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Ellen Coram Macon, MO Blood Drive Needs More Than Blood

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive on February 10, 2014, from 1:30 - 6:00 P.M., at the La Plata Christian Church. Psi Kappa Delta chapter of Beta Sigma Phi will sponsor the event. Twenty-eight units are the goal, and this should be very doable. I have been organizing the blood drives since the early to mid 90’s, but due to health issues, I need to find someone, or a small group, to take over the co-ordination of the blood drives with the Red Cross and take care of what needs to be done on the La Plata end. I am willing to orient someone and go with them through the process for as many drives as they need. La Plata has been so faithful for so many years, that I would hate to see the drives ending now. If interested, please call Becky Mohan at 660-332-7221.

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They are called “The Greatest Generation” for a reason. They were forged in the Great Depression and shaped the world in the war that engulfed all humanity. Now, too often we only think of them on holidays or when we see their mettle on the big screen. These are the men and women that bore the mantle of freedom on their backs and delivered to us the greatest country the world has ever known. I had the privilege of meeting and listening to one member of that generation. John Cavett, who makes his home in La Plata, took me on a journey back in time. As he spoke I could feel his pride and was touched by his humbleness. I will attempt to write his story and honor him but I can never thank him enough for the service he gave to this country. John Cavett was drafted into the Army in September of 1943 when he was 18 years old. Mr. Cavett joined the 179th Regiment of the 45th Infantry Division as a replacement at the battle of Anzio. The Allies had invaded Italy and were halted at the German Armies Gustav line of defense in central Italy. In an effort to break the stalemate, elements of the American 5th Army and the British 15th

Army Group invaded along a beach south of the Italian city of Anzio. The ensuing battle lasted for over four months until the German army withdrew to the North. The 45th Infantry Division had been blooded in one of the more savage engagements of World War Two. The Allies had losses which amounted to 17% of the total force. John Cavett was one of many to replace those fallen and carry on with the fight that would liberate Rome on June 4th 1944. We all know the date of June 6th just two days later; the allies invaded Normandy France on D-Day. Few of us know of Operation Dragoon, the invasion of Southern France, on the 15th of August. As part of the VII US Army Corps under General Alexander Patch, the 45th Infantry Division and John Cavett landed near Saint-Tropez, France. The initial invasion met little resistance. Back in the states people were able to watch what was happening on newsreel trailers which played before and after movies. In the photo included in this story, John Cavett is one of the men seen landing on the beachhead in southern France. One local hometown girl on recognizing him stood up and shouted to those around her

Pictured above is John Cavett holding his Knights of the Legion Honor Medal. (Photo by Randy Bunch)

“There is Johnny!” The war had touched home again. I asked Mr. Cavett when he was most afraid; he smiled and

said “From when I left Newport News until I came back to New York.” The 45th Infantry started Continued on Page 1B

Blaise Honored in Dedication Ceremony February 1, 2014 marked the dedication ceremony of the Heroes Way highway sign in honor of Michael Blaise of Macon. Blaise was killed in action on 1/23/04 when his helicopter crashed on its way back from a combat mission in Iraq. He was only 29-years old. The sign will be on the interchange of U.S. 63 and 36 in Macon.

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Pictured here with Shelby are her parents, Dan and Shelby Schaefer. On the back row is Assistant Macon Softball Coach Kyle Robuck, Gloria Rogers (softball volunteer coach), and two assistant coaches from CMU. Shelby is a senior at Macon High School who will be majoring in Athletic Training this fall when she attends CMU.

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Could local area schools get additional monies from the 2015 Missouri budget? According to Governor Jay Nixon, during his State of the State address, the answer is yes. The Governor’s “Good Schools, Good Jobs” plan, which he detailed during his State of the State address, will increase access to early childhood education and fully fund the state’s K-12 foundation formula by Fiscal Year 2016. Nixon’s proposed budget focuses heavily on education funding, primarily higher education and K-12. He proposes allocating an additional $493 million toward education, from preschool to graduate school. The budget

proposal includes an increase of $278 million for K-12 classrooms, putting the state on a path to fully funding the foundation formula in two years. The K-12 foundation formula, passed into law in 2005, establishes the state’s funding level for K-12 schools. This proposal would increase funding for: Macon County R-I by $488,744; Macon County R-IV by $24,958; La Plata R-II by $61,694; Atlanta C-3 by $31,465; Bevier C-4 by $88,574; and Adair County R-II (Brashear) by $40,171. Gov. Nixon has made public education in Missouri a top priority of his administration. Math and reading scores have increased on his watch and

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Missouri’s high school graduation rate is now the eighth highest in the nation. Over the past four years, Missouri has also led the nation in minimizing tuition increases at its public universities. However, some state legislature members have a different take on the budget proposal. Following the State of the State Address, Missouri GOP leaders voiced concerns over increased funding to education outlined in the governor’s proposed budget. Following the address, Speaker of the House Tim Jones, R-St. Louis County, said he would prefer Gov. Nixon propose legislation to improve the education system rather than “throw

more money at the problem.” “I thought there was a bit of rhetoric in parts of his speech, and to a degree maybe a condescending tone,” Senate President Pro Tem Tom Dempsey, R-St. Charles County, said following the address. Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Kurt Schaefer, R-Columbia, said Gov. Nixon’s budget proposal likely exceeds available revenues by at least $250 million. The legislature has until early May to give final approval to a spending plan for the 2015 fiscal year that starts July 1. That budget then will go back to Gov. Nixon, who can cut it but not add to it.

Project Linus will also be accepting donations of 100% cotton fabric, low loft batting, yarn and other blanket making supplies at this event. All completed blankets donated will be eligible for a chance to win a new sewing machine compliments of Quilted Square, LLC. No sewing experience is needed to join the fun! Project Linus is a nationwide volunteer organization, whose mission is to

provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children through the gift of new, handmade blankets. The North Central Missouri Chapter has distributed over 6,000 blankets to area children. For more information, contact Conni Douvier at (660)947-4315, e-mail at douvier@nemr.net, or on the web at www.projectlinus.org.

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and Comfort It happens only 1 day each year and the time is fast approaching for the 15th Annual Project Linus National “Make A Blanket Day” where local residents can provide comfort through new, handmade security blankets to seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need children aged 0 to 18 years. Conni Douvier, North Central Missouri Chapter Coordinator for Project Linus, and other local vol-

unteers will be making and collecting new, handmade quilts, fleece, knit and crochet blankets at the El Kadir Shrine Club, 2401 S. Baltimore Street, in Kirksville. The public is invited to attend the Sew-In event on Saturday, February 15th, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Participants may bring a completed blanket, or bring their own sewing machine and complete one of the pre-cut kits available during the Sew-In event.

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Katherine “Kat” Stuck

Ronald B. Benson

by Dr. H. Wade Paris

“We are going to have a temperature swing of 50 to 70 degrees”, he exuded loudly. “That’s extreme!” His reference was to Sunday’s weather forecast. Then he repeated that oft remembered cliché, “If you don’t like the Missouri weather, just wait—it will change.” His words “That is extreme”, still ring in my ears. Most of our weather is average. We call it normal. In fact, most of life is normal. When life moves out of the normal range, we notice and often get concerned. Moving from normal into the extreme can be unpleasant, like subzero weather. All too frequently, the extreme is just downright evil like a gunman in a school or mall. But lest we forget, the extreme can also be good. Listen to these stories. A mother with a rare genetic eye disorder, already blind in one eye, was losing sight in the other eye. Her doctor told her of an injection that might help treat her condition; however, the injections were terribly expensive, and they had little money. The mother opted to give the injections to her daughters, who also have the dis-

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order. Today, the mother is completely blind; but her two daughters see. That is extreme. When Larry learned his wife’s only kidney was failing fast, he knew they needed a donor kidney soon. Larry took to the streets wearing a huge sign that said in red letters, “NEED KIDNEY 4 WIFE”. One hundred strangers volunteered, and a donor was found. That is extreme. Yes, there are still people who will move into the extreme—even extreme sacrifice—for deserving people. The Bible says it this way, “Scarcely for a righteous man will one die (suffer); yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die. . .” (Romans 5:7a) The key words in that verse are “for a good man”. Many are willing to be seriously inconvenienced for someone else provided that someone is deserving and appreciative. However, the next verse enlarges the sacrificial circle, “While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8) Jesus died for us all, even those who hate Him. Now, that is extreme—extremely good!

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December 1, 1934 - January 10, 2014

Katherine “Kat” Stuck, 79, of Macon, MO, passed away Monday, January 27, 2014, at Macon Health Care Center in Macon. Kat was born on September 1, 1934, in Ardmore, MO, the daughter of Alford B. and Ethel F. (Andrews) Christianson. She was united in marriage to Robert Thomas Stuck in Macon on September 19, 1953. Kat was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church in Macon. She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, and was the 2013 Missouri Nursing Home Queen. Kat also enjoyed her stay at Macon Health Care Center, Crossword Puzzles, gardening, and mowing the yard. She is survived by her daughter Tammy Richardson and husband Bob of Macon, her son Brad Stuck and wife Stacey of Bevier; four grandchildren; Lynette Amos and husband R. J. of Macon, Tim Richardson and wife Kayla of Macon, Robert and Valerie Stuck of Bevier, MO, and several nieces and nephews. Kat was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, her son Brian Stuck, one brother and two sisters. Mass of Christian Burial was on Thursday January 30, 2014, at 11:00 am at the Immaculate Conception Church in Macon with Father Dave Veit officiated. Burial was in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Macon.

Ronald B. Benson, 79, of Morris, passed away Friday morning, January 10, 2014 at his home. Funeral services were held at 11:00 am on Friday, January 17, 2014 at Fruland Funeral Home, 121 W. Jefferson St., in Morris with Pastor Patrick Lohse officiating. Interment will take place at a later date. Masonic rites were held at that time. Born December 01, 1934 in Mazon, he was the son of noble and Anna (Skogen) Benson. He graduated from Mazon Township High School with the class of 1952. Later he graduated from DeVry Institute in Chicago. Ronald married Janice Gordon on June 21, 1958 in Mazon at the Park Street Congregational Church. For most of their married life they lived in Plainfield and Morris. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was employed as an ironworker for Local No. 1 in Chicago. Survivor’s include his loving wife, Janice of Morris; two sons, Dale (Kim) Benson of Tomball, TX and Scott (Maureen) Benson of St. Peters, MO; one daughter, Kim (Thomas) Page of Montgomery; one daughter-in-law, Susan Benson of Pontiac; eleven grandchildren; three great grandchildren; three step grandchildren; two step great grandchildren; one brother, David (Daleene) Benson of Lynnwood, WA; several nieces and nephews, and a sister-in-law Darlene Van Keuran. He was a cousin to Ronnie and Jim McHenry of La Plata. Preceding him in death were his parents; one son, Michael in 2012; three brothers, Donald, Kenneth and Gerald Benson; three sisters, Bernice Reader, Anna Mae Blake and Melva Welch. He was a member of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Mazon Mason Lodge No. 826, Boot Kickers Dance Club and former volunteer fireman and an EMT in Bolingbrook. He enjoyed his time on the computer, auction sales and camping. Memorials may be given to the American Kidney foundation.

