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Lewis County

Serving the communities of Lewis County, Mo. since 1862 (USPS 088-820) Vol. XL New Series, No. 5 Canton, Mo. 63435 • 16 Pages • 2 Sections • 55 cents


Thursday, February 2, 2012

Group seeks impeachment of Circuit Judge BY DAN STEINBECK Editor

PHONE SCAM TARGETING ELDERLY REPORTED The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office received information on Jan. 24 involving a telephone scam currently circulating in Lewis County. The Missouri Senior Services reported several elderly persons received telephone calls from people representing themselves as Medicare personnel. The caller attempts to glean personal banking information from the elderly person. Citizens are reminded to never give personal information over the phone.


Four Republicans and one Democrat have proposed a resolution calling for the impeachment of Second Judicial Circuit Judge Russell E. Steele. The bill authored by Novinger Republican Representative Zachary Wyatt, and co-signed by Republicans Craig Redmon of Canton, Paul Curtman of Pacific, Andrew Koenig, of Winchester and Democrat Sylvester Taylor of Black Jack, was filed Jan. 23. Proposed House Resolution 333 calls for Steele to stand trial before the Missouri Supreme Court for alleged “violation of Article VII, Section I of the Missouri Constitution, due to misconduct, willful neglect of duty, corruption in office, incompetency, and/or oppression in office.” Among specific allegations in the HR 333 are perjury in the 2004 case of Heartland Christian Academy Community Church v. Waddle; threatening a member of the Missouri Bar, not being impartial in an Adair County case involving a former law partner, a romantic relationship with an administrative aide, a family issue of property dispersion, threatening Representative Wyatt, using a public employee for work in his personal residence, and allowing a sex offender to change a guilty plea. In a written release to media, Steele said

the allegations were “raised by political opponents in an attempt to defeat me in my last election in 2006. In 2006, the voters spoke loudly and clearly at the ballot box – rejecting those bogus allegations.” Steele’s letter also said The Commission on Retirement, Removal, and Discipline of Judges and an Adair County grand jury also rejected the allegations. Redmon signed onto the bill after reading the degree and number of charges. “I don’t know what’s been decided by a grand jury of the Commission. It’s not a partisan thing with me,” Redmon said. While Redmon doesn’t know any timeline he said “I hope something like this is disposed of quickly. I’d like for Judge Steele’s sake to put it out of the way. I hope if it is read, the judge will have his day and be found not guilty.” “I felt it was my duty on the number of things (in the resolution) rather than just turn a blind eye,” Redmon said. Redmon said the process would include being read on the floor, and the Speaker of the House having the authority to assign it to a committee, if the speaker so deems, a hearing with testimony from both sides, and if there is evidence found in the hearing, a vote on the House floor to refer it to the state Supreme Court. In other media accounts, Wyatt felt he had to uphold his oath of office after constituent concerns against Steele. In his release, Steele said this is “one of the only times in the 190 years of the his-

Photo by Dan Steinbeck

Second Judicial Circuit Judge Russell Steele speaks at a Culver-Stockton judicial forum in 2004.

tory of the Missouri General Assembly members of the House of Representatives have introduced a resolution to impeach a circuit judge.” He chided the Representatives for the “unprecedented and extraordinary political attack on a member of the judiciary and ignorance the well-established process that is in place to consider complaints against judges.”

LaBelle to vote on controversial water bond PNJ File Photo

This year’s American Cancer Society Daffodil Days starts March 9. According to Lewis County Daffodil Coordinator Lois McCutchan, the daffodils are a symbol of hope. Daffodil days have been a fundraising effort of the American Cancer Society. People may get 10 longstemmed daffodils, or the flowers in a vase, or in a vase and with a Boyds Bear. Daffodil Sunday is designated as March 12. Church members can order the flowers in honor of those fighting cancer. See related article on page 2A.


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The Canton Tourism Commission is sponsoring the annual Eagle Day in Canton Saturday, Feb. 4. Scopes and binoculars will be available in the Mississippi Park shelter house for viewing eagles from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. At the same time biologist Dr. Joe Coelho will offer a lecture in the Lock 20 lockhouse on the bald eagle and its history. The Canton Area Arts Council will host a gallery exhibit at the former Saturday store (Fourth and Lewis Street) featuring photographs of local wildlife, taken by members of the Canton Camera Club. The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. A slide show of Lewis County birds will be given by Coelho at 1:45 p.m. at the Lewis Street Playhouse. At 2 p.m., there will be a free showing of the movie “the Big Year” starring Steve Martin, Jack Black, and Owen Wilson. The CTC will kick off a photo contest with details available that day.


A $2.5 million water and sewer bond issue is on the ballot for LaBelle Tuesday, Feb. 7. The issue is not without controversy. City officials contend the bond issue is needed to replace deteriorating, clogged lines, and improve the water capacity for fire service. Some LaBelle property owners say the city can’t afford it. “Most people in LaBelle are on fixed incomes and are senior citizens. Ninety percent of the people in LaBelle don’t work,” said Roger Howe, who now lives in Iowa, but has six properties in LaBelle. “LaBelle has the lowest income per capita in the state of Missouri.” Howe figures a $2.5 million dollar bond issue and 100 water meters, means each resident will end up paying $25,000 of the indebtedness. Howe suggested the fire department should seek a grant through Homeland Security to help the LaBelle water system. He claims the city is behind on payments for their last bond issue. LaBelle resident Norman Strickland said he talked with a financial advisor about what would happen if the city were to default on the bond. He was told bond buyers wouldn’t get paid, the city would get sued, and the state would take over the city and possibly take all residential property. LaBelle Mayor Larry Hackemack said the city hasn’t yet reviewed options if the issue doesn’t pass, preferring to wait until after the vote. However Hackemack said one option is not to rebuild a water plant. “You’d never satisfy DNR (The De-

Photo by Dan Steinbeck

Some of the problem pipes sit on a table and were shown to LaBelle residents at a water bond issue meeting that was held Monday, Jan. 16.

partment of Natural Resources). We spent $250,000 on the water plant and six months later we had other problems,” Hackemack said The city gets its water supply from the Clarence Cannon Water District. The bond issue, if passed, would replace seven miles of distribution lines in LaBelle and allow for a new water tower with double the current 50,000-gallon capacity. Some of the lines to be replaced are over 60 years old. Mike Logsdon of Bartlett West Engineering told a gathering in January the bond issue would allow a USDA Rural Development loan of three percent for 33 years for LaBelle, and a $500,000 Com-

munity Development Block Grant. The new tower would be $450,000, the distribution system would be $1.3 million, and administrative could be $603,000. A balance of less than $200,000 would be reserved to address expected future sewer system mandates. Hackemack said some funds he felt LaBelle was close to getting, went instead to areas damaged by tornadoes and flooding in southern Missouri. Hackemack said if the issue were approved, it would be about a year before any construction could begin. “It (the water system) is to the point something needs to be done,” Hackemack said.


Most of the Lewis Countians who go to the polls next Tuesday, Feb. 7, will vote only on the names on the Presidential Preference Primary ballot. But LaBelle residents will also vote on whether or not to approve a $2.5 million bond issue to replace aging water pipes and replace a less-than-adequate

water tower. This issue is the only local one on the ballot (see related story). As for the Presidential Preference Primary, the four Democratic candidates on the ballot are Barack Obama, Randall Terry, Darcy G. Richardson, and John Wolfe. Republican ballot candidates are Gary Johnson, Herman Cain, Mitt Romney, Michael J. Meehan, Rick Perry, Keith Drummond, Jon Huntsman, Mi-

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A popular sign of spring is daffodils. Daffodil Days, an American Cancer Society fundraiser, will begin March 9, and Daffodil Sunday will be March 12.

Daffodil Days, one of the American Cancer society’s oldest and most beloved fundraising programs. The annual event will begin March 9 in Lewis County. “You know spring is near when you begin to see the daffodils,” said Lois McCutchan, Lewis County Daffodil Days Coordinator. The daffodil is a symbol of hope to the American Cancer Society. Daffodil Days celebrates the Society’s mission to eliminate cancer as a life threatening disease by offering daffo-

dils to donors in appreciation of their contributions. For more than 30 years, Daffodil Days has enabled people to join the American Cancer Society’s fight against cancer by raising funds and sharing hope for a future where the disease no longer threatens those we love. Everyone from school children to corporate CEOs are encouraged to sell and/or purchase beautiful daffodils to help defeat cancer and bring a touch of spring to the community. For contributions, cus-

tomers will receive beautiful, long-stemmed daffodils. Each flower carries a personal message of hope; hope for a world free from cancer. Contributions can be given in various ranges, beginning with a “Bunch” of ten blossoms. Also returning this year is the “Sunshine Bouquet” (ten blossoms with vase) and “Bear and a Bunch” (Exclusively made Boyds Bear for Daffodil Days and ten blossoms). Supplies are limited on both of these special editions, so please order early.

Daffodil Sunday is designated as March 12. Church members are encouraged to place daffodils in their sanctuaries that Sunday in honor of members fighting cancer. Volunteers will deliver the daffodils throughout Lewis County on March 9 and 10. Daffodils arrive in a closed bud stage and open in eight to ten hours after being cut and place in warm water. For more information and or to place your order, please call Lois McCutchan at 660-341-6820.

Livestock Person of the Year Applications being accepted

Putt Putt Tournament Planned

Applications are now being accepted for 2012 Northeast Missouri Livestock Person of the Year. Applications are open to residents from any of the following counties in northeast Missouri: Adair, Clark, Knox, Lewis, Linn, Macon, Monroe, Pike, Putnam, Randolph, Ralls, Schuyler, Scotland, Shelby, or Sullivan. The individual receiving this award must have made a significant contribution to the livestock industry in northeast Missouri and/ or beyond. Eligible applicants can be producers of livestock, agribusi-

The Lewistown Viking Club will hold the second annual Putt for Pride nine hole putt putt tournament, Feb. 11 from 11 10 p.m. Participating pin locations include Hard Tellin, Riverview Golf Club, Riverside Smokeouse, Lewistown Legion Hall, OC’s, Bucking Bull Saloon, River House Bar and Grille, Bubba and Doc’s and Old Frontier. Teams will consist of four players, with an entry fee. Packback will be determined by participation. For more information call 217-617-1800 or 573-4972300.

ness personnel, agency personnel, or agriculture researchers. Other parties who have been long-time supporters of the northeast Missouri livestock industry will also be considered. The selected applicant will become a member of the Northeast Missouri Livestock Producers Hall of Fame and will be inducted at a ceremony at the Missouri Livestock Symposium to be held in Kirksville on Dec. 7-8, 2012. Applications must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on May 1, 2012. Applications may be found at http://extension.missouri.

edu/adair, at the Adair County Extension Center, 503 E. Northtown Road, Kirksville, MO or by calling 660-665-9866. The successful applicant will be inducted into the coveted Northeast Missouri Livestock Producer Hall of Fame and receive a hand painted 20 x 24 framed oil portrait with plaque. If additional information is required you can call Garry Mathes at 660341-6625 or Bruce Lane at 660-665-9866 or email and put LPOY in the subject line.

Keokuk Christian Academy to hold Kindergarten Round-Up Keokuk Christian Academy will hold its Kindergarten Round-Up Day on Friday, February 17, from 8:3011a.m. for students planning to enter kindergarten in the fall of 2012. Those desiring to enroll in the Keokuk Christian Academy kindergarten program must be five years old on or before September 15. The Kindergarten Round-Up provides an opportunity for students to acquaint themselves with the kin-

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dergarten teacher and with other students, and to see the school program in operation. It also provides an opportunity for school personnel to evaluate readiness skills and to screen for possible visual, auditory, and speech difficulties. The kindergarten program at Keokuk Christian Academy consists of full-day classes Mondays through Fridays. For more information, call 319-524-5752.


