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Featured business this week: Martin’s Lock and Key. See Page 3A

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Thursday, January 3, 2013

Highlanders appear in Gator Bowl

ELECTION FILINGS Filing to date for the April 2, 2013 election has been light, according to the Lewis County Clerk’s office. The Lewis County Nursing Home board Cheryl Lowe of LaGrange, Canton RV Fire, Terry Fretwell and Canton Special Road for board member is William Paulsen. As of December 26, no one has signed up for Ambulance in District One or District Six; Nursing Home Dist Six; Health Department; Dickerson Special Road, LaGrange Special Road, WLCFPD, Lewistown City Alderman, north and south ward and Canton RV School board.

HIGHLAND TOURNAMENT The Highland Tournament action continues this weekend with the championship girls game at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 5 followed by the boys championship game at 7:30 p.m. Teams entered into the tourney include the host team Highland, Canton, Palmyra, South Shelby, Clark County, Macon and Knox County. As always the Highland Tournament is an opportunity to see some of northeast Missouri’s finest talent. Canton Tigers claimed the top seed in the boys bracket and Palmyra girls is seeded first.

TOP CAT TROPHY The second annual Top Cat trophy will be presented to the winner of the Highland and Canton boys and girls game at Canton on Jan. 8. The PressNews Journal is sponsoring the annual trophy competition that promotes the friendly competition between the two Lewis County Schools. The traveling trophy will be presented at the end of each game. Last year, both Highland teams took the honor on their home court.

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The Marching Highlanders from Highland High School were scheduled to appear at the Taxslayer Gator Bowl on Jan. 1. The group left from Ewing on Dec. 28 and traveled to Jacksonville, Florida. The band is one of seven bands from across the country to be invited to the Gator Bowl. Pictures and articles about the band’s trip will appear in a future edition. The group had several fundraisers over the past year to help with expenses.

Letter received from General Schwarzkopf BY RITA COX Reporter

Russell Heindselman of LaGrange shares a letter he received in 1991 from General Norman Schwarzkopf. Schwarzkopf, who died Dec. 27 at the age of 78. He is being remembered most famously for driving Saddam Hussein’s forces out of Kuwait during the Gulf War, for his impressive military record, his intelligence, and his warmth and dedication to fellow service members.

Heindselman sent the General a poem that he had written titled “America, Just Waitn’ For Me which was written in the same tone as Heindselman’s poem, Missouri, Just Waitn’ For Me and Schwarzkopf sent a thank you letter to Heindselman that read as follows: Dear Mr. Heindselman, Thank you so much for the supportive letter and the framed poem. As you may know, I love to read poetry; it relaxes me after a long day’s work. I

truly enjoyed reading yours and I assure you it will find a prominent place with my most cherished mementoes. We in the military truly appreciated the tremendous outpouring of encouragement by the American people during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. This kind of support was the foundation and driving force behind our success and why we are proud to be serving our country and its citizens. Thank you again for

ACCIDENT CLAIMS LIFE Andrew Michael Raleigh, 32, died from injuries resulting from felling a tree in an accident on December 27.

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your support and the poem. Remember, you and all of the patriotic Americans like you gave the troops in the Middle East strength through the knowledge that their country was fully behind them. Sincerely, H. Norman Schwarzkopf The letter head show a flag with four stars and says Commander in Chief, United States Central Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida and is dated May 17, 1991.








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Riverisde view of Ursa Farmers Coop

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Ursa Farmers Coop construction continues on the river side of the facility. This view shows the view from near the bank of the Mississippi River. The conveyor is several hundred feet in length and will transport grain from the elevators to be loaded onto barges.

Brock McArdle, Lewis County Conservation officer, drops off bundles of deer meat that were donated by hunters to the Canton Food Pantry. Hundreds of pounds of venison helped needy families over the holiday season. McArdle will soon be leaving his post as conservation officer after six years of service to Lewis County.

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Invasive plant workshop to be held in LaGrange The Missouri Department of Conservation and the LaGrange Garden Club will be conducting an Invasive Plant Workshop on Monday, Jan. 7, 2013. The event will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the LaGrange City Hall, City Council Chambers, 114 Main St. Refreshments will follow. John Pinkowski, Private Land Conservationist from the Missouri Department

of Conservation in Edina, will conduct the workshop. Identification and control of invasive plants will be the focus of the workshop. Attendees will also learn about the unique characteristics of invasive plant species. This would be a valuable workshop for the agricultural producer, rural landowner or avid gardener to attend. Attendees may contact Linda Hess at 217-2570797 for more information.

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Martin’s Lock and Key Doug Martin is the owner of Martin’s Lock and Key. Although his office is located in his home at 802 Madison, Canton, most of his work is done on site or in the company van. He has a fully equipped van with all the equipment he needs to complete a job. Martin grew up in Lewistown and graduated from Highland High School. He worked at the LaGrange Foundry until it closed in 2002. He says was always mechanically inclined and was intrigued with the locksmith mechanics,. He took a locksmithing course and has done locksmith work for over 20 years, becoming a full time business after his job at the Foundry ended. Martin is a member of Associated Locksmiths of America and has attended several major trade shows and attended many of the classes they offer and received training from professional locksmiths. He is a CPL, Certified Professional Locksmith, and is the highest rated locksmith in the area and the only full time locksmith in this northeast Missouri area. He is licensed in Illinois and currently there is no license requirements in Missouri. The business provides a much needed service to the area. Installing, servicing and changing locks on homes and businesses, making keys and opening locked doors. He offers emergency service, if someone has locked their keys in their cars, he will come and open it for them. He always advises people to have extra keys made and available to save the expense of needing emergency locksmith services. He has had to make several late night calls to businesses that couldn’t close up because the lock had broke. Also many to people who have locked themselves out of their home or vehicle. He can make any kind of keys. Most cars made after 2000 have a transponder key, which is a key that has a chip embedded in it and the key has to be programed to the vehicle. He can make those kind of keys and at a much cheaper rate than from a car dealer. Martin can also make keys from scratch, if a person would lose all their keys, he can make replacements. Also available is the ability to have one key made for all the locks on different doors. He has had many calls to open safes, either the combination has been lost over the years or someone has

Martin’s Lock and Key Canton, Mo. Phone- (573) 288-5872 (217) 430-4943 Certified, bonded and insured.

passed away and the family needs access. He never looks in the safe after he gets it opened, and all his work is confidential, although sometimes the person does invite him to look at what has been locked up for years. Doug and his wife, Teresa, have a son Brad, a daughter Sonya, and three granddaughters, who enjoy helping their grandfather. Martin was president of the Canton

Program Set For Heart of America Dairy Expo The program is set for the new multi state regional Heart of America Dairy Expo and trade show scheduled for January 25-26, 2013 at the Ramada Oasis Hotel and Convention Center in Springfield, Missouri. It is open to all dairy farmers and allied industry. “The Friday January 25 morning program kicks off with Dr. Max Hawkins of Noblesville, Indiana, who will present “Nutrition Technology Opportunity in a Challenging Crop Year,” says Dave Drennan, Expo Sales Manager. “This is a very timely subject for dairy farmers considering the effects of the summer drought on our available feed supply. Dr. Hawkins was raised on a grain/ livestock farm in Illinois that included cattle feeding, cow/calf production, and purebred swine and sheep. Prior to joining the Dairy Technical Staff at Alltech he worked in the feed industry in technical sales positions with Hubbard Feeds and Micron BioSystems. “Following Dr. Hawkins will be Dr. Michael K. Moore, DVM, Novartis Animal Health, with a question “Are Your Vaccinations Causing Reproduction Problems”, says Drennan. “Reproduction success is a key ingredient to a successful dairy farm. Dr. Moore’s involvement with Novartis has given him the opportunity to present programs


to veterinarians and producer groups. He has been active in training new territory managers on subjects ranging from basic immunology to various cattle diseases. “The Friday morning program concludes with Rick Short of Central Life Sciences from Romance, Arkansas addressing “Heifer Mastitis-Economics, Prevention, Treatment”. “During Friday’s luncheon, sponsored by Hiland Dairy Foods, Missouri Agribusiness Association, Missouri Pork Association and Purina Animal Health, Dr. Scott Brown of the University of Missouri will present a “Market Outlook--What’s in the Cards for Dairy,” says Drennan. Brown has worked with the U.S. Congress over the past two decades in determining the quantitative effects of changes in dairy and livestock policies and has testified regarding dairy and livestock policy issues before House and Senate Agriculture committees. He has also worked on the economic effects of industry led programs such as the Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) that currently operates in the dairy industry. “Where we go from here in dairy policy is top of mind for dairy farmers who have been over the widely quoted “fiscal cliff” and back up several times this year,” says Drennan. “After


Martin’s Lock & Key in service for over 20 years. Owner Doug Martin can travel with his mobile unit where ever he is needed.

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reaching monumental consensus across the country for new dairy policy in the Dairy Security Act proposed in the Farm Bill, dairy farmers expected Congress to act quickly and pass the Farm Bill. “Brooks will cover the options we face now based on her experience with NMPF since 2009 in the day to day politics of Washington,” says Drennan. “Registration is free for dairy farmers and their families but meal reservations are required for the Friday and Saturday luncheons. For more information and reservations, attendees can register online at www. Allied industry registrations are $40.00 for the two day Expo unless they are an exhibitor or sponsor of the Expo,” says Drennan. “Hotel reservations for the Expo may be made online at oasis@ or by calling 417/866-5253 or 888/532-4338 and ask for the special rate for the Heart of America Dairy Expo room block. “We hope all dairy farmers and their families in the Midwest will join us at Expo, and maybe also take in the many attractions at Branson which is only 45 miles from Springfield. “Additional questions may be directed to or 636/519-9300,” says Drennan.