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You may be wondering what on earth I am talking about with the title. It is quite simple. We all have expectations about most everything. The question is do we have realistic expectations or false expectations? For instance: I had the expectation when my wife and I got married that she would fix me fried chicken, mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, pinto beans, crescent rolls and sweet tea every Friday. Sounds good, doesn’t

Pastor Sam Owens Evangelism, Missions, & Discipleship Pastor Macon First Baptist Church it? Well, apparently this delicious expectation was a false one. You see I have high cholesterol and my wife has decreed herself to be the family doctor and food police. So my weekly expectation has turned into a once a quarter reality. Now the problem is if I continue to come home on Friday nights expecting fried chicken. There is nothing but disappointment waiting for me. This discussion of fried chicken may be humorous

to you. It is not to me! (I really like fried chicken.) It is not humorous when you recognize this touches all of our marriages and is behind much of our marital discord. We all have expectations about sex (how often, when, where, how), chores (who is cooking? who is doing the dishes? who is taking out the trash? who is going to help the children with their homework?), discipline of children (who will do it? spanking and/or time outs?), money (spend or save? how much will be given to charities? how much will be set aside for retirement?) cars (new or used?), which way should the toilet paper be put on the dispenser (flap facing up or down?). This list could be continued for pages. My point is, we all bring

to our marriages expectations. Our expectations do not always line up with those of our spouse’s. We can either ignore the fact that we have expectations and that they do not line up with our spouse’s, which will lead to disappointment and frustration. Or we can pull our heads out of the sand. We need to check our expectations. Do we have realistic or false expectations? We need to communicate our expectations clearly with each other and be willing to compromise with each other. Do you want more peace and less frustration in your marriage? One step in the right direction is to do away with false expectations. Try not to give up the chicken though!

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Macon Police Department Report On 01/13/14 at approximately 1:00 pm, an officer of the MPD made enforcement contact with a vehicle in the area of Missouri and Walnut Streets. As a result of the contact, police arrested a 28-year old white male of Macon for driving while license suspended. The suspect was transported to the MPD for processing and was later released pending a municipal court date. On 01/13/14 at approximately 3:15 pm, the MPD School Resource Officer investigated a complaint of careless driving in the school’s circle drive and parking area. It was reported a male subject had parked in the bus loading area and then attempted to leave the area after being parked in by buses. The male subject reportedly drove on the school’s sidewalk area in order to leave the area. As a result, police arrested a 36-yearold white male for careless driving in a parking lot. The suspect was issued a summons and released pending a municipal court date. On 01/14/14, the MPD was contacted by a local business about a forgery of a check occurring the previous evening. A Macon Police Officer responded to the scene to investigate. It was reported by the business an employee accepted a check from a customer and the business later learned the check was a forgery. Additional

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information was gathered for further investigation. As a result, on 01/17/14 police arrested a 29-yearold black female of Macon for forgery. The female suspect was processed at the MPD and was later taken to the Macon County Jail where she was placed on 24-hour hold pending formal charges. Formal charges were later filed against Heather C Mitchell of Macon for forgery with $9,000.00 bond. On 01/14/14 at approximately 3:30 pm, the Macon Police Department was contacted by a medical center reporting they were treating a victim of sexual assault occurring in the city limits of Macon on 01/13/14. A Macon Police Officer obtained further information regarding the report and is currently investigating the report. The 25-year old victim reported the incident occurred at approximately 8:15pm on 01/13/14. This case remains under investigation at this time. On 01/14/14 at approximately 11:20 pm, an officer of the MPD made enforcement contact with a vehicle in the area of Wentz and Bourke Streets. As a result of the contact, police arrested a 29-year old white female of Macon for driving while license suspended. The suspect was transported to the MPD for processing and was later released pending a municipal court date. On 01/15/14 at approxi-

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mately 4:00 pm, the MPD received a report of a burglary and assault occurring earlier on the same date in the 700 block of West Oak Street. It was reported a white male suspect entered the victim’s residence and assault the victim and fled the area. The victim then responded to the MPD to report the incident. Police obtained a full description of the suspect known to the victim. As a result, police located and arrested a 35-year-old white male for burglary, assault and property damage. The suspect was processed at the MPD and was later taken to the Macon County Jail where he was placed on 24-hour hold pending formal charges. Formal charges were later filed against James W. Myers for burglary, assault in the third degree and property damage with $20,000.00 cash only bond. The suspect remains in custody at this time. On 01/15/14 at approximately 4:15 pm, a victim reported damage to their vehicle to the Macon Police Department. The victim reported they had been parked in a business parking lot in the 500 block of East Briggs Drive prior to noticing the damage to the vehicle. The damage appeared to have been caused by being struck by an unknown vehicle. An estimate of the damage was not available at the time of the report. This case remains under

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investigation at this time. On 01/16/14 at approximately 3:40 am, a Macon Police Officer responded to a report of a subject loitering a business in the 1700 block of North Missouri Street. Police responded to the business to make contact with a male suspect. As a result, police discovered the 47-year-old white male of Holts Summit (MO) had active warrants out of Audrain and Montgomery counties (in MO) for traffic violations. The suspect was placed under arrest and transported to the Macon County Jail to be held in lieu of bond on the active warrants. On 01/16/14 at approximately 2:34 pm, the MPD received a report of a burglary occurring in the 100 block of Vine Street. The victim reported the incident occurred between 9:00 am - 2:00 pm on 01/16/14, stating they returned home to find an exterior door to their apartment was damaged and items were missing from the residence including clothing and DVDs. This case remains under investigation at this time. On 01/16/14 at approximately 6:25 pm, the MPD responded to a report of a disturbance in the 300 block of South Rollins Street. As a result, police arrested a 41-yearold white male of Macon for assault. The suspect also had an active arrest warrant out of LaFayette County (MO) for a traffic

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Kolton Gonnerman Signs Letter of Intent Centerville senior Kolton Gonnerman has signed his letter of intent to play baseball for Marshalltown Community College. Kolton had a 7-3 record from the mound during his junior season for the Big Reds, posting a 1.03 ERA with 86 strikeouts.

Offensively, Kolton had a .325 batting average with three home runs last season. Kolton is the grandson of Bob Moore and Joyce Moore of Centerville, Iowa and Hank and Deanna Gonnerman of La Plata, Mo.

Pictured from left to right is Centerville Big Reds head baseball coach Bill Huisman, father Kendal Gonnerman, mother Amy Gonnerman, Kolton, Marshalltown Community College assistant baseball coach Chris Beall and brother Karson Gonnerman. (Photo by Kyle Ocker/Daily Iowegian)

violation. The suspect was released pending a municipal court date for the assault and was transported to the Macon County Jail to be held in lieu of bond for the active warrant. On 01/17/14 at approximately 1:20 am, an officer of the MPD made enforcement contact with a vehicle in the of Bourke and Rutherford Streets. As a

result, police arrested a 43-year-old white male of Macon for driving while license suspended, failure to stop at a stop sign and failure to provide proof of insurance. The suspect was processed at the MPD and was later released pending a municipal court date. Continued on Page 6A

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Another big howdy from the Black Diamond Jubilee. We had a wonderful show January 25th with special guests Karmen and Kelli from the Quincy, Ill area. This dynamic duo is always lots of fun and these two singing sisters thoroughly entertained our audience. Coming up Feb 8th is the great voice of Becky Blackaby from Paris, MO. Becky just recently sang the National Anthem at the MU basketball game

in Columbia, MO. She has an outstanding style of country music. Appearing also is Rayce Truitt from Macon. Rayce is a huge Johnny Cash fan, so you can bet you’ll hear some of his songs. Don’t miss these two great acts! Looking ahead to Feb 22nd, we will have Fiddlin’ Steve Head, the Sullivan County Plowboy along with Pat Sharmin. Steve and Pat have been part of the Rathburn Country

Music Show in Iowa for the past several years. We are also glad to have Jolene Fuqua from Moberly with us too. Jolene is Jim, our steel players daughter. She is back after spending time in Nashville. Don’t miss this exciting show. If you like good country singing and outstanding fiddlin’, we’ll keep you toetapping all night long!

Representative Courtney Allen Curtis, D-Berkeley, recently introduced HB 1624, which would designate the “high five” as Missouri’s official greeting. After filing the bill, Curtis issued the following statement: “The high five is friendly, fun, and can lift spirits; and with tensions running high in the Capitol building, the high five might be just what Missouri needs. Both Republicans and Democrats are passionate about their issues, and sometimes that passion can cause our legislators to be on edge. An official state greeting could help to

break up the monotony of the day-to-day work and promote a friendlier environment between both sides of the aisle. “This bill was designed to actually get children involved in our political process. These type of bills are used to engage our youth, many of whom I visit with in my district. In an election year, tensions are often at all-time high, so I think it’s a great way to break the partisan gridlock.” Curtis noted that in an effort to address the more serious issues in the upcoming session, the bill is an attempt to create some

level of bipartisanship. “We won’t agree on many things this session, but it’s important that we have the right attitude and ease the tensions as we address the concerns of the people of this state,” Curtis said. Curtis hoped the bill would highlight the rollout of his entire agenda for this session. “I filed a bill this week to cap tuition for school transfer students and one to attract future startup companies; hopefully this bill also sheds light on the tougher issues I’m currently addressing,” he said. Curtis added, “Some states have their own of-

ficial soft drinks and desserts. Missouri even has an official dinosaur. But we do not have an official form of the most basic human interaction: greeting each other. I feel that the high five is the perfect fit for an official state greeting because it’s a form of celebration and promotes positivity among our citizens.” In addition to his legislative duties, Representative Curtis is the Chairman of the Freshman Bipartisan Issue Development Committee. For information, contact Representative Curtis’ office at 573-751-0855.

