Page 1



Lewis County

Serving the communities of Lewis County, Mo. since 1862 (USPS 088-820) Vol. XL New Series, No. 6 Canton, Mo. 63435 • 16 Pages • 2 Sections • 55 cents


Thursday, February 9, 2012

OATS visits Jefferson City


A $2.5 million water/sewer bond issue narrowly passed in LaBelle Tuesday night. The issue apparently passed 74-68 and allows the city to get a USDA Rural Development loan for 33 years at three percent interest, and a $500,000 Community Development Block Grant, to replace the city water mains and build a tower with 100,000-gallon capacity. Tuesday was also Missouri’s Presidential Preference Primary. Lewis County’s choices were as follows: Democrats – Barack Obama, 102; Randall Terry, 7; Darcy Richardson, 5; John Wolfe, 1 and uncommitted, 10. Republicans – Rick Santorum, 281; Mitt Romney, 71; Ron Paul, 30; uncommitted 9; Hearman Cain, 7; Michele Bachmann, 4; Rick Perry, 2; Jon Huntsman, 1. Republicans Gary Johnson, Michael Meehan, and Keith Drummond had no votes. Libertarian – 1 for James Ogle and none for uncommitted. Constitution Party – none for uncommitted.


BY RITA COX Reporter

OATS bus riders from Lewis and Knox County had the opportunity to travel to Jefferson City on Feb. 1 to show their support of OATS and talk to

their congressmen and express their feelings about how the OATS system is essential and depended on by many people in Missouri. The group met with See complete story on page 3A

ABOVE - The Capitol Bulding on Feb 1. RIGHT OATS drivers Norman and Frances Adams talk with OATS representative Sheree Webb on the capitol grounds in Jefferson City. Photos by Rita Cox

Canton Ambulance Base undergoing makeover This Friday Feb. 10 will be the last home basketball game of the season and Tiger Pride night with an emphasis on cancer awareness. Purple tshirts have been sold as a fundraiser and awareness campaign. Students will wear the shirts or purple Friday to show support for the cause. The public is encouraged to attend the game and wear Purple to support the tigers in the game against Schuyler Co. A limited number of shirts will be available for purchase at the game.

TWO HURT WHEN DRIVER SWERVES FOR DEER Two Lewistown residents were hurt in an early morning crash Jan. 31. Jennifer M. Ericson, 27 and Darin W. Smith, 28, both of Lewistown, were taken to Blessing Hospital by Lewis County ambulance with minor and moderate injuries respectively. The Missouri State Highway Patrol said Ericson swerved her 2007 Hyundai to miss a deer, overcorrected and went off the left side of the road and landed in a creek bed. The accident occurred at 4 a.m. on Route C, two miles west of Route P. Both occupants wore seat belts. The car was totaled. Also assisting the Patrol were Roberts Garage, and Lewis County Fire and Rescue.


Photo by Dan Steinbeck

Chris Reichert, of Farr Construction, moves vinyl siding from a cutting table to the Canton base of the LEwis County Ambulance Feb. 1. In background is contrator Matt Farr.

Construction is underway to renovate the Canton Ambulance Base. The Lewis County Ambulance District is reducing the number of bay doors from two to one, and centering that one on the north side of the building. In the middle of the base, two new crews quarters each with a bed and a restroom are being added. “Both bases will be updated to accommodate the employees,” said Ambu-

lance District Administrator Lynn Klingele The renovation will eventually move the District closer to shift work, reducing the number of hours personnel would work at the base per month. Currently they are on 24/7 for about 20 days per month, and shift work will eventually be based on 36 or 40 hours per week. The sleeping rooms are needed for out-of town See complete story on page 2A


Two juveniles were back in custody of juvenile authorities Sunday after a fourcounty spree in two states, involving at least four stolen cars. Lewis County Deputy Sheriff Ben Buening said the youth apparently walked away from a Kirksville treat-

ment program, and apparently stole a vehicle in Kirksville. Buening said Monday law enforcement was still tracking the route of the two. It is known a second vehicle was stolen from Baring and recovered at the Lewis County Rural Electric Coop in Lewistown. The pair then apparently stole a third vehicle at the four-way stop in Lewistown, drove it to Quincy, and were involved

in a traffic crash. A 15-year old was soon caught by Adams County Sheriff’s Office. Buening said a 16-year old got away from law enforcement and stole a fourth vehicle and apparently brought it back to the Sever Lake area, where he was taken into custody by the Knox County Sheriff’s Office. He was apparently taken by Knox County Ambulance for treatment of injuries from the ac-

cident and then taken to the Juvenile Justice Center in Kirksville. Buening said although he couldn’t confirm any connection the same party, a fifth car had evidence of being tampered in LaBelle, but was not stolen. One youth reportedly is from Knox County, and one is from Marion County.

2A Thursday, February 9, 2012 Press-News Journal •

LOCAL NEWS Press-News Journal Published every Thursday by

Lewis County Press, LLC 573-288-5668 Periodicals Postage paid at Canton, Mo. 63435 Postmaster: Send address changes to Press-News Journal 410 S Fourth Street, P.O. Box 227 Canton, Missouri 63435

Paula Christner, Publisher Dan Steinbeck, Editor Vicki Stiffey * Karin Althoff Rita Cox * Tej Ghosh Allen Searson * Brianna Bartlett Advertising Representative MISSOURI PRESS SERVICE, INC Columbia, Mo.

Subscriptions Rate In Lewis Co.- One year - $27.00 Six months - $17.00 In Knox, Marion, Shelby and Clark Co. - One year - $35.00 Rest of United States One year - $45.00 Six months - $35.00 Advertising Rate Classified Advertising Per word - $0.25 Min., 10 words - $2.50 Display Classified Column inch - $4.75 Card of Thanks, Min. - $3.00

Press-News Journal 573-288-5668

Canton Ambulance Base undergoing makeover BY DAN STEINBECK Editor

Construction is underway to renovate the Canton Ambulance Base. The Lewis County Ambulance District is reducing the number of bay doors from two to one, and centering that one on the north side of the building. In the middle of the base, two new crews quarters each with a bed and a restroom are being added. “Both bases will be updated to accommodate the employees,” said Ambulance District Administrator Lynn Klingele The renovation will eventually move the District closer to shift work, reducing the number of hours personnel would work at the base per month. Currently they are on 24/7 for about 20 days per month, and shift work will eventually be based on 36 or 40 hours per week. The sleeping rooms are needed for out-of town personnel to stay, and will allow a crew of both men and women to have separate rooms. At the Canton base, one party had to pull out a bed from a couch in the office/kitchenette area

Photo by Dan Steinbeck

Chris Reichert, left, and Matt Farrfasten siding trim at the bottom of the Lewis County Ambulance Station in Canton. One of the ambulance bays is being converted to two crews quarter rooms.

and at Lewistown, one bed is in a training room/ kitchen. Klingele said the Lewistown base would be upgraded shortly after the Canton base is finished. The project is being funded from a 2010 sales tax approved by Lewis County voters, and costing about $30,000. Other options considered by the district were building an addition on to the Canton Driver Examination Stations Closing Visit our website for breaking news and information

The Missouri State Highway Patrol would like to remind the public that driver examination stations throughout the state will be closed in observance of the following holidays: Lincoln’s Birthday (observed), on Feb. 13. Normal operations will resume Feb. 14. Washington’s Birthday, on Feb. 20. Normal operations will resume Feb. 21.

base, bringing a modular home to house crews, and relocating at the former Arki-Tec building. The other options ranged in price from $70,000 to more than $150,000. The District eliminated one back-up ambulance, leaving one main unit at each Canton and Lewistown bases, and one backup rig at Lewistown. During the construction, the Canton crews

are stationed at the Lewis County Nursing home, with the ambulance parked in the ambulanceloading area. “We appreciate Lewis County Nursing Home helping us,” Klingele said. Construction is set to take about one month, and it started early because of favorable late January weather. Farr Construction is the contractor for the project.

Relay for Life Girls Night Out Event On Friday, Feb, 17, the Relay for Life will be sponsoring a Girls Night Out Bunco Party at the Eagles Club in Canton. The event will begin at 7:30 p.m. Bunco is a game very similar to Yahtzee, and there will be a teaching lesson before the games begin. Also, there will be a free designated driver to pickup and drop-off attendants. Please contact LeAnna at (573) 231-2730 for more information.

Thursday, February 9, 2012 Press-News Journal •



OATS visits Jefferson City OATS Riders meet with Sen. Munzlinger and Rep. Redmon during Transportation Day in Jefferson City. BY RITA COX Reporter

OATS bus riders from Lewis and Knox County had the opportunity to travel to Jefferson City on Feb. 1 to show their support of OATS and talk to their congressmen and express their feelings about how the OATS system is essential and depended on by many people in Missouri. The group met with Senator Brian Munzlinger and Rep. Craig Redmon. Sponsored by the Missouri Public Transportation Association in cooperation with Citizens for Modern Transit, the event is designed to allow providers and users of public transit to come together to meet with their legislators. For several years, large numbers of OATS Bus riders and volunteers attended Transportation Day in Jefferson City. For the past two years, only OATS staff and a few volunteers attended, and the legislators would come to their county to speak with them. This year riders again had the opportunity to participate in large numbers and communicate what OATS means to them and how rural transportation is essential for residents in northeast Missouri. OATS provided transportation to the capital for their riders from all over Missouri. The mission of OATS, Inc. is to provide reliable transportation for trans-

portation disadvantaged Missourians so they can live independently in their own communities. Lewis County residents who traveled by OATS bus to Jefferson City included Patsy Geery, Mary Edmonston, Marie Scoggin, LouAnn Barnes, Mary Kay Meyers, Mabel Cain, Jeanette Buragas, Alva Farr, and Edith Schmuck. Press-News Journal reporter, Rita Cox, was invited along to report on the activities. Many people use the transportation every week. Traveling on the bus is also a social event, riders share experiences and inquire about friends, family and neighbors. The riders have fun and talk and enjoy being around other people. The pleasant trips usually include an outing to a restaurant. In many circumstances, some people have no one they can call to help them get somewhere and they don’t want to be a burden to their friends and family, so they rely on this valuable source to get them to places they have to go. Norman Adams drove the bus for Lewis County and Frances Adams drove the group from Knox County. The husband and wife team have driven OATS Buses since 1990. The buses are handicap accessible and the drivers are always there to help them on and off the vehicle. Riders from several counties, including Lewis

and Knox, all commented about the people who drive their buses. They said the drivers are always very courteous and helpful. The drivers seem to enjoy their jobs and being around people. All the riders felt that they were in capable hands with the safe drivers who are also their friends. The Lewis County group stopped at Kingdom City for a quick breakfast and had the pleasure of talking to the Lewis County Commissioners, Fid Murphy, Jesse Roberts and John Campen, who Photo by Rita Cox had made a stop in Kingdom City, on their way to OATS members traveled to Jefferson City to meet with Sen. Brian Munzlinger Commissioners training in (LEFT) and Rep. Craig Redmon (RIGHT) to show support for OATS transportation. Jefferson City. Traveling across the pendent and stay in their lease Rep. Redmon said Founded in 1971 by a Missouri River, riders own homes. The system he agrees with OATS and group of seniors who saw could see the Capitol build- provides transportation will oppose any funding a need for transportation, ing with its dome shining to doctor and other ap- cuts for this vital service. especially in rural areas, brightly against the sky. pointments, shopping for Redmon welcomed the OATS has grown to be The bus pulled up to the groceries and household Lewis County group into one of the largest and most front of the Capitol and items, hair care appoint- his office to talk about unique systems of its kind were met by OATS rep- ments and employment. OATS. in the country. Besides seresentative, Sheree Webb Rep. Redmon said it Senator Munzlinger niors, OATS now serves a from the Shelbina office. was important to hear met with several groups wide variety of clientele, Walking inside, they were from the Lewis County and said he is also happy and for some provides greeted by Paula Roush of OATS members, who rely to see his constituents transportation to and from OATS, who presented each on the OATS system. Red- come to the Capitol. He work. As a not-for-profit member with a support mon greeted the Lewis and said he very familiar with public transportation sysbutton that said- Transit- Knox County residents. the OATS bus and the tem, OATS buses traveled Some of us use it- All of He said he understands the valuable services they pro- 15,418,331 miles in 2011 us need it. The group was importance of rural trans- vide. He said realizes how to provide service to 87 told where and when they portation and knows how important the services are counties in the Show-Me could meet with the legis- important it is to them, and to the people in Northeast State. lators. Many of the riders is well aware that the ser- Missouri and continues to The group had time to talked with other OATS vice allows people to re- support their efforts. Mun- look around and appreciate members from across the main independent and stay zlinger said it is always the fast paced work envistate. in their own homes. While great to see his friends and ronment while also experiThe Lewis County rid- this service does cost fellow Lewis County resi- encing the sense of history. ers talked to Rep. Red- the state money, it saves dents come to the capitol. For more information mon and Sen. Munzlinger money in the long run by He enjoys visiting with his about OATS contact the loabout how the OATS bus allowing seniors to live at constituents and listening cal office located in Shelenables them to be inde- home longer. In a press re- to their comments. bina at (573) 588-2103.

