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USPS-299800 Vol.137, No. 12 La Plata, MO, 63549 • 8 Pages • 1 Section • 50 Cents

Wednesday, September 26, 2012


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Macon, MO BLOOD DRIVE SURPASSES GOAL La Plata was awesome at the Red Cross drive September 17, at the Christian Church. The goal was 30 units, and 44 people donated. All were good units. Five to eight more people came, but the Red Cross ran out of supplies, and couldn’t draw any more blood. The Red Cross and Atalpal ll, who sponsored the drive, thanks to everyone who gave, and those who tried. One-hundred thirtytwo people will be helped through these donations. Those helping from Atalpal ll, at the front desk, in the canteen, or bringing food, were Lenora Grear, Jean Elliott, Mary Plumlee, Jerry Prather, Sharron Burns, Paula Thompson, Maurine Crawford, Shirley Smith, and Becky Mohan. Gary Smith and Marvin Seidt, from the Lions Club, helped unload and load. The next drive will be held December 3, 2012 sponsored by the La Plata Student Council.

LHS Baseball - Alek Smith throws a pitch during the La Plata Classic on Saturday.

Locals Perform Legendary Plays Driving Miss Daisy And Honky Tonk Angels To Begin At Maples Reperatory Theatre

TWO SEPARATE ACCIDENTS REQUIRE LIFE FLIGHT At approximately 5:30 p.m. on Friday evening a one vehicle accident occurred at Elmer Street at Highway 149 in Ethel, Missouri when a 1993 Geo Tracker driven by Joseph Weber, age 27 of La Plata lost control on a curve, overcorrected, traveled off the roadway and overturned coming to rest in the ditch. Weber was ejected and flown by Air Evac to the University Hospital in Columbia with serious injuries. Also Saturday, September 22nd at approximately 11:00 p.m. a one vehicle accident occurred 4 miles east of South Gifford on Highway 156 when a 1998 Chevrolet S10, driven by Marvin Vroom, age 59 of Elmer, Missouri traveled off the north side of the roadway, struck a stop sign and an embankment. The truck overturned and came to rest in the roadway. Vroom was flown to University Hospital in Columbia by Life Flight with serious injuries. The MSHP was assisted by the Macon County Ambulance, Macon County Rescue Squad and the La Plata Fire Department.

Regional audiences look forward to the fall shows presented by the Maples Repertory Theatre company in Macon, Missouri. Tucked in amongst area football games and craft festivals the Maples Rep has carved out a place for quality theatre and good oldfashioned entertainment. The fall season will open with the award-winning Driving Miss Daisy on October 12 and an audience favorite The Honky Tonk Angels will be added a week later on October 19. Todd Davison, Artistic Director for the Maples Rep says, “We are really pleased to be able to add a show to our fall season. Driving Miss Daisy is just one of the best plays to be written in the last

25 years or so and Ted Swindley who created Always Patsy Cline and now The Honky Tonk Angels knows just how to give us musical stage reviews that make us happy.” Davison adds, “Also we have been so fortunate to contract outstanding casts for these productions. We have Maples veterans like Sally Eaton playing Miss Daisy and Cheyenne Nelson as one of the Angels and Brandon McShaffrey one of our favorite directors will be back to direct The Honky Tonk Angels. We are really excited about the way the fall season is coming together.” Driving Miss Daisy is a memorable story about a 72-year-old Jewish widow,

who in 1948, very reluctantly accepts the services of Hoke, her long-suffering driver. Over the years their relationship grows strong as they each realize they each need the other. The Honky Tonk Angels is a hilarious story about three good ole gals who follow their dreams to Nashville. Songs include “Stand By Your Man,” “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” “9 to 5,” “I Will Always Love You,” and “Harper Valley PTA.” Whether you are a country music fan or just like to hear good songs with a story, you will fall in love with these “Honky Tonk Angels.” The Honky Tonk Angels and Driving Miss Daisy comprise a fast fall repertory sea-

son for the Maples. Driving Miss Daisy closes October 28 and The Honky Tonk Angels closes November 4. In between and after the Maples Rep main stage productions are the standard crowd pleasers: Afterglows, homemade desserts at Intermission, and Sunday lunch. The Afterglows are free and the desserts and Sunday meals are family-priced. For more information and to order tickets call the Maples Box Office at 660-3852924, order online at www., or go by the theatre located on corner of Rubey and Vine in downtown Macon, Missouri. Current fall-season box office hours are Tues.-Thurs. 10-2.

