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Thursday, December 8, 2011

(USPS 088-820) Vol. XXXIX New Series, No. 49 Canton, Mo. 63435 • 16 Pages • 2 Sections • 55 cents

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A meeting Nov. 22 in Quincy of about 300 people may not have any effect on proposed postal changes. See story on page 2A


By Dan Steinbeck, Editor

For the second straight year, a Canton dog has made a national calendar. Emmie, who belongs to Debra Brunk of Canton, is on the January 7, 2012 page for Bad Dog calendar, recognizing “outspoken, indecent, and overdressed dogs.” It features the dog asleep on a sofa, wrapped in a red and black blanket with dog images on it. I bought her as a Schnauzer, but I think she’s a Schnoodle (Schnauzer/ poodle),” Brunk said. Last year, Emmie was also in a Dog Fancy magazine calendar. Brunk said she fills out an entry form and sends it to the publishers. For the Bad Dog calendar, the publisher is Workman Publishing in New York Cty. Emie’s pictures have been chosen from thousands of submitted photos. Brunk said she gets no prize, except copies of the calendars for Emmie being featured. Brunk has another Schnoodle, Abbie, who hasn’t been chosen yet for national calendars, but did share space with Emmie in a Quincy Herald Whig 2010 dog calendar, where they both wore U.S. flag-like kerchiefs.

Photo by Rita Cox

The first measurable snow fall of the 2011-12 winter season fell Tuesday morning. The snow, forecast to be flurries with no accumulation, ended up with an accumulation of better than an inch.There were several people who slid off roads, or were involved in accidents, but there were no apparent serious injuries. The snow had stopped by mid morning.

River surfers make stop in Canton a trip down river and gone that far, It’s what Google® says too,” Gnade said. Eventually, they want to start their own line of paddle boards to be used on lakes and rivers. Smith said they’d incorporate ideas they have learned from surfing the river. Gnade takes pride that his paddle board is the shortest now to have attempted this Photo by Dan Steinbeck feat – 11 feet long, Garrett Gnade, left, and Dustin Smith, both of Austin Texas, set up 32inches wide, and camp at Canton’s Mississippi Park Nov. 29. The two are surfing (rid- three-and-a-quaring paddleboards) the Mississippi River and Gulf of Mexico to Florida ter inches thick. Smith’s board is 12 where they want to develop better paddleboards. feet long, 32 inchBy Dan Steinbeck, Editor Nov. 29 at Mississippi Park in es wide and four-and-a-half Canton, having brought wide inches thick. surfboards known as paddle “We’re doing this for R& D People traversing the length boards to north of Lock 20. (research and development) of the Mississippi river are They began their journey at and it will make great rocknothing new. River surfers tra- Lake Itasca, Minnesota on Au- ing chair stories for the future. versing the river on the next gust 28, with an eventual des- It’s something we’ve always to last day of November is an- tination of Key West Florida. wanted to do,” Gnade said. other story. “We’ll just go to New OrTheir Facebook page (http:// River surfing is what Aus- leans and bang a left,” Gnade, Texas residents Garrett said of the route. SUP) has photos and informaGnade, 35, and Dustin Smith, “As far as we can find, it’s tion about their trip. The two 28 are doing. The pair camped the latest anyone has started are not supported by any spon-

sors. “We grew up reading those books (Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn) books. Every kid dreams about this when they are young,” Gnade said. On the river, each surfer stands on his paddle boards. Difficulties they’ve encountered so far are shallow water levels, meaning close proximity to otherwise buried sandbars and rocks, and head winds. They portage around Lock and Dams. “Your warm weather has slowed us down,” Smith said. Gnade said the current is about one to two miles per hour, but will be eight to nine miles an hour when the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers merge. “The journey started about the river, but it has become about the people. We’ve traveled, and the people along the river are different than any other type we’ve encountered. They’ve welcomed us with open arms and are really great people,” Gnade said. Gnade summarizes the response of people along the river for the surfing effort to three statements: “Are you Crazy?” “Isn’t it late in the year?” “We envy you.”

HEATING ASSISTANCE SOUGHT FOR CANTON RESIDENTS The Canton Council of Churches is requesting donations to help with the need for heating assistance in the Canton community. There is a great need in our immediate community for assistance for heating from a large number of families and the funds available through NECAC for assisting local families for heating assistance have been reduced. This need exists

among our senior citizens, disabled and families with young children. The depressed economy has many people out of work or with reduced hours and unable to afford the cost of heating their homes. To provide additional funds available to needy families, the Canton Council of Churches would ask that you consider a donation specifically for helping with heating assistance.

Checks for donations should be made payable to: Canton Council of Churches (please note in memo, “heating assistance”) and can be mailed to: Canton Council of Churches, Judy Bixler, 1019 College St., Canton, MO 63435. All donations received from individuals, businesses or organizations will be greatly appreciated.

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The second annual Canton Holiday Lighted Parade was held Dec. 1. Many businesses participated with lighted displays that kicked off the holiday season. Pictured above is an appropriate float for the Cotton Bowl in Canton which recently reopened and features glow bowling. Heartland Bank employees coordinated the parade this year.

Postal Service hints at delivery changes; no decision on Quincy processing center

Our heartfelt thanks to our many friends and neighbors who sent flowers, memorials and provided food during the loss of our beloved mother, Irma Martin. A special thank you to our customers and staff who volunteered at the Durham Main Stop Restaurant during this time. Your kindness and support was appreciated and shall always be remembered.

By Dan Steinbeck, Editor

A meeting Nov. 22 in Quincy of about 300 people may not have any effect on postal changes. The United States Postal Service announced in a press release Monday titled “Postal Service progresses with operational efficiencies” the plan to change delivery stan-

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dards, due to “financial challenges caused by the dramatic and continual decline in First-Class Mail volume and the resulting evenue loss.” In the November meeting, two key and connected issues were discussed. The first issue is the threat of closing the Quincy processing center, which would route much of the mail in the tri-states now handled at Quincy to Columbia, Missouri instead. The second issue would be to change the delivery standard one day to two to three days for first class mail. “It’s a two pronged attack. One wasn’t going to happen without the other,” said Vaughn Harshman, a postal Union repreentative in Quincy. “They knew they couldn’t meet delivery standards if they closed the Quincy processing center, so they changed the delivery standards. That’s why we were beating the drum to gt Congress to make decisions.” Officially, people had until Wednesday, Dec. 7 to make comments on the plan, despite the press release of Dec. 5

Congress has oversight on postal funding, and requires the Postal Service several years ago to put $5.5 billion to prepay postal salaries and benfits for the future. But Harschman said not all in Congress were aware the Federal Register even talked about the delivery service standard change. “There’s either a disconnect in Congress, or the Postal Service didn’t tell Congress of the change,” Harschman said.. Postal Service spokesperson Valerie Hughes sad the delivery standard is just a request to the Postal Regulatory Commission, (PRC) and nothing was definite. Hughes said the Commission had 90 days to decide. But Harschman said the PRC can give a nonbnnding opinion, meaning the Postal Service does not have to abide by the PRC ruling. Hughes said as far as the Quincy Processing center closing there had also been no decision on that either, and no changes are expected before March. Hughes said rerouting the Quincy area mail to Columnbia

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would reduce overhead, and transportation costs, but could not explain how it would save money to send mail to Columbia for sorting rather than Quincy. She referred a question to an AMP (Area Mail Processing) study. Harshman implied the Postal Service was giving unclear answers. He said union contracts have a no-layoff clause, and asked “where are the million dollars in savings coming from if we will all still be working? I have a hard time believing their math.” He said when this was addressed at the November meeting with postal officials, the phrase was changed to “employee hour savings.” While Harshman is obviously partial to postal jobs, he said there is the problem with elderly who don’t use electronic devices for greetings and bill paying. A similar plan to close Quincy and route mail through Springfield, Illinois two years ago was found not to be cost effective, but didn’t include a change of the mail delivery standards.

LaGrange Community Youth Center plans family Christmas party

The LaGrange Community Youth Center will have their annual Family Christmas Party, Saturday, Dec.10, from 1-3 p.m. There will be presents, books, Christmas stockings and candy for the kids. They will be able to decorate cookies and play. Refreshments will be served. Mr. and Mrs. Santa will arrive at 1:30 and stay until 2:30 p.m.. The game room will be open for older children. This is an annual event that is a treat for the children of the LaGrange community.

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Thursday, December 8, 2011 Press-News Journal •

Brown named new LaGrange librarian

Snappy Cuts moves to new location, Sparky’s Outlet to open Friday

Friends of the Library event

The Friends of the Library are sponsoring an Advent Celebration at the home of Dr. Terry Shere, 705 Bland Street, on Sunday, Dec. 11 from 2 - 6 p.m. They will honor the life of Jordan Smith and raise money to refurbish the children and young adult sections of the Canton Public Library.


By Rita Cox

By Rita Cox

Snappy Cuts has moved to a new location at 750 Route C and a new business, Sparky’s Outlet, owned by Jesse and Tammy Sparks will open this week in the old location at 200 N. Main. Snappy Cuts beauty shop offers hair care for men, women and children. Hours are Monday, Tuesday, Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The phone number is (573) 655-0108. Tammy Sparks is working on Wednesday and Thursdays at the Lewis County Nursing Home doing resident’s hair. She has had a shop in LaGrange for the last few years. Sparks Auction was recently located in Canton and the Spark’s built a new building in LaGrange to accommodate the auction business and the hair salon. Auctions are held every first and third Sunday of the month, as well as special auctions on other dates. There is also a wide selection of used cars available. A new business in the Snappy Cuts former location at 100 Main Street in downtown LaGrange will open this Friday. Spark’s Outlet has over 1,000 items with inventory changing weekly. Jesse Sparks said at least eighty percent of the items will cost five dollars or less. Many ‘As Seen on TV’ items will be offered. A variety of other items including gifts, personal care items, unique items, col-


Photo by Rita Cox

Tammy and Jesse Sparks have recently completed moving the Snappy Cuts hair salon to their new location at 750 Route C in LaGrange across from the ballpark. Sparks Auction has been operating in LaGrange since September. A new business, Sparky’s Outlet, will open in the former Snappy Cuts building in downtown LaGrange.

lectables and much more will be featured at discounted prices. Store hours will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday. The store is located next to the LaGrange Post Office.

Christmas in LaBelle

The community can celebrate the season in LaBelle this week with a variety of events planned. The LaBelle Depot will be open Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. with a craft show and sale and country store and a 50/50 drawing. The annual lighted Christmas parade will be Saturday evening at 6 p.m. with line up at 5:30 p.m. at the LaBelle School. A soup supper begins at 5 p.m. at the senior center. Santa will be at the depot after the parade until 9 p.m. Church services will be at 5 p.m. at the Depot. The public is invited.