Fantastic Furniture 507 Clark St, Canton, MO 63435

RE Y MO eals N A M art D al e h t e Swe at Speci for th eone! Som

Dining room Hutch, table w set /le 6 chair aves, s Sale $4 95 R eg. $80 0

Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 9 am - 5 pm


4A Thursday, February 9, 2012 Press-News Journal •


Ursa Farmer’s Co-op moves from permit to early construction stage

A birthday dinner was held on Sunday, January 22 at noon at the Avenue of Saints Restaurant in Canton for Leta Gaus, who turned 86 on January 31st. Her family was in attendance and a great time was had by all. A special thanks to Randy for the special room and the waitresses who helped decorate and serve our large family.


Happy Birthday Mom/Grandma!!

Lasagna Dinner

at the La Belle Christian Church

Saturday, Feb. 11th 5:30 to 7:30 pm Carry outs available (573-213-3362) Donations Appreciated

With Deep Appreciation The family of Ralph Lund would like to thank everyone for the prayers, cards, flowers, and food. We would especially like to thank the ladies of the Assembly of God Church of Ewing that put on a wonderful lunch for the family. Everyone's concern and sympathy during this time is deeply appreciated. Kay Lund, Howard & Debbie Dodd & family, Larry & Kay Lund & family, Bill & Sharon Buckwalter & family, and John & Sandy Smith & family

Meet Your Hannibal Dental Group Dentists “Daily contact with people is what I like most about being a dentist. I enjoy using my abilities to enhance their smiles, strengthen their self-confidence and improve upon their overall health. I treat each patient as I would treat an old friend and I’m able to develop strong, long-lasting relationships with my patients.” Dr. Josh Ricker

Early work has begun on the move to bring an elevator for Ursa Farmer’s Co-op to Canton. Project Manager Jim Upchurch, who has overseen the securing of necessary permits, said that phase is completed. Now, brush and trees are beginning to be cleared in the south part of Canton, behind Show Me Signs off Elm Street. Upchurch said the project has been contracted out to four firms, and some of the construction is underway, but will be “weather-sensitive.” The effort will include preparing an existing river dock to handle barge loading, and starting to make three dump pits for the grain hauling trucks. The dump pits will be dug by a series of small precision blasting that won’t break the sound barrier, and will not compromise the integrity of the nearby Canton levee. “Our goal is not to have farmers have to wait long to dump their grain. If all goes well, we’re thinking four to five minutes from the trucks weighing in, to dumping the grain, to weighing out,” Upchurch said. “The harvest is sophisticated and efficient. What’s not efficient is marketing. Northeast Missouri farms say they have to wait longer for the ferry and the line at Meyer, than it takes them to get the grain out of the field. “It’s unusual to build an elevator. This will be an automated, computer controlled sophisticated

ABOVE - Ground work has started for a maintenance building for the new Ursa Farmer’s Co-op facility in Canton. This is located off Elm and Third Streets in Canton. BELOW - This barge dock area at the south end of Canton will soon be renovated to better handle grain barges for Ursa Farmer’s Co-op.

system.” Upchurch said there would be three graindump pits, and separate weigh-in and weigh out scales. There will be a grain dryer and a dust collector system. A 1,100 foot conveyor will take the grain from bins across the wetlands and the levee to the barge dock. Plans call for having three barges at the dock – one loading, one to be loaded and an area where loaded barges can be retrieved. “First we’ll build a maintenance and seed building. They will sell seed.” Upchurch said. Upchurch said Bob and Steve Ayers of Ayers Oil Company sold a small portion of the land for the facility. “It has been good to work with the Ayers, That was really critical to having this facility,” Upchurch said.

Photos by Dan Steinbeck

The Ursa Farmers Coop will take corn, beans, and non genetic modified corn at the Canton facility, and there will eventually be two to three large capacity bins constructed. There are currently 240 northeast Missouri farmers who are members of the Co-op, and now bring some four million bushels

of grain to the UFC elevator in Meyer, Ill. Upchurch and UFC officials think this could potentially grow to six million bushels when completed. Upchurch hopes UFC can be ready to buy grain in the fall, but admits that will be a difficult time frame to meet.

Seemingly invisible, homeless do exist in Lewis County Dr. Josh Ricker

2727 St. Mary's Ave. Hannibal


We build generations of beautiful smiles!


You don’tt have to bee o a farmer to call Kim..


The official homeless count in Lewis County is four; from a count with assistance form NECAC (Northeast Community Action Corporation). Judy Eaton, Lewis and Ralls County NECAC Service coordinator only knew of three the day of the winter count (Jan. 25; there is also one in July) and has since learned of another one. This includes two individuals and one family of two. Last year, no homeless were reported. Eaton thinks this year’s number is deceptively low. “That’s four people I know of. I believe there are actually upwards of

a dozen people in Lewis County,” Eaton said. “People don’t think that there are homeless here, because they don’t see cardboard boxes (as shelters). But we have people that have to keep moving.” Eaton said the Lewis County homeless may have to stay with a family member or friend when utilities are shut off, and not wanting to wear out a welcome, move to another location after a few days. Sometimes, they have their possessions - including clothes, shoes, and personal items in their car. In winter, rarely do Lewis County’s homeless live in cars, because of the cold weather. But Eaton said, it’s not unheard of in

summer, for, say, a mother and child to live in a car. If someone has to leave his or her home because of a job loss, or utility shutoff, it can be a daunting task to get re-established in another area. “You have to have a water deposit, one month’s rent, and one month’s rent deposit. That’s $1,000 to $1,200just to get started as a renter, and you may not have the money to buy anything,” Eaton said. Also, some landlords are not receptive to extra people living in an apartment or house, even if it is a stay of just a few days. Eaton said NECAC is stymied in how much it can help. “I usually have no way to pay utility deposits. We

have some emergency rental assistance and my Lewis County donations got what families need. We have some heating assistance. I try to make the money go as far as possible,” she said. Eaton has no idea how accurate the count may be. “I can only get the ones I know about filling out papers. I do not have the staff or ability to go doorto-door,” Eaton sad. Sometimes, homeless are in homes of family members. “You might have three or four generations in one house, not necessarily because they want to, but because they have to. They pool their finances to pay the utilities and rent.”

Thank you

N.E.M.O. Kim Hugenberg Lewis County Farm Bureau Agent


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

...for the visits and love while Dorothy Lair was at the Lewis County Nursing Home. Thanks to Bill & Patsy Murphy, Attorney Bozarth, the staff at the Lewis Co. Nursing Home, Davis Funeral Home, Minister Bryan Gosney, Roberts Garage & Towing, her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and friends. It was very much appreciated.

Dottie Kackley

Thursday, February 9, 2012 Press-News Journal •




The continuing 2012 political debates: Part 914

Allie Bohon Price celebrated her 100th birthday at a celebration held at the Lutheran Parrish Hall in LaGrange on Feb. 11, 1972. Many residents and friends attended the party. Celebration tickets were $2.50. Mrs. Pryce received many birthday cards and greetings including those from President Nixon and wife, Pat and Missouri Governor and Mrs. Warren Hearnes. Esther Waggoner Begemann, who baked the enormous birthday cake, recalled “that poor little old lady was just worn out and wanted to go home” after her party. Born in LaGrange Feb. 11, 1872, the daughter of James T. Bohon and Martha Jane Galbraith Bohon. She married Harold C. Pryce, 1897 and was the mother of long time a judge in the St. Louis and Kirksville areas. Ironically three of Mrs. Pryce’s neighbors would almost reach the century mark. Ida Martin (1874-1974) and Magdalene Heather (1909-2009) would both live to be be 99 and a half years old and Mildred Solter Dickerson, 98 years (1909-2007). Mrs. Pryce’s step-niece Helen Bozarth Haerer would also live to celebrate her 100th birthday in August 2008. Mrs. Pryce passed away in Dec. 1972 at her home in LaGrange, where she had lived since 1920.


Now that the Super Bowl is over, we return to regularly scheduled political action: The Republicans just gathered for their 914th debate this political season, even though the campaign season is just beginning. Meanwhile, the Democrats haven’t decided if they’ll have any debates, unless asked to join a Republican debate. And in finicky America, the leader has changed each week One week it was Michele Bachmann, one week it was Herman “9-9-9” Cain. One week it’s Ron Paul, one week it’s Newt Gingrich, one week it’s Rick Santorum, one week it’s Mitt Romney, one week it’s Abraham Lincoln, one week it’s Elmer Fudd. This is what we’ve learned from the media, who gives us the debate highlights: Rick Perry had a brief memory lapse, and he quickly became a has been. Herman Cain apparently had trouble connecting with women, unless they were paid off. Michelle Bachmann had trouble breaking into the men’s club of candidates. Rick Pawlenty and Jon Huntsman had trouble reminding potential voters and cash-givers they, too, were candidates. Also we learned Santorum’s conservative views aren’t near as interesting as party bickering; we learned top name Republicans really don’t

STEINBECK like Newt, and Romney is really rich, and has offshore financial holdings and apparently those who can make a fuss of it don’t know how to or don’t care to. Since they’ve had so many debates, and have been able to address all of the 130 major issues, and take nearly every side of each debate issue, there are still a few measure left to determine the best candidate. These measures include candidates playing “rockpaper-scissors,” comparing how they are at picking NCAA final four teams for the last three years; see who can change a tire the fastest, see which can sing the National Anthem the best (and most sincere), put them on an episode of “Fear Factor,” “Whose left standing,” or CSI, or have an old-fashioned goatthrowing contest. Once one candidate is chosen, we can start again bringing in the Democrat, if the Demo-crats can ever decide their candidate.


Munzlinger makes statement on appointment of Blair State Sen. Brian Munzlinger, R-Williamstown (Chairman of the Senate Agriculture, Food Production and Outdoor Resources Committee), today issued a statement relating to the appointment of James T. Blair to the Missouri Department of Conservation Commission. “I met with James several times and found him to be conscientious of issues that face both conservationist and landowners. The Conservation Commission is an important board. There are very few commissions that make decisions that relate to as many people, as many budget dollars and as much cash assets as the Conservation Commission. I have concerns about the appointment process and the constitutional lim-

itations of representation on the commission. My concerns at times throughout this process were portrayed to be against Blair and that is not the case. My concerns throughout this process have been for my constituents and those Missouri citizens who are proud of the gains we have made in conservation but are frustrated with the lack of communication, accountability, and personal interaction with current commissioners. I look forward to working with Jim on conservation commission issues such as programs, transparency and accountability.” Blair’s appointment continues, as he was appointed during the interim, and the term is for six years. Blair and his family reside in the St. Louis area.

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.

Submitted Photo


BACKWARD GLANCES From the pages of early Lewis County newspapers 25 Years Ago The Press-News Journal Feb. 5, 1987 After months of controversial public hearings, Lewis County C-1 district school voters will decide April 7 for or against consolidating the elementary schools into one new school and repairing Highland High School. LaBelle Mayor Lester Walker was named president of the Northeast Missouri Municipal League at a Jan. 6 quarterly meeting. Walker has been mayor of LaBelle since April 1986. The Northeast Missouri Municipal League is a division of the Missouri Municipal League and deals with issues and concerns affecting towns and cities in the state. 45 Years Ago The Press-News Journal Feb. 9, 1967 In honor of Boy Scout Week, Bill Dorris, Canton Boy Scoutmaster, presented the program at the Tuesday luncheon of the Kiwanis Club. Mr. Dorris explained that 1967 starts the 57th year of Scouting in America. He introduced two of Canton’s newest Eagle Scouts, John Moon and Sam Calvert. Mrs. Fannie Schrader celebrated her 101st birthday Feb. 6 in the home of Mrs. Eatha Carroll in LaBelle, where she had been living the last four years. Mrs. Schrader, the last of 13 children, is in very good health for her age. 50 Years Ago The Press-News Journal Feb. 8, 1962 Open House, indicating the formal opening of the completely remolded banking quarters , to be held on Saturday afternoon, Feb. 10, from 1:30 to 6:30 p.m., was announced

by Senator Edward V. Long and other officers of the Canton State Bank. The entire interior of the bank has been completely remodeled, and although the over-all size has not increased, the new banking facilities have been rearranged in such a way as to offer the utmost in efficiency and privacy to both the bank’s customers and to the employees of the bank. Dr. Fred Helsabeck, president of CulverStockton College, has announced the appointment of two to fill important staff positions at the college. H. Kline Logsdon, of Mt. Sterling, Illinois, has been named director of food service. George T. Pippin of Fayetteville, North Carolina, has been named assistant treasurer and assistant business manager. Russell Burk has been appointed as Lewis County campaign chairman for the 1962 Red Cross campaign which begins March 1. Mr. Burk, postmaster at Canton, has worked previously in Red Cross drives and has done outstanding work in his community. 75 Years Ago The Press-News Journal Feb. 11, 1937 The Bertram Hardware Co., has moved into the building vacated by the Ford Agency on Clark Street one door off the intersection with Highway 61. Mr. Bertram is a new man in the business field in Canton. He handles the popular Allis Chalmers line of farm machinery that last year took the country by storm and provided its worth alongside heavier and more expensive machinery of other types. The section of Grant Street extending west from Eighth Street will undergo extensive improvement, according to plans now being made by Mrs. Mary Hampton Wiseman. She will build an archway to the entrance of the street and it will bear the name of Hampton Lane. The plan is to erect marker posts on the corner of each lot facing the street or lane. Mrs. Wiseman had had several inquiries for lots in the plot and hopes it may become the most beautiful