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Macon Police Report On 01/17/14 at approximately 10:20 am, a victim reported to the MPD a burglary had occurred between 01/16/14 at 6:30 pm and 01/17/14 at 10:15 am. The victim reported returning to the residence to find it had been ransacked and items were missing. A Macon Police Officer responded to the call. It was reported that several items were stolen from the residence including a handgun, a paintball gun and clothing. The items stolen are valued at approximately $450.00. This case remains under investigation at this time. On 01/04/14, a victim reported to the MPD they were being harassed by a male subject. The victim stated the male suspect had been going to their residence at odd times over the previous 30 days or so. The victim also stated they were approached by the suspect at a local business and would not leave the victim alone during the time the victim was in the business. The victim was instructed to contact the MPD if the problem continued. On 01/11/2014, the victim reported the suspect had attempted to contact them at their workplace. The victim expressed concern for their safety. In addition, the MPD received similar complaints from additional victims regarding the same suspect. On 01/18/2014, police located the suspect, a 21-year old white male of Macon, and placed him under arrest for harassment. The suspect was taken into custody and transported to the Macon County Jail where he was placed on 24-hour hold. Formal charges were later filed against Skyler Lewis of Macon for harassment with bond being set at $1,500.00 cash only bond. The suspect remains in custody at this time. On 01/21/14 at approximately 2:45 pm, the MPD was asked to assist the Macon County Juvenile Office and Children’s Division during a home visit in the 800 block of Vine Street. While conducting the home visit, the workers noticed items of concern and required the assistance of police. The MPD responded to assist the other agencies. While at the residence, police conducted a consent search locating several items of drug paraphernalia. As a result, police arrested a 22-year-old white male of Macon for possession of drug paraphernalia. The suspect was transported to the MPD for processing and was later released

pending a municipal court date. On 01/24/14 at approximately 3:20 am, an officer of the MPD made enforcement contact with a vehicle in the area of Redbud and Eastern Drives. As a result of the contact, police arrested a 17-year old white male of Macon for minor in possession of tobacco. The suspect was issued a summons and released pending a municipal court date. On 01/24/14 at approximately 4:25 pm, a victim reported to the MPD their vehicle was damaged while parked in a business parking lot in the 700 block of East Briggs Drive between 1:15 pm and 3:00 pm on the same date. The victim stated the damage was not noticed until they returned home. An estimate of the damage was not available at the time of the report. This case remains under investigation by the Macon Police Department. On 01/24/14 at approximately 5:50 pm, officers of the MPD obtained information of a female subject with an active felony warrant possibly being inside a residence in the 800 block of Vine Street. Police responded to the area and made contact with two subjects, one of which fit the description of the suspect. As a result, police arrested a 30-yearold white female of Macon for felony probation violation out of Macon County. The female was taken into custody and transported to the Macon County Jail to be held in lieu of bond. On 01/26/14 at approximately 6:30 pm, the MPD investigated a report of possible drug activity at a residence in the 300 block of West Union Street. As a result, police obtained and executed a search warrant for narcotics within the residence. During a search of the premises, police located numerous items of drug paraphernalia, marijuana, tobacco and alcohol products and synthetic cannabinoids. As a result, police arrested a 39-year-old white female of Macon for possession of drug paraphernalia. Police also arrested a 16-yearold male for possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, minor in possession of alcohol and minor in possession of tobacco products. Police contacted the Macon County Juvenile Office to assist due to the male suspect being a juvenile. The juvenile was turned over to the Macon County Juvenile Authorities. The female suspect was trans-

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ported to the MPD for processing and was later released pending a municipal court date. On 01/27/2014 at approximately 10:00 pm, the MPD received information of a wanted suspect with a felony warrant out of the State of Louisiana was possibly at a residence in the 100 block of Fourth Street in the city limits of Macon. Officers attempted contact when the suspect fled from the back of the residence on foot leading to a short foot pursuit before officers apprehended the suspect. As a result of the contact, an investigation was initiated due to suspicious property found within the residence. The suspect was taken into custody and transported to the Macon County Jail for processing after verifying his identity to be that of the wanted felon. Jasper L. Menzel, a 20-year-old white male of Camdenton (MO) had an active arrest warrant out of Leesville (LA) for theft of a motor vehicle with bond set at $25,000.00. The MPD also placed Menzel on 24hour hold pending further investigation and formal charges. Formal charges were later filed against Menzel for possession of burglary tools, possession of drug paraphernalia and receiving stolen property over $500.00 with bond set at $9,900.00. As a result of the investigation, it appears Menzel and 3 additional suspects are responsible for burglaries in several area jurisdiction to possibly include Macon, Adair, Monroe and Shelby Counties and towns within these counties. Numerous stolen items were recovered by the MPD from the residence on Fourth Street to include tools, jewelry, air pistols, hunting items and small collectibles taken from storage areas, garages and/or sheds/barns. If anyone is missing items from their storage areas, they are encouraged to contact their local law enforcement and report it in an effort to assist our agency in identifying possible owners of the recovered items. In addition to the formal charges filed against Menzel, officers are working to complete warrant applications on the additional three suspects, who were arrested recently and are in custody in Monroe County on similar charges at this time. A criminal charge is merely an allegation and the defendant is, of course, presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Polar Vortex = COLD!

If you have been wondering why it’s been so cold the last few weeks, the reason is called a Polar Vortex. The easiest explanation of a polar vortex according to CNN is a circulation of strong, upper-level winds that normally surround the northern pole in a counterclockwise direction - a polar low-pressure system. These winds tend to keep the bitter cold air locked

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in the Arctic regions of the Northern Hemisphere. It is not a single storm. On occasion, this vortex can become distorted and dip much farther south than you would normally find it, allowing cold air to spill southward. The upper-level winds that make up the polar vortex change in intensity from time to time. When those winds decrease significantly, it can allow the

vortex to become distorted, and the result is a jet stream that plunges deep into southern latitudes, bringing the cold, dense Arctic air spilling down with it. Normally a temperature of -7 would be considered cold, but when you factor in the windchills, the cold has been unbearable. There is a silver lining however. Spring officially is here in 42 days!

Brashear Holds Awards Assembly

On Thursday, January 30th, Brashear Elementary held their monthly awards assembly. Students received their A-B-C awards for Academic Achievement, Good Behavior, and Outstanding Character. Pictured are: Front: Piper Magruder, Hali Claybrook, Bailee Crandall, Jake Holcomb, Gunner Lonberger, Andrea Shaw, Macie Hocker, back: Aubrey Bleything, Kaelyn Sullivan, Haley McNamar, Max Montgomery, Lucas Keller, Trace Gottman, Jace Snelling, Callie Althide, Autumn Hart, Helen Smith, Andrew Delaney, and Austin Ray. Not pictured are: Macy Darnel and Madison Taylor.

Students also receive awards each month for demonstrating the 7 Habits of Highly Effective people, a new program at Brashear Elementary. Out of 125 nominees for the months of December and Janaury, a student from each class was picked. Pictured are: Avery Zentz, Jack Reeves, Jayden Cima, Callie Althide, Bailee Crandall, Emily Shaver, and Peyton Osborn.

February OATS Schedule in Macon County

OATS transportation is available to anyone regardless of age, income, disability, race, gender, religion, or national origin. There will be NO SERVICE February 17th (Presidents Day). From Macon County to: Columbia: 1st Monday

Macon: 2nd Monday & 3rd Tuesday Kirksville: 4th Monday & 1st Tuesday Moberly: 2nd Tuesday Macon in town Friday County Committee Meeting: February 10, Macon, OATS Northeast Regional Office, 10:00 a.m.

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All OATS meetings are open to the public! To Columbia on the WEEKLY EXPRESS: Monday, Wednesday, Friday: Service along Hwy 63 from Lancaster to Kirksville to Macon to Moberly to Columbia. The bus will deviate five miles off of Hwy 63 to pick riders up. If you live beyond the five miles you will meet the bus at a pick up point. To Schedule a ride for the above routes, call 800-6546287. To schedule a ride for Contract Trips call Norma Benson 660-385-7734 “Anyone can ride! OATS, Inc. Is not just for seniors, but for Rural Missourians regardless of age or income that are in need of transportation. Individuals, organizations, groups, or agencies may contract with OATS for transportation services. Special

Agreements may extend for as little as one hour or for one year with an option for renewal. If you or your group need transportation services beyond what is scheduled in the county, OATS might be able to accommodate you. For schedules or more information call your regional office at 1-800-6546287, or visit our website at www.oatstransit.org.” OATS is funded, in part, through contracts with the Missouri elderly and Handicapped Transportation Assistance Program (MEHTAP), the Northeast Missouri Area Agency on Aging, the Missouri department of transportation, rider donations, and private contributions. OATS is an equal opportunity employer M/F/H/V, non-profit, tax-exempt organization.

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Family Literacy Center GED Orientation – Macon Area Education Center 8:30 am Ben Franklin Cust.Appreciation Days – Downtown Macon Macon County Historical Society Meeting – MCHS Museum 6 pm Macon County Cattlemen’s Banquet – Macon County Expo Center 6pm Macon Area Chamber of Commerce Membership Luncheon @ Noon Open House & 2014 Model Preview – Shoemakers RV Park 9 am – 5 pm Macon Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet – Elks Lodge 6pm 2 Day Horse & Saddle Sale – Lolli Borthers Livestock Market Inc.

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Adair County Court Proclaims Thank A Farmer Week

Join Missouri Farm Bureau members across the state, February 2-8, as they draw attention during Thank a Farmer Week to the important role played by farmers and ranchers. You can’t have a day without agriculture! From food, clothing, shelter, transportation, to personal hygiene items, medications, household items, all depend on agriculture. County Farm Bureau leaders across the state will reach out to share how agriculture impacts everyone. Agriculture is important

to the economy not only in Missouri but the nation. Today’s farmers grow food and do it with fewer resources than any other time in history. As consumer demands change, farmers meet those needs by providing an increasing variety of goods. According to the United Sates Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service, technology and innovations in agriculture allow one U.S. farmer to provide enough food and fiber for 154 people. Farms come in all sizes. Some are highly special-

ized while others are diverse. Statistics show farm families make up about 2 percent of the U.S. population, yet they provide for themselves and the other 98 percent. The role of the farmer is often taken for granted since grocery shelves are filled with an overwhelming number of food product choices. On average, nearly 40,000 different items are available to American shoppers. Restaurant menus boast a variety of items from which to choose. However, many people fail to connect the dots to realize farmers are the source of their supply of food, says Bob Jackson, Adair-Schuyler County Farm Bureau President.

Consumers in the U.S. spend less than 10 percent of their disposable income on food, based on USDA figures. That amount is less than any country in the world. Farming is about more than just food! Whether it is personal care products, medical items, school supplies, printed materials, sports equipment, manufacturing or construction products, agricultural products are in the formula. “Seldom do we stop and ask ourselves, ‘where did this come from?’ says Jackson. “Farmers and what they provide should not be taken for granted.” Agriculture is an important part of Adair and Schuyler County’s econo-

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The commissioners of Adair County join the Adair-Schuyler County Farm Bureau in honoring the agriculture producer by declaring February 2-8, 2014, Missouri Farm Bureau Thank A Farmer Week. Participating in the proclamation ceremony were Front Row: Carson Adams, Commissioner, Stanley Pickens, Presiding Commissioner, Mark Thompson, Commissioner; Back Row--County Farm Bureau Board Members: Mike O’Brien, Bob Jackson, Reese and Ashley McCarty, and Jack Winkleman.