Coleen Brown loves books and her new job as librarian at the LaGrange Public Library surrounds her with her favorites. An avid reader since childhood, she is thrilled to be able to share the thousands of books available to the community. She grew up in a Pontoosuk, Ill., a small town without a library. Her mother was postmistress and started having books at the post office for people to take home and read. Coleen said they were thrilled to be able read some of the classics. The experience gave her an appreciation for local libraries and what they have to offer. She says she loves the wonderful feeling of opening a book and the adventure of discovering its contents. She hopes to share her love of reading with adults and encourage children to read. The LaGrange Library is part of the Northeast Missouri Library Service which includes LaGrange, LaBelle and Kahoka libraries and provides access for a wide range of informational and recreational materials to choose from. Audio books, DVD, computer access and other services are also available. There is no charge for anyone with a LaGrange address to use the library and borrow books. For people without the LaGrange address, there is a fifteen dollar annual fee. There are no overdue charges, but more books can not be checked out until the overdue books are returned. A recent update to the local libraries has been to digitalized all the books into a computer system, so there will no longer be the familiar card inside the book. This has been a time consuming project, but will make all the libraries more efficient. Brown said books are rotated through the library system, so if LaGrange doesn’t have a particular book someone wants to read, chances are that it can be located in the system. Another one of her passions is quilting. She has made many beautiful and meaningful quilts. At the LaGrange Youth Center for the last couple of years, she has handmade quilt stockings for all

Photo by Rita Cox

Coleen Brown recently became the librarian in LaGrange. She looks forward to meeting new people and sharing her love of reading.

the children that attend the annual Christmas party. One hundred stockings are ready for Saturday’s event at the center, which she had completed by last Easter. She is currently working on stockings for the children at the Methodist Church in LaGrange. One of her most celebrated quilts has the names of over 100 major league baseball player’s autographs. She wrote to these players in the 1970s to ask for their autographs to be made into a quilt for her son. Pete Rose, Johnny Bench, George Brett, and many many other famous ballplayers responded with their autographs on a quilt block she had sent to them. She also kept a scrapbook of the quilt’s progress and responses from the players. Her quilt has been featured in many quilt shows and was a highlight of a show held at the LaGrange Appreciation Days a few years ago. Brown looks forward to meeting patrons of the library and learning about their favorite types of books and helping them choose or find reading material. The LaGrange Public Library is located at 114 South Main Street in LaGrange.

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a hugh flock of pelicans light on the lake. Loren and Kim Farr Jessie Sparks got an 11 and family were Thankspoint buck this year. Thanksgiving was en- giving afternoon guests joyed in the home of Mike in the home of Curtis Farr and Cheryl Lowe. Present after all had attended the were Flossie Foust, Danny family dinner. Donald and Wilma and Debbie Foust, John and Julia, Jason and Jacob Weathers were ThanksFoust, Charles and Mi- giving day guest of Rev. chelle Kind, Lissa, Kay- John Mims and family in lee and Karlie, Bob and Quincy. Bob and Connie BlessBetty Meyer and Roger ing entertained Jim, Kerri and Debbie Hetzler and and Mallory Blessing, family. A birthday celebration Adeline Travis, David was held at the Lutheran Rooker, Arnie and Hope Parrish Hall for the 90th Van Wardhuzin, Crystal birthday of Donald Solter. and McKensie ThanksgivFamily and friends at- ing Day. Jay and Connie Frietended. The same month den took her mother, Viola his wife, Edna had her 88 birthday. Alice Lee Solter Tracy to the Avenue of the had guests in her home Saints for Thanksgiving from Edgerton, Minn., dinner. Drs. Robert and Mary Jay and Vi DeGroat and Wes and Renee Kreun Ann Sullivan of Lincoln, from Omaha, Neb., over Neb., were visitors of Curtis Farr. Robert Farr and the weekend. Buckley McCutchan, Arlene Nunn joined them son of Steve and Tina as they recalled family and McCutchan received an city history. Mrs. Sullivan award from Warner truck- and Arlene are relatives of ing having completed the late Carroll Bozarth. Jason Vaughn and fami100,00 miles of accident ly in California, Mo., hostfree driving. Bruce Solter enjoyed ed Thanksgiving for Alvin the Thanksgiving meal his and Mary Vaughn, Jimmy son and wife, Larry and and Martha Vaughn, Mike Joyce Solter brought to his Vaughn and David and home. Later that week his Gayle Vaughn and Lexie, Russell and Phylsister, Pearl Washburn and lis Heindselman had an son paid him a visit. Curtis Farr visited in open door Thanksgiving the home of Mrs. John Du- as children and grandPont and children where children came and went. they celebrated the 15th. Roger and Kelly drove his mother to her home in birthday of Laura Mae. Following a thanksgiv- Ariz. Delbert Murphy ening celebration in their home Richard and Pat Cot- joyed the Thanksgiving trell joined their daughter, meal his son, Mike prePam and husband Randy pared for him, Kelly, Betty at their home at the Lake Jean and Cathy Beelman. Donna Collier’s guests of the Ozarks for three days. Richard witnessed for Thanksgiving were son, TJ, and granddaughters Hannah, Hunter and Ashley. TJ’s birthday was observed the day before. Hunter decorated her grandmother’s tree. Later she suffered a broken leg while playing basketball. Donna attended a basketball game at Culver where Hannah attends and is a cheerleader. Angela Solter and family in Quincy had Thanksgiving dinner for Jim and Ruth and Melissa Shutwell. Raymond and Bessie Stanbaugh hosted Thanksgiving dinner. Present were, Mike and Virginia Carpenter, Ed and Pat Stanbaugh, Dave and Dianna Stanbaugh, Russ and Mary Hill, Doug and Brenda and Drew Mallett, Kimberly, Aren and Brock Schneider, and Edith Schmuck. Myrna Hoteling had a Thanksgiving dinner for Tracy Hoteling, Todd, Lynn, Lexie, Dakota and Ben White. Next day visitors were Buckley McCutchan, Nathan, Bettina, Eli and Nick Wainwright.


By Loretta Bringer The memory Christmas tree service was well attended on Saturday. Sixty-eight ornaments were placed on the tree in memory of different people from the church and community that are now with Lord. Darrell Eisenberg and Andy Johnson put up the beautiful cedar and the Rohs Baptist Women (WMU) donated the lights. The choir sang and Bro. Jeremy gave a devotional.This is the first year for this celebration and the church plans to continue it in the future. Sharon Rathbun had hip replacement surgery this week in Hannibal and will be recuperating for a few weeks. Ruth Bowman and her mother, Irene Durst, went shopping on Friday and took Ruth’s grandchildren, Emily Bowman and Alayne Moore with them. Linda Denemark had lunch with her parents, Paul and Irene Durst on Monday and helped them put up Christmas decorations. Marvin and Loretta Bringer attended the funeral service for Bro. Jay Stinson at the New London Baptist Church on Monday. Bro. Stinson had been a previous pastor at South Union and had a heart attack Thanksgiving. Bro. Tom Hufty and Rhoda attended and Dr. Hufty, previous Vice-President at HLGU, is now the pastor of the church in Illinois that experienced the shooting of the pastor and members of the congregation.Dr. Hufty is a previous South Union pastor. The advent candle lighters at South Union Sunday were Kristen and Brian Ritterbusch. Paul and Irene Durst went shopping in Columbia . Randy and LuAnn Bringer, Jonesboro, Ark., were visiting in Lewistown over the weekend. They stayed with Tom and Becky Fleer. Other house guests were Brandon, Lindsie, Riley, MacKanzie Sutton, Ashley Bringer and Adam Sarton. Attending lunch on Saturday were Marvin, Loretta, Rachel Bringer, Bobby Shepherd, Rodney, Terri and Morgan Bringer, Ann Brink, Gene Trautvetter, Caleb, Carley, and Addie Fleer, Shane and Melissa Abel and daughter. Bruce and Kathy Bringer and Marvin and Loretta Bringer enjoyed lunch in Quincy on Sunday. The post office in Maywood has a new window design Maywood area residents attended the retirement reception for Dr. Hevel in Palmyra

of Clubs and Organizations

Chapter AT – P.E.O. LaBelle Chapter AT, P.E.O. met on November 9 at the LaBelle Fire Station Fellowship Hall with Beverly Lillard hosting the meeting. President Donna Lawson presided at the meeting. Beverly Lillard presented the program about the joys of being Grandmothers. Members enjoyed telling of their own experiences of being Grandmothers. Rita Bozarth presented a program on the IPS project. IPS awards up to $1,000 for full 12 months of study, based on the need

of the student for women who are citizens of countries other than the US or Canada, graduate students attending Cottey College. The next meeting will be a social meeting December 6 with members dining at Sprouts Restaurant with a gift exchange to follow. Canton Red Hats The Canton Red Hat group will meet on Dec. 20 at 11:30 at the Riverside Smokehouse. The Kahoka group and one of the Quincy groups will be joining us. Need info call

Edward Tate and Marvin Bringer delivered 552 items South Union Church members had collected for the Salvation Army. The twin sons of John and Rebecca Jones Mills are out of the hospital and home doing well. Riley Eisenberg, age 12, Maywood, shot a 10 point buck this deer season. It scored 174.5/8. He is the son of Terry and Lisa Eisenberg. Mary and Wayne Snodgrass, Linda Denemark and Irene and Paul Durst met Tuesday for supper Thanksgiving celabrations included Edward and Mary Jane Tate guests present were Richard and Tammy Tate, Adam Tate and his friend Kerrie and her boys. Mark, Chris and Jared Tate and his friend Caryn Lippincott, Lindsey Dunn, and Angela and Gene Walbring. Lindsey’s husband, Ben Dunn is on active duty with the National Guard overseas. Wednesday guests of Charilyn Stalder were grandchildren, Jacklyn and Nick Waters and Jay and Meg Stalder. Thanksgiving dinner guests were Bill, Brenda and Quinn Stalder, and Dennis and LeeAnn Waters. Charilyn’s son, Gary phoned from New Mexico. Friday, Charilyn visited in the home of Dennis and LeeAnn to see Seth and his son, Nolan. She called in the home of Bill and Elizabeth Shults. Bill is her brother and has not been well. Paul and Irene Durst celebrated Thanksgiving dinner in their home with family and friends. Present were Linda Denmark, Derl, Ruth, Daryn, Amy and Emily Bowman, Denise, Scott and Alayna Moore, Susan, John, Evan, and Ashlan Knoche, Tucker Martin, Megan and Adam Wardlow, Mike, Tina, Samantha and Ethan Durst. Marty Swanson, Jerry and Patty Logsdon, Merle Blentlinger, Nancy and Andrew Marshall. Thanksgiving guests of Marvin and Loretta Bringer were Ann and Julie Brink, Gene Trautvetter, Ann Haugh, Dalton and Bobby Shepherd, Zoey Hanie, and Rachel Bringer. Thanksgiving guests of Darrell and Phyllis Eisenberg were Pat, Cindy and Cole Schutte and Craig, Nicole, and Emma Brinkman. The South Union church family was saddened to learn of the death of a former pastor, Rev. Jay Stinson, of New London. He and Kaye served the congregation before Bro. Jeremy was called and he left because of ill health.

Carolyn Winters (288925) or Nina Porter (2883030.) Progressive neighbors

Progressive Neighbors met Nov. 8 in the Kathleen Miller home. The club’s annual Thanksgiving dinner was held. Before the meal Cherilyn Williams had a prayer for Thanksgiving. Members brought food and non-perishable items for donations to NECAC. A turkey was also donated. A donation will be given to the Lewis County Nursing Home and Country Aire Retirement Estates. The next meeting will be the club’s Christmas dinner on Dec. 13 in the home of Kay Doss. Members are to bring a five dollar wrapped gift.

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This is life

A Photo From Yesteryear

by Dan Steinbeck •

Black Friday, black pepper, black eye Black Friday was started to help businesses get in the financial black, as opposed to the red ink of the financial condition of the U.S. Government. Theoretically, on Black Friday, stores offer fantastic prices on select items to draw the obsessed to compete for the limited supply. While the term “black” in this case is supposed to mean a positive for businesses, Black Friday has again proved to have negative connotations. Think Black Eye, which has what Black Friday has come to symbolize because it highlights American greed. Remember last year, reports of people getting trampled because they were unfortunate enough to be the frontrunner in a crazed mob where a particular item was offered? It was worse in some areas this year. People were pepper sprayed in Los Angeles, and even in Gladstone, Missouri. One man in the west was knocked unconscious. In North Carolina, there were gunshots. People fought over gifts, just to save a little money. Traffic gets ridiculous.