THREE TRAVEL TO COLUMBIA FOR DISTRICT CHOIR This past Saturday three LHS choir students traveled to Hickman High School in order to audition for the Northeast Missouri All-District Choir. Students were required to perform a prepared solo, as well as to identify key signatures and sight read two vocal selections. Gage Lynch, freshman at La Plata R-II, was selected to represent the school as a member of the performing ensemble. Andrew Murphy, music director for the La Plata school

district, says “the event was a positive learning experience for all who participated, myself included.” Lynch will now return to Columbia on November 3rd for a day of rehearsals and a 5 pm performance at Hickman High School. The concerts are open to the public, and all are encouraged to attend. Pictured above are this year’s participants; (L-R) Jessica Davison, Gage Lynch, and Mona Draken.


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Last weeks had a few several guesses, which were all correct. Sharron Burns was the first to guess Bobby and Verna Buck and children. Also submitting correct guesses were Anita Lene Tom and Janis Mitten, Paula Thompson, Lewis Gene Wilson and Roma Rodriquez. We also had an incorrect guess of Vernon and Betty Ruth Hunsaker. Submit your guess for this weeks photo and try to win a $5.00 Gift Certificate to the Chew Choo Cafe at the La Plata Pharmacy! If you have pictures of old time memories, whether it be people, landmarks, etc. we’d love to have them.

CASEY STEELE AND ALLI McLAUGHLIN John and Lori McLaughlin of Altamont, Missouri and Rusty and Jackie Steele of La Plata are proud to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their children, Alli McLaughlin and Casey Steele, both of St. Joseph, Missouri. Alli has earned a BA in Graphic De-

sign and a BFA in Photography and is employed as a photographer at Double E. Images in St. Joseph. Casey earned a BS in Electrical Engineering from Mo. Western and is employed as a systems engineer at Altec in St. Joseph. The couple will exchange vows on October 13, 2012 in St. Joseph, Missouri.

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Gary R. Magers

Donna Lynne Burnett

Zelma Oreva Cook

Gary Richard Magers, age 74 of rural Macon, Missouri and formerly of Moberly and Independence passed away Saturday (September 15, 2012) at the Samaritan Hospital in Macon, Missouri. Gary was born July 28, 1938 in rural La Plata, Missouri the son of Harold R. and Mary R. Wiggans Magers. On May 26, 1960 in Moberly he was united in marriage to Patricia Ann Kempf, who preceded him in death on November 14, 1994. Also preceding him in death were his parents, one sister and brother-in-law, Ardith and David Downey and his mother-in-law, Delores Roe. He is survived by two nieces, Kelly Browning and fiancé, Bill Anderson and Shelly Elliott and husband, Prentice, all of Atlanta, Missouri; two nephews, Jeff Dailey and wife, Lisa of Foristell and Greg Dailey and wife, Kelli of Tulsa, Oklahoma; one sister-in-law, Bonnie Dailey and husband, Roger of Emery, South Dakota; four great-nephews, Jake, Devin, Mathew and Spencer; one great-niece, Scarlett; several cousins; and other relatives and friends. Gary was a 1956 graduate of Atlanta High School. After graduation he worked with his father at Magers Standard Service in Moberly. He later worked for several yeas as a Sales Representative for Dolly Madison Bakery. He served in the Army National Guard, was a member of the Moose Lodge in Moberly and enjoyed hunting, fishing and visiting with friends. Services were held Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. at Cater Funeral Home Chapel in Moberly, Missouri with Committal Prayers and Interment in the Memorial Park Cemetery with Brother Jim Bolin of Macon officiating. Casketbearers were Jeff Dailey, Greg Dailey, Prentice Elliott, Danny Herrin, Ron Keune, Bill Anderson, Billy Anderson and Justin Anderson. Honorary bearers were JR Tipton, Gary Lagle and Bob King.

Donna Lynne Burnett, age 81 of La Plata, Missouri, passed away Thursday, September 20, 2012 at her home. Born September 14, 1931 near LaCrosse, Missouri, she was the daughter of Roscoe and Gladys B. (Sappington) Miller. On July 4, 1949 in Memphis, Missouri, she married Gerold Burnett who preceded her in death on March 3, 2004. Also preceding her in death were her parents and one brother, Edwin “Chub” Miller. Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Marsha Burnett of Bloomington, Illinois and Richard and Michelle Burnett of Magnolia, Texas; one daughter and son-in-law, Gayle and Larry McDowell of Waukee, Iowa; one brother, Clifford “Shorty” Miller and wife Donna of Moberly, Missouri; one sister-in-law, Jan Miller of Macon, Missouri; five grandchildren, Brandon, Aaron, Kelsee, Ted, and Annie Burnett; and three great grandchildren, Ryle and Harper Riddlesperger, and Peyton Burnett. Donna lived all of her life in the Gifford, Sue City, and La Plata communities. She was a 1949 graduate of the La Plata High School. She was a member of the La Plata Ladies Golf Association. Donna loved playing golf and especially taking care of her grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, September 24, 2012 at Travis Funeral Chapel. Burial was in the Chariton Grove Cemetery west of La Plata, Missouri.