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American Legion Post 282

On December 23, 2013 The American Legion Post 282 of La Plata, MO delivered Christmas bags of fruit to La Plata Veterans in the La Plata and Macon Nursing Homes. Fruit bags were given to: Roby Robinson and Herb Gilliland (both pictured) and David Hoselton (La Plata), Merle Matticks and Richard Crawford (Macon). Handing out the bags were ( l-r): Leland Collins, Tom Burton, Kenneth Wright and David Johnson. Also one was given to Holand Clem, who is the oldest member of the La Plata Legion with a continuous (non-broken) membership. Pictured with his wife , Ella Clem.

Clarence Care Center

By: Kim Hutcherson

Doug Beldon and Tim Harvey led Church services for the residents and their guests Sunday morning. Virgie Engle played the piano. Those attending were Isabel Hutcherson, Norma Latimer, Grace Killen, Blanche Hoffman, Doreena Young, Frank & Martha Mason, Jim Hill, Darrell McDowell, Helen Griswold, Dorothy Dee Daniel, Larry Vaughn, and Lou Ann Taylor. After lunch, Bill Bevan came out and read to ther residents. The residents were greeted by Buttercup the Clown, Monday morning. Big smiles were seen as Buttercup made her way through the halls inviting everyone to the CCC Winter Carnival in the Community Room. Tim Worstell, from Macon, came and performed magic tricks for the residents,

along with making all sorts of animals and flowers out of balloons. The residents loved having Tim here and were really amazed by all his tricks. Buttercup and the residents then started to play the full lineup of various carnival games. Each resident received a bouquet of lollipops and had their picture taken with Buttercup. Holly and the residents played Bingo this afternoon. The grand prize winners were Paul Tracy, Virgie Engle, and Frank Mason. Tuesday morning, Holly and the residents played the Nintendo Wii Bowling game. Congratulations to the top scorer, Martha Mason! This afternoon, it was more fun and games when the residents played Wheel of Fortune. Al Cadwell was here this evening and sang for the residents.

Harold and Molly visited bright and early Wednesday morning. Molly knows her way around the Care Center and of course the residents love the doggy kisses and paw shakes! The residents loved seeing Donna Barton today. She sang beautiful songs of faith which were so uplifting to everyone! Pastor Delbert Earlywine, from the Clarence United Methodist Church, led Bible study this afternoon. The study title was “Righteousness of Faith”. Scripture was read from Hebrews 3:20-21. The Friendship Design class met Thursday morning. They made valentine door hangers. This afternoon, Holly and the residents played the card game, Kings in the Corner. Blanche Hoffman and Darrell McDowell won the

most games. Friday morning, the residents played the card game, FanTan. Helen Griswold won the most games. Holly and the residents played Bingo this afternoon. The grand prize winners were Oreta Imler, Paul Tracy, and Doreena Young. Saturday morning, Ronnie Shores shared his collection of music and story cd’s with the residents. During Movie Time with Darrell this afternoon, the residents watched Young Guns. We would like to offer our very deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Vivian Leftridge. Thank you to all our wonderful volunteers that share so much with us throughout the week. You are all such blessings! Have a wonderful week!

Atlanta News

by Marsha Hammons

Ronnie Garnett celebrated his 60th birthday Saturday night with his family: Beth Garnett, Grady, Courtney, and Mick,Josh and Shannon Garnett and Kennedy, Jill Garnett, Matt Winkler, Josey and Jenny Garnett. They went out to supper and then went bowling. Stacy Stuart was a lunch guest of Dolores Harpster last Saturday. Julie Kay Howe, Dalton and Sheridan visited Basil Hammons at Loch Haven

on Sundayafternoon. Sunday dinner guests of Karl and Roberta Byers were Logan and Naomi Scheib of Atlanta. Brooke Beeson of O’Fallon stayed overnight with Wayne and Elizabeth Besson one night last week. Sarah Grinder and Mae Graham visited Rhoda Graham Saturday and cleaned house for her. Noah Graham visited Rhoda Graham Tuesday night.

Cavett’s Medals

Pictured are two of the medals earned by John Cavett (see story on Page 1A), the Medal for Humane Action and the Knights of the Legion Honor medal.

Heartland Headlines

by Kathy Nickerson

Heartland Christian College recently hosted a writer’s meeting at the Solid Rock Café. The group was open to anyone interested in writing for publication or for fun. An interesting mix of people turned out for the event. The group

included Bible College graduates as well as the college janitor. A basketball coach, a couple of moms, a retired veterinarian, and several folks from various walks of life gathered around the tables. Among the group were

poets, novelists, devotional writers, and future authors of how-to books. The first meeting was a great time of encouragement and inspiration with ideas thrown around for future gatherings. I am excited to find other writers

in the community. We all to develop our craft and learn how to better express ourselves through the written word. I’m sure this column will benefit from the critique of the group!

House Speaker Tim Jones Makes Propane Gas Pricing Investigation a Top Priority Speaker Tim Jones and the members of the Missouri House of Representatives will move quickly to obtain answers regarding the recent increase in propane gas prices. Jones has placed a resolution calling on the United States Department of Justice to investigate allegations of price gouging on the legislative fast track. Shortly after it was filed, Jones referred HCR 18 to the House Utilities Committee where it is expected

to be heard next week. The resolution specifically calls on the justice department to investigate the price increase of propane, the price disparity of propane among storage facilities, and the supply shortage of propane available to consumers. “The huge, unexpected price increase has been an enormous burden on many Missouri families and farmers who want nothing more than to have access to affordable heat-

ing during these bitterly cold months,” said Jones, R-Eureka. “We want to take every action possible to protect Missourians from what many fear is blatant price gouging. We know our local suppliers are not at fault, but we want the Justice Department to get to the root of this problem as quickly as possible.” The prompt action by the

Missouri House comes in response to a dramatic spike in propane pricing that saw per gallon rates triple in the span of a week. State Rep. Jay Houghton immediately filed HCR 18 to request an investigation by the justice department. The House Utilities Committee plans to hold a hearing to discuss the resolution Wednesday, Feb. 5.

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FCCLA Showcase

FCCLA (FHA to most of our readers) Showcase was held Thursday, January 30, where the students presented their service projects to prepare for the regional competition. Each group gave a presentation and created a storyboard to go along with it. The students will be scored on a number of criteria. Pictured left to right is each student and their projects. FCCLA Facts was Tucker Noah and Ameal Sturgeon. Kid’s Night Out was Madison Ebeling, Alexis Wood and Zach Fleak (Santa Claus). Snowshoe 5k was Seth Brown, LaDonna White and Morgan Kimmel. Stocking Stuffers was Laryn Pinkston. (Photo by Randy Bunch)

NECAC Offers HomeOwnership Classes By Carolyn Mueller

As Lily grew, Tara realized that she had a big dog with a lot of energy on her hands.

Tara knew she had to do something with Lily. When Tara was sidelined by a back injury, she found herself spending more hours on the couch than behind the lunch counter. While in recovery, she studied search and rescue dog training. Tara grew up in Springfield, Missouri, and even before she met her husband, Jeff, she was a member of a search and rescue (SAR) team. Later Tara lived in Newton County, where she worked as a 911 dispatcher. She met Jeff while working as an emergency medical technician (EMT), and the two worked together for a long time before moving to Joplin. There, Jeff continued his career, becoming chief paramedic officer and a rescue diver. Tara’s mother was also a dog trainer. Teaching Lily search and rescue seemed to be the perfect marriage of two family passions. Search and rescue dogs are animals that are trained to detect human scent. Dogs possess a phenomenal sense of smell and can pick up the scent of human skin, sweat, respiratory gases or gases released during decomposition. There are four main types of search and rescue dogs—airscenting, tracking, trailing and cadaver dogs. Airscenting search and rescue dogs sniff the wind to find a missing person. These dogs typically work off of a leash, and once their subject is found, they stay with them and bark to alert their handlers that the search was successful.

CHAPTER 2: Training A Search & Rescue Dog Tracking dogs have a different style. They usually work while on a leash, searching for their subjects with their noses to the ground. Trailing dogs combine both of these methods. They may smell both the air and the ground, following a specific scent that has been offered to them (through the missing person’s clothes or pillowcase) prior to the search. Finally, cadaver dogs are used to locate a deceased person. Cadaver dogs, like trailing dogs, will use a combination of all of these methods—on or off of a leash, ground or airscenting— to find their subjects. The difference is that cadaver dogs search for people who have already passed away while trailing dogs search for live victims. Any dog can be trained to be a search and rescue dog. Most dogs are intelligent animals with a strong sense of smell. As a Weimaraner, Lily is a member of a sporting breed. Tara realized that Lily was an intelligent dog, highly motivated to train and possessing a great sense of smell. Search and rescue seemed like a perfect fit. As soon as Tara was back on her feet, she trained Lily to become an airscenting dog, picking scents from wind currents and following them with Tara right behind. They started easy, playing hide and seek with Tara’s children in the backyard, before graduating to more sophisticated methods, eventually sniffing out tiny clues in order to locate individuals. Tara used positive reinforcement while training Lily. This means that when Lily did what Tara wanted her to, she was given a reward. Tara capitalized on

Lily’s hunting dog instincts, and as Lily followed her nose, Tara praised and rewarded her. Lily trained as a cadaver dog, prepared to find human remains, but it soon became apparent that Lily had an aptitude for finding live victims as well. Sometimes a trainer might use food to motivate a dog, but Tara and Lily have a special bond. They both have a passion for search and rescue work, and for Lily, SAR training is a natural extension of her hunting dog instincts. Lily loves to make Tara happy and vice versa. The two share a mutual trust. They are the ultimate team.