Dinner & Dance

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Sunday, Feb. 12th ~ 5 to 9 pm Sunday Menu: 7 oz. Chicken Cordon Bleu or 8 oz Ham Steak Soup or Spring Salad w/raspberry vinaigrette Sides: Green Beans Almandine Glazed Carrots Mashed Potatoes Red Velvet Cake Tickets: $20 per person RSVP by Feb. 5th 573-288-3427 Proceeds benefit Mission Trip to Heifer International Ranch

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Honor Roll Correction This is a correction to the Highland Honor Roll in the Jan. 26 edition of the Press-News Journal. The “Group A” was meant to be students with an ‘A’ average and the “Group B” was to be students with a ‘B’ average. Highland A Honor Roll- 7th Grade: Ian Bartz, Issac Brown, Madison Cottrell, Taylor Gonnerman ,Emily Kaylor, Jordyn Neisen, Jackson Parrish, Camden Scifres, Shakara Smith, Catherine Smith, Jasmyn Sparrow, Autumn Westhoff, Dannicka Wiseman. 8th Grade: Shelby Brennan, Stephanie Dolan, Collin Felter, Dana Falnagan, Autumn Florea, Derek Garner, Makenna Gray, Chloe Gregory, Michaela Grubb, Kate Heimonen, Shelby Lahr, Madison Murphy, Andrew Nunn, Madison Scott, Michael Simmons, Justice Sly, Cassondra Strange, Madison Teneyck. 9th Grade: Andrew Catron, Rachel Grgurich, Casey Hinkle, Colten Jett, Issac Lewis, Sydney Luttrull, Alexandra Morgan, Rachel Powers, David Schmidt, Karley Smith, Courtney Stewart, Joshua White, Brittiany Woodward 10th Grade: Hannah Baker, Leia Baker, Katelyn Boone, Morgan Bringer, Dwight Clay, Abbey Gerveler, Garrett Gray, Haley Kirkham, Ashlynn Lay, Isabella Lay, Micayla Murphy, John Neisen, Shelbi Nelson, Alexander Nunn, Sarah Plan, Jennifer Sparks, Ryan Waterman. 11th Grade: Robert Cox, Emily Hudson, Ashley Kincaid, Ashton Luttrull, Chase Wilson. 12th Grade: Joseph Gray, Taylor Lay, McKenzie Platz, Leslie Powers, Julie Shultz, Matthew Simmons, Beth Winship. Highland B Honor Roll- 7th Grade: Miranda Abell, Evin Ahern, Jordan Bartz, Elizabeth Connell, Terriana Copling, Taylor Ferguson, Erica Fields, Emily Fields, Madison Fusselman, Trenton Hendrick, Eli Johnson, Kaitlyn Kimbrell, Alexander Kinsel, Alexa Klocke, Nathan Myers, Ruthie Neisen, Nathaniel Parrish, Andrew Shultz, Matthew Scoggin, Trevor Sharpe, Blake Smith. 8th Grade: Kourtni Baker, Jacob Brown, Jonathon Dehner, Amber Garner, Travis Hall, Katherine Harvey, Raven Hendrian, Timothy Leahy, Dajanea Lloyd, Analiese Meany, Garrett Morgan, Fernando Murphy, Shian Perry, Erin Prigge, Charnice Smith, Nicole Sparks, Ireland Summers, Allie Wiseman, Christa Wiskirchen. 9th Grade: Zachary Abell, Garrett Anderson, Kailey Bowlin-Kerwin, Garrett Bringer, Gregory Chillion, Brittany Dare, Shiann Darnell, Alexis Goings, Emily Harvey, Nathan Henderson, Makenzi Jennings, Kristine Job, Avery Johnson, Drew McCutchan, Mary Neisen, Maria Richardson, Austin Richmiller, Audra Sly, Dalton Sparks, Mariah Strange. 10th Grade: Kristen Bringer, Blake Carlin, Kelsey Clow, Cassidy Ferrara, Angela Hinton, Danyelle Humphrey, Taylor Leffers, Brian Logsdon, Marissa McDonald, Keegan Miles, Jack Neisen, Trey Olson, Chandler Platz, Jesse Porter, Laine Sly, Brittany Wieprecht, Sierra Williams. 11th Grade: Kimber Boyer, Gregory Garner, Brittany Giroux, Skylar Kopf, Taylor Legg, Ryan Mittelberg, Tyler Porter, Christopher Sparks, Acie Sparrow. 12th Grade: Chase Anderson, Emilee Cramsey, Joshua Fleenor, Garrett Glascock.


LOCAL NEWS Culver-Stockton to hold climate change discussion

Photo by Rita Cox

Climate change is a big topic in the news media. Recent warm temperatures have local residents discussing the weather and climate change.

Culver-Stockton College Professor of Physical Science Dr. Robert Sadler invites community members to attend his discussion, “Global Climate Change,” on Tuesday, Feb. 21 (the event was previously set for Tues-

day, Feb. 14). “Climate and climate change are recurring topics in the news media,” said Sadler. “We will discuss how we define climate, natural and anthropogenic factors that influence climate, how we

Fan Appreciation Night scheduled for Highland Fan Appreciation Night will be held Thursday, Feb. 2, at the Highland Junior Varsity Girls and Boys basketball games verses Louisiana. To show appreciation to the Highland fans, the Highland Booster club will serve free pancakes beginning at 5 p.m. Games begin at 6 p.m. with free admission.

can reconstruct past climate conditions, and what we might expect in future climate changes.” The “Global Climate Change” discussion will begin at 7 p.m. in room 208 of the Science Center on the Culver-Stockton

College campus. The event is free and open to members of the Canton community. For more information please contact the C-SC Division of Natural and Mathematical Sciences at 573-288-6378.

Fan Appreciation Night Thursday, Feb. 2 Highland High School HHS boys/girls Jr. Varsity game vs. Louisiana

1st game starts at 6 pm ~ FREE admission

Highland Booster Club

will be serving FREE pancakes to fans Serving begins at 5 pm Regular Concession available

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CELEBRATIONS Mildred Farr celebrates 99th birthday

Heins celebrate 45th anniversary

Open House/Card Shower 90 year old Eva Hatfield

Saturday, Feb. 11 from 1-3 pm Legion Hall, Knox City Put on by children, she requests no gifts. Family & friends are invited Cards: PO Box 65, Knox City MO 63446

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Mildred Farr celebrated her 99th birthday at the Lewis County Nursing Home on Jan. 29 with family and friends. For years, Mildred celebrated her Jan. 30 birthday with Joyce Junkerman and Adabel McDowell, as it was also their birthday date. Attending were Brad Farr, Hannibal; Chuck, Lori, Lucus and Logan Ensley, Quincy; Mildred’s daughter, Gladys Wyatt and Gerald; Lee and Donna Hickey, Waynesville, Mo.; Tammy Simpson, and Larry and Patty Six, Oklahoma City, Okla.; Barbara Jean Steinkamp, Camp Point, Ill.; Bryan Farr and Jacob, Norma Farr, Rita Cox and daughters, Kaylynn and Karyann, Bonnie Bronestein, and First Baptist Church pastor Jeff Serafin, all from LaGrange, Ronald Farr, Kay Wilson, Bill and Linda Eisenbeiss and friends from the Lewis County Nursing Home, Canton.

Melvin and Barbara Heins of LaBelle are celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary. The couple was married on Jan. 21, 1967 at the Methodist Church in Columbus, Illinois. Mrs. Heins is the daughter of the late Warren Richards and Doris Richards of Quincy. Mr. Heins is the son of the late Harold and Reva Heins. They are the parents of Mrs. Paul (Jeannie) Gordon, Lee’s Summit, Mo.; Mrs. Neil (Kelley) Jennings, LaGrange; Mrs. Troy (Pam) TenEyck, Lewistown, and Mrs. Jim (Sarah) Miller, Knox City. The couple has nine grandchildren. Mr. Heins is a selfemployed farmer. Mrs. Heins works part-time as a foster grandparent at Highland Elementary School. They are members of the First Christian Church of LaBelle. Mr. Heins is a member of the Masonic Lodge and Mrs. Heins is a member of P.E.O.

Great River Honor Flight Starts Third Year of Flights and Announces Addition of Korean War Veterans

N.E.M.O. 10 & under 12 & under 14 & under 16 & under 10 week competitive baseball league Starts in May

Registration due April 9th, 2012 Contact Palmyra Parks & Recreation 573-769-9534

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Three Lewis County veterans recently travelled to Washington D.C., on the Great River Honor Flight. Pictured are Everett Humphrey, Jim Cottrell and Wayne White.


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Great River Honor Flight, the Tri-States chapter of the Honor Flight program has flown over 300 WWII Veterans to Washington D.C. since it was established in October of 2009. 2012 begins its third year of operation and the group is already hard at work planning missions 11 and 12 for this spring – scheduled April 24 and May 22. “We’ve been able to accomplish the opportunity to honor these great veterans only through the generosity of so many individuals, groups, and businesses throughout the area”, stated Carlos Fernandez, Chairman of the Great River Honor Flight Board. “It is our goal to honor America’s veterans

for all their sacrifices.” Equally important, the Great River Honor Flight Board announced that due to the success that the program has enjoyed with WWII veterans, they are opening up the application process to veterans of the Korean War. “While we continue to solicit and receive applications from WWII veterans, we wanted to begin the process of extending the Honor Flight experience to those who served in Korea as well”, commented Neil Maune, Vice-Chair of the GRHF Board. The Great River Honor Flight offers one-day trips to Washington, D.C. for these local heroes at no cost to them. Each flight consists of up to 35 veter-

ans and 20 guardians assigned to assist the needs of each veteran and ensure them a memorable and enjoyable experience. The trips include visits to the World War II Memorial, Korean War Memorial, Vietnam Memorial, Lincoln Monument, Iwo Jima Memorial, and wraps up by witnessing the changing of the guard ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery’s Tomb of the Unknown. Other sites and a tour of the Nation’s Capital are included depending on time. The cost of this one day excursion can vary from $350 to $500 per veteran depending primarily on air fare. While veterans pay nothing, all guardians are expected to help cover their personal

cost for the trip. Great River Honor Flight, a Missouri Nonprofit Corporation established in October of 2009, was created solely to honor America’s veterans that live in our area for all they have sacrificed by providing, free of charge, transportation to Washington D.C. to visit the memorials dedicated to honor their service and sacrifices. For more information on how to contribute to help honor these men and women or to volunteer go to For additional information, contact either David Mobley at 573-985-5641 or 573-248-2136 or Susan Till at 217-242-8777.

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What is all the fuss about famous babies? BY DAN STEINBECK EDITOR

Pop star and self-elevated glamour queen Beyonce and her rapper husband had a baby, and according to TV, everyone is thrilled. Other celebrities, including Jessica Simpson, Jennifer Garner, Hillary Duff and Kourtney Kardashian – a Kardahsian whose marriage has lasted longer than 72 days - are said to be expecting this year. Again according to the talking head that says nothing substantial - TV - the whole world wants Prince William and Duchess of Cambridge Kate to have a child, so they can talk even more about British royalty. Isn’t that really just the couple’s business? This interest in celebrity pregnancies leads to an obviously male-based question: “So?” What is the big deal about celebrities having babies? It’s not like any of us will get invited to baby showers (or many males will even want to go to one)? While some celebrities are odd ducks, it’s not like the babies to be born are going to be aliens, are they? Those famous parents aren’t likely to stop by the homes of most fans to show the children off. Yes, it’s important that healthy babies come into the world. It is important they are born, loved and nurtured and allowed to grow, as opposed to aborting them. If you remember, it is having a baby that keeps the population going. Does any baby not

STEINBECK have parents? But how will the birth of any of these famous children change our personal world? Are the lower and middle classes supposed to chip in for future college funds to those who live luxuriant lives? Do we have to take a week’s vacation to give them rides to secluded private schools? Will births to stars affect our taxes? It was different with Ricky and Lucy, when she was pregnant, and the child was included in the scripts, and the world saw the child grow. How long will the interest of any of these births capture our attention, before we figure out we need to get back to work reports, clean our gutters, getting our kids the necessary braces, instead of focusing on the lives of stars? We as society concern ourselves so much over what is coming that maybe we miss anything good that is here. Or knowing some of our celebrities, maybe there isn’t that much good now, and we’re waiting for better.