residence district of Canton. At present there are two attractive buildings of her own on one of the lots. There are 32 lots in the plot. 85 Years Ago The Lewis County Journal Feb. 11, 1927 Quite a little excitement was caused in the Coder family when it was learned that Aubrey Junior, while playing with other children, shooting beans from a bean shooter, had taken a notion to push a couple of beans into his ear so far his parents had to take him to Canton Community Hospital where he was given an anesthetic and it was soon removed. The little fellow has thrown away his bean shooter and says he won’t use it anymore. 95 Years Ago The Lewis County Journal Feb. 9, 1917 President Wilson breaks Germany—Further action is war. Important developments affecting the future of the United States greatly have taken place the past week in regard to the European war. After the proposals of peace negotiations with an avowal of fixed determination to continue the war till their aims had been accomplished and by redoubling their efforts to blockade Germany, that nation retaliated by declaring unrestricted submarine warfare, effecting a starvation blockade of England, the like of which the world has never seen. E.T. Van Hyning, formerly a dragman here but more recently located on a farm near Ft. Madison, Iowa, moved to Canton this week and has bought the Shanks’ livery barn from Sheriff Jas. H. Shanks, Jr. Oval Hoys is associated with him in the venture. A.W. Selway purchased the Dr. Ford farm from the heirs paying $80 an acre. The farm lies east from town. 105 Years Ago The Lewis County Journal Feb. 15, 1907 The Missouri Senate unanimously passed a bill

providing for a 2-cent railroad fare rate. G.W. Smith informs us that he will run a huckster wagon through the country this summer. He intends running the wagon for the purpose of buying produce and will carry fresh beef and meat through the country for the benefit of the farmers. Mr. Campen’s horse that was taken out of the barn at the Park Hotel in Canton a few weeks ago has been recovered. It was found tied in another stable and showed hard usage. J.W. Durrett, the editor and publisher of the Lewistown Courier, on account of ill health, he states he has suspended the publication of the Courier. He will continue to run a job office at his stand in Lewistown. 125 Years Ago The Lewis County Journal Feb. 11, 1887

J.P. Caldwell and son, last week, ground some corn for Daniel Taylor of Clark County, that was raised in Nebraska. Mr. Taylor paid 16 cents per bushel for the corn and had it shipped to Kahoka. It cost him $60 a car load it get it shipped through. The ice began to move out of the Fabius at about 6 p.m. Wednesday at this place, and went gorging, crashing and thundering down the stream. The only serious damage known to us, of its having done, was the gorge several miles above here which took away the Staples’ bridge at Staples mill, a truss bridge, span of 50 feet. This bridge passed Monticello at about 8 p.m., the next day. Several of our citizens were at the bridge here when it passed under. The small boys of Monticello are a good deal like all small boys, they exercise a great deal of liberty when given to them. In Monticello, they are at liberty to play “kick the picket” along the road during the house of Sunday worship, and whoop and yell like little savages. Of course the boys would not do this if they were not permitted to do it. The trustees of the town should look after the boys and have their racket stopped.

6A Thursday, February 9, 2012 Press-News Journal •

CELEBRATIONS Congratulations Sherry, Curtiss & Luke on the birth of

Thank you to all my dear friends who sent good wishes and prayers during my hospital stay. Your encouragement and love means so much to me.

Brennan-Job To Wed

James and Tabitha Scott of rural Canton are parents of a son born Jan. 30 at Hannibal Regional Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds and 12 ounces and has been named Luke James. Grandparents are Bill and Terri Brewer of Kahoka and Jim and Marie Scott of Canton. Great-grandparents are Joe and Mary Gorrels of Kahoka and Duane and Barbara Brewer and the late Alberta Brewer of Kahoka.

Mildred Berry Grace (Gracie) Mae Baker born Nov. 22, 2011

Baby Boy Born To James and Tabitha Scott


Baby Girl Born To Curtiss and Sherry Baker


Curtiss and Sherry Baker of Kirksville, Mo., are the parents of a daughter, born Nov. 22, 2011 in Kirksville. She weighed six pounds, five ounces and has been named Grace (Gracie) Mae Baker. She joins a brother, Luke. Grandparents are Don and Marilyn Miller, Knox City, and Kenny and Linda Baker, Hurdland. Great-grandparents are Dori and the late Roy Miller, Knox City; the late Hank and Ella Mae Fisher, Knox City; the late Paul and Grace Baker, Hurdland; and the late Lawrence Rash and Eugene and Evelyn (Rash) Riddle, Kirksville.

Todd Named To Dean’s List CHELSEA MARIE CELIAN BRENNAN AND DALLAS LEE JOB Dawn Celian, Taylor, Mo., and Jamie Brennan, Durham, Mo., have announced the engagement of their daughter, Chelsea Marie Celian Brennan to Dallas Lee Job, son of Tracy and Lesa Job, Lewistown, Mo. The bride-elect is a 2010 graduate of Highland High School and

is currently a nursing student at Quincy University. Job is a 2011 graduate of Midwest Academy in Keokuk, Iowa and is currently a student at John Wood Community College, and partnering with his father, Tracy, in sales, at Shottenkirk Toyota.

Misty Todd, from La Grange, MO, was named to the Fall 2011 Dean’s List for exemplary academic performance at Westminster College, located in Fulton, MO. Todd is a Junior at Westminster. The Dean’s List recognizes those Westminster students who have shown high academic performance during the past semester. To be included on the Dean’s List, a student must have a 3.60 semester grade point average with at least 12 hours completed that semester.

Upcoming LaGrange Youth Center Events With Great Appreciation The family of Pearl (Jarvis) Powell would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the Canton community for all your prayers, love, kindness, and cards during mom’s illness and death. We also want to give a big thank you to the Lewis County Nursing Home and the staff for the care that mom received during her stay at the nursing home. Also a huge thank you to the First Baptist Church of Canton for the fine meal they provided after the funeral. May God bless each of you. Bennie and Shirley Jarvis and all the rest of the children of Pearl (Jarvis) Powell

Pancake & Sausage Breakfast

LaBelle Fire Department Hwy 6, LaBelle Mo. Saturday, February 11 Serving: 6 am to 1 pm We look forward to seeing you! Donations accepted

Press-News Journal

The LaGrange Community Youth Center will host their annual Open House and Fundraiser on Sunday, Feb. 12. from 1-3 p.m. This annual event provides the community the opportunity to tour the center and meet with volunteers. The Center depends on volunteers and donations from the community to operate. The

facility provides many activities for youth throughout the year. Refreshment will be served and the public is welcome. The Center will have the program “Why You Should Not Do Drugs” on Feb. 25 from 2-4 p.m. Speakers will be those that have “walked the walk and talked the talk.” Everyone is invited. Pizza

will be served and goody bags given to the kids that attend. On Sunday, March 4, from 1-4 p.m. the Center will host the first Family Fun Day. Invitations will go out with the youth and they are going to bring their families to this event. There will be a meal of fried chicken, cheesy potatoes, corn, applesauce,

dessert and drink. There will be a bounce toy to play on, karaoke and game room activities. Drawings will be taking place all day but presence is required to win. There will be a gift for each family. For more information, call (217) 228-1279.

Eagles Dance Scheduled For Feb. 11

Heartland Resources Receives Check

Canton Eagles Auxiliary will hold its largest fundraiser of the year this Saturday February 11. The Annual Sweet Hearts dinner, dance, and auction will be held Saturday evening with dinner beginning at 6 p.m., an auction at 8 pm, and the Missouri Breaks band will play from 9-12. This is one of many fundraisers the Auxiliary holds during the year. In 2011 they were able to donate over $6,000 to local, state and Grand Aerie organizations, individuals, and families. Donations include $500 college scholarships to a student from Canton RV and Highland High, $894

Heartland Resources, Inc. received a $1000 check from ADM on Jan. 19. Shown in the picture are representatives of ADM, Dan Schmitz, Heartland Resources, Inc. Board President and Melinda Hinton, head cook of the Lewis County Nutrition Program.

to the Eagles Diabetic Research Facility being built at the University of Iowa, and more than $1,200 was donated to cancer related needs. Local individuals and groups in need received over $1,725 in donations. These donations from the Eagles Auxiliary were to families in need due to fire or health problems, the Canton Public Library, and school fundraisers. Donations were also made to State and Grand Aerie’s charities which include the Lupus Foundation, Eagles Retirement Village, Dunlap Kidney Foundation, Art Ehrman Cancer Fund, Jimmy Durante Fund, and others.

Eagle Day Held Feb. 4 In Canton The Canton Tourism Commission sponsored the annual Eagle Day Feb. 4 in Canton. Dr. Joe Coelho offered a presentation at the dam and a slide show at the Lewis Street Playhouse, which was well attended. The Canton Area Arts Council hosted a gallery exhibit at the former Saturday store building at Fourth and Lewis in Canton which featured photographs taken by members of the Canton Camera Club of local wildlife. This was the first year the Canton Tourism Commission sponsored the event.

Shelter Insurance Foundation and Richard Horner Agency sponsor local high school scholarship This spring, the Shelter Insurance Foundation will award a $2000 scholarship to a graduate of Lewis County C-1 and Canton R-5 high schools. Shelter Agent Richard Horner sponsors and partially funds this scholarship. A committee of local high school officials and community leaders will select the local recipient. The committee will consider each applicant’s scholastic achievements, educational goals, citizenship, moral character and participation and leadership in school and community activities. The scholarship is given without regard to race, disability, religion, national origin or gender of applicants. The name of the recipient will be announced at the close of the school year. The student may apply the scholarship funds toward tuition, fees, or campus housing for any course of study beginning the fall after the recipient’s high school graduation and leading to an academic degree at any accredited college or university. The Foundation makes payment directly to the school the recipient selects. Applications and additional information about eth Shelter Foundation Scholarship will be available in early March and should be completed and returned to the school official serving on the selection committee by March 31. For more information, interested seniors should contact their high school counselor or principal or Shelter Insurance Agent Richard Horner.

Thursday, February 9, 2012 Press-News Journal •



Knox City News LaGrange News By Nancy Shouse

By Myrna Hoteling

Bridgett Barnard of Knox City went to Edina Friday morning with me and we shopped. Ryan and Brandon Wolter were going to Knox City but were there when we got home, he’s sure growing up fast. Sammie McQuity and daughter of Macon; Bob and Linda Corbin of LaGrange and Jerry and Pat Shultz of Rutledge met at “Brians� for supper and to listen to Ronald Sayres Band of Knox City. Only one other member made it in to play music, that was Jim Lasswell of LaBelle. Dottie Pulse of Knox City stopped by to see Vada Grainger on Friday. John and Michelle Gilbert of Knox City had a big cookout on Saturday at their shed north of town, lots of family and friends attended. I went to LaBelle one day last week and was looking up old news and can’t believe that they had so many different places that wrote news for the LaBelle Star. In Feb. 1911 the news was: The next attraction of LaBelle Opera House, will be the famous “Pair of Country Kids�, now in its forth year and better than ever. Date of Tuesday Feb 14, is for one night only and popular prices will provide. News was written from places like: Bunker Hill,Turtle Bend, Steffensville, Deer Ridge, Williamstown, Canton, St. Patrick, Antioch and Colony. One old news item was: On Feb 17,1911 the ladies of the Baptist Church will serve oysters and ice cream at the Holmes Opera House tomorrow night. A musical program will also be one of the attractions. Where is Bunker Hill and Turtle Bend? Does anyone know? Send me your news: or by phone 660 342 5251.