Park Board for ten years during which time new playground equipment was installed at Central Park. He is a member of the Canton Chamber of Commerce. He is a car enthusiast. The business gives him the opportunity to meet many people and he enjoys the challenge of each job. Martin’s Lock and Key phone number is (573) 2885872 or (217) 430-4943

2013 National AMBER Alert Day & Missing Children’s Poster Contest To signify the importance of National AMBER Alert Day, the Patrol is again participating in the National Missing Children’s Day Poster Contest. The 2013 contest is open to all Missouri fifth grade students. Students will create 11” x 14” posters that reflect the contest theme, “Bring Our Missing Children Home.” Each participating Missouri school will choose a first place winner and submit that winner to the Highway Patrol’s Missing Persons Unit no later than March 8, 2013. A completed application, found on the Patrol’s website, must accompany the poster. Posters shall be mailed to: MSHP Missing Persons Unit, Attn: Heather Elder, Q/DDCC, P.O. Box 568, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0568. One Missouri poster will be given an overall first place award, and will then be automatically entered in the national competition. Each year on January 13, Missouri, as

well as the rest of the country, honors the importance of AMBER Alerts on National AMBER Alert Day. AMBER Alerts are broadcast through a joint cooperative effort by the Patrol, the Missouri Department of Transportation, and Missouri media. Once it is determined an alert meets the criteria, the Patrol’s Troop F communications personnel issue the information to law enforcement and the media for immediate broadcast. MoDOT message boards along Interstate 70 and Interstate 44 play a vital role in dispersing the information via 48 permanent electronic message boards along those routes. For more information regarding Missouri’s AMBER Alert System or the National Missing Children’s Day Poster Contest, please visit the Patrol’s website at or call the Missing Persons Unit at (573) 526-6178.

NOTICE TO BIDDERS The City of Canton, Missouri, is seeking bids for the purchase of property located at Fourth and College Streets, West of the BP Amoco Station, formerly operated as the Canton Motel. A substantial portion of the structure located at that location has been badly damaged by fire. Potential bidders will be given an opportunity to fully inspect the property prior to submitting written bids to the City of Canton as provided for in this notice. The successful bidder for the property will be purchasing the property as is, where is, and with all faults, and the City of Canton will assume no liability for any conditions on the property either apparent or not apparent. A successful bidder for the property will be required to sign a Conditional Contract for Sale of Real Estate for the sale of the real estate. The conditions include time obligations to repair and rehabilitate, or demolish the property. Any bidder should first examine a copy of the contract available for inspection at the City Office of the City of Canton located at 106 North Fifth Street, Canton, Missouri. The minimum bid that will be accepted by the City of Canton for the purchase of the property is five thousand and no/100 dollars ($5,000.00). The City of Canton reserves the right to refuse any and all bids submitted to the City. All bids must be submitted in written form setting forth the amount of the bid price for the property, and all written bids shall be submitted with certified or guaranteed funds equal to 10% of the amount bid. If a bid is accepted by the City the successful bidder’s funds will be deposited in the Escrow Account of Oak Hills Title Company to be retained there until closing. The purchase price must be paid in full at the date of closing, which will occur 30 days following the signing of the contract. All bids must be received in a sealed envelope addressed to the City of Canton, Missouri, with the notation bid for Canton Motel clearly shown on the envelope. All bids must be delivered to the City Hall not later than 5:00 o’clock p.m. on the 18th day of January, 2013. For further information in regard to the bidding process contact Cindy Kell, City Clerk, 106 North Fifth Street, Canton, Missouri 63435, 573-288-4413. 1st Pub. January 3, 2013









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LOCAL NEWS OATS, Inc. Promotes a Culture of Wellness

Improvement to the gravel entrance to the levee trail parking lot has been made and a vent has been added to the culvert on the Second Street ditch assisting with water drainage. Public Works Director Hausdorf reported the new Of all the assets held by a company, none are more water line from 7th Street to 5th Street and from Grant important than its employees. Healthy employees are The Canton City board met on Nov. 19 with Mayor to White has been successfully put in place. The streets, the backbone of productivity, and that is no different Phillips presiding. Minutes are edited for publication. A where water lines have been replaced, will be the first for OATS, Inc. a statewide nonprofit transportation pro- full copy of board minutes may be obtained at Canton ones for new pavement next summer. Hausdorf also vider. OATS is initiating a statewide program, dubbed City Hall. reported Christmas decorations are up and the flags and OATS Wellness for Life Program, which will begin next Approval was given for the Resolution for the 2013 C-SC banners are down. month. Municipal Election. The Finance committee met Oct. 25 and reviewed “As a company who is responsible for the health and City Hall currently uses First Data for debit and sales tax revenues and fund balances. Hausdorf well-being of thousands of Missourians, we ourselves credit card payments for water services and charges a presented his public works pay scale that was budgeted need to embrace leading healthy lifestyles,” said Doro- small fee to cover the cost of this service. The amount of but not implemented. thy Yeager, Executive Director of OATS. “We believe fees collected is does not cover all the fees. Gov Teller Chief Shelley inquired about the open container that our company wellness program will be a true ben- offers the same service but the cost of the transaction is ordinance. Phillips explained it would have to come as a efit to both the employee and employer,” added Yeager. charged directly to each user, it was motioned to accept recommendation from his committee. Companies across the United States report a great Gov Teller for credit and debit payments After further Mayor Phillips explained PSBA has begun their deal of success when they offer wellness programs to discussion, it was requested that the City Attorney preliminary engineer study of options for the north levee their employees. Many report that employees have been review the contract prior to approval and motioned to gate. able to avoid insulin, get rid of sleep apnea, lower cho- postpone action until the City Attorney has reviewed the lesterol, reduce their risk for heart disease and even quit contract. smoking. Mayor Phillips explained to members of the Board Over the last several decades, absenteeism, injuries, that the Tourism Commission wished to create a lease illnesses, and decreased productivity, associated with agreement with Phillip Murfin of Lewistown Heetco for lifestyle habits, have resulted in increasing financial li- the use of twenty-five feet of land that runs parallel to abilities. Rising healthcare costs demand an assertive the Wetlands Educational Trail located at Second and response, which lead to the creation of OATS new well- Green. Mr. Murfin has agreed to a lease agreement for ness program. five-years with the option to renew. It was motioned to Missouri is listed as one of the top states with the allow the City Attorney to proceed with a lease agreement SHARE, a support group for parents and grandhighest obesity rates in the country. Over 30% of Mis- between the City of Canton and Lewistown Heetco for a sourian’s are considered obese. As a company, OATS is term of five-years at a cost of $10.00. Inquiry was made parents coping with the death of a child, will hold its taking steps to help reduce that number. Over the next as to who was going to maintain the trail once it was monthly meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 10 year OATS will implement new programs and activities built. Tourism will contract with someone to maintain in the Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing on Blessing Hospital’s 11th Street Campus. The SHARE support aimed at keeping their employees healthy, and plan to the trail once it is built. Motion approved. partner with other agencies across the state to make this The board approved to submit a grant application group is open to families who have lost a child due to a unique program. Some hospitals and companies have to the State of Missouri for scrap tire playground fill. miscarriage, stillbirth, accident, illness or suicide. HEAL, a support group for adults who are coping already donated to this new program because of the ben- The fill will be used in Martin Park under the new with the loss of a spouse, close friend or relative, will efit it will provide to so many people. With over 750 equipment that will be purchased through a grant from meet on Tuesday, January 15 at 7:00 p.m. in the Blessemployees spread all over the state, OATS is one of the the Northeast Missouri Solid Waste District. largest and most unique A pipe patcher ing-Rieman College of Nursing on Blessing Hospital’s systems of its kind in the application was successful 11th Street Campus. An additional meeting time for January OATS Schedule in Lewis County country. in eliminating storm water HEAL is Thursday, January 3 at 1:00 pm at the Quincy OATS transportation is available to anyone regardless of age or income. To schedule a ride, simply call the volunteer inflow into the wastewater Family & Senior Resource Center, 629 York Street in OATS contact in your community. system on a six inch pipe Quincy. Those attending either SHARE or HEAL at Blesson South Fourth Street. Canton Leta Gaus 573-288-5548 ing-Rieman College of Nursing can park in the lot at Cost to patch was $3,000 Durham & Maywood Patsy Geery 573-478-3388 11th and Spring and use the main Blessing Hospital EnEwing Lucille Gillespie 573-209-3424 for a savings of $27,000 trance. For more information about SHARE or HEAL, LaGrange Edith Schmuck 573-655-4269 if the City were to dig up please call Blessing Hospital Volunteer Services at (217) Lewistown Marie Scoggin 573-215-2411 the State Right of Way and Contract Trip Edith Schmuck 573-655-4269 223-8400, ext. 6820. replace the pipe itself.

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SHARE and HEAL support groups meet in January

Ballard graduates basic training

From Lewis County to: Ten Mile Hannibal Quincy Canton, Canton in town

1st Monday 2nd Monday 2nd- 5th Tuesday 1st & 3rd Friday

County Committee Meeting: January 7, Ewing Nutrition Site, 1:00 p.m. ***All OATS meetings are open to the public! “Anyone can ride! OATS, Inc. Is not just for seniors, but for Rural Missourians regardless of age or income that are in need of transportation. Individuals, organizations, groups, or agencies may contract with OATS for transportation services. Special Agreements may extend for as little as one hour or for one year with an option for renewal. If you or your group need transportation services beyond what is scheduled in the county, OATS might be able to accommodate you. For schedules or more information call your regional office at 1-800654-6287, or visit our website at”

Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Shyanne A. Ballard graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Ballard is the daughter of Linda Stark of Trail Ridge Lane, Camdenton, and Randy Stark of Ewing. She is a 2010 graduate of Camdenton High School.