Zelma Oreva Cook, age 85 of La Plata, Missouri, passed away Sunday, September 16, 2012 at the Samaritan Hospital in Macon, Missouri. Born August 9, 1927 in Youngstown, Missouri, she was the daughter of William and Myrtle (Iaiser) Stewart. On September 10, 1950 in Kirksville, Missouri, she married Herbert Cook who preceded her in death on July 9, 2006. Also preceding her in death were her parents; one daughter, Peggy Ann Swann; one son, Troy Cook; four brothers and three sisters. Surviving are five sons, Tom Cook, Kenny Cook, Daniel Cook and wife Kathy, all of Gifford, Missouri, David Cook of Kirksville, Missouri, and John Cook and wife Barb of Unionville, Missouri; five daughters, Patty Purvis and husband Terry of Kellogg, Iowa, Fran Tipton and husband Larry of Elmer, Missouri, Debbie Broadus of La Plata, Missouri, Lori Phillips of Bevier, Missouri, and Lisa Schultz of Gifford, Missouri; one brother, Bill Stewart of North Richland Hills, Texas; two sisters, Lois Foutch of Macon, Missouri and Betty Correll of Cookeville, Tennessee; and many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. Zelma moved to Gifford, Missouri from Ewing, Missouri in 1976. She attended the Elmer Baptist Church. She enjoyed working, gardening, and spending time with her family. Zelma was a devoted and loving mother and wife. Graveside services were at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at the Canaday Cemetery, northwest of La Plata, Missouri under the direction of Travis Funeral Chapel, La Plata, Missouri. Pallbearers were her sons, including David Baker.

Local Director Gets $10,000 Grant Jackie Eaton of Kirksville was just announced as the grand prize winner of the Ameren Missouri Powers Change grant program! Eaton will receive a $10,000 grant for her local

charity, the Adair County Humane Society. In August, Eaton was selected as one of ten finalists from across the state, and garnered the most votes on Facebook to win the grand prize.

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Gifford Has Temporary Increase In Population The Village of Gifford experienced a surge in the number of people present this weekend with the Chariton Valley Rally. On Friday night the Crossroads Band, consisting of Derrick Gunnels, Leon Shears and Rob Bristow, entertained the group. Breakfast was served Saturday morning by the Elmer Fire Department. The motorcycles held a Poker Run with about 40 bikes running to New Boston, New Cambria, Bevier, La Plata and back to Gifford. Saturday night they had a Hog Roast and a large community dinner. In the evening J.H. Rhodes acted as the D.J. in the Gifford park. Sunday morning brought coffee in the park and a 10 am

Macon PD Makes Drug Arrest

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Officers of the Macon Police Department and North Missouri Drug Task Force obtained and executed a search warrant for narcotics at 403 North Missouri Street in Macon. During the execution of the warrant, officers seized drug paraphernalia, marijuana, methamphetamine, firearms and evidence indicating the intention to distribute controlled substance. Three suspects were arrested and transported to the Macon Police Department and were later taken to the Macon County Jail where they were placed on 24hour hold. A 43-year old

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Wow, what a weekend. The weather has turned from cold to colder. If you are sitting in a certain spot, the sun will keep you toasty, but if the clouds move the cold is almost too much. I was so excited for the weekend to get here and to take a two day vacation over at Memphis, where I planned to participate in the Council of the Oaks annual ride and camping weekend. However, on Friday evening after we arrived in Memphis, I guess a flu bug caught me and I became a tad ill overnight and was unable to ride on Saturday. But, I did sit by the campfire and catch up with my friends Paul and Kathy and made a couple new friends, Angela and Pam. Its great to be able to just sit back and smile while making new friends and getting in touch with friends you haven’t seen for awhile. Over 42 recreational vehicles from Iowa, Indiana and Missouri took out on the ride Saturday and a couple stragglers added in later with over 100 people gathering to share the annual weekend with Grizz and his family. The group rode for over 4 hours and finally showed back up at camp for a great fire that we had been stoking all day, just to keep us warm as the breeze was way too chilly, but the weather was wonderful. A carryin meal is always enjoyed by everyone and this year the “camp hash� was extremely awesome. I can’t tell ya what’s in it, it’s a secret. LOL On Sunday it was a new day and I felt great. Rode a while with my sweetheart on the ATV and enjoyed the wildlife and fresh air finding deer tracks, fox tracks, turkey feathers and hawk feathers. And as always before the ride, I was the donut cinnamon/ sugar shaker girl for my buddy Grizz, who makes his homemade biscuits every year. This year, Grizz decided we would make a huge quantity and came out with a clear plastic industrial size trash bag, telling me to fill it up with cinnamon and sugar. LOL, what a funny guy. But, the look on my face, I’m sure “priceless� and he laughed and said, just kidding and handed me a Ziploc baggie. LOL, haha Grizz. I didn’t believe you