Dig A Little Deeper! Tara knows that search and rescue is a good fit for Lily’s personality and background. Visit The Canine Search and Rescue Association: searchk9team.org and summarize three to five important facts that you learn about the association. What is its purpose? How can you request its assistance? How can you enroll your dog for training? In the News: Search and rescue dogs often help in the event of a natural disaster. There are many natural hazards that might make the news: earthquakes, wildfires, volcanic eruptions, floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, etc. Watch for newspaper stories or pictures about such hazards. For each story, identify the natural hazards involved and their effect on people and places. For a companion teacher guide, visit mo-nie.com 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

The not-for-profit North East Community Action Corporation (NECAC) is offering free classes to people who want to become homeowners. “We have several opportunities for buyers right now,” said NECAC Homeownership Programs Director Debbie Smith, who has 15 years of experience as a real estate agent. “In particular, we have possibilities for lower and middle income families and individuals.” Participants will learn about housing opportunities and financing, obstacles to home-ownership, saving for a down payment, down payment assistance, recordkeeping, understanding credit, cash flow, meeting with financial institutions, getting a loan, taxes and other topics. “The classes prepare buyers to think along the line of ‘What is the true cost of buying this house, how long will we stay here and are we willing to spend our weekends cutting the grass?’” Smith said. Down payment assistance programs are available to people with concerns, and many of them ask that potential homeowners attend a homeownership class. “People think you have to have a large down payment or make a big salary to own a home, about that isn’t always the case,” Smith said. The benefits of owning a home often outweigh the cost, Smith said. “Some of the biggest smiles I have ever seen are on the faces of new homeowners.” Each year, NECAC homeownership program put 45 to 70 families on the road to a home purchase. The agency works in partnership with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Federal Home Loan Bank, NeighborWorks America, the St. Louis HOME Consortium and other agencies to provide home-ownership opportunities. NECAC is a 12-county area not-for-profit social service, community health and public housing Community Action Agency. NECAC contracts with federal, state and local governments, private businesses and other not-for-profit organizations to operate and administer self-sufficiency programs for the low-income, elderly, youth, disabled and disadvantaged. NECAC, headquartered in Bowling Green, operates service centers in each county. Homeownership classes are forming throughout NECAC’s 12-county service area. For more information, call Smith at (573) 324-6622.

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its push north into France to link up with General Patton’s third army moving south after D-Day. John Cavett was a member of H Company, a heavy weapons company of the 179th Regiment. The 179th had pushed into the French town of Meximieux on August 26th and had cutoff a large number of fleeing German Army Units. The German 11th Panzer (tank) division counterattacked on September 1st. John and 17 other men were hold by in what was a former rec hall for the French army. “They hit us with artillery and tanks from the southwest.” John’s unit did not have any anti-tank weapons with them and were soon surrounded by panzers as the battle raged in the streets of Merimieux. John and another private from St. Louis were standing on the top landing of a stair case when “everything went silent”. The other private left John to investigate and returned to tell John “We are surrendering.” On the afternoon of September 1st 1944 John Cavett was a prisoner of war. As Mr. Cavett spoke of this I watched as he turned away and his eyes teared up “Scared the hell out of me,” he whispered. Out of the two hundred members of his detail 170 plus had become casualties or killed. The Germans put John and another G.I. on the top of a tank and headed north. As the tank traveled they were guarded by the four man German tank crew. Along the way they forced to make a stop at a small French café to repair the tank. Three members of the crew left them alone with just the driver. John turned to his comrade and said, “They took off, hell,

lets us take off.” This was the first of four escape attempts by Mr. Cavett and also his shortest. They scrambled off the tank and headed down the street. When they came to alley they turned the corner and came face to face with the barrels of two German pistols. They were then taken to Leon France and interrogated by German intelligence. The second escape attempt John and four other Americans were being held in a barn. As the one guard holding them stood his post in front of the building, they worked a board lose and escaped out the back. They were able to stay on the run for two days before the Germans tracked them to a cornfield and pinned them down with machine gun fire until they surrendered. John was put aboard a boxcar with other allied POW’s headed for Germany. Mr. Cavett

told me the train had letters in English painted on top of each car that spelled out P.I.S.I.O.N.E.R.S. OF W.A.R to keep allied bombers from attacking it. One night the men on the train were awakened to bombs exploding all around them. Allied planes were bombing the train yard and its tracks. “We could not get out of the cars because they were locked.” The bombing got so close that the concussion of one explosion blew the door off of one boxcars. The next morning the prisoners were marched through the woods in heavy rain by a German Marines and forced into a coal car. They were shipped to Limburg France and the German P.O.W camp Stalag XIIA. “It looked like a big circus tent with straw on the floor to sleep on.” This was a transit camp the Germans used to move newly captured prisoners

to more established camps inside Germany. John’s next stop was Stalag VIIA, just outside Moosburg, Germany. Stalag VIIA was the largest German prisoner of war camp during WWII and covered over 86 acres. I asked John how well they were treated there and his reply was “It was a good place to start a reducing diet.” They were fed lots of potatoes, sauerkraut and fennel tea. The enlisted men were forced to work repairing damage that allied bombing was doing to the local city of Munich. The Americans would bomb during the day and the British at night. “We went in and filled bomb craters and pulled down damaged buildings, fixing what the bombs destroyed.” Please read Part Two in the next edition of The Home Press.

John Cavett is one of the men seen here landing on the beachhead in southern France in Operation Dragoon. One local hometown girl on recognizing him stood up and shouted to those around her “There is Johnny!”

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“The classes prepare buyers to think along the line of ‘What is the true cost of buying this house, how long will we stay here and are we willing to spend our weekends cutting the grass?’” Smith said. Down payment assistance programs are available to people with concerns, and many of them ask that potential homeowners attend a homeownership class. “People think you have to have a large down payment or make a big salary to own a home, about that isn’t always the case,” Smith said. The benefits of owning a home often outweigh the cost, Smith said. “Some of the biggest smiles I have ever seen are on the faces of new homeowners.” Each year, NECAC homeownership program

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3rd District Legislative Report By State Representative Nate Walker State of Agriculture, pro- passed our first piece of pane and other issues… legislation, House Bill This week’s activities at 1125. I was a co-sponsor the Missouri State Capi- of this legislation allowtol included regular com- ing active Military and mittee meetings, our first disabled individuals to floor debate, several meet- appoint someone to stand ings, visits with constitu- in line or draw a number ents, and the first State of to determine ballot placethe State Address for Agri- ment on the first day of culture. filing. House Bill 1125 adOn Wednesday afternoon dressed a need to improve a large group of farmers, the filing opportunities ranchers and those rep- for Missouri Servicemen resenting agri-business and people with disabilijoined legislators in Jeffer- ties. To get updated inforson City for the 2014 Mis- mation on this and other souri State of Agriculture legislation, and/or to find Address hosted by Mis- what the current status of souri 18th District State legislation is, you can go to Senator Brian Munzlinger, my house website at www. chairman of the Senate house.mo.gov Agriculture Committee. I also had several groups This was a good informa- and visitors from the 3rd tive forum to promote District visit me at the MO Agriculture, which is the State Capitol this week inState of Missouri’s Num- cluding: officials from both ber One Industry. the Green Hills CommuIt was good news that nity Action Agency (SulAttorney General Chris livan, Putnam and Mercer Koster plans to join other Counties) and the NorthAttorney Generals to con- east Missouri Commuduct a major investigation nity Action Agency (Adair into the propane gas short- County); Roger Smiley, age/pricing crisis. I have Sheriff of Sullivan County; received many calls and e- Gary Porter, a corn promails during the past week ducer/farmer from Mercer from concerned citizens County; a large delegation about the drastic increase of students and instrucin price for propane and tors from the Athletic how some propane sup- Training program from pliers were limiting deliv- Truman State University, ery and NOT honoring Health and Exercise Scipropane contracts. Last ence Department; several Friday, I contacted the area School AdministraGovernor’s Office, the At- tors; Ashley McCarty of torney General’s office, the Novinger and a few other MO Department of Agri- regulars. culture and the MO ProAs many of you may have pane and Gas Association. heard I have a torn menisWithin just a few hours cus in my left knee. This all responded back proac- injury, though painful, tively. Hopefully with the has NOT kept me from efforts of those groups and attending any committee other Missouri legislators hearings, floor debate and/ we can get this crisis re- or votes, or any other ofsolved. I appreciate all the ficial acts of the Missouri input from my constitu- General Assembly. I want ents on the propane crisis. to thank all who have sent In floor action this week cards, offered prayers, the MO House of Repre- positive comments and sentatives third read and those who have assisted

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by Patty Truitt

me. Your acts of kindness, friendship and concern are very much appreciated. A couple events going on in the District over the weekend that I was involved with was the Celebrity Dinner to benefit the Kirksville Music Department and the 2014 NEMO Ag Show. I am grateful for the opportunity to serve as your 3rd District State Representative. Please feel free to contact me at any time should you need my assistance and/or if you have something to share with me. My official e-mail address is: nate.walker@ house.mo.gov my legislative office number is (573) 751-3647. Together we can make a difference! Thanks and best wishes. NATE WALKER COURAGE IN THE ARENA - “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and who at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly. So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt

How is everyone doing in the cold dark days of late January? I am so tired of being cold. The last 10 days have been real busy for all of my family. We have had a lot going on for January. Our granddaughter Bella Wood turned 8 on January 20. Her parents Raymond and Jessica Wood held a party for her at the Clarence Civic Club in Clarence, on Sunday the 19th. Bella shares a birthday with her friend Landyn Thrasher, so the girls celebrated together. There were 12 other children at the party plus as many adults including Bella’s grandparents Kenny and Parry Truitt and Brenda Thorton. Landyn’s Grandmother, Linda Thrasher. The cake was a Despicable Me cake made by Bella’s Mom Jess. It was a beautiful cake. Everyone played games, ate cake and helped Bella and Landyn open gifts. It was a fun afternoon for everyone. Monday, January 20th was mine and Kenny’s 35th anniversary. We went to Quincy for the day. We did some shopping at the mall and other Quincy stores and we enjoyed lunch at Applebees. It was a great day and it has been a great 35 years. Friday January 24th we

had a party at AJ’s in Macon, for my grandson Derek Wood who was joining the Army. Those present were Kenny and myself, Laura Wood, Mitch Christen, Kaylee and Katherine Claus, Bonnie and John McMurry, Cole, Allie, and Blake Williams, And Derek. We had a fun and, at times, sad evening. Saturday Derek was joined at Raspberries in Macon by Laura Wood, Kaylee and Katherine Claus, Mitch Christen, Krystal and Justin Williams and children Cole, Allie and Blake. Again, this is a fun and a sad time of saying goodbye. Derek spent Saturday and Sunday night with Grandma and Grandpa, AKA Patty and Kenny Truitt. We had a good time visiting. Monday morning Derek’s Mom Laura and his sisters Kaylee and Katherine came to pick him up and drove him to the Army Recruiters office in Columbia. Derek then left for St. Louis by bus, where he spent the night. Tuesday Derek and several others flew to Atlanta Georgia were they were to go to Fort Benning by bus. Well if you have been listing to the news Atlanta is snowed in and the recruits are in a hotel in Atlanta

Elmer Items Not much news is happening too cold to get out. It was sure windy last night. It was really roaring. Everyone stay safe and warm. Dean and Pam Burris recently spent the day with Mike, Melanie, Mady and Maddox Tipton in Trenton. Grandma made some deliveries to the grandchil-

dren and they were happy, happy, happy! We all had a great time. Elmer Baptist Church attendance is picking up in spite of the cold weather but we are still missing a few of you. We had our mission study in January and studied about Painter/Preacher, following a noon meal, of course.

waiting or roads to open to Fort Benning. I will let you know when they get to leave Atlanta, Georgia. Just think, 3 inches of snow is nothing to us but it has put the entire South at a stand still. Well I hope all of you have a good week and enjoy the coming of a new month. Hope February is a lot warmer. I do ask that you keep all of these new recruits in your prayers and pray for all the men and women in the service of protecting our freedoms. They need your prayers daily. Praying you have a good week. Patty

Pictured is Derek Wood, grandson of Patty Truitt. Derek has recently joined the US Army. The Home Press would like to wish Derek safe travels and thank him for his decision to serve our country.