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Some words of wisdom my dad once gave me about farming were “you must save in the good years to get you through the bad.” This is good advice when you consider that many Americans are no longer saving to overcome a job layoff or in anticipation of an injury or sickness that could lead to a loss in wages. The drought of 2012 qualifies as a “bad year.” It will take several “good” years for farmers and ranchers to overcome not only the financial losses that occurred, but also bring the condition of their land back to a healthy and productive state. Family farms, like other small businesses, are subject to many variables that bring uncertainty to having a profitable or break-even year. However, agriculture is at the mercy of Mother Nature, a potentially disastrous variable that does not affect other businesses so significantly. Farmers know rainfall amounts and weather conditions are some of the most important factors when it comes to having a successful year. Some might say downswings in the market, taxes and regulations, and even high fuel and fertilizer costs have a huge impact on a farm’s profitability. And they do, but when looking back on 2012, the lack of rain was enough to convince the most optimistic farmer that a drought of such historical magnitude could affect the future of the farm. Even saving like Ebenezer Scrooge during the good years could not help many farmers overcome its devastation. If there is one saving grace for farmers in 2012, it is that federal crop insurance helped limit the potential for many farms to go completely under. With corn yields in some areas of the country near zero and the cost to plant, fertilize and harvest the

crops at elevated levels, the losses were staggering. Thankfully, because of the federal crop insurance program, which is essentially a partnership between USDA, private insurers and farmers, there was modest support for farmers who felt the ill effects of our weather. Crop insurance isn’t free, or another government handout. It is a risk management tool only available to those who have purchased coverage. It is because of federal crop insurance that some farmers are still in business after a disastrous year like 2012. Crop insurance has become a central part of our nation’s farm safety net, and the farm bills approved by the U.S. Senate and House Agriculture Committee make some important improvements farmers would like to see in place. These changes, along with the other parts of the farm safety net, remain in limbo since Congress has not completed its work, and leaves farmers in a quandary as they plan for 2013 and beyond. As 2012 comes to an end and farmers reflect on the challenges this year has brought, we think back on how bad it could have been had crop insurance not been in place. It is still good advice to “save in the good times,” but would you jump out of an airplane without a spare parachute? Crop insurance is the farmer’s spare parachute. Glen Cope, a fourth generation beef producer in southwest Missouri, is chair of the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee. An editorial column from the Missouri Farm Bureau Federation, Cut to the Chase







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AROUND THE COUNTY HRH HOSTS DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP The Diabetes Support Group will meet at Hannibal Regional Hospital in conference room A/B on Wednesday, January 2nd at 7:00 p.m. Betty Louderman RN, Diabetes Educator and Anna Thomas RD, Clinical Dietitian both with Hannibal Regional Hospital, will be presenting the program called, Planning for 2013-Diabetes and Your Health. The Hannibal Regional Hospital Diabetes Support Group provides opportunities to discuss ways to manage and cope with

diabetes. Speakers are provided on a regular basis at the meetings. Facilitated by a Certified Diabetes Educator, this support group is provided at no cost to participants. The Hannibal Regional Hospital Diabetes Support Group meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in conference room A/B at Hannibal Regional Hospital. For more information or to be added to the mailing list, call (573) 406-5823 or 1-888426-6425 or visit Hannibal Regional Hospital’s website at

LaGrange News

By Myrna Hoteling

Laughter abounded Saturday, Dec. 8 in the home of Larry and Dorothy Gillespie as Ben and Nick Crabill, Shelton Sullens and Leonard O’Dell and Sandy Dill along with Dorothy baked cookies and popped corn to add to the fruit and cookie plates the Baptist Women assembled and delivered to 112 shut ins. Donna Stice celebrated her December birthday with husband, David, at Applebees in Quincy. They enjoyed a tour of the many decorated homes before returning to their home as well as those in La Grange. Elizabeth Waterman and son Dylan called on Alvin and Mary Vaughn to show the latest quilt she had made which was beautiful. Alexis Vaughn was home from school with the flu and her grandmother Dorothy McKinney spent Wednesday until Friday as her nurse. Larry and Dorothy Gillespie, Pam, Courtney and Ethan Stewart and Mary Kate Barkley attended the Quincy Symphony at the Jr. High auditorium. Courtney was a member of the youth choir. Supper guest Christmas Eve in the home of Raymond and Bessie Stambaugh were,Mike and Virginia Carpenter, David and Deane Stambaugh, Ed and Pat Stambaugh, Doug, Brenda and Drew Mallett, Aaron, Kim and Brock Schneider, Edith Schmuck and Karen Clark. The Farr family celebrated Christmas Day together with a meal and gift exchange at the old city hall building in LaGrange. Christmas Day Ed and Pat Stambaugh, Edith Schmuck and Karan Clark also called in their home. Bert and Pat Cottrell enjoyed a family get together with their children and grandchildren on Saturday. They were Brad and Tammy, Teddi, Brady, Braxton and Brayden Neil, Randy and Pam Shubert, Kevin Cottrell, daughter, Cassandra,and his grandson Chase Lasater. For Sunday brunch LaVonne Bennett and Nathan and Matt Bennett and Caleb Shubert were present. The La Grange Christian Church held Christmas Eve Services. Marty, Kerry, Megan and Garrett Brown of Olathe, KS, spent Friday thru Sunday December 2123 with Duane and Phyllis Merrell. On Saturday their Christmas celebration was enjoyed by additional guests, Spencer McCutchan of Monticello, Zachery and Kayla Merrell of Canton, Sarah and Taylor Legg, Ryan, Stephanie, Lauren and Leah Merrell, Brent and Theresa Merrell and Roderick Merrell. Looking a lot like his halloween son but with white hair and beard and a red cap H.M. Bug stood watch for good little boys and girls in the home of Myrna Hoteling. Everyone that showed up was on this list. Those present for a Christmas get together were Tim Hoteling, Tina McCutchan, Tracy Hoteling, Lexie White, Nathan and Bettina Wainwright, Eli and Nick Benja, Todd and Lynn, Dakota, and Ben White. Buckley McCutchan sent holiday greeting from Alabama. Don and Sharon Sherwood joined other family members at the home of Renee Stewart in Liberty, IL where they enjoyed singing Christmas Carols, exchanging gifts and a delicious dinner. Don reported that this year topped all others for his Children Gift Shopping. All donations made some happy shoppers and were greatly appreciated. Russell and Phyllis Heindselman had all of there immediate family present for Christmas. They were Greg and Melinda, Mike and Zach Heindselman, Roger and Kelly, Corey and Ian Fast, and Matt and Dana, Emma and Sheridan Heindselman. The fast family gave a musical special at the Baptist Church. Following Christmas Ian spent the day visiting with Phyllis before going home to St. Joseph, Mo. Jenny and Jerry Reid spent Christmas dinner in the home of Jeff and Donna Reid. Other holiday visitors with Jenny and Jerry were Clifford and Lola Garres and Jannie Foulk. Jerry and Judy Hadfield had a most enjoyable Christmas day with their daughters Dana and Dawn. Alice Solter had her daughter Susan and Riff Scholz of Quincy, Brandon Dean of Canton and Scott and Amelia Dean from Columbia for their Christmas get together on Sunday. Bob and Georgia Richter had 11 family members for their Christmas celebration. They were Penny and Jeff Norton Rachael and Ryan, Becky and Dan Brittle and Brennan and Shirley and Steve Kaylor. Rachael was home from Nashville and enjoyed visiting with family. Sympathy is expressed to several LaGrange families for their loss over the holiday season, Maurice Tonnies, Mary Ellison-Norton, Sharel Redmon, Andrew Raleigh. Keep them in your thoughts and prayers.



UPCOMING EVENTS January 5 Highland High School The Highland basketball tournament championship games will begin Jan. 5.

January 7 LaGrange An Intensive Plant Workshop will be held at the LaGrange Garden Club from 6:307:30 p.m.

January 8 Canton The Canton Tigerrs and Highland Cougars will be playing in the annual County Competition. An award will be presented to the

winning teams by the Press-News Journal.

January 21 Lewis County Most banks, schools and governement offices will be closed to celebrate the Martin Luther King Day holiday.

SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL FUNDRAISERS! If you have an event you’d like to share, send it to news@ The Press News Journal wishes everyone a safe and Happy New Year!

CORPS OF ENGINEERS SEEKS CHRISTMAS TREES TO IMPROVE FISH HABITAT The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Mark Twain Lake encourages local citizens to participate in the eighth annual Christmas tree recycling program. Christmas trees can be brought to a collection site at John Spalding Boat Ramp. Christmas trees will be accepted at this location until January 31, 2013. Residents of the Mark Twain Lake surrounding area can contribute to these efforts by donating their trees. The trees will be bundled together and sunk in Mark Twain Lake, creating underwater fish structures. These structures are excellent places for fish to rest. This underwater habitat also encourages the growth of algae and

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zooplankton for young fish to feed upon which enhances growth. Structures will be placed in Mark Twain Lake in late March by Corps of Engineers employees, and volunteers. Artificial or flocked trees (with artificial snow) cannot be accepted. Remove all tinsel, decorations, stands and plastic bags from the tree. Individuals or fishing / outdoor organizations are encouraged to help place the trees in the designated locations. Anyone wishing to volunteer or wanting more information should contact Brad Stamp at the Mark Twain Lake Project Office at (573) 735-4097.