JEFFCOAT anyway. We had a new addition to breakfast this year, bacon deep fried in funnel cake batter and then we dipped it in syrup. It was great. You should try it sometime. After the weekend was over we headed home to unpack and unwind and as usual, hit the bed early! But, I wanted to let you know, that I DID NOT crash, I DID NOT break any bones, I DID NOT have a flat, but I DID have a great time, Thanks Grizz! On the other side of our world here at the paper, Randy was busy over the weekend bouncing from town to town with events from Atlanta to La Plata to Gifford and he did an excellent job hitting it all. This week not much is going on, but keep your eyes open for the end of the year BB/SB stats. Junior High BB will be starting up soon and the Truman Homecoming will be in October. The Young Farmer’s Tractor Pull will be October 6th and I will find myself coming and going that day as we are also having Sara’s Baby Shower that afternoon. Time is going fast for her last trimester and Baby Lee will be here soon. I’m so excited. The flu has been hitting us hard, as Quinci Jo has it and is on some breathing treatments and her mom felt the effects for a couple days, but finally shook it before handing it down to me I guess. But all is well and hopefully everyone will be feeling better before the weather gets cold for good. I did pick some green tomatoes from my dads garden on Sunday, (he wasn‘t home, so don‘t tell him, hehe) wanted to get them before the cold did. Plan on frying those up this week sometime, if time allows. Won’t be as good as my mama’s but, nothing ever is. Keep It Kool, Bec

Lines are being checked as this little one and her father are catching a mess of fish during the ride at Council of the Oaks.



Pastor’s Corner

Contrary Winds

Change must be a bad word. I say that because very few of us like change. We hang on to what we have now or what we had in the past to try to keep change from happening. But some of us want to know Jesus more. We want a deeper relationship than what we have right now. We cannot have it both ways. We cannot hang on so tight to what we have that we don’t let go and also know Jesus better. By knowing Jesus we are not the same people we were before we knew him. Not if we really know him and not just know about him. There is a difference. It’s like the difference between knowing about ice cream and actually experiencing ice cream as we eat some of it. When we eat some of the ice cream, we want more. We want to eat all of it in our bowl. And then we want more ice cream. When we really know Jesus, when we experience Jesus in our lives, we want to know more of Jesus. When we know Jesus, we want to be like him. So we change. Jesus said in the Gospel of Mark, “All who want

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THOMAS to come after me must say no to themselves, take up their cross and follow me. All who want to save their lives will lose them. But all who lose their loves because of me and because of the good news will save them.� We cannot follow Jesus and not be changed. By following him, our outlook on life will change. Our view of other people will change. Our view on money will change. Our desires will change, They will no longer be the desires of the world but will be the desires of God. Pastor Denzil Thomas Atlanta, Mt. Zion, La Plata United Methodist Churches


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Garden Club Meets Garden club met at the home of Margaret Kincaid September 17th at 1:30 pm. Meeting was called to order by Irene Osborn,President. Pledge of allegiance to the U.S. Flag and Mo. State Flag was repeated by 9 members. Roll call was answered by where would you shop if money was no object. Old business: Finished plans for the Birthday Party at the nursing home. Mary Plumlee and Irene Osborn are bringing cakes. Mary Plumlee the prizes. New business: Make a 5 dollar donation to treasurer instead of having a booth Labor Day Weekend. Treasurers report: $158.73. Donna Kelly had a birthday. Penny drill was won by Mary Plumlee. Program on Where Lilies grow was given by Irene Osborn. Word Game was played by all. Donna Kelly won. All received a prize . Meeting adjourned and hostess served refreshments.

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The disciples were trying to cross the Sea of Galilee but making no progress because a storm had developed. Writing about this trauma, Matthew says the wind was contrary. “The boat was in the middle of the sea, tossed by the waves for the wind was contrary.� (Matthew 14:24) The word contrary means opposing, opposite, uncooperative, even defiant. I like football. The goal of each team is to carry the ball across a line 100 yards away. Sounds simple enough, except there is a group on the other end of the field whose goal is to make sure you can’t carry the ball across their line. One might say the opposing team is contrary. Ideally, such athletic contests teach us about life. Some contrary force meets almost every human effort. Few of us remember learning to walk, but that elementary achievement was opposed by an extraordinary power— gravity. Perhaps you can remember learning to write. Do you recall how uncooperative your hand was? Indeed, the hand is still uncooperative for many. Considering the contrary character of life, it is easy to grow weary and lazy. Why should we try? Everything takes so much effort. Why not just

let “stuff� happen? Some ask, “Why does God make life so hard? Why didn’t He make us like little robots so everyone had to do what they were programmed to do?� Even God’s wishes for us, i.e. spiritual plans, seem to contrive contrary winds. Jesus said God’s way is narrow and difficult to follow. Perhaps the account in Matthew’s gospel can help us. The disciples were following Jesus’ instructions to meet Him on the other side of the sea. One would think if the Lord told you to do something, He would remove the obstacles. Yet, God allowed a storm to develop as the disciples obeyed. Let us note two truths. First, calm seas do not make good sailors. Character is shaped by facing difficulties. Peter Marshall noted, “When we long for life without difficulties, we should remember great oaks are developed by contrary winds.� The second truth we note about the disciples’ experience on the sea is when they needed Him, Jesus appeared. At first, they could not believe it; but He came to their rescue. When the winds of life become contrary, remember Jesus said, “Lo, I am with you always.� (Matthew 28:20)