The World Series baseball champions St. Louis Cardinals came to visit Wylan Elementary School. Lexie White was picked to come on stage with Joe Cunningham and Fred Bird the Redbird. For her correct answers of stay in school, don’t do drugs and participate in a sport she was given a cardinal pencil, cardinal ruler and a baseball shaped bank. Alvin and Mary Vaughn attended the Boy Scout soup supper at St.Frances in Quincy. Their son Greg is one of the leaders. Along with soup of your choice they served cornbread and grilled cheese sandwiches. Danny and Debbie Foust and family visited with his mother, Flossie Foust and had lunch with his sister Cheryl and Mike Lowe. Nancy Howe spent a week in Springfield with her granddaughter, Caityn Kunz. She was also able to spend time with her son Matthew Foley and other granddaughters, Lizzy Kunz, Ember Foley and Meghan Ramariz. Larry and Joyce Solter celebrated her birthday with dinner at the Golden Correll. She enjoyed a visit with daughter Scarlett and phone calls from other children. Landon and Lorelai Meyers celebrated their birthdays together at home with their parents, Laura and Lonnie Meyers, Lorna and Logan. Others present for the cake and ice cream were Donna and David Stice, his mother and her mother Viola Tracy. A highlight for the birthday kids were the gifts. Hunter Collier received good news about her broken foot as it will not require surgery. She spent the weekend with her Dad TJ and grandmother, Donna Collier. Phyllis Heindselman spent one day last week visiting with Dorothy Gillespie, Carol Childers and having lunch with her sister, Mary Lou Reinebach. Raymond and Bessie Stanbaugh attended visitation for her brother, Ralph Lund, in Ewing. Ed and Pat Stanbaugh took Bessie to the funeral the following day. Ruth Ann Turner reported her mother, Vivian Beilstein had fallen in her home Thursday and was in the hospital. Upon her release she will be going to Maple Lawn Nursing Home in Palmyra for rehab. Cards and visits would be appreciated. The home of Mike and Cheryl Lowe was the setting for the 11th birthday of Lissa King. Also present were Michelle, Charles, Kaylee and Karlie King, Flossie Foust, Heide, Reese, Alex Kline, Roger, Debbie and Jake Hetzler, Betty and Bob Meyer and Corinn Serafin, Donna and David Stice and her mother, Viola Tracy, Lorna and Logan. Quincy Association of Realtors held their 2011 real estate server award and achievement banquet at the Holiday Inn. Donna Collier was the recipient of the silver achievement award for $2,000,000 or 25 units.

Maywood News By Loretta Bringer Laurie Stark would like to thank everyone who sent recipes in for the cookbook that will be sold by the Maywood Fire Department Auxiliary. They are taking pre sale orders for the books that will be in a three ring binder with an easel for a cost of $15.00. Call Laurie at (573) 478 3522 to order. It would be a nice gift and the the sale would be for community support. Sherri Grubb and children visited with Pete and Jack Fountain and enjoyed the walk over in the beautiful weather. Wayne Snodgrass and Linda Denemark met Paul and Irene Durst at Kelly’s on Monday evening for supper. Mary Snodgrass was with Evelyn Browning on a trip to Virginia. Jack and Pete Fountain visited with her mother, Addie Davis, in Edina on Saturday. Earl Seals is home recovering from knee surgery. Mary Speckhart had a surprise dinner Saturday for her brother-in-law, Merle Blentlinger. He was 88 years old. Attending were Nancy and Andrew Marshal from Springfield, Ill., Dave and Sandy Schenk, Paul and Irene Durst, Kenny and Nancy Speckhart, Kay Durst, Bill and Marge Durst. Ann Brink, Gene Trautvetter and Marvin and Loretta Bringer enjoyed a day trip on Thursday to celebrate a belated birthday of Ann’s, Marvin’s sister. They visited with Judge Rachel L. Bringer at court in Paris, Mo., drove through the Amish country outside of Columbia and went to visit Artichoke Annies, a large antique store outside of Columbia. Sydney Fountain participated in a gymnastic meet in Collinsville, Ill., on Saturday. Chris, Tracy, and Sydney spent the night in Highland on Friday night with the Hunerkoch family. Sydney did well in the meet and grandmother Pete is awaiting the results. Praise Song, a music group from Hannibal LaGrange University, will be at South Union Baptist Church on Sunday, Feb. 19 at 10:30 a.m.. There will be a lunch after the service. Plan now to attend and receive a blessing in music from this group of young people.

FBLA Charity Volleyball Tournament to benefit Joplin tornado victims The Highland High FBLA Chapter will be hosting a Co-Ed Volleyball tournament on Feb. 18 at Highland High School. There is a fee. The team is to consist of 8 members; 3 girls must be on the floor at all time. All proceeds will be donated to purchase trees to be planted in Joplin, Missouri under the “Rooting for Joplin� campaign. Contact Nichole Wiskirchen at Highland High School at (573) 2093215 for more information. Please leave contact information for the team captain.

Press-News Journal 573-288-5668

Annual Masonic Fish Fry Friday, Feb. 17

0ATRIOTIC 4AILSOFTHE 0ALS #IVIL7AR By Chris Stuckenschneider hneeider CHAPTER 1: Chat with Chuck

Shake my paw— pleased to meet your acquaintance. The name’s Charles Tylerr Bundebar, Bu but b t you can call me bu Chuck.

excitement, and not one whit of sappy romance. Let’s kick the story off right, and if I fail to deliver, you can cut my rations down to Pekingese portions.

My pal Walt and I share a rambling twostory in a riverside Missouri town, a house with a wide front porch, great for tail thumpin’ and enjoying tall glasses of lemonade.


Lots of people have heard about Camp Jackson, in St. Louis, but not many realize its importance. The incident determined that St. Louis, though in the slave state of Missouri, would remain loyal to the Union and continue to y Old Glory.


The Civil War (1861-1865) was a four-year tragedy, a dog-eat-dog war that divided our country and forced neighbor to ďŹ ght against neighbor. It began for a number of reasons, one of which concerned slavery. Some states thought it ďŹ t-ting to own slaves while others believed the practice should be “abolished,â€? which is a fancy way of saying “vamoosed,â€? and doesn’t refer to a moose away at Scout camp or a mouse in the past-present tense twice removed. Ruff!


:_\\[h[dY[ie\ef_d_eded :_\\[h[dY[ie\ef_d_eded ibWl[hoWdZej^[h_iik[iifb_jj^[dehj^WdZ iekj^$J^[i[YedĂ&#x2026;_Yjib[ZjemWh$<_dZj^h[[ jof[ie\YedĂ&#x2026;_Yj_dj^[d[mifWf[h"cWdli$cWd" cWdli$dWjkh[WdZcWdli$i[b\$ LEARN MORE! Companion activities can be found at

Initially, the pro-slavery states acted like using code: teachmo12. a bunch of kids in a scrap. They thumbed Missouri GLEs: CA R1G, R1H, R2C, R3C; their noses at the Union and seceded, SS 3AI broke away to establish a new country, the Confederate States of America. This Â&#x17E;(&'("C_iiekh_Fh[ii<ekdZWj_ed :[i_]dXoI^Whf[:[i_]d

This weeks story is sponsored by: B A N K OF 201 E Lafayette St., Monticello, MO 63457 (573) 767-5264 515 White Street, Canton, MO 63435-1161 (573) 288-5290 M O N T I C E L L O

Boy Scouts Attend Church

Final paydirt winner

Members of the LaGrange Boy Scout Troop 173 attended services at the LaGrange Green Chapel Baptist Church on Feb. 5. Boy Scout Sunday is a tradition honored by boy scouts and churches nationwide. Boy Scout troops attend a different church in their area each year. The LaGrange Green Chapel Church welcomed the scouts. Rev, John Mims is the pastor. The boys enjoyed the services and the wonderful choir.

Lacey Tarpein of Canton was the winner in the final Touchdown Paydirt contest sponsored by Ayerco and the PressNews Journal. Tarpein correctly guessed that the New York Giants would win the Superbowl game played Feb. 4. Several other entries also picked the Giants, and the total numbers of points scored of 38, but with a coin flip, Tarpein was selected as the winner.

Tuesday, Feb. 14 after 5 p.m. Heart shaped 22oz. Ribeye for 2 Chocolate covered strawberries on dessert bar

All you can eat ribs... Wed. & Sat. after 5 p.m.

4-7 pm at Craft Lodge #287 A.F. & A.M.

Weekend Breakfast Buffet B

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!

Hope youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll tune in for the next chapter. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re sure to lap up the tale passed down through the years by the family of Sergeant Dick, a mascot of the St. Louis Grays. That pooch weathered quite a time in St. Louis in 1861, just a month after the ďŹ rst cannons ďŹ red on Fort Sumter in South Carolina.


Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll ďŹ ll you in about that Border state business later, along with other tidbits Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve picked up visiting battle sites with Wa a d eet g folks o ks who Waltt and meeting reenWa life. They act Civil War h make history come alive, which is what I hope to do y for you.

The stories Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m about to relate are brimming with turncoats and heroes, mayhem and miracles, plenty of rowdy

Honest Abe felt this was kind of rebellious of the Southâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s how I remember the Rebels made up the Confederacy. The rest of the states were â&#x20AC;&#x153;uniďŹ ed,â&#x20AC;? which means they were all chummy with each other. These states stayed in the United States of America as one Union. Trust you now have a better understanding of the primary reason for the warâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; and can identify the two sides that did battle. With that weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll set our story aside for a bit. Enough yapping, I need a quick bite to sustain life, and a nap next to Waltâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s creaky rocker.

Just lately, the master and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been out there a lot, Walt reading and recollecting facts in a journal heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s keeping on the Civil War. Waltâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a true-blue reenactor, outďŹ tted like a Union soldier, complete with a SpringďŹ eld riďŹ&#x201A;e, ďŹ&#x201A;at-topped cap with a badge, and me by his side, a black and white Border Collie, which is entirely ďŹ tting because Missouri was a Border state.

So gather ro the round ca campďŹ re, sh a bite share o Johnny of C and Cake l u cause listen up, y a youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re about to h ar some so stuff hear thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s doggone extraordinaryâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;tales about manâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best friend during the Civil War, canine mascots, fetching hounds that astound.

wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t something our just-elected President, Abraham Lincoln, took kindly to.

Open 7 a.m. daily

1703 Oak Street, Canton Mo.


8A Thursday, February 9, 2012 Press-News Journal •


How We Met: Valentine Stories Of Togetherness To celebrate Valentine’s Day, two area couples share the memories of how they met. Mr. and Mrs. James Hawkins will be married 75 years this summer and Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Bartlett recently celebrated 20 years of marriage. James and Eloise Hawkins BY RITA COX Reporter

Mr. and Mrs James K Hawkins of Canton and formerly of LaGrange, will be married 75 years on June 18, 1937. Mr. Hawkins was from the Monticello area and had moved to Peoria looking for work in the late 1930s. On his first night in Peoria, James K. and his friend, who were both living at a boarding house, asked the landlady about dances or things to do. She suggested a place that held ballroom dances, The Ingleterra, and said it was a nice place to meet people, so they decided to go. Eloise is from Peoria and had a boyfriend, whose father owned the ballroom. She and her boyfriend would go to the dance, but her boyfriend would have to work in the back office for his father, and would then join her later in the evening on the dance floor. The ballroom was a popular place, with live music from some of the great big bands of the era. On this particular night, she brought her cousin along with her, and they were dancing together while her boyfriend was working. She said they had just finished dancing, and went to sit down, when James K. and his friend came over and asked them to dance. So they danced

together until her boyfriend got off work. James K. told her that he would like to see her again. She said she thought that he seemed pretty nice and she wanted to see him again also. That led to going together for about a year and then getting married in the Methodist Church Parsonage in Peoria. Mr. Hawkins had found work in the construction field, then at Caterpillar. One of the couple’s first cars was a red convertible, in which, James K. received a ticket for running a stop sign on his way to show his bride and their first son the new car. He pled guilty, explained to the judge that he just became a father, but the judge fines him $2.50 anyway. He brought Eloise and their first baby home from the hospital in that vehicle. The couple stayed in Peoria until Mr. Hawkin’s mother had health issues and wanted him to come back to Missouri, so they moved back to the area. Mr. Hawkins worked at Gardner’s in Quincy for 30 years. Mrs. Hawkins was employed at Don’s Food Store in LaGrange for 13 years and worked at the Press-News Journal for six years. The couple has always been active and involved in various clubs and organizations throughout their years, and their devotion to each other is always evident. They currently reside in Canton Senior

Housing. They have three children, Jim, Terry and Deb. They are excited about their son, Terry, who is planning to move

back to Canton soon, after living in Thailand for several years. When asked what is their advice for a long

lasting marriage, Mrs. Hawkins said “It’s a lot of give and take.” Mr. Hawkins said to “ask her

for the advice”, which is probably really their secret to almost 75 years of marriage.

Nathan and Deborah Bartlett BY BRIANNA BARTLETT Reporter

On August 23, 2011, Deborah and Nathan Bartlett celebrated 20 years of marriage. Just a little over 20 years ago, the two met during February Army Intelligence MR. & MRS. training. Nathan had BARTLETT been in training for two weeks when one day, he noticed a woman standing in formation. Turning to one of his friends, Nathan remarked, “I’m gonna marry that woman.” The friend laughed it off, taking it as a simple joke, but from that day forward, Nathan had set his mind upon one thing: marrying the woman from the formation. At the end of June, Nathan finally got his chance. Deborah had decided to go out dancing with friends and Nathan decided to do the same, unknowing that Deborah had chosen the same location as he had. After buying drinks for her and her friends, Nathan at last built up the courage to ask Deborah to dance. “I won’t dance unless you can get the band to play a Randy Travis song,” she replied. After speaking to the band, a song struck up, and the two began to dance. After five days spent together, Nathan popped the question. They were married and sixteen days after their marriage, Nathan was shipped to Germany for Heavy Wheel Repair. Deborah only saw her husband twice that year before he was discharged in July of 1992. As a surprise, Nathan asked Deborah to marry him again on the date of their tenth anniversary. Deborah and Nathan believe that you must stand strong together to make a relationship last- be willing to give one hundred percent every day and always support each other.