Do you recognize this local landmark? Send your guesses to Each week we’ll print a photo of a landmark in Lewis County. If no one guesses correctly, we’ll print a little more of the photo. We’ll do this for four weeks or until someone submits a correct answer. Winner receives bragging rights and their name listed proudly in the PressNews Journal! Show off your knowledge of Lewis County Landmarks! If you have a photo of a landmark that you’d like to submit, please send it to

Take a close look, do you recognize this local landmark? Last week’s winner was Doug Martin with Craig Redmon’s building in Monticello. Call our office at 573-288-5668 or email your guess to

WINTER WEATHER PREDICTED FOR MISSOURI Snow and strong winds are in the forecast for a good portion of the state, meaning motorists should be prepared for the possibility of slick roadways and decreased visibility. The Missouri Department of Transportation reminds motorists to use caution and check road conditions before they travel. MoDOT’s Traveler Information Map, at www.modot. org, offers current views of road conditions for Missouri interstates and highways. Conditions for these routes are color-coded to give visitors the information they need at a glance. Users can zoom in to a particular location, view live weather radar and view images from MoDOT’s traffic cameras and message boards. For smartphone and tablet users, the recently-upgraded Traveler Information App brings the same information to mobile devices. Users can even create a “My Routes” text report that allows them to make a custom list of the routes they travel most. The app is available for free from the iPhone and Android app stores by searching for “MoDOT.” MoDOT also provides road conditions information through our Customer Service Center. Dial 888-ASKMODOT (888-275-6636) to speak to one of our expert customer service representatives. They are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Remember that even light precipitation can cause roads to become slick with ice or snow. While MoDOT works hard to treat and plow Missouri highways when winter weather hits, it’s important to allow extra time for travel and to check road conditions before you head out.

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South Union Baptist Church celebrated a baby dedication during the worship service on Sunday morning. The new babies and their parents were Gavin Ritterbusch, son of Brian and Kristen Ritterbusch, and Zoey Wallace, daughter of Bro. Jeremy and Rachel Wallace. The Advent participants were Joe Hattey, Chris Carter, Loretta Bringer, Nelson Carter, and Darrell Eisenberg. Special music was presented by John Carter and Rachel Bringer Shepherd Sarah and Ryan Zimmerman and children Lauren, Faith, and Aidan of Fremont, Ohio visited with Sarah’s parents Rick and Mavoureen Meyer for three days. On Saturday, they enjoyed dinner and family sharing at the home of Rick and Mavoureen’s son, Brent and Kylee Meyer and their children, Emma, Delaina, and Donavan in Hannibal. There were 30 present from Mavoureen’s family, the descendants of Don and Lavern Sellens. Rachel Bringer Shepherd, Loretta Bringer, Bruce and Kathy Bringer presented a musical program for the AARP Chapter in Hannibal on Thursday. This was their Christmas dinner and it really seemed appropriate with all the ice and snow! Rachel also shared music with the Kiwanis Club in Palmyra. Mr. and Mrs. Tom Fleer of Lewistown hosted the Bringer Christmas dinner in their home on Saturday evening. Attending were Randy and LuAnn Bringer of Jonesboro, AK, Lindsie, Brandon, McKenzie, and Riley of Jonesboro, AK, Rodney, Terri, Morgan, and Adam Bringer of Durham, Shane, Melissa and Peyton Abell of Quincy, Mr. and Mrs. Jamie Nickell, Matt,Levi and Mea of Shreveport, LA, Ann and Julie Brink of Quincy, Gene Trautvetter of Tioga, Bobby and Rachel Bringer Shepherd and Dalton of Hannibal, Mo and Marvin and Loretta Bringer of Maywood, Mo.and Mrs. Shirley Anderson of Yuma, AZ. Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie Smith of Blue Springs, Mo and Mr. and Mrs. Chad Smith, of Jefferson City, Mo celebrated an early Christmas with their parents, Terry and Maria Smith of Maywood.

Gene Rudd of Ewing had back surgery at Blessing Hospital recently, now home and dong really great. LaVeta Wolter of Knox City has been going and helping her do some things. Hobert has been helping her also. Kisha Tungate of Warensburg is coming home for her Christmas vacation, we are planing on having a dinner with all of our families,not sure where, Kisha has to go back and work Christmas day. Hope to see Wyatt Simmons as he was in hospital on Thanksgiving Day. R.D.Pape of Colony had his 72 Birthday on the 16th, I baked him an apple pie as he’s not into cakes much. Burb Fountain of Rutledge stopped by on Wednesday to visit with Bob Pape of Rutledge. Wednesday , Dec 20 we had our first snow about three to four inches, there were lots of accidents but the highways were slick in spots. Pat Shultz of Rutledge and Nancy Shouse of Edina attended visitation for Jimmy Lindsey and he ate supper at the Blue Room. R.D. Pape of Colony and Nancy Shouse of Edina had a free supper at LaGrange casino the 19th. Dottie Pulse of Knox City and Pete were at the casino supper the night before and I talked to Dottie in Edina on Wednesday. LaVeta Wolter of Knox City had her Christmas for her family, not all attended. Nancy Shouse of Edina got to baby sat her two great grand sons last Wednesday. Ryan had a bad cold,so hope Riley don’t get it from his big brother. Nancy Shouse had to go to Macon last week to see her heart doctor,had blood work and a EKG, but all was ok. Talked to Beulah Turpin’s sister and Beulah of Edina is getting along great. Our sympathy goes to the Kenny Scoggin families of LaBelle. He was Katheryn Mayfield of Colony’s twin sister.

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With a plan in mind... I’ve spent the last few days going over some of my New Year resolutions and trying to figure out how to achieve some of them. When I was in school preparing for a History test, I remember that I would take my major points and break them down in an outline so that I could remember all the information about the major idea and do well on the test. Goals are very similar. There are goals that can’t be achieved in one day. For example, a person can’t lose 50 pounds in a day unless they have extensive surgery. This is a long-term goal. To achieve a long-term goal, smaller short-term goals must be set. This not only helps a person achieve what they ultimately want, but it also gives them a sense of accomplishment as they cross short-term milestones. One of the goals that I would like to begin working on again is keeping my house in better shape. I had gotten into a pretty good routine with my house until my mother temporarily moved in with us. Not that my mother made a great mess, in fact, it was just the opposite. She wanted to do all the cleaning! Selfishly, I let her, and therefore got myself back into the habit of letting things go. My favorite method of cleaning is “A Room a Day.” I have five main rooms in my house that are frequently occupied and need my attention (now six with the addition of my daughter’s playroom). By cleaning a room a day, I can have my entire house clean by the weekend (minus small tasks such as picking up after Amaya) and the amount of work each day is relatively minimal- usually less than an hour in each room. With this method, I can spend my weekend relaxing and spending time with my family. Here is how I plan to achieve this goal: - Determine how many rooms I have (Six- Living room, Kitchen, Bedroom, Amaya’s bedroom, Amaya’s playroom, and Bathroom) - Figure out what cleaning activities need to be completed every day (Dishes, laundry, picking up around the house, etc.) - Plan rooms to clean based on work schedule/ home schedule. (With Amaya not in any special activities at the moment, the only thing I have to plan around is myself. Monday and Tuesday are my busy work days, so I try to have my “easy” cleaning days scheduled for then.)


Once finished, I plan to create daily work sheets listing out my known “To Do’s” along with leaving a few lines for things that suddenly come up, such as my husband asking me to run by the bank. For those that would like to follow this same plan, I will be creating printable worksheets that will be available on my blog, The next major goal in my life is my desire to keep my calm while Amaya goes through her tantrum stage. The downside about doing online research? Although you may be able to find some great ideas, the majority of the ideas I read were geared towards older children. Sure, a three-yearold is still a toddler, but there is a massive difference between the knowledge of a three-year-old and that of a barely twoyear-old. I’ve decided, at least for the time being, I’m going to try to do the things I know. Toddlers have short attention spans, so one of my hopes is to bring her attention to something else while I’m trying to get her to behave. I also want to add several activities into our nights together. Between coloring, singing, dancing, reading, building with blocks, cooking, helping mommy clean, playing mommy with her ‘baby’, and watching her favorite educational television show, what child has time to throw a fit? (Or energy for that matter!) These are two goals which I would like to start working on immediately and writing about daily on my blog. I haven’t written anything on my blog in a while and I believe it’s time for me to get back into the swing of things (another goal). I may even post a few videos of what I deem as hilarious tantrum breakdowns. As the weeks progress, I will also begin working on other goals and talking about them in my column. For the moment, I think I’ll start small.

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This grand home, shown in its winter glory, has the address of Sixth and White on the back of the photo loaned by the Lewis County Historical Society. The only other information given was Hawk House and Dean Hopkins house.