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La Plata City Water Gets $3.00 Minimum Raise

Six people died in traffic crashes during the 2012 Labor Day holiday weekend. Last year, there were 13 fatalities. The 2012 counting period ran from 6 p.m., Friday, August 31, through 11:59 p.m., Monday, September 3, 2012. During this period, the Patrol investigated 201 traffic crashes, which included 144 injuries and four of the six fatalities. Troopers made 147 arrests for driving while intoxicated in 2012, compared to 175 arrests last year. (Note: in 2011, troopers investigated 259 crashes, which included 135 injuries and nine of the 13 fatalities.) There were no boating fatalities over the 2012 Labor Day holiday. Troopers investigated three boating crashes involving one injury. One person drowned in Missouri’s waterways. Troopers also arrested seven people for boating while intoxicated over the weekend. During the 2011 Labor Day weekend, officers investigated 14 boating crashes, which included six injuries and two fatalities. Two people drowned and 19 people were arrested for boating while intoxicated during last year’s Labor Day weekend.


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The La Plata City Council met in regular session on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 with the following present: Mayor Charles Thompson, Alderman Bill Adams, Alderman Dennis Jones, Alderman Sean Herron, Alderman Trent Perry, City Administrator Dickie Brown and City Clerk Bobbie Jacques. Alderman Perry made a motion and seconded by Alderman Jones to approve the consent agenda. On a call by the chair for ayes and nays there were 4 ayes and 0 nays. The motion carried. Mayor and Board Committee Reports: Park and Recreation – Randy Dore Alderman Jones made a motion and seconded by Alderman Herron to accept the resignation submitted by Randy Dore from the Park and Recreation Board. On a call by the chair for ayes and nays there were 4 ayes and 0 nays. The motion carried. Financial Report: Administrator Brown informed the Board of Aldermen the city dump truck number three was currently unusable due to

a mechanical breakdown. He goes on to remark that the repairs would cost approximately $3,000.00. Old Business: Administrator Brown provided an update on the generator installation. He commented that the generators and the commercial grid are not on the same phase (cycle). Mr. Brown explained this condition is easily corrected, but will require a brief city-wide power outage. City hall will be sending letters to all residents and commercial customers with additional details. Administrator Brown informed the Board of Aldermen that Adair County Public Water District had raised their water rates by nine percent. He noted that the city has not adjusted their water rates to compensate for the increase. After discussion Alderman Adams made a motion and seconded by Alderman Perry to increase the minimum water rate from $13.67 to $16.67 to cover the rate increase from Adair County Public Water and finance future water line upgrades. On a call by the chair for ayes and nays there were 4 ayes and 0 nays. The motion

carried. Administrator Brown reviewed the contract submitted by Veolia ES Solid Waste Midwest, LLC. New Business: Administrator Brown informed the Board of Aldermen the Carnival sponsored by the La Plata Promotional Committee during the Soybean Festival, had used $404.00 in electricity. Mr. Brown felt the Citizens of La Plata should not be responsible for the electricity used by the carnival staff’s personal recreational vehicles or campers. Alderman Jones made a motion and seconded by Alderman Herron to bill the La Plata Promotional Committee for the electricity used by the Carnival. On a call by the chair for ayes and nays there were 4 ayes and 0 nays. The motion carried. Aldermen Dennis Jones informed the Board of Aldermen Gary Simmons had received the standard leak adjustment given by the City, but was requesting an additional adjustment regarding his sewer charge. No action was taken. Bud Moore Sidewalk Request - Administrator

Brown submitted a proposal for sidewalk reimbursement for Bud Moore. It was the consensus of the Board of Aldermen Mr. Moore had not followed the correct protocol for sidewalk reimbursement and no action was taken. Ordinances: Bill No. 2012-07 Authorizing the Mayor of La Plata, Missouri to sign a contract with Veolia ES Solid Waste Midwest, LLC 1st reading by title only. Alderman Adams made a motion and seconded by Alderman Perry to approve Bill No. 201207. The vote as follows: Alderman Herron – aye, Alderman Jones – aye, Alderman Perry – aye and Alderman Adams – aye. The motion carried. 2nd reading by title only. Alderman Jones made a motion and seconded by Alderman Herron to approve Bill No. 2012-07. The vote as follows: Alderman Herron – aye, Alderman Jones – aye, Alderman Perry – aye and Alderman Adams – aye. The motion carried. Adjournment: With no further business Mayor Thompson closed the meeting at 7:30 p.m.


