bond. On 02/02/14 at approximately 3:00am, the Macon Police Department responded to a report of a burglary and assault taking place in the 100 block of West Bourke Street. Upon arrival, the victim reported a male subject forced his way into the victim’s apartment, assaulted the victim & then left the

area. The victim was caring for a small child at the time of the incident. A full description of the suspect was given and police located the suspect in a separate apartment in the 100 block of West Bourke Street. The suspect, a 49year old white male of Macon, was arrested for burglary, domestic assault and endangering the welfare of a child. He was transported to the Macon Police Department for processing and was later taken to the Macon County Jail where he was placed on 24-hour hold pending formal charges. On 02/03/14 formal charges were filed against Eddie W. Gravitt for burglary, domestic assault and endangering the welfare of a child with bond being set at $20,000.00 cash only. Gravitt remains in custody at this time. A criminal charge is merely an allegation and the defendant is, of course, presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.


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MO FENCE LAW REVISITED – I I know it seems like spring may never get it but it will so it’s a good time to re-discuss fences. I want to begin my yearly discussion of what is a very complicated fence law here in Missouri. There are various reasons for that, including the major differences in this state with crop and livestock counties depending on your location and the way the laws developed over time. It is critical to know and understand that counties have different laws and which one or ones impact you. The majority of the state {96 counties} are under what is known as the Updated General Fence Law that was last revised in 2001. This law (in some form) has been around since the Civil War. The other 16 counties {mainly in North Missouri} have the Local Option and Enclosure Act. It was designed to increase livestock owner’s rights and is very similar to the law in place in Iowa. The counties that have it voted it into law in their county at one time or another since the

law passed in 1963. Macon, Putnam and Sullivan counties are all local option counties while Clark is a general law county. You can go to to see a map with the exact counties that have the local option law. There are major differences in these laws and I will address them in the coming weeks. They include who’s responsible for building and maintaining a boundary fence, what is a legal fence, what portion of the fence is mine and other questions. Remember if you have specific questions on fence issues you can contact me at or 947-2705. REMINDERS Keep in mind you can access University of Missouri Extension resources 24 hours a day 7 days a week at www.extension., including upcoming events and programs, 4-H happenings, publications and other items of interest. This is the 100th anniversary of Cooperative Extension (and no I haven’t worked all those years).

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Graves Seeks Answers on Crop Insurance Asks USDA Inspector General to investigate matter Congressman Sam Graves (MO-06) is asking the Inspector General (IG) of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to look into crop insurance reviews of dozens of farmers in mostly Northeast Missouri. Graves sent a letter to USDA IG Phyllis Fong earlier this week urging her to investigate the matter. In November 2013, the USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) ordered an insurance underwriting agency to perform the reviews. Failure to comply with reviews would result in penalties totaling around $30 million for the farmers involved in the process. Producers required to participate were past and present customers of an insurance agency based in Northeast Missouri; many of these farmers went through a similar review process in 2009 with no legal implications or significant findings. “The documentation required for the reviews is extensive. For example, some farmers have been asked to produce documentation of yields dating back as far as 20 years. This is well past normal industry standards for document retention,” said

Graves, a farmer from Tarkio. “Even more puzzling is why RMA is reviewing many of the same farmers and years of production that they did just four years ago.” “I have heard from dozens of farmers in Northeast Missouri asking the same questions,” Graves continued. “A properly functioning crop insurance program requires healthy oversight; however, it appears RMA is acting out of bounds with these reviews and putting literally hundreds of hours of work on the backs of hard working farmers with no apparent evidence of illegal activity. For whatever reason, this agency seems to be on a witch hunt and has yet to produce any results. I do not think they realize the hardship they have put on businesses and families in the area.” Graves has been seeking answers from RMA since he first received reports of these actions from constituents. In December, Graves sent a letter to the Risk Management Agency, asking for an explanation of the reviews. Since that point, the agency has failed to respond to further questions, which led to Graves’ letter to Ms. Fong seeking further inquiry into the matter.