BACKWARD GLANCES From the pages of early Lewis County newspapers 25 Years Ago The Press-News Journal Dec. 24, 1987 Robert Freeman of Prairie View Rest Home celebrated his 107 birthday. He does not take medication and was ambulatory until a few years ago. 45 Years Ago The Press-News Journal Jan. 4, 1968 It has been announced that as of Jan. 1, J. Andy Zenge, Jr., and Dennis W. Smith have formed a partnership for the general practice of law. Mr. Zenge has been practicing law in Canton for a number of years and Mr. Smith became associated with him in 1964. 50 Years Ago The Press-News Journal Dec. 28, 1962 The first Wac to retire at Ft. Benning, Georgia, received a Commendation Medal upon her retirement after 20 years of service. The former WAC will live with her sister, Mrs. W.C. Baker in Lewistown. Marsch IGA specials this week include ground beef, three pounds for $1.39; three loaves of IGA bread for forty-nine cents and fresh Grade A milk, one half gallon for fortynine cents. 75 Years Ago The Press-News Journal Jan. 6, 1938 From now until April, Canton and Lewis county churches are putting on a campaign for church and Sunday school attendance. The campaign is a continuation of the National Preaching Mission held at Keokuk, Quincy and Hannibal a few weeks ago. The slogan is I Go To Church. The stockholders of the Canton Co-operative Ele-

vator Co., elected officers at their annual meeting and organized as follows, president- Jack Marks; secretary, Harold Stow. H.O. Porter resigned as manager and a manager has not yet been selected. Miss Annabel Schwind, bookkeeper, also resigned, but will remain with the company until the arrival of the new bookkeeper, Milton Lloyd. Clyde Richards and Harold Marks are new helpers at the elevator. Porter, who for several years steered the business of the Canton Co-operative Elevator through perilous times of crop and price fluctuations and the depression period, has resigned. Porter has a record of making the elevator pay its way and reduce indebtedness during a period when most concerns were writing their balances in red ink. George Gruber, assistant and truck man also resigned. Uncle Cephus is also out as the elevator will soon have a new force. The 93rd birthday of the Hon. W. B. McRoberts was observed in the B.L. Anderson home at Monticello Jan. 1 with a turkey dinner. Since 1870 the dinner has been an annual affair. 85 Years Ago The Lewis County Journal Jan. 5, 1928 A temporary injunction restraining the board of trustees of LaGrange College from attempting or contracting to remove the school from LaGrange and from using the endowment in the maintenance of a college at any other place, was granted Wednesday. When Frank Kellum went to the home of Mrs. Leannah Helton, 67, a relative, on Sunday morning to see if there was anything that he could do to help on account of the severe cold weather, he found her dead, fully dressed, along side of the stove. She was thought to have died of heart disease although the body was badly frozen when found.

With the beginning of the new year, unless present plans miscarry the newly chartered Producers Creamery Company of LaGrange, will begin operations at the plant of the present LaGrange Creamery. The board which organized recently with the election of Henry Schaffer as president, Ben Wolfmeyer as vice president and Atty T, I. Johnson as secretary-treasurer, has employed William L. Thomas of this city as manager. Henry C. Ewalt, cashier of the Lewistown Savings Bank, and who is head of the Lewistown Realty Exchange, is using the radio to broadcast real estate bargains which he has to offer. The plan is a new one. Lewistown Record. 95 Years Ago The Lewis County Journal Jan 4, 1918 In last week’s issue, The Cantonian contained an announcement that the paper had been sold to S.F. Tannus of Canton, with William T. Frye of Illinois in charge of the printing establishment, Chas. F. Zenge, former postmaster of Canton, had been editor of the paper for the past two years and we regret to see him leave the field of newspaperdom. Canton has three newspapers, and we presume that Mr. Zenge could find more revenue from some other line of work. Electric lights were installed in Hilbert and Henderson’s office in Dr. Knight’s residence, and in Jesse Brightwell’s office. The opera house was also wired from the Wooldridge plant for lights and the picture machine.. We are informed that the former owner, Earl Bohon, has sold the Lewis County News at Ewing, to a newspaperman from St. Louis. Welcome to the field brother. The Journal stated a week ago that Dr. Todd of Canton had enlisted in the government’s service as

dentist. This was true but Dr. Todd asks us to state that he will not be called to service for six months to a year and will be glad to see any of his patrons at his office at anytime. The Mississippi River at St. Louis is the lowest in its history. Beverly Leslie, son of Mr. and Mrs. Warn Leslie was born Jan. 31, 1852 in Scotland County, later moving with his parents to a farm near Monticello where his entire life was spent until his mother’s death as a year ago, since that time making his home with his sister, Mrs. Charles Turner of Lewistown, who tenderly cared for him until his departure Dec. 27. Henry Brinkman, a lifelong resident of LaGrange, died at his home Sunday, after only one day’s illness. He was downtown at his business of blacksmithing on Thursday. 125 Years Ago The Lewis County Journal Jan 6, 1888 Gabe Curd sold on Thursday an 80 acre tract of land near Tolona to Victor F. DeCoster for the sum of $600. D.E. Musser has rented the Lindell Hotel of this place and will shortly move into it and accommodate the public both in the hotel and livery business. Mrs. Musser is a lady of energy and experience and we predict success for the hotel. The Baptist Churches at this place and Lewistown have employed Eld. J.C. Hacker of Clarksville to preach for them during the year 1888. Died in Canton on Dec. 29, Mrs. A.D. Sterrett, advanced in years; in Canton on Jan. 2. Mrs. Dorothy A. Knight, widow of the late Dr. Z.T. Knight, and att his home in Canton on Dec. 25, Eld. J.H. Hickman, in his 73 year. For a number of years he had been an earnest minister of the Christian Church.







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Spurgeon competes in college matches Garrett Spurgeon has made the transition from shooting independently to a team environment as a member of the West Virginia Mountaineers Rifle Team which has a flawless 4-0 record in the GARC Conference and an unblemished 9-0 record overall. The team has one senior, Petra Zublasing, an Italy Olympian, the rest of the Mountaineers is comprised of a very young team and started the season ranked third in the NCAA. At the opening match of the

season, the Mountaineers proved that they were a force to be reckoned with. Traveling to West Point, the team posted an aggregate score of 4709 out of 4800 to Army’s 4631. Spurgeon finished third overall in his debut as a Mountaineer. The score put the Mountaineers into the number one ranking, which they currently hold going into the second half of the season. In the opening home match in Morgantown, they broke a NCAA record scoring an aggregate score

of 4717/4800, which was set by Kentucky in October 2011. Spurgeon shot a personal best in small-bore of 589/600 to win that discipline. The Mountaineers faced Ole Miss on Nov. 9, breaking their own NCAA record by three additional points, for an aggregate score of 4720/4800. The Mountaineers then traveled to Alaska shortly before the Thanksgiving break, taking both matches from the Nanooks. Five members of the team then traveled to Col-

orado Springs, Colo., and competed in the Winter Airgun Matches, where Spurgeon finished a very respectable sixth overall in the open event. The team is currently on a break until next semester. Spurgeon has also competed in the Jr. Olympic Qualifying matches, shooting the automatic invitation scores. He should be receiving his sixth invite to the Jr. Olympics in mid February. The Mountaineers are to be strong contenders for the NCAA Championship in March.



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WANTED Computer comfortable volunteers to work ONCE WEEKLY in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program in Hannbal, Palmyra, Monroe City, Shelbina, Shelbyville, Canton and LaBelle. Training provided January 7 & 8, 2013. On-site supervision provided. Simple tax returns only. Contact: United Way of the Mark Twain Area 573-221-2761 or 52/1

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Chocolate Lab missing from the Tolona area between Ewing and Lewistown. He went missing Sunday Dec. 16th. His name is Jake. He is wearing a faded camo collar. There was a Trap Shoot going on at the Gun Club around the same time he went missing. Please contact us if you have any information about Jake, Call 1-660-341-4580 or Country Corner Grocery, Lewistown 573-215-2012.

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FIREWOOD - Ewing; cured/ split $60; cured/limb $40; green/split $50; green/limb $30. Call Tom Dolan 573529-4522. 48-1* _________________________ SAVE $1,000 on 75x140ft vacant lot located at corner of 6th & Donaldson, Canton, Mo. Now asking $2,500. (660) 833-5819. 49-2* _________________________ 1990 FORD Ranger, 4 cylinder auto. $800.00. 573-2883850. 51-1* _________________________ FORD Escort LX 1997, 72,476 miles - split port, fuel injection, induction 2000; Bob and Betty Meyer, 573288-5672, 217-242-5993. 51-1* _________________________ HOUSE 3 bedroom, 1 bath. Very nice. New drywall, windows, heating, water heater, Everything new! Corner Lot, 513 Henderson. Call 217-440-7477 or 217430-8955. 51-1* _________________________ TWO houses 1 price! Newly remodeled. Very nice. Main house 2 bedrooms, plus laundry room. Beautiful wood floors. Income property is one bedroom efficiency house. Rental income could make your house payment. You can’t rent this cheap! Call 217-440-7477 or 217430-8955. 51-1*

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FOR THE RECORD TRUSTEE’S SALE IN RE: Ronald R. Hultz and Juanita K. Hultz, husband and wife Trustee’s Sale: For default in payment of debt and performance of obligation secured by Deed of Trust executed by Ronald R. Hultz and Juanita K. Hultz, husband and wife dated April 4, 2003 and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of Lewis County, Missouri in Book 496, Page 33 the undersigned Successor Trustee, at the request of the legal holder of said Note will on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 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: A tract of land lying in the Southeast quarter of the Northwest quarter of section 1, Township 60 North, Range 6 West of the fifth principal meridian, Lewis County, Missouri and being more fully described as follows to wit: From the Southeast corner of the Northwest quarter of said section 1; thence North 90 degrees 00 minutes and 00 seconds West along the South line of said Northwest quarter 678.15 feet; thence North 00 degrees 00 minutes and 00 seconds east 149.50

feet to the true point of beginning being on the Northeasterly side of County Road 572; thence North 46 degrees 17 minutes and 20 seconds West along said County Road 41.42 feet; thence North 46 degrees 25 minutes and 36 seconds East 208.71 feet; thence South 46 degrees 17 minutes and 20 seconds East 417.72 feet; thence South 46 degrees 25 minutes and 36 seconds West 208.71 feet to the true point of beginning containing 2.00 acres and being subject to easements and right-of-way now of record as per survey #101-234 of Robert E. Volger, RLS #LS1248Missouri as made in May 1999. To satisfy said debt and costs. Millsap & Singer, P.C., Successor Trustee 612 Spirit Drive St. Louis, MO 63005 (636) 537-0110 File No: 144683.010813.295906 FC NOTICE Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, 15 U.S.C. Section 1692c(b), no information concerning the collection of this debt may be given without the prior consent of the consumer given directly to the debt collector or the express permission of a court of competent jurisdiction. The debt collector is attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. 1st Pub. Dec. 13, 2012