Stores that participate in Black Friday must bear some of the responsibility. This year, some of them even moved Black Friday up into charcoal gray Thursday. By making ridiculous offers, limited supply, and further limited hours - all to better the black bottom line - it contributes to the mob frenzy. There likely were items whose price jumped on Black Friday. Those who partake in Black Friday get-therefirst sales, must bear part of the blame. A few years ago, the greeters were the people in the store welcoming customers. Now the greeters are those who get-the-goods whatever the cost, and whomever is in the way at the time. Really people, is this who we are? In this age of instant broadcast and cameras everywhere, are incidents like this how we want to make a name for ourselves, how we want to be portrayed in public - greedy, selfish coveters? Perhaps Black Friday is the proper name. Black is a color associated with mourning and disregard for a fellow human is worth mourning.


My View

by Allen Searson •

Harvest of Thanks

I’m sure this past weekend gave us all an opportunity to pause, reflect, and express our “Thanksgiving” and Thanksliving” experiences. My life in Lewis County has brought me many blessings and reasons to be thankful. I feel I would be amiss if I didn’t lead off by giving God the thanks and praise He is due. Without god’s guidance and protection in my life, I may have never reached the place I am at today. Over the years as a youth, then teen and young adult I prayed for the very wife I am now joined with. I met Adrian at college; we dated for a couple of years and were married in may 2010. She is my best friend and greatest inspiration.

Almost one year to the date, our beautiful son, Ryan, was born into our family. I thank God every day for his excellent health, active spirit, and cheerful smile. I tell him every day, “I love you son.” Our family support, from the Searson and Groff sides, is absolutely praiseworthy. I cannot thank our family enough for the love, generosity and genuine help they provide. They have been our sure anchors in life. Others who deserve our heart-felt thanks are our church family, college family, and personal friends. Life has brought me a harvest of blessings and to that I offer up my harvest of thanks.


To The Editor

To The Editor:

Much of the water has receded, but the Flood of 2011 won’t be forgotten anytime soon. Meanwhile, residents, farmers and local governments work to restore their homes, farmlands, and economies. Time will tell if the federal government lends a hand or stands in the way. The U.S. Army Corps (Corps) of Engineers recently completed a series of public meetings to discuss plans for managing the Missouri River. Calls for greater flood protection followed Corps officials from stop to stop. With the exception of Montana, all of the states

in the Missouri River Basin shared a common message—flood control must play a greater role in the management of the Missouri River. The message was loud and clear, but it remains to be seen if anything will change. On a positive note, following the public meetings, the Corps announced it will be more flexible with releases in preparing for the spring of 2012 and will analyze the impacts of increased flood storage in upper basin reservoirs. Many important issues remain. Time is of the essence, and the Corps has indicated they will need additional funds to repair the levee system. Several

Photo courtesy of the Lewis County Historical Society

This is a photo of downtown Canton in the early 1900’s. Notice all of the different sized structures and outbuildings.


Backward Glances

From the pages of early Lewis County newspapers

25 Years Ago Press-News Journal November 27, 1986 The building that once housed Katherine’s Antiques is slated to be used for toy manufacturing by Wyatt Industries. Lewis County C-1 Schools held a public forum to discuss the possibility of consolidating grade schools or building a new elementary school. 45 Years Ago The Canton Press-News Dec.1, 1966 Harold Williams, son of Mrs. Golda Williams of Canton, is now in Vietnam. He has been assigned as a cashier in the largest airport in Saigon. Mr. and Mrs. Claude Martin have sold their motel and trailer court to Mr. and Mrs. Henry Herren. Mr. and Mrs. Martin have operated the mote and trailer court for the last 27 years. The first annual Homecoming will be held at Canton High School and the first queen will be crowned. Bette Baxter, Sherry Golden and Barb Richards of the senior class are the three candidates nominated by their classmates. Mr. and Mrs. Alex Leslie of Williamstown entertained at a reunion dinner in Kahoka in honor of a group of Mr. Leslie’s formembers of the Missouri Congressional delegation are working to address the funding issue. U.S. Senators Blunt and McCaskill have offered amendments to 2012 spending bills that would focus additional resources on flood protection and infrastructure. In the interim, there continues to be calls for the Corps to reallocate funds from the Missouri River Recovery Program (MRRP). The MRRP is designed to comply with requirements of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to improve conditions for threatened and endangered species. Over time, the program has morphed into a bureaucratic stimulus act as MRRP now focuses on “ecosystem restoration” at an estimated cost of $3 billion over 40 years.

mer pupils who attended the Egypt school in Clark County when he taught there in the year of 1906. Dual funeral services for Francis Phillips, 29, and Harold Phillips, 20, were held Nov. 28 in LaGrange. The Phillips brothers were killed in an automobile accident Nov. 26 in LaGrange. 50 Years Ago The Canton Press-News November 30, 1961 The City of Canton along with the Chamber of Commerce will have free parking meters on Saturdays until Christmas. The Canton Theatre will feature the move The Misfits, starring Clark Gable, Marilyn Monroe, Montgomery Clift and Eli Wallach. Children under 12 will not be admitted. This is Clark Gable’s last film. The Canton Speed Wash will have a Get Acquainted Day with their new equipment on Dec. 9. The Extractor cuts drying time in half and the coin operated Hair Dryer allows you to dry your hair while you wait. Customers will get one free extractor load, one free hair dry and one free washer load. 85 years Ago The Lewis County Journal November 1926 “We continue to call for improvements in the bank stabilization program and can only shake our heads in disbelief that annual spending on habitat recovery programs is more than ten times that spent on operation and maintenance of the Missouri River itself,” said Missouri Farm Bureau President Blake Hurst at the Corps’ recent public hearings. Our priorities are out of whack and federal funds should be reallocated quickly to ensure there is no delay in the recovery process. Flood recovery and prevention should now be the focus. It is impossible for the USFWS to justify spending funds on threatened and endangered species when people are struggling to put their lives back together. Dan Cassidy

Canton- One hundred and fifty royal Arch Masons attended the golden anniversary celebration of Canton Chapter, No. 88, held here Tuesday afternoon and evening. The Canton Chapter conferred the Most Excellent Master and Royal Arch degree on a class of 39 candidates. The initiation took place at Culver gymnasium. Three hundred members of the chapter and their guests were served at a banquet in the new auditorium of the high school last night. High Priest W.F. Hodges of the Canton Chapter was in charge of the meeting. The basement of the Christian Church is finished and the bazaar and supper will be given there Saturday evening. L.C. Accola has recently purchased the Homer Puhl harness business and is combining his shoe stock and repairing equipment with the harness stock equipment. 95 Years Ago December 1916 The Lewis County Journal The movers moved last Friday Earl Samuel to his new home on the south side of Jefferson, between Washington and Decatur Streets, Circuit Clerk James H. Wilson to the residence he purchased of Samuel on the west side of Washington between Green and Benton. Dr. Moore and family took rooms at W.R. Risk’s at the corner of Washington and Jefferson. H.R. Burgess, the telephone man, tells us he installed a phone in Glaves School house this week which is the first phone to be put in a rural school in the country. Leo Phillips is the teacher. The phone will be of great convenience to the pupils and the patrons of the school. Lewistown Record. J.W. Hawkins carrier on Route 1, has been on the job since it was established nearly 15 years ago; contrary to the prediction of his many friends who said he wouldn’t last six weeks. Jim has missed but few trips and has stuck to his job like a leech. Route 2 has had the same carrier since it was established something like 13 years

ago. D.L. Wright is the faithful and accommodating carrier on this route. Emmett Nelson, the Monticello and Lewistown carrier, has been going about five years. Emmett has a little harder task than the others, in that he has to leave Monticello at 6 every morning, seven mornings a week, but Emmett has been faithful on his job. Miss Lizzie Weber died at her home in Kahoka Wednesday Funeral services conducted by Dr. Muir at Dover church, after which she was laid to rest in Dover Cemetery by the side of her brother, who was buried last Sunday. Dover.

105 Years Ago November 1906 The Lewis County Journal Only a few of the pioneer settlers of this and adjoining counties can remember where the first water mill was built here in 1834. It was indeed a rudely constructed affair. Many a time has Ford Staples endeavored to describe to us minutely just how that mill was built of logs and the many trying experiences gone through in the construction. It was rebuilt some two or three times and was in successful operation 65 years ago.

125 Years Ago November 26, 1886 The Lewis County Journal We join with the LaGrange Democrat in wishing the Tremont House in LaGrange the good luck of soon becoming the railroad hotel for dinner. It is the most favorably located of any hotel on the Long Line for this purpose, and its genial and manly landlord deserves every streak of good luck that is distributable. We hope the trains will stop there for dinner. Messrs. Muldoon and Sharp of St. Louis have rented the Wolflin Park house for the season and are ready to receive hogs for which they will pay the highest market price. They wish to pack 20,000 head here this winter. Their town office is at Munday’s southeast corner, 3rd and Lewis Streets. Canton News.

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Geisendorfer, Cottrell exchange vows

Mr. and Mrs. Geisendorfer

Park United Methodist Church in Lewistown was the setting on Oct. 8, 2011 for the wedding of Amy Leann Cottrell of Kahoka, Mo., and Zachary William Geisendorfer of Lewistown, Mo. The bride is the daughter of David and Brenda Cottrell, Kahoka, Mo. The groom is the son of Bill and Shelly Geisendorfer, Lewistown, Mo. The ceremony was conducted by Pastor Delbert Earlywine. Music was provided by Mrs. Mary McConnell, pianist. The bride was given in marriage by her parents. Kayla Oilar,, Kahoka, Jennifer Mohr, Canton and Jonie Kirchner, Kahoka, were bridesmaids. Groomsmen were Zachary Cottrell, Monticello, cousin of the bride, John Schreck, Durham, and Jacob Scott, Ewing. Ushers were Kristen Bringer and Audra Sly, cousins of the groom. Flower

girl was Ansley Bringer, cousin of the groom and ring bearer was Peyton Cottrell, son of the bride. The wedding party traveled by hayrack ride from the church to the Eagles Lodge in Canton, Mo., for a wedding reception. A rehearsal dinner was hosted by the groom’s parents on Oct. 7 at the Monticello Methodist Church. The dinner was served by Tina Wiseman and Diane Casebier. The bride is employed by United State Bank in Ewing. The groom is employed by Heetco in Hannibal, Mo. A shower in honor of the bride was held on Sept. 11 at the Lewistown Fire House hosted by the bridesmaids and aunts of the couple. The couple is at home in rural Lewistown.

American Family hires new talent

Mark Reinebach Agency, Inc. of Canton has hired Lacy Seeger, Ewing, as a Licensed Agency Sales Specialist. Lacy recently relocated to the area with her husband, Brooks Seeger and their children. Brooks, a native of Ewing, graduated from Highland High School. In her new role, Lacy works primarily outside of the office for the customer’s convenience. She does in-home personal and on-site commercial appointments. Lacy brings experience in Property & Casualty as well as Life & Health insurance. She is currently licensed in Missouri, Iowa and Illinois. She is able to handle all insurance needs and takes a specific interest in Health, Life and Business insurance. “Lacy is bringing excellent sales and service to the agency.” said Mark Reinebach, American Family Agent. “She is looking forward to continuing the agency tradition of meeting all current and prospective customers where and when they need her.” Lacy attended University of Missouri – Columbia as well as Creighton University. She has also been an active fundraising member for several organizations and plans to further her efforts locally.