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Celebrate Random Act of Kindness Week

Kind Act Ideas 1. Just smile at one extra person. 2. Eat lunch with someone new—at school, at the office or just out and about. 3. Make sure to say I love you or give someone special an extra hug. 4. Volunteer for a Special Olympics Team, coach a youth sports team or even referee for an hour on a recreational league. 5. Take your kindness digital by downloading Kindr from the Apple App Store. Then brighten someone’s

day by sending a creative compliment, a hug or even a cute animal video. 6. Try a new vegetable or fruit or even try and cook something healthy and new for you or your family. 7. Attempt to park your car a little further away than normal as to provide that sweet spot for a pregnant lady, a person with special needs, an elderly person or someone who just needs a little more ease.

8. Send a positive message to someone in need or help someone who might not need it, but appreciates it. 9. Donate unwanted or unused clothes or household goods to a shelter, non-profit or animal rescue organization. 10. If you feel you just must make a monetary contribution and are insistent, buy someone’s groceries or offer to help pay for someone in line.

What does RAK mean by the “science” behind kindness? Practicing kindness is more than just a nice thing to do; it’s also beneficial to overall wellbeing. Is there actual proof that kindness improves society? Yes, kindness is scientifically proven to boost health, happiness and societal goodwill. Can kindness be taught? Yes! Kindness, like physical and academic skills, appears to be something that is not fixed, but rather can be enhanced with training and practice. A researcher from the University of Wisconsin says, “It’s kind of like weight training, we found that people can actually build up their compassion ‘muscle’ and respond to others’ suffering with care and a desire to help.” “Compassion and kindness training in schools can help children learn to be attuned to their own emotions as well as those of others, which may decrease bullying. Compassion training also may benefit people who have social challenges such as social anxiety or antisocial behavior.” — Richie Davidson, Neuroscientist and Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin, Madison Can kindness really illicit change, and how? Yes, because kindness is contagious. Acts of kindness have a positive three-way effect: There’s the positive effect on the recipient, and the positive effect on you— you might find yourself experiencing the positive emotion of the ‘helper’s high.’ But perhaps the biggest effect of all will be on a passer-by who just happens to witness the act. How can kindness improve your health? Volunteering results in more health benefits than exercising or quitting smoking. “Helping a neighbor, volunteering, or donating goods and services results in a helper’s high.” — Stephen Post, Author, “The Hidden Gifts of Helping”. People who volunteer live a longer more satisfied life. “People who volunteer tend to experience fewer aches and pains. Giving help to others protects overall health twice as much as aspirin protects against heart disease. People 55 and older who volunteer for two or more organizations have an impressive 44% lower likelihood of dying, and that’s after sifting out every other contributing factor,

including physical health, exercise, gender, habits like smoking, marital status and many more. This is a stronger effect than exercising four times a week or going to church.” — Christine Carter, Author, “Raising Happiness; In Pursuit of Joyful Kids and Happier Parents”. Giving to others reduces depression and improves well-being. Stephen Post of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine serves as president of the Institute for Research on Unlimited Love, which conducts and funds research on altruism, compassion and service. His research shows that when we give of ourselves, especially if we start young, everything from life satisfaction to self-realization and physical health is significantly improved. Mortality is delayed, depression is reduced and well-being and good fortune are increased. Committing acts of kindness lowers blood pressure. According to Dr. David R. Hamilton, acts of kindness create emotional warmth, which releases a hormone known as oxytocin. Oxytocin causes the release of a chemical called nitric oxide, which dilates the blood vessels. This reduces blood pressure and, therefore, oxytocin is known as a “cardioprotective” hormone. It protects the heart by lowering blood pressure. Helping others increases energy. “About half of participants in one study report that they feel stronger and more energetic after helping others; many also reported feeling calmer and less depressed, with increased feelings of selfworth.” — Christine Carter, UC Berkeley, Greater Good Science Center. Doing kind acts for others reduces anxiety. During four weeks, University of British Columbia researchers assigned people with high levels of anxiety to do kind acts for other people at least six times a week. The researchers found that doing nice things for people led to a significant increase in people’s positive moods. It also led to an increase in relationship satisfaction and a decrease in social avoidance in socially anxious individuals. How can kindness increase happiness? “People who engage in kind acts become happier over time…When you are kind to others, you feel good as a person -- more moral, optimistic, and positive.”