% 0 1 E S A V ur 2012

on yo ership! memb The Board of Three Pines Golf Course would like to invite you to become members for the 2012 Golf Season!

Join today at 2011 rates, and also save 10%! The Board of Three Pines Golf Course is offering a 10% discount on dues if paid by Feb. 29, and a 5% discount if paid by March 31. Dues are as follows: Dues 10% 5% by 2/26

by 3/31

$409.50 $373.00

$432.00 $394.00




$325.00 $150.00

$292.50 $135.00

$308.75 $142.50

Couples $455.00 Sr. Couples $415.00 (62 and over)

Seniors (62 and over)

Single Junior (18 and under)

Trail Fee: $325.00 (discount does not apply) Non-Member Fees 9 holes w/cart 18 holes w/cart

Weekend $23.00 $26.00

Weekday $17.00 $19.00

2012 TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE May 20, 9am • Sunday Couples June 16, 9am • 4 Person Scramble July 15, 9am • Sunday Couples August 25, 9am • 4 Person Scramble September 16, 9am • Sunday Couples

Please send membership dues to: Nancy Davis, Bookkeeper 30347 Maple Ave. • Durham, MO 63438


Sponsored by

Cell Tech of Canton


Thursday, February 9, 2012 Press-News Journal â&#x20AC;˘


Many people attended the annual LaGrange Lions Club Pancake and Sausage Day held Feb. 4. Pictured are: (Clockwise) Sen. Brian Munzlinger enjoyed seeing many people from the community. Paul Legg waits to be served. Missouri Outlaw softball players and young assistant, who helped with the breakfast. Henry Feldkamp, Lions Club member, has helped with the event for several years. Kimberly and Brock Schneider are all smiles after eating a delicious breakfast. (Below) Jerry Logsdon mixes up batter for the large crowd. (Bottom) A large crowd enjoyed the annual breakfast. and visiting with old friends.

Photos by Rita Cox

UPCOMING EVENTS Have an event to share?

Submit it to or call 288-5668.

FEB 10 Canton Tiger Pride Cancer Awareness Night during Canton Tigers v. Schule Co. basketball game

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.

Valentineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dinner and Dance

LaGrange Annual Fundraiser and Open House at the LaGrange Youth Center from 1-3 p.m. Refreshments will be served. LaGrange Ball Park Meeting 1 p.m. at the LaGrange City Hall Council Chambers


FEB 17 Canton


We Salute FFA

Annual Masonic Fish Lasagna Dinner at the LaBelle Christian Fry 4-7 p.m. at Craft Church 5:30-7:30 p.m. Lodge #287, 612 Washington St. Pancake and Sausage Girls Night Out Bunko Breakfast from 6 a.m. Party, 7:30 Eagles Club to 1 p.m. at the LaBelle Fire Department Second Annual Putt for Pride 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. at the Lewistown Viking Club

Next week the Press-News Journal will celebrate National FFA week and highlight the local FFA clubs. Anyone wishing to support this section may Ewing Ridgerunner Jamboree call the Press-News Journal presents Rhonda Shu- 573-288-5668. maker Brown at 7:30 p.m.

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.

FEB 12 Canton Immanuel United Methodist Church


Thursday, February 9, 2012

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

Press-News Journal •

Buy two weeks, get the third



Must be paid in advance to receive offer



Country Corner Grocery, Lewistown, Mo. Looking for a hardworking person with a great personality dedicated in customer service to stock shelves, work deli, run cash registers, day to day grocery store tasks. Meat cutting experience a major plus but not required. Must be able to lift 30 lbs. Nights and weekends a must but not limited to 20 - 40 hours weekly Apply in person at: Country Corner Grocery Lewistown, MO ~ 573-215-2012

Central Stone Company

LPN’s 2-10 and 10-6, CMT 2-10, CNA’s 2-10. Apply in person. LaBelle Manor Care Center LaBelle, MO. 6-7* _________________________

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

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. 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:

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

E.O.E 5--6

Ever since he started advertising in the paper, Ralph can’t keep up with orders.

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


Something More, Nothing Less

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

(217) 228-1000

Davis & Frese Inc., Realtors® 2310 Broadway St., Quincy, IL

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.

Dorothy English 573-406-3164

Office 217-223-9700 Toll Free 888-332-4164

Great Homes - Must see!

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 GULLY TRANSPORTATION 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 nw6-7 800-566-8960


SQUARE BALES of straw 573-655-4463 51-13* _________________________ 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* _________________________ BROTHERS knitting machine, model KH 260, Serial E5003800. Gently used, all papers and punch patterns included. $400 or best offer. Shown at my home in Lewistown, Mo., by appointment. Phone for viewing and trial Erma Jones, 573215-2549. 6-8*

WANTED YOUR SCRAP metal paying up to $500 for junk cars and trucks. 573-406-7354. 5-7* _________________________ Chain saw operator someone w/farm or chainsaw experience opening in Lewistown. 573-893-2896. 6-8* 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 _________________________

Lewis Co. Ambulance

Office: 573-767-5436 109 East Lafayette, Monticello, MO REAL ESTATE

Agricultural - Recreational - Commercial - Residential New Listing – 205 S. 7th – 2-bed, 1-bath, energy-efficient home with attached garage sits on quiet street in downtown Canton. Spacious bedrooms and many recent updates to kitchen and living room, priced to sell - call Jennifer to set up a showing today (217) 257-8812. New Listing – Tolona, MO – 42 wooded acres with building sites and excellent hunting. Electric and water hookups on site. Call Craig for more info (660) 341-9305..

LEWISTOWN 2 bedroom mobile home available immediately 573-406-9702 or 573-406-9501 5tf _________________________ 2 BEDROOM home-Canton. References required. 573288-3417. 6-7+ _________________________ 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*

P.O. Box 227, Canton MO 63435


10 A.M.

Emergency: Dial 911


Homes For Sale

704 Bland St. - Canton $58,000

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

573-470-2462 NO JOB TOO SMALL



Donna Collier 217-242-7383

Office 217-223-9700 Toll Free 888-332-4164

606 Bland, Canton, MO---$67,000---Super four bedroom bungalow with all floors on the main level being hardwood. Updated electric heat pump heating system. Full basement and alley access. 504 No. 3rd, LaGrange, MO---$56,500---2 unit apartment building on the bluff w/great view of the Mississippi. Two car detached garage, lower unit has 2 bedrooms, upper has 1 bedroom. 26854 157th, Canton, MO---$79,900---Three bedroom ranch sitting on two acres. New windows in ’07, main floor laundry, all appliances to convey –home is a great place of serenity! 500 W. Jackson, LaGrange, MO---$88,000---Many updates have been done to this three bedroom home—everything new & recently remodeled! Must see this home to appreciate! 712 Clark, Canton---$92,500---Immaculate two story home w/ three bedrooms and two full baths. Newly remodeled kitchen, main floor laundry and two car detached garage. Home is ready to move into.

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

Rock, Sand, Lime, Grain Fertilizer,

Canton, MO – 703 Lewis St. – Great starter, rental or retirement home! 3-bed, 1-bath home with full garage that was renovated inside and out in 2008. Call Jennifer at (217) 257-8812.

29457 252nd Ave., Durham, MO---$99,900---Five acres surround this three bedroom ranch that has two full baths. Privacy fence & regular fencing, 2 outbuildings and home needs updating.

LaBelle, MO – 309 Academy St – Own most of the block with this 2-bed, 1-bath home on 1.3 acres. Quiet neighborhood with plenty of room for pets. Priced to sell, call Jennifer at (217) 257-8812 to set up a showing.

1011 College, Canton, MO---$139,500---Beautifully restored 3 story brick home with 3 bedrooms, fireplace in living room, restored hardwood floors, main floor laundry & great open stairway.

Denman Country

Lewistown, MO – Rt. Y – Excellent building site for house and lake. 26 scenic acres with 18 currently earning CRP payments. Call Jennifer for more info at (217) 257-8812.

713 Clark, Canton, MO---$142,900---Enjoy the elaborate brick work on this four bedroom historical home! Many updates, pocket doors and open stairway in foyer. Detached garage.

Mini Storage

287-288 Lake of the Oaks, Canton, MO---$14,000---Live on the lake and have your own cove! .40 acre with a spring fed lake w/ excellent fishing. Road access on two sides, 10 minutes from Canton.

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

Williamstown, MO – 187th Ave. – Secluded rural home with 3-bed and 2-bath sits over a full basement on 6.8 acres. More acreage is available with this home! Call Jennifer at (217) 257-8812.


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


5718 Highway 6, Taylor, MO---$99,500---Three bedroom ranch sitting on 2.1 acres with full unfinished walkout basement. Hardwood floors in bedrooms, living room and office area. 15 min. from Quincy.

Williamstown, MO – 135 acres – 30 tillable, balance in timber with small house, metal shed and 2 lakes on property. Excellent hunting. Won’t last long! Call Jennifer for more info.

Set up and ready for business Canton, MO Call 573 288 3090

410 S 4th Street 573-288-5668

STUMP REMOVAL Inc., Realtors® 2310 Broadway St., Quincy, IL

For Lease

Press-News Journal

SMRon Neff Owner

Davis & Frese

Office Spaces

Studies show that reading keeps the mind sharp. Give your brain a boost. Subscribe to the newspaper and open your eyes and your mind to a world of information.


209 S 4th - Canton $30,000



Great Homes - Must see!

Bill Fretwell, Broker / MO & IL: 660.341.7735 Gary Klingele, Sales / MO & IL: 217.242.9554 Craig Myers, Sales / MO: 660.341.9305 Jennifer Wood, Sales / MO: 217.257.8812



405 Constantz Drive, Canton, MO---$128,500---Recently remodeled four bedroom home with three full baths. New appliances to convey, great family home with a large yard. 1408 Wyaconda Avenue, Canton, MO---$92,000---Nice three bedroom ranch that has been newly redecorated. Two baths and full finished basement. One car attached garage.


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

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

Thursday, February 9, 2012 Press-News Journal •


AUCTIONS/FOR THE RECORD Lewis and Marion County Cattlemen to Host Cattlemen’s Banquet Members of the Lewis and Marion County Cattlemen’s Association are raising money for local scholarships and are offering a tasty way for people to help add to the scholarship fund. The association is hosting a Cattlemen’s Banquet on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012 at the American Legion building in Palmyra. There is a fee. The evening will begin with a social hour and trade show at 5:00 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. In addition to a great meal, a silent auction will be open throughout the evening and a live auction will take place after dinner. Twenty-one recipients of the 2012 Lewis and Marion County Cattlemen’s Association scholarships will also be honored during the banquet. Another highlight of the event will be an appearance by University of Missouri mascot, Truman the Tiger. Money raised at the banquet will help fund scholarships

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

LAND AUCTION 256± ACRES • 4 TRACTS Held at the Sesquicentennial Building, Marion County Fairgrounds, Palmyra, MO

THURS., MARCH 8 • 1:00 P.M. General Information: This 256 acre farm located in Sections 13 & 24, T58N•R7W, Union Township, Marion County, MO will be offered in 4 tracts. A survey will be completed prior to the auction with the final survey to constitute the acres. This farm is located approximately 6 miles west of Palmyra, MO on Hwy. 168 then south a short distance (watch for presale directional signs posted off of Hwy. 168). Tracts 1 & 2 offer productive tillable farmland with Mexico, Putnam and Leonard soils. Tracts 3 & 4 are very nice combination tracts which have tillable cropland along with mature hardwoods! (These 2 tracts are as good of hunting anywhere in NE Missouri). Tract 4 is improved with a country home and also has a 41⁄2 acre lake!

Additional information, maps, photos, etc. are available at: Terms: 10% due day of auction. Balance in 30 days. Full possession on the hunting/timber land and full possession on the home at closing. The tillable portion will sell with a lease for the upcoming '12 crop season. The new buyer(s) will receive the land owners share.

For additional info on the lease, contact Bill Fretwell at 660-341-7735

DAVID WILSON ESTATE CLOSING & TITLE WORK BY: Accurate Land Title Company 218 Broadway • Hannibal, MO • (573) 221-1002 REPRESENTING ATTORNEY: John W. Briscoe Briscoe, Rodenbaugh & Brannon 216 Broadway • Hannibal, MO • (573) 221-0315

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

for local students with an interest in agriculture. Students may apply for the local scholarships by completing an application for the Missouri’s Cattlemen Foundation (MCF) scholarship program. Scholarships totaling $21,000 will be awarded to local students for the 2012 academic year. The local scholarships offered by Lewis and Marion County Cattlemen are in addition to twenty scholarships awarded statewide by MCF. Applications for next year’s scholarships will be available in June from county cattlemen’s associations, extension offices, and FFA advisors. For more information on the Cattlemen’s Banquet, contact Ken Disselhorst, event chair, at (573) 769-3486 or (573) 822-3850. Web site: Scholarship applications for next year may be obtained by contacting the Missouri’s Cattlemen Foundation at (573) 449-4923.