of beginning and platted as the Southeast corner of Lot “A” ad to the aforesaid Waller’s Second Addition and adjoining the Fletcher Addition, thence North 280.4 feet to point on the East side of Lot One (1) Fletcher’s Addition, thence along the said Lot line 15.3 feet to the old axle marking the Northeast comer of the said Lot One (1) of Fletcher’s Addition; thence East along the South right of way line to the Route 36 Spur, 164.15 feet to a concrete right of way marker, thence around the arc of a radius 79.2 feet a chord distance of 102.45 feet to the right and a concrete right of way marker thence 230 feet South, Southeasterly to an iron pin right of way marker, thence West 284.75 feet to the true point of beginning, all in the City of Macon, Macon County, Missouri MORE CORRECTLY DESCRIBED AS A tract of land described as beginning at the Northwest corner of the Southwest Quarter of the Section Sixteen (16), Township Fifty Seven (57) North, Range Fourteen (14) West of the Fifth Principal Meridian, the corner being marked by a stone; chaining South along the Section

line 1069.23 feet, thence East along the South Side of Waller’s Second Addition to the City of Macon, Missouri, 939.2 feet to an iron post to a true point of beginning and platted as the Southeast corner of Lot “A” added to the aforesaid Waller’s Second Addition and adjoining the Fletcher Addition, thence North 280.4 feet to point on the East side of Lot One (1) Fletcher’s Addition, thence along the said Lot line 15.3 feet to the old axle marking the Northeast comer of the said Lot One (1) of Fletcher’s Addition; thence East along the South right of way line to the Route 36 Spur, 164.15 feet to a concrete right of way marker, thence around the arc of a radius 79.2 feet a chord distance of 102.45 feet to the right and a concrete right of way marker thence 230 feet South, Southeasterly to an iron pin right of way marker, thence West 284.75 feet to the true point of beginning, all in the City of Macon, Macon County, Missouri., commonly known as 411 North Wentz Street, Macon, MO, 63552 subject to all prior easements, restrictions, reservations, covenants and encumbrances

now of record, if any, to satisfy the debt and costs.

For default in the payment of debt secured by a deed of trust executed by Stephen L Keithly and Bonnie Lynn Keithly, dated August 4, 2005, and recorded on August 9, 2005, Document No. 20051860, in Book No. 862, at Page 223 in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, Macon County, Missouri, the undersigned Successor Trustee will on October 18, 2012, at 4:00 PM, at the South Front Door of the Macon County Courthouse, Macon, Missouri, sell at public vendue to the highest bidder for cash: A tract of land described as beginning at the Northwest corner of the Southwest Quarter of the Section Sixteen (16), Township Fifty Seven (57) North, Range Fourteen (14) West of the Fifth Principal Meridian, the corner being marked by a stone; chaining South along the Section line 1069.23 feet, thence East along the South Side of Waller’s Second Addition to the City of Macon, Missouri, 939.2 feet to an iron post to a true point

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While a judge I heard many matters in which Rick Tucker appeared as an attorney. Rick impressed me as an attorney who was prepared, conscientious and knew the law. Retired, I no longer practice law, but my friends do tell me he still exhibits those qualities as a judge, as well as bring very fair. That is why I endorse

Rick Tucker for

Circuit Judge. Dan Bollow Paid for by citizens to retain Judge Tucker, Gary Wallace, treasurer




James D. Smiser, Successor Trustee First Publication: September 26, 2012. For more information, visit www. NOTICE Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, 15 U.S.C. §1692c(b), no information concerning the collection of this debt may be given without the prior consent of the consumer given directly to the debt collector or the express permission of a court of competent jurisdiction. The debt collector is attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose (Casefile No. 142867 / Invoice No. 142867-577143). Dates of publication: September 26, October 3, 10 and 17, 2012.

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by Sharron Burns


The Macon County OATS Volunteer Support Committee met Monday, September 17 in Macon. The meeting was called to order by Chairperson Mary Clark, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. Treasurer Norma Benson gave the financial report. Mary asked for donations for Best Choice labels, birthday money, and the No Show Fundraiser. There were sixteen volunteers present as well as Steven Russon, OATS driver. Details were finalized for the trip to Jamesport on Saturday, September 22. A trip to Arbela is still being planned for Friday, October 19. A few seats are still available. The OATS bus will leave Macon Friday afternoon and returning to Macon approximately 8:00 P.M. A trip is also planned for Thursday, November 15 to Booneville, leaving Macon at 8:30 A.M. and returning by 5:00 P.M. Lunch is in-