—Sonja Lyubomirsky, Professor of Psychology, UC Riverside. Researcher Elizabeth Dunn found that those who spend money on others reported much greater happiness than those who spend it on themselves. How can kindness build good will? “Kindness can jumpstart a cascade of positive social consequences. Helping others leads people to like you, appreciate you, to offer gratitude. It also may lead people to reciprocate in your times of need. Helping others can satisfy a basic human need for connecting with others, winning you smiles, thankfulness, and valued friendship.” — Sonja Lyubomirsky, Ph.D., professor of psychology, University of California, Riverside.

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About the Foundation The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation is the heart of the kindness movement whose aim is to help everyone create a better world by spreading awareness and increasing engagement in kind actions. About The Foundation Established in 1995 as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation provides a wide variety of materials on the website, including ideas for kind actions, ideas for educators and schools, activities and lesson plans, inspirational quotations, videos and workplace resources—all free of charge.


February 12, 2014 Wednesday FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS What does RAK stand for? The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation. Who is RAK? Established in 1995, the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation (RAK) is an internationally recognized nonprofit headquartered in Denver, CO, dedicated to inspiring people to practice kindness and pass it on to others. RAK provides free online resources to encourage acts of kindness across the globe, specifically in school communities. What are RAK’s goals? 1. To inspire others to be kind. 2. Legitimize kindness as a way to improve society. 3. Be a highly-regarded, visible social and emotional learning education program. How is RAK funded? RAK is privately funded through an endowment. How many people work at RAK? Although we have an international reach, we are a small, yet effective team. RAK has four full-time employees.


How many people are connected through RAK? (As of January 2014) Facebook: 142,000 Twitter: 8,000 Pinterest: 2,500 Website: 6,000 visitors/ week RAKtivists: 500 and counting Schools: 6 continents, 10,000 teachers and 30,000 students What are RAKtivists? The Foundation’s activists. RAKtivists believe that kindness can change the world and exemplify that in their day-to-day lives. The RAKtivist program recognizes these individuals and creates a community for kindness to flourish. Apply to be a RAKtivist. What programs are included under RAK? Educators: “Kindness in the Classroom” Education program Educators interested in professional development: Continuing Education Online Course Kindness Rockstars: Apply to be a RAKtivist Kindness Clubs: Start a RAK club Kindness University What is International RAK week? RAK Week is

a worldwide celebration of kindness that takes place the second full week in February each year. When are other important calendar dates for RAK? Although we encourage everyone to practice kindness daily, here a few special opportunities to do so: Teacher Appreciation Week: May 5-9, 2014 World Kindness Day: annually on November 13. Additional Information? Interested in world kindness? Visit for kindness ideas, inspiring videos, quotes, stories, and further ways to get involved. Interested in school kindness? V isit for free K-12 evidence-based, hands-on lesson plans, kindness club kits and activities. The activities include downloadable graphics, how-to videos, inspirational quotes and project ideas. Can kindness really improve society? Visit randomactsofkindne / k i nd ne ss-re search for research and studies describing the science of kindness.

machinery, we need humanity. More than cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness. -Charlie Chaplin (18891977), Comedic Actor, Filmmaker, Writer

unkindness - these are the gifts which money cannot buy. -Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894), Essayist, Poet, Novelist

Quotes of Kindness Your greatness is measured by your kindness; your education and intellect by your modesty; your ignorance is betrayed by your suspicions and prejudices, and your real caliber is measured by the consideration and tolerance you have for others. -William J.H. Boetcker (1873-1962), Religious Leader, Influential Public Speaker When we feel love and kindness toward others, it not only makes others feel loved and cared for, but it helps us also to develop inner happiness and peace. -The 14th Dalai Lama (1935), Head Monk Of The Gelugpa Lineage Of Tibetan Buddhism We think too much and feel too little. More than