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The Wildcats went west to play in the Keytesville Tournament. The Boys got things rolling against Marceline on Monday. The Wildcats came out clawing and went up big on the Tigers in the first quarter 18 to 3. Everything was dropping in the bucket for Bevier early in the game. The Wildcats did not let up in the second period and held down at short lived rally by the Tigers. At the half the boys lead 35 to 15. The start of the second half saw more of the same; Bevier did not cool off on its shooting putting in 20 more points in the third frame. With the game no longer in doubt the two teams played out the forth quarter with the Wildcats winning in commanding fashion 62 to 31. For Bevier Luke Long had 7 points, Seth Shurvington 6, Andrew Peter 2, Brett Peukert 2, Aaron Peter 8, Colby Peukert 15, Lee Allen 6, Jacob Peukert 4, Tony Humphreys 3, Caleb Richardson 3 and Jesse Ashenfelter 6 points. Bevier moved on to face Brunswick on Wednesday. Yet again the Wildcats were burning up the floor. They outpaced Brunswick by ten and had an 18 to 8 first quarter lead. The offense slowed down a little in the second frame, but the boys were able to extend the lead at the half to 28 to 14. Bevier was able to dominate the paint all night and continued to hold serve in the third quarter. Going into the final period the Wildcats lead was 45 to 24. Brunswick went on a furious run to get back in the game outpacing the Wildcats by nine points but it was not enough. Bevier won the game 57 to 45. For Bevier Luke Long had 2 points, Seth Shurvington 2, Andrew Peter 5, Brett Peukert 3, Colby Peukert 23, Lee Allen 2, Caleb Richardson 9 and Jesse Ashenfelter 11 points. The Championship game was cancelled on Friday due to the storm and will be made up Saturday February 8th. Time is not yet available.

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The Lady Wildcats had a busy week playing in the Keytesville Tournament. The opened things with an opening round game against the host Lady Tigers. The two teams came out a little flatfooted in the first period with neither able to break double digits in scoring. In the 2nd frame the scoring picked up with both teams trading bucket for bucket. At the half the score was tied 19 to 19. Keystesville was able to go on a short run in the third quarter and get a 27 to 34 lead going into the final frame. The Lady Wildcats were able to match their scoring but not make up the difference and lost 37 to 45. Caiti Bradley had 16 points, Karissa Harrington had 4, Memphis Buster 8, Beth Ashenfelter 6 and Rachel Lowe 3 points. They then faced the Norborne Pirates on Tuesday. Bevier came out hot as they were able to get several early fast break buckets. After one period the girls lead 14 to 11. Things turned around in the 2nd period for the worse as the Pirates were able to hold on to the ball and play a better short game against the Cats. At the half the score was close 23 to 25 in favor of Norborne. The two teams played good defense at the start of the 2nd half. It looked like it wore down the shot handed Lady Wildcats in the final frame. The Pirates were able to push out ahead and defeat Bevier 39 to 46. Caiti Bradley had 12 points, Karissa Harrington had 5 rebounds, Memphis Buster 9 points, Beth Ashenfelter 18 and Rachel Lowe 2 rebounds and a steal. The final game for the Lady Wildcats was against a very good Marceline Tigers team on Thursday. The Lady Wildcats came out smoking dropping 30 points on the Tigers and holding them to only 17. At the half the Lady Wildcats had taken out the opposing crowd and were cheered on by a solid showing from Bevier. They did not let up in the 2nd half, they were able to dominate the paint and outscore Marceline 12 to 3. In the forth and final quarter the Lady Wildcats closed out one of their better overall games of the year and win 57 to 26. Caiti Bradley had 22 points, Karissa Harrington had 6 rebounds, Memphis Buster 11 points, Beth Ashenfelter 21 and Rachel Lowe 3 points. Come out and support the Lady Cats for Homecoming!!

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The Atlanta Lady Hornets hosted the girls from Marion County on Tuesday Night. Marion County was able to get out to a early lead against the Hornets with their up tempo offense. After one quarter the Lady Hornets trailed 12 to 14. In the second frame Atlanta went cold with their shooting and was only able to get four points on the scoreboard. At the half the girls trailed 16 to 28. The girls were able to warm-up their scoring in the second half but were unable to contain the Marion County offense. The visitors scored fourteen points in all four quarters and were able to beat the Lady Hornets 33 to 56. For Atlanta Ashton Ross had 15 points, Sheyanne Klamert 8, Samantha Reed 3, Shalyla Collier 3, Katy Baker 2, Welch 2 and Smothers 2 points. The game against Novinger on Friday was cancelled due to the weather. This week the girls play in the La Plata Tournament.

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11-3 overall, 3-1 TCC Northwestern came out shooting the ball well and out scored us in the first quarter 16-11. In the second quarter we did make some defensive changes and our defensive intensity sparked our offense as we closed an 11 point gap pretty quickly to tie the game up at the half at 26 each. We took our second quarter momentum into the third quarter and out scored northwestern 24-13 to take a 50-39 lead into the 4th quarter. In the 4th quarter we kept on going as we doubled them up 18-9 to close out the game. It was a team performance tonight offensively and a good outing on our defensive end. We did a nice job attacking the offensive boards tonight and I hope we can focus and continue to rebound the ball well. River Wright 6 points, Dane Robertson 10, Cyrus Hanson 7, Dylan Epperson 9, Dakota Peterson 9, Daniel Hernandez 10, Brady Duncan 2 and Dillan Nolte 15 points. 11-4 overall & 3-1 TCC Grundy Co. 49 Bucklin-MC 40 We came up short tonight, Grundy is a solid team but we were also short handed for the second strait night due to illness. We are hoping get better and finish the season healthy..... In the first quarter Grundy took a 10-8 lead, Daniel Hernandez would score 6 of our 8 points. In the second quarter both teams would score 7 points each. In the 3rd quarter Grundy out scored us 11-7. In the 4th quarter we extended the game to maximize possessions but we couldn’t crawl back into this game any closer as we would be out scored 21-17. Damon Porter played limited minutes tonight but scored 8 points off the bench. River Wright 2, Dane Robertson 3, Cyrus Hanson 4, Dillan Epperson 5, Daniel Hernandez 12 and Dillan Nolte 3 points.-Coach Daniel Liebhart

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On Tuesday Night the BMC lady Raiders traveled to Meadville to face the Hale Lady Cardinals in the first round of the Meadville Invitational Tournament. The Lady Raiders fell to the Cardinals 57 to 61. The Lady Raiders were not able to close the gap down the stretch and Hale was able to fend them off with late clutch shooting. Wednesday Evening the Girls faced Grundy County in the second round of the tournament. The Lady Raiders were able to spread the floor and get up early on the Lady Panthers. The BMC Lady Raiders showed their resiliency by bouncing back from a hard fought loss two days before. BMC was able to win the game going away 66 to 47. They were able to move on to the Consolation game. The Lady Raiders faced Northwestern late Friday afternoon in Meadville in the Consolation game. The Lady Raiders had already defeated the Lady Eagles on January 17th. The girls from Mendon hoped to make this a closer game then the previous 50 to 38 loss. As with the first game the Lady Raiders were able to dominate the paint and limit Northwestern’s shot attempts. BMC was able to get the ball inside and rebound their shots. In the end the score was nearly the same as the earlier contest. BMC was victories over the Lady Eagles 53 to 40 and take the Consolation Trophy.

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Photo by Julia Adami The Macon Tigers settled in on Tuesday January 28th for some home cooking as they hosted conference rival Brookfield. The Tigers have been playing better ball recently and looked to improve even more as the season moved forward. The Tigers got things off to a nice start against the Bulldogs taking an early 16 to 13 first quarter lead. Then in the second frame they boys blew up the court. Macon turned on the defense and used it to trigger the offense. Macon put in thirty points in the second frame and held a commanding 46 to 19 halftime lead. Macon was able to maintain the defensive intensity in the second half holding the Bulldogs to only eleven points. The Tigers walked away with a dominating 63 to 30 win. For the Tigers Josh Turner had 6 points, Clint Shannon 2, Craig Smith 8, Trey Kothe 10, Aaron Brown 1, Caleb Perry 5, John Murray 20, Christian Thrasher 6, Nolan Bright 3 and Skyler Thomas 2 points. The game scheduled against Palmyra was postponed on Friday night due to the storm. Macon hosts Clark County on Tuesday Night and Highland on Friday evening.

Photo by Julia Adami It was time to get a little payback on Tuesday Night when the Tigerettes hosted Brookfield. Brookfield had just beaten Macon the previous week in the Macon Tournament. The Tigers had been winning most of that game but gave up the lead and the game late against the Lady Bulldogs. Macon again as in the last game dominated the boards in the first half. Holding court in the paint allowed the Tigers to build an early 14 to 10 first quarter lead. The Tigerettes were able to build the lead in the second frame as both teams played hard in an intense conference game. At the half Macon lead 30 to 23. The second half the two teams did not let up on the physical play. Again in the last frame Brookfield attempted a big comeback. The Tigerettes would say, not this time and hold them off to win 58 to 51. “Great defensive effort! Were poised enough to hold the lead late when they made a run.” Coach Dan Halley. For Macon Katie Clapp had 8 points, Chalee Britt 11, Shelbe Butner 14, Makenzie Jemes 14, Cassie Martin 3 and Lauren Arnold 8. The game Friday Night against Palmyra was cancelled due to the storm.