Photo courtesy of the Lewis County Historical Society

The Canton Christian Church stands proudly in the background of this photo which overlooks several Canton rooftops, probably around the early 1900s. The church is still an important part of the community and is located at Sixth and College Streets in Canton. The photo was loaned by the Lewis County Historical Society.


BACKWARD GLANCES From the pages of early Lewis County newspapers 25 Years Ago The Press-News Journal Jan. 29, 1987 Fire destroyed a twostory farm house near Ewing, owned by Mr. and Mrs. Richard Lillard, early Saturday afternoon. According to Ewing R-4

Fire Chief Les Edmonston the house, which was located northeast of Ewing on Route CC, was engulfed in smoke when R-4 firefighters from the Ewing and Maywood departments arrived about noon. Smoke from the house was visible for several miles. 50 Years Ago The Press -News Journal Feb. 1, 1962

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR To The Press-News Journal: At the year end of 1951, the city fathers who were forward thinking businessmen had brought about a modern and efficient water and fire protection system. The system was comprised of a new 50,000 gallon water tower, a water processing plant, a new water source, and a complete modern underground city wide distribution piping system for a home water system. The system was complete with fire hydrants which supplied an adequate water supply for fire protection. This system was a major landmark for the health and safety of all the citizens of LaBelle. During the 61 years that passed, new water sources were developed. The water processing plant was updated to meet new regulations and usage requirements. However, during the 61 year period, no new underground piping was installed except for minimum new pipe to connect to the new water sources. At a recent town hall meeting, the consulting city engineer gave a convincing presentation of the overall condition of the water system. The water system failed on all accounts and will probably not meet minimum standards in the near future. Repair and maintenance has become a major drain on the city’s finances, and a do nothing approach will only cost more as time goes on. The 2010 ISO report (Insurance Service Office, Inc.) rated the current system at 15.37%. The maximum rating points are 40%. Adding the 15.375% to the Western Lewis County Fire Protection District points of 21.57%

and 8.3% for fire alarms minus .94% divergence the total points awarded to the city is 44.3% which equals a class six ISO rating with a new water system and other improvements in WLCFPD, the ISO rating could be improved to a desirable four ISO rating. These rating are recognized by some insurance companies and in some cases reduction in rates can be requested. There are local examples of small communities with a similar ISO rating that could not obtain any fire insurance. The general overall condition of the water system is rapidly becoming inadequate for fire protection and dependable uninterrupted in-home potable water. A bond issue of 2.5 million dollars will be placed on the Feb. 7 2012 election ballot asking for approval to replace the 61 year old system and to bring about a safe cost-efficient system. This dollar amount, if approved by the citizens of LaBelle will be considered a credit limit. The current cost analysis for the new system is less than that amount, but a firm contract dollar amount will now be established until the go ahead is approved by a citizen’s vote. Your YES vote on Feb. 7 will be appreciated and will give the go ahead to keep this very important project on track. Please do not let the progress we have enjoyed slip back to the 1949 era. A special thank you to the Western Lewis County Fire Protection District, City of LaBelle Alderman and city employees.

Mayor Hackemack, City of LaBelle

To The Press-News Journal: To the citizens of The City of La Belle, taking on this kind of debt will not resolve our infrastructure problems. It is like putting a bandage that you have to rent on a wound with cancer and disease. We must be clearly informed about the cost of debt and the lack of professional city management, for ignorance in these matters is the cancer. These problems must be addressed first and other avenues for funding and managing capitol projects must be exhausted. And never should this kind of debt have to be placed on the Citizens of La Belle. #1.) Understanding Debt based currency, when currency, debt note, loan, derivative, or bond is created it’s created out of thin air with interest (Modern money mechanics/ pub by Federal Reserve) and the cost to pay it back is placed on the citizens from the cradle to the grave. Just look at the US government and the trouble its in with the banks. Should our city follow those same bad judgment calls in managing its money and resources, God forbid. #2.) Where is the money in La Belle? The economy in La Belle is with the mega corporations dealing with corn and soybeans like Monsanto, Dupont, ADM, MFA. A possible suggestion for city management is placing a small city tariff on every bushel of corn and soybean that is

bought and sold in the city of La Belle to help fund capitol projects for infrastructure to better the living conditions and life for La Belle Citizens. And there are many more ways to build a city without debt. Every citizen in La Belle should participate in transforming this city into a better home for us to live. #3.) Scaring the La Belle citizens with fire fighting protection capability in order to fund this capitol project is disproportionate to the true dangers of our water supply system. Fluoridation of the water by Clarence Canyon Wholesale Water Company is costing more lives than house fires. The best way to fight fires is through city coding in fire safety. #4.) ADM and their new facility are the ones that need this increase in fire protection and a higher tower for their insurance. They should pay for it just like Roquette does in Keokuk and should not try to pass the buck to the citizens. #5.) Fluoride is an industrial toxic waist product from fertilizer and aluminum manufactures dumped into our drinking water. P.S The water bond meeting was after the deadline for registration to vote. Now we can’t vote on this. This was completely wrong and against our rights. The deadline for voters registration was Jan 11, and the bond meeting was Jan.16.

David & Terry Renck, La Belle

The United States Air Force announced the appointment of John L. Biggerstaff, Major, Air Force Reserve, as liaison officer for the Air Force Academy in the Ninth Congressional District of Missouri. The Ninth District is composed of 24 counties in the northern and eastern sections of the state. 75 Years Ago The Press-News Journal Feb. 4, 1937 Homer Marks and Joe H. Brown have formed a partnership and will engage in the plumbing business. The partnership will make headquarters at the Canton Hardware Store. Bob Hulsen was elected president of the Mu Theta Nu fraternity at a meeting held Jan. 18. Hugh Smith of Canton CCC Camp has been sent a truck driver in company with a fleet of trucks to the flood district in south Missouri. The fleet was comprised of two trucks from Canton campy, six from Palmyra, eight from Kirksville, two from Kahoka. Two trucks from Maywood with the volunteer drivers joined the fleet.

and a cash consideration. Mr. Lahr expects to leave soon for Wyoming and will take the contents of the store with him. D.H. Leslie went to LaBelle with him Friday to look over the stock. The boys of the intermediate and a few of the high school students of this school have organized two patrols of the Boy Scouts of America named the Panthers and the Wolves. Wilfred Henry is the chief and the other members are Leroy Throckmorton, Buzyl Burgess, Ralph and Carl Helms, Harry Wright, Hurley Lahr, Lee Smith, Seaman Rouse, Shelby Norris, J.V. Carlisle, Johnnie Nelson, John William Penn and Raymond Alderton. 125 Years Ago The Lewis County Journal Feb. 4, 1887

The Williamstown Banner is the name of the new paper starting in Williamstown. It is a six column folio edited by Doran and Hicks. It declares independence in politics by will be neutral in nothing, reserving the right to have its say on all issues. The Banner makes the sixth paper in Lewis County. The Ban95 Years Ago ner will find as the rest The Lewis County of us have found that the Journal grazing is getting mighty Feb. 2, 1917 short. However, the pasture field is open to the Gus Lahr traded his world and the Banner has 160 acre farm west of a free entry. town for P.J. Sandknop’s Jewelry store at LaBelle

LETTER POLICY Send your letters to: Press-News Journal, PO Box 227, Canton, MO 63435. Fax letters to 573288-0000. Email letters to 1. Only signed letters with the writer’s fullname and address will be considered for publication. 2. Letters should be 250 words or less. Letters that contain more than 250 words will be edited for brevity. 3. Names are not withheld. 4. Please include a phone number for verification. The number will not be published.

5. The Press-News Journal reserves the right to edit letters for brevity and libel. The editor and publisher reserve the right to refuse to print a letter. 6. The Home Press does not accept letters that address business disputes with specific firms or businesses. 7. Individuals named in letters to the editor may be given the opportunity to respond. 8. The Press-News Journal reserves the right to limit the number of letters an individual may have published within a certain time period.

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LOCAL NEWS Daniel Roach Named to Buena Vista University Graduate & Professional Studies Dean’s List


Daniel Roach from Canton was named to Buena Vista University’s Online Graduate & Professional Studies Dean’s List for terms one and two. Students named to the Dean’s List must have a minimum grade point average of 3.5 for the two terms, based on a 4.0 grade point system, and must have taken at least 12 hours of coursework.

Annual Eagles Sweetheart Dance ❤ Sat. February 11 Dinner ❤ Auction ❤ Dance 6-8 pm 8 pm 9 pm Hamsteak dinner & dance $15/per person Dinner or dance only $8/per person Purchase in advance at the club!

Missouri Breaks Band 9 pm - midnight

Canton Eagles Auxiliary 1800 Hwy 81 Canton MO Public invited

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The LaGrange City Council held a working session council meeting on Jan. 25 to meet with Mark Twain Casino and Affinity Gaming representatives. Pictured are (l-r) Ferenc Szony, Vice President of Operations, Craig Travers, Midwest Senior Vice President; Gerry Smirga, General manager, LaGrange facility; David Ross Chief Executive Officer; Marc Rubinstein, Executive Vice President and general council, Rita Cox, LaGrange council member and Mark Campbell, LaGrange City Administrator. Also attending were LaGrange Mayor Ronnie Powers, council members Mike Lowe, Theresa Gunsauls, Mike Hudnut, Paul Guilfoyle, City Clerk Patti Spindler, LaGrange Police Chief Dale McNelly and Lt. Don Siebert. Councilman Ronnie Lewis was unable to attend.

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By Myrna Hoteling

By Loretta Bringer

Arelene Nunn and Shirley Dieringer returned from Valpraiso, Ind., where they attended the funeral of Wesley Maiers’s wife, Joanne. Wesley is the brother of Shirley and cousin of Arlene. Myrna and Tim Hoteling called on Vivian Beilstein in her home Tuesday. Georgia Richter was a visitor on Thursday. Vivian was glad to have the visitors. Viola Tracy travelled with her daughter Donna and David Stice to Paris, Mo., to attend the seventh birthday party for Macy Bush, given by her mother and father, Micah and CJ. Little Malory Blessing was an overnight guest in the home of her grandparents, Connie and Bob Blessing. This was a treat for all involved. Sharon Sherwood shares that the LaGrange Community Youth Center will hold an open house Feb. 12 from 1-4 p.m. The public can view the facility, meet the leaders and volunteers and check out the programs available for our youth. Light refreshments will be served. Curtis Farr called on Rosemary Musser, Mildred Farr and Ronald Farr at the Lewis County Nursing Home. Henry and Teresa Gunsauls were surprised when her niece, Erin Ervin and friend, Adrien Cardana from New Jersey came for a short visit. Nathan surprised his mother, Jean Miles, with a week visit from his home in Baltimore, Maryland. She introduced him to Highland Basketball, among dining out and sightseeing. She said the visit was one of her best birthday gifts.