We cannot tell the precise moment when friendship formed. As in filling a vessel drop by drop, there is at last a drop which makes it run over; so in a series of kindness there is at last one which makes the heart run over. -Dr. Samuel Johnson (1709-1784), Poet, Essayist, Lexicographer

To be rich in admiration and free from envy, to rejoice greatly in the good of others, to love with such generosity of heart that your love is still a dear possession in absence or unkindness - these are the gifts which money cannot buy. -Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894), Essayist, Poet, Novelist

To be rich in admiration and free from envy, to rejoice greatly in the good of others, to love with such generosity of heart that your love is still a dear possession in absence or

Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind. Henry James (1843-1916), Author

FEBRUARY 2014 Sunday


Theme: Compassion Tuesday




Saturday 1 Be an Encourager Day Gather your friends or family. Tell each other what makes him/her wonderful

2 Wild Bird Feeder Month Set out seed for the neighborhood birds.

9 Write a letter to someone who made a positive difference in your life.

3 Laugh out loud often and share your smile generously.

RAN_______ 10 Tell new parents they are doing a great job.

4 Be patient and support someone who is having difficulty learning.

5 Give up your seat to a pregnant, physically challenged or elderly person.

6 Pay a Compliment Day Compliment the first 10 people you talk to.

7 Buy a homeless person a meal.

8 Library Lovers’ Month Donate used books to your local library.

DOM______ 11 Offer the handyman a cold drink, cup of coffee or tea.

ACTS_____ 12 Leave 10 encouraging sticky notes around your office or school.

OF_____ 13 Bake cookies to share at work or school.

KIND_____ 14 Valentine’s Day Hand out candy hearts with messages to everyone you see.

NESS_____ 15 Say “Good morning!” to each person you pass.

22 Give directions to someone who is lost.

WEEK____ 16 Responsible Pet Owners Month Adopt a pet and have it neutered.

17 Donate towels and blankets to a pet shelter.

18 Write a note thanking your veterinarian.

19 Offer to pet-sit for free.

20 Love Your Pet Day Spend 10 extra minutes doing something your pet loves.

21 Pick up after someone else’s pet (and your own, of course!)

23 Friendship Week Ask someone how s/he is, look him in the eye & really listen.

24 Smile at someone.

25 Renew a friendship with someone.

26 Help an unemployed friend.

27 Bake cookies & share them with a neighbor.

28 Eat lunch with someone new.






The Home Press


February 12, 2014 Wednesday

The Legend of St. Valentine

The history of Valentine’s Day--and the story of its patron saint--is shrouded in mystery. We do know that February has long been celebrated as a month of romance, and that St. Valentine’s Day, as we know it today, contains vestiges of both Christian and ancient Roman tradition. But who was Saint Valentine, and how did he become associated with this ancient rite? The Catholic Church recognizes at least three different saints named Valentine or Valentinus, all of whom were martyred. One legend contends that Valentine was a priest who served during the third century in Rome. When Emperor Claudius II decided that single men made better soldiers than those with wives and families, he outlawed marriage for young men. Valentine, realizing the injustice of the decree, defied Claudius and continued to perform marriages for young lovers in secret. When Valentine’s actions were dis-

covered, Claudius ordered that he be put to death. Other stories suggest that Valentine may have been killed for attempting to help Christians escape harsh Roman prisons, where they were often beaten and tortured. According to one legend, an imprisoned Valentine actually sent the first “valentine” greeting himself after he fell in love with a young girl--possibly his jailor’s daughter--who visited him during his confinement. Before his death,

it is alleged that he wrote her a letter signed “From your Valentine,” an expression that is still in use today. Although the truth behind the Valentine legends is murky, the stories all emphasize his appeal as a sympathetic, heroic and-most importantly--romantic figure. By the Middle Ages, perhaps thanks to this reputation, Valentine would become one of the most popular saints in England and France. (Information from the History Channel)

Gifford Items

by Sharon Burns

Another inch of snow arrived January 20, with 0-5 below temperatures. Friday brought 40 to 50 mile winds. Friday & Saturday brought another 7 inches of snow. Karen Manigold held a lunch this week. Nancy Belfield, Fran Slaughter, Mary Ellen Brennizer & Fairy Worcester enjoyed the event. Donna & Jerry Gray enjoyed seeing Alaina Gray play basketball this week at the YMCA. Larry & Evonne Baker were Sunday dinner guests of Nancy & Gary Belfield Todd Gray spent the weekend with his parents Jerry & Donna Gray Roger & Mary Jarman and Lana Daniels enjoyed celebrating Mary’s birthday this past week.