NOTICE OF TRUSTEES’ SALE For default in payment of the debts and in the performance of the obligation secured by Deed of Trust dated July 3, 2006, executed by RONALD L. BREAULT, a single person, recorded on July 12, 2006 in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of Lewis County, Missouri in Book 506 at Pages 1241-1251 and Appointment of Successor Trustees dated November 20, 2012, and filed for record on November 26, 2012 in Book 516 at pages 4136-4138, in the office of the Recorder of Deeds for Lewis County, Missouri; and conveying to the CoTrustees named in the Deed of Trust the following described property in Lewis County, Missouri, to-wit: All of a tract of land described as follows: Commencing at a point six hundred sixty (660) feet due North from the Southeast corner of the West Half of the Northeast Quarter of Section Twenty-Seven (27), Township Sixty (60) North, Range Nine

at the request of the holder of said debts who has elected to declare the entire indebtedness due and payable, and in accordance with the provisions of the said Deed of Trust, the undersigned Co-Trustees will on Friday, the 11th day of January, 2013, between the hours of 9:00 o’clock a.m. and 5:00 o’clock p.m., to-wit: at 1:00 p.m., sell said property at public venue to the highest bidder for cash at north door of the County Courthouse in the City of Monticello, Lewis County, Missouri, to satisfy said note and costs. William M. McCleery, Jr., Co-Trustee Alice L. Smith, Co-Trustee 4t 1-10

NEW 2013 Plat Books & Wall Maps Lewis County has 2013 Plat books, Wall Maps, and Folded County Road Maps for sale in the County Clerk’s Office. Plat Books $20.00 Wall Maps $25.00 Folded County Road Maps $5.00 If you wish to have them mailed please call the office to get the costs for shipping & handling. Lewis County Clerk PO Box 67, Monticello MO 63457 573-767-5205

In the Estate of Brian C. Nuessen, deceased

) ) Case No. ) 12LE) PR00055 )

NOTICE OF LETTERS TESTAMENTARY GRANTED (Independent Administration - Non-Resident Fiduciary)

To All Persons Interested in the Estate of Brian C. Nuessen, Decedent: On 05 Dec. 2012, the last will of the decedent having been admitted to probate, the following individual was appointed the personal representative of the estate of Brian C. Nuessen, decedent, by the Probate Division of the Circuit Court of Lewis County, Missouri. The personal representative may administer the estate independently without adjudication, order, or direction of the Probate Division of the Circuit Court, unless a petition for supervised administration is made to and granted by the court. The name, business address and phone numbers are: Daniel J. Nuessen, 716 Long Drive, Quincy IL 62301; 217-228-1037 The personal representative’s attorney’s name, business address and phone number is: William G. Keller Jr., 525 Jersey, PO Box 1069, Quincy IL 62306; 217-223-3030. The non-resident personal representative’s designated agent’s name, business address, and phone number is:



All creditors of said decedent are notified to file claims in court within six months from the date of the first publication of this notice or if a copy of this notice was mailed to, or served upon, such creditor by the personal representative, then within two months from the date it was mailed or served, whichever is later, or be forever barred to the fullest extent permissible by law. Such six-month period and such two-month period do not extend the limitation period that would bar claims one year after the decedent’s death, as provided in Section 473.444, RSMo, or any other applicable limitation periods. Nothing in Section 473.033, RSMo, shall be construed to bar any action against a decedent’s liability insurance carrier through a defendant ad litem pursuant to Section 537.021, RSMo.

For default in payment of debt secured by a Deed of Trust executed by James K. Crenshaw and Deborah L. Crenshaw, his wife, dated March 13, 2009, and recorded on March 17, 2009, in Book 510, at page 3311, in the office of Recorder of Deeds in and for Lewis County, Missouri, at Monticello, Missouri, the undersigned Successor Trustee will on Monday, the 7th day of January, 2013, between the hours of 9:00 o’clock a.m. and 5:00 o’clock p.m., more specifically at 1:00 o’clock p.m., at the front North door of the Courthouse at Monticello, Missouri, sell at public vendue, to the highest bidder for cash: A tract of land in the Southwest Quarter of Section Twentytwo (22), Township Sixty-two (62), Range Six (6), in Lewis County, Missouri, more particularly described as follows: Commencing at the Northeast corner of the Southwest Quarter of said Section Twentytwo (22); thence North

Date of the decedent’s death: 04-March-2012 Date of first publication: 13 Dec. 2012 /s/ Jan Geisendorfer Jan Geisendorfer Circuit Clerk Receipt of this notice by mail should not be construed by the recipient to indicate that the recipient necessarily has a beneficial interest in the estate. The nature and extent of any person’s interest, if any, can be determined from the files and records of this estate in the Probate Division of the above referenced Circuit Court. 1st Pub. Dec. 13, 2012

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IN THE 2ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COURT, LEWIS COUNTY, MISSOURI Fred L. Westhoff, Judge Probate In the Estate of Mary Bird Freeman, deceased

State of Missouri) )SS. County of Lewis) IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF LEWIS COUNTY, MISSOURI Probate Division Fred L. Westhoff, Judge In the Estate of Jack Farr deceased

) Case No. ) 12LE) PR00061 )


To All Persons Interested in the Estate of Jack Farr, Decedent: On December 20, 2012, a small estate affidavit was filed by the distributees for the decedent under Section 473.097, RSMo. with the Probate Division of Circuit Court of Lewis County , Missouri. All creditors of the decedent, who died on

October 19, 2004 are notified that Section 473.444 sets a limitation period that would bar claims one year after the death of the decedent. A creditor may request that this estate be opened for administration. Receipt of this notice should be construed by the recipient to indicate that he or she may possibly have a beneficial interest in the estate. The nature and extent of any person’s interest, if any, may possibly be determined from the affidavit on this estate filed in the Probate Division of the Circuit Court of Lewis County, Missouri. Date of the decedent’s death: October 19, 2004 Date of first publication: December 27, 2012 /s/ Jan Geisendorfer Jan Geisendorfer Clerk of the Probate Division of the Circuit Court of Lewis County, Missouri 1st Pub. Dec. 27, 2012

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Lewis County Budget County Clerk, Sharon Schlager will present preliminary budget to County Commission January 2, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. A tentative budget will be available January 11, 2013 and the budget hearing will be January 22, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. in the Alternate Courtroom (downstairs). Sharon Schlager County Clerk 1st Pub. Dec. 27, 2012 2t

Lewis County Assessor Assistance Available Lewis County Assessor will be in the following locations to assistance with Personal Property for the year 2013. January 2 thru 4 at La Belle City Hall 9 am-4 pm January 28 thru Feb. 1 at Canton city hall 8:00 am-4:00 pm Feb. 4 thru Feb. 8 at La Grange City Hall 8:00 am-4:00 pm Lewistown residents, please see me at the La Belle City Hall, or please call me at 660-213-3830 1st Pub. Dec. 27, 2012


Alice L. Smith, 26920 Poplar Avenue, LaGrange MO 63448; 573-655-4526.

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(9) West, thence West 338 feet, thence South 150 feet, thence East 338 feet, thence North 150 feet to the place of beginning, located in the County of Lewis, State of Missouri.

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) ) Case No. ) 12LE) PR00063 )


To All Persons Interested in the Estate of Mary Bird Freeman, Decedent: On 24 Dec. 2012, the last will of the decedent having been admitted to probate, the following individual was appointed the personal representative of the estate of Mary Bird Freeman, decedent, by the Probate Division of the Circuit Court of Lewis County, Missouri. The personal representative may administer the estate independently without adjudication, order, or direction of the Probate Division of the Circuit Court, unless a petition for supervised administration is made to and granted by the court. The name, business address and phone number of the personal representative is: Mary Jack Scott, 11189 183rd Avenue, Canton, MO 63435; 573-853-4526. The personal representative’s attorney’s name, business address and phone number is: Brett B Bozarth, 405 Clark St., Suite 120, Canton MO 63435; 573-288-1111. All creditors of said decedent

89 degrees, 38 minutes, 09 seconds West along the North line of said Quarter Section, 402.18 feet; thence South 00 degrees, 49 minutes, 38 seconds East, 158.38 feet, to a 5/8 inch iron pin marking the true point of beginning; thence South 89 degrees, 38 minutes, 09 seconds East, 316.68 feet to a 5/8 inch iron pin on the West line of the right-of-way of Missouri Route #81; thence South 12 degrees, 03 minutes, 00 seconds East along said right-of-way line, 150 feet to a 5/8 inch iron pin; thence South 82 degrees, 10 minutes, 17 seconds West, 348.40 feet to a 5/8 inch iron pin; thence North 00 degrees, 49 minutes, 38 seconds West, 196.18 feet to the true point of beginning, containing 1.31 acres, more or less, to satisfy said debt and costs. /s/ Dennis W. Smith Dennis W. Smith, Successor Trustee 1st Pub. Dec. 13, 2012