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The Bulldogs traveled North to Novinger on Tuesday. The game would turnout to live up to the billing and turn into a real barnburner between to evenly matched teams. The Bulldogs were able to work the ball inside the paint in the first quarter and held a slight 15 to 13 lead after one period. The second frame saw Novinger get the fast break going and jump ahead of the dogs going into halftime. Novinger 31 to La Plata’s 26. The Bulldogs retaliated at the start of the second half out pacing Novinger by seven points, after three periods the score stood at 47 to 45. The two teams went wire to wire in the forth quarter. The Bulldogs were attempting to fend Novinger off and Novinger fighting to tie or take the lead in the game. Tie is what Novinger was able to do, after four hard fought quarters the game was all tied at 65 each. The overtime came down to a single bucket, that one bucket was for Novinger and gave the Bulldogs a bitter 73 to 75 loss. “Hunter Howe and Tanner Riggins both finished with a double double, Seth Brown was 1 point away from one. Tanner fouled out with about 5 minutes left in the fourth, Baylon Belt fouled out with a couple minutes left in the fourth and Hunter Howe, Ben Bolden, and Seth Brown played most of the fourth period and overtime with four fouls.” Coach Fleshman The Bulldogs hosted Schuyler County on Thursday. The Bulldogs came out of the locker room on fire. The Bulldogs dominated the paint and jumped out to a 19 to 1 first quarter. The Bulldogs kept up the offensive show and was able to hold Schuyler County off. Going into halftime the Bulldogs lead 39 to 15. In the third quarter Schuyler County made a run, but the Bulldogs recovered and extended the lead in the forth quarter. La Plata came away the victor 66 to 42. “Got out to a 19-1 start and got the younger kids plenty of playing time.” Coach Fleshman. For the Bulldogs Baylon Belt had 2 points, Ben Bolden 12, Logan Smith 8, Kirk Larson 8, Tanner Riggins 10, Hunter Howe 8, Ty Davison 4, Hank Noah 2 and Matt Safley 12 points. Come out and cheer at the La Plata Tournament!

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La Plata faced Novinger on Tuesday “The girls won 56 to 49. Extremely slow start for us that night. It was 12 to 1 Novinger after 1st quarter. We picked it up in the second half, outscored them 40 to 24 in the last two periods. Kalie Lene had 21, Morgan Kimmel and Kelsi Hemmerling each had 10, Hannah Larson with 7, Laryn Pinkston had 6 and Ally Gregory scored 2. Schuyler Co over LaPlata 60 to 36. Tough game, closer than the scoreboard shows, in my opinion. The second half just got away from us....just too many mistakes. Kalie Lene led us with 12, Ally Gregory, Kelsi Hemmerling, and Laryn Pinkston each had 5, Morgan Kimmel and Hannah Larson scored 4 a piece and Camrie Feinberg had 1.” Steve Lightle This week come out and support the girls on in the La Plata Tournament.

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The Brashear Tigers traveled to Green City to face the Gophers on Tuesday Night. The Gophers got off to a flying start and could not miss from the floor in the first quarter. They blitzed the Tigers early and held a 6 to 26 lead after one period. The Tigers were able to corral them better in the second frame but were trailing 17 to 45 at the half. The Gophers again were hitting everything at the start of the second half and extended the lead over the Tigers. At the final horn the Boys returned home to Brashear with a 33 to 77 loss. For Brashear Devin Morrison had 5 points, Colt Acton 4, Jacob Bleything 4, Chance Hill 11, Gabe Thomas 1 and Jacob Reeves 8 points. The game Friday was postponed due to the weather. The Tigers travel to Knox County Monday and Grundy County on Friday.

The Brashear Lady Tigers took a trip to Green City to face the Lady Gophers on Tuesday Night. The game got off to a defensive struggle between the conference opponents. The two teams appeared to feel each other out in the first quarter. After one period the Lady Tigers trailed 4 to 10. In the second frame the Lady Gophers were able to get break away buckets and hold the Tigers off the boards. At the half Brashear trailed Green city10 to 26. The Gophers put 16 more on the scoreboard in the third. The Lady Tigers made a run in the forth quarter outscoring the Gophers but it was not enough and they lost 28 to 47. Abigail Kerby and Sidney Sykes had 4 points, Allison Thompson 2, Meredith Thomas 5, Abby Hall 6, Skylar Housman 1, with Kylie Williams Mandy Taylor and Robbyn Wagster 2 points each. The game against Canton was postponed due to weather. www.lostbranchlodge.com

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NECAC Offers Help to Avoid Foreclosure The not-for-profit North East Community Action Corporation (NECAC) is stepping up its efforts to help people avoid foreclosure on their homes. Foreclosure rates have dropped nationally in the last two years, but remain a problem in many areas. “Many people are just a missed paycheck away from losing their homes,” said NECAC Homeownership Programs Director Debbie Smith, who has 15 years of experience as a real estate agent. “NECAC can step in and help most clients before a foreclosure is finalized.” Last year, NECAC was awarded a $34,920 National Foreclosure Mitigation Counseling program grant and $10,400 in funding from the Making Home Affordable program, both through NeighborWorks America. NeighborWorks is a national leader in affordable housing and communityfocused programs and services that are delivered through non-profit organizations. NECAC has been a NeighborWorks partner since 2004. NECAC works one-onone with people facing foreclosure. The agency negotiates with mortgage servers on behalf of clients. The program isn’t for everyone, and NECAC can’t help in every circumstance. However, the

agency has a success rate of more than 70 percent in keeping people in their homes. More than 1.5 million families have been helped by the National Foreclosure Mitigation Counseling program, and NeighborWorks estimated 193,000 families would receive assistance last year. The money pays for counseling that helps families through the process. A study by the Urban Institute showed that homeowners who receive counseling through the program were almost twice as likely to obtain a mortgage modification and two-thirds were more likely to remain current on the mortgages. The Making Home Affordable program began in 2009 and has helped more than one million families nationwide. The program helps clients with second liens and “underwater” mortgages. It also deals with those seeking a short sale or deed-in-lieu-offoreclosure. There are no income guidelines for the programs. People who are interested should call Smith at 573-324-6622. Applications also are available at the following NECAC County Service Center in Macon County: 907 Highway PP in Macon -- 660385-4616.

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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE 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 www.southlaw.com Run dates are: Jan 22nd, 29th, February 5th, 12th 2014 NOTICE

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Educational Programs Troop B Announces Offered By The Patrol Gottman Captain James E. Wilt, commanding officer of Troop B, Macon, would like to remind citizens that the Missouri State Highway Patrol offers free safety presentations to the public. The Missouri State Highway Patrol was created in 1931 with the purpose of promoting safety on the highways and saving lives. Keeping that important goal in mind, many specialized services are provided by the Patrol. Those services range from troopers enforcing Missouri traffic laws to criminal investigators who investigate serious crimes, including terrorism. Another specialized service provided is giving presentations to the public about safety, crime prevention, and other law enforcementrelated topics. Although local troopers assigned to road duty give some presentations, the public information and education officers assigned to each of the nine troop headquarters are mainly responsible for this duty. Public information and education officers are experienced troopers with insight in safety and crime-related issues. These officers make presentations at no cost to schools, civic clubs, youth and fraternal organizations, banks, church groups, trucking companies, emergency respond-

er organizations, and others interested in safety, crime prevention, and the Patrol. Some of the presentations provided by the Patrol include: traffic safety (seat belts, child restraint seats, driving while intoxicated, distracted driving, rail grade crossing safety, bicycle safety), bank robbery safety, stranger danger, bullying, response to an active shooter, church security, drugs, safety for women, Patrol history, and Patrol careers. Public information and education officers also provide demonstrations/exhibits which include: Patrol car displays, rollover simulator or seat belt convincer (which both demonstrate the importance of using a seat belt), and display tables. If your group or organization would like to request a presentation or demonstration in the Troop B area, please contact Sergeant Brent Bernhardt at (660) 3852132. Please remember to request the presentation at least six weeks prior to the presentation date. The Patrol encourages motorists and watercraft operators to protect themselves by making sure everyone in the vehicle is properly restrained in a seat belt or child restraint and everyone in the vessel is wearing an approved life jacket. Click It 4 Life and Wear It!!!

Joe Koenen, Agri-Business Specialist UPCOMING EVENTS January and February are busy times for many of you but it is also the time many classes are held due to farmers and gardeners having more downtime. I’m going to talk about some upcoming events and programs that you should be interested in. Hopefully most of you know about our Extension Night program coming up next week in Unionville, Wednesday, February 5. It is open to anyone to attend. We will be holding an Annie’s Project in Marceline this time beginning Monday, February 17th and running each Monday night for 6 weeks from 6

to 9 PM. This class is designed to help women be better farm business partners and costs $75 per person. Topics will include: estate planning, marketing, leases and other legal issues, insurance, finances and communication. You can contact your county Extension Office or koenenj@missouri.edu if you’d like more information or are interested in any of these classes. If there is an educational program you’d like to see offered, please contact us as well. We are always interested in offering subjects of interest. Check out our web page (www.extenison.missouri.edu/ putnam) for a calendar of events also.

and Hyatt Retired Missouri State Highway Patrol, a division of the Department Of Public Safety. Troop B Headquarters, 308 Pine Crest Drive, Macon, Missouri 63552

Captain James E. Wilt, commanding officer of Troop B, Macon, announces on February 1, 2014, Troop B Chief Driver Examiner Nancy Gottman retired after serving with the Missouri State Highway Patrol for over 25 years. DE Chief Gottman began her career with the Patrol on April 25, 1988, as a Troop C driver examination clerk. In July 1988, she was reclassified as a Troop C driver examiner. In June 1989, she transferred to Troop B and was assigned to the Macon driver examination crew. She was promoted to driver examiner supervisor on May 1, 1998; and to chief driver examiner on December 16, 2012. Nancy is a native of Richmond, Indiana, and graduated from Richmond Senior High School, and later attended the University of Denver, in Denver, Colorado. DE Chief Gottman and her husband, David, have two grown children, five grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

Captain James E. Wilt, commanding officer of Troop B, Macon, announces on February 1, 2014, Sergeant Kevin W. Hyatt retired after serving over 31 years with the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Hyatt began his career with the Patrol on January 1, 1983, and was a member of the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s 55th Recruit Class. After graduating from the Patrol Academy, he was assigned to Troop B, Zone 10, which serves Monroe and Randolph counties. On June 1, 1991, he was promoted to corporal, and was designated the assistant zone commander of Zone 2, which serves Macon and Shelby counties. On September 1, 1994, he was promoted to sergeant, and designated the zone commander of Zone 10. On June 1, 1997, he was designated supervisor of Troop B’s Commercial Motor Vehicle Enforcement, Motor Vehicle Inspection, and Driver Examination sections. On June 1, 2002, he was designated as the Troop B evidence/supply officer, the position from which he retires. During his career, he served as a field training officer, range officer, and was assigned to a number of Patrol details. Hyatt is a native of Macon, Missouri, and graduated from Macon R-1 High School. He attended Moberly Area Community College in Moberly, Missouri; Tennessee Temple University in Chattanooga, Tennessee; and obtained a bachelor’s of science degree in business administration from Truman State University (formerly Northeast Missouri State University) in Kirksville, Missouri. Sergeant Hyatt is married to Kathy (Hess) Hyatt, a native of Moberly, Missouri, and they have two grown children: Bradley and Melissa.