cluded in the fare. Anyone interested in OATS Contract trips may call Norma Benson at 660-385-7734 or OATS, Inc. Northeast Regional Office at 800654-6287. Betty Smith and Kathy Vivian of the Nominating Committee reported that there would be 21 volunteers listed on the ballot at the Macon County OATS, Inc. Annual Meeting to be held October 15. Officers for 2013 will also be nominated and voted on at the meeting. All Macon County OATS riders and supporters are eligible to vote. Macon County OATS Meetings are held the third Monday of each month at 10:00 A.M. in the OATS, Inc. Northeast Office at 3006 Jim’s Road, Macon, and are open to the public. Call 800-654-6287, Monday through Friday, by 3:00 P.M. for a ride to the meeting. OATS buses are handicapped-accessible and available for the rural general public.

by Marsha Hammons

Kirby Harpster of Warrenton spent last Sunday overnight with Dolores Harpster after attending the 50th wedding anniversary celebration of Bill and Mary Beldon. Carolyn Hill of Clarence visited Marsha Hammons Friday afternoon. Sam and Stephanie Marsh , Kelton, Colt, McKaylynn, and Samantha visited Basil and Marsha Hammons Sunday afternoon. Bianca Carnahan spent

the weekend with Lynn and Mary Carnahan. Ronnie and Beth Garnett, Grady, Jill and Courtney watched Mick Garnett play ball at Quincy Saturday. Mae Graham, Rhoda, Graham, and Dustin Magers went to Kirksville Friday to get Rhoda’s new eye glasses. Dustin Magers spent the day Saturday with Rhoda Graham.

TOPS MO877 La Plata met Tuesday, September 18th at 6:00 p.m. in the La Plata Christian Church fellowship hall with 6 members weighing in. Gail led the meeting. Best TOPS loser was Barb Y. with Janet as runner-up. Best KOPS loser was Veva read “The Magic Land of 7 Pounds Over and 3 Pounds Under,� explaining KOPS 10 pound leeway. Janet made and demonstrated her “Bulletin Board of Weight Loss� using articles and clippings explaining different tips on eating, exercising and seeking support, such as TOPS. Janet will bring the board weekly for reminding and review. Barbara

G. gave a short lesson on “6 Simple Ways to Slim Down.� The best way to start is to make small simple changes in your lifestyle. Eat from smaller plates, drink more water, get enough rest and sleep, eat more slowly to taste your food and to eat your snacks with non-dominate hand, making you more conscious of your intake. Our weekly challenge is to call one member to remind them of TOPS Bingo next meeting and to encourage them in their weight-loss journey. Anyone interested in visiting or joining TOPS is welcome. For more information call Gail at 660651-3025.

by Pam Burris

The community would like to extend its sympathy to the families of Zelma Cook, Earl Neumann and William (Iron Will) Jacobs. The community would like to wish Joe Weber and Marvin Vroom a speedy recovery from their accidents over the weekend. Dean and Pam Burris spent Thursday night through Saturday morning with Mike, Melanie, Mady and Maddox Tipton in Trenton. Roger, Betty, and Matt Tipton spent Thursday night through Friday evening with them. Afternoon visitors were Tommy and Karen Baker from Macon. They all came to watch Mady Tipton in the Homecoming Parade Friday and Mady

was the princess. Elmer Baptist Church had 19 in attendance Sunday for Sunday school and 23 for worship service. Pastor Zach preached from Matthew 24: 15-31, Weeping and Rejoicing, Mourning and Majesty. Remember the community revival Sunday night, September 30 through Wednesday, October at 6 p.m. at the Elmer City Park. Pastor Zach will preach Sunday and Tuesday nights and Bro. David Mason, pastor of the Elmer Christian Church will preach Monday and Wednesday nights. There will be special music each night and food. All are welcome.

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Jeff and Jennifer Hall, Carrie Gregory, Debbie and Larry Fredman. They celebrated Roberts’s birthday. W.R., Eddie Buck, David Flickinger, along with Kyle, Brenda Smith and Dillion Vorhees traveled to Wichita, KS to race with the Ozark Mountain Super Shifters at Wichita International Raceway. Kyle won the consolation race in his 92 Garand Prix beating Dave Keeling from Davenport in the famous “Warlock� Camano. W.R. lost a race in the semi-finals which resulted in a 3rd place finish. Luckily Wichita was still standing not like Lawrence when the James Gang was there. While in Wichita they also visited Chuck and Mindy Lene.