Lacy Seeger

Celebrating their 25 years in business, March 1st 2012, Mark Reinebach Agency, Inc. of American Family Insurance offers a wide array of personal, business, and farm/ranch insurance. They currently employ 5 full time staff members in addition to Agent, Mark Reinebach.

Lays celebrate 30th anniversary

Benny and Norma Lay of Lewistown, Mo., celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Nov. 11, 2011. Mr. Lay and the former Norma Bugh were married at Canton, Mo., on Nov. 11, 1961. Mrs. Lay is the daughter of the late Albert and Ruby (Meyers) Bugh of Lewistown. Mr. Lay is the son of the late Russell and Nellie (Downs) Lay. They are the parents of Theresa (Dwight) Clay of LaBelle and Tim (Amy) Lay, Ewing. They have six grandchildren, a step-granddaughter and three great-grandchildren. A supper at Drake’s in Hannibal, was hosted by their children with family attending.

Benny and Norma Lay

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Sunday, Depot open 11 am - 4 pm 5:00 pm Church Service at Depot


The Durham, Mt. Olivet and LaGrange United Methodist Volunteers in mission team is selling firewood as a way to raise funds for their mission effort in our area. This will be good quality firewood split and cut to a length that most people can use. The price is $50 a pickup load. They can also custom cut to length for those who have a larger or smaller stove or furnace. The VIM team’s wood will not only warm your home, but will also warm your heart with the knowledge that the money you spend will also be used to help others in need. If you are interested in purchasing wood from our VIM team you may contact the following people to place an order or to discuss a custom load cut to your specifications. Terry Goings 573-478-3376 James Spratt 573-478-3444 Pastor Steve Martin 573-231-9405

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Life today on farms in Northeast Missouri

Robert Perry Named Northeast Missouri Livestock Person of the Year Robert N. Perry was recognized December 2, 2011, as the Northeast Missouri Livestock Person of the Year. He was presented the award during the Missouri Livestock Symposium at the Kirksville Middle School in Kirksville, Mo. Perry has been an active livestock producer and an advocate for quality livestock production in Northeast Missouri his entire life. His dedication and service to the community, region and state represent the essence of the award, which honors livestock leaders from Northeast Missouri who have made significant contributions to the progress and well-being of the livestock industry. “Selected by performance, evaluated by comparison” is the foundation motto for the success of Perry Farms ( html). The success stories started long before Bob and Kathleen met. Bob grew up on a 130-acre farm in Shelby County, Mo. His mother died of an infection following surgery for appendicitis in 1934. Bob was 2 years old. Raising six children on the farm didn’t allow his father to pay for everything his children wanted to do. However, Bob grew up with a lot of love and all of the support he could have needed. With his father’s encouragement, Bob and his brother, John, entered a program for young boys sponsored by a prominent Missouri lawyer, W.G. Lewellen. Lewellen owned a farm in the country and supported young men who wanted to raise purebred hogs. He provided the boys with bred sows to raise on their own farm, then purchased pigs from the boys, paying incentives for weight gain. Lewellen allowed the boys to keep every third gilt from each litter to start their own herds. Bob’s hard work paid off when he made enough money to buy his first boar. Bob enjoyed judging livestock in high school and entered numerous picture judging contests. When he was a senior in high school, he won a Farmall Cub tractor in a Kellogg Seed Company Contest. Bob sold the tractor to his father in exchange for a college education. His father always encouraged him to go to college and obtain a solid education. While at the University of Missouri (MU), Bob worked at the RG barn (retarded growth experimental barn) while working toward a bachelor’s degree in animal husbandry. He was on the 1952 livestock judging team. As an individual, he placed second at the Chicago International and third at both the American Royal and the National Western. Bob spent four years in ROTC at MU. After graduation he spent three years as a copilot on a B-47 in the U.S. Air Force. Bob’s father took care of his hogs while he was in college and in the service. When Bob returned home, his dad provided him with 10 Duroc gilts to start his new herd. Meanwhile, Russell Moore, a vocational agriculture teacher, and his family moved from Iowa to Shelby County. Russell was respected by many for his willingness to help local livestock judging teams. He raised purebred Duroc hogs and registered Angus cattle on the 480-acre farm he purchased. His daughter, Kathleen, worked with the cattle and the hogs. Kathleen enrolled at MU and received several scholarships. However, while on her senior trip, her father drowned while working cattle. Since Kathleen was the oldest of two girls, this made it difficult for her to continue her college education. Already in the Air Force, Bob wrote a letter of encouragement to Kathleen, which started a long-distance relationship. A good friend, Clyde Barrick, offered to assist Kathleen’s family so she could attend MU and they could keep the farming operation. After two years studying home economics while Bob was in the Air Force, Kathleen left school. She and Bob were married June 15, 1957. With a strong desire to farm and raise purebred livestock, Bob and Kathleen moved to her family’s farm at Bethel and entered into a partnership with Kathleen’s mother, Martha Moore. The young couple purchased six Duroc gilts and a boar to add to the 10 gilts that Bob’s father had given him to form the basis of their herd. They started their registered Angus herd with a herd of 19 cows that Kathleen had started with a cow her grandfather had given her to start her 4-H proj-

ect. This continues a registered Angus herd that was started in 1922. As a biosecurity measure to protect the health of their herd and the herds of their customers, the Perrys maintain a closed cow herd. New bloodlines are added using artificial insemination (AI). They submit Angus Herd Improvement Records (AHIR®) — including birth, weaning and yearling weights; and ultrasound measurements — to attain expected progeny differences (EPDs) for each trait. Their herd is selected to satisfy customers seeking calving-ease bulls with high weaning and yearling weights. Their Angus bull “Perry Power Design 715” holds the record as the top-selling bull in the NEMO Beef Cattle Improvement Association (BCIA) Performance Tested Bull Sale. Purchased by ABS Global, he ranks in the top 10% of the Angus breed for $B and calving-ease direct EPD. The NEMO BCIA named Bob its Outstanding Seedstock Producer in 2007. The Perrys are well-known for their leadership in performance testing in the swine industry. Bob served on the boards of the National Swine Improvement Federation (NSIF) and the Missouri Swine Improvement Federation (MSIF). These performanceoriented organizations established central boar test stations to measure feed efficiency, rate of gain, loineye area, and backfat in order to provide comparisons between bloodlines. Bob served on the boards of the University of Missouri (MU) and Northeast Missouri (NEMO) swine test stations for many years. At the 100th MU test sale, Bob was honored for testing the most pens (54). In 1970, Bob was instrumental in the MSIF’s decision to purchase an ultrasound machine and to hire a technician to travel the state to gather loin eye and backfat data for MSIF members in order to establish EPDs for the carcass traits. Bob has had three Duroc Hog College™ boars at the National Barrow Show. He has shown a plethora of champions at type conferences, state fairs and national shows. In addition, the Perrys have sold purebred hogs throughout the United States and internationally, including Canada, Mexico, the Philippines, Japan and Korea. In addition to welcoming 4-H, FFA and collegiate teams to their farm for livestock judging practices, the Perrys have provided hogs for intercollegiate and FFA livestock judging contests at the American Royal since the 1960s. And Bob has served as an official judge for the collegiate contest. Every 4-H and FFA show or collegiate judging contest, whether on the farm or at a national show, provides an opportunity to interact and to teach the young men and women who will be future leaders in the livestock industry. While miles away from home, the Perrys frequently meet someone who will say, “Yes, we know where you live. We were at your place for a livestock judging workout.” Bob has received the Missouri Pork Producers Master Seed Stock Producer, Outstanding Pork Producer and Missouri Pork All-American, Livestock

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HLGU Theatre Presents The Musical "A Christmas Carol"

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Hundreds of hours were logged by the cast and crew in the HLGU production of the timeless story "The Christmas Carol" penned by Charles Dickens at the December 1-3 musical presented in the Parker Theatre of The Roland Fine Arts Center. A stingy, grumpy old man was brought to life by HLGU Bible major, Caleb Brookshire's portrayal of Scrooge. Visitations by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present and Christmas Future opened the eyes of the mean-spirited employer and ruthless businessman to his treatment of not only the townsfolk, but also that of his employee, Bob Cratchit. Cratchit, played by HLGU faculty member, Chris Buckles, provides for his large family on a less than meager salary earned working long hours without time with his family to celebrate Christmas Day. The Cratchit family is not only struggling with daily needs, they are living with a very ill child and sibling, Tiny Tim, whom needs medical care or he may not live. Tiny Tim was portrayed by Highland High School student, Camden Scifres, age 11, is the son of Paul and Kendra Scifres of Maywood. The next HLGU theatrical production "A Stone in the Road" will be staged February 23-24, 2012.

Submitted photos Members of the timeless story, "The Christmas Carol" penned by Charles Dickens was presented as a musical December 1-3, 2011 in The Roland Fine Arts Center at Hannibal LaGrange University, Hannibal, Missouri. Tiny Tim (w/ red scarf) was portrayed by Camden Scifres of Highland High School at Ewing, Missouri.

John Wood Community College Foundation Honors Scholarship Donors and Recipients

Submitted photos John Wood Community College Foundation recently held its annual scholarship reception for donor and recipients. More than $50,000 in scholarships were awarded to 145 JWCC students for the current academic year. The following scholarships were presented during the event: Cargill Scholarships Steve Long of Cargill Meats presented a scholarship to Matthew Hocking of Liberty. Bob Hargrove of Cargill Meats presented a scholarship to Zachery Mueller of Bluffs. Shelly Tweedy, chair of the Cargill Cares Committee, presented to Ivy Neisen of Ewing, Mo., Ranay Sharpe of Shelbyville, Mo. and Rachel Whitlock of Baylis.

Daniel E. Fischer Memorial Scholarship presented by Dan’s brother, DD Fischer, to Anthony DeVerger of Durham, Mo.

C-SC Annual Toy Drive

Members of Culver-Stockton College’s Theta Alpha Phi theatre honor society are embracing the season of giving by again hosting a toy drive to benefit area families in need. Students, faculty, staff, parents and community members are encouraged to donate new or used toys in good condition. Unwrapped toys can now be placed around the Christmas tree in the lobby of Robert W. Brown Performing Arts Center now through Dec. 16. All toys will be donated to the Canton Council of Churches for distribution in the community. For more information, contact Theta Alpha Phi member Joey Burbach at, or Ian Heath at

Library Holiday Closings The Lewis County Library will be closed Dec. 24, 26, 31, and Jan. 2 for the holidays.

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Photo by Rita Cox

Photo by Rita Cox

These beautiful ladies posed for a picture while attending the Notre Dame Catholic Bazaar and Bake Sale held in LaGrange on Dec. 3.

(L to R) Desiny Bevans, Cindy Kell and Shandall Hickman assemble the float for the Canton Holiday Lighted Parade.

Photo by Rita Cox

The Highland Pep Band performs during the first home basketball game at Highland Dec. 2.

Photo by Rita Cox

These wild horses have been corralled at the four-way stop in Lewistown near the Country Corner Grocery Store.



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Cotton Bowl Grand Opening 6-12 featuring glow bowling.

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Holiday Lighted Parade, 6pm. Santa at train depot after parade. Soup supper prior to parade, 5pm, Senior Center.