A planning meeting was held for South Union Baptist Church on Tuesday evening. Attending were Charilyn Stalder, Bro. Jeremy and Rachel Wallace, John Carter, Paul and Irene Durst, Darrell Eisenberg, Marvin and Loretta Bringer. The church calendar of events for this year was completed. Dorothy Lair passed away this week in Lewis Co. Nursing Home. She and her family lived in Maywood for a number of years. Mary Triplett celebrated her birthday Sunday and her family joined her for lunch at the Pier in Quincy. Present were Mr. and Mrs. Keith Triplett and family, Mr. and Mrs. Kelvin Triplett and family, and Debbie Larson. Jack Triplett’s recovery is going well and that is cause for celebration too. Saturday evening the family attended Janie Triplett’s dance recital in Hannibal. Dave and Lavon Boyd had traveled to attend and they are Janie’s grandparents as well as Jack and Mary Triplett. Paul and Irene Durst met Paul’s sister, Mary Speckhart, for dinner at Sprouts on Sunday. LeAnn Waters celebrated her birthday on Monday and enjoyed lunch with her mother, Charilyn Stalder, at Fitz’s in Quincy. Bronti Stalder of Las Crusas, New Mexico called with birthday wishes. Sunday was Jaclyn Waters birthday and the family enjoyed lunch at Kelly’s in Quincy. Present were her parents LeAnn and Dennis Waters, Charilyn, Bill, and Quinn Stalder. Brenda, Jay, and Megan Stalder are in the current Community Theater Production and could not join them. Friends in the Maywood area were sorry to learn of the death of Briana Mae Baker this last week in an auto accident. She is the daughter of Bob and Shawn Baker of Maywood and Gina and Kenneth Heinecke of LaPrairie. Bob is Postmaster in Hannibal and Shawn is Postmaster in Taylor, Mo. Briana’s grandparents are Gilmer and Donna Johnston and Roger and Nancy Tiemann of LaGrange. Loretta Bringer conducted orientation for three new members for the Hannibal Regional Hospital Auxiliary on Wednesday. Irene Durst and Amy Bowman celebrated their birthdays with Linda Denemark, Ruth Bowman, Tina and Samantha Durst, Denise and Alayna Moore, Megan Wardlow and Emily Bowman on Saturday at Irene’s home. Services were held this week in Maryland for Vincent Thrasher. He is the brother of Erma Dee Jones of Lewistown, Mo. and Betty Barron of Hooperstown, Il. Betty and Don Barron visit church at South Union when they are in the area. Mr. Thrasher was originally from Lewis County and the Lewistown area. He was a World War II veteran and had been a POW. Dale Eisenberg is back in the hospital in Quincy. Hopefully his treatment will be stable soon. The good news is Ron Dietrich is home from the Veteran’s Hospital and recovering nicely. Paul and Irene Durst met Mary and Wayne Snodgrass at Kelly’s Monday night for supper.

Annual Masonic Fish Fry Friday, Feb. 17 4-7 pm at Craft Lodge #287 A.F. & A.M. 612 Washington Street, Canton, Mo $8.00 per ticket / $4.00 Children 12& under Walleye, potato salad, baked beans, fresh garden salad, water, tea or lemonade. Carry out available!

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of Clubs and Organizations LaBelle CWF The La Belle Christian Women’s Fellowship met on Jan. 7 at the La Belle Fire Station, with the following present: Lois Parrish, Barbara Lewis, Helen Steffen, Betty Robertson, Margaret Miller and Ida Byers. Ms. Miller opened the meeting with prayer. Ms. Robertson presented the lesson from 2nd Timothy 4:1-8. She spoke on sharing your faith and pointed out it is our responsibility to lovingly rebuke those who are doing wrong. We must witness. She also shared a “thank you” for cookies the group had sent to teachers at both Lewis Co. C-1 schools before Christmas. Ms. Byers mentioned the Foster Grandparents program is sponsoring a children’s shoe drive to collect shoes for those in need of them. The shoes are to be either new or gently used and the ones collected in this area will be sent to Hannibal area and the ones collected there will be distributed in this area. Each one there was asked to invite three people to the next meeting which will be Feb. 4 at 10 a.m. at the Fire Station.

Valentines Dinner and Dance The Jr./Sr. high youth from the Immanuel United Methodist Church in Canton are hosting a Valentine’s Dinner and Dance Feb. 12 at the church. The menu will be a choice of chicken cordon bleu or 8 oz. slow roasted ham steak, spring salad or soup, and all meals served with green beans almondine, glazed carrots, mashed potatoes, and red velvet cake. There will also be a chocolate fountain with various foods for dipping. The youth will decorate the Fellowship Hall in the traditional red, pink, and white. You will be seated and served by the youth. This dinner is to help the youth travel to the Heifer International Ranch in Arkansas. There they will experience 24 hours of living like a third world nation. They will also be figuring out how to share the limited food as the people of this country must. There will be many other facets the youth will face. Reservations for this event may be made by calling the church at 573-288-5216 by Feb. 5. There is a charge.

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COMMUNITY NEWS LaGrange Ball Park Meeting LaGrange Ball Park Association will hold their annual meeting to elect officers on February 12 at 1 p.m. at LaGrange City Hall Council Chambers. nw5-6

Country Living Life today on farms in Northeast Missouri

How to avoid land leasing disputes

Stephanie Merrell

Lasagna Dinner Saturday, Feb. 11th at the La Belle Christian Church

Land leases have become more common as fewer rural landowners remain personally involved in farming. Unfortunately, there are many disputes every year over farm leases that could be avoided with planning at the outset. Here are a few tips to help you plan your next leasing arrangement:

3. Record your lease Tenants should record their lease at the county courthouse. In Missouri, future buyers of the leased property must only honor your lease if they have notice of its existence. Recording the lease guarantees notice to any future buyer and protects the tenant going forward.

1. Get it in writing Farm leases with terms longer than a year must be written to be enforceable under Missouri law. Oral leases for a term of less than one year are enforceable, but leasing any property without a written agreement is very unwise. Whether you have a short or long term lease, you should commit the lease to writing with clear and unambiguous terms. Setting out the lease’s length, rate and end date will help prevent future disputes.

4. Understand the conditions for lease termination In Missouri, most agricultural leases are year-toyear, with the customary agricultural year beginning on March 1. A landlord must give notice 60 days prior to the beginning of the next lease year to terminate a year-to-year lease. However, if a lease contains a specific termination date the landlord is not required to give further notice of termination to end the lease. To avoid confusion, the best practice is to set a specific termination date in your lease. Both parties can review and sign a new lease at the end of the term if they wish to continue the lease.

2. Be specific about the lease’s scope Many people are surprised to learn that under Missouri law a farm tenant has an absolute right of possession to a leased property and may exclude the landlord from entry unless the lease specifies that the landlord retains the right to enter or use the leased property. It’s therefore critical that both landlord and tenant understand their needs and objectives for the property while drafting the lease. For the landowner this means that if you wish to retain the right to enter or cross your property for a specific purpose such as hunting or moving livestock you should include provisions in the lease allowing entry to the property for that purpose. Tenants should consider whether they can live with the possible risk and hassle of allowing outside access to the leased property.

Knox City News By Nancy Shouse Talked to Lindsey Parrish in LaGrange and he sent a picture to me wanting to know if I could get it in the Edina Sentinel and if anyone would help him with the people in the picture. R.D. Pape of Colony and I went to LaPlata to babysit Auston Lawrence on Friday evening while his parents Tina Pape and Aaron Lawrence attended Troy Lawrence’s funeral. Jessica and Jermiah Lewis of Canton visited their grandmother, LaVeta Wolter of Knox City to help her get some work done as she is still not walking very good.She had a doctor appt. on Tuesday to get her MRI report.She is to have PT in Lewistown for a month to 6 weeks. Pat Shultz of Rutledge and Nancy Shouse went to Maurine Mayes of Hurdland to get school pictures and info of Hurdland School. We are going to publish a book of all the original schools from when they started to when they consolidated the schools to Knox Co High School,i f we can get enough of the info together. Still needed info about some of the schools, if you should have soon email me at: Be very glad to get the pictures or whatever you might have. Kim Barnard of Knox City celebrated her 43 birthday on Sat night at the new restaurant in Edina, those present were: Joe Barnard of Knox City, Jon and Betty Jo Simmons of Lewistown, Sharon Hettinger,”Bert”Oberdahlhoff, Jake Alridge and Karla Oberdahloff all of Edina, I got the message late to go as I was already in LaGrange having supper with R.D.

Brent Haden is a partner at the Haden & Byrne Law Firm in Columbia, Missouri. Brent was raised on a farm at Mexico, Missouri. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of MissouriColumbia and his law degree from Harvard Law School. In his practice he helps clients in regulatory and criminal disputes with state and federal agencies, with an emphasis on agricultural and environmental issues. He can be reached at or at 573-442-3535. This column was first published in Show Me Missouri Farm Bureau magazine and is reprinted with permission.

Pape of Colony. Pat Shultz of Rutledge went for a MRI of her knee this past week. R.D.Pape of Colony and Nancy Shouse went to see Red Tails at Kirksville Cinema 8 on Friday night. Good movie. We drove in spitting snow going to but when we came out of theatre there was a good two inches on the ground.We made it home after two or three fishtails,roads were very slick. Seen some Colony flea marketers at the theatre. LaVeta Wolter of Knox City had supper with her sister, Gene Rudd of Ewing Friday night, Hobert brought it in to them. Carol Hustead of Rutledge called on R.D. Pape of Colony one day last week. Dorothy Watson of Knox City has had back surgery, she is home from hospital but spending some time at LaBelle Manor until she can make it by herself. Nancy Shouse took LaVeta Wolter of Knox City to Kirksville on Monday to meet her granddaughter, Becca Brightwell of Macon for lunch.We shopped afterwards and saw Dorothy Ewalt of Knox City and Shirley Shouse of Edina.They went shopping and to a doctors appt. R.D. Pape of Colony went to Herzog’s in Knox City, talked to Steve Whiteaker from LaBelle, that’s where the men meet for their coffee and chat everyday. February Birthdays: 2- Kay Cardwell; 3- Carol Murfin; 4- Delmar Strange; 6- Bobbi Walker; 7- Wanda Miller; 8- Peggy McMurry; 9- Gary Banks, 10- Tracy Allensworth; 11-Daylin Huebotter; 11- Joe Myers; 12Betty Whiteaker; 14- Roberta Agee; 17- Shirley Shouse, Chance Tungate; 18- Dorothy Jane Eberle, Steve McPherson, Connie Rice Johnston; 19- James Rudd; 21- Beverly Edwards, Kisha Tungate, Roxann Lewis; 22-Don Arment; 26- Jeff Norton. Anniversaries: Bill and Carol Hayes, Feb. 1.

Canton R-V School Science Fair Scheduled For Feb. 4

Canton R-V School will hold a Science Fair, History Fair and Art Exhibit on Feb. 4 from 9:30 am until 11:30 am at Canton High School. Students, grades 6, 8 and 10-12 will have entries in the Science Fair providing models and demonstrations of “The World of Science.” Students, grades 7 and 9 will have entries in the History Fair. Judges’ awards for the Science Fair will be presented in eight categories

in the Senior High Division and nine categories in the Junior High Division. Awards will be presented based on the following criteria: creative development, scientific thought, thoroughness of data, clarity of display and clarity of written explanation. Students will also judge their classmates on scientific thought and creative display. Awards will be given in both divisions. The Fairs are open to the public from 9:30 am to 11

am for viewing. Awards presentation will begin at 11:00 am in the High School gymnasium. Science Fair students will display their projects in the Elementary gymnasium and History Fair students will display their projects in the cafeteria. Canton is expecting around 100 Science Fair projects and 80 History Fair projects for display. All Canton Science Fair students have the opportunity to improve and polish their projects to

compete in Culver-Stockton’s 54th Annual Science Fair Feb. 25 at the CulverStockton College Science Center. Any students wishing to participate will be required to pay the five dollar entry fee to attend the Culver-Stockton Science Fair. Canton R-V will also take 35 Students to Truman State University in Kirksville to compete at the regional Science Olympiad on Feb. 11.

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With Sincere Appreciation The family of Karla Kaye Jefferson, would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to our family, friends, church family and neighbors for all their love and support. We truly appreciate your prayers, visits, food, cards sent during our time of loss, and the generous memorials and floral tributes. Thank you Pastor Ken Tatkenhorst for the wonderful services, and St. Peter's Ladies Aid for the lovely meal; Mt. Olivet Methodist Church for the comforting prayer quilt, and Steve and David Lewis for their help in planning and providing the services. Jay, Josh and Jayme Jefferson Jim and Barbara Wolfmeyer

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330,000 Pounds of Pork... and counting LaGrange Lions Pancake and Sausage Day Feb. 4, is celebrating their 40th year BY RITA COX Reporter

A popular event will celebrate forty years this weekend. The annual LaGrange Lions Pancake and Sausage Day will be held Saturday, Feb. 4 at the LaGrange Lions Hall on Main Street. As with any fundraiser, a large amount of time and effort goes into making the event successful. Supplies have to be ordered, volunteers have to be sought, the work has to be delegated, the event has to be publicized, organizational meetings are held, food needs to be prepared, clean-up has to be done, etc. The LaGrange Lions Club began in 1971 and one of their first fundraisers was a pancake and sausage day held the first Saturday in Feb. 1972 and has continued to be held at the same time each year. Roger Tiemann, a charter member of the club recalled that they really didn’t know how it would be received, but has proved to be popular and has grown more and more each year. At the time not many fundraiser offered a pancake and sausage breakfast, a few businesses sometimes served pancakes as a customer appreciation offer. Tiemann has kept records of the amount of pork sold over the years.