A special Thank You to the La Plata Soybean Festival Committee giving us the privilege and honor of being Grand Marshalls at the parade. Special Thanks to Sally Moore and Dusty Sawyer for presentation of the plaque. God Bless and keep you all. Ronnie Brown of Linwood, KS was invited over night guests of Loren Pippin last week and also visited Peggy and Jerry Thomas and Larry Voyles. Sunday dinner guests of Stella and Janet Tuggle were Willie, Mary, Cassie, Hagen, Laura, Ryan, Toni, Maddie, Haley, Hunter, and Greg Tuggle, and Loren Pippin. Susie Tuggle was an afternoon visitor. Sunday dinner guests of Robert and Garna Fredman were William Fredman, Marquerite Hodges,


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MaKenzie Beautte and Sharron Burns worked on 4-H secretary’s book Wednesday at La Plata Library. Atalpal 2 club helped with the Blood Drive at La Plata Christian Church on Monday. Richard Burns attended the LHS baseball game Friday evening. Sharron Burns met Amy Burns in Moberly Friday evening. They enjoyed a meal at Funny Pages. Nathaniel Iman again delivered the Sunday message at Gifford Christian Church. Attending were Dean and Marietta Slaughter, Rich and Sharron Burns, Chad, Amanda, Claire, and Morgan Belfield, Leighton and Kim Shoop, Roger Jarman. Sympathies extended to the Zelma Cook and Donna Miller Burnett families at their time of need.

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We arose with 35 degree temperatures Sunday morning. The prediction of up to the 70’s during the day this week. Fall has officially arrived. Farmers are finishing shelling corn and few will be combining beans by the end of the week. Terri Perry was a Saturday evening visitor of Dean and Marietta Slaughter. Kevin and Trevor Pipes visited Marilyn Sinnock this weekend. Lana Daniels visited her parents, Mary and Roger Jarman, Sunday. Sunday evening guests of David and Connie Gunnels included Christy Bristow, Timerrick and Jennifer Gunnels, Nikisha and Kady Couch and Beth Hayes. Carol Bryant visited Marilyn Sinnock this week. Denise and Brady Watson of Blue Springs were weekend visitors of Steve and Ronda Van Hara.







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Atlanta Community Enjoys Fun Days The 3rd Annual Atlanta Fun Days were held over the past weekend. The baby show was held on Saturday.

Winners in the 0-3 month category were: Boys - 1st Place, Mirek O’Haver, son of Abby Smithson and Michael O’Haver , 2nd Place - Bentley Shears, son of Tresa Licht and Cody Shears and 3rd Place - Emmett Kirkpatrick, son of Kim Sizemore and Tyson Kirkpatrick.

Winners in the 4-7 month category were: Boys - 1st Place, Hayden Sears, son of Krystal and Eric Sears and 2nd Place, Fallan Compton, son of Jessica Compton of Macon.

Winners in the 4-7 month category were: Girls 1st Place, Alleigh Myers, daughter of Joseph and Kaydee Myers and 2nd Place, Rylee Lewis, daughter of Colt and Shannon Lewis of La Plata.

Winner in the 8-12 month category were: Boys - 1st Place, Mattew Miller, son of Adam and Chelsea Miller.

Winners in the 13-16 month category were: Girls, 1st Place, Renee Waner, daughter of Haley Vanskike, 2nd Place, Chloe Harris, daughter of Linsey Whitley, 3rd Place Tie, Hattie Stull, daughter of Stephen and Jennifer Stull and Ansley Boone, daughter of Jason and Maria Boone.

Winners in the 17-24 month category were: Girls, 1st Place, Aubree Newland, daughter of Candace Hettinger and Trevor Newland and 2nd Place, Natalee Davis, daughter of Josh Petree and Lindsey Hudcz.


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LOCAL SPORTS La Plata Bulldog Softball On Winning Streak


by Coach Ken Jett Tuesday, September 18th the girls traveled to Novinger for a conference game us the Wildcats coming away with a 15-2 win. Makay Belt was the winning pitcher and also went 3 for 5 at the plate with 2 triples and a double. Everyone contributed with hits for a great conference win. On Friday, September 21st we hosted Linn County. The girls played a great game with a big conference win of 8-4 and move to 4-1 in conference. Makay Belt was the

winning pitcher. Elizabeth Janes added a tripel and 3 RBI’s. Saturday the girls traveled to Schuyler County for a tournament. First round action saw the girls facing Milan. They played a good game and it was well pitched by freshman, Sam Jett and a home run from Taylor Snodgrass but ended with a loss of 7-4. In the second game for consolation vs. conference rival Brashear the girls came away with a a win of 8-4 with Makay Belt winning as the thrower and Taylor Snodgrass and Molly Safley each added bit hits.

SCHUYLER COUNTY TOURNEY The La Plata Classic Baseball Tourney was held on Saturday. The Atlanta Hornets took the Consolation Trophy.


The Brashear Lady Tigers participated in the Schuyler County Softball Tourney on Saturday. At left a tag is being played on a Schuyler County Lady Ram. The Brashear Lady Tigers played the Bevier Lady Wildcats last week. A run down was encountered during the game.


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