Mike, Jennifer & Timerrick Gunnels, Nikisha & D.J. Couch were supper guests of David & Connie Gunnels. Janice Brokaw visited Donna & Buddy Seibold this week. Gary & Nancy Belfield attended the South West Rural Volunteer Fire Annual Meeting Tuesday. Gale & Dale McVay and Terry Perry, Gail, Colton & Logan Curtis visited Dean & Marietta Slaughter this week. The FLPP held its Winter Flea Market Saturday at Silver Rails Event Center last Saturday. A large crowd enjoyed the booths, soup, sandwiches & cookies. Todd & Jerry Gray visited Brian Gray this weekend. Lana Deniels visited her

mother & dad, Roger and Mary Jarman this week. Connie Gunnels visited Pearl Perry at La Plata Nursing Home Saturday. Gifford Christian Church held its Annual Congregational Meeting following church January 26. Attending were: David, Donnitta, Ashlee & Will Moore, Richard & Sharron Burns, Kirby Bailey, Debbie Newland, Donna Gray, Kim & Leighton Shoop, Donna Kelly, Jean Elliott, Mac McRay, Donna & Buddy Seibold, Chad, Amanda, Claire, Morgan & Shelby Belfield. They decided to hold a Ham & Bean Supper on March 26th. The following board members were elected: Kirby BaileyPresident, Chad BelfieldVice-President and Donna Gray-Secretary/Treasurer.


Farmer’s Wife Lavan and Jackie Eitel & Martha and John Rhein of Columbia spent January 29 and 30 visiting Wayne & Donna Agee in Topeka, KS. They also visited Larry & Brenda O’Hara. Donna is suffering from Cancer and is under Hospice care. Mike Buck and Bobbi Hamlin accompanied Verna Buck to Columbia for tests on January 29. She got a great report. Kevin East accompanied Cameron East to the Mayo Clinic January 28 to 31 returning home on Saturday February 1st. Loren and Patsy Pippin were recent Sunday visitors of Stella Tuggle. Also visiting recently were Carol Ward of High Point, NC. Kris and Lisa McDow were recent Saturday evening visitors of Janet & Stella, Greg Tuggle & Laura Tuggle were last Monday lunch guests, Susie Tuggle & Mary visit daily. Jackie Eitel visited friday with Ronnie Mason & Norma Grubbs in La Plata. Eddie Buck and Bobbi Hamlin enjoyed brunch with Verna Buck Sunday. Afternoon visitor was Mike Buck. WR and Eve Buck spent Sunday evening. Lisa McDow, Roxey and Babr Tuggle visited Stella Tuggle Tuesday. Susie Tuggle was also visiting. Erma Lee Billings received word of the death of her brother, JC Hawkins, age 82, of Mexia, TX. He is survived by wife, 2 daughters and 3 grandchildren. Services were held in Texas on Feb. 5. He was a 1949 graduate of La Plata high school.

Raymond & Carol Ward of High Point, NC visited recently with Jerry Thomas, Robert & Lori Smith, Traci & Kevin East, Tabithia & Jeremy Sawyer Linda& Ron Moore & families in La Plata & visited Carol Ward in Hallsville, MO. Sunday, Jan 26 dinner guests of Baxter & Nancy Haley were Virgil & Colleen Pippin, Kim & Paul Rodriquez, Vic & Diane Pippin, Robert & Kay Pippin of Atlanta, Jake Rodriquez, Cassie Kimmel, Cindy Gwinner of Eldon. Nancy and Baxter celebrated their 47th anniversary which was Jan 27. Alma Baker, Verna Buck, Dora Lovinger & Leland Collins assisted Candi Ralston with Bingo at La Plata Nursing Home on Friday, Jan 17. Jackie Eitel of Home Cir-