Durham Community Center - Santa Claus 11am, Bake Sale, Soup & Sandwich Luncheon 10-2.


Family Christmas Parry, Youth Center 1-3. Santa Claus 1:30.

Boy Scout Fundraiser Breakfast Buffet, Saints Avenue Cafe 6-10am. Shopping Extravaganza, Wee-Care Daycare 12-3. Great last minute Christmas gifts.

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Friends of the Canton Public Library, Advent Celebration, 2-6pm, home of Dr. Terry Sherer.

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Christmas with Santa, Saints Avenue Cafe 9-11am.

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Auction/For the Record


LARGE 2 PARTY AUCTION Reminder SAT DEC 10TH - 10:00 AM Sale conducted at the Knox City, MO Community Building.

Antique Oak Furniture; Glassware and China; Collectibles; Quilts; Household / Misc.; Guns; Tool and related items.

Notice of Election for Lewis County 911

Lewis County E-911 will be holding an election April 3, 2012. Positions for election are: One at-large member for a four year term; Two from the Northern District for a four year term; One from the Southern District for a four year term. Persons interested in being on the ballot can sign-up at the Lewis County Clerk’s Office December 13, 2011 through January 7, 2012 during regular business hours of 8 am-4 pm Monday through Friday. 1st Pub. Dec. 8, 2011




THUR DEC 15TH - 10:00 AM Sale conducted on the East edge of St. Francisville, MO lying just west of the cemetery.


COLLECTIBLE AUTOS / TRACTOR / 3 PT EQUIPMENT 1964 Ford Country Sedan, black with red interior, 79,079 miles.; 1977 Ford Thunderbird 302, auto, 21,576 miles.; 1970 Buick Electra 225, 4 door, 88,937 miles.; 1977 Cadillac Eldorado, 2 dr., 49,059 miles.; 8N Ford Tractor, 3pt. good 11.2-28 tires, looks and runs good.; 3pt. 6’ disc.; Dearborn 2 btm 3pt. plow.; 3pt. 2 row cultivator.; 3pt. 2 row Dearborn planter.; 2 wheel trailer.; Also selling a nice assortment of 1960s and 70s hubcaps; set of P21570 R15 tires on 5 bolt gold and chrome mags; few collectible car parts, horns, spotlights, hood ornaments, etc. COLLECTIBLES / MISC MW No. 5352 corn sheller; pitcher pump; grist mill; galvanized sprinkle cans; milk cans; stoneware crocks and bowl; motion light; carbide lights; buck saws; washboard; few collectible tins and cans; Lady head vase; few pieces of collectible glassware; cookie jars; lanterns; antique lamp table; Seller’s style pull out leaf table with enamel top; die cast cars; smoke stand; cedar chest; Waterfall vanity and chest of drawers; 3 wheel bicycle and others; metal lawn chairs; lawn ornaments; Century brass blade fan; large beveled wall mirror; walnut single drawer stand; various radios and record players; large assortment of record albums; Maytag washer and electric dryer; dining room table with 6 chairs and matching china hutch; 3 pc. bedroom outfit; full size bed; chest of drawers; TVs; household electronics; Seth Thomas grandfather clock; (new) Schwinn Sting Ray bicycle; nice Rascal motorized scooter; ice cream freezer; bird baths; wind chimes; Craftsman 10” band saw; few power tools; assorted hand tools; various lawn and garden tools; bench grinder; steel fence post; wheel barrows; push mowers; MTD 18hp 46” cut riding mower; aluminum ext. ladder; and many other useful items.




Sale conducted at the CARE Building, (Vine Street) Kahoka, MO Doors Open at 10:00 am for Preview

Selling quality private collection of Gold and Silver Coins, Marbles and Comic Books. LOW HOURED FARM MACHINERY & FARM RELATED AUCTION

WED DEC 28TH - 10:00 AM Sale Conducted East of Memphis, MO on Hwy 136 to Rte U then South on Rte U 1.3 mile, then West on County Rd 1 mile. (Steer left at 1st corner on County Road).

Only 2221 Hours

Only 830 Hours Contact James at 660-341-7779 for additional information

2001 JD 7510 MFWD,Only 830 hours, duals,115hp. 20spd. Power Quad,L.H.Rev., Purchased in April 2002 with 364 hours.; 1983 JD 4250 2WD only 2221 one owner hours; 1978 JD 4240 2WD, Quad., 8600 hours; AC D17 Series IV 5547 hours w/ Loader; 1974 D6C, 99J, Direct Drive Dozer; 1973 D6C, 10K P.S. Dozer; 1985 JD 7720 Titan II RWA Combine, 3252 hours; 920 platform/ 643 low tin Corn Head; Bobcat 773 Series F Skidsteer only 1000 hours; JD 7200 6/30 Max Emerge 2 No-til Planter; JD 750 drill; Vermeer 605 Series L, Net wrap; Vermeer R23A V-Rake; New Holland 512 Spreader; JD 1508 and 1008 Rotary Cutters; Grain trucks/ Pickup; Tillage and Misc Equipment; Various Tool and Farm Related.

MARY AND THE LATE FRITZ VASSHOLZ, SELLER McAfee/Hayes Auction Service and Associates 660-727-3796


Notice of Election Lewis County Nursing Home District The Board of Directors of the Lewis County Nursing Home District has called a General Municipal Election to be held in the Lewis County Nursing Home District on the 3rd day of April, 2012, pursuant to the election laws of the State of Missouri. The following Directors shall be elected Tuesday, April 3, 2012: A. Lewis County Nursing Home Sub-District Two (2) for a three (3) year term pursuant to the provision of Section 198.280 RSMo., amended 1994.

Notice is given that a General Municipal Election will be held in Ewing, Missouri on the 3rd day of April, 2012. The vacancies in offices to be filled are as follows:

B. Lewis County Nursing Home Sub-District Five (5) for a three (3) year term pursuant to the provision of Section 198.280 RSMo., amended 1994.

1. Alderman from Ward I for a two year term. 2. Alderman from Ward II for a two year term.

Candidates for Director of the Lewis County Nursing Home District from the above specified Sub-Districts shall be a citizen of the United States, a resident taxpayer of the Nursing Home District, and the Sub-District in which the Director is to be elected, and all candidates shall have resided within the State of Missouri for one (1) year next preceding the election and all candidates must be 24 years of age.

All candidates for the above offices shall file their declaration of candidacy at Ewing City Office starting at 8:00 a.m., December 13, 2011 through January 17, 2012. 1st Pub. Dec. 8, 2011

Dorothy Goings City Clerk


Notice of Filing City of LaGrange, Missouri The City Council of the City of LaGrange, Missouri has hereby called in and for the City of LaGrange, Missouri a General Municipal Election to be held on Tuesday, the 17th of April, 2012 . That the Vacancies in offices to be filled at the election are as follow: A. Council member for North Ward of the City of La Grange, for a two year term B. Council member for the Middle Ward of the City of LaGrange, for a two year term C. Council member for the South Ward of the City of LaGrange, for a two year term Candidates for City positions shall be at least 21 years of age, a citizen of the United States, and an inhabitant and resident of the City for one year next preceding his or her elections and a resident of the ward from which he or she is elected. The first date for candidate filing to be placed on the ballot at said General Municipal Election, shall be the 13th day of December, 2011 at LaGrange City Hall during the business hours (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) located at 118 South Main, LaGrange, Missouri. The final date for candidate filing shall be 17th of January 2012. 1st Pub. Dec. 8, 2011


All candidates shall file their Declaration of Candidacy with the Lewis County Election Authority at the Courthouse in Monticello, Missouri. The first date for the filing of candidacy shall be December 13, 2011, and the last date for filing of candidacy shall be January 17, 2012. /s/ Mark Huebotter Mark Huebotter, Secretary of the Board of Directors Lewis County Nursing Home District 1st Pub. Dec. 8, 2011


IN THE 2nd Judicial Circuit Court, Lewis County, Missouri Fred Westhoff, Judge In the Estate ) of ) Estate No. Bruce E. ) 11LEArmbruster, ) PR00047 deceased ) NOTICE OF Letters of Administration Granted (Supervised Administration Non-Resident Fiduciary) To all Persons Interested in the Estate of Bruce E. Armbruster, decedent:


MON., DECEMBER 12 • 10:00 A.M.

“This is one of the nicest and largest lines of one-owner John Deere farm machinery that you will have the opportunity to purchase at unreserved public auction!” Sale to be held at the farm. FROM LAGRANGE, MO: Take Business 61 south (also Route B) just past the Casino to Oyster Street, then right or west (you'll cross under the interstate) 3 miles to the farm. FROM CANTON, MO: Take Hwy. 61 south approximately 10 miles to Exit B & 61 Business, then take B/61 Business east and north towards LaGrange 1.4 miles to Oyster Street (immediately after crossing Oyster Branch Bridge), then left or west crossing under the interstate 3 miles to the farm. FROM QUINCY, IL: Go west, crossing the Mississippi River, on Hwy. 24 approximately 5 3/4 miles, merge onto Hwy. 61 north towards LaGrange, MO approximately 7 miles and take Exit B & 61 Business east & north towards LaGrange and follow same directions as above. '11 JD 8320RT track tractor w/ only 58 hrs., extended warranty!; '10 JD 8345RT track tractor w/ only 435 hrs., extended warranty; '09 JD 8430 tractor, MFWD & 593 hrs., extended warranty; '98 JD 7810 tractor, MFWD, 5346 hrs. & sells w/ JD 740 ldr.; '88 JD 4050 tractor w/ 7314 hrs.; '81 JD 4240 tractor w/ 9749 hrs.; JD 530 2-cyl. tractor w/ factory 3-pt.; '09 JD 9770 STS combine, 4WD, 536 eng./273 sep. hrs., extended warranty; '09 JD 635F 35' platform; '08 JD 608C 8RN corn head; J&M HT874 head trailer; '09 JD 1790 CCS 16/31 planter, every option & only 6,000 total acres; '09 Kinze 3500 8/16 planter, like new; '11 JD 2210 38 1/2' fld. cult.; '09 JD 2210 32 1/2' fld. cult.; '09 JD 637 32' disk; Case-IH 5300 52' NH3 toolbar, 21-knife & Raven monitor; '10 Kinze 1050 grain cart, 36" tracks & 32" unloading auger; Case-IH DMI 2500 Conservation in-line 7-shank ripper; '10 Wako 42' flex harrow; DMI 730 7-shank ripper; '00 JD 1560 drill, dolly wheel & 7 1/2" spacings; Top Aire TA1200 pull type sprayer w/ 90' booms & Raven monitor; Dalton 1650 gal. 15-knife liquid applicator w/ no-till; Best Way 500-gal. sprayer; Westfield 13"x71' auger; Westfield 10"x61' auger; Sudenga drive over grain pit; ADS BST-250 bulk seed buggy, excellent; '04 Rem 2100 grain vac; '04 NH 1411 mo-co; Kuhn 110 10-wheel rake; JD CX20 20' batwing; NDE 1652 vertical cutter/mixer/feeder w/ scales & like new; Badger BN3260 manure spreader; '97 Freightliner semi w/Cummins M11 & Fuller 8-spd.; '92 Int. 8200 semi w/855 dsl. & 9-spd. trans.; '88 Wilson 42' alum. hopper bottom grain trailer; '94 Wheeler 30' steel hopper bottom grain trailer; '87 Ford L8000 tandem grain truck, Fuller 10-spd., Scott 20' bed, cargo doors & 210,335 miles; '89 Ford L7000 grain truck, 6.6 dsl., 15' Omaha bed, cargo doors, color bright red & only 39,586 one-owner miles!; '93 Fontaine FLT-7-25H8TW 25-ton low boy; '07 W/W 24' alum. livestock trailer, like new; Komatsu D65EX dozer, EROPS, 11' blade & 6339 hrs.; MF 50H backhoe, ROPS; Case 1845C uni-loader; Holcomb 8-yd. dirt scraper; '07 Chev. Silverado 1500 4WD pickup, extended cab, 6' bed, 55,408 miles; '03 Chev. Silverado 3500 4WD dually truck w/ Duramax dsl. & sells w/ Besler steel flatbed & hyd. bale unroller. ALSO SELLING MANY OTHER PCS. & FARM RELATED ITEMS TO INCLUDE: Plows; hoes; cultivators; JD 725 loader; JD gator; ATVs; Big Valley cattle squeeze chute w/ head gate & palpation cage; concrete & wooden feed bunks; 10,000-gal. upright steel dsl. tank; 500-gal. fuel barrel; attachments; tractor & implement tires; fencing supplies; tools; plus much, much more! NOTE: Every item sells at “absolute unreserved” auction! The Schaffers have been planning their retirement for the last few years and have elected to buy the factory extended warranties on the late model tractors & combine which will be passed on to the new buyer(s). Hours & miles indicated in this ad are prior to the fall '11 harvest and will be updated closer to sale day. Live internet bidding available on major items. Loader tractor and auction personnel will be available to assist in loading out sale day, as well as the day after. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to give Mr. Schaffer a call, as he would be glad to answer them: Cell 573-745-0225.