The first year, members butchered one hog and made the sausage. Since then 1,215 hogs have been butchered which adds up to over 330,000 pounds of pork that has been sold. Tickets were $1.75 for an adult the first year. In planning the first event, Roy Solter, who owned the grocery store, Solter’s Superette, suggested a seasoning for the sausage and that same commercial seasoning is still available has been used ever since. The club continued to butcher their own meat for several years, then, as the event grew and grew, they paid to have the processing done, which cut down on the member’s work, but also cut into their profits. They only purchase butcher hogs so the meat is always high quality. The public liked the taste and quality of the sausage and wanted some of the packaged product for home, so the club began offering the meat for sale also. Tiemann notes that this year is the highest they have ever paid for the pork, 1980 is the next highest and 1979 was the year they paid the lowest price. For over twenty years, the day was held at the building also known as the old Legion Hall, about three blocks north of their current building on Main Street. That facility has about a 50 person seating capacity, so people would wait in line for a

Photo by Rita Cox

Grant Kennedy and Charlie Sade tend to the grill at last year’s annual LaGrange Lions Pancake and Sausage Day. The breakfast will be served from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4.

place to sit. The club built a new building in 1995. Tiemann said the weather was very, very cold that year, but people braved the temperatures to see the new facility. The current building has enough room to serve a lot of people at a time, and people have a chance to sit and visit. Last year the club served over 800 people. The 2011 event was held just days after one of the biggest snowstorms to hit Lewis County has occurred, but $

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helped over the years and help make it a success. The club is also thankful to the public for attending and supporting the event. Lions Club International is one of the world’s largest service club organizations with over one million members working to improve their communities. One of their missions is to aid the blind and visually impaired. The LaGrange club has been an important part of the LaGrange and the sur$

rounding communities for the past forty years, donating cash and services to area projects. Groups can also help at fundraisers and some of the proceeds are donated to that organization. The public is invited to attend the pancake and sausage day Saturday, Feb. 2. Roger Tiemann and the Lions Club members encourage everyone to come and have a good breakfast and visit with friends and neighbors. $



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Highland High School held their musical concert at the Ewing Baptist Church in December. Junior High and High School choir performed.

Miss Allison’s class was the winner of the Box Top’s for Education collection at Canton R-V in December. They celebrated with a pizza party sponsored by Canton State Bank.

Photo by Rita Cox Keita Clay models the new outifts for Highland Choir at a concert in December.

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FEB 2 Ewing Highland Booster Club Fan Appreciation Day, Free pancakes. Pancakes at 5 p.m., games at 6 p.m.

FEB 4 LaGrange Annual Pancake and Sausage Breakfast, Lions Club, 6 a.m.-1 p.m. Call 573-6554825 for advance meat sales until Fri., Feb 3.

Canton Canton Eagle Day- 10 a.m. Lock #20 talk on Bald Eagles, 2 p.m. Lewis St. Playhouse Free Movie “The Big Year” Canton Camera Club annual photo shop at the Old Library Galley (corner of 4th and Lewis) 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Super Bowling Tournament at the Cotton Bowl, starts at 2 p.m.

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We want your photos! Send us photos of recent area events and we will include them on our Social News page! Please make sure your photos are at least 300 dpi, and also send us a note indicating who is in the photo. Send your photos to or P.O. Box 227, Canton, MO 63435. Sorry, any photos sent via the mail cannot be returned.

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FEB 11 Canton Annual Eagles Sweetheart Dance at the Canton Eagles Aux. 1800. Dinner 6-8 p.m., auction 8 p.m., dance 9 p.m.

LaBelle Lasagna Dinner at the LaBelle Christian Church 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Lewistown Second Annual Putt for Pride 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. at the Lewistown Viking Club

FEB 12 Canton Immanuel United Methodist Church Valentine’s Dinner and Dance Annual Fundraiser and Open House at the LaGrange Youth Center. Refreshments will be served.

Paint the Gym Pink FEB 17 Highland High School Canton Annual Masonic Fish FEB 10 Fry 4-7 p.m. at Craft Lodge #287, 612 Canton Washington St. Tiger Pride Cancer Awareness Night dur- Girls Night Out Bunko Party, 7:30 Eagles Club ing Canton Tigers v.


Thursday, February 2, 2012

Can’t stretch cash any further ? Sell your stuff in the

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Buy two weeks, get the third



Must be paid in advance to receive offer

HELP WANTED Gully Transportation


LPN 2-10/10-6. Apply at LaBelle Manor Care Center, LaBelle MO. 3-4* _________________________ OFFICE STAFF approx. 35 hrs./week. Mon. - Fri. 8:30 am - 4:00 pm. Send resume to Help Wanted, PO Box 227, Attn SF, Canton, MO 63435. 4-5+

is looking for CDL-A qualified drivers for openings on Pneumatic/Liquid Tanks and System Positions! Home throughout the week and off most weekends! We offer Great Pay, Home Time and Included Health Benefits!! Call 800-566-8960 nw4-5

Ayers Oil Co/Steak ‘n Shake is now accepting applications for restaurant managers. Please apply at Ayers Oil Co. Canton, Mo or send resume to devrac@moayerco. com

Doyle Equipment Manufacturing Co.

Now Hiring Mig Welders! Doyle Equipment Manufacturing is now taking applications for Welders. * Starting Wage of $12.00 per hour * Attendance, Safety, & Quality - Wage Incentives * 7:00 am - 3:30 pm Monday thru Friday * Great Benefits * Periodic Overtime * Stable Employer Please send resume to: Doyle Manufacturing P.O. Box 3024 Quincy, IL 62305 Attn: Mark Baggett


SQUARE BALES of straw 573-655-4463 51-7* _________________________ FIREWOOD - seasoned, cut, split, stacked, $30/ pickup load; green, cut, split, you pickup, $20/pickup load; You cut fallen tree yourself, FREE. Call Tom Dolan 573-529-4522. 37-(3-15) _________________________ 2000 BLAZER, 4 door 4x4, 144 k miles, $4,000. (573) 494-3519. 3-5* _________________________ SQUARE BALES of hay, Steve Wright 660-341-4922. 3-8* _________________________ STEEL BUILDINGS - Save thousands on 2011 Closeouts! Limited availability, 20x30, 30x40, others. Save $$, buy now for spring. Discounted shipping. Display savings also! Call 866-3520469. 4-5* _________________________ GREAT DANE puppies, 5 males, 3 females; 8 weeks old $150.00 Call 573-2884152. 5* New and used Pool Tables, Complete Billiards Service, Over 40 Years Experience Quincy Billiards, 800 Maine Street, Quincy, IL 217-2237658 tf- od _________________________

Or Apply in person: Mon - Fri (8am to 5pm) 4001 Broadway St. Quincy, Illinois


Home of Worldwide Quality Blending, Conveying, Tending, & Spreading Products!


Central Stone Company Heavy Equipment Mechanic Central Stone Company has an immediate position available for an experienced heavy equipment mechanic. This position requires five (5) years minimum experience in heavy equipment maintenance and repair and/or Vo-Tech Diesel Mechanic Graduate.

Top Pay for RN’s, LPN’s/ LVN’s, CNA’s, Med Aides. $2,000 Bonus – Free Gas. AACO Nursing Agency 800-656-4414 nw5-8

YOUR SCRAP metal paying up to $500 for junk cars and trucks. 573-406-7354. 5-7* LOOKING TO BUY Billiard Antiques, Pool Tables, Cues, Pool Balls, Cue Racks or any related Game Room Antiques. Please contact Bill at 217-430-0160. tf-ev _________________________

573-288-5668 FOR RENT LEWISTOWN 2 bedroom mobile home available immediately 573-406-9701 or 573-406-9501 5tf _________________________ 3 BEDROOM Farm house near Steffenville. Mostly furnished to include refrigerator and stove. Utilities not furnished. (660)-4623944 or (217)-440-0039. 3-5* _________________________ TAKING APPLICATIONS for newly remodeled 2 bedr. farm house. S of Hwy 6 between Ewing & Lewistown. New appliances furnished, no pets, rent $650 month, deposit $650 / 1 year lease. Available April 1st. Contact Paul 217-257-1287 to receive application. 5tf _________________________ REMODELED 3 bedr. house in Canton 573-4068090. 4-6* _________________________ 2 BEDROOM duplex, 708 Jamison, available Feb.1, $450/month + utilities and deposit. 573-288-5472 4-6* _________________________ 2 BEDROOM apt. in Canton, garage, range & refrig. (deposit), no pets; washer & dryer hookup 573-288-3357 5tf _________________________ 2 BEDROOM upper, newly painted, utilities included in rent. 406 Lewis, Canton $400. Call 573-822-4578 5-7* _________________________ 1 BEDROOM apt/ground floor, 406 Lewis, Canton. Large Walk-in closet, utilities included $400. Call 573822-4578. 5-7*

House for Rent 311 N Main, LaGrange; 3-4 bdrm. $450/plus deposit. No pets. 573-769-6000 e-w5

Company offers competitive wage and benefit package. Pre-employment physical, drug screen and background check required. Resumes received by 2/13/2012 will be considered. Qualified applicants may send resume or hand written work history incl. salary history & requirements to:


SMRon Neff Owner


Diana Bockenfeld ABR, CRS, GRI 217-653-4105 4531 Maine, Suite R Quincy, IL 62305

(217) 228-1000

Lewis Co. Ambulance Emergency: Dial 911

Homes For Sale

209 S 4th - Canton $30,000

704 Bland St. - Canton $58,000

Marilyn Roach Estate contact : Lisa Logsdon, PR (660) 341-0525

Press-News Journal P.O. Box 227, Canton MO 63435


Set up and ready for business Canton, MO Call 573 288 3090 STORAGE UNITS - available in LaGrange starting at $30.00 per month. 573655-4457. 5tf _________________________ LEWIS COUNTY Storage spaces available 8x8, 12x12, and 12x4, 2nd and College, & 4th and College, Canton. 573-288-3357 5tf _________________________ 2 BD/DUPLEX 802 B Hampton, Available Jan 1, $475 plus Deposit. Utilities not furnished, 573-2888966. 5tf _________________________ TAKING APPLICATIONS for newly remodeled 2 bedr. home in Ewing. New paint & carpet, appliances furnished, no pets, rent $450, deposit $450, 1 year lease. Contact Paul at 217-2571287 to receive application. 5tf




For Lease



All real estate advertised herin is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference, limitation, or discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin, or intention to make any such preference, limitation, or discrimination. We will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. All persons are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised are available on an equal opportunity basis.

Office Spaces

P.O. Box 227, Canton MO 63435


Something More, Nothing Less

NOT YOUR AVERAGE RENTAL HOME: Now taking Applications in Canton. Close to college, close to grocery store, very nice, 3 bedroom, 2½ bedroom home with attached garage. For lease or for lease to own option. Large kitchen with Amish cabinets, vaulted ceilings, garbage disposal, dishwasher, smooth top range, side by side fridge, ceramic tile floors, for application, call 217-617-0553 or email at rab1207@yahoo. com. Pets ok 3tf

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Central Stone Company Randy Murphy 46445 Sweetbay Lane Hannibal MO 63401-7211 PHONE CALLS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED


you need the newspaper 1. You’re looking for ways to

save money. 2. You could use a new job. 3. Your basement and garage are about to burst. 4. You need a new ride. 5. You want to know where the best deals are. 6. You’re looking for a good preschool.