by Verna Buck

cle hosted the birthday party Friday, Jan 24, at La Plata Nursing Home. Marteena Gunnells, club members and resident assisted her, Celebrating birthdays were Maggie Cupp, Pauline Plumlee, David {Hoselton}, Betty Snyder, Marteena Gunnells, Richard Anderson, and Della Craig. Jackie and Lavon Eitel visited Carol Ann and Eddie Green in Macon Sunday evening. Also visiting were Robert and Pam Green. Sherry Pippin returned home Thursday, Jan 23, after spending several days caring for her sister Scarlet Horine in Carrollton, MO. Ronnie Brown of Linwood KS, David Thomas of Iowa and Jerry Thomas have been visiting Pat Thomas in Kiln, Miss.

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Below you will find the text from the letter John Cavett received along with his Knights of the Legion Honor Medal: Dear Mr. Cavett, It is a great honor and privilege to honor you with the Knight of the Legion of Honor medal. Through this award, the French governement pays tribute to the soldiers who did so much for France and Western Europe. More than 65 years ago, you gave your youth to France and the French people. Many of your fellow soldiers did not return, but they remain in our hearts. Thanks to your courage , and to our American friends and allies, France has bene living in peace for the past six decades. You saved us and we will never forget. For us, the French people, you are heroes. Gratitude and remembrance are forever in out souls. To show our gratitude, the government of the French Republic has decided to award you the Legion of Honor. Created by Napoleon, it is the highest honor that France can bestow upon those who have achieved remarkable deeds for France. Thank you for what you did and congratulation. Sincerely yours, Graham Paul Consul General de France a Chicago Next week, Febraury 19th, the remainder of the story will be published. Try not to miss it!

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In the Estate of William A. Tuggle, Deceased Estate No. 14MA-PR00006 NOTICE OF LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION GRANTED (Supervised) To All Persons Interested in the Estate of William A. Tuggle, Decedent:


On February 7, 2014, Mary J. Tuggle was appointed the Personal Representative of the estate of William A. Tuggle, decedent, by the Probate Division of the Circuit Court of Macon County, Missouri.

La Plata Nursing Home is seeking bids for the following projects:

The Personal Representative’s address is: 502 W. Phipps, La Plata, MO 63549.

1. Bathroom Updates/Remodel 2. Therapy room repair and paint 3. Installation of cabinets/shelves in new Activity Room These are three different jobs, and are to be bid separately.

Specification sheets are available at the Business Office and may be obtained during regular business hours of 8:30-5:00 Monday - Friday. Contact Debbie Cain, Administrator for further information at 100 Old Stagecoach Road or (660) 332-4315.

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The Personal Representative’s attorney’s name, business address and phone number is: Wallace W. Trosen, One Crown Drive, P.O. Box 267, Kirksville, MO 63501 and 660-665-4070. All creditors of said decedent are notified to file claims in court within six 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 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-month period and such two-month period do not extend the limitation period that would bar claims one 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 the decedent’s death: 11/18/2013 Date of First Publication: 02/ 12/2014 /s/ Denice Zebarth, Probate Clerk