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10 Health Problems Related to Stress That You Can Fix

5 Stress Busters for Students

By Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S.

School is packed with potential stressors — everything from penning research papers to giving presentations to taking final exams. Plus, if you’re away at college, you have the added stress of being on your own and navigating a slew of unfamiliar places and situations. While stress is inevitable for students, it doesn’t have to bulldoze your life or affect your academic performance. Below, Kathryn Tristan, a research scientist on the faculty of the Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, shares five tips for helping students like you to have a lower-stress semester. 1. Think positive possibilities, not catastrophes. “The least helpful way we worry and stress out is by imagining the worst possible disaster might happen,” said Tristan, also author of the book Why Worry? Stop Coping and Start Living. She calls this “terribilizing.” One negative thought leads to another, and before you know it, you’re visualizing all the ways you’re going to fail the exam and fail at life. It might start with this kind of thought: “I have to ace this test or it will be awful.” Then “your mind responds to this perceived threat and constructs many dire outcomes such as if you don’t get an ‘A,’ you’ll never get into grad school and then you’ll have only jobs that pay minimum wage, and then you’ll never be able to pay back your student debt [and so on].” A better approach is to “possibilize,” she said. In other words, let your mind feast on positive outcomes. So your self-talk might sound like this: “This is only one test, and all I can do is prepare and do my best. Perhaps I need more help or tutoring. It’s OK to feel anxious. I’ll just study more. Some stress is good because it will motivate me to try harder. I always do the best I can.” Also helpful, according to Tristan, is simply saying to yourself and your thoughts: “Stop.”) It takes effort to recognize when your thoughts have swerved off the rails,

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turning into one big negative loop. But with practice, you’ll be able to catch yourself and focus on being productive instead of paralyzed by catastrophic thoughts. Because here’s the reality: Most of our worries never even happen. And when bad things do occur, most people say “they handled it better than they thought they would.” 2. Focus on study strategies that work. There’s nothing more stressful than cramming the night before a final exam. It’s overwhelming and virtually impossible to absorb all the information. Plus, you rarely sleep enough, sabotaging your ability to concentrate and think clearly the next day. That’s why it’s helpful to “break down large projects into several smaller tasks,” Tristan said. Keep a planner, and set deadlines for each task. It is also critical to study smart. For instance, some research has found that common study habits such as rereading and highlighting actually aren’t that effective. But taking practice tests and studying over time is effective. (Learn more about highly effective study habits.) 3. Get moving. “Moving is a natural way to clear blocked, stressed out energy,” Tristan said. It boosts your mood, reduces anxiety and helps you think more clearly. Pick activities that you genuinely enjoy, such as walking, running, dancing or taking group classes at the gym. 4. Nourish your brain and body. We often forget the power of nutrient-rich foods, especially when we’re overwhelmed and pressed for time. Food has a great effect on our mood, energy level and ability to concentrate. Tristan suggested adding the following foods to your diet: “oatmeal, fruits, vegetables, low-fat yogurt, lean meat, nuts, milk and eggs. When you have trouble sleeping, add such things as bananas, milk or turkey — sources of tryptophan, a building block for the neurotransmitter serotonin — cherries — a source of sleep-inducing melatonin — and chamomile tea — used for centuries to relax.”

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By R. Morgan Griffin, Studies have found many health problems related to stress. Stress seems to worsen or increase the risk of conditions like obesity, heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, depression, gastrointestinal problems, and asthma. Before you get too stressed out about being stressed out, there is some good news. Following some simple stress relief tips could both lower your stress and lower your health risks. What are some of the most significant health problems related to stress? Here’s a sampling. Heart disease. Researchers have long suspected that the stressed-out, type A personality has a higher risk of high blood pressure and heart problems. We don’t know why, exactly. Stress might have a direct effect on the heart and blood vessels. It’s also possible that stress is related to other problems -- an increased likelihood of smoking or obesity -that indirectly increase the heart risks. Doctors do know that sudden emotional stress can be a trigger for serious cardiac problems, including heart attacks. People who have chronic heart problems need to avoid acute stress as much as they can. Asthma. Many studies have shown that stress can worsen asthma. Some evidence suggests that a parent’s chronic stress might even increase the risk of developing asthma in their children. One study looked at how parental stress affected the asthma rates of young children who were also exposed to air pollution or whose mothers smoked during pregnancy. The kids with stressed out parents had a substantially higher risk of developing asthma. Obesity. Excess fat in the belly seems to pose greater health risks than fat on the legs or hips -- and unfortunately, that’s just where people with high stress seem to store it. “Stress

causes higher levels of the hormone cortisol,” says Winner, “and that seems to increase the amount of fat that’s deposited in the abdomen.” Diabetes. Stress can worsen diabetes in two ways. First, it increases the likelihood of bad behaviors, such as unhealthy eating and excessive drinking. Second, stress seems to raise the glucose levels of people with type 2 diabetes directly. Headaches. Stress is considered one of the most common triggers for headaches -- not just tension headaches, but migraines as well. Depression and anxiety. It’s probably no surprise that chronic stress is connected with higher rates of depression and anxiety. One survey of recent studies found that people who had stress related to their jobs -- like demanding work with few rewards -- had an 80% higher risk of developing depression within a few years than people with lower stress.

Gastrointestinal problems. Here’s one thing that stress doesn’t do -- it doesn’t cause ulcers. However, it can make them worse. Stress is also a common factor in many other GI conditions, such as chronic heartburn (GERD) and IBS, Winner says. Alzheimer’s disease. One animal study found that stress might worsen Alzheimer’s disease, causing its brain lesions to form more quickly. Some researchers speculate that reducing stress has the potential to slow down the progression of the disease. Accelerated aging. There’s actually evidence that stress can affect how you age. One study compared the DNA of mothers who were under high stress -- they were caring for a chronically ill child -- with women who were not. Researchers found that a particular region of the chromosomes showed the effects of accelerated aging. Stress seemed to accelerate aging about 9 to

17 additional years. Premature death. A study looked at the health effects of stress by studying elderly caregivers looking after their spouses -- people who are naturally under a great deal of stress. It found that caregivers had a 63% higher rate of death than people their age who were not caregivers. Still, you might be wondering why. Why would stress make us sick? Why would an emotional feeling wreck havoc on our bodies? Stress isn’t only a feeling. “Stress isn’t just in your head,” Winner says. It’s a built-in physiologic response to a threat. When you’re stressed, your body responds. Your blood vessels constrict. Your blood pressure and pulse rise. You breathe faster. Your bloodstream is flooded with hormones such as cortisol and adrenaline. “When you’re chronically stressed, those physiologic changes, over time, can lead to health problems,”

5. Tune into the present. Instead of rehashing the past or forecasting an awful future, focus on the present moment. Tristan suggested asking yourself these key questions several times a day. “What do I see?” This helps you get grounded and interrupts stressful thoughts. “What do I hear?” This helps you “focus on other things in your life.” “Am I feeling stressed?” Learning to recognize when you’re stressed or anxious is the first step in doing something (healthy) about it. “How can I change that?” Pick a healthy way to manage your stress (such as any of the above.) Tristan also recommended taking four deep breaths. “Stressed out, shallow breathing is automatic, and you can take charge and do diaphragmatic or belly breathing to restore a sense of calm.” Stress can sabotage your studying efforts and affect other areas of your life. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to. By learning healthy coping strategies, you can traverse stressful situations without wrecking your well-being. C Y

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660-385-5627 L AND F I L L FEE PROGRAM

The Landfill Fee for Economic Development made possible through the Macon County Commission and voted for by Macon County citizens in August 2009, has provided enormous community benefits again in 2013! Projects resulting from a Landfill Fee Grant include: parking lot and sidewalk improvements for the City of LaPlata Nursing Home, new restrooms at the LaPlata City Park, Job creation incentive for Love’s Travel Centers, infrastructure project to assist the City of Bevier extend their sewer system. City of LaPlata – New restrooms in the City Park! Benefit: The improvements allow for expanded opportunities for additional tax revenue for the city and the county, bringing visitors to the area for events held throughout the year.

Special Projects – LOVE’s Travel Center Awarded $15,000 in job creation incentives ror the first 20 employees hired by LOVE’s at their new location in Bevier, MO.

City of LaPlata– Nursing Home Sidewalk/ Parking Lot Project Benefit: The LaPlata Nursing Home District is the City’s largest employer, providing approximately 70 jobs. These job create the foundation for indirect gains that permeate the entire community.

Macon County – Infrastructure Grant Benefit: LOVE’s Travel Center estimates a $7 M investment with the creation of 25 -40 permanent jobs for the Macon County area. The company will utilize local contractors and supplier for building and parking materials. The main economic impact is the recurring outside wealth coming into our community from other communities and states.

City of Atlanta – Security Cameras Awarded $2,300 to the City of Atlanta to purchase security cameras. These will help provide safety assurance for the businesses located in the area. Additionally, the protection will encourage new business development

Pilot Project – Curbside Recycling Benefit: A stronger, consistent and convenient method of recycling. The Pilot was a success in 2013, therefore a second grant was awarded to grow the pilot area to include a Macon City-Wide project.

In addition to grants, the Landfill Fee for Economic Development has provided exceptional benefit to local businesses through low interest loans. We currently manage 14 gap-financing projects. “Premier Veterinary Services has opened and doing well in our new location. Customers are impressed with the building and the location. Business is growing every quarter. Thank you for your generous help with growing our business.” Dr. Randy Miller, Partner

“The Landfill Fee Loan Program has given D-Zines by T Flowers & Gifts the opportunity to expand the business in purchasing Special Days a little over a year ago. Then I was able to purchase another florist, Sherry’s Flowers in June and move the business to the downtown area. I am so excited about the downtown area and all the great customers of both businesses”. Tyena Bealmer, Owner D’Zines by T

“We plan to expand our customer base in the construction business, by purchasing equipment that will improve productivity and expand gross profit. Joe Claypoole, Owner Claypoole Construction

“We will do whatever it takes to be successful. The money from Economic Development will help us improve the appearance of the building, create jobs and increase the number of people who come downtown to spend money at a variety of businesses”. Zach Wyman, Co-owner The Ole Beaumont, LLC

Thank you to Macon County Citizens for voting for this exceptional program! 410 N. Missouri St, Suite D This program is doing great things for our community PO Box 135 through infrastructure grants and low-interest loans. New funding is available for 2014!

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