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Press-News Journal Call 573-288-5668 today

573-470-2462 NO JOB TOO SMALL



STUMP REMOVAL Starting $35.00 Fully Insured • Free Estimates

35” Gate Opening Same/Next Day Service

573-478-3334 Ed Tate Maywood, Mo.

Denman Country Drugs, Inc.

573-497-2727 1-800-637-1300

Campbells Excavating & Trucking Digging, Basements & Ditches etc. Bud Campbell, Owner RR 3 Box 48 G 660-754-6322 Day 754-6034 Nights Kahoka, MO 63445


Pearl Machine & Tool L.L.C. 301 North 3rd, Canton, Mo. 63435 Phone 573-288-8665 (TOOL) Cell 660-216-5511 BENJAMIN MOORE PAINTS HARD SURFACE FLOORING

JANNEY BUILDERS SUPPLY & CONSTRUCTION, INC. General Building Contractor Plumbing & Electrical Canton 573-288-5586

Murphy Hauling Rock, Sand, Lime, Grain Fertilizer,

Wayne Murphy, Jr. 12340 190th Ave. Williamstown, MO 63473 (573) 853-4589

Denman Country Mini Storage

573-497-2727 1-800-637-1300


Roofing • Drywall Siding • Remodels New Construction

217-440-4906 • 573-209-5979 Ewing, MO

This advertising spot could be yours. Contact Paula or Karin at and find out how

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Sale conducted North of Canton, MO or South of Wayland, MO on Hwy 61, then West on Rte Z 1/4 mile.

Sale Every 1st & 3rd Sunday 573/ 406-8787 Now Taking Consignment

1977 JD 4630 Tractor; 1981 JD 6620 Turbo Combine; (2) 216 Platforms/ 444 corn head.; Nice line of 18’-22’ Tillage Equipment; Great Plains no-til 15’ drill w/cart; JD 7000 8/38 Planter; Grain truck/ Livestock trailer; Farm Related



Sale conducted at Steve’s Family Dining (located on the East side of the Kahoka, MO square) e MO im Pr ast, g e n rth nti No Hu


Sunday Feb. 5 @12:30 AT NEW LOCATION- 750 Rt C., LaGrange Mo

M A C O N C O U N T Y, M O

LAND AUCTION 288± ACRES • 8 TRACTS Sale to be held at the Comfort Inn in Macon, MO

MON., FEB. 27 • 1:00 P.M. Open House Restaurant Equipment 10x12 Walk-in Cooler(outside model), Pepsi 2 door cooler110, Maritowoc 2 door cooler 110, 7 Metal Wire Rack Shelf Units, Vent hood, 6 Black heavy Bar Stools, 7 Tables, 2’x42”, 1 Booth set, 3 Bunn Coffee Makers, 18 Black Chairs, Tea Dispenser, Pots, Pans, Dishes, Meat tenderizer, Can opener, Gateway Pro Clean Dish Washer, Gas Griddle, Comstock Castle Stove w/ Broiler, 220 Deep Fryer, All Came from Camo Café in Canton.


FEB. 12TH 1 - 3 P.M.

Collectables Coca Cola Soda Machine, Schwinn Ladies Bike, Huffy Ladies Bike, Breather Fora 1970 Chevelle SS , 1969 Chev Camaro Gear Shifter, Metal Signs, Longaberger Baskets, Few Crock Bowls, Metal Sled.

4- Wheeler & Tiller Land is located in Section 19, T56N•R13W of Middle Fork Township, Macon County, MO. Land is generally located approximately 6 miles south of Macon, MO on Hwy. 63 to Route Y, then east approximately 3 1/2 miles. Tract 8 consists of a beautiful, highly efficient 1,680 sq. ft. home which was built in '08. Tracts 1 through 7 are highly tillable tracts which have been in CRP for several years and have now expired; therefore, can be row cropped for '12 upcoming crop year! Several of the tracts also have multiple "ideal" building sites.


DAN KAUFFMAN ESTATE Inc Pro ome duc ing

New & Misc

Closing & Title Work By: White Abstract & Title Company 1512 N. Missouri, Suite A • Macon, MO • Ph: 660-385-2515

Pillows, Throws, Scrubbers, Tongs, Jewelry, CD’s, Dragon , Die cast Cars, Small Wet /Dry Vac, Doggie Steps, Hot Soxs, EZ Movers, T- Core , pans and more. Hats, Lighters, Dolls, Phone Chargers, all Kinds, Lights, Bird houses, Sunglasses, Hide a Cans, Figurines, Ashtrays, Lots of items (trailer full ) Lots of Towels, Blue Crock Bowls, Baskets, Cordless Mic, Food Processor, Sony Stereo, Bell Motorcycle Helmet, Green Canister Set, DVD’s, VHS tapes, Cannon 7.1 Digital Camera, Craftsman 3.6 Drill, Knife Set, Comic Price Guides, VHS Camcorder, Fishing Poles, Tire Horse Swing, Haan Vac, Bissel Vac, TV Stand, Earthlite Massage table, Rug, Mirrors, 2-TV’s, New Smoker, 3 Hand Golf Carriers, Fertilizer Spreader, 20” Boys Bike, Brunswick Pool Balls& Racks, 2 Wheeler, 2 Tile Cutters

Call for a detailed color brochure, or visit us online at:





Sale conducted at the Comfort Inn located on the West edge of Canton, MO


Sullivan Auctioneers, LLC • 217-847-2160 • Lic. #444000107

A D A I R C O U N T Y, M O

LAND AUCTION 278± ACRES • 3 TRACTS Sale to be held at the Comfort Inn in Macon, MO


MON., FEB. 27 • 10:00 A.M.

Blue Love Seat , older Table & Chairs, Outdoor Table, Umbrella & 8 Chairs, older Dresser, Kenmore Gas Stove.

Make sure to look at pictures on our web site. To Consign or do Estate Sales call: Jesse Sparks 573-406-8787

Farm is located in Section 34 of T61N•R14W of Wilson Township, Adair County, MO. From the south edge of Kirksville, MO take Hwy. 63 south approximately 7 miles to Archer Lane then east 21⁄2 miles to Tracts 1 & 2. Or from Hwy. 63 go east on Archer Lane approximately 2 miles to Englewood Lane then south 1 mile to Cambridge Lane then east 1/2 mile to Tract 3. (Be watching for presale directional signs). Land represents productive tillable cropland as well as some of the most "premier" hunting land available in the entire state of Missouri!

JASON M. & RACHEL S. TAYLOR Closing & Title Work By: Adair County Title & Escrow 102 E Washington Street • Kirksville, MO 63501 • Phone 660-665-3594

Call for a detailed color brochure, or visit us online at: FOR INFO., CONTACT BILL FRETWELL AT 660-341-7735 Sullivan Auctioneers, LLC • 217-847-2160 • Lic. #444000107

C L A R K C O U N T Y, M O

LAND AUCTION 338± ACRES • 5 TRACTS Sale held at Sullivan Auction Site, Hwy. 136 East, Hamilton, IL

TUES., FEB. 28 • 10:00 A.M. Offers productive tillable land Lying in Section 31 Twp 60N, R7W and Section 36 Twp 60N, R8W. MICHAEL S. & DONNA M. BOLING, SELLERS



CONSIGN NOW! 660-727-3796



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 11-12-12* G & L Glasgow 1-7-13* 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 11-11-12*

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*

CANTON & LAGRANGE Farm is located in Sections 11, 12, 13 & 14, T64N•R6W of Clay Township, Clark County, MO. Farm to be sold in 5 tracts. All 5 tracts are contiguous and are generally located approximately 2 1/2 miles west of Alexandria, MO on Hwy. 61 to County Road 306 then south approximately 1/2 mile. All tracts are nearly 100% tillable, offer some of the most productive soils in NE Missouri and sells with full possession for the '12 crop year!


Tim Heimonen property 4-14-12* Courtney Farms 11-20-12* Gary and Patricia Bunch 7-01-12* and no fireworks!

CANTON & MONTICELLO Campen Farms 11-03-13* Violators will be prosecuted!


Lowell Reynolds Farm 12-27-12* Warner/McHughFarms 1-23-13* Emrick Farms-Harry & Neva Emrick $750 reward for information leading to arrest and conviction of anyone trespassing on Emrick Farms 8-9-12* David Keith Farm 10-29-12* Stice Farms / Rebecca Stice Jones Neil, Randy, Richard 10-29-12*



Sullivan Auctioneers, LLC • 217-847-2160 • Lic. #444000107

Eichor Farms

Closing & Title Work By: Oak Hills Title Company • Dennis W. Smith 307 Lewis St. • Canton, MO • Ph: 573-288-4461

Call for a detailed color brochure, or visit us online at:

McAfee/Hayes Auction Service and Associates 660-727-3796

Tools All New Stanley 145 pc. Socket Set, Pitchfork, 2 Shovels, Shop Broom, 22 pc Screwdriver Set, Valley Chanel Lock Set, 52 pc Socket Set, Stanley Socket & Ext, 4 pc C -Clamp Set, Tester Wire Cutters, Drill Bits, Levels, Pic Set & More.

EMMA SWARTZ AND DAN KAUFFMAN, CO-EXECUTORS The Dunbar land represents 224 acres of open land. Currently 201.5 acres are enrolled in CRP programs with 157.8 acres coming out in 2012. The balance of these tracts represent prime Northeast MO hunting land. These tracts are generally located 6 1/2 miles West of Kahoka, MO or East of Luray, MO on Hwy 136 to County Road 115, then North 1 miles. Tracts lie in Sections 1 and 6, Twp. 65, R8W and Section 31, Twp. 66N, R8W all in Clark County Missouri. These unique recreational, income producing tracts feature several building sites, several ponds, creek and creek branches and natural habitats. TRACT 1 127 ACRES Offers 95 plus acres of open land currently approx. 85 acres in CRP. All excluding 7.59 acres expire in 2012 and the 7.59 acres expire in 2020. Nice stocked water structure located towards the back portion of tract. Excellent secluded camp area and/or building site. TRACT 2 154 ACRES Offers 83+ acres of open land. Currently approx. 71 acres in CRP. Est. 55 acres expire in 2012, 8.38 acres expire in 2013 and Est. 8 acres in 2020. This tract will include current private roadway to older structure, non livable, home. Excellent secluded building site and/or cabin site. This tract also offers two pond structures. TRACT 3 89 ACRES Offers 22 plus acres of open land currently an estimated 21 acres in CRP. Est. 12 acres expire in 2012. Est. 1 acre expires in 2016. Est. 8 acres in 2020. Excellent recreational tract with branch off Linn Creek and income. TRACT 4 60 ACRES Offers 24 plus acres of open land, currently all in CRP. Est. 12 acres expire in 2012. Balance in 2016. Excellent recreational tract with 1/4 mile of Linn Creek running Northeasterly through tract and income.