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Ronald E. Musicant Client File No. 147895 For default in the payment of debt secured by a deed of trust executed by Ronald E. Musicant a/k/a Ronald Musicant, dated August 22, 2011, and recorded on August 30, 2011, in Book No. 962, at Page 129 in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, Macon County, Missouri, the undersigned Successor Trustee will on February 18, 2014, at 1:30 PM, at the South Front Door of the Macon County Courthouse, Macon, Missouri, sell at public vendue to the highest bidder for cash: A tract of land described as commencing at the center of Section Eighteen (18), Township Fifty-Seven North (57N), Range Fourteen West (14W), Macon County, Missouri; thence North 00 degrees 14 minutes East a distance of 457.01 feet to a point; thence due East a distance of 596.75 feet to a point; thence due North a distance of 64.00 feet to the Point of Beginning of the description herein; thence due North a distance of 200.4 feet to a point; thence due East a distance of 344.9 feet to a point; thence South 20 degrees 06 1/2 minutes West a distance of 213.40 feet to an easement for ingress and egress over and across the real estate as described in the Survey Book 11 Page 131 of the Deed Records of Macon County, Missouri MORE CORRECTLY DESCRIBED AS A tract of land described as commencing at the center of Section 18, Township 57 North, Range 14 West, Macon County, Missouri; thence North 00 degrees 14 minutes East a distance of 457.01 feet to a point; thence due East a distance of 596.75 feet to a point; thence due North a distance of 64.00 feet to the Point of Beginning of the description herein; thence due North a distance of 200.4 feet to a point; thence due East a distance of 344.9 feet to a point; thence due South 20 degrees 06 1/2 minutes West a distance of 213.40 feet to a point; thence due West a distance of 271.5 feet to the Point of Beginning, and an easement for ingress and egress over and across the real estate as described in the Survey Book 11 Page 131 of the deed records of Macon County, Missouri. , commonly known as 28632 Sunset Drive, Macon, MO, 63552 subject to all prior easements, restrictions, reservations, covenants and encumbrances now of record, if any, to satisfy the debt and costs. James D. Smiser, Successor Trustee First Publication: January 22, 2014. For more information, visit Run dates are: Jan 22nd, 29th, February 5th, 12th 2014 NOTICE Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, 15 U.S.C. §1692c(b), no information concerning the collection of this debt may be given without the prior consent of the consumer given directly to the debt collector or the express permission of a court of competent jurisdiction. The debt collector is attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose (Casefile No. 147895 / Invoice No. 147895-598616).

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February 12, 2014 Wednesday

Emily, Catherine, Terrin, and Trenten Harris: Hope your day is full of love and excitement. Love Aunt Beth, Uncle Aaron, and Kaden

Happy Valentine’s Day to Family & Friends From Ellen Coram Happy Valentines Day Rhiannon and Breann Love ya! Mom and Dad

Happy Valentines Day AJ Elizabeth, Love Mom! Happy Valentines Day , To My Super Kids, Zacharey, Chaneva, James, And Jeff, Love Mom And Dad. Happy Valentines Day Aunt Misty, Love AJ!

Happy Valentines Day To My Dad Happy Valentines Day Keith Turner. Leo, Love Sara! Love you. Sheri Happy Valentine’s Day Paige, Gentry & Kanon! Love you – Uncle Larry & Aunt Lori Happy Valentines Day Rachel And Andrew, Love Mom Happy Valentines Day CJ , Love Sara!

Happy Valentines Day Shon. It’s been fun being with you every moment of every day for the past seven months. Love Sharon! Happy Valentine’s Day To My Wonderful Husband Dustin! I Love You With All My Heart. Amy Happy Valentines Day To Grandmas Abbi Girl! On Valentine’s Day, 30 years ago, you sent me roses for the first time. Thanks for being my valentine all these years. We’ve sure had some fun. I love you! Lori Happy Valentine’s Day Branden! We are so happy that you have moved to Macon. You’re so much fun to hang out with! Love you buddy, Grandma Lori & Grandpa Larry

Happy Valentines Day Paco !!

Be My Valentine Ty Love, James

Happy Valentines Day, Rachel, Andrew, And Abbi, Love Randy And Belenda!

Happy Valentines Day Abbigail, Love, Grandpa Leo

Happy Valentines Day Jess, Love Sara!

Happy Valentines Day CJ, Love AJ!

Happy Valentines Day Grandpa Leo, Love AJ Elizabeth!

Happy Valentines Day Daddy, I Love You, Love Carlotta!

Happy Valentines Day Tammy And Happy Valentines Da Misty. Love, Tom, Love Sara And AJ Belenda And Randy

Happy Valentines Day JR From Carlotta, I Love You!

Happy Valentines Day, Josh, Jesse, Happy Valentines Day To My Bestie, John, And James, Love Sara And AJ Carlotta. Love Sara!