JOHN & CAROL SCHAFFER CELL • 573-745-0225 HOME • 217-228-8943

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On 01 Dec. 2011, the following individual was appointed the personal representative of the estate of Bruce E. Armbruster, decedent, by the Probate Division of the Circuit Court of Lewis County, Missouri. The personal representative’s business address and phone number is: Parker Armbruster, 2210 Josephine Drive, Quincy, IL 62305, 217-316-1339. The personal representative’s attorney and designated agent’s name, business address, and phone number is: Jeffrey Robert Curl, PO Box 1013, 999 Broadway, Hannibal, MO 63401-1013, 573221-7333. All creditors of said decedent are notified to file claims in court within six months from the date of the first publication of this notice or if a copy of this notice was mailed to, or served upon, such creditor by the personal representative, then within two months from the date it was mailed or served, whichever is later, or be forever barred to the fullest extent permissible by law. Such six-month period and such two-month period do not extend the limitation period that would bar claims one year after the decedent’s death, as provided in Section 473.444, RSMo, or any other applicable limitation periods. Nothing in Section 473.033, RSMo, shall be construed to bar any action against a decedent’s liability insurance carrier through a defendant ad litem pursuant to Section 537.021, RSMo.

Date of the decedent’s death: 14-July-2011

Date of first publication: 08Dec-2011

/s/ Jan Geisendorfer Jan Geisendorfer Clerk

Receipt of this notice by mail should not be construed by the recipient to indicate that the recipient necessarily has a beneficial interest in the estate. The nature and extent of any person’s interest, if any, can be determined from the files and records of this estate in the Probate Division of the above referenced Circuit Court. 1st Pub. Dec. 8, 2011 12-29


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FOR THE RECORD Press-News Journal 573-288-5668

Protecting your right to know IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF LEWIS COUNTY, MISSOURI PROBATE DIVISION In the Estate ) of ) Estate No. Richard J. ) 08LEDeCoster, ) PR00043 deceased )


Kit Taylor Farm 12-8-12* Doris Long Property 6-17-12* Chas. Dewitt Property 11-6-12* Betty Hendrickson Farms 3-04-12* Dorothy M./Howard F. Higbee Farms 3-17-12* Hardin Far m 6-15-12* Dr. Michael/Alice Vaughn Farm 2-25-12* David & Vickie Gorrell Farms 2-15-12* Tim/Mark/Kay Dochterman Farms 11-6-12* Beverly and Dennis Welch Farms 10-19-12* CD/BL Corrigan Property 11-29-12* Crawford/Oliver Farms 5-8-12* Fenway Farm - Barkley, Rogers, St. Clair. 9-4-12* Barkley Farms, James & Brenda 9-4-12* Barbara Carskadon Farm 11-12-11* G & L Glasgow 1-7-12* Robert /Jere Taylor Farms (2) 10-29-12* Franks & Gorrell Farm 11-18-12* Farm of Seldon and Mary Logsdon 7-30-12* James & Carol Dettlaff Acres 11-11-11*


Glenn Krueger Farms 9-22-12* C.D. Taylor Farm 5-06-12* Charles & Nell Little Farm 14942 Holly Ave (No hunting/fishing) 9-22-12*


Ronnie & Judy Pierce Farm & property 5-13-13*


Donald and Mazie Vogel Farm 8-23-12* Gregory Drainage District Levee and Farms 4-12-12* Bud and Karen Vogel 9-20-12* Whippoorwill Hill Farm Richard/Gene Porter Farms 1-17-13* Tony & Ronda Whitaker Lands 5-06-12* Owned or leased land by Danny L. Dannenhauer 11-03-12*


Paul Lahr Farms 7-01-12* Jenny D. Murphy Reid Farm 3-10-12* Gloria Burbridge Prop. 4-17-12* between Monroe & Jackson St Ronald L. Farr Farms 8-10-12* Sharon Crossett Residence 6-17-12* 400 N. Main CANTON & LAGRANGE 6-17-12* Tim Heimonen property 4-14-12* Paul Legg Residence 407 N. Main Courtney Farms 11-20-12* 10-6-12* Gary and Patricia Bunch 7-01-12* Paul Legg Farm 22422 Ponderosa Ave. and no fireworks! Lisa Borgstadt Property 6-21-12* 202-204 N. 4th CANTON & Monticello Lonnie/Earnest Martin 11-04-12* Campen Farms 11-03-13* (410 N. Main (old Cath. Church) Violators will be prosecuted! Connie & Frank Bange and Marsha Allison 08-11-12* LEWISTOWN Lowell Reynolds Farm 12-27-12* WILLIAMSTOWN Warner/McHughFarms 1-23-12* Jim Lillard Farms 1-04-12* Emrick Farms-Harry & Neva Emrick Linnie L. Bevans Farms 11-06-11* $750 reward for information lead- Donna Hudnut Farm is 12-20- 11* ing to arrest and conviction of any- now RRVC LLC one trespassing on Emrick Farms 8-9-12* Ewing David Keith Farm 10-29-12* Wilma Chipman, Jeannie S. and Stice Farms / Rebecca Stice Jones Barb C. and Glen Chipman Neil, Randy, Richard 10-29-12* 10-08-12*



Cotton Wood Hollow Farms 4-25-12* William C. Sedelmeier 3-31-12*

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Public Notices

NOTICE OF FILING OF FINAL SETTLEMENT AND APPLICATION FOR DISTRIBUTION To all Persons Interested in the Estate of Richard J. DeCoster, deceased, Estate Number 08LE-PR00043: Notice is hereby given that a Final Settlement and Application for Determination of the Persons who are the successors in interest to the In the 2nd judicial circuit court of lewis county, missouri Judge Fred L. Westhoff Probate Division In the Estate of Donald L. Campen, deceased

) ) Case No. ) 11LE) PR00043 )

notice of letters Testamentary granted

(Independent Administration Non-Resident Fiduciary)

To all Persons Interested in the Estate of Donald L. Campen, decedent: On 14 Nov. 2011, the last will of the decedent having been admitted to probate, the following individual was appointed personal representative of the estate of Donald

personal and real property of the decedent and of the extent and character of their interest therein, and for distribution of such property will be filed in the probate division of the Circuit Court of Lewis County, Missouri, by the undersigned personal representatives on the 28th day of December, 2011, or as continued by the Court and that any objections or exceptions to such settlement or application or any item therein must be in writing and filed within twenty (20) days after the filing of such settlement.

1st Pub. Nov. 24, 2011 4t 12-15

Jules V. DeCoster, Attorney

Seeking bids for salt & snow removal of side walks and drive-way. Please mail bids to: Heartland Bank and Trust Attn: Sharon Roberts 600 Washington Street, Canton, MO 63435


Notice of Filing

Voters in the R-4 Fire Protection District will elect one (1) Board Member for a six (6) year term in the April election. Candidates need to sign up at the Lewis County Clerk’s office in Monticello, Mo., between December 13, 2011 and January 17, 2012.

Jules V. DeCoster, Co-Personal Representative P.O. Box 81 Monticello MO 63457 573-767-5304 L. Campen, decedent by the Probate Division of the Circuit Court of Lewis County, Missouri. The personal representative may administer the estate independently without adjudication, order, or direction of the Probate Division of the Circuit Court, unless a petition for supervised administration is made to and granted by the court. The name, business address and phone number is: Paul L. Campen, 7939 109th Avenue, Pleasant Prairie, WI 53158, 262-694-2674. The personal representative’s attorney and designated agent’s name, business address and phone number is: Jules V. DeCoster, PO Box 81, Monticello, MO 63457, 573-767-5304 All creditors of said de-

for the Estate P.O. Box 81 Monticello MO 63457 573-767-5304

Terry Faulconer R-4 Fire Protection District Secretary/Treasurer 1st Pub. Dec. 1, 2011 cedent are notified to file claims in court within six months from the date of the first publication of this notice or if a copy of this notice was mailed to, or served upon, such creditors by the personal representative, then within two months from the date it was mailed or served, which ever is later, or be forever barred to the fullest extent permissible by law. Such six-month period and such two-month period do not extend the limitation period that would bar claims one year after the decedent’s death, as provided in Section 473.444, RSMo, or any other applicable limitation periods. Nothing in Section 473.033, RSMo, shall be construed to bar any action against a decedent’s liability insurance carrier through a defendant ad litem pursuant to Section

2t 537.021, RSMo. Date of the decedent’s death: 14-September-2011 Date of first publication: 24-November-2011 /s/Jan Geisendorfer Jan Geisendorfer Circuit Clerk Receipt of this notice by mail should not be construed by the recipient to indicate that the recipient necessarily has a beneficial interest in the estate. The nature and extent of any person’s interest, if any, can be determined from the files and records of this estate in the Probate Division of the above referenced Circuit Court. 1st Pub. Nov. 24, 2011 4t 12-15


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Public Notices Protecting your right to know NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE For default in the payment of debt secured by a deed of trust executed by John A. Baalman, aka John Baalman and Tammy L. Baalman, aka Tammy Baalman, dated April 20, 2009, and recorded on May 19, 2009, in Book No. 511, at Page 92 in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, Lewis County, Missouri, the undersigned Successor Trustee will on December 20, 2011, at 4:30 PM, at the Front Door of the Lewis County Courthouse, Monticello, Missouri, sell at public vendue to the highest bidder for cash:

Situated in the County of Lewis and in the State of Missouri, to-wit: A part of the West half of the Northeast Fourth of Section 27, Township 62 North, Range 6 West in Lewis County, Missouri, more or less and bounded and described as follows: Beginning at a point “A”, a pipe 140 feet North of the pipe at the Southwest corner of the Northwest Fourth of the Northeast Quarter of Section 27; thence East 527.0 feet to a point

Public Notices Protecting your right to know NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE

For satisfaction of judgment issued by the Circuit Court of Lewis County, Case Number 11LE-CV00098 wherein United Community Credit Union is the petitioner and Jason J. Scott and Stephanie L. Scott are the respondents, the undersigned Sheriff will, on December 9, 2011 between the hours of 9:00 o'clock a.m. and 5:00 o'clock p.m., and more particularly at the hour of 1:30 p.m., at the north front door of the Lewis County Courthouse, in Monticello, Missouri, sell the following described real estate at public vendue to the highest bidder for cash for the purpose of satisfying said judgment: All of Lot Four (4) and the North one-half of Lot Five (5), all in Block One (1) in Bellevue Addition

to the town, now City of Lewistown, Missouri. (Also known as 402 South Cherry Street, Lewistown, Missouri 63452)

/s/ David Parrish David Parrish Lewis County Sheriff 107 South Washington Monticello MO 63457

NOTICE OF SALE OF 2001 CLAYTON PICKWICK MANUFACTURED HOME VIN CLS097966TN The United Community Credit Union will offer the 2001 Clayton Pickwick Manufactured Home, VIN CLS097966TN for sale in connection with the above referenced Sheriff’s Sale of Real Estate. The manufactured home and real estate

“B”, a pipe at the West right-of-way line of Route 61 of the Missouri Highway System; thence in a Southeasterly direction along said right-of-way line, 268.0 feet to a point “C”, a pipe, thence West 645.0 feet to Point “D”, a pipe located 100.0 feet South of the Southwest corner of the Northwest Fourth of the Northeast Quarter; thence North 240.0 feet to point “A”, the place of beginning. MORE CORRECTLY DESCRIBED AS: A part of the West Half of the Northeast Fourth of Section Twentyseven (27), Township Sixty-two (62) North, will first be offered for sale together as a single unit and will then be offered for sale individually and will be sold under the method that yields the highest price at auction. United Community Credit Union 1001 Vermont Street Quincy, IL 62301 1st Pub. Nov. 17, 2011

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Range Six (6) West in Lewis County, Missouri, more or less, and bounded and described as follows: Beginning at a point “A”, a pipe One Hundred Forty (140) feet North of the pipe at the Southwest corner of the Northwest Fourth of the Northeast Quarter of Section Twentyseven (27); thence East Five Hundred Twentyseven (527.0) feet to point “B”, a pipe at the West right-of-way line of Route 81 of the Missouri Highway System: thence in a Southeasterly direction along said right-of-way line, Two Hundred Sixty-eight (268.0) feet to point “C”, a pipe; thence West

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Notice of Filing Canton R-V Board of Education The filing deadline for the office of director on the Canton R-V Board of Education has been set for 5:00 p.m. on January 17, 2012. Two seats, for three-year terms, are up for election. The opening date for filing is December 13, 2011 at 8:00 a.m. at the County Courthouse. Persons wishing to file may do so at the County Clerk’s Office in Monticello from December 13, 2011 through December 30, 2011 during regular business hours; and at the Superintendent’s Office at Canton R-V School District from January 3, 2012 through January 17, 2012 during regular business hours. 1st Pub. Dec. 1, 2011 2t


FOR THE RECORD Six Hundred Forty-five (645.0) feet to point “D”, a pipe located one hundred (100.0) feet South of the Southwest corner of the Northwest Fourth of the Northeast Quarter; thence North Two Hundred Forty (240.0) feet to point “A”, the place of beginning, commonly known as 17240 State Highway 81, Canton, MO, 63435.

First Publication: November 24, 2011. For more information, visit www. NOTICE Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, 15 U.S.C. §1692c(b), no information concerning the collection of this debt may be given without the prior consent of the consumer given directly to the debt collector or the express permission of a court of competent jurisdiction. The debt collector is attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose (Casefile No. 136426 / Invoice No. 136426-549900).

subject to all prior easements, restrictions, reservations, covenants and encumbrances now of record, if any, to satisfy the debt and costs. South & Associates, P.C., Successor Trustee

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CITY OF CANTON PUBLIC NOTICE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN OF THE CITY OF CANTON, MISSOURI, as follows: 1. That there is hereby called in and for the City of Canton, Missouri, a general municipal election to be held on Tuesday, the 1st Tuesday after the 1st Monday in April, 2012 (April 3, 2012). 2. That the vacancies in office to be filled at that election are as follows: A. Office of Aldermen for Ward No. 1, of the City of Canton, for a two year term. B. Office of Aldermen for Ward No. 2, of the City of Canton, for a two year term. C. Office of Aldermen for Ward No. 3, of the City of Canton, for a two year term. 3. That the first date for candidates filing to be placed on the ballot at said general municipal election shall be the 13th day of December, 2011, and the final date shall be the 17th day of January, 2012. 4. That candidates desiring to file for office must do so at City Hall, 106 North 5th Street, Canton, Missouri, 63435. Cynthia Kell, City Clerk City of Canton, Missouri 1st Pub. Dec. 1, 2011



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Time Running Short for 2011 Tax Moves


Carroll Hoffman Carroll Hoffman, 76, of Shelbyville, Mo., passed away November 30, 2011 at her home. She was born August 10, 1935 in Edina, Mo., the daughter of Patrick Leo and Viola Marguerite Stutsman Rourke. On April 24, 1955 she was united in marriage to Joe Daniel. She was later married to Bruce Hoffman who preceded her in death on July 17, 2006. Carroll was a graduate of Novelty High School and attended the Shelbina Christian Church. She owned and operated

the Bethel Steak Haus in Bethel, Mo., and the LaBelle Steakhouse and Lounge in LaBelle, Mo. She loved reading her Bible, watching Cardinal Baseball and attending the sporting events of her grandchildren. Carroll’s greatest joy was her family. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and especially her dog “Tiny.” Carroll is survived by her mother, Viola Parish of Edina, Mo.; four children, Mike Daniel and wife Lesley of Leonard, Mo., Nena Myers and husband Bob of Bethel, Mo., Nancy Gander and husband Rodney of Shelbyville, Mo., and Tom Daniel and wife Lynnett of Leonard, Mo.; three step-children, Melanie Lynn Klingele and husband Marvin, Bruce Scott Hoffman, and Mathew William Hoffman and fiancé Alisha; nine grandchildren, Casie Daniel, Jason Daniel and wife Mallory, Adam Gander and wife Lauren, Ashley Gander, Jenna Myers,

Malden Meyer, Landon, Alex, and Lucas Daniel; eight step-grandchildren, Matthew Waltman, Michael Courtney, Audra Klingele, Dustin, Dillon, Dalton, and Trevor Hoffman and Alivia Handy; six great-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Velva Steele and husband Clinton of La Plata, Mo., and Phyllis Gordon of Shelbyville, Mo.; five brothers, Ronnie Rourke and wife Pam of Vandalia, Mo., Donnie Rourke of Parsons, Kan., Glennon Parish and wife Jane of Parsons, Kan., David Parish and wife Fay of Fayetteville, Ark., and Gary Parish and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father Patrick, her husband Bruce, her step-father Alva Parish; one brother, Frederick Rourke, one step-sister, Melissa McGlothlin and one infant step-brother, Steven Parish. Funeral services were held Dec. 3 at the Shelbina Christian Church in Shelbina, Mo., with Jim Bilbro officiating. Visitation was held Dec. 2 at the Greening-Eagan-Hayes Funeral Home in Shelbina, Mo. Burial was held at LaBelle Cemetery, LaBelle, Mo. Memorials can be made to Shelbina Christian Church.

The Internal Revenue Service is reminding people that planning now may save time and money next year. Charitable Contributions - To deduct a charitable cash donation, people must have a bank record or a written communication from the charity documenting the name of the charity, the date, and amount of the contribution. Donations charged to a credit card by Dec. 31 are deductible for 2011 even when the bill is paid in 2012.  Non-cash contributions must be in at least good used condition to be deductible and require a receipt from the organization. Retirement Accounts

- This year, people can contribute up to $5,000 in a Traditional IRA, up to $11,500 in a Simple IRA and up to $16,500 to a 401(k) employer plan. To those who are 50 or older, those numbers increase for the “catch-up” provision. The Saver’s Credit for low- and moderate-income workers can reduce one’s income tax dollarfor-dollar up to $2,000 for workers who voluntarily contribute to IRAs and to 401(k) plans and similar workplace retirement programs.   Good Records – “If you do not have one place to keep all your tax records, now is a good time to start a system,” said IRS spokesman Michael

Culver-Stockton Christmas Concert

Christmastide lessons and carols form the centerpiece of the Culver-Stockton College Christmas Concert on Dec. 15 at 7 p.m. in the Robert W. Brown Performing Arts Center in Canton, Mo. The Culver-Stockton College Symphonic Wind Ensemble and the chamber brass ensemble will accompany much of the singing and provide fanfares as well as their own musical offerings. Following the formal concert, the Culver-Stockton Jazz Ensemble invites the audience to the Mabee Little Theatre (Black Box) for holiday refreshments and dancing. The Christmas Concert is part of the C-SC Division of Fine Arts’ offerings to the college’s Academic and Cultural Affairs programming and the public is welcome free of charge. For more information, call the Fine Arts Office at (573) 288-6346. Culver-Stockton College is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.

Highway Patrol Arrests The Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop B reports the following arrests in Lewis County. Tonya R. Duncan, 42, Ewing, Mo., was arrested on Nov. 18 and charged with driving while intoxicated and no valid operators. Cory A. Walton, 29, Canton, Mo., was arrested on Nov. 19 and charged with driving while intoxicated and speeding.

Culver-Stockton to host poetry reading

Dickerson Special Road District Dickerson Special Road District will be holding an election April 3, 2012 for one board member for a three year term. Sign up is at the Lewis County Clerk’s Office December 13, 2011 through January 17, 2012 during normal working hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 1st Pub. Dec. 8, 2011

Culver-Stockton College will host a poetry reading with local author Saadia Aschemann on Dec. 6 in Merillat Recital Hall on the C-SC campus. Aschemann is a first-generation American who was born and raised in the Midwest. She currently has three published books of poetry which are titled, lavish lines/ luscious lies, Words Gone Wild, and Vice & Verse. She received her B.A. from George Mason University and her M.A. from the University of Illinois. She currently resides in Quincy, Ill., with her husband and sons and is working on her first novel. This event is free and open to the public.


Canton Special Road District Canton Special Road District will be holding an election April 3, 2012 for one board member for a three year term. Sign up is at the Lewis County Clerk’s Office December 13, 2011 through January 17, 2012 during normal working hours of 8:00 am to 4 pm. 1st Pub. Dec., 8, 2011

Devine. “It can be as simple as a shoebox.” The IRS says tax records should generally be kept for three years, but some documents, including records relating to a home purchase or sale, stock transactions, IRAs and business or rental property, should be kept longer. Update an address – People who moved in 2011, should remember to tell employers so they’ll receive a W-2 next year. File a change of address with the U.S. Postal Service and they will pass a new address to the IRS, or go to and complete a change of address notice.  