2004 Artic Cat 400 cc 4x4 w/ 776 miles Nice, Craftsman 5hp Frontine Tiller less than 2 hrs, Scorpion Pull behind Sprayer (used once)


DURHAM/MAYWOOD Ronnie & Judy Pierce Farm & property 5-13-13*

LEWIS COUNTY 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*

LAGRANGE 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 Paul Legg Residence 6-17-12* 407 N. Main Paul Legg Farm 10-6-12* 22422 Ponderosa Ave. Lisa Borgstadt Property 6-21-12* 202-204 N. 4th Lonnie/Earnest Martin 11-04-12* (410 N. Main (old Cath. Church) Connie & Frank Bange and Marsha Allison 08-11-12*

WILLIAMSTOWN Jim Lillard Farms 1-04-13* Donna Hudnut Farm is 12-20- 12* now RRVC LLC

EWING Wilma Chipman, Jeannie S. and Barb C. and Glen Chipman 10-08-12*

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


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FOR THE RECORD Obituary EMMA JEAN REMPE Emma Jean Rempe, 84 of Clinton, Ill., passed away Jan. 26, 2012 at OSF St. Joseph’s Medical Center, Bloomington, Ill. Emma Jean was born November 17, 1927 in St. Patrick, Mo., the daughter of Carl Withington and Mary Ethel (Brennan) Logsdon. She graduated from St. Patrick’s High School in 1945. On June 26, 1948 she married Louis J. “Lou” Rempe at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in St. Patrick, Mo. Sadly, her beloved husband Lou passed away November 10, 2011 after 63 years of marriage. She was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church in Clinton, Ill., for 57 years. She was a dedicated and humble servant and freely gave of her time and talents for many church activities, especially the Altar and Rosary Society. After many years as a homemaker raising her large family, she began working at the Clinton High School cafeteria. She retired with 35 years of service in 2007 at the age of 80. She served on the John Warner Hospital Auxiliary Board and was active in PTA while her children were in school. Emma Jean’s loving, caring, generous and compassionate nature made her a wife, mother, sister, aunt and grandmother who cannot be replaced. She had a calm spirit that made others feel safe and secure. She had a positive disposition and outgoing personality and never knew a stranger. She always took time to get to know the people who came into her life. She was hard working, tireless, selfless and believed in always doing the right thing. She was an inspiration to her family with a wonderful sense of humor and the twinkle in her eye made everyone feel special. She will be so very dearly missed by her family, friends and community. She is survived by her nine children: Diane (Barry) Phipps, Clinton, Ill., David (Wanda) Rempe, Decatur, Ill., Joyce Rempe, Clinton, Ill., Carla (Bill) Good, Clinton, Ill., Eric (Valorie) Rempe, Clinton, Ill., Greta (John) Boudeman, Armington, Ill., Teresa (Bill) Washburn, Washington, Ill., Steven Rempe, Clinton, Ill., Janet Vinson, Clinton, Ill.; 16 Grandchildren and 8 Great Grandchildren; two sisters: Maxine (Junior) Uhlmeyer and Doreen (Dennis) Schutte, St. Louis, Mo.; and sister-in-law: Mary Logsdon. She was preceded in death by her Parents, one brother: Seldon Logsdon and one granddaughter: Joanna Marie Boudeman. Funeral mass was held Jan. 30 at St. John’s Catholic Church, Clinton, Ill. Rev. Father James Henning officiated with burial at Oak Park Cemetery, Clinton, Ill. Visitation was at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, Ill., with a Rosary service. Memorials may be made to St. John’s Catholic Church or to DOVE. Online condolences may be e-mailed to Press-News Journal Feb. 2, 2012

SHARE and HEAL Support Groups Meet in February SHARE, a support group for parents and grandparents coping with the death of a child, will hold its monthly meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Feb. 9 in the Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing on Blessing Hospital’s 11th Street Campus. The SHARE support group is open to families who have lost a child due to miscarriage, stillbirth, accident, illness or suicide. HEAL, a support group for adults who are coping with the loss of a spouse, close friend or relative, will meet on Feb. 21 at 7:00 p.m. in the Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing on Blessing Hospital’s 11th Street Campus. Those attending either SHARE or HEAL can park in the lot on 10th and Oak and use the College of Nursing entrance on the north end of the 11th Street Campus. For more information about SHARE or HEAL, please call Blessing Hospital Volunteer Services at (217) 2238400, ext. 6820.

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE IN RE: Thomas E. Griggs and Meagan L. Griggs, Husband and Wife, as Tenants by the Entirety Trustee’s Sale: For default in payment of debt and performance of obligation secured by Deed of Trust executed by Thomas E. Griggs and Meagan L. Griggs, Husband and Wife, as Tenants by the Entirety dated May 2, 2008 and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of Lewis County, Missouri in Book 509, Page 2070 the undersigned Successor Trustee, at the request of the legal holder of said Note will on Tuesday, February 21, 2012 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., (at the specific time of 3:50 PM), at the North Front Door of the Courthouse, City of Monticello, County of Lewis, State of Missouri, sell at public vendue to the highest bidder for cash the following described real estate, described in said Deed of Trust, and situated in Lewis County, State of Missouri, to wit:



Judges’ Initials


INSTRUCTIONS TO VOTERS To vote, darken in the oval(s) completely next to your choice(s), like this:


If you tear, deface, or make a mistake and wrongfully mark any ballot, you must return it to the election board and receive a new ballot.




To all persons interested in the estate of Thelma Louise Harper: Notice is hereby given that a Final Settlement and Petition for Approval of Final Settlement and Order of Distribution of the property of the Estate will be filed in

All of lot fifteen (15) in block one (1) in northwest addition to the town, now City of Canton, Lewis County, Missouri.

/s/ Donald M. Bastian Donald M. Bastian, P.C. Donald M. Bastian, #36580 306 Center Street P.O. Box 1316 Hannibal, MO 63401 (573) 221-7099 Telephone (573) 248-3224 Facsimile Attorney for Estate of Thelma Louise Harper 1st Pub. Jan. 12, 2012 4t 2-2-12

Notice of Election Notice is hereby given that a Presidential preference Primary Election will be held in the County of Lewis on Tuesday, February 7, 2012 and that the polls will be open between the hours of six (6) o’clock in the morning and seven (7) o’clock in the evening. The ballot for the election shall be in substantially the following form: Insert Official Ballots

to satisfy said debt and cost. Millsap & Singer, P.C., Successor Trustee 612 Spirit Drive St. Louis, MO 63005 (636) 537-0110

The polling places for the election will be: Canton Rural, Wards 1, 2, & 3....R-V School Ewing & Durham.........................Heartland Resources Inc. LaBelle & Deer Ridge..................LaBelle Fire Station LaGrange & Maywood................LaGrange City Hall Lewistown & Steffenville.............Lewistown Am. Legion Hall Monticello/Benjamin & Williamstown/Derrahs.......Monticello

File No: 137714.022112.268613 FC

Durham will vote at Ewing for this Election Maywood will vote at LaGrange for this Election Steffenville will vote at Lewistown for this Election Williamstown/Derrahs will vote at Monticello for this Election

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. 1st Pub. Jan. 26, 2012

) ) Estate No. ) 11LE) PR00020 ) )


Done by order of the County Clerk for the County of Lewis this 6th day of January 2012 /s/ Sharon Schlager Sharon Schlager County Clerk Voter Assistance For any voter that needs assistance the day of the election, Election Judges will be able to assist you at the car. Wednesday, February 1, 2012 is the last day to request an Absentee Ballot to be mailed. However, you may vote absentee up to 5:00 p.m. on Monday, February 6, 2012 the day before the election in the County Clerk’s Office. The County Clerk’s Office will be open Saturday morning, February 4, 2012 from 8:00 a.m. to noon.

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Special Note Section 208 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (42U.S.C. 1973aa-6) reads: Any voter who requires assistance to vote by reason of blindness, disability to read or write may be given assistance by a person of the voter’s choice, other than the voter’s employer or agent of that employer or officer or agent of the voter’s union. Testing of the ballot machines will be January 31, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. in the Lewis County Clerk’s Office.

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Vote for ONE

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Vote for ONE

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In the Estate of Thelma Louise Harper, deceased

the Circuit Court of Lewis County, Missouri, Probate Division, sitting at Monticello, Missouri by the Personal Representative on February 2, 2012 and that any objections or exceptions to such Settlement or Petition or any item thereof must be in writing and filed within 20 days after filing of such settlement.


Shall the City of LaBelle, Missouri, issue its combined waterworks and sewerage system revenue bonds in the amount of $2,500,000 for the purpose of extending and improving the combined waterworks sewerage system of the City, the cost of operation and maintenance of said combined waterworks and sewerage system and the principal of and interest on said revenue bonds to be payable solely from the revenues derived by the City from the operation of its combined waterworks and sewerage system, including all future improvements and extensions thereto?

OFFICIAL BALLOT Judges’ Initials


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OFFICIAL BALLOT Judges’ Initials





Vote for ONE

To vote, darken in the oval(s) completely next to your choice(s), like this:


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BRIANNA MAE BAKER Brianna Mae Baker, 19, of LaPrairie, Ill., passed away Jan. 22 in Beardstown, Ill., as a result of an automobile accident. Brianna was born on Sept. 10, 1992, in Quincy. She is the daughter of Robert Baker and Gina (Wagner) Heinecke. She was a 2011 graduate of Camp Point Central High School, where she was in the band and played volleyball. She was a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Golden and the LYF. Brianna was a freshman at the University of Missouri in Columbia, and helped with the summer reading program for the Western Central Public Library District. Brianna’s bright smile, blue eyes and quick wit could light up any room. She didn’t know a stranger, and loved spending time with her family and friends. Surviving are: her parents, Bob Baker and his wife, Shawn, of Maywood, Mo., Gina Heinecke and her husband, Kenneth, of LaPrairie, Ill.: Her four sisters: Miranda Baker of Chicago, Alanna Yingling and her husband, Drew, of Huxley Iowa, and Leia Baker and Kara Baker of Maywood, Mo.: Step-sister, Autumn Rampley and her husband, Doug, of Bowen, Ill., and step-brother, Wesley Heinecke of Mt. Sterling: Paternal grandfather, Loren “Bill� Baker of Vero Beach, Fla., Maternal grandparents, Gilmer and Donna Johnston of Maywood, Mo.: Step-grandparents, Arnold and Dorothy Heinecke of Clayton, Ill., Roger and Nancy Tiemann of La Grange, Mo.: one nephew, Bentley Yingling, of Huxley, Iowa., and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandmother, Wilma Baker, and her maternal grandfather, Elmer Wagner. Services were Jan. 26 in the Hunter Funeral Home in Golden. Reverend Dixie Croxton officiated. Visitation was Jan. 25 in the Hunter Funeral Home in Golden. Memorials may be made to the Quincy Animal Shelter, 1800 N 24th St., Quincy, IL 62301, or MADD Illinois, 1430 Branding Lane Suite 104, Downers Grove, IL 60515. You are invited to share memories of Brianna and leave condolences at Press-News Journal Feb. 2, 2012

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cello, Mo. She survives. Bill was a graduate of Quincy Senior High School and the John Woods Technical School for Heating and A/C. He was a long time employee of Gem City Pizzaria, and as such, this “gentle giant with a flair for butchering the English language� made numerous friends throughout the Quincy area. In addition to his wife, survivors include: three sons: Kegan Randall and Jayce and Bo Philpott, all of LaGrange, Mo.; four brothers: Glenn “Butch� (Dee Ann) Philpott of Lebanon, Ill.; Dan (Joan) Philpott of Bunceton, Mo.; Mark (Lynne) Philpott of Seattle, Wash.; and Mike (Nancy) Philpott of Stillwater, Okla. In addition, he is survived by many aunts, nieces, nephews, and cousins, including two special aunts: Lois McFarland of Lewistown, Mo.; and Dorita (Pat) LaLond of Payson, Ill.; special friends and Godparents to his sons, Tony and Teri McEwen; and his in-laws, Dennis and Susan McMillen. Billy was preceded in death by his parents, and an infant brother, Curtis. Services were held January 28, 2012 at HansenSpear Funeral Home. Rev. Tim Dougherty officiated. Burial was held at Quincy Memorial Park. Memorials can be made to the children’s education fund.