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:

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

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:

Millsap & Singer, P.C., Successor Trustee 612 Spirit Drive St. Louis, MO 63005 (636) 537-0110 File No: 137714.022112.268613 FC 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. 4t 2-16






CONSIGN NOW! 660-727-3796

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

Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop B Report The Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop B reports the following arrests in Lewis County. Adam G. Zweigart, 21, St. Louis, Mo., was arrested on Feb. 5 and charged with possession of under 35 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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

Stephanie Merrell


Equal Right Statement, LaBelle Manor, Inc. It is the policy of LaBelle Manor Care Center, LaBelle, Missouri who is an Equal Rights Employer and Skilled/Medicaid/Medicare facility, to provide equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age sex, handicap, or veteran status and to make employment decisions consistent with this principal of equal opportunity. We do not refuse anyone the right to fill out an application for a job, if so qualified, or do we deny a person admission or the benefits of any services provided by the home because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, handicap, or veteran status. Deborah Huchteman, Adminstrator 3t

Notice of Shareholders Annual Meeting LaBelle Manor, Inc. Notice is hereby given that the annual meeting of the stockholders of the LaBelle Manor, Inc., will be held at the LaBelle Manor building activity room, in the City of LaBelle, Mo., at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, March 15. The purpose for which this meeting is held is to elect three directors to serve for the ensuing year and for any other business that may properly come before the meeting.

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

Offers productive tillable land Lying in Section 31 Twp 60N, R7W and Section 36 Twp 60N, R8W.

Skyler Runnells, LaGrange, Mo., is a new junior member of the American Angus Association®, reports Bryce Schumann, CEO of the national organization with headquarters in Saint Joseph, Mo. Junior members of the Association are eligible to register cattle in the American Angus Association, participate in programs conducted by the National Junior Angus Association and take part in Associationsponsored shows and other national and regional events. The American Angus Association is the largest beef breed association in the world, with nearly 30,000 active adult and junior members.

1st Pub. Feb. 9, 2012 1st Pub. Jan. 26, 2012


New Member JoinsAmerican Angus Association

Kit Taylor Farm 12-8-12* Doris Long Property 6-17-12* Chas. Dewitt Property 11-6-12* Betty Hendrickson Farms 3-04-13* 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*


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


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*




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


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


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


Paul Lahr Farms 7-01-12* Jenny D. Murphy Reid Farm 3-10-12* Gloria Burbridge Prop. 4-17-12* between Monroe & Jackson St Ronald L. Farr Farms 8-10-12* Sharon Crossett Residence 6-17-12* 400 N. Main 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*


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


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


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

Donnie Bradshaw, President 1st Pub. Feb. 9, 2012


Advertisement for Bids

Project No. 2008-DI-50 Lewis County Industrial Development Authority Separate sealed bids for Demolition Contract #1 will be received by Lewis County Industrial Development Authority at the office of Canton City Clerk, 106 N 5th Street, PO Box 231, Canton MO 63435 until 11:00 o’clock a.m., March 2, 2012, and then at said office publicly opened and read aloud. The Information for Bidders, Form of Bid, Form of Contract, Plans, Specifications, and Forms of Bid Bond, Performance and Payment Bond, and other contract documents may be examined at the following: Lewis County Industrial Development Authority, 900 S 4th Street, Canton, MO. Hours 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon. This is the LC-IDA project office and is only staffed parttime. Copies may be obtained at the office of Benton & Associates, Inc. located at 2414 S Franklin St., Kirksville, MO 63501, upon payment of $35.00 for each set. Any unsuccessful bidder, upon returning such set promptly and in good condition, will be refunded his payment, and any non-bidder upon so returning such a set will be refunded $0. Please call 660-665-3575 to obtain Bid Documents. The owner reserves the right to waive any informalities or to reject any or all bids. Each bidder must deposit with his bid security in the amount, form and subject to the conditions provided in the Information for Bidders. Attention of bidders is particularly called to the requirements as to conditions of employment to be observed and minimum wage rates to be paid under the contract, Section 3, Segregated Facility, Section 109, and E.O. 11246. No bidder may withdraw his bid within 90 days after the actual date of the opening thereof. The Lewis County Industrial Development Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages MBE & WBE firms to submit bids. 1st Pub. Feb. 9, 2012 3t


Thursday, February 9, 2012 Press-News Journal •




Mr. Jon Rogers, age 68, of Canton, Mo., died February 1, 2012 at the Lewis County Nursing Home at Canton, Mo. He was born June 25, 1943 in Canton, Mo., a son of Charles O. and Mary E. Spurgeon Rogers. Jon graduated from Canton High School in 1961 and attended Northeast Missouri State University in Kirksville, Mo. He was of the Baptist Faith enjoyed reading history and was a member of the Masonic Lodge. Jon had been engaged in farming and had been a truck driver for a number of years. He is survived by two sons, Lee (Susan) Murphy of La Grange, Mo., and Les Murphy of O’Fallon, Mo.; one daughter Lisa (Kevin) Crider of Paris, Mo.; two sisters Jo (Ray) McSorley and Ann (Leo) Pearl of Canton, Mo.; several grandchildren a great granddaughter and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral service was held February 4, 2012 at the Davis Funeral Home in Canton. Rev. Brian Stone officiated. Burial was in Forest Grove Cemetery in Canton. Visitation was held Feb. 4. The family suggests memorials be made to the Lewis County Nursing Home. Music was recorded selections. Pallbearers were Chris Pearl, Bob Collins, Jeremy Bull, Jeff Shuman, Alan Wolf and Craig Hinton. Honorary Pallbearers were Lloyd Whyte, JerryWebb, Roy McSorley, Brian Pearl and Ed Watson. Press-News Journal Feb. 9, 2012


re o b m a J er n n u r e g d RiSHOWS EVERY 2ND AND 4TH At Ewing, Mo


Saturday, Feb. 11 7:30 p.m. Rhonda Shumaker Brown For information call 573-478-3603



Janet P. Kroeger, age 70, of Durham, Mo., died Feb. 1, 2012 in Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Ill. Janet was born March 7, 1941 in Quincy, Ill., a daughter of Vern W. and Rosalia (Rakers) Zimmerman. She was united in marriage to Francis Kroeger on Aug. 20, 1966 at St. John the Baptist Church in Quincy. Janet attended St. Francis Solanus Grade School, Quincy Notre Dame High School (1959), and graduated from Quincy College (Quincy University) in 1963 with a Bachelor of Science in Education. She further pursued her education through WIU, U of I, and NMSU (Truman State). Janet taught 3 ½ years in Quincy Public School District, and 28 years in the Lewis Co. C-1 School District, where she was a member of Community Teacher’s Association, and served as a CTA representative, as well as on several committees. Janet was also a member of Missouri Retired Teacher’s Association (MRTA), and a lifetime member of the Missouri State Teacher’s Association (MSTA). She was a member of Queen of Peace Catholic Church, where she served as Eucharistic Minister, Lector, Petitioner, and was a member of the Ladies Altar Society. Janet enjoyed music, especially spiritual, classical, and country. She enjoyed decorating and working with crafts, and partnered with another church member to decorate for many church dinners. She also played the piano and violin, and enjoyed reading. Janet’s greatest joy was her grandchildren. She and her husband attended numerous birthday, Christmas and music programs, dance recitals, parades, and sporting events of their grandchildren. Janet was known for her kindness, thoughtfulness, and generosity. She put others needs above her own. She was strong in faith, and grateful to God for the time she had with friends, neighbors, and especially her family. In addition to her husband, Francis, Janet is survived by three daughters, Carolyn Nunn and her husband, Todd of La Grange, Julie Wolf and her husband, Kevin of Quincy, and Lisa Lake and her husband, Terry of Palmyra; six grandchildren, Alex and Andrew Nunn, Morgan and Logan Wolf, and Madison and Megan Lake; one sibling, Joyce Peters of Quincy; nieces, nephews, and numerous cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, and two brothers, Vern Jr. and Gerald (Zeke) Zimmerman in infancy. A mass of Christian burial was held Feb. 6, 2012 at the Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Ewing with Father Richard Frank officiating. There was a rosary service at the funeral home before the service. Burial was in the Queen of Peace Cemetery. Visitation was held Feb. 5, 2012 at the Ball-Davis Funeral Home in Ewing. Music was done by: Nina McKenzie, Organist; Mary Jo Ehrlich, Linda Hutcherson and Billie Miller, Vocalists. Pallbearers were: Morgan Wolf, Logan Wolf, Alex Nunn, Andrew Nunn, Stuart Peters and Brad Peters. Honorary Pallbearers were: Madison Lake, Megan Lake. The family suggests memorials be made to Blessing Foundation for Hospice or the grandchildren’s Education Fund. Online condolences may be left at www.davis-fh. com.

A GIFT THEY’LL Love a yearly to

Press-News Journal

Or A Great Gift For Yourself!

Press-News Journal Feb. 9, 2012

Whether local or out of state, people you love will appreciate receiving the Press-News Journal every week all year long. They’ll keep up-to-date with all of the happenings in and around Lewis County.

NAME_____________________________________________________________________________________ ADDRESS__________________________________________________________________________________ CITY, STATE, ZIP____________________________________________________________________________ PHONE___________________________________ EMAIL___________________________________________

And it’s from: NAME_____________________________________________________________________________________ ADDRESS__________________________________________________________________________________ CITY, STATE, ZIP____________________________________________________________________________ PHONE___________________________________ EMAIL___________________________________________

We even have gift cards for you to send to your recipient!

Please make check payable to: Press-News Journal. Please indicate appropriate subscription: IN COUNTY ($27)



Barbara J. Freeman, age 80, of Canton, Mo., died Feb. 2, 2012 at the Lewis County Nursing Home in Canton. Barbara was born April 6, 1931 in Williamstown, Mo., the daughter of Joseph A. and Virginia M. Roberts Lay. On June 12, 1949, Barbara married Paul T. (Tommy) Freeman. Barbara later married Winfred Schmidt in 1977. Barbara worked for Farm Bureau in Monticello, Mo., Leeser & Stauffer Trucking, Olsten Healthcare and as a teacher’s aide for Lewis County C-1 School District. She was a past member of Ten Mile 4H where she also served as sewing leader. She was a member of the Sweet Adelines and Garnett Grange. Barbara loved to play the piano, sew and was an avid gardener. Survivors include two sons, Gary P. Freeman and his wife Patricia of Mendon, Ill., Ricky Freeman and his wife Marcia of Lakewood, Colo.; five grandchildren, Chad A. Freeman and his wife Tamara of Littleton, Colo., Charles T. Freeman and his wife Tracy of Lakewood, Richard M. Rose, Paul T. Freeman and Elizabeth R. Freeman all of Mendon; four great grandchildren, Victoria, Dawson and Kobe Freeman of Littleton and Treavor Freeman of Lakewood; a sister in law, Doris Lay of Canton and several nephews, nieces and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, grandparents, husbands and brother Donald A. Lay. Funeral services were held Feb. 7, 2012 at the Davis Funeral Home in Canton with Rev. Jack Perdue officiating. Burial was at East Midway Cemetery near La Grange. Visitation was held Feb. 6, 2012 at the Davis Funeral Home in Canton. The family suggests memorials be made to the East Midway Cemetery in care of Davis Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at www.davis-fh. com Press-News Journal Feb. 9, 2012

Obituary ROBERT E. SULLENS Mr. Robert E. Sullens, age 71, of Lebanon, Mo., died February 1, 2012 at Lake Regional Hospital in Osage Beach, Mo. Bob was born January 29, 1941 in St. Louis, Mo., a son of Floyd E. and Nora B. Owen Sullens. He was a retired credit manager for J.I. Case Corp. and Bolivar Insulation Co. living in Overland Park, Kan., and Republic Mo., before retiring to the Lake of the Ozarks. Bob loved to be on the lake with his friends and family. He attended LaGrange High School and graduated in 1959. He was married to Janet Kalhotka in La Grange on June 18, 1959. She preceded him in death on February 13, 2003. He is survived by his daughter Theresa (John) Massie of Fairway, Kan.; grandchildren, J.R. Massie and Cody Massie both of Olathe, Kan.; two great grandchildren, Griffin Massie and Kabree Massie; one brother Ray (Ruth Ann) Sullens of Canton and several nieces and nephews and close friend Jeri Green of Lebanon. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Linda Conner. Visitation for family and friends was held February 6, 2012 at the Davis Funeral Home in Canton. The family suggests memorials be made to the American Heart Association. Online condolences may be left at Honorary Pallbearers were Robert Sullens, Ryan Sullens, Gary Richardson, Bob Knowles, J.R. Massie and Cody Massie. Press-News Journal Feb. 9, 2012


Clip out this form and mail it with your payment to: Press-News Journal • 410 S. 4th • Canton, MO 63435

This is a gift for:


JESSE HICKS Jesse Hicks, 63, Shelbyville, Mo., died Feb. 5, 2012, at his home in Shelbyville. He was born Oct. 4, 1948, in Mountain Grove, Mo., the son of Clyde and Jewell Massey Hicks. HE was a 1966 graduate of North Shelby High School and served his country in the United States Marines during the Viet Nam war. He had a special love for his entire family, especially his children and grandchildren. Surviving are his mother, Jewell Hicks, Shelbyville, Mo., a daughter, Camilla Flynn and husband, Mark, Quincy, Ill.; a son, John Merle Hicks, Shelbina, Mo.; and four grandchildren, Nathan, Garrett, Rylan and Kylie. Also surviving are four sisters, Donna Copenhaver and husband, Greg, Shelbyville; Cathy Wiewel and husband, Terry, Maywood; Sara Beeler and husband, Phil, Lancaster, Mo.; and Johnna Pantaleo and husband, Kieth, Shelbyville; two brothers, Cecil Hicks and wife, Diane, Shelbina and Clyde Hicks, Jr. and wife, Barbara, Shelbyville; one uncle, Delmar Hicks and wife, Gail, Mountain Grove, Mo., and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Feb. 11, 2012 at the Greening-EaganHayes Funeral Home in Shelbina, Mo., with Marty Lowe officiating. Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. prior to the memorial service. Burial will be at Shelby Memorial Cemetery, Shelbyville, Mo. Military Rites will be conducted by the Shelbina American Legion Post 376. Memorials may be made to Shelby Memorial Cemetery, Shelbyville, Mo. Online condolences may be made at Press-News Journal Feb. 9, 2012

Thursday, February 9, 2012 Press-News Journal â&#x20AC;˘


FOR THE RECORD Black Repertoire Theatre to perform on C-SC campus The Black Repertoire Theatre, the largest, professional African-American theatre company in the nation and the largest African-American performing arts organization in Missouri, will stage a theatre production on the campus of Culver-Stockton College Feb. 10 and Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. The production, Stump of the Terebinth: A play in one-act by Kwame Dawes, explores how one HIV-positive person infected and wiped out nearly an entire community, leaving just one survivor. That survivor, in turn, goes on to help others avoid the same fate by sharing the communityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s story. All performance will be held in the Alexander Campbell Auditorium inside the Robert W. Brown Performing Arts Center on the campus of Culver-Stockton College. This event is free and open to the public, a free will offering will be accepted. For more information, please contact Culver-Stockton College at (573) 288-6440 or e-mail

Brad Robertson Age: 20 Hometown: Lewistown Currently lives: Lewistown Employed at: Luby Equipment Services in Quincy, Ill.

Canton Board of Alderman Good turnout for Relay For make decision on bicycle safety Life Bowling Tournament At the January Board of Alderman meeting, the City of Canton passed Ordinance No 695-C, which states that any person riding a motorized bicycle under the age of 18 shall wear protective headgear at all times the vehicle is in motion. Protective headgear must meet the standards set forth by the Consumer Product Safety Commission for bicycle helmets. In the City of Canton, a person operating a motorcycle or a motorized bicycle shall ride only upon the permanent and regular seat, and such operator shall not carry any other person nor shall any other person ride on the vehicle unless it is designed to carry more than one person, in which event a passenger may only ride upon the permanent and regular seat if designed for two persons. Any motorized bicycle designed to carry more than one person must be equipped with a passenger seat and footrests for the passenger. This is just a summary of the ordinance. For more information, the complete ordinance No 695-C is available at Canton City Hall.

A fundraiser bowling tournament was held at the Cotton Bowl Family Fun Center Feb. 4. This was the second annual Super Bowling Tournament held for Relay For Life of Lewis County. Nineteen teams of four and five players participated. Teams bowled four games each. Happy Feet team from Fowler and Quincy, Ill., with Peggy and Randy Van Blair, Kris Dennis, Rose and Ronnie Barry won the toilet bowl competition. The Bean Boys team including Ethan and Dan Fahser, Billy Hansen, Dan McCutchan and Therman McCombs won the best dressed award. Four teams participated in the themed catergory. Teams Great River Construction with Chris Davis, Jim Harren, Randy McReynolds, Mike Vaughn and Jimmie Harren, and Sure thing, Cara Danforth, Shawn Shannon, Ricky Rudd, Magnum Carper and Casey Tarpein tied to win the tournament. The lowest game award was given to Shandi Joubert-Kanz. The tournament raised $1,200 for the American Cancer Society Relay For Life.

Search for Missouri Century Farm Continues If a farm has been in a family since Dec. 31, 1912, it could be recognized as a Missouri Century Farm. To qualify, farms must meet the following guidelines. The same family must have owned the farm for 100 consecutive years. The line of ownership

from the original settler or buyer may be through children, grandchildren, siblings, and nephews or nieces, including through marriage or adoption. The farm must be at least 40 acres of the original land acquisition and make a financial contribution to the overall farm income.

Getting to know...

Applicants certified as owners of a 2012 Missouri Century Farm will be recognized by their local MU Extension office in the county where the farm is located and are presented with a sign and a certificate. There is a fee and applications must be post-

marked by May 15, 2012. For application forms and information, call Extension Publications tollfree at 1-800-292-0969, contact your local Extension office, or visit the program Web site at http:// centuryfarm.

What is your favorite place in Lewis County? Monticello Lodge #58 What is your favorite event to attend in Lewis County? Lewis County Fair If you won a million dollars today, what would you likely do with it? I would buy a farm and equipment

Pre-Planning It is hard enough to deal with the loss of a loved one with out wondering if you have made the right decisions. You can spare your loved one that uncertainty by simply pre-planning funeral arrangements. It wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be time consuming or difficult for you, but it most certainly will be for your loved ones if you do not. Take a few moments to call, write or email us. We can help 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. 10% DISCOUNT ON QUALITY GRANITE MONUMENTS UNTIL FEB. 28, 2012. Many choices and styles to choose from. Come in and personalize yours today. Davis Funeral Home, Inc. 310 N. 7th, Canton, MO 63435 506 Monroe, La Grange, MO 63448 573-288-4422 573-655-4507

Ball-Davis Funeral Home 300 N. McKinley, Ewing, MO 63440 573-494-3203

BUSINESS AND SERVICE DIRECTORY Schmitz Communications Aaron D. Schmitz, Owner 20738 State Highway 156, Ewing, Mo 63440 (573) 494-3300 Phone (573) 494-4400 Fax (573) 248-9078 Cell - Two-way Radio Sales and Service - UHF and VHF Repeater Rental Complete Radio System Design, FCC Licensing, and Installation Computer Sales, Services, and Networking - Wireless Networking Products Digital Surveillance Camera and DSC Alarm Systems - Alarm Monitoring Service Audio and Video System Products - MITEL Business Telephone Systems

FAMILY INSURANCE GROUP, LLC â&#x20AC;&#x153;Insuring Your Family Is Our Businessâ&#x20AC;?

Computer repairs / upgrades Computer related supplies In-shop & on-site service 900 South 4th Canton, MO Call us at (573) 288 - 8300

New computer sales Pre-owned computers Business / Residential Mark Fryer, Proprietor

Brumbaugh Inc. BOX 86, TAYLOR, MO.

573-769-4887 Serving the Community for 64 years â&#x20AC;˘ ASGROW & KRUGER SEEDS â&#x20AC;˘ WILLCROSS & AGRI PRO SEEDS â&#x20AC;˘ LAWN & GARDEN FERTILIZER â&#x20AC;˘ COMPLETE FERTILIZER & CHEMICAL SERVICE â&#x20AC;˘ DRY, LIQUID NH3

Dozer & Backhoe Contracting


Teresa Kerr

111 North 4th Street, Canton, Mo. 63435

Phone 573-288-1100 Toll Free (866) 227-0048

CAMPEN HTG. & A.C (NATE CertiďŹ ed) 209 NORTH FOURTH., CANTON, MO. 63435

Phone 573-288-8966, or 1-888-822-8966 24 hr. service available

Wiskirchen Electric

Scott Hoewing Mark Hoewing Owners

For All Your Commercial and Residential Electrical Needs Urban Wiskirchen

Service/installation, New Homes 573-655-0123 Re-wires and New Services Cell: 573-406-8038 Ask about out built-in Beam Central Vacuum Systems

Haulers of Rock â&#x20AC;˘ Sand â&#x20AC;˘ Fertilizer â&#x20AC;˘ Grain â&#x20AC;˘ Feed 573-288-5127 OfďŹ ce 217-430-0130 Cell

510 Clark Street Canton, Mo 63435


We make hydraulic hoses, plus sell other hoses. Open nights and weekends Ron LaCount Phone 660-342-8600


State Farm Providing Insurance and Financial Services Home Office, Bloomington, Illinois 61710

Jane D Hunziker, Agent 413 Clark St Canton, MO 63435 Bus: 573-288-1400

Show-Me Sign Company Signs of all types & sizes Semi & Vehicle Lettering Wide-Format Printing 900 South 4th Canton, MO Call us at (573) 288 - 8300

Color Banners Vinyl Graphics Photo Enlargements Mark Fryer, Proprietor

6B Thursday, February 9, 2012 Press-News Journal â&#x20AC;˘

COMMUNITY NEWS Blessing Health System holds free public health fair


Submitted Photo The Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri in Lewis County held their Cookie Bash Kick-Off at the United Methodist Church in Canton, 88 girls and 32 adults (leaders and parents) from the 15 GS troops in Lewis County attended from Friday night to Saturday morning, January 20-21. The event opened with a flag ceremony, Pledge of Allegiance, and the GS Promise followed by a supper of pizza. Girls participated in songs, dance, a cookie rally race, and crafts. Hot chocolate was served and the movie â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Mr. Poppers Penguinsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; was viewed. Girls received their cookie order forms after breakfast when the cookie sales started at 9 a.m. Saturday morning. Cookies will be delivered the first week of March; individuals who wish to purchase cookies will be able to do so at cookie booths scheduled around the county. The Press-News Journal will also be covering the upcoming Girl Scoutâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 100 year anniversary.

Missouri Cattle Inventory Continues Decline The Jan. 1, 2012 all cattle and calf inventory for Missouri fell to its lowest point since 1958. The inventory totaled 3.90 million head, 1 percent below the 3.95 million head on Jan. 1, 2011. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is the sixth straight year of decline and our estimated inventory is over a half a million below the total inventory in 2006,â&#x20AC;? said Robert Garino, Acting Director, of USDAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Missouri Agricultural Statistics Service. All beef replacement heifers 500

pounds and over, down 10 percent to 270,000 head; milk replacement heifers 500 pounds and over, down 20 percent to 40,000 head; other heifers 500 pounds and over, up 9 percent to 240,000 head from the previous yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s estimate; steers 500 pounds and over, down 8 percent to 360,000 head from the 2011 estimate of 390,000 head; bulls 500 pounds and over, stayed the same 100,000; and calves under 500 pounds, up 1 percent to 940,000 head from the 2011 estimate for Missouri.

Have you ever heard it said that, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The tri-state area has a big heartâ&#x20AC;?? Ever wonder how big is it? Would you believe 21 feet long, 15 feet wide and 12 feet high? That is the size of the MEGA inflatable heart that will be the centerpiece of Blessing Health Systemâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fourth annual Wellness Day, February 18, from 9 a.m. to Noon at the Kroc Center, 405 Vermont St., Quincy. The public is invited. There is no cost to attend. In addition to the MEGA heart, the public can receive health screenings, visit educational booths and hear health presentations from area doctors at Blessing Wellness Day. Health screenings are for those 18 years and older, unless otherwise noted. Following are the screenings that do not require pre-registration: EKG heart screening is for those 20 years and older; blood pressure; heel scan for osteoporosis; lung function testing; hearing assessment; cardio fitness testing, spine assessment, body composition scan and modified upper and lower extremity strength assessment. The Ankle-Brachial Index (ABI) screening requires pre-registration. It is

for those 55 years old and over to screen for Peripheral Vascular Disease. For additional screening requirements and to register if requirements are met, call the Blessing Wound Center, 228-5535. Informational booths include Advance & Blessing Hospital Physical Therapy, Air Evac, Blessing Physician Services, Blessing Breast Center, Blessing Wound Center, Care Management, Denman Medical, Diabetes Education, Dietitians, Fitness center, Hospice, ICU, Infection Control, Cardiology, Red Cross, Respiratory, SIU HealthCare Orthopedics, medication safety, Community Assessment Project involving Blessing Hospital, the Adams County Health Department, United Way of Adams County and the Alliance for Building Community. Physicians will speak on a variety of topics throughout Wellness Day, including orthopedic conditions, stroke and heart disease, emergency care and medication safety. The schedule for health screenings, informational booths and physician speakers is subject to change.

Dept. of Natural Resources sponsoring mercury drop-off sites in northeast, north-central MO The Missouri Department of Natural Resources is launching a statewide roundup to rid homes of mercury, sponsoring nearly 50 mercury drop-off locations throughout the state, including nine in northeast and north-central Missouri. The department, working with fire Citizens seeking to dispose of items at these sites should first secure the item in two zip-top plastic bags and then place it in a crush-proof sealed container, such as a coffee can, plastic margarine tub, or

plastic beverage bottle. A person who is uncomfortable with transporting mercury instruments, or who has a large quantity of mercury, can contact the departmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s spill line at 573-634-2436 to arrange to have items picked up. For more information on the mercury roundup, contact the nearest participating agency or the departmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Environmental Services Program at 573-634-2436 or visit

BUSINESS AND SERVICE DIRECTORY Press-News Journal Advertising Department contact Paula Christner or Karin Althoff Canton, MO Michelle (217) 242-3112 or Dan (217) 242-6025

â&#x20AC;&#x153;If it fits in a Bucket we can truck itâ&#x20AC;? Rock, Sand, Dirt, Grain, Scrap Iron

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Any Excavating needs you may haveâ&#x20AC;? Dozer, Backhoe, Skid steer, Excavator

Demolition jobs, Ditches, Ponds, Snow removal, Lowboy Heavy Hauling

2221 N 24th Quincy, IL 217-223-9255

MEMPHIS LUMBER CO. We build to Suit Your Needsâ&#x20AC;?