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are notified to file claims in court within six months from the date of the first publication of this notice or if a copy of this notice was mailed to, or served upon, such creditor by the personal representative, then within two months from the date it was mailed or served, whichever is later, or be forever barred to the fullest extent permissible by law. Such six-month period and such two-month period do not extend the limitation period that would bar claims one year after the decedent’s death, as provided in Section 473.444, RSMo, or any other applicable limitation periods. Nothing in Section 473.033, RSMo, shall be construed to bar any action against a decedent’s liability insurance carrier through a defendant ad litem pursuant to Section 537.021, RSMo. Date of the decedent’s death: 30 Nov.-2012 Date of first publication: 03 Jan. 2013 /s/ Jan Geisendorfer Jan Geisendorfer Circuit Clerk Receipt of this notice by mail should not be construed by the recipient to indicate that the recipient necessarily has a beneficial interest in the estate. The nature and extent of any person’s interest, if any, can be determined from the files and records of this estate in the Probate Division of the above referenced Circuit Court. 1st Pub. Jan. 3, 2013

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NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF STOCKHOLDERS Dear Stockholders: You are hereby notified that the annual meeting of the stockholders of Monticello Bancshares, Inc. will be held at the Banking House of the corporation in Monticello, Missouri, on the 14th day of January, 2013, at 9:00 o’clock a.m. of the said day for the purpose of electing a Board of Directors and transacting such other business as may properly and lawfully come before the meeting. Dated at Monticello, Missouri, this 26th day of December 2012. Virgil Welker, CEO 1st Pub. Dec. 27, 2012 2t








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FOR THE RECORD Obituary IN THE 2ND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COURT, LEWIS COUNTY, MISSOURI Fred L. Westhoff, Judge Probate In the Estate of Edward Frank Berhorst, deceased

) ) Case No. ) 12LE) PR00062 )


To All Persons Interested in the Estate of Edward Frank Berhorst, Decedent: On 21 Dec. 2012, the following individual was appointed the personal representative of the estate of Edward Frank Berhorst, decedent, by the Probate Division of the Circuit Court of Lewis County, Missouri. The personal representative’s business address and phone number is: Robin Berhorst, 7900 Wright Way, Lawson, MO 64062; 816-582-6415. The personal representative may administer the estate independently without adjudication, order, or direction of the Probate Division of the Circuit Court, unless a petition for supervised administration is made to and granted by the court. The personal representative’s attorney’s name, business address and phone number is: Jeffrey Mitchell Rinne, 11040 Oakmont, Overland Park, KS 66210-1100, 913334-5444.

All creditors of said decedent are notified to file claims in court within six months from the date of the first publication of this notice or if a copy of this notice was mailed to, or served upon, such creditor by the personal representative, then within two months from the date it was mailed or served, whichever is later, or be forever barred to the fullest extent permissible by law. Such six-month period and such two-month period do not extend the limitation period that would bar claims one year after the decedent’s death, as provided in Section 473.444, RSMo, or any other applicable limitation periods. Nothing in Section 473.033, RSMo, shall be construed to bar any action against a decedent’s liability insurance carrier through a defendant ad litem pursuant to Section 537.021, RSMo. Date of the decedent’s death: 10-Sept.-2012 Date of first publication: 27 Dec. 2012 /s/ Jan Geisendorfer Jan Geisendorfer Circuit Clerk Receipt of this notice by mail should not be construed by the recipient to indicate that the recipient necessarily has a beneficial interest in the estate. The nature and extent of any person’s interest, if any, can be determined from the files and records of this estate in the Probate Division of the above referenced Circuit Court. 1st Pub. Dec. 27, 2012

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ANDREW M. RALEIGH Andrew Michael Raleigh, age 32, of Rural Monticello, Mo., was fatality injured while cutting wood near his home Thursday, December 27, 2012. He was born January 9, 1980 in Quincy, Ill., a son of Michael W. and Sandra S. Bringer Raleigh. He was married to Angie Darnell December 6, 2008 at Monticello, Mo. She survives Andrew was working at Titan Wheel in Quincy, Ill. He was a graduate of Cedar Falls School at Canton Mo., and had attended Hannibal Vo Tech school for two years at Hannibal, Mo. Andrew was also a member of the Monticello Volunteer Fire Department. He was of the Christian faith. He is survived by his wife Angie also two sons Hunter and Levi Strahl of the home; his parents Michael and Sandra Raleigh of LaGrange, Mo.; father and mother in-law Tom and Judy Darnell of Monticello, Mo.; one brother Alan (Casey) Raleigh of Wayland, Mo.; one sister Andrea (Dan) Garner of Rapid City, S.D.; two nieces Adalynn Raleigh and Shiann Darnell; one nephew Gabe Garner and several aunts, uncles and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his grandparents. Visitation was Sunday December 30, 2012 at Davis Funeral Home in Canton from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. Funeral services were Monday December 31, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at the Davis Funeral Home in Canton with Phillip Darnell officiating . Interment will be in Lewistown Cemetery at Lewistown, Mo. Active and Honorary Pallbearers will be members of Monticello Volunteer Fire Dept. Music: Recorded Selections Suggest Memorials to Andrew Raleigh Memorial Fund which may be mailed or left at Davis Funeral Home in Canton, Mo. Online condolences may be made at www.davis-fh. com Press-News Journal, January 3, 2013

DAVID A. PRIMM David A. Primm, 59, of California, Mo., passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012 at Moniteau Care Center in California. He was born on September 22, 1953 in Chicago, Ill. David attended the Lincoln State School and Jacksonville State School for the Deaf in Illinois during Junior and Senior High. David was placed with Juanita Primm and became very close to her. David was not adopted by Mrs. Primm; however when David became old enough, he petitioned the court to have his last name legally changed to Primm. David lived with Mrs. Primm for over 15 years; she passed away in 1993. David then went to live with Mrs. Primm’s niece, Penny Bartz in Monticello, Ill. In 1995, David moved into his own apartment at La Belle Senior Housing in La Belle, Mo. In 1997, David moved to California, Mo., to the Legacy House RCF, as it was initially set up to serve individuals who were deaf. He worked as a dishwasher for Willy’s Restaurant in California, Hardees, and was with Capitol Projects from Jan. 10, 2007 until 2011. He attended Mt. Moriah Baptist Church and enjoyed being out in the community, was a good-natured man and always was willing to help out. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services in California, Mo. Officiating will be Pastor Justin Houston. Visitation will also be held on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Deerbrook Residents’ Fund, c/o Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services, 100 S. Oak, California, MO 65018. Arrangements are under the direction of BowlinCantriel Funeral Services, California, Mo. Press-News Journal, January 3, 2013

Notice filing for April 2, 2013 General Municipal Election Notice is hereby given by Lewis County Ambulance District that filing for District One and District Six for three year terms each sign up will begin December 11, 2012 at 8:00 a.m. and will end January 15, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. You may sign up in the Lewis County Clerk’s Office at Monticello Courthouse. Becky Ledbetter Secretary of the Board 1st Pub. January 3, 2013 1t

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RONNIE D. PIERCE Ronnie Dean Pierce “R.D.”, age 74, of rural Maywood, Mo., passed away Monday, Dec. 24, 2012, at his home. He was born Oct. 19, 1938, in Adair County, Mo., the son of Dee R. and Jennie Idell Dalton Pierce. He was united in marriage to Patricia Ann Sears on July 5, 1959, at Downing, Mo., and she preceded him in death on May 6, 2011. Ronnie graduated from Brashear High School. He was employed by Central Stone and Missouri Gravel for 20 years, Willer Dairy in Quincy, Ill., and worked for Ronnie Johnson several years. Since 1983 he has been self employed. Ronnie enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family and friends. He was a member of the Methodist Church at Durham, Mo. He was also preceded in death by his parents, an infant son Ronnie D. Pierce, one daughter Candace I. Pierce, a sister Evelyn Patterson and brother Gene Pierce. Surviving are three children, Harry E. Pierce and wife Becky of Camdenton, Mo., Ronnie Lee Pierce and wife Judy of Maywood, MO, and Felicia Wiggins and husband Kevin of Marceline, Mo., four grandchildren, Sara Pierce, Leanne Pierce, Kalina Kuntz, Lucretia Kuntz, three step grandchildren, David Murry, Dana Reid, Keri Wiggins and several great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Visitation was held after 4 p.m. on Thursday, December 27, 2012, at Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home in Edina, Mo. Funeral services were held 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, at the Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home in Edina, MO. Officiating the services was Reverend Steve Martin. Burial was in the Etna Cemetery West of Wyaconda, Mo.. Musical selections was the Old Rugged Cross and Seven Spanish Angels. Casket bearers were Danny Goings, Bill Griesbaum, Ronnie Lee Pierce, Kevin Wiggins, Willie Pierce and David Goings. Memorials may be made to Ronnie D. Pierce Memorial Fund or Hospice of Northeast MO. Memorials may be left at or mailed to Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1, Edina, MO 63537. Press-News Journal, January 3, 2013