Mrs. Dorothy May Lair, age 92, of Canton, Mo., passed away January 27, 2012 in the Lewis County Nursing Home at Canton, Mo. She was born July 25, 1919 in Quincy, Ill., a daughter of John C. and Ethel Blossom Smith Katzell. She married James G. Lair in Palmyra, Mo., in 1939. He passed away in April 1951. Dorothy was a member of the First Baptist Church in Canton. She enjoyed quilting and served as a foster grandparent at Ewing, Mo. She also enjoyed making fudge and popcorn balls for Halloween. Survivors include one daughter Dottie Kackley of Press-News Journal Feb. 2, 2012 Taylor, Mo.; two sons Don (Pat) Lair of Plainville, Ill., and Leslie (Dariva) Lair of Quincy, Ill.; one sister Edith White of the Lewis County Nursing Home at Canton, Mo.; several grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, daughter Barbara Myers, sons Richard, Jim, and Frosty Pre-Planning Lair, brother Carl Katzell, sister Gladys Mason, grandIt is hard enough to deal with the son Daryl Kackley. loss of a loved one with out Funeral services were held Jan. 30. at the Davis Fuwondering if you have made the neral Home in Canton with Pastor Bryan Gosney officiating. Burial was in the Durham Cemetery. Visitation right decisions. You can spare your loved one was held Jan. 29, at the Davis Funeral Home in Canton. that uncertainty by simply pre-planning funeral The family suggest memorials be made to the Lewis arrangements. It won’t be time consuming or County Nursing Home in care of Davis Funeral Home difficult for you, but it most certainly will be for at Canton, Mo. Online condolences may be left at www. your loved ones if you do not. Take a few moments to call, write or email us. We can help Press-News Journal Feb. 2, 2012 make the planning easy with several funding options. Please visit our web site for additional information on pre-planning or any other service that we may offer.


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FOR THE RECORD warrant stayed until Jan. 31, 2012 for full payment. With warrant of $124.00 cash only. Larry Sprague: Failure to provide proof of counseling. Case continued to February law date for proof of completed counsel or deft. needs to appear. Arnold Serrto, Canton, Mo.: Deft. appeared without The LaGrange Municipal Court Violations as of Jan. payment, or completing 40 hours of community service. 26, 2012. All violations carry a court cost of $24.50, unWarrant ordered and a stay was given to Feb. 2, 2012 less by specified by order. for proof of payment and completed community service. Jacob Buckwalter, Ewing, Mo.: Excessive speed 14 miles over limit. Bond forfeiture $59.50. Sheldon Cheney, Quincy, Ill.: Failure to stop at a stop sign. Case continued to next law date of Feb. 24, 2012. Bond posted of $54.50. James A. Griesbaum, Canton, Mo.: Failure to maintain right half of roadway, driving while in an intoxicatCanton Police Report ed condition alcohol recoupment. Defendant’s (Deft.) for January 13 through Attorney Stephen Proctor files an application for change January 26. of Judge. Judge Westhoff asks the Clerk to send inforThe Canton Police Department reports the followmation to Judge Alberty. Paul Nichols, Quincy, Ill.: Drinking in public, as a ing arrests: passenger in a vehicle. Deft. was appearing on a war- Jennifer M. Muder, 26, Quincy, Ill., was arrested for rant for failure to appear or make payment. Bond posted driving while suspended/revoked. $125.00. Judge Westhoff spoke to deft. And bond was Juvenile Male was arrested for possession of drug applied to amount owed to court. paraphernalia. Angela Raleigh, Monticello, Mo.: Excessive speed, The department had seven traffic violations which 20 miles over limit. Bond forfeiture $84.50. included five verbal warnings, no written warnings, two Daniel Sapp, LaGrange, Mo.: Driving while in an incitations, and no investigative. toxicated condition second offense, consumption of alcohol while in motor vehicle, equipment violation, and alcohol recoupment. Case continued to next date for the deft. to have a lawyer present. Law date of Feb. 24, 2012 Highway Patrol Troop B Report was given. The Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop B reports Jeffrey Walton, Quincy, Ill.: Dangerous and wrecking driving and failure to maintain right half of roadway. the following arrests in Lewis County. Kimber L. Magie, 22, St. Louis, Mo., was arrested Deft. appeared and after speaking with City Attorney Jeff Curl, on a plea of guilty to failure to maintain right on Jan. 29 and charged with a Lincoln County Warrant half of roadway, and payment of $274.50 as fine and and no valid operator’s license. cost, the ticket for dangerous and reckless driving was dismissed. Deft. paid $20 and case continued to February law date for remaining balance of $250.50. Julie Dennis: Bond forfeiture of $59.00. Michelle Dierker: Failure to make scheduled payments, and provided proof of having license reinstated. Case continued to February law date. The Lewis County Health Department and the Clark Jody Talton: Failure to complete community service. Clerk was asked to send notice to Ms. Talton to have County Health Department’s Introduction to Food community service completed, by February law date or Safety Course, is on Feb. 16 at the Culver-Stockton College Crown Center (Meaders Lounge) in Canton, she needs to appear. Ryan Crank: Failure to make payment. Deft. ap- Mo. The time of the class is from 2-5 p.m. The class is peared, Judge Westhoff ordered a warrant and had the

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LOCAL SPORTS / SCHOOL NEWS Free throws lift Avila over Lady Wildcats

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LEFT - Lady Wildcats Emily Lay and Jessica Logsdon surround an Avila player. RIGHT - Wildcat Justin Ellison shoots a jump shot over an Avila player.

Avila University did most of its damage in the second half from the free throw line in overcoming a nine-point deficit to defeat the Culver-Stockton College women’s basketball team Saturday afternoon. The Eagles, who trailed 39-30 at halftime, made 24 of their 27 free throw attempts in the second half, and outscored the hosts 38-16 overall from the stripe in earning a 7468 victory. The Lady Wildcats built their first half lead on the strength of strong shooting from the field, making 13 of their 28 first half attempts for 46.4 percent. However, C-SC cooled off in the second half to 30 percent (9 for 30) and the

parade to the foul line by the Eagles was too much to overcome. Jessie Logsdon, making her second start since coming off the injury list on Jan. 19, paced the Lady Wildcat attack with 18 points and a game-high five assists. Leading scorer Aneshia Starks was limited to 13 points and a team-high six rebounds before fouling out. Tromesa May and Monica Wilson each recorded nine points. C-SC, now 11-12 overall and 3-8 in the HAAC, is off until next Saturday, Feb. 4, when they travel to Peru, Neb., to face Peru State College in a HAAC contest. Game time is slated for 2 p.m.

Lady Wildcats snap losing streak with victory at Mo. Valley

The Culver-Stockton College women’s basketball team overcame a nine-point halftime deficit to post a 5552 Heart of America Athletic Conference victory over Missouri Valley College Thursday night in Marshall, Mo. The victory snapped a six-game losing streak for the Lady Wildcats, who trailed 29-20 at the intermission, and gave them their first victory since Dec. 14 when they upended Cornell College (Iowa) on the road. The Lady Wildcats, who didn’t make a 3-point field goal for the first time this season, won the game at the foul line by outscoring the hosts 11-4 at the free throw line in the game.

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Truman State University Truman State University has released the Fall 2011 President’s List. To qualify for this list, an undergraduate student must attain a semester 4.0 grade point average and must complete 12 semester hours of credit. Cady Lynn Flood, Canton, Accounting; Michael Walter Roberts, Ewing, Business Administration; Ashlan Claren Knoche, LaGrange, Communication Disorders; Jessica Lizabeth Murfin, Lewistown, Communication Disorders, Pre-Education Elementary and Samantha Marie Murfin, Lewistown, Communication Disorders. Truman State University has released the Fall 2011 Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs List. To qualify for this list, an undergraduate student must attain a semester 3.50-3.99 grade point average and must complete 12 semester hours of credit.

Katrina Elaine DeCoster, Canton, English, Pre-Education/Elementary; Kelsey Marie Owsley, Canton, Biology; Andrew William Steinbeck, Canton, Music, Pre-Education/Secondary; Adrienn Elizabeth Myers, Ewing, Nursing; Danielle Nikole Strub, LaBelle, Psychology and Toni Elizabeth Schmidt, Maywood, Exercise Science. Rockhurst University Rockhurst University has announced the dean’s list for the fall 2011 semester. This honor recognizes students who have achieved a grade-point average of 3.5 or above. Rockhurst University is one of 28 Catholic, Jesuit universities in the United States. It seeks to challenge students while providing a supportive environment for intellectual and personal growth. U.S. News & World Report consistently names Rockhurst among the top Midwest Regional Universities. Rockhurst is the only

Avila Rolls past Culver-Stockton Men Avila University raced to a 40-19 halftime lead and never looked back in picking up an 83-49 Heart of America Athletic Conference victory over the Culver-Stockton men’s basketball team Saturday afternoon at Charles Field House. The Eagles dominated from the outset, leading 23-2 in the first half as the Wildcats made just one of their first 12 shots from the field. C-SC finished the first half 7 of 22 from the field, including 1 of 10 from the 3-point stripe. For the game, the Wildcats were 19 of 59 (32.2 percent) from the floor, but made just two of their 25 shot from the arc. Avila also outscored the hosts 28-9 from the free throw line. Justin Ellison came off the bench to lead the Wildcats in scoring, finishing with nine points in 17 minutes of action. Zach Glenn also came off the bench to net

institution in the Kansas City area to have earned the community engagement classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Alison Wright, Canton, made the honor roll for the fall semester. Northwest Iowa Community College Northwest Iowa Community College, Sheldon, Iowa, has announced the Honor List for the fall semester. Students on the Honor List are full-time and have achieved an average grade point of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale. Cole Hetzler of Lewistown made the honor list for this semester. Missouri S&T Missouri University of Science and Technology announces the names of students who made the honor list for the 2011 Fall semester. Those on the list carried a minimum of 12 hours and had grade point averages of 3.2 or above out of a possible 4.0. Andrew Sharp of LaBelle, a senior in mechanical engineering. Shad Newton of Durham, a freshmen in engineering.

eight points, while Colt Carper, Dorian Hobbs and Mark Winthrop all recorded seven markers. C-SC, which has lost 10 straight to fall to 4-17 overall and 1-10 in the HAAC, will play an exhibition game at Lindenwood University on Tuesday, Jan. 31. Game time is set for 7 p.m. in St. Charles, Mo.

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LOCAL SPORTS Highland boys win against Palmyra Panthers; Lady Cougars fall short

Lewis County High School Scoreboard High School Boys Basketball Tuesday, January 24 Highland: 49 Palmyra: 45 Kegan Brown led the Cougars with 14 points Friday, January 27 Highland: 49 Brookfield: 40 Kegan Brown led the Cougars with 17 points Canton: 77 Brashear: 41 David McReynolds/Austin Hoewing led the Tigers with 17 points each

High School Girls Basketball Tuesday, January 24 Highland: 46 Palmyra: 53 Friday, January 27 Highland: 45 Brookfield: 34 Ashton Luttrull contributed 15 points and Nicole Kraft 14 points for the Lady Cougars Canton: 61 Brashear: 67 Katie Shuman led the Lady Tigers with 20 points

Canton Lady Tigers 6th Grade wins Clark County Tournament Photos by Sabrina Sparks,

LEFT - Brandon Davie of the Highland Cougars tries for a lay-up while two Palmyra players look on. RIGHT - Abbey White of the Highland Lady Cougars out-reaches a Lady Panther for a rebound during their game played at Palmyra.

Canton teams split with Brashear Tigers

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The Canton Lady Tigers 6th Grade team won the Clark County Tournament by beating Clark County, Kirksville, and Carthage. Pictured in Front: Katie Gaus, Olivia Jarvis, Brianna Caldwell Middle: Taylor Lubbert, Halley Durst, Peyton Holder, Reagan Roberts Back: Coach Darron Jarvis Not pictured: Laken Hugenberg.

Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship

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LEFT - Canton Lady Tiger Lauren Janney dribbles down the court in their match-up against the Brashear Tigers. RIGHT - Brandon Berhorst of Canton goes for a jump-shot during their game against the Brashear Tigers.

St. Patrick Knights of Columbus will be sponsoring the annual Knights of Columbus Youth Free Throw Championship. All boys and girls ages 10 to 14 are invited to participate in the local level of competition. The local competition will be held Feb. 5 at 2 p.m. at the Canton High School in Canton, Mo. The Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship is sponsored annually, with winners progressing through local, district, regional, and state competitions. International champions are announced by the K of C international headquarters based on scores from the state-level competitions. All boys and girls 10 to 14 years old are eligible to participate and will compete in their respective age divisions. All contestants on the local level are recognized for their participation in the event. Participants are required to furnish proof of age, as age is determined as of January 1, 2012, and written parental consent. For additional information please contact Jim Ellison at 217-242-1866.


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