800-337-5858 Fax 660-465-8596

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Custom Builtâ&#x20AC;? Pole Barnes - Garages Utility Buildings


â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hâ&#x20AC;? Don Dicks LAN-DOW BUILDINGS


Prearrangements 1100 White St. Canton, Mo. 63435 573-288-4488



Stan Logsdon 573-406-8090 OfďŹ ce 573-288-5553

Canton, MO


â&#x20AC;˘HEATING & A/C Furnaces - Air Conditioners Heat Pumps - HumidiďŹ ers Air Cleaners

8534 Highway 24 Taylor, MO 63471 573.393.2071

Monuments 112 West Main Lewistown, Mo. 63452 573-215-2288

Cash loans made on most anything. â&#x20AC;˘Guns â&#x20AC;˘Gold â&#x20AC;˘Silver â&#x20AC;˘ Diamonds â&#x20AC;˘ Jewelry â&#x20AC;˘Tools â&#x20AC;˘Stereos â&#x20AC;˘ Checks Cashed Etc. Estate Jewelry & Diamonds Wanted


409 South 4th St. LaBelle, MO 63447

Phone 660-213-3822 Fax 660-213-3339

â&#x153;¸ Roofing â&#x153;¸ Siding â&#x153;¸ Painting â&#x153;¸ Remodeling â&#x153;¸ Windows & Doors â&#x153;¸ Barns & Sheds 105 West Main, Lewistown, MO Studio: 1-573-497-2714 Cell: 1-660-341-1318

West Quincy Pawn Shop

Funeral Homes, LLC

MEI Construction Katy Luttrull

Lionel Hammond

26 years experience, insured and bonded. Phone 660-341-3553

EICHERâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S ENGINEERED TRUSSES            !"#$%#%&%$'(&!'&)% &% '$*!    !+ , '  -  -- Located 9 mi. nw of Canton at Junction of E & F Hwy

.(** *!%#'*!


Custom Granite & Quartz Countertops Flooring and Cabinetry

Family Service Since 1898


Land of Lincoln Countertops

+ .  * +  //0/!  123* #/445

Life Adventure Photographics and Crafts Sports, Portrait, and Wedding Photography Featuring coverage of Highland and other local schools & events Die-Cuts & Stickers for local schools plus a variety of scrapbooking supplies, tie-dyed items, and hand-made crafts.

Sabrina Sparks, 217--242--8955 (texts welcome) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Moment by moment we create our lifeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s adventure.â&#x20AC;?

Mc Pikeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s


Phone: 573-393-4100 8504 Hwy 24 Taylor, MO 63471

Buying gold jewelry, silver coins, diamonds, military items


106 E. Main Lewistown, MO 63452-0037

Telephone (573) 215-2703 Toll Free (866) 522-6768 Fax (573) 215-2347

Thursday, February 9, 2012 Press-News Journal •



Highland Booster Club has Fan Appreciation Night

Thank you to Country Aire for the meals, and Betty that delivered them. Thanks to everyone who offered to take me to and from doctor appointments, and family and friends who took me to the doctor. Thanks to Lewistown Baptist Church for all their support. Thank you for the anonymous gift. Thanks to everyone for their prayers, concerns, food, and cards. A special thanks to my neighbors Shirley and Rita. G God bless each and everyone! Marie Scoggin

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

Photo by Sabrina Sparks,

Highland Booster Club served free pancakes to fans at the Junior Varsity games held at Highland on Feb. 2. The club held Fan Appreciation Night to thank fans for their support. Fans were also treated to free admission to the games.

LOVE YOU MOM! Your family.


Highland Boys Basketball defeats Macon The Highland Boys Basketball team defeated Macon Friday night 70 to 57. The Cougars were down 15-14 after one quarter, led 29-26 after the two quarters and lef 54-37 after three quarters. The Cougars ended the last quarter of the game by making 8 free-throws and adding 10 points to their overall score. The top three scorers of the event were Brandon Davie, 25, Kegan Brown, 14, and Derick Smith, 10.

C-SC Wildcats fail to hold C-SC Lady Wildcats start onto lead against Peru poorly but end strong

The Culver-Stockton College men’s basketball team turned in its best scoring first half of the season Saturday afternoon against Peru State, but the Wildcats followed that with nearly its worst scoring second half in a 7368 loss to the Bobcats in Heart of America Athletic Conference action.. The Wildcats, who had scored less than 50 points in five of its last six games, came out in the first half and blistered the nets for a 46-29 halftime lead on the strength of 56.3 percent (18-32) shooting from the field. However, the second half was a different story

as the Wildcats quit forcing turnovers and had only 20 field goal attempts, making seven, in the second half. Peru, who had nine miscues in the first half, totaled just four in the second period Dusan Kojic recorded the first Wildcat double-double since Steven Crawford turned the trick on February 24, 2011. Kojic netted a season-high 19 points and grabbed a career-high 13 rebounds. The Wildcats, now 4-18 overall and 1-11 in the HAAC, returns to action on Feb. 9, at Benedictine College. Game time is set for 7:30 p.m. in Atchison, Kan.

After playing arguably its worst half of the season in the first 20 minutes of its game with Peru State College on Saturday, the Culver-Stockton College women’s team rebounded with perhaps its best half after the break to defeat the host Bobcats 63-58 in Peru, Neb. The Lady Wildcats netted its smallest point total in any first half this season in falling behind 31-19 to the Bobcats. The 19 points was the fewest since C-SC netted 20 points in a victory at Missouri Valley on Jan. 26. It was a different story for the Lady Wildcats, who sizzled from the field

at a clip of 61.9 percent (16 of 26). C-SC used a 27-12 run in the second half to take a 46-43 lead at one point in the second period. Monica Wilson led the offensive surge with 14 points, including 11 in the decisive second half. She made four of her six 3-point attempts and both free throws. The Lady Wildcats, now 12-12 overall and 4-8 in the Heart of America Athletic Conference, will say on the road when they play at Benedictine College on Thursday, Feb. 9. Game time is 5:30 p.m. in Atchison, Kan.

506 South Street, LaGrange, MO

Personal, Farm, and Business ELECTRONIC TAX PREPARATION Bookkeeping - Payroll & Payroll Tax Services Tuesday-Thursday 9 am to 6 pm Friday, Saturday, and Evenings by appointment • Now accepting Master Card, VISA, and Discover •

Call Kerri or Mike at 573-655-4949

Culver-Stockton Alumni increase their support

Charitable giving is up substantially at Culver-Stockton College specifically from alumni and trustees, despite the challenging economic conditions facing much of the country in recent years. Culver-Stockton has seen a 119 percent increase in dollars received from alumni and trustee members combined, in comparing the mid-points of fiscal years 2009 and 2011. This giving pace equates to $336,000 more in gifts at the mid-point of the 2011 fiscal year, compared to the same time in the 2009 fiscal year. Additionally, the number of alumni donors also increased by 10 percent. The college’s fiscal year runs from July 1 through June 30, 2011. In addition, financial support from college employees and friends continues to have a major impact. For the ninth consecutive year, more than 90 percent of C-SC employees contributed to the college.

Culver-Stockton College and Canton Christian Church celebrate Heritage Sunday together Faculty, staff, and students at CulverStockton College and members of the Canton Christian Church will join for a worship service at 10:45 a.m. In the church’s sanctuary located at 512 College St. in Canton. Leadership in the service will be shared by President Dick Valentine of the college and Rev. Ron Frazier, Intentional Interim Minister of the church. The college’s

Concert Choir will present four anthems in the service under the direction of Dr. Elliott Jones, visiting professor of choral music at the college. There will be a Responsive Covenant of the Heritage shared in the service. Kayla Pickel, Sean McAvoy, Rylan Swank, and Jesse Todd, all Disciple students on campus will lead in a Children’s Sermonette, read the scripture lessons,

and share in a sermon witness. Dr. Andy Walsh, head of the Religions Dept. at Culver-Stockton and an elder in the church will join Rev. Frazier in the celebration of Communion. The faculty and staff will process into the service in academic gowns and members of the church will lead as ushers, Elders, and Deacons as practiced by the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).

There will be a dinner served to everyone at 12 noon with members of the congregation bringing covered dishes and the main course meat being prepared by the Smoke House Restaurant in Canton who are members of the church. Everyone is invited to join the church and college for this celebration of their heritage together in Canton this Sunday.

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 Eagle Auxiliary 1800 Hwy 81 Canton MO Public invited

8B Thursday, February 9, 2012 Press-News Journal •


Canton Tigers Win First Place at La Plata Tournament The Canton Tigers Basketball team placed first in a tournament over the weekend held in La Plata. In the first game the Tigers played against North Shelby, winning 70-26. The top scorers of the game were David McReynolds and Gabe McKenzie, 14. In the second game, Canton defeated Cairo 72-60. Top scorers were Brandon Berhorst, 21, and Nick Janney, 13. During the championship game, Canton won against Green City 58-56. Top scorers were David, 14, and Brandon, 10. The game was stopped from going into overtime by an incredible block by Nick Janney. The last game of the season for the Tigers is scheduled for Feb. 10 at home.

MO Energy Visits Mizzou Arena

Submitted Photo Photo by Maxine Hark

Canton Lady Tigers Participate in La Plata Tournament The Canton Lady Tigers participated in the La Plata Invitational Tournament last week in La Plata, Mo. The Lady Tigers took on the number two seed and host team, the La Plata Lady Bulldogs, on Monday. The Lady Tigers came within two points with less than a minute on the clock and had a chance to win, but were not able to get a shot off. The score was 4240. Courtney Baalman led the team with 17 points and Brittney Berhorst added 12. On Wednesday, the Lady Tigers played the three seed, the Cairo Lady Bearcats. The Lady Tigers made a run in the fourth and outscored the Lady Bearcats in that quarter by eight points, but the Lady Bearcats managed a 55-50 victory. Katie Shuman had 28 points in the loss. On Friday, the Lady Tigers were matched up with the number eight seed, the Atlanta Hornets. The lead changed six times in the third quarter before the Lady Tigers took control and got the win by the score of 58-51. The Lady Tigers were led by Katie Shuman with 21 and Courtney Baalman with 12 points and 11 rebounds. Lauren Janney added 9 points and Brittney Berhorst added 8 points.

Nathan Simler coach of the MO Energy basketball team arranged for his team and friends to get free tickets to the MU vs. Baylor game and a free tour of the weight room, lounge and other facilities at Mizzou arena before the game. After the game, the girls all got autographs of the Mizzou women’s team. Even though Mizzou lost to Baylor, the girls had a great time as they got to see the number one team in the nation play and also got to see 6’8 player Britney Griner play ball. Girls that went include: front row (L-R) Jennah Strange, and Lauren Houston; second row (L-R) Amber Garner, Karissa Hamlin, Madison McCabe, and Annalise Billington; third row (L-R) Kaylee Smith, Hailey Simler, Savannah Jochem, Chalee Britt and Alex Noel.


Photo by Maxine Hark

C-SC Gains 17 Players at National Signing Week Culver-Stockton College football head coach Jeff Duvendeck announced 17 signees for the Wildcats during the first day of the national signing period. Duvendeck received commitments from seven offensive players and 10 defensive players. The Wildcats addressed

needs along the front lines by signing four offensive linemen and three defensive linemen. Culver-Stockton also added two linebackers, five defensive backs and two wide receivers. Six players enrolled in January and will be eligible to participate in spring drills. Freshman

linebacker Jerrell Monday (Brunswick, Ga.) spent one semester at College of Coastal Georgia, and offensive lineman Caleb Fannon (O’Fallon, Mo.) attended Greenville (Ill.) College for one semester. Offensive lineman Shane Jesiel (Sterling Heights, Mich.) transferred from Albion (Mich.) College;

defensive lineman Mike Davis (Wayne, Mich.) transferred from Northern Michigan University; Defensive back Jabari Robinson (Brunswick, Ga.) transferred from Albany State College; and running back Tyler Danback (Desoto, Mo.) transferred from Jefferson College. Photo by Sabrina Sparks,

In last week’s paper, The Press-News Journal identified the person in the photo above as Brandon Davie. The Highland ball player in this photo is actually Kegan Brown.


515 Lewis St. Canton MO 63435 all resale consignment 573-288-3505

e new

& Surplus

Monday - Friday

10 am - 6 pm Saturday - 9 am - 3 pm

Valentines Sale All Dinette Sets 25% off Upcoming Events:

Starting in April... Every Tues. & Sat

Farmers Market $3 cost/parking spot

Also starting in April - Oct

3rd Saturday Flea Market Call store for RSVP