Obituary SHAREL L. REDMON Mr. Sharel L. Redmon, age 85, of La Grange, Mo., passed away Thursday, December 27, 2012 at the Lewis County Nursing Home in Canton, Mo. He was born August 9, 1927 near LaPlata, Mo., a son of LeRoy and Anna DeHeer Redmon. He married Mary Ellen Hulse on March 4, 1952 and she passed away on October 16, 1977. He later married Charlotte Ann Brown on April 14, 1979. She survives. Sharel was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps serving during W.W.II from 1945 to 1948. He loved to be outdoors hunting and fishing. He worked for Missouri Power and Light as a lineman for 30 years retiring in 1985. Sharel was a faithful member of the La Grange Christian Church where he served as an Elder and Deacon. Survivors include his wife Charlotte of La Grange; two sons, Chris (Marsha) Redmon of Kirksville, Mo., and Craig (Brenda) Redmon of Canton.; step children, Rae (Rennie) Ludens, of Burlington, Ia., Debbie (Lyle) Massner of Morning Sun, Ia., and Wally (Elaine) Brown of Milaca, Min.; one brother, RL (Marjorie) Redmon of Kirksville; two sisters, Olivan Herndon of Springfield, Mo., and Peggy Amerman of LaPlata, Mo.; grandchildren, Elizabeth Altepeter, Kathleen Redmon, Thomas Redmon, Andrew Redmon, Audrey Barton, Amber Ludens, Jonathan Ludens, Derrick Brown, Taryn Brown and Luke Massner; great grandchildren, Dominic Altepeter, Isabella Barton and Lance and Graysen Ludens. He was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers, Harold, David, Paul, Thomas and James Redmon; three sisters, Orpha Collins, Blanche Perry and Genevieve Mc Afee. Visitation was held Saturday, December 29, 2012 from 4 until 8 p.m. with family meeting friends after 6 p.m. at the Davis Funeral Home in La Grange, Mo. Funeral services were held Sunday, December 30, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. at the La Grange Christian Church with Rev. Kary Myers officiating. Burial with military honors will be in Chariton Grove Cemetery in Gifford, Mo. Pallbearers were Andrew Redmon, Thomas Redmon, Jonathan Ludens, Luke Massner, Luke Barton and Gary Bagley. Music was provided by Judi Myers, organist; Kathleen Redmon, vocalist The family suggests memorials be made to the La Grange Christian Church or to Camp Courageous. Online condolences may be made at www.davis-fh. com Press-News Journal, January 3, 2013

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Mary E. Ellison-Norton, 37 of LaGrange, Mo., died Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012 at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Ill. The daughter of Francis and Nancy Leeser Ellison was born on April 28, 1975 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Quincy, Ill. She was united in marriage to Jonathon Rory Norton on Jan. 10, 2010 at Kirksville, Mo. Mary was a member of Notre Dame Catholic Church in LaGrange, Mo., and the Alpha Xi Delta Sorority. She was a graduate of Highland High School and CulverStockton College. Mary dearly loved and enjoyed her step-sons and nieces and nephews and enjoyed singing and participating in musical productions throughout school. She is survived by her husband, Rory Norton of LaGrange, Mo.; two step-sons, Ryan Norton of LaGrange, Mo., and Reece Norton of Oak Grove, Mo.; parents, Francis and Nancy Ellison of Canton, Mo.; father and mother-in-law, Rex and Theresa Norton of Gorin, Mo.; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Betty Leeser of LaGrange, Mo.; two brothers, John Ellison and wife Jerilyn and James Ellison and wife Tammy both of Canton, Mo.; nieces amd nephews, Doug Ellison, Diann (Leslie) Brumbaugh, Aaron Ellison, Patrick, Isaac, Robert, Elizabeth and Joseph Ellison; several aunts, uncles and cousins. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, James Leeser, paternal grandparents, Patrick Eugene Ellison and Mary Margaret Riney Ellison Stewart. A Celebration of Mary’s Life was held Friday, Dec. 28, 2012 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Canton with Father Basil Eruo officiating. Cremation rites have been accorded. Inurnment will be in St. Patrick Cemetery at a later date. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or St. Patrick Cemetery Association. Arnold’s Funeral Home in Canton in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at Press-News Journal, January 3, 2013

Obituary ALBERTA HARVEY Alberta F. (Morrow) Harvey, 86, of Deer Ridge, Mo., passed away Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, at the home of her daughter. She was born on Sept. 20, 1926, near Deer Ridge, Mo., the daughter of Emer Lewis and Lucy A. Vice Morrow. She was united in marriage to Edwin L. Harvey, Sr. on Oct. 23, 1946 and they made their home near Deer Ridge. He preceded her in death on Aug. 26, 1971. She was a lifelong member of the Deer Ridge Community. She graduated from LaBelle High School in 1946, and was baptized in the Deer Ridge Methodist Church at a young age. She was presently attending the LaBelle Christian Church. She had worked at the LaBelle Manor for several years and liked to do word search puzzles, read, crochet afghans, do embroidery work, and watch Westerns, especially John Wayne. She was a farm wife and loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Her grandchildren found her to be a wealth of knowledge and loved her cooking and sweet tea. Survivors include her daughter, Louise (Albert) St. Clair of Wyaconda, Mo., and a son Edwin Harvey, Jr. of LaBelle, Mo.; eight grandchildren, Heather (Jason) Ayer of Verona, Mo., Melanie (Brian) Danielson of Rockford, Ill., Chad (Erica) Harvey of Houston, Texas, Beth Harvey and Luci Harvey of Phoenix, Ariz., Robert (Nicole) Harvey of Fulton, Mo., Holly (Jay) Epperson of Jefferson, City, Mo., and Adam Harvey of LaBelle, Mo., eleven great-grandchildren, Olivia and Caleb Ayer, Mason and Abigail Coons and David Danielson, Emma and Coen Harvey, Ethan Harvey, Cody McReynolds, Kadence Bridgeman and Rylynn Epperson, one brother Cecil Morrow of LaBelle, Mo., two sisters, Maxine Nichols of Williamstown, Mo., and Dorothy Webster of Wyaconda, Mo., and two sisters-in-law, Norma Harvey and Nelda Crider both of LaBelle, Mo., and brother-inlaw, William Brightwell of LaBelle, Mo.,, and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, her youngest son, Thomas Lewis Harvey on February 23, 1983, a granddaughter Mary Catherine in infancy, brothers, Wayne, Ivan, Wilbur, Roy Otis, Harold and Vance Morrow, sisters; Dema Carlson, and Betty Brocksmith, brothers and sisters-in-law, Maureen Morrow, Walter Carlson, Jr., Marjorie Morrow, Reuben Nichols, Eugene Webster, Leon Brocksmith, Ruth Morrow, Roxie Morrow, and Icie Morrow. Funeral services were held 10:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 24, 2012, at the Coder Funeral Chapel in LaBelle, Mo. Pastor Rob Quillin officiated the services. Burial was in the LaBelle Cemetery. There was no visitation. Memorials are suggested to Hospice of Northeast Missouri, the LaBelle Cemetery or Deer Ridge Cemetery. Memorials may be left at or mailed to Coder Funeral Chapel, P.O. Box 151, LaBelle, MO 63447. Press-News Journal, January 3, 2013

VIRGINIA L. CROWDEN Virginia Lee Crowden, 82 years of age, of Canton, Mo., passed away Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012 in the Lewis County Nursing Home at Canton, Mo. Mrs. Crowden was born October 7, 1930 at Oran, Mo., a daughter of Dallas Leroy and Mary Agnes Rollman Brannon. Mrs. Crowden was a homemaker and had worked as a C.N.A. until her retirement. She was of the Baptist faith. She is survived by one daughter Leota “Charlie” Newberry of Canton; one son, Cliffton Crowden of Moberly, Mo.; one sister, Florence Glendalion Long of Desloge, Mo.; one grandson, Jasen Cunningham and Teena of LaGrange, Mo.; three great-grandchildren, Sheena, Tori, and Jasen Lee Cunningham Jr.; one great-great-granddaughter Candes Michelle Crosset of LaGrange. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and one brother. Visitation was held one hour prior to the service at Davis Funeral home in Canton. Funeral services were held Wednesday Dec. 26, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at the Davis Funeral Home in Canton with Rev. Paul Kinney officiating. Music: Recorded Selections. Interment was in Forest Grove Cemetery, Canton, Mo. Online condolences may be left at Press-News Journal, January 3, 2013

Obituary MICHAEL T. DOBEY Mr. Michael Ted Dobey, 64, of Lewis County, Mo., formerly of Iowa City, Iowa, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012 in Westfield, N. J. Born March 23, 1948 in Quincy, Michael was the son of Reuben L. and Vivian Nebe Dobey. He married Sandra Loesch in 1968 in Quincy. She survives. Michael was a 1966 graduate of Quincy High School and a 1970 graduate of Northern Arizona University. He enjoyed riding motorcycles, especially with his father. Mr. Dobey was currently employed as the Midwest Regional Sales Manager for Accurate Bushing Company in Garwood, N. J. Survivors include his wife, Sandy; his parents, Reuben and Vivian Dobey of Quincy; a daughter, Heather Maguire (Dennis) of Cincinnati, Ohio; a granddaughter, Molly Grace Maguire; and an uncle, Ray Nebe (Ingrid) of Quincy. Mr. Dobey was preceded in death by a son, Brian Michael Dobey. Cremation rites have been accorded to Mr. Dobey. Friends were invited to attend a prayer service on Monday evening, Dec. 17, 2012 in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Canton, Mo. Memorials may be made to the Quincy Humane Society in care of Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home, 1435 State Street, Quincy, IL 62301. Press-News Journal, January 3, 2013

Thank you friends and neighbors for the prayers, cards, food, flowers, memorials and all the acts of kindness during this difficult time. May God bless you in this new year and always. The family of Michael Dobey


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Highland band members were served breakfast before departing for Florida for an appearance at the Gator Bowl.

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Highland Band Director Ryan Christian and Nathan Sparks prepared for the long journey to Florida on Dec. 28 where the band appeared in the Gator Bowl halftime show.



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