Presidential Preference Primary Election Certification Party Emblems and Candidates List Democratic Party Emblem

Democratic Candidates For U.S. President Barack Obama, PO Box 8102, Chicago IL 60680 Randall Terry, 1010 Cantwell CT., Purgitsville, WV 26852 Darcy G. Richardson, 7810 Fox Tail Ln., Jacksonville, FL 32219 John Wolfe, 707 Georgia Ave., Ste. 401, Chattanooga, TN 37402 (Uncommitted)

Republican Candidates For U.S. President Republican Party Emblem

Gary Johnson, PO Box 1858, El Prado, NM 87529 Herman Cain, PO Box 2158, Stockbridge, GA 30281

State of Missouri ) ) Secretary of State)


I, Robin Carnahan, Secretary of State of the State of Missouri, do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and correct list, containing the name and address of each person who has filed in my office a written request to be included and is qualified to be voted on at the Presidential Preference Primary Election to be held February 7, 2012. The order in which candidates’ names are listed is the order they are to appear on the Presidential Preference Primary ballot of each party. I further certify the foregoing party emblems of the Democratic, Republican, Libertarian and Constitution parties, respectively, in accordance with section 115.385, Revised Statues of Missouri. In Testimony Whereof, I hereunto set my hand and affix the Seal of my office in the City of Jefferson, State of Missouri, this 28th day of November, 2011.

Mitt Romney, 585 Commercial St., Boston, MA 02109 Michael J. Meehan, 3065 Armona Dr., St. Louis, MO 63129


Rick Perry, PO Box 1708, Austin, TX 78767-1708 Keith Drummond, PO Box 5669, Katy, TX 77491

/s/ Robin Carnahan Robin Carnahan Secretary of State

Jon Huntsman, 1850 ELm St., Ste. 2, Manchester, NH 03104 Michele Bachmann, 2550 M St., NW, Washington, DC 20037 Rick Santorum, PO Box 37, Verona, PA 15147 Ron Paul, 8000 Forbes Pl., Ste. 200, Springfield, VA 22151 (Uncommitted) Libertarian Party Emblem

Libertarian Candidates For U.S. President James Orland Ogle III, 1223 Clinton Rd., Sacramento, CA 95825

County Clerk/Election Authority Certification I, Sharon Schlager, County Clerk/Election Authority within and for the county/city of Lewis do hereby certify that the above and foregoing is a true and correct list as certified to me by Robin Carnahan, Secretary of State, State of Missouri, of the candidates entitled to be voted for at the Presidential Preference Primary Election to be held February 7, 2012.


In Testimony Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my Seal. Done at my office this 2nd day of December, 2011


Constitution Party Emblem

Constitution Candidates For U.S. President

/s/Sharon Schlager Sharon Schlager County Clerk/Election Authority

(Uncommitted) 1st Pub. December 8, 2011


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Durham Community Center holiday event


The Durham Community Center and Ball Park will have a variety of events on Saturday, Dec. 10. The Ewing Fire Department will deliver Santa Claus and his helper, Morgan the Elf, to the center at 11 a.m. Santa will have a gift for each child and they can have their picture taken with Santa. Craft tables will be set up for child to make crafts to take home. This free event is open to the public. A bake sale and soup and sandwich luncheon will also be available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., dine in or carry out. The lunch menu includes home made chicken noodle soup, chili, pulled pork sandwiches, desserts and drinks. The bake sale will offer all kinds of goodies including pies, cakes, cookies, candy, etc. Proceeds will go towards the upkeep of the walking path. Chairperson for Santa’s visit, gifts and photos is Cathy Wiewel, Mary Ann Smith, crafts; and Mary Johnson and Mary Reichert luncheon and bake sale. Anyone wishing to help or donate can contact the chairpersons.

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Please join us in Celebration of the

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Jessi Kirchner-Sparks, Canton R-V High School and Junior High band and choir teacher, conduct the high school band during the annual Winter Concert, held Dec. 4 at the Canton R-V gym.

Sports Co-op still in the talking stages By Dan Steinbeck, Editor

The two boards of the schools discussing a cooperative effort for football at Highland and soccer at Canton didn’t come to any decision at a joint meeting Wednesday, Nov. 30. Highland Principal Jason Fink said the meeting, a normal C-1 board meeting, was a public forum. Community members express some concerns, such as transportion and other costs. Fink said the Missouri State High School Activities Assocaition (MSHSAA) had given the two school until December 15th, to submit a coo-pative plan for the two sports oly. The original deadline was Dec. 1. Fink doesn’t expect Highland will have further oard meetings to discuss the issue, and said their next regular board meeting is Dec. 14. Canton was to have a community/booster club meeting Wednesday, Dec. 7 to discuss the issues. So far, each school district has about 80 percent plan approval from respective districts and student pospulations in

seaparte surveys to let Canton students play as Highland football Cougars and Highland students to play as Canton Tigers on soccer teams. If the paln is approved, this could start in the 2012 season. Canton Secondary Princiapl Jesse Uhlmeyer said he ahs talked with Clopton and Elsberry schools, where Elsberry students at bused 12 miles to play football at Clopton. Uhlmeyer said other schools in sports co-ops have also been contacted, and said pratice buses would take students to the respective sport field –Highland to Canton ‘s soccer field, canton to Highland’s football field. If the co-op goes through for football and soccer, Canton would pay extra duty wages for an assistant soccer coach from Highland andHighland would pay extracurricular duty for an assistant ootball coach from Canton. Here are projections for first year costs for the districts, with some costs intentionally figured higher: Transportation -

$4,365 for Canton (based on 16 weeks for football practice to state championship); $4,500 for Highland (15 weeks each for soccer practice for fall and spring seasons) and $3,645 for a driver. Coach - $2, 080 for Canton for soccerl; $2,270 for Highland for football. Equipment - $24,000 for Canton for football safety equipment; $6,500 for Highland for soccer uniforms. Total expected first year costs - $30,445 for Canton; $16,915 for Highland. Costs would be less for the second year (MSHSAA requires a two-year comittment). Uhlmeyer said he was asked several years ago the cost of a start-up football program, and Uhlmeyer estimates that would be at least $750,000 up to a million dollars. “We don’t own a parcel of land for a field. We’d have to construct the field, the grandstand, the concession stand,” Uhlmeyer said. “The biggest impact I see is it gets students involved. When students are involved in any extracurricular activity, their

C-SC Renews Public Opera

On Dec. 11 at 3 p.m. and Dec. 13 at 7:30 p.m., Culver-Stockton Opera Workshop renews its commitment to bringing chamber opera to the public with performances at Merillat Hall inside the Robert W. Brown Performing Arts Center on campus. Workshop singers will also travel to regional elementary schools in the following week to perform as opera outreach.

The workshop will feature student performances by Tanner Mathes, freshman music education major from Kirksville, Mo.; Josh Kollitz, sophomore music major from Grant City, Mo.; Hannah Kauffmann, junior music education major from Festus, Mo.; Kirsten Sindelar, junior musical theatre major from Sherrard, Ill.; Julie Hoadley, freshman music education major from Palatine, Ill.; and Chris

Baker, sophomore music education major from Novinger, Mo. Performances are part of the Division of Fine Arts contribution to the college’s Academic and Cultural Affairs programming. For further information, call the Fine Arts Office at (573) 288-6346. Culver-Stockton College is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.

Culver-Stockton Ameren selling College December Gift Cards for the Christmas holiday graduates

A celebratory reception was held Nov. 30, 2011 in honor of those students graduating in December from CulverStockton College. The short program, honoring 20 graduates, included remarks from Culver-Stockton College President Richard Valentine, Dean David Wilson, as well as several faculty and staff members. Among those receiving a degree was Jessica Deters, criminal justice major from LaGrange, Mo. Culver-Stockton’s December graduates will be invited to participate in the college’s 156th Annual Commencement to be held in the spring of 2012.


Ameren is selling gift cards so that customers and non-customers may give the gift of light (or heat) for the Christmas holiday. Those purchasing do not need to be an Ameren customer, but the person receiving the gift card must be an electric or natural gas customer of Ameren Illinois or Ameren Missouri. The gift card can be applied to energy charges and can be redeemed online or by mail. For those looking to purchase, please call (877) 876-7076 or by visiting Ameren. com/giftcard.

chances of succeeding in school are greater. They have better attendance, better grades, and a better chance of graduation. Of those who will bbe sophomores to seniors next year, 25 don’t play soccer, but said they’d play football,” Uhlmeyer said.

50th Wedding Anniversary for Ron & Linda Horner

December 10, 2011 2 - 4 pm. Lewis Street Playhouse Located in Downtown Canton, Mo. (No gifts, please)

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LAST WEEK’S WINNER - GARY BRIDGES, CANTON, MO Double check your form. Incomplete forms will not count. Return form by deadline to Ayerco in Canton or the Press-News Journal fax - 573-288-0000. (PNJ nor Ayerco is responsible for the clarity of faxes. Any illegible forms will be disqualified). Game open to anyone ages 8 or over the week of a particular game. • Contestants pick a winner in each game. • Deadline for entries is Fri. at 5 p.m. at Ayerco in Canton or the Press-News Journal. • In case of tie, tiebreakers will be used. If further tie-breaker is needed, winner will be selected by coin flip. • One weekly cash prize of $20 during the season is given to 1 winner. • No purchase necessary.

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Submitted Photo The seventh grade Highland Cougars took first place at the Highland Jr. High Tournament, Saturday, Nov. 19. Pictured on the front row: Andrew Schultz, Isaac Brown, Trevor Sharpe, Danny Goings, and Trenton Hendrick. Pictured in the back row: Coach Justin Edgar, Conor Jones, Eli Johnson, Matthew Scoggin, Alex Kinsel, and Jackson Parrish.

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Basketball season is in full swing, and Lewis County teams are no exeption. (TOP) David McReynolds, Canton Tigers, jumps for a rebound in a recent game against Monroe City. (MIDDLE) Courtney Baalman, Canton Lady Tigers, drives past a Monroe City player. (LEFT) A Highland cheerleader performs during halftime. (RIGHT) Derick Smith hauls down a rebound against Payson-Seymour. Photo by Rita Cox

Photo by Rita Cox

Canton swimmers dominate at event

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The Mizzou Aquatic Center, on the campus of the University of Missouri, Columbia was the venue of an exciting weekend of swimming November 18-20 for 4 Canton swimmers. The water proved to be very fast for our local athletes. Laken Hugenberg, 10, swam personal best times in eight of nine individual races in the 10 and under age division. Laken set a new 10 and under Mizzou pool record in the 100 yd breast stroke with a time of 1:19.19. She beat a decade old record by over 3 seconds. Lauren Frazier, 9, swam personal best times in eight of nine individual races during the weekend in the 10 & under category. Lauren earned top-20 spots in four individual events, including three freestyle races and the 50yd butterfly. Allison Ford, 9, swam

personal best times in seven of eight individual races including 50 yd, 100 yd and 200 yd freestyle; 100 yd backstroke; 100 yd breast stroke; 50 yd and 100 yd butterfly events. Kyle Frazier, 7, swam personal best times in eight of nine races on the weekend. Racing in the 8 & under age group, Kyle had four finishes in twelfth place or higher, including 8th place in the 25 yd freestyle. Kyle was the youngest swimmer at the meet to legally complete the 200 yd Individual Medley. Tyler Frazier, 4, earned three personal best times in all three of his races during the weekend. Tyler successfully finished the 25 yd butterfly for the first time in his young career. All four Canton swimmers are members of the Sheridan Storm Swim Team of Quincy Il coached by Mike Moffit.

C-SC Scoreboard Men’s Basketball (Dec. 1) Missouri Valley defeated Culver-Stockton (OT) 67-71

Women’s Basketball (Dec. 1) Culver-Stockton defeated Missouri Valley 66-61 Men’s Basketball (Dec. 3) Avila defeated Culver-Stockton 39-64 Women’s Basketball (Dec.3) Avila defeated Culver-Stockton 63-72 Women’s Basketball (Nov. 30) Culver-Stockton defeated American Institute of Business 82-62