Happy Valentines Day, AJ Elizabeth, Happy Valentines Day, Landon, Love Mom Love Grandpa Leo Happy Valentines Day Deana and James, Love Your Fave Cuz Sara, Unc Leo, AJ, Rachel, Andrew And Abbi!

Happy Valentines Day Mom And Dad Witt, Love Randy And Belenda Happy Valentines Day Grandma, Love AJ!

Happy Valentines Day Mom And Dad Witt, Love Randy And Belenda Happy Valentines Day To Ann, Jake, And Bregan. Love Sara and AJ Happy Valentines Day Mom, Love Happy Valentines Day To My FamBelenda And Randy ily Near And Far. Love, Sara And AJ Elizabeth! Happy Valentines Day CJ. Love Dad, and Belenda! To Mindy: Happy Valentines Day babe! It is our first valentines together Happy Valentines Day AJ. Love, Dad- but there are so many more come. You are the best thing that has ever hapdy snd Steppy D! pened to me. I never want to lose you. I love you to the moon and back! Happy Valentines Day Abbi, Love AJ! Love, your girlfriend Nicole Happy Valentines Day to Joslyn West. Love you very much. Mom

Happy Valentines Day to My Aunt Jo Higgins up in Michigan! Love you! Sharon

Happy Valentines Day Shawn And Happy Valentines Day Sissy. Love AJ Family, Love Your Fave Cuz Sara, Unc Elizabeth! Leo, AJ, Rachel, Andrew , And Abbi! Happy Valentines Day To Nick Wyatt Happy Valentines Day Daddy And (3A) From AJ Steppy D, Love AJ Elizabeth! To Mark: I love you so very much. You Happy Valentines Day Mommy And make me smile and warm my heart. You are what makes my heart sing! Daddy Love Abbi Happy Valentine’s Day! Love, Your Sona



Happy Valentines Day Jess And Raymond And Kids, Love Sara And AJ Elizabeth Happy Valentines Day Aunt Lisa And Uncle Jason, Love Sara And AJ Happy Valentines Day Bobbie Jo, Dont Forget The Pop-Rocks, Love Sara! Danny, Roses are red violets are blue. Guess who loves you? WE ALL DO! Happy Valentine’s Day! Meredith

Bill & Sandy Lear, Happy Valentine’s Day to our favorite Royals fans! So proud of you for ditching those Cardinals and supporting the boys in blue this season. Opening day is just around the corner!! We appreciate your friendship and everything you do. Larry & Lori Happy Valentines Day Randy Bunch. You are a dear friend who brings me laughter. Love, Sharon! Happy Valentine’s Day Madison & Matthew Sturdy! We love you! Grandma Lori & Grandpa Larry Congratulations to Chariton Valley Telephone’s 2014 Couple of the Year celebrating 67 years of marriage…Marie and Leonard Rustemeyer of Salisbury!!!” Happy Valentines Day To Not Only My Boyfriend Casey But All My Family And Friend! I Love You All! Felicia Happy Valentines Day, Rachel And Andrew, Love Grandpa Leo Happy Valentines Day Randy, I Love You, Love Belenda

Happy Valentine’s Day Colby and Connor. Mom Loves You. Happy Valentines Day CPL Daniel, Love Mom To Mom/Grandma Happy Valentine’s Day Love you! Happy Valentines Day To My Bestie, Amy, Dustin, Colby and Connor Rissa, Love Sara! Love My Husband And All My Family!! Feeling Blessed! Jan Watts Zachary: Roses are red, Violets are blue, I was born beautiful, What happened to you? Roses are red, Violets are blue, faces like yours belong in the zoo, dont be mad I will be in there too, not in the cage but laughing at you. Love, Sheena Happy Valentines Day Great Grandpa Leo, Love Abbigail Peyton Strauch!

Raymond, To The Best Husband A Woman Could Ever Ask For. Thank You For Another Year Of Loving You And Having The Best Fairy Tale Ever! I Love You With All My Heart Your Wife, Jessica Norma and Bella, Daddy and I love you so much and wanted to wish you both a happy valentines day. Love, Mommy and Daddy Wood Love you Ellen Coram. From Us



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